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Aug 18 14:37

Was Labour Right To 'Sack' Sarah Champion For Saying Pakistani Men ‘Rape, Exploit White Girls’?

Sarah Champion was reportedly forced out of the Labour shadow cabinet after writing a controversial piece for the Sun claiming authorities must examine possible cultural reasons why British Pakistani men are “raping and exploiting white girls.”

The MP for Rotherham apologized for “the extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister on Wednesday.

Aug 18 14:03

Fracked Off? Level Of Britain’s Shale Gas Reserves Has Been ‘Hyped,’ Says Geology Professor

Britain was thought to have potentially “very large” reserves of shale gas for the fracking industry to extract. However, according to a geology professor, the supply has been grossly overestimated.

Aug 18 13:43

9/11 Survivors Blast May For Rejecting Request To Release Saudi Report

Survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have lambasted UK Prime Minister Theresa May for “shamefully” rejecting their request to publish a high-profile government report on Saudi Arabia’s funding of terror groups, which they say might hold some clues into the 9/11 as well.

Aug 18 11:58

Balfour’s shameful legacy: UK government must say sorry and protect Christian churches in Palestine

Stuart Littlewood asks UK minister David Mundell why the British government plans to celebrate the injustice it facilitated in Palestine through the Balfour Declaration and why it continues to support Israeli crimes.

Aug 17 20:08

Very few girls took computing A-level

A worrying statistic for the tech industry was revealed in freshly-released A-level data - only 9.8% of those completing a computing course were girls.

It comes amid a storm in Silicon Valley over the number of women employed in the tech industry.

Aug 17 15:15

Fire Tears Through Glasgow Fruit Market After ‘Explosion’

A huge fire has broken out at Glasgow fruit market following reports of an early morning “explosion.”

More than 50 firefighters at currently tackling and working to contain a fire in a warehouse on #Blochairn Road, Glasgow.

— Scot Fire and Rescue (@fire_scot) August 17, 2017

More than 40 firefighters battled the blaze at Blochairn Fruit Market in the city’s east end after the alarm was raised at 3.44am local time.

Aug 17 15:14

Whites Dominate Top Roles In UK Companies: Study

Almost six in 10 of the main boards of the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, or the FTSE100, have all-white boards, a new study has revealed, warning that the trend would harm Britain’s economy after leaving the European Union (EU).

Aug 17 14:02

‘Where’s Theresa May? Not Up For The Job?’ Ex-Aide To Brexit Chief Now Turns On PM

Former-aide to Brexit Secretary David Davis, James Chapman, has now turned on Theresa May, claiming she’s so “fed up” with the job of prime minister that she no longer sleeps at 10 Downing Street.

“Where is Theresa May?” Chapman tweeted.

“I hear she’s so fed up she doesn’t sleep in No10. Hand over to someone who’s up to the job eh?”

Aug 17 13:04

Britain’s New Aircraft Carrier Enters Service Amid Controversy And Criticism

The biggest warship in Royal Navy history debuted on Wednesday morning as she sailed into her home port at Portsmouth. HMS Queen Elizabeth, and her incomplete twin HMS Prince of Wales, however, are beset with technical and security issues.

Aug 17 12:20

Pedophile Hunters Dark Justice Report Online Grooming ‘Epidemic’

Pedophile hunters ‘Dark Justice’ say the number of men targeting children online has reached “epidemic” levels, with predators lurking on Justin Bieber Facebook pages and live video apps to find victims.

Aug 17 11:05

1 In 5 Unemployed People In Britain Are Migrants – Official Data

One in five jobless people in the UK are migrants, representing a 5.3 percent overall unemployment rate among non-British natives, according to official figures. The majority of those unemployed are from outside the European Union.

Aug 17 07:54

The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria.

“Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. "Western countries and regional powers are directly and indirectly supplying militants, terrorists and extremists in Syria with banned toxic substances.”

The comment came after Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that chemical weapons supposedly produced by the United States and Britain had been found in areas previously held by Islamic State.*

Aug 17 07:17

UK '55 million years too late' for fracking, says leading geoscientist

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been “overhyped”, a geoscience expert has claimed.

Professor John Underhill, chief scientist at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, suggested the UK is “55 million years too late” for the gas extraction technique to work.

He said reservoirs of shale gas had been damaged by seismic activity 55 million years ago, causing some of the deposits to escape.

Aug 16 17:10

Police Investigating Case Of British Model Kidnapped For ‘Sex Slavery’ Make Arrest

The brother of the man who allegedly kidnapped British model Chloe Ayling to sell her as a sex slave on the dark web has been arrested in the English West Midlands.

Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was arrested at an address in Tividale on Wednesday in a joint operation by West Midlands Police and East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU).

Aug 16 16:30

Scottish Parliament Hit By Ongoing ‘Brute Force’ Cyber Attack – Officials

The Scottish Parliament is being subjected to a sustained “brute force” cyber attack, according to officials.

There’s no evidence the attack has breached the parliament’s defenses, officials added in a statement.

Aug 16 14:57

May Condemns Trump’s Response To Charlottesville… Ignores Calls To Cancel His UK State Visit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May rebuked US President Donald Trump for his response to the bloodshed seen during last weekend’s Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally. She has faced repeated calls to cancel Trump’s planned state visit to the UK.

Aug 16 12:57

Explosion Near Southend Airport, UK, Black Smoke Rising From Air Hanger

Firefighters are battling a blaze after an “explosion” near Southend Airport on Wednesday. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from an aircraft hangar at the Essex airport.

The fire brigade was called to the incident near the terminal at 10.42am local time.

Aug 16 10:09

Grenfell Fire, 2 Months On: Inquiry Begins As Hundreds Hold Silent March For Victims

Hundreds of people marched through west London in silence to mark two months since the Grenfell Tower fire killed at least 80 and left many more homeless. The government announced its inquiry into the disaster will begin on Tuesday.

Aug 16 10:06

Scottish Parliament Hit By Ongoing ‘Brute Force’ Cyber Attack – Officials

The Scottish Parliament is being subjected to a sustained “brute force” cyber attack, according to officials.

There’s no evidence the attack has breached the parliament’s defenses, officials added in a statement.

Aug 16 09:57

EXPOSED: Vodafone adds sneaky £1-a-month charge to contracts of a million mobile phone users

Vodafone has added a sneaky £1-a-month charge to more than one million customers' mobile phone contracts, we can reveal.

The new fee — which will net the telecoms giant millions of pounds a year — has been added to every new monthly contract taken out since February.

Vodafone says the service offers customers extra protection against any harmful websites users may visit while surfing the internet.

The so-called 'Secure Net' software is included on monthly contracts and is advertised as a 'free three-month trial' in Vodafone's promotional material.

But customers claim they are not told they have been opted in and will be charged £12 a year when the free trial ends. It is impossible to remove the extra software at the time of purchase and it cannot be cancelled until at least 24 hours later.

Aug 15 16:08

Man Falls To Death From London Stock Exchange

A man fell to his death on Tuesday from an upper floor of the London Stock Exchange.

Aug 15 15:23

London Protesters Demand Justice For Grenfell Victims

Hundreds of people have marched in London to demand justice for victims of the Grenfell block fire, two months after the tragic incident killed at least 80 people.

The demonstrators marched silently through the streets surrounding the charred tower in West London on Monday.

Aug 15 15:22

London's Holborn Tube Station Evacuated After Loud Bang, Smoke Fills Platform

A London Underground station has been evacuated after witnesses say they heard a loud bang and smoke started filling a carriage.

An emergency evacuation is underway from Holborn Tube station with a Tannoy announcement stating: “Would Inspector Sands please go to the operations room immediately.”

Aug 15 14:15

UK May Seek Temporary Trade Deal After Brexit

The UK government is seeking an interim trade relationship with the European Union in order to secure the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with the EU after Britain exits the bloc.

Aug 15 10:39

Tony Blair Bankrolled By Wealthy Arab State While Middle East Peace Envoy – Leaked Email

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was funded by a wealthy Arab state while serving as Middle East peace envoy, leaked emails seen by the Sunday Telegraph reveal.

Aug 15 09:50

No reverse on 6.1% student interest rate

The government is not shifting on plans to increase interest charges on student loans in England - which will rise to up to 6.1% from the autumn term.

Aug 14 17:38

Queen To Effectively ‘Abdicate’ At 95, Charles Becoming King In ‘All But Name’ – Palace Sources

The Queen is planning to abdicate, ceding her crown to her eldest son, Prince Charles, who will become king in all but name, palace sources have reportedly said.

At the age of 21, when she became Queen, Elizabeth II vowed never to renounce her title and stay “devoted to the service of the great imperial family to which we all belong.”

Aug 14 15:44

Met Police Chief Cressida Dick Ignoring ‘Racially Disproportionate’ Stop & Search, Activists Tell RT

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is not taking the disproportionate use of stop and search powers on black and ethnic minorities seriously, campaigners told RT.

StopWatch has accused Dick, the UK’s most senior police officer, of falling “silent” on the practice and the extent to which it actively targets people from black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds.

Aug 14 09:42

Former MI5 director becomes the latest ex-spy chief to back encrypted messaging

Jonathan Evans, a former head of MI5, has pledged his support for encrypted messaging in an interview with the BBC.

He told Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning that the technology is a critical tool in maintaining the country’s cyber security.

While acknowledging that encryption had made it difficult for spies to access messages between extremists, he added:

I’m not personally one of those who thinks we should weaken encryption because I think there is a parallel issue, which is cyber security more broadly.

While understandably there is a very acute concern about counter-terrorism, it is not the only threat that we face. The way in which cyberspace is being used by criminals and by governments is a potential threat to the UK’s interests more widely.

Aug 13 19:08

‘True’ £660m weekly cost of Britain’s EU membership

THE true cost to Britain of being in the EU has been £660million a week since 2010, a think tank says.

This includes more than £80billion lost to the Treasury after the European Court of Justice forced tax rebates to multinationals and £50billion in Eurozone bailout obligations.

In membership fees alone, after the rebate has been returned Britain has paid out £70.6billion in fees.

But the Bruges Groups says our real financial commitment is £275.08billion.

Over seven years that is £34.3billion a year, or £661,260,000 a week.

Aug 13 10:10

UK AT WAR? ‘Britain will be dragged in to any war with Kim Jong-un’s North Korea’

The UK would most likely join the US in fighting the regime if North Korea started a war, Trevor Taylor, professorial research fellow in defence management at the highly-respected Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank, said.

He said if a war in the region started due to North Korean aggression then the UK would be “obliged” to support.

However, if the US started it, then the UK would be unlikely to join.

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Aug 13 08:00

Jeremy Corbyn urges Theresa May ‘not to drag us into military action’ over North Korea

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the Government to stay out of military intervention as nuclear threats between North Korea and the US escalate. The Labour Leader called for Theresa May to rule out committing any of the British Armed Forces over the Korea crisis, including for joint exercises in the region. His plea came after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Kim Jong-un’s regime was responsible for the crisis over its nuclear programme and must now “fix it”.

Aug 12 16:59

UK Family Found Guilty Of Enslaving Homeless, Disabled People

A UK court has convicted a British family-gang for a series of modern slavery offenses.

Eleven members of the Rooney family in Lincoln were convicted of fraud and slavery in four trials for forcing 18 victims to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions for up to 26 years, the Guardian reported on Friday.

Aug 12 15:08

Largest UK Navy Carrier Security Under Review After Amateur Lands Drone On Deck Undetected

Security will be reviewed at the aircraft carrier ‘HMS Queen Elizabeth’ after a photo enthusiast landed a small drone aboard the largest ship in the Royal Navy and remained undetected, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

Aug 12 14:24

‘Kidnapped’ Model Signs Up As £2,000-A-Time After-Dinner Speaker On Sex Trafficking

The British model who was allegedly kidnapped in Italy to be sold as a sex slave in the Middle East will be available for hire after signing up to give after-dinner talks at £2,000 (US$2,600) a time.

Aug 12 13:36

UK Police Investigate Hate Mail Sent To Mosques

British police have conducted an investigation into hate mail and suspicious packages sent to mosques in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Hate mail and suspicious packages were sent from a location near Sheffield to mosques in London, South Yorkshire and the US, the Guardian reported on Saturday.

Aug 12 11:46

TalkTalk fined £100,000 for not protecting customers' personal data

Broadband provider found to have put 21,000 subscribers’ data at risk by allowing ‘rogue’ staff at Indian contractor access to it

Aug 12 09:08

UK AT WAR? ‘Britain will be dragged in to any war with Kim Jong-un’s North Korea’

BRITAIN would be “obliged” to go to war with North Korea if Kim Jong-un makes good on his promise to fire missiles at the United States, a defence expert has told Express.co.uk.

Aug 12 08:59

Where Police Care More About Internet Trolls Than Child Sex Rings

Another child sex ring was broken up in the United Kingdom this week, and questions are already swirling about how police handled the matter.

Aug 12 08:56

Lord Lawson was right to condemn Al Gore's film, says TIM NEWARK

Following Lord Lawson’s Radio 4 interview on the Today programme, the Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley condemned the BBC for giving any airtime to the former chancellor, who now heads the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

The Green Party claimed it was “false balance” even though Lawson was given half the time allowed to former US vice-president Al Gore to plug the sequel to his climate change propaganda movie An Inconvenient Truth.

Scientist and broadcaster Jim al-Khalili went further, saying: “There should be no debate any more about climate change.”

No debate at all? That sounds a very extreme response to Lawson’s reasonable comments. There should always be debate about policies that are costing every one of us hundreds of pounds every year in extra taxes on our fuel bills to subsidise a renewable energy industry that may well have no effect on climate change over the next century.

That is the real Inconvenient Truth.

Aug 12 08:51

Britain Will Face Radical Islamist Threat For Decades To Come, Says Ex-MI5 Boss

Former MI5 chief Lord Evans has warned that the Islamist threat to the UK is likely to continue for the next “20 to 30 years.”

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, the former director of Britain’s Security Service (MI5) said the issue of Islamist terrorism is a “generational problem” and that the UK must “persevere” to defeat it comprehensively.

Aug 12 08:51

UK Ships Arms Worth Millions to Venezuela, While Alleging Human Rights Abuses

It's been revealed the UK has sold military equipment worth millions to Venezuela since 2008, despite Foreign Office "concern" about human rights in the country. The exposure suggests the UK may be more than willing to sell weapons to any state willing to pay - and official concern for human rights in certain countries may not be entirely earnest.

Aug 11 18:36

British Ministers Condemn Maduro… But Continue Selling Weapons To Venezuela

Unlike the conflict in Yemen, which is barely acknowledged by British politicians, the civil unrest gripping the socialist republic of Venezuela has drawn the pious condemnation of ministers. So why is the UK still selling weapons to Caracas?

Aug 11 15:18

UK Counter-Terrorism Effort ‘Actively Undermined’ By Prevent Critics, Says Home Secretary

Prevent, the British government’s counter-radicalization strategy, should not be viewed negatively, Home Secretary Amber Rudd insists, despite accusations it is highly intrusive and disproportionately targets Muslims.

Aug 11 14:56

Police Hunting Jogger Who Pushed Woman Into Path Of London Bus Make Arrest

Police searching for a jogger who appeared to push a woman into the path of a London bus say they have made an arrest.

A 50-year-old man is being held following the incident, which took place on Putney Bridge on Friday May 5 at 7:40am local time.

Aug 11 12:31

Bulldozing London’s Beloved Latin American Market Will ‘Ethnically Cleanse’ Area, Traders Tell RT

The planned demolition of Britain’s largest Latin American market to make way for luxury shops and apartments puts hundreds of livelihoods at risk and will tear the heart out of the community, a campaign group warns.

Aug 11 11:23

Police Raid Manchester Hotel After Traffic Incident Involving Child

An “ongoing” police operation is being reported at the Ibis Budget Hotel in Manchester, with mass armed police presence and reports of disturbing screams and people covered in blood. Ambulances were seen arriving at the scene.

Aug 11 08:58

UK weather: Three in ten families have switched on the HEATING this summer

THREE in ten families have switched on the heating during Britain’s miserable summer, research revealed today.

Aug 10 18:31

Sex Abuse By Asian Gangs Unreported Because Informers Fear Being Called Racist – MP

Political correctness is getting in the way of authorities investigating whether there is an underlying cultural cause behind child sex abuse, the shadow women’s minister says.

Political correctness is getting in the way of authorities investigating whether there is an underlying cultural cause behind child sex abuse, the shadow women’s minister says.

Aug 10 14:46

UK Homeless Population Growing Under Tories: Study

Britain’s homeless population has increased by a third since 2011, a year into the Conservative Party took over, a new study has found.

Aug 10 14:00

Double-Decker Bus Smashes Into Store In London

A double-decker London bus has smashed into a store building in south London causing multiple casualties, police say.

The incident took place on Thursday morning, as one of London’s symbolic red buses drove into a shop in Lavender Hill.

Aug 10 12:20

Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons forced to withdraw thousands of products as it's revealed 700,000 contaminated Dutch eggs are now in the UK

Four of Britain's biggest supermarkets have been forced to withdraw thousands of products after it emerged 700,000 eggs from farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to the UK.

Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons are all being forced to withdraw sandwich fillings and other chilled foods after the Food Standards Agency made the announcement today - and revealed a far higher number of contaminated eggs than the previously estimated 21,000.

Today Dutch authorities arrested two men in an investigation into the use of pesticide in poultry farms.

While in some European countries eggs containing Fipronil residues have been sold as fresh eggs, in the UK this is not the case.

Aug 09 16:49

Grenfell Fire: “It’s Like Victorian Days, Where We Have Nothing And They Have Everything”

A Socialist Equality Party team has been campaigning in Ladbroke Grove, ahead of the August 19 public meeting, Grenfell Fire—Social Murder: A crime against the working class.

Mary, a local resident told WSWS reporters, “I know a whole family who died in the fire. I lost one whole family and two friends. My son lost friends of his. It’s really hard.

Aug 09 16:16

British Model ‘To Be Sold For Sex In Middle East’ Went Shoe Shopping With Her Kidnapper

A British glamor model who says she was kidnapped to be sold for sex in the Middle East and held captive for six days was taken on a shoe shopping trip by her abductor, it has emerged.

Aug 09 14:49

London Jogger Knocks Woman In Front Of Oncoming Bus (VIDEO)

Shocking footage of a jogger shoving a woman in front of an oncoming bus is being released by London police in a bid to catch the culprit.

The video shows the pair cross paths on a sidewalk in Putney, south-west London. The jogger veers off course, charging into the woman and sending her flying into the path of a bus.

Aug 09 14:06

Convicted Child Rapist Paid By Police To Spy On Underage Sex Parties

Police paid a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on “sex parties” as part of an investigation into a grooming gang in Newcastle that saw 18 people convicted, it can be revealed.

Aug 09 13:45

Migrants & Refugees Have Tried To Breach UK Border 17,000 Times This Year – France

Migrants and refugees have made up to 17,000 attempts to jump aboard UK-bound lorries and trains since January, according to the French Interior Ministry.

It appears the destruction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp nine months ago has done little to stem the tide of migrants traveling to the port town in northern France.

Aug 09 12:56

FLASHBACK: The UK’s pro-Israel lobby in context

Tom Mills, Hilary Aked, Tom Griffin, and David Miller
2 December 2013

The pro-Israel lobby is not only important in the US, but is a transnational phenomenon, fostered by transnational organisations – many headquartered in Israel – and funded in large part by transnational corporate actors.

Aug 09 11:42

Let British Kids Play Video Games To ‘Save The Country,’ Ex-Spy Chief Says

British parents should let their kids spend more time online to combat a widespread and dangerous lack of computer skills, says the former chief of the Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain’s NSA.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Robert Hannigan, who used to head the UK’s cyber intelligence agency until January, said the British population lacks sufficient “cyber skills.”

Aug 09 10:26

Convicted Child Rapist Paid By Police To Spy On Underage Sex Parties

Police paid a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on “sex parties” as part of an investigation into a grooming gang in Newcastle that saw 18 people convicted, it can be revealed.

Seventeen men and one woman have been found guilty of involvement in a sex grooming network in the northern English city that saw underage and vulnerable female victims raped and abused over many years.

Aug 09 08:11

"NONE OF IT WAS TRUE": 103 YEARS LATER, THE FT ADMITS IT LIED AND COLLUDED WITH THE BANK OF ENGLAND

When one strips away the lies about central banks' "inflation and employment" mandates and focuses on what they really do - which is to keep asset prices artificially supported and volatility suppressed - the motive behind virtually every central bank act becomes readily apparent: preserve (and increase, if possible) confidence in the market and economy, while saying anything and everything that helps achieve this, or in other words, lie but don't get caught.
Today, thanks to the FT, we have proof of precisely this, in what may be the first recorded instance of a central bank openly lying in an attempt to preserve market stability... and getting caught.

On Tuesday, the Bank of England admitted that the UK government failed to find enough investors to fully cover its its 1914 War Loan, and was forced to turn to the central bank to help plug a deficit of more than £100m in the fundraising. However, it did so only after it lied to the public that the bond was oversubscribed:

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Lies by the financial community never end, because they are engineered to "paper over" a system so delicate and fragile that complete economic collapse is only a minor hiccup away, most of the time.

Aug 08 17:19

‘Desperate’ Grenfell Tower Residents Treated Like Benefit Claimants – Labour MP For Kensington To RT

Grenfell Tower residents are being treated like any other council tenants despite their “horrendous” experience, the Labour MP for Kensington told RT.

Aug 08 15:28

Schoolgirl Jailed For Attacking Love Rival With Acid Hidden In Viola Case

A schoolgirl who left a love rival with horrifying injuries after attacking her with acid hidden in a viola case has been jailed. It comes as a burns surgeon has warned such attacks in London have reached “epidemic” levels.

Aug 08 14:29

Divided England: Northerners More Likely To Die Early Than Southerners

Young people in the North of England are 50 percent more likely to die prematurely than those in the South as a result of what academics have termed a “disease of despair.”

A new study, led by the University of Manchester, found there were 49 percent more deaths among Northerners aged between 35 and 44 in 2015, while there were 29 percent more among the 25-34 bracket. This is up from two percent in the 1960s.

Aug 08 14:09

UK Whites Income ‘Significantly Higher’ Than Minorities: Study

The UK’s ethnic minority households earn far less money than their white counterparts, an independent British think tank has revealed, warning about a growing wealth gap.

Aug 08 13:17

British Jihadists Trained By Secretive ISIS Unit To Launch UK Suicide Attacks

British extremists in Syria are being trained to carry out suicide attacks on their return to the UK, an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighter captured by Kurdish forces claims.

The fighter told his captors that many European extremists were sent to the shadowy al-Kharsa Brigade upon arrival in Syria, where they would undertake months of arduous training in preparation for attacks, according to a report by the Rupert Murdoch-owned Times newspaper.

Aug 08 11:55

US Sanctions — a Looney Tunes Bad Remake

By F. William Engdahl
5 Aug 2017

The ever-so-wise members of the Congress of the United States have just passed one of the most bizarre pieces of legislation in US history. Unilaterally, it makes illegal and severely punishable investments by European companies in international energy projects where Russia is involved. But it does far more. Unlike earlier US sanctions acts, the EU countries were not even consulted on the new act. It may well be that the bill, HR-3364: Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (sic) and its Senate counterpart will mark the irreversible decline of the United States as a global power and forge new ties between Russia, China, Iran and, yes, the major states of the EU including Germany .

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Aug 08 11:51

EU Leaders Dismayed At Tory Infighting Over Brexit Negotiations – Former Senior Diplomat

Divisions in the cabinet and a lack of coherent strategy have not gone down well during Brexit negotiations in Brussels, a former head of the diplomatic services has said.

Speaking to the BBC’s Westminster Hour, Sir Simon Fraser said the government had shown a lack of clarity.

Aug 08 10:13

Why Germans NEED Brexit Britain: USA could bring Germany to its knees over Russia

GERMANY fears its economy could take a battering if Donald Trump presses ahead with plans to slap new sanctions on Russia - potentially further pressing the need for Berlin to force through a good Brexit deal.

Aug 08 09:50

UK: Acid Attacks Now at ‘Epidemic Levels’, Says Burns Surgeon

Dr Martin Niall, a burn surgeon at Mid-Essex Hospital, told National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. that acid attacks in Britain “are now at levels that one of my colleagues described as epidemic”.

He added: “Everyone, ourselves included, has been shocked by this emerging threat to public health.”

In terms of attacks per head of population, London is now the acid attack capital of the world, with a 74 per cent rise in assaults — from 261 to 454 — between 2015 and 2016.

Aug 08 09:33

British govt ‘squandering’ £1.6bn on ‘futile’ war on drugs

The audit, which has gone largely unnoticed, was published last month.

As the government released details of its new drug strategy, it also put out its evaluation of how the 2010-2016 plan went – hidden at the bottom of the page.

The report was not mentioned by any minister in a Home Office press release, or in the parliamentary debate the following week, or in any media coverage until the Times picked it up on Tuesday.

The report says the strategy to reduce illicit and harmful drug use, launched by Theresa May when she was home secretary, has largely failed.

Despite extensive resources being used to tackle drug use, consumption had remained stable since 2010, it said.

Aug 08 09:25

New Privacy Laws Will Offer Brits ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ From Social Media

The government will soon give British citizens the ability to see what social media firms like Twitter and Facebook know about them and provide the right to demand that information is deleted.

Aug 08 09:06

Corbyn 'Sad' At Lost Lives In Venezuela Violence

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has censured the “violence done by all sides” in Venezuela, expressing sorrow over the death of dozens of people in the wake of political and economic unrest in the Latin American country.

Aug 07 17:35

The Instability Of Britain And The US: How Do We Come Back From This?

There is a famous scene in Shakespeare’s Henry V on the night before the battle of Agincourt, when the French lords speak of the inevitability of their coming victory. Puffed up with arrogance, they deride the English: “Do but behold yon poor and starved band.” Of course, all this is to be exposed as bombast when the over-confident lords get their comeuppance the following day.

Aug 07 17:11

The Charity Boat ‘Taking Deliveries’ Of Migrants From People Traffickers

A charity boat operating in the Mediterranean allegedly colluded with people smugglers to accept multiple ‘deliveries’ of migrants, investigators have revealed.

Aug 07 15:17

Oxford Jazz concert-goer violently attacked after veiled threat from UK Jewish organisation

Drummer Will McClure, 73, who attended my concert on the evening of 6 August was subjected to an attack outside the concert by some anti Atzmon hooligans. He was injured in his eye and suffered from shock.

A week ago, the Oxford Albion Beatnik Book Shop, which hosted my concert, received a threatening letter from Stephen Silverman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). Silverman hinted that something may happen unless the club surrendered to his demand and cancelled the concert. On the night of 6 August we saw the first violent attack against a Jazz audience. Will’s eyes bled for an hour...>>

Aug 07 09:59

Eggs contaminated with pesticide have made their way onto British shelves

European eggs at the centre of a contamination scare have been distributed in Britain, it has been revealed.

Aldi and Lidl stores in Germany have already taken millions of eggs off shelves amid fears they are tainted with traces of the pesticide Fipronil.

Supermarket giant Aldi said it was a 'purely precautionary' measure and added that eggs sold in its UK stores were produced in Britain.

Aug 07 08:21

Video: Forced Into Marriage: UK Children Call For Help Fearing Arranged Marriages

Leading British charity NSPCC says there has been a 12% increase in pleas from children who fear being forced by their parents into arranged marriages.

Aug 07 08:00

Why Was Prince Harry Invited To Google’s Shadowy Davos-Style Summit?

Prince Harry attended a summit in Italy this weekend at one of Sicily’s most exclusive resorts, alongside tech billionaires and pop stars. The lavish event, held in the utmost secrecy, was hosted by Google.

The prince’s attendance at the £1,500-per-night (US$1,960) Verdura Resort was not publicized on the royal circular, where the royal family’s schedule is normally set out for the public.

Aug 06 19:37

Britain needs a counter-radicalization program for its politicians, says terrorism expert

Charlie Bird, who spent time attached to the military in Iraq during the 2003 invasion, wrote on the Cable website that a counter-extremism program to monitor politicians might be worth considering.

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The Prevent scheme is a government-led initiative to identify potential extremists in educational establishments and channel them into de-radicalization programs.

It is supported by McCarthy-style legislation which imposes a legal duty on educators to report their students.

“Should there be a similar statutory obligation on MPs, their spouses, partners, special advisers and friends?” asked Bird.

“Should they be obligated to report politicians who lean towards dangerous ideas, individuals and causes that could lead the country into wars that provoke even more terrorism and terrorist sympathizers?”

Aug 06 16:41

UK ready to pay Brexit fee of up to €40bn if guaranteed free trade – report

London is willing to pay the European Union up to €40 billion (£36 billion) for the split, but only if a deal is reached on free trade and other preferences for the UK, the Telegraph has reported citing three unnamed government sources.

Aug 06 08:32

UK Ready to Pay EU Up to $47 Bln Under Brexit Divorce Bill - Reports

The United Kingdom is ready to pay the European Union up to 36 billion pounds ($47 billion) in accordance with London's financial obligations which are a result of its EU membership, local media reported Saturday citing government sources.

Aug 05 20:09

More than 800 children given sex change drugs on NHS

Young people who are convinced they are living in the wrong body are receiving hormonal injections to stop the onset of puberty and make sex change operations easier.

According to a Mail on Sunday investigation more than 600 children were undergoing treatment from the NHS' Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) clinic in London, and a further 200 in Leeds.

The lower age limit of 16 was scrapped in 2014 meaning any child in the early stages of puberty with gender dysphoria can now be considered for treatment - meaning some children as young as 10 are eligible.

Aug 04 15:04

Britain Needs A Counter-Radicalization Program For Its Politicians, Says Terrorism Expert

A counter-extremism scheme similar to the government’s Prevent program should be introduced to monitor politicians to make sure they don’t become radicalized, a former diplomat has suggested.

Charlie Bird, who spent time attached to the military in Iraq during the 2003 invasion, wrote on the Cable website that a counter-extremism program to monitor politicians might be worth considering.

Aug 04 14:32

Black Youth Didn’t Swallow Drugs Before He Died In Police Custody – Watchdog

Rashan Charles, who died in hospital after being restrained by police, was not carrying controlled substances, a forensic report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says.

The 20-year-old’s death sparked riots in East London on Friday last week. His death came after he was restrained by police following a chase on July 22.

Aug 04 13:52

Doctor Charged With 118 Sex Offences, 1 Against A Child

A doctor from East London has been charged with more than a hundred sexual offences, including one against a minor, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Manish Shah, 47, of Brunel Close in Romford, was charged with a total of 118 offences, reportedly carried out between 2004 and 2013.

Aug 04 13:03

UK Govt. Censoring Documnets On Past Military Ties With Saudi Arabia

The UK government has blocked the public release of nearly 1,000 documents detailing sensitive data about the country’s past military deals with Saudi Arabia.

THE CENSORED FILES FROM 1986 AND 1987 INCLUDE AT LEAST 15 DOCUMENTS THAT DIRECTLY DISCUSS SAUDI ARABIA AND INCLUDE DETAILS ON THE “SALE OF TORNADO AND HAWK AIRCRAFT” AND “TRAINING FOR SAUDI ARABIAN SPECIAL FORCES,” THE TIMES REPORTED THURSDAY.

Aug 04 09:49

BAE, BRITAIN’S LARGEST ARMS MAKER, POSTS RECORD PROFITS

Britain’s largest defense firm has made $733 m in six months, and expects further growth, in results posted weeks after surviving a High Court challenge to its multi-billion-dollar arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

BAE Systems lauded the sale of Typhoon jets to Oman and noted its court victory over anti-arms trade campaigners in the results, saying net profits soared 36 percent to £555 m ($733 m) in the six months to the end of June, compared with £408 m a year earlier.

It said profits were boosted by UK government defense spending and a weak pound following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Sales forged almost 10 percent higher to stand at £9.565 bn.

Charles Woodburn, BAE’s chief executive, said: “BAE Systems’ performance in the first half was consistent with our expectations and guidance for the year.

“We have a sound platform for medium-term growth underpinned by a clear and consistent strategy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Woodburn, a word, please: your "sound strategy" is leaving hundreds of thousands dead and maimed for life in Yemen, courtesy of Saudi bombing runs against it.

So glad you feel so great, and completely conscience-free, about this!!

Aug 04 07:15

United Nations demands UK takes in double the number of refugees

The Government has committed to take in 20,000 refugees by 2020 under a scheme set up to cover people fleeing the Syrian conflict, with 5,453 granted humanitarian protection under the programme in the year ending March 2017, and 3,000 vulnerable children and family members.

But Mr Turk, who was in London for talks with ministers, said that he hoped the Government's response would be “significantly” expanded after 2020: “It would be a doubling.”

Aug 03 13:43

Kill-Joy Labour MP Reports Young Art Student To Police For Creating Fake Hard-Left Rival

An art student in London has been operating a Twitter account and website under the fake name ‘Ana Key’ – a pun on ‘anarchy’ – claiming to be the Socialist Party MP for the constituency of Deptford and Greenwich.

Ellen Kenyon Peers, studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, posted a series of tweets offering help to constituents and listed surgery times on a website that featured the House of Commons’ portcullis badge, which is strictly regulated and licensed by the Queen, alongside logos of the Socialist Party and the far-left Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).

Aug 03 12:01

Britain's Cover Up

Is Britain's cover-up of its 1845-1850 holocaust in Ireland the most successful Big Lie in all of history?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would say second place!

Aug 03 09:26

Are smart meters to blame for house fires? Fears families are being put at risk after evidence suggests some engineers installing the devices don't know what they are doing

A rush to install energy smart meters in millions of homes has triggered fires and is putting families at risk, it is claimed.

Evidence suggests some of the engineers hired to install the meters do not know what they are doing.

One employed by British Gas told a horrified couple: 'Sorry, I've blown up your house.'

Details of two fires linked to the installation of smart meters were highlighted by the BBC Watchdog programme last night.

There are concerns that many more could follow, as energy companies have been ordered by the Government to install smart meters in 53million homes and businesses by 2020.

Aug 03 08:38

BBC accused of ‘normalizing’ Islamic burqa in ‘propaganda’ video

Social media users have accused the BBC of “blatant propaganda” after the state broadcaster published a YouTube video featuring burqa-clad women addressing common questions about the full-face veil.

After the video, entitled ‘Things Not To Say To Someone Who Wears a Burqa’, was published on the BBC Three YouTube channel, the broadcaster received a volley of accusations, with users branding it a leftist propaganda machine perpetuating a “regressive” ideology.

Political commentator Julie Lenarz was among those who took to Twitter to brand the BBC’s attempt to normalize burqas and niqabs “abhorrent.”

Aug 03 08:36

Hackers display swastikas, ‘Shariah message’ and Pepe on Welsh city billboard (IMAGES)

Offensive images including a picture of a swastika and a message referring to Shariah law were displayed on a digital billboard in the city of Cardiff, Wales after an alleged hacking.

Aug 03 08:33

Brussels FEARS Britain is faking ‘Brexit chaos’ and will DIVIDE fragile EU next month

BRUSSELS diplomats have claimed that the UK has been trying to appear ill-prepared for Brexit talks in a bid lure the EU into a false sense of security, it has been reported.

Aug 03 08:32

Bank of England Keeps Rates Steady, Gold In GBP Rises

Gold priced in British pounds rose after the Bank Of England announced it is keeping interest rates unchanged at record low on Thursday; the central bank also highlighted the impact of Brexit as it slashed its economic growth forecasts for both 2017 and 2018.

Aug 03 07:54

4Chan Hacks Welsh City E-Billboard, Puts Up Politically Incorrect Memes

Trolls from 4Chan allegedly hacked into an electronic billboard in the city of Cardiff, Wales late Tuesday and posted all manners of politically incorrect memes.

Aug 02 15:32

UK Threatens Tech Companies Over Message Encryption ‘Problem’

The UK government has once again threatened tech companies over development of message encryption tools, saying they should either cooperate with security and intelligence services to solve the “problem” or face stricter laws.

Aug 02 15:04

No Prison In England And Wales Safe For Young People

“By February 2017, we concluded that there was not a single establishment that we inspected in England and Wales in which it was safe to hold children and young people.”

This is the shocking conclusion made by Peter Clarke, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales in his Annual Report 2016–17.

Aug 02 08:05

'Parasites! Stop wasting our taxes' Outrage after EU politicians release anti-Brexit video

AN ANTI-BREXIT video message released by a pro-EU political group in the European Parliament has sparked outrage online after it highlighted the plight of Britain’s Remainers.

Aug 02 07:44

'We don't WANT to go' EU snubbed by its OWN staff as they want to STAY in UK after Brexit

BRUSSELS was facing a humiliating mutiny from its own staff today as three quarters of workers at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said they want to stay in Britain rather than move to its new EU base.

Aug 02 07:40

Galloway: ‘Law is an ass’ for blocking Iraq War prosecution of Tony Blair

The High Court ruling that Tony Blair cannot be prosecuted for taking Britain into the Iraq War gives immunity to any “two-bit hustler” in power in Britain and proves the “law is an ass,” Respect Party leader George Galloway said.

On Monday, Britain’s High Court dismissed an application for a judicial review to overturn a 2006 ruling by the House of Lords that there is no such crime as the “crime of aggression” under English law.

Aug 01 16:47

'Real people' don’t care if apps keep messages private, says Rudd

"Real people" aren't really interested in security features that stop the government and criminals reading their messages, according to Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

The Government should be allowed to look at people's messages and break through the security that keeps them hidden, she has written.

Most people won't be concerned about that because they primarily use apps like WhatsApp and iMessage for their "features", she writes, and not because of the technology they incorporate to keep messages safe.

Aug 01 16:42

Food banks run out as hungry children on summer holidays have no access to free school meals

One food bank ran out of basic supplies in the first week of the summer holidays

Aug 01 16:36

UK Threatens Tech Companies Over Message Encryption ‘Problem’

The UK government has once again threatened tech companies over development of message encryption tools, saying they should either cooperate with security and intelligence services to solve the “problem” or face stricter laws.

Aug 01 16:20

Global warming is a 'made up concept' and 'completely untrue', says one in seven Britons

A poll of 1,200 people revealed about 13 per cent thought it was a “made up concept” and “completely untrue”.

A further 17 per cent said they were “unsure” if climate change is an actual problem.

In total, it meant that 30 per cent of British adults – nearly one in three – are sceptical about global warming and climate change.

Aug 01 14:03

Zion declares war on British Jazz

In the past my detractors at least attempted to counter my arguments and debate with me. They didn’t get too far. But since the publication of my new book Being in Time: A Post-Political Manifesto, they have changed their tactics: they are now determined to obliterate my international jazz career...>>

Aug 01 13:50

Attempt To Prosecute Tony Blair Over Iraq War Blocked By High Court

Britain’s High Court has blocked a bid by an Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the war he launched in Iraq while prime minister.

General Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat accused the former Labour leader of committing a ‘crime of aggression’ by invading Iraq in 2003 to overthrow former President Saddam Hussein. The general wanted to see the prosecution Blair and two other key ministers of the time – Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, and Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general.

Aug 01 13:24

Scottish Taxpayers Fund 'Art Performance' Calling Whites 'Inbred Spawn Soon To Die Out'

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has released a music video calling White people “inbred spawn soon to die out.”

The video features a rapper from the group “Young Fathers” staring at portraits of former Scottish Kings like James III and distinguished architects like Sir William Bruce and calling them “dead, random white dudes” and proclaiming “they are a gravestone that a dog pisses against.”

Aug 01 12:42

Iraq War: Bid to prosecute Tony Blair rejected by High Court

Former Iraqi general Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat alleged the former prime minister committed "the crime of aggression" by invading Iraq in 2003.
No such crime exists in England and Wales and the court ruled there was "no prospect" of the case succeeding.

The general had wanted to prosecute Mr Blair, ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and ex-Attorney General Lord Goldsmith.

Last year, Westminster Magistrates' Court had turned down Mr Al Rabbat's bid to bring private prosecution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Al Rabbat should have been better schooled in British law, so that he could bring Tony Blair to the docket on a chargeable offence, under British Law; so unfortunately, because Mr. Al Rabbat did not do that, Phony Tony Blair gets to slip away from the war crimes charges he should be facing yet again.

Aug 01 12:38

Probe Of West Midland Police Launched After Footage Of ‘Excessive’ Force Goes Viral

An independent probe of three UK police officers is underway after footage emerged of them using “excessive force” on a British Asian man in Birmingham. The incident has caused outrage across social media.

Aug 01 11:59

Zion Declares War on British Jazz

Back in the day, my detractors at least attempted to encounter my arguments and debate me. They didn’t get too far. Since the publication of my new book Being in Time: a Post-Political Manifesto, they have changed their tactics: they insist on obliterating my international jazz career.

Earlier today, a book shop in Oxford that regularly hosts my concerts posted the attached letter (see below) to my Facebook page. The Oxford venue received the letter from the ultra-Zionist Campaign Against Antisemitsm (CAA). The CAA letter is blatantly and intentionally defamatory and duplicitous.

The CAA and other Zionist institutions have been busy subjecting every British jazz venue that features my music to intense harassment. It is no secret that Zionism has been destroying Palestine, its people and its culture for decades. However, eradicating British culture and British jazz in particular may be taking this carnage one step too far.

Aug 01 08:21

142 people fell ill from fecal contaminated food in UK Muslim restaurant

Last November, I first posted about the disgusting toilet habit of Muslims in “Muslim washes his anus at public drinking fountain in Italy”.

But it’s one thing for Muslims to use their (left) hands, instead of toilet paper, to “clean” their butts after defecating. It’s another thing entirely when Muslim restaurant employees do that and then contaminate food and drinks that they serve to the public, which I chronicled in two subsequent posts:

Muslim chef contaminates kitchen with feces by wiping his butt with his hand, in accordance with Islamic toiletry code

Fecal bacteria found in cold drinks of UK’s top coffee chains

Here’s more evidence that this disgusting Muslim practice is a public health hazard.

Jul 31 15:34

London 1950 vs 2017

Jul 31 13:04

‘Reasonable Grounds’ To Suspect Grenfell Tower Fire Was Corporate Manslaughter – London Police

Police investigating London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, in which 80 people were killed in rapidly spreading fire, have sent a letter to survivors and families of victims saying there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect it was a case of corporate manslaughter.

Jul 31 08:11

Scottish Taxpayers Fund 'Art Performance' Calling Whites 'Inbred Spawn Soon To Die Out'

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has released a music video calling white people "inbred spawn soon to die out."

Jul 31 08:00

UK-EU freedom of movement will end in 2019: UK ministers

UK government ministers have said that the free movement of people between Britain and the European Union will end in March 2019.

UK Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC that the government is “very clear” that “free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the spring of 2019.”

It was a "simple matter of fact" that EU free movement rules would not apply after 2019, Lewis said.

Jul 31 06:22

Credit card Britain: £1.5BN of debt racked up in ONE MONTH sparking fresh crisis fears

Consumer credit, including credit cards, car finance and personal loans surged by 10 per cent from the same time last year, Bank of England figures today showed.

In comparison, incomes have increased by less than two per cent.

Jul 30 09:26

Riot Police on Streets of London as Protesters Set Fire to Barricades over Death of 20-Year-Old Rashan Charles

The families of two men who died following police chases are due to address crowds of protesters following a night of rioting which saw people in masks barricade roads and hurl fireworks at officers. Police made several arrests after protesters began rioting amid rising tensions in the Eastern London.

Jul 30 08:38

London 1950 vs 2017

Jul 29 19:08

Mother says antidepressant drugs turned her son into a 'psychotic killer'

A MOTHER whose son went on a knife rampage killing his former girlfriend’s partner before stabbing himself to death, has said she is convinced that antidepressant drugs drove him to murder.

Shane Clancy a 22-year-old final year theology student at Trinity University, had “never harmed anyone” when he went on the deadly spree, 17 days after being prescribed the drugs.

He then killed himself.

Jul 29 19:06

This Morning guest reveals antidepressants triggered psychosis and scary hallucinations

“I felt really upset about selling the marital home,” said Katinka. “I felt very guilty. It was then that I had sleepless nights.

“I went to a private psychiatrist who gave me an antidepressant.”

“I was looking for a sleeping tablet. I was already in a bit of a state by the time I went to see her. It happened very quickly. I am one of those people who have a severe reaction to the pills.”

Katinka said the pills gave her an ‘inner anguish’ and put her in a trance like state.

“I lost the powers of speech,” she said. “I was in a real state, almost in a trance. Two days later I was acutely psychotic.

“Suddenly I thought nothing mattered.”

Katinka told Ruth and Eamonn that her state got so bad she thought she had killed her children and even attacked herself with a knife.

Jul 29 19:03

Prescriptions for antidepressants cost NHS more than £750,000 per day

ANTIDEPRESSANT prescriptions have risen to more than 60 million a year costing, the NHS a record £780,000 a day, an investigation has found.

Between October 2015 and September 2016, the number of prescriptions rose seven per cent from 59.5 million to nearly 63.6 million, according to NHS Digital.

The four million rise equates to an annual cost of £285million.

Over 20 years antidepressant prescriptions have risen more than fourfold.

Jul 29 13:24

Hate plc: UK’s taxpayer-funded hate-crime industry

In March 2016 the British government pledged £13.4 million to the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish body that is committed to fighting hatred against one group only. One would expect that, with all that money, the CST would do its job and curb anti Semitism. But the miracle is that the opposite has occurred. Just two weeks later, according to the CST’s statistics, anti Semitism went through the roof...

This conclusion to be drawn from the CST’s statistics is that the more public money is allocated to fight anti Semitism, the more anti Semitic the Britons become.

If this is the case, the cure for British anti Semitism may be within reach:  to fight anti Semitism, deprive the CST and similar organisations of taxpayers’ money! >>

Jul 29 08:44

Muslim gang rampaged through Liverpool attacking strangers because they were white “non-Muslims”

The drunken yobs targeted three unknown men before Mohmed, 24, and Mohammed, 20, set upon Gary Bohanna when he revealed he was Christian.

Laughing Faruq, 19, who was not convicted of a racial or religious motive, then filmed Mohmed punching St Helens councillor Paul Lynch to the ground, as his terrified girlfriend tried to protect him.

Jul 29 08:43

'Dear citizen, here's how I'll win you over' EU in cringeworthy post-Brexit love letter

EUROPEAN politicians have penned a cringeworthy letter to the European Union’s 500 million citizens in a bizarre bid to boost the bloc’s flagging popularity.

Jul 29 08:05

Britain Surrenders To NWO Agenda

Jul 28 14:20

‘Reasonable Grounds’ To Suspect Grenfell Tower Fire Was Corporate Manslaughter – London Police

Police investigating London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, in which 80 people were killed in rapidly spreading fire, have sent a letter to survivors and families of victims saying there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect it was a case of corporate manslaughter.

Jul 28 13:22

Excessive Force? London Police Point Assault Rifles At Men In Traffic Stop

Police in London have been accused of using “excessive force” after being caught on video pointing assault rifles at two young men as they held their hands in the air.

Mobile phone footage posted on Facebook shows two armed officers aiming their weapons at the men as they sat in a car in Hackney. The men can be heard questioning why the officers are using “excessive force” against them.

Jul 28 12:04

9yo Boy Faces Charges After Amazon Echo Records Him During Break-In

A nine-year-old Massachusetts boy has been charged with breaking and entering into his neighbor’s home after the Amazon Echo virtual assistant he stole recorded him.

Along with the Echo, the young boy is accused of stealing an iPhone, a phone charger, $46 in cash, and an Amazon package, the Gloucester Times reported.

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