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Jul 29 10:03

Bush and Blair will forever elude the punishment they deserve for Iraq war crimes

In the hierarchy of the world's international crimes, the top three are genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It's hardly in question that the Americans and British committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq. So what penalties are their leaders paying?

Why, the same penalty all Western leaders pay for their villainy. As Henry Kissinger did for his many crimes against humanity, from Chile to Indonesia to Bangladesh. He's now a mentor on world affairs to Hillary Clinton – the non-reckless presidential candidate. Or Ronald Reagan, who backed sadistic terrorist groups across Central America and worked closely with the apartheid regime in South Africa. He's now totally mythologized, the revered hero of the Republican Party.

Jul 29 08:21

Russians Are Spying On Britain… With UK Help

Russian planes are conducting reconnaissance overflights of the UK with the full endorsement of the British government as part of a reciprocal treaty.

Jul 29 04:22

Brexit Boost for Scotland's Wacky War of Independence

A month on from the Brexit vote and Scotland's EU-smitten First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, continues to stamp her foot in frustration. But hopefully, after her frantic tour of European capitals pleading for Scotland to remain a vassal of the EU one way or another, the absurdity of her stance is beginning to dawn on her. She's a little less strident, a touch more subdued

Jul 28 16:02

Return Of The Slums: 31 People Found Living In Single-Family Home In London

A landlord was exposed and shamed online after his four-bedroom London property was found to be housing 31 people, including in a backyard wooden shack.

Jul 28 15:50

O2 sales dip 9% as tight-fisted Brits cling to their old handsets

Sales at O2 UK fell by 8.9 per cent to €3.46bn (£2.91bn) for the first half of the year, as customers opted to hang on to their old handsets rather than upgrade.

Jul 28 15:48

Theresa May racks up £1.9m bill for 'phantom' deportation flights that were never taken

BRITISH taxpayer's were forced to foot a bill of £1.9million for flights that failed asylum seekers never used last year.

According to new figures released today the Government was forced to pay for flights to deport failed asylum seekers during Theresa May's last year in charge at the Home Office.

And the amount was the highest for three years after the Prime Minister decided while she was in charge of immigration to scrap the UK Border Agency.

Taxpayers' have now forked out £5.2m in scrapped flights in just three years.

Jul 28 15:47

Will Theresa May’s Bespoke Brexit Package Wash With Brussels?

Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear she wants a bespoke Brexit package suited to the UK – a demand which could fall on deaf ears among notoriously inflexible EU officials.

Speaking alongside her Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, May said she has an “open mind” about upcoming Brexit negotiations and that Britain should not pick an agreement already “on the shelf.”

Jul 28 15:19

Leytonstone Knife Attacker Thought ‘Tony Blair Was His Guardian Angel’

A man who carried out a knife attack at London’s Leytonstone Underground Station last year has a history of mental illness and believed Tony Blair was his guardian angel, a court has been told.

Jul 28 14:55

Brexit Fails To Contain Rising UK House Prices

House prices in Britain have continued to rise in the wake of the Brexit vote, a report says.

British house prices have risen at their fastest annual pace in four months in July at 5.2 percent, according to Nationwide, whose latest survey showed average prices edged up 0.5 percent from June alone.

Jul 28 14:15

UK Wages Drop More Than In Any Advanced Economy Since Financial Crisis … Level With Greece

Workers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other leading economy besides Greece, a new study has found.

Between 2007 and 2015, real earnings of British workers declined by 10.4 percent, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Jul 28 11:37

British-Iraqi Man Accused Of Smuggling Hundreds Of Migrants Into Britain

A British-Iraqi man is accused of leading a human trafficking network that has smuggled hundreds of migrants into the UK since 2014.

Jul 28 09:35

Amazon Delivery Drones Are Just The First Step To A Highway In The Sky

By Andy Miah, University of Salford

Amazon recently announced plans to test a drone delivery system in parts of the UK that are hard to access with conventional delivery methods. While much attention has focused on the service it would provide to Amazon customers, the really interesting story is what this agreement with the British government tries to achieve on a much broader level.

If successful, it will essentially create a high-altitude floating highway between 200 and 400 feet above the ground, within which a whole range of activities could be performed...

Jul 28 08:15

Is Labour Leadership Challenger Owen Smith Just Copying Corbyn’s Ideas?

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith is just borrowing policies that Jeremy Corbyn has already pledged to bring into effect, according to the party leader’s campaign team.

Jul 28 07:45

Judges block Nicola Sturgeon's 'totalitarian' law to appoint a named person for every child in Scotland

Judges have blocked Nicola Sturgeon's controversial law to appoint a named person for every child in Scotland, blasting the scheme as 'totalitarian'.

It is a humiliating blow for the SNP Government in Edinburgh but defiant Scottish ministers insist the measure will still go ahead despite today's ruling by the Supreme Court in London - the UK's highest court.

Jul 27 18:36

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? — Paul Craig Roberts

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.

Jul 27 15:56

Fake British-Made Bomb Detectors Still Being Used In Middle East

Fake British-made bomb detectors are still in use by security forces in places such as Baghdad and Beirut despite the fraudster who produced the useless kit being jailed three years ago.

Jul 27 15:34

Terrorist Attack 'Highly Likely' In UK: Intelligence Agencies

British security services have warned that a terrorist attack in the country is “highly likely” following attacks in other parts of Europe.

Jul 27 14:18

Prince George Enjoys ‘White Privilege’ At Taxpayer Expense, Says Woman Hired To Promote Britain

The British Council has launched an investigation after one of its senior officials posted an attack on Prince George’s “white privilege” on social media, criticising him for living “on public money.”

Jul 27 13:45

Palestinian Authority Aims To Sue Britain For 1917 Balfour Declaration To Remove Arabs

Britain is responsible for all Israeli war crimes since 1948 because it created the 1917 mandate which saw Arabs removed from their land to make way for the state of Israel, a top Palestinian diplomat has said.

Jul 27 13:33

The Killings of Tony Blair (George Galloway's new film released)

From Craig Murray, former British ambassador to the Uzbekistan dictatorship:

Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony Blair. I shall have the dubious pleasure of debating with John McTernan, who has never lacked brass neck but does deserve some credit for appearing to represent the forces of darkness before what I imagine will be a very hostile audience. The other panel members are Michael Mansfield and Lauren Booth.

The film has been predictably lambasted by the mainstream media. But it does include some very essential first hand evidence – myself apart, two other British Ambassadors tell what they themselves witnessed, as do Cabinet members. Noam Chomsky adds some important perceptions. This cannot just be dismissed by cries of “Oh look! George Galloway’s in a hat!! Remember when he was on Big Brother!!” The mainstream media’s response to this film has been unanimously puerile.

The Blair-loving Guardian gave the film two stars and called it “sanctimonious”. If one cannot express moral condemnation of a man who forced through an aggressive war, directly killing hundreds of thousands and destabilising both the Middle East and communities in Europe, and who then went on to make multiple millions of pounds promoting vicious dictatorships, then are we to suspend the very idea of ethics itself?

Jul 27 12:22

‘Corbyn Doesn’t Get Patriotism,’ Claims Owen Smith … While Defending Links To Tax Avoidance Firm

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith MP claims Jeremy Corbyn does not “understand” patriotism. At the same time, Smith is defending himself against claims he took free advice from a firm linked to “industrial scale” tax avoidance.

Jul 27 09:32

Chilcot families raise £125,000 in a week to bring Blair to justice: Relatives say they are 'humbled and amazed' at public generosity

Relatives of troops killed in the Iraq war have raised £125,000 in just eight days as they seek to haul Tony Blair into court.

The families said they were 'humbled and amazed' by the generosity of the public after the Daily Mail revealed their legal bid to bring the former prime minister to justice.

More than 4,000 people have dipped into their pockets to push the fighting fund beyond £126,900 – around 85 per cent of the £150,000 target.

The families hope to meet their objective within days.

Jul 27 08:53

Hate Crimes Rising In Britain, But Police Are Doing Less To Stop Them

The chances of police taking action against hate crime offenders have dropped over the past year, with victims now only having a one in four chance of seeing a perpetrator charged.

Jul 27 07:26

Juncker Rules Out Special UK Deal But Insists There’s ‘No Deadline’ For Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to play both good and bad cop on Monday when he said that Britain could take its time before triggering Article 50, while also stating that the UK will not get “special” treatment.

Jul 26 15:39

Britain Consigning Refugee Children To Squalor And Traffickers – Lords

Britain is failing thousands of refugee children by avoiding taking responsibility for the care and protection of unaccompanied minors coming from war-torn countries such as Syria and Afghanistan.

Jul 26 15:23

A Fifth Of Parents Skip Meals So Kids Don’t Go Hungry During Summer Break

A fifth of parents go hungry during the day in order to ensure their children get enough food in the long summer school holiday, a survey by a leading poverty charity has found.

Jul 26 15:11

UK Court To Decide On Corbyn’s Right To Run For Re-Election

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s right to stand for re-election in the party’s upcoming leadership vote will be determined in a courtroom.

Jul 26 13:30

May Scraps ‘Minister For Syrian Refugees’ Role Invented By Cameron

British Prime Minister Theresa May has axed the ministerial post responsible for ensuring 20,000 Syrian refugees are accommodated in the UK by 2020.

Jul 26 12:11

1,800 Foreign Offenders Have Dodged UK Deportation For Over 5 Yrs – Home Office

Nearly 6,000 foreign criminals set to be deported are still living in the UK after serving jail sentences, the Home Office revealed, responding to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Keith Vaz.

Jul 26 12:05

Sex Party Ends In Death In Sleepy English Village

A man died during a swingers’ sex party at a rented mansion in a sleepy Surrey village after a suspected shooting broke out at the 500-strong shindig.

The victim is yet to be identified, but police said the man was around 30 years old, and that he died after being shot at least once. He was declared dead at the scene. A woman was also said to have been shot in the leg during the incident.

Jul 26 10:57

In Signal to Military, Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude toward Russia. Clinton also wanted to repudiate any association with the issues of social inequality that motivated the widespread support for her main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kaine is among the most hawkish figures among Senate Democrats. As governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, Kaine oversaw billions of dollars in cuts to the state budget. The state of Virginia is a major center for the military and defense industry, and is home to the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Kaine served as the head of the Democratic National Committee, the leadership body of the Democratic Party. He is close to Wall Street, having recently backed measures to deregulate banks.

Jul 26 09:19

Palestinian Authority aims to sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration to remove Arabs

Britain is responsible for all Israeli war crimes since 1948 because it created the 1917 mandate which saw Arabs removed from their land to make way for the state of Israel, a top Palestinian diplomat has said.

Originally signed by UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the agreement officially sanctioned the Zionist movement’s aims, leading to its later colonization of what was then the Ottoman-held territory of Palestine.

Now the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) chief foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki, has told the Arab League that Britain will be held to account for its part in what Palestinians still see as a cataclysmic event.

Jul 26 07:46

Farage Turns Down £250k Reality TV Offer

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says there is “no way” he would be taking up an offer to feature on this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… get me out of here!’, despite reportedly being offered £250,000.

Jul 26 07:43

British Muslim Convert In Syria Says Does Not Work For Daesh

A 20-year-old Briton who converted to Islam and traveled to Syria says he opposes the Daesh Takfiri group and is in the Muslim country to search ”for the truth, and people of the truth.”

Branded “‘Jihadi Jack” and a member of the terror group by the British media, Jack Letts, from Oxford, denied the allegations, further saying that he did not “regret” that he went to Syria, the Guardian reported Monday.

Jul 26 07:25

Bank threatens charges as negative interest rates loom

Customers could be charged for depositing money in their accounts after one of Britain’s biggest banks took a step towards negative interest rates.

Hundreds of thousands of NatWest business customers have been warned that they could be made to pay a fee for having a credit balance. The announcement opens the way for a high street bank to introduce negative interest rates — with savers effectively penalised for depositing money — for the first time in Britain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hence the push to ban cash, because otherwise people will empty their accounts and keep their money at home.

Jul 26 06:51

Scotland set to bolt from UK after Brexit despite British PM’s efforts

British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured Northern Irish leaders that there will be no return to old border posts and permanent structures. However, her attempt to keep the United Kingdom in place suffered a major blow when Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made it clear yesterday that Scotland's best option may be to leave the UK.

Jul 25 19:20

98 per cent say NO to EU deal: Forget talks with Brussels and quit NOW, urges new poll

A NEW Daily Express online poll has revealed that 98 per cent of respondents - 3,548 people - want the historic Brexit vote to be enacted now instead of Britain being embroiled in months or years of talks with Brussels bureaucrats.

Jul 25 16:31

British Special Forces Poised To Rescue UK Citizens If Turkey Suffers 2nd Coup Attempt

British special forces are ready to rescue UK citizens in Turkey in the event of a second coup attempt. The news comes as Amnesty International reports credible evidence of the rape and abuse of detained coup soldiers as part of the government crackdown.

Jul 25 16:04

Savers fear negative interest rates as Natwest warns businesses might have to pay to hold cash

Natwest has become the first bank to warn business customers it may charge them negative interest rates on money held in current accounts.

In what is believed to be a UK first, the bank has signalled its intention to force account holders to either pay to hold money or move funds elsewhere.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Jul 25 15:37

RAF Kidnap-Plotters Seen In ‘Dry Run’ Days Before Attempt

Two men who tried to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint while he was out jogging close to his base in Norfolk may have been seen conducting a reconnaissance mission days earlier.

Jul 25 14:42

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change.

Jul 25 08:21

Hammond Warns Of Brexit Global ‘Shadow,’ Says Is Mulling Trade Deal With China

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says the country is considering a free trade deal with China, further warning that Brexit could cast a “shadow” on the world economy.

The British finance minister made the remarks on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of leading world economies in an interview with the BBC and Sky News on Sunday in the Chinese city of Chengdu.

Jul 25 08:11

SAS troops poised to EVACUATE Britons from Turkey amid fear of SECOND military coup

With fears rebels could be about to try to overthrow the government for a second time, which is likely to result in a Turkish civil war, troops have moved into neighbouring Cyprus and are preparing a rescue mission to save stranded Britons.

Defence chiefs have drawn up emergency plans and fully armed soldiers, together with members of the Special Forces Support Group, are ready to fly into areas popular with tourists and help families get home safely.

Hundreds of jets, helicopters and other aircraft will be drafted in to help the estimated 50,000 Brits flee the danger.

The troops will be cleared to open fire if local rebels threaten to intervene.

One senior defence source told the Daily Star Sunday: “Turkey is on the brink. If there is another coup attempt then civil war will follow. If that happens there will be a major international crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but how is this different from an outright invasion of a sovereign country, unless the details of the evacuation are planned in concert with the Turkish government?!?

And looking at British logistics here, the short answer is, "Not at all!!"

Jul 24 19:14

Academy bosses are spending thousands of taxpayers' money on first class travel, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels

Academy bosses are spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on top-end restaurants, hotels, first-class travel, private health care and executive cars, an investigation has found.

Channel 4’s Dispatches conducted a mass audit of receipts from schools across the country and found huge amounts are being spent on luxury services.

The data, obtained under the Freedom of information Act, revealed the largest 40 Academy Trusts have spent more than £1million of public money on executive expenses since 2012.

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:39

Jill Stein Just BLASTED the DNC Over Leaked Emails

“This latest revelation from WikiLeaks underscores how much the media is in bed with the DNC to circle the wagons around Hillary,” Stein told US Uncut in a phone interview. “The corruption and underhanded tactics and deception and conspiratorial efforts to silence Bernie and delegitimize him — I mean, welcome to the Green Party. This is what we’ve been up against forever.”

“The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time,” Stein said in a press release issued by her campaign. “Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.”

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?

“HILLARY CLINTON WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” – MIKE PENCE

Jul 24 15:23

US Arms Giant Lockheed Martin Giddy To Cash In On Brexit Bonanza

Global arms giant Lockheed Martin hopes Brexit will boost British business as the firm’s CEO plots a UK spending spree in light of the plunging pound.

Jul 24 08:59

Unite boss claims Mi5 conspiracy against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Asked if he believed the online abuse apparently posted by Mr Corbyn’s supporters was actually an effort to discredit them, the union boss said: “Of course… do people believe for one second that the security forces are not involved in dark practices?

“I have been around long enough, [this is] the type of stuff that we ultimately find out about, about who was involved… the 30-year rule.

“We found out just a couple of years ago that the chair of my union then, the Transport and General Workers Union, was an MI5 informant at the time that there was a strike taking place that I personally as a worker was involved in.

“[In] 1972, I was on strike for six weeks and 30 years later it comes out that the chair of my union at that time was an MI5 informant.”

Jul 24 08:28

UK Poll Shows Corbyn Heavily Favored Over Rival In Leadership Race

A new UK opinion poll indicates heavy support for current Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn over his top challenger Owen Smith in the party’s leadership contest next September.

The online survey conducted by Opinium Research shows Corbyn enjoys more than twice the support of Labour Party backers with 54 percent favoring him compared to Smith, who is favored by only 22 percent of party supporters taking part in the poll, the Guardian reported Saturday.

Jul 24 07:49

UK’s Post-Brexit Future With America In Old Colonial Stomping Ground Asia, Says Academic

Britain must tie its fate more closely than ever to the US in the wake of the EU referendum – meaning the Far East will become key, an academic has claimed.

Writing in the Telegraph on Wednesday, King’s College London history and foreign policy professor John Bew said that as the delicate Brexit negotiations are carried forward the UK must prepare for its future role in Asia.

Jul 23 14:27

Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Proles

The Trump phenom is about economic insecurity. This isn’t about ideology, or racism, it’s about reality;

Western elites were shocked by Brexit, shocked that all their fear mongering and finger-wagging amounted to nothing. The same is true in the US, where the media’s daily attacks on Trump have failed to erode his base of support at all, in fact, they may have added to it.

That’s the reality that made Trump possible, and that’s what this election is about, economic insecurity.

Jul 23 14:22

Donald Trump Jr. Receives Standing Ovation For His Speech At RNC

Make America Work Again. “We are going to put America First.”

“Let me tell you something about “Risk.” If Hillary Clinton were elected, she’ll be the first President who could not pass a basic background check.
Hillary Clinton is a “Risk” Americans cannot afford to take.”

Jul 23 09:40

Arise Sir Spin! David Cameron to shower honours on No 10 aides and cronies with a knighthood in the works for his PRESS CHIEF

David Cameron is to shower honours on Number 10 aides and Tory donors, with a knighthood awarded to his chief spin doctor.

The former prime minister has drawn up a ‘resignation list’ of more than 15 people to whom he wants to give gongs, ranging from peerages down to OBEs.

The list is set to be topped by his former director of communications, Craig Oliver.

The former editor of BBC news coverage, who took over at Downing Street after the departure of Andy Coulson in 2011, is likely to be knighted.

Jul 23 09:36

Lockdown: UK Military In Security Panic After RAF Base ‘Abduction Attempt’

UK military bases are in a state of panic with a number on alert after what appeared to be the attempted abduction of an airman at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Jul 23 09:25

Article 50 was designed 'NEVER to be used' - says the man who wrote the EU divorce clause

THE MAN who wrote Article 50 has admitted it was NEVER supposed to be used as Britain gets set to divorce the European Union.

Giuliano Amato, a former Italian Prime Minister, claimed Britain must "lose" when it comes to finances - so they are forced to stay in the single market.

Mr Amato told a conference in Rome, he had inserted the get-out clause specifically to prevent the British from complaining that there was no clear cut, official way for them to bail out of the Union.

He said: "I wrote Article 50, so I know it well.

"My intention was that it should be a classic safety valve that was there, but never used. It is like having a fire extinguisher that should never have to be used. Instead, the fire happened.

"When it comes to the economy they have to lose.”

Jul 23 08:24

End of a British retail icon as all BHS stores to close within a month - 5000 jobs lost

EVERY BHS store in the country will close within a month leaving 5,000 workers without a job.

Jul 23 08:22

£18mn investigation into historic child sex abuse case delayed again

A public inquest into the alleged child abuse crimes of the late Lord Janner has cost taxpayers a massive £18 million so far, but as far as evidence is concerned not a single piece has been presented.

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse, led by Dame Justice Lowell Goddard, will conduct four days of preliminary hearings in the coming week, but the full investigation has now been postponed by at least another six months.

Jul 23 07:59

Will the US use a quick trade deal with Brexit Britain as an EU TTIP trojan horse?

American officials may be looking to sign a quick and easy trade deal with the UK following last month’s Brexit vote in an attempt to breathe life into the stalled TTIP agreement between the US and EU.

US attitudes towards a bilateral agreement with Britain have softened just months after President Barack Obama said Britain would “go to the back of the queue” for trade deals if it voted for Brexit.

US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed a bilateral deal with his UK counterpart, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, during a visit to London this week.

Jul 23 07:02

Britain's economy will be STRONGER after Brexit, business leaders confirm

Senior executives from sectors including banking, property and tourism said Brexit will not mean "doom and gloom" for British business but is an opportunity to stand up and show the rest of the world how strong the country is.

Jul 22 18:36

North Korea makes extraordinary claim about Theresa May

NUCLEAR North Korea has accused Theresa May of misleading the British public over the threat the pariah state's atomic arsenal poses to the UK.

In an extraordinary intervention in the debate over the renewal of Britain's Trident nuclear weapons deterrent, North Korea's foreign ministry claimed it was "illogical" to suggest Kim Jong-Un's stockpile would be aimed at the UK.

A spokesman said: "It is illogical that the DPRK's nuclear weapons pose a threat to the UK.

"It is a pity that the UK makes an excuse for the building of [nuclear submarines] by finding fault with the DPRK, thousands [of] kilometres away from it."

Jul 22 16:08

Boris Johnson Wants More Data On War Crimes By ‘Cancer’ Islamic State

Boris Johnson wants to gather evidence on Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) war crimes to stop the “cancer” of terrorism, the new foreign secretary told US officials on his first diplomatic trip to the country.

The former London mayor is in Washington to discuss how to best combat IS and the military responsibilities between NATO member states.

Jul 22 15:45

L-Plates? Nuclear Sub Crash In Gibraltar May Have Had Trainee Behind The Wheel

Britain’s Royal Navy is currently investigating if a nuclear-powered submarine which hit a cargo ship near Gibraltar on Wednesday was under the control of a trainee officer.

Jul 22 15:33

Blundering HMRC paid out £1.9 million in compensation after sending company bankrupt with tax demand cock-up

The embarrassing blunder has been disclosed in the fine print of the organisation's annual report and accounts.

The document also reveals that the department wrote off £120 million last year after scaling back efforts to recover overpaid tax credits.

The setbacks happened during Lin Homer's final year in charge of HMRC.

She walked away from the chief executive role in April with a £2.4million pension pot despite a scandal-hit tenure in charge.

The 59-year-old is entitled to a index-linked income of around £125,000 a year - nearly two thirds of the £190,000 salary she had been earning.

Her pension pot grew by £225,000 last year, when she also received a £20,000 bonus, despite criticism of the taxman’s performance.

Jul 22 15:32

British Pensioners Flock To London Suburbs For Public Sex Parties

Sex-hungry pensioners are descending on London’s southern suburbs to enjoy outdoor ‘dogging’ sessions, as the UK endures a sweltering heatwave.

Police in Croydon are cracking down on energetic elderly lovers who are using the town’s car parks for open-air sex parties.

Jul 22 15:08

Files On Shady Business Deals Involving Margaret Thatcher’s Son Kept Secret

Secret files detailing the shadowy Middle Eastern business activities of Sir Mark Thatcher, son of the late former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, will be kept under lock and key in government archives instead of being published as expected.

Jul 22 15:05

UK Makes U-Turn Over Saudi Crimes In Yemen

The UK has now admitted that Saudi Arabia and its allies may have breached humanitarian laws in Yemen, an embarrassing turnaround on the Britain’s position over the war.

Jul 22 14:35

UK Begs US To Hurry F-35 Deal Through, While Royal Navy’s Next-Gen Frigate ‘Delayed Indefinitely’

Britain’s next generation of Global Combat Ships are going anywhere but global, amid budgeting problems and indefinite delays, even as the UK hints the US must hurry and deliver on a significant fighter jet deal.

Jul 22 11:47

UK Economy Must Suffer Over ‘Mad’ Brexit Decision, Insists EU Divorce Clause Author

Only significant economic damage from its ‘mad’ decision to leave the EU might force Britain to change its mind, the author of the Article 50 divorce clause said. The former Italian PM added that the “safety valve” was never really intended to be used.

Jul 22 07:53

NATO’s secrets flow to Russia, Michael Fallon says

The British Secretary of Defence claimed that Vladimir Putin knows content of the secret NATO's documents after half an hour any document comes into being.
According to him, this situation existed even before Vladimir Putin became President. Conservative MP Colonel Bob Stewart, who commanded UN forces in Bosnia, accused Nato members of colluding with Moscow in the 1990s, The Daily Mirror wrote 21 July. However, the Colonel asserted that these are Britain's allies who cannot keep secrets, but not London itself. "When something says 'Nato: secret', that's the last bloody thing it is," he said. The MPs were astonished at how badly intelligence of their allies is organized. As it turned out, the NATO learnt about 'Russia's taking Crimea' only after it was brought to light by the media.
Webmaster addition: If they are pushing 'Russia's taking Crimea', then the whole article is propaganda!

Jul 22 07:33

L-plates? Nuclear sub crash in Gibraltar may have had trainee behind the wheel

Britain’s Royal Navy is currently investigating if a nuclear-powered submarine which hit a cargo ship near Gibraltar on Wednesday was under the control of a trainee officer.

The Astute-class hunter-killer had to make for port with visible damage after the collision with a surface vessel.

HMS Ambush was in the area as part of the Navy’s ‘Perisher’ submarine command course, which is used to select new commanders.

It has been reported that as many as six officers were on the course, which sometimes also has trainees from other countries.

Jul 22 06:40

Iraq War Families smash crowdfund target to put Tony Blair on trial

Matthew Bacon, a British Army major, was killed by a roadside bomb while traveling in a lightly-armored Snatch vehicle in Iraq in 2005.

His bereaved father described to RT his awe at the staggering success of the Iraq War Families Campaign’s crowdfunding drive to fund a full legal examination of the Chilcot Report for evidence challenging the legality of the war.

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The evidence for deception on the part of George Bush and Phony Tony Blair has been obvious all along. See THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY which also includes links to the Downing Street memo and Phony Tony's Dodgy Dossier.

Jul 22 06:22

GMB viewers blast ‘disgusting’ report from Buckingham Palace while the country ‘starves'

However, viewers groaned that the last thing they needed was an insight into the extravagant lifestyle of the rich and famous while so many are struggling to pay the bills.

“Here's @GMB showing off Buckingham Palace's opulence while the rest of the country has no money. How delightful,” sighed one audience member.

Another agreed: ”People are starving and freezing on our streets, nobody gives a shiny s***e about the royal family!!!!”

One more barked: “In this time of austerity, why do you think it is acceptable to rub our nose in the grotesque wealth of one family??”

“Just remember where all the obscene amounts of money go next time you fancy doing some sort of charity appeal,” shrieked this particularly disgruntled social media user.

Jul 22 05:55

'Screaming was pointless,' survivors tell of school abuse by Christian Brothers

The Christian Brothers were meant to be men of God - a religious order within the Catholic Church.

At their St Ninian’s school in Fife, though, two of the Brothers were men of unspeakable cruelty who stole innocence from children and left the deepest scars.

John Farrell and Paul Kelly were today convicted of 11 counts of sexual and physical abuse against six children in their care. Children as young as 11. The pair were doing it with impunity through the 1970s and 80s.

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There was no point in shouting or screaming because nobody would hear you.

And if they did hear you they’d know what was going on, so screaming was pointless.

– ST NINIAN'S ABUSE VICTIM

Jul 22 04:50

'The Economist' Celebrates British People Becoming A Minority In Their Own Country

Don't "despair" over Brexit, British people will soon be a minority due to mass immigration and lower breeding rates, so says The Economist.

Jul 21 16:51

Britain’s Budget Deficit To Grow Beyond Expectations

The UK government is faced with a growing budget deficit that is slated to go beyond previous projections, official figures suggest.

Jul 21 16:36

Queen's private income jumps 8 per cent to £17.8 million

Her 45,800-acre property empire slipped out its annual financial report without any fanfare last night, showing it has been another bumper year for the Royal Family despite the economic difficulties facing much of Britain.

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Including taxpayers' money spent on security and royal visits organised by local councils and lord-lieutenants, the total cost of the Royal Family is well over £300 million a year.

The Duchy, the personal estate of the reigning monarch since Henry IV established it in 1399, saw its total capital value increase by 4.8 per cent to £494.7 million in the year to March 31, 2016.

Jul 21 14:48

Polls Suggest Challenger Smith Has Little Chance Of Removing Labour Leader Corbyn

Hours before the deadline to register to vote in Labour’s leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn challenger Owen Smith insists he’s a better electoral bet for the party, but polls put the Welsh MP far behind the current leader.

Jul 21 14:43

UK MPs To Debate Blair Contempt Of House Of Commons Motion

British MPs have been given a date in September to debate a motion in the House of Commons to find former prime minister Tony Blair in contempt of parliament for involving the UK in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The date was agreed on Wednesday by the speaker and MPs from across seven parties led by Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond.

Jul 21 13:07

UK Not To Begin Talks On Leaving EU In 2016: May

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government will not begin negotiations on leaving the European Union (EU) this year.

During her first foreign trip since taking office, May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that she needed time to prepare for a “sensible and orderly departure.”

Jul 21 11:47

UK Nuclear Sub Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Gibraltar

One of Britain’s newest Astute-class submarines has docked at Gibraltar after suffering a “glancing collision” with a merchant vessel, the UK Royal Navy announced, emphasizing that the HMS Ambush suffered “absolutely no damage” to her nuclear reactor.

Jul 21 10:37

Foreign embassy staff accused of human trafficking and child sex offences

Diplomatic staff with immunity, working in embassies in the UK, have been accused of child sex offences and human trafficking, the Foreign Office says.

A total of 11 "serious and significant" offences were allegedly committed by such people in the past year.

Diplomatic missions and international organisations ran up nearly £500,000 in unpaid parking fines in London last year, it was also revealed.

Diplomats and some embassy staff are entitled to diplomatic immunity.

This means they can be exempt from being tried for crimes.

Jul 21 10:34

Why is Uefa ignoring the stench and allowing Russian clubs a place in European competitions?

A pariah nation... Today is the day when the world looks to the IOC to sweep away all of the piffle about due process and deference to the Court of Arbitration on Sport and to implement with immediate effect a decree excluding every Russia athlete from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. And it is the day when the world looks to UEFA to tell whichever Russian club feels like rocking up at a football ground in countries with a civil respect for fairness and ethics in sport: “You do not belong in our Champions League.”

Jul 21 10:11

Thought we'd escaped TTIP by leaving the EU? Think again - it's setting the terrifying blueprint for our future trade deals

Despite being without national trade policy for four decades, we can predict a lot about the UK’s future trade deals outside of the EU from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and what we know gives great cause for concern.

If and when Brexit is completed, TTIP will not directly apply to a UK outside the single market. But with the US knocking on the door to create a trade deal with the UK we know its interests are the same as expressed in TTIP. All the warning signs from TTIP suggest that under the current government vested interests will be satisfied ahead of the wider public interest.

Jul 21 09:15

Taxpayers will foot the bill to fix £1bn warships that break down in Persian Gulf because ships are 'out of warranty'

The Ministry of Defence said the ‘arduous’ conditions that made the £1billion Type 45 Destroyers ‘degrade catastrophically’ were not covered by the guarantee.

Engines on the six warships fail because the intercooler units, which reduce heat from the exhaust, slow down in warm waters, leaving the engine unable to generate enough power.

Jul 21 07:36

London Bankers Plot Bailout Under New Prime Minister: “Monetary Response To Brexit Shock”

It seems that it is payday for the banksters.

As a new bailout is being prepared by the Bank of England, there are questions about what, if any, actions will actually be taken to leave the European Union under the new prime minister, who actually campaigned for ‘Remain’ but has so far appointed pro-Brexit cabinet members.

Jul 21 07:36

Engineered ‘Civil Unrest’ in the UK Planned for This Summer?

All the signs are that something serious might be brewing in the UK this summer. The big question is: is it a genuine grassroots uprising, or is this being engineered by design?

Jul 21 06:59

Brexit Fallout: Ireland’s Kenny Raises Prospect of Irish Reunification Vote

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has raised the prospect of a referendum on Irish reunification as the fallout from the UK's decision to vote in favor of leaving the EU continues.

Jul 20 16:32

UKIP Councilor ‘Jokes’ That Remain Voters Should Be Killed

A London UKIP councilor faces a probe after “joking” on social media that people who voted to remain in the EU in last month’s referendum should be killed.

Jul 20 12:26

UK Renounces EU Rotating Presidency: May's Office

The United Kingdom will no longer take on the rotating presidency of the European Union as planned for 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office says.

The announcement on Wednesday that Britain is relinquishing its EU presidency role came in the wake of the Brexit vote on June 23 in which some 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU after 43 years of membership, while roughly 48 percent voted to stay in the block.

Jul 20 09:39

US, UK Can’t Have Trade Deal Before Brexit Starts: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US and the UK can have no trade deal until Britain completely withdraws from the European Union.

It would be “physically impossible” for Britain to strike a trade pact with Washington till it leaves the bloc, Kerry said in London on Tuesday during a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Jul 20 09:07

‘No Plans For Brexit In 2016… But We Might Do It Anyway,’ Says New UK Govt

Prime Minister Theresa May does not plan to trigger Article 50 this year, government lawyers have told the High Court, before ambiguously admitting that stance could change.

Jul 20 08:36

Britain’s ‘Forgotten Generation’ Of Impoverished, Mentally Damaged Military Veterans

Military veterans who join young and have difficult backgrounds are most likely to suffer once they leave the services, a new study has found.

The investigation, titled “The New Frontline,” looks at a number of issues faced by Britain’s younger generation of veterans.

Jul 20 08:27

Commons to debate Tony Blair contempt of parliament motion

The House of Commons is to debate a motion to find Tony Blair in contempt of parliament over the buildup to the Iraq war after a cross-party group of MPs agreed a date with the Speaker on Wednesday for the motion to be heard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yeah; THAT'LL teach Phony Tony not to lie the nation into wars of conquest!

Jul 20 08:07

Kremlin Regrets UK Prime Minister May’s Statement on Russian Threat

Russia regrets British Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest statements on the perceived Russian threat to the United Kingdom, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, great; Britain's new PM is trying to out-warhawk Hillary!

Jul 20 08:01

Middle Britain Becomes The ‘New Poor’ As Poverty Stalks The Nation

The middle classes are the “new poor” with half of families renting rather than owning their own home and many relying on benefits and tax credits to survive, a report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals.

Jul 20 07:21

Families of Iraq servicemen and women launch legal campaign in wake of Chilcot report

A Wearside mum whose son was one of the youngest servicemen to die in the Iraq war has joined other families as they launch a Crowdfunded legal battle against former prime minister Tony Blair.

Jul 20 06:58

Are Blairites Preventing Pro-Corbyn Labour Supporters From Voting?

Elements within the Labour party are actively preventing members who from taking part in the leadership election if they are suspected of being pro Corbyn, according to one Labour member.

Naciye Ozbillenier from London, posted the complaint on on the ‘We trust and support Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour’ Facebook group:

Jul 19 16:13

Whitehall At War: Brexit Minister Accused Of Poaching Foreign Office Talent

Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has rebuffed attempts by newly appointed Cabinet member David Davis to poach some of its experts, after the Brexit minister suggested he would be ransacking Whitehall for its “most brilliant people.”

Jul 19 14:22

What The Coup Against Jeremy Corbyn Reveals About The Labour Party

Just ten months ago, Jeremy Corbyn was elected labour leader, pledging to recast the party as an opponent of austerity, militarism and war. Today Corbyn is a marked man who the majority of Labour Party MPs have determined must be expelled from office.

Jul 19 13:13

Sex Abuse Cover-Up: Ex-Archbishop Accused Of Failing To Act

Police should investigate former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey of Clifton for misconduct, a lawyer for bishop Peter Ball’s victims has urged, following the release of documents that suggest the head of the Church of England knew about the abuse allegations but failed to act.

Jul 19 12:29

Blair in the dock: Bereaved military families crowdfund nearly £50k to sue former PM over Iraq

Donations are pouring in to a crowdfunding page launched to help families of soldiers killed in Iraq take legal action against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The families’ aim to raise £50,000 (US$65,000) was close to being achieved on Tuesday afternoon, when the campaign already boasted more than £44,000.

Launched by Roger Bacon and Reg Keys, whose sons Matthew and Tom were killed in the war, the page has already reached 89 percent of its target with 30 days still to run before their deadline.

Bacon and Keys say although they accept those who enlist for the armed forces do so in the understanding they may be hurt or killed, “the long-awaited Iraq Inquiry (Chilcot) Report has confirmed that there were serious failings in the lead-up to, planning and conduct of the War, which led to so many unnecessary deaths.

“Our armed forces must never again be so callously sacrificed by political ambition and the irresponsibility and failings of Government and Whitehall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Possibly, some small modicum of justice may be achieved after all this time.

No elected official has the right to lie their country into war, EVER!!

Jul 19 10:34

British PM Willing to Nuke Hundreds of Thousands; Parliament Approves Funding

In one of the first high profile parliamentary debates since she took over the premiership last week, British PM Theresa May today insisted she would have no hesitation in ordering nuclear strikes abroad that would kill hundreds of thousands of civilians.

The somewhat blunt, somewhat genocidal answer appears to have been the right one for the crowd, as it wasn’t long thereafter that parliament agreed to spend upward of $40 billion modernizing their nuclear weapons arsenal. Many analysts have suggested that the $40 billion is a gross underestimate, and the nukes will end up costing far more.

The question about massacring civilians with a nuclear strike is a common one during such debates, and historically one prime ministers dodge. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe said he believed it was a question no prime minister would ever directly answer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, that didn't take long!!

May's wardrobe advisor might want to consider clothing her in shades of "genocidal red"; that would really be appropriate right now!

Jul 19 09:23

UK government admits 'Snooper's Charter' would allow it to ban end-to-end encryption

The UK government has publicly admitted that parts of the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), better known as the 'Snooper’s Charter', would allow it to force companies to ban end-to-end encryption.

In what may be viewed as a huge assault on the public’s privacy, not to mention digital security, the government would ask internet and communication service providers to “develop and maintain a technical capability to remove encryption that has been applied to communications or data”. As one member of the House of Lords put it, when debating the IPB, this essentially means that companies may not use end-to-end encryption, and could leave the public at risk, not to mention setting a supremely dangerous precedent.

Jul 19 08:01

Craig Murray: Fox, Gould, Werritty and Israel – Please write to your MP

Hansard Publc Admininstration Committee 24/11/2011
Q<369> Paul Flynn: Okay. Matthew Gould has been the subject of a very serious complaint from two of my constituents, Pippa Bartolotti and Joyce Giblin. When they were briefly imprisoned in Israel, they met the ambassador, and they strongly believe—it is nothing to do with this case at all—that he was serving the interest of the Israeli Government, and not the interests of two British citizens. This has been the subject of correspondence.

In your report, you suggest that there were two meetings between the ambassador and Werritty and Liam Fox. Questions and letters have proved that, in fact, six such meetings took place. There are a number of issues around this. I do not normally fall for conspiracy theories, but the ambassador has proclaimed himself to be a Zionist and he has previously served in Iran, in the service. Werritty is a self-proclaimed—

Robert Halfon: Point of order, Chairman. What is the point of this?

Paul Flynn: Let me get to it. Werritty is a self-proclaimed expert on Iran.

Chair: I have to take a point of order.

Robert Halfon: Mr Flynn is implying that the British ambassador to Israel is working for a foreign power, which is out of order.

Jul 18 17:00

UK Approves To Renew Trident Weapons System

British lawmakers have finally voted to renew the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system.

In a 472-to-117 vote on Monday, lawmakers approved renewing Trident, a multi-billion pound project regarded as key to maintaining the UK’s status as a world power.

Jul 18 16:47

May Says Ready To Allow Nuclear Strike Causing Mass Loss Of Life

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she would be ready to allow a nuclear strike that can result in the deaths of 100,000 people.

Jul 18 15:51

UK Cities Threatened By Nice-Like Terror Attacks: Security Official

Smaller cities in the UK might be targeted by terror attacks similar to the one that killed dozens of people in Nice, France, says a former British security official.

Jul 18 15:41

Scottish Shell Firms Used To Launder Money In E. Europe With Govt Certificates

Scottish shell firms are being marketed in Eastern Europe as money laundering and tax avoidance vehicles with official government documentation, it has emerged.

Jul 18 15:19

Most British Are Against 2nd EU Referendum: Poll

An opinion poll has revealed that the majority of British people are against holding a second referendum on UK’s membership of the European Union.

Jul 18 14:54

UK To Maintain Leading Role In Europe Despite Brexit: Johnson

New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UK would continue to play a “leading role” in Europe despite the Brexit vote.

“We have to give effect to the will of the people and leave the European Union but… we are not going in any way to abandon our leading role in European participation,” Johnson said on Monday ahead of meeting his EU peers in Brussels for the first time.

Jul 18 13:59

Could A New Center-Left Party Emerge From A Labour Split? Lib Dem Leader Farron Thinks So

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hinted that Britain’s tumultuous political environment may offer an “historic opportunity” to create a grand alliance between parties in opposition against the Conservative government.

Jul 18 13:36

A Boy Of THREE Is Quizzed By Police For Racism As Number Of Children Accused Of Hate Crimes Soars

More than a hundred children have been reported for hate crimes over the past year with those as young as three being investigated by police.

Figures obtained from 37 of 43 police forces in England and Wales showed that 138 incidents of racial or religious abuse by those under the age of 10 were reported last year – almost double the number of those reported in 2011.

Jul 18 13:35

Trident Renewal ‘Assures Scottish Independence,’ Says Navy Whistleblower William McNeilly

As Prime Minister Theresa May convenes Parliament on Monday to debate renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent, Royal Navy submariner-turned-whistleblower William McNeilly tells RT renewal coupled with Brexit will force Scotland to seek independence.

Jul 18 12:34

Death Of Black Teen Sparks Protests In UK

Hundreds of protesters have held a rally in Liverpool, England, following the death of a black teenager while he was in the custody of police in Merseyside County.

Jul 18 11:22

Sturgeon Says 2nd Scottish Referendum Likely In 2017

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she would consider holding a second referendum on Scottish independence in 2017 if necessary.

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