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Jul 27 14:25

UK To Send Warship To South China Sea Amid Maritime Dispute – Defense Sec

The Royal Navy will deploy a warship to the South China Sea next year for a so-called freedom of navigation mission – a challenge to Beijing’s claim of sovereignty over the area – UK Defence Minister Michael Fallon said.

“We hope to send a warship to [the] region next year. We have not finalized exactly where that deployment will take place, but we won’t be constrained by China from sailing through the South China Sea,“ Fallon told Reuters during a trip to Australia.

Jul 27 13:31

Hate PLC

A mere few days after the British government vowed to wire millions of pounds to the CST, the number of ‘anti Semitic incidents’ rose by 30% to over 100 incidents a month. The results, at least according to the CST’s statistics, are that the more public money is allocated to fight anti Semitism, the more anti Semitic the Brits 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 27 13:03

Free Movement Of Labor With EU Will End After Brexit: UK Ministers

The free movement of workers between the European Union and United Kingdom will end when Britain withdraws from the union, according to British ministers.

Jul 27 12:08

Man Arrested After 25-Hr Hostage Stand-Off In Manchester

A tense stand-off between police and an alleged gunman who was holding a mother of two hostage inside her Manchester home has ended after 25 hours.

Dozens of armed officers surrounded the house in Pemberton Way in Oldham, Greater Manchester, after they were called in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Jul 27 10:32

Boris Johnson Plays Down Tory Leadership Bid Rumors… Again

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has once again played down rumors that he will launch another Conservative Party leadership bid, telling reporters in New Zealand that he is keen to avoid another “political kerfuffle.”

“What the British people want to see is a government that gets on with the job and they’ve got that with Theresa,” Boris said, as quoted by Politics Home.

Jul 27 09:38

Brussels can BLOCK Britain's trade deal with USA: EU trade minister in staggering threat

A FORMER European Union trade commissioner has warned Britain the bloc can thwart any potential trade deal with Donald Trump’s United States if a transitional Brexit is agreed.

Jul 27 09:26

'We COULD walk' EU warned Britain could leave with NO DEAL over ECJ citizens' rights row

A SENIOR minister has revealed that there is “a very good chance” Britain could walk away from Brexit talks over Brussels’ stubborn refusal to back down over the rule of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Jul 27 09:25

French to hold (non-binding) referendum on England rejoining historical region of Anjou

With Britain looking set to leave the EU, locals in a French city are being asked to vote in a "referendum" on whether England should now rejoin the historical French region of Anjou. The referendum however won't be binding.

Jul 27 09:01

Brexit gets NASTY: EU threatens to delay talks for MONTHS unless UK pays huge divorce bill

BRUSSELS has threatened to suspend the Brexit talks for at least two months if Britain does not come up with proposals for how it is going to pay its divorce bill, it was claimed today.

Jul 27 09:00

'Just STUPID' Anger as cars parked in OWN DRIVEWAYS get issued with parking tickets

STUNNED motorists are being fined for parking in their own driveways - because their cars are nudging out on to the path by inches.

Jul 26 17:12

'Ignore the LOONY-LEFT’S crackpot idea for 100 per cent inheritance tax', expert warns

Amid a wave of criticism leveled at the idea of stopping relatives passing on their wealth to their offspring, John O’Connell, the Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, has spoken out against the “unfair and immoral” tax.

Mr O’Connell told Express.co.uk: "This is just yet another crackpot policy idea from the loony-left and should be flat out ignored.

“Inheritance tax is already an unfair and immoral double tax, that hits families at the worst possible time.

“For many hard-working ordinary people, building a legacy for their children and grandchildren is a key reason they get up to go to work every day, but on too many occasions that legacy disappears when the taxman comes knocking at their door."

Jul 26 12:27

UK’s Largest Cannabis-Growing Operation Busted

A criminal syndicate grew unprecedented quantities of cannabis through an elaborate network of drug farms throughout Britain, it has emerged.

A sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey revealed that a gang of 15 criminals committed the largest conspiracy to grow cannabis in British history.

Jul 26 11:07

Shocking new evidence could overturn Northern Ireland ruling that became an international blueprint for torture

British forces in Northern Ireland used waterboarding and electric shock treatment on detainees during the 1970s, newly uncovered files show. Witness statements and internal Whitehall correspondence released for the first time last month could have significant implications for international human rights law and British-Irish relations.

One victim of waterboarding in Belfast spoke out publicly about his experience for the first time at following the recovery of his original testimony from 1972, which recounts that he ‘felt like I was drowning or suffocating until I fell on the floor unconscious’

The documents were revealed at an event in London to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, hosted by Matrix Chambers, along with the Pat Finucane Centre, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and Amnesty International.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the horrific, inhuman abuses at Abu Ghraib and beyond, had their antecedents.... in what British military did to the Irish during the time of "the troubles".

Jul 26 09:14

'Shine is coming off!' Farage in massive sideswipe at Corbyn as student fee row rumbles on

NIGEL FARAGE blasted Jeremy Corbyn saying the gloss was coming off the Labour leader’s image with the young after the student debt fiasco.

Jul 26 07:12

BBC, SSRIs and ‘a Prescription for Murder’: Experts Slam Panorama Documentary on Antidepressants

“Is it possible that a pill prescribed by your doctor can turn you into a killer?”

That is the premise of a BBC Panorama documentary examining a link between antidepressants and violent behavior—including murder. The one-hour film, A Prescription for Murder, will be shown in the U.K. Wednesday and is being met with considerable backlash, with many calling the program irresponsible, verging on dangerous.

Jul 25 17:45

Homeless sleeping rough in Oxford ordered to remove possessions from doorway or face fines of up to £2,500

Where will they find £2,500 to pay the fine?

Jul 25 12:47

Thousands Of Empty Homes Surrounding Grenfell Tower – Investigation

There are thousands of empty homes in the area of the Grenfell Tower fire which could potentially be used by the victims. Some have reportedly been vacant for up to 15 years.

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request by campaigners shows that there are 1,857 empty homes in the local council’s area of responsibility in west London.

Jul 25 09:45

UK IS SENDING ITS POLICE TO TRAIN IN ISRAEL: HERE’S WHY IT SHOULD BOTHER YOU

According to the Independent, government sources say a British team is set to travel to Israel in the near future to learn Israeli counterterrorism enforcement strategies. The proposed move comes amid a spate of terrorist activity in the United Kingdom, as well as concerns about the British authorities’ response time and ability to counter terrorist attacks.

However, as the Independent notes:

“There are, of course, significant differences between political violence in the UK and Israel. The murders and maiming in the streets of Britain are in pursuit of a murderous Islamist jihad with a variety of justifications offered including retaliation for the war against Isis in Iraq and Syria. In Israel and the occupied territories it is justified as part of the struggle for Palestinian nationhood against Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On Prime Minister May's watch, this training of British police officers by Israelis is not about "suppressing terrorism"; this is about suppressing any opinion which does not conform to that of the official government propaganda.

And this wanting to train British police by the Israelis, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?!?

Prime Minister May should be hanging her head in shame at this move; but of course, sociopaths don't feel shame!!

Jul 25 09:20

Curry spice helped woman, 67, to beat blood cancer

A woman who had been battling blood cancer for five years has experienced an extraordinary recovery after taking a natural treatment based on a kitchen staple.

Dieneke Ferguson, 67, thought she had exhausted all options available after undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants as she battled myeloma.

However, she then turned to a product called curcumin, which is an ingredient of the spice turmeric, and her recovery was so incredible it has been featured in the British Medical Journal.

Jul 25 08:07

Britons on alert after migrant mob attack driver with a brick

In a new escalation of violence among migrants in the area desperate to get to Britain, a violent mob pounced on a trucker.

They hit him around the head with a brick and left him for dead before stealing his vehicle.

It is thought the gang seized an opportunity to try to smuggle dozens of illegals into the UK but their brazen attempt failed when the vehicle was stopped before reaching the port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jul 25 07:59

‘Astoundingly arrogant’ EU boss Juncker converted me from Remainer to Brexiteer, says MP

A TORY MP has told how he was converted from reluctant Remainer to strident Brexiteer by the “astoundingly arrogant” reaction of EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker to the referendum result.

Jul 24 15:24

UK Government LYING about Unemployment Figures

Unemployment in Britain is now just 4.5%. There are only 1.49 million unemployed people in the UK, versus 32 million people with jobs.

Jul 24 13:16

Europe’s shameful refugee policy

Graham Peebles examines the EU’s expediency-based policy towards refugees, and argues for unified policies based on collective responsibility and group need, not the nationalistic approach which does nothing to deal with the underlying causes.>>

Jul 24 12:14

U.K. Imposes Rules On Hobby Drones

Operators will have to register devices over a certain size and take a test to assure proper use

The U.K. will require operators of many hobby drones to register them with the government and take a test to assure proper use amid growing global concern the increasingly popular unmanned planes pose a threat to aviation.

Jul 24 09:39

UK Government approved Saudi arms deals worth £238m six months after deadly Yemen funeral air strike

The British government licensed £283m worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six months after an air strike by the Riyadh-led coalition killed 140 mourners at a funeral in Yemen.

Jul 24 09:32

"Worse Than People Can Imagine" - Deutsche Bank To Shift $350 Billion Of Assets From London To Frankfurt

In a project dubbed 'Bowline', Bloomberg reports that Deutsche Bank may shift about 300 billion euros ($350 billion) from the balance sheet of its U.K. entity to Frankfurt as client trading and assets migrate to the continent following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. While not the first bank to threaten to move post-Brexit, the scale of asset movement is the largest yet.

Deutsche Bank’s balance sheet listed 1.59 trillion euros in total assets at the end of last yea and much of its trading in Europe is traditionally booked in London. But, as Bloomberg reports, the Brexit-contingency project calls for Frankfurt trading to go live in September 2018 and for the balance sheet migration to be completed by March 2019, said the person, who asked for anonymity in discussing internal matters.

Jul 23 17:50

'Time bomb' alert for 1.9m on interest-only home loans: Families being forced to sell when their deals expire

Interest-only mortgages are a ‘ticking time bomb’ for hundreds of thousands of families who have no idea how they will repay the money they owe, experts have warned.

As many as 1.9million borrowers are paying off the interest on their home loans without making a dent in the capital, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) show.

It is estimated that one in ten of these households have no plan in place to pay off the loan when their mortgage deal expires. And many who do have a plan may find they do not have enough money to repay the loan in full.

Jul 23 17:41

BBC is a 'CLOSED CLUB: Anger as almost half of highest earners went to pubic school

But now it has emerged that 45 per cent of staff earning over £150,000 - the threshold to make it onto the published list - were privately educated.

This compares to just seven per cent of the general population.

Jul 23 17:29

New foreign aid outrage: Scandal as £64m of your money is given to dictator in Rwanda

It has emerged that Britain gave £64million of taxpayers’ cash to an African country ruled by a tyrant suspected of murdering his rivals.

Critics last night demanded a fresh purge on the generous handouts to the regime which is run by Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

The 59-year-old millionaire has been linked to the death, disappearance and imprisonment of dozens of opponents, as well as allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption.

But his regime has been rewarded with the bumper payout after being praised as “open and inclusive” by the Department for International Development.

Jul 23 09:08

BREXIT WARNING: Millionaire Remainers to launch party if Corbyn goes further left

MILLIONAIRE Remainers have put plans to form a pro-EU political party on hold - but have warned they will bankroll a breakaway Labour party if Jeremy Corbyn lurches further to the left.

Jul 23 09:08

No Brexit before 2022: Government drawing up EU transition plan that will last three years

MINISTERS are drawing up plans for a three year transitional deal with the European Union which would mean Britain does not leave the bloc until at least 2022, according to reports today.

Jul 23 08:51

British protesters hold anti-Israel rallies in London

Hundreds of British people have held a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in London amid rising tensions over Israel’s imposition of restrictive measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Jul 22 16:41

SCAM WARNING: Website is tricking students out of thousands in fees

Newcastle University has put out an alert over a website calling itself “Newcastle International University” which has copied its branding, colours and fonts as well as animation, blogs and photos as well as details of dozens of courses.

The site appears to target unsuspecting students to hand over online their course fees as one section allows people to apply and pay for courses with requests for their personal information and passport and bank details.

The warning from the real Newcastle University said: "We have been made aware of an unofficial website which is fraudulently using the Newcastle University brand and accepting credit card payments to apply for courses.

"The website 'newcastle international university' is in no way associated with the University and we are advising anyone who finds the website not to submit any personal details. All students should use our official website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/."

Jul 22 16:31

Anger over Army plans to cut soldiers’ welfare links by scrapping regimental headquarters

PLANS to scrap Army regimental headquarters, which currently provide vital support in soldier welfare and recruiting, have caused outrage.

Championed by head of the Army General Nick Carter as part of a cost-cutting drive, the move would cut 200 jobs and let the Army sell real estate.

Last night, as sources suggested the end-game may see one super HQ in Andover, Hampshire, critics warned that the move to a “call centre” could jeopardise important welfare links for soldiers, and sever regional ties at a period when morale in the Army is already low.

Jul 22 16:29

May urged to intervene in Saudi executions as figures show arms sale bonanza

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to talk to the UK’s Saudi allies about forthcoming executions as new figures show £3.3 billion worth of arms sales to the Gulf regime have been licensed in the past three years alone.

The human rights charity Reprieve has warned that 14 men, including one arrested as a minor, are set to be executed by the Saudi authorities for cybercrime offenses.

Executed for cybercrime? I say we leave well enough alone!

Jul 22 15:57

The Balfour Declaration: Time to say sorry. Time we made amends.

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of Britain’s overwhelming responsibility for the dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, and explains why the British state must apologise for its duplicitous role in the crime.>>

Jul 22 10:36

UK MILITARY WILL USE ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT LASERS TO EXPAND BRITAIN’S ECONOMIC EMPIRE

The British press has been rather over-excited about the Tory government’s plans to fund a new fleet of destroyers.

So over-excited that pundits have overlooked the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones’, extraordinary assertion that Britain’s plan to expand its Navy is:

“… in order to support the UK’s growing global economic ambitions.”
Oh, and he also mentioned that under the same plan, the Navy would be deploying an advanced laser weapon, along with autonomous, artificially intelligent weapons systems.

To his credit, Admiral Sir Jones does mention the obligatory objective of ‘world peace’ and such like, but he is also quite candid about the pre-eminence of Britain’s economic interests.

Here are the relevant passages of his message in bold:

“Meanwhile in the Gulf [we] are working to protect international shipping in a region which is essential to the UK’s economic security…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, it's back to expropriating resources to which the UK has utterly no moral right; regime changing countries to become more British-Centric; and making certain that these resources are only sold in specific currencies to specific countries, right?!?

WOW, I love the smell of neocolonialism in the morning!!

Jul 22 08:27

What's happening on British bases in Cyprus?

When it comes to Cyprus, many people think of it as one of the most popular tourist areas of the Mediterranean due to its famous vacation spots. However, the truly unique characteristic of Cyprus is its strategic location in the Middle East. That is the reason why Britain kept the island under its rule from 1878 to 1960 and has maintained its presence on the island by way of its military bases since then. The fact that these bases are of indispensable importance for Britain is a reason that goes beyond simply enabling air operations in the Middle Eastern countries: Intelligence activities.

Jul 22 08:26

School in crisis as all the teachers quit over ‘impossible’ workload

Sixteen teachers, including an acting head, cover staff and a number of staff with more than 20 years’ service, have left Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Bristol, since the start of the academic year last September.

The final seven walked out yesterday on the last day of term.

A union representative blamed the “impossible” workload imposed by executive head Louisa Wilson.

Jul 21 22:15

Government approved arms sales to 20 countries on its own list of human rights abusers, say campaigners

The Government has approved licences for arms deals to two-thirds of the countries on its own list of human rights abusers, a campaign group has said.

Boris Johnson's Foreign Office released its annual human rights report on Friday including a list of 30 countries, like Bahrain, China, Saudi Arabia and Israel, it had given “priority” status in 2016.

But in the same year, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) said, the UK licensed £820m of arms to 20 countries on the list.

Jul 21 16:56

UK court blocks £14bn class action case against MasterCard

A £14bn class-action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday.

The competition appeal tribunal (CAT), a newly empowered court that oversees Britain’s fledgling class action regime, ruled that it would not grant the necessary collective proceedings order for the case to continue to trial.

Jul 21 15:33

Corbyn More Popular Than May For 1st Time, Polls Show

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is more popular than Prime Minister Theresa May with the wider public for the first time, new opinion polls suggest.

New polls compiled by Ipsos MORI for the London Evening Standard newspaper reveal that May’s popularity has fallen to a record low, whilst her main opponent, Labour leader Corbyn, is viewed more favorably than ever before.

Jul 21 14:11

Britain Threatens To Return Tons Of Nuclear Waste To EU After Brexit

Britain is threatening to return boatloads of radioactive waste to Europe if an agreement on post-Brexit nuclear regulation is not reached.

Jul 21 13:07

‘Japanese-Paid’ Neoconservative Think Tank Hypes Chinese Threat To Britain

A British neoconservative think tank, recently accused of being paid by the Japanese embassy to churn out propaganda against Beijing, has claimed in a new report that Chinese investment in the UK presents a serious risk to data security.

Jul 21 10:36

Number of children attending gender identity clinics has quadrupled in the past five years

The number of children attending gender identity clinics has quadrupled in the past five years, statistics have revealed.

Figures have shown that 84 children aged between three and seven were referred to gender identity clinics last year, compared to just 20 in the year of 2012 to 2013.

Experts said the rise could be explained by the promotion of transgender issues in schools, which may have encouraged more children to think about their identity.

Some warned that teaching children about transgender issues could be 'sowing seeds of confusion' in the minds of young people, leading to more seeking gender identity therapies.

Jul 21 10:35

Govt ‘Powerless’ To Stop Revolving Door Between Civil Service & Big Business – Report

Whitehall bosses failed to stop any of their employees from joining the private sector for three years in a row due to lack of formal powers and poor enforcement of existing rules.

Jul 20 17:37

Hospital parking: Nurse quits NHS after getting £80 fine while treating patient in cardiac arrest

A former nurse quit the NHS after she got an £80 parking ticket, having stayed late to treat a critically-ill patient.

Sally Plummer said she stayed after the end of her shift when a patient suffered a cardiac arrest, and was fined because she could not leave their side to change her ticket.

She told Good Morning Britain she had also been fined while her mother was being rushed to accident and emergency on a separate occasion, and that she had left the health service because of the amount of money she was losing to parking fines.

Jul 20 17:35

Government minister denies timing of state pension increase was attempt to 'bury bad news'

A senior government minister has denied that announcing the state pension age increase on the same day BBC salaries were revealed was an attempt to “bury bad news”.

Wednesday’s news agenda was dominated by the much anticipated publication of the highest earning stars at the BBC.

But in the afternoon, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke announced the state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 in 2037 – seven years earlier than planned.

Jul 20 15:32

Use Cannabis In Parliament, Labour MP Urges

People should use cannabis on the parliamentary estate to force the government to change the law and help sufferers of serious illness, according to Welsh Labour MP Paul Flynn.

Speaking during a Commons debate on drug policy, Flynn said he had once committed a “terrible crime” by helping the late multiple sclerosis sufferer and medicinal cannabis campaigner Elizabeth Brice – also known as Clare Hodges – to use the drug on the House of Commons terrace.

Jul 20 13:02

British ‘Justice’ Likely To Punish Grenfell Tower Families Further – 7/7 Families Got “No Answers”

Angry Grenfell Tower residents demand arrests and resignations at meeting Kensington and Chelsea council meeting sees people express rage and contempt for officialdom at investigation’s slow progress.

Jul 20 12:53

Labour Shadow Chancellor Says Grenfell Tower Fire Is “Social Murder”: What Is He Going To Do About It?

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show Sunday, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said that those responsible for “social murder” at Grenfell Tower should be held accountable for their actions.

McDonnell was asked by Marr whether he stood by earlier remarks made at the Glastonbury Festival’s Left Field tent debate, when he said that the victims of the June 14 Grenfell Tower inferno had been “murdered by political decisions that were taken over recent decades.”

Jul 20 09:29

Churchill's bid to cover up Duke's link to the Nazis: Newly-declassified files show how wartime PM tried to prevent release of documents because he feared they could bring down the House of Windsor

Winston Churchill tried to conceal documents which revealed that the 'disloyal' Duke of Windsor supported the Nazis, newly-declassified files reveal.

Hitler had planned to install the former monarch as the puppet king in Britain if the Germans had won the war.

And files released by The National Archives at Kew, West London, now show Churchill feared these revelations could have brought down the House of Windsor.

Jul 20 09:23

FALSEHOOD IN WAR-TIME: Propaganda Lies of the First World War by Arthur Ponsonby MP, 1928

"The use of the weapon of falsehood is more necessary in a country where military conscription is not the law of the land than in countries where the manhood of the nation is automatically drafted into the Army, Navy, or Air Service. The public can be worked up emotionally by sham ideals. A sort of collective hysteria spreads and rises until finally it gets the better of sober people and reputable newspapers".
(excerpt, pp2, PDF version)

PDF direct download link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0a...

Jul 20 08:33

‘UK's main growth industry: Brutalizing world’s poorest with hi-tech military equipment’

The UK is investing in F-35 fighter jets, part of a massive £160 billion program to re-equip the British military. It comes in the midst of painful austerity when there is no money for anything else, says political analyst Dan Glazebrook.
The UK's plan to purchase F-35 fighter jets has MPs debating the increasing costs. They say the controversial £150 billion warplane program is falling on the taxpayers.

UK Defence Select Committee chair Julian Lewis said he would be pushing for a special investigation into the acquisition and demanded full disclosure of the hidden costs associated with the deal.

Jul 20 08:32

Londoners demand resignation of local council officials

Hundreds of Grenfell Tower residents and protesters in London have demanded that the entire cabinet of the local council step aside. The protesters called the officials murderers, saying they have blood on their hands after the deadly fire inside the building last month.

Jul 20 08:05

Why is the Queen Funding The Clinton Crime Syndicate? Wet Works... Eugenics... Or Both?

Jul 19 17:55

HS2 has already cost us £2.3bn (without any tracks being laid!) Spiralling cost of the project revealed as accounts are slipped out

The annual report showed that the company established by the government to build the railway spent £500million in the year to March 31 - up almost 30 per cent from £352.9million the year before. It takes the total amount spent by HS2 so far to more than £1.9billion since 2009.

Separate accounts published by the Department for Transport yesterday also showed it has spent another £366million on HS2. The bulk of this was on compensating individuals and businesses who own property and land near the planned line.

This takes the total spent on the project to just under £2.3billion. It comes amid fresh warnings that the project could end up costing more than £100billion.

Jul 19 15:48

Govt ‘Powerless’ To Stop Revolving Door Between Civil Service & Big Business – Report

Whitehall bosses failed to stop any of their employees from joining the private sector for three years in a row due to lack of formal powers and poor enforcement of existing rules.

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO), the UK’s leading expenditure watchdog, reveals that government departments have consistently failed to enforce rules on business appointments.

Jul 19 15:45

UK Warship Tails Chinese Flotilla Headed For Russia

The UK has scrambled one of its warships to shadow a Chinese flotilla passing through the English Channel to join Russian naval forces for a joint military drill in the Baltic Sea.

Jul 19 15:40

British ‘Justice’ Likely To Punish Grenfell Tower Families Further – 7/7 Families Got “No Answers”

Angry Grenfell Tower residents demand arrests and resignations at meeting Kensington and Chelsea council meeting sees people express rage and contempt for officialdom at investigation’s slow progress.

Jul 19 15:33

UK gets first publicly available dedicated cannabis research facility

Cannabinoid biotechnology company MediPen is launching its own dedicated 1,800ft sq marijuana research facility this summer, which will also provide a platform for anyone looking to utilise its facilities for the purposes of driving innovation around the use of medicinal cannabis.

The company, which has had big success selling non-psychoactive CBD vaporisers that users claim to have a long list of medicinal benefits, is currently in the process of securing a license from the Home Office to import and work with controlled compounds found in cannabis so it can study the plant in greater detail.

These include ?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which will be studied in the laboratory with regard to cancer patients and with the aim of minimising the negative impact of existing chemotherapy-based treatments such as nausea and vomiting through its antiemetic properties, along with attempting to suppress metastasis through inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells.

Jul 19 15:11

BBC pay list: the hidden names the corporation does not want you to see

The published table of BBC star salaries contains 96 names, but the real number is likely to be higher as a technicality allows the true figures to be masked.

The government required the disclosure of “people paid more than £150,000 of licence fee revenue” in the last financial year.

But that means direct payment only. Anyone who is paid via an independent production company is exempt from the list, as is anyone paid by the corporation’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.

Some stars also earn far more than the published figures suggest.

Jul 19 13:35

Did British Students Commit Election Fraud? Watchdog Launches ‘Double-Voting’ Probe

An investigation has been launched into “troubling” reports of thousands of people illegally voting twice in Britain’s June 8 general election.

The Electoral Commission says it has received 1,000 emails from members of the public complaining about people “double-voting.” The watchdog has also received letters of complaint from 38 MPs.

Jul 19 12:09

Royal Privilege? Princess Eugenie Given University Place Despite Low Grades, Claims Lecturer

The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, was offered a place at Newcastle University thanks to her royal status rather than her academic abilities, it has been claimed.

The princess applied for a BA in English literature at Newcastle in 2009, but was rejected as her application was deemed “not good enough.”

Jul 19 10:41

MPs Demand Truth On Hidden Costs Of £150bn F-35 Warplane Deal

MPs from the Defence Select Committee have demanded full disclosure of the hidden costs associated with the UK’s controversial £150 billion F-35 warplane program.

Committee chair Julian Lewis said he would be pushing for a special investigation into the acquisition only a day after it was reported that the jets, which are set to be given to the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, were heavily criticized by an aviation expert.

Jul 19 10:09

Millions In Taxpayer Cash Handed Out ‘Last Minute’ To Meet Foreign Aid Targets

The government is “struggling” to spend its allocated overseas aid budget and dispenses cash overseas in a last-minute frenzy to meet its targets, the spending watchdog has said.

A National Audit Office (NAO) report has raised concerns that money is being wasted because of the “rush” by civil servants to hit the legal requirement of 0.7 percent of the nation’s income going to overseas aid, according to the Telegraph.

Jul 19 09:33

Forced to work until you are 68! State pension age rise brought forward SEVEN years

MILLIONS of Britons face a longer wait to retire, as the state pension age will rises sooner than previously outlined, under plans today unveiled by the Government.

The official retirement age is now due to rise to 68 by 2039, impacting around 7million people in their thirties and fourties, the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke revealed.

The changes are to affect everyone born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978, and brings forward the state pension age rise by seven years.

Mr Gauke blamed increasing life expectancy for the sooner than expected rise, as he accepted a review by John Cridland that proposed pushing back retirement for millions.

The pension age for women is already being pushed back in line with men to reach 65 by November 2018 and 66 by 2020.

Jul 19 08:22

Syrian refugee attackers from viral video arrested

The men who filmed their assault of a Syrian national in a video that went viral Tuesday were arrested Wednesday, the Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk announced on Twitter.

Jul 19 08:06

Ex US ambassador destroys EU case that shock Brexit divorce bill must come first

Sir Christopher Meyer highlighted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as he said the UK was “entitled” to negotiate other sticking points to its withdrawal from the Brussels bloc at the same time.

Jul 19 07:56

Migrants make 'first ever' attempt to cross from France to UK by light aircraft

Four Albanian migrants tried to fly from France to Britain in a light aircraft, in what is believed to be a first, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

The four, including two women and a child, were arrested along with the British pilot and two suspected British people smugglers as the plane prepared to take off from an airfield in Marck, near the northern port of Calais.

Calais is a springboard for migrants attempting to cross the Channel to Britain, normally by stowing away on trucks that board ferries.

Jul 19 07:37

Female paramedic is doused in 'chemicals' by masked thugs who flagged her down pretending to need help as she rushed to a 999 call

Three thugs squirted a noxious liquid at a paramedic after flagging her over as she drove to help a patient.

The female ambulance worker saw three men apparently in need of help in Tottenham, north London this week and pulled over to see what was the matter.

But the trio pulled bandanas over their faces before one of them, who was wearing latex gloves, threw liquid at the woman from a plastic bottle through her window.

Jul 19 07:32

Did Brits Kill New York City Cops to Get U.S. into WWII?

On June 4, 1940, Nazi Germany shoved the last British troop off the Continent at Dunkirk. Adolf Hitler moved his forces into position for a final cross-Channel invasion and occupation of England. That same month the new British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, dispatched a shadowy figure, Sir William Stephenson—later most famous as the original of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, Agent 007—to set up a spy shop for Britain’s MI6 in Midtown Manhattan. A hero of World War One and self-made multi-millionaire, Stephenson was on neutral ground in America, but he and Churchill shared the conviction that nothing was more important to their nation’s chances for survival than winning American support for the war against Hitler. Then, on July 4, 1940, with throngs of holiday visitors at the New York World’s Fair, a time bomb planted in the British Pavilion exploded, instantly killing two New York City policemen and badly mauling five others.

Jul 18 15:57

Millions In Taxpayer Cash Handed Out ‘Last Minute’ To Meet Foreign Aid Targets

The government is “struggling” to spend its allocated overseas aid budget and dispenses cash overseas in a last-minute frenzy to meet its targets, the spending watchdog has said.

Jul 18 15:47

London Won’t ‘Roll Out Red Carpet’ For Donald Trump, Says Mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the British capital will not “roll out the red carpet” for US President Donald Trump during his planned state visit.

Khan, who publicly clashed with Trump in a furious social media exchange following the London Bridge terrorist attack, said the president should not be afforded an elaborate visit.

Jul 18 15:40

US Brexit Minister Sparks Debate By Leaving EU Talks Early

UK Brexit minister David Davis has come under fire for heading back to his country only hours after beginning the second round of negotiations with the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium.

Jul 18 15:16

UK Government ‘Denying Abused Children Compensation’

The British government has been accused of denying hundreds of sexually abused children the right to receive compensation.

Jul 18 14:34

Tony Blair Admits Jeremy Corbyn Could Be Britain’s Next PM

Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair has now conceded it is possible Jeremy Corbyn could lead the party to victory and become Britain’s next leader.

Blair fell short of endorsing Corbyn ahead of the June 8 general election, making known his hostility to the party’s leftward turn.

Jul 18 14:27

Hammond Is Wrong, Public Sector Workers Are Not ‘Overpaid’ – TUC

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been widely criticized amid reports he told cabinet colleagues that public sector pay is too high.

His alleged comments have been further undermined by data from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which shows the real impact of Tory austerity.

Jul 18 13:15

Theresa May To Reprimand Warring Tory MPs As Brexit Splits Cabinet

Prime Minister Theresa May will reprimand feuding Tory MPs for leaking and briefing against one another, Downing Street has said. A civil war is alleged to have broken out in the party over Brexit.

May’s spokesperson said she would use a meeting on Tuesday to remind her deputies that they should be “having discussions of government policy in private,” according to the Independent.

Jul 18 13:14

Can Theresa May continue to lead the country

Senior Tories are concerned that a ‘shrivelled’ Theresa May is struggling to come to terms with her bungled Election campaign and the growing threat to her leadership.

Jul 18 12:18

UK Government Alarmed By Massive Rise In Acid Attacks

A dramatic rise in acid attacks across the UK has prompted the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May to review lax laws that let assailants get away with the hideous crime.

Jul 18 09:48

Students could have voted twice in the general election, warns Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has warned of a “troubling” rise in alleged voter fraud amid suggestions that Labour in particular could have been boosted at the general election by students voting for them twice.

Students are legally allowed to register at both their university address and their home address, but must only vote in one location.

However, some have reportedly admitted that they voted twice for Labour in order to boost the party’s chances at the election.

Jul 18 08:53

Britain could end up paying another £22billion for Brexit as EDF could claim COMPENSATION

BRITAIN could end up paying £22billion to French energy company EDF for leaving the European nuclear power treaty.

The Government admitted an agreement made in September last year over the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station means operators EDF can claim compensation if there is a change in British, EU or international law, policy or guidance, which forces the £24bn project to close early.

Richard Harrington, the energy and industry minister, confirmed the payments could be “up to around £22bn” in a written answer to Labour’s Dr Alan Whitehead at the beginning of July.

Jul 18 08:27

Tony Blair, Brexit, and the Unending Crisis at the Heart of British Politics

The timing of Tony Blair's latest foray into British mainstream politics, on the question of Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party, could not have been any more significant or offensive.

Jul 18 08:03

'Brexit changed my view of Europe' Angela Merkel reveals shock as EU divorce talks begin

ANGELA Merkel has admitted last year's stunning Brexit vote rocked her view of the European Union (EU).

Jul 18 07:54

'People are FED UP' Labour MP SQUIRMS over U-turn on Corbyn's pledge to CLEAR student debt

A LABOUR MP was left floundering after he was roasted over his party backtracking on Jeremy Corbyn’s pre-election promise to scrap student debt.

Jul 17 15:50

London Acid Attacks: 16-Year-Old Charged With 15 Offences

London’s Metropolitan Police have now arrested two young men following a spate of acid attacks in London Thursday, which left victims with life changing injuries.

Jul 17 15:49

Hammond Is Wrong, Public Sector Workers Are Not ‘Overpaid’ – TUC

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been widely criticized amid reports he told cabinet colleagues that public sector pay is too high.

His alleged comments have been further undermined by data from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which shows the real impact of Tory austerity.

Jul 17 15:49

Corbyn Should Be Part Of May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: EP’s Coordinator

British Prime Minister Theresa May should make Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, a member of her team negotiating the country’s divorce from the European Union, a top EU official says.

Jul 17 15:24

'PC GONE MAD' University adds wall of diversity as founding fathers gallery 'intimidating'

KING’S College London has revealed plans to install a “wall of diversity” after calls to make the institute less “alienating”.

Academics voiced their concern the current pictures in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience are too “intimidating” for ethnic minorities.

They want the pictures to be replaced with more Black and Minority Ethic scholars in a move described as "political correctness gone mad" by the president of the King’s Conservative Association, Sam Barrett.

Jul 17 15:23

UK, EU Negotiators Sit Down For Second Round Of Brexit Talks

British and European negotiators have reconvened in the Belgian capital Brussels to kick off the second round of marathon talks on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Jul 17 14:49

UK Losing Billions On Flawed F-35 Fighter Jets: Report

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) is spending millions of pounds on flawed F-35 Lightning II jets that it might never be able to fly properly, a new report has revealed.

Jul 17 13:31

UK Government Alarmed By Massive Rise In Acid Attacks

A dramatic rise in acid attacks across the UK has prompted the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May to review lax laws that let assailants get away with the hideous crime.

Jul 17 11:28

Congressman Steve King: UK Courts Shouldn’t Subject Charlie Gard To A Death Sentence

U.S. Congressman Steve King introduced a resolution on Thursday, calling on UK courts to allow Charlie Gard to seek medical care “in any country where such care may be available”.

Jul 17 10:48

Man Reportedly Tries To Pull Off Woman's Hijab In UK Subway

A man tried to pull off a Muslim woman’s hijab as she was waiting for the train and spat at her friend’s face at the subway in the British capital London, says the victim.

Aniso Abdulkadir reported the suspected hate crime on Twitter on Sunday, triggering an investigation into the matter.

Jul 17 10:12

UK opens up on Animal Experiments, whilst US Closes Doors

Last month, a London-based group that supports the use of animals in biomedical science began inviting the public to take an unusual digital tour of laboratories at four U.K. research institutions.

Jul 17 08:52

Britain's new 'state-of-the-art' fighter jets have a catalogue of flaws that are set to cost hundreds of millions of pounds to fix

Manufacturer Lockheed Martin has said the jets will cost the UK between £77 million and £100 million each.

But The Times said the true cost of the planes delivered this year will be more than £150 million each to cover 'extras' such as software upgrades and spare parts.

The newspaper has uncovered a series of shocking failures with the new generation of warplane which raises serious questions about the project.

It found that the 'stealth' F-35 are unable to transmit data to British ships and older aircraft without revealing its position.

The plane's software system is vulnerable to cyber attack and cannot be tested independently by the UK.

While the weak broadband on the Royal Navy's principal aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is also hampering the jet's abilities.

And some of the planes are expected to be too heavy to safely conduct a vertical landing - a key function which the jet had been designed to carry out.

Jul 17 08:22

Media mogul Murdoch's 'Sky dataset' swallow poses 'grave threat'

The proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is a "grave threat" to the democratic process, members of the UK's House of Lords have claimed.

In a letter to The Observer newspaper, six peers have said that Fox – which currently owns 39 per cent of Sky – could gain too much access to one of the "largest and sophisticated datasets in the country".

The media giant has the TV viewing, internet and phone records of 13 million households, which the peers argue could be misused for political ends.

Jul 17 08:17

Royal Mint executive earning £123,000 salary 'claimed £45,000 on expenses including 45p pack of tissues'

An executive at the government-owned Royal Mint reportedly billed the taxpayer for a 45p packet of tissues as he clocked up £45,000 in expenses in a year.

Director of bullion Chris Howard also claimed for a 50p packet of chewing gum and a £1.50 bottle of water despite earning £123,000 a year, according to the Sunday Times.

Jul 17 08:06

NO ESCAPE: EU makes shock bid for power to fine UK for YEARS after Brexit

BRUSSELS bureaucrats are pushing for powers to slap Britain with huge fines for EU law infringements even after we finally leave the bloc.

Jul 17 08:02

Tony Blair insists Britons don't want Brexit but his OWN opinion poll reveals we DO

TONY Blair has been left red–faced after he insisted voters would choose a different outcome if the Brexit referendum was held again, only to be contradicted by an opinion poll that he commissioned.

The survey for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change found that 56 per cent of those questioned believe “Brexit must mean Brexit”, and 75 per cent stated the UK’s immigration policy is too open.

The 1,000 people surveyed were given three options, a hard Brexit, a soft Brexit or a second referendum, with almost 80 per cent choosing one of the two Brexit options.

More than 40 per cent favoured a clean break, with just under 40 per cent choosing a soft Brexit and around 20 per cent plugging for another vote.

Jul 17 07:44

Union Demands Teachers Undergo Compulsory ‘Gender Diversity’ Training

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has called for compulsory ‘gender diversity’ training for sixth form college and further education (FE) teachers, warning staff who refer to ‘non-binary’ persons using ‘incorrect’ pronouns could face legal action.

Jul 17 06:40

Nurses devastated as court orders them to pay up to £150K EACH for parking at NHS hospital

NURSES and doctors could lose their homes after they were ordered to pay £12.8million in fines for parking after racking up a huge 100,000 tickets.

NHS staff at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) are said to be “distressed beyond belief” after losing a legal fight against private enforcement firm Indigo when they did not pay for their parking tickets, leaving them with huge bills.

The hospital has 6,000 staff, but the car park has only 1,800 spaces so many have had to park in spots reserved for visitors.

One nurse must pay back £150,000 in fines after a court ruled that it would be £128 for every unpaid ticket, in addition to £26,000 in court fees.

Jul 16 17:40

Farage RAILS AGAINST 'loathsome' Tony Blair's attempt to 'REVERSE' Brexit

A furious Mr Farage later appeared on Sky News, criticising a “loathsome” Mr Blair’s anti-Brexit comments.

The former Ukip leader blast: “I think it’s a pretty loathsome performance, frankly.

“He is showing people why he is now one of the most disliked living figures in British politics – he wants to reverse the result of a democratic referendum.

“He’s making it clear that anything must be done to stop us leaving the EU, he suggests public opinion has shifted when actually there are more people in favour of Brexit now than there were at the time of the referendum.”

Jul 16 17:37

113 asylum seekers win the right to stay in the UK despite prior deportation

Figures show that 113 asylum seekers who were once kicked out and deported back to their homelands were later able to gain permanent residence in the UK on their second attempt.

The migrants, dubbed the “boomerang migrants”, cost the taxpayer a huge bill, according to The Sun on Sunday.

The British taxpayer has to fork out money for the deportation and foot the bill for the refugees to be housed once their second application for residence in Britain is successful.

Jul 16 17:36

Navy's new £3.5b aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth needs protecting by FRENCH warships

BRITAIN’S new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be forced to rely on French frigates to protect it from attack, the Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday.

Jul 16 17:32

Nick Clegg 'begs for second Brexit referendum and says young people should have TWO votes'

CHIEF Remoaner Nick Clegg has called for a second Brexit referendum and has bizarrely suggested young people’s votes should count TWICE.

The former Lib Dem leader claimed the public wants “to have another look” at Britain’s divorce from the European Union, even though he admitted his “time is up” in politics.

In a bid to lure younger voters to back his plea for another vote, the ex-MP said votes made by under-30s should count twice “because it's their future”.

Jul 16 17:29

If we don’t cut all ties with the EU... 1.2m migrants will head to the Britain

BRITAIN will need to build a city the size of Birmingham every two years unless it cuts all ties with Europe.

If the UK remains subject to freemovement rules, net migration from the EU will continue at around 125,000 a year over the next decade, adding to those from other countries, a report said last night. A soft Brexit will leave the door open to 1.25 million EU immigrants over this time.

The disturbing scenario comes as the first full week of Brexit negotiations are poised to start today in Brussels with urgent new powers to control migration the priority.

Taking into account nonEU migrants, pressure group Migration Watch UK claims failure to control EU movement will result in the population rocketing by around 500,000 each year.

This is close to figures from the Office for National Statistics under a high migration scenario.

Jul 16 08:42

Disastrous Capitalism – But Is a U.K. Labour Government the Solution?

Consider the Grenfell Tower inferno as an expression of a new kind of class war, but not a class war as we have known it–between organised workers, political parties and capital–but between ordinary citizens and the local fiefdoms of the capitalist state as increasingly, big business has taken over the running of what’s left of our public and collective life, through ‘outsourcing’, public-private-partnerships and what have you, where making a profit is the bottom line, not serving the public.[1]

Worse still, in order to justify this thievery on a national/international scale that runs to trillions, the state and its partner the corporate/state media, has had to resort to the ‘trusted’ Victorian method of blaming the victim for their own poverty, their own shortcomings, their own misery. Ergo, Grenfell.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Brits seem to be in as much of a quandary over these kinds of issues as are their American cousins.

But the first thing that needs to happen to the people who managed Grenfell Tower is a forensic audit, showing where every bit of money they collected, from every resource, actually went.

The money was obviously never put into the building to make it more safe; the original building engineering was totally lousy, in order to "value engineer" it to be constructed as cheaply as possible, and to hold as many people as humanly possible, in small, cramped spaces.

Jul 16 07:22

Tony Blair says Brexit must be stopped to halt harm to UK

There's a chance Britain won't leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is "necessary" to avoid severe economic damage.

In an article published by Blair's Institute for Global Change, he wrote that EU leaders might be willing to "reform and meet us half way" to keep the U.K. in the bloc. He said that might include compromise on freedom of movement - a key EU principle that conflicts with Britain's goal of placing limits on immigration.

Blair said conditions in Britain and Europe had changed since the U.K.s EU membership referendum in June 2016. Europe has some new leaders, including France's centrist President Emmanuel Macron. And in Britain, the Conservative government suffered a setback in last month's election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tony Blair, a word, please; whatever the EU is paying you to spew this codswallop, it cannot possibly be enough.

In a world where you live with armed guards and drivers, it is impossible for you to see at all in what kind of a world of hurt, and physical danger, unchecked immigration has left your brother and sister Brits.

And until you have your "Buddha on the road" moment on this issue, you will continue to be totally irrelevant to the current discussions on the directions Brexit should take.

Jul 14 19:33

Royal Marine Annual Arctic Warfare Exercises Scrapped Due To Lack Of Cash

Royal Marine Commandos will be denied the opportunity to run an annual exercise in Norway to practice their Arctic warfare specialism due to a lack of cash.

Jul 14 18:53

Flashback: Prozac 'found in drinking water'

The Observer says the revelations raise new fears over how many prescriptions for the drug are given out by doctors.

In the decade leading up to 2001, the number of prescriptions for antidepressants went up from nine million per year to 24 million per year, says the paper.

The Environment Agency report concluded that the Prozac in the water table could be potentially toxic and said the drug was a "potential concern".

The exact amount of Prozac in the nation's drinking water is not known.

Jul 14 15:55

London MP Demands Carrying Acid Be Made Illegal After 90-Minute Attack Spree

Carrying corrosive fluids should be made a crime, an MP has said, after two men on mopeds went on an acid attack spree across London on Thursday night, inflicting “life changing” injuries.

Jul 14 15:44

Don’t Use Kids As Brexit Bargaining Chips, EU Bosses Told

The Children’s Commissioner has called on EU leaders to ensure children are not held hostage during the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

In an open letter to Europe’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield argued that the EU must take “a more constructive approach” to the residency status of children born to European citizens residing in the UK and British-born youngsters living in Europe.

Jul 14 15:22

Labour Ready To Govern & Negotiate Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn Tells EU’s Barnier

Jeremy Corbyn will tell the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that Labour is a “government in waiting” and ready to take up responsibility for negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

Corbyn, joined by Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, will meet Barnier in Brussels on Thursday. Corbyn is expected to tell Barnier that Labour’s approach to Brexit negotiations would be “very different” from Prime Minister Theresa May’s and say his party would not use the “megaphone diplomacy” employed by the Tories.

Jul 14 14:50

Teenagers Cause Malicious Agonising Acid Attacks in Central London

Teenage boys held on suspicion of GBH and robbery after string of attacks on Thursday night that left one of the victims with ‘life-changing’ injuries.

Two teenagers, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested as police launch a major investigation into a series of acid attacks that took place in less than 90 minutes in east London on Thursday night.

Jul 14 14:15

Theresa May Says She ‘Shed A Tear’ After Election Night Disaster

Prime Minister Theresa May says she shed “a little tear” when she learned the results of the exit poll on general election night.

Jul 14 13:51

Battle Of Brexit Begins: Labour Threatens To Sink Historic Repeal Bill

Theresa May faces a humiliating defeat over Brexit as Labour warns it will block the so-called Repeal Bill if the prime minister fails to implement dramatic changes.

The government has on Thursday published the bill – deemed “one of the largest legislative projects ever undertaken in the UK” – saying the legislation will “maximize continuity” on the day the UK effectively withdraws from the EU wherever it is “practical and sensible”.

Jul 14 12:03

Senior Negotiators Say UK Blown Chances with Any BREXIT DEAL

The run-up to the Brexit negotiations has been disastrous for the UK, writes former negotiator Steve Bullock. It has hectored and insulted the EU27’s intelligence and undermined its own credibility.

Jul 14 11:38

Teenagers Cause Malicious Agonising Acid Attacks in Central London

Teenage boys held on suspicion of GBH and robbery after string of attacks on Thursday night that left one of the victims with ‘life-changing’ injuries.

Two teenagers, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested as police launch a major investigation into a series of acid attacks that took place in less than 90 minutes in east London on Thursday night.

Jul 14 09:12

May Now Wants Corbyn’s Labour To Help Her Govern Britain

Prime Minister Theresa May will make an unprecedented appeal to the Labour Party to help create post-Brexit policies, leading some to suggest she has “completely run out of ideas.”

Jul 13 21:28

PC gone mad? 'Ladies and gentlemen’ announcements DROPPED as TfL goes 'gender neutral'

TRANSPORT for London (TfL) is changing its London Tube greetings from “ladies and gentlemen” to “hello everyone” in a move that has been met with a mixed response – with some critics claiming it shows efforts to achieve political correctness have gone too far.

Jul 13 20:28

Labour Ready To Negotiate Brexit With EU: Corbyn

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party is ready to take on the job of negotiating the terms for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, ahead of a rare meeting with EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Jul 13 18:45

FOREIGN AID FURY: Civil servants get £800k in bonuses 'as cash spent on GYMS in Africa'

WHITEHALL mandarins were handed almost £800,000 in bonuses for dolling out £13 billion of taxpayers’ money in “overseas aid”.

According to new figures 21 of the top civil servants in the Department for International Development (Dfid) were given up to £10,000 totalling £175,000.

Meanwhile another £616,000 was divided between 514 more junior members of staff.

The shocking pay awards come despite a series of damaging revelations rocking the controversial government department whose sole purpose is to hand out British money abroad.

Jul 13 18:09

May Now Wants Corbyn's Labour To Help Her Govern Britain

Prime Minister Theresa May will make an unprecedented appeal to the Labour Party to help create post-Brexit policies, leading some to suggest she has “completely run out of ideas.”

Jul 13 16:07

RAF to allow women to fight in close combat roles

CLOSE combat roles in the RAF's ground fighting force will be open to women from September in "a defining moment", Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced.

Jul 13 15:48

Bupa data breach affects 500,000 insurance customers

A Bupa employee inappropriately copied and removed information relating to 547,000 international health insurance plan customers, the company has said.

The data included names, dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative information but not financial or medical data.

The private healthcare firm said concerns were first raised about a breach in June.

It is now contacting affected customers.

Jul 13 15:28

Australian Building Experts Discuss The Grenfell Tower Fire

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke last week with a fire safety engineer and a building maintenance inspector about the June 14 Grenfell Tower disaster in London and their own experiences in Australia.

Both commented on declining building, product-testing and inspection standards, which over the past 15 years have generated massive profits for developers and construction corporations, as well as windfall tax receipts for governments.

Jul 13 15:13

Britain’s EU Ambassador Still Not Living In Brussels 6 Months Into Job

Britain’s ambassador to the EU is still based in London despite the fact he took the job six months ago and Brexit negotiations are looming.

Sir Tim Barrow is still living in the UK with his family amid a reported turf war between the Foreign Office, for whom he works, and the Department for Exiting the EU (DEXEU), who are rumored to have sidelined him.

Jul 13 14:39

EU Court Should Be Guarantor Of Expats’ Rights After Brexit – Chief EU Negotiator

The EU’s many differences with Britain on citizens’ rights, including the role of the EU court, need to be sorted out before talks on a trade deal can start, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday.

“We want EU citizens in Britain to have the same rights as British citizens who live in the EU,” Michel Barnier told a news conference in Brussels, adding that the current British position did not guarantee equal rights.

Jul 13 13:54

New Kensington Council Leader Had ‘Never Visited’ A Tower Block Before Grenfell Fire

New Kensington council leader Elizabeth Campbell has admitted that she had never been inside a tower block like Grenfell before the June tragedy in which up to 80 people died in a huge fire.

Warning that it could take a generation for trust in the council to be restored, Campbell told BBC radio: “I haven’t been into the high-rise council blocks before, but I am certainly doing that now.”

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