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Mar 25 11:13

May Calls Emergency Closed-Door Brexit Meeting in UK Country House - Source

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is holding an emergency meeting at her Chequers country residence to discuss the Brexit crisis, a source close to the situation told Sputnik.

According to the source, the meeting will be conducted in a closed format and will be attended by a few ministers and a few members of the May's Conservative party.

UK media outlets have said that among those in attendance will be UK Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay.

Mar 25 11:10

Theresa May Delivers Speech to Parliament Ahead of Brexit Debate

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is delivering a speech to members of Parliament on the process of Brexit talks with the EU prior to a debate on the issue.

The day before, a source told Sputnik that May held an emergency meeting at her Chequers country residence to discuss the Brexit crisis.

UK Faces Anti-Brexit Protests, Cabinet Tensions Ahead of Third Deal Vote
UK-EU Brexit talks are in a stalemate as the UK Parliament refused to support May's negotiated deal with the bloc. The European Union has agreed to grant the United Kingdom a delay to the original departure date of 29 March.

Mar 25 10:58

UK’s secret war: British commandos wounded in Yemen

A number of elite British commandos have sustained injuries in direct gunfights with Yemeni forces as part of what appears to be a secretive UK military campaign in Yemen, a new report says, adding a major twist to London’s involvement in Saudi Arabia’s deadly war against its impoverished southern neighbor.

The Mail on Sunday said it can reveal that at least five members of the UK’s Special Boat Service (SBS) troops had suffered gunshot injuries in fierce clashes with members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who have been repelling the Saudi-led military invasion since March 2015.

The SBS personnel received treatment for leg and arm wounds in Yemen’s northern Sa’ada province, where the report said around 30 elite British forces had been based.

The injured soldiers had been taken back to the UK to recover, the report added.

Mar 25 08:59

Macron's Brexit anger REVEALED: 'English stopped us from building United States of Europe'

Mr Macron, the French president, was an influential agitator in last week’s seven-hour negotiation over Theresa May’s request to delay Brexit until June 30. He drove a hard bargain as he urged his EU colleagues to push Britain out of the bloc in early May, with or without a deal in place. Former politicians and experts have suggested Paris’ tough rhetoric on Brexit is the result of a six-century rivalry between France and Britain.

Mar 25 08:29

Theresa May’s ‘departure absolutely GUARANTEED’ – Brexiteer MP spells out WHEN PM will go

Theresa May was dealt a huge blow to her leadership over the weekend with a series of reports in the press over a Cabinet coup with ministers trying to oust the Prime Minister. Conservative Party MP and Brexit supporter Nigel Evans has claimed the Prime Minister’s resignation is “absolutely guaranteed” before he spelt out when Mrs May should leave her role. The Tory MP for Ribble Valley added the Prime Minister could still “save her legacy” by delivering the Brexit that Brits voted for in the historic 2016 vote.

He told Sky News: “Everybody knows now that the Prime Minister’s departure from Number 10 is absolutely guaranteed.

Mar 24 09:53

British advertising guru is calling for Google and Facebook to be broken up for 'sucking the life out of the UK'

One of Britain’s most influential advertising gurus has called for internet giants to be broken up, accusing them of ‘sucking money out’ of the economy and damaging business and society.

In a withering attack, Sir John Hegarty – the man behind the famous 1980s Levi’s laundrette advert and Audi’s ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ slogan – said companies such as Google and Facebook must be regulated more strictly because they have ‘turned into monopolies’ and are not putting enough back into the economy.

Mar 24 09:51

Revealed: No. 10 leak shows how May could delay Brexit without Parliament’s approval

Mr S has now been passed a leaked briefing note from inside Number 10 which suggests the government would be able to brush Parliament aside and delay Brexit by Prime Ministerial edict. It is a confidential briefing note, offering answers to questions. The document asks if Theresa May has the ability to extend the Brexit deadline unilaterally, or if she first has to seek parliament’s approval, noting that Speaker John Bercow has said that the agreement of the House is necessary for any extension. But the briefing concludes that since MPs voted for the government to seek an extension on 14 March, that now:

‘Making the request and agreeing it with the EU is a matter for the government.’

Under this interpretation, Theresa May could declare – contrary to what she has been saying for the last two years and what everyone (including the Speaker) understood to be the law – that she does not need to consult parliament if she wants to agree an extension with the EU.

Mar 24 09:48

Cabinet coup: Theresa May is told she must go as ministers plot to install Michael Gove in No 10 to save Brexit

Theresa May could be ousted from No 10 within days after her Cabinet plotted to replace her with Michael Gove as a caretaker Prime Minister.

A senior Downing Street source told The Mail on Sunday last night that even Mrs May’s Chief Whip, Julian Smith, had advised her to set out her departure plans, with Environment Secretary Mr Gove emerging as the ‘consensus choice’ to succeed her.

Mr Gove is being championed by Cabinet Brexiteers who are furious about what they see as an attempted ‘coup’ by Remain-backing David Lidington, Mrs May’s de facto deputy.

Mar 24 09:08

UK Coup Erupts: Theresa May Cabinet In Revolt, Plotting Her Imminent Overthrow

Theresa May may have days, if not hours, left as prime minister of the UK following a full-blown cabinet coup on Saturday night as senior ministers moved to oust the UK prime minister and replace her with her deputy, David Lidington.

According to the Sunday Times, following a "frantic series of private telephone calls", senior ministers agreed the prime minister must announce she is standing down, warning that she has become a toxic and “erratic” figure whose judgment has "gone haywire."

The plotters reportedly plan to confront May at a cabinet meeting on Sunday and demand that she announces she is quitting. If she refuses, they will threaten mass resignations or publicly demand her head. The "conspirators" were locked in talks late on Saturday to try reach a consensus deal on a new prime minister so there does not have to be a protracted leadership contest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, at the end of the day, there is no Brexit, the British people who voted for it, will be very, very angry, with a profound sense of betrayal by Parliament.

And as to what form that anger might take, I do not know. But to organizers, of any protest, make sure that those demonstrating are completely peaceful; if they are not, that will only encourage the military and police to start shooting to kill on site.

Mar 23 10:17

WITH A HARD BREXIT LOOMING, UK INVITES 10,000 FOREIGN TROOPS OVER FOR MILITARY EXERCISES

As the drama over Brexit continues to reach new heights, the U.K. government has raised eyebrows by announcing that it will host 10,000 foreign troops for a massive military exercise beginning the day after Brexit had been set to take place.

The announcement of the exercise has raised the specter of a post-Brexit “martial law” scenario, given that the Theresa May-led government has been examining the possibility of declaring martial law in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit since at least this January.

According to a government press release, the NATO-affiliated military exercise known as “Joint Warrior” will take place from March 30 until April 11 and will see the U.K. host 10,000 soldiers as well as 35 warships, five submarines, and 59 aircraft and helicopters. Thirteen countries will participate, including the United States, France and Germany, and the exercise will occur in areas spaced throughout Scotland, Wales and England.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a British citizen living in the UK right now, particularly if I had kids, I would be very, very concerned, and see what can be done to get the heck out of Dodge, before the excrement hits the ventilation system.

Mar 23 10:05

‘Monty Python’ Actor Eric Idle Begs EU to Cancel Brexit: Britain Doesn’t Want Alliance with ‘Mad F*ck Trump’

Monty Python star Eric Idle made a risible plea to the European Union to allow Britain back into the bloc, saying that the country “would much rather” be in an alliance with European countries than one with “mad fuck” Donald Trump.

On Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to Brussels to ask European leaders for an extension to the article 50 process, mainly in the hope that it would give her more time to pass her withdrawal agreement and ensure the UK leaves the bloc with formal trading arrangements in place.

Meanwhile Idle, who resides in Los Angeles, California, sought to undermine May’s negotiating strategy by begging the EU to let Britain back into the bloc, thus ignoring the 2016 referendum where a majority of voters opted to leave.

Mar 23 09:29

BREXIT: May’s Magnificent Seven

Mar 23 09:29

Furious Brexiteers cause motorway chaos across UK as they organise lorry go-slow at rush hour after leaving date is postponed and it's revealed MPs could be allowed vote on second referendum or CANCELLING exit

Furious Brexiteers caused motorway chaos across the UK as they organised a lorry go-slow at rush hour after the EU exit date was postponed.

Traffic mayhem could be seen in Devon, Cornwall, Lancashire, Stoke-on-Trent, Hull and north Wales.

Brexiteers of Brexit Direct Action are calling for similar 'go slows' across the country as they declare their fury at Theresa May's negotiations. They claim that they have hauliers prepared across the land.

The protests come as the exit date was postponed til at least April 12, as it was revealed today MPs could vote on cancelling Brexit altogether.

Mar 23 09:27

Famous Psychic Uri Geller Threatens UK PM May He'll ‘Stop Brexit Telepathically’

Uri Geller, the Israeli-British psychic, famous for his legendary spoon-bending trick with the use of only his psychic powers, wrote in an open letter addressed to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May that he is going to stop Brexit “telepathically”.

In his letter, Mr Geller urges Theresa May to stop the Brexit process as soon as possible, claiming that a lot of British people, as well as Uri himself, oppose the idea of Britain leaving the EU.

"I feel psychically and very strongly that most British people do not want Brexit. I love you very much but I will not allow you to lead Britain into Brexit. As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this — and believe me I am capable of executing it," wrote the psychic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FWIW, Uril was a professional nightclub magician before he "discovered" his psychic powers.

Mar 23 09:05

Jordan Peterson Slams Cambridge 'Not Giving Damn About Decline of Christianity'

Earlier this week, the faculty of divinity at Britain's prestigious University of Cambridge mysteriously withdrew its fellowship offer to the Canadian academic pop icon, who was scheduled to join the school for a series of lectures on the Bible later this year.

Peterson, a clinical psychologist and self-described "professor against political correctness" who came to global prominence for his opposition to the use of preferred gender pronouns on free speech grounds, and who is known for his harsh criticism of social justice warriors and radical feminism, harshly slammed Cambridge over its decision to rescind his fellowship offer in a lengthy appeal.

Mar 23 09:04

ERG SLAM BBC PRESENTER’S ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ CLAIM THEY WOULD BE IN THE FRONT NATIONAL

Tory MPs are absolutely livid after BBC presenter Jim Naughtie said on Today this morning that the ERG would be in the Front National if they were in France or the AfD in Germany:

“The ERG, Jacob Rees-Mogg’s group, in France would be in the National Front because that’s what they believe and in Germany they would be in the AfD. It’s only because of our system that the carapace of this party keeps them in…”

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has slammed Naughtie’s “outrageous” comments and called for him to withdraw his “misleading and untrue” remarks:

“It’s outrageous for a supposedly neutral BBC commentator to suggest the ERG represent an extremist view. They are in fact representing the majority view of the country – that the UK should leave the EU and its institutions. Conservative politicians who feel strongly about Brexit are decent, tolerant, and completely opposed to racism in every form. Mr Naughtie needs to withdraw his remarks. They are misleading and untrue.”

Mar 23 08:57

With a Hard Brexit Looming, UK Invites 10,000 Foreign Troops Over for Military Exercises

As the drama over Brexit continues to reach new heights, the U.K. government has raised eyebrows by announcing that it will host 10,000 foreign troops for a massive military exercise beginning the day after Brexit had been set to take place.

The announcement of the exercise has raised the specter of a post-Brexit “martial law” scenario, given that the Theresa May-led government has been examining the possibility of declaring martial law in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit since at least this January.

According to a government press release, the NATO-affiliated military exercise known as “Joint Warrior” will take place from March 30 until April 11 and will see the U.K. host 10,000 soldiers as well as 35 warships, five submarines, and 59 aircraft and helicopters. Thirteen countries will participate, including the United States, France and Germany, and the exercise will occur in areas spaced throughout Scotland, Wales and England.

Mar 23 08:41

'RIOTS, DEATH, EVACUATION': Wild No-Deal Brexit Headlines Amid UK Media Frenzy

With Brexit negotiations drawing to a close and the possibility of crashing out from the European Union without a deal dawning on the UK, the variety of eerie UK media news stories by professing doomsday has been quite remarkable.

Theresa May's government has been battling the UK Parliament and the EU chiefs across the English Channel to settle on a Brexit strategy suitable for all. The consensus among Downing Street, MPs and businesses alike has largely been against a no-deal Brexit, with the mainstream media in the UK fuelling or perpetuating fear of what would happen if Theresa May fails to bring a Brexit deal across the line.

In the recent headlines by The Times and the Mirror Online, reported that the Queen and other senior royals will be evacuated from London in the event of a no-deal, which would also see riots erupting on the streets.

Mar 23 08:39

Sturgeon, Blackford, Phillips Address Public During Rally for Second Referendum

Hundreds of thousands of people are marching in London on Saturday to demand a second Brexit referendum. The demonstrators are being joined by protesters from Scotland who specifically travelled to participate in the demonstration on Parliament Square.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is attending the London People's March during which is expected to address the public. Additionally, Scottish National Party (SNP) Westminster leader Ian Blackford will deliver a speech.

Birmingham Member of Parliament Jess Phillips is another politician who is expected to give a speech at the rally for a public vote.

Mar 22 17:59

‘Dinosaurs team up on you’: Dutch historian who savaged Davos elites pillories BBC political show

Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, whose shaming of elites at Davos for not paying their taxes made him a worldwide sensation, has now launched a stinging attack on the BBC, after appearing on This Week, the outlet’s political show.

In a series of devastating tweets, he claimed he’d been invited on to the program under false pretenses. He revealed that producers had originally invited him to talk about his book, but ended up pushing him to give his opinions on Brexit and the EU, despite his protests that those issues were outside his expertise.

Bregman lashed out at the show’s presenter Andrew Neil, guests Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson, both of whom are former UK government ministers, saying the “right-wing dinosaurs” had ganged up on him, cutting him off, making up facts and changing the subject “every ten seconds.”

Mar 22 10:25

A British Palestinian MP seeks recognition for Palestine in the home of the Balfour Declaration

Britain’s first Member of Parliament of Palestinian descent is preparing for a historic debate on Friday to have the government give official recognition to the state of Palestine in what she says is probably the “most personal and poignant” piece of legislation she has submitted since arriving in Westminster.

Rising political star Layla Moran, a Liberal Democrat, sent shock waves through the ranks of the Conservative Party when she overturned a 10,000 majority at the 2017 General Election to take Oxford West and Abingdon which was previously regarded as a safe Tory seat. Now she’s making more waves with the second reading of her Private Members Bill this week to have Palestine recognised by Britain as a state.

Mar 22 10:08

UK Denies Asylum To Christian Convert From Iran Because "Christianity Is Not Peaceful"

The UK has denied asylum to an Iranian man because he said on his application that he converted from Islam to the "peaceful" religion of Christianity, according to The Independent.

The Home Office quoted excerpts from the bible in the man's rejection letter - saying the book of Revelations is "filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence," and concluded that "These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge."

Mar 22 09:23

UK to oppose anti-Israel resolutions at UN Human Rights Council

The UK is set to oppose all resolutions brought to the UN Human Rights Council that condemn Israeli abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories.

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Jewish Chronicle that resolutions brought to the UNHRC had a "disproportionate and discriminatory" focus on Israel.

Mar 22 08:25

'FINAL STRAW' Theresa May facing intense pressure to name a date for her resignation as Tories slam her Brexit attack on Parliament

THERESA MAY was under intense pressure to name a date for her resignation as Tories panned her blistering attack on Parliament.

Amid uproar in Westminster, backbenchers Anne Marie Trevelyan and Tracey Crouch were among a “large number” who told whips she “had to go”.

Mar 22 08:17

Brexit uncertainty forces European company to stockpile toilet paper

German-owned paper company Wepa has hoarded 600 tons of toilet paper in its UK warehouses to avoid disruption of supplies in the case of a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Wepa has also opted to charter ship deliveries for importing raw materials into Britain instead of using trucks, according to the company’s managing director Mike Docker, as quoted by the BBC.

The tissue-maker reportedly owns production facilities in Bridgend, in South Wales. Wepa is said to lease extra premises of nearly 20,000 kilometers to store finished product and raw material. The firm also shipped in extra cardboard and tissue.

Mar 21 18:28

‘RUSSIAN COLLUSION!’ Nigel Farage calls out Remainer petition signed by MOSCOW residents

NIGEL Farage has called for an enquiry into a petition to revoke Article 50 which has been signed by more than one million Remainers - including Luvvies Hugh Grant and Annie Lennox - because signatures from North Korea, Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea have found their way onto the campaign.

Former UKIP leader Mr Farage retweeted a post from Guido Fawkes editor and Brexiteer Hugh Bennett, who revealed a huge amount of signatures had come from places outside of the UK, including Luxembourg. Mr Bennett also revealed a large amount of signatures had come from Russia, promoting Mr Farage to reply: “Russian collusion, we need an enquiry here.”

Mar 21 18:25

No deal Brexit NUCLEAR BUNKER set up beneath Whitehall by MOD - 3,500 troops on standby

Under Operation Redfold, troops will be on guard in a nuclear-proof bunker to help the Government with any disruption, if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal in just seven days time, Sky News reports. The move forms part of ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ which outlines the Government contingency plans, this includes up to 3,500 soldiers on standby to help transport food, fuel and other goods into and around the country.

Mar 21 18:18

‘No deal’ Brexit set for April 12, unless May unites British MPs to win extension for 40 more days

The UK will have to leave the European Union on April 12 unless British MPs agree on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. If the exit deal is passed by next week, EU leaders have agreed to grant an extension to May 22.

“If the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by the House of Commons next week, the European Council agrees to an extension until 12 April 2019 and expects the United Kingdom to indicate a way forward before this date for consideration by the European Council,” the communiqué reads. “The European Council agrees to an extension until 22 May 2019, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week.”

Mar 21 13:57

Operation Cyclone never ended: The history of the West’s support for Islamist extremists

Iain Davis argues that contrary to official narratives, the Western military-industrial-intelligence complex has been working with, arming, equipping, training and deploying Islamist extremist terrorist organisations for at least half a century.>>

Mar 21 13:27

Trump Tweet on British Opens Spring Offensive Against the Coup

March 20, 2019 - It has become entirely clear over the past 24 hours that the President and his defenders are on an all out offensive ahead of the release of the Mueller report, which many state is coming very soon. The President opened this campaign by attacking John McCain as part of the Russiagate fraud against him and went on to attack the British instigators and sustainers of the coup. On March 18, the President retweeted a tweet by William Craddick of Disobedient Media. Disobedient Media is one of the few outfits other than LaRouchePAC, and the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, with the guts to question the foundational premise of the coup, that the Russians hacked the DNC and Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta. Craddick had tweeted, "Russiagate was designed in part to help the UK counter Russian influence by baiting the United States into taking a hard line against them. Leaves us all with a more dangerous world as a consequence.

Mar 21 11:54

Hard Brexit SHOCK: EU facing ‘VERY SIGNIFICANT’ damage with Germany losing £10BN a year

A NO DEAL Brexit would “very significantly” harm the European Union, Barclays’ chairman said in a chilling warning to Brussels just hours before Theresa May issues her request to extend Article 50 for three months to the EU27.

John Thomas McFarlane OBE, Barclays’ chairman, said a no deal Brexit would cause serious damage to the EU. Speaking at a Brexit conference, he said: "In the event of a no-deal Brexit, it would hurt the EU very significantly." And in a bid to quash the worries of the financial sector in London, which has historically spoken out against leaving the bloc without an agreement securing the future relationship between Brussels and the UK, the Barclays’ boss added the EU is likely to strike a deal with London's financial services whatever form Brexit takes.

Mar 21 11:49

London bloodbath: Man shot multiple times near Dagenham school - armed police at scene

A MAN has suffered life-changing injuries after being repeatedly shot at a block of flats near a school in Dagenham.

So much for banning guns.

Mar 21 11:45

You’ve got 54 more days! Leaked document shows EU will give UK until May 22 to sort Brexit

EUROPEAN Union leaders will restrict Theresa May’s Brexit delay to just 54 days, draft conclusions from the crunch Brussels summit have revealed.

The EU27, in “draft conclusions still under consideration”, will limit the Prime Minister’s delay because of her refusal to consider European Parliament elections in Britain. Conclusions written by top European Council officials were presented to leaders in an envelope after they were addressed by Mrs May. They note reads: “The European Council commits to agreeing to an extension until May 22 2019, provided the withdrawal agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week.

“Given that the UK does not intend to hold elections to the European Parliament, no extension is possible beyond that date.”

Mar 21 09:20

UK’s Labour Antisemitism Split

Since the election in 2015 of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of Britain’s Labour Party there has been a crescendo of ‘antisemitism’ talk in the party, and talk of Jeremy Corbyn “not doing enough to combat antisemitism”. There has been constant talk in the mainstream media of a resurgence of antisemitism throughout Britain, with particular attention being focussed on the Labour Party. There were reports of members being targeted for apparently innocuous comments, such as Naz Shah, who was forced to apologise for retweeting a satirical cartoon by Norman Finkelstein about relocating Israel to the United States, and former Lord Mayor of London Ken Livingston, who, in defending her, stated, “When Hitler won his election in 1932 his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”. Ken Livingstone was suspended, and in his own defence he asked, “how can the truth be an offence?”.

Mar 21 08:24

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: Furious Merkel says this is the ONLY Brexit deal on offer

ANGELA Merkel has expressed her frustration over the Brexit delay with the German Chancellor warning Theresa May the EU will only agree an extension if her deal is passed through Parliament.

Mar 21 08:21

Brexit LIVE: May to 'BEND to her party' and back NO DEAL - PM will REJECT long delay

THERESA May will back a no deal Brexit if left to choose between a long extension and leading the UK outside of the European Union without an agreement in place, a Cabinet source said.

Mar 21 08:13

Thousands of EU Troops Arrive in UK for ‘Major Exercise’ Day After Brexit

Over 10,000 military troops from 13 different countries are set to arrive in the UK for a “major exercise” one day after Brexit is supposed to occur.

The troops will include military personnel from the UK, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the US.

Gov.uk reports: The aim of Joint Warrior is to allow the UK’s Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and their allies to conduct joint operations involving different forces and units and against a range of current and future threats.

Mar 21 08:12

Tories blast Theresa's 'toxic blame game': MPs hit back at the Prime Minister after she tries to blame them for derailing Brexit

Tory MPs last night reacted with fury to Theresa May's attempt to blame Parliament for the Brexit impasse.

They condemned the Prime Minister for saying that the public wanted MPs to get on with it but Parliament had 'done everything possible to avoid making a choice'.

Her speech was labelled 'toxic' – while one MP even suggested it could incite attacks on parliamentarians. Others added that it lacked any significant update for the public.

Mar 21 08:00

Forget 'Project Fear', This Is What A "Hard Brexit" Could Mean For The UK

When Britons voted on June 23, 2016 on whether or not to leave the EU there was no discussion of a "hard or soft Brexit". These terms were invented after Brexit passed by a surprisingly large margin and the mostly anti-Brexit Tory Party government, especially its leadership, decided that it needed to negotiate the terms of leaving. Brexit supporters regard such terms as betraying the 2016 Brexit referendum itself. These 17.4 million Britons undoubtedly believed that Brexit would mean exactly that: Britain would no longer be governed by any EU laws, regulations, etc. Nevertheless, all that the world has heard since that day in June 2016 is a debate over the terms of leaving, with any so-called terms being labeled as a "soft Brexit" and leaving without any agreement as a "hard Brexit".

Mar 21 07:46

UK politicians ignore mass public protests at their peril

It is still just about possible, with a sustained deployment of the imagination, to conceive of a set of circumstances in which Theresa May might still be able to regard her Brexit policy as a success. If, for instance, she agrees in Brussels on Thursday on the conditional short extension offered by Donald Tusk on Wednesday ; if she gets her third “meaningful vote” motion past the Speaker next week; if her MPs take Tusk’s offer seriously; if she proves better at persuading enough of them to back her deal than in the past, then – just possibly – it may all seem to have been worthwhile. Or at least it may do so for about 48 hours, until the leadership challenge begins and the policy conflicts of the next – and longer – phase of Brexit negotiations with the EU start to split her party yet again.

Mar 21 07:42

Brexit News: Germany Must EXIT THE EURO!’ Brexit Is A DISASTER But ‘Not For UK’

Holger Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz & Partner AG, said the British “should be happy to have turned their backs” on the Brussels club, while for German savers Brexit is a disaster. He also hit out at EU chiefs for “overlooking the impact of Brexit on the EU’s” strongest economies, which could enable EU member states heavily in debt to “govern undisturbed in the future”, meaning the bloc would instead become a “transfer union”.

As the EU’s strongest economy, Germany would become the “cash cow” to the Union, he warned.

Mar 21 07:41

‘Brexit Destroyer’: UK media hammer Speaker Bercow for blocking third vote

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow received a mauling in the right-wing press on Tuesday, after suggesting he would block any government attempts to table the same Brexit deal for MPs to vote on, for a third time.

A series of headlines published by a number of Brexit-supporting newspapers delivered a scathing verdict on Bercow’s intervention. They ranged from ‘The Brexit Destroyer’ in the Daily Express to ‘B*ll*cks to Bercow in the Sun and ‘Smirk that says: Brexit be damned’ in the Daily Mail, which accused him of “grandstanding.”

Mar 21 07:41

Merkel ready to fight for orderly Brexit until UK’s planned departure from EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an orderly Brexit right up until Britain’s planned departure from the European Union on March 29. Merkel said on Tuesday that she “noted with interest” a ruling by the speaker of the British parliament that UK Prime Minister Theresa May must change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote.

Mar 20 23:36

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Parliament could CANCEL EU exit next week warns William Hague

Mr Hague commented: “It looks like the choice comes down, in the next week, to do you want the deal or a no deal Brexit or to revoke Article 50, linking that to a general election or a second referendum.

“It does lead to this choice in the next week of the deal, or no deal, or no Brexit.”

Mar 20 15:22

Recipe for civil war? 17.4 million voted for Brexit & are being denied it (by G. Galloway)

I’ve known Speaker Bercow since he was a young man, wore a ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ t-shirt, and was a secretary of the Monday Club – a conservative group so conservative that they’re probably wearing ‘Hang Bercow’ t-shirts today.

By all objective standards Bercow has been a poor speaker of the Commons. What you perhaps don’t know is that is testimony to the chilling effect of laid back liberalism.

Bercow has had an easy ride because he’s biased against a government so incompetent that if it were a “Carry-On” film you wouldn’t want it to end. But it isn’t and most people want it to end as swiftly as possible.

Mar 20 14:01

UK Will Not Leave EU on March 29 - Prime Minister May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country will not leave the European Union on March 29, as originally planned, but said the departure wouldn't be delayed any further than June 30.

"Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union," May said in a Wednesday address to the nation. "It was the biggest democratic exercise in our country's history. I came to office on a promise to deliver on that verdict. In March 2017, I triggered the Article 50 process for the UK to exit the EU, and Parliament supported it overwhelmingly."

Mar 20 08:30

Pro-Palestine students denied university access during Queen's visit

Pro-Palestine students at one of the UK's top universities have said they were denied university access over security concerns during a visit by the Queen on Tuesday.

Students at King's College London said they were barred from attending classes and sitting exams because of their political activity, a claim which appears to be supported by comments made by a senior university official, who said that students were blacklisted based on CCTV footage.

Coming one day into Israeli Apartheid Week, a range of actions in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the incident raises fresh questions about the increased securitisation of universities and tolerance of dissent on campus.

Dressed in pink, the Queen had stepped out to thronging crowds on Tuesday to open a refurbished building at the university's Strand campus in central London.

Mar 20 07:39

No new Brexit negotiations, no additional guarantees, Juncker says before summit

The European Union has done a lot to accommodate the UK over Brexit and can go no further, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. He also played down hopes of a breakthrough at this week’s EU summit, Reuters said. With just nine days to go before the March 29 exit date, uncertainty surrounds Brexit with options including leaving with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, a short or longer delay, a disruptive exit or another referendum. “There will be no re-negotiations, no new negotiations, no additional guarantees in addition to those already given,” Juncker told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio.

Mar 20 07:34

Spain CHAOS: Majorca and Ibiza airports will COLLAPSE after Brexit – shock warning

AIRPORTS in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza would COLLAPSE once Britain leads the European Union, officials have claimed. Worried officials say the baggage system for non-EU residents won't be able to cope with the huge influx of Britons heading to the islands for their holidays.

Mar 20 07:33

Brexit LIVE: Theresa May’s plea for Brexit delay REJECTED by EU, PM faces two new choices

THERESA May has requested a three-month delay to Brexit after her failure to get her deal through Parliament plunged Britain’s planned departure from the European Union into chaos but it looks like Brussels has different ideas.

Mar 20 07:31

PMQs LIVE: 'I'm NOT prepared to delay ANY more!' PM in HUGE hint she could QUIT IN WEEKS

THERESA May has given her biggest hint yet she could resign as Prime Minister within weeks, raging: “I’m not prepared to delay Brexit any more!”

Mar 20 07:31

EU WARNS UK to Prepare for No-Deal Brexit as May Reportedly Seeks Delay

The talks continue after Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercow barred May's government from submitting the Brexit agreement in the Parliament once more, stating that the deal must be fundamentally changed.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has stated that Brussels was ready for a no-deal Brexit, also urging Britons to "finalise all the preparations" for the issue.

He also noted that the EU had now approved nearly all foreseen contingency measures, however, European institutions are still working on the issues of short-term visas and the EU budget for 2019.

Mar 20 07:16

MAY TRUMPED Donald Trump’s son declares democracy in the UK ‘all but dead’ due to delays to Brexit

DONALD Trump’s son has declared democracy in the UK “all but dead” due to the failure to implement Brexit on time.

In an astonishingly personal attack on Theresa May, Donald Trump Junior slammed her for promising “on more than 50 separate occasions that Britain would leave the EU on March 29”.

Mar 20 07:15

LONG DELAY? NO WAY, MAY Theresa May set to abandon plan to ask EU for nine-month Brexit delay following bruising Cabinet revolt

THERESA May was last night on the verge of abandoning her ultimatum plan for a long Brexit delay after suffering a bruising Cabinet revolt.

Allies of the PM said they expect her to now rip up her initial bid to request a nine month extension to the Brexit talks from the EU after intense pressure from her own top table yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's pointless anyway. A delay requires the unanimous consent of all EU members and Italy has already said they will not go along.

Mar 20 07:13

60% OF PEOPLE THINK THE BBC IS BIASED AGAINST BREXIT

Both Brexiteers and FBPErs both like to complain that the BBC is biased against their side, now the country as a whole has given its verdict and come down on the side of the Brexiteers. A new ComRes poll for Leave Means Leave has revealed that, excluding don’t knows, 60% of people think that “organisations like the BBC seem in favour of remaining in the EU and have not provided an impartial view of Brexit.” This rises to 75% among Leave voters…

Mar 20 07:12

Theresa May should have taken my father's advice on Brexit

Next Friday, March 29, is supposed to be the British people’s Independence Day. But because the elites control London from Brussels, the will of the people is likely to be ignored.

Nearly three years ago, the British people shocked the global power-brokers by voting to leave the European Union. Promises were made, elections were held, and debates over Great Britain’s exit plan from the EU began shortly after, with every politician promising to respect the decision of the people. Britons were told to wait, to be patient and to trust the politicians.

But, was it all a ruse?

Mar 19 15:43

Top US General Denies Plans to Leave 1,000 Troops in Syria

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford issued a statement Monday denying weekend media reports that the US plans to leave around 1,000 troops in Syria, saying the reports are “factually incorrect.”

Dunford presented the current planned “residual force” as 200, saying that this hadn’t changed since February. The US announced 200 would stay on February 21, but on February 22 officially increased that number to 400.

It’s not clear from Dunford’s statement where the “incorrect” aspect of the new report, which came out of a Wall Street Journal, exists. That report suggested that the 1,000 figure was not yet finalized, but was being discussed. Dunford’s comments didn’t include any details on what is actually being discussed, but just that nothing was finalized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the multiple troop numbers being given, are simply a way of creating confusion about how many US troops the US does have in Syria.

Mar 19 10:46

ITV GMB: 'Same guy who took us to WAR’ Piers Morgan blasts Tony Blair in Brexit debate

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN presenter Piers Morgan held up a mirror to former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair during today’s edition of the ITV breakfast programme, demanding to know how he could keep insisting the British public needs a second referendum over Brexit when he was the “same guy who ignored the will of the people” and “took us into war with Iraq” in an awkward debate moment.

Mar 19 10:06

Watch the film Labour MPs didn’t want you to see

The official online debut of the new film WitchHunt has arrived, and you can watch the entire thing in the video above.

The film has faced severe censorship, including a bomb threat which successfully canceled one preview.

It tells a story about Israel’s alliance with the global far-right that Israel’s supporters would rather you not hear.

Acclaimed British directors Mike Leigh and Peter Kosminsky have praised WitchHunt.

Leigh said it “exposes with chilling accuracy the terrifying threat that now confronts democracy.”

Mar 18 11:36

Yemen: 4 Years of British Enabled Tragedy

The evidence of just how destructive the UK-backed Saudi war on Yemen has been continues to flood in. Last week, two separate reports outlined the scale of brutality unleashed on the Yemeni people. A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report concluded that nearly one-hundred civilians were killed or injured in Yemen every week in 2018 whilst the preface of the Days of Judgement report from US-based University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) and Yemeni monitoring group Mwatana spells out just how dire the situation is:

"In a country that was already among the poorest and most fragile in the region, 14 million people are now threatened by famine and even more depend on humanitarian assistance. While precise figures are lacking, an estimated 50,000 people have been killed as a direct effect of the war and 85,000 children may have died of hunger and preventable diseases."

Mar 18 10:56

British RAF servicing Saudi jets bombing civilians in Yemen - UK armed forces minister

Britain is providing “engineering support” for UK-supplied aircraft operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force, responsible for killing innocent people in Yemen, a British government minister has revealed.

Mar 18 10:28

UK's upcoming 'porn ban' sparks privacy concerns over potential data leaks that could reveal intimate details of YOUR sexual fantasies

The UK's upcoming porn ban might provide hackers with the perfect opportunity to blackmail people, privacy advocates have warned.

They have raised concerns about the age verification procedure and said it provides ample ammunition for criminals.

A potential data leak could reveal names, emails and even ID documents such as drivers licences and passports used for age verification.

Mar 18 09:03

Italy to BLOCK Brexit delay: Salvini plans eurosceptic favour to Farage, warns Merkel ally

Mr Brok, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, insisted there were “very different views” across the EU over Theresa May's request to extend the bloc’s Article 50 exit clause. Any Brexit delay will require a unanimous decision by all leaders at the European Council summit on Thursday afternoon. Mr Brok has begged for a short delay until May 23 to avoid new British MEPs having to be elected to the European Parliament.

Mar 18 08:44

May's third Brexit deal vote offers two options: Stay in EU or be ruled by EU

Mar 18 08:44

Cheers and howls after CNN host says Brexit is transforming Britain into a ‘banana republic’

Britain is showing signs of a failed state amid growing anxiety about its plans to leave the European Union, CNN host Fareed Zakaria has warned. His grim diagnosis was met with both approval and eye-rolling on social media.
Speaking on his CNN political show ‘GPS,’ Zakaria argued that thanks to Brexit, the UK was marching towards disaster.

“Britain, famous for its prudence, propriety and punctuality, is suddenly looking like a banana republic as it makes reckless decisions, misrepresents reality and now wants to change its own self-imposed deadline,” Zakaria said in a segment that aired on Sunday. Dismissing the pro-Brexit claim that the EU has become a “statist juggernaut,” the CNN host quipped: “Britain’s Conservatives have gone nuts.”

Mar 18 08:12

The Queen 'vetoed plans for Harry and Meghan's household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's hopes of being 'entirely independent' of Buckingham Palace were cut short by the Queen and the Prince of Wales, an insider has claimed.

Harry and Meghan, who last week unveiled plans to create their own household when they swap Kensington Palace for Frogmore House, were reportedly held back by the senior royals who feared the couple would 'just go off and do their own thing'.

A source told the Sunday Times: 'They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told "no".

Mar 18 08:09

Watch out, Putin! Huge American B-52s that can carry nuclear weapons land at RAF base as part of largest US bomber deployment to the UK since Iraq war

This is the incredible moment enormous American B-52 bombers land at a RAF base in the largest US bomber deployment to the UK since the Iraq war.

Amazing photos and video footage have captured the impressive US planes landing at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire, their new temporary base.

Their arrival on Thursday and Friday came ahead of a NATO exercise in Georgia, which will be a show of force against Vladimir Putin's neighbouring Russia - though it is unclear if the B-52s will be involved.

Mar 17 14:09

The shame of it! UK’s failure to back UN investigation into Israel’s shoot-to-kill-or-cripple policy in Gaza

Open letter by Stuart Littlewood to his member of parliament in which he notes the UK’s failure to back a UN investigation into Israel's shoot-to-kill-or-cripple policy against Gaza's civilians and asks whether it will also fail to adopt its findings.>>

Mar 17 09:53

US Sends Six Nuclear Bombers To Europe

Two US strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress have, earlier today, arrived at Fairford Air Force Base in the UK. Aircraft DRYER91 and DRYER92 took off from Barksdale air base in Louisiana and landed in the morning at a British airfield, according to the data from the following source:

In addition, three more American B-52 bomber with the callsign STRAY81, STRAY82, STRAY83 and one B-52H with the call sign CLIP91 were transferred to the UK in the last two days. Thus, according to the information of the source, the USA transferred six nuclear bombers to Fairford. This should raise some concerns.

Mar 17 09:51

Crime Wave UK: 21,500 Knife and Weapons Crimes in 2018, Fifth of Offenders Under 18

Knife and other weapons offences in Britain are at their highest level since 2009, according to new statistics, with over a fifth of culprits being under 18.

Ministry of Justice figures show that some 21,484 knife and offensive weapon offences were recorded for 2018, the highest figure since 2009 — when the country was still in the wake of the financial crisis and unemployment was significantly higher.

Fully 4,430 of these offences, or 21 percent of the total figure, involved a criminal aged 10 to 17, highlighting the increasing propensity for violence as social cohesion breaks down in the British capital of London and other major urban centres.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Social cohesion is under attack from all this open borders nonsense.

Mar 17 09:50

Hungry, unwashed children fill our schools – how has it come to this?

According to a survey from the headteachers’ union, the Association of School and College Leaders, schools have become “an unofficial fourth emergency service” for the families worst affected by austerity across England and Wales.

A majority of the 400 school leaders surveyed said schools were increasingly forced to help pupils, despite less help from councils, and have had to cut budgets. Schools are helping with food parcels, equipment, shoes and hygiene – nine out of 10 give out clothes, while nearly half do laundry for them. Some are running impromptu food banks or sourcing beds.

Mar 17 09:09

May And Merkel Fiddle While Their Unions Burn

When it was reported by John Petley of the Bruges Group that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had, in effect, written the Brexit withdrawal agreement Theresa May has now twice had turned down by her parliament it should have come as no shock to anyone closely following the Brexit drama.

Uncorroborated? Sure. Most likely true. Of course.

The European Union doesn’t want Brexit to happen. And if it were to happen it would only be acceptable to them if it looks like the deal Mrs. May put before the House of Commons twice only to be rebuked by historic margins.

This was not a version of Brexit anyone had in mind. Not the softest-minded Labour voter and especially not the sovereignty-minded Leave voter of the Nigel Farage persuasion.

Mar 16 09:51

U.S. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BOMBERS HEAD TO EUROPE

The U.S. has sent nuclear-capable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the United Kingdom for strategic missions in Europe.

A "Bomber Task Force" arrived at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford on Thursday from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa (USAFE) said in a press release.

"The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. European Command theater to improve bomber interoperability. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges," the statement read.

According to Gloucestershire Live, two B-52s arrived at RAF Fairford on Thursday with more expected Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question I would have on this deployment, is why now?!?

Mar 16 09:19

UK school suspends homosexual lessons indefinitely in face of protests

A school in Britain's second largest city of Birmingham has decided to indefinitely suspend lessons on normalizing gay marriage in the face of continued protests by Muslim parents who believe the program is harmful for their children.

Parkfield community school in Birmingham’s Saltley said on Thursday that the so-called No Outsiders lessons, which parents say had been aimed at promoting gay and transgender lifestyles, would be suspended until a resolution is reached on the controversial issue.

“Until a resolution has been reached, No Outsiders lessons will not be taught at Parkfield and we hope that children will not be removed from school to take part in protests,” the school said in a statement.

Mar 15 09:53

UK Conservative MP Calls For All Knives to be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers

Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems.

In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a “national database” of people who own knives, “like we do with guns”.

Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property “had better have a bloody good explanation”, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be “obvious exceptions” for activities such as fishing.

Mar 15 08:17

Brexit on life support

The Brexit saga continues. The deeply divided British House of Commons can only seem to agree on one thing: It doesn’t want the UK to leave the EU without a deal. The problem is – there isn’t a parliamentary majority on what to do next. Maybe this was Theresa May’s plan all along – Brexit death through inertia.

Mar 15 08:15

'Under no circumstances an extension in the dark!' European leaders warn Theresa May they'll say no to Brexit delay without clear explanation of what UK wants

EU leaders have renewed their warnings that Brussels will not agree a Brexit delay unless the UK can suggest a way out of the current deadlock.

The House of Commons voted last night to seek an extension to Article 50, which Theresa May says could be a short delay until June if Parliament approves her deal - or a much longer one if it is rejected again.

Brussels has said it will listen to a request for more time if Britain provides a good reason, but Guy Verhofstadt said last night it was up to the UK to take a 'cross-party' approach to find a breakthrough.

Mar 15 08:12

SECOND REFERENDUM CRUSHED IN ‘MAJOR DEFEAT’

Sarah Wollaston’s amendment calling for a long extension to provide time for a second referendum has been crushed this evening by 334 votes to just 85. Only 326 votes are required for a majority. Even in the unlikely event that all the abstaining MPs voted in favour of the amendment it would still have lost…

Mar 15 08:11

THE 412 MPS WHO VOTED TO DELAY BREXIT

412 MPs voted in favour of Theresa May’s motion calling for an extension of Article 50 at least until 30 June, in direct defiance of hundreds of explicit on-the-record promises from the Prime Minister herself. A shameful day for politics.

There were still 202 MPs who voted against an extension, including well over half of Tory MPs. 190 Tories including Cabinet ministers Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Penny Mordaunt, Gavin Williamson, Andrea Leadsom, Alun Cairns and Liz Truss as well as numerous ministers all rejected May’s motion. Incredibly, Steve Barclay who closed the debate for the Government in favour of the motion then went and voted against it, while May’s Chief Whip Julian Smith abstained…

Mar 15 08:08

'Should've listened to me': Trump says Brexit debacle could’ve been avoided if May heeded his advice

US President and dealmaker Donald Trump disparaged UK PM Theresa May's negotiating skills, saying that Britain could have been spared the hot mess that is the Brexit process, if only she had listened to him.

May might have breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when British MPs voted in favor of the government motion to ask the EU to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit until June 30, after two days of heavy defeats in Parliament. However, that does not mean her woes are over, as no consensus has been reached over the Brexit deal, with MPs refusing to ratify what May had negotiated with the EU, and the EU ruling out revising the deal, which in its latest form includes binding assurances on the so-called Irish 'backstop'.

Mar 14 23:26

‘Sheer ARROGANCE of the losers’ BBC QT audience ERUPTS after attack on People’s Vote

THE BBC Question Time audience widely applauded last night after one man launched a brutal attack on Remainers calling for a second referendum.

The Ealing audience member got into a heated debate with another man who called for a second vote before lambasting any thought of a People’s Vote. Within his impassioned speech, the man insisted another referendum would be damaging to democracy. The audience member said: “It is nothing but the sheer arrogance of the people that have lost, and people that want to subvert democracy.

“Get on with what the people voted for.

“People voted for a reason and it will be the end of democracy in this country if we can’t honour what Parliament said they would do.”

Mar 14 11:59

Brexit vote: UK parliament rejects 'no-deal' option

With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal.

After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on Wednesday put forward a motion to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit on March 29, the current deadline.

MPs then backed an amendment to that motion, which rules out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances. The motion as amended was passed by 321 votes to 278.

Wednesday's vote is not legally binding, however, and does not rule out a no-deal Brexit altogether.

Mar 14 11:59

Britain's political system is at the breaking point

As the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, called MPs to "Order! Order!" before the result of yesterday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit Deal was announced, one could be forgiven for thinking it was just an ordinary day in the British parliament. The MPs were acting traditionally rowdy as they grouped onto the long green benches lined up opposite each other, the Conservatives to one side and Labour to the other. The tension in the air felt superficial, a consequence of Britain's time-honoured game of political theatrics, as it has often been for decades.

Yet, there was nothing ordinary about what followed next.

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