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Aug 08 10:39

Two women in Islamic garments caught shoplifting goods in London

Two women have reportedly been arrested for trying to shoplift close to 20 items from an Asda grocery store in London while using traditional Muslim garments to conceal the goods.

The incident is reported to have occurred in east London at the Dagenham supermarket, the Sun reports.

Aug 08 10:38

Britain exports more than 50 tonnes of shark fins in two years

More than 50 tonnes of shark fins worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been exported from Britain over the past two years, a Greenpeace UK investigation has revealed.

Campaigners are calling on the government to ban these exports which are fuelling the global demand for shark fin soup.

The majority of sharks in European and UK waters are being caught by Spanish vessels, according to the report by the organisation’s investigative journalism unit.

Aug 08 10:33

Investigation Exposes Record 'Golden Goodbye' Payouts to Departed Ministers Under Theresa May

In total, 18 ministers who were eligible for severance pay quit or were sacked over the government's approach to Brexit, while four members of the House of Lords who served as ministers resigned.

British taxpayers paid out almost £850,000 in ‘golden goodbyes’ to government ministers who quit their jobs, were fired or lost their seats in the 2017 general election, along with their advisers, a POLITICO analysis has found.

Aug 06 10:07

The Royal Navy has been decimated, but Iran's insolence shows why Britain must still rule the waves

Our best-known patriotic song is based on the idea that “Britannia rules the waves”. Not the world; the waves. Until quite recently, it was axiomatic that Britain’s greatness was sea-borne. The Army mattered greatly, but only sometimes. The Royal Navy mattered all the time.

Since the 1990s, attitudes have changed, and now we are paying for it. Then, we had 45 destroyers and frigates; today we have 19. As seven former First Sea Lords pointed out in a letter in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph, Iran has been able to capture and detain the British-flagged Stena Impero because there simply wasn’t a British frigate available to prevent it.

Aug 06 10:04

UK Foreign Secretary Raab Vows to ‘Build a Stronger Alliance’ Against Russia, Iran After Brexit

Earlier, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who entered office last month after Cabinet reshuffle initiated by incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson, confirmed that the UK will be ready to leave the EU with or without a deal on 31 October.

The UK’s new Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced London’s plans to “fire up economic relationships with non-European partners” and create a new alliance to confront Iran and Russia after his country’s withdrawal from the EU.

“That means working with them now to ensure a smooth transition of our trading arrangements after Brexit and means quickly moving to wide-ranging trade deals that boost business, lower prices for consumers and respect our high standards,” Raab told a London news conference on Monday ahead of his working visit to North America.

Aug 05 10:25

London council cancels pro-Palestine event over anti-Semitism claims

London Borough of Tower Hamlets refused to host the closing rally of the annual bike ride raising money for Palestinian children in the besieged Gaza over claims it would breach the IHRA’s anti-Semitism criteria, the Guardian reported on Saturday.

The council told the Big Ride for Palestine, which was established on the first anniversary of Israel’s 2014 offensive on Gaza and which has raised nearly £150,000 for sports equipment for children in the enclave, that the event could not go ahead in the borough “without problems”.

However, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign won a Freedom of Information battle in an effort to discover the reasons behind the council’s refusal to host the event. Internal emails revealed that council staff agreed not to make public “anti-Semitism concerns”.

Aug 05 09:37

Ireland needs to prepare for a border poll & plan for reunification; the alternative could be chaos

With Boris Johnson laser-focused on delivering a crash-out, no-deal Brexit in October, Ireland needs to stop the foot-dragging and wishful thinking and begin preparing for a border poll and potential reunification.

Aug 05 09:33

Warning signs in multicultural, liberal London tell people not to poop in the streets

The decline of Western civilization continues. The once proud, historical City of London has become a mayhem of crime, terrorism, acid attacks, stabbings, pedophile gangs – and now also poo in the streets.

No, it’s not fake news, there are now signs in Westminster that are warning people not to poop in the streets.

“This area is being monitored for street fouling”, the signs say and warn that a violation of the regulation may lead to arrest.

People are also informed that “Mobile CCTV vans operate in this area”.

Aug 04 17:42

Families of victims hit out after Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi's brother Hashem gets legal aid for court fight

Victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack have condemned the decision to grant the bomber's brother legal aid as 'an insult'.

It comes as survivors and relatives of the 22 people killed struggle for help with legal representation at an inquest next year.

They are being made to complete intrusive questionnaires asking for details of all their assets worth over £500.

But yesterday it emerged that Hashem Abedi, 22, whose brother Salman blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017, will be represented by taxpayer-funded lawyers.

He was extradited to the UK from Libya last month and faces charges of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.

Robby Potter, who survived being blasted through the heart with shrapnel, said: 'It's yet another kick to the victims when they're down. Why should he get legal aid?'

Aug 04 17:38

Border Force intercepts three boats carrying nearly 40 migrants off Kent and Sussex coasts bringing 2019 total to 793 people caught

Two groups landed on the Kent coast while another - including young children - were found by police on the Sussex coast on Saturday.

So far this year, 793 suspected migrants have been caught by British officials.

Aug 03 10:50

Trump Administration Warns UK of Dumping Free Trade Deal, Urges Tax Cut for US Firms - Reports

Washington has warned London that the UK would not get a free trade deal unless a new tax affecting US tech giants is dropped, The Telegraph reported Friday.

In particular, the Trump administration has demanded that the digital services tax, affecting Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter, is ditched before it becomes law in this fall, according to the Telegraph.

The warning was communicated to the UK Government “at multiple levels” and has emerged as one of the most significant hurdles to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of a speedy agreement, the UK-based media outlet said.

Aug 03 10:47

Galloway blasts Lord Sugar for ‘sacrilegious mockery of Christian martyrs’, asks Pope to intervene

Pope Francis must speak out against British businessman and politician Lord Sugar after he indulged in “sacrilegious mockery of religious relics” to make a cheap political point aimed at Jeremy Corbyn, George Galloway claims.
Lord Sugar, while visiting the Ossuary Chapel of the Cathedral of Otranto in Italy had tweeted a picture showing skulls of Christian martyrs with the quip: “Looks like @jeremycorbyn shadow cabinet.” The tweet prompted outrage from Scottish firebrand Galloway, who tweeted the Pope, saying: “Please Father intervene.”

Aug 02 12:02

Blood money marks Britain as world’s second-largest arms exporter

Blood money filtering in from select Middle East Arab states has helped the United Kingdom reclaim its place as the world's second-largest arms exporter.

The latest figures from the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) revealed record defence orders worth 14 billion pounds ($17bn) in 2018, up from nine billion pounds ($11bn) in 2017 and the highest since 1983, with nearly 80% of the money filtering in from select Middle East Arab states embroiled in illegal wars against Yemen and Syria.

The data ranks the UK as the largest arms exporter in the world, after the US, with Russia and France coming in at third and fourth place, respectively.

‘Campaign Against Arms Trade’, CAAT, a UK-based organisation working to end the international arms trade, said the figures “exposed the rank hypocrisy at the heart of UK foreign policy. The government claims to stand for human rights and democracy, but it is arming and supporting repressive regimes and dictatorships around the world.”

Aug 02 12:00

The ‘Special Relationship’ Is Collapsing… And That’s A Good Thing

British Ambassador Kim Darroch’s return to London from his failed mission in America is being hailed by many naïve commentators as yet another proof that President Trump is a crazed ego-maniac who cannot take criticism from a seasoned professional diplomat.

Aug 02 11:58

"The Buck Stops Here": Johnson Positions 'Brexiteers' to Take The Fall For A No-Deal Exit

When devising a plan from the ground up, timing is perhaps the most important component of the process. For instance, building a one hundred story structure does not begin with a spade in the ground. There are blue prints to draw up, consultations to undertake, funding to put in place, planning permission to acquire, before the objective can start to become a reality.

Aug 02 11:40

President of UK Student Union wants “Islamic takeover” and to “oppress white people”

The president of the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom says that she wants to “oppress white people” and have an “Islamic takeover”.

In 2012, under the hashtag #IfIWasPresident, Zamzam Ibrahim, a 24-year-old, first-generation Somali immigrant from Greater Manchester, tweeted “I’d oppress white people just to give them a taste of what they put us through!”

And if that wasn’t enough, when responding to questions online about what books people should read, Ibrahim said: “The Quraan. We would have an Islamic takeover!” She has also called the UK government’s counter-extremism strategy “racist” and “disastrous”.

Aug 01 13:15

Britain tells Iran: there will be no tanker swap

Britain on Thursday ruled out exchanging an Iranian tanker detained by Gibraltar for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf.

“We are not going to barter: if people or nations have detained UK-flagged illegally then the rule of law and rule of international law must be upheld,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said while on a trip to Bangkok.

“We are not going to barter a ship that was detained legally with a ship that was detained illegally: that’s not the way that Iran will come in from the cold,” he said. “So I am afraid some kind of barter or haggle or linkage is not on the table.”

Aug 01 13:04

Veteran justice campaigner Pete Gregson set to be expelled from the UK’s Labour Party for opposing Zionist racism

Peter Gregson, chair of LAZIR – Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism – and veteran campaigner for justice for the Palestinian people, has been given the red card by the party’s Disputes Team, which is riddled with Zionist racists – members of the so-called “Jewish Labour Movement”, a pro-Israeli apartheid body embedded within the Labour Party.>>

Jul 31 13:04

UK Fighters Scramble to Intercept Russian Military Air Transport Near Estonia

UK fighter jets based in Estonia were scrambled over the weekend to intercept a Russian IL-76 military transport plane flying close to the Baltic nation’s airspace, the UK Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We continued to escort the transport aircraft as it transited in a north direction, away from Estonian airspace”, a Typhoon pilot from the squadron involved was quoted as saying in the statement.

The ministry said this was a routine mission for Typhoon fighters from the Amari Air Base, meant to provide “reassurance that the UK is here to work in partnership with Estonia.”

Jul 31 12:04

Brexit bombshell: Boris Johnson hints UK may extend EU exit transition for two more years

BORIS JOHNSON has claimed the UK may remain in the customs union and single market until 2021 as the Prime Minister discussed what his revised withdrawal agreement might look like.

Jul 31 11:19

BBC received over 1,500 complaints of bias against Jeremy Corbyn after Panorama episode

The BBC received over 1,500 complaints of bias against Jeremy Corbyn over its Panorama episode on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party that was slammed for being unfair and dishonest.

The ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic?’ episode aired on July 10, sparking a backlash from Labour and members of the media over its bias against party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Jul 31 03:13

Remembering Dresden: 70 Years After the Firebombing

In the last months of World War II, Allied bombers from the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force conducted several major bombing raids on the eastern German city of Dresden. Beginning on the night of February 13, 1945, more than 1,200 heavy bombers dropped nearly 4,000 tons of high-explosive and incendiary bombs on the city in four successive raids. An estimated 25,000 people were killed in the bombings and the firestorm that raged afterward. More than 75,000 dwellings were destroyed, along with unique monuments of Baroque architecture in the historic city center. With photographs.
Note: God bless America, God bless our brave troops, same today and the churches stay silent!

Jul 30 09:01

US Formally Asks Germany, France, UK to Take Part in Strait of Hormuz Mission to Counter Iran

Earlier, both German and British officials said they did not support the US's "maximum pressure" strategy against Tehran, instead welcoming an operation proposed by London for a European-led security effort to "protect" commercial vessels operating in the Persian Gulf and near the Strait of Hormuz.

The United States has officially requested Germany, France and the UK to join its military mission in the Gulf to 'combat Iranian aggression,' the US Embassy in Berlin has indicated.

"We have formally asked Germany to help with securing the Strait of Hormuz and fighting Iranian aggression, along with France and the UK," a spokeswoman from the Embassy told the German Press Agency on Tuesday.

Jul 30 09:00

US Diplomat Exposed to Anti-Trump Rant at Heathrow, Warns ‘It’s Detrimental’ to UK

Katie Kane, a key staff member of the US Embassy in London, was confronted by a Heathrow Airport employee who went on a tirade against US President Donald Trump, the Daily Mail cited an unnamed source as saying on Tuesday.

The source claimed that the incident had occurred after Kane had arrived at Heathrow ‘on an overnight flight’ and that the situation escalated after a member of Heathrow's staff started to inspect her diplomatic passport.

“Obviously, Katie has a diplomatic passport which says that she works for the US government. As soon as the guy saw that, that was it. He went on a rant about [President Donald] Trump and the US,” the source said.

Jul 30 08:58

Brexit €100m beef fund for farmers announced

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced an emergency Brexit aid package for Irish beef farmers worth €100 million.

The support package will be made up of funds from the European Union and the Exchequer.

The support scheme will open from the third week of August, and will mean beef farmers can claim aid of €100 per adult cattle slaughtered, for up to 100 cattle per herd, between last September and May 2019.

Farmers can also claim €40 per suckler cow that calved over the course of last year, for up to 40 sucklers per herd.

Jul 29 15:32

UK “Labour Party a political home for Zionists”

Stuart Littlewood highlights the fact the UK Labour Party now officially declares itself a political home for Zionism – a racist, supremacist, ideology – thereby betraying its core values and the Palestinians still struggling for freedom, independence and a share of the modern world's prosperity. >>

Jul 29 12:18

The Queen's ex-private secretary Lord Geidt is being eyed as Britain's next US ambassador in battle with Civil Service chief Sir Mark Sedwill after resignation of Sir Kim Darroch

A former private secretary to the Queen who has been knighted four times and elevated to the peerage may be on track to add a still-loftier title to his name by becoming His Excellency, the British Ambassador to the United State.

Christopher Geidt, 57, is on a shortlist of three to replace Sir Kim Darroch in Washington, according to senior Whitehall sources quotes in the Sunday Times.

Lord Geidt served a Her Majesty's right hand man for seven years but was ejected from the post two years ago amid claims of a royal power struggle between Buckingham Palace and Clarence House over the succession.

Jul 29 11:17

Iran Tensions Just Went Through The Roof As British Make Final Push Over Captured Ship, Crew Featured

Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to “come out of the dark” it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf.

Jul 29 08:22

Muslim parents withdraw flu ‘super-spreader’ kids from ‘non-halal’ vaccine program

Muslim parents across England are refusing to allow their children to take part in a flu vaccine program after Islamic scholars deemed it “unacceptable in Islam,” leading to fears elderly people could suffer as a consequence.

NHS England is offering every primary school child in the country a nasal spray vaccine called Fluenz, to protect individuals of all ages against the virus. However, Muslim parents are withdrawing their children from the program because it contains gelatine derived from pigs – considered unclean by Islamic imams.

Jul 28 22:22

Iran military strength REVEALED as tensions with the UK soar - shock chart

Global Fire Power (GFP) reviewed both Tehran and London’s military strength this year and ranked them eighth and 14th respectively out of the 137 nations analysed so far.

The website assesses the military strength of countries using a thorough in-house generated formula, called PowerIndex score (PwrIndx).

A comparison of the UK and Iran’s military strength shows Britain falling behind when it comes to manpower, land and naval strength and petroleum resources.

Jul 28 19:45

Rouhani hopes BoJo’s ‘familiarity’ with Iran will help alleviate tensions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming the new British prime minister and expressed hope for improving relations amid an ongoing spike in tensions between London and Tehran.

The president hailed Johnson’s “familiarity with relations between Iran and the United Kingdom,” apparently referring to his tenure as foreign secretary. Rouhani also said in a statement released by the presidential office that he hopes this knowledge would help the new prime minister to “greatly contribute to removing the existing obstacles on the path of development of relations between the two countries” and “further deepen bilateral and multilateral relations.”

Jul 28 14:26

Open letter to British MPs on their witch-hunts of pro-Palestinian figures

Fernando Guevara explains why British MPs must stop giving ground to Zionism instead of defending their constituencies and the conscientious objectors who are now subject to witch-hunts for carrying out their duties in the face of Zionist demands. >>

Jul 27 09:46

Brexit deal between UK and Australia ’within weeks’! Boris brings ‘new opportunity’

AUSTRALIA wants a new post-Brexit trade deal with the UK as soon as possible, “maybe even weeks”, the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.

Jul 27 09:43

Ministry of Defence wastes £113million of taxpayers’ cash on military spending blunders

THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE has blown £113million on military spending blunders including £15million on a simulator for an RAF Tornado yet which is no longer being used, a new damming report has revealed.

On top of the £15million, a further £4million was spent on unused travel bookings, according to a report on military spending errors. In total, the report shows that defence chiefs have wasted £113million on schemes despite fears that the UK is short of troops and fighting equipment. The cash waste has been revealed in the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) annual reports and accounts and comes at a time that the department is appealing for billions more in funding.

Jul 26 16:44

'Calm down, it's called the weather': Green activists mocked online for their hysterical response to a BBC tweet heralding the hottest day of the year

Environmental group WWF tweeted: 'This is a #ClimateEmergency - not something that should be celebrated. #Hottestdayoftheyear.'

One social media responded saying 'It's called summer', while another told the organisation to 'have a day off'.

The Green Party added: 'Hey @BBC Some records we really don't want to break. #hottestdayoftheyear #ClimateEmergency.'

Responses to the Green Party's tweet included 'oh calm down Mary' and 'It's called weather'.

Jul 26 16:42

Iran crisis: Boris Johnson’s father offers PM tanker solution ‘Easy peasy!’

STANLEY Johnson, father of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has claimed his son will solve the crisis over Iran’s seizure of UK-flagged oil tanker the Stena Impero “easy peasy” - by swapping it with an Iranian vessel boarded by Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar earlier this month.

Jul 25 12:16

Young people in UK abandon TV news 'almost entirely'

Young people in Britain have almost entirely abandoned television news broadcasts, according to Ofcom, while half of the country now gets its news from social media.

While the average person aged 65 and over watches 33 minutes of TV news a day, this falls to just two minutes among people aged 16-24, according the media regulator’s annual news consumption report.

Jul 25 07:32

Prime Minister Johnson Purges Hardline Remainers from Cabinet, Prepares to Deliver Brexit in 99 Days’ Time

Boris Johnson has cleared out the Cabinet of hardline remainers and his critics, rewarding allies and appointing a number of Brexiteers to his government.

Prime Minister Johnson has recruited Brexiteers to top roles in his government, signalling that with 99 days to go, he is committed to taking the UK out of the EU on October 31st.

The wholesale clear-out of 18 ministers occurred throughout the day, with fervent Remainers and Jeremy Hunt-supporters being fired or resigning. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg remarked that “This is officially the biggest clear out of Cabinet without a change of party in power — more than half of them gone — [this is] not a reshuffle it’s a new government.”

Jul 25 07:14

Priti Patel, who asked for UK aid for Israel army, now home secretary

The UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Priti Patel as Home Secretary despite the fact that she was forced to resign two years ago after holding secret, unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers.

The former international development secretary made several unofficial meetings including with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was accused of conducting her own foreign policy in the Middle East.

The meetings included a visit to an Israeli army field hospital in the occupied Golan Heights; Patel asked officials within her department to look into whether British aid money could be funneled into the medical centre.

In her resignation letter Patel herself admitted she “fell below the high standards that are expected of a Secretary of State.”

Her appointment has drawn outrage across the board due to her record on key human rights issues.

Jul 25 07:12

UK to Lebanon: Ban Hezbollah in exchange for aid

UK ordered Lebanese development bodies to ban both the political and military wings of Hezbollah in order to continue receiving economic aid, Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported yesterday.

In a document dated February, the UK Ministry of International Development said: “The British government is dedicated to expand its ban on Hezbollah to include its political and military wing; therefore, anybody who is to benefit or cooperate with us must ban political and military wing and members of Hezbollah.”

The letter, which noted that Hezbollah’s sovereignty has widely increased in the Arab region, stated that dealing with Hezbollah or joining it is a punishable crime in the UK.

Jul 24 19:37

Britain confirms it is developing DRONE SWARMS, joining arms race with Russia, US and India

Britain’s Royal Air Force has revealed that it is joining Russia, the US and India in the race to develop drone swarm technology which will be deployed alongside its F-35 and Typhoon squadrons.

The Ministry of Defence is hoping to provide pilots with increased protection and survivability while also feeding them additional combat operations intelligence through the use of the Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA) concept drone as part of Project ‘Mosquito.’

Contracts were awarded to three teams led by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd, Boeing Defence UK Ltd, and Callen-Lenz, who will each design, develop and prototype the drone swarm technology, which could see live testing as early as 2022.

Jul 24 12:00

Piers Morgan mocks ‘liberal snowflakes screaming with horror’ at Boris Johnson’s election

The Good Morning Britain host took to Twitter to share his delight at complaints about Mr Johnson scooping 66 percent of backing from Tory members in the leadership race. He was today crowned leader of the Conservatives and will be Britain’s next Prime Minister today after a meeting with the Queen. Mr Morgan said: “The more the usual insufferably self-righteous, PC-crazed, virtue-signalling liberal snowflake suspects scream with horror about Boris, the more I’m warming to the idea of him as Prime Minister.

Jul 24 11:14

How John Bolton Bamboozled the Brits Into Conflict With Iran

Simon Tisdall at The Guardian explains the difference between Socialist Spain and the disorganized Conservatives in control of UK on foreign policy.

US national security adviser John Bolton tried to hoodwink both of them about the Grace I, a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker carrying Iranian petroleum through the Straits of Gibraltar. Spain monitored the tanker but declined to intervene because it remained in international waters. The EU position has been that unless ships headed for Syria came within 12 nautical miles of the European coast, they were helpless to take action because you can’t interfere with shipping through international waters.

Britain, in contrast, used its naval position in Gibraltar to seize the tanker in international waters on the grounds that it was headed to Syria, against which the European Union had declared an oil embargo.

Jul 24 11:02

Just 15 Things Boris Johnson's New Key Aide Dominic Cummings Has Said About Tory MPs

In one of his first major Downing Street appointments, Boris Johnson has handed a key adviser role to controversial Vote Leave campaign chief Dominic Cummings.

He was brought onto the Johnson team last night and will play an integral part in the running of Johnson's Number 10.

Cummings is a Marmite figure: He has almost mythical status among former Vote Leave colleagues as one of the main reasons Brexit happened, but his critics see him as a divisive character, who was responsible for a dishonest campaign and found in contempt of Parliament for refusing to give evidence to a select committee.

You may know him best for being played by Benedict Cumberbatch in a Channel 4 drama about Brexit.

Jul 24 11:00

Blair tells Europe new PM Boris Johnson’s ‘populism’ is worse ‘than Trump or Salvini’

TONY BLAIR took aim at new Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the second time in a week, saying the new leader’s “threats” to leave the EU through a no deal were not to be trusted – and branded him more “dangerous” than Trump or Salvini.

Jul 24 10:49

Pro-China Boris? Britain’s new PM ‘enthusiastic’ about Beijing’s new Silk Road

The next prime minister of the UK has turned out to be supportive of Beijing’s massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Boris Johnson says Britain is open to Chinese investment.

Shortly before he was chosen to be the next occupant of 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson spoke to Hong Kong-based Chinese-language broadcaster Phoenix TV. In the interview he said that he is very interested in what Chinese President Xi Jinping is doing as well as Beijing’s multibillion-dollar project.

Jul 24 10:37

SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Boris Johnson will meet Donald Trump THREE times in 100 days before Brexit as President says BoJo will ‘get it done’

BORIS Johnson is set to meet Donald Trump three times in just 100 days as he fights to deliver his “do or die” Brexit pledge.

The newly elected Tory leader, who will officially takeover from Theresa May today, wants to build on the UK’s “special relationship” with the US.

Jul 24 10:35

Conservative Philosopher Scruton Gets Govt Commission Job Back After Smears

British conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton has been reinstated as a co-chairman of a government commission after his sudden dismissal following the publication of misleading “partial quotations” by a left-wing magazine.

Jul 24 10:34

Delingpole: Twenty Ways Boris Johnson Can Make Britain Great Again

Today Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the Conservative party, and tomorrow he will be crowned Prime Minister.

I’m a lot more optimistic about Boris than many people seem to be. On Brexit, certainly, I think he’ll do the right thing — not least because all the other options have been exhausted.

But I’m also prepared to be disappointed.

So which will it be? Bold Boris or Useless Boris?

Jul 24 10:32

BBC News: ‘Biased’ BBC reporting of Boris Johnson leaves viewers FURIOUS ‘I’m sick of it’

BBC NEWS viewers were left deeply unimpressed this morning after they claimed BBC Breakfast were being decidedly “biased” against Boris Johnson after three politicians who didn’t like the decision to have Boris Johnson as Prime Minister were aired one after the other.

Jul 23 13:58

UK Minister Resigns, Tries To Topple Johnson Government Before It's Even Official

In a race that has been marked by mostly harmless scandal (the altercation between Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds being an exception), some exciting developments are threatening to topple Johnson's administration before it even begins.

Ministers' discomfort with serving under Boris Johnson have manifested in a series of resignations in recent days.

And on Monday, one of Johnson's longtime enemies within the Conservative Party became the latest to resign and try to be a thorn in Johnson's side, and possibly even scuttle hiswell-laid path to No. 10.

In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Sir Alan Duncan resigned his post as foreign office minister, saying it was "customary" for ministers to step aside upon the changing of a PM, and added that it would free to "express my views" ahead of May leaving office.

May accepted Duncan's offer and thanked him for his "distinguished" service.

Jul 23 12:11

London defends the shreds of its Empire against Iran

For Thierry Meyssan, the rise of tension in the Gulf has nothing to do with an alleged Iranian threat. In fact, it is the second round of Mossadegh’s anti-imperialist policy, before the mollahs. Just as in 1952, London is ready to go to war to defend its undeserved economic advantages. But if the British were to win this round, a few years later they would lose in Suez to the United States.

Jul 22 17:03

Officials Seize Nearly $5 Million in Gold Bars at UK’s Heathrow Airport

Officials at London’s Heathrow Airport recently seized nearly $5 million worth of gold bars that are believed to be linked to drug cartels thriving in South America.

According to reports, the gold shipment, weighing 229 pounds, was on its way to Switzerland from the Cayman Islands when it was seized last month under the UK Proceeds of Crime Act. The shipment had arrived in London from the Cayman Islands on a private jet from Venezuela.

Jul 22 16:45

Gizmo the Chihuahua 'seized and taken away by seagull'

A seagull has seized and flown off with a family's pet Chihuahua, according to its owners.

Becca Louise Hill said a gull swooped down and grabbed Gizmo "by the scruff of his neck" in Paignton, Devon. Her partner tried to grab the dog's legs to stop him being taken away.

Gizmo, four, was described as a small, brown dog, weighing 4.4lb (2kg).

Jul 22 11:28

Strait of Hormuz: UK Ministers Catch Heat for Seizing Iranian Tanker as Tehran Hits Back

Friday’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker off Iran's coast came two weeks after the Royal Navy detained an Iranian vessel near its Mediterranean peninsular exclave Gibraltar, further deteriorating already-poor relations between London and Tehran.

The UK government is expected to come under scrutiny for their decision to seize an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar two weeks ago, without ensuring that it could protect British-operated vessels sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, according to the Guardian.

Lord West, the former commander of the Royal Navy, said that the UK should not "pretend we're surprised" by the seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

"What I find extraordinary is that we knew that the Iranians would try something like this a few days ago,” he told Sky News.

Jul 22 11:25

The Royal Navy: From Piracy to Impotence

The British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been busy in the past 24 hours trying to deflect blame, or criticism, from the British government for inflaming tensions in the Persian Gulf.

As part of his diplomatic offensive, Hunt has accused Iran of “illegal” and “destabilizing” behaviour, all the while apparently impervious to the irony of his position.

The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has hit back by reminding Hunt that: “Unlike the piracy in the Strait of Gibraltar, our action in the Persian Gulf is to uphold international maritime rules”.

Diplomatic spats aside, any objective review of the facts will not fail to recognise that in recent events in the Persian Gulf and the Gibraltar Strait, the UK has engaged in illegal, and destabilising, activities on at least three occasions.

Jul 22 11:04

What The Latest Secret Government File Tells Us About The West's Middle East Policy

The British government is refusing to release a 1941 file on Palestine, as it might “undermine the security” of Britain and its citizens. Why would a 78-year-old document be seen as so sensitive in 2019?

One plausible reason is that it could embarrass the British government in its relations with Israel and Iraq, and may concern a long but hidden theme in British foreign policy: creating false pretexts for military intervention.

Jul 22 11:01

Rotherham, UK: Muslim child rapists get half a million pounds in legal aid – victims get nothing

Three brothers have received up to £500,000 in legal aid after raping children in Rotherham – while dozens of their victims have yet to receive any compensation.

Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain – known as Mad Ash, Bash and Bono – pleaded poverty despite running a petrol station, takeaways and an egg farm that supplies supermarkets, alongside owning a number of properties.

And were awarded £370,000 in legal aid for their costs in the 2016 crown court trial. This does not include other magistrates hearings and family court battles which experts say could tot up to £100,000 more.

Jul 22 10:40

Meet Freelance Teen Journalist Who Leaked UK Cables Calling Trump ‘Inept’, ‘Dysfunctional’

On 6 July, a set of diplomatic cables authored by the British envoy to Washington DC was leaked by The Daily Mail, revealing unflattering descriptions of US President Donald Trump. The ensuing diplomatic scandal led to the resignation of the envoy, Sir Kim Darroch.

A freelance journalist, Steven Edginton, 19, who currently works for the Brexit Party, revealed that he leaked the diplomatic cables that led to the resignation of the British ambassador in Washington DC, Sir Kim Darroch, in a lengthy feature article The Daily Mail published Sunday.

According to the article, Edginton and Isabel Oakeshott, a journalist he contacted to tell about the leaked documents, decided to leave Edginton’s name out because of the possible controversy due to the teen’s affiliation with the Brexiteers.

Jul 21 13:55

Iran Urges UK To Rein In 'Deep State'; Germany Warns Of "Uncontrollable" Escalation

Iran’s ambassador in London warned on Sunday that the UK government must get its "domestic political forces" pushing for regime change under control or else the two countries will face dangerous escalation. The public statement came two days after the British-flagged Stena Impero was boarded and captured by IRGC commandos, and over two weeks after the tanker Grace 1 was seized by UK Royal Marines off Gibraltar.

Iranian Ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad urged via his personal Twitter account that continued pressure on Iran would be "unwise" given that Tehran stands “firm and ready for different scenarios”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iranian Ambassador Baeidinejad, I hear you; and I think that the time has come for both the British and US governments to open up intensive lines of communication between themselves, and your government, and right the heck now.

I would like to hope that your voice of reason finds "listening ears", and resonates in the Consulates of the the UK and US. The place where it most probably won't, is with the Israeli government and Saudi Arabia's monarchy.

War against your country would be incredibly stupid, on the part of the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UK, in light of a Russian statement made by a high ranking diplomat at a symposium, indicating that if Iran were attacked, she would not be alone.

Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Zamir Kabulov, Says

Jul 21 11:33

Iran Escalates: Warns UK Against 'Dangerous and Unwise' Moves After Tanker Seizure

Iran has been told it should prepare to be hit by a range of UK sanctions in the aftermath of its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, according to media reports.

Iran responded by warning the UK to refrain from any “dangerous and unwise” moves against the Islamic republic.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce on Sunday diplomatic and economic measures, including potential asset freezes, as a response to the incident, according to a report in the London Daily Telegraph.

Jul 21 11:18

Secret Files on UK’s Porton Down Chemical Warfare Base Found in Trash Bin – Report

If the documents ended up in the hands of a malefactor, they would have gained a vast, if somewhat outdated, knowledge of the facility’s security system, including home addresses of the guards and computer passwords.

Top secret documents related to the notorious UK chemical weapons facility at Porton Down were found discarded in a trash bin in a north London car park, according to a Thursday report by The Daily Star.

After the edition was tipped by an undisclosed source about the documents, thousands of pages were retrieved from a public dumpster, reportedly containing highly-sensitive information regarding the chemical facility security, including details of equipment carried by the guards and their home addresses, details about the responsibilities of patrols and even passwords to computers, written in plain text, the Daily Mirror report says.

Jul 20 20:23

‘Something fishy here’: Putin doesn’t believe UK poisoned Skripals

Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t believe in conspiracy theories that say the British government poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

The Skripal affair, which turned relations between the UK and Russia from bad to worse, was brought up by filmmaker Oliver Stone during an interview with Vladimir Putin. Stone asked the Russian leader if he believes in the theory that Sergei Skripal wanted to return to Russia and divulge some secrets but was stopped by the British government.

“Honestly, I don’t really believe it. I don’t believe it,” Putin replied.

The Russian president said if British intelligence wanted Skripal poisoned, they certainly had the ability to do so. "There is something fishy here," he noted, alleging that whoever was behind the attempted murder was more interested in the "scandal" that it triggered.

Jul 18 19:40

UK commandos fail to ‘liberate’ Estonian island during wargame, beaten by locals

The action was an utter defeat for the Brits, or at least that’s how the drill’s ‘referees’ saw it when they awarded victory in the Battle of Saaremaa to the Estonians.

The Royal Navy did not provide an in-depth analysis of why the liberation mission flopped. They mentioned that the Estonians had more personnel fighting, and that their troops had grown up on Saaremaa. They therefore “knew every rock and tree upon it.”

The British also pointed out that some of the UK Apache helicopters were fighting for the Estonian side. Despite the referees’ verdict, “the commandos claim it was a draw,” the Royal Navy noted in a lighthearted fashion.

Jul 17 23:10

Flashback: Boris Johnson compares Russia’s World Cup to Hitler’s Olympics

Is this guy really suitable for PM...

Jul 17 22:44

'I'm still waiting for an apology': Reporter demands Boris Johnson says sorry for 'plotting to have him beaten up' claiming the Tory front runner is 'unfit to be PM'

In 1990, Mr Johnson was secretly recorded agreeing to provide Mr Collier's address to friend Darius Guppy, who wanted to arrange for the journalist to have his ribs cracked in revenge for investigating his activities.

In the event no attack took place, and after the recording came to light in 1995, Mr Johnson - who had been the Brussels correspondent of The Daily Telegraph at the time - dismissed the conversation as a joke.

However, Mr Collier, 69, who had been working for the News of the World, told The Guardian that although he had only found out about it long after the fact, it had left him worried for the safety of his family.

Jul 17 16:42

Wider and wider still: The holocaust alliance’s solicited "anti-Semitism" as a reaction to insufficient supply of "anti-Semitism"

Fernando Guevara says the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s description of all resistance to Zionism as “anti-Semitism” is intended to fulfil the Zionist need for conflict in order to occupy territories, minds and assets.>>

Jul 17 10:58

We all deserve an investigation into BBC Panorama’s propaganda 

The British public were subjected to an hour of anti-Palestine propaganda by the BBC last week when it aired a Panorama programme on the “anti-Semitism” row within the Labour Party. The public service broadcaster appeared to be doing very little public service when it unleased what was, by any reasonable assessment, a media broadside taken straight from the disinformation rule book.

Received by the mainstream media as though it were the final say on the anti-Semitism row that has rocked the Labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader in 2015, the public have been duped into submitting to the dominant narrative. The political party that was born out of a desire to fight inequality and headed now by a leader whose record of fighting for social justice and equality is second to none is, we are led to believe, institutionally anti-Semitic.

Jul 17 10:27

London has fallen: May & Khan fiddle while crime destroys capital

As Theresa May prepares to vacate Downing Street, Britain has never appeared so broken, fragmented and rudderless.

In London, long held up as one of the world’s major capital cities – a beacon of multiculturalism, dynamism, enterprise and opportunity – death stalks the streets and alleys of its vast sprawling housing estates. Gang warfare has grown to the point where the lives of its combatants, in the main teenage boys and youths, have been reduced to the deadly scenario of kill or be killed. Meanwhile, the conclusion that the Metropolitan Police has lost control of the streets is now impossible to avoid.

Jul 15 13:21

UK ambassador vouched for 'legit' dossier author, said Trump killed Iran deal to spite Obama, leaks show

President Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal last year in an act of "diplomatic vandalism" to spite Barack Obama, according to a new leaked diplomatic cable purportedly written by British ambassador Kim Darroch in 2018.

Darroch also reportedly told a U.S. official that Christopher Steele, the author of the discredited anti-Trump dossier that the FBI used to justify secretly monitoring members of the Trump team, was "absolutely legit." Steele, in producing the dossier and several of its false or unsubstantiated claims, was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.

The leaked diplomatic documents were published by the The Mail on Sunday, days after the paper published several anti-Trump messages Darroch sent to Downing Street from 2017 to present.

Jul 15 11:44

Iran To UK: We'll Continue Oil Exports "Under Any Conditions" As Detained Tanker Crew Released

As the "tanker wars" continue Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday that Iran plans to continue its oil exports "under any conditions".

Zarif also repeated Iranian demands for the UK to release the Grace 1 oil tanker, seized over a week ago after it was boarded by Royal Marines off Gibraltar. It had been carrying 2 million barrels of Iranian oil and was alleged to have been bound for Syria, in violation of EU sanctions; however, Tehran has accused the UK of fundamentally doing the United States' bidding.

In a public statement posted to Twitter, Hunt informed Zarif that the UK would release the tanker if it received guarantees it would not go to Syria.

Jul 15 11:43

Britain Ramps Up Media War On Russia

The British government appears to be more and more aping a Monty Python-type farce with each passing day. Soon the absurd ensemble will be complete if either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt becomes the next prime minister.

This week the mandarins at the Ministry of Funny Walks ruled that two internationally respected Russian news media channels were banned from attending a global conference on “press freedom”.

RT and another Russia-based news outlet Sputnik were refused permission by the British government to participate in the Global Conference for Media Freedom, held in London.

Jul 15 11:10

Saudi arms sales: Court gives UK government right to appeal suspension

The UK government can appeal a High Court ruling that its decision to license the sales of arms to Saudi Arabia was unlawful, the Court of Appeal decided on Friday.

The court, however, upheld a ban on future arms sales to the kingdom made as part of the landmark decision last month in the court battle over the legality of Riyadh's war in Yemen.

As a result of the ban, 57 applications for export licenses to sell arms to Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to proceed as the government reviews its practices, according to the Department for International Trade.

Lawyers for the London-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) had argued that the sales are in breach of international humanitarian law because of the disproportionate harm the weapons cause to civilians.

Jul 15 11:00

Idiots Driving World to War

Like a person going up in an escalator while asserting they are going down, the British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has a bizarre way of trying to assure Iran that war is not on the cards.

Hunt, who is vying to become Britain’s new prime minister, stated on camera that “he wants to de-escalate” the danger of a military confrontation with Iran over mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf.

That was only days after he vowed to dramatically increase Britain’s military spending and in particular, boost the country’s naval firepower – citing Iran as the main threat to British commercial shipping interests.

Jul 15 08:34

MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable

By Aaron Kesel

In another blow against free press, following a leak revealing comments by the British Ambassador to the USA Sir Kim Darroch calling Trump “inept, insecure and incompetent” (leading to the ambassador’s resignation and a spat of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has publicly warned journalists not to publish any government leaks, threatening them with imprisonment...

Jul 15 08:03

UK Says They Will Release Iranian Oil Tanker After Guarantees of Destination

By Jason Ditz

(ANTIWAR.COM) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, over the phone on Saturday. The two discussed the Grace I, the Iranian oil tanker seized by British Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4th...

Jul 14 14:47

Why the BBC acts as a propaganda outlet for Israel: An insider view

Gilad Atzmon tries to find answers to the obscene bias shown on BBC Panorama’s “investigation” of alleged “anti-Semitism” in the UK Labour Party by interviewing a veteran senior editor who describes the BBC as a “cowardly, spineless organisation” that is “institutionally pro-Zionist and institutionally spineless”.>>

Jul 14 09:52

LONDON POLICE OFFICIAL WARNS JOURNALISTS NOT TO PUBLISH GOV. LEAKS WITH THREATS OF IMPRISONMENT

After a leak revealed that the British Ambassador to the USA had called Trump "inept, insecure and incompetent" (leading to the ambassador’s resignation and a round of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu publicly warned journalists not to publish government leaks, threatening to imprison them if they do: "The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused or are likely to cause may also be a criminal matter.

I would advise all owners, editors and publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty’s Government."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, Tim Shipman; your government has never really been a representative democracy, and with the monied continuing to dictate policy, it most certainly has no appetite for becoming such an institution.

For decades, both the Brits, and their American cousins, have gone to war on dubious grounds, and essentially expropriated resources to which they had no moral right; regime changed a number of nations to make them more "amenable" to western-centric leadership, and insured that those resources taken are only sold... in US dollars.

When Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic in their origin, he has been proven correct almost too many times to count.

Jul 13 14:19

BBC’s chronic bias helping to destroy Labour

“It was unbalanced to the point of indecency… But we heard none of the distressing accounts of those who have been falsely accused of anti-Semitism; they weren’t interviewed. So the programme was silent on the gratuitous wrecking of political lives, the public humiliation, the irreparable damage to reputations, the paralysis, and the public disservice caused by the Inquisition’s troublemakers on the prod. Nothing either about whether these false accusers are ever disciplined.”

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