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May 04 05:25

UK elites’ Covid-19 PROJECT FEAR has worked, as NEARLY ALL Britons DEMAND lockdown continues despite falling cases

Having provoked extensive existential angst and worry through a Covid-19 Project Fear, governments are now faced with societies that are petrified of normal life and are pushing back against any easing of the lockdown.

A new poll by Opinium in the UK reveals that the vast majority of Britons remain strongly opposed to lifting the coronavirus lockdown; just one in five want schools, pubs and restaurants to be reopened.

This poll found that only 17 percent of people think the conditions have been met to consider reopening schools, as opposed to the 67 percent who say they have not been met and schools should stay closed.

May 04 05:23

Nearly ONE FIFTH of British households have trouble feeding children as result of LOCKDOWN – report

A significant number of poor and vulnerable families in the UK have been suffering from food insecurity after schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has said.

Almost a fifth of households with children have been unable to obtain enough food in the past five weeks, the Observer (the Guardian’s sister paper) reported, citing data from London-based NGO the Food Foundation.

The report also highlighted that some groups are finding it particularly difficult, with 30 percent of lone parents and 46 percent of parents with a disabled child experiencing problems in receiving food.

Poorer families used to rely on free breakfast clubs and school lunches but have now lost access to them as schools remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation has been exacerbated by many losing jobs and income due to the nationwide lockdown.

May 03 19:35

‘Unprecedented’ number of DNR orders for learning disabilities patients

Learning disability and mental health service provider says it is still receiving unlawful do not resuscitate orders

Hospitals and GPs were told earlier this month learning disabilities should not be used as reason to apply DNR

However, provider says it has received further orders it suspects to be unlawful

May 03 13:13

Flashback 17 April: Government Partners With Newspaper Industry On Covid-19 Ad Campaign

The Government and the newspaper industry have formed a three-month advertising partnership to help keep the public safe and the nation united throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 01 13:17

Plastic purge: Britain's personal debt pile SHRANK in March as people shun credit cards amid coronavirus crisis

Households paid back a whopping £3.8billion more debt than they borrowed in March 2020, the biggest figure on record, as households shunned credit cards in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Britain's credit card debt pile shrank £2.4billion in a month to £69.3billion, only the second time since July 2013 the amount Britons have outstanding on plastic has fallen, according to the Bank of England figures.

The amount of debt held on credit cards was lower than the same month the year before for the first time since it began recording the data in 2008, it adds.

May 01 13:10

Britain's manufacturers suffer worst drop in output and employment since records began nearly 30 years ago - outstripping the figures seen during the global financial crisis

As the economic toll of lockdown starts to rear its ugly head, employment, new orders and output in the sector fell at the fastest pace for 28 years last month.

The closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index fell to a record low of 32.6 in April, down from 47.8 in March, with a reading of 50 or above indicating growth.

April's manufacturing PMI reading of 32.6 is even worse than the previous record low of 34.5 recorded during the heat of the global financial crisis in 2009.

May 01 12:32

Boris Johnson faces court battle as businessman Simon Dolan argues lockdown is ILLEGAL

A wealthy businessman has launched the legal bid, claiming the coronavirus lockdown will kill more people than it saves. Simon Dolan, whose Jota Aviation company has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS, is seeking a judicial review over the Government's emergency measures that restrict people's personal liberty and fears it will cripple the UK economy. His legal challenge mirrors the action taken by Gina Miller over Brexit, on the grounds that the lockdown was both legally defective and disproportionate in law.

He is also calling on Boris Johnson to relax the current lockdown restrictions and introduce three key changes to allow the economy to recover.

This includes permitting gatherings of up to 100 people, reopening schools and reviewing the lockdown restrictions every two weeks.

Mr Dolan's lawyers have sent a 'Letter Before Action' to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, giving him until Thursday May 7 to respond.

May 01 03:46

CIA-Funded Experiments and Psychological Torture Techniques Exposed By Director of New BBC Doc

UN torture expert Nils Melzer drafted a report on psychological torture after previewing a new film on its modern origins. The documentary shows how a well-respected Scottish psychiatrist was covertly funded by the CIA to experiment on his patients in Canada.

Stephen Bennett's documentary Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture examines the history of CIA-funded human experiments as part of a "brainwashing" programme codenamed MK Ultra. The results of these experiments would later inform psychological torture techniques used by the British in Northern Ireland and US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mengele would have been so proud of this guy!!

But there is one thing to consider, when a nation/state uses or outsources torture.

First, it completely destroys that nation's reputation for being a supporter of human rights and human dignity; any statements to the contrary should be met with raucous and unbelieving laughter.

Torture is not used to find any real actionable information, but for "confessions"; people being tortured will say ANYTHING they want their torturers to hear, in order to get their torture to stop. And that is generally "confessions" with which to drive the "engines" of a state-sanctioned narratives.

Torturers love to torture, because they know they can get away with it, when it is state-sanctioned. and are, at the deepest psychological levels, very twisted and sick individuals.

And lastly, when a country tortures, it gives carte blanche to any other country that doesn't particularly like it, to torture both their civilians, and their military; please think about that for a moment.

Apr 30 09:13

A fifth of retailers say they have shut their doors PERMANENTLY because coronavirus has wrecked their business as MPs are warned that a third of the whole UK economy has 'SHUT DOWN'

Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, made the astonishing revelation as pressure increased on Boris Johnson to plot a way out of the crisis.

Mr Marshall warned that another third of businesses were functioning 'with some difficulty'.

Retail, hospitality, catering, leisure and manufacturers were among those worst affected he said as he appeared remotely in front of the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy committee this morning.

It came as a fifth of retailers suggested they will not reopen after the pandemic has passed, creating huge gaps in an already under-pressure high streets.

Apr 29 11:33

'So much for us being NHS heroes': Southmead Hospital workers in zero-hour contract 'nightmare'

A whistleblower at Southmead Hospital claims hundreds of its zero-hour contract staff are struggling to get any work.

The A&E healthcare assistant says the hospital has cancelled the vast majority of shifts for staff in her role and many nurses, after scheduled surgeries were suspended and some wards closed due to coronavirus.

She told Bristol Live she normally works full-time but is now struggling to get one shift a week – and has been told she is not eligible for furlough because of her zero-hour contract, though the Government's website says any contract is eligible.

Apr 29 07:38

Coronavirus recovery plan 'must tackle climate change'

Tackling climate change must be woven into the solution to the Covid-19 economic crisis, the UK will tell governments next week.

Apr 29 04:58

Yemen's health system has been wrecked by war, but Britain is still helping the Saudis bomb it – even during the Covid-19 pandemic

Ravaged by years of conflict, Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Its health system has been decimated and many of its people are starving – but the flow of British weapons to Saudi Arabia has not stopped.
Britain’s role in fueling and sustaining Riyadh’s devastating bombing campaign in Yemen has always been despicable, but it becomes especially monstrous as the threat of Covid-19 looms over the war-torn country.

Apr 27 06:09

UK Health Sec Thanks Muslims for Lockdown ‘Sacrifice’ on St George’s Day, Doesn’t Mention St George’s Day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanked Muslims for their Ramadan “sacrifice” on St George’s Day, but made no mention of the English national day itself.

Hancock, who as Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care has arguably played the leading role for the British government in Boris Johnson’s absence — although the Prime Minister’s official substitute is Dominic Raab — neglected to mark St George’s Day in any way, or to offer a message to English citizens prevented from celebrating it properly by the lockdown regulations.

The beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan, which fell on the same day, was another matter, however, with Hancock posting a video message thanking them effusively for their co-operation with the lockdown.

Apr 27 06:02

Coronavirus Has Brought UK and China Closer Together, Claims Chinese Ambassador

Beijing’s ambassador to London Liu Xiaoming has claimed that the Chinese coronavirus has brought the United Kingdom and the communist state closer together.

Ambassador Liu made the comments had a webinar for the Asia House think tank. Stating that the UK and China are working on a vaccine, he said: “Our two countries are sharing information and experience, conducting joint scientific research… President Xi [Jinping] and Boris Johnson expressed support for the scientists of the two countries to work together on this very important area.”

Apr 27 06:01

If the UK government brings in a new round of austerity to pay for Covid-19, it’ll spark civil unrest that will see cities burn

George Osborne, the former Tory chancellor and architect of the post-2008 austerity regime, this week advocated a new round of swingeing cuts to state spending once the pandemic is over. But the poor won’t stand for it this time.
Many of us are now looking out to the future – and when I say that I mean the next few weeks and months. I’ll be honest: I’m not hopeful. In fact, I am full of fear.

The UK government’s Covid-19 financial package will not last for as long as it will be needed. So far, the furlough scheme, in which the Government will support businesses in keeping their workforces going at 80 percent of their wages, is only in place for three months. We are already a month into that scheme, and it is pretty obvious that there will be thousands of businesses that will never open again.

Apr 27 02:38

Even The EU Are A Bunch Of 'Karens': Barnier Complains About Brexit Negotiations

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog,

So, this happened...

EU lead negotiator for the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom is complaining in the press again.

“The United Kingdom cannot refuse to extend the transition and at the same time slow down progress in important areas,” Barnier said, expressing concern that Britain has not presented concrete proposals for certain contentious issues, but did not name the areas, according to DPA news agency.

H/T TO FORT RUSS
For once someone is treating the EU the way it treats everyone else and they don’t like it. I guess Michel should change his name to Karen.

Except the problem here is there’s no manager to talk to because Prime Minister Boris Johnson isn’t listening.

The typical EU negotiations looks like this, according to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, EU negotiators have earned this disrespect, quite honestly.

Apr 26 21:00

Staff slam empty London Nightingale hospital as a 'complete waste of money'

The number of patients being treated at the NHS's new showcase Nightingale Hospital fell to just 26 last week.

And this has lead to one member of staff to label it "a complete waste of money and resources", according to reports.

The NHS has repeatedly said it will be a mark of success if the hospital continues not to operate at full capacity, as it will mean the rest of the NHS has managed well and because the public have helped slow the spread of the virus.

The hospital, built in just nine days in response to the coronavirus crisis, is on the site of the ExCeL Centre in the Docklands in east London and has capacity for between 4,000 and 5,000 beds.

Apr 26 17:35

Flashback: Man jailed for visiting hospital with no good reason after Facebook boasts

A man who boasted that he spent two hours walking through his local hospital to see how bad things were for himself has been jailed for three months.

Kierran Stevenson, 32, bragged about his exploits at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, on Facebook and was caught on CCTV as he made his way through public areas.

He said he went ‘up and down’ in lifts but was disappointed not to see staff in hazmat suits or PPE as he visited ‘every corner’ of the hospital, but confirmed that Costa was open.

He shared photos on Facebook of himself at the hospital and images of the corridors as he claimed that staff were not taking safety measures seriously, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Apr 26 17:29

Coronavirus: Military tests key workers in mobile units

The military has started testing essential workers in the UK for coronavirus in mobile units operating in "hard to reach" areas.

At least 96 new pop-up facilities, which will travel to care homes, police and fire stations, prisons and benefits centres, are planned in total.

Eleven of those mobile sites are up-and-running in areas including Salisbury, Carlisle and Watford.

It comes as the government aims to reach 100,000 tests a day by Thursday.

Apr 26 16:20

Government may not start reducing huge national debt for a DECADE 'We will all pay price'

THE GOVERNMENT will not start trying to reduce the huge deficit and national debt from the coronavirus crisis for at least another decade, with one expert warning lessons not learnt from the financial crash 12 years ago means "we will all pay the price".

Apr 25 08:17

Here Is the Bodycount the Imperial College Model Predicted for Non-Lockdown Sweden Next to What Actually Happened

Too bad stories like this don't get front paged!

The same Imperial College Model which caused the UK and US to lock down.

I wonder how many people who claim that lockdown is essential to dealing with Covid-19 have actually looked at the original Imperial College report, which sparked the British Government’s decision [and also played a key role in influencing the White House] to shut down much of the economy and place the most draconian measures on the population ever seen. Had they done so, they might have been shocked to find that the modelling they used assumes the measures would be put in place for 5 months:

Apr 24 10:17

550 illegal boat migrants land in UK during Wuhan virus lockdown

At least 550 illegal boat migrants have reached the UK from the beaches of France since the two countries first imposed nationwide lockdowns roughly one month ago to fight the spread of the Wuhan virus.

Apr 23 21:21

Coronavirus: Deaths at 20-year high but peak may be over

Nearly 185,000 people have died in 2020 compared with around 175,000 on average over the past five years at this point of the year.

But the figures for 2020 also show the impact of flu and pneumonia compared to coronavirus.

The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia - at more than 32,000 - is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.

Apr 23 18:09

Flashback 2018: Ineffective flu jab blamed as extra winter deaths hit 40-year high

The number of winter deaths last year the hit highest level in more than 40 years after the failure of last year’s flu jab. There were an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 ... Last year's flu jab protected just one in 10 pensioners.

Skip forward to today...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8249635/UK-announces-coronavi...
Britain has announced another 616 coronavirus victims today, taking the total number of fatalities in the UK to 18,738.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52361519
The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia - at more than 32,000 - is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.

18,000 + 32,000 = a bad flu season. Where's the pandemic? Why the lock down?

Apr 23 17:52

Flashback 2017: CHILLING STATS Failed flu vaccine to blame for ‘THOUSANDS of deaths last winter’

Statistics show 12,500 deaths were caused by respiratory disease, such as flu from December 2016 to March 2017

Apr 23 11:55

UK ONS Figures Show Three Times More Deaths From Flu & Pneumonia Than Coronavirus

New figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths from flu and pneumonia is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.

The figures show that there were 18,500 total deaths in England and Wales in the week up until April 10, which is around 8,000 above what would be considered “normal” at this time of year. Around a third of those 18,500 are linked to coronavirus.

“But the figures for 2020 also show the impact of flu and pneumonia compared to coronavirus,” reports the BBC. “The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia – at more than 32,000 – is three times higher than the total number of coronavirus deaths this year.”

Apr 23 10:03

Coronavirus: UK borrowing to see 'colossal increase' to fight virus

The UK's budget deficit is set to see "an absolutely colossal increase to a level not seen in peacetime", the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said.

The economic impact of coronavirus was likely to push the deficit to as high as £260bn, Paul Johnson told the BBC.

Apr 22 03:55

Coronavirus: UK PM Johnson to talk to Trump, Queen while recovering

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday and meet Queen Elizabeth later this week, his spokesman said, adding that the British leader is still not "formally doing government work."

Johnson is recovering at his country residence after he was hospitalized with COVID-19. His foreign minister, Dominic Raab, is standing in for him while he recovers.

"Yesterday he sent a message of condolence to (Canadian Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau after the very sad loss of life in the shooting in Canada. Later today ... he will be speaking to President Trump," the spokesman told reporters.

Apr 21 15:43

If oil is so cheap why is petrol still so expensive? Petrol suppliers are 'dishonestly holding back' savings from the pumps, campaigners say

FairFuelUK founder Howard Cox said average prices of a litre of unleaded and diesel should be 98p and 106p respectively.

But they are instead 110.05p and 115.13p, according to the RAC Fuel Watch data accurate to 19 April, around 12p and 9p more expensive than they should be.

This means those unable to work from home could be paying an extra £5 per tank based on the cost of the fuel.

Apr 21 15:36

British parents are among the most vehement anti-vaxxers in Europe — with one in 30 claiming they are 'opposed to absolutely all vaccines'

A survey of five European countries revealed that parents in Spain have the most positive feelings towards vaccination, while their French counterparts have the least.

However, Germany and the UK and had the greatest proportion of stringent anti-vaxxer parents — with over three times more than found in France, Italy or Spain.

Apr 21 05:31

UK Faces ‘Permanent Scarring’ to the Economy with Nearly 12 Million out of Work by the Summer

A report found that the economic fallout from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic will leave 11.7 million Britons out of work by the summer, as the Treasury warns that the national lockdown will have a permanent impact on the economy.

Analysis conducted by the Reason Foundation, an independent think tank, found that an estimated 8.3 million people may be furloughed from work under the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, up from the three million initially assumed by the Treasury. An additional 3.4 million people are expected to be unemployed during the second quarter of this year.

Apr 21 05:23

The Queen praises 'everlasting friendship' between Britain and China

The Queen described President Xi Jinping’s State visit to Britain as a “defining moment” in the future of Sino-UK relations

Apr 20 17:15

Britain 'could be forced to pay for EU coronavirus scheme' if Brexit deadline extended

Extending the Brexit transition period could mean the UK has to pay out for the EU’s response to the coronavirus crisis, it has been revealed.

The government refused earlier this week to seek an extension from the EU citing fears it could leave the UK liable to “pay more into the EU in future”.

A source told The Sunday Telegraph, however, that the decision was partly based on a concern that the EU will demand "massive" payments to help deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 20 10:26

A Quarter of UK Jobs to Be Lost During Coronavirus Lockdown, Study Predicts

The United Kingdom is facing a potentially dire economic crash due to the continued national lockdown, implemented to enforce social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis. Unemployment figures could be facing up to a 70% rise in certain sectors.

Unemployment figures could rise by 6.5 million due to the economic crash resulting from the UK’s coronavirus lockdown measures, a new study has revealed on Saturday.

In the research, released by the University of Essex's Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), leading professors outline the impact on jobs on a sector-by-sector basis, concluding that the UK could see job losses equalling roughly a quarter of total jobs, with some sectors expected to suffer more than a 50% headcount decline.

Apr 20 05:28

Coronavirus lockdown puts nearly 12 MILLION Britons out of work: Firms have furloughed or laid off a third of country's employees, shock report finds

More than 11 million Britons have been furloughed or left unemployed by the economic shutdown due to coronavirus.

Shocking new figures reveal that nearly a third of British workers have been affected by the downturn that has seen many businesses shuttered and employees unable to work.

The lockdown is pushing many firms to the brink of collapse, with one report warning today that up to 11.7million people could be furloughed or left jobless in the three months to the end of June.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing mounting pressure to boost his business bailout so that the Government increases its guarantee on loans to struggling firms to 100 per cent.

Apr 20 05:28

Pubs across the UK could be shut until Christmas as Michael Gove warns the venues will be 'among the last' to see the government's restrictions lifted

Pubs across the UK could remain closed until Christmas as the country continues to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The possible lockdown extension on the popular venues comes after cabinet minister Michael Gove warned that pubs and restaurants in the nation would be 'among the last' to see the restrictions placed upon them relaxed.

The move comes as another 596 coronavirus deaths were today announced in the UK - bringing the total number of people who have died from the virus in the country to 16,060.

Apr 19 08:01

Concord Hymn By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps......

Apr 19 06:28

Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine trials could be done by mid-August, says UK government official

a senior member of UK government’s coronavirus vaccine taskforce, said on Saturday (April 18) that trials for a coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine could be completed by mid-August.
Talking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Bell said that human test trials for coronavirus vaccine had begun at Oxford University this week. He, however, asserted that
that “the real question” was not over the availablity of the vaccine but the concern is over its effectiveness against the deadly virus.

Apr 18 03:28

REPEAT ::: What NO ONE is Saying About The Corona Crisis!

From 04/15/2020 ~ There are a thousand hacking at the branches of this pandemic panic to one striking at the root. Join James Corbett on the streets of Japan as he strikes at the root of the pandemic problem that we are being presented with. Will you accept or reject the new governing principle of society? WATCH | LISTEN. Links at source; Read the COMMENTS. Distribute Widely.

Apr 17 08:04

Britain 'paid £16m' for two million coronavirus antibody tests from China that DON'T WORK as officials now scramble to try to get the money back

Britain paid two Chinese companies an estimated £16 million for two million coronavirus antibody tests which officials then found were not accurate enough to be rolled out.

The UK, along with every other country in the world, is still trying to find a test which can be mass produced which shows if someone has had the disease and now has immunity to it.

Apr 17 08:00

A cure worse than the disease: UK lockdown could cause 150,000 ‘avoidable’ deaths, MORE than the virus it’s meant to stop

The shocking estimate, first reported in the Financial Times and the Spectator magazine, was presented to UK government ministers by scientists who had modelled the likely effects of the restrictions.

The cause of the non-Covid deaths will be varied, from cancer sufferers and other seriously ill people not getting treatment, from people avoiding going to hospitals (visits to accident and emergency units are down by a third), from an increase in suicides among depressed people forced to self-isolate and from the effects of increased domestic abuse.

Asked about the 150,000-deaths estimate, the UK’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock sought to play it down, describing it as “not part of our internal analysis.” But Mr Hancock will not be able to give the figure the brush-off for long, as each passing week reveals more clues as to the detrimental effects caused by the unprecedented lockdowns.

Apr 16 18:17

Sitting on park bench for too long could be breaking lockdown rules

People who sit on park benches for too long are likely to be breaking coronavirus lockdown rules, police have been told.

Guidance issued to forces in England also indicates people should not be working from nearby parks rather than their home.

But those who need a "cooling-off" period after rows at home can move between households if they leave for several days, according to the advice given to officers.

It comes after some 3,203 fines were handed out by police in England between March 27 and April 13 to those considered to be flouting the rules.

Apr 16 13:15

UK: Disabled Man Gets Police Visit Because Neighbor Offered to Cut His Grass

A disabled man in the UK received a police visit because his neighbor offered to cut his grass during the coronavirus lockdown.

Yes, really.

63-year-old Adrian Rimington said his friend visited to offer the good deed but that after he left, two Derbyshire Police officers knocked on his door.

“One said ‘we’ve had a report from someone that your gardener entered your house in order to plug in your lawnmower’,” said Rimington.

Rimington denied that his neighbor had entered the house, saying the lawnmower cable was handed to him through a window.

Despite Rimington attempting to clear up the situation, the officers then visited his neighbor’s house and threatened the good samaritan with a fine if he repeated the behavior.

Apr 14 14:15

Just 19 patients treated over Easter weekend at 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale hospital in London

The new 4,000-bed temporary NHS Nightingale hospital in East London treated just 19 patients over the Easter weekend, it has emerged.

Leaked data shows the tiny handful of patients were treated at the massive overflow facility as intensive care capacity at existing London hospitals never went above 80 per cent.

It comes as an NHS chief in the North East of England predicted the Nightingale hospital under construction there is unlikely to be needed.

Apr 14 13:58

UK Labour’s new leader Keir Starmer loses his scalp on day one

Stuart Littlewood highlight Labour Keir Starmer’s groveling attitude towards Britain’s foremost Zionist body and a key Israel stooge, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which has spent three years undermining the party and its then leader, Jeremy Corbyn.>>

Apr 14 04:02

Praying for defeat: Labour insiders accused of wrecking Corbyn campaign in leaked report

The Labour party has launched an “urgent investigation” into a leaked internal report on antisemitism, which has revealed evidence of factionalism and alleged sabotage that took place during Jeremy Corbyn's four-year tenure as party leader.

The 860-page report found evidence of a “hyper-factional atmosphere” at the party’s headquarters with regards to Corbyn, who was replaced by former shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer as party leader earlier this month.

In a joint statement with his deputy leader Angela Rayner, Starmer said on Monday that the investigation will look at the circumstances in which the report was commissioned as well as the “wider culture and practices referred to in the report”.

“We have seen a copy of an apparently internal report about the work of the Labour Party’s Governance and Legal Unit in relation to antisemitism. The content and the release of the report into the public domain raise a number of matters of serious concern," the statement said.

Apr 13 18:27

Post-mortems no longer required for those who die of coronavirus in Scotland

Normally, patients who die in hospital have a post-mortem to establish beyond doubt the cause of death.

But with hundreds of coronavirus deaths daily in the UK, the burden on hospital mortuaries and pathologists would become impossible to manage.

Scotland’s most eminent pathologist, Tony Busuttil, emeritus professor of forensic medicine at Edinburgh University, said: “Without post-mortems, we can’t really say for sure what has gone on and why the patient has died and if we are to combat the new virus, we first have to understand its effects.”

Apr 13 09:18

‘The UK is dead’: Near-unanimous disgust after British police threaten to ‘appear from shadows’ to bust rural picnics

Central Bedfordshire police have triggered an avalanche of social media scorn after warning residents that their scenic picnics would be ambushed by eagle-eyed law enforcement tasked with supervising Covid-19 lockdown measures.

The police force, which serves a rural area of eastern England, took to Twitter to announce that they would be on the prowl for unruly locals trying to enjoy the nice weather outside.

“If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county,” they wrote, including a photograph illustrating the discreet nature of their personnel.

Apr 12 18:37

NHS hospitals try treating Covid-19 with Hydroxychloroquine, anti-malaria drug hotly debated following Trump support

Coronavirus patients at two UK hospitals are reportedly now receiving hydroxychloroquine treatment. The drug, touted by US President Donald Trump as a “game changer,” quickly came under scrutiny from his political opponents.

According to a report published on Sunday in the Telegraph, Covid-19 patients at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are being treated with hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug first developed in the 1950s.

Apr 12 07:25

Lung deaths well BELOW average during CV crisis

The Office of National Statistics provides total weekly deaths in England and Wales. We previously looked at the 5% DROP in overall deaths since the CV scare started in mid-January. Those making the decision on the Spring Equinox to lock down Britain, would have seen these figures.
The ONS provides weekly average values using the previous five years’ data, that is how the comparison is made.
Just below these weekly figures, there are what the ONS calls “deaths where the underlying cause was respiratory disease” and let’s do exactly the same for these figures –

Apr 11 06:21

Belmarsh ‘barely functioning’: Assange tells friend Covid-19 is raging through British prison

Julian Assange has revealed to a friend the harrowing details of his life in Belmarsh. WikiLeaks founder is still confined at the UK maximum security prison, despite it being stricken with the novel coronavirus.

Covid-19 has spread around Belmarsh to such an extent that the prison is “barely functioning” any more at all, British freelance video journalist Vaughan Smith has revealed in a Facebook post, after talking with Assange by phone.

As many as 150 prison staff members have been forced into self-isolation as they might have contracted the coronavirus, Smith said. The prison admitted in mid-March that the disease already reached it premises and even reported one coronavirus-linked inmate death.

Apr 11 06:10

Suicides In England Soar To Record Levels With 1,400 Recorded In Three Months

The number of people taking their own lives in England has jumped more than a quarter in two years, according to provisional figures collated by the Office of National Statistics. The data compares the final three months of 2019 with the same period of 2017. It shows that there were 1,413 deaths attributed to suicide recorded during that time, Daily Mail reported.

Apr 10 08:34

Dad told he can't sit in own front garden in latest absurd crackdown by police officers

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE have been forced to apologise after a man was scolded by a police officer, who claimed the father was not allowed to sit in his own front garden, amid concerns of disproportionate police actions during the coronavirus lockdown.

Apr 10 04:45

British Science Journal Apologizes For Associating Coronavirus with China, Urges to 'Stop Stigma'

In 2015, the World Health Organization came up with new guidelines for naming the newly discovered diseases in order to minimize offense to the cultural, social, national, regional or other groups.

British scientific journal "Nature" has apologized for associating the novel coronavirus with Wuhan and China, stating that "coronavirus stigma must stop - now".

"It would be tragic if stigma, fuelled by the coronavirus, led Asia’s young people to retreat from international campuses, curtailing their own education, reducing their own and others’ opportunities and leaving research worse off — just when the world is relying on it to find a way out", Nature said in an article.

Apr 09 18:12

Splashing the cash? Anger as UK MPs to get £10,000 extra for ‘working from home’ expenses (but no pay rise for nurses)

News that UK MPs have been offered an extra £10,000 for “working from home” expenses ignited a firestorm of anger on social media as regular workers now out of jobs get by on measly benefits and nurses struggle on low salaries.

The beefed-up expenses budget can be used to buy equipment “such as laptops and printers” for MPs and their staff and to help cover “additional electricity, heating and phone bills,” the Times reported on Thursday. Rules around providing timely evidence for expenses claims were also temporarily relaxed.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) told MPs that the new measures will provide them “the resources and flexibility to concentrate on your parliamentary duties and support your staff” during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 09 04:47

Coronavirus spread in UK is a ‘crime’ as NHS had 4 years to prepare for pandemic – John Pilger

Award-winning journalist John Pilger has revealed that the NHS staged an exercise in London in 2016 which proved it was unable to cope with a pandemic like Covid-19, but its findings were suppressed.

Speaking to RT’s Going Underground, Pilger said that back in 2016, the UK government ran a drill in London that showed the health service was incapable of dealing with an outbreak.

Apr 08 10:13

U.K. Says Millions of Coronavirus Test Kits Bought From China Are Unreliable for Most Patients

The British government will seek refunds for millions of coronavirus test kits purchased from China, after a study of the products found them to be unreliable for use with most patients.

Professor John Bell, coordinator of coronavirus testing for Public Health England, said Monday that the antibody tests are not reliable when used on any patients who do not qualify as severely ill—i.e. most people being tested.

Apr 08 07:52

A Zionist attack on free speech

Lawrence Davidson highlights the Zionist lobbies’ abuse of the law through false “anti-Semitism” slurs to silence criticism of Israel, and he calls for a change in the law, especially in the United States, to facilitate retraction and compensation for purposeful falsehoods.>>

Apr 08 06:03

Besides Dominic Raab, Who Else May Potentially Run UK Government Instead of PM Johnson?

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is now set for whirlwind days or even weeks as COVID19-infected Boris Johnson has asked the First Secretary of State to deputise for him in forthcoming meetings while he is being treated in hospital.

UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove Tuesday morning confirmed that while Boris Johnson is being treated in hospital, the one running the British government is Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Downing Street earlier said Boris Johnson had asked the foreign secretary to deputise for him should such a necessity arise.

Raab, a devoted Brexiteer who stepped down from Theresa May’s cabinet citing her insufficient Brexit policies just months after a similar move by Boris Johnson, has served in the latter's government since he became prime minister in July.

Apr 08 06:02

Assange’s life in GRAVE DANGER as first Covid-19 death confirmed in Belmarsh prison — Wikileaks editor-in-chief

Conditions in Belmarsh prison, where Julian Assange is held, might be worse than London is willing to admit, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT, adding that Covid-19 could swiftly tear through the facility.
A prison environment is “like a Petri dish” for a virus, Hrafnsson explained, particularly such a highly infectious one as the novel coronavirus, which has already struck more than 1 million people around the world. The max security Belmarsh prison, where the WikiLeaks founder is being kept pending extradition to the US, has just reported its first death from the disease. According to Hrafnsson, there are other worrying signs too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There would be nothing certain elements of the US elite would like better, than for Assange to die of Covid-19 while in prison.

Apr 06 18:53

Boris Johnson 'Shook Hands With Everybody' At Hospital With Coronavirus Weeks Before Entering ICU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month followed the World Health Organization's advice that "stigma" is more dangerous than the coronavirus itself and virtue signalled about how he "shook hands with everybody" at a hospital treating coronavirus patients.

A few weeks later, he came down with the coronavirus and today he was admitted into intensive care.

Apr 06 16:25

Coronavirus scam: Pensioners warned of pandemic fraud after 'over a million' reports made

"We've had reports of people coming to the door and saying 'we'll go shopping for you' and then taking the money and not bringing back anything.

"I had a phone call myself, asking me to take part in a survey for COVID-19.

"What it was actually was selling pre-paid funerals and power of attorney."

Ms Shortt continued: "It wasn't about COVID-19 at all, it was about their business.

"There's online fraud as well with people trying to sell masks and protective equipment.

"They just take the money and nothing shows up. Over a million reports have been made now.

"There's a lot of scams out there so people need to help their neighbours."

Apr 06 13:46

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms 'worsen'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", Downing Street has said.

Apr 06 10:47

Fooled: How Gullible Politicians Promoted the Destruction of the Global Economy and Threw Us into the Abyss of Serfdom

Anyone with some basic knowledge in mathematical modeling who had taken a look at the structure of the “Imperial College”-model would have noted the faults of this approach and its exaggerations. The model’s prognosis that the United Kingdom would have to count with more than half a million deaths and a complete overload of its health system reversed the British government’s earlier decision to use prudential surveillance and specifically targeted intervention and to shift to the full-control strategy, which required massive intervention into the public and private life of the nation. The leaders of other countries that were somewhat still in doubt jumped on the bandwagon and the march into a tyrannical State was programmed.

Apr 06 05:39

British army recruits can barely read and write

The recruitment crisis in the British army has reached another bizarre milestone with the revelation that commanders are enlisting recruits with the reading age of a five to seven-year-old.

The Sun newspaper is reporting that “desperate” army chiefs have signed off on the policy of recruiting near-illiterates, presumably to make up for the shortfall in recruitment.

According to the Sun, the latest available figures for army recruitment, covering the period 2016-2019, show 4,240 soldiers had the reading ability of nine to 11-year-olds.

In a shocking revelation fifty had literacy levels of a five to seven-year-old, in direct contravention of established military rules.

Apr 05 17:53

Modern society is 'so afraid of death' no one asks if lockdown measures to battle coronavirus are the right approach, says former Supreme Court judge

Former Supreme Court Justice Jonathon Sumption believes that the public's 'irrational horror of death' has lead to unnecessarily 'costly' measures surrounding coronavirus.

Writing in The Sunday Times Lord Sumption, 71, a former judge turned author and medieval historian, stated that the strict governmental measures will bring 'even greater misfortunes of a different kind'.

Apr 05 07:45

IMPERIAL COLLEGE 'LOCKDOWN' COMPUTER MODEL FUNDED BY EUGENICIST BILL GATES

The "expert", Professor Neil Ferguson, whose computer model gave the UK government a pretext for the ongoing 'lockdown' now in place, was funded by 'The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation'.
Gates is a eugenicist, like his father before him. He is devoted full-time to two projects:
1) Getting everybody "chipped" (i.e. trackable, dependent, enslaved), and
2) Reducing the world's population.

Apr 04 06:09

'Unprecedented': Putin is testing British resolve during coronavirus crisis, warns expert

RUSSIA's 'unprecedented' decision to send seven state-of-the-art warships through the English Channel was a deliberate show of force by Vladimir Putin aimed at resting the UK's ability to respond in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a naval expert said.

Apr 03 04:08

British MoD refuses to reveal number of soldiers infected with Covid-19, despite moving troops around the world

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is declining to disclose how many of its personnel have been hit with the deadly coronavirus, despite flying its troops to countries that have imposed travel bans on UK travelers.

In the last two weeks, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has flown 30 of its planes – built to move military personnel around – from the UK to the US, Germany, Cyprus, Belize, Estonia and Finland – nations that have banned Britons from entering, according to Declassified UK.

Apr 02 11:31

Coronavirus con: Scammers are sending texts from 'UK Government' telling victims they have been 'fined' for going out too much or too far during lockdown to trick people into handing over their bank details

Scammers are targeting people with texts pretending to be from the UK government telling victims they have been 'fined' for going out too much or too far during the coronavirus lockdown.

The malicious message then goes on to try and trick recipients into handing over their bank details to the real senders using links to non-governmental websites.

According to UK cyber-crime reporting centre Action Fraud, the number of coronavirus-related scams has increased by 400 per cent in March.

Apr 02 04:32

New MI5 director general appointed at a time of acute crisis

The British Security Service (MI5) is set for a new director general as the country struggles to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Ken McCallum, who is of Scottish descent, is replacing Andrew Parker as the head of MI5 at the end of April.

The appointment of McCallum as the security service’s 18th director general coincides with a period of unprecedented disquiet and anxiety within MI5.

The crisis within MI5 prompted the Queen to undertake her first publicized visit to the organization last month in the hope of boosting the service’s sagging morale.

Apr 01 04:24

Britons warned to prepare for power blackouts in coronavirus lockdown

BRITONS face potential blackouts amid fears that staff shortages could leave power networks down during the coronavirus lockdown. Households across Britain are being warned to keep torches and warm clothing nearby in case of power cuts.

Apr 01 04:22

‘Piss-Off And Die’ – NHS Denies Own Worker Basic Care – He Dies At Home Alone Scared And Heartbroken

NHS won’t even cover his funeral arrangement, despite the fact that giving him gear could have prevented his contracting covid-19, and despite that as an employee of NHS he was nevertheless not entitled to the basic treatment that most British are told from infancy they are to expect to have – after all, they pay for it through taxes.

Mar 31 15:15

Households warned to prepare for BLACKOUTS by keeping torches and warm clothes nearby amid battle to keep the lights on

Britons have been warned of the potential for blackouts amid fears that staff shortages could lead to issues with the country's power network.

Fears have been raised that staff sickness during the coronavirus outbreak, mixed with the government's self-isolation rules, could lead to a shortage of engineers.

The National Grid insists that the network is able to cope, while industry chiefs have described it as 'one of the most reliable networks in the world'.

It comes as one electrical infrastructure firm has now written to some of its most vulnerable customers warning them to keep torches and warm clothes nearby in case of power cuts.

Mar 31 15:02

Give us a password clue, Boris! PM Johnson LEAKS cabinet Zoom meeting’s private ID as he tweets screenshot

Self-isolating British PM Boris Johnson has been left red-faced after making his UK cabinet Zoom meeting ID public on social media, prompting some to cheekily suggest they’ll join in next time if they can guess the password.

Johnson tweeted a screenshot of his Zoom meeting on Tuesday afternoon, in which ministers and key officials all appeared on a single screen via the video conferencing app to discuss the coronavirus crisis.

However, eagle-eyed observers, like Virgin Media News’ Richard Chambers, noticed that Johnson had been somewhat slack in maintaining tight security protocols by failing to hide the private ID number to access the meeting. It left many on Twitter dumbfounded that the prime minister could commit such a gaffe.

Mar 31 04:41

Khan’s London: Police Want Public to Report Coronavirus ‘Hate Crimes’

London’s Metropolitan Police Force is appealing to the public to report “hate crime related to the Covid-19 pandemic”.

“A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender, identity, race, or sexual orientation, religion, or any other actual or perceived difference,” intoned an officer identified as “Constable Paul” in the video message the Met shared to social media.

“It doesn’t just mean physical violence,” he assured potential hate reporters. “Someone using offensive language towards you, or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are, is also a crime,” he suggested.

Mar 30 04:51

Coronavirus: UK Police Target People Saying Mean Things, Walking In Public Parks

Police in the United Kingdom are working to battle the coronavirus pandemic by targeting people saying mean things and walking in public parks.

Mar 29 13:22

Britain faces years of austerity after government's massive coronavirus bailouts amid fears of 2.75million jobless by June and a 10% hit to GDP

Michael Gove hinted at looming austerity today amid grim warnings of a 10 per cent hit to GDP and the jobless total hitting 2.75million by June.

The Cabinet minister said it was right to put the UK into lockdown to limit the spread of the disease, even though it meant spiralling UK debt, as you cannot 'put a price on lives'.

But he said the massive hole left in the country's finances by rescue packages for workers and businesses will need to be paid off 'in due course'.

Mar 29 10:16

Neil Ferguson, the Scientist Who Convinced Boris Johnson of UK Covid Lockdown, Isn’t Very Bright

He was scaremongering that 150,000 people could die from the Mad Cow disease, separately it was on the basis of his flawed foot-and-mouth disease models that the UK ordered the destruction of a gigantic number of perfectly healthy animals costing farmer’s livelihoods and £10bn of totally needless economic damage

The scientist whose calculations about the potentially devastating impact of the coronavirus directly led to the countrywide lockdown has been criticised in the past for flawed research.

Professor Neil Ferguson, of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College in London, produced a paper predicting that Britain was on course to lose 250,000 people during the coronavirus epidemic unless stringent measures were taken. His research is said to have convinced Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his advisors to introduce the lockdown.

Mar 29 08:30

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

personal freedom in the history of our nation, Boris Johnson resolutely followed the scientific advice that he had been given. The advisers to the government seem calm and collected, with a solid consensus among them. In the face of a new viral threat, with numbers of cases surging daily, I’m not sure that any prime minister would have acted very differently.

But I’d like to raise some perspectives that have hardly been aired in the past weeks, and which point to an interpretation of the figures rather different from that which the government is acting on. I’m a recently-retired Professor of Pathology and NHS consultant pathologist, and have spent most of my adult life in healthcare and science – fields which, all too often, are characterised by doubt rather than certainty.

Mar 28 09:38

How the Hell Is This in Any Way, Shape or Form Proportional to the Actual Threat?

On 23rd March, the British Government put the entire country on lockdown risking incalculable consequences that could bring:

Economic meltdown
The mother of all financial crashes
Millions of job losses
Thousands of businesses going to the wall
Masses of people plunged into poverty
A huge deterioration in the mental health of millions
The potential deaths of thousands of old people left on their own with no carers (see the example of the Spanish care homes)
Mass civil unrest

Such enormous risks can surely only be justified if they are proportionate to threat. Are they?

Mar 27 12:42

Status of COVID-19

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As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

Mar 25 10:17

UK’s Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, suffering mild symptoms. He is self-isolating at his home in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, who does not have the virus, Clarence House has confirmed.

A statement released on Wednesday morning said that it was “not possible to ascertain” from whom His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales had caught the virus, but that he had been continuing to work from home “throughout the last few days as usual.”

Mar 24 08:21

UK internet capacity could be RATIONED to prioritise ‘critical’ apps and websites, experts reveal

BRITAIN'S internet capacity could be "rationed" to prioritise critical apps and websites, experts have told The Sun.

It comes as networks and apps reveal how the coronavirus crisis places new pressures on the UK's mobile and broadband infrastructure.

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