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Apr 14 09:02

More than one in ten Britons told they have Covid through lateral flow tests don't actually have the disease, official figures suggest

Since self-testing kits were put into mass use when schools in England reopened last month, 3,248 positive results have been found to be false by follow-up swab tests.

The controversial kits, which have irked scientists who warn they are less accurate when people swab themselves, are now available for free to all adults with no Covid symptoms.

But somewhere between 10 and 20 per cent of the positive results they give could be wrong, meaning people end up panicked and sent home from school or work unnecessarily.

Apr 14 08:55

Devastated mother demands answers after her son, 20, with muscular dystrophy suffered a seizure and died less than 12 hours after receiving a Pfizer jab

Luke Garrett, 20, suffered a fatal seizure brought on by a sudden spike in his temperature at his Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, home in February, his mother Tricia Garrett, 49, said.

Mr Garrett had muscular dystrophy and had been shielding for around a year so was 'excited' when his turn to get a vaccine meant he could finally 'live his life'.

But he died in the early hours of the morning the day after getting the jab, leaving his family 'devastated' and desperate for answers.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are investigating Mr Garrett's death - but there is no evidence of the jab causing seizures.

Mrs Garrett, 49, described 'foam coming out of his mouth' during his seizure - and told how she gave her dying son CPR as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

Apr 14 08:53

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms

The Health Secretary argued workers have a 'duty of care' to elderly residents because they are most at risk of dying from the virus.

Mr Hancock said industry bosses were united in their calls for a 'no jab, no job' policy, insisting good uptake was 'our route out of this pandemic'.

Apr 14 06:17

UK bill shielding soldiers from war crimes charges challenged in House of Lords

The British government’s attempts to shield its armed forces from prosecution for torture, war crimes and even genocide is facing stiff opposition in the upper house of the country’s parliament.

Its deeply controversial Overseas Operations Bill has enjoyed easy passage in the elected lower house, the Commons, partly because the government enjoys an 80-seat majority, and partly because the opposition Labour party had declined to oppose the measure.

In the unelected House of Lords, however - where the bill has been widely denounced as a dangerous and shameful measure - repeated attempts have been made to amend it to ensure serious crimes committed by the UK’s armed forces can still result in prosecution.

On Tuesday, an amendment moved by George Robertson, a former UK defence secretary and secretary-general of Nato, sought to remove torture, war crimes and genocide from the bill’s provisions, meaning these crimes would still be prosecuted.

Apr 14 05:11

Going Undergroud interview with Alistair Crooke former MI 6 Agent

Apr 13 19:44

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules

An update to England and Wales's contact tracing app has been blocked for breaking the terms of an agreement made with Apple and Google.

The plan had been to ask users to upload logs of venue check-ins - carried out via poster barcode scans - if they tested positive for the virus. This could be used to warn others.

The update had been timed to coincide with the relaxation of lockdown rules.

But the two firms had explicitly banned such a function from the start.

Apr 13 14:31

Now THIS Is Lousy Journalism by the Daily Mail

When it comes to Second Amendment issues, the Daily Mail has a very low bar to clear. Being based in the United Kingdom, it’s understandable if their coverage of the debate over our right to keep and bear arms has a few mistakes. But their coverage of Biden’s latest power grab just shows why loyal readers should point their friends and family to our coverage.

Apr 13 13:04

Britain’s establishment are gaslighting the peasants with plans for a new £190 million Duke of Edinburgh royal yacht

Plans have emerged to commission a £190 million tribute to Prince Philip in the shape of a new royal yacht, funded by the UK taxpayer. But the days of gaudy luxuries built for the royal family have to be consigned to the past.

Britain’s elite are transfixed by class, but are simultaneously utterly classless.

The country is reeling from a shambolic Covid-19 performance by the authorities and bungled Brexit negotiations. Northern Ireland is witnessing scenes reminiscent of The Troubles, as police are firebombed and attacked.

Prince Philip’s death came amid all of this and has further polarised the population. The BBC has received a record number of complaints for its wall-to-wall coverage, to the extent it has had to create a dedicated online portal.

With all this going on, it seems incredible that plans are afoot to commission a new royal yacht in Prince Philip’s name.

Apr 11 19:35

‘Ridiculously over the top’: BBC creates special complaint form as viewers decry ‘too much coverage’ of Prince Philip's death

The BBC has been inundated with a wave of complaints over its marathon coverage of the death of Prince Philip, even setting up a special page for viewers to voice their gripes about the outlet’s “excessive” reporting.

With the Duke of Edinburgh passing at the age of 99 on Friday, the British broadcaster kicked into overdrive, devoting ‘round-the-clock, wall-to-wall coverage to the late royal. But apparently finding the programming too much, viewers flooded the outlet with protests – so many that it created a new public complaint form specifically for that purpose.

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Joined by other outlets such as ITV and Sky News, the BBC scrapped its programming on several of its channels for most of Friday to cover the prince's death. An army of netizens took to Twitter to ridicule the media for what one said was “utterly, ridiculously, ludicrously, disproportionately over the top” coverage.

Apr 11 12:03

What caused 35,000 excess DEATHS in the UK and Ireland in January and February 2021?

In Ireland the online funeral platform RIP.IE lists 98% of the country’s funerals, making it possible to get accurate up to date data within days. In January the death rate increased by an alarming 30% percent; a trend that was still quite high throughout the month of February. The five year average for deaths in Ireland in January is 3204 people, yet this year- in the region of 4,100 died.

During the winter months of 2020 there was no excess mortality in Ireland, a pattern which continued up until January 7th. From that point onwards, the death rate suddenly increased by 15%; by the end of the next week it increased to 40%. By week four, the death rates were hovering at around 50% above normal. In total, about 900 additional people died; half of them nursing home residents.

Apr 10 21:20

Increase in suicide related calls at half of England's ambulance services over lockdown

In the first six months after lockdown, from March to November 2020, London Ambulance Service recorded 15,541 calls relating to suicide or attempted suicide. That compares to 11,703 calls over the same period in 2019.

In the first week alone of the second national lockdown in England (from November 5 to November 12) there were 644 calls, compared to 394 in the same week in 2019.

The picture in the West Midlands was similar with 4,806 calls from March to November 2020, compared to 2,955 in 2019. While the first week of the second lockdown saw 169 related calls, compared to 101 the year before.

Apr 10 21:19

Tragedy “unlike anything seen before” means Humber Bridge footpath must remain closed

The Humber Bridge Board has defended its decision to close the footpaths on the bridge, after six people died there in just one month.

Despite spending £250,000 on suicide prevention measures every year, the Humber Bridge was forced to close its footpaths indefinitely this week, after a tragic string of six deaths in one month.

Apr 09 12:17

UK: Ex-minister accuses pro-Israel lobbyists of 'disgusting interference'

A former UK foreign office minister has accused pro-Israel lobbyists of "the most disgusting interference" in British public life, and of negatively influencing the country's foreign policy in the Middle East.

Alan Duncan, a former Conservative MP and government minister until 2019, wrote in his newly published memoir that the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) had been responsible for pushing the country to adopt disproportionately anti-Palestinian and pro-Israel policies.

Founded in 1974, the CFI is a parliamentary group and unaffiliated organisation that supports the ruling Conservative Party and advocates for pro-Israel policies.

Speaking to journalist Michael Crick about his diaries for the MailPlus website, Duncan said the CFI had injected a "Netanyahu-type view of Israeli politics into our foreign policy", referring to Israel's right-wing prime minister. He added that it had lobbied to prevent him becoming Middle East minister at the foreign office.

Apr 09 08:31

'Big Brother' Mandates Brits At Pubs Register On Government Tracking App, Hand Over Phones

According to a report in the London Telegraph, anyone wishing to drink in a pub garden in Britain from Monday (only the outside areas will open) will be forced to hand over their phone to venue staff who must check the individual is registered on the government’s tracking app.

Venues will face fines of £1000 if they are found to be admitting people who have not registered on the NHS Test and Trace app with all their personal details and then scanned a QR code on entry to the outdoor portion of the venue.

Apr 09 08:01

Children are warned old tweets could ruin their lives: Backlash as it is revealed police are recording thousands of historic social media posts as non-crime 'hate incidents'

Children have been warned that old tweets and online comments could harm their career prospects, amid reports police are recording thousands of 'non-crime hate incidents'.

Figures uncovered by the Daily Telegraph reveal police have recorded more than 2,000 such incidents against those aged 16 and under in the last seven years.

Non-crime hate incidents involve reports of 'hostility towards religion, race or transgender identity' that are not classed as a crime.

Name-calling between students in a lesson that is not deemed a hate crime could instead be recorded a 'non-crime' incident, according to guidance issued by policing chiefs last year.

Even if police find no evidence that a crime has been committed, if anyone believes the incident was motivated by hate then officers are obliged to make a record.

These records, which stay on the system for six years, can show up on enhanced DBS checks.

Apr 09 07:58

The 'covert tactics' used to scare Britons into staying at home: How SAGE document called for increase in 'perceived threat' of Covid using 'hard hitting emotional messages'

A document presented to SAGE called for an increase in the 'perceived threat' of Covid using 'hard-hitting emotional messages', reports claim today.

Psychologists have accused Downing Street of using 'covert psychological strategies' to emphasise the threat from Covid-19 without contextualising the risks, the Telegraph reported.

It was said this created 'a state of heightened anxiety', adding many people became 'too frightened to attend hospital'.

Experts fear Britons have been the subject of an experiment in the use of tactics which operate 'below their level of awareness,' it was said.

They have now made a formal complaint to an organisation which will rule on whether Government advisers are guilty of a breach of ethics.

Apr 09 07:56

UK scientists: “Resurgence in hospitalisations and deaths is dominated by those that have received two doses of the vaccine.”

Hopes that life may soon be back to normal were dashed by Boris Johnson this week when he indicated that restrictions would remain in place to prevent a deadly third coronavirus wave.

Predictably, the announcement relied on unduly pessimistic modeling, which suggested a full release from lockdown in June could trigger a new wave of hospital admissions every bit as bad as the January peak and result in up to 59,900 deaths.

Now, buried down below in the article by the Telegraph:

"The resurgence in hospitalisations and deaths is dominated by those that have received two doses of the vaccine."

Yes, you did read that correctly. Third-wave deaths will predominantly be driven by people who have been vaccinated.

Apr 09 07:44

Bungled handling of Covid-19 pandemic exposes Britain shamefully riding roughshod over human rights, says Amnesty International

The UK likes to lecture other countries on how to behave, but it doesn’t fare well in the Amnesty International annual report on human rights, with its growing disregard for individual freedoms causing serious concern.

There is a sense of relief upon reaching Page 378 of the Amnesty International Annual Report for 2020/21, as you read the organisation's findings about the United Kingdom’s record on human rights. That relief soon vanishes.

Before that point, you would have encountered the evil the usual global basket cases have demonstrated over the past year. Those classic human rights infringements are there by the bucketload: the extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, detention and torture, egregious displays of discrimination against women, children, ethnic minorities, and lesbian, gay and transexual populations, denial of food, water, sanitation, education, and freedom of expression.

Apr 09 07:04

Fallout From Greensill Collapse Splatters British Government, Leaves Taxpayers With Big Losses

The collapse of UK-based supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital continues to reverberate. In Germany the private banking association has paid out around €2.7 billion to more than 20,500 Greensill Bank customers as part of its deposit guarantee scheme after the bank collapsed in early March. But the deposits of institutional investors such as other financial institutions, investment firms, and local authorities are not covered. Fifty municipalities are believed to be nursing losses of at least €500 million.

Apr 08 23:21

Backlash as holidaymakers face paying hundreds of pounds per trip for Covid tests

Families will have to pay £120 per person for 'gold standard' PCR kits for trips abroad under new travel guidelines

Bend over and spread em!

Apr 08 11:02

F.O.I Request shows 2,207 died within 28 days of having the Covid Vaccine in Scotland during February

A freedom of information request made to Public Health Scotland has revealed that 2,207 people died within twenty-eight days of having either the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA vaccine or the Oxford / AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine during the month of February.

Apr 08 05:31

SAGE Document Reveals ‘Covert’ Propaganda to Scare British Into Staying Home in Lockdown

Due to the heightened level of public outrage, mainstream media outlets are finally being forced to admit what they have been systematically covering-up now for 12 months – that Government have been involved in active psychological and information warfare measures against their own population.

In a document presented to the UK government’s ‘SAGE’ confab, a scientific group meant to advise government on pandemic policies, it was revealed how technocrats sought to increase the ‘perceived threat’ of COVID-19 using aggressive psychological ‘hard-hitting emotional messages’ in order to brainwash the public into compliance.

Upon hearing the official admission, some psychology professions have turned their sights on Downing Street, accusing bureaucrats of using “covert psychological strategies” in order to hype-up the threat of the virus, and offering no context as to the actual risk posed to the general public.

Apr 07 08:00

Laurence Fox vows to BAN Covid passports in the capital and promises 'no-mask mandate' - including for children in schools - as he launches London mayoral manifesto

London Mayoral hopeful Laurence Fox today vowed to ban Covid passports in the capital and promised a 'no-mask mandate' as he launched his manifesto.

The outspoken actor, who unveiled his policies in front of a bus with the message 'Free London', said he wanted to 'stop the child abuse' and remove face coverings from pupils in schools, even though the role does not include the power to introduce new laws.

Apr 07 07:37

Painkillers should not be prescribed for chronic pain with no known underlying cause

People with chronic pain that has no known cause should not be prescribed painkillers, health officials have said.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said that people with chronic primary pain should instead be offered a range of therapies including exercise programmes, psychological therapies, acupuncture and antidepressants.

Antidepressants????

Apr 07 06:36

UK Gov’t Secretly Planned for Vaccine Passports All Along: “We Know Best”

Despite repeatedly denying it for over a year, the UK government secretly planned to rollout COVID vaccine passports all along.

According to a report in The Guardian, the vaccine passport system was in advanced stages back in December at the very same time as UK government ministers were telling the public there were no plans for them.

Summit.news reports: The article cites a government report dated 17 December, originating from Swiss-based consultancy firm Zühlke Engineering, the same company involved with the UK NHS track and tracing app.

The Guardian notes that the document “details research into possible public attitudes to a Covid certificate, sometimes called a domestic Covid passport. This would use vaccination status, a recent negative Covid test or proof of coronavirus antibodies to allow people into potentially packed places when the country opens up.”

Apr 06 09:31

Hey Britain! No Vax, No Job!

Apr 06 08:14

Stop gas-lighting us, Boris, find some guts and give us back the freedoms that are our British birthright, writes DAN WOOTTON

Boris Johnson is now gas-lighting the entire British population.

The term – most connected these days with a form of domestic abuse – means manipulating a person by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

The rage and despair prompted by yesterday's depressing Downing Street announcement of the next stage of the UK's lockdown-lifting plan convinced me that's what's going on now.

Time and again the Prime Minister batted away questions about our future lives, liberties and freedoms as if we're spoiled brats asking our parents to reveal what they've bought us as a birthday present.

Apr 06 05:05

David Cameron 'blames Boris Johnson for his downfall': Former Prime Minister 'vented his fury' to minister Alan Duncan as his rival was on the brink of No10

A furious David Cameron accused Boris Johnson of 'ruining my bloody career', according to the explosive diaries of a former minister.

The ex-prime minister's frustration burst out on the eve of Mr Johnson's successful campaign to replace Theresa May in Downing Street.

Mr Cameron gave vent to his pent-up feelings at his fellow Old Etonian's rise to power over breakfast with Sir Alan Duncan. The incident on May 1, 2019 is revealed in the former Foreign Office minister's memoirs In The Thick Of It.

Apr 06 05:03

Why is Boris so scared? Tory MPs' fury at never-ending lockdown based on worst case SAGE projections of 'third wave' despite jabs. Most likely scenario is that deaths will stay in double figures even with ALL restrictions lifted

England's third wave of coronavirus when restrictions are lifted in June is likely to be a small fraction of the size of previous peaks and daily deaths will remain in double figures, according to the best projections from Number 10's scientists.

Modelling by Imperial College London academics — involving the notoriously gloomy 'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson — shows that daily deaths should stay below 100 in the event of an inevitable resurgence.

And thanks to the effects of vaccines, the team's most-likely scenario also estimated that coronavirus patients will take up 5,000 hospital beds during any future spike, far lower than the 30,000 occupied during the darkest days of January.

Apr 06 04:54

Toddlers in UK nurseries need to be taught about ‘white privilege’ because equality is not anti-racist enough, woke report claims

A radically woke report titled ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ says British toddlers need to be taught anti-racism, not just equality, pushing a divisive critical race agenda and the recently rejected notion of institutional racism.

The release of the report by the Early Years Coalition tells us all we need to know about the radical leftist agenda that is currently attempting to seize the debate on race in the UK. The woefully woke work from the coalition, which represents 16 early years organisations across the UK covering tens of thousands of children, offered its own take on how to teach at nurseries in its ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ document, flagged as “guidance by the sector for the sector” – an important note, as none of this is the idea of the government; it’s just their unsolicited view.

Apr 06 04:43

A Crisis Of Free Speech

Apr 05 08:19

Backlash over Boris's plan to test EVERYONE for Covid twice a week amid warnings surge in 'false positives' could derail lockdown easing and mass screening is a 'scandalous waste of money'

Boris Johnson is facing a backlash over plans to test everyone for coronavirus twice a week amid fears 'false positives' could cripple the country and the drive is a 'scandalous waste of money'.

The PM has announced a huge expansion of testing with free rapid kits made available to everyone in England from this Friday.

Mr Johnson said the multi-billion pound move can help the return to normality by picking up asymptomatic cases and identifying local outbreaks faster.

But concerns were immediately raised as when used on that scale the tests could wrongly label tens of thousands of people a week as having Covid - forcing them to isolate and get more reliable PCR checks to show they are clear.

Apr 05 04:04

UK: Political Judge Sentences Woman to Jail for Calling Holocaust A "Cash Cow"

‘I’m not sentencing you on the basis that you are anti-Semitic, I’m not sentencing you on the basis that you are a Holocaust denier,” said Westminster District judge Michael Snow, after doing exactly that.

This was Snow’s confusing message to 56-year-old Alison Chabloz, a political commentator who was dragged to court for stating that the Holocaust is an “eternal cash cow” on a podcast. She will be serving four and a half months in jail.

While Judge Snow has no legal basis for jailing a person specifically for comments critical of the Holocaust, he was able to exploit an open-ended and subjective “gross offense” law to punish Chabloz for comments questioning the Auschwitz gas chamber narrative and how the Jewish community uses the Holocaust story for political and financial gain.

Apr 03 12:18

Government Campaign Will Tell Brits Not to Hug Each Other

The UK government is about to launch a public relations campaign telling Brits not to hug each other even if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The campaign is being launched in response to concerns that people who have received the jab are violating social distancing rules.

Apr 02 19:47

UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access

Ministers are considering forcing Facebook to implement a backdoor to allow security agencies and police to read the contents of messages sent across its Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chat services.

Industry sources say they understand that the Home Office is threatening to use a special legal power called a technical capability notice to compel Facebook to develop a system to allow for the eavesdropping of messages.

The Open Rights Group, a privacy watchdog, said it feared that demanding backdoor access would mean “subjecting all our private messages to monitoring and surveillance on the assumption that we are all criminals”.

Apr 02 08:13

'What was the point in getting vaccinated?': Fury as Boris Johnson says people must not meet indoors over Easter - even if they've BOTH had two jabs - despite official US advice saying it IS safe and not even masks are needed

Furious Britons have slammed Boris Johnson's rule that two people must not meet indoors or stay overnight this Easter - even if they've both had two Covid jabs.

Scores of people were left questioning the point in getting vaccinated in the first place as the Prime Minister poured cold water on plans for extended meetings between families this weekend.

Apr 02 08:07

Clear Majority Of Brits Support "Vaccine Passports" To Go To The Pub, Poll Finds

Yet another poll has shown that a clear majority of Brits support mandatory ‘vaccine passports’ in order to be able to go to the pub, use public transport or even have a haircut.

A poll undertaken by Ipsos Mori asked respondents, “To what extent would you support or oppose the introduction of a vaccine passport?”

62% said they would support it to visit pubs or restaurants, while only 22% opposed the idea.

Apr 02 04:48

Top UK health adviser admits lockdowns won't make Covid disappear & society will have to ‘manage it like the flu’

Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has conceded that Covid-19 lockdowns can't go on forever and won't eliminate the virus anyway – a view that might have helped before Britons endured months of draconian restrictions.

“Covid is not going to go away,” Whitty said in a Royal Society of Medicine webinar on Thursday. “This is now a disease that for the rest of our careers is going to be around. So, it is clear that we are going to have to manage it, at some point, rather like we manage the flu.”

Apr 02 04:16

Chris Whitty says Britain will treat Covid 'like the flu' in future but warns we will be vulnerable to the disease for another TWO YEARS and says a vaccine-resistant variant WILL emerge

Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as the flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today.

England's chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with new variants.

He warned it was 'absolutely certain' a Covid strain will eventually emerge that will be able to infect vaccinated people, and could lead to a fresh surge in the virus if it is allowed to spread without restriction. He said this could send Britain 'back to square one'.

Apr 01 11:13

SSE customers wonder if they have been April Fooled as smart meters say they have been charged £42,000 for a day's worth of energy

Thousands of energy company customers have woke up to wonder if they have been April Fooled after their smart meters warned they had been charged £42,000 for a day's worth of energy.

Confused users have been sharing images of their readings onto social media this morning.

The energy giant has confirmed to at least one customer that it is not a prank, but in fact a technical glitch.

Apr 01 10:52

Supreme Court Judge Expects People Will Be Forced To Wear Masks, Stay Home For TEN YEARS

British former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption has warned that “social controls” brought about by the coronavirus pandemic may be kept in place by governments for up to a decade.

“It’s politically unrealistic to expect the Government to backtrack now,” commented Sumption, who has been highly critical of the government’s ‘totalitarian’ lockdown policies.

The judge compared the reaction to rationing after the Second World War, which went on for nine years, adding that this time “I think it may be even longer.”

Apr 01 07:20

Travellers will be ‘ethnically cleansed’ by the British government’s draconian law proposals that criminalise their way of life

Most of the controversy over the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has raged around its effect on protests, yet very little attention is being given to how it will decimate a historic way of life for thousands of people.

Britain is more divided than at any other time in living memory. There are protests about protests, exemplified by the wave of reaction following the police action at the public vigil for murder victim Sarah Everard. It has also been heightened by a mammoth piece of legislation engineered by Home Secretary Priti Patel, The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Predictably, there’s been a backlash, mainly because it allows the police to control the start and end times of demonstrations even if they only have one member, which some feel is an eradication of the right to protest.

Mar 31 08:56

Number of Pregnant Women suffering Miscarriage after having Covid Vaccine increases by 483% in just 7 weeks

According to the eighth report released by the UK Government on adverse reactions to the Covid vaccines, using data inputted to the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme up to the 14th March 2021, there has been a 550% increase since the 24th January in the number of women who have lost their unborn child after having the Pfizer vaccine, bringing the total to 26. This is devastating.

Sadly there is also 1 report of a premature baby sadly dying after the mother had the Pfizer vaccine.

The AstraZeneca jab has also caused unnecessary pain to expectant mothers. As of the 14th March there has been a 350% increase since the 24th January in the number of women to suffer a miscarriage, bringing the total to 9.

Mar 31 06:47

GOVERNMENT MINISTER SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD “CALL OUT” OTHERS FOR HUGGING THEIR LOVED ONES

A government minister appeared on morning television to urge Brits to “call out” others if they were seen engaging “in an odd way,” such as hugging their loved ones.

Yes, really.

Nigel Huddleston, the UK’s minister for tourism and sport, made the remarks during an interview spot on BBC Breakfast.

“Despite the temptation, please don’t risk the health of your loved ones by actually hugging them,” said Huddleston, before going on to suggest that people should intervene if they witness such dreadful behavior.

Mar 31 06:09

PROPAGANDA BY OMISSION: LIBYA, SYRIA, VENEZUELA AND THE UK

We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is in league with, the world’s number one terrorist threat: the United States of America. Corporate media propaganda plays a key role in keeping things that way.

Ten years ago this month, the US, UK and France attacked oil-rich Libya under the fictitious cover of ‘humanitarian intervention’. The bombing was ‘justified’ by Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy by the supposed imminent massacre of civilians in Benghazi by forces under Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. As we have documented previously, the propaganda claims were fraudulent.

Mar 31 05:21

UK abortion center that failed to report ‘serious incidents’ to close this year

An abortion clinic in Brighton that performed over 3,100 abortions in 2019 will be closing later in the year.

According to the latest available data, the BPAS Wistons Clinic in Brighton, run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, was responsible for 3,149 abortions in 2019, making it the 12th largest abortion clinic in England and Wales in terms of the total number of abortions performed. The official figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show that a total of 9,379 abortions have taken place at the clinic between 2017 and 2019.

The closure of the clinic has been confirmed by a senior member of Brighton & Hove City Council.

The building, at the Junction of Dyke Road and Old Shoreham Road in Brighton, is now for sale for £3,000,000.

Mar 31 05:02

More than a fifth of small UK exporters have temporarily halted EU sales

More than a fifth of small British exporters have temporarily halted sales to the European Union and 4% have done so permanently, a survey showed on Monday, highlighting problems that have followed the Brexit trade deal.

A trade agreement between London and Brussels that came into force on Jan. 1 has caused disruption and delays for some companies having to deal with new bureaucracy and rules.

In the survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), 30 out of 132 exporters said they had stopped sales to the European Union temporarily, while five reported having done so permanently.

Just over one in 10 said they had set up, or were thinking of establishing, a presence within an EU country, the research, conducted between March 1 and 15, showed.

“Those that do business internationally are being hit with some incredibly demanding, unfamiliar paperwork,” said FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry.

Mar 31 04:59

British Covid scientists are set to rake in £150million as biotech firm they founded, Oxford Nanopore, releases plans for £2.3BILLION stock market float

A team of British Covid scientists are set to rake in millions after a biotech firm they founded unveiled plans for a £2.3billion stock market float.

Gordon Sanghera, 60, Hagan Bayley, 70, and Spike Willcocks, 44, could pocket up to £150 million between them if Oxford Nanopore - the firm they founded - exceeds its predicted value.

Oxford Nanopore helped to sequence the virus that causes Covid-19 and was awarded a £113 million Government testing contract last year.

Mar 31 04:38

Libya’s Assets Stolen: How the UK is Capitalizing on the Libyan People’s Money

Neither the late Muammar Gaddafi nor the citizens of Libya have access to the whopping £12 billion in assets the former head of state had in the UK, but Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has collected around £17 million in taxes on the assets since 2016, according to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s latest report.

The disclosure has prompted some British lawmakers to demand that London use the money earned in interest on the frozen accounts to compensate the victims of the Irish Republican Army (IRA); the organization was supplied with weapons and explosives by the Gaddafi government in the 1980s.

Mar 30 04:09

UK Govt to Force Social Media Firms to Purge Content That Would Be ‘Illegal on the Street’

Boris Johnson’s Culture Secretary has stated that social media companies will be mandated by the government to remove content that would be “illegal on the street” as a part of the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

Oliver Dowden said that so-called hate speech will be covered in the upcoming legislation which is set to impose further limits on online free speech in Britain.

“The most important provision of that is to make what’s illegal on the street, illegal online, and to make sure that social media companies have proper regimes in place to remove illegal content,” the Culture Secretary told Times Radio.

Dowden said that if social media companies fail to police online hate then they will face fines of “up to 10 per cent of their global revenue”.

“If you think of a large social media company, I won’t choose one to name, but they have multi-billion pounds worth of revenue. That is a very strong sanction for racism,” he explained.

Mar 30 03:32

UK minister tells Brits to ‘call out’ others for doing ‘odd’ things like HUGGING loved ones as lockdown eases

Nigel Huddleston, the UK’s minister for tourism and sport, was criticised for telling Brits to call out their friends and family when they see them doing something “odd” like hugging a loved one, as lockdown rules begin to ease.

During an interview with BBC Breakfast on Monday, Huddleston said, “Despite the temptation, please don’t risk the health of your loved ones by actually hugging them.”

“Also, if you see somebody behaving in a slightly odd way, then maybe call them out on it in a respectful way, because sometimes some people just forget,” he continued, adding that though it may be “a little bit awkward” to turn down or police hugs, “in these circumstances it’s the right thing to do.”

Mar 29 06:29

Stanley Johnson slams Nigel Farage for 'totally unforgivable' suggestion that he takes money from China after PM's father said it was 'absolutely vital' to work with Beijing

Boris Johnson’s father Stanley last night hit back at questions by Nigel Farage over his links to China.

In his interview, Mr Farage suggests that the Prime Minister was pro-Beijing because of the attitude of his Sinophile brothers, Max and Jo, and Stanley, of whom he said: ‘There is the ever more mysterious role of Stanley, who appears to have been acting as an interlocutor between the previous Chinese ambassador and No 10, running messages back and forth...would it be unfair to ask whether he financially benefits out of these pronouncements he’s making?’

Mar 29 06:27

Boris Johnson pledges to create G7 rival to Beijing's Belt and Road global economic expansionism

Boris Johnson has pledged to combat China's economic expansionism by setting up a rival to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative – a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organisations.

The Prime Minister addressed five MPs and members of the House of Lords hit by sanctions from Beijing – including former party leader Iain Duncan Smith – telling them that he was planning to commit 'hundreds of millions of pounds' alongside other G7 countries.

Hosting the parliamentarians, all members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, in the No 10 garden, he said: 'China has been buying up great chunks of the world, and indebting countries across Africa.

'We need to give the developing world a choice between their system and ours.'

Mar 29 06:17

Matt Hancock’s UK Health Security Agency would be the worst April Fool’s ever – except he isn’t joking

The UK Health Secretary confirmed this week that a new ‘UK Health Security Agency’ was being set up on April 1, thus marking the next stage in Britain’s transformation into a repressive bio-security state.

Back in 1957, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama (well, it was then) showed a short three-minute film of a family in Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from a family ‘spaghetti tree.’ People rang up the BBC switchboard afterwards for advice on growing their own spaghetti. They should have paid closer attention to the date of the broadcast. The first of April. Yes, it was an ‘April Fool.’ One of the best in history.

Mar 26 05:50

Nigel Farage: We are on the verge of an immigration explosion

Mar 26 05:32

Battle for the galaxy: New paper reveals how UK is making extensive plans for war in space

Space battles are the stuff of science fiction, but recent technological and political developments have done much to make the prospect an ever more likely reality – and it’s clear the UK wants to get in on the action.

On March 22, the UK government published its Defence Command Paper 2021, a 76-page document offering further clarity on the previous week’s Integrated Review, which outlined London’s grand vision for its “role in the world over the next decade” in respect of military and intelligence capabilities and operations.

An accompanying foreword authored by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace – former British Army soldier and director of military technology firm QinetiQ, who has previously condoned torture – spells out the paper’s disturbing dimensions in some detail.

Mar 26 05:31

Chinese Foreign Ministry Announces Sanctions on 'Relevant UK Individuals and Entities'

Earlier, the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on Beijing based on allegations of human rights abuse in Xinjiang. The move was slammed by China as "based on nothing but lies and disinformation."

China's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that it will impose sanctions on several UK entities and individuals, following allegations of human rights abuse in the region of Xinjiang.

Beijing sanctioned nine persons, among them Tom Tugendhat, Iain Duncan Smith, Neil O'Brien, David Alton, Tim Loughton, Nusrat Ghani, Helena Kennedy, Geoffrey Nice and Joanne Nicola Smith Finley. The four entities that were subjected to Beijing sanctions are the China Research Group, the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, the Uyghur Tribunal and the Essex Court Chambers.

Mar 26 05:26

Covid laws are extended until SEPTEMBER: Boris sees off Tory rebellion as MPs vote 484 to 76 to KEEP draconian measures in place - despite deaths falling 33% in a week and hospitalisations plummeting

Coronavirus laws will remain in place until September after MPs voted overwhelmingly for an extension today, despite a Tory rebellion.

The Commons voted 484 to 76, a majority of 408, in favour of keeping the powers in place into the autumn, despite Matt Hancock admitting he cannot rule out trying to renew them again.

Kicking off the debate in the Commons the Health Secretary was unable to guarantee it was the last time MPs would be asked to roll-over the powers, which are largely unprecedented in peace time.

Mar 25 08:24

Bank transfer scam losses rise to nearly half a billion pounds: Criminals cash in on coronavirus crisis and refunds are refused in 53% of cases

  • Losses to so-called authorised push payment scams rose by 5% in 2020
  • Cases of impersonation and investment fraud increased thanks to the lockdown
  • Blameless victims are supposed to get their money back under a 2019 code
  • But this is happening just 47% of the time suggesting it is not working properly

Losses to bank transfer fraud rose 5 per cent last year to nearly £480million as criminals cashed in on the coronavirus pandemic, but victims continued to be left out of pocket more than half of the time.

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Cases of so-called authorised push payment scams rose 22 per cent to just under 150,000 in 2020, according to figures from the banking trade body UK Finance.

Scams which involved fraudsters impersonating bank staff, police officers or other companies and those which saw victims roped into 'get rich quick' or other investment scams were among the types of APP fraud which soared amid the pandemic.

Mar 25 05:22

UK Lockdown One Year On: It Doesn't Work, It Never Worked, & It Wasn't Supposed To Work

And so we come to March 23rd, and lockdown’s first birthday. Or, as we call it here, the longest two weeks in history.

1 year. 12 calendar months. 365 increasingly gruelling days.

It’s a long time since “2 weeks to flatten the curve”, became an obvious lie. Sometime in July it turned into a sick joke. The curve was flattened, the NHS protected and the clapping was hearty and meaningful.

…and none of it made any difference.

This was not a sacrifice for the “greater good”. It was not a hard decision with arguments on both sides. It was not a risk-benefit scenario. The “risks” were in fact certainties, and the “benefits” entirely fictional.

Because Lockdowns don’t work. It’s really important to remember that.

Even if you subscribe to the belief that “Sars-Cov-2” is a unique discrete entity (which is far from proven), or that it is incredibly dangerous (which is demonstrably untrue), the lockdown has not worked to, in any way, limit this supposed threat.

Mar 25 04:50

OUTRAGEOUS TYRANNY: UK FORCES ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO SUBMIT TO EXPERIMENTAL INJECTIONS. NO END

Mar 25 04:46

‘I’m done, Britain’: When a copper pens a heartfelt resignation letter like this, it shows we live in a warped and broken society

"I’m a cop of 20 years. I’m leaving. I’m done.

“I’m done with duplicitous liars and twisters of the truth in Parliament, who destroyed policing to further their own careers. I’m done with those charlatans and snake-oil salesmen and women who spread their bile. Whose acid eats away at society, its values and future. I’m done with the utter lack of consequences of their corruption.

“I’m done with the duplicitous liars and twisters of truth in the media and ‘journalism’ with their spin, lies, misrepresentation and half-truths. I’m done with their 24-hours news, their Twitter echo chambers, their pile-on tactics and agendas, to invent the next big story or extend the life of the old one. I’m done with their sickening pretence that they are on some crusade to make the world a better place.

Mar 25 00:05

Covid-19: Pubs could require vaccine passports - Boris Johnson

Pub goers could be asked to provide a vaccine certificate, Boris Johnson has told MPs, saying it "may be up to individual publicans".

A review is looking into whether people should have to prove they have been vaccinated, as lockdown measures ease.

A government source told the BBC that the option of allowing people to show a negative test was also being looked at.

Mar 24 22:18

Rare daytime fireball meteor creates massive sonic boom over UK

A rare daytime fireball meteor triggered a loud sonic boom across parts of the United Kingdom and France over the weekend.

The sonic boom occurred at 2:50 p.m. local time on Saturday (March 20) and was reportedly heard in southwest England, Wales and northern France, according to Sky News. At first, most people assumed that the noise was the result of fighter jets, but the Ministry of Defence quikcly announced that this couldn't have been the case, according to the BBC.

However, a handful of people on Twitter said they had witnessed a bright flash of light across the sky at the same time, and thanks to satellite images, it was later confirmed to be a fireball meteor, according to the BBC.

The meteor was a bolide — the largest and brightest type of fireball meteor — and would have needed to be "very large" to be visible during the day, Richard Kacerek, from the UK Meteor Observation Network of amateur astronomers, told the BBC.

Mar 24 16:53

Ex-Cabinet minister David Davis says the Government's vaccine passport plan could be ILLEGAL and warns pubs, theatres and football stadiums will 'run straight into a court case' if they rollout their own 'no jab, no entry' requirements

David Davis today warned domestic vaccine passports could be illegal and firms which implement their own 'no jab, no entry' schemes will 'run straight into a court case'.

The Government is currently examining how a so-called 'Covid status certification' system could work as part of its efforts to get life back to normal.

The documents would provide a formal record of whether someone has had a vaccine or if they have recently been tested for coronavirus, with that data potentially then used to determine access to services and events.

Mr Davis told MPs that under the law such a policy would likely result in indirect discrimination and 'that is illegal'.

Mar 24 05:07

Britain’s year of lockdowns has been marked by the elite’s incompetence, hypocrisy and utter disdain for the masses

The UK’s response to Covid has been marred by mistakes, but arguably a bigger frustration has been the elite’s blatant rule-breaking, with mistresses, eye tests and second homes all used as excuses to break lockdown.
It’s a year to the day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed the world’s fifth-biggest economy to shut down. He told British citizens to stay at home, and closed the UK.

In the blink of an eye, London, where I am based, went from a global metropolis to a ghost town. Streets were deserted, all future plans were scrapped and life ground to a halt.

Johnson announced, “Each and every one of us is now obliged to join together, to halt the spread of this disease.”

That bookends seamlessly with his one-year anniversary announcement, nicknamed ‘The Stanley Johnson loophole’. It allows Britons to leave the country to tend to homes they own in foreign lands. The name apes Boris’s dad breaching the rules to fly to his Greek villa last July.

Mar 23 05:03

Foreign holidays will be ILLEGAL from Monday: New Covid laws mean £5,000 fines for anyone leaving the UK without 'reasonable excuse' - and restrictions could last for some holiday hot-spots all summer

Travellers face a £5,000 fine for going abroad on holiday when a ban on leaving the UK without 'reasonable excuse' comes into force on Monday.

The threat of fines has been extended until the end of June, making foreign summer holidays look increasingly unlikely as a third wave of coronavirus sweeps across Europe.

And France is likely to be added to a 'red list' of countries requiring hotel quarantine by the end of the week.

Health officials are increasingly concerned by a surge in cases of the South African Covid variant across the Channel.

A senior minister even suggested the whole of the Continent could be put on the red list because of the botched vaccine rollout.

Mar 23 05:02

534 Dead 330,063 Reported Injured following COVID19 Experimental Vaccine Injections in the U.K.

The UK Government’s reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released their latest report today, March 18, 2021.

The report covers data collected from December 9, 2020, through March 7, 2021, for the two experimental COVID vaccines currently in use in the U.K. from Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

They report a total of 534 deaths and 330,063 injuries.

Mar 22 05:56

COMPLETE CHAOS Breaks OUT IN BRISTOL, UK: War Against The Police – Vehicles Torched, Station Ransacked, K9s Hit with Mortar

Complete chaos broke out in Bristol, UK due to a bill that would expand police powers and install harsher penalties on protestors.

K-9’s are being hit with mortars, and police vehicles are being set on fire.

Mar 22 05:34

Delingpole: BoJo’s Dodgy Science Advisors Have Staged a ‘Covert Coup’

Looking forward to your summer holiday? Well, it may not happen if Neil Ferguson (aka Professor Pantsdown) gets his way. The disgraced computer modeller from Imperial College has been warning on BBC radio about yet another deadly COVID-19 variant.

According to the Daily Mail:

Professor Ferguson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Perhaps of more concern for the UK though is that some countries are notably seeing a significant fraction, five to 10 per cent of cases, of the South African variant.

“When infection levels go up in France, to 30,000 cases a day, that implies there’s at least 1,500 to 2,000 cases a day of the South African variant. That is the variant we really do want to keep out of the UK.”

Mar 22 05:17

Boris Johnson’s nuclear folly

As a former colonial subject, I can’t say I am well-disposed towards Britain. But I entertain no malice and tried to be objective while reading the British government’s latest 100-plus pages, “Global Britain in a competitive age: The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”, available at the government’s website.

Glad they managed to stick in that catchphrase “global Britain” after Brexit. The review sets out British security priorities at least for the rest of this decade. For British people’s sake, I seriously hope not.

I don’t want to criticise, only to understand. That has proved tough going, given the bundle of inconsistencies and incoherence in the review. Before British lawmakers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said China should reduce its nuclear arsenal – while Britain will raise its own, against previous commitments at reduction.

Mar 22 02:37

Divorcing barrister couple blow £100,000 on bitter battle over their £1million home - only to be told it is worthless because of cladding

Divorcing barrister couple spent £100,000 fighting over their £1million home before it was declared to be worthless because it has Grenfell-style cladding.

The debt-laden couple spent the huge sum on legal fees to claim their respective stakes in the London flat.

But their courtroom battle ended in disaster when the family home was found to be fitted with cladding outlawed because of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. This gave it a grand worth of exactly zero pounds.

A judge ended the costly fight with a ruling that has given the couple – both themselves high-earning lawyers – three years to deal with the cladding problem before they settle up with each other

Mar 21 08:00

‘Stop destroying our kids' lives!’ Clashes, arrests as thousands protest against Covid lockdown in London (VIDEOS)

At least 33 people have been arrested for ‘breaching Covid regulations’ amid scuffles with riot police after thousands marched through central London in defiance of national lockdown and restrictions.

The anti-lockdown rally started as a peaceful march on Saturday afternoon, under the watchful eye of hundreds of police, but eventually turned ugly after the officers began detaining people while the protesters actively resisted and some even pelted them with bottles.

Mar 21 07:45

‘The unblinking eye’: Boris Johnson confirms British citizens are 24/7 targets of government military & intelligence cyber ops

Boris Johnson has unveiled some eyebrow-raising upgrades to Britain’s defence and foreign policies, which include propaganda campaigns aimed at its own people to ‘deliver cognitive impacts’ – i.e. making them think ‘correctly’.

The UK government’s long-awaited ‘Integrated Review’ has finally been released. Officially billed as “a comprehensive articulation” of London’s “national security and international policy,” it intends to “[shape] the open international order of the future.”

An audacious ambition indeed, and the Review’s pledges are certainly bold – among other things, Whitehall is now committed to increasing the total number of nuclear warheads at its disposal to 260, reversing a 2010 decision to reduce the stockpile to 180. The volte face is attributed to an allegedly “evolving security environment,” seemingly a veiled reference to China’s growing economic and military might.

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Mar 21 00:12

Revealed: the grim list of sex abuse claims against Metropolitan police

An extraordinary catalogue of sexual misconduct allegations against Metropolitan police officers, including claims that one had sex with a rape victim and another assaulted a domestic abuse survivor, are revealed in documents obtained by the Observer.

The disclosures will intensify pressure on the Met after its officers manhandled women at last Saturday’s vigil for Sarah Everard where hundreds demanded the right to be safe on London’s streets.

Organisers of the vigil on Clapham Common subsequently accused the force of losing the faith of women and being unable to tackle its “institutional misogyny”.

Campaigners said the latest revelations amplified concern among women that the police cannot be trusted to protect their safety.

Mar 20 20:01

Give us our cash back! Furlough fury over super-rich – including scions of the Gucci and Graff dynasties – who are worth a total of £19 billion, but still demand British taxpayers’ money to pay their workers

Although none is breaking rules, critics argued that allowing such incredibly wealthy people to take advantage of the scheme went against its spirit and would anger hard-working taxpayers who are footing the bill.

Conservative MP Alexander Stafford, who sits on the Commons Business Select Committee, hit out, saying: ‘The furlough scheme was never meant to allow companies to abrogate all responsibility. Those who could afford not to take the money should not have done so, and if they did they have a moral duty to pay the money back. The taxpayer should not be subsidising well-off companies with a scheme that was designed to save jobs.’

Mar 20 19:59

How the heck did Britain come to be ruled by such finger-wagging Bossy Boots? QUENTIN LETTS dares to say in a new book what we’ve all been secretly thinking

We have been infantilised. Wash your hands, don’t eat sweets, no outdoor games. Wear your masks, bend that knee. Comply. Conform. It has been a bossy year.

Supermarket Tannoys told shoppers they were heroes, simply for standing 6ft apart and then said they couldn’t buy tampons because those were ‘non-essential items’.

Ministers, officials and scientists ceased caring about popular will and started imposing their own.

We were no longer ruled by the elected legislature. We had government by bossocracy: a caste of pooh-bahs who thought they knew best.

The supernatural may nowadays be little considered by officialdom, but it has been replaced by the deity of bossy correctitude, whose activists impose their views with moral terrorism. What the hell is happening to our country?

Mar 20 00:15

Boris Johnson gets AstraZeneca vaccine and says ‘I didn’t feel a thing’ as EU nations U-turn on jab

I have seen numerous videos of people getting the jab on the corporate media. Why do we only see photos of Boris supposedly getting the jab?

Mar 19 09:05

‘No causal link’ as five UK men suffer rare blood clot after AstraZeneca jab. Laugh or you’ll cry

Five men in the UK have suffered an “extremely rare” blood clot problem after having the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, though no causal link with the jab has been established, the medicines regulator has said.

The men, aged 19 to 59, have experienced a specific type of blood clot in the brain together with low blood platelet count. One of the five has since died.

There are no details yet on whether any of them had underlying health conditions.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare” and there was a possibility they could have been caused by Covid itself.

Mar 18 13:26

New nightmare for Cressida Dick after it emerges Met police officer guarding Sarah Everard murder scene 'sent inappropriate WhatsApp messages to colleagues about her killing'

The probationary Met constable, who had been deployed as a cordon officer supporting the search operation in Kent, is said to have shared a meme showing images of a uniformed officer abducting a woman. Horrified fellow officers reported the rookie officer’s actions because they were concerned by its content. The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was made aware on Friday.

The latest incident adds to the pressure faced by Met Commissioner Cressida Dick as she battles calls to resign over her force’s ‘heavy handed’ crackdown on a vigil for Ms Everard on Clapham Common on Saturday and the investigation into murder suspect Wayne Couzens.

Couzens, a serving Metropolitan Police officer was charged with Ms Everard’s murder and kidnap after she disappeared as she walked home to Brixton from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on March 3.

Mar 18 12:54

Delingpole: UK Rapidly Moving Toward Police State Tyranny

Britain will take a step closer to police state tyranny this week when parliament passes a bill that will effectively end the cherished, longstanding tradition of ‘the right to protest.’

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 has been described by one MP as ‘a major step on the road to authoritarianism and suppression of dissent’ and by a leading criminal barrister as ‘absolutely crazy’ and ‘really scary.’

I wake up this morning full of foreboding for our country.
Today’s Policing Bill isn’t about the traditional idea of law based on consent.
It’s about a major step on the road to authoritarianism and suppression of dissent.

— Jon Trickett MP (@jon_trickett) March 15, 2021

Soon you will not be allowed to protest about the removal of your right to protest.

— Chris Daw QC (@crimlawuk) March 15, 2021

Mar 18 10:18

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

The British Museum is the proud possessor of some of Greece’s most ancient and priceless artefacts. In the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence it is meet to reflect on what wonders Greece has wrought and whether there ought to be a restitution of the Ancient Greek monuments that are now held far from Greece.

How did these friezes from Athens come to be in London? Cast your mind back over 200 years. Greece was a province of the Ottoman Empire. Proud Ellas had been subjugated by the Turks in the 15th century. The Orthodox Christians were reduced to dhimmi status. Many Hellenes resolved to endure the galling yoke of Ottoman oppression no longer. They valiantly battled against overwhelming odds to cast off the heavy shackles cast in Istanbul.

Mar 17 07:27

COVID Live Updates: UK PM Johnson Says He Will 'Definitely' Have AstraZeneca Vaccine in Near Future

According to Johns Hopkins University, over 120.5 million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus across the world, while the global death toll from the pandemic has now reached 2.67 million.

The US remains the worst-hit country in the world, confirming over 29.5 million infected and 536,000 deaths. The nation is followed by Brazil with 11.6 million cases and a death toll of over 282,000.

India has the third-highest number of cases (11.4 million infections, over 158,000 fatalities), while Mexico has the third-highest death toll in the world (over 194,000 deaths, with 2.1 million cases having been detected in the country).

Mar 17 07:23

House of Commons passes ‘draconian’ policing bill that vastly expands protest crackdown & boosts penalties for ‘public disorder’

Legislation vastly expanding the UK government’s powers to suppress peaceful protests for the sake of public order, promoted by Home Secretary Priti Patel, has been backed by the House of Commons after heated debate.

Lawmakers voted 359 to 263 to pass the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on its second reading on Tuesday. After clearing the Commons, it’s set for consideration in the House of Lords.

Spanning nearly 300 pages, the legislation proposes a wide range of stiff measures, including harsher punishments for serious offences and granting judges the power to slap those convicted of child murder with life in prison, among other things.

Perhaps most controversial is the bill’s section on “public order,” which calls for a new nuisance law that would threaten up to 10 years behind bars for anyone causing “serious annoyance or inconvenience” in public, making it a criminal offence.

Mar 17 06:26

Britain is punching above its weight and living in the past as it announces plans to build nuclear warheads and take on China

The UK’s new foreign policy review features some ambitious ideas to contain China. But post-Brexit, with trade plunging, it’s not realistic, and smacks of a country still looking back wistfully at its empire days.

Boris Johnson has confirmed Britain’s intentions to tilt towards the Indo-Pacific with a primary focus on China in the UK’s latest security and foreign policy review.

Although the comprehensive document and its tone were not specifically anti-Beijing and acknowledged that Britain’s trading relationship with China was important, it branded the country as a “systemic” competitor in a region which it termed as the “geopolitical” future of the world and a challenge to the UK’s “values.” It also set out an ambition to increase the number of nuclear warheads in the country while challenging China on human rights.

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