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Aug 30 14:57

New Britain: 1 in 20 Adults Have Reading Level of a 5-Yr-Old

"A quarter of British adults have literacy levels so low they would struggle to read a bus timetable, new research has found."

Here's one of those articles which makes no sense unless you understand the implications of mass immigration from the Third World.

Aug 30 14:27

The Muslim Brotherhood's divisive dress code for women

Nureddin Sabir says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, including the controversial swimwear, the “burkini”, is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and should concern everyone of us.

Aug 30 13:39

UK Police Spark Fury After Dodging Questions About Bahrain

The UK police have come under heavy fire for refusing to shed more light on their ties with the Bahraini regime, which is accused of massive violations of human rights.

The British College of Policing (CoP), which sets standards for the UK police and offers international training deals, has recently tried to dodge a freedom of information request to elaborate on a deal to train Bahraini officers, The Guardian reported Monday.

Aug 30 11:51

UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Censures NEC In Defense Of Corbyn

The British shadow foreign secretary has accused the Labour Party figures of attempts to “quash” Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and put “members back in their box.”

In a Facebook post on Monday, Emily Thornberry denounced the party’s national executive committee (NEC), voicing support for Corbyn despite scores of resignations in his shadow cabinet.

Aug 30 10:15

Cameron 'gave pay rise of 24% to some special advisers' before resignation | Former PM bumped up salaries of some advisors by £18,000 at a time when public pay sector pay rises were capped at 1%

David Cameron gave some of his special advisers bumper pay rises just months before they were given generous severance packages, it has been reported.
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The former prime minister upped the salary of some of his advisers by as much as £18,000 – or up to 24%, according to an analysis by Civil Service World.

Aug 29 15:47

Over 10,000 Migrants ‘Smuggled’ Into Britain Annually: Report

More than 10,000 migrants are being smuggled into the UK every year, security officials say, underlining the British government’s lack of control over the country’s borders.

Security officials in the French city of Calais told British media on Sunday that each week nearly 200 migrants from the city enter the UK undetected, while hiding in trucks.

Aug 29 15:14

Notting Hill Carnival: 4 Stabbed, 105 Arrested As Twerking Cop Parties With Women

London’s Notting Hill Carnival is celebrating its 50th anniversary, but among the colorful costumes and vibrant music have been four stabbings – one of which left a 15-year-old fighting for his life in hospital. Over 400 people have sought medical help.

Aug 29 13:48

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond Works Against May To Slow Brexit

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond is trying to put a halt to the British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for the country to leave the European Union as quickly as possible.

Despite her wishes, Hammond is resisting attempts to speed up Brexit, arguing he wants to ensure that the UK’s financial services sector is protected in advance of quitting the EU.

Aug 29 07:25

90pc of bank customers unaware their income details are tracked and shared - and it's legal

In a poll of more than 4,000 readers, nine out of ten said they "had no idea" their monthly incomes were being recorded by their bank and then shared with other companies, analysed and traded.

The poll was conducted within an article highlighting the rapid growth of banks' and other firms' use of individuals' income data, which can include payments between spouses and friends, as well as wages and investment income.

Almost all of Britain's banks now record most current account customers' monthly incoming payments. This is distributed monthly to credit reference agencies who then sell the data on.

Aug 29 07:14

Britain to deploy £1billion Royal Navy destroyer to support the military campaign against Isil

Britain is sending a £1billion Royal Navy destroyer to the Persian Gulf to support the military campaign against Isil.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, will this week send HMS Daring to protect US carriers being used to mount bombing campaigns in Syria and Iraq.

It comes after a US destroyer last week fired warning shots after an Iranian fast-attack patrol ship sailed too close.

Aug 28 19:54

Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor

Germany's vice-chancellor has warned the future of the EU could be in doubt if the UK's exit is handled badly.

Sigmar Gabriel said the EU would go "down the drain" if other states followed Britain's lead and that the UK could not keep the "nice things" about Europe while taking no responsibility.

It comes as Theresa May summoned ministers for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss ideas for the UK's withdrawal.

Downing Street said Brexit was "top" of the prime minister's agenda.

Aug 27 16:51

British Boy Among Five Children Executing Prisoners In Syria

A shocking new video released by the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group reportedly shows a British boy executing a prisoner with a handgun in Syria.

The blue-eyed white boy, identified in the video as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, is one of five children carrying out executions of Kurds in the city of Raqqah.

Aug 27 15:37

French Burkini Ban Sparks Beach-Themed Protest In London

Dozens of female activists turned the area in front of the French Embassy in London into a makeshift beach in an effort to express their indignation with the recent ban on burkinis in France.

A beach party with sand, swimming suits and a lobster-shaped air mattress has been thrown outside the French Embassy in London to show solidarity with Muslim women in France who have been banned from wearing the so-called burkinis, swimsuits that cover the whole body except the face.

Aug 27 14:28

War Criminal Tony Blair Reveals Self-Doubt After Public Shaming

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has reappeared since his public shaming at the hands of Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq Inquiry last month to defend his record on mass immigration and ponder whether his own views on politics have hit the rocks.

Speaking ahead of the publication of the latest UK immigration figures, Blair told Politico magazine that although there is a need for “rules and not prejudices,” immigration could be “good for a country.”

Aug 27 12:19

UK Defense Contractor BAE Selling Surveillance Gear To Emirates – Report

The Danish subsidiary of a British defense contractor is selling surveillance gear to the United Arab Emirates, according to documents obtained by a Danish newspaper. The deal has sparked fears that the system will be used to repress political opponents.

The papers from the Danish Business Authority show that it issued an export permit last month to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence A/S, which gives the company the right to sell an “IP monitoring and data analysis system relating to national security and the investigation of serious crimes” to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dagbladet Information reported.

Aug 27 12:08

Five Suspected Terrorists Arrested By UK Police

Britain’s anti-terror police have arrested five men on suspicion of plotting acts of terrorism in the country.

Two of the suspects, aged 32 and 37, were arrested Friday and were taken into custody in the Stoke area of Staffordshire, a landlocked county in the West Midlands.

Aug 27 09:28

Shroud of secrecy as Sturgeon rejects request to publish costs of taxpayer funded EU trips

NICOLA Sturgeon's government has rejected a request to publish details of how much her taxpayer funded EU junkets are costing the UK taxpayer.

And the Scottish Government is six months behind publishing up to date information on how they are spending their devolved £33billion budget.

Ms Sturgeon, 46, has been travelling across Europe without a mandate to negotiate since the results of the EU referendum in June.

She has travelled to Germany and Brussels to hold talks with EU leaders at the expense of the British public.

Aug 26 20:09

Theresa May will trigger Brexit negotiations without Commons vote

Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before opening negotiations to formally trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, The Telegraph has learned.

Opponents of Brexit claim that because the EU referendum result is advisory it must be approved by a vote in the Commons before Article 50 - the formal mechanism to leave the EU - is triggered.

However, in a move which will cheer Eurosceptics, The Telegraph has learned that Mrs May will invoke Article 50 without a vote in Parliament

Aug 26 09:35

Axing CCTV In London A ‘Crazy Idea,’ Counter-Terrorism Expert

Former counter-terrorism detective David Videcette has blasted a central London council’s plans to scrap CCTV cameras at a time when the British capital faces a ‘severe’ terrorist threat.

The former Metropolitan Police detective, who worked on the 7/7 London bombings investigation, told RT’s Anastasia Churkina that CCTV cameras are useful in the event of a terrorist attack and that losing them would be “devastating for the police.”

Aug 26 09:11

‘UK Press In No Position To Lecture France About Islamaphobia’

There is something strangely odd about the British press lecturing the French about discrimination and Islamophobia, an international lawyer and political analyst says.

Aug 25 14:13

Thatcher’s Secret Arms Deal Talks With Saudi Arabia Exposed In Declassified Documents

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi rulers to persuade them to spend billions on UK-made fighter jets in what would later become Britain’s largest and most controversial arms deal, newly released documents show.

Aug 25 13:25

Labour Will Block Brexit, Says Leadership Rival Owen Smith

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has vowed to stop the government triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the official process to bring Britain out of the EU, unless a second referendum is held on the final Brexit deal.

The leadership challenger said on Wednesday the party wants to stay in the EU and that he will hold a second referendum if he becomes prime minister.

Aug 25 11:04

Net migration is still more than TRIPLE government target at 327,000 as Theresa May orders ministers to come up with ways of curbing numbers

Net migration in the year to March was 327,000, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - the third highest level on record.

Some 180,000 of the total came from the EU. The numbers arriving from Romania and Bulgaria - the newest EU states - hit a new high of 69,000.

Around 127,000 of the incomers had no set job to go to - including 77,000 from the EU.

Aug 25 09:18

George Galloway To RT: Jeremy Corbyn Is Telling Truth About #Traingate

George Galloway has defended Jeremy Corbyn from an “absurd” scandal in which the Labour leader was accused of fabricating claims that he couldn’t find a free seat on a busy Virgin train.

The former Labour MP told RT that he had heard the true story “from the horse’s mouth,” and that Corbyn was telling the truth when he said the train was “ram-packed.”

Aug 25 08:22

British Muslim Recounts How He Stood Up For His Scarf-Wearing Sisters

As a Muslim man, it is less likely for you to fall victim to Islamophobia in the West than a Muslim woman, whose hijab makes her a more noticeable target, says Ali Dharas who was recently forced off a plane in Britain along with his two scarf-wearing sisters, amid heightened tensions in Europe in the wake of several terror attacks.

Aug 24 16:14

False Northern Lights alert issued to entire UK because of a lawnmower

An alert that the Northern Lights would be visible across all of Great Britain last night was wrongly issued because a sit-on lawnmower disturbed scientific instruments.

Subscribers to the AuroraWatch UK mailing list were sent a “Red Alert” yesterday; informing them that it would be possible to view the aurora borealis from anywhere in the UK.

Unfortunately, this extraordinary alert was withdrawn just four hours later when it was discovered that a groundskeeper driving a sit-on lawnmower had disturbed the readings of a local magnetometer.

Aug 24 15:57

British Siblings Removed From EasyJet Flight After False Claims They Support ISIS

Three British siblings were removed from an easyJet flight from London to Naples after other passengers reported them as suspicious.

The Dharas family was then interviewed by police for an hour in view of other passengers who asked them if they spoke English. The incident reportedly occurred at around 7am local time on August 18.

Aug 24 15:37

Member Of British Armed Forces Arrested In Northern Ireland Terrorism Investigation – Police

Police have arrested a serving member of the British Armed Forces on suspicion of Northern Ireland-related terrorist activities.

Aug 24 15:21

Israel sold weapons to Argentina at height of Falklands War, reveal declassified Foreign Office files

Israel sold weapons to Argentina at the height of the Falklands War in 1982, according to newly declassified Foreign Office files.

British diplomats cited evidence that Israel had supplied the Argentine military junta with arms that were used against the Task Force during the campaign to liberate the islands.

Israeli military exports before the war included the Skyhawk jets that would later be used to bomb British warships, killing dozens of soldiers, sailors and marines.

Aug 24 15:06

Owen Smith Vows To Block Brexit Unless New Vote Held

UK Labour Party politician Owen Smith says he will block the triggering of formal negotiations to leave the European Union (EU) unless the government holds a second referendum or a general election to approve its final Brexit deal.

In a historic referendum on June 23, some 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU after 43 years of membership, while roughly 48 voted to stay in the union.

Aug 24 13:54

Britain ‘One Of The Most Significant Violators’ Of The Arms Trade Treaty, Says Oxfam

Oxfam has accused British MPs of being in “denial and disarray” over an agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, saying the UK has become one of the most significant violators of the international Arms Trade Treaty.

Aug 24 08:21

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

Universities and NHS trusts in England have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms.

Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months.

Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had been affected.

Aug 24 06:49

Israel armed Argentina to deadly effect during Falklands War, secret files show

Britain’s supposedly close ally, Israel, armed Argentina as the South American nation was bombing Royal Navy ships and killing UK troops in the vicious 1982 war to reclaim the Falkland Islands, secret files indicate.

The supply of arms and military equipment may have been fuelled by an old hatred of the British harbored by then Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin – himself a former Irgun terrorist who fought against British troops in Palestine.

Aug 23 13:04

Prisons Within Prisons: Plans To Segregate & Isolate Jailed Extremists

Radical Muslim prisoners must be isolated and removed from communal prayers to prevent the spread of extremism, sweeping new proposals argue.

This comes just days after one of Britain’s most notorious Islamists, Anjem Choudary , was convicted of supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). He will be sentenced in September.

Aug 23 09:19

'Public are the enemy’ of British foreign policy – expert

UK foreign policy strategists consider the British public to be their enemy and, thus, bombard it with lie upon lie about the UK’s secretive antics around the world, a renowned author and scholar has claimed.

Writing for the Huffington Post on Monday, historian and foreign policy expert Mark Curtis laid out what he claims is the truth behind British foreign policy in the Middle East.

“British wars abroad have two enemies. First, the official enemy, portrayed as a monster whom we always battle with noble intentions. But second is the enemy within – us, the public,” he argues in an article titled “We Know about the Lies over Iraq but What about Syria?”

The public, he claims, present a serious risk to continued British tinkering in the Middle East and so it is “subject to state ‘information operations’ to convey messages and obscure facts, usually via compliant media organisations.”

Aug 23 08:52

Veterans rage at war trauma scheme they say aims to deny them compensation

British military veterans are incensed at a government mental injury compensation scheme they say is trying to deny them proper benefits.

Aug 23 08:31

Assange 'assassination' mystery as embassy and police at odds over 'TWO HOUR' response

The person, named a "cat burglar" in early reports, sought to get into the London based embassy at around 2.50am.

But the response by the Met Police has been slammed by the country's officials after they revealed officers did not show up to support them for hours.

A statement said: "According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), the host country has the special duty to take all steps to protect the Appropriate premises of any diplomatic mission Against any form of intrusion or harm.

"In this case, the security of the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK is the responsibility of the British Authorities.

"The Ecuadorian Government therefore it expresses concern about the inadequate response by the British Authorities, who only arrived at the embassy more than two hours after the incident took place.

Aug 23 07:31

Home Office Backed Secret Drug Trials On ‘Irritable & Restless’ Children

Home Office employees approved plans to carry out experimental drug trials on children at two schools for disruptive teenagers in the 1960s, newly-declassified documents reveal.

Government psychiatrists gave the green light to testing new behavior-modifying drugs on boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire and girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell, near Leeds.

Aug 22 17:00

Voting Starts For UK Labour Leadership Contest

Britain’s Labour Party has started voting to decide if Jeremy Corbyn will remain the leader of the country’s main opposition party or if Owen Smith should take over.

Voting will begin on Monday to decide the fate of the Labour Party’s next leader, who is expected to run for Prime Minister in the next general election in 2020.

Aug 22 16:43

U.S. Renews Calls For Attack On Syria Air Force, U.K. Calls For Safe Zones, Military Action

By Brandon Turbeville

As tension between the West and Russia over the Syrian crisis heats up yet again, a combination effort on the part of elements within the United States and the UK are pushing for direct military confrontation with the Syrian military as well as the Russians. Indeed, after a period of time suggesting a major improvement on the ground, it appears that there is now the possibility of renewed vigor on the part of the imperialist Western powers in their goal to destroy Syria, even at the cost of igniting World War 3...

Aug 22 16:02

'Last resort' power plan scrapped as businesses decline to cut their usage

But National Grid has now announced it will not proceed with the plans for this winter after the tender showed that “minimal volume would be available”.

The company was seeking to recruit businesses that could reduce their demand by 177 megawatts (MW), but only had offers totalling about 30 MW from firms willing to take part in the scheme between 5pm and 6pm, the hour when UK demand typically hits the absolute peak and the last resort measures are most likely to be needed.

A spokesman insisted the failure of the scheme would not affect National Grid’s ability to keep the lights on this winter, as it has already procured extra generation capacity through a separate last-resort scheme that pays old power plants to stay open on standby.

However, it raises the prospect that keeping the lights on this winter will be more expensive than hoped, since demand-reduction measures were expected to be cheaper than calling on the old power plants to generate.

Aug 22 15:17

Fivefold Increase In Reported Slavery In Britain Is Sign Of Progress, Says Government

There has been a fivefold rise in the number of slavery victims in England and Wales since 2012, according to the Salvation Army.

Aug 22 14:17

MI5 ‘Blocked’ Arrest Of ISIS-Supporting Radical Preacher Choudary ‘For Years’

Counterterrorism officers were repeatedly blocked by British security service MI5 from pursuing criminal investigations against Britain’s highest-profile radical preacher, Anjem Choudary, it has been claimed.

Last week, Choudary was found guilty of supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL), which seized territory in Iraq and Syria and inspired terrorist attacks across Europe.

Aug 22 11:40

UK Military Not Ready For War With Russia, China: Admiral

The UK military is not adequately equipped to deal with the growing threat of a world war, a top British military commander has warned, renewing calls for more funding.

Admiral Alan William John West, who once led Britain’s Royal Navy, told the Daily Star on Sunday that the world “is more dangerous and chaotic” than at any time and major international conflicts are looming.

Aug 22 11:30

Ex-BBC DJ admits to 21 counts of child sex abuse

A former BBC DJ and radio presenter in the UK, Chris Denning, has admitted abusing 11 children, some as young as eight, with one victim being abused at Jimmy Savile’s house.

Denning, 75, will be sentenced on 6 October, but is already in jail serving a 13-year sentence for sexual assaults on 24 different victims aged 9 - 16 carried out between the 1960s and 1980s.

Aug 22 08:26

Brexit: Worst Case Scenario For EU; Armageddon Promise Now Exposed As Pack Of Lies

Project Fear predicted economic meltdown if Britain voted leave. Where are the devastated high streets, job losses and crashing markets?

Aug 22 06:59

Home Office backed secret drug trials on ‘irritable & restless’ children

Home Office employees approved plans to carry out experimental drug trials on children at two schools for disruptive teenagers in the 1960s, newly-declassified documents reveal.

Government psychiatrists gave the green light to testing new behavior-modifying drugs on boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire and girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell, near Leeds.

The boys, aged 15 and above, were given an anticonvulsant drug in a bid to control their behavior.

Aug 21 09:57

BBC were WRONG to sack Jeremy Clarkson says former Director-General Mark Thompson (but he DID make the host say sorry for calling Gordon Brown a 'one-eyed idiot')

He said that despite the former Top Gear presenter being a 'deeply objectionable individual' at times, the BBC could not afford to lose him.

Thompson, 59, was forced to deal with a number of Clarkson's controversies during his time at the corporation, forcing him to apologise for calling Gordon Brown a 'one-eyed' idiot.

Aug 21 08:24

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people.

Aug 20 10:22

UK surveillance powers have gone ‘further than any other Western democracy’ - MP

Britain has gone “further than any other Western democracy” in its expansion of surveillance powers and its ability to collect bulk data without justifiable reason, a British MP has said.

Aug 19 15:56

Sex Workers Will Suffer ‘Disastrous’ Outcome Of Health Service Cuts, Medical Experts Warn

Sex workers face a greater risk of violence and poor health as a result of Tory cuts to the National Health Service (NHS), an editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has warned.

Aug 19 14:47

British Military’s New £13mn Zephyr Drone Flies At 70,000ft For 45 Days Straight

Britain’s new £13 million Zephyr-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can fly for 45 days at a height of 70,000ft, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The latest addition to Britain’s rapidly expanding, multibillion-pound drone armada is being touted as a key part of the country’s defense at a time when more conventional military initiatives are badly delayed and troop numbers are facing the chop under austerity measures.

Aug 19 14:25

May Government Urged To Vote Against Saudi UNHRC Chairmanship

Pressure is mounting on British Prime Minister Theresa May to vote against Saudi Arabia’s retention of the United Nations human rights council chair after a year which saw Riyadh viciously bomb Yemen, commit vast numbers of beheadings, a mass execution and detain activists.

Aug 19 13:08

UK Police Officers Probed Over Black Footballer Death

Two British police officers are under criminal investigation over the death of former black English footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Atkinson, 48, died after being shot three times by police with a Taser gun on 15 August 2016, near his father’s house in Telford.

Aug 19 12:15

Black People In Britain Twice As Likely To Be Murdered As Whites – Report

Black people in the UK are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, and three times as likely to be prosecuted and sentenced, according to a new report which calls on the UK to “urgently” tackle the issue of racial inequality.

Aug 19 07:09

Surge in passports stolen on Austrian public transport

From January 1st, the Embassy have issued 102 Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to replace missing British passports, of which 54 were lost and 48 were stolen.

“That’s an increase of about 50% compared to the same time last year,” Embassy spokesman Lukas Wiesboeck told the Local Austria. “In particular we noticed a surge in documents reported stolen on public transport.”

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Now I wonder who likes to steal passports to use as cover for covert operations!!!!

Aug 19 07:05

Majority of parents do NOT support HPV vaccine: 4 in 5 adults think compulsory jab for all 12-year-olds is a 'bad idea' - unless they can opt out

Last month the American Cancer Society updated its official guidelines to recommend that all children be immunized, regardless of gender.

It means boys and girls aged between 11 and 12 should start receiving the three-shot jab to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause various cancers.

But fewer than one in five parents (21 per cent) agreed that laws requiring HPV vaccination for school entry are a 'good idea', according to research by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Support increased to nearly 60 per cent if out-out provisions were included.

Aug 18 18:02

Celtic Fans Wave Palestine Flags During Match with Israeli Club

The Scottish club fans defied UEFA rules and threats by police during the Champions League qualifier against Israeli Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Fans of Scottish soccer club Celtic waved the Palestinian flag during their team’s Champions League qualifying match with Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva on Wednesday, the ninth time the club's fans have made a statement of defiance against UEFA’s ban on political expression in five years.

The action was organized by a group called Celtic Fans for Palestine which posted a Facebook event titled, “Fly the flag for Palestine, for Celtic, for Justice" last week.

John, an organizer of the event, told the Al Bawaba website that fans hoped to show Palestinians that support for them was alive and well in European soccer.

Aug 18 09:35

Asda has worst quarterly sales drop blaming food deflation

Asda has reported a drop in sales of 7.5% in the past three months, its worst quarterly performance on record.

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon blamed the dip on food deflation and "the competitive environment".

Aug 18 07:23

Spoilsports: UK Olympics Bureaucrats Want To Sue Brexit Campaigners… For Highlighting British Success!

The British Olympics Association has threatened pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.eu with legal action after they posted a video on Twitter in support of the British Olympics team.

Aug 17 16:40

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

To those who despair of the endless cruelty and slaughter in the Holy Land he will be forever remembered as the shameless British foreign secretary who apologised to Israel’s gangsters for the risk they ran of being arrested if they set foot in London. Back in 2009 the gruesome trio Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni and retired general Doron Almog cancelled engagements in London for fear of ‘having their collar felt’. Israel complained bitterly and Miliband responded by promising the odious Lieberman that UK laws relating to ‘universal jurisdiction’ would be changed. He asked Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Justice Minister Jack Straw for urgent action.

Aug 17 15:01

Radical British Cleric Anjem Choudary Convicted Of Supporting ISIS

Britain’s most high-profile radical preacher Anjem Choudary faces 10 years in prison after being found guilty of supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), it has emerged.

Aug 17 13:44

Ex-Chancellor Osborne Boards The Gravy Train As $300k-A-Time After-Dinner Speaker

Austerity peddler and former chancellor George Osborne has been cleared to join the public speaker agency used by the likes of Tony Blair and George W. Bush to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Aug 17 13:20

Chemsex: the alarming new trend of 72 hour drug-fuelled sex sessions

An alarming new craze for lengthy drug-fuelled sex sessions, which can last for days a time, could lead to a rise in HIV and hepatitis, health officials has warned.

The practice, dubbed ‘chemsex’ has been reported by more than 60 per cent of people visiting some clinics in London and involves people taking drugs like crystal meth before embarking on 72 hour sex binges with multiple partners.

NHS staff and the Royal College of GPs warned that people were ‘losing days’ to the new trend and turning up too late for anti-viral drugs or emergency contraception to be effective.

Aug 17 13:17

Sexual health warning as figures show rate of syphilis in London up 22 per cent

A fresh alert about the dire state of the sexual health of Londoners was sounded today as new figures showed soaring rates of syphilis.

The sexually transmitted infection was diagnosed in almost 3,000 patients as concern mounted about “high-risk” practices such as “chemsex”, dating apps, unprotected sex and people seeking HIV-positive partners.

Aug 17 07:47

The UK to Normalize Relations with Russia in a Major Policy Shift

On August 9, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May spoke for the first time since the UK Prime Minister took office and both expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of Russian-British relations.

In the phone call, which was initiated by Great Britain, both leaders agreed to develop a dialogue between security agencies on issues related to aviation security, and made plans for a face-to-face meeting in the near future. The Prime Minister noted the importance of the relationship between the UK and Russia, and expressed hope that, despite differences on certain issues, they could communicate in an open and honest way about the issues that mattered most to them. The President of Russia again congratulated Theresa May on her appointment to the highest office. In a further sign of a thaw in relations between Britain and Russia the new British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson telephoned Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on August 12 and apparently called for «normalization» of relations.

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"You can't DO that!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 16 14:29

Sex For Shelter: Craigslist Ads Offer Homeless Women Indecent Proposal

Online advertisements are offering free accommodation to vulnerable homeless women, as long as they are “stunning” and can prove their attractiveness with a picture, a British charity has warned.

Aug 16 14:11

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

Against the background of speculation that Labour Party chiefs are trying to persuade David Miliband to return to London so he can snatch the party leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, Stuart Littlewood recalls the disastrous legacy of Mr Miliband.

Aug 16 13:18

Labour Leader Blasts UK Authorities Over Racism Surge

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed the rise of racism and xenophobia in Britain, advising authorities to focus on real issues instead of fueling racial tensions.

Aug 16 13:10

Easy Access To Online Porn Is 'Damaging' Men's Health, Says NHS Therapist

A top psychosexual therapist is warning about a surge in the number of young men suffering sexual health problems because of online pornography.

Aug 16 12:36

London ‘Thought Police’ Special Unit To Track Down Online Trolls

A generously funded “online hate crime hub” has been set up to tackle online vitriol by identifying suspects and encouraging citizens to report them to police, but critics fear the newly-established unit might endanger freedom of speech.

Aug 16 12:02

America’s Biggest Ally Now Has Special “Thought Police” Unit to Track Down Online Trolls

By Claire Bernish

Thought police now patrol social media platforms and online forums to quash putatively ‘abusive’ vitriol with the help of feckless civilians urged to end freedom of speech under the guise of rooting out hate.

Expected to run for two years at a cost of $2.2 million (£1.7 million) — of which the Home Office will contribute $581,000 (£450,000) — the London Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) believes severely curtailing free speech is necessary due to “the increasing role that online hate played in targeting individuals and communities.”...

Aug 16 10:37

British MPs Given Mossad Self-Defense Training Following Jo Cox Murder

British MPs are being taught unarmed street-fighting techniques used by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in a bid to protect them from stalkers, terrorists, and political extremists in light of the murder of Jo Cox.

Aug 16 08:18

Betraying Brexit: the revolt of the elites against the people

Why is everyone so chilled out about the threats to Brexit? Why isn’t there more public fury over the plotting of lords and academics and experts to stymie Brexit and thwart the will of 17.4m people? In all the years I’ve been writing about politics, I cannot remember a time when democracy has been treated with as much disgust, with as much naked, Victorian-era elitism, as it is being today. And yet we’re all bizarrely mellow. We’re going about our business as if everything is normal, as if the elites aren’t right now, this very minute, in revolt against the people. We need to wake up.

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There is a solution to this problem of an uppity ruling class. Just ask Charles I.

Aug 15 16:31

London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

The Metropolitan Police is to spend £2.1m of public money funding a unit that will actively investigate “offensive” comments on Twitter and Facebook, according to reports.

Backed by a team of “volunteers”, the Met's new unit will actively seek out anything “deemed inappropriate” on social media services, according to the Sunday papers.

Scotland Yard is splurging £1.7m of its own budget on the headline-grabbing stunt, which will have five full-time detectives on its staff.

The Home Office is contributing a further £452,756 to the Online Hate Crime Hub, as reported by the Sunday Telegraph.

Aug 15 15:54

Cannabis Vaporizer Being Tested By NHS Could Lead To ‘Properly Regulated Market In UK’

A cannabis product used by people suffering from various conditions is now being tested by the National Health Service (NHS) in a move it has been said could potentially shift perceptions of the drug.

Aug 15 15:46

Election Fraud Ignored In Muslim Community In UK Because Of ‘Political Correctness’ – Report

In the UK, a government-commissioned report has accused authorities of overlooking election fraud due to fears of not appearing politically correct.

Aug 15 14:56

‘Let British Jihadists Go To Syria So They Can Die Fighting’ – Labour MP

A senior Labour MP has come under fire for claiming British jihadists should be allowed to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, because their deaths in combat would mean they are no longer a threat to UK national security.

Aug 15 14:39

Jewish Labour Movement Backs Owen Smith As Next Labour Leader

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) votes almost unanimously for Owen Smith over Jeremy Corbyn to become the next leader of the party.

In an overwhelming victory for Smith, 92 percent of the JLM voted in favor of Smith, compared to just 4 percent backing Corbyn.

Aug 15 14:35

British Military Spends £91mn On ‘Advice’ While Service Families Live In Squalor

Just weeks after it emerged soldiers are living in squalid army-issue accommodation, new figures show the Ministry of Defence (MoD) spent £91 million of taxpayers’ cash on consultants and solicitors.

Aug 15 14:27

UK Complicit In Al Khalifa Crimes In Bahrain: Analyst

The UK government should be “ashamed” of its support for the Bahraini regime and must be held responsible for assisting Bahraini and Saudi Arabian security forces in their crackdown against the years-long uprising in the Arab kingdom, says a British academic and political analyst.

Aug 15 14:12

UK Accuses Two Chinese Servicemen Of Espionage: Report

Two Chinese servicemen participating in a training program by the UK’s Royal Air Force were “high-level intelligence officers” tasked with espionage duties, a confidential report has confirmed.

Aug 15 08:27

The NHS are testing a cannabis product for the first time

A cannabidiol (CBD) vaporiser that has helped thousands of people suffering from a variety of conditions is being tested by an NHS unit, an unprecedented step that could increase scrutiny on cannabis’ medical benefits and have a huge impact on the UK’s legislation on it.

The MediPen, a legal way to consume CBD, which, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is non-psychoactive, has been on sale for a year now and drew very positive reviews, relieving the pain of people with everything from depression and anxiety to arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Aug 15 08:26

Farage Tears Into Osborne: ‘Pasty-faced, B*stard, I’d Have Dragged That Weasel Out By His Neck’

The newly-moustachioed, outgoing leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP) has issued a devastating obituary of former Chancellor George Osborne’s political career, branding him a “pasty-faced bastard”, “a weasel”, and calling his behaviour during the European Union referendum campaign “despicable”.

Mr. Farage is no stranger to telling it the way he sees it. He told the Sunday Times that Mr. Osborne – who threatened Britons with higher taxes, recessions, and more if they voted to Leave the European Union – is a “departing weasel”.

“I’d have dragged him out by the scruff of the neck. I thought his behaviour was despicable,” said the outgoing UKIP leader, before adding: “Pasty-faced bastard. I’m pleased to see the back of him. I hope he never ever appears in public again.”

Aug 15 08:24

Theresa May orders ministers to stop the 'nonsense' and focus on Brexit delivery amid turf war

An "unimpressed" Theresa May has told senior Eurosceptic ministers to "stop playing games" following Liam Fox's attempted power grab on parts of the Foreign Office controlled by Boris Johnson.

Tensions have been rising after a leaked letter revealed the international trade secretary called for a "rational restructuring" which would see his department take personnel and "clear leadership of the trade and investment agenda."

Aug 14 17:54

The UK Supreme Court has a clear legal path to block Article 50 and stop Brexit

A lawsuit brought by a hairdresser, an investment-firm manager, and a handful of other plaintiffs that demands Parliament hold a vote on whether to trigger Article 50 will be heard by the UK Supreme Court, according to Bloomberg.

The case is crucial because it sets out a legal path that could allow the House of Commons to ignore the result of the EU referendum.

The plaintiffs argue that an Article 50 request to leave the EU can only be triggered by a vote in Parliament, not the mere request of the prime minister.

If the Supreme Court agrees, then the Article 50 request would be put to the House of Commons. It is not certain that Article 50 would get enough votes.

Aug 14 16:43

Defence chiefs blow £91MILLION on experts as thousands of British troops face the axe

THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) forked out £91million of taxpayer money to pay for top consultants despite tens of thousands of troops being axed, it has been revealed.

The MoD has 2,395 financial staff and spent the mammoth sum on financial consultants and lawyers.

Defence bosses spent £10.4million on financial consultants and £17.8million on lawyers on top of its £26million legal budget.

Put the lawyers on the front line. They can bore the enemy to death.

Aug 14 15:21

UK Police Under Fire For Training Bahraini Forces

A British parliamentary committee has criticized UK police for training Bahraini forces who are accused of ruthlessly suppressing public protests and dissent.

Aug 14 12:39

UK Could Remain In EU Till Late 2019: Ministers

The United Kingdom could remain in the European Union until late 2019 as civil servants are struggling with Brexit, and elections in France and Germany may hold up the start of exit negotiations, ministers have privately warned.

Aug 13 16:48

Construction is in recession as UK economy weakens

Britain’s building sector is officially in recession as housebuilding and infrastructure output both fell in the second quarter of the year.

Aug 13 16:40

Number Of Britons Joining Daesh Terror Group Growing: Report

The number of Britons who have left the country to join Daesh (ISIL) and similar extremist groups in the Middle East is on the rise, according to a new report.

An estimated 850 Britons have gone to fight with Daesh or other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to the British daily The Guardian.

Aug 12 18:40

1 In 3 UK Households On Brink Of Homelessness – Shelter

One in three British households are teetering on the brink of homelessness because rent and mortgage payments have dramatically risen high, while real wages have fallen.

Aug 12 14:28

Former UK Ambassador Calls For Britain & Russia To Talk

A former UK ambassador to Moscow has called for a thaw in relations between Britain and Russia – and for “New Cold War” doom-sayers to be more sensible in their commentary.

Aug 12 13:31

Child Sex Abuse Still Rampant In Rotherham Despite Report On 1,000s Of Victims – Express UK Probe

Thousands of young girls are being groomed for sex in Rotherham on an “industrial scale,” but abuse victims say authorities have failed to get the situation under control for years, Express.co.uk has disclosed in a special investigation.

Aug 12 11:30

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Women Face Discrimination In UK

British women wearing Hijab are facing work discrimination as employers prefer hiring non-veil-wearing employees, a new inquiry finds.

UK lawmakers have warned that Muslim women who wear headscarves are routinely being passed over for jobs and that this has now become an “acceptable” form of discrimination, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.

Aug 12 11:02

Court Decides 130,000 New Labour Members To Be Barred From Voting

Labour’s ruling body has won its bid to overturn a high court decision allowing new party members to vote in the forthcoming leadership election, a ruling that could bar tens of thousands of pro-Corbyn supporters from voting in the ballot.

Aug 12 07:11

Globalization Is Dead, But The Idea Is Not

I personally have the idea that if you think central banks -and perhaps governments- have the ability and the tools to prevent or cure financial crises, you’re in the more optimistic camp. And if you don’t, you’re a pessimist. A third option might be to think that no matter what central bankers do, things will solve themselves, but I don’t see much of that being floated. Not anymore.

What I do see are countless numbers of bankers and economists and pundits and reporters holding up high the concept of globalization (a.k.a. free trade, Open Society) as the savior of mankind and its economy.

And I’m thinking that no matter how great you think the entire centralization issue is, be it global or on a more moderate scale, it’s a lost case. Because centralization dies the moment it can no longer show obvious benefits for people and societies ‘being centralized’. Unless you’re talking a dictatorship.

Aug 12 06:25

EU migrants will STAY in UK as Home Office cuts mean it will take 140 YEARS to deport them

THERESA May will be unable to deport any EU migrants who arrive in Britain before the official Brexit date because of swingeing cuts to the Home Office, a pro-Brussels think-tank has said.

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Britain should cut off all social services to the migrants and make it illegal for them to work in Great Britain, then announce all the free stuff (and a lot of really hot and horny women) are in Brussels. The refugee problem will solve itself.

Aug 11 15:19

Cameron’s ‘Cronyism’ Could Cost Eton Pal Top Diplomatic Job In Paris

One of David Cameron’s best pals is to be investigated by Westminster officials claims arose that he was attempting to get the top diplomatic job in Paris while accepting a peerage for his work as Number 10’s former chief of staff.

Aug 11 12:20

Was Report On Bad Guy Russia’s Military Superiority Deliberately Leaked To Score MoD Funding?

A leaked report suggests British military leaders are deeply concerned about Russia’s military capabilities, but questions have arisen over the nature of the leaks, as the UK has a history of dumping information into the public sphere for strategic effect.

Aug 11 11:43

UK – How A Book On Art And Culture Draws Suspicions Of Terrorism

The UK it seems, has joined the US in it’s authorities and government developing a collective form of acute paranoia. A mildly deviant act by any petty criminal or a soul with mental health problems is immediately labeled a potential terrorist act before investigations have even begun.

Aug 11 10:59

Britain Not Officially At War But Fully Engaged On The Front-Line Of Deadly War Zones

We do not disclose details of all ongoing operations, (says the MoD), as disclosure would prejudice the security of the Armed Forces.” This is the stock answer given to any journalist attempting to enquire why it is that Britain is officially not at war with any country yet combat troops, special forces, fighter bombers and killer drones operate as though the opposite was true.

Aug 11 08:25

Britain Not Officially At War But Fully Engaged On The Front-Line Of Deadly War Zones

“We do not disclose details of all ongoing operations, (says the MoD), as disclosure would prejudice the security of the Armed Forces.” This is the stock answer given to any journalist attempting to enquire why it is that Britain is officially not at war with any country yet combat troops, special forces, fighter bombers and killer drones operate as though the opposite was true.

Aug 10 19:53

Rotherham 2.0: 'Kashmiri' Migrants Still Raping British Girls 'On Industrial Scale'

According to girls in Rotherham, "nothing has changed" since the mass arrest of Pakistani migrants for raping British girls.

Aug 10 18:54

BBC reporters are slammed by its OWN governing body for over-using figures 'straight from government press releases'

Three quarters of statistics used by the BBC come from Conservatives, according to a report commissioned by the broadcaster's own governing body.

The BBC Trust report warned against a 'high dependency' on the current government for statistics and cautioned against using figures 'straight from a press release.'

The 84-page paper concluded that the BBC needs to work harder to 'go beyond the headlines' with stronger analysis and more in-depth reporting, reports The Guardian.

Aug 10 15:46

More Than Half Of UK Women Sexually Harassed At Work: Study

More than half of women living in the United Kingdom have been sexually harassed at work, a new study finds.

The British women experienced groping, sexual advances and inappropriate jokes, according to researchers from the Trades Union Congress and the Everyday Sexism Project.

Aug 10 15:05

Putin And May Agree To Personal Meeting, Speak Of Mending Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and British PM Theresa May have agreed to meet in the near future to discuss a wide range of topics.

Aug 10 14:40

‘Rampant Sexism, Money-Grabbing & Cover-Ups’ Rife Among UK Police, Says Former Chief Constable

A “sexist, money-grabbing” and “boys’ club” culture among senior officers plagues Britain’s police forces, according to former Northumbria Police chief Sue Sim.

Aug 10 13:37

Boris The Farmer: UK Foreign Secretary’s Sister Reveals His Quiet Past As Kibbutz Volunteer

New UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, one of the frontmen of the Brexit campaign, got in touch with his Jewish heritage more than 30 years ago when he volunteered at a kibbutz in Israel, his sister has revealed.

Aug 10 09:54

Religiously Motivated Killer Of Glasgow Shopkeeper Asad Shah Jailed For Life

A taxi driver has been jailed for life after admitting he murdered Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah in a sectarian killing.

Aug 10 09:21

Shock Ministry of Defence report warns Russian forces could defeat us on the battlefield as Theresa May bids to thaw relations with Vladimir Putin

The Russian army can outgun British troops on the battlefield, according to a shock Ministry of Defence report.

The leaked assessment warns that rocket launchers and other weapons at Moscow's disposal are superior to ours - while its mastery of electronic warfare technology is 'game changing'.

Aug 10 09:17

£100,000 pensions that won't even buy a fish supper: Annuity payouts slashed again after last week's rate cut

Money Mail today reveals how the Bank of England's bid to boost the economy has left pensioners with incomes of just £6 a day after a lifetime of saving.

Four of Britain's biggest insurers have slashed pension payouts since official interest rates were halved from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent and billions of pounds was pumped into the economy last week.

Aviva, Legal & General, LV= and Just Retirement have all axed the top deals for new customers who want to turn their pensions into an income for life, and are offering married couples a paltry inflation-proofed income of £2,256 a year at most for every £100,000 in their pots.

Aug 10 08:06

‘Drunkorexia’: Brits Skipping Meals For Guilt-Free Binge Drinking

Britons are regularly skipping meals so they can binge on booze without gaining weight, a new study into the nation’s health has revealed.

Aug 10 08:01

Hundreds of Royal Marines to join the SAS to train New Syrian Army and fight ISIS

Britain will deploy hundreds of elite troops to the Middle East to train Syrian rebel forces in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), it has emerged.

In a bid to break the deadlock in the war-torn nation, Royal Marines will join the SAS to provide the New Syrian Army (NSA) with advanced training in neighboring Jordan.

After the training has finished, NSA fighters will return to battle alongside SAS forces in Syria.

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