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Oct 06 17:25

Matt Hancock wrongly claims study said vitamin D had no effect on coronavirus

Ministers are said to be reconsidering the use of vitamin D in tackling coronavirus after Matt Hancock wrongly claimed it had been proven to be ineffective in a Government-funded study.

The health secretary told the House of Commons last week that a ‘trial’ investigating vitamin D had taken place, and that it did not ‘appear to have any impact’ on the effects of Covid-19. But officials have since admitted that no clinical trials on the vitamin have been carried out at all.

Yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said Mr Hancock should ‘get his facts straight’.

Oct 06 10:30

Facing down Israel's stooges at the heart of UK Parliament

Stuart Littlewood highlights the deep flaws and astounding hypocrisy of Israel’s stooges in the British Parliament, and of the spineless, time-serving church leaders, who are blind – or have blinded themselves – to Israel’s criminal oppression and persecution of the Palestinians – Christians and Muslims.>>

Oct 06 08:19

IT worker, 23, who was given puberty-blocking drugs aged 16 is suing NHS gender clinic the Tavistock Centre to stop it from 'rushing' other teenagers into changing sex

Keira Bell, 23, of Manchester, who is taking legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London, suffered from gender dysphoria as a child.

She took testosterone, which left her with a deep voice and possibly infertile, and had a double mastectomy - but later realised she had 'gone down the wrong path'.

Miss Bell is now taking the Tavistock, which runs the Gender Identity Development Service, to the High Court to stop it 'rushing' other teenagers into changing sex.

She is also raising fears over puberty blockers which halt a child's normal physical development, making sex-change surgery easier when they reach adulthood.

Oct 06 08:13

Venezuela wins UK court decision in battle to get its gold back

The UK’s appeals court has ruled in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s government in the battle to repatriate Venezuela’s $1 billion worth of gold held at the Bank of England, reversing an earlier decision.

The UK High Court ruled in favor of opposition politician Juan Guaido earlier this year, saying that London unequivocally recognizes him as “interim president” of the South American nation, rather than President Maduro. The judgment came as the two sides were battling for access to gold reserves stored in the vaults of the Bank of England.

Oct 06 07:29

UK Court Decision On Venezuela Gold Deals Blow To Regime Change Efforts

A United Kingdom court has handed the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro a major win today, overturning a previous ruling from a lower court that legitimized the British government’s decision to freeze Venezuelan government gold reserves held in the Bank of England. The English Court of Appeal ruled that the Conservative administration of Boris Johnson’s position that Juan Guaidó is the country’s legitimate ruler was far from equivocal, potentially paving the way for some $1.95 billion of the Central Bank of Venezuela’s gold to be accessed.

Oct 06 06:54

Message to Putin! Royal Navy leads HUGE NATO force in North Sea - 'Let games begin!'

The 65,000 tonne Royal Navy aircraft carrier is at the centre of the group which is made up of a total of nine ships, 15 fighter jets, 11 helicopters and 3,000 personnel from the UK, US and the Netherlands. The strike group, which the navy has described as "the largest and most powerful European-led maritime force in almost 20 years", has gathered for exercises in the North Sea.

"Protected by a ring of advanced destroyers, frigates, helicopters and submarines, and equipped with fifth generation fighters, HMS Queen Elizabeth is able to strike from the sea at a time and place of our choosing; and with our Nato allies at our side, we will be ready to fight and win in the most demanding circumstances.

Oct 05 08:18

Shame On SAINSBURYS

2020 - now Sainsburys offer a “safe space” for non white people...

Oct 05 05:53

Exposing The UK Covid Fraud

Oct 05 05:49

What happens if there’s no Brexit trade deal?

Brexit talks grind on as the clock counts down to the end of the transition.

The last formal round of talks between the U.K. and the European Union on their future relationship ended Friday and the following day Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ordered their teams to keep talking. While both sides have consistently said they are keen to strike a deal, several areas of disagreement remain.

Added to that, the relationship between the two has been further poisoned in recent weeks by the U.K.'s decision to put forward domestic legislation that would give ministers powers to change aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement — the divorce deal agreed by Brussels and London last year — that the government concedes would breach international law. The EU on Thursday announced it was beginning the process of legal action against the U.K. and gave London until the end of October to respond.

Oct 04 19:15

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms armed forces will be involved in distributing Covid vaccine as he reveals planning for nationwide rollout is already underway

The Health Secretary told the virtual Tory conference that 'the plans are in train' to combine the NHS and the armed forces to make 'the rollout happen'.

He said people would get the vaccine 'according to priority' - but did not clarify what that order would be.

It comes after Government sources yesterday revealed that the jab could be just 'three months away' in Britain leaving every adult in the country vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as Easter.

Oct 04 07:51

Regal Cinemas Parent Cineworld to Close All Theaters in US and UK

Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld is closing all of the chain’s locations in the U.S. as well as its theaters in the U.K. in the wake of MGM and Universal’s decision to delay the release of “No Time to Die” until next year, according to Variety.

The new closures, set to take effect as soon as next week, come just a few months after the company began reopening its locations amid the coronavirus pandemic earlier this summer. Cineworld operates 128 venues in the U.K. and Ireland in addition to Regal’s 546 theaters in the U.S. consisting of 7,211 screens.

Regal is the second largest theatrical chain in the U.S., after AMC, while Cineworld is the U.K.’s biggest cinema operator. Cineworld reported a loss of a $1. 6 billion in the first half of 2020 in recent days, with “no certainty” as to what impact the pandemic could have in the future.

Oct 04 07:20

WATCH: Is the UK heading toward medical martial law?

On the 28th September Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East, stood up in Parliament and suggested that the British Army and the Ministry of Defense be in charge of distributing and administering “millions of doses” of the Sars-Cov-2 vaccines, as well as issuing “vaccination certificates” which will “allow travel”.

And that’s just the highlights, there’s a lot more vaguely sinister language, camouflaged in his rather drab monotone voice. (You can watch the whole speech here, go to 20:24).

This is a concerning development, one very much worth keeping an eye on. The BBC don’t think so, of course, because the call for what would easily amount to medical martial law didn’t even make it into their “Today in Parliament” programme.

Oct 04 07:20

Johnson Allegedly to Use No-Deal Brexit Threat to Force Macron on Fisheries at EU Talks

After UK trade talks with the EU reached deadlock on several contentious issues such as fishing rights, Britain signed a fisheries framework agreement with Norway on 30 September, hailed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as an indication the country is on a “constructive path”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly hoping to pressure French President Emmanuel Macron to concede to UK demands regarding fishing rights as the price for a post-Brexit trade and security deal with the EU at a crunch meeting with the European commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday, reports The Guardian.

Oct 04 07:19

‘Falling Into China’s Trap’: UK Navy Contract with Chinese-Linked Firm Flagged as ‘Maritime 5G’

At the end of July this year British MPs launched an inquiry targeting foreign involvement in the procurement process of military weapons for the UK’s defence supply chain, seeking to crack down on the possibility of “interference from adversaries”.

A UK Royal Navy diving contract with a Chinese-linked firm has triggered security concerns and been labeled as a “maritime version of our 5G” by the Chairman of the Defence Select Committee, reported The Telegraph.

Tobias Ellwood issued a warning after JFD, a world leading underwater capability provider supplying the commercial and defence markets with diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue equipment, had won a contract for the management and availability of the Royal Navy’s in-service life-support diving equipment.

Oct 04 06:56

DANIEL KORSKI: THE INTELLIGENCE-LINKED MASTERMIND BEHIND THE UK’S ORWELLIAN HEALTHTECH ADVISORY BOARD

For those who are not so familiar with 18th century social philosophy, a Panopticon was originally the design of a prison building by an English philosopher named Jeremy Bentham. The Panopticon prison’s architecture would allow one guard in a central guard tower to observe every inmate without those prisoners knowing that they were being observed, and so those incarcerated were left to assume that they were actually being observed all of the time. This prison would, in theory, allow that singular guard to maintain order over every inmate.

Oct 03 16:21

Is The UK Heading Toward Medical Martial Law?

On the 28th September Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East, stood up in Parliament and suggested that the British Army and the Ministry of Defense be in charge of distributing and administering “millions of doses” of the Sars-Cov-2 vaccines, as well as issuing “vaccination certificates” which will “allow travel”.

And that’s just the highlights, there’s a lot more vaguely sinister language, camouflaged in his rather drab monotone voice. (You can watch the whole speech here, go to 20:24).

This is a concerning development, one very much worth keeping an eye on.

The BBC don’t think so, of course, because the call for what would easily amount to medical martial law didn’t even make it into their “Today in Parliament” programme.

Oct 03 10:53

Bullying legal threat shows that frustrated EU is being outmaneuvered by UK dirty tricks in Brexit negotiations

As the Brexit endgame moves ever closer, the EU says it will sue the British government over its intention to breach the Withdrawal Agreement. But it’s a hollow threat borne out of exasperation over the UK’s tactics.

As the European Union launches legal proceedings against the UK over its stated intention to breach the agreement, in reality the bullies of Brussels are simply trying to pile on the pressure until a deal is finalized or we leave without one.

Hollow threats are a go-to weapon in the EU arsenal.

Oct 03 07:43

UK’s lead role in 1953 Iran coup d’etat exposed

A recently discovered transcript of an interview with a British intelligence officer who played a leading role in the 1953 coup that restored powers to the shah of Iran claims that Britain was the driving force behind the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh.

On the anniversary of the UK-US-led coup d’etat that removed Iran’s democratically elected leader, an interview with Norman Darbyshire – head of the MI6 spy agency’s “Persia” station in Cyprus at the time – was published.

Oct 02 10:07

NSPCC has received 4,500 warnings about children in violent homes since the beginning of lockdown in monthly average rise of 49%, new figures show

From the start of April until the end of August, the NSPCC helpline recorded more than 4,500 concerns from members of the public, with 818 in August alone.

The monthly average for the period was 903 reports, up from an average of 607 for the period January to March 23, when national restrictions were introduced.

In May, the NSPCC recorded its highest number of contacts about children living with domestic abuse, at 1,017.

Oct 02 10:06

'Shivering' pupils are 'too cold to talk' as schools insists on keeping windows open to combat Covid while BANNING children from wearing coats in class

Pupils have been left shivering at schools across Britain with windows and doors being left open to keep classrooms ventilated as a coronavirus safety precaution.

Parents at one school in Norfolk said their children were left 'almost blue' and 'shivering', while teachers elsewhere are having to wear scarves and coats all day.

Some schools have urged pupils to 'learn to love being a bit chilly and fresh' and ensure they are wearing 'coats, gloves and base layers' to stay warm.

Oct 02 09:56

ScBusiness leaders back rebellious Middlesbrough mayor: Defiant leader is praised for rejecting lockdown as some residents vow to ignore new restrictions amid warning that quarter of pubs in England will be shut for good by restrictions

Locals in Middlesbrough have rallied around their rebellious mayor after he vowed to defy the Government's lockdown to protect the 'jobs and mental health' of residents.

Andy Preston, an Independent, lashed out at ministers for their 'monstrous and frightening lack of communication and ignorance' in the strongest backlash yet against local lockdowns, which now cover 20million people - nearly a third of the UK population.

Constituents backed him for 'sticking up for people and trying to stop businesses going bust' as some said they would ignore the new restrictions.

Oct 02 09:50

90,000 jobs to be lost in weeks: Events industry says London’s wage subsidy scheme is ‘of little use’

The UK events sector has warned the government of the “existential threat” it is facing, claiming 90,000 redundancies will follow unless the industry receives tailored support.

Oct 01 14:27

How each year of life saved from Covid-19 costs £180,000: Statistician claims the price of rescuing a coronavirus patient is six times higher than the NHS threshold for other diseases

The cost of adding one more year of life to someone who is dying of coronavirus is more than five times higher than the maximum the NHS can spend on other illnesses, according to a statistician.

Professor Simon Wood, from the University of Edinburgh, has calculated that it costs approximately £180,000 per extra year of life to rescue a dying Covid-19 patient.

Writing in The Spectator, Professor Wood said that decisions made by the Government may mean people catching the virus end up having considerably more money spent on them than others who will later die young as a result of lockdowns.

Generally, he said, the NHS watchdog will only spend up to £30,000 per year of life on any new treatment, deeming any higher cost a bad cost-to-benefit ratio.

Oct 01 14:25

'Hysterical' Health Secretary warns 'hundreds of thousands' of lives are at risk if we don't follow new rules - despite more evidence second wave is slowing as daily cases increase by just 4pc in a week to 6,914

Matt Hancock today warned that 'hundreds of thousands' of Britons could die from Covid-19, if ministers ease all the restrictions and let the vicious disease 'rip' through the country once again.

The Health Secretary admitted it was 'perfectly reasonable' to argue No10 should drop all the measures, including the hotly-contested 10pm curfew and Rule of Six, in favour of a Swedish-style approach to the pandemic, which opted against a draconian lockdown in the spring.

But in a blunt response, he added: 'I just think the hundreds of thousands of deaths that would follow is not a price that anyone should pay.'

Oct 01 10:26

Ministers admit they are bracing for unemployment to hit FOUR MILLION within months - as pubs warn they face laying off a QUARTER of staff

The Office for Budget Responsibility spending watchdog has forecast that unemployment could peak at 12 per cent by the end of the year, the equivalent of four million workers.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey has revealed her department is preparing on the basis of that prediction and is bolstering the Universal Credit benefits system ahead of an expected surge in claims.

Oct 01 10:24

Since the Covid-19 epidemic started multiple studies have repeatedly shown a link to Vitamin D deficiency yet when Matt Hancock was asked about it he WRONGLY said a British study had found the opposite. Is he ignorant or incompetent?

Experts have for months been calling for officials to look into the immune system-boosting nutrient's effect on Covid-19 patients after a mountain of research showed a link to vitamin D deficiency.

Mr Hancock told the House of Commons last week he had green-lit a Government-funded 'trial' investigating vitamin D and that it did not 'appear to have any impact'.

But officials have since admitted that no clinical trials had taken place and claim it was a slip of the tongue from the health secretary - who was also staunchly opposed to face masks in the spring and claimed they were 'extremely weak' in stopping Covid-19's spread.

Officials estimate one in five Britons are deficient in vitamin D — the equivalent of 13million Britons. But the rate is up to 90 per cent in people with darker skin, such as BAME populations who are known to be at greater risk from Covid-19.

Oct 01 10:21

Mutiny in Middlesbrough: Town revolts after mayor REFSUES to follow new lockdown rules after being lumped in with rest of North East along with Liverpool as ministers plot 'three-tier traffic light' system for UK restrictions

Boris Johnson is facing a coronavirus revolt in the north today as the elected mayor of Middlesbrough vowed to 'defy' new lockdown measures, accusing ministers of 'ignorance' after they brought in strict new measures for its population.

Independent Andy Preston lashed out after Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs the town, along with Liverpool, Hartlepool and Warrington would face the same curbs as the North East.

In a video message Mr Preston said they went further than he and other local politicians had lobbied for, and in what is believed to be a first for a local politician, rejected the measures outlined in the Commons.

Oct 01 05:57

‘No peasants, please’: BoJo’s love-in with Bill Gates on Twitter shows just how broken UK democracy really is

Boris Johnson’s effusive response to a tweet from Bill Gates, which the public couldn’t comment on, and the draconian restrictions imposed on the UK without debate are indicative of the way democracy has been suspended in 2020.

Prime Minister Johnson (or at least the person operating his account), doesn’t respond to ordinary members of the public raising issues with him on Twitter. He doesn’t respond to them by letter either, if my friend’s un-answered postal communication to him is anything to go by.

Johnson is there to tell us what to do, not to hear what we have to say. There was no greater example of this than the recent Twitter exchange he had with US billionaire and vaccine promoter Bill Gates. Gates tweeted that it was “great to see” the UK commit “vital funding” (£550m) to a global Covid-19 vaccine scheme, and said that BoJo’s plan would improve “the way we prepare for future crises like this.”

Sep 30 23:23

Boris Johnson's dad Stanley shops without face mask as PM vows flouters will be fined

The PM's father Stanley Johnson was seen buying a newspaper in a newsagents in West London without wearing a face covering. He told The Mirror he was 'extremely sorry' and he was 'maybe not 100% up to speed' on the rules.

Sep 30 17:12

Care home nurse who claimed the pandemic is a hoax while protesting in her uniform against lockdown reveals she's been FIRED from her job but still insists she's seen 'no evidence' of a killer virus

Carley Louise Stewart, 31, of Preston, was among the 10,000 Covid-19 conspiracy theorists who took to the streets of London in August to demonstrate against lockdown restrictions and vaccination programmes.

Dressed in her uniform from the Ribble View care home in Fishwick, and brandishing a placard with 'We have empty beds' on one side and 'Nurse on call. Where's the pandemic?' on the other, the mother-of-two argued lockdown has done more harm to the British public than coronavirus.

She told FEMAIL she was moved to take action after seeing 'absolutely no evidence of a killer virus, let alone a pandemic'.

Sep 30 17:05

New NHS Covid app farce as some users receive message telling them to self-isolate only for it to turn out to be an unannounced TEST

Users reported receiving a message telling them to self-isolate because they had been in contact with a person who tested positive.

The message read: 'Possible COVID-19 exposure. Someone you were near reported having COVID-19. exposure date, duration and signal strength have been saved.'

However, when they clicked on the app, the notification disappeared.

The government has confirmed the message was a test, though users were not informed of that at the time.

One furious man, Maurice Leaver, hit out at the farce and said he had been forced to wrongly self-isolate after receiving the message.

Sep 30 16:59

Coronavirus: MPs promised vote on new rules 'wherever possible'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has promised MPs votes "wherever possible" on England or UK-wide coronavirus rules before they come into force.

But he warned that some urgent regulations could not be held up.

It follows concern from Tory MPs over a lack of parliamentary scrutiny, while the Commons Speaker warned the government against treating Parliament with "contempt".

MPs voted to extend the coronavirus powers by 330 votes to 24.

Sep 30 07:59

Thousands of ventilators bought at the height of the Covid crisis are sitting in warehouses due to a lack of demand - despite officials spending 50% over the odds to urgently secure them

Ministers prioritised ‘speed over cost’, meaning they paid 50 per cent over the odds for foreign-supplied machines, the National Audit Office (NAO) found.

In one case, 750 ventilators purchased at a cost of £2.2million had to be withdrawn on the advice of clinicians.

The Government also spent tens of millions of pounds on British designs which were ultimately not needed.

Sep 30 07:55

Furious Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle blasts PM for 'contempt' for MPs by ramming through Orwellian lockdown curbs without debate (but still DOESN'T allow rebel amendment) as Boris is urged to 'ditch the experts' amid Tory backlash over Vallance and Whitt

Sir Lindsay said sweeping powers for ministers to deal with the public health crisis were being abused, with measures imposed without any proper scrutiny or a vote.

Reading the riot act to the PM as he sat silently in the chamber, Sir Lindsay made clear that he is ready to side with dozens of Tory rebels and opposition parties to ensure more scrutiny - warning that the government's must act now to restore 'trust'.

'The Government must make greater efforts to prepare measures more quickly, so that this House can debate and decide upon the most significant measures at the earliest possible point,' he said.

'I am now looking to the Government to rebuild the trust with this House and not treat it with the contempt that it has shown.'

The Speaker did reject an amendment tabled by Tory rebels that would have forced votes before new measures are imposed, saying it would breach parliamentary procedure.

Sep 30 07:44

No jab, no movement? UK MP pushes mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for travel, suggests army should oversee rollout

A British Conservative MP has urged the government to draft in the armed forces for the rollout of a mass coronavirus vaccination program, which would include mandatory certificates that allow people to travel internationally.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday night, Tobias Ellwood argued that the mass vaccination scheme is a challenge of the scale and complexity of “the D-day landings and Dunkirk.”

The MP for Bournemouth East told the parliament that a vaccine could be six months away and urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use the armed forces to oversee the process of delivering it to the UK population.

Sep 30 07:08

THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOW BRITISH INTELLIGENCE CREATED AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International projects itself as the watchdog on human rights worldwide with the stated mission to campaign for “a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.” However, lesser known is the fact that Amnesty International was created by British Intelligence for intelligence gathering to carry out social engineering of targeted nations critical of the British Empire. Amnesty International was involved in not only the cover-up of torture and regime change by British agents but also in sparking a war.

Sep 30 06:07

All algorithm and no bloody judgement! Why Boris is failing by SIR BERNARD INGHAM

It was business as usual this week. I awoke to read that Boris is aiming to secure a third of the country for wildlife while at the same time planning to build five million new homes, a third of them by concreting over rural areas - i.e. Tory heartlands.

Sep 29 19:47

LONDON PUB DEMANDS “NO EXTENDED EYE CONTACT” AS PART OF CORONA RULES

A pub in London has issued a set of coronavirus rules for social distancing that demands customers do not engage in “extended eye contact” with people sat on other tables.

Yes, really.

An information sheet for the London Fields pub tells customers they must wear a face mask when entering, exiting or moving around the room, along with other standard COVID-19 regulations.

However, the advisory also tells drinkers, “No handshaking, high fiving or extended eye contact with anyone not on your table.”

Some people speculated that the eye contact rule may have been a troll added by the managers to express their displeasure at the pedantic nature of coronavirus regulations.

However, given the draconian nature of how some pubs and restaurants are enforcing lockdown rules for fear of being shut down, it could actually be legitimate.

Sep 29 19:23

Bournemouth pensioner, 73, is told to take 1,000-mile round trip to his nearest Covid test site... in SCOTLAND

Stephen Feltham, 73, a type two diabetic with high blood pressure, hoped to book an appointment at his nearest test centre in Poole in Dorset.

But he was told there was no availability for him there and he instead could go to Perth in Scotland - a round trip of 1,000 miles.

Luckily the grandfather-of-six didn't have to make the exhaustive trip, which would have taken about 16 hours.

Sep 29 06:23

Johnson moots deployment of military to contain coronavirus second wave

As widely expected, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has introduced new coronavirus-related restrictions for England which could potentially last six months.

Warning of a “perilous turning point”, the PM stopped short of declaring a new national lockdown, but he claimed “significantly greater restrictions” could ensue if the situation worsens.

Johnson claimed “similar steps” will be taken across the UK following his COBRA meeting with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Tuesday morning (September 22).

Sep 29 06:23

UK boasts of attacking and 'destroying' its enemies in cyberspace

A senior British military officer has claimed his forces are dealing with 60 “significant” cyber attacks on a daily basis, likening it to a modern “Blitz”.

General Sir Patrick Sanders, who is commander of Strategic Command, claims the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and its assets are under “constant attack” in cyberspace.

According to General Sanders at least 10 of these daily attacks can be attributed to “hostile state actors”.

Strategic Command plays a monitoring and to a lesser extent coordination role across the UK’s five military services, notably the classic sea, air and land forces in addition to the more recent space and cyber warfare services.

But the more interesting part of General Sanders’ discussion of cyber warfare issues centered around his claims on British offensive capabilities in this emerging domain.

Sep 28 17:47

Police told not to download NHS Covid-19 app

The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has confirmed officers are being told not to install the NHS Covid-19 app on their work smartphones.

The app detects when users have been in proximity to someone with the virus.

Some officers have also been told they may not need to obey self-isolate alerts generated by the app when downloaded to their personal phones.

Lancashire Constabulary has told staff to call the force's own Covid-19 helpline instead.

The BBC contacted the North-West of England force after a source claimed the advice had been given because of "security reasons".

The source also said officers had been told not to carry their personal phones while on duty if they had activated the app.

Sep 28 08:30

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle WON'T allow vote on Tory rebel amendment over Covid curbs because 'he doesn't want to do a John Bercow' by bending Commons rules - despite '100 MPs' being ready to humiliate Boris Johnson by backing it

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is set to save Boris Johnson's blushes by refusing to call a rebel Tory amendment on coronavirus curbs this week - despite more MPs joining the revolt.

The PM is struggling to quell growing fury from his own MPs over the restrictions and the lack of parliamentary scrutiny.

There are claims that up to 100 are ready to line up behind an amendment tabled by Conservative backbench chief Sir Graham Brady, which would force ministers to get approval in advance before bringing in more restrictions.

However, in spite of the groundswell of support, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is not expected to allow a vote on the change.

Sep 28 07:46

More than a third of young people have 'lost hope' over future aspirations due to Covid-19 pandemic

According to the Prince's Trust, at least one in three young people have abandoned their job aspirations for the year ahead due to the Covid-19 crisis.

More than a third of 16 to 25-year-olds also feel they will "never succeed in life", the research shows.

The research, carried out by Censuswide, shows 44% of 16 to 25-year-olds have said their aspirations for the future are now much lower as a result of the Covid crisis.

More than 11% of young people also said the job or training they were about to start has been cancelled as a result of the pandemic.

The research also shows how 41% of young people believe their future goals now seem "impossible to achieve", with this rising to 50% of those surveyed from poorer backgrounds.

Sep 28 07:12

UK police use baton to disperse anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square

In London’s Trafalgar Square, police have clashed with anti-lockdown protesters in their thousands who demand lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Britain.

The protest comes in the wake of rising numbers of recorded coronavirus cases, in what is being called the UK’s second wave of the disease.

The demonstrators, like many people in the country, are not happy with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the situation, but for slightly different reasons than most.

The UK premier has been accused by opposition Party leader Keir Starmer of causing a government failure to deal with the pandemic.

Sep 28 06:51

German Professor Arrested After Speaking At "We Do Not Consent" Rally In London

After Metropolitan Police claimed they would only crack down on marchers flagrantly violating social distancing rules (though the hated "rule of six" had been suspended due to the gathering's "protest" status), German professor Dr. Heiko Schoening was arrested by a gang of British officers - he was filmed being loaded into a paddy wagon - after speaking out against using tactics like economy-destroying mandatory lockdowns during yesterday's "We Do Not Consent" rally in London.

Sep 28 06:32

Poll: Britains Would “Go To Prison Before Being Injected”

A recent survey by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI showed only 53 percent of the UK population are “very likely” to get the COVID-19 vaccine, once it’s on the market. Younger voters were twice as likely to oppose the vaccine in the poll of 2,237 people aged between 16 and 75. To gauge readers’ views on the topical issue, Express.co.uk conducted an exclusive poll asking: “Should Britons be forced to have the coronavirus jab once it is developed?

Sixty-five percent (2,906) of respondents said no, with many saying they would have to be dragged kicking and screaming to have the vaccine administered.

Thirty-four percent (1,617) said a compulsory vaccine programme should be rolled out across the UK, one of Europe’s hardest-hit countries since the beginning of the pandemic.

One percent (60) said they didn’t know.

Sep 28 06:21

British Students Say They're Being Treated Like "Prisoners" Due To Draconian COVID Measures

Students at universities throughout the United Kingdom are being treated like ‘prisoners’ as draconian coronavirus rules mandate they eat alone, aren’t allowed to go out and are forced to cut themselves off from others or face suspension.

Sep 28 06:05

UK 'turning a blind eye' to war crimes in Yemen with Saudi arms sales

The British government is facing renewed criticism over ongoing UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and has been accused by opposition MPs of "turning a blind eye" to war crimes in Yemen.

In a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday, Labour MP Claudia Webbe said it was "shameful" the UK was "complicit" in the Yemeni conflict.

"The UK supplies weapons and crucial military support to the Saudi-led coalition, which is responsible for the highest number of reported civilian fatalities," she said. "British companies should not be allowed to profit from the suffering of the people of Yemen."

Sep 28 05:34

The Houses of Parliament's bars have been exempted from the UK's 10pm coronavirus curfew

Boris Johnson announced earlier this month that all bars and restaurants in England would have to close their doors at 10pm in a bid to halt the current second wave of infections spreading across the country.

However, these rules do not apply to pubs, bars and restaurants inside the confines of the Houses of Parliament, the Times of London reported on Monday.

Other rules compelling drinkers to register their contact details upon entering bars as well as wearing masks when not sitting at a table also do not apply, the paper reported.

Parliamentary authorities have used an exemption in the rules allowing "workplace canteens" to sidestep the restrictions.

Sep 28 05:16

German Professor Arrested After Speaking At "We Do Not Consent" Rally In London

After Metropolitan Police claimed they would only crack down on marchers flagrantly violating social distancing rules (though the hated "rule of six" had been suspended due to the gathering's "protest" status), German professor Dr. Heiko Schoening was arrested by a gang of British officers - he was filmed being loaded into a paddy wagon - after speaking out against using tactics like economy-destroying mandatory lockdowns during yesterday's "We Do Not Consent" rally in London.

Sep 26 09:42

"We Do Not Consent" - 1000s Rally In London To Oppose Another COVID-19 Lockdown

Six months after parliament passed the Coronavirus Act 2020, which gives the government powers to impose lockdowns and other restrictive social distancing measures (measures that have been accompanied by stiff fines), thousands of Britons packed London's Trafalgar Square bearing signs reading "We Do Not Consent" and "Think Before It's Illegal" during a rally that was billed as a "We Do Not Consent" anti-lockdown demonstration.

Sep 26 06:46

'You haven't got the numbers' Boris to fight off fierce backbench rebellion as MPs revolt

BORIS Johnson is determined to face down a threatened Tory revolt against the Government's emergency coronavirus laws next week, his allies have said.

Sep 26 06:38

As Italians openly mock BoJo, he should forget about comparisons with Churchill and simply try to hold on to his job

The demise of Boris Johnson is hard to watch as his attempts to fend off criticism are met with derision. Barbs from Italy ridiculing his worship of Winston Churchill and mishandling of Covid are the latest blow.

Anyone with the sensibility to care for a pet can understand the conflict among Spaniards towards la corrida – the bullfight – which to the uninitiated seems like inhuman torture of a poor, dumb beast, but which to aficionados is a mesmerising, irresistible spectacle of life versus death.

Boris Johnson’s current travails bear parallels. A proud, hefty bull borne from great British stock, he entered the political ring as a PM full of life, scraping his glossy black hooves in the sand and snorting belligerent contempt for conformity, determined to bend the establishment toreadors to his will.

Sep 25 06:40

WILL A SECOND COVID-19 LOCKDOWN COINCIDE WITH A ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT?

When I last posted an article about Brexit in May I discussed how the convergence of a possible world trade organisation scenario with the EU and the Covid-19 lockdown measures would serve to exacerbate the economic strain that the UK is currently being subjected to. I argued that as the devastation brought about by the self imposed lockdown became more profound, not only would a WTO Brexit compound matters but it would also put further downward pressure on sterling and prove a harbinger for a significant spike in inflation over the coming years.

Sep 25 05:51

MI5 given 'legal' authority to plan and commission crimes

In an unprecedented move undercover agents working for the British Security Service (MI5) and the police are to be given legal permission to commit crimes by way of maintaining their covers.

Under the legislation going before the House of Commons on Thursday (September 24), MI5, the police, the National Crime Agency and other agencies that employ undercover informants will be able to explicitly authorise them to commit crimes in order to progress a secret operation.

The decision to place MI5 criminality on a legal footing follows a major court ruling last year which found that the Security Service had an “implied” power to authorize crimes, even though those involved were not necessarily immune from prosecution.

That convoluted judgement – which only narrowly leaned toward the government’s position – prompted the decision to introduce fresh legislation.

Sep 25 05:51

UK to join US and Canada in imposing sanctions on Belarus

In keeping with its hardline policy on Belarus’ recent presidential election, the UK is preparing to impose sanctions on Minsk.

The decision was announced by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, to the House of Commons on Thursday (September 24).

Raab attacked Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, as a leader who has a “wholesale lack of legitimacy”.

Raab reiterated the British government’s position of not accepting the results of last month’s presidential election in Belarus.

Sep 25 05:48

UK’s chief scientific adviser has £600,000 of shares in vaccine maker contracted by govt – reports

UK Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance reportedly holds a bonus of tens of thousands of shares in a pharma giant developing a Covid-19 vaccine for the government. Yet, London says there is no conflict of interest.

Vallance, who also chairs the government’s expert advisory panel on vaccines, appears to have retained over 43,000 shares in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – a UK-based multinational pharmaceutical company – worth £600,000, The Telegraph reported.

Sep 25 05:29

Farage: Britons Must Fight Against Coronavirus Government ‘Tyranny’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that the British government is acting like an “elected dictatorship” passing coronavirus laws without parliamentary scrutiny.

Mr Farage also expressed concern that there is no effective opposition in the House of Commons, with the Labour Party “teaming up” with the Conservative government and preparing “to deny us our basic freedoms in the name of the greater good”.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further restrictions on Britons, putting a 10 p.m. curfew on the hospitality industry, while widening the enforcement of mask-wearing. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday that if the measures did not work to stop the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, the government might order a second national lockdown.

Sep 24 09:51

More than a FIFTH of UK adults will refuse to have the coronavirus vaccine when one is made, study reveals

In the largest survey of its kind, 22 per cent of people said they were unlikely to be vaccinated with 10 per cent strongly opposed to it.

Just half (49 per cent) of the 17,500 people asked by University College London researchers said they 'very likely' to be immunised, while three-quarters (78 per cent) said they considered it 'likely'.

Sep 24 09:50

JANET STREET-PORTER: Boris has no plan, no credibility and yet he dares blame the VOTERS for the mess we're in. Thank goodness most people will decide for themselves where we go from here - and sod his police state

Anyone listening to the Prime Minister's broadcast this week would think that coronavirus was spreading like wildfire in the UK because we - the previously amazingly resilient and compliant members of the public - have suddenly become naughty rule-breakers.

In fact, the opposite is true.

To imply (as the Prime Minister did) that somehow the public have misbehaved is a shocking distortion of reality.

The vast majority of citizens have been exceptionally obedient. We've worn masks, stood in socially distanced queues outside supermarkets, and gone without seeing our friends and family for months, all in the name of patriotism - saving our NHS and protecting the most vulnerable in our society.

The resulting mental and financial hardship cannot be quantified, and now - even though none of the Government's directives seem to have been successful in stopping the virus spreading - we're being told to endure another six months of misery.

Sep 24 09:45

NHS Covid app 'may WRONGLY tell a THIRD of users to self-isolate' after incorrectly reading 2m social-distance - as it emerges more than three million Britons with iPhone 6 or older models CAN'T download it due to iOS issue

The new NHS Covid app may wrongly tell up to a third of its users to self-isolate after incorrectly thinking they have come close to an infected person - while millions of Britons won't be able to access it if they have an iPhone 6 or older.

The risk of false positives stems from the app's reliance on Bluetooth signals, which can be affected by nearby objects.

This means the app could judge that its user has come within two metres of an infected person for more than 15 minutes when they were actually just close to a Bluetooth-emitting object.

This issue raises the risk of people deleting the app because they think it is not working properly, or simply deciding not to download it.

Sep 24 09:43

Boris Johnson faces growing backbench rebellion as up to 50 Tory MPs and a MINISTER oppose plans to extend Government lockdown powers

Boris Johnson faces a potential struggle to get Government lockdown measures past the Commons next week.

MPs must vote on extending emergency powers put in place to allow ministers to take action to shut down parts or all of England, amid concerns about the scale and scope of new measures unveiled this week.

As many as 50 are prepared to rebel and refuse to back the extension and a minister has threatened to resign, according to the Telegraph.

Such a move, if they vote against the measure, would wipe out the Government's 80-seat majority, although many could choose to abstain, which could make it a close vote and could avoid them possibly losing the party whip if it sneaks through.

Sep 24 09:42

More than 10,000 people have unexpectedly died in their own home since mid-June amid fears Britons are STILL avoiding NHS for help

Seven-hundred 'excess deaths' in private homes have been registered each week in England and Wales alone since the pandemic began to die down.

But only an average of 21 each week are down to the coronavirus, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). And rates have plummeted in recent weeks to as low as seven.

Data shows 30,000 people have died in their homes in the UK since the start of the pandemic in March, and the pattern does not appear to be slowing. For comparison, deaths in hospitals and care homes are currently lower than expected.

Sep 24 06:36

Boris Johnson wants to make British Armed Forces untouchable by offering them immunity for war crimes

A controversial bill is passing through the House of Commons which will make it virtually impossible to prosecute soldiers but, at the same time, will strip away their own legal rights and health benefits.

It’s avoided a great deal of attention, mainly due to the EU face-off and, of course, the resumption of Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. Ministers must be praising their luck as the bill is an unthinkable betrayal of what Britain stands for.

The first part insulates soldiers from alleged offences while on duty. It does this via a ‘triple lock’ of a five-year statute of limitations, a presumption against prosecution, and the requirement of explicit consent from the attorney general.

No legal knowledge is required to grasp how much freedom this offers.

Sep 24 05:56

The Queen is to get a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments plummeted due to coronavirus pandemic

The Queen will receive a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments plummeted in value due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Treasury said last night that it will top up the Sovereign Grant to help maintain her income, which is severely threatened by the pandemic.

The monarch's income is based on a 25 per cent share of the profits of the Crown Estate, which owns valuable land in London and elsewhere. Last week, the estate announced its profits would fall 'significantly' this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sep 24 05:47

Boris’s new Covid restrictions are unscientific mumbo jumbo and an exercise in futility that will wreak havoc on millions

I accept my dissenting voice may not be heeded by the UK government, but when a former Supreme Court judge delivers a damning verdict that the rules are ‘pointless, arbitrary and unnecessary’, shouldn’t they be listening?

The UK has announced a fresh suite of draconian Covid restrictions, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning they could be in place for six months. But, like all previous attempts, the new rules are worse than useless.

You’ve all heard the new rules by now, so I won’t analyse the details of what the individual implications will be. Just as poring over a government white paper based on astrology would be pointless, tepid nit-picking within the nascent pseudoscience of ‘Covidology’ is an exercise in futility. It’s also an immediate acceptance of the quacks’ terms of the argument.

Sep 24 05:43

UK Grocers Stave Off Panic Buying Amid 2nd Lockdown Fears; Daily COVID Case Record Smashed

Britain is scrambling to avoid a second lockdown after its first one six months ago, with PM Boris Johnson just introducing expanded new social distancing rules across the UK, as the government's top adviser Sir Patrick Vallance warns "the epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days."

Specifically the latest surge in COVID-19 cases at current rates could mean 50,000 cases a day by mid-October, Vallance warned at the start of the week. In introducing new measures to fight the spread Tuesday night, Johnson urged citizens to "summon discipline, resolve and a spirit of togetherness." The new measures will last a whopping six months with warnings of "a difficult winter" — also at a moment total infection numbers approach the half-million mark (as of Wednesday: 409,729 people tested positive since the start, including 41,862 deaths).

Sep 23 11:28

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Sep 23 07:47

Sweeping Covid restrictions on care homes could mean elderly residents don't see their loved ones for a YEAR, charity warns

Age UK is worried about the powers given to local health bosses to impose blanket bans on visits, a move to prevent Britain's most vulnerable residents catching the coronavirus.

Although virus control is important, the charity said visiting restrictions undermine the danger of lack of social contact with loved ones.

It warned a number of care home residents have already died prematurely because they 'have gone downhill fast' as a result of being cut off from their loved ones. Experts have previously warned isolation can lead to the deterioration of conditions such as dementia.

Sep 23 07:42

Revealed: Doomsday prediction of 50,000 cases a day in October is based on just few hundred positive cases as Oxford expert warns UK risks 'talking ourselves back into a lockdown'

Sir Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty made the stark forecast on Monday but it has since been decried by experts as 'implausible' and 'designed to scare us'. And even Boris Johnson U-turned from the prediction, admitting to the Commons yesterday that the number of infections may actually only be doubling every 20 days.

Advisers have now revealed the Chief Scientific Adviser and Chief Medical Officer' prediction was based on older studies claiming Covid-19 cases would double every week - a figure from the start of September that is no longer supported by the Government's own testing data.

Figures suggest the outbreak is doubling every two weeks, rising from an average of 1,022 infections a day on August 22 to 2,032 on September 7, to 3,929 yesterday. Neither Spain nor France, whose outbreaks the UK is thought to be on a par with, have got anywhere near the dreaded 50,000 cases a day mark.

Sep 23 07:40

Furlough 2.0: Rishi Sunak draws up German-style scheme for the Treasury to subsidise workers' wages after Boris Johnson ditches back to work drive and business chiefs warn one million furloughed staff could be axed unless there is ANOTHER bailout

Rishi Sunak is drawing up plans for a new German-style wage subsidy scheme to prop up the UK economy and avoid a wave of job losses when furlough comes to an end, it was claimed today.

The Chancellor is being urged by business chiefs to 'get around the table' and agree new job support measures after Boris Johnson ditched his back to work drive and imposed a range of new coronavirus restrictions.

Companies fear the new crackdown will deal a hammer blow to already struggling firms especially with the furlough programme closing at the end of October.

But reports suggest Mr Sunak is already planning a new scheme to prevent job losses after retail bosses warned that up to a million furloughed workers could be made redundant without another bailout.

Sep 23 06:32

Delingpole: Boris Goes Full Fascist Against Lockdown Protests – But Not BLM or XR

Here is some footage of the Metropolitan Police charging into action against demonstrators in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Sep 22 11:12

Boris Johnson’s £100bn Operation Moonshot needs to be shot down – fast

The UK government’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ – which seeks to make access to travel, theatre, sports and other events dependent on endless Covid tests – is a hideously expensive, unnecessary and illiberal scheme which needs ditching.

You can do an awful lot with £100 billion ($127.8 billion). If you were a smoker, you could puff your way quite happily through the world’s most expensive cigars without any worry about the cost. If you were a fast car enthusiast, it would buy you quite a few Ferraris. If you were a government, you could build over 100 new hospitals – and employ a large number of new doctors and nurses to work in them. In fact, £100 billion is only £15 billion ($19.2 billion) short of the entire budget given to the NHS England in 2018/19.

Sep 22 08:41

For Britain's sake we need to fight this LOCKDOWN TYRANNY – NIGEL FARAGE

While I supported an initial shutdown in March this year, in order for us to come up with a plan to deal with Covid-19, it is increasingly clear that we must find a way to live with this virus.

Just think already of the tens of thousands of cancer diagnoses that have not taken place, or the number with chronic heart conditions that haven’t been treated.

And goodness knows what the impact of suicides, domestic violence and the mental health of millions of people will be. We simply cannot afford as a nation to go through this again.

What has really struck me is the way in which this Conservative government, using their emergency powers, have been so keen to interfere in our day to day lives since the pandemic began.

Being put under virtual house arrest for weeks was bad enough.

Now normal people are being threatened with fines of up to £10,000 if they do not do as they’re told.

Sep 22 08:40

Boris makes TROOPS available to support police enforcing tough new Covid restrictions - with massive fines for businesses, £200 for not wearing a mask, 10pm pub curfews, tighter Rule of Six and orders a return to WFH from tomorrow

Boris Johnson today announced he is making the Army available to the police in order to boost enforcement of coronavirus rules as he unveiled a wave of new measures designed to stop the spread of the disease.

Sep 22 07:37

Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as hotel demand slumps

Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn and Beefeater, has warned that 6,000 staff could lose their jobs.

The company blamed the cuts on a slump in hotel guest numbers since lockdown.

It comes as the government's furlough scheme, which still pays 27,000 Whitbread staff, ends next month.

Meanwhile, pub chain JD Wetherspoon has warned its 1,000 staff who work at airport venues that almost half of them could lose their jobs because of the dramatic fall in travel and tourism.

Sep 22 07:17

PROTESTS CONTINUE, MEDIA IGNORES THEM

In London, UK over the weekend, thousands came out peacefully to protest medical fraud and the whacko BioSecurity State that is taking over the country there.

The demonstration was peaceful and orderly, but police managed to create a disturbance at the edges in order to justify arrests and calling it “violent.”

Here’s what the event looked like. You can research the media coverage on your own.

Sep 21 12:36

The ‘Oxford Black Panther’ behind Britain’s first black-led political party vows to make white men ‘our slaves’

Sasha Johnson, a BLM leader, has set up a new party that will exclude white people from leadership roles and tweeted about ‘enslaving whites’. She’s just a young, female, black version of old white racists she says she’s fighting.

Another day has dawned in Britain, and with it yet another ridiculous demand from the intersectional left. During a Million Person March (attended, er, by around 400 people) in London, a BLM leader announced they would be forming the first black-led political party in Britain. This party will be called the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP), which as names go makes Change UK look like a triumph of branding. Catchy names used to at least be something lefties could manage, the Khmer Rouge, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, the Tooting Popular Front etc., but I digress.

Sep 21 11:23

Top UK scientists urge govt to protect most vulnerable from Covid-19 instead of carpet-bombing virus

The UK should focus on helping the most vulnerable – including residents in care homes worst affected by Covid-19 – instead of pursuing an "unfeasible" goal of suppressing the virus until a vaccine arrives, top scientists urged.

British scholars penned an open letter to PM Boris Johnson, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, as well as health chiefs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, asking them to urgently reconsider the current epidemic strategy.

Authored by Oxford professors Sunetra Gupta and Carl Heneghan, as well as Karol Sikora of the University of Buckingham and Sam Williams of the Economic Insight consultancy, the letter says the "existing policy path is inconsistent with the known risk-profile of Covid-19." The appeal has been signed by dozens of academics from the UK's leading educational institutions.

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