Aug 10 06:21

No Confidence? EU Should Reinvent Itself Now Before the Inevitable Rot Sets In

Authored by Martin Jay via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The EU is facing a crisis like never before. Even its own fanatic supporters are talking about an end game after recent concessions over a corona rescue plan have exposed how little grip Brussels has left. It’s all hidden in the small print.

A big sticking point is fisheries of course. France is putting huge pressure on Michel Barnier to negotiate something for the French. Before joining the EU, Britain had more or less a monopoly of the seas surrounding its shores – which it lost when it joined the European Union with now other countries fishing six times more fish than the UK. The trade deal itself also has a number of difficult areas which neither side wants to concede.

Aug 09 10:21

‘It’s a cull of society’s most vulnerable people. In a single word, it’s eugenics … All patients over 60 automatically get a DNR, without them or any family members being consulted. I’ve seen the forms in their files with my own eyes.’

Since March 2020, the UK’s elderly have been asked by their GPs to sign Do Not Resuscitate agreements, but in care homes and hospitals DNRs are automatically being put in place, often without the consent of the patient, resident or their loved ones.

Aug 07 11:33

There’s no medical reason for keeping schools shut. In fact, it is causing much more harm to children than Covid-19 ever could

Keeping schools closed, as many teaching unions want, will cause more injuries and deaths to children and long-term damage to their educations. Yet the threat from Covid-19 to them – and to their teachers – is tiny.

Has the world ever been more frightened of something less frightening? For people aged seventy and above, who have underlying health problems, Covid-19 is something to be extremely concerned about. For those under twenty, the risk of death is almost non-existent.

Since the start of the pandemic the total number of deaths in England and Wales of people under the age of twenty is… fourteen. With no additional deaths, at all, in the last month. Overall, this represents a risk of death that is significantly less than one in a million.

Aug 07 08:43

Transgender people are up to six times more likely to be autistic than those whose gender identity corresponds with their birth sex, study shows

University of Cambridge analysed data from 600,000 adults drawn from five different datasets, including over 500,000 individuals questioned as part of the Channel 4 documentary 'Are you autistic?' which aired in 2018.

They found that rates of autism among transgender adults far surpassed the numbers for the British population as a whole.

While just over 1 per cent of the UK population is estimated to be on the autistic spectrum, up to 6.5 per cent of gender-diverse adults are on the autistic spectrum.

Aug 06 12:17

Ministers 'wasted more than £150million buying face masks that don't work' from investment firm with no experience in PPE

Ministers spent more than £150milllion buying millions of face masks from a small investment company that cannot be used by NHS medics, court documents reveal today.

Around 50 million Chinese-made FFP2 masks supplied by Ayanda Capital had ear straps rather than head straps, which raised 'concern' they may not provide an 'adequate fixing' around the face.

The private equity company was handed a £252million contract overall to provide personal equipment (PPE) brokered by Andrew Mills, an adviser to Trade Secretary Liz Truss and the Board of Trade - and a senior board adviser at Ayanda.

Aug 06 12:11

Thousands of coronavirus deaths 'will be wiped off the government's official toll' after urgent review into counting fiasco that included people who had recovered and died of other causes in the toll

Health Secretary Matt Hancock last month ordered an urgent review into how daily death counts are calculated in England because of a 'statistical flaw'.

Academics found Public Health England's methods meant ministers count victims as anyone who died after ever testing positive for Covid-19 — even if they were hit by a bus after beating the disease months later.

It would've meant that, technically, no-one could ever recover from the virus and all 265,000 of England's confirmed patients would eventually have had their deaths attributed to the disease.

The blunder could see up to 4,000 deaths removed from England's official toll of 41,749, according to reports.

Aug 06 09:42

UK Gives Town Councils Power To Bulldoze 'Contaminated' Homes To Contain Outbreak

Britons were shocked and angered this week when an internal government guide meant to inform local councils and town authorities on possible strategies in dealing with rising coronavirus cases throughout the country explored scenarios wherein demolition of 'contaminated' homes would be allowed.

It's unclear if the UK guide, called Covid-19 Contain Framework and produced by the Department of Health and Social Care, was intended to gain broad public circulation, given it contains what's widely seen as oppressive overkill measures that are absolutely Orwellian and downright tyrannical in terms of the power assumed by local councils.

Aug 06 08:02

Overdue antidote to Black Lives Matter’s poisonous ideology arrives in the form of Britain’s ‘strictest teacher’

The toxic ideology of the BLM movement is promoted by its race campaigners at the expense of any other idea. Unless you agree with its false claims and the underlying belief that Britain is intrinsically racist, you are the enemy.

Negotiating your way around any conversation centred on race has become a social minefield. Say the wrong thing and ‘boom!’ you’re treated as a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and ostracised from your bien pensant pals for life.

BLM campaigners in the UK push one line: black people are the permanent victims of oppression, white people are collectively guilty of perpetuating discrimination.

That’s it. No ifs, no buts, no grey areas, no dissent. Own it!

Aug 06 05:06

Silly Season: Britain speaks of Taming the Russian Bear

"Taming the Russian Bear", an expression which smacks of insolence, arrogance, intrusion, dominance, imperialism and sh*theadedness....

The Russia Report came out today. Just a minute, I am trying to find something substantiated. OK just a few moments, let me read it... ok sorry just hang on there just a a little patience please.....still looking, oooh, er,.....ah no, no's one! Oh no sorry it is just (slow hand clap), ha! I er....I'll do a Tony Blair...(inane grin)...yep,, I mean yes, or rather no, I haven't actually, ha ha ha, er...found anything....

Aug 06 04:56

Delingpole: We Need a Kingslayer to Deal with the Mad Monarch Boris

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest mad wheeze is to propose extending the lockdown — “shielding” is his preferred euphemism — to people over 50. Naturally this has gone down like a cup of cold sick in the Conservatives’ natural constituency, which largely comprises people over the age of 50. 24 hours after floating the idea in the newspapers the government started to backtrack. And understandably so.

Aug 05 23:20

BACK TO SCHOOL Kids have ‘near zero risk’ of getting Covid at school as11 have died from virus, study finds

KIDS have a "near zero" risk of catching coronavirus at school, a top expert has warned - as a fresh study will show 11 children have died from the virus in the UK.

Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatricians, told the Sunday Times there was an "incredibly low" risk of kids getting the virus when they return to the classroom.

Aug 04 08:41

Furlough costs soar by £2billion with more than 100,000 new claims in the last week of July despite Boris Johnson's pleas for the nation to return to work

Some 9.6 million jobs had been covered by the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) up to August 2, Government figures show. This was an increase of 100,000 on the previous week.

The cumulative cost of the scheme rose from £31.7billion on July 26 to £33.8billion on Sunday, an increase of £2.1billion.

However, HM Revenue and Customs said it does not currently have data on how many jobs are currently furloughed.

Aug 04 08:39

Pizza Express to close SIXTY-SEVEN restaurants across Britain with up to 1,100 jobs at risk - hours after launch of Rishi's Eat Out to Help Out scheme - as Dixons announces 800 redundancies

Pizza Express today revealed it could shut 67 of its UK restaurants with up to 1,100 jobs at risk as it becomes the latest business devastated by coronavirus.

The 55-year-old company, owned by Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, has debts of £735million and has put itself up for sale after bringing in experts.

Bosses at the chain said they wanted to push down rents by closing about 15 per cent of its 449 restaurants in the UK, which would help protect 9,000 jobs.

It means at least 75,000 jobs are now at risk across the UK amid the ongoing crisis which has devastated a swathe of industry sectors including hospitality.

Aug 04 06:34

Chronic pain: Antidepressants not painkillers recommended

Doctors are being advised not to prescribe common painkillers, including paracetamol and ibuprofen, for patients with chronic pain not caused by an injury or other medical condition.

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said there was little evidence they help.

And it suggests there is evidence long-term use can be harmful.

Its draft guidance for England recommends antidepressants, acupuncture or psychological therapy instead.

Aug 02 13:02

Waffling while Libya burns: Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution

"Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution. In the west of the country are the Turkish-sponsored Islamist cutthroats of the Muslim Brotherhood and their crime syndicate allies, now backed by nearly 20,000 Syrian mercenaries and other Turkish-trained jihadists. In the east is the elected parliament and its armed force, the LNA, which succeeded in cleansing that part of the country of the Islamist terrorists. It should be obvious to everyone that there cannot be a political accommodation with the Islamist terrorists — the Muslim Brotherhood and its protégés — not in Libya or any other country. To reach a political accommodation with the Muslim Brotherhood is akin to asking the US White House to share power with the drugs mafia or urge Westminster to enter talks with jihadist Anjem Choudary.

Aug 02 10:56

Conservative party refuses to suspend senior MP who was arrested on suspicion of raping Commons assistant in her 20s

The Conservative party has refused to suspend a senior MP who was arrested on suspicion of a raping a former parliamentary aide in her 20s.

The former Minister was being held at an East London police station last night after his accuser was interviewed by Scotland Yard officers at a separate location on Friday.

He is alleged to have coerced the woman into having sex with him while they were in a relationship.

Shadow safeguarding minister Jess Phillips has criticised the Tories for failing to suspend the whip from the MP in question, a move that would effectively eject him from the party.

Jul 31 10:50

'It's absolutely bonkers': Police condemn Boris's order to enforce mask and social distancing rules and call it an' impossible' task

Police leaders today blasted Boris Johnson's call for police to enforce the mandatory wearing of masks in indoor areas as 'absolutely bonkers'.

The PM vowed a 'greater police presence' after it emerged officers fined just 13 people for not wearing face coverings on public transport in a two-week period last month.

He said masks musts be worn in galleries, cinemas and places of worship, as well as in shops and on trains and buses, while insisting the police will have to ensure the rules are being followed.

However, Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers in the capital, told MailOnline the new policy was 'impossible' to enforce.

He said: 'They want us to enforce the new rules in these other places now, but next door there might be a pub or a restaurant where people don't have to wear a mask.

'It doesn't make any sense, it's absolutely bonkers.'

Jul 31 10:33

Birds Bakery manager sacked for taking cash payments and using her card to pay instead

A woman who has worked for Birds Bakery for more than 40 years has been sacked after she was found to be taking cash from customers and using her debit card to pay.

Megan Metcalfe says she was dismissed from the company for gross misconduct.

During the Covid crisis Birds has said they are not accepting cash for hygiene reasons and they wanted to minimise any risk to staff and customers.

This week Nottinghamshire Live reported that a 94-year-old customer who wanted to buy bread from the Bulwell branch of Birds had to leave empty handed because she only had cash.

A lot of customers at the Birds store in Radcliffe-on-Trent where Megan worked are elderly and don't have a card, the 60-year-old of Ruddington said.

To make sure they didn't leave empty-handed, she would ask them to put the money straight into her purse and then put the payment through on her card before showing them the receipt.

Jul 31 09:20

Coronavirus: PM postpones lockdown easing in England

The further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England - due to come in this weekend - has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over an increase in coronavirus cases.

Casinos and bowling alleys will remain shut, with Boris Johnson saying it was time to "squeeze the brake pedal".

Wedding receptions of up to 30 people were meant to be allowed as part of the changes but cannot yet happen.

Face coverings will be mandatory in more indoor settings, such as cinemas.

And people attending places of worship will also be among those required to wear face coverings, in a change that will be applied from next weekend.

Jul 29 10:59

UK Government signs '£500million' deal with drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi for 60million doses of fourth potential coronavirus vaccine - even though it hasn't been tested on humans yet

Number 10 has now secured four different types of experimental coronavirus jabs, giving the UK access to a total of 250million doses — enough to allow everyone in Britain to have four each, if they work.

Jul 29 10:45

Bakery turns away customers aged 94 and 86 because they didn't have bank cards and wanted to pay in cash despite shop's Covid rules

A bakery turned away two elderly women who could not pay with bank cards because they are refusing 'dirty' cash to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Birds Bakery in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire told 94-year-old Edna Dalchin to put her essential items back because they would not accept paper money.

And grandmother Glynis Kirk, 86, was also told she could not buy pork pies at the Arnold branch without paying on her bank card.

Jul 29 05:10

Where’s the outrage over Britain providing training on ‘how to be a better despot’ for some of the world’s dodgiest regimes?

New evidence shows that the UK is hosting intelligence training for some of the world’s most oppressive regimes, which have been involved in numerous atrocities. Why is it not being held to account for this?

The news that Britain is once again knee-deep in some seriously sordid affairs is disappointing, but hardly a surprise. In today’s increasingly globalized world, it’s nigh-on impossible to remain free from any connection to questionable regimes.

But the Queen’s government has sunk even further, as it’s reportedly been actively reaching out to despots, dictators and democracy deniers, according to documents obtained by Declassified UK.

It’s been sending out a glossy sales brochure to entice the world’s rogues to sign up and learn how to abuse their power more efficiently.

Jul 28 10:23

'We cannot keep running away from Covid-19': Ex-Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption says Britain must learn to live alongside the virus and says 'there have been far worse diseases'

In his piece for The Telegraph, he said Sweden had a 'substantially lower' death rate than Britain — but admitted it was 'fashionable' to rubbish its approach.

Official figures show Sweden has suffered 564.4 coronavirus deaths for every million people. In comparison, the rate in the UK is 674.06.

He wrote: 'Their hospitals were never overwhelmed. They never closed their schools. The predicted damage to their economy is about half of ours.'

Writing that 'we cannot keep running away', he added: 'Our ancestors lived with far worse epidemic diseases without rushing to put their heads in a bag.'

Jul 27 10:18

'I Should Have Been Told To Wait': Woman Who Was Gender-Transitioned as a Teen Speaks Out Amid Lawsuit

Liberals and conservatives agree — children cannot consent to sex.

Kids are developmentally unable to make decisions about things that they don’t understand, including sexual activity.

Given this fact, it is reprehensible that some parents believe their children have the capacity to make life-altering changes to their sexual development through gender reassignment procedures.

Keira Bell, a woman who was treated with hormone blockers as a teenager to reassign her gender, is taking on the United Kingdom National Health Service, arguing that she “should have been told to wait.”

Jul 27 08:27

Magic mushrooms should be made legal in the same way as cannabis so they can be used to treat depression, leading doctors say

Magic mushrooms should be rescheduled in Britain to treat depression, top doctors have said.

Leading experts have called for a change in the law to allow 'shrooms' to be used in a similar way as medicinal cannabis.

But they said recreational use would remain illegal, with Brits caught in possession of the Class A drug facing a jail-term of up to seven years.

Scientific studies have repeatedly shown psilocybin — the psychoactive chemical in magic mushrooms — has promise in boosting mental health, fighting off depression and helping PTSD sufferers.

Jul 26 11:52

More than 600,000 British tourists on holiday in Spain now a face two-week 'house arrest' quarantine amid scramble to return home after bombshell axing of 'air bridge' - throwing their working lives into fresh disarray

Hundreds of thousands of 'panicked' British tourists heading home from Spain are facing a two-week quarantine back in the UK after the government's bombshell announcement last night to scrap the air bridge.

An estimated 600,000 Britons are thought to be affected by the rule change with queues of home-bound travellers reacting with anger and confusion as they prepared to board a plane from Madrid this morning.

The government last night suddenly pulled its air bridge with Spain with almost immediate effect following a spike of coronavirus cases in the country.

The move, which came into effect from midnight, means anyone returning to Britain from Spain faces an automatic fortnight-long quarantine at home.

Jul 25 17:06

PETER HITCHENS: Boris Johnson's decision to force us to wear face nappies will kill the British high street

The Government’s dedicated efforts to destroy our economy and an entire way of life have moved up a step.

High streets had just begun to stir feebly back into life after months of enforced shutdown. Then the futile decree went out from Downing Street that customers must wear muzzles.

And what will happen? Why, more people will choose not to bother to go near shops at all. They will buy from the internet giants instead.

The Government has convinced itself that this idiotic measure will somehow increase confidence. Really? After deliberately terrifying us with horror stories about a huge and deadly plague poised to slay millions and to turn our hospitals into charnel houses?

This did not happen because it was never going to happen, as more and more studies (the latest from Toronto University) are showing.

Jul 25 16:59

Taste of things to come: Manchester restaurant receives nearly 1,000 applications for one receptionist role - in stark glimpse of UK jobs bloodbath with 74,000 people laid off last month

When the vacancy at 20 Stories was posted online on Monday the company expected to get around 30 applicants and was shocked to see the enormous interest in the job.

It comes as figures earlier this week revealed that the number of people employed fell by another 74,000 last month with 2.6million on benefits.

Jul 25 04:17

Propaganda for kids: UK govt-backed ‘news’ site teaches children about ‘ruthless’ Putin & ‘shameless’ Russia

When schools in Britain eventually reopen in September, children filling into the classrooms won’t just be learning their reading, writing and arithmetic. On top of these fundamentals, their teachers will spoon-feed them blatant propaganda that would make Herr Goebbels blush.

Jul 24 11:47

Bare-faced cheek! Naked man struts along busy Oxford Street wearing nothing but a G-string made out of a FACE MASK

Masks are now compulsory in shops up and down the country, but one man made a mockery of the new rules today by fashioning one into a G-string and strutting along Oxford Street in the nude.

Passersby in the capital looked on bemused as the naked man confidently made his way down the road wearing nothing but the improvised thong.

Jul 24 08:27

Up to 500 jobs are at risk at online retailer ASOS after it announced restructuring of the business - as number of roles under threat at UK firms hits 65,000 amid pandemic

Hundreds of workers at online retail giant ASOS are set to lose their jobs as the firm moves the bulk of customer service work to the Philippines, according to staff.

Around 500 day shift employees at its customer care centre in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, were informed earlier this week they were facing possible redundancy in light of the changes.

An email to staff from chief executive Nick Beighton insists the move is 'not an impact of Covid-19'.

Nevertheless, it comes against a backdrop of a huge number of redundancies forced since the outbreak of the virus, with more than 65,000 roles already cut nationwide.

Jul 24 08:12

The cost of lockdown on Britain's economy 'has not been worth the lives saved', study claims

The damage to the economy is an astonishing £70billion greater than the value of the years of life saved, when applying an NHS formula.

The study by former Bank of England policymaker David Miles, with co-authors Mike Stedman and Adrian Heald, urges the Government to ditch blanket lockdown policies designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

They claim that the losses caused by continuing with strict restrictions on economic activity – such as social distancing restrictions which limit capacity in restaurants and pubs – outweigh the lives saved.

Jul 23 09:16

Coronavirus: Government admits its Test and Trace programme is unlawful

The government has admitted its contact tracing programme is unlawful in a legal letter which confirms it has been running in breach of data protection laws since it was launched in May.

Confirmation the programme failed to adhere to privacy regulations comes as Sky News can reveal that contractors working for NHS Test and Trace have been told they may be fired following reports of dozens of staff sharing patients' confidential data on social media.

According to the legal letter, the government did not conduct a data privacy impact assessment (DPIA) which is required to ensure that breaches of patients' information don't take place.

Jul 23 04:25

PM Boris Johnson tells army to prepare for quadruple winter whammy of coronavirus, flu, Brexit and flooding that threatens to cripple Britain

Boris Johnson has told the army to prepare for a second wave of coronavirus, the flu, Brexit and flooding in a four-pronged disaster which threatens to cripple Britain.

Head of military strategy and operations at the Ministry of Defence Lieutenant General Douglas Chalmers said 'No. 10 has been very clear' that tabletop preparedness exercises must be completed by the end of August.

He highlighted 'the normal flu season' and the coronavirus crisis still being 'very firmly with us' as well as the end of Britain's 11-month transition out of the EU on December 31st and potential flooding as issues Britain could face.

Jul 22 13:19

Coronavirus restrictions will remain if large numbers refuse vaccine, warns UK taskforce

Coronavirus restrictions will remain in place if large numbers of people refuse to take a COVID-19 vaccine, a UK taskforce has warned.

Jul 21 12:00

Correct mistakes or face ‘counterattack’, Beijing says, after London suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

The UK will suffer consequences unless it reverses its decision to suspend the Hong Kong extradition treaty, China has warned. The suspension came in response to a new national security law put in place in the autonomous region.

“China urges the UK to give up its fantasies of continuing colonial influence in Hong Kong and immediately correct its mistakes,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a daily press conference in Beijing. He added that China planned to “make a forceful counterattack to the UK’s wrong actions”.

The remark comes a day after the British government froze an extradition treaty that had permitted the government of Hong Kong to retrieve suspected criminals hiding in the UK.

Jul 21 11:58

More evidence emerges of inflated Covid-19 fatality rates – are we being intimidated?

This week we were told that, in the UK at least, anyone who has had a positive Covid test and who then died – from any illness – would be recorded as a coronavirus-related death. No matter when they die.

This means that someone could have tested positive in March, with no symptoms of Covid at all, and who then died in July, would be recorded in the official figures, as having died of Covid-related causes. Even if they were hit by a bus.

Even more weird is the fact that there does not seem to be any time limit to this. So, you could test positive in March 2020, then die in March 2040, and still be recorded as having died of Covid. I doubt this will happen, but it could.

Jul 21 10:00

THEY DON’T CARE if it’s safe: UK govt. just signed deal for 90 million coronavirus vaccine doses even BEFORE safety testing has been completed

Some 90 million doses of two different experimental Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines currently under development by multiple drug giants have been purchased by the British government for mass distribution. This is despite the fact that nobody knows for sure whether or not the jabs will even work because they have yet to be tested.

Proving once again that this whole thing is a scam, the United Kingdom (UK) is simply assuming that the drugs will work and has ordered them accordingly, with 30 million doses coming from the Pfizer and BioNtech partnership, and another 60 million coming from Valneva. This is on top of the 100 million doses of another vaccine variety that were already ordered from the University of Oxford.

Jul 21 06:06

UK Trade Group Warns Of "Jobs Bloodbath" And No V-Shaped Recovery

The shape of the UK recovery is turning out to be anything but a "V," forcing more than half of the manufacturers in the country to reduce their respective labor forces in the back half of the year, according to Make UK's latest Manufacturing Monitor survey.

Jul 17 19:55

Coronavirus death numbers: Health Secretary Matt Hancock orders urgent review into Public Health England data

An urgent review has been ordered into how the daily coronavirus death figures are calculated after it was claimed the current method does not take into account the fact that some people may have recovered from COVID-19 and died of a different cause.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has asked for the examination of Public Health England's (PHE) data - said by researchers to include a "statistical anomaly" by which "no one can ever recover from COVID-19 in England".

The government's own figures show there have been 45,119 COVID-19 associated deaths across the UK.

But that tally is feared to be inaccurate due to the way coronavirus deaths are recorded in England.

Explaining the "strange anomaly", Sky News' Rowland Manthorpe said: "Essentially, there is no way to recover, statistically. So, if I tested positive for COVID-19 today and then I got hit by a bus tomorrow, then COVID-19 would be listed as my cause of death."

Jul 16 12:06

Face Masks Mandated by UK Government Specifically Say They Don’t Protect Against COVID-19

The same type of face masks that the UK government is mandating people wear in shops from July 24 onwards to protect against the spread of coronavirus specifically state on their packaging that they don’t protect against coronavirus.


Jul 16 09:09

Emergency loans for universities about to go bust

Universities in England at risk of going bust could apply for emergency loans from the government, in plans announced by the education secretary.

But any rescue would come with conditions, including cutting pay for vice chancellors and senior staff.

It could also require universities to focus more on subjects with better job prospects for graduates.

A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that 13 unnamed universities were facing insolvency.

Jul 16 09:08

Coronavirus: UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate.

The overall jobless rate was unchanged but there are 47,000 more young people unemployed than there were a year ago.

Unemployment has not surged, as many feared, because large numbers of firms have put employees on the government-backed furlough scheme.

But economists say the full effect on employment will not be felt until the scheme ends in October.

Jul 15 14:13

Woodrow Wilson’s racism: The basis for his support of Zionism

Lawrence Davidson examines the shared racism of Zionism and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, who was a champion of the Balfour Declaration and the creation of the state of Israel on usurped Palestinian lands, and who remains a hero to present-day Zionists.>>

Jul 15 11:23

Are Trident nukes the best way to spend £205bn with a massive financial crisis ahead of us?

The UK needs to rethink its priorities in light of the economic destruction wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. It can no longer afford to play in the big league by remaining a nuclear power.

Coronavirus has given the global economy a real kick in the teeth, with many countries seeing large swathes of their national economies grind to a halt. Total losses will reportedly amount to $12 trillion this year, equivalent to a five percent decline of the global economy.

The UK government has already spent an extra £190 billion since the start of the pandemic, well in excess of the nation’s entire annual healthcare budget, and it is believed that expenditure over the course of the current financial year (April 2020-April 2021) will amount to around £300 billion.

Jul 15 11:21

George Galloway: UK ban on Huawei is national self-harm. China’s riposte could devastate the ailing British economy

Having alienated the remaining 27 members of the European Union and set Anglo-Russian relations back a century, Boris Johnson has just declared an economic war on China. What could possibly go wrong!

The British economy fell by 20 percent in the last quarter, a bell which tolled on the very day the government announced a raft of moves which can only be described as a declaration of economic war against China, a country of 1.4 billion people and the world’s second biggest economy – certain to be biggest by 2025. The proximate reason – that allowing Huawei into Britain’s 5G roll-out is a “security risk” – is patently false. If that were true for 5G, it would be true of 3 and 4G. If it were true then the company would have to be banished now, not in 2027 (by when, incidentally, 5G will be so last year).

Jul 15 11:00

UK to deploy new aircraft carrier to the Far East to 'counter' China

In the latest sign the UK is determined to adopt a belligerent approach against China, it is being reported that military chiefs have drawn up plans to deploy one of Britain’s new aircraft carriers to the Far East.

News of the potential deployment comes on the heels of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s decision to expel the Chinese technology giant Huawei from the UK by 2027.

Jul 15 10:10

China threatens to pull big business out of Britain and accuses Boris Johnson of being 'America's dupe' after banning Huawei from UK's 5G network

Liu Xiaoming, China's Ambassador to the UK, said 'the way you treat Huawei will be followed very closely by other Chinese businesses' as he said the decision had 'undermined the trust between the two countries'.

Mr Liu said 'Huawei merely symbolises how you treat China' in comments which came after Beijing had earlier accused Boris Johnson of being 'America's dupe'.

Jul 15 10:06

Viewers accuse BBC of pandering to 'cancel culture' and 'left-wing, pro-remain establishment elitists' as broadcaster AXES veteran political journalist Andrew Neil, 71, in latest round of job cuts

The veteran political journalist is renowned for his confrontational, no-holds-barred interview style which has seen him scold PM Boris Johnson, interrupt Jeremy Corbyn and berate Left-wing commentator Owen Jones on air.

Martin Daubney, a former Brexit Party MEP, tweeted: 'The Cancel Culture Gang - who claim cancel culture doesn't exist - will be delighted Andrew Neil has been cancelled. The BBC splurges £100million on 'diverse' content, then axes their No1 political journalist Total madness!'

His colleague Rupert Lowe said: 'Axing Andrew Neil (@afneil) is a ridiculous decision. The one journalist who was capable of putting together a decent interview. The BBC's reputation goes lower and lower. I wonder which overpaid stars continue on the gravy train'.

Jul 14 14:38

NHS Consultant Says Staff Are Being Silenced Over COVID19

In my opinion, and that of many of my colleagues, there has been no Covid Pandemic, certainly not in the Surrey region and I have heard from other colleagues this picture is the same throughout the country. Our hospital would normally expect to see around 350,000 out patients a year. Around 95,000 patients are admitted to hospital in a normal year and we would expect to see around a similar figure, perhaps 100,000 patients pass through our A&E department.

In the months from March to June (inclusive) we would normally expect to see 100,000 out patients, around 30,000 patients admitted to hospital and perhaps 30,000 pass through A&E. This year (and these figures are almost impossible to get hold of) we are over 95% down on all those numbers. In effect, the hospital has been pretty much empty for that entire period.

Jul 14 04:55

Amnesty: UK one of worst in health, social care worker deaths

The photos of only some of the nurses, doctors and social care assistants who sacrificed their lives to save those of others. Brave human beings at the frontline of the battle against the deadly novel coronavirus.

Health and social care workers often face greater exposure to the disease, and therefore are at greater risk of getting infected and dying, a fact exacerbated by a lack of adequate protection. Most affected in this country, those who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics.

And a survey by the British Medical Association in May, found that almost half of doctors working for the NHS, the UK’s National Health Service, came up with their own equipment or relied on donations when none was available.

But why such a high number in the UK compared to other nations? According to Amnesty, that’s because the UK is one of few countries that distinguish between the deaths of social care workers and healthcare workers.

Jul 13 04:54

Report: UK Cops Ignored Modern Slavery in Textile Sweatshops, Feared Being Branded Racist

British police ignored sweatshops full of mostly South Asian heritage workers in the British fashion industry over fears that they would be called racist, according to reports, mirroring decades of a similar lack of action taken by police in confronting the scourge of mostly Muslim grooming gangs.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has suggested that “cultural sensitivities” led police and other government agencies to ignore the exploitation of illegal workers in textile factories and warehouses in Leicester, similar to how police overlooked grooming gang rapists operating in cities like Rotherham and Rochdale.

Last week, an investigation found that workers in a Leicester factory for the British fashion company Boohoo were being paid as little as £3.50 an hour, compared to the national minimum wage for adults over 25 of £8.72 an hour.

Jul 12 10:54

[Video] Laughing At Tyrants - Coronavirus Is Now A Joke

Humour and protest relating to covid is now banned on YouTube.

Jul 10 04:54

Greedy Britain’s morality-preaching sanctions list immediately made worthless by pandering to warmongering Saudi Arabia

Britain unveiled its version of the so-called Magnitsky laws, preaching human rights and justice, but then took all the shine off by resuming arms sales for Saudi Arabia’s illegal war on Yemen.
If there ever was a case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, Britain’s shameful and shambolic 24-hours are it. To great fanfare, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab proclaimed to the world that the UK is launching its first ever global sanctions regime.

There were individuals from Russia, North Korea, and Myanmar on the roll call of dishonor.

There was also a block of 20 Saudi Arabian nationals who, according to the Foreign Office, are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Not only was he lured on false pretenses and then murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul, it’s widely thought that he was then butchered and removed piece by piece in suitcases.

Jul 09 10:04

Councils face 'economic shock' after losing MILLIONS of pounds in parking fees and charges during coronavirus, figures show

Earnings published by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government today show that local authorities were anticipating to bank more than £885million in parking fees alone this financial year, which runs from April 2020 until the end of March 2021.

However, lockdown and the suspension of parking charges throughout the coronavirus crisis means councils will not receive the income they budgeted for back in February.

Councils are currently facing an estimated £200million blackhole from lost parking income in the four months of lockdown already experienced, the data suggests.

Jul 09 09:59

NHS admissions for routine ops drop 82% in a year with 1.5million not seen within 18 weeks in worst figures since 2007 as medics warn 'time bomb has now detonated'

The number of NHS patients admitted for routine ops has dropped 82 per cent in a year and 1.5million have been forced to wait at least 18 weeks to start treatment, devastating statistics today revealed.

Shocking NHS England data that laid bare the strain Covid-19 has put on hospitals showed only 54,550 patients were admitted for treatment in May — a fraction of the 295,000 recorded this time last year.

And 1.45million patients have had to wait at least 18 weeks to start hospital treatment for routine operations such as hip and knee replacements — the worst since 2007 and more than double last May.

Jul 09 09:20

Coronavirus: John Lewis and Boots to cut 5,300 jobs

Two of the UK's biggest High Street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, have announced 5,300 job cuts.

Boots has said 4,000 jobs will go, while John Lewis is shutting down eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk.

The moves come amid warnings that new economic support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak will not be enough to stop millions of workers losing their jobs.

Jul 09 08:22

High Court Ignores Justice – Bank of England Theft From Venezuela Upheld

“Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs. True professionals establish a bank”.

The wise words of socialist poet and playwright Bertold Brecht should be copied, promoted and shouted across the world in the light of yesterday’s shocking decision of Supreme Court Judge Nigel Teare in London to uphold the obscene and deadly decision of the Bank of England to rob the nation of Venezuela of its £820 million of gold assets.

Jul 08 19:06

Coronavirus: Businessman loses legal fight over 'draconian' lockdown

A millionaire businessman has lost his bid to bring a High Court challenge against the government over the coronavirus lockdown.

Entrepreneur Simon Dolan, whose interests span accountancy to motorsport, raised more than £200,000 via crowdfunding to seek a judicial review of the restrictions of movement imposed in England back in March to limit the spread of COVID-19.


The businessman, who is worth £200m according to the Sunday Times Rich List, told his Twitter followers than an appeal was being considered in the wake of Monday's judgment.

"The most draconian laws ever introduced in England, with no Parliamentary scrutiny and they are seen to be fit and proper by the Courts. England 2020", he wrote.

Jul 08 07:50

UK resumes arms sales to Saudi Arabia, says ‘possible’ war crimes in Yemen are ‘isolated incidents’

The UK government has come under fire after announcing that it is to recommence arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite acknowledging that the kingdom could be using them to commit war crimes in Yemen.
In a written statement published on Tuesday, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss confirmed that the UK will resume trading militarily with their key ally in the Gulf region. A landmark UK Court of Appeal ruling in June 2019 judged that arms sales to the kingdom were unlawful – prompting the government to suspend new arms sales while it conducted a review.

Jul 07 19:25

High consequence infectious diseases (HCID) -

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

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

Why the hell was the UK locked down on 23 March? Why are we in a draconian "new normal"?

Jul 07 10:39

Coronavirus: Workers to pay tax on tests by their employer

Workers who have coronavirus tests paid for by their employer will have to pay tax on them.

Tax authorities have confirmed that tests will be treated as a "benefit in kind", and so will be subject to extra income tax for employees.

Jul 07 07:14

London Slaps Sanctions on Russians, Saudis, North Koreans Over Alleged 'Human Rights Abuses'

The new restrictions are based on 2018 legislation known as the 'Magnitsky amendment', giving the government the ability to sanction individuals for alleged gross violations of human rights.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab unveiled new sanctions against 49 persons and groups accused of violating 'Magnitsky amendment' legislation from countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Myanmar on Monday.

"This government is committed to the UK being an ever stronger force for good in the world," Raab said in an address to parliament. "We will hold to account the perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses," he promised.

"Those with blood on their hands won't be waltz into this country, to buy up property on the Kings Road, do their Christmas shopping in Knightsbridge, or siphon dirty money through British banks," the foreign secretary added.

Jul 07 06:57

‘Sanction yourself then?’ Top UK diplomat derided after warning ‘global Britain’ will sanction human rights violators

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been roundly ridiculed after announcing a new sanctions regime that will target human rights abusers and boasting that “Global Britain will be a force for good in the world.”

The new “autonomous” global sanctions regime, which was officially unveiled by Raab in the House of Commons on Monday, will initially target individuals or organizations with asset freezes and visa bans, and eventually expand to states and governments.

"Today I will introduce a sanctions regime that will target people who have committed the gravest human rights violations. Global Britain will be an even stronger force for good in the world, in the years ahead," Britain’s foreign minister issued a stark warning to human rights violators around the world on Twitter, seemingly without a hint of irony.

Jul 06 17:49

Britain’s Leicester lockdown is an unjustifiable travesty, based on shoddy figures and a bungled report

Councillor Francesco Lari, leader of the independents in Nottingham, which neighbours Leicester, tweeted on Friday to show how the UK government had over-reported the number of cases by 29,726 because it counted some twice. “Deduplication” is the fancy term it uses for not being able to do sums, because you can’t expect the Rapid Investigation Team to get every calculation right! After all, when it comes to decisions of great importance that will profoundly affect the lives of hundreds of thousands, rapidity is the name of the game!

Even if they had got all their sums right, and there was an upsurge in cases that warranted action, the report makes clear that it is in the “under 19-year-old group”. That is, children. You know, those small humans who don’t get Covid-19, or if they do, are infinitesimally at risk of dying if they do? Just 0.05 percent of deaths from coronavirus have been of people aged under 19, and those under 40 represent only 0.7 percent.

Jul 06 08:53

BBC podcaster Deborah James who has incurable stage 4 cancer reveals her friend, 31, died of the disease 'too soon' when COVID-19 stopped her treatment - leaving her son without his mum

BBC presenter Deborah James, who has incurable stage four bowel cancer, revealed her friend 'died too soon' of the same disease after her treatment was stopped due to COVID-19.

Jul 05 13:48

Patrols to see if Leicester people are following local lockdown rules

Behavioural scientists are taking to the streets of Leicester to see whether people are sticking to lockdown rules.

Public Health England’s Nick Phin today said that the team of behavioural scientists are working within the city to see if people are observing social distancing and other guidelines.

If people are not, targeted measures and communications will be used to reinforce the stay home and two metres messages.

Jul 03 08:58

UK denying Maduro access to Venezuelan gold is not only THEFT, it’s MURDER of London’s reputation as trusted financial center

The standards are poor at the Bank of England these days, I don’t know why anyone would want to do business with them. George Galloway gives British banking, and justice, a triple-fail rating.

It used to be “a thing” when I was growing up. “As safe as the Bank of England” was the acme of trustworthiness and security. But as Venezuela – and any other Global South country foolish enough to entrust the British with their sovereign wealth just found out in the High Court in London – the Bank of England isn’t any longer safe at all.

Almost a billion dollars worth of Venzuelan gold bullion has just been stolen by the British government, theft has just been legalized, and the thieves didn’t even bother to wear a mask.

Jul 03 07:20

British Court Refuses To Release Venezuelan Gold To Maduro

18 months ago, the 'virtue-signaling' Bank of England stuck a knife between the ribs of Venezuela's embattled socialist leader, Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver and anointed successor of Huge Chavez who managed to cling to power last year despite a Western-backed coup attempt led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, whose government was officially recognized by dozens of foreign governments.

But when the Venezuelan military refused to break with Maduro, choosing instead to back him over Guaido, Guaido gradually faded into irrelevance. He's still there, and still claiming to be the legitimate ruler of Venezuela, but instead of looking like a credible alternative to Maduro, he's sounding more like a deranged street preacher proclaiming that he is the one true messiah.

Jul 03 05:12

China won’t sit idle if UK citizenship offer to Hong Kong proceeds, says ‘days of colonial rule’ are gone

Beijing has warned that it won’t stand back and watch the UK grant citizenship to millions of Hong Kongers. If China’s opposition to the move isn’t heard, some “corresponding measures” will come into play.

PM Boris Johnson said earlier on Wednesday that if China pursues hotly-debated national security laws in Hong Kong, millions of its residents will be eligible for the British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Jul 02 17:31

It’s official & a damning indictment, the Covid-19 lockdown has made the rich vastly richer and poor vastly poorer

New figures from the Bank of England show what many of us predicted – that the effect of shutting down the economy would increase wealth inequality and hit the least well-off hardest. And it's just going to get worse.

The Bank of England has published the first real data that shows how inequality has increased during the Covid-19 crisis revealing that those of us who argued that shutting down the economy for a long period of time would wreck working class people’s lives were not far-right lunatics and granny killers, but just right.

Jul 02 12:01

Boris Johnson Admits Many Pre-Lockdown Jobs Are ‘Not Coming Back’ As Furlough Lifts

PM warns of a “real, real crisis” in employment as he outlines £5bn infrastructure spending to aid economic recovery from coronavirus.

Jul 01 23:28

Gold in London bank sparks battle between Venezuelan political rivals

The political battle over control of Venezuela has turned to a $1 .8 billion stack of gold bars sitting in the Bank of England's vault in London, where a judge is expected to decide soon on who has the rightful claim to the bullion.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he needs the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic.

But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as his country's legitimate leader, has refused to hand it over to Maduro's socialist administration.

A ruling by Justice Nigel Teare, which is expected possibly within days, could help clarify the question of who is Venezuela's legitimate leader — at least in the eyes of one world power, experts say.