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Jun 02 09:49

What Britons want (clue- it's not covid tests): People flock to McDonald's and Ikea but coronavirus testing centres are still so deserted that staff can dress up toys in PPE - as experts tear apart Hancock's figures

Matt Hancock today begged Britons to do their 'duty' and get tested as the UK's largest coronavirus drive-thru centres stood idle while newly opened McDonald's restaurants and Ikea stores were swamped.

Bored NHS contractors at Twickenham rugby stadium in West London even had time to make a horse mascot and deck it out in blue surgical face mask, white gloves and yellow high viz jacket to match their PPE.

Nearby testing sites at Chessington and Heathrow were also largely empty today with only a small trickle of cars arriving for their pre-booked test by medical staff who take a throat and nasal swab from drivers.

Jun 01 18:39

'Will the cops be setting up stings on TINDER now?': Eyebrows are raised as government makes sex in your home with a person from another household ILLEGAL (but it's okay in the garden)

Addressing the new rules on sex, one person wrote on social media: 'Will the cops be setting stings up on Tinder now that it's illegal to have sex unless you're living together?'

Another posted a GIF of a drooling Homer Simpson, saying: 'Illegal sex sounds so hot.'

A third implied every previously law-abiding single man would turn into a revolutionary akin to Che Guevara after reading that 'sex is now illegal'.

One Twitter user said his wife was going to 'ban sex with people she lives with, in solidarity'.

Another asked: 'How do I sign up to become one of the SEX POLICE for this sexy time ban then?'

One said: 'Not really happy about this so-called ''sex-ban''. I'm sure it's only so the NHS aren't inundated in 9 months' time!'

Jun 01 12:20

Sex in your house with a person from another household illegal from today

Sex in your house with someone from outside of your household is set to become illegal today.

The government is introducing new lockdown measures in England that prevent people from socialising (or gathering) with one person from outside of their household in a private space.

Up until now the person visiting a house for sex would have been the one in breach of the measures.

But now both people would technically be able to be prosecuted under the law, with Amendment Regulations being introduced in Parliament on Monday.

For those couples looking for a workaround, having sex in a public place is already illegal.

May 30 22:45

Is public opinion on Covid-19 being shaped by facts – or ‘terrorized’ by propaganda?

To what extent have such non-consensual methods of persuasion – that is to say, propaganda – been used with respect to Covid-19?

It has recently come to light that ‘behavioural scientists’ have been providing advice to the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). UK Column reports that this group, named the ‘Scientific Pandemic Influenza group on Behaviour (SPI-B)’, was (re)convened on February 13, 2020.

One document produced by this group identifies “options for increasing adherence to social distancing measures,” which include persuasion, incentivization and coercion. In the section on persuasion it states that the “perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging.” The document also mentions using “media to increase sense of personal threat.”

May 30 06:21

British mercenaries 'involved in botched operation' backing rebel leader in Libya, according to secret UN report

Six British citizens including two former Royal Marine commandos have been accused of taking part in a botched mercenary mission to Libya to fight on behalf of renegade general Khalifa Haftar.

The five men and one woman are named in a confidential report by the United Nations panel of experts on Libya into a botched mission that ended with the mercenaries making a remarkable sea-borne escape after falling out with their hosts.

The men, including former Royal Marines Sean Callaghan Louw and Andrew Scott Ritchie, were among around 20 mercenaries who travelled to Benghazi in eastern Libya in June 2019 in a contract organised by a UAE based company called Opus, according to the report seen by the Daily Telegraph.

As the report says, UN investigators believe that that they had been hired by General Haftar's Libyan National Army to fly assault helicopters and use fast speedboats to intercept and search merchant vessels ferrying Turkish weapons to Tripoli.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THAT's... an industrial-strength "Oops there!!"

And forgive me, but isn't the UK supposed to be supporting the current UN-mandated government in Tripoli?!?

May 29 21:45

I’ve signed death certificates during Covid-19. Here’s why you can’t trust any of the statistics on the number of victims

By Malcolm Kendrick, doctor and author who works as a GP in the National Health Service in England.

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Then, along comes Covid-19, and many of the rules – such as they were – went straight out the window. At one point, it was even suggested that relatives could fill in death certificates, if no-one else was available. Though I am not sure this ever happened.

What were we now supposed to do? If an elderly person died in a care home, or at home, did they die of Covid-19? Well, frankly, who knows? Especially if they didn’t have a test for Covid-19 – which for several weeks was not even allowed. Only patients entering hospital were deemed worthy of a test. No-one else.

What advice was given? It varied throughout the country, and from coroner to coroner – and from day to day. Was every person in a care home now to be diagnosed as dying of the coronavirus ? Well, that was certainly the advice given in several parts of the UK.

May 29 08:38

Temporary morgues set up to cope with thousands of Covid-19 victims are mothballed as death rate drops

Temporary morgues set up around Britain amid the Covid-19 pandemic are being mothballed as the coronavirus death rate drops.

And some mortuaries introduced nationwide, as part of a Government strategy to place 30,000 bodies in temporary care, have not taken in a single victim, Mail Online can reveal.

May 29 08:31

You will NEVER know who got you locked up under Test and Trace system: Fears secrecy could leave programme at risk of pranks or people maliciously naming someone they have not even seen

The NHS Test and Trace programme launched yesterday and requires people who develop symptoms to self-isolate for seven days and to order a test.

If they test positive for the disease they must then hand over phone numbers and email addresses for people they have interacted with in recent days.

Those people will then be contacted and told that they must go into quarantine for 14 days - but they will not find out who originally tested positive.

The need for secrecy has been partially blamed on a fear of reprisals from people angry at being told to stay at home and potentially losing out financially if they are unable to work.

But there are concerns that not revealing who has named someone could leave the system open to abuse in the form of pranks or people maliciously reporting someone they have not come into contact with.

May 28 10:16

I’ve signed death certificates during Covid-19. Here’s why you can’t trust any of the statistics on the number of victims

Then, along comes Covid-19, and many of the rules – such as they were – went straight out the window. At one point, it was even suggested that relatives could fill in death certificates, if no-one else was available. Though I am not sure this ever happened.

What were we now supposed to do? If an elderly person died in a care home, or at home, did they die of Covid-19? Well, frankly, who knows? Especially if they didn’t have a test for Covid-19 – which for several weeks was not even allowed. Only patients entering hospital were deemed worthy of a test. No-one else.

What advice was given? It varied throughout the country, and from coroner to coroner – and from day to day. Was every person in a care home now to be diagnosed as dying of the coronavirus ? Well, that was certainly the advice given in several parts of the UK.

May 27 11:30

'I came to test my eyesight and it was well worth the 260 mile trip': TripAdvisor SUSPENDS reviews for Barnard Castle after page is flooded with spoof Dominic Cummings posts as internet pokes fun at lockdown visit

Boris Johnson's chief adviser told journalists on Monday how he made a 60-mile round trip from his parents farm in Durham to the market town, to see if he was ready for a 260-mile trip back to London.

The claim has catapulted the town into the limelight, with spoof reviews flooding in on TripAdvisor, while other memes have compared the drive to a trip to Specsavers.

One 'reviewer' wrote: 'Such a lovely place to go, can't believe I saw Dominic Cummings there!' Another said the market town was 'Better than Specsavers'.

Calling themselves 'bid Dominic C' another reviewer joked 'Think I got away with it,' while another reviewer said the market town was a 'great place for a test drive'.

May 25 18:59

Tens of thousands of coronavirus tests have been double-counted, officials admit

Tens of thousands of Covid-19 tests have been double-counted in the Government’s official tally, public health officials have admitted.

Diagnostic tests which involve taking saliva and nasal samples from the same patient are being counted as two tests, not one.

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England each confirmed the double-counting.

This inflates the daily reported diagnostic test numbers by over 20 per cent, with that proportion being much higher earlier on in the crisis before home test kits were added to the daily totals.

May 25 07:57

'It's the Dominic Cummings lockdown tour 2020': No10 tweets reminder that Britons should 'keep 6ft apart from people you don’t live with'... sparking explosion of memes and ridicule

Memes mocking the Government include one reading: 'Rules do NOT apply to Tory MPs or their advisors.'

Another mocked up a poster resembling a stand-up comedy tour with Cummings photoshopped into the picture.

One suggested that the advisor was telling the public to adhere to guidelines while he and the Government do 'whatever the f*** we like'.

May 25 07:53

'If Dominic Cummings can break the rules, we can too!' Fears lockdown will collapse with crowds hitting parks and beaches in 79F heatwave after Boris Johnson's top aide drove 270 miles to Durham family home with coronavirus symptoms

Sun-worshippers descended on parks and beaches today amid an expected 79F heatwave as they declared, 'If Dominic Cummings can break the rules, we can too' after Boris Johnson's Svengali got away with a 260-mile trip during lockdown.

May 25 07:20

The Convergence Of Brexit And COVID-19

Authored by Steven Guinness,

Little has been made of Brexit since the UK ceremoniously left the EU on January 31st and entered into a transition period. Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, multiple rounds of negotiations on the future trading relationship have taken place, with round three having culminated earlier this month.

In the public eye negotiations are deadlocked. Both sides are insisting that the other must change course with just six months of the transition period remaining. As part of the withdrawal agreement, Britain has the option of requesting an extension to the transition, but must do so by the end of June. Failure to do so will mean that if a new trading relationship is not ratified by the end of the year, the UK and EU will trade on World Trade Organisation terms come the start of 2021, a consequence of which will be higher tariffs.

May 24 18:14

Boris Johnson faces his biggest rebellion yet as MPs from all wings of the party line up to tell him Dominic Cummings MUST go – just hours after PM backed his Svengali over lockdown breach row

Boris Johnson was facing a furious Tory backlash at all levels of his party last night after he attempted to mount an extraordinary defence of Dominic Cummings.

At a dramatic press conference in Downing Street, the Prime Minister claimed his chief aide had acted 'responsibly, legally and with integrity' while making a controversial 260-mile trip from London to Durham during lockdown.

Mr Johnson insisted Mr Cummings had 'followed the instincts of every father' by driving to his parents' farm after his wife developed symptoms of coronavirus. But he refused to deny that while in the North East, Mr Cummings had also driven 30 miles to go for a walk in the countryside in an apparent second lockdown breach.

And he failed to say whether he had given Mr Cummings permission for the Durham trip – or offer any apology for his most senior aide's behaviour.

May 24 18:11

Dominic Cummings is reported to police by retired teacher ‘who saw him and his family breaching lockdown by taking trip to town 30 miles away from where he went to self-isolate’

Top government aide Dominic Cummings now faces a possible police investigation after he was reported to officers by a retired teacher who claims he saw the Downing Street power-broker taking a trip to a town 30 miles away from where he went to self-isolate.

Retired chemistry teacher Robin Lees, 70, has reportedly made a complaint to the police after claiming he saw Mr Cummings and his family on April 12 walking in the town of Barnard Castle, according to the Guardian and the Mirror.

The picturesque town, with its 12th century castle ruin, is a 30-mile drive from his parents’ farm in County Durham where he was staying at the time with his wife, journalist Mary Wakefield, and their young son.

May 24 18:10

'Arrogant and offensive. Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters': UK Civil Service Twitter account posts mysterious message after Boris Johnson finishes press briefing about Dominic Cummings... and deletes it minutes later

An investigation has tonight been launched after an 'unauthorised' message was posted on the civil service's Twitter account which appeared to take a swipe at the UK government.

The UK Civil Service Twitter account, which is verified and followed by more than 240,000 people, was used to tweet out the message: 'Arrogant and offensive. Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters?'

The now-deleted message, which had been liked and retweeted thousands of times, was posted as Prime Minister Boris Johnson finished his daily coronavirus press conference - in which he vehemently defended under-fire aide Dominic Cummings.

Mr Cummings, said to be one of the key figures behind the government's 'Stay at Home' message, is accused of breaking the coronavirus lockdown by twice travelling 270 miles from London to Durham.

May 24 10:17

60 days to save the British family farm: Tories rebel as Trade Secretary Liz Truss 'plots to betray UK farmers' for Trump deal that could see stores flooded with sub-standard imports

A deep split has opened up in the Government over a trade deal with Donald Trump, with the Cabinet Minister in charge of negotiations accused of planning to turn Britain into a ‘pariah state’ by allowing the import of cheap foods pumped with antibiotics and hormones.

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has clashed with Environment Secretary George Eustice, who fears that Ms Truss is preparing to ditch the UK’s animal welfare and environmental standards in order to strike a deal with the White House after Britain’s transition period with the EU ends in December.

Mr Eustice is understood to be concerned that flooding the UK market with cheap American products could drive many British farmers out of business – but Ms Truss insists that she has no intention of lowering standards.

May 23 21:05

Make it illegal to persistently spread Covid-19 conspiracy theories, MP urges

It should be made illegal for conspiracy theorists like David Icke to spread disinformation online, an MP has said.

May 23 17:14

Dominic Cummings ignored coronavirus lockdown rules for SECOND time to visit parents

Dominic Cummings is under huge pressure to explain TWO trips which defied lockdown rules HE helped draw up.

Boris Johnson’s top aide was spotted in Houghall Woods a fortnight after the first sighting.

He was first spotted in Durham on April 5 while self isolating with the coronavirus.

A return to London saw him back at work on April 14. But by April 19 he was back in Durham.

On the second visit, fellow walkers spotted Mr Cummings at the local beauty spot.

The adviser – tonight facing growing calls to quit – claimed Mr Cummings commented as he passed by: “Aren’t the bluebells lovely?”

May 23 17:12

New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claims

Devastating new claims have emerged that Dominic Cummings further breached the lockdown rules, as Downing Street came under sustained pressure to fire the prime minister’s most senior adviser.

The new testimony suggests Cummings left the home where he was staying in Durham to visit a town 30 miles away on 12 April.

He was allegedly spotted back in Durham on 19 April, days after he was photographed in London having recovered from the virus, suggesting that following his first trip across the country at the end of March he had made a second journey from the capital to north-east England. At the time, with the UK at the peak of the pandemic, the government was insisting that people should be staying at home.

May 23 12:02

Fears of wave of redundancies as some employers say they will lay off 80% of furloughed staff once they have to pay 25% of their wages from August

Employers have warned that millions of staff will be laid off when the Government starts asking them to pay 25 per cent of their furloughed staff's wages in August.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak last week extended the coronavirus job retention scheme in which the Treasury covers 80 per cent of wages of workers' wages up to a ceiling of £2,500 a month, but this could change from August.

Under the plans, expected to be announced next week, all firms on the scheme will be told to fork out a quarter of their staff's wages even if they remain closed, The Times reports.

The effect of the change could be substantial, with several firms saying they will not be able to pay the share because their employees won't be back at work.

May 23 11:46

Ministers squirm as they insist Dominic Cummings did NOT break rules by driving 260 miles to parents' home with his family while he was in coronavirus self-isolation - as maverick No10 chief insists he 'doesn't care' if it looks bad

Ministers squirmed tonight as they denied Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules when he drove 260 miles to his parents' home while in coronavirus self-isolation.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the Downing Street briefing that the No10 chief had the 'full support' of Boris Johnson, as he faced a barrage of questions.

May 23 11:45

Piers Morgan issues ultimatum to Boris Johnson by telling him to sack Dominic Cummings TODAY or he will 'deem lockdown over' and visit his parents for the first time in 12 weeks

Piers Morgan has issued an angry ultimatum to Boris Johnson over claims his chief aide Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules by visiting his parents.

'If Boris doesn’t fire Cummings today, then I will deem the Lockdown over & drive down to see my parents (from a 2m distance) for the first time in 12 weeks. I’m not having one rule for these clowns & another for the rest of us,' The Good Morning Britain star posted on Twitter.

May 22 11:02

UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars in April

Government borrowing surged to £62bn in April, the highest monthly figure on record, after heavy spending to ease the coronavirus crisis.

It means the deficit - the difference between spending and tax income - was larger last month than forecast for the whole year at the time of the Budget.

May 21 19:58

Police will visit passengers' HOMES to check they are complying with new 14-day coronavirus quarantine after arriving back in UK under plans unveiled today

Ministers will today press ahead with the mandatory isolation plan for all ports and airports – despite warnings it will wreck families' hopes of a summer getaway.

MPs will be asked to usher through laws to bolster the police's ability to enforce the strict measures.

Beefed-up powers will allow constables to impose £1,000 fines on those who breach the order, with magistrates able to slap offenders with potentially unlimited fines if the penalties are not paid.

May 21 13:16

Britain First Leader Convicted Under Anti-Terror Law For Refusing to Unlock His Phone

The leader of Britain First on Wednesday was convicted of a terrorism offense for refusing to hand over the password to his phone and laptop to police after taking a political trip to Russia.

May 21 10:04

Another sucker punch for the poor amid Covid-19 crisis as new study reveals Britain’s top 1% enjoy 17% of nation’s income

According to new analysis, Britain’s highest-paid one percent took home 17 percent of the country’s income ahead of the coronavirus pandemic – more than was previously thought – provoking a bitter backlash.

May 20 08:36

GDP in free-fall, public debt soaring past £2trillion, and millions of Britons unemployed: Grim charts reveal the havoc being wreaked on the economy by coronavirus lockdown

Apocalyptic predictions from the Bank of England and others show the UK is on track for the worst recession in 300 years, when the Great Frost swept Europe.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned it will be pain 'the likes of which we have not seen', while the respected IFS think-tank described the impending meltdown as a 'mega-recession' or the 'recession to end all recessions'.

The Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday that the number of people claiming employment benefits has soared by a record 856,500 to 2.1million in the first full month of the coronavirus lockdown - despite the furlough scheme keeping millions formally in work.

And other figures showed that average weekly hours worked dived from 31.6 to 24.8 in the last two weeks of March, as the lockdown took hold.

In the same fortnight the numbers temporarily away from jobs spiked from 2.16million to 7.41million - reflecting some of the huge count on furlough.

May 20 05:05

Delingpole: Killing the Elderly In Care Homes to Save the NHS. Nice Work, Boris!

“Kill the Oldies. Save the NHS.” Perhaps Boris Johnson should think of adopting this for his next slogan because it’s what his government has done. In fact, it’s the second most scandalous aspect of his record so far in dealing with the Chinese coronavirus.

The scandal, essentially, is this: on March 19 the UK government issued an order to the NHS quickly to clear out 15,000 patients to make way for the expected surge in patients with Covid-19. Many of these were elderly patients who had nowhere to go save care homes. Some of these patients were already infected with coronavirus and instead of being isolated — as they should have been — they were instead sent to the very place where they were likely to do the most damage: residential homes full of people in the worst at-risk category.

May 19 18:18

New law that comes into effect TODAY means every adult is now an organ donor... unless they opt out

Under the legislation everyone in England will be deemed to have given consent for their organs to be donated when they die – unless they specifically opt out or are in an excluded group.

May 19 18:14

Bad news for summer holidays: UK DROPS 'air bridges' plan to allow Britons to holiday in low-risk countries and will impose blanket 14 day quarantine for EVERYONE arriving back from abroad

Families' hopes of a summer getaway were dealt a blow last night as Downing Street played down the idea of opening 'air bridges' to some foreign resorts.

The prospect of quarantine-free travel between the UK and countries with low coronavirus rates had been raised by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

But with ministers expected to unveil plans tomorrow for a tough new quarantine regime requiring travellers to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the UK, No 10 said the 'air bridges' idea would not form part of the proposals.

May 19 08:33

UK Police Force Humiliated For Launching Manhunt For Trucker Who Kissed Woman

A police force in the UK faced humiliation after trying to enlist the public’s help in a manhunt for a trucker who committed the dastardly crime of kissing a woman on the cheek.

“We are appealing for help to identify a man who kissed a woman on the cheek to thank her for helping when his lorry became stuck under a low bridge,” said the tweet from Derbyshire Police, asking potential witnesses if they were in the location when the incident occurred.

Within hours, the tweet was deleted however, with the force explaining, “The post drew a significant number of comments that were counterproductive to the nature of the appeal.”

Respondents had bombarded the tweet threat with jokes and assertions that kissing someone on the cheek wasn’t a crime.

May 19 08:11

Britain suffers BIGGEST surge in unemployment claims SINCE RECORDS BEGAN, as UK minister insists country can cope

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday revealed that the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in April – the first full month of the Covid-19 lockdown – soared by 856,500 to 2.097 million. It’s the largest increase since records began in 1971 and the highest total since 1996.

May 19 05:25

Covid-19 fallout? Putin might INVADE & China will DOMINATE, says the Atlantic citing ‘experts’

Amid growing pressure to end the coronavirus lockdowns, British authorities are being advised by foreign policy ‘experts’ to brace for Chinese hegemony or a Russian invasion, with the only cure being more American Empire.

That is the crux of an article that appeared in The Atlantic on Monday, worrying about the “geopolitical second wave,” as it dubs the political fallout of the pandemic.

Among the biggest fears of experts advising 10 Downing Street? That Russian President Vladimir Putin may lash out and invade someone in order to compensate for the economic fallout of the pandemic and the oil price war.

May 18 09:29

PETER HITCHENS: Furlough billions? Just a giant payday loan in YOUR name

Think of Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a smiling salesman of payday loans, and you will begin to get the picture.

‘Yes, of course you can have the money. Happy to help!’ he says as he hands over the wads of notes.

But it will not be the cheery face of Mr Sunak that you see when the time comes for repayment, but the hard and relentless agents of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

And don’t think that the repayment boys will only be going after those who have accepted the various forms of government handout during the throttling of the economy.

Even if you have yourself kept working and stayed above water, they’ll still be after you.

It is time the media began to ask Mr Sunak exactly when he plans to announce his first emergency budget (the first of many, I fancy) to a stunned nation.

May 18 08:05

Why The COVID-19 Model That Inspired UK's Lockdown May Be "The Most Devastating Software Mistake Of All Time"

While Democrats in the US and progressives in the UK continue to push back against efforts to gradually reopen their respective economies, more evidence is emerging that calls into question the models (what the public often refers to as the "science") which inspired governments across the world to impose crippling lockdowns on their populations.

Case in point: Since Neil Ferguson and the authors of the Imperial published its modeling for non-pharmaceutical intervention for COVID-19, a number of data scientists have taken a close look and found gaping oversights that seriously undermine the model's credibility. Of course, this isn't the first time we have written about Ferguson and his exploits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Buggy code" is NEVER your friend.

May 18 06:25

Britain Warned Against ‘Coup-mongering’ in Venezuela After Embassy Discovery

Venezuela has warned Britain against “coup-mongering” after the discovery of a “Venezuelan reconstruction unit” in the Foreign Office.

Demanding an urgent explanation, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreeaza lodged a formal complaint with ambassador Duncan Hill, who the minister said confirmed the existence of the unit and “tried to justify the unjustifiable.”

“We demand that [the UK] abandon Washington’s coup-mongering plans and any destabilising initiative. We demand respect for our sovereignty and the purposes and principle of the UN charter,” Mr Arreaza said.

The unit, headed by former UK ambassador to Venezuala John Saville, is believed to be part of plans to “rebuild” Venezuela and promote British interests after the removal of democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian government.

May 17 19:53

Pubs, cafes and restaurants on brink of collapse send symbolic key to their MPs to protest that landlords are charging rent throughout lockdown

Tens of thousands of small businesses are seeking to highlight how many will be forced to hand over the keys to their premises unless the Government steps in.

Most businesses in the hospitality industry have not received income since shutting in March, yet thousands are paying rent.

May 17 06:33

How Huxley's X-Club Created Nature Magazine & Sabotaged Science For 150 Years

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

What is Nature Magazine exactly? Is it truly an “objective” platform for pure scientific research untainted by the filth of political agendas? Is this standard-bearer of “proper method”, which can make or break the career of any scientist, truly the scientific journal it claims to be or is there something darker to be discovered?

Darwin, Malthus and the Political Use of a ‘Science of Limits’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

Of course not; but in order to understand the elite monied, you have to understand how they think; and this is, truly, how they think.

May 14 20:13

Delingpole: British People ‘Completely Manipulated’ Says Businessman Behind Lockdown Legal Challenge

The crowdfunding campaign to launch a legal challenge of the UK government’s lockdown policy has raised over £100,000 – some of it the result of a huge spike in donations during Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lacklustre Sunday night address to the nation.

Simon Dolan, the multi-millionaire businessman and Le Mans racing champion behind the campaign, says that the British people have been ‘completely manipulated’ and that it’s no good removing the lockdown in stages as Boris announced on Sunday.

“It’s time for us to lift the lockdown now,” he tells me.

May 12 12:04

‘Sex scenes will be interesting’: UK govt gives film & TV industry green light to restart WITH social distancing rules

The UK government has confirmed that the film and television industry can restart as long as it abides by the social distancing guidelines – including the two-meter rule – leading many to wonder how on earth it can be achieved.

May 11 08:22

The government could DITCH its contact tracing app and 'move to a different model' after only 35% of residents download it on the Isle of Wight

Fewer than 50,000 people living on the island, or 35 per cent of its population, have downloaded the app since the trial began last week.

But experts say around two-thirds of Britain - the equivalent of 40million people - will eventually need to install the app for it to work.

The app, which works using Bluetooth, alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has reported symptoms of COVID-19.

But its design has sparked privacy concerns, with officials admitting the 'centralised' NHS approach sees personal data stored in one database.

May 10 13:59

PETER HITCHENS: Has our mad mass house arrest during Covid-19 saved even a single life?

We will not escape from this misery until the Government has been forced to admit that it made a foolish mistake and over-reacted wildly to Covid-19.

The Prime Minister is like a man who sets fire to his own pyjamas, while he is wearing them, to cure himself of hiccups.

Now he stands naked and scorched, as his house burns around him, and exults that his hiccups have indeed gone away. This is what I mean by getting things out of proportion.

Above all, he must stop pretending that his actions saved us from deaths that never happened, and people must stop believing this evidence-free bilge.

Till that moment comes, months and perhaps years of costly, painful stupidity will follow. The belief that the Panic Policy worked means it can never fully end. If, and when, you go back to your job – if you still have a job – you will be compelled to abide by ludicrous, impractical rules. You will be forced to wear pointless muzzles on trains and buses.

May 10 12:57

Revealed: BBC ‘Charity’ receives MILLIONS in funding from Gates Foundation

Last week multi-billionaire ‘philanthropist’ Bill Gates appeared on the BBC and was also given extensive positive coverage across the vast billion pound taxpayer funded network.

During his interview Gates referred to himself as a ‘health expert’ and this went unchallenged.

Now we can reveal some startling links between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the BBC.

Have you heard before of BBC Media Action?

May 10 12:55

Transgender inmates have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail: Despite the risks, male-born trans convicts are still allowed to move into women's prisons

Official figures show for the first time the true scale of offending by criminals who were born male but were allowed to move into female jails after changing gender.

Yet despite the risks, prison governors are still allowing trans inmates to move into the jails. Male-born trans prisoners were first allowed to request a transfer to women's jails in England and Wales in 2016.

Just a year later the risks of the policy were made clear when a convicted rapist was moved to women's jail HMP New Hall and sexually assaulted two women inmates.

May 07 13:06

Bank of England warns coronavirus crisis will see GDP slump nearly 30 PER CENT and cause worst recession since the Great Frost in 1709

In a grim assessment, the Bank said the economy could shrink by nearly 30 per cent in the first half of this year before recovering some ground.

But the impact of the deadly disease will continue to be felt long afterwards. Unemployment could hit 9 per cent before falling back again.

The overall 14 per cent fall in output estimated for 2020 would be the biggest recession for more than 300 years - since 1709 when the Great Frost brought fledgling economies grinding to a halt across Europe.

May 07 12:13

Special Forces Deficient British Army Launches Major Recruitment Drive

Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, he British Army's website makes clear the armed forces are still accepting applications - indeed is currently advertising for a number of "army jobs", including officers, mechanics and trainee intelligence analysts.

British Army commanders have launched a major recruitment drive for special forces soldiers and ex-veterans, as mysterious as it is high-priority.

To qualify, you must already be a soldier in the army, and aged between 18 - 28. Officers will earn an initial salary of £27,200, which can rise to £32,800 upon completion of a year's training, which includes free medical and dental health cover.

May 06 12:05

Locking up the elderly until coronavirus is defeated is a cruel mockery of basic human values: Former Supreme Court judge LORD SUMPTION gives a withering critique of the Government's lockdown

COVID-19 is not the greatest crisis in our history. It is not even the greatest public health crisis in our history. But the lockdown is without doubt the greatest interference with personal liberty in our history.

It is normal at this point to add 'in peacetime'. But we can forget that. Even in wartime, we never confined the entire population to their homes, 24/7, if they did not have some excuse acceptable to a Minister.

States have always tried to confine people known to be carrying dangerous infections. But we live in a new world in which, if we are ill, the State will try to cure us. From this, it is said to follow that the State can take control of our lives against our will even if we are healthy, lest we fall ill and need its services too much.

Suddenly, it is our duty to save the NHS, not the other way round.

May 04 05:25

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

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

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

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

May 04 05:23

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

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

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

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

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

May 03 19:35

‘Unprecedented’ number of DNR orders for learning disabilities patients

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

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

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

May 03 13:13

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

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

May 01 13:17

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

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

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

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

May 01 13:10

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

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

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

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

May 01 12:32

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

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

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

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

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

May 01 03:46

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mengele would have been so proud of this guy!!

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 30 09:13

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 29 11:33

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

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

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

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

Apr 29 07:38

Coronavirus recovery plan 'must tackle climate change'

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

Apr 29 04:58

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

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

Apr 27 06:09

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

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

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

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

Apr 27 06:02

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

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

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

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