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Dec 10 09:08

Cabinet big-hitters back PM's EU deal as a step towards a soft Brexit... as rival Gove camp push May in relentless drive towards harder terms

Michael Gove was last night accused of undermining Theresa May and promoting himself as her successor by saying voters could use the next Election to rip up her EU deal.

The Environment Secretary, who led the Brexit campaign with Boris Johnson, said that after a two-year ‘transition’ when the UK leaves the EU in 2019, it would have ‘full freedom to diverge from EU law on the single market and customs union’.

If the public thought the Government was being too timid, an Election could force a more radical split and ‘divergence’ from Brussels, he argued.

Dec 10 06:11

Buchanan: The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO

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What triggered this observation was an item on Page 1 of Wednesday’s New York Times that read in its entirety:

"Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, led marchers through Kiev after threatening to jump from a five-story building to evade arrest. Page A4"

Who is Saakashvili? The wunderkind elected in 2004 in Tbilisi after a "Rose Revolution" we backed during George W. Bush’s crusade for global democracy.

During the Beijing Olympics in August 2008, Saakashvili sent his army crashing into the tiny enclave of South Ossetia, which had broken free of Georgia when Georgia broke free of Russia.

In overrunning the enclave, however, Saakashvili’s troops killed Russian peacekeepers. Big mistake.>>>

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

Dec 08 08:45

‘Refugee quotas are nonsense’: Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic ready to fight Brussels in court

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic have defended their sovereign “right” to reject EU-imposed refugee quotas after the European Commission referred the “breach of their legal obligations” to the European Court of Justice.

The EU introduced migrant quotas in September 2015. It was conceived as a temporary emergency scheme to relocate some 160,000 refugees across the bloc's 28 member-states, in order to help Greece and Italy who were suffocating from a refugee influx. At the time, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia voted against the relocation mechanism, with Budapest and Prague refusing outright to accept the EU-mandated number of refugees. Poland also declined to take in its share of immigrant quotas.

Dec 08 08:34

‘United States of Europe’ by 2025, Demands Former EU President

The European Union should transform into a federal “United States of Europe” by 2025 says Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament and contender for German Chancellor.

“I want there to be a constitutional treaty to create a federal Europe,” Mr. Schulz said Thursday during a speech at a Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP) convention in Berlin.

He told members of the party, which he leads, that the EU should rapidly expand its power and erode the sovereignty of nation-states, and that any country standing in the way must be ejected from the bloc.

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"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Euro!"

Dec 08 08:05

Belgian university to end partnership with Israeli torturers

Belgium’s KU Leuven university is to end its role in a European Union-funded “research” project carried out in partnership with Israeli torturers.

Luc Sels, the university’s rector, announced on Wednesday that researchers would be able to complete the current stage of the LAW-TRAIN project ending in April 2018, but would not take part in future phases.

“LAW-TRAIN cannot be judged separate from the composition of the consortium,” Sels stated.

Dec 07 16:02

RAW STREET VIDEO | French President Macron Tells Migrant Woman ‘Go Back To Morocco’…

She's attempting to milk the system and Macron knows it. This is remarkable video to see him talk and argue this way with someone on the street. Very cool footage.

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Dec 07 09:07

EU pledges push for Palestinian capital in Jerusalem

The European Union’s top diplomat said Thursday the organization would push for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine where the latter could also claim Jerusalem as its capital.

“The European Union has a clear and united position. We believe the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states and with Jerusalem as the capital of both,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a news conference.

Mogherini's statement comes as President Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced plans to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.

His decision drew widespread criticism from European leaders.

Dec 07 08:21

This is not 1st of April. This is the Swedish court

Eritrean migrant who shot man in the leg in Sweden while calling him racist is freed by the Swedish court because it cannot be proven that he knew the gun would fire a bullet when he pulled the trigger.

Dec 07 08:07

Rees-Mogg takes SAVAGE swipe at Hammond over claim Britain will CAVE to EU demands

Jacob Rees-Mogg said it would be ‘unwise’ for the UK to spend £40 billion on a Brexit bill if a trade deal has not been agreed.

Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed in a hearing of the Commons Treasury Committee on Wednesday that the £45 million Brexit divorce bill would still be paid even if no EU trade deal is struck.

Speaking to the BBC, the Tory MP said: “I hope that it turns out that the Chancellor has misspoken.

“That it would be unwise of us to spend 40 billion pounds, 40 billion pounds that we have no legal obligation to spend without getting a trade deal at the end of it.”

Dec 07 08:06

Brexit 'SAPPING demand for German cars with number of exports PLUMMETING'

Matthias Wissmann of the German Federation of the Automobile Industry, said: "Brexit and the related lower demand in Britain caused by exchange rates has contributed to a 2.0-per cent fall in car exports, to 4.3 million vehicles.”

The UK is is the biggest export market by unit sales and the second-biggest in cash value.

German carmakers have around 20 per cent of global car market share this year with 16.4 million vehicles sold and produced around half of all new cars registered in Europe.

German carmakers have around 20 percent of global car market share this year with 16.4 million vehicles sold and produced around half of all new cars registered in Europe.

Dec 07 08:04

Andrej Babiš sworn in as Czech PM with pledge to crack down on migration

Billionaire ANO leader to form minority government after tapping into popular discontent over immigration and EU relations

Dec 07 07:48

'I hate Brexit from every angle' Dutch PM's fury over Britain's decision to leave EU

BREXIT will have a "big" impact on the economies of European Union member states but will have an "infinitely bigger" effect on the United Kingdom, Dutch PM Mark Rutte has warned as he vented his fury over the decision to leave the bloc.

Dec 07 07:48

Juncker 'worried' Theresa May could be OUSTED if she fails to break Brexit deadlock

The European Commission President is desperate to keep Theresa May in power amid fears that a leadership coup could disrupt the Brexit process and allow a more hardline Brexiteer taking over from her, it has been revealed.

It comes as the PM’s own MPs warned she could be overthrown “within weeks” if she does not return from Brussels next week with an agreement that trade talks can begin.

Speaking to the Telegraph, one EU official said: “Mr Juncker wants to support Mrs May to avoid the collapse of her Government. He is prepared to meet her at any time, including on days next week in the run up to the European summit.”

Dec 07 07:44

‘USA dominance is crumbling’ Germany minister hits out ‘but nobody has turned to the EU’

Sigmar Gabriel accused EU nations of allowing the bloc to become irrelevant despite the crumbling of US dominance.

Mr Gabriel said: “As the US has withdrawn from the international stage, nobody has turned to the European Union.”

He then accused the EU nations of treating the bloc “as if they have a second one in their hip pocket”.

Dec 07 07:15

EU's tax haven blacklist ruthlessly mocked after bloc REFUSES to include member states

Earlier today, EU finance ministers agreed 17 countries including South Korea, Panama, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not doing enough to crack down on offshore tax avoidance schemes.

These countries and American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, now face restrictions on EU funding or potential investments from the European Investment Bank, while the governments of member states are able to impose their own sanctions on the blacklisted states.

However, the blacklist has already been condemned for being “politically led” after EU countries including Luxembourg and Ireland were left off the list.

Dec 07 07:15

EU INFIGHTING: Brussels to SUE three member states for refusing to host asylum seekers

The European Commission, which is led by Jean-Claude Juncker, is believed to be stepping up a legal case against the trio after they declined to shelter asylum seekers.

All three countries have also refused to take in any refugees under the bloc’s mandatory quota scheme, disputing the fact it was adopted by a qualified majority vote and citing security concerns.

Despite a drop in the number of refugees seeking asylum in Europe following tighter border controls and a range of EU-funded projects to discourage migration to Europe, the three Eastern European countries have maintained their hardline stance against allowing more migrants to settle.

Dec 06 08:04

France to Recognize Palestine as Part of European Union

Ambassador of Palestine to France Salman Al-Harfi said the French government has expressed desire to recognize Palestine, but as part of the European Union.
He told in a phone call that France wants to recognize a state of Palestine, but with other European countries taking part, because it will safeguard the peace process, WAFA reported.

“The Palestinian leadership aspires for France to recognize a state of Palestine, assume its role in the Middle East and form the backbone of the supportive European position,” he added.

Al-Harfi expressed said France is pushing for a European recognition in a time where the US is pressuring the European community not to recognize a state of Palestine on the borders of 1967.

Dec 06 07:53

Israel slams EU over anti-occupation photo exhibit

Israel has denounced the European Union Embassy for planning to host a photo gallery about the suffering of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

Titled "Fifty Years: Fifty Portraits of Palestinians Born in 1967", the exhibition, funded by Israeli rights group B’Tselem, is scheduled to open in the city of Jaffa on Thursday.

"For reasons that are not clear, the EU believes the path to Israel’s heart is by spitting in its face," Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon was quoted as saying Jerusalem Post newspaper on Wednesday.

"We are again witnessing the patronizing attitude of [the EU’s] hypocritical moral preaching, which creates distance rather than closeness and this is sad and unnecessary," he said.

Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, for her part, said she was not surprised by the connection between the EU and B’Tselem.

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Whine whine whine whine whimper...

Dec 06 06:50

After SEVEN years of EU HELL: Greece collapse nears END - but are they set for CALAMITY

After years spent crushed under the burden of its own national debt, the Greek government believes that the embattled euro zone economy is ready to finally ready to stand on its own feet.

The government says a deal with international creditors on its current debt pile is just around the corner with Greek minister of state Dimitris Tzanakopoulo telling reporters in Athens on Monday: "I think we will achieve a very, very good result very soon."

Its third bailout programme, an 86 billion euro aid package (£75 billion), concludes in August of next year. In principle, from August, Greece will no longer receive money from creditors and be free to finance itself in the public markets.

Dec 06 06:33

EU needs to project its power in Trump era in order to survive, says German Foreign Minister

Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday urged Europe to define and defend its own interests, warning that Washington's retreat from the world stage may continue even after Donald Trump's presidency.

"The current withdrawal of the US under Donald Trump from its role as the reliable guarantor of western multilateralism is accelerating a change in the world order and has direct consequences on the perception of German and European interests," Sigmar Gabriel said.

He said that the current US administration had taken an "extraordinary distance" from its traditionally close relationship with Europe, which it now increasingly viewed as a "competitor or economic rival" rather than an ally.

Dec 06 06:27

Boris Johnson leads Cabinet rebellion against FEARS Theresa May wants a 'soft Brexit’

The Brexit architects expressed “genuine fear” that the Prime Minister was seeking regulatory alignment between the UK and Brussels after Britain leaves.

Fear of a soft Brexit plot to keep the UK shackled to Brussels emerged after details of the proposed future of Ireland’s border were leaked prompting a furious DUP into torpedoing the deal.

A Cabinet source told The Telegraph: “It seems that either Northern Ireland is splitting from the rest of the UK or we are headed for high alignment with the EU, which certainly hasn’t been agreed by Cabinet.

Dec 06 06:26

EU in crisis: Desperate Macron's bid to save eurozone as finance ministers RESIST reform

Mr Macron’s plans for the Eurozone were presented before the European Commission on Tuesday.

His sprawling reforms including a Eurozone budget, finance minister and parliament.

They are designed to deepen members’ ties to the Eurozone and make the way it is run more democratic - as well as prevent future financial crises.

But the former Dutch finance minister objected to changes to an independent monetary body amid fears of a major backlash against Mr Macron, Luxembourg news site Delano reports.

Dec 06 06:03

Has Russia-gate morphed into Israel-gate?

From ‘Russia-Gate’ to ‘Israel-Gate’ – Justin Raimondo

I feel obligated to repeat my admonition of the various Beltway careerists who light up the small firmament of anti-interventionism: why no defense of the White House on this vitally important issue?

Given the scope of a special counsel’s powers, and the wide berth he is given to pursue possible violations to the law far removed from his original mandate, perhaps we should have expected that some other foreign connection would come to light.

Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Dec 05 09:19

Top Russian General: U.S. and NATO ‘Preparing to Start a War’ with Russia in Europe

“It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

In a piece published by RT on November 8, Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, a former top Russian defense ministry official, pointed to the growing NATO military potential in eastern Europe and claimed that the alliance and Washington were preparing to start a war with Russia.

Referring to NATO’s deployment of tactical groups to the area and their potential expansion into divisions, Ivashov said: “It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Ivashod being excessively paranoid, looking at the current NATO deployments, encircling Russia?!?

I would say, perhaps not, and NATO's dismissal of his fears are not at all grounded in reality.

Paul Craig Roberts, a genetleman of enormous professional integrity in my world, presented the following article in the spring of this year, and it is a rather shocking, yet credible, eye-opener: Roberts has both the connections and smarts to be correct in his assessment.

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

Here is a short intro from this same article, and I strongly encourage you to read the whole thing.

"Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.

It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done."

Reading the entire article will cause you to think differently about all the demonization we are seeing, against both Russia and China; demonization, coupled with sanctions, are almost always the duel preludes to war.

Dec 05 07:39

Bailins Coming In EU – 114 Italian Banks Have NP Loans Exceeding Tangible Assets

Another week and another unjustifiable move by the ECB to ‘protect’ the EU’s banking system. This time it is the decision to toughen bad-loan rules for euro-area banks.

The rules state that banks must be held to firm deadlines for writing down loans that turn sour. Banks will be required to provision fully for loans that turn sour from the start 2018.

This is particularly bad news for Italy. The country has over €318 billion of bad loans. Should the banks be forced to dispose of these non-performing loans too quickly then a financial disaster could be triggered, derailing any form of recovery

This is a step too far for Italy’s bankers who argued the ECB had overstepped its supervisory role, instead enforcing measures that should only be enforced by lawmakers.

Dec 05 07:07

DUP scuppers Brexit plan for Northern Ireland - so now what? Everything you need to know about Theresa May's next moves

Theresa May has just days to salvage Brexit negotiations after a deal was vetoed by the very party she bribed with ­£1billion to prop up her weak Tory government.

The Prime Minister had to break off from final-round talks today as DUP leader Arlene Foster refused to back a solution to the Irish border question that would in effect separate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

The dramatic last-minute intervention scuppered hopes of agreement with EU chiefs so trade talks could begin.

Now a new fix must be found to avoid the complete disaster of having no deal on Brexit at the European Council summit in Brussels next week.

Dec 05 07:05

Ireland ‘surprised and disappointed’ over failed EU, UK talks

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he was "surprised and disappointed" that the UK government could not reach a deal with the EU after Brexit talks on the Irish border fell short of an agreement in the EU de-facto capital Brussels.

Dec 05 07:04

‘Federal Europe IS NOT the answer!’ Rutte aims at Macron in speech AGAINST EU integration

Speaking at the annual congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Mr Rutte clearly outlined his opposition to more European integration as the EU27 try to find a way to prevent more countries from voting to leave the bloc.

While he did not mention Macron by name, Mr Rutte indicated his scepticism for the idea of “democratic conventions” that was “coming from France”.

Macron has already faced opposition from across Europe after spending months trying to gather support for his ambitious vision for the EU’s future.

Dec 04 18:34

Italy panic as Brexit will see €42 BILLION in funding to country disappear

ITALY could lose €42billion in European Union funding in the wake of Brexit as the UK is expected to leave a gaping black hole in the bloc’s budget.

The EU will deal with the Brexit budget deficit after 2020 with cuts to regions in Northern Italy that are currently dependent on EU funding.

The president of Tuscany has penned a panicked article as regions across the bloc grapple with a forthcoming €70billion budget deficit after Britain’s EU contributions stop.

Two alternate EU plans foretell very different futures – one says resources will be maintained at current levels while another predicts cuts of 15-30 per cent.

If the cuts are implemented, Tuscany stands to lose €1.5billion in the first EU budget after Britain quits the bloc.

Dec 04 07:19

Europe's Migrant Crisis: Millions More Still To Come

The African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit, held in in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on November 29-30, 2017, has ended in abject failure after the 55 African and 28 European leaders attending the event were unable to agree on even basic measures to prevent potentially tens of millions of African migrants from flooding Europe.

Despite high expectations and grand statements, the only concrete decision to come out of Abidjan was the promise to evacuate 3,800 African migrants stranded in Libya.

Dec 04 06:58

Jacob Rees-Mogg skewers BBC host - Brexit Britain MUST leave the EU COMPLETELY in 2019

The Tory MP told Marr the UK should “implement” its withdrawal from the European Union from that date and not pretend it is still part of the Brussels bloc.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, the leading Brexiteer dismissed the term “transition period” as misleading and said it would delay Britain’s departure by two years.

Asked about a letter he signed to Theresa May calling for no money to be handed over to the EU until a free trade deal is agreed with the bloc, Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was important not to throw funds away.

The letter also states there should be no freedom of movement, no European Court of Justice jurisdiction, and the ability to sign free trade deals around the world from March 2019 when the Brexit “transition period” begins.

Dec 04 06:57

'NO DEAL' May in Brexit showdown as she faces down Tory EU revolt

THERESA May is facing a massive Tory backbench revolt if she gives any more concessions to the EU in the Brexit negotiations.

Dec 04 06:43

Tony Blair: 'It is Absolutely Necessary That Brexit Doesn't Happen'

Tony Blair believes that the British voters deserve a second referendum on EU withdrawal. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 the former British PM said that he is trying to reverse Brexit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Phony Tony sees his own ass as sitting on the golden throne of Planet Earth some day!

Dec 03 08:06

‘Stop Christmas’ Protestors tear down festive market in violent clashes with riot police

Protestors began to dismantle the scaffolding and fences for the fair on Victory Square, Bucharest, before being grappled by riot police and pinned to the floor.

Demonstrators chanted “We won’t give Victory Square up,” and “Firea, don’t forget, this square is not yours” as they stopped construction workers from building a Christmas fair at the site of anti-corruption protests.

Dec 02 12:33

Furious EU could include ‘punishment clause’ in Brexit trade deal plot

THE European Union is looking to include a “punishment clause” in any future trade deal between the bloc and the UK which would allow Brussels to slap tariffs on British exports to the bloc.

Dec 02 09:10

EU resolution calls for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, accuses it of war crimes

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution, which calls for an EU-wide embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the alleged war crimes it has committed in Yemen. The resolution also criticizes EU members selling arms to the Gulf kingdom.
The EU parliament “condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Yemen and all attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, which constitute war crimes,” the resolution passed on Thursday says. It goes on to say that “dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes have been blamed for indiscriminately killing and wounding civilians in violation of the laws of war, including through the use of internationally banned cluster munitions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the EU on this one; however, unfortunately is most likely to be thoroughly ignored by the two major weapons-sellers to Saudi Arabia, and those countries would be the UK and the US.

Their Merchants of Death are simply making too much money, and all profits - no matter where they come from - are deemed "good for the economy", right?!?

Dec 01 11:03

Brexit bill FARCE: UK to give EU £450,000 for Brussels' CRACKDOWN on democracy

BRITAIN will be helping the European Union combat movements similar to Brexit if the Government agrees to part with Brussels’ extortionate divorce bill demands.

The EU already spends millions in an attempt to shut down the spread of anti-Brussels news and if Britain parts with the reported figure of £40 billion, a chunk of that will be used to defeat Euroscepticism, according to Ukip leader Henry Bolton.

Dec 01 07:28

‘It’s not YOUR Europe!’ Angela Merkel slapped down for ‘overbearing influence’ in Eurozone

She came under fire from Axel Schäfer, a member of parliament for Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 2003, who criticised the Chancellor for trying to control the whole bloc from Germany.

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk he warned Mrs Merkel’s wanted to take decisions on behalf of the entire continent.

Nov 30 20:42

The Bank of England has a credit problem

Nov 30 16:07

Swedish Government Report Says Putting the Word “Refugees” in Quotation Marks is “Hate”

A report published by a Swedish government agency says that putting the word “refugees” in quotation marks is “hate” and that questioning the age of child migrants is also a form of extremism.

The report, written by the Swedish National Defence Research Institute, is entitled The White Hatred. It characterizes Sweden’s “new media,” in other words any media outlet that doesn’t blindly regurgitate politically correct narratives, as potential threats to democracy, conflating them with actual neo-nazi groups.

The report defines “hate” as violent extremism that includes “hateful expressions” and jokes in the context of Internet trolling. This encompasses the practice of putting the word “refugees” in quotation marks to implicitly suggest that many such individuals might not be genuine refugees.

Using the term “unaccompanied children” in quotation marks is also a form of “hate,” according to the report, because it implies that they might actually be adults.

Nov 29 15:04

RAW VIDEO | BOSNIAN WAR CRIMINAL DRINKS POISON, COMMITS SUICIDE IN COURTROOM

Here's the raw video for anyone who hasn't seen it.

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Nov 29 07:59

‘Brexit is the FAULT of Brussels!’ German MEP LASHES EU with epic tirade at Eurocrats

GERMAN MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel blamed Brussels for Brexit saying they changed the game after Britain joined the EU.

Nov 28 17:23

UK could pay £50bn Brexit divorce bill after bowing to EU pressure

The UK has bowed to EU demands on the Brexit divorce bill in a move that could result in the UK paying £50bn to Brussels, in an attempt to get France and Germany to agree to move negotiations to trade.

Non-stop behind-the-scenes negotiations have led to a broad agreement by the UK to a gross financial settlement of £89bn on leaving the bloc, although the British expect the final net bill to be half as much.

Nov 28 12:16

Poland’s Patriot Missile Purchase Is a Paid Bribe to America

Poland announced that it will purchase $10.5 billion worth of anti-air Patriot missiles from the US.

Technically, the official news event is that the State Department approved the possible sale and that Congress has 30 days to block it, but for all intents and purposes it’s widely considered that the deal will go through as planned. This means that the Central European country will strengthen its frontline position as NATO’s anti-Russian vanguard, crucially functioning as an indispensable component of the missile defense shield that the US is constructing around Russia’s borders. In and of itself, the Patriot system is presently incapable of neutralizing Russia’s nuclear strike capabilities, especially given the hypersonic missile advancements that Moscow has undertaken over the past couple of years in invalidating this strategy, but it worryingly sets the precedent that further missile-related infrastructure could one day be deployed on Russia’s borders.

Nov 28 11:37

EU settles dispute over major weedkiller glyphosate

EU countries have voted to renew the licence of glyphosate, a widely used weedkiller at the centre of environmental concerns.

The proposal at the EU Commission's Appeal Committee received 18 votes in favour and nine against, with one abstention, ending months of deadlock.

The Commission says the new five-year licence will be ready before the current one expires on 15 December.

However, France plans to ban the use of glyphosate within three years.

Nov 28 11:01

EU Could Add Post-Brexit Britain To Its Tax-Haven Blacklist Unless It Cleans Up Its Act

British financial services could face heavy penalties post-Brexit unless the UK cleans up its tax-haven policies, it has been warned. The EU has announced plans to blacklist and sanction tax-haven countries.

The EU is set to publish a list of tax havens on December 5. Analysis by the Tax Justice Network, using the EU’s own criteria, suggests the UK and five other EU countries would find themselves on the list if the criteria were applied to them.

Nov 28 08:50

Editor Explains How NATO, EU Benefit From Silencing Russian Media

The US and EU efforts to silence Russian news outlets through enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and launching the East StratCom unit to counter so-called Russian propaganda evoke strong memories of George Orwell's "1984," Eric Van de Beek, editor of Novini, the Netherlands' geopolitical magazine, has told Radio Sputnik.

Nov 28 08:26

Soros Launches ‘Media Blitz’ Against Hungary

George Soros, the billionaire open borders campaigner, has launched a “media blitz” against Hungary’s government, which has been conducting a national consultation on the financier’s plan for the migrant crisis.

Nov 28 08:19

Puigdemont’s Idea About Catalan Vote on Region's EU Membership 'Absurd' - Rajoy

As Catalan's ex-President Carles Puigdemont launched an election campaign from exile in Belgium, he suggested that it is up to the voters to decide in the December regional elections whether the rebellious region should be a part of the EU in future.

Nov 27 16:49

Theresa May Expected To Cave To EU And Offer DOUBLE Brexit ‘Bill’ Pay-Off To Brussels

Britain is expected to cave to the European Union (EU) today and discuss offering a higher Brexit settlement, despite earlier claims that the government did not “recognise” the two-week deadline.

Theresa May’s government is expected to offer a larger sum to the EU in a desperate bid to unblock negotiations – after Michel Barnier and his Brexit team refused to budge.

Nov 27 12:51

Armed Police To Escort Joggers In Swedish City For Protection

Residents of the Swedish city of Oskarshamn will now have the option to be accompanied by armed police officers while out jogging.

Oskarshamn police inspector Peter Karlsson said the programme was designed to ease the insecurities of those who wish to go jogging after dark. Karlsson, who came up with the idea for the programme, said police would form jogging groups and all those who were interested in joining the officers were welcome, SVT reports.

Nov 27 07:48

'Club of decadent and obsolete countries' Catalan leader issues STAGGERING attack on EU

DEPOSED Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has branded the EU a “club of decadent and obsolete countries” and said a British-style “Catalexit” might be the solution.

Nov 27 07:34

Council of Europe may give in to Russian 'blackmail' to stop 'step back for Europe'

RUSSIAN “blackmail” and its threat to stop paying into the Council of Europe’s budget could see sanctions lifted over fears it may leave and "step back for Europe", according to a European official.

Nov 26 08:33

Senior Iranian official warns Europe

Deputy head of Revolutionary Guards says that if Europe threatens Iran, it will increase the range of its missiles.

Nov 26 08:09

'End of Europe' France fears Merkel's failure could spark COLLAPSE of bloc

FRANCE is growing increasingly impatient over Angela Merkel's failure to form a government - as politicians in Paris raise the possibility of finally resolving its "over-reliance" on Germany.

Nov 26 07:33

EU Concern Rising About Italian Debt

Nov 24 19:37

We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

A SECRET document, which remained locked away for 30 years, advised the British Government to COVER-UP the realities of EU membership so that by the time the public realised what was happening it would be too late.

Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – have come true.

But damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.

The classified paper, dated April 1971, suggested the Government should keep the British public in the dark about what EEC membership means predicting that it would take 30 years for voters to realise what was happening by which time it would be too late to leave.

Nov 24 18:36

Dawn of the EU army? 'FULL SPEED ahead' with defence plans, EU foreign affairs chief warns

THE EUROPEAN Union will continue to expand its defence cooperation programme with "full determination" to let EU members "explore all possibilities", EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has declared.

The European Union foreign affairs minister said the bloc was moving at "full speed" to bring member states closer together on all issues relating to defence.

Mrs Mogherini said: "The coming months will be the opportunity to launch an even greater number of cooperative projects, specifically on cybersecurity.

"But obviously we will also continue to work at full speed and with full determination on the European defence more broadly."

Nov 24 15:32

Scandal Threatens To Bring Down Irish Government...

Situation is volatile in Dublin.

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Nov 24 08:59

Outrageous! Tillerson State Dept. Dumps $700,000 into Hungarian Media to Defeat Conservative Leader Orban

Hungary’s Victor Orban is one of the few conservative Western leaders speaking about against open borders, globalism and George Soros.

Orban recently told an EU audience that George Soros and his allies are using mass immigration to destroy Europe’s “cultural and ethnic identity.”

Deep state operatives in the State Department despise Orban for his pro-democracy, anti-immigrant positions.

It was announced this week that the Tillerson State Department is spending over $700,000 to defeat Orban in Hungary.

This is outrageous!

Nov 24 07:48

We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

A SECRET document, which remained locked away for 30 years, advised the British Government to COVER-UP the realities of EU membership so that by the time the public realised what was happening it would be too late.

Nov 23 05:21

Lawyer: Ratko Mladic Trial All About NATO Securing Its ‘Encirclement of Russia'

Ratko Mladic, also known as the "Butcher of Bosnia," was convicted of Srebrenica massacre by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday. He faces a life sentence in prison.

Despite the verdict, many critics aren't thrilled with the tribunal court that dealt the hand to Mladic. In fact, many question its legitimacy.

Nov 23 05:16

NATO readying Europe’s infrastructure for war a ‘bad signal’ for Russia – general to RT

NATO’s urging its members to make its civilian infrastructure suitable for military maneuvers is a “bad sign,” a three-star Russian general told RT. He argued that it shows Washington would like to see Europe and Russia battling each other.

“This is a bad signal,” Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, formerly a high-ranking Defense Ministry official, told RT on Wednesday. “NATO has no near-peer opponent in terms of the overall amount of divisions and military equipment, as well as command structures.” Ivashov, now president of the Moscow-based Academy for Geopolitical Problems think-tank, added that new developments in Europe may indicate the military bloc is preparing to target Russia.

Nov 22 13:24

George Soros decries Hungary's PM Orban for anti-Semitic attacks 'reminiscent of the 1930s'

Soros says he had been targeted by an administration "stoking anti-Muslim sentiment and employing anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of the 1930s."
In July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a nationwide television and billboard advertising campaign accusing Soros of devising Europe's refugee influx.
The Hungarian premier has often vilified Soros, whose ideals are squarely at odds with Orban's view that European culture is under an existential threat from migration and multiculturalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it nearly painfully ironic that Soros, a former, and self-confessed Nazi collaborator, would be making these charges against Orban.

And ultimately, in this argument, I think Orban is correct in his assessment, looking at how unrestricted immigration policies have vastly changed the UK; Sweden; and Germany, and not necessarily for the better.

The key here is the desire to assimilate; not change your new environment into what you had before you migrated. And the issues are langugage; tolerance of other faiths; culture; and borders.

and I would very like to politely ask Mr. Soros just how many immigrants live on his properties throughout the world?!? Were I a betting woman, my bet would be that the operative answer would be, ABSOLUTELY NONE!!

Nov 22 12:59

Armed Police to Escort Joggers in Swedish City for Protection

Residents of the Swedish city of Oskarshamn will now have the option to be accompanied by armed police officers while out jogging.

Nov 22 11:54

'Kebs & Go': Polish Students Create Revolutionary Kebab Making Machine

A team of students at the Warsaw University of Technology may have just made importing third-world immigrant labor irrelevant.

They made their own genuine kebab making machine -- with a grill and everything inside -- and students and local journalists are forming giant lines to give their wraps a try.

Nov 22 09:31

ECB WANTS TO END DEPOSIT PROTECTION & OFFER SAVERS 'APPROPRIATE AMOUNT' OF THEIR OWN MONEY

Covered deposits no longer need to be protected, according to the European Central Bank (ECB), which has proposed this month to stop withdrawals when a bank is on the verge of failing.

“Covered deposits and claims under investor compensation schemes should be replaced by limited discretionary exemptions to be granted by the competent authority in order to retain a degree of flexibility,” said the bank’s proposal.

It has suggested the current €100,000 (£85,000) deposit level currently protected in the event of a bail-in would no longer be available.

“...during a transitional period, depositors should have access to an appropriate amount of their covered deposits to cover the cost of living within five working days of a request.” That means depositors will have to wait five days for a ‘competent authority’ to decide what is an ‘appropriate amount’ of their own money for them to have access to buy food, pay bills and so on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the ECB is exppecting a massive financial institutional failure of its banks.

To those Europeans and beyond who have their money in such institutions, now is the time to take everything you can, save for what you need to pay your bills, out of those banks and under your own personal and private control; if you do not, these financial institutions will consider you "unsecured creditors", and rip off whatever money you have left with them.

You can absolutely bet on that reality coming!!

Nov 22 07:38

Putin Blamed For Poland's Bust-Up With Brussels

Russia-gate blame-scaping is accelerating across Europe... and now it is being embraced by none other than European Council President Donald Tusk.

Nov 22 07:32

U.S. STATE DEPT PUTS $700,000 INTO HUNGARIAN MEDIA, DEMANDS ‘PROGRAMMING’ AGAINST ORBAN, PATRIOTS

The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government.

The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticise the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”

Nov 21 10:26

Report States 90% Of Rapes In Sweden Committed By Migrants

Swedish liberals are burying the truth about sexual assault to protect migrants.

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Nov 21 09:27

German giant Wintershall unfazed by sanctions: Nord Stream II is on

Wintershall wants to participate in the financing of the Nord Stream II pipeline project despite the new US sanctions. Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall Holdings GMBH, spelled it out.

They will transfer the next cash installment to Nord Stream II as soon as there is a request for payment.

Nov 21 09:24

UK's past sacrifices for Europe appear to count for NOTHING in Brexit talks, ex-MP rages

FORMER Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth has hit out at the European Union for failing to consider Britain’s sacrifices for European freedom into consideration in Brexit talks.

Nov 20 10:13

Sweden: Sex Offenses Hit Record High After Migrant Influx

No one could have predicted this.

"The number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year."

Nov 20 09:42

NATO to Stay in Baltic Region, Eastern Europe 'As Long As Necessary'

NATO will maintain increased presence in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe "as long as necessary," the organization is prepared to protect all of its allies, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Canadian CBC broadcaster on Sunday.

"It's not possible… to give you exact date for that [staying in Eastern Europe]. We will stay there as long as necessary," Stoltenberg said, when asked how long NATO would keep up increased presence in the Baltic states and Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has succeeded in restarting the Cold War, in order to bleed the taxpayers of more money for "defense."

Nov 20 09:35

How Russia Could Respond to NATO's Eastern Flank Military Build-Up

The Polish press has alleged that Russia plans to deploy its Iskander-M missile systems in the Kaliningrad region on a permanent basis. It is only natural, given Warsaw's decision on the deployment of US Patriot interceptors in Poland, independent Polish political commentator Janusz Niedzwiedzki has told Sputnik.

Nov 20 09:24

MUSLIMS RIOT IN BRUSSELS – Stores Looted, Christmas Market Attacked (Video)

Last week Moroccans rioted in Brussels after Morocco qualified for the World Cup. Hundreds of Moroccans flooded the streets, broke windows and started fires.

Nov 20 08:51

Meanwhile In Sweden, Crime Hits All Time Highs

It appears President Trump, having warned that Sweden's huge intake of refugees would lead to "problems like they never thought possible," has been vindicated.

And now nine months later, Trump's worst fears - and the lies of Swedish authorities - have been confirmed.

Bloomberg reports that the number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year.

A survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offences against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offences, robbery, fraud or harassment) last year. That’s up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.

Nov 20 08:20

Theresa May expected to cave to EU and offer DOUBLE Brexit ‘bill’ pay-off to Brussels

Britain is expected to cave to the European Union (EU) today and discuss offering a higher Brexit settlement, despite earlier claims that the government did not “recognise” the two-week deadline.

Theresa May’s government is expected to offer a larger sum to the EU in a desperate bid to unblock negotiations - after Michel Barnier and his Brexit team refused to budge.

Nov 20 08:14

NATO is headed for a very messy break-up

IF YOU’RE AN American citizen, cancel plans for that vacation in Turkey. Don’t invite your Turkish friends to the United States, either. Recently Turkey and the United States stopped issuing visas to each other’s citizens. This is more than just another travel ban. It is a geopolitical spectacle unique in modern history: two allied countries blocking normal back-and-forth travel. An old relationship has gone deeply sour.

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