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Jul 15 08:12

US officials afraid of being charged over 9/11 attacks: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer, about the impact of new revelations about the Saudi role in September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Press TV: We have heard certain people privy to its contents say there's nothing in it which implicates the Saudis but we've heard the exact opposite from others high up in the government who have also viewed its pages. Could it be possible that the original document may have been altered to salvage ties with Riyadh?

Jul 15 06:15

Britain’s New Undiplomatic Top Diplomat

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May made key ministerial changes straightaway in office.

Notably she named former London mayor/leading Brexiteer proponent Boris Johnson as foreign minister, shifting incumbent Philip Hammond to finance ministerial duties.

David Cameron’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne was sacked, earlier seen as the favorite for Tory leadership, now out of government entirely. - See more at: http://www.rense.com/general96/britundiplomatic.htm#sthash.Drf6G6Hp.dpuf

Jul 14 17:01

Theresa May Vows ‘Bold, New’ Future For Britain As E.U. Exit Awaits

A chaotic, weeks-long leadership void in Britain ended abruptly Wednesday evening with Theresa May taking power as prime minister and immediately setting out her vision for a “bold” new role for the country even as it hurtles toward a potentially destabilizing exit from the European Union.

Jul 14 16:59

UK New Finance Chief Rules Out Emergency Budget

Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond has ruled out an emergency budget following the recent economic turbulence triggered in the country after the Brexit vote.

Jul 14 16:28

VIP Child Sex Abuse: 14 New Corruption Inquiries Leveled Against London Police

British police are alleged to have covered up cases of child sex abuse perpetrated by VIPs over a 40-year period. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched 14 new inquiries into Metropolitan Police conduct.

Jul 14 15:29

Rights Groups Urge May To Improve UK Human Rights Record

Britain’s human rights organizations have urged new Prime Minister Theresa May to improve her and the country’s record on human rights.

Amnesty UK, Reprieve and some other charity groups called on Wednesday on the new premier to commit to a fresh start on certain human rights issues such as complicity in torture and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Jul 14 14:53

Nottinghamshire Police Classifies Misogyny As A Hate Crime

Nottinghamshire Police has become the first force in the United Kingdom to recognise misogyny as a hate crime, and will include everything from street harassment through to unwanted physical approaches.

I’M DELIGHTED THAT WE ARE LEADING THE WAY TOWARDS TACKLING MISOGYNY IN ALL ITS FORMS.

Jul 14 14:17

David Davis Named UK Brexit Secretary In Theresa May Cabinet

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed former special forces soldier and Europe minister David Davis to the new cabinet position of Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union or Brexit Secretary.

Jul 14 13:59

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

The trip-point of World War III will be the installation of Washington’s missiles in Poland and Romania. As Putin recently made clear to the imbecilic Western journalists, these missiles can easily and secretly be changed from anti-ballistic missiles to nuclear attack missiles that can strike their Russian targets within 5 or fewer minutes of launch, thus depriving Russia of its retaliatory deterrent. Once these missiles are in place, Washington can issue orders to Russia.

Whatever the evil men and women in Washington who are gambling with the life of the planet think, Russia is not going to accept these missiles.

Jul 14 13:49

Brexit campaigner David Davis to lead Britain out of the EU in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

Mr Davis, a former Tory leadership rival to David Cameron, has described Brexit as one of the biggest issues facing Britain.

“The biggest issue over coming years will be managing Brexit, improving UK trade position, controlling borders and enhancing democracy,” Mr Davis tweeted last month.

Making trade deals with countries outside Europe should be a top priority.

“That needs vision, optimism, energy and drive – that is why I am backing @BorisJohnson for Conservative leader,” he added.

Jul 14 13:48

Refugee Family Forced To Flee Home Over Racial Abuse Hours After Settling In Former ‘BNP Hotbed’

Members of a Syrian refugee family, including six children, were left “shaking and crying” hours after settling into their new home in Stoke-on-Trent when a neighbor allegedly hurled racial insults at them. The insulted family reportedly said they wanted to go back to Syria.

Jul 14 10:49

4 Cyberattacks In 1 Year Make British Rail Network Potential Commuter Deathtrap

Britain’s railway network is notoriously overpriced, overcrowded, and experiences frequent delays. Now cyberattacks are threatening to turn the morning commute into a deathtrap as well.

Jul 14 01:33

RAND PAUL LAUNCHES PETITION TO HOLD HILLARY CLINTON ACCOUNTABLE

“IF YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT NO AMERICAN–EVEN A CLINTON–SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, SIGN THE PETITION DEMANDING THAT HILLARY CLINTON BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL HER VIOLATIONS.”

In the video below, Paul says that “if the FBI’s decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton is accepted, we will have become a nation of two sets of laws: one for the Clintons, and one for everyone else.”

Jul 14 01:25

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.

First we will examine the dishonesty or incompetence of the reporters and then that of Western government officials.

Jul 13 15:50

Cameron: A Political Obituary… PM Leaves A Legacy Of Failure And Claims Of Pig Headedness

As David Cameron ties up the loose ends at 10 Downing Street before his long-serving Home Secretary Theresa May moves in, RT reviews the legacy of the man who put the Conservatives back in power, and some say brought Britain to the brink.

Jul 13 15:12

Brexit campaigner David Davis to lead Britain out of the EU in Theresa May's new Cabinet

David Davis has been appointed Secretary of State for Brexit by the new Prime Minister Theresa May, as she announces her first Cabinet.

Mr Davis, a former Tory leadership rival to David Cameron, has described Brexit as one of the biggest issues facing Britain.

“The biggest issue over coming years will be managing Brexit, improving UK trade position, controlling borders and enhancing democracy,” Mr Davis tweeted last month.

“That needs vision, optimism, energy and drive – that is why I am backing @BorisJohnson for Conservative leader,” he added.

But when Mr Johnson dropped out of the Tory leadership race, Mr Davis switched his allegiance to Mrs May.

Jul 13 15:05

Brussels offers EU states £8k for EVERY refugee they agree to house and BRITAIN foots bill

BRUSSELS will sting Britain with a multi-million pound bill so it can convince rebellious EU countries to take in more migrants, Express.co.uk can reveal.

Europe’s elite are offering member states €10,000 (£8,400) for EVERY refugee it homes, and will turn to UK taxpayers to pick up the tab.

The desperate measure is being introduced in an attempt to ease the growing migrant chaos on the continent, with huge numbers of refugees stranded in Greece and Italy.

But it will raise fears that Eurocrats are looking to squeeze Britain for every last penny before it officially quits the bloc and withdraw our £8.5billion annual net contribution.

Jul 13 13:56

Sex Education ‘Unfit’ For Britain’s ‘Smartphone Generation’

Sex education in British schools is “unfit” for the “smartphone generation,” according to a new report. It claims 95 percent of pupils are not being taught about LGBT relationships, while one in seven pupils receives no sex ed classes at all.

Jul 13 11:19

Theresa May becomes UK PM as David Cameron resigns

The UK has a new Prime Minister. Theresa May has been asked to form a government following the resignation of David Cameron after the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

The outgoing PM formally offered his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II in a meeting at Buckingham Palace
His successor Theresa May then met the monarch, who asked her to form a new government

Jul 13 08:24

Wolf whistling to become a HATE crime: Police force starts recording 'uninvited verbal engagement' from men to women in the same category as racist abuse

Nottinghamshire Police is recording incidents such as street harassment, verbal abuse, unwanted physical approaches and taking photographs without consent within the hate crime definition.

It also includes using mobile phones to send unwanted messages, unwanted sexual advances and ‘unwanted or uninvited physical or verbal contact or engagement’, possibly including wolf whistling.

Jul 12 16:11

New Colonial Carve-Up Of Africa? British Firms Vying For £1trn Natural Resources

British government-supported firms are engaged in a piratical contest for African natural resources as part of a new colonialist “scramble for Africa,” a major new report claims.

Jul 12 15:43

Economists oppose George Osborne's corporation tax cuts crusade

Economists have labelled George Osborne’s crusade to slash the UK’s corporation tax rate in the wake of the traumatic Brexit vote a “mistake”, the “wrong thing” and likely to “backfire”.

The Chancellor said last week he wants to push the levy on company profits down below 15 per cent in order to demonstrate that Britain is “open for business” to international investment in the wake of the shock vote by the electorate to leave the European Union.

Mr Osborne has already slashed the rate from 28 per cent in 2010 to 20 per cent today and has made deep reductions in the levy one of the centrepieces of his personal economic record.

Jul 12 15:42

US Probe Into HSBC Money Laundering ‘Hampered’ By George Osborne – Reports

Chancellor George Osborne sought to influence a US investigation into HSBC, after the bank admitted laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists, by warning prosecution could throw the global financial system into turmoil.

Jul 12 15:37

‘Letter Of Last Resort’: If Britain Is Nuked, Would Theresa May Retaliate With Trident?

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May’s first duty will be to advise commanders of the Trident missile submarine patrol how to respond in the event of a devastating nuclear attack against the UK.

Jul 12 15:13

UK Political Establishment Trying To Derail EU Vote

UK Home Secretary Theresa May’s appointment to lead the Conservative Party shows that the British political system is resisting popular will to leave the European Union (EU), says a political commentator in London.

Jul 12 14:14

UK MPs Urge Saudi To Stop Daesh Funding By Royal Families

A British parliamentary committee says Saudi Arabia and other Arab states must prevent their rich ruling families from funding the Daesh terrorist group.

Jul 12 13:57

Eagle Has Landed: Labour Coup Heats Up As Corbyn Leadership Formally Challenged

Former Shadow Secretary of State Angela Eagle has launched her official bid for the Labour Party leadership. Coup leaders are fighting to keep Jeremy Corbyn off the ballot paper, as the party’s 500,000-strong membership is bound to re-elect him.

Jul 12 11:34

US PROBE INTO HSBC MONEY LAUNDERING ‘HAMPERED’ BY GEORGE OSBORNE - REPORTS

Chancellor George Osborne sought to influence a US investigation into HSBC, after the bank admitted laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists, by warning prosecution could throw the global financial system into turmoil.

A US House of Representatives committee report found the British Chancellor and Financial Services Authority (FSA) intervened in a US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into illegal activities by the banking giant.

According to the report, prepared by Republicans, the DOJ considered criminal charges in addition to a £1.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) fine it levied in December 2012, but came under pressure from Osborne to drop prosecution.

The report, ‘Too big to jail: Inside the Obama Justice Department’s decision not to hold Wall Street accountable’, said Osborne sent a letter in September 2012 to Ben Bernanke, then-chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete absence of) shock!!

Jul 12 11:32

SAS CHIEF IN IRAQ ANGRY AT UK RUNNING ‘LATIN AMERICAN-STYLE DEATH SQUADS’

Details have emerged of how US and UK Special Forces clashed and drifted apart over the conduct of the Iraq occupation, with one British officer complaining about the use of tactics more akin to “Latin American-style” death squads than a modern military.

The details of the Balad special forces base and its operations, which came to shape the war, are not recounted in last week’s long-awaited report by Sir John Chilcot.

However, kill or capture operations in and around Baghdad, launched from the Balad base 50 miles (80km) north of the city, were a key if little known chapter in Britain’s shadow war, the Independent reports.

Despite killing or taking as prisoner up to 3,500 insurgents, the mission against the Sunni insurgency caused deep rifts to the point where a senior commander, himself ex-SAS, demanded to know why the UK Special Forces were “helping to run Latin American-style death squads?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But now that British military have been banned from discussing the Chilcot report, we will never know precisely what happened here; both the US and the UK military and government need to have a moral, public conversation about this, so the atrocities from this war will never, ever be repeated.

Jul 12 10:15

Assassination threats forced UKIP boss Nigel Farage to resign - reports

Brexiteer Nigel Farage stood down as UKIP leader because he feared for his life, it has emerged. Threats were also allegedly made against his family during the EU referendum campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if the same thing caused Minister Andrea Leadsom to drop out.

Jul 12 10:14

PURPLE SURGE: Furious Tory members defect to UKIP in protest at Theresa May's victory

A host of furious Tories have taken to social media in the past few hours to announce they have switched allegiances to the anti-Brussels party.

They have made the move following the news Mrs May, who supported Britain staying in the EU, will replace David Cameron at Downing Street.

The Home Secretary won the race for Number 10 after outspoken Brexit campaigner and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom dramatically dropped out.

Jul 12 09:50

Glamour model Teresa May inundated with tweets congratulating her on being new PM

A GLAMOUR model has been inundated with tweets congratulating her on being the new Prime Minister.

Teresa May - spelled without the 'h' - is getting mistaken for the new Tory leader as Twitter users attempted to congratulate the now former Home Secretary.

Jul 12 09:39

Walkers crisps are investigated by advert watchdog over holiday competition that customers claim is impossible to win

Martin Curry tweeted: 'So that's 141 packet numbers entered into the Walkers Crisps Spell and Go competition and still need a C or a K.'

Matt Clark added: 'Foolishly been doing Walkers Crisps Spell and Go competition and now see that nobody else is getting a C, D or K either #sucker'

Gia Hall asked the company: 'Walkers Crisps, please can you show a list of winners for your Spell and Go competition as I can't find it anywhere as this is a rip off'

Jul 12 09:18

George Osborne 'intervened' in HSBC money laundering probe allegations claims US report

A US report has claimed the UK's Financial Services Authority "hampered" an official investigation into money laundering allegations against banking giant HSBC and that Chancellor George Osborne sought to influence the inquiry.

Jul 12 08:04

UK Becomes Sterling Travel Destination As Pound Plummets

Britain’s weak pound is giving the nation’s tourism industry a much needed boost following the June 23 referendum vote to leave the European Union.

Jul 12 07:39

Brexit Revolution and Counter-Revolution

It was a terrific slap because the British people did not buckle, despite the brutal campaign by the Transnational Elite to force them, using all means at its disposal, including the mass media controlled by them.[2] The `Project Fear dismally failed because, as the flagship of the globalist “Left” pointed out, its “fundamental mistake was that it did not understand that far too many Britons, already living insecure and uncertain lives, felt they had little to lose.

Jul 12 07:26

Home Secretary Theresa May Says Many Britons ‘BENEFIT GREATLY’ from Sharia Law

Editor's Note: This woman wants to be Prime Minister. Her slogan says, "A country that works for everyone." But it really means, "A country for EVERYONE but White English people."

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 11 17:36

MASSIVE Chaos to Start…Tomorrow?

Europe is imploding as we speak. From riots in Berlin to ATM runs in Italy to Deutsche Bank begging for a 150B Euro bailout – all the controls are breaking down and there is no way to stop it.

Many people are asking…WHY NOW?

I think it has to do with the BREXIT derivatives that start paying out this week.

Let’s face it – the BREXIT was unexpected by the elite even up to the evening of the vote. TRILLIONS in FX bets were gambled on the outcome and those who were supposed to be “in the know” got it wrong. Now they have to pay up according to the rules set out in the ISDA Master Derivative Agreements and individual derivative contracts on OTC Derivative Market.

Jul 11 12:00

The Chilcot Report Fails To Speak Plain Truth: Bush Lied, So Did Blair

The newly released Chilcot Report on Iraq is British understatement, to a fault. In fact, it is understated so far as to miss the plain truth of the matter. Saying only that extremely questionable intelligence “was not challenged [by the Bush and Blair regimes] and it should have been” is failing to say plainly what the evidence so clearly shows: George W. Bush lied; so did Tony Blair.

Jul 11 10:59

Brexit: Could a Messy Divorce Damage NATO?

But as the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the EU and the myriad potential problems, pitfalls, and divisions that this process could trigger – or once again force to the surface – begin to become clear, the question can be asked: how will this affect the relationship of NATO allies and the cohesion and stability of the Alliance? If the UK’s divorce from the EU becomes a messy and painful affair it will strain relations between the two and could spill over into the NATO realm. NATO’s integrity being vulnerable may sound far-fetched, but not long ago so too did the UK leaving the EU.

Jul 11 10:30

Cameron To Resign

David Cameron to resign Wednesday as Theresa May to become British PM

London (CNN)British Prime Minister David Cameron is to resign Wednesday, paving the way for Home Secretary Theresa May to take the reins.
May was officially named Conservative Party leader and successor to Cameron "with immediate effect" Monday,>>

Jul 11 09:22

British Finance Minister To Meet Wall Street Investors Amid Brexit

The British finance minister is set to meet with Wall Street’s biggest investors in New York on Monday in an attempt to urge them to stay with the country amid an exit from the European Union.

Jul 11 08:37

To Prosecute Blair for War You Do Not Need the ICC

To prosecute Tony Blair or George W. Bush or others responsible for the criminal attack on Iraq, or other top officials for other recent wars, does not require the International Criminal Court (ICC).

It is commonplace to insist that the ICC cannot handle the supreme crime of aggression, although it might at some point in the future. The United States is also believed to be immune from prosecution as a non-ICC member.

But this focus on the ICC is a sign of weakness in a global movement for justice that has other tools readily available. When the losers of World War II were prosecuted, there was no ICC. The ICC's existence does not impede anything that was done in Nuremberg or Tokyo, where the crime of making war was prosecuted by the victors of World War II under the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

Nor does the existence of the UN Charter throw up any obstacles. The invasion of Iraq (and every other recent Western war) was just as illegal under the UN Charter as under Kellogg-Briand.

Jul 11 06:43

Military chiefs gagged over Chilcot

Downing Street gagged military chiefs from responding to the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry and prevented them from issuing their own views to soldiers, sailors and airmen, it has been disclosed.

Interviews with chiefs were forbidden, while Downing Street gave them “agreed top lines” to pass down to troops according to communications orders seen by the Telegraph.

Jul 10 21:35

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War.

Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

Jul 10 18:01

Now SOUTH KOREA wants British free trade deal as UK ministers struggle to cope with demand

SOUTH KOREA has joined the race to tie-up a major free trade deal with the UK in the wake of its exit from the European Union.

Jul 10 14:03

Iraq War Was Illegal: John Prescott

Tony Blair’s deputy prime minister John Prescott says that the UK broke international law when it joined the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Prescott’s remarks came a few days after the publication of a damning report on Britain’s role in the US-led invasion of Iraq.

Jul 10 13:34

UK Labour MP Angela Eagle Plans To Challenge Corbyn As Party Leader

Britain’s Labour lawmaker and shadow business secretary, Angela Eagle, has unveiled plans to formally announce her bid to challenge Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Party leader.

Jul 10 12:51

Chilcot and the End of the Anglosphere – Justin Raimondo

Bush’s poodle subordinated British sovereignty – and precipitated a disaster.

Do we really need a 2.6 million word report on how Bush’s poodle, a.k.a. former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allowed his country to be pulled into a conflict that claimed hundreds of British lives, thousands of American lives, and at least 150,000 Iraqi lives, while plunging the entire region into a maelstrom of terroristic chaos?

A good decade after being announced, the Chilcot report has finally been released, and what it shows is that the phrase “Bush’s poodle” is blatantly unfair to poodles: after all, even a poodle is known to have gone off its leash every once in a while – but not Tony.

Jul 10 09:35

'Government's excuses are pathetic' Pensions fury of women as retirement age raised

WOMEN who were given just 30 months notice to find out that their retirement age had increased by up to six years have branded the Government’s continued excuses as “pathetic”.

Many women born in the 1950s are as much as £40,000 out of pocket after the female state pension age was increased from 60 to 65 in 1995.

The process was sped up five years ago.

Now women will retire at 67 by the year 2020.

Jul 10 08:39

Shamed Tony Blair faces CONTEMPT vote in parliament over Iraq War

TONY Blair could be held in contempt by the House of Commons this week over the “deceit” with which the former Prime Minister led Britain into the Iraq war.

The long-awaited Chilcot report strongly criticised the then Labour leader for the way he secured the 2003 vote in favour of military intervention using “flawed” intelligence and without adequate preparation.

Now former Tory cabinet minister David Davis has said he will table a motion of contempt against Mr Blair in the Commons within days.

Today Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he “probably would” back such a motion.

Mr Davis, the former shadow home secretary, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: "I'm going to put down a contempt motion, a motion which says that Tony Blair has held the House in contempt.

"It's a bit like contempt of court. Essentially by deceit."

Jul 10 08:37

John Prescott defies former boss Tony Blair and claims the Iraq war was ILLEGAL

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has sensationally claimed the Iraq war launched by Tony Blair was illegal.

The New Labour grandee also expressed his “fullest apology” to the families of nearly 200 Britons killed in the controversial war.

The 78-year-old claimed the Attorney General at the time, Lord Goldsmith, gave “no justification” that the war was legal.

And Lord Prescott now says he believes the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s claim that the invasion of Iraq was illegal was “right”.

Writing in the Mirror, the former Hull MP said: “The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, came to the Cabinet, verbally announced it was legal, but provided no documentation to justify it.

Jul 10 07:57

They were confidants and political bedfellows but fell out spectacularly over the Iraq War. Now PIERS MORGAN reveals the insanity inside BLAIR'S BUNKER in his explosive diary entries

In the week that the long-awaited and shamefully overdue Chilcot Report into the war was published, severely castigating Blair, I revisited my diaries from the time.

They paint a unique insider picture of the dramatic build-up to the war, the inner workings of Tony Blair’s mind as he made the momentous decision, and all the fallout from the shocking, disastrous aftermath.

It was the worst foreign policy mistake in modern British history, and for Blair a personal disaster from which his reputation may never recover. A war which cost the lives of 179 British soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

This, in real time, is how I saw it all go down. You, the reader, can decide if this changes or reinforces your view of Blair’s War.

Jul 10 07:38

Cojones! How gung-ho George Bush goaded Tony Blair to war in Iraq with a humiliating phone call

Details of the humiliating phone call when George Bush finally crushed Tony Blair’s hopes of persuading the US President not to invade Iraq without United Nations backing have been revealed for the first time.

In the extraordinary conversation just two weeks before the 2003 conflict began, a gung-ho Bush says he is ready to ‘kick ass’ and praises Blair for having the ‘cojones’ (a Spanish word politely translated as courage) to back the US.

When a nervous Blair replies: ‘It might be my epitaph,’ Bush says: ‘Like, RIP here lies a man of courage, you mean?’ To which Blair’s prophetic response is: ‘Yeah, right.’

Jul 10 06:07

Shamed Tony Blair faces CONTEMPT vote in parliament over Iraq War

TONY Blair could be held in contempt by the House of Commons this week over the “deceit” with which the former Prime Minister led Britain into the Iraq war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Phony Tony deserves worse than that!

Jul 10 03:28

Catholic Priest Accuses Tony Blair of Opening the Gates of Hell

How stained is Tony Blair’s soul?

It’s not possible to speak about the state of another man’s soul, but it would appear that he has lied to and deceived the public. He seems to be deceiving himself now. He led the country into a war which was completely unjust. In a sense we are all complicit but in this country he has the highest share of that complicity in mass murder that’s still going on. He opened the gates of hell, metaphorically speaking, with the chaos that’s come out of the invasion of Iraq. What he’s done has caused massive evil and suffering. Morally he’s in very serious trouble.

Jul 09 20:35

“CrossTalk” Aggressive NATO

Now NATO has focused on what is described as “Russian aggression.” Does NATO create its own security risks?

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been trying to find its new role. Its operations in Afghanistan and Libya were disasters.

Jul 09 20:33

Merkel Urged to Temper NATO’s Belligerence

U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia.

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

We longtime U.S. intelligence officers again wish to convey our concerns and cautions directly to you prior to a critically important NATO summit – the meeting that begins on July 8 in Warsaw. We were gratified to learn that our referenced memorandum reached you and your advisers before the NATO summit in Wales, and that others too learned of our initiative via the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which published a full report on our memorandum on Sept. 4, the day that summit began.

Jul 09 20:29

NATO Marches Toward Destruction

The Brexit is just one rumbling of such discontent.

As the West’s elites growl about “Russian aggression” – as they once did about Iraq’s WMD – NATO leaders meet in Poland to plan a costly and dangerous new Cold War, while shunning the few voices of dissent.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s cry of distress is that of a man watching a tidal wave of destruction gathering force, similar to ones that have engulfed his country twice in the Twentieth Century.

Jul 09 10:14

Britain to send hundreds of troops to Russian border amid Nato concerns

The UK will deploy hundreds of troops in response to growing concerns over Russia’s presence on its border with the Baltic states, David Cameron is set to announce.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says 650 troops will be sent to eastern Europe to help NATO in its mission to “deter Russia from any further aggression”.

A battalion of 500 soldiers will be sent to Estonia while 150 troops will be based in Poland, Mr Fallon confirmed, with the UK assuming leadership of NATO standby force early next year.

Jul 09 09:39

REVEALED: 'Crippling' bank overdraft charges can cost more than payday lenders

Borrowing £100 through an unplanned bank overdraft for a month could cost £90 – more than four times the maximum allowed for a payday loan.

In some circumstances high street banks are charging 12.5 times more than payday lenders. The amount owed by the nation through overdrafts rose by £426million in May to £6.8billion, providing a pot of gold to the big banks from interest and charges.

Jul 09 07:42

Whitewash Won’t Cover Blair’s Guilt

This week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush. But still pretty damning.

Jul 08 16:39

Iraq verdict: Trouble if heads don't roll

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

Jul 08 15:13

150 Rebel Labour MPs To Defy Corbyn In Imminent Trident Vote

The group, which represents two-thirds of Corbyn’s MPs, will ignore the leader’s call for Trident to be scrapped at a vote expected to be called by outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron on July 18.

Jul 08 14:25

Envelope Of 'White Powder' Triggers Security Alert At UK Parliament

Parts of the Westminster parliamentary estate in London were on lockdown on Thursday afternoon following reports of a “chemical incident.”

Officers shut down areas to discover the source, and were investigating a “white powder.”

Jul 08 13:36

5 Men Killed In Industrial Accident In Birmingham, UK – Police

Five men have died after a wall collapsed at a recycling depot in Nechells, near Birmingham.

The wall was a large concrete structure containing metal, according to the West Midlands Fire Service.

Jul 08 13:23

British instructors to train 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers by March 2017 – British FM

British instructors will complete the training of 4,000 Ukrainian military personnel by March 2017, UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond told journalists on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Warsaw.
"We have a very active cooperation with Ukraine. The UK will train 4,000 Ukrainian servicemen until March 2017," Hammond said.

The minister also expressed his hope to deepen cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, adding that the UK plans to make a significant contribution to this cooperation, particularly in the field of training Ukraine’s servicemen.

He also emphasized that the process of Montenegro’s accession to NATO shows that the alliance’s door is potentially open to all countries, including Ukraine.

In March, British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon said in a statement that the UK instructors and advisers already trained 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers, adding that there are plans to train 300 more in 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would definitely like to ask UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond, what precisely, are these troops being trained for?!?

Combat?!? Against whom, please, perhaps Russia, in what would be a disastrous attempt to take back Crimean?!?

Peace-keeping operations?!?

Participation in relief efforts?

NATO operations?

British citizens and taxpayers very much need to be asking those very pointed questions to their MPs and Lords; because I am getting this very sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that the Ukrainian military is being groomed as an adjunct force to work with NATO against Russia, even to the point of participating in a hot, shooting war against it.

Jul 08 09:28

EU ‘Must Wait’ For Britain To Decide On Brexit, Tusk Says

Britain is still a full member of the European Union, says the head of the European Council, asserting that the EU “must wait” for the country to decide if it really wants to exit the bloc.

Jul 08 07:30

Women to serve in close combat roles in the British military

A ban on women serving in close combat roles in the British military has been lifted by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Women were previously able to serve on the front line, but not where the primary aim was to "close with and kill the enemy" - ruling them out of serving in the infantry or armoured corps.

The PM confirmed the move at a Nato summit in Warsaw, Poland on Friday.

It follows a government review which recommended the ban should be lifted.

Jul 08 07:20

"Utterly damning & no road back" - George Galloway on Chilcot

Jul 08 07:19

The new British Foreign Policy

The Western Press keeps repeating the same message – by leaving the European Union, the British have isolated themselves from the rest of the world, and will have to deal with terrible economic consequences. And yet, the fall in the Pound could be an advantage within the Commonwealth, which is a far greater family than the Union, and present on all six continents. Famous for its pragmatism, the City could quickly become the international centre for the yuan and implant the Chinese currency in the very heart of the Union.

Jul 08 07:17

Chilcot and the End of the Anglosphere

Bush’s poodle subordinated British sovereignty – and precipitated a disaster

Jul 07 18:49

Britain's booming... Manufacturing up as China eyes trade deal: Recovery in far better shape than first thought after industry clocks its fastest growth rate for six years

Britain’s economy has picked up pace despite doom-laden warnings over the prospect of Brexit.

Figures yesterday showed the recovery is in far better shape than feared with industry clocking up its fastest rate of growth for six years.

Industrial production rose by 1.9 per cent in the three months to May, according to the Office for National Statistics – the strongest performance since the three months to May 2010.

And in a sign that Britain can prosper outside the EU, an Indian business leader described a trade agreement with the UK as a deal ‘almost made in heaven’.

Jul 07 18:45

Estimated cost of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant rises to £37bn

The total lifetime cost of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could be as high as £37bn, according to an assessment published by the UK government. The figure was described as shocking by critics of the scheme, who said it showed just how volatile and uncertain the project had become, given that the same energy department’s estimate 12 months earlier had been £14bn.

The latest prediction comes amid increasing speculation about the future of the controversial project in Somerset, whose existence has been put in further doubt by post-Brexit financial jitters.

Jul 07 18:42

Replacement IT at 'high risk'. Squeaky bum time for UK tax folk

Risky plans by UK taxmen to overhaul their expensive £10bn IT systems with Capgemini – which underpins government's £500bn in annual revenue collection – have been flagged as high risk of failure.

In its annual report by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the body rated the £600m project as amber/red, meaning the programme is at high risk of failure.

Jul 07 18:06

"Maybe You Can Reverse Brexit" - Jamie Dimon Chimes In On How To Ignore The Voters

"Maybe you can even reverse Brexit. There are always solutions to the problems, as long you have the right people in the room."

Jul 07 17:53

Britain and Moscow ready for WAR as they station troops on RUSSIAN BORDER

HUNDREDS of British troops are being scrambled to countries bordering Russia as a show of strength to Vladimir Putin.

David Cameron will announce the deployment of a 500-strong battalion to Estonia with a further company of 150 troops to be stationed in Poland "on an enduring basis".

The move comes amid continuing concerns from the Western alliance regarding the intentions of President Vladimir Putin following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Jul 07 14:03

Blair Should Have Focused On ‘Legal’ Afghanistan, Not Iraq – Alex Salmond

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should have “abstained” from invading Iraq by “all means”, focusing instead on “justified and legal” military action in Afghanistan, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond told RT.

Jul 07 13:35

Chilcot, Israel and the Jewish lobby

Gilad Atzmon wonders whether Chilcot’s failure to mention Israel’s role in Tony Blair’s war on Iraq was related to the presence on his team of Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman, both Jewish with Gilbert being an active supporter of Zionism.

Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 12:29

Iraq verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

Stuart Littlewood argues that apologies for the war on Iraq are not enough and that there will be “mega-trouble if heads don't roll” and Tony Blair and his co-conspirators are not brought to justice.

Jul 07 11:10

'Please stop saying I was lying,' says ex-UK PM Blair after Iraq war inquiry

Tony Blair, the former prime minister who led Britain into war in Iraq in 2003, launched a defense of his legacy following the publication of a highly critical report into the war with a simple message: "Please stop saying I was lying."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Tony Blair; you pushed the UK into the Iraq war because you could smell money, for yourselves, and others in your inner circle, in the blood to come from this disaster.

As reported at informationclearinghouse.info on 27 December, 2010:

Tony Blair should give up millions of pounds he is earning from the Kuwaiti government as reparations for the Iraq war, campaigners said today. The former prime minister's company has been paid more than £27 million for advising the oil-rich state on how to run itself, according to reports. They led to calls for him to hand back the money amid accusations he is cashing in on his decision to take Britain into Iraq in 2003 — although a spokesman dismissed the figure as “complete invention”. A Stop the War coalition spokesman said: “There really should be a law against a former Prime Minister who took us into a war becoming extremely wealthy as a result of that war.”

And let's not forget your "good buddy", Sir John Scarlett, himself the author of the "Dodgy Dossier". As reported at beforeitsnews.com on 12 November, 2015:

Tony Blair’s spy chief who wrongly claimed Iraq had WMDs making millions Published time: 12 Nov, 2015 17:39 The former spy chief who provided Tony Blair with ‘evidence’ justifying the invasion of Iraq in 2003 is now raking in vast sums of money, working for accountancy firms, stock brokers, oil companies and investment banks. Sir John Scarlett was head of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) when former Prime Minister Blair used the now infamous ‘dodgy dossier’ on Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) to claim the Iraqi leader could launch an attack on Britain within 45 minutes. Critics of the spy chief say he let Blair’s spin-doctor Alistair Campbell pressure him into “sexing up” the document. Since leaving the civil service, Scarlett has worked for a string of multinational corporations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and BP, earning hundreds of thousands of pounds. Blair promoted Scarlett to the head of MI6 in 2004, a year after the invasion of Iraq, in a move many saw as a reward for his assistance in justifying the Iraq War. The spymaster left MI6 in 2009 to work in the private sector, taking a role on the advisory board of PwC in 2010 and as a paid adviser to global insurance company Swiss Re. In the same year, Scarlett also took a job with investment bank Morgan Stanley and risk management firm Chertoff Group, founded by former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Within a year of leaving MI6 Scarlett also took a position on the board of Times Newspapers and an advisory position for the Norwegian multinational oil company, Statoil. The private company Scarlett ran with his wife, Gwenda Stilliard, had cash assets of £89,573 ($136,185) in 2012 and £683,625 ($1.03 million) a year later. According to the Independent, over the past three years Scarlett shared £800,000 ($1.2 million) from another private consultancy firm, SC Strategy that he co-owned with the former independent review of anti-terrorism legislation Lord Carlisle. In January 2015 Scarlett joined the board of BP as a non-executive director. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond approved the move, advising him: “You should not draw on privileged information available to you from your time in Crown Service.” The UK government’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba), which monitors the ‘revolving door’ between government and the private sector, approved all of Scarlett’s job applications. A former MI6 official and colleague of Scarlett told the Independent he was one of many spy chiefs cashing in on the booming security industry. “After 9/11 there was an intelligence free-for-all in the United States,” he said. “The division between state and commercial security got shot to hell, blurred. Booz Allen Hamilton, Chertoff, and other connected firms, now pull in billions in state contracts. “And as their net and international influence spread, and large corporations place increasing faith in tailored intel, the British CVs of John Scarlett or John Sawers [MI6 chief from 2009-2014] or Mark Allen [a deputy chief at MI6], all look worth shelling out for,” he added.

So, the bottom line, Tony Blair, is that you lied, because you could smell the money coming. Hundreds of British military members have died, or become maimed for life; thousands of Iraqis are dead, and Iraq is a completely failed nation.

But hey, you and your buddies did make a ton of money on the deaths and maimings of your brother and sister Brits, and thousands of dead Iraqis, didn't you?!?

And ultimately, the money was all that mattered.

Congrats, sir, in tandem with that unholy trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, in having created an absolutely new, hellish standard for vulture capitalism at is finest; I think you will be the standard-bearer for that dubious distinction for some time to come.

Jul 07 10:07

UK.gov's hated Care.data project binned

The controversial Care.data patient information-sharing scheme has today been binned.

The closure of the scheme was announced in a statement by minister for life sciences George Freeman MP. It follows a review by the National Data Guardian Fiona Caldicott which recommended better safeguards for the sharing of patient data.

Jul 07 10:01

£8 BILLION is locked into UK.gov's failing IT schemes, El Reg analysis reveals

The UK government has £8bn locked into IT contracts which are at high risk of failure, according to an analysis of the Infrastructure Project Authority's accounts by The Register.

Of 143 major projects representing £405bn of government spending, The Register identified 19 IT projects that were flagged as “red” or “amber/red” in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority's annual report.

That means delivery is unachievable or highly unlikely.

Jul 07 09:44

Brexit makes a UK-China trade deal more likely, say officials from both countries as the Chinese blast 'frustrating' EU

Xing Houyuan, an official at the state-backed Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said China was being frustrated by the EU.

But now Britain has left, he said the 'situation in Western Europe will push China and the UK to make a trade treaty,' he told the state-owned China Daily newspaper.

And British trade minister Lord Price, a former boss of Waitrose, is currently in Hong Kong where he said the future of 'optimistic' about future trade deals with 'new trading markets' in the East.

Jul 07 08:48

Four former Barclays bankers who rigged global interest rates 'like bookmakers trying to nobble a horse in the Grand National' are jailed for a total of more than 17 years

Peter Johnson, 61, and Jonathan Mathew, 35, who were based in London tweaked the bank's Libor rate in a way that benefited their US co-conspirators, traders Jay Merchant, 45, and Alex Pabon, 38.

The New York traders would tell their London colleagues whether they wanted the Libor rate to move up or down on any given day, 'tipping the odds in their favour', the court heard.

Mathew and Johnson then fixed the rate, which is used to set millions of pounds of financial deals, in a bid increase profits for Barclays while causing potentially enormous losses to others dealing with the bank.

Jul 07 08:23

Chilcot, Israel and the Lobby

It took seven years for Sir Chilcot and his team to reach a set of conclusions that every Brit capable of thought understood back in November, 2013.

The inquiry produced a damning assessment of Blair’s conduct as well as the British military. But the Chilcot Inquiry failed to expose the crucial close ties between Blair’s criminal war, the Jewish Lobby and Israel.

At the time Britain entered the criminal war against Iraq, Blair’s chief funders were Lord ‘cashpoint’ Levy and the LFI (Labour Friends of Israel). The prime advocates for the immoral interventionist war within the British press were Jewish Chronicle writers David Aaronovitch and Nick Cohen. The attorney general that gave the green light for the war was Lord Goldsmith.

Jul 07 07:54

MI6 source who claimed Saddam had 'spherical glass containers' full of chemical weapons was actually describing scenes from Hollywood blockbuster The Rock

MI6 has been ridiculed for relying on a 'key' Iraqi source who described unrealistic scenes from Hollywood Blockbuster The Rock.

The Chilcot inquiry highlighted the ludicrous episode as it slammed flawed intelligence assessments that repeatedly suggested Saddam Hussein had significant WMD capabilities - even though no weapons were found.

It also accused chiefs of failing to stand up to Tony Blair as he drove the country towards war.

The long-awaited report said that in September 2002, six months before the invasion, the intelligence agency believed it was on the edge of a 'significant breakthrough'.
A new source in Iraq was thought to have 'phenomenal access' to information about Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapon programme.

The individual had suggested the regime was accelerating its production of such WMD.

Jul 07 07:48

Labour peer attacked in 'chemical and biological WARFARE' as Parliament put on lockdown

A LABOUR peer was showered with an unknown white powder while opening a 'racist' letter at parliament sparking fears of a chemical attack.

Jul 07 07:24

Is Alastair Campbell sticking the boot into David Kelly with his Chilcot report response?

TONY Blair's spin doctor Alastair Campbell appears to have stuck the boot into tragic David Kelly after saying the Chilcot report into the Iraq war showed "sexing up" intelligence never happened.

Jul 07 07:15

Chilcot report: Tony Blair is now facing the prospect of legal action over his decision to go to war in Iraq

Jeremy Corbyn said Sir John’s long-awaited £10 million report made clear that the UK Parliament had been misled and that the invasion was "an act of military aggression based on a false pretext".

Jul 06 17:01

ALL British shoppers could get £400 compo after scandalous £19BILLION Mastercard 'rip-off'

MILLIONS of shoppers are set to receive hundreds of pounds in compensation as a result of a £19MILLION legal claim being launched against MasterCard over “illegal” card charges.

Britons have been ripped off by at least £400 due to unfair pin and chip charges in shops, lawyers preparing the historic landmark case claim.

Shops offset the charges by increasing prices across the board - meaning even cash buyers without credit cards may be entitled to compensation.

Campaigners say MasterCard set unlawfully high interchange fees - charged to stores when shoppers swipe their debit or credit cards - for 16 years, which were passed on to consumers in the form of inflated prices for goods and services.

Jul 06 16:01

Corbyn Says Tony Blair 'Misled' MPs Over Iraq Invasion

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused former prime minister Tony Blair of misleading MPs over the rationale for the invasion of Iraq.

Jul 06 14:13

The Iraq War, Brexit And Imperial Blowback

While the British Empire may be a thing of the past, British imperialism is not. Today the Chilcot inquiry reports on the role of Tony Blair’s government in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the death of nearly half a million Iraqis and the destabilization of the region, for which its inhabitants continue to pay the price. It is no coincidence that the Blairite wing of the Labour Party, amidst the Brexit chaos, launched a coup against its current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who is set to call for Blair to be put on trial for war crimes.

Jul 06 13:17

Man Throwing Bag Of Rotten Pork At Mosque In London Caught On CCTV (VIDEO)

Shocking footage of a man throwing a bag of rotten pork meat at a mosque in North London has been released by police.

Police in the Borough of Islington released the CCTV footage from May 26 with the hope of identifying the man in the video and questioning him in connection with a religiously motivated hate crime.

Jul 06 12:28

Angela Merkel 'to oust Jean-Claude Juncker' as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'within the next year', a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote.

The German chancellor’s frustration with the European Commission chief came as Europe split over whether to use the Brexit negotiations as a trigger to deepen European integration or take a more pragmatic approach to Britain as it heads for the exit door.

Jul 06 11:23

British Pound Hit Fresh Lows Against Dollar

The British pound hit fresh lows against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday as financial turmoil intensifies in the wake of UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Jul 06 10:04

Everyone Knew that Iraq Didn’t Have WMDs (And Chilcot Report Is a Whitewash)

We in the alternative media reported over and over and over and over and over and over that all of the insiders knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Today’s Chilcot Report doesn’t add anything new.

Craig Murray – former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee – explains why:

Do not expect a full truth and a full accounting from the Chilcot panel of establishment trusties today. Remember who they are.

Jul 06 08:44

Blair Committed Supreme Crime

Chilcot tells us what we knew but at much greater length with lots of gaps in it

Jul 06 08:13

UK BILL INTRODUCES 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR ONLINE PIRATES

The UK Government's Digital Economy Bill, which is set to revamp current copyright legislation, has been introduced in Parliament. One of the most controversial changes is the increased maximum sentences for online copyright infringement. Despite public protest, the bill increased the maximum prison term five-fold, from two to ten years.

Jul 06 07:51

Iraq war mother: 'Blair cannot be allowed to walk away to his merry life and his millions'

"Tony Blair has to answer for his actions, whether it is in a court of war here or in The Hague. He can't just walk away and say sorry [...] and go off to his merry life and all his millions. No. In my opinion he should be in the Hague, on war crimes [charges]."

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