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Jun 12 14:28

Rebuffed Parliamentary Bills Foil Efforts To End Israeli Apartheid

Just as Israel’s belligerent rule in the occupied territories is under ever greater scrutiny, so too is its claim to be a democracy conferring equal rights on all citizens

For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an image of itself as a “light unto the nations”.

Jun 12 13:01

MPs Vote Down House Of Lords’ Brexit Amendment In Crucial EU Withdrawal Bill Vote

MPs have voted down the House of Lords amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which, if it had passed, would have given parliament the final say over Brexit negotiations.

This is essentially a win for Brexiteers who feared the change could be used to halt Brexit entirely.

Jun 12 10:25

UK Seeks No Assurances From Israel Over Use Of British Arms In Killing Of Palestinians

The UK is conducting a “business as usual” relationship with Israel, seeking no assurances from the country regarding the use of British arms in the recent ‘massacre’ of Palestinians in Gaza, according to a UK historian.

Jun 12 10:17

Not Another Bloody Bridge! Boris Johnson Flirts With Project To Link Britain To Northern Ireland

Despite previous attempts to build bridges falling flat (not literally), UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reportedly backed a £15 billion ($20bn) project to link Northern Ireland to Britain.

Jun 12 10:05

MPs vote down House of Lords’ Brexit amendment in crucial EU withdrawal bill vote

MPs have voted down the House of Lords amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which, if it had passed, would have given parliament the final say over Brexit negotiations.

This is essentially a win for Brexiteers who feared the change could be used to halt Brexit entirely.

Jun 12 10:03

Traces of drugs, including antidepressants and antibiotics, found in York rivers

TRACES of almost 30 different pharmaceutical drugs, including antidepressants, antibiotics and medicines to treat epilepsy and diabetes, have been found in rivers in York.

Scientists said they found 29 different drug compounds in the River Ouse and River Foss, including some from drugs not usually available in the UK, thought to have been ingested by American and Chinese tourists.

The York University team stressed that although the levels were extremely low - drinking two litres of river water would give you about a millionth of a patient's daily dose of one drug - there were concerns over the long-term implications.

Jun 12 09:55

Video of most shameful moment ever in German Parliament goes viral

A video of leftist German Parliament members sabotaging a moment of silence for a girl murdered by migrant has gone viral. It has been viewed 30,000 times in the last 24-hours.

The video shows the moment that Germany’s right-wing AfD fraction tries to honour the girl by starting a moment of silence.

During the honourable moment Germany’s leftist Vice-President of the Parliament, Claudia Roth, interrupts the moment and even receives applause from leftist fractions for her disgusting action.

The moment can be seen as the most shameful moment in German Parliament. Intentionally disrupting a moment of silence for a victim certainly isn’t a normal occurrence in German politics.

Jun 12 08:29

‘One MP Will Not Vote With Conscience’ Because Of Threats Of Violence, Anna Soubry Claims

Tory MP Anna Soubry has told MPs that she knows of at least one Conservative colleague who will not vote with their conscience on the Brexit bill due to fears of violence against themselves, their family, or their staff.

Jun 12 08:19

SUN, MAIL, TELEGRAPH WARN MAY

The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph look to be losing patience with Theresa May’s weakness on Brexit. In the last few weeks their leader columns and opinion pages have issued increasingly ominous warnings to the Prime Minister to change course. The Sun has repeatedly called on her to prepare for no deal and suggested she should be removed if she doesn’t get a grip. The usually ultra-loyal Mail has blasted her for allowing Brexit to drift. The Telegraph is talking about her leading Britain into a worst of all worlds Brexit.

Jun 12 08:13

Prince William is to hold talks with Israeli PM Netanyahu and Palestinian president on historic trip to Middle East that will also see him visit Kate's childhood home in Jordan

Prince William will sit down for talks with the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian president during his historic visit to the Middle East.

The Duke of Cambridge's visit will be the first official trip on behalf of the government by a member of the monarchy to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

William will also visit Jordan, and the capital Amman where his wife the Duchess of Cambridge lived from May 1984 until September 1986.

Jun 11 15:46

Corbyn Allies In Labour Attacked For Supporting Palestinian Struggle

The strategy to undermine Jeremy Corbyn within the Labour Party includes, charging his supporters with anti-semitism and then suspending them.

Jun 11 15:45

£100m F-35 Just Guarded By Picket Fence In RAF Norfolk Field In Latest Gaffe To Hit Fighter Jet

Four of the RAF’s new multi-million pound F-35 jets are being guarded by just a 5ft picket fence, a former SAS source said. It is the latest embarrassment facing the government over its acquisition of the US-manufactured jets.

Jun 11 15:28

A G7 Summit To Forget For Theresa May, As She’s Upstaged By Trump And Friends

Theresa May disappeared without trace at the G7 summit, which was unsurprisingly dominated by US President Donald Trump. Her weakened mandate post-2017 general election on a global stage.

Jun 11 15:04

High Street bloodbath: 30,000 retail workers in Britain under threat of losing their jobs as collapse of Poundworld puts a further 5,100 at risk

On another bleak day for the High Street, the loss-making store was the latest to crash into administration, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.

The company, which has 335 shops and sells everything from flip-flops to deodorant and baked beans, racked up losses of £17.1million last year.

More than 30,000 High Street jobs have been lost or left hanging in the balance this year as a string of shops and restaurants struggle to survive.

The crisis in the industry has led to the collapse of household names such as Toys R Us and Maplin as well as job losses at Marks & Spencer, Mothercare and Debenhams.

House of Fraser outlined plans last week to shut 31 stores, putting 6,000 jobs on the line, as it fights to stay afloat.

Jun 11 14:59

We pay to help foreign nurses pass English test: Taxpayers paying up to £400 to help overseas medics pass exam and up to £293 to fly them to UK

Recruits are being given up to £400 towards the cost of being trained to sit crucial exams which test their English skills.

It is just one incentive being given to foreign nurses by hospitals desperate to overcome a staffing crisis in the NHS.

Also on offer are free return flights from their home country, £293 to cover the cost of registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a further £428 for a recruit’s ‘initial’ UK visa, as well as subsidised accommodation for a specified period.

NHS trusts are also picking up the £992 bill for sitting a key exam which is part of the process of registering with the NMC.

Jun 11 12:38

May Could Be Ousted If She Loses Brexit Vote: Brown

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has said Theresa May could be ousted if the government loses a key vote this week on its Brexit legislation, saying it could determine the premier’s future.

Jun 11 12:36

Teenage Boy Becomes First To Be Treated On NHS For Addiction To Online Gaming

A teenage boy has been treated for an internet addiction. It is the first time that the NHS has diagnosed such a condition, with statistics showing that it may be a growing problem in Britain.

Jun 11 12:01

German Officials Admit "Still No Evidence" From UK That Russia Poisoned Skripals

It seems notably fortuitous that the world is now distracted with the ongoing actions surrounding President Trump - whether in Quebec tweet-slamming PM Trudeau, or in Singapore ahead of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

We say 'fortuitous' since it offers UK PM Theresa May some breathing room as her dramatic, quickly determined, and globally propagandized claims that Russia was the culprit for the poisoning of the Russian ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter; remain entirely unsubstantiated by any proof.

Jun 11 11:21

England should protest Russia at World Cup, says Labour MP Stephen Kinnock

England should make a political stand against Russia by wearing black armbands during the World Cup, says Labour MP Stephen Kinnock.

Jun 11 11:17

Poundworld enters administration after rescue talks fail

Discount retailer Poundworld has appointed administrators, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.

The move came after talks with a potential buyer, R Capital, collapsed leaving Poundworld with no option other than administration.

Poundworld, which serves two million customers a week from 335 stores, also trades under the Bargain Buys name.

Administrators Deloitte stress the stores will continue to trade as normal with no redundancies at this time.

Jun 11 10:59

‘Free Tommy Robinson’ protest: MSM media reporting subdued as demonstration descends into riot

The UK press have been quick to hype threats posed by Russian football hooligans, but over the weekend they were more subdued in their reporting of the riot that broke out at Saturday’s ‘Free Tommy’ march in London.

Jun 11 10:19

Assad Remark on White Helmets Being UK PR Stunt 'Consistent With Evidence' –Prof

Bashar Assad has accused London of openly supporting the White Helmets, whom he described as a branch of al-Qaeda. In the Syrian president's words, the White Helmets are little more than a "PR stunt by the UK." Speaking to Sputnik, Dr. Tim Anderson, professor and author of two books on the Syrian war, shared his perspective on Assad's remarks.

Sputnik: What are your thoughts on the statement made by the Syrian president about the White Helmets?

Tim Anderson: Well at first the British, the Americans and the White Helmets themselves denied that there was any financial link. Fairly soon after that it emerged that the US and Britain in particular were giving a very large amount of money to them. At the same time, as independent evidence shows, both Britain and the US were also funding groups associated with al-Qaeda.

Jun 11 10:12

Government is 'fiddling the figures to hide the true cost of student loans', says damning Lords report

Ministers must stop trying to ‘mask’ the true levels of national debt linked to student loans, a damning report argues today.

An attempt at ‘accounting trickery’ has made the Government’s budget deficit appear lower than it is, the House of Lords economic affairs committee claims.

The peers want taxpayers to see the true cost of the student loan system on the economy and are calling for a steep reduction in interest rates on loans to alleviate the burden on graduates.

The report is critical of the Cameron government’s 2012 reforms to university financing, which replaced government grants with funding through tuition fees.

Jun 11 06:50

Earthquake Hits England, Minor Tea Spillages And Bazza’s Bed Rocks For First Time In Ten Years

Northern England has been rocked by a 3.9-magnitude earthquake – and the aftermath has been hilarious. No injuries were reported, but there were cases of spilled tea, DIY disasters, and beds shaking for the first time in eons.

Jun 10 20:22

We are not Russia-funded or Moscow’s secret agents, Brexit campaigner Aaron Banks says

The Sunday Times, citing emails it received from a journalist who worked with Banks on a book, said Banks and his associate, Andy Wigmore ,had repeated contact with Russian officials both before and after the referendum campaign.

“I have never seen such a conflated story in all my life,” Banks told Reuters. “Yeah, we had two lunches with the Russian ambassador and passed on a business contact. So what?”

When asked if he ever received Russian money or assistance for Brexit, Banks laughed: “No, of course not. You know if I have, I’m still waiting for the check. This is just a complete absolute garbage — it is like the Salem witch hunt. They just keep on screaming ‘witch,’ ‘witch.’ ”

“The big picture is that they are in the full Remain swing — they are trying to discredit everyone involved in Brexit and it just continues apace,” Banks said.

Jun 10 17:25

Brexit Constitutional Stand-Off Reaches UK Supreme Court

A case provisionally due to reach the UK Supreme Court on July 24 marks an unprecedented escalation of tensions between the Conservative central government and the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Edinburgh. It is the first time a disagreement between Westminster and Holyrood has reached the Supreme Court.

Jun 10 16:52

London Shoots Itself in the Foot With Anti-Russian Measures: Entire Country Runs on Oligarch Money

Some interesting facts at the end on this video. It seems medical staff treated the Skripals for opioid overdose for the first 24 Hrs. The symptoms of which are opposite to nerve agents. The good folks from Porton Down were able to supply the antidote.

Jun 10 11:13

UK Ignored Suspicious Arms Flow To Saudi: Watchdog

An arms sales watchdog accuses the UK of refusing to act in time to prevent a huge and highly-suspicious Saudi-bound ammunitions consignment.

The consignment involved 30 million rounds of ammunition – including 13,492,927 bullets for AK-47 assault rifles and 3,063,276 rounds of sniper ammunition, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

Jun 10 09:13

Why don’t we hear more about the gang ‘grooming’ of girls?

Barely a week goes by without there being more stories about #MeToo and Time’s Up in the news. It’s good news, though, that this sexual violence against women is finally being called out so ceaselessly.

But what is appalling, is when you compare this coverage with the intermittent attention given to the scandal of organised child rape, which is endemic across Britain. While it’s certainly to be welcomed that some focus has finally been shone on what is curiously known as ‘grooming’, we rarely hear about these poor victims.

Jun 10 09:12

UK Army Accused of Preying on Stressed Teens, Running FB Ads on Exam Result Day

Human rights activists have criticized the British Ministry of Defense for luring weary 16-year-olds with the prospect of a military career at moments when they are “vulnerable” in attempt to cut recruitment shortfalls.

The British Army has run paid Facebook ads on and around the day when the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) grades were announced, offering the teens a career in the military if their academic results didn’t turn up as hoped, according to the Guardian reports. The response to the parliamentary request by MP Liz Saville Roberts has revealed that the British Ministry of defense spent £1.7m on social media ads between 2015 and 2017, most of which were run on the Facebook.

The newspaper specifies one of the commercial Facebook messages, dated August 2015, when the scores are revealed.

“No matter what your results will be, you can still improve yourself in the army,” the ad read. It featured a photo of happy-looking men in soldier's uniforms.

Jun 10 09:08

The cost of human rights? UK may relax rules to lure Saudi’s Aramco to London Stock Exchange

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is ready to relax its rules to enable state-owned companies such as Saudi Arabia’s Aramco to float on London’s Stock Exchange, despite the kingdom’s questionable human rights record.

After calls for a crackdown on the influence of Russia’s “dirty money,” allegedly via ‘Putin’s cronies,’ it appears the UK is comfortable with Saudi state finances circulating through the City of London. Especially when a tidy £1.5 trillion ($2 trillion) is at stake.

Jun 10 09:00

Violence explodes at Tommy Robinson protest after Dutch far right MP Geert Wilders calls for him to be released from jail and the EDL's founder's supporters injure police officers near Downing Street

Supporters of Tommy Robinson have clashed with police at a Whitehall demonstration after hearing Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders call for the English Defence League founder to be freed.

Rows of riot police blocked the gate down the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace where the Royal Family gathered on the balcony after celebrating Trooping the Colour just hours before.

Five arrests have been made and five officers were reportedly injured during the demonstration which saw some of Robinson's supporters appear to throw bottles, metal barriers and traffic cones at police.

Jun 10 08:59

Trump snubs May for SECOND time by saying he gets on well with Macron and Trudeau but failing to mention her - as photo of the President in stand-off with G7 leaders goes viral

Donald Trump was accused of snubbing Theresa May for the second time in 48 hours yesterday, as he charged other nations, including Britain, with ‘robbing’ the US.

The US President’s latest rebuff to the Prime Minister came when he failed to mention her name as he left the G7 summit after a blazing trade row with fellow world leaders.

Denying claims of a rift, Mr Trump said he got on well with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau – but omitted to mention Mrs May.

It came a day after he refused to grant her a one-to-one meeting during the two-day event in Canada, and after Mrs May had arrived at the summit to reports that Mr Trump was tired of her ‘schoolmistress’ tone.

Meanwhile, a photo of the US President in a stand-off with Mrs Merkel and other G7 leaders - including Mrs May - at the summit has gone viral.

Jun 10 07:49

May Welcomes G7 Agreement On Russia Sanctions

British Prime Minister Theresa May has voiced her support for a G7 statement which highlighted the need to keep sanctions on Russia.

May made the remarks on Saturday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, a day after US President Donald Trump had suggested that Moscow be allowed back in the group.

Jun 09 22:26

Tommy Robinson march: Five police officers injured as London rally spirals out of control

Thousands of protestors took to the streets of the capital to show their support for Robinson, who was jailed for contempt of court after live-streaming a video outside Leeds Crown Court last month.

Jun 09 15:15

‘EU Negotiator Barnier Is Trying To Break Up UK’

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has accused the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, of trying to “break up the United Kingdom” by tearing apart UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s backstop proposal.

Jun 09 14:45

Youngsters "disabled for life" by Israel's shoot-to-cripple policy in Gaza...

Stuart Littlewood highlights Israel’s deliberate policy of “shoot-to-cripple”, which in Gaza has caused lifelong disabilities to countless peaceful protesters, and the UK and other EU countries’ failure to condemn what are clearly war crimes.>>

Jun 09 11:03

Geert Wilders Joins ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ March In London

Supporters of Tommy Robinson have gathered in London to show their support for the activist.

Robinson, who founded the English Defence League, was jailed in May after he pled guilty to contempt of court. He was on a suspended sentence for another contempt of court incident at the time.

Jun 09 09:11

‘An INSULT to British voters' Fury as Soros-backed group launch bid for second Brexit vote

DOWNING Street insisted yesterday there will not be a second European Union referendum after an anti-Brexit pressure group formally launched its bid to get one staged.

Jun 09 09:10

UK’s £850mn missile system enters service

The UK says its new £850 million missile defense system has completed all trials and is ready to be deployed across the world onboard the Royal Navy warships.

Dubbed the Sea Ceptor, the missile system is designed to protect the Royal Navy from “intensifying threats,” British Secretary of Defense Gavin Williamson will announce later on Thursday.

“Sea Ceptor will protect our nation against the intensifying threats we face today and in the future, giving our ships a powerful shield against everything from supersonic missiles to enemy fighter jets,” he will say.

The system is said to be capable of launching missiles at speeds up to mach 3 or 2,301mph – three times the speed of sound, protecting an area of around 500 square miles over land or sea.

Jun 09 09:07

Britain Goes Full Demolition Man

Jun 09 08:31

'Horrific attack': Woman, 90, seriously injured after being savagely beaten in London (GRAPHIC PICS)

Horrific images of a 90-year-old woman, brutally beaten while lying in bed at her north-west London flat, have been released by police who called the assault “sickening”.

Iris Warner consented to having the pictures of her released to the public despite still being seriously injured after the violent assaulted. The woman was left with bruises all over her body after the attack, which happened at some point after 12pm on Saturday.

Jun 08 15:43

‘School Mistress’ Theresa May Too Afraid Of Offending People – Trump

Is the ‘special relationship’ between the US and UK still on the rocks? Insiders say that Trump is frustrated by UK PM Theresa May’s leadership style, urging her to focus on policy and to stop worrying about offending people.

Jun 08 15:28

Suicide Rate For Young Londoners Has Doubled In Recent Years, New Figures Reveal

The number of teenage Londoners has been rising rapidly since 2013, new figures reveal. Mental health organizations are now warning that lack of services is leading to a “needless waste of lives.”

Jun 08 13:54

Lord Truscott Gives Scathing Analysis Of Theresa May

Tory leader Theresa May is a weak PM, an independent peer in the House of Lords peer has told RT. It comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was caught suggesting Donald Trump would do a better job of negotiating Brexit.

Lord Peter Truscott, who is also a former European Parliament member, told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze that May is a weak leader presiding over a war in her own Cabinet on how the UK should leave the EU in 2019.

Jun 08 13:46

Did Boris Leak It? Twitter Awash With Conspiracies After Johnson Reveals Trump And Brexit Thoughts

Boris Johnson’s leaked Brexit rants are causing a stir – both in parliament and in Twitterverse. In a curious twist to an already outrageous story, some have accused the yellow-haired PR disaster of leaking the audio himself.

Jun 08 09:20

Inside Information Research Department, the UK Cold War 'Fake News' Factory

In January, it was announced the UK government would launch the National Security Communications Unit, a dedicated organization to counter the growth of ‘fake news’ with disinformation of its own. While hailed as a new initiative, weaponizing information for defensive and offensive purposes is familiar territory for Whitehall.

Almost half a year after the proclamation, concrete details of the organization — the how, what and why — still remain scarce, but a look at past British state activities in this regard may be illuminating.

In 1948, the British Foreign Office created the Information Research Department, a secret anti-Soviet propaganda organization that had a significant impact on Western media reporting over the course of its three-decade existence (then-Foreign Secretary David Owen closed it down in 1977).

Jun 08 09:15

'He would go in BLOODY HARD' – Boris Johnson says Donald Trump would handle Brexit BETTER

BORIS Johnson said he is “increasingly admiring” of Donald Trump and if the US President was to handle Brexit negotiations he would actually “get somewhere”, it has been revealed in leaked tapes.

Jun 08 07:32

British Defense Chief Defends Bombing of "Really Wicked and Evil Enemy" in Syria

The outgoing chief of the British Armed Forces went on the defensive amid a new report accusing the US-led coalition of violating international law and killing hundreds of civilians in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Defense Staff Chief and Air Chief Marshall Stuart Peach said that the coalition had been "meticulous" in its efforts to avoid civilian casualties amid its bombardment of the "really wicked and evil enemy" in Raqqa.

Speaking to the BBC, Stuart stressed that the Royal Air Force's Raqqa operation was "the most carefully planned air campaign in history."

The senior officer in charge of the UK's fight against Daesh (ISIS)* also noted that all alleged incidents of civilian casualties are being properly investigated, pending the provision of information about the time and place they occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My tendency with this is to absolutely believe Amnesty International; British Defense Staff Chief and Air Chief Marshall Stuart Peach is simply attempting cover his own backside, and those of his and US troops, because of the huge number of civilian warcrimes committed by the US and the UK against Syrian citizens in Raqqa.

And as to his statement about how they would "investigate civilian deaths", please don't hold your breath; as reported yesterday at blacklistednews.com:

Pentagon Admits that No One Will Ever Know How Many Civilians the US has Killed fighting ISIS.

Jun 07 18:11

Israel wants Argentina kicked out of the league

Israel will reportedly travel to Zurich to speak with FIFA in an attempt to get Argentina kicked out of the World Cup (after Argentina refused to play the friendly match)
"Religious discrimination" is the argument they will use.
Note: You mean antisemitism don't you or is it holocau$t!

Jun 07 15:21

Human traffickers are using lax Irish borders to smuggle migrants into Britain

Migrants are forking out huge sums for new EU passports that allow them to dodge Cross-channel security in Calais and Dover in a farce dubbed by one smuggler as "a guaranteed way to get into the UK".

The immigrants are flown from Paris to Dublin where they travel by car to the Northern Irish border, a BBC investigation revealed.

Jun 07 15:03

WhatsApp users warned NOT to click on free Alton Towers ticket offer, as theme park bosses reveal message is a hoax designed to steal users' personal details

A WhatsApp 'offer' touting five free passes to Alton Towers has been unmasked as a scam designed to steal chat app users' personal information.

The text claims it will give WhatsApp users free entry to the Staffordshire-based theme park after they share the message to 20 friends on the app.

This has caused the scam to quickly spread on WhatsApp.

Alton Towers has warned WhatsApp users not to forward the text message to friends on the app, or click on the link included in the malicious text.

Jun 07 11:11

Oops! EU axes UK from Galileo satellite program - but it NEEDS British bases to work!

BRUSSELS is attempting to kick Britain out of the Galileo satellite system – but the system relies on ground stations on the British territories of the Falklands and Ascension Island to work!

Jun 07 11:09

Britain now the enemy? Brussels boots out UK military – 'UK no place in defence of Europe'

BRITAIN may have saved Europe from herself in two world wars in the 20th century but today Brussels politicians effectively said the UK had no place in the future defence of the continent and prepared to KICK OUT key military staff. EU chiefs have told UK military staff that they will not have their secondments to Brussels automatically renewed after Brexit – effectively sticking two fingers up to British overtures towards a common and collaborative military and defence solution for Europe.

Jun 07 10:55

Poundworld on brink of administration putting 5,300 jobs at risk

Poundworld is poised to announce its intention to appoint administrators.

The move will allow the company 10 days to two weeks to continue talks with potential buyers without the company's creditors being able to make a claim on the business.

It also allows its staff and suppliers to continue to be paid.

It is understood that investment company R Capital is in talks to try to buy Poundworld, which has 5,300 workers and 355 stores.

Jun 07 10:54

House of Fraser to close 31 stores

Department store chain House of Fraser is to close 31 of its 59 shops, affecting 6,000 jobs, as part of a rescue deal.

If the plan is approved, 2,000 House of Fraser jobs will go, along with 4,000 brand and concession roles.

Jun 07 10:53

Carillion collapse to cost taxpayers £148m

The collapse of construction giant Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148m, the National Audit Office has said.

There will also be wider costs to the economy, Carillion's customers, staff, the supply chain and creditors, the NAO said in a report.

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The NAO said 11,638 Carillion workers in the UK, about 64% of the total, were now employed elsewhere. Of the rest, 2,332 - 13% of the total - had been made redundant and the remaining 3,000 were still employed by Carillion.

Jun 07 10:50

'This is shameful': Tory austerity pushes 1.5 million below breadline, 3.7 million to food banks

Tory austerity measures are leading to “destitution by design” in the UK, campaigners warn. It comes amid statistics suggesting 1.5 million people plunged below the breadline in 2017, while 3.7 million resorted to food banks.

According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1.5 million people, including 365,000 children, were pushed into destitution last year alone. It was largely due to debt recovery at the hands of authorities and delays or sanctions on benefit payments.

Destitution is defined as when a person has been forced to go without essentials such as shelter, food, heating, lighting, clothing and footwear, or toiletries in the last month, or if an adult’s income is below £70 week.

Jun 07 10:42

Berlin still has ‘no evidence’ from UK that Moscow is behind Skripal poisoning – reports

The German government has zero evidence from the British authorities that could back London’s claims that Moscow was behind the poisoning of the Skripals, German media reports.

Jun 07 10:36

1,300 customers of Brit bank TSB defrauded because of botched IT migration

TSB's boss Paul Pester admitted that 1,300 people have been defrauded as a result of the bank's botched IT upgrade in April, in a second hearing in front of MPs.

The Treasury Select Committee heard how some customers had tens-of-thousands of pounds drained from their accounts, while others had to wait up to nine hours on the phone to resolve issues.

Pester said the levels of fraudulent attacks increased 70 times, with scammers sending phishing calls, emails and texts purporting to be TSB and asking them to verify their bank details.

Financial Conduct Authority head Andrew Bailey, said there had been about 10,600 fraudulent attempts relating to the IT meltdown. TSB said it will compensate customers for any fraud they suffered.

Jun 06 16:00

UK: Feminist Gets Attacked By 6 Ft 'Asian' Man, Blames Two 'White Middle Class' Men Who Didn't Help

Vocal feminist and open borders advocate Tamara Cincik was attacked by a large "Asian" man while riding the train yesterday in London.

Cincik told The Daily Mail she doesn't blame her attacker for attacking her, but instead two "white middle class" men who allegedly failed to help her during the assault.

Jun 06 15:16

Britain Becalmed: Turbines across the UK are at a STANDSTILL after wind 'disappears' for a week causing a two-year low in electricity production

The 'disappearing wind' has meant turbines have generated less than two per cent of the country's power this month - the lowest figure for more than two years.

Forecasts show the calm conditions will continue until the middle of the month.

Critics of wind power are likely to point to the current wind shortage as evidence of their unreliability.

Jun 06 11:31

Al-Qaeda Bomb Maker Caught Near Downing Street

A man on trial for terrorism charges after being caught with a stash of knives near Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street office claimed he had a “message” for the UK’s political leaders, a court has heard.

Jun 06 09:54

UK rules government can ban public bodies joining BDS

The UK Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling which found the UK government acted improperly by curtailing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel’s violations of international law.

The UK Court of Appeal issued its verdict today after the British Government appealed, on 17 May, a previous High Court ruling which declared it had acted improperly by seeking to use pension law to pursue its own foreign and defence policy. The ruling, given in June 2017, found that the government acted unlawfully in curtailing divestment campaigns against Israeli and international firms implicated in Israel’s violations of international law.

Jun 06 08:46

'Negotiations are going appallingly!' Brexiteer claims it's TIME for May to step down

The founder of Ukip has claimed Mrs May doesn’t really “believe” in Brexit.

Mr Sked, who has started a movement called Clean Brexit, has said “anyone” could do a better job than Mrs May in delivering what Brits voted for in June 2016.

He said: “The negotiations are obviously going appallingly. I’m not blaming the EU for all of this.

“The Prime Minister has a divided cabinet. She can’t make up her mind on what she wants. She is apparently going to postpone the publication of the white paper on UK-EU relations, again.

Jun 06 08:46

EU has 'lit a BOMB' underneath car manufacturing as Europe told NOT to use UK parts

THE EU has “lit a bomb” underneath the car manufacturing industry as European governments are being advised not to use UK parts in vehicles for export ahead of Brexit.

The Dutch government has advised all Dutch businesses that if a “large part of your product consists of parts from the UK" domestic exporters may lose free trade access under existing deals.

Jun 06 08:36

Major fire at luxury hotel near London's Hyde Park, black smoke spreading over city

Almost 100 firefighters are at the scene of a major fire at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel near Hyde Park in the wealthy borough of Knightsbridge.

Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters are currently at the scene trying to extinguish the blaze, London’s Fire Brigade has reported.

Transport for London said roads have been closed as emergency services deal with the incident.

Jun 06 08:04

Brexit BETRAYAL: Jacob Rees-Mogg demands Labour answer to Leave voters after SHOCK U–TURN

LABOUR was accused of betraying Brexit voters last night after senior figures pledged to fight to keep Britain tied to the EU's single market. In a fresh policy u-turn ahead of next week’s crunch Commons votes on Theresa May's Brexit plans, Labour frontbenchers yesterday tabled a string of amendments to the Government's flagship departure legislation designed to keep Britain closely linked to Brussels.

Jun 06 08:00

Theresa May heads to Macedonia with pledge on European security

Theresa May has reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to Europe’s security post-Brexit as she prepares to become the first Prime Minister to visit Macedonia in almost 20 years.

Mrs May will tell the 27 other national leaders that Britain is unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe’s security when they meet at the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia.

Following Thursday’s summit in the Bulgarian capital she will travel to Skopje for talks with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the first visit to the country by a serving British premier since Tony Blair in 1999.

Jun 06 07:06

May vows she WON'T ditch Iran nuclear deal as she meets Netanyahu in Downing Street after Israeli PM claimed Tehran tried to build a bomb

Israel has been ramping up the pressure for the agreement - which eased sanctions in return for Iran dropping its bid to develop nuclear weapons - to be ditched altogether after Donald Trump pulled out.

But as she sat down with Mr Netanyahu in No10 this afternoon, Mrs May said: 'Along with France and Germany the UK continues to believe that is the best route to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

'We will remain committed to it as long as Iran meets its obligations.

Jun 05 17:00

Far-Right Dutch MP Geert Wilders who was banned from UK in past reveals he will join 'free Tommy Robinson' protest in London this weekend saying 'it is a disgrace he is still in jail' for contempt

'He was arrested, brought before a judge, and sentenced within five hours. The judge ordered a media ban on his arrest and imprisonment, even forcing British publications to delete their articles about the case.

'Such measures are common practice in North Korea and Saudi Arabia. It is sad to see how Britain, the cradle of Western democracy and the rule of law, is fast descending into tyranny'.

He added: 'Tommy is a hero. It is a disgrace that he is still in jail. I have been invited to a major protest demonstration in London next week, and I will be coming. Free Tommy now'.

Jun 05 16:46

The Grenfell 'death trap': Cladding was more flammable than 'match in barrel of PETROL', inquiry hears as survivors say they were 'fobbed off' when they warned of safety fears

After a series of damning reports into the refurbishment work and fire safety plans at the west London tower block were released yesterday, a lawyer for victims' families told the inquiry the cladding had promoted the fire rather than resisting it.

Stephanie Barwise QC told the inquiry: 'As it stood before the refurbishment, Grenfell was constructed of virtually incombustible concrete.

'It was however covered by the polyethylene cladding now openly described by some in the industry as petrol.'

Ms Barwise added: 'Our understanding is that the ignition of the polyethylene within the cladding panel produces a flaming reaction more quickly than dropping a match into a barrel of petrol.'

Jun 05 16:43

Wild West London: Sixty moped attacks a day, a woman fights for life after mugging and drug crime on the rise as cops hunt for Michael McIntyre gang

In a chilling illustration of the crisis, a young woman was fighting for her life last night after her mobile was snatched by moped-riding thieves. And a motorcycle gang targeted yet another luxury store in London yesterday.

Campaigners and politicians warned the attacks were matched by disturbing rises in stabbings, drug crime and gang violence.

London now has a higher murder rate than New York, with more than 70 killings so far this year. Knife crime has also led to the deaths of a 17-year-old boy in Ipswich and of 15-year-olds in Sheffield and Wolverhampton.

As an MP said parts of the country were becoming 'like the Wild West'

Jun 05 15:03

Al-Qaeda Bomb Maker Caught Near Downing Street

A man on trial for terrorism charges after being caught with a stash of knives near Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street office claimed he had a “message” for the UK’s political leaders, a court has heard.

Jun 05 11:56

British School Forces Boys To Wear "Gender-Neutral" Skirts Instead Of Shorts

A private secondary school in Oxfordshire, England is banning its male students from wearing shorts during the summer months, and is instead requesting that they wear a more "gender neutral" ensemble that includes that staple of men's athletic wear: The skirt.

According to the Daily Mail, Chiltern Edge Secondary School's rule change comes after an unfavorable ruling by a government agency tasked with overseeing educational standards.

School leaders said the skirts were a "more formal" alternative to shorts, regardless of how uncomfortable they might make male students at the school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can't you at least call them kilts?!?

Jun 05 11:51

France, Britain Sending Ships to Challenge Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

The French and British navies are planning to follow in the footsteps of the US Navy with their own wayfinding mission through the disputed South China Sea, specifically, into areas London and Paris argue are illegally claimed by Beijing.

A seaborne task force comprising French and British ships and naval aircraft will make its way through the South China Sea next week, French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parley said Sunday. The force will go "into certain areas" where the world's fastest growing navy — the People's Liberation Army-Navy — is expected to be present.

Jun 05 11:32

High Court backs NHS decision to stop funding homeopathy

A decision to stop NHS funding for homeopathy has been upheld by a High Court judge.

The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) brought a legal challenge against NHS England's decision, made in November last year, to stop paying the £92,000 annual cost of homeopathic remedies.

But, following a four-day hearing in London in May, Mr Justice Supperstone dismissed the BHA's case in a ruling on Tuesday.

Jun 04 19:03

Government to sell 7.7% stake in RBS

The latest sale of 925 million shares, expected to raise £2.6bn, will reduce its holding in RBS from 70.1% to 62.4%.

The bank has been majority owned by the government since it was bailed out to the tune of £45bn at the height of the financial crisis in November 2008.

The government owns 8.4 billion shares in RBS, which closed on Monday at 281.1p, valuing the bank at £33.8bn.

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Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, criticised the government's sale plans, saying there was "no economic justification" for selling the shares.

"There should be no sales of RBS shares, full stop. But particularly with such a large loss to the taxpayers who bailed out the bank," he said.

Jun 04 18:55

House of Fraser rejects collapse reports

House of Fraser has denied reports it is on the brink of collapse as the department store chain insists its rescue plans are on track.

The retailer said it is "inaccurate and unhelpful" to suggest it is struggling to secure the support of its banks.

The talks were continuing and "constructive", House of Fraser added.

The retailer said last month it would launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which allows firms to close loss-making shops and reduce rents.

House of Fraser has 59 stores in the UK and Ireland, more than 6,000 employees and 11,500 concession staff.

Jun 04 11:49

Sadiq Khan calls on MPs to ACCEPT Lords Brexit plan and STAY in customs union

REMOANER London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has called on MPs to ignore the will of the people and support Brexit amendments put forward by the unelected House of Lords, including keeping the UK in the customs union.

Jun 03 10:09

All 3 of these dudes raped and sexually assaulted teenage girls and want to do their time in female prisons because they now identify as women

. They will probably get to since all you have to do is self-identify. Naturally Brit libtards support this and you’re transphobic if you don’t

Jun 02 23:10

Richard Madeley cuts off Gavin Williamson after he repeatedly dodges question on Russia

Madeley was interviewing the defence secretary on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and asked him if he regretted saying a few weeks ago that Russia should 'go away and shut up'. Williamson tried the old trick of ignoring the question and ploughing ahead with another point. Gavin Williamson suffers TV humiliation after repeated question dodging leads to interview termination

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