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Nov 17 11:52

State Dept Approves Possible $1bn Sale Of Reaper Drones To UK

The US State Department has approved a possible $1 billion sale of Predator B (‘Reaper’) drones, as well as equipment, training, and support to Britain, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement Wednesday.

Nov 17 11:45

Is UKIP Head Farage About To Become ‘Lord Nigel’ To Boost Britain’s Relations With Trump?

Prime Minister Theresa May has apparently refused to confirm or deny whether she could give UKIP’s Nigel Farage a peerage, which would allow him to serve in the Cabinet and potentially become a go-between with US President-elect Donald Trump.

Nov 17 10:16

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.

Nov 17 09:03

UK Woman Arrested & Charged For ‘Extramarital Sex’ In Dubai After Reporting Gang Rape

A UK tourist has been arrested and charged in Dubai for having “extramarital sex” after she reported being gang raped by two British men.

The 25-year-old woman was on holiday in the United Arab Emirates when the alleged attack took place last month, according to “Detained in Dubai,” a UK-based organization that “assists people who have become victims of injustice” in the UAE.

Nov 17 08:59

MPs' security spending soared after Jo Cox killing

MPs' spending on security soared to nearly £640,000 in the months following the killing of Jo Cox.

Figures released to MailOnline under Freedom of Information laws showed that £637,791.63 was spent through the security assistance budget of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) since June 16.

The figure was up to date as of October 26.

Nov 17 00:53

Can Trump find enough fresh thinkers to do the job?

Trump’s Slim Chance for Greatness. Donald Trump must decide – and decide quickly – whether he wants to be a great U.S. President or a robo-signature machine affixing his name to whatever legislation comes from congressional Republicans and a nodding figurehead acquiescing to more neoconservative foreign policy adventures.

Or, to put it in a vernacular that Trump might use, does he want to be “Paul Ryan’s bitch” on domestic policies? And does he want to surrender his foreign policy to the “wise guys” of Washington’s neocon establishment.

Nov 17 00:50

The Donald Trump Cabinet: He Is Not A Masochist

He may temporarily forgive, but he does not forget. This rule of thumb has served him well in transforming his father’s multimillion dollar but fledgling real estate company into the multi-billion dollar international real estate powerhouse that it currently is.

So what gives in regards to the names of his Cabinet that are being floated around?

Mind you, some of the list below was gleaned from the New York Times, so a huge grain of salt should be taken before one delves into this analysis.

Nov 16 17:34

More Eastern Europeans Working In UK Since Brexit Vote

Almost 50,000 Eastern European immigrants found work in the UK in the three months following the Brexit referendum, according to newly released figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the total number of non-UK nationals working in Britain increased by nearly a quarter of a million, to 3.4 million, during the same period.

Nov 16 15:28

Crumbling Military Infrastructure Threatens UK National Security – MPs

British military facilities and housing are in such a state of breakdown it could pose a risk to the country’s security, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

The issue could mean that Britain’s two new aircraft carriers, which are currently under construction, could be unable to dock properly at the bases they will serve.

Nov 16 11:58

‘Profits Prioritized Over Yemeni Lives:’ UK To Continue Arms Sales To Saudis

The UK government has refused to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, rejecting calls by two parliamentary committees and human rights groups to cease its multibillion-dollar military exports, which critics claim are fueling the war in Yemen.

Nov 16 10:43

British Hacker Lauri Love Will Be Extradited To Face US Charges, Home Secretary Confirms

British citizen Lauri Love will be sent to the US for prosecution over hacking allegations after Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd signed an extradition order, despite concerns over his mental and physical health.

The Home Office said the order was signed on Monday after Rudd “carefully considered all relevant matters.” Love has 14 days to appeal against the decision.

Nov 16 10:18

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL CALLS FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF ALL DRUGS

Doctors have an “ethical responsibility” to back the legalization of drugs, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has advised for the first time.
An editorial in the BMJ, the UK’s most widely-read medical journal, argues that laws against drug use have harmed people across the world, while stressing that drug addiction should be viewed as a health problem and police involvement must end.

The BMJ says the “war on drugs” has failed and “too often plays out as a war on the millions of people who use drugs.”

The call for reform reflects a shift in medical opinion. In June, Britain’s two leading health bodies, the Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health, called for the personal use of drugs to be decriminalized.

The group said criminalizing users deters them from seeking medical help and leads to long-term harm, such as exposure to hard drugs in prison, the breakup of families, and loss of employment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally, some potential sanity regarding the issue of drugs in the UK!!

Nov 16 09:18

Legalize All Narcotics Now: War On Drugs Is War On People, Says BMJ

Doctors have an “ethical responsibility” to back the legalization of drugs, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has advised for the first time.

An editorial in the BMJ, the UK’s most widely-read medical journal, argues that laws against drug use have harmed people across the world, while stressing that drug addiction should be viewed as a health problem and police involvement must end.

Nov 15 17:55

Leaked Memo Reveals London’s Lack Of Plans For Brexit

The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is overwhelmed by the amount of work that is needed to withdraw the UK from the European Union (EU), a leaked document has revealed, showing that London has no plan for Brexit.

Nov 15 16:32

Trump Camp ‘Will Call Nigel Farage Before Theresa May’ To Discuss Policy, Says UKIP Donor

US President-elect Donald Trump will consult interim UKIP leader Nigel Farage on policy proposals affecting Britain before consulting Prime Minister Theresa May, it has been claimed.

Stephen Bannon, Trump’s newly appointed chief strategist, will “run ideas” past the UKIP leader before speaking to May, according to prominent UKIP donor Arron Banks.

Nov 15 16:07

‘Alarming’ Number Of Children Missing From UK Care Homes

The number of children missing from UK care homes is “alarmingly” high, two charities say, raising concerns about the effectiveness of the country’s child protection system.

Of the nearly 760 trafficked or unaccompanied children who disappeared from care homes across the UK last year, over 200 have not been found, according to a study by ECPAT UK and Missing People charities published on Tuesday.

Nov 15 16:02

Trump Win Forces Theresa May Rethink On Immigration & Globalization

Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election has put pressure on politicians the world over to respond to voters’ demands for change by curbing the tides of globalization and immigration, the British prime minister will say.

In a speech at Mansion House in London on Monday night, Theresa May will pledge to turn the government’s attention to the concerns of the marginalized working class who feel they’ve been left behind.

Nov 15 15:28

Theresa May Wrong To Dismiss Trump-Farage Friendship, Say Rebellious Tories

British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly sparked Tory infighting over her refusal to deal with UKIP’s Nigel Farage as he offers himself as a deal broker between Downing Street and Donald Trump.

Farage, who traveled to New York after the US presidential election last week, is the only high-profile British politician to meet with Trump. Writing in the Telegraph, Farage says he was greeted like a “long-lost friend” by Trump, who he supported on the campaign trail in America.

Nov 15 13:37

Is Britain Willing To Send Poorly Trained Reservists To The Frontline Just To Hide Shortages?

The British government has been accused of cutting training time in half for new army reservists in order to hit brazen recruitment targets after it slashed the number of full time soldiers.

MPs were told last week that reservists would now be ready for deployment after completing just one of the two phases of training.

Nov 15 13:04

Man Who Shot & Stabbed MP Jo Cox Yelled ‘Britain First,’ Murder Trial Hears

The man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox in a terrorism-related attack a week before the EU referendum attended the first day of trial at the Old Bailey in London on Monday.

Thomas Mair, 53, is accused of shooting and stabbing the MP for Batley and Spen in Birstall, where she was due to hold constituency meetings.

Nov 15 11:12

'Sniping' Sturgeon blasted by OWN party over petulant response to Donald Trump's election

The beleaguered SNP leader was savaged today by a former Nationalist MSP who has accused her of "sniping from the sidelines" with her diplomatic gaffe after she intervened in the US election.

And she is also facing a major embarrassment after it was revealed one of her "rising stars," Westminster MP Mhairi Black declared she "held her nose" when she voted to remain during the EU referendum.

Last year Ms Sturgeon called for Donald Trump to be banned from the UK, even asking the then Home Secretary Theresa May to step in to do her bidding.

Nov 15 11:02

'Drain the Swamp': Trump's Anti-Establishment Threat Rings Alarms in London

US President-elect Donald Trump's threat to stamp out favoritism and political social advancement has hit home in London, where many are heeding his calls to for "the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear the words we are all about to say: when we win ... we are going to drain the swamp."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But, but, but ... corruption is all we know how to do!!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Nov 15 10:45

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Takes Swipe At Donald Trump, Vows To ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is continuing his war of words with US President-elect Donald Trump by urging city leaders across the world to “build bridges instead of walls.”

Khan told a conference on social integration in London that uniting communities could boost economic growth, warning that a lack of social cohesion was costing the UK economy £6 billion ($7.47 billion).

Nov 15 09:40

Corbyn backs reduction of Nato presence along Russia's borders

Labour leader criticises Putin but favours demilitarisation of European borders with Russia to prevent new cold war

Nov 14 17:04

UK Rejects MPs’ Calls To Stop Arms Sales To Saudis

The UK government has rejected calls by lawmakers to temporarily stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom’s war crimes in Yemen.

Nov 14 16:15

Ex-PM Cameron ‘Paid £120,000’ For 1hr Speech On Brexit

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron may have suffered a humiliating loss when Britain voted to leave the EU, but it appears he is now cashing in on political failure.

According to the Daily Mail, Cameron was paid £120,000 ($149,000) for a one-hour talk on the implications of the historic Brexit vote for an audience of Wall Street financiers last week.

Nov 14 15:47

UK Building Contacts With US President-Elect: PM’s Spokeswoman

The United Kingdom has established ways of contacting US President-elect Donald Trump and is building ties with the billionaire businessman, according to the office of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Nov 14 15:33

Trump Right On Russia, Britain Must Listen – Ex-UK Ambassador To Moscow

Britain should take advice from US President-elect Donald Trump by “listening to the Russians instead of lecturing them” to avoid a new Cold War, says former UK Ambassador to Moscow Sir Tony Brenton.

“Trump is right too that our present approach has failed (sanctions have boosted Russian determination), and if we are to avoid slipping into a dangerous new Cold War, we need to listen to the Russians instead of lecturing them,” Brenton wrote in the Telegraph.

Nov 14 15:20

Brits Could Pay To Enter Europe Under New Counter-Terrorism Plan

British tourists may soon be forced to pay £10 (US$12.52) to travel to mainland Europe as part of a European Commission effort to boost security.

The European Commission is discussing bringing in a system of electronic travel authorization, similar to the US ESTA, for Britons traveling to Europe. Under the new plans, vacationing Brits would not have to get a full-fledged visa, but would need to pay to register their travel online before entering any of the 26 countries in the passport-free Schengen zone.

Nov 14 14:22

UK, EU Can Do Business With Trump: British Foreign Secretary

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the United Kingdom and the European Union can do business with US President-elect Donald Trump, after refusing to attend an EU special meeting on Trump.

Nov 14 12:44

Assange To Be Questioned By Prosecutors In London

Live coverage from outside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is interviewed by Ecuadorean prosecutors.

Nov 14 12:02

NHS send-to-all email causes turmoil

An email that was accidentally sent to all the NHS's staff in England has caused havoc.

One of the health system's employees fired off the message on Monday morning without realising they had copied in 840,000 of their co-workers.

The action quickly clogged up the system and was exacerbated by users hitting "reply all" to complain.

Nov 14 10:16

BEX ALERT - Britain to deploy batteries of high precision long range missiles on Russian’s border for the first time since the Cold War 

Britain is to deploy batteries of high precision long range missiles on Russian’s border for the first time since the Cold War.

The long range rockets will be moved to Estonia next year amid fears Russian President Vladimir Putin could be planning to invade the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a crock! Look back over the last 15 years and see who is invading whom! It isn't Russia! And don;t give me that crap about Russia "annexing" Crimea. Crimea VOTED to merge with Russia because they are fed up with western-style economic domination.

The war hawks are trying to get war with Russia start before Trump can take office!

Nov 14 10:14

Trump-Putin alliance sparks diplomatic crisis as British ministers demand assurances from US over Russia

Britain is facing a diplomatic crisis with the US over Donald Trump’s plans to forge an alliance with Vladimir Putin and bolster the Syrian regime.

In a significant foreign policy split, officials admitted that Britain will have some “very difficult” conversations with the President-elect in coming months over his approach to Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, you brought us to the edge of a nuclear war with Russia, and now you're just going to quit?!?" -- Number 9 3/4

Nov 14 08:00

From Senegal To Brazil: British Man Attempts Record Breaking Swim Across Atlantic Ocean

A 38-year-old former military policeman has set off on an epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean, to swim a total of 2,000 miles in up to four months. If he completes the journey, he will be the first ever person to swim across the vast ocean.

Nov 13 16:12

Boris Johnson Snubs Emergency EU Meeting On Trump Victory

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson refuses to attend the European Union special meeting called to discuss the victory of US President-elect Donald Trump.

“The Foreign Secretary will not attend the meeting convened for Sunday,” said a foreign office spokesman on Saturday.

Nov 13 15:13

Trump should resist neocon & shadow gov’t influence to justify people’s hopes – Ron Paul

Trump’s ability to honor his campaign rhetoric will depend on the role of the so-called “shadow government.”

“Unfortunately, there has been several neoconservatives that are getting closer to Trump. And if he gets his advice from them then I do not think that is a good sign,” Paul told the host of RT’s Crosstalk show Peter Lavelle.

Nov 13 11:29

Suicide, Self-Harm, Stabbings At All-Time High In UK Jails: Report

Violent crime has reached an all-time high in prisons across the United Kingdom, according to a new report.

Chronic staff shortages have made it difficult to maintain order in incarceration centers, prompting authorities of a dozen of prisons to draft in officers from other detention facilities.

Nov 13 10:30

‘Relaxed & Full Of Good Ideas’: Farage First UK Politician To Meet US President-Elect Trump

British UKIP leader Niger Farage fully endorsed the choice of Americans in electing Donald Trump. He was the first UK politician to meet with the president-elect on Saturday, saying Trump was “full of good ideas” and will be a “good president.”

Nov 13 09:35

Smashing Minority Rights – Peter Lilley MP Hates Travellers – Wants To Count Our Elections

A TORY MP is a director of a company that has become a major player in how elections are managed in Scotland, it has emerged.

Nov 13 09:00

UK Govt To Utilize Trump’s ‘Instincts,’ Openness To ‘Outside Influence’ – Leaked Memo

A leaked telegram by the British ambassador, sent to Whitehall just hours after Donald Trump’s victory, suggested that his openness to “outside influence” be utilized for the sake of UK interests, and his “extreme ideas” be tamed.

In a memo cited by the Sunday Times, British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch said UK diplomats have already laid the groundwork to guide the President-elect’s foreign policy in a way more favorable for London.

Nov 13 05:45

Curious Case Of Iamaphoney

Welcome to Blackbird9's Breakfast Club's Wednesday Podcast. Tonight we look at The Curious Case Of Iamaphoney and the 50th Anniversary of the origin of the Paul Is Dead meme of Beatlemania.

Nov 12 15:13

Paris Attacks: Counter-Terrorism Chief Wants Fingerprinting & Iris Scans For All At UK Borders

Every person entering the United Kingdom should be forced to undergo “fool-proof” fingerprinting and iris scans, the country’s newly appointed counter-terrorism chief says, claiming the move will prevent terrorists from entering Britain.

Nov 12 14:05

Nigel Farage ‘Irrelevant’ To UK-Trump Relationship, Says Defensive Downing Street

A clearly annoyed Downing Street has dismissed claims Nigel Farage will be used as a go-between for British ministers and the new Trump administration in the US, branding the interim UKIP leader an “irrelevance.”

The Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday that ministers will seek Farage’s advice because they have no links to the president-elect’s inner circle.

Nov 12 11:07

Will the Deep State undermine Trump’s agenda ?

Can President Trump maintain his independence?

Can President Trump stay clear of neocons in his Cabinet picks?

RT’S Peter Lavelle Interviews Dr. Ron Paul :

With the surprise election of Donald Trump, can we expect an equally surprising foreign policy from him? During the campaign he provided us with a glimpse of his thinking. Will there be a Trump Doctrine?!

Nov 12 11:04

What Donald Trump Needs To Do

There has never been a better-suited and more experienced President when it comes to these issues...

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States of America, there are a lot of things he needs to do.

He has seen firsthand the unseemly underbelly of the various Deep State actors that have fought tooth and nail to both undermine and character assassinate him, as well as destroy him personally and professionally.

But Donald Trump is made of legendary stuff, and not only endured these constant and underhanded attacks, but also exposed and destroyed them all, one by one.

Nov 11 14:41

Black victims of UK police violence speak to RT

Victims of police violence, their relatives and campaigners say the black community must do more to organize “non-violent direct action” to prevent deaths in custody.

“I think we have to take the fight to them by stepping up the extent to which we are prepared to take direct action,” Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) co-chair Lee Jasper told RT’s Richard Sudan.

Nov 11 10:45

Epic rant: How sh1t have you got to be to lose to that (Trump) ??!

Epic rant by a British Trump opponent, Jonathan Pie, about who to blame for the epic loss of the Demo(c)rats on november 8th. Enjoy!
(warning: very harsh language, will cause PTSD in special snowflakes)

Nov 11 10:35

Stateless ‘Ghost’ People Needlessly Locked Up In British Prisons – Legal Experts

Stateless people are being locked up in prison despite the fact there is nowhere to deport them to, a group of lawyers and academics have said.

Sometimes referred to as “legal ghosts,” those who do not have a state citizenship often find themselves in a legal limbo and stripped of the rights granted to others.

Nov 11 07:09

Prince Charles opens new military base in Bahrain despite human rights abuses

Prince Charles has opened the first section of the controversial Mina Salman naval base in the Kingdom of Bahrain despite criticism of the regime’s human rights record.

The base represents the first permanent military presence in the kingdom since 1971, and was built using mostly Bahraini cash. It will be used by Britain’s Royal Navy alongside the US’ own large naval base.

Nov 11 07:07

BEX ALERT - Trump presidency could herald war with Russia, say UK defense chiefs

A war with Russia could be imminent if President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his promises to scale back US involvement in NATO, British defense chiefs have reportedly warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump does not want war. Putin does not want war. Even NATO doesn't really want a war; they just want unfettered access to the public treasury for more toys, because without bombs and bullets behind them, those top military people look rather silly in those garish uniforms, rather like a marching band that lost their instruments and doesn't know what to do!

Nov 10 16:17

Radioactive Waste Could Be Left At UK Nuclear Sites To Save Money

New government proposals could see radioactive waste kept at the sites of old nuclear power plants and not disposed of in special dumps because it’s a cheaper option.

Officials claim international radiological standards would still be maintained and that sites would not be left in a dangerous state.

Nov 10 15:01

Farage Offers Trump Lesson In Diplomacy

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has warned US President-elect Donald Trump not to grope Theresa May should they meet in person.

In an interview on Talksport Radio during which the UKIP leader commented on the US election result, he joked: “I’m now going to become a diplomat. Come and schmooze Theresa – don’t touch her, for goodness’ sake.”

Nov 10 13:27

What Does Trump Victory Mean For UK-US ‘Special Relationship’?

As property tycoon Donald Trump is named the next president of the United States following a fraught election campaign, RT asks what his rise to power means for the oft-cited, yet ill-defined, ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US.

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will speak to Trump at the earliest opportunity.

Nov 10 12:03

British Establishment Eats Its Words After Donald Trump Victory

British politicians stand divided after Donald Trump’s US presidential victory, with several being forced to eat their previous words and offer diplomatic gestures of congratulations.

Some UK lawmakers are being unusually candid about Trump’s election, while others are carefully backtracking on comments made at a time when the idea of a Trump presidency seemed ludicrous.

Nov 10 10:03

Hated Tory ‘Bedroom Tax’ Discriminated Against Disabled Claimants, Court Rules

Tory welfare reforms suffered a blow in the Supreme Court as judges ruled the government acted outside of the law when it imposed its so-called ‘bedroom tax’ on a woman suffering from spina bifida and a couple caring for their disabled grandson.

Nov 10 09:16

BBC’s Nick Garnett Tries To Cover Orgreave Truth & Justice Press Conference For BBC

The Battle of Orgreave – attack by police on miner’s strike in 1984 – Amber Rudd says there will be no inquiry – clip from BBC 5 Live.

Nov 10 06:11

British establishment eats its words after Donald Trump victory

British politicians stand divided after Donald Trump’s US presidential victory, with several being forced to eat their previous words and offer diplomatic gestures of congratulations.
Some UK lawmakers are being unusually candid about Trump’s election, while others are carefully backtracking on comments made at a time when the idea of a Trump presidency seemed ludicrous.

Nov 10 06:06

5 Dead, 50 Injured In South London Tram Derailment

British Transport Police confirmed five people died when a rush-hour tram derailed in Croydon, south London, on Wednesday morning. More than 50 people were injured.

Nov 08 19:33

Britons' Reacttion To US 2016 Presidential Election

A research firm in the United Kingdom and the only one that correctly predicted the Brexit vote, has projected that the next president of the United States will be Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Nov 08 18:22

Tory Austerity ‘Systematically’ Violated Rights Of Disabled Britons – UN

The United Nations has accused Britain’s Conservative government of violating the human rights of disabled people by slashing welfare provisions.

A report by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities criticized reforms brought in by former Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

Nov 08 15:38

D-Day Rehearsal Site & Other Historic Military Bases To Be Sold, MoD Confirms

Britain’s military is about to embark on a fire sale of one tenth of the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) land assets in Britain including five golf courses and a number of historically-important bases.

Nov 08 13:17

‘Child Poverty Will Rise’ As Tough New Welfare Cap Comes Into Force

Tens of thousands of families will be hit with a controversial new benefits cap that comes into force on Monday, bringing maximum payments for working age households to £23,000 ($28,500) in London and £20,000 ($24,840) outside the capital.

The move, announced in 2015 by then-chancellor George Osborne, is part of the government’s attempt to cut £12 billion ($14.9bn) from the welfare bill.

Nov 08 11:38

UK Government Violated Rights Of Disabled People: UN

The UK government’s welfare reforms are tantamount to a “systematic violation” of the rights of people with disabilities, according to an inquiry by the United Nations.

Nov 08 10:06

ISIS Hunters: SAS To Track & Kill British Citizens In Iraq

British citizens affiliated to jihadist groups in Iraq will be hunted down as part of a new kill or capture strategy, according to senior defense sources.

A list of UK citizens that features around 200 jihadists currently at large in Iraq has been compiled by the UK’s intelligence agencies, the sources told the Times.

Nov 08 09:59

Video: Hit List: UK Special Forces To Track & Kill British Citizens In Iraq

British citizens affiliated to jihadist groups in Iraq will be hunted down as part of a new kill or capture strategy, according to senior defense sources.

Nov 08 08:31

Democracy Could Get In The Way Of War If High Court Brexit Ruling Stands, Warn Generals

Former senior military officers are afraid the High Court ruling which allows MPs to vote on triggering Brexit could set a precedent that would hinder future wars by undermining the government’s royal prerogative powers.

Nov 08 08:29

UK Government To Appeal Court Ruling Over Brexit This Week

The British government has said it would appeal against a High Court ruling that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot begin the Brexit process without the parliament’s approval.

Nov 08 07:59

Donald Trump’s Final Rally: Grand Rapids, MI 11/7/16

“Do you want America to be ruled by the corrupt political class or do you want America to be ruled again by the people?” Trump asked.

“I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear the words we are about to say. When we win on November 8, we are going to drain the swamp” Trump said.

“Tomorrow the American working class will strike back.” Trump said.

Nov 08 07:14

Prince Andrew Gets Right Royal Telling Off Over Trump & Brexit Comments

Britain’s sixth in line to the throne Prince Andrew has found himself in the middle of yet another etiquette blunder after reportedly claiming a Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election, coupled with Brexit, would “tear things apart.”

Nov 08 06:39

'Britain Will Be Ready for War Against Russia in Two Years' -- UK Defence Boss Michael Fallon

BRITISH defence chiefs have squared up to the "challenge" of Vladimir Putin – promising we will be ready for war against Russia in two years.

Nov 08 06:35

Prince Andrew gets right royal telling off over Trump & Brexit comments

Britain’s sixth in line to the throne Prince Andrew has found himself in the middle of yet another etiquette blunder after reportedly claiming a Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election, coupled with Brexit, would “tear things apart.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Prince Andrew with one of Jeff Epstein's hotties!

Nov 07 17:40

Facebook Backlash As Scottish First Minister Sturgeon Backs Clinton

Nicola Sturgeon’s public endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election has caused a backlash on social media, with critics arguing the Scottish first minister should keep quiet on American electoral politics.

Nov 07 16:30

Law To Finally Trigger Brexit Already Being Written By Theresa May’s Ministers

Prime Minister Theresa May has already got her ministers preparing the first draft of a bill to trigger Article 50, which will kick off the two-year process for leaving the EU, following a High Court ruling that Brexit must be put to a parliamentary vote.

Nov 07 15:50

Nigel Farage Plans To Head 100,000-Strong March On Supreme Court To Protest Brexit Ruling

Acting UKIP leader Nigel Farage is planning to lead a 100,000-strong march to the Supreme Court on the day Prime Minister Theresa May’s government appeals a ruling on MPs’ involvement in Brexit negotiations.

Nov 07 15:41

UK Labour Party Clarifies Stance On Brexit After Court Ruling

The UK’s Labour Party is in no way planning to block the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), says deputy leader Tom Watson, in a likely attempt to clarify earlier remarks by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Nov 07 15:19

Assange Set To Meet Swedish Prosecutor For Interview In Ecuador’s London Embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to finally meet with Swedish prosecutors for an interview at the Ecuadorian embassy in London this month in a bid to end his four-year-long “diplomatic deadlock,” reports Reuters.

Nov 07 15:08

Rally in support of Russian diplomats held in front of UK’s embassy in Moscow

About a thousand of Syrian and Russian students and public activists rallied on Monday in front of the British embassy in Moscow to express their support to Russian diplomats. "We, Syrian students studying in Moscow, have come to the British embassy in Moscow for a rally in support of Russia and Russian diplomats," Moussa Ramadan, the president of the Union of Syrian Student in Russia and Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), told TASS. "We are saying thanks to Russia, thanks to the Russian people, thanks to the Russian leaders who support the Syrian people and the Syrian army in their efforts against terrorism," he said. Participants in the rally were holding posters reading "Hands off Russian diplomats," "Hands off Russia." Some were holding Russian and Syrian flags.

Nov 07 13:34

UK Military Shocked By Russia’s Armata ‘Revolutionary’ Tank

The British military intelligence has issued an internal warning about Russia’s advanced new main battle tank (MBTs), criticizing London’s inability to offer a competing solution, according to a new report.

Nov 07 12:36

Cyber Sabotage? US Govt Hackers Reportedly Penetrate Russian Infrastructure

Russia expects Washington to provide an explanation after a report claimed that Pentagon cyber-offensive specialists have hacked into Russia’s power grids.

Nov 07 11:07

Perjurer, Child Sexual Abuser: Retired North Wales Police Superintendent Gordon Anglesea

In the UK, on 21 October 2016, Gordon Anglesea was found guilty of sexually abusing boys at a North Wales children's home, Bryn Estyn, and at a young offenders institution.

Nov 06 13:33

A Digital 9/11 If Trump Wins

Brace yourselves folks. The Globalists are trembling in their boots.

It is a green light for a coup d’état by the Deep State forces who found that they could not win through the “normal” rigging methods.

There are disturbing signs that a digital 9/11 terror attack is being readied for election day in the US to ensure that Donald Trump does not win.

Such an attack – involving widespread internet and power outage – would have nothing to do with Russia or any other foreign state. It would be furnished by agencies of the US Deep State in a classic “false flag” covert manner. But the resulting chaos and “assault on American democracy” will be conveniently blamed on Russia.

Nov 06 13:04

Over 50 Anonymous Activists Arrested At Million Mask March In London

London police have arrested 53 participants of an annual Million Mask March on Saturday, who took to London streets up to protest inequality and censorship. While minor clashes broke out between some of the activists and police, the rally was largely peaceful.

Nov 06 12:30

UK Misled Minster In Frantic Bid To Sell Arms For Saudi’s War On Yemen

British Defense Ministry (MoD) has been accused of “seriously misleading” a cabinet minister in frantic efforts to win export licenses for sale of UK-built missile to Saudi Arabia for its brutal bombing campaign in neighboring Yemen.

Nov 06 09:21

'Death to the monarchy' Angry scenes as anarchists invade London for Million Mask March

Protesters carrying banners reading 'death to the monarchy' and 'Tory scum' and brandishing lit flares confronted lines of riot police in a series of tense stand-offs in the streets.

Central London was brought to a standstill as the demonstrators, wearing their trademark Guy Fawkes masks to hide their faces, chanted anti-capitalist slogans and called for the overthrow of the Government.

Nov 05 17:41

Sacked Army Whistleblower Branded ‘Security Risk’ Over David Kelly Inquest Campaign

A whistleblowing doctor sacked by the military was viewed as a security risk because of his quest to see a proper investigation into the mysterious death of Iraq WMD expert David Kelly.

Dr David Frost was sacked by the Ministry of Defence in 2013 after an incident involving a super-strong painkiller issued to a wounded Afghanistan veteran.

Nov 05 12:42

UK Spies Believe Daesh Chief Escaped Mosul: Boris Johnson

UK intelligence sources believe that Daesh chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has managed to escape the besieged Iraqi town of Mosul, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says.

“It is a cruel irony that some of the intelligence we have, you may know, suggests that the gentleman in question has actually vacated the scene himself and is nonetheless using internet media to encourage people to take part in violence,” Johnson said in an address to Parliament on Friday.

Nov 04 19:38

Why this decision is a betrayal of common sense, the people and democracy

To the great mass of the fair-minded public, yesterday’s ruling by three High Court judges that Parliament should have the chance to reconsider Brexit will have come as an outrageous betrayal of democracy.

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Put to one side that judges have time and again backed Europe against the interests of the British people.

The truth is that this judgment plays with fire, fanning the feeling — not just in Britain and Europe, but also among Donald Trump’s supporters in America — that western public life is becoming a conspiracy of tightly knit, self-serving Establishment elites against the public.

Nov 04 19:32

Jewish voices from the past make mincemeat of Zionism and anti-Semitism

 The latest anti-Semitism witch-hunt being conducted by the Zio-Inquisition in the UK is all hogwash if the statements of two leading Jews are to be believed.

Nov 04 18:21

I envy you, American citizens

I envy you, American citizens. I do not care about your military might, nor for your supreme currency, the US dollar. I envy your chance to deal on 11/8 a decisive blow to the rule of the Masters of Discourse.

Yes, the onslaught of the media upon Trump has been exceedingly unfair, but he survived it.

What is even more important, you survived it, it does not matter what the polls say: they say what the newspapers tell them to say. Even people answer the polls according to the media prognoses: they are shy of saying they would vote for a man who … But at the moment of actual vote, they do what they know is right for them. You have a very good chance to win, and to defeat the witch and her supporters.

Nov 04 18:09

Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) Is Another Example of a Lazy Corrupt Agency

“FEC” are refusing to even look into the rampant examples of election fraud plaguing the current Presidential Election, with Hillary Clinton and her operatives.

n yet another dereliction of duty by a federal agency, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) has been noticeably silent, if not completely non-existent, regarding the whirlwind of allegations pertaining to widescale election fraud, cheating, and active interference by the Democratic National Convention (“DNC”), the Clinton Foundation, Democratic Operatives Donna Brazile, John Podesta, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and countless others.

Nov 04 16:17

‘I Never Believed In UK-US Special Relationship,’ Says Blair’s Iraq-Era Defense Sec

Former prime minister Tony Blair’s Iraq War-era defense secretary never put much stock in the supposedly privileged relationship between Britain and America, it has emerged.

Geoff Hoon, who was head of defence in 2003, and therefore hugely influential during the Iraq War, told an event on Friday: “I don’t really believe in the ‘special relationship.’”

Nov 04 15:51

British MP Quits Over ‘Differences’ With Government

UK Conservative MP Stephen Phillips, who criticized Prime Minister Theresa May over handling of the Brexit process, has resigned, citing “irreconcilable policy differences” with the current government.

Nov 04 14:29

Is Downing Street Bracing For A Donald Trump Win?

Donald Trump’s foreign advisers say they have held “productive” talks with the British government, indicating Downing Street may be preparing for the prospect of a victory for the Republican candidate in next week’s US presidential election.

Nov 04 10:03

Collins Dictionary Names ‘Brexit’ Word Of 2016

We’ve all heard UK Prime Minister Theresa May continuously say, “Brexit means Brexit,” in the last few weeks, but now the term has been named the “Word of the Year” by Collins Dictionary.

Nov 04 08:47

Not The Best Analogy, Boris! Foreign Sec Says UK ‘Will Make Titanic Success Of Brexit’

Gaffe-prone Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told a London awards ceremony on Wednesday night that the UK would make “a Titanic success” of Brexit. Hecklers in the audience helpfully reminded BoJo of the ship’s tragic fate.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who was in the audience, reportedly hung her head in her hands at the remark.

Nov 04 08:18

UK Government Vows To Challenge Article 50 Court Ruling

The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May says it will challenge a High Court ruling that has stipulated that the country cannot leave the European Union (EU) without the permission of the British Parliament.

Three senior judges ruled on Thursday that Parliament, not the government alone, can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal process for beginning Brexit.

Nov 04 08:01

Britain First Deputy Leader Jayda Fransen Abused Muslim Mother, Court Finds

Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, was found guilty of shouting abuse at a Muslim woman while brandishing a white cross in front of her four young children.

Fransen, who is often seen in the group’s promotional videos next to leader Paul Golding, lost all control with Sumayyah Sharpe, who was wearing a hijab.

Nov 04 08:01

Russia: The West Is Trapped In Its Own "Propaganda-Created World"

As the American corporate media continues to tow the official line that Russia is working to undermine U.S. elections, the head of the U.K.’s MI5 spoke with the Guardian on Tuesday. It was the first time an acting spy chief has given a newspaper interview in the agency’s 107-year history, and the subject matter important enough to prompt such an atypical occurrence was hardly a surprising one — Russia.

Or, more accurately, Russia as the big bad enemy.

Nov 04 06:48

Enemies of the people: Fury over 'out of touch' judges who have 'declared war on democracy' by defying 17.4m Brexit voters and who could trigger constitutional crisis 

MPs last night tore into three 'out of touch' judges for ruling that embittered Remainers in Parliament should be allowed to frustrate the verdict of the British public.
The Lord Chief Justice and two senior colleagues were accused of putting Britain on course for a full-blown 'constitutional crisis' by saying Brexit could not be triggered without a Westminster vote.

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Nov 03 15:33

Theresa May Must Consult Parliament Before Triggering Article 50 To Leave EU – High Court

In a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May, the British government has lost its case for making the sole call on triggering Article 50, the formal process to begin negotiations to leave the European Union.

Nov 03 13:35

Boris Johnson Banned From Cycling To Work Because Terrorists Might Target Him

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been banned from cycling to work over fears he is now a key target for terrorists.

The former London mayor, who introduced the city’s public bicycle hire scheme, reportedly tried to appeal the decision.

Nov 03 13:04

Blair Went ‘Beyond The Facts’ & Damaged UK Politics When Advocating For Iraq Invasion – Chilcot

Former British PM Tony Blair resorted to rhetoric unsupported by any compelling evidence when he promoted the Iraq invasion to his cabinet and the British people, eroding public trust and inflicting long-term damage on UK politics, Sir John Chilcot said.

The author of the 2.6-million-word inquiry into the UK’s involvement into the US-led invasion in Iraq in 2003, Chilcot told the House of Commons Liaison Committee on Wednesday that he could “only imagine” how much time it would take to repair the trust of the UK public in politics damaged by Tony Blair, who manipulated public opinion and his own cabinet by strong words into invading Iraq, rather than presenting hard evidence.

Nov 03 12:12

Any wonder Remainers won? Article 50 judge founded EU INTEGRATION group

ONE of the three judges who today ruled Article 50 must be triggered by Parliament founded a European law group working towards integration with Brussels.

Nov 03 09:25

HOW BALFOUR’S ‘PROMISE’ AND BRITAIN DESTROYED PALESTINE

Ninety-nine years since Balfour’s “promise”, Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.

Nov 03 08:25

NATO- Russia War Not Likely In 2017, Fallon Says, Downplaying MI5 Chief’s Warning

A war between Russia and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is “not likely” in 2017, says the UK defense chief, playing down an earlier warning by MI5 chief Andrew Parker.

Nov 02 23:24

Donald Trump Is Winning – Bill Mitchell and Stefan Molyneux

The greater the battle the greater the victory - Bill Mitchell
Stefan Molyneux : Looking at the FACTS

The silent majority for Trump vs The propagandists for Hillary

“The silent majority” vs “the Propagandists”

“The Facts” vs “the Reality”

Nov 02 16:59

GCHQ Recruiting For Elite Cyber Force… But Past Experience Not Required

Britain’s electronic spy agency GCHQ is advertising 50 vacancies for its new elite cyber force, but recruiters don’t seem to mind if applicants lack experience.

The scheme was announced on Tuesday as part of the new £1.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) National Cyber Security Programme.

Nov 02 16:59

UK Credit Rating At Risk Of Downgrade, Moody’s Warns

Britain has been warned that its credit rating will be downgraded if it fails to secure access to the European Union’s single market during its upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Nov 02 16:04

NATO War With Russia ‘Not Likely’ In 2017, UK Defence Secretary Says

Speculation that NATO could go to war with Russia next year are “too extreme,” according to Britain’s defence secretary, who maintained that such an apocalyptic scenario is “not likely” despite what he called “much greater Russian aggression this year.”

Nov 02 15:35

Britain Had Zero Influence On US-Led Iraq War, Admits Top UK Diplomat

Despite wishing to appear as America’s top ally, Britain exerted no influence whatsoever over US aims in Iraq and merely ended up being a “second class” partner with no say in planning or policymaking, according to one of the UK’s most senior diplomats.

Nov 02 13:53

Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses

Jonathan Cook argues that Western powers are accepting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s illogical premises that criticising the occupation is anti-Israel, and criticising Israel is anti-Semitic, and conceding that criticism of Netanyahu’s policies is off-limits.

Nov 02 13:52

‘Death Trap’: UK’s New £3.5bn Tank Can Only Beat ‘Incompetent Enemies’

Glitches with the Ajax’s advanced weaponry could leave the £3.5 billion (US$4.28 billion) project heavily delayed as questions are raised over the utility of the lightly-armored vehicles against Russian artillery.

Nov 02 12:37

Britain Will ‘Strike Back’ At Cyber-Attackers With £1.9bn Security Boost – Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged on Tuesday that Britain will “strike back” if it comes under cyber-attack from hackers and foreign governments.

The £1.9 billion program to improve cyber defense comes amid growing concern over the security of crucial national infrastructure, such as air traffic control and power grid networks.

Nov 02 11:47

Video: ‘At Work Across Europe & UK’: MI5 Chief Says Russia Is Growing Threat To Britain

Russia poses an increasing threat to the UK and is using all the powers at its disposal to push its policies abroad.

Nov 02 09:36

Sharia Councils – Discrimination Against Women? Baroness Cox Vs Mohammed Shafiq (DEBATE)

Debate is raging in the UK over the work of Sharia Councils often used by Muslims to settle family disputes and divorce.

Nov 02 09:12

British Pediatrician Sexually Assaulted 19 Patients

A court in Britain has put on trial a former children’s doctor for sexually assaulting 19 young patients, including boys and girl, in the 1970s and 1980s.

Michael Salmon, consultant pediatrician, assaulted 18 girls and a boy while working at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Southeastern England’s Buckinghamshire County during that period.

Nov 02 08:12

Suez Crisis: Ten Rules That Shook the World Order

Sixty years ago Britain and France colluded with Israel in invading Egypt to reclaim the Suez Canal, nationalized by Egypt. The adventure finished Britain and France as global powers and cleared the way for a new player - the United States. But the rules of the game remain the same.

It's become an oft-repeated mantra by politicians in the West that they have built a rules-based international order that is under attack and needs protecting. One of the biggest building blocks was put into this western "rules-based" international order exactly 60 years ago by Britain and France, with a little bit of help from US and Israel. So what are those "rules" now applied to Syria and those who support her?

Nov 02 01:48

Lemmings and Republicans – Alan Ned Sabrosky

So why are so many Republican leaders doing all they can do to diminish Trump and give the election to Clinton ?

For conservatives and Republicans, a win by Hillary Clinton in November would be a catastrophe — and not just because people like Miley Cyrus and Al Sharpton would not leave the country.

It would mean continued assaults on the 1st and 2nd Amendments, especially the latter. Higher taxes and more welfare. More war — Hillary Clinton’s defense secretary-in-waiting, Michelle Flournoy, has openly said as much. And it would mean her appointment of at least one justice to the US Supreme Court, and perhaps as many as four, creating a liberal block of five to seven justices that will put its stamp on the country for a generation or more.

Nov 01 18:29

Palestinians Demand UK Apologize For 1917 Balfour Declaration That Helped Create Israel

A campaign by Palestinian activists demanding the UK issue a formal apology for supporting the idea of a Jewish state in the Middle East almost a century ago is gaining momentum after the launch of a new parliamentary petition.

Nov 01 18:29

Boost Britain’s NATO Spending So US Will ‘Take Us Seriously,’ Says Peer

America will only treat Britain as a serious global player if the UK raises the share of its GDP contributed to NATO each year, according to former Labour Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen.

Nov 01 17:05

Robot Tractors & Sheep-Herding Drones: Britain’s Futuristic New Farm Workers

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems known as ‘robo farmers’ could soon grow crops and tend livestock around Britain while their human controllers need never set foot in a field again, researchers say.

Nov 01 16:16

Britain Cyber Security Budget Doubled, Reaches Almost £2 Billion

Britain has set aside £1.9 billion ($2.32bn) to beef up its cyber security measures over the next five years, two times the spending for the 2011-2016 period.

The British Treasury Department made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, noting that Finance Minister Philip Hammond would later on outline the new National Cyber Security Strategy.

Nov 01 15:10

UK MPs To Probe Human Rights Situation In Persian Gulf Arab States

A group of UK lawmakers have formed a group to scrutinize the status of democracy and human right in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf region, a Scottish MP says.

Margaret Ferrier made the announcement Monday, following a seminar by Amnesty International.

Nov 01 14:44

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Fundraising Benefited From Loophole In Federal Anti-Corruption Rule

‘Particularly Vulnerable To Pay To Play Practices’

Despite an anti-corruption rule that was designed to reduce the financial industry’s political power, top officials from the investment firm BlackRock hosted Hillary Clinton at campaign fundraisers earlier this year.

The cash — which poured in through a loophole in the law — came in as BlackRock’s federal contracts to manage billions of dollars of retiree assets will be up for renewal during the next president’s term.

Nov 01 14:41

Citigroup bank chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet – WikiLeaks

The single biggest beneficiary was Citigroup, which was given $45 billion in cash in the form of a government stock purchase, plus a $306 billion government guarantee to back up its worthless mortgage-related assets.

One month before the presidential election of 2008, the giant Wall Street bank Citigroup submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.

The memorandum, revealed by WikiLeaks in a recent document release from the email account of John Podesta, who currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, was written by Michael Froman, who was then an executive with Citigroup and currently serves as US trade representative. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008 and bears the subject line “Lists.” It went to Podesta a month before he was named chairman of President-Elect Obama’s transition team.

Nov 01 13:58

US Scraps Arms Deal With Philippines: Report

The United States government has stopped an arms deal with the Philippines to sell thousands of assault rifles to the Southeast Asian country amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Manila, a new report says.

According to the deal, the Philippines’ national police would have received some 26,000 assault rifles to push ahead with President Rodrigo Duterte’s battle against drug trade, Yahoo News reported Tuesday, citing Senate aides.

Nov 01 10:53

Anti-Russia Propaganda From MI5: "Russia Poses Increasing Threat To UK"

Russia presents an ever-increasing threat to the stability of the United Kingdom, the director general of MI5, Andrew Parker, says.

And in order to achieve its goals, Russia is using all of the cutting-edge tools it has at its disposal, the MI5 chief, told the Guardian in an interview, part of which was released Monday.

Nov 01 04:08

Palestinians' Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

Britain should apologize for its 1917 declaration endorsing the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and should recognize Palestine as a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Abbas said that the Palestinian people had suffered greatly because of the Balfour Declaration in which Britain said it favored the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine but that this should not undermine the rights of others living there.

Oct 31 18:04

UN Votes To Ban Nukes Despite UK Attempts To ‘Thwart’ Negotiations

UN General Assembly (UNGA) members have defied the British government by voting to ban nuclear weapons.

The UNGA’s First Committee passed an historic resolution last Thursday to begin negotiations for a legally binding nuclear weapons ban treaty next year.

Oct 31 16:06

REPUBLISHED - Despicable Balfour: A story of betrayal

To mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, Stuart Littlewood recalls Britain's duplicitous role in dispossessing the Palestinian people and creating Israel on stolen Palestinian land.

Oct 31 10:07

Appointments on hold as (computer) virus wreaks havoc with NHS trust systems

An NHS trust shut down all of its IT systems today and has all but ground to a halt in general after a virus compromised them on Sunday.

In a bright-red warning labelled "Major incident" on the website for Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust, patients are warned that their appointments have been cancelled due to a virus infecting electronic systems.

The trust announced that it has "taken the decision, following expert advice, to shut down the majority of our systems so we can isolate and destroy it".

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