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Oct 09 08:45

Farage Tells Hillary Clinton to ‘Stop Whinging’ After She Demeans Brexit Voters

Failed U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has attacked Brexit voters, claiming they fell for a “horrible lie” and voted against “modern Britain” because of small-town concerns.

The former first lady also blamed her electoral loss on the e-mail scandal, alleged Russian influence, and host of other factors in an interview with The Sunday Times to promote her new book.

Speaking about the European Union (EU) referendum’s relationship to the U.S. presidential election, she said: “Brexit should have been a bigger alarm than it was.”

Adding: “It was some of the same people working for Trump, advocating for him.

Oct 08 07:21

Video From Scene Of Vehicle Crash | UK Still Won’t Call London Attack ‘Terrorism’

Certainly seems like a rather large police response for a simple accident.

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Oct 07 07:33

Victoria and Abdul – Re-Writing History to indoctrinate Todays Society

If I was writing this as a mere film review then I honestly couldn’t say much. I wasn’t as impressed as I had expected to be. Dame Judi Dench was wonderful and the filming and costumes are superb. But overall it was pretty boring, trite and shallow and about as historically accurate as Braveheart! A two star film at maximum. Most reviewers I read seem to agree.

But as a moderate dud it would not have left me so disturbed. What bothered me were a couple of things – the history and the current day indoctrination.

Oct 06 12:27

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's political woes hammer the pound

Sterling loses ground as fallout from Conservative party upheaval hits market sentiment.

Oct 05 16:19

UK 'Prepared' If Brexit Negotiations With EU Fail: May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain’s government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed but is preparing for a scenario in which they might fail.

Oct 05 13:33

Britain Has Blood On Its Hands In Libya, Not The Time For Johnson Jokes – Political Activist

In many ways, what Boris Johnson is doing is very much like Donald Trump. He is saying outrageous things, grabbing the limelight to himself, political activist and social justice campaigner George Barda told RT.

Oct 05 10:29

‘Witchcraft’ Blamed For Disappearance Of 7 Black Cats From Yorkshire Villages

The sudden disappearance of up to seven black cats from two sleepy North Yorkshire villages has locals concerned they’ve been snatched for witchcraft in the lead-up to Halloween.

Oct 05 10:06

DFS profits tumble on 'challenging' furniture market

Sofa retailer DFS is nursing a sharp fall in profits amid a "very challenging market" as shoppers have become unwilling to splash out on new sofas and a weaker pound has pushed up costs.

Pre-tax profits tumbled by 22.3pc to £50.1m in the year to July 29, despite DFS growing sales for a fifth consecutive year. Revenues inched up just 0.9pc to £762.7m during the year.

Oct 05 09:37

UK car sales slide 9% in September

Sales of new cars in the UK fell sharply in September, a move that an industry body has said will cause "considerable concern".

New car registrations last month numbered 426,170, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

The figure was down 9.3% from September last year, while diesel sales - which have been hit by worries over air quality - fell by 21.7%.

It was the first time in six years that the key September market had fallen.

Oct 04 20:53

Protester Interrupts Theresa May's Conference Speech, Hands Her P45

Theresa May’s keynote conference speech has been interrupted by a protester who handed her a P45, usually handed to employees when they are sacked, as she addressed party members in Manchester.

Oct 04 17:14

RAF Typhoon Fighters Sent To Escort Civilian Aircraft To London Stansted Airport

A Ryanair passenger jet has been escorted by Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jets into Stansted Airport after a mid-flight emergency.

The budget carrier said a flight from Kaunas in Lithuania to Luton was diverted “after Lithuanian authorities received a suspected hoax security alert.”

Oct 04 12:45

Jacob Rees Mogg: Have We Found Britain’s Most Honest Politician?

It was a novel approach for a Conservative MP – to strike up conversation with a baying mob – but Jacob Rees-Mogg did it anyway.

In a leveled (and uber-posh) tone, the Tory darling asked the protesters who had gathered to sneer and scream at him at the Conservative Party Conference on Monday what exactly it was they wanted.

Oct 04 09:07

Watching terrorist propaganda online to become a criminal offence, says Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Ms Rudd said: “I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions face the full force of the law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Far-right propaganda?!?" Does she mean ME?!?

Oct 04 09:00

Fury as minister says Brexit was the working class 'throwing a tantrum' over immigration

Sir Alan Duncan, a staunch Europhile, said the Brexit campaign had "stirred up a lot of sentiment" about migration among people who do not usually vote.

During a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, he said: "You could feel blue-collar, urban, traditional Labour opinion going viral for Leave.

"They were stirred up by an image of immigration which made them angry and made them throw a bit of a tantrum."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of Great Britain have every right to throw a tantrum when the government of Great Britain acts contrary to the best interests of the people of Great Britain.

Oct 03 16:39

UK To Ban Sale Of Acid To Under-18s Amid ‘Epidemic’ Of Attacks

The Conservatives have pledged to ban the sale of acid to under-18s in a bid to crack down on the spike in the number of horrific attacks across the country.

Announcing the new regulations during the Conservative Party’s annual conference on Tuesday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd also said it would be illegal for anyone to carry acids unless they had a “good reason.”

Oct 03 14:54

Watching Terrorism Videos Online To Become Criminal Offense In UK

In a move designed to tighten laws tackling extremism, people who watch terrorist material online could face up to 15 years behind bars, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced.

Oct 03 13:29

Grassroots Politics: Legalize Cannabis To Woo Millennial Voters, Tory Ex-MP Blunt Urges Party

Former prisons minister Blunt said prohibiting drugs was “about as intelligent as the prohibition of alcohol in the United States” in the 1920s, adding that the government should appoint a Royal Commission to look at decriminalization.

Speaking at a Tory conference fringe event on street cannabis, Blunt added that successive governments had “ceded total control of a significant public health issue to organized crime.”

Oct 03 07:55

Don't bash Britain over Brexit: 'Schadenfreude' is DEVASTATING the EU, warns German paper

BRITAIN has become a laughing stock among European leaders who are lining up to criticise the country’s vote for Brexit, according to a German newspaper.

Oct 02 19:44

TERROR CRACKDOWN: UK police in MAJOR counter-terrorism exercise across Britain amid threat

POLICE forces in Scotland and England are to take part in a major counter terrorism exercise to test the response of emergency services to a cross-border incident.

The three-day "live-play scenario", which will involve locations around Edinburgh, the Lothians and Northumbria from Tuesday, is not in response to any specific threat but is the result of over a year of planning.

Oct 02 15:19

Catalonian Independence Vote Reignites Scotland’s Call For UK Split

The Scottish independence debate is back with a vengeance after images of Spanish police brutality in Catalonia this weekend shocked the world.

Catalans were attacked by the Spanish Civil Guard as they voted in an independence referendum ruled illegal by the Constitutional Court of Madrid.

Oct 02 10:23

Judge Who Spared ‘Privileged’ Oxford Student Jail Now Under Investigation

The judge who spared an Oxford University student from jail after she admitted to stabbing her then boyfriend is being investigated by a judicial watchdog. It comes after he ruled the young woman was simply “too clever” to be behind bars.

Oct 01 16:58

PETER HITCHENS: If the Royal Navy's so 'vital', why have you wrecked it, Theresa?

HMS Ocean, the current fleet flagship, is so central to the Navy’s operations that the Prime Minister paid a visit to her in the Gulf last December, and spoke warmly to the ship’s company.

She said: ‘Here on HMS Ocean all of you are a vital part of Britain’s global mission… and you can be very proud of everything you are doing.’

All I can say to the Navy is hold on to your tin hats if the PM ever says anything nice to you again. She would have been more honest if she’d just said: ‘Goodbye!’

For, four months after this flag-brandishing oration, Mrs May’s Government put the ‘vital’ HMS Ocean up for sale.

The Brazilian Navy revealed in April that it is close to buying her for about £80 million.

In return for that – a ripple in Whitehall’s ocean of debt – we will lose the only ship we have which can mount a large-scale amphibious operation.

Oct 01 16:43

EU faces Brexit chaos as £20 TRILLION worth of finance contracts hang in the balance

Banks are gearing up for complex negotiations across the European Union over the uncertain future of about £20 trillion of crucial finance contracts.

Valuable derivatives traded between EU and UK banks will have no legal basis after Britain leaves the bloc – unless a deal can be reached.

Oct 01 10:51

Dolphins falter offensively in shutout loss to Saints in London

(*NO! , I'm not trying to sneak a sports article onto WRH . I'm just wondering how it works when The NFL plays in London . Do they play The National Anthem ?
this is how The Duck quacked back when I searched http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xwrX-LN9-L0

Oct 01 09:21

Theresa May in battle for survival as Tories sharpen knives

Communities secretary refuses to give backing to prime minister as Tories freeze tuition fees in bid to grab youth vote

Oct 01 08:32

Own Goal! Why Are Twitter Users Mercilessly Mocking UKIP’s New Logo?

A fresh take on the party’s logo has been mocked by hundreds online – because it looks strikingly similar to the Premier League’s emblem launched just 19 months ago.

UKIP’s purple pound sign has been dropped from the new designs because it does not “resonate with today’s voters.”

Sep 30 18:43

NHS saves sperm of transgender teenagers aged 12 so they can be fathers after changing sex

Dozens of transgender teenagers are freezing their sperm or preserving their eggs on the NHS so that they can have babies after changing sex, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Adolescent boys – some as young as 12 – who believe they are female are having their sperm frozen before receiving powerful hormone treatment that halts the onset of puberty and shuts down their reproductive system.

Sep 30 18:11

Army has new fight on its hands as it battles obesity

Major General James Swift, director of British Army Strategy, has warned that Britain’s obesity epidemic, caused by fast food and increasingly sedentary lifestyles, is contributing to “challenges with our manning”.

And problems are especially prevalent in northern working class areas, the Army’s main recruiting ground.

It comes as new NHS figures reveal that, in England, one in every four people is technically obese.

And when those above their ideal weight are counted, the picture is starker, with 64.8 per cent of people overweight.

Sep 30 08:02

End of Israeli settlements has been official UK policy for decades: Analyst

The official policy of the UK government for decades has been that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories are illegal, says an analyst in New York.

“That’s actually official British government policy for many decades, even this government,” said Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus.

“The end of the settlements and the end of the occupation have been international law and policy since 1967 almost, 1968 and onwards,” Williams said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

Sep 30 07:41

‘We love Great Britain!’ Merkel targeted in angry protest outside EU summit

DEMONSTRATORS voiced anger at Angela Merkel and waved placards praising Britain in a protest outside the EU summit in Estonia.

Sep 30 07:14

Chicken safety scandal: 2 Sisters faces parliamentary inquiry after revelations

Three of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains have halted deliveries of chicken from a factory belonging to the country’s biggest poultry supplier after undercover filming revealed poor hygiene standards and food safety records being altered.

The 2 Sisters Food Group, which owns the site, is also facing a “short, sharp” parliamentary inquiry in the wake of evidence uncovered by a joint investigation by the Guardian and ITV News, which showed footage of workers altering the source and slaughter date of poultry being processed at the plant in West Bromwich. Experts said their actions could artificially stretch the commercial life of the meat and dupe consumers into buying chicken past its use-by date.

Sep 29 09:56

Jeremy Corbyn - Britain's Prime Minister in All But Name

Jeremy Corbyn's inspirational speech at this week's Labour Party conference, in which he pledged to develop "a new model of economic management to replace the failed dogmas of neo-liberalism," was arguably the best address by a Labour leader to the party faithful since Harold Wilson's in 1975.

Sep 29 09:32

Labour MP who mocked Prince Harry's flying career says her 'joke' was 'taken the wrong way' and says it is time to concentrate on Grenfell victims

The Labour MP who allegedly mocked Prince Harry's military career said her 'joke' about the Royal was 'taken the wrong way' and insisted it was time to focus on 'real issues'.

Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad was said to have questioned Prince Harry's career as a helicopter pilot, but has now released a statement on Twitter saying focus should shift towards helping Grenfell Tower residents.

Sep 29 09:20

UK only has HOURS to prepare for WW3: North Korea vs US is REAL possibility - shock report

THE prospect of World War three between the US and North Korea is now a "real possibility" and Britain would have to act immediately, experts have warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when they were claiming that Great Britain would only have 45 minutes' warning if Saddam Hussein fired a nuclear missile at them? This is more of the same thing.

Sep 28 15:30

UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

"We need to ensure that this is sustained going forward by maintaining and improving coverage of the MMR vaccine in children and by catching up older children and young adults who missed out."

Sep 28 02:55

How to Bring Down the Elephant in the Room

First, a painful, but needed, clarification:

Basement crazies. Neocons. Zionists. Israel Lobbyists. Judaics. Jews. Somewhere along this list we bump into the proverbial “elephant in the room”. For some this bumping will happen earlier in the list, for others a little later down the list, but the list will be more or less the same for everybody. Proper etiquette, atleast in the West, would want to make us run away from this topic. I won’t. Why? Well, for one thing I am constantly accused of not discussing this elephant. Furthermore, I am afraid that the role this elephant is playing is particularly toxic right now. So let me try to deal with this beast, but first I have to begin with some caveats.

Sep 28 02:51

Very Dangerous Escalation in Syria

By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack. Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently attacked near Deir ez-Zor, the Russians are accusing the Americans of being behind this attack. To make things even worse, the Russians are now also officially accusing the Americans of actively collaborating with ISIS:

Sep 27 18:50

Ministers should cut carbon emissions to ZERO by 2050 or face legal action, says UK's former chief scientific adviser

Ministers should tighten the UK's climate change target or face legal action, the country's former top scientist has said.

Sep 27 18:01

UK Counter-Terror Police Arrest 11 In Far-Right National Action Investigation

Eleven people have been arrested across England and Wales as part of an investigation into neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action, Greater Manchester Police say.

It comes after three alleged members of National Action, including serving British soldiers, appeared in court charged with terrorism offences.

Sep 27 15:35

Corbyn Ready To Take Over Task Of Negotiating Brexit

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will voice his party’s readiness to govern and to take over the job of negotiating Brexit.

According to Corbyn’s office, he plans to say the party is “on the threshold of power” in a speech he is slated to give to the party’s annual conference on Wednesday.

Sep 27 14:12

‘Coalition Of Conservative Chaos’: Corbyn Savages May Government At Conference

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted it is time for Prime Minister Theresa May to stand down as her “chaotic” cabinet fails to get Brexit on track and Labour support swells.

The Labour leader who was met with raucous applause and cheering told delegates in Brighton the days of the Tory Government are numbered.

Sep 27 10:10

Not-So-Special Relationship? Trump Puts America 1st, Threatening 4,000 British Jobs

The UK-US ‘special relationship’ has been rattled – a once treasured partnership shown to be a one-way street, with America first, of course.

Now, UK Prime Minister Theresa May could face the consequences at home.

Sep 27 07:39

Brexit was an ‘ABROGATION of democracy’ David Attenborough attacks EU referendum vote

LEADING Brexiteer Michael Gove “probably didn’t understand” the arguments for remaining in the EU, Sir David Attenborough has claimed.

Sep 27 07:38

'You have to pay us!' Guy Verhofstadt DEMANDS UK pay Brexit bill to the European Union

ARCH-FEDERALIST MEP Guy Verhofstadt ordered the United Kingdom to take "financial responsibility" over Brexit and pay a divorce bill to Brussels.

Sep 27 07:31

Nigel Farage on Sadiq Khan's Trump comments "I think he's lost the plot"

Sep 27 07:24

Prince Philip 'unfaithful' to the Queen & Harry 'can’t actually fly a helicopter,’ claims Labour MP

Dent Coad, the recently-elected MP for Kensington, is reported to have made the comments at a fringe event ‘Reigning in the Monarchy’ at the party’s conference in Brighton.

“Harry can’t even fly a helicopter. He tried to pass the helicopter exam about four times and he couldn’t get through it at all so he always goes for the co-pilot,” she is quoted by the Sun as telling activists.

“So he just sits there going ‘vroom vroom.’”

She also said Harry and his brother William were “not very bright.”

“Just let them drift away, be playboys or whatever.”

Prince Philip, 96, was next on her hit list.

“The Queen might want to step back when her soulmate is gone. He’s been quite unfaithful for quite a few years,” she said.

“I am the royal family’s worst nightmare,” she added.

Sep 26 17:36

Flashback: Crippling PFI deals leave Britain £222bn in debt

Every man, woman and child in Britain is more than £3,400 in debt – without knowing it and without borrowing a single penny – thanks to the proliferation of controversial deals used to pay for infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.

The UK owes more than £222bn to banks and businesses as a result of Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) – “buy now, pay later” agreements between the government and private companies on major projects.

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Basically, a PFI is like a mortgage that the government takes out on behalf of the public. The average annual cost of meeting the terms of the UK’s PFI contracts will be more than £10bn over the next decade.

And the cost of servicing PFIs is growing. Last year, it rose by £5bn. It could rise further, with inflation. The upward creep is the price taxpayers’ pay for a financing system which allows private firms to profit from investing in infrastructure.

Sep 26 14:03

22yo Man Raped In Alleyway After Leaving Glasgow Nightclub

The victim was making his way back from a nightclub when he was sexually assaulted at around 3:40am on a quiet lane between Parnie Street and the Trongate in Glasgow.

The man met the male suspect after leaving the venue.

The suspect has been described as black, but no further description has been given.

Police have cordoned off the area as they investigate the incident, and have appealed to the public for information.

Sep 26 12:50

Trump's New UK Ambassador Wrongly Accuses Britain of Spending 'Minimum' on Its Military

Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Britain has incorrectly accused the Government of spending the “minimum” on defence.

Woody Johnson, a 70-year-old billionaire, suggested the UK’s funding was not enough to maintain its global standing.

“Whether you have the capability you need to be a powerful nation going forward, I think you are going to have to determine,” he told the Telegraph.

"We spend at least twice that much and we could still spend more. And we probably should spend more as well."

(*Sounds like he's on point with The Trump Agenda to me !)

Sep 26 10:31

Nigel Farage RIPS INTO Sadiq Khan after London Mayor compares Donald Trump to ISIS

NIGEL FARAGE leapt to the defence of Donald Trump after London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused the US President of using ISIS-style rhetoric.

Sep 26 10:29

Man convicted of terror offence for refusing to give police phone and laptop password

The director of an advocacy group has been convicted of a terror offence after refusing to give police passwords to access his phone and laptop at Heathrow Airport.

Muhammad Rabbani vowed to appeal the first verdict of its kind after being handed a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £620 in costs at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The director of Cage was stopped under the Terrorism Act on 20 November last year after returning home from a wedding in Doha, Qatar.

Officers demanded access to his phone and laptop under wide-ranging powers granted by Schedule 7 of the law.

It allows police and immigration officials to stop, search, question and detain anyone at British ports and airports to determine whether they were involved in the “commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism” – with or without reasonable suspicion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like all the other erosions of our civil liberties this law will do nothing to stop real terrorists, who know not to use the internet for communications or to keep sensitive data on their phones and laptops.

The above hollowed-out coin can hold a micro SD card. Micro SD cards can hold huge amounts of data, topping out at 400 Gbytes; more than a third of a terabyte.

Real criminals and terrorists will use devices like this to protect their secrets, while law abiding citizens who simply desire their right to privacy are harassed and, as in this case, arrested.

Sep 26 09:49

Tony Blair: British public is changing its mind on my decision to invade Iraq in 2003

Asked why the Iraq conflict still causes outrage across the UK, the former Prime Minister said his justification for taking the country to war was still a "huge issue" for the public.

Speaking to Politico, he said: "Because it was a hugely contested decision, and because the intelligence turned out to be, in many cases, faulty, and obviously that’s a huge issue for people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It wasn't faulty, you were flat-out lying!

Sep 26 08:39

Labour faces new anti-Semitism row after speaker at conference fringe calls for freedom of speech to cover Holocaust denial

Labour faced a fresh anti-Semitism row last night after a speaker at a party conference fringe event called for free speech to extend to holocaust denial.

At the same meeting, activists cheered as a speaker called for Jewish and pro-Israel groups to be expelled from the party.

Israeli-American author Miko Peled told a conference fringe meeting Labour members should support the freedom to “discuss every issue, whether it’s the holocaust, yes or no, whether it’s Palestine liberation - the entire spectrum.

“There should be no limits on the discussion.”

Sep 25 21:14

Trillions of pounds at risk without Brexit deal on derivatives, warns Bank of England

The Bank of England has called for special arrangements to be made in order to protect the UK derivatives market when it leaves the European Union.

In today's statement from the central bank's Financial Policy Committee (FPC), the BoE said that it was essential to ensure the protection of the £20 trillion currently held in derivatives contracts between the UK and other EU country members.

Seeking to mitigate any likely risks of disruption to financial markets following Brexit, the FPC said it was assessing the derivatives situation, and "exploring actions" that could be taken where it believed that it might be too “complex and difficult” for financial firms to offset risks arising from the continuity of contracts between UK and EU27 counterparties, themselves.

Sep 25 09:02

Nigel Farage 'to form new political party after Tory disaster' to continue Brexit fight

BREXIT champion Nigel Farage is planning to announce a new political party to oppose Theresa May if an anti-Islam campaigner wins the Ukip leadership this week, it has been reported.

Sep 25 08:44

ACID ATTACK: Woman blinded after noxious liquid thrown in her face while sat in a pub

A WOMAN was left blinded after a thug threw a liquid suspected to be acid in her face while she sat in a pub in a case of mistaken identity.

Sep 25 08:22

McDonnell joins Umunna in shock plot to have UK stay inside single market 'permanently'

JOHN McDonnell has thrown Labour's position on Brexit yet again into disarray, on the day that the left-wing party's conference kicks off in Brighton.

Sep 25 05:48

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Britain will need to boost its generation of electricity by about a quarter, Scottish Power has estimated.

The energy firm said electric cars and a shift to electric heating could send demand for power soaring.

Sep 25 05:46

Bath Spa University transgender research block labelled 'astonishing'

A therapist says he is "astonished" by a university's decision to stop him studying people who decide to reverse gender reassignment operations.

James Caspian wanted to write a thesis on "detransition" as part of his master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy at Bath Spa University.

He said it was rejected by the university's ethics committee because it could be "politically incorrect".

Sep 24 08:59

French au pair found murdered and burned in London garden

A 40-year-old man, Ouissem Medouni, and a 34-year-old woman, Sabrina Kouider, were charged on Friday morning for murder of an unknown person.

The pair lived on Pulborough Road, which leads off Wimbledon Park Road, where the body was found at a residential address.

Neighbours had become alarmed at the "foul-smelling smoke" coming from Kouider's garden and a young boy reportedly raised the alarm after he scaled the apartment's back yard gate and saw a huge bonfire with a man throwing what he thought were 'sticks' on the flames.

Sep 24 08:25

Nigel Farage: Theresa May Shows no desire to be the leader Britain Needs

Sep 23 17:34

Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next "Great" War - corbettreport


Published on Sep 22, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24001

In the early 20th century, the world’s dominant superpower looked warily on the rise of a competitor to its supremacy. The machinations of the British to contain the rise of Germany led inexorably to the First World War. Once again in the early 21st century, the world’s dominant superpower is looking warily on the rise of a competitor. Will the American Empire’s machinations to contain the rise of China lead to the Third World War? Or is the American/Chinese conflict another engineered conflict for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many? Join James Corbett as he presents "Echoes of World War I" to the Open Mind Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sep 23 09:19

COME BACK FARAGE: Ukip colleagues demand ex-leader returns to halt 'May's Brexit Betrayal’

A UKIP leadership candidate has echoed calls for the race to be stopped and Nigel Farage to return as leader.

Sep 23 08:27

Uber stripped of its operating license in London

Uber has lost its operating license in London, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

“TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license,” it said in a statement.

“TfL considers that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.”

Sep 23 08:26

No Brexit until 2021 - May confirms transition deal but Leavers shouldn’t feel betrayed

THERESA May has confirmed a Brexit transition period of “around two years” will take place once Britain leaves the European Union (EU).

Sep 23 08:14

AIRPORT POLICE DEMANDED AN ACTIVIST’S PASSWORDS. HE REFUSED. NOW HE FACES PRISON IN THE UK.

It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different — he was arrested, handcuffed, and hauled through London’s largest airport, then put into the back of a waiting police van.

Rabbani is the 36-year old international director of Cage, a British group that was founded in 2003 to raise awareness about the plight of prisoners held at the U.S. government’s Guantanamo Bay detention site. Today, the organization has a broader focus and says it is working to highlight “the erosion of the rule of law in the context of the War on Terror.” Due to its work campaigning for the legal rights of terrorism suspects, Cage has attracted controversy, and Rabbani has faced the government’s wrath.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am quite sure that the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika still tortures, or outsources torture; they just don't want the world to know about it.

I hope that Mr. Rabbani makes the information he recieved from the formerly tortured individual public, just as soon as is reasonably, and legally, possible.

Sep 23 05:39

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate

If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia, notes Robert Parry.

The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality.

Sep 22 22:34

May agrees £40bn bill for Brexit

Sep 22 18:46

Tillerson State Dept. Demanding Israel Hand Back Millions in U.S. Military Aid

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been pushing the Trump White House to demand that Israel give back to the United States millions of dollars in military aid, prompting pushback in the West Wing and further fueling ongoing tensions between Foggy Bottom and the White House over a range of key diplomatic issues, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported on Friday that the State Department has been lobbying the White House to call for Israel to hand back some $75 million in U.S. military aid that was awarded to the Jewish state above the Obama administration’s financial request in 2016.

Sep 22 17:19

The Bombast of Nikki Haley

She’s a lightweight, and a warmongering globalist.

As Governor of South Carolina, and a member of that state’s House of Representatives, Haley’s foreign policy experience is absolutely nil. Nor does her degree in accounting from Clemson University inspire confidence. Her record thus far has consisted of giving voice to the neoconservative tendency in the GOP – the very people Trump defeated in the GOP primaries. The conventional Republican foreign policy clichés we’ve heard for years pour forth from her mouth like vomit from a drunk. Her recent speech before the American Enterprise Institute on the nuclear deal with Iran is a perfect case in point.

Sep 22 17:15

America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

We don’t need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we don’t need it.

They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.

And while they are doing it, the issue that nearly all the Iran haters are Jewish has somehow fallen out of sight, as if it does not matter. But it should matter.

Sep 22 15:50

Florence & The MAY-Chine? Britons Ridicule PM’s Italy Speech As Brexit Hangs In The Balance

Theresa May has been ridiculed after she attempted to rescue Brexit talks with yet more un-catchy slogans and a turgid attempt at reaching out to EU leaders.

UK Brexit negotiator David Davis has failed to convince his counterparts in Brussels to continue negotiations as they insist the May government first sets out whether it intends to meet its current EU spending commitments – which could cost billions.

Sep 22 13:55

Theresa May Asks EU For Two-Year Brexit Transition Period

British Prime Minister Theresa May has set out her plan for future ties with the European Union in an attempt to break the deadlock in Brexit negotiations.

May, who was speaking in the Italian city of Florence on Friday, said her country’s divorce from the EU does not mean that the country wishes to be a partner, and not a member state of the EU.

Sep 22 13:53

Jailbird? Briton Faces Prison In Dubai For Flipping Middle Finger In Road Rage Incident

A British IT consultant who raised his middle finger at another driver in Dubai could face a six-month jail term after being arrested for ‘offensive behavior’.

Sep 22 09:27

UK weapons companies earned over £6bn from Yemen war: Charity

British weapons manufacturers have earned more than £6 billion from their deals with Saudi Arabia ever since the beginning of the kingdom’s ruthless war on its southern neighbor Yemen, a campaign group says.

Sep 22 09:04

Not one of the 400 Brits who fought alongside ISIS charged with war crimes or deported

MI5 estimates that 850 Brits have slipped into Iraq and Syria to fight for Islamic State – but only half have ruturned to Britain

Sep 22 08:42

Donald Trump Apparently Snubbed Theresa May When She Asked Him About The Iran Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump refused to tell Theresa May whether he intends to stick to a nuclear deal with Iran – despite her asking him outright, the US secretary of state has said.

The US president told journalists on Wednesday he had made a decision on the future of the historic agreement, but would not reveal his thinking to fellow world leaders at the United Nations.

In his speech to the UN, Trump said the deal – forged in 2015 between Iran and the US, the UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany in a landmark bid to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons – was "an embarrassment to the United States".

Sep 22 06:06

The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

Two other big brands, Sky and BT, also in the naughty corner

Sep 21 20:13

May Urges UN Reform, Threatens To Withhold UK Funding

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has threatened to withhold one-third of her country’s annual funding for the United Nations if the world body fails to “win our trust.”

Sep 21 17:22

Life-Support Can Now Be Withdrawn Without Court Permission, UK Judge Rules

Legal permission is no longer required before life-supporting treatment is withdrawn from patients with severely debilitating illnesses in a vegetative state, a High Court judge has ruled.

Until now, even if medics and relatives agree to withdraw nutrition from a patient, a judge must also consent. A landmark decision by Justice Jackson means those cases will no longer have to go to court.

Sep 21 15:36

10 Lords A-Sleeping: Fury As Lazy Westminster Peers Claim Millions Just For Turning Up

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a peer in the House of Lords, in which case there’s also free air travel, train fares, taxi rides and a whole lot of taxpayer-funded perks for… well, nothing.

For years angry Britons have endured reports of wealthy, unelected Lords claiming for things they can well afford.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 21 12:44

UK brushes off Trump on Iran with $720mn solar deal

The UK deepened its economic relationship with Iran in a solar deal worth $720mn less than a day after US President called the Arabian Gulf nation a “rogue state” and threat to global security.

Sep 20 17:19

Drone pilots could get military medals for campaign against Islamic State

Drone pilots who bomb Islamic State (IS) fighters could be awarded military medals under a review of how servicemen and women are recognised for their contribution to British operations, the Defence Secretary has announced.

Sep 20 17:17

England’s second biggest police force STILL runs Windows XP leaving it vulnerable to a Wannacry-type attack

Following a Freedom of Information request, England's second largest police force told the BBC that 1,518 of its computers – representing 20.3 per cent of all devices - ran on Window XP.

This is despite the fact that Microsoft no longer provides support for the operating system, leaving it vulnerable to hackers.

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Steven Murdoch, a cyber-security expert at University College London, said: 'Even if security vulnerabilities are identified in XP, Microsoft won't distribute patches in the same way it does for later releases of Windows.

Sep 20 13:19

UK Police Consider Individual Manslaughter Charges Over Grenfell Fire

British police say they suspect individual manslaughter offences may have been committed in the Grenfell Tower fire incident.

At a briefing on the progress of the Metropolitan police investigation into the June 14 disaster, police said they were looking at the possibility of charges relating to fraud, misconduct, health and safety breaches and breaches of fire safety regulations in relation to the June 14 blaze.

Sep 20 13:06

London Market Evacuated Amid Bomb Scare, Police Tell Shoppers To ‘Get Out’

A London market was on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after a potential bomb scare. Police reportedly shouted at shoppers to “get out.”

Leadenhall Market in the City of London was put in lockdown over a suspicious item – a bag which had been left unattended in a shop.

Sep 20 12:17

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

UN is not out to get the U.S. Rather, it has largely been America’s tool since its inception, it has repeatedly covered Uncle Sam’s overly-exposed butt as he (a.k.a. “the royal we”) has gone around the world on a three decade-long military bender since the end of the Cold War.

And therein lies the truly pernicious part of the Trumped-up case against the U.N. … because, like so much of America’s growing cult of grievance, it reflects an ever-widening gap between America’s stated ideals and its self-serving behavior around the world.

Sep 20 12:10

Trump’s Embarrassing UN Speech

The arrogance conveyed by Trump’s speech is unprecedented.

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

Sep 20 11:53

Ludicrous’ Or ‘Bold’? Boris Johnson Becomes Symbol Of A Nation Divided

Media reactions to Boris Johnson’s Brexit vision give the impression the UK only has one of two destinies. While the Tory Telegraph sees a chance for “national renewal and deliverance,” the liberal Guardian acts like he’s invited the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Sep 20 07:41

Moscow wonders what Russian flag has to do with BBC story on jihadist propaganda in UK

The Russian Embassy in the UK was outraged after a BBC story about online jihadist propaganda in the UK featured a Russian flag. Moscow wondered what the tricolor has to do with extremists on British soil.

The BBC article dubbed ‘UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content’ appeared on the website on Tuesday. The report cited a study by the Policy Exchange think tank, saying that “online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe.”

The think tank doesn’t mention Russia at all in its 131-page long report. Nor does the BBC story.

However, the cover picture for the story featured vague figures with smartphones against the background of the Russian white-blue-red tricolor.

Sep 20 07:38

Muslims Threaten Boycott as Council Votes on Banning Halal Meat in School

Lancashire Councillors are to be given a free vote on whether school children across the country should be fed ‘halal’ meat from animals that have had their throats slit without being stunned.

If the local representatives vote to ban the meat in schools, thousands of Muslim children could boycott meals in Lancashire schools as they did back in 2012 when a similar restriction was introduced.

Sep 20 07:10

Compsci degrees aren't returning on investment for coders – research

University in the UK has never been more expensive. But at least doing a computer science degree guarantees a nice fat, well-paid job at the end, right? Wrong.

Coders with a bachelor's degree only earn £3,000 more a year than those who don't have one, according to a survey of 4,700 developers in the UK by Stack Overflow, a community site frequented by developers for answers to technical questions.

This is despite the average degree now costing £9,000 a year in tuition fees alone. Average student debt is now more than £50,000, according the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

The research found that the median salary of those who did not have higher education was £35,000 per year, while those who gained a bachelor's degree earned £38,000 and postgraduates took home £42,000.

Sep 19 14:35

Fascinating 19th Century London Tram Map Shows Victorian Routes Around Capital

A fascinating new map shows the routes trams took across the capital in Victorian London

The interactive map gives fresh insight into the late 19th century tram network which ceased running completely in 1952.

Sep 19 14:23

UK Police ‘Consider Working With Pedophile Hunters,’ But Vigilantes Told RT They’re Not Interested

Police have admitted they may have to start working with pedophile hunters after new figures revealed a rise in their evidence being used in court. Such groups, however, have ruled out ever working with officers.

Sep 19 14:09

Israel’s chief stooge at Westminster shames us again

Stuart Littlewood looks at how UK Prime Minister Theresa May and other Zionist stooges in her government are fawning over Israel ahead of the Balfour Declaration centenary instead of apologising for was in fact a criminal conspiracy.>>

Sep 19 13:45

Britain Will Have ‘3rd World’ Navy If Budget Is Cut, Says Ex-First Sea Lord

Britain could end up with a navy like a “Third World nation” unless ministers commit to further funding, a former head of the Royal Navy warns.

Admiral Sir George Zambellas told the Sunday Times that after years of austerity, the Royal Navy has been “hollowed out” in terms of resources.

Sep 18 16:53

UK weapons companies have made £6bn from Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen

New report estimates firms have made £600m profit during ongoing conflict

Sep 18 15:48

Former Counter-Terror Chief: London Tube Blast “100%” Islamic Terror

Metropolitan police confirmed that the explosion on a Parsons Green underground train is being treated as a “terror-related incident” with several burn injuries being reported by the media.

Sep 18 12:37

Removing Offensive Monuments

The eyesore presidential libraries

The social justice warrior charge to purge the United States of all monuments relating in any way to the Confederacy has been rapidly expanding to include the scourge represented by all white people all through history.

Now, I would suggest that turnabout is fair play so if we are all agreeing that monuments must be destroyed to right historic wrongs, I am interested in making up my own little list based on the things that I disapprove of. As readers of this site are aware, I am a critic of illegal behavior by the United States government, to include torture, targeted assassinations by drone and starting wars without any reason to do so, so that would be a good place to start.

Sep 18 12:33

Russia Emerges As Victor in Syrian War

The war is almost over; reconstruction and nation-building are coming to the fore.

A new UN-brokered round of negotiations on Syria will kick off in October. The participants will have to live with new reality – the West has lost in Syria, Russia and its allies have won

Sep 18 12:30

Trump’s Bonfire of Washington Politics

So, is it inside-out politics that is taking place here?

President Trump shocked the political world and his own “base” when he struck a budget deal with Democrats to get emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey victims, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.

Last week, President Trump threw a grenade into the U.S. political structure.

Sep 18 12:27

A Letter to My American Friends

What would it take for you to switch sides and join the rest of mankind in what is a struggle for the survival of our species?

I asked you to name me a single successful US military intervention since WWII and you could name none. Good!

Did you notice that there was no Islamic State in Iraq before the US invasion?

I don’t think that millions of murdered people, including hundreds of thousands of children, are “mistakes” (how would you react it somebody conceded to you that Hitler and Stalin made “mistakes”?). But there is something even more insidious in this notion of “mistake”.

Sep 18 10:24

From Prophesy to Reality – Government Prediction of 30 Year Terror Campaign Comes to Life

The partial explosion of a homemade bomb on a packed underground commuter train in southwest London on Friday morning has moved a prediction just six months ago by the UK’s government, of a terrorism offensive to match that of the 30 year long IRA campaign that killed and injured thousands – to reality. In the meantime, as one would expect in Britain, another huge police and intelligence operation began and then ended with calls for ever greater losses of civl liberties.

The government called a meeting of its COBRA emergency committee before anything was known about the incident. Later that afternoon Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May announced in a televised statement that the threat level was being raised to critical for an undefined period.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, prayers for those who were hurt, their friends, and their families.

But that being said, one has to ask; if, as has happened a number of times in the US, UK, and France, and the perps were known to the police and security agencies, why were they not picked up and questioned, and ultimately tried under the rule of law?!?

Fear makes people more vulnerable to having their freedoms curtailed, so I simply cannot rule out that some attacks have been allowed to move forward for just that reason; to strangle civil society with more and more draconian laws and edicts with dictatorial impunity.

Sep 18 08:06

Trump better stop encouraging EU secession or kiss Texas goodbye, warns Juncker

The EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on US President Donald Trump to stop applauding Brexit and become more supportive of the block. He threatened to hit back if Trump does not change his tune.

“Brexit isn’t the end. A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected US president was happy that Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same,” Juncker said on Thursday during a conference of the center-right European People’s Party in Malta.

Sep 17 08:42

Barnier and Juncker's Brexit threats HURT eurozone NOT UK economy, Wetherspoon's boss says

BREXIT threats from unelected European Union (EU) "oligarchs" will hurt long-suffering eurozone states far more than UK companies, according to Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, as he savaged the negotiation tactics of Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier.

Sep 17 08:26

Soldiers drafted in and extra armed police on the streets as Theresa May raises terror level to CRITICAL after ISIS claim Tube bucket-bomb attack was carried out by a cell of several jihadis

Armed police have flooded London's streets as the terror threat level was raised to critical amid fears the Parsons Green bomber could strike again, Theresa May announced tonight.

The introduction of Operation Temperer will see soldiers replacing police at key sites including nuclear power plants to free up extra armed officers for regular patrols.

Scotland Yard said it is making 'excellent' progress in hunting the suspected terrorist who set off a crude bucket bomb on a packed commuter train by Parsons Green tube station in west London at 8.20am.
Mrs May said in a statement from Number 10: 'The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has now decided to raise the national threat level from severe to critical - this means their assessment is that a further attack may be imminent.'

Minutes later Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley suggested there might have been more than one person involved, stating that police were 'chasing down suspects'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for the people of the UK; but most of all, let us hope and pray that the British government doesn't see this as their "golden opportunity" to seize the day (in a very "V for Vendetta" kind of way) to heap even more repression and curtailment of the rights of British citizens.

Sep 17 08:15

Anna Soubry: If White British Community Learned More From Muslims Then UK Would Be A Better Country

If white Britons learned more from the Muslim community the UK would be a better country, according to Conservative MP Anna Soubry.

Speaking at an Eid-ul-Adha celebration event in Parliament, the former minister praised the success of Halimah Khaled - the first person of colour and first Muslim to be elected mayor in her Nottinghamshire constituency- and said lessons could be learned from her positive engagement with the largely white community.

?I can report happily that it is not a problem,” she told the event, organised by charity Human Appeal.

Sep 16 09:14

BREAKING NEWS: 'Parsons Green bomber' arrested at Dover port as he 'tries to flee the country' as armed police 'find bomb' in dramatic raid on Surrey home and evacuate neighbours

Armed police are this afternoon raiding a house in Surrey hours after arresting the 18-year-old man believed to have planted the Parsons Green bomb.

One nearby resident told MailOnline that officers had found a bomb at the site in Sunbury-on-Thames after 'around 60 people' were evacuated from their homes.

Earlier today police apprehended a suspect in the 'port area' of Dover as he tried to buy a ferry ticket to France in a a believed attempt to flee the country.

Sep 15 13:26

UK Terror Threat Level Raised To "Critical": Another Terrorist Attack May Be Imminent

British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the country's threat level to "critical" from "severe" following today's subway explosion attack at Parsons Green tube station in south-west London. A "critical" level typically means that the British government believes a terrorist attack is imminent.

Sep 14 18:24

Royal Navy a 'laughing stock' with three quarters of its warships out of action and 'struggling to protect British citizens'

The Royal Navy can only send a quarter of its warships to sea due to spending cuts which have left the armed forces "struggling to protect Britain's citizens", the Telegraph has learned.

Currently 13 of the Navy's 19-strong fleet of Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers are unable to go to sea due to a lack of manpower, fuel and supplies, senior military sources have revealed.

The cuts to defence spending have also severely hampered Britain’s response to Hurricane Irma.

HMS Ocean, the amphibious assault ship that currently serves as the Royal Navy’s flagship, was sent to provide support to the British overseas territories in the Caribbean but suffered engine problems and has now been delayed by a week.

Sep 14 16:58

‘It’s An Epidemic’: Phones, Drugs & Drones In UK Prisons – Tories ‘Buying Magic Wands’ To Fix It

Speaking into the camera phone he has hidden inside his prison cell – the inmate brags that it is a smartphone, the size of a coke can – long gone, he says, are the days he was forced to insert tiny mobiles “up my a**e”.

Sep 14 15:13

UK Asked To Intervene Over Claims Qatari Govt Ministers Sanctioned Torture In UAE

Britain has been asked to investigate allegations of torture against Qatari nationals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the alleged victims told RT.

Scotland Yard’s war crimes unit is being petitioned to open a case into fresh allegations of abuse which was allegedly sanctioned by government officials in Qatar, in a case which could prove embarrassing for the UK government.

Sep 14 11:44

What an iCon! Outrage as fans ask why Apple's new iPhone X costs £250 MORE in Britain than in America

The iPhone is now substantially more expensive for UK buyers, following the launch of Apple's latest model.

The firm's 64GB iPhone X costs $999 in the US, which works out at £750 at the current exchange rate – almost £250 less than the official UK price of £999.

Sep 14 10:32

George Osborne says he won’t rest till Theresa May is ‘chopped up in his freezer’

Former Tory Chancellor George Osborne has reportedly said he will not rest until he has Prime Minister Theresa May “chopped up in bags in his freezer”.

It was reported in an Esquire magazine profile piece of Osborne – who in March became editor of the Evening Standard newspaper – that the graphic comment was made to more than one person.

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