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Feb 22 13:03

Disarming the Population: the Real Facts about Guns in the U.S

As a Brit, it has often baffled me as to the direction that gun control is heading in the U.S. Britain and many other nations have firsthand experience of what happens when stringent gun control laws are brought in: Gun murders rise sharply.

Feb 22 12:40

EU Could Demand Britain Pay Multibillion-Euro ‘Brexit Bill’ To Leave

Britain will be paying billions into EU projects until 2023 – four years after it is due to sign a Brexit deal – if the European Commission gets its way.

President Jean-Claude Juncker says the commission would seek payment from Theresa May’s government to cover future spending that Britain has already committed to but will not fulfil once it is no longer a member.

Feb 22 12:30

Father with no rights: Mother stops him seeing daughter for 12 years - despite 82 court orders demanding she back down

A father yesterday spoke of his anguish over an extraordinary £100,000 12-year court battle for the right to see his daughter.

The man, described as ‘irreproachable’ by a senior judge, has endured years of legal fighting with his ex-partner, who has refused to allow contact between him and their 14-year-old daughter.

Feb 22 12:19

#StopTrump: Protests Erupt Across Britain As Lawmakers Debate Canceling Trump’s State Visit

Nearly 2 million Brits have signed a petition calling on President Trump’s official state visit to be canceled.

Feb 22 11:15

Firestarter: The Unwelcome Return Of Tony Blair

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out, Frankenstein returns – at least its political equivalent in the shape of Tony Blair, Britain’s former prime minister and poster child for the venality, corruption, and opportunism of Western liberalism in our time.

Feb 22 08:13

Powers To Strip Human Rights Abusers Of Their London Assets Approved By MPs

New powers voted in by MPs will allow the government to stop foreign human rights abusers from laundering money through their UK property portfolios.

Fifty MPs from across the political spectrum voted for the new amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill, which will allow authorities to seize assets from dictators and despots.

Feb 22 07:23

The Brexit Effect: HSBC Profits Fall 82%, More Sector Losses to Follow

HSBC's net profits fell 82 percent in 2016, damaged by falling profit margins, non-existent interest rates and ever-increasing regulation - and a financial analyst has told Sputnik other UK banks' annual results could be similarly dire, on much the same basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would not rule out covert economic war by Brussels against Great Britain in an effort to derail BREXIT!

Feb 21 16:09

Peer Aims To Block Brexit In Lords’ Debate As Prime Minister May Looks On

A British peer has launched a campaign against Brexit, vowing to vote against the bill currently passing through the House of Lords.

Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain is demanding that changes be made to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) bill, including adding clauses allowing the UK to remain part of the single market and Northern Ireland’s border with the Republic to stay open.

Feb 21 15:03

Why Do “Progressives” Like War? – Philip Giraldi

Ironically, pursuing a reset with Russia is one of the things that Trump actually gets right but the new left won’t give him a break.

Liberals are supposed to be antiwar, right? I went to college in the 1960s, when students nationwide were rising up in opposition to the Vietnam War.

As I look around now, however, I see something quite different.

The lefties I knew in college are now part of the Establishment and generally speaking are retired limousine liberals. And they now call themselves progressives, of course, because it sounds more educated and sends a better message, implying as it does that troglodytic conservatives are anti-progress. But they also have done a flip on the issue of war and peace.

Feb 21 15:00

British Suicide Bomber Blows Up Car Near Mosul, ISIS Claims

A British suicide bomber was responsible for blowing up a vehicle packed with explosives near the besieged city of Mosul in Iraq, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed.

The SITE Intelligence Group reported that IS issued a statement saying Briton Abu Zakariya al-Britani launched the attack.

Feb 21 14:54

Two Cheers for Trump Advisor Mike Anton – He Has the Right Enemies

Just as Neocons had no real qualms about a Hillary presidency, they will happily sign on to a progressive agenda as long as it is aggressively pro-Israel and anti-Russian.

Much of the recent hysteria has focused on three high-level Presidential advisors to the president: Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Mike Anton.

Anton, now the senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council, has given the clearest indication of his attitudes.Written under the pseudonym of “Publius Decius Mus” (a Roman consul who sacrificed his life for the success of his troops) his September 2016 essay “The Flight 93 Election” is in tune with Alt Right themes—with some important exceptions.

Feb 21 14:50

Against All Odds – Israel Shamir

The battle is not over yet, but meanwhile it seems the Deplorables are winning, and Pussyfaces are losing.

Mike Moore’s flabby mug always looks indecently exposed, the fat slob could lead the old hags’ march without the pink pussyhat. Just his own visage would suffice.

Trump is down, cry the fans and haters alike. He’s been defeated, broken, never to rise again. He is a lame duck soon to be impeached. He will crawl back to his golden lair leaving the White House to his betters, or even better, he will run to his pal Vlad Putin.

No, my friends and readers, Trump is fighting, not running, but things take time. It is not easy to change the paradigm, and the odds were heavily slanted against Trump from step one. Still, he got this far, and he will go on.

Feb 21 11:43

Race-hate attacker who SPAT into a nine-month-old BABY'S face and shouted 'white people shouldn't breed' at her mother walks free

Rezzas Abdulla left little Layla-Jean, who was just nine months old and in her pushchair, covered in saliva after the shocking street attack in South Shields last January.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the baby's mother, hairdresser Rebecca Telford, 25, was out walking with the baby when the 33-year-old attacker approached without warning.

Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court: 'He lent into the pushchair and spat into the face of her daughter.

'As he did so, he shouted or said "white people shouldn't breed".'

Feb 21 10:47

Sports Direct hacked last year, and still hasn't told its staff of data breach

Sports Direct has left its 30,000-strong workforce in the dark over a data breach in the autumn when a hacker accessed internal systems containing staffers' personal information.

The Register can reveal the UK's largest sports retail business was the subject of a digital break-in during September, when an attacker exploited public vulnerabilities affecting the unpatched version of the DNN platform that Sports Direct was using to run a staff portal.

An inside source with knowledge of the incident told The Register that employees' unencrypted data was stolen during the breach. Sports Direct's internal systems detected the intrusion in September, but it was not until December that the company learned of the data breach.

Feb 21 10:37

Government finances record £9.4bn surplus in January

Government finances recorded a £9.4bn in surplus in January, £0.3bn higher than the same month last year.

Boosted by self-assessment tax receipts, January is typically a strong month for government finances.

For the financial year-to-date, borrowing stands at £49.3bn, the lowest since the comparable period of 2008.

Economists say strong tax receipts mean the government could undershoot the forecast deficit of £68bn for the current financial year.

Feb 21 10:30

UKIP Canvasser Caught On CCTV Urinating On Voter’s Fence

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) was forced to apologize after one of its canvassers was caught on CCTV urinating on an elderly woman’s property before trying to push his way into her home on Saturday morning.

Feb 21 08:39

Scrapping Trump's visit 'would hurt Britain and help Putin', MPs are warned as 2,000 protest against the President outside the Commons 

Banning Donald Trump would be against the national interest and only benefit Vladimir Putin because it would ‘divide the West’, MPs said yesterday.

The warnings came during fierce clashes in a debate on whether the US President should be given a state visit to Britain.

Sir Simon Burns said a ban would ‘isolate’ the UK and make it ‘less influential’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is why Soros wants Trump's visit cancelled. He is afraid of what two anti-globalist powers linking up might be able to do!

Feb 21 05:53

Dangerous radioactive particles detected across Europe as U.S. sends “nuclear sniffer” to the UK

Dangerous radioactive particles have been detected throughout at least seven different European countries including Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and France

Feb 21 03:23

British Parliament debates Donald Trump visit?

The world has gone mad and the lefty loons are outta control.

They are really debating whether or not to allow legally elected PRESIDENT Donald Trump an official visit.

Feb 20 16:43

NATIONAL DISGRACE: Homeless and mentally ill veterans deserve more, demands Paul Nuttall

IT is a “national disgrace” that military veterans are forced to decay on Britain’s streets and suffer horrific mental health problems alone and the Government must take action to stop this now, blasts Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.

Mr Nuttall threw his weight and that of his “entire party” behind Express.co.uk’s Homes For Heroes Campaign to get brave veterans the dignity and care they deserve.

Feb 20 15:08

President Trump: Diplomacy and Democracy in America

Win or lose, the Trump Administration has opened a debate on the possibilities of peace with a nuclear superpower, a re-examination of the huge trade deficit and the necessity to stand-up for democracy against authoritarian threats from the so-called ‘intelligence community’ against an elected President.

By the end of the first month of President Trump’s Administration we are in a better position to evaluate the policies and direction of the new President. An examination of foreign and domestic policy, particularly from a historical and comparative perspective will provide insights about whether America is heading for a catastrophe as the mass media claim or toward greater realism and rationality.

We will proceed by examining whether Trump pursues diplomacy over warfare.

Feb 20 14:56

McCain in Munich: The War Party Fights Back

The battle over US foreign policy is taking center stage. Sen. John McCain, the Senate’s leading warmonger, is at the forefront of the fight.

The Munich conference held over the weekend – an annual event that brings the leaders of the Atlantic alliance together to celebrate their hegemonic pretensions – was anything but celebratory this time around.

Despite the assurances of Vice President Pence that America’s commitment to NATO is “unwavering,” the Euro-crats in the audience were miffed that he failed to mention the European Union.

Feb 20 14:31

Thousands To March Against Trump State Visit As MPs Debate 1.85mn-Strong Petition

Tens of thousands of people are to take part in nationwide protests on Monday against US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK later this year.

The protests are being held in solidarity with migrants and refugees who have recently seen their rights threatened by Trump’s travel ban, which attempted to temporarily bar immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

Feb 20 12:09

Ethiopia: From peaceful protest to armed uprising

Graham Peebles says what began as a protest movement in Ethiopia in November 2015 is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising, thanks to the government's brutal repression and the silence of donor states.>>

Feb 20 09:01

‘No Red Carpet’: London Mayor Insists On Denying ‘Cruel’ Trump State Visit

The UK should not be “rolling out the red carpet” for the US President due to his “cruel and shameful” policies targeting Muslims and migrants, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said ahead of Parliament’s debate on Donald Trump’s planned trip this summer.

Feb 20 08:41

Comedian Russell Kane launches foul-mouthed tirade against Blair for 'wading in on Brexit'

Kane, who makes regular television appearances on a variety of programmes, said Mr Blair had no right to speak out about “truth and integrity”.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Kane said: “Tony Blair has waded in on Brexit. What the actual f***?

“The arrogance of the shamed WMD evidence faking liar, wandering back in, to tell people what to think.

“It doesn’t matter if you voted Brexit or Remain, no one voted for b*****d.

“Tony Blair has been calling for people to rise up. Don’t listen to anything this man says, he’s dangerous.”

Feb 19 15:37

FLASHBACK : The Roots of the Refugee Crisis Caused by the West

“The reason so many are fleeing places such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that U.S. and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery,”explainedformer congressman and three-time presidential contender Ron Paul, a leading voice for a constitutional, non-interventionist U.S. foreign policy. “This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing ‘democracy’ at the barrel of a gun.”

“Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies,” writes Jeremy Ravinsky.

Feb 19 14:39

Boris Johnson Launches £700mn Aid Fund To ‘Thwart Russia’s Europe Takeover’

Amid criticism of Russia’s ‘soft power’ in Eastern Europe, Britain is now itself spending hundreds of millions of pounds to bolster relations with the region, it is claimed.

Feb 19 14:36

Video: Rise Up Against Brexit! Tony Blair Urges Brits To Remain In EU

Tony Blair says leaving the EU is “not inevitable” and has called on pro-EU Britons to “revolt” against Brexit.

Feb 19 14:35

‘Dumping Trump’: Fury As President’s UK State Visit Could Be Relocated To Birmingham

Rumors that Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK could be moved from London to Birmingham have sparked fury in England’s second city.

Local MPs and activists have hit out at suggestions by the White House that the US president’s visit could be relocated to the Midlands, with Shabana Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, saying Trump and his “divisive rhetoric, policies and Muslim ban is not welcome here.”

Feb 19 12:58

Carjackers Tasering Lone Female Drivers, Warn UK Police

Criminals armed with Tasers are targeting lone female drivers while attempting to steal vehicles, police have warned.

Feb 19 10:57

Tony Blair Iraq War Case Could Be Hindered By Supreme Court Brexit Ruling – Lawyers

Lawyers acting for the bereaved families of service personnel killed in the Iraq War say the Supreme Court’s Article 50 Brexit ruling could affect their case against former Prime Minister Tony Blair, but they’re not sure how.

Feb 19 08:55

‘Blame Berlin’: Nigel Farage Slams Germany For UK’s Illegal Levels Of Air Pollution

Nigel Farage has blamed “shameful” pollution in UK cities on winds coming in from Germany.

Farage’s claims come after the EU issued a “final warning” to the UK for breaching air pollution limits in 16 areas, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

Feb 19 08:20

London Dungeon Apologizes For ‘Dead Prostitute’ Jokes

The London Dungeon has issued an apology after the spooky tourist attraction’s PR team posted “offensive” Valentine’s Day jokes about fat women, sexually transmitted disease and dead prostitutes on its official social media accounts.

One of the jokes read: “What’s the difference between your job and a dead prostitute? Your job still sucks!”

Feb 18 20:35

UKIP Says Britain Should Slash Its Foreign Aid Budget

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is calling for an 80 percent cut to the foreign aid budget so the money can be spent on national infrastructure.

Britain currently spends around £12.5 billion ($15.5 billion) a year supporting developing and war-torn countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Feb 18 18:21

Boris Johnson & Social Media Attack Tony Blair’s Call For Brexit Revolt

Tony Blair has been slammed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for attempting to derail Brexit, after the former prime minister called for ‘Remainers’ to “rise up” against Britain’s EU exit in his first major public speech on the issue since the referendum.

Johnson accused the former Labour PM of “insulting the intelligence” of voters and showing “contempt” towards them for trying to the derail Brexit.

Feb 18 10:39

Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast

If this is to be the new NATO for the Middle East then the world is truly about to descend into barbarism on a scale not seen since the Second World War.

As US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week on the agenda is the formation of a “NATO-style” alliance for the Middle East, according to reports.

As if one US-led warmongering alliance in Europe and the North Atlantic were not enough. Now the world will see a clone of NATO let loose on the already conflict-torn Middle East region, if the reported discussions materialize.

Feb 18 07:43

Labour MPs challenge Tony Blair over Brexit speech

Former PM’s speech, in which he says party allowed Brexit vote to happen, viewed as unhelpful before byelections

Feb 17 16:51

Monsanto And GMO Propagandists Softening-Up UK Public For GM After Brexit

On the back of Brexit, the UK government is planning what could be a disastrous trade deal with the Trump administration. It would likely be worse than the secretive and undemocratic stalled Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal that the EU has been planning with the US.

Feb 17 16:31

Britain Eyes Up Share Of EU Assets As Part Of Brexit Divorce

Britain will demand a substantial share of EU assets worth more than €150 billion in an attempt to soften the Brexit divorce bill.

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, is currently totting up Britain’s bill for leaving the bloc, the Times reports.

Feb 17 11:44

Libyan Rendition & Torture Victim Vows To ‘Fight UK Govt Until The End’

In 2004, Abdul Hakim Belhaj was kidnapped in Hong Kong with British complicity, along with his pregnant wife, and rendered back to his native Libya. He was then held and tortured by the Muammar Gaddafi regime for six years.

Speaking to Middle East Eye, Belhaj says he intends to pursue his quest for justice after the UK’s top court ruled unanimously in January that he could bring a case against the UK government and Tony Blair’s former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw for his role in the abduction.

Feb 17 10:59

Is Calling The Prime Minister A “White Supremacist Terrorist” Hate Speech?

Is calling the Prime Minister a “white supremacist terrorist” hate speech or justified?

Black Lives Matter – Toronto spokesperson Yusra Khogali’s description of Justin Trudeau as a “white supremacist terrorist” at a recent rally against Islamophobia has sparked significant backlash.

Feb 17 09:33

Blair’s bid to DERAIL BREXIT: Fury as ex-PM suggests UK could STAY in EU without new vote

The controversial former prime minister was branded "patronising" and accused of trying to "undermine British democracy" after he this morning used a major speech in central London to launch a bid to create a “movement” campaigning to reverse the Brexit vote on June 23 last year.

Mr Blair described it as his “mission” to persuade the British people they had made the wrong decision at the EU referendum and had “voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit”.

Feb 17 09:31

IDS' blistering assault on Tony Blair after former PM demands uprising against Brexit

Mr Duncan Smith, who was Mr Blair's direct rival during his time as Tory leader, was savage as he criticised the ex-PM for his globe-trotting consultancy work.

He told Sky News: "The idea we are going to have Tony Blair coming in, late in the day lecturing, after advising quasi-dictators around the world what to do.

"He seems to have forgotten what democracy is about.

“Democracy is about asking people a question and then acting on it. That’s what we did and that’s what we are doing at the moment. The government and Theresa May is doing exactly the right thing.

“The idea that you just keep on asking the British people until they give you the right answer to the question, which is his case, and some of his political elite friends is no we don’t want to leave the European Union is arrogant really.”

Feb 17 09:30

‘I’m still clearing up your Iraq mess!’ Boris Johnson blasts Blair for anti-Brexit rant

BORIS JOHNSON today delivered a furious attack on “condescending” Tony Blair after the former prime minister launched his bid to stop Britain quitting the EU.

Feb 17 09:29

BLAIR'S OWN GOAL: 'Yesterday’s man’ may have just united Britain FOR Brexit

Many other Twitter users also joined in on the fierce backlash.

One said: “See Tony Blair is trending today - seems he's managed to unite everyone.... but unfortunately only against himself.”

Another said: “Who knows, maybe Tony Blair will unite the country! In that, everybody unanimously tells him to pipe down.”

Another Twitter user simply said: “Tony Blair - Enemy of the people.”

Feb 17 09:21

'We need to get out NOW' Euro MEPs approve superstate plan to hand vast power to Brussels

BRUSSELS politicians today voted to push forward sweeping reforms including creating an EU finance minister, army and tax ministry which critics say would amount to the creation of a European superstate.

Eurosceptics reacted with fury and disbelief as MEPs approved three separate reports on planned reforms to how Brussels operates, the most contentious of which was drafted by Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt and squeaked through by just 14 votes.

Critics tonight said the fact that such a set of plans could be passed by MEPs demonstrated why the British people voted to leave the EU and that Theresa May needs to press ahead with Brexit.

Feb 17 09:20

'We will RISE UP' Tony Blair sparks fury as he goes on warpath to DEFEAT Brexit

TONY Blair desperately tried to mobilise fellow remainers to carry out a revolt against Brexit today when he called on Europhiles to “rise up in defence of what we believe”.

Feb 16 16:46

UK Charity Preventing Pedophiles From Abusing Faces Closure

Jack Dawson was a teenager when he realized he was attracted to young boys. His fantasies led him to seriously self-harm.

Dawson, who uses a pseudonym to tell his story, says he has never offended against a child – directly or indirectly through child pornography. Between 1972 and 1975, he underwent intense National Health Service (NHS) psychoanalytic psychotherapy for his pedophilia, which he says resulted in complete cure.

Feb 16 15:11

Trump’s UK Visit Delayed By 2-3 Months – UK Petition On Stopping Visit To Be Debated

Downing Street says the visit is still on. The Foreign Office says it recognizes the strong views expressed but looks forward to welcoming Trump once dates and arrangements are finalized. Thousands of people have demonstrated and more than 1.8 million have signed an online petition against the visit since Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation last month. British lawmakers will hold a non-binding debate on the petition on Monday. The government responds to all petitions on its website if they are signed by more than 10,000 people.

Feb 16 14:03

British Theatre Company Now Issues ‘Trigger Warnings’ To Prevent ‘Audience Distress’

A major British theatre company is now issuing ‘trigger warnings’ at its more risqué performances to avoid upsetting audience members.

According to an update on the Royal Court’s (RC) website, the theatre now provides special advice to customers wanting to talk about a play’s content before watching it, to prevent “extreme distress.”

Feb 16 12:27

Cambridge Students ‘Could Be Attacked’ After Undergrad Burned £20 In Front Of Homeless Man

Students at Britain’s illustrious University of Cambridge have been warned not to wear their gowns around the town center as they might be attacked, after an undergraduate was filmed burning a £20 note in front of a homeless person.

Feb 16 10:31

Meddling Brussels to SPY on UK finances for five years AFTER Brexit under new proposals

BRUSSELS will monitor British finances for five years after Brexit takes place, under new proposals by Eurocrats.

Despite being faced with rising Euroscepticism across the bloc, the European Union (EU) still seems to believe that ‘more Europe’ is the way forward - even for those outside the union.

And all EU-funded projects introduced up until 2019 will be subject to “ex-post evaluations” under plans being considered by European Parliament, sparking fury among Brexit campaigners.

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge said the proposal showed a "staggering lack of self-awareness" and told the EU to “keep your nose out of our business and get your own house in order”.

Feb 15 09:37

U.S. agents 'bugged Tony Blair's private phone calls for years'

American spymasters snooped on the private life of Tony Blair, according to reports in the U.S.

Mr Blair was given the code name 'Anchory' as his private telephone calls were routinely listened into and recorded.

A file containing personal information about him is said to have been compiled at a giant U.S. listening post run by the secretive National Security Agency.

Feb 15 08:06

Jewish Labour Movement director investigated for violent threat

Labour has investigated the director of one of its affiliated pro-Israel organizations for “threatening to attack” another member of the UK’s main opposition party.

Director of the Jewish Labour Movement Ella Rose had been caught on camera saying her critics should “die in a hole.”

But the investigation was closed after just nine days when General Secretary Iain McNicol claimed on Tuesday that Rose’s comments did not constitute a threat.

One of the individuals who lodged the complaint accused McNicol of a “whitewash.”

Feb 15 08:00

Migrant threatened to throw men off 30ft bridge unless they gave him £20 – and walks FREE

Arnoldas Pumputis, 23, told his two victims: "I am going to get deported anyway, so I don't care what I do. One of you is going over that bridge," during their ordeal.

The 6ft 4in bare-chested Lithuanian faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison for assault and attempted robbery.

But the judge let him walk free and handed him a nine-month suspended sentence.

Pumputis was seen laughing and saluting on the steps outside Hull Crown Court.

Feb 14 16:43

'No respect' Huge Twitter backlash as luvvies call on May to let more migrants into UK

A HOST of celebrities have been slammed on Twitter after they demanded Theresa May brings more child refugees to Britain under the Dubs scheme.

The scheme, named after its architect, Labour peer Lord Alf Dubs, will be stopped after another 150 unaccompanied children are brought to Britain, on top of the 200 already in the UK.

But a backlash quickly developed online as commenters hit out at the 200 celebrities - including Carey Mulligan, Gary Lineker and Keira Knightley - who signed an open letter to Theresa May asking the Prime Minister to bring more refugees into the country.

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And another tweeted: “Put them in your own house if you want them here. Grown men pretending to be children, vomit inducing.”

Feb 14 16:26

Migrant threatened to throw men off 30ft bridge unless they gave him £20 – and walks FREE

Arnoldas Pumputis, 23, told his two victims: "I am going to get deported anyway, so I don't care what I do. One of you is going over that bridge," during their ordeal.

The 6ft 4in bare-chested Lithuanian faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison for assault and attempted robbery.

But the judge let him walk free and handed him a nine-month suspended sentence.

Pumputis was seen laughing and saluting on the steps outside Hull Crown Court.

Feb 14 16:06

Tooled Up: London Police Want More Firearms & Tasers, Poll Shows

Around half of London’s Metropolitan Police officers want to see more armed cops on the streets, while 75 percent of them want all officers to carry Tasers, according to a police union survey.

The Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF) found that 43 percent of officers wanted more weapons-trained cops on the streets while 75 percent want Tasers to be issued to all officers.

Feb 14 15:29

Queen Elizabeth Offers £30,000 To Run Her Twitter Account

Queen Elizabeth is offering £30,000 per year to anybody who can run her official Twitter account, according to a job posted by Buckingham Palace.

Feb 14 12:02

Debenhams Becomes 1st Major UK Department Store To Sell Hijabs & Abayas

Iconic British retailer Debenhams has become the first major department store in the UK to sell hijabs, a traditional Muslim headscarf. Predictably, the decision has divided opinion.

Feb 14 11:04

EU Upgrades UK Growth Forecast For 2017 But Draws A Dismal Image For UK Future

The European Union acknowledges that the damaging impact of Brexit will be less severe than originally thought.

Feb 14 10:02

Anti-Whistleblower Laws Are ‘Full-Frontal Attack’ On Public’s Right To Know – Campaigners

Proposed whistleblowing laws which would hand truth-tellers up to 14 years in jail are a “full-frontal assault” on freedom, say campaigners.

Draft proposals written up by the Law Commission would see journalists criminalized and handed prison sentences for publishing secret documents.

Feb 13 17:59

Theresa May ‘Used Porn Star To Liven Up Her Image… & Chatted Over Coffee’

Before rising through the ranks, Theresa May used a porn star with the same name to perk up her image, according to a new tell-all book about the notoriously-private prime minister.

Feb 13 16:52

UK May Lose Access To EU’s GPS Navigation

Leaving the European Union would put the UK at the risk of losing access to the EU-wide Galileo satellite navigation, a super-accurate global positioning system (GPS) that is partly designed and implemented by British companies.

Feb 13 09:26

Journalists Who Publish WikiLeaks Info Could Face 14 Years In Jail

UK based journalists who receive or publish government secrets by whistle blowing organizations such as WikiLeaks could face up to 14 years in jail.

Feb 13 08:43

The Great Book Robbery: £2mn ‘Mission Impossible’-Style Heist Nets Some Of World’s Rarest Editions

Three thieves cut a hole in a reinforced roof of a London warehouse, abseiled down 40ft, avoiding motion sensors en route, and stole 160 of the rarest books in the world valued at over £2 million, in possibly the most daring book heist in history.

The gang were filmed on CCTV which showed them ignoring everything else being stored in the warehouse located near London’s Heathrow airport, and throwing unwanted books away, checking the specific books stolen off a list as they went. Footage has not been released but the Metropolitan Police have confirmed the theft and are appealing for information from the public according to the Daily Mail.

Feb 13 07:05

‘We’ve got EU on the RUN!’ Farage celebrates as Juncker admits Britain IS in control

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER is "nervous" because "cracks" are appearing in the European Union, a celebratory Nigel Farage declared tonight.

Feb 12 10:16

More than HALF of Royal Navy's attack submarines docked after CRACK found in reactor

A CRACKED nuclear reactor has led to more than half of the Royal Navy’s frontline attack submarines being taken out of service.

Experts warned the fault in the reactor of HMS Trenchant was so serious that the Trafalgar fleet may never sail again. The fracture is being treated as an “irreparable generic fault” that will prevent it from being able to carry out normal duties.

It means Britain may be forced to beg for international support in protecting our four Vanguard submarines, which carry Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.

Britain deploys seven SSN nuclear-powered hunter-killers. Last week it was revealed that the four older Trafalgar-class submarines, Trenchant, Torbay, Triumph and Talent, were out of action due to repairs and maintenance.

Feb 12 10:09

Get Ready, Russia: Britain Is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

Is Britain girding for a fight in Russia’s backyard? For the first time since the Cold War, Britain is sending a warship to the Black Sea on a military mission.

This time, the goal is to send a message to Russia: don’t invade Ukraine. The question is whether Russia will—or even should—bother to take the warning seriously.

Last time Britain invaded the Crimea was in 1854, when an Anglo-French expeditionary force of several hundred ships and six hundred thousand men captured Sevastopol. This time, it’s just the single Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond, which will carry sixty Special Boat Service and Royal Marine commandos, according to the Daily Mail.

“HMS Diamond will lead a NATO task force and help protect 650 British troops who are involved in secret exercises in Ukraine—a country invaded by Russian-backed rebels in 2014,” the newspaper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, it's obvious; poor little Mikey Peck has either also "swallowed the koolaid" on the fake news that Russia "annexed" Crimea, or has an agenda to sell; I would strongly suggest it is the latter, rather than the former.

And after all, lying for a living can be very lucrative, Mikey, if that is what the Powers that Be want you to do. Telling the truth can definitely be a "chicken today; feathers tomorrow" kind of existence; and trust me, I know that to be true!!

Mikey, if you don't know that what you have written is pure, unadulterated codswallop, you are in extraordinarily deep journalistic kim-chee, and should really get into selling used car for a living; at least, that would be just a little more honorable than what you are attempting to do now. So let me gently take you into the wayback machine to three years ago; I promise not to use big words.

In 2014, a US/EU/IMF/Soros (NOT RUSSIAN) putsch brought down the duly elected, Russian-Centric Ukrainian President Yanukovych, and replaced him with the western-centric Poroshenko, in an "alleged election" more crooked than a dog's hind leg. And if there is someone who understands "crooked", it certainly is Poroshenko.

Weapons, Prostitutes and Drugs –These are Things Petro Poroshenko is Associated With

President Obama even admitted after the fact that the US government had been intimately involved with regime change:

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

And Victoria Nuland bragged, in a presentation, that the US had spent 5 billion dollars to regime change Ukraine:

Regime Change in Kiev

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

And sorry, Mikey, once you see this presentation, you can't unsee it!!

Post-coup, Crimean officials understood, completely, that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, so they took two steps.

First, in a free and fair referendum, they asked Crimeans if they wanted to stay with Ukraine post-putsch, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member. And in an overwhelming result, the Crimean people voted to leave Ukraine, and join the Russian Federation.

Crimeans vote overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine, join Russia

Then, Crimea petitioned the Russian Federation to become one of its members, and the Russian Federation accepted the petition.

Now Mikey, this act of peaceful self-determination is enshrined in the UN Charter, and Russia, Ukraine, and the US are all members of, and signatories to, the UN.

But because this vote was not to the US's or Ukraine's liking, the US and Ukraine accused Russia of allegedly "annexing Crimea", and the US placed sanctions against it, for something it actually never did.

And Mikey, you really need to understand that, in the age of the internet "the big lie" (i.e., that Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 and "annexed Crimea") went out with the dribble glass and the whoopie cushion.

You're welcome!! :-)

Feb 11 15:02

Britain's sickening infatuation with Israel continues

Stuart Littlewood examines the relationship between Britain’s enduring infatuation with Israel on the one hand, and Israel’s stooges and flag wavers who infest the swamp known as the UK political elite on the other.

Feb 11 08:35

UPCOMING BRITISH LEGISLATION COULD JAIL JOURNOS FOR 14 YEARS

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies … Proposals in the UK for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal advisors, The Register has learned. The proposed law update is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks. The British government has received recommendations for a “future-proofed” new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers. That threatens leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as foreign agents. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest. – The Register

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THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

You have got to be flipping kidding me!!

To all British journalists with an appetite for sharing the unvarnished truth with their readers/listeners, get the hell out of the UK while you still can; this government is frightened of its own people, and that is a government to avoid like the plague!!

Feb 11 07:31

Brexit could end London’s dominance of European finance, says hawkish German bank regulator

London is unlikely to retain its role as the financial ‘gateway to Europe’ after Brexit, a senior executive at Germany’s central bank has warned.

In a private speech to German businesses and banks, Dr Andreas Dombret rejected the idea of allowing financial transactions to carry on as before in a so-called ‘equivalence regime’ between Britain and the EU.

Feb 10 21:29

Guy Verhofstadt: UK could be bound to European Court of Justice for YEARS despite Brexit

Chief negotiator for the European parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, has indicated that the UK will not be able to extricate itself from the ECJ when it exits the EU in 2019.

If prime minister Theresa May sticks to her timetable, she should be triggering Article 50 in just a few weeks time, with the exit date set for 2019.

But a transitional deal is widely expected to be put in place to ease the UK out of the bloc, but Brussels has warned this may not necessarily include the ECJ.

Feb 10 15:18

UK: Spending Cuts Deepen Crisis In NHS Mental Health Services

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is, according to the Red Cross, facing a “humanitarian crisis.” Its assessment followed the recent deaths of two patients who died while waiting on trolleys in hospital corridors for treatment. These tragic deaths underline the deliberate, ongoing destruction of the NHS.

Feb 10 15:00

Brexit Bill Greenlit As MPs Vote For Article 50 To Be Triggered By 494 To 122 Votes

The Brexit bill allowing the UK government to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union has passed the final stages in the House of Commons.

Feb 10 12:10

Gulf Royal Buys Central London Parking Lot For £21mn

An anonymous Middle Eastern royal has forked out £21 million (US$26 million) to buy a central London parking lot to store his collection of 80 supercars.

Feb 10 09:47

UKIP Politician Tells George Soros TO “BACK THE F*CK OFF” On Soros Attack Against BREXIT

Feb 10 08:46

Patients SHOULD be allowed to self-harm to stop them from doing more damage and be given sterile blades, researcher says

Depressed patients should be allowed to continue to self-harm, a mental health researcher claims.

For those not in immediate danger, the approach could prevent their mental state from becoming worse.

Current treatment options of forcing someone to stop hurting themselves aren't working, they argue in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Instead, providing them with sterile razor blades could prevent sufferers from hurting themselves, developing deadly blood poisoning and even dying.

Feb 10 08:30

Britain's economy now 'firing on several cylinders' as exports to non-EU countries SOAR

The gap between what the country imports and exports fell to £8.6 billion in the final quarter of 2016, to give the economy another boost in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union (EU).

Exports of goods to non-EU countries leapt by 17.3 per cent to £43.8bn between third and fourth quarter in 2016.

There was also an increase of 3.5 per cent for exports to the EU, to £38.3 billion for the same period, showed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Feb 10 08:13

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies

Proposals for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal officials, The Register has learned.

The proposed Act is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks.

The government has received recommendations for a "future-proofed" new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers.

The plans would threaten leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as agents working for of foreign powers. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest.

Feb 09 18:32

REVEALED: Secret plan to tie Britain to EU after Brexit pushed ‘under the radar’

MINISTERS have provoked fury for trying to put through a treaty “under the radar” which will keep Britain tied to the EU after Brexit.

An early day motion (EDM) will today be put down by Ukip MP Douglas Carswell objecting to the Unitary Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

The deal, which ministers have tried to avoid having a vote on, means that Britain will still be subject to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit and mean we are still tied in with single market rules despite promises by Theresa May that we will completely leave.

Ministers have claimed the UPC is separate to the EU but only EU members can sign it and the European Court of Justice is the final court of appeal.

It also means that the standards for products and inventions are set in Europe not Britain.

Feb 09 16:59

House Of Lords Told To Back Brexit Bill Or Face Being Abolished – Reports

Downing Street is attempting to play down a warning that the House of Lords could be abolished if peers try to block the Brexit bill.

The bill, which gives the government the authority to activate Article 50, starting the formal process of leaving the EU, was approved by 494 votes to 122 in the Commons, keeping the government’s March timetable to trigger Brexit talks on track.

Feb 09 16:58

UK Scrapping Resettlement Program For Child Refugees

The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May is scrapping a scheme to resettle child refugees, withdrawing a pledge to let in thousands of the vulnerable children.

UK immigration secretary Robert Goodwill said Wednesday that London was ending the so-called “Dubs” program this March, adding that the country was feeling “proud” after resettling 350 children.

Feb 09 15:43

ISIS-Linked Hackers Attack British Health Service Websites

Hackers linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have carried out an attack on a series of National Health Service (NHS) websites, exposing serious flaws in security systems holding personal information, it has emerged.

Feb 09 14:28

UK House Of Commons Approves Brexit

The UK House of Commons on Wednesday voted by a huge majority—494 to 122—in favour of Britain beginning the process of leaving the European Union (EU).

The Withdrawal from the European Union (Article 50) Bill 2016-17 now goes before the House of Lords and is expected to become law in time for the Conservative government to trigger EU withdrawal by the end of March.

Feb 09 13:59

Is Jeremy Corbyn About To Stand Down As Labour Party Leader?

Jeremy Corbyn’s future as leader of the Labour Party may be in doubt yet again amid rumors of a second coup, this time from the party’s left-wing. Pro-EU Labour MPs may use Corbyn’s support for Theresa May’s Brexit Bill to dethrone him.

Corbyn may stand down if his command to Labour MPs to support the government’s Brexit Bill is challenged by his closest allies, such as Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis.

Feb 09 12:28

Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers'

Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report which claims machines would be more efficient and save billions of pounds.

Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year.

Even nurses and doctors could fall victim to the march of the machines, which the report says can outperform humans at some diagnoses and routine surgical procedures, and are more efficient at collecting information.

Feb 09 11:30

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker John Bercow faces NO CONFIDENCE motion after Donald Trump rant

THE SPEAKER of the House of Commons John Bercow is to face a no confidence motion following his rant about Donald Trump this week.

Feb 09 11:27

10 Evil Crimes Of The British Empire

At its height, the British Empire was the largest to have ever existed. Aside from covering most of the globe, it was responsible for some of the greatest advances in engineering, art, and medicine that the world will ever know. The Empire gave us steam engines, penicillin, radar, and even television.However, life under the British wasn’t all just incredible inventions. Alongside the good stuff the Empire did sat a whole ream of not-so-good stuff, and alongside that a whole load of other stuff so evil it’d make Dick Dastardly balk.

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Trump's comment applies here, "What, you think our country's so innocent?”

Feb 09 11:20

RAF jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers flying near UK

The Royal Air Force confirmed two Blackjack bombers were in a UK "area of interest" but did not enter territorial airspace.

Feb 09 11:02

Traitors at the Gate: The British Parliament and 5th Columnists

Make America Great Again = racist?

British jobs for British workers = racist?

America First = racist?

Taking care of your own citizens = racist?

Feb 09 07:33

The EU just revealed its latest splurge…and if you’re a UK motorist it will drive you mad

BRUSSELS is set to blow £400 million renovating a 40-mile stretch of motorway in Poland whilst British roads crumble following decades of neglect.

Feb 08 13:36

Minister Dodges Question On Whether UK Troops Could Fight In South Sudan To Protect Aid

Britain’s development minister has refused to confirm whether 400 troops being deployed to Sudan will be used as a protection force to secure aid deliveries.

Priti Patel, who heads the Department for International Development (DFID), was pressed by Sky News on whether troops would be used to secure aid which might otherwise fall into the hands of warring factions.

Feb 08 11:30

UK Covered Up Intelligence Training For Bahrain Police, Human Rights Group Says

British authorities trained Bahrain’s police on how to gather intelligence on protesters and use crowd control techniques such as water cannon and dogs, and then covered up the scheme, according to human rights group Reprieve.

Feb 08 09:13

Nigel Farage: The European Parliament is terrified of Trump

Nigel Farage defends President Trump's travel order during speech at European Parliament.

Farage, who made an impassioned speech on the floor of the European Parliament in Brussels in support of Trump’s travel ban order, said that some of his fellow parliamentarians are using that issue as a wedge because of Trump’s position on the EU itself.

Feb 07 20:10

UK foreign aid probe reveals up to £1.3bn unaccounted for amid fears it's funding torture

THE British taxpayer is potentially funding the death penalty and torture overseas thanks to alleged mismanagement of the foreign aid budget, it has been claimed.

A UK standards probe has identified that up to £1.3billion of the Government's Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is unaccounted for.

The shocking report slams the lack of ministerial oversight into the fund which is being handed out worldwide.

No single minister has been identified as being responsible for the fund while a probe has revealed there "is no central source of information to explain how the fund works".

Feb 07 14:35

Trident Whistleblower Calls Out MoD’s ‘Lame Attempt’ To Excuse Nuke Malfunctions

Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly has returned fire after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) again tried to discredit him. He labeled it an attempt to cover up the dangers of Britain’s nuclear arsenal.

McNeilly was thrown out of the navy in 2015 after publishing a dossier of potentially catastrophic security and safety issues relating to Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

Feb 07 13:13

The Frozen Ground of US-Russia Ties Is Hard to Till

Much is being said about institutional resistance within the US to any attempt to improve relations with Russia.

Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as US Secretary of State must come as comforting news for Moscow. It augurs well for the Russian-American relationship. It leads to ‘de-escalation’ in the tensions, of which incipient signs appear already.

The veteran Russian diplomat heading the Mission to the United Nations in New York, Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday that he could sense the winds of change in his newly-minted American counterpart Nikki Haley (in comparison with her combative predecessor.)

Feb 07 12:29

The Trump Petition is a Fake

At the time of writing, a UK petition to refuse President Donald Trump an official state visit with the Queen has hit nearly 2 million signatures. Under British legislation, any petition with this amount of signatures MUST be debated in Parliament.

Feb 07 11:58

Govt Hires Advertising Giant To Lead Fight Against Rise Of Far Right In Britain

Lies spread by the far right will be challenged in an online campaign by Theresa May’s government as part of a £60 million battle against extremism, it has been revealed.

Feb 07 10:32

Breggxit: The Yolk’s On Nigel Farage & New UKIP Leader Nuttall In Byelection Walkabout

For new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall the “capital of Brexit” may be Stoke-on-Trent, but that did not stop one man from targeting him and Nigel Farage with an egg while they were canvassing in the city.

Feb 06 16:59

Nigel Farage DESTROYS Parliament Over Anti-Trump, Anti-Americanism

Thank God England didn’t drop bombs like this in the 1770’s (see Jeremy Corbyn Demands Theresa May Denounce Trump… Gets SPANKED! and UK Conservative Slams Politicians for Useless ‘Virtue Signaling’). Because Nigel Farage, a favorite of ours (see UK’s Nigel Farage Blasts EU’s Pathetic Response to #Brexit) just unloaded both barrels on Parliament over the anti-Trump ban, and their anti-Americanism in general.

Feb 06 16:52

Netanyahu Urges May To Follow Trump's Lead On Iran Sanctions

British Prime Minister Theresa May is hosting her Israeli counterpart in Downing Street, with Benjamin Netanyahu saying that “responsible” countries should follow US President Donald Trump in imposing new sanctions against Iran.

Feb 06 16:12

Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Care About Talking To Parliament,’ Wants Pomp & Bling On State Visit

US President Donald Trump is not interested in addressing Parliament during his state visit to the UK, and instead wants to focus on the pomp and ceremony Britain affords foreign leaders, government officials planning his stay say.

Sources told the Guardian that Trump has expressed no interest in speaking at Westminster. However, it’s understood that he does want “high visibility visits with key members of the Royal family.”

Feb 06 13:46

Rage Of Trump’s UK Critics ‘Astonishing’, Says Lord Carey

A former head of the Church of England has warned the “hysterical overreaction” in the UK to Donald Trump threatens Britain’s relationship with the US President.

Feb 06 09:59

‘Flying Target’? Theresa May’s US-Turkey Flight Was Visible On Popular Tracking App

British Prime Minister Theresa May came under the threat of a potential terrorist attack last week when information on her flight from Washington to Ankara became available to anyone with a real-time aircraft tracker, experts said.

Feb 06 09:27

Netanyahu Urges UK, US To Confront Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump to take a tougher stance against Iran.

Feb 06 07:47

Failing ship engines & glitching drones: ‘Gaping holes’ in UK defense revealed in report

Ships so loud they can be heard 100 miles away, malfunctioning drones, and armored vehicles too big to fit into transport aircraft are signs of “gaping holes” in UK defense capabilities, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times.

The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers are so loud they can be heard by enemy submarines a hundred miles away, according to Rear Admiral Chris Parry, a former director of operations at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told the publication. While Russia has invested in new, Kilo-class submarines, nicknamed ‘Black Holes’ in the West because they are so quiet, the MoD has not taken appropriate measures to silence their own vessels, the report says.

Feb 06 07:22

Migrant prostitutes SWAMP Swindon as 30 new 'pop-up' brothels open EACH WEEK

The migrant prostitutes working there are largely from eastern Europe and are linked to criminal gangs who traffic women from Poland and Romania.

Up to 40 women were selling sex in rental properties for a few weeks before moving to a different house.

Feb 05 18:01

Sophos update borks systems at London NHS trust

El Reg learnt of the incident from an anonymous tipster who got in touch late on Thursday to say: "UCLH NHS was wiped out by Sophos updates effectively bombarding every PC... it caused major havoc."

False positives are a well-known prat-fall of all anti-malware packages. Things get particularly messy when anti-virus packages wrongly identify core Windows systems components as malign before shuttling them off to quarantine. This results in unstable or (not infrequently) unbootable systems.

Feb 05 12:13

“Taking Down” British Officials – Philip Giraldi

A quite incredible story out of England has not received much media coverage in the United States. It concerns how the Israeli Embassy in London connived with government officials to “take down” parliamentarians and government ministers who were considered to be critical of the Jewish State.

It was also learned that the Israeli Embassy was secretly subsidizing and advising private groups promoting Israeli interests, including associations of Members of Parliament (MPs).The story is interesting on several levels, particularly given the recent furor in the U.S. over allegations that Russia has been interfering in American politics.

Feb 05 12:10

Israel’s manipulation of UK politics: time for zero tolerance

Both the Foreign Office and Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary, have declared the Shai Masot affair “closed” after Masot, an employee of the Israeli embassy and probably a Mossad asset, plotted with gullible British MPs and political hangers-on to “take down” senior government figures, including Johnson’s deputy, Alan Duncan.

We have Aljazeera to thank for the brilliant exposé where our own security services failed.

Feb 05 12:03

Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat

Blaming Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin for the demise of the EU is the ultimate form of scapegoating by a bunch of incompetent leaders.

If ever an image captured the dysfunctional nature of the European Union it was the assembled leaders of the 28 member states photographed at an ancient fortress on the Maltese island this week.

Feb 05 12:00

Taking the Long View – Justin Raimondo

Dismantling the empire (war party) won’t happen overnight

The other day on Twitter someone tweeted me the news of the latest drone strike in Yemen, with the taunting message: “Congrats, @JustinRaimondo.” I had to laugh, and bemoan my fate: “I am now to be held responsible for everything the Trump administration does, especially their failure to go full pacifist!” Of course, you don’t have to be a pacifist to oppose our drone campaign, in Yemen or elsewhere, as I do, but the comment and my response underscore a basic flaw in the thinking of Trump’s anti-interventionist critics.

Feb 05 08:15

Russia tells Britain give back Gibraltar & Falklands before telling US what to do

RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine.

Feb 04 13:39

UK To Begin Arresting US Journalists Who Criticise Government

UK authorities could arrest US journalists and whistleblowers who criticise the British government, according to reports.

Feb 04 08:58

Theresa gives EU the jitters: After her Trump coup Hollande attacks PM for acting as a go-between with the US

Francois Hollande yesterday attacked Theresa May for acting as a go-between with Donald Trump.

Questioning her triumphant visit to the White House last month, the French leader rejected the idea of the UK being ‘delegated’ to talk to Washington.

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Maybe she went to DC to talk about Great Britain and France was never even mentioned. That make you feel better Francois?

Feb 04 08:56

Merkel ‘CANCELS’ talks on securing rights for UK expats living in the EU, reports claim

Germany is believed to be the only EU member state that has so far failed to commit to an agreement on the rights of migrants before Theresa May triggers Article 50 next month, after Spain backed an early agreement.

Feb 03 19:31

Vegetable Rationing Begins at UK Supermarkets

Some supermarkets are rationing the number of iceberg lettuce and broccoli customers can buy - blaming poor growing conditions in southern Europe for a shortage in UK stores.

Feb 03 16:02

Britain Backing The Losing Side In Yemen, Must Change Policy To Prevent Famine – MP

Britain has been backing the losing side in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and must change course to prevent a famine, Tory MP Andrew Mitchell told the House of Commons International Development Committee on Wednesday.

Feb 03 14:42

‘Stop Trump’: Celebrities Lead Campaign To Block State Visit

British campaigners including musicians, comedians, politicians and trade unionists have joined forces to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to welcome US President Donald Trump with a formal state visit.

Feb 03 12:59

Government’s Brexit Negotiation White Paper ‘Says Nothing’ And Is ‘Too Late'

The British government has released its White Paper setting out its Brexit plans.

But Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has criticized the document, arguing it “says nothing.” He said it was “produced too late in the day to ask meaningful questions.”

“That is completely unacceptable,” Starmer added.

Feb 03 09:16

PM staffer removed for Trump post

A STAFFER in the Prime Minister’s office has been suspended after posting anti-Trump propaganda to her social media page.

An executive assistant to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s chief of staff Drew Clarke, has been suspended today over “inappropriate” posts on her Facebook page, 2GB radio reports.

The woman posted a photo and link to a website named ‘Tuck Frump’ in November, before the President was elected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know if staffers under under legal restraints on their personal behavior, or sign agreements not to comment to the public. But I have a problem with anyone being punished for what they say or do as a private citizen on their own time and using their own resources.

Feb 03 08:34

Protest Netanyahu’s visit on 6 February

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in London to meet Theresa May on Monday 6 February. Join our protest opposite Number 10 Downing Street, between 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Over the last few weeks, Netanyahu has made clear he will ignore the UN resolution 2334 adopted last December, and regards Donald Trump’s election as US president as a green light to expand settlement construction. Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been 6,000 new settlement units announced.

Theresa May must make Netanyahu aware that Britain was serious when it supported UN resolution 2334. The resolution confirmed the illegality of Israel’s occupation and condemned settlement building as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

Feb 03 08:33

'GOOD NEWS!' Farage joyous as latest Brexit legal challenge BLOCKED by High Court

THE High Court has blocked the latest legal bid to tie the UK to the European Single Market post-Brexit.

Feb 03 08:31

Work until you DROP! Ministers WILL raise retirement age to 74 - shock Treasury prediction

BRITONS in their 20s face decades of hard work ahead of them as the Treasury predicts the retirement age will rise by 10 years to 74 as the cost of living longer spirals out of control.

Feb 03 08:10

Patronising EU to tell Theresa May Britain will ALWAYS be JUNIOR partner after Brexit

EUROPEAN Union leaders are set to round on Theresa May as she tries to give reassurances the UK will be a “reliable partner” after Brexit at an informal summit in Malta today.

Feb 03 07:01

Judge rules local authority can forcibly vaccinate baby boy despite his mother's objections

A local authority has been granted permission by a top judge to forcibly vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy against his mother's wishes.

The mum objected to her child receiving the jabs because she said her older children had had bad reactions to vaccinations in the past.

Feb 02 20:07

NEW BREXIT BATTLE: Theresa May faces FRESH legal challenge with claim over single market

A FRESH legal challenge against Theresa May’s Brexit plans is being launched at the High Court with a judge being told MPs must vote on leaving the European Economic Area (EAA).

The Single Market Justice Campaign says Britain joined the EEA separately from the EU - with a law in Parliament - and can therefore only leave if MPs pass another law.

If the judge agrees, the Prime Minister will have to ask the Commons to agree to triggering Article 127 of the EEA Treaty, which gives notice of the UK’s intention to leave.

Feb 02 18:21

UK Government Reveals Strategy For Leaving EU

The British government has formally published the details of its strategy for Britain’s departure from the European Union.

The 77-page “white Paper” was published Thursday, a day after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to trigger the Brexit process.

Feb 02 18:04

‘We Can’t Ignore The People’: Parliament Backs Brexit Bill In Landslide Vote

Britain’s departure from the EU moved a step closer on Wednesday evening, when MPs voted overwhelmingly in favor of the government’s Brexit bill.

Feb 02 18:04

British Hackers, Spies & Whistleblowers Could Face 14yrs In Prison Under New Proposals

British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act.

According to the Telegraph, anyone distributing “sensitive information” about the British government, military, or economy could be jailed for more than a decade under new proposals by the Law Commission.

Feb 02 16:44

London Rejects Another Independence Referendum In Scotland

UK Prime Minister Theresa May believes that Scotland’s effort to secede from Britain was settled by an independence referendum in 2014.

“We believe that this issue was settled in 2014. Recent polls don’t suggest that there has been a big change in the views around a second referendum,” a spokeswoman for May told reporters on Thursday.

Feb 02 15:00

Genetically-Modified Wheat To Be Grown In Britain Despite Environmentalist Opposition

The British government has given the green light for a new experimental crop of genetically-modified (GM) wheat to be grown, despite strong opposition from around 30 green groups.

Researchers in Hertfordshire will test out the new GM wheat, which has been genetically engineered to use sunlight more efficiently and has reportedly boosted yields by up to 40 percent.

Feb 02 14:47

UK Parliament’s Brexit Vote Historic: Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says “history has been made” following the UK Parliament’s go-ahead to begin the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Feb 02 14:13

‘Disastrous Move’ If London Blocks 2nd Scottish Independence Referendum – Sturgeon

The British government could block a second Scottish independence referendum, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who says London would not facilitate a repeat of the 2014 plebiscite.

Feb 02 13:50

Farage Brands London Mayor ‘Hypocrite’ For Hosting Diplomats From Nations Banning Israelis

Ex-UKIP chief Nigel Farage has accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of hypocrisy for attacking US President Donald Trump’s travel ban while inviting ambassadors from countries which refuse entry to Israeli citizens.

At a meeting in City Hall on Tuesday night, Khan condemned Trump’s so-called ‘Muslim ban’ for being a “cruel, prejudiced and counterproductive” policy.

Feb 02 13:41

British Chef Commits Suicide Fighting ISIS In Syria

A 20-year-old British chef from West Sussex, England, turned ISIS fighter, fighting alongside the Kurdish YPG in Syria, took his own life to avoid capture by the Islamic State.

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