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May 22 17:03

A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs

By Aaron Kesel

University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aim to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers, The Guardian reported.

The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first, will now be able to be conducted by A.I...

May 22 11:57

Assange Team Lawyer: It's Important That Ecuador Maintains Independence From US

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the country’s government for depriving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of access to the outside world. Meanwhile Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Espinosa stated that she and the UK share the intention to solve the issue. Sputnik spoke with Greg Barns, a member of Julian Assange’s legal team.

May 21 13:30

US, France, UK, Establish More Bases In Syria To Push Breakup Of Country

By Brandon Turbeville

As virtually all pretense of leaving Syria has vanished from the rhetoric of the White House, American and French soldiers have now moved into Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria near Manbij in an effort to prevent Turkish military operations aimed at clearing the Kurds from the border area as well as any Syrian attempt to liberate northern Syria from Turkish terrorists.

The United States has established at least two new bases in the area near Manbij and French Special Forces have been deployed alongside the Americans...

May 21 11:19

BBC gets "technical difficulties" when reporter mentions MI6's involvement in torture.

May 21 10:45

Labour MP calls on colleagues to ‘reassess’ ties to Labour Friends of Israel

Writing for the Spectator this week, journalist and author Peter Oborne asked if the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) is having a chilling effect on British politics. Protesting that “the Tories never condemn the naked racism of Benjamin Netanyahu, Oborne observed that , “[T]he CFI pulled off what looks like yet another coup with the remarkably muted British government reaction to Israel’s killing… on the Gaza border.”

The sway that CFI has over the vast majority of Tory MPs, Oborne claimed, has obvious historical parallels with when similarly powerful institutions had such an effect on politics. Citing the former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, who remarked that, “There are three bodies no sensible man ever directly challenges: the Roman Catholic Church, the Brigade of Guards and the National Union of Mineworkers,” Oborne suggested that “today it’s tempting to add a fourth name to this list: the Conservative Friends of Israel.”

May 21 10:30

The House Of Windsor’s Obama Moment: Worse Than A Distraction – A Plague

It seems like damn near everyone has decided to give themselves a temporary lobotomy and revel in the opulence, spectacle and “diversity” of the joining of hands ceremony of the Prince of Wales and his newfound Princess. And here’s the final moment, today represents the crown jewel mounted in this coronet of blood – class doesn’t matter, hell, straight-up blood-lines are all that matter – so long as it’s ”inclusive” and ”intersectional”. Those people you thought were ‘leftists’ but placed all this nonsense over class? This is what they’ve delivered. So what’s wrong with this, you might be asking yourself right about now, and what gives me the right to be the proverbial turd in the punchbowl? Well I’m glad you asked.

May 21 09:34

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ THE ROYAL SNUB

Meghan Markle’s sick dad Thomas ‘snubbed by royals as he WON’T be granted a coat of arms’

May 21 08:05

Army veteran jailed over 'sinister' anti-Jewish speech

A far-right activist has been jailed for stirring up racial hatred after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) initially declined to prosecute him. Jeremy Bedford-Turner, 48, of Lincoln, called for his "soldiers" to liberate England from "Jewish control" in a speech at London's Cenotaph in 2015. The Army veteran was handed a year-long jail term at Southwark Crown Court ... Sentencing Bedford-Turner, of Rudgard Lane, Judge David Tomlinson described his 15-minute speech as "poisonous" and "sinister". In the speech, which was made at a rally against a Jewish neighbourhood watch group on 4 July, Bedford-Turner said "let's free England from Jewish control. Let's liberate this land" ... Bedford-Turner, who speaks Pashtu and Arabic, bowed and saluted about 35 supporters who gave him a standing ovation as he was led to the cells.
Note:It is impossible to overstate the control of Jewish, Zionist, Israeli influence in world and local control.

May 20 09:46

Are British ministers guilty of misleading parliament & public on Middle East policy?

The Iraq War was a watershed moment for UK ministers after the British public became far more skeptical of foreign policy decisions taken by their elected officials. But are they still up to their old deceptive tricks?

Middle East Eye journalist, Mark Curtis has written an article suggesting that Tory ministers have been misleading parliament in recent times on a range of British foreign policy issues, ranging from military operations in Syria, to Saudi Arabia operations in Yemen, and arms sales to Israel – yet no dismissals or resignations have followed.

Curtis writes: "Far from being an aberration, ministers misleading the public is as British as afternoon tea."

May 20 09:46

BREXIT: As May backs down, the EU’s broader crisis hots up

All Theresa May needs to do at the moment is hold her nerve and prove the EUnatics wrong. If she continues to water down British independence, she will go down as the Prime Minister who snatched EU defeat from the jaws of Brexit victory…as, to all intents and purposes, a traitor. This is strong but appropriate language.

May 19 12:40

Deer in the Headlights for the Royals During Bishop Michael Curry's Wedding Sermon -- Watch VIDEO

Bishop Michael Curry's thirteen minute sermon at the royal wedding

sermon seems to stick in their beaks, or snouts! -

May 19 11:45

UK troop numbers in Afghanistan could rise following Trump pressure

The number of British troops in Afghanistan could top 1,000 for the first time in years following calls from Donald Trump for US allies to do more to combat the Taliban.

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson is understood to have written to the prime minister recommending that numbers be boosted, although a decision is yet to be made.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the UK’s contribution to the mission was kept “under constant review”.

May 19 11:44

Britain warned it must be prepared to launch cyber attacks on enemies or risk 'falling behind' in modern warfare

Britain must be prepared to launch cyber attacks on enemies or risk “falling behind” in modern warfare, the head of defence intelligence has warned.

Air Marshal Phil Osborn warned that online offensives could have “nationally crippling effects in minutes”, with the UK already being hit by hackers in Russia, North Korea and Iran.

“We can see numerous examples: unprecedented industrial espionage activity against the UK and allies, private security contractors being used in high-end capability warfare in Syria, cyber attacks against national infrastructure and reputation across Europe, information operations that attempt to pervert political process and frustrate the rule of law, and attempted assassinations,” he said in a lecture to the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI).

May 19 11:10

'Meghan Markle could be Queen... after tragedy' – US journalist makes SHOCKING claim

Speaking on the US Today programme, journalist Megyn Kelly outlined the macabre chain of events which would see Ms Markle become the Monarch.

She said: “The question is whether we could have an American Queen someday.

“The truth is, in order for her to become queen, a lot of hideous and tragic things have to happen.”

Co-host Al Roker interrupted, shouting: “Thanks for bringing that up. Oh, what a happy day it is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Megyn Kelly just set a new low for American corporate media.

May 19 11:09

'I hope it'll be REVERSED!' German banker claims NOT one person in Europe wants Brexit

A GERMAN banker claimed “not a single person” in Europe wants Brexit to happen as he called for the referendum result to be reversed.

Stefan Hoops, head of global markets at Deutsche Bank in Germany, said “it’s a waste of time” for Europeans to focus on Brexit.

Speaking on CNBC, Mr Hoops said: “My personal perspective is that I sincerely hope that Brexit will be reversed, which I think is an interesting statement to make.

“But I think it’s important for everybody to understand that there is not a single person on the continent that wants Brexit to happen.”

May 19 11:07

Brexit WARNING: EU could REJECT May’s ‘backstop’ customs union plan

THE EUROPEAN Union is poised to refuse Theresa May’s plan to keep Britain tied to the bloc’s customs union beyond 2021 with the Prime Minister expected to propose extending a last-resort solution for the Irish border to the whole of the UK.

May 18 21:49

A wheel inconvenience: The UK's potholed roads cause 30,000 punctures a month - but just 38% of NEW CARS have a spare wheel

Britain's drivers are suffering more punctures than ever before. But inexplicably only just over a third of new cars today are sold with a spare wheel as standard, a new investigation has found.

With the UK's roads continuing to fall into a state of disrepair and increasingly riddled with potholes, motorists suffer more than 30,000 punctures a month on average.

But when they do get a flat tyre and would like to open the boot to find a spare wheel, 62 per cent of new car owners don't have one.

May 18 17:53

ICYMI: Royal wedding! Bow down filthy commoners to the virtue signalling event of the year!

Britain’s Prince Harry is marrying American actress Meghan Markle. It’s highly likely that you know this already, and it’s even more likely you couldn’t care less.

May 18 16:30

Thank God Sergei Skripal recovered... if we poisoned him he'd have died on the spot! Putin taunts Britain after poisoned Russian spy is released from hospital

Britain has accused Russia of being behind the poisoning, saying it was caused by a type of nerve agent known as Novichok which was developed in the Soviet Union.

Putin wished Skripal 'good health' during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. But he added: 'God grant him good health... If a military-grade poison had been used, the man would have died on the spot. Thank God he recovered and that he left (hospital).'

Putin then accused Britain of failing to respond to the Kremlin's offer of help with the investigation. 'We have several times offered our British partners any necessary assistance in the investigation (of the poisoning). So far we have received no response. Our offer remains open,' he said.

May 18 12:35

Ecuador to remove Julian Assange's extra security from London embassy

President Lenin Moreno makes order after revelations of multimillion dollar spy and security operation set up for WikiLeaks founder.

The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has ordered the withdrawal of additional security assigned to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has remained for almost six years.

Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian Assange
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The move was announced a day after an investigation by the Guardian and Focus Ecuador revealed the country had bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Assange, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police.

Over more than five years, Ecuador put at least $5m (£3.7m) into a secret intelligence budget that protected him while he had visits from Nigel Farage, members of European nationalist groups and individuals linked to the Kremlin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ecuador's President Moreno has just put a knife to the throad of Julian Assange, by removing this extra level of security.

The US and UK both want an example made of him, to demonstrate to the world as to what happens to truth tellers who are honest in their information, which in any way, negates their governmental narratives/propaganda.

So extradition to either country for a kangaroo court trial, where he is tried, convicted, and jailed, may not be enough to sate the hunger of these two Deep State countries for blood, and this time, potentially, literally.

I am hoping and praying that this doesn't happen, but if he is executed, look for the method chosen to be as slow, grizzly, and as horrific as either the executioner can conjure, or what they have been ordered to do.

He will most probably be made to die from his injuries, which may have been non life-threatening, with proper medical care. Perhaps it will be staged to look like a robbery. These images will be plastered all over the media, as an example of what happens when you when you cross the line by actually telling the truth.

I would, however, like to politely point out to the governments of both the US and UK that such an act will make him a martyr, in the eyes of many in the independent media, who admired his courage, and his honesty.

Additionally, such an execution will cause his reputation to grow exponentially, and become an even more meaningful inspiration to the Independent Media.

May 18 09:38

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

The government has proposed a relaxation in the planning laws which apply to fracking.

Under the plans, preliminary drilling could be classed as permitted development - the same law that allows people to build a small conservatory.

May 18 08:38

Conservative MP Calls for Mogg to Replace Theresa May as UK PM After Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has faced opposition from hardline Brexiteers in her government and beyond throughout Brexit negotiations with Brussels, with some questioning her ability to lead Britain in its withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, who represents the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in the House of Commons, said on Friday that fellow Conservative Party MP Jacob Rees-Mogg should replace Theresa May as the Prime Minister of the UK.

May 18 08:23

Supporters desert Labour Friends of Israel

Two parliamentary supporters of Labour Friends of Israel have distanced themselves from the group – an Israeli embassy front – as outrage has grown over its support for the massacre of dozens of protesters in Gaza on Monday.

Writing on Twitter, LFI had blamed the Israeli massacre on Palestinian political and resistance group Hamas.

At her request, member of Parliament Catherine West’s name was removed from the group’s list of supporters overnight on Wednesday.

May 17 17:55

More BRITISH TROOPS could be sent to Afghanistan to defeat ISIS in the Middle East

The Defence Secretary has written to the Prime Minister asking for 450 more troops in Afghanistan, to help the British Army continue their fight against ISIS.

Gavin Williams wants to almost double the number of boots on the ground in the region, and bring the total number of soldiers in the area to 1,100.

May 17 10:16

Donald Trump LAMBASTS ‘freeloading’ NHS and demands UK PAY MORE for drugs after Brexit

DONALD Trump is threatening to use post-Brexit trade talks to lower the price of prescription drugs for US patients by forcing the NHS to pay more, in a move which could cost the UK billions.

The Republican firebrand blamed the US’s high prescription drug costs on countries such as the UK with nationalised healthcare systems, which he believes are “freeloading” at the expense of America.

Commenting on the US prescription drug crisis, Mr Trump said last week: “In some cases, medicine that costs a few dollars in a foreign country costs hundreds of dollars in America for the same pill. That is unacceptable.

“The drug prices have gone through the roof.

May 17 10:15

'People voted for Brexit, NOT purgatory' – FURY as UK may STAY in customs union until 2021

BRITAIN will tell Brussels it is willing to stay in the EU customs union beyond 2021 as the government ended up with another stand-off over the contentious issue in the Brexit debate.

The Brexit "war cabinet" broke up without an agreement early this week as ministers continued to openly challenge the post-EU withdrawal trade agreement but settled on a new “backstop” to avoid a hard Irish border.

Despite the disapproval of lead Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Micheal Gove, the ministers signed off the plans on Tuesday.

The news immediately concerned Eurosceptics with Jacob Rees-Mogg saying: "The risk of the Government using all its mental energy on the fallback position is that they create a position that is more attractive than a permanent deal.

May 17 09:43

Peers defeat government by backing resurrection of inquiry into press behaviour

The government has been defeated in the House of Lords as peers backed a new Leveson inquiry into the behaviour of the press by 252 votes to 213.

The outcome puts the unelected chamber on course for a constitutional clash with the Commons, which had previously rejected a demand for a further investigation into the relationship between the media and police.

The amendment would force the government to establish a new inquiry into allegations of data protection breaches by national news publishers.

May 17 09:41

ANDREW PIERCE: Blair is the real puppet master behind Miliband's excruciating Brexit bashing return

When David Miliband returned to the domestic political scene yesterday, it was in the faintly comical surroundings of a rice factory, on a platform surrounded by shiny blue sacks of Tilda’s finest. It looked a bit like a glam-rock stage from a Slade concert 40 years ago.

Miliband and his pals, Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan, were certainly playing some old tunes about Europe, claiming Britain is being ‘held to ransom’ by Brexiteers, and promising to campaign for MPs to water down the EU Withdrawal Bill when it returns to the Commons.

But if the sight of them looking like a superannuated pop trio with a microphone each was bizarre, there was one conspicuous absentee who stopped them being a not-so-fab four: Miliband’s political mentor, Tony Blair.

May 17 09:40

BBC’s ‘mindless’ late night Royal Wedding push notification pushes some over the edge

The BBC has annoyed the hell out of the Royal wedding weary public with a late-night push notification to alert the world that the bride’s father might/might not attend. For many, it was one too far.

Exasperated by the corporation’s perennial effort to keep them updated on all things Megs-and-Harry, Britons have taken to Reddit to air their grievances.

“It is not acceptable to ping the entire nation (who have it installed) at 9:30pm to tell them that someones (sic) father might not attend a wedding,” Reddit user Purpose2 complained. “This is an abuse of the trust that we place in you.”

May 17 09:24

Collapse of Virgin Trains East Coast deal leaves taxpayers £2BILLION out of pocket

THE FAILED Virgin franchise on the East Coast Mainline has left the country £2billion out of pocket after its deal to run services was cut short, it emerged today.

The Government today confirmed it was taking the routes back into public control, just three years into an eight-year deal which would have been worth £3.3billion had it been seen through to a conclusion.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed the decision in an announcement in the House of Commons today - immediately drawing condemnation from Labour and trade union leaders who dubbed it a "bailout”.

Virgin Trains East Coast, spearheaded by managing director David Horne, won the contract to run the East Coast line after it was privatised in 2015.

May 17 09:06

Police chiefs consider arming officers patrolling rural areas with handguns for the first time to tackle terrorists

Police chiefs are considering arming bobbies patrolling rural areas with handguns for the first time.

Britain's armed policing lead, Simon Chesterman, suggested yesterday that ordinary uniformed officers could be given guns to solve a shortfall in specialist firearms officers in some remote rural and coastal areas.

The controversial proposal would overturn Britain's long-standing tradition of routine unarmed policing.

May 17 08:58

May vows Britain will have an 'independent trade policy' after 2020 as she denies caving into EU by agreeing the UK could stay tied to customs union for longer

Theresa May insisted Britain will have an 'independent trade policy' after 2020 today as she denied caving into the EU over Brexit.

The Prime Minister faced a backlash from Eurosceptics after it emerged her 'war Cabinet' has signed off on an extension as part of a 'backstop' that would avoid a hard Irish border if no other solutions are found.

She confirmed this evening that the UK would soon be putting forward its plans for a fallback option - but claimed the proposal would not prevent the UK striking trade deals with other countries.

May 16 13:59

Police officers REMOVE sleeping bags and belongings of homeless people living on streets outside Windsor Castle - but promise to return them after the royal wedding

Police have been seen clearing away sleeping bags and other possessions belonging to homeless people ahead of the Royal wedding in a video obtained by MailOnline.

The entire areas around Windsor castle is being placed on lock-down as anti-terror bollards are erected and a heavy police presence moves in, ready for Saturday's nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Ahead of a dress rehearsal on Thursday the Berkshire town is being swept for safety risks.

However, while measures were taken to improve security, officers also moved rough sleepers.

The video clip shows officers asking two homeless men, who had pitched up outside a Barclay's Bank opposite Windsor Castle, to pack up their items in see-through bags which are later sealed and taken away in a police van.

May 16 11:57

US Envoy to UK: London Should Spend More on F-35s, Less on Healthcare, Education

Ambassador Woody Johnson's aggressive pitch to Washington's ally across the pond seemed aimed at pressuring the island nation to buy more of America's new fifth-gen fighter jets.

Speaking to reporters at the US embassy in London, the envoy urged the UK to do better on defense, even at the expense of other government spending.

"Healthcare is always going to be an issue; education is always going to be an issue; transportation and infrastructure are always going to be issues, etc. But how important is it to defend yourself?" Johnson asked.

May 15 12:42

London will beg Moscow for forgiveness

A recent article published on oilprice.com under the headline "Why Russian gas is critical for the UK" tries to explain that the energy system of the UK will be deprived of the funding from the EU. Great Britain can satisfy its needs in natural gas only on the level of 40 percent. The United Kingdom imports 75 percent of natural gas from Norway's North Sea fields with about ten more percent accounting for Qatari LNG. It is worthy of note that Scotland, which is unwilling to exit the EU, is determined to dispute the North Sea deposit. As long as gas production in the North Sea has been declining along with the volumes of UK's domestic storage, Russia could become a viable alternative for the Kingdom. "When Britain needed gas on short notice late February, two 164 000 m3 LNG cargoes were delivered from the Russian Yamal LNG. Everyone was glad about it, except for the political elite," the article says. An LNG plant is set to be launched in the Baltic region in 2020.

May 15 12:31

UK GOVERNMENT WILL DEPUTISE NEWSAGENTS TO COLLECT AND RETAIN IDENTITY DOCUMENTS FROM THE NATION'S PORNOGRAPHY VIEWERS

The UK public has spent years being fed a diet of ridiculous, empty promises about the government's capacity to find and block every adult site on the internet, then securely identify who is an adult, and only allow adults to look at adult content.

The fact that this is technologically infeasible and incredibly dangerous did nothing to dampen the ardour of opportunistic, cynical, technologically illiterate Conservative Members of Parliament, who have decreed that wanting it badly is sufficient to make it happen, and who responded to incontrovertible evidence of the plan's unworkability by doubling down on it, proposing to issue Britons unique, porn-browsing ID numbers (even as evidence of the plan's unworkability continues to mount).

May 15 10:47

EXCLUSIVE: UK sells $445m of arms to Israel, including sniper rifles

Value of sales increase tenfold after 2014 Gaza war amid warnings UK weapons, including gear for snipers, could be used to kill Palestinians

May 15 10:40

'DUP ready to TOPPLE May over Brexit betrayal!' Fury at EU deal that would 'DESTROY trade'

The DUP would "happily bring down" Theresa May as Prime Minister if she continues to backtrack on Brexit, according to Brexit Central deputy editor David Scullion.

The Brexiteer told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the Prime Minister needs to be careful about "backsliding" on Brexit, amid growing frustration on the DUP and Tory benches.

Speaking on talkRadio, he warned Mrs May against pushing for the "trade-destroying" customs partnership, which "no-one really wants".

This comes ahead of a crucial Brexit sub-committee meeting led by the Prime Minister today, tasked to resolve the customs union dispute.

May 15 10:24

Russia is threatening WORLD PEACE with unacceptable 'AGGRESSIVE' acts - MI5 SHOCK warning

RUSSIA's leader Vladimir Putin was the target of a scathing attack from MI5 chief Andrew Parker denouncing the country's "flagrant breach" of law to undermine international stability.

MI5 chief Andrew Parker lambasted the Russian Government's attempts to undermine the international political order with its repeated "aggressive and pernicious activities."

In a speech addressing the leaders of 30 European intelligence services – the Counter Terrorism Group – Mr Parker praised Russia for wanting to establish the country on the "world's stage" but voiced his criticism towards Vladimir Putin and his Government.

The MI5 boss said: "We want a cordial relationship with the Russian Government and for it to live up to its international obligations, taking its place on the world’s stage in the rules-based order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"They are supposed to do what we TELL them to do, dammit!" -- Number 9 3/4

May 15 10:05

Royal snub! Majority of Britons NOT INTERESTED in royal wedding, according to SHOCK poll

A MAJORITY of Britons are not interested in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials at St George’s Chapel on May 19, according to a poll commissioned by anti-monarchist pressure group Republic.

May 15 09:58

Gaza violence: Boris Johnson flees Parliament to avoid urgent question (VIDEO)

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson fled the House of Commons, avoiding an urgent question from Labour's Emily Thornberry that requested a response to the killing of 60 Palestinian protesters and the injuring of 2,500.

The one-line question, put forward by the Shadow Foreign Secretary, asked “the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to make a statement on the violence at the Gaza border and its impact on the Middle East peace process.” However she was unable to finish her question before Johnson had scuttled out of the Commons.

May 15 09:46

Spy plays politics: MI5 chief uses terrorism and Russia threat to beg for Brexit clemency

Andrew Parker's visit to Berlin on Monday is being held up as historic, the first public speech outside Britain by a serving head of MI5. However, rather than a spy, Germany got a politician with a Brexit begging letter.

The basic message was that Russia and Muslim terrorists are coming to get you, and you need Britain to help, so please don't hold Brexit against us. The structure of the speech from Parker to other intelligence agencies was classic political theory. Introduce an enemy (Russians and Islamic terrorists), create fear (the Reds are in your Twitter feed), offer a solution (just be our friend after Brexit).

May 15 09:28

FLASHBACK - Blair Lies About Iraq's WMDs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The road to war is paved with lies.

May 15 08:59

Brexit REVEALED: What the EU really thinks of Theresa May's customs union battle

THERESA MAY has faced a raft of criticism inside Westminster and across the Channel in Brussels as she tries to secure a customs agreement that will push Brexit beyond the stall created by the Irish border conundrum.

The Prime Minister has had her negotiation team pushing two options – “maximum facilitation” and a “new customs partnership” – but has failed to win much support in Brussels or Westminster for her ideas, including creating a huge divide in her so-called Brexit war Cabinet.

Maximum facilitation – otherwise known as “MaxFac” to negotiators and the desired option for Brexiteers – uses a series of technology to ensure post-Brexit customs checks are at a minimum and virtually frictionless. While this option is not off the table, The EU has signified it will not be sufficient to in the quest to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland and other experts have suggested the technology needed will not be ready for many years after Britain finally leaves the bloc.

May 15 08:42

Is Putin’s Strategy Finally Beginning to Work?

Washington’s three main European vassal states, Britain, France, and Germany have objected to Trump’s unilateral action. Trump is of the opinion that the multi-nation agreement depends only on Washington. If Washington renounces the agreement, that is the end of the agreement. It doesn’t matter what the other parties to the agreement want. Consequently, Trump intends to reimpose the previous sanctions against doing business with Iran and to impose additional new sanctions. If Britain, France, and Germany continue with the business contracts that have been made with Iran, Washington will sanction its vassal states as well and prohibit activities of British, French, and German countries in the US. Clearly, Washington thinks that Europe’s profits in the US exceed what can be made in Iran and will fall in line with Washington’s decision, as the vassal states have done in the past.

And they might. But this time there is a backlash.

May 14 19:40

Retailers suffer worst slump in visitors since the recession as one in ten High Street premises stands empty

Cold weather and a continued squeeze on Britons' finance has seen footfall at UK shops drop to levels not seen since the recession, new data show.

Footfall dropped by 3.3 per cent in April, following on from a 6 per cent decline in March, which resulted in an 'unprecedented' drop of 4.8 per cent over the two months, according to figures by the British Retail Consortium.

'Not since the depths of recession in 2009, has footfall over March and April declined to such a degree, and even then the drop was less severe at -3.8 per cent,' said Diane Wehrle, Springboard marketing and insights director.

May 14 15:16

Britain to slash F-35 orders? Erm, no, scoffs Lockheed UK boss

F-35 maker Lockheed Martin’s UK chief has breezily dismissed the idea of Britain cutting the number of jets it is buying from the US firm.

Speaking to the Press Association, Peter Ruddock said he was “respectful” of the Ministry of Defence’s financial situation, which happens to include a whopping great big black hole to the tune of £21bn.

But he didn’t believe the MoD would reduce its planned F-35 order, on the grounds that without the full order, Britain’s two new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers would be left in a sticky situation.

May 14 09:03

The Skripal Affair: A Lie Too Far?

The Conservative government decided that it did not need to wait for a police investigation. “The Russians” had tried to assassinate a former intelligence officer turned informant for MI6. Skripal went to jail for that, but was released four years later in an exchange of agents with the United States. Now, “the Russians,” so the Tory hypothesis goes, wanted to settle old scores. Less than 24 hours after the incident in Salisbury, the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, suggested that the Russian government was the prime suspect in what looked like an attempt gone wrong to assassinate Sergei Skripal.

May 14 07:46

‘Independent’ Syrian Observatory for Human Rights receives nearly £200k from UK – Peter Hitchens

The British government has given the self-described ‘impartial’ Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) £194,769.60 for a project to help fund “communications equipment and cameras,” according to journalist Peter Hitchens.

The Sunday Mail’s Hitchens, a regular critic of British foreign policy, tweeted on Sunday: “Boris Johnson's Foreign Office admits it gave £194,769.60 to the supposedly 'independent' Syrian Human Rights Observatory. How many other 'independent' bodies in the Syrian controversy aren't as 'independent' as they look?”

May 14 07:22

'Theresa May is in big trouble!' Farage warns ANOTHER general election is IMMINENT

NIGEL FARAGE claimed that Theresa May is ‘preparing the ground’ for another general election, following the Government’s recent defeats over Brexit in the House of Lords.

May 14 07:21

We’re saved! David Miliband’s back from the USA to rescue the UK from Brexit

THE former Foreign Secretary David Miliband will launch his UK political comeback by joining a cross-party bid to try and stop the hard Brexiteers, including Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, claiming they are “holding Britain to ransom”.

May 14 07:17

Skripal Visited Estonia in 2016 to Meet With Local Intelligence - Reports

Former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned in the UK town of Salisbury in March, secretly visited Estonia in 2016, where he met with local intelligence officers, something that London possibly helped to organize, New York Times reported on Monday.

Having settled in the United Kingdom, Skripal traveled widely offering information on Russia and its network of foreign agents to foreign intelligence services, according to the New York Times newspaper, citing European officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

A senior European official with knowledge of the trip confirmed that Skripal secretly met with a group of Estonian intelligence officers in June 2016. The source did not disclose what was on agenda but described it as "very sensitive information," to the newspaper reported, adding that UK intelligence supposedly facilitated the meeting.

May 13 09:05

We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

A SECRET document, which remained locked away for 30 years, advised the British Government to COVER-UP the realities of EU membership so that by the time the public realised what was happening it would be too late.

Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – have come true.

But damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.

The classified paper, dated April 1971, suggested the Government should keep the British public in the dark about what EEC membership means predicting that it would take 30 years for voters to realise what was happening by which time it would be too late to leave.

May 13 09:04

Brexit is fast becoming a Tory no-win

Theresa May’s Brexit dilemma is becoming more acute. Last week, she failed to garner the support of the Brexit inner cabinet for a so-called ‘new customs partnership’ with the European Union. Even so, May can’t and won’t drop the idea. She’s convinced that it is critical for solving the Irish border issue, and thus unlocking a deal.

May 13 09:00

Polish Immigrants Returning Home Cite Fear of Terrorism, Anti-White Racism by Black Brits

Polish migrants living in and leaving the United Kingdom for their native country have cited concerns about life in contemporary Britain, with issues including economics, anti-white racism, and terrorist attacks.

While the readjustment of the British economy, rapid growth in Poland, and the pending departure of Britain from the European Union account for some returnees, Polish emigres to Britain interviewed for a feature in Polish magazine wSieci also revealed a number of other concerns.

May 13 08:52

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Roshan Salih, a prominent Journalist at Press TV, said: “Compared to western journalists, Palestinian journalists are heroes. Palestinian journalists go out and they literally don’t know whether they are going to come back home in body bags, or end up losing a limb, or whether they are going to end up in prison for months on end”.

May 13 08:27

Brussels ‘planning transition extension’ which would DELAY BREXIT to summer 2021

BRITAIN could remain in the European Union for six months longer than planned if an extension drawn up by Brussels is written into the UK’s Brexit deal, it has been reported.

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And then another 6 months, and another 6 months, and another 6 months, and another 6 months, and another 6 months...

May 13 08:18

WATCH Smoke Bombs in Trafalgar Square: Trade Union March Descends Into Rage

Some demonstrators attending a march for higher salaries in London have detonated smoke bombs.

The English Trades Union Congress (TUC) has organized a march through central London, demanding a new minimum wage of £10 per hour, as well as a money boost for the NHS, education and other public services.

As the union's General Secretary Frances O'Grady described the rally's aim: "There is a new mood in the country. People have been very patient but they are now demanding a new deal."

May 12 19:34

Breaking Bad drug crystal meth is found inside a Home Office toilet... as new boss Sajid Javid shows off 'impressive' sniffer dogs

According to the Sunday Mirror, the drug was found on May 3 at the Home Office’s Marsham Street headquarters.

Some 5,000 staff work in the building.

It was the third such incident to occur in six months at the Home Office - which is the lead department for the nationwide war on drug use.

Yet police decided not to launch a full investigation - the reason for this was not know by Government officials.

An insider said: 'Everyone in the building is talking about this. We’re the lead department in the war against illegal drugs so it’s hugely embarrassing when they’re found under our noses.

'Our job is to break the bad guys, not to feature in an episode of Breaking Bad.'

May 12 18:09

Poundworld for sale after rescue plan is ditched - 5,700 jobs AT RISK

Poundworld is the latest company in the retail industry to fall victim to weak sales and rising costs.

The brand's American backer, TPG, has asked Deloitte to find a buyer for the brand.

This comes less than two weeks after the company announced a rescue plan and the closure of up to 100 shops.

Poundworld has 355 shops across the UK and employs 5,700 people.

May 12 18:01

We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

A SECRET document, which remained locked away for 30 years, advised the British Government to COVER-UP the realities of EU membership so that by the time the public realised what was happening it would be too late.

Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – have come true.

But damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.

The classified paper, dated April 1971, suggested the Government should keep the British public in the dark about what EEC membership means predicting that it would take 30 years for voters to realise what was happening by which time it would be too late to leave.

May 12 17:53

U-TURN! Ofcom WON'T remove Russia Today's broadcast rights despite claims of Putin stooge

RT faced backlash following the nerve agent attack in Salisbury and was accused of promoting the Russian interpretation of events, leading Ofcom to announce they would consider whether to remove their license.

Tom Tugendhat, the Chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, denounced the channel as a “hostile agent” and accused RT of conducting “information warfare.”

Following the Salisbury attack Ofcom said it would consider whether RT’s broadcast license holders, ANO TV Novosti, were “fit and proper”.

But in a stunning U-turn the regulator now appears to have changed its mind.

May 12 11:06

UK ACCIDENTALLY ADMITS USE OF HORRIFYING, ORGAN RUPTURING WEAPONS IN SYRIA

At the beginning of the month (May 2018) the British Ministry of Defence seemingly on accident revealed for the first time that they are unloading horrifyingly inhumane, thermobaric weapons out of drones onto the people of Syria: and it wasn’t even in this recent April 2018 escalation of tension, but last year. They are doing it more often than they’d like to admit.

Somehow the use of thermobaric weapons seems less humane than ripping a person to shreds with shrapnel.

The weapons work by igniting oxygen surrounding the weapon.

A cloud of explosive chemicals is released, and upon impact the fuel-air mixture is detonated, exploding the lungs of animals and human beings in the vicinity, not damaging structures much but filling the lungs of all animals with fuel and burning them in what may be one of the most horrifying ways imaginable to die.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

But then again, please remember that this one of the countries selling bombs and weapons to Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia, which he is using to assassinate infants, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly in Yemen.

This... from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta; how in the name of heaven could it have fallen so morally low as to be doing this in Syria?!?!?

May 12 10:40

The 'witch-hunt' that wasn't: The actual figures behind Troubles legacy investigations

A Northern Irish human rights organization has hit out at claims that a "witch-hunt" is underway against UK armed-forces veterans who served in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

The Pat Finucane Centre, a Derry-based advocacy group, took to Twitter to counter"inaccuracies and blatant lies," published in a Daily Mail 'scoop.' The piece labeled government plans to form a new Historical Investigations Unit (HUI), tasked with investigating unsolved murders during the conflict, as a "betrayal of our soldiers...again!"

But statistics provided by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and originally published by the BBC prove that this is not the case.

The setting up of the HUI was agreed as part of 2014's Stormont House Agreement – overseen by both the Irish and UK governments – and will take over from the now-defunct Historical Enquiries Team (HET), which ran from 2005 to 2014.

May 12 10:37

‘Could the army overthrow a Corbyn government?’ Telegraph op-ed piece gets slammed

Militaristic fantasies were unleashed on The Telegraph's op-ed pages this week, when a piece asked: 'What would a 21st century British coup look like? And what would a Corbyn government have to do to survive it?'

Throwing partisanship out the window, The Telegraph published an opinion piece written by Paul Carter, a political commentator who is writing a book about Harold Wilson and Louis Mountbatten. He wondered if the near-coup led by Earl Mountbatten of Burma could happen in modern times. "Only one week after Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader, a serving general of the army warned of a direct and public challenge if a future Prime Minister Corbyn jeopardised the country's security: 'The army wouldn't stand for it... people would use whatever means possible, fair or foul to prevent that,'" Carter wrote

May 12 10:37

Conservative Activist, Journalist Lauren Southern Detained at Calais, Banned From Entering UK

The government has banned Canadian right-wing activist and journalist Lauren Southern from Britain, being held at Calais just days after Austrian activist Martin Sellner and author Brittany Pettibone were refused entry at Heathrow.

May 12 10:36

Identitarian Activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone Detained at Heathrow Ahead of Planned Speech

Austrian hipster-right Identitarian leader Martin Sellner was detained and refused entry to Britain on Friday at Heathrow airport ahead of a planned speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.

Sellner, along with his partner, YouTube political commentator and author Brittany Pettibone, was refused entry into the UK according to the British branch of the Generation Identity movement.

In a press release, the group said that Sellner and Pettibone arrived in Britain at Luton airport at 1 pm and were told they were being detained because of the planned speech, with authorities claiming Sellner represented, “a far-right group and intend[s] to incite racial hatred.”

The pair were then moved to Heathrow airport at 1 am where they were both placed in detention, along with other foreign nationals waiting to be deported.

May 12 09:36

Motorised shed hits 100mph to break speed record at Pendine Sands

A souped-up motorised shed has broken its own land speed record on a Welsh beach as it hit 100mph.

May 12 09:36

‘Rees-Mogg has a VERY REAL chance of becoming PM!’ Brexit expert in GLOWING recommendation

JACOB Rees-Mogg has “a very real chance” of becoming Prime Minister because the Conservative Party is now very “pro-leave”, a Brexit expert declared.

Matthew Goodwin, Kent University Politics Professor, also caused his audience to laugh when he compared Theresa May to a “body being dragged along” like a character in a Die Hard film.

He said: “We may be beginning to see a stronger eurosceptic turn within the Cabinet. We have seen Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG group which is 60 strong beginning to mobilise very vocally around the argument that there cannot be any form of customs union that would jeopardise what Brexit is about.

May 12 09:27

Liam Fox superbly SHUT DOWN Dimbleby when he attacked Tory Brexiteers as INCOMPETENT

SECRETARY of State for International Trade Liam Fox shut down a savage attack by Jonathan Dimbleby on the BBC Any Questions show when the host accused the Conservatives of being a “bunch of incompetents”.

May 12 09:27

Theresa May's REVENGE as Boris Johnson FROZEN OUT of important Brexit discussions

THERESA MAY has divided her squabbling Brexit war Cabinet and frozen out Boris Johnson after the Foreign Secretary skewered the Prime Minister’s preferred customs plan, labelling it as “crazy”.

May 11 15:34

Make masses carry their mobes, suggests wig in not-at-all-creepy speech

A senior British judge has highlighted the benefits of legislation that obliges people to carry their mobile phone at all times.

Sir Geoffrey Vos QC, Chancellor of the High Court and former head of the Bar Council, raised the prospect of compulsory mobe-carrying in a speech to the Law Society (PDF).

Vos drew attention to the advantages that a permanent record of an individual's movement could have on cutting crime.

He did not personally advocate the compulsory carrying of location-aware technology, but speculated that public resistance to it may diminish in the future.

May 11 10:33

THE LOONEY LEFT STRIKES AGAIN...

Peak stupidity seems to be reached daily. This is pretty funny.

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May 11 09:43

As Violent Crime Soars, Sadiq Khan Vows to Fight Cheeseburgers

As violent crime continues to soar in London, Mayor Sadiq Khan went on air to take the fight to the real problem – cheeseburgers.

Yes, really.

During a series of appearance on morning television, Khan announced a proposal to ban junk food ads across the capital.

Brits reacted by ridiculing Khan for distracting what should be his sole focus right now – violent crime. Latest figures show there has been a 38 per cent surge in knife crime in London. Under Khan, homicides have risen by 27.1 per cent and youth homicide by 70 per cent. Other serious crimes like robbery and home burglaries are also on the increase.

May 11 09:10

The Skripals Will Most Likely Never be Allowed to Talk

In the meantime, I want to refocus on the Skripal case. There is one outright bizarre thing which I initially dismissed, but which really is becoming disturbing: the fact that the Brits are apparently holding Sergei and Iulia Skripal incommunicado. In other words, they have been kidnapped.

May 11 08:58

Breathtaking arrogance of the House of Lords – EXPRESS COMMENT

The House of Lords exists to monitor legislation and provide guidance, not try to run some unelected dictatorship in which they clearly do not believe the "little people" are capable of thinking for themselves.

In addition to that, given that some members are receiving farming subsidies from the EU, there looks to be at least the possibility of a conflict of interest. Just who is keeping an eye on the Lords? This is a sideshow we do not need at a very delicate moment in our history and if the Lords are not careful, history is what they, too, will become. There are enough concerns already about the bloated size of the second chamber and about its relevance in the 21st century.

If they prove themselves to be anti-democratic practitioners intent only on following their own agenda, then they will be signing their own death warrant.

May 11 08:19

What is the link between the UK Foreign Office and terrorist groups in Syria?

May 11 08:05

UK silence on Israel’s detention of Palestinian children

Some UK politicians are getting fed up with Israel’s disregard for international law on the rights of children. 6 years after a damning report on “Israel’s widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian child detainees,” next to nothing had improved, and Israel refused an additional follow-up visit.

But even as some are calling for tough measures, the UK voted against a resolution on Israeli accountability at the UN Human Rights Council last March.

May 11 07:12

Police threaten to ARREST Facebook users who mocked them over a post boasting that patrols had seized a tiny amount of cannabis from a youth in a nature reserve

Police officers threatened to arrest Facebook users who poked fun at their minuscule drugs bust after seizing a tiny amount of cannabis from a man sat in a car.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police posted about a 'small quantity' of cannabis they confiscated from a 'young man who was parked up alone' on Tuesday.

But their boast was met by a barrage of sarcastic and hilarious comments - which did not sit well with the officers and they threatened to prosecute the jokers.

One person commented 'You're a clown', while another questioned 'did you fee the ducks... getting paid for a nice bike ride in the park.'

One user added: 'Hope you manage to nail Pablo Escobar this afternoon.'

The post was shared across social media with others commenting: 'Wow that's put a dent in the war on drugs lol.'

May 11 06:51

Shining lasers at planes in the UK could now get you up to 5 years in jail

Freshly passed law means intent is no longer important

May 10 18:38

The Implications of the U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

E. Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine, interviewed on Press TV on President Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

May 10 16:04

UK: Sharing 'Hate Posts' Online Could Lead to Six Months In Jail Under Newly Proposed Rules

The rulers of what many are now calling "Cuck Island" want to throw Brits in prison for sharing or commented on so-called "hate posts" on social media.

May 10 15:22

'Questions need answering': Academics pull apart UK's Skripal poisoning claims

In response to the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media - made up of British academics specializing in subjects from Russian studies to medical science - concluded that “substantive questions raised need answering, especially given the seriousness of the political situation in the Middle East and UK-Russian relations.”

Among other things, the briefing suggests that:

  • It is not seriously disputed nerve agent A-234 can be produced in any advanced lab.
  • The failure of the assassination attempt suggests the perpetrators lacked competence of state-directed assassins.
  • No other attempted assassinations of defectors from Russian intelligence services have been recorded.
  • May 10 10:02

    Donald Trump angers Scots after luxury golf resort bans Irn-Bru

    Trump has really done it now. He has banned the Scots #1 soft drink from his Scottish resort and golf course. Boy is he in big trouble now!
    Where is William Wallace when you need him. Trump can kill them,attack their country,sanction them,but the Scots will never give up their Irn Bru!

    It is the best-selling soft drink in Scotland, often referred to as the country's "other national drink," so it should perhaps come as no surprise that the banning of Irn-Bru from a luxury golf resort owned by Donald Trump has caused many Scots to see, erm, orange.

    May 10 09:38

    Brexit news: May’s customs partnership plan will cost Britain '£60MILLION A WEEK'

    THERESA MAY’S controversial Customs Partnership proposal could see Britain sending the European Union £60million-a-week in import duties, experts warned last night.

    May 10 09:37

    Britain's first private police force to go nationwide after success in London's wealthiest neighbourhoods

    Britain’s first private police force is set to be rolled out across the nation following its success in three of London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods.

    The force, called My Local Bobby, makes citizens arrests and can gather evidence to launch private prosecutions.

    Clients who pay up to £200-a-month are given a direct line to a local officer, who they can also track on an iPad, and enjoy a meet-and-greet service from Tube stations or cars.

    The scheme, which was set up by former Met officers David McKelvey and Tony Nash, is currently being trialled in Belgravia, Mayfair and Kensington.

    May 10 08:51

    REVEALED: Brexit wrecker's EU handouts - Duke of Wellington pocketed farming subsidies

    THE House of Lords ringleader defying the will of the people over Brexit receives significant EU land subsidies for his vast country estate. The Duke of Wellington is chief among a group of unelected peers who have helped inflict 14 defeats on the Government’s flagship Brexit legislation in the Lords.

    May 10 08:32

    What They're NOT Telling You About London

    May 10 08:18

    How Britain enabled the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    Supporters of Israel among Britain’s ruling elite tend to recite mantras about the two nations sharing the same values.

    If theft and plunder were regarded as values, the mantras would have a ring of truth to them.

    Expecting full honesty and transparency from Theresa May’s government would, however, not be realistic. So it comes as little surprise that one of her cabinet colleagues has wished Israel a happy 70th birthday, while trumpeting its commitment to “justice, compassion, tolerance.”

    The greeting – from Gavin Williamson, Britain’s defense secretary – was delivered at a time when unarmed protesters were being massacred in Gaza.

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