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Feb 19 09:22

Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.

Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.

Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" the MPs had felt unable to continue working for the policies that "inspired millions" at the 2017 election.

Feb 19 09:22

Galloway slams ‘Seven Dwarfs’ for ditching Labour, says he wants to rejoin party (VIDEO)

George Galloway says he has formally asked the Labour Party to let him rejoin after his “ridiculous expulsion” by Tony Blair over his opposition to the Gulf War.

The former Labour MP revealed his application in a nine-minute-long video commenting not only on his hopes for the future of the Labour Party, but criticising the party’s breakaway MPs, dubbing them the ‘Seven Dwarfs’.

Feb 19 09:21

Facebook accused of acting like 'digital gangsters' in a devastating report by lawmakers

British lawmakers have accused Facebook of behaving like "digital gangsters", abusing its dominant power in social networks, and behaving "ahead of and beyond the law."

The comments come in a devastating report on fake news by British Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, made up of cross-party UK politicians and led by Conservative MP Damian Collins.

Facebook deliberately flouted privacy and competition laws and should be subject to new regulation, the committee wrote.

Lawmakers accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of showing "contempt" for UK Parliament, and a larger gathering of international parliaments after he refused to give evidence three times.

Feb 19 08:49

UK To Strengthen Military Presence In Arctic To Oppose Russia, But Russia Is Prepared

British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said the United Kingdom intends to strengthen the military presence in the Arctic to “protect” NATO’s northern flank from Russia’s actions, according to The Telegraph.

According to the newspaper, more than 1,000 British Navy marines will conduct annual training with Norwegian colleagues as part of a 10-year program, forming a new detachment in the near future, Williamson said during a visit to the military base in Bardufoss, Norway.

The British minister also mentioned that the United Kingdom will send to the Arctic region next year a Poseidon P8 maritime patrol plane to monitor the growing activity of Russian submarines.

Feb 19 08:48

EU banks are in the clear over Brexit as they will be able to carry on using London for £60 trillion of crucial trading even if there is a No Deal

Major banks on the Continent will be able to carry on using London for £60 trillion of crucial trading activity even if there is a No Deal Brexit.

Large lenders inside the European Union have been given permission by Brussels to continue accessing so-called clearing houses in the City for a year after we leave.

These clearing houses allow banks to trade complicated derivatives which underpin vital lending to households and businesses.

Feb 19 08:47

Secret documents spark new questions for Sadiq Khan over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan's oversight of the Crossrail fiasco was called into question today as secret documents revealed his spin doctors were drafting crisis plans almost a fortnight before the date on which he claims he discovered the line would not open on time.

Documents obtained by the Evening Standard under Freedom of Information laws show the first of 10 draft press releases, announcing the axing of last December’s royal opening, were sent by Crossrail to Transport for London on August 17 last year.

This was 12 days before the Mayor says he was told the cross-London rail line could not open as planned.

Feb 19 08:47

The decline and fall of brand BBC

The BBC is in a mess. The brand is arguably already damaged beyond repair yet the broadcaster seems unable to change tack.

According to some analysts trust in brands is declining and has been for some time. It would appear that when it comes to slogans and promises the twenty first century customer is much more discerning than their predecessors, more demanding, less compliant. We’ve become sceptical. Experience has shown that all too often reality fails to match the rhetoric.

How to win back trust once it has eroded? Is it even possible to win it back? When Jewellery impresario Gerald Ratner mocked his own products back in the 1990s trust evaporated immediately. It was commercial suicide. The brand never recovered, nor did Ratner.

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Feb 18 13:00

UK parliament calls Facebook leaders 'digital gangsters'

Facebook and its execs have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UKparliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated

Feb 18 10:19

BEX ALERT - Skripal Under Close Medical Supervision After His Health Worsens - Reports

Russian former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal has suffered deterioration in his health and is being treated by doctors at home amid fears that he may never fully recover from poisoning, the Sunday Times reported citing an intelligence source.

"His health has got worse and he's been receiving medical care at his home. No one has any idea of what will happen to him because there's very little that's known about the impact the nerve agent will have in the long run," the source told the Sunday Times.

Feb 18 10:02

In "Serious Blow" To US, Britain Concludes Huawei Is "Manageable Risk" To 5G Rollout

Following intense pressure from the US on its European allies to boycott the use of Huawei products in the rollout of next-generation 5G products and shut out the Chinese telecom giant from local markets, Germany was the first nation to rebuke Washington, with Handeslblatt reporting last week that the German government wanted to avoid excluding products offered by Huawei.

Now it's the UK's turn.

In the latest "serious blow" to US efforts to persuade allies to ban the Chinese supplier from high-speed telecommunications systems, the FT reported that the British government has concluded that it can "mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks."

Feb 18 08:26

Spike in Gibraltar Tensions as Spanish Ship Orders Vessels to Leave UK Waters

Royal Navy ships have been deployed in response to the incident, which was described as a "foolish game" by a spokesperson for the government of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. The incident comes amid UK-Spanish tensions over Gibraltar which have reached a fever-pitch as the 29 March date for Brexit approaches.

When asked about Sunday's incident involving a Spanish warship in Gibraltar waters, British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson pledged on Monday that the UK "will always be there to defend our sovereign interests and defend Britain's national interests".

The crew of a Spanish warship ordered commercial vessels to leave Gibraltar waters, a spokesman for the government of the UK overseas territory said on Sunday, accusing the Spanish ship of trying to take "executive action" against the commercial vessels.

Feb 18 07:45

UK Remainers plan huge march, possible referendum in run-up to Brexit

British campaigners and Members of Parliament opposed to the country's imminent withdrawal from the European Union, which many believe would take place in a disorderly manner, are planning a huge march and a possible referendum to stop the divorce days before the official deadline at the end of March.

The Observer newspaper said on Sunday that hundreds of thousands could turn up at the march in central London on March 23, which is aimed to protest government plans for leaving the EU either on terms of a controversial deal, which is yet to gain Parliament’s approval, or without an agreement, a move that could unleash huge economic uncertainties.

The march is mainly aimed at persuading members of the parliament to endorse the idea that they should only back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal if it is put to a final vote of the British people, or in other words a new referendum three years after the June 2016 vote that triggered the divorce.

Feb 17 17:00

The £24bn bonanza: Britain's top banks poised to reveal biggest profits since financial crisis

Figures out this week are tipped to indicate that Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC and RBS made a combined profit of £23.9 billion last year – an astonishing 85 per cent increase on the previous 12 months when the figure was just £12.9 billion.

Feb 17 16:58

Unisex toilets in schools are leaving girl pupils 'too afraid to use the loo over fears of 'period shaming', sexual harassment and a lack of privacy'

A growing number of schools are ditching separate sex loos claiming they are not inclusive to transgender children and are a breeding ground for bullying.

But some girls are avoiding going to the toilet during school hours because of cruel taunts from boys and a lack of privacy, according to the Daily Express.

And some girls even avoid drinking water so that they will not have to use the toilet.

A parent of a secondary school girl told the newspaper that 'boys are always speculating on whether girls are having their periods according to how long they take in the toilet.'

Feb 17 09:54

BREXIT BOOST: Nigel Farage TAKES CONTROL as 100,000 people join new party in one week

NIGEL Farage’s new Brexit Party has recruited a massive 100,000 members just one week after being registered - and even before the party formally launched or even opened an office.

Feb 17 08:44

Six People Detained After Yellow Vests Rally in London Turns Violent - Police

Two police officers were attacked by angry protesters as law enforcement attempted to control yellow vests demonstrators marching through Whitehall and Piccadilly, The Independent reported, citing London's Metropolitan Police.

"Six arrests were made following a moving yellow vest protest in Whitehall and Piccadilly on Saturday, 16 February. Two officers were assaulted during the course of policing the protest", a police spokesman stated, as quoted by The Independent.

Feb 17 08:15

Philip Hammond's visit to China is cancelled last-minute 'after Beijing pulled out of talks over minister's threat to deploy aircraft carrier Big Lizzie to the Pacific'

Philip Hammond will not visit China this weekend amid reports that Beijing pulled out of trade talks after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific.

The Chancellor was expected to meet Chinese vice premier Hu Chunhua, but Treasury sources said the trip was never confirmed.

It follows reports in the Sun newspaper that Mr Hu scrapped the plans hours after Mr Williamson announced that he would be sending HMS Queen Elizabeth to the Pacific region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a bone-headed move. Great Britain needs a trade deal with China to help it through a no-deal BREXIT. What was Gavin thinking?

Feb 17 08:01

Donald Trump urges Britain to 'take back' ISIS fighters or US will 'release them'

US president Donald Trump has said Britain and other European allies should "take back" more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria.

Trump warned the ISIS fighters could "permeate Europe" and called on Britain, France and Germany to "step up" and put the prisoners on trial in their countries.

US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture ISIS's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.

Now Trump wants European countries to help out in putting them in jail through their respective justice systems.

Feb 16 10:29

China Cancels Trade Talks with UK in Protest over Defence Secretary Williamson’s Speech

Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has cancelled trade talks with Britain’s Finance Minister, Mr Philip Hammond, after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy an aircraft carrier in Beijing’s backyard, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday (Feb 14).

Mr Hu was due to hold trade talks with Mr Hammond this weekend.

Instead, the newspaper said, Mr Hu cancelled the talks in protest at Mr Williamson’s speech on Monday.

Mr Williamson had said in a fiery speech that Britain must be prepared to boost its “lethality” and threatened to send the warship to the Pacific in response to Beijing’s military ambitions.

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Bad move, Gavin.

Feb 16 09:37

11 Broken BREXIT Promises

Feb 16 09:10

Hungary tells UK Jewish group to 'mind its own business' over antisemitism

A Hungarian government minister has accused a senior representative of British Jews of politically-motivated lying, telling her to “mind your own business” following a meeting in which she raised concerns about antisemitism.

The secretary of state, Vince Szalay-Bobrovniczky, wrote to Marie van der Zyl, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, this week to take issue with the board’s account of a meeting between the pair.

The board said the meeting, which took place on 8 February, was “an important opportunity to raise a number of the [BOD’s] long-standing concerns directly with the Hungarian government, including the use of antisemitic tropes and … moves to downplay the role of historical Hungarian leaders in supporting the Holocaust.”

Other issues raised by the board included the Hungarian government’s attitude to Muslims and migrants, and relations between it and Jewish communities in the country.

Feb 16 09:05

Where A No-Deal Brexit Would Hit Hardest

In recent weeks, the chances of a dreaded no-deal Brexit occurring have increased exponentially ahead of the deadline on March 29th.

A new study has looked into that scenario's potential impact on jobs across the world. Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that the analysis was carried out by the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), focusing on 56 industrial sectors across 43 countries while assuming a 25 percent drop in EU exports to the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.

It found that Germany could lose the most jobs with around 103,000 threatened if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal.

Feb 15 10:30

Half of universities in England have fewer than 5% poor white students

More than half of universities in England have fewer than 5% of white working-class students in their intakes, according to researchers.

A report from the National Education Opportunity Network (Neon) found that white youngsters in receipt of free school meals were the least likely of any group to study at university after those from Traveller backgrounds.

White students make up the majority of people living in areas where university attendance is lowest and those who do attend are more likely to enrol at less prestigious post-1992 universities.

Feb 15 09:48

May’s Dutch ‘Ally’: ‘Weak’ UK ‘Too Small’ to Be World Player After Brexit

The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that the UK is “too small” to be a world player after Brexit.

Prime Minister Rutte, often sold as Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘closest ally’ out of all European leaders, made the comments in an interview with Spanish newspaper El País on Wednesday and claimed the UK was on a “precipice” of a “devastating” no-deal Brexit.

Asked whether he thought the European Union would be “weakened” by the United Kingdom’s exit, Mr Rutte replied, “It is the United Kingdom that will be weakened by Brexit.

“It is already weakening,” the establishment centre-right politician continued, “it is a waning country compared to two or three years ago.

“It is going to become an economy of intermediate size somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. It is neither the U.S. nor the EU.

“It is too small to appear on the world stage on its own.”

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"It is better to rule in hell than serve in heaven." -- Milton

Feb 15 09:47

Mainstream Media Journo Urges Bosses to Sack Brexit-voting Workers First

Mainstream media favourite Terry Christian has taken some backlash after claiming he knows employers planning to sack Brexit-voting employees, and urging other bosses to do the same.

“Brexiters were conned – maybe it won’t hit home until they get that P45,” Christian asserted on social media, referring to the form a typical British worker would receive after being laid off.

“[T]hankfully i know at least 3 employers already ensuring brexit voters are laid off first , all employers should follow suit where possible [sic],” he added.

Feb 15 09:39

Tony Blair Admits to ‘Nascent Alliance’ Between Islamist and Left-wing Politics

Former Labour leader Tony Blair has admitted there is a “nascent alliance” between Islamists and the political left in Britain.

In a wide-ranging interview focusing mainly on his desire to overturn the British public’s vote for Brexit in 2016, the controversial 65-year-old told Sophy Ridge of Sky News: “There is, I’m afraid, there is a kind of nascent alliance between what I would call bits of the sort of Islamist type of politics and the left.”

“And you can see this not just here in the UK, you can see it across Europe — and yes, it gives rise to anti-Semitism. It’s not your old traditional anti-Semitism of the old kind of right-wing nature of, you know, not wanting Jewish people in golf clubs and that type of thing, but it’s every bit as pernicious and, you know, to have a situation where you’ve got Labour MPs worried because they happen to be Jewish, I mean…” Blair added, trailing off.

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Right wing Phony Tony is trying to demonize the left.

Feb 15 08:33

BREXIT BETRAYAL: How British public was 'DECEIVED into voting YES in 1975 referendum'

BRITAIN voted by a margin of two-to-one to to stay in the European Economic Community, what is now the EU, in a 1975 referendum – but British citizens were deceived into voting “Yes” as politicians told them they were merely deciding on trading arrangements and not whether they wanted to be part of a "bossy superstate”, a book claims.

Feb 14 16:04

Flashback: Gordon Brown Dumped Britain’s Gold to Save Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan

The Telegraph’s Thomas Pascoe has released a riveting account of why Gordon Brown dumped 400 tonnes of Britain’s gold (which has been dubbed Brown’s Bottom) intentionally at the lowest price possible.

Pascoe’s sources have informed him that one globally significant US bank was short 2 tonnes of gold at the time of the 400 tonne gold dump.
Goldman Sachs reportedly approached Treasury Head of Commodities Gavyn Davies to explain its dire predicament, and the immediate global financial consequences should The Vampire Squid default on its gold delivery obligations.

Pascoe alleges that Gordon Brown used various mechanisms (telegraphing the sale, using an auction rather than the London fix, etc) to intentionally sell Britain’s gold reserves at the lowest possible price to save the necks of Goldman Sachs’ massive gold shorts (which likely included JP Morgan which was even more massively short gold at the time).

Feb 14 11:20

We Will Not be Leaving the EU, Brexit Will Never be Delivered

We have a Remain prime minister, leading a Remain government, with a Remain Opposition, sending a Remain civil servant to Remain Brussels to discuss Brexit. What could possibly go wrong?

Feb 14 11:12

Downing Street Insists No-Deal Remains a Brexit Option, Despite Claims

The government was on damage control duty Wednesday after a senior civil servant was overheard speaking loudly in a Brussels bar saying Brexit could be delayed, the latest in a series of government figures to do so.

The Prime Minister told Parliament Wednesday that members should not take “what someone said to someone else as overheard by someone else, in a bar” as gospel after her chief advisor on Europe Oliver ‘Olly’ Robbins was heard by a British journalist talking about the future of Brexit in a hotel bar in Brussels.

Theresa May continued to say: “It is very clear the government’s position is the same. We triggered Article 50 (the process by which the UK leaves the EU)… that had a two-year time limit, that ends on the 29 March… We want to leave with a deal, and that’s what we are working for”, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Feb 14 10:48

UK Secured Only 7 of 69 Trade Partners Ahead of Looming Brexit

British Trade Minister Liam Fox fended off criticism in the Parliament, arguing that many countries would find it much easier to strike a trade deal with the UK, than with a bloc of 28 countries.

Britain has so far managed to secure deals with 7 of the 69 countries — UK's trade partners under preferential EU free trade agreements. The struck agreements account for £16bn of the near-£117bn of British trade with the countries involved.

Given, that in less than two months, the UK may leave the EU without any deal, let alone remaining part of the bloc's customs union and single market area — British lawmakers barged their criticism onto the Trade Minister on Wednesday.

"If it was so easy, why have we not been able to roll over more than a dozen deals we currently have?" asked SNP's Stewart Hosie.

Feb 14 10:42

UK Lawmakers Reject Amendment Calling on Gov't to Delay Brexit

Earlier in the day, Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay stated that London would definitely leave the EU next month without a deal unless Brussels offers some concessions that would make it possible for the government to gain the support of MPs.

The UK parliament rejected an amendment, backed by the Scottish National Party (SNP) and Liberal Democrats, which sought to postpone the date of Brexit by at least three months. The motion was defeated, as only 93 MPs voted for it, while 315 voted against the delay.

Feb 14 05:34

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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>>>Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran who was deposed and imprisoned at the behest of powerful interests by Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill over access to Iranian oil.>>>

(*we can still blame the democrats , by simply going full on denial of any 'stinking' Obama Iran Deal !

that never actually happened !

once Trump wiped it off the map !

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ain't that right , boys ?)

Feb 13 20:10

Judge calls for review of fertility law after transgender man used sperm donor to give birth

Transgender men’s ability to access fertility treatment to have children should be reviewed by the Government, Britain’s most senior family court judge has said.

Sir Andrew McFarlane, the president of the Family Division of the High Court, invited Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, to review fertility laws after hearing the case of a transgender man who was able to access a sperm donor 10 days after legally completing his gender transition.

The man, who was born a woman and is identified only as TT, became pregnant and has taken his case to the High Court to be registered as the “father” on the child’s birth certificate.

Feb 13 10:47

Brexit LIVE: May facing ANOTHER DEFEAT in Commons as ERG DEMAND pledge on 'no deal'

BREXIT rebels are threatening to inflict another damaging defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May tomorrow over a motion tabled her's name which they claim would commit her to avoiding EU withdrawal without a deal.

Feb 13 10:19

Regardless, utility “Smart” Meters are going to be installed in homes of dementia patients in the UK so they can be monitored and tracked.

Issues associated with them include fires, explosions, malfunctioning appliances, measurement errors, and inflated bills. None of that is obviously good for dementia patients or anyone else really. They also emit harmful wireless WiFi radiation. Research has determined that exposure to wireless radiation can disrupt the blood-brain barrier which may cause it to leak. This can also kill brain cells. Regardless, utility “Smart” Meters are going to be installed in homes of dementia patients in the UK so they can be monitored and tracked. As if these dementia patients didn’t already have enough problems…

They will flag up any sudden change in behaviour which could indicate an illness, a fall or a decline in their mental state. The meters will be able to send alerts to family members or carers, who can pop round to check if the patient is all right.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, if Britain's NHS is hoping that the installation of these meters will hasten the demise of their dementia patients, rather than give them the best possible quality of life before they pass on.

And the issue of what happens to the data, after it is collected, will most probably be a real challenge for security network people, in keeping this data secure.

Feb 13 10:09

Hundreds of Saudi police officers trained in Britain 'aiding regime to commit torture'

Hundreds of Saudi police officers were trained in Britain last year, despite claims the skills they acquire could help the regime commit torture, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

The College of Policing, which sets the standards for UK police forces, has increased its work with a desert kingdom that faces global condemnation for alleged state-sponsored brutality.

The Telegraph investigation has found 268 Saudi police officers attended British training sessions between January and October last year. The figure dwarfs the number sent by other countries at the same time and comes as the regime faces accusations it arrested and tortured children, including some who were sentenced to death, according to a human rights charity.

Feb 13 09:17

DUP Condemns Blair, Major for ‘Playing on Fears’ over Irish Border

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Gregory Campbell has accused arch remainers John Major and Tony Blair of “playing on the fears” of people living along the Irish border as they campaign to stop the UK making a clean break of the EU.

Mr Campbell made the comments after Mr Blair said there would be “devastating” consequences for Northern Ireland if the UK left the EU without a deal, while Mr Major said he fears a return to sectarian violence.

“Two former Prime Ministers should be more responsible in their language,” Mr Campbell told the Belfast Telegraph on Monday.

Feb 13 09:17

Italy to Explore ‘Bilateral Ties’ for WTO Brexit over Fear of Losing Trade

Italy’s populist, Eurosceptic government is examining potential bilateral arrangements with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit to safeguard against potential economic damage.

The UK is Italy’s third largest food products market, after Germany and the United States, accounting for €23 billion (£20bn/$26bn) annually — a bilateral surplus of €10 billion (£8.8bn/$11.3bn).

The country’s coalition government of the right-populist League and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) is worried that the European Commission’s inflexible attitude to Brexit will come at a cost of EU member state Italy, reports The Telegraph, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte telling his Brexit Task Force to examine the impact a no-deal will have on trade, ports, and customs.

Feb 13 09:02

TOMMY THREAT Tommy Robinson will end up winning European elections if Brexit is delayed, Rees-Mogg warns

TOMMY Robinson could win the European elections if Brexit is delayed, Jacob Rees-Mogg warned today.

The far-right thug could stand as a Ukip candidate in the European Parliament if Britain stays in the EU past July.

Feb 13 09:02

OFF WITH EUR HEADS Brexiteers will end up on the guillotine, sneering Eurocrat claims in bizarre rant

BREXITEERS could end up on the guillotine, a top Eurocrat suggested today in a bizarre rant.

Guy Verhofstadt compared Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove to the leaders of the French Revolution.

And he concluded by pointing out that all the chief revolutionaries got executed by their former followers.

Feb 12 08:47

More Irish investors storing their gold here

GoldCore has recently transported gold bullion coins and bars weighing nearly 2,000 troy ounces (over 60 kilos) and worth more than €2m into the country from the UK.

This is believed to be the largest legitimate movement of gold bullion into Ireland in decades.

The company said the movement of gold reflected a growing demand from UK and Irish investors to relocate tangible assets out of the UK and "closer to home".

It added that it expects ongoing consignments of gold bullion to be transported and securely stored in its new vaults in the run up to the Brexit deadline on March 29.

As Brexit comes to a head, GoldCore said it is seeing a growing preference amongst Irish investors to store their gold domestically here rather than Perth, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Singapore and especially London.

Feb 12 08:41

Rees-Mogg in Brexit delay WARNING - Far-right to cause EU vote SHOCK

JACOB Rees-Mogg warned delaying Brexit and forcing the UK to take part in the European Parliament elections could lead to the triumph of far-right parties, as people would vote to "protest" against the bloc and the Government.

Feb 12 08:33

Delingpole: PM May and Her ‘Snake-Like Civil Servants’ Deliberately Sabotaged Free Trade Brexit

Theresa May and her Remainer civil servants secretly sabotaged an offer made by the EU Council President Donald Tusk of a free trade deal exit from the EU because all they ever really wanted was Brexit In Name Only.

Of the many things I’ve heard about the Establishment’s outrageous scheming to scupper Brexit this is by far the most damning – and it deserves much wider coverage.

It was Martin Durkin (director of Brexit: the Movie) who drew my attention to it.

Feb 12 08:22

Food banks furore: Amber Rudd admits botched roll-out of Universal Credit DID drive more benefits claimants to use them

Welfare reforms are partly to blame for greater use of food banks, Amber Rudd admitted yesterday.

After years of official denials, the Work and Pensions Secretary said the roll-out of Universal Credit was one of the causes of growing hunger.

The monthly benefits payment, which merges six different benefits for working-age Britons into one, was supposed to be up and running by April 2017. Having faced numerous delays, it is now not expected to be fully operational across the country until December 2023.

When Universal Credit was first rolled out, recipients had to wait six weeks for their first handout. That limit has been cut by a week – but Miss Rudd said it was absolutely clear that the delays in claimants getting their benefits had meant more were forced to turn to food banks.

Feb 12 08:21

Pro-Europe majority must wake up before the continent sleepwalks into oblivion and the EU vanishes like the USSR, says billionaire financier George Soros

George Soros has called for pro-Europe voters to wake up before the continent 'sleepwalks into oblivion' ahead of the looming European elections.

Writing in an article for business website MarketWatch, billionaire businessman Soros said the EU faced going the way of the Soviet Union if people didn't act to save it.

'Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late,' Soros wrote.

Feb 12 08:21

Theresa May 'to quit this summer': PM 'hints to friends she will go at a time of her own choosing after Brexit in bid to prevent Boris taking over'

Theresa May is ready to walk away from Downing Street in the summer if her Brexit deal gets passed, it was claimed today.

Allies of the PM believe she is preparing to trigger a leadership contest once the UK formally leaves the bloc - and prevent Boris Johnson taking over.

There has been mounting speculation that Mrs May will not carry on in No10 for long after March 29.

Feb 12 08:19

China and the UK Will Sit to Sign Trade Deal Soon After Brexit – Scholar

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is expected to make a speech on Monday, in which he’ll say that Britain must stand up to those who “flout international law”. He will also say that the UK needs bolder and stronger armed forces prepared to use “hard power”.

Williamson will also confirm that the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is to be deployed to the Pacific region along with F-35 jets. China claims ownership to several disputed islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Earlier, Japan, India, Australia and the US formed the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue group and conducted joint naval exercises in the region in an effort to restrain Beijing. According to Williamson, the UK will have to be ready to show the high price of aggressive behavior and to strengthen its resilience.

Feb 12 08:16

Britain’s Gavin Williamson places Russia & China on notice, I'm not joking

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is itching for conflict with Russia and China. He’s not mad. Not even slightly. But he is stupid. Very.

Unlike former fireplace salesman Gavin Williamson, I am no military expert. But then you do not need to be one to understand that while Britain going to war with Russia and China might work as a video game, the real thing would be an exceedingly bad idea.

So why then in a speech delivered to the Royal United Services Institute in London, did Mr Williamson’s argument on the feasibility of the real thing elicit applause rather than the shrieks of horror and demands he be sacked forthwith it should have? This is a serious question, by the way. It is one that cuts through British establishment verbiage to reveal a country ruled not by the sober and doughty political heavyweights of years gone by, but by foaming fanatics in expensive suits.

Feb 12 08:10

UK Defense Minister's Belligerent Rhetoric Toward Russia, China Absurd - Scholar

The UK should strengthen its global presence and enhance its lethality according to UK Defense Minister Gavin Williamson as he addressed the Royal United Services Institute on Monday.

The cabinet minister unveiled plans to modernize and strengthen the UK armed forces to prepare Britain in the post-Brexit world. Williamson spoke about UK plans to send its new aircraft carrier to the Pacific – where there is currently a territorial dispute in the South China Sea — invest in offensive cyber capabilities and adopt a harder military stance after Brexit. The UK withdrawal from the EU is of course only weeks away as Prime Minister Theresa May tries to strike a last-minute deal with Europe.

Feb 12 07:46

Yes of course Israel is interfering in British politics

Sarah Leah Whitson, the head of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division, was fiercely attacked by anti-Palestinian groups and pundits this weekend.

She had shared a posting of mine on the manufactured “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” story.

My tweet included an article from last year in which I reported a clear example of Israeli interference in British politics.

The “Act.IL” organization, which is coordinated and backed by Israel’s so-called Ministry of Strategic Affairs, had used a troll army to spread false information about Jeremy Corbyn – the leader of the UK’s official opposition party.

Whitson commented, “Why is this #Israel interference in domestic UK politics acceptable? Is it only a problem when Russia does this?”

Feb 12 07:44

Theresa May Giving Speech in Parl't Ahead of Brexit Deal Debate

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech in the House of Commons as she seeks changes to her deal negotiated with Brussels last year.

Earlier in the day, PM May told her ministers that she wouldn't ask parliament to vote on a revised Brexit deal this week as she needs more time to negotiate amendments with the European Union.

Feb 11 15:53

All Crashed Out

Feb 11 10:49

Top HRW official accuses Israel of meddling in UK, gets called ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Middle East Director Sarah Leah Whitson is under fire from Jewish organizations after claiming Israel is meddling in UK domestic politics by summoning a “manufactured” anti-Semitism crisis.

The incident began when Asa Winstanley, a journalist for the Electronic Intifada, a US-based pro-Palestinian news outlet, warned that new accusations would soon rock the UK’s Labour Party, which has been dogged by scandals ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader in 2015.

Feb 11 10:46

UK Sending Aircraft Carrier To China In "Show Of Force"

Perhaps out of humiliation over the ongoing spectacular tragicomedy that is Brexit, and in desperate need of a distraction from her domestic political troubles, Theresa May has taken a page out of the the US neocon playbook, and has decided to send Britain’s new aircraft carrier to China’s backyard in what The Times has dubbed "a show of strength" - just in case Beijing is unclear how to respond to this hilarious development - because apparently the UK believes it is a US stunt-double when it comes to sending Beijing messages about its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, that's it: in making this move, Prime Minister May has proven, without a doubt, that she has gone completely round the bend, gone "mental", and has to be removed for the safety and continued lives of her brother and sister Brits.

And the worst thing about this move, is that Chinese Military and other officials are laughing their collective heads off at it.

Feb 11 10:26

EXCLUSIVE – Hungary Blames Brussels for Brexit, Will Do ‘Huge Harm’ to EU

Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has revealed that his government blames the European Union for the British people’s vote for Brexit in 2016, and admitted it will inflict a huge blow to the bloc in economic and security terms, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.
“We regret it a lot, the decision of the British people [to vote for Brexit],” the Hungarian statesman told Breitbart’s Deputy Political Editor Amanda House.

“We never judged it, we never criticised; we respected it — because it’s only the British people who are having the right to make a decision about the future of their own country — but we regret it because, with the UK leaving, Europe will be faced with additional economic and political challenges which are totally, let’s say unnecessary,” Szijjártó added.

Feb 11 10:21

We must be ready to use ‘hard power’ against Moscow and Beijing – UK defense chief

The UK must be ready to use ‘hard power’ against Russia and China, defense chief Gavin Williamson has said. The remark has raised eyebrows in Moscow, which calls it “irrelevant” to reality and aimed at securing a larger budget.

Feb 11 10:14

Lloyds customers hit by online banking woes

The UK's largest current account provider has reported problems with its online banking service.

Lloyds Banking Group said some customers with Lloyds' accounts faced "intermittent issues" when trying to log onto the online system.

It has apologised and says it is trying to resolve the problem urgently. App services are working normally.

Feb 11 09:00

Smeared Labour candidate fights back

Local party members are resisting a decision by Labour’s ruling body to bar a pro-Jeremy Corbyn activist from standing for Parliament, after false allegations of anti-Semitism were leveled against her.

Local members in April had voted to endorse Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt as their candidate in the next general election.

But Gordon-Nesbitt was soon smeared by Guido Fawkes, a hard-right website.

Feb 11 08:40

Large Gold Bullion Shipment Moves From London to Dublin Gold Vaults As Brexit Concerns Deepen

Ireland’s longest established gold broker, GoldCore has transported what is believed to be the largest legitimate movement of gold bullion - investment grade gold coins an bars - into Ireland in decades, possibly since the foundation of the State.

The movement of gold bullion from London to Dublin follows the opening of GoldCore’s gold vaults in Ireland and reflects a growing demand from UK and Irish investors in particular to relocate tangible assets out of the UK.

The first consignment into the new institutional vaults was of gold bullion coins and bars weighing nearly 2,000 troy ounces (over 60 kilos) worth more than €2 million.

Feb 11 08:37

Anonymous Suggest UK Institute for Statecraft Wanted $7Mln Funding From Gov't

Hacktivist group Anonymous suggests that the Institute for Statecraft think tank, which set up project Integrity Initiative on information campaign against Russia, wanted to secure 5.5 million pounds, or about $7 million, in funding from the UK government.

Anonymous has released files, which, according to the group, are linked to the activities of the Integrity Initiative that receives its funding from the UK government, among other sources. According to the files, the project is setting up a network of offices in former USSR countries and European states.

Feb 11 08:35

Moscow Concerned Over 'Warmongering Tone' of Williamson’s Global Britain Remark

The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom addressed the stance UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson voiced earlier in the day. Specifically, he said that Britain will be "be ready to flex its military muscles after it leaves the EU".

The embassy voiced concern over the "militaristic tone" of Williamson's speech, saying that such rhetoric, portraying Moscow as an "aggressor", aims to justify defence budget hikes.

Feb 11 08:24

Revealed: Juncker to toast Britain's exit from the EU by spending March 29 in Dublin alongside Irish PM

Jean-Claude Juncker and his right hand man will head to Dublin to toast the night Britain leaves the European Union, it can be revealed.

The president of the European Commission plans to spend the March 29 in the Republic of Ireland to show solidarity with the Irish people.

Negotiators in Whitehall had hoped that Brussels would put pressure on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to compromise as the prospect of a No Deal Brexit approaches.

Feb 11 08:23

Two FERRIES will be converted into warships to bolster the Royal Navy, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announces as he warns Russian and China the UK will use its 'hard power'

Two ferries will be bought and converted into warships to bolster the Royal Navy, Gavin Williamson announced today.

The Defence Secretary insisted the new 'Littoral Strike Ship concept' boats would create a rapid response capability for Royal Marines that can be deployed globally.

The ships would be stripped to their hulls and adapted so they can deploy fast boats, landing craft or special forces. The idea is they could be used in cases such as humanitarian disaster or hostage rescues.

The Defence Secretary was branded an 'embarrassment' and accused of offering a 'second hand Navy' this afternoon.

Feb 11 08:05

Britain Attempts To Intimidate Russia By Sending Helicopters To Arctic

AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the British Army were dispatched for the first time to the Arctic Circle, reports The Sun.

The newspaper referred to exercises in Norway this week involving British Apache helicopters. According to the operations officer of the Joint Helicopter Command, Brigadier Mike Keating, the Apache helicopter “sends a psychological message to any potential enemy, to any foe that’s out there.”

“That’s exactly why we brought it here, to learn those lessons and prove to ourselves and any adversaries out there that no matter where trouble might face us, we are prepared to go and face it,” he continued.

Feb 11 07:56

Iranian Revolution at 40: Britain's Secret Support for Khomeini Revealed

On 11 February 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei came to power in Iran, replacing Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi's Western-backed and installed the Islamic Republic. What few knew at the time, and indeed today, is the British government played a pivotal role in supporting the leader for years before and after the Islamic Revolution.

"If you lift up Ayatollah Khomeini's beard, you'll find 'MADE IN ENGLAND' written on his chin," raged Shah of Iran Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, not long before the insurrectionary fervour which had angrily surged throughout his kingdom for a great many months finally swept him from power in January 1979, ending his nigh-on 38-year reign.

Feb 11 07:55

'Lost' blood scandal files trigger fears of a cover-up: Nearly 50 documents are still missing after being 'checked out' by Whitehall officials

Up to 950 files relating to the contaminated blood scandal were removed by Whitehall officials, an investigation has found.

Although most have since been retrieved, at least 45 documents are still missing and unaccounted for.

The files were ‘checked out’ by civil servants from the Department of Health and, oddly, the Department for Education at intervals over the past three decades.

Although most of the files relating to the contaminated blood scandal have since been retrieved, at least 45 documents are still missing and unaccounted for

Campaigners believe they contain evidence that will incriminate officials over what they knew and when.

Feb 11 04:01

Why Brexit is being touted as a military boost for UK against China

Brexit could boost UK’s military standing against China and Russia, says defence secretary Williamson
He intends to argue in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute that a post-Brexit UK should redefine itself as a global power prepared to intervene against countries that ‘flout international law’

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The cabinet minister, who is increasingly keen to talk up Brexit at a time when a deal is elusive, is expected to say leaving the EU will allow the UK “to consider how we not only project but maximise our influence around the world in the months and years to come”.

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Feb 10 12:30

Fury as headteachers BACK pupil strike that will see thousands of schoolchildren walk out of lessons next week in a protest over climate change

A nationwide school strike over climate change has been 'applauded' by the head teachers' union, leaving many furious.

The mass walkout called UK Youth Strike 4 Climate currently has students in 38 cities and towns across the country planning to join them on Friday's protest.

Feb 10 08:52

UK's May to promise more Brexit debates in push for more negotiating time

British Prime Minister Theresa May will later this week pledge to give parliament another chance to voice their opinions on Brexit by February 27, a government source said, as she tries to buy more time to negotiate a new deal with the European Union.
As the clock ticks down to Britain`s scheduled exit on March 29, May is trying to persuade the EU to change a deal that was agreed between London and Brussels late last year but overwhelmingly rejected by parliament in January.

Feb 10 08:38

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson 'lands taxpayers with a £300million bill' because he objects to his VIP parking space at Parliament being used for building work on the £5billion restoration - but is he really trying to protect a nuclear bunker?

Gavin Williamson is at the centre of a Commons row over claims he has hit taxpayers with a £300 million bill to protect his VIP parking spot.

The Defence Secretary has told MPs and peers overseeing the £5 billion restoration of Parliament that he objects to plans to turn the Ministry of Defence car park – where his chauffeur-driven limousine is parked – into a building site.

One peer accused Mr Williamson of being ‘pampered’, saying: ‘It will cause delays and inconvenience which the consultants say will add £300 million to the cost.’

Feb 09 09:50

Nigel’s Comeback: Official Brexit Party Recognised by Electoral Commission

Britain’s Electoral Commission has officially recognised the Brexit Party as an official and legal political party in the United Kingdom, which Brexit leader Nigel Farage has said is a force to fight back against the betrayal of the 2016 referendum.

Eyeing the growing likelihood of the British government betraying the will of the British people and failing to pull the United Kingdom out of the European Union — either wholly or in part — the new party will focus campaigning on making sure Britain leaves the political bloc.

Speaking of his reasoning behind returning to front line politics, having spent much of the past year campaigning with a cross-party pro-Brexit group instead — Mr Farage wrote Friday: “The party was founded with my full support and with the intention of fighting the European elections on May 23 if Brexit has not been delivered by then.

Feb 08 13:10

50 Days Until America’s ‘Brexit Prize’ Becomes Reality

The New Republic reports as other publications do that – “A web of wealthy think tanks, lobbying groups, and organizations that seem to blur the line between such distinctions are behind the Brexiteers. These individuals and organizations are bound by a shared dream of deregulating the British economy and opening it up to U.S. markets—billed as the “Brexit prize.”

The American magazine continues:

“The main proponents of a hard Brexit are radical free-market Conservatives with a history of trans-Atlantic ties. A recent blueprint for a future U.K.-U.S. trade policy post-Brexit shined a light on the shared interests their project entails. The proposal listed as contributors a nexus of British and American libertarian organizations and received glowing endorsements from Brexit’s most influential figures.“

Feb 08 10:01

UK: Homicides Highest for a Decade, Fatal Stabbings Highest Since Records Began

Homicides in England and Wales are at their highest rate for decade, as official statistics reveal a rise in fatal stabbings, with largest increases in the numbers of young, male, and black victims.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) data from the Home Office Homicide Index released Thursday revealed that there were 695 homicides in the year to March 2018, 15 per cent higher that in the preceding period.

Adding in fatalities from terror attacks in London and Manchester, that figure rises to 726, with the total homicides at their highest since the year ending March 2008, where 729 people were killed.

Feb 08 08:52

No-deal Brexit: UK exporters risk being locked out of world's harbours

British exporters sending goods to far-flung destinations in the coming days risk being locked out of harbours around the world as a no-deal Brexit looms, business leaders have warned.

Independent trade experts and the UK’s biggest business groups said exporters could be dispatching goods from UK ports imminently that would not arrive until after the 29 March deadline. This raised the prospect of goods being stuck in ports or facing hefty additional costs in the event of a disorderly Brexit.

The warning came as the Bank of England warned the UK economy was on course for its weakest year since the global financial crisis, as evidence suggested Brexit jitters were spreading.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suspect this is just more fear-mongering by Eurocrats. The people who want to import from Great Britain will still want to import from Great Britain. Harbors make money off of ships that load and unload. So why would they block UK ships?

Feb 08 06:54

UK in secret plan to CUT TAX to kickstart economy in no deal Brexit

The most significant measures include tax relief to encourage business investment and cuts to VAT and corporation tax.

Feb 07 17:18

Brexit & Pi

Feb 07 12:19

BREXIT HELL: Brussels to tell May she'll get no help until MARCH - PM's vote DOOMED

THERESA May is expected to leave Brussels empty-handed today after a series crunch meetings with the EU’s most senior officials and politicians in her bid to break the Brexit impasse.

Feb 07 11:32

Pressure mounts for EU President Donald Tusk to apologise after the Eurocrat said there was 'a special place in hell' for 'no-plan' Brexiteers

EU chief Donald Tusk was under intense pressure to apologise last night after saying leading Eurosceptics deserve a ‘special place in Hell’.

The European Council president hurled a grenade into today’s talks with Theresa May, saying the EU was ‘not making any new offer’ to rescue her Brexit deal.

Mr Tusk, who has previously called for a second referendum, then attacked senior Brexiteers, saying: ‘I’ve been wondering what that special place in Hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.’

Incredibly, he was then caught laughing on microphone after Irish premier Leo Varadkar whispered to him that the British would give him ‘terrible trouble’ over the jibe.

Feb 07 11:31

'They would divide Hell': Another Brussels boss takes aim at Brexiteers as Guy Verhofstadt follows Donald Tusk in scathing insults at vote Leavers

The EU's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt fired further shots in a furious row between Brussels and Britain today as he joined another bloc boss to bash leave voters in comments labelled 'disgraceful'.

Donald Tusk delivered the first scathing insult to British vote leavers on Wednesday when he said there was a 'special place in Hell' for Brexiteers, sparking a furious response across the Channel.

Despite the backlash against the EU Council President, Verhofstadt from Belgium joined in, to further insult leavers in the UK, which is set to end its membership of the EU on March 29.

After Mr Tusk's comments on Twitter, which followed a press conference, Verhofstadt who heads the assembly's Brexit Steering Group, taunted: 'I doubt Lucifer would welcome them, as after what they did to Britain, they would even manage to divide Hell.'

Feb 07 11:26

TOP LAW FIRM INCLUDING FORMER SENIOR EU LAWYER SAYS BACKSTOP IS ILLEGAL UNDER EU LAW

It’s not just the legality of the backstop under UK law and the Good Friday Agreement that is being challenged, now a leading legal firm has said that the backstop is also illegal under EU law.

HerbertSmithFreehills state in their latest ‘View From Brussels’ briefing that:

“on the basis of the EU’s own view of what is legally allowed under Article 50 and on the basis of which the negotiations proceeded, the backstop in its present form is illegal as a matter of EU law. The Attorney-General of the UK came to a similar conclusion in paragraph 17 of his advice to the government of 13 November 2018. It could also be argued that the backstop is inconsistent with the aim of the Treaty on the European Union to promote peace (expressed in its Article 3) since it is inconsistent with the institutional provisions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and therefore undermines it.”

Feb 07 11:24

Claim: Government to Delay Brexit by Another Two Months with ‘Grace Period’

The British government is working in private to engineer another delay to Brexit, this time a two month period pushing back the legally enshrined March 29th departure date.

Christened with another obscuring name akin to the negotiation period, transition period, and even a mooted extension to the transition period — all simply means of delaying the actual date the United Kingdom becomes free of the European Union — the new so-called “grace period” is now being discussed in “secret” meetings in Westminster by senior members of the Government.

Feb 07 11:03

Delingpole: The EU Treated Greece Like a Whipped Slave; Britain Deserves Better

As I mentioned last week, never have I seen a documentary so utterly damning of the EU project, the ruthless technocrats who run it and the complicit politicians who keep their reluctant citizens enslaved within it. Yet amazingly, it was made with these people’s full consent.

No one tricked Donald Tusk, Nicholas Sarkozy, Timothy Geithner, George Osborne, Manuel Barroso, and co into sitting down in front of a camera and revealing how self-serving and arrogant they are, how utterly contemptuous of the ordinary people they are supposed to serve. If the European Union is a conspiracy against democracy — and it is — it’s a conspiracy in plain sight in which most of the key players are more than happy to boast about their role in it.

This week’s episode focused on the brief attempt in 2010 by plucky little Greece to stand up to the EU monolith and defend its people, its traditions, and its sovereignty.

Feb 06 18:53

JACOB REES-MOGG Donald Tusk’s ‘special place in hell for Brexiteers’ comment proves exactly why we need to leave the EU

Donald Tusk’s claim that there is a “special place in hell” for Brexiteers who wanted to quit the bloc “without a plan” shows exactly why the British people rejected the EU in the first place.

Mr Tusk’s arrogant and high-handed approach assumes the public did not make an informed decision to Leave.

He is saying that 17.4million people are stupid and got it wrong primarily because they are objecting to the system that he benefits from.

Britain is implementing the will of the people. That is democracy, but Mr Tusk represents bureaucracy so is incapable of understanding the popular mood.

Considering all the problems going on elsewhere in the bloc - like the violence in France, and the devastation caused by the euro, you would expect them to have some appreciation for the discontent that many people feel with the EU.

Instead, he makes lurid comments about people who want to look after their voters’ interests, and deliver on what they wanted.

Feb 06 18:51

BREXIT LIVE: ‘Lucifer wouldn’t welcome them!’ Now Verhofstadt MOCKS UK as EU mask slips

BREXITEERS are not even welcome in hell a top European diplomat has said as EU leaders continue to insult the 17.4 million people who voted to quit the bloc.

Guy Verhofstadt, who serves as the European Parliament’s representative in Brexit negotiations, has said the devil himself would turn Brexiters away from the gates of the underworld for fear they would “divide hell” too.

Feb 06 12:08

SCOOP: UK to Demolish Skripal's Home as Evidence Mounts That He Poisoned Himself by Accident

"I think it abundantly clear that what we have been told about what took place on 4th March in the beautiful city of Salisbury is not, in fact, true. It is clear that something else happened, and much of what we have seen since then has been theatre and an attempt to cover up what actually took place.”

Feb 06 08:40

EU's Donald Tusk Promises 'Special Place in Hell' For Brexiteers

The European Union is first and foremost a peace project, said the President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Wednesday, adding that this is why the bloc insists on the Irish backstop.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar held a press conference with Mr. Tusk in Brussels, where both leaders addressed the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

During the presser, Tusk employed strong rhetoric when commenting on officials championing Brexit "without a plan."

"I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely."

Feb 06 08:34

Huge Psy-op in UK? Not interested. British media silent on Integrity Initiative months on

It’s been months since the Integrity Initiative was exposed as a UK-funded psyop outfit — but anyone who has been closely following the scandal will know that the British media has not joined them in that pursuit.
For reasons they don't seem interested in sharing, major media didn’t bite on the story which Scottish newspaper the Daily Record called "one of the biggest political scandals of the year.”

For anyone who (understandably) hasn’t heard, the Integrity Initiative has been masquerading as a“completely independent” charity project aiming to highlight “disinformation” online – while using its government money to run anti-Russia “influence” operations all around Europe (including interfering in the domestic politics of other countries), conspiring with fossil fuel-friendly banks to target anti-fracking activists and smearing the opposition leader as a Kremlin asset.

Feb 05 13:16

Venezuela CRISIS: Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘MORAL BANKRUPTCY’ as pressure mounts

JEREMY Corbyn has been accused of “moral bankruptcy” over his response to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the socialist leadership of which key Labour Party figures previously praised.

The criticism was made by former Foreign Secretary and Tory leader William Hague. Last month Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself President, challenging the regime of Nicolas Maduro. Mr Corbyn has refused to back calls for Mr Maduro to stand down claiming: “The future of Venezuela is a matter for Venezuelans.”

Feb 05 13:15

Brussels CRACKS: Brexit breakthrough nears as EU united front IMPLODES

Brussels “monster” Martin Selmayr lashed out at Brexiteers and claimed “nobody is considering” legally binding changes to the divorce deal. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled she was ready to find a compromise. The EU powerhouse insisted it was time to be “creative” and said an agreement can be reached if everyone “shows good will”. Mrs Merkel said: “There are definitely options for preserving the integrity of the single market even when Northern Ireland isn’t part of it because it is part of Britain while at the same time meeting the desire to have, if possible, no border controls.

Feb 05 12:20

UK: HATE CRIME POLICE INVESTIGATE MAN’S “THINKING” AFTER HE CRITICIZED TRANSGENDERISM

A man in the United Kingdom was subjected to a thought police investigation by authorities in Humberside after he criticized transgenderism.

The individual, who goes by the name “Harry the Owl” on Twitter, previously tweeted “trans women are not women”.

In a 10 tweet threat on the incident, Harry explains how he first got a call from his boss informing him that the police wished to speak with him.

After calling the police, Harry was told by an officer “representing the LGBTQ community” that someone had reported him for hate speech and it was the duty of the police to check if he employed any trans people because they would not be in a safe working environment.

In the United Kingdom, so-called “hate incidents” are recorded as such if the offended person perceives themselves to be a victim, a standard which does not require any crime or misdemeanor to have taken place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that no one in the UK dare have an opinion other than that which is completely politically correct, and particularly when it gets posted on line.

But having said that, I would like to hope that my brother and sister human beings can accept each other just as they are, without judgement.

And I hope to heck no one reports me to our State's "Thought Police" for having said so! :-)

Feb 05 10:26

Juncker's aide 'The Monster' says Brussels will NOT give legal guarantees on the backstop in fresh blow to May - but Merkel insists Northern Ireland border 'riddle' CAN be solved by 'compromise'

A top aide to Jean-Claude Juncker warned today the EU would not give the legal guarantees on the Irish border backstop demanded by Brexiteers.

The EU commission's top official Martin Selmayr - whose nickname in Brussels is 'The Monster' - also delivered a thinly-veiled threat by boasting that Brussels had 'done well' to start its no deal preparations in December 2017.

But in a sign of possible splits, Angela Merkel insisted the 'riddle' of the Irish border could be solved by compromise on both sides.

The German Chancellor said she was determined to do 'everything' to avoid the UK crashing out, saying it could be done if 'everyone shows goodwill'.

The latest signals from the EU came as it emerged the PM will deliver a speech in Northern Ireland tomorrow as she scrambles to find a way through the standoff.

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