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Oct 06 11:05

Girls are skipping school to avoid sharing gender neutral toilets with boys after being left to feel unsafe and ashamed

Gender-neutral toilets in schools have left girls feeling unsafe and even put their health at risk, parents and teachers have warned.

Girls who are menstruating are so anxious about sharing facilities with boys that some are staying at home for fear of being made to feel 'period shame'.

With a growing number of both primary and secondary schools installing unisex toilets, some girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day.

Others are so fearful they have stopped drinking liquids at school.

Oct 06 10:56

Lib Dem humiliation: Jo Swinson's party nosedives in new voting poll as Conservatives soar

New polling from Opinium Research, shows 38 percent of the public would vote for the Tories. The poll, shared by Britain Elects, saw Labour stuck on 23 percent. However, it was the Lib Dems that saw the biggest shift as the public ditched the party.

Data now shows only 15 percent would vote for Jo Swinson’s group - down by five percent.

That is only three points about the Brexit Party.

The poll was carried out between October 3 and 4.

Oct 05 22:13

UK weather: Britain hit by SNOW in 10 days as forecasters warn COLDEST winter for 70 years

Flagging solar activity leading to cooler than normal Gulf Stream waters will in part drive the cold weather, he added.

It could mean Britain is gearing up for one of the most savage winters on record rivalling the mega-chiller of 1963 – the coldest for 200 years.

Mr Madden said: “The unusually cold weather will in part be due to a period of low solar activity.

“This is relevant as solar energy effects ocean currents including the Gulf Stream currents which have a knock-on effect on the jet stream brining cold air in the UK and bringing these weather patterns.

“Applying these factors to long-range weather indications can successfully allow us to identify cold weather patterns coming up.

“Similar methods have allowed us to identify some previous record-breaking cold weather events such as those seen in 2010 and 2013 when cold weather lasted into spring.”

Oct 04 07:38

HomeUK NewsFreezing to death: Unheated homes killed over 16,000 people across UK last winter, govt watchdog finds

Staggering energy prices are taking a toll on those unable to pay their bills, a UK regulator has admitted, confirming that thousands of people may have died because of fuel poverty and lack of heating during winter.
The most vulnerable households spend more on their energy bills than wealthier ones, and “can therefore be at greater risk of fuel poverty,” according to a comprehensive new study by the Office of Gas and Energy Markets (Ofgem) on Thursday.

Fuel poverty, a common UK term for customers who cannot afford to keep adequately warm at an affordable cost, “increases the risk that people [will] develop ill health,” it acknowledged.

Over winter 2017-18, we estimate that fuel poverty may have contributed to 5,500 excess winter deaths and that 16,500 excess winter deaths may have been linked to people living in cold homes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelieable: the British government kills its own poor with hypothermia, because these people cannot afford the fuel to heat their homes?!?!?

The Brits could use a no-confidence, snap election right the hell now, to get these monsters who created this horrific suffering, out of office!!

Oct 04 07:22

Freezing to death: Unheated homes killed over 16,000 people across UK last winter, govt watchdog finds

Staggering energy prices are taking a toll on those unable to pay their bills, a UK regulator has admitted, confirming that thousands of people may have died because of fuel poverty and lack of heating during winter.

Oct 04 07:15

Forced to use transgender pronouns: Doctor speaks out after tribunal rules Bible ‘incompatible with human dignity’

A British doctor has warned that a dangerous precedent has been set after a tribunal ruled that he was rightfully terminated for refusing to use transgender pronouns, and that his Christian values clash with those of UK society.

Dr. David Mackereth was fired from his job at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after telling his manager that in a hypothetical scenario, he would never “call any 6-foot tall bearded man madam.”

Oct 02 22:20

Thomas Cook staff want answers: 53,000 sign petition questioning boss bonuses

ALMOST 200 former Thomas Cook cabin crew marched in Westminster ­yesterday to protest over the firm’s shocking collapse.

The furious flight attendants gathered outside Parliament to demonstrate about the fiasco which left 9,000 staff without jobs. As they handed in a 53,000-name petition in Downing Street they demanded to know why directors were paid millions as they took the firm down. Last week’s collapse of the holiday giant is being probed by the Commons’ business committee.

Oct 02 15:23

Brexit or greedy big pharma? UK pharmacies on a ‘knife-edge’ amid growing drug shortages

The UK is suffering from a serious drug shortage that affects all 36 categories of medicine, according to a new survey. The crisis has been attributed to a number of factors – none of them related to Brexit.

Druggists are struggling to explain the medicine shortfall to “angry and desperate” patients, according to a survey of 420 pharmacy professions released by Chemist and Druggist magazine.

The shortfall has hit all major medicine categories, from laxatives to anti-fungal drugs.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs – used to treat female menopause – have the most severe supply problems, with 84 percent of respondents struggling to get hold of these products.

There are also not enough contraceptives (reported by 67 percent of pharmacy staff) as well as supply issues with anti-epileptic drugs (noted by 58 percent of respondents).

Oct 01 11:37

Academic freedom in the Zionists’ crosshairs: On the liberty to teach, pursue and discuss knowledge without restriction

"It takes years to build academic institutions, departments, libraries and research facilities. Apparently, it takes one determined lobby to ruin the future of American scholarship." >>

Oct 01 09:28

UK: ‘Anti-racism’ conference banned white people from speaking

The Edinburgh University has been accused of supporting ‘blatant racism’ for having hosted a supposed ‘anti-racism’ conference which banned white people from speaking.

The conference, called ‘Resisting Whiteness 2019’, took place over the weekend and was organized by a group which purports to oppose racism and describes itself as a QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) organization.

The event’s organizers allege that it seeks to ‘amplify the voices of people of color’ and to give ‘people of color a platform to talk’, the Telegraph reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Racism in reverse is still racism.

Oct 01 09:27

Khan’s London: 16-strong Knife Gang Singles Out White Victims

A 16-strong knife gang targetted a group of young athletes in London’s Finsbury Park, robbing and threatening to kill the three white people in the group but telling the black people with them “You’re good.”

The six victims, while walking home through the eponymous park, found “They were being tailed by one of [the gang] on a bike,” recalled Adrian Klemens, a coach at the Dynamic Sports Academy, in comments reported by the Islington Gazette.

“Then there were 16 of them. They circled them and picked one [of the victims] off to the side and said: ‘Give me your phone or I will stab you — put in your Apple Pay password’,” Klemens continued.

Sep 30 19:02

The Shot Heard Round the World: The Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Shot Heard Round the World:
The Battles of Lexington and Concord

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare

Sep 30 07:56

Health secretary 'looking seriously' at compulsory vaccines for schoolchildren

The health secretary has said he is "looking very seriously" at making vaccinations compulsory for all children going to school in England.

Some experts have suggested it may be necessary to address falling rates of immunisation and a surge in diseases like measles.

Matt Hancock told an event at the Tory conference he had taken legal advice this week on how to go about it.

Unvaccinated children were "putting other children at risk", he said.

Sep 30 07:44

It's A Numbers Game In The Coup To Stop Johnson And Brexit

I told you the other day that there was a coup underway by the elites I call The Davos Crowd. It started with the British Supreme Court overturning centuries of the balance of powers and ended with the Democrats in Congress announcing impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

When the decision came down from the Supreme Court I began my weekly article for Strategic Culture Foundation. In that piece I outline what the dynamics are and what the options were for both sides of the Brexit conundrum.

Sep 30 06:06

TWITTER EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE IS BRITISH ARMY ‘PSYOPS’ SOLDIER – REPORT

SOURCE: RT
A high-level Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is also a part-time British Army officer in their psychological warfare unit, according to a report.
The Middle East Eye (MEE) claim that Gordon MacMillan, head of editorial for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), also serves with the 77th Brigade, a unit set up in 2015 in order to find “non-lethal” ways of waging war.

The 77th Brigade is an ‘information warfare’ operation that utilizes social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to develop “behavioral change” projects in regions such as the Middle East.

It brings together a variety of military units such as Media Operations and the 15 Psychological Operations Group. The group, before it was absorbed into the 77th Brigade, deployed commanders in the provision of psychological operations in operational and tactical environments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this revelation.

Sep 30 04:59

Dems Propose First Gun Grab Since Lexington And Concord

Mandatory gun buyback' is a silly euphemism.
By David Harsanyi

What Democrats propose can be more accurately described as “the first American gun confiscation effort since Lexington and Concord,” or some variation on that theme.

I’m certain nothing in the Second Amendment mentions hunting, because the right of self-defense—an individual concern, as well as a collective one—has nothing to do with shooting deer, and everything to do with protecting Americans from those who endeavor to strip them of their inalienable rights.

If you think you’re going to have overwhelming support for “mandatory gun buybacks” when people learn that you’re really talking about “the confiscation of 20 million guns,” you’re fooling yourself.

Sep 30 04:54

Time Travel Back to Shot Heard 'Round the World

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;Here once the embattled farmers stood;
And fired the shot heard 'round the world.

Lest we forget, this country was forged out of a concerted desire to free the shackles of the British Empire, so that colonies could chart their own course for individual state governments.

Stand abreast with the Lexington Massachusetts farmers as the echo of the first crack of defiance was heard throughout the globe. The significance of the “Shot Heard Round the World” is nicely summed up by Chuck Baldwin. He submits that these “two elements of American history are lost to the vast majority of historians today: 1) it was attempted gun confiscation by the British troops that ignited America’s War for Independence, and 2) it was a pastor and his flock that mostly comprised the “Minutemen” who fired the shots that started our great Revolution.”

Sep 27 19:35

Jack London?

As writer or thinker, Jack London can’t touch George Orwell, but he’s nearly the Brit’s equal when it comes to describing society’s bottom. To both, being a writer is as much a physical as an intellectual endeavor. Wading into everything, they braved all discomforts and dangers. This attitude has become very rare, and not just among writers. Trapped in intensely mediated lives, we all think we know more as we experience less and less.

London’s most enduring book may turn out to be The People of the Abyss, his 1903 investigation into the abjectly impoverished of London’s East End.

Dressed accordingly, London joined its homeless to see how they survived. With a 58-year-old carter and a 65-year-old carpenter, London wandered the cold streets, “From the slimy, spittle-drenched, sidewalk, they were picking up bits of orange peel, apple skin, and grape stems, and, they were eating them.

Sep 26 18:47

Smart Meter Delays and Fixing Glitches Will Add to Already High Costs for Customers in Britain

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post reports regularly about all issues associated with utility “Smart” Meters – including fires and explosions. They are NOT SAFE and they are NOT saving customers money.

People all over the world are trying to prevent them from being installed on their homes and throughout their communities. They are also trying to get them removed from their homes and their communities...

Sep 26 04:23

The Brexit Battle Shows Democracy Is Only Allowed When The Regime Likes The Outcome

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled "illegal" a parliamentary tactic used by PM Boris Johnson to ensure Brexit would be carried out on October 31, more than six months after Brexit was supposed to take effect.

While the court wasn't ruling on Brexit, per se, the context of the situation makes it clear the ruling is really just the latest move from the UK's political class designed to postpone Brexit yet again.

Given the history of EU-related referenda in Europe, we can already guess how the situation will play out. British voters will either be asked to vote again on Brexit - so that this time, they can get it "right" - or the Brexit agreement will be constructed in such a way that Brexit will be a British exit in name only.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

This is only going to inspire the Brussels Inquisitors of the EU, to treat the UK as a despicable colony which should be consistently ignored, except concerning what taxes which can still be bled from it.

Sep 25 18:25

Labour Votes To Dissolve Britain.

Sep 25 08:43

Claim Russia caused Brexit crumbles as probe into Leave.EU funding finds no evidence of wrongdoing

An investigation into Arron Banks, a backer of a pro-Brexit campaign, found no evidence that the money for it came from a third party. The political establishement claimed he was illegally pouring Russian funds into the endeavor.

Sep 24 05:44

Eating meat could be banned like smoking, says top barrister, as he calls for new crime of 'ecocide'

Eating meat could be banned like smoking, one of Britain’s foremost barristers has predicted, as he called for the offence of ‘ecocide’ to be introduced to prosecute those who damage the nature on a massive scale.

Michael Mansfield QC warned that the farming of livestock for meat was destroying the planet and called for legislation to criminalise those who cause global warming and the wilful destruction of wildlife . In a message delivered at the launch of the Vegan Now campaign, which encourages people to stop eating meat and dairy, Mansfield said he had a ‘single message’ to make ecocide a crime.

“I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet it is not preposterous...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but looking at this gentleman's girth, one could actually wonder if he is personally as much of a vegetarian as he claims to be.

And secondly, when something is declared illegal, like meat, the monied can still get it illegally, and selling it for huge prices, while poorer people are going to have the devil's own time getting the protein they need, particularly for pregnant moms.

Sep 20 10:04

Boris's high stakes plan: PM to DEFY EU's deadline with '10 intensive days' to get Brexit

On Wednesday, European officials agreed to another extension to Article 50 should the UK put forward a proposal by the end of September. Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne after a meeting with Emmanuel Macron warned if the UK does not come up with alternative plans, then any hope of securing a Brexit deal would be “over”.

However, in defiance of those warnings, No 10 has insisted that the proposals will not be published on the EU’s timeline.

A spokesman for No 10 told The Sun that there was no cause to publish proposals at this time until “the EU is clear that it will engage constructively on them as a replacement for the backstop”.

Sep 20 07:21

Israel: democracy or apartheid state?

I was inspired to write this article in light of recent political events in Britain. For some time there has been an Anti-Semitism in the Labour party ‘scandal’ which has intensified in recent months after Labour’s strong showing at the last General election under Jeremy Corbyn. There have been near-daily press reports accusing Jeremy Corbyn of Anti-Semitism, and he has put under a level of pressure that we have rarely seen in British Politics.

The Labour NEC (National Executive Committee) was asked to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of Anti-Semitism in full in-order to demonstrate action on the matter. Last week the NEC bowed to the pressure and did precisely that. The IHRA code offers a definition of Anti-Semitism and 11 examples of what constitutes Anti-Semitism. Many legal experts including the very author of the text have raised serious reservations about the code arguing, amongst other things, that it limits freedom of speech.

Sep 19 07:43

Don’t Smile for the Camera

By Andrew P. Napolitano

A trial in Great Britain has just concluded with potentially dangerous implications for personal freedom here.

Great Britain is currently the most watched country in the Western world – watched, that is, by its own police forces. In London alone, the police have erected more than 420,000 surveillance cameras in public places. That amounts to 48 cameras per 1,000 residents. What do the cameras capture? Everything done and seen in public...

Sep 17 10:36

BREXIT: The power of surrender

Sep 16 06:27

China Slaps Britain: You Can’t Afford Hostility

China gave Britain a stern warning this week that any naval maneuvers conducted with the US near its declared territories in the South China Sea will be met with a military response.

Beijing rapped London further, telling it to dump its “colonial attitude” with regard to Hong Kong. However, the ultimate leverage, was the caustic reminder to Britain that if it wants to trade with China in the future, then it better mind its manners.

Given the deepening turmoil over Brexit and the uncertain economic prospects once Britain quits the European Union, the British government is going to need every trading opportunity around the world it can muster. Keeping on good terms with China, the globe’s second-biggest national economy, will therefore be crucial for Britain’s post-Brexit survival.

Sep 16 04:16

Iran To Release UK-Flagged Tanker As Rick Perry "Wholeheartedly Condemns" Attack On Saudi Arabia

Washington has blamed Iran for this weekend's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities, which are expected to cut Saudi oil output in half until repairs can be completed. The attack was purportedly carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, who have a long history of launching attacks on Saudi soil. But President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have placed blame for the attacks squarely on the Iranians. As we noted over the weekend, the timing of the attack is suspicious, coming as the kingdom renews its push to float 5% of Aramco in what's expected to be the largest-ever IPO. The offering would benefit from higher oil prices. Many have questioned why Saudi Arabia's missile defense capabilities failed to stop the attack.

Iran has denied any responsibility for the attack.

This weekend's attack wiped out 5% of the world's oil supplies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I simply have to ask; would Iranian leadership do something so incredibly stupid that it could cause an outcry which could actually lead to a shooting war here?!?

The short answer is, they would not; these attacks are being "stage managed", very carefully, to give the "illusion" that the attacks were actual provocations by the Iranian against Saudi Arabia, and that there is no other explanation.

Folks, I hate to break it to you; but this week is shaping up as a lousy one for peace, and honorable, reasonable negotiations, and reduced tensions in both the Middle East and the world.

Sep 15 16:21

‘Completely reversible’? UK transgender charity instructs teachers on puberty blockers to 12yo kids

A transgender advocacy NGO has told teachers that puberty blockers are harmless and should be given to children as young as 12 in a “model” training session for UK schools. Scholars and medics warn such advice is “disturbing.”

Sep 15 16:15

Lib Dems pledge to cancel Brexit if they win general election

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to cancel Brexit if they come to power at the next general election.

Members voted for the new policy at their party conference in Bournemouth by an overwhelming majority.

Previously, the party has backed another referendum or "People's Vote", saying they would campaign to Remain.

After the vote, their leader Jo Swinson, said: "We will do all we can to fight for our place in Europe, and to stop Brexit altogether."

Sep 14 19:40

Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary

The police are reporting they have nothing to go on :)

Sep 14 09:57

Liberal Democrat party to consider scrapping Brexit

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says she hopes to convince members to back a policy of scrapping Brexit without another referendum, as the party's conference begins in Bournemouth.

Ms Swinson says holding the referendum got the UK "into a mess".

And she believes revoking Article 50 - the formal process to leave the EU - is the only satisfactory way out.

Sep 13 18:02

Better hungry than eating meat? UK school goes veg-only, no packed lunches… or freedom of choice

Children being made to eat vegetarian food for lunch in schools in Britain and France, and not allowed meat or fish, raises some serious questions about freedom of choice and possible dietary deficiencies.

Sep 12 10:10

Parents shocked as UK school asks kids to write ‘SUICIDE LETTER’ as part of English exercise

A school in the UK gave their teenage English students the task of writing a suicide note in the context of an exercise to explore suicidal feelings, prompting one “genuinely shocked” parent to complain.

Sep 12 08:08

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Sep 12 05:46

EU chief David Sassoli says 'no initiatives' have been shown that would reopen Brexit negotiations

No initiatives have been presented that could reopen Brexit negotiations, the European Parliament President David Sassoli has said.

Speaking after a meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday, Sassoli said the bloc "would like initiatives to discuss, but there are none".

He added the UK had also not proposed "any alternatives" to the backstop issue, stressing that "you can't have an agreement without a backstop".

It comes despite assurances from London that progress has been made in talks, having offered up ideas on customs agreements and goods.

"We believe there is too much rigidity," Sassoli continued, adding: "and this rigidity is something that is being ratified into October 31."

Sep 12 05:00

Brexit LIVE: Boris WINS! No deal legal challenge dismissed in Belfast court - huge boost

Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast High Court this morning on three joined cases against the Prime Minister’s handling of the UK’s scheduled exit from the European Union. The three challenges argued a no deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish Governments. The Government rejected that contention during two days of legal proceedings in the High Court.

Sep 12 04:59

'Corbyn's plan is MAD!' Brussels furious with Remain alliance as Brexit plunges into chaos

Diplomats and officials are “tearing their hair out” at the prospect Jeremy Corbyn winning the keys to Downing Street amid political chaos in London. They simply can’t understand why Labour have pledged to negotiate a “credible” Brexit deal with Brussels before campaigning against it in a referendum. Brussels sources also revealed they regret forming tactical alliances with Remain campaigners during the Brexit negotiations.

Sep 10 16:19

Millions of people in England taking medicines they can find hard to stop

Nearly 12 million people – about one in four adults in England – are taking medicines for pain, depression or insomnia, which they can find hard to stop, according to a government review.

Too many people are being prescribed medicines that can cause dependence, says Public Health England (PHE). Half have been on these medicines for a year or more and more than a fifth for over three years. Prescribing rates are 1.5 times higher for women than for men.

Sep 10 16:15

Sainsbury's reinstalls tills in till-free store

Tills have been reinstalled in an experimental till-less shop opened by supermarket Sainsbury's.

It had been totally refurbished to remove the entire checkout area, freeing up shop assistants to help customers on the shop floor.

Customers had to scan their groceries using Sainsbury's Pay & Go app, paying for them as they went around the shop.

But it resulted in long queues at the helpdesk as people attempted to pay for their groceries in the traditional way.

Sainsbury's said it had learned "a huge amount" from the experiment.

Sep 10 16:13

Channel migrants: Rise in crossings driven by Brexit 'fake news'

Eighty-six people attempted to cross the English Channel in a single day - amid claims that people smugglers were using threats about Brexit to pressure migrants.

Border Force officials intercepted six small vessels travelling towards the UK on Tuesday.

It is thought to be the highest number of people found in a single day.

French politician Pierre-Henri Dumont said migrants were wrongly being told "the crossing will close" after Brexit.

He blamed "fake news" about the UK's departure from the EU and said "security measures" alone would not stop the rise in crossings.

Sep 10 07:12

Brilliant moment Tory MP tears apart House for letting UK down by blocking Brexit

Addressing the Commons, the Tory MP lashed out against Remainer MPs frustrating the Brexit process and the role of Parliament at a crucial time in the history of UK's democracy. Mr Selous also hit out at those who resigned from their original parties to join the Liberal Democrats or form new Parliamentary groups to serve their own agendas. He said: “In normal circumstances, Parliamentary democracy serves us well. But in the last two and a bit years I have been ashamed of the behaviour of this Parliament.

Sep 10 07:10

Brexit LIVE: Laura Kuenssberg reveals EXACTLY how Boris can still deliver October 31 exit

The BBC's poltical editor has suggested that the Prime Minister may not need to ask for a delay. She said: "That "long shopping list" of errors, according to one member of the cabinet, means the prime minister's self-imposed Halloween Brexit deadline looks further out of reach than a few short days ago. Is it impossible? Absolutely not. "There is the possibility, still, of a deal, with Number 10 today stressing it was still their primary aim.

Sep 09 09:27

BBC education film that claims there are 'more than 100 gender identities' is blasted as 'nonsense' and accused of 'confusing' primary school children

In one video, titled Identity - Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities, a young boy asks: 'What are the different gender identities?'

The teacher on screen, Kate Daniels, then says: 'We know that we have got male and female but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now.'

Ms Daniels then goes on to explain that some people are 'bi-gender' and so feel as though they are two genders at once, as well as that some people are 'gender-queer' and 'don't want to be anything in particular'.

It is feared that the advice that there are more than '100 genders' will cause confusion as increasingly more children are seeking to change their gender identity.

Sep 09 07:36

The Elite Are Blocking BREXIT

Sep 09 07:09

Is it Quality or QUANTITY Street? Nestlé has shrunk Britain's most popular festive treats AGAIN (with tubs now almost HALF size they were seven years ago)

Nestlé will be cutting the size of the family-favourites for another year, with tubs shrinking some 70g, from 720g to 650g.

Beleaguered customers have complained they've been hit by 'shrinkflation' over the years.

In 2009 Quality Street - then sold in tins - weighed 1.2kg, before gradually getting smaller.

Sep 08 08:16

Boris is Broken

Sep 06 07:38

Fury as police 'act like bouncers' on school gates to 'enforce new dress code' after dozens of protesting pupils were locked out ALL DAY for refusing to wear new gender neutral uniforms

Police and teachers have been criticised for locking school gates to schoolchildren who protested a new 'gender neutral' uniform policy this morning, leaving pupils to wander the streets of a Sussex town.

Angry pupils and parents protested outside the gates of Priory School in Lewes over the clothing policy for the new school year.

But teachers and Sussex Police officers locked the gates on pupils and refused admittance to girls in skirts - and according to one eyewitness officers were actually involved in selecting which students could enter and which would be barred.

Sep 06 07:36

Boris Johnson loses control: Jeremy Corbyn's rebel alliance AGREES deal to block election next week and delay Brexit - leaving the PM powerless in No 10 and he could be forced to QUIT over his 'do or die' October 31 pledge

Jeremy Corbyn and the other leaders of the 'Rebel Alliance' today agreed to work together to stop Boris Johnson forcing an early general election on Monday as the chances of a Brexit delay increased.

Labour, the SNP, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and Plaid Cymru will either vote against the government or abstain when Mr Johnson holds a crunch vote at the start of next week in a bid to go to the country on October 15.

The Prime Minister will need the support of two thirds of the House of Commons to succeed but with the opposition now all on the same page his attempt at triggering a snap poll appears doomed to failure.

That could leave the PM stuck in Number 10 but unable to deliver a No Deal Brexit on October 31 and he could be forced to resign rather than break his 'do or die' pledge.

Sep 05 19:10

'I'd rather be dead in a ditch than delay Brexit': Boris Johnson fuels speculation he will QUIT if he loses fresh bid to force snap election as it emerges he will see the Queen at Balmoral TOMORROW

Boris Johnson today said he would rather be 'dead in a ditch' than delay Brexit - amid mounting speculation he could quit if MPs again block him from holding a snap election.

The Prime Minister underlined his solemn vow to get the UK out of the EU by October 31 as he urged 'chicken' Jeremy Corbyn to support staging a poll.

Delivering a speech at a police training centre in Wakefield, Mr Johnson said going to the country on October 15 was now a 'no brainer'.

And he dodged questions about whether he would resign rather than bow to the will of Parliament.

The comments - in an at times bizarre and rambling performance that was disrupted by a police officer apparently collapsing behind him - came as it emerged the premier will see the Queen in Scotland tomorrow as the political crisis deepens.

Sep 05 19:08

Labour's 'Stop Boris' deal with the Scots: 'Hypocrite' Corbyn holds talks with SNP to push General Election back to NOVEMBER to guarantee No Deal Brexit is dead

Labour will block Boris Johnson's plans for an early General Election until November after entering into a pact with the SNP to stop a No Deal exit.

Jeremy Corbyn met Ian Blackford, the Scottish nationalists' Westminster leader, yesterday to agree an election should only be held after Britain has secured another Brexit delay from the EU.

Mr Corbyn believes he can snare the Prime Minister by refusing Mr Johnson's preferred October 15 election date, forcing him to seek another delay to Brexit.

Sep 05 05:26

Major German Parties Rule Out Deals With Populist AfD Despite its Large Gains in State Elections

The major center-right and center-left parties comprising Germany’s ruling federal coalition took a bad knock in two state elections in the formerly communist east of the country at the weekend. But as each is forced to look for coalition options in the two states they are ruling out working with the populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party at all costs.

Sep 04 19:34

Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Boris Johnson on surprise visit to London

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is travelling to London on Thursday to meet Boris Johnson, on a visit that had not been briefed in advance by either side.

Netanyahu this week cancelled a scheduled trip to India, citing commitments at home surrounding the imminent general election in Israel.

In London, he will also meet the US defence secretary, Mark Esper, according to the prime minister’s office. Esper’s visit has been well trailed and coincides with a visit to the UK by the US vice-president, Mike Pence.

Johnson is also due to meet Pence in Downing Street on Thursday.

Sep 04 17:31

Boris urges ‘people power’ to FORCE election after Corbyn's extraordinary act of cowardice

In an extraordinary act of cowardice, the Labour leader led his MPs in voting against the Prime Minister’s bid for a snap poll to finally break the Brexit deadlock at Westminster. He claimed he would not allow the electoral showdown until a no-deal Brexit is forced off the negotiating. Mr Johnson mocked Mr Corbyn as “frit” and insisted Labour’s opposition to a poll was “unsustainable”. The Prime Minister is expected to try again to get MPs to let him go to the country on October 15 to let the voters choose who will ultimately conclude the Brexit negotiations.

Sep 04 16:11

The real reason Labour doesn't want an election - Corbyn's plot for control revealed

If a general election manifests, it would put the power back into the hands of the public - and Labour isn’t polling well.

In the most recent public voting intention poll conducted by YouGov, Labour received a dismal 22 percent of the vote, well behind the Tories on 33 percent, and almost equal to the Lib Dems on 21 percent.

And bookies predict an election could be Labour’s worst result in 36 years, according to Sporting Index.

The bookmakers believe Jeremy Corbyn will lead Labour to their worst General Election result since Michael Foot’s ‘longest suicide note in history’ manifesto of 1983.

The political spread betting experts have priced Labour seats at 216, just seven more than in ’83, meaning they’d surrender 46 seats with all gains expected to go to the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

Sep 03 18:49

Tory purge begins? Hammond among Brexit rebel MPs thrown out of Conservative party

British PM Boris Johnson appears to be purging his party after losing a no-deal Brexit vote in the House of Commons. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is the first on the chopping block.

Hammond was one of the 21 Tories who voted in favor of the motion, put forth by Sir Oliver Letwin and Labour MP Hilary Benn on Tuesday evening, to debate an extension of Brexit to January 31 and take the no-deal option off the table. Johnson threatened them all with expulsion from the party, and appears to be making good on that threat.

All 21 “rebels” have been thrown out of the Conservative Party, the BBC reported citing sources inside the government on Tuesday evening. This includes Hammond, Ken Clarke, Greg Clark, David Gauke, Justine Greening, and Nicholas Soames, among others.

Sep 03 16:34

'He voted against Maastricht, he voted against Lisbon!' Boris RIPS APART u-turning Corbyn

“He is a man who voted against every single piece of EU legislation.

“He voted against Maastricht, he voted against Lisbon, time and time again.

“He has said that we must uphold the results of the EU referendum.

“Time and time again he has said that he’s on the side of democracy and vindicating the will of the people.

“And what do we see now? He has been converted with his Momentum activists trying to take over the streets.

“Converted into the agent of those who would subvert democracy and overturn the will of the people.”

The brutal response came after Mr Corbyn accused the Prime Minister of failing to put forward proposals to the Brexit impasse before MPs.

Sep 03 15:31

Remainer rebels cheer with glee after hijacking Commons to sabotage no deal

The Government was defeated by a margin of 328 to 301 votes in what was a major victory by Remain rebels over the under-pressure Government. Those MPs will now take control of parliamentary business tomorrow and attempt pass legislation which would prevent a no deal Brexit on October 31. This would see Mr Johnson make a humiliating climbdown by forcing him to return to Brussels and ask the European Union to delay Brexit until January 31, 2020 if no agreement has been reached and MPs have not approved a no deal withdrawal.

The humiliating defeat is a huge blow for Mr Johnson, who may now likely call a snap general election to take place in six weeks time - despite being Prime Minister for less than two months.

Sep 03 15:28

Boris Johnson in crushing no deal Brexit vote defeat - snap general election imminent

BORIS JOHNSON has suffered a crushing defeat after rebels voted in favour of a motion designed to block a no deal Brexit, leaving the Prime Minister’s plans in tatters and making it almost certain he will call a snap general election for October 14.

Sep 03 15:21

‘UK’s out of petrol, justify murdering protesters’: Exam question to get into Eton goes viral

With Remainers denouncing Eton-educated Johnson as a private-school elitist, a question from the school’s 2011 entrance exam surfaced online on Tuesday. Some commenters say it gives a frightening insight into the thought processes of the leaders educated at Eton.

“The year is 2040,” 13-year-old boys competing for the King’s Scholarship were asked. “There have been riots in the streets of London after Britain has run out of petrol because of an oil crisis in the Middle East. Protesters have attacked public buildings. Several policemen have died. Consequently, the Government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but twenty-five protesters have been killed by the Army.”

“You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral.”

Sep 03 15:18

‘Nothing!’ Media refuse to cover Roger Waters concert in support of Julian Assange

If most rockstars performed one of their iconic hits outside the British Home Office, the media would lap it up. Not so, if the star is Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and he sings for jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mainstream media completely ignored Waters’ performance outside the British interior ministry office on Monday evening. A search of the ProQuest newspaper database found “nothing” from any UK newspaper on the event, media fairness website Media Lens tweeted.

Sep 03 08:50

Teenager 'blind' from living off crisps and chips

Experts are warning about the risks of extreme fussy eating after a teenager developed permanent sight loss after living on a diet of chips and crisps.

Eye doctors in Bristol cared for the 17-year-old after his vision had deteriorated to the point of blindness.

Since leaving primary school, the teen had been eating only French fries, Pringles and white bread, as well as an occasional slice of ham or a sausage.

Tests revealed he had severe vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition damage.

Sep 03 08:37

Food banks increasing in schools for pupils' families

More schools in England are setting up food banks to help feed their pupils' families, according to the biggest school governors' organisation.

The National Governance Association's annual survey found 8% of governors were in schools which had food banks - up from 7% last year.

The highest proportion were in the North East - where 13% of governors were in schools with a food bank.

Heads' leader Geoff Barton said schools faced "rising levels of poverty".

"It is a shameful situation in a country which is among the wealthiest in the world," said Mr Barton, leader of the ASCL head teachers' union.

Aug 27 16:48

Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges Prince Andrew to 'come clean'

A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex abuse and alleged she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew as a 17-year-old has urged him to "come clean".

Speaking after a hearing for alleged victims in the wake of Epstein's death, Virginia Giuffre told reporters the prince "knows what he's done".

Aug 26 07:17

Lancashire fracking: 2.9 magnitude tremor recorded

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 has been recorded near the UK's only active shale gas site in Lancashire.

The tremor near Blackpool was recorded at about 08:30 BST and is stronger than those that forced Cuadrilla to suspend test fracking in 2011.

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The latest quake follows another earthquake, with a magnitude of 2.1, measured at the Little Plumpton site on Saturday.

Aug 22 17:16

Army bosses are recruiting poor teenagers into the most dangerous roles because of a lack of adults signing up, campaign group warns

The army is recruiting poor teenagers in its most dangerous roles because it cannot find adults to fill vacancies, a campaign group warned last night.

Almost 30 per cent of last year's new recruits were aged 16 or 17, the most in any year since the financial year ending 2011.

Data from the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) found that, alongside the increasing proportion of young people enlisting, army recruits often come from poorer backgrounds.

Aug 22 09:39

U.S.-UK Deep State Tries to Grab Hong Kong

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog

What can explain these recent instances, proven by Agence France-Press, in which outright frauds — lies (in the form of faked photos and videos) — are being spread online to support the agenda of breaking off, from China, Hong Kong (which has historically always a part of China), so as to make Hong Kong an ‘independent’ nation?:

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