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Dec 09 09:13

Theresa May is warned by Cabinet ministers that she will have to quit if her Brexit deal is defeated in Commons vote and she fails to renegotiate better terms with the EU

The Prime Minister is being warned she will have to resign should her crunch Brexit vote end in disaster next week, it has emerged.

Several Cabinet ministers have warned her she is heading for a heavy defeat and urged her to seek fresh concessions from Brussels.

They fear if Mrs May goes ahead with Tuesday's vote and loses by a large margin it will prove fatal for her leadership – and open the door to a softer 'Norway-style' Brexit.

Dec 08 22:38

JEREMY PAXMAN: My dog could have won a better Brexit deal than those forelock tugging drones we sent out to battle Brussels

The outcome of the 2016 referendum was clear.

By a margin of more than one million votes, the British people said they wanted to leave the EU. Yet more than two years later we are in paralysis, faced with a piece of paper that no one wants – and with seemingly no way forward other than to take the Prime Minister’s Deal.

When Mrs May says it is ‘far from perfect’ she is not exaggerating.

Can you imagine Winston Churchill allowing his negotiators to dance the hokey-cokey with a bunch of foreign bureaucrats and then expecting the British Parliament to agree to a half-in, half-out arrangement which continues EU control until the organisation feels inclined to give it up? And which, by the way, makes it impossible for the UK to strike its own trade deals?

Dec 08 10:52

SINKING SHIP Theresa May faces ‘HANGING’ next week over Brexit vote and could get MORE resignations if she doesn’t change tack

THERESA May faces a "hanging" next week over her crunch Brexit vote and could see even MORE resignations from her top team.

Brexiteers today blasted her 11th hour changes to the legislation, saying it won't be enough to win them over in Tuesday's crunch vote.

Dec 08 10:08

UK Backs US' Claims on November Chlorine Attack in Aleppo

The UK Foreign Office’s spokesperson supported the US claims that the Syrian government forces were involved in the toxic chemicals attack in the city of Aleppo in November.

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A lie sworn to a million times remains a lie!

Dec 08 10:03

Liverpool council finds 24 adult asylum seekers who are posing as children as it launches legal fight to stop almost £1million in taxpayers cash being spent on their care

A legal fight has begun to stop almost £1million of taxpayers’ money being spent on adult asylum seekers posing as children, it emerged last night.

Since May Liverpool council say 39 refugees whose age was in doubt have arrived in the city.

Following specialist assessments costing £60,000, 24 were found to be adults, while only 15 were under 18. Another 17 cases are under review.

Some asylum seekers coming to Britain try to lie about their age because support for under-18s is much better than for adults.

Dec 08 10:03

Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson

The British far-right activist Tommy Robinson is receiving financial, political and moral support from a broad array of non-British groups and individuals, including US thinktanks, rightwing Australians and Russian trolls, a Guardian investigation has discovered.

Robinson, an anti-Islam campaigner who is leading a “Brexit betrayal” march in London on Sunday, has received funding from a US tech billionaire and a thinktank based in Philadelphia.

Dec 07 09:59

May Refuses To Delay Vote On Brexit Deal Despite Near-Certain Defeat

Despite losing an unprecedented Commons vote to hold her government in contempt earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is standing by her position that her deal cannot be altered in any meaningful way - and that's a huge problem for everyone hoping to avert a 'no deal' Brexit.

Dec 07 08:59

Colluding in war crimes: Britain's unreported military alliance with Israel

Britain’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, recently visited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pledging to increase trade and investment between the two countries, which already stands at a record $9bn.

While more than 230 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured by Israeli forces since March, London’s ties with Tel Aviv are growing ever stronger.

Yet, I cannot find a single article in the British “mainstream” media noting the depth of supportive UK policies towards Israel. This media blackout is allowing Britain to continue backing Israeli aggression in the occupied territories with impunity.

Dec 07 08:57

Irish Central Bank Refuses To Discuss Gold Reserves In Bank of England Vaults

IRELAND’S Central Bank has refused to say if it plans to move almost €200m worth of gold bars from the vaults of the Bank of England as a result of Brexit, insisting that any such move would be “commercially sensitive”.

The gold reserves have been held by its UK counterpart for a number of years, and the Central Bank has traditionally been coy on the precise details of the reserves, and the terms of the arrangement it has with the Bank of England.

It refused to be drawn yesterday on whether the reserves would be removed from the Bank of England either before or after the Brexit deadline of next March.

“It is for the Central Bank to determine how Ireland’s gold reserves ought to be managed,” a spokeswoman told the Irish Independent.

Dec 06 16:43

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

UK spies are planning to increase their use of bulk equipment interference, as the range of encrypted hardware and software applications they can't tap into increases.

Equipment interference (EI) – formerly known as computer network exploitation – is the phrase used for spies poking around in devices, like phones or computers, and media like USB sticks.

It allows them to gather up info they claim would otherwise be "lost" as it can't be obtained other ways – crucially, it means they can access encrypted data they cannot grab via the more traditional route of interception.

Dec 06 11:00

Brexit: Theresa May Goes Greek!

Presidents, prime ministers, congresspersons and parliamentarians worldwide regularly negate the democratic will of their nation’s voters by refusing to support legitimate election results. Strangely, their treasonous actions continue without serious reprisal or punishment by the voter. This emboldens them. The reality of votes cast and “democracy” past does not does bode well for the people of the United Kingdom, their future as a nation or their hopeful return to sovereignty once called, “Brexit.”

While the name has not changed; the definition certainly has.

Dec 06 10:53

UK has provided ‘guarantees’ Assange won’t be extradited to face death penalty – Ecuador’s president

Britain has provided enough guarantees that Julian Assange will not be extradited to any country where he would face the death penalty if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno.

Speaking during a radio interview on Thursday, Moreno said his administration has received written assurances that the UK will not extradite Assange to any nation where he will face the death penalty.

Dec 06 10:51

Russian Embassy in London: UK Ignores Ukraine's Illegal Activity in Kerch Strait

The UK government encourages Ukraine’s aggressive rhetoric on Russia, ignoring the fact that Kiev has illegally crossed borders of Russian territorial waters in the Kerch Strait, the Russian Embassy in London said on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, the Ukrainian provocation in the Black Sea, as well as the general situation in the region, continues to be used by a number of Western countries, including the UK, to stir anti-Russian rhetoric. The details of the incident, most notably the blatant and deliberate violation of the territorial waters of the Russian Federation by the Ukrainian ships, are ignored by the UK Government," the embassy’s spokesperson said at a briefing.

Dec 06 10:47

EU to offer to ‘extend Article 50’

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the EU will offer to extend Article 50 beyond March next year if Theresa May loses the Parliamentary vote on the Withdrawal Agreement.

May is due to travel to Brussels on December 13th, two days after the Parliamentary vote on the 11th. The report quotes ‘EU Sources’ saying EU leaders “would be open to the idea of extending the Article 50 process if it meant avoiding a no-deal Brexit.”

Dec 06 10:25

78% OF LOCAL TORY MEMBERS NOW “OPPOSE CONTINUING LEADERSHIP OF THERESA MAY”

The Orpington Conservative Association’s Political Forum met the week before last and local Tory MP Jo Johnson was in attendance. The purpose was to discuss the Withdrawal Agreement. Local constituency meetings are not something that Guido would normally report on, however it is worth looking at this to get an insight into what Tory MPs are hearing in their constituencies and the pressure they are under over the vote.

Dec 06 10:24

EU ON BRINK: Germany unleashes Brexit burden WARNING as migration row erupts

EU ambassadors held long talks over the bloc’s subsequent seven-year price range because it appears to prop-up the in poor health Union within the wake of the United Kingdom’s departure. However issues became nerve-racking when German Ambassador Michael Clauss reminded his fellow EU opposite numbers Germany was once ready to dig deep to fund the Brexit shortfall however demanded member states must be ready to step as much as the plate over the migration factor. Mr Clauss advised the EU Council Germany’s price range contributions may just upward push to about one-quarter of the entire EU price range following Britain’s go out.

Dec 06 10:11

Nigel Farage reveals what will happen if May loses key vote – 'There will be a CRISIS'

Speaking on his LBC show, the former Ukip leader argued Theresa May will lose her Brexit battle in Parliament on December 11 by about 100 votes. Mr Farage went on to predict the Prime Minister will attempt to go back to Brussels to win further concessions from the EU, only to come back and lose a second time in the House of Commons.

The second loss, Mr Farage claimed, will cause a political crisis that will push MPs to agree to an extension of Article 50 postponing the official Brexit date by one year.

He added the move would then inevitably trigger a call for a second Brexit referendum.

He said: “I think she will lose by a 100 or so, she will go back to Brussels, there will be a minor concession.

“She will still lose, there will be a crisis and Parliament will agree to delay the date we leave the European Union by another year.

“I feel – and I hope I’m really really badly wrong – but I feel a second referendum is getting closer.”

Dec 06 10:09

Double-dealing MPs accused of plot to ‘steal’ Brexit from the British people as top Tories say May will be forced to resign if she loses key vote

The devastating blow for the PM saw Parliament seize back control of Brexit if her deal is voted down next Tuesday. And as the dust settled on the vote’s significance yesterday, recriminations began to fly.

Senior Tories on both sides of the Brexit divide predicted Britian’s EU departure date of March 29 will now be delayed as ministers will be forced to put together a new softer option to please Parliament.

Ministers and party grandees also told The Sun that the mood across Tory MPs was hardening significantly against the PM since the Commons bloodbath. There is a growing consensus among them that Mrs May will be forced to resign next week if she loses the landmark vote on her unpopular deal.

Dec 05 10:45

'Why don't you all grow a pair!' Piers Morgan calls Dominic Raab a 'coward' for prolonging plot to oust May as the number of Tory MPs who oppose her Brexit deal grows to 103

Piers Morgan branded Dominic Raab a 'coward' and told Brexiteers to 'grow a pair' and replace Theresa May if they wanted their own version of Brexit.

The GMB host launched his furious attack on the former Brexit Secretary as the number of Tory rebels against the deal continued to rise ahead of Tuesday's vote.

Mr Raab insisted changing the Prime Minister now would be seen as 'political parlour games' by the public - just a fortnight after the hardline European Research Group of Tory MPs tried and failed to remove her.

Dec 05 10:45

Legal Advice on Brexit Deal Reveals the 'Unthinkable,' Leaving MPs Furious

No wonder the UK government tried to hide the Legal Advice on the withdrawal agreement provisions, said the Deputy Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) as details on the realities of the backstop have been made available to the parliamentarians.

Theresa May's government suffered an impressive defeat at the House of Commons on Tuesday, when the MPs voted it was in contempt of the Parliament. The government ministers were ordered to publish the full legal advice by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal deal.

The Brexit legal advice revealed "central weaknesses in the Government's deal" and it is "unthinkable the Government tried to keep this information from Parliament," Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said upon the partial release of the document.

Dec 05 10:38

'Worst Possible Outcome': Brexit Deal Would Make EU Rule Taker - UK Politician

British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to defend her Chequers Brexit plan in the House of Commons ahead of a vote on whether to proceed with the proposals next week? Is there any chance that it could be approved?

Dec 05 10:34

MERVYN KING Theresa May’s Brexit deal is a historic error of monumental incompetence

WHEN Tony Blair and Boris Johnson unite in their condemnation of Theresa May’s “deal”, you know something has gone badly wrong.

The withdrawal agreement is less a carefully crafted diplomatic compromise and more the result of incompetence of a high order.

Dec 05 05:35

UK GOVERNMENT FOUND IN CONTEMPT OF PARLIMENT

In historic first, UK government found in contempt of parliament
Row in lower chamber House of Commons centred on publication of legal advice related to British PM's Brexit deal.

The UK government will publish in full legal advice it received regarding Prime Minister Theresa May's widely criticised Brexit deal after it was found to be in contempt of parliament for failing to originally do so.

In a landmark vote on Tuesday, parliamentarians in the lower chamber House of Commons backed a motion, tabled a day before by six parties, demanding full disclosure of the counsel by 311 votes to 293.

The vote marked the first time in history a UK government has been found in contempt of parliament.

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Dec 04 19:53

University buckles to pressure and reviews plan to name lecture theatre in honour of BBC's Jenni Murray after protesters complained that she said transgender women 'aren't real women'

A university is to review its decision to name a lecture theatre after a BBC broadcaster who said transgender women aren't 'real women'.

Woman's Hour host Jenni Murray made the comments in a Sunday Times article last year under the title 'Be trans, be proud - but don't call yourself a 'real woman'.

Dec 04 19:44

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Britain will never forgive a Brexit betrayal from vain and arrogant MPs that would shatter the integrity of our democracy

In a febrile, fractious Commons yesterday, the Government suffered three defeats in quick succession, each more crushing than the last.

The first two – relating to publication of the full legal advice surrounding the withdrawal agreement – were largely procedural. More embarrassing than truly disastrous.

But the third, in the form of an amendment by arch Tory rebel Dominic Grieve, could have the effect of giving Parliament, rather than the Government, total supremacy in shaping Brexit.

In principle, this may sound admirably democratic. But in a hung Parliament, where the majority of MPs are in conflict with the will of the people and want Britain to remain in the EU, it is a recipe for chaos and betrayal.

True, this vote makes the chances of crashing out with no deal vanishingly small. But it also means that Brexit may never happen at all.

Dec 04 14:54

Tories become first UK government EVER to be found in contempt of Parliament

Theresa May’s Conservative Party have become the first UK government ever to be found guilty of being in Contempt of Parliament following a vote of MPs this evening.

The finding of Contempt of Parliament was made in response to the government’s anti-democratic refusal to publish the full legal advice on Brexit despite MPs passing a binding motion demanding they do so.

Dec 04 14:53

UK Tory govt first in history to be found in contempt of parliament

UK govt ministers have been found to be in contempt of parliament – the first time in history – after failing to publish the full legal advice concerning the Brexit deal agreed with the EU, after a vote in the House of Commons.

The contempt of parliament motion tabled by Labour and other opposition parties, including PM Theresa May's confidence and supply partners, the DUP, was passed by 311 votes to 293.

Responding to the government's defeat, Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, told MPs that the final and full legal advice would be published on Wednesday.

Dec 04 14:14

Parliament finds May government in contempt for withholding terms of Brexit

In a historic first, the British Parliament found the government of Prime Minister Theresa May in contempt on Tuesday for failing to release in full the advice it received from the country's top law officer about the terms of exiting the EU.

The British government received a historic rebuke from lawmakers on Tuesday over its Brexit plans - an inauspicious sign for Prime Minister Theresa May as she opened an epic debate in Parliament that will decide the fate of her divorce deal with the European Union.

Legislators in the House of Commons found the government in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish in full the advice it had received from the country's top law officer about the terms of Britain's departure from the EU.

The vote has little direct impact on the Brexit debate, but reflects mounting tension between the government and Parliament over the next steps in the U.K.'s exit.

Dec 04 10:02

ECJ ADVOCATE GENERAL SAYS UK CAN UNILATERALLY REVOKE ARTICLE 50

In a major victory for the continuity remain campaign, the European Court of Justice’s Advocate General Manual Campos Sánchez-Bordona has announced that the UK can unilaterally withdraw its Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty notification, although domestically this would require a Parliamentary vote and a co-operative executive. The ECJ is not bound to accept the opinion of the Advocate General, but it almost always does…

Remoaning MPs, MSPs, and MEPs have been arguing for a unilateral mechanism to remain in the EU and it looks like the ECJ will grant them their wish. Yet another unholy alliance of domestic and foreign interests working to reverse the 2016 result…

Dec 04 10:01

‘Don’t underestimate us’ - MI6 boss warns Russia in latest sign of heightened tensions

The head of MI6 warned Russia against underestimating the UK’s capabilities, accusing the Kremlin of using “military-grade chemical weapon on UK soil,” during a speech at a university in Scotland.

In only his second major speech since his appointment as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in 2014, Alex Younger took aim at Moscow over the Salisbury poisoning and their stance of “perpetual confrontation” with the West.

Dec 04 10:01

‘Putin’s puppet’: Tory minister hits out at Corbynite MP for highlighting child poverty on RT

Amber Rudd has hit out at Labour MP Chris Williamson, labelling him one of “Putin’s puppets” after his appearance on RT where he blamed the UK govt for creating a child poverty crisis this Christmas.

The Work and Pensions Secretary, and close ally of Prime Minister Theresa May, was widely ridiculed on social media for ignoring the issue of poverty in the UK, which was highlighted recently in a damning UN report.

Rudd made the comment after Williamson had tweeted about his interview on RT’s Going Underground show. He talked about his “utter outrage” at a report by housing association, the Peabody Trust, that says more than 100,000 children are at risk of being plunged into poverty this Christmas, as families wait for their delayed universal credit payment.

Dec 04 09:11

UK can stop Brexit unilaterally - EU legal adviser's bombshell gives hope to Remainers

The UK has the power to unilaterally stop the Brexit process, the EU’s top legal advisers have said, contradicting statements from London that Article 50 could only be stopped with agreement of all 27 EU member states.

The Advocate General, in a report prepared for the European Court in Strasbourg, stated that the UK could suspend the already triggered two-year Article 50 process, according to a lawyer for the group that brought forward the case.

Dec 04 09:03

UK changes military leadership amid row over US jet import

The British military has changed its top commanders amid a widening row over the import of F-35 fighter jets from the United States.

Reports on Monday said that four new senior chiefs had been appointed to lead the UK military forces, including the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

Air Marshal Michael Wigston will lead the RAF while Vice Admiral Tony Radakin would become Britain’s first sea lord and chief of naval staff. All the commanders are approved by the Queen Elizabeth II, who is the commander of the British armed forces, and they will take up their posts next year, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The new commanders were appointed with a stated mission of improving the British army’s capabilities in dealing with increasing threats.

However, the appointments come amid a widening row between the RAF and the Royal Navy over which type of US-made F-35 fighter jets the UK should prefer in its future purchases.

Dec 03 10:57

British Government ‘Pledges’ Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. “An Agricultural Revolution” Predicated on Genetic Engineering!

At a time when apprehensions about low-quality food entering the country post Brexit are rising, the Times reports that Michael Gove, the environment secretary has announced that “Britain will lead an agricultural revolution with the use of gene editing”.

In July, after hearing scientific evidence that gene editing “causes many profound mutations and DNA damage”, the European Court of Justice ruled that food resulting from genome editing would be regarded as genetically modified, which is outlawed in Europe.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is underwhelmed

Disregarding this science-based evidence, Gove pledged, at yesterday’s CLA meeting in Westminster, that scientists and farmers would be freed from this European court ruling. The first report seen however, makes no reference to this exciting prospect, whatsoever.

Dec 03 10:55

Attorney general admits UK could be locked in to Irish backstop amid row over legal advice

Attorney general Geoffrey Cox has admitted the UK could be locked into a customs backstop under Theresa May's Brexit blueprint amid a fierce row over the publication of full legal advice on the deal.

Mr Cox confirmed that neither the UK nor EU would be able to unilaterally end the Northern Irish backstop arrangement if it came into force, in an address to MPs.

His statement comes after opposition MPs threatened to join forces to initiate contempt of parliament proceedings against the government, after ministers lost a binding vote to publish the documents.

Dec 03 10:32

Theresa May set to SCRAP meaningful vote and re-open Brexit negotiations - reports

THERESA May is on a collision course with the European Union as plans have emerged to scrap the upcoming vote on her controversial Brexit deal and instead attempt to renegotiate terms in Brussels.

Dec 03 10:14

We need to hold our nerve over Brexit - we can do so much better than this deal

Yes, of course the public is entitled to see the legal advice from the Attorney General to the Prime Minister. It is a scandal that this is currently being withheld.

You will recall that, when she was in opposition, the present Prime Minister wrote to the Labour government and complained of their failure to publish the Attorney General’s advice on the Iraq war. She was right then – and how much more wrong and absurd is her position now, when you consider that this legal question is more important even than the Iraq war.

Dec 03 10:02

DOWNING STREET PUSHING MERITS OF MAY’S DEAL WITH HASHTAG #BACKTHEBREXITDEAL

This is the line Downing Street will be pushing out in a paid for social media blitz, highlighting the merits of May’s deals versus the alternatives. Like with the £9 million spent before the referendum, the government has no qualms about spending taxpayers’ money pushing their policy position – even though it has little support in the country or parliament. Some might quibble with the accuracy of the presentation’s spin…

Dec 03 10:02

Brexit and Military Losses of the Past Show Up British Exceptionalism

The anniversary of the sinking of two great capital ships off Singapore, one of the great British defeats of the Second World War, falls unnoticed between the proposed May-Corbyn debate on 9 December and the House of Commons vote on the Brexit agreement with the EU on 11 December. This is a pity because the miscalculations that go into producing first rate disasters, both political and military, have a lot in common.

Seventy-seven years ago, on 10 December 1941, Japanese planes found and sank the battleship Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser Repulsewhen they unwisely sailed north of Singapore without air cover in a bid to attack the Japanese forces invading Malaya. Describing his reaction to the sinking, in which 840 sailors died, Churchill said: “In all the war, I never received a more direct shock.”

Dec 03 10:00

Moscow Comments on Media Reports About UK Psychological Warfare Units in Ukraine

The United Kingdom seems to be seeking to expand its military presence in Ukraine in the run-up to the March presidential election in the country, the Russian Embassy in London said, commenting on media reports about the UK psychological warfare units allegedly stationed in Ukraine.

On Sunday, BBC News Russian reported that 1,200 servicemen of the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a top-secret unit that deals with electronic and psychological warfare, are currently stationed in Ukraine. According to the broadcaster, the UK servicemen in Ukraine have three main areas of activities: carry out military tasks on the Internet, as well as psychological and information operations.

Dec 03 09:59

Theresa May Brexit advisor Olly Robbins admitted deal was ‘a BAD OUTCOME’ in secret letter

Mr Robbins, the Prime Minister’s Europe advisor, said the Brexit deal’s backstop proposal didn’t guarantee security cooperation with the EU. He claimed it would require some regulatory controls between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. The revelation of the warning, details of which were published in The Telegraph, will increase pressure on the Prime Minister to publish the Attorney General’s full legal advise on the deal.

Currently the Prime Minister is refusing to release the text in full but a later today there will be a cross-party attempt in Parliament to force publication.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, dated October 19, Mr Robbins warned: “We should not forget that the backstop is, even with a UK-EU customs union, a bad outcome.”

Dec 03 09:59

UK's MI6 Chief to Urge Russia 'Not to Underestimate Our Determination'

The chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Alex Younger, will deliver a rare public speech on Monday, during which he will reiterate a batch of London’s accusations against Russia and urge it not to “underestimate” the United Kingdom and its allies, according to excerpts of his speech in the UK media.

“[We] urge Russia or any other state intent on subverting our way of life not to underestimate our determination and our capabilities, or those of our allies,” Younger is set to say at St Andrew’s University, as quoted by The Telegraph newspaper.

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Here's your rifle...

Dec 03 09:55

Brexit & Iraq War: Piers Morgan vs. Alastair Campbell

Dec 03 09:46

Leaked Commons legal analysis of Brexit deal vindicates Trump, contradicts May and adds to Brexiteers’ concerns

The Government is already on the rack over its refusal to publish the legal advice provided on the Brexit deal by Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, despite a parliamentary motion ordering it to be done.

Cox will make a statement on the matter in the House of Commons later today (Monday 3rd December), during which he will doubtless be questioned about the leak in the Sunday Times of a letter he wrote in which he admitted that the UK would be trapped “indefinitely” in a customs union with the EU if the backstop comes into effect.

Dec 02 11:34

If May won't tell us her legal advice, we'll launch contempt proceedings

Parliament is about to make one of the most important decisions in a generation: whether to vote for or against the proposed Brexit deal.

In preparation for that decision, MPs must have access to the fullest possible information about what they are voting on. That’s why it was so important that Labour secured an order from Parliament for MPs to be given access to the Attorney General’s full legal advice to the Cabinet on the final deal.

And yet, following comments by the Prime Minister this past week, the Government looks set to defy that order of the House of Commons.

Dec 02 11:16

TONY PARSONS The Prime Minister’s lousy, stinking deal will leave us shackled to the EU with no say on how it’s run

The Prime Minister is counting on the people who are 'bored of Brexit' and just want Theresa May to 'get on with it', but we aren't sick of Brexit, we are sick of being bullied by Brussels

Dec 02 07:03

How to rid the world of anti-Semitism

"If Jews want to rid the world of anti-Semitism, Jewish bodies should carefully self-reflect and take responsibility for their own actions, instead of blaming the goyim (gentiles)." >>

Dec 01 15:44

Guardian escalates its vilification of Julian Assange

Jonathan Cook says the Guardian’s attacks on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are intended to shore up a consensus on the left for attacks on leading threats to the existing, neoliberal order, whether they are a whistle-blowing platform like WikiLeaks or a politician like Jeremy Corbyn. >>

Dec 01 09:52

Spotting the fakery in May’s forthcoming Brexit pledges

Theresa May plans to print millions of cards with five pledges on Brexit (a ploy copied from Tony Blair’s election campaigning). Here is my prediction of her top five false claims, and how to refute them.

Nov 30 12:15

British cops find new ways to fine motorists

In their never ending quest to squeeze the average British motorist of every penny they can, the cops have come up with a new idea. Fining motorists for using their mobile phones whilst their car is stationary. Yep, yes sir, even if your car is totally at a standstill, if the cops find you using a mobile phone, you will be fined £200.

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They do that here in Hawaii.

Nov 30 11:43

From Star Wars to Newsnight? BBC admits pro-Brexit pastor is also paid actor

The BBC has come under fire after a Brexit-backing pastor who staunchly defended Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Monday’s Newsnight program was revealed to also be a paid actor.

Lynn, also known as Marina, Hayter, dressed in full dog-collar garb, urged viewers to “have faith in the government” while being rather deferential to the assembled politicians. “They know far more about what’s going on than we do," Hayter said, as she gestured towards the participating MPs.

Nov 30 11:42

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: On the 12th day of Brexit, Theresa gave to me... The start of World War III

On the first day of Brexit, Theresa gave to me: A lifetime of penury. On the second day of Brexit, Theresa gave to me: Some garbage from Mark Carney.

Strictly speaking, Day Two should really be about national security, but I couldn't make it scan.

The Home Office minister Ben Wallace spent yesterday putting himself about in radio and TV studios warning that we're all going to be murdered by terrorists unless MPs get behind Mother Theresa's risible Brexit 'deal'.

Nov 30 07:52

UK to Send Marines, Warship to Ukraine for Sake of 'Democracy'

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will reaffirm Britain’s commitment to Ukraine during a visit to Kiev.

The United Kingdom will ramp up its military assistance to Ukraine, deploying additional troops and a Royal Navy ship to defend 'freedom and democracy,' Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will announce on Wednesday, The Telegraph wrote.

Ukrainian Special Forces and Marines will be trained by British personnel and HMS Echo, a Royal Navy hydrographic survey ship with a company of 72, will deploy to the region.

“As long as Ukraine faces Russian hostilities, it will find a steadfast partner in the United Kingdom,” Williamson will say.

Nov 30 07:52

UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions

This carefully researched article by Arkady Savitsky first published on November 24, (one day before the Kerch Strait Incident) outlines with foresight Britain’s so-called “hydrographic survey” in the Black Sea which is slated to be carried out as of early next year. The stated objective is to:

“to demonstrate Britain’s support for Ukraine and ensure “freedom of navigation”.

In this regard, the Kerch Strait Incident acts as a pretext in support of an ongoing military project. In all likelihood it will be used to “justify” US-UK-NATO deployments in the Black Sea Basin.

Is the Kerchen Incident part of a broader US-NATO “Responsibility to Protect (R2P) plan to “militarize the Black Sea”? According to Arkady Savitsky:

In September, Great Britain made known it planned to increase the warships’ presence in the Black Sea next year with increasingly frequent port calls to Odessa.

Nov 30 07:50

'It is game, set and match to you': Farage congratulates Barnier on 'beating' Britain in Brexit talks at a half-empty European Parliament as the EU insists NO other deal is available

Nigel Farage today congratulated his arch nemesis Michel Barnier on beating the UK in the Brexit talks - declaring Brussels had won 'game, set and match'.

But he warned the deal is so loathed in Britain that it does not stand a chance of getting backed by MPs and the UK could be set to crash out without a deal at all.

It came after Mr Barnier said the agreement thrashed out with Theresa May is the only deal on the table.

Speaking in a half empty chamber in the European Parliament for a standard plenary session this morning, Mr Farage it is a 'good deal' for the EU but hated in Britain.

The ex Ukip leader said: 'It is a good deal for the European Union. For the UK, I think it is probably the worst deal in history.'

He added: 'Mr Barnier, I have to say, I wish you were on our side really, because it is game, set and match to you.'

Lashing the PM's divorce deal, he said it 'shattered any illusion' that Britain will become an independent country after March next year.

Nov 30 07:49

Theresa May's Brexit deal was torn apart in the Commons, just as it would be by the general public

Did previous generations who lived in historic times find history to be so aggressively punctuated with formal statements?

When Genghis Khan conquered China, for example, was he required to make public statements to the effect that he was a) thinking about conquering China, b) going to conquer China, c) in the process of conquering China, and ultimately d) had conquered China?

No one doubts that Theresa May agreeing a deal to formalise the UK’s exit from the European Union is historic, not least given, as Winston Churchill once almost said, the last fortnight has lasted for a thousand years. But it has now been pre-announced, pre-pre-announced, announced and, at the despatch box of the House of Commons on Monday, enjoyed the first of what will be a lengthy string of re-re-announcements.

Nov 30 07:48

EU's lawyers argue Britain cannot cancel Brexit without the bloc's consent

Lawyers acting for the EU have argued that Britain should not be able to cancel Brexit without the bloc’s consent in order to prevent political chaos from engulfing the union.

The European Union’s top court is to rule on whether the UK has the power to unilaterally revoke Article 50, after legal action seeking clarity on the matter from Remain campaigners.

The UK started the legal process of leaving the EU in March 2017 by invoking the Lisbon treaty clause, which spells out the steps towards the exit door.

Nov 30 07:47

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: On the 12th day of Brexit, Theresa gave to me... The start of World War III

On the first day of Brexit, Theresa gave to me: A lifetime of penury. On the second day of Brexit, Theresa gave to me: Some garbage from Mark Carney.

Strictly speaking, Day Two should really be about national security, but I couldn't make it scan.

The Home Office minister Ben Wallace spent yesterday putting himself about in radio and TV studios warning that we're all going to be murdered by terrorists unless MPs get behind Mother Theresa's risible Brexit 'deal'.

Nov 30 07:47

Did BBC hire a 'fake vicar' to back Theresa May's Brexit deal on Newsnight? Viewers discover guest is actress who appeared in Star Wars and EastEnders and claims to have been ordained by a US evangelist

The BBC has come under fire after it booked a Star Wars extra who calls herself a pastor through an agency for a Brexit discussion.

The broadcaster denied hiring a 'fake vicar' to appear on its flagship political programme after social media users hit out at the corporation.

Lynn Hayter appeared on Newsnight on Monday to defend Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement on the UK leaving the European Union.

Today she angrily denied she had been paid by the BBC as she spoke to MailOnline outside her home.

Ms Hayter, whose 'ordination' seems to have come in the form of a certificate from a US televangelist, said: 'I was not paid by the BBC . They did not pay me. I was contacted by an independent organisation and asked to appear.'

Nov 30 06:08

THIS GUARDIAN FAKE NEWS STORY PROVES THAT THE MEDIA CAN'T BE TRUSTED

Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump’s push for the White House.

It is unclear why Manafort wanted to see Assange and what was discussed. But the last meeting is likely to come under scrutiny and could interest Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

A well-placed source has told the Guardian that Manafort went to see Assange around March 2016. Months later WikiLeaks released a stash of Democratic emails stolen by Russian intelligence officers.

Manafort, 69, denies involvement in the hack and says the claim is “100% false”. His lawyers declined to answer the Guardian’s questions about the visits.

The piece did not include the public denial Wikileaks issued to its 5.4 million followers one and a half hour before it was published.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but completely predictable, from something which, through these lies, has become just another disreputable rag, with dis info to be manipulated in any way its editorial board decides.

Nov 29 10:31

Tory MP Johnny Mercer says there's 'nothing wrong' with killing for what you believe in

A Tory MP has prompted an angry debate after suggesting killing people for what you believe in is acceptable.

Writing about why young people should consider joining the army, Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer lamented the unpopularity of the use of violence.

He said: “The application of violence to defeat the enemies of the nation has become worryingly unpopular. Nothing wrong with fighting (yes killing) for values/what you believe in. The oppressed/bullied/tormented/voiceless deserve it. Join the fight; best thing you’ll ever do.”

The MP’s tweet followed another which said: “At some point – somewhere – someone – is going to have to stand up to Russia in the traditional sense.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle...

Nov 29 10:18

Uber driver who sparked a major terrorist alert when he ploughed into a crowd of tourists had been driving around London uninsured and without a licence for two years

An Uber driver who sparked a major terror alert when he ploughed into a crowd of tourists had been driving around London uninsured and without a licence for two years.

Tanzanian Juma Omar, 48, floored the throttle of his Toyota Prius outside the Natural History Museum and careered over the pavement, sending pedestrians flying into the air as others ran screaming from his path.

He claimed the brakes had failed, but he was convicted of dangerous driving by a jury at the Old Bailey.

The court heard Omar came to Britain as an asylum seeker in 1995, but was told to get out the country in 1998.

Nov 29 10:17

'This is Project Hysteria': Brexiteers slam Bank of England chief after he warned No Deal doomsday could cause the worst recession since the 1930s and plunge house prices by 30%

The Bank of England has warned the pound would crash, inflation will soar and interest rates would have to rise in the event of a no deal disorderly Brexit.

Bank Governor Mark Carney said the impact of Brexit would depend entirely on whether there was a deal but said he had a duty to spell out what might happen.

Mr Carney said the Bank's job was not to 'hope for the best but prepare for the worst' - but his blood-curdling claims will enrage Brexiteers.

The figures are contained in a 'worst case scenario' published by the Bank which suggests in a last-minute no deal, no transition Brexit Britain's GDP could plunge rapidly by 8 per cent - much worse than the 2008 financial crisis.

But he faced a backlash from Eurosceptic MPs, who accused him of mobilising ‘Project Hysteria’ in support of Mrs May’s deal.

Nov 29 10:15

‘We rid you of the NAZIS!’ Brexiteer MEP EXPLODES at EU’s attempts to ‘ENSLAVE BRITAIN’

The Scottish MEP accused the European Union of trying to “stamp their boot” on Britain with their latest offer for a Brexit deal. Mr Coburn previously branded the tentative agreement an “insult” to the United Kingdom, insisting Brussels should pay tribute to the important role the country played in defeating the Nazis during World War 2. The leader of Ukip Scotland claimed the bloc is trying to “enslave” Britain and force Britons to stay in the EU by exploiting the fragile relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Addressing colleagues during the European Parliament plenary in Brussels on Wednesday, Mr Coburn said: “George Orwell said ‘if you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.’

“The EU has tried to stamp a jackboot down on Britain with its recent so-called Brexit deal for democratically daring to leave. An attempted enslavement of the very nation that fought the Nazis and liberated Europe.

Nov 29 10:03

British Royal Air Force kicks off ‘combat readiness’ drills with Saudi Arabia

London has sent its airpower and servicemen for a joint drill with Saudi Arabia, despite international pressure to wind down military cooperation with Riyadh after the Khashoggi murder and amid its devastating war in Yemen.

Around 200 Royal Air Force (RAF) servicemen and eight Typhoon jets are now in Saudi Arabia taking part in a ‘pre-planned’ Green Flag exercise to help the Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF) maintain its combat readiness.

“The British Royal Air Force aims to integrate all combat systems, including air combat, air support and electronic warfare, and especially how to use them against the enemy’s land defense systems for maximum operational efficiency,” Major General Haidar bin Rafie Al-Omari of the RSAF said on Monday.

Nov 28 12:11

Daniel Hannan: I want to support May’s plan. But I can’t. It proposes a way of leaving the EU that’s exactly the wrong way round.

Daniel Hannan is an MEP for South-East England, and a journalist, author and broadcaster. His most recent book is What Next: How to Get the Best from Brexit.

I have been watching the dégringolade of Brexit with – if such a thing is possible – even more agony than the rest of you. It’s not just the frustration of seeing mistake after avoidable mistake being made by our side. It’s not just the tossing away of a generational opportunity to relaunch Britain as a global trader. It’s something else. You see, I had always expected, at this stage, to be one of those Leavers who could warmly back a compromise deal.

Nov 28 12:11

MAY-SSACRE Theresa May could suffer a 200-vote defeat when the Commons decides on her Brexit deal — dealing a fatal blow to her Premiership

THERESA May could suffer a 200-vote defeat when the Commons decides on her Brexit deal — dealing a fatal blow to her Premiership.

With just 12 days to go until the crucial “meaningful vote”, Cabinet ministers are considering urging her to abandon it.

Nov 28 11:56

Why Britain Doesn’t Want Trump to Declassify Obamagate Docs

FISA declassification will assure all the actors who tried to harm America are finally exposed,” George Papadopoulos wrote on Twitter last week. “Alexander Downer, the Australian government, UK, and GCHQ (British intelligence). If FISA is not declassified, these foreign governments will try to interfere again in 2020 to hurt Trump and the movement.”

Meanwhile, the British spies who tripped up Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Michael Flynn, and others are demanding that Trump stop the release of any Obamagate docs. “UK spy chiefs in fight to stop Trump exposing their sources,” ran the headline on a Sydney Morning Herald story last week.

“MI6 chiefs are secretly battling Donald Trump to stop him publishing classified information linked to the Russian election meddling investigation,” according to the story. “The UK is warning he will undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers.”

Nov 28 11:19

The great smart meter fiasco: Millions of the dubious devices may have to be ripped out of homes because they won't work when you switch supplier

As many as four million smart meters may need to be ripped out and replaced, Money Mail can reveal.

This is because it may not ever be possible for them to work properly when customers switch supplier.

The Government has promised to launch a new system to fix the problem so that all customers can switch provider without issue, but it has been repeatedly delayed.

Now, an official report has claimed that their plan may not work for all of the meters affected.

Nov 27 07:42

The horror of the Islamic gangs in the UK (by Eugenia Fiore Bennati)

Pervert and inhumane. These are just two of the adjectives used by the judge in Leeds to describe 20 men, all of Pakistani origin, sentenced to Huddersfield. What apparently seems a quiet town in the heart of Britain hid, and according to several sources still hides, a traffic of disturbing child sexual exploitation. In other words, even girls aged only 11 have been turned into sex slaves. Such as? The gang lured prey on the street, leaving school or the bus station. Apparently, it could be a simple invitation to a party. But here, then, there were alcohol. Moreover, the drugs were inside the drinks. What happened next can be imagined. "At one point I was alone with one of them. That was the first time they raped me. And before that night I did not even know what sex was like" K. says, who has to remain anonymous for legal reasons. Then she adds a disturbing detail: "Often they told us that we were nothing but white trash".

Nov 27 04:51

Nationalism Not Globalism': Trump attacks May's Brexit deal

Trump attacks May's Brexit deal, says it may harm US-UK trade

US president says it "sounds like a great deal" for the EU, adding that Britain may not be able to trade with the US.

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU) may hamper trade between Washington and London.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Trump said the deal that May struck with Brussels "sounds like a great deal" for the EU.

"I think we have to take a look at, seriously, whether or not the UK is allowed to trade, because you know right now, if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us," he said.

"That wouldn't be a good thing. I don't think they meant that, I don't think the prime minister meant that, and hopefully she'll be able to do something about that," Trump said.

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Nov 26 13:53

School Labels Parents 'Racist' For Questioning If '15yo Refugee' Is A 30yo Man

School administrators "dismissed parents as 'racist'" and allegedly threatened them with prosecution for questioning whether a "15-year-old asylum seeker" is actually a 30-year-old man, according to a report in The Sun.

Nov 26 11:38

UK facing longest fall in living standards for over 60 years, finds think tank

The UK is on course for the longest period of falling living standards since records began, according to a leading think tank.

The Resolution Foundation said data released in the Budget showed British are families suffering the biggest squeeze in their finances since the 1950s.

It explained in a report published this morning that the UK economy will be £42bn smaller in 2022 than we thought it would be in March after official data indicated dismal growth forecasts in coming years.

Nov 26 10:39

EU-WIDE ‘ANTI-RUSSIAN PSY-OPS’ PROGRAM CONFIRMS UK GOVT FUNDING, ANONYMOUS DENIES LEAK

A network exposed by leaked documents as a Europe-wide PR operation aimed at curbing “Russian propaganda” has confirmed receiving money from the British government, while Anonymous has denied on Twitter that it’s behind the leak.
The Integrity Initiative (II) is a network claiming to fight disinformation that threatens democracy. A trove of alleged II documents, which purports to show costs and internal guidelines as well as names of individuals cooperating with it, has been published by people claiming to be part of the Anonymous collective. A major Anonymous-linked Twitter account has denied it was linked to the leak.

Responding to the leak on Monday, the organization said it did indeed receive funding from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for the past two years, but insisted that private donors were its primary source of money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me unsurprised by this revelation.

But the one thing I can tell you, watching the unfolding of these horrific, US generated wars. (allegedly on Terror, but actually against the people who have the nerve to live over those resources the US and EU very much want to "liberate") ,is that kind of demonization, coupled with sanctions against said countries, means war is coming.

That incident yesterday, regarding Ukraine patrol boats, seized by the Russians, out of international waters, is a case in point, followed by the histrionics delivered by Nikki Haley at the UN's emergency session today, today, are a very good example of this kind of demonization.

And the other thing most presstitutes did NOT choose to cover, was extensive shelling, by the Ukrainian military, in Donbass yesterday.

Nov 26 08:11

Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

British MPs have made unprecedented use of Parliamentary powers to send a serjeant at arms to the hotel where the boss of a US software biz was staying to seize potentially damaging documents on Facebook.

The cache allegedly shows internal messages – including from Mark Zuckerberg – that demonstrate the social network actively exploited a loophole in its policies on access to users' friends' data that allowed Cambridge Analytica to walk away with info on 87 million people.

The decision to seize the documents marks a major escalation in what was, until now, mostly a war of words between the parties. Zuck has flatly refused MPs' requests that he give evidence in their inquiry.

The chairman of the much-snubbed Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins, said the group had taken the extraordinary step because it had thus far "failed to get answers" from the firm directly.

Nov 24 09:46

Where Were The Brexit 'No-Deal' Warnings During The Scottish Independence Debate?

Authored by Bernard Connolly via The Spectator,

Four years ago, 45 per cent of Scottish voters favoured leaving the UK. Many of the warnings about the negative impact of independence on the Scottish economy were justified. But they did not extinguish a yearning for independence – and the same could be said of the EU referendum, with the caveat that this time a majority voted to leave, and many of the warnings were unjustified.

An ineradicable desire to get our country back triumphed over the Project Fear campaign conducted by the Treasury and the whole of the nomenklatura that sought to preserve position, power and privilege for itself and to suppress any notion that ordinary people, in Britain or

In part, that triumph came because of the risible – and dubiously motivated – nature of the economic argument for staying in as presented by assorted anti-Brexit ‘experts’; the ‘experts’ who habitually get the big questions wrong.

Nov 24 09:40

El Erian: Brexit & The Global Economy

The singular issue of Brexit has consumed the United Kingdom for two and a half years. The “if,” “how,” and “when” of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union, after decades of membership, has understandably dominated news coverage, and sidelined almost every other policy debate. Lost in the mix, for example, has been any serious discussion of how the UK should boost productivity and competitiveness at a time of global economic and financial fluidity.

At the same time, the rest of the world’s interest in Brexit has understandably waned. The UK’s negotiations with the EU have dragged on through multiple déjà vu moments, and the consensus is that the economic fallout will be felt far more acutely in Britain than in the EU, let alone in countries elsewhere.

Nov 24 09:26

MI6 Scrambling To Stop Trump From Releasing Classified Docs In Russia Probe

The UK's Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been scrambling to prevent President Trump from publishing classified materials linked to the Russian election meddling investigation, according to The Telegraph, stating that any disclosure would "undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers."

Trump's allies, however, are fighting back - demanding transparency and suggesting that the UK wouldn't want the documents withheld unless it had something to hide.

The Telegraph has talked to more than a dozen UK and US officials, including in American intelligence, who have revealed details about the row.

British spy chiefs have “genuine concern” about sources being exposed if classified parts of the wiretap request were made public, according to figures familiar with discussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what was so damning that the UK's and Australia's intelligence community are so dead against this release of information.

Nov 23 11:26

'Unacceptable': Spanish Prime Minister Rejects Brexit Plan Over Gibraltar

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday his country would veto the Brexit draft over the disputed Gibraltar peninsula.

Spanish authorities expect the document to be fixed by the time the leaders meet this weekend, the prime minister said, or else his nation will "exercise its veto right."

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell stressed on Monday that Madrid would like to hold separate talks on Gibraltar during the UK transition period, and this should be written down in the political declaration on the EU-UK future relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the Brexit draft is not making anyone in Europe or the UK happy!

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