Mar 15 09:29

Westminster security alert - police and ambulances rush to Parliament

Police said a “suspicious” package was found on the parliamentary estate, just days after two other similar incidents.

A Parliamentary spokesman said police were investigating a “suspicious item of mail”.

And Scotland Yard said specialist officers and ambulance crews were called to there scene.

A woman was treated as a precaution, investigators said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More Novichok to escalate the war with Russia?

If they try and claim that it is, just ask yourself why Putin would do such a stupid thing when Putin's history is one of avoiding/preventing war!

Mar 15 09:13

Russia on brink of WAR threat: Kremlin warns UK is walking a 'dangerous' and 'INSANE' path

RUSSIA has described Theresa May’s claims that Vladimir Putin's Moscow was to blame for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia as “insane” as tensions between the UK and the Kremlin prompt fears of World War 3.

Mar 15 08:47

UK blocks Russia's draft UN Security Council statement on Skripal poisoning case

The UK has blocked a UN Security Council statement drafted by Russia, which called for an "urgent and civilized" investigation into the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.

"The Russia-proposed March 14 project of a short and fact-based UNSC press statement calling for an urgent and civilized investigation into a resonant chemical incident in Britain in line with OPCW standards was crudely blocked by this country’s representatives under a politicized pretext," Russian UN mission spokesman Fedor Strzhizhovskiy said.

The proposed draft, unlike earlier statements by the UK and the US, did not assign blame for the incident, instead, it urged “all member states concerned to consult and cooperate” in the investigation as prescribed by the Chemical Weapons Convention.

According to Strzhizhovskiy, the UK wanted to amend the document in a way that would have distorted its initial meaning.

Mar 15 08:45

The BBC’s shameful silence on the Telford sex scandal

We once again learn how, over the course of four decades, every arm of the state – including council staff, social workers and the police – allowed the mass gang-rape of children to go on in their town. And we learn – once again – how fear of accusations of ‘racism’ meant that the identities of the culprits were hidden and cases were not investigated.

Mar 15 08:34

Skripal Poisoning: 'UK Could End Up Looking Very Foolish' – Former Guernsey MP

In response to the alleged poisoning attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skirpal, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats during the weekly session of Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) today, without presenting conclusive evidence which tied the attack to the Russian government.

Unsurprisingly, PM May’s announcement of diplomatic sanctions against Russia, and her government’s wider handling of the matter, have drawn criticism.

"Today's UK Parliamentary debate was a shock to many independent-minded people as none of the MPs were asking for the facts. You would not want any of them being in a jury for a trial," Anthony Webber, a political commentator who served as an MP for Guernsey for 13 years told Sputnik.

Mar 15 08:33

UK and US fire accusations at UNSC meeting on Salisbury spy case

The UK and US accused Russia of being responsible for the poisoning of Sergey Skripal at the emergency UN Security Council meeting Tuesday. While other countries urged restraint, the US took the chance to push its agenda in Syria.

Mar 15 08:30

BEX ALERT - ‘Looks like Russians were behind spy poisoning’ - Trump

Speaking in the Oval Office, US President Donald Trump has said it appears that Russia was behind the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal.
Trump made the comments while speaking to the press during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. A member of the press corps asked the president if he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind the attack, prompting Trump to respond that “it looks like it.”

“I’ve spoken with the [British] prime minister and we are in deep discussions. It’s a very sad situation,” he continued. “It certainly looks like the Russians were behind it. Something that should never, ever happen and we’re taking it very seriously as, I think, are many others.”

Mar 15 08:29

Skripal, Novichok, Russia, Israel, Syria, MI6 and Salisbury

The same people who assured you that Saddam Hussein had WMD’s now assure you Russian “novichok” nerve agents are being wielded by Vladimir Putin to attack people on British soil. As with the Iraqi WMD dossier, it is essential to comb the evidence very finely. A vital missing word from Theresa May’s statement yesterday was “only”. She did not state that the nerve agent used was manufactured ONLY by Russia. She rather stated this group of nerve agents had been “developed by” Russia. Antibiotics were first developed by a Scotsman, but that is not evidence that all antibiotics are today administered by Scots.

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It is important to recall that Great Britain is the nation that gave us the "Dodgy Dossier" on Iraq.

Mar 15 08:27

Revealed: Police Failed to Act as 1,000 Girls Beaten, Pimped, Raped, and Even KILLED Over 40 Years in Britain’s Worst Grooming Scandal

An investigation by the Sunday Mirror has revealed Britain’s worst ever grooming scandal, which saw authorities paralysed for 40 years by fears of “racism” accusations as grooming gangs victimised up to a thousand girls in Telford.

The left-leaning newspaper claims its 18-month investigation found “abuse on unprecedented levels”, with three women being killed when abuser Azhar Ali Mehmood burned down their home with them inside and two others dying in connection with the scandal.

Social workers reportedly knew of the abuse, which saw girls as young as 11 targeted, from the 1990s, but police took ten years to launch an investigation and the authorities failed to keep tabs on suspects and perpetrators from the South Asian community fearing “racism” accusations.

Mar 15 08:22

NATO won’t invoke Article 5 on collective defense over UK claims against Russia — source

NATO sees no reasons for using Article Five of the collective defense treaty after London’s charges against Moscow in connection with the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergey Skripal, a diplomatic source in the mission of one of NATO’s member countries in Brussels told TASS on Wednesday.

"Using Article Five would be a disproportionate response to such an incident. Getting support from all allies (NATO member-countries - TASS) would be impossible. With a high degree of probability one should expect the NATO Council will hold security consultations under Article Four of the Washington Treaty (on collective defense)," the source said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally some sanity!

Mar 15 08:20

‘Fantasy politics’: France accuses May of punishing Russia prematurely over ex-spy poisoning

France has undermined Theresa May’s attempts to garner support for punitive action against Russia, saying it wants more proof Moscow was behind the Salisbury poisoning. It accused the PM of engaging in “fantasy politics.”

On Wednesday, May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and the suspension of bilateral talks. May claimed Russia was “culpable” for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, which amounted to “unlawful use of force against the UK.”

However, President Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman suggested May was acting prematurely. “We don’t do fantasy politics. Once the elements are proven then the time will come for decisions to be made,” Benjamin Griveaux told a news conference in Paris.

Mar 15 08:20

Russia spy attack probe ‘a chilling reminder’ of Iraq War build-up, claims Galloway

GEORGE Galloway has said efforts to blame Russia for the nerve agent attack targeting Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter remind him of the justifications for the Iraq War.

Mar 15 08:19

‘Russia should go away and shut up,’ UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson says

Russia “should go away and shut up,” according to UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. He was responding to a question about Moscow’s statements that it would expel British diplomats.

In Williamson’s first keynote speech since being appointed last year, he outlined the threats faced by the UK, modernization of the defense program, further investments in the armed forces, and the British response to the poisoning of the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Speaking in Bristol on Thursday he said: “What is also clear is that the Kremlin is ripping up the international rule book, using its growing hybrid capabilities to subvert, undermine and influence countries around the world. Its cyber operations are active and brazen. It uses social media to muddy the waters and spread confusion."

Mar 15 08:18

Britain’s presumption of guilt towards Russia invites conflict and chaos

Britain’s abandonment of due process has taken a dangerous and reckless leap, with Theresa May declaring economic sanctions and diplomatic expulsions for Russia’s “failure” to respond to allegations over the Skripal poisoning.
Provocatively, Moscow was given a 24-hour deadline to “answer” charges leveled by the British government that it was responsible for the attempted murder of a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, who had been living in England since 2010 after a spy-swap deal.

Skripal (66) and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were apparently stricken with a deadly nerve agent in his adopted hometown of Salisbury on March 4 while strolling through a public park. The pair have been receiving treatment in intensive care ever since.

Mar 15 08:17

BEX ALERT - France, Germany, US, UK say Salisbury incident a violation of UK’s territorial integrity by Russia

A joint statement by the UK, US, France and Germany says the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal was a violation of Britain’s sovereignty by Russia and was the first offensive use of a chemical agent since World War II.

The incident, in which Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury on March 4, involved “a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia,” said the statement issued on Thursday. The four countries said the incident constituted “the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Skripal the new Archduke Ferdinand?

Mar 15 01:29

White House backs UK decision to expel Russian diplomats over Skripal saga

“The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on the British citizen and his daughter,” the statement, issued in the wake of the UN Security Council meeting called by the UK over the issue, reads.

The statement then proceeds to allege that there is a "pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes."


(*EXCELLENT: The more "Hawkish" way to go , as to be expected , after 14 months)

Mar 15 01:12

Rejoice: The Neocon Full Court Press For War Is Here

Answer these questions. Where is Christopher Steele? Why asn’t he testified? If he refuses, why isn’t he being hounded by the media to answer questions about his Trump Dossier?
Now ask the more salient question, who benefits from this? Not Russia. Not the U.K. people. Not Europe.

The Neocon Cornered Snake

Look. The neocons are cornered. All of their major pushes to destroy Russia and Iran and control central Asia are collapsing. The EU is fast approaching a political crisis. The U.K. is still a loyal subject but the White House has a cancer at its center, Donald Trump. >>>

(*Article from Russia Insider .)

Mar 14 14:02

The UK government is manufacturing its nerve agent case for ‘action’ on Russia

The British government’s line has been chorused uncritically by the entire global press corps, with little scrutiny of its plausibility.

But there is a problem: far from offering a clear-cut evidence-trail to Vladimir Putin’s chemical warfare labs, the use of Novichok in the nerve gas attack on UK soil points to a wider set of potential suspects, of which Russia is in fact the least likely.

Mar 14 14:01

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve attack on ex-spy

(*Crusin' for a brusin' !)

Mar 14 11:56

Sergei Skripal – The Emerging Picture of a Desperate Government

The pieces of this entire story are slowly coming together. The picture that is emerging is erroneous and spurious at best, at worst, its shows a desperate government at work to save itself from a chaotic implosion.

Mar 14 11:08

Russia Destroyed Stocks of Nerve Agent UK Claimed Was Used to Kill Ex-Spy - MP

- Russia not only stopped the production of the Novichok nerve agent, but also destroyed all its reserves, as confirmed by international observers of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), security services veteran, Russian upper house lawmaker Igor Morozov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

"Russia has not only stopped the production of nerve agents, including Novichok, but also completely destroyed all their reserves. This was done in accordance with international agreements under the control of OPCW international observers," Morozov said.

The statement comes after UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Russia was "highly likely" responsible for suspected poisoning of former officer of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Sergei Skripal in the UK, adding that the substance, used in the poisoning, was identified as a military-grade nerve agent of the so-called Novichok group developed in Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this article is true, then the UK's accusation against Russia for the attempted assassination of Skirpal, is beginning to fall apart at the seams, if a thorough documentation exists on such a destruction of this nerve agent exists.

So one has to ask; cui bono, who benefits from such an attempt?!?

It sure as heck is not Russia; I am still reserving judgement here, as I am beginning to see this as yet another demonisation of Russia, engineered to "play to the rafters" in the UK and beyond, and give people incapable of logical, critical thought, an alleged "justification" for more nasty steps against it.

Mar 14 10:38


Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve toxin attack on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding it was the biggest single expulsion in over 30 years.

May said Britain would also introduce new measures to strengthen defenses against hostile state activities, freeze Russian state assets wherever there was evidence of a threat and downgrade its attendance at the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer.

Russia, which has repeatedly denied any involvement in the nerve agent attack, said Britain should expect retaliation for its actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of act is generally a prelude to war; a war Britain is ill-equipped to fight, even with US military assistance.

Remember; there were a number of individuals who would have wanted to see Skirpal dead, and not all of them were necessarily Russian.

Mar 14 10:31

BREAKING | Theresa May Kicks Out Russian Diplomats

Video and transcript of Theresa May's speech before Parliament.


Mar 14 10:19

‘One of the Great Hoaxes’: Skripal Poisoning Evokes ‘Deja Vu’ of Iraq War Run-up

Prominent anti-war activist and former UK parliamentarian for both the Labour and Respect parties George Galloway warned Radio Sputnik that the UK’s response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent on its territory is similar to its headlong rush to war with Iraq in 2003.

Earlier in March, former British spy in the Russian military Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, England. The case abounds with mysteries and contradictions — and the British government is pointing the finger at Moscow.

?"I think this will go down with the Gulf of Tonkin incident as one of the great hoaxes, with the most serious implications in all of history," Galloway told Brian Becker and John Kiriakou of Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear. "The Russian president is facing reelection, the people of the world are headed to Russia in the summertime for the World Cup."

Mar 14 10:18

Britain's Toxic Agenda for Russian Media

Relations between Britain and Russia have become so toxic now that anyone working with Russian news media is liable to be condemned as a stooge or traitor.

Senior Labour party member John McDonnell, the shadow finance minister, has conceded this week that fellow opposition politicians "may be banned from appearing on Russian news media" following the furore over allegations that Moscow carried out an assassination attempt in Britain last week.

Other reports have called on Britain's state media regulator, Ofcom, to cancel the broadcast license for Russian government-owned news outlet RT. That move is being touted as "appropriate retaliation" for Moscow's alleged involvement in the apparent poison attack on Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter.

Mar 14 09:44

Corbyn challenges May's 'evidence' of Russian ‘culpability’ in ex-spy poisoning

Jeremy Corbyn believes there is not enough proof to conclude Russia was behind the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to his spokesman. Corbyn also challenged the evidence in Parliament.

Corbyn’s spokesman Seumas Milne told reporters: “The government has access to information and intelligence on this matter which others don’t. However, there is also a history in relation to weapons of mass destruction and intelligence which is problematic, to put it mildly.”

Asked if Corbyn believed Russia was responsible for the attack, Milne said Prime Minister Theresa May continued to leave open the possibility that Russia lost control of its nerve agent. He also suggested the poisoning might have been a carried out by a “mafia” or another former Soviet state, rather than orchestrated by the Kremlin.

Mar 14 09:38

Corbyn challenges May's 'evidence' of Russian ‘culpability’ in ex-spy poisoning

Jeremy Corbyn believes there is not enough proof to conclude Russia was behind the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to his spokesman. Corbyn also challenged the evidence in Parliament.

Corbyn’s spokesman Seumas Milne told reporters: “The government has access to information and intelligence on this matter which others don’t. However, there is also a history in relation to weapons of mass destruction and intelligence which is problematic, to put it mildly.”

Asked if Corbyn believed Russia was responsible for the attack, Milne said Prime Minister Theresa May continued to leave open the possibility that Russia lost control of its nerve agent. He also suggested the poisoning might have been a carried out by a “mafia” or another former Soviet state, rather than orchestrated by the Kremlin.

Mar 14 09:13

Doubts about “Novichoks”

Synthesis at bench scale of organic chemicals such as the purported “Novichoks” is within the capability of a modern chemistry laboratory. Porton Down itself must have been able to synthesize these compounds in order to develop tests for them. The detection of such a compound does not establish Russian origin.

Mar 14 08:56

Putin poisoning plan backfires as world readies to wage World War 3 on Russia

VLADIMIR Putin’s alleged plot to poison a former Russian spy in the UK has seen world leaders rally behind Britain ready to respond as the threat of World War 3 grows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the comments. Nobody is buying this nonsense (except the paid shills).

Mar 14 08:50

Russia World Cup SHOCK: Theresa May could FORCE EU nations to BOYCOTT football event

THERESA MAY could force European Union nations to join the UK in boycotting the World Cup this summer following the use of a nerve agent to force an ex-Russian spy into a critical condition, it has emerged.

Mar 14 08:35

‘Just because the poison was made in Russia doesn’t mean they’re behind it’ – ex-MI5 officer

Ex-MI5 agent Annie Machon has dismissed the PM's claims that the origin of the nerve agent used to attack former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal is indicative of an attack from the Kremlin. She explained why to RT’S Bill Dod.
The former MI5 intelligence officer ignored calls from politicians to boycott the TV network in the midst of the Skripal scandal, sitting down with RT to discuss the latest in the Salisbury case. While many pointed the finger at Moscow after it was alleged that the weapon was a military-grade agent developed in Russia, Machon raised a question that many seem to have forgotten to ask: Where’s the motive?

“From the very start of this story… they need to work out what the motive was,” she said. “Skripal was a guy who had been caught by the Russians. He’d been tried and convicted, sent to prison, and then released and pardoned by the Russians, and sent back to the UK.

Mar 14 08:33

Close associate of late runaway Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in London

A Russian businessman and an associate of the one-time billionaire Boris Berezovsky, Nikolay Glushkov, has died in London. Police treated his death as “unexplained” but said it was not linked to the ex-double agent poisoning case.
Glushkov died in his home in London, the Russian Vedomosti newspaper board member, Damian Kudryavtsev, told the Russian Govorit Moskva radio station, citing some “common friends” he had with the deceased. He also said that the cause of Glushkov’s death is unknown to him.

Mar 14 08:26

Ex-GCHQ boss: All the ways to go after Russia. Why pick cyberwar?

Former boss at Brit electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has called for the application of "unexplained wealth orders" and economic sanctions against Russia rather than cyber attacks.

Appearing on Radio 4's flagship Today programme this morning (Tuesday from 2:20-2:25), Hannigan said starting a cyber-conflict against Russia would play into Russian President Vladimir Putin's narrative – and would in any case be ineffective as a lever to apply political pressure to the Kremlin.

Hannigan damped down talk in the UK media that cyber attacks against Russia might form part of the response to poisoning of Russian-born double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury in southern England last week.

Mar 14 08:22

Russia to Ban All UK Media Outlets if RT Closed in Great Britain - Moscow

The OFCOM regulator reported earlier in the day it was going to consider whether the TV channel is "fit and proper" to have a UK license in case Russia is found to be involved in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday that none of the British media outlets will be allowed to work in Russia, if London bans Russia Today television in the UK.

"I can tell you right now that no British mass media outlet will be allowed to work in our country if they [the UK authorities] close RT," Zakharova said in the "60 Minutes" program aired on Rossiya 1 television.

Mar 13 18:05

British Government Is Trying to Censor the Internet by the Back Door

The Times reported that government minister; Matt Hancock is pushing for all social media websites to verify the age of anyone using their services. Matt Hancock wants for everyone to have to use their passports in order verify their age but one big issue with this proposal is that many people don’t have a passport, especially children. This would to many people no longer being able to use social media websites due to a lack of a passport.

Basically, Matt Hancock wants everybody to have to use a passport to sign into social media, for this, he is using the classic think of the children argument.

Mar 13 17:30

Jose Mourinho: MP says Man Utd boss will be taking 'blood money' by working for RT

Jose Mourinho will be taking "blood money" by working for Russian state-backed channel RT during the World Cup, according to Chris Bryant MP.

Mar 13 17:23

Russia spy attack probe ‘a chilling reminder’ of Iraq War build-up, claims Galloway

Writing on his Twitter page, Mr Galloway said: “The kind of consensual frenzy I watched in the House today, with Corbyn’s nuanced position openly derided even on his own side was chillingly familiar to me. When the Commons is unanimous it’s usually unanimously wrong.”

In a separate tweet he added: “I’m not among those who ever thought that our state believed in liberty, democracy, freedom of expression, even as were taken to wars on that pretext. But many believed it.

“They may get a rude awakening tomorrow. The price will be higher than our people are yet contemplating.”

Mar 13 11:13

Theresa May could order a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation for the nerve-agent strike as part of a secret package of measures to hurt Putin

Theresa May will decide on a range of sanctions over the next 24 hours
She will also draw up a secret package of measures against Russia
This could include targeting the Kremlin’s propaganda machine

Theresa May could order a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation for the attack after examining her diplomatic, economic and military options.

She will decide on a range of sanctions over the next 24 hours after urgent talks with Nato, the United Nations, EU and US.

The Prime Minister will also draw up a secret package of measures against Russia which will never be revealed.

This could include targeting the Kremlin’s propaganda machine. Whitehall sources said yesterday they were accelerating their offensive cyber programme and could hit select targets for a specific effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double face-palm, at warp speed, upon reading this.

And this morning comes news of the following, also in London:

Russian mogul Nikolai Glushkov found dead in ‘unexplained circumstances’ with ‘strangulation marks’ at London home

The article goes on to state:

"COUNTER terror police are investigating the death of exiled anti-Putin Russian mogul Nikolai Glushkov at his London home.

Cops say the 68-year-old's death is "unexplained" after his body was found with 'strangulation marks' just before 11pm last night.

What we know so far:

Anti-Putin Russian mogul Nikolai Glushkov was found dead with 'strangulation marks' at around 10.46pm last night
Met Police confirmed the 68-year-old's death at his home in New Malden, South West London is being treated as 'unexplained'.
Glushkov was a close friend of Putin critic Boris Berezovsky, who was discovered dead in 2013 in an apparent suicide.
He was former deputy of Russian state airline Aeroflot and spent five years in jail due to money laundering and fraud.
It comes after ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury using a nerve agent manufactured in Russia."

I have to, honestly reserve judgement here, because neither the Skirpal attempted poisonings (which hit a lot of people, other than the intended victims) and this apparent strangulation, have any signature sense of Putin's touch on them. In fact, both look like clumsy attempts to get the UK and Russia at each others' throats.

And remember: from a story posted at this morning:


The story goes on to state:

"Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dismissed Britain’s claim of Russia’s involvement in Skripal’s poisoning as “nonsense”. He has also said that Britain has refused Russia’s offer of cooperation to solve the case, and has also refused what he called Russia’s “legal request” for samples of the chemical used to attack Skripal so that Russia can carry out its own tests.

Latest reports also say that the Russians have summoned the British ambassador to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

That the Russians have rejected yesterday’s British ultimatum will surprise no-one. I would however point out how completely bizarre this whole situation has become.

The Russians are being asked to provide proof of their innocence – already a bizarre request – whilst being denied the evidence which supposedly ‘proves’ their guilt.

Would Putin be demanding samples of the nerve agent if the Russians had actually done this attempted poisoning?!?

Logic says, NO.

I just hope that cooler heads prevail in both Moscow, and London.

I have to ask, cue bono?!? What international players benefit from such actions?!?

Mar 13 11:07

Hungary’s Gold Repatriation Adds To Growing Protest Against US Dollar Hegemony

A country’s sovereignty is becoming the driving force of so many changes in the geopolitical sphere, today. Whether it is Brexit, surprise electoral victories in central Europe or a change in trade deals, sovereignty is at the forefront of so many of these decisions.

One of the first indicators that there was a change in the water when it comes to globalisation and international cooperation was through central bank gold buying and repatriation.

For some time now many central banks have been working on building up their gold reserves and ensuring they are stored on soil it believes to be safe and trustworthy.

The most recent central bank to make this change is that of Hungary. Last week it was announced that it intends to bring 100,000 ounces of its very limited 5 tonnes gold reserves, back home from the Bank of England.

Mar 13 09:50


Russia has now publicly responded to the British government’s ultimatum – set out in Theresa May’s statement yesterday – that unless Russia provides a ‘credible response’ to the British enquiry about Russia’s custody of Novichok chemicals by close of business today, then the British government will treat the attack on Skripal as the action of the Russian state.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dismissed Britain’s claim of Russia’s involvement in Skripal’s poisoning as “nonsense”. He has also said that Britain has refused Russia’s offer of cooperation to solve the case, and has also refused what he called Russia’s “legal request” for samples of the chemical used to attack Skripal so that Russia can carry out its own tests.

Latest reports also say that the Russians have summoned the British ambassador to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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I would like to politely point out that there are a lot more people than just the Russians who may well wanted to see Skirpal dead.

Perhaps people who knew that he was associated with Christopher Steele, who wrote the ficticious dossier with which the Democrats tried to prove Trump collusion with the Russians:


The article states:

"The former Russian double agent authorities believe was poisoned with a nerve agent in the U.K. reportedly has links to the former British intelligence officer who authored the infamous Donald Trump–Russia dossier that has overshadowed the U.S. president throughout his time in office.

Sergei Skripal, who, along with his daughter, Yulia, was discovered unconscious Sunday at a Salisbury shopping center in England, had a close relationship with an unnamed security consultant who worked for Christopher Steele’s Orbis Business Intelligence, The Telegraph reported Wednesday."

After all, it is rumored by many that the Clintons have assassins on speed dial!!

Mar 13 09:33

Russian broadcaster RT could be forced off UK airwaves

RT, the Kremlin-controlled news channel, faces being forced off air in the UK if the poisoning of Sergei Skripal is found to be an “unlawful use of force” by Russia against Britain.

The broadcasting regulator Ofcom, which has the power to close a TV channel if it decides it is not a “fit and proper” holder of a licence in the UK, said it had written to RT warning that a Russian act against the UK would trigger a fast-track investigation to potentially revoke its licence.

Mar 13 07:19

'Circus' at the British Parliament – Russian Foreign Ministry reacts to May's words on Skripal case

A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry called the hearing at the British parliament on the Skripal case a "circus show."

"The conclusion is obvious: this is another information and political campaign, based on provocation," said Maria Zakharova, commenting on the words of Theresa May.

Zakharova's comments come after May said earlier on Monday that the "attempted murder" of Skripal was either "a direct act by the Russian State against our country, or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others."

May said that the Russian ambassador to the UK will be summoned to the Foreign Office, and that he must outline which explanation is the 'correct one.' The ambassador has until the end of Tuesday to respond, according to May.

Mar 13 07:15

Sadiq Khan Warns Silicon Valley on ‘Hate Speech’ and Fake News, Blames Donald Trump

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned major technology companies such as Facebook and Twitter to do more on the issue of “hate speech,” or face fines and greater regulation.
Talking to the BBC ahead of the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology festival in Austin, Texas, Khan said that companies must be “chivvied and cajoled to take action.”

“We have evolving economies, which means we should have evolving regulations,” he said. “For too long politicians and policymakers have allowed this revolution to take place around us and we’ve had our heads in the sand.”

He went on to reference German hate speech laws, put in place by Angela Merkel in response to growing resentment at her open-door migration policy, with companies now facing fines up to 50 million euros.

“Germany is an example of where the German government said ‘Enough,” he continued. “Unless you take down hate messages, unless you take down fake news, we will fine you’.

Mar 13 06:53

‘Russia as close to a rogue state as any’: Wildest MP claims from Skripal session in UK parliament

Members of the UK parliament competed with one another on Monday afternoon to produce the most colorful and dramatic condemnations of Russia, pausing only to chastise their colleagues for not condemning Russia enough.

Theresa May, Prime Minister – appears to have concluded the investigation
“There are only two plausible explanations for what happened in Salisbury on March 4. Either this was a direct act by the Russian State against our country. Or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others.”

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I would look closer to home, such as Porton Downs!

Mar 13 06:51

The Skripal Incident-Another Anti-Russian Provocation

The British government is talking war with Russia over a mysterious incident that is claimed to have taken place on Sunday March 4, just a few kilometres from the secrecy shrouded British biological and chemical warfare research and development facility at Porton Down in Wiltshire. I say claimed since we have very little information confirming what exactly took place outside of government statements and we have seen no photographs of the alleged victims in their hospital beds to convince us that the alleged victims did fall ill and are being treated. However, let us assume that the incident as described did take place.

Mar 13 06:28

Sergei Skripal, the Nerve Agent Novichok, and the Proximity of Porton Down

Thank goodness Teresa May won’t be joining Scotland Yard to become a detective. In the attempted murders of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter — allegedly with the nerve agent, Novichok — she has outlined only two possible options:

Russian did it, or
The Russians lost control of “their” nerve agent.

May gave a stirring address at the House of Commons, saying, “It is now clear that Mr Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia… This is part of a group of nerve agents known as Novichok.” She seems confident that the production of this nerve agent has stayed in Russia since it was developed. Now, that’s a laugh!

Why would Russia attempt to kill Skripal with an agent that leads directly back to them?

This is sounding more and more like a false flag.

Mar 13 05:54

Home Office keeping torture victims in detention, inspectors report

The Home Office is keeping torture victims in detention at Europe’s largest immigration removal centre despite accepting clear evidence of their vulnerability, prison inspectors say.

An official inspection report into Harmondsworth immigration removal centre, near Heathrow, published on Tuesday says that despite accepting evidence of torture in nine out of 10 sample cases, the Home Office continued to detain all but one of the people involved.

The chief inspector of prisons, Peter Clarke, says that some of the 537 detainees held in Harmondsworth at the time of the inspection last October had been in detention for too long, with 23 held for more than a year pending their removal. One man had been held for more than four and a half years.

Mar 13 05:52

Russian spy poisoning: Theresa May issues ultimatum to Moscow

Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin’s administration until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a former spy was poisoned in Salisbury, otherwise she will conclude it was an “unlawful use of force” by the Russian state against the UK.

After chairing a meeting of the national security council, the prime minister told MPs that it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the attack on and his daughter, Yulia. She warned that Britain would not tolerate such a “brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil”.

In a statement to the House of Commons that triggered an angry response from Moscow, the prime minister said the evidence had shown that Skripal had been targeted by a “military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia”. Describing the incident as an “indiscriminate and reckless act”, she said that the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, had summoned the Russian ambassador to Whitehall and demanded an explanation by the end of Tuesday.

Mar 12 14:38

Flashback - Porton Down broke nerve gas test ban

Military scientists carried on testing nerve gas on servicemen even though a government minister had imposed a complete ban on such experiments, an inquest heard yesterday.

The tests that broke the ban were conducted in a mobile gas chamber at the Porton Down chemical warfare research establishment in Wiltshire. Porton Down scientists usually tested human "guinea pigs" in permanent fixed chambers in its buildings in the establishment.

Mar 12 14:36

Flashback - Porton Down veterans awarded £3m compensation

Hundreds of veterans who were subjected to tests at the Porton Down chemical warfare installation are to be awarded compensation totalling £3m, the defence minister, Derek Twigg, announced today.

In a written statement to MPs, Twigg offered the government's first full apology to the servicemen, saying: "The government sincerely apologises to those who may have been affected."

The defence minister said the MoD would pay £8,300 to each of the 369 veterans - a total of just over £3m.

He said the sum was "in full and final settlement" of claims, and was being awarded without an admission of liability by the Ministry of Defence.

Mar 12 14:34

Flashback - Porton Down: Investigation 'now looking into 45 deaths'

Police investigating chemical warfare tests at a Ministry of Defence research centre in Wiltshire are now thought to be examining at least 45 deaths.

Police investigating chemical warfare tests at a Ministry of Defence research centre in Wiltshire are now thought to be examining at least 45 deaths.

Their inquiry initially focused on the death of Ronald Maddison, who died in 1953 after he was exposed to the nerve gas sarin B in trials at the Porton Down centre. Wiltshire Police are believed to be looking at another 45 cases where relatives claim death was caused by the tests.

Mar 12 14:32

Dark past of Porton Down: The secret nerve agent tests that led to the death of a serviceman

When Leading Aircraftman Ronald Maddison walked into the sealed gas chamber at Porton Down, his family believe he thought he was taking part in an experiment to cure the common cold.

It was 1953, and the 20-year-old had been tempted by an advert promising volunteers for tests at the government’s secretive chemical laboratory 15 shillings and an assurance no harm would come to them.

LAC Maddison was planning to use the small fee to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend, Mary Pyle. A hour later he died in agony.

Drops of the nerve agent Sarin had been dripped onto his arm through two layers of cloth but had absorbed through his skin much faster than the scientists had expected.

His sudden death marks one of the darkest chapters in the history of the chemical facility, which is now at the centre of efforts to identify the nerve agent used in the attack on the on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal .

Mar 12 14:29

Flashback - Porton Down Scientist Found Dead

What is it about scientists working at Porton Down that make them want to commit suicide?

Just recently, the body of Dr Richard Holmes, 48, was found in a field only 4 miles away, and in very similar circumstances to the now infamous “suicide” of UK weapons inspector to Iraq, Dr David Kelly back in 2003. Holmes too, was a weapons scientist working at the government’s secret chemical warfare laboratory, until he resigned a few weeks ago.

Mar 12 14:27

Flashback - Major security breaches at testing ground for chemical and biological weapons

SIX major security breaches have taken place at the top-secret military base where the world’s most deadly biological and chemical weapons are tested.

The incidents at Porton Down involved the use of lethal bugs such as ebola, smallpox, anthrax and chemical weapons capable of killing millions of people.

The breaches were either blamed on human error or faulty equipment at the secret testing lab in Wiltshire.

Details of the accidents were released after a Freedom of Information request by the Daily Star Sunday.

The FOI stated the accidents involved five biological agents and one chemical which took place between January 2011 and April 2013.

Mar 12 14:22

Flashback - Pigs blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax: Campaigners expose 'cruel' secret military experiments at Porton Down

Pigs have been blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax in germ and chemical warfare experiments at the top secret British military research base, it has emerged.

Mar 12 14:20

Flashback - WMD Britain: How MoD scientists tested chemical weapons including anthrax and the PLAGUE on soldiers and members of the public - and even released dangerous bacteria on the Tube

The gruesome reality of chemical experiments carried out by the Ministry of Defence at a controversial 'military science park' over the course of 50 years has been revealed.

Teenager soldiers and servicemen unwittingly volunteered to be human 'guinea pigs' for a series of experiments at Porton Down, in Wiltshire, in the hope of a bit of extra cash.

But the unsuspecting volunteers were exposed to Sarin gas, anthrax and even the Black Death, a new book has revealed.

One victim was left convulsing with ‘terrible stuff coming out of his mouth like frogspawn’; another teenage serviceman believed he had a four-hour conversation with a school-friend who had died years before, after being injected with a brain-incapacitating drug.

Mar 12 14:18

The secretive UK army lab where poisons are hunted and made

A secretive British army base, which analysed the nerve gas used to poison a Russian ex-spy this weekend, has for years been fuelling conspiracy theories with its pioneering research into chemical and biological weapons.

Located near Salisbury, the southwestern English city where Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter were targeted, Porton Down is Britain's most controversial military facility.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory -- its official name -- employs 3,000 scientists across a sprawling rural site, and has an annual budget of £500 million (560 million euros, $695 million).

It was founded in 1916 to counter German gas attacks in World War I, which initially involved chlorine and then mustard gas and phosgene.

In the 1950s scientists at Porton Down developed non-lethal CS gas, better known as tear gas, as well as the deadly nerve agent VX.

Mar 12 08:42

British Media Restarts Push for Regime Change in Russia

The alleged poisoning of ex-MI6 agent Sergei Skripal has caused the Russophobic MSM to go into overdrive. Nowhere is the desperation with which the Skripal case has been seized more obvious than the Guardian. Luke Harding is spluttering incoherently about a weapons lab that might not even exist anymore. Simon Jenkins gamely takes up his position as the only rational person left at the Guardian, before being heckled in the comments and dismissed as a contrarian by Michael White on twitter. More and more the media are becoming a home for dangerous, aggressive, confrontational rhetoric that has no place in sensible, adult newspapers.

For example, Mark Rice-Oxley’s column in today’s Guardian:

Oh, Russia! Even before we point fingers over poison and speculate about secret agents and spy swaps and pub food in Salisbury, one thing has become clear: Russia appears lost, a global menace, a moral vacuum, a far greater threat than it ever was during the cold war.

Mar 12 08:41

The British Government is “Talking War With Russia”: The Mysterious Skripal Incident-Another Anti-Russian Provocation

The mystery consists in the fact that the victims, former Russian colonel of military intelligence, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, were not under any known threat from Russia. Skripal was charged and convicted in Russia in 2006 of being an asset of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and handing over secret information to the British. He was jailed, but in a spy swap in 2010 was pardoned and allowed to leave Russia for Vienna, then Britain, where he has been living ever since. Why he was pardoned is difficult to determine, unless it was necessary legally to effect the swap with the British. In any even the Russians had washed their hands of him but it seems the British had other uses for him, as their expendable man for a provocation against Russia.

Mar 12 08:39

Iran's ambassador to London threatened with death after embassy attack

Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has been threatened with death by a member of an extremist religious group, which recently carried out an attack on the Islamic Republic's embassy in London.

In a post on his official Twitter account on Sunday, Baeidinejad introduced the person as Hossein Mar’ashi Qazvini, who also leveled accusations against the Iranian diplomat on social media, including allegations of murder.

The Iranian envoy noted that the accusation of murder and other accusations leveled against him by the member of the radical group carried legal and religious penalties, expressing hope that the Iranian Judiciary would soon see into the case. Baeidinejad also posted pictures of Mar’ashi Qazvini’s insults and threats on his Twitter page.

A number of attackers scaled the wall of Iran's Embassy building in London on Friday and took down the Iranian flag.

Mar 12 08:38

British police investigate letters asking people to attack Muslims

Police in the UK have launched a hate crime investigation after people received letters asking them to carry out attacks on Muslims.

West Yorkshire Police said that it had received around six reports of letters advertising “Punish a Muslim Day”, while Londoners and Birmingham citizens said they had received identical posts.

A Bradford Councillor, who was among the recipients of the letter, said that when he opened it and saw the content he was "horrified.”

“I think it has been sent out by a group with the intent of alarming people and to stir up racial hatred,” he told The Telegraph. “My main concern is that it could get into the hands of other disaffected people in Bradford who just need that push to act.”

Mar 12 08:15

‘If you're white, you're a racist’: UK university teaching staff to deal with own ‘whiteness’

Are you racist? Your university says you are – even if you don’t say, think, or do racist things – and it’s all down to the color of your skin. Lecturers are now being told to attend seminars to deal with their own “whiteness.”

British universities are encouraging lecturers to acknowledge their “white privilege,” which makes them unwittingly racist. The classes teach university staff that white-skinned people enjoy greater advantages in life due to the color of their skin, and that black staff and students are discriminated against regularly.

Mar 12 08:00

Two Free Speech Activists Released After 72 Hour Detention By British Authorities for “Incorrect Thoughts”…

I was waiting to see where this story went, and to hear first-hand from the two people arrested and detained in British prison for daring to want to interview Tommy Robinson, before coming to a conclusion. In essence two people were stopped, arrested and detained in U.K. prison for having incorrect thoughts as defined by the British government.

The story was such an Orwellian outline; my initial skepticism told me there had to be more to these second and third-hand accounts. Alas, unfortunately the facts are as disturbing as initially outlined.

Mar 12 07:59

Theresa May To Blame Russia For Nerve Gas Attack; "Full Spectrum" Of Sanctions To Follow

Barely a week after UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned the country not to "jump to conclusions" about who was behind a nerve gas attack on a former Russian double-agent, it appears Prime Minister Theresa May is about to do just that...

In a late-breaking report, the Sun confirmed that May is preparing to name Russia as the perpetrator of the attack on Sergei Skripal, a spy who was turned over to the UK in 2010 as part of a swap with Russia, after receiving confirmation from her intelligence chiefs.

An intelligence assessment explaining the findings is reportedly being delivered overnight, and will be on May's desk in the morning. The attack, which occurred at a shopping center in a quiet suburban area, led to the hospitalization of 21 people, and left Skripal, his daughter Yulia and a local officer who responded to the scene in critical - but stable - condition.

Mar 12 06:43

Sadiq Khan Warns Silicon Valley on ‘Hate Speech’ and Fake News, Blames Donald Trump

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned major technology companies such as Facebook and Twitter to do more on the issue of “hate speech,” or face fines and greater regulation.

Talking to the BBC ahead of the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology festival in Austin, Texas, Khan said that companies must be “chivvied and cajoled to take action.”

“We have evolving economies, which means we should have evolving regulations,” he said. “For too long politicians and policymakers have allowed this revolution to take place around us and we’ve had our heads in the sand.”

Mar 11 10:25

PETER HITCHENS: We're goading Russia into a 'dirty war' we CANNOT win

As I so often tell you not to be taken in by the current anti-Russian frenzy, you might expect me to have some opinions on the horrible events in Salisbury. And so I do.

I was reluctant to believe without proof that this was a Russian state operation. I still think some people have jumped too readily to conclusions without facts.

But the more I look at it, the more I think that the message from this outrage is as follows.

If Britain really wants a war with Russia, as our Government seems to, then Russia will provide that war.

But it will not be fought according to the Geneva Conventions. It will be fought according to the law of the jungle.

Before we embark on this, could someone explain why we actually want such a war?

Mar 11 10:23

Graduate, 29, sues university for £60,000 over her 'Mickey Mouse' degree in international business strategy

A graduate is suing her university for £60,000 over her 'Mickey Mouse' degree in international business strategy.

Pok Wong, 29, claims that Anglia Ruskin University made fraudulently misleading claims in its prospectus about high-quality teaching and career prospects.

She is seeking damages for a breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation, according to the Telegraph.

Ms Wong also claimed on Facebook that she was 'forcibly removed' from the stage during her graduation day for protesting about the quality of her course.

Mar 11 10:21

'Girls must be saved from going through this hell': Call for public inquiry into Telford sex scandal as it emerges up to 1,000 children as young as 11 were drugged, beaten and raped over 40 years

A brutal sex gang raped as many as 1,000 young girls over 40 years in what may be Britain's 'worst ever' child abuse scandal.

Girls in the town of Telford, Shropshire, were drugged, beaten and raped at the hands of a grooming gang active since the 1980s.

Allegations are said to have been mishandled by authorities, with many perpetrators going unpunished, while it is claimed similar abuse continues in the area.

Mar 11 10:14

John McDonnell urges Labour MPs to stop appearing on Russia Today

Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said he won't be making any more appearances on Kremlin-sponsored TV station Russia Today.

Mar 11 10:13

Brexit: Older Leave voters nostalgic for 'white' Britain, says Cable

Too many older people who voted for Brexit were "driven by nostalgia" for a world where "faces were white," Sir Vince Cable has said.

The Lib Dem leader said the votes of the older generation had "crushed the hopes and aspirations of young people for years to come."

Mar 11 10:12


British cops are unlikely to probe Keith Vaz’s property empire not least because of a rule protecting politicians from scrutiny placed in UK law at the behest of the European Union. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen asked the National Crime Agency to serve an unexplained wealth order on Vaz. Fortunately for Vaz measures put into the Criminal Finances Act (2017) mean politicians in the EEA can only be served with such an order if there is sufficient suspicion that they are involved in serious organised criminality. The Act states that to impose an order the High Court must:

“Be satisfied that the respondent is a politically exposed person, or there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that—(i) the respondent is, or has been, involved in serious crime (whether in a part of the Uited Kingdom or elsewhere), or (ii) a person connected with the respondent is, or has been, so involved […]

Mar 11 10:12

Russia will launch 'major cyber attack' if UK applies new sanctions, experts warn

BRITAIN should brace itself for a major cyber attack by Russia if Theresa May applies tough new sanctions against Moscow following the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal, experts warned last night.

Mar 11 10:09

Council to Give Out ‘Pronoun Badges’ in Drive to ‘Educate Public on Trans Identities’

Brighton & Hove City Council will equip staff with badges declaring their “preferred pronouns” as part of a project seeking to educate the public that making assumptions about a person’s sex “can be hurtful and distressing”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just plain silly.

Mar 11 10:08

With Friends Like These: EU Threatens to SUE the UK if Trump Exempts British Steel Industry from Tariffs

The European Commission has taken the extraordinary step of threatening to sue the United Kingdom if President Trump exempts Britain from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium.

The U.S. President has suggested that the tariffs — designed to protect the American aluminium and steelworkers from foreign dumping, as their industry is a strategic asset — will not be applied to all of America’s allies, with NAFTA members Canada and Mexico already being offered exemptions.

But the European Commission — the unelected body with acts as the EU’s executive as well as the sole initiator of EU-level legislation — has reacted with fury to British trade secretary Liam Fox suggesting that the United Kingdom will try to “maximise the UK’s case” for a similar exemption and threatened to sue the country if it does not suffer along with the rest of the bloc, the Telegraph reports.

Mar 11 09:39

Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even KILLED

SPECIAL SUNDAY MIRROR INVESTIGATION: Authorities failed to act over 40 years - despite repeated warnings to social workers - with up to 1,000 girls, some as young as 11, abused in Telford

Mar 10 11:24

Amazon Smart Device Owners Can Now Become Spies For UK Police

By Nicholas West

The use of information obtained by smart devices is already threatening to rewrite the criminal justice system in America. I’ve covered various cases that seriously call into question what place the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution will have in a future filled with in-home surveillance disguised as consumer entertainment.

However, until this point, the data transmitted or stored in items like Amazon Echo, Fitbit, or Smart Meters have been called upon as after-the-fact investigative tools by police. It appears, now, that police in the UK are establishing a far more open relationship with the users of these devices in what looks like a preemptive capacity...

Mar 10 09:37

Tommy Robinson KNOCKS OUT Migrant With One Punch

This is intense...


Mar 10 08:41

Leader in Jewish group banned from Labour Party office

Noted Jewish Palestine activist and secretary of left-wing group Jewish Voice for Labour has been banned from holding office in the UK’s main opposition party.

On Wednesday Glyn Secker received a letter from Labour Party officials saying he had been put on “administrative suspension,” citing unspecified “comments made on social media that may be anti-Semitic.”

The letter adds that Secker is now barred from attending any party meetings including Labour’s annual conference.

Speaking to The Electronic Intifada, Secker called it “a direct attack” on Jewish Voice for Labour by the party’s establishment.

Mar 10 08:41

Labour expels Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein

The Labour Party on Sunday expelled prominent Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein, citing his allegedly abusive language and his criticism of leading pro-Israel figures in the UK’s main opposition party.

A disciplinary panel expelled Greenstein for what it claimed was online abuse.

But Greenstein disputes this and says the real reason was that he has spoken out against the Israel lobby within the Labour Party.

“I expected it,” he told The Electronic Intifada after his expulsion.

Mar 10 08:40

Labour apparatchiks smear Black activist in “anti-Semitism” witch hunt

A campaigner against racism is resisting attempts to have him expelled from the UK’s Labour Party over fabricated claims of anti-Semitism.

Marc Wadsworth faces a disciplinary hearing of party bureaucrats on 25 April, he told The Electronic Intifada, and has had to hire a lawyer.

He has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with legal costs.

The hearing is a high-profile part of what Labour activists say is a “witch hunt” of left-wingers and critics of Israel.

Mar 10 08:02

Armed Men Storm Iranian Embassy in London, Take Down Flag

Four men dressed in black raided the Iranian embassy in London Friday afternoon, reportedly threatening staffers with machetes and baseball bats before climbing the façade of the building and taking down the Iranian flag.

Iranian media reported that the slogans chanted by the attackers indicate that they are members of Sadeq Shirazi, a Britain-based Shiite religious sect. BBC Persian contributor Hossein Aghaie confirmed the information on Twitter, adding that Shirazi's son Hossein was recently arrested for criticizing Iran's leadership.

Mar 10 08:00

'Short of engaging in combat': UK has Al Saud's back in Yemen war

London was not a coincidental choice of Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince for his first official visit to the Western world. The UK has been deeply involved in the brutal war the Saudis are waging on Yemen.

When it began three years ago this month, the then-foreign minister Philip Hammond explained that Britain’s policy was to support the war “in every practical way short of engaging in combat.”

Mar 10 07:09


MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, met with Theresa May on Thursday at the prime minister’s official government estate outside London. MbS, as he’s known, is the son of the current Saudi king and is widely seen as both the power behind the Saudi throne and its heir apparent.

There’s been significant public outcry, during MbS’s three-day visit to the U.K., over Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, which has been strongly supported by both the U.K. and the U.S. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labor Party, has said the British government is “colluding” in war crimes in Yemen.