Mar 25 08:24

Bank transfer scam losses rise to nearly half a billion pounds: Criminals cash in on coronavirus crisis and refunds are refused in 53% of cases

  • Losses to so-called authorised push payment scams rose by 5% in 2020
  • Cases of impersonation and investment fraud increased thanks to the lockdown
  • Blameless victims are supposed to get their money back under a 2019 code
  • But this is happening just 47% of the time suggesting it is not working properly

Losses to bank transfer fraud rose 5 per cent last year to nearly £480million as criminals cashed in on the coronavirus pandemic, but victims continued to be left out of pocket more than half of the time.

Cases of so-called authorised push payment scams rose 22 per cent to just under 150,000 in 2020, according to figures from the banking trade body UK Finance.

Scams which involved fraudsters impersonating bank staff, police officers or other companies and those which saw victims roped into 'get rich quick' or other investment scams were among the types of APP fraud which soared amid the pandemic.

Mar 25 05:22

UK Lockdown One Year On: It Doesn't Work, It Never Worked, & It Wasn't Supposed To Work

And so we come to March 23rd, and lockdown’s first birthday. Or, as we call it here, the longest two weeks in history.

1 year. 12 calendar months. 365 increasingly gruelling days.

It’s a long time since “2 weeks to flatten the curve”, became an obvious lie. Sometime in July it turned into a sick joke. The curve was flattened, the NHS protected and the clapping was hearty and meaningful.

…and none of it made any difference.

This was not a sacrifice for the “greater good”. It was not a hard decision with arguments on both sides. It was not a risk-benefit scenario. The “risks” were in fact certainties, and the “benefits” entirely fictional.

Because Lockdowns don’t work. It’s really important to remember that.

Even if you subscribe to the belief that “Sars-Cov-2” is a unique discrete entity (which is far from proven), or that it is incredibly dangerous (which is demonstrably untrue), the lockdown has not worked to, in any way, limit this supposed threat.

Mar 25 04:50


Mar 25 04:46

‘I’m done, Britain’: When a copper pens a heartfelt resignation letter like this, it shows we live in a warped and broken society

"I’m a cop of 20 years. I’m leaving. I’m done.

“I’m done with duplicitous liars and twisters of the truth in Parliament, who destroyed policing to further their own careers. I’m done with those charlatans and snake-oil salesmen and women who spread their bile. Whose acid eats away at society, its values and future. I’m done with the utter lack of consequences of their corruption.

“I’m done with the duplicitous liars and twisters of truth in the media and ‘journalism’ with their spin, lies, misrepresentation and half-truths. I’m done with their 24-hours news, their Twitter echo chambers, their pile-on tactics and agendas, to invent the next big story or extend the life of the old one. I’m done with their sickening pretence that they are on some crusade to make the world a better place.

Mar 25 00:05

Covid-19: Pubs could require vaccine passports - Boris Johnson

Pub goers could be asked to provide a vaccine certificate, Boris Johnson has told MPs, saying it "may be up to individual publicans".

A review is looking into whether people should have to prove they have been vaccinated, as lockdown measures ease.

A government source told the BBC that the option of allowing people to show a negative test was also being looked at.

Mar 24 22:18

Rare daytime fireball meteor creates massive sonic boom over UK

A rare daytime fireball meteor triggered a loud sonic boom across parts of the United Kingdom and France over the weekend.

The sonic boom occurred at 2:50 p.m. local time on Saturday (March 20) and was reportedly heard in southwest England, Wales and northern France, according to Sky News. At first, most people assumed that the noise was the result of fighter jets, but the Ministry of Defence quikcly announced that this couldn't have been the case, according to the BBC.

However, a handful of people on Twitter said they had witnessed a bright flash of light across the sky at the same time, and thanks to satellite images, it was later confirmed to be a fireball meteor, according to the BBC.

The meteor was a bolide — the largest and brightest type of fireball meteor — and would have needed to be "very large" to be visible during the day, Richard Kacerek, from the UK Meteor Observation Network of amateur astronomers, told the BBC.

Mar 24 16:53

Ex-Cabinet minister David Davis says the Government's vaccine passport plan could be ILLEGAL and warns pubs, theatres and football stadiums will 'run straight into a court case' if they rollout their own 'no jab, no entry' requirements

David Davis today warned domestic vaccine passports could be illegal and firms which implement their own 'no jab, no entry' schemes will 'run straight into a court case'.

The Government is currently examining how a so-called 'Covid status certification' system could work as part of its efforts to get life back to normal.

The documents would provide a formal record of whether someone has had a vaccine or if they have recently been tested for coronavirus, with that data potentially then used to determine access to services and events.

Mr Davis told MPs that under the law such a policy would likely result in indirect discrimination and 'that is illegal'.

Mar 24 05:07

Britain’s year of lockdowns has been marked by the elite’s incompetence, hypocrisy and utter disdain for the masses

The UK’s response to Covid has been marred by mistakes, but arguably a bigger frustration has been the elite’s blatant rule-breaking, with mistresses, eye tests and second homes all used as excuses to break lockdown.
It’s a year to the day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed the world’s fifth-biggest economy to shut down. He told British citizens to stay at home, and closed the UK.

In the blink of an eye, London, where I am based, went from a global metropolis to a ghost town. Streets were deserted, all future plans were scrapped and life ground to a halt.

Johnson announced, “Each and every one of us is now obliged to join together, to halt the spread of this disease.”

That bookends seamlessly with his one-year anniversary announcement, nicknamed ‘The Stanley Johnson loophole’. It allows Britons to leave the country to tend to homes they own in foreign lands. The name apes Boris’s dad breaching the rules to fly to his Greek villa last July.

Mar 23 05:03

Foreign holidays will be ILLEGAL from Monday: New Covid laws mean £5,000 fines for anyone leaving the UK without 'reasonable excuse' - and restrictions could last for some holiday hot-spots all summer

Travellers face a £5,000 fine for going abroad on holiday when a ban on leaving the UK without 'reasonable excuse' comes into force on Monday.

The threat of fines has been extended until the end of June, making foreign summer holidays look increasingly unlikely as a third wave of coronavirus sweeps across Europe.

And France is likely to be added to a 'red list' of countries requiring hotel quarantine by the end of the week.

Health officials are increasingly concerned by a surge in cases of the South African Covid variant across the Channel.

A senior minister even suggested the whole of the Continent could be put on the red list because of the botched vaccine rollout.

Mar 23 05:02

534 Dead 330,063 Reported Injured following COVID19 Experimental Vaccine Injections in the U.K.

The UK Government’s reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released their latest report today, March 18, 2021.

The report covers data collected from December 9, 2020, through March 7, 2021, for the two experimental COVID vaccines currently in use in the U.K. from Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

They report a total of 534 deaths and 330,063 injuries.

Mar 22 05:56

COMPLETE CHAOS Breaks OUT IN BRISTOL, UK: War Against The Police – Vehicles Torched, Station Ransacked, K9s Hit with Mortar

Complete chaos broke out in Bristol, UK due to a bill that would expand police powers and install harsher penalties on protestors.

K-9’s are being hit with mortars, and police vehicles are being set on fire.

Mar 22 05:34

Delingpole: BoJo’s Dodgy Science Advisors Have Staged a ‘Covert Coup’

Looking forward to your summer holiday? Well, it may not happen if Neil Ferguson (aka Professor Pantsdown) gets his way. The disgraced computer modeller from Imperial College has been warning on BBC radio about yet another deadly COVID-19 variant.

According to the Daily Mail:

Professor Ferguson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Perhaps of more concern for the UK though is that some countries are notably seeing a significant fraction, five to 10 per cent of cases, of the South African variant.

“When infection levels go up in France, to 30,000 cases a day, that implies there’s at least 1,500 to 2,000 cases a day of the South African variant. That is the variant we really do want to keep out of the UK.”

Mar 22 05:17

Boris Johnson’s nuclear folly

As a former colonial subject, I can’t say I am well-disposed towards Britain. But I entertain no malice and tried to be objective while reading the British government’s latest 100-plus pages, “Global Britain in a competitive age: The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”, available at the government’s website.

Glad they managed to stick in that catchphrase “global Britain” after Brexit. The review sets out British security priorities at least for the rest of this decade. For British people’s sake, I seriously hope not.

I don’t want to criticise, only to understand. That has proved tough going, given the bundle of inconsistencies and incoherence in the review. Before British lawmakers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said China should reduce its nuclear arsenal – while Britain will raise its own, against previous commitments at reduction.

Mar 22 02:37

Divorcing barrister couple blow £100,000 on bitter battle over their £1million home - only to be told it is worthless because of cladding

Divorcing barrister couple spent £100,000 fighting over their £1million home before it was declared to be worthless because it has Grenfell-style cladding.

The debt-laden couple spent the huge sum on legal fees to claim their respective stakes in the London flat.

But their courtroom battle ended in disaster when the family home was found to be fitted with cladding outlawed because of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. This gave it a grand worth of exactly zero pounds.

A judge ended the costly fight with a ruling that has given the couple – both themselves high-earning lawyers – three years to deal with the cladding problem before they settle up with each other

Mar 21 08:00

‘Stop destroying our kids' lives!’ Clashes, arrests as thousands protest against Covid lockdown in London (VIDEOS)

At least 33 people have been arrested for ‘breaching Covid regulations’ amid scuffles with riot police after thousands marched through central London in defiance of national lockdown and restrictions.

The anti-lockdown rally started as a peaceful march on Saturday afternoon, under the watchful eye of hundreds of police, but eventually turned ugly after the officers began detaining people while the protesters actively resisted and some even pelted them with bottles.

Mar 21 07:45

‘The unblinking eye’: Boris Johnson confirms British citizens are 24/7 targets of government military & intelligence cyber ops

Boris Johnson has unveiled some eyebrow-raising upgrades to Britain’s defence and foreign policies, which include propaganda campaigns aimed at its own people to ‘deliver cognitive impacts’ – i.e. making them think ‘correctly’.

The UK government’s long-awaited ‘Integrated Review’ has finally been released. Officially billed as “a comprehensive articulation” of London’s “national security and international policy,” it intends to “[shape] the open international order of the future.”

An audacious ambition indeed, and the Review’s pledges are certainly bold – among other things, Whitehall is now committed to increasing the total number of nuclear warheads at its disposal to 260, reversing a 2010 decision to reduce the stockpile to 180. The volte face is attributed to an allegedly “evolving security environment,” seemingly a veiled reference to China’s growing economic and military might.

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Mar 21 00:12

Revealed: the grim list of sex abuse claims against Metropolitan police

An extraordinary catalogue of sexual misconduct allegations against Metropolitan police officers, including claims that one had sex with a rape victim and another assaulted a domestic abuse survivor, are revealed in documents obtained by the Observer.

The disclosures will intensify pressure on the Met after its officers manhandled women at last Saturday’s vigil for Sarah Everard where hundreds demanded the right to be safe on London’s streets.

Organisers of the vigil on Clapham Common subsequently accused the force of losing the faith of women and being unable to tackle its “institutional misogyny”.

Campaigners said the latest revelations amplified concern among women that the police cannot be trusted to protect their safety.

Mar 20 20:01

Give us our cash back! Furlough fury over super-rich – including scions of the Gucci and Graff dynasties – who are worth a total of £19 billion, but still demand British taxpayers’ money to pay their workers

Although none is breaking rules, critics argued that allowing such incredibly wealthy people to take advantage of the scheme went against its spirit and would anger hard-working taxpayers who are footing the bill.

Conservative MP Alexander Stafford, who sits on the Commons Business Select Committee, hit out, saying: ‘The furlough scheme was never meant to allow companies to abrogate all responsibility. Those who could afford not to take the money should not have done so, and if they did they have a moral duty to pay the money back. The taxpayer should not be subsidising well-off companies with a scheme that was designed to save jobs.’

Mar 20 19:59

How the heck did Britain come to be ruled by such finger-wagging Bossy Boots? QUENTIN LETTS dares to say in a new book what we’ve all been secretly thinking

We have been infantilised. Wash your hands, don’t eat sweets, no outdoor games. Wear your masks, bend that knee. Comply. Conform. It has been a bossy year.

Supermarket Tannoys told shoppers they were heroes, simply for standing 6ft apart and then said they couldn’t buy tampons because those were ‘non-essential items’.

Ministers, officials and scientists ceased caring about popular will and started imposing their own.

We were no longer ruled by the elected legislature. We had government by bossocracy: a caste of pooh-bahs who thought they knew best.

The supernatural may nowadays be little considered by officialdom, but it has been replaced by the deity of bossy correctitude, whose activists impose their views with moral terrorism. What the hell is happening to our country?

Mar 20 00:15

Boris Johnson gets AstraZeneca vaccine and says ‘I didn’t feel a thing’ as EU nations U-turn on jab

I have seen numerous videos of people getting the jab on the corporate media. Why do we only see photos of Boris supposedly getting the jab?

Mar 19 09:05

‘No causal link’ as five UK men suffer rare blood clot after AstraZeneca jab. Laugh or you’ll cry

Five men in the UK have suffered an “extremely rare” blood clot problem after having the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, though no causal link with the jab has been established, the medicines regulator has said.

The men, aged 19 to 59, have experienced a specific type of blood clot in the brain together with low blood platelet count. One of the five has since died.

There are no details yet on whether any of them had underlying health conditions.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare” and there was a possibility they could have been caused by Covid itself.

Mar 18 13:26

New nightmare for Cressida Dick after it emerges Met police officer guarding Sarah Everard murder scene 'sent inappropriate WhatsApp messages to colleagues about her killing'

The probationary Met constable, who had been deployed as a cordon officer supporting the search operation in Kent, is said to have shared a meme showing images of a uniformed officer abducting a woman. Horrified fellow officers reported the rookie officer’s actions because they were concerned by its content. The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was made aware on Friday.

The latest incident adds to the pressure faced by Met Commissioner Cressida Dick as she battles calls to resign over her force’s ‘heavy handed’ crackdown on a vigil for Ms Everard on Clapham Common on Saturday and the investigation into murder suspect Wayne Couzens.

Couzens, a serving Metropolitan Police officer was charged with Ms Everard’s murder and kidnap after she disappeared as she walked home to Brixton from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on March 3.

Mar 18 12:54

Delingpole: UK Rapidly Moving Toward Police State Tyranny

Britain will take a step closer to police state tyranny this week when parliament passes a bill that will effectively end the cherished, longstanding tradition of ‘the right to protest.’

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 has been described by one MP as ‘a major step on the road to authoritarianism and suppression of dissent’ and by a leading criminal barrister as ‘absolutely crazy’ and ‘really scary.’

I wake up this morning full of foreboding for our country.
Today’s Policing Bill isn’t about the traditional idea of law based on consent.
It’s about a major step on the road to authoritarianism and suppression of dissent.

— Jon Trickett MP (@jon_trickett) March 15, 2021

Soon you will not be allowed to protest about the removal of your right to protest.

— Chris Daw QC (@crimlawuk) March 15, 2021

Mar 18 10:18

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

The British Museum is the proud possessor of some of Greece’s most ancient and priceless artefacts. In the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence it is meet to reflect on what wonders Greece has wrought and whether there ought to be a restitution of the Ancient Greek monuments that are now held far from Greece.

How did these friezes from Athens come to be in London? Cast your mind back over 200 years. Greece was a province of the Ottoman Empire. Proud Ellas had been subjugated by the Turks in the 15th century. The Orthodox Christians were reduced to dhimmi status. Many Hellenes resolved to endure the galling yoke of Ottoman oppression no longer. They valiantly battled against overwhelming odds to cast off the heavy shackles cast in Istanbul.

Mar 17 07:27

COVID Live Updates: UK PM Johnson Says He Will 'Definitely' Have AstraZeneca Vaccine in Near Future

According to Johns Hopkins University, over 120.5 million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus across the world, while the global death toll from the pandemic has now reached 2.67 million.

The US remains the worst-hit country in the world, confirming over 29.5 million infected and 536,000 deaths. The nation is followed by Brazil with 11.6 million cases and a death toll of over 282,000.

India has the third-highest number of cases (11.4 million infections, over 158,000 fatalities), while Mexico has the third-highest death toll in the world (over 194,000 deaths, with 2.1 million cases having been detected in the country).

Mar 17 07:23

House of Commons passes ‘draconian’ policing bill that vastly expands protest crackdown & boosts penalties for ‘public disorder’

Legislation vastly expanding the UK government’s powers to suppress peaceful protests for the sake of public order, promoted by Home Secretary Priti Patel, has been backed by the House of Commons after heated debate.

Lawmakers voted 359 to 263 to pass the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on its second reading on Tuesday. After clearing the Commons, it’s set for consideration in the House of Lords.

Spanning nearly 300 pages, the legislation proposes a wide range of stiff measures, including harsher punishments for serious offences and granting judges the power to slap those convicted of child murder with life in prison, among other things.

Perhaps most controversial is the bill’s section on “public order,” which calls for a new nuisance law that would threaten up to 10 years behind bars for anyone causing “serious annoyance or inconvenience” in public, making it a criminal offence.

Mar 17 06:26

Britain is punching above its weight and living in the past as it announces plans to build nuclear warheads and take on China

The UK’s new foreign policy review features some ambitious ideas to contain China. But post-Brexit, with trade plunging, it’s not realistic, and smacks of a country still looking back wistfully at its empire days.

Boris Johnson has confirmed Britain’s intentions to tilt towards the Indo-Pacific with a primary focus on China in the UK’s latest security and foreign policy review.

Although the comprehensive document and its tone were not specifically anti-Beijing and acknowledged that Britain’s trading relationship with China was important, it branded the country as a “systemic” competitor in a region which it termed as the “geopolitical” future of the world and a challenge to the UK’s “values.” It also set out an ambition to increase the number of nuclear warheads in the country while challenging China on human rights.

Mar 17 06:04

Revealed: The UK Supported the Coup in Bolivia to Gain Access to Its ‘White Gold’

After a coup in the South American country of Bolivia in November 2019, democratically elected president Evo Morales was forced to flee. Foreign Office documents obtained by Declassified show Britain saw the new military-backed regime, which killed 18 protesters, as an opportunity to open up Bolivia’s lithium deposits to UK firms.

Mar 16 20:40

Ministers under fire over planned new anti-protests law that would allow police to intervene in any protest causing 'serious unease' and jail statue defacers for longer than rapists in the wake of fury at officers' handling of the Sarah Everard vigil

Ministers were facing mounting fury today over a draconian new anti-protest law that would hand police greater powers to break up events like the Sarah Everard vigil.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will allow officers to intervene in events that are deemed to have caused 'serious unease, alarm or distress'.

The new legislation, introduced in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests that swept the UK last summer, has also been attacked for bringing in jail terms for defacing statues that are on a par with those given to rapists and other sexual offenders.

Should the bill become law, defacing monuments will be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The starting point for rape sentences is currently five years, rising to a life sentence for the most serious.

Mar 16 08:30


Mar 16 08:07

UK to increase nuclear stockpile: reports

Britain is to announce an increase to its nuclear weapons stockpile as part of a wide-ranging review of security, defence and foreign policy, two newspapers said on Monday.

The Guardian and The Sun said in their online editions that the country would look to raise the number of warheads from 180 to 260 by the middle of the decade.

Both dailies said details were contained in a leak they had seen of the government's long-awaited Integrated Review, due to be published on Tuesday.

The review is also said to state clearly that Russia under President Vladimir Putin poses an "active threat" but describes China as providing a more "systemic challenge".

Mar 16 08:03

London mayor savaged for plan to cut numbers of ‘white men’ in science and engineering

Mayor Sadiq Khan says he wants fewer white men working in science and engineering. His plan to “fix” the situation has sparked a furious backlash online.

“There's no good reason why 65% of people working in science and engineering should be white men,” Khan tweeted on Saturday, citing figures from the British Science Association. Khan went on to claim that “inequality costs people's futures & the economy billions,” but reassured voters that “we’re working on fixing it.”

Mar 16 07:08

Third UK Coronavirus Wave Could Hit in Autumn, Says Stats Chief

The UK’s top statistician has predicted a third wave of the Chinese coronavirus would hit in the autumn, despite Britain’s “wonderful vaccination rollout” and virus cases being at their lowest since late September.

Sir Ian Diamond, the head of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), said that he agreed with England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty when he said last week that a third wave in the autumn was inevitable.

Mr Diamond told The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday: “We do need at the moment, properly to understand how the data is moving forward, and we need to be really looking at the impact of the wonderful vaccination rollout that we are seeing.

“Having said that, we also need to recognise this is a virus that isn’t going to go away, and I have no doubt that in the autumn, there will be a further wave of infections.”

Mar 15 07:10

UK - Police State Is HERE!

Mar 15 06:08

Fears home-working could grind to a halt as 45,000 BT workers are balloted for the phone giant’s first national strike since 1987

Britain's army of home workers could come to a standstill as 45,000 workers from BT could be about to strike nationally for the first time in more than 30 years in a row over jobs.

Some 45,000 members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) in BT, Openreach and EE are set to be balloted over the issue.

CWU deputy general secretary Andy Kerr says 'the door is still open' for discussions or the communications giant could be facing its first national industrial action since the late 1980s.

Mar 14 18:26

Is it all a lie? – Stay at Home > Protect the NHS > 100K Deaths – An analysis of ONS and NHS data

And we now know the death rate has been comparable to the first 10 years of the new millennium (which only began 21 years ago).

So it’s hard to come to any conclusion other than the British people have given up a full year of their short lives on the foundation of one of the biggest lies in history. They have stayed at home to protect an NHS that seems to have had a holiday, and been conned into thinking 100,000 people have died from Covid, when in fact they have died due to the lockdown and due to falling for the fear propaganda released by the UK Government and it’s circle of scientists. All of this has resulted in the destruction of the economy, a new regime of dictatorial tyranny and created a wave of despair in millions of lives.

The question is, now that you know, what will you do?

Mar 14 18:10

Brrr! Coldest winter for eight years will continue this week with 'polar spring' bringing minus 5C chills and snow to the South

Winter was the UK's coldest for eight years, since 2012-13, Met Office figures show.

The average UK temperature from December to the start of March was 0.21C below average, at 3.51C.

The -23C February freeze was the coldest February temperature since 1955, and the coldest winter temperature in the UK since 1995.

Mar 14 15:10

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: "There's No Good Reason Why 65% of People Working in Science & Engineering Should Be White Men"

London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday said that there is "no good reason why 65% of people working in science and engineering should be white men."

"We're working on fixing it," Khan said.

Mar 14 13:39

The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool

For the last two years police and internet companies across the UK have been quietly building and testing surveillance technology that could log and store the web browsing of every single person in the country.

The tests, which are being run by two unnamed internet service providers, the Home Office and the National Crime Agency, are being conducted under controversial surveillance laws introduced at the end of 2016. If successful, data collection systems could be rolled out nationally, creating one of the most powerful and controversial surveillance tools used by any democratic nation.

Despite the National Crime Agency saying “significant work” has been put into the trial it remains clouded in secrecy. Elements of the legislation are also being challenged in court. There has been no public announcement of the trial, with industry insiders saying they are unable to talk about the technology due to security concerns.

Mar 14 01:14

Pandemic impact 'yet to be felt' on high streets

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown Britain's high streets into crisis, yet the full force of its impact has yet to be felt, according to accountants PwC.

More than 17,500 chain stores and other venues closed in Great Britain last year, according to new data.

That's an average rate of 48 closures a day.

But the figures, which include hospitality and leisure venues, but not independent retailers, suggest the trend began before the pandemic.

The research was conducted by the Local Data Company which tracks vacancy rates in nearly 3,500 high streets, shopping centres and retail parks.

It recorded 17,532 closures in 2020. It also reported 7,665 store openings. This resulted in a net loss of 9,877 outlets, the worst annual decline researchers have seen in more than a decade.

Mar 14 00:29

'STAND TALL' Wilfried Zaha becomes first Premier League player not to take knee before a game after Palace star called it degrading

WILFRIED ZAHA has become the first Premier League player not to take the knee before a game.

Last month, the Ivorian, 28, revealed how he felt the gesture to promote anti-racism and anti-discrimination was degrading to him as a black man.

And the Crystal Palace star vowed he would not be taking part in the pre-match symbol which has been in place since last summer.

Mar 13 06:52

UK to Increase Number of Nuclear Warheads it Can Stockpile - Report

The UK is estimated to possess around 195 nuclear weapons, of which 120 are operationally available, according to an April 2020 report by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. The UK's deployed warheads are controlled by the Royal Navy.

The UK government is expected to increase the number of nuclear warheads it can stockpile, The Telegraph's deputy political editor Lucy Fisher tweeted Friday.

According to Fisher, an official announcement on the increased number of nuclear warheads is expected to be published in The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy on Tuesday. The review, set to be released on March 16, will describe the British government's foreign policy, defense, security and international development.

Mar 12 09:15

‘Utter madness’: Manchester University mocked for replacing ‘mother’ & ‘father’ with ‘GUARDIAN’ in woke ‘inclusive language’ guide

Brits ridiculed Manchester University after it announced a ban on the use of non-gender-neutral words, and not just like ‘man’ or ‘woman’, but also ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in official university materials to promote “inclusion.”

Manchester University released its new guide for “inclusive language” on Wednesday, but the document started to gain traction after being covered by the Spectator's Steerpike column.

In its guide, the university declared that gendered language should be replaced to avoid offense, with “they/their/them” being used instead of “he/she,” and the words “man” and “woman” being replaced with “person” or “individual.”

Mar 11 12:15

Renaming the flu? UK health authorities find not a single case of influenza so far in 2021

Health authorities in the United Kingdom found no influenza cases two months into 2021. Laboratory analysis confirmed only one case in the last week of December, leading to allegations that possible flu cases may have been lumped into COVID-19 case counts. But health officials in the U.K. denied this was a cause for concern, as it only proved that measures to curb COVID-19 also drove down influenza transmission.

The Independent reported on Feb. 25 that influenza infection rates are at historic lows, with public health officials finding not a single flu case in the U.K. for the past seven weeks. Out of the more than 685,000 swab samples analyzed by Public Health England (PHE) scientists since the first week of January 2021, none have tested positive for influenza as of writing.

Mar 11 08:11

Exports crash as Brexit red tape kicks in: Trade with Germany slumped in the month after transition period ended, data shows

Trade between the UK and Germany crashed in January amid chaos caused by Brexit and the pandemic.

In the first full month after the transition period ended, Germany’s imports from the UK more than halved compared with the same time a year ago, tumbling 56 per cent to £1.4billion.

The data indicated Germany’s trading relationship with the UK was hit far worse than its dealings with other countries.

Its imports from non-EU states besides Britain fell by 13.9 per cent.

Mar 10 09:56

Return to 'old faithful' appliances! New rules will BAN manufactures of white goods like TVs, washing machines and fridges from designing them to conk out sooner than they should in bid to cut UK's 1.5m tons of electrical waste

Tech giants will be ordered to stop making products that are deliberately designed to have a short life and are impossible or expensive to repair.

The government has announced legislation designed to put an end to so-called 'built-in obsolescence' with products designed to fail.

The tactic allows manufacturers of everything from washing machines and TVs to smartphones to cash in as customers are forced to buy replacements.

The new rules will include a legal requirement on manufacturers to make spare parts available to consumers, which aims to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years.

The new measures, which apply to white goods such as washing machines, dishwashers and fridges, as well as items such as TVs, aim to reduce the 1.5 million tonnes of electrical waste the UK generates a year.

Mar 09 11:08

Free lawyer’s letter to send to your children’s school over masks and testing

Although the UK Government only recommends face masks and testing in schools, many Heads have opted to make these mandatory. If your child’s school has a mandatory mask and/or testing policy and you are concerned, we can help.

You can request a letter to be sent to your child’s school from Lawyers for Liberty, completely free of charge and also completely anonymously on your part.

This letter will register a complaint about the school’s mask and/or testing policy, and will also inform the school’s Head of the potential risks and legal liabilities of their regime.

The letter will be sent from Lawyers for Liberty anonymously – please be assured that it will not mention you or your child by name.

Mar 09 08:57


Less than 60 hours before an unprecedented exit permit will be required from outbound travellers, the government has revealed details of the new “Declaration to Travel”.

From Monday 8 March, anyone who enters “a port of departure to travel internationally” in England without a completed form will be committing a criminal offence – even if they are legally entitled to travel.

Airlines, train operators and ferry companies will be required to check that passengers have a valid reason to travel abroad.

Mar 09 07:10

UK – 2 Years in Prison for Selling Food

Many of you likely are already aware of the Ice Age Farmer podcast, but for those of you who aren’t we highly recommend his work. He puts out great material focusing on how the oligarchy undermines our food supply in an effort to control what and how we eat. This short video is a great example.

To quote his episode summary:

The UK is ready to throw you in jail for selling food, and issuing warnings about food being dirty and dangerous! This complements the news yesterday about potentially requiring proof of COVID vaccination just to enter a grocery stores. Access to food is rapidly being restricted, and you must start to grow and save your own food immediately.

Mar 09 06:56

UK Government Shocking Report: Experimental MRNA Injections Caused 1716 Cases Of Eye Disorders And Left 22 People Blind

The government of the United Kingdom has been collecting critical safety data on the Pfizer/ BioNTech [mRNA] and Oxford/ AstraZeneca [DNA] “vaccines,” and the latest report doesn’t paint a pretty picture.

The first dose of the experimental Pfizer/ BioNTech “vaccine” has been introduced into the arms of 5.4 million citizens, with 500,000 of these people receiving a second dose.

Up until January 24, there have been nearly 50,000 reports of vaccine injury for this specific vaccine, including the sudden death of seven UK citizens:

Mar 08 08:40

The British Army Is Shrinking: Smallest In 400 Years

Despite having an “empire” on which the sun never set, the British Army wasn’t exactly large in numbers. Yet, prior to the First World War, Great Britain had the only true “professional” army in Europe in that it was a small volunteer force made up of about 400,000 soldiers. Of those about 247,000 served in the Regular Army while another 145,000 served in the Territorial Force.

It wasn’t until after the introduction of conscription, which began in January 1916, that the British Army reached its peak of strength. By the end of 1918, there were more than four million soldiers and seventy divisions serving for King and Country.

That was then.

Mar 08 08:28

‘Vaccine apartheid’

There is an entirely predictable but ugly political atmosphere developing in the two states where vaccination is most advanced: Israel and the UK. I currently live in one, Israel, and was born and spent the majority of my life in the other.

As each country moves closer to vaccinating a majority of its population, national conversations are quickly turning to concern about what needs to be done about those who have not yet been vaccinated, or refuse to be vaccinated.

Israel has already rushed through a so-called “Green Passport” – its version of the “immunity passport”. In part, it is a cynical move by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to improve his prospects in this month’s general election by finding a pretext to quickly reopen the economy and give the Israeli public a sense that things are “returning to normal”.

Mar 08 08:04

Jewish fund, UK branch continue to help further Illegal land confiscation in West Bank: Report

A new report shows although international law considers all Israeli settlements built on usurped Palestinian land illegal, the Jewish National Fund and its British branch continue to raise money for seizure of more occupied Palestinian lands for the construction of new illegal settlements.

In a new report, the revealed that both the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and its branch in the United Kingdom, JNF UK, continue to fund Israel’s land confiscation in the occupied West Bank in direct defiance of international law.

Last month, the parent organization, for the first time in its long history, openly announced that it raised money for further land grab in the occupied Palestinian territories in favor of establishing more Jewish-only settlements, which are condemned globally.

Mar 08 07:53

Boris Johnson urged by CFI not to let the ICC's 'Israel war crimes' decision go unchallenged

Boris Johnson has been urged not to let the International Criminal Court’s controversial announcement of an investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel go unchallenged.

In a letter to Prime Minister, the Conservative Friends of Israel group also labelled this week’s confirmation of the ICC’s decision by the outgoing Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda a threat to UK interests.

CFI’s Parliamentary Chairmen, Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb MP and Rt. Hon. The Lord Pickles and Honorary President Lord Polak wrote that the “dangerous precedent” raises the possibility that non-state actors will be able to “pursue vexatious claims against [the UK] and our brave armed forces”.

The letter emphasised that: “In our [the UK] own interests, we cannot afford to allow this to go unchallenged”.

Mar 07 15:46

All Blacks legend Zinzan Brooke a prominent anti-lockdown, anti-mask proponent

Former All Blacks No 8 Zinzan Brooke wants people to stop wearing masks and to end Covid-19 lockdowns in the UK where he lives, while also supporting a push against a vaccine passport.

Brooke, who played 58 rugby tests and 100 matches for New Zealand between 1987 and 1997, has suddenly become a strong social media advocate against the use of masks to deal with the pandemic while also supporting pushes for controversial drugs Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.

His Twitter account had been barely used over the past five years, but in the past month he has re-tweeted a string of posts calling for the British public not to wear masks, for lockdowns and closures to stop, and that plans for a possible vaccine passport “are just another attempt by a 'Big Brother' state to infiltrate our lives”.

Mar 07 12:27

Health bosses warn of 'hidden' waiting list of six million patients who haven't come forward for treatment could flood NHS

Health bosses have warned of a 'hidden' waiting list of six million patients who haven't come forward for treatment could flood NHS later this year.

Head of the NHS Confederation Danny Mortimer said that official waiting list could swell to unprecedented levels that have not been seen in more than a decade.

Mr Mortimer added that patients should expect to wait months - and in some cases up to a year - to be treated after Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget offered no new investment to meet previous guarantees on waiting times.

The NHS Confederation estimated that there was a 30 per cent drop in the number of patients being referred for treatment from 2019 to 2020.

It is thought that these 5.9 million 'hidden' patients still require treatment but do not appear in any NHS statistics.

Mar 07 12:08

BEL MOONEY: My dad Ted passed three Covid tests and died of a chronic illness yet he's officially one of Britain's 120,000 victims of the virus and is far from alone... so how many more are there?

We were invited to 'save the NHS' and to grieve for strangers — the real-life loved ones behind those shocking death counts.

Why would the public imagine what I now fear, namely that the way Covid-19 death statistics are compiled might make the numbers seem greater than they are?

It is a bitter irony to our family that, because of the ways in which Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics list data related to Covid and deaths, we are deprived of the happy certainty that Dad died peacefully in his sleep.

Equally ironic is that this blameless man — 99 and very frail — had always refused to accept coronavirus existed, even though I had tried patiently two or three times a week to explain that it did.

Mar 07 07:10

UK: 35 people deaf and 25 blind after taking mRNA vaccine shots

Among people in the U.K., 35 cases of deafness and 25 cases of blindness have been reported by people who have taken the experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The numbers are derived from the U.K. Yellow Card vaccine reporting scheme, which is the British equivalent to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Mar 05 09:33

UK Data Show 402 Reports of Deaths Following COVID Vaccines

Between Dec. 9, 2020 (when the first COVID vaccine was administered in the UK) and Feb. 14, 2021, 402 deaths following COVID vaccines have been reported to YellowCard, the UK government’s system for reporting side effects to COVID-related medicines, vaccines, devices, and defective or falsified products.

Mar 05 09:27

Lord Sumption Warns Civil Disobedience Has Begun Amid Lockdown Lunacy

“Sometimes the most public spirited thing that you can do with despotic laws like these is to ignore them. I think that if the government persists long enough with locking people down, depending on the severity of the lockdown, civil disobedience is likely to be the result. It will be discrete civil disobedience in the classic English way — I don’t think that we are likely to go onto the streets waving banners. I think we will just calmly decide that we are not going to pay any attention to this. There are some things you have to pay attention to: you can’t go to a shop if it’s closed. On the other hand, you can invite friends round for a drink, whatever Mr Hancock says. People are doing that to some extent already."

Mar 04 12:50

'MASK APARTHEID' Parents furious as schoolkids told if they don’t wear masks they’ll have to sit at back of class

SCHOOLKIDS have been told if they refuse to wear face masks they will be made to sit at the back of the classroom.

Parents are furious at the measures to segregate pupils from their peers when they return from March 8, with one blasting it as a "mask apartheid".

They fear their children will face discrimination and be forced to miss out on lessons and social activities.

Primary school kids do not have to wear masks when pupils return next week.

But secondary school students will be asked to wear them if it is not possible to socially distance at two metres apart.

Mar 04 10:31

Woman left heartbroken after care home staff said waving to her father, 80, through his window was 'illegal' - as she claims staff have shut the curtains to stop her from seeing him

Oriana Criscuolo, 46, from Stockport, wanted to drop off some treats for her father Attilio, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia, at Bamford Grange care home earlier this month.

After handing over the supplies to the carer at the front door, she said that she was going to pop over to her dad's window to wave at him, but claims she was told it would be 'illegal' to do so.

A stunned Oriana then attempted to walk over to her father's ground-floor window, only to find the curtains had been shut, despite it being the middle of the day.

She has since tried to visit a second time, but her father's curtains have remained closed, revealing: 'It's just unbelievable. I cannot understand how care home staff – people who are being paid to care - have become so uncaring. Their behaviour is inhumane and cruel. It's beyond belief.'

Mar 04 10:04

Fighting a losing battle: Telecom companies struggle to convince consumers that 5G is harmless

In the U.K. town of Shepton Mallet, the Town Council invoked the precautionary principle during a development and planning meeting in October 2019. The move was made after five members of the public voiced their concerns over deploying 5G technology. The council voted unanimously to delay deciding on bringing 5G in the area, citing the lack of evidence that 5G is safe for their vote.

Meanwhile, other local councils in the U.K. banned installing 5G cell towers due to fears of increased radiation exposure. Totnes, Kingsbridge, Brighton, Frome and Hove City are among the latest towns that voted to ban 5G cell towers.

“Our concern is that there will be a much higher blanket of radiation all around us,” said Totnes councilor Jacqi Hodgson.

Mar 03 10:49

UK Data Show 402 Reports of Deaths Following COVID Vaccines

Government data show that, compared with the Pfizer vaccine, there have been 43% more reports of injuries related to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK, including 77% more adverse events and 25% more deaths — but no red flags from UK regulators.

Mar 03 08:54

UK: Health Authorities Announce Not a Single Case of Flu Detected This Year

Health authorities in England have announced that not a single case of influenza has been detected this year, with one professor suggesting that mask wearing should be kept in place during winter to drive down flu deaths to “zero.”

“The social restrictions brought in to curb transmission of coronavirus, combined with an increased uptake of flu vaccine, have both been credited with driving down infections,” reports the Independent.

Of the 685,243 samples tested at the PHE’s laboratories since the first week of January, not a single flu infection was discovered.

Professor Christina Pagel went on to suggest that some of the measures brought in to fight coronavirus could be kept in place to combat flu infections.

Asserting that “we can reduce flu deaths to pretty much zero,” Pagel said it is “worth encouraging people to wear masks” on public transport and in other busy environments every winter.

Mar 03 07:16

Why privacy-busting, law-breaking GCHQ’s pledges to protect the public using artificial intelligence should raise an eyebrow

The UK’s signals intelligence agency isn't known for its commitment to the rule of law, so claims its new Artificial Intelligence capabilities will be used to safeguard citizens, not spy on them, shouldn’t be taken at face value.
On February 24, GCHQ issued a report – Pioneering a New National Security – outlining how it intends to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to tackle child sex abuse, drugs, weapons and human trafficking, and online disinformation.

Mainstream media outlets widely reiterated the paper’s headline claims without criticism or balance. The BBC went so far as to suggest the release reflected GCHQ’s benevolent intentions and commitment to transparency.

Mar 03 07:05

Asda refused to sell school uniform to grandmother for five-year-old who grew out of her old one during lockdown as it was a 'non-essential' item

Asda refused to sell school uniform to a grandmother for a five-year-old who grew out of her old one during lockdown because it was a 'non-essential' item.

Alison Clement, 55, was out shopping for her granddaughter Amber Davies, who needed a new pinafore, cardigan and tights following a growth spurt.

But Amber's mother and grandmother were turned away after explaining their situation to staff at the supermarket in Llansamlet, Swansea, South Wales.

Mar 03 07:04

Man Arrested, Claims He Was Strip Searched For Going For a Walk Too Far From Home

A man in Wales was arrested by police for going for a walk too far from home and failing to identify himself before he claimed he was taken to the police station and subjected to a strip search.

The incident was highlighted by Welsh member of Parliament Neil McEvoy, who posted a video of the arrest to Twitter.

According to McEvoy, the couple in question were grieving the recent death of an uncle and wanted to visit the nearest beach to go for a walk.

Mr. Radek, the man seen being handcuffed in the video, says that the couple had been struggling with mental health issues as a result of lockdown.

Mar 02 11:34

Investigation: MP’s and SAGE Heavily Invested In Vaccine Industry

In April 2020, the ‘Chief Scientific Advisor’ to the UK Government – Sir Patrick Vallance was placed in charge of the new ‘Vaccine Taskforce’. The aim of this taskforce was to “drive forward, expedite and co-ordinate efforts to research and then produce a coronavirus vaccine.”

So isn’t it interesting how by July 2020 the UK Government signed a contract with GlaxoSmithKline to secure 60 million doses of an untested, experimental “vaccine” treatment that was still being developed to combat SARS-CoV-2? Interesting because the chief scientific advisor and head of the ‘Vaccine Taskforce’ has £600,000 worth of shares in the pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline.

Sir Patrick, who has had huge influence in dictating the Government’s response to the alleged SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, has over 43,111 shares in the company. But the conflict of interest doesn’t end there. Sir Patrick Vallance used to be the president of GlaxoSmithKline.

Mar 02 11:24

Foreign Doctors Caught Prescribing Sex Change Drugs to UK Children Online: Investigation

In the UK, the prescription of puberty blockers to children under the age of 16 has been mostly barred since December, unless expressly signed off by two specialist doctors and later approved by a court.

However, an undercover investigation by the Daily Telegraph found that Europe-based online clinics are using a legal loophole to skirt the regulations. Despite Brexit, pharmacies in Britain are still accepting prescriptions — with a few exceptions — from doctors within the EU, allowing online clinics in Europe to prescribe English patients over the internet.

Mar 02 08:06

Five-year-olds told to wear face masks in the classroom

Headteachers in at least two primary schools in England have written to parents this week requesting that their children wear face masks in the classroom when schools reopen on March 8.

Parents at Selsdon Primary and Nursery School in South East England have been told that children as young as five years old should wear a face mask at all times except during sports lessons or when eating or drinking.

Feb 28 12:22

Now Norman Stanley Fletcher falls victim to the woke police: BBC puts 'offensive language' warning on iPlayer versions of classic prison sitcom Porridge

In one episode of the programme, Fletcher told a prison escort 'You'd have to be Sidney Poitier' to serve in London's Brixton Prison, while in another he calls prisoner McLaren a 'poof'.

A BBC Spokesperson told MailOnline: 'Attitudes and language change over time and our approach, just like other streaming services, is to tell viewers when a show includes something that maybe offensive, inappropriate or outdated and because some people aren't offended, it doesn't mean that others aren't.'

One disgruntled fan said: 'Why have @BBC put an advisory notice on Porridge? This woke nonsense has to stop. One of the greatest ever sitcoms.'

Another said: 'What a load of tree hugger guff.'

Feb 28 08:17

'It's a CON!' Britons react with fury after Biden puts brakes on post-Brexit trade deal

BRITONS have reacted with fury after Joe Biden's new White House administration warned it would review post-Brexit trade deal negotiations with the UK.

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Katherine Tai, President Biden's top trade nominee, slammed the brakes on the talks, pointing to a lot of "developments" since they began in 2018 and the priority of defeating the Covid-19 threat. She said there was a need to "review the discussions and the negotiations so far, in the light of all of these developments".

Feb 28 07:47

Govt Petition to Ban ‘COVID Vaccine Passport’ Goes Viral

A government petition calling for a ban on the unconstitutional COVID vaccine passport has gone viral, amassing a whopping 223,000 signatures in just a few days.

The petition on the UK Parliament website states, “We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public.”

Feb 27 08:12

UK Knife Crime Hits Record High Under Tories, as Over 50K Offences Logged in One Year

Knife crime in Britain has doubled in the previous six years, rising above 50,000 incidents in a one-year period in England and Wales for the first time in the recorded history.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that in the year leading up to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s imposition of the first coronavirus lockdown, crimes involving a knife or a sharp weapon rose by six per cent, up from 47,388 to 50,019. This latest figure is more than double the 23,945 offences recorded in 2014, the point at which the general historical trend of crime falling went into reverse.

The report found that 44 per cent of the knife crimes (22,012) were violent assaults, and 44 per cent (21,961) were robberies, which rose from 18,518 to 20,196 in the year leading up to March of 2020

Feb 27 07:52

Queen Elizabeth Urges Britons to ‘Think About Other People’ Before Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Queen Elizabeth recently spoke on a video conference with health professionals organizing the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination program in a bid to promote the state’s ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the deadly disease. The UK currently ranks fifth in the world for having the highest COVID-19 case count and death toll, according to Worldometer.

Queen Elizabeth joined a group of health officials on a live-streamed conference on Thursday, and encouraged Britons to think about their fellow neighbor before outright refusing to vaccinate against the respiratory disease.

Feb 26 18:18

What IS the truth about Covid deaths? Grieving relatives along with MPs and top medics demand inquiry as families reveal loved ones have been wrongly certified as virus victims

Grieving families last night said deaths had been wrongly certified as Covid-19.

Demanding an inquiry, top medical experts and MPs also insisted they were ‘certain’ that too many fatalities were being blamed on the virus.

One funeral director said it was ‘a national scandal’. The claims are part of a Daily Mail investigation that raises serious questions over the spiralling death toll.

Feb 26 08:21

British Ship Hit by Explosion in Gulf of Oman, UKMTO Says

The incident occurred at 20:40 GMT on Thursday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said without providing further details.

A ship was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the UKMTO said on Friday.

"Investigations are ongoing. Vessel and crew are safe...Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise caution," the notice reads.
The UKMTO did not give details on the possible cause of the explosion.

Feb 25 13:42

Vaccine Passport Push Exposes the Bullying Authoritarians in Our Midst

Twelve months ago it would have been unthinkable that any public figure would be suggesting that people would need to show their vaccination records before entering a shop, or any public place, but that’s where we are in Britain today.

Just when you thought Covid-authoritarianism (and authoritarianism is actually putting it mildly), couldn’t get any worse, it just did.

This week we’ve seen a number of politicians and high-profile media figures promote the idea of mandatory vaccine passports. And not just for international travel. On Sunday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who, I kid yet not, once wrote a book entitled 'The Assault on Liberty', refused to rule out vaccine passports to allow entry to supermarkets and pubs. 'It is under consideration' he said.

Feb 25 13:32

Tributes paid to dad who died from Covid despite 'shielding for most of pandemic'

A dad-of-four died of coronavirus a month after getting his first dose of the vaccine.

Chris Moore, 48, had been shielding during the pandemic, but returned to his role as an NHS administrator at the end of last year.

He was given the first dose of the Pfizer jab on January 2 at the University Hospital of North Durham.

But the Shotley Bridge dad began to show symptoms two days later and was subsequently diagnosed with the virus, reports Chronicle Live.

Feb 25 08:25

Britain announces an amnesty for illegal immigrants