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Jun 30 09:50

Why most people who now die with Covid in England have had a vaccination

Don’t think of this as a bad sign, it’s exactly what’s expected from an effective but imperfect jab

Jun 30 07:01

Now Covid app causes chaos at pubs and restaurants: Wetherspoon, Hawksmoor and other venues are hit by staff absences with some forced to CLOSE as workers are pinged by test and trace app - as bosses call for 'test and release' scheme

Pubs and restaurants already hit by severe labour shortages are being forced to close due to the NHS Covid app repeatedly telling staff to self-isolate - which they must do so for up to ten days even if they test negative for Covid.

Hospitality bosses are calling for a 'test and release' scheme to relieve the crisis, which last week saw 46 members of staff at a Wetherspoons in Weston-super-Mare forced to stay at home after coming into contact with positive cases.

Small businesses are particularly struggling, with one restaurant in Liverpool revealing it lost a quarter of its workforce over the weekend on top of an existing labour shortage caused by Brexit and employees quitting over lockdown.

Jun 29 13:40

UK house prices surge again

Jun 29 13:07

Naughty boy Hancock had to go. But is replacement Javid an even bigger threat to UK’s health service?

Stuart Littlewood warns of what the UK's new health secretary, Sajid Javid – a self-proclaimed "proud, British-born Muslim", arch-Zionist and Israel flag waver – might do to the National Health Service given his "strange set of moral values" and "defective eyesight".>>

Jun 29 11:42

Warnings From Behind The Curtain

Jun 29 10:54

Smaller firms express anger at quarantine exemption plans for big business

Foreign business leaders will no longer need to quarantine when arriving in England if their trip is likely to have a significant economic benefit to the UK, the government has announced.

The exemption will be for arrivals from amber-list countries, and only given in exceptional circumstances, the Department for Business (BEIS) said.

Some business groups and MPs expressed anger as it excludes smaller companies.

But BEIS said it would balance economic interests with public safety.

Some critics said it should include all business travel and key workers. Labour's Angela Rayner and Manchester's Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham, said it smacked of one rule for the rich and one for the rest.

Jun 29 08:43

The Biggest Protest In British History?

Jun 29 08:20

Covid was still behind fewer than one in 100 deaths in England last week despite fatalities rising 12% — and Wales recorded ZERO victims for the first time since the pandemic began

An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report published today found that 74 people died directly from Covid in the week ending June 18, which was up 12 per cent on the week before.

Wales recorded no deaths from the virus in the most recent week, for the first time since the pandemic began.

In England, 102 people who died in the latest week had Covid mentioned on their death certificate, up from 84 a week earlier. But only 74 of them were caused directly by the virus, with the rest dying from other causes.

In total, there were 9,459 deaths registered in England and Wales in the most recent week, meaning just 0.78 per cent were caused by Covid – the equivalent of one in 127.

Jun 29 08:00

Barred – a GP with the courage to say No to vaccines

A GP who resigned his ‘job for life’ as a partner with a Hampshire practice because of his doubts about Covid-19 vaccines has been suspended by NHS England for questioning coronavirus protocol.

Jun 29 07:32

Hong Kong Bars UK Travelers Over "Extremely High" COVID Risks As Crackdown On "Foreign Influence" Continues

After Hong Kong police arrested more journalists from the now-defunct Apple Daily over the weekend, a sign that Beijing's crackdown on democratic freedoms under the guise of the new "national security" law isn't letting up, health authorities on Monday announced that they would bar travelers from the UK after reintroducing the UK to HK's list of "extremely high-risk" countries.

Two sources confirmed the decision to the SCMP, the biggest English-language newspaper in HK (it's also owned by Jack Ma, who is now officially under the CCP jackboot). The move comes just days after the city tightened quarantine rules for foreign visitors, and also after reports in the western press claimed Beijing plans to keep its borders closed to almost all foreign travelers until the second half of next year (with a handful of exceptions for countries with high vaccination rates).

Jun 29 07:07

Warmongering British Actions in the Black Sea

The pre-positioning of the BBC correspondent on HMS Defender shatters the pretense that the BBC is something different to a state propaganda broadcaster. It also makes plain that this propaganda exercise to provoke the Russian military was calculated and deliberate. Indeed that was confirmed by that BBC correspondent’s TV news report last night when he broadcast that the Defender’s route “had been approved at the very highest levels of the British government.”

The Prime Minister does not normally look at the precise positions of British ships. This was a deliberate act of dangerous belligerence.

Jun 29 07:05

HMS Defender Versus the Russian Military: The Danger of Believing Your Own Propaganda

Less than two weeks after NATO members reaffirmed allegiance to Article 5 – that an attack on one member was an attack on all members – the UK nearly put that pledge to the test. In a shockingly provocative move, the UK’s HMS Defender purposely sailed into Crimean territorial waters on its way to Georgia.

Press reports suggest that there was a dispute between the UK defense and foreign ministries over whether to violate Russia’s claimed territorial waters with a heavily armed warship. According to reports, Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself jumped in to overrule the more cautious Foreign Office in favor of confrontation.

As Johnson later claimed, because the UK (and the US) does not recognize Russian sovereignty over Crimea, the UK was actually sailing through Ukrainian waters. It was an in-your-face move toward Russia just weeks after the US and NATO were forced to back down from a major clash with Russia in eastern Ukraine

Jun 29 07:02

Boris Johnson Defies Vladimir Putin’s Claim to Crimea

About that clash between a British destroyer and Russian warplanes and warships in the Black Sea last week there are conflicting versions.

The Kremlin version is the more dramatic.

HMS Defender, says Moscow, entered the Black Sea, made port in Odessa, Ukraine, and then sailed for Batumi on the coast of Georgia.

However, the British warship traversed Russia’s territorial waters at the tip of the Crimean peninsula, near Sevastopol, Russia’s principal naval base on the Black Sea.

The destroyer, say the Russians, had to be diverted by shellfire from a patrol boat and bombs dropped in its path by Sukhoi fighters.

London’s version: Defender sailed through waters off Crimea that belong to Ukraine. Russian gunfire was far off and unthreatening. No dropped bombs impeded the destroyer’s passage.

Jun 29 07:02

F-35B From British Carrier Flies Over Russian Forces Training To Sink Enemy Warships

The Russian naval task force deployed to Syria in recent days appears to have stepped up its drills in the eastern Mediterranean. At the same time, a recent video shows that at least some of the Russian participants have been shadowed by F-35B stealth jets operating from the U.K. Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth that’s conducting combat operations in the region, against ISIS targets. The latest Russian maneuvers come as tensions between Moscow and the United Kingdom remain high, after a Royal Navy destroyer sailed in waters close to Russian-occupied Crimea last week, and as large-scale, U.S.-led maneuvers in the Black Sea kick off today.

Jun 29 06:58

Boris Johnson, the Pyromaniac Prime Minister

The incident of 23 June off the coast of Crimea when the British destroyer HMS Defender intentionally crossed into the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and was shooed away by Russian coast guard vessels and fighter jets has received a modicum of coverage in Western Europe, much more coverage in the U.K., itself, where the fissures within Boris Johnson’s cabinet in advance of the adventure came to light, exposing the remarkable fact that the go/no-go dispute between the Defense and the Foreign Ministry was settled by decision of the Prime Minister himself.

Jun 29 06:32

Will the Russians Sink a British Ship the Next Time Around?

To begin, let’s recap what just happened in the Crimean waters. First, the HMS Defender deliberately entered the Russian waters under the pretext that the Brits don’t recognize what they call the “annexation” of Crimea. The Brits deny it, but after seeing 4 bombs explode ahead of the HMS Defender, they altered their course as the Russians demanded.

Next, before looking into this deeper, let’s also keep in mind the following fact: the entire Black Sea is a de facto “Russian lake” meaning that Russia has the full military control of the Black Sea. For those alternatively gifted, let me explain what this means:

Jun 28 18:09

Students at two London universities are warned they need 'explicit verbal consent' before hugging or patting anyone on the back inside their union under strict 'safe space' policies

Students at two London universities must obtain 'explicit verbal consent' before touching anyone inside their student union or risk being barred under safe space rules, MailOnline can today reveal.

The directives at Goldsmiths and SOAS mean that students wanting to hug their friends or pat them on the back to say well done must ask in advance before doing so or risk being turfed out by security staff.

Both student unions have bars at their headquarters and regularly run party nights, where the requirement to ask permission before touching anyone would also apply in a bid to uphold 'physical and emotional boundaries'.

Jun 28 11:40

Behavioural Warfare and Covid-19: Why are Psychologists Advising the Government?

By Insight History

There is a war on for your mind, as behavioural scientists increasingly shape the narrative that you hear and see. This is especially true in regards to Covid-19. As a UK government document from March of last year stated, “many issues around the coronavirus response relate to behaviour.”

This is why the UK government has an entire team of behavioural scientists who work to improve public compliance with scientific dictates in relation to Covid-19. It is called the Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B), with a similar group formed during the co-called swine flu pandemic of 2009/10 and the Ebola crisis of 2014...

Jun 28 08:14

Mother-of-three, 47, dies after AstraZeneca Covid jab caused blood clots on her brain which led to a stroke

Lucy Taberer, 47, fell seriously ill after getting the jab and developed blood clots in her brain which caused a stroke.

Her heartbroken fiance, Mark Tomlin, from Aylestone in Leicester, has since spoken about the devastating impact her death has had on the family including the couple's five-year-old son Orson.

He said Lucy, a playgroup leader, initially experienced mild side effects in the days after she was vaccinated at the Peepul Centre in Belgrave on March 19.

But her condition gradually worsened, causing her to be rushed into hospital. Despite best efforts by medics to save her, she died 22 days after being vaccinated.

A post-mortem found the mother, who had no known health issues, had suffered from cerebral venous sinus thrombosis - a rare and deadly type of brain clot.

Jun 28 07:16

Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets in London to Protest And Fight for Their Children

Massive crowds took to the streets of London today to protest against COVID tyranny.

Video footage from the air and on the ground show massive crowds.

Jun 28 06:59

UK High Tax on Meat and Dairy Products Coming - Mass Food Shortages, Food Riots

Jun 28 06:40

British MoD Documents “Found at Bus Stop” Are Disinformation

This is garbage. The green and red lines were not HMS Defender’s only choices of getting to Georgia. The ship could have easily taken the short, green route, but simply stayed 12 nautical miles from Crimea instead of the 10 miles it opted for. You can easily do the green route without running afoul of the Russians. The red route with the gigantic detour is bizarre alright, but also has no connection to reality and is simply tacked on to make the alternative look like the more practical and reasonable option by comparison.

The regime media knows what to say:

A series of slides prepared at PJHQ shows two routeing options, one described as “a safe and professional direct transit from Odessa to Batumi”, including a short stretch through a “Traffic Separation Scheme” (TSS) close to the south-west tip of Crimea.

This route, one slide concluded, would “provide an opportunity to engage with the Ukrainian government… in what the UK recognises as Ukrainian territorial waters.”

Jun 28 05:59

England Releases a Report Revealing 62% of Alleged COVID Deaths Are People Who’ve Been Vaccinated

The unvaccinated make for 58% of the cases but 37% of the deaths, however, this is a function of the unvaccinated being on average younger than the vaccinated. Among the over 50s the unvaccinated make for 10 percent of the cases, but 38 percent of the deaths. This would imply the vaccine offers some protection against a COVID death but not at the claimed 90+ percent efficacy.

The fully vaccinated with two doses make up for 44 percent of the cases among the over 50s, but 46 percent of such deaths. This would imply a single dose offers better protection than two doses but is in fact again a function of age — the older an individual is, the likelier they are to be fully vaccinated. Thus in fact age, rather than vaccination status, remains the biggest risk factor by far.

Jun 28 05:29

Uk food Shortages coming

Jun 27 11:20

The silence from BBC News, Sky News, & GB News is deafening after hundreds of thousands of people marched for your Freedom on June 26th

People who have never protested in their lives were compelled to attend the march for freedom, and it doesn’t matter what they believe, they were all there united for one thing – your freedom. Because they can see the lies and suffering that has been lumbered on the British people over the past 15 months.

The complete lack of mainstream reporting on the largest protest the UK has ever seen says it all. As does the lies and smear attempts by those that did mention the event. It proves that you cannot trust a thing the mainstream media has to say, they are clearly in the pockets of the authorities and will only report on what fits the agenda of the day. To report that up to one million people were marching through London for your freedom and against the medical tyranny that has infested the UK would have woken far too many sleeping lions from their slumber.

BBC News, Sky news, and GB News should hang their heads in shame.

Jun 27 11:16

MP Says ‘Important People’ Shouldn’t Need to Quarantine Under COVID Rules

One rule for them...

A Conservative MP inadvertently provided an insight into the hypocrisy of lockdown when he said that “people who are important” shouldn’t have to follow the same COVID-19 quarantine rules as the rest of the population.

MP John Whittingdale was speaking about special measures that allow UEFA officials and multi-millionaire football players to enter the UK to take part in the Euro 2020 final on July 11.

While ordinary Brits cannot even go on holiday to most destinations and have to quarantine on return, the government has changed the rules to enable VIPs with a “Euro 2020 invite” to avoid having to self-isolate or quarantine when they arrive in the country.

Jun 27 00:13

Sajid Javid to replace Matt Hancock as new Health Secretary

Sajid Javid was appointed as Health Secretary on Saturday night after Matt Hancock quit his role having breached social distancing rules.

Flashback - Sajid Javid: Why has the ex-chancellor been allowed to work for JP Morgan?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53821907

Sajid Javid resigned as chancellor back in February 2020 after being told to sack his advisers. Six months later he has taken up a job with US bank JP Morgan on an undisclosed salary and will sit on their advisory council for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Jun 26 19:47

HUGE anti-lockdown protest hits London, as city braces for weekend of demonstrations (VIDEO)

Thousands of protesters are marching through London demanding an end to lockdown restrictions. The weekend will be a busy one for the city’s police, with climate change and anti-austerity protests also taking place.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent decision to push back the UK’s reopening until later next month was an unpopular one, and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of London on Saturday to show their discontent. Starting out from Hyde Park, throngs of people marched through the centre of the British capital, demanding an end to coronavirus-related restrictions.

Estimating crowd sizes is an inexact science, but attendance easily reached the thousands, if not tens of thousands. Some estimates put attendance into six figures.

"They're all right wing Neo-nazi racist conspiracy theorists!" - Official Drowning Street souce

Jun 26 12:13

UK regulator reports increase in period problems after coronavirus vaccination

For women, a change in their period isn’t listed as a side effect of vaccinations. But recent figures from the U.K.’s drug regulator reveal that nearly 4,000 women have reported having problems with their period after being vaccinated.

The report, obtained by The Sunday Times, showed the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) received 2,734 reports of menstrual cycle changes after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine. In addition, the agency received 1,158 reports related to the Pfizer vaccine and 66 reports related to the Moderna vaccine. Most reports were from women aged 30 to 49 and were compiled up to May 17.

According to the agency, actual figures may potentially be higher. Given the condition isn’t included as a potential side effect, many women may have period problems — including cycle changes and heavier-than-usual bleeding — that are unreported.

Jun 26 11:57

Whilst you’ve been distracted by Hancock’s affair, PHE released a report revealing 62% of alleged Covid deaths are people who’ve been vaccinated

PHE have compiled a helpful table which shows the number of alleged confirmed Delta variant cases in the UK alongside the number of alleged deaths due to the variant. The table shows that since the 1st February 2021 up to the 21st June 2021 there have been 9,571 alleged confirmed cases of the Delta variant in people over the age of 50. Of these 8,025 had been confirmed in the past 28 days alone.

But the data shows that people over the age of 50 who are unvaccinated account for just 10% of the alleged confirm Covid cases, whilst those who are fully vaccinated account for 37% of the alleged confirmed cases. A further 40% of the alleged cases are people who had received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at least 21 days prior to their alleged confirmed Covid-19 infection.

Jun 26 06:18

UK LOCKDOWN ARCHITECT APOLOGIZES FOR BREAKING COVID RULES OVER AFFAIR WITH AIDE, WON’T RESIGN

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “very sorry” after pictures of him kissing and embracing his top aide, a friend hired last year, were splashed on the front page of the Sun newspaper. However, he has said he will not resign.

Jun 25 10:34

‘Hands, face, space’: Brits troll health secretary for not following own guidance over reports of sneaky affair with aide

The British health secretary has been caught red-handed after photos of him snogging an aide in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, with no respect for his own social distancing rules, go viral.

In a story on Friday morning, Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s month of woe was compounded when The Sun published images taken from a CCTV camera of the minister snogging aide Gina Coladangelo.

The images, reportedly from May, show Hancock getting up close and personal with Coladangelo; his hands can be seen holding her backside as they make out in what is supposedly the Department of Health’s London HQ during office hours.

Jun 25 09:59

British PM Boris Johnson personally ordered warship into Crimean waters, ignoring warnings of his foreign secretary - media report

The British government signed off on a plan to sail a battleship through disputed waters off the coast of Crimea, over the objections of its foreign policy chief, according to bombshell new claims in London's Telegraph newspaper.

In a report released on Thursday night, the outlet – known to be close to Prime Minister Boris Johnson – alleged that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had "raised concerns" about the mission, proposed by defense chiefs, in advance. He was reportedly worried that the move could hand a potential victory to Moscow.

The account of events claims that Johnson was ultimately called in to settle the dispute. The Type-45 destroyer HMS Defender was given its orders on Monday, ahead of a clash with the Russian navy and air force two days later.

Jun 25 09:28

UK Lockdown Architect Apologizes For Breaking COVID Rules Over Affair With Aide, Won't Resign

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "very sorry" after pictures of him kissing and embracing his top aide, a friend hired last year, were splashed on the front page of the Sun newspaper. However, he has said he will not resign.

As Summit News' Paul Joseph Watson detailed earlier,yet another architect of the UK’s lockdown has been caught violating it as photos revealed Health Secretary Matt Hancock passionately kissing his mistress at a time when Brits were being told they shouldn’t even shake hands.

Jun 25 09:20

11 days of HELL at £2,400 quarantine hotel: Couple claim they were forced to eat 'cold, wet and difficult to digest' food while stuck in stuffy room with LOCKED windows for nearly 23 HOURS a day

A woman has revealed the conditions she and her husband experienced at a quarantine hotel in London following their return from the United Arab Emirates - claiming the 'shocking' food caused her 'serious distress'.

Tracey Smith, from Grimsby, repatriated to Dubai, a 'red-list' country, in February of this year to join her husband, Jim, who has lived there for the past two years.

However she flew back to the UK on May 11 as her home was due to be sold and checked in at the Courtyard by Marriott London City Airport for 11 nights under imposed quarantine conditions, at the price of £1,750.

In addition to the £1,750 fee Mrs Smith had to pay an extra £650 for her husband Jim, to stay at the hotel with her - bringing the total cost to £2,400.

Jun 25 09:15

Pupils are using FRUIT JUICE to get false positive Covid test results as schools issue warning to parents to be 'vigilant'

Pupils have been using fruit juice to get false positive Covid-19 test results as schools warn parents to be 'vigilant'.

When droplets of orange juice or fizzy drinks like coca-cola are placed on a lateral flow test it can produce a positive result because the acidity of the drink destroys the antibody proteins in the test.

And although it does not work every time, viral videos on Tik Tok and Instagram have been encouraging children across the UK to try the trick to get out of going to school.

One video seen by MailOnline was captioned 'fed up of going to school? Want to get a positive covid test? Use orange juice'.

Jun 25 08:21

Crimes against Humanity – UK Government release 21st report on Adverse Reactions to the Covid Vaccines

The MHRA Yellow Card scheme has been collecting reports on adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccines since the 9th December 2020, the day after the Pfizer jab was first administered in the UK under the emergency use authorisation it has been granted by the MHRA.

Since that date up until the 16th June 2021 there have been 973,435 adverse reactions including 1,356 deaths reported to the Yellow Card scheme. This number of adverse reactions alone means that for every 74 jabs that have been administered in the United Kingdom an adverse reaction has been suffered.

However, these numbers do not tell the whole story as an extraordinary amount of people are not even aware of the existence of the Yellow Card scheme, and the MHRA estimates that only 1% – 10% of adverse reactions are actually reported. This means the actual number of adverse reactions could be anywhere between 9.7 million and 97 million, whilst the number of deaths could be anywhere between 13.5 thousand and 135 thousand.

Jun 25 04:28

Russia Says British Destroyer’s Action a Provocation, Violation of International Law

The Kremlin voiced regret (the word of the Russian government news agency TASS) over yesterday’s incident – that should be Incident – with the British guided-missile destroyer HMS Defender targeting its missiles at Crimea while in Russian territorial waters. One might try to imagine which word or words the White House and State Department – make that the Defense Department – would have employed under analogous conditions (a similar event off the coast of Florida, say) in lieu of regret.

The British warship, some 1,700 miles from home, is one of three from NATO nations in the Black Sea currently – the destroyer USS Laboon and the Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen being the others – with a veritable armada ready to descend on the Black Sea on June 28 for the U.S.- and Ukraine-led 32-nation Sea Breeze exercise. Russia also regrets the upcoming naval maneuvers, stating they could give rise to “the risk of unintentional incidents.” A person might wonder how unintentional they would be.

Jun 24 22:03

Now for the not so good holiday news: Flight prices TRIPLE within hours of Grant Shapps putting 16 new countries including Balearics and Malta on the UK green list and saying double-jabbed amber travellers won't need to quarantine on their return

Flight prices to popular holiday destinations have tripled within hours of the government announcing its updated green list.

The cost of heading to Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Malta surged by up to 200 per cent after they were added to the quarantine-free areas.

Tickets for a return flight to Ibiza on July 3 and July 10 leaped from £149 to £314 while journeys on the same days to Majorca leaped from £153 to £478.

The soaring prices came just hours after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced via Twitter which countries had made the cut for the green list.

He said the Balearic islands - Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca - along with Madeira, Grenada, Barbados, and Bermuda have all been downgraded from amber to green.

It means holidaymakers will be able to return from these countries without being forced into quarantine for 10 days when arriving back in the UK.

Jun 24 22:02

Fury grows over football crowds as parents miss out on sports day: Ministers face backlash over plan to spare quarantine for thousands of football chiefs so they can attend Euro 2020 games at Wembley

A Tory backlash is growing against the plans to spare quarantine for thousands of football bigwigs so they can attend Euro 2020 games at Wembley.

Conservative MPs said it was ‘ridiculous’ that VIPs would be allowed to fly to the UK without isolating at the same time as parents are banned from watching school sports days.

As anger grew over the special treatment being arranged for up to 2,500 chiefs from Uefa and Fifa as well as big business sponsors, even a minister admitted some Covid rules looked inconsistent.

Jun 24 19:31

[Video] NHS NURSE WALKS OUT AND SPEAKS OUT

Jun 24 14:22

Russia releases VIDEO of British warship’s incursion into waters near Crimea, clearly contradicting London’s version of events

Russia has released a video showing a coast guard vessel warning the HMS Defender that it was violating its state border and firing warning shots at the British warship, challenging London’s assertions about Wednesday's encounter.

The short clip, released on Thursday by Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB), shows the confrontation between a patrol ship and the ironically named Royal Navy destroyer that sailed past Cape Fiolent, near the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Wednesday.

“If you don’t change course to starboard, I will fire,” the coast guard vessel officer radioes the British destroyer, warning the warship it was about to violate Russian territorial waters.

Jun 24 09:45

'And we've only just begun': Andrew Neil celebrates as his weeknight show on GB News attracts 92,000 viewers - 26% more than BBC News channel and three times audience of Sky

And last night Neil's flagship 8pm interview show brought in 92,500 viewers - while competing with huge European football matches.

Audience data shows the former This Week presenter scored three times higher than Sky News at the same time, and 24,000 more than BBC News.

Jun 24 08:07

Moscow Warns of Dire Consequences in Event of Provocations Similar to HMS Defender Incident

On 23 June, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet together with border forces of the Federal Security Service (FSB) expelled the UK destroyer Defender which had entered into Russian territorial waters. The Russian forces had fired warning shots.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has warned that anyone who carries out provocations similar to the UK HMS Defender incident, that occurred on 23 June, would face dire consequences, according to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Ryabkov also told reporters that the security of Russia comes first, adding that the country can appeal to common sense and call on other countries to respect international law, but if such a stance does not help, Russia can use its armed forces to defend its borders.

"If our [Western] colleagues do not understand, we can bomb not only the course, but also the targets", he added.

Jun 24 07:02

British Destroyer PURPOSEFULLY Crossed Into Crimea’s Territorial Waters, Russia Says Dropped “Warning Bombs”

Unclear if warning shots were actually fired, and “warning bombs dropped”. There is no footage for the bombs. Firing can be heard but the official British story is that the Russians were conducting gunnery exercises nearby. In any case that’s not the important thing. The important thing is that the British Navy intentionally sailed into Crimea’s territorial waters disputing Russia’s claim to the peninsula with a military asset.

Jun 24 07:01

BBC journalist on British ship HMS Defender says vessel made ‘deliberate’ move in passing through Russian waters 'to make a point'

A BBC journalist on board the British ship HMS Defender has revealed that the destroyer made a “deliberate” move in passing through Russian territorial waters “to make a point,” despite receiving warnings from the coast guard.

The state broadcaster’s defense correspondent, Jonathan Beale, also noted that the ship’s crew heard shots, but they were believed to be “out of range.”

In an audio report, Beale revealed that the ship purposely moved into the waters near Crimea, within 12 miles (19km) of the coast, through what the British called a “recognised international shipping lane.” The transit through Russian waters took over an hour, the correspondent said.

“[The Russian Coast Guard] have warned the ship not to go into Crimean territorial waters, claiming that they are Russian waters,” Beale said, noting that Britain does not recognise the peninsula as Russian, but Ukrainian.

Jun 24 07:00

Russia summons British defense attaché over Black Sea provocation

Russia summons British defense attaché over Black Sea provocation
Moscow calls on U.S., NATO to cancel Sea Breeze military exercise

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that one of its nation’s border guard ships fired warning shots at, while a Su-24M bomber performed preventive bombing near, a British warship, the destroyer HMS Defender, in the Black Sea today.

The Defense Ministry issued this statement: “At 11:52 on June 23 this year, the UK Navy’s guided missile destroyer Defender operating in the northwestern part of the Black Sea crossed the state border of the Russian Federation and moved 3 km into the territorial sea near Cape Fiolent [in Crimea].”

Jun 24 06:20

These Uppity Brits Need A Slap-like Lesson

The Brits were getting a bit uppity today so the Russians responded by opening fire:

A Russian patrol ship and fighter jet have fired warning shots after the British destroyer HMS Defender violated the country’s border in the Black Sea. The UK embassy's defense attaché has been summoned by officials in Moscow.
According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the British naval ship entered the country's territorial waters at 11:52am local time and traveled 3km inside the frontier, near Cape Fiolent, in Crimea. The peninsula is not recognized by the United Kingdom as Russian land and London believes it to be illegally occupied Ukrainian territory.

“At 12:06 and 12:08, a border patrol ship fired warning shots,” the Defense Ministry said. “(And) at 12:19, a Su-24m aircraft performed a warning bombing (4 OFAB-250) ahead of the course of the USS Defender.”

Four minutes later, at 12:23, the destroyer left Russian territory.

The Brits denied that any shots were fired at(!) them:

Jun 24 05:57

Ukrainian, British and U.S. commandos conduct joint training session on military destroyer Defender

Special Operations Forces of Ukraine, Great Britain and the United States have conducted a joint training session on the British destroyer Defender of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday.

"The combined boarding group of special operations (from the Ukrainian side - 73rd Naval Special Operations Center named after commander of Cossack camp Anton Holovaty) conducted a joint training, where they worked out boarding operations on the British destroyer Defender," the message says.

It notes that boarding actions consist in the seizure of a ship unexpected for the enemy. Also, boarding actions are used to free ships from pirates.

Jun 24 05:57

U.S., British, Ukrainian special forces held drill on British destroyer that triggered today’s incident in Black Sea

Interfax-Ukraine reports today that U.S., British and Ukrainian special operation forces conducted a training exercise abroad the HMS Defender, the guided-missile destroyer involved in today’s incident off the coast of Crimea that has given rise to a major contretemps and may well have triggered an armed incident between the vessel and the Russian air force and border guard.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry: “This event has once again proved that the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are capable of performing tasks on a par with their colleagues from NATO.”

Jun 24 05:35

London this Saturday, June 26th – the national march for freedom and non-cooperation with fascism. For all our sakes and especially the children the tyranny must end and it won’t end unless WE end it

Jun 23 23:12

Massive testing drive in Scotland to blame for UK hitting ANOTHER four-month infection high with cases soaring to 16,135, deaths doubling in a week to 19 and hospitalisations rising by a fifth

Take a look at this video...

Here's a thought experiment based on flawed government logic.

Let's assume the PCR test is 100% accurate. If this is the case then it is clear that very few people are dying from the "Delta variant". If we also assume that lockdowns are 100% effective at preventing people spreading the virus then it is clear that isolation is the wrong approach. We should all be out hugging our neighbors while it's summer and we're full of vitamin D. This would mean that most people will catch the virus when immunity is at its peak and few will be affected, thus when the flu season hits most people will be immune to the "Delta variant".

The isolation mindset is guaranteed to kill more people in the flu season because viruses don't just disappear into the ether.

Just a thought...

Jun 23 07:54

400,000 EU citizens living in the UK given 28-day warning to apply for post-Brexit right to remain

The UK Home Office has announced that EU citizens who fail to apply under the settlement scheme will be given a 28-day warning by immigration enforcement officials, with 400,000 cases still outstanding a week before the deadline.

Speaking on Wednesday, Britain’s immigration minister, Kevin Foster, said that individuals who fail to apple for settled status by the June 30 deadline will not immediately lose their rights, which are protected by law.

Instead, immigration officials will begin to issue 28-day warnings to those who are eligible for the scheme, advising them to submit their application, which gives them security of residence, travel, employment, and access to the healthcare and benefits system.

Jun 23 07:42

Head of BBC’s Children In Need Wants All Children To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine Without Parental Consent

An ex-BBC journalist has stated that all children should receive the Covid-19 vaccine, even without parental consent.

Rosie Millard, a former BBC art correspondent, and current chair of BBC’s charity Children In Need stated in a debate or Good Morning Britain (GMB) that she “can’t wait for all children to get vaccinated.”

Millard, who often takes part in various live debates on TV and radio, said: “I think it’s a public health issue. Children do get Covid, they do suffer. But the fact that children have not been vaccinated at all yet is a massive issue.”

During the debate when the issue of side effects was raised, Millard responded with “There is no evidence that this vaccine, the Pfizer or AstraZeneca, has a detrimental effect.

“We need to return to normalcy. We cannot do that without herd immunity, we cannot do that without everyone being vaccinated. We cannot have a quarter of the population not being vaccinated.”

Jun 23 07:38

Are these the numbers scaring Boris? Study shows 29% of the 42 people who have died after catching the new strain had BOTH vaccinations as cases soar another 40%

Almost a third of the 42 Britons who have so far died from the Indian (Delta) Covid had been double jabbed, a new report has revealed.

With the Prime Minister on the verge of delaying 'Freedom Day' by up to four weeks, new analysis by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that 29 per cent of Covid deaths from the B.1.617.2 strain had received two injections.

And, in a further blow, the PHE report suggests the Delta variant has a 64 per cent increased risk of household transmission compared to the Kent (Alpha) variant.

Jun 23 07:28

Britain makes deal to supply warships & build naval bases for Ukraine as NATO prepares to conduct Black Sea war games with Kiev

Ukraine has announced that it will be expanding its already extensive naval cooperation with Britain, with the two countries signing a joint memorandum on Monday which will see the UK design and construct ships and bases for Kiev.

The announcement comes eight months after Ukraine signed a £1.25 billion ($1.7 billion) deal with the UK for eight Barzan-class fast-attack missile boats, agreed to when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited London.

The agreement also comes a week before the Ukrainian Navy is due to conduct war games with NATO ships in the Black Sea, as part of Exercise Sea Breeze 2021.

Jun 23 07:09

Ukraine And UK To Build Warships, Establish Naval Bases Together

On June 21 in Odesa aboard the HMS DEFENDER missile destroyer of the Royal Navy, Defence Procurement Minister of Great Britain Jeremy Quin and Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk signed “a memorandum on maritime partnership projects between the UK industry consortium and the Ukrainian Navy,” the ministry said.

In particular, the memorandum provides for the joint design and construction of warships in Ukraine and Great Britain, the reconstruction of Ukrainian shipbuilding enterprises and the construction of two bases of the Ukrainian Naval Forces.

The signing ceremony took place aboard one of the most modern ships of the Royal Navy, HMS Defender, and was witnessed by the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, the First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin and the British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons.

Jun 23 05:25

Russian Warship, Jet Fire Warning Shots as British Destroyer Violates Maritime Borders in Black Sea

Earlier in the day, Moscow urged the United States and its NATO allies to stop military operations in the Black Sea region, calling instead for "multilateral efforts" aimed at maintaining stability, and for regional states to resolve problems without unwanted "help" from outside powers.

A Russian warship has fired warning shots after the HMS Defender, a British Royal Navy destroyer, violated Russia's maritime borders in the Black Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced Wednesday.

Along with the naval maneuvers, a Russian Su-24M attack aircraft carried out a mock bombing run against the British warship, according to the ministry.

"At 11:52 am on 23 June, the HMS Defender of the British Royal Navy, operating in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, violated the border and entered three kilometers into Russian territorial waters in the region of Cape Fiolent," the MoD said in a press statement.

Jun 22 19:11

Cricketer Ali leaves opponents in hysterics after he smashes a massive shot through his OWN car windscreen (VIDEO)

Unlucky cricket player Asif Ali experienced the full range of emotions when he smashed a sensational six - only to have his head in hands moments later after the ball smashed through his own car's windscreen.

Ali hit the spectacular shot while playing for club team Illingworth St Mary’s, but any joy he had quickly turned to misery after a loud smash was overheard, with the camera soon revealing that his ball had broken a car windscreen in a nearby carpark – and his anguish was compounded when he realized that the car was in fact his.

Oops :)

Jun 22 18:39

Temporary Body Storage Service - A Tender Notice by WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL

Published
10 Jun 2021

Description

The Authority seeks to procure a framework agreement for temporary body storage in the event of an excess deaths situation for the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, led by Westminster City Council.

The framework agreement will appoint a single provider and will be for a period of 4 years.

This will be a contingency contract, only called upon in the event that an excess deaths situation arises in the future and existing local body storage capacity needs to be augmented.

The over-arching aim of this tender is to provide a single framework supplier that will be able to provide temporary body storage facilities to house deceased in the event of an excess deaths situation.

Jun 22 13:02

Catalytic converter thefts soar due to rocketing value of precious metals they contain

Thefts of catalytic converters have more than doubled in the last year due to the rocketing value of precious metals.

Some police forces have seen them rise by more than 400 per cent, with organised gangs targeting dozens of cars a day.

Between 2019 and 2020, thefts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose by 104 per cent on average, figures from 25 forces obtained by Which? show.

A single converter, which cleans harmful gases before they exit an exhaust pipe, can fetch as much as £400. Rare metals found in catalytic converters are more valuable than gold and can be easily sold on. So a single converter, which cleans harmful gases before they exit an exhaust pipe, can fetch as much as £400.

Cheshire Police’s assistant chief constable Jenny Simms said: ‘We recognise the impact [of this] on victims. Policing and law enforcement agencies will continue to ensure that this low-risk/high-reward crime is targeted and offenders are brought to justice.’

Jun 22 09:49

[Video] Busted

Numerous police sat in numerous vans. No masks.

Jun 22 09:13

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine linked to rare neurological disorder in India, UK 

Eleven people who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine have developed a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome, clinicians in India and England have reported in two separate studies.

While seven cases were reported from a medical centre in Kerala, where about 1.2 million people were administered the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, known as Covishield in India, four were reported from Nottingham, UK, in an area in which approximately 700,000 (7 lakh) people received the jab. All 11 had received the Covid preventive 10-22 days earlier.

In Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system --the network of nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord.

The two studies, published in the journal Annals of Neurology on June 10, describe an unusual variant of GBR characterised by prominent facial weakness.

Jun 22 09:12

Four Brits develop Guillain-Barré syndrome days after Covid jab

Four British men have developed a potentially life-threatening condition just days after having AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine.

The recipients developed Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause paralysis and leave patients in crippling pain.

All four cases were spotted in the Nottingham area, where around 700,000 people have had the British firm's coronavirus jab.

British health chiefs have yet to offer a public breakdown of how many cases of the syndrome have been spotted in vaccine recipients across the entire country.

But a similar link has been spotted in both Australia and India, where AstraZeneca's vaccine is also being dished out. It is also a known rare side effect of flu and HPV jabs.

Jun 22 09:09

Britain's daily Covid cases rise by 37% in a week to 10,633 - as Boris warns of a 'rough winter' ahead, refuses to rule out MORE lockdowns and dashes hopes of overseas summer holidays

Britain's daily coronavirus case have risen by another third in a week, official figures revealed today after Boris Johnson warned more lockdowns could still be on the cards this winter.

Department of Health bosses recorded 10,633 positive tests in the last 24 hours — up 37.3 per cent on last Monday's count — with the national uptick in cases fuelled by the highly-transmissible Indian variant, which MailOnline today confirmed was now dominant in more than 300 areas of England.

Despite cases steadily increasing since mid-May, the number of people dying from the disease has stayed relatively flat, in a key sign the vaccines have broken the link between infections and fatalities. Five victims were added to the official toll today, compared to three last week.

Jun 22 07:54

Nearly 4,000 women report menstrual problems including heavy bleeding and delayed periods after getting their Covid vaccine - but watchdog insists there's no proof jabs are to blame

Nearly 4,000 women have suffered period problems shortly after getting their Covid jab, Britain's vaccines watchdog has confirmed.

The issues, which have typically involved 'heavier than usual' bleeding or a delayed period, have primarily affected women aged between 30 and 49.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it had received 2,734 reports linked to the AstraZeneca jab up to May 17.

Another 1,158 reported menstrual changes after receiving Pfizer's and a further 66 were linked to the recently deployed Moderna jab.

Experts said the number of women suffering from period problems will 'definitely' be higher because many don't take the time to report them through official channels.

The figures, obtained by the Sunday Times, have raised questions about why menstrual changes are not included on the MHRA's list of potential Covid jab side effects.

Jun 22 07:52

If this government is “following the science” why are they ignoring the advice of the WHO who say children should NOT have the Covid Vaccine?

If this government is following the science, then why is the United Kingdom still under restrictions months after those who are most likely to allegedly be affected by Covid-19? The jab hasn’t been proven to stop the spread of Covid-19, so what’s the logic behind vaccinating all age groups before opening up?

If this government is following the science, then why have the MHRA shown no concerns in regards to the fact 86% of children suffered an adverse reaction to the Pfizer vaccine in the trials of 12 – 15 year olds? Just 1,131 children took part in the study, monitored for two months. Seven of these children had severe adverse events associated with the vaccine, one of which was life-threatening.

If the government is following the science, then why are they going against the advice of the World Health Organisation. The very organisation of which Big Tech have censored anything and everything that contradicts what they are saying.

Jun 22 07:50

NHS Chief Says Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Will Be ‘Needed’ For The Next 10 YEARS

According to an NHS chief, people will need to receive annual Covid-19 vaccines for at least 10 years.

Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said he anticipates that Covid-19 vaccines will become a part of everyday life over the coming years.

Jun 21 12:47

Sanctions against Israel, anyone? Hell no. UK Parliament prefers rewarding evil and dismisses the only likely solution to the Holy Land crisis

Stuart Littlewood highlights the ignorance, hypocrisy and thinly-veiled racism voiced by Israel stooges – members of the Zionist lobbies within the ruling Conservative and "opposition" Labour parties – during a recent parliamentary debate about Palestine and Israel.>>

Jun 21 11:10

THE UK GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL DENY MEDICAL CARE TO ANYONE WHO REFUSES TO SUBMIT TO JAB

Jun 21 10:25

Fears lockdown could stay until next SPRING as councils hire £30k Covid marshals to work until March 2022

FEARS are emerging that Brits could face lockdowns until next spring after a local council hired £30,000-a-year Covid marshals to work until March 2022.

Jun 21 09:51

UK govt gave contract to IT firm that is ‘openly plotting’ to turn vaccine passports into a national ID card, privacy group warns

The British government has been accused of aiming to covertly implement a national ID programme, after it partnered with a company that has advocated turning vaccine passports into a multi-purpose document.

Entrust, an IT firm that bills itself as a “global leader in identities, payments, and data protection,” was awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Social Care last month to work on the UK’s Covid-19 vaccine certificate system. The company was given £250,000 ($346,000) to provide cloud-computing services for the government’s Covid-status certification scheme, iNews reported. The contract is due to expire in March 2022, but the government has the option of extending it for an additional year.

Jun 21 07:50

BBC bans white people from applying for £18,000 trainee job on Springwatch and The One Show

The BBC has sparked a discrimination row after only allowing people from ethnic minorities to apply for a trainee position.

The broadcaster is advertising a one-year, £17,810 trainee production management assistant role with its Science Unit in Glasgow, but the position is 'only open to black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates'.

Jun 21 07:43

Social Media Networks Now Targeting Young People – Promoting Covid-19 Vaccine

Social media networks are now targeting young people, encouraging them to go and get the Covid-19 vaccine.

This follows the announcement on Wednesday 16th June that Brits aged 21 will now be able to get their jab.

Social media networks such as Snapchat and TikTok have joined the online drive in pushing younger people to get fully vaccinated through filters and other incentives.

Snapchat users will be able to use new NHS stickers and a filter that says “I’ve had my vaccine.”

Jun 21 07:15

UK defense chief hints on talks between PM Johnson and Russian President Putin

British Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace hinted on a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to a report from Britain’s SkyNews television news channel.

"Boris Johnson is clearly open to meet anyone where there is an important step to be made and stepping towards normalizing relations with Russia will obviously and hopefully come, but it comes following certain actions," SkyNews quoted Wallace as saying.

Britain’s military official also said that "we've always got to offer people a path out, a path to improvement and I think that bilateral between [US] President [Joe] Biden and President Putin is a really welcome start."

The summit between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Joe Biden of the United States took place at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16.

Jun 20 19:31

Of course Boris Johnson took a private jet to Cornwall – he doesn’t give a damn what we think anymore

Reporters on the scene were quick to ask if this, really, was the most sustainable way of getting around the UK – could he not, for example, have taken the train?

Jun 20 14:22

JULIA HARTLEY-BREWER: Hypocrisy! Ministers tell me they're not obeying Covid rules in 10 Downing Street

A number of senior sources, including Government Ministers and aides who frequent No 10, have confirmed to me that lockdown rules are flagrantly ignored every day in Downing Street.

While millions of families have been kept apart by Covid restrictions, while thousands of businesses have been destroyed by social distancing requirements, and while the entire population – even children at school – have been forced to wear masks, those working at the heart of our Government have arrogantly flouted their own rules.

Cabinet Ministers, political advisers and officials working in No 10 have not worn masks or obeyed social distancing since early last summer, numerous sources have confirmed.

Many Ministers are very uneasy about this 'do as I say, not as I do' attitude.

The fact is that political staff and civil servants mingle freely in the maze of rooms in Downing Street, where the two metre and one metre rules have, I believe, never been enforced.

Jun 19 09:34

‘Every step we take’ could be monitored and analysed if facial recognition tech isn’t reined in, UK data watchdog warns

The head of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raised alarm over the potential abuses of facial recognition software, after several investigations found that the technology was not being properly deployed.

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham noted in a blog post published on Friday that facial recognition technology can be harnessed to make our lives more efficient and secure, but said there was a clear danger that it could be misused.

Live facial recognition (LFR) technology capable of scanning people’s faces in real time as they walk down the street or enter a shop can be used “inappropriately, excessively or even recklessly,” the head of the UK data watchdog said, noting that there could be “significant” consequences if sensitive personal data were collected on a mass scale without people even knowing they were being monitored.

Jun 19 09:24

How can the UK Gov. make these mandatory? – 20th update on Adverse Reactions to the Covid Vaccines shows 949,287 Adverse Reactions & 1,332 Deaths

The UK Government / MHRA have released their 20th update on adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccines just days after announcing new legislation is to be brought in that will make it mandatory for anyone working in a care home to have two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption.

But this does not just include carers. The legislation is also being extended to require anybody who comes into the care home to do other work, such as tradespeople, and hairdressers and beauticians. Can you see where this is going? It this law comes to pass it will not be long before you will be required to be fully vaccinated so you are able to visit your family member in their care home.

Jun 18 14:13

Can’t make this sh*t up : ‘Woke’ university doctors call for new laws to protect animals — from hate speech!

The proposals — published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies — would see cats, dogs, farm animals, even seagulls safeguarded... And the plans ignore the fact animals can’t be offended by words..... Last night Tory MP Nigel Mills branded the idea “utter woke nonsense” and “a complete waste of time”.

Jun 18 08:25

London Stands Up 14 06 21

Jun 18 07:35

BBC Producing ClimateGate Drama Depicting Disgraced Scientists as Victims of Hacking

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has revealed plans to make a dramatic film about the 2009 ClimateGate e-mail scandal involving scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Titled The Trick — a reference to one of the infamous e-mails uncovered in the scandal — the drama would appear to be portraying the scientists as victims of a cyberattack rather than the charlatans that some of the e-mails showed them to be.

The BBC clearly foretold the drama’s intentions, writing, “Professor Jones became the victim of cyber terrorism with stolen emails used by human-induced climate change deniers to promote their view of global warming ahead of an international conference.”

Jun 17 09:55

Pyser Testing “Four More Weeks to, Er…” – The Weakest Excuse for a Lockdown Yet

Yesterday the Prime Minister and his scientific flunkies Chris Witless and Patrick Unbalanced unveiled the Government’s latest excuse to keep the restrictions going. “The objective of this short delay,” said the Prime Minister, “is to use these crucial weeks to save thousands of lives, of lives that would otherwise be lost… by vaccinating millions more people as fast as we can.”

Sir Patrick elaborated on three benefits to the delay:

1 - Some protection for over-18s as they will have been offered one vaccine by July 19th.
2 - More protection for over-40s as more of them will have had both their vaccine doses.
3 - Reopening will be near to the school holidays when no mixing in schools will take place.

What none of the three explained was why these benefits justified four more weeks of restrictions, which hospitality leaders have said will mean a £3 billion loss to the industry during what should be one of its busiest trading periods.

Jun 17 09:46

Report: Perspex Screens Installed to Stop COVID May Have Actually Increased Its Spread

A leaked Whitehall document seen by Politico suggests that perspex screens installed to stop the transmission of COVID-19 may actually have increased its spread.

Businesses and schools were told by the government to install the screens as a condition of re-opening after the first lockdown and they were widely used by ‘essential’ shops throughout the entire period.

Politico’s Alex Wickham writes that the perspex screens could be about to be scrapped given new information the government has received on their efficacy.

“Ministers are also being advised that those perspex screens that have appeared in some offices and restaurants are unlikely to have any benefit in terms of preventing transmission,” states the report.

“Problems include them not being positioned correctly, with the possibility that they actually increase the risk of transmission by blocking airflow. Therefore there is clear guidance to ministers that these perspex screens should be scrapped.”

Jun 17 05:33

Staff at University of Manchester demand end to Tel Aviv University ties

More than 200 members of staff and researchers at the University of Manchester are calling on the institution to cut its ties with Tel Aviv University in the wake of Israel’s recent bombing campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip.

An open letter addressed to the university’s vice-chancellor Dame Nancy Rothwell said the Israeli university was “deeply implicated” in the May bombardment, which killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children.

The authors of the letter, signed by 224 people as of Wednesday, said the University of Manchester’s continued relationship with Tel Aviv University is in violation of its commitment to oppose racist violence and oppression.

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