Apr 22 06:38

Boris Johnson’s new spy-law proposals reveal an unsustainable Western double standard in how dissent is treated at home and abroad

The PM's proposals for a US-style Foreign Agents Registration Act and strengthening of powers under the Official Secrets Act claim to be about protecting against ‘foreign interference’, but really only stifle freedoms in Britain.

Boris Johnson is set to announce a raft of legislative proposals aimed at curtailing activities of foreign agents in Britain at the forthcoming Queen’s Speech on May 11.

Within the draft bill is a requirement for any individual working on behalf of a foreign government to register with British authorities or face criminal prosecution. This appears to be modelled after the foreign agent registry the United States brought in using the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The proposals also include an expansion of the Official Secrets Act to allow foreign cyberattackers targeting the UK to be prosecuted and a significant widening of what type of intelligence theft is punishable under law.

Apr 22 05:37

UK hosts head of Ukrainian armed forces as tensions mount on Russia-Ukraine border

As tensions continue to mount on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the UK has undertaken yet another escalatory step by hosting the head of the Ukrainian armed forces.

The commander in chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, General Ruslan Khomchak, arrived in the UK today (April 20) where he was met by Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir Nick Carter.

The Ministry of Defense tweeted that the UK remains “firmly committed” to Ukrainian "independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity"

Today Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter welcomed his Ukrainian counterpart to @DefenceHQ for the first time for discussions on our ongoing defence cooperation.

The UK remains firmly committed to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

— Ministry of Defence ???????? (@DefenceHQ) April 20, 2021

Apr 22 05:31

The cost to YOU of Boris's green dream: To meet 80pc reduction on carbon emissions by 2035 we'll have to spend £10,000 upgrading our homes, drink three TEASPOONS of milk a day, eat meat just twice a week and barely fly once a year

Boris Johnson's plans to slash the UK's greenhouse emissions by nearly four-fifths in a decade sparked criticism today, as the PM was accused of 'shameless virtue signalling' and pursuing unreachable targets that would put the UK's economic recovery at risk.

The Prime Minister has described the target to reduce emissions by 78% on 1990 levels by 2035, which will be set in law under the Government's sixth carbon budget, as the most ambitious in the world.

It has been announced on the eve of a major US summit on Thursday where President Joe Biden is expected to set out a new US target for reducing emissions.

Apr 22 05:31

Brits Push Russia War

The United States backed off sending two warships to the Black Sea last week after Russia warned of a naval showdown. Days later, however, Britain is reportedly stepping in with plans to send warships.

Talk about “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”, the proposed British military intervention is a reckless provocation in a situation that is already spiralling out of control.

Violence is exploding in Ukraine’s seven-year civil war between the NATO-backed Kiev regime and ethnic Russians in the eastern Donbas region; Russia has mobilized its army for defence drills, and the US and European Union are expelling Russian diplomats, and vice versa.

Then the British announce they are sending warships to the Black Sea in the coming weeks to “defend” Ukraine against alleged Russian aggression, according to media reports.

Apr 21 09:32

Moment woman, 69, screams 'you're breaking my arm' as police arrest her for posting anti-lockdown stickers around a town centre

Footage shows pensioner Janie Bailey refusing to give her personal details to an officer after she allegedly caused criminal damage by posting 'anti-coronavirus literature' in Wythenshaw, Greater Manchester.

A second video posted to YouTube shows the retired receptionist screaming as police appear to pin her by her arms to a bench in the town.

She is heard repeatedly shrieking: 'You're breaking my arm, you're breaking my arm' as shocked passersby stop to film the arrest and shout at the officers.

Apr 21 06:30

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans unleash powerful blasts of energy at a rate high enough to power an entire CONTINENT, study finds

  • Researchers made a mathematical model to understand underwater eruptions
  • Found they spew out vast ash clouds which drive megaplumes of hot air
  • They are powered by huge amounts of energy equivalent to the US's energy use

Underwater volcanoes produce so much energy they would be able to power an entire continent, a study has found.

Submarine volcanoes litter the world's seabeds, but the eruptions were thought to be less exciting than the terrestrial explosions with slow-moving lava and no ash clouds.

However, new research found underwater eruptions do produce ash clouds which in turn drives megaplumes of hot water that spread upwards and then outwards.

Pictured, the underwater West Mato Volcano erupting in 2009. Researchers found they can release equivalent energy to that of the US's energy use

Apr 21 05:00

UK Refuses To Accelerate Re-Opening Despite COVID Deaths Dropping Below Road Accident Fatalities

Despite new figures showing the daily number of COVID-19 deaths in the UK dropping below those from road accidents, the government is still refusing to accelerate the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

The average number of daily deaths now stands at 25 a day with COVID cases dropping 94 per cent from the peak.

On Monday, the UK recorded just four total deaths.

“By comparison, the UK records an average of around five deaths from road accidents daily,” reports the Telegraph.

The government has continually insisted it will prioritize “data not dates” in deciding when the measures should be relaxed, although that argument seems to immediately dissipate when the data favors re-opening quicker.

“We’ve been told regularly, that we are following the data, not the dates, but sadly, it seems to be the other way around,” said Conservative MP Pauline Latham.

Apr 21 04:59

'BritCoin' - UK Considers New Central Bank Digital Currency, What Happens To Cash?

Central bank digital currencies are coming and likely sooner than most expect.

Future Proofing?!

About a year ago the Bank of England released a paper on the Opportunities, Challenges, and Design of Central Bank Digital Currencies.

Today, the Financial Times reports UK Considers Creating Central Bank Digital Currency.

The Financial Times commented the "Aim would be to future proof sterling against cryptocurrencies and improve the payments system"

The idea that one can future proof fiat currencies against anything is of course ludicrous.

Apr 21 04:19

A PILL to kill third wave: Boris Johnson launches 'ambitious' new 'antivirals taskforce' so Britons can take tablets for Covid at home 'by autumn'

People in the UK could be offered pills to treat Covid at home from autumn this year thanks to a new antivirals taskforce being set up by No10.

Boris Johnson today said he will assemble a team of scientists to find ways for people to recover from the virus without going into hospital because the UK must 'learn to live with this disease, as we live with other diseases'.

No drugs have been decided on but the government is already in talks with pharmaceutical firms about 'promising' antiviral treatments being developed, and officials are keen to get new drugs that aren't already used.

Apr 21 04:18

Girl gang knife fight leaves teen, 15, with stab wounds as violence erupts at ‘Weed Day’ gathering in London’s Hyde Park

A girl gang knife fight has left a 15-year-old girl with stab wounds after violence erupted at the 4/20 'Weed Day' gathering in London's Hyde Park.

Officers who were on patrol in the park overseeing the illegal gathering were alerted to a fight which had broken out around 6.10pm.

After breaking up the scuffle and dispersing those involved they discovered a 15-year-old girl had been stabbed in the leg.

Apr 21 04:06

Delingpole: Why Stop at Starmer? Pubs Should Bar All MPs Forever…

UK Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer’s disastrous encounter with publican Rod Humphris – now a viral internet sensation – is a textbook case of how not to win friends and influence voters on the political campaign trail.

Step One: On encountering an impassioned voter completely ignore his concerns, even when he tells you that up till now he has been a lifelong supporter of your party.

Step Two: Just to make sure that everyone knows how little you care for utter nobodies like this silly man with his inconvenient views, get your campaign staff to film you immediately afterwards delivering an off-the-cuff speechette stressing your contempt and indifference.

Step Three: Step aside and leave the guy to the tender cares of your overzealous security staff…

Apr 20 18:43

Covid capsules to treat coronavirus at home could be ready by autumn, Boris Johnson says

Antivirals are nothing new, they are used to treat many viral infections likes HIV and Hepatitis but sadly very few developed for one virus work for another.

That said, trials have been taking place to see whether any current antivirals can be repurposed and work against Covid.

But so far none have any proven effect.


Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 52 studies

•98% of the 52 studies to date report positive effects (25 statistically significant in isolation). Random effects meta-analysis for early treatment and pooled effects shows an 81% reduction, RR 0.19 [0.09-0.38], and prophylactic use shows 85% improvement, RR 0.15 [0.09-0.25]. Mortality results show 76% lower mortality, RR 0.24 [0.14-0.42] for all treatment delays, and 84% lower, RR 0.16 [0.04-0.63] for early treatment.

•96% of the 27 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) report positive effects, with an estimated 65% improvement...

Apr 20 13:18

Richard Dawkins Stripped Of Top Humanist Award For Using Science To ‘Demean Marginalized Groups’


  • The organization said this is “antithetical to humanist values.”
  • The group did not point to specific statements Dawkins has made, though did refer to the academic’s recent call to “discuss” trans and Black identities.
  • The group said Dawkins’ “subsequent attempts at clarification are inadequate and convey neither sensitivity nor sincerity.”
  • Dawkins received the award in 1996 in recognition of his work as a science communicator, something the group said is an “important aspect of advancing the cause of humanism.”

Dawkins, a respected evolutionary biologist, Oxford academic and best-selling author, is no stranger to controversy, having become one of the most prominent faces of the New Atheist movement. His aggressive and blunt rhetoric has seen him accused of hate speech and led to some instances of no-platforming.

Apr 20 12:18

Care home residents trapped: Rule that insists they must isolate for two weeks after each day out is a 'blatant abuse of their human rights' and borders on cruelty, campaigners warn

Care home residents are being 'trapped in solitary confinement' by cruel rules forcing them to isolate for 14 days if families take them out for a walk in the park, campaigners warned yesterday.

While the rest of society is enjoying the return of basic freedoms, residents are effectively banned from leaving their homes for a stroll or a trip to a cafe with loved ones.

In what was branded a 'blatant human rights abuse', guidance from the Department of Health states that those living in care homes have to self-isolate alone for 14 days if they make a visit outside the home.

The guidelines apply even though almost all have now had both doses of the vaccine, and homes regularly undergo routine testing for Covid-19.

Apr 19 11:11

Calls to ban affordable kitchen feature used by thousands of homeowners renovating their properties increase as tradies fall ill

  • An affordable renovation trend has coincided with rising rates of a deadly illness
  • Tradespeople are contracting silicosis from cutting artificial stone benchtops
  • It is an irreversible lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica dust
  • Many who are diagnosed with the condition are aged in their 20s and 30s
  • Calls to ban the popular marble alternative are growing louder amid health fears

Calls to ban popular artificial stone benchtops are growing louder amid rising rates of a deadly respiratory illness among Australian construction workers.

The benchtops, which have become popular in recent years as an affordable alternative to the marble or granite traditionally used to cover kitchen counter space, are attractive and thousands of dollars cheaper than their natural counterparts

Apr 19 10:25

Scientists launch trial to deliberately re-infect coronavirus survivors - and volunteers could get paid £5,000 for taking part

  • University of Oxford trial to test what level of immune prevents re-infection
  • This will involve exposing people who have had Covid-19 to the virus once again
  • Results could allow for vaccines that produce the golden level of immunity

Scientists have launched a trial to deliberately infect people with coronavirus after they have already had it.

The study will help establish the level of immune protection which stops people being reinfected, which could help to fast-track future vaccines.

Apr 19 07:05

Here We Go Again: Boris Johnson May Announce Bill on Countering 'Hostile States' Like Russia, China

The UK's new foreign policy review dubbed Russia the "most acute threat" to Britain's security in the Euro-Atlantic region. Russia has, in turn, repeatedly rejected allegations of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, stressing that they do not hold water.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use Queen Elizabeth II's speech scheduled for 11 May to announce a bill on countering hostile states, such as Russia and China, The Times reports.

During the speech, which will coincide with the state opening of parliament this year, the Queen is due to set out the government's agenda for the next session and confirm the continuation of a number of bills, including the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill.

Apr 19 06:26

Sunday Times: Britain To Deploy Two Warships to the Black Sea in Show of Force to Russia

The Sunday Times cites a Royal Navy source stating two British warships will enter the Black Sea next month as the newspaper put it, “tensions continue to rise between Ukrainian and Russian forces.” As always with the Western press it is not indicated where and in what manner there have been tensions between Ukrainian and Russian – presumably armed – forces until now.

The account states a Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircraft missiles and an anti-submarine Type 23 frigate are the ships in question. The two ships, unnamed in the report, are currently attached to the Royal Navy carrier task group on its way to the Mediterranean. The Times indicates that Royal Air Force F-35B Lightning stealth jets and Merlin submarine-hunting helicopters will be on stand-by aboard the task group’s flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, “to support the warships in the Black Sea should they be threatened by Russian warships, submarines or aircraft.”

Apr 18 08:35

A School for Spooks: The London University Department Churning Out NATO Spies

A prestigious university located in the heart of London, King’s College has, in its own words, “a number of contracts and agreements with various departments within government, including the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Ministry of Defence.” Some of those contracts are up to 10 years long. The university has so far refused to elaborate on the agreements, telling investigative news outlet Declassified UK that doing so could undermine U.K. security services.

Apr 16 22:09

Covid-19: Vaccine passports 'unethical', church ministers warn

More than 1,200 church ministers in the UK have urged PM Boris Johnson not to introduce coronavirus vaccine certificates, saying they are an "unethical form of coercion".

Apr 16 21:05

Flashback: Boris Johnson - I'll eat my ID card

...but vaccine passports are fine.

Apr 16 19:35

[Video] The Harsh Reality of Vaccine Adverse Effects

Nicola knows all too well that vaccines have dangerous side effects. Her fit, healthy, 58 year old husband had the Oxford vaccine (first jab) and very soon after was very ill. He is now in hospital with suspected Transvers Myelitis, now diagnosed as Guillain-Barre syndrome.

As her husband struggles to breathe and cannot walk, he is isolated without visitors on a neurology ward, with many other vaccine adverse reaction cases. Nicola says people need to be told the harsh reality about the dangerous side effects of vaccines, and asks “Why were we not told?"

This video got UK Column suspended off YouTube for a week.

Apr 16 07:03

Rapid Covid testing in England may be scaled back over false positives

Senior government officials have raised “urgent” concerns about the mass expansion of rapid coronavirus testing, estimating that as few as 2% to 10% of positive results may be accurate in places with low Covid rates, such as London.

Boris Johnson last week urged everyone in England to take two rapid-turnaround tests a week in the biggest expansion of the multibillion-pound testing programme to date.

However, leaked emails seen by the Guardian show that senior officials are now considering scaling back the widespread testing of people without symptoms, due to a growing number of false positives.

In one email, Ben Dyson, an executive director of strategy at the health department and one of health secretary Matt Hancock’s advisers, stressed the “fairly urgent need for decisions” on “the point at which we stop offering asymptomatic testing”.

Apr 16 06:57

Matt Hancock faces fresh 'cronyism' row after it emerges he and his sister own shares in firm that won NHS contracts

Matt Hancock is facing a fresh 'cronyism' row today after it emerged he and his sister have shares in a firm that has won contracts from the NHS.

The Health Secretary declared last month that he had acquired 15 per cent of the shares in Topwood Ltd, which specialises in the secure storage, shredding and scanning of documents.

It was awarded £300,000 of business by NHS Wales this year.

However, the entry on the MPs' register of interests did not mention that his sister Emily Gilruth also has shares and is a director of the firm, or that it has connections to the health service.

Topwood received a place on the Shared Business Services framework as a potential supplier for local NHS trusts in 2019, the year after Mr Hancock took charge at the Department of Health.

Apr 16 05:48

Are there 22 more Greensills? Fears of a lobbying timebomb as it emerges group of business chiefs have access to No10

More than 20 businessmen and women currently occupy the same role which allowed Lex Greensill, the financier at the heart of the David Cameron lobbying row, to gain privileged access to Downing Street, it was revealed last night.

Like Mr Greensill, they are called 'Crown Representatives' – leading figures from the private sector brought into the heart of government to offer their expertise in getting value for money for taxpayers.

They are unpaid, but have access to senior politicians and mandarins, and are free to carry on making a fortune in the private industry while having the status almost of a civil servant, attending key meetings and briefings.

Apr 15 21:39

No Smoke Without Fire Part 3: Vaccine Adverse Reactions

This is horrendous.

A very good point is raised during the analysis - what happens if someone who has not been vaccinated receives a blood transfusion from someone who has?

"Doctor" Gates and all of those who are complicit in getting a needle stuck in every peasants arm better hope they never need a transfusion.

Apr 15 18:42

How 12 times more people are dying from cancer than Covid - as experts warn treatment backlog will become 'collateral damage' of the pandemic

Twelve times as many people are now dying of cancer than from Covid-19.

Figures show that 36 people on average died each day from coronavirus over the past week, down from a peak seven-day average of 1,280 in mid-January.

By comparison, cancer is claiming 450 lives every day, or about 166,000 annually.

Experts say that unless the NHS urgently expands cancer services to deal with a huge backlog, thousands will become 'collateral damage' of the pandemic.

Apr 15 13:14

BBC receives 109,741 complaints over Prince Philip coverage

The BBC has confirmed it received 109,741 complaints from the public over its coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh's death.

The corporation cleared its schedules to cover the news when Prince Philip died on Friday, at the age of 99.

Apr 15 13:13

4.7 million waiting for operations in England

Around 4.7 million people were waiting for routine operations and procedures in England in February - the most since 2007, NHS England figures show.

Nearly 388,000 people were waiting more than a year for non-urgent surgery compared with just 1,600 before the pandemic began.

Apr 15 11:29

Why Did The BBC Send Their Staff to a Course On How to Drink Water?

(Full article posted as it is behind a subscription paywall)

Do you need a class on how to drink water? Do your employees? It must be harder than we imagine, because the UK's British Broadcasting Company (BBC) thought it was a good idea to offer a training course for their employees on how to do it.

The course was one of many that the taxpayer-supported BBC offered in order to support the mental and physical health of their employees. According to The Sun, the company promised attendees that the course would help them "identify the importance of being fully hydrated and find practical ways to achieve this state every day" and that it will also "help understand how being fully hydrated will improve health, well-being and performance.”

About 30 people actually attended this online class — heavy drinkers, I assume — and frankly, if I had the opportunity, I would've loved to have checked it out. Always learning, right?

Apr 15 10:58

Too scared to offend China: Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier 'will avoid the Taiwan Strait on maiden voyage through South China Sea to avoid provoking Beijing'

The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier strike group will take a circuitous route to avoid the Taiwan Strait to prevent offending Beijing in its maiden voyage in May.

The group, which includes the HMS Queen Elizabeth, will instead go through the South China Sea to the east of the island, which China claims as its own, on route to Japan.

The planned route appears to break with long-standing defence policy which would have expected the £3.2 billion battleship to sail through the Taiwan Strait, technically an international waterway.

Apr 15 10:51

The £90m snooper army: Government hires private contractor Mitie to carry out 10,000 home visits every day to check if passengers are in quarantine after flying back to UK from overseas

Priti Patel has stepped up the Government's crackdown on mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals by hiring a firm to carry out up to 10,000 house checks per day.

Private contractor Mitie has been tasked by the Home Office to catch flouters failing to undergo their required period of isolation.

Their extra manpower will dramatically increase the capacity for daily home visits, which at present number about 1,000 and are done by police.

The new contract awarded to outsourcing giant Mitie allows a total spend of up to £90million.

Apr 15 10:35

Farmer sick of fighter jets roaring over her property BILLS the air force $15.3million for 'trespassing' and claims the planes could drop pests and disease

A sheep farmer has failed to convince a court the RAAF owes her $15.3 million for flying fighter jets over her property.

NSW woman Julie Steepe issued a series of invoices in 2020 after the air force didn't comply with her notices for them to 'cease and desist'.

The final notice, issued on July 30, stated the air force had seven days to show what lawful authority it had to 'trespass' on her farm in Bulahdelah, 50km northeast of the RAAF's Williamtown base.

'A breach of the border... will incur a fee of $167,000 plus a further $167,000 for each subsequent breach,' the notice said.

'This being compensation for breaching my lawful right to quiet enjoyment of my property, as well as my lawful right to the alienation of my property from the Crown

Apr 14 23:15

Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'

82% is roughly 4 in 5

If 500,000 people are tested then there will be 100,000 false positives.

If everyone in the UK is tested...

New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

...then there will be the mother of all casedemics.

Apr 14 09:02

More than one in ten Britons told they have Covid through lateral flow tests don't actually have the disease, official figures suggest

Since self-testing kits were put into mass use when schools in England reopened last month, 3,248 positive results have been found to be false by follow-up swab tests.

The controversial kits, which have irked scientists who warn they are less accurate when people swab themselves, are now available for free to all adults with no Covid symptoms.

But somewhere between 10 and 20 per cent of the positive results they give could be wrong, meaning people end up panicked and sent home from school or work unnecessarily.

Apr 14 08:55

Devastated mother demands answers after her son, 20, with muscular dystrophy suffered a seizure and died less than 12 hours after receiving a Pfizer jab

Luke Garrett, 20, suffered a fatal seizure brought on by a sudden spike in his temperature at his Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, home in February, his mother Tricia Garrett, 49, said.

Mr Garrett had muscular dystrophy and had been shielding for around a year so was 'excited' when his turn to get a vaccine meant he could finally 'live his life'.

But he died in the early hours of the morning the day after getting the jab, leaving his family 'devastated' and desperate for answers.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are investigating Mr Garrett's death - but there is no evidence of the jab causing seizures.

Mrs Garrett, 49, described 'foam coming out of his mouth' during his seizure - and told how she gave her dying son CPR as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

Apr 14 08:53

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms

The Health Secretary argued workers have a 'duty of care' to elderly residents because they are most at risk of dying from the virus.

Mr Hancock said industry bosses were united in their calls for a 'no jab, no job' policy, insisting good uptake was 'our route out of this pandemic'.

Apr 14 06:17

UK bill shielding soldiers from war crimes charges challenged in House of Lords

The British government’s attempts to shield its armed forces from prosecution for torture, war crimes and even genocide is facing stiff opposition in the upper house of the country’s parliament.

Its deeply controversial Overseas Operations Bill has enjoyed easy passage in the elected lower house, the Commons, partly because the government enjoys an 80-seat majority, and partly because the opposition Labour party had declined to oppose the measure.

In the unelected House of Lords, however - where the bill has been widely denounced as a dangerous and shameful measure - repeated attempts have been made to amend it to ensure serious crimes committed by the UK’s armed forces can still result in prosecution.

On Tuesday, an amendment moved by George Robertson, a former UK defence secretary and secretary-general of Nato, sought to remove torture, war crimes and genocide from the bill’s provisions, meaning these crimes would still be prosecuted.

Apr 14 05:11

Going Undergroud interview with Alistair Crooke former MI 6 Agent

Apr 13 19:44

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules

An update to England and Wales's contact tracing app has been blocked for breaking the terms of an agreement made with Apple and Google.

The plan had been to ask users to upload logs of venue check-ins - carried out via poster barcode scans - if they tested positive for the virus. This could be used to warn others.

The update had been timed to coincide with the relaxation of lockdown rules.

But the two firms had explicitly banned such a function from the start.

Apr 13 14:31

Now THIS Is Lousy Journalism by the Daily Mail

When it comes to Second Amendment issues, the Daily Mail has a very low bar to clear. Being based in the United Kingdom, it’s understandable if their coverage of the debate over our right to keep and bear arms has a few mistakes. But their coverage of Biden’s latest power grab just shows why loyal readers should point their friends and family to our coverage.

Apr 13 13:04

Britain’s establishment are gaslighting the peasants with plans for a new £190 million Duke of Edinburgh royal yacht

Plans have emerged to commission a £190 million tribute to Prince Philip in the shape of a new royal yacht, funded by the UK taxpayer. But the days of gaudy luxuries built for the royal family have to be consigned to the past.

Britain’s elite are transfixed by class, but are simultaneously utterly classless.

The country is reeling from a shambolic Covid-19 performance by the authorities and bungled Brexit negotiations. Northern Ireland is witnessing scenes reminiscent of The Troubles, as police are firebombed and attacked.

Prince Philip’s death came amid all of this and has further polarised the population. The BBC has received a record number of complaints for its wall-to-wall coverage, to the extent it has had to create a dedicated online portal.

With all this going on, it seems incredible that plans are afoot to commission a new royal yacht in Prince Philip’s name.

Apr 11 19:35

‘Ridiculously over the top’: BBC creates special complaint form as viewers decry ‘too much coverage’ of Prince Philip's death

The BBC has been inundated with a wave of complaints over its marathon coverage of the death of Prince Philip, even setting up a special page for viewers to voice their gripes about the outlet’s “excessive” reporting.

With the Duke of Edinburgh passing at the age of 99 on Friday, the British broadcaster kicked into overdrive, devoting ‘round-the-clock, wall-to-wall coverage to the late royal. But apparently finding the programming too much, viewers flooded the outlet with protests – so many that it created a new public complaint form specifically for that purpose.


Joined by other outlets such as ITV and Sky News, the BBC scrapped its programming on several of its channels for most of Friday to cover the prince's death. An army of netizens took to Twitter to ridicule the media for what one said was “utterly, ridiculously, ludicrously, disproportionately over the top” coverage.

Apr 11 12:03

What caused 35,000 excess DEATHS in the UK and Ireland in January and February 2021?

In Ireland the online funeral platform RIP.IE lists 98% of the country’s funerals, making it possible to get accurate up to date data within days. In January the death rate increased by an alarming 30% percent; a trend that was still quite high throughout the month of February. The five year average for deaths in Ireland in January is 3204 people, yet this year- in the region of 4,100 died.

During the winter months of 2020 there was no excess mortality in Ireland, a pattern which continued up until January 7th. From that point onwards, the death rate suddenly increased by 15%; by the end of the next week it increased to 40%. By week four, the death rates were hovering at around 50% above normal. In total, about 900 additional people died; half of them nursing home residents.

Apr 10 21:20

Increase in suicide related calls at half of England's ambulance services over lockdown

In the first six months after lockdown, from March to November 2020, London Ambulance Service recorded 15,541 calls relating to suicide or attempted suicide. That compares to 11,703 calls over the same period in 2019.

In the first week alone of the second national lockdown in England (from November 5 to November 12) there were 644 calls, compared to 394 in the same week in 2019.

The picture in the West Midlands was similar with 4,806 calls from March to November 2020, compared to 2,955 in 2019. While the first week of the second lockdown saw 169 related calls, compared to 101 the year before.

Apr 10 21:19

Tragedy “unlike anything seen before” means Humber Bridge footpath must remain closed

The Humber Bridge Board has defended its decision to close the footpaths on the bridge, after six people died there in just one month.

Despite spending £250,000 on suicide prevention measures every year, the Humber Bridge was forced to close its footpaths indefinitely this week, after a tragic string of six deaths in one month.

Apr 09 12:17

UK: Ex-minister accuses pro-Israel lobbyists of 'disgusting interference'

A former UK foreign office minister has accused pro-Israel lobbyists of "the most disgusting interference" in British public life, and of negatively influencing the country's foreign policy in the Middle East.

Alan Duncan, a former Conservative MP and government minister until 2019, wrote in his newly published memoir that the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) had been responsible for pushing the country to adopt disproportionately anti-Palestinian and pro-Israel policies.

Founded in 1974, the CFI is a parliamentary group and unaffiliated organisation that supports the ruling Conservative Party and advocates for pro-Israel policies.

Speaking to journalist Michael Crick about his diaries for the MailPlus website, Duncan said the CFI had injected a "Netanyahu-type view of Israeli politics into our foreign policy", referring to Israel's right-wing prime minister. He added that it had lobbied to prevent him becoming Middle East minister at the foreign office.

Apr 09 08:31

'Big Brother' Mandates Brits At Pubs Register On Government Tracking App, Hand Over Phones

According to a report in the London Telegraph, anyone wishing to drink in a pub garden in Britain from Monday (only the outside areas will open) will be forced to hand over their phone to venue staff who must check the individual is registered on the government’s tracking app.

Venues will face fines of £1000 if they are found to be admitting people who have not registered on the NHS Test and Trace app with all their personal details and then scanned a QR code on entry to the outdoor portion of the venue.

Apr 09 08:01

Children are warned old tweets could ruin their lives: Backlash as it is revealed police are recording thousands of historic social media posts as non-crime 'hate incidents'

Children have been warned that old tweets and online comments could harm their career prospects, amid reports police are recording thousands of 'non-crime hate incidents'.

Figures uncovered by the Daily Telegraph reveal police have recorded more than 2,000 such incidents against those aged 16 and under in the last seven years.

Non-crime hate incidents involve reports of 'hostility towards religion, race or transgender identity' that are not classed as a crime.

Name-calling between students in a lesson that is not deemed a hate crime could instead be recorded a 'non-crime' incident, according to guidance issued by policing chiefs last year.

Even if police find no evidence that a crime has been committed, if anyone believes the incident was motivated by hate then officers are obliged to make a record.

These records, which stay on the system for six years, can show up on enhanced DBS checks.

Apr 09 07:58

The 'covert tactics' used to scare Britons into staying at home: How SAGE document called for increase in 'perceived threat' of Covid using 'hard hitting emotional messages'

A document presented to SAGE called for an increase in the 'perceived threat' of Covid using 'hard-hitting emotional messages', reports claim today.

Psychologists have accused Downing Street of using 'covert psychological strategies' to emphasise the threat from Covid-19 without contextualising the risks, the Telegraph reported.

It was said this created 'a state of heightened anxiety', adding many people became 'too frightened to attend hospital'.

Experts fear Britons have been the subject of an experiment in the use of tactics which operate 'below their level of awareness,' it was said.

They have now made a formal complaint to an organisation which will rule on whether Government advisers are guilty of a breach of ethics.

Apr 09 07:56

UK scientists: “Resurgence in hospitalisations and deaths is dominated by those that have received two doses of the vaccine.”

Hopes that life may soon be back to normal were dashed by Boris Johnson this week when he indicated that restrictions would remain in place to prevent a deadly third coronavirus wave.

Predictably, the announcement relied on unduly pessimistic modeling, which suggested a full release from lockdown in June could trigger a new wave of hospital admissions every bit as bad as the January peak and result in up to 59,900 deaths.

Now, buried down below in the article by the Telegraph:

"The resurgence in hospitalisations and deaths is dominated by those that have received two doses of the vaccine."

Yes, you did read that correctly. Third-wave deaths will predominantly be driven by people who have been vaccinated.

Apr 09 07:44

Bungled handling of Covid-19 pandemic exposes Britain shamefully riding roughshod over human rights, says Amnesty International

The UK likes to lecture other countries on how to behave, but it doesn’t fare well in the Amnesty International annual report on human rights, with its growing disregard for individual freedoms causing serious concern.

There is a sense of relief upon reaching Page 378 of the Amnesty International Annual Report for 2020/21, as you read the organisation's findings about the United Kingdom’s record on human rights. That relief soon vanishes.

Before that point, you would have encountered the evil the usual global basket cases have demonstrated over the past year. Those classic human rights infringements are there by the bucketload: the extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, detention and torture, egregious displays of discrimination against women, children, ethnic minorities, and lesbian, gay and transexual populations, denial of food, water, sanitation, education, and freedom of expression.

Apr 09 07:04

Fallout From Greensill Collapse Splatters British Government, Leaves Taxpayers With Big Losses

The collapse of UK-based supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital continues to reverberate. In Germany the private banking association has paid out around €2.7 billion to more than 20,500 Greensill Bank customers as part of its deposit guarantee scheme after the bank collapsed in early March. But the deposits of institutional investors such as other financial institutions, investment firms, and local authorities are not covered. Fifty municipalities are believed to be nursing losses of at least €500 million.

Apr 08 23:21

Backlash as holidaymakers face paying hundreds of pounds per trip for Covid tests

Families will have to pay £120 per person for 'gold standard' PCR kits for trips abroad under new travel guidelines

Bend over and spread em!

Apr 08 11:02

F.O.I Request shows 2,207 died within 28 days of having the Covid Vaccine in Scotland during February

A freedom of information request made to Public Health Scotland has revealed that 2,207 people died within twenty-eight days of having either the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA vaccine or the Oxford / AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine during the month of February.

Apr 08 05:31

SAGE Document Reveals ‘Covert’ Propaganda to Scare British Into Staying Home in Lockdown

Due to the heightened level of public outrage, mainstream media outlets are finally being forced to admit what they have been systematically covering-up now for 12 months – that Government have been involved in active psychological and information warfare measures against their own population.

In a document presented to the UK government’s ‘SAGE’ confab, a scientific group meant to advise government on pandemic policies, it was revealed how technocrats sought to increase the ‘perceived threat’ of COVID-19 using aggressive psychological ‘hard-hitting emotional messages’ in order to brainwash the public into compliance.

Upon hearing the official admission, some psychology professions have turned their sights on Downing Street, accusing bureaucrats of using “covert psychological strategies” in order to hype-up the threat of the virus, and offering no context as to the actual risk posed to the general public.

Apr 07 08:00

Laurence Fox vows to BAN Covid passports in the capital and promises 'no-mask mandate' - including for children in schools - as he launches London mayoral manifesto

London Mayoral hopeful Laurence Fox today vowed to ban Covid passports in the capital and promised a 'no-mask mandate' as he launched his manifesto.

The outspoken actor, who unveiled his policies in front of a bus with the message 'Free London', said he wanted to 'stop the child abuse' and remove face coverings from pupils in schools, even though the role does not include the power to introduce new laws.

Apr 07 07:37

Painkillers should not be prescribed for chronic pain with no known underlying cause

People with chronic pain that has no known cause should not be prescribed painkillers, health officials have said.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said that people with chronic primary pain should instead be offered a range of therapies including exercise programmes, psychological therapies, acupuncture and antidepressants.


Apr 07 06:36

UK Gov’t Secretly Planned for Vaccine Passports All Along: “We Know Best”

Despite repeatedly denying it for over a year, the UK government secretly planned to rollout COVID vaccine passports all along.

According to a report in The Guardian, the vaccine passport system was in advanced stages back in December at the very same time as UK government ministers were telling the public there were no plans for them. reports: The article cites a government report dated 17 December, originating from Swiss-based consultancy firm Zühlke Engineering, the same company involved with the UK NHS track and tracing app.

The Guardian notes that the document “details research into possible public attitudes to a Covid certificate, sometimes called a domestic Covid passport. This would use vaccination status, a recent negative Covid test or proof of coronavirus antibodies to allow people into potentially packed places when the country opens up.”

Apr 06 09:31

Hey Britain! No Vax, No Job!

Apr 06 08:14

Stop gas-lighting us, Boris, find some guts and give us back the freedoms that are our British birthright, writes DAN WOOTTON

Boris Johnson is now gas-lighting the entire British population.

The term – most connected these days with a form of domestic abuse – means manipulating a person by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

The rage and despair prompted by yesterday's depressing Downing Street announcement of the next stage of the UK's lockdown-lifting plan convinced me that's what's going on now.

Time and again the Prime Minister batted away questions about our future lives, liberties and freedoms as if we're spoiled brats asking our parents to reveal what they've bought us as a birthday present.

Apr 06 05:05

David Cameron 'blames Boris Johnson for his downfall': Former Prime Minister 'vented his fury' to minister Alan Duncan as his rival was on the brink of No10

A furious David Cameron accused Boris Johnson of 'ruining my bloody career', according to the explosive diaries of a former minister.

The ex-prime minister's frustration burst out on the eve of Mr Johnson's successful campaign to replace Theresa May in Downing Street.

Mr Cameron gave vent to his pent-up feelings at his fellow Old Etonian's rise to power over breakfast with Sir Alan Duncan. The incident on May 1, 2019 is revealed in the former Foreign Office minister's memoirs In The Thick Of It.

Apr 06 05:03

Why is Boris so scared? Tory MPs' fury at never-ending lockdown based on worst case SAGE projections of 'third wave' despite jabs. Most likely scenario is that deaths will stay in double figures even with ALL restrictions lifted

England's third wave of coronavirus when restrictions are lifted in June is likely to be a small fraction of the size of previous peaks and daily deaths will remain in double figures, according to the best projections from Number 10's scientists.

Modelling by Imperial College London academics — involving the notoriously gloomy 'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson — shows that daily deaths should stay below 100 in the event of an inevitable resurgence.

And thanks to the effects of vaccines, the team's most-likely scenario also estimated that coronavirus patients will take up 5,000 hospital beds during any future spike, far lower than the 30,000 occupied during the darkest days of January.

Apr 06 04:54

Toddlers in UK nurseries need to be taught about ‘white privilege’ because equality is not anti-racist enough, woke report claims

A radically woke report titled ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ says British toddlers need to be taught anti-racism, not just equality, pushing a divisive critical race agenda and the recently rejected notion of institutional racism.

The release of the report by the Early Years Coalition tells us all we need to know about the radical leftist agenda that is currently attempting to seize the debate on race in the UK. The woefully woke work from the coalition, which represents 16 early years organisations across the UK covering tens of thousands of children, offered its own take on how to teach at nurseries in its ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ document, flagged as “guidance by the sector for the sector” – an important note, as none of this is the idea of the government; it’s just their unsolicited view.

Apr 06 04:43

A Crisis Of Free Speech

Apr 05 08:19

Backlash over Boris's plan to test EVERYONE for Covid twice a week amid warnings surge in 'false positives' could derail lockdown easing and mass screening is a 'scandalous waste of money'

Boris Johnson is facing a backlash over plans to test everyone for coronavirus twice a week amid fears 'false positives' could cripple the country and the drive is a 'scandalous waste of money'.

The PM has announced a huge expansion of testing with free rapid kits made available to everyone in England from this Friday.

Mr Johnson said the multi-billion pound move can help the return to normality by picking up asymptomatic cases and identifying local outbreaks faster.

But concerns were immediately raised as when used on that scale the tests could wrongly label tens of thousands of people a week as having Covid - forcing them to isolate and get more reliable PCR checks to show they are clear.

Apr 05 04:04

UK: Political Judge Sentences Woman to Jail for Calling Holocaust A "Cash Cow"

‘I’m not sentencing you on the basis that you are anti-Semitic, I’m not sentencing you on the basis that you are a Holocaust denier,” said Westminster District judge Michael Snow, after doing exactly that.

This was Snow’s confusing message to 56-year-old Alison Chabloz, a political commentator who was dragged to court for stating that the Holocaust is an “eternal cash cow” on a podcast. She will be serving four and a half months in jail.

While Judge Snow has no legal basis for jailing a person specifically for comments critical of the Holocaust, he was able to exploit an open-ended and subjective “gross offense” law to punish Chabloz for comments questioning the Auschwitz gas chamber narrative and how the Jewish community uses the Holocaust story for political and financial gain.

Apr 03 12:18

Government Campaign Will Tell Brits Not to Hug Each Other

The UK government is about to launch a public relations campaign telling Brits not to hug each other even if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The campaign is being launched in response to concerns that people who have received the jab are violating social distancing rules.

Apr 02 19:47

UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access

Ministers are considering forcing Facebook to implement a backdoor to allow security agencies and police to read the contents of messages sent across its Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chat services.

Industry sources say they understand that the Home Office is threatening to use a special legal power called a technical capability notice to compel Facebook to develop a system to allow for the eavesdropping of messages.

The Open Rights Group, a privacy watchdog, said it feared that demanding backdoor access would mean “subjecting all our private messages to monitoring and surveillance on the assumption that we are all criminals”.

Apr 02 08:13

'What was the point in getting vaccinated?': Fury as Boris Johnson says people must not meet indoors over Easter - even if they've BOTH had two jabs - despite official US advice saying it IS safe and not even masks are needed

Furious Britons have slammed Boris Johnson's rule that two people must not meet indoors or stay overnight this Easter - even if they've both had two Covid jabs.

Scores of people were left questioning the point in getting vaccinated in the first place as the Prime Minister poured cold water on plans for extended meetings between families this weekend.

Apr 02 08:07

Clear Majority Of Brits Support "Vaccine Passports" To Go To The Pub, Poll Finds

Yet another poll has shown that a clear majority of Brits support mandatory ‘vaccine passports’ in order to be able to go to the pub, use public transport or even have a haircut.

A poll undertaken by Ipsos Mori asked respondents, “To what extent would you support or oppose the introduction of a vaccine passport?”

62% said they would support it to visit pubs or restaurants, while only 22% opposed the idea.

Apr 02 04:48

Top UK health adviser admits lockdowns won't make Covid disappear & society will have to ‘manage it like the flu’

Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has conceded that Covid-19 lockdowns can't go on forever and won't eliminate the virus anyway – a view that might have helped before Britons endured months of draconian restrictions.

“Covid is not going to go away,” Whitty said in a Royal Society of Medicine webinar on Thursday. “This is now a disease that for the rest of our careers is going to be around. So, it is clear that we are going to have to manage it, at some point, rather like we manage the flu.”

Apr 02 04:16

Chris Whitty says Britain will treat Covid 'like the flu' in future but warns we will be vulnerable to the disease for another TWO YEARS and says a vaccine-resistant variant WILL emerge

Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as the flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today.

England's chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with new variants.

He warned it was 'absolutely certain' a Covid strain will eventually emerge that will be able to infect vaccinated people, and could lead to a fresh surge in the virus if it is allowed to spread without restriction. He said this could send Britain 'back to square one'.

Apr 01 11:13

SSE customers wonder if they have been April Fooled as smart meters say they have been charged £42,000 for a day's worth of energy

Thousands of energy company customers have woke up to wonder if they have been April Fooled after their smart meters warned they had been charged £42,000 for a day's worth of energy.

Confused users have been sharing images of their readings onto social media this morning.

The energy giant has confirmed to at least one customer that it is not a prank, but in fact a technical glitch.

Apr 01 10:52

Supreme Court Judge Expects People Will Be Forced To Wear Masks, Stay Home For TEN YEARS

British former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption has warned that “social controls” brought about by the coronavirus pandemic may be kept in place by governments for up to a decade.

“It’s politically unrealistic to expect the Government to backtrack now,” commented Sumption, who has been highly critical of the government’s ‘totalitarian’ lockdown policies.

The judge compared the reaction to rationing after the Second World War, which went on for nine years, adding that this time “I think it may be even longer.”

Apr 01 07:20

Travellers will be ‘ethnically cleansed’ by the British government’s draconian law proposals that criminalise their way of life

Most of the controversy over the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has raged around its effect on protests, yet very little attention is being given to how it will decimate a historic way of life for thousands of people.

Britain is more divided than at any other time in living memory. There are protests about protests, exemplified by the wave of reaction following the police action at the public vigil for murder victim Sarah Everard. It has also been heightened by a mammoth piece of legislation engineered by Home Secretary Priti Patel, The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Predictably, there’s been a backlash, mainly because it allows the police to control the start and end times of demonstrations even if they only have one member, which some feel is an eradication of the right to protest.

Mar 31 08:56

Number of Pregnant Women suffering Miscarriage after having Covid Vaccine increases by 483% in just 7 weeks

According to the eighth report released by the UK Government on adverse reactions to the Covid vaccines, using data inputted to the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme up to the 14th March 2021, there has been a 550% increase since the 24th January in the number of women who have lost their unborn child after having the Pfizer vaccine, bringing the total to 26. This is devastating.

Sadly there is also 1 report of a premature baby sadly dying after the mother had the Pfizer vaccine.

The AstraZeneca jab has also caused unnecessary pain to expectant mothers. As of the 14th March there has been a 350% increase since the 24th January in the number of women to suffer a miscarriage, bringing the total to 9.

Mar 31 06:47


A government minister appeared on morning television to urge Brits to “call out” others if they were seen engaging “in an odd way,” such as hugging their loved ones.

Yes, really.

Nigel Huddleston, the UK’s minister for tourism and sport, made the remarks during an interview spot on BBC Breakfast.

“Despite the temptation, please don’t risk the health of your loved ones by actually hugging them,” said Huddleston, before going on to suggest that people should intervene if they witness such dreadful behavior.

Mar 31 06:09


We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is in league with, the world’s number one terrorist threat: the United States of America. Corporate media propaganda plays a key role in keeping things that way.

Ten years ago this month, the US, UK and France attacked oil-rich Libya under the fictitious cover of ‘humanitarian intervention’. The bombing was ‘justified’ by Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy by the supposed imminent massacre of civilians in Benghazi by forces under Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. As we have documented previously, the propaganda claims were fraudulent.

Mar 31 05:21

UK abortion center that failed to report ‘serious incidents’ to close this year

An abortion clinic in Brighton that performed over 3,100 abortions in 2019 will be closing later in the year.

According to the latest available data, the BPAS Wistons Clinic in Brighton, run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, was responsible for 3,149 abortions in 2019, making it the 12th largest abortion clinic in England and Wales in terms of the total number of abortions performed. The official figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show that a total of 9,379 abortions have taken place at the clinic between 2017 and 2019.

The closure of the clinic has been confirmed by a senior member of Brighton & Hove City Council.

The building, at the Junction of Dyke Road and Old Shoreham Road in Brighton, is now for sale for £3,000,000.

Mar 31 05:02

More than a fifth of small UK exporters have temporarily halted EU sales

More than a fifth of small British exporters have temporarily halted sales to the European Union and 4% have done so permanently, a survey showed on Monday, highlighting problems that have followed the Brexit trade deal.

A trade agreement between London and Brussels that came into force on Jan. 1 has caused disruption and delays for some companies having to deal with new bureaucracy and rules.

In the survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), 30 out of 132 exporters said they had stopped sales to the European Union temporarily, while five reported having done so permanently.

Just over one in 10 said they had set up, or were thinking of establishing, a presence within an EU country, the research, conducted between March 1 and 15, showed.

“Those that do business internationally are being hit with some incredibly demanding, unfamiliar paperwork,” said FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry.

Mar 31 04:59

British Covid scientists are set to rake in £150million as biotech firm they founded, Oxford Nanopore, releases plans for £2.3BILLION stock market float

A team of British Covid scientists are set to rake in millions after a biotech firm they founded unveiled plans for a £2.3billion stock market float.

Gordon Sanghera, 60, Hagan Bayley, 70, and Spike Willcocks, 44, could pocket up to £150 million between them if Oxford Nanopore - the firm they founded - exceeds its predicted value.

Oxford Nanopore helped to sequence the virus that causes Covid-19 and was awarded a £113 million Government testing contract last year.

Mar 31 04:38

Libya’s Assets Stolen: How the UK is Capitalizing on the Libyan People’s Money

Neither the late Muammar Gaddafi nor the citizens of Libya have access to the whopping £12 billion in assets the former head of state had in the UK, but Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has collected around £17 million in taxes on the assets since 2016, according to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s latest report.

The disclosure has prompted some British lawmakers to demand that London use the money earned in interest on the frozen accounts to compensate the victims of the Irish Republican Army (IRA); the organization was supplied with weapons and explosives by the Gaddafi government in the 1980s.

Mar 30 04:09

UK Govt to Force Social Media Firms to Purge Content That Would Be ‘Illegal on the Street’

Boris Johnson’s Culture Secretary has stated that social media companies will be mandated by the government to remove content that would be “illegal on the street” as a part of the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

Oliver Dowden said that so-called hate speech will be covered in the upcoming legislation which is set to impose further limits on online free speech in Britain.

“The most important provision of that is to make what’s illegal on the street, illegal online, and to make sure that social media companies have proper regimes in place to remove illegal content,” the Culture Secretary told Times Radio.

Dowden said that if social media companies fail to police online hate then they will face fines of “up to 10 per cent of their global revenue”.

“If you think of a large social media company, I won’t choose one to name, but they have multi-billion pounds worth of revenue. That is a very strong sanction for racism,” he explained.

Mar 30 03:32

UK minister tells Brits to ‘call out’ others for doing ‘odd’ things like HUGGING loved ones as lockdown eases

Nigel Huddleston, the UK’s minister for tourism and sport, was criticised for telling Brits to call out their friends and family when they see them doing something “odd” like hugging a loved one, as lockdown rules begin to ease.

During an interview with BBC Breakfast on Monday, Huddleston said, “Despite the temptation, please don’t risk the health of your loved ones by actually hugging them.”

“Also, if you see somebody behaving in a slightly odd way, then maybe call them out on it in a respectful way, because sometimes some people just forget,” he continued, adding that though it may be “a little bit awkward” to turn down or police hugs, “in these circumstances it’s the right thing to do.”

Mar 29 06:29

Stanley Johnson slams Nigel Farage for 'totally unforgivable' suggestion that he takes money from China after PM's father said it was 'absolutely vital' to work with Beijing

Boris Johnson’s father Stanley last night hit back at questions by Nigel Farage over his links to China.

In his interview, Mr Farage suggests that the Prime Minister was pro-Beijing because of the attitude of his Sinophile brothers, Max and Jo, and Stanley, of whom he said: ‘There is the ever more mysterious role of Stanley, who appears to have been acting as an interlocutor between the previous Chinese ambassador and No 10, running messages back and forth...would it be unfair to ask whether he financially benefits out of these pronouncements he’s making?’

Mar 29 06:27

Boris Johnson pledges to create G7 rival to Beijing's Belt and Road global economic expansionism

Boris Johnson has pledged to combat China's economic expansionism by setting up a rival to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative – a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organisations.

The Prime Minister addressed five MPs and members of the House of Lords hit by sanctions from Beijing – including former party leader Iain Duncan Smith – telling them that he was planning to commit 'hundreds of millions of pounds' alongside other G7 countries.

Hosting the parliamentarians, all members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, in the No 10 garden, he said: 'China has been buying up great chunks of the world, and indebting countries across Africa.

'We need to give the developing world a choice between their system and ours.'

Mar 29 06:17

Matt Hancock’s UK Health Security Agency would be the worst April Fool’s ever – except he isn’t joking

The UK Health Secretary confirmed this week that a new ‘UK Health Security Agency’ was being set up on April 1, thus marking the next stage in Britain’s transformation into a repressive bio-security state.

Back in 1957, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama (well, it was then) showed a short three-minute film of a family in Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from a family ‘spaghetti tree.’ People rang up the BBC switchboard afterwards for advice on growing their own spaghetti. They should have paid closer attention to the date of the broadcast. The first of April. Yes, it was an ‘April Fool.’ One of the best in history.