Thought for the day

"Arms are the only true badges of liberty.  The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave." -- Andrew Fletcher 1698


The British government assigned at least 15 people to the secret operation to seize Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, new information shows. The WikiLeaks founder was given political asylum by Ecuador in 2012, but was never allowed safe passage out of Britain to avoid persecution by the U.S. government. 

The City of London MikeRivero Thu, 12/01/2022 - 09:26

You may be surprised to learn that the city of London and the City of London are two very different things, related to each other mostly by historical accident and geographical proximity, and co-existing today in a rather complicated power system in which the City of London appears gloriously victorious.

Egyptians call on the British Museum to return Rosetta stone, declaring its possession in the UK 'a symbol of Western cultural violence' malterwitty Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:10

Thousands of Egyptians are demanding the British Museum return the Rosetta Stone to their country. 

Academics have declared that the museum's possession of the treasured 2,200-year-old granite slab is 'a symbol of Western cultural violence against Egypt'.

The inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics after it was taken from Egypt by forces of the British empire in 1801.

Mastercard loses UK ruling on three million dead claimants in $12 billion case MikeRivero Wed, 11/30/2022 - 10:04

Mastercard lost an appeal in a London court on Tuesday against a ruling in a 10 billion pound-plus ($12 billion-plus) collective action that allows the claims of around three million people who have died since the lawsuit began to continue.

The global payments processor is facing a lawsuit brought by consumer champion Walter Merricks on behalf of approximately 46 million adults in the United Kingdom, which became the first mass consumer action to be approved in the UK in 2021.

Britain: There is no money everything is for sale. Even defense industry companies MikeRivero Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:48

As the UK faces a severe economic downturn and cost of living crisis brought on by rising inflation, the impact of COVID and Brexit, close observers of the British defense industry are wondering if the situation will lead to a surge of takeovers by US and foreign investors, -‘Breaking Defense’ admits.

Russian embassy in London draws parallel between anti-Russian propaganda, hate speech MikeRivero Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:45

UK politicians should reflect on whether baseless anti-Russian propaganda amounts to hate-speech, which the West opposes so much, the Russian embassy to the United Kingdom said in a comment to TASS.

The embassy said it was outraged by "the apparent willingness of prominent UK officials to uncritically reproduce the vile and primitive anti-Russian propaganda of the Kiev regime."

Britain 'didn't need boosters', says top Covid tsar Sir John Bell as he claims top-up doses only prevent infections for up to 70 days malterwitty Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:33
Climate change will cause waves of migration into Britain that will make current levels seem like 'nothing', former head of MI5 warns malterwitty Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:27
Ministers ditch plan to turn back Channel migrants as 824 arrive in 17 boats in just 1 day malterwitty Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:22

The Home Office has ditched plans to turn small boats around in the English Channel as the migrant crisis shows no signs of abating, with more than 800 more making the crossing in one day. Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said analysis has shown there are only "limited circumstances in which small boats can be turned around safely in the English Channel".