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Jun 24 10:59

Boris doomed: Plot to oust Johnson as Tory MPs ready to defect - 'Won't last long as PM!'

BORIS Johnson has been warned he could last just 24 hours as Prime Minister before MPs oust him. Senior Tories are said to have told the leadership hopeful’s team it is highly likely a vote of no confidence being plotted by Jeremy Corbyn would succeed.

Jun 24 10:25

REVEALED: UK approved £14m in arms sales to Israel during Gaza protests

The British government licensed arms deals worth over £14m ($17.8m) to Israel last year even as Israeli soldiers were accused of intentionally firing on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border in what the UN says may be potential war crimes.

Weapons approved for sale included ammunition, components for assault rifles, and other types of arms which could be used for repression, according to newly released details from the Department of International Trade (DIT), compiled by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT).

Jun 24 09:53

The Guardian’s direct collusion with media censorship by secret services exposed

Minutes of Ministry of Defence (MoD) meetings have confirmed the role of Britain’s Guardian newspaper as a mouthpiece for the intelligence agencies.

Last week, independent journalist Matt Kennard revealed that the paper’s deputy editor, Paul Johnson, was personally thanked by the Defence and Security Media Advisory Notice (or D-Notice) committee for integrating the Guardian into the operations of the security services.

Minutes of a meeting in 2018 read: “The Chairman thanked Paul Johnson for his service to the Committee. Paul had joined the Committee in the wake of the Snowden affair and had been instrumental in re-establishing links with the Guardian.”

D-Notices are used by the British state to veto the publication of news damaging to its interests. The slavish collusion of the mainstream media ensures that such notices function as gag orders.

Jun 24 08:16

THE WEST’S LOSING BATTLE FOR HONG KONG

SOURCE: NEW EASTERN OUTLOOK

Another pivotal battle is being fought over Hong Kong between Beijing and political forces backed by the special administrative region’s former British colonial masters.

At the heart of the battle is a proposed law that will allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Taiwan or Macau.

The BBC in its article, “Hong Kong lawmakers fight over extradition law,” would claim:

Critics believe the proposed switch to the extradition law would erode Hong Kong’s freedoms.

By “critics,” the BBC is referring to US and British-backed opposition, with the article specifically linking recent protests against the proposed law to the US-funded “Umbrella Movement” demonstrations in 2014.

The slow, incremental erosion of Western influence in Hong Kong and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific appears to be ending what has been centuries of European and then American primacy over the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this juncture in US/China relations, the US, and the West in general, needs to pick its battles very, very strategically.

Jun 24 08:09

Britain will consider launching military assault on Iran with Trump, reveals Jeremy Hunt as Middle East tensions rise

BRITAIN will consider joining its “strongest ally” the United States in attacking Iran, Jeremy Hunt said.

The Foreign Secretary, who is battling to be the UK’s next Prime Minister, said the country would consider requests for military support “on a case-by-case basis.”

Jun 24 07:52

With old trade wars reigniting and new ones being invented, telecommunications is faced with an existential crisis. To survive, it must establish a global standard for a globe that no longer seems to want one.

With old trade wars reigniting and new ones being invented, telecommunications is faced with an existential crisis. To survive, it must establish a global standard for a globe that no longer seems to want one.

Jun 23 18:28

Cool running: supermarket fridges could help power UK

Supermarket freezer aisles could soon help power the National Grid after trials found that hundreds of thousands of fridges could provide a nationwide “virtual battery”.

The trials were undertaken by Tesco along with researchers at the University of Lincoln in a mocked-up supermarket, built to test whether fridges can help to balance the energy system.

Researchers found that complex algorithms, developed by the software firm IMS Evolve, can temporarily cut the electricity supply to fridges when needed while still keeping the food cold.

These mini power cuts to the freezers could automatically create short pulses of extra electricity on the grid to match any dips in the grid’s energy frequency.

Jun 23 08:40

New Video Reveals Steve Bannon's Ties to UK PM Hopeful Boris Johnson

Former British foreign secretary and now one of two candidates for the post of UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, previously dismissed claims of being linked "with" Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon, although acknowledged knowing him in person.

Former chief strategist for the US president, Steve Bannon revealed in a video, obtained by The Observer that he helped former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to prepare his speech in the House of Commons following the latter’s resignation from the British government over Brexit disagreements. In that speech, Johnson specifically ripped Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for withdrawing the UK from the European Union.

Jun 21 10:55

Don't Attack Iran - Take Action!

** JOIN THE PROTEST - Weds 26 June, 17:00 - Outside Downing Street

Jun 21 08:55

Rake’s Progress: The unstoppable rise of Boris Johnson

The first time I ever spoke to Boris Johnson, almost certainly Britain's next prime minister, was when my phone rang in London's Soho back in 2002 and a now familiar voice boomed “I want to interview Saddam Hussein.”

At the time I was the only British politician still traveling to sanctions-stricken Iraq and the only one who met regularly with the Iraqi leadership in the run-up to the war. As a sweetener, Boris, for it was he, threw in that he didn't “believe all that stuff” about weapons of mass destruction. Not that such disbelief was ever enunciated publicly of course. I passed on his request but the Iraqis, never having heard of him, turned down the request.

His call and its follow-up pressure taught me several things about the future foreign secretary and soon-to-be prime minister.

Jun 21 07:48

Ice Cream Shop Becomes Scotland’s First To Sell CBD-infused Ice Cream

By John Vibes

“ICE shops,” the Falkirk-based ice cream store, recently announced that they will become the first shop in Scotland to sell CBD-infused ice cream.

The pioneering product is the result of a partnership between ICE Shops owner Kyle Gentleman and Elaine Grant, the director of a local family-owned natural wellness company called Natures Medics...

Jun 20 11:19

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt Receive Most Votes in Tory Leadership Contest; Michael Gove Eliminated

Following Theresa May’s announcement in May that she would resign as Prime Minister, 10 leadership contenders launched bids to replace her. On 22 July, the new leader of the Conservative Party will be chosen from remaining candidates through a postal ballot of the 160,000 party members.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have secured their places as the final contenders for Tory Leadership, making it through the MP votes and onto the members' ballot.

In the final vote for MPs, Boris Johnson remained the frontrunner after securing 162 votes, with Jeremy Hunt in second place with 77 votes, and Michael Gove failing to scrape into the final round with just 75 votes.

Jun 20 10:43

UK Liberal Dems call on party leaders to reinstate group suspended for criticism of Israel

We are a group of Lib Dem members who, in an era of spin and alternative facts, feel passionately about the need to tell the truth. Failing to do this can have disastrous consequences, as we saw with the dodgy dossier on Iraq, and with Brexit.

We are heartened by the Party’s recent showing in the European elections, yet deeply troubled by the leadership’s public statements giving credence to, and lending our voice to, accusations that the Labour Party is a den of antisemitism. It has continued making these statements even after receiving messages seriously questioning their accuracy.

Jun 20 10:38

Anti-Palestinian activists guilty of harassment

Two infamous anti-Palestinian activists in London pleaded guilty to charges of harassment and threatening behavior on Wednesday.

Jonathan Hoffman, a former leader in the Zionist Federation, and Damon Lenszner changed their earlier not-guilty pleas in exchange for government prosecutors dropping related assault charges.

The incident took place in October last year when the pair attacked Palestine solidarity protesters calling for the boycott of a Puma store in Carnaby Street, central London.

Hendon Magistrates’ Court, in Northwest London, imposed a fine and costs totaling $350 on Hoffman, and about $300 costs and charges on Lenszner, whose lawyer said he was unemployed.

Jun 20 08:39

UK to indefinitely delay age-verification system for online porn

The United Kingdom will likely delay its controversial age-verification system for online pornography ‘indefinitely,’ according to a report from Sky News. Citing multiple sources, Sky News says Jeremy Wright, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport secretary overseeing the UK’s regulation of the internet, will announce the delay tomorrow in British Parliament.

Jun 19 10:11

‘The Saudis couldn’t do it without us’: the UK’s true role in Yemen’s deadly war

Britain does not merely supply the bombs that fall on Yemen – it provides the personnel and expertise that keep the war going. But is the government breaking the law?

Jun 19 10:07

UK to Resettle 'Thousands' More Refugees From Middle East & Africa to 'Transform Communities'

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced Monday that the government is planning to resettle "thousands" more refugees non-stop from the Middle East, Africa and beyond "starting from next year, and for years to come."

Jun 17 11:17

The Hitlerization of Jeremy Corbyn (Among Others)

Every time you think the corporatocracy’s manufactured anti-Semitism hysteria cannot possibly get more absurd, they somehow manage to outdo themselves. OK, stay with me now, because this is a weird one.

Apparently, American Hitler and his cronies are conspiring with some secret group of “Jewish leaders” to stop British Hitler from becoming prime minister and wiping out all the Jews in Great Britain. Weird, right? But that’s not the weird part, because maybe American Hitler wants to wipe out all the Jews in Great Britain himself, rather than leaving it to British Hitler … Hitlers being notoriously jealous regarding their genocidal accomplishments.

Jun 17 10:55

Pompeo: U.S. would 'push back' before Corbyn could implement anti-Jewish policies

Washington Post obtains recording of secretary of state telling NY Jewish leaders that if Labour did win British elections under Corbyn, White House 'won’t wait for him to do those things... It’s too risky'

Jun 17 10:51

Report: Theresa May Vows to Block No Deal Brexit by Aligning with Tory Remainers

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal by aligning with Remainers in the Tory Party including Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.

Jun 17 09:54

In defence of Jeremy Corbyn's brave and lonely stand on calls for war against Iran

The Labour leader proved to be the voice of caution when the British political class have rushed towards war in the past

Jun 17 09:54

Is Pompeo angling to interfere in British politics?

In leaked comments from a recent meeting with Jewish leaders, the US secretary of state cites the need to ‘push back’ against a potential Corbyn victory

Jun 16 11:19

'Another rotten borough': Nigel Farage lashes out after observers warn Labour's by-election win in Peterborough was 'like corrupt Kazakhstan' as police probe five cases of 'malpractice'

Labour’s victory by just 683 votes over the Brexit Party in Peterborough was mired in controversy last week after The Mail on Sunday revealed claims that a convicted vote rigger was at the centre of the party’s campaign.

Cambridgeshire Police have since revealed they are investigating five complaints of electoral malpractice, including bribery.

John Ault, director of the organisation, said he had seen people photographing their completed ballot papers in what he suggested could show they were fulfilling a ‘contract’ to prove how they had voted.

Jun 16 11:07

Iran summons British ambassador in Tehran over UK siding with US on tankers incident

Tehran summoned the British ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, ISNA news agency has reported. The Iranian diplomats voiced their protest to Macaire over London’s backing of Washington’s claims that Tehran was behind the explosions on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier this week.

The ambassador was told that the UK’s anti-Iranian stance was “unacceptable” and that the British “follow-up policy,” which sees it agreeing with everything the US says without asking for proof, must cease.

Jun 16 09:59

Refusal to hand over Venezuelan gold means end of Britain as a financial center – Prof. Wolff

The freezing of Venezuelan gold by the Bank of England is a signal to all countries out of step with US interests to withdraw their money, according to economist and co-founder of Democracy at Work, Professor Richard Wolff.
He told RT America that Britain and its central bank have shown themselves to be “under the thumb of the United States.”

“That is a signal to every country that has or may have difficulties with the US, [that they had] better get their money out of England and out of London because it’s not the safe place as it once was,” he said.

Jun 16 05:37

UK TO SEND ROYAL MARINES TO PERSIAN GULF TO PROTECT BRITISH SHIPS

As the pressure increases after Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were attacked last week, Britain has joined the US, Saudi Arabia and others in accusing Iran of carrying out the attacks.

Jun 15 09:13

Jeremy Hunt brands Labour leader 'pathetic' over Iran comments

The foreign secretary has branded Jeremy Corbyn "pathetic", after he questioned whether the UK had "credible evidence" Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Jeremy Hunt said responsibility for Thursday's attacks "almost certainly" lies with the Iranian regime.

The Labour leader said the UK should "ease tensions" in the region rather than "fuel a military escalation".

Mr Hunt criticised Mr Corbyn for not backing British intelligence.

Jun 14 09:29

One Family's Struggle to Escape Poverty in the UK

As Thomas glances up to give her his pink voucher, a tattoo becomes visible on his neck: Stacy, his girlfriend's name. She and their children -- Cleo, 10, and Kaydn, 8 -- are also here. They're the ones Thomas is most worried about.

He says, "The Job Center sanctioned us and cut our payments, even though we had two job interviews." The woman in the green apron shakes her head. "That's a nightmare," she says, adding, "I start ranting when I hear this. Don't get me there."

Thomas nods and says that it makes his blood boil when he thinks about it. Many others are in a similar predicament: Millions of Britons struggle to make ends meet and hunger has become rampant in the country. Over 14 million people -- including workers, the unemployed and children -- live below the poverty line, and more than half of them are food insecure. For them, it's a daily struggle to put food on the table. More than 4 million children are affected.

Jun 14 07:02

Who needs proof? Britain believes US claims on Iran because ‘they’re our closest ally’

On the BBC’s Today programme on Friday morning Jeremy Hunt was asked: “You backed the US assessment that Iran is behind this attack. Do you have independent evidence of that?”

Hunt replied: “We are going to make our own independent assessment, we have our processes to do that.”

You’ll notice the distinct absence of the word ‘yes’ in his reply. Cynical observers may suggest that the UK doesn’t fully back America’s claims on this one, but is in no place to say so explicitly and publicly.

Why would Britain be so quick to get behind allegations from Washington that could potentially trigger a new Middle East war? Well, Hunt explained that as well.

He said: “We have no reason not to believe the American assessment. And our instinct is to believe it because they are our closest ally.”

Jun 13 12:15

UK's special forces set for new Russia mission

he SAS and other UK Special Forces (UKSF) are poised to receive a new mission countering Russian and other forces around the world.

The plan is called 'Special Operations Concept' and has been drawn up by the senior officer in charge of the special forces, the Director Special Forces (DSF).

According to people familiar with what's in it, part of the concept involves changing both the structure of the military's secretive units and what they do.

The plan is currently being considered by military chiefs, Whitehall insiders tell me, and will soon be sent to ministers and is likely to be approved.

Jun 13 11:51

British Home Secretary signs extradition order to send Julian Assange to US

Britain's Home Secretary has revealed he has signed a request for the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Sajid Javid said that he signed and certified the papers on Wednesday, with the order going before the UK courts on Friday.

He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it and that will be going in front of the courts tomorrow.

Jun 13 09:56

Brexit: Endgame - The $20 Trillion Secret, with Stephen Fry

How will wealthy Brexiteers profit from Brexit? The surprising truth about the world's most secretive tax network for the wealthy.

Jun 12 10:00

‘EXTRAORDINARY & PERSISTENT ILLEGALITY’: UK'S MI5 ACCUSED OF MISHANDLING BULK SURVEILLANCE DATA

SOURCE: RT
UK domestic counter-intelligence service MI5 has been accused in High Court of violating data collection and storage privileges by storing private citizens’ information in bulk without proper protections.
MI5 has no control of its storage of vast volumes of people’s calls, messages, web browsing history, as well as other personal data that the agency has managed to obtain on the basis of surveillance warrants, which were often issued under false pretext, the High Court heard on Tuesday in a legal challenge brought by the human rights organization Liberty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at this revelation.

Jun 11 10:00

Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures

A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and phones and intercept digital communications, in handling people’s information.

The challenge, by rights group Liberty, led last month to an initial finding that MI5 had systematically breached safeguards in the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) — breaches the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, euphemistically couched as “compliance risks” in a carefully worded written statement that was quietly released to parliament.

Today Liberty has put more meat on the bones of the finding of serious legal breaches in how MI5 handles personal data, culled from newly released (but redacted) documents that it says describe the “undoubtedly unlawful” conduct of the UK’s main security service which has been retaining innocent people’s data for years.

Jun 10 12:12

Mike Pompeo Threatens to Intervene in British Democracy to Stop Corbyn Becoming Prime Minister

US Secretary for State Mike Pompeo has come under fire after a recording emerged of him saying he’d intervene to stop Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. In the recording first reported by the Washington Post, Pompeo suggests he won’t wait for Corbyn to be elected, rather he’ll attempt to stop it from being possible.

The off the record meeting was from when The Secretary for State met Jewish leaders to discuss Donald Trump’s proposed Peace Deal between Palestine and Israel.

Apart from appearing un-optimistic about the Peace Deal, he found time to comment on UK politics. When asked by an attendee;

if Corbyn “is elected, would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the U.K.?”

Pompeo gives a very clear response. Considering the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections, the irony here is inescapable. The top US diplomat told those in attendance;

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, forgive me, but I am having more than a little bit of intellectual whiplash in reading this; why is it awful, as the Democrats say, when they alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, when Pompeo has come out, stating publicly, that it is perfectly OK for the US to meddle in the UK's election?!?

Jun 10 08:41

How far is too far? UK tabloids mocked for claiming Kim fed general to piranhas

Even the readers of several British tabloids have cast doubt on a source-based story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his generals in a piranha-filled tank.

Jun 09 07:45

SKY NEWS AND THE WESTERN PRESS HAVE ONCE AGAIN FAILED SYRIA

SOURCE: MINT PRESS

Recent storylines from the Western press on the “Idlib” narrative, particularly the extraordinary spate of “on-the-ground” reports from Sky News reporter Alex Crawford, have failed to paint an accurate picture of the reality faced by Syrian civilians.

Brett McGurk – the U.S. government’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL — described Idlib as “the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11,” adding that the presence of Al Qaeda in Idlib was a “huge problem” and had been so “for some time.” Mint Press journalist Whitney Webb covered McGurk’s statements and U.S. policy in Idlib in late 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Normalizing" the presence of militant groups affiliated with Al Qaeda, is just the point of such coverage; so, ultimately, the Western Press and Sky News have been deliberately distorting the truth, to give their readers the impression that it is completely "customary" for radical jihadis be in control of the city, rather than those forces loyal to the Syrian government and its President, Bashir Al-Assad.

Jun 07 13:32

How Successful Has Trump’s UK Visit Been? Michael Rivero - June 6, 2019

Jun 07 08:50

Kremlin castigates London: Russia won’t ‘change it ways’ at UK’s demand

Moscow has no intention to change its ways at the United Kingdom’s demand, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"No, we won’t change our ways," he said.

Peskov pointed out that Russia sought mutually beneficial relations with Great Britain that would be based on respect for each other’s interests. "There is nothing wrong in this pattern of behavior," he said. "At the same time, there are some other things that damage bilateral relations, and we can see the consequence, including the state Russia-UK relations are in at the moment," the Kremlin spokesman emphasized.

Jun 07 08:03

Interim Prime Minister for Life? May Will Only Go If Successor Has ‘Confidence’ of MPs

Reports of Theresa May’s political demise may have been exaggerated, with her spokesman revealing that, while her time as Conservative Party leader is set to come to an end on Friday, she will remain as prime minister until she “believes that someone else can command the confidence” of MPs.

Jun 07 07:43

Massive crowd in the UK chants “We Love Trump”

(that's funny, every report i see on TV has the SAME anti-Trump video and NOTHING about this pro-Trump video)

Jun 06 22:00

Oops! New York Times corrects Skripal story, says no ‘dead ducks’ or ‘sick kids’ from ‘Novichok’

The New York Times has corrected a report that UK officials had shared photos with the CIA depicting children and animals who’d been exposed to the so-called Novichok nerve agent after coming into contact with the Skripals.

The Times reported on April 16 that the British government had supplied images of “young children hospitalized” and of dead ducks, inadvertently poisoned after interactions with Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia at a park in Salisbury in March of last year. The paper pointed to the “sloppy work of the Russian operatives” who were blamed for what London calls a nerve agent attack last year.

While the original story claimed the images were used to convince US President Donald Trump to expel 60 Russian diplomats from the US in response to the Skripal episode, the Times now says no such photos exist.

Jun 06 12:11

Royal BOMBSHELL: How Queen CAN choose next PM – and she's done it BEFORE

The Queen has seen 15 Prime Ministers come and go in her 66-year reign with Theresa May set to step aside on Friday. Mrs May will leave Downing Street with her Brexit deal in tatters and a Conservative Party in the midst of a leadership race with 12 would-be successors lining up to replace her. Constitutionally, the Queen can choose the Prime Minister as she retains the “right to appoint” the premier but conventions surrounding her role mean the monarch seldom, if ever, intervenes in matters of state.

Jun 06 10:24

Trump: British Hospitals Are a ‘Sea of Blood. Everybody Is Being Stabbed’

President Donald Trump has said British hospitals are a “sea of blood” due to the rate of stabbings and knife crime across the country.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain‘s Piers Morgan, President Trump was asked about gun crime in the U.S. He hit back at Morgan, pointing out the UK’s abysmal record of violent crimes involving knives.

The President said: “In London you have stabbings all over. I read an article where everybody is being stabbed. They said your hospital is a sea of blood, all over the floors.”

Jun 06 10:06

Galloway fired by UK radio after posting tweet against Israel

Prominent British journalist and political activist George Galloway has been sacked as the host of a popular radio show after he published anti-Israeli comments online.

Galloway was fired by talkRadio station after he sent a tweet congratulating football club Liverpool FC on their victory in UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham on Sunday.

He said in his post on Twitter that he was pleased to see that Tottenham, a north London club with significant links to Jewish community in Britain, was not able to win the match because fans could use the success to draw attentions to the Israeli flags they normally fly during the games.

Jun 05 10:05

'Baby Trump' blimp is deflated by Tommy Robinson supporter – who is then arrested for possession of a sharp weapon during anti-Trump protests in central London

The 'baby Donald Trump' blimp flying over Parliament Square as part of protests during the U.S. President's visit has been deflated by a Tommy Robinson supporter.

An angry woman livestreamed herself attacking the floating object earlier today before being arrested by police.

Protesters first flew a 20ft likeness of the president over the capital in July last year, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan causing controversy by allowing it to be used.

The woman popped the balloon while shouting 'that's a disgrace'. Anti-Trump protesters were pictured packing up the blimp after the incident.

Jun 05 10:04

'Alarming rise in self-harm - but only half get care'

There has been an "alarming" rise in the rates of self-harm in England, research suggests.

A Lancet Psychiatry study found that in 2014, 6% of people had self-harmed, up from 2% in 2000 - with the highest rate in those aged 16-24.

Jun 05 09:42

Brexit U-TURN? How arch-Remainer Tony Blair was elected on 'pledge to LEAVE EU'

In 1999, Mr Blair became the third British politician to be awarded the Charlemagne Prize in recognition of his devotion to European integration.

However, a newly-resurfaced election leaflet shows that he stood on a manifesto advocating Britain's withdrawal from the bloc.

Mr Blair was first elected to the House of Commons in 1983, and the leaflet handed out to his Sedgefield constituents clearly displays anti-EEC sentiments.

Featuring a picture of Mr Blair, then aged 30, the pamphlet states that a Labour Government would "negotiate a withdrawal from the EEC, which has drained our natural resources and destroyed jobs”.

Jun 05 08:21

Tony Blair Says Corbyn An Anti-Semite Who Doesn’t Know It

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair on a visit to Israel said current Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite who isn’t aware he is one.
Blair described the anti-Semitism scandal plaguing the party he used to lead as “shameful” and said the party was no longer recognizable.

“To be frank, this anti-Semitism row, it’s a shameful thing,” said Blair, addressing an event at Bar Ilan University.

“If you told me, not merely back in May 1997, but at any point in the next 10 years, that the party I led for 13 years would have a problem with anti-Semitism, I would literally not have credited it, or believed it, and yet it is, and it’s there today,” Blair said.

Blair answered in the affirmative when asked if he thought Corbyn was an anti-Semite.

Jun 05 08:01

Maduro Stymied in Bid to Pull $1.2 Billion of Gold From U.K.

Nicolas Maduro’s embattled Venezuelan regime, desperate to hold onto the dwindling cash pile it has abroad, was stymied in its bid to pull $1.2 billion worth of gold out of the Bank of England, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Bank of England’s decision to deny Maduro officials’ withdrawal request comes after top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, lobbied their U.K. counterparts to help cut off the regime from its overseas assets, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified.

Jun 04 10:29

Trump Supporter Assaulted by Rabid Leftists In Parliament Square - Police Do Nothing

Video out of the United Kingdom on Tuesday shows rabid leftists screaming "Nazi scum" at a Trump supporter before throwing a milkshake at him, assaulting him and shoving him along with a female police officer beside him.

Jun 04 10:04

REMAINER NIGHTMARE! Change UK COLLAPSES with MPs resigning over poll humiliation

CHANGE UK is on the verge of collapse in the wake of the party's humiliating blow at the European elections – with multiple resignations now confirmed. Since its establishment in February, the breakaway party has stumbled through blunder after blunder.

As many as five of the party’s eleven MPs want to disband the party, with many looking to merge with the Liberal Democrats. The nightmare meeting comes after ex-Tory MP Anna Soubry publicly slammed Change UK interim leader Heidi Allen for suggesting the public tactically vote for the Lib Dems instead of their own party in the Euro elections.

Jun 04 08:52

‘Historic Moment’ as Brexit Party Tops Westminster Polls for First Time

According to an electoral seat calculator, the poll’s results would translate to 306 seats in the House of Commons — only 20 short of a majority — for the Brexit Party, with the Labour Party on 205 seats and the Tories down to just 26 seats.

Jun 04 08:49

Trump Insults London Mayor as ‘Loser’ as He Pays Tribute to the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Trump to Buckingham Palace on Monday with an honor guard and royal artillery salute, while Mr. Trump carried on an ugly dispute with the mayor of London, whom he called a “stone cold loser” and said was doing a terrible job of running Britain’s capital city.

The juxtaposition of high pageantry and low name-calling, on the first day of Mr. Trump’s state visit to Britain, captured yet again the odd swath that this president cuts on the world stage: impulsive and erratic, delighted by a lavish welcome but preoccupied by petty feuds or events back home.

Jun 04 08:45

Trump gets royal treatment in U.K., to leftists' dismay

President Trump received a royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II on Monday as he began a three-day visit to the United Kingdom, reviewing troops at Buckingham Palace and being feted at a glittering state banquet — aristocratic reprieves from trading insults with London’s mayor, bracing for leftist protests and grappling with the sticky wicket of “Brexit” on Tuesday.

The president strolled at the palace with the queen before Prince Charles escorted him to a double row of guards, who chatted with Mr. Trump as the queen, first lady Melania Trump and Camilla — the Duchess of Cornwall and Charles’ wife — watched from atop a grand staircase.

The first couple and the British royals ducked into the palace under the booming cascade of drums, setting a decorous tone for a long-delayed state visit that included a tour of Westminster Abbey, tea time and a grand dinner at the palace.

Jun 04 08:36

Boris Johnson Snubs Trump, Says He's "Too Busy" For Meeting

Boris Johnson has basked in President Trump's praise, touting Trump's endorsement as yet another reason why he should succeed Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister. But when the opportunity arose for Johnson to meet Trump, the former foreign secretary snubbed the leader of the free world, saying he was "too busy" to meet with him.

Jun 03 09:12

Donald Trump welcomed to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth

Britain rolled out the royal red carpet for Donald Trump on Monday but the pomp, pageantry and banquet with Queen Elizabeth looked set to be overshadowed by the U.S. President’s views on Brexit, the UK’s next leader and a row over China’s Huawei.

Trump and his wife, Melania, were greeted by the 93-year-old monarch at Buckingham Palace at the start of a three-day state visit which sees him feted with the full force of royal ceremony: a formal dinner with the queen, tea with heir Prince Charles, and a tour of Westminster Abbey, coronation church of English monarchs for 1,000 years.

“I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit,” Trump wrote on Twitter as he landed at London’s Stansted Airport.

Jun 03 09:01

Royals Brace for Trump Visit in Fear He'll Back Brexit at UK Banquet - Report

The UK government last night pleaded with the public to welcome the US president to London, arguing that “the special relationship is generational, not one person”, after calls for the Queen to scrap the royal banquet were sparked.

As the UK prepares for the US president’s state visit, ministers and courtiers at the Royal Palace fear Donald Trump could embarrass the Queen by openly speaking out in favour of Brexit at the official banquet on Monday, the Daily Mail reported citing sources in the palace.

Despite the Royal Family's painstaking attempts to remain above the political affray, those involved in the planning of the visit are anticipating Trump might use his address at Buckingham Palace to heap praise on the UK's decision to quit the EU.

Jun 02 09:50

Israel depends on anti-Semitism

As I write, the latest episode of the “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” is playing out with depressing predictability on social and news media.

Pete Willsman, a left-wing member of Labour’s rule-making national executive, has reportedly had his party membership suspended after a secret audio recording – apparently of him – was released by LBC radio.

In the recording, Willsman apparently states a bland and obvious truth – that the Israeli embassy has been involved in whipping up the “Labour anti-Semitism” story as a weapon against leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party more generally.

It’s the latest testament to the sad state of the Labour Party’s “soft left” that some of its most-prominent young voices have repeatedly thrown veterans like Willsman under the bus in order to appease the Israel lobby and the Labour right.

Jun 02 09:31

Graduate gets £60k payout over 'false advertising' claim

A graduate who sued her university over her "Mickey Mouse" degree has received a £60,000 out-of-court settlement.

Pok Wong graduated with a first in international business strategy from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013.

But she claimed the university "exaggerated the prospects of a career" and sued them for false advertising.

A spokesperson for Anglia Ruskin University said the settlement was agreed with their insurer's solicitors, and they did not support it.

Jun 02 09:25

U.K. Hits "Open Borders" Highs - 600,000 Migrants Arrive In Just One Year

On the heels of the Lyon terrorist attack that happened last Friday, with Mohamed Hichem M. confessing to the crime and pledging allegiance to ISIS, new statistics show that over a quarter million migrants entered Britain than refugees that left.

Jun 02 09:10

Tories face losing EVERY seat in general election and Brexit could be CANCELLED

Daniel Hannan took to Twitter to warn every Tory MP risks being ousted if there is a snap election and that a Labour-Lib Dem coalition could keep the UK in the EU. The MEP said: “I have a horrible vision of every Tory MP losing his seat, a Lib-Lab government cancelling Brexit and scrapping the Lords, leaving me as the last Conservative standing – still in the sodding EU.” Mr Hannan was responding to a shock new poll by Opinium which saw the Tories pushed to third place with 17 percent.

It comes after they were virtually wiped out in last month’s European elections due to the Brexit fiasco which has forced Prime Minister Theresa May to resign.

The survey put Jeremy Corbyn’s party ahead of the Tories in second place with 22 percent of votes.

Jun 02 09:04

UK Border Force Intercepts 74 Migrants Trying to Cross English Channel

Britain's Border Force intercepted 74 people Saturday, including minors, on eight vessels trying to cross the English Channel into Britain, while two further boats were stopped by French authorities.

Jun 02 09:04

Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of “the fascists of the 20th century” in an explosive intervention before the US president’s state visit to London that begins on Monday.

Writing in the Observer, Khan condemned the red-carpet treatment being afforded to Trump who, with his wife Melania, will be a guest of the Queen during his three-day stay, which is expected to provoke massive protests in the capital on Tuesday.

Khan said: “President Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than 70 years.

May 31 10:01

Senior Corbyn ally is SUSPENDED by Labour after being recorded claiming that the Israeli embassy and a gang of 68 rabbis and moles planted in party are manufacturing anti-Semitism crisis

An ally of Jeremy Corbyn was suspended today after being recorded claiming the Israeli embassy and 68 rabbis in London are behind a conspiracy to engulf Labour and its leader with anti-Semitism claims.

Peter Willsman, a member of Labour's ruling NEC executive committee, claimed that Israel have planted agents in the party with the purpose of damaging its reputation.

In a recording obtained by LBC, Mr Willsman says: 'It's almost certain who is behind all this anti-Semitism against Jeremy. Almost certainly, it was the Israeli embassy.

'They caught somebody in the Labour Party who it turns out in an agent in the embassy.'

May 31 09:59

Marcus Ball thinks you’re thick

Marcus Ball is in the news today. He’s the bloke who has crowdfunded a legal action against Boris Johnson, alleging the Vote Leave leader committed misconduct in public office when he said during the referendum that the UK gave £350million a week to the EU.

We won’t get into the £350million debate again. Let’s just say that all politicians spin, voters know this, and we’re still waiting on George Osborne to apologise for his mad claim that Brexit would cost us all £4,300 a piece.

What’s more worrying here is that well-funded individuals – Ball used some of the cash he raised to pay for a plush London flat, professional headshots and ‘self-defence classes’ – are being allowed to haul politicians they disagree with before the courts.

May 31 09:43

'ASHAMED OF MY COUNTRY' Elton John launches into an anti-Brexit tirade and tells fans he’s ‘European’ and not an ‘English idiot’

SIR Elton John unleashed an anti-Brexit tirade at a gig — telling the audience he was “European” and not an “English idiot”.

The Rocketman star, 72, said he was “ashamed” of the UK and fed up with British MPs during the 60-second rant as he sat as his piano.

May 31 07:49

Price of installing smart meters for gas and electricity across Britain is expected to be £500 million more than expected - and YOU will cover the cost through charges on your energy bill

Plans to put 50million smart gas and electricity meters in all homes and businesses by the end of next year are hopelessly behind schedule.

Official figures show a 6.7 per cent fall in the number of high-tech devices installed in the first three months of this year compared to the final three of 2018.

The cost of the project is also rising and is now expected to hit £11.5billion – with all energy customers footing the bill.

May 30 11:40

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Shock graph shows how Farage would have had general election LANDSLIDE

THE BREXIT Party’s triumphant win the European Election, if adjusted, would have given Nigel Farage a landslide victory in a general election, a shock study has sensationally revealed.

May 30 11:38

EU SHOCK: How Tony Blair was PAID by EU before helping to DOUBLE UK's budget contribution

TONY BLAIR received a financial reward of around £3,000 from the EU in recognition for his services to European integration just years before he helped to double Britain’s contributions to the bloc budget, unearthed reports reveal.

May 30 10:58

Somali Parents Sending Their Kids Back to Africa to Escape London Knife Crime Epidemic

Hundreds of Somali teenagers are being sent back to East Africa by their parents in order to avoid becoming victims of London’s spiraling knife crime epidemic.

One mother told the BBC how her son was stabbed four times in just 17 days in London.

“They damaged his bladder, his kidneys, his liver. He’s got permanent damage,” she said, adding “He was safer there [in Somaliland] than he was here, 100 per cent more safe than in London.”

Another 21-year-old man called Yusuf told mentor Jamal Hassan he moved to Nairobi because he was seeing people get stabbed in London “every other day”.

Islington mayor Rakhia Ismail, a Somali immigrant, says that around 40 per cent of Somali families are sending their children back home.

May 30 10:31

Boris Johnson could go on trial for 'lying and misleading' in Brexit campaign, judge orders

Boris Johnson faces trial for allegedly “lying and misleading the British public” about the consequences of Brexit.

A judge summonsed the Conservative MP to appear in court after a member of the public launched a private prosecution over claims EU membership was costing the UK £350m a week.

District Judge Margot Coleman threw out arguments by Mr Johnson’s lawyers that the case was a “vexatious” attempt to undermine the result of the 2016 referendum.

A written judgment handed down on Wednesday said: “Having considered all the relevant factors, I am satisfied that this is a proper case to issue the summons as requested for the three offences [of misconduct in a public office].

May 30 10:12

Hammond sparks Brexit OUTRAGE as he threatens to withhold money unless no deal removed

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond sparked the fury of BBC News viewers as he claimed more money could only be released by the Government for public spending if no deal Brexit was taken off the negotiating table.

May 30 09:47

Gilad on Brexit, Frankfurt school, and the as-a crowd

May 30 09:34

Heseltine warns Tories: don’t follow ‘poisonous politics of Nigel Farage’

Michael Heseltine has warned the Conservative leadership candidates that they will never win a general election by following the “poisonous politics of Nigel Farage”, as he said the prospect of 100,000 Tory members choosing the next prime minister filled him with dread.

The former deputy prime minister, who was suspended from the Conservatives for voting Liberal Democrat in last week’s European elections, said the party would permanently lose his support and that of millions of other Conservatives by becoming more “Faragiste”.

Heseltine made the remarks in a speech to mark his appointment as president of the European Movement.

In a warning to the Conservative leadership candidates, he said: “Turn yourselves into branch offices of Brexit if you wish. But if you do so, you are on your own. Those upon whom you depend to win power in a general election will not come back. Good luck. Goodbye.

May 30 09:29

‘London isn’t an English city anymore’: John Cleese hot take sparks Twitter firestorm

British comedy icon John Cleese’s claim that London is no longer an “English city” has unleashed a flood of reaction on Twitter as Brits latch onto another topic to fight about.

The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star dredged up previous comments he made about the UK capital losing its sense of Englishness, tweeting that the observation has since been confirmed by virtually all his friends from abroad.

“I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU,” the comedian added.

May 30 09:24

‘War criminal’ Alastair Campbell should be in The Hague not getting TV airtime, says George Galloway

George Galloway has hit out at the recent outpouring of sympathy for former Labour Party spin doctor and “war criminal” Alastair Campbell who was expelled from the party after admitting he voted against them in the EU elections.

The former British MP tweeted on Tuesday that Campbell, who was the press secretary for former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, “should be in The Hague” for war crimes and “not on every television station in the land.”

May 30 08:46

Government has handed almost £100m of taxpayers' cash to consultants to help them plan for Brexit - and it could reach £240m if we are still in the EU in 2020

Almost £100million of taxpayers' money has been spent on consultants brought in to help the Government with Brexit planning, a leaked report revealed today.

The Whitehall document marked 'official sensitive' also predicts that the figure could hit £240million by the end of 2020 if the UK has not left the EU by then.

The figures emerged in a draft report by the National Audit Office (NAO), set up to scrutinise Government spending in every department, which says that £97million has gone to Brexit consultants so far.

Money was spent on projects such as how to avoid a shortage of food, medical supplies and equipment by getting it through Britain's ports if trade barriers went up.

May 30 08:40

Revealed: Remainer entrepreneur who crowdfunded to prosecute Boris Johnson over Brexit 'lies' spent £50,000 of donations on branded cupcakes, self-defence classes and a luxury flat with private gym

The Remainer entrepreneur who crowdfunded £370,000 to prosecute Boris Johnson spent nearly £50,000 of the donations on himself – including self-defence classes, a luxury flat and branded cupcakes.

Entrepreneur Marcus Ball, 29, is bringing a case against the former foreign secretary for misconduct in a public office, claiming Mr Johnson misled the public when he said Britain gave the EU £350million per week.

May 30 08:38

Physics graduate, 25, who was turned down by police force where his detective inspector father works for not being disabled, black, transgender or gay finally gets officer job

A police applicant who was rejected for being a white heterosexual male is now set to join the force after it was found to have discriminated against him.

May 29 14:32

Brexit bludgeon batters Britain’s politics all over again - George Galloway

Desperate spin notwithstanding, the tsunami created by Nigel Farage’s six-week old Brexit Party may sweep away centuries-old parties which may now begin to split into their constituent parts.

But first a word about Farage. As a populist politician he is perfectly evolved. Cheerful, possessed of only the ordinary vices, personable, a communicator of genius. He is neither a philosopher nor an ideologue but gripped by one iron-clad obsession – British withdrawal from the European Union.

Single-mindedly pursued for a quarter of a century, this obsession has changed the course of history in a way not matched since Mr Churchill in the summer of 1940, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair not excepted.

May 29 12:02

Remainer John Bercow vows to stay on as Speaker past July as he threatens to block No Deal Brexit

REMAINER John Bercow has vowed to stay on as speaker of the House of Commons past July after threatening to block a No Deal Brexit.

The move risks sparking a fresh rift with Eurosceptic Tories, who have accused him of using his supposedly neutral role in Parliament to try to keep Britain in the EU.

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