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May 08 10:31

Theresa May makes 'BOLD' offer to rebel MPs - but REFUSES to resign

A Tory grassroots revolt has been threatened on June 15 if the Prime Minister does not set out specifics on when she will pack her bags and leave Downing Street. But, following Prime Minister's questions on Wednesday and growing speculation that she would announce a departure date, a Downing Street spokesperson said Mrs May is not planning to bring forward her departure saying: “She is here to deliver Brexit in phase one, and then she will leave and make way for new leadership in phase two.”

May 08 09:51

King-to-Be Charles to ‘Cherish’ His Bond With Germany Amid Brexit Turbulence

The heir to the British throne begins his big German tour on 7 May. Ahead of the visit, his address to a party in Berlin, reportedly considered to be Prince Charles’ “olive branch” over the chaos around the UK-EU’s divorce, has been leaked to the media. The royal is expected to talk about the UK’s special relations with the European powerhouse.

May 07 18:28

Facial recognition wrongly identifies public as potential criminals 96% of time, figures reveal

Eight trials carried in London between 2016 and 2018 resulted in a 96 per cent rate of “false positives” – where software wrongly alerts police that a person passing through the scanning area matches a photo on the database.

Two deployments outside the Westfield in shopping centre in Stratford last year saw a 100 per cent failure rate and monitors said a 14-year-old black schoolboy was fingerprinted after being misidentified.

Police allegedly stopped people for covering their faces or wearing hoods, and one man was fined for a public order offence after refusing to be scanned in Romford.

Scotland Yard called the trials “overt” but The Independent found shoppers unaware facial recognition was being used, and campaigners accused police of rolling out the technology “by stealth”.

May 07 11:35

Britain’s Prime Minister and the Huawei Scandal

Last Wednesday, Senior U.K. Cabinet ministers were hauled before a leak inquiry to determine who was responsible for the unprecedented reporting of highly secret discussions concerning national security.

Gavin Williamson was found to be guilty by an investigation of Theresa May’s instigation. Her letter to Williamson was not unambiguous – it categorically stated he was guilty. There was no margin for misunderstanding. As Williamson heads to the backbenches, May has made a new enemy – one who was a party whip – with all the secrets that role comes with.

But as Politico reported just a few days ago, there’s more to this story than a simple leak – even if it was about national security.

May 07 11:31

Expose´: The Labour Party Treats Palestinian Supporters as Mental Cases

If you need further evidence that the Labour Party is a dark political force that doesn’t deserve the light of day, the following will supply the confirmation you need.

Mrs. Marianne Northam (74) joined the Labour Party so she could cast a vote in favour of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership as she believed him to be “a man with integrity and principles.”

May 07 10:44

Royal Navy Building 'Littoral Strike Groups' to Help Uncle Sam Bully Third World

Most countries have coastal navies for defence against attack from the sea. A few also have ocean-going navies to control and contest control of open seas. However only the US and the UK aspire to build a third navy designed to operate in the coastal zones of other nations:

May 07 10:30

GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS UK WILL HOLD EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

The Government have finally confirmed the least surprising political news in some time – that European Parliament Elections will go ahead. David Lidington confirmed that there would not be enough time to complete the ratification of Brexit before 23rd May.

May 07 10:28

Rebelling against ‘globalism’ & a ‘new world order’ doesn’t make Farage an ‘anti-Semite’

Anti-Semites do favor conspiracies about shadowy international networks of influence, but that doesn’t mean that anyone who raises concerns about “globalism” or the emergence of a “new world order” should be labeled a neo-Nazi.

The accusation was aired against Nigel Farage in a two-part hitpiece by the Guardian, a fortnight before an EU parliamentary election in which his Brexit party is now predicted to become the biggest faction representing the UK. The British newspaper rummaged through a decade of the former UKIP leader’s interviews with Infowars host Alex Jones, and then invited activists and political adversaries to condemn him.

May 05 17:42

Churchill Sent 2 Mil Russian Refugees to Certain Death at End of WWII

We recently stumbled across this remarkable article from 1988! in the journal Imprimis, and when we read it, we could scarcely believe our eyes. When we started asking people about it, we heard different things - one person said this has been disproven, others said it was true and that they knew eye-witnesses who were deported.

Apparently the British government sued Tolstoy when he made these charges in an attempt to shut him up. We don't know if the charges are true or not, but it makes for extraordinary reading, and I appeal to people who know something about this to please help us fill out our knowledge in the comments section below. It is situations like this where our commentors are simply invaluable.

May 05 17:29

Flashback - Meet the REAL ruling class: How 1 in 12 MPs is related to another politician in dynasties dating back 140 years

New research by Parliament reveals how 57 of the 650 people with a seat in the Commons are related to other serving or former MPs.

There are more MPs related to another politician than sit in the whole of the Liberal Democrat party.

It includes six married couples who sit alongside each other on the famous green leather benches, 21 MPs whose parents served in the Commons and three pairs of siblings.

May 04 09:09

CONSERVATIVES BREAK THROUGH 1000-SEAT LOSS MARK

Labour’s shock poor performance today has shielded the Conservatives from much of the criticism their woeful local election performance deserves. The Tories were bracing for losses around the 700-800 mark, the higher numbers briefed out last week were meant to be for expectation management purposes. They have just plunged through the 1,000-seat loss mark…

One of the bigger Tory casualties was Arun District Council leader Gillian Brown – it just so happens that Brown is Philip Hammond’s mother-in-law. That’ll make for some awkward conversations at the next family occasion…

May 04 08:35

Jeremy Corbyn, Hobson’s Imperialism, and antisemitism

The campaign about antisemitism in Corbyn’s Labour party is getting absurd (Corbyn urged to explain his praise for antisemitic book, 2 May). Hobson’s Imperialism: A Study has been taught for years in universities up and down the country (I taught it myself). No one has ever felt the need to highlight the 10 lines or so, in a book of 400 pages, which are antisemitic, but Corbyn was expected to do so.

May 03 11:32

UK Warplanes Kick Off Airspace Policing Mission Along Russian Borders in Baltic

NATO has beefed up its presence in the Baltic region considerably recently ahead of a series of massive army and naval drills taking place over the next two months.

A unit of four Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes officially started their airspace policing mission over the Baltic states on Thursday, taking over from the German Luftwaffe, whose planes had carried out the rotating patrols since last August.

The air policing mission was handed off to the RAF at a solemn ceremony attended by Estonian, British and German military personnel at the Amari Air base near Tallinn, Estonia, about 200 km west of the country's border with Russia.

May 03 10:50

Local elections 2019: Theresa May HUMILIATED as Conservatives face Brexit BACKLASH

THERESA MAY’s Conservatives are haemorrhaging councillors as the Liberal Democrats and Independent candidates endured a spectacular night in the 2019 local elections.

May 03 10:23

Evil Russians Tricked Gullible Jewish Gentleman Into Spying on Britain!

The mystery of Lord Victor Rothschild’s (1910-1990) connections to Soviet intelligence has vexed researchers for over a half century now. As the scion of an ultra-wealthy banking house and confidante to Winston Churchill, Rothschild was an influential figure in Britain’s power elite for decades, occupying key positions in counterintelligence, the energy sector and strategic policy planning. But was he also the notorious Cambridge Spy Ring’s “Fifth Man,” a spy for Moscow who could access the crown jewels of UK secrets?

The Cambridge network – consisting of Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross – has gone down in history as one of Soviet secret service’s most successful penetrations, to the shame of the British establishment. Long after their exposure, Rothschild was well-situated as a grey cardinal of UK politics, seemingly untouchable.

May 03 10:18

UK Gov’t Trying to Relaunch Skripal ‘Propaganda Campaign’ - Political Analyst

UK ministers are expected to change House of Lords rules to stem the flow of "red money" from Russia and China, the Sunday Times reported. The move is designed to make MPs fully disclose their assets associated with Russia and China and to introduce an espionage law to identify foreign spies working for banks and other British companies.

May 03 02:53

Trump Likely to Be Barred from Addressing UK Parliament During State Visit

During his upcoming state visit to the UK next month, Donald Trump will most likely not address the UK Parliament, as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow continues to oppose the idea of the US president addressing the body.
According to a report by The Guardian, the US president will visit the UK between June 3 and June 5. During the visit, Trump will attend ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces (Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the US) invaded Northern France (then occupied by Germany) through beach landings during World War II.

"I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons," Bercow said back in 2017, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May first invited Trump for a state visit.

Last week, Bercow and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also both refused an invitation to attend a banquet to be held in honor of Trump's state visit in June.

The Guardian, citing anonymous government sources, wrote that it is unlikely Trump will be allowed to address Parliament>>>

May 02 10:30

Brexit LIVE: Verhofstadt to visit Britain NEXT WEEK in push for 'Brexit REVOLT' in EU poll

GUY Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit representative, is coming to Britain next week to campaign for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections.

Meanwhile Theresa May’s embattled Cabinet is facing fresh splits today amid reports the Government is considering a customs union deal with Labour to get a Brexit agreement through Parliament. There is still no guarantee the UK will be participating in the Europe-wide poll - but Mr Verhofstadt is planning to knock on doors in Britain. The Belgian national, who is seeking re-election to the chamber himself, will travel over by Eurostar from Brussels to join Lib Dem canvassers on the doorstep on Friday, the Independent reported.

May 02 09:02

Magician's Assistant & Royal Navy Reservist: Meet UK's 1st Female Defence Minister

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been slammed for "fooling" the public "into thinking the ship is now in safe hands" after her decision to replace the sacked Defence Minister Gavin Williamson with a candidate who doesn't appear to instill confidence in the public.

The first woman to hold the post of UK Defence Minister, Penny Mordaunt's resume includes a job as a magician's assistant, a head of foreign press for George W. Bush's presidential campaign, a politician and a Royal Navy Reserve sub-lieutenant, as well as an appearance on a reality TV show.

May 02 08:40

UK is Europe's Top Sex Slave Market, Romanian Investigators Claim

Many thousands of Romanian teenagers are being lured into debt bondage and exploitation by trafficking gangs whose nefarious network is spread all across Europe.

Romanian anti-trafficking investigators claim that the UK has become Europe's biggest market for sex slaves.
Girls as young as 10 or 11 are being “exported” throughout Europe, and are sometimes sold by their own parents in a near-medieval manner, claims Iana Matei, the founder of Reaching out Romania.

Matei runs a shelter for survivors of trafficking, tucked away at a clandestine site 70 miles from the capital Bucharest.

It is no surprise, she says, that most of the victims are originally from rural Romania, where up to 70 percent of the population lives in poverty.

May 01 15:44

Fish in British rivers contain traces of COCAINE, ketamine, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs

Scientists were left shocked when traces of illegal party drugs were found in freshwater shrimp swimming in Britain’s countryside rivers.

Drugs such as cocaine and ketamine were discovered by a team investigating 15 sites at five rivers around Suffolk to see what chemicals were in the water.

The authors said ‘surprisingly’ they found cocaine in every single sample - while the party drug ketamine and other pharmaceuticals were also found in the shrimp.

May 01 11:44

Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail (Streamed Live)

May 01 11:40

Trump Visit Prompts Postponement of UK PM’s Showdown With Tory Chiefs

Downing Street announced last week that US President Donald Trump will arrive in London for a three-day visit in June to coincide with the 75th D-Day commemorations.

The Conservative Party is due to call an Emergency General Meeting, unprecedented in its 185-year history, amid the grassroots activists’ revolt over Brexit.

As The Sun revealed yesterday, Theresa May is to face 800 constituency chairmen after a petition from 70 of them demanded her resignation for failing to take Britain out of the EU.

The confrontation, however, will not take place until at least the second week of June, The Sun has also learned, as party bosses from the National Conservative Convention bowed to pleas from the PM’s allies to hold off until after the US President’s first state visit to commemorate D-Day ‘s 75th anniversary, from 3-5 June.

May 01 10:03

Assange Sentenced To 50 Weeks In UK Prison For Skipping Bail

Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in a UK prison - close to the maximum sentence - for skipping bail in 2012 to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, setting off a seven-year showdown with UK law enforcement and the US that ended with his arrest earlier this month, WSJ reports.

Judge Deborah Taylor said during the sentencing that it would be difficult to find a more serious example of the offense.

Mark Simmons, who represented Assange on Wednesday, said the WikiLeaks founder skipped bail and sought refuge in the embassy because he was afraid of being renditioned to the US from Sweden.

After arriving at the Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday, Assange defiantly raised his fist to rally his supporters. A judge declared during an earlier hearing that Assange's case could warrant the maximum sentence after he was found guilty shortly after his arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, I don't think we will see Assange out of this prison (known as the UK's Gitmo) for an extradition hearing.

The Powers that Be in the US, on both sides of the aisle, want this guy dead, and would love nothing better than to see him assassinated before an extradition hearing can even be placed on the Federal Calendar; something I am very certain MI5 or MI6 could easily arrange, with a little "quid pro quo" from their "American cousins".

May 01 04:37

Time to Foreclose on the Churchill Cult

As First Lord of the Admiralty [during the First World War], he imposed on Imperial Germany a starvation blockade that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. This blockade wasn't lifted until several months after the hostilities had ended. In the Second World War Churchill supported the terror bombing of German cities, at a time when these population centers could no longer defend themselves and when the war was all but lost ... At Yalta the prime minister worked to preserve the British Empire by shamelessly praising Stalin and the Soviet Empire ... Throughout his life, he stood for the British Empire, British independence, and an "anti-socialist vision of England." In the end, Churchill watched all three vanish.

May 01 04:35

Winston Churchill's 'naughty document

The so-called 'naughty document' on which Winston Churchill carved up Europe with Josef Stalin is set to go on public display for the first time. Britain's wartime leader made the secret pact with Moscow in 1944 as the Allies closed in on victory over Nazi Germany. The sheet of paper showed the percentages of Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia which would be under Soviet or British control. It is going on display at London's National Archives in an exhibition called Britain's Cold War Revealed ... The phrase 'naughty document' was coined by Churchill himself, who recognised that it could come over as 'callous'. Churchill said his American allies would be 'shocked if they saw how crudely he had put it' ... 'It's potentially incredibly significant - the fate of millions being decided with the stroke of a pen as a result of a casual meeting.
Note: Churchill was a drunk.

May 01 04:31

Myths About Britain's 'Finest Hour'

There's a myth now about the British hanging together in those dark days [of 1939-1941]. "London can take it," Ed Murrow told America in his CBS broadcasts. Actually, morale was appalling. Most people correctly had little confidence in the competence of their government and thought Germany was going to win. In the Channel Islands, which the Nazis did take over, the people greeted them hospitably and turned in Jews with zest. The British Ministry of Information employed 10,000 people to read people's mail surreptitiously, intercepting about 200,000 letters a week, and discovered that people were deeply pessimistic, and thought Churchill was "played out."

Apr 30 10:39

WITH GUN BAN NOT WORKING, POLITICIANS IN BRITAIN NOW WANT TO BAN KNIVES NATIONWIDE

If ever we needed proof of the expression that "guns don’t kill people, people kill people" look no further than Britain, where families may have to start practicing cutting their steak and bread at dinner with a spoon. This is, of course, because Britain's politicians have now made the absurdly ridiculous move to call for the banning of what Reason magazine called "the most useful tool ever invented" - the knife.

Reason reported this morning that British politicians have "declared war on knives" and are moving swiftly to try and ban them, since gun laws aren't working to help stop crime altogether:

Having failed to disarm criminals with gun controls that they defy, British politicians are now turning their attention to implementing something new and different: knife control. Because criminals will be much more respectful of knife laws than of those targeted at firearms, I guess.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am thoroughly reminded of Ron White's line about "You can't fix stupid", which is the way the British Government is trying to handle this issue.

So, soon in the UK, will Chefs' carving knives have to come with a permit?!?

One might imagine so.

Will there be "instructional videos on "how to carve meat with a plastic spoon?!? One might imagine that as well.

And will grocery stores only be allowed to send meat ground, even lamb chops and spare ribs?!?

Right now, in the UK, I wouldn't bet against it.

London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, has been such an horrendous disappointment to the British people, that if he stands again for election in this capacity, I would almost bet on a Conservative candidate trouncing on him, and winning handily.

Apr 30 09:44

Drop Huawei from any 5G deal or we could cut intelligence ties, US cyber security official warns the UK - as Cabinet ministers face having their mobile phones seized over a leak from a top secret meeting

The UK risks being cut out of the loop by American spies if it uses Huawei technology for its 5G mobile network, a senior US official warned today.

Robert Strayer, the deputy assistant secretary for cyber security at the State Department, said any involvement of the Chinese tech giant poses an 'unacceptable risk'.

Describing the seriousness of the problem for the US Mr Strayer said today: 'What we really have here is a loaded gun'.

And Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that Britain should be wary about embracing Chinese firms because they are legally obliged to help their country's spies.

Apr 30 08:45

GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan quits

The director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, is to stand down early for personal reasons, mainly health issues involving his wife and other family members.

Hannigan only took over at the UK’s surveillance agency in November 2014 to oversee a more open approach after revelations by the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden put GCHQ on the defensive in 2013.

His sudden resignation – he informed staff just hours before making this decision public – prompted speculation that it might be related to British concerns over shared intelligence with the US in the wake of Donald Trump becoming president.

But the GCHQ press release stressed his decision was exclusively for family reasons. As well as his ill wife, Hannigan has two elderly parents to look after. He will remain in post until a successor is appointed.

Apr 29 09:02

Fracking tsar quits after six months with furious blast over Government surrender to eco lobby

Natascha Engel, the Government's fracking tsar, has quit the post after just six months, claiming policy around the controversial process means there is "no purpose" to her job.

The former Labour MP told Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, developing the industry will be "an impossible task" despite its "enormous potential".

Apr 29 09:01

DAN HODGES: Who's in charge of Britain today? It isn't Theresa May or the Cabinet... the terrifying answer is it's nobody

Who runs Britain? Who is actually responsible for the governance of our nation this morning?

It isn’t the Prime Minister. Mrs May holds that title, but has relinquished any grip on the office. The only meaningful decision left for her now is the announcement of the date of her departure from Downing Street.

It’s not the Cabinet. As the Huawei debacle has revealed, their focus is no longer on running the Government but jostling for the premiership. The views of the voters of Britain are now secondary to the views of the 120,000 members of the Tory Party who will be eligible to vote in the upcoming leadership election.

Apr 29 08:59

Trump Slammed as 'Threat to World Order' Ahead of UK Visit

The US president last visited the UK in July 2018, with his visit being met with protests and even the launch of a "Trump-baby" blimp in London in mockery of the head of the White House.

Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry criticised the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK in June in light of his recent decision to pull-out of the unratified international Arms Trade Treaty. In her opinion, the move was "the final confirmation that [Trump] is not the leader of the free world".

"He never has been, and he does not deserve the honour of a state visit to Britain", she added.

Apr 29 08:46

SECRET UK MILITARY LAB GASSED, KILLED 48,400 ANIMALS IN 7 YEARS – REPORT

Around 48,400 animals, — namely pigs, monkeys, and guinea pigs — were killed in experiments conducted at the secret Porton Down laboratory in Wiltshire between 2007 and 2017, the Sunday Mirror reported. The Ministry of Defence supported the practice as being life-saving for British troops.

Porton Down reportedly tested experimental body armour by blasting animals covered in it with various explosives. It also tested poisonous substances, gases, and nerve agents on animals.

The news was not well received by animal rights groups, with Animal Aid slamming the experiments for causing “extreme suffering and death”, calling them morally unconscionable. The NGO stated that such experiments are unnecessary and noted that the number of killed animals is “alarming”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but 48,000 animals to be "sacrificed" in this manner, appears to be horrifically impossible to justify, unless, of course, the scientists doing these "experiments" happened to be avowed sadists as well.

Apr 28 10:01

Defense Expert Korotchenko: “The UK Has Flushed It’s Reputation and Empire Down the Toilet”

Apr 26 10:58

UK to build steel wall to protect Trump during visit: Report

British authorities are planning a massive wall at the site of a World War ll memorial to protect US President Donald Trump during his state visit to the location in June as public outrage about the controversial trip continues to grow.

The leader of the local council in the southern English city of Portsmouth revealed on Thursday that authorities will encircle the location of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in the city with two steel layers of security fencing to prevent the public from reaching the site where Trump will be present along the British queen to attend the memorial.

Gerald Vernon-Jackson, a Liberal Democrat, expressed his huge fury at the plans, saying it would deprive the public from paying their tribute to the war veterans.

Apr 26 10:53

Claim: Davos Brexit Talks Between Blair, Soros Covered Up by European Commission

The conversations between former British prime minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair, Hungarian-born billionaire plutocrat and open borders campaign funder George Soros, and a top EU Commissioner reportedly took place at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The talks are said to have centred around a plan to prevent the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, EU Observer reports.

Apr 26 10:41

UK condemns Russia’s decision on granting citizenship for Donbass residents

UK officials have condemned Russia’s decision to simplify procedures for Donbass residents to obtain Russian passports, the UK Foreign Office informed in a statement published on its website.

"The UK condemns [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin’s decision to sign a decree making it easier for Ukrainian citizens living in non-Government controlled areas of eastern Ukraine to receive Russian passports," a spokesperson of the UK Foreign Office said.

"This step is the latest in a pattern of Russian behaviour aimed at threatening Ukraine’s security and sovereignty, and undermining its territorial integrity," the diplomat continued.

Apr 26 10:34

UK must show leadership on Turkmenistan’s human rights atrocities

t’s time for the UK to show global leadership on Turkmenistan’s human rights abuses, says Comment Central.

As the dawn of Brexit approaches, the UK is entering a crucial phase in its foreign policy; one that is likely to define its international approach for much of the 21st Century.

The Foreign Affairs Committee under the leadership of Tom Tugendhat has become an increasingly important actor in the UK’s debate on foreign policy, launching necessary and important inquiries.

One such initiative is the recently announced Autocracies and UK Foreign Policy Inquiry. Its remit is to examine British policy towards autocratic states and the ways in which they interact with the rules-based system. It is essential that it looks beyond the countries that make headlines to those that will be of increased geopolitical importance in the coming years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Britain is headed back to the age of empires (they are hardly alone) when they got clobbered in Afghanistan, slaughtered the Zulu and pillaged India.

Apr 26 10:11

Staff members are quitting their jobs at the U.K.’s National Health Service because of rampant transgender experimentation on children

There’s a mass exodus taking place within the ranks of the National Health Service (NHS), the official government-run “health care” program of the United Kingdom, over corrupt policies that a growing number of ex-employees are describing as unproven scientific experimentation on children with gender dysphoria.

According to reports, more underage children than ever in England are now being recommended for gender transition “therapy” in the form of drugs and surgery, even when they’re just confused – as many developing youngsters are as they naturally transition through puberty into adulthood.

As many as 18 people have thus far resigned from the NHS gender clinic due to outrage and outright horror over what they’ve been witnessing take place there over the past several years. In essence, children as young as three are being given puberty-blockers, and in some cases irreversible cross-sex hormones, in pandering concession to the Cult of LGBT.

Apr 25 07:44

GCHQ blasts Trump's 'utterly ridiculous' accusation that it helped Barack Obama spy on his campaign in 2016 - just a day after the President accepted invitation for UK state visit

GCHQ - Britain's electronic espionage agency - has blasted Donald Trump's 'utterly ridiculous' accusation that it helped Barack Obama spy on his campaign in 2016 - just a day after the president announced his UK state visit.

The US president highlighted a claim by former CIA analyst Larry Johnson that British intelligence assisted the administration of Barack Obama by spying on his 2016 run for the White House.

In a trademark tweet, Mr Trump added: 'WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!'

However GCHQ responded by referring to a statement it issued when similar allegations surfaced in 2017 dismissing the claim it was asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president elect as 'nonsense'.

'They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored,' the statement said.

Apr 25 07:30

PM May's Job Safe Until December, Promises To Provide EU Departure “Clarity”

Under Tory party rules, the leader cannot be subjected to a no-confidence vote until December, after defeating the last bid to unseat her four months ago.

Theresa May has narrowly escaped the threat of a challenge to her position as Conservative leader until at least December.

With senior MPs on the backbench 1922 Committee rejecting calls for changes to Party rules allowing for a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister in the coming weeks, Theresa May can breathe a sigh of relief.

Nonetheless, May is expected to provide the Committee with "clarity" and a timeline regarding her plans to remain PM if her EU Withdrawal Agreement fails.

Apr 22 13:56

Billionaire Branson Congratulates May for Stopping Clean, No Deal Brexit

Richard Branson has congratulated Prime Minister Theresa May for “standing up” to the “extreme right-wing” of her party by stopping a clean Brexit, saying he would “dearly love” a second referendum.

The billionaire businessman who lives on a private island told Reuters, “I take my hat off to Theresa May for standing up to her extreme right-wing and not allowing a no-deal Brexit to happen because I think that would have done irreparable damage to Great Britain and a lot of damage to Europe, as well.”

“Obviously I just dearly would love to see another referendum,” he added, explaining that the largest democratic mandate in British history should be overturned — even before it has been implemented — because many Brexit voters “are no longer” and because “a lot of young people now can vote.”

Apr 22 12:13

SHUFFLE SHELVED Theresa May is forced to abandon plans for major Cabinet reshuffle because of new Brexit delay

THERESA May has been forced to abandoned plans for a major Cabinet reshuffle next month because of the Brexit delay.

The new blow to the PM’s survival hopes comes as it emerged that three out of five party members plan to refuse to vote Tory in the euro elections.

Apr 22 10:29

BRITAIN'S ASSASSINATION PROGRAMME STRETCHING BACK TO 9/11

SOURCE: TRUEPUBLICA.ORG.UK
Reprieve is a legal charity which seeks to uphold the rule of law and the rights of individuals around the world—with a specific focus on death penalty cases and abuses committed under the umbrella of the “War on Terror”. It has submitted written evidence to Parliament’s Defence Committee in this regard. It makes strong reference to Britain carrying out covert air strikes outside of declared war zones—primarily, in Pakistan, Somalia and the like. Reprieve’s investigations have included the role played by the UK in facilitating the covert strikes carried out by US bodies including the CIA and JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command). As part of its work, Reprieve also represents a number of relatives of civilians killed—in Reprieve’s view, illegally—in such covert strikes. You can read the submissions HERE.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That Britain's government was not only capable of state sponsored, extra-judicial assassinations, but employed them frequently, should be no surprise to anyone with a cursory knowledge of contemporary British history.

Apr 21 05:12

Facebook role in Brexit and the threat to democracy TED

Facebook can and does publish false and deceptive ads with absolutely no accountability.

Apr 19 11:13

‘No Chance Whatsoever’: Democrat Speaker Pelosi Contradicts Trump, Slams UK-U.S. Brexit Trade Deal

Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there will be “no chance whatsoever” of a UK-U.S. trade deal after Brexit if Britain leaving the European Union impacts the British-Irish border.

Speaking ahead of a trip to Ireland and the United Kingdom, NancyPelosi said: “first of all it is very hard to pass a trade bill in the Congress of the United States, so [it isn’t a] given any way,” she claimed.

“[B]ut if there were any weakening of the Good Friday accords, there would be no chance whatsoever, a non-starter for a U.S.-UK trade agreement.”

Apr 19 11:06

Embarrassing: British Navy Fails at Tracking Russian Subs; Sailors Caught Doing Cocaine

Scandal in the British Navy. Sailors of the Talent nuclear submarine were caught using cocaine. It resulted in the disruption of the operation of tracking down Russian submarines in the North Sea.

It's reported HMS Talent should've gone on a raid last Sunday, but the day before the crew members attended a party after which seven sailors failed a drug test. They were fired and the submarine's departure was postponed.

The local press noted this wasn't the first time the submarine encountered troubles. Four years ago, this submarine was on a raid on tracking down Russians, but it hit an iceberg and almost sank.

Apr 19 10:47

Britain's role in the suffering of Yemen – squalid beyond belief

Britain’s unending boast that it stands as a beacon of human rights and justice is belied by the cruel plight inflicted on the people of Yemen.

If a special place in hell is reserved for a Saudi kleptocracy that wears its barbarism as a badge of honor rather than shame, Britain’s ignoble role in actively facilitating Riyadh’s murderous war in Yemen is surely deserving of the same.

Thinking about it the scope of the inhuman brutality that has been inflicted on the Yemeni people over the course of a conflict that began in 2015, it is near impossible to fathom the pristine hypocrisy of a British political establishment that is never done lecturing the world on matters great and small.

Apr 16 15:25

Almost every adult in Britain could receive a £300 windfall from Mastercard after 'landmark' court ruling paves the way for a £14billion damages claim

Nearly every adult in the UK could be in line for a payout from Mastercard after a £14billion damages claim against the payment provider was revived by the Court of Appeal today.

The legal action is being brought against the card giant by Former financial ombudsman Walter Merricks.

He said the maximum payout from the proposed 'opt-out' claim will be around £300 for anyone over the age of 16 and who was a resident in the UK for three months or more between 1992 and 2008.

Around 46.2million people could qualify for the payout - including those who have never had a Mastercard, according to Merricks.

Apr 16 08:19

Nigel Farage: 'We'll never be the same again if we don't carry out people's will' | Brexit

Apr 16 02:41

US agrees not to seek death penalty for Assange

The United States has agreed not to seek the death penalty against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in covert negotiations with the UK and Ecuador to get him evicted from the South American country’s embassy in London, US media reported.

The process of moving Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy started a year ago, in March 2018, when the Ecuadorians made their first request to Britain, ABC News reported Monday.

Ecuador made its request in a letter on March 7 of last year, asking for written assurances that the UK would not extradite Assange to a country where he could face the death penalty, the report said, citing US and Ecuadorian officials.

Ecuador's direct outreach to the US came six months later, through the country’s ambassador to Germany, Manuel Mejia Dalmau, according to the report.

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Apr 15 11:49

UKRAINIAN AMBASSADOR'S VEHICLE ATTACKED IN LONDON OUTSIDE EMBASSY

An attacker drove into the vehicle of Ukraine's ambassador to the United Kingdom in front of the country's embassy in London Saturday morning.

Despite police blocking the area, the attacker struck the Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko's parked car a second time, the Embassy of Ukraine said in a statement.

The suspect then drove toward police officers, prompting officers to open fire and discharge a Taser, Met police said in a statement.

Apr 15 11:04

BREXIT BREAKTHROUGH: EU to SACRIFICE crucial red line to deliver Brexit BEFORE election

BRUSSELS may be finally ready to give up on the "impractical" backstop protocol agreed with Theresa May in the withdrawal agreement rejected by Parliament three times, claimed Tory Brexiteer Iain Duncan-Smith.

Apr 12 15:07

Farage launches the Brexit Party and unveils his secret weapon... Rees-Mogg's little SISTER: Ex-'Cameron cutie' Annunziata, 40, stuns the Tories by defecting just HOURS before vowing to take on 'far-right' UKIP in EU elections

Nigel Farage launched his new Brexit Party and announced Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister Annunziata as his first star MEP candidate - after she quit the Tories after 35 years today.

Apr 12 10:09

After seven years of deceptions about Assange, the US readies for its first media rendition

Jonathan Cook highlights the role of mainstream “journalists” in the deceptive reporting of Britain’s and Sweden’s persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on behalf of the US – all “to protect their careers, and the system that rewards them”.>>

Apr 12 07:31

Health and safety officials pull peanut butter from shelves because the jar doesn't warn it contains NUTS

Health and safety rules have been ridiculed after a brand of peanut butter was withdrawn because the jar does not warn it contains nuts.

The Whole Earth product is called '3 Nut Butter' and makes plain on the front of the label that it contains walnuts and pecans as well as peanuts.

But thousands of the £2.50 jars, available in major supermarkets such as Tesco, are being recalled because they breach rules which state there has to be a nut allergy warning in English on the jar.

Apr 11 10:36

Brexit DELAYED until October as EU unity SHATTERS at summit - Juncker ‘furious’ at Macron

Mr Macron was accused of breaking “EU unity” as he completely split away from the EU majority pushing Britain into a lengthy Brexit delay. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker was “absolutely furious” with the French President, a diplomatic source told Express.co.uk. The source said: “France went on its own and has broken EU unity, that really surprises us.”

Apr 11 10:35

BREXIT LIVE: May gone in WEEKS? PM on brink as D-DAY nears - shock No10 SILENCE

The Prime Minister is facing fury after she accepted the EU's offer of a UK a six-month Brexit delay, pushing the withdrawal date to October 31 and definitively stopped the clock on a no-deal withdrawal happening on Friday. The six-month extension to October 31 was a compromise solution thrashed out by EU leaders after French President Emmanuel Macron dug-in against a longer delay lasting into 2020.

Apr 11 10:35

Macron WARNING: Farage makes solemn VOW to French President - 'Your WORST FEARS!'

The former UKIP leader turned his attention directly to Mr Macron on his LBC show, gravely claiming that if a long extension was called for in the Brussels summit, all his “worst fears would come true”. Mr Farage said: “I’ve just got a message really for Emmanuel Macron. Which is if you extend this, all your worst fears will come true.

Apr 11 09:16

The Betrayal Of Brexit Is A Mix Of Social Engineering And Mock Elections

The UK’s so-called “powers that be” are betraying Brexit through a mix of social engineering and mock elections in order craft the false narrative that it’s actually the “people’s will” to remain in the EU.

Apr 11 09:13

UK's plans for internet regulation would make 'China's state censors proud' and could limit lawful speech of millions, civil rights groups warn

Signatories of the letter include Antonia Byatt, director of the English PEN, the worldwide writers’ association; Silkie Carlo of Big Brother Watch; Thomas Hughes, executive director of free speech group Article 19; Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group and Joy Hyvarinen, head of advocacy at Index on Censorship.

In it, they said: 'The lawful speech of millions of people would be monitored, regulated and censored.

'The result is an approach that would make China’s state censors proud. It would be very likely to face legal challenge.

'It would give the UK the widest and most prolific internet censorship in an apparently functional democracy.'

Apr 11 07:44

US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy

US prosecutors said on Thursday they had charged Julian Assange, founder of the WikiLeaks website, with conspiracy in trying to access a classified US government computer with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.
Assange, arrested by British police in London and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy there, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison on the American charges, the US Justice Department said in a statement. His London arrest paved the way for his possible extradition to the United States.

Apr 10 16:39

Beneath the Surface of Brexit

Apr 10 15:53

Shipyard Evacuated After Bomb Reportedly Discovered Aboard Nuclear Submarine

Staff at Barrow's shipyard in Devonshire have been evacuated following reports that a bomb has been found aboard a nuclear submarine, according to local press reports.

An employee said staff in the Devonshire Dock Hall complex had been told about an anonymous tip that there was a bomb aboard one of the Astute class vessels at the shipyard.

A spokesman for BAE systems, the British defense firm that runs the yard, confirmed that there is an "ongoing incident" at the yard.

"We can confirm there is an ongoing incident at our Barrow site and we are liaising with Cumbria Police who are carrying out an investigation. As a precaution the Devonshire Dock Complex has been closed. Staff, contractors and local residents are being kept informed."

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No bomb was found.

Apr 10 10:32

EU Parliament President Tajani Speaks on Brexit During Press Conference

The president of the European Union's legislature spoke at a press conference on Wednesday, ahead of a European Council summit which will be attended by the 27 heads of state of the European Union; the leaders will decide on whether or not to allow the UK to postpone its departure from the EU by up to a year.

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani is delivering a speech on Wednesday amid earlier reports that EU envoys were considering extending the UK's Brexit deadline to 30 March 2020, with a final end-date to be confirmed later.

Apr 10 07:45

Brexit Party LANDSLIDE? Nigel Farage party 'set to win THREE TIMES as many votes as Ukip'

NIGEL FARAGE’s Brexit Party is set to outpoll Ukip by three to one in the European elections should the UK take part, according to MEP Patrick O’Flynn.

Apr 10 07:45

BREXIT LIVE: PM out by May 22 - 1922 Committee demand RESIGNATION in urgent meeting TODAY

SENIOR Tory backbenchers are meeting today to discuss Theresa May’s future as party leader and Prime Minister and are expected demand a date for her departure.

Apr 10 07:43

WikiLeaks Discovers Spying on Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy - Editor in Chief

Julian Assange has been locked up in Ecuador's embassy in London for almost seven years now, but it was reported that the Wikileaks founder would soon be expelled from the building.

WikiLeaks announced on Wednesday that it had uncovered an "extensive spying operation" against whistleblower Julian Assange within the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website, is being spied on inside the embassy, where he has been residing for the last several years, said the website's Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson.

He assumed that Assange's "every move" inside the building, as well as meetings with visitors, are being monitored via security cameras.

Apr 10 07:39

UK's MoD Reviewing Status of F-35s Following Japan Crash

The UK Ministry of Defence is collaborating with US authorities as they look to review the status of 17 F-35B fighter jets - the probe was initiated after a Japanese F-35 jet crashed on Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean, according to a ministry spokesperson.

"Safety is of the utmost importance and very closely managed on the F-35 programme. We will continue to review the situation as further information becomes available," the UK Ministry of Defence spokesperson noted.

The British Ministry of Defence has shown its concern as it has plans to purchase a total of 138 F-35 fighter jets developed by Lockheed Martin, according to Reuters. In November last year, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that the UK was doubling its fleet of F-35 fighters by ordering 17 more jets.

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