Oct 28 09:19

Marks & Spencer website is shut down after furious customers log in only to find other people's personal details being displayed

Marks & Spencer customers were left fuming last night after logging into their online accounts to find other users' personal details.

The London-based retailer, which has more than 1,300 stores worldwide, temporarily suspended its website while the 'technical issue' is investigated - but strongly denied it had been hacked.

Customers claimed they could see order histories, personal addresses and other details of different account holders online when they logged on to register new 'Sparks' reward cards.

Oct 28 09:13

Identities of 'tens of thousands' of British people are being sold on the 'dark web' for less than £20 after cyber hacks on companies

Personal details of more than 600,000 customers were reportedly stolen from companies in the UK in the last year. The average cost of an individual's details is less than £20, it has been reported.

Oct 28 09:04

The small print that says you CAN quit TalkTalk: Hacked telecoms giant is refusing to let customers leave without paying... but we found a loophole

Marc Gander, a lawyer and founder of the campaigning Consumer Action Group, says: ‘Of course, TalkTalk is going to try to make it as hard as possible for customers to leave their contracts.

‘But there is a fundamental principle here: how important is the protection of personal data to a consumer contract?

‘You would be able to argue that it is critical, and that anyone who had not acted sufficiently to protect a customer’s data was in breach of a contract and so made it void.

‘That TalkTalk had already been susceptible to two hacking attacks before this third one is proof enough, I think, that they have not taken enough steps to protect their customers’ personal data.’

Oct 28 07:22

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

Oct 28 07:11

57 Years Ago: U.S. and Britain Approved Use of Islamic Extremists to Topple Syrian Government

BBC reports that – in 1957 – the British and American leaders approved the use of Islamic extremists and false flag attacks to topple the Syrian government:

Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in another Arab country… by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 [former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom] Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

Oct 27 18:39

Strategic Engineered Migration as Weapon of War

Researchers have discovered a very interesting fact related to the use of social networking sites. It has come to light that calls on Twitter for refugees to travel to Germany have mostly come from the US. The time spent practising in other countries has not been in vain – from Iran during the 2009 presidential elections to Egypt and Tunisia, where the role played by social networking sites in mobilising the population was considerable.

What we are seeing now is the practical implementation of theoretical calculations of a strategic nature. Such strategies have been under development for a long time. One of them is a study by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University that bears the name “Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War“, which the author also uses for the title of this article. The study was first published in 2008 in the Civil Wars journal. Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, the author of the work, Kelly Greenhill, provides answers to the following questions: can refugees be a specific type of weapon, can this weapon only be used in wartime or in peacetime as well, and just how successful can its exploitation be? On the whole, Greenhill answers these questions in the affirmative.

Oct 27 13:12

Tony Blair: Hypocrite, traitor, liar, murderer, poodle

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair did not apologize to the Iraqi people. Blair apologized for incompetence of his intelligence and for the lack of strategic thinking in 2003. Tony Blair is trying to soften the blow after it was revealed that the UK authorities were staying in absolute subordination to the interests of the United States in the war in Iraq.

Oct 27 10:40


343 British scholars call for all-encompassing academic boycott of Israel in response to an ad published in the same paper on Friday opposing a cultural boycott.

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Oct 27 10:12

'We are deeply disturbed': 343 British academics vow to boycott Israeli universities

Over 300 scholars from UK institutions have signed a letter vowing to boycott Israeli universities, citing Tel Aviv's “illegal occupation” of Palestinian land and “human rights violations.” The move has drawn criticism from Jewish organizations and diplomats.

Oct 27 10:03

TalkTalk plays 'no legal obligation' card on encryption – fails to think of the children (read: its customers)

If the past few days have shown us anything beyond the much wider debate about encryption, it's that TalkTalk has failed to spot a flaw in its efforts to be ahead of the media with this story: the company's reputation is in tatters because it seemingly gave no consideration for its moral obligation to its customers.

Oct 27 09:06

Eichmann ‘wasn’t a bad person,’ says his daughter-in-law, dooming her political career

Carmen Bretin Lindemann was running for mayor in a village in Argentina. Then she gave a TV interview in which she blamed the Jews for falsifying history

Oct 27 08:35

Is Tony Blair a Liar, or Is He Actually Stupid?

On Sunday October 25th, CNN headlined “Tony Blair says he’s sorry for Iraq War ‘mistakes,’ but not for ousting Saddam” and reported:

“I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, the program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought,” Blair said in an exclusive interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS that airs Sunday.

Oct 27 08:07

Ministers accused of trying to sneak through new fracking rules

Ministers have been accused of trying to sneak through new rules allowing shale drilling under national parks without a proper parliamentary debate, in a move condemned by Labour and anti-fracking campaigners.

Oct 27 07:32

UK to extend Afghanistan troops' stay, says Fallon

The UK is to extend the stay of its troops in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told MPs.

Oct 27 07:01

Cameron breaks clean politics pledge with honor for Israel lobbyist

Before he became the UK’s prime minister, David Cameron vowed to “come clean about who is buying power and influence” in Westminster.

Cameron broke that promise when he recently appointed Stuart Polak, a veteran lobbyist for Israel and the arms industry, to the House of Lords.

For the past quarter century, Polak has been a director with Conservative Friends of Israel, a pressure group inside the current ruling party. He has combined that post with running a consultancy firm that puts corporations in touch with lawmakers.

Rules applying to the House of Lords stipulate that its members will “declare all relevant interests in order to make clear what are the interests that might reasonably be thought to influence their parliamentary actions.” The rules add that “information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for doing so.”

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Oh, but the rules don't apply to Israel! Everyone knows that!!!! :)

Oct 26 14:16

Activists Help Mainstream Media Understand the Reality in Palestine

By Michaela Whitton

Activists have taken it upon themselves to show some of the BBC’s most senior presenters the reality of the situation on the ground in Palestine. As a result of the broadcasting company’s persistent, biased, and misleading reporting on the situation in Palestine and Israel, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign has decided to surprise Broadcasting House with a delivery of mugs printed with maps showing how much land Palestine has lost to Israel since 1948...

Oct 26 12:02

Tony Blair’s Lame “Apology”: Blames ‘Bad Intel’ for 2003 Iraq Invasion

In an interview with CNN this weekend, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized (kind of/sort of/not really) for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Blair said, somehow with a straight face.

“…The program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought, so I can apologize for that…”

“I can also apologize, by the way, for some of the mistakes in planning and certainly our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you remove the regime… But I find it hard to apologize for removing Saddam.”

He went on to admit that there are “elements of truth” to the statement that the rise of ISIS can be directly attributed to the invasion of Iraq.

Oct 26 11:09

No Shame for U.S./UK Invasion of Iraq? The Meaning of This.

Germany was ashamed of having invaded Poland under a false pretext, etc.; but the U.S. is not ashamed of having secretly overthrown Iran’s democracy in 1953 and of having installed dictatorship there; nor of having invaded Iraq and created Iraq’s civil war in 2003, etc. (there are many such examples). America’s failure to prosecute George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for the invasion of Iraq is the most stunning evasion of basic democratic accountability, and raises the question of whether all that’s necessary in order to be a ‘democratic’ dictator in the United States is to lie enough to fool enough people long enough, so as to be able to make it to one’s grave with no criminal record, even if one has, in fact, raped the country that one had led, not to mention destroyed the lives of victims of that country, such victims as the citizens of Iraq.

Oct 26 10:27

Russia’s ambassador: London freezes practically all political contacts with Moscow

Political contacts between London and Moscow have been put on hold at the initiative of Britain amid events in Syria and Ukraine, Russia’s Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko said in an interview with The Times on Monday.

Oct 26 10:26

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The Extraordinary Moment Pro-Migrant Rioters Overrun Police At London Train Station

A throng of nearly 200 pro-migrant rioters descended on London’s St. Pancras mainline station tonight – the terminal that connects the UK’s capital city with Europe – to demand “no borders” and “no nations”. The scenes, brought to you exclusively by Breitbart London, shows violent clashes between police and protesters, with London’s cops looking woefully unprepared.

Oct 26 06:10

Blair Inc - A book review

Europe and money are two of the big themes of Blair Inc., a conscientious effort by Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Kochan to uncover the New Labour leader’s activities post No. 10: Europe because the authors claim that Blair still longs for a world role, one the European presidency would provide; and money because they say he has made rather a lot of it since 2007.

It was an old American friend who first alerted me to the Blair family’s fondness for the folding stuff. After seeing Cherie being interviewed on US TV soon after Tony became Labour leader, she told me: ‘My mother had a phrase for people like her – “She’ll go grasping into the grave”.’ Twenty years later, the authors of Blair Inc. tell us that the couple now own 36 properties. Their portfolio includes the former Bucks home of Sir John Gielgud that the couple acquired for a reported £4m in 2008 as a sort of personal Chequers. As far as Beckett, Hencke and Kochan can establish, given the complexity and secrecy that surrounds his affairs, Blair himself is now worth around £60m.

Oct 26 04:38

Tony Blair Admits Iraq Invasion's Role in Rise of ISIS

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that the invasion of Iraq helped the rise of ISIS.

Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired on Sunday, Blair said, "Of course you can't say that those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation [in Iraq] in 2015."

Oct 25 13:21

Destructive austerity: Poverty and social hardship in the UK

Graham Peebles examines the devastating effects – and abject failure – of Britain’s neo-liberal programme to eliminate the budget deficit, and argues that what is needed is an approach that transcends ideologies and places the principle of sharing at its heart.

Oct 25 07:21

Blair says “sorry” for Iraq war, finally

"I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, the program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought," Blair said in an exclusive interview on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS that airs Sunday.

Blair was referring to the claim that Saddam's regime possessed weapons of mass destruction, which was used by the US and British governments to justify launching the invasion. But the intelligence reports the claim was based on turned out to be false.

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Which we all knew at the time, which means WRH readers are smarter than the American President and the British Prime Minister!

Oct 24 12:49

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

She is simply incapable of telling the truth. Dishonesty is part of her make-up -

What did we learn from the Democratic presidential debates? We learned that Hillary Clinton hates Edward Snowden, loves the Patriot Act, and considers “the Iranians” among her biggest enemies. In short, we learned that she may very well be Lindsey Graham in drag.

And we also learned what many already knew: that she considers herself above the law.

Oct 24 08:27

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Russians are enjoying their Syrian adventure. Twenty days after its start, their entry into the Syrian war has paid off and brought some dividends.

Putin has been very popular before the war, with 86% support in the ratings, and now his public support has gone through the roof.

Oct 24 08:24

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

These changing perceptions are the result of the rise of alternative forms of media, which have broken through the mainstream media’s imbalanced and inaccurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For decades, the one issue that has been the exception to the broadly progressive streak within American Judaism has been Israel. The Jewish state has received unchallenged support by most Jews despite its decades-long occupation of the West Bank and the pursuit of policies toward Palestinians that, were they practiced by any other country, would be overwhelmingly opposed by American Jews.

Oct 24 08:21

Merkel’s Faustian embrace of Turkey

If the EU, under Merkel’s direction, accedes to Turkey’s demand for setting up safe zones in northern Syria, then that has ominous implications.

Turkey is pressuring Germany to create “safe zones” inside Syria as a “price” for alleviating the EU’s refugee crisis. It’s a Faustian bargain that could escalate the Syrian conflict, where NATO forces could end up pitted against Russia’s military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hot-footing to Istanbul last weekend was capped with a U-turn regarding Turkey’s much sought-after membership of the European Union. In a surprise move, Merkel announcedthat she was now in favor of pushing for Turkey’s accession to the EU, when only a few weeks ago she had reiterated her opposition to its membership.

Oct 24 07:40

Professor says women are against fracking because they’re not educated enough

Women are more likely to be against fracking because they’re not as well educated as men, a leading scientist has suggested.

Professor Averil Macdonald sparked a barrage of outrage by making the comments to The Times this week.

Oct 23 11:19

Going to War: Tony Blair’s “Contract in Blood”

It reads like a whodunit document behind a failed criminal enterprise. As it should –it figured as a vital step behind the invasion of Iraq in 2003. And it was found in a stash of previously secret correspondence on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server.

The Colin Powell memorandum in preparation for the Crawford summit of April 2002 (yes, that Powell, who has undertaken some considered Pilate handwashing ever since), was more damning than most. It outlined what the British role behind justifying an imminent war with shoddy grounds would look like. More importantly, it provides ample carrion for the prosecution against Tony Blair for that often discounted charge of crimes against peace.

Ever since becoming prime minister of Britain, the greatest public relations machine to disgrace Westminster went into service for the US cause. Blair’s role was deemed indispensable to providing the right colouration for what was coming: regime change in Iraq.

Oct 23 06:57

Labour councillor suspended over Israel-ISIS slur

A Labour councillor and former Big Brother contestant has been suspended following comments that appeared to link Israel to the 9/11 attacks and Islamic State.

Community leaders called for action after Kensington and Chelsea councillor Beinazir Lasharie was alleged by The Sun to have posted video on Facebook entitled: “ISIS: Israeli Secret Intelligence service”.

She was reported to have written: “Many people know about who was behind 9/11 and also who is behind ISIS. I’ve nothing against Jews..just sharing it.” And later she took to the social network to add: “I’ve heard some compelling evidence about ISIS being originated from Zionists!”

Oct 22 16:03

Missing dossier on alleged paedophile ring handed to MP

A dossier of evidence of an alleged paedophile ring which was believed to have been lost has been handed to a Labour MP who has been at the forefront of demands for justice for victims.

The dossier is believed to be a copy of the evidence handed to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan by Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1984.

A review of the Home Office's handling of child abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s failed to locate a copy of the file.

The review, by NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless, reported last year that there was no evidence to support claims of an official cover-up, but warned it was impossible to draw firm conclusions because of shortcomings in the paper records from the time.

Oct 22 14:25

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent, Nuclear Power Debacle

George Osborne has hailed the new Hinkley nuclear station as good value for consumers. How he has come to this conclusion is a mystery given the financial data.

Oct 22 08:14

New laws to allow spies to hack into smartphones and computers ‘to be introduced in the coming weeks’

Britain’s spies are about to be given huge new powers that will allow them to look in on people’s phones and computers, according to reports.

A revived and re-named version of the hugely-controversial “Snoopers’ Charter” is set to give spies a “dizzying” range of surveillance and hacking powers, The Times has reported. The new legislation will be introduced next month, the paper reported.

Oct 22 07:47

Lancashire Police warn of malware email impersonation scam

Don't open virus-riddled emails purporting to be from your local friendly bobby

Oct 22 06:23

Vauxhall considers Zafira recall as firm investigates scores of cars bursting into flames

Firm could recall thousands of cars made between 2005 and 2014 as it seeks 'root cause' of problem that is said to have seen more than 130 explode

Oct 21 18:00

War Criminal Blair memo provides ammo for critics

Less than a day after a revelation that Tony Blair had plotted the invasion of Iraq a year before it actually happened speculations are rising in Britain over how this could provide more ammunition to criticisms against the former prime minister.

Oct 21 17:51

GCHQ handed new smartphone-hacking legal powers

Spy agencies in Britain will be given the explicit right to hack into smartphones and computers as part of a new law being introduced by the Conservative government.

Security services MI5, MI6 and GCHQ can already access electronic devices by exploiting software security vulnerabilities, but the legal foundation for the practice is under scrutiny.

Oct 21 16:57

Police say UK journalist Jacky Sutton’s death in Istanbul airport was suspicious

The unexplained death of British journalist Jacky Sutton in an Istanbul airport is now being treated as suspicious after police discovered thousands of euros in her bag, adding fresh doubt to reports suggesting she killed herself due to lack of funds.

Oct 21 15:14

Cameron rips off steelworkers

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of misleading steelworkers losing their jobs after the recent crisis in the country’s steel industry.

Oct 21 15:04

NHS faces mass walk-outs if Tories force new contracts

A new survey suggests that thousands of British junior doctors will quit the National Health Service (NHS) if the government presses ahead with his threat to impose an unpopular contract on them.

Oct 21 14:44

Video: Seumas Milne appointed as Jeremy Corbyn’s Director of Communications

Seumas Milne: Guardian journalist appointed as Labour’s executive director of communications.

Oct 21 14:27

Beneath the mask of the Human Rights industry: Prominent British Jews Advocate Increases in Refugees

As a former member of the Communist Party, Sir Stephen Sedley is an unlikely champion for human rights. Nevertheless it is an industry that has been good to him, so it was not surprising that his signature appeared on a letter in The Times calling for Britain to admit thousands more “Syrian refugees.” (Sedley is a prominent posturer among those discussed in Tobias Langdon’s “They posture, you pay.”)

Oct 21 14:20

1.2 mn Londoners in working families living in poverty: UK study

A recently released study says that more than one million people living in working families in London are currently living in poverty.

Oct 21 13:24

Austerity ads? Tories’ benefit cuts minister spends £8.5m on fuzzy purple monster

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has spent more than £8.5 million on an advertising campaign featuring a giant fluffy monster at a time when his department is slashing benefits for Britain’s most vulnerable citizens.

Oct 21 13:00

The Secret Memo: Tony Blair’s Iraq Role Will “Follow Him to His Grave.”

The fact that Blair has gone on to amass a fortune since leaving office in 2007 – through his role as adviser to various governments around the world, some with egregious human rights records; his role as a consultant to an international bank, a Saudi oil company, and as a speaker at various corporate and international business gatherings – many find especially repugnant. What these memos prove is that Tony Blair was blinded by the power of Washington, desperate to bask in its favors and prestige, determined in the process to become a political player on the international stage. Instead he has become a laughing stock, particularly in the UK, where public revulsion of him is widely felt, indeed it is now a toss-up between him and Margaret Thatcher over which is the most loathed British prime minister in the country’s recent history.

Oct 21 12:50

Video: Seumas Milne appointed as Jeremy Corbyn’s Director of Communications

Seumas Milne: Guardian journalist appointed as Labour’s executive director of communications.

Oct 21 12:29

Report: Corporate control of British media is dangerous

A new report says control of the UK media is concentrated in the hands of just a few large corporations, threatening news plurality at an “endemic” level.

Oct 21 11:54

Cameron rips off steelworkers

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of misleading steelworkers losing their jobs after the recent crisis in the country’s steel industry.

Oct 21 11:54

NHS faces mass walk-outs if Tories force new contracts

A new survey suggests that thousands of British junior doctors will quit the National Health Service (NHS) if the government presses ahead with his threat to impose an unpopular contract on them.

Oct 21 10:41

Britain’s Tightens Grip In Suffocation Of Free Speech

‘Freedom of Press’ is published by the US-based Freedom House, an NGO established in 1941 that has been ranking countries worldwide since 1980 in relation to democracy, human rights and press freedom. In May 2014 it reported that Britain has slipped down the global rankings for freedom of the press to 36th place.

Oct 21 09:49

‘Golden era of relations starts’: UK rolls out lavish welcome for Chinese leader

Chinese President Xi Jinping was met with pomp and pageantry as he kicked off his four-day tour of the UK, the first visit by a Chinese leader to the country in a decade and one which is expected to lead to billions of pounds in trade and investment deals.

Oct 21 09:21

'Betrayal, naivety, out of touch!': New Tory MP Heidi Allen tears into George Osborne's tax credit cuts in devastating maiden speech

A novice Tory MP last night accused George Osborne of 'betraying' Conservative values by slashing tax credits – as ministers faced the prospect of defeat in the House of Lords.

Heidi Allen, the new MP for South Cambridgeshire, used her maiden speech in the Commons to savage the Chancellor's plans for going 'too hard and too fast'.

She worried that cutting tax credits 'overnight' showed Tories were 'out of touch' with the public and lacking compassion. She was one of several Tory MPs who heaped pressure on ministers to amend the policy.

At the same time, the Government faced a potentially devastating plot by Labour and Liberal Democrat peers – who outnumber Tories in the House of Lords - to kill off tax credit cuts entirely.

Oct 21 08:42

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

Exclusive: The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change,” as Robert Parry reports.

The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-interventionist sidekicks who planned to remake the Middle East and other parts of the world through “regime change.”

Instead of the promised wonders of “democracy promotion” and “human rights,” what these “anti-realists” have accomplished is to spread death, destruction and destabilization across the Middle East and parts of Africa and now into Ukraine and the heart of Europe. Yet, since these neocon forces still control the Official Narrative, their explanations get top billing – such as that there hasn’t been enough “regime change.”

Oct 21 08:22

Britain Tightens Grip In Suffocation Of Free Speech

By Graham Vanbergen

‘Freedom of Press’ is published by the US-based Freedom House, an NGO established in 1941 that has been ranking countries worldwide since 1980 in relation to democracy, human rights and press freedom. In May 2014 it reported that Britain has slipped down the global rankings for freedom of the press to 36th place.

The organisation said press freedom and therefore free speech, had fallen to its lowest level for over a decade. It partly blames regressive steps in countries such as Libya, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as the actions taken against journalists reporting on national security issues in both the US and UK...

Oct 21 08:20

The great energy rip-off: How families are paying £120 a year extra on bills because firms refuse to pass on falling prices

Energy firms have been slammed for refusing to pass on a 26 per cent fall in wholesale prices to customers who will struggle to keep warm this winter.

Oct 21 07:37

GCHQ handed new smartphone-hacking legal powers

Spy agencies in Britain will be given the explicit right to hack into smartphones and computers as part of a new law being introduced by the Conservative government.
Security services MI5, MI6 and GCHQ can already access electronic devices by exploiting software security vulnerabilities, but the legal foundation for the practice is under scrutiny.

New powers laid out in the Investigatory Powers Bill, due to be introduced in Parliament next month, will give spies a solid legal basis for hacking into computer systems, according to the Times.

The revelation has sparked criticism from human rights group Liberty, which accuses the government of giving spy agencies “unlimited potential” to act against citizens.

Oct 21 06:56

Independent shops declining at 'disastrous' rate, report warns

More shops are now closing than opening, with booksellers and women's clothing shops among hardest hit

Oct 20 15:55

Britain clings to its bombing addiction with the weary rationale of a junkie - Frankie Boyle

Turning Libya into a jihadi Mad Max should have cured Britain’s habit. But, instead of entering recovery, Cameron is just looking to score another hit in Syria.

Oct 20 15:47

White Christmas predicted as temperatures fall across Britain

Bookmakers have slashed the odds on a white Christmas in the UK, with freezing weather on the way already

Oct 20 15:45

Cuts place British police on verge of ruin

A new report says, some police forces in England and Wales may not be able to withstand further cuts.

Oct 20 15:25

Flashback - Libya: Moussa Koussa, the intelligence chief who was an enemy of the West and then its friend

The former Libyan intelligence chief who has defected to Britain has been implicated in the Lockerbie bombing and a number of other atrocities conducted by the regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Oct 20 15:22

Flashback: Moussa Koussa's defection surprises Libya – and maybe Britain too

Koussa, who spent Thursday being debriefed by MI6, appears to have taken the Libyan regime completely by surprise – and perhaps the British too.

The flight that took him from Tunisia to Farnborough on a rainy Wednesday afternoon was the last leg of a choreographed getaway that he may have planned for weeks, but dared not confide to anyone. Certainly he told nobody in Tripoli, the city in which he was born, and which he left on Monday in a cavalcade of armoured limousines, having convinced the regime that he needed medical treatment across the border.

Once in Tunisia he made contact with British officials, but had no time to arrange for them to escort him back to the UK, or to negotiate immunity from prosecution. He left in a privately hired jet – not one provided by the British military – from the airport at Djerba, and was spirited away to a safe house when he landed several hours later.

Oct 20 15:05

Britons alarmed by china’s growing investment

The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to UK has been overshadowed by concerns about China’s growing investment in key sectors of the British economy.

Oct 20 13:18

Democracy In Britain ‘Catastrophically In Decline’

A study by Democratic Audit into the state of democracy in Britain conducted in 2012 that looked at the previous ten years warned that democracy was in “long-term terminal decline” as the power of corporations keeps expanding, politicians become less representative of their constituencies and disillusioned citizens stop voting or even discussing current affairs.

Oct 20 08:45

They Posture, You Pay: The Treachery of Britain’s Liberal Elite

Emily Thornberry is back. This rich Marxist lawyer is perfect for the modern Labour Party because she despises the White working-class. Unfortunately, she made this obvious in public last year, so Ed Miliband, then Labour leader, was forced to sack her from his shadow cabinet. Now Jeremy Corbyn, the radical new Labour leader, has welcomed her back as shadow minister for employment. He doesn’t care about her contempt for Labour’s traditional supporters, because he shares it. As one of their own peers pointed out, Labour views “working-class voters as an obstacle to progress” — racist, sexist and homophobic threats to Britain’s vibrant rainbow future.

Oct 20 08:37

Oh, do grow up, you big girl's blouse! Government's crackdown on playground name calling is a regime worthy of the old East German Stasi, says RICHARD LITTLEJOHN

Nicknames have always been common currency. But whenever teasing and taunting escalated into outright bullying, you could rely on parents or teachers to intervene and have a quiet word. Or, in the case of my old headmaster, a rather loud word.

But there’s a world of difference between a stern ticking off and the kind of obsessive policing of speech and behaviour imposed on children as young as five today. They’re even being told they mustn’t use words like ‘cissy’.

These days, calling a boy a ‘big girl’s blouse’ is tantamount to ‘hate crime’.

The Government has just issued official guidelines to schools on how to deal with suspected racist and sexist language.

Fair enough, no one should be discriminated against on the grounds of their skin colour or ethnic background. But the new rules go much further, introducing a regime worthy of the old East German Stasi.

Oct 20 08:09

NHS-approved online pharmacy fined £130,000 for selling customer data

The UK’s largest NHS-approved online pharmacy has been fined £130,000 for selling details on over 20,000 customers to overseas organisations without customers' permission.

Pharmacy2U was found to have advertised details on over 100,000 customers as being for sale, and sold 20,000. These details were often sold on the basis of why the customer had used the website, such as for conditions including asthma and Parkinson’s disease. The records were sold for as little as £130 per 1,000.

One particularly notable sale of customer data involved an organisation in Australia called The Lottery Company which used the information to contact people saying they had been “specially selected” to “win millions of dollars”.

Oct 20 06:15

NATO BLIND: Top Secret Russian Air Defence System Deployed in Syria

You are only as good as those you fight. The US military is great for gunning down innocent men,women and children all over the planet for their corporate and neocon masters.
They are absolutely no good for defending the USA from attack and are at this moment training to attack the American people. And they have now been caught not only giving aid and comfort to America's enemies,they the Pentagram creates Americas enemies out of whole cloth! Shameful!

Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”

While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.

Oct 20 05:55

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America

Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo, Yemen, Pakistan, and now Syria. Latterly these efforts have been in the name of the War on Terror and the attempt to curb Islamic extremism.

Oct 19 17:23

London is hub of police sexual misconduct

A London police officer has been charged with seven counts of rape alleged to have occurred between December 24, 2013 and September 2, 2014.

Oct 19 15:08

Disgusting verbal abuse made against Muslim pensioner

Islamophobic abuse is escalating in Britain with critics blaming the government’s policies for the alienation of Muslim communities in the country.

Oct 19 12:26

UK prisoners discover creative ways to smuggle LSD

A prison watchdog has called for urgent action after finding inmates at Stocken Prison in the East Midlands, are getting their friends and relatives to send them books and letters soaked in legal hallucinogenic drugs.

Oct 19 11:26

British Government 'Demonize Muslim Communities'

British Muslims have condemned the Tory government’s new strategy to counter extremism in the country.

Oct 19 10:58

Residents ‘poisoned’ by smouldering trash pile in northern England

Residents of a small village in northern England say they are being poisoned by a mountain of rubbish that sits just a few hundred metres from their homes.

Oct 19 10:08

We have cast iron proof of Tony Blair's war crimes, so no more Chilcot excuses

The Blair trip to Crawford Texas to visit Bush in April 2002 was clearly a turning point. It was obvious to anyone who cared to read beyond the official anodyne announcements surrounding the visit that there had been a deal between the two to go to war in Iraq.

The memos published in the Mail on Sunday confirm that this was indeed the case. The memo from Colin Powell admits as much and talks expressly about how best to handle the run up to war.

There is no talk of diplomatic solutions to the situation in Iraq. What is discussed is how best to achieve he goal which both men had already set themselves - that of going to war in Iraq. Their motive was clear at the time: nothing less than regime change, the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, would satisfy them.

Oct 18 17:48

Company to Blanket City Streets With WiFi Connected “Smart Pavement”

By Kevin Samson

Regardless of health concerns or privacy concerns, pervasive WiFi continues to be rolled out. One city has introduced "Smart Pavement" ...

Oct 18 11:24

You Won’t Believe The SHOCKING Truth About the Iraq War Revealed in AMAZING New Memo!!!

As the same establishment press that sold the public the Iraq WMD lies “breaks” the “news” that Bush and Blair planned the invasion in advance, James shows the documents we’ve had for a decade telling us the exact same thing. And people wonder why trust in media is at an all-time low…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I hate being right all the time! :)

On a more serious note...

It is time for all Americans to stop behaving like a test subject in one of Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments. It is time for all Americans to stand up to authority and refuse to cooperate, because we know the authority is acting badly, immorally, and criminally.

It is time for defiance of authority to become the major part of human behavior, if humans are to survive!

You have known all along the government is lying to start wars. You do not have an excuse not to take action, other than to admit you are just a lab rat in someone's psychology experiment.

Oct 18 06:37

"A Very Heavy Agenda" - New documentary released about the neocons and how they run foreign policy for Dems & Repubs

They work both sides of the Democrat Republican fence (not that it is much of a fence anyway) and are now up to their eyeballs in reviving the cold war.

About the video:

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.

The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The New Neocons 1hr 35mins

After the Cold War, the US-NATO reach expanded significantly to take in most of the old Soviet Union clients in the Warsaw pact. Neoconservative darling Robert Kagan and his diplomat wife Victoria Nuland played key roles inside and out of various administrations and think tanks as they greased the skids for a US-sponsored coup in Ukraine. Part 2 shows the resurrection of old cold warriors from beltway depths to deliver blatant propaganda with techniques reminiscent of a red scare era that had only just faded from memory. US-funded outfits like Radio Free Liberty are pitted against Russia’s RT as each nation accuses the other of waging an ever more desperate and transparent "Information War".

Part 3: Maintaining the World Order 1hr 30mins

"When the Berlin wall fell, our work wasn't finished". -- Victoria Nuland, November 2013

“Fuck the EU” -- Victoria Nuland, February 2014

While stage managing the American empire has undoubtedly proved to be a more difficult task now than in the bipolar world of the cold war era, it is not for lack of greed or hubris that the Kagans and others continue to sell their vision. Did they create these ideas because they truly believe in America's right to be the dominant force in the world? Or, do these ideas help sell weapons and control resources like oil and rare minerals? Part 3 shows interview footage of an obscure PNAC member (Thomas Donnelly) taking credit for the ominous “New Pearl Harbor” phrasing in the notorious 'Rebuilding America’s Defenses' document. But the evidence shows the genesis of the concept to be patriarch Don Kagan, in conjunction with his son Fred, in prior op-eds that call for ‘a catalyzing event’. Other newly sourced footage shows the pair advocating for a US military ground invasion of Palestine on September 12th, 2001 and displaying an unnerving prescience about the 9/11 attacks themselves.

Watch a trailer of the video here (warning: one episode of loud swearing):
Go here to download or order on DVD:

Oct 17 18:53

Bombshell from Hillary's email stash: Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq war

The disclosure is certain to lead for calls for Sir John Chilcot to reopen his inquiry into the Iraq War if, as is believed, he has not seen the Powell memo.

A second explosive memo from the same cache also reveals how Bush used ‘spies’ in the Labour Party to help him to manipulate British public opinion in favour of the war.

The documents, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, are part of a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.

Former Tory Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: ‘The memos prove in explicit terms what many of us have believed all along: Tony Blair effectively agreed to act as a frontman for American foreign policy in advance of any decision by the House of Commons or the British Cabinet.

Oct 17 17:28

‘Britain to blame for Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ – George Galloway

Pro-Palestinian activists held banners and denounced Israeli aggression, following violent clashes and attacks by Israel Defense Forces on Palestinian civilians.

Oct 17 11:48

Why US fears Putin success in Syria

Russia is conducting operations that are lawful under international law with the full consent of the Syrian government – unlike the US-led coalition which is bombing the country illegally.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter darkly predicted that Russia would suffer blowback from its intervention in Syria with acts of terrorism being committed on “Russian soil.”

Oct 17 09:13

Moscow doubles down on Washington

So this was Putin’s first message to Washington, and the Pentagon/NATO combo in particular; your fancy ideas of stationing tactical nuclear weapons or expanding missile defense to Eastern Europe, or even Asia-Pacific, are just a mirage. Our cruise missiles are capable of wreaking real effective havoc; and soon, as this piece argues, there will be more hypersonic, high-precision long-range missiles added to the mix.

Old habits don’t die hard – they remain in a coma forever. The Pentagon’s response to the facts launched from the Caspian Sea was to conduct an airdrop of light weapons to “a select group of vetted leaders and their units,” as in those famously non-existent Syrian “moderate rebels.” The weapons will inevitably be captured by assorted Salafi-jihadi goon outfits in no time.

Oct 16 19:14

China warns Britain not to bring up human rights during Xi Jinping's visit because he would be offended

China provided instructions to the British government ahead of President Xi Jinping's state visit to London Oct. 20-23, advising leaders to refrain from raising the issue of human rights.

Oct 15 21:19

Migrants bump into polar bear after sneaking onto lorry to get to UK

You know about those refugees from the Middle East over running Europe right.
These guys tried to sneak into Britain in the back of a truck occupied by a Polar Bear.

Published on Oct 15, 2015

In a bid to catch a ride, several asylum seekers tried to sneak into a UK-bound truck in a camp in Calais under the cover of night. They were so desperate that even a polar bear being transported in the back of the vehicle did not prevent their entry.

Oct 15 17:17

UK crime rate rises as cybercrimes, fraud included in statistics

A new report suggests the crime rate in the United Kingdom has risen to more than 11.6 million offences in the one year to June 2015.

Oct 15 14:42

UK refuses Julian Assange hospital visit for MRI and diagnosis

In a press conference today, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino read out a letter from Assange’s UK doctor who conducted a medical examination in August. The letter says that he is in constant and severe pain, which is growing worse and has been present since June 2015. The doctor stated that an MRI scan needs to be performed. This can only be carried out in a hospital.

Oct 15 14:41

UN team to probe ‘grave violations’ of disabled peoples’ rights under austerity

UN representatives will visit the UK within weeks as part of an inquiry into “grave and systematic violations” of the rights of disabled people, which have allegedly taken place under austerity measures.

Oct 15 10:02

Britain's biggest banks to be forced to separate retail banks from investment arms

Britain's biggest banks will have to run their retail banking operations as independent banks, almost entirely separate from their investment banking and overseas operations, as the Bank of England made it clear that there will be no relaxation of the incoming ring-fencing rules.

As a result, regulators hope the high street lenders will be able to continue running the retail arms with no difficulties even if their investment banking arms get into trouble.

Basic services such as payments and bank account access should be able to continue even if the parent group collapses.

Oct 15 07:41

'Bonkers!' National Grid to use money from your bill to pay factories to not use power to keep the lights on this winter

Fears have been raised that electricity supplies have tightened significantly as a number of power plants close, in particular coal fired power stations which are shutting as they do not meet environmental standards.

Oct 14 16:10

GCHQ given green light to spy on MPs, court rules

GCHQ is legally allowed to collect and read the private communications of MPs and Lords, a court has ruled, overruling a decades old rule which forbade snooping on Westminster politicians.

In a surprise decision, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) said the ‘Wilson doctrine’ did not preclude the bulk collection of data through programs such as Tempora, as exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who brought the issue to court alongside Baroness Jenny Jones, called the ruling a “blow for parliamentary democracy.”

Oct 14 15:25

Tories want to charge £4,000 for Freedom of Information requests

Conservative Party plans to crack down on Freedom of Information (FoI) rights could see charges of up to £4,000 levied on those gathering data on National Health Service (NHS) structures such as clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

Oct 14 15:05

Osborne call on Labour MPs to vote in favor of govt. budget cuts

UK Chancellor George Osborne has called on the opposition Labour MPs to defy their leader Jeremy Corbyn and vote in favor of a harsh new fiscal charter.

Oct 14 14:23

Newborn baby died after family evicted from social housing

A 10-week old baby, born prematurely, died after his parents and sister were evicted from social housing in Warwickshire following the withdrawal of tenancy support, a serious case review has found.

Oct 14 13:46

NATO wars distract national attention away from VIPaedophile child sexual abuse

How the Establishment hid the monster in their midst: As MPs demand an inquiry into the covering-up of a VIP child abuse ring, chilling proof of how this depraved diplomat was protected by the good and the great.

Oct 14 12:59

Eavesdropping virus ‘stealing millions’ from UK bank accounts – NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned internet users to protect themselves from cyber-attacks which have seen hackers harvest online banking details and steal millions from UK bank accounts.

Oct 14 12:19

Corbyn accuses govt. of limiting children’s life chances

Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservative government is guilty of limiting the life chances of hundreds of thousands of children from low- and middle-income families by cutting child tax credits as part of the government’s £12bn of welfare cuts.

Oct 14 09:16

Labour hints at backing Syrian intervention without UN support

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the party could support some level of military intervention in Syria without the backing of the UN if Russia vetoes a Security Council resolution.

In a brief statement, the party leader said he “met with shadow cabinet colleagues today and [Shadow Foreign Secretary] Hilary Benn is setting out the position today.”

His statement accompanies an article written by Benn in the Guardian on Wednesday titled “If we are to help Syria’s people, we must take action.”

Oct 14 07:31

British Reporter Absolutely Loses His Temper and Tells Us The REAL News

Some of you may or may have not caught on the fact that Jonathan Pie is actually a spoof reporter, but don’t let that take away from the truth that was said in the report you just heard.

Oct 14 06:31

GCHQ given green light to spy on MPs, court rules

GCHQ is legally allowed to collect and read the private communications of MPs and Lords, a court has ruled, overruling a decades old rule which forbade snooping on Westminster politicians.

In a surprise decision, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) said the ‘Wilson doctrine’ did not preclude the bulk collection of data through programs such as Tempora, as exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who brought the issue to court alongside Baroness Jenny Jones, called the ruling a “blow for parliamentary democracy.”

Established by former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1966, the rule forbids the interception of communications between MPs and their constituents by police or intelligence agencies.

Oct 13 19:07

Navy forced to hire foreign troops to fill the ranks as former top brass warn 4,000-sailor shortage puts it in a 'perilous situation'

The Royal Navy is in a ‘perilous situation’ and needs 4,000 extra sailors to man its new aircraft carriers and nuclear submarine fleet, it was revealed yesterday.

Former military top brass warned how the Navy, Army and RAF had been hit with massive manpower shortages after devastating cuts to Britain’s Armed Forces.

Defence chiefs are now asking countries across the world to loan Britain troops in a desperate bid to make up the numbers, it was said.

The embarrassing scramble to re-recruit servicemen to man the UK’s warplanes and new aircraft carriers comes after the Government heavily slashed the forces during its last defence review in 2010.

A shortage in personnel has resulted in both the RAF and Royal Navy looking to recruit foreign fighters in order to fill a gap in manpower.

Oct 13 19:02

The agonising cancer drug experiment NHS covered up: How 55 patients needlessly endured extra strong chemo - and weren't told for six years they'd been guinea pigs

Doctors put 55 patients through needless and agonising chemotherapy, the Mail can reveal today.

The cancer victims, one as old as 83, were kept in the dark about the NHS blunder for six years. Twenty-nine died without being told.

The extra chemotherapy was of no medical use because they had a type of cancer that needed different treatment. But it exposed them to horrific side effects including lost fertility, terrible nausea and higher risk of fatal infections.

Oct 13 15:43

Inflation fall 'could hit pensioners'

Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index fell to -0.1% in September, helped by a smaller than usual rise in clothing prices and falling motor fuel prices.

The change is particularly important because September's figure is used to set annual increases for some pensioner and disability benefits, as well as public service pensions.

The drop is good news for people of working age, as wages show some signs of growth, but pensioners could now be facing a squeeze on living standards.

Oct 13 15:37

UN slams UK Tory for planning to scrap Human Rights Act

UK ruling party’s plan to scrap the Human Rights Act has sparked harsh criticism from the UN arguing that the act would be disastrous for victims of abuses and ruin the UK’s commendable record.

Oct 13 15:20

UK police to record anti-Muslim hate crimes as separate category

UK government says anti-Muslim hate crimes will be recorded as a separate category by all police forces across England and Wales.

Oct 13 14:58

UK Kinship carers at risk of poverty, debt due to budget cuts

A new report says that tens of thousands of kinship carers risk sever poverty, debt and losing their homes as a result of government’s welfare cuts.

Oct 13 14:46

Sierra Leone Ebola cases could have been halved had UK acted sooner

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone could have been cut by 50 percent had the UK had set up beds in the stricken nation’s treatment centers just one month earlier, a new report claims.

Oct 13 14:41

“UK evading responsibility towards citizens because of business interests"

The son of a British old man jailed in Saudi Arabia says the Foreign Office is allowing UK business interests to get the way of helping to free his father.

Oct 13 14:14

Labour will oppose Osborne’s fiscal charter setting budget surplus into law

Shadow Cabinet Minister Diane Abbot has defended Labour’s volte-face on whether to support Chancellor George Osborne’s fiscal charter which seeks to force future government to run a budget surplus – effectively embedding austerity into law.

Oct 13 13:32

British Blacks main target of police tasers

A new report suggests black people in the UK are three times more likely to have taser used by police against them.

Oct 13 10:34

The swans that say we're in for a freezing winter: Arrival of Russian Bewicks from Siberia is earliest for 50 years and could herald harsh weather

Swooping in with the brisk Arctic winds, the Bewick’s swan traditionally heralds the beginning of winter.

And now the Russian bird has made its earliest-ever arrival in Britain – bearing an icy omen for a long, cold winter ahead.

Migrating 2,500 miles from the depths of Siberia, the first swan touched down on Sunday at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.

But while the magnificent bird was probably relieved to reach the warmer climes of the UK, its arrival – the earliest in 50 years – may well usher in a particularly harsh and unforgiving winter.

Oct 13 09:30

The Ugly Truth About Poverty In Britain

David Cameron gave his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester last week and there was a definite change in the political wind with an attempt to move towards the centre ground. He said that central to tackling big social problems is an all-out assault on poverty. Perhaps, Cameron could see the Conservatives being seen as the ‘nasty’ party again, some have said that this is the true man.

Oct 12 20:13

Western Aid to Terrorists: Iraqi Forces Seize US-Supplied Anti-Armor Missiles from ISIS in Fallujah

Iraqi Forces Seize US-Supplied Anti-Armor Missiles from ISIL in Fallujah

On Saturday, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition from terrorists in the town of Beiji.

“The military hardware and weapons had been airdropped by the US-led warplanes and choppers for the ISIL in the nearby areas of Beiji,” military sources told FNA.

In February, an Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that the US airplanes still continue to airdrop weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists.

“The US planes have dropped weapons for the ISIL terrorists in the areas under ISIL control and even in those areas that have been recently liberated from the ISIL control to encourage the terrorists to return to those places,” Coordinator of Iraqi popular forces Jafar al-Jaberi told FNA.

He noted that eyewitnesses in Al-Havijeh of Kirkuk province had witnessed the US airplanes dropping several suspicious parcels for ISIL terrorists in the province.