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Mar 03 16:19

Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified ‘national threat’

British Prime Minister David Cameron said tackling child sexual abuse was a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures to prevent systematic abuse.

Mar 03 11:13

Netanyahu’s Big Gamble

In pursuing the strategy of preserving the perception of the Iranian threat in order to maintain the special relationship with the United States, Netanyahu is pursuing strategies that sabotage America’s own foreign policy interests...

By going over President Obama’s head to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking a big gamble, apparently hoping that he can block any U.S. rapprochement with Iran and heighten tensions in the Middle East, a strategy that lacks both facts and logic, says Ted Snider.

Mar 03 07:11

Manchester Music School Surrenders to Zionist Lobby Pressure

Yesterday I learned that my concert at The Royal Northern College of Music this coming Thursday had been cancelled due to Zionist pressure. I spoke with the RNCM's Marketing Director who told me that the concert was cancelled due to 'safety reasons.' It seems that the venue felt 'unable to guarantee my safety.' Given that I’m now a pretty big boy, this would be somewhat amusing except that the terrible implication is that Zionist’s violence has now made it to Britain. It took a few hours before I found out that it was the ultra- Zionist 'North West Friend Of Israel' that had put pressure on the music school.

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Israel's supporters do love to fight dirty!

Mar 01 08:38

Who is the Naked Boy Escaping Buckingham Palace?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Royals are claiming this is a hoax. If it is, it is a damned good one!

Mar 01 08:11

Labour's Lord Owen own goal over tax avoidance as he is ordered to repay £50,000 after investigation by HMRC

Former Labour Foreign Secretary and party donor David Owen has been exposed as having invested in a tax avoidance scheme – in a major embarrassment for Ed Miliband.

Lord Owen has been ordered to repay around £50,000 after an investigation by the tax authorities. He is a supporter of Mr Miliband and last year he gave £7,500 to the Labour party.

HMRC investigators will this month insist the 76-year-old settles within 90 days or face legal action.

Mar 01 07:27

Pegida UK falls flat: Newcastle counter-demo outnumbers anti-Islamists by 5-to-1

Fewer than 300 people turned up in Newcastle for the first-ever rally of anti-Islamist group Pegida in the UK, while at least 1,500 gathered to protest the demo, just hundreds of yards away.

“We are here because nobody else who should be talking about the problems in this country is talking about them,” said Pegida’s keynote speaker, Paul Weston, from the far-right Liberty GB party, to an audience that mostly comprised white middle-aged men holding Union Jacks.

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This attempt to fan the flames of hate against Muslims is failing because we recognize it as the same tactic the Nazis used against the Jews, leading to WW2.

Feb 28 10:04

Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt – charity

Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.

Feb 28 08:47

Police back down on ‘pay-to-protest’ demand, but right to assembly still at risk – activists

UK authorities who insisted activists spend thousands of pounds on a private security firm to steward a peaceful climate change march in London have backed down following intense pressure. Campaigners insist they will not “pay to protest.”

Feb 28 08:43

Guardian Retracts Anti-Russian Story Based on 'Research' of Own Reporter

Rush to give anti-Russian news backfires: the Guardian forced to correct an article by Eliot Higgins who claimed Russian army fired into Ukraine on the basis of a report he had co-authored himself

Feb 28 08:38

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?

Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

And the loss of empire increasingly manifests itself in myriad moves by selected players aiming towards a multipolar world.

So no wonder US ‘Think Tankland’ is going bonkers, releasing wacky CIA-tinted “forecasts” where Russia is bound to disintegrate, and China is turning into a communist dictatorship. So much (imperial) wishful thinking, so little time to prolong hegemony.

Feb 28 08:03

MI6 complicity? Lee Rigby killer’s torture claims investigated, says Cameron

A new inquiry will be conducted into claims that MI6 were complicit in the alleged torture of Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men later convicted of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in May 2013.

The investigation will focus on how the British spy agency handled claims Adebolajo was beaten by Kenya’s security forces, who have close ties with the UK, while detained there in 2010.

Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the inquiry after a report by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) criticized MI6, also known as the Secret Intelligence Service.

The committee’s report found MI6 never asked the Kenyan authorities about Adebolajo’s claims, dismissing them as fabricated.

Feb 28 08:02

Link foreign aid to defence, boost military spending – UK Lords

Hawkish members of the UK House of Lords will battle for increased military spending Friday, proposing that the government link foreign aid to defense budgets. They are expected to argue Britain’s security is more important than its social conscience.

Feb 27 10:22

Treasury admits 'fat finger' blunder costing Lloyds bond holders £2bn

The Treasury has admitted it made a blunder by telling Lloyds Banking Group that it had permission to buy back investor bonds that propped the bank up in the wake of the financial crash – depriving holders of the notes billions of pounds in interest payments.

The so-called "fat finger" error reported by Business Insider, saw the Treasury incorrectly state the Prudential Regulatory Authority had approved Lloyds' application to redeem a series of Enhanced Capital Notes (ECNs), disclosed by the bank on 16th December 2014.

A statement by Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, said: "HM Treasury understands that the PRA has not yet made a decision regarding whether to approve Lloyds Banking Group's application. We apologise for this error, and sincerely regret any problems caused."

Feb 27 07:30

BEX ALERT - BBC: Response to NATO Parade on Russia Border Shows Moscow Is Gunning for Baltics

The fact Russia responded to multi-national NATO parade 300 yards from its border and 100 miles from its former capital Saint Petersburg shows that the Baltics may be "next target for Kremlin land-grab"

Feb 26 09:16

Unlike most British Jews, The Vast Majority Of UK Muslims Are Loyal To The Kingdom

A month ago we learned that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe”*

Interestingly enough, yesterday the BBC published a poll that measured British Muslims’ attitude towards Britain. Unlike the majority of Jews who expressed their will to leave Europe, 95% of the Muslims here are “loyal to Britain.”

Feb 26 08:14

Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge

Net migration to Britain is now higher than it was when David Cameron took office despite his “no ifs, not buts” promise to cut it to “tens of thousands” by this May’s general election, new official figures are expected to show on Thursday.

Feb 26 08:13

Cameron’s tough-guy tactics: Warmongering & policy gaffes

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made a name for himself when it comes to supporting yet more wars abroad, including events in Libya, Syria and now Ukraine. But more often than not, such warmongering has come back to bite Britain.

Feb 26 08:11

The real reason Diana tapes were shelved: Director claims BBC axed 'dynamite' footage amid fears of upsetting monarchy - despite spending £500,000 on programme

The BBC allegedly wasted £500,000 on a documentary featuring 'dynamite' interviews with Princess Diana - but later shelved it because it did not want to upset the monarchy, it has been claimed.

According to the director behind a controversial documentary about the Princess of Wales, the BBC went on to give a misleading account of why the programme was not broadcast.

The Corporation said at the time that Diana: Her Story, Her Words, due to be broadcast on the tenth anniversary of her death, did not sufficiently add to the story of Diana's life.

But, in another controversial documentary being aired tonight, it is claimed the BBC stopped its broadcast amid fears it would upset the Royal Family close to Prince's Charles 60th birthday.

Feb 26 08:10

Savile 'abused 63 people at Stoke Mandeville Hospital'

Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the one formal complaint made was ignored, an independent report has found.

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Feb 25 09:48

The Guardian Surrenders To Zionist Pressure

The following post is taken from the Ultra Zionist CIF Watch. The hawkish Israeli outlet is bragging today about its success in persuading The Guardian to remove The Wandering Who from its online book shop. Needless to say that The Wandering Who was published three years ago, it has been a best seller since then. It was translated into 12 languages and not a single claim referring to any form of hatred has been issued in the UK or anywhere else. The Wandering Who has been endorsed by the most impressive list of scholars and humanists. Seemingly, it doesn't take much for The Guardian to shamelessly surrender to pressure made by supporters of ethnic cleansing Israel.

To buy The Wandering Who on Amazon.co.uk

Feb 25 08:39

Tony Blair’s ex-private secretary becomes Britain’s ambassador to Israel

Britain’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey, served as Tony Blair’s private secretary from 2004 to 2006. His appointment has sparked controversy as critics consider his foreign policy legacy.

Quarry worked as a private assistant to Tony Blair during the ex-Labour chief’s decade-long premiership. He subsequently became head of the Foreign Office’s Middle East and North Africa department.

Feb 25 08:34

‘Stark choice’: Britain will import 50% of food by 2040, farmers union warns

The UK will be importing more than half of its food supplies within a decade due to a growing population and stagnating farm productivity, farming leaders have warned.

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How is that open-borders immigration policy looking now?

Feb 24 15:05

David Tredinnick, Tory MP, Says NHS Doctors Could Use Astrology To Treat Patients

A Tory MP has said the NHS could use astrology to treat its patients, while branding anyone that doesn’t believe in it "racist" (that’s astrology – as in the belief that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world).

David Tredinnick (who sits on both the Health Select Committee and the Science and Technology Select Committee) said on Tuesday that divination could have a "role to play in healthcare" and that employing prophecy in 21st century medicine could relieve "pressure" on doctors". In an interview with the Astrological Journal, the MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire said: "I do believe that astrology and complementary medicine would help take the huge pressure off doctors."

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Oh .......... Kay!

Feb 24 14:19

Cameron has threatened Russia disconnecting from the SWIFT system at the deteriorating situation in Ukraine

Google Translate: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday the possibility of disabling Russian banks from the SWIFT system in the event of deterioration of the situation in the Donbass.

Feb 24 12:42

Why does Britain have a problem with Russia?

In recent days, the hyperbole has risen to hysteria level with senior members of the British government outdoing each other to make the most infantile, irresponsible, insolent and insulting remarks against Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin. What is Britain's problem with Russia, the country that shed rivers of blood to free Europe from Fascism?

Feb 24 08:44

Iraqi Army Downs Two British Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL Terrorists

Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday.

“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

Feb 24 08:17

Jack Straw to take job for firm he lobbied for in Commons

Jack Straw is to take a job with a firm which won a £75 million government contract after he lobbied a minister on its behalf, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former foreign secretary boasted to undercover reporters that he had helped the furniture firm “get on the ladder” and secure contracts to supply the Government.

Feb 24 07:41

Qatar an ‘important ally,' UK defence sec claims amid terror backing allegations

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon praised Qatar as one of the UK’s “most important allies” during a meeting with his Qatari counterpart on Monday, amid allegations that the Gulf state supports terrorism.

Fallon met with the Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, to discuss areas for military cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

After the meeting, Fallon praised the Gulf state for being among the UK’s “most important allies.”

Feb 23 11:38

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

Feb 23 09:49

OLIGARCHY: Top British Politicians Offer Influence For Cash

The very fabric of British political society is being torn into pieces with an apparently never-ending stream of scandals.

Top British Labour Party figure Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, overseer of British intelligence agencies, have been caught on camera offering political influence for cash.

Feb 22 08:48

UK Home Office refuses to admit responsibility for ‘aid for executions’

The Home Office is refusing to disclose the part played by UK counter-narcotics funding in facilitating executions in countries such as Pakistan – even though a number of Brits have been revealed to be on that country’s death row.

Feb 22 08:44

George Osborne says HSBC tax evasion prosecutions not his job

George Osborne has washed his hands of responsibility for prosecutions against people who evaded tax through HSBC Switzerland, as the government came under pressure to justify immunity deals given to those who confess to serious tax fraud.

Feb 22 08:43

UK admits unlawfully monitoring legally privileged communications

The regime under which UK intelligence agencies, including MI5 and MI6, have been monitoring conversations between lawyers and their clients for the past five years is unlawful, the British government has admitted.

The admission that the activities of the security services have failed to comply fully with human rights laws in a second major area – this time highly sensitive legally privileged communications – is a severe embarrassment for the government.

Feb 20 07:32

Scaremonger: UK Defence Secretary Accused of Delusion Over Baltic Threat

British military experts have poured scorn over the UK Defence Secretary's claim that the Baltic States could be the next targets for Russia. The news comes as senior British parliamentarians accused the EU of "sleep-walking" into the current crisis in Ukraine.

Feb 20 07:01

Axeman Lloyds bank boss set for £7m bonus after overseeing thousands of job losses

Lloyds bank boss Antonio Horta-Osorio is poised to pocket a bonus of more than £7million after overseeing thousands of job losses.

Portuguese banker Mr Horta-Osorio, 51, who has headed Lloyds since 2011, has just begun a second, three-year wave of cost cutting.

It will mean the loss of another 9,000 jobs and 200 branches.

But he is being rewarded for helping turn the firm’s fortunes around. The bank is expected to confirm the shares windfall for its chief executive when it announces its results.

Feb 20 07:00

If You Can't Make It Fake It: UK Claims Russian Missiles in Ukraine

British diplomats released photographs on Wednesday of what they described as Russia's advanced anti-aircraft artillery system allegedly being used in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia's military involvement in the conflict.

The snapshots of the truck-mounted SA-22 Pantsir surface-to-air missile system appeared on the web and on social networks, but for some strange reason the time and date they were taken differed from what appears on these very same photos published earlier.

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Further linked was the webpage of the Billingcat investigative journalism group and showed a KAMAZ truck with a Pantsir-like unit sitting on top. The photo, made on a misty day against the backdrop of a concrete wall and some trees, only says, without elaborating, that it was taken in Shakhtarsk.

Which is surprising, because the very same photograph, which appeared on other websites, indicates it was taken on January 23 in Russia’s very own Rostov region.

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If at first you don't succeed, lie lie again!

Feb 19 12:06

Fiji slams UK for refusal to compensate victims of nuclear tests

Fiji has slammed the UK government for its refusal to compensate Fijian soldiers who were exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests in late 1950s.

“We are bringing justice to a brave and proud group of Fijians to whom a great injustice was done,” Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said at a Friday ceremony held for the recognition of the suffering of the veterans.

“We are righting a wrong. We are closing an unfortunate chapter in our history,” Bainimarama added in an apparent reference to the UK’s refusal over the compensation.

The prime minister also stated, “Fiji is not prepared to wait for Britain to do the right thing. We owe it to these men to help them now, not wait for the British politicians and bureaucrats.”

Fiji was a British colony at the time of the nuclear tests.

Feb 19 11:45

RT HD In the NOW - Tony Blair Buttwipe

Feb 19 06:54

‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested

Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London's poor.

Feb 18 06:34

FRACKING: Controls on powers of Energy Secretary removed at 11th hour in sneak attack by UK Government

While you were watching The X Factor and I was trying to get some kind of genuine steer on the EU/Greece ‘negotiations’, our fine United Kingdom Government slipped a bit of fracking fascism under the radar.

Feb 18 06:33

Kincora scandal: Sex abuse victim wins right to pursue claims of MI5 collusion

A victim of child sex abuse at the notorious Kincora boys’ home in Belfast has been granted permission to launch a legal challenge over the Government’s refusal to carry out a full inquiry, amid allegations of collusion by MI5.

The decision to exclude attacks carried out at Kincora from the UK-wide inquiry into historical sex abuse, set to be chaired by the New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard, will now be subjected to a judicial review.

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Not exactly the "James Bond" image of British Intelligence. MI5 was perfectly happy to let little children go on being sexually molested just in case they could get video of someone important doing it!

Feb 17 08:04

MI5 'halted police child abuse investigation': Victims at children's home accuse security service of colluding to protect abusers

MI5 blocked police investigations into sexual abuse at a children’s home to protect their intelligence gathering operation, campaigners will tell the High Court today.

Victims of abuse at the Kincora children’s home in Northern Ireland have accused senior members of the security services of colluding in protecting abusers from being investigated or prosecuted.

Campaigners are taking legal action at the High Court in Belfast to force a full independent inquiry with the power to force MI5 witnesses to testify and release documents.

Feb 17 08:02

BT poised to land bailiff contract to collect billions in unpaid fines

BT is expected to land a much-criticised Ministry of Justice semi-privatisation deal that would see the telephony giant turn bailiff.

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, believes that big business would be more effective than the courts at reducing the level of outstanding fines, which was around £2bn when the competition to find a private-sector provider was launched two years ago.

At a time when the Coalition has been trying to balance the UK’s books, ministers have also ended up writing off hundreds of millions of pounds in fines in recent years.

Feb 17 08:01

Private Arms Dealers in Bed With UK Defence Ministry

Concerns have been raised over the close relationship between the British government and the private sector, after it was revealed that a number of arms firms’ employees are currently seconded to positions in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other government departments.

Feb 14 07:44

British politicians mull censorship of anti-Israel comments

Following the Charlie Hebdo attack and related killings, we saw continental European law enforcement agencies confirming that “freedom of speech” is a white liberal privilege, not a universal right.

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brazenly claiming all Jewish victims as his own and cashing in on the attacks for blatant propaganda purposes, the French political elite signalled that the tragic events may be used as an excuse to crack down on criticism of Israel.

Now, it seems, British parliamentarians could go down the same road by considering bans on critical discourse while basing their criteria on extremely shaky definitions.

Feb 14 07:29

UK dispatches troop carriers to Ukraine

Britain has delivered a number of troop transporters to Ukraine as fighting rages on unabated in the eastern parts of the former Soviet country despite a peace deal.

Ukrainian media reported on Friday that 20 British Saxon armored vehicles were handed in to Kiev, with another 55 expected to arrive soon.

The UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the vehicles were transferred by a private firm under a 2013 deal with the eastern European country.

Feb 13 08:00

HSBC leaks: Lord Fink admits he took 'vanilla' steps to reduce tax bill – and claims 'everyone' is involved in tax avoidance

The Conservatives are facing embarrassment after Lord Fink, the party’s former treasurer, admitted he had taken “vanilla, bland” steps to reduce his tax bill and claimed that “everyone” was involved in tax avoidance.

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Except the working people, who are not allowed access to these secret tax havens.

Feb 13 07:59

We should all rage at how the HMRC Gestapo pick on the little people while doing cosy deals with the super rich

As someone who was subjected last year to an HMRC inspection of my tax affairs, I could not be more outraged at the revelations that some of the wealthiest people in Britain have been engaging in tax avoidance on a vast scale by exploiting the secrecy offered by HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

Labour, on whose watch most of this scandal occurred, have demanded to know whether David Cameron interrogated Stephen Green — the former HSBC chairman, who was in charge of the Swiss operation — when he granted him a peerage and a job as Trade Minister.

Meanwhile, Ed Miliband — who as the Mail reports today has, with his brother, pursued lucrative tax avoidance strategies — is trying to start a new class war by throwing rocks at rich Tory donors such as philanthropist Lord Fink, whose name appears on the list of clients in Switzerland.

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There is a permanent class wear, waged by the upper classes on everyone else.

Feb 13 07:58

David Cameron's IN-LAWS have links with a string of tax havens

David Cameron has come under more pressure over his wife Samantha’s family affairs after it emerged they have links to tax havens across the globe.

The PM’s mother-in-law Lady Astor’s luxury furniture store Oka Direct is more than 50% owned by anonymous ­shareholders through accounts held in Guernsey, we can reveal.

She has a 22% stake in the firm she founded in 1999 and which has ­benefited from the offshore investment.

And Samantha’s step-dad Viscount Astor is linked to a firm in a Caribbean tax haven which owned his family’s 19,000 acre Talbert Estate in Scotland.

The revelations come amid the furore sparked by further criticism of Mr Cameron’s wife’s job with plush stationery firm Smythson, whose owners are based in Luxembourg.

And the PM was branded a ­“hypocrite” after boasting about clamping down on tax dodgers, insisting he wants all British firms to be ­“headquartered” in the UK.

Feb 13 07:55

Boris Johnson: Americans secretly still want to be ruled by our QUEEN

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As an American, I think it is time to have Boris tested for illegal drugs.

Feb 13 07:49

Under-fire Prince Andrew gets some good news as the Queen promotes him to the rank of vice-admiral as a birthday present

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If it's one thing Prince Andrew knows about, it's vice! :)

Feb 12 11:13

Ukrainian President, British PM discuss cooperation in defense technologies

The sides also mentioned the agreement on ceasefire in war-torn eastern Ukraine and macroeconomic aid for conducting reforms in Ukraine

Feb 12 07:42

Cameron 'up to his neck' in HSBC tax row after revelations a string of Tory donors held Swiss bank accounts

David Cameron was accused of being 'up to his neck' in the Swiss bank account row today, after revelations that a string of Tory donors hoarded money in the country.

Former Conservative Party Treasurer Stanley Fink and German-born car manufacturing heir Georg von Opel, who has donated six-figure sums to the Tories, are among a host of individuals who legally held accounts in Switzerland with HSBC's private bank, according to a leaked tax disc.

In a fiery Commons debate, the Prime Minister insisted 'no-one had done more' than the current government to crack down on tax avoidance.

Feb 12 07:41

Social workers allowed convicted paedophile unrestricted access to five-year-old girl and failed to tell her mother about his past

A social services department allowed a convicted paedophile unrestricted access to a five-year-old girl and failed to tell her mother about his past.

The troubled social services department at Norfolk County Council has been accused of placing the child at risk as they allegedly knew the man was allowed to care for the girl alone but did not warn her mother about his history.

The case came to light after MPs and foster carers called for an investigation into claims the department has wrongly removed dozens of children from their carers.

Feb 12 07:29

Crime and punishment: Confiscate rogue bankers’ salaries & bonuses, says UK regulator

Britain’s financial regulator may force reckless and corrupt financiers to pay back their salaries and bonuses to state authorities in an effort to clamp down on rampant financial crime. Experts doubt the policy will prove effective, however.

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) suggested policy shift follows a soon-to-be implemented EU bonus cap, fiercely opposed by City bankers and the British government.

Feb 12 07:26

UK Government in Court of Appeal over rendition and torture case

Lawyers for the British Government will today argue in the Court of Appeal that a case concerning the 2004 kidnap, torture and ‘rendition’ of a man by UK and US forces should not be heard.

The case is being brought by legal charity Reprieve and solicitors Leigh Day on behalf of Yunus Rahmatullah (32), who was captured in Iraq by the UK, tortured and held in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, before being ‘rendered’ to Afghanistan by the US. He then faced a decade of detention without charge or trial in Bagram prison, before being released in 2014.

Feb 12 07:18

‘Politicians can't be trusted to clean up HSBC’: Govt revenue chiefs grilled over tax evasion scandal

Top UK tax officials were probed by MPs on Wednesday over the recent tax evasion scandal that has engulfed British banking giant HSBC. Labour MP Austin Mitchel said Britain’s tax avoidance industry has eclipsed its tax collection industry.

Amid global controversy over HSBC's alleged involvement in industrial scale tax evasion, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was questioned by Britain’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

On Sunday, it emerged HSBC's Swiss private banking arm had aided royalty, criminals, terrorists, and drug dealers in dodging taxes.

A colossal cache of files leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) shed light on the banking giant's clandestine practices between 2005 and 2007. During this period, HSBC's Swiss private banking arm controlled roughly $100 billion in assets.

Files disclosing the bank’s suspect actions were leaked to HMRC in 2010.

Feb 12 07:17

‘Climate of fear’: NHS staff scared of exposing danger to patients, whistleblowers tell RT

An inquiry that found many NHS staff do not raise concerns about patient safety because they fear being ignored or bullied did not go far enough, whistle-blowing health professionals told RT.

The Freedom to Speak Up Review found a “climate of fear” permeates the NHS in England, with whistleblowers subject to “shocking” treatment when they attempt to speak out.

Feb 11 16:16

RANT: ‘Benefit Cheats’ RAIDED While HSBC Assists Terrorists?!

Yesterday, I covered a story that exposed HSBC as working with terrorists, royals, drug barons and celebrities to help them avoid paying taxes. Today, I was trying to enjoy lunch when I came across a news story so outrageous that I was almost forced to seek medical assistance for shock. British Police launched a dawn raid, not on HSBC, but families accused of benefit fraud. Benefit fraud isn’t a great thing obviously, but let’s put it into perspective.

Don’t forget this is the same country that is currently hunting people down for attempting to buy copies of Charlie Hebdo and letting people die by cutting spending on healthcare to balance a budget.

Feb 11 08:57

227 boxes of missing Lynette White documents found in police warehouse

A fresh scandal has erupted over the murder of Cardiff prostitute Lynette White 26 years ago with our revelation today that 227 boxes of missing legal documents relating to a police corruption case which sensationally collapsed have been discovered in a warehouse.

Documents seen by WalesOnline indicate that a retired police officer tipped off the chief inspector of Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate that the boxes were being stored in a police warehouse at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan – and that two of the documents should have been disclosed during the trial of eight former detectives and two civilians accused of conspiring to get innocent men convicted of Ms White’s murder.

Feb 10 18:34

Britain 'reserves right' to arm Ukraine: minister

Britain reserves the right to arm Ukraine and will not allow the Ukrainian army to collapse, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Tuesday.

"It's a national decision for each country in the NATO alliance to decide whether to supply lethal aid to Ukraine," he said in a statement to MPs.

"The UK is not planning to do so but we reserve the right to keep this position under review," he said.

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Now you know why they are trying to keep the Chilcot report under wraps!

Feb 10 11:30

Ban racists from social media, anti-Semitism report says

The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism wants prosecutors to examine whether prevention orders like those used to restrict sex offenders' internet access could be used.

The cross-party group also highlighted the use of anti-Semitic terms online.

Last week, a Community Security Trust report said UK anti-Semitic incidents more than doubled to 1,168 in 2014.

Feb 09 09:11

2,000 UK troops, RAF spy plane bound for Jordan to combat ISIS

The UK will send 2,000 specialist troops and a spy plane to Jordan to aid its efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a government source has revealed.

The decision follows criticism from the Commons Defence Select Committee that the UK was not committing sufficient troops or resources to the area.

An initial group of 60 military planners will join a coalition HQ in Jordan, which will be used to co-ordinate support of Kurdish and Iraqi troops, followed by a further 2,000 who will mainly act in a training capacity, the source told the Express.

The UK’s increased involvement follows Jordan’s decision to extend airstrikes from Syria to Iraq.

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This situation is escalating exponentially, and I have to wonder: will the RAF be bombing ISIS infrastructure, or that of the Syrian government, in order to "soften Syria up" for a UK/US/Jordanian ground strike in order to achieve regime change here?!?

Only time will tell, but I am seeing a massive increase in military activity in Iraq and beyond.

Feb 08 10:52

Cameron under fire in UK for not joining Merkel & Hollande in Moscow, Kiev talks

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticized at home for not participating in visits to Moscow and Kiev along with the French president and German Chancellor. The talks are seen as a major step forward in trying to resolve the Ukrainian conflict.

Feb 08 10:48

Chilcot report will be 'devastating' says No 10 as it emerges THIRTY are in the firing line of heavily critical Iraq Inquiry... and Blair's secret letters to Bush to be revealed in full

Thirty people, including Tony Blair, are set to be heavily criticised by the Chilcot Inquiry in its ‘devastating’ attack on the Iraq War.

Well-placed sources say that ‘approximately 30’ people have been sent letters by chairman Sir John Chilcot warning them that they will be criticised in his report into the 2003 invasion.

They include the former Prime Minister and ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, as well as a host of other Labour politicians, Whitehall mandarins, diplomats and intelligence officials.

The Mail on Sunday understands that Chilcot’s million-word report on the conflict is ‘largely finished’.

Feb 08 09:49

Parents branded child abusers by NHS 'bullies'... simply for refusing a heel prick test on their newborn baby

It should have been the most joyous moment of their lives, one they would look back on fondly for years to come.

But for Tony Shepherd and his Polish fiancee Viola, the weeks after the birth of their baby were filled with disbelief, followed by desperation and finally outright terror – when a small act of perfectly legal defiance led the NHS to brand them child abusers.

The couple could never have imagined that their refusal to have a simple heel prick test for their son would escalate into a full-blown investigation by midwives, social workers and even the police; or that before their son Charlie was even three weeks old, he would have to endure two intimate internal examinations.

Feb 07 11:17

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST ~~ THEN AND NOW

British TV Station Uses Gaza Backdrop in Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Interview on Holocaust

Feb 06 13:41

British spies threaten to stop working with Germans if NSA probe taken further

British intelligence chiefs have threatened to halt their sharing of information with their German counterparts if Germany goes ahead with a parliamentary inquiry into British and US spying, according to German media reports.

Feb 06 06:36

THE PAEDOFILE: TRIBUNE UNEARTHS MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SPOOK WHO SUPPLIED NAMES FOR DICKENS DOSSIER.

In a sensational piece for the latest edition of Tribune, a major blow is dealt to those who dismiss perversion whistle-blower Geoff Dickens as a fantasist. The post, by left-wing journalist Andrew Rosthorn, adds compelling evidence to support the Havers cover-up, while partially agreeing that – as so often happens in this field – Dickens made little distinction between under-age sex and paedophilia. But in getting MI5/MI6 operative Tony Holland (left above, now a wealthy Australian stock market investor) to go on the record as the man who furnished names for the maverick Tory MP’s dossier, Rosthorn has scored something of a coup in the serious investigation of Westminster deviants.

Feb 05 08:29

Gilad Express - A Brief Presentation At The Free Speech Forum Nottingham (video)

On Monday February 2nd, I returned to Nottingham to answer critics who accused me of all sort of things…

First, I went to Five Leaves Bookshop to confront my defamer Ross Bradshaw who led the campaign against me in Gedling ten days ago. Bradshaw gave rather feeble and defensive responses. I’ll soon publish a video of this discussion.

That night I presented my thoughts and addressed the accusations made against me. The event was filmed and the video is posted below. My opponents had been invited to join the event and debate me but they failed to show up.

Feb 05 08:22

Lowell Goddard: historic sex abuse inquiry will take at least three years

Justice Lowell Goddard, the newly appointed chairman of the inquiry into historic sexual abuse, has said her panel will not report back until 2018 but promised it would remain under control by setting ‘achievable goals’.

Following the chaos which surrounded the first attempts to set up the inquiry, with the departures of two chairmen over claims they were too close to the “Establishment,” Justice Goddard promised that victims would play a key role in selecting the new panel and setting its parameters.

Asked if she herself felt equipped to take on “the Establishment,” she said: “Well, I’m a judge so that’s not a new thing for me.

Feb 05 07:43

Wales follows Scotland and votes in favour of fracking moratorium

Another nail in the coffin of the UK shale gas industry was delivered today after the Welsh Government announced it would introduce a moratorium on fracking.

Ministers at the Welsh Assembly confirmed it would support a Plaid Cymru motion to effectively ban drilling plans until the full health and environmental impacts are properly studied and understood.

Feb 05 07:07

Plans for decommissioning giant North Sea field advance

ROYAL Dutch Shell has unveiled plans for decommissioning one of the biggest fields in the North Sea in a landmark move that should provide a major boost to the Scottish economy in coming years.

The oil and gas giant is launching a public consultation on removing one of the production platforms used on the massive Brent field north east of Shetland. This is a key step in the process for removing the production facilities for the field, which is expected to last more than 10 years and involve an outlay of billions of pounds.

Shell will have to remove four production platforms, 60 miles of pipelines and plug 140 wells on the field.

The size of the facilities means this will be the largest decommissioning project Shell has completed in the North Sea.

Feb 04 12:29

Death toll soars as cold snap hits UK

Official figures reveal that the death rate related to cold snaps in England and Wales is over 30% higher than normal for this time of year.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) some 28,800 people died in the fortnight ending January 23.

Feb 04 10:05

Iraq War Inquiry: Sir John Chilcot faces grilling from MPs over delayed report

Sir John Chilcot will face a grilling from MPs today after criticisms of delays to his much awaited report into the 2003 Iraq War.

The inquiry was opened in 2009 and was expected to report its findings three years ago, but it is now expected after the general election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Or preferably, after everyone named in it has peacefully died of old age." -- Number 9 3/4

Feb 03 11:26

Government poll reveals public support for fracking falls to record low

A new survey released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shows that public support for shale gas drilling has slumped to all-time low.

Public support for hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ for shale gas fell from 26% to 24%.

Feb 03 11:10

UK Launches Massive Propaganda Campaign

The British Army will revive one of the most contentious special forces units of the second world war, the Chindits, as a new generation of “Facebook” warriors who will wage complex and covert information and subversion campaigns.

Feb 03 07:27

‘To those who have, more is given’: Britain’s social mobility myth broken?

Attempts to improve social mobility in the UK have been so ineffective that super rich families of today will retain their wealth for the next 300 years, new research reveals.

A study examining the relationship between rare surnames and wealth found an “iron law” of inheritance which has defied all government attempts to improve social mobility in England and Wales since 1850.

Feb 03 07:18

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant

Margaret Thatcher was adamant officials should not publicly name Sir Peter Hayman, a senior diplomat connected to a paedophile scandal, even after she had been fully briefed on his activities, examination of formerly secret papers released to the National Archives shows.

Feb 01 09:33

Yet another blow for child abuse inquiry after it's revealed that the Home Office coached 'independent' experts about how to answer 'difficult questions'

The troubled inquiry into historic child abuse is facing fresh criticism after it emerged that panel members were told what to say to MPs by a long-serving Home Office official.

Experts and abuse survivors were given a 23-page document advising them how to answer ‘difficult questions’ when they appeared before a high-profile committee, prompting fears that the huge Government-ordered investigation is not independent.

It can also be revealed that the woman in charge of administration for the inquiry was seconded from the Home Office, where she has worked for 36 years – even though the department is at the centre of many of the allegations of cover-ups and VIP paedophile rings.

Jan 30 08:09

Bank of England chief 'delusional' to claim UK escaped debt trap - economist

Mark Carney’s claim that Britain has escaped a “debt trap” common to Eurozone states has been dismissed by UK economist Michael Burke as “delusional.” Burke says Britain's debt has merely been transferred from private firms to UK homeowners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When all the currency is loaned into circulation at interest, there is no escape possible from the debt trap. Britain should remember that the United States fought a revolution against Britain to break free of the Bank of England's predatory practices.

"The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution." -- Benjamin Franklin

Jan 28 10:10

Abiding We ‘Give, Give and Give’ And They Still Don’t Like Us

I am puzzled by Lipman and other British Jews who express similar views. Jews settled in this country in the late 19th century. But it seems that more than a century or about 4 generations have not been sufficient for British Jews to feel themselves an integral part of this country. They give up on this kingdom quite easily. Lipman is threatening to leave us and 58% of British Jews do not see future in Britain.

The actress told LBC Radio: “When the economy dries up they turn on the usual suspect the Jew… and when the going gets tough the Jews get packing.”

Jan 28 08:31

UK govt ‘gags & intimidates’ charities that criticize austerity policies

British charities say they have been targeted in a “subtle” yet “menacing” fashion by prominent political figures for publicly criticizing the coalition’s austerity policies. Others are silenced by gagging clauses in government contracts.

Jan 27 09:44

Prince Andrew under renewed pressure to speak about 'sex abuse' claims after flight logs emerge

Flight records show Duke of York and his accuser Virginia Roberts were in the same places at the same times she claims to have sex with him

Jan 25 09:44

Censorship, Abuse and other Zionist Tricks.. - Gilad Atzmon

We spoke about the clumsy attempt to block my music in Nottingham last week. The attempt failed. The concert took place in another venue. It was a huge success, Nottingham Jazz Committee stood firmly behind me. The concert was a transforming rally in my support (video below). It is now the local council that struggles to justify its act as resentment to its surrender to Zionist pressure is evident. I ll be speaking in Nottingham on Feb 2 for the Freedom Of Speech Society.

Jan 24 10:59

Anti-Semitic Israeli 'Ex-Jew' Has UK Performance Cancelled

Gilan Atzmon's Nottingham performance cancelled after residents report openly anti-Semitic statements to local council.

Jan 24 10:53

Ed Miliband: I'd be as good a friend to Israel as Cameron

Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to be as good a friend to Israel as David Cameron, should he be elected in May.

Jan 22 10:30

Royal Mint sells gold bars directly for the first time

For the first time in 47 years, the Royal Mint is manufacturing gold and silver bars which are available for everyone to invest in

Jan 18 22:15

UK sends warship to Falklands as Argentina lease supersonic bombers from Russia

ONE of Britain’s newest and most powerful warships was last night heading towards the Falklands to strengthen the islands’ air defences.

Jan 16 11:55

Obama’s grim warning to Congress: New Iran sanctions could lead to war

President Obama warned Congress Friday that new economic sanctions against Iran could lead directly to war, and British Prime Minister David Cameron said he’s personally appealing to top lawmakers to hold off and allow diplomatic negotiations with Iran to play out.

Jan 16 10:39

Pres. Obama and PM Cameron joint press conference

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron meet at the White House to discuss a range of issues: economic growth, cyber security, Iran, ISIS, counterterrorism, ebola, and Russia's actions in Ukraine.

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Jan 15 08:27

Charlie's Daily Victims - Dieudonne, MP David Ward, BBC Tim Willcox

A daily report from the battle for elementary freedom

1. French comedian star Dieudonne arrested
2. British MP David Ward panned for saying Netanyahu in Paris made him sick
3. The UK Zionist lobby AKA The Lobby is now mounting pressure on the BBC in reference to Tim Willcox daring to do his job.

Jan 15 08:25

Nick Clegg Vows To The Primacy Of Jewish Suffering

Nick Clegg promises to protect Holocaust education funding

Holocaust education funding will be protected for the next five years if the Liberal Democrats return to government after the election, Nick Clegg has promised.

Jan 15 08:04

British document: Israel initiated Entebbe hijack

In the document, written on 30 June 1976 when the crisis was still unresolved, DH Colvin of the Paris Embassy wrote that according to his source, "the hijack was the work of the PFLP, with help from the Israeli Secret Service, the Shin Bet.

"The operation was designed to torpedo the PLO's standing in France and to prevent what they see as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans."

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Israel literally created the Entebbe hijacking, and used this false-flag attack to trick the world into seeing the Palestinians as evil.

Jan 15 07:59

THE BOMBING THAT STARTED IT ALL!

Menachem Begin planned the destruction of the King David Hotel and the massacre of Deir Yassin. Ex prime minister, Shamir, was originally a member of the Jewish "terrorist" gang called Irgun, which was headed by none other than Menachem Begin. Shamir later moved over to the even more radical "Stern Gang," which committed many vicious atrocities.

Shamir himself has defended the various assassinations committed by the Irgun and Stern gangs on the grounds that "it was the only way we could operate, because we were so small. So it was more efficient and more moral to go for selected targets." The selected moral targets in those early days of the founding of the state of Israel included bombing of the King David Hotel and the massacre of Deir Yassin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel was created with a false-flag attack; the July 2, 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel, then being used to house British administration officials. Although carried out by Israelis, the Palestinians were framed for the "terror" attack, to turn the British against the Palestinians! Keep this history of Israel in mind when evaluating Paris, or anything else that goes "bang" and is then blamed on Muslims.

Jan 14 12:29

UK Moves One Step Closer to Orwell’s 1984 Nightmare

In the United States, government officials responded to Apple and Droid’s new encryption services by throwing temper tantrums in speeches and making archaic arguments in court. In the United Kingdom, home of big brother and big brother to the U.S., they simply want to ban forms of communication they cannot intrude upon.

British Prime Minister David Cameron drew media attention this week when, in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, he said

“In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which […] we cannot read?”

Jan 13 10:24

FLASHBACK - Serb TV station was legitimate target, says Blair

Nato leaders yesterday scrambled to justify the bombing of Serbia's state television station in an attack which killed a number of civilian workers and marked a further widening in the scope of targets now considered legitimate.

The attack on the building in the centre of Belgrade - which contradicted an apparent assurance by Nato this month that only transmitters would be hit - was condemned by international journalists' organisations, representing both employers and unions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, attacks on Islam-phobic media are BAAAAAAD, but attacks on the other guy's media are GOOOOOOD!

Jan 12 07:50

Angry MPs challenge ‘stitch-up’ over delay of Chilcot report on war in Iraq

Furious MPs are planning a parliamentary debate to challenge an alleged “stitch-up” that could delay the report of the Iraq war inquiry until after the general election.

A cross-party coalition has demanded that parliament’s backbench committee allocate half a day to discussing the continuing delay in publishing the Chilcot inquiry’s findings, which are expected to include severe criticism of the UK’s decision to join the US-led invasion in 2003.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It should include the Downing Street memo and the "Dodgy Dossier."

See THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

Jan 12 07:48

Fox News man is 'complete idiot' for Birmingham Muslim comments – David Cameron

The Fox News presenter who said the British city of Birmingham was a no-go zone for non-Muslims is a “complete idiot”, prime minister David Cameron has said.

“When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April fool’s day,” Cameron said. “This guy’s clearly a complete idiot.”

Terrorism expert Steven Emerson claimed on US news channel Fox News that non-Muslims do not go to Birmingham, which he said had become a “totally Muslim” city.

Jan 12 07:24

Police asked to investigate G4S over Guantanamo role

British security firm G4S could be criminally liable for its involvement in Guantanamo Bay, according to a new complaint filed with the Metropolitan Police.

Legal charity Reprieve, which represents several Guantanamo detainees, has reported the UK company to police after learning of a $113 million (£71 million) contract for G4S to supply ‘base services’ at the US prison through its US subsidiary, G4S Government Solutions (G4S GS). The exact nature of the services to be provided under the contract is unclear, prompting concerns that the company could be complicit in rights abuses under way at the prison, such as force-feeding.

Jan 11 09:52

Westminster paedophile ring: Top Tory MP 'murdered girl at vile orgy' claims new witness

The new witness has told police he watched the teenager being taken into a ­terrifying “medical room” by a senior Tory MP – and never saw her again.

The sickening events are said to have taken place at London’s notorious Dolphin Square flats in the 1990s, the Sunday People can reveal.

He fears the teenager may have been killed by a brutal sadist acting out his horrific fantasies.

It would make her the fourth reported murder victim of a Westminster-based pervert ring, some of them household names.

Jan 09 08:43

BOOGA BOOGA - Al-Qaeda plotting attack on Britain

Al-Qaeda is planning a Paris-style terrorist atrocity against Britain, according to the head of MI5.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how all these intelligence experts know an attack is coming but can never stop it!

In any event, we know what is going on here. The people are smelling government bullshit in Paris, so to distract them from the smell, the government dumps more bullshit somewhere else!

Jan 09 07:48

Cameron has final word on release date of Iraq war report – Downing Street

Prime Minister David Cameron will have the final say as to when the long delayed report into the Iraq war will be published, Number 10 has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We can't release a report about how we bullshitted you into the Iraq war until after we finish bullshitting you into the war against Russia, dammit!" -- Number 9 3/4

Jan 09 07:45

‘Begging’ for help: UK asks US to assist in search for Russian sub off Scotland

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been forced to ask the American military for assistance in searching for a Russian submarine in its territorial waters due to budget cuts.

Two American maritime patrol planes have been conducting searches off the Scottish coast since News Year’s Eve.

The MoD was forced to ask the US for help because of a controversial decision to scrap the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) £4 billion fleet of Nimrod surveillance aircraft in 2010.

The suspected presence of a Russian submarine is believed to be linked to the recent departure of a British nuclear submarine from Faslane naval base at Gare Loch on the Firth of Clyde.

Jan 09 07:25

‘I can fix EU problem’: Cameron in Merkel reform talks

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is “convinced” he can mend the relationship between Britain and the EU, as pressure grows to call a referendum on UK membership.

Jan 08 11:31

Russia to Lease Bomber Jets to Argentina. Deal Spooks UK

Russia replaced EU food imports with those from Argentina. It will partly pay for them by leasing a squadron of Su-24 attack aircraft

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Another unforeseen consequence of the oil price wars!

Jan 07 07:29

RIP Democracy: The Raw Truth Behind The New Royal Family Secrecy

The Duke of York - Prince Andrew has recently been implicated in a sex scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein and an unnamed woman. She claims that she was forced by Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew. But will this be investigated properly? The answer is widely believed to be no.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Frankly, I am more interested in seeing Allen Dershowitz getting investigated and charged over this.

Jan 07 07:20

The Government’s Drive to Force GMOs into Britain Against the Will of the People Continues

The UK government and its associated bureaucracy is colluding with powerful global agritech corporations to get genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Britain (see here). Politicians and officials whose views of GMOs are based on ignorance or whose statements are distorted as a result of their conflicts of interest have been spearheading this campaign

Jan 07 07:19

Tony Blair 'could face war crimes charges' over Iraq War

Tony Blair could face war crimes charges as a result of the Iraq war inquiry report, the House of Lords has been told.

Lord Dykes of Harrow Weald, a Liberal Democrat peer, claimed that the publication of the inquiry by Sir John Chilcot was being delayed “to prolong the agony” of the former Labour Prime Minister.

Jan 07 07:19

No UK troops for Iraq: Government delays plans to send soldiers to fight Islamic State amid fears of casualties in an election year

Hundreds of British troops will no longer be sent to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq this month, amid fears of further casualties on the battlefield in an election year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the fanning up of the Epstein/Prince Andrew scandal at this time (although it is three years old) is a message to Britain's royals that they better stay in line with the US war agenda!

Jan 07 07:17

Prince Andrew allegations: Duke of York is not above the law says top Home Office committee

Pressure was mounting on Prince Andrew last night over bombshell claims he slept with a teenage “sex slave”, as a top politician insisted he “should not be above the law”.

The Duke of York emphatically denies allegations he had sex three times with Virginia Roberts, then 17, while she was working for his former close friend and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

But veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn, who sits on the influential Home Affairs Select Committee, said the royal still had questions to answer.

Jan 06 14:30

Hot off the nonpress: The Khazarian Sex Predator Gene May Soon Be Found

Professor Yehuda Kosher from Be’er Chosen University, Israel, announced today that he and his team may be close to uncovering the JNA (Jewish DNA) and may be able to isolate the Khazarian Sex Predator (KSP) gene.

Professor Kosher, Israel’s leading evolutionary psychoarcheologist and a renown advocate of applied Eugenics told The Jewish Scientific Daily (JSD) that the apparent physical resemblance between Woody Alan and Alan Dershowitz’s facial features gives new hope for a scientific break through.

Jan 06 08:47

Prince Andrew could face a Scotland Yard investigation over sex abuse claims

The Duke of York could face a Scotland Yard investigation into Virginia Roberts’s claims if she makes a formal complaint against him, police sources have confirmed.

Despite the fact that all criminal prosecutions are brought in the name of the Queen, members of the Royal family are not immune from the law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Much as I like to see Andrew (and Dershowitz) sweat a bit, I am wondering if this is not a variation on the Dominic Strauss Khan gambit by the bankers. Strauss got too close to the issue of the missing gold, and was ejected with a tawdry sex scandal. This story about Andrew and Virginia Roberts actually goes back three years. So why the sudden heating up now?

Britain has been making noises about leaving the EU. Maybe this scandal is being used to blackmail the royals into supporting keeping Britain tangled up in Europe.

Jan 06 07:48

The Sovereign Nation of Shetland

It is obviously not in the interests of Scotland or the UK to give Shetland any more autonomy and this campaign is doomed to achieving nothing more than superficial concessions. However, now that the Crown has shown in court that it is unable to produce any proof that Shetland is part of Scotland or the UK, the onus is on our representatives to make sure that the powers they are asking for belong to those they are asking.

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There is a case before the Scottish Courts right now over this uss,e and it will be interesting to see how Scotland, with its recent fight to declare independence from Great Britain, handles the issue that there seems to be no legal proof that Shetland or Orkney are part of Scotland.

Of course, we have the same issue here in Hawaii.

Jan 05 11:22

Did legal deal protect the duke? Paedophile billionaire's plea bargain halted police investigation

An ‘army of legal superstars’ persuaded prosecutors to sign a controversial agreement which may have given Prince Andrew protection from prosecution, it is claimed.

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Thereby acknowledging there is something Andrew needed protection from!

Jan 05 08:39

UK Ebola patient in critical condition

The condition of Pauline Cafferkey, a Scottish nurse who this week became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on UK soil, has deteriorated and is now critical, the Royal Free Hospital said on Saturday, as it emerged that another patient had tested negative for the deadly virus at a hospital in Swindon

The 39-year-old's sudden change in condition comes after her doctor described her as sitting up, eating, drinking and communicating with her family on New Year's Day.

Jan 04 09:19

British Nurse Suffering From Ebola in Critical Condition: Hospital

A British nurse being treated for Ebola in London is in critical condition after deteriorating over the last two days, her hospital said on Saturday. The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline Cafferkey, 39, with blood plasma from an Ebola survivor and an experimental anti-viral drug. She was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday after returning to Britain late on Sunday from Sierra Leone, where she had been working for the charity Save the Children at a treatment centre outside the capital, Freetown.

Jan 04 09:08

Child abuse inquiry: Police investigate three alleged murders

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse, the Met Police has said.

Police say no confirmed identities or bodies of victims had been found.

Officers made a public appeal for information relating to Dolphin Square estate in Pimlico, south-west London, amid claims boys were abused there.

Allegations of a paedophile ring involving prominent figures in the 1970s and 1980s are being investigated.

Jan 03 07:44

PRINCE ANDREW & JEFFREY EPSTEIN: Can the Palace really make the denial stick?

Prince Andrew’s flat and emphatic denial of any complicity in abuse of a minor in 2001 suggests just how seriously Buckingham Palace is taking the resurfacing allegations about his sex life.

I first posted on this affair just over two years ago. The circumstantial and affidavit evidence now available in a new Court case accusing Jeffrey Epstein of pimping minors for the sexual gratification of himself and others is nothing more than consistent with the charges that sent him to jail four years ago. What remains a mystery wrapped up in socialite privilege is how Epstein managed to spend just 13 months in the poky, when trafficking charges such as those usually carry 10-20 year sentence guidance in US Courts.

Jan 02 10:15

The state can't handle the volume of historical child sex abuse allegations claims MP as he warns that victim total could be in the 'many tens of thousands'

The number of victims coming forward with allegations of historical child abuse could reach ‘many tens of thousands’, an MP has warned.

John Mann said the state ‘can't deal with’ the volume of claims that are being made.

The Labour MP for Bassetlaw suggested a national institute needed to be created to handle the complaints.

Jan 02 10:10

Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz named in US lawsuit over underage sex allegations

British press reports today that a woman claims that Jewish banker Jeffrey Epstein loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave.” The woman has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz.

The woman, who filed the motion anonymously, alleges that between 1999 and 2002 she was repeatedly sexually abused by Epstein who, she also alleges, loaned her out to rich and influential men around the world.

The British press is obviously interested in developments related to prince Andrew. But I am actually curious to hear what the ethnic cleansing enthusiast Alan Dershowitz has to say in his defence.

Jan 02 09:40

UK government urged to shelve plans to expand Bahrain naval base

A leading anti-war movement has called on the British government to suspend an agreement it has recently reached with Bahrain to develop a naval base in the Persian Gulf Arab country.

On Thursday, the Stop the War Coalition declared its strong opposition to the British plans for the development of the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain.

The group said that London should end its “disastrous interventions in the region.”

Jan 01 07:54

Police dismantle soup kitchen for London homeless, evict activists

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the group, who call themselves the “Love Activists,” said that the situation facing the homeless in central London has hit crisis point. Services to help the homeless in the area are woefully inadequate, they argued, with all dedicated centers due to remain closed until January 3.

Dec 30 07:27

Desmond Tutu: ‘Put Tony Blair in the dock for war crimes’

Groomed by the intelligence services from his early college days, he didn’t bat an eyelid while lying to his electorate – and to the world about fictional WMD’s in Iraq, and he dazzled George W. Bush with his alluring pillow talk, used his cozy globalist-appointed positions and high-flying (albeit meaningless) titles to broker deals for JP Morgan investment elite, while he creates wonderous business opportunities on the backs of the world’s poor – he is the world’s most hated man, and he doesn’t drink Dos Equis (but he does drinks Cristal).

Certainly, it’s a charmed life for the man with the fake smile. Recently, 21WIRE reported how he caused a PR meltdown at the international children’s charity, Save the Children, after someone tried to him a “Global Legacy Award” (spooky). The charity are now deeply regretting that move, calling the whole affair ‘a painful experience’.

Dec 29 18:59

Two more ministers accused in the VIP child abuse scandal: MP wants Secrets Act lifted to let police speak out

Scotland Yard has been handed the names of two more former Government ministers accused of sexually abusing children.

Campaigning MP John Mann said he was approached last week by a victim who claims to have been abused by the politicians – one a peer – in the 1980s and has passed the detailed allegations to detectives.

The latest phase in his search for the truth about a suspected Westminster child sex ring came as he called for retired detectives to be granted an unprecedented amnesty from the Official Secrets Act to help lift the lid on alleged VIP abusers.

Dec 29 07:18

Leaked documents raise new questions over UK complicity in secret US drone strikes

Previously secret documents obtained by Der Speigel – including a ‘Kill List’ that included both Pakistani and Afghan targets – have raised new concerns about British complicity in the US’s covert drone war in Pakistan.

The documents, detailed in an article published yesterday evening, show that NATO and British forces in Afghanistan planned to target and kill individuals that were located across the border in Pakistan. The UK government has consistently denied that it has taken strikes outside of Afghanistan and has refused to confirm whether and to what extent it is involved in the CIA’s covert drone war in Pakistan.

Dec 28 08:33

Westminster paedophile ring: Jailed Charles Napier will be told to name VIP abusers

Caged child abuser Charles Napier faces a grilling by detectives who believe he could help expose a network of VIP paedophiles with links to Westminster.

Officers probing claims that span decades think the former teacher – jailed last week for abusing 23 boys – can name Establishment figures including peers, Government ministers, ­civil servants and police.

Napier, 67, was treasurer of the twisted Paedophile Information Exchange, which ­campaigned on behalf of ­paedophiles in the 1970s and 1980s and ­argued that the age of consent should be lowered to FOUR.

Dossiers compiled by ­campaigning MP Geoffrey Dickens and handed to former Home Secretary Leon Brittan in the 1980s were said to contain damning ­evidence about the group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to lay bare the sort of psychologically ill people who seek political power over others for all the world to see.

See The Franklin Coverup Scandal

Dec 28 08:14

Environment Agency investing pension fund in industries it regulates is 'clear conflict of interest'

The Environment Agency (EA) has been accused of having a "clear conflict of interest" after an Independent on Sunday investigation found the UK regulator's pension fund invests millions in controversial industries which it then regulates. In the UK the EA's pension fund – worth a huge £2.3bn – invests in companies investing in fracking, incineration and nuclear power, all of which the Agency is involved in regulating.

Dec 26 08:54

Redress Online: BBC executive Danny Cohen publicly endorses key Zionist mantra

A senior BBC executive has publicly come out as an advocate of Zionism.

Danny Cohen, who is the director of BBC Television, claimed that anti-Semitism has become so bad that he has to question the long-term future for Jews in Britain.

Danny Cohen, Director of BBC TV

He stopped short of calling on British Jews to emigrate to Israel or of endorsing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s intention to change the Israeli constitution to define Israel as “the nation state of one people only – the Jewish people – and of no other people”.

A basic tenet of Zionism – and a key principle underlying the foundation of Israel – is that Jews and gentiles are incompatible, that whenever Jews and gentiles mix there will be anti-Semitism and that, therefore, the state of Israel exists as a safe haven for Jews escaping anti-Semitism.

Dec 26 08:41

UK police misuse pre-charge bail to ban activists from protesting – report

UK police forces are misusing pre-charge bail by banning hundreds of protestors from attending lawful demonstrations, The Guardian newspaper has revealed. Of all bailed protesters, eighty-five percent are never charged with any crime.

Since 2008 police have arrested at least 855 people in England and Wales and then released them on pre-charge bail, setting a date to return to the police station. Until their return, those bailed were prohibited from attending any demonstration. However, 85 percent, or about 732 people, have never been charged, according to data the Guardian collected using the Freedom of Information Act.

Dec 24 11:15

Good will to all men? Shop worker disperses homeless with freezing water, witness says

A shop worker has allegedly hosed homeless people seeking shelter outside a shop front with ice cold water to prevent them sleeping there. Police investigated the incident after a local woman reported the alleged assault on social media.

Tammi-Lee Connor, who lives in Canterbury, says she saw a shop worker at the local Wilkinsons using a hosepipe in an attempt to remove a group of homeless people. The force of the hose reportedly caused one man to fall over and hit his head.

Connor says she confronted the shop worker, who apparently told her: “How else am I expected to move them?” She then phoned the police who arrived at the scene, but didn’t arrest the man.

Wilkinsons deny the worker was ousting the homeless, maintaining they were simply cleaning the shop front.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Where the hell was this man's humanity, to use a hose as "homeless crowd control"?!?

And that Wilkinson corporation defends his actions, attempting to create an alternative narrative when the video was already up?!?!? What were they thinking?!? And to that corporation, when the does "cleaning the shop front" translate into the use of what amounted to a firehose being leveled at homeless people?!?

In the immortal words of my late Grandma Thelma, "the horse was already out of the barn!"

And to some of the local politicos in in Canterbury, with some reasoning ability, please take a look at what some of your brother and sister contemporaries in the state of Utah have been doing. As reported in stateofchange.org:

Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes. In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments, with no strings attached. Each participant in Utah’s Housing First program also gets a caseworker to help them become self-sufficient, but they keep the apartment even if they fail. The program has been so successful that other states are hoping to achieve similar results with programs modeled on Utah’s. It sounds like Utah borrowed a page from Homes Not Handcuffs, the 2009 report by The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and The National Coalition for the Homeless. Using a 2004 survey and anecdotal evidence from activists, the report concluded that permanent housing for the homeless is cheaper than criminalization. Housing is not only more human, it’s economical.

I commend the state of Utah for having had the collective intelligence to resolve its homelessness problem in such a humane way.

Dec 24 10:15

Poorest UK households pay almost half their income in tax

According to The Guardian: The poorest 10% of households pay almost half of their gross income in tax, analysis by a campaign group claims.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance research found that direct and indirect taxes accounted for an average of 47% of the gross income of the poorest decile, with VAT accounting for the biggest share of the bill.

Dec 24 07:05

Police warn Chinese forgery gangs have learned how to make near-perfect £2 coins… and say the crooks are already flooding Europe with similar fakes

Another investigator told the paper that the China to Italy counterfeit route was 'entirely feasible' and it should ring alarms bells if Chinese gangs were exporting to the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, they do not actually know who is making these fake coins, but China makes a convenient villain.

Dec 23 15:46

UK: Anonymous march on BBC's 'paedo palace' HQ

Dec 23 07:07

Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment – Michael Meacher MP

The mood of this corrupt closing of ranks to protect one of their own is best caught by the machinations reported today of how the Tory government in 1963 (nothing has changed since) sought to frame Mandy Rice-Davies in order to ‘get’ Stephen Ward because he was about to expose Profumo for lying to Parliament about his affair with Christine Keeler. The Establishment cranked into action. A corrupt Scotland Yard officer had Rice-Davies arrested for a non-existent theft of a rented TV, softened up in prison, and told she would only be released if she testified against Ward. She was subjected to the corrupt bullying of the police, the moralising cant of the prosecutor, and the deep bias of the Old Bailey judge.

Dec 23 07:06

Sandra Gives The Game Away: Jobcentres Given Sheriff’s Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets

Sandra Lambert, manager of 149 Jobcentres and self-styled lifestyle guru, has spent much of the last few days frantically blocking people on twitter who have been taking the piss out of the cringemaking motivational advice she inflicts on the poor bastards who work for her.

She wasn’t fast enough however to hide the tweet in which she awarded a Texas style sherriff’s badge to Jobcentres in the midlands for upholding their DMA decision rate – as spotted by @refuted. A DMA means a referral to a Jobcentre ‘decision maker’ to process a benefit sanction. It is the second time this month a DWP manager has been exposed praising their staff for hitting benefit sanction targets - targets that Iain Duncan Smith’s department have repeatedly claimed do not exist.

Dec 22 11:12

80,000 Face Benefit Sanctions Misery This Christmas – Including 6,800 Disabled People

More than 80,000 families face a bleak and miserable Christmas because of punitive and unfair benefit sanctions, the PCS union says.

PCS say an estimated £20 million – £250 per person on average – in benefits will be withheld from poor and desperate job seekers during the run-up to Christmas and the new year festivities.

Analysing figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the PCS has calculated that more than 74,000 unemployed people will lose more than £19 million in Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) payments.

Dec 22 11:11

Government Ministers and civil servants have spent £50MILLION on luxury transport

Minister and civil servants have splashed out £50million on luxury travel since the Coalition came to power — despite a ban on first-class flights and tickets.

The bill to the taxpayer includes top price train tickets, business-class plane seats and taxis.

It covers just 13 of the 21 Whitehall departments.

Dec 22 11:10

'Survival' shoplifting soars as people battle to cope with brutal cuts in austerity Britain

Shoplifting has soared in the past year as Brits battle austerity cuts.

There were more than 21,000 extra thefts from stores across England and Wales, a near seven per cent hike, figures reveal.

Dec 21 08:30

It's A Huge Crisis" - The UK Oil Industry Is "Close To Collapse"

It seems like only yesterday when back on October 11, we first explained - and previewed - the collapse of oil courtesy of the secret deal between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Dec 19 09:09

Hillsborough officer bullied into signing doctored statement, inquest hears

A senior South Yorkshire police officer bullied a constable to sign a doctored statement about the Hillsborough disaster, the new inquest into the deaths of 96 people at the football ground has heard.

PC Michael Walpole told the inquest that he feared his job would be made “a misery” if he did not sign the amended statement, in which several of his original comments had been deleted, because he had seen other officers hounded out of the police in similar circumstances.

Walpole said that at the time he believed it was “out of order” for his statement to have been doctored, and he initially refused to sign it. He was then required to go to South Yorkshire police headquarters at Snig Hill in Sheffield to meet a chief inspector, Alan Foster, with two other constables, Peter Smith and Maxwell Groome, who were also refusing to sign their changed statements.

Dec 18 08:19

Russia not fit to be part of international financial system – Cameron

The combined effect produced by Western sanctions and low oil prices proves that there’s no place for Russia in the international financial system, believes British prime minister David Cameron, urging for more pressure on Moscow.

“We should stand up very firmly against the Russian aggression that’s taking place,” Cameron said before the Parliament on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, David. If you really feel that way, here's your rifle, here's you parachute, here's your camo gear, etc. And take that Dodgy Dossier that got us into the mess in Iraq with you!

Dec 18 08:02

Slaughter by Royal appointment: As Prince William campaigns to save endangered species, a rather embarrassing reminder that most of his relatives had a somewhat different approach

Writing to her father-in-law George V from a safari in Africa, the Duchess of York — the future Queen Mother — gave a gripping account of the excitement of the kill.

‘I took to shooting with a rifle, which I hope you won’t dislike me for,’ she wrote. ‘But really there was nothing else to do, and I enjoyed it so much, and became very bloodthirsty.

‘First of all I shot birds as big as capercailzie [grouse] for the pot, and then I shot buck, and by great flukes managed to kill and not wound, and then I shot a rhinoceros, which nearly broke my heart.’

Dec 18 07:59

UK’s Cameron attacks Labour Party over Israel policy

British Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized the Labour Party for its policy on Israel, saying the party’s leadership had shown its “true colors” by supporting Palestinian statehood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, David, you just showed YOUR true colors by opening your mouth!

Dec 18 07:58

France to block David Cameron's treaty change plan

David Cameron’s bid to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union will be dealt a blow on Thursday when the French president tells the Prime Minister he is “obsessed with his own problems”.

Francois Hollande will block Mr Cameron’s request for a change to the EU treaty to include a new settlement for Britain in Europe, The Telegraph has learnt.

Mr Hollande will tell the Prime Minister that he is opposed to amending the EU’s treaty on the grounds that change is not needed and might trigger a referendum in France

Dec 17 12:02

I saw British agents at secret torture sites, says boss of CIA's brutal interrogation programme

The man at the centre of the CIA’s brutal interrogation regime has revealed British agents were present at torture sites around the world where detainees were questioned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 17 07:45

Britain’s MoD uses torture systematically

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to shake off allegations of systematic abuse at any cost, as hard evidence corroborates the British Army’s use of torture techniques.

Dec 17 07:31

Blair Whitewash? Ex-PM Prepared To Face CIA Torture Inquiry Into UK Complicity

Tony Blair will face an inquiry into British complicity in the CIA’s torture of terror suspects. The former prime minister’s decision came to light following Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that the probe would not be judge-led.

Dec 14 12:44

Pro Israeli Jewish Terrorist Who Attacked George Galloway Is Jailed For 16 Months

A London court has sentenced a pro-Israel British man to 16 months in jail for attacking British lawmaker and Press TV presenter George Galloway earlier this year.

Judge Aidon Marron of the Isleworth Crown Court sentenced former BBC employee Niel Masterson on Thursday for assaulting the Bradford lawmaker in August.

Dec 14 07:46

Diego Garcia guards its secrets even as the truth on CIA torture emerges

It was July 2005 and Jack Straw was in combative mood. During a parliamentary debate, the then foreign secretary insisted that there was no need for a judicial inquiry into the UK’s role in extraordinary rendition – “unless we all start to believe in conspiracy theories and that the officials are lying, that I am lying, that behind this there is some kind of secret state which is in league with some dark forces in the United States”.

But the publication last week of a long-awaited US Senate intelligence report has raised fresh questions about what the UK knew about the CIA’s torture programme – and in particular the role played by an obscure overseas British territory.

Dec 14 07:27

Iraq torture claims: New allegations against British soldiers to go to the International Criminal Court

Hundreds of new cases accusing British soldiers of abusing – in many cases torturing – Iraqi men, women and children, aged from 13 to 101, are to be considered by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Britain is already under scrutiny for alleged war crimes committed by its forces in Iraq. The ICC is currently examining a dossier of claims presented by lawyers and human rights campaigners earlier this year that could lead to a full investigation.

The fresh details come on the eve of the publication of an official report into allegations that British soldiers mistreated and unlawfully killed Iraqis in 2004. The report, to be released on Wednesday, is expected to criticise the abuse of Iraqi prisoners captured after a battle. A number of "warning letters" have been sent to individuals believed to face criticism in the report.

Dec 14 07:12

Leading Tory backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg 'failed to declare interests'

A leading Conservative backbencher has been reported to Parliament's standards watchdog for potentially breaching the rules on declaring financial interests in the House of Commons.

Jacob Rees-Mogg spoke in four debates in the Chamber in support of the tobacco, mining and oil and gas industries without declaring that he is a founder and director of a firm with multimillion-pound investments in the sectors.

Dec 14 07:01

Reports reveal UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm

New reports indicate that a British spy agency has hacked into the computers of Belgian telecoms firm, Belgacom, on a larger scale than previously thought.

Belgian newspaper De Standaard and The Intercept website on Saturday published detailed accounts of how the British surveillance agency, GCHQ, intruded into Belgacom’s networks.

The hacking first came to light in 2013 when Belgium asked Britain to respond to the espionage allegations.

Dec 13 07:40

The Economy Is Worse than During the Great Depression

We noted in 2013 that the British economy is worse than during the Great Depression.

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August that Europe is stuck in a “Greater Depression” … worse than the Great Depression.

Well-known economist Brad DeLong agrees. As does Paul Krugman.

Historian, economist and demographer Neil Howe provided the following charts via Forbes last month, showing how dire the situation is in Europe:

Dec 13 07:26

UK spies 'may have seen' CIA torture: Shock admission by former Labour security minister as Blair aide calls for Royal Commission into Britain's role

British spies may have been aware of torture carried out by the CIA, a former security minister admitted last night.

In the most frank official acceptance yet of potential complicity, Lord West of Spithead accepted there may have been the ‘odd case’ where UK agents knew of mistreatment and may even have been in the building when it happened.

Dec 12 09:18

London Airspace Closed Due To Power Outage, Flights Diverted From Heathrow

The London airspace is closed because of a power outage, Heathrow Airport reported on its Twitter feed Friday. All flights are being diverted from the London airports. It was not immediately clear what caused the power outage or how many flights were affected. London airspace is officially closed until 7 p.m. GMT, though that time is indicative. (2 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast.) Huge delays are predicted at all of the London airports, CBS reported.

Dec 10 11:13

Richard III DNA shows British Royal family may not have royal bloodline

When the body of Richard III was discovered in a car park in Leicester in 2012 archaeologists knew it was a momentous find.

But little did they realise that it might expose the skeletons in the cupboard of the British aristocracy, and even call into question the bloodline of the Royal family.

In order to prove that the skeleton really was Richard III, scientists needed to take a DNA sample and match it to his descendants.

Genetic testing through his maternal DNA proved conclusively that the body was the King. However, when they checked the male line they discovered something odd. The DNA did not match showing that at some point in history an adulterous affair had broken the paternal chain.

Dec 10 08:25

Britain joins international outcry over CIA torture report

British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed dismay over a US Senate report describing CIA torture methods of al-Qaeda suspects.

"Let us be clear: Torture is wrong. Torture is always wrong," AFP quoted Cameron as saying at a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cameron is trying to act like the good guy here, but Britain was complicit in the torture as well.

Dec 08 15:29

Poor going hungry because they can't cook, says Tory peer

Porridge costs 4p a bowl but poor go hungry because they cannot prepare food, says Baroness Jenkin

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does the phrase "Let them eat cake" keep running through my mind?

Dec 08 14:17

Was there a secret Tory conspiracy to get rid of #CameronMustGo?

The Twitter hashtag that caught the imagination of the nation has been unceremoniously retired – despite the fact that it is still being used by thousands of British citizens who have had enough of the man it names, and his government.

That’s right – #CameronMustGo has gone.

It disappeared from Twitter‘s United Kingdom trends an astonishing 16 days after it was launched and – suspiciously – while it was still being tweeted at least once every three seconds [accurate at time of writing].

Users instantly smelled a rat – has Twitter been hacked? Or has it been corrupted by Cameron’s cronies?

Dec 07 09:48

The Queen of England Deals Extensively in $17 Trillion Depleted Uranium Trade

Uranium can be mined for some medical purposes and to make electricity, but its main purpose was and is to fuel nuclear warfare against the world. Just six mines provide 85 percent of the world’s uranium and guess who owns the mineral rights to that land?

It may be surprising to realize it is none other than the Queen of England.

Dec 07 09:34

GCHQ to snoop through office emails: Anti-spy agency will monitor disgruntled employees in danger of threatening UK security by going rogue

Britain's anti-spy agency is to snoop through office emails in a bid to preempt disgruntled employees threatening the nation's security by going rogue.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has turned its attention to 'insider' threats within companies - meaning staff gossip and gripes could now be checked for hidden agendas.

The shocking revelation means unusual language or uncharacteristic tones adopted in emails to colleagues could be interpreted as sign that the sender is undermining the UK's security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So after all that loyal service by the government drones, the government they served no longer trusts them and spies on them as well as ordinary citizens!

Dec 07 08:10

Hidden Homeless: One In Five Young People ‘Sofa Surfed’ In The Last Year

Research reveals how one in five young people across Britain have ‘sofa surfed’ from one couch to another over the past year, because they have nowhere else to go.

Dec 05 09:07

A short history of British torture

When the House of Commons was debating how much to increase the time limit for detention without trial the question of torture came up. Officially this was limited to the nice considerations of whether it was all right to send people to places where torture is used and whether Britain can use information collected by the use of torture in other countries. This discussion gave an impression of democratic Britain as the home of civilised behaviour where the very idea of torture is repugnant to our legislators – unlike, say, the US with its secret CIA jails and where Cheney has been labelled the ‘Vice President for Torture’. In reality, the British state has a long history of using and developing a whole range of torture techniques.

Dec 01 16:17

Russell Brand joins London anti-eviction march against 'profit-greedy' US developer

Residents of an east London housing estate journeyed to the HQ of a US investment firm on Monday that plans to evict almost 100 families from their homes. Some 400 campaigners subsequently marched to No. 10 to hand a petition to PM David Cameron.

Grandparents, parents and children from Hoxton's New Era estate travelled across London on Monday in a fleet of buses to Westbrook Partners’ offices in Mayfair. Shortly after, hundreds gathered in Berkley Square and made their way to Downing Street as part of a day of protest organised by the New Era residents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone able to connect me with Russell Brand? I would love to get him on my show!

Dec 01 12:53

Timeline Photos of Parliament

Dec 01 12:47

SNP activist 'killed over child sex files'

Willie?McRae?was?said?to?have discovered child abuse by cabinet ministers and other leading members of the establishment on both sides of the Border. Shortly before his death he was seen photocopying a dossier of names in case something should happen to him.

The copies are understood to have been posted to a number of close associates. Despite a lengthy inquiry, the Sunday Express has been unable to establish whether any copies of the alleged dossier are still in existence.

McRae never went public with his allegations as he was found shot dead in his car off a remote road in Wester Ross on April 6, 1985.

Dec 01 10:23

UK taxpayers funding ISIS through welfare system

Dec 01 09:57

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Close Barclays Bank over Arms Trades Investments

Activists from London Palestine Action occupied Barclays Bank in Piccadilly Circus yesterday, closing it for business, as part of a nationwide day of action in protest at the bank holding shares in Elbit Systems, an Israeli company supplying military drones which were used in the recent Gaza war. [PHOTOS]

Dec 01 09:20

Nuclear Deal With Iran Should Not Be 'Sealed at Any Price': Hammond

A comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran should not come at any price, but it should clearly state that Tehran would not be able to develop a nuclear weapons capability, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Tuesday.

"We cannot and will not succumb to the temptation of sealing a deal at any price, but we will remain steadfast in pursuit of a comprehensive agreement which respects the clear principle that Iran must not be able to develop a nuclear weapons capability," Hammond said at the House of Commons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Because only Israel can have (and sell) nuclear weapons!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Nov 29 07:13

Snowden reveals British tapping US/Ireland communications

The main cable link between Ireland and America has been tapped by British intelligence, a new raft of papers released by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

Nov 25 06:11

'Regin' Spying Malware Linked to US, UK Intelligence Services: Reports

A sophisticated piece of malware that has been used to spy on governments, research facilities and private businesses around the world may have been developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), The Intercept reported Tuesday.

Nov 24 08:02

Pro-Israel activists ask MPs to halt non-violent BDS protests

Zionist activists have urged British MPs to implement new legislation that police could use to stop non-violent, pro-BDS protests.

Manchester-based group North-West Friends of Israel have urged politicians to give police more power to stop boycotts of businesses by pro-Palestine solidarity activists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You know, this freedom of speech thing has gone WAY too far!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Nov 21 08:02

Internet Reformation Sparks UK Parliamentary Money-Debate

In fact, we don't believe most MPs understand the monetary regime under which they live and work any more than US Congressmen do. Ignorance, wrapped up inevitably in pontifications, is melancholy, humorous or both. Usually both.

Nov 19 06:09

High Court will hear case of UK torture and rendition victim

A High Court judge has said that a victim of UK rendition and torture can proceed with his claims against the British Government.

In a judgment handed down today, Mr Justice Leggatt found that the court would be “failing in its duty” if it did not deal with the claims of Yunus Rahmatullah, from Pakistan. Mr Rahmatullah was seized by UK forces in Iraq in 2004 and tortured before being handed over to the US and rendered to Bagram prison in Afghanistan, via the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He suffered a further decade of secret US detention before he was finally released in June this year.

The UK long denied any involvement in rendition, before being forced to correct the record in Parliament in 2008, when then-Defence Secretary John Hutton publically admitted that the rendition of Mr Rahmatullah and another man, Amanatullah Ali, had taken place.

Nov 17 11:56

Russian Blue Chips Might Dump London En Masse, Re-list in Hong Kong

With East-West relations at rock bottom, Russia's leading blue chip companies are toying with the idea of abandoning the London Stock Exchange as the long preferred venue for listing their shares, and moving to Hong Kong.

Nov 17 10:11

The Real Reason Why Germany Halted Its Gold Repatriation From The NY Fed

Or, simply said, generic pretexts for a failure to follow through with the Bundesbank’s original intention of re-domiciling physical gold, especially after Zero Hedge posted in November 2012 proof of collusion between the 1968 Bank of England and the Fed seeking to defraud Deutsche Bank: ‘Bank Of England To The Fed: “No Indication Should, Of Course, Be Given To The Bundesbank…”

The charade ended with a thud in June of this year, when instead of continuing the farce, Germany simply gave up, providing an even more laughable reason why it can no longer even pretend to collect its physical gold located at New York’s 9 Liberty Street.

"Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands. “The Americans are taking good care of our gold," Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. "Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust."

Nov 17 07:19

UK teachers asked to inform police on extremist students

Two county councils in southeast England have asked local teachers to inform police about students suspected of Islamic extremist connections. The request shows authorities’ concern at young Britons joining the Islamic State’s cause.

Nov 14 08:28

Cameron Compares Russia to Nazi Germany Ahead of Meeting With Putin

British Prime Minister David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine ahead of meeting with Vladimir Putin on Saturday at the G20 summit in Australia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stop being such an arse, Dave!

Nov 13 12:35

How the BBC whitewashed Britain's disastrous 13 years of war in Afghanistan

What the BBC's John Simpson said:

• BBC ‘They haven’t beaten the Taliban but they haven’t been beaten by the Taliban… it doesn’t look as though the Taliban are coming back’.

In reality, as Helmandis told the New York Times, ‘the Taliban have never been stronger in the province.’ The UK military are fully aware of this, with The Times noting in January 2014 ‘hard-fought territory in southern Afghanistan will fall to the Taliban after British forces withdraw this year, British commanders and military experts believe.’ The report goes on to note there is evidence Afghan soldiers are already patrolling alongside insurgents and quotes a former Special Air Service commander: ‘I will be very surprised if the future Governor of Helmand… is not very closely connected to those who we call the Taliban.’

Nov 13 09:10

Charity: 25,000 UK pensioners to die in winter

A report says that a pensioner will die from cold weather every seven minutes in Britain this winter, amid soaring fuel bills.

The Age UK charity released the report on Tuesday, saying that, this winter, 25,000 elderly people in England and Wales will die as a result of the cold weather and due to high fuel costs and poorly insulated homes.

Nov 10 08:48

Britain may begin offering speech licenses to cut down on ‘extremist’ speech

In Britain, if you have extreme views on anything from Western democracy to women’s role in public life, you might soon require a license from the government before you can speak in public. Seriously.

Nearly 350 years after us Brits abolished the licensing of the press, whereby every publisher had to get the blessing of the government before he could press and promote his ideas, a new system of licensing is being proposed. And it’s one which, incredibly, is even more tyrannical than yesteryear’s press licensing since it would extend to individuals, too, potentially forbidding ordinary citizens from opening their gobs in public without officialdom’s say-so.

It’s the brainchild of Theresa May, the Home Secretary in David Cameron’s government. May wants to introduce “extremism disruption orders”, which, yes, are as terrifyingly authoritarian as they sound.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?!?

Absoflipppinglutely unbelievable!!

Nov 07 07:38

Inside the UN Resolution on Depleted Uranium

On October 31, a new United Nations General Assembly First Committee resolution on depleted uranium (DU) weapons passed overwhelmingly. There were 143 states in favor, four against, and 26 abstentions. The measure calls for UN member states to provide assistance to countries contaminated by the weapons. The resolution also notes the need for health and environmental research on depleted uranium weapons in conflict situations.

This fifth UN resolution on the subject was fiercely opposed by four depleted uranium-shooting countries — Britain, the United States, France and Israel — who cast the only votes in opposition. The 26 states that abstained reportedly sought to avoid souring lucrative trade relationships with the four major shooters.

Nov 06 07:00

300,000 More People In ‘Absolute Poverty’ Than Previously Thought

300,000 more people could be living in “absolute poverty” in the UK than previously thought, according to a shocking new report.

Nov 05 10:02

AT LAST! Britain leads the entire civilised world in multi-billion Pound adventure:

The UK’s current account deficit climbed to £72.4bn last year, say the latest data from the Office for National Statistics. At 4.2% of gdp and climbing, it’s the biggest deficit in real terms for 66 years….and the biggest deficit of any major industrialised economy in the world.

Once again proving that our long-term economic plan is working, and getting worse. The Daily Telegraph’s view? It doesn’t matter. It’s PMQs in the Commons today. 200-1 that Ed Miliband fails to land a punch, even with that damning statistic to hand. But just to reiterate what a ballsup this is, the rebalancing of the UK economy is going so well, Rolls Royce has just fired 2,600 employees.