Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 19:24

UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen

Britain is at risk of being prosecuted for war crimes because of growing evidence that missiles sold to Saudi Arabia have been used against civilian targets in Yemen's brutal civil war, Foreign Office lawyers and diplomats have warned.

Nov 28 16:51

It looks bad for Corbyn as UK strains for war

Anyway, not to worry: Cameron claims he has “examined his conscience” – just like he examined his conscience over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. The spectre of Iraq of course hangs heavy over all this political posturing. Cameron and most of his colleagues (and indeed many Labour MPs) showed poor judgement and failed to exercise due diligence when they voted for the Iraq war.

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 28 09:27

UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen

Britain is at risk of being prosecuted for war crimes because of growing evidence that missiles sold to Saudi Arabia have been used against civilian targets in Yemen’s brutal civil war, Foreign Office lawyers and diplomats have warned.

Advisers to Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, have stepped up legal warnings that the sale of specialist missiles to the Saudis, deployed throughout nine months of almost daily bombing raids in west Yemen against Houthi rebels, may breach international humanitarian law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My question is, if the UK is successfully convicted of war crimes, who, please, goes to jail?!?

Because unless, and until the politicians who have decided enabling Saudi Arabia's military in hitting civilian targets in Yemen is "a good thing" are cooling their collective heels in the slammer, such a prosecution is merely sound and fury, signifying...nothing.

Nov 28 08:59

David Cameron has enough Tory votes for Syria air strikes

Tories sceptical about military action in Syria have now changed their minds meaning that Mr Cameron has enough votes for military action without having to reply on Labour.

David Cameron now has the Parliamentary numbers required to allow him to send British warplanes to bomb targets in Syria as senior sources said that the vote will be held on Thursday.

Downing Street is said to be confident that a motion to bomb Isil jihadists in Syria will pass in a vote in Parliament.

The Tories had previously been concerned that Conservative rebels could defeat plans for a military intervention in Syria if Labour decided to oppose Mr Cameron’s plans for actions.

In 2013, 30 Conservative rebels humiliated the Prime Minister by joining with Labour to block his plans to bomb Syrian targets.
However, in recent days, dozens of those Tory rebels have made clear that they will now support the Government position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Cameron, the world understands that your country's airstrikes will wind up being more symbol than substance, in light of the fact that Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to get rid of the rebels (which the UK has not), is doing a brilliant job of this.

But what the air strikes will do is put British troops into a crowded proximity with Russian fighter jets, raising the probability that there will be military conflict between the UK and Russia.

That probability is playing itself out with US sorties against Syrian rebels as I type this.

I would like to politely point out that no thinking American I know wants a war with Russia over Syria; I would tend to believe that no thinking Brit wants this as well.

I am watching the ongoing demonisation of Russia, courtesy of the corporate whorespondents, and believe I am justifiably alarmed at what I see is an over-the-top attempt to "sell" a war with Russia to the American people; thankfully, it does not appear that they are "buying" this, and I hope that thinking citizens in the UK are not buying it either.

What the Russian government is telling the world (and the west) by its actions here is that the era of Western regime change is over, period; end of discussion.

And the reason Syria is such a complete mess is courtesy of the US, and the West, sending in, training, and supplying allegedly "moderate Islamic rebels (of which there are none) to destabilize and unseat al Assad.

The air strikes you are planning, like those the US military are doing, are nothing short of an act of war against Syria (and by extension, Russia).

I would seriously, and respectfully, encourage you to re-think your strategy here. The cold, hard, and sober truth of the business is that neither the US, nor the UK, has the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Nov 28 07:40

Over 7,500 Brits to Protest Proposed Syria Airstrikes on Saturday

Over 7,500 Brits have signed up to protest Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to launch airstrikes in Syria outside his official residence on Saturday, the rally’s organizers said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." -- Leading Nazi leader, Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials before he was sentenced to death

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 27 22:05

Flashback: Zionists call the shots in the Anglican Church

The archbishop’s website joyfully reported how he hobnobbed with the Chief Rabbinate, paid his respects to Yad Vashem and the holocaust, and talked with the president of Israel – the latter no doubt sniggering up his sleeve at his guest’s frustration at being prevented by Israel’s thugs from seeing what horrors they had inflicted on the Gazans.

Why did he agree to fraternize with Jewish political and religious leaders when his wish to carry out his Christian duty in Gaza was so rudely obstructed? Did Lambeth Palace not realize that meekly accepting such insults only served to legitimize the Israelis’ illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories and gave a stamp of approval to the vicious siege of Gaza, the ongoing air strikes against civilians, the persecution of Muslim and Christian communities, and the regime’s utter contempt for international law and human rights?

There was no mention of a get-together with senior Islamic figures, leaving a question-mark over Williams’s real commitment to interfaith engagement.

Nov 27 20:03

UK to spend £5.8bn on tackling climate change in poor countries

Almost £6bn of the UK’s foreign aid budget will be spent on tackling climate change in poor countries over the next five years, David Cameron has said, as Britain steps up its contributions by 50% to help meet international targets.

The prime minister will unveil the UK’s offer at the United Nations general assembly, before crucial international climate change talks in Paris in December where nations are expected to collectively pledge $100bn (£66bn) a year by 2020.

The UK’s promise of £5.8bn between 2016 and 2021 is backloaded, so the UK will contribute the most, about £1.76bn, in the target year of 2020. The new commitment is greater than that of the 2011 to 2016 period, for which the UK offered £3.87bn in climate finance through the foreign aid budget.

Nov 27 16:52

Spending review hands the Queen a 7% pay rise despite cutting billions in public money

George Osborne has handed the Queen a whopping 7% pay rise despite cutting billions of public money in his spending review .

A tiny detail buried on page 120 of the Autumn Statement confirmed Her Majesty will get £42.9m next year - up from £40.1m.

The massive rise came thanks to bumper profits from the Crown Estate, which owns 350,000 acres of land across Britain .

It also owns a sprawl of London's plush West End including Regent Street, where rents have exploded since the financial crisis.

Some 15% of those profits are handed to the Queen as a sovereign grant, which has shot up 19% in just three years.

Nov 27 16:01

Britain’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill AKA Population Control 3.0

If the government has anything to do with it, privacy just got a whole lot worse. What the draft Investigatory Powers Bill holds for everyone is exactly what all the criticism was about in the first place – except it attempts to make it lawful.

Nov 27 11:29

Most snow patches counted in Scotland's hills since 1994

Seventy-three patches of snow have survived on Scotland's hills from last winter - the most for 21 years, according to a man who counts them.

Iain Cameron writes about, photographs and measures snow.

His records of the white stuff are published by the Royal Meteorological Society.

The total of 73 is the most since 1994. They have lingered through to this winter because of the cool spring and frequent snow showers until June.

Nov 27 11:16

Ministers accused of hypocrisy as fracking schemes called in

Shale company Cuadrilla saw an application to frack and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at each of two sites between Blackpool and Preston refused earlier this year by Lancashire County Council.

The firm has appealed against the planning decision, made after officials for the council recommended a scheme at Roseacre Wood should be turned down on traffic impact grounds, but a site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton should get the go-ahead.

The appeal is due to be heard by a planning inspector at a public inquiry next February, but the Government has decided Communities Secretary Greg Clark will make the decision because the proposals are "of more than local significance".

Nov 26 09:55

Britain’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill AKA Population Control 3.0

If the government has anything to do with it, privacy just got a whole lot worse. What the draft Investigatory Powers Bill holds for everyone is exactly what all the criticism was about in the first place – except it attempts to make it lawful.

Nov 26 09:38

2.6million working families will STILL lose £1,600-a-year despite Osborne's tax credits climbdown

George Osborne is pressing ahead with benefit cuts which will leave 2.6million on average £1,600 worse off despite his u-turn on tax credit changes, it emerged today.

The Chancellor was cheered by Tory MPs when he announced yesterday that he would not phase in £4.4billion in tax credit cuts but 'avoid them altogether'.

But today the Institute for Fiscal Studies said long-term changes to the welfare system will still leave people worse off as the government rolls out the new Universal Credit system.

Nov 26 08:08

John Cleese: I won't work for the BBC again

In an interview with ShortList magazine, published today, Cleese said: “There’s no way I want to work in TV, especially at the BBC. I have a nasty feeling a large proportion of the commissioning editors have no idea what they’re doing. I said this the other day, and a younger comic said, ‘No, there’s one at the BBC.’ Just the one.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Losing Top Gear was a huge goof! One of many!

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:04

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

It is only a matter of time before the rhetorical shell game conducted by the terrorist sponsors comes unstuck.

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable, tacitly, to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.

Washington and its allies do not want Russia to participate in an effective military coalition that would accelerate the destruction of the mercenary terror army that the Western powers have covertly invested in. In that regard, French President Francois Hollande seems to have momentarily lost the devious plot by proposing such an alliance with Russia.

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 25 15:25

Islamic State terror causes Church leader to question God's existence

Stuart Littlewood comments on the contradiction of  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby claiming despair at God’s failure to help the distressed, while he himself has shown a marked lack of concern for the persecution of the Christians of Gaza and Bethlehem by Israel.

Nov 25 14:54

Douglas Murray’s Warning to the Jewish Community

Douglas Murray has written a very nice column on the Paris attacks: “Paris attacks: Leaders in two minds while Europe burns.” He points to the “multiculturalism has failed” statements of Angela Merkel and David Cameron—and that, despite no progress on integrating Muslims, Europe is now doubling down on a failed experiment. He points out that even though terrorism is confined to only very few Muslims, it has substantial support in the British Muslim community—at least 27% in a BBC poll, “with another 10 per cent saying they didn’t know whether they were sympathetic to the attackers or refusing to answer the question.” He is very clear that this is a top-down revolution with ever decreasing popular support.

Nov 25 14:52

UK govt. scraps plans to reduce support for poor workers

British Finance Minister George Osborne has scrapped plans to reduce state support for low-income workers.

Addressing the parliament, he said improved public finances meant he could deliver his overall $18 billion welfare savings without the cuts.

Nov 25 08:53

Did NATO Just Attack Russia, Or Was It Climate Change’s Fault?

I began this morning reporting on Britain’s next king saying climate change is partly responsible for Syria’s civil war, and his blaming the refugee crisis and civil war there on drought. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prince Charles waxes profoundly over the lost Copenhagen climate accord in 2009, and on far reaching strategies you probably never even dreamed of. Then the news came a Russian SU24 fighter/bomber had been shot down by Turkey, and the world turned over. As I type this Twitter, Facebook, and the digital media stream is inundated with a foreign policy horror story. All I can see is Vladimir Putin’s face as Jordan’s king spoke with him, and images of Mr. Obama’s “moderates” machine gunning a pilot before his parachute set down. I wonder if the bad climate will be the cause of World War III?

Nov 25 07:01

ISIS terror causes Church leader to question God's existence

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said last weekend after talking to God that he doubted His existence.

Nov 24 18:58

Royal Navy: Russians have ‘Arc of Steel from Baltic to Mediterranean Tony Gosling

A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search
Russian submarine patrols have risen by 50 per cent in the past 12 months, Nato commanders have warned.

Nov 24 09:23

Paris attacks drive majority of Britons to back leaving EU – poll

More than half of all Britons would vote to leave the European Union were a referendum on UK membership held today, a new poll carried out in the wake of the Paris attacks has revealed.

The ORB survey, carried out for the Independent, showed that 52 percent of voters in the UK would support Britain leaving the EU, while only 48 percent would vote to stay.

The results show a marked shift on previous polls conducted over the summer, which showed a majority of Brits in favor of remaining in the EU.

Nov 24 08:15

How the British Screwed Up the Middle East, in 10 Classic Cartoons

"The sun never sets on the British Empire."

This phrase was often used to describe the British Empire at the peak of its power as the largest empire in history. Covering 13.01 million square miles of land, almost one-fourth of the world, the empire encompassed about 458 million people in 1938 through overseas colonies, dominions, protectorates, trading posts and mandates.

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 19:28

As Cameron Bangs War Drum, Voices for Peace Rally Around Corbyn

As British Prime Minister David Cameron declared from Paris on Monday his desire to escalate the UK's military campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) in both Iraq and Syria, campaigners are looking to Jeremy Corbyn to see whether the Labour Party leader can temper the nation's march to war.

Nov 23 18:48

Britain’s Government Sponsored National Housing Ponzi Scheme

When it comes to housing policy in the UK, the Conservatives are a one-trick pony. They have form. It is designed around dividing the citizens of the country. This is evidenced yet again with the housing and planning bill currently before parliament that will inevitably make the housing crisis worse than it already is.

Nov 23 12:50

UK Chancellor “negotiates” decimation of public services ahead of spending review

British Chancellor George Osborne has negotiated cuts with 11 governmental departments, ahead of next week’s spending review. The result will decimate already hard-pressed public services and lead to further job losses.

The government began the so-called negotiations by demanding cuts of between 25 percent and 40 percent to department budgets. Osborne has boasted that he had secured an average of 30 percent cuts to the first four departments to complete negotiations—the Treasury, Transport, Local Government and the Department of Environment.

Nov 23 12:22

An Open Letter to Racist Britain

I'm one of those people who has been brought up in, lived in and surrounded myself in an environment which scorns racist ideology and passionately acts against bigotry and hate. Actually, I am the proud product of two cultures that you are currently telling me are incompatible.

Nov 23 11:36

‘Tatler Tory’ scandal: Senior aide ‘blackmailed’ whistleblower with sex tape

A senior election aide at the heart of a deepening sex scandal engulfing the Conservative Party has been accused of blackmailing an activist days before he was due to expose crucial evidence about him.

Police have been investigating claims that Tory aide Mark Clarke, who has been dubbed ‘the Tatler Tory,’ used revenge porn to threaten the 19-year-old Tory activist and demand he pay £2,500 (US$3,750).

Nov 23 11:28

‘British war drums are beating; media in fanatical mood’ – George Galloway

The House of Commons will vote to extend the British involvement from Iraq to across the Syrian border, former MP George Galloway told RT.
RT: David Cameron says he wants to bomb Syria. Do you think he'll get enough support to do that this time?

George Galloway: Probably, yes. It will be more or less a gesture because there is no shortage of people bombing Syria already. It will not be accompanied by a crackdown on Western funding for the groups that are in the same package as ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other extremist groups. We’ll continue to do that. Our allies in the Persian Gulf and our NATO ally in Turkey will not turn away from their attacks on the Kurdish people and seriously tackle their ‘yesterday allies’ in the same boat. So it’ll be a symbolic gesture, but the war drums are beating; the media is in full almost fanatical mood. So I am sure that the House of Commons will vote to extend the British involvement in the region from Iraq to across the Syrian border.

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

A pretty clear, and chilling, assessment of the UK's attitude toward Syria right now.

When I hear these pronouncements about people wanting to bomb Syria, post-Paris (where none of the real passports were truly of Syrian origin), it is obvious that the slaughter in Paris was engineered to drive an agenda.

That is a further attempt to destabilise Al-Assad to the point of creating regime change in this country; Russia is saying absolutely no, thank you; Assad is going nowhere.

So, the ultimate end of these current hostilities may wind up being a shooting war between the West, NATO, and Russia in a proxy war over Syria.

That such an action would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly decision the West and NATO could make at this juncture, unfortunately, is utterly no guarantee that such a decision will not be made.

Sanity has appeared to completely have left the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department, and in its place, drastic "trial balloons are flying every which way to see in which way a war with Russia may get traction.

Well, US government, it is not getting traction, period, end of discussion.

Nov 23 11:27

Parliament to question Blair over Gaddafi ties

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will be questioned on the nature of his relationship with deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by a Parliamentary Committee next month.

The former PM will face questions about his role in orchestrating British foreign policy towards Libya when he appears before the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in early December.

Nov 23 11:01

10,000 troops to be deployed on British streets to deal with a Paris-style attack, as Cameron warns ISIS could get hold of chemical weapons

Up to 10,000 troops are on standby to be deployed on the streets of Britain in the event of a Paris-style terror attack, David Cameron announced today.

Nov 23 09:32

Britain’s Defense Plan: Thousands of Combat Troops on the Streets

A little over a week after the Paris attacks, British Prime Minister David Cameron is due in parliament Monday to announce his new five-year national security strategy. Unsurprisingly, with Paris looming large that plan is expected to include extremely aggressive plans for boots on the ground in British cities.

Under the new plan, thousands of British combat troops are expected to be kept at the ready to swarm into the streets of British cities as “rapid response units” designed to fight against an ongoing Paris-style terrorist attack.

The announcement comes amid British police complaining that they lack the massive amounts of firepower needed to cope with a full-scale ISIS attack by themselves, and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon is promising a “bigger and stronger defense for Britain.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is profoundly disturbing to see the country which gave the world the Magna Carta begin to descend into the world of the film "V for Vendetta"; it appears that this cautionary tale may well prove prophetic for the UK.

Neither Mike nor I condone violence; but the film does a marvelous job of depicting what happens when government military over-reach hits critical mass against the citizens of that country.

I would politely suggest to both Prime Minister Cameron and Defense Secretary Fallon that they may want to rent a copy of this.

Nov 23 08:59

RAF search after 'Russian submarine spotted off Scotland'

An RAF plane is "conducting activity" off the Scottish coast, the Ministry of Defence says, amid reports of a Russian submarine being spotted in the area.

A Royal Navy Frigate and submarine are also thought to be involved in the search, along with Canadian and French maritime patrol aircraft.

The Telegraph reports the French plane has searched for the submarine for at least 10 days.

Nov 22 18:29

David Cameron announces 5,000-strong 'strike brigades' to take the fight to terrorists

Britain will spend £178 billion on military equipment over the next decade, David Cameron announces as he vows to 'defeat the terrorist threat' and keep Britain safe 'for generations to come'

Nov 22 16:51

UK to buy more F-35 jets, boost anti-terror budget: Osborne

Britain plans to increase the number of fighter jets it can launch from aircraft carriers and boost anti-terrorism spending, finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday.

The government is due to set out a new five-year defense strategy on Monday and a broader budget plan on Wednesday.

"We are going to step up the aircraft carrier punch of the United Kingdom. We are going to make sure that when these aircraft carriers are available they are going to have planes that can fly from them in force," Osborne told BBC television.

"By 2023, we will be able to have 24 of these jets, some of the most powerful in the world, the F-35, on the decks of these carriers."

Nov 22 15:18

UK local authorities crack down on the homeless

Local officials in Britain have responded to the growth of social destitution resulting from continued mass unemployment and cuts to social spending with sweeping efforts to crack down on the homeless population.

Earlier this the Labour Party-led Manchester City Council banned homeless people from setting up any form of temporary accommodation anywhere in the centre of the city.

Nov 22 10:25

Britain to boost counter-terror spending by 30%

Britain is to increase its counter-terrorism funding by 30 percent in the wake of the Paris attacks, finance minister George Osborne said Sunday.

Nov 22 05:09

Arctic plume: Snow storms and icy blizzards sweep in across the UK (20pics)

Arctic plume: Snow storms and icy blizzards sweep in across the UK (20pics)

Nov 22 04:50

Terror Junkies: The West’s Addiction to Funding Radical Groups

Similar to a heroin addict, Western nations have a destructive addiction which they are so dependent on, they appear unwilling to give it up. Funding radical terror organisations is the modus operandi of many prominent nations in NATO, with the US, UK and France, playing a prominent role. From the Afghan Mujahideen to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS), extremist groups have been used as geopolitical tools by the West for decades.

Nov 21 17:35

UK: Junior doctors vote to strike

The British Medical Association (BMA) announced the result of its ballot of junior doctors on Thursday. The doctors voted overwhelmingly to strike in opposition to the Conservative government’s attempts to impose a new contract on them.

Nov 21 13:31

Give war a chance? Corbyn could allow Labour MPs free vote on bombing Syria

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to allow his MPs a free vote on extending airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Iraq into Syria after party whips warned scores will rebel in order to back intervention.

Nov 21 10:15

Study: Young Brits will be poorer than parents

A new study says today’s young people in the UK will be poorer than their parent’s generation.

Nov 21 08:40

The Power behind the Throne

Investigating into today’s power structure in the UK and the role played by the British monarchy, this eye-opening documentary reveals the grossly disproportionate and undemocratic wealth and power of Britain’s Royal Family. The programme educates the viewers about the sheer wealth of Britain’s unelected monarchy and trails through the various assets and sources of income to which a random family, born into a historic mesh of multiracial kings and queens, unfairly believe they are entitled. The UK with its dark and scattered history of political struggles has become the playground of monarchic power and influence. The documentary exposes all the main instruments of wealth of the British monarchy and provides clear commentary as to why Britain may be the most contradictory democracy in the world.

Nov 21 08:23

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA! ISIS's chilling new tactic: Terror group tells British-based fanatics to stay hidden in the UK and wait until they get a signal to attack

British jihadis are being ordered by Islamic State to forget travelling to Syria, remain in the UK and wait for a signal to attack.

Nov 20 19:10

October worst for UK public finances in 6 years

The UK government’s deficit-cutting drive has suffered a heavy blow ahead of its spending review on Wednesday after official figures showed the worst October for the public finances over the past six years.

Nov 20 15:32

Government borrowing worst October figure in six years

Public sector net borrowing (PSNB) rose £1.1bn in October compared with the same month a year ago to £8.2bn, official figures show.

That is the highest level of borrowing in October in six years.

The government has borrowed £54.3bn so far this year and is making slow progress on meeting the Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) forecast.

Nov 20 08:33

Britain is set for one of the coldest November weekends on record at -11C as icy North Pole air plunges across the country TONIGHT

Britain is braced for one of the coldest November weekends on record as Arctic air from the North Pole plunges across the country tonight.

Forecasters expect Scotland to be colder than Moscow tonight and temperatures in the Highlands could fall below the -10.5C recorded north of the border in 1985.

Nov 20 07:22

UK General: Qatar and Saudi Arabia 'Have Ignited a Time Bomb' by Backing Terror

General Jonathan Shaw, Britain's former Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, says Qatar and Saudi Arabia responsible for spread of radical Islam

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The malefactors are starting to point fingers at each other!

Nov 19 19:07

How Israel pressures BBC into changing headlines

In the early hours of 12 November, approximately two dozen Israeli gunmen, one disguised as a pregnant Palestinian woman, others wearing fake beards, invaded a hospital in Hebron and gunned down a 28-year-old man in cold blood

Nov 19 10:53

'Cam Force One': UK prime minister to get own jet

Britain is to spend up to £10 million ($15 million, 14 million euros) converting a military plane for official use by Prime Minister David Cameron, Downing Street confirmed Thursday.

The government argues that having an aircraft similar to the US president's Air Force One, which could also be used by the royal family and senior ministers, will save money in the long term.

It will give more details of its plans to refit a Royal Air Force (RAF) A330 Voyager plane, currently used for air-to-air refuelling missions, in its security and defence review on Monday.

Nov 19 10:47

UK Sends Warship to Back French Aircraft Carrier

The United Kingdom will send a Royal Navy warship, the HMS Defender, to back France in its anti-ISIL efforts in Syria, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday.

Nov 19 10:18

UK government outlines plans for expanding militarism and repression after Paris attacks

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a massive increase in Britain’s military/intelligence apparatus following last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

Nov 19 09:58

Flashback: Tony Benn speaking in the UK's Parliament about supplying the Middle East with weapons

The late Anthony Benn, a well-respected British MP from 1950 until his retirement in 2001, speaks out on the hypocritical position of the British political establishment's support for selling weapons to Middle Eastern countries.

Nov 19 08:26

The PNAC Plan to Destabilize the Middle East (and the world?)

The neo-conservatives had plans for the Middle East in place through the Project for the New American Century, which in September of 2000 cautioned in writing that implementing their plans would likely be a long and drawn-out affair absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like "a new Pearl Harbor" - 12-months later the events of 9/11 occurred. Was 9/11 the "New Pearl Harbor" needed to get Americans to support an invasion in the Middle East to get their "ball rolling," so to speak? Was 9/11 a 2001 version of the proposed 1962 false flag "Operation Northwoods?"

Nov 18 19:36

“UK journalism … is dead” Ex MEP Richard Cottrell On Questioning The 7/7 London Bombings

Journalism as an honourable, truth seeking profession in Britain, is dead.

Nov 18 16:48

So much gold is being flushed down the drain in London, its sewers rival a working mine

Precious metals, primarily gold, worth 13-million pounds ($26.3 million) is being flushed away through sewers every year, it has been claimed.


It was claimed tiny quantities of gold and precious metals are washed down the sink every time someone washes their hands, rubbing wedding rings and jewellery, and every time people with gold teeth brush their teeth.

Cars are also said to deposit tiny quantities of platinum in drains from catalytic converters.

Dr Prichard said: “It’s one to three parts per million, which is huge. Goldmines are economical at one to three parts per million. The advantage is, it doesn’t need to be mined [or] crushed.”

Nov 18 16:34

‘More money, more fighter jets’: Cameron to increase UK military budget to counter ISIS

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the country’s military budget will be increased to fight Islamic State.

Nov 18 14:41

Some popular fallacies about Islamism

Magdi Abdelhadi debunks some of the common misconceptions about Islam and Islamism, and spells out the essential steps that must be taken if the pernicious ideology that drives the likes of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State is to be defeated.

Nov 18 13:56

Osborne slashes welfare, injects £1.9bn into cybersecurity to counter ISIS hackers

Islamic State terrorists could launch cyberattacks on power stations, the National Grid and hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne warned in a speech outlining his commitment to spending an additional £1.9 billion on cybersecurity.

Nov 18 12:21

London Tooting Broadway station evacuated, armed police on scene - reports

Armed police have evacuated Tooting Broadway London Underground station following a security alert, according to reports.

Nov 18 10:01

London commuter shields Muslim girl from ‘racist abuse’ on the Tube

A London commuter has revealed in a social media post that has gone viral how he defended a young Muslim woman wearing a hijab when she was racially abused and told that “her people” murdered victims of the Paris attack.

Ashley Powys, 22, got on the Victoria Line at Oxford Street station on his way home from work at around 8pm Monday.

Nov 18 09:09

The great smart meter rip-off: Energy giants will use devices to DOUBLE the cost of power when you need it most

Energy giants are set to use digital smart meters as a way to double the cost of power when families need it most — adding nearly £60 a year to the average bill.

A Money Mail investigation has discovered Britain’s leading power firms are expected to introduce tariffs that charge more at peak times when they roll out new electronic meters which monitor how much energy you use by the second.

It means electricity and gas used in the evenings could cost 99 per cent more than at other times — penalising everyone cooking family meals, watching popular TV shows and heating their homes on chilly winter evenings.

Higher charges will also apply in the morning when people are most likely to be taking baths and showers and having the central heating on.

Money Mail has discovered that British Gas has already trialled a tariff that charges more at peak times.

Nov 18 08:43

Keep Assad in power to defeat Isis in Syria, says former UK military chief

David Cameron should abandon his “contradictory war aims” and accept that President Bashar al-Assad must remain in power to allow his army to take the lead in defeating Islamic State forces in Syria, former chief of the defence staff Gen David Richards has said.

As the prime minister prepares the ground for a Commons vote on extending RAF airstrikes against Isis forces from Iraq to Syria, Lord Richards called for Britain and other allied nations to broker a deal with Russia that would pave the way for Assad’s forces to lead the charge against Isis on the ground.

In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday, he said: “At the moment we’ve got contradictory war aims. We want to deal with Isis but we also want to get rid of Assad at the same time. I personally don’t think that’s plausible. Any general will tell you you need to have unity of purpose and clear aims in a war. That muddies those aims.”

Nov 18 08:21

David Cameron would launch air strikes on ISIS in Syria without UN backing "to keep country safe"

David Cameron suggested he would authorise air strikes against ISIS targets without the backing of the United Nations to "keep this country safe."

And he said he'd ignore a poll which said more than half of Brits wanted him to wait to get a UN Security Council resolution before launching attacks.

SNP MP Owen Thompson hit back, saying "This sounds like Blair in Iraq all over again".

Nov 18 08:12

No cane do: UK school bans blind girl’s walking aid

A blind seven-year-old girl in the city of Bristol in the UK may not bring her cane to school for “health and safety reasons.” Seriously.

Hambrook Primary School in Bristol cited a risk assessment for Lily-Grace Hoops’s walking cane, which found it to be a “high risk,” as it could trip up teachers and fellow students.

Nov 18 07:08

Chilling new face of police in Britain: Female 'robocops' dressed in military fatigues and armed with semi-automatic rifles are new face of counter-terrorism

She is the new face of British policing.

Armed to the teeth and sporting military fatigues and a combat helmet, the officer is part of a counter-terrorism unit unveiled at Wembley last night.

The elite Scotland Yard squad arrived in huge armoured vehicles to throw a ring of steel around the 80,000 fans watching England beat France.

Nov 18 05:30

Brit cops accused of abusing anti-terror laws to hunt colleague

Cleveland Police in the north east of England allegedly used counter-terrorism powers to hunt down a whistleblower within its ranks. That's according to a complaint filed to the UK's cop watchdog, the IPCC.

Worryingly, the Cleveland force used the anti-terror powers to access the phone records of three journalists.

Nov 17 19:17

Osborne slashes welfare, injects £1.9bn into cybersecurity to counter ISIS hackers

Islamic State terrorists could launch cyberattacks on power stations, the National Grid and hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne warned in a speech outlining his commitment to spending an additional £1.9 billion on cybersecurity.

Nov 17 15:47

UK PM claims UK foiled seven terrorist attacks in last 6 months

British Prime Minister David Cameron says security forces have foiled about seven terrorist attacks in the UK in the last six months.

Nov 17 15:21

UK students to hold fresh protests against education reforms

British students are planning more protest rallies against the government’s planned reforms in the higher education.

According to a report by the Guardian, the student campaigners are expected to hold a day of action on November 26.

Nov 17 13:38

Corbyn slams Tories’ plans for Syria strikes

The leader of UK Labour opposition party has slammed the Tory government’s plans to take part in the airstrikes in Syria.

Addressing the Commons on Tuesday, Jeremy Corbyn said few bombs and missiles more in Syria won’t transform the situation.

Nov 17 12:20

Putin, Cameron meet for 1st time in a year amid Syria crisis

Russia and its Western allies must set aside foreign policy differences and join forces to defeat Islamic State in the aftermath of the horror of the Paris attacks

Nov 17 10:55


The UK Prime Minister has seized on the tragic deaths and injuries in Paris as an excuse to terroise Britons into allowing him to pass hisSnoopers Charter, a sweeping, badly written surveillance bill that willend security research in the UK, cause Internet bills to soar, and riddle critical software with back-doors, threatening anyone who reveals these vulnerabilities, even in court, with a year in prison.

It's a disgusting, cynical move that uses innocents' blood as the missing ingredient for achieving policy goals that could not be attained through democratic debate. Just as the Patriot Act's hasty, ill-considered provisions were rammed through in the smoke of the World Trade Center, Cameron would trump evidence, expert advice and good sense with partisan grandstanding.

It's the shock doctrine in action. Britain deserves better. Cameron should be ashamed to use terrorists' crimes to advance his own agenda.

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I guess that this is the British government's understanding of the phrase, "Never let a good crisis go to waste"; but THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?!?

Nov 17 10:40

David Cameron to seek Parliamentary approval to bomb Isis in Syria

David Cameron has signalled he will ask MPs to approve Britain launching air strikes on Isis targets in Syria by Christmas.

Nov 17 09:32

After Paris attacks, UK politicians suggest fast-tracking new surveillance laws

Some politicians in the UK are calling for the government to hurry new surveillance laws into power following deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. Lord Carlile, a former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said that the Investigatory Powers Bill — which was unveiled in draft form two weeks ago — should be "expedited" and put into action "as soon as possible," rather than by the end of 2016.

The UK prime minister David Cameron expressed similar concerns on BBC radio this morning, saying that the government should "look at the timetable" of the legislation.

Nov 17 08:47

Zionists Betrayed Jews to Holocaust

Nazism, Zionism and Communism are Illuminati movements. In order to justify the state of Israel, Zionists collaborated with the Nazi and, despite the blood on their hands, continue to exploit the holocaust for their political benefit.

They Act Like NaZis, Because They WERE the NaZis.

Nov 17 07:23

'More suicides' in government disability test areas

Oxford and Liverpool researchers looked at 2010-13 data and also found the Work Capability Assessments could be linked to a rise in mental health problems.

The study found the areas with most WCAs showed the sharpest increases.

Nov 17 07:20

"Yes France, it was Horrible... And You Had it Coming"

First, let me extend my condolences and sympathy to the victim's families. No one should have to go thru something this tragic, and that includes Iraqis and Libyans and Palestinians and Syrians and Afghans and Pakistanis and Lebanese and Vietnamese and..the list is long.
We in the West have been visiting this kind of horror on those folks for centuries, but really picked up the pace of slaughter and state inflicted terror after the Israeli masterminded 9/11 False Flag.

The world's three leading Zionist occupied states, the USA, England and now France, all have a Zionist/Israeli False Flag to rally around.

Nov 16 08:36

Britain to hire 2,000 new spies at MI5, MI6 and GCHQ in wake of the Paris terror attacks

The number of spies will rise by 15 per cent in what is expected to be the biggest expansion of the security services since the 7/7 terror attacks in London in July 2005

Nov 16 07:58

UK law mandates software backdoors, jail for disclosing vulnerability

The bill, widely referred to as the Snoopers Charter, could also mean that citizens subjected to these secret orders, who decide to defy them, would be tried by secret courts and appeal to secret tribunals with zero public accountability or even disclosure of its decisions. This fundamentally makes resistance impossible — try to make a stink about what you see as improper use of government power in the UK, and the UK government may soon be able to respond with a judicial system not all that different from a black bag over the head.

The most famous battle over a National Security Letter in the US came when the creator of Lavabit decided that the only way to alert his customers to government snooping without going to jail was to shut down the service without notice or explanation. These sorts of laws, which not only grant powers but build into the system secrecy about those powers, stultify the discourse and make democracy fundamentally impossible.

Nov 15 23:42

French Colonisers Have Not Accepted The Loss Of Their Colony

More than 70 years has passed and the grandson of this Nur-Eddin – Mouaz al-Khatib, a former preacher at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and now a deserter and traitor – has been elected head of the “Qatar Coalition” which was created on 11 November at a meeting in Doha.

France has shown its gratitude to the third-generation collaborator al-Khatib, whose grandfather collaborated with the colonisers, for his faithful service. Namely the former colonial power has been the first to recognise the “Qatar Coalition” as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. It is no surprise that the flag of the “opposition” – green, white and black with three stars – is the same as the flag from the time when Syria was under French mandate.

Nov 15 16:47

UN mandate 'needed for Labour to back military action in Syria'

Labour will only consent to extending military action into Syria if there is a UN mandate to do so, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Nov 15 16:29

The 7/7 London Bombings: How to Set Up a Patsy

A consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.

Nov 15 08:30

David Cameron to urge Vladimir Putin to halt air strikes in Syria at G20 summit

David Cameron will urge Vladimir Putin to halt air strikes in Syria when they meet at the G20 summit , which starts today in Turkey.

It will be the two leaders' first face-to-face meeting since Russia's bombing campaign commenced last month.

It's understood the Prime Minister will try to convince Mr Putin that the strikes will only prolong the conflict.

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I can already see Putin struggling not to laugh in Cameron's face!

Nov 15 07:26

Paris attacks: 'Britain can no longer dabble in the war on ISIS - now is the time to attack'

There can be no doubt after the Paris attacks and the Russian Airliner attack that ISIS intends to kill all those who don’t believe in their horrific caliphate where ever and whenever they can and might be.

Britain can no longer dabble in this war against ISIS which was so clearly articulated by Prime Minister Hollande of France.

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And being so ably carried out by Russia!

Nov 13 18:31

'Scottish justice system punishes the poor'

A new study has revealed that Scotland's criminal justice system punishes poorer people and makes it difficult for them to escape poverty.

Nov 13 17:55

Elegy For 600

Justice For Chinese (JFC) is the brainchild of Andrew Kwong also known as (aka) Joe Canuck, aka The People’s Artist. The main objective of JFC is to seek legal redress and monetary compensation for all Chinese peoples from the Rothschild Jews who destroyed China and the lives of an estimated 600 million Chinese who were addicted to their deadly opium.

Nov 13 15:37

As BBC begs for ‘Children in Need’ money, questions still remain over fraud

The BBC has mastered the art of producing guilt-laden telethons. Each year corporate fat-cats and tax-avoiding celebrities are wheeled out alongside carefully crafted VT clips designed to trigger emotion from a docile public, to ask for their donations to a charity that claims to help children. But where does the money actually go?

Nov 13 14:33

UK parliament to discuss vote of no confidence in Cameron

An online petition calling for a no confidence vote in the British Prime Minister David Cameron has attracted more than 180,000 signatures.

Nov 13 08:59

Forces face manpower crisis after number of personnel fell much quicker than top brass expected due to cuts, poor morale and lack of combat

Figures released yesterday showed the number of Army troops has dropped by more than 20,000, three years ahead of a government target.

Such is the crisis that the latest figures for October show there were just 80,430 regular soldiers, well below the planned target of 82,000.

There were 84,240 troops at the same period last year.

The figures, buried inside a 15-page document on the Ministry of Defence website, also showed applications to join the Army had fallen by 11,600 from 56,840 to 45,240 this year.

Nov 13 08:24

Poll of British Jews finds widespread unease with Israel's policies

First major survey of attitudes since 2010 finds 73% think Israel’s actions in occupied Palestinian territories affects its perception among global community

Nov 12 19:40

Most UK Muslims living in hateful environment

A new survey says most British Muslims believe that misguided government policies and biased media coverage have created an "environment of hate" that affects their daily lives.

Nov 12 18:31

ISPs say the “massive cost” of Snooper’s Charter will push up UK broadband bills

UK ISPs have warned MPs that the costs of implementing the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the Snooper's Charter) will be much greater than the £175 million the UK government has allotted for the task, and that broadband bills will need to rise as a result.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Nov 12 16:05

Not all Jews are Zionists! Poll shows British Jews ‘despair’ at Israeli 'peace' effort

The majority of British Jews do not believe Israel’s efforts to make peace with the Palestinians are working, a new poll shows. Many also think Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories is detrimental to its standing in the world.

Nov 12 15:39

US & UK hold joint drills to test response to cyber attacks

Washington and London have conducted joint exercises to test how governments, the biggest banks and multinational companies would respond to potential cyber attacks. The test comes in the wake of the TalkTalk scandal.

Nov 12 15:09

British academics warn about Brexit

Britain’s leading academics and scientists say a British exit from the EU would be catastrophic for universities and scientific research.

Nov 12 14:39

BBC caught out in bare-faced lie over staff bonuses

Think the BBC can be trusted? Think again, as its history of hypocrisy and lying is now so apparent that it barely even makes an effort to hide it any more.

Nov 12 12:59

Petition demanding Cameron ‘vote of no confidence’ passes 170,000 signatures

An online petition calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister David Cameron has attracted more than 170,000 signatures, obliging Parliament to debate the issue. The date of the debate will be released in seven days.

Signatures on the e-petition published on Parliament’s website rocketed from 121,970 to 178,260 in the space of six days.

Nov 12 11:21

War criminal Tony Blair’s spy chief who wrongly claimed Iraq had WMDs making millions

The former spy chief who provided Tony Blair with ‘evidence’ justifying the invasion of Iraq in 2003 is now raking in vast sums of money, working for accountancy firms, stock brokers, oil companies and investment banks.

Nov 12 10:33

Science of snooping: Internet spying cost & feasibility examined by MPs

MPs have launched an inquiry into the cost and feasibility of the government’s Investigatory Powers Bill, known as the Snooper’s Charter, to examine how it collects communication data and its impact on ISPs and citizens.

Nov 12 10:11


The Tory leader is willing to offer a massive £275million in taxpayer’s cash to Turkey over the next two years to help it cope with the refugee crisis. The generous budget adds to the massive £200million pledged to help African countries address problems which have driven migrants out of their home countries – bringing the total offered to a staggering half billion pounds of taxpayers’ cash.

Nov 12 10:02

Dutch PM to represent Britain at European Council meeting

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte is to represent Britain at Thursday night’s meeting of the European Council to discuss the migration crisis, the Telegraph newspaper says.

The paper says a ‘diary clash’ means David Cameron will not be able to join the meeting, which is the first such gathering of his counterparts since the British prime minister submitted his renegotiation demands.

Nov 12 09:07

Future Look 2025 : The Total Collapse Of The British NHS

In 2017, the US/EU trade deal called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was signed by Washington and the unelected leaders of the 28 nation European Commission. David Cameron signed Britain up without public debate. The Conservatives won the 2020 general election gaining an even bigger majority, empowering the right-wing party even further but there is likely to be a landslide win for the opposition now that we are just weeks away from the 2025 general election.

Nov 12 09:05

Shopper 'gobsmacked' to see M&S staff removing trolley-loads of food from the shelves because it is 'out of date'

A shopper was left gobsmacked after seeing trolley-loads of food at a newly opened Marks & Spencer store being taken from shelves – because staff weren’t allowed to reduce products in the first two weeks of trading.

Although the store insists the food was not sent to landfill, charity worker Natalia Glover claims she was told by staff at The Broadway Shopping Centre outlet in Bradford, West Yorkshire, that the food was ‘going in the bin’.

Charities have now criticised the store, saying the food could have been donated to help to feed hungry people in the area.

Nov 12 09:00

British experts gave security at Sharm the all-clear just WEEKS before the Russian jet disaster, claims Egyptian governor

British experts gave security at Sharm el-Sheikh airport the all-clear just weeks before the Russian holiday jet disaster, a senior Egyptian official has claimed.

Khaled Fouda, the governor of South Sinai province, said UK officials had made regular visits to the airport all year and did not raise concerns about safety.

His claims echo those of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who said British inspectors had assessed the terminal and found security to be 'good enough' ten months ago.

Nov 12 08:29

UK decision to refuse Gaza medical experts from joining Kingston University conference condemned by campaigners

Reasons why visas may be refused range from cases where individuals have a criminal record to instances where people are suspected of wanting to stay illegally, but they also include cases where allowing entry to Britain could have a negative effect on foreign policy.

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In other words, the British government blocked the Palestinian visas to please Israel.

Nov 11 19:28

37,000 beds in British care homes cut by 2020 – report

Nearly 1,500 of Britain’s care homes will close by 2020 because of the financial crisis facing the sector, a new report predicts.

The National Health Service (NHS) will be left with an annual bill of £3 billion (US$4.55 billion) after 37,000 care home beds disappear over the next five years, according to think tank ResPublica.

Nov 11 17:55

Ex-PMs Gordon Brown & John Major condemn Osborne’s attacks on welfare

Former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown has blasted Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to cut tax credits for low income families, saying they will push millions of children into poverty. Ex-Tory PM John Major called the impact of inequality “shocking.”

Nov 11 17:55

UK warns of airport security overhaul

Britain's foreign secretary said on Sunday that airport security in many cities will need to be overhauled if it is confirmed the Russian plane crash in the Sinai was caused by a bomb planted by the ISIL terrorists or someone inspired by the militants.

Nov 11 16:23

Boris Johnson cuts short Palestine visit after Israel boycott criticism sparks outrage

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been banned from a Palestinian charity visit after calling Israel boycotters “lefty academics” who wear corduroy jackets, it has emerged.

Speaking in Tel Aviv as part of a Middle East trade mission on Monday, the Conservative MP said the boycotters are “highly unlikely” to be influential in Britain.

Nov 11 16:10

UK nukes are ‘militarily irrational, not credible,’ says former nuclear commander

A former commander of British nuclear weapons has written an open letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in support of his anti-Trident stance, in which he debunked common arguments used in defense of nukes.

Nov 11 15:58

British Police Forces Protecting Their Own Interests

You may have seen headlines today revealing how police chefs obtained £55,000 of taxpayer money just so they could move house, but we’ve found plethora of unethical behaviour by police forces.

Nov 11 15:39

30 million innocent motorists secretly added to super-database each day

Disturbing figures have come to light that reveal the full extent of police surveillance of British motorists, again under the false guise of preventing terrorism.

Nov 11 14:30

UK calls for Yemen war investigation

Britain's foreign minister has called for a proper investigation into the role of Saudi Arabia in Yemen war.

Philip Hammond also noted that the UK would halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia if the investigation found Riyadh had breached international humanitarian law in the war in Yemen.