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Apr 16 13:21

British Media’s Regime Change Propaganda on Syria

The Committee to Protect Journalists have today published their annual list of states where the murders of journalists are likely to go unpunished.

Here’s the top 10 as of 2014.

Apr 16 12:41

"Shocking" rise in food parcel handouts in UK blamed on welfare reforms

Britain's largest food bank provider, the Trussell Trust, says it has handed out more than 900,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 350,000 the year before, a rise it calls "shocking". The Trust has blamed rising prices and government changes to the welfare system for some of that increase, saying delays in providing payments mean people are going hungry.

Apr 16 11:08

Report: Bedroom tax has left 50 per cent of tenants in arrears - but savings aren't being made

The study said the “bedroom tax” and wider welfare reforms introduced by Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, were forcing tenants to choose between “heating and eating.” Three in four had cut back on food bills. “Tenants are experiencing poverty, anxiety, debt and health problems. Food banks are becoming essential. People rely on family and friends for help. Tenants and landlords expect evictions to rise,” it said.

Apr 16 11:04

Britain's hunger crisis: One MILLION food parcels handed out despite UK having sixth richest economy

Campaigners last night demanded David Cameron scrap his savage welfare reforms after the number of emergency food parcels handed out soared to more than a million.

Furious anti-poverty groups and church leaders said it was beyond belief that people in 21st century Britain are going hungry and relying on charity.

The number of food parcels given out last year by the Trussell Trust alone nearly tripled from 346,992 to 913,138. And 330,205 of those went to children.

Apr 16 11:03

Banks rip-off: £3bn overdrafts bill to be probed - it can be cheaper to take out payday loan

Watchdogs are to investigate the £3billion-a-year banks rake in from rip-off overdraft rates.

More than a third of the money banks make from current accounts comes from interest and charges when customers go overdrawn.

Research shows going over the limit can work out more expensive than borrowing from payday lenders.

Apr 15 16:27

All-in-one cop service: kidnap, investigate and shred evidence

A team of the Sweeney— police flying squad officers —came up with a novel way of keeping crime under control in the 1990s. They decided to carry out their own kidnappings.

Apr 15 14:56

Teachers' strikes can beat Michael Gove’s attacks on education

Teachers are engaged in a fierce battle with Tory education secretary Michael Gove—and it’s a fight that they can win.

Gove is intent on wrecking teachers’ pay, pensions and conditions.

Apr 15 12:16

Starting salaries for UK graduates fall to new low

The starting salary of UK graduates is at its lowest since the beginning of the financial crisis, according to a new report. Since 2007 entry level wages for graduates from almost every subject has fallen by more than a tenth, says the Complete Universities Guide.

Apr 15 09:39

Cuts to legal aid in UK will deny thousands the right to a fair trial

On April 3, the family of Cherry Groce submitted a petition with 130,000 signatures asking the government to grant them legal aid for an inquest into her death.

Groce’s shooting by the Metropolitan Police was the spark for the 1985 Brixton riots. She was paralysed below the chest by the shooting and remained in a wheelchair until she died in April 2011 aged 63.

Apr 15 08:48

Baby in Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarean case adopted

The daughter of an Italian woman who had a forced caesarean section while in the UK has been adopted by "good and loving people", the country's top family judge has announced.

The case, which first unfolded in secrecy, was later reported and commented on around the world and led to Sir James Munby, president of the family division of the high court, calling for "radical changes" and greater transparency in the family courts.

Child P, who must not be identified, was born in August 2012 after a health trust looking after Pacchieri since June 2012 under the Mental Health Act made the application to the courts for the C-section because of concerns about risks to mother and child.

Apr 15 08:01

UK councils under fire over controversial surveillance

Two Mersey councils have been slammed by civil liberties groups for using controversial surveillance techniques so they can issue people with parking fines.

Liverpool and Wirral councils are under fire over using cars equipped with CCTV cameras to spot parking breaches.

Apr 15 07:20

Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron: Hi-jacking God?

When Tony Blair was in residence, according to the diaries of his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, before the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which Blair's Downing Street offices produced fantasy, fictional, false justifications, the then Prime Minister was guided by his faith and regularly spoke to "his Maker." Blair may have "spoken" - but, as ever, he clearly didn't listen.

Proverbs (6:16-19) rules on six personality traits his "Maker" abhors and seven that are an abomination to Him: "Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord ..." Blair ticks every box, shattering any claim to his trumpeted Christian principles.

False witness is also slammed by King Solomon and in Matthew (15:18-20) Jesus condemns false testimony as defiling to any person.

Apr 15 06:58

UK opposition leader falls for Zionist propaganda

Ed Miliband the latest Western politician “taken in” by Sderot Fails to keep election promise to see the situation in Gaza for himself. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21486

Apr 14 19:39

UK Moves to Block US Senate Report to Protect Blair, Straw and Dearlove

From a British diplomatic source I learn that Britain has lobbied the United States against the publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture and extraordinary rendition. The lobbying has been carried out “at all levels” – White House, State Department and CIA. The British have argued that at the very least the report must be emasculated before publication.

The British argument is that in a number of court cases including the Belhadj case, the British government has successfully blocked legal action by victims on the grounds that this would weaken the US/UK intelligence relationship and thus vitally damage national security, by revealing facts the American intelligence service wish hidden. [We will leave aside for the moment the utter shame of our servile groveling judges accepting such an argument]. The British Government are now pointing out to the Americans that this argument could be fatally weakened if major detail of the full horror and scope of torture and extraordinary rendition is revealed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The argument runs that this could in turn lead to further revelations in the courts and block the major defence against prosecutions of Blair, Straw and Dearlove, among others, potentially unleashing a transatlantic wave of judicial activism.

Apr 14 18:43

Understanding Modern Israel: Why It Is Driving The World Towards Madness

Can you have democracy for only one carefully-defined group? Can you have democracy without the restraints of a Bill of Rights upon an abusive majority? Can you have democracy which holds millions in perpetual isolation and subjects them to countless abuses? Can you have democracy where you prefer dealing with juntas and kingdoms to democratic governments in neighboring states? Can you have democracy which constantly threatens war on those who do not threaten it? Can you have democracy which conducts witch-hunts on a grand scale, just re-naming the witches as terrorists? Can you have democracy which interferes in the internal affairs of other democratic states?

Apr 14 08:34

CIA, MI6 and Turkey's rogue game in Syria: New claims say Ankara worked with the US and Britain to smuggle Gaddafi's guns to rebel groups

The US's Secretary of State John Kerry and its UN ambassador, Samantha Power have been pushing for more assistance to be given to the Syrian rebels.

A second and little-regarded theme of Hersh's article is what the CIA called the rat line, the supply chain for the Syrian rebels overseen by the US in covert cooperation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The information about this comes from a highly classified and hitherto secret annex to the report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the attack by Libyan militiamen on the US consulate in Benghazi on 11 September 2012 in which US ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. The annex deals with an operation in which the CIA, in cooperation with MI6, arranged the dispatch of arms from Mu'ammer Gaddafi's arsenals to Turkey and then across the 500-mile long Turkish southern frontier with Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Instead of attempting to destabilize regimes around the world in service to the money junkies, the US government should be focusing on bringing back decently paying jobs to the US; the care of the most fragile among us; and the rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure.

But of course, that doesn't make money for the military-industrial or security-industrial complex. The politicians from the top down are bought and paid for by the large corporations which own them, and fund their election cycles. We the People really have no say on who gets elected, because those elected only serve the interests of the very wealthy in this country.

Apr 14 07:32

Secret anti-BDS meeting held in UK capital

The British capital has hosted a secret meeting attended by 25 countries to counter international calls to boycott Israeli regime’s products.

The meeting, which was held in London this week, lasted for three days and was attended by UK's former Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Alistair Burt and the Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, UPI reported on Friday.

The report said the participants included the United States, Australia, and Canada, in addition to a number of European states.

Apr 14 07:31

Miliband: 'I want to be Britain's first Jewish PM'

The Labour leader, who is visiting family with his wife Justine, said that he believed faith has a "nourishing" role in society.

He also said that Britain was "lucky" to have the Church of England, calling it a "great institution".

Former Conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was born Jewish but became an Anglican at 12 after his father left Judaism following a dispute with the synagogue.

Mr Miliband said: "Someone asked me if I thought it was a disadvantage, that people would be less likely to vote for me because I’m Jewish, and I said absolutely not.

"That’s one of the great things about Britain. There are elements of anti- Semitism, [and] it is really, really important to tackle those and have no truck with them.

Apr 14 07:05

Cameron Demands Russia Condemns Pro-Moscow Activists in Ukraine

David Cameron has claimed the latest crisis in Ukraine "bears the hallmarks" of a Russian approach.

Following a phone conversation with German chancellor Angela Merkel, he called on Moscow to unequivocally condemn the illegal occupation of government buildings.

Cameron was on holiday in Lanzarote but has held phone conversations with both Merkel and France's Francois Hollande.

Apr 13 12:48

Diplomat who won EU exit essay prize silenced by government

After he picked up an £80,000 prize for an essay on how Britain could leave the European Union, Iain Mansfield was poised to become a new, intellectual voice in the media debate on the issue.
There was one snag, however. Mr Mansfield is a civil servant and his essay appears to have been rather too well-argued for his employer, the UK Government, which remains committed to staying within the EU.

Having accepted the prize at a ceremony in Westminster on Tuesday evening, Mr Mansfield was told he was banned from giving media interviews. His regular blog on economic affairs also appears to have been removed from the internet.

Apr 13 10:04

UK slum landlords exploit tenants as home ownership at 25-yr low

Home ownership in Britain is at a 25-year low and renting has become the norm for 9.5 million people. But an increasing number of tenants at the bottom end of the market talk about rock-bottom conditions as well.

Apr 13 06:06

BBC in the service of Israeli propaganda

by just looking at its reporting of Israel and the Palestinians over the last five weeks, is that it is becoming almost impossible to hide the pro-Israeli bias of BBC Online’s Middle East desk. For that, the BBC should surely take collective responsibility.

Apr 13 05:25

British Journalist, Author Patrick Seale passes away

British journalist and author Patrick Seale passed away Friday after a long struggle with cancer

Apr 13 02:24

President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries

Western media’s relentless demonizing of President Putin is backfiring. President Putin’s approval ratings hits a three year high and have risen to 88% (The Independent and BBC reported) in the past week, as Russians back their president over Ukraine, a height western leaders can only dream of.

“It goes without saying that Russia is prepared to participate in the effort to stabilize and restore Ukraine’s economy, however, not in a unilateral way, but on equal conditions with our European partners.” writes President Putin.

Apr 12 18:56

Daily Mail prints transparent anti-Assad propaganda BS, and its readers let the DM presstitutes know they ain't buying it - ROFLMAO

See readers' responses to this recent example of MI6/CIA inspired Daily Mail drivel:Has Assad carried out new chemical attacks? Britain and U.S. to investigate claims toxic substances have been used on four occasions

Here are a few examples:
Al Qaeda renamed rebels for the convienance of the West. Good to see so many here not falling for this BS

Al Qaeda getting a hiding in Syria - boohoo! Oh, wait a minute, that should be Department AQ of the CIA, yeah, they don't like their operatives and assets getting taken out.....

well done everybody who see through this latest lie to get us to war! just read the comments d.m and how about some of that good ol impartial journalism just like they used to teach at journo school!

Its probably been done by the Turks who want to drag Nato into another war, and thats just what Nato wants.

There is so much information now on-line or in the alternative media I don't know why the DM even bothers to print this rubbish.

Give over , we don't believe your lies

Apr 12 16:49

Ed Miliband the latest Western politician 'taken in' by Zionist Propaganda

UK Labour Party leader ED MILIBAND falls for Zionist propaganda, fails to keep election promise to see the situation in Gaza for himself.

Apr 12 14:16

UK opposition leader Ed Miliband falls for Zionist propaganda

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of UK opposition leader Ed Miliband’s broken promise – that he would visit the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip – and views his decision instead to regurgitate Israeli propaganda.

Apr 12 08:32

George Osborne warns City to prepare for turmoil over Russia sanctions and interest rate rises

The City must brace itself for a new wave of market volatility amid looming interest rate rises and the possibility of harsher Russian sanctions, the Chancellor has said, as he insisted that the Treasury was prepared "for any eventuality" on the Ukrainian crisis.

Apr 12 06:25

How Cyril Smith evaded the law: Sickening folly of the Left who aided his cause by advocating paedophilia - Daily Mail

For a long time, I struggled to comprehend how Cyril Smith's influence had allowed him to escape the law for so long. Then I got a call from a former officer with the Metropolitan Police.

There was, he said, a simple explanation. His enormous working-class appeal left the Director of Public Prosecutions worried that Cyril might be able to do something remarkable if he went to trial — win public sympathy for paedophilia.

Apr 12 06:22

Monstrous cover-up: How the Liberal party, police and MI5 concealed MP Cyril Smith's industrial-scale child abuse - Daily Mail

The shocking scale of the Establishment cover-up of former Liberal MP Cyril Smith’s sickening sex abuse of boys is revealed today.

For four decades, the depraved 29st politician was free to prey on vulnerable children as young as eight.

Police received at least 144 complaints by victims of the predatory paedophile yet the authorities blocked any prosecution – allowing Smith brazenly to continue his abuse.

The Liberal Party even put his name forward for a knighthood in 1988 in spite of the rumours of his sordid activities swirling around Westminster.

David, now Lord Steel nominated him for the honour despite knowing of the allegations about the bachelor MP for Rochdale, the ex-Liberal leader’s involvement emerging only in recent weeks after a Freedom of Information battle.

Apr 11 08:03

British gave 'full co-operation' for CIA black jail on Diego Garcia, report claims

The British government allowed the CIA to run a “black” jail for Al-Qaeda suspects on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, it was claimed last night.

The report, based on leaked accounts of a US Senate investigation into the CIA’s kidnap and torture programme after 9/11, contradicts years of British government denials that it allowed the US to use Diego Garcia for its “extraordinary rendition” programme.

The alleged Diego Garcia black site was used to hold some “high-value” detainees and was made with the “full co-operation” of the British government, according to Al Jazeera America, quoting US officials familiar with the Senate report.

Apr 11 05:57

Flashback: British double-agent was in Real IRA's Omagh bomb team

SECURITY forces didn't intercept the Real IRA's Omagh bombing team because one of the terrorists was a British double-agent whose cover would have been blown as an informer if the operation was uncovered.

The security forces were forced to hope that their agent would provide them with intelligence to ensure that the bomb would go off without casualties. In the event, due to blundered telephone warnings, 29 people died on August 15 1998.

The revelations follow claims by another British double-agent in the IRA, Kevin Fulton (not his real name), that he phoned a warning to his RUC handlers 48 hours before the Omagh bombing that the Real IRA was planning an attack and gave details of one of the bombing team and the man's car registration.

Apr 11 05:47

Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data Prime minister: Nothing to see here, go about your business

British cops are abusing the right to snoop on communications data by holding information on innocent people for far too long, a report from the Commissioner for Interception has found.

Sir Anthony May, the commissioner, wanted to counteract the "general relatively uninformed fear" that shadowy government agencies were snooping into the private lives of individuals.

However, in his annual report (PDF), he confessed that cops, spooks and bureaucrats were gathering information on an industrial scale under powers granted by Section 57(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

Apr 10 14:30

IRA militant charged with 29 murders resulting from 1998 Omagh bombing

Northern Ireland has charged a man with 29 counts of murder in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the worst attack in decades of violence in the province, police said on Thursday.

Are they conveniently forgetting MI5's involvement in what was at very least a "Let It Happen On Purpose" if not a "Made It Happen On Purpose" terrorist attack?

Apr 10 10:53

The working classes don't want to be 'hard-working families'

"Hard-working families" implies we're only entitled to citizenship (or, as the Tories would have it, the odd game of bingo) if we can prove we're working our fingers to the bone. But no one can work all the time: if you're a pensioner, a single parent, sick, or there is no work to be had, then you're in trouble. And most of us know this, because we're related to them. Sit my extended family around a table and you'd have white- and blue-collar workers, the sick, the old, people in council housing, and families with two cars and a nice house but large debts to pay for them. This is replicated all over Britain. There is no static "underclass" and neither is there a robust middle class: instead, there are a lot of people who have to work for a living and, because of that fact, choose to identify as working class.

Apr 10 10:44

Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven

The government has wasted half a billion pounds stockpiling two anti-flu drugs that have not been proved to stop the spread of infection or to prevent people becoming seriously ill, according to a team of scientists who have analysed the full clinical trials data, obtained after a four-year fight.

The government has spent £424m buying stocks of Tamiflu and £136m on Relenza in case of a flu pandemic. During the swine flu outbreak of 2009, the World Health Organisation recommended that all countries should stock up on supplies.

But the Cochrane Collaboration, a group of independent scientists who investigate the effectiveness of medicines, says that the best Tamiflu can do is shorten a bout of flu by approximately half a day – from around seven to 6.3 days.

Apr 10 07:51

Britons need to eat fewer baked beans because of impact of ‘smelly emissions’ on global warming, peer warns

Concerns have previously been voiced about the effect of methane coming from cow flatulence.

But Climate Change Minister Lady Verma yesterday urged the public to “moderate” their behaviour after Labour peer Viscount Simon raised questions in the House of Lords about the impact of human eating habits.

Viscount Simon, 73, said: “A programme on the BBC stated this country has the largest production of baked beans and the largest consumption of baked beans in the world.

“Could you say whether this affects the calculation of global warming by the Government as a result of the smelly emission?”

Apr 09 15:33

BBC misreports John Kerry on talks failure

Nureddin Sabir detects the hands of Zionists behind the BBC’s misreporting of US Secretary of State Kerry’s statement, to downplay his blaming of Israel for the failure of talks with the Palestinians.

Apr 09 09:46

Jim Willie:Lightning Speed Global Economic Change Through System Breakthrough Part 1 and Part 2

Topics discussed include the following:
1. The Ukraine turmoil and Russia and China's coordinated Financial and Commercial Response to the threats of the West led by the US
2. Though most of the Non-Western world is backing Russia, there are 3 countries in particular that will play a key supporting role in this new 'cold war', and at least two of these have been strong allies of the US in recent times.
3. Jim gives his insight into what he sees happening to US treasuries and the US dollar, and the Petrodollar in the short and long term.
4. Jim forecasts a 'Split' dollar, a domestic dollar, let's call it the Republic dollar, and dollars held outside the US will become 'International' dollars.
5. The pressures that Jim sees placed upon the Domestic dollar and it's near instantaneous 33% devaluation (to start.)
6. The coming BARTER System for settlement of international trade, reducing the US dollar to the dustbin of history.

Apr 09 01:23

Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik

NATO and Washington are not only inverting fact and reality over Ukraine and the wider serious geopolitical implications. The reckless distortion is delivered with a contempt born of the most fatuous purblind arrogance. The conundrum is how to deal with such insanity?

The acting (sic) president in Kiev Oleksandr Turchynov has labeled all those seeking political autonomy in Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk and other pro-Russian cities in the east of the country as «terrorists and criminals»; a new set of laws cobbled together by the junta – two months before scheduled official elections have taken place and therefore of dubious legality – gives the self-appointed politicians in Kiev the power to prosecute any one that does not recognize their self-imposed authority…

Apr 08 21:03

Look at the World from Behind the Wall: Part Two

Today, almost to the month, Obama is faced with the reality he did not wish to face: Israel has had and does not have any desire to create a Palestinian State, indeed it mocks the very concept and belittles the efforts of Obama and Kerry to attempt to establish such a state. That is now blatantly obvious even to a blind person.

What to do? Take advantage of this opportunity thrown in his lap by the Israelis and send the issue back to the United Nations where it began and where it must be resolved. What will this accomplish? It will break the shackles that bind our Congress to a foreign government; it will release the President to give opportunity and authority to the United Nations to deal with this issue without conflict with the United States;

Apr 08 12:32

Meat infected with PARASITES and disease 'could end up on British dinner plates as a result of new EU laws shake-up'

Diseased and dirty meat could end up on Britain's dinner plates as a result of new EU legislation, a union has warned.

British food inspectors reject millions of carcasses carrying parasites and infections from the food chain every year.

But Unison, which represents government meat inspectors and official vets, has claimed proposed changes to food legislation by Brussels will water down their ability to check the quality and throw out sub-standard meat.

Apr 07 22:50

Invading Iraq prevented Syria-like civil war, claims Tony Blair

Iraq would have been engulfed in a civil war like that in Syria if Britain had not invaded it, Tony Blair has claimed.

Apr 07 22:46

UK middle-class hollowed out with economic insecurity

People know that work no longer guarantees the better future for their families they used to expect. They are asking: what kind of work, what kind of wages – and what kind of prospects?

Apr 07 13:28

Thousands Rally Against Killer Tax

Thousands of people across Britain rallied on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the hated bedroom tax.

They took to the streets in towns and cities including London, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Hull in protest against one of the coalition government’s most vicious attacks on 600,000 of Britain’s most vulnerable people.

Apr 07 13:05

Police force activists to remove "STOP PAEDOPHILE RINGS" banner

British National Party BNP activists are told to take down a "STOP PAEDOPHILE RINGS" banner by Greater Manchester Police on the basis it might be offensive in a diverse society.

Apr 07 07:57

Woman becomes first person to be jailed for ‘trolling herself’

Michelle Chapman was given 20 months in prison after setting up fake Facebook profiles supposedly of her father and his wife to send hundreds of abusive messages to herself, before complaining to police.

Apr 07 07:26

Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO — Paul Craig Roberts

The Obama regime has issued simultaneous threats to the enemy it is making out of Russia and to its European NATO allies on which Washington is relying to support sanctions on Russia. This cannot end well.

As even Americans living in a controlled media environment are aware, Europeans, South Americans, and Chinese are infuriated that the National Stasi Agency is spying on their communications. NSA’s affront to legality, the US Constitution, and international diplomatic norms is unprecedented. Yet, the spying continues, while Congress sits sucking its thumb and betraying its oath to defend the Constitution of the United States.

Apr 07 07:17

UK companies succumb to tech bubble fears

Fears that technology companies have been substantially overvalued have spread to traders in Britain, causing a widespread sell-off of internet retailers and computing businesses on the London Stock Exchange.

Shares in many London-listed companies whose sky-high market valuations are based on growth expectations rather than profits tumbled as markets opened on Monday morning, after similar fears emerged in the US, hitting the value of internet companies like Facebook and Twitter.

Waning confidence in internet stocks have raised fears that the dotcom crash at the turn of the century is due for a second round.

Apr 07 07:11

Tony Blair 'knew everything about CIA interrogation programme'

The then prime minster and Jack Straw, his foreign secretary, were kept informed “every step of the way” by MI6 and were shown Bush administration legal opinions that declared “enhanced interrogation” techniques such as waterboarding and stress positions to be legal, the source said.

“The politicians took a very active interest indeed. They wanted to know everything. The Americans passed over the legal opinions saying that this was now 'legal’, and our politicians were aware of what was going on at the highest possible level,” the source, who was reported to have direct and detailed knowledge of the transatlantic relations during that period, told The Telegraph.

“The politicians knew in detail about everything – the torture and the rendition. They could have said [to M16] 'stop it, do not get involved’, but at no time did they.”

Apr 07 07:08

MSc in cyber security: GCHQ to approve postgraduate 'degree courses in spying'

GCHQ is to start giving its official stamp of approval to Master’s courses, effectively creating the first certified degrees for spies.

The surveillance agency has sent out a briefing note to universities that offer MSc courses in cyber security, asking them to apply for certification by 20 June. Graduates of the selected courses will be able to say they have “successfully completed a GCHQ-certified degree”, it states.

Apr 06 08:18

British National Party BNP activists are told to take down a "STOP PAEDOPHILE RINGS" banner by Greater Manchester Police

British National Party BNP activists are told to take down a "STOP
PAEDOPHILE RINGS" banner by Greater Manchester Police on the basis it might be offensive in a diverse society.

Apr 06 05:18

A Century of Deceit: Iraq, the World Wars, Holocaust and Zionist Militarism

While the West bears much shame and responsibility for aiding and abetting the Zionist project and all of its murderous and destructive consequences, bringing history into accordance with the facts is one way to uplift the Palestinians whose struggle for freedom and justice goes on.

Some studies estimate that close to 1.5 million Iraqis have lost their lives as a result of the brutal American invasion and occupation of their country in 2003.[1] Millions more Iraqis have become refugees and orphans. American depleted uranium weapons have caused cancer rates in some Iraqi cities to skyrocket, permanently destroying the genes of future generations of Iraqis who are being born with horrific birth defects and diseases.

Apr 06 02:23

Scottish independence: "London is burying its head in the sand"

British Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to ban Scottish MPs from voting in the 2015 general election if Scotland votes for independence from Westminster, because Scottish MPs should not be deciding English and Welsh government policy, according to The Times of London.

Apr 05 10:16

Why NSA spying is breaking UK law

What De is saying is that the companies were ordered to do this by the US government, using a secret court created under the governing legislation, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 1978. He is also saying that the named corporations knew what they were doing because they were acting under written court orders.

US law does not run outside US territory. A law made in the US that says “thou shalt thieve and steal abroad” has no validity in the UK, or anywhere else. The thefts ordered by the Fisa Courts are, for the most part, illegal in the UK, under the Data Protection Act, the Human Rights Act section 8 and the Official Secrets Act. Pleading Fisa is no defence in a UK court.

The PCLOB session minutes amount to the public record of a criminal conspiracy to spy on other nations by forcing commercial companies to do the dirty work.

Apr 05 07:40

British journalists call to cut the ties with Israel

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), the trade union for journalists in the United Kingdom and Ireland, will vote next week on a proposal for a boycott of "Israel", described as "racist state."

The proposal described Israel by apartheid system in south Africa and urges the executive Committee in the NUJ to boycott the goods of Israel, according to "Jewish Chronicle" newspaper.

Also the proposal calls on the executive committee to support the British lecturers, who refused to cooperate with the Israeli education establishments, and describes Israel as “racist state” for its refusal to grant the Palestinians the right of return to their home. 

Apr 04 17:43

More evidence of police corruption relating to Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder mysteriously ‘missing’

Evidence of police corruption relating to Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder mysteriously “disappeared” from Scotland Yard during the initial investigation, according to a leaked file. A police statement taken from an officer on the first inquiry into the brutal death of Daniel Morgan suggests the victim was about to blow the whistle on a case of “major police corruption” – but internal police documents detailing the claim were removed from the incident room.

Detective Constable Kinley Davies also claimed that he and two of his colleagues tried to investigate the emerging allegations of Metropolitan Police malpractice but were “suddenly removed from the squad” by senior officers.

Apr 04 17:41

New chapter in 'bedroom tax' saga - now councils run out of emergency funds to help worst cases

The 'bedroom tax' has resulted in thousands of people being “driven into destitution” as councils run out of the emergency funds set aside to rescue those worst affected.

Demonstrators will gather in Cardiff, Leeds and London today to call for the abolition of the widely criticised policy, a year after it was introduced by Iain Duncan Smith.

Ministers have always maintained that those forced into hardship by the tax can apply to their council for discretionary housing payments (DHPs) to help cover their rent.

But The Independent can disclose that many councils had already exceeded their budget for DHPs in February, weeks before the end of the financial year on 31 March, even though the Government had increased the money available to local authorities.

Apr 04 17:38

Maria Miller expenses report: how Culture Secretary tried to bully MP watchdog

Maria Miller issued a series of threats to Parliament’s independent standards Commissioner in an attempt to block the “irrational and perverse” investigation into her expenses claims, emails have disclosed.

A Parliamentary committee on Friday released a cache of emails sent by the Culture Secretary to Kathryn Hudson in which she threatened to make a formal complaint about the independent Commissioner.

She also employed a lawyer to respond to requests for information and refused to provide documents to justify her expense claims.

Apr 04 07:34

'Microsoft support scam' ringleader gets suspended jail sentence and fine

A man who ran a "Microsoft support scam" which fooled people into paying for unneeded antivirus software that was free has been given a suspended jail sentence, and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation and fines.

Mohammed Khalid Jamil, 34, from Luton, hired people in an Indian call centre who then phoned up people in the UK, pretended to be from Microsoft, and claimed that there was a problem with the victim's computer - which they would "confirm" by getting them to look at a perfectly harmless Windows program which records machine events.

The cold-callers would then sell the victims antivirus software that was available for free from Microsoft's website, and install it using remote access to the victim's computer. People were typically charged between £35 and £150, and many of the victims were elderly.

Apr 04 07:31

'I think that we should leave it there': David Cameron continues to back Maria Miller over expenses row

Prime Minister David Cameron has again defended his embattled Culture Secretary after MPs overruled a damning independent report into her expenses.

Cameron insisted that the issue should be “left” after the cross-party Standards Committee ordered Maria Miller to apologise and hand back £5,800 in overclaimed accommodation allowances – nearly £40,000 less than that recommended by Parliament’s standards commissioner Kathryn Hudson.

Apr 04 07:08

Tell BBC to cover Israel's killing of Palestinian children

The BBC continually refers to Jerusalem, in its entirety, as an Israeli city. When challenged on this by PSC, the BBC Trust replied that it was fine for BBC journalists to do so because ‘Israel [has] de facto control over the entire city in a political, administrative and military sense’.

To find out why the BBC is choosing to accept Israel’s illegal facts on the ground over international law, PSC and Friends of Al Aqsa (FoA) submitted a Freedom of Information request to the BBC asking for all relevant documents relating to the Trust’s decision to be released.

The request was rejected so, this week, PSC and FoA have referred the BBC to the Information Commissioner (IC), and asked the IC’s office to investigate the BBC over this matter.

Apr 04 06:59

'Get your arse out, mate': we turn the tables on everyday sexism – video - Guardian

Many women describe sexism as a part of 'normal' life. Here Leah Green goes undercover in London to see how unsuspecting men react to sexist situations often experienced by women – but this time perpetrated by a female.

**Video at source. The expressions are priceless.

Apr 04 06:11

Water cannon: a shocking device that could transform British policing - Guardian

The cold jet from the water cannon slammed into the back of my head, tipping me off balance and sending adrenaline pumping around my body. This was the Ziegler WaWe 9000 in action: a German-built 30-tonne riot-tamer that can blast its targets with up to 18 litres of water a second and toss demonstrators like rag dolls. It is the kind of weapon that the home secretary, Theresa May, is now deciding whether to introduce to English and Welsh streets.

This week, ahead of an expected announcement in parliament, the deputy chair of the London assembly's policing committee, Jenny Jones, warned May that allowing them "will further damage trust in the police". The Metropolitan police commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, said he wants them to prevent "more brutal alternatives" such as baton strikes and tear gas. So the Guardian joined a Belgian police training exercise to experience the reality of their impact.

Apr 03 09:43

Global Power Structures: Masterlist of 1,150 NGOs and 300 Key People in Them

"[Think tanks] exert definite and even considerable influence on the process of elaborating and making political decisions. It is connected with the fact that ... leaders of such centers have as a rule personal close links with the [government]. Second, the centers are created in order to prepare and adopt the major political decisions in the shade, far from public. Third, such analytical and expert centers really accumulate the best intellectual forces of the country and fourth, not always but rather often, the centers were founded simply to provide jobs to [retired] politicians."

Notice that Henry Kissinger is first on the list with 104 known associations.

Apr 03 08:49

Top Police Removed Criticism from Hillsborough Statements

Senior officers and lawyers at South Yorkshire Police amended police accounts of the Hillsborough disaster to remove comments criticising police leadership or abusive remarks about fans, an inquest has heard.

Apr 03 06:29

'You are wilfully lying to the British people': Farage warns European project will end 'very unpleasantly' after Clegg condemns Ukip's 'dangerous fantasy' about leaving EU

Nigel Farage was tonight accused of being 'dangerous' after admitting he 'admires' Russian President Vladimir Putin and defending Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Two snap polls showed the Ukip leader easily triumphed in the second live TV debate with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, in which he urged voters to join a 'People's Army' to topple the political establishment in Brussels.

He said: 'This is our country. It is a very good country. It is a country that developed the principle of parliamentary democracy. it has been given away through a whole series of lies and deceit.

'Let's take back control of our our borders. Let's stop giving £55million a day as a membership fee of a club we don't need to be part of.

'Let's free ourselves up. I know the people are behind this. Come and join the People's Army. Let's topple the establishment that led use into this mess.'

Apr 03 06:13

Muslim Hard-Liners Attempt to 'Take Over' SIX British Schools

An alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to take over six schools in Birmingham,in the British Midlands has been probed today. A letter, sent to government alleged that Muslim teachers and senior staff were being installed in six schools, and teachers not sympathetic to the Islamic faith were being forced out of their jobs.

I am white, I am British, I am a Christian and I will be all three until the day I die. I will not compromise, I will not bow to Islam. I am proud to be who I am and anyone who doesn't like it can kiss my arse.

Apr 02 16:45

Two polls show Ukip leader Nigel Farage triumphant in 2nd live debate with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg

Mr Clegg challenged Mr Farage to the debates ahead of elections to the European Parliament in May 22. Tonight they clashed on immigration, laws, jobs and European foreign policy.

In a rallying cry to Eurosceptics, Mr Farage urged voters to join his 'People's Army' to leave Brussels, warning without change the EU would end 'very unpleasantly'.

He said: 'This is our country. It is a very good country. It is a country that developed the principle of parliamentary democracy. it has been given away through a whole series of lies and deceit.

'Let's take back control of our our borders. Let's stop giving £55million a day as a membership fee of a club we don't need to be part of.

Apr 02 10:22

London and South-East England Given Health Warning Over Smog Levels

Air pollution levels in London and south-east England were literally off the charts today with some of the highest levels ever recorded.

Enough to cause itchy, watering eyes and severe enough to have children in the far south-east of the country kept in at break time, the smog has seen a large swathe of the country blanketed in a haze since sunrise.

Apr 02 07:17

Government Warns Us – STAY INDOORS Govt air pollution website has CRASHED

Public Health England have issued a shock warning today, advising
people to stay indoors as a parts of Britain are blanketed with a
deadly smog.

As DEFRA warned of pollution graded level 10, the higest-possible
grade on their scale, their pollution-forecasting website crashed as
thousand tried to get the latest information. There were angry tweets
as people took to social media to express their annoyance as the lack
of better warning and information.

Apr 02 06:08

“BDS is irrelevant.” Oh, really?

Rosenberg gives himself a hard time worrying that there would be no more Israel if Israelis had to obey international law and UN resolutions, and return the lands and resources they stole from the Palestinians. It's “an actual country”, he maintains. But I bet he cannot tell us its actual borders.

A quick trip to the BDS movement's website http://www.bdsmovement.net/call will expose Rosenberg's attempt to mislead.

What maddens Zionists most is that they cannot control civil society like they can pull the strings of the spineless political élite. They fear BDS action (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) will derail their precious project for a Greater Israel. So they now sneer at civil society and try to discourage further BDS efforts. This tactic comes across loud and clear in Michael Rosenberg's article 'The Goal Of The BDS Movement Is Dismantling Israel, Not The ’67 Occupation'.

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Apr 02 05:48

The Corporate Machine Never Considers Family Life

To the head of my husbands company I will say this:

You are dealing with a family here, not an individual.

Your answers to my very polite and totally unambiguous questions, emailed as you suggested, have told me nothing. You are either being deliberately deceptive or you are not intelligent enough to understand what I have asked you.

Grow a backbone and a pair of balls and tell the truth so that we, as a family can make an informed decision…or is that the problem, you know nobody would take the job?

Apr 02 03:01

Almost a quarter of postgrad students at English universities are Chinese - Guardian

There are now almost as many Chinese students on full-time postgraduate courses at English universities as there are British students, according to figures published on Wednesday.

Apr 02 02:52

Guardian wins newspaper and website of the year at British press awards - Guardian

The Guardian was named newspaper of the year at the press awards for its reporting on government surveillance.

The judges said the Guardian "broke a story of global significance that went to the heart of the debate on press freedom. The fact that the coverage polarised opinion even within the press showed how important it was.

"The job of a newspaper is to speak truth to power and the past year has seen the Guardian do this with will and verve."

Apr 01 15:14

How Americans can help world peace

A first step for world peace is for the American people to rein in their reckless government from the international stage and to stop it making misery for so many.

Americans need democratic government like the rest of the world needs rid of Washington's thuggish global policeman.

This may come as a shock to many ordinary Americans who tend to think that their country is already the beacon of democratic light unto the world, bestowing all sorts of benevolence to others. Such delusional "American exceptionalism" has to stop. America is only special in a very negative meaning. It plays a central part in fomenting conflict in almost every scenario we care to look at.

We see this nefarious US role in the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian travesty known as a "peace process". In reality, this process is but a continual green light for the Israeli regime to commit massive violation of international laws against the long-suffering Palestinian people.

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Apr 01 12:57

Teachers warn of more strike action

Education Secretary 'failed to engage' with NASUWT over pay and pension talks.

Teachers’ union NASUWT leader Chris Keates put the Tories on notice yesterday to expect more industrial action unless they end the “appalling” attacks on her members.

Apr 01 12:42

£50 for an audience with Israeli 'justice' minister on war crimes wanted list

Tzipi Livni, amusingly described as Justice Minister and Chief Peace Negotiator, is no ordinary hatemonger. She's an A-list Zio-psychopath steeped in terror and violence. Her father Eitan and her mother were both prominent members of the Irgun, the terrorist outfit that bombed the King David Hotel, the headquarters of the British Mandatory Government, in 1946 killing 91. She also served in Mossad, Israel's intelligence and assassination agency.

Apr 01 12:42

'Absolutely crucial' UK stays in EU says Italy's un-elected leader

Italy's dictator...er... unelected prime minister, Matteo Renzi, said on Tuesday the European Union needed Britain, but offered little backing for his counterpart David Cameron's hopes of treaty change.

Apr 01 05:41

£50 for an audience with Israeli ‘justice’ minister on war crimes wanted list

…and basking under the special protection of Her Majesty’s Government.

Does the Home Secretary really see Tzipi Livni as less hateful, less disgusting than Dieudonné? The UK, like all other countries that think themselves civilised, is under a solemn obligation to seek out those suspected of having committed grave breaches of the Conventions and bring them, regardless of nationality, to justice. In other words, there should be no hiding place for the world's vilest criminals. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=20615

Apr 01 05:23

William Cook : The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice

Israel Denies Justice and therefore does not Exist as a Legitimate State. Justice and legitimacy are one and inexorably linked to the Charters and Declarations of the United Nations.

This is a truth that Michael J. Rosenberg does not address as he castigates the supporters of the BDS movement in his recent article: “The Goal of the BDS Movement is the Dismantling of Israel.”

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Mar 31 20:19

The 9/11 Attacks, “Keeping the Lid on the Lie”: Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement

With regard to the truth about 911, the history of corporate media reporting is reminiscent of Gandhi’s famous statement: ”First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

In 2010, at the time of my last media survey, the mainstream media was waking up to research from the 911 truth community.

By the fall of 2013, the new ReThink911 campaign had gained considerable attention in papers such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, the BBC Magazine, and the Ottawa Citizen. Most of the 20 or so stories were neutral in tone, with only a few ridiculing or opposing the campaign.

Mar 31 13:20

Tickets for Israeli war criminal Tzipi Livni

Stuart Littlewood examines the Jewish National Fund’s provocative decision to invite Israeli war crimes suspect Tzipi Livni to Britain on the day Palestinians mark their ethnic cleansing and dispossession by Jewish terrorists.

Mar 31 09:37

Nigel Farage: I admire Vladimir Putin

Nigel Farage has named Vladimir Putin as the world leader he most admires, praising the Russian president's handling of the crisis in Syria.

But the Ukip leader had less kind words for Angela Merkel, describing the German chancellor as "incredibly cold".

He also said he saw little to choose between the leaders of Britain's three major parties, telling GQ magazine he does not give a damn whether David Cameron or Ed Miliband wins next year's general election.

Farage's comments emerged just days after the Eurosceptic MEP said the European Union had "blood on its hands" for encouraging rebellion in Ukraine, Syria and Libya. While stressing he did not approve of Putin's annexation of Crimea, he said EU leaders had been "weak and vain", adding: "If you poke the Russian bear with a stick he will respond."

Mar 31 09:09

Lawyers oppose Government citizenship-stripping powers

The Home Secretary’s proposed expansion to controversial citizenship-stripping powers has encountered mounting opposition in the House of Lords.

Some of the most prominent lawyers in the Lords – including a former Director of Public Prosecutions and a former Supreme Court judge – have joined forces to table an amendment that would force the government to submit its plans to extra scrutiny.

Mar 30 20:13

The Story of PFC John Needham & Iraq War Truth

Marking the eleven year anniversary of the illegal, and immoral invasion of Iraq, you will bare witness to three different pieces of evidence that prove the official narrative to be false. First is the story of PFC John Needham, who witnessed war crimes being committed, and was locked up and tortured by his own command for not partaking in them himself. His story is an example of what happens when we “embrace the dark-side” as Dick Cheney put it in the push for the invasion. Next up is a clip called THE VIDEO THE PENTAGON DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE. It exposes the reality of the invasion, from Depleted Uranium to indiscriminate killing of civilians, as well as other crimes; including the rape, murder, and cover-up of PFC LaVena Johnson. Finishing up is a clip called JUST WHO WERE WE FIGHTING IN IRAQ? After hearing it you will ask the same question yourself.

Mar 30 10:03

Durham police uncover paedophile ring with more than 500 potential victims

Police investigating sexual abuse at a Durham detention centre say they believe they have uncovered an organised paedophile ring operating in the 1970s and 80s with more than 500 potential victims.

The head of a 70-strong major inquiry into historical abuse at the Medomsley detention centre, near Consett, told the Guardian the inquiry was triggered by mounting evidence about isolated individuals. However, they were now investigating a complex paedophile ring, with many more victims than previously thought.

D Supt Paul Goundry, senior investigating officer, said: "We always knew this would be a major inquiry but the scale of it, and the sheer number of victims who have come forward, has been a shock."

Mar 30 07:56

US military in no shape to face the grandsons of Red Army

Years of terrorizing farmers with AK-47's and their wives and children and killing several million of them will not tune up an Army,like fighting real soldiers!
Remember how Hezbollah handed the IDF it's head back in 2006. Years of shooting Palestinian kids did not prepare them to fight a real military.
We are headed for a major military defeat and disaster!

The West is suffering from a bad case of Cold War chills.

Not only are the Western powers worried, they are discovering that they likely lack the means to stop possible Russian incursions into what was the former Soviet Empire.

They should not be at all surprised that Russia is again showing signs of life.

Frederick the Great, the renowned Prussian warrior-king, warned: “he who tried to defend everything, defends nothing.”

Mar 30 05:02

Adelson Wooed by Republican Presidential Prospects at Vegas Meet

The chance to curry favor with Adelson has helped draw some of the Republican Party's major figures to RJC (Republican Jewish Coalition) gatherings.

The governors met one-on-one with Adelson, 80, and addressed a conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition, an advocacy group that counts him as a board member and benefactor. More than 400 of the coalition’s top donors and those seeking support from them gathered this weekend at Adelson’s convention center-hotel-casino complex, part of his international Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS).

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Mar 29 13:31

*Shocking video* World leaders wear pyramid symbol at major international meeting

During the Nuclear Security Summit, which was held on March 24th and 25th in the Netherlands, Reuters captured video of presidents and prime ministers from all over the world wearing a very peculiar pyramid-shaped pin

Mar 28 13:37

The cafe that feeds Leeds with food past its sell-by date

Chef Adam Smith serves up food deemed past its best. His Pay As You Feel Cafe in Leeds offers delicious meals made from ingredients discarded by the city's various food establishments. It might be steak, soup? or just a cup of tea. Not only does it save perfectly good food from ending up in landfill, this inspiring little cafe (temporarily closed for refurbishment but opening again soon) is also helping to feed locals in need.

Mar 28 13:04

UK Votes Against Greater Transparency Around Drones at UN

The UK today voted against a UN resolution seeking to “ensure transparency” around drone strikes, just days after an influential Parliamentary committee called for “greater transparency” around the UK’s role in the US’ covert drone programme.

Mar 28 08:25

Father builds guillotine and chops off his own hand in bid to end years of agony

A motorcycle crash victim has amputated his injured hand with a homemade guillotine to end 16 years of unbearable pain only to find his arm still hurts.

Desperate Mark Goddard, 44, says he was driven to cut it off because the NHS refused to, and even burned his severed limb to ensure surgeons could not reattach it.

The father-of-one took a fortnight to build the guillotine using an axe, some springs and an old gate post, which took his left hand off ten days ago.

But unfortunately the DIY amputation in his garden, carried out without any anaesthetic, has failed to take away the pain that has tormented him since he was 28.

Mar 28 07:59

Thrup’ney bits, Tits – New Pound Coin is Elite Schoolboy Joke for Unwashed Masses

It is said that the issuing of this new coin will embrace the nostalgia of a golden era when Britain was emerging from the economic vacuum of the second world war – but I suspect that this new coin has an entirely different meaning all together – Osborne is telling us that new pound will have the equivalent value of the old 3 pence and we had all better smile and be thankful for our new, worthless, shiny currency and join the breadline and shut-up like obedient poor-folk always have.

Mar 28 04:09

Should fluoride be added to drinking water? - Guardian Poll - Please vote

A public health body has urged all local authorities to consider adding fluoride to drinking water, after research showed evidence of its health benefits. Would you welcome this?

**Poll live for approx 12 hours - please vote.

Mar 27 13:44

Police use of Tasers rises sharply in 2013

Police in England and Wales used Tasers on more than 10,000 occasions for the first time in 2013, an increase of 27% over the previous year, according to Home Office figures.

Mar 27 10:30

Bank of England Lights A Fuse Under the Field of Economics

There will be many people who don’t care, there will be many more who don’t understand, and there will be boatloads who refuse to believe it’s true, but it still is. The Bank of England, in one single document, discredited, just at first count, 1) the majority of economics textbooks, 2) vast swaths of the entire field of economics, run as it is by economists educated by those same textbooks, 3) most governments’ economic policies, designed by these economists, 4) much of its own work, also designed by the same economists, 5) Paul Krugman and 6) the “committee” that hands Krugman and his ilk their Not-So-Nobel Prizes.

Indeed, the message the Bank’s people send is so devastating to economics as it is taught today that their document will most likely simply be ignored, even though that probably shouldn’t really be possible with an official central bank report.

Mar 27 10:04

Ukraine Crisis Highlights Ugly Global Energy Truths

Ukraine, a semi-failed state due to energy debt and corruption, merely illustrates the new energy politics now unsettling governments from the United States to Crimea. It represents our collective global future, should governments and citizens continue to ignore energy flows and budgets.

The story should be familiar to most North Americans. In U.S. political lingo, Ukraine is a blue state dependent on energy imports from Russia, the powerful red state next door. They share a tense master-slave relationship.

The West, including the fantastically indebted G7 club, thinks it has some moral authority in this dispute, but has its own shackles to worry about. It doesn't export much energy these days, and it is singing the economic stagnation blues because cheap energy is disappearing.

Mar 27 09:16

Western Unity against Russia a Masterpiece of Illusion

Britain’s David Cameron and his German and French counterparts, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, issued warnings of imposing economic penalties on Russian businesses and industries. Lots of bombast and melodrama were on cue, but there was a distinct lack of guts to follow.

Mar 27 08:36

UK to expand Bahrain military presence

The UK will expand its military presence in Bahrain with a $9.7m expansion of its maritime command in the capital, Manama, Gulf Daily News has reported.

The expansion includes a new, larger headquarters and facilities to provide engineering and logistics support for the four Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels based in the kingdom.

The Middle East has the UK’s second largest Royal Navy presence, with 10 of its 32 warships and support vessels in the region.

The Bahraini headquarters leads Britain’s counter piracy and maritime anti-terrorism efforts in the region and has the capacity to oversee the operations of up to a third of all Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels.
Located next to the US Fifth Fleet Naval base, it is the second largest non-Bahraini military presence in Bahrain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More rewarding bad behaviour of a tin-eared government against its own people, where peaceful protests are met with physically brutal responses, and even medical professionals who care for them are themselves charged and jailed.

Mar 27 06:30

'Europe has blood on its hands in Ukraine': Farage faces angry backlash after siding with Vladimir Putin in TV debate

Nigel Farage was branded ‘extreme’ today for ‘siding with Vladimir Putin’ in claiming the European Union has ‘blood on its hands’ over the crisis in Ukraine.

Nick Clegg said the Ukip leader’s ‘shocking’ claims in last night’s live TV debate were ‘insulting’ to the democracy campaigners in the Kiev uprising.

The two men went head-to-head on Britain’s membership of the European Union, but the most controversial point came when Mr Farage said the British Government had encouraged the EU to pursue an ‘imperialist, expansionist’ agenda.

Mar 27 04:47

'Europe has blood on its hands in Ukraine': Farage faces angry backlash after siding with Vladimir Putin in TV debate

Nigel Farage was branded ‘extreme’ today for ‘siding with Vladimir Putin’ in claiming the European Union has ‘blood on its hands’ over the crisis in Ukraine.

Nick Clegg said the Ukip leader’s ‘shocking’ claims in last night’s live TV debate were ‘insulting’ to the democracy campaigners in the Kiev uprising.

The two men went head-to-head on Britain’s membership of the European Union, but the most controversial point came when Mr Farage said the British Government had encouraged the EU to pursue an ‘imperialist, expansionist’ agenda.

Mar 27 04:37

Clegg v Farage: snap poll suggests firm Ukip win in head-to-head over Europe

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, the two British politicians with the most passionately held but conflicting views on Europe, traded blow after blow in a debate over Britain's future EU membership – with the first opinion poll suggesting a decisive win for the Ukip leader.

A snap YouGov poll for the Sun of people who had seen the debate suggested a firm Farage win with 57% to Clegg's 36%. Another 7% said they did not know.

The Ukip victory was even more decisive among Conservative voters, by 70% to 26% in favour of Farage, a result that will bolster Ukip's argument that it has become the leader of the Eurosceptic movement in the UK.

Mar 26 09:58

Bank of England agrees Chinese London currency clearing hub

The Bank of England has agreed a deal with the People's Bank of China to make London a hub for Chinese currency dealing.

The memorandum of understanding, to be signed on Monday, sets out settlement and clearing arrangements for the renminbi, or yuan, in London.

The signing is expected to be followed by the appointment of a London clearing bank for yuan.

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"You can't DO that!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 26 06:16

Metropolitan police whistleblower 'forced to resign'

The whistleblower who revealed inaccuracies in the Metropolitan police service (MPS)'s crime figures, prompting an investigation and the withdrawal of their gold standard status for statistics, said on Monday night he had resigned as a result of his treatment by senior officers.

PC James Patrick gave evidence to a parliamentary committee that led to admissions by the police inspector, Tom Winsor, and the Met commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, that crime figures produced by the force were likely to be unreliable.

He was also subject to misconduct proceedings and faced the sack over a book he wrote, proceeds from which he said were donated to charity, pointing out problems at the Met.

Mar 26 06:16

Met chief under fire as corruption probe is branded whitewash: Hogan-Howe faces questions over why force was dismissive of claims about detective

Britain's most senior policeman will today face damaging claims that a 2012 Scotland Yard probe into alleged police corruption was a whitewash.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be questioned on why his force was dismissive of renewed claims that a notorious detective had been in a corrupt relationship with the gangster father of one of Stephen Lawrence's killers.

In 2012, it was claimed John Davidson, a sergeant who worked on the first Lawrence murder inquiry, may have helped shield Stephen's killers.

Mar 24 06:28

Revealed: Conservative peer Lord Blencathra’s lobbying contract for tax haven Cayman Islands

A senior Conservative peer, who denied that he ever lobbied MPs and peers on behalf of a Caribbean tax haven, had signed a £12,000-a-month contract that stated he would do so, an investigation for The Independent has revealed.

Mar 22 07:39

Imperial Exit: Britain’s Departure from Afghanistan

Farewell to the British, as they leave the country that took their soldiers, and more than a sense of dignity. Forces are being withdraw (the popular term is drawn down, as if they were blinds) and it is hard to see the mission in Afghanistan as anything but another intervention that did not quite pan out well for the invader.

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"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." -- The Young British Soldier, Rudyard Kipling

Mar 22 07:28

As Families Starve, Supermarkets Throw Away Half Of Food Supplies

As an increasing number of UK families are struggling to survive, it has emerged that British supermarkets are throwing away over 10 billion pounds worth of food each year.

Charity Oxfam has warned that 13 million Brits do not have enough to live on.

Speaking to Russia Today, Tristram Stuart, author of ‘Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal’ said:

“At the moment we pay supermarkets and other food businesses to trash the planet, to grow food, and then waste a third of it. We need to make a demand as consumers that they change their behavior as well.

Mar 21 07:07

UK continues mass experiment in human despair

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed that the Tory-led government's policies to cut public spending are set to continue, but the food banks don't lie.

Prior to delivering his 2014 budget to the country via the chancellor’s annual budget speech to parliament earlier this week, Osborne waited patiently while the prime minister and the leader of the opposition entered into the ritual pre-budget speech exchange.

Tributes were paid by both men to former Labour MP and government minister, Tony Benn. Benn, it should be noted, was the most hated man in Britain at one time, reviled by the Tories, the British establishment, and the leadership of his own party. The tributes that have been paid to him in response to his recent death would suggest that the political class in Britain is either suffering collective memory loss or is riddled with rank hypocrisy.

Mar 20 06:33

US, UK military to stage NATO exercises in Ukraine

Ukraine will play host, but the US military will call the shots, in an upcoming military exercise called Rapid Trident that will bring together some 1,300 international forces in Ukraine for a long-planned exercise.

Although the United States canceled Atlas Vision 2014, which was scheduled to take place in July in the northeastern Russian city of Chelyabinsk, the Pentagon says it will go ahead with plans for a multinational military exercise this summer in Ukraine.

Rapid Trident 2014 is designed to “promote regional stability and security, strengthen partnership capacity and foster trust while improving interoperability between the land forces of Ukraine, and NATO and partner nations,” according to the US forces in Europe website.

Mar 20 06:30

British Killing Trend – U.K. Foreign Policy Limited to “Humanitarian” Pro-War Choices

News that 2015 might turn out to be the first year since 1914 when British troops will not be fighting a war somewhere in the world appeared to come as a shock to many. But in fact, the British record of Permanent War stretches back much further. Seumas Milne commented in the Guardian that empire forces ‘were involved in violent suppression of anti-colonial rebellions every year from at least the 1760s for the next 200 years, quite apart from multiple other full-scale wars’.

Mar 19 08:26

Britain to push for 'tougher sanctions' against Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he will push for tougher EU sanctions against Russia at a forthcoming European leaders' meeting.

"I will push European leaders to agree further EU measures when we meet on Thursday," Cameron said in a statement, warning that "Russia will face more serious consequences."

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"Hey; what happened to the gas?!?"

Mar 19 08:24

British army 'blocked investigation into treatment of Iraqi prisoners'

Military police officer says she was stopped from examining claims UK troops killed unarmed fighters and mistreated others

Mar 17 13:32

UK Government Wants "Unsavory" Web Content To Be Removed

An anonymous reader writes "The UK minister for immigration and security, James Brokenshire has called for the government to do more to deal with 'unsavoury', rather than illegal, material online. 'Terrorist propaganda online has a direct impact on the radicalisation of individuals and we work closely with the internet industry to remove terrorist material hosted in the UK or overseas,' Brokenshire told Wired.co.uk in a statement."

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Unsavory? MOI?!?

Mar 17 11:46

Head of Press TV London Detained By MI5 British Intelligence

According to Press TV, Mehdi Mirtaleb (photo, above), the Iranian owner of a London-based television production company was taken into custody over the weekend. Judging by the lack of any information or additional media coverage of the incident, it is unknown whether or not he is still in custody.

Mar 17 07:34

Met strip searches 4,600 children

More than 4,500 children have been strip searched by the Metropolitan Police over the last five years, figures show.

Some 4,638 children between the ages of 10 and 16 were asked to remove their clothes before being searched by police between April 2008 and the end of 2013. Around a third of them were then released without charge.

The figures were obtained by the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act.

They also show that Met officers strip searched just over 134,000 people between 2009 and 2014, of whom 10.5% were females and 3.5% were children.

Last year 803 children had to undergo the procedure, compared with 683 in 2009 and 990 in 2010, the newspaper said.

A strip search involves a suspect being required to remove some or all of their clothing and can require searches of body cavities, including intimate areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, now we know where the pedophiles who flunked priest school wound up! :)

Mar 17 07:31

The Banality Of The Guardian Of Judea

The once well-respected Guardian has been reduced in recent years into a lame Zionist mouthpiece - a light Jewish Chronicle for Gentiles consumption. Last week, the paper launched an attack on Martin Heidegger, the 20th century’s most influential philosopher.

“Heidegger's 'black notebooks' reveal antisemitism at core of his philosophy” the paper’s headline read. But what does that mean? Was Heidegger really a Jew hater? Did he oppose people for being ethnically or ‘racially’ Jewish or was he, instead, critical of Jewish politics, culture, ideology and spirit?

Mar 14 09:36

Bank of England: Bankers may have to return bonuses

Bankers may have to return their bonuses up to six years after receiving them, the Bank of England has said.

Repayment could be ordered in the event of bankers' "misbehaviour", big losses at their bank or bad risk management, said the Bank.

The banking system came under scrutiny after many banks were bailed out by billions of pounds of taxpayers' money following the credit crunch.

Mar 14 07:48

David Cameron labels Iran's government a 'despotic regime' in speech to Israeli parliament as he accuses Tehran of arming Palestinian militants

Prime Minister David Cameron denounced Iran's government as a 'despotic regime' in a speech to Israel's parliament today accusing Tehran of making 'despicable' efforts to arm Palestinian militants.

The address to the Knesset was staunchly pro-Israeli, and Cameron delighted his hosts by claiming Jewish ancestral roots and talking tough on Iran, which is in negotiations with world powers on curbing its contested nuclear ambitions.

'I share your deep scepticism and great concern about Iran,' Cameron said. 'I am not starry eyed about the new regime,' he added, referring to the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani, seen as a relative moderate in Iran.

Mar 13 08:08

David Cameron pledges 'unbreakable' support for Israel

In his first visit to Israel as PM, David Cameron condemns Iran for "despicable" terrorist ties and reveals Jewish ancestry

Mar 12 10:40

HAGUE OUT OF HIS DEPTH: RUSSIA’S ENERGY GRIP ON EUROPE IS REAL

In Spanish bull-fighting, the man with the red cape is known as El Matador. He pretends he can stop the bull, but in the end is only attempting to fool the beast. When the Matador gets too fancy with his moves however, he sometimes ends up getting trampled by the beast. Either way, the crowd gets their money’s worth.

William Hague’s verbal show of force towards Russia is about as convincing to the crowd as that dusty old red cape.

Mar 12 07:55

Former UKIP MEP accuses Nigel Farage of paying his wife and former mistress using public money

Nigel Farage has been accused of employing his wife and former mistress using public money.

The Ukip leader faced questions in the European Parliament over allegations about his employment of wife Kirsten and spin doctor Annabelle Fuller using Brussels’ allowances.

But today he dismissed the claims as ‘absolute nonsense’ and a fresh attempt to damage his party ahead of European elections in May.

Mar 12 06:36

David Cameron urged to acknowledge Jewish state on Israel trip

David Cameron will arrive in Israel on Wednesday under pressure to acknowledge the country as the Jewish homeland.

Groups representing some British Jews hope Mr Cameron will acknowledge Israel’s status as the world’s only Jewish state on his first visit to the country in office.

Mar 11 06:56

Ukraine crisis: I'm prepared to hit City to punish Putin, says David Cameron

Russians could be hit with asset freezes and travel bans "within days", Prime Minister says, even if it harms the City and British industries

Mar 10 14:32

Britain issues Israel travel warning amid expulsion over passport row

The British Foreign Office on Tuesday issued a travel advisory to citizens traveling to Israel and the Palestinian territories, just hours after it decided to expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of forged British passports used by the killers of a Hamas commander in Dubai

Mar 07 10:39

WOW: EU Citizens should storm this chamber & HANG you's and they would be right !! : Godfrey Bloom

Mar 07 10:37

Nigel Farage: I hope taxpayers all over Europe listen to this...

Mar 05 08:26

President Roosevelt's Campaign To Incite War in Europe:The Secret Polish Documents

Much has already been written about Roosevelt's campaign of deception and outright lies in getting the United States to intervene in the Second World War prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Roosevelt's aid to Britain and the Soviet Union in violation of American neutrality and international law, his acts of war against Germany in the Atlantic in an effort to provoke a German declaration of war against the United States, his authorization of a vast "dirty tricks" campaign against U.S. citizens by British intelligence agents in violation of the Constitution, and his provocations and ultimatums against Japan which brought on the attack against Pearl Harbor -- all this is extensively documented and reasonably well known.[1]

Mar 05 08:08

Meet Britain’s ‘FBI’: Cameron’s new NCA already courting controversy, branded as ‘Secret Police’

With little fanfare or acknowledgement of its existence, ta new secretive arm of central government – the National Crime Agency (NCA), was given birth in October of last year.

The NCA is believed to be the brain child of one political party – the defacto ruling Conservative, or Tory Party in Britain, as part of their party manifesto in 2010.

Mar 04 09:02

New Zealand: Maori king snubs British royals claiming he’s “not a carnival act”

New Zealand's Maori King Tuheitia has refused to meet Prince William and Catherine during their royal tour of the country next month, saying that he is "not some carnival act to be rolled out at the beck and call of anyone".

The Duke and Duchess of York will be visiting New Zealand on 7-16 April with their young son George, but King Tuheitia's office rejected the offer to meet with them, arguing the 90 minutes allotted is not long enough to observe the proper protocols.

Mar 03 07:50

No military option in Ukraine: British Foreign Secretary Hague

Apr 05 07:19

Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint

An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large.

Apr 05 06:25

Guenter Grass, German Nobel Winner, Criticizes Israel Over Iran Tensions

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," Grass wrote in his poem titled:

"What must be said"

The 84-year-old Grass said he had been prompted to put pen to paper by Berlin's recent decision to sell Israel a submarine able to "send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven."

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," he wrote. His poem specifically criticized Israel's "claim to the right of a first strike" against Iran.

Apr 04 23:23

Surprise Video Changes Syria “Timeline”

Al Jazeera’s Shaping of the Syrian Story

Of all the myths obstructing the honest portrayal of events in Syria this past year, none has been more fiercely guarded by regime-change advocates than this one stark falsehood:

Myth – the Syrian regime has only been shooting unarmed, peaceful protestors until very recently when opposition groups finally decided to arm themselves in self-defense.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 14:51

Britain's mad-house foreign policy

Stuart Littlewood highlights Britain's double standards and contradictory policies in the Middle East: on the one hand irrational belligerence and warmongering towards Iran even though this is contrary to British national interests, and on the other cosying up to and taking its cue from Israel, a criminal, aggressive state whose behaviour contradicts British values and interests.

Mar 14 09:01

London From Above (63 Pics)

London From Above (63 Pics)

Mar 13 16:19

Two 'Israelis' arrested at Heathrow after making 'inappropriate comments about Iran' during flight from Las Vegas

Two men accused of being disruptive on a plane were arrested at Heathrow Airport, police said today.

The pair, who are believed to be Israeli, were passengers on a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London, flying into Terminal 5.

The men, aged 28 and 33, were alleged to be making repeated comments about Iran.

Mar 13 16:06

Home Secretary approves extradition of student Richard O'Dwyer over pirate TV website

Theresa May has approved the extradition of a British student to the United States for running a website that provided links to pirated films and television shows.

Richard O’Dwyer, 23, a computer science student at Sheffield Hallam University, faces up to 10 years in a federal prison for operating TVShack for three years until December 2010.

Mr O’Dwyer’s mother, Julia, said her son had been “sold down the river by the government” in comments designed to embarrass David Cameron as he arrives in Washington for talks with President Barack Obama.

She warned that Britain’s extradition treaty with the United States meant American authorities could come for the young, the old and the ill “and our government is paving the way”.

Mar 13 15:52

UK Teenager arrested for comments made on Facebook page

A teenager has been arrested for allegedly making comments on Facebook about the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan last week.
According to Sky News, Azhar Ahmed of Ravensthorpe (19) posted comments on his profile page, criticizing the level of attention British soldiers who died in a bomb blast received, compared to that received by Afghan civilians killed in the war.
He was arrested on Friday and charged over the weekend.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "He didn't make his point very well and that is why he has landed himself in bother."

Jan 15 08:35

Caught on camera: top lobbyists boasting how they influence the PM

One of Britain's largest lobbying companies has been secretly recorded boasting about its access to the heart of the Government and how it uses the "dark arts" to bury bad coverage and influence public opinion. An undercover investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, published in The Independent today, has taped senior executives at Bell Pottinger

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