GREAT BRITAIN | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


GREAT BRITAIN

May 12 08:38

'How else could they manage?' Judge's mercy for bin-diving parents charged with stealing out-of-date food that Tesco had thrown out, to feed their two young children

The judge said: 'How are they expected to live? It seems to me the appropriate punishment for taking food which is of no value is an absolute discharge.

'I clearly can't make any financial order.'

Prosecutor Jeanette Smith said the pair were seen in the rear compound of the Hetton Road Tesco Express store, Sunderland, removing a pallet of food.

She explained that although the items were to be thrown out they were in a secure compound, adding that Tesco's policy is not to give away discarded food.

Angus Westgarth, defending, said that when the offence occurred the couple had not been given benefits and had no way to buy food.

May 11 13:27

UK Tories pushing to scrap human rights act

The UK’s new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove is pushing forward with controversial Conservatives’ plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

May 11 12:50

The secretive Bank of England

Well before the conflict for establishing a National Bank in America or the eventual surrender to the money changers with the betrayal in instituting the Federal Reserve, the history of the Bank of England needs to be studied. Relying on British historians may seem to invoke a cultural bias; however, the range and wealth of information on this topic comes from an earlier age. Further research will expand this understanding and many of the sources cited can fulfill this objective.

May 11 11:55

‘Hipster cop’ picture taken as police watched as tensions rose at EDL protest in Walthamstow

It was there that the “hipster cop” photo — showing a man with a large, waxed beard who was mocked for being part of a largely mythical subculture — was taken.

May 11 10:44

Surveillance Britain: Toryland and Police Prying

We know what the election victory for the Tories in the United Kingdom signifies. Britain, festooned in the confetti of democratic freedoms, is heading for a further trimming, a pruning that will privilege surveillance powers over that of privacy. Home Secretary Theresa May has been at the vanguard of this movement for some time. Even as David Cameron seemingly runs out of gas – his own campaign having been oddly disengaged – there are others nipping, not merely at his heels, but his arteries.

May 11 09:43

War Threat Rises As Economy Declines — Paul Craig Roberts,

On the foreign policy front, the hubris and arrogance of America’s self-image as the “exceptional, indispensable” country with hegemonic rights over other countries means that the world is primed for war. Neither Russia nor China will accept the vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The Wolfowitz Doctrine makes it clear that the price of world peace is the world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony.

Therefore, unless the dollar and with it US power collapses or Europe finds the courage to break with Washington and to pursue an independent foreign policy, saying good-bye to NATO, nuclear war is our likely future.

May 11 09:27

Will Austerity Be the Straw that Breaks the EU AND the UK?

Very much like the Greeks, the Scots unambiguously voted down austerity. And in very much the same fashion, they face an entity that claims to be more powerful and insists on forcing more austerity down their throats anyway. It seems inevitable that at some point these larger entities will start to crack and break down into smaller pieces. As empires always do. Now, the EU was of course never an empire, there’s just tons of bureaucrats dreaming of that, and Britain is a long-decayed empire.

Larger entities like empires are more powerful only for a limited period of time, for as long as the center can make the periphery benefit; once the center starts feeding off the periphery, the endgame starts. This can take a while, but it will happen, it’s a law of nature. When periphery regions figure out they have nothing to lose by splitting off, they will elect to stand on their own two feet and be their own boss.

And it’s not as if either Scotland or Greece lack a history of fighting for their independence. Just a reminder.

May 11 08:59

Tories’ repeal of Human Rights Act will spark constitutional crisis, erode civil liberties – experts

Civil liberty advocates warn the soon-to-be implemented measures would erode the right to life, the right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, the right to protest and the right to freedom from torture and discrimination.

"Just what we want!" - Number 9 3/4

May 11 08:50

A British farmer has rejected a £275million offer for his land from housing developers

A farmer who rejected a £275million offer for his land from housing developers has said he is 'not afraid to stand up to them'.

Robert Worsley said he feared 'country bumpkins' like himself would be 'steamrolled' and that he believed the community was ready to stand together to protect their homes.

The 48-year-old father of two has run his 550-acre, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, for the last 15 years.

He was approached by agents for housebuilder Mayfield more than two years ago. Since then, the company has contacted Mr Worsley a number of times, trying to persuade him to sell.

May 11 08:19

Scrap postal votes or elections will be fixed, says judge who warns ballot-rigging is now a 'probability' in parts of Britain

Postal voting is ‘wide open to fraud’ and should be scrapped in its current form, a top judge warned last night.

Judge Richard Mawrey, who sits in judgment on election fraud cases, said ballot-rigging was now a ‘probability’ in some parts of Britain due to the extension of postal voting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which may be the explanation behind Cameron's "surprise" victory and George Galloway's equally surprising loss!

May 11 08:10

The Scottish lions' roar will be heard and felt in Tel Aviv

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was labelled "Britain's most dangerous woman" by some sections of the tabloid media during the run up to the General Election. Some people fear that she's on a mission to break up the United Kingdom in a bid to fulfil her independence ambitions. That may well be the case, but that soubriquet was also used by some of Britain's most committed members of the pro-Israel lobby whose main national interests lie well beyond these shores. They saw some of their biggest political supporters fall in an astonishing electoral performance by Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I hope that is a harbinger of things to come here in the US next year, as voters give the "Friend of Israel" their pink slips!

May 11 08:10

No 2nd vote on Scottish independence: Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence, saying Scots had once rejected a breakaway from the UK.

May 11 07:39

Scale of UK attacks on Islamic State in Iraq revealed

British aircraft and unmanned drones have attacked Islamic State targets in Iraq with more than 200 bombs and missiles in military operations that have been largely ignored, a Guardian analysis has shown.

The air strikes, which began in the autumn, have been undertaken by the RAF’s oldest bombers – Tornado GR4s and its newest weapon – the remotely piloted Reaper.

Tornados have dropped at least 87 Paveway IV bombs and fired at least 47 Brimstone missiles. Reapers have fired more than 80 Hellfire missiles.

May 11 07:36

Voting fraud? George Galloway launches legal battle over election defeat

Former MP George Galloway has launched a legal challenge over his defeat at Thursday’s general election and claims to have evidence of “malpractice” in postal voting.

May 11 07:29

UK Election Aftermath: Cameron to Continue Waging War on Working People

Today in the UK, people are waking up to their first week of a five-year rule under a Conservative majority government. It’s been the first time the Tories have managed to form such a government since 1992. Only 37 percent of those who bothered to vote actually voted Conservative. In fact, the current administration is in government with 24 percent of support from all those who were eligible to vote.

May 11 07:12

BBC WANTS GOOGLE TO REMOVE TOP GEAR’S IMDB PAGE

This week BBC Worldwide reported a record number of infringing links to Google, targeting more than 25,000 webpages. We decided to go through the links and it wasn’t hard to find several URLs that are clearly not infringing.

For example, one of the notices targets the IMDb pages of Top Gear, The Game and Top Fails.

The Internet Movie Database is one of the prime sources for movie and TV fans to get information and doesn’t host or link to infringing content, so taking these pages offline only hurts the BBC.

Perhaps even more worrying is that the same notice also lists the British home of the video site Dailymotion as “infringing.” While this page may have linked to unauthorized material in the past, it’s certainly doesn’t warrant the removal of the entire homepage.

May 10 11:32

Illegitimate Government: News Blackout on London Protest

The almost total blackout on broadcast media of the police attack on the popular protest by thousands outside Downing Street – with 30 injured and 17 arrests – is in stark contrast to the wall to wall coverage of the staged fake “riot” in Glasgow in which 6 people were slightly rude to Jim Murphy with no arrests and no injuries.

May 10 11:24

The Scottish lions' roar will be heard and felt in Tel Aviv

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was labelled "Britain's most dangerous woman" by some sections of the tabloid media during the run up to the General Election. Some people fear that she's on a mission to break up the United Kingdom in a bid to fulfil her independence ambitions. That may well be the case, but that soubriquet was also used by some of Britain's most committed members of the pro-Israel lobby whose main national interests lie well beyond these shores. They saw some of their biggest political supporters fall in an astonishing electoral performance by Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP).

May 10 11:03

How Big Money and Big Brother won the British Elections

The Conservatives have won the 2015 elections with a slim majority. Labour and the Liberal Democrats suffered unexpected crushing defeats, prompting their leaders, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, to resign. And despite winning a significant percentage of votes, UKIP only managed to win one seat, with its leader Nigel Farage also resigning after losing to a Tory MP.

But the Tory victory reveals precisely why British democracy is broken.

The ultimate determinant of which party won the elections was the money behind their political campaigns?—?the winning and losing parties correlate directly with the quantity of funding received. Yet there is also compelling evidence of another factor?—?interference from Britain’s security services.

May 10 10:53

Time Bomb in Cameron Government. A Future “Little Britain”, separated from Scotland, subservient to America, outside the EU?

A future Little Britain: separated from Scotland, subservient to America, outside the European Union and beholden to the conflicting agendas of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) lobby and the SNP is a frightening prospect.

May 10 10:43

The real lessons of the Tory victory

There’s much that could be said about the Conservative party’s victory today in Britain’s election. Not least David Cameron has emerged stronger: he now has a small but absolute majority in parliament, compared to his last government, in which he had to share power, a little of it anyway, with his minor coalition partners, the Lib Dems.

May 10 10:22

ISRAEL IS THE BIG WINNER IN BRITISH ELECTION

George Galloway should have learned one thing from the recent election campaign in Israel; people want to hear issues, not attacks on fellow candidates.

He didn’t and it cost him his seat in Parliament …

Worse yet, Palestine lost one of its most outspoken supporters.

May 10 10:11

New US fighter jet on course to becoming ‘one of history’s biggest white elephants’ - The UK considered buying 150 F-35s from the US, but not one plane is combat ready as costs soar

A plane so technologically advanced that it would give Britain and the US air superiority in any future conflict and billed as the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, could be one of “the biggest white elephants in history”, according to a former defence minister.

May 10 09:38

Hellstorm: The Documentary (Interview with the Creators)

Tom Goodrich has been a professional writer for the past thirty years. In addition to articles, blogs and movie scripts, Tom has written a dozen books. Kyle Hunt received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and is best known for founding the Renegade Broadcasting network. Tom and Kyle return to the program to discuss their monumental collaboration, the documentary film Hellstorm, based on Tom’s book and produced by Kyle. In the first hour, we discuss the impetus of the film, which is to expose the mountain of hate, lies and propaganda that was heaped upon the defeated German nation in the time period surrounding WWII, in what is truly the darkest and best kept secret in world history. We look at the relevance of unmasking the accepted history of WWII, a narrative that fundamentally excludes the truth about the horrific slaughter of tens of millions of innocent German civilians by Soviet communists.

May 10 09:19

Scottish nationalists tell PM Cameron: Ignore Scottish landslide at your peril

After sweeping almost all the seats in Scotland in Thursday's British election, the leader of the secessionist SNP cautioned British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday: Ignore the wishes of Scottish voters at your peril.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Go Scotland! :)

May 10 08:42

Anti-austerity group plans protest outside Bank of England

The anti-austerity group behind a protest that escalated into violent clashes with riot police outside Downing Street on Saturday is planning another demonstration outside the Bank of England next month.

The People’s Assembly has told campaigners to assemble “right on the doorstep of the very people who created the crisis in the first place” in central London on 20 June, sparking what could become a summer of anti-austerity protests across the UK.

Hundreds of people attended the group’s impromptu demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday after David Cameron was returned to No 10 with a Conservative majority.

May 10 06:58

Conservatives to push forward on manifesto

...and scrap Human Rights Act
PM to capitalise on majority with raft of legislation in Queen’s speech on 27 May including EU referendum and repeal of act by new justice secretary Michael Gove

(*'We don't need no stinking Human Rights !'
His Majesty The Dork Of Downing Street )

May 10 03:49

UK electoral system: Free & fair?

The British establishment has witnessed a sharp decline in voter turnout during the past three decades, and the upcoming General Election is no exception. Many social and political analysts translate the decline as public growing disenchantment with the establishment. They warn if this trend continues, the low turnout will sooner or later threaten the legitimacy of the elected government. But what are the underlying causes of the British voter apathy and their political disengagement?

May 10 02:39

Cameron back in No 10 looks like bad news for Middle East peace

The closest fought UK General Election for many years has produced an unexpected victory for David Cameron and the Conservative Party. With predictions of a hung parliament built around Westminster fears of a tartan invasion by Scottish National Party MPs, the result of a clearly failing first-past-the-post electoral system is likely to fuel calls for electoral reform. Millions of votes for minority parties were, to all intents and purposes, wasted. This, though, is not the only negative aspect of the poll. It is bad news all round for peace in the Middle East, and the first to feel the effects will be Britain's 2-million Muslim citizens.

May 10 02:27

Former Obama Campaign Manager Led Austerity-Loving Tories to Victory

After the surprise win of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party in Thursday's national election, the spotlight has now fallen on American political operative Jim Messina, who led the pro-austerity party to victory.

May 10 02:24

Farewell to the United Kingdom - Let It Bleed

The British General election was dramatic. On the superficial level because three party leaders— Miliband (Labour), Nick Clegg (Liberal-Democrat) and Nigel Farage (UKIP—a racist, right-wing populist outfit)…resigned on the day following the Conservative victory. On a more fundamental level because the Scottish National Party took virtually all the Scottish seats (56 of 59) wiping out Labour as a political force in the region where it had dominated politics for over a century. Scotland was where the Labour Party was founded. Scotland it was that gave Labour its first leaders and Prime Minster (as well as the last one). Scottish working class culture was in most cases much more radical than its English equivalent.

May 09 14:50

'UK democracy run by big business'

The victory of Conservatives in UK general elections has sparked hot debates among experts about the democratic nature of its political system and economic prospect.

May 09 14:46

Cameron to announce cabinet Monday

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is working hard to finalize the list of his cabinet by Monday.

May 09 13:24

Today’s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow mark a turning point in Russian history

Today is truly a historical day. For the first time ever the West has boycotted the Victory Day Parade in Moscow and, also for the first time ever, Chinese forces have marched on the Beautiful Square (“Red” square is a mistranslation – the “Red Square” ought be called the “Beautiful Square”) with the Russians. I believe that this is a profoundly symbolic shift and one which makes perfectly good sense.

May 09 10:56

Local council finds two missing ballot boxes – after announcing 'winning' candidate

Broxtowe Borough Council was forced to immediately disclose the accident after the two boxes were found and issue a recount for the Eastwood Hilltop seat, Nottinghamshire.

The embarrassing admission came just moments after Labour leader Milan Radulovic was announced as the winning candidate.

May 09 08:57

Britain – No longer “Great” but Doomed to Another Five Years of Pain and “Austerity”

My heart bleeds, my soul is sick and my land is broken and dying. How else can I describe how I felt when I learnt that the dis-United Kingdom was back in the greedy and unfeeling grasp of the ‘nasty’ party, the Conservatives. I was not alone.

“I was quite happy this morning – until I saw a newspaper on my way to work… I hope to God my children end up living abroad,” was one acquaintance’s reaction, her face still shocked hours later.

May 09 08:53

Unshackled from Coalition partners, Tories get ready to push radical agenda

Among Mr Cameron’s first legislative priorities will be to enshrine an EU referendum into law, bring in the so-called ‘snoopers charter’ to give police greater powers to monitor internet communications and give English MPs a veto over legislation only affecting England. The Tories also intend to publish plans to scrap the Human Rights Act within their first 100 days. All proposals had been previously blocked by the Lib Dems.

May 09 08:15

Britain: A Functioning Democracy It's Not

The system can certainly be given some sort of name, but a functioning democracy it’s not. If anything, a democracy is “A system of government in which power is vested in the people”. Makes us wonder how many clients of the 421 foodbanks and counting have voted Conservative and figured they were proudly doing their democratic duty.

May 08 22:40

V-DAY: Russia’s Perpetual Fight Against Fascism

70 years since the great Victory! 70 years since Soviet people saved the world by smashing Nazism.

All accords with Russia were broken, whenever it suited invaders. The Scandinavians wiped out countless Russian lives, and so did the Germans, French, Poles, Brits, North Americans and Czechs, to name just a few. Russians never really ‘punished’ anybody, in the Protestant, Anglo-Saxon way. Punishment is mainly puritan, Protestant rubbish; the Russian way of thinking is too quixotic for that.

The West lied to Lenin, to Stalin, to Khrushchev and finally to Gorbachev. The West has been lying to Putin and about Putin.

May 08 21:18

How Big Money and Big Brother won the British Elections

The Conservatives have won the 2015 elections with a slim majority. Labour and the Liberal Democrats suffered unexpected crushing defeats, prompting their leaders, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, to resign. And despite winning a significant percentage of votes, UKIP only managed to win one seat, with its leader Nigel Farage also resigning after losing to a Tory MP.

But the Tory victory reveals precisely why British democracy is broken.

The ultimate determinant of which party won the elections was the money behind their political campaigns?—?the winning and losing parties correlate directly with the quantity of funding received. Yet there is also compelling evidence of another factor?—?interference from Britain’s security services.

More: https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-big-money-and-big-brother-won-the-...

May 08 18:03

Britain – No longer “Great” but Doomed to Another Five Years of Pain and “Austerity”

My heart bleeds, my soul is sick and my land is broken and dying. How else can I describe how I felt when I learnt that the dis-United Kingdom was back in the greedy and unfeeling grasp of the ‘nasty’ party, the Conservatives. I was not alone.

May 08 15:20

The real lessons of the Tory victory

There’s much that could be said about the Conservative party’s victory today in Britain’s election. Not least David Cameron has emerged stronger: he now has a small but absolute majority in parliament, compared to his last government, in which he had to share power, a little of it anyway, with his minor coalition partners, the Lib Dems.

May 08 14:59

Former Obama Campaign Manager Led Austerity-Loving Tories to Victory

After the surprise win of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party in Thursday's national election, the spotlight has now fallen on American political operative Jim Messina, who led the pro-austerity party to victory.

May 08 14:24

Snoopers' charter set to return to law as Theresa May suggests Conservative majority could lead to huge increase in surveillance powers

The Conservatives are already planning to introduce the huge surveillance powers known as the Snoopers’ Charter, hoping that the removal from government of the Liberal Democrats that previously blocked the controversial law will allow it to go through.

The law, officially known as the Draft Communications Data Bill, is already back on the agenda according to Theresa May. It is expected to force British internet service providers to keep huge amounts of data on their customers, and to make that information available to the government and security services.

May 08 13:13

George Galloway Defeated in UK General Election

Parliamentarian, writer, broadcaster, anti-war activist, human rights supporter, Israeli critic, and champion of Palestinian rights among other credentials Respect Party member Galloway was defeated in Thursday's general election.

He lost his Bradford West constituency decisively to New Labour's Naz Shah - 19,977 to 8,557. Down but not out, he commented, saying:

I don't begrudge the Labour members here their moment of celebration, of course."

May 08 10:51

Ex-British diplomat Craig Murray predicts UK election results will accelerate arrival of an independent Scotland

Just as the SNP sweeps to utter domination of the Scottish presence at Westminster, the future of Scottish nationalism must move to a rejection of Westminster rule as illegitimate. That is the victory paradox.

There is no doubt that this is the best possible election result for achieving Scottish independence in the near term. The one thing that I believe might have postponed independence for decades, was a Labour Party government of the UK with SNP support, governing as Tory Lite but making the dreadful repressive UK state that little bit less openly vicious, the abuse a little bit more disguised, the wealthy corporate elite less openly triumphalist.

May 08 08:04

The end of the United Kingdom foretold after Scottish vote

This British election will go down in history not for the shock margin of victory by the Conservatives but for sounding the death knell of the United Kingdom.

The Scottish Nationalist Party has surpassed all expectations by winning 56 or so of the 59 seats in Scotland up for grabs in the British parliament.

What that means, pure and simple, is another referendum on Scottish independence probably within the next five years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this next time, anyone trying to rig the vote will be whacked in the head with William Wallace's sword!

May 08 07:39

'Penis' poll vote for Conservative MP 'deemed valid'

A returning Conservative MP giggled like a schoolboy after one disgruntled voter drew a penis next to his name on their ballot slip - only for the vote to count.

May 08 06:54

British pollsters seek answers after getting election badly wrong

Britain's voters have delivered a painful blow not just to the Labour Party but also to the opinion pollsters, who had suggested a very different outcome to Thursday's election.

With votes counted in almost all of the 650 constituencies, the Conservatives were on course for an overall majority of over 326 seats in the House of Commons with Labour doomed to languish on the opposition benches with almost 100 fewer seats.

The result came as a complete shock to everyone after polls had been suggesting for months that the two big parties were neck-and-neck and neither of them would come close to winning an overall majority.

May 08 06:50

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

Gellar’s ‘Draw the Prophet’ charade was the perfect bait for any would-be radical trying to make a name for himself, yet they allowed the provocation to proceed under the pretext of ‘upholding the first amendment.’

As the Garland police spokesman confessed, this had all been pre-planned months beforehand. Only the very naïve or hopelessly deluded will put any faith in the FBI’s lame-duck denials that they deliberately allow attacks of these sorts to take place, or organize them directly by way of informants, such as the one linked to Simpson.

May 08 05:56

#GE2015 result: David Cameron's Conservative Party wins overall majority

David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an overall majority in the UK General Election. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has resigned after a crushing defeat, with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP's Nigel Farage also stepping down.

Addressing the nation on Friday afternoon, Cameron confirmed the Tories would form a Conservative majority government.

Cameron, who had just returned from a meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, said Britain "is on the brink of something special.”

May 07 21:53

Iraq's Children Ever Expendable - From Madeleine Albright to 'Save the Children.'

"It's a hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it." (Madeleine Albright, then US Ambassador to the UN, on the "embargo related" deaths of half a million Iraqi children, 12th May 1996.)

"Nutritious food and clean water", had, of course, been deliberately destroyed on US Central Command's order to bomb all water facilities in Iraq in 1991. Food was poisoned by the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons, contaminating all fauna and flora. DU's "half-life" is 4.5 Billion years. And it is not "depleted."

May 07 19:54

Election 2015: SNP on course to wipe out Labour in Scotland, putting future of Union back in doubt

The Scottish National Party was on course for a virtual clean sweep of Westminster seats in Scotland after the exit poll predicted Nicola Sturgeon would win 58 out of 59 seats.

The SNP, which won just six seats in Parliament in 2010, was on course to wipe Labour off the map north of the border and place the stability of the Union back in question.

May 07 16:42

Election results: David Cameron has clearly won, says Gove

But Labour's shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said she was "puzzled" by the poll and urged people to wait for the results before making predictions.

"It doesn't reflect any of the conversations and responses we've had," she said.

May 07 15:58

The exit poll no one expected

With projections showing the Conservatives only 10 seats short of a majority, Labour is in shock. Exit polls have been wrong before, but if this one holds, there’ll be inquests aplenty

Elections: "Shock" after "shock"...

May 07 15:02

A day full of ballot box and voting errors

People in Bedfont also received an apology, with 3000 people being affected by a misprint on their Polling cards sending them to the wrong address. A shuttle bus system had to be set up to transport voters between polling booths in Southville Road and Bedfont Library.

May 07 14:59

Bungling election chiefs accused of 'gross incompetence' as THOUSANDS of voters are denied the right to cast their ballots

Bungling election chiefs were accused of 'gross incompetence' today after thousands of voters were denied the chance to cast their ballots after a series of bureaucratic failures.

Furious scenes erupted at polling stations in London after people were told they could not vote - despite registering before the April deadline.

Hackney council said its online voter registration system had been overwhelmed by a surge in people trying to apply at the last minute and admitted around 100 people had been stopped from voting.

It also emerged that thousands of voters overseas - including 'hundreds' of serving soldiers and other MOD personnel - had not received their postal ballots in time for today's election.

May 07 14:58

'Angry and chaotic' scenes in London borough as queues grow and glitch hits voting systems

There have been “angry and chaotic” scenes in a London borough where more than 50 residents were warned they could be unable to vote in the general election due to a technical glitch with IT systems.

Many Hackney residents took to Twitter to complain about an apparent lack of organisation, meaning queues were growing and voters were becoming increasingly frustrated.

Twitter user Clare Qualman described “chaos” at Hackney Town Hall, where many were seeking advice this morning, writing: “Waiting with the disenfranchised at Hackney Town Hall - it's getting angry and chaotic.”

The Labour candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, blasted the reported disorganisation as “ridiculous” on Twitter.

“This is so shocking. They have had five years to prepare for this election,” she said.

May 07 14:54

Election 2015: Exit poll puts Tories close to majority

The survey taken at polling stations across the UK suggests the Tories will get 316 MPs to Labour's 239 when all the results have been counted.

It suggests the Lib Dems will get 10 MPs, the SNP 58, Plaid Cymru 4, UKIP 2 and the Greens two.

The exit poll was conducted by NOP/MORI for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

The first election results are due before midnight with the final result on Friday afternoon.

The finishing line needed to form a majority is 326.

May 07 14:53

Oxford West and Abingdon voters missing postal ballots

About 150 postal voters in the ultra-marginal seat of Oxford West and Abingdon have not received their ballot papers for the general election.

The constituency saw one of the tightest races in 2010 when Conservative Nicola Blackwood won the seat from the Lib Dems by 176 votes.

May 07 14:16

Exit polls predict general election lead for Conservatives - but no majority

The Conservatives are set to remain the largest party according to the first exit poll.

David Cameron's party is set to increase its seats but remain short of a majority.

And the SNP are expected to dominate in Scotland.

May 07 10:15

Postal vote blunder will leave some "unable to vote"

AN administrative blunder could prevent a number of residents from voting in tomorrow’s general election.

Some residents say they have never received their postal voting forms.

More than 20 residents posted on our Facebook page to say they have been affected in a matter of a few hours yesterday.

They said they phoned Colchester Council to report the problem and were told many people had been affected.

May 07 10:12

General Election 2015: Investigation into reports of 'missing' Wirral postal vote forms

An investigation is to be launched into reports of missing postal vote papers in Wirral.

The local authority has confirmed it has had more than three dozen requests for ballot papers to be re-issued in the closely fought Wirral South marginal seat - but insists the papers had been sent out.

Wirral South is one of the marginal seats which could decide the General Election – Labour held the seat with a majority of just 531 back in 2010.

May 07 09:33

Concerns over ballot rigging after last-minute flood of postal votes

A last-minute deluge of postal votes allegedly sparked concerns about ballot rigging at Milton Keynes Council.

Instead of the anticipated four or five ballot boxes, 18 brimming boxes containing more than 4,600 votes turned up at the council offices yesterday.

Today election organisers insisted nothing seemed amiss – and blamed postal delays caused by the bank holiday.

May 07 09:29

Postal vote error in key election battleground

More than 25,000 Walsall voters could be affected by ‘confusing’ postal vote envelopes that would see their cast votes being sent back to them.

May 07 09:27

Polling ‘scandal’ affects thousands - despite Hackney Council denying problems last week

Hackney Council has been forced to admit there has been a problem issuing thousands of voters with ballot papers – many of whom may have lost out on their chance to vote tomorrow.

May 07 09:24

Election glitches leave some unable to vote

Dozens of people planning to vote in the closest election for decades were turned away from polling stations on Thursday morning.

Voters in parts of east London and Dorset were told that IT glitches meant they were not registered on the electoral roll, despite many having polling cards.

Meanwhile, some Britons who live abroad have complained that postal votes have arrived too late to guarantee they can exercise their democratic rights.

In Hackney, where at least 30 people queued to complain outside the town hall, Alix Rowe was one of those left disenfranchised by the problems.

May 07 08:52

One in four British children obese

Nearly a quarter of British children under the age of five are overweight or obese, according to a new Europe-wide study.

The research found that out of the 28 countries involved in the study, the UK boasted the second highest proportion of overweight children under the age of five.

May 07 08:46

Election shambles: Council recalls ballot papers after missing off UKIP candidate

Voting has continued as normal in Darlington after it was revealed the name of one candidate was missing from ballot papers.

Some 89 voting slips were distributed to one polling station without the name of UKIP candidate David Hodgson.

Darlington Borough Council re-issued correct papers and said there will be no changes to the polling procedure in the constituency.

May 06 21:44

UK Elections: A Cynical Electorate - More than a “Royal Baby Bounce” Needed

For great swathes of the UK, Prime Minister Cameron is seen as an arrogant, out of touch, over-privileged aristocrat who hates the poor, disadvantaged, elderly, disabled, affordable social housing, those unable to find work in a shrinking job market and just about anyone not from his money-mired hunting and country mansion pals. In a family tree festooned with titles he is also a lineal descendent of King William IV.

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband’s popularity is faring little better, especially since Tony Blair pitched up, all teeth and perma-tan, to “support him 100%”, also donating £100,000+ in £1,000+ bundles to one hundred Labour parliamentary candidates. Endorsement by Blair after Iraq is the kiss of electoral death.

May 06 16:35

UK Elections: Business As Usual Triumphs

May 7 general elections approach. Britain is like America. It's all over before polls open. Monied interests win every time.

Ordinary people lose out more than ever in modern memory. It shows in opinion polls.

Only 16% of voters trust politicians. Why anyone besides well-off Brits do they'll have to explain.

May 06 11:10

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

On the even of the UK’s legislative elections, Stuart Littlewood reflects on Britain’s bankrupt politics – devoid of talent and beholden to foreign states such as Israel – but detects a glimmer of hope.

May 06 10:38

Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any theater of war.

McIntyre was one of SBS’s leading football commentators, covering two FIFA World Cups and four Asian Cups. He has over 30,000 followers on Twitter.

May 06 10:29

Naming and Shaming – The List Of Israel’s Agents Within British Politics

Ahead of Election Day tomorrow, the ultra Zionist www.webelieveinisrael.org.uk published its list of Sabbos Goyim operating within British politics.

“With Polling Day in the General Election this Thursday, here is a list of all the parliamentary candidates who have sent positive replies to the Fairness for Israel Charter,” the Zionist outlet informed its followers.

May 06 09:33

Press TV: UK politics dominated by Israel lobbyists

Press TV has conducted an interview with Gilad Atzmon, a musician, author and political commentator in London, about a Jewish community’s recent criticism of Britain’s “complicity” in Israeli war crimes.

May 06 08:52

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

“Once again a country “liberated” by the West is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos.”

This could be anyone of the countries in conflict, where Washington and its Western and Middle Eastern stooges sow war – eternal chaos, misery, death – and submission.

This is precisely the point: The Washington / NATO strategy is not to ‘win’ a war or conflict, but to create ongoing – endless chaos. That’s the way (i) to control people, nations and their resources; (ii) to assure the west is in continuous need for military – troops and equipment – remember more than 50% of the US GDP depends on the military industrial complex, related industries and services; and (iii) finally, a country in disarray or chaos, is broke and needs money – money with hardship conditions, ‘austerity’ money from the notorious IMF, World Bank and other associated nefarious ‘development institutions’ and money lenders; money that equals enslavement, especially with corrupt leaders that do not care for their people.

May 06 08:49

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

Neither Cameron nor Miliband look like getting an overall majority...

We are forced to choose between dubious pledges by low-calibre leaders nobody wants

It’s polling day and Britain faces a miserable choice. Whichever way it goes it’ll be disastrous.

The two main parties, Conservatives (Tories) and Labour, are neck and neck with a passel of smaller parties snapping at their heels with increasing support.

The economy is still in a deep hole. The much trumpeted recovery is half-baked and fragile. It is based on an increasingly low-wage economy while the fat cats at the other end of the scale keep getting fatter.

May 06 08:48

Flashback - It was hard to stomach David Cameron preaching austerity from a golden throne

At a state banquet for the new Lord Mayor on Monday, David Cameron gave a speech about his commitment to the cause of permanent austerity. He stood up to speak from a golden chair, and read his notes from a golden lectern.

As it happens, I was at the banquet too and heard the news about permanent spending cutbacks for myself. Sadly I was not there as a dignitary, a foreign diplomat, a captain of industry or the director of a big City firm. I was there as a waitress. The contrast between what he was saying and where he was saying it seemed initially almost too laughable to get worked up about. But actually, it reflected something chilling in Cameron's attitude towards the people he purports to be working for.

May 05 15:25

General election 2015: Expats in uproar over missing ballot papers ahead of Thursday's poll

Britons around the globe say they won't have a voice in the general election due to delayed and missing paperwork

May 05 15:24

Saudis’ UK-made war jets outnumber RAF’s

Saudi Arabia has twice as many British-made warplanes than those that are available for the entire Royal Air Force

May 05 14:13

Tony Blair acts as character witness for Ehud Olmert in corruption trial

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came to the defense of Ehud Olmert as a character witness in the corruption trial against the former Israeli premier in the country’s Supreme Court.

May 05 13:54

UK voting system 'unfair'

A London-based political commentator believes that the voting system in the UK is unfair as it fails to truly represent political parties in the parliament.

May 05 09:47

Top cop Bettison 'tried to concoct a story of drunken fans' at Hillsborough

Memorial to those who died at Hillsborough (Picture: Edmund N Gall) A former chief inspector was part of an internal police group tasked with blaming football fans for the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.

Some 96 Liverpool fans died as a result of the 1989 disaster. John Barry and Mark Ellaby gave evidence to fresh inquests into their deaths last week.

They were on a part time business course with then chief inspector Norman Bettison at the time of the disaster.

May 05 08:05

The passion of a pumped prime minister – or the delusions of Dave?

Bloody Pumped Dave’s fantasies then became even wilder. “This election is between two teams,” he said, windmilling his arms to pumped-up pumpedness. Aston Villa or West Ham, presumably. “Do you want a home secretary who told Abu Hamza to sling his hook?” Casual racism and gags about disability are also unfortunate side effects of being bloody pumped.

“Do you know what makes me so mad?” he shouted, hitting a near-ecstatic crescendo. “I hate the way Labour supported the banks and gave knighthoods to bankers.” Dave was so bloody pumped he had forgotten that most of his best friends – and donors – were bankers. But the pumped up pheromones were having some effect on the audience, as a woman fainted and had to be carried out.

Did Dave stop or even notice? Hell, no. When you’re this bloody pumped you’re in the zone. Not a zone, though, that allows for any questions from either the audience or media.

May 05 05:17

Egg thrown at David Cameron as protestors greet Prime Minister's campaign visit to Bath

While the protest appears to have been peaceful, with placards waved and chants made, at least one egg was thrown at the Prime Minister.

The protestors included supporters of the Green and Labour parties.

The Green Party's candidate for Bath, Dominic Tristram, was among the protestors. He said: "I was proud to be part of the demonstration outside David Cameron's 'secret' rally today, along with our NE Somerset candidate Katy Boyce.

"While the Conservatives are staging events closed to all but a carefully vetted audience, a large number of which came from outside Bath, the protesters were holding him to account over his ideological attack on the welfare state and destruction of our NHS."

May 04 22:00

The UK and Real Democracy

We trust the general public to reach correct decisions in our jury system. There is no reason why they should not be equally effective in political decision-making provided they were protected from distorting influences.

May 04 14:59

Row breaks out over UK tour of Palestinian play

The play, backed by $22,000 of UK government funding, investigates the 2002 siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

May 04 09:29

Ed Miliband is a f****** communist, says Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has warned Ed Miliband is a 'f******* communist' who will 'fail us all' if Labour wins the election next week.

The former Oasis guitarist admitted that he did not plan to vote on Thursday because he could not 'get behind' any of the parties.

His foul-mouthed outburst at Mr Miliband is a long way from New Labour's Cool Brittania heyday, when he happily posed for pictures with Tony Blair in Number 10.

May 04 08:20

UK may impose internet rationing as electricity depletion looms

Britain could face mandatory internet rationing as web electricity consumption threatens to consume the country’s entire power supply, experts warn.

Internet rationing or increasing costs in order to update infrastructure might be required, otherwise fiber optical networks will reach their limit within the next eight years, The Independent quoted Professor Andrew Ellis as saying on Sunday.

The capacity people have been able to reach has been doubling every two years, he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The difference between a net connection carrying data and a net connection waiting for data is miniscule. This is the start of an attempt to limit access to the net by ordinary citizens, to drive them back to the corporate media propaganda machine!

May 03 15:27

Amnesty International browbeaten by pro-Israel propaganda outfi

Stuart Littlewood examines the professional propaganda effort behind a failed petition to distract the human rights watchdog Amnesty International from the crimes committed by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people.

May 03 11:16

Gaza Crisis “Unsustainable and Intolerable”

Carter and Brandtland are two of The Elders, “independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity”.

In her statement following the visit, Brundtland, who is currently the Deputy Chair of The Elders, said:

We came here to visit Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. "As you know, we were unable to go to Gaza...."

The two of them, a 90 year old former U.S. president, and his much younger colleague from Norway, have become a crusading international dynamic duo determined to end the immediate Gaza suffering that is both “unsustainable and intolerable”.

May 03 10:59

Israeli developer in deep doo-doo after bulldozing historic pub in London

An Israeli property development will be ordered to reconstruct an historic London building that it demolished without permission, according to the London Evening Standard and other media.The company, Tel Aviv-based CLTX Ltd., called in bulldozers earlier this month to demolish the Carlton Tavern, a pub dating back to the early 1920s in Maida Vale, west London.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now you know how the Palestinians feel!

May 03 08:06

Hellstorm – Exposing the Real Genocide of Nazi Germany

This documentary tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II. This is the biggest cover-up in world history.

May 02 17:57

Britain faces Bank Holiday Gridlock

May 02 08:47

'Red Tory scum!' Ugly scenes in Glasgow as pro-independence crowd accuse Ed Miliband of being a 'traitor' as he tells Scots 'it's a clash of values, not nations' and urges them not to desert Labour for SNP

Angry protesters shouted 'traitors' and brandished 'Red Tory scum' placards ahead of Ed Miliband's speech in Scotland today.

The Labour leader urged voters not to 'gamble' on the SNP and insisted his opposition to a post-election deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party is for 'principled reasons'.

Scottish independence protesters demonstrated in front of Labour supporters and played The Muppets theme tune before Mr Miliband arrived at the General Election rally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the Scottish Independence Referendum was stolen, and the Scots know it! Miliband had to be on drugs thinking he was going to convince anyone to support Labour over the SNP after that insult.

May 02 07:57

BBC Jimmy Savile abuse report delayed at police request

The publication of the report into sexual abuse at the BBC has been delayed after police said it could prejudice ongoing investigations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

May 02 07:55

Who is Angela Merkel working for and why?

The claims that Merkel’s government knew about German state intelligence spying on behalf of the Americans against the country’s own industrial interests raise disturbing questions about the integrity of German government leaders.

May 02 07:51

Aid organisation run by David Miliband is forced out of Ukraine after being accused of spying by pro-Russian rebels

A group of Western aid workers for an organisation headed by former Foreign Secretary David Miliband have been thrown out of pro-Moscow eastern Ukraine on suspicion of 'espionage'.

The move against the International Rescue Committee (IRC) comes one week ahead of Britain's election that could lead to his brother Labour leader Ed Miliband emerging as prime minister, and will be seen as a warning shot by the Kremlin.

A Russian news agency with close ties to the Russian secret services aired footage of seven US and EU nationals being loaded onto a coach bound for Kiev from the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic.

May 02 07:37

Lord Janner was still director of his firm THREE WEEKS ago, it emerges as damning dossier alleges police chief allowed peer to molest young boys

Lord Janner served as a company director until six days before being ruled too unwell to be tried for suspected child abuse.

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders sparked outrage when she said his dementia meant he could not understand what would happen in a courtroom.

Yet less than a week earlier, the Labour peer was at the top of a list of company directors for his firm West Heath Road Seasons Ltd.

May 01 20:29

The Day After Damascus Falls

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

May 01 15:13

Is Merkel a CIA Asset ?

Is Merkel an asset for American intelligence, serving the geopolitical interests of Washington rather than the good of her own nation, or the wider good of Europe?

The claims that Merkel’s government knew about German state intelligence spying on behalf of the Americans against the country’s own industrial interests raise disturbing questions about the integrity of German government leaders.

The apparent betrayal of German national interests by Chancellor Angela Merkel is not only evident over the recent industrial spying scandal on behalf of America, the slavish pursuit by Merkel of Washington’s anti-Russian policy over Ukraine — in contradistinction to her country’s national interests — also cogently suggests that the chancellor is serving a foreign master.

May 01 14:44

Hypocritical Tory MP Under Fire For Betraying Voters

Another Tory MP is facing criticism for betraying voters in Stevenage, UK.

As part of his election promise in 2010, conservative MP Stephen McPartland guaranteed voters that if elected, he would take the role seriously and be a 'full time' MP. However it has now emerged that McPartland has several secondary employment roles that create significant earnings for him.

May 01 14:05

Former BBC presenter Rolf Harris facing more child sex abuse charges

Former BBC presenter, member of the British establishment and convicted paedophile, Rolf Harris, is facing a slew of new charges following a 'full file' of fresh evidence had been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

May 01 10:11

Sterling slides as manufacturing slows

Sterling has fallen sharply against the US dollar after growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed markedly in April.

Financial data company Markit said its monthly Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing fell to 51.9 in April from 54 in March.

Although a figure above 50 still indicates expansion, the fall was the biggest since February 2013.

May 01 09:25

British police spend £36 million per year on propaganda

Police forces spend tens of millions on public relations each year, with the Met alone employing over 100 ‘communications’ staff and an operating budget of over £10 million, documents released under Freedom of Information (FoI) show.

The investigation, carried out by the Press Gazette, has revealed there are 775 PR staff working across 38 national police forces. Over 200 kids with mental health problems locked up by police Besides the 38 forces that responded, a further four ignored the request, two claimed to be exempt from answering and one did not address the question.

May 01 08:26

Almost one third of London men are too fat to see their own genitals, study finds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe that's why they spend so much time looking at little boys' genitals? :)

May 01 07:56

‘Dictator-arming’ BAE boss must resign from BBC Trust, say activists

A petition signed by thousands has been delivered to the BBC calling for the removal of its new vice-chair, Roger Carr, because of his continued chairmanship of BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest arms company.

Delivered on Thursday morning by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), the petition was signed by 6,350 people with the aim of having Carr removed.

May 01 07:42

‘Gaza used as arms-testing laboratory’: British Jews condemn UK-Israel arms trade

Manchester Jews for Justice for Palestinians have harshly criticized the “UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes” in an open letter and called for an end of the arms trade between the UK and Israel.

“We deplore the UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes, most recently the massacres and destruction of homes and livelihoods in Gaza last summer,” the group wrote in a letter published on the blog Mondoweiss.

“It is well known how Israel has expelled the Palestinian population from their land and enforced a systematic, military and illegal occupation against those that remain. What is less well known is that the UK has been aiding and abetting Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”

May 01 07:22

Secondhand car supermarket Carcraft collapses leaving hundreds without jobs and thousands of customers out of pocket

Used car supermarket Carcraft has fallen into administration, leaving 500 people without jobs and potentially thousands of customers out of pocket.

Customers have been warned that any existing warranty, MoT, roadside assistance or servicing deals they have with the firm are no longer valid.

Administrators Grant Thornton have confirmed that they will be getting in touch with customers to tell them that their contracts with Carcraft won't be honoured and no longer provide them with any cover.

May 01 07:19

Large-scale military training exercise underway in Alberta – Canadian, U.S. and British personnel involved

Approximately 6,750 military personnel from the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the United States and the United Kingdom are taking part in the largest Canadian Army exercise of the year at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre at Wainwright, Alberta, until May 23, the Canadian military announced today.

This year’s training is the largest and most complex Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE to date.

May 01 07:14

Victory for civil Rights activists – GCHQ snooping illegal

In a major victory for civil rights activists, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the body which considers complaints about UK government surveillance, has held GCHQ guilty of illegal surveillance and monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications. Coming down heavily on the agency, the Tribunal has also directed it to destroy all material it collected as a result. The messages to be destroyed are communications belonging to Libya rendition victim, Sami-al-Saadi. Saadi, a fierce Gaddafi critic, was captured in a joint CIA-MI6 ‘rendition’ operation in 2004 in Libya, along with his wife and children between the ages of 6 and 12.

May 01 06:48

How the British Government are gagging critics

“Every election is a referendum. The winner is the person who sets the question”.

This mantra, passed from campaign manager to campaign manager down the generations, is key to understanding how political communication works. You don’t win by having the best answer. You win by setting the question.

Apr 30 19:31

RBS has lost £50bn since the taxpayer paid £46bn to save it: State-backed giant lurches to a £446 million loss

"Sounds good to me!" - Certified Ball Street Wanker

Apr 30 07:29

Hillsborough inquests: Police boss 'asked to concoct story'

A former South Yorkshire Police chief told a man who witnessed the Hillsborough disaster he was asked to "concoct a story" blaming drunk Liverpool fans, the inquests heard.

Sir Norman Bettison was on a business course in Sheffield with John Barry in 1989, whilst serving as a chief inspector, the jury was told.

Mr Barry said the conversation took place in a pub in the city.

He told the jury he was "stunned" and "staggered" at what Sir Norman said.
Inquests are being held into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans following a terrace crush at the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989.

Apr 30 07:24

I may quiz Janner myself, says head of abuse inquiry: New experts to decide on his dementia

Suspected paedophile peer Lord Janner faces questions by the judge leading the national inquiry into historic child sex abuse.

Justice Lowell Goddard said she will take personal responsibility for examining the actions of the former Labour MP, and will bring in her own medical experts to determine whether it is possible to confront the 86-year-old over the avalanche of allegations against him.

The announcement is a shot across the bows of Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders, who ruled this month that Janner should not be charged.

Apr 29 15:39

Suspected Establishment Paedophile Lord Janner May Still Face Prosecution

Lawyers representing a group of people who allege they were sexually abused by the former Labour MP Lord Janner say they are to seek a judicial review of the decision not to prosecute him.

Apr 29 14:03

FLASHBACK 2010 - David Cameron: Israeli blockade has turned Gaza Strip into a 'prison camp'

David Cameron used a visit to Turkey to make his strongest intervention yet in the intractable Middle East conflict today when he likened the experience of Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to that of a "prison camp".

Although he has made similar remarks before, his decision to repeat them on a world stage in Turkey, whose relations with Israel have deteriorated sharply since it mounted a deadly assault on the Gaza flotilla, gave them much greater diplomatic significance.

Cameron's comments, in a speech to business leaders in Ankara, prompted the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to issue another strong condemnation of how Israel dealt with the flotilla.

Apr 29 12:40

Will The Real WWII Hero Please Stand Up?

Only 13 percent of Europeans believe that the Soviet Red Army played a key role in liberating Europe from Nazism during the Second World War, an ICM Research poll for Sputnik news agency has found.

Apr 29 12:23

The rape of justice: Damning new evidence of Labour peer Lord Janner's child sex abuse covered up by police and social workers for over 20 years

Police and social workers were told more than 20 years ago that the peer took a vulnerable boy to Labour Party offices and Parliament before molesting him in his marital bed.

Apr 29 10:12

Hull Council apologises for 'printing error' on ballot paper

Around 484 people living in east Hull who registered to vote by post after 1 April 2015 were sent out the ballot paper with the printing error.

Hull East Constituency candidates Karl Turner, standing for Labour, and Sarah Walpole, standing for the Green Party were missing from the ballot papers.

The council says ballot papers are being re-issued with a slip explaining the error.

Apr 29 09:18

All MPs' expenses receipts to be published after judges throw out bid to keep them secret

All MPs' expenses receipts will have to be published after a court threw out a bid to keep them private.

The Commons expenses watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, had launched a bid to keep MPs' original claims secret.

But the Court of Appeal ruled today that it must release all the copies of receipts and invoices which have been submitted by politicians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those gallon bottles of K-Y Jelly bought at the same time as those boxes of lollipops are going to raise some eyebrows, I think! :)

Apr 29 09:14

UK’s Cameron defends 2014 Israeli war on Gaza

Cameron said in an interview with the UK-based Jewish Chronicle on Tuesday that Tel Aviv had a right to “defend” itself when it began its war on Gaza last July.

Israel started airstrikes against the besieged Palestinian territory in early July 2014 and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion. The war ended in late August that year.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in Israel’s 50-day onslaught and over 11,100 others, including nearly 3,380 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people, were injured. Tens of Israelis were also killed during the war.

Cameron said it was “important to speak out” about standing by Israeli.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that Israel launched the attack against Gaza over three murdered Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, which Israel blamed on Hamas even though local police said there was no evidence to suggest Hamas was involved.

Apr 28 19:31

What Makes Brussels More Equal Than Others

Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad ran a little article recently that we’re surprised no other news organization picked up. It concerned a proposal in the European Parliament in which the parliamentarians got to vote on raising their own paycheck (always a good idea). The best thing about the story is that not everyone voted in favor.

Most did though. It much amused me to see that apparently it was Angela Merkel’s party, the German Christian Democrats, which was behind the proposal. Initially, they had even wanted double what they actually got. Here’s some numbers and details – and please forgive me for not being a math wizard -.

Apr 28 12:39

New World Order: The Founding Fathers

“One wintry afternoon in February 1891, three men were engaged in earnest conversation in London. From that conversation were to flow consequences of the greatest importance for the British Empire and to the world as a whole.”

So begins Professor Carroll Quigley’s book The Anglo American Establishment. It may read like a John Le Carre thriller, but this was no spy fiction. The three staunch British Imperialists who met in London that day, Cecil Rhodes, William Stead and Lord Esher, were soon joined by Lords Rothschild, Salisbury, Rosebery and Milner, men whose financial, political, and administrative powers set them apart. Some of these names may not be familiar to you, but that is a mark of the absolute success of this group. From the outset they insisted on secrecy, operated in secret and ensured that their influence was airbrushed from history. They believed that white men of Anglo-Saxon descent rightly sat at the top of the racial hierarchy and they fully understood the impending threat from a burgeoning Germany whose modern, expanding economy had begun to challenge British hegemony on the world stage.

The above named elites drew up a plan for a secret society that aimed to renew the bond between Great Britain and the United States [1] and bring all habitable portions of the world under their influence and control.

Apr 28 12:38

Embracing the Saudi War on Yemen

Saudis have been helped by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has relied on the powerful Israel Lobby and his own rhetoric to divert the U.S. Congress from a focus on Al-Qaeda and its hyper-brutal spinoff, the Islamic State, to Iran, which both Saudi Arabia and Israel have designated their primary regional enemy.

Fearful of further offending the powerful Saudi-Israeli alliance, President Obama is deploying the U.S. Navy to seal off poverty-stricken Yemen so the Saudi air force has free rein to pummel its regional rivals from the air while the population faces a humanitarian crisis on the ground, reports Robert Parry.

Apr 28 12:34

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israel’s widespread practice of recruiting Jewish citizens and officials of other countries to serve as vehicles of Israeli policies has the potential to foment a new and possibly violent backlash, once the greater population has been made aware of such treasonous activities.

Apr 28 08:44

Defence contractor run by Colonel Tim Collins OBE under investigation for fraud in Afghanistan

A defence contractor run by one of Britain’s best-known military figures is under criminal investigation by the US government’s watchdog against fraud and waste in Afghanistan, The Independent can reveal.

It can also be revealed that the company founded by Colonel Tim Collins OBE – who is best known for delivering a powerful speech to his men on the eve of the Iraq war – is facing questions over a $176m (£116m) US contract to train Afghan security forces in counterinsurgency.

Apr 27 15:25

London Metropolitan Police still uses 35,000 Windows XP computers

Today, the Metropolitan Police Force illustrated just how integral Windows XP still is to many workplace IT systems. Responding to a Freedom of Information Request issued by technology news site Motherboard, the Force said: "We have currently got 35,640 Desktop and Laptop computers running Windows XP across all departments [within the force]."

The force has not yet responded to follow-up questions from Motherboard and has not issued any expected date for when it will stop using XP. In the meantime, the systems are vulnerable to un-patched security loopholes and can be more easily exploited by attackers than newer, generally-supported operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Apr 26 22:01

Washington Choreographing All-Out War with Russia?

The provocation to Russia has to be seen in the wider even more troubling context of American-led NATO build-up of troops, warplanes, warships and missiles across Eastern Europe – and all pointed at Russia.

The reckless American leaders are putting in place incendiary elements that heighten the risk of all-out war with Russia.

With the reported arrival of 300 American paratroopers in Ukraine collaborating with Kiev’s Neo-Nazi National Guard brigades – the worst offenders over the past year’s fighting in eastern Ukraine – that development is an alarming harbinger of imminent conflict.

Of utmost concern is that the US military forces have reportedly moved into the Donetsk region near the conflict zone.

Apr 26 21:56

Declaring Independence from Israel — It’s Way Overdue!

I am convinced that a new Declaration of Independence will be good both for the United States and for Israel.

As a prologue to the injuries suffered by the United States, I cannot put it any better than did America’s Founders:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation:”

Apr 26 14:09

Rail firms under fire for planning fare hikes of up to 87% that are due to come in just ten days after the election despite main parties vowing price freeze

Passengers travelling from Charlbury, the Oxfordshire station nearest to his constituency home, can currently purchase an off-peak return to London costing £33.30.

This allows them to leave at 9.42am, outside the morning peak, but return on one of the four services that go from London during the evening peak period.

But from May 17, these customers will be forced to pay £62.40 if they want to come home on one of these trains - an 87 per cent increase.

Apr 25 20:14

Lord Janner detective: We had proof to charge child sex politician 20 years ago... But top brass told us to stop

A senior detective who investigated child abuse allegations against Labour politician Greville Janner has revealed he was ordered to drop the case 'from the very top' – despite uncovering compelling evidence to charge him.

Breaking a 24-year silence over the scandal, former Detective Inspector Kelvyn Ashby told The Mail on Sunday that during an investigation lasting several months in 1991, he found vital clues that backed up claims that Janner had molested a teenage boy at his marital home and a hotel.

Last night the retired policeman spoke of his anger after being ordered not to arrest Janner because he was an MP.

Apr 25 14:03

Censorship at Britain’s Southampton University

Lawrence Davidson explores why Zionists were so afraid of an academic conference that had been set to take place at Southampton University that they pulled all the strings to get it cancelled.

Apr 25 13:18

Mexico Police – Trained to Kill

This is an outrage!

Sixteen people killed in cold blood by the Mexican Federal Police; unarmed people of an auto-defense movement – in January 2015; just discovered by a team of investigative journalists.

Mexicans well remember the mass killing of 43 Ayotzinapa students of last September, unarmed students of a college that caters to the rural poor, who were protesting the government’s education reform which would make school unaffordable for the poor. Their killing was provoked by the police in connivance with drug cartels.

They train armies and police in their 'client' states to assure oppression whenever there is a chance that people may claim their civil rights. This is what empire does.

Apr 25 13:12

UK election: What the parties say about Palestine

“Law” and “justice” are words that seldom if ever pass the lips of our politicians when discussing the ‘Palestine Question’ — or shouldn’t that be properly called the ‘Israel Question’? In the UK there is still no rush, it seems, to deliver law or justice to the situation after 100 years of betrayal.

Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilize Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.

Apr 25 13:05

Galeano Died — Revolution Goes On!

In Latin America, Eduardo Galeano was revered as a giant of letters, as a symbol of rebellion, of revolution, and of the fight for justice.

“Utopia is on the horizon,” Galeano once wrote. “I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I’ll never reach it. So what’s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking.”

Galeano told me that he was in love with two ladies, both splendid, both fragile, both tremendously desirable. One was called Utopia, the other, Reality.

Both are dangerous to the masters of the world, to Empire, because one gathers dreams, including dreams for a better world, while the other one bravely tells the truth.

Apr 25 12:46

Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts

The demonization of Russia and its leader by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and the rest of the American Propaganda Ministry, by almost the entirety of the House and Senate, and by the White House makes reducing the threat of nuclear war impossible.

How much confidence do you have in Washington? How many times has Washington–especially the crazed neocons–been wrong?

Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours.

If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control.

Apr 25 09:17

HSBC attacked for political blackmail

SCANDAL-HIT HSBC was accused of pre-election blackmail yesterday after threatening to relocate its headquarters abroad if Britain considers pulling out of the European Union.

The banking giant is considering escaping regulation after being hit by levies that cost the group a combined £860million in the past two years after crackdowns of money laundering and foreign exchange rigging.

Apr 25 06:56

Decent lives destroyed by the Post Office: The monstrous injustice of scores of sub-postmasters driven to ruin or suicide when computers were really to blame

Since 2009, Mrs Carter has faced the possibility of being prosecuted by the Post Office for the disappearance of almost £60,000 from her business. She has been accused of fraud by Post Office investigators apparently convinced that the losses — recorded by the organisation’s nationwide computer system Horizon — must in some way be attributable to her.

Some 150 former sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses have faced similar accusations, resulting in prison, bankruptcy and — it is suspected in one case — suicide.

All this despite claims that it is the IT system which is to blame for the cash shortfalls.

The scandal surrounding Horizon quite likely represents one of the most widespread miscarriages of justice in the UK this century. Reputations of people selected for a job that demands they be of good character have been shredded in an effort to prove that an antique computer network — unfit for use by any self-respecting private firm — can do no wrong.

Apr 25 05:42

Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet

Academia is far from the bastion of free thinking and free speech it would like to claim for itself, as a newly confected “row” involving the leading medical journal The Lancet confirms.

Apr 25 05:34

Arms maker BAE Systems takes control of failing school

Europe’s largest arms manufacture BAE Systems has become the main sponsor of an under-performing school in the North West of England.

Apr 24 15:23

Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles

This is the first General Election to use “Individual Voter Registration” (IVR), which requires each voter to register to vote individually.

The change was made in the 2013 Electoral Registration and Administration Act. Previously, the “head of the household” was responsible for ensuring voters were registered to vote.

In October, the Electoral Commission reported that 5.5m voters were missing from the Electoral Register. But this shouldn’t be a surprise to the Cabinet Office, who knew of the problems two years ago.

Apr 24 13:17

UK's Camden Council unlawfully censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne argues that, by blocking our website, Redress Information & Analysis, London’s Camden Council – which appears to be covertly advancing the interests of the pro-Israel constituency – is breaking the law.

Apr 24 09:11

Top Gear to have all-new team as Richard Hammond rules himself out

Richard Hammond has joined James May in confirming he will not be returning to BBC2’s Top Gear following the axing of Jeremy Clarkson and the departure of its executive producer, Andy Wilman.

It will mean the BBC2 show will have an entirely new presenting team and senior backroom staff when it returns in a new incarnation next year.

Apr 24 08:45

FLASHBACK - Lord James of Blackheath $15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOO FRAUD EXPOSED February 16 2012


Lord James of Blackheath, House of Lords February 16 2012
Breaking news Lord James of Blackheath has spoken in the House of Lords holding evidence of three transactions of 5 Trillion each and a transaction of 750,000 metric tonnes of gold and has called for an investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And nothing ever happened!

Apr 23 19:51

Argentine independent scientists support WHO on glyphosate cancer link

While the rest of the world takes on board the WHO’s verdict and moves forward, the UK Science Media Centre is in denial. Claire Robinson reports

In the wake of the re-classification of glyphosate herbicide as a probable carcinogen by the IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), support has poured in from independent scientists and agencies worldwide. The quotes listed below this article were collected from independent scientists in Argentina by the journalist Dario Aranda (English translation by GMWatch) in an article for the newspaper Pagina12.

For example, one quote is from Rafael Lajmanovich, professor of the Department of Ecotoxicology, National University of Litoral, and a researcher at CONICET, the main national research council of Argentina. Lajmanovich said, "The international scientific community has warned for years, backed up by studies, that glyphosate is carcinogenic. It is good that WHO has recognized this fact.”

Apr 23 14:46

Sainsbury's reveals 800 job losses as it becomes latest under-pressure supermarket to cut costs

Sainsbury's joined rival supermarket chains in a cost-cutting drive today with the announcement of 800 job losses.

Faced with stiff competition from discounters and changing shopping habits, Sainsbury has said it wants to make £500million in cost savings over the next three years.

The chain said it will review its department and deputy manager positions, with more resources invested into other shop-floor roles.

Apr 23 14:17

Cranking Up The Rhetoric – Weaponizing Information

In mid-April, hundreds of U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in western Ukraine to provide training for government troops. The UK had already started its troop-training mission there, sending 75 troops to Kiev in March. [1] On April 14, the Canadian government announced that Canada will send 200 soldiers to Kiev, contributing to a military build-up on Russia’s doorstep while a fragile truce is in place in eastern Ukraine.

Apr 23 11:44

£30bn black hole in Tory spending plans, tax think tank reveals

Chancellor George Osborne is facing a £30 billion black hole in his budgetary plans if he is to honor the Conservative Party’s general election pledges and still meet the party’s deficit-slashing targets by 2020, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.

Apr 23 10:27

£30bn black hole in Tory spending plans, tax think tank reveals

Chancellor George Osborne is facing a £30 billion black hole in his budgetary plans if he is to honor the Conservative Party’s general election pledges and still meet the party’s deficit-slashing targets by 2020, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.

Apr 23 09:31

Britain Plans to Open First Persian Gulf Naval Base by Late 2016

Britain's Ambassador to Bahrain said that the new British naval base will allow the UK to station next-generation aircraft carriers in the region.

Apr 22 11:59

Time to Wake up to some Realities on the Iran Deal

Too many cooks spoil the broth, and that appears to be precisely what the Senate had in mind.

Evidently Obama has concluded that a veto-proof majority in both Houses stood behind the Foreign Relations Committee bill, and reluctantly conceded. But that wrests control of the process out of the hands of the Administration. The Iran deal may have died this afternoon.

To make sense of the events that have led to the current negotiations over Iran’s so-called nuclear ambitions, certain elemental realities should be highlighted:

Apr 22 10:51

WikiLeaks Docs: Sony Chiefs Met With Cameron Ahead of Scottish Referendum

British Prime Minister David Cameron met with representatives from Sony Pictures just ten weeks before the Scottish independence referendum to discuss the release of a TV show based on Scotland's repression under British rule, documents released by WikiLeaks have revealed.

The release of the 'Outlander' TV series, which depicts among other things, 18th century life in Scotland under British rule, was delayed in the UK, heightening suggestions it was done amid concerns over any nationalistic sentiment it may have generated in the lead up to the independence referendum.

Apr 22 10:49

After Lord Janner I now believe the Establishment DOES shamelessly twist justice to protect its own

There was a time when I regarded the idea of an ‘Establishment cover-up’ with a pinch of salt. Was it really plausible that the powers-that-be should act in concert over a prolonged period of time to suppress the truth?

Even if they attempted to do so, surely some decent person would sooner or later speak out, or inform the Press. It seemed unlikely that evil on a vast scale could be concealed more or less indefinitely in what is supposed to be a free and open society.

I’m afraid a succession of sex abuse cases have blown apart my preconceptions. It’s plain beyond any dispute that politicians, senior policemen and members of the security services have conspired to protect abusers because they were considered important, and to deny their victims justice.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA