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Oct 17 12:44

Royal Navy carrier jets will land differently than their American counterparts.

The Royal Navy is currently testing a landing system that will allow its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to fly farther and with greater payloads. The shipborne rolling vertical landing will allow F-35Bs to land on the U.K.’s new carriers with larger payloads, eliminating the need to jettison expensive stores just to land on ships.

Oct 17 11:44

The Framing of Russia

As I have speculated before, and as is now becoming increasingly clear, the “suspects” put in the frame by the UK government were evidently known to its intelligence agencies long before Mark Sedwill’s denial, and in fact before they even reached London, on their way, we are told ad nauseum, to hit the Skripals with toxic perfume.

Obviously that story is not true, but it now appears that the mission assigned to the unwitting Russian couple was much more than simply to be caught on CCTV in the vicinity of the elusive Skripals, and that they were a pivotal part of “Operation Nina” – both in the planning stages and in the extended “action phase”, currently playing out in the media and institutions of the Western world.

Oct 16 14:53

Saving the Holy Land – a "dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinians”… and now "a land in which human beings kill each other”

Stuart Littlewood highlights the “cry of hope in the absence of all hope” of Palestinian Christians living under the jackboot of the Israeli occupiers to help campaigners and civil society keep focus on some of the essential issues in the big struggle ahead. >>

Oct 16 11:09

Brexit BREAKTHROUGH: Gibraltar border row with Spain SOLVED - now onto Ireland

A BREXIT deal for Gibraltar is “almost complete”, the territory’s government has confirmed, leaving the Irish border issue as the final obstacle to securing a withdrawal agreement with Theresa May left with 48 hours to save Brexit.

Oct 16 08:58

New BBC documentary 'Dangerous Dynasty' ignores the West's role in destabilizing Syria

The new BBC2 documentary, 'A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad', should be contrasted with the 2010 BBC4 series 'Syrian School', which eschewed neocon propaganda and allowed us to make our own minds up about Baathist Syria.
Whatever happened to objective film making? Why does everyone today feel that the film or program maker must take sides and not just show us things as they are?

These thoughts were uppermost in my mind when watching the first episode of the 72 Films production, 'A Dangerous Dynasty' last week.

You could say the title was a bit of a giveaway. If you were expecting to see a balanced, intellectual analysis of Baathist rule in Syria, providing historical perspective, and putting the 'House of Assad' in some kind of regional context, you'd have been very disappointed.

Oct 15 17:43

Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock

The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.

The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.

The administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, have already begun to talk to potential suitors and want to hear from others.

But without the funds the project faces being wound up in the coming weeks.

Oct 15 10:12

BEX ALERT - Hunt for Russian sleeper agents 'planning a series of attacks to bring down Britain's internet' after GRU whistleblower, 53, exposes plot

Police are allegedly hunting two Russian sleeper agents who are waiting to 'bring down Britain's internet' with cyber attacks.

It is feared the agents are in disguise working for an Internet Service Provider or a university with access to 'super computers' and are ready to spring into action when Putin gives the word.

They have reportedly been tasked with disrupting trade after Brexit by bringing the internet to a halt in Britain.

Oct 15 08:36

Calls for Commons Speaker John Bercow to QUIT after damning inquiry exposes culture of bullying in Westminster while minister says he intervened to BLOCK historic cases being probed

John Bercow today faced fresh calls to quit as Commons Speaker after a damning inquiry exposed a culture of bullying and harassment at the heart of Parliament.

And he was hit by allegations his office stepped in to block historic cases of abuse in Westminster being investigated after he was hit with bullying claims.

Dame Laura Cox said that a string of male MPs past and present have allegedly lunged, groped and propositioned women.

She lashed the 'institutional failings' in the Commons and warned a culture of 'deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence' exists in Parliament.

Oct 15 07:26

Britain's £406bn debt timebomb: FTSE big guns are sitting on DOUBLE their debt in the run-up to the financial crisis, sparking bond fears

Britain's biggest companies are sitting on a debt 'timebomb' of £406billion – almost double the amount held in the run-up to the financial crisis a decade ago.

Analysis by The Mail on Sunday found debt at companies in the FTSE 100 index of Britain's leading firms, which stood at £236.4 billion in 2008, has risen to extraordinary levels thanks to years of easy credit and low interest rates.

City experts warned that the debt binge could come back to haunt firms after stock markets around the world tumbled last week amid concerns that rising US interest rates will drive up the cost of borrowing and potentially trigger a wave of defaults.

Oct 14 06:47

Female serial killer wants to marry lesbian lover in jail - and she wants taxpayers to fund it

erial killer Joanna Dennehy is planning a legal fight to keep in regular close contact with her prison lover – and wants the ­taxpayer to foot the bill.
The 35-year-old monster is thought to have contacted solicitors over plans to marry another female inmate.

Dennehy is in a segregation unit at Category A HMP Bronzefield after a dramatic suicide attempt.

Oct 13 23:09

Plane mutiny kept a gang rapist in the UK: Somali man whose deportation from the UK was stopped by plane passengers raped a 16-year-old girl in London and his accomplice went on to fight for ISIS

A Somalian whose deportation from Britain was dramatically halted after airline passengers staged a mutiny demanding his release can be exposed today as a convicted gang rapist who was being kicked out of the country because of his sickening crime.

Officials escorting Yaqub Ahmed on a flight from Heathrow to Turkey were forced to abandon his deportation when around a dozen holidaymakers who felt sorry for him angrily intervened shortly before take-off.

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 12 14:24

UK Blocks Replacement Of Diplomats After Novichok Expulsions – Russian Ambassador

The British government is preventing Russia from appointing new diplomats to replace the 23 expelled by London over the Novichok poisoning allegations, the Russian ambassador to the UK said.

“We cannot fill those vacancies because Britain refuses to issue visas to our diplomats,”Alexander Yakovenko said during a press conference on Friday.

Oct 12 09:08

Brexit BRIBERY: Theresa May to hand tens of MILLIONS to ensure DUP backing on EU exit plan

THERESA MAY is set to pay the DUP tens of millions of pounds more in order to ensure she obtains their backing on her Brexit plan, as the Northern Irish allies have threatened to revolt if the EU’s backstop is accepted and Northern Ireland is treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Oct 12 08:56

The Israel lobby’s non-stop attacks on Corbyn will backfire

Not only is the role of pro-Israel partisans in the UK now visible, but their ugly assumptions are under closer scrutiny than ever before

Oct 11 10:23

The Trans-Mafia are complicit in the Making of Monsters

The monster raped two women and stabbed a neighbor. The monster was the placed in a female prison before sexually assaulting two more women

Oct 11 10:03

‘THEY ARE WINNING THE INFO WAR’

‘THEY ARE WINNING THE INFO WAR’: British general ‘does not like’ Photos of Russian Military in Syria
Russia is better than the Western coalition in the “information war” in Syria and Iraq, says British general Felix Gidni.

According to the British general, Western countries must resist Moscow in the informational space, transforming this struggle into an “element of true multifaceted combat.” What he refers to is also known as 4GW, or fourth generation warfare.

“The Russians are really good at this. Better than us,” Gedney said Monday at the annual convention of the Association of the U.S. Army. “We saw a very clever, assiduous information campaign aimed at discrediting the campaign of the coalition. And I would argue [that] in many of our nation’s capitals, we didn’t realize we were being played.”

To illustrate the so-called misinformation, the general highlighted photos of Russian military personnel distributing humanitarian aid in Syria. He called the photos fake, however, did not give any proof of the falsehood.

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(*you don't need "Proof" when you're telling the truth!
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Oct 11 09:59

Trans inmate jailed for Wakefield prison sex offences

A transgender prisoner who sexually assaulted two inmates at a women's jail and had previously raped two other women has been given a life sentence.

Karen White attacked two women in 2017 while on remand at HMP New Hall, in Wakefield, for other offences.

White, 52, who is transitioning, was described as a "predator" who was a danger to women and children.

She must serve a minimum of nine-and-a-half years for rape, sexual assault and wounding, Leeds Crown Court was told.

The court heard White, who was born male and now identifies as a woman, used her "transgender persona" to put herself in contact with vulnerable women.

Oct 11 08:06

Army Launches Investigation Over Meeting Between Soldiers & Tommy Robinson

“We are aware of a photograph and video of a group of Army personnel on social media and are investigating the circumstances surrounding this. Anyone who is in breach of the Army’s values and standards will face administrative action.”

Oct 11 07:11

Has a SECRET Brexit deal already been agreed? Robert Peston makes INCREDIBLE claim

A BREXIT deal was agreed last night which will temporarily keep the UK in the EU’s customs union according to ITV News political editor Robert Peston, in an explosive move which would leave the UK unable to sign its own trade deals.

Oct 11 06:26

London cyclists too white, male and middle class, says capital's cycling chief in vow to tackle diversity 'problem'

Too few women and people from ethnic minority groups cycle in London and more must be done to promote diversity among a largely white, male and middle class biking community, the city’s walking and cycling commissioner has said.

Grand schemes, such as the Cycle Superhighway network of partially-segregated routes linking the suburbs with the centre, are too often perceived as simply a way of getting “middle-aged men cycling faster around the city”, Will Norman acknowledged.

He said he was considering setting diversity targets for London’s cycling population to ensure progress was achieved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is NOT the Onion!

Oct 10 20:06

Cannabis laws could be relaxed in Britain as panel of experts says they have ‘open mind’ on legalisation despite links to mental health problems

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is to review its opposition to the legalisation of cannabis.

The organisation has been wary of moves to decriminalise the drug because of concerns of possible negative effects on users' health.

There is also an association between psychotic illnesses and high-strength varieties of the drug.

But it is now reconsidering its stance due to arguments that legalising cannabis would give the government the power to both regulate its strength and generate tax from its sale.

Oct 10 19:38

Banks face furious reaction for saying their CUSTOMERS should foot the compensation bill for fraud by paying a tax on every transaction they make

UK Finance chief Stephen Jones told MPs on the Treasury committee today that banks shouldn't always have to cover the costs when criminals con people into transferring money out of their accounts.

A tiny levy on each payment made in the UK could be a solution to covering the rising cost of such scam schemes, Mr Jones said.

Oct 10 10:08

'Gay cake' Supreme Court ruling reaction

Ashers general manager Daniel McArthur

"We're particularly pleased the Supreme Court emphatically accepted what we've said all along - we did not turn down this order because of the person who made it, but because of the message itself.

"The judges have given a clear signal today. In fact it couldn't be any clearer.

"Family businesses like ours are free to focus on giving all their customers the best service they can - without being forced to promote other people's campaigns."

Oct 10 08:18

‘Gay cake’ row: Supreme Court rules in favour of Christian bakers

UK’s Supreme Court ruled the refusal by Christian owners of a bakery in Northern Ireland to make a cake bearing the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” to be lawful.

In a high-profile case that lasted four years and cost UK taxpayers £150,000 ($197,316), the court ruled the Ashers bakery in Belfast had not acted in a discriminatory manner by refusing to make the cake with topping in support of same-sex marriage.

Oct 09 09:52

Vomit and used condoms in MPs offices: Parliament’s cleaners complain about partying politicians

Cleaners at the Houses of Parliament complain that they have to clear up used condoms and vomit left by unruly MPs and their aides.

MPs are reportedly to face strict new rules about their behavior. Commons authorities are considering the introduction of a ‘service agreement’ that would cover the appropriate use of workspaces in the Houses of Parliament, the Sunday Times report.

“It’s the type of behaviour you would expect from students enjoying freshers’ week, not MPs and their staff,” a source reported in the Sunday Times said, “but cleaners are being confronted with vomit and used condoms in offices used by MPs and their staff.”

“It should be made clear that the cleaners are not there to clear up after their debauchery and this is not an appropriate use of their office space.”

Oct 08 14:49

After 70 years of abuse, a definition of anti-Palestinian racism

Stuart Littlewood highlights a newly-published definition of anti-Palestinian racism, and an authoritative study which shows the extent of the disinformation campaign behind the claims of “anti-Semitism” in the UK Labour Party. >>

Oct 08 08:27

Facebook's UK tax bill triples to £15.8m despite making £1.2bn AND the social media giant will get an immediate cut thanks to a tax credit

Facebook has been handed its biggest ever UK tax bill - but the tech giant has already managed to slash it by millions by claiming tax relief, it was revealed today.

The social network's corporation tax demand from the Treasury tripled to £15.8million in 2017 but it only had to pay £7.4million, new accounts show.

The reduction came despite British revenues going up a third from £842million to an extraordinary £1.2billion last year and record profits of £62million in those 12 months – up from £58million.

The company, run by Mark Zuckerberg, managed to cut its tax bill by 46 per cent after it awarded shares to its employees.

Oct 08 08:19

UK SENDING 800 TROOPS TO THE ARCTIC TO TARGET RUSSIA

The British Defense Secretary announced that 800 commandos are being deployed into Norway starting next year, and continuing every winter for at least a decade. The troops will join US and Dutch troops there, and are targeting Russia.

Speaking before travelling to Birmingham to make the speech, Mr Williamson said:

“We see Russian submarine activity very close to the level that it was at the Cold War, and it’s right that we start responding to that.

“If we could turn back the clock 10 years many people thought that the era of submarine activity in the High North, in the North Atlantic, and the threat that it posed did disappear with the fall of the Berlin Wall. This threat has really come back to the fore.”

The program is built around claims of Russian aggression, and the idea that global warming will lead Russia to stake out new claims in the far north, near where old Soviet-era bases exist, for natural resources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The goal of this continuous deployment, is aggravating Russia until its leadership does something colossally stupid; and what the British military and civilian leadership have conveniently forgotten, is that, at least under Putin's watch, this probably won't happen.

Putin, on the international stage, and in real life, is a consummate chess player, and is at least 20 moves ahead of anything the US and UK can possibly do to deter him.

Oct 08 08:16

The UK is practicing cyberattacks that could black out Moscow

British defense officials say they have practiced cyber war games that could shut off electricity in Russia’s capital, the Sunday Times (paywall) reports.

The measures are part of a wider range of strategies to hit back at an increasingly assertive Russia—accused of interfering with US elections, cyberattacks on Western targets, and poisoning a former spy on UK soil—without resorting to a full-blown nuclear attack.

“If they sank our aircraft carrier with a nuclear-tipped torpedo, what is our response? There’s nothing between sinking their submarine and dropping a nuclear weapon on northern Kamchatka,” one senior source told the Sunday Times. “This is why cyber is so important; you can go on the offensive and turn off the lights in Moscow to tell them that they are not doing the right things.”

Oct 08 07:57

‘Spend your retirement thinking over your role in Iraq War’ – UK Shadow Chancellor savages spymaster

As comebacks go, being blamed for 500,000 deaths is definitive. That’s the barb British spymaster Richard Dearlove was faced with when his attack on Jeremy Corbyn was put to his greatest ally, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

The spat played out on Sky News’ ‘Ridge on Sunday’ program. First former MI6 boss Sir Richard Dearlove said he was “troubled” over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “past associations.”

Oct 06 22:13

UK war-games cyber attack on Moscow

Defence chiefs have war-gamed a massive cyber-strike to black out Moscow if Vladimir Putin launches a military attack on the West, after concluding that the only other way of hitting back would be to use nuclear weapons.

Oct 06 19:36

Now clapping banned at FOOTBALL MATCHES! Spectators must REMAIN SILENT at youth matches

In a baffling move by Hampshire FA, parents will be prohibited from cheering and clapping during children’s football matches for its ‘Silent Weekend', taking place from 6 to 7 October.

Coaches are also banned from directing their players during the game and must "remain silent" throughout.

Spectators can only perform jazz-hands by silently waving their hands in the air, to avoid “pressurising” the children.

The aim of the initiative is to "create a positive and pressure-free environment in which children can enjoy football and learn to love and develop in the game", bosses have said.

Oct 06 09:08

MI6 regrets helping Vladimir Putin to get elected as Russia’s President, former spy chief says

Sir Richard told the audience that ahead of the Russian presidential election in 2000, he was approached by the KGB asking for MI6 to help Putin, and agreed for the pair to meet in St Petersburg.

At the time of the controversial visit, Downing Street had stressed it ‘was too good an opportunity to miss’ despite uproar from human rights activists and Amnesty International.

Mr Blair became the first western leader to meet with the incoming Russian president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically admitting that Great Britain was meddling in Russia's internal politics.

Oct 05 09:04

Jewish Lesson on Racism

The JVL (Jewish Voice for Labour), a pro Corbyn racially exclusive Jews-only cell that does not accept non Jews into its ranks, is attempting to teach us about racism and anti Semitism.

Oct 05 08:50

Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn

If there's one thing we've learned in the 17 years since Media Lens began, it's that media professionals generally hate being challenged, critiqued or criticised. This fierce antipathetical belligerence underlies the corporate media's total refusal to mention, far less discuss, a recent damning report on how the corporate media have been misreporting Labour and its supposed 'problem' with antisemitism.

The report was published last week by the Media Reform Coalition (MRC), set up in 2011 in the wake of the News International phone hacking scandal, to promote debate about the media and democracy. The MRC coordinates effective action by civil society groups, academics and media campaigners, and is currently chaired by Natalie Fenton, Professor of Communication and Media at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Oct 05 08:24

‘Murder, torture, sexual assault’ - MI5 & informants authorized to commit crimes in UK, court hears

MI5 informants have been granted legal cover to commit crimes within the UK that may include murder, a tribunal into British security services’ alleged criminality has heard.

The policy, allegedly in place since the early 1990s, would potentially allow the Security Service to authorize participation in “murder, torture, sexual assault or other grave criminality” if they believed it was in the public interest, claimed Ben Jaffey QC, representing an alliance of human rights groups.

Speaking to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), Thursday, Jaffey, argued that the practice has enabled British security services to conceal widespread illegal activity from both agents and informants within the UK.

Oct 03 09:08

Jeremy Corbyn and Britain’s Largest Political Party Stand Strong with Palestine at Annual Liverpool Conference

As soon the conference began, one thing was clear: Palestine was going to have a significant place in the discussions and resolutions. What was also clear was that there is a segment within the U.K. Labour Party that is deeply Zionist, opposes Corbyn, and works within the party to undermine him.

Oct 02 20:23

Antidepressant withdrawal 'hits millions'

Millions of people get bad side-effects trying to cut down on or come off antidepressants, a large review says.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence review suggests half of patients have withdrawal symptoms and for half of these the symptoms will be severe.

Patients should be properly warned, it says. The guidance says symptoms are usually mild and clear up in a week.

But it's not uncommon for side-effects to last for weeks, months or longer.

Oct 02 09:23

Art that will reduce you to tears: Tate Modern exhibition on the migrant crisis fires a chemical at visitors that makes them CRY to provoke 'forced empathy'

Tate Modern hopes to get visitors crying with its new Turbine Hall installation tackling migration – with a tear-inducing chemical.

The menthol-based gas, which the museum insists is safe for the general public, will be pumped into a small white room that fits around five people.

Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera, who created the new exhibition, says the box will provoke 'forced empathy' in visitors.

Oct 01 10:16

Britain will send 800 troops to the Arctic to stop Russia grabbing land as the ice caps melt, Gavin Williamson says

In a warning shot to Russia, Gavin Williamson said the Government was drawing up a 'defence Arctic strategy' with hundreds of commandos being deployed to Norway next year

Oct 01 08:07

British firm JCB helps Israel commit war crimes

If the residents don’t comply, Israel is expected to send in its bulldozers any day. It is almost certain they will include machines made by British firm JCB, whose equipment has been used for years to demolish Palestinian property in the occupied West Bank.

Destruction of Khan al-Ahmar would be a war crime under international law, and JCB executives are being warned they could face criminal liability for their role.

Last July, JCB equipment was spotted in the Bedouin villages of Khan al-Ahmar and Abu Nuwwar near East Jerusalem.

British Palestine solidarity activists blocked the entrance to the JCB distribution center in Derby this month to protest the company’s involvement in the demolitions of Palestinian homes.

Sep 28 08:08

Monkeypox nurse's husband who 'caught virus from his wife' waits 12 hours for an ambulance and is told he will be ARRESTED if he steps outside of his home

The husband of the health worker who caught monkeypox at work had to wait 12 hours for an ambulance – even though he was told he needed urgent attention.

The 50-year-old builder, from Fleetwood in Lancashire, was told by health officials to stay inside, in case he had the virus.

They reportedly even threatened the builder – who is convinced he caught the killer virus from his wife – with arrest if he went outside.

He had been suffering from flu-like symptoms and had broken out in spots – a tell-tale sign of the tropical disease – and is now being kept in hospital.

Sep 28 06:45

Loss Of Internet Forces Assange To Step Down From Wikileaks Editor Role

Julian Assange has stepped down as editor-in-chief of Wikileaks because he is unable to access the internet.

His team indicated that a lack of communications leaves his position as editor of the organisation, which publishes secret information, untenable, although he remains its “publisher”.

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Sep 27 18:11

Student editors now being FIRED for daring to state that women don’t have penises… gender lunacy of the intolerant Left reaches whole new level of fascism

A student journalist at Durham University in the United Kingdom was recently kicked to the curb by his school’s student newspaper, ironically named The Bubble, after he retweeted an article on his Twitter account stating that “women don’t have penises.”

Angelos Sofocleous, 24, was told that his accurate identification of human biology on social media represented a “factually incorrect” form of assault against “trans” people who were reportedly “triggered” by the statement. Durham‘s Philosophy Society sent Sofocleous an email that accused his sharing of biological fact as an attempt to “belittle trans experiences.”

Sep 27 11:32

Sun deletes model’s ‘Putin wants to kill me’ story amid claims of Salisbury poisoning hoax

In one of the least surprising developments in an ongoing story, the Sun newspaper has been forced to remove a report from its website in which a Russian model claims Vladimir Putin is trying to kill her.
The article has since been removed “for legal reasons,” and, some are speculating, probably for some ‘truth’ reasons as well.

Russian-born Anna Shapiro and her British husband Alex King were at the center of another poisoning scare in Salisbury last Sunday in an incident that appeared at first to echo the attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the very same city.

The details were compelling, a reported poisoning in another Italian eatery chain in Salisbury (this time Prezzo), a Russian was involved, and the police closed off streets and deployed specialists in hazmat suits.

Sep 27 10:26

Labour Government Would Recognise Palestine As Soon As It Takes Office, Says Corbyn

A Labour government would recognise an independent state of Palestine as soon as it takes office, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Corbyn gave his backing for a Palestinian state during a fringe event organised by Labour Friends of Palestine at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool. The opposition leader said that he wanted to see a “secure and viable” Palestine alongside Israel.

In his address, Corbyn denounced President Donald Trump for moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and for cutting funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The agency provides humanitarian assistance and essential education, health and other services to over five million Palestinian refugees.

Sep 27 10:22

Pro-Israeli Terror Threat at Labour Conference Covered Up By MSM

A fringe venue at the Labour conference was evacuated last night after the screening of a film about my friend Jackie Walker was cancelled by a terrorist bomb threat. Jackie, a black Jewish prominent critic of Israel, is currently among those suspended from the Labour Party over accusations of anti-semitism which are, in her case, nonsense.

What is astonishing is that the state and corporate media, which has made huge play around the entirely fake news of threats to pro-Israel MP Luciana Berger leading to her being given a police escort to protect her from ordinary delegates, has completely ignored this actual and disruptive pro-Israeli threat – except where they have reported the bomb threat, using the big lie technique, as a further example of anti-semitism in the Labour Party!

Sep 27 09:52

Putin has information that Skripal poisoning suspects Petrov and Boshirov are civilians - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has information that two Russia suspects in the Skripal poisoning case were civilians, a Kremlin spokesman said when asked about an investigation that claimed they were Russian intelligence agents.

Putin earlier vouched for Ruslan Boshirov and Aleksandr Petrov, saying they were civilians and had nothing to do with the crime. A report by Bellingcat, a UK-based investigative group, said this week that Boshirov is actually a decorated Russian commando colonel named Anatoly Chepiga.

Sep 26 10:25

Defying Israel lobby, Labour votes for arms freeze

In a historic move, the Labour Party’s annual conference on Tuesday voted to end UK arms sales to Israel.

But The Electronic Intifada has learned that Emily Thornberry, the woman who would become foreign minister were a Labour government elected tomorrow, had privately tried to scupper the motion.

Although Thornberry is a close ally of Labour leader and Palestine solidarity veteran Jeremy Corbyn, she is also a supporter of Labour Friends of Israel and opposes an arms embargo.

Amid a sea of waving Palestinian flags, and chants of “Free Palestine,” delegates debated a motion condemning Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters – more than 140 to date – since the Great March of Return protests began on 30 March.

Sep 26 10:25

UK Labour enables assaults on free speech

On 28 August this year, the New Statesman published an interview with Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s former chief rabbi, in which he described Jeremy Corbyn, the country’s main opposition leader, as “an anti-Semite.”

By way of evidence, Sacks cited comments made by Corbyn in 2013, when the Labour leader and long-standing supporter of Palestinian rights allegedly criticized Zionists for failing to understand English irony. An editorial in the same issue of the London magazine claimed that “Corbyn’s remarks conflated a political position and an identity.”

Even the traditionally Labour-supporting New Statesman, then, was endorsing the anti-Semitism charge.

My initial reaction to these accusations was to dismiss them. How could anyone believe such nonsense?

Sep 26 07:33

Woman billboard removed after transphobia row

A billboard poster bearing the Google definition of the word "woman" has been removed after it was accused of being part of a transphobic campaign.

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull told the BBC she paid £700 to have "woman, women, noun, adult human female" put up.

But it was removed after an LGBT activist complained Ms Keen-Minshull's campaign represented a "hate group".

Sep 26 07:12

Are you forking out £22 a month for a mobile phone handset you've already paid for?

Millions of mobile phone customers are paying an average £22 a month for a handset they already own as firms fail to tell them when the gadget has been paid for.

Citizens Advice research found about four million people with contracts, which bundle together the price of a new phone with call and data charges, keep paying for their handset for six months after their minimum contract term has expired.

This means roughly £490 million was overpaid by mobile users in this way. EE, Vodafone and Three were named as unnecessarily charging for handsets.

Sep 26 07:07

Third monkeypox case hits the UK: Medical professional struck down with virus after treating infected patient

Public Health England revealed the unidentified medic had treated the second patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

However, officials today said the new case had come into contact with the patient before they were confirmed to have monkeypox.

Sep 25 09:22

London Starts 'Resettlement' of White Helmets Activists From Syria to UK

The UK government confirmed on Monday that it had started "resettling" activists of the White Helmets group and their family members from Syria to the United Kingdom.

"Under the well-established practices of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), the Home Office is working closely with UNHCR, the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to resettle [to the United Kingdom] the families [of White Helmets activists]," the statement read.

Earlier in September, Russian Ministry of Defense and Russian Foreign Ministry said that the terrorist groups controlling Idlib province in Syria, in cooperation, with White Helmets, were preparing a provocation using hazardous chemicals in case of Syrian army offensive in the province.

Sep 25 07:22

UK INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ADMITS UNLAWFULLY SPYING ON PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL

Press release from Privacy International
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency, MI5, today admitted that it captured and read Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD) programmes, which hoover up massive amounts of the public’s data. In further startling legal disclosures, all three of the UK’s primary intelligence agencies – GCHQ, MI5, and MI6 – also admitted that they unlawfully gathered data about Privacy International or its staff.

The intelligence agencies have repeatedly denied that their BPD and BCD programmes are tantamount to mass surveillance of people not suspected of any wrongdoing. Documents published today demonstrate that Privacy International, an international NGO, has been caught up in MI5’s investigations because its data was part of the UK intelligence agencies vast databases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister May, you have some explaining to do!!

Sep 24 15:56

UK begins ‘resettling’ White Helmets as refugees

The first Syrian White Helmets have arrived for resettlement to the UK, where officials call them “brave volunteers” and heroes. The group only works in militant-controlled areas and has been seen rubbing shoulders with jihadists.

Sep 24 10:49

Skripals – When the BBC Hide the Truth

On 8 July 2018 a lady named Kirsty Eccles asked what, in its enormous ramifications, historians may one day see as the most important Freedom of Information request ever made. The rest of this post requires extremely close and careful reading, and some thought, for you to understand that claim.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

1: Why did BBC Newsnight correspondent Mark Urban keep secret from the licence payers that he had been having meetings with Sergei Skripal only last summer.

2: When did the BBC know this?

3: Please provide me with copies of all correspondence between yourselves and Mark Urban on the subject of Sergei Skripal.

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Eccles

Sep 23 05:53

Hitler 'stopped advancing on British troops at Dunkirk for a PEACE treaty' author claims

A British writer believes he may have uncovered the mystery behind Hitler's decision to stop German troops advancing on Allied Forces at Dunkirk - despite having them almost surrounded ... Hitler's attempt at a peace treaty with Britain was rejected by the Prime Minister on Oct. 10, 1939 ... but Mr Davis claims the dictator may have tried again during the Battle of Dunkirk. He added: "What is known is that on the day Hitler stopped the troops advancing his generals reported in their diaries that he was in very good humour and told them the war would be over within days or weeks. Ten days after the German tanks began to attack France, General Jodl wrote in his diary that the Führer was 'beside himself with joy,' adding that he was 'working on the peace treaty.' After which he [Hitler] told them he would make a 'just peace' settlement with Britain."

Sep 22 22:03

Brexit: Labour 'would back members' on new vote, says leadership

Labour's leader and deputy leader say they would be ready to back another EU referendum if party members want one.

Leader Jeremy Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror he was not calling for a new vote but would "adhere to" any decision made at this week's party conference.

And deputy leader Tom Watson, speaking to the Observer, said the view of party members must be respected.

It comes as a poll for the newspaper suggests 86% of members want a vote on the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

Sep 22 10:44

British Spies Hacked Belgian Telecom Firm on UK Government Orders - Reports

Belgian prosecutors' report supported previous claims made by Edward Snowden that British GCHQ had been intercepting communications at NATO HQ and key European institutions for at least two years.

The operation had a codename “Operation Socialist” and was conducted by the British intelligence service GCHQ, the Guardian reported. Belgian Justice minister, Koen Geens, has confirmed that he received the report from the prosecutors and would discuss it with country’s national security council, led by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Sep 22 10:43

Unlocked and Unloaded: The Top Crises Facing Britain's Crumbling Military Today

The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) may soon be unable to run its nuclear deterrent, Trident, due to massive budget cuts and a lack of sufficient personnel skilled in engineering, according to a report by the country’s parliament. This is however, only the latest in a litany of issues to torment the UK’s military establishment.

Past decisions by the British government to delay maintenance of its Trident nuclear submarines have rendered the program "not fit for purpose," according to a new report by the Public Accounts Committee.

The report's authors also make the argument that Trident could be negatively impacted upon by Brexit, due to the system's reliance on imported materials from other EU countries, as well as possible difficulties in bringing in much-needed skilled engineers from the continent to work across the 13 sites that house the nuclear submarines.

Sep 22 03:43

Interview: Miko Peled gives an insider's views on the Zionist project

"'Only a focused and well coordinated strategy to delegitimise and bring down the Zionist regime can bring justice to Palestine. BDS has the best potential for that.'

"Miko Peled, an Israeli general’s son and himself a former Israeli soldier, is nowadays a noted peace activist and a tireless worker for justice in the Holy Land. He is considered to be one of the clearest voices calling for support of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against the Zionist regime and for the creation of a single democracy with equal rights on all of historic Palestine.

Sep 21 11:50

The UK Government Is Planning To Set Up A Regulator For The Internet

BuzzFeed News has obtained details of plans being drawn up by ministers that also include a compulsory code of conduct and age verification for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Sep 21 11:25

Russian Bombers Carry Out Scheduled Arctic Ocean Flights, Shadowed by UK Jets

Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers have conducted scheduled flights over neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Russian Defense Ministry said late on Thursday.

"Two strategic Tu-160 bombers carried out a planned flight over the neutral waters of the basins of the Barents, Norwegian and Northern seas. Aviation support for the long-range aircraft was provided by the crews of MiG-31 fighters," the statement read.

The flight’s duration was more than 14 hours, according to the ministry.
"At separate stages of the route, Russian aircraft were shadowed by Eurofighter Typhoon and F-16 fighters of the Royal Air Force," the ministry noted.

Sep 21 10:11

CHEQUERS HITS CHECKMATE Theresa May takes a Brexit battering after EU leaders tear up her Chequers plan

THERESA May was plunged into a fresh Brexit crisis after the EU tore up her Chequers plan for a deal in front of her eyes.

The shell-shocked PM took an extraordinary and unexpected savaging from Europe’s leaders at the dramatic end of a summit in Salzburg.

Sep 20 11:14

The Israel lobby’s non-stop attacks on Corbyn will backfire

Back in the 1950s, the US intelligence community coined a term: "blowback". It referred to the unintended consequences of a covert operation that ended up damaging one’s own cause.

There are mounting indications that the intensifying campaign by the Israel lobby in the UK against Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the parliamentary opposition, is starting to have precisely such self-harming repercussions.

In the three years since he was elected to lead the Labour party, Corbyn has faced non-stop accusations that his party has an endemic "anti-Semitism problem", despite all evidence to the contrary. Of late, Corbyn himself has become the chief target of such allegations.

Last week the Daily Mail led a media mauling of Corbyn over disparaging comments he made in 2013 about a small group of pro-Israel zealots who had come to disrupt a Palestinian solidarity meeting. His reference to them as "Zionists", it was claimed, served as code for "Jews" and was therefore anti-Semitic.

Sep 20 10:29

European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

Brexit rhetoric heats up with EU leaders denouncing UK's plan, and France's Macron calling its proponents 'liars'.

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Sep 20 09:50

Salisbury incident: Hoax 'likely' to be one line of inquiry

On Tuesday, Mr King's wife, Anna Shapiro, 30, told the Sun that the Russian state had poisoned her and her husband in Prezzo.

The paper reported it was "what security sources fear was a suspected rat poison attack".

Ms Shapiro is a model and an Israeli citizen of Russian heritage.

A spokesman for the Sun told the BBC: "Like any newspaper, we were keen to talk to those at the centre of the incident and give them the opportunity to share with the public their version of events."

The article has since been removed from the newspaper's website "for legal reasons".

..because it was easily discredited bullshit.

Sep 20 09:28

Is the “deep state” trying to undermine Corbyn?

The denial to me of Commons security clearance and a raft of hostile stories suggests the intelligence services may be working to block the election of a Labour government.

Sep 20 09:23

MAY UNDER FIRE David Davis accuses Theresa May of being a ‘bigger menace to British voters’ than EU and says Chequers plan is ‘devoid of democracy’

DAVID Davis will accuse Theresa May of being “devoid of democracy” in his most blistering attack on her Chequers plan yet.

Speaking in Munich,he will say the Prime Minister is a bigger menace to voters than Brussels by trying to railroad her compromise plan through the Cabinet and Commons.

Sep 20 09:16

UK’s Def Sec Gavin ‘Russia should shut up’ Williamson tours Ukraine’s ‘frontline’

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has visited Ukraine and toured the eastern part of the country, where Ukrainian officials told him how they are fighting against a “Russian aggression.”

Two regions of Ukraine are divided between rebel-controlled parts and those under control of the central government in Kiev. Ukrainian officials regularly host tours for foreign dignitaries to show off its military, which, Kiev insists, is fighting Russian aggression rather than its own people who rejected the 2014 armed coup in Kiev.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is the latest such visitor to be snatched by hosts and brought to what can be loosely called the frontline. Gen. Sergey Naev, the commander of Ukraine’s military crackdown on the rebels personally told the visiting Briton about his successes and needs and “thanked the government and the people of Britain for supporting Ukraine in her fight with the insidious enemy,” as the Facebook page of his task force put it.

Sep 20 09:15

Barclays customers hit by online glitch

Frustrated Barclays customers have been locked out of their online accounts for hours today.

The problem began on Thursday morning and hit the Barclays website and telephone banking.

The bank said it had "technical problems" that it was working to fix and that its mobile phone app was working as normal.

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