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Oct 21 08:58

Fury as 'poor man's Cromwell' Speaker John Bercow BLOCKS Boris Johnson from holding a 'meaningful' vote on his Brexit deal today - as PM faces desperate battle with MPs tomorrow to get legislation through Commons for 'do or die' Halloween date

Speaker John Bercow today sparked fury by blocking Boris Johnson's latest bid to trigger a vote on his Brexit deal.

MPs denied the PM 'in principle' approval for his deal over the weekend, instead postponing the showdown and obliging him to ask the EU for an extension.

And in his latest dramatic intervention in the Brexit process this afternoon, Mr Bercow turned down a fresh effort to stage the vote.

Tories accused the Speaker - who is meant to be an independent referee on Parliamentary rules - of 'sabotage' to stop Brexit, branding him a 'poor man's Cromwell'.

Oct 20 20:40

How dare they take us for fools: DANIEL HANNAN blasts MPs who claim they only want to avoid No Deal and then dodge a vote on one

It is not their dishonesty that rankles. It is the insult to our intelligence.

For three years, Labour and Lib Dem MPs have twisted and turned, seeking to wriggle out of the promises they had given in advance to accept the referendum result.

In the process, they have smashed up our constitution. They have ignored the norms on which our democracy rests. They have torn precedent to shreds.

They have politicised the Speaker’s chair. They have turned us against one another. They have made our country a laughing stock abroad.

Yet still they carry on, telling us their unconstitutional schemes are somehow all about upholding our constitution, claiming that their contempt for democracy is about trusting the people.

On Saturday, they reached their lowest point yet. Having gone to court to demand that MPs have a ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit terms, they chose, when the moment came, to avoid that vote.

Oct 19 16:31

The House of Fools: Britain could have begun to heal today after the end of our Brexit purgatory but MPs instead subjected us to more agonising delay

It was the moment an exasperated nation let out a collective howl of frustration.

At precisely 2.50pm today, when Britain might finally have hoped to move ahead with Brexit, Commons Speaker John Bercow announced that MPs had again voted – by 322 to 306 – for more delays to the seemingly interminable process.

But a defiant Boris Johnson immediately vowed not to be beaten by the 'wreckers', saying any further delays to his October 31 deadline would be 'pointless, expensive and corrosive of public trust'.

And last night his ploy to outmanoeuvre the Brexit blockers was revealed, as he sent not just one letter to the EU, but three – one asking for an extension, as Parliament had compelled him to do, and two more making it clear it was not the Government's wish.

Oct 19 16:30

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Can't our political class grasp this isn't a game and they're not in a college debating society?

We cannot stand much more of this. The national blood pressure has reached danger point. Can our political class really not grasp that they are no longer free to behave as if they were playing teenage games in a college debating society?

Each repeated failure by Parliament to agree on an orderly exit from the EU puts more strain on our constitution. Faith in the House of Commons as a place of wisdom, experience and responsibility, already weakening, has almost entirely gone.

Nor will it quickly recover. As the Prime Minister so rightly said during yesterday’s debate, the behaviour of MPs is corroding the public’s trust. Much more of this, and our whole tradition of parliamentary politics may be in danger. There is a feverish, short-tempered mood abroad in the country and it would be unwise for anyone to ignore it.

Oct 18 16:58

Brexit history made today: 1,212 days since referendum MPs to pass deal by just TWO votes

Calculations by the Daily Express show that Mr Johnson could get the deal over the line by just two votes after Labour MP Melanie Onn offered her support last night.

She urged fellow Labour MPs to "use this unique chance to help us move on and get back to helping our constituents".

"The risk of letting this final shot at a deal slip through our fingers is too great.

"Our collective hope rests on brave Labour MPs, and indeed others, who can see that," she said.

Ms Onn is one of several Labour MPs who have signalled they will back the PM.

So far 15 MPs have said they would switch to backing Mr Johnson’s new deal having voted against Theresa May’s doomed withdrawal agreement earlier this year.

Oct 17 15:44

A boost for workers’ rights that could win Labour round: Boris Johnson pledges set ‘highest possible standards’ into LAW – despite Jeremy Corbyn saying deal is a ‘race to the bottom’

Moderate Labour MPs could be persuaded to back the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal after he offered a series of sweeteners on workers’ rights.

Speaking in Brussels last night, Boris Johnson said he would ‘gladly’ make a commitment to maintain the ‘highest possible standards’ on environmental and social protections.

And the Daily Mail understands that Downing Street is now offering to write them into the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to make them legally binding.

Oct 17 15:43

Jeremy Corbyn rejects PM’s ‘sell-out deal’… 26 minutes before it is published! Labour leader is criticised for trashing agreement won by Boris Johnson without reading it

Jeremy Corbyn was criticised for rejecting Boris Johnson’s EU deal soon after it was announced yesterday – almost half an hour before the details were revealed.

The Labour leader, who has repeatedly promised to deliver the people’s wishes on Brexit, claimed the deal ‘should be rejected’ shortly after Mr Johnson revealed that an agreement had been reached.

He described it as a ‘sell-out deal’ – even though the legal text of the withdrawal deal was not actually published for another 26 minutes.

Mr Corbyn also confirmed he would support a referendum on the deal before it comes into effect – a proposition that would delay Britain’s leaving date further.

Oct 17 15:37

If MPs snatch disaster from the jaws of victory, they'll never be forgiven

So what exactly is new about this deal? First, there is a new 'protocol' to obviate the need for the Irish backstop.

Northern Ireland would remain in the UK customs territory but stay closely aligned to the European single market. Significantly, it would also benefit from any new trade deals we strike, giving it the best of both worlds.

There would be no border checks on the island of Ireland, but goods travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland would be subject to customs inspection.

If those goods were to be sold on to an EU country, the UK would collect tariffs on the bloc's behalf.

This is, of course, a delicate change, as some argue it places a customs barrier down the Irish Sea.

Oct 17 15:34

Boris' Brexit deal overwhelmingly backed by Brits...MPs told JUST DO IT! – Exclusive poll

In a further sign that the public is fed up with the Brexit deadlock the ComRes poll showed that nearly half of Remainers how agree that Mr Johnson’s agreement means it is time to leave the EU. Overall, some 40 per cent of voters said they support Mr Johnson’s deal compared to 31 per cent who don’t.

The comprehensive survey, which was carried out today, also showed that almost nine in ten (85 per cent) future Conservative voters support the new Brexit deal, as do more than half of Brexit Party voters (54 per cent), approaching one in five Lib Dem voters (17 per cent) and one in ten Labour voters (13 per cent).

Two thirds of 2016 Leavers say they support Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal (66 per cent), as do one in five 2016 Remainers (19 per cent).

Oct 17 09:46

VIDEO – GLOBAL WARMING PROTESTERS IN BRITAIN ARE BEING PAID $500 A WEEK BY GEORGE SOROS TO PROTEST!

George Soros should be arrested and thrown in prison and have all of his money and assets forfeited to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of dealing with these radical leftists protesters.

Oct 17 09:44

Commuters who attacked Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters could face police investigation - latest news

The stupid police have just made heroes and martyrs out of these heroic Brits. The people will eventually turn on their government and have a little thing called a Revolution to get their country back. Go Brits!

The actions of commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters from the roof of a train are being investigated by the police as it emerged one of the activists is a Buddhist teacher.

British Transport Police have made eight arrests after protesters climbed on top of roofs of Underground carriages on Thursday morning.

Oct 17 09:41

New Developments in the Skripal Case Reveal it for the Sham it Always Was.

Earlier this month (October 2019) however, the Coroners Court issued a public statement in which is announced that the inquest into Dawn Sturgess’ death had been adjourned indefinitely.

This is an extraordinary development. It means in effect that the whole of the allegations made over the preceding 18 months, about the cause of death, the persons allegedly responsible, and all the political and propaganda barrage that went with it has now effectively being abandoned.

The Coroner’s Court cannot establish to the requisite standard how Ms Sturgess died, much less the identity of any individual or government that might be responsible.

As might be expected, the announcement by the British coroner has been met with a studied silence why the western media. The linking of Ms Sturgess’ death to the alleged activities of two Russian citizens seen in Salisbury on the day the Skripal’s became ill, and the lurid allegations about their alleged activities, have similarly collapsed.

Oct 17 09:31

WATCH: Climate Protesters Climbing on London Underground Trains Physically Removed by Angry Public

The Brits are fighting back now. They have had enough of the Sor's bought and paid for bums disrupting their lives!
Wish Americans would grow a set and do the same!

Extinction Rebellion protesters attempting to bring the London Underground subway system to a halt by climbing on top of trains got a sense of how much support they enjoy among ordinary members of the public when angry commuters pelted them with rubbish and physically dragged them back to the platform.

Oct 17 08:16

British Chief Of Police Warns "Misgendering" People Is A Form Of "Abuse"

...amidst soaring violent crime and stabbings across the country.

Oct 17 06:46

Extinction Rebellion CANCELS plan for Gatwick demo after furious East London commuters drag them off roof of Tube train and rough them up

As their eco-protest enters its 11th day XR activists launched a co-ordinated strike on three London Underground stations, clambering on top of carriages and glueing themselves to doors despite Monday's city-wide ban issued by the Met Police.

But their efforts to disrupt public transport were met with a furious backlash from commuters, industry groups and politicians leading one XR spokesman to admit the move had been a 'huge own goal'.

A hastily-deleted tweet comparing themselves to icon of the nonviolent black civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, was also met with opprobrium from social media users.

Video surfaced from Canning Town station of a protester seemingly being beaten and kicked by angry workers on the station platform having been dragged bodily from the top of a train.

Oct 16 07:27

Voters back getting Brexit done: Major poll finds 54% believe the UK should honour the 2016 referendum - but younger people and Scots would still rather stay in the EU

Some 54 per cent of the public still believe the verdict from the national ballot three years ago should be honoured, according to a major poll.

That compares to 32 per cent who said they opposed fulfilling the democratic mandate, and 14 per cent who said they did not know.

Oct 16 07:21

Britain's porn ban is SCRAPPED: Plans to make users prove they are over 18 to view adult content are scrapped amid backlash from websites and privacy fears

Plans to introduce the world's first online porn law designed to stop children accessing pictures and videos were shelved by the government today.

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced that a new law forcing people to prove they are 18 or over to access content would not be going ahead.

The legislation had already been delayed twice, including in July, after organisations including the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) questioned how effective it would be.

Oct 16 07:19

DUP pulls the rug on Brexit deal: Boris Johnson's hopes of agreement at EU summit crumble as unionists condemn Northern Ireland 'consent' plan - with the PM now looking doomed to miss his 'do or die' October 31 deadline

Boris Johnson's hopes of honouring his 'do or die' vow to deliver Brexit by Halloween look to be crumbling today after the DUP pulled the rug.

UK and EU negotiators are frantically trying to find a way through the deadlock in time for tomorrow's Brussels summit.

But the delicate process has been derailed by objections from the DUP, who complained that the mechanism for getting 'consent' from the people of Northern Ireland breaks the Good Friday Agreement - saying unionists should have a veto.

Oct 15 18:10

Worsening drug shortages are causing patients to be admitted to hospital because they can't get vital medications pills to prevent seizures and anaphylaxis

Worsening drug shortages have caused some patients to be admitted to hospital, a major survey has revealed.

One in four pharmacists said their patients have come to harm because they could not get vital medication, a poll by the Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) found.

Some chemists told the pharmacy union that people with epilepsy have suffered seizures because of a shortage of anti-epileptic drugs.

Another patient was admitted to hospital with anaphylactic shock because shortages meant they were not able to get epipens to keep at home.

The survey of 1,000 pharmacists also found that some patients are having to go without potentially life-saving stroke prevention pills.

Oct 15 18:08

Now trans and gay hate crime will mean SIX months in jail after judges are ordered to crack down with harsher sentences than those that are given for domestic burglaries

Judges have been ordered to hand out tough jail terms in a crackdown on transgender and homophobic hate crimes.

Offenders found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexuality should get at least six months in prison, new sentencing guidelines state.

And there should be a six-year jail sentence for those convicted of the worst cases of intolerance against gay or transgender people.

The instructions, released yesterday by the judge-led Sentencing Council – the statutory body that recommends punishment levels – mean transgender hate offences will receive harsher sentences than domestic burglaries.

Oct 15 15:47

NHS chief says that GP surgeries should send MMR jab reminders to parents by text message and scour records for unvaccinated patients

Duncan Selbie calls on family doctors to go through the 'painstaking task' of searching their records to hunt for unvaccinated patients.

Families which have slipped through the net should be called or sent text reminders inviting them to the surgery, he says.

Mr Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, also calls on the NHS to offer more vaccination clinics outside normal working hours.

Oct 15 15:45

The Smart Meter snoopers... already in homes as part of a little-known £20m plan to track energy habits

Tens of thousands of families are being tracked in a multi-million-pound government scheme to let tech firms access their smart meter data.

At least 20 companies are being given a share of £20 million to develop products that can be used alongside smart meters.

Those involved say the aim is to help households make further energy savings — but one of the firms entrusted with taxpayers' money has previously boasted of being able to 'monetise' highly personalised consumer data.

The same company is currently working with Amazon to enable customers to ask its virtual assistant Alexa how much power they have used and when.

The Government wants all UK homes to have a smart meter to monitor power usage by 2024, but the bodged rollout is set to cost at least £13 billion.

Oct 13 20:41

Extinction Rebellion PAYING protestors £200,000 to cause chaos and grind London to a halt

EXTINCTION REBELLION is paying its campaigners up to £400 a week to cause chaos on the streets of the UK, it has been revealed.

Protesters have received payments of more than £200,000 since the beginning of the movement. The demonstrators are demanding urgent action on climate change claiming “the government has failed to protect us”. The documents, seen by the Mail on Sunday, revealed activists have been paid more than £200,000 since the start of the scheme, the cost of the payments is increasing by at least £40,000 a month and activists are targeting high net worth individuals for more funds.

The documents have also shown the protest group spent £5,000 on a camping tour of Europe for key members.

Oct 13 14:06

Thomas Cook collapse a big threat to Spain's tourist industry

"We have the hotels here, open and waiting - but the customers can't get here," says Ramón Estalella, head of Spain's leading hotelier association.

The sudden collapse last month of one of Europe's biggest travel groups, Thomas Cook, ruined the holidays of 600,000 stranded tourists.

Hundreds of thousands more had trips booked when the news was announced.

But for parts of Spain's tourist sector, Thomas Cook's demise is also an existential threat.

The economic future of industry workers and staff at Thomas Cook's local suppliers and subsidiaries is at stake.

Oct 13 13:59

Queen’s Speech bombshell: John Bercow and co will cost YOU thousands tomorrow

JOHN BERCOW and House of Commons’ staff will wear their official uniforms for the Queen’s Speech tomorrow – and their traditional garments have cost the British taxpayer almost £12,000 in 2019, Express.co.uk can reveal.

Oct 11 07:19

New plot for second referendum revealed: Tory and Labour Remainers plan to unite to ambush Boris Johnson and force a 'public vote' through Parliament when Commons meets for special Saturday sitting

Opposition MPs and Brexit rebels are planning to ambush Boris Johnson and force him to hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Labour's Hilary Benn said he was looking at ways to get MPs to support a 'people's vote' when the Commons returns for a special Saturday sitting on October 19.

Those behind the plan want a lengthy Brexit extension and a new referendum by the end of March next year – with a general election only following afterwards.

Oct 11 05:51

Winston Churchill – Traitor and Murderer

“World history: There are two world histories. One is the official and full of lies, destined to be taught in schools – the other is the secret history, which harbours the true causes and occurrences.” Honore de Balzac

Winston Churchill; the man voted in a newspaper poll as the ‘greatest ever Englishman,’ was actually an evil, self-serving, narcissistic, opportunistic, hypocritical, treacherous, traitorous, perverted paedophile and a murdering psychopath.

Preposterous you say? Read on and see if you still believe this statement to be untrue at the end of this article…

The truth about Winston Churchill is that he was a menace to liberty, and a disaster for Britain, for Europe, for the United States of America, and for Western civilisation itself.

Oct 10 11:28

Absent-minded James Bond film crew sparks TERROR SCARE at UK air base, get hundreds evacuated

A crew shooting the latest James Bond installment caused mass panic at the UK’s largest Royal Air Force (RAF) base, after careless workers left their van at the military facility following a day of filming.

Brize Norton airbase was hosting technicians working on scenes for ‘No Time To Die’, but the routine film shoot seems to have gone terribly awry. The crew reportedly left a van at the base that had an expired security pass. The discovery of the sketchy van sent the base into crisis mode, prompting the evacuation of an estimated 400 people while sniffer dogs and bomb squads combed the area.

Oct 09 18:45

Piers Morgan rages at Extinction Rebellion founder 'Practice what you preach!

“With respect, answer my question, do you have a TV at home? Do your kids use iPads and computers? Yes or no? Can you answer these questions? Do you walk your kids to school?” Piers grilled.

After strumbling over a few words, Skeena said: “It’s not relevant to the planet emergency.”

“Do you see the problem with all this? You go on about ‘My kids can’t get out of bed because they’re all so terrified,’ I’m not surprised they're terrified because your mum’s telling them everyday the planet’s about to end, and yet, I bet your own carbon footprint, for all the stuff I’ve just mentioned is terrible," Piers added.

“So why don’t you give up your computers, give up your television, give up your air conditioning, walk your kids to school, get a bike to the studio. Why don’t you practice what you preach!” The presenter raged.

Oct 09 18:41

EU considers major climbdown to hand Boris Brexit deal victory in last minute panic

EUROPEAN UNION leaders could be about to offer Boris Johnson a major concession in a desperate bid to revive Brexit talks ahead of next week’s crunch summit.

EU capitals are considering a unilateral exit clause from the controversial Northern Ireland backstop after a set number of years. Under the plans, the Northern Ireland Assembly would be handed a vote on whether to continue with or revoke the measure, as long as both communities in the province agree to it. This could essentially set a five-year time-limit to the backstop, which would be seen as a huge victory for the Prime Minister.

Oct 09 18:40

Extinction Rebellion mocked for 'trying to hide' diesel generator in protest camp

EXTINCTION REBELLION has been mocked after a video surfaced of the group powering one of its camps using pollution-emitting diesel generators.

Oct 08 14:57

‘Overwhelmingly unlikely’: BoJo’s Brexit plan in tatters as Merkel reportedly dismisses chances of a deal

German Chancellor Merkel has reportedly warned UK PM Boris Johnson that unless he is willing to accept Northern Ireland staying in the Customs Union, then the chances of a Brexit deal being agreed are “overwhelmingly unlikely.”

Oct 06 11:19

Army forgets to cast white women in its new PC advert: Chiefs put out last-minute appeal for Caucasian soldiers after focusing 'too much' on minorities in their latest TV campaign

Army chiefs have issued a last-minute plea for white female soldiers to appear in a recruitment campaign after focusing 'too hard' on finding ethnic minority troops for the TV adverts.

Filming of the £1million 2020 Army Belonging campaign will begin in Morocco tomorrow on a sandy set intended to recreate the battlefields of Afghanistan.

But just days before cameras were due to roll, top brass realised they had not recruited enough white women to take part – while all the roles for troops from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds were filled.

Oct 06 11:05

Girls are skipping school to avoid sharing gender neutral toilets with boys after being left to feel unsafe and ashamed

Gender-neutral toilets in schools have left girls feeling unsafe and even put their health at risk, parents and teachers have warned.

Girls who are menstruating are so anxious about sharing facilities with boys that some are staying at home for fear of being made to feel 'period shame'.

With a growing number of both primary and secondary schools installing unisex toilets, some girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day.

Others are so fearful they have stopped drinking liquids at school.

Oct 06 10:56

Lib Dem humiliation: Jo Swinson's party nosedives in new voting poll as Conservatives soar

New polling from Opinium Research, shows 38 percent of the public would vote for the Tories. The poll, shared by Britain Elects, saw Labour stuck on 23 percent. However, it was the Lib Dems that saw the biggest shift as the public ditched the party.

Data now shows only 15 percent would vote for Jo Swinson’s group - down by five percent.

That is only three points about the Brexit Party.

The poll was carried out between October 3 and 4.

Oct 05 22:13

UK weather: Britain hit by SNOW in 10 days as forecasters warn COLDEST winter for 70 years

Flagging solar activity leading to cooler than normal Gulf Stream waters will in part drive the cold weather, he added.

It could mean Britain is gearing up for one of the most savage winters on record rivalling the mega-chiller of 1963 – the coldest for 200 years.

Mr Madden said: “The unusually cold weather will in part be due to a period of low solar activity.

“This is relevant as solar energy effects ocean currents including the Gulf Stream currents which have a knock-on effect on the jet stream brining cold air in the UK and bringing these weather patterns.

“Applying these factors to long-range weather indications can successfully allow us to identify cold weather patterns coming up.

“Similar methods have allowed us to identify some previous record-breaking cold weather events such as those seen in 2010 and 2013 when cold weather lasted into spring.”

Oct 04 07:38

HomeUK NewsFreezing to death: Unheated homes killed over 16,000 people across UK last winter, govt watchdog finds

Staggering energy prices are taking a toll on those unable to pay their bills, a UK regulator has admitted, confirming that thousands of people may have died because of fuel poverty and lack of heating during winter.
The most vulnerable households spend more on their energy bills than wealthier ones, and “can therefore be at greater risk of fuel poverty,” according to a comprehensive new study by the Office of Gas and Energy Markets (Ofgem) on Thursday.

Fuel poverty, a common UK term for customers who cannot afford to keep adequately warm at an affordable cost, “increases the risk that people [will] develop ill health,” it acknowledged.

Over winter 2017-18, we estimate that fuel poverty may have contributed to 5,500 excess winter deaths and that 16,500 excess winter deaths may have been linked to people living in cold homes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelieable: the British government kills its own poor with hypothermia, because these people cannot afford the fuel to heat their homes?!?!?

The Brits could use a no-confidence, snap election right the hell now, to get these monsters who created this horrific suffering, out of office!!

Oct 04 07:22

Freezing to death: Unheated homes killed over 16,000 people across UK last winter, govt watchdog finds

Staggering energy prices are taking a toll on those unable to pay their bills, a UK regulator has admitted, confirming that thousands of people may have died because of fuel poverty and lack of heating during winter.

Oct 04 07:15

Forced to use transgender pronouns: Doctor speaks out after tribunal rules Bible ‘incompatible with human dignity’

A British doctor has warned that a dangerous precedent has been set after a tribunal ruled that he was rightfully terminated for refusing to use transgender pronouns, and that his Christian values clash with those of UK society.

Dr. David Mackereth was fired from his job at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after telling his manager that in a hypothetical scenario, he would never “call any 6-foot tall bearded man madam.”

Oct 02 22:20

Thomas Cook staff want answers: 53,000 sign petition questioning boss bonuses

ALMOST 200 former Thomas Cook cabin crew marched in Westminster ­yesterday to protest over the firm’s shocking collapse.

The furious flight attendants gathered outside Parliament to demonstrate about the fiasco which left 9,000 staff without jobs. As they handed in a 53,000-name petition in Downing Street they demanded to know why directors were paid millions as they took the firm down. Last week’s collapse of the holiday giant is being probed by the Commons’ business committee.

Oct 02 15:23

Brexit or greedy big pharma? UK pharmacies on a ‘knife-edge’ amid growing drug shortages

The UK is suffering from a serious drug shortage that affects all 36 categories of medicine, according to a new survey. The crisis has been attributed to a number of factors – none of them related to Brexit.

Druggists are struggling to explain the medicine shortfall to “angry and desperate” patients, according to a survey of 420 pharmacy professions released by Chemist and Druggist magazine.

The shortfall has hit all major medicine categories, from laxatives to anti-fungal drugs.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs – used to treat female menopause – have the most severe supply problems, with 84 percent of respondents struggling to get hold of these products.

There are also not enough contraceptives (reported by 67 percent of pharmacy staff) as well as supply issues with anti-epileptic drugs (noted by 58 percent of respondents).

Oct 01 11:37

Academic freedom in the Zionists’ crosshairs: On the liberty to teach, pursue and discuss knowledge without restriction

"It takes years to build academic institutions, departments, libraries and research facilities. Apparently, it takes one determined lobby to ruin the future of American scholarship." >>

Oct 01 09:28

UK: ‘Anti-racism’ conference banned white people from speaking

The Edinburgh University has been accused of supporting ‘blatant racism’ for having hosted a supposed ‘anti-racism’ conference which banned white people from speaking.

The conference, called ‘Resisting Whiteness 2019’, took place over the weekend and was organized by a group which purports to oppose racism and describes itself as a QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) organization.

The event’s organizers allege that it seeks to ‘amplify the voices of people of color’ and to give ‘people of color a platform to talk’, the Telegraph reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Racism in reverse is still racism.

Oct 01 09:27

Khan’s London: 16-strong Knife Gang Singles Out White Victims

A 16-strong knife gang targetted a group of young athletes in London’s Finsbury Park, robbing and threatening to kill the three white people in the group but telling the black people with them “You’re good.”

The six victims, while walking home through the eponymous park, found “They were being tailed by one of [the gang] on a bike,” recalled Adrian Klemens, a coach at the Dynamic Sports Academy, in comments reported by the Islington Gazette.

“Then there were 16 of them. They circled them and picked one [of the victims] off to the side and said: ‘Give me your phone or I will stab you — put in your Apple Pay password’,” Klemens continued.

Sep 30 19:02

The Shot Heard Round the World: The Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Shot Heard Round the World:
The Battles of Lexington and Concord

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare

Sep 30 07:56

Health secretary 'looking seriously' at compulsory vaccines for schoolchildren

The health secretary has said he is "looking very seriously" at making vaccinations compulsory for all children going to school in England.

Some experts have suggested it may be necessary to address falling rates of immunisation and a surge in diseases like measles.

Matt Hancock told an event at the Tory conference he had taken legal advice this week on how to go about it.

Unvaccinated children were "putting other children at risk", he said.

Sep 30 07:44

It's A Numbers Game In The Coup To Stop Johnson And Brexit

I told you the other day that there was a coup underway by the elites I call The Davos Crowd. It started with the British Supreme Court overturning centuries of the balance of powers and ended with the Democrats in Congress announcing impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

When the decision came down from the Supreme Court I began my weekly article for Strategic Culture Foundation. In that piece I outline what the dynamics are and what the options were for both sides of the Brexit conundrum.

Sep 30 06:06

TWITTER EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE IS BRITISH ARMY ‘PSYOPS’ SOLDIER – REPORT

SOURCE: RT
A high-level Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is also a part-time British Army officer in their psychological warfare unit, according to a report.
The Middle East Eye (MEE) claim that Gordon MacMillan, head of editorial for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), also serves with the 77th Brigade, a unit set up in 2015 in order to find “non-lethal” ways of waging war.

The 77th Brigade is an ‘information warfare’ operation that utilizes social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to develop “behavioral change” projects in regions such as the Middle East.

It brings together a variety of military units such as Media Operations and the 15 Psychological Operations Group. The group, before it was absorbed into the 77th Brigade, deployed commanders in the provision of psychological operations in operational and tactical environments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this revelation.

Sep 30 04:59

Dems Propose First Gun Grab Since Lexington And Concord

Mandatory gun buyback' is a silly euphemism.
By David Harsanyi

What Democrats propose can be more accurately described as “the first American gun confiscation effort since Lexington and Concord,” or some variation on that theme.

I’m certain nothing in the Second Amendment mentions hunting, because the right of self-defense—an individual concern, as well as a collective one—has nothing to do with shooting deer, and everything to do with protecting Americans from those who endeavor to strip them of their inalienable rights.

If you think you’re going to have overwhelming support for “mandatory gun buybacks” when people learn that you’re really talking about “the confiscation of 20 million guns,” you’re fooling yourself.

Sep 30 04:54

Time Travel Back to Shot Heard 'Round the World

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;Here once the embattled farmers stood;
And fired the shot heard 'round the world.

Lest we forget, this country was forged out of a concerted desire to free the shackles of the British Empire, so that colonies could chart their own course for individual state governments.

Stand abreast with the Lexington Massachusetts farmers as the echo of the first crack of defiance was heard throughout the globe. The significance of the “Shot Heard Round the World” is nicely summed up by Chuck Baldwin. He submits that these “two elements of American history are lost to the vast majority of historians today: 1) it was attempted gun confiscation by the British troops that ignited America’s War for Independence, and 2) it was a pastor and his flock that mostly comprised the “Minutemen” who fired the shots that started our great Revolution.”

Sep 27 19:35

Jack London?

As writer or thinker, Jack London can’t touch George Orwell, but he’s nearly the Brit’s equal when it comes to describing society’s bottom. To both, being a writer is as much a physical as an intellectual endeavor. Wading into everything, they braved all discomforts and dangers. This attitude has become very rare, and not just among writers. Trapped in intensely mediated lives, we all think we know more as we experience less and less.

London’s most enduring book may turn out to be The People of the Abyss, his 1903 investigation into the abjectly impoverished of London’s East End.

Dressed accordingly, London joined its homeless to see how they survived. With a 58-year-old carter and a 65-year-old carpenter, London wandered the cold streets, “From the slimy, spittle-drenched, sidewalk, they were picking up bits of orange peel, apple skin, and grape stems, and, they were eating them.

Sep 26 18:47

Smart Meter Delays and Fixing Glitches Will Add to Already High Costs for Customers in Britain

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post reports regularly about all issues associated with utility “Smart” Meters – including fires and explosions. They are NOT SAFE and they are NOT saving customers money.

People all over the world are trying to prevent them from being installed on their homes and throughout their communities. They are also trying to get them removed from their homes and their communities...

Sep 26 04:23

The Brexit Battle Shows Democracy Is Only Allowed When The Regime Likes The Outcome

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled "illegal" a parliamentary tactic used by PM Boris Johnson to ensure Brexit would be carried out on October 31, more than six months after Brexit was supposed to take effect.

While the court wasn't ruling on Brexit, per se, the context of the situation makes it clear the ruling is really just the latest move from the UK's political class designed to postpone Brexit yet again.

Given the history of EU-related referenda in Europe, we can already guess how the situation will play out. British voters will either be asked to vote again on Brexit - so that this time, they can get it "right" - or the Brexit agreement will be constructed in such a way that Brexit will be a British exit in name only.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

This is only going to inspire the Brussels Inquisitors of the EU, to treat the UK as a despicable colony which should be consistently ignored, except concerning what taxes which can still be bled from it.

Sep 25 18:25

Labour Votes To Dissolve Britain.

Sep 25 08:43

Claim Russia caused Brexit crumbles as probe into Leave.EU funding finds no evidence of wrongdoing

An investigation into Arron Banks, a backer of a pro-Brexit campaign, found no evidence that the money for it came from a third party. The political establishement claimed he was illegally pouring Russian funds into the endeavor.

Sep 24 05:44

Eating meat could be banned like smoking, says top barrister, as he calls for new crime of 'ecocide'

Eating meat could be banned like smoking, one of Britain’s foremost barristers has predicted, as he called for the offence of ‘ecocide’ to be introduced to prosecute those who damage the nature on a massive scale.

Michael Mansfield QC warned that the farming of livestock for meat was destroying the planet and called for legislation to criminalise those who cause global warming and the wilful destruction of wildlife . In a message delivered at the launch of the Vegan Now campaign, which encourages people to stop eating meat and dairy, Mansfield said he had a ‘single message’ to make ecocide a crime.

“I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet it is not preposterous...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but looking at this gentleman's girth, one could actually wonder if he is personally as much of a vegetarian as he claims to be.

And secondly, when something is declared illegal, like meat, the monied can still get it illegally, and selling it for huge prices, while poorer people are going to have the devil's own time getting the protein they need, particularly for pregnant moms.

Sep 20 10:04

Boris's high stakes plan: PM to DEFY EU's deadline with '10 intensive days' to get Brexit

On Wednesday, European officials agreed to another extension to Article 50 should the UK put forward a proposal by the end of September. Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne after a meeting with Emmanuel Macron warned if the UK does not come up with alternative plans, then any hope of securing a Brexit deal would be “over”.

However, in defiance of those warnings, No 10 has insisted that the proposals will not be published on the EU’s timeline.

A spokesman for No 10 told The Sun that there was no cause to publish proposals at this time until “the EU is clear that it will engage constructively on them as a replacement for the backstop”.

Sep 20 07:21

Israel: democracy or apartheid state?

I was inspired to write this article in light of recent political events in Britain. For some time there has been an Anti-Semitism in the Labour party ‘scandal’ which has intensified in recent months after Labour’s strong showing at the last General election under Jeremy Corbyn. There have been near-daily press reports accusing Jeremy Corbyn of Anti-Semitism, and he has put under a level of pressure that we have rarely seen in British Politics.

The Labour NEC (National Executive Committee) was asked to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of Anti-Semitism in full in-order to demonstrate action on the matter. Last week the NEC bowed to the pressure and did precisely that. The IHRA code offers a definition of Anti-Semitism and 11 examples of what constitutes Anti-Semitism. Many legal experts including the very author of the text have raised serious reservations about the code arguing, amongst other things, that it limits freedom of speech.

Sep 19 07:43

Don’t Smile for the Camera

By Andrew P. Napolitano

A trial in Great Britain has just concluded with potentially dangerous implications for personal freedom here.

Great Britain is currently the most watched country in the Western world – watched, that is, by its own police forces. In London alone, the police have erected more than 420,000 surveillance cameras in public places. That amounts to 48 cameras per 1,000 residents. What do the cameras capture? Everything done and seen in public...

Sep 17 10:36

BREXIT: The power of surrender

Sep 16 06:27

China Slaps Britain: You Can’t Afford Hostility

China gave Britain a stern warning this week that any naval maneuvers conducted with the US near its declared territories in the South China Sea will be met with a military response.

Beijing rapped London further, telling it to dump its “colonial attitude” with regard to Hong Kong. However, the ultimate leverage, was the caustic reminder to Britain that if it wants to trade with China in the future, then it better mind its manners.

Given the deepening turmoil over Brexit and the uncertain economic prospects once Britain quits the European Union, the British government is going to need every trading opportunity around the world it can muster. Keeping on good terms with China, the globe’s second-biggest national economy, will therefore be crucial for Britain’s post-Brexit survival.

Sep 16 04:16

Iran To Release UK-Flagged Tanker As Rick Perry "Wholeheartedly Condemns" Attack On Saudi Arabia

Washington has blamed Iran for this weekend's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities, which are expected to cut Saudi oil output in half until repairs can be completed. The attack was purportedly carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, who have a long history of launching attacks on Saudi soil. But President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have placed blame for the attacks squarely on the Iranians. As we noted over the weekend, the timing of the attack is suspicious, coming as the kingdom renews its push to float 5% of Aramco in what's expected to be the largest-ever IPO. The offering would benefit from higher oil prices. Many have questioned why Saudi Arabia's missile defense capabilities failed to stop the attack.

Iran has denied any responsibility for the attack.

This weekend's attack wiped out 5% of the world's oil supplies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I simply have to ask; would Iranian leadership do something so incredibly stupid that it could cause an outcry which could actually lead to a shooting war here?!?

The short answer is, they would not; these attacks are being "stage managed", very carefully, to give the "illusion" that the attacks were actual provocations by the Iranian against Saudi Arabia, and that there is no other explanation.

Folks, I hate to break it to you; but this week is shaping up as a lousy one for peace, and honorable, reasonable negotiations, and reduced tensions in both the Middle East and the world.

Sep 15 16:21

‘Completely reversible’? UK transgender charity instructs teachers on puberty blockers to 12yo kids

A transgender advocacy NGO has told teachers that puberty blockers are harmless and should be given to children as young as 12 in a “model” training session for UK schools. Scholars and medics warn such advice is “disturbing.”

Sep 15 16:15

Lib Dems pledge to cancel Brexit if they win general election

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to cancel Brexit if they come to power at the next general election.

Members voted for the new policy at their party conference in Bournemouth by an overwhelming majority.

Previously, the party has backed another referendum or "People's Vote", saying they would campaign to Remain.

After the vote, their leader Jo Swinson, said: "We will do all we can to fight for our place in Europe, and to stop Brexit altogether."

Sep 14 19:40

Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary

The police are reporting they have nothing to go on :)

Sep 14 09:57

Liberal Democrat party to consider scrapping Brexit

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says she hopes to convince members to back a policy of scrapping Brexit without another referendum, as the party's conference begins in Bournemouth.

Ms Swinson says holding the referendum got the UK "into a mess".

And she believes revoking Article 50 - the formal process to leave the EU - is the only satisfactory way out.

Sep 13 18:02

Better hungry than eating meat? UK school goes veg-only, no packed lunches… or freedom of choice

Children being made to eat vegetarian food for lunch in schools in Britain and France, and not allowed meat or fish, raises some serious questions about freedom of choice and possible dietary deficiencies.

Sep 12 10:10

Parents shocked as UK school asks kids to write ‘SUICIDE LETTER’ as part of English exercise

A school in the UK gave their teenage English students the task of writing a suicide note in the context of an exercise to explore suicidal feelings, prompting one “genuinely shocked” parent to complain.

Sep 12 08:08

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Sep 12 05:46

EU chief David Sassoli says 'no initiatives' have been shown that would reopen Brexit negotiations

No initiatives have been presented that could reopen Brexit negotiations, the European Parliament President David Sassoli has said.

Speaking after a meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday, Sassoli said the bloc "would like initiatives to discuss, but there are none".

He added the UK had also not proposed "any alternatives" to the backstop issue, stressing that "you can't have an agreement without a backstop".

It comes despite assurances from London that progress has been made in talks, having offered up ideas on customs agreements and goods.

"We believe there is too much rigidity," Sassoli continued, adding: "and this rigidity is something that is being ratified into October 31."

Sep 12 05:00

Brexit LIVE: Boris WINS! No deal legal challenge dismissed in Belfast court - huge boost

Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast High Court this morning on three joined cases against the Prime Minister’s handling of the UK’s scheduled exit from the European Union. The three challenges argued a no deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish Governments. The Government rejected that contention during two days of legal proceedings in the High Court.

Sep 12 04:59

'Corbyn's plan is MAD!' Brussels furious with Remain alliance as Brexit plunges into chaos

Diplomats and officials are “tearing their hair out” at the prospect Jeremy Corbyn winning the keys to Downing Street amid political chaos in London. They simply can’t understand why Labour have pledged to negotiate a “credible” Brexit deal with Brussels before campaigning against it in a referendum. Brussels sources also revealed they regret forming tactical alliances with Remain campaigners during the Brexit negotiations.

Sep 10 16:19

Millions of people in England taking medicines they can find hard to stop

Nearly 12 million people – about one in four adults in England – are taking medicines for pain, depression or insomnia, which they can find hard to stop, according to a government review.

Too many people are being prescribed medicines that can cause dependence, says Public Health England (PHE). Half have been on these medicines for a year or more and more than a fifth for over three years. Prescribing rates are 1.5 times higher for women than for men.

Sep 10 16:15

Sainsbury's reinstalls tills in till-free store

Tills have been reinstalled in an experimental till-less shop opened by supermarket Sainsbury's.

It had been totally refurbished to remove the entire checkout area, freeing up shop assistants to help customers on the shop floor.

Customers had to scan their groceries using Sainsbury's Pay & Go app, paying for them as they went around the shop.

But it resulted in long queues at the helpdesk as people attempted to pay for their groceries in the traditional way.

Sainsbury's said it had learned "a huge amount" from the experiment.

Sep 10 16:13

Channel migrants: Rise in crossings driven by Brexit 'fake news'

Eighty-six people attempted to cross the English Channel in a single day - amid claims that people smugglers were using threats about Brexit to pressure migrants.

Border Force officials intercepted six small vessels travelling towards the UK on Tuesday.

It is thought to be the highest number of people found in a single day.

French politician Pierre-Henri Dumont said migrants were wrongly being told "the crossing will close" after Brexit.

He blamed "fake news" about the UK's departure from the EU and said "security measures" alone would not stop the rise in crossings.

Sep 10 07:12

Brilliant moment Tory MP tears apart House for letting UK down by blocking Brexit

Addressing the Commons, the Tory MP lashed out against Remainer MPs frustrating the Brexit process and the role of Parliament at a crucial time in the history of UK's democracy. Mr Selous also hit out at those who resigned from their original parties to join the Liberal Democrats or form new Parliamentary groups to serve their own agendas. He said: “In normal circumstances, Parliamentary democracy serves us well. But in the last two and a bit years I have been ashamed of the behaviour of this Parliament.

Sep 10 07:10

Brexit LIVE: Laura Kuenssberg reveals EXACTLY how Boris can still deliver October 31 exit

The BBC's poltical editor has suggested that the Prime Minister may not need to ask for a delay. She said: "That "long shopping list" of errors, according to one member of the cabinet, means the prime minister's self-imposed Halloween Brexit deadline looks further out of reach than a few short days ago. Is it impossible? Absolutely not. "There is the possibility, still, of a deal, with Number 10 today stressing it was still their primary aim.

Sep 09 09:27

BBC education film that claims there are 'more than 100 gender identities' is blasted as 'nonsense' and accused of 'confusing' primary school children

In one video, titled Identity - Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities, a young boy asks: 'What are the different gender identities?'

The teacher on screen, Kate Daniels, then says: 'We know that we have got male and female but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now.'

Ms Daniels then goes on to explain that some people are 'bi-gender' and so feel as though they are two genders at once, as well as that some people are 'gender-queer' and 'don't want to be anything in particular'.

It is feared that the advice that there are more than '100 genders' will cause confusion as increasingly more children are seeking to change their gender identity.

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