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Apr 23 10:31

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

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

Apr 22 12:59

Time to Wake up to some Realities on the Iran Deal

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

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

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

Apr 22 11:51

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

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

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

Apr 22 11:49

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

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

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

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

Apr 22 11:23

Tories forced to return £50k donation from US tax evader’s wife

Britain’s Conservative Party returned a donation of £50,000 from a wealthy businesswoman on Monday after it emerged she was once wanted on charges of tax fraud in the United States.

Beatrice Tollman, founder of luxury hotel chain Red Carnation, made an election campaign donation to the Tories earlier this month.

Apr 22 10:23

Fifteen million credit card holders have their limit increased without asking - and one in five worry it will mean they overspend

Millions of credit card holders have seen their credit limit upped without asking for a higher limit but the increases could help lead some into unmanageable levels of debt, a debt advice organisation has warned.

As many as 41 per cent of credit card holders – the equivalent of 15 million people – have seen their credit limit increased in the past year, even though they have not requested a rise.

Apr 22 10:07

White people have been banned from an ‘anti-racism’ event at a British university

Bahar Mustafa, the Welfare and Diversity officer for Goldsmiths Students’ Union, must have a strong sense of irony. You’d have to, to run an ‘anti-racism’ event which states that ‘if you’re a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME. As the student publication the Tab reports, the event claims to be ‘challenging the white-centric culture of occupations’, ‘diversifying our curriculum’ and building a ‘cross campus campaign that puts liberation at the heart of the movement’.

Apr 22 09:41

BP sees 'massive' shock for North Sea as oil glut deepens

The North Sea oil industry faces a drastic squeeze as the world’s crude glut worsens, BP has warned.

“We’re going to see massive restructuring,” Bob Dudley, chief executive, said. “The North Sea is a very high cost basin and it is going to be a painful adjustment.”

Mr Dudley told the IHS CERAweek forum in Houston, Texas, that the latest tax cuts in the Budget will help margins but do not go far enough to avert a bloodbath for smaller drillers and exploration companies.

Apr 22 09:40

Traffic chaos on M74 as dog takes control of tractor

Don the collie leaps on mini tractor as farmer tends to lamb in South Lanarkshire field before leaning on controls of vehicle that ploughs across motorway carriageway.

Oops.

Apr 22 09:36

Crisis? What crisis? How politicians ignore the existence of food banks

It’s like Groundhog Day. A report into food bank use is published. There are more people now than there were last year, month, week using them. Many people are referred to food banks due to delays and cuts to their benefits. Of the remaining referrals, a significant number are in low-paid, insecure work.

You might be forgiven for thinking that the UK doesn’t have a food bank problem, so absent have they been from the election debates and manifesto launches of the past few weeks. Yet the sharp rise in the number of people going hungry in our country seems to be an indicator that something has gone horribly wrong.

In 2009-10, the Trussel Trust’s food banks helped 41,000 people. This has risen to 1.1 million over the past year.

Apr 22 09:31

Right to privacy 'could be meaningless in 10 years under Tory and Labour plans'

The private lives of Britons will be an open book to the state within 10 years, campaigners have warned, highlighting manifesto pledges from Labour and the Conservatives that promise more powers for spies.

Both parties have pledged to extend the powers of the security agencies, nearly two years after revelations by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden shone a light on the extent of state surveillance in Britain and the US.

Last month a committee of MPs called for an overhaul of laws governing the intelligence agencies’ use of mass surveillance to make them more transparent, comprehensible and up to date. Labour and the Tories both promise better oversight, but they also promise to strengthen the powers of the agencies.

Apr 22 09:29

Tesco reports record £6.4bn loss

Supermarket company reports worst results in its 96-year history and UK’s biggest retail loss as company undergoes latest shakeup under new boss Dave Lewis

Apr 21 15:54

What the UK parties say about Palestine

Stuart Littlewood looks at where the main British political parties stand on Palestine, and concludes that “there is still no rush… to deliver law or justice… after 100 years of betrayal”.

Apr 21 15:10

The silence of Greville Janner - Child Sex Crimes Coverup

If Britain’s leading law officer thought she was putting an unfortunate episode to rest when she tried to quietly drop her most difficult case then she was in for a rude shock — people are in no mood to let the child rape charges against Lord Greville Janner go unanswered.

The explosion of outrage at this inexplicable decision has ensured that, for once, it will not go unchallenged. The injustice is too overwhelming, the double standard too glaring and the incompetence is too blatant.

Apr 21 11:05

UK gives Russian billionaire deadline to sell North Sea gas assets

The UK is forcing Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, owner of the $10 billion L1 energy fund, to sell dozens of newly-acquired North Sea oil and gas assets in the next 3-6 months on fears more Russia sanctions could shut down the gas fields.

Apr 21 11:00

‘Most dangerous woman in Britain’: Establishment press attack SNP’s Sturgeon

UK Right wing commentators and newspapers have taken to using dirty tactics to challenge the seemingly endless rise of Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Apr 21 10:37

Bail-in powers implementation

The Special Resolution Regime (SRR) established in the Banking Act 2009 (“the Banking Act”) confers a number of resolution powers on the Bank of England and HM Treasury. The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (the 2013 Act) confers on the Bank of England a further option for the resolution for banks, building societies, investment firms, and certain banking group companies: the bail-in stabilisation option.

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Basically, Great Britain has set up the mechanism they need to loot savings accounts to save the big banks.

Apr 21 09:40

Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election

Rupert Murdoch berated journalists on his tabloid papers for not doing enough to stop Labour winning the general election and warned them that the future of the company depended on stopping Ed Miliband entering No 10.

Apr 21 08:41

When is a democracy not a democracy? When it’s in Britain

Imagine a country where the views of well over half of the electorate are discounted and treated as an irrelevance. Imagine a government in which well over half of the MPs are locked into place for life, depending entirely on where their constituency happens to be. Imagine a political system in which alternative parties have no chance of making any serious impact, despite gaining the support of more and more people and the two major parties being in ever-deepening decline. And imagine a so-called democracy where, despite a demonstrable majority against right-wing neo-liberalism having been in place for decades, that very thing has been implemented by both its major parties, with disastrous consequences for the country and public policy. That so-called democracy is in Britain.

Apr 21 08:06

When is a democracy not a democracy? When it’s in Britain

Imagine a country where the views of well over half of the electorate are discounted and treated as an irrelevance. Imagine a government in which well over half of the MPs are locked into place for life, depending entirely on where their constituency happens to be. Imagine a political system in which alternative parties have no chance of making any serious impact, despite gaining the support of more and more people and the two major parties being in ever-deepening decline.

Apr 21 07:56

UK politicians adopt Israeli-style tactic to scare voters over Scotland

The SNP spearheaded the unsuccessful “Yes” campaign in last September’s Scottish independence referendum, but gained momentum that has made it the most popular party in Scotland. The party promises to use its anticipated strength in the House of Commons to advance Scotland’s interests.

So now, Labour and the Conservatives are trying to scare the electorate that a vote for their main rival would only empower the SNP, whose ultimate goal is an independent Scotland.

Apr 20 23:58

Nigel Farage: David Cameron 'directly caused' Libyan migrant crisis

Nigel Farage has blamed “fanatical” David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy for the drowning of hundreds of migrants off Italy, saying the exodus was “directly caused” by western intervention in the civil war in Libya.

Apr 20 23:41

Hundreds of children brain damaged by the swine flu vaccine to receive $90 million in financial compensation from UK

(NaturalNews) The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement.

This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists never causes any harm whatsoever. From the quack science section of the Washington Post to the big pharma sellout pages of the New York Times, every U.S. mainstream media outlet exists in a state of total vaccine injury denialism, pushing toxic vaccines that provably harm children.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/049423_swine_flu_vaccine_brain_damage_finan...

Apr 20 20:27

Cosy tax deals of the NHS fat cats: Bosses on up to £2,000 a day are 'paid off the books'

Hospital bosses are exploiting cash-strapped trusts by raking in bumper pay deals as freelance consultants.

And some are putting that inflated pay through personal service companies – which allows them to avoid paying income tax at source.

Apr 20 16:04

Britain’s Cameron Government Under the Helm of the Conservative Friends of Israel

Conservative Friends of Israel, abbreviated to CFI, is a British parliamentary group affiliated to the Conservative Party, which is dedicated to strengthening business, cultural and political ties between the United Kingdom and Israel. CFI is an unincorporated association.

Apr 20 15:19

Ed Miliband calls himself a Zionist – a brave and welcome statement, but will he dare to stand by it?

Ed Miliband is a Zionist. Or at least he is as at the moment.

Labour’s first Jewish leader has had an awkward relationship with the Jewish community, as I’ve detailed here.

But last night the Jewish Chronicle reported Miliband has made a very bold attempt to reassure British Jewry of his commitment to the community, and the state of Israel.

........Wow!!!! How Great is Britain?

Apr 20 11:40

Did NBC Cover Up Role of U.S.-Backed Free Syrian Army in 2012 Kidnapping of Richard Engel?

American MSM Faking Stories Again?

In an article published on Wednesday, Engel said the kidnappers had “put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite shabiha militiamen.” According to the Times investigation, NBC knew more than it let on about the kidnappers.

Apr 20 10:22

Nigel Farage: David Cameron 'directly caused' Libyan migrant crisis

Nigel Farage has blamed “fanatical” David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy for the drowning of hundreds of migrants off Italy, saying the exodus was “directly caused” by western intervention in the civil war in Libya.

The Ukip leader said that Nato had destabilised Libya when it launched bombing raids against Col Gaddafi in March 2011, causing the flight of refugees from the country.

He said Britain should offer refugee status to some Libyan Christians.

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The US bears some of the blame for this as well.

Apr 19 23:31

Iran urges India, China & Russia to counter NATO missile system

Iran has announced its readiness to cooperate with Russia, China and India on the issue of NATO’s missile shield and related threats from the military bloc, the head of its defense ministry said in Moscow.

“I’d like to support the idea of developing multifaceted defense cooperation between China, Iran, India and Russia to counter NATO eastwards expansion and installing a missile shield in Europe,” Hossein Dehghan said on Thursday, at an international security conference in Moscow.

Hours later Dehghan was cited by RIA Novosti as saying that Russia, China and Iran may hold tri-party defense talks.

“We discussed certain aspects of regional security. It was proposed to hold a trilateral meeting of Russia, Iran and China,” Dehghan said after meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Apr 19 23:26

Conference on the Israel Lobby—Press Blackout at the Press Club

So, where were the reporters of the mainstream media? Where was C-SPAN during a week when Congress was on a holiday and their cameras were not preoccupied by Capitol Hill activities—its foremost priority? Apparently, the American people were only to see and hear the extreme views of AIPAC that do not even command the support of a majority of American Jews who do favor a two-state solution, along with a majority of Arab-Americans.

Organized by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, which was launched about thirty years ago by a British Army Officer who served in World War II and two retired U.S. Ambassadors to countries in the Middle East (wrmea.org), the day-long program at the prestigious National Press Club should have been intriguing to reporters. After all, are they not interested in important, taboo-challenging presentations on a critical dimension of U.S. foreign and military policy?

Apr 19 23:13

UK General Elections: Breakaway SNP strikes fear into Westminster parties

… but notions of independence are flawed

The SNP (Scottish National Party), under feisty new leader Nicola Sturgeon, is scaring the daylights out of Labour and Conservatives with the prospect of a strong squad of MPs marching south headed by fearsome former leader and political bruiser Alex Salmond.

Cameron or Miliband for prime minister – warmongering toff or socialist nonentity? And with whose coalition help? That’s the bleak choice for British voters.

Apr 19 09:19

BEX Alert!!! - "Nazi invasion of London EXPOSED: World's top Holocaust deniers... filmed at secret race hate rally where Jews are referred to as the 'enemy' "

Nazi sympathisers, Holocaust deniers and their supporters from across the world have held a sickening secret rally in Britain at which speakers unleashed anti-Semitic rants, referring to Jews as ‘the enemy’ and ‘children of darkness’.

The meeting of the shadowy organisation will fuel fears of a growing resurgence in hatred towards Jews across Europe. The vile event was observed by a Mail on Sunday undercover team. Held in London’s Victoria, the meeting was, said experts, the most significant gathering of Holocaust deniers Britain has ever seen, with speakers invited from Spain, Canada and the United States.

Apr 18 13:45

Paedophiles busy practising dementia symptoms

MP for Wirral West, Simon Williams, who is one of those accused said, “My memory has become very selective, unfortunately.”

“The carers will assist me to wash and dress and point me in the direction of parliament, yet I am still able to fill in my expense forms entirely unaided.”

“It’s probably time for me to go into a care home. I’ve heard the House of Lords is very nice.”

Meanwhile, a Downing Street spokesman confirmed that David Cameron was unable to attend last night’s leaders debate after he was found wandering around Waitrose with a tea cosy on his head.

Apr 18 12:56

Former Director of Public Prosecutions was 'never informed' of Lord Janner child sex abuse allegations

The former Director of Public Prosecutions says he was “not told” about the allegations of historic child sex abuse against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

Speaking on BBC’s Today programme, Lord Macdonald QC says the regional crown prosecution service in Leicestershire didn’t refer the case to him at the time.

Lord Greville Janner, 86, was investigated between 1991 and 2007 by three separate police forces, accused of using his position as an MP to abuse vulnerable young boys at a children’s home.

The cases allegedly occurred in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, while Lord Janner was MP for Leicester North West and then Leicester West.

Apr 17 16:38

Lord Greville Janner will not face child sex abuse trial after Crown Prosecution Service 'mistakes'

Lord Greville Janner, the veteran Labour Peer, should have faced multiple child sex abuse charges twice in the past, but avoided trial due to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) mistakes, it has been revealed.

Apr 17 16:17

David Cameron left red-faced as voters WALK OUT of a Tory election campaign event

Voters walked out of a Tory campaign event – leaving flailing David Cameron red faced as he defended Conservative cuts.

The Prime Minister hoped to win over mobile phone workers with a town hall-style question-and-answer session.

But the bid backfired when they subjected him to a 42-minute grilling him over food banks, legal aid cuts and slashing benefits for the most vulnerable.

The flustered PM, sweat glistening at the base of his neck, watched as up to 30 of the 200-strong audience at O2 in Leeds walked out during his appearance, preferring to go back to work than listen to his electioneering.

Apr 17 16:04

Breakaway SNP Strikes Fear into Westminster Parties - But Notions of Independence are Flawed

The SNP (Scottish National Party), under feisty new leader Nicola Sturgeon, is scaring the daylights out of Labour and Conservatives with the prospect of a strong squad of MPs marching south headed by fearsome former leader and political bruiser Alex Salmond.

Apr 17 16:00

Scottish National Party strikes fear into Westminster elites

Stuart Littlewood argues that although the Scottish National Party is scaring the daylights out of Labour and the Conservatives, its views on independence, especially its attachment to the European Union, are flawed.

Apr 16 19:37

Why has petrol risen despite oil price fall? Anger as drivers count the cost on the forecourt

Motorists’ groups reacted with anger last night as it emerged that the cost of petrol was rising again – soon after a fall in world oil prices.

Campaigners said drivers were being ‘fleeced’ by oil firms and high fuel duty.

For months, the cost of fuel fell to just 113.42p for diesel and 106.39p per litre of unleaded. But the cost of filling a tank with petrol has risen by almost £4 and £3 for diesel.

The rise comes despite a dip in world oil prices in March, from a high of $60 a barrel to $54, triggered by competition between the US and other nations.

Apr 16 13:15

USA and UK’s surveillance violates human rights law

Amnesty International and others won an historic victory today as the legal body that oversees the practices of the UK secret services acknowledged that the USA and the UK’s intelligence sharing on communications surveillance violated human rights law.

Apr 16 12:07

Corrupt Conservative Party Profiteering From Dodgy Tax Havens

Conservative Party candidates are bankrolled by hedge fund donations siphoned to Westminster from lucrative tax havens including the Cayman Islands, new analysis suggests.

Apr 16 10:27

UK Government Refuses To Reveal Job Title Or Salary Of Top Law Enforcement Officer Because Terrorism

As Techdirt has reported previously, the UK government is so reflexively secretive that it even refuses to confirm or deny information that it has previously confirmed. The Intercept reports on another absurd case of completely trivial requests for information being turned down because "terrorism". It's refusing to reveal either the job title or salary of Cressida Dick, a top government official in some apparently mysterious role.

Apr 15 13:57

Ed Miliband And The Jews

Just a few month ago, in a speech in front of the Labour Friends Of Israel Lobby group, Ed Miliband - the Labour party’s current leader, produced one of the most embarrassing in the history of modern British politics:

“I want you to know”, Miliband told The Lobby, “that if I become Prime Minister in less than a year’s time, I will be proud to do so as a friend of Israel, a Jew and, most of all, someone who feels so proud to be part of the community gathered here today.” (http://press.labour.org.uk/post/89056233474/ed-miliband-speech-to-labo...)

Apr 15 12:18

Russia bashers eat crow as Putin wins Time Magazine poll

Vladimir Putin steals the show in TIME 100 reader’s poll

Western media did their best to hide Putin’s stratospheric popularity in their assigned propaganda task of demonizing Russia and Putin over the Ukrainian Western coup , replacing the Iran nuclear weapons threat hoax with the new Russian Bear threat one.

The biggest threat to our national security comes from treasonous cliques within our own ranks and their recent marriage over that last decade into the international corporate crime syndicates.

We are not really biased here at VT. It is just a simple observation to us… it is Putin and Lavrov all the way. No one can touch them and they own this piece of history, something that the spinmeisters cannot lay a glove on.

Apr 15 12:13

TIME Magazine Invaded by Kremlin Troll Army

Western media campaign to demonize Putin has failed to convince its target audience. The Western public are not buying the hysterical political agenda.
The iconic current affairs TIME magazine follows this week’s news that Russian President Vladimir Putin came top of the TIME 100 readers’ poll.

Western publics have now alternative media sources, ranging from foreign-based professional news services to a plethora of Western-based internet sites. The alternative scope is often critical of Western government policies and capable of ably exposing ulterior, hidden political agenda. In other words, the alternative news sources are often doing the proper job of journalism that is neglected by Western mainstream media who seem to be preoccupied with advancing the political objectives of their governments – no matter how unethical those objectives are.

Apr 15 09:37

How a sinister new twist on those phone call scams cost Jenny £4,000

The owner of a small hair salon has been duped out of £4,000 after being tricked into believing that bailiffs were about to burst into her business.

In a fiendish new twist on the phone scams sweeping Britain, Jenny Tofts was duped by supposed court officials who rang out of the blue and then, over the course of an afternoon, persuaded her to make a payment to call them off.

Apr 15 08:03

UK High Court backs shutdown of Israel conference

The High Court in London on Tuesday upheld the decision of the University of Southampton to cancel at the last minute an academic conference related to Israel, after speakers were deemed “controversial” by critics.

Israel lobby organizations (including the Zionist Federation and the Board of Deputies of British Jews) had called for the conference to be canceled because critics of Israel like Ilan Pappe and Nur Masalha were due to present papers.

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"And THAT just cannot be ALLOWED!!!!!!!!! Freedom of speech means you can criticize the UK government, the royal family,. and the American government, BUT DON'T YOU DARE SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT ISRAEL, you Nazi jew-hating anti-Semite!!!!!!!!!"

Apr 14 16:37

Flashback: 12 Things you should know about David Cameron's austerity to infinity speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet

The most glaringly obvious demonstration that Cameron's brain has been addled by the bubble of wealth and privilege he inhabits is the fact that he decided to announce that he plans for the UK public to suffer permanent austerity, whilst reading his speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet from a gold encrusted lectern.

The evidence is absolutely clear: Tory austerity is for the poor and ordinary, whilst the rich have used this economic crisis to make themselves richer than ever. Corporations and the super-rich get tax cuts, ludicrous pay hikes and state subsidies, whilst the rest of us suffer wage repression, cuts and loss of services.

Apr 14 15:16

Israel Lobby Conference: How big is the Lobby ?

Any lawyers willing to do it? Support the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) movement, on American university campuses across the nation.

It is high time to engage the enemy with weaponry with which they are not only familiar, but weaponry which can penetrate their defenses and do damage. ‘Know thy Enemy’, learn from his successes.

Ahmad Saadaldin on Panel 3 (Overcoming obstacles: SJP – Student for Justice in Palestine successes) stood out as an especially inspiring representative of … a younger generation of activists.

The US administration and the US Congress have succumbed to the demands of the Zionists and the Zionist regime. American politicians and media have fallen captive to the Zionist network. This is a lethal ailment that afflicts the US.

Regrettably little is being done to cure this fatal disease.

Apr 14 15:06

Gideon Levy: A Prophetic Voice from Israel

The few prophetic voices we have, like Gideon Levy, will continue to remind us of the false prophets who have led us into the darkness.

As part of his mission, Levy came to Washington last week to speak at the National Press Club.

Levy came to Washington with the simple message that change in the situation between Israel and it neighbors will have to come from the U.S. He feels that Israel is a “lost case”. Change will not come from an Israeli society which “has surrounded itself with shields, with walls, not just physical walls but also mental walls.”

He sees three principles which allow “Israelis to live easily with the brutal tyranny that is the occupation”.

Apr 14 14:59

Hillary Clinton – the ‘Liberal’ Puppet for War

Hillary Clinton this week launched her bid for the US presidential elections in 2016.

Clinton’s Republican rivals or would-be rivals immediately fired the brickbats, accusing the 67-year-old former First Lady of being a «Washington insider» and the «embodiment of all that is wrong» in US politics.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is lambasted by Republicans as a «liberal».

Whether described as «liberal», «conservative» or «hawk» – all American presidential candidates are the same in practice. Puppets for sale.

The unintended irony of Clinton’s Republican detractors, who include rabid rightwing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as well as the maverick Senator Rand Paul, is that every single one of them will have to spend similar amounts of cash in their anticipated presidential campaigns.

Apr 14 14:50

Bomb Iran? Not now: bomb Yemen

“Operation Decisive Storm” – yet another Pentagon-style illegal war – has already plunged Yemen into the twin plagues of civil war and humanitarian disaster.

So what we have is the ‘Empire of Chaos’ ‘leading from behind’ in the war on Yemen and also de facto ‘leading from behind’ in the fight against ISIS/ISIL/Daesh; the ones doing the heavy lifting are Iraqi militias supported by Tehran. The hidden agenda is always – what else –chaos; be it across “Syraq” or inside Yemen. With an extra bonus; while Washington is engaged on striking a nuclear deal with Tehran, it also turbo-charges an alliance against Tehran using the House of Saud.

Apr 14 08:39

Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'

Russian warships have entered the English Channel and are planning to conduct military drills near the coast of Britain, it has been reported.

The Russian Defence Ministry’s officials were quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying the ships belonged to Russia’s Northern Fleet, which sparked controversy with a similar move last November.

Apr 13 20:50

UK forced to let Putin inspectors watch Nato war games under European treaty despite heightened tensions with Russia

Russian military inspectors have arrived at a huge Nato war games exercise off the coast of Scotland, it emerged yesterday.

British officers were forced to accept the four-day inspection from the experts from Moscow under a European arms control treaty despite heightened tensions with Vladimir Putin.

Apr 13 16:54

Israel Lobby Conference: How big is the Lobby ? VIDEO

American politicians and media have fallen captive to the Zionist network. This is a lethal ailment that afflicts the US.

C-Span refused to cover the conference? Speak of “Silencing voices of TRUTH” or any exposure of even the most legitimate and reasonable discourse about Israel — Apparently, “The invisible dictatorship (to borrow a phrase) J.I.D., which controls America certainly saw to it!”

Whether it is not already too late to do much about it, we shall see.

Let us get it out on as many Websites as possible, Twitter and Facebook it, as well. We should not underestimate the power of the internet.

Distribution! Distribution! Distribution!

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Apr 13 10:55

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

Bill Kristol and John McCain have replaced Robert Novak and Pat Buchanan in Republican foreign policy influence.

When the unexpectedly detailed P5+1 framework agreement with Iran was announced last Thursday, Illinois Republican Mark Kirk made a bizarre comment. “We all know” said the senator, that this is going to end with “a mushroom cloud somewhere near Tehran”—a result of Israel having to go to war to “clean up the mess” made by American and European negotiators. A few days earlier John McCain had expressed the wish that Israel “go rogue” and attack Iran in order to upend the Iran negotiations.

Apr 13 07:03

UK Housing Bubble Bursts: Sales Of Luxury Homes Crash By 80% As "Waves Of Wealthy People Are Leaving"

As the FT reports, "sales of homes worth more than £2m have dropped by 80 per cent in the past year."... "It is like the 1970s again, when waves of wealthy people left Britain and it was a disaster.”

Apr 13 06:03

The government hides surveillance programs just because people would freak out

Government agencies will go to great lengths to keep their data collection a secret, strictly to avoid the bad press they know would be coming

Apr 13 03:51

End of the 'special relationship'

End of the 'special relationship'? Secret US memo reportedly says UK losing influence with Washington

RT: A secret memo prepared by a Congressional think tank and seen by the Daily Mail says that the US may need a "reassessment of the special relationship" with its key economic partner, Britain, "because its geopolitical setting has been changing."

Apr 13 00:15

Poets’ Talk: “Why Is This World So Sad?” And, “The Armor of God”

GC: Why is this world so sad? Do you have a religious answer? A faith-based answer?

CO: Life is suffering, and the ancient story of John the Baptist and Herod belongs to modern history…. Our “Herod” (POTUS) stands militarily above all other nations, and only Russia seems to stop the U.S. from cutting off (bombing) any head(s) our Controllers desire.

They intimidate the Vatican, and instead of “putting on the armor of God,” (St. Paul), the Roman Catholic Church often acquiesces, and by the “sin of omission,” helps hasten the making of a Rich Man & Lazarus world, an inevitable War of Civilizations.

At any rate, how will that “Ole Time Religion” square with this basically unimaginable world towards which we are racing?

Apr 12 10:53

US, Britain, France, Jordan refuse to name ISIL as separate terror group

Russia says the United States, Britain, France, and Jordan have rejected Syria’s proposal to add ISIL to the United Nations Security Council’s sanctions list as a separate terrorist group.

Apr 12 03:59

‘Homelessness not a crime’: Oxford’s rough sleeping ban condemned

Oxford City Council has denied planning to “criminalize” rough sleeping in the university town, after 50,000 people signed a petition resisting plans to make “homelessness a crime.”

Apr 10 23:57

Partner or Pariah? Kerry Calls Lavrov for Help

Naming and shaming over the Iranian nuclear debacle will call out who just is the real pariah and who is the real partner to world peace.

Reading the Western news media is like swimming in a goldfish bowl. News one day gives way to some other transient story the next, and so on and on. With the result that if one were to rely on the Western media for understanding on any particular issue, there is faint chance of proper assimilation. This is because there is typically negligible context, perspective or continuity – as well as, of course, misleading spin and outright disinformation.

To illustrate: one of the most bizarre – unwittingly bizarre – recent news reports was how US Secretary of State John Kerry made an urgent call to Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Kerry reportedly needed Lavrov for help in clinching a breakthrough in the deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Apr 10 23:53

Poets’ Talk: “Why Is This World So Sad?” And, “The Armor of God”

At any rate, how will that “Ole Time Religion” square with this basically unimaginable world towards which we are racing?

Why is this world so sad? Do you have a religious answer? A faith-based answer?

CO: Life is suffering, and the ancient story of John the Baptist and Herod belongs to modern history…. Our “Herod” (POTUS) stands militarily above all other nations, and only Russia seems to stop the U.S. from cutting off (bombing) any head(s) our Controllers desire.

They intimidate the Vatican, and instead of “putting on the armor of God,” (St. Paul), the Roman Catholic Church often acquiesces, and by the “sin of omission,” helps hasten the making of a Rich Man & Lazarus world, an inevitable War of Civilizations.

GC: I agree. And I’m thinking these are threads we can address in a future “Poets Talk.” I don’t think we’ve dealt with religion at all (?!). Tough subject, but very necessary. Given your qualms, I wonder: how do you remain in the Church?

Apr 10 14:26

Israel Lobby conference too hot for C-SPAN. So watch it online!

Watch the Israel Lobby conference live from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! Spread the word!
The “Israel Lobby” conference is too hot for C-SPAN! So watch it from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! – Begins at 9AM EST – April 10, live from the National Press Club! Tweet in your questions for speakers to @IsraelLobbyUS or email conference@IsraelLobbyUS.org. Be a part of this important event!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1IIrHsO4fw#t=12344

The Israel Lobby conference is unprecedented, with the finest speakers on the subject gathered for a day of panels, Q&A and disscusions.

Israel lobby watchdogs like the ADL were outraged at last year’s National Summit. Today C-SPAN refused to broadcast it, choosing instead to show re-runs of innocuous content.

So forget C-SPAN! Watch the entire conference from your favorite YouTube device! No cable subscription, no gatekeepers! Then watch the archived video and share it with your friends!

Apr 10 09:09

'Desperate' Tory plot to organise own letter from doctors exposed in bombshell leaked email

Jeremy Hunt has been left red-faced tonight as a bombshell leaked email exposes a “desperate” Tory plot to organise their own letter from doctors.

It comes just days after more than 100 leading doctors signed a letter accusing the Tory-led coalition of endangering the NHS in England.

They described how the health service is “withering away”, and warned that patients would be faced with higher costs but lower standards due to the growing involvement of private firms in the NHS.

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Just like Obamacare!

Apr 10 01:55

Israel Lobby conference too hot for C-SPAN. So watch it online!

Watch the Israel Lobby conference live from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! Spread the word!

The “Israel Lobby” conference is too hot for C-SPAN! So watch it from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! – Begins at 9AM EST – April 10, live from the National Press Club! Tweet in your questions for speakers to @IsraelLobbyUS or email conference@IsraelLobbyUS.org. Be a part of this important event!

The Israel Lobby conference is unprecedented, with the finest speakers on the subject gathered for a day of panels, Q&A and discussions.

Israel lobby watchdogs like the ADL were outraged at last year’s National Summit. Today C-SPAN refused to broadcast it, choosing instead to show re-runs of innocuous content.

So forget C-SPAN! Watch the entire conference from your favorite YouTube device! No cable subscription, no gatekeepers! Then watch the archived video and share it with your friends!

Apr 09 22:54

Hypocrisy, Triumphalism and a “Corporate Covenant”

England’s Easter was the culmination of recent events which have brought the would-be great and good to their knees – and knee deep in hypocrisy.

Apr 09 19:05

A Tale of Lies, Deceit, and Terrorism: the Birth of Israel

(Based on classified documents from the Jewish Agency and its affiliated organizations seized by the British Mandate Police, materials that confirm that the Zionist controlled Jewish community intended to remove the Arab inhabitants of Palestine from their land and make the whole of Mandate Palestine a Jewish State, an intent that continues to the present day

Apr 09 16:39

Iran – The Story behind the Story

Allowing a country like Iran destroying the US hegemon’s power base by taking a sovereign decision to abandon the dollar for oil and gas trading – no way.

It would have meant the end of the dollar as the world’s chief reserve currency, and giving up the instrument of coercing the world into accepting Washington’s dictate, the tool that serves to dish out sanctions left and right – no way!

Washington’s seemingly blind and preposterous arrogance drives the closest allies into the ‘adversary’s camp. The FED (Federal Reserve Bank) announced on 2 April 2015 that it fined the German Commerz bank with 1.7 billion US dollars for dealing with Cuba, Sudan and Iran – Washington sanctioned countries.

When even the staunchest stooges of empire seek alliances in the East, the writing is on the wall, that the economic winds are shifting, that a tectonic sea-change is in the offing and that the Iran nuclear deal, one way or another, doesn’t really matter in the foreseeable future.

Apr 09 16:32

Police launch major investigation into claims of sexual abuse at Nottinghamshire care homes dating back 75 years

Police have launched a major investigation into claims of sexual abuse at care homes in Nottinghamshire dating back more than 70 years.

Operation Xeres will focus on allegations relating to abuse at Skegby Hall children's home near Mansfield.

The inquiry will also look into nine other centres in Nottinghamshire where children were said to have been physically or sexually abused.

Apr 09 16:30

Israel attacked America on 9-11-01! – Shout it from the rooftops (Part II)

It’s time for those Americans who assisted the Israelis with 9-11-01 and who covered it up to be indicted, arrested, tried and convicted for their various roles in the attack on America on 9-11-01 by Israel and its coverup.

This of course means that both of the massive American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were based on the big lies, false-narratives and propaganda dispensed to the American masses by the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) and were completely illegal under international law and thereby constitute abject war crimes for which those.

Numerous former top USG Officials and Members of Congress will someday soon be made accountable for committing espionage against America related to 9-11-01, its coverup and for all their war crimes based on lying about it and falsely blaming Islamics in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Apr 09 13:39

Emily Windsor Cragg, Daughter of King Edward VIII, files Claim to UK Crown with UK Parliament, charges Elizabeth II with Treason

Emily Windsor Cragg, the only daughter of the late Duke of Windsor, former King Edward VIII of the UK, announced in a NewsInsideOut.com interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre that she has filed a Claim to the UK Crown & Throne with the UK Parliament, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the International Criminal Court.

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A real life game of thrones! Unfortunately, when Parliament passed His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936, acknowledging Edward's abdication, it included a provision that Edward's heirs were cut off from the line of succession to the throne. So, under British law, I suspect Emily will not get very far with this, especially since the official biography of Edward VIII states he died without producing any children!

Apr 09 13:29

Diego Garcia: UK stalls release of CIA black site ‘torture flight’ records

The UK government continues to delay the publication of flight records which could prove Diego Garcia was used by the CIA for “torture flights"

Apr 09 12:44

SHOCKING HOME EVICTION BY CORPORATE POLICE!

A Shocking eviction by Corporate Police of a man from his home for the princely sum of £6,000 owed in business rates.

After falling behind with his business rates to Manchester City Council, due to the illness of one of his children, Ken was has found himself evicted from his home to be sold for profit by the Corporations. This is NOT austerity... IT IS ROBBERY!!

Apr 09 12:39

London’s Camden Council censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne exposes Camden Council for censoring our website because of our criticism of Israel – criticism that’s often voiced by our Jewish contributors – on the ground that criticising Israel is “anti-Semitic”.

Apr 09 10:52

The 2015 British General Election: Capitalism’s One-Horse Race

Britain is currently in the grip of a general election campaign. Voting takes place on 7 May and election fever in the media is building as various commentators and politicians engage in empty rhetoric about British values and democratic principles. Due to the nature of the ‘first past the post’ voting system, the only two parties with a realistic hope of achieving a majority of seats in parliament are Labour and the Conservatives. As in the outgoing parliament, the party most likely to achieve third place, the Liberal Democrats, might hold the balance of power in a hung parliament.

Apr 09 10:41

72% of Brits concerned about online privacy since Snowden leaks

New research suggests nearly three quarters of British adults are worried about the distribution of their personal information online, with concerns including hackers and unauthorized access to data.

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