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Mar 04 12:28

Breathe easy! Commuters don plastic bags, storage containers and gas masks as coronavirus panic takes hold in UK... despite zero evidence they actually stop infections

Commuters have resorted to wearing storage boxes, plastic bags and even babies' nappies over their heads as they come up with novel ways to avoid contracting Coronavirus.

Photos, circulated on social media, show people coming up with creative ways of covering their noses and mouths in a bid to avoid contamination, as medical experts warn throwaway surgical face masks are ineffective at keeping the virus at bay.

One train passenger in a heavy duty gas mask was spotted on the platform at Milton Keynes station, while a Londoner adopted the same approach on a Tube.

Mar 04 12:27

Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

The government has powers it can use to protect people from infection. Among the measures which could be introduced if there are major outbreaks are:

  • School closures. It also hopes to pass new laws to allow bigger class sizes if there are teacher shortages
  • Restrictions on the use of public transport
  • The stopping of big gatherings
  • Troops supporting the emergency services
  • Police focusing on the most serious crimes and maintaining public order
  • New legal powers to make people stay in quarantine
  • Mar 04 06:56

    NHS England declares coronavirus a 'level 4 incident' - the highest degree of emergency - as 12 more people in the UK are diagnosed and Big Four accountants Deloitte lock down London office over positive worker

    The NHS has hiked the coronavirus outbreak to the highest possible threat level, it was revealed today as 12 more British patients tested positive for the infection.

    Health chiefs have declared the epidemic a 'level four incident', which grants them emergency powers to take control of local hospitals.

    Coronavirus was ratcheted up to level four status in January, but this was only confirmed today as the government tried to calm public concern by unveiling a four-pronged strategy to tackle the growing crisis.

    Meanwhile a member of staff at accountancy firm Deloitte tested positive for the virus after returning from Asia, MailOnline can reveal.

    Mar 04 05:53

    Boris's 'battle plan' blow by blow: Troops on the streets, police murder investigations put on hold and patients turfed out of hospitals as one in every five workers go off sick and town halls are put on 'death watch'

    As Britain's coronavirus case tally continues to climb and the likelihood of a nationwide epidemic grows, the government has drawn up a blueprint to tackle an outbreak on UK soil.

    Boris Johnson's yesterday revealed a four-pronged approach to deal with the crisis - contain, delay, research, mitigate.

    From these four pillars follows a Downing Street 'battle plan', which includes drastic measures such as clamping down on mass gatherings, putting the Army on standby and halting police paperwork.

    Mar 04 05:52

    With Russia ties under strain, Belarus holds drills with British Marines

    Belarus began holding joint military drills with 28 British Marines at a training ground in the north of the country this week at a time when relations with its traditional ally Russia are under strain.

    Mar 04 05:49

    UK in 'unprecedented' deployment of Royal Marines to Belarus

    In an unusual development, the UK is dispatching 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando to Belarus.

    The move is being described as “unprecedented” by British defence specialists, in view of the fact Belarus is a close ally of Russia.

    Mar 03 11:14

    Children are having NIGHTMARES about climate change with one in five saying they are losing sleep over the environmental crisis, survey reveals

    A new survey reveals one in five children are having bad dreams about the environmental changes, with 17 percent reporting their concerns are affecting their sleeping and eating habits.

    The poll also shows 80 percent say the problem was important to them and nearly half do not trust adults to tackle the long-term problems.

    The study, conducted by BBC Newsround in collaboration with Savanta-ComRes, surveyed 2,000 children in the UK from the ages of eight to 16 in a bid to see just how the younger generation feels about the changes to our planet.

    Mar 02 12:02

    Hate vs peace and harmony: Israeli prime minister’s aide flaunts “hate” as a unifier

    "The Jewish fear of anti-Semitism can be seen as projection: those who are “united by hate” may well attribute their own hatefulness to their neighbours, whether they are Palestinians, Labour voters or even the Democratic frontrunner.">>

    Mar 01 16:33

    Woman who claims she was rushed into taking 'experimental' puberty-blocking drugs at 16 wins right to take NHS gender clinic to court in landmark case

    A woman who claims she was given 'experimental' puberty-blocking drugs at 16 without being warned of the consequences is set to lead as a witness in a landmark case.

    The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the UK's first gender clinic in London, is being sued over concerns it gave powerful drugs to children as young as 12 without proper consent.

    Keira Bell, 23, started gender reassignment at the clinic when she was a teenager after she felt suicidal and asked to be called by a boy's name at school.

    She was prescribed hormone blockers to halt the development of her female body after just three one-hour appointments.

    But Ms Bell has now stopped transitioning and argues staff did not challenge her want to become a teenage boy.

    Ms Bell is now waiting to see if she has fertility issues following the drugs and claims she should not have been rushed into treatment because children cannot given adequate consent.

    Feb 29 05:08

    Trump ready to meet with leaders of Russia, China, Britain, France to discuss arms control

    "The United States will use this opportunity to bring both Russia and China into the international arms control framework and head off a costly arms race", Reuters reported

    Feb 28 14:42

    UK Should Be 'Scared to Death' of Assange Extradition Over Public Backlash - Politician

    LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK government should be "scared to death" of a popular uproar over its treatment of the imprisoned founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, especially in the event of him being extradited to face espionage charges in the United States, Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the UK Socialist Equality Party, said.

    The remarks come amid Assange's extradition hearing that started on Monday at Woolwich Crown Court in the UK capital of London. Earlier in the day, dozens of WikiLeaks supporters gathered outside the court, carrying banners with messages such as "Don’t Extradite Assange" and "The Truth Will Win."

    According to Marsden, the accusations against Assange were effectively a "frame up" arguably motivated by Washington's desire to punish the whistleblower for his role in the publishing of materials implicating US forces in possible war crimes.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Please remember; none of the Wikileaks revelations have ever been proven wrong.

    Feb 28 10:10

    Britain bought a record amount of Russian gold last year, spending over $5 BILLION

    According to customs data seen by RBC business news outlet, gold exports to Britain have grown more than 12 times in terms of value, to $5.33 billion.

    Supplies to the UK accounted for 93 percent of all Russian gold exports. Twelve other countries, including Kazakhstan and Switzerland, bought only $409 million-worth of Russian gold.

    In physical terms, gold exports from Russia to the United Kingdom in 2019 increased 11 times, from 10.4 tons to 113.5 tons.

    Almost the entire volume of deliveries to the UK is gold bullion. Taking into the account the London standard (an ingot weighing about 12.5 kg), it turns out that Russia delivered at least 9,000 ingots to the UK last year.

    Feb 28 10:08

    Thousands of kids skip school for Greta’s address to a huge crowd, amid police warnings and a coronavirus risk. What can go wrong?

    Up to 30,000 people were estimated to have seen Greta Thunberg’s ‘School Strike for Climate’ in Bristol. But with police warnings and the shadow of coronavirus looming over Europe, should parents be condoning their kids’ activism?

    As sporting events around the world are canceled and schools across the UK weigh up the prospect of closing their doors for two months due to fears of coronavirus infection, the idea of 30,000 people, many of them schoolchildren, gathering in Bristol for a Greta Thunberg rally on Friday seems a bit irresponsible on behalf of the organizers.

    Bearing in mind that most schools only finished their mid-term holidays last week and Friday of this week would mean another day skipping school, police also warned parents that the expected number of people flocking to hear the 17-year-old Swedish activist speak puts children in danger of tripping, falling or being crushed.

    Feb 28 03:51

    Britain adjourns Assange’s US extradition hearing until May

    LONDON — A British court adjourned hearing a U.S. extradition request for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday after four days that focused on whether or not his alleged crimes were political.

    Woolwich Crown Court adjourned the hearing, which is expected to last several months, until a three-week session set to begin May 18. Two short procedural hearings are scheduled in late March and early April.

    Assange’s lawyers argued that his extradition should be blocked under British law because Washington has pursued it with “political motives.” Lawyers for the U.S. government said he had broken “ordinary criminal laws.”

    The U.S. Justice Department said it charged Australian citizen Assange, 48, with conspiring with former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak a trove of classified material in 2010.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    To both the governments of the UK and US, a word, please; if the plan is to "encourage" Assange's death, either overtly, or covertly in the UK,this will make a martyr out of this guy internationally, for telling the truth, and embarrassing US and UK officials.

    Please remember; so far, there has been nothing published by Wikileaks, which has been proven to be incorrect.

    Is THIS the outcome you really want here?!?

    His physical and mental state are fragile enough right now, according to the Doctors who have testified in his behalf, that he is in deep peril of dying.
    End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange

    When an article like this appears in the Lancet, not particularly known as the scientific world's mouthpiece for "yellow journalism", you have to know that this plan to silence Assange through death, has all eyes upon you right
    now, and even if his death might be utterly through no fault of either the US or Brit Spymeisters, both governments will be blamed and disparaged, both and intensely, and for a very long time to come.

    I would like to politely suggest that you collectively cool your jets on Assange, give him the ability to claim sanctuary in a third party country, and live out what is left of the rest of his life, undisturbed and unprovoked.

    And then perhaps, if you are collectively able, please try not to do the exceedingly ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid kinds of things for which Wikileaks has consistently called both countries out.

    Feb 27 17:47

    UK schools could close for TWO MONTHS under plan to contain coronavirus as cases rise and medics warn the old and infirm may NOT get treatment

    Emergency plans are being drawn up by health officials to contain the coronavirus which could see schools closed for at least two months.

    Football matches, concerts and other mass gatherings may also need to be suspended, the chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said.

    Feb 27 10:34

    Transgender woman is spared six months in jail for threatening man with a claw hammer in Budgens because judge says he does not know whether to send her to a male or female prison

    Leila Le Fey, 40, had pleaded guilty to common assault and possession of an offensive weapon after trying to steal wine from a Budgens in Brighton.

    Also known as Layla Le Fey, Adam Hodgson, and Marcus Smith, the defendant was condemned by Judge Stephen Mooney for her 'inexcusable' behaviour.

    He initially sentenced her to six months, but her lawyers argued she would be forced to go to an all-male prison after failing to present a Gender Recognition Certificate.

    When court staff then refused to confirm Le Fey's gender, the judge reversed his decision and handed her a six-month suspended sentence.

    Feb 27 09:08

    Coronavirus map LIVE: UK preparing 'mass burial sites' - terrifying 'excess death' plans

    CORONAVIRUS "mass burial sites" are being planned by the UK Government for a worst-case scenario pandemic, it has emerged.

    Feb 26 20:49

    Buy now, pay later 'growing fast' amid debt fears

    Buy now, pay later services for online shoppers are growing at 39% a year, a report says, despite worries that young consumers are sleepwalking into debt.

    Operators such as Klarna and Afterpay allow customers to delay payment or buy through interest-free instalments.

    Convenience and the ease to make snap purchases are behind their popularity, according to the report by payment processors Worldpay.

    But consumer groups say many young people are ignoring the debt risks.

    Feb 26 12:36

    'What are they hiding?': UK govt slammed for destroying reports into people who committed suicide after welfare benefits stopped

    The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted shredding reports on around 50 people who killed themselves following social security payments being withdrawn, promoting accusations of a "cover-up."

    Officials at the DWP claim they shredded reports into suicides linked to benefit payments — made before 2015 — being stopped, citing data protection laws.

    However the data watchdog has rubbished the claims, insisting that there was no legal requirement to destroy the documents by a specific date.

    Feb 26 09:12

    British politicians 'covered up child sex abuse for decades'

    British politicians turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of children and actively covered up allegations over decades, an independent inquiry into historical sex offences in Westminster has found.

    The inquiry did not find evidence of an organised paedophile network in its examination of the period, covering the 1960s through until the '90s.

    Feb 26 03:26

    U.K. Home Office Covers Up Huddersfield Child Rapists

    Authored by Jon Hall via FMShooter.com,

    According to Sajid Javid’s Home Office, research and findings on the characteristics of grooming gangs across the United Kingdom is not in “public interest”.

    After it was found that nearly 19,000 suspected victims of child sex exploitation transpired in just one year, survivors blamed the government for making “empty promises” on ending, or even addressing, the epidemic.

    In 2018, Javid claimed there would be “no no-go areas of inquiry” in regards to the rampant sex grooming of children in England.

    After Javid’s statement, no further statements on the review have been made. According to The Independent, the outlet was told that the work had been finished but it would only be used for internal policy-making and would not be released publicly.

    Even after a freedom of information request inquiring on the research and reports, the British Home Office said they held the information but it would not be released.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Thinking Brits need to demand that this information be released, and immediately; the UK government has, by this denial, admitted that it is impotent to stop such activities by these grooming gangs, and/or ... that its members have been complicit its operation.

    Feb 25 02:02

    Prince Andrew’s Millionaire Friend Peter Nygård…

    February 24th, 2020

    Via: Daily Mail:

    Pictures of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard partying with women in the Bahamas have emerged just days after he was accused of luring at least 10 teenage girls to the compound and sexually assaulting them.

    Millionaire Nygard, who has links to Prince Andrew, is seen grinning and soaked with sweat as he watches three women dressed in tiny bikinis gyrate against each other inside his private nightclub on the property dubbed Nygard Cay.

    Andrew visited Nygard at his lavish estate in 2000, after the fashion designer had agreed out-of-court settlements with three employees who accused him of sexual harassment.

    The prince and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson stayed at Nygard Cay, near Nassau, with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Apparently, in Prince Andrew's mind, being a royal means never having to take responsibility for anything you have done, or having been friends with people who were so breathtakingly, and publically morally offensive and abusive as has been Pete Nygard, whose penchant for underage girls was both well-known, and well-documented.

    I don't feel one bit pity for Prince Andrew, in this whole, sordid mess; who I do feel extremely sorry for, are his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

    Feb 24 15:52

    Royal bombshell: Military DEMAND Queen axe 'damaging' Andrew from Trooping the Colour

    QUEEN ELIZABETH II has been told by military sources she must axe Prince Andrew from this year's Trooping the Colour - or face "damage to the reputation of the monarch".

    Feb 24 15:35

    Two million in UK at risk of type 2 diabetes as obesity crisis grows

    Record number are increasing likelihood of heart attack or stroke, NHS says

    Feb 24 13:45

    BBC dramas are 'woke' propaganda, not entertainment

    The BBC relentlessly uses drama not for entertainment, but to impose politicised values on its audience, particularly about minority rights. For the vast majority who do not live under a cloud of permanent victimhood this is puzzling, however much many of us hope to belong to a society where no one endures prejudice. As at the last general election, when it became clear that much of the political class was wildly out of step with the public, it is now equally clear that BBC Drama is too. My children stopped watching Doctor Who when it became an exhibition piece of wokeness. If threats are carried out to end the licence fee, the BBC should not wonder if very few people outside the vested interests – those who exploit drama as a publicly funded form of brainwashing or propaganda – object.

    Feb 24 10:33

    Delingpole: Now Boris’s Green Gestapo Are Coming for Your Coal Fires

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest green assault on property rights and freedom is to ban coal fires.

    From February next year, bags of traditional house coal will be banned from sale, with deliveries of loose coal phased out by 2023. There will also be restrictions on the kind of wood you are allowed to burn, newly cut (green) wood to be made illegal.

    Together with a mooted ban on gas-fired boilers and gas-fired cookers — both extremely popular in the country — the new, green-obsessed administration appears to be signalling that an Englishman’s home is no longer his castle and that his hearth now belongs to the government.

    Feb 24 09:24

    UK is the ‘51st state’? Uproar as Britain’s secret deal to buy nuclear warheads from US without Parliament’s consent is revealed

    Furious Brits have accused their government of being a lapdog for Washington, after it was inadvertently revealed that the UK had quietly inked a nuclear weapons deal with the US, forgoing public debate.

    The Pentagon recently disclosed that Britain has agreed to purchase new US nuclear warheads to replace Trident, its own homegrown nuclear program. However, the deal came as a surprise to British lawmakers, who were reportedly kept in the dark about the nuclear weapons.

    The agreement, which involves the US sharing the technology used in its W93 sea-launched warhead, is expected to cost billions of pounds.

    Feb 24 06:58

    REVEALED: CHIEF MAGISTRATE IN ASSANGE CASE RECEIVED FINANCIAL BENEFITS FROM SECRETIVE PARTNER ORGANISATIONS OF UK FOREIGN OFFICE

    The senior judge overseeing the extradition proceedings of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange received financial benefits from two partner organisations of the British Foreign Office before her appointment, it can be revealed.
    BY MATT KENNARD AND MARK CURTIS AND CROSS-POSTED FROM THE DAILY MAVERICK.
    It can further be revealed that Lady Emma Arbuthnot was appointed Chief Magistrate in Westminster on the advice of a Conservative government minister with whom she had attended a secretive meeting organised by one of these Foreign Office partner organisations two years before.

    Liz Truss, then Justice Secretary, “advised” the Queen to appoint Lady Arbuthnot in October 2016. Two years before, Truss — who is now Trade Secretary — and Lady Arbuthnot both attended an off-the-record two-day meeting in Bilbao, Spain.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Imagine my complete (absence of) shock, at these revelations!!

    Feb 24 06:01

    Boris Govt: Releasing Report on Ethnicity of Rape Gangs ‘Not in Public Interest’, Ministers Need ‘Safe Space’

    Boris Johnson’s government has refused to release a report on the ethnic background of grooming gangs, saying it is not in “the public interest” and would deprive ministers of a “safe space” to shape policy.

    The groomings gangs investigation was announced by Sajid Javid, the former Home Secretary, in 2018, with a pledge that he would “not let cultural or political sensitivities get in the way of understanding the problem and doing something about it”.

    The promised transparency soon evaporated, however, with Home Office bureaucrats deciding that the report would in fact remain “internal” — and top-level politicians and parliamentarians representing constituencies plagued by grooming gangs questioning whether a real investigation was even carried out.

    Feb 24 05:39

    Woman is savagely beaten in Birmingham ‘coronavirus rage’ attack after stepping in to defend her Chinese friend from racist abuse

    A woman was punched and knocked unconscious after she stepped in to defend her Chinese friend who was accused of carrying coronavirus.

    Trainee lawyer Meera Solanki, from Solihull, was out with friends celebrating her 29th birthday at Birmingham's Ana Rocha Bar and Gallery on Frederick Street.

    Miss Solanki was inside the venue with her friends including Mandy Huang, 28, who was visiting from London, when the group were targeted by a group of Asian men.

    Feb 21 07:07

    Toggle navigationSYRIA - TURKEY'S BLUFF IS CALLED - MEDIA OPPOSITION SOURCES RUN BY BRITISH INTELLIGENCE

    SOURCE: MOON OF ALABAMA

    Russia has called Turkey's bluff of a wide ranging attack on Syrian government forces. The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will now have to find a way out of the Idleb trap he set himself in. His excellent Syria adventure is coming to an end.

    Meanwhile we learn that the British military intelligence ran another large dis-information campaign that brought 'Syrian voices' into the 'western' press.

    Erdogan continues with his wild rhetoric over Syria.

    #ERDOGAN: "#Turkey cannot be confined within the 780,000 km2 border. #Misrata, #Aleppo, #Homs & #Hasaka are outside our actual borders, but they are within our emotional & physical limits, we will confront those who limit our history to only 90yrs."
    The Turkish talks with Russia have not gone well. Russia had proposed the following points:

    1- 16-km border strip in Idlib under Turkey control
    2- Russia controls crossing between Idlib strip and Afrin

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Edrogan's brain is writing checks his military are singularly unable to cash, and his military and political friends back home, had better do some creative heads-up, thinking back in Ankara over this weekend.

    I do not know if Turkish law has a legislative equivalent to the US Bill of Rights' 25th Amendment, or if snap elections are allowed, but the rest of the Turkish government, and his military, needs to do something to cage the "Erdo-Madness" here, and right the flip now; otherwise, Russia is going make it difficult for Turkey to be able to do anything on the International stage, and that should give both Turkish political and military leaders an industrial-strength pause for thought right now.

    Feb 20 11:14

    WATCH harrowing footage of 2007 Baghdad killings projected onto UK parliament wall in protest against Assange's extradition

    Campaigners have projected the footage of an American airstrike on Iraqi civilians, originally exposed by WikiLeaks, onto the parliament building in London, to protest against the proposed extradition to the US of Julian Assange.
    Clips from the infamous 2007 footage were projected onto Westminster Palace, where both houses of parliament are located. The same video was projected on the wall of the Belmarsh maximum security prison in London, where the WikiLeaks co-founder is awaiting his US extradition trial. The images on the buildings' walls included photos of the activist along with slogans like 'Don't extradite Assange' and 'Journalism is not a crime.'

    Feb 20 11:12

    ‘Death dividend’: British arms maker BAE Systems blasted on Twitter after announcing big sales growth for ‘good year’ 2019

    Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has come under a hail of fire on social media after proudly announcing the “greatest increase” in dividend profits in eight years as part of their 2019 financial results.
    BAE Systems tweeted a video on Thursday in which their chief executive Charles Woodburn gleefully revealed that 2019 had been a “good year” for the world’s fourth largest defense company.

    BAE’s announcement triggered an avalanche of criticism on Twitter, with many commenters hammering the company for its boastful theme and questioning whether providing bombs that have led to deaths around the world should be something to be proud about.

    One person simply tweeted: "Death dividend," while another sarcastically wrote: "So glad killing people has brought you a nice dividend."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    All well and good to criticise BAE; but what about the US/British foreign policy which makes these merchants of death so damned profitable?!?

    THAT... is where these activists really have to start, in a peaceful, logical, and responsible way.

    Feb 19 07:39

    Jaguar Land Rover UK Factory To Run Out of Chinese Parts In Weeks

    The amount of supply chain disruptions that are coming out of the woodwork is nothing short of astonishing. This could shock the hell out of the global economy, forcing a trade recession that would lead to a readjustment of stock prices. At this moment, central bankers are terrified, because monetary policy is virtually ineffective during a virus outbreak.

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) warned Tuesday that their UK factory has enough Chinese parts for the next two weeks, but heading into March, their production lines could grind to a halt due to the lack of parts, reported Reuters.

    Feb 18 18:03

    UK: NHS to Deny Medical Care to 'Racist' or 'Sexist' Patients Under New Rules

    Imagine being denied medical care at a hospital because you once made some politically incorrect tweets.

    Feb 18 14:23

    London Mayor Khan puts knife crime in the ‘too tough’ tray and takes on climate change for votes in election run-up

    As the no-win row over funding in the fight against London knife crime continues, Sadiq Khan changes tack in the run-up to Mayoral elections, and chooses climate change over safer streets in a far riskier strategy to win votes.

    The clock is running down on Sadiq Khan, and with just a couple of months remaining to secure a legacy of any value during the Labour Mayor’s unremarkable tenure, his dream of creating a safer London with its streets free of the scourge of knife crime is shot.

    So now he’s switching his red cape for a green version and opting to save the planet, rather than the British capital’s victims of stabbings and street violence, which he is now seemingly determined to blame on central government and a police funding crisis.

    Feb 18 13:04

    Political Parasites Paid £323 a Day – Unemployed Paid Less a Month

    If you are not appalled by the news that an unelected, unaccountable and unproductive lackey in the House of Lords is now entitled to a DAILY Allowance greater than the MONTHLY pay to a Universal Credit claimant then you are not listening, brain dead, heartless or a combination of all three afflictions.

    Feb 17 06:10

    The Multi-Billion-Dollar Mystery Of The Great British Gold Sale

    This is a story about a chart. A pretty astonishing chart.

    A chart that has all sorts of consequences, including misleading ministers, distorting our view on the nature of the UK economy and creating a genuine mystery about what's going on in the bowels of the UK economy.

    Feb 16 22:14

    200,000 homes ditch their BBC TV licences in a year prompting funding crisis at the corporation as No10 says it wants Netflix-style subscription system

    The true scale of the BBC's licence fee crisis has been laid bare as figures reveal an alarming drop in the number of people paying the charge.

    Around 200,000 fewer households currently have a TV licence compared to a year ago, despite a continuing rise in the UK's population.

    This comes amid claims that Downing Street is planning to scrap the fee and turn the broadcaster into a Netflix-style subscription service.

    Feb 16 13:23

    Outrage as Downing Street adviser backs EUGENICS, mandatory birth control and giving kids mind-altering drugs

    Barely over a government-rocking reshuffle, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has moved onto a fresh scandal, hiring an adviser who advocates eugenics, mandatory contraception, and giving children mind-altering drugs.

    Andrew Sabisky was one of the hires made by 10 Downing Street after Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings made a high-profile call to stock the office with “misfits and weirdos”.

    Even the controversial Cummings might have got more than he bargained for, as it has emerged that 27-year-old Sabisky once called for a “universal contraception” program to stop the creation of a “permanent underclass,” and also said that the benefits of brain-boosting drugs were “probably worth a dead kid”.

    Feb 14 16:41

    'Amazon Prime' fraud gang net themselves more than £1million including one victim's life savings with cold calls claiming to represent the online subscription service

    'The scam is carried out by phone call, with the victim receiving an automated phone message that they have been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. They are subsequently instructed to 'press 1' to cancel the transaction. When they do this, they are directed to a fraudster posing as an Amazon customer service representative.

    'The fraudster advises the victim that their subscription was purchased fraudulently and that remote access to their computer is required in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from reoccurring.

    'The unsuspecting victim then downloads software which grants the scammers remote access to their computer, including personal and financial information.

    'Other variants of the crime involve fraudsters stating that the recipient is eligible for a refund for an unauthorised transaction on their Amazon account.'

    Feb 14 12:20

    'Police were WRONG to check my thinking': Businessman's 'transphobic' tweets were LAWFUL and officers breached HIS rights by acting like 'the STASI' and arriving at his work to quiz him about 'hate incident', judge rules

    Announcing the court's decision, Mr Justice Julian Knowles said Mr Miller's tweets were 'lawful' and that the effect of the police turning up at Mr Miller's place of work 'because of his political opinions must not be underestimated'.

    He added: 'To do so would be to undervalue a cardinal democratic freedom. In this country we have never had a Cheka, a Gestapo or a Stasi. We have never lived in an Orwellian society.'

    He also said: 'The claimant's tweets were lawful and that there was not the slightest risk that he would commit a criminal offence by continuing to tweet.

    'I find the combination of the police visiting the claimant's place of work, and their subsequent statements in relation to the possibility of prosecution, were a disproportionate interference with the claimant's right to freedom of expression because of their potential chilling effect.'

    Feb 13 07:55

    UK GOVERNMENT TO GIVE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS POWER TO POLICE INTERNET CONTENT

    SOURCE: INDEPENDENT UK

    The UK government will give Ofcom new regulatory powers to police what is posted on the internet, it has said. The decision was made as part of a new “online harms“ plan that ministers say will protect people as they use the internet.

    However, critics say the addition of new rules and regulations could stifle free speech and give the government unprecedented powers to decide what is posted and available on the internet. Campaign group Big Brother Watch has called the plans “dangerous and wrong” and suggested they are “a direct attack on the fundamental right to freedom of expression”.

    Ofcom will have the power to enforce a “duty of care” on companies such as Facebook and Twitter “to protect users from harmful and illegal terrorist and child-abuse content”. It will be able to punish companies that fail in that duty.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    So, "depicting violence", even if it is legitimate news photos or videos of the casualties of war, such as, let's say, Yemeni infants, children, women, and the medically fragile elderly, who are being killed and maimed for life by a US/Saudi military joint alliance, are now forbidden, because it may give Brits the possible notion, that some of their governmental international policies, may possibly be immoral and wrong?!?

    I would politely suggest to the current British government, that Orwell's masterpiece "1984" was a cautionary tale; NOT A BLOODY HOW-TO MANUAL!!

    Feb 12 19:41

    London Attack: West’s Terrorists Bite the Hand that Feeds (Again)

    By Tony Cartalucci

    In yet another headline-grabbing terror attack – an armed man in south London left several injured – some seriously – with the suspect himself killed at the scene by police.

    Entirely predictable was the fact that the suspect named as Sudesh Amman – was a known terrorist – having been previously arrested, tried, and imprisoned for terror-related offenses, only to be inexplicably released early...

    Feb 12 17:30

    Forget about balance? BBC now a climate activist saying it’s a ‘privilege’ to have ‘global icon’ Greta Thunberg front new series

    With the turmoil surrounding the BBC right now, warring talent arguing over their salaries, the hunt for a new Director General and the bound-to-get-uglier row over the tv licence fee, excitedly announcing a new climate change documentary all about Swedish teen Greta Thunberg shows a palpable lack of feel for the public mood.

    But she is exactly the sort of poster child the BBC is looking for, as it turns to climate activism in a bid to boost its audience figures.

    The national broadcaster is very much a self-appointed custodian of all things climate. Look at their What is Climate Change website and you will see plenty of broad facts about changes in the environment, but nothing to suggest that environmental change is largely part of the wondrous cycle of nature and not entirely the fault of man. That is where the BBC case lies.

    Feb 12 06:54

    Britain's shame as poverty skyrockets with children and pensioners worst hit

    Poverty has increased for children and pensioners over the last five years, a new study suggests.

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said that, despite rising levels of employment, in-work poverty has also gone up because often people's pay, hours, or both, are not enough.

    Just over half of people in poverty are in a working family, compared to 39% twenty years ago, according to the research.

    Feb 11 13:09

    Sacrificing the UK Labour Party for Israel

    Sam Bentley traces the start of the fabricated "anti-Semitism" campaign against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to the exposure of collusion between the Israeli embassy, ex-Labour MP Joan Ryan and the Jewish Labour Movement, and names key drivers of the campaign. >>

    Feb 11 12:25

    Vanessa Beeley Interview - Turkey & US Openly Protect Extremists In Idlib As Lies Begin To Crumble

    Joining me today is Vanessa Beeley, an independent investigative journalist and photographer who has worked extensively in the Middle East – on the ground in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Palestine, and has covering the conflict in Yemen since 2015. In 2018, Vanessa was named one of the 238 most respected journalists in the UK by the British National Council for the Training of Journalists. In 2019, Vanessa was among the recipients of the Serena Shim Award for uncompromising integrity in journalism. Today we are discussing Syria, Idlib and the wall of propaganda surrounding all of it.

    Feb 11 11:40

    Irish election result is a victory for Nationalism

    Once upon a time Gerry Adams, the leader of Ireland’s nationalist party, Sinn Fein, could not be heard speaking on the BBC. He was branded a terrorist and his voice was dubbed. How times have changed. Now his party, led by Mary Lou McDonald, has stormed to victory in the Irish elections. Having won the largest percentage of the vote at 24%, Sinn Fein has ended the decades long domination of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail in what was effectively a two-party political system.

    McDonald now seeks to form a government with other left-wing Irish parties and although she doesn’t expect to form a coalition with Fine Gael or Fianna Fail, she would still participate in talks with representatives of the parties: “I also have consistently said that I will talk to and listen to everybody, I think that is what grown-ups do and that is what democracy demands.”

    Feb 10 17:54

    More than 200 tons of British rubbish is on its way back to the UK at taxpayers' expense after being found dumped in Polish warehouse

    Shocking photos show mountains of waste dumped in the Polish village of Bogaczewo, including Pedigree dog food, Kenco coffee packets and crisp packets sold in the UK.

    Locals sources claim the rubbish came from recycling bins in England so has demanded the UK Government pay for it to be returned to Britain.

    The Environment Agency confirmed it was working with Polish authorities to investigate how it got there.

    Feb 10 17:48

    Prince Andrew's name is REMOVED from the website of his pet Pitch@Palace project - as organisation distances itself from the Duke

    The Dragon's Den-style project set-up by Prince Andrew has removed the the Duke of York's name from its website, amid backlash from sponsors over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

    Pitch@Palace, founded by Andrew, is planning on launching a rebrand in the Spring as it further distances itself from the royal.

    It has already moved its base from Buckingham Palace to a new office after the prince's car crash Newsnight interview in November where he defended his links to Epstein.

    Feb 10 17:37

    New BBC Director-General is tipped to be a woman – with Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth ‘in the running’

    Elisabeth Murdoch, 51, the daughter of Rupert Murdoch, has emerged as a possible candidate for the role which will become vacant with the departure of current DG, Tony Hall.

    Ms Murdoch, is the former head of Shine UK, which has produced programmes like Masterchef, for the BBC, but because of her family's dynasty, it's thought she would appeal to BBC critics in Downing street.

    Feb 10 17:36

    Greta Thunberg signs up for BBC documentary series focusing on her ‘international crusade’

    Greta Thunberg has signed up for a BBC documentary series focusing on her 'international crusade', that will feature her challenging world leaders.

    The 17-year-old Swedish climate change activist will be shown exploring what actions can be taken to limit climate change and responding to the 'real-world consequences of inaction'.

    Feb 10 17:30

    Britain's broadband blackout scandal: Almost two-thirds of internet users suffer outages or painfully slow speeds every month, report reveals

    Some 41 per cent of those who complained said their broadband supplier handled the case badly. Simply contacting the company often involves negotiating complex automated telephone systems and being kept on hold.

    In fact, making a complaint is so difficult that very few people, around one in three ever make one on the issue of poor speeds.

    The survey, by price comparison experts comparethemarket.com, found people who work from home are particularly hard hit by the failing broadband system.

    At the same time, the current voluntary compensation scheme puts no pressure on firms to improve services.

    Feb 10 12:01

    Kissing international law goodbye to satisfy Israeli greed

    Stuart Littlewood highlights the forked tongue and gross hypocrisy of Britain’s Conservative, Zionist-dominated government, which pays lip service to justice, human rights and freedom of expression while energetically stamping on all of these to protect Israel from legitimate scrutiny. >>

    Feb 08 11:37

    Taxpayers face bill of 'hundreds of thousands' to cover security at Princess Beatrice's wedding to millionaire property developer, says former Met chief

    As a 'medium to large sized event' in central London, with members of the royal family travelling between two venues, both guests and the public need to be kept safe.

    But as predicted costs are more than one per cent of the Met's annual budget, it may fall down to the Home Office to help out with costs via a 'special grant', which is funded by taxpayers' money.

    Feb 08 08:09

    Trump 'Apoplectic' in Phone Call With Boris Johnson Over Huawei 5G Inclusion - Reports

    A conversation between US President Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly became heated over the United Kingdom's decision to allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to have a role in the UK's new 5G network last Tuesday.

    Anonymous sources in London and Washington described the call between the two anglosphere leaders as "apoplectic" to the Financial Times.

    Feb 07 06:30

    UK: Muslim Father Faces Jail for Pulling 9-Year-Old Son Out of LGBT Lessons

    A Muslim father in Birmingham, England, is being prosecuted for removing his son from LGBT lessons, which he claim risk the safety of his child.

    Jabar Hussain, 51, faces fines and potentially time in prison for removing his son for months from the Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham. The dispute emerged after the introduction of the LGBT inspired ‘No Outsiders’ curriculum, that inspired protests from mostly Muslim parents in the school district.

    Feb 06 14:29

    Debunking the lies spread about musician and writer Gilad Atzmon by Zionists and other Israel apologists

    Israel-born British musician and writer Gilad Atzmon refutes the lies and disinformation spread against him by Zionists who, incapable of countering his arguments, have resorted to burning his books and terrorising venues that host his concerts. >>

    Feb 06 13:39

    Beyond Ukraine: America’s Coming (Losing) Battle for Eurasia

    by Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.) Posted on February 06, 2020

    Academic historians reject anything smacking of inevitably. Instead they emphasize the contingency of events as manifested through the inherent agency of human beings and the countless decisions they make. On the merits, such scholars are basically correct. That said, there was something – if not inevitable – highly probable, almost (forgive me) deterministic about the two cataclysmic world wars of the 20th century. Both, in retrospect, were driven, in large part, by collective – particularly Western – nations’ adherence to a series of geopolitical philosophies.

    Feb 06 10:43

    ‘No right to privacy from the opposite sex’: 13yo girl takes school trans inclusion rules to UK High Court

    Some British schools are trying to be more accommodating to trans students at the expense of others, a 13-year-old has alleged in court documents. She says their guidelines go against girls’ desire for privacy, dignity and safety.

    The new Trans Inclusion Toolkit released by Oxfordshire County Council last February instructs that students should have access to toilets, changing rooms, dorms and similar spaces, in accordance with the gender they identify as.

    A 13-year-old girl has challenged the rules, saying the council never bothered to ask non-trans students like her how they felt about them. “Under these guidelines I have no right to privacy from the opposite sex in changing rooms, loos, or on residential trips,” she said in legal papers filed with the High Court in London on Thursday.

    Feb 06 10:37

    PC gone berserk: Asian ‘rape gang’ allowed to freely roam streets of London as cops told “find other ethnicities” to investigate

    The extreme liberalism that has overwhelmed most European countries is now beginning to overwhelm common sense and public safety, as one British detective’s claims indicate.

    As reported by the UK’s Telegraph, at least one Asian “grooming gang,” which is just a fancy term for rape, was permitted to continue roaming the streets of London to terrorize young females after British cops were told to “find other ethnicities” to investigate.

    Seems like law enforcement in the ‘international city’ of London is subjective based on skin color, tone, and country of origin. Way to go, Mayor Sadiq Khan.

    Feb 06 10:23

    SNP engulfed by 'grooming' scandal: Nicola Sturgeon SUSPENDS her heir apparent who quit as finance minister after being caught preying on 'cute' boy, 16, by sending him 270 messages on Facebook and Instagram

    Derek Mackay, 42, who was tipped to be the next First Minister of Scotland, contacted the boy out of the blue on Facebook and Instagram last summer, calling him 'really cute' before asking him to keep their exchanges secret.

    But he resigned hours before presenting the SNP's Budget at Holyrood in Edinburgh today after the boy's mother published the 270 messages exchanged with her traumatised son and said she would go to the police.

    Feb 06 06:44

    London: Newham Council Puts On Drag Queen Story Time, Targets 'Under 5s'

    The Newham London Borough Council announced Wednesday they're putting on the first of many Drag Queen Story Times for "under 5s and their parents and carers" at public libraries in Newham throughout the month.

    Feb 05 10:55

    One of Britain’s most senior NHS doctors with £225,000 salary is struck off after secretly spying on a 15-year-old girl through a hole as she took a shower

    Dr Jonathan Fielden, 56, was arrested by police after he spied on a teenager through a hole in a ceiling.

    Feb 04 13:53

    Podcast – Episode #19 – Alistair Crooke and the Civilizational Wars of the U.S. and Europe

    Alistair Crooke and I sit down for a wide-ranging chat on the loss of institutional legitimacy all across the West and the Middle East. Starting with Brexit and what it means for the U.K. and spanning the globe to include Europe, its relationship to Russia and the ideological wars being waged by various factions against Iran and China, this is an episode I don’t think anyone should miss.

    I know that I am better served for having been a part of it. And, if in our own small way we can prevent further wars of this type, it will

    Feb 03 11:32

    To the junk yard and beyond: Rocket fuel made from waste PLASTIC could power future UK space missions

    Skyrora, based in Edinburgh, has developed technology to convert plastics headed for landfill and the oceans into an eco-power source for its launch vehicle.

    It has completed a week of static horizontal ground firings on its 3D-printed engine in Fife, which allowed it to compare its Ecosene fuel to traditional Kerosene.

    Once it has finished testing it hopes to use the rocket to position satellites into separate orbits 310 miles above the Earth - launching from Scotland.

    Feb 01 06:21

    LONDON POLICE MOVES FORWARD WITH FULL-TIME DEPLOYMENT OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH THAT CAN’T ACCURATELY RECOGNIZE FACES

    The London Metropolitan Police sure loves its facial recognition tech. But it’s an unrequited love. The tech doesn’t appear to have done anything for the Met during its past deployments.

    Documents obtained by Big Brother Watch in 2018 showed the Met’s deployments had rung up a 98% false positive rate in May of that year. Nothing improved as time went on. Subsequent documents showed a false positive rate of 100%. Every "match" was wrong. Not exactly the sort of thing you want to hear about tech capable of scanning 300 faces per second.

    This followed an earlier report covering a test run by the South Wales Police at a handful of public events. In comparison, the South Wales tests were a success: a mere 92% of its matches were false positives.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    When a technology has not matured to the point of being reliable, it is pathologically insane to deploy it until it is.

    Jan 31 18:13

    British Army and Royal Navy hit by support problems

    arship and army equipment availability in the UK's Royal Navy and British Army has been hit by poor contractor performance, a shortage of spares, and a rising operating tempo, according to the country's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation.

    In its annual report and accounts published on 29 January, DE&S said it had failed to meet key targets in its army and navy maintenance programmes in 2018-19.

    "We failed to achieve the British Army sustainability target during the year and a demanding operational tempo was a significant contributing factor for the Navy Command support targets not being met," said the report.

    Jan 31 11:41

    Trump’s deal is bid to complete the evil “Plan Dalet”

    Stuart Littlewood argues that President Trump’s “deal of the century” fulfils the thoroughly nasty “Plan Dalet” – the Zionists’ blueprint for the violent and murderous takeover of the Palestinian homeland. >>

    Jan 31 09:24

    EU Vice President Orders British Flags Removed From Parliament After Rousing Farage Brexit Speech

    EU Vice-President Mairead McGuinness cut off Nigel Farage’s mic and ordered British flags to be removed from the European Parliament in a moment that was emblematic of why the UK voted to leave in the first place.

    Jan 31 09:01

    Brexit scam emails you shouldn't open at any cost

    Scammers are never slow to use world events to try to deceive us and the Brexit result in the EU referendum is no exception to that rule.

    The latest con sees an email arrive in your inbox with some variation on the subject line: ‘Brexit causes historic market drop’.

    Open the email and inside there are links supposedly taking you to articles that explain the market turmoil and how you can avoid it.

    Instead, your computer is infected with malware that criminals can use to spy on your internet activity and steal your personal and financial data.

    Jan 30 13:51

    Meh! Those pesky EU safety standards were a drag: Pompeo says Brexit will be ‘fantastic’ for the US

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has suggested that Brexit will be “fantastic” for America, because it means the UK can finally do away with all those inconvenient EU trade regulations and standards.

    Speaking at an event in London on Thursday alongside British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Pompeo claimed the UK exiting the bloc on Friday would reduce barriers to trade between the two Western allies.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    But will this "relaxation" of standards result in less safe products for the people of both the US and the UK?!?

    I understand that there can be "regulation overkill"; but I would really like to know that the products from the UK will be safe for people in this country, with such de-regulation going on?

    Jan 30 13:29

    Israeli rogue regime cuts medical lifeline to remote Palestinian villagers – again

    Stuart Littlewood highlights yet another Israeli crime – depriving Palestinian villagers of medical assistance – and the UK’s complicity in Israel’s crimes and its double standards towards the rogue entity and the occupied Palestinians. >>

    Jan 30 12:13

    Furious Wonga customers attack collapsed pay-day lender discovering they will only get 5% of compensation owed to them after they were mis-sold loans

    The firm collapsed in 2018 and nearly 400,000 eligible claims were lodged against the lender.

    Wonga's administrators, Grant Thornton, said they would be paying all unsecured creditors 4.3 per cent of their agreed claim over the next four weeks.

    But many former customers have hit back at the firm, with one claiming they had been offered just £535 from £12,417 redress.

    Jan 29 10:58

    British carbon tax has led to a 93 per cent drop in coal-fired electricity since 2013 — but has added around £39 to annual household bills, study finds

    Experts from the University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL) also found that the tax increased household electricity bills by £39 on average in 2018.

    This is believed to have collected around £740 million for Her Majesty's Treasury.

    Jan 28 16:17

    Angry Trump Now Helpless to Stop Huawei’s Stunning Victory: This Week Everything Changes

    The diplomatic spat between Washington and London continues to spiral us into unknown territory this weekend, with the news that even President Trump’s personal plea to Prime Minister Johnson on Friday evening has not pulled the U.K. back from the brink of its decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei into its 5G network.

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