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Oct 27 18:16

If this very British Covid rebellion spreads no power in the world will stop it COMMENT

Britain is at a Covid crossroads – these protesters are the tip of a lockdown-weary, coronavirus cynical nation. And if these 6,000 refuseniks were to become 60millon refuseniks neither Boris Johnson nor any power on Earth could stop it.

Oct 27 11:04

UK govt investigates after pupils raise questions about balding asylum-seeker who claims to be 15 but ‘LOOKS ABOUT 40’ – report

The British Home Office has reportedly launched an investigation after students in Coventry raised questions about whether their new classmate – an asylum-seeker who is balding and looks about 40 – is really 15 as claimed.

Parents' fears were raised after students came home from school earlier this month saying the new pupil, purportedly a boy from Gambia, looked far too old to be in their class, the Sun newspaper reported. The issue came to a head after teachers summoned the mother of a girl who posted photos of the man on social media and questioned his age.

Oct 27 10:16

Leaked papers appear to show UK ran secret training & PR op for Syrian militants costing millions, despite knowing the risks

A swath of what appear to be secret Foreign & Commonwealth Office documents outline a multimillion-pound British effort to train rebel fighters in Syria via private companies, knowing but brushing off the risk of jihadist hijack.

The documents released by the hacktivist collective Anonymous appear to expose a variety of covert actions undertaken by the UK government against the Syrian state over many years.

The overriding objective behind them all, the papers suggest, was to destabilise the government of Bashar Assad, convince Syrians, Western citizens, foreign governments, and international bodies that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was a legitimate alternative, and flood media the world over with pro-opposition propaganda.

Oct 27 08:51

Show us 'the real costs of Covid-19': Tory backbench leader Sir Graham Brady demands ministers start accounting for the wider impact of lockdowns on NHS care and the economy and act in 'the best interests of the nation as a whole'

Sir Graham Brady said the Government had 'a duty to take into account the best interests of the nation as a whole' but could not do that without vast improvements in the data available to it.

Sir Graham, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives, is the MP for Altringham and Sale West in Greater Manchester, which was last week placed in the highest Tier 3 lockdown.

He said that the Department of Health and Social Care should compile and publish data on deaths caused by reduced access to care, and for the Treasury to do the same about 'shuttered businesses and lost jobs'.

He warned that amid Labour demands for a 'circuit break' lockdown and increasing numbers of cities being placed into the Very High lockdown, there needed to be recognition of 'the extraordinary toll that these measures are taking on the country'.

Oct 27 08:08

UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community.

Oct 27 07:03

Special Forces Reportedly ‘On Alert for Jihadis Disguised as Migrants’ on UK Ships

The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Nave Andromeda was stormed by UK special forces on 25 October after the ship was hijacked by stowaways off the coast of the Isle of Wight, in the English Channel, with police saying that seven men were taken into custody.

UK special forces are reportedly on alert for jihadis that might be disguised as migrants and asylum seekers in the wake of Sunday’s incident involving the storming of the SBS oil tanker Nave Andromeda to tackle seven violent stowaways, writes the Mirror.

After an operation carried out by heavily-armed anti-terror troops, the apprehended fugitives now face the possibility of life behind bars after allegedly threatening the 22-man vessel near the Isle of Wight, in the English Channel.

Oct 26 08:45

Dementia patients 'are being given "archaic and dangerous" anti-psychotic drugs to keep them sedated during lockdown putting them at risk of early death', as grandmother, 86, dies six weeks after starting medication

Experts say the medication carries risks of premature death and is used to treat behaviour and symptoms including aggression and agitation.

Until this year the the use of the drugs had fallen over fears over whether their dangers outweighed any benefits.

But the coronavirus pandemic has seen prescriptions for the treatments rise as medics have looked to keep some patients sedate during the crisis.

Oct 26 07:29

Welsh People Blocked From Buying "Non-Essential" Items Due To Lockdown

People living under new lockdown rules in Wales have been prevented from buying so-called “non-essential” items, which are being covered with plastic sheeting at supermarkets.

The image shows shop workers covering up what appear to be duvets and other bedding products.

Oct 26 05:46

Senior Labour frontbencher given 'dressing down' over criticism of Israel

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer has been embroiled in a new row over his party's position on Israel, after it emerged that one of his senior colleagues used a Commons debate on Palestine and the West Bank to accuse Israel of behaviour "tantamount to profiting from the proceeds of crime".

According to the UK's MailOnline newspaper, Stephen Kinnock, a member of Starmer's frontbench foreign affairs team, made remarks on Israel during the debate in September, which included calling on the UK to "ban all products that originate from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories".

Allies of Kinnock, former chairman of the British-Palestine all-party parliamentary group, stressed that the MP had made it very clear that his anger at the treatment of people in the Occupied Territories was not "about being pro-Israel or pro-Palestine - this is about striving for peace, justice and security for all".

Oct 26 05:26

Peter Hitchens: The UK economy is going to go over the edge

Oct 26 05:24

London Has Fallen | Financial Collapse

Oct 26 05:22

Watch: Furious Welshman Tears Down Sheeting Off "Non-Essential" Goods In COVID-Lockdown Protest

A video out of Wales shows a furious shopper in a branch of Tesco tearing away plastic sheeting used to cover “non-essential” goods while decrying a COVID lockdown that is robbing people of “basic human needs.”

As we highlighted yesterday, photos began emerging of bedding and other supermarket items deemed “non-essential” being covered with plastic sheeting to prevent people in Wales from buying them.

Now a new video has emerged of an irate Welshman tearing down similar sheeting in a branch of Tesco in Bangor last night.

Oct 25 06:29

Britain's nuclear submarines become outnumbered as Russian vessels flood into the North Atlantic - as Putin reopens missile base near UK targets

Britain’s nuclear submarines are outnumbered by Russian vessels flooding into the North Atlantic, while Vladimir Putin has reopened a cruise missile base within range of UK targets, The Mail on Sunday has learned.

The terrifying surge by Russian subs into waters previously controlled by the Royal and US navies is part of a provocative new Cold War strategy by Moscow, say military experts.

Last night, the head of the Royal Navy, First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin, confirmed that Russia is ‘more active in the Atlantic – our backyard – than it has been for over 30 years’. And he warned that China could soon pose a threat to British waters.

Oct 25 06:03

UK GIVES POLICE ACCESS TO DEPT. OF HEALTH DATA TO ENFORCE SELF-ISOLATION ORDERS

“Your papers, please.” This is a chilling breakdown of personal data privacy, giving the police unprecedented and sweeping access to health data across the UK. This is also happening in the U.S. with Google and Oracle’s tracking vaccine recipients.

The total breakdown of personal data privacy is almost complete. Your most private and intimate details are shared among government entities, including police, as well as with Big Tech companies. This is how the scientific dictatorship of Technocracy will control every citizen, and mostly via AI algorithms. ? TN Editor

British police forces have been granted access to details of people who have been told to self-isolate under the government’s ‘test and trace’ system, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said late on Saturday.

Oct 24 09:55

[Video] COVID - 19 TEST

What happens when you send an unused swab test for testing? You are declared Covid-19 positive!

Oct 24 07:59

Barnier Claims UK and EU Have ‘Huge Common Responsibility’ to Stop Full Brexit

Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has claimed that it is the UK’s and the EU’s “common responsibility” to agree on a deal and stop a clean-break, no-deal Brexit.

Just last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had declared that negotiations with the EU had failed over the bloc’s intransigence on issues like anti-competition rules and fishing, and that the UK should prepare for a no deal.

However, Mr Johnson did not officially withdraw from trade talks, instead his proxies stating in the following days that negotiations could restart if Europe were willing to compromise. EU insiders interpreted the prime minister’s threat of no deal as mere bluster, with one saying that “if the UK would really not care about having a new deal, it would have left the table long ago”.

Talks recommenced in London on Thursday, with Mr Barnier telling Reuters: “I think it’s very important to be back at the table.”

Oct 24 07:25

Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to creation of Israel

Palestinian lawyers have lodged a complaint to sue the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which set out London’s aim to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.

On Thursday, the lawyers took the measure in the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, highlighting that “the suffering of the Palestinians” emanated from the UK document.

“The Balfour Declaration is unacceptable. It was not just a declaration, but a birth certificate for a regime with letters of shame and injustice. It was a replacement tactic drawn by Britain in partnership with Zionists, ignoring the rights of more than 93% of Palestinian people, and granting the Jews, who at the time composed only 7% of the population, full rights,” Munib al-Masri, head of the Federation of Independent and Democratic Trade Unions, told a news conference in Ramallah.

Oct 23 06:37

Germany and China are future SUPERPOWERS and Britain’s role has ‘changed’ claims Putin

GERMANY and China are future superpowers according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The autocratic leader made the claim whilst addressing the Valdair Discussion Club, a Russian think tank, via video link. He commented: “In terms of its economic weight and political influence, China is actively moving towards the status of a superpower.

Oct 23 06:36

Boris Johnson shares huge China update as up to THREE MILLION Hong Kongers head to UK

After China introduced a controversial security law restricting Hong Kong’s freedoms in June, the Prime Minister’s Government offered nearly 3 million people in the territory with British National Overseas status citizenship. An assessment from the Home Office has now calculated that the UK economy would see a “net positive impact” up to nearly £3 billion over five years from tax revenue from the migrating population.

Oct 22 05:49

Over 7,500 Illegal Boat Migrants Arrived in Britain This Year

Over 7,500 illegal boat migrants have reached the United Kingdom by crossing the English Channel from France since the start of the year, reaching the number that Migration Watch UK predicted would arrive in the country by the end of the year.

Following the arrival of 100 more illegal aliens on Monday, the total number of illegal migrants recorded to have reached British shores rose to a record 7,532, more than four times the number of migrants in 2019.

Since the beginning of the month, some 403 boat migrants have successfully crossed the Channel, according to the Daily Mail. In September, a monthly record of 1,954 landed in Britain.

In July, the mass migration sceptic think-tank Migration Watch UK predicted that — based on arrival trends at the time — between 7,500 and 7,600 migrants would reach the country by Christmas.

Oct 21 18:10

Scotland Yard in lockdown snooping U-turn: Met Police withdraws advice urging pubs and restaurants to ask customers for IDs saying it 'does not reflect policy' after backlash from hospitality industry

Scotland Yard has today pulled a sudden U-turn after urging pubs and restaurants to snoop on customers to ensure they stick to lockdown rules.

The Metropolitan Police faced a backlash and even the threat of legal action from hospitality industry chiefs after sending letters asking struggling traders in London to ask for the names, addresses and photo IDs of their customers.

Officers had hoped such a move would discourage households from mixing in the capital's pubs and bars, after Tier 2 restrictions were introduced last weekend.

But now Scotland Yard bosses say they have withdraw the letter - saying 'it does not reflect the force's policy'.

Oct 21 18:07

Government has borrowed more than a billion pounds PER DAY and £208BILLION in just six months - during coronavirus crisis with £2TRILLION debt pile the worst since 1960

The crippling impact of coronavirus on the public finances was laid bare today after new figures showed the government borrowed more than £208billion over six months.

Another £36.1billion was borrowed in September - the third-highest month on record and compared to just £7billion a year ago - as tax revenues slumped and the Treasury poured out bailout money.

It means that since April £208.5billion has been added to the UK's debt pile - nearly four times as much as in the whole of last year.

It works out at around £1.14billion per day.

Oct 21 18:05

'I don't give a sod!': Barnsley pensioner, 83, slams new Tier-3 lockdown for South Yorkshire saying 'I've not got many years left - I'm not going to be fastened in a house'

The outspoken shopper told the broadcaster: 'I think it's all ridiculous, we should never have been in lockdown. All the people who were vulnerable should have been helped and kept home safe.

'And all the rest of us, i'm 83, I don't give a sod.

'I look at it this way, i've not got all that many years left of me and i'm not going to be fastened in a house when the government have got it all wrong.

'We need...how can we get the country on its feet? Money-wise? Where's all the money?

'By the end of this year there's going to be millions of people unemployed and you know who's going to pay for it? All the young ones. Not me because i'm going to be dead.'

Oct 21 17:55

'We've been thrown under a bus': Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities are plunged into Tier 3 lockdown and frustrated pubs reveal how they've had to find food vendors to stay open

Pub and restaurant bosses in areas of England about to go into a tier three coronavirus lockdown hit out at the Government today, claiming the hospitality industry was being 'thrown under a bus' and should be kept open.

Some bar owners in Greater Manchester - which will go into tier three at 0.01am on Friday - said they were rushing to find a food vendor to avoid them having to shut, while others said they had no choice but to close.

And a pub landlady in Sheffield - which will go into tier three at 0.01am on Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire - has said she is 'devastated' about the new restrictions imposed on her industry.

Oct 21 05:32

Farage on London Church Attack: ‘We Are a Christian Country and Our Culture Is Under Assault’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has weighed in on the viral video of a man ripping down the cross on a London church in broad daylight, warning Britain’s Christian culture is “under assault”.

The video shows the cross on the Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in east London being hauled down by a young man making no attempt to conceal his identity, despite the widespread acceptance of people wearing masks in public and the presence of several witnesses.

The Metropolitan Police say the fallen cross has been recovered and a male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage. No mention was made of pursuing religiously-aggravated hate crime charges.

“We are a Christian country and our culture is under assault,” commented Farage, sharing the video on social media.

Oct 21 05:28

WATCH: Police Standby as Hundreds of BLM Protesters Gather in London, While Cracking Down on Anti-Lockdown Demos

Police in London were seen standing by and watching as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in apparent violation of the city’s China virus restrictions, despite forcibly cracking down on other protests over the weekend.

On Sunday, hundreds of BLM activists took to the streets of London to denounce police brutality and to stand in ‘solidarity’ with the #EndSars movement in Nigeria.

In a Breitbart London exclusive video, police were filmed standing by as the crowds gathered in the British capital. Police presence was also very light in comparison to what was witnessed at an anti-lockdown march held the day before, on Saturday.

Oct 20 06:31

Dear Vice Chancellor, Don’t get bullied into adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Dear Professor Andy Schofield,

Re the request by the British Secretary of State for Education that Lancaster University adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism.

I’m writing to you as a Jewish student studying at Lancaster University in the hope that you’ll resist the pressure being put on you by the government to adopt what I, and many other Jews in the UK and around the world, believe to be a flawed and deeply problematic document on antisemitism.

First of all though, may I congratulate you on your appointment as Vice Chancellor earlier this year. You’ve arrived in the post at an extraordinary time and I don’t envy you the task of navigating the many challenges of COVID-19 for both your students and staff. I was also glad to see the commitment you’ve made to widening participation and championing equality, diversity and inclusion at Lancaster.

Oct 20 05:52

STEPHEN GLOVER: Who will rid us of these anti-Brexit, grenade throwing bishops?

Church of England bishops have over the years derived much pleasure from flinging brickbats at the government of the day.

That almost always means a Tory government. Thirty-five years ago, some prelates famously criticised Margaret Thatcher over her economic policies, which they thought were impoverishing the inner cities.

But I’m not sure rebellious high ecclesiastics have ever gone as far as now.

Oct 19 10:39

Deaths at home from dementia and Alzheimer's soar during coronavirus

Deaths from Alzheimer’s and dementia have soared by almost 80 per cent in private homes in England during the pandemic, data shows.

Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that there were 2,905 excess fatalities from these diseases between 14 March and 11 September.

This is 79 per cent higher than the five-year average for the same sixth months.

Wales saw an even sharper spike in the number of deaths from these conditions than England did, with 133 excess deaths constituting a 94 per cent rise from the average.

Overall, the number of excess deaths in private homes in England and Wales over the same period were 24,387 and 1,644 respectively.

Oct 19 08:11

The OTHER coronavirus death toll: 26,000 more people than usual died in private homes in England and Wales between March and September - but only 3% of them from Covid

Between March 20, the week lockdown started, and September 11, a total of 86,000 people died in private homes rather than in hospitals or care homes, an Office for National Statistics report revealed today.

The number, which is a surge of 43.6 per cent on the average for that time of year, includes fatalities of any cause, with Covid-19 only linked to 3.3 per cent of them.

Oct 19 07:58

Undercover agents: Licence to break law plan at critical stage

Of all the things that you might imagine Parliament to do, legalising crime is unlikely to be one of them.

But that is exactly what is likely to happen - albeit in rather specific circumstances - under one of the least understood, but most important bills before MPs today.

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill is a long and technical name for something quite simple.

But the very nature of the proposal exposes one of the most difficult tensions for a modern democracy: How far do you trust the state to do things in the shadows to protect each and everyone of us, without ever knowing what those things are.

Oct 19 07:48

The lockdown ghost towns: More than a MILLION hospitality and retail jobs may vanish by end of the year as venue owners in northern cities brand coronavirus restrictions a 'death sentence' for business

The Covid-19 catastrophe is creating ‘ghost towns’ across Britain and threatens to wipe out more than a million jobs, experts warned last night.

A record 11,120 household-name retail outlets and around 125,000 store jobs were lost after the first lockdown supercharged a move away from high streets.

However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, with fears the job loss total at shops, pubs and restaurants could soar as new lockdowns are rolled out this winter.

Oct 19 05:55

British PM Johnson reportedly mulls resigning in 6 months…because of low salary

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allegedly considering leaving his post next spring because he supposedly struggles to live on a salary of £150,402 a year, according to British media.

Johnson plans to leave office as soon as he gets Brexit done and navigates the nation through the worst period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Daily Mirror reported, adding that the prime minister apparently believes he can pull that off in some six months.

The reason for such an early departure? According to some unnamed Tory MPs that talked to the Mirror, it is all because the prime minister finds his salary underwhelming, even in comparison to his previous occupation.

Oct 19 05:51

Macron in last-ditch Brexit punishment with threat to devastate UK with energy blockade

EMMANUEL MACRON confirmed that the EU would launch a devastating energy embargo against the UK if Boris Johnson refuses to give in on fisheries.

Emmanuel Macron reacted furiously to Boris Johnson's claims that trade talks are "over" between the UK and EU. Mr Macron has played hardball in the talks on fisheries, insisting on Thursday that French fishermen would "not be sacrificed" for the sake of a deal. However, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal then French fishermen could faced being banned from British waters.

Oct 18 07:11

Report: Anti-Trump Former UK Deputy Prime Minister ‘Involved’ In Facebook Censorship of Biden Story

Former British deputy prime minister of turned Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications at Facebook, Sir Nick Clegg, was allegedly involved in the tech giant’s decision to censor the New York Post article exposing details about the Biden family.

A report in The Telegraph claims that the anti-Trump British politician — who exited the former Conservative-Liberal Democrat government when the latter was trounced in the 2015 elections — was one of several members of the content moderation team who decided to reduce the distribution of the damaging report their site.

While most censorship decisions on Facebook are handled by low-level employees and algorithms, high-profile cases such as the New York Post story are said to be handled by Facebook’s vice president of content policy, then the vice president of global public policy, and, finally, by the former Lib Dem leader.

Oct 18 06:29

'Don't get yourselves caught': How the British state allowed its secret agents to commit crime

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill marks the UK government's latest attempt to permit its intelligence and security agencies to break the law lawfully

Oct 17 08:59

Moscow Denies Accusations of Spreading Misinformation About UK's COVID-19 Vaccine

Earlier on Friday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned that attempts "to basically sabotage the efforts of those trying to develop a vaccine are deeply reprehensible".

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has rejected allegations of Moscow launching a disinformation campaign against Oxford University scientists' efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

The statement comes hours after British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News that "Russia has a track record in this area", when asked about a Times probe into Moscow's alleged attempts to hamper the Oxford vaccine's development.

Oct 17 08:57

Integrity Initiative in Hiding? Whitehall Launches Secret European ‘Disinformation Factory’

On 3rd April, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) minister Alan Duncan revealed his department’s ‘Counter Disinformation and Media Development Programme’ — which bankrolls the Institute for Statecraft and its Integrity Initiative subsidiary — was funding a new endeavour, Open Information Partnership (OIP).

The announcement, buried in a response to a written parliamentary question, was supremely light on detail — Duncan merely said the effort would “respond to manipulated information in the news, social media and across the public space”. Official fanfare was also unforthcoming — there was no accompanying press release, briefing document, or even mention of the launch by any government minister or department via social media channels.

Oct 16 05:19

Boris Johnson Threatens UK Will Leave EU With No Deal if Brussels Fails to Change Stance in Talks

London’s talks with Brussels to establish a trade deal have been deadlocked over the past few months. The situation grew increasingly complicated after the UK passed the Internal Market Bill in September, which the EU claims violates the Brexit conditions the sides earlier negotiated.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cautioned the EU that unless it makes fundamental changes to its approach towards post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, London might choose a no-deal scenario.

"I have concluded that we should get ready for January 1 with arrangements that are more like Australia's based on simple principles of global free trade", the British prime minister said.

Oct 16 04:58

EU punishment plot: Brussels revenge plan to BLOCK key trade routes with UK exposed

EU hauliers are threatening to freeze out the UK from trading opportunities, a British haulage boss has warned, adding that the risk to the country's supply chains could be significant.

Oct 16 04:58

Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson could walk away from EU today - statement IMMINENT

BORIS JOHNSON is ready to walk away from post-Brexit trade talks with the EU today, as the bloc fails to meet the Prime Minister's deadline.

Oct 15 17:02

U.S., UK and other countries warn tech firms that encryption creates ‘severe risks’ to public safety

Lawmakers from countries within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance have urged tech firms to develop backdoors that allows them to access encrypted messages.

In an open statement, seven nations said that unbreakable encryption technology “creates severe risks to public safety.”

While citizens benefit from additional privacy, law enforcement agencies see end-to-end encryption as a barrier to their investigations.

Oct 15 10:52

Coronavirus testing lab 'chaotic and dangerous', scientist claims

A scientist who processed coronavirus swab samples at one of the UK's largest labs has alleged working practices were "chaotic and dangerous".

He highlighted overcrowded biosecure workspaces, poor safety protocols and a lack of suitable PPE.

The Health and Safety Executive has uncovered safety breaches at the lighthouse lab in Milton Keynes.

The UK Biocentre, which runs the lab, said strict safety measures were in place and improvements were being made.

Oct 15 10:50

Used coronavirus tests handed out by mistake in Birmingham

Used coronavirus swab tests were accidentally given out to households in Birmingham, council officials said.

Birmingham City Council said about 25 kits had been given out by mistake in the student area of Selly Oak as part of its "drop-and-collect" service.

It said the error was quickly realised, the kits remained intact and there was no evidence of cross-contamination.

However, student David Lewes, 21, said he and four housemates used the tests without realising they were not new.

"We are really distressed, shocked, violated and one of my friends threw up after finding out they had been used before," he said.

Oct 15 09:07

Bully-boy minister’s Christmas message to UK universities: Adopt anti-Semitism definition that’s “too vague to be useful”, or I’ll axe your funding!

Stuart Littlewood highlights the ignorance of Gavin Williamson, an Israel pimp serving as UK Education Secretary, who has threatened to cut the funding of universities that do not succumb to the Zionist definition of “anti-Semitism” – contrary to legal advice and the UK government’s own rules.>>

Oct 14 07:26

In a first, British trade unions commit to challenging Israeli ‘apartheid’

On September 15th, the Annual Congress of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) representing nearly 6 million members in the UK adopted a motion which reaffirmed its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for the right to self-determination, condemning the occupation and expansionist policies of the Israeli government.

The resolution expressed outright opposition to the annexationist ambitions of the Netanyahu government, backed by the United States Administration and called for an end to British government complicity. Demanding a cessation of the blockade of Gaza and support for “the right of Palestinian refugees to return”, it committed the TUC to “communicate its position to all other national trade union centres in the International and European Trade Union Confederations and urge them to join the international campaign to stop annexation and end apartheid”.

Oct 14 05:36

Odds Of 'No Deal' Brexit Plunge As Boris Johnson Signals He Won't Walk Away From Talks With EU

With one day left until the beginning of a pan-European summit marketed as the final chance for EU leaders to sign off on a UK-EU trade agreement, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signaled on Wednesday morning that his government will not walk away from the table, as it had threatened to do, prompting analysts to dramatically lower their odds for 'no deal'.

BoJo had previously set Oct. 15, the beginning of a critical EU summit, as a soft deadline for talks.

No trade deal "is still possible, but probably would come more as an ‘accident’ at this stage than by intent,” says strategist Ned Rumpeltin. Odds down from around 40% before. "Sterling should naturally benefit as the final uncertainties are lifted," he told Bloomberg.

Oct 13 05:22

US election 2020: Trump suffers huge blow as Boris 'reaches out' to Biden 'Won't be happy'

DONALD TRUMP's hopes for the 2020 presidential election look to be growing smaller and smaller as even UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly abandoning the US leader for his rival Joe Biden.

Oct 12 07:41

The Bradbury Pound and a road economic recovery: Why don’t MPs want to talk about it? A letter to Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle

This simple fiscal arrangement, called M0 at 100% by HM Treasury or Sovereign National Credit by money reformers, completely saved the day and prevented a catastrophic run on the banks. The new notes were nicknamed ‘Bradbury Pounds’ after Sir John Bradbury, the First Secretary to the Treasury, who had his signature on the notes.

However, as this common-sense, debt-free process of money creation became extremely popular with the general public (Punch even composed a ditty to praise it), a dark cloud suddenly developed over the City of London. The bankers realised very quickly that if the Treasury continued with the ‘Bradbury’ as the sole way to fund the war, then they would not be able to make any sort of a financial killing out of the killing on the Western Front.

Oct 12 07:33

‘When I needed them most, the NHS left me to die’: Health service faces wave of lawsuits over hundreds of scans, tests and operations cancelled in lockdown – and one cancer patient had to beg strangers to fund her treatment

Leading firms of lawyers have been contacted by hundreds who missed vital scans, tests and surgery because of worries over the pandemic.

One company is representing 150 patients, including dozens who have had their life-expectancy slashed.

Several clients have lost loved ones early as a result of cancer care delays, it says.

Many of the victims are younger patients hit by particularly aggressive forms of the disease.

Charities fear up to 35,000 extra deaths may be caused by cancer because hospitals cancelled virtually all procedures, including check-ups and operations, to cope with the coronavirus crisis when it struck.

The backlog is so large that three million are now waiting for screening, says Cancer Research UK.

Oct 12 05:40

Boris Johnson will unveil tough three-tier lockdown TODAY: PM to hold emergency Cobra briefing this morning before announcing travel bans and closure of pubs, bars and gyms for millions in Covid hotspots for up to SIX MONTHS

Boris Johnson will today reveal tough new three-tier lockdown rules for England which will close pubs, bars and gyms for millions living in coronavirus hot spots for up to six months.

The Prime Minister will hold an emergency Cobra briefing on Monday morning to hammer out the final details before setting out the new nationwide system in the Commons.

Local leaders in Liverpool and Manchester last night railed against the Government's decision, accusing Mr Johnson of not providing enough consultation before introducing the business-battering restrictions.

Oct 11 07:46

Donald Trump wants Queen to grant 1,000-year lease on US ambassador's Regent's Park mansion with sprawling 12-acre garden as part of trade deal

Donald Trump is lobbying for the Queen to extend the Crown Estate lease on the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Regent's Park as part of the UK-US trade deal, sources say.

The U.S lease on Winfield House has been in place since 1955 but is set to expire in 2053, with Trump angling for a 999-year extension to be put in place, reports The Times.

Oct 10 07:19

Pelosi Shows Ignorance of UK Drug Rules With Claim Boris Johnson Could Approve COVID Vaccine

The Democratic Party House leader claimed that UK PM Boris Johnson - and not the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency - has the power to approve new drugs, and that a US president could overrule the federal Food and Drug Administration.

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the power to approve new drugs before they pass clinical trials.

Pelosi's gaffe came in response to a question from Sky News Scotland bureau chief James Matthews.

Matthews, noting that Pelosi has previously criticized Johnson over his implementation of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, asked if she thought that the PM is unfit to lead the UK government after his bout with the coronavirus six months earlier.

"I have no idea, nor do I have of President Trump," Pelosi admitted, before claiming: "Clearly he is on medication. Any of us who is under medication of that seriousness is in an altered state."

Oct 10 07:03

Britain Ready to Supply Lethal Arms to Ukraine, Country's Presidential Aide Says

Using foreign military hardware is nothing new for the Ukrainian Army, where US-made weaponry, including patrol vehicles, fast boats, and Javelin anti-tank missiles are currently in service.

Senior Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak said on Friday that the UK had expressed readiness to provide the country with a hefty lethal weapons contract, in addition to a £1 billion ($1.2 billion) loan to the Ukrainian Navy.

The statement came as President Volodymyr Zelensky met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London to sign a spate of bilateral cooperation agreements.

Yermak claimed that recent mass protests in neighbouring Belarus pose a possible threat to Ukraine, which he said is seeking assurances from the EU and the UK about their willingness to help Kiev maintain national security.

Oct 10 05:57

BORIS FACES 2-WAVE TSUNAMI

Oct 09 11:22

It's OK to give children of 10 puberty blockers': NHS gender identity clinic says some children understand sex so can consent to medication

Some young children are capable of consenting to being given the drugs because they already understand sexual concepts, judges were told.

On the second day of a landmark High Court hearing it was also revealed that three ten-year-olds have been given puberty-blockers after seeking treatment from doctors at the London clinic over the past year or so.

Around a quarter of patients given the drugs were 14 or under.

The case has been brought by a mother who is trying to prevent the clinic, run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, from giving puberty blockers to her 16-year-old daughter.

The drugs halt a child’s normal physical development during puberty, potentially making gender reassignment surgery easier later on.

Oct 09 11:03

Jaeger and Peacocks owner Edinburgh Woollen Mill is on the brink of collapse putting 24,000 jobs at risk after sales were hit by lockdown

High street fashion chain Edinburgh Woollen Mill, which owns Peacocks and Jaeger, is close to collapse, with 24,000 jobs in the balance.

The company has lodged a notice of intention to appoint administrators to look for potential buyers to shore up the struggling business.

Oct 09 05:16

The UK is becoming a tyranny as tinpot dictator BoJo rides roughshod over laws without caring what ANYONE thinks

A top legal mind has warned that Britain is becoming a dictatorship due to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cavalier attitude to rules and due process. The events of the last year suggest he’s absolutely right.

The separation of powers is a long-celebrated feature of British democracy, but with an emboldened judiciary and a government blurring where the generally accepted boundaries lie, Boris Johnson could be consigned to the history books not as a great prime minister, but as the great dictator.

And why not? His determination to ride roughshod over an international treaty to push the Internal Market Bill through Parliament has not only kicked up a stink among his own MPs, but now former president of the UK’s Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger has had a crack at the PM too.

Oct 08 18:09

Now 12,000 scientists and medics have signed anti-lockdown petition that urges officials to let Covid-19 spread among young and healthy people

Now more than 12,000 scientists and medics have signed a petition calling on the Government to abandon damaging lockdown restrictions - as it attracts an ever-growing list of supporters.

The Great Barrington Declaration was published this week calling for young people to be allowed to return to life as normal while the elderly and most vulnerable are given 'focused protection'.

The open letter, written by experts at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford universities has since been signed by more than 12,000 scientists and medical workers, as well as 115,000 members of the public.

But Number 10 yesterday insisted it would not throw restrictions overboard and said calls for the UK to aim for herd immunity against Covid-19 would not be heeded by policy-makers.

Science is no longer relevant to policy makers. Covid-19 isn't a pandemic, it's an agenda.

Oct 08 17:53

Furious daughter slams GPs after her mother was repeatedly refused an appointment for her cough because of Covid - which later turned out to be terminal cancer

Marina Sendall's mum Ellie Krzywy has been told she has just six months to live after her chronic cough was eventually diagnosed as lung cancer in August.

However Ms Sendall, 33, claims Gloucester Health Centre in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, 'didn't want to see' patients during the pandemic.

After rejecting Ms Krzywy's request for a proper appointment, her GP prescribed antibiotics in two separate telephone consultations in June.

They believed the 62-year-old's symptoms were a sign of a chest infection.

When she started suffering with severe breathlessness and her lips turned blue, she requested a face-to-face visit.

However the grandmother-of-eight was reportedly told she'd need to take a covid test before a paramedic would see her.

Oct 08 17:47

Fury over pubs crisis 'dodgy data': Ministers used figures based on fewer than 100 venues to justify plan to shut thousands of bars across the North

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty briefed MPs yesterday to tell them that a ‘significant proportion’ of exposure to coronavirus was happening in the hospitality sector.

He showed them a table which suggested that 32 per cent of transmission may be occurring in pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

But it emerged last night that the Public Health England data was based on a very small sample size.

It derived from contact tracing data referring to just 98 pubs and 67 cafes and restaurants.

A PHE spokesman said each reported case referred to two separate Covid-positive patients who had been in the same venue within the past week.

Last night the British Beer and Pub Association warned the Government that the data was not good enough to justify the closure of pubs.

Oct 08 12:40

Coronavirus lockdowns 'may kill MORE than herd immunity strategy does': Strict restrictions and school closures could increase deaths as Covid bounces back, major study finds

Research released on Wednesday shows that strict lockdowns – particularly those curbing the activities of the young – are unlikely to cut deaths in the long run and may even increase them.

The Edinburgh University study examined various lockdown-style scenarios and found that while they might protect hospitals, they could also prolong the pandemic and prevent the build-up of herd immunity.

The scientists concluded that coronavirus required a different strategy from a flu epidemic – and the focus should be on shielding the elderly and vulnerable.

Oct 08 12:33

NHS contact-tracing app is STILL sending out phantom 'Covid-19 exposure' alerts from Apple and Google causing widespread alarm among users

Apple, Google and the UK Department for Health have still not fixed a glitch in the NHS Covid-19 app, which is resulting in thousands of users receiving phantom 'exposure notifications'.

The alerts have been popping up on both iOS and Android devices since last week, with the title: 'Possible COVID-19 exposure', 'COVID-19 EXPOSURE LOGGING' or 'COVID-19 Exposure Notifications'.

The notifications appear to be triggered by the NHS Covid-19 app, but tapping on the notification causes it to disappear, and when you open the app itself there is no reference to the alert.

Oct 08 10:47

Coronavirus: Government rejects scientists’ call to end lockdown measures

Downing Street has rejected the call of the Great Barrington group of scientists for an end to lockdown measures, saying their argument rests on an “unproven assumption” that it would be possible to protect the most vulnerable.

The controversial Great Barrington Declaration, which has been signed by more than 7,000 scientists and medics worldwide, calls for a new strategy of allowing younger people to go about their lives as normal while offering “focused protection” to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions who are most at risk from coronavirus.

It has won the support of UK scientists including Professor Karol Sikora, and Tory backbencher Steve Baker has urged MPs to offer it their backing, in a direct challenge to the government’s strategy.

But Boris Johnson’s official spokesman today made clear the prime minister does not accept the fundamental arguments behind the demand.

Oct 08 10:38

Mysterious Robot Spy Vessel Found Near UK Submarine Base

A mysterious autonomous surface vessel recently washed ashore on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland, not far from the UK's nuclear submarine base at Faslane, reported Forbes.

The local HM Coastguard Rescue Team shared three pictures of the vessel on their Facebook page on Sept. 28, urging anyone with information about the "object's origin and owner" to contact them:

The team were called today to reports of an object in the water, once on scene we secured the item. We are currently trying to find out some more information as to the origin and owner of the object. If anyone has any information please get in touch. Remember if you see something out of place on the coast please dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. - HM Coastguard Rescue Team's Facebook page

Oct 08 06:01

Boris Johnson WILL plunge 10 million northerners into tough 'Tier Three' lockdown on Monday with pubs and restaurants CLOSED - after Nicola Sturgeon announced two-week restriction in Scotland

Boris Johnson is set to plunge 10million Northerners into even tougher lockdown restrictions next week, shutting pubs despite an outcry from local leaders and a gathering Tory mutiny.

The PM has signed off a new 'traffic light' system of curbs for England after days of bitter wrangling between ministers and scientists, with a swathe of the country where infections have been surging facing the the harshest Tier Three level.

The mechanism for classifying 'red' zones are expected are still unclear, but they are expected to cover Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle - three cities that have continued to see infection rises despite local lockdowns.

Oct 08 06:00

Woke wind power is NOT a viable energy policy Boris says SIR BERNARD INGHAM

WE now have conclusive proof that Boris Johnson is just a bag of wind. His plan to have our homes entirely powered by the four winds by 2030 shows that, like the Bourbons, he has learned nothing and forgotten nothing.

Mind you, he is no worse than those responsible for energy policy for the last 30 years. We have not had an energy policy worthy of the name for decades. If we persevere with this loose talk about relying on unreliable renewable sources of energy then sooner or later the lights will go out. Instead of parading his green virtue for all to see with his £50bn plan – no doubt prompted by his technologically obsessed adviser, Dominic Cummings – he should be told what constitutes a viable energy policy.

Oct 08 05:59

Has Barnier gone barmy? He says our seas are British but the fish are EU property! COMMENT

INTRACTABLE disagreements over British fishing waters hit a new and jaw-droppingly bizarre low today when the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier basically claimed our North Sea cod and mackerel were ardent Remainers. I'm not kidding.

Oct 08 05:59

London, lefty and unelected- say hi to the £206BILLION gravy train running your life

WHILE many of us are facing the looming threat of serious economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, there's one private members' club that has been protected during this pandemic.

Its members have been shielded from the financial pinch; continuing to enjoy safeguarded pay, perks and political influence. I’m talking about our £206 BILLION quangocracy. Quangos, or arms-length bodies, are run by a coterie of appointees who have long given up on understanding the trials and tribulations of the general public. These ‘members of the board’ could not be further from the man and woman on the street.

Oct 08 05:54

New ‘Licence to Kill’ bill shows UK is happy to let its spies break the law – while lecturing other countries how to behave

A bill giving Britain’s security services the green light to break the law is passing through parliament. It’s another abuse of government power that a compliant media is unwilling to question.

The British Parliament is in the process of pushing through a new law, with the consent of the Labour Party leadership. Perfectly normal, right? Except that this legislation has quite huge implications.

Titled the ‘Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill,’ its purpose is to “authorise conduct by officials and agents of the security and intelligence services, law enforcement, and certain other public authorities, which would otherwise constitute criminality.”

That’s right, the security services of the United Kingdom are being given the green light to break the law, reducing the power of oversight and accountability behind what are already highly secret activities.

Oct 07 10:39

I'm a data security expert and I will NEVER download the NHS tracking app COMMENT

THIS week's ‘Excel error' that led to 16,000 missing COVID-19 cases (putting 50,000 people at risk) has confirmed what we all knew deep down: this Government seemingly cannot and should not be trusted with our data.

That’s one of the reasons why I, a data privacy consultant with 10 years’ experience, refuse to download the ‘NHS’ tracking app. I put NHS in quote marks because it’s not really run by our treasured health service - it’s run by Serco, a £3 billion company whose largest shareholder is Cintas, an American uniform maker. I don’t blame them for asking the NHS if they could borrow their logo. American businesses it seems are doing rather better out of the Covid fiasco than British patients.

Oct 07 10:28

Trans-identifying children can’t consent to puberty blockers, lawyers argue, in landmark UK case against Tavistock clinic

Children can’t fully understand the lifelong repercussions of taking hormone blockers at an early age and thus can’t consent to the treatment, the lawyer for two women suing the UK’s only NHS-run youth gender clinic has claimed.

Transitioning youth who take hormone blockers have a “very high likelihood” of moving on to cross-sex hormones, which can cause “irreversible changes” such as “loss of fertility and sexual function, and decreased bone density,” Jeremy Hyam QC told the High Court on Wednesday, arguing that young people who begin the treatment are incapable of fully understanding the permanent damage they are doing to their bodies and thus cannot truly give “informed consent.”

Hyam represents two women who are suing the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), the UK’s only NHS gender clinic specifically for children, to ban the prescription of hormone blockers to youth without a court order affirming the treatment is in their “best interests.”

Oct 07 10:27

As Boris Johnson announces Britain’s ‘great reset’, were the Covid ‘conspiracy theorists’ right all along?

The UK Prime Minister’s remote speech to his party conference saw him dismiss the idea of returning to normality. Is he using Covid-19 to follow the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ agenda, as many have warned?

‘It’s not really about public health or a virus. They have another agenda.’ That’s what the so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ have been saying since March, when the first British lockdowns were imposed and our lives were turned upside down.

Those ‘conspiracy theorists’ were denounced, as always, as ‘cranks’ and ‘flat-Earthers’ but here we are in October, and, let’s face it, there is absolutely no sign, despite very low numbers of deaths ‘with’ Coronavirus, that we are returning to anything like normal. In fact, in his keynote speech yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson specifically ruled out a return to normal, not even with a vaccine.

Oct 07 08:55

Another study finds having a vitamin D deficiency could make you more likely to catch Covid-19

Further proof that vitamin D could protect people from coronavirus emerged today after another study found adults deficient in the nutrient are more at risk of catching the disease.

Seventy-two per cent of NHS workers who were lacking in the 'sunshine vitamin' also tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies — a sign of previous infection. This compared to just 51 per cent for those who had a sufficient amount.

The difference was even greater among those of a Black, Asian or ethnic minority, who may be more likely to have a deficiency because people with darker skin find it harder to obtain it from the sun.

A mountain of studies carried out since the pandemic began have found an people who test positive for Covid-19 do not have enough vitamin D in their bodies, and the sickest of patients are often deficient.

Oct 07 08:40

Church of England forgave paedophiles and allowed them to continue working with children, inquiry finds

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said that between the 1940s and 2018, 390 clergy members or people in positions of trust were convicted of child sex offences.

“The culture of the Church of England facilitated it becoming a place where abusers could hide,” said a report released on Tuesday.

“Deference to the authority of the Church and to individual priests, taboos surrounding discussion of sexuality and an environment where alleged perpetrators were treated more supportively than victims presented barriers to disclosure that many victims could not overcome.”

IICSA said that many members of the church regard forgiveness “as the appropriate response to any admission of wrongdoing”.

Oct 07 07:03

UK pro-Israel lobby welcomes racist ambassador

Israel’s incoming ambassador to the UK arrived last week and was welcomed by the pro-Israel lobby.

A former senior government minister with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling hard-right Likud Party, Tzipi Hotovely is a religious extremist and open anti-Palestinian racist.

Oct 07 06:52

UK Unveils Shotgun-Armed Drone Prototype for Indoor Fighting

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has developed a drone prototype armed with a twin-barrel stabilized shotgun, particularly for indoor operations, the Times reported.

The UK military currently uses a range of drones for outdoor use, but this will be their first weaponized drone to be used indoors.

Oct 07 06:19

CIA Director Gina Haspel And The British Role In The Anti-Trump Plot

It appears Haspel (while serving as London Chief of Station from 2014 to early 2017) was an active, knowledgeable party to the efforts to target candidate Trump with an FBI-instigated foreign counterintelligence operation. That seditious conspiracy carried forward to a more sophisticated and aggressive plan to carry out a soft coup against President Donald J. Trump.

Looking back on news reporting concerning Haspel, we turn (with caution) to a Washington Post article from July 2019 by Scott Shane, titled: "The quiet director: How Gina Haspel manages the CIA's volatile relationship with Trump". We are supposed to believe that Haspel and her office did not cooperate with the reporter for the article. Shane disclaims Haspel involvement by writing:

Oct 06 19:57

Fourteen Tories vote against Rule of Six and a dozen more join Labour in abstaining after Commons hears Boris Johnson's law will 'do more harm than good' but government wins 287 to 17 - in rehearsal for more controversial 10pm curfew vote next week

The regulations are already in force, with the motion simply offering a retrospective vote on it.

But a slew of Tories indicated they would abstain rather than support it, using the debate beforehand to attack Government ministers over the scope of the rules.

Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister, said he had 'real concerns' about the 'appalling' cost of the measures, while Sir Graham Brady, the leader of the influential 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, descrbied the measures as a 'massive intrusion into the private lives of the British people'.

And fellow MP Huw Merriman, who is chair of the transport select committee, said he feared the measures would do 'more harm than good.'

Oct 06 17:25

Matt Hancock wrongly claims study said vitamin D had no effect on coronavirus

Ministers are said to be reconsidering the use of vitamin D in tackling coronavirus after Matt Hancock wrongly claimed it had been proven to be ineffective in a Government-funded study.

The health secretary told the House of Commons last week that a ‘trial’ investigating vitamin D had taken place, and that it did not ‘appear to have any impact’ on the effects of Covid-19. But officials have since admitted that no clinical trials on the vitamin have been carried out at all.

Yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said Mr Hancock should ‘get his facts straight’.

Oct 06 10:30

Facing down Israel's stooges at the heart of UK Parliament

Stuart Littlewood highlights the deep flaws and astounding hypocrisy of Israel’s stooges in the British Parliament, and of the spineless, time-serving church leaders, who are blind – or have blinded themselves – to Israel’s criminal oppression and persecution of the Palestinians – Christians and Muslims.>>

Oct 06 08:19

IT worker, 23, who was given puberty-blocking drugs aged 16 is suing NHS gender clinic the Tavistock Centre to stop it from 'rushing' other teenagers into changing sex

Keira Bell, 23, of Manchester, who is taking legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London, suffered from gender dysphoria as a child.

She took testosterone, which left her with a deep voice and possibly infertile, and had a double mastectomy - but later realised she had 'gone down the wrong path'.

Miss Bell is now taking the Tavistock, which runs the Gender Identity Development Service, to the High Court to stop it 'rushing' other teenagers into changing sex.

She is also raising fears over puberty blockers which halt a child's normal physical development, making sex-change surgery easier when they reach adulthood.

Oct 06 08:13

Venezuela wins UK court decision in battle to get its gold back

The UK’s appeals court has ruled in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s government in the battle to repatriate Venezuela’s $1 billion worth of gold held at the Bank of England, reversing an earlier decision.

The UK High Court ruled in favor of opposition politician Juan Guaido earlier this year, saying that London unequivocally recognizes him as “interim president” of the South American nation, rather than President Maduro. The judgment came as the two sides were battling for access to gold reserves stored in the vaults of the Bank of England.

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