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Mar 04 16:19

School apology over 'Palestinian terrorism' homework

A North Lanarkshire school has apologised following complaints about a homework worksheet which labelled Palestinians as "terrorists".

The handout, given to P7 pupils at New Stevenson Primary School, states "Palestinians feel they have the RIGHT to use terrorism against the Israelis."

North Lanarkshire Council, which produced the worksheet, said it would ensure that it would no longer be used.

But a Palestinian group said the council had sought to "demonise" them.

Mar 04 12:42

Terror 101: Scottish primary school kids given terrorism homework

A Scottish school has come under fire for issuing primary school kids homework featuring questions about global terrorist organizations. Children were asked to describe the various tactics of Al-Qaeda, the IRA and Hamas.

Mar 04 11:46

Road to reconciliation: ex-IRA members and British soldiers come face to face

With handshakes, smiles and four civil words, a small group of men came together in Northern Ireland last month in an attempt to overcome a formidable barrier that remains long after the decades of conflict came to an end.

Mar 04 11:06

War on drugs ‘abject failure,’ say Richard Branson & Nick Clegg

Businessman Sir Richard Branson and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have branded the UK's ‘war on drugs’ a “colossal con” and laid out their case for decriminalizing the use and possession of almost all drugs.

The Virgin tycoon and Liberal Democrat leader are calling for a major overhaul in the way government classifies and criminalizes drug users.

Mar 04 10:36

Britain’s Elite Still Enjoying a Tax Break 100 Years Old.

They are among the British moneyed elite: the head of the nation’s largest bank, a billionaire hedge fund manager and the owner of some of London’s most luxurious nightclubs.

Mar 04 06:23

IPCC to investigate police 'cover up' of eight year old boy's murder

The official police watchdog is to investigate claims that Scotland Yard covered up the murder of a young boy at the hands of a Westminster paedophile ring.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will examine whether corrupt Met Police officers ignored clues to the death of eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra in 1981.

Last November Vishal’s father, retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra, told the Telegraph that police had deliberately covered up his son’s killing to protect a network of high-profile child abusers.

Mar 03 22:12

Washington Yanks British Bulldog into Line

In a brazen show of bringing-to-heel in their «special relationship», American political and Pentagon chiefs are openly rebuking the British government to maintain its huge military spend on the NATO alliance – to the possible detriment of already withering public services in austerity-clobbered Britain. The imposition by Washington raises serious questions about the nature of democracy in Britain – the self-proclaimed «Mother of all Parliaments».

Mar 03 19:21

Israel

Israel

Spawned by Ancient Heretical, Occult
Infiltration
Born by House of Rothschild
Calculation
Created by German-NaZi (Zionist)
Collaboration
Organized by Satanic Secret Society
Initiation
Protected by CIA Secret Program
Designation
Financed by Drug For Arms
Proliferation
Perpetuated by MSM Censorship, Spin
Dissemination
Enslaved Through False Flag Terror
Fabrication
Designed For Global
Depopulation

Mar 03 18:13

SIGN THIS PETITION - Reverse the concert cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

Jazz was born as an art form for social commitment through improvisation as a way to express freedom.

If a jazz artist is not able to be free in their expression, then the freedom for everyone is at risk. Silencing an artist is complicit in censorship.

We, the undersigned, strongly protest the recent cancellation of the Royal Northern College of Music's concert featuring Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble; one of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz groups in Europe.

It is our understanding that due to pressure from the Zionist Lobby group, the North West Friends of Israel, the concert was cancelled due to a "safety" issue.

Mar 03 16:19

Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified ‘national threat’

British Prime Minister David Cameron said tackling child sexual abuse was a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures to prevent systematic abuse.

Mar 03 11:13

Netanyahu’s Big Gamble

In pursuing the strategy of preserving the perception of the Iranian threat in order to maintain the special relationship with the United States, Netanyahu is pursuing strategies that sabotage America’s own foreign policy interests...

By going over President Obama’s head to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking a big gamble, apparently hoping that he can block any U.S. rapprochement with Iran and heighten tensions in the Middle East, a strategy that lacks both facts and logic, says Ted Snider.

Mar 03 07:11

Manchester Music School Surrenders to Zionist Lobby Pressure

Yesterday I learned that my concert at The Royal Northern College of Music this coming Thursday had been cancelled due to Zionist pressure. I spoke with the RNCM's Marketing Director who told me that the concert was cancelled due to 'safety reasons.' It seems that the venue felt 'unable to guarantee my safety.' Given that I’m now a pretty big boy, this would be somewhat amusing except that the terrible implication is that Zionist’s violence has now made it to Britain. It took a few hours before I found out that it was the ultra- Zionist 'North West Friend Of Israel' that had put pressure on the music school.

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Israel's supporters do love to fight dirty!

Mar 02 09:40

Stop cutting troops, US tells Britain: Army chief admits he is 'very concerned' reductions will diminish ability to fight future campaigns

The head of the US army has admitted that he is ‘very concerned’ about cuts to Britain’s defence spending.

General Raymond Odierno warned that the cuts could diminish Britain’s ability to fight future campaigns.

He also called on the Government to maintain defence spending at the Nato target of two per cent of national income.

Mar 01 20:18

Two thirds of Britain's laws 'made or influenced by EU'

Two thirds of Britain's laws are either made or influenced by the European Union amid concerns that red tape is damaging businesses, it has been claimed.

An analysis by Business for Britain, a group campaigning for reform of Britain's relationship with the EU, found that 64.7 per cent of all laws in this country are related to EU regulations and directives.

Mar 01 20:14

End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded

In a speech to staff at Broadcasting House, Lord Hall is expected to indicate the Corporation’s backing for a broadcasting levy that would apply to every household, regardless of whether they have a television.

Last week the parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the £145.50 annual licence fee should ultimately be replaced by a German-style “broadcasting levy” that would apply to every household. The change would allow the BBC to collect funds from the estimated 500,000 households which claim not to have a television or only watch programmes on-demand through platforms like the BBC iPlayer.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Mar 01 13:54

ISIS 101: What’s really terrifying about this threat

The truly terrifying aspect of ISIS and other forces fighting with it in Syria is that the United States and Israel have approved and supported such wanton destruction in so beautiful and formerly-peaceful a place as Syria. Millions of lives destroyed and countless historic places damaged as though they were all nothing more than a few pieces moved on a geopolitical chessboard. I think it fair to describe that as the work of psychopaths.

Mar 01 08:38

Who is the Naked Boy Escaping Buckingham Palace?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Royals are claiming this is a hoax. If it is, it is a damned good one!

Mar 01 08:11

Labour's Lord Owen own goal over tax avoidance as he is ordered to repay £50,000 after investigation by HMRC

Former Labour Foreign Secretary and party donor David Owen has been exposed as having invested in a tax avoidance scheme – in a major embarrassment for Ed Miliband.

Lord Owen has been ordered to repay around £50,000 after an investigation by the tax authorities. He is a supporter of Mr Miliband and last year he gave £7,500 to the Labour party.

HMRC investigators will this month insist the 76-year-old settles within 90 days or face legal action.

Mar 01 07:27

Pegida UK falls flat: Newcastle counter-demo outnumbers anti-Islamists by 5-to-1

Fewer than 300 people turned up in Newcastle for the first-ever rally of anti-Islamist group Pegida in the UK, while at least 1,500 gathered to protest the demo, just hundreds of yards away.

“We are here because nobody else who should be talking about the problems in this country is talking about them,” said Pegida’s keynote speaker, Paul Weston, from the far-right Liberty GB party, to an audience that mostly comprised white middle-aged men holding Union Jacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attempt to fan the flames of hate against Muslims is failing because we recognize it as the same tactic the Nazis used against the Jews, leading to WW2.

Feb 28 17:56

Britain, Wary of Sanctions, Adds Pressure to Keep Russian From Buying Energy Unit

The British government on Saturday hardened its resistance to the Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s attempt to buy the energy subsidiary of the German utility RWE.

Mr. Fridman’s company, L1 Energy, agreed to a 5 billion euro deal with RWE last year, but its completion has been slowed by regulators’ concerns, especially in Britain, that Mr. Fridman or his company might become the target of expanded sanctions on the Russian energy industry stemming from the Ukraine conflict.

Among the prime holdings of the energy subsidiary, DEA, is a British natural gas field in the North Sea called Breagh. The British government is worried that if Mr. Fridman or his company were sanctioned, the field and other North Sea assets belonging to DEA might need to be shut down, creating serious safety and environmental risks.

Feb 28 10:04

Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt – charity

Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.

Feb 28 08:47

Police back down on ‘pay-to-protest’ demand, but right to assembly still at risk – activists

UK authorities who insisted activists spend thousands of pounds on a private security firm to steward a peaceful climate change march in London have backed down following intense pressure. Campaigners insist they will not “pay to protest.”

Feb 28 08:43

Guardian Retracts Anti-Russian Story Based on 'Research' of Own Reporter

Rush to give anti-Russian news backfires: the Guardian forced to correct an article by Eliot Higgins who claimed Russian army fired into Ukraine on the basis of a report he had co-authored himself

Feb 28 08:38

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?

Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

And the loss of empire increasingly manifests itself in myriad moves by selected players aiming towards a multipolar world.

So no wonder US ‘Think Tankland’ is going bonkers, releasing wacky CIA-tinted “forecasts” where Russia is bound to disintegrate, and China is turning into a communist dictatorship. So much (imperial) wishful thinking, so little time to prolong hegemony.

Feb 28 08:03

MI6 complicity? Lee Rigby killer’s torture claims investigated, says Cameron

A new inquiry will be conducted into claims that MI6 were complicit in the alleged torture of Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men later convicted of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in May 2013.

The investigation will focus on how the British spy agency handled claims Adebolajo was beaten by Kenya’s security forces, who have close ties with the UK, while detained there in 2010.

Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the inquiry after a report by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) criticized MI6, also known as the Secret Intelligence Service.

The committee’s report found MI6 never asked the Kenyan authorities about Adebolajo’s claims, dismissing them as fabricated.

Feb 28 08:02

Link foreign aid to defence, boost military spending – UK Lords

Hawkish members of the UK House of Lords will battle for increased military spending Friday, proposing that the government link foreign aid to defense budgets. They are expected to argue Britain’s security is more important than its social conscience.

Feb 28 03:33

Obama Incites Bloodshed in Venezuela

The US special services together with their “assistants” from Canada and Great Britain tried again to stage a coup in Venezuela. In the middle of February, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the national security services frustrated the plans of US embassy and put an end to its hostile actions. As a result, a number of people were arrested, including Venezuelan air force officers and activists of radical opposition. The subversive activities were guided by Western diplomatic missions. The names of those behind the plot are known but they cannot be brought to justice being protected by diplomatic immunity. The President said the plotters wanted to assassinate him. The United States embassy guaranteed that the perpetrators would be granted asylum in America.

Feb 28 02:58

Unlike most British Jews, The Vast Majority Of UK Muslims Are Loyal To The Kingdom

A month ago we learned that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe”.

Interestingly enough, yesterday the BBC published a poll that measured British Muslims’ attitude towards Britain. Unlike the majority of Jews who expressed their will to leave Europe, 95% of the Muslims here are “loyal to Britain.”

Feb 27 14:40

Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt

Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.

Feb 27 10:22

Treasury admits 'fat finger' blunder costing Lloyds bond holders £2bn

The Treasury has admitted it made a blunder by telling Lloyds Banking Group that it had permission to buy back investor bonds that propped the bank up in the wake of the financial crash – depriving holders of the notes billions of pounds in interest payments.

The so-called "fat finger" error reported by Business Insider, saw the Treasury incorrectly state the Prudential Regulatory Authority had approved Lloyds' application to redeem a series of Enhanced Capital Notes (ECNs), disclosed by the bank on 16th December 2014.

A statement by Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, said: "HM Treasury understands that the PRA has not yet made a decision regarding whether to approve Lloyds Banking Group's application. We apologise for this error, and sincerely regret any problems caused."

Feb 27 09:15

Putin's Cyprus deal gives Russia a foothold in the EU: British MPs blast island's decision to let Moscow's navy use its ports

Russia has gained a military foothold in Europe after Vladimir Putin signed a controversial deal with Cyprus to dock warships there.

British MPs said Nicosia’s decision to let the Russian navy, including heavily armed frigates, use its ports for counter-terrorism and anti-piracy was ‘worrying and disappointing’.

Cyprus, an EU member, thrashed out the agreement despite already hosting two British military bases and 3,200 troops. President Putin insisted the deal ‘should not cause worries anywhere’.

But Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who was visiting Moscow, hinted Russian warplanes could also be allowed to use a military airbase in Paphos, on the south-west coast of the island.

Feb 27 08:48

Jihadi John: Another Known Terrorist Travels To Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In what has become an all-too familiar story to those with an attention span that goes back farther than one week, it has once again been revealed that a famed terrorist was known to and in close contact with Western intelligence agencies before and, presumably, during his notorious acts...

Feb 27 08:47

Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt

Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.

The official figures released Thursday say that 2,774 people slept rough in England in 2014, up from 2,414 in 2013 and 1,768 in 2010, the year the coalition government was formed.

Feb 27 07:30

BEX ALERT - BBC: Response to NATO Parade on Russia Border Shows Moscow Is Gunning for Baltics

The fact Russia responded to multi-national NATO parade 300 yards from its border and 100 miles from its former capital Saint Petersburg shows that the Baltics may be "next target for Kremlin land-grab"

Feb 26 22:02

The Death of Diana (audio of interview with author John Morgan)

The show begins with a look at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in Paris, which provides the standard "mainstream media" account of the accident and its circumstances. It follows with an extensive interview with John Morgan, who is the world's leading expert on her death, which makes clear that this was not an automobile accident but a cleverly-planned assassination. John Morgan reveals that the crash in the tunnel appears to have been orchestrated by MI6 on the orders of senior British Royals. Princess Diana survived the crash but was brutally murdered by deliberate mistreatment in the ambulance by people who were supposed to be saving her. His book, How They Murdered Princess Diana, shows that the 2007-8 London inquest into the deaths – headed by Lord Justice Scott Baker – was one of the most inept and corrupt inquests in the history of the British judicial system.
Listen here (1hr 55min):
http://s53.podbean.com/pb/bf41edf5a9e8f1c1e8b3b0aed3a7d478/54ef9395/da...

Feb 26 21:38

Garages are unfairly ramping up petrol prices faster when oil market recovers than when it drops, says AA

Petrol stations are being accused of greed for putting up prices as soon as the global oil market showed signs of recovery.

The AA motoring group said it was a classic example of the ‘feather and rocket’ effect – whereby pump prices drop as slowly as a feather when oil and wholesale fuel prices fall, but shoot up like a rocket when they rise.

Feb 26 21:27

Drinking water could be poisoned with toxic algae linked to Alzheimer’s

Colonies of blue-green algae poses a serious threat to drinking water because many types contain toxins which can cause damage to the liver and nervous system and have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

A study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, looked at more than 100 lakes across Europe and North America, including those in the Lake District, the West Midland Meres, the Scottish lochs and Northern Ireland’s upland lakes.

The analysis showed that during the last 200 years, more than half of the lakes (58 per cent) had seen significant increases in concentrations of blue-green algae pigments.

The rise is being driven by pollution from industrial sites and sewers which pump out the nitrogen and phosphorus that algae need to survive.

Feb 26 18:22

Paul Craig Roberts: The Threat Posed to International Relations By The Neoconservative Ideology of American Hegemony

While the neoconservatives were preoccupied for a decade with their wars in the Middle East, creating a US Africa Command, organizing color revolutions, exiting disarmament treaties, surrounding Russia with military bases, and “pivoting to Asia” to surround China with new air and naval bases, Vladimir Putin led Russia back to economic and military competence and successfully asserted an independent Russian foreign policy.

When Russian diplomacy blocked Washington’s planned invasion of Syria and Washington’s planned bombing of Iran, the neoconservatives realized that they had failed the “first objective” of the Wolfowitz Doctrine and had allowed “the re-emergence of a new rival . . . on the territory of the former Soviet Union” with the power to block unilateral action by Washington.

The attack on Russia began.

Feb 26 16:04

Gilad Atzmon: Unlike most British Jews, The Vast Majority Of UK Muslims Are Loyal To The Kingdom

A month ago we learned that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe”*

Interestingly enough, yesterday the BBC published a poll that measured British Muslims’ attitude towards Britain. Unlike the majority of Jews who expressed their will to leave Europe, 95% of the Muslims here are “loyal to Britain.”

In spite of Britain’s waging countless wars against Muslim countries for decades, despite Britain’s blind support for Israel and despite the ongoing discrimination against Muslims in Britain, nineteen out of twenty Muslims remain loyal to this Kingdom. Contrast this with at least half the of Jews who, although they enjoy prominence in this country and whose Israeli Lobby has enjoyed remarkable success, appear willing to leave this country behind.

Feb 26 13:48

US, UK Trainers a Violation of Ukraine Peace Deal?

Washington and London appear to believe point 10 of the Minsk Agreement banning all foreign armed formations and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine do not apply to them.

Feb 26 11:06

Cameron tries to woo women voters in ‘patronizing’ interview

In an attempt to win over female voters to the Conservative brand, Prime Minister David Cameron issued an interview with a women’s magazine, sharing his family life and love of cooking. Critics have called his comments “patronizing.”

Feb 26 09:16

Unlike most British Jews, The Vast Majority Of UK Muslims Are Loyal To The Kingdom

A month ago we learned that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe”*

Interestingly enough, yesterday the BBC published a poll that measured British Muslims’ attitude towards Britain. Unlike the majority of Jews who expressed their will to leave Europe, 95% of the Muslims here are “loyal to Britain.”

Feb 26 08:14

Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge

Net migration to Britain is now higher than it was when David Cameron took office despite his “no ifs, not buts” promise to cut it to “tens of thousands” by this May’s general election, new official figures are expected to show on Thursday.

Feb 26 08:13

Cameron’s tough-guy tactics: Warmongering & policy gaffes

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made a name for himself when it comes to supporting yet more wars abroad, including events in Libya, Syria and now Ukraine. But more often than not, such warmongering has come back to bite Britain.

Feb 26 08:11

The real reason Diana tapes were shelved: Director claims BBC axed 'dynamite' footage amid fears of upsetting monarchy - despite spending £500,000 on programme

The BBC allegedly wasted £500,000 on a documentary featuring 'dynamite' interviews with Princess Diana - but later shelved it because it did not want to upset the monarchy, it has been claimed.

According to the director behind a controversial documentary about the Princess of Wales, the BBC went on to give a misleading account of why the programme was not broadcast.

The Corporation said at the time that Diana: Her Story, Her Words, due to be broadcast on the tenth anniversary of her death, did not sufficiently add to the story of Diana's life.

But, in another controversial documentary being aired tonight, it is claimed the BBC stopped its broadcast amid fears it would upset the Royal Family close to Prince's Charles 60th birthday.

Feb 26 08:10

Savile 'abused 63 people at Stoke Mandeville Hospital'

Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the one formal complaint made was ignored, an independent report has found.

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Feb 26 07:38

Jeb Bush Wouldn't Hesitate to Start 'Third Bush War'

In response to a question, the former Florida governor said his family ties would not prohibit him from engaging in armed conflict in the Middle East.

(*The way this family assumes ownership of the nation , it sounds to me like when it commences , it will be known as Bush War III rather than WWIII , and family ties will have everything to do with it . )

Feb 25 14:15

The City that Privatized Itself to Death

I wonder what in 100 years from now it will be, London. The city that privatised itself to death. Abandoned to nature, maybe, the whole place a massive, feral version of that mimsy garden bridge over the Thames currently being planned by the giggling classes. Poor London, the ancient and forgotten metropolis, crumbling slowly into an enchanted urban forest.

Feb 25 10:34

Britain's zero hours economy exposed: Extra 100,000 people relying on jobs without ANY guarantee of work to make ends meet

The number of ‘zero hour contract’ jobs has soared by 400,000 in just six months – with many people having to take on more than one to make ends meet, new figures have revealed.

There were 1.8million jobs without any guarantee of work in August last year – up from 1.4million in January.

The number of people whose main job was a zero-hours contract has also soared to 697,000 in the quarter to December, up from 586,000 in the same period in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Feb 25 09:48

The Guardian Surrenders To Zionist Pressure

The following post is taken from the Ultra Zionist CIF Watch. The hawkish Israeli outlet is bragging today about its success in persuading The Guardian to remove The Wandering Who from its online book shop. Needless to say that The Wandering Who was published three years ago, it has been a best seller since then. It was translated into 12 languages and not a single claim referring to any form of hatred has been issued in the UK or anywhere else. The Wandering Who has been endorsed by the most impressive list of scholars and humanists. Seemingly, it doesn't take much for The Guardian to shamelessly surrender to pressure made by supporters of ethnic cleansing Israel.

To buy The Wandering Who on Amazon.co.uk

Feb 25 08:39

Tony Blair’s ex-private secretary becomes Britain’s ambassador to Israel

Britain’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey, served as Tony Blair’s private secretary from 2004 to 2006. His appointment has sparked controversy as critics consider his foreign policy legacy.

Quarry worked as a private assistant to Tony Blair during the ex-Labour chief’s decade-long premiership. He subsequently became head of the Foreign Office’s Middle East and North Africa department.

Feb 25 08:34

‘Stark choice’: Britain will import 50% of food by 2040, farmers union warns

The UK will be importing more than half of its food supplies within a decade due to a growing population and stagnating farm productivity, farming leaders have warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How is that open-borders immigration policy looking now?

Feb 24 15:05

David Tredinnick, Tory MP, Says NHS Doctors Could Use Astrology To Treat Patients

A Tory MP has said the NHS could use astrology to treat its patients, while branding anyone that doesn’t believe in it "racist" (that’s astrology – as in the belief that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world).

David Tredinnick (who sits on both the Health Select Committee and the Science and Technology Select Committee) said on Tuesday that divination could have a "role to play in healthcare" and that employing prophecy in 21st century medicine could relieve "pressure" on doctors". In an interview with the Astrological Journal, the MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire said: "I do believe that astrology and complementary medicine would help take the huge pressure off doctors."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh .......... Kay!

Feb 24 14:19

Cameron has threatened Russia disconnecting from the SWIFT system at the deteriorating situation in Ukraine

Google Translate: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday the possibility of disabling Russian banks from the SWIFT system in the event of deterioration of the situation in the Donbass.

Feb 24 14:15

British Foreign Office Wants UK Journalist Graham Phillips out of Donbass

The Foreign Office has contacted Phillips to apply pressure he leave Donbass and stop reporting on the war.

Feb 24 12:42

Why does Britain have a problem with Russia?

In recent days, the hyperbole has risen to hysteria level with senior members of the British government outdoing each other to make the most infantile, irresponsible, insolent and insulting remarks against Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin. What is Britain's problem with Russia, the country that shed rivers of blood to free Europe from Fascism?

Feb 24 09:51

Cameron says UK to send military advisers to Ukraine

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday Britain would deploy military personnel to Ukraine in the next month to help train the Ukrainian army, warning that Moscow would move to destabilise other countries if left unchallenged.

“Over the course of the next month we’re going to be deploying British service personnel to provide advice and a range of training, to tactical intelligence to logistics, to medical care,” Cameron told a committee of lawmakers in parliament.

“We’ll also be developing an infantry training programme with Ukraine to improve the durability of their forces.”

Feb 24 08:44

Iraqi Army Downs Two British Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL Terrorists

Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday.

“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

Feb 24 08:17

Jack Straw to take job for firm he lobbied for in Commons

Jack Straw is to take a job with a firm which won a £75 million government contract after he lobbied a minister on its behalf, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former foreign secretary boasted to undercover reporters that he had helped the furniture firm “get on the ladder” and secure contracts to supply the Government.

Feb 24 07:41

Qatar an ‘important ally,' UK defence sec claims amid terror backing allegations

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon praised Qatar as one of the UK’s “most important allies” during a meeting with his Qatari counterpart on Monday, amid allegations that the Gulf state supports terrorism.

Fallon met with the Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, to discuss areas for military cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

After the meeting, Fallon praised the Gulf state for being among the UK’s “most important allies.”

Feb 23 17:00

‘Eye popping’ City bonuses highlight scale of UK inequality – tax justice group

Bonuses paid by financial firms since the onslaught of the financial crisis will surpass £100 billion in 2015. Campaigners warn that Britain’s finance sector is continuing to breed inequality, while ordinary taxpayers clean up the mess.

Feb 23 13:43

Peter Oborne Opens a Media Can of Worms

The revelations last week by the Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator Peter Oborne that his newspaper spiked stories that upset advertisers to avoid losing lucrative ad revenue have apparently taken most journalists by surprise.

Feb 23 12:00

‘Eye popping’ City bonuses highlight scale of UK inequality – tax justice group

Bonuses paid by financial firms since the onslaught of the financial crisis will surpass £100 billion in 2015. Campaigners warn that Britain’s finance sector is continuing to breed inequality, while ordinary taxpayers clean up the mess.

Feb 23 11:38

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

Feb 23 11:33

Church jobs paying less than living wage is embarrassing, says Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury responds to Sun investigation that found his cathedral and Lichfield’s had offered posts under £7.85 an hour

Feb 23 11:08

Is this Britain's cleverest girl? Ten-year-old is accepted on university course to study maths degree despite not going to school

She spends her spare time in a similar way to many other ten-year-old girls - playing with Barbie dolls and making loom bands.

But the key difference between Esther Okade and other children her age is that she has been accepted to study for a university maths degree - despite not going to school.

Esther, from Walsall, West Midlands, has enrolled on an Open University course months after she passed her A-levels - and wants to study for a PhD before running her own bank.

Feb 23 11:05

The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and Patsies

Israel has essentially used the United States as a cat’s paw in the Middle East, manipulating America’s Leviathan military to smash up her enemies.

In the past week we have witnessed a number of expedient events that were designed to legitimize the West’s imperialist foreign policies in the minds of the masses.

Feb 23 10:58

Greece — Syriza – Subservience to Neoliberalism – The Killing Plague that Knows No Mercy?

Greece’s debt today stands at 175 % of her economic output. The best – and only decent and socially as well as economically viable option – is exiting the Eurozone by her own decision.

Greece has various options/

Tsipras-Varoufakis must know them. Perhaps they keep them hidden away until “the last ditch” moment. To begin with, they could have imposed and still can impose strict capital transfer controls, to avoid the outflow of precious capital from Greek oligarchs, capital that eventually is missing for rebuilding Greece’s economy and would need to be replaced by new debt. Although, this is basically against EU’s rule of free transfer of capital, Greece as a sovereign country, can roll back its EU vassal status, take back its sovereignty and do what every reasonable central bank would do in Greece’s situation – impose capital transfer restrictions. After all, the Euro is also – and still is – Greece’s currency.

Feb 23 10:55

China pivots everywhere

The world’s leading economy is on a roll as it enters a new year in the Chinese zodiac. Welcome to the Year of the Sheep. Or Goat. Or Ram. Or, technically, the Green Wooden Sheep (or Goat).

The hyper-connected average Chinese – juggling among his five smart devices (smartphones, tablets, e-readers) – is bravely advancing a real commercial revolution. In China (and the rest of Asia) online transactions are now worth twice the combined value of transactions in the US and Europe.

Feb 23 09:49

OLIGARCHY: Top British Politicians Offer Influence For Cash

The very fabric of British political society is being torn into pieces with an apparently never-ending stream of scandals.

Top British Labour Party figure Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, overseer of British intelligence agencies, have been caught on camera offering political influence for cash.

Feb 23 09:42

The train fare trick that can save railway user MILLIONS: Website uses secret code to find cheaper tickets by splitting a journey into legs while travelling on same train

Rail passengers could save millions of pounds a year thanks to a secret computer code which finds cut-price fares normally hidden from the public.

Founders of the website TrainSplit.com are helping travellers buy cheaper ‘split tickets’.

This means that instead of buying one ticket for a journey, passengers can break their trip up into legs – offering a lower combined fare while travelling on the same train.

Feb 23 09:31

MPs' salary of £67,000 is not enough for the standard of living I'm ENTITLED to, says Tory Sir Malcolm Rifkind as he defends his second jobs after 'cash for access' sting

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who chairs the Intelligence and Security Select Committee, has been suspended from the Conservative party after bragging that he could see any foreign ambassador in London and has 'useful access' to every British ambassador in the world.

But in a series of disastrous media interviews, he claimed today that it was 'quite unrealistic' to expect backbench MPs with professional backgrounds to 'simply accept a salary of £60,000'.

Sir Malcolm and former Labour foreign secretary Jack Straw were secretly filmed discussing how they could use their contacts to benefit a private company and both boasted about charging at least £5,000-a-day. Mr Straw has also been suspended by the Labour party over the 'disturbing' allegations.

Feb 23 08:41

Homeless Britons Are Turning To The Sikh Community For Food

"We come here because we get food... A hot meal. It's a luxury for me." John Davidson is 55 and homeless. He is one of 250 people who have just received a hand-out of hot soup, drinks, chocolate bars and other supplies from the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team van parked up on the Strand in central London on a cold Sunday evening. The Swat team, as they're known, park at the same spot every week so a group of volunteers from the Sikh community can hand out vital supplies. Homeless people, who overwhelmingly are not Sikh, patiently wait in line to be served.

Feb 23 08:41

Young (UK) voters shunning major political parties as 70% say they wouldn't vote for any of them

Most first-time voters are so fed up with politicians they would not vote for any of the main parties at the election.

An exclusive Mirror Voice of a Generation poll reveals 70% of 18 to 22-year-olds would most likely tick a box backing “none of the above” on their ballot papers.

Feb 22 15:21

Greece — Syriza – Subservience to Neoliberalism – The Killing Plague that Knows No Mercy?

Greece’s debt today stands at 175 % of her economic output. The best – and only decent and socially as well as economically viable option – is exiting the Eurozone by her own decision.

Greece has various options. Tsipras-Varoufakis must know them. Perhaps they keep them hidden away until “the last ditch” moment. To begin with, they could have imposed and still can impose strict capital transfer controls, to avoid the outflow of precious capital from Greek oligarchs, capital that eventually is missing for rebuilding Greece’s economy and would need to be replaced by new debt. Although, this is basically against EU’s rule of free transfer of capital, Greece as a sovereign country, can roll back its EU vassal status, take back its sovereignty and do what every reasonable central bank would do in Greece’s situation – impose capital transfer restrictions. After all, the Euro is also – and still is – Greece’s currency.

Feb 22 15:18

Barb Weir interviews moderate Syrian rebels

You must be joking. Since when are Syrian rebels from Syria? They come from Afar, Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Australia, Azabaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Britain, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechnya, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, France…

…but Syria? Please, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Syrian Syrian rebel. And there weren’t that many to start with.

Well, ISIL, ISIS, the Islamic state – whatever you want to call it – they’re paying even better and getting their money from the same places as us

Feb 22 08:48

UK Home Office refuses to admit responsibility for ‘aid for executions’

The Home Office is refusing to disclose the part played by UK counter-narcotics funding in facilitating executions in countries such as Pakistan – even though a number of Brits have been revealed to be on that country’s death row.

Feb 22 08:44

George Osborne says HSBC tax evasion prosecutions not his job

George Osborne has washed his hands of responsibility for prosecutions against people who evaded tax through HSBC Switzerland, as the government came under pressure to justify immunity deals given to those who confess to serious tax fraud.

Feb 22 08:43

UK admits unlawfully monitoring legally privileged communications

The regime under which UK intelligence agencies, including MI5 and MI6, have been monitoring conversations between lawyers and their clients for the past five years is unlawful, the British government has admitted.

The admission that the activities of the security services have failed to comply fully with human rights laws in a second major area – this time highly sensitive legally privileged communications – is a severe embarrassment for the government.

Feb 22 08:18

NSA's SIM Card Scandal Bigger Than You Think

Vladimir Platov
Activist Post

Stolen encryption keys are just the beginning. US NSA appears to have compromised big telecom, IT manufacturers, online banking, and even passports, starting on the factory floor...

Feb 21 15:08

The Assassination of Greece

The strangulation of Syriza is part and parcel of the decade long process of the EU’s assassination of Greece.

A savage response to a heroic attempt by an entire people, hurled into destitution, condemned to be ruled by kleptocratic conservatives and social democrats.

Empires do not surrender their colonies through reasonable arguments or by the bankruptcy of their regressive “reforms”.

If in fact, EU dogmatism and intransigence forecloses even the most favorable deals, Tsipras and Syriza, (against their desires) may be forced to exit the Euro Empire and face the challenge of carving out a new truly radical policy and economy as a free and independent country.

Feb 21 15:04

At War With Those “Who Have Perverted Islam”

The latest ISIL political ally to surface is Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

During a speech at this week’s White House conference on countering violent extremism,President Obama described the enemy that calls itself ISIL:

“We are not at war with Islam; we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

That statement is sensible and it is clear. It represents the President’s careful separation of ISIL (initially self-designated as the Islamic State in the Levant) from the world’s Muslim population.

ISIL is not remotely representative of Islam. It steals its language the way extremists out of Jewish and Christian backgrounds pervert those religious communities.

Feb 21 14:57

How, to contain and defeat perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism

American foreign policy and authoritarian Muslim regimes, cause/provoke Muslim hurt, humiliation, anger and the despair of no hope.

If perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism (PVIF) in all of its manifestations is to be contained and defeated there’s one thing above all others that must happen – Western leaders, starting with President Obama, must open their minds to the fact that consequences have causes and then address the causes.

There are two main and related causes of PVIF (Perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism):

(1) American-led Western foreign policy for the Arab and wider Muslim world including its double standard as demonstrated by refusal to call and hold Israel to account for its defiance of international law and rejection of the Palestinian claim for justice.

(2) The corruption, authoritarianism and repression of most if not all Arab and other Muslim regimes. In most cases they are regimes supported/endorsed by American-led Western foreign policy.

Feb 21 13:01

RAF jets scrambled after Russian bombers seen off Cornwall

RAF jets were scrambled on Wednesday after two Russian military aircraft were seen off the Cornwall coast, the Ministry of Defence has said.

I can't help but wonder if the BBC are as keen to report every time a UK military aircraft is seen just outside of Russian sovereign airspace. Or is this only news when Russia does it?

Feb 20 14:58

The myth of rising anti-Semitism in Europe

Uri Avnery debunks the flurry of Israeli and other Zionist propaganda which claims that European anti-Semitism is rising, blaming instead local historical baggage and Israeli behaviour for recent attacks on Jews.

Feb 20 07:32

Scaremonger: UK Defence Secretary Accused of Delusion Over Baltic Threat

British military experts have poured scorn over the UK Defence Secretary's claim that the Baltic States could be the next targets for Russia. The news comes as senior British parliamentarians accused the EU of "sleep-walking" into the current crisis in Ukraine.

Feb 20 07:01

Axeman Lloyds bank boss set for £7m bonus after overseeing thousands of job losses

Lloyds bank boss Antonio Horta-Osorio is poised to pocket a bonus of more than £7million after overseeing thousands of job losses.

Portuguese banker Mr Horta-Osorio, 51, who has headed Lloyds since 2011, has just begun a second, three-year wave of cost cutting.

It will mean the loss of another 9,000 jobs and 200 branches.

But he is being rewarded for helping turn the firm’s fortunes around. The bank is expected to confirm the shares windfall for its chief executive when it announces its results.

Feb 20 07:00

If You Can't Make It Fake It: UK Claims Russian Missiles in Ukraine

British diplomats released photographs on Wednesday of what they described as Russia's advanced anti-aircraft artillery system allegedly being used in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia's military involvement in the conflict.

The snapshots of the truck-mounted SA-22 Pantsir surface-to-air missile system appeared on the web and on social networks, but for some strange reason the time and date they were taken differed from what appears on these very same photos published earlier.

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Further linked was the webpage of the Billingcat investigative journalism group and showed a KAMAZ truck with a Pantsir-like unit sitting on top. The photo, made on a misty day against the backdrop of a concrete wall and some trees, only says, without elaborating, that it was taken in Shakhtarsk.

Which is surprising, because the very same photograph, which appeared on other websites, indicates it was taken on January 23 in Russia’s very own Rostov region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If at first you don't succeed, lie lie again!

Feb 20 00:21

Putin Should Just Take East Ukraine

Such a decisive move by Russia would definitely put an end to the Western-backed war of aggression on the pro-Russian people of east Ukraine.

Moscow has so far shown more than enough forbearance towards Washington and its puppet regime in Kiev. And yet this week, Washington’s allies in the European Union have seen it fit to impose fresh sanctions on Russia. Putin’s diplomatic efforts to end the conflict on a mutual basis between the Kiev regime and the separatist ethnic Russian people have been twisted and upended at every turn by Washington.

Feb 19 14:22

Church of England’s hidden Zionist agenda

Stuart Littlewood says the Church of England is home to a mission preaching the Zionist gospel, and that is why truthseekers such as Rev Stephen Sizer are hounded out of their jobs.

Feb 19 12:06

Fiji slams UK for refusal to compensate victims of nuclear tests

Fiji has slammed the UK government for its refusal to compensate Fijian soldiers who were exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests in late 1950s.

“We are bringing justice to a brave and proud group of Fijians to whom a great injustice was done,” Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said at a Friday ceremony held for the recognition of the suffering of the veterans.

“We are righting a wrong. We are closing an unfortunate chapter in our history,” Bainimarama added in an apparent reference to the UK’s refusal over the compensation.

The prime minister also stated, “Fiji is not prepared to wait for Britain to do the right thing. We owe it to these men to help them now, not wait for the British politicians and bureaucrats.”

Fiji was a British colony at the time of the nuclear tests.

Feb 19 11:45

RT HD In the NOW - Tony Blair Buttwipe

Feb 19 09:43

Church of England's hidden Zionist agenda

It seems Stephen Sizer has reached an important moment in his life. He could renounce his promise made under duress, throw off the chains of silence and stick two fingers up at the Church authorities. If the Church of England has become Zionism's bitch, it needs help. And a powerful purgative. Who is going to administer it?

Feb 19 07:29

RAF scrambles Typhoons to intercept giant ‘Russian Bear’ bombers off Cornwall

British RAF Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled in response to two Russian Bear long-range bombers spotted off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

The Russian bombers were in international airspace.

Feb 19 06:54

‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested

Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London's poor.

Feb 19 06:02

RAF scrambles Typhoons to intercept giant ‘Russian Bear’ bombers off Cornwall

British RAF Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled in response to two Russian Bear long-range bombers spotted off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said

Feb 19 01:40

Kung Hei Fat Choi ! What Really Happened in The Opium War

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year Kung Hei Fat Choi! Its fitting and timely to watch An Epic Film Premiered in 1997 for the Handover of Hong Kong by he British back to China. A must see for anyone interested in the dark history of the British empire. What they don't teach you in the history school books. This 2 1/2 hour film (subtitled in English and Chinese) is probably the most powerful movie ever made on the wars waged by the Chinese over the British to rid the country of the opium addiction that was crippling Chinese of every walk of life.

Feb 18 13:14

Kiev says troops withdrawn from Debaltsevo, rebels claim military ‘surrender en masse’

Kiev troops surrounded in the city of Debalstevo have started to surrender en masse, Ukrainian rebels have said. President Poroshenko announced a complete withdrawal from the contested city.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed in a video statement that he has given an order to withdraw troops from Debaltsevo on Wednesdsay.

“We stated and proved that Debaltsevo was under our control and that there was no encirclement. Our units withdrew according to plan in an organized manner. They took military hardware with them – tanks, APCs, artillery pieces, tow-tracks, cars,” the president said.

He added that some 80 percent of the troops have already left the city.

Feb 18 11:47

Obama Destroyed Libya

Bush committed this error in Iraq. Obama made it in Libya. And now he's doing it again in Syria.What he did to Libya is as bad as what Bush did to Iraq and Afghanistan. He doesn’t deserve a historical pass.

When Obama took office in 2009, Libya was under the clutches of longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But things were looking up.

Bush and Gaddafi had cut a deal to lift Western trade sanctions in exchange for Libya acknowledging and paying restitution for its role in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In a rare triumph for Bush, Libya also agreed to give up its nuclear weapons research program. Libyan and Western analysts anticipated that Gaddafi’s dictatorship would be forced to accept liberal reforms, perhaps even free elections and rival political parties, in order to attract Western investment.

Feb 18 10:25

American current bi-party system is bankrupt

It was Thucydides who warned us about slick tongued orators when he criticized the weakness and dangers of Democracy!

Obama and his administration have done, or achieved, none of the things which they claim to have done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Palestine or at home in the U.S.

Many of the problems may have been inherited from the policies and tactics of the bent, crooked, broken and hijacked eight-year Administration of George Bush, but nothing has really changed. In fact, his pursuit of these very same methods and tactics as “resolutions” to these problems seems to have simply added more fuel to these disastrous fires.

Watch President Obama assist U.S. media propagandists on Russia, President Putin and Ukraine here:

Feb 18 07:51

UK media demonizing Russia as ‘guilty’ of daring to resist US Empire

The demonization of Vladimir Putin and Russia by the British political establishment and media has never been as intense as in the wake of the recent Ukraine peace talks in Minsk.

Feb 18 06:34

FRACKING: Controls on powers of Energy Secretary removed at 11th hour in sneak attack by UK Government

While you were watching The X Factor and I was trying to get some kind of genuine steer on the EU/Greece ‘negotiations’, our fine United Kingdom Government slipped a bit of fracking fascism under the radar.

Feb 18 06:33

Kincora scandal: Sex abuse victim wins right to pursue claims of MI5 collusion

A victim of child sex abuse at the notorious Kincora boys’ home in Belfast has been granted permission to launch a legal challenge over the Government’s refusal to carry out a full inquiry, amid allegations of collusion by MI5.

The decision to exclude attacks carried out at Kincora from the UK-wide inquiry into historical sex abuse, set to be chaired by the New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard, will now be subjected to a judicial review.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not exactly the "James Bond" image of British Intelligence. MI5 was perfectly happy to let little children go on being sexually molested just in case they could get video of someone important doing it!

Feb 17 10:41

UK's Cameron Wants Unemployed Youth to Do Unpaid Work for the State

Activist Post

United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron wants to teach "order and discipline" to the country's unemployed youth by making them work for the government without pay.

Under the Conservatives' plan, youths in the UK will be required to do "daily work" from the moment they claim any government benefits...

Feb 17 08:04

MI5 'halted police child abuse investigation': Victims at children's home accuse security service of colluding to protect abusers

MI5 blocked police investigations into sexual abuse at a children’s home to protect their intelligence gathering operation, campaigners will tell the High Court today.

Victims of abuse at the Kincora children’s home in Northern Ireland have accused senior members of the security services of colluding in protecting abusers from being investigated or prosecuted.

Campaigners are taking legal action at the High Court in Belfast to force a full independent inquiry with the power to force MI5 witnesses to testify and release documents.

Feb 17 08:02

BT poised to land bailiff contract to collect billions in unpaid fines

BT is expected to land a much-criticised Ministry of Justice semi-privatisation deal that would see the telephony giant turn bailiff.

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, believes that big business would be more effective than the courts at reducing the level of outstanding fines, which was around £2bn when the competition to find a private-sector provider was launched two years ago.

At a time when the Coalition has been trying to balance the UK’s books, ministers have also ended up writing off hundreds of millions of pounds in fines in recent years.

Feb 17 08:01

Private Arms Dealers in Bed With UK Defence Ministry

Concerns have been raised over the close relationship between the British government and the private sector, after it was revealed that a number of arms firms’ employees are currently seconded to positions in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other government departments.

Feb 17 06:31

Putin Wins a Second Match

Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time?

Will the shaky cease-fire in Ukraine that began this weekend hold up and end a conflict that was threatening a nuclear war between the United States and Russia?

The answer to the first question is yes. Remember back in 2013 when the Obama White House was threatening to attack Syria over allegations it was using poison gas?As it turned out, the UN found it was the US-backed Syrian rebels who were likely to have used chemical weapons rather than the Damascus regime.

Noble Peace Prize Winner Obama and his lady strategists almost got the US into a war in Syria that could have led to direct clashes with Russia, which was backing the Damascus government.Along came that unlikely man of peace, Russia’s Vlad Putin, who charted a diplomatic course out of the Syria mess for the bumbling White House which had talked itself into corner.

Feb 17 06:26

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

Once Gadaffi was brutally killed by a mob, advocates of intervention threw a giddy party for themselves, celebrating their own rightness and righteousness and declaring Libya a model for future western interventions. Upon Gadaffi’s fleeing, The New York Times, which editorially supported the war, published a front-page article declaring: “U.S. Tactics in Libya May be a Model for Other Efforts.”

Leading war advocates such as Anne-Marie Slaughter and Nick Kristof celebrated themselves as humanitarian visionaries and chided war opponents for being blinkered and overly cynical about the virtues of American force. British and French leaders descended upon Libya to strut around like some sort of conquering heroes, while American and Canadian officials held pompous war victory ceremonies. Hillary Clinton was downright sociopathic, gloating and cackling in an interview when told about Gadaffi’s death by mob: “We came, we saw, he died.”

Feb 17 06:20

Netanyahu Uses US Congress as Prop

By addressing the U.S. Congress for a third time, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will again demonstrate his mastery of the American political process, using the backdrop of repeated standing ovations to keep Israelis from thinking too much about economic troubles.

The speech itself enables Netanyahu to show the U.S. Congress again eating out of his hand, reassuring his voters that he has everything under control as far as U.S. politics are concerned, notwithstanding any unpleasantness with the current U.S. president.

Feb 16 23:05

Kincora scandal: Abuse victim seeks Judicial Review over MI5 link to Belfast boys' home

A victim of abuse at a notorious boys’ home in Northern Ireland will seek this week to challenge the conduct of Whitehall’s ill-fated investigation into child abuse.

Feb 16 18:55

'I probably shouldn't be advocating this': Video of a young George Osborne advising voters how to dodge taxes unearthed

A video of a young George Osborne advising voters how to use ‘clever financial products’ to avoid taxes has been unearthed.

In the clip, recorded on BBC's Daily Politics in 2003, Mr Osborne smirks as he advises a caller to the show how to cut inheritance tax bills and avoid paying for old age care.

Mr Osborne even admits that he ‘probably shouldn’t be advocating this on television’.

Feb 16 15:14

Find out if the British government has spied on you

There's now an easier way to discover whether the U.K. intelligence services illegally obtained your information from their U.S. colleagues -- but you'll have to tell a U.K. campaign group as well as the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters your details to find out.

Feb 16 14:39

Former Soft Porn Star and Ex Girlfriend of Prince Andrew Says He’s “Too Sexy” to Need a Sex Slave

The allegations against Prince Andrew in regard to underage girls he may have abused with his billionaire paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein continues to be covered up in the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media.

That being said, this latest attempt is just… pathetic.

Feb 15 20:54

Chapel Hill Shooting and the ‘New Atheist’ Neocons

Beware the neocon ‘New Atheists.’ A terrible crime has happened in North Carolina – three young Muslim university students were shot dead ‘execution-style’ in their Chapel Hill apartment on Tuesday.

Police have arrested and charged 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks with the brutal murders, a man known for posting anti-religion comments online and whose Facebook page is riddled with pictures of and quotes from his ‘New Atheist’ heroes Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher.

The cops are conveniently saying that the Muslim students were not targeted because of their faith, but rather a “parking dispute.” How bizarre.

“It was execution style, a bullet in every head,” the father of the two deceased girls told the media, insisting that “this was not a dispute over a parking space, this was a hate crime.”

Feb 15 13:59

Why We Need the International Criminal Court

Since law is one of the foundations of civilization, shouldn't we make sure that no one stands above it.

The adage that no one should be above the law is of particular importance here. The problem is that there are innumerable cases where some individual or group holds sufficient political power to defy the rule of law.

This issue has not yet been fully confronted because, until very recently, no one has actually brought the crimes of individuals representing large and powerful states, or their allies, to the attention of the Court.

How do you arrest the indicted person if he is Henry Kissinger, George W. Bush or any number of Israeli military and civilian leaders, all of whom may well warrant the Court’s attention.

However, this is about to change due to the decision of the Palestinian National Authority to join the ICC. This has resulted in an ICC preliminary investigation of Israeli war crimes during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Feb 15 12:06

Saturday Humor: Hitler Learns Of Brian Williams’ Downfall

“He’s a goddamn moron! You think keeping track of whether you were shot down in a freakin’ helicopter is like forgetting where you put your keys?

That’s like confusing whether or not you were mauled by a tiger!…

it’s like being unsure if you had a threesome with Sofia Vergara and Kate Upton…”

Feb 15 08:52

Good Morning America, Bibi is Coming to Town

“Do not seek the treasure. Its an ambush.”
The Israeli Prime Minister will be greeted by cheers and applause from those members of Congress who will be in attendance. Some members will not attend. How many will skip the event could depend on voters who demand their absence.

In attendance, assuming the Prime Minister actually goes through with what has become a highly controversial and increasingly unpopular speech.

Even strong pro-Israel outlets like Fox News, and Liberal Zionist media outlets like MSNBC, are urging Netanyahu to cancel his March 3 moment in the world media spotlight.

The decision by members of Congress to attend, or not to attend, Netanyahu’s speech March 3 is a test of loyalty for members, to their elected president or to the Sheldon Adelson-controlled prime minister of Israel.That is a political decision.It is also a personal moral decision.

Feb 15 04:46

Evidence Reveals Canada, UK Involvement in Venezuela Coup Plot

Evidence presented on Venezuelan TV showed a video of the coup plotters, as well as the 10-year U.S. visa granted to one of the accused.

Feb 14 18:56

Cameron and the toxic tax-avoiding super-rich

The common thread in all this is that there seems to be one law for the rich (do not pay tax) and another for the poor (pay every penny in taxation) – a trend that, if it continues, will threaten social cohesion in Britain.

One thing is certain: it is the Tories and David Cameron (who presumably authorised that insane winter ball) who will be the biggest losers of this glaring injustice.

The fact is that, for all their undoubted strengths, Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne, both scions of wealth, have never fully understood the fully justified rage of millions of ordinary Britons at the growing wealth gap fuelled by tax avoidance.

Feb 14 18:51

The millionaire who 'didn't pay tax for 24 YEARS': Property investor enjoyed lavish lifestyle of luxury homes, a helicopter and private jet 'without paying a penny to HMRC'

Entrepreneur Paul Bloomfield enjoyed a lavish lifestyle including luxury homes, a helicopter and a private jet but did not submit any returns or pay a penny in tax for more than two decades, according to the BBC.

His case was said to be the most extreme to have emerged in Britain since the HSBC scandal was revealed and raised further questions about HM Revenue & Customs’ apparent failure to prosecute tax dodgers.

Feb 14 13:26

Former Israeli Soldier Eran Efrati Lashes Out About The Occupation

Former IDF soldier Eran Efrati interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and Abby Martin of Russia Today.

Conversation with Eran Efrati, a former Israeli combat soldier turned anti-occupation activist. He recently interviewed several Israeli soldiers who participated in the Shejaiya massacre in Gaza.

Later this month, Efrati will testify at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Brussels.

This is a shocking interview that everyone should see!

Feb 14 12:59

Gagging the media in Ethiopia

Graham Peebles describes the Ethiopian regime’s suffocation of the media, and says donor countries such as UK and USA have a moral responsibility to hold the regime accountable for its repressive actions.

Feb 14 11:07

Clampdown on Social Media in Britain

When several thousand Muslims crowded into Downing Street to protest the latest anti-Muslim cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo magazine, it was an angry and indignant protest. But as with gunman breaking into a Paris office and murdering cartoonists, it was a display of powerlessness and political impotence more than anything else.

If you wanted to see real power at work, you only needed to just click on the BBC where it was revealed that an All Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-semitism had resolved to introduce legislation outlawing “anti-semitism” on social media.

Feb 14 08:48

From Minsk to Brussels, it’s all about Germany

Germany holds the key to where Europe goes next. A fragile deal may have been reached on Ukraine, but there’s still no deal with Greece. In both cases, there’s much more than meets the eye.

Let’s start with the grueling Eurogroup negotiation in Brussels over the Greek debt.

Feb 14 08:44

The War on Venezuela’s Democracy – A Thwarted Coup Attempt

This is a typical case of neoliberal Washington paid thugs and mercenaries false-flagging ‘undesired’ governments into chaos, for ‘regime change’ – and then being taken over by the US, subjugating the population to US dictate and stealing the country’s resources.

Being subjected to the constant stream of lies by the six Zionist-Anglo-Saxon mega-media corporations controlling 90% of the western information – ‘news’ – system, it is easy to brainwash the western population into believing that the culprit is the Maduro government, exercising police repression.

Feb 14 08:41

Just Say ‘No’ to the AUMF! It’s a blank check for endless war

ISIL has yet to reach Baghdad – so why posit they’re on their way to Baltimore?

Like everything this administration does, President Obama’s proposed draft for the authorization of military force (AUMF) is a purely political document, starting with its conception.

he President is paving the way for his successor, who he hopes will be one Hillary Rodham Clinton, and whose foreign policy principles are a bit more openly hawkish than his own. Before she assumes office, he wants Congress’s signature on a blank check for whatever price she is willing to pay for continued US hegemony in the Middle East – while still paying lip service to the idea of a “limited” war.This is something the smarter breed of criminals do all the time: prepare an alibi in advance and spread the responsibility far and wide. I

Feb 14 07:44

British politicians mull censorship of anti-Israel comments

Following the Charlie Hebdo attack and related killings, we saw continental European law enforcement agencies confirming that “freedom of speech” is a white liberal privilege, not a universal right.

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brazenly claiming all Jewish victims as his own and cashing in on the attacks for blatant propaganda purposes, the French political elite signalled that the tragic events may be used as an excuse to crack down on criticism of Israel.

Now, it seems, British parliamentarians could go down the same road by considering bans on critical discourse while basing their criteria on extremely shaky definitions.

Feb 14 07:29

UK dispatches troop carriers to Ukraine

Britain has delivered a number of troop transporters to Ukraine as fighting rages on unabated in the eastern parts of the former Soviet country despite a peace deal.

Ukrainian media reported on Friday that 20 British Saxon armored vehicles were handed in to Kiev, with another 55 expected to arrive soon.

The UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the vehicles were transferred by a private firm under a 2013 deal with the eastern European country.

Feb 13 16:28

Bank of England says Britain set for deflation for the first time since 1960

Britain is heading for consumer prices deflation for the first time in more than five decades, the Bank of England said yesterday.

The inflation rate as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) slumped to just 0.5 per cent in December on the back of collapsing global oil prices. The Bank said its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) “now judges it more likely than not that headline CPI inflation will turn negative at some point in the spring and will remain subdued for much of the rest of the year”.

However, the Bank’s Governor, Mark Carney, also said deflation in the UK was “unlikely to endure for very long” and stressed it was different to the destructive deflation that has ravaged the Japanese economy for much of the past two decades.

Feb 13 16:26

Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped during £170m restoration of building

Fears are growing that tens of thousands of books have been secretly destroyed by Manchester Central Library, despite a high-profile campaign by famous authors who were told a cull of 240,000 items had been halted following their intervention.

Feb 13 14:22

Police force apologises to 59 alleged victims in 30 child abuse cases over bungled investigations

Essex Police has been forced to apologise to 59 alleged victims after a major investigation was launched into its handling of dozens of child abuse investigations, including cases of rape.

Feb 13 13:09

Financial Ebola Unleashed? Greece Comes One Step Closer

The latest threats from Syriza to the EU don't bode well for Europe. But, how long before the potential outfall spreads across the world?

The Greek people have not been sitting idly as this situation escalates; many have been moving to protect their savings. Not only have we seen bank runs, but now some citizens are moving into precious metals.Lisa Elward, head of bullion sales at the UK Royal Mint, notes that demand for gold from Greeks increased substantially last quarter, saying:

“We tend to see an upsurge in (gold) sales at times of political and financial uncertainty.”

Now pause… take a second to re-read that quote from Elward. As you follow the news over the following few days, weeks and months, remember this quote.

Feb 13 13:03

Russia’s Putin wins in Ukraine conflict

The 13 main points of the new agreement have carried forward the twelve-point Minsk accord of last September. But there is ‘additionality’ too insofar as timeline has been given for compliance by the warring sides and other protagonists.

The terms of the latest agreement confirms that Russia negotiated from a strong position — contrary to what the blistering western propaganda all along wanted us to believe.

The ‘additionality’ in regard of the future of the eastern regions to be decided by the end of the year doubtless is a major gain for Russia, as the induction of Ukraine into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] is virtually ruled out if the constitutional reform goes through. This has been the core Russian demand.

Feb 13 12:55

Tracking the roots of Zionism and imperial russophobia

In order to understand the relationship between the Empire, Zionism and Western russophobia, we must go back to the late 19th century, and focus in particular on British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. The questions raised by his time and foreign policy are the same that arise today on the relationship between the United States and the Zionist network, questions which divide even the most respected observers.

Which, of the Anglo-American Empire and the international Jewry, steers the other?

Feb 13 11:13

Above the law? UK govt attempts to block torture, rendition lawsuit

Government lawyers are arguing in Britain’s Court of Appeal that the case of a Pakistani man who claims he suffered brutal torture at the hands of British and American troops should not be heard in a court of law.

Feb 13 10:25

HSBC leaks: Email from whistleblower to HMRC 'proves' authorities were told of tax evasion

An email HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani claims he sent to HM Revenue and Customs has been revealed, potentially providing proof he informed authorities about the bank’s alleged tax evasion scheme seven years ago.

Mr Falciani’s email was uncovered by French newspaper Le Monde and seen by the BBC, supporting his previous allegations that HMRC did nothing to stop the bank’s actions after he offered information in 2008.

Feb 13 10:12

Special relationship? Cameron’s plea for UK Gitmo detainee’s release ‘not prioritized’

The British family of Guantanamo detainee Shakar Aamer, who has twice been cleared for release by US authorities, have pleaded for Prime Minister David Cameron to again raise his case with President Barack Obama.

Feb 13 10:12

£780 for a £229 tumbledryer!? MPs urge crackdown on rent-to-own retailers that charge poorest families three times as much to buy household goods in instalments

Retailers such as BrightHouse, PerfectHome and Buy as you View allow the poorest families to buy goods such as televisions, washing machines and beds and pay in instalments rather than upfront.

But the high levels of interest they charge mean the poorest households who tend to buy in this way can end up paying more than triple the cost compared to buying upfront.

The lowest cost washing machine available at BrightHouse, for example, cost a total of £1,092 once interest payments and compulsory insurance were added on.

Feb 13 09:59

Anonymous Vows to Assault Homes of Pedophiles to Avenge Child Abuse Victims

A global group of demonstrators is protesting against an establishment cover-up of child abuse by marching outside the homes of rich and famous people and politicians, to press their point. Police in London have made arrests.

Feb 13 08:17

Number of police 'grounded' pending criminal investigation rises 48% to 141

New figures show that 141 constables, sergeants and inspectors are currently on "restricted duties", two out of five of them because they are suspected of data protection offences.

This is up 48 per cent from 97 a year ago as the new national force takes a stern line on those in its ranks suspected of criminality.

Feb 13 08:00

HSBC leaks: Lord Fink admits he took 'vanilla' steps to reduce tax bill – and claims 'everyone' is involved in tax avoidance

The Conservatives are facing embarrassment after Lord Fink, the party’s former treasurer, admitted he had taken “vanilla, bland” steps to reduce his tax bill and claimed that “everyone” was involved in tax avoidance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except the working people, who are not allowed access to these secret tax havens.

Feb 13 07:59

We should all rage at how the HMRC Gestapo pick on the little people while doing cosy deals with the super rich

As someone who was subjected last year to an HMRC inspection of my tax affairs, I could not be more outraged at the revelations that some of the wealthiest people in Britain have been engaging in tax avoidance on a vast scale by exploiting the secrecy offered by HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

Labour, on whose watch most of this scandal occurred, have demanded to know whether David Cameron interrogated Stephen Green — the former HSBC chairman, who was in charge of the Swiss operation — when he granted him a peerage and a job as Trade Minister.

Meanwhile, Ed Miliband — who as the Mail reports today has, with his brother, pursued lucrative tax avoidance strategies — is trying to start a new class war by throwing rocks at rich Tory donors such as philanthropist Lord Fink, whose name appears on the list of clients in Switzerland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a permanent class wear, waged by the upper classes on everyone else.

Feb 13 07:58

David Cameron's IN-LAWS have links with a string of tax havens

David Cameron has come under more pressure over his wife Samantha’s family affairs after it emerged they have links to tax havens across the globe.

The PM’s mother-in-law Lady Astor’s luxury furniture store Oka Direct is more than 50% owned by anonymous ­shareholders through accounts held in Guernsey, we can reveal.

She has a 22% stake in the firm she founded in 1999 and which has ­benefited from the offshore investment.

And Samantha’s step-dad Viscount Astor is linked to a firm in a Caribbean tax haven which owned his family’s 19,000 acre Talbert Estate in Scotland.

The revelations come amid the furore sparked by further criticism of Mr Cameron’s wife’s job with plush stationery firm Smythson, whose owners are based in Luxembourg.

And the PM was branded a ­“hypocrite” after boasting about clamping down on tax dodgers, insisting he wants all British firms to be ­“headquartered” in the UK.

Feb 13 07:56

Christian principles sacrificed in Bishop's anxiety not to offend a pro-Israel hardcore

Bishop sends Rev. Stephen Sizer to the Naughty Corner for standing against the Israeli regime, its policies and its sheer nastiness.

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Feb 13 07:55

Boris Johnson: Americans secretly still want to be ruled by our QUEEN

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As an American, I think it is time to have Boris tested for illegal drugs.

Feb 13 07:49

Under-fire Prince Andrew gets some good news as the Queen promotes him to the rank of vice-admiral as a birthday present

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If it's one thing Prince Andrew knows about, it's vice! :)

Feb 13 07:45

British society favours the rich – the tax avoidance scandal makes this clear

Life is cheaper for the rich. That holds for many reasons – not being saddled with personal debt, for example – but being able to use devious means to avoid paying tax is one privilege of the rich. Lord Fink tried to mitigate the embarrassment of his climbdown with Ed Miliband by claiming that “everyone” avoids tax. This attempt by wealthy individuals to sow mass confusion about what tax avoidance is must not go unchecked.

Feb 13 07:25

George Galloway, Tom Newton Dunn and others: A list of current legal challenges to UK surveillance regime

Last autumn, the Bureau launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to the UK government’s surveillance practices. The case argues that bulk collection of communications data using methods such as internet cable tapping, which were exposed by the US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, breaches human rights law.

Feb 12 18:18

Britain will be harder hit if there are delays in finding solution to eurozone crisis, Cameron warns new Greek PM

"We need the money for palace renovations" - Number 9 3/4

Feb 12 18:16

Disposable income slumps by £400 since 2010 as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Families have seen their disposable income fall by £400 since the coalition was formed, a new study showed today.

The amount of money each person had left after paying tax fell to £16,942 in 2013, down from £17,345 in 2010.

With prices rising faster than wages for most of the last four years, the Office for National Statistics also found the gap between the richest and poorest fifth has widened.

Feb 12 16:10

Fracking will be allowed under national parks, UK decides

Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental protections.

Ministers were forced to accept a series of new regulations from Labour on 26 January after facing defeat by concerned backbenchers, but the final amendments passed by MPs on Monday unpicked many of them. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas accusing ministers of “doing the dirty work of fracking companies for them”, but the government move was welcomed by the nascent shale gas industry.

Feb 12 15:59

Obama, what about Israel’s nuclear arsenal?

A Washington-based think-tank, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) recently painted a different, and more appealing, picture. A “special report” written by its director, Grant F. Smith, focused on a lawsuit that it has filed challenging “US ‘ambiguity’ towards Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.

It is disappointing, if not disturbing, that US President Barack Obama avoided airing any views about the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict in an hour-long interview about US foreign policy issues with CNN’s much-respected anchorman Fareed Zakaria.

Feb 12 15:56

Ukraine ceasefire agreed at Belarus talks

The ceasefire will come into force on Sunday, but Hollande and Merkel say much work still to be done after marathon overnight negotiations

Merkel also confirmed that Putin put pressure on the separatists to agreeto a truce.

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