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May 26 20:11

Labour, Tory and Lib Dem MPs had details of expenses deleted from Wikipedia pages

Details of MPs' expenses and opposition to same-sex marriage were deleted from their Wikipedia pages using computers from inside Parliament in the run up to the general election, a report has found.

Dozens of MPs had negative aspects of their online biographies removed or altered prior to the election in a bid to make them more electable, according to the Telegraph.

The changes include several instances of MPs' expense claim scandals being removed, as well as details of arrests and the use of "chauffeur-driven cars".

The investigation found these amendments to the MPs' Wikipedia articles were made on computers that had their IP addresses registered inside the Commons.

May 26 10:43

US Shoots Itself in the Foot Escalating Tensions With Russia, China, Iran

The Obama administration has repeatedly sent wrong signals to Russia, China and Iran, slamming the countries for non-existent expansionism and so far showing the disheartening dysfunction in America’s foreign policy, former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer Philip Giraldi underscored, according to Sputnik.

US President is shooting himself in the foot, but he should wake up and realize what is going on "before Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush arrives on the scene to make everything worse"the former CIA officer Philip Giraldi concluded.

May 26 09:21

Experts warn about UK security laws

A group of UK legal academics has sent a letter to the country’s MPs calling for a proper assessment of the risks posed by Britain’s security laws.

May 26 09:20

London to host anti-Tory rallies

Londoners are set to hold a large anti-government demonstration during the state opening of parliament on Wednesday.

May 26 08:38

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

First, we must learn the facts and face the truth that the U.S. is the biggest war maker in the world.

Second, we must commit ourselves and organize others to a true revolution of values and confront the corporations and politicians who continue to push our nation into war and inflate the military budget with the hot air of permanent fear mongering.

Third, we must admit what our country has been doing wrong, and we must make amends for the violence that the U.S. has waged on countries all over our world.

May 26 08:35

Why is the US Trying to Replace the Assad Government With al-Qaeda in Syria?

Be careful what you wish for

Regime change is full of unintended consequences.

In the case of Syria, our opposition to the Assad government is so obstinate that we are apparently promoting the defeat of a government that is not our enemy in order to replace it with one that is.

May 26 07:15

Britons not happy with current status quo

The prime minister and the president met at Chequers this week in an effort to reach an understanding.

May 25 12:24

‘Britain not bound by European court of human rights’

A British judge renowned for his report on press ethics, Brian Leveson says UK courts no longer automatically defer to European Court of Human Rights’ rulings.

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 10:30

Roger Scruton On The Rotherham Rapes Coverup

As an example of the cowardly, defeatist, ethnomasochist cancer rapidly eating away the vital organs of Western civilization, the “grooming” scandals in the English town of Rotherham have made less of a stir than they should have.

May 25 09:55

Muslims who stop shopping at Marks & Spencer could be radicals, warns top cop

Britain’s most senior Muslim policeman says teenagers who stop drinking and wearing western clothes may also be becoming extremists in stark warning

May 25 09:54

Fresh shame for Barclays as it's revealed that it paid a trader a staggering £170million AFTER the global economic meltdown

A trader at Barclays bank was paid £170million in the five years after the financial crisis brought the country to its knees.

Jonathan Hoffman, 42, earned the vast sum at a time when banks were under pressure to reign in bonuses to avoid the risky behaviour which triggered a global economic meltdown.

May 25 08:43

EU citizens banned from UK referendum vote

The British government has announced that citizens from most EU countries will not be allowed to vote in a planned EU referendum vote.

May 25 08:11

UK’s elite colleges not monitoring sexual abuse on campus

More than half of Britain’s elite universities do not keep records on the extent of sexual abuse perpetrated against their students, a report reveals.

May 25 07:30

Police Brutality in the UK

Over the past year, police brutality in the USA has become a global concern. The killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Grey triggered protests not just in their home states but worldwide, with a new campaign group “Black Lives Matter” emerging to protest the ongoing deaths at the hands of US police. The Oxford Union hosted a packed debate on whether the US is ‘institutionally racist’ earlier this year, and the deaths, protests and trials resulting from the killings have all made regular headline news.

May 24 21:47

Police brutality in the UK: The case of Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah

Over the past year, police brutality in the US has become a global concern, but the continued deaths at the hands of UK state officials have received far less attention.

May 24 10:38

Paedophile Mason ran lodge set up for GCHQ

One of Britain’s most influential paedophiles was the head of a Masonic lodge founded and frequented by GCHQ spies.

May 24 09:14

Some 3,000 Vietnamese children enslaved by gangs in UK: Report

Some 3,000 Vietnamese children are enslaved by criminal gangs in the UK to work in brutal conditions in the European country, a report says.

May 24 07:18

Paedophile Mason Keith Harding ran lodge set up for GCHQ (UK's NSA)

The Sunday Express revealed earlier this month how Harding met MPs Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan in the 1980s when he ran a north London antiques store.

Thirty-five years ago he appeared alongside paedophile television presenter Jimmy Savile in a Christmas special of Jim’ll Fix It.

The lodge boasts of its Government Communications Headquarters heritage on its website.

A source close to Harding revealed: “The Mercurius Lodge is known as the Spies Lodge because it was set up by GCHQ and over the years many intelligence officers have become members.

“These are people trained to find out sensitive information and yet none of them had any idea of Keith’s background and past convictions.

May 24 04:27

Forced adoption in UK

Adoption without the consent of a child’s biological parents remains a controversial issue in the UK, one of only two European countries that practice “forced adoption”. Many families felt they had no choice but to seek refuge in Ireland or other foreign country. Human rights activists have raised concerns about social workers’ integrity and the fairness of the system.

May 23 15:32

Quarter of UK army personnel want to quit

A recent Ministry of Defence survey has found that a quarter of those serving in the UK's armed forces want to quit. In 2011 the number of military personell that were planning to leave or had handed in their notice was 16% but that has risen by almost 10% in the last 4 years.

May 23 14:12

Wrong email reveals UK's EU exit project

The Bank of England says it is studying the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of its work to the Guardian newspaper.

May 23 11:00

Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors

What is the issue, that gets little attention in the mainstream, is that the presidential candidates find it necessary to pay obeisance to ultra-powerful individuals who represent the interests of Israel, not the United States.

What exists now is a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country on steroids that undercuts American security.

For while the mainstream media is analyzing in microscopic detail Jeb’s stumbling over his Iraq war response, it naturally ignores that third rail in contemporary American politics, the power of the Israel lobby.

May 23 08:25

Labour peer Lord Janner was re-appointed to a parliamentary committee last JUNE - despite being 'too ill' with dementia to be interviewed by police over child sex claims

Alleged paedophile Lord Janner was re-appointed to a parliamentary committee last June despite being 'too ill' with dementia to be interviewed by police, it was revealed today.

The Labour peer was put on Parliament's joint committee on consolidation bills - which considers how to combine complex acts - six months after detectives raided his home in London.

It was also three months after detectives searched his office at the House of Lords, during their investigation into allegations against him of sexually abusing boys, Exaro has found.

His appointment also came shortly after police sought advice from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) because Janner's lawyers were claiming that he was in no state to be interviewed because of dementia.

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May 23 08:00

Did the Metropolitan Police send staff to Israel during last year's Gaza assault?

Last November, a post appeared on the blogging platform Medium which claimed that between March 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 - a period of six months - some 80 employees of London's Metropolitan Police had "travelled to Israel."

This overlaps in part with Israel's unprecedented assault on the Gaza Strip, which lasted from July 8 to August 26. During 'Operation Protective Edge', Israeli armed forces killed some 2,100 Palestinians, including more than 500 children.

May 22 15:37

State censorship: Tory minister slams Home Sec’s plan to sanitize UK TV shows

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of trying to introduce state censorship of TV broadcasters by a senior Conservative minister in a leaked letter.

Former Culture Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron in March to express his opposition to May’s proposal to give British broadcast regulator Ofcom new censorship powers.

May 22 14:17

UK cabinet clash in censor row

Former culture secretary Sajid Javid has publicly condemned Home Secretary Theresa May’s plans to censor British broadcasting in order to combat extremism.

May 22 13:31

BBC Admits to Broadcasting Pro-Israel Propaganda -

May 22 12:19

‘Astounding lack of oversight’: UK foreign aid decried by NGOs, cautioned by watchdog

The UK government has been criticized for the increasingly close relationships it has encouraged between businesses, aid delivery and development following an audit by a development watchdog.

May 22 11:17

Cash for influence? 38 British MPs accepted over £60k in gifts from tobacco firms

Tobacco firms have gifted British MPs with lavish hospitality worth over £60,000 since 2010, an investigation reveals. Almost 50 percent of these MPs voted against plain tobacco packaging in 2015.

May 22 10:04

BBC neutrality questioned after presenter found guilty of pro-Israeli bias

The impartiality of the BBC when reporting on Middle Eastern issues has once again been called into question

May 22 09:36

?Tory plans to seize illegal workers’ pay will push migrants into slavery - campaigners

Prime Minister David Cameron will give police new powers to seize the wages of illegal workers in a fresh bid to deter migration amid allegations the law will push vulnerable people into “modern slavery.”

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 09:28

UK police give rape victim £20,000

A rape victim who was not taken seriously and arrested after complaining to the police has received an apology and a £20,000 payout.

May 22 09:24

Cyber-attack leaves millions of British students without access to online resources

Millions of staff and students at over 150 centers of further education were left without access to their online resources following a cyber-attack on the University of London Computer Centre.

May 22 09:02

US embassy worker in London arrested for 'sextortion'

A State Department employee has been arrested on charges of scamming and blackmailing hundreds of women from his computer at the US Embassy in London.

May 22 08:46

UK Conservatives plan to scrap Human Rights Act

The incoming Conservative government is to replace the 1998 Human Rights Act with a British “Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.” It will curtail the power of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Britain, which has overturned a number of decisions in the British courts, including deportation orders and the refusal to grant some prisoners the right to vote in elections.

May 22 08:31

Tories plan to jail, fine illegal migrant workers amid highest immigration figures since 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new laws to prosecute migrants working illegally in the UK as immigration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net immigration reached 318,000 in 2014.

May 22 08:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 22 08:20

State censorship: Tory minister slams Home Sec’s plan to sanitize UK TV shows

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of trying to introduce state censorship of TV broadcasters by a senior Conservative minister in a leaked letter.

May 21 13:47

Ex-Lib Dem MP blames poll debacle on ‘Tory fear campaign’

Former business secretary and senior Liberal Democrat MP, Vince Cable, has said that he was the victim of a Tory fear campaign.

May 21 13:30

Justice system still failing UK disability hate-crime victims

Victims of disability hate-crime are still being let down by the authorities, despite earlier recommendations to change the system.

May 21 12:41

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 09:57

Video: Mass jamming of electric car locks in a British car park

A video posted on Facebook has shown a car park in Manchester full of cars with alarms going off while their owners stand around, confused as to why they can’t lock or unlock their cars.

No one at the Manchester Fort Shopping Park was able to lock their car’s doors on Sunday evening as a result of the attack.

The lady in the video – as well as many others – suspects that someone nearby is using a jamming device that essentially jams the signals used to remotely lock and unlock a car.

May 21 09:56

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 08:27

Daily Mirror owners to compensate celebrity phone-hacking victims

London’s High Court has ordered Mirror Group Newspapers to pay £1.2m in compensation to eight celebrities who were found victims of phone-hacking.

May 21 07:56

Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned last week following the party’s rout in the May 7 general election, but a crisis is already enveloping the contest to find his replacement.

May 20 14:51

Over 1,400 suspects investigated in UK historical sex abuse inquiry

Over 1400 individuals are under investigation by British police as part of an inquiry into a historic VIP sex abuse network believed to include celebrities and politicians.

May 20 14:47

Racist and misandrist "diversity officer" at University of London's Goldsmiths College could lose job after tweeting hashtag 'kill all white men'

The Goldsmiths diversity officer embroiled in a racism row could lose her job after allegedly tweeting with the hashtag "kill all white men".

May 20 14:45

Materialism, market fundamentalism and the global suicide epidemic

Graham Peebles argues that the materialistic values which promote individual success, greed and selfishness, and the market fundamentalism which so ardently promotes these values, lie behind the worldwide epidemic of suicide.

May 20 13:56

UK Professor says that if you read to your kids, you’re "unfairly disadvantaging" others

According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.

May 20 12:54

UK nurses to go on strike

Britain’s Conservative government is on a collision course with NHS nurses who are threatening to go on strike if their wages are cut.

The Royal College of Nursing announced on Monday that it will take industrial action if the government goes after its election promise of a “truly seven-day NHS”.

May 20 09:41

NHS letting down dying patients

A health commissioner’s report has detailed systematic failings in end-of-life care provisions that have resulted in dying patients being severely let down and distraught.

Julie Mellor’s report has outlined some of the appalling cases where pain and suffering in a person’s final hours could have been reduced or prevented all together.

May 20 09:17

1400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry

UK police have investigated more than 14,000 individuals, including politicians and celebrities, over allegations of child abuse in the past.

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) revealed on Wednesday that the group, which coordinates separate abuse allegations across Britain, is looking into potential links between multiple British investigations into past child sex abuse.

May 20 09:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

May 20 09:16

Over 1,400 suspects investigated in UK historical sex abuse inquiry

Over 1400 individuals are under investigation by British police as part of an inquiry into a historic VIP sex abuse network believed to include celebrities and politicians.

Information released by Operation Hydrant, the group of police officers tackling the alleged ring, said that the 1,433 suspected offenders included 76 politicians, 43 musicians, and 135 from film, television and radio.

A further 216 were revealed to have died.

May 20 09:11

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

The truth must be told from the outset: I hope Israel is suspended from FIFA.

A soccer ban doesn’t kill anyone. A boycott spills no blood. It is a legitimate weapon to establish justice and apply international law. Israel supported and supports boycotts, and encourages them: against Hamas, against Gaza, and, of course, against Iran. It even joined the boycott against South Africa, albeit in spite of itself. Now its turn has come.

May 20 09:07

Song for Yemen

A short video and song by Finian Cunningham - Inspiration by Bente Petersen, dedicated to the children of Yemen.

Song for Yemen (Lyrics)

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When kings and presidents say they’re right
To bomb the poor day and night

And the whole damn world just stays quiet
And the whole damn world bows to might is right

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

And the whole world looks away
And the whole world looks away

May 20 08:07

Welcome to the Era of Stop-Go Austerity

British Prime Minister David Cameron won a second term this month after the Conservative Party secured a majority in Parliament.

Sometimes good things happen to bad ideas. Actually, it happens all the time.

May 20 08:07

UK kids turn obese at younger ages

British children are becoming obese at younger ages, according to a major study.

The study by University College London (UCL) warned on Wednesday that the average age at which Britons first become obese is decreasing.

May 20 07:46

Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again

Since the crash, British politics has been one epic act of misdirection. Lay off those bankers who shoved the country into penury! Just focus on stripping disabled people of their benefits. Never mind the millionaire bosses squeezing your pay! Spit instead at the minimum-wage migrant cleaners apparently making us poorer. So ingrained is the ritual that when a minister strides into view urging the need for “a grown-up debate”, we brace ourselves for another round of Blame the Victim. The only question is who gets sacrificed next: some ethnic minority, this family on low pay, that middle-aged dad who can’t get a job.

Here is how political misdirection works in real time.’

May 20 07:44

A second referendum may be the price David Cameron pays for playing England against Scotland during his election campaign

As ye sow, so shall ye reap. In the case of David Cameron and Scotland, the Prime Minister has spent the past few months sowing the seeds of discord between England and Scotland; he is now going to reap a whirlwind of revivified Scottish nationalism. On his visit to Edinburgh, Mr Cameron will glimpse the first straws in the wind. Nicola Sturgeon, as the whole UK has come to see in recent weeks, is more than a match for the Prime Minister and, while the proceedings will be no doubt polite, Mr Cameron will be left in no doubt as to the scale and strength of Scotland’s ambitions.

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May 19 22:02

GCHQ’s Rainbow Lights: Exploiting Social Issues for Militarism and Imperialism

Over the weekend, the British surveillance agency GCHQ — the most extremist and invasive in the West — bathed its futuristic headquarters with rainbow-colored lights “as a symbol of the intelligence agency’s commitment to diversity” and to express solidarity with “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.”

May 19 14:39

UK rail workers vote for national strike

Workers at Network Rail (NR), the UK state-owned track operator, have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a derisory four-year pay deal and the threat of further job losses.

May 19 13:51

UK most unequal country in EU

A new report says that the UK is the most unequal country in the EU.

The report by the Dublin Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions also said the EU’s agency for life at work, found that the UK had the worst Gini coefficient of any EU member state.

May 19 12:09

Hate crimes on rise in UK

An Islamic center in UK has condemned a spike in hate crimes across England and Wales since 2012.

May 19 11:56

Britons protest against Tories’ austerity cuts

Hundreds of Britons have staged anti-austerity protests against the new Conservative government’s planned cuts to public spending.

May 19 11:25

Losing the American Republic

Decades of letting neocons dictate a hawkish foreign policy have put the American Republic in profound danger, just as presidents from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower predicted, warnings that Americans must finally take to heart...

We may lament our poverty of leadership, but there are ways to make it function. “Princes,” since long before Machiavelli have always used advisers; some even listened to them. Surely the capable people among us — like the “wise men” who whispered in the ears of those earlier leaders — can guide today’s leaders toward more viable policies and away from the chaos that engulfs us.

May 19 11:00

UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity

The Conservative government in Britain is preparing to enact new legislation that, under the guise of the “war on terror,” will vastly expand police-state powers and essentially criminalize speech and other political activity.

May 19 10:13

North England people urge integration with Scotland

Tens of thousands of people in North England have signed a petition demanding to break away from England and join Scotland.

May 19 09:24

UK fails to release ‘Butcher of Bahrain’ cable

William Pfaff died on April 30, 2015. His death is nothing less than a serious loss to the shrinking number of American daily newspaper columnists who question and contest American Exceptionalism and its “unnecessary and unwinnable” wars.

May 19 08:42

Scotland threatens London with 2nd independence vote

Scotland has threatened London with a second referendum on independence if Edinburgh’s demands for more powers are ignored by the UK’s new Conservative administration.

May 19 07:46

1,000s of disabled people in UK sexually abused: Charity

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Monday that data collected from 106 councils showed 4,748 reports of sex abuse against disabled adults in the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15, up to February 16, 2015.

May 18 15:39

UK cuts to make more brutal police tactics inevitable: Official

More potential budget cuts by the new Tory government in the UK would force British police to adopt “paramilitary” enforcement tactics to maintain their ability to enforce law and order, the head of the police officers’ organization has warned.

May 18 15:36

Trident seaman publishes “The Secret Nuclear Threat"

A member of the UK navy says the country’s Trident nuclear submarine program is a “disaster waiting to happen.”

May 18 13:19

UK drones may combat Mediterranean migrant trade

The British government is expected to provide drones and surveillance equipment to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean, reports say.

May 18 11:58

UK legal migrants 'too scared to seek medical help'

A charity group says migrants who are in possession of proper documents are still afraid of arrest and thus avoid seeking vital medical care.

May 18 11:52

US Blinks in Face-Off with Russia

After staring Russia in the face for the best part of a year, the poker-faced Americans finally realized they are holding a bunch of worthless cards. And the Americans blinked.

Last week started with US Secretary of State John Kerry coming to Russia to lay a wreath for the millions of Soviet soldiers who gave their lives in the historic defeat of Nazi Germany. Then the week ended with Kerry’s deputy at the State Department, Victoria Nuland, flying to Moscow to meet Russian officials to discuss implementation of the Minsk ceasefire in Ukraine.

That’s what you might call «America blinking first» in its high-stakes and reckless face-off with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

May 18 10:08

‘Tories may cut 100,000 jobs over next 5 years’

A union representing British civil servants is warning that the new Conservative government may slash up to 100,000 jobs over the next five years.

May 18 10:03

UK government quietly passed new legislation that exempts GCHQ, police, and other intelligence officers from prosecution for hacking into computers and mobile phones

While major or controversial legislative changes usually go through normal parliamentary process (i.e. democratic debate) before being passed into law, in this case an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act was snuck in under the radar as secondary legislation. According to Privacy International, "It appears no regulators, commissioners responsible for overseeing the intelligence agencies, the Information Commissioner's Office, industry, NGOs or the public were notified or consulted about the proposed legislative changes... There was no public debate."

May 18 09:07

How obeying the law will no longer be enough to protect you from the police

Even if you are not suspected of committing any crime, you could be hit by orders preventing you from speaking in public or associating with specific people.

The planned "snooper's charter" will give the police the right to read your private messages, even if you're not suspected of any wrongdoing. Now, it seems that if they see anything they don't like (even if it isn't criminal) they won't be obliged to leave you alone.

We know that the Tory government are also planning to scrap the current Human Rights Act and replace it with one that would introduce a "threshold below which Convention [human] rights will not be engaged" - allowing UK courts to strike out certain cases.

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Needless to say the online poll at the bottom of the article is showing 92% NO about Cameron's policies.

May 18 09:03

PM Cameron reaffirms NHS funding - but can he be trusted?

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to honour his pledge of an extra £8 billion per year to the National Health Service (NHS) by 2020, whilst creating a “seven-day” health service.

May 18 08:19

We're ruled by a cosy elite who all go to the same dinner parties, says former No10 policy guru chief

David Cameron’s former chief strategist has launched a stinging attack on the ‘insular ruling class’ threatening Britain’s democracy.

Steve Hilton said too many of those at the heart of government go to the same dinner parties and send their children to the same schools.

He said the UK’s political system is now in ‘crisis’ because the same type of people stay in charge whatever the outcome of the elections.

In what will be seen as a criticism of the ‘chumocracy’ of his former boss, Mr Hilton warned: ‘Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.

May 18 08:15

Most voters think the government should prioritise fighting inequality over economic growth

A survey by pollsters YouGov found that of the main parties only Conservative supporters were significantly more likely to care about economic growth than inequality.

May 18 08:10

Britain’s Nuclear Armed Trident Submarine: Rigged Safety and Security, Royal Navy Whistleblower

A Royal Navy whistleblower has exposed a shocking catalogue of equipment failures, security breaches, and near-miss accidents on board HMS Vanguard, one of the Navy’s nuclear-armed Trident submarines.

May 18 07:34

Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest

The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite.

May 17 20:04

Re-enactment of murderous assault on Christendom’s holiest site condemned

The pro-Israel lobby claims that a Play depicting the 40-day military siege of the world’s oldest Christian Church “sympathises with Palestinian terrorist groups”, “glorifies extremist ideology” and is “a grotesque white-washing of the Second Intifada”.

May 17 14:57

UK government quietly rewrites hacking laws to give GCHQ immunity

The UK government has quietly passed new legislation that exempts GCHQ, police, and other intelligence officers from prosecution for hacking into computers and mobile phones.

While major or controversial legislative changes usually go through normal parliamentary process (i.e. democratic debate) before being passed into law, in this case an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act was snuck in under the radar as secondary legislation. According to Privacy International, "It appears no regulators, commissioners responsible for overseeing the intelligence agencies, the Information Commissioner's Office, industry, NGOs or the public were notified or consulted about the proposed legislative changes... There was no public debate."

May 17 13:29

Zionist lobby condemns re-enactment of murderous assault on Christendom’s holiest site

As Britain’s Zionist lobby mounts a campaign against the staging of The Siege, a play re-telling Israel’s siege of the Church of the Nativity, Stuart Littlewood recounts the story of one siege survivor.

May 17 11:49

UN Official Breaks Down Over Shelled Gaza School

UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his grief while on camera with Al Jazeera Arabic.

The interviewer appears to thank him for appearing, upon which Gunness breaks down and weeps.

Joe Scarborough had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing.

“This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”

May 17 11:42

Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? — Paul Craig Roberts

There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on May 12.

As time passes we will find out why Kerry was snubbing Putin on May 9 and 3 days later was criticizing Washington’s puppet regime in Ukraine. For what is known at this time, a possible explanation is that Washington is coming to its senses.

May 17 10:38

Rupert Murdoch gives David Cameron's new Cabinet his stamp of approval

Rupert Murdoch has given David Cameron’s new Cabinet his stamp of approval, opining that the Prime Minister’s picks for his inner circle are “surprisingly good”.

May 17 08:26

Brave German Woman Appears on German TV and Annihilates Official Holocaust Story

Lets hope they don't prosecute her for this! Because as we learned after Charlie Hebdo, European leaders are great supporters of free speech [insert sarcastic face here!]!

May 17 03:25

Will the West unleash a new war in Libya?

In 2011 the air forces of France and Great Britain bombed Libya. Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of the country, was brutally murdered. Now Europe is considering plans to intervene in Libya again. On May 13, the Guardian published an article devoted to a European plan for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya. The scenario envisages the use of ground forces.

May 16 22:16

The Palestinian Nakba; A Nucleus of Nationwide Arab Nakba

Each year on May 15th the Palestinians across the world commemorate “Al Nakba Day”. This year it is the 67th commemoration. Al Nakba means the catastrophe, and refers to the Zionist occupation of Palestine, the numerous massacres they perpetrated against Palestinians, the ethnic cleansing, the dispossession, the total destruction of hundreds of Palestinian communities, the forced expulsion, the supplanting of Zionist Jews in place of indigenous Palestinians and the creation of the terrorist entity of Israel that is still spreading havoc, death and destruction in the whole Middle East.

May 16 20:46

Repealing Human Rights Act could jeopardize Northern Irish peace deal – Amnesty

The Conservative Party’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act could undermine peace in Northern Ireland, Amnesty International has warned.

Amnesty International chiefs have written to Britain and Ireland’s prime ministers, expressing “deep concern” over the Conservative Party’s plans to repeal Britain’s Human Rights Act of 1998 and replace it with a self-styled British Bill of Rights.

May 16 08:49

How to fight western propaganda

First they manufacture monstrous lies, and then they tell us that we should be objective!

I truly believe that there is not much time for “objectivity” in any battle, including those ideological ones, especially when these are battles for the survival of humanity!

I strongly believe no! We are obliged to fight those who are burning our dwellings, to hit with full force those who are attempting to rape our women, and to confront fire with fire when innocent beings are slaughtered.

May 16 08:37

Revealed: Top Tory MP escaped prosecution for child sex abuse after promising not to see victim again

A top Tory politician escaped prosecution for child abuse in the 1970s after promising not see his victim again.

Victor Montagu, a former Conservative MP, was let off with a caution in 1972 for indecently assaulting a boy for nearly two years, files released by the National Archives reveal.

The decision meant Montagu never stood trial and his widespread paedophile abuse were never exposed.

May 16 08:36

SNP prepared to defy Cameron on a second independence referendum

The Scottish National party would be prepared to push ahead with a second independence referendum without David Cameron’s permission if the prime minister refuses any future demand to hold one, a senior party source in Westminster has indicated.

The party would be prepared to try to bypass the prime minister and hold an indicative ballot of the Scottish people if it believes it has a political mandate for a referendum but Westminster refuses to allow one.

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"Look, we stole that last election fair and square and you're just gonna have to accept that!" -- Number 9 3/4

May 16 08:22

Only 22 Countries Have Never Been Invaded By Britain (For Now)

While America may have troops in around 150 countries around the world, it still has not 'officially' invaded as many as Britain managed throughout its history... but there's still time.

May 16 08:01

UK Parl. gives immunity to spies

UK parliament has passed a new legislation giving the intelligence officers and police immunity from prosecution for hacking into computers, laptos and mobile phones.

May 16 07:55

UK Parl. gives immunity to spies

UK parliament has passed a new legislation giving the intelligence officers and police immunity from prosecution for hacking into computers, laptos and mobile phones.

May 16 06:51

Candidate with no votes demands recount because he ‘voted for himself

AN embarrassed candidate who got no votes at the UK’s local elections is demanding a recount — because he knows he should have at least one.

May 15 09:27

Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest

The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite.

May 15 08:50

The Murder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Reasons for his murder:
? Opposed using the atomic bomb on Japan
? Opposed establishing Israel
? Intended to dismantle British colonies.

May 15 08:46

'We Will Not Surrender Our Voices': British Teens Lead Thousands-Strong Protest Against Austerity

A spirited protest against austerity reportedly led by teenagers swept Bristol, England on Wednesday, drawing thousands to the streets and garnering widespread media attention just days after the country's electoral lurch to the right.

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The lurch to the right is marked by continuing reports of voting "irregularities."

May 15 08:34

UK PM David Cameron Proclaims: It’s Not Enough To Follow The Law, You Must Love Big Brother

It’s not just those domestic extremists and crazy “conspiracy theory” kooks who took serious issue with UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent overtly fascist language when it comes to freedom of expression in Great Britain. For example, in a post published today, the UK Independent describes the quote below as “the creepiest thing David Cameron has ever said.”

May 15 07:59

Thousands sign petition calling for north of England to be part of Scotland

Petition argues that northern English cities ‘feel far greater affinity with their Scottish counterparts than with ideologies of London-centric south’

May 15 07:58

Take us with you Scotland! Twitter responds to petition calling for North of England to become 'New Scotland'

Under the hashtag #TakeUsWithYouScotland Twitter users have been responding to the idea of a 'New Scotland' which takes in Northern towns and cities

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May 15 07:46

New Parliament, Same Old Rubbish From The Tories

A FOOL returns to his folly as does a dog to its vomit.Thus it was that George Osborne used the first speech of the new parliament yesterday to yet again — very sketchily — outline his plans for “radical devolution” for regions of England.

May 15 07:07

New figures for British air and drone strikes in Iraq

Six months on from the UK’s first drone strike against ISIS, new figures have been released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to Drone Wars UK detailing the number of air and drone strikes that have been undertaken by UK forces in Iraq.

May 14 18:58

The Coming Dissolution of Great Britain

I have spent most of my working life writing about countries where communal or nationalist differences determine and, on occasion, convulse the political landscape. My first experience of this was at Queen’s University Belfast, where I was writing a PhD on the Irish Home Rulers in Ulster pre-Irish independence, during the worst years of the troubles in Northern Ireland between 1972 and 1975. I moved on to Lebanon at the beginning of the civil war, and later reported on the Soviet Union before and after it broke up. I first went to Iraq in 1977 and over the following decades have watched it torn apart by communal conflicts stoked by foreign intervention.

May 14 18:33

Almost Half Of Brits View Wearable Tech As Treat To Privacy

Software programmers are being pushed to teach customers about wearable technologies in order to facilitate consumption, as a result of the latest research which shows that almost 50% of Brits believe that the tech presents a threat to their privacy.

May 14 17:53

New Parliament, Same Old Rubbish From The Tories

A FOOL returns to his folly as does a dog to its vomit.Thus it was that George Osborne used the first speech of the new parliament yesterday to yet again — very sketchily — outline his plans for “radical devolution” for regions of England.

May 14 17:51

ITV Staff Shut Down Channel During Strike

ITV SERVICES were not running yesterday after journalists, production and other staff went on a 24-hour strike over pay. Pickets took place across the country as well as outside the station’s annual meeting in London, where shareholders were told to support workers’ pay rise after the company’s profits rose by 23 per cent last year.

May 14 14:36

'We Will Not Surrender Our Voices': British Teens Lead Thousands-Strong Protest Against Austerity

A spirited protest against austerity reportedly led by teenagers swept Bristol, England on Wednesday, drawing thousands to the streets and garnering widespread media attention just days after the country's electoral lurch to the right.

May 14 09:22

EU referendum should take place ‘as soon as necessary’ – Bank of England chief

The governor of the Bank of England has said a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) should take place “as soon as necessary.”

May 14 09:18

The Coming Dissolution of Great Britain

I have spent most of my working life writing about countries where communal or nationalist differences determine and, on occasion, convulse the political landscape. My first experience of this was at Queen’s University Belfast, where I was writing a PhD on the Irish Home Rulers in Ulster pre-Irish independence, during the worst years of the troubles in Northern Ireland between 1972 and 1975.

May 14 08:51

UK General Election: the Dust Hasn’t Settled Yet

The UK's dysfunctional democracy has enabled a mere 37% of voters to give Cameron a clear majority of seats.

It is uncertain whether Ed is actually a Zionist. He has been quite critical of Israel’s policies and doesn’t get a high approval rating from Jewish communities. There is no doubt about his brother David, however. I could well imagine the Zionist handlers coaxing Miliband D to return from the US and embed himself once again in the Labour Party.Sure enough, he butted in yesterday to criticize Ed and his team of losers.

May 14 08:38

Time to call Sturgeon's bluff, Cameron urged: Senior Tories tell PM to give Scotland complete financial independence

Senior Conservatives are urging David Cameron to ‘call the SNP’s bluff’ by giving Scotland complete financial independence.

Cabinet sources say the newly re-elected Prime Minister should hand Nicola Sturgeon the full control of tax and spending that she insists she wants.

Miss Sturgeon, whose party won a landslide victory north of the border, appeared to be taken aback in a TV interview at the weekend when it was suggested Scotland might rapidly be handed ‘full fiscal autonomy’.

May 14 08:36

Blow for Cameron as Germany REJECTS demand for EU treaty change in first Brussels talks since the election

David Cameron's bid to overhaul Britain's relationship with Brussels suffered a major blow today after Germany rejected the prospect of EU treaty change.

The Prime Minister has promised to introduce new rules to ban EU migrants claiming benefits for four years and allow the government to deport jobless Europeans after six months.

Mr Cameron has also vowed to introduce a ban on people claiming child benefit for children in foreign countries

May 14 08:34

Ministers want to make it more difficult to expose what they're up to behind closed doors

Ministers could be given stronger powers to block scrutiny of public bodies under government transparency law, Downing Street has said.

Speaking ahead of the expected release of documents detailing Prince Charles’s correspondence with ministers, Number 10 argued that there was a “strong case” for beefing up the ministerial veto on freedom of information requests.

“Our view remains – as the government has argued in the lengthy legal proceedings [regarding the Prince’s correspondence] – that there is a strong case for there being the ability to exercise a ministerial veto,” he told a briefing of journalists.

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So the government gets to watch you, but you don't get to watch the government!

May 14 08:32

New UK Law Could Criminalize ‘Politically Incorrect’ Opinions, Targets Radicalisation

Preparing to introduce a new counter-terrorism bill later this month, Cameron laid the groundwork for the measures by remarking that the state not interfering with people’s lives if they “obey the law” was a “failed approach.”

“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach,” Cameron stated.

According to BBC News, the new anti-radicalization laws could even ensnare those who voice politically incorrect opinions.

May 14 07:45

Tory scheme to trash Human Rights Act labelled 'appalling'

The proposed scrapping of the Human Rights Act by the Conservatives has been condemned by the Scottish Government, which said the “appalling” move was likely to harm the country’s most vulnerable people.

May 14 07:30

Almost Half Of Brits View Wearable Tech As Treat To Privacy

Software programmers are being pushed to teach customers about wearable technologies in order to facilitate consumption, as a result of the latest research which shows that almost 50% of Brits believe that the tech presents a threat to their privacy.

May 14 07:12

Britain is too tolerant and should interfere more in people's lives, says David Cameron

Britain is too “passively tolerant” and should not leave people to live their lives as they please just because they obey the law, David Cameron has said.

Seig heil!

May 14 07:00

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia (Book review)

The story started as early as 1942 with the formation of the Vatican Bank. The same year ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) recruited Lucky Luciano, a pre-eminent drug lord. The Swiss director of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Allen Dulles came to the conclusion, “We’re fighting the wrong enemy.” Schutzstaffel (SS) sent Dulles a message through the Vatican that the Nazi government wanted to establish a separate peace with the United States; they wanted to fight the Soviets. Dulles met Prince Max von Hohenlohe in Bern. Hohenlohe found Dulles in agreement with him. Later, Dulles also met other Nazi officials to forge the new alliance. Chief of Special Intelligence for the OSS in China Col. Paul E Helliwell thought of another unholy alliance between the US intelligence community and organized crime groups. Consequently, the US intelligence agencies got drug lord Lucky Luciano released from jail, allowed him to build his narcotic empire, and simply watched the flow of drugs into the largely black ghettos of New York and Washington. The unholy alliance of the American spies and criminals was replicated everywhere, from Laos and Burma to Marseilles and Panama.

May 13 21:54

UK Election Aftermath - Cameron Will Continue Waging War on Working People

Today in the UK, people are waking up to their first week of a five-year rule under a Conservative majority government. It’s been the first time the Tories have managed to form such a government since 1992. Only 37 percent of those who bothered to vote actually voted Conservative. In fact, the current administration is in government with 24 percent of support from all those who were eligible to vote.

May 13 14:32

Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Morrisons recall dozens of ready meal lines - including some for children - because potatoes could contain shards of METAL

Most of the products are sold chilled and have a relatively short shelf life, which means they are likely to have been eaten already. Others can be frozen and may be sitting in family freezers.

Jason Feeney of the FSA said: 'The FSA is advising anyone who has bought these products not to eat them and return them to the shop where they were purchased.

'The pieces of metal which may be present are potentially harmful, so people should check whether they have bought any of the products.'

The FSA added: 'Initial investigations suggest a piece of equipment broke up on the manufacturing line, resulting in the fragments of metal going into the batch of potatoes.'

May 13 13:39

UK's Cameron to introduce new laws reducing freedom of speech

These measures will focus on reducing the presence of those who incite hatred against gender, race or religion on social media and in print.

They will also target those who perpetrate harmful activities for the “purpose of overthrowing democracy.”

May 13 13:24

Interview With Jack Sen - UKIP Candidate Who Was Targeted by Jewish MP and Sacked by UKIP for Political Incorrectness

Jack Sen ran for a seat in Parliament representing West Lancashire. Until less than a week before the election, he was running under the banner of UKIP, but he was suspended from UKIP for an interview he gave a South African organization, the European Knights Project (posted on April 12), and for tweets received by Luciana Berger, a Jewish woman who is a Labour MP. He has kindly agreed to respond to written questions.

May 13 09:09

New UK Law Could Criminalize ‘Politically Incorrect’ Opinions

A chilling comment by British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that even people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything the government deems to be “hate speech,” including “bigotry” and potentially criticism of homosexuality and feminism.

May 13 08:20

Police probe allegation of electoral fraud in Thanet South

The allegation centres around Thanet South, the seat where Nigel Farage narrowly lost at the general election

May 13 08:16

?All in this together? British MPs handed 10% pay rise

MPs’ wages are set to rise from £67,000 to £74,000 – many times the national average – as it’s revealed that 60 of them went on a spending spree, buying up iPhones, iPads and personal computers before the general election.

May 12 19:41

UK government will bring back Snooper’s Charter; Snowden warns of dangers

However, speaking from Russia at a conference in Australia on Friday evening, the whistleblower Edward Snowden warned against accepting this distinction: "The impacts of metadata can’t be overstated, they are collecting data on everyone regardless of wrongdoing. When you have metadata, it’s a proxy for content, so when politicians split hairs about metadata you should be very sceptical." He went on to say that adopting these data retention laws was a "radical departure from the operation of traditional liberal societies around the world," and pointed out that mass surveillance had not stopped the Sydney siege, the Boston marathon bombings, or the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in France.

May 12 12:36

PSYCHOPATHS, 9/11 AND EVERLASTING WAR

The lie of 9/11 has provided the pretext for the most terrible wars on the Muslim peoples in defiance of the Nuremberg Protocols and the UN Charter.

Unless that lie is laid bare by truth, 9/11 will be seen as the crucible from which World War Three erupted. There will be no way back from the smoking ruins for those unfortunate enough who survive. The images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are there to warn us.

I cannot recall when I became certain that 19 Muslims with box cutters were NOT responsible for these events.

May 12 12:28

Media obfuscation and the Khadr controversy

The story of Omar Khadr unveils the sickening depravity of the Western/Zionist/Neocon warmongers and their bought-and-paid-for presstitutes.

For just shy of a decade, the Americans tortured the Canadian-born Khadr in the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp before relinquishing him to Canada where he has been held in Canadian jails since 2012.

Upon his release on bail on May 7, Canadian neocons began screeching from the hilltops about the ‘travesty’ of temporarily freeing a ‘convicted terrorist.’ Meanwhile, the neo-liberal crypto-militarists who occupy Canada’s mainstream media engaged in stereotypical faux debates consisting of highly constrained babble about the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the treatment of Khadr by the Canadian and American governments.

The issue is never framed properly and is in fact intentionally obfuscated.

May 12 09:48

Douglas Carswell refuses to endorse Nigel Farage's return as Ukip leader

Douglas Carswell was asked repeatedly if he supported the decision to keep Mr Farage as leader but declined to respond directly.

May 12 09:38

Tories ‘at war’ with BBC? Future of state broadcaster unclear under Conservatives

Following the appointment of license-fee skeptic John Whittingdale to the cabinet on Monday, the UK’s right-wing press have sent out a flurry of front pages declaring the government is already ‘at war’ with the BBC.

Whittingdale has long been a staunch critic of the license-fee, a compulsory charge that costs television owners £145.50 per year to fund the BBC.

May 12 09:12

Tories ‘tighten the noose’ of anti-trade union laws, threaten right to strike – activists

Newly promoted Tory Business Secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for trade unionists to take strike action. The measures will be introduced in the government’s first Queen’s Speech.

The legislation is designed to ensure strikes cannot go ahead unless they have the support of 40 percent of balloted members.

In addition to the vote share, at least 50 percent of those eligible to vote must cast their ballot for the result to be considered legitimate.

May 12 09:11

‘Broadest spying powers imaginable’: SNP MPs plan to block Tory Snoopers’ Charter

Scottish Nationalists are hoping to use their newfound parliamentary leverage to block controversial Tory plans to introduce legislation that would see the further erosion of privacy rights across the UK.

As the first days of parliament get under way, Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MPs are planning to rail against Tory plans to revive a Data Communications Bill dubbed the Snoopers’ Charter.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s Westminster MPs plan to achieve this goal by lobbying moderate Tories, who previously opposed Home Secretary Theresa May’s surveillance agenda.

May 12 08:38

'How else could they manage?' Judge's mercy for bin-diving parents charged with stealing out-of-date food that Tesco had thrown out, to feed their two young children

The judge said: 'How are they expected to live? It seems to me the appropriate punishment for taking food which is of no value is an absolute discharge.

'I clearly can't make any financial order.'

Prosecutor Jeanette Smith said the pair were seen in the rear compound of the Hetton Road Tesco Express store, Sunderland, removing a pallet of food.

She explained that although the items were to be thrown out they were in a secure compound, adding that Tesco's policy is not to give away discarded food.

Angus Westgarth, defending, said that when the offence occurred the couple had not been given benefits and had no way to buy food.

May 11 13:27

UK Tories pushing to scrap human rights act

The UK’s new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove is pushing forward with controversial Conservatives’ plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

May 11 12:50

The secretive Bank of England

Well before the conflict for establishing a National Bank in America or the eventual surrender to the money changers with the betrayal in instituting the Federal Reserve, the history of the Bank of England needs to be studied. Relying on British historians may seem to invoke a cultural bias; however, the range and wealth of information on this topic comes from an earlier age. Further research will expand this understanding and many of the sources cited can fulfill this objective.

May 11 11:55

‘Hipster cop’ picture taken as police watched as tensions rose at EDL protest in Walthamstow

It was there that the “hipster cop” photo — showing a man with a large, waxed beard who was mocked for being part of a largely mythical subculture — was taken.

May 11 10:44

Surveillance Britain: Toryland and Police Prying

We know what the election victory for the Tories in the United Kingdom signifies. Britain, festooned in the confetti of democratic freedoms, is heading for a further trimming, a pruning that will privilege surveillance powers over that of privacy. Home Secretary Theresa May has been at the vanguard of this movement for some time. Even as David Cameron seemingly runs out of gas – his own campaign having been oddly disengaged – there are others nipping, not merely at his heels, but his arteries.

May 11 09:43

War Threat Rises As Economy Declines — Paul Craig Roberts,

On the foreign policy front, the hubris and arrogance of America’s self-image as the “exceptional, indispensable” country with hegemonic rights over other countries means that the world is primed for war. Neither Russia nor China will accept the vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The Wolfowitz Doctrine makes it clear that the price of world peace is the world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony.

Therefore, unless the dollar and with it US power collapses or Europe finds the courage to break with Washington and to pursue an independent foreign policy, saying good-bye to NATO, nuclear war is our likely future.

May 11 09:27

Will Austerity Be the Straw that Breaks the EU AND the UK?

Very much like the Greeks, the Scots unambiguously voted down austerity. And in very much the same fashion, they face an entity that claims to be more powerful and insists on forcing more austerity down their throats anyway. It seems inevitable that at some point these larger entities will start to crack and break down into smaller pieces. As empires always do. Now, the EU was of course never an empire, there’s just tons of bureaucrats dreaming of that, and Britain is a long-decayed empire.

Larger entities like empires are more powerful only for a limited period of time, for as long as the center can make the periphery benefit; once the center starts feeding off the periphery, the endgame starts. This can take a while, but it will happen, it’s a law of nature. When periphery regions figure out they have nothing to lose by splitting off, they will elect to stand on their own two feet and be their own boss.

And it’s not as if either Scotland or Greece lack a history of fighting for their independence. Just a reminder.

May 11 08:59

Tories’ repeal of Human Rights Act will spark constitutional crisis, erode civil liberties – experts

Civil liberty advocates warn the soon-to-be implemented measures would erode the right to life, the right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, the right to protest and the right to freedom from torture and discrimination.

"Just what we want!" - Number 9 3/4

May 11 08:50

A British farmer has rejected a £275million offer for his land from housing developers

A farmer who rejected a £275million offer for his land from housing developers has said he is 'not afraid to stand up to them'.

Robert Worsley said he feared 'country bumpkins' like himself would be 'steamrolled' and that he believed the community was ready to stand together to protect their homes.

The 48-year-old father of two has run his 550-acre, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, for the last 15 years.

He was approached by agents for housebuilder Mayfield more than two years ago. Since then, the company has contacted Mr Worsley a number of times, trying to persuade him to sell.

May 11 08:19

Scrap postal votes or elections will be fixed, says judge who warns ballot-rigging is now a 'probability' in parts of Britain

Postal voting is ‘wide open to fraud’ and should be scrapped in its current form, a top judge warned last night.

Judge Richard Mawrey, who sits in judgment on election fraud cases, said ballot-rigging was now a ‘probability’ in some parts of Britain due to the extension of postal voting.

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Which may be the explanation behind Cameron's "surprise" victory and George Galloway's equally surprising loss!

May 11 08:10

The Scottish lions' roar will be heard and felt in Tel Aviv

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was labelled "Britain's most dangerous woman" by some sections of the tabloid media during the run up to the General Election. Some people fear that she's on a mission to break up the United Kingdom in a bid to fulfil her independence ambitions. That may well be the case, but that soubriquet was also used by some of Britain's most committed members of the pro-Israel lobby whose main national interests lie well beyond these shores. They saw some of their biggest political supporters fall in an astonishing electoral performance by Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP).

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And I hope that is a harbinger of things to come here in the US next year, as voters give the "Friend of Israel" their pink slips!

May 11 08:10

No 2nd vote on Scottish independence: Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence, saying Scots had once rejected a breakaway from the UK.

May 11 07:39

Scale of UK attacks on Islamic State in Iraq revealed

British aircraft and unmanned drones have attacked Islamic State targets in Iraq with more than 200 bombs and missiles in military operations that have been largely ignored, a Guardian analysis has shown.

The air strikes, which began in the autumn, have been undertaken by the RAF’s oldest bombers – Tornado GR4s and its newest weapon – the remotely piloted Reaper.

Tornados have dropped at least 87 Paveway IV bombs and fired at least 47 Brimstone missiles. Reapers have fired more than 80 Hellfire missiles.

May 11 07:36

Voting fraud? George Galloway launches legal battle over election defeat

Former MP George Galloway has launched a legal challenge over his defeat at Thursday’s general election and claims to have evidence of “malpractice” in postal voting.

May 11 07:29

UK Election Aftermath: Cameron to Continue Waging War on Working People

Today in the UK, people are waking up to their first week of a five-year rule under a Conservative majority government. It’s been the first time the Tories have managed to form such a government since 1992. Only 37 percent of those who bothered to vote actually voted Conservative. In fact, the current administration is in government with 24 percent of support from all those who were eligible to vote.

May 11 07:12

BBC WANTS GOOGLE TO REMOVE TOP GEAR’S IMDB PAGE

This week BBC Worldwide reported a record number of infringing links to Google, targeting more than 25,000 webpages. We decided to go through the links and it wasn’t hard to find several URLs that are clearly not infringing.

For example, one of the notices targets the IMDb pages of Top Gear, The Game and Top Fails.

The Internet Movie Database is one of the prime sources for movie and TV fans to get information and doesn’t host or link to infringing content, so taking these pages offline only hurts the BBC.

Perhaps even more worrying is that the same notice also lists the British home of the video site Dailymotion as “infringing.” While this page may have linked to unauthorized material in the past, it’s certainly doesn’t warrant the removal of the entire homepage.

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