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Jul 16 06:09

Net closes in on Novichok assassins: Britain is 'close to identifying Russian spies' behind Salisbury attack as it's claimed nerve agent that later killed a mother-of-three 'was hidden in a PERFUME bottle she sprayed herself with'

Sarin: Lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes
https://www.timesofisrael.com/sarin-lethal-nerve-gas-that-kills-in-min...

Nerve agent Novichok, used in ex-spy's poisoning, is 5 times stronger than VX or sarin
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/03/13/nerve-agent-novichock-used-in-ex-spys-poisoning-is-5-times-stronger-than-vx-or-sarin.html

Dawn Sturgess survived for days after spraying Novichok directly onto her skin?

Jul 16 05:51

Taxman will now have 'shocking' new powers to raid bank accounts with NO warning

The taxman is to be given ‘shocking’ new powers to trawl bank accounts without the holders being told.

A policy document, published quietly online this week, reveals HMRC wants to be able to keep secret investigations into whether someone is paying the right amount of tax.

Under existing rules, banks and other financial institutions are permitted to notify their customers if tax officials demand access to their bank statements and other financial information.

But as part of a bonfire of safeguards, in future the taxman will be able to draw a veil of secrecy over its investigations.

Jul 16 05:40

Have police lost control? Most Britons think criminals have no fear of the law as two thirds say they haven't seen an officer on their street in a year amid soaring crime levels

According to the exclusive survey, 57 per cent of people say officers have surrendered control of our neighbourhoods and criminals have no fear of being caught.

Amid skyrocketing levels of crime, the poll also reveals that a quarter of the population don’t feel safe at night in their local area.

And it suggests that one of the biggest factors behind the recent surge in lawlessness is a lack of ‘bobbies on the beat’. An incredible 60 per cent of the public say they haven’t seen a police officer in their street in the past year.

Jul 15 21:05

Amesbury: Novichok found in perfume bottle, says victim's brother

The nerve agent that poisoned two people in Amesbury was contained in a perfume bottle, the brother of one of the victims has said.

Matthew Rowley said his brother Charlie, who is seriously ill in hospital, told him he had picked up the perfume bottle.

Who sees a found bottle of perfume to be a talking point?

Jul 15 11:32

British public backs legalisation of cannabis so it can be sold like cigarettes and alcohol, poll reveals

51 per cent say it is time to treat the drug in the same way as other legal substances

Jul 15 09:12

Leak at Porton Down lab may be behind UK nerve-agent poisonings – Russian embassy

The embassy was asked by the media to comment on Friday’s announcement by the UK police that a small bottle they found in the home of one of the Amesbury poisoning victims contained the infamous Novichok nerve agent.

However, Russian diplomats said that they “cannot check or verify any British statements” because London “refuses to cooperate with us in any way possible” on the issue.

Jul 14 05:32

Awkward? Trump And May Remarks After Meeting And Sun Interview Watch

Difficult to watch this bull*hit propaganda, which shows total disrespect for those whom they pretend to serve.

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May hold a press conference after a contentious NATO meeting, and after Trump criticized May over Brexit in an interview with British tabloid The Sun.

Trump admits he APOLOGIZED to Theresa May for sharp comments on Brexit and a U.S.-U.K. trade pact and calls her an 'incredible woman' for whom he has a 'lot of respect' after two days in London

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(*nothing says BEX! louder then the concept of Trump apologizing for anything .Apologizing is an Obama trait , and we know how the Trump pundits reacted to that , but then , again , Trump could hand her a bouquet of roses minuets before he launches a bouquet of patriot missiles !)

Jul 13 13:47

London Mayor Slams Trump For "Normalizing" Far-Right Groups

While President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met the Queen for tea, London Mayor Sadiq Khan bashed the president in an interview and accused him of "normalizing far right groups" in an interview with Bloomberg.

Asked why Trump singles him out for criticism instead of other mayors of cities in the UK and elsewhere in Europe where there have been terror attacks, Khan said it's for Trump to explain why he singles Khan out for criticism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mayor Khan, a word, please: as a Christian pacifist activist, who constantly exhorts her government to get what it wants through honest, moral, hard won negotiations rather than through wars, I am hardly to be considered any member of a "far right" group, and as a peace advocate, am no darling of either the Democrats or Republicans, as they are both owned by the Deep State and military industrial complex.

But what President Trump has seen and critised, on your watch as mayor of London, is your "normalizing" the escalating violence there, due to uncontrolled immigration consisting of people who don't particularly like Brits in the first place.

What you have on your hands, sir, is a "culture war" between the original, hereditary inhabitants of London, and the immigrants, which has been unduly punctuated with bloodshed, generally on the part of these immigrants.

You were elected, sir, to take care of ALL the citizens of that beautiful and extraordinary city, which is London, and you have to roll up your sleeves, and get that job done.

I visited London on a College Abroad tour in 67; but right now, with things as they are, I would have grave, and reasonable, reservations about going there now, under any circumstances.

Jul 13 10:05

Fatal Novichok dose 'came from bottle' in victim's house

Novichok that poisoned a couple in Wiltshire came from a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims, police say.

Jul 13 08:58

UK Trump Protesters Are Complete Idiots

Jul 13 05:41

Poundworld to close another 80 stores

Another 80 Poundworld stores will be closed, resulting in 1,024 job losses, the company's administrators have said.

The latest announcement means that 105 of the company's 335 stores are now earmarked for closure.

Poundworld went into administration last month after failing to cope with rising costs, fewer shoppers and greater competition.

The company's administrators, Deloitte, said talks to sell remaining parts of the business continue.

Jul 12 17:37

Trump tells Theresa May her soft Brexit plan will 'kill' any US trade deal after Britain leaves the EU, adds Boris will make a great PM and blames Sadiq Khan for terrorism in explosive start to UK visit

President Donald Trump has warned Theresa May that her soft Brexit plan would 'kill the deal' between the US and Britain on trade.

He also said the prime minister has ignored his advice on Brexit negotiations, explaining: 'I would have done it differently'.

Talking to The Sun before his trip to Britain, he said: 'If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn't listen to me'.

Sources close to the president earlier warned that a lucrative transatlantic trade deal would be impossible if the UK keeps close ties with Brussels - effectively meaning Britain must choose between the US and EU.

Jul 12 14:15

‘They Bombed Trapped Civilians’: Amnesty’s Damning Report on UK, US, France Destruction in Raqqa

UK, US, and French bombs inflicted mass loss of civilian life in ISIS-held Raqqa, according Amnesty International. A new report has also accused coalition forces of bombing areas where they knew civilians were trapped.

During the four-month operation to eradicate the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the US-led coalition – which includes British forces – killed hundreds of civilians and injured many more, says Amnesty International.

According to its damning report into the coalition forces, residents were trapped as fighting raged in the streets between IS militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who were supported by coalition airstrikes. Escape routes for civilians were riddled with IEDs, put there by Islamic State, which also positioned snipers to shoot those trying to flee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More US, French, and British war crimes, this time in Syria.

Jul 12 13:18

British PM Wants Trump to Confront Putin at Upcoming Summit

Since the planned Trump-Putin summit was announced, NATO nations and other US allies have been expressing serious concerns, fearing that Trump is liable to make deals to improve US-Russia relations, and undermine NATO’s recent years of hostility toward them.

While most are just complaining, British Prime Minister Theresa May took a different tack on Wednesday. She endorsed the idea of a summit, while demanding Trump use it as a chance to confront Russia over its “malign activity.”

May was in particular hopeful that Trump would highlight the British allegations of Novichuk poisoning on British soil. She also mentioned “Kremlin-linked cyber attacks,” without specifying what the Kremlin was actually accused of doing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "malign activity"?!? Would Prime Minister May care to articulate that to those people who cannot see it whatsoever, like me?!?

Porton Downs Research Labs cannot prove that the nerve agent which poisoned two Russian ex-pats in Britain, then allegedly killed another woman more recently, is actually related to Novichuk, or identify from where it came.

So Prime Minister May, let me politely suggest to you that you had better have your facts both transparent, and in order, before you urge President Trump to bring those accusations to the Summit in Helsinki on Monday.

Jul 12 08:33

Brexit CRISIS: Theresa May has DAYS to save Brexit and HERSELF as no confidence vote looms

According to the Daily Telegraph, Tory Brexiteers now claim they have 48 fellow MPs who are willing to submit letters to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, triggering a confidence vote of the parliamentary party.

MP Andrew Bridgen said he was submitting his own letter of no confidence in Mrs May to the committee.

The Prime Minister ordered her reshuffled Cabinet to attend a second meeting in Newcastle on July 23 as a way of uniting her ministers with Brexit talks due to enter yet another crucial phase.

A Number 10 source told The Times the meeting was a “regional Cabinet” and not intended to be a continuation of the Brexit plan talks outlined at Chequers last Friday.

Jul 12 08:00

Former Tony Blair Spokesman: Hard to ‘Overestimate Just How Despised’ Trump Is in the UK

He added, “I suspect that you will find the protests will be big. People will not want him to feel welcome at all. I think that goes — I think that goes very, very far across the board.”

Jul 12 07:59

May's Government Collapsing in Brexit Storm: Second Referendum Looms

At times like this, the Brexit dam having burst and, with it, bursting asunder any lingering hope in the ability of Theresa May’s government to navigate the country out of the Brexit storm that has engulfed it since the 2016 EU referendum, a storm that has intensified into open civil war within the Tory Party, Irish poet W B Yeats looms large.

From his classic work, The Second Coming:

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed; and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned
The best lack all conviction; while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Jul 12 07:44

Majority of Britons Support Trump Visit

In polling released just hours before the U.S. President is due to touch down in London, 50 per cent of Britons support Donald J. Trump’s UK visit going ahead.
In contrast, only 37 percent said that it should not go ahead, with the remaining 13 percent saying “don’t know”, according to figures collected between the 9th and 10th of July by polling firm YouGov.

However, while most of those polled still have negative personal views of the President (with 77 percent saying they had an unfavourable opinion of him), Britons’ views of the visit were described as “pragmatic”.

“Whilst he wouldn’t be Britain’s choice of US President (only 16% would have voted for him given the chance) a plurality think that the government should try to work with him (44%, vs 39% who think they shouldn’t),” youGov found.

“And the vast majority of those who think the government should be working with Donald Trump support the UK visit, regardless of their own views towards him.”

Jul 12 07:38

'Verging on criminal’: Fury at Telegraph article suggesting PM Theresa May guilty of treason

The Telegraph has drawn the ire of MPs and social media users alike over an article it published insinuating UK Prime Minister Theresa May is guilty of treason over her latest Brexit plan.

Cross-party MPs are accusing the outlet of being “shockingly irresponsible” over the article by writer Christopher Howse entitled: ‘Is Theresa May guilty of treason? Plenty of readers think so. Politicians would be wise to listen up’.

Jul 12 07:16

Hackers are caught selling codes to access AIRPORT security systems on the dark web for just £7

The stolen passwords could allow anyone to access the airport's remote desktop protocol (RDP).

This allows employees to work access airport systems outside the local network.

Had the codes fallen into the wrong hands, they could have compromised passenger safety, allowing criminals to create havoc at the airport.

For instance, if hackers had airport RDP access, it would allow them to control security cameras from anywhere in the world.

They could also potentially change the airport's heating, lighting ventilation and air conditioning systems remotely.

The airport affected has not been named and it appears the codes have now been taken offline.

Jul 11 09:35

Will the end of May come in July? Boris' Brexit bombshell threatens to sink Theresa

Boris Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary, coming hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis stepped down, has plunged Britain into a full-scale political crisis on the week Trump is due to visit. Can PM Theresa May survive?
According to the old saying (usually attributed to Lenin, but without citation), "There are decades when weeks happen and there are weeks when decades happen."

This looks like one of those weeks. And it's still only Tuesday.

For a start, and let's get our priorities right, England is appearing in its first World Cup semi-final for 28 years on Wednesday. If the Three Lions beat Croatia, which they are the favorites to do, then next Sunday England will line up in their first World Cup final since 1966, possibly – and you've got to love the irony given the Brexit squabbles – against Belgium.

Jul 11 09:34

This has just got a lot bigger than Brexit

A dramatic three days after the virtual imposition, including the use of threats almost comical in their puerile pettiness, by an embattled but stubbornly-authoritarian Theresa May of her Brexit proposals, culminated yesterday afternoon in the resignation of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, following those of Brexit Department Secretary David Davis and Minister of State Steve Baker late on Sunday evening.

May has no right to feel aggrieved. First, the Chequers proposals for a negotiating stance, about as far removed from her 2017 manifesto promises and previous negotiating pledges as chalk from cheese, were rightly labelled Remain-By-Any-Other-Name and Brexit-In-Name-Only, and lacerated by multiple commentators for their disingenuousness and lack of ambition, undue deference to Remainer intransigence and Brussels diktats alike, and even downright mendacity.

Jul 11 09:33

Davis resignation: Hubristic Number 10 overplayed its hand

The May loyalist genius – in this context I use the word genius sarcastically – who decided that it was a clever idea to ritually humiliate Cabinet Brexiteers at Chequers doesn’t look so clever now.

Around Chequers it was briefed that ministers would be fired if they dared step out of line. It was briefed – wrongly it turns out – that cards carrying the number of a taxi firm (Astons, defunct) were on the hall table. Hilariously, it was added that a new generation of Tories was ready to take the place of any old fart resigning. The implication was that the talented next generation of Tories, who May refused pointedly to promote earlier this year remember, are somehow pro-May. Er, no.

Jul 11 09:32

QUENTIN LETTS: Damn our elite and its suicidal compulsion to defy the people

These past tempestuous days in British politics have been a calamity at several levels.

There has been the loss of office for David Davis and Boris Johnson, who must both feel bruised and angry.

The British Cabinet was demeaned by some Downing Street thug (thought to be Chief Whip Julian Smith) who aggressively told ministers they could damn well order minicabs home from the Prime Minister’s country house, Chequers, if they wished to resign last Friday.

And the national negotiating position has been severely weakened by the numerous concessions so feebly offered by Number 10.

Jul 11 09:17

Brexit is now 'guerrilla war': Backbench Tory rebels give Theresa May ONE WEEK to tear up her Chequers plan before unleashing a no-confidence vote in her leadership

Theresa May is facing a relentless 'guerrilla war' to make her drop her Brexit blueprint.

Two senior Tories yesterday became the latest to quit, telling the Prime Minister her Chequers plan would damage their party and Britain.

A ringleader of the Eurosceptic revolt warned of a resignation every day until Parliament goes into recess in a fortnight.

Mrs May has been given a one-week ultimatum to conceive a new plan or else face a no-confidence vote, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The group threatening the prime minister said it has 48 MPs prepared to write to the 1922 Committee, thereby triggering a ballot on Mrs May's leadership.

Jul 11 09:17

FLASHBACK 2012 - "Sick crimes will go uninvestigated": Fears of child sex abuse "cover-up" as Theresa May rejects calls for super inquiry

Theresa May was accused of a child sex abuse cover-up today after she snubbed calls for a super-inquiry which could look at claims against top Tories.

The Home Secretary gave details of three new probes including a police watchdog review of the botched investigations into pervert DJ Jimmy Savile.

But she rejected pleas to merge the eight different inquiries launched in the wake of the Savile scandal into a single one capable of examining all links.

Jul 11 09:08

Nigel Farage Warns He’ll Return As UKIP Leader If Brexit Betrayal Isn't Reversed

Nigel Farage has remained a staunch Brexiteer and Eurosceptic despite standing down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) after Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016.

UKIP’s most successful leader warned on Tuesday he’ll have “no choice” but to return to frontline British politics if the government doesn’t cease its efforts to betray Brexit.

Farage issued the warning in an article published in The Telegraph, in which he applauded Boris Johnson and David Davis for resigning from UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet over their contrasting approaches to Brexit.

Jul 11 08:22

Hate speech: Christian doctor David Mackereth in UK fired and deemed ‘unfit to work’ for crime of saying gender is determined at birth

A doctor has been fired from a top government role for suggesting gender is determined at birth. Dr David Mackereth, 55, who has worked as an NHS doctor for 26 years, was deemed to be ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would refuse to identify patients by their preferred gender.

Jul 11 08:09

Police can’t say Skripal & Amesbury cases linked, ‘no guarantee’ those responsible will be caught

Britain’s counter-terrorism chief Neil Basu says he can’t guarantee authorities will catch those responsible for the nerve agent poisoning of the Skripals and Dawn Sturgess, and is even unable to say if both incidents are linked.

Basu, who is national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, told residents of Amesbury he would “love to be able to say that we have identified and caught the people responsible and how we are certain there are no traces of nerve agent left anywhere in Wiltshire, but the brutal reality is that I cannot offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time."

Jul 11 08:08

Monty Python’s Cleese to leave UK due to British press - ranked bottom of EU trust league

The eccentric actor got BBC presenter Emily Maitlis to confirm that according to the extensive public opinion polling carried out by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the UK is ranked last out of 33 European countries on levels of trust in the press.

Cleese laughed when Maitlis suggested the statistics illustrated that the UK press was robust, adding: “Least trusted does not necessarily mean not true.”

Jul 10 11:55

Remainers Congratulate May’s Brexit Betrayal

Anti-Brexit Members of Parliament have lavished praise on Prime Minister Theresa May as she defended her ‘Chequers Agreement’ which would see the UK remain effectively tied to the European Union after Brexit.
During an address of the House of Commons by the Prime Minister on Monday afternoon, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable — who called the June 23rd, 2016, vote to leave the EU “white nostalgia” — congratulated Mrs May for the White Paper which could put a post-Brexit bilateral free trade deal with the United States at stake.

“I congratulate the Prime Minister for effectively ‘killing off’ the United States/UK trade agreement by agreeing to retain EU regulatory convergence which of course the Americans cannot accept,” said the MP for Twickenham.

Jul 10 11:55

Ex-Brexit Minister Slams May: Establishment ‘Don’t Want to Leave EU’, Exit Plan Led by ‘Fear and Supplication’

Steve Baker, who resigned from the Department for Exiting the European Union shortly after Secretary of State David Davis, has slammed Theresa May’s ultra-soft Brexit plan and the Remainer establishment.

BBC presenter Jo Coburn asked the former Minister of State if it was true he had been left “out of the loop” and his department was “basically marginalised in [the negotiation] process” on the Daily Politics programme in the aftermath of Davis’s resignation.

“There’s no way of getting around it, yes,” admitted Baker.

It has been common knowledge that Remain-supporting Theresa May and her main Brexit adviser, unelected bureaucrat and Soviet Union admirer Olly Robbins, have increasingly undercut and overruled the Department for Exiting the European Union, headed by Brexit supporter David Davis until the Prime Minister’s ultra-soft Brexit plan forced him to walk away from her administration.

Jul 10 11:54

British MP, establishment journalists rush for Putin's blood after Amesbury chemical death

The death of Dawn Sturgess from what police say was exposure to Novichok has sparked a new fit of Russia-blaming, as an MP, high-profile commentators and mainstream journalists pointed the finger at Moscow.

As British police launched a murder investigation into the poisoning and death of Dawn Sturgess, 44, in Amesbury, various self-styled chemical weapons experts on Twitter have cried for Russia's blood, squarely blaming Moscow for the incident yet in the early stages of the investigation.

Mike Gapes, the Labour and Co-operative MP for Ilford South who recently got some limelight by urging British parliamentarians against providing any commentary to RT, immediately named Russia as a party responsible for Sturgess' death.

"This was a murder of a British citizen as a result of use of a chemical nerve agent produced by the Russian state," Gapes wrote on Twitter, voicing something even Theresa 'highly likely' May has yet been wary of saying.

Jul 10 11:46

Theresa May’s Complete Brexit Betrayal

Jul 10 11:40

‘You drunk?’ Twitter abuzz after UK MP says World Cup should be ‘relocated’ to punish Russia

Twitter users have wryly suggested that a British MP may have been hacked or fallen ill after she called for the remaining World Cup games to be relocated in order to punish Russia for its alleged nerve agent use.

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Health & Social Care Committee, had people worrying about her own health after she tweeted on Sunday: “Time to send a clear message to Putin about chemical weapons. Relocate the remaining games of #WorldCup18 to elsewhere in Europe.”

The tweet appears to have been written in response to the news that a British woman allegedly exposed to the nerve agent Novichok last Sunday in Amesbury had died. In an earlier tweet, Wollaston declared that the chemical weapon “was deliberately deployed here in Britain by the Russian State,” echoing similar unsubstantiated claims made by British media and government officials.

Jul 10 11:40

'Give us General Election': Calls for May No Confidence Vote Amid Brexit Tatters

Following the overnight resignation of the UK Brexit Minister David Davis, British politicians and political pundits have suggested a variety of ways the UK government should deal with the emerged crisis.

Calls for a no confidence vote, a snap election, another Brexit referendum and a new independence referendum in Scotland have surfaced online on Monday.

Mr. Davis said he didn't believe in the government's vision for the EU-UK relationship, which "would be a risk at least of delivering a poor outcome," adding that Britain was "giving too much away, too easily."

The UK PM Theresa May dealt a significant blow in the light of her Brexit Minister's resignation just days after she thought he reached an agreement with her divided Cabinet. While a replacement for Davis — Dominic Raab MP — has already been announced, the damage to the PM and her leadership has been done.

Jul 10 11:39

A leader with no party: The fate of every ruler who ignores the plebs, says QUENTIN LETTS as he sees Theresa May face the fallout of a double walkout

Here in the Westminster citadel, behind the spiked railings which keep impudent plebeians at bay, Theresa May aimed for blithe imperturbability. Though a bit puffy round the eyes, she essayed droll mastery and even a smile.

There was a wobble under her left heel as she approached the Commons despatch box at one point, but her voice did not crack too much as she spoke of ‘harmonisation’ (such a Brussels word) and of the ‘unity’ (ha!) in her Cabinet’s plans for ‘an orderly Brexit’.

Orderly? Beyond Parliament Square’s bleached grass, in the world outside bullet-proof motorcades and their close-clunk doors, she had just been strafed by two explosive Cabinet resignations. Conservative volunteers were going on strike, sickened were they by her wet Brexit. The bookies were pricing her likely successors.

Only in the alternative, delusional realm of high politics, where they lose sight of democracy, could that seem ‘orderly’.

Jul 10 11:32

Gerard Batten: ‘Theresa May should resign’

Jul 10 10:00

2 Tory party vice-chairs quitting over PM May's Brexit strategy - government official

Conservative Party vice-chairs Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley have resigned over Theresa May’s Brexit proposals outlined at Chequers on Friday.

In his resignation letter Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield, warned: "If we do not deliver Brexit in spirit as well as in name, then we are handing Jeremy Corbyn the keys to number 10.”

Meanwhile, Caulfield, the MP for Lewes since 2017 said May’s Brexit policy “will be bad for our country and bad for the party,” and echoed Bradley’s concerns it would see the Labour leader coming in as the next prime minister.

Jul 10 09:58

New health sec took £30k in donations from chairman of think tank pushing to abolish NHS

Matthew Hancock, the new Health Sec has received £30,000 in private donations, since 2010, from the chairman of IEA, a free market think tank that advocates the abolition of the NHS, raising questions of a conflict of interest.

Jul 10 09:54

Moscow suspects Skripals might be ‘forcibly isolated’ by London – foreign ministry

London’s refuse to provide consular access to Sergei and Yulia Skripal constitutes a breach of international obligations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Monday. The situation with the Skripals is particularly worrisome, as London’s attitude fuels suspicions that the Russian citizens might be “forcibly isolated” or their “condition differs from the officially proclaimed” condition, Zakharova added.

Jul 10 09:40

May stands firm on soft Brexit amid resignations and Tory turmoil

Theresa May was working to shore up support for her Brexit strategy last night following the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis, the two most high-profile Brexiteers in her cabinet.

The resignations came three days after the prime minister appeared to have united her cabinet behind a plan for a soft Brexit which will be published in detail later this week.

Mr Johnson said he could not remain as foreign secretary because the plan agreed at Chequers would leave Britain with “the status of colony” as it would have to follow EU regulations it had no role in shaping.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Theresa. Admiral Nelson wasn't smart with his "charge straight in" approach. He just got lucky.

Jul 10 09:38

Trump: Helsinki Summit With Putin May Be Easier Than Talks With May

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki might be easier than a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The remarks come as the US president is heading for a trip, which will include a visit to the United Kingdom, NATO summit and talks with Putin.

"So I have NATO, I have the UK which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think? Who would think? But the UK certainly has a, they have a lot of things going on," Trump told reporters.

When asked whether Putin was "a friend or foe," the US president said that he considered him "a competitor."

Jul 10 03:38

A lot on Downing Street is foggy, except for one thing - the outlines of a government crisis are becoming more and more pronounced

The resignation of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson serves as a sign of a growing government crisis, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on her Facebook page. "Do you remember that we mentioned how this dirty multi-component scheme would end badly for Theresa May’s government? Here we go. Even the British king of political eccentricity didn’t want to stay on board this sinking ship," Zakharova noted. "Well, what do you want? It’s becoming dangerous to lie this much to the world about "the Kremlin’s hand", "aggression against Britain on Britain’s territory", "Novichok", the 2018 FIFA World Cup and so on," she continued. "One needs to argue this contrite solidarity, considering that a British citizen just dies in Amesbury.

Jul 09 12:36

Piers Morgan - London's mayor should spend more time getting his city's murder rate below New York's and less time encouraging puerile stunts like the orange Trump 'baby' balloon that woefully disrespects Britain's greatest ally

When President Trump comes to Britain later this week, a giant 20ft balloon depicting him as an orange baby in diapers will be flown over the Houses of Parliament.

It will be the visual fulcrum for a large scale 'Stop Trump' protest being planned in London to welcome the divisive leader of the free world on his official state visit.

Campaigners crowd-funded their balloon stunt by raising $25,000 online to pay for it. Their intent is simply to humiliate President Trump in a way that will garner embarrassing images and headlines around the world.

Jul 09 12:35

"We Are Headed For The Status Of A Colony": Boris Johnson's Full Resignation Letter

The much anticipated resignation letter penned by the former UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has been released, and in as expected, he does not mince his words in unleashing a brutal attack on Thersa May, warning that "we have postponed crucial decisions — including the preparations for no deal, as I argued in my letter to you of last November — with the result that we appear to be heading for a semi-Brexit, with large parts of the economy still locked in the EU system, but with no UK control over that system."

He then adds that while "Brexit should be about opportunity and hope" and "a chance to do things differently, to be more nimble and dynamic, and to maximise the particular advantages of the UK as an open, outward-looking global economy", he warns that the "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt."

Jul 09 09:32

A Siri-ous issue? No need for 'Russian spies', when 'stupid boy' UK ministers have smartphones

It was one of the funniest things we'd ever seen in Parliament. UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was heckled by his own mobile phone while giving a statement on Syrian "democratic forces" last week.

But amid the laughter, the incident raises some serious security concerns about new technology, which up to now have largely been ignored.

At the time of the Profumo affair (when it was revealed that the Minister of War John Profumo had been sleeping with a model who was also sleeping with the Russian naval attache), the joke doing the rounds was that the government had spent so much time looking for Reds under the bed, it had forgotten to look inside the bed.

Fast forward to 2018 and the joke is this: The UK Defense Minister has spent so much time warning us about the Russian "threat" to UK cyber security, he forgot to switch Siri off on his new iPhone.

Jul 09 09:25

"An Absolute Bombshell": Brexit Ministers Davis, Baker & Braverman Quit In Blow To Theresa May

Davis resignation comes two days after May received backing from her cabinet for a new "soft Brexit" plan which envisioned maintaining close ties with the EU after the UK's departure from the block, news which was cheered the UK business lobby and which had set cable on an upward trajectory in early Asia trading, before the news hit which halted the pound's ascent.

Jul 09 09:16

Theresa May is offering a peace deal to EU with her soft Brexit plan at Chequers and it betrays voters

SO Theresa May did have a plan. It was to steer Brexit up a well-known creek and leave us without a paddle.

The crew are too scared to desert. The shore is lined with hostile Remainers. As for the voters — the 17.4million “thick and ignorant racists” who backed Brexit in 2016 — who cares about them?

Jul 09 07:36

Gross Incompetence: Theresa May's Three 'Remaining' Options On Brexit

Here’s the lowdown: the EU’s single market mechanism dictates freedom of movement for labor, capital, services and goods. These are not divisible; you cannot have one without the other. Still, that’s precisely what Theresa May, again, is proposing. She basically wants to keep the UK in the single market for goods, and make other arrangements for the rest. The EU will not accept that because it could have 27 other countries coming with their own versions of single market à la carte.

Jul 09 07:36

Dominic Raab Appointed as New UK Brexit Minister Following Davis Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Dominic Raab to be the new Brexit secretary after David Davis’ resignation.

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Dominic Raab MP as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union," a statement from May's office said.

Raab, 44, has been appointed to the most responsible post in the government, considering that Britain needs to withdraw from the EU by March 29, 2019, and that negotiations with the EU are constantly being stalled.

Jul 09 07:27

Don’t fawn over Donald Trump, Mrs May. He will see it as weakness

Previous visits by American presidents have emphasised the historic bonds between the two countries and underlined a continuing closeness of values and interests. This much-delayed visit will stress the many strains in the relationship. There will be no carriage ride down the mall with the Queen or banquet at Buckingham Palace. He will be helicoptered between country residences and well-guarded stately homes. Rather than put the visitor near the British public, huge effort has gone into keeping him as far away from them as possible.

Jul 09 07:26

Jacob Rees-Mogg cheers on David Davis' sensational resignation and vows to vote down PM’s Chequers plan for a soft exit from EU

Jacob Rees-Mogg has revealed he will oppose Theresa May's 'misfounded' Cabinet agreement, as he hit out at the PM in the wake of David Davis's resignation.

The influential backbencher, who leads a 60-strong group of Tory Brexiteers, also warned that other Eurosceptic MPs will follow suit in refusing to support Mrs May.

Tonight he reportedly said that it had been a mistake for the Prime Minister to 'bounce' the Cabinet into supporting her plans, finalised at Chequers on Friday.

Reacting to the resignation of David Davis and two junior ministers, he said: 'This is very important. It raises the most serious questions about the PM's ideas,' Sky News reported.

Jul 09 07:25

Et tu Boris? Johnson QUITS in devastating blow for May just 30 MINUTES before she faces furious Tory MPs in the Commons over her 'stinker' Brexit trade plan - and could now bid to oust her

Theresa May is in a desperate battle for her political life today after Boris Johnson dramatically quit over her 'third way' Brexit plan.

The Foreign Secretary resigned just 30 minutes before the PM is due to run the gauntlet in the Commons in a statement to MPs about the compromise package she forced through the Cabinet on Friday night.

Mrs May must then endure the pressure cooker of a private meeting with Tory backbenchers amid a massive backlash from Eurosceptics that is threatening to sweep her out of Downing Street.

But the premier's grip on Downing Street is hanging by a thread after Mr Johnson delivered his bombshell news after hours of speculation about his intentions. Mrs May's allies will fear a bid to oust her will come almost immediately.

A No10 spokesman said: 'This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work.'

Jul 09 07:24

Andrea Jenkyns 100% Ready to Trigger Leadership Contest

Jul 09 07:22

MPs Demanding ‘No Confidence’ Vote After May’s Brexit Sell-out, Boris Calls Deal ‘A Big Turd’

Theresa May has been unable to contain Brexiteer anger over her “turd” Brexit proposals, with backbenchers reportedly moving to trigger a vote of no confidence in her leadership.

Left-liberal news anchor and political insider Robert Peston cited sources confirming formal letters calling for a confidence vote are being sent to Graham Brady, who chairs the 1922 committee of Tory MPs who do not hold government positions.

According to the ITV host, the letters appear to be a “spontaneous” response to the Prime Minister “traducing those who voted to leave [the] EU” rather than a concerted effort by Jacob Rees-Mogg — the party’s leading backbench Brexiteer — and his European Research Group faction.

Jul 09 07:20

Strongarm Tactics: UK Owners Cancel Striking US Workers’ Health Care

Striking US employees of a UK-owned energy company have seen their health care turned off as corporate negotiators seek to soften up the American unions.

Striking energy workers in the New England region of the US — particularly in Massachusetts and New York — have not received pay and as of July 1 found that their company-provided health care has been shuttered as well.
A spokesperson for the UK-based National Grid power company noted that a so-called no-strike clause would be added to employee contracts and that existing employee health plans would see additional fees added, according to the Boston Herald.

Over 1,000 United Steelworkers union members went on strike June 25 after National Grid, a UK-based company that owns and manages several key power networks in the US, threatened the no-strike clause and medical fee increases against employees.

Jul 09 07:16

Why I Joined UKIP

Jul 09 07:07

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary in major Brexit blow to Theresa May

Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary.

"This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary," a spokesperson for May said.

"His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work,"

Jul 08 17:47

British MP, establishment journalists rush for Putin's blood after Amesbury chemical death

The death of Dawn Sturgess from what police say was exposure to Novichok has sparked a new fit of Russia-blaming, as an MP, high-profile commentators and mainstream journalists pointed the finger at Moscow.

As British police launched a murder investigation into the poisoning and death of Dawn Sturgess, 44, in Amesbury, various self-styled chemical weapons experts on Twitter have cried for Russia's blood, squarely blaming Moscow for the incident yet in the early stages of the investigation.

Mike Gapes, the Labour and Co-operative MP for Ilford South who recently got some limelight by urging British parliamentarians against providing any commentary to RT, immediately named Russia as a party responsible for Sturgess' death.

Jul 08 16:09

Flashback: Wiltshire Police - Warning over contaminated drugs after two fall ill in Amesbury

Det Sgt Eirin Martin, from Salisbury CID, said: "At this stage we believe the two patients have fallen ill after using from a contaminated batch of drugs, possibly heroin or crack cocaine."

Jul 08 15:56

David Davis ‘resigns from Government after crunch Brexit talks with Theresa May’

BREXIT minister David Davis has reportedly resigned from the Government - just hours after failing to talk Theresa May out of her 'soft Brexit' plan.

It comes amid mounting anger among Leave-backing MPs that the new No10 blueprint betrays the referendum result.

The plan would see Britain keep EU regulations for most goods to keep trade flowing from Europe, but adopt our own laws on tariffs slapped on imports from abroad in nearly all cases - meaning we can strike new deals with countries around the world.

Last week Mr Davis held a second round of one to one talks with Mrs May in 24 hours last night in a bid to harden her new negotiating stand, The Sun can reveal.

Allies say the former SAS reservist fears she is about to give too much away in her bid to kick start stalled talks with the EU.

Jul 08 15:52

Amesbury poisoning: Here's what we know about the novichok victims

The pair went to a free hog roast at a local baptist church before returning to Mr Rowley's home in Muggleton Road, where he descended into a "zombie-like state" and began to foam at the mouth.

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"We're all pretty serious drug addicts and if they were withdrawing and it looked like heroin, they would have injected it straight away without a second thought."

Jul 08 08:33

If the novichok was planted by Russia, where’s the evidence?

Surely, three months after the poison attack on the Skripals, ministers could have produced some evidence for all these accusations? I am at a loss to see what motive the Kremlin might have to commit murders on foreign soil during the buildup, let alone the enactment, of a sporting event that is of mammoth chauvinist significance to Russia.

Clearly it is possible that freelancers, wildcats or private contract killers could have operated at many removes from the Kremlin. But who knows? The most obvious motive for these attacks would surely be from someone out to embarrass the Russian president, Vladimir Putin – someone from his enemies, rather than from his friends or employees. But once again we have no clue.

As it is, all we can see are the devious tools of the new international politics. We see the rush to judgment at the bidding of the news agenda. We see murders and terrorist incidents hijacked for political gain or military advantage.

Jul 08 08:02

Boris in four-letter attack on May: Foreign Secretary stuns Chequers summit with foul-mouthed outburst but Prime Minister outguns him in Brexit showdown

Boris Johnson has opened up an astonishing new Government split with a crude outburst against Theresa May’s new Brexit policy.

The Foreign Secretary stunned fellow Ministers with his four-letter dismissal of the Prime Minister’s plan at Friday’s special Chequers summit designed to unite the Cabinet. His comment risks making him the first victim of Mrs May’s fresh crackdown on dissent.

Mr Johnson – who has been accused of betrayal by Tory Brexiteers for not blocking Mrs May’s ‘soft Brexit’ proposals – spoke out against the plan for the UK to remain in line with Brussels rules in a new free trade zone with the EU.

Jul 08 08:00

BBC journalist drugged & robbed in Moscow, suspects detained – police

Two suspects have been detained in Moscow for allegedly drugging and robbing a British national, accredited journalist with BBC covering the World Cup, who unwisely drank a serving of “coffee” while riding an unlicensed taxi cab.

The incident occurred early in the morning on Friday when the victim caught a “taxi” in central Moscow. There were two men in the vehicle who offered him an apparently spiked serving of “coffee.” The victim lost consciousness and then woke up north of Moscow, while his belongings, including a phone and credit cards, were missing. The stolen goods reportedly amounted to some £1,000 ($ 1,300).

The British national turned out to be a journalist with BBC, who was covering the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. BBC confirmed the information to the Interfax news agency, adding that the reporter continued his work after the incident. The victim reported the incident to the Moscow police, who were swift to apprehend the suspects.

Jul 07 22:36

Boris in four-letter attack on May: Foreign Secretary stuns Chequers summit with foul-mouthed outburst but Prime Minister outguns him in Brexit showdown

Boris Johnson has opened up an astonishing new Government split with a crude outburst against Theresa May’s new Brexit policy.

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According to a reliable source, he complained that anyone obliged to defend the proposals would be ‘polishing a turd’.

He added sarcastically: ‘Luckily we have some expert turd polishers’ – shooting a glance at one of Mrs May’s spin doctors.

Challenging the Prime Minister’s new policy to her face, he said that her decision to try to ‘align’ UK trading rules with the EU would reduce Britain to the humiliating status of a ‘vassal state’.

Jul 07 15:38

'I will NOT vote for it' Rees-Mogg's fury over May's PUNISHMENT Brexit

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "This will require legislation and if, when we get the detailed legislation, it turns out that it is a punishment Brexit, that it is keeping us in the European Union in all but name, I will stick to the Conservative Party's manifesto commitments and will not vote for it."

Jul 07 11:44

'Bleak and crippling year' for UK High Street shows no sign of abating as in store sales fall for fifth month in a row

Retailers have suffered a dismal start to the year, according to a survey which found retail sales fell for the fifth consecutive month in June.

Research by advisory firm BDO, which mostly looks at medium-sized businesses, suggests in-store like-for-like sales sank 1.7 per cent last month.

It marks the ninth month in a row where in-store growth has failed to exceed 1 per cent, and the worst first half of a year in over a decade.

Jul 07 11:42

Back of the net! Auto Trader said it would give away a new car every time England scored at the World Cup - now it has a bill for £156k (and counting...)

When Auto Trader decided to launch a World Cup new car giveaway, it didn't plan for it to cost quite as much as it already has.

Assuming England might struggle to hit the back of the net during the tournament, the car listings website launched a competition for a person to win a new motor each time the team scored.

But given the Three Lions success, it appears to have backfired. Four games into the World Cup and England have chalked up no fewer than nine goals, which in turn has cost Auto Trader more than £150,000.

Jul 07 11:15

Mother of Novichok victim says her 'lost soul' daughter is being deprived the care given to the Skripals because she's a 'nobody alcoholic' who turned to drink battling post-natal depression

The mother of Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess has said her daughter is being deprived the quality of care given to Sergei and Yulia Skripal because she is a 'nobody alcoholic'.

She also slammed the police for 'keeping the family in the dark' by saying that Dawn had suffered a heart attack for several days before the truth came out.

Jul 07 10:35

Salvaging Brexit

Most commentators believe that even so, the meeting will end with general agreement, however reluctant, and without resignations. It may be so. It should be so. For it’s hard not to see May’s proposals, as relayed through off-the-record briefings, as anything other than a betrayal.

Jul 07 10:09

Brexiteers, go down in flames of glory!

Well, the fix is in. It is to be as the pessimists feared – Brexit In Name Only. A process in British history that was started with great courage by the electorate ends in cowardice, failure and moral corruption by our ‘leaders’. The people have been let down by the politicians in a way that may have terrible repercussions for the rest of our lives.

By all reports Brexiteers are very gloomy, extremely angry, but will refuse to act. Plus ça change . . . Apparently the excuse this time is that they expect May to go after ‘Brexit’ is achieved and don’t want to move until then.

Jul 07 10:08

Smug Trump demonstration spits in the face of the national interest

Next week the Instagram-addled middle classes have the perfect chance to disguise mass entertainment as political radicalism - the Stop Trump demonstration

Jul 07 10:05

Moped Crime Is Soaring In London

In the UK's capital, thieves are more likely to snatch someone's bag from their moped or motorcycle as it quickly weaves in and out of traffic.

Back in 2013, the Metropolitan Police recorded 1,637 incidents of this type of crime and since then, it has soared. In 2017 (up to September 30), there were 17,604 incidences of moped crime in London.

The solution is simple - Ban Mopeds!!!

Jul 07 09:37

HOW THE UNITED KINGDOM BECAME A POLICE STATE

This article will demonstrate how the United Kingdom has steadily become a police state over the past twenty years, weaponizing its institutions against the people and employing Orwellian techniques to stop the public from seeing the truth. It will demonstrate, contrary to official narratives, that both overall levels of crime and violent crime have been increasing, not decreasing, as the size of the state in the UK has gotten bigger. It will also expose how the Labour government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2010, deliberately obscured real crime data with estimated crime rates based on survey data as opposed to the real numbers. I will demonstrate that, contrary to popular opinion perpetuated by progressive myths, life was much safer in Britain during the era of classical laissez-faire from the 1850s to 1911.

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