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Sep 08 22:34

Military begins decontamination of poison-victim Sergei Skripal's Salisbury home that could take months after it was targeted with Novichok by Russian assassins

Since the Novichock was on the outside door handle the only decontamination required should be front door removal. As an afterthought, it only requires one person to close a door, so how did both of the Skripals become contaminated from the handle?

Sep 08 09:58

The Israel Lobby’s Non-stop Attacks on Corbyn Will Backfire

Back in the 1950s, the US intelligence community coined a term: "blowback". It referred to the unintended consequences of a covert operation that ended up damaging one’s own cause.

There are mounting indications that the intensifying campaign by the Israel lobby in the UK against Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the parliamentary opposition, is starting to have precisely such self-harming repercussions.

Sep 08 09:39

BEX ALERT - Novichok dose 'could have killed FOUR THOUSAND': Security officials reveal Russian assassins' perfume bottle had enough nerve agent to cause 'significant loss of life' - amid fears there might be a SECOND container

The perfume bottle full of Novichok used to target Sergei and Yulia Skripal contained enough of the nerve agent to kill 4,000 people, it was claimed today.

A security official said the two Russian agents accused of carrying out the Salisbury attack had brought enough Novichok to cause 'significant loss of life'.

The UK's envoy to the UN yesterday accused Moscow of 'playing dice' with British lives after the finger was pointed at Vladimir Putin and the GRU.

The attack left the Skripals critically ill and led to the death of British mother Dawn Sturgess, but the nerve agent could have cost thousands more lives, The Times reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ramping up the BOOGA BOOGA factor to try to regain traction.

Sep 08 09:31

Skripal saga aimed to stir anti-Russia sentiment of Cold War - Ken Livingstone to RT

“What struck me over last couple of years seem to me ratcheting up of anti-Russian sentiment almost trying to recreate a Cold War,” the former mayor told RT. He stressed that London’s turning its back to Moscow’s constant readiness to cooperate and failure to present to the public a shred of evidence – if there is any – might be a sign of “a hidden political agenda here as part of broader anti-Russian campaign” inside the British government.

Livingstone is not the only one who doubts the narrative. Independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook, who also shared his views with RT, pointed how clumsy the alleged agents should have been – from taking a train to reach their target to allowing themselves to be caught on CCTV.

Sep 08 09:17

Local party votes to oust Labour MP who faked anti-Semitism charge

Joan Ryan lost the vote tonight, a local activist who was in the meeting tells The Electronic Intifada. There were 95 votes recorded as no confidence, 92 votes confidence and four spoiled ballots.

Iranian satellite channel PressTV tweeted this video of the jubilant moment local activists voted to replace Ryan as their candidate for MP in the next election:

Sep 07 17:34

Class war? 'Posh' end of Oxford street resurfaced

Residents in a road where a spike-topped wall once divided rich and poor have slammed a decision to lay new Tarmac only at the "posh" end of the street.

The fresh surface, in Wentworth Road, Oxford, was spray-painted with the words "class war" after it appeared.

Those in neighbouring Aldrich Road said the work stopped at the point where the Cutteslowe Walls stood.

Oxford City Council said the decision was based on need.

Sep 07 13:07

China Sought To Intercept British Warship, Claiming Expanded Territorial Waters

In but the latest incident among a growing list that point to China's expanding claims on the South China Sea, a British naval ship carrying Royal Marines had a confrontation with Chinese military vessels as it reportedly traveled through international waters.

The incident took place near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in South China Sea, and while the UK claims its ship stayed only in recognized international waters, China's foreign ministry is disputing that claim, calling the British navy's actions a "provocation".

Reuters reports of the disputed incident:

The HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying a contingent of Royal Marines, exercised its “freedom of navigation” rights as it passed near the Paracel Islands, two sources, who were familiar with the matter but who asked not to be identified, told Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As someone who lives on a first-strike military target here in the Pacific, if the US/UK/ and China start playing war for real, color me very nervous!!

Sep 07 12:42

Russophobia Digest Part 8: Skripal claims open floodgates, and Pearl Harbour compared to tweeting

When two Russians no one has heard of were named as the main suspects in the Salisbury spy poisoning this week, it was clear this was going to be a great opportunity for Russophobia. And it was!

Here's a look at the last seven days or so of Russophobia.

Sep 07 08:20

UK: New ‘Diversity’ Scholarships for Refugees, Ethnic Minorities, Women — But Not White Working-Class Males

One of Britain’s leading astrophysicists is donating her $3 million purse from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics.

Sep 07 08:18

VIDEO: Communists Violently Storm Council Anti-Semitism Debate, Politicians Flee in Fear

So-called “anti-racist” campaigners have stormed a council debate on anti-Semitism, forcing politicians to flee the building, “frightened” and in tears.
The revolutionary communist Fight Racism Fight Imperialism group led the assault on Newcastle City Council as they discussed adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Video published by Chronicle Live shows activists screaming “you should be ashamed!” and “racist!” as the councillors rush out of the debating chamber Wednesday afternoon.

The aggressive action began when the council’s Liberal Democrat opposition deputy leader, Nick Cott, introduced the IHRA definition and ended with one protestor being wrestled out.

Sep 07 08:04

Prof Explains Why Poll on Jewish People Leaving UK if Corbyn Was PM 'Nonsence'

Nearly 40 per cent of Jewish people in British would seriously consider emigrating if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister according to a new poll. Sputnik spoke to Professor Jonathan Rosenhead of the London School of Economics about the latest on antisemitism scandal in the Labour party.

Sep 07 07:52

David Icke - Who Is Behind The Attacks On Corbyn?

Sep 07 05:59

NHS is hiding the true scale of deaths caused by drug-resistant infections out of fear the health service will look bad, Chief Medical Officer warns

The NHS is hiding the true number of people who are dying from antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the government's health chief has warned.

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, are not properly recording patients' cause of death when they are killed by the infections.

She said families are 'rarely told' if their relative has died of a drug-resistant bacteria because it would 'look as if the NHS is failing'.

Sep 06 14:52

Local party votes to oust Labour MP who faked anti-Semitism charge

Joan Ryan lost the vote tonight, a local activist who was in the meeting tells The Electronic Intifada. There were 95 votes recorded as no confidence, 92 votes confidence and four spoiled ballots.

Sep 06 10:52

Once Again, Palestinians Are Shafted by The British Government, Responding to Pressures from pro-Israeli Lobby

I am appalled and angry at the British government’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism following pressure by various Jewish Zionist groups for the same reason I am against another document the British government was pressured into adopting – the Balfour Declaration of 1917, “a short letter by Arthur Balfour to arguably one of the most influential Jewish families – the Rothschild’s.”

It is much shorter than the IHRA, and included this sentence in it:

“It being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of non-Jewish communities [in Palestine].”

Sep 06 10:32

Gullible, gutless and gagged: Legal advice and common sense jettisoned as UK Labour Party leaders surrender to Zionist diktat

Stuart Littlewood asks why Jeremy Corbyn’s team ignored legal experts’ warnings that adopting the Zionist definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ would contravene the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act, which is part of UK domestic law? >>

Sep 06 10:05

Britain launches cyber warfare on Russia: Theresa May vows to cripple Putin's spy network in response to smirking assassins' novichok attack on Salisbury

Theresa May will wreak revenge on Vladimir Putin by ordering a covert war on his spy network as she accused two of its assassins of carrying out the Salisbury novichok attack.

The Prime Minister said the security services would target the GRU, the military intelligence unit the pair work for.

Cyber warfare, espionage, financial sanctions and travel bans could be used, sources said. Interpol has been put on red alert to detain the two agents, who use the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

Mrs May has warned they would be brought to Britain for trial if they ever left Russia - but experts have said that Vladimir Putin will personally ensure the assassins never leave the country and reward them with lucrative promotions despite botching their assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you were to use this Skripal fiction as fertilizer, I bet you could double Britain's agricultural output!

Sep 06 10:04

German govt readies for all Brexit options, including ‘no deal’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government said on Wednesday it is preparing for all Brexit scenarios, including “no deal,” Reuters reports. The cabinet also approved a draft law on a transition phase for Britain after it leaves the European Union next year. The draft law on a transition phase, the result of an EU agreement from March, will only come into force if an exit deal is reached, according to a German government spokeswoman.

Sep 06 09:51

Royal Navy warship 'confronted by Chinese military' in South China Sea

A Royal Navy warship has sailed close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, a move denounced by China as a "provocation".

In a sign of Britain increasingly flexing its military muscle in the region, HMS Albion last week passed by the Paracel Islands, where it was reportedly confronted by the Chinese military.

The Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying a contingent of Royal Marines, was on its way to Ho Chi Minh City, where it docked on Monday after a deployment in and around Japan.

Sep 06 09:48

Chequers is dead: long live an alternative Europe

Prime Minister May was a remainer, and has remained a remainer. She has ensured that Whitehall leads the negotiation with Brussels. Since Whitehall is part of the Brussels establishment, it is the establishment negotiating with itself about how best to dilute or even negate the referendum result of June 23, 2016.

The same people who negotiated between the time of Prime Minister Cameron’s Bloomberg speech in January 2013 and Cameron’s announcement of his proposed deal with the EU in February 2016 have also negotiated the Chequers deal. Cameron’s February 2016 speech was greeted by a Sun headline: “Who do EU think you are kidding?”. The response to Chequers is similar.

Sep 06 09:47

Salisbury is far from a Novichok Slam-Dunk! – George Galloway

For the British media and their parliamentary echo-chamber, today's release of CCTV and other pictures, together with the murder charges against two "Russians" is game, set and match against the Russian state.

Moreover the British decision not to even seek extradition of “Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Boshirov” signals case-closed so far as London is concerned. All that remains presumably is the imposition of further national and international sanctions against Moscow which continues robustly to deny any involvement. But for a deeply cynical British public, soured by decades of dirty tricks disinformation and official lying which has caused the deaths of millions and spread extremism across the world, this case is far from closed.

Sep 06 09:34

'Scallops War' is Latest Bizarre Conflict Triggered By Fish, Salt and Pastries

France has put its navy on standby to intervene to prevent more clashes between French and British fishermen hunting scallops off the Normandy coast. Sputnik looks at the history of conflicts which have broken out over foodstuffs.

French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said on Tuesday, September 4, the French navy was "ready to intervene in case of clashes" after fishermen hurled stones and insults in the latest episode of the "Scallops War".

French fishermen accuse the British of unfairly catching scallops in the Baie de Seine during the summer, when French boats are banned because of French regulations aimed at protecting shellfish stocks.

Sep 06 09:33

UKIP Founder Explains Why May 'Won’t Remain in Power for Too Much Longer'

Boris Johnson is facing the wrath of certain sections of the Conservative Party, due to his attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plans in the Daily Telegraph. Is he making a late bid to become Prime Minister? Sputnik spoke with Alan Sked, founder of UKIP for more.

Sep 06 09:24

Exodus: 40% of Jews Would ‘Seriously Consider’ Leaving UK if Corbyn Becomes PM

Almost 40 per cent of British Jews would “seriously consider emigrating” if Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn became prime minister, a new poll revealed Wednesday.

The Jewish Chronicle published the finding along with the revelation British Jews between 35-54 are most concerned about the prospect of a Labour government under Mr Corbyn. Around half of that cohort said emigration is a serious future consideration.

The Chronicle poll showed the fear of Mr. Corbyn’s leadership reaches a peak amongst Jewish women, with over 44 per cent saying they would give serious thought to leaving the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't get too worried. Look at all the celebrities who promised they would leave the US if Trump won the election ... and they are all still here .... dammit!

Sep 06 09:22

Betrayal of our nurses: Thousands have been forced to use food banks in the past year because they cannot afford to eat

Thousands of nurses are forced to rely on food banks because they cannot afford to eat, shocking new research suggests.

Out of a survey of more than 1,000 nurses, nine per cent admitted to having collected free food in the past year, while 38 per cent said they struggle to buy food.

Over half claim to have less than £500 to fall back on if a personal crisis were to strike, such as ill health or a relationship breakdown.

Sep 06 09:19

Parents threaten to keep their children home from school after headmaster introduces unisex toilets at his secondary academy

Dominic McKeon had the row of standalone toilets built in the run up to the new school year so boys and girls at the Little Lever School in Bolton, Greater Manchester, could use them together during their lunch break.

But parents were furious after only learning of the move when their children returned to classes following the summer holidays.

Several vowed to keep the youngsters off lessons in protest whilst a campaign against the unisex toilets started on Facebook.

Sep 06 08:17

UK Releases IMPOSSIBLE Photo of Supposed Russian Suspects in Skripal Case

These CCTV images released by Scotland yard today allegedly show Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov both occupying exactly the same space at Gatwick airport at precisely the same second. 16.22.43 on 2 March 2018. Note neither photo shows the other following less than a second behind.

There is no physically possible explanation for this. You can see ten yards behind each of them, and neither has anybody behind for at least ten yards. Yet they were both photographed in the same spot at the same second.

The only possible explanations are:
1) One of the two is travelling faster than Usain Bolt can sprint
2) Scotland Yard has issued doctored CCTV images/timeline.

I am going with the Met issuing doctored images.

Sep 06 08:08

‘Prepare for CyberWar’ – Anonymous sources brief right-wing press on May’s ‘revenge’ against Russia

According to “a senior government official,” referenced in the Times, “The evidence that Russia carried out a chemical weapons attack on British soil has increased the actions the UK can take in self-defense.”

Anonymous sources were also referenced in the Daily Mail and the Sun. In the latter, “a senior security source” is quoted as saying: “They’re going to have pay a cost for what they’ve done. Nothing is off the table now.”

The Rupert Murdoch owned Sun, states: “sources insisted there was “no doubt” on the Joint Intelligence Committee – the overall security body that supervised the long investigation – that the Skrpial [sic] “wet job” was authorized by Putin personally.”

Not wanting to miss out, The Daily Mail also referenced the cyberwarfare threats, but didn't give a source for the information.

Sep 06 08:05

Russia is not involved in Skripal case at any level – Kremlin

Russia has nothing to do with the Skripal poisoning case at any level, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, slamming “unacceptable” British allegations.

“Neither Russia’s top leadership nor those with lower ranks, and no country’s officials, have had anything to do with the events in Salisbury,” Peskov said. He rebuffed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s claim that the attack on the ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter was approved at “senior level of the Russian state.”

“Any accusations against Russian leadership are unacceptable,” the spokesman added.

Sep 06 08:01

British navy's HMS Albion warned over South China Sea 'provocation'

China has accused the UK of "provocative actions", after a British warship sailed close to the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea.

The Chinese told HMS Albion to leave in "an aggressive manner", taking position "irresponsibly close" to the ship, the BBC's Jonathan Beale has been told.

The Royal Navy said it was conducting a freedom of navigation exercise "in full compliance with international law".

But China said the UK had entered its territorial waters without permission.

Sep 05 15:22

Farage backs calls to 'boycott' ARMY as British soldiers arrive in Bosnia wearing EU flags

NIGEL Farage has condemned the EU's continuous attempts to create a European [army] as British soldiers arrived in Bosnia on Tuesday wearing EU flags on their sleeves for European training exercise.

Sep 05 11:33

'US, UK Stand Together' to Hold Russia Responsible for Skripal Case – Envoy

After London's Metropolitan Police released images of two suspected perpetrators of the March 4 attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK city of Salisbury, The British Prime Minister accused Russia of being behind the Skripal case.

US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson has twitted that Washington and London want to hold Russia responsible "for its act of aggression" on British territory.

His remarks came as he commented on an "important statement" by UK Prime Minister Theresa May during her emergency speech at the country's parliament earlier on Wednesday.

Sep 05 08:25

Layoffs hit London defence giant General Dynamics Land Systems

London’s defence giant cut its workforce Tuesday and the union representing workers fears more job losses may be on the way.

General Dynamics Land Systems Canada laid off 28 of its 60 temporary workers, largely from its engineering area, and Unifor Local 27 is hearing rumblings about a downturn at the plant.

“It’s been in the wind. I think there may be more coming,” said Jim Reid, chairperson of Unifor Local 27, the union representing workers.

“We hear it’s up and down there. One day the Saudi order is going great guns, the next it’s at a standstill. I don’t know what the answer is.”

Sep 05 07:53

Over a fifth of meat in Britain's restaurants and supermarkets contains 'unspecified animal' DNA

One-hundred-forty-five items out of 665 tested in a Food Standards Agency (FSA) report contained animal DNA that was not listed on the packaging.

But the names of the 487 brands and shops implicated have not been revealed.

The results point to 'deliberate inclusion' of foreign meat, according to the FSA - possibly as part of a scam that stretches across the food sector.

The most highly contaminated items were fresh and cooked lamb products, with some curries and kebabs labelled as lamb made entirely from beef.

Sep 05 07:47

May to use Skripal affair to ‘gain political capital’ – analyst to RT

This development is very seedy and “will add rocket fuel to anti-Russian sentiment that has dominated the thinking of the UK political and media establishment for quite some time now,” John Wight, a Britain-based journalist, told RT.

“We don’t know, of course, why this attack was carried out,” Wight said, adding he doesn’t see any motive for the Russian government to be involved in the chemical incident, given that it took place in advance of the 2018 World Cup hosted in various cities across Russia.

He added that Theresa May, who once again reiterated the claim that Russia orchestrated the Salisbury attack, will try to use it to strengthen her leadership amid a challenge from the opposition. May “will use it as a political capital, her government is in crisis, she’s been weakened by attacks within her own cabinet,” Wight said.

Sep 05 07:41

Names of ‘Russian suspects’ in Skripal case published by UK don’t mean anything to us – Moscow

The Foreign Ministry reacted to the news, saying the UK’s accusations over alleged involvement in the Salisbury and Amesbury incidents were groundless.

“Names as well as photos [of the suspects] published in the media don’t mean anything to us,” Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the ministry, said later in the day. She said Moscow is calling on London “to abandon making public accusations and media manipulations” and opt instead for “practical cooperation between law enforcement agencies.”

The Kremlin also dismissed London’s claims by saying that the data the British authorities presented are “incomprehensible.” “We have just heard or seen two names but these names mean nothing to me personally,” the Russian president’s aide, Yury Ushakov, said.

He further added that the UK police themselves admitted that “these names were apparently aliases.”

Sep 05 07:14

WATCH Migrants Try to Smuggle Themselves Into England Aboard Truck

Despite their efforts, the migrants were ultimately unable to remain concealed inside the vehicle and were removed by cops alerted by concerned citizens.

Tilly Holliday-Morris, a British teenager returning home with her family from a vacation, had accidentally discovered and filmed migrants attempting to bypass the border security in Calais.

A video recorded by Holliday-Morris shows migrants sneaking up behind a truck, undoing a tarpaulin and quickly climbing into the vehicle.

Sep 05 07:07

Thinktank calls for major overhaul of Britain's economy

A radical overhaul of Britain’s economy as far-reaching as Labour’s post-war reforms and the Thatcherite revolution in the 1980s is needed to address the UK’s chronic failure to raise the standard of living of millions of workers since the 2008 financial crash, according to a major report.

In a damning verdict on the state of the UK economy, the IPPR commission on economic justice, which includes the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, senior business leaders and economists, found that the UK is being held back by a business culture dominated by decades of short-term profit taking, weak levels of investment and low wages. Among the report’s 73 recommendations are: a £1 rise in the minimum wage; the replacement of inheritance tax with a £9bn-a-year “lifetime gifts” tax; and greater economic devolution across the UK.

Sep 05 07:06

EU urges 'amicable' end to Franco-British scallop war

The European Commission on Wednesday urged France and Britain to find an "amicable" solution after fishermen from the two countries clashed in the English Channel over a hoard of scallops.

Brussels insisted however that it could not get involved in the fight as arrangements for trawling for the prized shellfish were made between individual countries, not at a European level.

Sep 05 07:05

Angela Merkel admits collapse of Brexit talks cannot be ruled out

Angela Merkel has warned her country’s business leaders that the Brexit negotiations are in danger of collapse.

With talks in Brussels at an impasse with just months to go before a deal needs to be agreed, the German chancellor made a rare intervention at a conference in Frankfurt.

She told major players in the world of German finance on Tuesday: “We don’t want the discussions to break down. We will use all our force and creativity to make sure a deal happens. We don’t want these negotiations to collapse. But we also can’t fully rule that out because we still have no result.”

Sep 05 07:04

Bogus anti-Semitism smears unmask UK democracy as little more than a fraud - George Galloway

"Anti-Semitism is the socialism of fools," said August Bebel. And fake anti-Semitism is as dangerous as the boy crying wolf argues George Galloway.

Sep 05 06:40

Corbyn and the Jewish Question

It doesn’t take a genius to detect the present volatile state of British Jewish institutions. To the outside observer, some of the actions of Britain’s so-called Jewish ‘leaders’ may seem to be a form of collective insanity. Yet, the Brits do not seem to be at all impressed. They are perplexed by the self-propelled collective hysteria. Naturally, many Brits do not agree with Corbyn on issues; some may not agree with his pacifist politics, others see him as a naïve delusional lefty, a few are upset by his association with controversial characters, but no one except a few Israel firsters sees Corbyn as a crazed ‘anti-Semite,’ let alone as a Hitler type who puts Jewish life under an “existential threat.” While it isn’t clear whether Corbyn can unite the Brits against their horrid government, it is increasingly likely that the Zionist lobby has the capacity to unite the Brits behind Corbyn.

Sep 05 06:28

UK charges two Russians over Skripal Novichok nerve agent attack

British prosecutors have charged two Russian men for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury earlier this year.

A European arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for the Russian nationals, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the prosecutors said, charging the two of conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok.

"We will not be applying to Russia for the extradition of these men as the Russian constitution does not permit extradition of its own nationals," Sue Hemming, director of legal services at the Crown Prosecution Service, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Britain can accuse these men and not have to prove it in a court of law.

Sep 04 21:04

Amesbury poisoning: Experts confirm substance was Novichok

The substance that killed a woman in Amesbury was the same Novichok nerve agent that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal, experts have confirmed.

The independent Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons report backs up the UK government's findings.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on 8 July after handling a contaminated container, months after the Skripals were poisoned in Salisbury.

The foreign secretary said Russia's recklessness was "appalling".

Sep 04 09:48

TSB boss Paul Pester steps down with £1.7m after IT meltdown

The TSB boss who oversaw one of the worst IT meltdowns in high street banking history has walked away from the company with a £1.7 million payoff.

Paul Pester quit as chief executive today after seven years with the Spanish owned lender.

The 54 year old takes with him a year’s salary and benefits totalling £1.2 million and a further £480,000 award due to him as a result of his work with the bank before it was taken over by Alicante-based Banco de Sabadell in 2015.

Sep 04 09:40

‘LORD’ JONATHAN CONTINUES THE SMEARING OF JEREMY CORBYN

Earlier this week Rabbi Jonathan Sacks made himself look foolish, tarnishing his worldwide reputation as a man of considerable Jewish learning and wisdom by making outlandish criticism of the Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“Anti-Semitism is a virus that survives by mutating. In the Middle Ages, Jews were hated because of their religion. In the 19th and 20th centuries they were hated because of their race. Today they are hated because of their nation state, Israel. Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism.”

Sep 04 08:17

PM Warned Soft Brexit Plan Even Less Popular with Voters than Poll Tax

Slammed by both sides of her party, Theresa May’s super-soft Brexit plan has suffered a fresh blow as a pro-EU former Cabinet minister warned the Prime Minister’s blueprint was “less popular than the poll tax”.

Remain supporter and former Education Secretary Justine Greening said the plan unveiled at Chequers was “now dead”, and argued there was “no point having a government spending two vital months working on that” when it should be drafting a new pathway to Brexit.

“The Chequers deal is now more unpopular with the British people than the poll tax was, and that is why it’s untenable to take forward,” she told BBC Radio 4’s World at One on Monday, urging the Prime Minister to “accept it has not worked and look for alternative routes through”.

Sep 04 08:16

Courts Block Three Quarters of Final Deportation Attempts

Courts are ruling against the Home Office in almost three-quarters of final attempts to remove alleged illegal immigrants and asylum seekers from the country, new figures show.

Migrants claiming asylum in the UK are allowed to appeal the initial decision made by the Home Office in an immigration court.

Of the 11,974 cases that were determined in court in the year from April 2017 to March 2018, 4,332 of the Home Office’s decisions were overturned, a freedom of information request obtained by The Guardian shows.

Sep 04 08:06

OVER 80,000 PAEDOPHILES ARE OPERATING IN BRITAIN

The shocking extent of the threat to children from online sex offenders is revealed today by the Home Secretary.

Thousands of youngsters are in danger of being groomed, exploited and blackmailed by sexual predators on the internet, warns Sajid Javid.

He says at least 80,000 paedophiles are using websites including social media. In a flagship speech today, he will call on technology giants to do more to remove vile photos and videos.

An alarming indication of the scale of the menace to children:

The National Crime Agency said the number of tips about online child abuse had risen 700 per cent from 10,384 in 2012 to 82,109 last year

Cases involving perverts watching sickening images of very young children and babies being abused have soared;

Sep 04 08:02

Rees-Mogg: Barnier agrees that Chequers proposal is 'rubbish'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed that he and the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, bonded in a meeting in Brussels over their shared assessment that Theresa May’s Chequers plan is “complete rubbish”.

The Tory MP, who was visiting the European commission with the cross-party Brexit select committee, said he had been encouraged by the lack of enthusiasm he had found for the prime minister’s plans.

Emerging from the commission’s headquarters, Rees-Mogg told reporters that both Brussels and Eurosceptic MPs agreed that a free trade deal on the same lines as that signed between the EU and Canada was the most promising way forward.

Sep 04 07:38

WAR ON ACID Police will be able to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying acid under new powers proposed by Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Officers will be able to stop anyone suspected of carrying acid without a good reason, under planned rules put forward by Sajid Javid.

Sep 04 07:33

Brexit Won't Turn UK Into 'the Empire on Which the Sun Never Sets' – Analyst

While seeking a return to imperial hegemony, the UK is neither dominating the world nor taking care of its own people, Adam Garrie, a geopolitical analyst and director at Eurasia Future, told Sputnik. The bold Brexit rhetoric and the idea to turn the Commonwealth of Nations into a new trading bloc might ultimately face stark reality, he believes.

"A very rude awakening is in store because unless the UK settles on the Norwegian or Swiss style model — which I suspect they ultimately will, the EU will show the UK the door and slam it shut," Adam Garrie, a geopolitical analyst and director at Eurasia Future, told Sputnik, commenting on the UK's post-Brexit prospects.

Sep 03 13:06

Is UK Labour now Zionist-occupied territory?

Stuart Littlewood views Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s options in light of the apparent take-over of the party by the Zionist lobby, and says maybe the only option left is to leave Labour and build a new, clean, fit-for-purpose party. >>

Sep 03 08:45

Israel newspaper incites against Corbyn, Muslims in UK

Israel Hayom newspaper yesterday ran an article inciting against Muslims in the UK and leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.

“The British capital of London has become a base for Islamic groups, especially the Muslim Brotherhood outside the Middle East and the centre for the campaign to delegitimise Israel,” columnist Eldad Beck said in an article published yesterday.

Beck added that this comes in the context of “the radical speech led by British leader Jeremy Corbyn, noting to the increase in non-governmental political movements with only one common goal that is calling for the elimination of Israel.”

Sep 03 08:28

Battle of Britain mastermind Sir Hugh Dowding's warning of how EU posed a 'terrible menace' that would 'succeed where Hitler failed' is revealed in letter sent 12 years before the UK joined

The war hero who masterminded victory in the Battle of Britain later warned of a new 'terrible menace' the country faced before the UK joined the EU, it was revealed today.

RAF supremo Sir Hugh Dowding claimed in 1961 that 'all the unemployables' of Europe would 'invade' Britain if the country were to join the then European Economic Community.

Sir Hugh, nicknamed 'Stuffy' by pilots because he was so aloof, added that in doing so, the newly-formed organisation would 'succeed where Hitler failed'.

Dowding wrote the letter four years after the common market, then known as the EEC, was formed and 12 years before Britain finally joined.

Sep 03 07:54

No-Deal Brexit May Disrupt Food, Air Transport Sectors in Short Term - Report

A no-deal Brexit could result in some difficulties for several economy sectors, including food, air transport, pharmaceutical drugs, think tank The UK in a Changing Europe said in a report published on Monday.

"Predicting the short-run effects of a chaotic no deal Brexit is much more difficult. The biggest costs would come not from moving to new regulatory arrangements for trade, but from a partial or complete breakdown of the regulatory arrangements that make trade possible at all. Aircraft could be grounded; British meat may not be certified as safe to enter the EU market; just-in-time production systems used by manufacturers and food producers could break down; border crossings on both sides of the channel could be gridlocked," the report stated.

Sep 03 07:35

PM accuses Boris Johnson of having 'no new ideas' on Brexit after ex-foreign secretary jibes that her Chequers plan amounts to 'flying the white flag' in negotiations with the EU

Downing Street dismissed a searing attack by Boris Johnson on Theresa May's Brexit strategy today - insisting he had 'no new ideas'.

The PM's spokesman hit out after the former foreign secretary jibed that she was flying the 'white flag' in the standoff with the EU.

Mr Johnson said the UK was 'lying flat on the canvas' in negotiations with Brussels, insisting Mrs May had 'not even tried' to play hardball.

The latest intervention heaped pressure on Mrs May over her blueprint - which would see the UK follow EU rules on goods and collect some taxes for the bloc in order to avoid friction at the borders.

But the PM's spokesman shot back: 'Boris Johnson resigned over Chequers. There are no new ideas in this article to respond to.

'What we need is serious leadership with a serious plan - that is exactly what this country has with this prime minister and this Brexit plan.'

Sep 03 07:34

Michel Barnier says he strongly opposes May's Brexit trade proposals

Michel Barnier has said he is “strongly opposed” to the prime minister’s Chequers proposals on future trade, as he advised European car manufacturers that they will have to use fewer British-made parts after Brexit.

In his most damning condemnation yet of the UK government’s plans, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said the British offer on customs was illegal and its suggestion of a “common rulebook” on goods would kill the European project.

Instead, in an intervention that will concern the 186,000 people directly employed by the car industry in the UK, Barnier warned European manufacturers that the streamlined system of imports and exports between the UK and the rest of Europe would come to an end.

Sep 03 07:26

It is time to teach colonial history in British schools

If you grew up in Britain, like me, you probably would not be able to recall being taught anything substantial about British colonial history in school.

The British curriculum dedicates plenty of attention to the violence of others - in Nazi Germany or during the American Civil War - and goes into great detail on a few events in medieval and pre-Victorian English history, like the Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the reign of Henry VIII. But a British school would not teach you anything about the brutality of British colonialism.

We were told nothing of the concentration camps the British army ran during the Boer War, the Bengal famine of 1943 or the massacres of Kenyans in the 1950s.

Sep 03 07:15

Back to the Future

Neither Britain nor the rest of the world was surprised by last week’s election results. For the last six months Corbyn and the Labour Party have led in the polls and during that time no one doubted that Corbyn would become Britain’s new prime minister, the only question was when. And yet, Corbyn’s increasing popularity wasn’t a smooth shift in British politics, it resulted instead from a gradual increase in British unity in opposition to an obnoxious foreign lobby. The nastier Corbyn’s enemies were, the more Brits sided with him. At a certain stage it became clear that it was the Zionist Lobby, rather than Corbyn himself, that united the Brits behind Corbyn.

Sep 02 11:12

US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day "Missionaries"

By Tony Cartalucci

The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when, in reality, they are leveraging circumstances, exploiting suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both.

This is an apt description of Washington, London, and Brussels’ global-spanning human rights racket – used repeatedly as a pretext for political meddling and even war...

Sep 02 09:37

Michel Barnier savages May's Chequers plan for undermining the Single Market after David Davis vows to vote against it warning the proposal is WORSE than staying in the EU

Michel Barnier savaged Theresa May's Chequers plan for Brexit today, warning it would undermine the EU single market.

The EU negotiator's warning in the German press came just hours after ex-Brexit secretary David Davis vowed to vote against the plan on the grounds it would be worse than Britain staying in the bloc outright.

The two interventions from Brussels and Brexiteers underline the challenge Mrs May faces in getting any kind of deal based on the proposals.

Labour is also thought likely to vote against the Brexit deal secured by the Prime Minister - raising the prospect Mrs May could fail to get an agreement at all.

Sep 01 22:04

PM slams call for second Brexit referendum as 'betrayal of trust'

Theresa May has said that "giving in" to calls for a second referendum on the final terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU would be "a gross betrayal of our democracy".

Sep 01 14:23

Jeremy Corbyn and the ‘Jewish Question’

"Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s reaction [to Jeremy Corbyn], however, takes us to a new level in our understanding of the Zionist mindset. The rabbi actually accused Corbyn of implying that “Jews are not fully British”. But that was not what Corbyn said or implied. He suggested that Zionists are not exactly British, a statement that poses no problem for most Zionists since they openly and voluntarily swear allegiance to another state, one that is nationalist, racist and expansionist and shares few, if any, values with Britain or the West.

Sep 01 09:25

Corbyn and the Jewish Question

It doesn’t take a genius to detect the present volatile state of British Jewish institutions. To the outside observer, some of the actions of Britain’s so-called Jewish ‘leaders’ may seem to be a form of collective insanity. Yet, the Brits do not seem to be at all impressed. They are perplexed by the self-propelled collective hysteria. Naturally, many Brits do not agree with Corbyn on issues; some may not agree with his pacifist politics, others see him as a naïve delusional lefty, a few are upset by his association with controversial characters, but no one except a few Israel firsters sees Corbyn as a crazed ‘anti-Semite,’ let alone as a Hitler type who puts Jewish life under an “existential threat.” While it isn’t clear whether Corbyn can unite the Brits against their horrid government, it is increasingly likely that the Zionist lobby has the capacity to unite the Brits behind Corbyn.

Sep 01 09:03

Candidates for UK Labour Party’s governing body share their thoughts on adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Next week the UK Labour Party’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), will be voting on whether to adopt the examples put forth by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in its definition of antisemitism. The four examples omitted at present are: 1) Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel; 2) Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis; 3) Applying double standards to Israel by requiring of it a behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation; and 4) Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour.

I wrote to all 26 NEC members to seek their views. Of the 15 that came back, 6 were for adopting the full IHRA definition with the examples, 7 were for no change, and 2 wereunsure. Of those in favour, I posed the question “If it’s passed and I said Israel is a racist state, would I get expelled?”

Sep 01 09:02

Israel’s smear campaign will not stop until Jeremy Corbyn fights back

As I have stated repeatedly, neither the left nor Labour are immune from the reality of anti-Semitism. However, all available statistical evidence shows that the level of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is far less than such racism on the right. Anti-Jewish hatred extends across society, but is most prevalent amongst right-wingers, and especially so on the far-right.

Why, then, has there been nearly daily headlines over the summer about an “anti-Semitism crisis” in the Labour Party and nowhere else? The answer is clear for anyone who has eyes to see: this is an attempt to assassinate Jeremy Corbyn politically and break up the popular political movement that is close to taking him through that famous door in Downing Street.

Aug 31 10:10

Not so clever! Millions of new 'smart meters' are not working and experts are calling for the planned rollout of 36million MORE to be delayed

But many smart meters stop working when customers switch supplier – so they have to go back to submitting their own readings.

It means around 940,000 smart meters are installed in homes but are now, in effect, ‘dumb’ and doing nothing more than a traditional one, according to Government figures.

On top of that, 640,000 are not working because they have been put in new-build properties that have not yet been occupied, or the customer has switched to a small supplier and the Government does not have up-to-date data.

That means in total there are 1.58million meters that are not ‘operating in smart mode’, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Aug 31 10:01

Landlords give Homebase green light to close 42 stores in bid to survive - but 1,500 jobs are likely to go

Homebase landlords have gifted the stricken DIY chain a much-needed lifeline and rescued it from the brink of collapse.

In a make-or-break vote on Friday, 96 per cent of creditors green lit the DIY chain's proposals to close 42 shops through a company voluntary arrangement.

It also means Homebase will secure rent reductions of between 25 and 90 per cent on 70 of its shops, better lease terms and temporarily discounted business rates through the restructuring.

The store closures to be carried out during late 2018 and early 2019 are expected to lead to around 1,500 redundancies.

Aug 31 09:23

WATCH: PM May Dodges Question About Britain’s Post-Brexit Future

“Do you think Britain, in the short-to-medium term, will be more powerful, more prosperous, in the world as a result of Brexit?" Lewis Goodall, Sky News’ political correspondent, asked.

However, she refused to commit herself to a yes or no answer and suggested the journalist shouldn’t have asked the question in the first place, as he had already asked for her thoughts on the matter on a separate occasion.

Aug 31 09:22

Delingpole: Brexit Is Going to Happen, Whatever the Experts Say…

Remainer Conservatives like Anna Soubry are worried that the party is being infiltrated by right-wing entryists from UKIP and elsewhere and that this may lead to Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister and Britain securing full Brexit.
Yes.

That is the point, you pillocks.

That is exactly what the majority of people want.

Aug 31 09:13

UK seeks exploitation of Africa resources through trade deals: Expert

The United Kingdom’s new move to sign trade deals with African countries was in line with London’s old policy to exploit and "rip off" the continent's resources, a political analyst says.

“The UK has always invested as it is abroad, but then you have to look at the nature of the investment,” Rodney Shakespeare, an author and political expert from London, told Press TV on Wednesday.

“Its purpose is to rip off the resources [of Africa] for the benefit of the local elites and (for) the United Kingdom,” he added.

Shakespeare said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement during her South Africa trip that she wants the UK to become the largest investor in Africa from the developed world was a a repetition of an old propaganda line which seeks to plunder the wealth of nations under the title of foreign investment.

Aug 31 08:46

UK Vows to Develop its Own Satellite Navigation if Pushed out of Galileo

Theresa May adopted an “everything or nothing” stance on the EU’s joint global navigation project.

The UK wants to remain a partner in the development of the European satellite navigation system Galileo, but will have to develop and build its own national counterpart if the EU refuses to change its mind, reports the Guardian, citing Prime Minister Theresa May.

Despite all the troubles negotiating Brexit trade deals with the EU, the Prime Minister threatened to spend $118 million on the initial scoping study for the British navigation system.

Aug 31 06:53

COSMO UK COVER TO FEATURE ‘MORBIDLY OBESE’ MODEL

TV commentator Piers Morgan was among a buffet of critics who tore into the cover Thursday, calling it “dangerous” and saying it helps contribute to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic.

“As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis, this is the new cover of Cosmo. Apparently we’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity.’ What a load of old baloney. This cover is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models,” Piers wrote on Instagram.

Aug 30 12:13

Crucifying Jeremy Corbyn: former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks joins in

Stuart Littlewood views the hypocrisy of Israel propagandist ex-UK Chief Rabbi Sacks who accused Labour leader Corbyn of ‘anti-Semitism’, arguing that Corbyn should take no lectures from the apologists of the vicious daily Israeli persecution of Palestinian Christian and Muslims. >>

Aug 30 09:38

What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Darkest Hour

Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour is a piece of historical fiction that undertakes a serious historical task: to present Winston Churchill and the British people’s choice to stand up to Hitler as just that … a choice. In hindsight, after eventual victory, the decision to fight against the Germans can appear a foregone conclusion. Since we all like to imagine that we personally would never fold to the Nazis, it can be hard to understand that reasonable people, most of whom had no love for Hitler, seriously considered a truce in spring 1940, during the days depicted in the film. To their eyes, fighting on after the approaching fall of France would only delay the inevitable at the cost of mass civilian slaughter. Better to come to terms now while they still had the leverage of an army and aircraft factories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I watched this film last night, and it is an excellent film. Gary Oldman did a fantastic job. However, we did wonder if certain portions of the film were historically accurate, especially the subway train ride.

Aug 30 09:14

Sadiq Khan BIKINI blimp: 29 FOOT balloon will fly over the capital on Saturday

A 29 FOOT blimp of Sadiq Khan wearing a bikini will be flown in Westminster on Saturday after a campaign was started in response to the London Mayor approving permission for a Trump baby blimp to be flown in July.

Aug 30 08:43

Wonga payday firm stops offering new loans

Payday lender Wonga has said it is no longer accepting new loan applications as it teeters on the brink of collapse.

The company said in a statement on its website that it was continuing to "assess its options" and existing customers could still use their services to manage their loans.

It follows a surge in compensation claims against the firm amid a government clampdown on payday lenders.

Aug 28 15:48

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn claims Israel controls speeches made by British MPs in Parliament, in bizarre remarks slammed as an 'anti-Semitic conspiracy theory' that 'casts Jews as sinister manipulators'

The remarks were captured on video in 2010, at a meeting of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in London. In a speech about the shooting of Turkish activists at sea by the Israeli commandos, the Labour leader said:

‘[British MPs] all turned up [to the debating chamber] with a pre-prepared script. I’m sure our friend Ron Prosor (the Israeli ambassador) wrote it.

‘Because they all came up with the same key words. It was rather like reading a European document looking for buzz-words.

‘And the buzz-words were, “Israel’s need for security”. And then “the extremism of the people on one ship”. And “the existence of Turkish militants on the vessel”.

‘It came through in every single speech, this stuff came through.’

Aug 28 11:53

In English Town, 31 Muslims Charged With Sex Crimes Against Kids As Young As 12

Thirty men and one woman have been charged with sexual crimes in Huddersfield, England – including the trafficking and rape of girls as young as 12-years-old, along with the facilitating of sexual abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are you feeling culturally enriched yet?

Aug 28 09:20

Pink Floyd Legend Roger Waters Slams Skripal Case as 'Nonsense'

In an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestiya, former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters dismissed the infamous Skripal case as “nonsense.” “That the attack on the Skripals was nonsense is clear to a person with half a brain. But some don’t even have one half, that’s why they believe in this absurd,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

The Skripal case unfolded in Salisbury, England in early March, when former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter were exposed to a nerve agent known as “Novichok.” The UK rushed to accuse Russia of involvement in the attack, which the Kremlin has repeatedly denied. Although no evidence has been provided that Russia was behind the Skripal poisoning, the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats, prompting Russia take a similar retaliatory measure, shut down the British Council and close the British Consulate in St. Petersburg.

Aug 27 15:46

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham accuses 'arrogant' second referendum campaigners of ignoring why people voted

Andy Burnham today hit out at 'arrogant' campaigners who are demanding a second Brexit referendum - warning they risk fuelling anger and division.

The Labour Manchester mayor said the call 'further inflames' resentment among voters who already think London-based MPs fail to listen to them.

And Barry Gardiner, Labour's shadow international trade secretary, also said that demanding a second referendum would be 'dangerous'.

Their warnings comes as efforts are being stepped up to try force Labour to change its policy and back a second referendum at its conference next month.

Aug 27 11:09

Russian Embassy Slams UK Jets Escorting Russian Aircraft in Black Sea

The UK Royal Air Forces escorting Russian military aircraft in the Black Sea is a provocative action, which undermines regional security, the Russian Embassy to the United Kingdom said late on Saturday.

On Thursday, RAF said that its fighter jets “interrupted” a Russian aircraft which was allegedly on its way towards NATO airspace in the Black Sea.

Aug 27 10:28

Is the US and Its Allies Preparing to Bomb Syria? Towards a “No Fly Zone” in Northern Syria?

Are the U.S. France and Britain preparing to launch punitive airstrikes against Syria in reprisal for another (forthcoming) “false flag” Chemical Weapons attack allegedly ordered by president Bashar al Assad against his own people.

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is reported to have told his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, that “Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing to use chemical weapons to recapture the northwestern province of Idlib from rebels.”

On August 22, at a press conference in Jerusalem, John Bolton, Trump’s (“Humanitarian”) National Security Adviser expressed his “concern” intimating that Assad is preparing to “kill his own people”:

“We are obviously concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again, …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tired old premise Bolton is "trotting out" to his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, has one absolutely fatal flaw; there is absolutely no logical reason for Al Assad to do this, now that he, with Russian and Iranian help, have pretty much taken the country back under Damascus' control.

So here is the translation, and please note that it it is primarily for US domestic consumption, because the Iranians, Syrians, and Russians know better: we are being "set up" for a US/NATO false flag in Syria, as the justification for creating a "no fly zone" against the country, if not bombing the hell out of it outright.

The question here for me, is what will Russia do when this happens?!?

IS this the way the US is going to "justify" a war against Russia in Syria?!?

Were I a betting person, I would bet that this will be in place for executing next month, possibly right after the Labor Day holiday here in the US.

President Trump is desperate for something to distract the American people from the events of last week, in terms of the Manafort convictions and the Cohen plea deal, and my guess is, that it will either be military action against Syria, or against Iran, both "favorite enemies" of this administration.

Aug 27 10:09

Britain Prepares For War Against Russia

The headline in the UK newspaper the Daily Mail on August 7 encapsulated much that is paranoid in sad modern Britain. It read “Russian warships pass through English Channel as Putin's armed forces ratchet up pressure on the Royal Navy.”

But this dreadful state of affairs means nothing to those who lack for nothing — which includes politicians of the governing Conservative Party who demand that more taxpayers’ money must be spent on military hardware. The previous defence minister, Michael Fallon (who had to resign because he was found out to have indulged in some sexual shenanigans), told the BBC last year that “we will be adding to defence, there will be new equipment and the budget will grow every year” and the present one, Gavin Williamson (the man who said that Russia should “go away and shut up”), demanded in June that Britain increase its annual military spending by £20 billion, or about 25 billion dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the British public .... on an horrific downhill economic slope, is buying this nonsense?!?

God help Great Britain, if these people cannot see this perverse, life-wrenching propaganda, for just what it is!!!

Aug 27 09:07

No-deal Brexit thrusts UK into 'legal vacuum', warns Keir Starmer

Theresa May and the government would face a race against time to pass a slew of new laws, or risk creating an “unsustainable legal vacuum”, if Britain plunged out of the EU without a deal, Labour’s Keir Starmer has warned.

Dominic Raab insisted last week that the government had the legislation in place to cope, if Britain is forced to leave in March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement.

“Our laws will be on the statute book, the staff will be in place, the teams will be in post and our institutions will be ready for Brexit – deal, or no deal,” the Brexit secretary said.

Aug 27 07:48

Roger Waters Slams Skripal Case

Pink Floyd Legend Roger Waters Slams Skripal Case as 'Nonsense'

Aug 27 07:29

£71 billion...the cost of our banks’ misconduct: Our investigation reveals the fines, fees and compensation since 2008 crisis

Britain's biggest banks have paid out £71 billion for misconduct in the decade since the financial crisis, a Mail on Sunday investigation reveals.

The staggering costs for Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and HSBC since the 2008 meltdown stem from fines, legal fees and compensation for mistreated customers.

Aug 27 07:23

Remainers try to force Corbyn to back second Brexit referendum, leaked memo reveals plot

REMAIN campaign group The People’s Vote are attempting to force the Labour Party to change its Brexit policy to back a second referendum.

The People’s Vote have been campaigning for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, with Remain backing MPs including Chaka Umunna and Lord Adonis, plus Tory Anna Soubry among its members.

A leaked memo has revealed the group are encouraging MPs and activists to submit a motion at the Labour party conference in September to call on leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a second vote.

Mr Corbyn opposes a second vote, saying he respects the 2016 referendum. But he said the party would consider all options available to the UK if a deal is not agreed between the Government and EU negotiators.

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