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Corbyn accuses Tories of “a rush to war”


The leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of a rush to war after rejecting calls for a debate on Britain’s airstrikes at ISIL militants in Syria.  “By refusing a full two-day debate, David ...

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UK govt. scraps plans to reduce support for poor workers


British Finance Minister George Osborne has scrapped plans to reduce state support for low-income workers. Addressing the parliament, he said improved public finances meant he could deliver his overall $18 billion welfare savings without the cuts. Last month, Osborne was ...

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As Cameron Bangs War Drum, Voices for Peace Rally Around Corbyn


‘Another destructive bombing campaign is no solution whatsoever,’ anti-war campaigners warn. ‘It risks intensifying and widening what is already a catastrophic war.’ by Lauren McCauley As British Prime Minister David Cameron declared from Paris on Monday his desire to escalate the ...

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Russia warns UK against seeking “to destroy Syria’s sovereignty”


Russia has warned Britain against what it calls any attempts “to destroy Syria’s sovereignty.” “If it [UK] wants to push its ideas through the Security Council it should… give an order to its ambassador at the United Nations to start consultations, including with Russia,” Russian Foreign ...

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Britain to boost counter-terror spending by 30%


Britain is to increase its counter-terrorism funding by 30 percent in the wake of the Paris attacks, finance minister George Osborne said Sunday. The chancellor of the exchequer would not rule out cuts to frontline police numbers but said he ...

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London commuter shields Muslim girl from ‘racist abuse’ on the Tube


A London commuter has revealed in a social media post that has gone viral how he defended a young Muslim woman wearing a hijab when she was racially abused and told that “her people” murdered victims of the Paris attack. ...

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UK parliament to discuss vote of no confidence in Cameron


An online petition calling for a no confidence vote in the British Prime Minister David Cameron has attracted more than 180,000 signatures. If petitions on the parliamentary website secure 100,000 signatures, the British MPs are obliged to hold a debate ...

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British academics warn about Brexit


Britain’s leading academics and scientists say a British exit from the EU would be catastrophic for universities and scientific research. They also warned the move would also cost tens of millions of pounds in funding and leave prestigious UK institutions ...

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Ex-PMs Gordon Brown & John Major condemn Osborne’s attacks on welfare


Former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown has blasted Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to cut tax credits for low income families, saying they will push millions of children into poverty. Ex-Tory PM John Major called the impact of inequality “shocking.” Brown, ...

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Boris Johnson cuts short Palestine visit after Israel boycott criticism sparks outrage


London Mayor Boris Johnson has been banned from a Palestinian charity visit after calling Israel boycotters “lefty academics” who wear corduroy jackets, it has emerged. Speaking in Tel Aviv as part of a Middle East trade mission on Monday, the ...

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Apple warns UK against approving internet bill


Chief executive of tech giant Apple warns about “the very dire consequences” of the UK government’s Investigatory Powers Bill. Tim Cook said the new obligation for companies to help security services bypass encryption would hurt “the good people,” rather than stopping ...

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Tory who had moat cleaned on parliamentary expenses sworn into House of Lords


A former Conservative minister, who provoked public outrage after claiming large sums of taxpayers’ money to clean the moat at his country estate, has been sworn into the House of Lords. Lord Hailsham of Kettlethorp, formerly known as Douglas Hogg, ...

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Human Rights Act abolition would shield soldiers from abuse claims


Abolition of the Human Rights Act will grant military personnel greater protection from legal claims against them for violating human rights overseas, according to leaked proposals to replace the European legislation with a British Bill of Rights. A draft of ...

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Axman cometh: Osborne defies critics with fresh round of austerity


Chancellor George Osborne announced fresh spending cuts for several government departments on Monday in the wake of his embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords on tax credit cuts. The environment, transport, local government and finance departments will have their ...

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London stocks trail after Bank of England’s growth forecast


The Bank of England’s forecast on growth outlook leaves London stocks in red with benchmark FTSE 100 index sliding 0.28 percent on Thursday. In its quarterly inflation report, the Bank of England said “the outlook for global growth has weakened ...

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Hog roasted! Lewes bonfire to burn effigy of Cameron with a pig’s head


Just when Prime Minister David Cameron thought the laughter and ridicule of the #PigGate scandal had smoldered out, the people of Lewes decided to mark Guy Fawkes night by burning an effigy of the Tory leader – naked with a ...

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Osborne calls for changes to membership in EU


British Chancellor George Osborne has called for drastic changes to Britain’s membership of the European Union. Addressing a group of about 1,200 German industry bosses at an event in Berlin, he said: ”We want Britain to remain in a reformed ...

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Blairite MP Tells Cambridge Students: As ‘Top One Percent’ You Must Rebel Against Corbyn Leadership


Despite intra-party dissonance, support for the UK Labour Party has surged since election of leader Jeremy Corbyn by Lauren McCauley Students at the United Kingdom’s prestigious Cambridge University on Monday were told that as “the top one percent,” they must rebel ...

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100,000 British children will be homeless this Christmas – study


More than 100,000 vulnerable children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas Day, a leading charity has revealed. The report by homelessness charity Shelter found the number of children who will be homeless on Christmas morning has risen by ...

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War Criminal Blair memo provides ammo for critics


Less than a day after a revelation that Tony Blair had plotted the invasion of Iraq a year before it actually happened speculations are rising in Britain over how this could provide more ammunition to criticisms against the former prime ...

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1.2 mn Londoners in working families living in poverty: UK study


A recently released study says that more than one million people living in working families in London are currently living in poverty. The study released by the New Policy Institute, funded by the Trust for London charity, says that some 1.2 million Londoners ...

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Austerity ads? Tories’ benefit cuts minister spends £8.5m on fuzzy purple monster


Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has spent more than £8.5 million on an advertising campaign featuring a giant fluffy monster at a time when his department is slashing benefits for Britain’s most vulnerable citizens. The Department for Work ...

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Report: Corporate control of British media is dangerous


A new report says control of the UK media is concentrated in the hands of just a few large corporations, threatening news plurality at an “endemic” level. The 20-page report released by the Media Reform Coalition titled “Who Owns the ...

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Cameron rips off steelworkers


British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of misleading steelworkers losing their jobs after the recent crisis in the country’s steel industry. The accusation came after it was emerged that an £80m fund to help the workers find new ...

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NHS faces mass walk-outs if Tories force new contracts


A new survey suggests that thousands of British junior doctors will quit the National Health Service (NHS) if the government presses ahead with his threat to impose an unpopular contract on them. About 71% of the 4,129 junior doctors polled said they ...

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Britain’s Tightens Grip In Suffocation Of Free Speech


‘Freedom of Press’ is published by the US-based Freedom House, an NGO established in 1941 that has been ranking countries worldwide since 1980 in relation to democracy, human rights and press freedom. In May 2014 it reported that Britain has ...

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Cuts place British police on verge of ruin


A new report says, some police forces in England and Wales may not be able to withstand further cuts. The report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said even efficient forces could approach a state of “uncertain sustainability”. It is not ...

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Britons alarmed by china’s growing investment


The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to UK has been overshadowed by concerns about China’s growing investment in key sectors of the British economy. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip aims to cement deals giving Britain a vast new pool ...

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London is hub of police sexual misconduct


A London police officer has been charged with seven counts of rape alleged to have occurred between December 24, 2013 and September 2, 2014. According to the Guardian, the 47-year-old man was arrested off duty at his home earlier this ...

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UK prisoners discover creative ways to smuggle LSD


A prison watchdog has called for urgent action after finding inmates at Stocken Prison in the East Midlands, are getting their friends and relatives to send them books and letters soaked in legal hallucinogenic drugs. In its annual report, the ...

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British Government ‘Demonize Muslim Communities’


British Muslims have condemned the Tory government’s new strategy to counter extremism in the country. Muslim groups say the new plans demonize their communities and are doomed to failure. The secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MSB) announced ...

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War Criminals Bush-Blair Secret ‘Deal in Blood’


 A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to ...

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UK crime rate rises as cybercrimes, fraud included in statistics


A new report suggests the crime rate in the United Kingdom has risen to more than 11.6 million offences in the one year to June 2015.   The sharp rise is due to the inclusion, for the first time, of ...

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Tories want to charge £4,000 for Freedom of Information requests


Conservative Party plans to crack down on Freedom of Information (FoI) rights could see charges of up to £4,000 levied on those gathering data on National Health Service (NHS) structures such as clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). Most public institutions are ...

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Osborne call on Labour MPs to vote in favor of govt. budget cuts


UK Chancellor George Osborne has called on the opposition Labour MPs to defy their leader Jeremy Corbyn and vote in favor of a harsh new fiscal charter.  Osborne asked them to back the legislation, which seeks to force future government ...

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Corbyn accuses govt. of limiting children’s life chances


Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservative government is guilty of limiting the life chances of hundreds of thousands of children from low- and middle-income families by cutting child tax credits as part of the government’s £12bn of welfare cuts. ...

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UN slams UK Tory for planning to scrap Human Rights Act


UK ruling party’s plan to scrap the Human Rights Act has sparked harsh criticism from the UN arguing that the act would be disastrous for victims of abuses and ruin the UK’s commendable record.  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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UK Kinship carers at risk of poverty, debt due to budget cuts


A new report says that tens of thousands of kinship carers risk sever poverty, debt and losing their homes as a result of government’s welfare cuts. Kinship carers refer to adults who volunteer to bring up child relatives when parents are ...

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Sierra Leone Ebola cases could have been halved had UK acted sooner – experts


Ebola cases in Sierra Leone could have been cut by 50 percent had the UK had set up beds in the stricken nation’s treatment centers just one month earlier, a new report claims. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene ...

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NHS faces worst financial crisis in a generation


The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing an almost £1 billion deficit, the worst financial position in a generation. NHS trusts in England racked up a £930mn deficit in the first three months of the fiscal year (starting on ...

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Here Is A Security Threatening, Terrorist-Sympathising, Britain-Hating” Ideologue – His Name is Not Jeremy Corbyn


Graham Vanbergen TruePubica David Cameron has lambasted Jeremy Corbyn as a “security threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating” ideologue in his most vocal attack yet on the newly appointed Labour leader, which was designed to show that he is wholly unsuitable to lead ...

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Police complaints reach record high in England, Wales


New figures show that there were a record number of complaints against police in England and Wales.  According to the figures from the Independence Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) a total of 37,105 complaint cases were recorded in 2014-15.  The figures, a ...

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David Cameron destroyed on air over hypocritical Saudi Arabia deal


David Cameron has repeatedly refused to explain why the British government agreed to a “squalid” deal with Saudi Arabia, as the country prepares to behead and crucify a teenager for engaging in pro-democracy protests during the Arab Spring. In an excruciating ...

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Cameron’s flagship housing policy only helps the rich, campaigners warn


Prime Minister David Cameron called for a “national crusade” to build affordable housing by cutting planning regulations and launching “starter homes.” The plans have been criticized by housing charities for overlooking low earners. In his closing speech to Conservative Party ...

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Govt.’s budget cuts to reduce more police posts


UK police is bracing for losing hundreds of officers due to government’s budget cuts. Media reports say, Devon and Cornwall Police is set to lose another 500 officers due to the government’s cuts. According to the reports, the force, which ...

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UK must stop trading arms with Saudi Arabia – Amnesty


Britain is being called upon to cease arms trading with Saudi Arabia after evidence emerged of widespread civilian casualties resulting from Saudi-led attacks on rebel fighters in the Yemen conflict. Amnesty International said the “damning evidence of war crimes” should ...

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Scared Cameron toughens rhetoric against Corbyn


UK Prime Minister David Cameron has toughened his rhetoric against Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn calling him an isolated figure in Europe for “failing to understand the clear danger” of ISIL militants. “I don’t think frankly he sees what the risk is. ...

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Rough sleeping ban will ‘criminalize most vulnerable’ in Newport


Human rights group Liberty has called on Newport City Council to scrap its plans to ‘criminalize’ begging and rough sleeping in the city center. On Sunday, a consultation into the Welsh local authority’s proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) closed. ...

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Britain Ruled by Political System Built on Dishonesty, Disinformation, and Duplicity

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The Tory party conference is underway after their unexpected outright win on May 7th. As usual, success always brings out the worst in right-wing politicians. Slick presentation, propaganda and incessant spin make their own realities. At the conference there will ...

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Cameron says ‘will use nuclear weapons’


British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will launch a nuclear attack against another country if circumstances occur.  Cameron has told the BBC that nuclear bombs are “the ultimate insurance policy” and said any nuclear attack by Britain ...

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Huge anti-austerity protest expected during Tory conference in Manchester


North West England is bracing for anti-austerity protests coinciding with the weekend’s Conservative party conference in Manchester. One pressure group has been quoted as saying that some 100,000 activists are expected to attend demonstrations and other events, including a rally that ...

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Why The British Establishment Wants Jeremy Corbyn Buried


The term “the establishment” refers to leading politicians, senior civil servants, senior barristers and judges, aristocrats, Oxbridge academics, senior clergy, the most important financiers and industrialists, governors of the BBC, members of and top aides to the royal family to ...

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Inmates’ private letters regularly tampered with by prison staff – report


Prisoners’ private and privileged correspondence with lawyers and courts has been opened by prison staff in 50 percent of all cases investigated by the state’s prisons ombudsman in 2014-15, a report has revealed. Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen presided ...

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British PM faces legal challenge over Syria drone attack


A legal proceeding has been initiated against British Prime Minister, David Cameron, over his decision to target Daesh or ISIL terrorists in Syria. Green party lawmakers, Caroline Lucas and Jenny Jones, are working with human rights charity Reprieve to make the ...

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Labour says no to austerity, vows aggressive tax crackdown


Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Monday voiced strong anti-austerity sentiments and said it would enforce an aggressive policy of collecting taxes from the wealthy if it won the next election. The Party’s top economic spokesman John McDonnell emphasized that major ...

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‘UK’s new strike laws like Nazi Germany’ – union leader


The leader of Britain’s biggest union, Unite, has compared Tory strike laws that would require workers to wear armbands on the picket line to the Nazis’ persecution of trade unionists. Speaking at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday, ...

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FBI seeks to re-open Lockerbie bombing case after new evidence emerges


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is trying to re-open the case of Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 after a bomb exploded on board, after new evidence has come to light. Abdelbasset Al-Megrahi, a ...

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British patients being denied drugs because of high prices


Cancer patients in the UK are being denied drugs because of unnecessarily exorbitant prices. Patients in the UK have been told “the NHS will not pay for two such drugs because they are not cost-effective and they have been dropped ...

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Muslim schoolboy quizzed about ISIS after raising ‘eco-terrorism’ in French class


A Muslim schoolboy was questioned by staff about Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) after he used the term ‘eco-terrorist’ in a classroom discussion about the environment. The 14-year-old, who wishes not to be named, said the experience of being taken ...

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Police that protected Westminster pedophile ring for decades denies investigation is a ‘shambles’


Scotland Yard police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has strongly rejected claims the force’s investigation into an alleged murderous Westminster pedophile ring is a “shambles.” In an exclusive interview with LBC radio, the Metropolitan Police chief said the force is prepared ...

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‘Sex abuse victim of ex-BBC host paid settlement’


A new report says a sex abuse victim of the former BBC presenter, Jimmy Savile, has received £15,000 as settlement for the scandal. The BBC paid the sum to a fan of Jimmy Savile who was molested in the Television ...

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‘UK National Health Service on brink of collapse’


Britain’s former health minister warns the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will crash, unless instant cash is injected into the healthcare system. Norman Lamb says the NHS will crash within two years with catastrophic consequences unless the government orders a ...

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Met police close investigation into politcian corruption reports


UK police have closed an investigation into reports on a high-ranking politician’s corruption because of “insufficient evidence” against him. Police said in a statement that disgraced former House of Lords member John Sewel will not face drug charges. “The Met ...

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Nuclear family? Trident renewal debate scheduled for Labour Party conference


Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to argue against renewing Britain’s multibillion pound Trident nuclear deterrent at the party’s annual conference next week. The matter was added to the conference agenda, after local constituency parties put forward motions opposing ...

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Failure to develop green economy could cost UK firms billions – CBI


Britain’s most senior business voice has condemned the government’s lackluster attempt to build a green economy, warning UK firms are set to lose hundreds of billions of pounds if ministers don’t radically reassess their agenda. Confederation of British Industry (CBI) ...

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NHS warned of exodus of junior doctor


Media reports say an unprecedented number of National Health Service physicians have registered for certificate allowing them to work overseas. According to the reports, the General Medical Council has received 1,644 requests for certificates of current professional status (CCPS) – ...

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Sun journalists paid police officer for stories


Two British journalists have gone on trial accused of paying a police officer for information for stories. According to prosecutors the officer got about £10,000 over 10 years. They added that the “corrupt relationship” was based on “tip-offs” on incidents, ...

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UK government faces wildest shortfall in funding since 2012


The Conservative government of UK has experienced its wildest shortfall in funding since 2012. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said a fall in income tax receipt sent UK’s deficit spiraling to £12.1 bn in August. The situation will put ...

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How Britain’s Propaganda Machine Controls What You Think


On the one hand, just five individual Billionaires in Britain get to control 80% what you read in printed media and on the other hand, just five Internet Service Providers get to control what 87% of people get to see ...

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Suicide case directly linked to Tory benefit sanctions, coroner rules


A man with severe depression killed himself as a direct result of being found “fit to work” by the government and subsequently having his benefits removed, a coroner has ruled in a landmark decision. Michael O’Sullivan, 60, was found able ...

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UK to send warship to take part in second phase of EU naval operation


The UK government will send a Royal Navy frigate to take part in the second phase of an EU blockaded-style naval operation aimed at boarding, seizing and diverting refugee boats in the Mediterranean. Ministry of Defence said the warship HMS ...

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Damage limitation? City bankers seek to charm anti-austerity Corbyn


City financiers are hatching plans to influence Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies, as the anti-austerity Labour leader settles into his new role. A string of policy briefings and one-to-one meetings with senior financiers are on the table, as Corbyn, newly-appointed shadow ...

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#PigGate farce: Story of Cameron’s ‘private part’ in dead pig’s mouth resonates gloriously online


The #PigGate scandal, stemming from a startling claim that David Cameron put “a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth at a student initiation ceremony at Oxford, has sparked an endless barrage of jokes and mockery online. ...

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British police team to probe child abuse cover-ups


Police in the UK have set up a new team of 90 officers to handle inquiries into reported attempts to cover up child abuse by high-ranking figures. The Metropolitan Police are already dealing with 29 allegations of police corruption in ...

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#StillYes: Glasgow hosts massive rally in support of Scottish independence year after vote


Hundreds, if not thousands, of pro-independence activists gathered on George Square in the Scottish city of Glasgow carrying Saltire flags and “Yes” banners on Saturday. “End London rule,” said one of the banners. Organizers of the demonstration wanted to “make ...

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Sturgeon warns Cameron not to ignore Scotland’s voice


Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has cautioned British Prime Minister David Cameron not to ignore the voice of Scottish people. Speaking on the anniversary of Scotland’s independence referendum, Sturgeon said that David Cameron is “living on borrowed time” as he ...

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UK parliament under fire for declining Netanyahu arrest petition


The British Parliament has come under increasing fire over its decision to skip a debate on a petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “It’s quite disappointing that the Parliament has refused to play by its ...

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Rejected! Parliament refuses to debate war criminal Netanyahu arrest petition


Parliament has declined to debate a petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for alleged war crimes. The online petition rapidly attracted more than the required 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a debate. Some 112,000 people ...

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Corbyn: Conservative government declaring war on organized labour


Britain’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservatives are declaring war on organized labour. Addressing trade unionists, Corbyn promised to fight Conservative legislation currently passing through Parliament which raises the legal threshold for unions to conduct strikes. Critics dismiss ...

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SNP mulling over 2nd attempt on independence


Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) will propose a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Sturgeon said the party would set out a timescale for the referendum in its manifesto ahead of ...

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UK union bosses threaten to topple govt. with Corbyn


British unionists threaten to topple the Tories’ conservative government, using the landslide victory of the new opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a report says. The chiefs of Britain’s biggest unions have threatened to “topple the government,” using “coordinated strikes ...

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Thousands join UK Labour after Corbyn victory


Britain’s Labour Party says over 15,000 people have joined the opposition party following the victory of anti-establishment politician Jeremy Corbyn in its leadership contest. The Labour says Corbyn’s landslide victory in the party’s leadership election on September 12 has sparked ...

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Cameron meets Netanyahu at Downing St. amid protests


British Prime Minister David Cameron says his country “remains staunch” in its “defense of Israel”. Cameron made the pledge while meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at 10 Downing Street in London. Netanyahu is on a two-day visit ...

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More UK MPs question Syria drone strike


More UK politicians are now questioning legal justification of the country’s drone strikes in Syria. Senior lawmaker, Lord Macdonald from Liberal Democrats cast doubt about legal justification for the drone strikes such as that on two British militants on August 21. ...

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‘National disgrace’: 3.5m Brits working over 48hrs per week, says TUC


A growing number of Britons are working more than 48 hours per week and as a result face a greater risk of developing life-changing illnesses, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned. Some 3,417,000 employees in Britain are working more ...

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Demonstrators urging Cameron to impose sanctions on Israel


UK public anger over the visit of Israeli prime minister to London has gained momentum as hundreds of protesters are gathering outside Downing Streets. The rally has been organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and various groups including War on Want, Palestine ...

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Former bishop with connection to Royal family admits to sexually abusing more than 20 young men


A retired Church of England bishop, and friend of Prince Charles, has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two young men during his tenure. Peter Ball, 83, pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault via video-link at the Old Bailey ...

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Hillsborough cop says he didn’t cover victim with bin bag


Fresh inquests resumed last week into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster. The inquests have heard evidence relating to individual fans’ last movements. Gerard Baron, who died aged 67, was the ...

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Tories’ solution to Syrian refugee crisis—murder by remote control


Simon Basketter The Tories’ solution to the Syrian crisis is assassination. On Monday of this week David Cameron announced the killing in August of Reyaad Khan from Cardiff and Ruhul Amin from Aberdeen. They were killed by a remote control ...

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Britain’s Extra Judicial Assassinations Bring Democracy Into Question


Propaganda takes many forms along with twists and turns depending on a narrative of convenience. This is none more demonstrated than by David Cameron and his government. David Cameron’s U-Turn and subsequent statement that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees ...

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Former Cameron adviser & BBC star charged with child sex offenses


A former economic advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, American businessman Doug Richard, has been charged with a string of child sex offenses after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. Richard, 57, a BBC Dragons’ Den entrepreneur, was arrested in January. ...

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As UK Follows US Model of ‘Droning Its Own,’ Condemnations Follow


Legal experts and human rights advocates issue warnings after David Cameron admits extrajudicial assassination of British nationals in Syria by Jon Queally Human rights advocates and legal experts are raising alarms in the wake of Monday’s admission by Prime Minister David ...

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‘Oops, it was us’: MoD concedes British sub, not Russian, damaged UK trawler in April


The UK Ministry of Defence admits that a submarine that damaged a British trawler in April this year was one of its own, not Russian. Earlier, Fleet Street was awash with speculation that a ‘hostile Russian sub’ had nearly destroyed ...

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Corbyn opposed to UK troop deployment abroad without UN mandate


The front-runner in the Labour party’s leadership race, Jeremy Corbyn, has voiced his opposition to any future deployment of British troops without a mandate from the United Nations. During the last Sky News hustings of candidates before the leadership contest ...

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Corbyn and challenges to political power


Noam Chomsky and other serious critics on the left often have to contend with dismissals from opponents (including most in our political and media elites) that they are conspiracy theorists, or “anti-American” and “anti-West”. For those who have not taken ...

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Over 5,500 sex crimes reported in UK schools


New data points to over 5,500 cases of sexual assaults in UK schools, reported to the British police over the past three years. The figures, obtained by the state-run BBC through Freedom of Information requests sent to all British forces, ...

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Cameron to urge military action against ISIS in Syria, UK to accept 15k refugees – report


British Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing for military strikes against Islamic State in Syria within a month, according to senior sources. The leader is also reportedly prepared to accept 15,000 refugees from the war-torn nation. Senior officials told the ...

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‘UK police force threatens court action against May’


One of the biggest police forces in the UK is threatening court action against the British home secretary over revelation of Theresa May’s deep funding cuts, a report says. The West Midlands police force is considering a lawsuit after May was ...

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British police admit to training ‘abusive’ UAE officers


Human rights charity Reprieve has criticized London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for training and praising United Arab of Emirates (UAE) police officers, a force known for torturing and abusing its prisoners. The MPS has confirmed a delegation of the Security ...

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Osborne presses ahead with £20bn worth of further austerity


Details of the government’s plans to slash £20bn from public spending were discussed on Friday, as Chancellor George Osborne pressed ahead with his austerity agenda. Osborne had requested government departments model two scenarios of how the cuts could be implemented ...

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