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14.05.2022 - 17:11 [ Finlandtoday.fi ]

British PM Boris Johnson in Finland: U.K. is Ready to Help Finland Militarily; President Niinistö About Russia’s Reaction to NATO Membership: ‘Look in the Mirror’

(12.05.2022)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain visited Finland to meet President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday evening with a clear purpose: the United Kingdom stands ready to assist Finland in its endeavors by all means necessary.

12.05.2022 - 16:21 [ theParadise.ng ]

EU, UK join US in Launching Online ‘Disinformation’ Policies, ‘One-World Governance’ of Social Media

These steps come as part of a broader crackdown on the “spread of disinformation” called for by the Act, requiring platforms to “flag hate speech, eliminate any kind of terrorist propaganda” and implement “frameworks to quickly take down illicit content.”

Regarding alleged “disinformation,” these platforms will be mandated to create a “crisis response mechanism” to combat the spread of such content, with the Act specifically citing the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the “manipulation” of online content that has ensued.

10.05.2022 - 11:08 [ Yahoo.com ]

In wink to Ukraine and Britain, Macron suggests new European entity

He said this „European political community“ would be open to democratic European nations adhering to its core values in areas such as political cooperation, security, cooperation in energy, transport, investment of infrastructure or circulation of people.

„Joining it would not necessarily prejudge future EU membership,“ he said. „Nor would it be closed to those who left it.“

10.05.2022 - 11:01 [ BBC ]

Ukraine bid to join EU will take decades says Macron

In a speech to the EU’s parliament in Strasbourg, he instead suggested Ukraine could join a „parallel European community“ while it awaited a decision.

This would allow non-EU members to join Europe’s security architecture in other ways, said President Macron.

08.05.2022 - 12:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk/ ]

The NI Protocol lacks democratic legitimacy and must be removed

It is the Protocol – not Brexit – that has created a border in the Irish Sea. As such it represents an existential threat to the future of our place in the Union. No Conservative and Unionist government can stand by and watch as the pro-union people of Northern Ireland diverge further and further from the rest of the United Kingdom. The checks on the Irish Sea border are the symptom of the underlying problem, that Northern Ireland is subject to a different set of laws imposed by a foreign entity without any say by any elected representative of its people.

08.05.2022 - 11:32 [ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk ]

Northern Ireland election results: Sinn Fein becomes largest party at Stormont with 27 seats – as it happened

Sinn Fein has become the largest party in Northern Ireland after winning 27 seats at the Assembly election – the first nationalist party to ever do so.

Until today, a unionist party had always been the largest party in the Assembly since the formation of Northern Ireland in 1921

26.04.2022 - 10:50 [ Verteidigungsministerium / Twitter ]

Deutschland wird Gepard-Flugabwehrpanzer liefern, das verkündete Ministerin Lambrecht soeben in Ramstein. Mehr als 30 Nationen stimmen sich hier auf der Konferenz über die Unterstützung für die 🇺🇦 ab. Unsere Stärke in #NATO und EU ist unsere Geschlossenheit.

26.04.2022 - 09:59 [ Pfeifhase, ich hasse alle Menschen gleich / Twitter ]

Kein einziges Land hat westliche #panzer geliefert also panzer aus westlicher Produktion, dass wird einen Grund haben. Seid ihr von der Presse alle bescheuert Oder was ist bei euch kaputt? #Waffenlieferungen #SPD #Marder

26.04.2022 - 09:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Krieg gegen die Ukraine: Wer liefert welche Waffen?

Die Liste von Staaten, die längst schweres Gerät liefern oder dies zumindest angekündigt haben, wird immer länger: Auch Frankreich und die Niederlande gehören zu diesem Kreis nun dazu. Der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron hatte kürzlich angekündigt, die Haubitze „Caesar“ zur Verfügung zu stellen.

(…)

Auch die Niederlande wollen liefern: mit der Panzerhaubitze 2000 eine Waffe aus deutscher Herstellung übrigens.

Deutlich umfangreicher noch ist das Angebot aus den USA: Es umfasst neben Haubitzen auch Hubschrauber russischer Bauart und gepanzerte Mannschaftstransporter. Außerdem haben die USA eine eigens auf die ukrainischen Bedürfnisse zugeschnittene Drohne mit dem Namen „Phoenix Ghost“ entwickelt.

Schon länger bekannt ist, dass auch vermeintlich kleinere NATO-Partner wie Estland, Litauen und die Slowakei schwere Waffen in die Ukraine geschickt haben. Tschechien und Polen sollen Schützenpanzer sowjetischer Bauart, den T-72, geliefert haben – auch, wenn es dafür keine offizielle Bestätigung gibt.

25.04.2022 - 13:42 [ Pfeifhase, ich hasse alle Menschen gleich / Twitter ]

Ich antworte mir selbst.nach kurzer Recherche überflogen. gerade keine Zeit, hat kein Land westliche #Panzer in die #Ukraine️ geliefert. #Waffenlieferungen

#SPD #Scholz

22.04.2022 - 08:41 [ China Xinhua News / Twitter ]

#JulianAssange’s experience shows that those who expose so-called „atrocities“ of other countries are „heroes,“ and those who expose scandals of the U.S. are „criminals,“ says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin.

22.04.2022 - 08:31 [ Amnesty.org.uk ]

UK: Home Secretary agreeing to Assange extradition would threaten media freedom

If the Home Secretary certifies the US request to extradite Julian Assange it will violate the prohibition against torture and set an alarming precedent for publishers and journalists around the world, Amnesty International said today, following the Westminster Magistrates’ Court decision this morning to issue an order to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States.

The case will now be sent to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, who will decide whether to certify the US request by 18 May.

22.04.2022 - 08:18 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Amnesty International: ‚If the Home Secretary certifies the US request to extradite Julian Assange it will violate the prohibition against torture and set an alarming precedent for publishers and journalists around the world‘ @amnesty #FreeAssangeNOW

20.04.2022 - 20:57 [ Zarah Sultana MP / Twitter ]

Julian Assange exposed US crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. That’s why the US wants to punish him and send a message to all journalists: Expose the truth and you’ll be made to regret it. Priti Patel must stand-up for freedom of speech and refuse his extradition.

20.04.2022 - 07:14 [ Johannes Lichdi / Twitter ]

haben eigentlich die amerikaner & briten ihre neuesten panzer und kampfflugzeuge an die #ukraine geliefert?

@Team_Stollberg
@peterhense
@MartinWaltherDD
@StefanScharf_DD

19.04.2022 - 20:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Sorry… now back to the war: Boris offers MPs an apology but STILL refuses to call rule-breaking No10 gathering a party before moving swiftly onto Ukraine – as rebel Tory Mark Harper says he is ’no longer worthy of the great office that he holds‘

– The Prime Minister said sorry with ‚full humility‘ over the £50 fixed-penalty notice he received last week
– But in the same breath he claimed ignorance of his own Covid rules over June 2020 event in No10
– Told MPs ‚It did not occur to me then or subsequently that gathering … could amount to a breach of the rules‘

13.04.2022 - 07:49 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson’s ‘partygate’ fine will see him punished at the ballot box

According to a snap poll by YouGov, 57 per cent of British adults think Mr Johnson should resign for breaching the Covid rules. The same proportion also now want his Treasury protege to follow suit.

The Chancellor will be especially disheartened to discover that while 25 per cent of Tory voters want rid of Mr Johnson, the figure rises to 30 per cent when it comes to his own future in the party.

13.04.2022 - 07:41 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Rishi Sunak ‚had to be talked out of resigning over Partygate penalty because it would have pressured PM do the same‘ – while Sue Gray report on scandal ‚will be published next week and will NOT make comfortable reading‘ amid fears of MORE fines for Boris

Boris Johnson may face more woe over the coming days, amid claims Sue Gray’s report into the Partygate scandal is due next week and ‚will not make comfortable reading‘ – potentially even leading to more fines.

The Met revealed on Tuesday that at least 30 more fixed penalty notices were issued over the saga, with a spokesman for Number 10 confirming Mr Johnson, his wife Carrie and Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be among the recipients.

13.04.2022 - 06:38 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson lehnt Rücktritt trotz Strafe ab

Scotland Yard hatte wegen mehrerer Partys am Regierungssitz während der Coronavirus-Ausgangssperren in den Jahren 2020 und 2021 Ermittlungen aufgenommen. Der Premier, dessen Beliebtheit nach dem Skandal stark gesunken war, hatte sich im Jänner vor den Abgeordneten entschuldigt, einen Rücktritt jedoch ausgeschlossen und auf die Ergebnisse der polizeilichen Ermittlungen verwiesen.

11.04.2022 - 00:00 [ Junge Welt ]

London macht die Drecksarbeit

Seit Jahren bemüht sich das Vereinigte Königreich, Assange zu zermürben. Entscheidung zur US-Auslieferung erwartet

10.04.2022 - 23:41 [ Junge Welt ]

USA gegen Julian Assange: Jedes Mittel recht

Dabei geht es einerseits laut der Aussagen geschützter Zeugen um eine Person, die für die Sicherheitsabteilung der Firma Las Vegas Sands gearbeitet hat. In dieser Position soll sie Mittelsmann für die Weiterleitung der Informationen zwischen UC Global und der CIA gewesen sein. Zudem verlangt das Gericht die Identität der Besitzer von IP-Adressen zu erfahren, die von den USA aus auf den Server im UC Global Hauptquartier in Spanien zugegriffen haben. Zum derzeitigen Zustand Assanges erklärte Martínez, der den Inhaftierten vor dem Interview am 27. März in Belmarsh besucht hatte: »Er ist geistig und körperlich sehr schwach. Um es deutlich zu sagen, er ist am Ende.«

10.04.2022 - 11:24 [ anews.com.tr ]

Zelensky reiterates embargo demands for Russian oil and gas

„Ukraine does not have time to wait. Freedom does not have time to wait. When tyranny launches aggression against everything that keeps peace in Europe, action must be taken immediately. It is necessary to act in a principled fashion,“ he said.

„And the oil embargo should be the first step. At the level of all democracies, the whole civilized world. Then Russia will feel it. Then it will be an argument for them – to seek peace, to stop pointless violence.“

10.04.2022 - 10:15 [ Al Jazeera ]

Pakistan: Key players behind PM Imran Khan’s removal

The brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif – who has been disqualified from ever again running for office and is currently in exile in Britain – Shehbaz is the main candidate to replace Khan.

10.04.2022 - 02:24 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

UK and partners to step up economic pressure on Russia – Johnson

He said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday in Kyiv that it is necessary to provide all kinds of support to Ukraine and together with partners we will increase economic pressure, and we will intensify sanctions against Russia every week.

09.04.2022 - 07:38 [ theGuardian.com ]

Germany will stop importing Russian gas ‘very soon’, says Olaf Scholz

The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has said his country is doing all it can to wean itself off Russian energy, but declined to endorse a claim by Boris Johnson that it would stop importing Russian gas by the middle of 2024.

09.04.2022 - 07:19 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kanzler zu Besuch in London: Scholz und Johnson bekunden Einigkeit

Scholz kündigte an, dass Deutschland noch in diesem Jahr die Importe von russischem Öl stoppen werde. Selbst Großbritanniens Premier Boris Johnson sprang seinem Gast bei, als er sagte, es sollten doch die großen Schritte bedacht werden, die die Europäische Union, die Deutschland bereits unternommen hätten, um sich von der Abhängigkeit zu lösen. „Großbritannien importiert lediglich einen kleinen Teil des verbrauchten Gases aus Russland. Die mit Abstand größten Lieferanten sind Norwegen und Konzerne, die in der britischen Nordsee Gas fördern.“

27.03.2022 - 20:58 [ Transparenztext.de ]

Geboosterte teils vierfach so häufig infiziert als Ungeimpfte – UKHSA stoppt Berichterstattung

Nach Public Health Scotland stoppt nun auch die UKHSA die Berichterstattung englischer Daten aus der Bevölkerung zu Neuinfektionen, Notaufnahmen und Todesfällen. Ab 1. April 2022 gibt UKHSA keine vergleichbaren Fallraten je 100.000 nach Impfstatus mehr heraus. Die Fallraten konterkarieren offensichtlich die nationale Impfstrategie.

In allen 7 Altersgruppen von 18-80plus Jahren, die von einer Allgemeinen Impfpflicht betroffen wären, sind die Geboosterten aktuell zwischen 2,5fach bis 4,7fach so häufig neuinfiziert. Wie kann eine Impfpflicht in Deutschland bei diesen hochwertigen Vergleichszahlen aus UK ungeprüft weiter gefordert werden?

25.03.2022 - 15:36 [ TKP.at ]

UK-Desaster: 92 Prozent der Covid-Toten geimpft

Die britische Regierung sieht aber keinen Zusammenhang. Noch immer heißt es im Bericht auf Seite 38 „die Rate der Krankenhauseinweisungen wesentlich höher bei ungeimpften als bei geimpften Personen“.

Die Aufschlüsselung der Todesopfer zeigt etwas ganz anderes: 92 Prozent der Menschen, die mit Covid gestorben sind, sind geimpft.

Quelle, Seite 43.

72 Prozent, also 3.687 von 5.084 Opfern, sind auch geboostert. Es ist wichtig zu betonen, dass die meisten der Verstorbenen sehr betagt sind, deren Tod nicht an Covid gelegen haben muss. 401 Personen waren ungeimpft.

19.03.2022 - 11:55 [ Transparenztest.de ]

Public Health Scotland: Mehr Todesfälle bei Geimpften wie bei Ungeimpften

Wichtig: Die nachfolgenden hier dargestellten rohen Fallraten berücksichtigen
bereits die unterschiedlichen Impfquoten. Die Daten werden je 1.000.000 angeben und können so direkt miteinander verglichen werden.

09.03.2022 - 16:16 [ Yahoo.com ]

UPDATE 5-Do not sabotage Iran deal with new conditions, West tells Russia

Iran’s top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani is due back in Vienna on Wednesday after unexpectedly returning to Tehran on Monday for consultations, an Iranian and a European official said.

07.03.2022 - 13:00 [ Researchgate.net ]

The „Snipers‘ Massacre“ on the Maidan in Ukraine

(September 2015)

Conference: Annual Meeting of American Political Science AssociationAt: San Francisco

The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. This mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a civil war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers and special police units on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments, the media, and many scholars. The Ukrainian government investigation identified members of the special company of Berkut as responsible for killings of the absolute majority of the protesters, but did not release any evidence in support, with the exception of videos of the massacre. The question is which side organized the “snipers’ massacre.” This paper is the first academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. It uses a theory of rational choice and a Weberian theory of instrumental rationality to examine actions of major actors both from the Yanukovych government, specifically various police and security forces, and the Maidan opposition, specifically its far right and oligarchic elements, during the massacre. The paper analyzes a large amount of evidence from different publicly available sources concerning this massacre and killings of specifics protestors. Qualitative content analysis includes the following data: about 1,500 videos and recordings of live internet and TV broadcasts from mass media and social media in different countries (some 150 Gigabytes) , news reports and social media posts by more than 100 journalists covering the massacre from Kyiv, some 5,000 photos, and nearly 30 gigabytes of publicly available radio intercepts of snipers and commanders from the special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine and Internal Troops, and Maidan massacre trial recordings. This study also employs field research on site of the massacre, eyewitness reports by both Maidan protesters and government special units commanders, statements by both former and current government officials, estimates of approximate ballistic trajectories, bullets and weapons used, and types of wounds among both protesters and the police. This study establishes a precise timeline for various events of the massacre, the locations of both the shooters and the government snipers, and the specific timeline and locations of nearly 50 protesters’ deaths. It also briefly analyzes other major cases of violence during and after the “Euromaidan.” This study includes two video appendixes. This academic investigation concludes that the massacre was a false flag operation, which was rationally planned and carried out with a goal of the overthrow of the government and seizure of power. It found various evidence of the involvement of an alliance of the far right organizations, specifically the Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, such as Fatherland. Concealed shooters and spotters were located in at least 20 Maidan-controlled buildings or areas. The various evidence that the protesters were killed from these locations include some 70 testimonies, primarily by Maidan protesters, several videos of “snipers” targeting protesters from these buildings, comparisons of positions of the specific protesters at the time of their killing and their entry wounds, and bullet impact signs. The study uncovered various videos and photos of armed Maidan “snipers” and spotters in many of these buildings. The paper presents implications of these findings for understanding the nature of the change of the government in Ukraine, the civil war in Donbas, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine.

07.03.2022 - 12:00 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Libyen-Krieg: Neue Sitzung der Schwachmächte im UNO-Sicherheitsrat

(22. März 2011)

Am 19.März, dem Tag des Angriffs von Frankreich, Großbritannien, Kanada, Italien und den USA auf Libyen, wurde in Moskau eine der erbärmlichsten Erklärungen in der russischen Geschichte veröffentlicht (Angriffskrieg gegen Libyen beginnt: Ticker). Das russische Außenministerium von Sergei Lawrow:

“In Moskau bedauern wir diese bewaffnete Intervention im Rahmen der UN Resolution 1973, die hastig beschlossen wurde.”

Die Weltöffentlichkeit konstatiert: Russlands Staatsführung ist ein Haufen Tölpel, dem – wenn er schon nicht lesen kann und deshalb nicht weiss was vor sich geht – selbst das Wort „Veto“ mit einem einfachen Armhochhalten schon zu viel ist. Das Gleiche gilt für die Atomschwachmacht China, deren leseunkundige kommunistische Staatspartei immerhin 1.3 Milliarden Menschen herumkommandiert. In der Parteizeitung „People´s Daily“ redete man sich heute nun selbst in ein Gewissen, was man nicht hat (1):

„Die blutgetränkten Gewitter, denen Irak seit acht Jahren unterzogen wurde und das unaussprechliche Leiden seines Volkes sind ein Spiegel und eine Warnung. Die militärischen Attacken auf Libyen, folgend den Kriegen in Afghanisten und Irak, sind das das dritte Mal, dass einige Länder bewaffnete Aktionen gegen souveräne Staaten gestartet haben. Es sollte augenscheinlich sein, dass jedes Mal, wenn militärische Mittel benutzt werden um Krisen zu begegnen, dies ein Schlag gegen die Charta der Vereinten Nationen und die Regeln der internationalen Beziehungen sind.“

Die Weltöffentlichkeit versteht: früher hiess es in China „Bombardiert das Hauptquartier“, letzten Freitag hiess es „Bombardiert Libyen“ und heute wieder anders herum. Mal sehen, zu was sich Chinas Staatsführung am Donnerstag entscheidet. Vielleicht der Einfachheit halber zu „Bombardiert irgendwas“.

07.03.2022 - 11:55 [ UN.org ]

Security Council Approves ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya, Authorizing ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Protect Civilians, by Vote of 10 in Favour with 5 Abstentions

(17 March 2011)

Adopting resolution 1973 (2011) by a vote of 10 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions (Brazil, China, Germany, India, Russian Federation), the Council authorized Member States, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under threat of attack in the country, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory — requesting them to immediately inform the Secretary-General of such measures.

27.02.2022 - 12:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Covid modelling that prompted first UK lockdown based on ‘inaccurate’ case numbers

On March 16 2020, Imperial College published its “Report 9” paper suggesting that failing to take action could overwhelm the NHS within weeks and result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Before the paper, the UK coronavirus strategy was to flatten the peak rather than suppress the wave, but after the modelling was made public, the Government made a rapid u-turn, which eventually led to lockdown on March 23.

27.02.2022 - 09:24 [ Tagesschau.de ]

SWIFT-Ausschluss einiger russischer Banken

Als Reaktion auf die russische Großoffensive in der Ukraine haben Deutschland, die USA, Frankreich, Kanada, Italien, Großbritannien und die EU-Kommission gemeinsam weitere Finanzsanktionen gegen Russland beschlossen. So werden all die russischen Banken, die bereits von der internationalen Gemeinschaft sanktioniert sind, vom internationalen Zahlungssystem SWIFT ausgeschlossen, teilte Regierungssprecher Steffen Hebestreit mit.

Soweit erforderlich, sollen weitere russische Banken dazukommen.

27.02.2022 - 09:16 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

Joint Statement on Further Restrictive Economic Measures: 26 February 2022

Specifically, we commit to undertake the following measures:

First, we commit to ensuring that selected Russian banks are removed from the SWIFT messaging system. This will ensure that these banks are disconnected from the international financial system and harm their ability to operate globally.

Second, we commit to imposing restrictive measures that will prevent the Russian Central Bank from deploying its international reserves in ways that undermine the impact of our sanctions.

Third, we commit to acting against the people and entities who facilitate the war in Ukraine and the harmful activities of the Russian government. Specifically, we commit to taking measures to limit the sale of citizenship—so called golden passports—that let wealthy Russians connected to the Russian government become citizens of our countries and gain access to our financial systems.

Fourth, we commit to launching this coming week a transatlantic task force that will ensure the effective implementation of our financial sanctions by identifying and freezing the assets of sanctioned individuals and companies that exist within our jurisdictions. As a part of this effort we are committed to employing sanctions and other financial and enforcement measures on additional Russian officials and elites close to the Russian government, as well as their families, and their enablers to identify and freeze the assets they hold in our jurisdictions. We will also engage other governments and work to detect and disrupt the movement of ill-gotten gains, and to deny these individuals the ability to hide their assets in jurisdictions across the world.

Finally, we will step up or coordination against disinformation and other forms of hybrid warfare.

23.02.2022 - 08:47 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Russian oligarchs threatened with ‚unprecedented‘ sanctions amid Ukraine crisis

Billionaires Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg and Igor Rotenberg identified for economic penalties by UK Government

21.02.2022 - 21:24 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Putin paves way to invade as he signs decree officially recognising independence of two rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine to let him send in troops to ‚defend them‘ – while Boris condemns move as ‚very ill omen and a very dark sign‘

– Vladimir Putin will recognise Ukraine’s eastern regions as independent and sign a degree to that effect shortly
– Move would pave the way for Russian troops to roll in, on basis of ‚defending‘ them against Ukrainian ‚threats‘
– Mr Johnson said Putin’s decision to recognise the two separatist Ukrainian republics was an ‚ill omen‘ and a ‚dark sign‘ that things are moving in the wrong direction
– Putin spoke after an hours-long meeting of Russia’s security council, with aides laying out the case for war
– Having spent days staging what are widely thought to be false flag attacks and blaming them on Kiev, Kremlin officials presented them as ‚evidence‘ that ethnic Russians are at risk of ‚genocide‘ and must be protected
– All eyes will now turn to Ukraine’s border regions, where Russian tanks have been spotted in ‚battle formation‘

21.02.2022 - 04:01 [ Mikhail Ulyanov, Representative of Russia Flag of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna / Twitter ]

In my view the deal will be finalised by the end of February.

19.02.2022 - 06:26 [ Transparenztest.de ]

UKHSA: Geboosterte bis zu dreimal so häufig infiziert wie Ungeimpfte

Die schwarzen Balken geben die Neuinfektion-Raten für dreifach Geimpfte an.

Die hellgrauen Balken geben die Raten für die nicht Geimpften an.

Beide Angaben sind auf je 100.000 dreifach Geimpfte bzw. nicht Geimpfte bezogen, weshalb die Impfquote keine Rolle spielt.

15.02.2022 - 05:29 [ Michael Fitzgibbon / Twitter ]

Technical point for my int’l friends: Trudeau is not “head-of-state,” he is “head-of-gov’t.” As a monarchy within the realm of the UK, Canada’s head-of-state is Elizabeth II, represented in-country by Governor-General Mary Simon. This explains why we have no liberty.

11.02.2022 - 08:45 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Dame Cressida Dick forced to quit Met Police after string of Scotland Yard scandals

But it comes after Scotland Yard has been rocked by multiple scandals in recent months, including the force’s handling of partygate, Sarah Everard’s murder and repeated claims of a culture of misogyny and racism.

11.02.2022 - 08:32 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dame Cressida Dick forced out of role as Met Police chief

Country’s most senior police officer says Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, ‚left her with no choice‘ but to quit

04.02.2022 - 08:24 [ PBS.org ]

U.S. intel suggests Russia is plotting false flag attack in Ukraine as pretext for invasion

(Feb 3, 2022)

The plan for the fake attack on Russian territory or Russian-speaking people was revealed in declassified intelligence shared with Ukrainian officials and European allies in recent days. It is the latest allegation by the U.S. and Britain that Russia is plotting to use a false pretext to go to war against Ukraine.

The White House in December accused Russia of developing a “false-flag” operation to create pretext for an invasion.

04.02.2022 - 07:15 [ iNews.co.uk ]

Rishi Sunak announcement: Every measure the Chancellor has unveiled to tackle the cost of living crisis today

Speaking to MPs in the Commons this morning, the Chancellor announced a £9bn support package of loans and tax relief, including a £200 energy rebate for every British household in October.

It comes as the energy regulator confirmed this morning that the price cap on energy bills for 22m households will jump by 54 per cent from April to about £2,000 a year because of soaring gas costs.

02.02.2022 - 03:30 [ Boris Johnson / Gov.uk ]

PM statement at Ukraine press conference: 1 February 2022

But we have to face a grim reality which is that as we stand here today Volodmyr, more than 100,000 Russian troops are gathering on your border in perhaps the biggest demonstration of hostility towards Ukraine in our lifetimes.

And the potential deployment dwarves the 30,000 troops Russia sent to invade Crimea in 2014. Since that time of course, as everybody knows, more than 13,000 Ukrainians have been killed and Ukraine has been plunged into nearly a decade of war.

It goes without saying that a further Russian invasion of Ukraine would be a political disaster, a humanitarian disaster, in my view would also be, for Russia, for the world, a military disaster as well. And the potential invasion completely flies in the face of President Putin’s claims to be acting in the interest of the Ukrainian people.

31.01.2022 - 05:34 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

U-turn on mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS and social care workers

Mandatory Covid jabs for NHS and social care workers are set to be scrapped, The Telegraph can reveal, after warnings of crippling staff shortages if the plan went ahead.

Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, will on Monday meet fellow ministers on the Covid-Operations Cabinet committee to rubber stamp the decision on the about-turn.

29.01.2022 - 17:27 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

No passport, no problem! Clubbers enjoy end of Plan B restrictions by hitting the dancefloors in England without needing Covid passes or masks for first time

– Thousands of clubbers make the most of the end of Plan B restrictions in England for wild Friday night parties

27.01.2022 - 08:39 [ Spiked ]

Freedom at last

At the stroke of midnight, England became the freest country in Europe. From today, there’s no more mandatory masks, no more Covid passports and no more government guidance to work from home. The ‘Plan B’ restrictions have been allowed to expire.

That’s worth savouring for a moment.

25.01.2022 - 15:26 [ Andrew Jacobs / Twitter ]

He’s still there because the Conservative party has no obvious credible replacement for him. I wonder if the 1922 committee already has the number of letters required for a no confidence vote but is sitting on it’s hands until the party has decided who they want to get behind?

25.01.2022 - 15:21 [ @FineLineDubai / Twitte ]

What’s the point of the Met Police investigating the No 10 Parties? Everyone knows Cressida Dick is biased in favour of Boris Johnson. We all know the truth won’t be told and justice will not be delivered. Another example of corruption & a waste of everyone’s time.

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25.01.2022 - 15:17 [ nicki / Twitter ]

Partygate report to be delayed for WEEKS because of police probe: Met chief announces criminal investigation as ‚upset‘ Cabinet minister refuses to defend Boris’s birthday party (so has Cressida done PM a FAVOUR?)

25.01.2022 - 14:51 [ BBC ]

Police to investigate Downing Street lockdown parties

Commissioner Cressida Dick said they were looking into „potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations“ in Downing Street and Whitehall since 2020.

25.01.2022 - 14:45 [ ORF.at ]

Partys in Downing Street: Polizei leitet Ermittlungen ein

So sollen Kollegen von Regierungsmitarbeitern mit der Veröffentlichung kompromittierenden Materials in der Presse bedroht und eingeschüchtert worden sein, sagte Wragg dem „Telegraph“. Damit solle ein parteiinternes Misstrauensvotum verhindert werden. Die Parteimitglieder hätten erklärtermaßen oder mutmaßlich eine Abstimmung über die Parteiführung des Premierministers angestrebt.

24.01.2022 - 15:43 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

No 10 police give ‚extremely damning‘ evidence to Sue Gray over ‚partygate‘

The statements, described by one source as “extremely damning”, are expected to form a key part of Ms Gray’s report, which is due to be published within days.

The senior civil servant has also spoken to the Prime Minister, civil servants and political advisers, and accessed security pass logs and even Boris Johnson’s official diary.

Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s former chief aide turned hostile adversary, will be interviewed by Ms Gray on Monday, according to report

24.01.2022 - 15:36 [ Independent.co.uk ]

MPs subjected to ‘blackmail’ as Boris Johnson fights for political life, claims senior Tory

Senior Conservative William Wragg sensationally revealed that he had received reports of Johnson loyalists threatening to place smear stories in the press about Tories considering declarations of no confidence in the prime minister.

And he said that MPs had told him of warnings that investment in their constituencies would be at risk if they failed to back Mr Johnson in battle to save his political life.

24.01.2022 - 15:13 [ Jewish Chronicle ]

He too once ruled supreme. So what lessons does Bibi have for Boris?

The British PM is discovering that his supporters are not quite as loyal as Netanyahu’s

24.01.2022 - 13:54 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Julian Assange fiancee Stella Moris speaking outside court after todays victory: „Today we won – but Julian continues to suffer – Julian must be freed“

24.01.2022 - 13:48 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Julian Assange can appeal to Supreme Court over US extradition, High Court rules

If today’s ruling went against Assange, he would not be able to appeal to the Supreme Court, and the extradition request would be sent to home secretary Priti Patel for approval.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, said Assange could go to the Supreme Court itself and ask to bring the appeal.

23.01.2022 - 15:56 [ Transparenztest ]

UKHSA: Geboosterte häufiger infiziert als Ungeimpfte

Aktuelle Daten der Britischen Gesundheitsbehörde UKHSA vom 20. Januar zeigen:

Doppelt Geimpfte infizieren sich häufiger als nicht Geimpfte in 7 von 8 Altersgruppen. Bei den 18-69 Jährigen sind es sogar zweimal so viele doppelt Geimpfte wie nicht Geimpfte.

Dreifach Geimpfte infizieren sich in 6 von 8 Altersgruppen häufiger als Ungeimpfte.

Omikron hat den Trend offensichtlich nochmals verstärkt.

22.01.2022 - 18:22 [ Elisa / Twitter ]

NHS staff throw their uniforms at Downing Street #londonprotest #DoNotComply

22.01.2022 - 18:15 [ @LandoFree / Twitter ]

Protests in #UK #England #London January 22, 2022

#NoGreenCard
#NoVaccineMandates
#NoVaccinePassports

#WeWillAllBeThere

BUT protests w/o disobedience will go nowhere.

STOP complying!
No masks! No tests! No vax!

22.01.2022 - 14:43 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

New Spycatcher affair at the BBC as Government scrambles for gagging order to stop story the broadcaster insists is ‚overwhelmingly in the public interest‘

The BBC declined to comment on the details of the story, but told the Telegraph that its reporting was in the public interest.

A BBC spokesman said: ‚The Attorney General has issued proceedings against the BBC with a view to obtaining an injunction to prevent publication of a proposed BBC news story.

22.01.2022 - 14:00 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Boris Johnson is unfit for office‘: Ex- Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson takes aim at the PM and warns he is in a ‚perilous situation‘ with growing ‚fatigue‘ among MPs amid Partygate scandal

Tory peer Ruth Davidson, who successfully campaigned against Scottish independence in 2014 and quit frontline politics five years later, said the Prime Minister is in a ‘perilous situation’ ahead of Sue Gray’s report into the lockdown party scandal.

In an interview with The Times, the former MSP said that she would have already submitted her letter of no-confidence in Mr Johnson to the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers if she were a Member of Parliament.

She also warned that Mr Johnson’s authority was teetering in part because of a growing ‘fatigue’ within the party ‘for the amount of drama that has been emanating from No10’ over allegations of lockdown-busting gatherings across government.

22.01.2022 - 13:43 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Scotland Yard to meet with William Wragg over Downing Street blackmail claims

Scotland Yard will meet with a leading rebel Conservative to discuss claims of threats and blackmail of backbenchers by government whips early next week, The Telegraph can disclose.

A detective from the Metropolitan Police will meet with William Wragg, a senior Tory MP who first raised the concerns, to discuss the allegations, including threats to withdraw investments from constituents.

22.01.2022 - 13:38 [ theGuardian.com ]

About a dozen Tory MPs said to have accused party whips of blackmail

“It is illegal. We are meant to operate as MPs without fear or favour. The allocation of taxpayer funding to constituencies should be according to need, not according to the need to keep the prime minister in his job.”

He described the government’s levelling up fund as “an open opportunity for government ministers to corruptly hand out money to some MPs and not to others”.

21.01.2022 - 00:05 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Government whips and advisers ’not above the law‘ says Speaker, after claims rebel MPs were ‚blackmailed‘

William Wragg, the chairman of a scrutiny committee, claimed several Tories who oppose Boris Johnson had been subjected to „pressures and intimidation“ in the wake of the Downing Street party scandal.

Downing Street staff, special advisers and government ministers had sought to encourage „embarrassing“ stories in the media about those who no longer back the Johnson premiership, Mr Wragg alleged.

20.01.2022 - 06:32 [ Express.co.uk ]

David Davis delivers killer blow – Boris to be ‚dragged kicking and screaming‘ from post

In an interview with the Telegraph, he said: „Boris will not leave Number 10 unless he’s dragged out kicking and screaming.

Mr Davis’s criticisms and Mr Wakeford’s defection come as Mr Johnson fights to save his premiership after admitting he attended a Downing Street garden party during the first lockdown.

Reflecting on his decision to publically criticise the Prime Minister, Mr Davis said: „I’ve just made myself the most unpopular person in the Tory party. Well, the second most unpopular.

20.01.2022 - 06:26 [ Spiked ]

Boris has blown it – Voters are tired of being taken for fools.

The real kicker came this week when he said that he expected someone else to tell him whether the ‘bring your own booze’ garden party on 20 May 2020 was within the rules or not. At the height of strict lockdown. When it was illegal to meet more than one person outdoors. To say he takes the rest of us for fools is to put it mildly.

20.01.2022 - 06:21 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

Johnson and a challenge. Shoot at the elephant and miss, and it may trample the jungle for a year.

To make his own decision about whether Britain should leave the EU, Boris Johnson drafted two different columns for the Daily Telegraph: one for, one against.

By this means, he hoped to find out which case was the better, perhaps taking his cue from Auden: “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”

I will be more economical, and put the case for and against the Prime Minister in a single article. Since this is ConservativeHome, the conservative case – in the sense of hanging on to what we’ve got – will get the last word.

20.01.2022 - 06:19 [ Mark Wallace / Twitter ]

The Wakeford defection is a really interesting one in its conflicting effects. Obviously very bad for the PM overall. Counterintuitively useful to him in the extremely short term, in that it threatens to taint wider rebellion against him with suggestions of Labourism and betrayal

20.01.2022 - 05:50 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson comes out ahead of Pork Pie plotters with big slice of good Covid news

There were signs last night of a dying down of the plot — named after more than a dozen MPs met in the office of Alicia Kearns, whose Rutland and Melton seat is the home of pork pie making.

The rebels were still short of gathering the 54 letters needed to be sent to backbench 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady in order to trigger a vote of no confidence in the PM.

19.01.2022 - 20:18 [ iNews.co.uk ]

What is a no confidence vote? How many letters are needed to force vote on Boris Johnson and what happens next

A Tory leadership challenge would be triggered if 15 per cent of Tory MPs write to the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee saying they no longer have confidence in Mr Johnson.

There were 360 Tory MPs – before Christian Wakeford defected to Labour – meaning that 54 need to submit a letter to prompt a confidence vote.

The 1922 Committee keeps the number who have submitted letters a closely guarded secret, but MPs are free to make public if they have done so.

19.01.2022 - 20:16 [ UK Parliament / Youtube ]

Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) – 19 January 2022

Prime Minister’s Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister.

19.01.2022 - 20:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

David Davis tells Boris Johnson ‘in the name of God, go’ at chaotic PMQs

The former Brexit secretary said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. So I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear, Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain: ‘You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.’”

19.01.2022 - 06:24 [ Against Vaccine Passports / Twitter ]

This Saturday 22nd January 40 countries, 153 cities Taking a stand for freedom We will have AVP Reps in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff, Truro.. See you there Erhobene Hände #NoVaccinePassports

19.01.2022 - 05:27 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Rebel MPs plot to oust Boris Johnson, as Covid ‘Plan B’ restrictions to be scrapped

Details of ‘pork pie plot’ among Tories first elected in 2019 emerge as PM prepares to drop work from home guidance and Covid passports

19.01.2022 - 04:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

D-day for Boris as dozens of newly elected and Red Wall MPs threaten to trigger vote of no confidence TODAY with letters handed in after PMQs after group launched ‚Pork Pie Plot‘ to force him out following his car-crash interview

Fifty-four is the number required to trigger a vote, and while it is unclear how close the plotters are to reaching that figure, such discussions among so many MPs represents a worry for Mr Johnson.

Seven letters are known to have gone in already, but the process is designed to be secret and more may have been received by chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

19.01.2022 - 04:43 [ Mirror,co,uk ]

‚Pork Pie Plot‘ to ditch Boris Johnson as 20 Tory MPs submit no confidence letters

More than a dozen Tory MPs who were elected at the 2019 election met at Westminster to conspire over Boris Johnson’s future, The Mirror understands. The PM has been accused of lying to the House of Commons

19.01.2022 - 04:36 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson verheddert sich in „Lügen“-Debatte

Im Zuge der Enthüllungen werden die Rufe nach Johnsons Rücktritt immer lauter – auch in den eigenen Reihen. Johnson und zahlreiche Kabinettsmitglieder weichen Fragen darüber aus. Sie verweisen auf eine interne Ermittlung der hochrangigen Beamtin Sue Gray. Zunächst sollten die Ergebnisse abgewartet werden, sagte Finanzminister Rishi Sunak am Dienstag. Er glaube Johnson.

17.01.2022 - 03:49 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson grilled by Sue Gray over Downing Street parties as Tory anger boils over

One Tory MP said that they had written a letter of no confidence that would be submitted to the 1922 Committee once Ms Gray’s report was completed, and claimed that six other MPs would do likewise.

In a sign of the suspicion sweeping the parliamentary party, it is claimed that Tory whips have been monitoring the approach to the 1922 committee chairman’s office to see who submits letters.

15.01.2022 - 19:24 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Our acceptance of a mass lock-in is more dangerous than any party

Let’s put aside for the moment the immediate furore over Boris Johnson’s future and the further flood of Downing Street festivity stories which may not be finished yet. We need to ask the question that must, given what has prevailed in our lives for the past two years, be most serious. How on earth did we get to a point where events and decisions which would once have been regarded as commonplace, even virtuous – an employer expressing good wishes to staff at a party, a child embracing elderly grandparents, a relative making regular visits to a dying hospital patient – became illegal?

14.01.2022 - 12:05 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

England ‚WILL scrap Covid passes and WFH at the end of the month’ because they are ‚hard to justify‘ now that Omicron is subsiding — with masks on trains and in shops the only curb left

Currently, people in England need to show proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow to enter large events and nightclubs.

A Whitehall source told the newspaper: ‚There was always a very high threshold for the policy and it looks increasingly likely in a couple of weeks that threshold won’t be met. The way cases are going it will be hard to justify renewing.‘

13.01.2022 - 10:24 [ @VinysBack / Twitter ]

Im guessing whitty and most of SAGE will disappear too they where only safe whilst Boris was P.M. Van-Tam is sensing the end of the Boris Johnson regime it will be like rats jumping ship now !

#BorisResign #BorisOut #BorisJohnson #BorisMustGo

13.01.2022 - 10:20 [ talkRADIO / Twitter ]

BREAKING: England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam will be leaving his role, according to sources.

13.01.2022 - 10:07 [ MSN.com ]

Boris Johnson no-confidence letters: Which Tory MPs have written to 1922 committee to force leadership contest

A number of Tory MPs have submitted letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson, seeking to trigger a Conservative leadership election.

A rebellion within the Conservative Party was triggered on Wednesday when Mr Johnson issued a partial apology over a “bring your own booze” event held in Downing Street during lockdown.

13.01.2022 - 09:55 [ ORF.at ]

Namhafte Torys revoltieren gegen Johnson

Diskutiert wurde unter den Abgeordneten auch, Stimmen mit der Forderung nach einem Misstrauensvotum gegen Johnson zu sammeln. Die notwendige Schwelle liegt bei 54. Berichten zufolge sind bisher etwa 25 Briefe dazu eingegangen. Irritationen verursachte bei den Abgeordneten auch, dass Johnson nach seinem Entschuldigungsauftritt im Unterhaus weniger zerknirscht wirkte als in der Öffentlichkeit.

13.01.2022 - 09:27 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Tories will be buried if they ignore the real lessons behind Boris’s fall

Truss, Sunak or whoever comes next must harness the angry anti-establishment mood of centre-Right voters or be swept away by a Labour Party promising, however implausibly, that it is “time for change”. The next leader will need to make good on the promise of Brexit, not merely on its legalities. They cannot keep going with Johnson’s idiotic war on his own supporters, his green fundamentalism, profligate extravagance and gimmicky levelling-up that will achieve nothing but waste billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.

11.01.2022 - 20:53 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson will not resign, says minister as pressure grows over Downing Street party email

Boris Johnson will not resign, a minister insisted on Tuesday, as pressure continued to grow over an email inviting more than 100 people to drinks at Downing Street at the height of the first lockdown.

The email was sent by Martin Reynolds, Mr Johnson’s Principal Private Secretary, and emerged on Monday night.

11.01.2022 - 20:39 [ Transparenztest.de ]

UKHSA Update: Pandemie der Geimpften bei Neuinfektionen

Seit Monaten zeigen die offiziellen Daten des Britischen UK Health Security Agency UKHSA (vormals Public Health England PHE): Keine „Vorteile“ der Geimpften bei Neuinfektionen.

In 7 von 8 Altersgruppen infizieren sich Doppel Geimpfte häufiger als Ungeimpfte. In 6 Altersgruppen davon sehr deutlich. In den 4 Altersgruppen zwischen 18-59 Jahren liegt der Unterschiedsfaktor bei über 2, in den mittleren teils bei 2,5.

07.01.2022 - 15:22 [ TKP,at ]

Studie bestätigt deutliche Übersterblichkeit durch Covid-Impfungen

In den Auswertungen, der von den Statistikbehörden gemeldeten Sterbezahlen, ist bei einer Reihe von Ländern wie UK, Deutschland, Israel oder Österreich im Jahr 2021 gegenüber 2020 Übersterblichkeit erkennbar.

Dies wird nun auch durch eine Studie bestätigt, die als Preprint in Researchgate veröffentlicht wurde.

Die Autoren haben in den europäischen und israelischen Daten festgestellt, dass die COVID-Impfung 0-5 Wochen nach der Impfung mit einer erhöhten Sterblichkeit einhergeht. In der Zeit von 6-20 Wochen nach der Impfung ist eine geringere Sterblichkeit zu erkennen.

07.01.2022 - 15:18 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

US-Versicherer berichtet von 40 Prozent Übersterblichkeit

„Seit längerer Zeit schon ist eine erhöhte Sterblichkeit parallel zu den Impfkampagnen zu beobachten“, schreibt der Blog tkp.at des österreichischen Kollegen Dr. Peter F. Mayer, der die Geschichte aus den USA als Erster im deutschsprachigen Internet vermeldete (zumindest habe ich sie dort zuerst gefunden). Auch in Deutschland stieg die Übersterblichkeit im Herbst dramatisch an, wie ich gerade berichtete. Auf Nachfragen dazu antwortete die Bundesregierung am Mittwoch auf der Bundespressekonferenz erneut ausweichend.

07.01.2022 - 09:30 [ Sky.com ]

COVID-19: More than 13,000 women report changes to periods after having vaccine but experts say fertility not affected

(7 July 2021)

The number of women reporting changes to their menstrual cycle linked to having a COVID vaccine has risen to 13,000.

The figure has increased from around 4,000 women last month.

04.01.2022 - 17:30 [ Kreml ]

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races

The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.

We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons – for as long as they continue to exist – should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war. We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.

04.01.2022 - 17:23 [ Weißes Haus ]

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races

The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.

We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons—for as long as they continue to exist—should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war. We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.

26.12.2021 - 08:36 [ Standard.co.uk ]

One in 5 women in survey said menstrual cycles changed after Covid jab

(05 December 2021)

One in five women who took part in a survey said their menstrual cycles were affected after they received a covid jab, UK researchers have revealed.

However there was no evidence of the vaccine causing long-term disruption to their periods or affecting their fertility.

26.12.2021 - 08:27 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Group to Research Link Between Menstrual Changes and COVID Vaccines

30.09.2021)

The medical establishment could not explain the phenomenon or associate it with the vaccination, among other things because irregular menstruation is common and influenced by many factors. It is usually not considered exceptional. However, the mounting complaints and increased concern women were showing over taking the shots due to the phenomenon, has spurred the medical community to look into the matter. Preliminary research has been published in Britain and the United States, and the U.S. government has allocated $1.67 million for research on the subject.

26.12.2021 - 08:22 [ Sky.com ]

COVID-19: More than 13,000 women report changes to periods after having vaccine but experts say fertility not affected

(7 July 2021)

The number of women reporting changes to their menstrual cycle linked to having a COVID vaccine has risen to 13,000.

The figure has increased from around 4,000 women last month.

26.12.2021 - 07:59 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Women say they are having heavier and more painful PERIODS since getting their COVID-19 vaccines – as several claim it has also messed up their monthly cycle

(7 April 2021)

In February, officials looked at nearly 7,000 reactions reported to the agency’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

They found that nearly 80 percent of the reactions were reported by women, making them four times more likely to report a side effect than men.

This held true whether they were receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna vaccine, and is despite the fact that women are less likely to fall severely ill from COVID-19 than men are.

26.12.2021 - 06:31 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

Myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination: clinical management guidance for healthcare professionals

(Updated 7 December 2021)

Background to myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination and guidelines:

– this is a rare condition following vaccination (see the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) weekly summary for the latest data)
– most patients who develop symptoms do so within a week of vaccination
– most patients who develop symptoms have usually been vaccinated with a mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna)
– myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination is usually mild or stable and most patients typically recover fully without medical treatment
– myocarditis – a very small number of those with this condition have been admitted to hospital. In 2 studies from the US [footnote 1] [footnote 2], significant left ventricular (LV) fibrosis has been described in a high percentage of those children admitted to hospital, with a small percentage of these having non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT)
. no long-term follow-up data is available yet on hospitalised patients

21.12.2021 - 14:18 [ theNewAmerican.com ]

Could Contaminated COVID-19 Tests Help Spread the Virus?

(06.04.2020)

Imagine that you are not carrying the virus, but you go in for testing and leave carrying the virus.

The Telegraph report stated that it is “not clear” how the tests were contaminated.

21.12.2021 - 14:09 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Coronavirus testing effort hampered by kits contaminated with Covid-19: Traces of the virus were detected in parts due for delivery from overseas in the coming day

(30.04.2020)

One of the suppliers – the Luxembourg-based firm Eurofins – sent an email on Monday morning to government laboratories in the UK warning that a delivery of key components called “probes and primers” had been contaminated with coronavirus and would be delayed.

The firm admitted there had been “an issue” and insisted other private providers had suffered the same problem.

19.12.2021 - 15:40 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

Led by Jeremy Corbyn, the British Left Opposes Vaccine Mandates as Anti-Worker and Repressive

Unfortunately for the liberal-left which has constructed this manipulative and coercive framework, this now requires that the term “anti-vax” be applied to one of the international left’s most beloved political figures: former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. They must also now apply this term of shame to the most admired left-wing members of the British Parliament along with leading trade unions in the UK. That is because the British Left — not just Corbyn and leftist MPs but also leading labor unions — have united to emphatically oppose vaccine mandates and vaccines passports on the ground that 1) it is immoral and profoundly anti-worker to fire health care front-line workers and other workers for refusing a vaccine they have not been convinced is safe and effective, and 2) persuasion is a far more effective and ethical means of administering public health policy than coercion, dictate and punishment.

19.12.2021 - 13:57 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

UK – Scotland – Glasgow [Dec 18, 2021] Huge protest in #Glasgow against vax mandates & passports!

18.12.2021 - 16:17 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

UK – England – London [Dec 18, 2021] Massive protest against the vax passport at the #londonprotest

15.12.2021 - 14:49 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tory rebellion takes aim at the ‚epidemic of fear‘

What is the point of conservatism, asked one MP after another, if not to draw the line somewhere?

15.12.2021 - 05:07 [ .Researchgate.net ]

Latest statistics on England mortality data suggest systematic mis-categorisation of vaccine status and uncertain effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccination

(December 2021)

At first glance the ONS data suggest that, in each of the older age groups, all-cause mortality is lower in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated. Despite this apparent evidence to support vaccine effectiveness-at least for the older age groups-on closer inspection of this data, this conclusion is cast into doubt because of a range of fundamental inconsistencies and anomalies in the data. Whatever the explanations for the observed data, it is clear that it is both unreliable and misleading. While socio-demographical and behavioural differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated have been proposed as possible explanations, there is no evidence to support any of these. By Occam’s razor we believe the most likely explanations are systemic miscategorisation of deaths between the different categories of unvaccinated and vaccinated; delayed or non-reporting of vaccinations; systemic underestimation of the proportion of unvaccinated; and/or incorrect population selection for Covid deaths.

15.12.2021 - 04:19 [ Sky.com ]

Boris Johnson told he’s in ’some danger‘ after large rebellion by 100 Tory MPs over COVID passes in England

„Now the prime minister has really got to think very carefully about how he’s going to reset his performance to actually govern with a united party, because we all know what happens to disunited parties,“ he told Sky News.

„He’s got to now be in some danger and he’s got to realise that, because if he doesn’t realise that, then he will be in much bigger danger.“

15.12.2021 - 04:08 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MPs are losing their marbles over Omicron…we must remain serene like the Queen

Government scientific advisers are issuing blood-curdling warnings, again, about the NHS being overwhelmed.

There is overblown talk of life-or-death decisions on desolate ­wards emptied of afflicted staff.

Of new nationwide closures and a furlough.

And politicians themselves are falling like nine-pins.

14.12.2021 - 22:47 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris is hit with HUGE revolt and warned a leadership challenge is ‚on the cards‘ as 99 Tory MPs – nearly half his backbenchers – vote against Covid passes slating his ‚hysterical‘ Omicron projections and leaving him relying on Labour support

– Boris Johnson hit with biggest revolt as PM, with 99 Tories opposing Plan B move to bring in Covid passes
– PM only managed to get his key restrictions through with Labour support despite pleas over Omicron threat
– Some MPs condemned the proposals as ‚Nazi-style‘ while others feared ’softening up‘ for more curbs to come
– Claims that bars could see numbers limited or even shut for New Year to halt the spread of the Covid variant
– Whitehall officials have drawn up proposals to limit numbers in pubs and restaurants or close them down

14.12.2021 - 22:34 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson suffers huge rebellion as 99 Tory MPs vote against Covid passports

The new measures passed the Commons thanks to the support of Labour, but the PM’s attempts to quell a rebellion on his own backbenches failed as a large number of his MPs defied the whip to vote against him on the issue of the passes.

13.12.2021 - 09:41 [ Transparenztest.de ]

Britische Zahlen widersprechen Pandemie der Ungeimpften: Mehr Geimpfte als Ungeimpfte infiziert

Gestützt wird das Narrativ „Pandemie der Ungeimpften“ durch Infektionsraten mittels getrennter Zahlen für Geimpfte und Ungeimpfte bei Neuinfektionen, Krankenhaus und Todesfälle. In den deutschen Statistiken fallen diese immer stark zugunsten der Geimpften aus.

Doch stimmen die Zahlen wirklich, welche Zählweisen und Definitionen kommen zum Einsatz und wird in allen Institutionen wirklich überall gleich gezählt? Gibt es überhaupt eine korrekt und vollständig erhobene Datengrundlage?

10.12.2021 - 16:55 [ Peter Hitchens ]

The British government must not permit the extradition of Julian Assange to the USA. The case is clearly political, and to surrender him to the US penal system would be to declare ourselves a vassal state of the USA, not a sovereign nation. Johnson surely knows this.

10.12.2021 - 15:52 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Julian Assange faces extradition after US government wins High Court case

The High Court was previously told that blocking Assange’s removal due to his mental health risks „rewarding fugitives for their flight“.

James Lewis QC, for the US, said the district judge based her decision on Assange’s „intellectual ability to circumvent suicide preventative measures“, which risked becoming a „trump card“ for anyone who wanted to oppose their extradition regardless of any resources the other state might have.

05.12.2021 - 10:07 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

UK – Scotland – Edinburgh [Dec 4, 2021] Even in the freezing cold, thousands say NO to Vax mandates & passports!

05.12.2021 - 09:26 [ theGuardian.com ]

Jailed for 51 weeks for protesting? Britain is becoming a police state by stealth

(01.12.2021)

The government’s back-door amendments to the policing bill are tyrannical. We should be on the streets in our millions

05.12.2021 - 09:17 [ Noodles / Twitter ]

Great turn out in #York yesterday #wedonotcomply

#FreedomRally #westandwithaustralia #wedonotcomply #YORKSHIRE

05.12.2021 - 09:14 [ Tke Media / Twitter ]

Scenes At The Worldwide Freedom Rally/ The North Unites March In York, England. As People March Against Further Restrictions, & Vaccination Passports

#yorkprotest #York #UK #Highlights #worldwidefreedomrally #VaccinePassports #antilockdown #yorkmarch #YorkDemo #thenorthunites

05.12.2021 - 09:05 [ YorkPress.co.uk ]

‚We’re not anti-vaxxers!‘ So why did Covid protesters march today?

(04.12.2021)

Many of the hundreds of people who gathered in York for today’s protest march – organised by The North Unites – insisted they were not ‚anti-vaxx‘.

They said they just think that getting vaccinated should be a matter of choice – and that the Covid vaccines have been rushed into use without the proper clinical trials being completed.

01.12.2021 - 19:29 [ Wikipedia ]

Center for Countering Digital Hate

Originally called Stop Funding Fake News, the campaign asks advertisers to stop placing ads on web sites it argues are spreading misinformation („fake news“).[16] It began as a grassroot campaign in March 2019,[17] inspired by the US success of Sleeping Giants which had convinced several advertisers not to advertise on the Breitbart News website.[16] Ted Baker, Adobe Inc., Chelsea FC, eBay and Manchester United were among the 40 brands and charities that the campaign had persuaded to stop advertising on what it called fake news sites.[18][19]

In March 2019, charity Macmillan Cancer Support removed an advertisement from The Canary website after complaints from the campaign and from others.[20] The campaign maintained that The Canary promoted conspiracy theories, defended antisemitism, and published fake news.[21] The Canary said changes to Google and Facebook’s algorithms and the Stop Funding Fake News campaign led to The Canary downsizing its operations; it said that it was „against the actions of a state, not against Jewish people as an ethnic group“ and that it had been „smeared with accusations of anti-Semitism by those who’ve weaponised the term for political ends“.[19][22][23] Labour Party MP Chris Williamson described the campaign against The Canary as „sinister“.[2

01.12.2021 - 19:21 [ ZDF ]

Die Wahrheit über Desinformation

Das Center zur Bekämpfung von Digitalem Hass (CCDH) hat im Frühjahr 2021 in einer Studie herausgefunden, dass hinter 65 Prozent aller Falschinformationen zu Corona nur zwölf Impfgegner und ihre Organisationen stecken. Und die verdienen offensichtlich viel Geld mit dem Verbreiten von Falschinformationen und dem Verkauf ihrer eigenen Produkte.

25.11.2021 - 11:15 [ theLancet.com ]

The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing

(19.11.2021)

High COVID-19 vaccination rates were expected to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in populations by reducing the number of possible sources for transmission and thereby to reduce the burden of COVID-19 disease. Recent data, however, indicate that the epidemiological relevance of COVID-19 vaccinated individuals is increasing. In the UK it was described that secondary attack rates among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% for vaccinated vs 23% for unvaccinated).

20.11.2021 - 18:51 [ Subject Access / Twitter ]

‚No Vax Passports!‘ a huge crowd marches through Oxford Street – London

#londonprotest

11.11.2021 - 18:22 [ BBC ]

Food price rises highest since August 2020, says Kantar

(10.11.2021)

This is partly to do with the pandemic but is being compounded by Brexit, according to international policy forum the OECD.

However, the Bank of England’s deputy governor Ben Broadbent stated the pandemic is having a greater impact on labour shortages than Brexit currently.

07.11.2021 - 10:20 [ Tansparenztest.de ]

Zunehmend mehr Infektionen bei Geimpften vs. Ungeimpften: UK Report tilgt Grafiken mit Fallraten

Seit Wochen zeigen die offiziellen Daten des Britischen UK Health Security Agency UKHSA (früher Public Health England PHE): Es sind derzeit keine Vorteile von Geimpften gegenüber Ungeimpften in den Altersgruppen der 30 bis 80 plus Jährigen bei Neuinfektionen erkennbar. Im Gegenteil: Ungeimpfte weisen ab den mittleren Altersgruppen die besseren Zahlen auf – Tendenz zunehmend.

Das war offensichtlich zu viel. Nun hat das UKHSA die anschaulichen Vergleichsgrafiken mit den Infektionsraten im neuen Bericht gecancelt.

28.10.2021 - 16:55 [ Kevin Gosztola / Twitter ]

Mark Summers is up now for the defense. He says the „assurances“ offered are an „impermissible attempt to recast the case. It’s too late.“ #Assange

28.10.2021 - 16:35 [ Afshin Rattansi / Twitter ]

FOR Real-Time Assange Court reporting, follow: @kgosztola @SMaurizi @MElmaazi @richimedhurst @rebecca_vincent @jlpassarelli @StellaMoris1 (Ex-UK Ambassador Craig Murray will not be because he has been jailed for court reporting)

28.10.2021 - 16:33 [ Juan Passarelli / Twitter ]

[THREAD] I start my report on the second day of the #JulianAssange extradition hearing with this reminder: The court will have to decide whether to send #Assange to the country that plotted to murder him, or whether to protect his life.

28.10.2021 - 16:18 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Erster Tag der Assange-Berufungsanhörung

Gestern fand am Londoner Royal Court of Justice der erste Teil der zweitägigen Berufungsverhandlung im Auslieferungsverfahren der US-Regierung gegen Julian Assange statt. Im Januar hatte die zuständige Richterin seine Auslieferung aus gesundheitlichen Gründen und wegen der in den USA auf ihn wartenden Haftbedingungen abgelehnt. Der Vertreter der US-Anklage, James Lewis, QC, hatte gestern darzulegen, welche juristischen Gründe gegen dieses Urteil sprechen. Am Ende des Tages kam für 30 Minuten Verteidiger Edward Fitzgerald zu Wort, und heute wird es umgekehrt gehandhabt. Wann der Schiedsspruch von Lord Justice Holroyde und Lord Chief Justice Burnett erfolgt, ist nicht ganz klar, es war aber von Tagen die Rede.

27.10.2021 - 15:32 [ Don't Extradite Assange / Twitter ]

Julian Assange’s fiancée: It’s completely unthinkable that the UK courts would agree to extradite Julian Assange to the country that conspired to assassinate him. #AssangeCase #FreeAssange @StellaMoris1

27.10.2021 - 15:23 [ Don't Extradite Assange / Twitter ]

Stella Moris speaks at the Belmarsh Tribunal. „The extrajudicial assassination of Julian was discussed at the highest levels of US Government. The 7th floor of the CIA in Langley (directors office) requested sketches and options on how to kill Julian“ #AssangeCase @StellaMoris1

27.10.2021 - 15:11 [ Jill Lawless / associated press / ABC News ]

US asks UK court to permit extradition of WikiLeaks‘ Assange

The United States asked Britain’s High Court on Wednesday to overturn a judge’s decision that Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges, promising that the WikiLeaks founder would be able to serve any prison sentence he receives in his native Australia.

27.10.2021 - 14:01 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Julian Assange: Family and supporters gather at High Court for extradition appeal hearing

His partner Stella Moris and father John Shipton were among those arriving at the court.

Ms Moris told reporters: “I’m very concerned for Julian’s health, I saw him on Saturday, he’s very thin.

“I hope the courts will end this nightmare, that Julian is able to come home soon and that wise heads prevail.

27.10.2021 - 13:56 [ Reporters without Borders ]

UK High Court set to hear US appeal in the Assange extradition case

From 27 to 28 October, the UK High Court will consider the US government’s appeal against the court decision opposing the extradition of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. Despite continued barriers to access, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will again be attempting to monitor the proceedings, and calls again for the case to be closed and Assange to be immediately released.

27.10.2021 - 10:35 [ Independent.co.uk ]

UK facing ‘terrifying’ food and drink price rises, industry warns MPs

(20.10.2021)

Mr Wright said that while there are some shortages on shelves, the UK does have sufficient food.

He added: „We are not going to run out of food but there are some shortages, we have seen some problems with pigs and poultry, with some of these being solved.“

27.10.2021 - 10:30 [ Xahoo.com ]

UK food prices likely to rise as Christmas approaches

(October 26, 2021)

„It is now clear that the increased costs from labour shortages, supply chain issues and rising commodity prices have started filtering through to the consumer.“

26.10.2021 - 10:45 [ Amnesty International ]

US/UK: “Drop the charges, stop the extradition and free Julian Assange,” says Amnesty head

Ahead of an appeal hearing against the decision by a UK court not to extradite Julian Assange to the USA, Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on US authorities to drop the charges against him and the UK authorities not to extradite him but release him immediately.

The call by Agnès Callamard follows an investigation by Yahoo News revealing that US security services considered kidnapping or killing Julian Assange when he was resident in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. These reports further weaken already unreliable US diplomatic assurances that Assange will not be placed in conditions that could amount to ill-treatment if extradited.

26.10.2021 - 10:44 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Julian Assange – Mordpläne, Schulterzucken und die Berufungsverhandlung

Hierzu der Whistleblower John Kiriakou:

„Wie sieht der Tag von Daniel Hale aus? Er ist allein in einer zwei mal drei Meter großen Zelle aus Beton und Stahl. Sie hat eine Stahlkoje, eine hauchdünne Matratze, ein kleines Stahlwaschbecken und eine Stahltoilette. An den Tagen, an denen er Hofgang hat, was zwei- oder dreimal pro Woche der Fall ist, wird er in einen sechs mal zehn Fuß großen Außenkäfig geführt, wo er eine Stunde lang im Kreis laufen kann.“

„Er darf zweimal pro Woche duschen und einmal pro Monat telefonieren, allerdings nur mit seinem Anwalt. Besucher werden sorgfältig überprüft (der NSA-Whistleblower Tom Drake und ich zum Beispiel dürfen ihn nicht besuchen, weil wir strafrechtlich verurteilt sind, weil wir das Abhören ohne richterliche Anordnung bzw. die CIA-Folter aufgedeckt haben).“

25.10.2021 - 16:46 [ LSE.co.uk ]

UPDATE 1-UK’s Johnson says COP26 success hangs in the balance

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday it was „touch and go“ whether the
upcoming United Nations COP26 global climate conference will secure the agreements needed to help tackle climate change.

Britain hopes the summit in Glasgow, which begins on Oct. 31, will adopt plans to help limit the rise in the average global temperature to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial
levels and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

20.10.2021 - 09:29 [ inews.co.uk ]

New Covid variant vaccine in trials to act as booster against ‘all new strains’

(10.06.2021)

Although the new vaccine variants shows considerable promise, Prof Gilbert said there was no guarantee it would be mass-produced since existing jabs are proving effective against new strains – so it may make more sense to carry on producing those rather than manufacturing different ones.

20.10.2021 - 09:24 [ Bloomberg ]

Covid Cases Are Soaring in Britain Again. Why?

The country’s full-speed approach to lifting restrictions has certainly contributed to a spike in infections. But that’s only part of the picture.

20.10.2021 - 08:43 [ Financial Times ]

UK supply chain crisis to last until at least 2023, business leaders warn

With materials costs rising 30 to 40 per cent as the global economy struggles to reopen after Covid-19 shutdowns and international freight rates up 10-fold from pre-pandemic levels, manufacturing groups said inflation was now “baked in” to the UK economy.

Wright said inflation in the food and hospitality sector was running at a “terrifying” 14 to 18 per cent.

19.10.2021 - 07:15 [ techcrunch.com ]

ProtonMail, Threema, Tresorit and Tutanota warn EU lawmakers over ‘anti-encryption’ push

(27.01.2021)

Four European apps which secure user data via end-to-end encryption, ProtonMail, Threema, Tresorit and Tutanota, have issued a joint-statement warning over recent moves by EU institutions that they say are setting lawmakers on a dangerous path to backdooring encryption.

End-to-end encryption refers to a form of encryption where the service provider does not hold keys to decrypt the data, thereby enhancing user privacy — as there’s no third party in the loop with the technical capability to access data in a decrypted form.

19.10.2021 - 07:03 [ techcrunch.com ]

On encryption and counter-terrorism, EU lawmakers say they’ll work for ‘lawful’ data access

(09.12.2020)

At the same time, such pressure isn’t exactly new. Albeit, the rule of crypto wars history is the access issue must roll around afresh again and again. And last month a draft resolution from the Council of the European Union triggered a fresh wave of anxiety that an EU ban on e2e encryption might be in the works.

Today’s Commission agenda is unlikely to lay such fears to rest entirely.

Perhaps mostly for its tortured language — with oxymoronical talk of “‘improved access” to encrypted information in a text that’s simultaneously peppered with caveats about “respecting the right to privacy”.

19.10.2021 - 06:54 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Orders from the Top: The EU’s Timetable for Dismantling End-to-End Encryption

(06.10.2020)

The last few months have seen a steady stream of proposals, encouraged by the advocacy of the FBI and Department of Justice, to provide “lawful access” to end-to-end encrypted services in the United States. Now lobbying has moved from the U.S., where Congress has been largely paralyzed by the nation’s polarization problems, to the European Union—where advocates for anti-encryption laws hope to have a smoother ride. A series of leaked documents from the EU’s highest institutions show a blueprint for how they intend to make that happen, with the apparent intention of presenting anti-encryption law to the European Parliament within the next year.

16.10.2021 - 17:00 [ cityam.com ]

Boris’ success at COP26 will be measured by China’s seat at the table

(4 weeks ago)

As the host of the Cop26 Summit the Government is aware of the weight on its shoulders in not only recalibrating the Western alliance after the turbulent Trump era, but moving things forward in a meaningful way from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement forged in rather different times. By some measures of modern geopolitics, whether or not Britain can convince China to attend the summit will be the test of its success as the host nation.

16.10.2021 - 02:15 [ BBC ]

Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death

The investigation into the attack will be led by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist Counter Terrorism Command, who will determine whether it was a terrorist incident.

A government source told the BBC the man arrested was a British national who, according to initial inquiries, is of Somali heritage.

The prime minister said Sir David had an „outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable“.

07.10.2021 - 11:55 [ Standard.co.uk ]

UK gas prices fall from record high after Russia steps in

Following Mr Putin’s comments on supplies, gas prices dropped to about 257p a therm later on Wednesday.

07.10.2021 - 11:38 [ euobserver.com ]

Putin offers to ease EU gas crunch

Deputy prime minister Alexander Novak urged German regulators to quickly certify the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to help.

04.10.2021 - 04:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

Surge in UK wholesale gas prices fuels winter energy crisis fears

(28.09.2021)

European gas prices rose by 10%, with price pressure exacerbated by a dwindling supply from Russia.

Supply dropped on Tuesday as the flow of Russian gas via the Yamal-Europe pipeline fell by more than half, the Interfax news agency reported, citing data from the grid operator Gascade.

The situation in the UK, where market prices have quadrupled in the past year, is particularly acute.

04.10.2021 - 03:57 [ energyvoice.com ]

Gazprom warns of a gas-short winter for Europe

(20.09.2021)

“The gap in terms of injecting gas into European [underground gas storage] UGS facilities cannot be closed. Europe is going to enter the autumn/winter period with a gas shortage in its UGS facilities. The question is, how big is the shortage going to be?” the Russian executive said.

“They might even break new records very soon,” Miller said. He went on to note that despite European prices, Asian markets continued to pay a premium. As a result, gas is flowing into Asia.

02.10.2021 - 16:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘A perfect storm’: supply chain crisis could blow world economy off course

Along with ongoing Covid-related restrictions in some large manufacturing countries such as Vietnam, and a well-documented shortage of components such as computer chips, factories are simply not producing enough.

British car production dropped by 27% year on year in August as a lack of semiconductors and led to a big drop in the number of vehicles exported to Australia, the US and China. On Thursday, Volkswagen, Ford and Opel maker Stellantis announced fresh temporary closures in Germany because of the chip problem.

01.10.2021 - 13:52 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Group to Research Link Between Menstrual Changes and COVID Vaccines

(30.09.2021)

The medical establishment could not explain the phenomenon or associate it with the vaccination, among other things because irregular menstruation is common and influenced by many factors. It is usually not considered exceptional. However, the mounting complaints and increased concern women were showing over taking the shots due to the phenomenon, has spurred the medical community to look into the matter. Preliminary research has been published in Britain and the United States, and the U.S. government has allocated $1.67 million for research on the subject.

01.10.2021 - 01:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens swapped ‚vile‘ racist, sexist and homophobic WhatsApp messages with other police officers as Met probes 16 officers and Cressida Dick fights to keep her job

– Three serving Met officers are among six in WhatsApp group being investigated
– They allegedly shared horrific content with Couzens in months before murder
– The police watchdog is investigating a total of 16 officers linked to the case
– They include a probationer on the cordon at scene where her body was found

01.10.2021 - 01:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Met Police investigate whether Wayne Couzens struck BEFORE: Detectives reveal ‚on-going‘ probe into killer cop and urge women to come forward – as criminologists say his ‚experienced behaviour‘ hints that Sarah Everard may not have been his first victim

– Wayne Couzens, 48, showed so much experience in his awful crimes experts say he must have acted before
– The rapist officer learned today he will die in jail serving a whole life sentence for killing Sarah Everard

23.09.2021 - 07:10 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Thousands of women reported changes to their period after Covid jabs – and they’re finally being listened to

(17.09.2021)

It’s taken more than 30,000 women in Britain reporting disruption to their periods after Covid-19 vaccinations, but it seems they’re finally being heard.

23.09.2021 - 06:40 [ Sky.com ]

COVID-19: More than 13,000 women report changes to periods after having vaccine but experts say fertility not affected

(7 July 2021)

The number of women reporting changes to their menstrual cycle linked to having a COVID vaccine has risen to 13,000.

The figure has increased from around 4,000 women last month.

23.09.2021 - 06:36 [ New Indian Express ]

Changes in menstrual cycle after COVID vaccine jab? Don’t worry, say doctors

(28th June 2021)

Doctors point out that there is no scientific evidence to show that vaccination can alter cycles and bleeding patterns. They, however, say it could be related to stress.

23.09.2021 - 06:33 [ BBC ]

Covid vaccine: Period changes could be a short-term side effect

(13 May 2021)

At a Covid vaccine appointment, you will probably be warned of possible side effects – fever, headache, a sore arm for a day or two afterwards. Changes to the menstrual cycle will not appear on the list.

But women online around the world have started asking if early, heavy or painful periods might be an unlisted reaction to the jab.

23.09.2021 - 06:30 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Women say they are having heavier and more painful PERIODS since getting their COVID-19 vaccines – as several claim it has also messed up their monthly cycle

(7 April 2021)

In February, officials looked at nearly 7,000 reactions reported to the agency’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

They found that nearly 80 percent of the reactions were reported by women, making them four times more likely to report a side effect than men.

This held true whether they were receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna vaccine, and is despite the fact that women are less likely to fall severely ill from COVID-19 than men are.

20.09.2021 - 23:32 [ Christiane Amanpour, @CNN Chief International Anchor / Twitter ]

Exclusive: @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen reacts to the AUKUS fallout. “One of our member states has been treated in a way that is not acceptable,” she tells me. “We want to know what happened and why.”

Full interview airs at 7pCET @CNNi
and tonight @PBS
(listings vary).

20.09.2021 - 23:27 [ ORF.at ]

U-Boot-Streit: Biden um Beschwichtigung bemüht

EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen hat das Vorgehen der USA, Australiens und Großbritanniens gegenüber Frankreich im Streit um einen geplatzten U-Boot-Deal als „nicht akzeptabel“ bezeichnet. „Es gibt viele offene Fragen, die beantwortet werden müssen“, sagte von der Leyen in einem Interview mit dem US-Sender CNN, von dem heute Ausschnitte beim Onlinedienst Twitter veröffentlicht wurden.

20.09.2021 - 17:31 [ Institution of Engineering and Technology - theiet.org ]

View from Washington: Aukus looms over AI and quantum

Then, some of the more notable consequences may be for the global research infrastructure, one that had become increasingly freewheeling since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Some familiar voices are already proclaiming Aukus as evidence of the ‘Brexit dividend’. Never mind the facts that technological collaboration between the three members is already taking place through the Five Eyes intelligence alliance (with New Zealand and Canada, both not part of this agreement);

20.09.2021 - 16:52 [ Economist.com ]

The strategic reverberations of the AUKUS deal will be big and lasting: A profound geopolitical shift is happening

After news of the AUKUS deal emerged, a German official called for “coherence and unity” among Western powers, which he said would require “a lot of effort” to bring about. France has concluded that it will struggle for fair treatment in the face of the reflexes of Anglophone allies to club together (the trilateral deal comes on top of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance that involves the same three countries plus Canada and New Zealand).

20.09.2021 - 16:01 [ CNN ]

The global internet is powered by vast undersea cables. But they’re vulnerable.

(July 26, 2019)

Clatterbuck, the Seacom CEO, was skeptical about how much use tapping an undersea cable would be, pointing to the huge amounts of data passing through it every second, creating a huge hayfield in which to look for needles.
„If you wanted to spy on people would you put a giant microphone over the US and spy on everyone?“

19.09.2021 - 14:13 [ Sydney Morning Herald ]

‘Deep and grave concerns’: French should have seen sub decision coming, PM says

Mr Dutton said the risk of the local power industry or internet banking being shut down by overseas actors was very real, arguing the agreement with Britain and America would boost Australia’s chances to retaliate.

19.09.2021 - 13:44 [ France 24 ]

PM Morrison rejects France’s accusation that Australia lied over cancelled submarine deal

„I think they would have had every reason to know that we had deep and grave concerns that the capability being delivered by the Attack Class submarine was not going to meet our strategic interests and we made very clear that we would be making a decision based on our strategic national interest,“ he told reporters in Sydney.

19.09.2021 - 13:25 [ Liz Truss / Telegraph.co.uk ]

Global Britain is planting its flag on the world stage

But freedoms need to be defended, so we are also building strong security ties around the world. That is why last week the Prime Minister announced, alongside our friends President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison, the creation of a new security partnership called AUKUS.

We will be working closer together to use a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, from nuclear-powered submarines at first and then looking at artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

19.09.2021 - 13:11 [ BBC ]

Aukus: French minister condemns US and Australia ‚lies‘ over security pact

The pact means Australia will become just the seventh nation in the world to operate nuclear-powered submarines. It will also see the allies share cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and other undersea technologies.

18.09.2021 - 16:12 [ Radio Utppie ]

Freut Euch, die Briten haben gesiegt. Wieder mal.

(30. Juni 2021)

Die Deutschen werden noch merken, was das für eine Befreiung auch für sie bedeutet.

Es ist wie früher, es ist wie im Faschismus: Hilfe muss von außen kommen.

18.09.2021 - 16:11 [ Reitschuster.de ]

Ein Lichtblick: Kassenärzte fordern Aufhebung aller Corona-Maßnahmen – „Es muss endlich Schluss sein mit Gruselrhetorik und Panikpolitik!“

Es klingt so, dass man es beim ersten Lesen gar nicht glauben will, und dann auch noch ein zweites Mal lesen muss, um sicherzugehen, dass man die Nachricht nicht missverstanden hat: Kein geringerer Verband als die Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung (KBV) sieht keinen Grund mehr für die Aufrechterhaltung der Corona-Maßnahmen. Das ist schon revolutionär genug in einer Zeit der „totalen Corona-Politik“.

18.09.2021 - 15:59 [ Tagesschau.de ]

„Freedom Day“ statt „German Angst“?

Dennoch fordert der Chef der Kassenärztlichen Bundesvereinigung (KBV), Andreas Gassen, die Aufhebung aller Corona-Beschränkungen zum 30. Oktober.

„Nach den Erfahrungen aus Großbritannien sollten wir auch den Mut haben zu machen, was auf der Insel geklappt hat“, sagte er der der „Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung“. „Also braucht es jetzt eine klare Ansage der Politik: In sechs Wochen ist auch bei uns Freedom Day! Am 30. Oktober werden alle Beschränkungen aufgehoben!“

18.09.2021 - 15:50 [ TogetherDeclaration.org ]

together: Sign the Declaration

In the UK, we enjoy many hard-won liberties and rights, all fought for and defended by our ancestors. These rights are not only fundamental to our understanding of democracy, they are rights we believe all humans should have.

Some of us are lucky enough to have been born with these rights, but others have experienced the perils of segregation, suppression, and surveillance first hand.

However with vaccine passports in the picture and digital IDs under consideration, some of our hard-won rights are now under serious threat.

18.09.2021 - 15:43 [ Resistance GB / Youtube ]

London 18th September Worldwide Freedom Rally l Anti Lockdown/Apartheid Protest l Camden

Live from Android using Streamlabs!

17.09.2021 - 19:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

A QUARTER of ‚Covid inpatients‘ in England are primarily being treated for a different illness or injury, official data shows

Nearly a quarter of Covid inpatients in England are actually in hospital for a different reason, according to official figures.

Health service statistics show there were 6,146 NHS beds taken up by people who were coronavirus positive on September 14, the latest date data is available for.

But just 4,721 patients (77 per cent) were primarily being treated for the virus, with the remaining 1,425 receiving care for other illnesses or injuries. They could include patients who’ve had a fall or even new mothers who tested positive after giving birth.

17.09.2021 - 18:24 [ theSun.co.uk ]

READY FOR TAKEOFF! Travel update UK: Amber list SCRAPPED and expensive PCR tests ditched in biggest holidays boost since pandemic began

BRITS can jet off for a hassle-free autumn in the sun after both the amber list and expensive PCR tests were SCRAPPED in the biggest travel boost of the pandemic so far.

In a huge win for holidaymakers ministers are also shrinking the red list – with popular destination Turkey among those declared Covid safe today.

17.09.2021 - 18:18 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dominic Raab and Michael Gove lose out as Liz Truss promoted in reshuffle

(15.09.2021)

In all, four ministers were removed from the Cabinet: Mr Williamson, Amanda Milling as party co-chairman, Robert Jenrick as Communities Secretary and Robert Buckland as Justice Secretary.

However, the most high-profile demotion was Mr Raab, who remained in Cabinet but was stripped of one of the great offices of state, the Foreign Office.

17.09.2021 - 17:42 [ teleSUR ]

British Unions Call for Review of UK Gun Sales to Colombia

Britain’s Trades Union Congress, which is currently holding its annual congress (10-13 September), has unanimously passed a motion in support of Colombian trade unionists, protesters and activists which called on the British government ‘to review security and trade partnerships with Colombia in response to human rights abuses’.

16.09.2021 - 11:42 [ Tagesschau ]

Atom-U-Boote für Australien

Die USA, Großbritannien und Australien haben einen Sicherheitspakt für den strategisch wichtigen Indopazifik-Raum geschmiedet. US-Präsident Joe Biden, der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson und sein australischer Kollege Scott Morrison stellten die Partnerschaft in einer virtuellen Ankündigung vor,

09.09.2021 - 16:50 [ Boris Johnson - Gov.uk ]

PM Boris Johnson: The Oxford vaccine shows why we and the world need Britain to be global

(16.03.2021)

The objective of Global Britain is not to swagger or strike attitudes on the world stage. It is to use the full spectrum of our abilities, now amplified by record spending on both defence and science, to engage with and help the rest of the world. That is how we serve the British interest, and I mean the economic interest of people up and down the country. And as the vaccine programme begins to inspire a new global hope, we want to use this moment to heal, both literally and figuratively.

09.09.2021 - 16:48 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

New Covid vaccines could be made in 40 DAYS if they need updating to tackle mutated variants, taskforce chief says

(17.02.2021)

Dr Dix added: ‚I think 40 days would be a real stretch but we would aim for something as good as that.

‚But certainly within 60 days and then, after that, we would start the manufacturing.‘

Manufacturing vaccines takes different amounts of time depending on the type of jab.

09.09.2021 - 16:46 [ Jasmine the European Cat / Twitter ]

But the Oxford/AstraZeneca team, which uses more traditional viral vector technology, says that while it can make a new formulation in days, it takes much longer to produce.

(09.02.2021)

It expects to have a vaccine designed to address the variant discovered in South Africa ready by autumn.

09.09.2021 - 15:27 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Vaccine passports not ruled out for pubs and restaurants suggests minister as he’s berated by fuming Tory MPs

He was lambasted by backbenchers over the „pointless policy“ and accused of starting a „needless fight“ with his own party.

Mr Zahawi defended the introduction of vaccine passports which he said would „reduce transmission and serious illness“.

Boris Johnson is already facing a major rebellion over the plans, with more than 50 Tories expected to mutiny.

09.09.2021 - 15:21 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Nicola Sturgeon’s vaccine passports plan is an ‘absolute sham’, say Tories

But the paper is expected to appear only hours before a Holyrood debate and vote on Thursday to introduce the passport scheme later this month, prompting Tory accusations that the plans were an “absolute sham”.

Scotland’s beleaguered licensed trade said they had received no details from the SNP-Green coalition government about how the scheme would operate since Ms Sturgeon unveiled it last week.

07.09.2021 - 04:11 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tory MPs need ‘Covid passport’ to meet Boris Johnson at No 10

Boris Johnson has ordered Tory MPs who want to meet him in 10 Downing Street to bring „Covid passports“.

05.09.2021 - 21:31 [ The Reclaim Party / Twitter ]

„The reason Keir Starmer and the Labour Party did not oppose anything that the Government did with any degree of effectiveness is because the Government abdicated its political duties to experts…That is the start of totalitarianism.“ @WeAreFairCop told @talkRADIO

05.09.2021 - 21:20 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Minister Nadhim Zahawi confirms vaccine passports WILL be required for entry to large venues from October to avoid winter closures

Boris Johnson announced back in July that being double-jabbed would be made an entry requirement for all nightclubs in England by the end of September.

He also signalled the requirement would likely be imposed on other large venues. It is not clear specifically what Mr Zahawi meant by ‚large venues‘

Many Tory MPs are vehemently against the documents being used, with the Prime Minister facing a significant rebellion on the issue.

05.09.2021 - 21:19 [ The Reclaim Party / Twitter ]

Nadhim has this morning confirmed vaccine passports will start at the end of the month. Previously he said “Mandating vaccination is DISCRIMINATORY and COMPLETELY WRONG… we have absolutely no plans for vaccine passports” What changed @nadhimzahawi ?

03.09.2021 - 13:48 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dominic Raab will ‚investigate‘ claims that people were told to go to airport ahead of attack

(01.09.2021)

Chris Bryant then asks about reports that British officials told people to go to the airport on the very day of the terrorist attack.

Dominic Raab says the travel advice was changed the night before the attack, and people were told not to come to the airport. The team was shifted from the Barons Hotel through to the airport to protect them.

He says he saw the report and „I need to investigate it“, but doesn’t reject the possibility.

03.09.2021 - 13:37 [ theGuardian.com ]

Afghanistan: Dominic Raab’s answers to five questions from MPs

(01.09.2021)

The foreign secretary promised he would investigate a serious allegation that British officials told Afghans to proceed to the airport’s Abbey gate on Thursday last week, despite a specific warning that Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) was preparing a terror attack that day.

Nearly 200 people were killed in a double bombing at and near the gate used for the British evacuation – but BBC’s Newsnight has reported that Afghans were sent emails earlier that day asking, in one case, if they were “at the correct gate? Abbey gate”.

03.09.2021 - 13:36 [ uk.news.yahoo.com ]

Kabul Airport bombing: Two British citizens and child of British national killed in terror attack

(27.08.2021)

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the deaths on Friday. He added that a further two people were injured in the blast – an adult British national and an Afghan child with a British family.

“These were innocent people and it is a tragedy that as they sought to bring their loved ones to safety in the UK they were murdered by cowardly terrorists,” Mr Raab said.

03.09.2021 - 13:10 [ inews.co.uk ]

Afghan interpreter ‘told by UK to go to Abbey Gate’ before Kabul attack says ‘if I’d listened I’d be dead’

(01.09.2021)

“Please advise that you are at the correct gate? Abbey Gate on hawa on Shawasi Street,” one UK staff member wrote to the interpreter in an email seen by the BBC.

The interpreter decided not to go to Abbey Gate because he felt the situation was becoming increasingly dangerous and said that had he followed the advice he was given, he would “be no more”.

03.09.2021 - 11:59 [ BBC ]

Afghanistan: UK embassy told Afghans to go to Abbey Gate before suicide attack

(01.09.2021)

Emails seen by Newsnight show that even though the UK and US deemed a threat to the airport to be imminent, the British embassy told people to „use the Abbey Gate [near] to the Baron Hotel“.

Almost 200 people were killed in the explosion, including two UK citizens.

The UK government said it was investigating the emails.

01.09.2021 - 13:16 [ theGuardian.com ]

Raab rejects US claims Britain indirectly to blame for Kabul attacks

(31.08.2021)

“We coordinated very closely with the US, in particular around the Isis-K threat, which we anticipated although tragically were not able to prevent, but it is certainly right to say we got our civilians out of the processing centre by Abbey gate, but it is just not true to suggest that other than securing our civilians inside the airport that we were pushing to leave the gate open.

“In fact, and let me just be clear about this, we were issuing changes to travel advice before the bomb attack took place and saying to people in the crowd, about which I was particularly concerned, that certainly UK nationals and anyone else should leave because of the risk.”

01.09.2021 - 13:06 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

US military ‚blames BRITAIN for making Kabul suicide attack death toll worse‘: Leaked Pentagon papers say airport gate had to be kept open for UK evacuees – as questions grow over how many were killed by panicked troops firing on civilians

(30.08.2021)

The British Ministry of Defence declined to respond to allegations they were to blame for keeping the gate open, but said in a statement: ‚Throughout Operation Pitting we have worked closely with the US to ensure the safe evacuation of thousands of people.

01.09.2021 - 12:56 [ theGuardian.com ]

Report reveals US decision to keep open Kabul airport gate before attack

(30.08.2021)

The Pentagon criticised the leaking of the call details reported in Politico, telling the news website: “This story is based on the unlawful disclosure of classified information and internal deliberations of a sensitive nature.

“As soon as we became aware of the material divulged to the reporter, we engaged Politico at the highest levels to prevent the publication of information that would put our troops and our operations at the airport at greater risk. We condemn the unlawful disclosure of classified information and oppose the publication of a story based on it while a dangerous operation is ongoing.”