Archiv: Großbritannien / United Kingdom (UK)


15:00 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Sie wissen von der Bundeswehr-Beteiligung an der Kriegsflotte im Persischen Golf, oder?

(3. August 2021)

24. Juni 2019: Der damalige U.S.-Außenminister Mike Pompeo fordert eine „globale Koalition“ gegen den Iran. passenderweise vorgetragen bei einem Blitzbesuch Pompeos in Saudi-Arabien.

4. August 2019: Ich lege mich fest und prognostiziere, dass „Bundeswehr-Marine .. noch vor Weihnachten unter Oberbefehl einer ausländischen Macht in den Persischen Golf entsandt“ wird.

(…)

20. Januar 2020: Monate vor der Ausrufung des bis heute andauernden Ausnahmezustands und bereits im Windschatten von SARS II („Coronavirus“), beschließen die Staatsführungen von Frankreich, Deutschland, Griechenland, Italien, der Niederlande, Belgien, Dänemark und Portugal in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung die „European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz“ (E.M.A.S.O.H.), von der Sie und 80 Millionen Andere bis heute nie gehört haben.

04.10.2022 - 17:21 [ AssangeDefense.org ]

DC rally: Hands off Assange!

On October 8, 2022, supporters of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in England will join hands to form a human chain surrounding Parliament in London. In solidarity, US-based supporters will hold a rally at the Department of Justice in Washington DC, calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to drop the charges against Assange.

03.10.2022 - 19:49 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

On 8 October thousands will join together to form a #HumanChain to #SurroundParliament to free Julian Assange – Be part of history and join this once in a lifetime event

Details: https://dontextraditeassange.com/human-chain/ #SurroundParliamentAssange #SurroundParliament #FreeAssangeNOW

03.10.2022 - 17:13 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Tory MP ’submits letter‘ calling for Liz Truss confidence vote amid backbench rebellion

The unnamed member of the parliamentary Conservative party told Bloomberg political editor Kitty Donaldson that they had handed in their letter to the 1922 committee on Sunday night.

While Tory MPs say letters have been going in for more than a week, this may be the first report of an MP personally admitting they have sent one themself.

Current rules give Liz Truss until next September before she can be ousted – but these could be changed by MPs.

03.10.2022 - 17:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Rebel Tories demand MORE U-turns on ‚mini-Budget‘ after plan to axe top 45p tax rate is ditched: Liz Truss CANCELS visit as ‚contrite‘ Kwasi Kwarteng vows he WON’T quit ahead of crunch speech – while PM’s ally says he warned Chancellor of market meltdown

– Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng backtracked amid threat of losing Commons vote

02.10.2022 - 14:32 [ ChinaDaily.com.cn ]

China thwarts proposal on legitimizing AUKUS’s nuclear submarine deal at IAEA meeting: envoy

In September 2021, the U.S., the UK and Australia established the AUKUS alliance, under which the U.S. and the UK will assist Australia in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines. China and many other countries have repeatedly expressed concerns over the transfer of nuclear weapon materials involved in the trilateral pact.

02.10.2022 - 14:08 [ China Radio International ]

China vereitelt Vorschlag über Legitimierung des Geschäfts mit den Atom-U-Booten von AUKUS bei der IAEO

Auf der Generalkonferenz der Internationalen Atomenergie-Organisation (IAEO) in dieser Woche schlugen die Vereinigten Staaten, das Vereinigte Königreich und Australien einen Änderungsantrag zu einer IAEO-Sicherheitsresolution vor, um ihr U-Boot-Geschäft im Rahmen des Vertrags über die Nichtverbreitung von Kernwaffen (NVV) zu legitimieren, zogen ihn aber später nach Chinas Widerstand zurück.

24.09.2022 - 12:33 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Italian Far-right Leader Shared Values with Likud

(12.08.2022)

Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni called on Wednesday Fascism “history” and highlighting her party’s links to Israel’s Likud and conservative factions. In her video, Meloni emphasized her party’s “shared values and experience” with Israel’s Likud party, US Republicans and British Conservatives. The “Italian conservatives” she leads are “a bastion of freedom and defense of Western values,” she said, highlighting her “Christian and family values.”

22.09.2022 - 18:18 [ ons.gov.uk ]

Total wealth in Great Britain: April 2016 to March 2018

The total net wealth of private households in Great Britain was £14.6 trillion in April 2016 to March 2018, an increase of 13% in real terms from April 2014 to March 2016, mainly because of increases in private pension and net property wealth.

22.09.2022 - 17:02 [ MarketWatch.com ]

Bank of England lifts rates by a half-point after 5-4 vote

The Bank of England decided to lift interest rates by a half-point to the highest level since 2008 in a contested decision, as the U.K. central bank joins peers across the globe in trying to bring inflation down by quelling demand.

The vote was 5-to-4 to bring rates to 2.25%, with three members calling for a 75-basis-point hike while one voted for a quarter-point increase. It was the seventh consecutive rate hike for the U.K. central bank.

19.09.2022 - 17:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Queen’s funeral LIVE: Queen’s coffin arrives at Windsor Castle after passing thousands watching on Long Walk as guests including European royalty, Tony Blair and Justin Trudeau make their way into committal service at St George’s Chapel

Follow MailOnline’s liveblog for updates today as the state funeral for the Queen is held at Westminster Abbey before the committal service at Windsor Castle, where Her Majesty will be buried:

18.09.2022 - 16:07 [ DontExtraditeAssange.com ]

Free Assange Human Chain Oct 8 – Surround UK Parliament on October 8th.

We need your help to be part of this huge protest in support of Julian Assange and a free press. Please do sign up to pledge that you’ll be at Parliament to be part of the chain of support that will go from the front of parliament over Westminster bridge, along the south bank of the Thames and back over Lambeth bridge. Please be a link in the solidarity chain. Sign up here:

18.09.2022 - 15:37 [ Wikileaks / Nitter ]

More than 3000 people have already pledged to form a human chain to surround parliament in support of Julian Assange on October 8th #SurroundParliament #FreeAssangeNOW Pledge to join now:

https://dontextraditeassange.com/human-chain/

12.09.2022 - 15:50 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Lapid, on Germany Visit, Calls to Continue Fight Against Iran’s Nuclear Program

The official added that he believes that the agreement might only come to fruition after the midterm election in the United States in November. Israel is now working, mainly behind the scenes, with senators and Congress members in an attempt to persuade them to support its positions on the matter.

12.09.2022 - 15:45 [ JNS.org ]

Lapid: Israel conducting ‘successful’ campaign to thwart Iran nuke deal, but still ‘long way’ to go

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday described as “successful” his government’s diplomatic offensive against a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. However, he conceded that there was a “long way” to go to ensure that Tehran does not benefit to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars should an accord be reached.

12.09.2022 - 15:29 [ Prime Minister of Israel / Nitter ]

PM Lapid: „I thank France, the United Kingdom, and Germany for their strong position on this matter. In recent months, we held a discreet and intensive dialogue with them, and presented them with up-to-date intelligence information about Iranian activity at nuclear sites.“

(11.09.2022)

12.09.2022 - 15:18 [ diplomatie.gouv.fr ]

Iran – Joint statement by France, Germany and the United Kingdom (10 September 2022)

Our position remains clear and steadfast. Iran must fully and, without delay, cooperate in good faith with the IAEA. It is up to Iran to provide technically credible answers to the IAEA’s questions on the whereabouts of all nuclear material on its territory. The JCPoA can in no way be used to release Iran from legally binding obligations that are essential to the global non-proliferation regime.

Given Iran’s failure to conclude the deal on the table we will consult, alongside international partners, on how best to address Iran’s continued nuclear escalation and lack of cooperation with the IAEA regarding its NPT safeguards agreement.

12.09.2022 - 13:44 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The bombshell text that sparked ‚Fab Four’s‘ shock reunion: RICHARD KAY reveals how William sent Harry a message asking if he and Meghan wanted to join him and Kate to view flowers left at Windsor – and how it was NOT an order from Charles

For 45 minutes, the two couples moved among the crowds, shaking hands, accepting condolences and flowers which they placed on the growing pile of tributes while thanking the public in turn for their kindnesses.

It was, of course, a powerful echo of similar images from a quarter of a century ago when, after the death of Princess Diana, the brothers greeted mourners outside Kensington Palace.

11.09.2022 - 14:50 [ Techspot.com ]

A Surveillance Primer: 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, 14 Eyes

(August 15, 2022)

The Five Eyes (FVEY) surveillance alliance includes the following countries:
– Australia
– Canada
– New Zealand
– United Kingdom
– United States

(…)

The Nine Eyes countries include:

– 5 Eyes countries +
– Denmark
– France
– Netherlands
– Norway

(…)

The 14 Eyes surveillance countries include:

– 9 Eyes countries +
– Germany
– Belgium
– Italy
– Sweden
– Spain

08.09.2022 - 20:24 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 after historic 70-year reign, plunging Britain and a world that loved her into mourning for an unparalleled lifetime of ’service, duty and devotion‘ – and making Charles the new King

– The death of Queen Elizabeth II is announced at the age of 96, ending the longest reign of any British monarch
– Doctors became concerned about her health today – with her children and grandchildren racing to Balmoral
– World joins Britain in mourning, and celebrating, devoted sovereign who ruled the country for 70 years
– Queen’s son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, becomes King and is expected to address the nation shortly
– Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became Queen on Feb 6 1952 aged just 25, when her father George VI died
– Her reign spanned 15 British Prime Ministers from Sir Winston Churchill to Liz Truss and 14 US Presidents- And on September 9, 2015, she became longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria’s record
– Queen dies aged 96: Follow for the latest updates from Balmoral as Britain’s Elizabeth II passes

08.09.2022 - 20:18 [ Royal.uk ]

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

06.09.2022 - 06:59 [ The Left Wing Society / Nitter ]

Please can Jeremy Corbyn turn the Peace and Justice project into a party and take on the absolute cesspit that is British politics.

Who agrees? @jeremycorbyn

06.09.2022 - 06:51 [ Jeremy Corbyn / Nitter ]

The first act of Liz Truss’ premiership should be taking immediate action to tackle the cost of living crisis that is pushing millions into poverty — this must be a wealth tax and bringing energy companies, water, mail and rail into public ownership.

She must also commit to giving workers a pay rise, ending the creeping privatisation of our NHS and the appalling treatment of refugees fleeing war.

05.09.2022 - 15:10 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu congratulates Liz Truss on succeeding Boris Johnson as UK PM

“I am sure that under your leadership the deep friendship between Britain and Israel will be further strengthened in all fields,” tweets Netanyahu.

The former prime minister also adds his thanks to outgoing PM Boris Johnson “for his valued contributions to the excellent relations between our two countries.”

05.09.2022 - 13:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

New Prime Minister LIVE: Liz Truss on course to be named next Tory leader at 12.30PM after brutal six-week battle with rival Rishi Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson

Follow updates here as the next Prime Minister is revealed as the winner of the Tory leadership contest is announced at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II Centre:

04.09.2022 - 09:44 [ theGuardian.com ]

The more Tory voters see of Liz Truss, the less they like her, polls show

The latest polling by Opinium for the Observer shows that whereas 49% of people who voted Tory in 2019 had believed Truss “looks like a prime minister in waiting” at the beginning of August, this had dropped to just 31% by 30 August.

Similarly while 55% said she was competent at the start of August, this had dropped to 35% among 2019 Tory voters by the end of the month. And while 52% of the same voters thought she was likeable at the start of August, only 31% felt that way by the end of the month.

04.09.2022 - 09:36 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Tory MPs warn Liz Truss ‘don’t lurch to the right’ amid fears of ‘Thatcher tribute government’

Conservative MPs have warned Liz Truss not to lurch the government to the right if, as expected, she triumphs over her rival Rishi Sunak and becomes prime minister next week.

Tory MPs cautioned that the new Conservative leader must not abandon the centre ground or surround herself with an inner circle of right-wing allies now that a general election is looming.

03.09.2022 - 17:36 [ Spectator.co.uk/ ]

Is Liz Truss the British Trump?

If you are a right-wing MP or ambitious wonk on the Truss campaign ‘pivot’ is such a useful word. Far better to say ‘we need to pivot from campaign mode to governing mode,’ than to blurt out that ‘now we have their votes we can forget the lies we told to win over Conservative members’. Far better for Truss herself to say, ‘I am pivoting from my previous position on tax cuts’ to ‘I admit that I was wrong’.

Pivoting calls to mind the elegance of a ballerina turning on her points. Not the cynicism of a politician breaking promises she made only a few days before.

03.09.2022 - 16:54 [ Spectator.com.au/ ]

Why didn’t more people resist lockdown?

As it will take years for culpable parties to retire, I once feared that a full generation would need to elapse before we recognised lockdowns for what they were: the biggest public health debacle in history. Yet everywhere I turn lately, still another journalist is decrying the avoidable social, medical and economic costs of this hysterical over-reaction to a virus, while deriding lockdown zealots for having vilified sceptics of a policy that may well end up killing more people than it protected. The Covid revisionism is welcome – though it’s a good deal easier to publish these opinion pieces now than it was two years ago, and I speak from experience.

03.09.2022 - 16:34 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

The lockdown files: Rishi Sunak on what we weren’t told

(27 August 2022)

Lockdown – closing schools and much of the economy while sending the police after people who sat on park benches – was the most draconian policy introduced in peacetime. No. 10 wanted to present it as ‘following the science’ rather than a political decision, and this had implications for the wiring of government decision-making. It meant elevating Sage, a sprawling group of scientific advisers, into a committee that had the power to decide whether the country would lock down or not. There was no socioeconomic equivalent to Sage; no forum where other questions would be asked.

So whoever wrote the minutes for the Sage meetings – condensing its discussions into guidance for government – would set the policy of the nation. No one, not even cabinet members, would know how these decisions were reached.

03.09.2022 - 16:13 [ theArgus.co.uk ]

Empowering Sage scientists over Covid lockdown left us ‘screwed’, claims Sunak

The meetings were “literally me around that table, just fighting”, which “was incredibly uncomfortable every single time”.

At one meeting he raised the impact on children’s education: “I was very emotional about it. I was like, ‘Forget about the economy. Surely we can all agree that kids not being in school is a major nightmare’, or something like that.

“There was a big silence afterwards. It was the first time someone had said it. I was so furious.”

Setting out the problems he found with Government policy being influenced by outside academics, he said: “If you empower all these independent people, you’re screwed.”

03.09.2022 - 16:05 [ GBnews.uk ]

Rishi Sunak says he wasn’t ‚allowed to talk about the side effects of lockdown‘ during the pandemic

Mr Sunak said one of the Government’s biggest mistakes was giving too much power to scientists and claimed the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) edited its minutes to hide dissenting opinions.

The former chancellor made the statements in an interview with the Spectator magazine.

“We shouldn’t have empowered the scientists in the way we did,” he is quoted as saying.

03.09.2022 - 15:44 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Großbritannien – mehr Tote durch Lockdowns als durch Corona?

In Großbritannien findet momentan eine bemerkenswerte Diskussion über die vergangenen Lockdown-Maßnahmen statt. Einer der beiden konservativen Regierungschef-Kandidaten, der bisherige britische Finanzminister Rishi Sunak, hat diese Diskussion vor wenigen Tagen dramatisch intensiviert. Der staatliche Nachrichtensender BBC berichtete am 25.8.2022[1] über die Aussagen von Rishi Sunak gegenüber der Zeitschrift „The Spectator“: Ministern sei es untersagt worden, über Kollateralschäden (trade-offs) der Lockdowns zu diskutieren[2]; es sei falsch gewesen, eine staatliche Angstkampagne zu fahren. Das Regierungs-„Script“ sei ein ungerechtfertigtes Angst-Narrativ gewesen („the fear narrative“). Die vorgegebene Leitlinie sei gewesen: „Es gibt keine negativen Auswirkungen“.[3] Interne Kritik in dem wissenschaftlichen Beratungsgremium (SAGE) sei nicht veröffentlicht worden.

02.09.2022 - 19:49 [ theGuardian.com ]

Energy price inflation: how the UK and EU could fight it

Is there international action that can be taken now?

It appears increasingly likely that some forms of coordinated international action will be taken, mirroring responses to the global financial crisis, the eurozone debt crisis and the Covid pandemic.

The former Italian prime minister Mario Draghi floated the idea of “a cartel of buyers” at a meeting with the US president, Joe Biden, in May. This would involve large oil consumers working together to negotiate prices.

01.09.2022 - 16:50 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Granholm to Europe: Tough Luck – The Energy Secretary bullies U.S. companies to reduce fuel exports.

America’s allies in Europe are desperate for alternative supplies of fuel amid the Ukraine war, and U.S. producers are happy to provide what they can. So wouldn’t you know the Biden Administration now wants to limit fuel exports.

That’s the message Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sent last week in a letter imploring seven major refiners to limit fuel exports. We obtained a copy of the letter, which the Administration didn’t release publicly.

01.09.2022 - 16:23 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Putin has pulled off a shock win that could destroy the free world

We risk ending up with calamitous poverty, civil disobedience, a new socialist government by next year, a break-up of the UK, nationalisations, price and incomes policies, punitive wealth taxes and eventually a complete economic and financial meltdown and IMF bailout. The situation in the EU is, if anything, worse.

This is not a plea for pacifism, for looking away when Ukraine is being illegally invaded by a savage regime. Britain was – and remains – morally right to back Ukraine in a carefully calibrated way. Instead, this is a plea for an economic counter-offensive, for Liz Truss, the next PM, to tackle Putin’s economic and energy war head-on.

01.09.2022 - 16:01 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Sinkende Reallöhne: Jedem fünften Briten droht Armut

„Großbritannien erlebt bereits den größten Rückgang der Reallöhne seit 1977, und ein harter Winter droht, da die Energierechnungen auf 500 Pfund im Monat schnellen werden“, sagte RF-Expertin Lalitha Try.

01.09.2022 - 15:53 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚Everything has gone up!‘ Britons struggle to make ends meet as wages stagnate

Rising food prices, soaring petrol prices and sky high energy bills are pushing households into poverty as wages fail to keep up with demand.

Bristol residents have been telling express.co.uk how they are struggling to find the extra money to pay for increasing rents and bills.

22.08.2022 - 07:03 [ i24news.tv ]

Biden discusses nuclear deal with leaders of UK, Germany, France

„In addition, they discussed ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the need to strengthen support for partners in the Middle East region and joint efforts to deter and constrain Iran’s destabilizing regional activities,“ the White House said.

19.08.2022 - 08:17 [ UnlimitedHangout.com ]

RNA for Moderna’s Omicron Booster Manufactured by CIA-Linked Company

The firm only acquired its first commercial manufacturing plant in March 2021, located in Boston, MA and purchased from Sanofi, followed shortly thereafter by the acquisition of another separate plant located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Makeovers were announced for the plants, but little is publicly known about their progress. Prior to the acquisitions, the company had been subleasing a Bay area facility in Fremont, California. Reporters were puzzled at the time as to why a company with roughly 700 employees at the time had acquired a total of 599,00 square feet of manufacturing space after having only emerged from stealth less than 6 months prior.

In April 2021, National Resilience acquired Ology Bioservices Inc., which had received a $37 million contract from the US military the previous November to develop an advanced anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment. This acquisition also provided National Resilience with its first Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory and the ability to manufacture cell and gene therapies, live viral vaccines and vectors and oncolytic viruses.

Despite being in the earliest stages of developing its “revolutionary” manufacturing capabilities, National Resilience entered into a partnership with the Government of Canada in July of last year.

18.08.2022 - 05:00 [ Middle East Eye ]

UK: Conservative PM candidates back moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Rishi Sunak joins Liz Truss in suggesting he would be open to relocating Britain’s diplomats from Tel Aviv

18.08.2022 - 04:58 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Italian Far-right Leader Shared Values with Likud

(12.08.2022)

Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni called on Wednesday Fascism “history” and highlighting her party’s links to Israel’s Likud and conservative factions. In her video, Meloni emphasized her party’s “shared values and experience” with Israel’s Likud party, US Republicans and British Conservatives. The “Italian conservatives” she leads are “a bastion of freedom and defense of Western values,” she said, highlighting her “Christian and family values.”

16.08.2022 - 18:30 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Warum das Atomabkommen für den Iran von Anfang an wertlos war

(14.Mai 2018)

Die Vetomächte im U.N.-Sicherheitsrat, Russland, China, Großbritannien, Frankreich und die Vereinigten Staaten machten am 20. Juli 2015 das gesamte internationale Atomabkommen für den Iran wertlos. Und sie wussten es.

07.08.2022 - 05:28 [ Blomberg ]

China Relationship Is Casualty of Truss-Sunak Battle to Lead UK

Britain’s next prime minister is guaranteed to be a China hawk no matter who wins.

04.08.2022 - 21:33 [ John Menadue ]

The US lectures us about a ‘rules based international order’ but ignores rules when it suits – think Diego Garcia

– In 2017 the UN General Assembly voted by a large majority(94-15) to refer the request for an advisory opinion on Diego Garcia to the International Court if Justice.
– In September 2018, 13 of the 14 judges of the ICJ concluded that the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia were illegally separated from Mauritius.
– In May 2019 the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly(116-6) to endorse the Court’s opinion that the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, belonged to Mauritius. Apart from the US and the UK only four countries AUSTRALIA, Hungary, Israel and the Maldives voted in favour of the British neo-colonial claim.
– In November 2019, Britain refused to abide by the ICJ opinion and for the US to leave Chagos/Diego Garcia.
– In 2020 the UN published a map showing Chagos/Diego Garcia as part of Mauritius.

Despite all this, the US sits tight on its key military base of Diego Garcia which is thousands of kilometres from its mainland. In contrast, China’s building of islands in the South China Sea is adjacent to its own territory.

04.08.2022 - 21:18 [ John Menadue ]

Canberra wants a new arms race in Asia

(Jul 22, 2022)

On his first visit to Washington, Australia’s new Defence Minister Richard Marles has warned the region is facing a military build-up “at a rate unseen since World War II” and is part of an “intensification of major power competition”.

What to do when we see a dangerous escalation? Well, escalate some more! Bring in as much military hardware as you can! Arm to the teeth, that’s what I take Marles to say. Not only does the United States need to commit even more military resources to the region, he urges, Australia itself must take “greater responsibility for its own security,” including enlarging its defence capabilities. “This will include capabilities such as longer-range strike weapons, cyber capabilities and area denial systems tailored to a broader range of threats.”

04.08.2022 - 20:44 [ CovertActionMagazine.com ]

UNCLOAKED: Canada’s “Jekyll-and-Hyde” Masquerade as Nation that Supposedly Supports Pacifism and Progressive Principles

The only solution at this time is for American and Canadian peace activists to link up to challenge the military-industrial complex in both countries.

Detailed plans are needed to convert the U.S. and Canadian economies away from militarism and retrain workers and engineers who currently work in the defense sectors.

Restrictions on lobbying and foreign military sales should also be an urgent policy demand along with abolishing NORAD and NATO.

04.08.2022 - 19:54 [ Radio China - CRI.cn ]

China reagiert auf Erklärung der G7- und EU-Außenminister

Die Sprecherin des chinesischen Außenministeriums, Hua Chunying, hat am Donnerstag auf die gemeinsame Erklärung der Außenminister der G7-Gruppe und des Hohen Vertreters der EU für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik am Mittwoch reagiert.

Hua sagte, die G7-Außenminister dachten wohl, sie lebten in der Zeit der Vereinigten acht Staaten vor über 120 Jahren.

31.07.2022 - 18:26 [ Nadine Dorries, UK Secretary of State for @DCMS / Nitter ]

Liz will deliver. As Prime Minister, I will deliver for the British people so we can succeed like never before

31.07.2022 - 18:12 [ Nadine Dorries / DailyMail.co.uk ]

I may have gone over the top about Rishi’s clothes… But I don’t want my party to be fooled by appearances the way many of the Cabinet were, writes NADINE DORRIES

My comments were widely interpreted to be anti-aspirational and it was suggested that I was seeking revenge against the man who, while Chancellor, had been planning a coup for a very long time and who had ruthlessly and metaphorically stabbed Boris Johnson in the back.

Rishi had been plotting against the most electorally successful Prime Minister the Conservative Party has known since the days of Margaret Thatcher. His actions made Michael Gove’s betrayal of Boris Johnson during the 2016 leadership campaign appear like a rank amateur rehearsing for the role of Brutus in a village hall play.

(…)

I wanted to highlight Rishi’s misguided sartorial style in order to alert Tory members not to be taken in by appearances in the way that happened to many of us who served with the Chancellor in Cabinet. The assassin’s gleaming smile, his gentle voice and even his diminutive stature had many of us well and truly fooled.

31.07.2022 - 18:05 [ ORF.at ]

Britische Ministerin empört mit „Attentäter“-Sager

In einem Beitrag für die Zeitung „Mail on Sunday“ warnte Dorries die Mitglieder der Konservativen Partei vor dem früheren Finanzminister: „Das strahlende Lächeln des Attentäters, seine sanfte Stimme und sogar seine winzige Statur haben viele von uns wirklich getäuscht“, schrieb Dorries. Zudem retweetete sie ein Bild, das zeigt, wie Sunak als Brutus den Premier als Julius Cäsar von hinten ersticht.

31.07.2022 - 17:39 [ Independent.co.uk ]

MP Greg Hands says Nadine Dorries’ retweet of Sunak as ‘Brutus the backstabber’ is dangerous

MP Greg Hands has branded ‘dangerous’ a retweet by culture secretary Nadine Dorries, showing Rishi Sunak stabbing Boris Johnson in the back.

31.07.2022 - 08:10 [ fizzforbrexit / Nitter ]

… All politicians are corrupt especially nowadays. Name just one politician of ANY PARTY who has spoken out against the theft of our civil liberties and the abuse of our laws by Boris Johnson over the past 30 months? JUST COMPLICIT SILENCE!!

31.07.2022 - 08:06 [ theGuardian.com ]

Overhaul campaign before it’s too late, Rishi Sunak told

To make an impression on the race, Sunak announced last night plans to charge patients £10 for a missed medical appointment to help clear the Covid backlog. He said he would revive high streets, slash the number of empty shops and backed tougher punishment for graffiti and littering, as well as additional powers for police to tackle anti-social behaviour.

29.07.2022 - 16:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

As the EU bails out Germany, we should thank God we left

The result is that the EU faces a winter like that endured by Britain under Sir Edward Heath: with energy rationed, perhaps through planned outages. For fans of the EU Sir Edward has long been a totemic figure: the Prime Minister who took us into the bloc without bothering to ask the people in a referendum. How ironic that the EU’s energy policy is now leading it down the same road as Heath’s Britain.

27.07.2022 - 18:20 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Who exactly are the 160,000 Tory members who will choose the next prime minister?

Tory MPs have now voted five times to narrow the field of their leadership race down to just two candidates. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will go head-to-head, and the winner will replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Unlike the previous rounds, however, this one has a broader electorate: Tory members will get to vote on which of the pair becomes party leader.

27.07.2022 - 18:04 [ National Council for Civil Liberties - libertyhumanrights.org.uk ]

Human Rights Act and Government accountability ‘WHAT ARE THEY SO AFRAID OF’: MPs CALL FOR PRE-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY FOR PROPOSED BILL OF RIGHTS

(21 Jun 2022)

Ministers of the devolved nations have also highlighted how the Government’s proposals to replace the Human Rights Act threaten to undermine the devolution settlement in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the Good Friday Agreement put in serious risk by any changes to the Human Rights Act.

Pre-legislative scrutiny of these plans is made even more important by the divergence between the proposals and the findings of the independent panel established by the Government to review the operation of the Human Rights Act. The panel found that the HRA is operating effectively to preserve parliamentary autonomy and to protect individuals’ rights.

However, the Government’s proposed Bill of Rights ignored these findings and would be a vast and deeply consequential overhaul of human rights protections in this country.

In a letter sent on Monday 20 June 2022, the groups urged the Government to respect the principles of our parliamentary democracy and subject the proposed Bill of Rights to the pre-legislative scrutiny it clearly requires.

Liberty Director Martha Spurrier, said: “Scrapping the Human Rights Act poses a real, imminent threat to rights in the UK. It’s a blatant, unashamed power grab from a Government that wants to put those in power above the law. They are quite literally rewriting the rules in their favour so they become untouchable.

“The Human Rights Act and access to the European Convention of Human Rights has empowered people in the UK to enforce their rights in practice. It has enabled people to challenge unlawful policies, be treated with dignity by public authorities and secure justice for their loved ones.

“The Government’s plan is to weaken and undermine this, taking power away from the public to take for themselves. We all know this Government cannot be trusted to keep its word or play by the rules. We’re urging everyone to not let them get away with this looting of our rights. Speak up and make your voice hard.”

27.07.2022 - 17:31 [ Computerweekly.com ]

Home Office ‘unlawfully’ approved MI5 bulk surveillance warrants

The Security Service has admitted during the course of legal hearings that it stored the public’s data when it had no legal right to do so, and that it failed to disclose the problems either to the Home Office or to oversight bodies.

According to submissions presented to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, MI5 broke key legal safeguards by unlawfully retaining and using individual’s private data gathered through covert surveillance.

26.07.2022 - 21:42 [ TKP.at ]

Tony Blair drängt auf digitale ID in Großbritannien

Ein Bericht des „Tony Blair Instituts for Global Change“ empfiehlt die Implementierung der digitalen ID, um die Probleme rund um illegale Einwanderung in Großbritannien „zu lösen“. Damit solle das „Asylproblem“ gelöst werden, wie es im Bericht heißt.

20.07.2022 - 20:46 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tories brace for ‘nastiest’ leadership campaign in party’s history

It will be a battle of ideology, policy and personality – with Mr Sunak, the prudent, centrist, polished public schoolboy against Ms Truss, the tax-cutting, Right-wing, robotic Yorkshire lass.

20.07.2022 - 20:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Gloves are off in battle to be next PM: Rishi Sunak says only he’ll beat Labour and win next election as Liz Truss takes dig at ex-Chancellor to pledge ‚bold new economic plan‘ – as Tories brace for bruising six-week contest with first TV debate on Monday

– Conservative MPs have chosen the final two candidates for PM going ahead to a run-off with party members
– Liz Truss emerged victorious from a brutal battle with Penny Mordaunt for second spot in head-to-head phase
– Rishi Sunak topped the ballot in all the voting rounds but polls suggest he could struggle in the member vote
– The candidates are due to clash in a BBC TV debate on Monday night with fears it will turn nasty quickly
– The winner of the ballot is due to be declared on September 5 and take over from Mr Johnson the next day

20.07.2022 - 20:34 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Truss vs Sunak – and the choice of two very different futures for Britain

Truss has pledged to raise defence spending to 3 per cent of GDP by 2030, while Sunak would keep it on its present path, rising to 2.5 per cent over the same period. Although the former chancellor gave the Ministry of Defence special treatment in his spending review, he shares the Treasury’s scepticism about getting value for money from it.

While the Truss camp suggests Sunak would be less supportive of Ukraine amid fears of the impact on the UK of sanctions against Russia, in practice they would probably adopt the same approach. However, Truss would probably be more hawkish than him towards China.

18.07.2022 - 17:22 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

The complete run-offs from our Next Tory Leader survey. Badenoch first, Truss second, Sunak third, Mordaunt fourth, Tugendhat fifth.

The run-off scores from our latest Next Tory Leader survey for all five candidates are as follows –

18.07.2022 - 17:15 [ Sky News ]

Sky News cancels Conservative leadership debate after Sunak and Truss refuse to take part

Sky News has cancelled its Conservative leadership debate after Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss refused to take part.

The debate was due to be hosted by Kay Burley tomorrow evening.

Conservative MPs are said to be concerned about the damage the debates are doing to the image of the party, exposing disagreements and splits.

18.07.2022 - 17:10 [ Express.co.uk ]

Boris lashes out at Truss on tax as Tory leadership tensions explode in bloodbath contest

His comments came despite Ms Truss being seen as the „Boris Johnson continuity candidate“ with a number of his supporters backing her in a bid to stop Mr Suank entering No10.

Her attack on the former Chancellor’s record last night was one of a number of punches swung as the Tory leadership contest gets increasingly bitter.

17.07.2022 - 14:03 [ Rishi Sunak / Telegraph.co.uk ]

We got Brexit done – now we must capitalise on the freedoms it gave us

Second, the government would also remove the burdens of GDPR, creating in its place the most dynamic data protection regime in the world.

The EU’s Byzantine rules are preventing British tech companies from innovating and public services from sharing data to prevent crime. As any internet user can see, GDPR – with all its bureaucratic box-ticking – is clearly not working and needs to be replaced.

16.07.2022 - 15:05 [ Scott Duncan / Nitter ]

The intensity of the heat lifting north out of Spain & Portugal is simply staggering.

16.07.2022 - 15:00 [ Meteorological Office - metoffice.gov.uk ]

The first Red Extreme heat warning issued.

Fri 15 Jul 2022

For the first time temperatures of 40°C have been forecast in the UK and the Met Office has issued the first ever Red warning for exceptional heat.

Exceptional heat is expected to affect a large part of England early next week, with temperatures likely in the high 30s C in some places and perhaps even reaching 40°C.

15.07.2022 - 20:22 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Live: The Tory leadership debate

As things stand, Rishi Sunak is leading the way on MP nominations, but needs to win over Tory members to succeed in the final stage of the contest. Meanwhile Penny Mordaunt is the clear favourite with the bookies thanks to recent polling which suggests she is Tory members’ candidate of choice.

15.07.2022 - 20:12 [ @SheSaidWhatBul / Nitter ]

Lord Cruddas, ‘the ballot only has credibility if Boris is part of the process.’

15.07.2022 - 20:08 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Lord Cruddas threatens to cut off donations to Tory party

(today)

Lord Cruddas, who was last year forced to defend donating £500,000 to the party just three days after he was admitted to the House of Lords, said he wanted Boris Johnson to stay on as Prime Minister.

He said: “If the membership are asked to vote for the last two contenders they will be voting for two people that they do not want on the ballot. The ballot only has credibility if Boris is part of the process.”

15.07.2022 - 20:01 [ @BestForBritain / Nitter.net ]

Nadine Dorries says Boris Johnson should remain in post because „the donors have spoken“.

(06.06.2022)

What about the will of the people?

New snap poll from @OpiniumResearch shows 59% think Tory MPs should vote to remove Johnson as leader today

11.07.2022 - 14:55 [ ready4rishi.com ]

Ready for Rishi

I got into politics because I want everyone in this country to have the opportunity to be able to give their children a better future.

Our country faces huge challenges, the most serious for a generation. Someone has to grip this moment and make the right decisions. Because the choices we make today will decide whether the next generation of British people will have more opportunities than the last.

We need to restore trust in our politics. We need to rebuild our economy. And we need to reunite the country.

That’s why I’m standing to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister.

11.07.2022 - 13:50 [ Britain Elects / Nitter ]

The race to replace Boris Johnson, afternoon update (10 July):

Sunak: 30 MPs (+12)
Mordaunt: 18 (+11)
Hunt: 12 (+10)
Truss: 12 (+6)
Tugendhat: 12 (+6)
Badenoch: 11 (+5)
Zahawi: 10 (+7)
Braverman: 9 (-)

Chgs. w/ 24hrs ago

11.07.2022 - 13:43 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Rishi Sunak ‘dirty dossier’ sent around Tory WhatsApp groups as leadership race turns nasty

The memo circulated on Tory WhatsApp group reportedly attacks the former chancellor personally and accused him of having a “big tax and big spend agenda”.

According to The Telegraph, which first reported the “mucky memo”, the 424-word anti-Sunak missive was written by someone on the Thatcherite right of the party.

11.07.2022 - 13:37 [ inews.co.uk ]

Tory right battles to stop Rishi Sunak reaching No 10 as challengers row over tax, Brexit and trans rights

Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Grant Shapps and Mr Zahawi all promised to cut the tax burden on Sunday, while Mr Sunak has insisted it would be irresponsible to do so while the UK is still running a large budget deficit.

Ministers who are close to Mr Johnson have publicly denounced Mr Sunak’s track record and warned that he will reverse the achievements of the Government.

Jacob Rees-Mogg told Channel 4: “I will not be supporting Mr Sunak.” He has previously referred to him as “the socialist Chancellor” because of the pandemic spending he introduced.

10.07.2022 - 20:54 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Unter deutschem Vorsitz: G7-Staaten stützen EU-Politik zur Chatkontrolle

(08.07.2022)

Auf ihrem Treffen im November wollen die G7-Innenminister:innen Druck machen, damit Firmen mit Filtertechnologien nach sexualisierter Gewalt gegen Kinder suchen. Treiber ist Großbritannien, das mit einem Gesetz voranprescht. Auch Verschlüsselung ist davon betroffen.

09.07.2022 - 16:49 [ ORF.at ]

Mitfavorit Wallace kandidiert nicht als Johnsons Nachfolger

Trotz seiner Favoritenrolle will der britische Verteidigungsminister Ben Wallace sich nicht um die Nachfolge von Premierminister Boris Johnson als Chef der konservativen Tory-Partei bewerben.

07.07.2022 - 16:52 [ ORF.at ]

Boris Johnson tritt als Parteichef zurück

Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson tritt als Chef seiner Konservativen Partei zurück. Er wolle aber als Regierungschef weitermachen, bis ein Nachfolger gewählt ist, sagte Johnson am Donnerstag in London.

07.07.2022 - 15:44 [ NewStatesman.com ]

Boris Johnson has not resigned as prime minister

But he can, technically, be deposed as Tory leader and remain in office. He will not be removed from No 10 until he tenders his resignation as prime minister, or until he loses a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons (the last PM to lose such a vote was Labour’s Jim Callaghan in March 1979). Johnson will not, like Donald Trump, attempt to stay in power once the Tory party does select a new leader, but he has notably chosen not to tender his resignation as prime minister until it does.

07.07.2022 - 15:08 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris’s speech in full: Read and watch PM’s 372-second resignation from the steps of Downing Street

– Boris Johnson makes 372-second resignation speech in Downing Street
– He confirms he will stand down as Prime Minister once new Tory leader elected
– He says he is ’sad‘ to be ‚giving up the best job in the world‘ and blasts rebel MPs

07.07.2022 - 15:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson QUITS ‘best job in the world’ saying ‘no one is indispensable’ after being forced out in Tory bloodbath

BORIS Johnson has today told the nation he is resigning as Prime Minister and clearing the stage for a new Tory leader by the autumn.

In an address outside No10, the defeated PM said he was so „sad“ to be forced out of the job he loves but conceded: „Them’s the breaks.“

26.06.2022 - 09:05 [ theGrayzone.com ]

British security state collaborator Paul Mason’s war on ‘rogue academics’ exposed

(21.06.2022)

Amidst his campaign to neutralize the UK antiwar left, Paul Mason declared in an email to several academics willing to inform on and undermine their own colleagues: “the far left rogue academics is who I’m after… The important task is to quarantine their ‘soft’ influencers and expose/stigmatise the hard ideologists.”

Mason’s fishing expedition was conducted in apparent coordination with Andy Pryce, a senior British intelligence official involved in a series of malign information warfare and censorship initiatives.

26.06.2022 - 08:58 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed

(07.06.2022)

Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through “relentless deplatforming” and a “full nuclear legal” attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.

24.06.2022 - 22:42 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

‘Anyone but Boris’ majority could doom the Tories to electoral oblivion

Nightmare scenario of tactical voting could put several Cabinet ministers’ majorities at risk, including the Prime Minister’s

24.06.2022 - 22:22 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Britischer Premier unter Druck: Rückschläge – doch Johnson will bleiben

Und im südwestenglischen Devon, im Wahlkreis Tiverton und Honiton, errangen die Liberaldemokraten einen deutlichen Sieg in einem Wahlkreis, den die Konservativen seit mehr als 100 Jahren innehatten. Der neue „Lib Dem“-Abgeordnete Richard Foord erklärte, es sei Zeit für Premierminister Boris Johnson zu gehen:

Im ganzen Land schalten die Liberaldemokraten die Konservativen aus und gewinnen. Menschen, die ihr Leben lang konservativ gewählt haben, sind abgestoßen von Boris Johnsons Lügen und haben die Nase voll.

24.06.2022 - 21:24 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Lincoln Uni BANS ‚organ harvesting‘ Nigerian professor: Senator and wife face police probe over claims they ‚used fake passport to traffick 15-year-old boy from streets of Lagos to act as kidney donor for their sick daughter in UK‘

A consultant working in a NHS hospital refused to remove the vital organ a 15-year-old who was allegedly trafficked to London from the streets of Lagos by the former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate and his wife, a court heard.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, are accused of taking the homeless youngster to the UK from Nigeria to transplant his organs into their daughter who is suffering from kidney failure.

22.06.2022 - 05:15 [ RMT.org.uk ]

RMT General Secretary on rail dispute

“RMT members are leading the way for all workers in this country who are sick and tired of having their pay and conditions slashed by a mixture of big business profits and government policy

“Now is the time to stand up and fight for every single railway worker in this dispute that we will win.”

22.06.2022 - 05:13 [ RMT / Nitter.net ]

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch on today’s rail strike: „@RMTunion members are leading the way for all workers in this country who are sick and tired of having their pay and conditions slashed by a mixture of big business profits and government policy.“

21.06.2022 - 08:22 [ ORF.at ]

Erste Konferenz des Atomwaffenverbotsvertrags in Wien

Die Atommächte boykottieren die UNO-Konferenz.

18.06.2022 - 20:44 [ ORF.at ]

Großbritannien vor größtem Bahnstreik seit 30 Jahren

RMT-Generalsekretär Mike Lynch kündigte landesweite Streiks für den kommenden Dienstag, Donnerstag und Samstag an. Es wird mit mehr als 50.000 Streikenden gerechnet. Am Dienstag wollen auch die Beschäftigten der Londoner U-Bahn für 24 Stunden die Arbeit niederlegen.

18.06.2022 - 20:41 [ IntelligentTransport.com ]

Network Rail and Transport for London workers to strike due to job loss and pay concerns

The week of planned strikes across the country will impact London Underground (Tube), Overground, Elizabeth line and national rail services across the UK between 21 and 26 June 2022. Only around half of Britain’s rail network will be open on strike days, with a very limited service running on lines that will only be open from around 07:30 until 18:30.

This strike action comes as part of separate disputes with both the RMT over pensions, jobs and conditions, and with Unite over pay.

18.06.2022 - 20:31 [ theGuardian.com ]

Rail workers to bring British network to halt with three days of strikes

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has told members to prepare to “shut down the rail system” with strikes on 21, 23 and 25 June, after a ballot of 40,000 members last month resulted in staff at Network Rail and 13 train operating companies voting overwhelmingly for full-scale industrial action.

About 10,000 more RMT members in London will also hold a further tube strike on 21 June, in a coordinated move designed to head off possible job cuts at Transport for London and in the national rail network.

18.06.2022 - 20:19 [ Zarah Sultana MP / Nitter,net ]

Today I was proud to march alongside trade unionists from across the country to send a message to the Tory government: Squeeze the profits of the super-rich, not the livelihoods of the people #DemandBetter

18.06.2022 - 20:17 [ The Independent / Youtube ]

Cost of living crisis protest underway in London

The demonstration was organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), who say working people have lost almost £20,000 since 2008, with wages not matching rates of inflation.

Named the ‚We Demand Better‘ march, a blue flare signalled its beginning at Portland Place, where hundreds of coaches had brought protestors.

18.06.2022 - 20:04 [ Iain Cathro / Nitter.net ]

Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky cheered on Kyiv walkabout

Try walking about in a British city Johnson and see how many cheers you get

18.06.2022 - 12:42 [ John Pilger / Nitter.net ]

What a coward Anthony Albanese is. Julian #Assange’s approved extradition has stirred not a peep from the new PM of Julian’s homeland, where Labor’s doe-eyed believe ‚Albo‘ is different in Washington-sucking Canberra. No, he’s not. The killing of #Assange is our final surrender.

17.06.2022 - 19:38 [ Justin Amash, libertarian, member of Congress, 2011-2021 / Nitter.net ]

Julian Assange faces prosecution for publishing materials revealing war atrocities in Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. government is trying to criminalize journalism, endangering everyone. The freedom of the press, the freedom of speech, and all rights are at stake. Free Assange.

17.06.2022 - 19:22 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The UK’s Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK’s Freedom Lectures Are a Farce

The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assange was extended and escalated on Friday morning. The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.’s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of thousands of documents showing widespread corruption, deceit, and war crimes by American and British authorities along with their close dictatorial allies in the Middle East.

This decision is unsurprising — it has been obvious for years that the U.S. and UK are determined to destroy Assange as punishment for his journalism exposing their crimes — yet it nonetheless further highlights the utter sham of American and British sermons about freedom, democracy and a free press.

17.06.2022 - 19:06 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

BREAKING: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the US where he would face a 175 year sentence – A dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy The decision will be appealed

17.06.2022 - 05:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Bank of England und SNB: Weitere Notenbanken erhöhen Zinsen

n der Schweiz ist die Inflation allerdings wegen des starken Frankens vergleichsweise gering. Im Mai lag sie bei 2,9 Prozent. Für das Gesamtjahr 2022 wird nun nach SNB-Angaben eine Teuerung der Verbraucherpreise um 2,8 Prozent erwartet. Ohne die Leitzinserhöhung würde die Prognose „deutlich höher“ ausfallen, so die SNB.

„Es wäre fahrlässig, wenn man inflationäre Entwicklung nicht berücksichtigt“, sagte SNB-Präsident Thomas Jordan.

17.06.2022 - 05:42 [ SRF.ch ]

SNB vollzieht Wende – Warum heben Sie die Zinsen an, Herr Jordan?

Eigentlich sind die Notenbanken schon vor Jahren dazu übergegangen, die Finanzmärkte nicht zu überraschen. Es wurde immer angedeutet, wohin die Reise geht. Sie haben die Finanzmärkte jetzt aber doch überrascht, mit einer früheren und stärkeren Zinserhöhung als man das gedacht hätte. Ist das ein Indiz dafür, dass der Entscheid erst in den letzten Stunden gereift ist?

Nein.

17.06.2022 - 05:32 [ NewStatesman.com ]

Is recession the Bank of England’s only choice?

With inflation still climbing, today the Bank of England has brought out the big guns, raising interest rates by 0.25 percentage points to 1.25 per cent – pushing the cost of borrowing to its highest since February 2009. It joins the US Federal Reserve, its cousin across the Atlantic, which yesterday raised rates by 0.75 percentage points – its biggest rise in almost 30 years.

16.06.2022 - 05:42 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Exclusive: US fighters ‘captured’ by Russian forces in Ukraine

Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, had been serving as volunteers with a regular Ukrainian army unit. They are believed to be the first US servicemen to end up as Russian prisoners of war.

They will join a growing number of Western military volunteers captured by Russian forces, including three Britons – Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Andrew Hill.

12.06.2022 - 19:21 [ inews.co.uk ]

Former British soldier Jordan Gatley ‘shot and killed’ while fighting Russians on the frontline in Ukraine

Jordan Gatley left the British Army in March and flew out to Ukraine to help at the beginning of the invasion “after careful consideration”, wrote his father Dean Gatley in an emotional tribute on Facebook.

According to the post, Jordan was killed amid intense fighting in the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. The family received the news on Friday.

His father confirmed “the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.”

12.06.2022 - 06:42 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

Mike Pompeo summoned by court to explain alleged US government plot to assassinate Julian Assange, say Spanish media reports

Spanish National High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz summoned Pompeo and former US counterintelligence official William Evanina as witnesses to explain the alleged assassination plot and whether they received information through the security firm.

Evanina allegedly previously confessed to having access to security camera footage and audio recordings from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange’s lawyers claimed in letters seen by Spanish outlet The Objective.

12.06.2022 - 06:32 [ Stella Moris / ABC.net.au ]

Julian Assange’s wife Stella Moris reveals how they raise children together while he is in jail waiting an extradition decision By Stella Moris

We don’t know how long our children have left with their father. We don’t know if we can visit him or even talk to him on the phone. If the extradition goes ahead, US authorities retain the right to put Julian in conditions so cruel that no one in his position is likely to survive.

It is impossible for Julian and me to escape a feeling that he is on death row. Our weekly visits may be the only time we have left together. But for how much longer? A few months more, a few weeks, a few days and then only a few hours? I fear in the end we will count the minutes and the seconds…

12.06.2022 - 05:33 [ Jen Robinson / Nitter.net ]

In 2016, I took legal action against the UK with @privacyint over surveillance & information sharing with the US – given my work as lawyer for #Assange & @wikileaks UK admits violation of Art 8 & Art 10 (confidential journalistic material)

(09.06.2022)

Robinson v UK

12.06.2022 - 05:29 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Julian Assange’s Australian lawyer who counts Amal Clooney and Amber Heard as friends says she has reached settlement with government ‚over breach of her human rights after it admitted she was likely put under covert surveillance‘

She said: ‚The UK Government has now admitted that its surveillance and information-sharing arrangements with the US violated my rights. That includes in relation to the protection of confidential journalistic material.

‚This follows a pattern of unlawful spying on Julian Assange and his legal team, and it raises grave concerns about government interference with journalistic material and privilege.

‚It also raises serious questions about what information the UK and US governments have been sharing about Mr Assange’s case against extradition to the US.‘

12.06.2022 - 05:26 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

UK admits to unlawfully spying on Julian Assange’s lawyer in settlement on Thursday at the European Court of Human Rights

11.06.2022 - 19:44 [ Yahoo.com ]

Family of British man facing the death penalty in Donbas call for his release

„Shaun should be accorded all the rights of a prisoner of war according to the Geneva Convention and including full independent legal representation. We sincerely hope that all parties will co-operate urgently to ensure the safe release or exchange of Shaun.“

Britain has called the court’s decision a „sham judgment“ and condemned Russian proxy authorities in Donbas for what it called an „egregious breach“ of the Geneva convention.

11.06.2022 - 11:06 [ Inews.co.uk ]

Who are Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner? How the British men sentenced to death sought a new life in Ukraine

Mr Aslin, 28, is known by multiple names. When he fought alongside Syria’s Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG) against Isis he was known as Rojhat, he then adopted the name Cossack Gundi when he joined as a volunteer fighter in the ranks of the Ukrainian Army. To some, he is known simply as Johnny.

Mr Aslin, a care worker at his hometown of Newark, Nottinghamshire, had no military experience when he left the UK for Syria in 2015. Before he boarded a plane to Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, he reportedly told border authorities he was going on a backpacking trip.

11.06.2022 - 10:53 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

So-called court in Donetsk sentences two captive Britons and one Moroccan to death

UK citizens Shaun Pinner, Aiden Aslin and Moroccan Saadun Brahim were charged with being mercenaries and participating in operations aimed at seizure of power and overthrow of the so-called constitutional order of the so-called „Donetsk People’s Republic“, which is not recognized by anyone but Russia.

07.06.2022 - 12:32 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson latest news: Prime Minister’s premiership is no longer ‚viable‘, says William Hague

Lord Hague, the former leader of the Conservative Party, said Mr Johnson is now facing a „big problem“ because it „isn’t viable actually when more than 40 per cent of your party vote against you“.

He told Times Radio: “That is very difficult then to proceed as party leader in the long term. This is like trying to drive along the M1 with two flat tyres. You can say you are at the steering wheel but is it really viable? You are not going to get to the end of the motorway.”

07.06.2022 - 12:26 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris orders Cabinet to ‚get on with the job‘ and focus on cost of living after brutal confidence vote saw 148 Tory MPs try to oust him – worse than Theresa AND Maggie – with loyalists admitting even ministers secretly voted against him

– Boris Johnson is setting out to revive his premiership after a hugely damaging confidence vote last night
– His allies are begging the 148 MPs who voted against the PM to ‚back down‘ after his slim victory yesterday
– One loyalist MP described Monday as ‚the first day of a Tory civil war‘ with a double by-election looming
– The PM’s allies have insisted he will ‚fight his corner‘ amid warnings that an early general election is possible
– Backbench chief Sir Graham Brady called a full vote after receiving 54 letters from MPs calling for one

06.06.2022 - 16:59 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson will win the confidence vote – but even so, it’s over for him

Some big names may quit during the day, because many cannot accept the result. If you think Johnson is a disaster on Monday morning, you’re not going to believe he’s a genius on Monday evening, and no one would believe you if you said so.

06.06.2022 - 16:55 [ @BestForBritain / Nitter.net ]

Nadine Dorries says Boris Johnson should remain in post because „the donors have spoken“.

What about the will of the people?

New snap poll from @OpiniumResearch shows 59% think Tory MPs should vote to remove Johnson as leader today

06.06.2022 - 16:51 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MONEY TALKS: Big Tory donors plead with MPs not to ditch Boris Johnson

Big names include billionaire JCB boss Lord Bamford, property magnate Sir Tony Gallagher and Carphone Wearhouse founder David Ross.

Other names include multimillionaire financier Howard Shore and mega rich Simon Rueben – who alongside brother David is worth £16bn.

06.06.2022 - 10:05 [ WPLG Local 10 / Youtube ]

Parade and pageant highlights final day of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The fourth and final day of the Queen’s Jubilee is underway in London.

06.06.2022 - 09:51 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson latest news: No confidence vote in Prime Minister today

Sir Graham said in a statement: “The threshold of 15 per cent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded.

“In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 TODAY MONDAY 6th JUNE — details to be confirmed.

06.06.2022 - 09:36 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris WILL face vote of no confidence TODAY: Graham Brady reveals 54 Tory MPs have submitted letters – with crunch ballot ‚at 6pm TONIGHT‘

– Boris Johnson is facing a confidence vote at 6pm tonight after Tories wrote letters to the 1922 committee
– The PM’s allies have insisted he will ‚fight his corner‘ amid warnings that an early general election is possible
– Backbench chief Sir Graham Brady calls a full vote when he receives 54 letters from MPs asking for one

05.06.2022 - 10:51 [ Neues Deutschland ]

Umkämpfte Verfassung: Die Einführung des Sondervermögens für die Bundeswehr ins Grundgesetz hat unrühmliche Vorgänger

Trotz allen Wider­stan­des trat die Bun­des­re­pu­blik 1955 der Nato bei und die Bun­des­wehr wur­de gegrün­det, was 1956 meh­re­re Grund­ge­setz­än­de­run­gen zur Fol­ge hat­te. Die KPD hat­te nicht mehr viel Zeit, sich dazu zu äußern; sie wur­de – als ein­zi­ge kom­mu­nis­ti­sche Par­tei in West­eu­ro­pa – noch im glei­chen Jahr verboten.

Die hier­nach ein­set­zen­de Ruhe hielt bis zur Mit­te der 60er-Jah­re. Die 1966 ins Amt gekom­me­ne Gro­ße Koali­ti­on aus SPD und CDU/CSU mach­te Ernst mit den Not­stands­ge­set­zen. Sie fin­den 1968 Ein­gang in die Ver­fas­sung. Ein­ge­führt wur­den damit diver­se Mög­lich­kei­ten zur Ein­schrän­kung von Grund­rech­ten und demo­kra­ti­schen Ver­fah­ren bei Krie­gen, Auf­stän­den oder Kata­stro­phen.

04.06.2022 - 14:40 [ Defend Assange Campaign / Nitter.net ]

Peter Hitchens on Julian Assange extradition: ‚This is a political case…are you a proper country if another country can just reach into your territory and lift out someone it wants to punish?‘

@GBNEWS
@ClarkeMicah #FreeAssangeNOW

04.06.2022 - 13:15 [ theGuardian.com ]

UK officials in line for immunity in assisting crimes overseas, say critics

Exclusive: Draft security bill would let spies and ministers enable killings and torture, warn charity and ex-minister

28.05.2022 - 19:22 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Nitter.net ]

I told President @ZelenskyyUa this morning that we stand with Ukraine for the long-term. We’ll continue to provide equipment to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces defend their country, and we’re working intensively to find ways to resume grain exports & avert a global food crisis.

20.05.2022 - 13:12 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: If there’s one lesson from this pitiful farrago, it’s that such a sweeping affront to our liberties must never happen again

During the pandemic, the British state imposed unprecedented constraints on the liberties we cherish.

When visiting dying relatives or drinking a cup of coffee on a park bench in open countryside becomes a criminal offence, something has gone terribly wrong.

The restrictions inflicted huge damage to the economy, children’s education and the public health. And latest evidence seriously questions whether they had much real effect.

If there is one lesson we must learn from this pitiful farrago, it is that such a sweeping affront to freedom can never be allowed to happen again.

20.05.2022 - 13:06 [ Bloomberg ]

Johnson Avoids More Fines as UK Police End ‘Partygate’ Probe

Boris Johnson won’t be fined again for breaking coronavirus regulations after UK police concluded a probe into rule-breaking gatherings during lockdown, a major boost for the prime minister after months of turmoil.

20.05.2022 - 12:46 [ ORF.at ]

Kanada zieht bei Huawei-Verbot für 5G-Aufbau nach

„Das geschieht im Anschluss an eine umfassende Prüfung durch unsere Sicherheitsbehörden und in Absprache mit unseren engsten Verbündeten“, so Champagne.

20.05.2022 - 12:39 [ Tagesschau,de ]

Spionage-Allianz: Ermittlungen zu Kriegsverbrechen unterstützen

Die Justizminister des Geheimdienstnetzwerks Five Eyes haben der Ukraine ihre Unterstützung bei der Verfolgung russischer Kriegsverbrechen zugesagt. Sie würden auch die Ermittlungen des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs (IStGH) unterstützen, erklärten die Ressortverantwortlichen der USA, Großbritanniens, Australiens, Neuseelands und Kanadas.

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.

(…)

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”.