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  • British judge orders Christopher Steele to pay damages to Russian bankers named in dossier

    07/09/2020 7:23:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07 08 2020 | Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
    A court in the United Kingdom ordered British ex-spy Christopher Steele to pay thousands in damages to two Russian bankers named in the former MI6 agent’s dossier as having “illicit” financial ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Justice Warby of the Queen’s Bench Division of the British High Court of Justice presided over a weeklong March hearing in the defamation lawsuit brought by the owners of Russia’s Alfa Bank, Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, against Orbis Business Intelligence, Steele’s private intelligence firm through which he conducted research in 2016 for Fusion GPS through the Perkins Coie law firm...
  • Man who planned to attack London gay pride march jailed for life (Mohiussunnath Chowdhury)

    07/09/2020 11:53:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 09 2020 | Staff
    A man found guilty of plotting terrorist attacks on crowded central London tourist attractions including a Gay Pride march was jailed for life on Thursday. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, was told he must serve at least 25 years for preparing acts of terrorism. During his trial, Woolwich Crown Court heard how Chowdhury, from Luton north of London, divulged his plans to men he thought were his friends but who were in fact covert anti-terrorism officers. He told them he was considering targeting crowded central London tourist attractions and a Pride in London event, police said in a statement. “He also told...
  • Trump criticizes Fauci and says US in a 'good place' as Covid-19 cases top 3m

    07/08/2020 2:49:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 8 Jul 2020 15.04 EDT | Martin Pengelly in New York @MartinPengelly
    As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US reached 3m, and another daily record fell with more than 60,000 new cases, Donald Trump insisted the US was “in a good place” and admitted he “didn’t listen to my experts”. US reaches 3m confirmed Covid-19 cases as Pence pushes for schools to reopen – live Read more The president also publicly attacked the US’s most senior non-political member of the White House coronavirus task force, Dr Anthony Fauci, who said earlier this week the US was still “knee deep in the first wave” of the pandemic. More than 130,000...
  • Liberal writers, activists sign open letter calling to end 'cancel culture'

    07/07/2020 4:18:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | july 7 2020 | FN
    Signatures include J.K. Rowling, Bari Weiss, Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem Liberal writers, professors and activists have come together and signed an open letter in the hopes of ending "cancel culture." "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss and political activist Noam Chomsky are a few of more than 100 names attached to the piece titled "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate" that was published Tuesday in Harper's Magazine. "Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial," the letter begins. "Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for...
  • British court rules against Christopher Steele, orders damages paid to businessmen named in dossier

    07/08/2020 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | By John Solomon Last Updated: July 8, 2020 - 12:06pm
    Court rules Steele's firm violated Britain's data privacy law by failing to aggressively check allegations in his dossier ================================================================================ British judge ruled Wednesday that Christopher Steele violated a data privacy law by failing to check the accuracy of information in his infamous dossier, ordering the former spy’s firm to pay damages to two businessmen he wrongly accused of making illicit payments in Russia. Justice Mark Warby of the High Court of England and Wales ordered Steele’s firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, to pay a modest 18,000 English pounds – about $22,596 in American currency – each to Petr Aven and Mikhail...
  • Jamaica's High Commissioner urges the Commonwealth to confront 'the elephant in the room' and discuss slave trade reparations after Prince Harry said it 'must acknowledge past wrongs'

    07/07/2020 6:40:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2020 | William Cole
    Jamaica's High Commissioner has joined Prince Harry's call for an 'open discussion' on Britain's role in the slave trade, saying Commonwealth countries 'needs to address the elephant in the room'. Seth George Ramocan said that while today's generation is not responsible for 'dehumanizing' people taken into slavery from Africa and the Caribbean, the same mindset 'still exists in a more subtle form'. He told the Today programme: 'This really should be a matter of open discussion and acknowledgement of what the wrongs were, particularly through the slave trade and how we come to a common understanding about this.'
  • Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are 'totally harmless' as infections surge (Guardian Hit piece)

    07/06/2020 9:49:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/06/2020 | David Smith
    Donald Trump has celebrated independence day with a string of false and misleading claims attempting to play down the coronavirus pandemic and warning that China will be “held accountable”. The US president staged a “Salute to America” jamboree on the south lawn of the White House with flyovers by military jets, parachute jumps and patriotic songs, but little effort among guests to physical distance or wear face masks. The country has undergone staggering changes unthinkable when Trump hosted the first such event a year ago on 4 July with tanks and other military hardware at the Lincoln Memorial. The coronavirus...
  • Huawei Could Be Locked out of UK’s 5G Network by Christmas: Reports

    07/06/2020 1:53:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    Reports have circulated that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for Chinese-controlled Huawei to be locked out from Britain’s 5G by the end of this year, after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) concluded that the products are not secure. The NCSC made the ruling that Huawei’s technology was not safe to use, in light of U.S. sanctions that block the Chinese tech firm from using American components. The prospect of Huawei using alternative components, certainly Chinese, “fundamentally changes” the situation, according to a Whitehall source speaking to The Times. Government ministers who sit on the National Security Council will...
  • Top Anglican Archbishop Claims ‘Jesus Was a Black Man’

    07/06/2020 1:43:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | VIRGINIA HALE
    The Church of England is “too white” while “Jesus was a black man”, according to the new Archbishop of York. Speaking to The Sunday Times, Stephen Cottrell praised the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, and said his inauguration this week as a white man replacing outgoing Archbishop John Sentamu — who is black — is “awkward” for the church. “The leadership of the Church of England is still too white, and I hope under my watch we’ll see further changes on that,” he said, asserting that the church has work to do “addressing the deep systemic issues of exclusion and...
  • Red Guards in Britain: China Ambassador Calls on Chinese Students in UK to ‘Serve the Motherland’

    07/05/2020 3:40:23 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/20
    Harkening back to the rhetoric of Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution, China’s ambassador in London has called on Chinese university students studying in the United Kingdom to “serve your motherland”, amid growing concern about the influence of Beijing on Western campuses. In recently unearthed comments made to the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said: “I hope you will carry on the glorious tradition of patriotism. I hope you will always live your personal dreams in the greater cause of striving for the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.” “I hope with what you have...
  • Police slam 'disgusting inhuman thugs' who pelted officers with bottles and threatened them with a knife as they tried to break up illegal block party in west London

    07/04/2020 4:30:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2020 | Darren Boyle
    olice have branded a group of people attending an illegal block party in west London as 'disgusting inhuman thugs' after officers had bottles thrown at them and were threatened with a knife. Officers came under attack with bottles after they tried to clear a 'block party' in Havelock Close, White City. Taking to Twitter, the Southall Broadway Police account said: 'The team and @MPSDormers Wells were amongst these front line officers coming under attack from missiles as well as thugs trying to fight, one even brandishing a knife at us. 'Unfortunately some of us were injured during this incident. Disgusting...
  • Female Muslim Convert Who Plotted to Blow up St Paul’s Cathedral Smiles and Salutes ISIS as She Is Jailed

    07/03/2020 6:17:17 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/20
    A Muslim convert who is believed to be the UK’s first female suicide bomb plotter has been jailed for planning to “blow St Paul’s Cathedral to the ground” and “kill as many people as possible”. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, who professed support for Islamic State, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday to life imprisonment with a minimum incarceration term of 14 years. Born Michelle Ramsden, the single mother from Hayes was seen leaving court in a black hijab, smiling at the press while raising her finger in a salute associated with the Islamic State terror group, according to...
  • Oxford University is leading in the world Covid-19 vaccine race

    07/02/2020 11:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | 07/02/2020
    By oxford’s eastern bypass road, some way from the famous spires, sits an unremarkable collection of glass office buildings that includes the Jenner Institute. Described by an industry observer as “a slightly dusty corner” of the university, until six months ago it mostly busied itself with useful but ill-funded research into diseases suffered by people in poor countries. Now it has become the likeliest candidate to produce the world’s first vaccine against covid-19. With governments all over the world pouring money into it, the effort to get a vaccine has come to resemble a more urgent version of the space...
  • Federal Judge Orders Epstein Victim’s Lawyers to Destroy Court Docs Related to Ghislaine Maxwell

    07/02/2020 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Published 15 hours ago on Jul 1, 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    A federal judge has ordered the attorneys of Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre to destroy documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell, an Epstein confidant who has been frequently named as his former collaborator in child sex trafficking. Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska made the determination in lawsuits Giuffre and her attorneys, Cooper and Kirk, have filed against Maxwell and former Epstein attorney Alan Dershowitz. Preska rejected Dershowitz’s attempt to change a protective order to receive documents for his defense in the defamation case while ordering Giuffre’s attorneys to destroy documents from a previously-settled case involving Maxwell. Preska wrote in her...
  • Harvard grad Claira Janover says she’s lost Deloitte job over TikTok ‘stab threat’

    07/01/2020 10:45:20 PM PDT · by rintintin · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 1 2020 | Lee Brown and Aaron Feis
    The Harvard graduate who said in a TikTok video that she would “stab” anyone who told her “All Lives Matter” revealed in a new pair of recordings that she has lost her job over the perceived threats and ensuing furor. “Standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,” a teary Claira Janover said in a new video posted Wednesday afternoon. “The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything.” Janover’s LinkedIn account lists her...
  • BBC Bans Black Lives Matter Badges On Air

    07/01/2020 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 July 2020
    The BBC has told its presenters and guests not to wear Black Lives Matter badges as the campaign was accused of “hijacking” George Floyd’s death for political reasons. Bosses at the corporation have decided not to allow “visual symbols of support” for Black Lives Matter to be worn on screen, senior sources told The Telegraph. It comes as a number of high-profile organisations were forced to backtrack on their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as its UK arm publicly criticised Israel and called on the British government to “defund the police”.
  • China is breaking Hong Kong treaty with UK, says Boris Johnson

    07/01/2020 12:22:58 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | Jul 1, 2020 | Patrick Wintour
    Boris Johnson denounced China’s imposition of a security law on Hong Kong as a “clear and serious” violation of its treaty with Britain, vowing to introduce a bespoke five-year visa for as many as 2.9 million Hong Kong citizens with British national (overseas) status. --- He said “China has broken its promise to the people of Hong Kong under its own laws. 
China has breached its international obligations to the United Kingdom under the joint declaration.
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  • Muslim so-called “scholar” accuses Winston Churchill of being just as bad as the Nazis…maybe worse

    07/01/2020 12:20:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 1, 2020
    LONDON: Muslim so-called “scholar” accuses Winston Churchill of being just as bad as the Nazis…maybe worse JULY 1, 2020 Ahmed Haneef said that certain historical figures are idolized today even if their views regarding non-white people were “worse than the views of the Nazis.” Haneef explained that while Churchill was fighting the Nazis in Europe, he and his ilk were committing the exact same crimes in Africa, India, the U.S., and the Americas.
  • Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents; 3 Million Hong Kong Residents to be given chance to settle in UK and ultimately apply for citizenship

    07/01/2020 8:05:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/01/2020
    Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said. The PM said Hong Kong's freedoms were being violated by a new security law and those affected would be offered a "route" out of the former UK colony. About 350,000 UK passport holders, and 2.6 million others eligible, will be able to come to UK for five years. And after a further year, they will be able to apply for citizenship. British National Overseas Passport holders in Hong Kong were granted special status...
  • Black Lives Matter is accused of anti-Semitism after posting photo of mural featuring Jewish stereotypes on Facebook advertising protest march in Oxford

    07/01/2020 6:47:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2020 | Joe Middleton
    A Black Lives Matter group has been accused of anti-Semitism after posting a controversial mural as a cover photo for a Facebook event. The mural, 'Freedom of Humanity', was removed from East London in 2012 after concerns from Jewish groups that it contained 'vile anti-Semitic tropes' such as the idea that Jewish people controlled the world. The street artist, Mear One, has previously denied being anti-Semitic, and said the mural is instead about 'class' and 'privilege.'