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  • UK to purge Huawei from 5G network by 2027, angering China and pleasing U.S.

    07/14/2020 7:32:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/14/2020 | Paul Sandle, Guy Faulconbridge
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West. The seven-year lag will please British telecoms operators such as BT (BT.L), Vodafone (VOD.L) and Three (0215.HK), which had feared they would be forced to spend billions of pounds to rip out Huawei equipment much faster. From the end of the year, it will be illegal for operators to buy any 5G equipment from Huawei, Britain’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary...
  • Donald Trump calls for extradition of ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele who was behind 'dirtier dossier' alleging Russian influence over US president

    07/11/2020 1:31:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14:54 EDT, 11 July 2020 | RYAN FAHEY and SAM BAKER
    Donald Trump has called for the extradition of a former MI6 agent who was behind a controversial dossier about his alleged links to Russia. Christopher Steele, now a director of Orbis Business Intelligence, was responsible for the 'dirty dossier' published in 2016 that alleged Russian influence over President Trump. The Steele Dossier contained allegations of collusion between Mr Trump's US presidential campaign and the Kremlin, which have been denied by both parties. On Wednesday, Orbis was ordered to pay compensation to two Russian businessmen that had complained about data protection breaches including inaccuracies in the dossier relating to them. Taking...
  • 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 · 18 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton had affair with Jeffrey Epstein ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell, according to new book

    07/02/2020 8:31:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    The Sun ^ | 05/27/2020 | James Beal
    FORMER US President Bill Clinton has sensationally been accused of an affair with Ghislaine Maxwell – the British socialite alleged to have procured girls for Jeffrey Epstein. Ex Commander-in-Chief Clinton – who infamously had a sexual liaison with White House intern Monica Lewinsky during his presidency – is claimed to have romped with Maxwell during overseas trips on Epstein’s jet. The former president also repeatedly visited Maxwell – a close friend of Prince Andrew - at her Manhattan townhouse, according to a new book. Clinton has denied the Maxwell claims. But a source is quoted in ‘A Convenient Death: The...
  • Marc Sidwell: The Long March - A Quiet Revolution to Destroy Western Civilization

    07/02/2020 4:43:23 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 4 replies
    The New Culture Forum ^ | July 2, 2020 | Marc Sidwell
    Video at link.
  • 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...
  • Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra led the way in DITCHING Black Lives Matter badge just before last night's show and Jamie Redknapp and host Kelly Cates followed his lead as Premier League distances itself following group's extreme statements

    07/01/2020 5:38:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2020 | Mrk Duell and Matt Highes
    Sky Sports allowed their pundits to decide whether to wear Black Lives Matter badges before going on air last night - with Patrice Evra ditching his first, before Jamie Redknapp followed suit, MailOnline can reveal today. Redknapp and Evra along with host Kelly Cates and commentator Gary Neville were not wearing the badges during Sky's coverage of Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United in the Premier League last night. It came after the Premier League distanced itself from the movement, but players in yesterday's match still 'took the knee' before kick-off and had 'Black Lives Matter' on their sleeves...
  • Black Lives Matter is accused of anti-Semitism after posting photo of mural featuring Jewish stereotypes on Facebook advertising protest march in Oxford [UK]

    07/01/2020 2:31:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:34 EDT, 30 June 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.” The image was posted online by Black Lives Matter Oxford, who are independent of but support Black Lives Matter, as a cover photo on...
  • People with cancer 'afraid to leave the house' because of coronavirus fears ( United Kingdom )

    06/29/2020 7:26:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Wales Ltd ^ | 29 JUN 2020 | Catherine Wylie
    Macmillan Cancer Support has warned of the devastating impact coronavirus is having on the physical and mental health of people facing both cancer and Covid-19 at the same time. ... Half a million people with cancer in the UK are afraid to the leave the house due to the threat of coronavirus, ... 19% of cancer sufferers in the UK - around 570,000 people - have barely left the house because they are scared to do so. ... around 270,000 people - have experienced panic or anxiety attacks or even suicidal thoughts because of the virus. ... Almost half of...
  • 'HOSTILE SITUATION' Tony Blair urges Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ditch Huawei from 5G network and side with US

    06/27/2020 10:53:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Sun ^ | 06/27/2020 | Nick Gutteridge
    TONY Blair has urged Boris Johnson to ditch Huawei from Britain's 5G network to save our security relationship with the US. The former PM said No 10 should prioritise trans-Atlantic ties over saving money by using the Chinese telecoms giant. He said: "We need to make a call and it's got to be pro-US in the end. America feels very strongly about this and for good enough reasons. "It's very hard for us not to be with the US on anything that touches US security." Mr Blair said it was "extraordinary" that the West had allowed China to gain "superiority"...
  • Chaos in Brixton: Overpowered police are forced to flee streets after mob screaming 'run them out!' injure 'almost 30' officers as block party descends into mini riot

    06/25/2020 4:02:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2020 | Joe Middleton
    A street party erupted into violence last night in Brixton as a mob overpowered police and injured 'almost 30' officers, forcing them to flee the streets as a block party descended into a mini riot. Footage circulating on social media showed hundreds of people congregating near Overton Road, in south London, at around 7pm for an unlicensed music event. The evening descended into anarchy as police were confronted by revellers and chased by a mob screaming 'run them out', as well as being pelted by bottles.
  • Suspected UK Terrorist Was Released From Prison Early and Known to MI5

    06/23/2020 12:24:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23 2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Khairi Saadallah, the Libyan refugee who has been detained on suspicion of perpetrating the knife attack in Reading, was released early from prison, was enrolled in the government’s Prevent deradicalisation scheme, and is believed to have been known to the UK’s security services as a possible terror suspect before the attack. Saad­allah had been sentenced in October 2019 to 25 months and 20 days in prison for breaching a suspended jail term, racially motivated assault, criminal damage, and affray (public fighting) — yet only served 17 months and 20 days behind bars. In March, the Court of Appeal decided to...
  • Man ends up in court for calling ex’s Irish boyfriend a ‘leprechaun’ [Aberdeen, Scotland]

    06/23/2020 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Aberdeen Evening Express ^ | 06/22/2020, 10:29 pm | Danny McKay
    An Aberdeen man has been fined after branding his ex partner’s new boyfriend a “leprechaun” in a threatening email. Terry Myers, 41, appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over the email, which made reference to the woman’s new partner being Irish and threatened to assault him. Fiscal depute Susan Love said Myers had previously been in a relationship with the woman, but that they were no longer together and she had a new partner. She told the court during Saturday morning the woman received an email from Myers in which “he made various threats to assault her new...
  • Burnley FC apologize after 'White Lives Matter' banner is flown over their Premier League match against Manchester City moments after players take the knee for BLM [UK]

    06/22/2020 10:57:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22:27 EDT, 22 June 2020 | Milly Vinceet
    Burnley football club has apologized and vowed to hand out lifetime bans after a plane carrying a banner reading “White Lives Matter Burnley” was flown over the Etihad stadium ahead of the team’s match with Manchester City this evening. A private plane bearing the message flew over the stadium in Manchester just moments after both Burnley and City players took a knee to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Jake Hepple, a Burnley local, has claimed responsibility for the stunt, sharing a video of the plane to his Facebook along with a refusal to apologize. Hepple wrote:...
  • Burnley condemns 'White Lives Matter' banner flown over Etihad Stadium

    06/22/2020 5:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2020
    (CNN)Burnley has strongly condemned a "White Lives Matter Burnley" banner that was flown by a small plane over the Etihad Stadium ahead of their English Premier League match against Manchester City on Monday. Since the English Premier League's resumption last week, all players of the 20 top-flight clubs have replaced their names with the message "Black Lives Matter" on the back of their jerseys.
  • Oxford Prof: Academics Fear Mob Will Destroy Their Careers If They Defend British Empire

    06/21/2020 6:53:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    A leading scholar at the University of Oxford believes conservatives are afraid to stand up to the “zealous left-wing minority” who want to “erase and rewrite history” in case doing so prompts the mob to destroy their careers. Nigel Biggar, regius professor of moral and pastoral theology, has criticised renewed demands, prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement, for statues and memorials to individuals who do not meet the standards of the 21st-century social justice left to be torn down, and for children to be taught a negatively slanted history of Britain’s imperial past. “The problem is that most academics...
  • American among UK terror victims, US ambassador confirms

    06/22/2020 5:29:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22 2020 | Associated Press
    An American man was among the three victims stabbed to death in a park in the English town of Reading that is being treated as a terror attack, the U.S. ambassador to Britain confirmed Monday. Ambassador Woody Johnson offered his “deepest condolences'' to the families of those killed in the attack on June 20. A 25-year-old man who is believed to be the lone attacker is in custody but officials said the motive for the carnage was unclear. “Our thoughts are with all those affected,'' Johnson said. “We condemn the attack absolutely and have offered our assistance to British law...
  • Academics are too scared to stand up for the British Empire over fears they will get 'mobbed' and will put career at risk for backing 'unfashionable causes', scholar says

    06/21/2020 4:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2020 | Bhviashy Petel
    Academics fear they might get mobbed and their career may be at risk if they stand up for the British Empire, an Oxford historian has said. Nigel Biggar, regius professor of moral and pastoral theology at Oxford University's Christ Church college, said most academics knew little about the country's imperial past which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. The eminent professor, who currently leads a course on 'Ethics and the Empire' which explores both the positive and negative effects of the empire, went on to say that what academics did know was that it was 'not fashionable to...