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  • Former head of UK vaccination task force says it's a 'waste of time' to keep vaccinating people

    01/17/2022 1:12:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2022 | Thomas Lifson
    Cracks are appearing in the vaccination frenzy that has gripped medical authorities and politicians here and elsewhere. Despite the admission by the CEO of Pfizer that "two doses of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any," fanatics in and out of medicine, government, and journalism persist in urging draconian measures to eliminate the unvaccinated from society. The propaganda and fear porn blitz has convinced about half of Democrats to want to vitiate the Constitution to persecute vax refusers and even questioners:If you are unvaccinated, 55% of Democrats want to fine you, 59% want you confined to your home, 48%...
  • British police detain 2 teens in relation to Colleyville synagogue hostage case

    01/16/2022 5:42:01 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 19 replies
    FOX$ KDFW ^ | 1/16/22 | Fox4 staff
    Police in Britain said they have detained two teenagers in relation to the hostages being taken at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday. Greater Manchester Police tweeted the information on Sunday that two teenagers were detained in South Manchester by Counter Terrorism Policing North West. They remain in custody for questioning. No further details were released about the suspects.
  • British National ID'd as Hostage-Taker at Texas Synagogue

    01/16/2022 3:30:50 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 16, 2022
    Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of terror." Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else was involved, but it didn't provide a possible motive. Akram could be heard ranting on a...
  • Household bills ‘will be unaffordable for a QUARTER of Britons’ as they soar by almost double last month's forecast

    01/16/2022 7:13:23 PM PST · by RandFan · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 16 | By BEN WILKINSON
    Households are facing at least a £3,000 ($4,000) spending squeeze in 2022 as soaring energy bills send inflation through the roof. Economists expect inflation to hit a 30-year high in what has been dubbed ‘Awful April’, forcing the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) to re-evaluate its already gloomy forecast less than a month after making it. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure from many in his own party to step up and ease the swelling crisis. Experts predict basic household spending will be £2,440 ($3,300) higher than at the start of the pandemic. But on top of...
  • It Is A ‘Waste of Time’ to Keep Vaccinating People: Ex-Head of UK Vaccine Taskforce

    01/16/2022 5:09:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/16/2022 | Alexander Zhang
    <p>It is a “waste of time” to keep vaccinating people against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the former chairman of Britain’s Vaccines Taskforce has said.</p><p>Dix said the focus now should be on protecting vulnerable people, such as those over 60, 2 percent of whom remain unvaccinated.</p>
  • Biden labels Texas synagogue hostage-taking an 'act of terror'

    01/16/2022 1:18:27 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/16/2022 | Joseph Choi
    President Biden on Sunday called the hostage situation at a Texas synagogue on Saturday an "act of terror." "This was an act of terror," Biden told reporters. "This was an act of terror [that was not only related to someone who had been arrested I might add 15 years ago and had been in jail for 10 years."
  • 'Corrupt' FBI should be 'eliminated' for statement on Texas synagogue hostage taker: Critics

    01/16/2022 1:49:20 PM PST · by Brilliant · 56 replies
    The FBI is facing backlash on social media after an official said that the Texas synagogue hostage taker’s demands were "not specifically related to the Jewish community." "The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," conservative talk radio show Jesse Kelly tweeted Sunday morning. "Any Republican Congress or Presidential candidate who doesn’t loudly proclaim his intention to massively reform or disband this organization should not be considered. Kelly’s tweet came in response to the Associated Press reporting that FBI officials said "the Texas synagogue hostage taker's demands were specifically focused on...
  • Texas Hostage Taker Identified as British Citizen (Malik Faisal Akram) Who Traveled to U.S. in Recent Days

    01/16/2022 10:47:57 AM PST · by karpov · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2022 | Dan Frosch
    The man who took four hostages at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday is a 44 year-old British citizen, the FBI said Sunday. In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the man as Malik Faisal Akram. Mr. Akram died late Saturday after a standoff that lasted more than 10 hours in the Dallas suburb of Colleyville. Officials didn’t say how he died. An elite FBI rescue team that flew in from Quantico, Va., stormed the synagogue and freed three of the hostages, authorities said. One hostage was released earlier, and none were harmed. A law-enforcement official with knowledge...
  • Terrorist shot dead after taking hostages at Texas synagogue is named as 44-year-old from Blackburn: Gunman Malik Akram's 'devastated' brother condemns attack and blames 'mental health issues' as Liz Truss slams 'act of anti-Semitism'

    01/16/2022 10:48:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 84 replies
    The family of the British terrorist who was shot dead after taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue have tonight condemned his actions as they admitted to 'liasing' with the shooter during his 10-hour stand-off with police. Malik Faisal Akram, 44, was shot dead by the FBI after holding four hostages for more than 10 hours at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday. His 'devastated' brother Gulbar Akram shared a message on social media in which he revealed he had been working with the FBI and 'liasing' with his sibling throughout the stand-off. He also apologised...
  • Texas synagogue accused hostage taker was British national

    01/16/2022 8:10:46 AM PST · by navysealdad · 56 replies
    The man who allegedly held Jewish worshippers hostage at a Texas synagogue was a British citizen. The suspect who died at the scene after allegedly taking hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, near Fort Worth, Saturday was a British national, according to the U.K. government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. "We are aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities," a spokesperson for the office said in an emailed statement to Fox News Digital.
  • UK's Labour take 10-point opinion poll lead over scandal-hit Boris Johnson

    01/16/2022 1:06:31 AM PST · by RandFan · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 16 | Reuters
    LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The scandal engulfing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his conduct during coronavirus lockdowns has helped the opposition Labour Party to pull into a 10 point lead over the ruling Conservatives in a new opinion poll released on Friday. Johnson apologised to parliament on Wednesday and to Queen Elizabeth on Friday following a series of parties or gatherings that were held in his Downing Street residence at times when the country was under strict pandemic curbs. Pollster Savanta ComRes said a survey of 2,151 adults on Thursday and Friday put Labour up 5 points to...
  • Bringing Britain's Woes to America?

    01/15/2022 3:55:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 15, 2022 | Paul Driessen
    Virginia enacted a Clean Economy Act; other states have implemented similar laws. AOC demands a national Green New Deal; President Biden is imposing one via executive decree. The United Kingdom is determined to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions; the European Union is pursuing a Green Deal. All these policies send energy prices rocketing upward, eliminating jobs and killing people. Instead of reducing emissions, they simply move them overseas, where they combine with massive air and water pollution, habitat destruction and wildlife decimation – as China and other countries burn more coal, oil and gas every year, to improve their...
  • Britain’s Security Agency MI5 Warns Lawmakers of China’s Political Interference

    01/13/2022 12:53:37 PM PST · by RandFan · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 13 | By Isabella Kwai and Stephen Castle
    LONDON — Britain’s domestic security agency, MI5, sent an unusual alert on Thursday to lawmakers warning that an agent of the Chinese government was actively working to subvert the political processes of Parliament. The existence of the alert, revealed by lawmakers in Britain’s House of Commons, led some outspoken critics of the Chinese government to demand a response from Britain’s Conservative government on its plans to combat political interference. This is the sort of interference “we now anticipate and expect from China,” said Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative lawmaker. “But the fact that it has happened to this Parliament — there...
  • Queen cuts Andrew adrift: Duke of York is stripped of ALL his military titles and royal patronages, will no longer use HRH in official capacity and is told he will have to face sex assault lawsuit as a 'private citizen'

    01/13/2022 9:37:42 AM PST · by Cecily · 154 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 13, 2022 | Rory Tingle & Martin Robinson
    Prince Andrew was today stripped of his military titles and royal patronages by the Queen, who said he will have to face his sexual assault lawsuit as a 'private citizen'. The Duke of York will no longer be allowed to use the styling 'HRH' in any capacity, signalling the royal family's attempt to distance itself from the ninth in line to the throne as he faces a humiliating trial in the US. The move to shred his ties with the military is likely to be particularly painful for Andrew, a military veteran who served as a helicopter pilot for the...
  • UPDATE: Boris Johnson apologises over attending Lockdown drinks party

    01/12/2022 7:07:33 AM PST · by RandFan · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 12 | BBC
    Boris Johnson has - for the first time - admitted he attended a drinks party at No 10 during the first lockdown Speaking at PMQs, he offered a "heartfelt apology" but said he had believed it to be a work event Anthony Seldon – biographer of multiple prime ministers – says Boris Johnson is in “a very perilous position”. Speaking to the BBC's World at One programme, he says: “It is difficult to imagine any prime minister being so far into the mud and coming back from it and yet he does defy the laws of premiership repeatedly." 'For all...
  • LIVE: Boris Johnson takes questions from MPs amid lockdown party allegations

    01/12/2022 4:11:40 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    Ruptly ^ | 1/12/2022 | Staff
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in parliament, London, on Wednesday, January 12. The session comes after Johnson was accused of a breach of lockdown rules on Monday night, with a leaked email showing that one of his top officials invited more than 100 Downing Street staff to a party on May 20, 2020. The Metropolitan Police has said it is in contact with the government over 'widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches' of COVID-19 rules at the time. ...
  • BORIS in trouble again: PM to face MPs following revelations

    01/11/2022 11:21:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan 12 | BBC News
    Boris Johnson is to face MPs later at Prime Minister's Questions amid demands for him to say whether he attended a drinks event in the Downing Street garden during lockdown. It will be the PM's first public appearance since it emerged 100 staff were invited to the May 2020 gathering. Mr Johnson has so far declined to say whether he attended it. However, a number of Conservative MPs have said this position is unsustainable. On Monday, ITV published a leaked email from Mr Johnson's principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, inviting staff to "socially distanced drinks in the No 10 garden"...
  • 'Brexit voters didn't vote for more immigration!' Boris Johnson's India visa plans slammed

    01/11/2022 5:25:20 AM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Express ^ | 6 January 2022 | Ebun Hargrave
    BORIS Johnson was quizzed over whether Brexit would result in an increased number of visas made available to Indian workers in hopes of securing a deal with New Delhi. Tory MP Sir Edward Leigh questioned the Prime Minister over immigration policies and possible Brexit trade deals with India. Sir Edward told Boris Johnson that working-class Brexit voters did not want more immigration from other countries outside of Europe after voting for the UK to regain control of its borders. Mr Johnson leapt to his feet with a rebuttal to explain that the Government will not relax rules to entice Indian...
  • Angry Medics Denounce Unvaccinated Doctor for Challenging Sajid Javid Over Mandatory Jab Policy

    01/10/2022 3:52:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    TheTimes ^ | Monday January 10 2022
    Senior medics have criticised an unvaccinated intensive care doctor who challenged the health secretary over his policy of mandatory Covid jabs for NHS staff, with one saying his comments were “an anti-vax wet dream”. Steve James, a consultant anaesthetist at Kings College Hospital in London, last week told a visiting Sajid Javid “the science is not strong enough” to insist on compulsory vaccination. His comments have been criticised by some of his NHS colleagues, with one arguing that he should be suspended. David Nicholl, a consultant neurologist, said: “If an individual like that worked for me they would be suspended...
  • UK Elementary school teacher banned from classroom for funding Isis suspect and hate groups

    01/10/2022 3:47:13 AM PST · by RandFan · 2 replies
    LBC ^ | Jan 10 | Will Taylor
    A primary school teacher who sent thousands of pounds to people and groups linked to terrorism has been banned from the classroom. Miriam Sebbagh sent money to a person connected to Al-Muhajiroun (ALM) – of which Anjem Choudary was among the prominent members - and an individual who was thought to have left the UK to join Isis. She also sent extremist videos which promoted violent jihad. The 52-year-old, who worked at Hunwick primary school in Crook, County Durham, has now been banned from teaching "indefinitely" by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). Sebbagh was arrested by Counter Terrorism Policing North...