A judge who jailed protesters for up to 16 months for disrupting access to a fracking site by climbing on lorries has been exposed for having family links to oil and gas companies.
The Mirror exclusively reported Judge Robert Altham’s links to the energy industry. The trio, known as the ‘Fracking Three,’ were jailed for causing a public nuisance over their demonstration at a Cuadrilla site in Lancashire.
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They are thought to be the first environmental protesters sentenced to jail for public nuisance since 1932.
Simon Blevins, 26, and Richard Roberts, 36, got 16 months each while Richard Loizou, 31, was sentenced to 15 months by Altham.
An intelligence service given free rein to commit ‘serious crimes’ in its own country is an intelligence service that is the enemy of its people.
The quite astounding revelation that Britain’s domestic intelligence service, MI5, has enjoyed this very freedom for decades has only just been made public at a special tribunal in London, set up to investigate the country’s intelligence services at the behest of a coalition of human rights groups, alleging a pattern of illegality up to and including collusion in murder.
Statistics released by the Home Office show that white suspects accounted for 38 percent of terrorist related arrests. Those of an Asian appearance accounted for 37 percent of offences, followed by black suspects way down on 9 percent.
The report states: “This was the first time, since the year ending June 2005, that the proportion of white people arrested has exceeded the proportion of Asian people arrested,” the report said.
The number of far-right extremists currently imprisoned in UK jails has risen sharply over the past year, from 10 to 28. Conversely, the number of Islamist extremists in prison has dipped, for the first time over the same period.
The Home Office said: “The number of Islamist extremist prisoners saw a slight decrease for the first time to 178 in custody.
“The proportion of prisoners holding far-right ideologies has increased steadily over the past three years, with the number up from 10 to 28 in the latest year.”
In 2016, the far-right group National Action, were proscribed as a terrorist organisation in the UK, the first of its kind – a wave of police raids on neo-Nazis quickly followed this landmark moment.
In June, Jack Renshaw, who was accused of being member of National Action admitted to plotting to murder British Labour MP Rosie Cooper with a machete, for “white jihad” and making threats to kill a police officer.
More than 2.6 million people have abandoned their support for Brexit and now back staying in the EU, a major study has concluded.
If the huge number of Britons who have changed their mind had voted to stay in the EU in 2016, the referendum would have delivered a clear Remain verdict.
The data will add to the debate about whether the country now needs a new referendum, with millions having second thoughts about their Leave vote amid growing fears about Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.
In a key finding that will particularly intensify pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to take a tougher stance against Brexit, the study found the overwhelming majority of those changing minds are Labour voters in seats the party currently holds.
“The nation-state law sponsored by @Netanyahu’s government discriminates against Israel’s Palestinian minority. I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv,” Corbyn sai
Islamophobic attacks on Muslim women who wear veils have risen since Boris Johnson compared them to “letterboxes”, a watchdog has found.
Tell Mama, which records hate crimes, said there was a “direct link” between the former foreign minister’s comments and an uptick in incidents targeting women who wear the niqab – which covers the face and hair apart from the eyes.
At least four women have been called “letterboxes” in public since Mr Johnson ignited a row over Islamophobia with an article published in the Daily Telegraph on 5 August.
The Bluster “F”er has landed and Boris is his man and he planned for it.(ODT)
The charge list against Mr Trump is long, unignorable and impossible to tolerate. Morally, it is headed by the racism of the immigration policies he was so proud of in Brussels on Thursday, the cruelty of their enforcement, especially in the separation of children from their parents, the racism to which he gives encouragement at home, and the taunting and visceral threat to the rights and dignities of women, people of colour, and LGBT people, who are all now directly threatened by his latest supreme court nomination. He has ignorantly spurned the threat from climate change, has sucked up to tyrants, has conducted an unprecedented campaign against the free press, launched a trade war, insulted America’s allies, praised America’s enemies and made dangerous mischief in the domestic and regional politics of countless parts of the world. Only this week, heading for Europe, he insulted Germany and said meeting Vladimir Putin would be easy work compared with his meetings in Brussels and Britain.
Self Interest is fast becoming the Cabal that controls governments and tries to carve up the world, By no means has Johnson resigned to the bacbench to be corraled like Tony Abbott. (ODT}
“Boris Johnson’s a friend of mine, he’s been very, very nice to me, very supportive and maybe I’ll speak to him when I get over there,” Trump said. “I like Boris Johnson, I’ve always liked him.”
Johnson previously said in a leaked audio recording that he wished Trump was overseeing the Brexit negotiations. His departure from Cabinet was followed by the resignation of junior, low-profile ministers late on Monday night and two MPs from party roles on Tuesday.
“Anti-Semitism is distinct from other forms of racism because instead of looking down on other races as inferior, it directs the venom upwards, towards an imaginary and evil elite. The “evil” — ever malleable historically as Bolshevism, “rootless” cosmopolitanism, capitalism, globalism, Zionism — has a new potency in this anxious, reactionary moment.”Julie Szego
I don’t know whether Julie Szego is Jewish or not but she certainly seems lost. To her if you do or don’t mention Jews your anti-Semitic. If you do or don’t mention Israel your anti-Semitic, If you are a Jew or aren’t a Jew your possibly anti-Semitic. Apparantly Netanyahu like Corbyn is anti-Semitic but neither know they are but in Corbyn’s case it’s inexcusable, in Netanyahu he’s just confused.
As my father married a Shitzka it make me fully half or just my shadow anti-Semitic? Jews don’t recognize me Nazis do and I ‘m deplored at what the State Israel is currently doing while being able to say some of my best friends are Jews without fear of lying. What does Julie Szego say? “I don’t fear for the Jews. I fear for the world.” She says utterly nothing from her” I’m lost and alone” apartheid position of them and me which according to her makes me part of the World and her lamentably not. (OD comment)
However, the question of attribution was not changed. The UK has been pushing for the Kremlin to be recognized as the perpetrator. Yet, its allies in Brussels appear to be refusing to cast judgment ahead of the evidence, unlike Downing Street.
“How did they come to the conclusion about a Russian ‘footprint’ if they didn’t give us those samples? Logically they shouldn’t have this substance. Which samples have they compared with to draw such a conclusion?” she went on. “Questions arise: then, they should have samples, which they conceal, or it is a lie from start to finish.”
“If the UK prime minister and other British experts give the formula, then it will be clear which countries have been developing these agents,” Zakharova said.
Remember the UK Intelligence said Saddam had WMDs and it justified war (OD)
Corbyn’s Labour surges to an 8-point lead over the Tories
The man suspected of mowing down a group of worshippers outside a London mosque was known for “flipping his lid” when he drank too much.
“We should call it [the Grenfell Tower fire] what it is, it’s corporate manslaughter … and there should be arrests made, frankly.”
Several people have been injured in north London after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque, witnesses said, in what British police described as a “major incident”.
Our body, our choice’: Women turn out to protest against PM’s DUP deal.
An overwhelming majority of people agree with Jeremy Corbyn that British involvement in foreign wars has put the public at greater risk of terrorism, according to a new poll. The exclusive ORB survey for The Independent found 75 per cent of people believe interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have made atrocities on UK soil more likely.
This Facebook comment about Jeremy Corbyn and the General Election is going viral on social media. Apparently it was initially written as a comment on another post, but was quickly reposted and has been going viral on social media ever
Labour continues to close the gap on the Conservatives as the parties head towards the General Election on 8 June, according to a new opinion poll. The poll by Survation for ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) puts Labour on 37 per cent, up three points on a week ago and six points behind the Tories who are unchanged on 43 per cent. The Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent and Ukip on 4 per cent are both unchanged while the SNP are down one on 2 per cent and the Greens are also down one on 1 per cent.
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Donations from the billionaire business lobby to the Conservative Party are already almost double the total handed to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour by the trade union movement, figures published by the Electoral Commission on Friday show.
New anti-migrant policies announced in the Conservative election manifesto will make it harder for Aussies to find jobs in the UK.
Theresa May has called for a general election to be held in the UK on 8 June. Here are the latest updates:
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He talks about ‘respect’, but the rightwing blowhard’s response to the Westminster attack has been tall tales he can only get away with on US TV
A Muslim-led campaign to raise money to support the families of victims of the Westminster terror attack has seen donations soar above £3,000 an hour after launching. Muslims United for London saw donations flood in immediately after launching the online donations page. The funds will be used to support victims and victims’ families of the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday in which four people died and 40 injured.
Police investigations are ongoing into an attack in London on Wednesday.
Under the Conservative government’s plans, students and skilled workers from countries including Australia will all be targeted as part of a tough new stance on migrants.
Libya: David Cameron’s Iraq
Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police forces across England and Wales in a bid to tackle sexist abuse. The move comes after Nottinghamshire Police reportedly launched 20 investigations in the first two months of its pioneering scheme to tackle misogyny. The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for women’s rights, praised the development but called for the policy to be entereed in to the law.
The argument for fiscal austerity, coupled with concerns about budget deficits in the UK and US, is gaining traction, but invalid
Extremists convicted of committing terrorist acts in the name of Islam are to be isolated in secure units away from other prisoners – despite the risk that the UK will be accused of creating its own Guantanamo Bay.
POWERS that allow spy agencies to harvest bulk data were today given the go-ahead by the UK’s terror-law watchdog. In David Anderson QC’s report, published this morning, he said there was a “proven operational case” for most of the controversial methods of data collection. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the findings claiming it showed how the powers, which she is currently trying to cement in legislation, are of “crucial importance” to MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
EHRC says racial inequality is worsening in the United Kingdom for young blacks and people from ethnic minorities.
Black people in Britain are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, and three times as likely to be prosecuted and sentenced, according to a new report published on Thursday, which will claim that the life chances of young ethnic minority people in the UK have collapsed in the past five years and are now at their worst level for generations. The report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission is the biggest ever review of race equality in the UK and its findings are damning.
Thousands of Muslims from across the world converged on the UK for a convention where they rejected extremism and violence of terror groups such as Isis. More than 30,000 members of the Ahmadiyya Islamic movement met at Oakland Farm in Hampshire for a three-day convention, the 50th time the annual event has taken place. On the final day, attendees were led by the global Caliph of the movement in a vow of peace and a pledge of allegiance to their home countries
Nigel Farage was proud at the height of Britain’s far right movement that his initials NF also stood for National Front, according to a close school friend who after years of silence says he now wants the public to understand more about the man. He also claims the teenage Mr Farage sang “gas ‘em all, gas ‘em all”, a neo-Nazi song about Jewish people.
Basically, a bloke called Graham decided it.
Conversative Party’s May has driven extreme policies that surveil and criminalize Muslims, migrants and refugees
The Liberal Democrats have denounced the decision to appoint Boris Johnson as foreign secretary – saying Theresa May has “lost credibility after 90 minutes as Prime Minister”. The party, which has pledged to campaign on a platform of remaining in the EU at the next election, said the appointment showed Ms May was “not serious” about negotiating a deal with with Europe and the rest of the world.