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Protest Blockers in U.K.

Editors Note: the following article comes from an author across the pond in Great Britain

I’ve been involved in politics long enough to know that most political groups or parties attract more than their fair share of nutters and outright lunatics, some harmless others not so. Bloody hell, we had the two biggest nutters in


U.K. Covert Biological Weapons Testing Exposed

Horrible AND Disgraceful:

The Ministry of Defence turned large parts of the country into a giant laboratory to conduct a series of secret germ warfare tests on the public.

A government report just released provides for the first time a comprehensive official history of Britain’s biological weapons trials between 1940 and 1979.

Many of these


The U.K. Spy Rock

London – A former British official has admitted for the first time that Britain was responsible for a James Bond-style spy plot involving a fake rock in Moscow that contained electronic equipment.

Russia accused British diplomats six years ago of using the bizarre scheme to send and receive electronic messages, a charge London had until


U.K. Sends High Tech Warship to Strait of Hormuz

The Royal Navy is sending its most advanced warship to the Persian Gulf, in a deployment intended to send a message to Iran following its threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Britains HMS Daring

According to the report, the HMS Daring, a Type 45 destroyer, will


Hardware Gone Missing at MoD

If losing electronic equipment was an Olympic sport, the UK’s Ministry of Defence might well take the gold. In the last 18 months alone, the government department has lost possession of a large number of laptops, hard disks, USB sticks and more besides, raising concerns about security.

Maybe the MoD Needs a New


U.K. Sending Poor and Hungry to Food Banks

Tens of thousands of benefits claimants will be referred to food banks by the Government, which is worried that many Brits face a stark choice: starvation or feeding themselves by begging or stealing.

From tomorrow on, job centers in England and Wales will refer the needy to charity-run food banks that will give them a


Blackberry would close UK service if ordered

BlackBerry said on Thursday it would close down its hugely popular messenger service in Britain if ordered to at times of civil unrest, after police singled out the system as a key tool used in last month’s riots.

Appearing before politicians investigating the large-scale disorder that swept Britain in early August, executive Stephen Bates of


U.S., U.K. Prepare for Giant Solar Storm

In a stunning announcement, The United States and United Kingdom are likely set to begin “controlled” power cuts in preparation of a giant solar storm.

The announcement by Thomas Bogdan, the director of the US Space Weather Prediction Center, comes a week after a large scale solar flare released a massive amount of


Royals Granted Veil of Secrecy

The Royal Family is to be granted absolute protection from public scrutiny in a controversial legal reform designed to draw a veil of secrecy over the affairs of the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William.

Letters, emails and documents relating to the monarch, her heir and the second in line to the throne will no


Charles and Camilla Pass Through Threatening Mob

Source: UK Daily Mail

Met chief Sir Paul Stephenson today mounted an extraordinary defence of armed protection officers after the worst Royal security blunder in a generation.

Sir Paul hailed the ‘enormous restraint’ of the team guarding Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, implying the rioters were lucky not to


U.K. Urges U.S. to Remove Websites

Britain on Thursday called on the United States to take down websites used by extremists and urged more concerted action to thwart militant threats before resorting to war.

Al Qaeda’s leaders in Pakistan have shown “startling resilience” and their affiliates have both the intent and the capability to strike the West, British Minister of


Junk Food Killing UK

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) says that unhealthy foods have wreaked a “terrible toll of ill health” on the nation and placed a “substantial” strain on the economy.

For the first time, the organisation publishes landmark guidance on how to prevent the “huge number of unnecessary deaths” from conditions such as


U.K. Garbage Police

Garbage police are planning to fine people £1,000 if they fail to ­recycle their ­trash.

The pilot scheme would involve ­hiring two enforcement officers at a cost of £45,000.

If the plan is given the green light on Thursday then the officers would be used to rummage through black bin bags of ­residents who fail


Eyesight Restored with Stem Cells

Russell Turnbull from Consett, County Durham lost his sight in a chemical attack on his way home following a night out in Newcastle in 1994.

On his bus journey home he tried to intervene in an altercation between two men which eventually spilled into a fight.

When Turnbull attempted to break up the scuffle,


Crime: Refusal to De-crypt

Exclusive The first person jailed under draconian UK police powers that Ministers said were vital to battle terrorism and serious crime has been identified by The Register as a schizophrenic science hobbyist with no previous criminal record.

His crime was a persistent refusal to give counter-terrorism police the keys to decrypt his computer files. The


Surveillance Widens in U.K.

All telecom companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer’s personal communications, showing who they have contacted, when and where, as well as the websites they have visited.

Despite widespread opposition to the increasing amount of surveillance in Britain, 653 public bodies will be


U.K DNA Policy Changed

The British government said it would end the policy of indefinitely storing the DNA of people arrested but then cleared of crimes, following criticism from the European human rights court.

“Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said authorities would wipe out DNA and fingerprint samples of people who are arrested but not convicted of most


U.K. Protests, Spying Government, Greedy Bankers

Today one of Britain’s most senior police officers with responsibility for public order raises the spectre of a ‘summer of rage’, with victims of the increasingly bitter recession taking to the streets in possibly violent protest.

Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan police’s public order branch, warned that law-abiding middle-class individuals who would never


World’s Most Invasive Toll System

Are they kidding with this toll collection scheme in the UK?, Talk about invasion of privacy, how do they ever expect to implement something like this, they are the masters of taxation over there in the UK, now they are trying to tax every mile you drive, desperate for cash they are.



U.K. Gets Tough on Welfare Including Labor Punishments

Single parents and those on sickness benefits will have part of their weekly payments stopped for not keeping to a promise that they will make themselves ready for work.

The tough sanctions have been put forward by a UK Government adviser and could be adopted by ministers as part of a new regime to end


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