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    • The British flag is seen at half mast.
      Last update: 02:11 17.08.2019
      02:11 17.08.2019

      Anarchy in the UK

      by Jon Gaunt

      We have anarchy in the UK but no mark politicians are too busy to notice as they jostle to become PM and deny us our democratic right to leave the EU. This country is literally going to the dogs and the swamp doesn’t seem to care.

    • Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Tolpuddle, England, Sunday July 22, 2018
      Last update: 19:01 16.08.2019
      19:01 16.08.2019

      Caretaker Corbyn: a Shrewd Gambit or a Big Mistake?

      by Neil Clark

      Is Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal, of forming ‘a strictly time-limited temporary government’, to stop a No-Deal Brexit a political master-stroke, or a major miscalculation?

    • Last update: 14:43 15.08.2019
      14:43 15.08.2019

      American Crimes Against Venezuela Amount to Economic Terrorism

      by Tommy Sheridan

      It was an internationally significant event worthy of widespread coverage but my hunch is few, if any, of you reading this column will have heard of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit which took place in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 20/21st.

    • Boris Johnson
      Last update: 22:40 14.08.2019
      22:40 14.08.2019

      Go BoJo Go!

      by Jon Gaunt

      How do you spell the speaker’s surname? I know it starts with B E R K but what comes after that? Whilst we are talking about spelling does this jumped-up EU lickspittle know how to spell Democracy or how about Tin Pot Dictator.

    • A riot police fires tear gas during a confrontation with protesters on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign.
      Last update: 15:46 14.08.2019
      15:46 14.08.2019

      US, UK Hong Kong Hypocrisy

      by Finian Cunningham

      Imagine the response if protesters were to smash up JFK or Heathrow airports, closing down international flight services. The US and British authorities would have culprits rounded up and jailed, or worse, shot dead on the spot by armed police.

    • WWII
      Last update: 17:05 12.08.2019
      17:05 12.08.2019

      Hiroshima and Nagasaki? – US President Truman Was a War Criminal

      by Tommy Sheridan

      The decision has been robustly denounced over the last seventy-four years but from sources roundly ignored, demonised and/or discredited with the full weight of the "mainstream Establishment" deployed to defend it, justify it and protect it from proper and thorough scrutiny.

    • A police officer stands next to a police cordon after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso,Texas, U.S. August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
      Last update: 19:48 11.08.2019
      19:48 11.08.2019

      Trump’s Grief Distortion?

      by Finian Cunningham

      What was President Trump thinking of when he posed with a baby orphaned by the El Paso massacre? It’s such a horrifying, heartrending story. And yet here was Trump beaming a smile, giving the thumps up.

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      Last update: 22:05 09.08.2019
      22:05 09.08.2019

      Silly Season Before the Storm Called Boris

      by Jon Gaunt

      I know that August is traditionally seen as the silly season by most newspapers and broadcasters but this year has surpassed all others by a country mile.

    • Football
      Last update: 18:20 09.08.2019
      18:20 09.08.2019

      The Sputnik Intelligent Punter’s Guide to the 2019/20 Football Season: Part Two - The Premiership

      by Neil Clark

      The new English Premiership season kicks off on Friday evening when last season’s runners-up (and Champions League winners) Liverpool take on newly-promoted Norwich.

    • US Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicle (front) maneouvers during the amphibious landing exercises as part of the annual joint US-Philippines military exercise on the shores of San Antonio town, facing the South China sea
      Last update: 17:53 08.08.2019
      17:53 08.08.2019

      NATO’s China Double-Think

      by Finian Cunningham

      The US-led NATO alliance this week designated a whole new hemisphere to itself for "security" operations. No longer merely an "Atlantic" organization, it’s assuming the role of policing the Pacific. Quite a self-promotion.

    • People react during a pro Scottish independence campaign rally, in central Glasgow, Scotland
      Last update: 06:07 08.08.2019
      06:07 08.08.2019

      McDonnell and Corbyn Are Right – IndyRef2 Is Scotland’s Decision

      by Tommy Sheridan

      As a lifelong socialist and ardent supporter of Scottish independence I simply cannot let the latest stupidity of the Scottish Labour Party in relation to the question of a second independence referendum pass without comment.

    • Bodies are removed from at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said
      Last update: 19:52 06.08.2019
      19:52 06.08.2019

      Guns Do Not Kill People

      by Jon Gaunt

      Like everyone else, I condemn the two mass shootings in the US. However, unlike the Democrats who could not wait to make political capital out of the tragedy or the MSM who didn’t miss a heartbeat in denouncing this as 'far-right terror' and repeating that the terrorist was white, I think the slaughter deserves more careful consideration.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain July 29, 2019.
      Last update: 07:07 06.08.2019
      07:07 06.08.2019

      No If, No Buts – Scottish IndyRef2 Vote Has to Be Held on October 31st

      by Tommy Sheridan

      The time for shadow boxing is over. Incessant dithering and empty talk has gone on too long. We live in extraordinary times and in extraordinary times often extraordinary measures are needed. In 12 weeks’ time Scotland will be dragged out of EU they voted overwhelmingly to remain in by a government and PM Scotland voted to overwhelmingly reject.

    • Football
      Last update: 13:31 03.08.2019
      13:31 03.08.2019

      The Sputnik Intelligent Punter's Guide To The 2019/20 Football Season (Part One)

      by Neil Clark

      Domestic football returns in England this weekend, with the first round of Football League matches being played (the Premiership starts next weekend).

    • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Dubbo.
      Last update: 21:46 02.08.2019
      21:46 02.08.2019

      Uber Rich, Uber Privileged and Uber Woke

      by Jon Gaunt

      Is there any space on pig tailed doom monger, Greta Thunberg’s Yacht for ‘woke’ Megan and Harry to climb on board and sail off into their virtue signalling utopian future and stop bothering the rest of us?

    • An Afghan peasant ploughs near Soviet-made D-30 howitzers just outside the village of Ai-Khanum, Northern Afghanistan, Friday Nov. 9, 2001.
      Last update: 21:20 02.08.2019
      21:20 02.08.2019

      US Killed More Civilians in Afghanistan Than the Taliban – Shocking UN Report

      by Tommy Sheridan

      According to a fresh United Nations Report, the US and its allies in Afghanistan have been responsible for more civilian deaths in the country than the Taliban* whom they are supposed to be fighting. What a damning indictment of US Foreign policy and engagement.

    • Pedestrians walks past the doors of the BBC's Bush House in London. File photo
      Last update: 17:31 31.07.2019
      17:31 31.07.2019

      Scrap BBC and Ofcom

      by Jon Gaunt

      I am now getting seriously brassed off with the anti-Boris, anti-Brexit bias of the publicly funded BBC, aren’t you?

    • Britain's new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, enters Downing Street, in London, Britain July 24, 2019
      Last update: 20:20 30.07.2019
      20:20 30.07.2019

      Back Door Boris – Phoney PM Can Run But Not For Long

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Yesterday I was proud of both my country and my First Minister. The fake Prime Minister of the UK, elected by less than one 1% of the 46 million registered voters, sought to charm a part of the British union which has rejected his party and his politics consistently over the last 64 years with a secretive and swift visit to Scotland.

    • Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a rally calling for a general election in London, Britain July 25,2019
      Last update: 13:56 30.07.2019
      13:56 30.07.2019

      Jeremy Corbyn Needs to Regain Momentum to Beat Bouncing Boris

      by Neil Clark

      Love him or loathe him, you have to admit new UK PM Boris Johnson has hit the ground running. The latest opinion polls show the Tories, who fared so disastrously in the European elections just two months ago, are between one and ten points ahead of Labour.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Downing Street, in London, Britain July 24, 2019
      Last update: 11:23 28.07.2019
      11:23 28.07.2019

      Boris is Ripping Up the Rule Book and I am Loving It

      by Jon Gaunt

      Boris has exploded from the starting blocks and, like Usain Bolt on speed, this PM is miles ahead of his rivals and coasting towards a massive General Election victory already.