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    • A US soldier stands guard at the USS Vicksburg cruiser ship docked at Constanta harbour in Constanta, Romania, on March 13, 2015.
      Last update: 13:22 15.06.2019
      13:22 15.06.2019

      Oil Tanker Attacks in the Gulf Have US Fingerprints All Over Them

      by Tommy Sheridan

      It was the Spanish philosopher, poet and novelist, George Santayana (1863-1952), who warned us all: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

    • Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures on an open topped bus while on the European Election campaign trail in Sunderland, England, Saturday, May 11, 2019
      Last update: 15:04 13.06.2019
      15:04 13.06.2019

      Shut Up Nigel. It’s a Joke!

      by Jon Gaunt

      Nigel Farage is wrong. Nigel Farage is acting like a snowflake. Nigel Farage should “calm down dear.”

    • a British flag is blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the UK Houses of Parliament in central London
      Last update: 16:21 12.06.2019
      16:21 12.06.2019

      None of The Tawdry Tory Ten Deserve to Be Prime Minister

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Pantomime season has arrived early this year. Ten wannabes have thrown their considerable egos into the ring to try and win the approval of a privileged group of predominantly male, white upper class twits and millionaires commonly known as the Conservative Parliamentary Group of MPs.

    • BBC HQ Broadcasting House, London
      Last update: 16:52 11.06.2019
      16:52 11.06.2019

      BBC CAN Pay WON'T Pay!

      by Jon Gaunt

      I don’t care if Michael Gove snorted coke. Who gives a toss that Andrea Leadsom smoked a joint at University? That Mick Jagger lookalike, Rory was on opium and even whether Boris can keep it in his trousers or not. I am more concerned about real news like the BBC means testing and cutting 3.5 MILLION free TV licences for the over 75’s.

    • Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK opposition Labour Party
      Last update: 13:43 09.06.2019
      13:43 09.06.2019

      Peterborough Result Reinforces Reality of Corbyn Threat

      by Tommy Sheridan

      The simile sick as a dog has been around for a very long time. Apparently it was first recorded in 1705. It is commonly applied to someone who is ill, especially from a stomach malady. On Friday morning it was a simile apt and appropriate for newsrooms and editorial offices across the UK.

    • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), during US President Donald Trump's news conference at the NATO summit of heads of state and government, Brussels
      Last update: 00:16 08.06.2019
      00:16 08.06.2019

      Pompeo Blabs Venezuela Plot

      by Finian Cunningham

      US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just spilled the beans on Washington’s regime-change maneuver in Venezuela. The US is not supporting a popular pro-democracy movement, as the official media narrative goes.

      Political Crisis in Venezuela
    • Jeremy Corbyn at anti-Trump rally
      Last update: 22:04 07.06.2019
      22:04 07.06.2019

      Forget the Knockers: Peterborough Was a Stunning Win for Corbyn's Labour Party

      by Neil Clark

      The Inside the Tent 'pundits' called the 2016 EU Referendum wrong. They got the US Presidential election of the same year wrong. They got the UK 2017 General Election wrong- predicting a Labour wipe-out, and now they have got the Peterborough by-election wrong too. Aren't they marvellous?

    • a British flag is blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the UK Houses of Parliament in central London
      Last update: 16:10 07.06.2019
      16:10 07.06.2019

      UK Politics at Breaking Point

      by Jon Gaunt

      Harold Wilson famously said that a week is a long time in politics. And the past seven days have proved this without a doubt, as British politics is at breaking point.

    • Dancers in period costume perform during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019
      Last update: 18:42 06.06.2019
      18:42 06.06.2019

      During D-Day Commemorations Never Forget What the Soviets Gave

      by Tommy Sheridan

      On the 75 anniversary of the D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches in 1944 it is right and proper to remember the soldiers who landed in France willing to give their very lives to liberate Europe from the malignant forces of fascism which had brutally invaded, occupied, imprisoned and murdered millions of citizens across Europe from 1938 onwards.

    • Britain's Queen Elizabeth and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain June 3, 2019
      Last update: 12:08 05.06.2019
      12:08 05.06.2019

      US-UK Affair on the Rocks

      by Finian Cunningham

      Never has a visiting US president caused so much protest and division among the British public. For over 70 years, American and British leaders have flattered each other about a “special relationship” between the two states.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to Downing Street, as part of Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019
      Last update: 20:19 04.06.2019
      20:19 04.06.2019

      Trump Won't 'Drain the Swamp' – He Represents the Swamp

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Donald Trump talks incessantly about “draining the swamp” in reference to political corruption and lies in America.

      Donald Trump's State Visit to the UK
    • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives for the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain June 3, 2019
      Last update: 15:46 03.06.2019
      15:46 03.06.2019

      Trump Trumps Our Leaders!

      by Jon Gaunt

      Donald Trump is a 20th Century Fascist and we shouldn’t be rolling out the red carpet for him today with a State visit. No, not the views of some spotty sixth former or even of professional lefty ranter little Owen Jones. These are the views of the elected Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan!

      Donald Trump's State Visit to the UK
    • UK Conservative Party placards
      Last update: 23:40 31.05.2019
      23:40 31.05.2019

      Who Cares Who Leads Doomed Tories?

      by Jon Gaunt

      Forget about the return of Love Island the real action over the next few weeks is going to be on the “no love lost Island” of the Tory leadership competition.

    • The city of Douma near Damascus after liberation from terrorists
      Last update: 13:53 31.05.2019
      13:53 31.05.2019

      Syria and Chemical Weapons – Secrets and Convenient Lies

      by Tommy Sheridan

      The US and UK bombed Syria on a lie. It has emerged that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Douma in April 2018 was redacted to remove expert opinion that the attack was staged.

    • The 2019 trophy arrives in Madrid - Madrid, Spain - May 30, 2019 General view of the trophy
      Last update: 19:04 30.05.2019
      19:04 30.05.2019

      Sputnik Intelligent Punter's Guide to Champions League Final and Epsom Derby

      by Neil Clark

      Talk about 'Super Saturday'. This weekend sees not only the final of European football's most prestigious club competition, The Champions League, but also the running of the most famous Flat race in the world, the Epsom Derby.

    • People react during a pro Scottish independence campaign rally, in central Glasgow, Scotland
      Last update: 21:06 28.05.2019
      21:06 28.05.2019

      EU Election Confirms the UK is Finished – Scotland’s Time Has Come

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Substance is much more important than spin. That truism is as applicable to politics as it is to life. Block out the white noise of the various mealy mouthed spin doctors and highly paid gum bumpers from all sides and the truth is the 2019 European Elections told us nothing we didn’t already know. The UK as an institution is dead.

    • Nigel Farage
      Last update: 20:12 28.05.2019
      20:12 28.05.2019

      Farage is a LOSER!

      by Jon Gaunt

      This will be my last column for Sputnik. The reason is a joyous one. I won the National Lottery on Saturday. I am now richer than my wildest dreams.

      European Parliament Elections 2019
    • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at church, as Brexit turmoil continues, in Sonning, Britain May 12, 2019
      Last update: 12:24 25.05.2019
      12:24 25.05.2019

      Good Riddance to Malicious, Malevolent and Malignant May

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Watching the long overdue resignation speech of Malevolent May and listening to the pathetic punditry and commentary which accompanied it made me want to puke. ‘Dedicated public servant’, tried her best with ‘the poor hand she was dealt’. What a lot of urinary nonsense. Utter pish.

    • British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement, at Downing Street in London, Britain, May 24, 2019
      Last update: 15:17 24.05.2019
      15:17 24.05.2019

      Dry Your Tears May

      by Jon Gaunt

      With the eventual and inevitable resignation of miserable failure Theresa May the only result that matters now is that it is two nil to Nigel Farage.

    • Brexit Party leader Nigel gestures after being hit with a milkshake while arriving for a Brexit Party campaign event in Newcastle, Britain, May 20, 2019
      Last update: 13:53 24.05.2019
      13:53 24.05.2019

      Force of Argument Should Always be Preferred to the Argument of Force

      by Tommy Sheridan

      Having reached the ripe old age of fifty-five and been involved in political activism from the age of sixteen I am about to play the role of the boring old fart and has-been by wading into the #Milkshake phenomenon of drenching right-wing politicians with the contents of milkshake cartons on the side of caution rather than encouragement.