Video: a simple question from Corbyn outraged the warmongers

Jeremy Corbyn asked a number of searching questions of Theresa May in the Commons on Monday – including asking her why international journalists and local people were able to clamber among the rubble of supposed chemical weapons facilities with no protective clothing. But one question in particular caused howls of outrage from the Tories – […]

UK’s NATO letter re Salisbury/Russia betrays flimsy case, contradicts earlier claims

The mainstream media have generally attempted to spin the OPCW’s (Office for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) equivocal support for Porton Down’s analysis of the toxin used in the Salisbury attack as if it proves the government’s case against Russia. Only the report’s executive summary has been released to the public – and that does […]

OPCW en route to Syria for Douma inspection

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that it has a team en route to Syria in response to the Russian government’s request to conduct an inspection in the town of Douma, the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack last weekend. The team is expected to begin work on Saturday. […]

Full OPCW report summary (which does not say Novichok)

The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) executive summary of the findings of its ‘technical assistance visit’ to Salisbury and subsequent analysis of the toxin is now available and can be downloaded below. The document is carefully worded not to say that the substance analysed was a ‘Novichok’, in spite of media spin […]

Video: BBC shows Russia vote-stuffing footage – but with a curious coincidence

That ballot-stuffing takes place in Russia is not seriously in doubt however, BBC News used footage of the same two women ‘ballot stuffing’ in two different elections to substantiate claims of extent Russian vote-rigging coincidence or otherwise, revelation reflects poorly on BBC editorial practices BBC fails to respond to question whether it knew it had done […]

Four curiosities in Yulia Skripal’s ‘official’ statement – and their significance

The statement released by the Metropolitan Police today on behalf of Yulia Skripal has been treated with extreme suspicion by social media users It contains a number of ‘curiosities’ that are fuelling public distrust among those who doubt its authenticity While not probative, these curiosities mean that Russian claims that Ms Skripal is under duress […]

OPCW to visit Syrian ‘chemical attack’ site Douma

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has accepted a Russian invitation to visit the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place at the weekend and is expected to do so within a few days. The OPCW is the same organisation that visited the UK last month to take […]

With Trump about to bomb Syria, you need to see this

US fighter jets over Iraq The US is expected to start bombing imminently against the Assad regime’s forces and infrastructure in Syria. Based on recent history, the Tory government and adventurist so-called Labour ‘moderates’ will wish to join in – and will paint anyone who opposes the move as unpatriotic and, almost certainly, as a […]

Predictably bankrupt Javid attacks Corbyn over Syria. Opens mouth, inserts foot

A predictable and ludicrous pattern has emerged in recent months, as the fear of the trouncing they expect in next month’s local elections looms in Tory minds. Every domestic, or even international, controversy, disaster or atrocity is followed immediately by attempts by the Establishment to link Jeremy Corbyn to it. When a Russian defector was […]

Rudd knew police cuts ‘likely’ cause of crime rise – when she said they weren’t

Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s ludicrous claim that massive Tory police cuts have nothing to do with crime rise blown apart by leaked Home Office documents Labour asks, ‘is she incompetent or misleading?’ exposure of the concealed information adds weight to claims Tories are unfit for office after revelation of Boris Johnson’s dishonesty over Salisbury attack […]