Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Trump offers help to baby UK regime intends to murder

Source: ABC News

"President Donald Trump offered to help a terminally ill British baby on Monday, saying on Twitter that 'if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.' Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and is unable to breathe unaided. Last week, his parents lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. His parents and a London children's hospital said Friday that the 10-month-old boy will be given 'more time' before life support is withdrawn. White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre said that members of the Trump administration have spoken to Gard's family." (07/03/17)


UK death panel

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"Six days ago, the European Court of Human Rights sided against the parents of Charlie Gard, a severely ill boy, refusing to allow them to take their infant son to America where he could receive full (and privately funded) experimental treatment. The court ruled that removing the child from the hospital would cause him 'significant harm' — and authorized the termination of life support. … Economists tell us that, in a world of scarcity, there will be rationing, willy nilly: either by price (according to consumer and producer choices) or else by government diktat. Last week, the European Court of Human Rights did its due diligence to ration resources — serving as a Death Panel." (07/03/17)


UK: Regime employees delay planned murder of infant

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

"Charlie Gard's parents have been told they will be able to spend more time with their terminally ill baby. Chris Gard and Connie Yates had been expecting their 10-month-old's life support to be turned off on Friday. Great Ormond Street Hospital has since disclosed it is putting plans in place for Charlie's care to allow his family to spend more time with him. On Tuesday, Charlie's parents lost their final legal appeal to take him to the US for experimental treatment." (06/30/17)


UK: Regime to murder infant on Friday

Source: The Guardian [UK]

"Charlie Gard, the critically ill baby at the centre of a protracted legal battle, is to have his life support withdrawn by a hospital on Friday, his parents have said. Chris Gard and Connie Yates said 10-month-old Charlie, who suffers from a form of mitochondrial disease — a genetic condition which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage — will die 'knowing he was loved by thousands.' … On Tuesday, the European court of human rights (ECHR) rejected Gard and Yates’s appeal that Charlie should be allowed to undergo experimental treatment in the US, closing off the last legal avenue of appeal for the family." (06/29/17)


UK: Prosecutors file new charges in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy that claimed 96 lives

Source: Washington Post

"British prosecutors announced Wednesday criminal charges against six people — including a former police chief — in a 1989 soccer stadium disaster that claimed 96 lives and left their families in a nearly three-decade struggle over who was to blame. The Hillsborough Stadium disaster is one of the world’s worst sports-related disasters and still looms large in British consciousness during a long and tangled legal reckoning. The latest twist comes five years after the overturning of a ruling that declared the deaths accidental. Last year, a new inquest concluded the 96 had been 'unlawfully killed' — setting up potential cases against authorities for possible security lapses and other charges." (06/28/17)


UK: May's Tories seal governing deal with DUP

Source: Bloomberg

"Prime Minister Theresa May kept her grip on power by reaching a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which will support her minority government in key votes in the U.K. Parliament. Broadcasters aired footage of Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson and the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson, the party’s longest-serving member of the Westminster Parliament, signing the accord and shaking hands. … The so-called confidence and supply agreement caps 17 days of discussions after the Conservatives unexpectedly lost their parliamentary majority in this month’s snap election. With May relying on the DUP’s 10 lawmakers to win votes in the House of Commons, talks have centered on extra money for Northern Ireland and plans for the U.K.’s exit from the European Union." (06/26/17)


UK: Barclays spoke to regulators about bringing Bitcoin under "safe" state control


Source: CNBC

"Barclays has been in discussions with regulators and financial technology — or fintech — firms about bringing cryptocurrencies like bitcoin 'into play,' the bank's U.K. chief executive told CNBC on Monday. Ashok Vaswani revealed that the banking giant has met with Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog to talk about how to make bitcoin safe in response to a question about whether Barclays could support bitcoin." (06/26/17)


UK: "Sustained" cyber attack targets politicians

Source: The Wire [India]

"Britain’s parliament was hit by a 'sustained and determined' cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend parliament’s network and was confident it had protected all accounts and systems. … The National Cyber Security Centre is part of Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, set up last year to tackle what the government believes is one of the biggest threats to British security." (06/25/17)


UK: After Grenfell Tower fire, tests show other high-rises have suspect panels


Source: CNBC

"Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said Thursday. Downing Street said 600 buildings in the country have 'similar cladding' to that of Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, which was destroyed by the June 14 blaze. The Department for Communities and Local Government later said that figure refers to buildings with all types of cladding and that not all of them necessarily have cladding made from the same aluminum composite material as Grenfell Tower. Landlords are being asked to check what the cladding on their buildings is made from." (06/22/17)


UK: Beleaguered May rips up Tory manifesto, unveils bare-bones Queen's Speech

Source: Daily Mail [UK]

"Theresa May vowed 'humility' today as she unveiled a bare-bones Queen's Speech with a laser focus on delivering Brexit. The Prime Minister is bidding to shore up her troubled government with a two-year legislative programme that sweeps away much of the Tory manifesto. Plans notable by their absence include scrapping the winter fuel allowance and the triple lock on state pensions, ditching free school dinners, expanding grammar schools and a vote on repealing the foxhunting ban. Instead, eight of the 27 laws announced by the monarch are dedicated to pushing through the process of cutting ties with Brussels and ending free movement rules. A pared back domestic agenda will see tougher counter-terrorism measures, consumer reforms and major infrastructure projects brought to the fore." (06/21/17)