Category Archives: UK

On This Day — The Brighton Bombing (October 12 1984)

“Mrs. Thatcher will now realise that Britain cannot occupy our country and torture our prisoners and shoot our people in their own streets and get away with it. Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky … Continue reading

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Remembering Sir Roger Casement (1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916) — “Hanged on a Comma”

“Ireland that has wronged no man, that has injured no land, that has sought no dominion over others. Ireland is treated today among other nations of the world as if she was a convicted criminal. If it be treason to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Sir John Chilcot: “Tony Blair Not Straight With UK Over Iraq”

“When I briefed Tony Blair, it was quite clear that he felt this was a necessity, that there was a just cause, that we had to do something about this. How he portrayed that politically… I do not think he … Continue reading

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UK — MI5 Agents Allowed To Carry Out Criminal Activity

“After a seven-month legal battle the prime minister has finally been forced to publish her secret order but we are a long way from having transparency. The public and parliament are still being denied the guidance that says when British … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Robert Hannigan Steps Down As GCHQ Boss

“Technology and the internet are overwhelmingly brilliant things for human progress. Unfortunately there will always be people who want to abuse the latest technology. And it’s our job to deal with that dark side.” Robert Hannigan — Former GCHQ Director … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — UK : GCHQ denies wiretapping Donald Trump

“Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” GCHQ spokesman March 17 2017 — GCHQ, Britain’s communications intelligence … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Russian Spy Poisoning [Sergei Skripal]

“If the Russians had wanted to kill him, they had ample opportunity to do so during the years when he was imprisoned or the eight years he lived in retirement in Salisbury. If they did wish to kill him, it … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — UK: Prime Minister Theresa May appoints Sir Adrian Fulford as Investigatory Powers Commissioner

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner. He brings a wealth of experience in the judiciary and expertise in matters of law which will be crucial to his vital role scrutinising … Continue reading

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Theresa May : Russia “Highly Likely” Behind Spy Poisoning

“Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had told the ambassador Moscow must immediately provide full and complete disclosure of the Novichok programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Should there be no credible response, we will conclude that this … Continue reading

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Alexander Litvinenko — UK Freezes Assets Of Two Suspects

“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.” Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015) On January 22 2018, the UK issued the order to … Continue reading

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