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World’s Top Legal Expert on Torture Identifies U.S., UK, & Canadian, Govs., as the...

Eric Zuesse The U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, has declared that Julian Assange is being tortured in Britain’s super-max Belmarsh Prison, by applying “torture that will not leave physical traces, that will erase the personality of the victim,” and that these methods of torture were first applied by the Nazis at the Dachau…

Like post-war Britain, we need a new normal after Covid-19

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland… As lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted, and we slowly aim to return to ‘normality’, questions are beginning to be asked about just what that normality should be. For never in recent history has a crisis so blatantly highlighted the inequalities in our society.…

Nicola Sturgeon is leading her country out of lockdown, and out of the UK

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland… Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been voted the UK’s ‘most impressive’ politician according to a recent poll. The survey, carried out by Press Gazette, asked 2700 people who they thought was doing best at handling the current crisis. Sturgeon came out top, with…

UK Antibody Test May be The ‘Game-Changer’ the Government Needs

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland… The UK government has unveiled an antibody test which may at last give some light at the end of the lockdown tunnel.  The blood test, developed by a Swiss Pharmaceutical company, has now reportedly been approved by scientists at its Porton Down laboratory who say…

UK Government Causes Widespread Confusion With New Covid-19 Guidelines

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland… It was a moment the UK public had been waiting for days, ever since it was reported in several British newspapers that lockdown restrictions were to be lifted from Monday. But although people may be weary after seven weeks of following the government’s…
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THE CULT OF THE NHS.  Why the British Government turned the National Health Service...

Submitted by M.A. Richardson… “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” – Macbeth – Shakespeare 1606 A toxic mix of politics, science and media. 2020, a vision of the future, a new era where humanity has brought pestilence on itself, ’Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’. It has become one of…

Britain Overtakes Italy with Highest Death Toll in Europe

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland… They said that it was because of the aged Italian population. They hypothesised that it was the tendency to have extended families, in which the elderly live together with their children and grandchildren. They suggested Italians weren’t used to social distancing, and couldn’t…

Boris Johnson Returns to a Barrage of Criticism over Covid-19

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland… 3 weeks is a long time in politics these days, and a particularly long time in this coronavirus pandemic. As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to 10 Downing Street on Monday, it was to a different Britain from the one he had…

America’s enemy is England, not Russia.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker America’s sole enemy during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) was England. Ever since being defeated in that war, England (controlled by the British aristocracy) has tried various ways to regain its control over America. The British aristocracy’s latest attempt to regain control over America started in 1877, and continues…

British officials tease Argentina and reject humanitarian aid

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… Once again, the tensions between Argentina and England are worsening in the region of the Falkland Islands (or “Malvinas”, as the Argentines call them). Since the beginning of 2020, the British are starting a series…

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