Mar 21 11:52

30 Questions Journalists Should Be Asking About Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones.

Mar 21 08:59

Russiagate Comes to England

I don’t know what happened in Salisbury England on March 4th, but it appears that the British government doesn’t know either. Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech before Parliament last Monday was essentially political, reflecting demands that she should “do something” in response to the mounting hysteria over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. After May’s presentation there were demands from Parliamentarians for harsh measures against Russia, reminiscent of the calls for action emanating from the U.S. Congress over the allegations relating to what has been called Russiagate.

Mar 21 08:33

George Galloway delivers bombastic blast on Sergei Skripal

Mar 21 08:31

UK-Russia: May warns Putin 'there is MORE to come' as tensions SOAR

BRITAIN is clamping down on the on private jet passengers flying into the country as part of the response to the salisbury nerve gas attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to security chiefs.

Mar 21 08:31

BEX ALERT - May’s crackdown on Putin ‘hampered by wealth Russians in UK’

Mrs May announced last week plans to expel 23 Russia diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4.

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement as tensions between Moscow and London soar as the Prime Minister takes a hard line over the attack.

Nigel Gould-Davies, an associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at the Chatham House think tank, warned Mrs May's options are limited as a result the high number of wealthy Russians living in the UK and the consequent benefits for the UK’s economy.

Mr Gould-Davies said: “Russia is a skilful and growing threat to the UK, yet Russia's elite uses the UK, like no other country, to legitimate and protect its wealth.

Mar 21 08:30

May ambushed in parliament over Tories’ extensive links to shady research firm Cambridge Analytica

Theresa May was ambushed in parliament over Tory links to shady political research firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). It’s reported that the party received more than £700,000 ($985,000) in donations from a director of the company.

Mar 21 08:16

Trump voices concerns to Putin over new Russian armaments - report

US President Donald Trump expressed concerns over new Russian armaments in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, The New York Times reported citing sources in the US administration.

During their call, "a senior official said, Mr. Trump told Mr. Putin he had been concerned by a recent speech in which Mr. Putin talked about Russia developing an "invincible" intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses," the report said.

The US leader also "raised the nuclear threat" in phone conversations with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the paper.

Mar 21 08:12

Britain Planning Secret Cyberattack on Russia?

US-dominated NATO is waging political and economic war on Russia, things potentially heading for somethings far more serious because the Kremlin fails to take effective countermeasures.

Diplomacy doesn’t work with Washington and its rogue allies. Pursuing it is a sign of Russian weakness, not strength, encouraging the West to push harder against Moscow – a dangerous situation worsened by the US/UK-orchestrated Skripal affair.

Is cyberattacking Russia the next shoe to drop? According to an unnamed high-level UK official, Theresa May-led Tories may launch a secret cyberattack against Moscow in response to the alleged poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter the Kremlin had nothing to do with – a joint operation with Washington if initiated.

America calls the shots. Britain and other NATO countries follow its lead, going along with its imperial agenda, including Cold War 2.0 hostility toward Russia.

Mar 21 07:51

Britain may be behind attack on Skripal's daughter: Russia foreign ministry

A Russian Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday that Britain may be behind a chemical attack on Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

"Logic suggests that there are only two possible things," Vladimir Yermakov, head of the ministry's non-proliferation and arms control department, told a meeting with foreign ambassadors based in Moscow.

"Either the British authorities are not able to provide protection from such a, let's say, terrorist attack on their soil, or they, whether directly or indirectly, I am not accusing anyone, have orchestrated an attack on a Russian citizen", Yermakov said.

Mar 20 18:01

Flashback: Orange to remove mobile mast from 'tower of doom', where cancer rate has soared

A mobile phone company is to remove a mast from a block of flats after seven residents were struck down by cancer.

Three have died and another four have battled the disease since two masts were erected on the roof of the five-storey block which has become known locally as the Tower of Doom.

The cancer rate on the top floor - where residents of five of the eight flats have been affected and the three who died all lived - is 20 per cent, ten times the national average.

Mar 20 15:48

Police have lost track of 500 rapists, paedophiles and sex offenders - with some having disappeared more than a DECADE ago

Police have lost tabs on nearly 500 registered sex offenders in Britain, newly released figures reveal.

The missing include rapists and paedophiles, including some who disappeared more than a decade ago, according to a Sky News investigation.

Figures released by 41 police forces show the number of convicted sex offenders whose whereabouts are unknown is 485, a jump of more than 20% in the last three years.

Mar 20 15:46

Corbyn risks fresh backlash by saying he can 'do business' with Putin and repeating call for Russia to be handed sample of Salisbury nerve agent

Jeremy Corbyn today risked reigniting the row over his soft stance on Russia by insisting he could still 'do business' with Vladimir Putin.

The Labour leader repeated his call for the UK to give Moscow a nerve agent sample from the Salisbury attack - suggesting that would allow them to say 'categorically' whether they were responsible.

Even though Mr Corbyn also stressed that 'all fingers point' towards Russia's involvement, the comments will again infuriate Labour MPs.

They will also fuel speculation of a split between the leader and his close ally John McDonnell, who struck a notably tougher tone over the weekend by suggesting the attack on Serge Skripal and daughter Yulia was 'highly likely' to be a state-backed assassination attempt.

Mar 20 11:15

"No Patients Have Experienced Symptoms Of Nerve Agent Poisoning In Salisbury"

The London Times reported on March 14th that 40 people in Salisbury needed treatment because of poisoning. A reader's letter to the paper written by "Steven Davies - Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust" disputes that report. (The NHS database lists Davies, GMC membership number 4122151, as specialist in accident and emergency services at the Salisbury District Hospital.) The letter seems to say that none of the hospital's patients were effected by "nerve agents" at all:

Sir, Further to your report "Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", Mar 14), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only been ever been three patients with significant poisoning.

Mar 20 11:09

Russia’s Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide

The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, particularly since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons (CW) on UK grounds, without delivering any evidence. Strangely, there is no indication where Skripal and his daughter are, in which hospital the pair is being treated, no poison analysis is being published, they cannot be visited; there is absolutely no evidence of the substance they allegedly have been poisoned with – do Sergei and Yulia actually exist as victims of a poison attack?

Mar 20 10:46

The Truth About Broken Britain

Mar 20 10:34

Blairite Labour MPs ‘Plot New Pro-EU Party’ with Lib Dems and Tory Europhiles

Senior Labour MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership have been meeting with the Liberal Democrats in secret talks about setting up a “centrist” pro-Brussels party, sources have claimed.

The Labour leader’s caution over blaming Russia for the Salisbury poisoning was a “watershed moment” that “has caused a number of people to question why we are in this party”, a former member of the Shadow Cabinet told The Times.

Hoping to launch a new party in Spring 2019 after Brexit, sources present at the meetings said ‘Start Again’ has emerged as its working title out of a range of possible names, including Back Together, the Democrats, and Regain.

Politicians involved in the talks include past Labour leadership candidate Chuka Umunna, former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie, and Anna Soubry, the arch-globalist Tory MP who claimed it was a “myth” that mass migration put pressure on public services because migrants are “fit young men”.

Mar 20 10:23

Leading by example:'s secure server setup is patchy at best

Many .gov websites 'broken, misconfigured or insecure'

Mar 20 10:22

Brit police forces spend peanuts on cybercrime training

The police force covering the base of the UK's electronic spy agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, England, has admitted that it has spent nothing at all on cybercrime training over the past few years.

Gloucestershire Police, whose patch, ironically, covers the sigint specialists' headquarters, said it had just 11 trained cybercrime cops and spends nothing on cybercrime training.

Across the country, police forces have spent just £1.3m on cybercrime training courses over the past few years, according to a survey by the Conservative-leaning think tank Parliament Street.

Mar 20 09:07

BBC Defends Missed Telford Grooming Gangs Coverage After ‘Hundreds of Complaints’

The BBC’s news editor has defended their lack of coverage of the Telford of grooming gang revelations, insisting the corporation is doing the “right thing” in relation to grooming gangs generally.

On the BBC’s NewsWatch programme, presenter Samira Ahmed also revealed they had received “hundreds” of complaints about a perceived initial reluctance to cover the allegations.

Responding to the BBC’s own Ms. Ahmed, James Stephenson, News Editor of BBC News and Current Affairs, admitted that on Monday, after the story broke over the weekend, they did not feature the story on their front-page, and covered it only briefly in their paper review the day before.

Mar 20 08:28

Internal border checks must stay until EU can ‘effectively’ shield its borders – German minister

Internal border checks must stay in place in Germany for as long as the EU fails to protect its external borders, newly-appointed German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, slamming the Schengen Agreement.

“As things stand now, there are not too many border points in Germany that are permanently occupied,” Seehofer told German weekly newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag.

Mar 20 08:25

Evidence before accusations: Austria asks for full-fledged Skripal investigation

It’s premature to pin the blame in the Skripal poisoning case without first conducting a proper investigation, Austria’s foreign minister has said. The UK has already picked Russia as a boogey man in the incident.

Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Karin Kneissl said that she viewed the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, as “abhorrent.” However, unlike its British counterparts, Austria wants to have the full picture before casting blame on someone specifically.

"Our position is: First there is the need to establish a full picture of events in joint cooperation with the Chemical agency [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)] and all those involved” the foreign minister said.

Mar 20 08:20

Giant Putin Portrait Reportedly Appears Over UK Foreign Office Building

A group calling themselves the 'Philosoraptors' have released a video appearing to show a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin projected over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

The light display features Putin, accompanied by the pop-up text "Miss Me?", in an apparent reference to the popular TV series Sherlock, where it the phrase is uttered by the show's main antagonist.

UPDATE: A Foreign Office spokeswoman has since denied that the projection actually occurred.

Mar 19 13:37

Channeling Goebbels: Guardian goes full fascist in its portrayal of Putin

In early 1935, the Nazis unleashed an anti-Bolshevik campaign which it initiated with a series of traveling exhibits on the dangers of world Communism. This poster comes from the exhibit in Karlsruhe, the capital city of the German state of Baden. But its imagery is found in almost all of the posters of this exhibit.

Here Bolshevism is represented as a huge red spider, whose head is the familiar grinning skull topped with the red star. Sitting in the Soviet Union, the legs of the spider can still reach out to threaten the entire world.
The Guardian rip-off of Josef Goebbels' Nazi propaganda even copied the red star associated with communist ideology. How stupid - Putin and today's Russia are as capitalistic as it gets.

Mar 19 12:20

How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

When I was a child growing up in a Gaza refugee camp, I looked forward to November 2. On that day, every year, thousands of students and camp residents would descend upon the main square of the camp, carrying Palestinian flags and placards, to denounce the Balfour Declaration.

Truthfully, my giddiness then was motivated largely by the fact that schools would inevitably shut down and, following a brief but bloody confrontation with the Israeli army, I would go home early to the loving embrace of my mother, where I would eat a snack and watch cartoons.

At the time, I had no idea who Balfour actually was, and how his "declaration" all those years ago had altered the destiny of my family and, by extension, my life and the lives of my children as well.

Mar 19 09:42

The farcical reality behind Theresa May’s “novichok” story

We already know UK PM Theresa May misrepresented the Russian law on executing terrorists in foreign lands, in order to bolster her currently evidence-free claims of Russian culpability in the poisoning of ex-MI6 employee Sergey Skripal. Her narrative remains, as of March 15, bald and unconvincing. But it seems things may be about to get even worse for her and what some see as her bid to “Falklandise” her flagging premiership. It seems the “nerve agent” she claims was used to attack Skripal and his daughter may not actually exist.

Mar 19 09:39

Parties across UK nations sign pledge to REVERSE Brexit amid Northern Ireland warnings

POLITICIANS from across the British Isles are pledging to unite to force the UK back into the European Union after it was claimed the Northern Ireland border issue is a “a powder keg” which could ignite at any moment.

Mar 19 09:38

'I agree with May!' McDonnell turns AGAINST Corbyn Russia stance blaming PUTIN for attack

JEREMY Corbyn's response to the presumed Russia attack on British soil took another twist today as the Labour leader's top ally John McDonnell blamed Vladimir Putin for the incident and backed the UK Government.

Mar 19 09:38

‘Utter folly!’ Remoaners try to use Russian poisoning as reason to STOP BREXIT

REMAINERS hell-bent on stopping Brexit are to claim the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury illustrates why the UK needs to remain in the European Union.

Mar 19 09:35

BEX ALERT - UK water supply in DANGER? Government ADMITS potential Russian strike would cause CHAOS

TWO SENIOR Government politicians have today revealed that Britain is prepared for a large-scale cyber attack from Russia, following the escalating tensions between the two countries.

Mar 19 09:34

Child Sex Crimes Soar by 30 Per Cent in Sadiq Khan’s London as Public Anger Over Grooming Gangs Grows

The number of sexual offences committed against children in Sadiq Khan’s London has soared to 1,200 in the last year, new figures show.
Statistics show the number of child sexual exploitation cases in 2017 had risen by 30 per cent on the previous year, the Evening Standard reports.

The figures were released on Friday, when the Metropolitan Police co-hosted a conference to raise awareness of the problem with children’s charity Barnardo’s, which has launched a pilot scheme to help child victims of rape and sexual exploitation.

“Children who have been sexually exploited can feel completely powerless, and being raped or sexually assaulted often causes debilitating levels of trauma,” said Jessica Juon, assistant director of children’s services at Barnardo’s London, explaining it is important to help victims feel safe.

Mar 19 09:33

UPDATE: Account Restored – YouTube Bans The Daily Mail For ‘Violating Community Guidelines’

YouTube has banned the official channel of The Daily Mail, one of the United Kingdom’s longest-running tabloid newspapers.

Users navigating to the newspaper’s official YouTube page as of Saturday evening (EST) are greeted by a page informing them that the account has been suspended for violating “community guidelines.”

The newspaper, founded in 1896, is a frequent target of the British left for its conservative positions. The paper backed the campaign for Brexit in 2016.

Links to previous videos from the official Daily Mail account are no longer operational, instead directing users to blank videos featuring an “account terminated” message.

Mar 19 09:28

UK: Ross Kemp Had to ‘Wear the Same Body Armour I Wore in Syria’ for Documentary on Multicultural Birmingham

Soap star turned investigative journalist Ross Kemp has said he had to wear the same body armour he wore in Syria while filming in Birmingham, England.
The 53-year-old, famous in Britain for his role as EastEnders hardman Grant Mitchell, was filming with armed response and counter-terror units attached to West Midlands Police, the British Transport Police, Northumberland Police, and South Yorkshire Police, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Kemp has fronted a number of documentaries on the war in Afghanistan, post-apartheid South Africa, and other extreme locations since he stepped away from the long-running soap opera — but the Mail reports he considered working in multicultural Birmingham his most shocking experience yet.

Mar 18 21:26

Flashback: Warning of future UK power shortages

There is a growing risk of power shortages over the next few years, according to a report commissioned for the prime minister.

The Royal Academy of Engineering said the closure of older power plants and the slow progress in building news ones was likely to stretch the system "close to its limits".

Mar 18 17:25

‘Utter folly!’ Remoaners try to use Russian poisoning as reason to STOP BREXIT

REMAINERS hell-bent on stopping Brexit are to claim the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury illustrates why the UK needs to remain in the European Union.

Sir Vince Cable will say today that following the nerve agent attack earlier this month, Britain will be safer from similar attacks in the future if it is part of the bloc.

Mar 18 17:20

Tory links to Russia and Saudis run deep. So where’s the outrage?

The Conservative party is in the pocket of foreign powers that represent a threat to the national security of Britain. It is a grotesquely under-reported national scandal, lost amid a hysterical Tory campaign to delegitimise the Labour party with false allegations of treason. If Labour had received £820,000 from Russian-linked oligarchs and companies in the past 20 months – and indeed £3m since 2010 – the media outrage would be deafening. But this is the Tory party, so there are no cries of treachery, of being in league with a hostile foreign power, of threatening the nation’s security.

Mar 18 17:13

Child Sex Crimes Soar by 30 Per Cent in Sadiq Khan’s London as Public Anger Over Grooming Gangs Grows

The number of sexual offences committed against children in Sadiq Khan’s London has soared to 1,200 in the last year, new figures show.

Statistics show the number of child sexual exploitation cases in 2017 had risen by 30 per cent on the previous year, the Evening Standard reports.

Mar 18 12:18

Borish Johnson admits £160,000 tennis game with ex-Russian minister's wife

Russian oligarchs and their associates have given an estimated £826,000 to the Tories since Theresa May became Prime Minister in 2016.

Mar 18 09:18

Lies Can Lead To War

Notice that the governments of the US, UK, France, and Germany did not require any evidence to decide that the Russian government used military-grade nerve gas to attack two people on an English park bench and a UK policeman. It makes no sense. There is no Russian motive.

Mar 18 09:17

Unprecedented Western Anti-Russia Hysteria

Accusing Russia of poisoning former spy/double agent Sergey Skripal is a scandalous Big Lie, a colossal hoax, an anti-Kremlin conspiracy, a reckless geopolitical game.

No proof suggests Moscow had anything to do with Skripal’s poisoning, no possible motive exists to have wanted to do it – with everything to lose and nothing to gain.

Yet Britain, Washington, France, Germany, and US-controlled NATO declared Russia guilty by accusation for Skripal’s poisoning – an incident clearly the Kremlin had nothing to do with.

What’s going on is a UK-led conspiracy to unjustifiably frame the Kremlin for the incident – Skripal’s poisoning a false flag wanting Russia vilified, marginalized, weakened, contained and isolated beyond earlier attempts to achieve these objectives in the post-WW II era.

Russia is strong, resilient and free from US-led Western control. Escalated vilification risks potentially serious consequences if things go too far.

Mar 18 09:15

MPs retweet claim that Porton Down scientists can’t identify nerve agent as Russian

Several MPs have retweeted claims that scientists at the British lab investigating the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are actually struggling to identify the source of the nerve agent used.

Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan turned blogger, wrote on his website that scientists at Porton Down, the center responsible for identifying the nerve agent allegedly used in the attack against the Skripals, have failed to find evidence of Russian “culpability.” He said a “well-placed” source in the Foreign Office told him.

Murray added scientists had been “resentful” over the pressure put on them to prove the military-grade nerve agent is of Russian manufacture. The blogger’s comments and concerns were retweeted by Labour MP Chris Williamson, a frequent guest on RT, and the Scottish National Party’s Douglas Chapman.

Mar 18 09:11

Corbyn Allies in Labour Attacked For Supporting Palestinian Struggle

The strategy to undermine Jeremy Corbyn within the Labour Party includes, charging his supporters with anti-semitism and then suspending them, says Richard Kuper of Jewish Voice for Labour.

Mar 18 05:10

US, Britain Are Gutting Yemen for Saudi Arabia, Heading Into Dangerous Waters

With more than 17,000 people killed in the often-overlooked conflict, according to the World Health Organization, and millions more are on the brink of famine, the pressing question is why the United States and Britain are still involved in this failed war?

Despite bogus reports by “fakestream” media in the West, this near-three-year conflict is not a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, nor is it a real war between former President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthi Ansarullah resistance movement. It’s a war of choice by Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel against the people of Yemen based on regional designs.


Mar 17 12:18

UK forced to pay for further F35 upgrades THREE YEARS after ordering new stealth jets

BRITAIN will likely be forced to stump up part of an estimated £12billion ($16bn) bill to upgrade its latest F-35 warplanes with new software.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed orders for 48 the F-35 Lightning IIs at an estimated cost of around £90million ($123m) each.

Although 14 of this initial order have been built by American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, the planes are still sat in the United States and are awaiting software upgrades which the MoD says will ensure they "remain at the cutting-edge of technology".

Mar 17 10:51

Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

Currys PC World today apologised for forcing customers to pay an extra £40 for pre-configuration on their laptops that they didn't request – a dodgy practice brought to light by consumer charity Which?

Since 2015 more than a hundred customers have complained to Which? about the aggressive sales tactic.

Despite ordering online or going to a store after seeing an advertised price, customers were told that only laptops already loaded with an operating system, etc remained in the shop, which meant they had to pay more.

One punter was ordered to pay an extra £40 or she'd be sold a blank laptop, Which? said. When another refused to cough and drop the extra cash, the staff member said they would have to charge them £20 for the USB stick.

Mar 17 10:49

Unlikely that Vladimir Putin behind Skripal poisoning

Attack would have been counterproductive for Russia and jeopardise future spy swaps

Mar 17 10:36

Telford abuse: New victims come forward to police

A number of new victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Telford have come forward.

It comes after the Shropshire town's MP Lucy Allan said she had been "inundated" with reports since speaking about the issue in Parliament.

West Mercia Police said the reports relate to non-recent offences.

The new reports have been made since the Sunday Mirror reported that up to 1,000 girls in Telford could have been victims of CSE since the 1980s.

Mar 17 10:31


As the Free Thought Project reported earlier this month, a jaw-dropping independent investigation has revealed that hundreds of children, some as young as 11-years-old, are estimated to have been drugged, beaten, and raped over the last several decades in a single town. According to the investigation, the abuse was allowed and is continued to be allowed because authorities look the other way. Now, TFTP has confirmed that this is indeed the case.

The investigation claims that allegations dating back to the 1980s were mishandled by authorities, who repeatedly failed to punish a network of abusers, according to the Telegraph.

According to a new report, it appears police were told from within their own department—via an internal memo—claiming that “in most cases the sex is consensual.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only the monied, in any country, who can carry on with these kinds of bestial abuses of children with impunity, and suffer no consequences for their behaviour.

If you have young children, and are thinking about going on holiday in the UK, you really should think again.

Mar 17 10:26

Police launch murder inquiry over death of Nikolai Glushkov

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of the Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after a pathologist concluded he died from compression to the neck, suggesting he may have been strangled by hand or ligature.

The Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command is retaining its lead role in the investigation “because of the associations Mr Glushkov is believed to have had” but has cautioned that there was no suggestion of a link with the attempted murders of the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury almost two weeks ago.

The political row between Britain and Russia was mounting after the Russian foreign ministry said it was summoning the UK ambassador, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.

At the time of his death, Glushkov was about to defend a claim against him by the Russian airline Aeroflot at the commercial court in London, where he was accused of fraud.

Mar 17 10:25

OPCW: No member states known to possess ‘Novichok-class’ nerve agents

The UN chemical weapons watchdog said none of its member states have declared possessing ‘Novichok-class’ nerve agent, which London claims was used in the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal.

“There is no record of the Novichok group of nerve agents having been declared by a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention,” the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a press release on Friday. Nearly all countries in the UN are members to the OPCW, except for Egypt, Israel, North Korea and South Sudan.

Mar 17 10:24

UPDATED: UK’s “novichok” claim exposed as lies: what is the current reality of the Skripal case?

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation.

…Until this week, the near universal belief among chemical weapons experts, and the official position of the OPCW, was that “Novichoks” were at most a theoretical research programme which the Russians had never succeeded in actually synthesising and manufacturing. That is why they are not on the OPCW list of banned chemical weapons.

Porton Down is still not certain it is the Russians who have apparently synthesised a “Novichok”. Hence “Of a type developed by Russia”. Note developed, not made, produced or manufactured.

Mar 17 10:17


So why poison Skripal? Because it would look to knee-jerk reactionaries like the Russians 'got revenge'. But the Russians had already tried and convicted and imprisoned Skripal -- they could have executed him then (or poisoned him in prison). Instead, they gave him back in a swap. Another player poisoning Skripal would serve the saber-rattling objectives of a military-industrial-intel complex in the West and serve radical left/right political objectives in the US and UK, setting up the Russians a la the USS Maine.

Until I see something that convinces me that there is an 'otherwise', this is my opinion on this issue.

Mar 17 10:08

Four Mysterious Deaths in the UK Authorities Probably Won't Be Reinvestigating

With police said to be preparing to reinvestigate apparently suspicious deaths, previously ruled to be via suicide or natural causes, Sputnik News lists four high profile potential political assassination cases that likely won't be reopened.

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said police and domestic intelligence agency MI5 will probe allegations of Russian state involvement in at least 14 deaths in the country over the past few years, to see if they were in fact political assassinations.

In a letter to Yvette Cooper, Chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Rudd was quick to stress investigations and coroner's inquests into these deaths at the time "did not discover evidence of foul play", but the circumstances will now be looked at again.

Mar 17 10:02

The UK Blames Russia for the Spy Poisoning: It’s Time to Set Our Emotions Aside and Look at the Facts

The world held its breath watching the British government rant and rave. The threats were truly scary and the ultimatum was grim enough to give one goosebumps. Finally it all boiled down to the expulsion of 23 diplomats, threats to freeze suspicious bank accounts, the suspension of some bilateral contacts, a revoked invitation for the Russian FM to visit the UK, and the cancellation of plans by senior officials and members of the royal family to travel to see the World Cup games.

Diplomatic relations will not be severed. Russia was not added to the list of state sponsors of terrorism, as the PM had threatened to do. Instead, the British government announced some rather symbolic retaliation measures, some of which are nothing more than compliance with the Criminal Finances Act that has been in effect since 2017.

Mar 17 09:49

The Shocking Diplomatic Incompetence of Theresa May and Boris Johnson

Since 1977, UK diplomatic history has been, to one extent or another, a history of fantastic blunders.

Mar 17 09:43

Lies Can Lead To War

Notice that the governments of the US, UK, France, and Germany did not require any evidence to decide that the Russian government used military-grade nerve gas to attack two people on an English park bench and a UK policeman. It makes no sense. There is no Russian motive.

The motive lies in the West. It is the latest orchestration in the ongoing demonization of Russia. The demonization is a huge boost to the power and profit of the military/security complex and prevents President Trump from normalizing relations. The military/security’s budget and power require a major enemy, and Russia is the designated enemy and will not be allowed to escape that assigned role.

Mar 17 09:41

Gilad Atzmon Needs Your Immediate Support!

I am being sued for libel in the High Court in England by Campaign Against Antisemitsm’s chairman Gideon Falter. I have made the decision to fight this crucial battle for freedom of expression even though this fight poses a real risk of bankrupting me and my family.

I choose to fight their suit because I believe that the CAA and its chairman and its use of libel laws pose a danger to freedom of speech and the future of this country as an open society. Enough is enough!

Mr. Falter has sued me for comments I made on my own website.

My comments were made in the context of expressing my opinion about the situation where, last July, The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) attested that there had been no increase in anti-Semitism in Britain, and Gideon Falter and the CAA refused to accept the CPS’s verdict. Falter and the CAA insisted that anti Semitism was on the rise. Sky news reported on the discrepancies between the findings of CPS and the CAA.

Mar 17 04:47

Boris Johnson Accuses Putin of Murder, Kremlin 'Puzzled' (Video)

"Our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin and with his decision - and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision - to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the U.K., on the streets of Europe, for the first time since World War II,”

Kremlin spokesman Peskov:
" ... Russia has nothing to do with this story" ... "any references to our president is nothing but shocking and unforgivable diplomatic misconduct."

He added that the Kremlin was "puzzled" by the behavior of British officials.


Mar 17 04:38

British Scientists Balked at Pressure to Link Nerve Gas to Russia

"It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars."

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO (UK Foreign Ministry) source that Porton Down (Ministry of Defense science laboratory) scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so.

Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation>>>

Mar 16 23:12

Lavrov: Spoiling 2018 FIFA World Cup could be a motive in ex-spy’s poisoning case

The minister said that in no situation at all it could be assumed that Moscow was involved in the case of Skripal’s poisoning.

"If, speaking hypothetically, we take into account this sick and perverted logic of western colleagues - who would in common sense assume that Russia shortly before the presidential election and shortly before the World Cup would suddenly decide to create problems for itself? There is no motive at all," Lavrov said.

Mar 16 12:28

Did Putin Poison A Russian Ex-Spy, Or Was It A Globalist False Flag?

Mar 16 11:50

Corbyn Smeared as 'Russian Stooge' for Requesting Evidence on Poisoned Spy

The leftist leader of Britain?s opposition Labour Party is under attack, simply because he calmly called for an investigation in line with international law.
On March 4, a former Russian spy who had been a double agent for the British government was found unconscious in Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had reportedly been poisoned, and were hospitalized in critical condition.

A week later, the United Kingdom?s Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May claimed the Russian-made nerve agent Novichok had been used in the attack. She said the Russian government was likely behind the attack, although she also raised the possibility that Russia had lost control of the nerve agent and it was used by another actor.

Mar 16 11:13

Parsons Green terror attack: Teenager Ahmed Hassan found guilty of Tube bombing attempted murder

Hassan was known to the authorities having told Home Office officials he had been 'trained to kill' by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

He was taken in by foster parents Penny and Ron Jones MBE, and studied media and photography at Brooklands College in Weybridge.

Hassan was also enrolled on the Government's de-radicalising, Prevent, programme, but counter-terrorism officers, claimed he had deviously kept his evil intentions secret.

During his trial at the Old Bailey, it was revealed that he had told a college mentor it was his "duty to hate Britain",after his father was killed in Iraq.

Mar 16 10:25

US and UK Trying to 'Iraq' Russia - What's Really Happening

Whether Theresa May comprehends the situation, whether she resolves the internal issues, whether she's the person who's being pushed towards this decision, to blow up this scandal, it's a whole different question. However, the fact that the UK and the US share the opinion that Russia basically posts a chemical weapon threat to practically the entire world is truly incredibly disturbing. Why? Because it's obvious they're trying to create a brand-new model for the demonization of Russia. They're trying to take the pressure on Russia to a whole new level, trying to convince the world that Russia is dangerous not just because of how they've "wronged Ukraine," or because they've "annexed Crimea," but because they threaten the world with chemical weapons.

Mar 16 10:25

Canadian Archbishop: 'Spy Poisoning Circus is a KKK Lynching' (Interview)

Brother Nathanael: What do you make of Britain accusing Russia of poisoning the Russian double-spy Sergei Skripal?

Archbishop Gabriel: It’s a circus, another attempt of the West to sully Russia as a rogue state.

Mar 16 10:24

Emergency Russian Gas Purchases Are Now a Huge Embarrassment for London

The spy poisoning scandal turned into a diplomatic row and now threatens to spill into energy issues, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain was looking “to other countries” for its gas supplies.

The UK has gas supply contracts with Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, and although the British dependence on Russian gas supply is not as high as that of other European countries, the UK still relies on some Russian gas for its energy needs. The UK has also imported a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia’s newly started Yamal project, and re-exported another LNG cargo originating from Yamal.

For now, UK gas traders remain unconcerned that the UK could run short of nat gas supplies, even shrugging off Prime Minister May’s comments that the UK would be looking for other gas suppliers.

During question time in Parliament on Wednesday, May said that “I can reassure … that in looking at our gas supplies we are indeed looking to other countries.”

Mar 16 10:23

Paris, Berlin, DC Rescue May From Having to Prove Her Accusations

Imagine an investigation for attempted homicide by gunshot without the gun, bullet, ballistics match, fingerprints, powder burns, witnesses, shooter, intention, motive. You can’t imagine? Neither could the French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian.

On Wednesday Le Drian announced France’s “full confidence in the investigations that our British partners are carrying out” on the March 4 nerve agent incident involving Sergei and Yulia Skripal and a local police detective in Salisbury.

Mar 16 10:22

Putin ‘extremely concerned’ over UK’s ‘destructive, provocative’ stance in Skripal case – Kremlin

In his first public reaction to the UK measures against Russia in ex-spy Sergei Skripal’s poisoning, President Vladimir Putin said he was “extremely concerned” by the “destructive and provocative” stance of the UK.
A “detailed discussion” of the current crisis in Russian-UK relations was held when Putin met with top officials from the Russian government, military and security services on Thursday, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. “Extreme concern was expressed about the destructive and provocative stance taken by the British side,” the spokesman added.

It was Putin’s first public reaction since the UK announced steps against Moscow on Wednesday. Accusing Russia of using a chemical weapon on British soil, Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK was expelling 23 diplomats, limiting ties and freezing Russian state assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attempted poisoning certainly does not have what I would characterize as a "Putin signature" on it.

Why would he order it done, and so sloppily that it hit over 20 people more than the intended victims, Skripal and his daughter?!?

What in heaven's name would he - or Russia - have gained by it, when the damage Skripal inflicted on the Russian intel infrastructure happened years ago?!?

The short answer is, nothing.

But we have a very embattled British Prime Minister, perhaps, intending to deflect some very real British rage and frustration about how she is handling the Brexit issue with the EU; perhaps she thought that blaming and shaming the Russian government for something it may well not have done was "just the ticket".

And what is that old phrase of Rom Emanuel's "Never let a good crisis go to waste"?!?

There are a large number of people who might have wanted to see Skripal dead.

We don't know enough about what really happened to lay the foundation for an evidence chain yet; that may only come about when Skripal and his daughter are conscious enough to give investigators a timeline about when they became ill, and what they noticed right before that happened.

But the dismissal of diplomats, coupled with sanctions, can be a very nasty prelude to a potential shooting war with Russia, which would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing in the world for the west to do right now, for innumerable reasons.

I am hoping Nato Secretary General Stoltenberg's refusal to "drink the Koolaid" on this issue yesterday, by NOT invocing Article 5 of the UN Charter, as May begged him to do yesterday, will through heaping amounts of ice-cold water over this whole "Russia did it" thing.

Article 5 of the NATO Charter

Mar 16 09:59

Of A Type Developed By Liars

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation. The Russians were allegedly researching, in the “Novichok” programme a generation of nerve agents which could be produced from commercially available precursors such as insecticides and fertilisers. This substance is a “novichok” in that sense. It is of that type. Just as I am typing on a laptop of a type developed by the United States, though this one was made in China.

Mar 16 07:25

Are 'Novichok' Poisons Real? - May's Claims Fall Apart

The British government claims that 'Novichok' poisons, developed 30 years ago in the Soviet Union, affected a British double agent. But such substances may not exist at all. The British government further says that the Russian government is responsible for the incident and has announced penalties against the country.

A comparable incidents happened in 2001 in the United States. Envelopes with Anthrax spores were sent to various politicians. Some people died. The White House told the FBI to blame al-Qaeda but the Anthrax turned out to be from a U.S. chemical-biological weapon laboratory. The case is still unsolved.

Mar 16 07:14

Queen Elizabeth II Has A WW3 Speech Written And It's Ready To Deliver

The Queen of England has a pre-written speech prepared for the outbreak of World War 3. As tensions between Russia and the United Kingdom continue to flare, the Queen’s speech is sparking fears of a nuclear war.

An Austrailian news source, News.Com.Au, reported that some people already fear a nuclear war is more likely that during the Cold War era. The speech was prepared for her back in the 1980s. It was originally revealed in 2013, but no one paid much attention until now. The address was written in the event nuclear war does occur, and she needs to address the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

Mar 16 07:10

Britain Will Not Give Russia Alleged Poison Sample – Because They Don’t Have It?

Britain does not intend to give Russia samples of the substance that was used to poison former Colonel of the GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview.

At the same time, Johnson confirmed that the UK plans to transfer a sample of the substance to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to conduct its own tests.

The United Kingdom has employed the OPCW to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, said the United Kingdom Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the UN Jonathan Allen.

As previously reported, on March 12, Theresa May, speaking in the British Parliament, stated that “with a high degree of probability,” Russia is implicated in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter. The Russian authorities deny these accusations.

Mar 16 07:07

After thirteen days, do detectives really STILL not know how spy was poisoned? Now police say his daughter might have brought it from Russia in her suitcase - but it is just the latest of a series of bizarre theories

Thirteen days after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury, police appear to be no nearer any answers as to how the pair were poisoned.

Theories banded around in the past fortnight include food poisoning, a bouquet of flowers laced with the deadly substance Novichok and the lethal toxin being smeared on the former agent's car door handle.

Now, it is understood investigators have turned their attentions to Yulia's suitcase in a bid to find out exactly how she and her father ended up fighting for their lives after falling unconscious on March 4.

But Scotland Yard's top officers are still keeping the public in the dark and a series of conflicting leaks from the investigation suggests they are no nearer the truth.

Mar 16 07:06

Salisbury attack was a 'SMOKESCREEN' QT audience member claims 'plot to keep UK in EU'

THE SALISBURY attack that saw the use of a military-grade nerve agent used on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was branded as a “smokescreen” by a BBC Question Time audience member who blasted the incident as a desperate attempt for the UK to remain inside the European Union.

Mar 16 07:05

‘Nice young man seeks place in history but lacks upbringing’: Lavrov on Williamson ‘shut up’ remark

Russia no longer pays much attention to hostile statements like the one made by UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, who said Moscow should “go away and shut up,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
He chided the 41-year-old British official for his remarks made in reference to the ongoing stand-off between London and Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain.

“He is a nice young man. He probably wants to get a place in history by making bold statements,” he suggested. “[UK Prime Minister] Theresa May now has ‘highly possible’ as her main argument backing Russia’s alleged guilt. He has ‘Russia should go away and shut up.’ Well, I don’t know. Maybe he lacks upbringing.”

Mar 16 07:05

REVEALED: Civil servants plan UK to FUND EU army post Brexit in secret plot caught on tape

BREXITEERS were left outraged last night after secret tapes came to light indicating the UK was planning to pay for an EU army after Brexit.

Mar 16 07:03

'Hoax Show': Twitter Enraged as Theresa May Visits 'Toxic' Salisbury

As the diplomatic tensions between Russia and the United Kingdom have heightened, UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited Salisbury after what she described as the alleged “brazen” nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

While the scene of the poisoning was considered highly toxic and dangerous by law enforcement officials due to the qualities of the alleged Novichok nerve agent, Theresa May didn’t appear to fear turning up without any protective clothes, which social media users could not help but notice, calling the current circumstances surrounding the incident a “phony and hoax show.”

Mar 16 06:55

France crushes Theresa May's hope of united front against Russia and accuses her of "fantasy politics" over spy poisoning

The intervention came just hours after Britain announced plans to expel 23 Russian diplomats and impose a wave of sanctions as punishment for the Sergei Skripal poisoning

Mar 16 06:55

Russia statement: Jeremy Corbyn questions why nerve agent samples haven't been sent to Moscow

Mar 16 06:54

New evidence has left Theresa May’s Russian spy story in tatters

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the intergovernmental organisation overseeing the elimination of chemical weapons. In 2013, the organisation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) reportedly seemed uncertain that Novichoks even existed:

[The SAB] emphasised that the definition of toxic chemicals in the Convention would cover all potential candidate chemicals that might be utilised as chemical weapons. Regarding new toxic chemicals not listed in the Annex on Chemicals but which may nevertheless pose a risk to the Convention, the SAB makes reference to “Novichoks”. The name “Novichok” is used in a publication of a former Soviet scientist who reported investigating a new class of nerve agents suitable for use as binary chemical weapons. The SAB states that it has insufficient information to comment on the existence or properties of “Novichoks”.

Mar 16 06:52

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal leads right to Hillary Clinton and the DNC

On Wednesday, The Telegraph revealed Col Sergei Skripal, the Russian double agent who was poisoned in Salisbury, England last weekend, is linked to dossier author Christopher Steele.

The Telegraph revealed that Sergei Skripal, the Russian “double agent” who was poisoned in Salisbury, England last week, has ties to Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier and former British spy, who is tied to Fusion GPS, which is directly connected to the DNC and Hillary Clinton.

All of this begs the question, was Skripal the latest victim of the Clinton mafia’s murder machine?

The poisoning was carried out in a sloppy and amateurish fashion, and screams of a private contractor, knowing that the UK government (and blowhards like Boris Johnson) would immediately link this to a state (Russia) sponsored attack.

Mar 16 06:51

UK, really trying to Start a WW3 with Russia that the USA will have to fight and die for them! UK's MI-6 Was The One Who POISONED the Russian Spy! Spy was going to reveal MI-6 DID the Trump Dossier in order to get rid of Trump as President!

"Russian Spy Poisoned In UK Offered To Give Evidence That MI6 Created “Trump Dossier” So He Could Return Home"

Mar 16 06:51

Jeremy Corbyn defies critics and calls for calm over Russia

Labour leader warns against ‘McCarthyite intolerance of dissent’ after nerve agent attack

Mar 16 01:49

US and UK Trying to 'Iraq' Russia - What's Really Happening


Whether Theresa May comprehends the situation, whether she resolves the internal issues, whether she's the person who's being pushed towards this decision, to blow up this scandal, it's a whole different question. However, the fact that the UK and the US share the opinion that Russia basically posts a chemical weapon threat to practically the entire world is truly incredibly disturbing>>>

Mar 15 18:09

Corbyn warns against ‘McCarthyite intolerance of dissent’ over Russia accusations

“This horrific event demands first of all the most thorough and painstaking criminal investigation, conducted by our police and security services,” he said.

“To rush way ahead of the evidence being gathered by the police, in a fevered parliamentary atmosphere, serves neither justice nor our national security."

He went on: “Labour is, of course, no supporter of the Putin regime, its conservative authoritarianism, abuse of human rights or political and economic corruption. However, that does not mean we should resign ourselves to a ‘new cold war’ of escalating arms spending, proxy conflicts across the globe and a McCarthyite intolerance of dissent.”

Mar 15 18:07

‘Britain will allow for independent tests on nerve agent’ – UK FM Johnson

Writing in Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper, the UK Foreign Minister said the poisoning of the former spy was part of a “pattern of lawless behavior” by Russia. He also announced that the UK government will give international experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague the opportunity to review Britain’s analysis of the poison which left Skripal and his daughter Yulia in critical condition in hospitalon March 4.

Mar 15 16:57

Framing Putin – Saga of the Spy and the Nerve Agent

By Chris Kanthan

How dumb are the masses of the world? One just has to look at the brazen, obvious false flag incidents that the elites keep piling on. Trained to be consumers of sensational news, the idiotic population of the West simply accepts allegations without thinking or analysis.

Let’s take a brief look at the claim that Putin/Kremlin/Russia used a deadly chemical weapon (called “Novichok”) against an ex-Russian spy who has been living in the UK for eight years. Within hours after the incident, the UK foreign minister – bozo Boris Johnson – claimed that Russia was behind the attack. Then Theresa May said it’s “highly likely” that Russia did it; and everyone translated that into “definitely Russia did it.” Now, of course, crazed warmonger Nikki Haley has joined the chorus and even tells people that Russia may use chemical weapons in New York...

Mar 15 13:44

Tommy Robinson Tells A VERY Interesting Story From Jail

Short clip from Tommy's interview with Brittany Pettibone yesterday, that got her banned from the UK. Great Britain is in serious trouble. This story explains a lot...


Mar 15 11:53

Cold snap next week 'puts Britain at the mercy of Russian gas giants' as reserves in Europe reach record lows

A cold snap next week could leave the country at the mercy of Russian gas suppliers, experts have warned.

Plunging temperatures on Sunday and Monday are likely to send demand for gas soaring across the UK and Europe to heat and light homes.

A report from the analysts S&P Platts warns that relying on Russia may be the only option for European nations if they suddenly need more as other suppliers are already running at or near capacity.

Gas reserves across the continent are at record lows after cold spells and the closure of British storage facilities.

Mar 15 10:42

White House Blames Russia For "Abhorrent" Attack, As Haley Warns Of Russian Chemical Weapons In New York

The fearmongering then quickly escalated, with Haley next telling the UN Security Council that aying next that "if we don't take immediate concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used. They could be used here in New York, or in cities of any country that sits on this Council. This is a defining moment."

The specter of more Russian attacks - when there still isn't actual proof of the first one - was raised during an emergency council meeting, held at the request of British officials who have accused Russia of using “a military-grade nerve agent” to target a former military intelligence officer who committed treason. Russian diplomats have denied responsibility for the incident, but British investigators say they have identified the poison as a chemical weapon produced by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Mar 15 09:57

Flashback 04 - 03 - 18: POISON THREAT British ISIS jihadis ‘creating deadly ricin and anthrax bio-weapons in secret terror labs to poison food and water supplies’

BRITISH fundamentalists back from Iraq and Syria are trying to make ricin and anthrax in secret terror labs, MI5 sources have said.

The warning comes after Kensington Palace intercepted a "racist" letter addressed to Meghan Markle containing white powder, causing an anthrax scare.

Mar 15 09:48

Thousands of British soldiers are to be vaccinated against anthrax poisoning in a direct response to the recent nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

Thousands of British soldiers are to be vaccinated against anthrax poisoning in a direct response to the recent nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

Mar 15 09:44

UK to invest 48 million pounds in new chemical weapons defence centre

Britain will invest 48 million pounds in a new chemical warfare defence centre at its Porton Down military research laboratory, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Thursday.

Porton Down was the facility where British scientists identified the nerve agent used to attack Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the city of Salisbury. Britain has accused Moscow of being responsible for the attack, which Moscow denies.

“Today I can announce that we’re building on our world-class expertise of the defence science and technology laboratory at Porton Down. We’re investing 48 million pounds in a new chemical weapons defence centre to maintain our cutting edge in chemical analysis and defence,” Williamson said in a speech.