Thought for the day

"There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise." -- Winston Churchill

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Haunted with the possibility of being made homeless themselves, UK housing charity workers join strikes MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:21

Hundreds of workers at Shelter, a British housing and homeless charity, have launched industrial action, joining thousands of striking employees in various economic sectors across the country.

More than 600 workers at the charity started their protest action on Monday, in what their union, Unite, described as "a bitter dispute over pay."

Staging the strike, the Shelter's staffers said the combination of insufficient payment and soaring inflation has prompted them to start worrying about their own housing security.

Thousands of UK Border Force workers announce Christmas period strike MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:20

Thousands of Britain's Border Force workers announce a Christmas period strike over pay, joining thousands others of striking employees in various economic sectors across the country.

The workers' Public and Commercial Services Union announced the industrial action on Wednesday.

It said the protest move stands to affect passport booths at Heathrow and Gatwick airports as well as Birmingham Airport, Cardiff Airport, Glasgow Airport, Manchester Airport, and the Port of Newhaven.

Amid Economic Crisis, PM Rishi Sunak Says UK Govt 'cannot Solve' All Problems Of Citizens MikeRivero Thu, 12/08/2022 - 13:18

UK PM Rishi Sunak has said that the British government "cannot solve" all the problems UK citizens are facing, as per a report from Sputnik news. Sunak, however, stated that he will be honest with UK citizens on the economic challenges that the country faces.

In an emergency press conference, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said the government needed to step in to assist farmers who are under severe strain.

The British farming industry is facing major issues across almost all sectors, with the price of animal feed and nitrogen fertiliser, and fuel skyrocketing. The union warned that yields of crops will likely slump to record lows this year with farmers also considering reducing the size of their herds.

UK PM Rishi Sunak Calls For New Police Powers To Stop "Illegal Protests" malterwitty Thu, 12/08/2022 - 02:52

Problem - Reaction - Solution.  British Prime Minister and billionaire associate of the World Economic Forum Rishi Sunak is calling for draconian police powers to deal with "illegal protests," using the disruptive glue-happy traffic activism of groups like Just Stop Oil as a rationale. 

In an emergency press conference, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said the government needed to step in to assist farmers who are under severe strain.

The British farming industry is facing major issues across almost all sectors, with the price of animal feed and nitrogen fertiliser, and fuel skyrocketing. The union warned that yields of crops will likely slump to record lows this year with farmers also considering reducing the size of their herds.

The postbag at Hatters Hotel in the seaside resort of Skegness gets heavier by the day. It is brimming with letters sent by well-wishers from across Britain with messages such as 'I salute you'; 'Keep up your brave stance'; and 'Let's hope local people support you'.

Oxfordshire UK: Council approve plans to lock residents into zones to save the planet from global warming alexmark Wed, 12/07/2022 - 19:58
UK and USA could be part of drone attacks on Russian military airfields MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:25

Military expert Konstantin Sivkov believes that London and Washington could be involved in recent drone attacks on Russian military attacks.

According to the specialist, the Ukrainian Armed Forces used Soviet-made Strizh drones that had been modernised with modern spare parts for the attacks.

"Western intelligence services could designate a flight route that would bypass the air defence zone. The Ukrainians do not have such data at their disposal," Sivkov said, the Public News Service said.

Will FACE MASKS creep back into classrooms amid Strep A outbreak? Expert calls for return of Covid-era curbs to thwart bug that has killed 9 children - as parents are told to keep any kid with sore throat OFF school malterwitty Wed, 12/07/2022 - 10:31

My views on Strep A...

Strep A: What are the symptoms and how infectious is it? 

Strep A is a common bacterial infection which causes strep throat, tonsillitis and scarlet fever and it is easily treatable with antibiotics.