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    Post  calripson Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:15 am

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/515147-queen-royal-family-finance/

    For everyone who thinks the Queen is just a cute little figurehead.

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    Post  kvs Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:00 am

    The spreading of the Putin billions propaganda is designed to divert attention from the billions that western leaders and deciders
    swim in. Putin is a pauper by western wealth metrics. That is what makes him a great leader and not a corrupt maggot.

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    Post  nomadski Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:00 am

    British politics is corrupt. Interests of the ruling Liberal  elite dominate the agenda. There are no real freedoms. Those not already part of the system, are bribed or coerced into submission. By the use of illegal tactics. The law recently sanctioned illegal activity by the security services against " criminals and terrorists". But there is no oversight on these groups. Pressure can be brought on  political "undesirables" that Include use of " minor" violence or worse.

    The British security services also work with other extremist security services and elements in the world. In identification of political opponents. And arranging for renditions or illegal extradition. This includes the Iranian ones.

    I should know. I have been the target of harassment by them. Including recently letters that are sent that describe the health of my family in Iran ! And " encourage" my return ! A well known tactic. The question is only , how far the Iranians or British are involved together...... Liberals of the Mullah variety are no different to the Liberals of the suit wearing variety......

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-54274605



    Now how do you like them apples......?
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    Post  Sujoy Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:35 am

    Britain, whose leaders love nothing more than to deliver pompous lectures on the need for democracy and human rights, backs most of the world’s repressive regimes, new analysis shows

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-03-11-britain-backs-most-of-the-worlds-repressive-regimes-new-analysis-shows/

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    Post  Kiko Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:30 pm

    Britain’s ‘Special’ Relationship, by Finian Cunningham for Sputniknews. 10.06.2021

    Britain’s much-vaunted special relationship with the United States got a clunking reality-check with the arrival of President Joe Biden for the G7 summit.

    Biden told Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, to stop messing around with the European Union over Brexit negotiations concerning Northern Ireland. According to reports, Biden ordered a severe diplomatic rebuke to Johnson not to jeopardize peace in Ireland from British wrangling about customs controls.

    That’s pretty sobering for the “junior partner”. It totally deflates British delusions of grandeur and shows Johnson and his ilk to be nothing but lackeys to the Americans who call the shots.

    Since the Second World War, we constantly hear about this American-British “special” alliance as if it is somehow a hallowed global force for good. We hear about “our shared values” and other platitudes.

    Well, it is special alright. Britain serves as Uncle Sam’s flunky. The Brits provide political, diplomatic and sometimes military cover for American wars of aggression around the world.

    The Americans indulge the Brits by smiling and shaking hands for photo-ops like we will see at the G7 summit this week, and by also swooning for the cameras about a “special relationship”. But that term of condescending endearment does not mean parity between the two.

    The exemplar of reality was perhaps best seen during the GW Bush administration and Tony Blair’s premiership. The Americans wanted to go to war against Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s, not to avenge 9/11, but to impose “full-spectrum dominance” of US imperialism following the Cold War era. And Tony Blair, with typical British flair for moralizing and affecting civility, gave Washington the moral and seeming legal pretext for launching criminal wars.

    For the Americans, that’s what is really special about the Brits. They are dutiful lapdogs that perform an invaluable service of providing gravitas and propaganda to excuse what are otherwise heinous crimes under international law.

    The Americans have indisputable military muscle, but the British have an inimitable knack for conniving wordplay and duplicity.

    The first British bearer of the special relationship was Winston Churchill who coined the Atlantic Charter with Franklin Roosevelt in 1941 during the Second World War. When that war was won largely by the sacrifices of the Soviet Union, it was Churchill who crucially conceptualized the Cold War that the Anglo-American capitalist powers demanded in order to isolate Moscow. Churchill delivered his rousing Iron Curtain speech in the United States in 1946 before an admiring President Harry Truman. That speech can be seen as the beginning of the Cold War which was really just a curtain to conceal American imperialist plunder in every continent.

    The current British leader Boris Johnson, who likes to emulate Churchill, seems to have got above his station with delusions of grandeur.

    Johnson is reportedly not happy about the term “special relationship” because he feels that overusing the phrase implies that Britain is “needy and weak” and overly dependent on Uncle Sam.

    This British prime minister was the main architect behind Britain’s Brexit from the European Union. In his hubristic mind, Johnson believes that “Great Britain” (as if that name wasn’t enough!) is now set to become “Global Britain”. He thinks he’s leading Buccaneering Britain to rule the waves again as if it was the 19th century when the British empire pilfered a fifth of the world’s landmass.

    Hence his government is sending aircraft carrier battle groups to the South China Sea and declaring warnings to Russia and China over alleged malign conduct. This is while British society is crumbling from poverty and decay.

    In the arrogance of Johnson and many others in the British political class, the “special relationship” with the US should mean the two are equals.

    But the reality is Britain is a mere flunky – albeit a useful flunky – of the US. It has always been needy and weak as far as Uncle Sam is concerned. If it weren’t for the Americans intervening to bail them out financially and militarily, the Brits would have been defeated in World War I and II.

    Joe Biden is not someone to look up to as a leader. None of the US presidents are, except for maybe John F Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. They are all imperialist warmongers.

    Nevertheless, Biden’s Irish sympathies have been rankled by Johnson and Britain’s backsliding on Brexit which is stoking dangerous tensions in Ireland over a historic dispute border.

    The amusing – and enlightening – upshot from that is Biden showing in a very embarrassing way just who the boss is in the relationship between the US and Britain. Johnson has been told in no uncertain terms by the Americans to stop acting the cad and start implementing what he signed up to with Europe. That is what’s special.

    https://sputniknews.com/columnists/202106101083118262-britains-special-relationship/
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    Post  kvs Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:40 pm



    Discussion of the article subject in the previous post.

    The UK is America's bitch. Its anti-Russian hate yap is grotesque and obscene. Russia is not any sort of threat to the UK and
    clearly the UK is not a global empire where its interests even overlap and conflict with Russia. It is a deluded "empire by proxy"
    via the USA. But the USA does not have all the best interests of the UK at heart.

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    Post  George1 Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:34 am

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    Post  George1 Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:25 pm

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    Post  Godric Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:12 am

    The UK is finished it has 18 months at most before Scotland leaves ... contrary to belief neither London nor Boris Johnson can force Scotland to remain part of the UK, unlike Spain where there is 1 signatory to the Spanish union their is 2 signatories to the UK Scotland and England and the union/UK is a union of consent and the Welsh Labour party are making loud noises that if Scotland leaves the UK they will hold a referendum in Wales within the year and N Ireland without the UK's existence the only other option is Irish re unification.

    Here's where it gets a big problem for London ... Scotland is the 2nd largest country of the UK with 32% of the land mass London will need Scotland's support to remain in the UN permanent security council (like Ukraine did for Russia after the collapse of the USSR) if London plays funny burgers during the negotiations during the break up Scotland will not support London/England's claim then there is the small matter of where the former UK's nuclear weapons go and Scottish taxpayers contribute £4 billion per annuum of UK's defence spending or £120 billion over 30 years and if both Wales and N Ireland also leaves as expected that cut becomes £8 billion or £240 billion over 30 years so you are talking about a very diminished London/England in the next 2 years time


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