“From Europhiles to Eurosceptics” – the British are amazed at the sharp change in the position of the ex-negotiator on Brexit

French domestic policy has unexpectedly raised a buzz in Britain. The reason for this was the former Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: he used to be adamant about the new British nationalism and the desire of London to regain control of the borders, and now called for a few years to stop immigration in France and strengthen the Schengen borders. The British considered this idea absurd, harmful and impudent, says the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.


The British are amazed by the actions of Michel Barnier, writes the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.

Domestic policy of France does not often cause excitement in the UK, the newspaper notes. However, former EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier managed to provoke him. Barnier’s sudden demand to stop the admission of migrants from countries outside the EU for a period of three to five years and at the same time to strengthen the external borders of Schengen has caused delight among supporters of Brexit and criticism and surprise from those who advocated staying in the EU.

Right-wing populist Nigel Farage mockingly remarked: “The hero of Europhiles has become a Eurosceptic.” Tory MP Michael Fabrikant contrasted Barnier with the virtues of Boris Johnson: “While liberal Britain recognizes the value of immigration through a new quota system, France is threatening to close its borders, in part because of a complete failure to integrate its migrants.”

During the Brexit years, supporters of leaving the EU saw Barnier as an unwavering critic of the new British nationalism. Most of the supporters of staying in Europe, in turn, saw in him the voice of reason. Now John Springford of the EU-friendly Center for European Reforms calls the Barnier initiative “Absurd and incredibly harmful.”

While left-wing liberal newspapers were extremely restrained in reporting, if any, about political change in the minds of the French, the Brexit-backing media did not hesitate to comment, the German newspaper said.

So, the British newspaper Daily Mail counted “Insolence” the fact that Barnier used to constantly criticize London’s desire to regain control of the borders, and now “Cheerfully suggests the same.” However, if he thereby nevertheless admits, “That Brussels is not always right”, that is “A wonderful change in thinking” noted the edition.

Another British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, drew attention to a more serious point. According to her, the conflict with the EU, which ultimately resulted in Britain’s withdrawal from the European bloc of states, could have been prevented if an influential European politician had earlier declared his new convictions in the EU.

About “Irony” Financial Times columnist Gideon Rechman, critical of Brexit, also said: “If the EU had allowed much softer restrictions on freedom of movement, it probably would never have come to Brexit.”


Prince Harry told the reason why he decided to go to the United States

Prince Harry told the reason why he decided to go to America.

Prince Harry of England assures that having moved his residence from the United Kingdom to California, in the United States, allows him to “lift his head” and really feel “different … you can walk feeling a little freer”, assured.

“I can carry Archie (his son) on the back of my bike… I would never have had the opportunity to do that” in the UK. He specified during a conversation with actor Dax Shepard, host of the “Armchair Expert” podcast.

In these statements, the Duke of Sussex spoke about the extent to which he and his wife, Meghan Markle, tried to keep their relationship a secret when it began.

He also talked about how he felt when he became the center of media attention and his new life in the United States.

He admits that he felt how he went “crazy” in his early twenties, when he was seen frequently at parties. All this while struggling with the responsibilities of being a member of the British royal family.

“I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what he did to my mother,” Enrique thought at the time, as he confessed to Shepard.

He also spoke about the media in the UK and his treatment of them.

“It’s a cross between ‘the Truman show’ and being in a zoo,” he said, referring to the famous 1998 Jim Carrey movie.

Prince Harry told the reason why he decided to go to the United States

Prince Henry reiterated that the situation has improved for him and his family since they moved to California.

Last February it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not be returning as active members of the British royal family, after retiring from their royal duties last year.

“Living here now I can lift my head and I really feel different … you can walk feeling a little freer,” he reiterated.

Prince Harry told the reason why he decided to go to America.


A tragic accident shakes Britain … 29 men assaulted a minor

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Newspaper reported "Daily Mail" The British woman, 13 years old, was subjected to sexual exploitation for continuous 7 years at the hands of 29 men.

The majority of the alleged crimes occurred in Calderdale, and some were said to have occurred in the Bradford area.

Investigations conducted by the British police revealed that these events occurred during the period between 2003 and 2010, while the girl was between 13 and 20 years old.

It also highlighted that the ages of the accused men ranged between 35 and 65 years.

The British newspaper stated that the accused will be brought before the Bradford Court of First Instance on 7 and 9 July.

Eight suspects who were arrested during the investigation period were released without charges.


The British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported that the girl (13 years old) was subjected to sexual exploitation for 7 years continuously by 29 men.

The majority of the alleged crimes occurred in Calderdale, and some were said to have occurred in the Bradford area.

Investigations conducted by the British police revealed that these events occurred during the period between 2003 and 2010, while the girl was between 13 and 20 years old.

It also highlighted that the ages of the accused men ranged between 35 and 65 years.

The British newspaper stated that the accused will be brought before the Bradford Court of First Instance on 7 and 9 July.

Eight suspects who were arrested during the investigation period were released without charges.


Russian sanctions against the EU: who made the list

In response to EU sanctions, Russia has blacklisted a number of European officials.

According to the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the head of the European Parliament David Maria Sassoli and seven other people got into it.

Who was included in the sanctions list of the Russian Federation:

  • the President of the European Parliament David Maria Sassoli;
  • the head of the prosecutor’s office in Berlin, Jörg Raupach;
  • Vera Yurova, Deputy Chairperson of the European Commission for Values ​​and Transparency;
  • Osa Scott, head of the laboratory for chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear safety at the Swedish Total Defense Research Institute;
  • Jacques Maire, member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;
  • Ivars Abolins, Chairman of the Latvian National Council for Electronic Media;
  • Director of the Center for the State Language of Latvia, Maris Baltins;
  • head of the Estonian language department Ilmar Tomusk.

They were barred from entering the territory of Russia.

Sanctions against Russia

In March 2021, the EU imposed sanctions against Russia.

The reason is violation of human rights.

More about sanctions against the Russian Federation read on ICTV Facts.

A source: MID RF, Leonid Volkov



US, Britain and Turkey turn Zelenskiy into radical Nazi for war with Russia – Potemkin / News

In Ukraine, confrontations on nationalist grounds erupted with renewed vigor. The recent march of supporters of the SS “Galicia” in Kiev, demonstrative zigging on cameras, renaming the stadium in Ternopil in honor of the executioner Shukhevych – all this happens with the actual direct approval of the current government and specifically President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Blogger Alexander Potemkin wrote about this on Facebook.

“Unambiguously, on its own, Bankovaia would not have encouraged the actions of nationalists, especially after the riots near the walls of the President’s Office. This means that this is happening with the support of a third party that stands behind Zelensky and Co. Who could it be? The answer is obvious: Washington. It is the United States that benefits from fanning new conflicts on nationalist grounds. For what – is also a very obvious answer. In order for the degree of tension with Russia not only not to decrease, but also vice versa, to rise almost to the declaration of open war, and this became the reason for the introduction of new sanctions, ” – Potemkin wrote.

“The United States is directly involved in educating generations of Ukrainians who will think that the OUN-UPA is a force of good, and the Red Army is evil, that May 9 is a wrong holiday and it is a shame to celebrate it, and May 8 is the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation ” and this is good. Only now they do not explain with whom reconciliation? With the Nazi executioners, who are guilty of the executions of civilians? Let Zelensky answer the German ambassador, which condemned the holding of the SS “Galicia” march in Kiev. But, the grant-eating media like “Ukrainian Truth” in their “news” about the march shyly forgot to add about the “SS”, just a march in honor of the “Galicia” division. Who gives grants to “Ukrainian Truth”, which was marked by such propaganda? Soros funds “, – he noted.

According to the blogger, the United States and its satellites in Europe – Britain have a specific goal: to turn our country into a hotbed of military instability in Europe. On the nose – the completion of the construction of “Nord Stream 2”, which will create the most important energy alliance between Russia and Germany. This factor cannot but worry London and Washington

“And Zelenskiy, in his feverish attempts to get more support from the United States, seems to be ready to sacrifice the country. After all, how else to explain the fact that Bankova did not say a word in response to the ridge of nationalists in the capital? That a whole avenue was named after one of the bloodiest executioners of the last century – Stepan Bandera? The fact that the local authorities of Ternopil named the stadium in the city after Bandera’s henchman – Shukhevych? Even Poland and Israel publicly condemned the actions of the local bureaucrats in Ternopil. But not Zelensky. Because he is just a puppet that Washington is pulling by the strings. And therefore, if the United States and Britain need an urgent escalation of the conflict with Russia in order to urgently intervene, provide ‘assistance’ and impose new sanctions against our northern neighbor – I am sure Zelensky will dare to take such a step. “ – stressed Potemkin.


The over 70 sex campaign in the UK

– Credit: Relate, Rankin


April 29, 2021

of Michela Cannovale

To counter the taboo that after a certain age you can no longer have sex

Is called “Let’s Talk The Joy of Later Life Sex” and it is a campaign that comes from the idea of ​​the association Relate, a UK company providing support and advice to the relationships of UK individuals or couples.

The goal is to breaking taboos that revolve around the sexual life of those over 70 years of age – a commonplace, according to which “the elderly should not, could not and would not like to have sex and be intimate”, explained the promoters of the initiative – and to promote so the importance of intimacy even among older adults.

Data in handin fact, only two thirds of over 65s (67%) say that sex and intimacy for their age group are rarely (43%) or never (24%) represented in the media – just the opposite of what it happens for young people between 18 and 24 years old.

To quote these numbers is the same Relate, which also points out that only a fifth of Britons believe society is ready to discuss and show off the sex of over 60s.

But what does the campaign consist of? Photos, photos, lots of photos on the sexual life, in fact, of those over 70 years old. The protagonists of the images, specifically, are five couples and a woman. The photographer is the author of the shots Rankin, whose posters have been covering the streets and bus stops of London since 25 April.


British Prime Minister faces the risk of being suspended from Parliament

Tuesday 27th April 2021 | 22:15

International media reports revealed that the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is facing the risk of suspending his membership in the British House of Commons, due to a controversy surrounding the financing of his apartment near the headquarters of the British government.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, Johnson faces the risk of suspending his membership in the House of Commons if it is discovered that he has not registered an amount of 60 thousand pounds from the Conservative Party to renew his apartment.

The newspaper pointed out that the British House of Commons has already informed Johnson that he faces serious punishment after a report dating back two years ago condemned his repeated violations of parliamentary laws.

Conservative leaders are believed to have secretly approved a sum of £ 58,000 to the Cabinet Office last July to cover the business, twice the annual sum of £ 30,000.

Although the British government announced that Johnson had financed his apartment himself, it did not deny media reports alleging that Johnson had taken out a loan from a Conservative party donor to pay for his apartment decor.

The accusations come against a backdrop of Johnson being criticized by the House of Commons oversight body for repeatedly failing to publicize his financial interests.

For his part, Cabinet Secretary Simon Case told MPs that he was not “directly” involved in the renovation work, but he would examine the issue.

Johnson’s former advisor, Dominic Cummings, had claimed that the prime minister once planned to get donors to “covertly” pay for the renovation work.

The opposition Labor Party has called on the Electoral Commission, which regulates political donations in the United Kingdom, to open a formal investigation.

The commission said it was talking to the Conservative Party about whether spending on the apartment fell within its purview.

When he appeared before the House of Commons on Monday, Case said the renewal review would look at “how the costs were paid.”

When asked repeatedly if he was aware of whether private donations covered any of the costs, he said that he “was not directly involved in it.”


NBC – while US pledges aid, India sets world record for cases

For the fourth day in a row, India has beaten the world record for the number of new cases of COVID-19 infection per day, writes NBC. Against this background, the United States has pledged to provide New Delhi with urgent medical assistance. Britain and the European Union have also announced that they will help the Indian authorities fight the coronavirus crisis.

This evening, the world is responding to the coronavirus crisis that is raging in India. The United States promises immediate medical attention, including medications, COVID-19 rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, personal protective equipment, oxygen supplies, and ingredients to make vaccines.

So far, only 1.5 percent of India’s population has been fully vaccinated.

President (USA Joe Biden. – InoTV) posted the following tweet this evening: “We are committed to helping India through difficult times».

However, help could not arrive in time. For the fourth day in a row, India is breaking the world record for the number of new cases of COVID-19 per day – almost 350 thousand cases per Sunday.

The aggressive variant, which arose as a result of the mutation, turned out to be beyond the strength of the country suffering from an underfunded medical system. Hospitals refuse to admit patients due to lack of oxygen, drugs and beds.

SHRUTI RAJAGOPALAN, Senior Researcher Mercatus Center: To save lives here and now, Indian hospitals are desperate for oxygen, ventilators and even some drugs. The USA has all this in stock right now..

The World Health Organization is calling on richer countries to step up.

TEDROS ADKHANOM GEBREYESUS, Head of WHO: The solution is simple: we need countries and companies that control resources and can save lives to share.

The Indians are now calling on the US to provide them with 40 million unused doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is still not approved for use in the United States. In addition, they want the United States to lift export restrictions on supply to Indian vaccine manufacturers, which already make most of the world’s volume of these drugs.

SRUTI RAJAGOPALAN: It is in America’s best interest to do so, as the unvaccinated population will spread new mutations and variants that will ultimately pose a threat to American citizens and American companies.

A pro-India policy can bring America to the fore.

KATE SNOW, MC NBC News: Matt, how are other countries besides the US helping?

MATT BRADLEY, Correspondent NBC News: Britain sends nine loaded planes. The European Union today announced that they will also send aid. Kate.

Air date April 26, 2021.


Great Britain provokes war with Russia

21 April 2021   By: Finian Cunningham

Islam Times – The United States last week refused to send two warships to the Black Sea after Russia warned of the possibility of a conflict at sea. However, a few days later, Britain is reportedly intervening with plans to send its warships there. Thinking of Reservoir Dogs and the British * (see note), the proposed British military intervention is a reckless provocation in a situation that is already spiraling out of control.

In a seven-year civil war in Ukraine, violence has erupted between the NATO-backed Kiev regime and ethnic Russians in eastern Donbas; Russia has mobilized its army for exercises, the US and the European Union are expelling Russian diplomats, Russia is responding in a mirror-like manner.

Then, according to media reports, the British are announcing that they will send warships to the Black Sea in the coming weeks to “protect” Ukraine from alleged Russian aggression.

Moscow announced that, as part of protective measures, it is going to close parts of the Black Sea in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation for foreign ships. This includes the waters around the Crimean Peninsula, which joined the Russian Federation following a referendum in March 2014.

Since the United States, Britain and the EU refuse to recognize Crimea as the legal territory of the Russian Federation – always referring to it as the “annexed” territory of Ukraine by Russia – it is possible that British warships will try to ignore Moscow’s naval restrictions in the Black Sea. If an invasion occurs, it could trigger a military confrontation between Russia and the UK, a NATO member. In this case, all predictions are meaningless, anything is possible, including a war between the nuclear powers.

This madness is reminiscent of the famous attack by a light cavalry brigade, when a British cavalry unit was completely destroyed during the Crimean War of 1853-56 with Russia.

It is highlighted by the social crisis unfolding in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people lost their jobs, the economy collapsed, and the health care system was overwhelmed by overworking and underpaid medical staff. Mischievous Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his dastardly Tory government, known for its corruption and nepotism, are planning to cut £ 30bn ($ 40bn) from the National Health Service budget.

And in the midst of this social catastrophe, British rulers give priority attention to sending warships “to confront” the Russian Federation in the Black Sea. Their criminal recklessness is striking. Of course, part of the logic is to divert public discontent with an overseas adventure, a tried-and-true method used by British imperialism for centuries.

But there is also an attempt by the British elite to raise the profile of “Global Britain” in the Brexit era. That is, in order to renew the image of Great Britain as a world power, it is necessary to conjure up the illusion of “Rule Britain! Rule the waves! ” To whet British national pride and tout the UK as a relevant global player, there is nothing better than a little bragging and saber-rattling.

Corrupt and incompetent British rulers use the conflict in Ukraine and tensions with Russia as a vain opportunity to project British “greatness.”

In a recent foreign policy review, the British government called Russia a “critical threat.” And made all sorts of bravura statements about the “containment” of Russian “hostility”. Moscow called the British descriptions baseless and demonizing slander.

The UK has already sent naval forces to “support” the Kiev regime and recently deployed SAS special forces to support the Ukrainian army in its fight against ethnic Russians defending their Donbas territory.

Also, an example of dirty British tricks is the fact that the latest statements by the Czech Republic about the malicious actions of the Russian Federation were triggered by an investigation of the allegedly private media group Bellingcat. But Bellingcat (or, more accurately, “Smellingrat” **) is the cover for the British military intelligence MI6. The British claim the alleged Russian operatives were the same people who were allegedly involved in the 2018 poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England.

Bare accusations against Russia, which Moscow condemned as “dirty falsification”, led to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic and calls for further expulsions from the European Union. The sanctions against diplomats are provoking an increase in tensions in a situation that is already tense around Ukraine.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “The UK fully supports our Czech allies who have shown how far the GRU will go [российская военная разведка] in their attempts to conduct dangerous and malicious operations – and have brought to light a disturbing picture of her dangerous behavior in the aftermath of the Salisbury attack. ”

The British have long been masters of the black arts of disinformation and psychological warfare. Undoubtedly, the British ruling class sees a suitable way to advance British interests in today’s difficult economic climate – especially after Brexit and amid the raging pandemic – by portraying itself as a “defender of democracy” from “evil Russia.”

It’s a cynical, immoral game that the British establishment knows a lot about. But their cynicism – as seen in the provocation of two world wars – is again endangering global security and peace.

* “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” – a hint of the words of Noel Coward’s song “only mad dogs and the English walk in the scorching midday sun”

** “Smellingrat” can be translated as “stinky rat / nit” (as opposed to “Bellingcat” – brave cat “)


Movement of troops to the Ukrainian border

Royal Navy warships will set sail for the Black Sea next month.

Britain will send warships to the Black Sea / photo royalnavy.mod.uk

British warships will head for the Black Sea, due to the concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border.

Read also15 Russian warships entered the Black Sea

This is reported by the edition The Sunday Times.

Royal Navy warships will reportedly set sail for the Black Sea next month as tensions between Ukrainian and Russian forces continue to escalate.

“The withdrawal of ships to the shores of Ukraine is intended to demonstrate solidarity with Kiev and NATO allies in the region after President Biden last week decided to cancel the deployment of two US warships in the Black Sea due to fears of an escalation of the crisis,” the statement said.

Reportedly, the Type 45 destroyer, armed with anti-aircraft missiles, and the Type 23 anti-submarine frigate will separate from the British Navy carrier group in the Mediterranean Sea and head through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea.

Pulling Russian troops to the borders with Ukraine

  • At the beginning of March, Russia concentrated 28 battalion tactical groups along the state border of Ukraine and in the temporarily occupied territories and, under the guise of preparing for exercises, plans to pull up to 25 battalion tactical groups, which poses a threat to the military security of our state.
  • According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders are reinforcing advanced units with reconnaissance groups and sniper pairs, and are training personnel with the involvement of instructors from the Russian Armed Forces. Also, the Russian occupation forces are keeping alert artillery units ready for use in certain areas, in particular in settlements in the occupied territory of Ukraine.
  • On March 31, The New York Times wrote that Russia is pulling 4,000 troops to the border with Ukraine.
  • US Command Europe has increased its alert status to the highest level. The Pentagon said it was concerned about the escalation of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.
  • On April 8, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak said that the situation is under control, and the Ukrainian military is ready to respond both to the aggravation of the situation in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and along the entire Ukrainian-Russian border.
  • On April 14, Defense Minister Andrei Taran said that the number of Russian troops near the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine could grow to 110,000 personnel.

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Ekaterina Limanskaya

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