Jul 24


22.06.2015

Ex-MP George Galloway on his running to be London mayor.

Recorded from RT HD, In The Now, 22 June 2015.

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Jul 09

‘Daylight robbery!’ Uber screws Londoners with 300% Tube-strike price hike (VIDEO) (RT, July 9, 2015):

Taxi firm Uber has been accused of ‘robbery’ after the company tripled its prices to cash in on the traffic chaos caused by the biggest London Underground strike in 13 years.

Uber users tweeted their anger at the online taxi company, expressing outrage as taxi fares rose by up to 300 percent at a time when thousands of Londoners were struggling to get to work.

Demand is off the charts! Fares have increased to get more Ubers on the road,” the app stated.

Continue reading »

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Jun 12

House prices plummeting in London's most expensive boroughs

House prices plummeting in London’s most expensive boroughs, but going up in the suburbs (Independent, June 12, 2015)

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Jun 05

George Galloway and Max Keiser

‘If I’m London mayor, Max Keiser will be economic advisor’ – George Galloway (RT, June 5, 2015):

London mayoral candidate George Galloway says he would appoint radical financial commentator and RT presenter Max Keiser to be his economic advisor if he is elected to City Hall in next year’s election.

Galloway revealed the planned appointment on Twitter, adding that “Mr Banker” should take note.

Galloway, the former Respect party MP for Bradford West, will take part in the May 5, 2016, mayoral election where incumbent Boris Johnson will not be standing, as he was elected an MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the UK general election. Two-time Mayor Johnson is widely expected to receive a portfolio in the Conservative Cabinet after he steps down as mayor.

Keiser, an American citizen who lives in London, said he and Galloway had been discussing the possibility for “several years,” claiming he could bring “unparalleled experience and expertise to this job.” Continue reading »

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May 14

 –    London Housing Bubble Watch: $630/Month For A Bed “In” A Shared Kitchen! (ZeroHedge, May 13, 2015):

You know it’s a bubble when… A listing has appeared online advertising a single bed in a house in London where the mattress is located in the kitchen.

 

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Apr 30

Related article:

Homelessness In London Soars By 79% Since 2010


Over 50,000 families shipped out of London in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents

Over 50,000 families shipped out of London in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents (Independent, April 29, 2015):

Exclusive: Councils are currently moving homeless mothers and children out of their boroughs at a rate of close to 500 families a week

More than 50,000 families have been silently shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years, an investigation by The Independent can reveal.

Leaked documents obtained by this newspaper expose the true scale of the “social cleansing” taking place across the capital as a result of welfare cuts and soaring rents. The figures show an unprecedented number of families who cannot afford to find homes in their local area being uprooted from their neighbourhoods and dumped further and further away from the capital, cut off from their relatives and support networks. Continue reading »

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Mar 31

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Mar 13

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Mar 09

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J44Nv1… On the 7th of July 2005 London was hit by a series of explosions. You probably think you know what happened that day. But you don’t. The police have, from the onset of their investigation, chosen to withhold from the public almost every bit of evidence they claim to have and have provably lied about several aspects of the London Bombings. The mainstream news has willfully spread false, unsubstantiated and unverifiable information, while choosing to completely ignore the numerous inconsistencies and discrepancies in the official story. The government has finally, after a year, presented us with their official ‘narrative’ concerning the event.

Within hours it was shown to contain numerous errors, a fact since admitted by the Home Secretary John Reid. They have continuously rejected calls for a full, independent public inquiry. Tony Blair himself described such an inquiry as a ‘ludicrous diversion’. What don’t they want us to find out? Continue reading »

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Feb 16


15.02.2015

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Several protesters were arrested at Parliament Square, London, on Saturday during a peaceful demonstration organised by the activist group Occupy Democracy.

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Feb 02

varou arrives_0

Mr. Varoufakis Arrives In London (ZeroHedge, Feb 2, 2015):

The new Greek PM has a thing against ties; The new Greek finmin, on the other hand, has a thing for boots and barbour jackets as seen in this series of photos of him arriving from Paris (where he secured French support for the Greek debt “renegotiation“) for a meeting with UK chancellor George Osborne.

Spot the suit:

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Aug 26

London Mayor’s Stunning Proposal: “Terrorist Until Proven Innocent” (ZeroHedge, Aug 25, 2014):

With all of England on edge because the ISIS executioner of James Foley, known as “Jihadi John” sported a British accent, and who may or may not have been identified as Abdel-Majed Bary, although UK government sources have not yet officially revealed his identity, one person has decided it is time to not waste yet another crisis. The person: London mayor Boris Johnson who as the Guardian reports, has called for the presumption of innocence to be reversed in cases where Britons travel to Iraq or Syria and said he wants the jihadist who beheaded an American journalist to be killed in a bomb attack. If Johnson’s proposal for a “swift and minor” law change passes, any Brit traveling to Iraq or Syria will automatically be branded a terrorist and suffer the appropriate consequences.

More on this stunning attempt to overhaul the most basic right of law: Continue reading »

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Aug 11

Watch from 1:30 into the video.



Apr 13, 2013

Slip of the tongue at 2:05

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Jul 03

FLASHBACK.

I thought this deserves to be reposted.

A MUST-SEE!!!

(This should be shown to all those sheeple that still believe that there could not possibly be a conspiracy by a power elite.)



YouTube

Synopsis:

Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious mysticism, new physics, music, astronomy, and world history.

Exploring key monuments and their positions in Egypt, Stonehenge, Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco brings to light a secret obsession shared by pharaohs, philosophers and kings; templars and freemasons; great artists and architects; popes and presidents, spanning the whole of recorded history up to the present time.

As the series of videos reveals how profound ancient knowledge inherited from Egypt has been encoded in units of measurement, in famous works of art, in the design of major buildings, in the layout of city streets and public spaces, and in the precise placement of obelisks and other important monuments upon the Earth, the viewer is led to perceive an elegant harmonic system linking the human body with the architectural, urban, planetary, solar, and galactic scales.

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Jun 17

London’s Whopping 18.7% Home Price Surge Means UK’s Housing Bubble Slams China’s (ZeroHedge, June 17, 2014):

A month ago, using the latest UK housing data from Rightmove, we asked a simple question: whose housing bubble is bigger: China’s, or the place where increasingly more of China’s $25 trillion in bank assets are being parked: the UK (specifically London). Using then available data, the answer was still a toss-up, even if the divergence in directions was quite clear.

Earlier today, we finally got the official data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, and we politely retract our question, as rhetorical as it may have been. The reason: there is no contest – the UK’s housing bubble has officially slammed China’s, and the result is nothing short of a knock out.

From the FT: Continue reading »

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Jun 11

Arrogant & reckless’: London mayor buys England’s first water cannons(RT, June 11, 2014):

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced the purchase of first water cannons for the Metropolitan Police. The move triggered uproar in the UK as deployment of the cannons has not been authorized and reportedly 98 percent of Britons are against their use.

Johnson’s decision to give the go-ahead for the purchase of three secondhand water cannons has prompted accusations of arrogance and recklessness as their use has not yet been sanctioned on the UK mainland. Metropolitan Police have submitted an application to the Home Office asking for authorization. Continue reading »

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May 29

London’s Dirty Secret: Pollution Worse Than Beijing’s (Bloomberg, May 27, 2014):

London has a dirty secret.

Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide at a city-center monitoring station are the highest in Europe. Concentrations are greater even than in Beijing, where expatriates have dubbed the city’s smog the “airpocalypse.”

It’s the law of unintended consequences at work. European Union efforts to fight climate change favored diesel fuel over gasoline because it emits less carbon dioxide, or CO2. However, diesel’s contaminants have swamped benefits from measures that include a toll drivers pay to enter central London, a thriving bike-hire program and growing public-transport network. Continue reading »

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Mar 05

Boris Johnson: Children at risk of radicalisation should be in care (BBC News, March 3, 2014):

Muslim children who risk radicalisation by their parents should be taken into care, Boris Johnson has said.

Writing in his weekly Daily Telegraph column, the London mayor said such children were victims of child abuse.

Mr Johnson said they should be removed from their families to stop them being turned into “potential killers or suicide bombers”.

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Feb 16

Foreigners Bought Half Of All London Homes Selling For Over £1 Million (ZeroHedge, Feb 16, 2014):

Actually, according to the first detailed estimate of international purchase activity in London by Knight Frank, the percentage of all central London homes that sold for more than 1 million pounds to foreigners in the 12 months through June 2013, was 49% to be exact. And as we showed yesterday when we put China’s loan creation in the context of US and Japanese QE, keeping in mind the use of proceeds of all this newly created inside money has to ultimately go somewhere – that somewhere in this case being London and other global luxury real estate, said percentage is only going to get higher. Especially when one adds Russian, the middle east and other various regions whose oligarchs are desperate to park their money in “safe” havens.

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Some other findings from the Knight Frank report: Continue reading »

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Feb 11

Thames-flood

More photos here:

Swamped by the Thames: Shocking aerial images show wide-scale flooding of commuter belt homes as forecasters warn hundreds more will suffer same fate within days (Daily Mail)

In other news:

Floods: Hundreds evacuated and thousands more at risk (BBC News)

River Thames Bursts Banks, Flooding Homes Near London (Wall Street Journal)

Britain’s flood crisis deepens, Thames bursts banks (Sydney Morning Herald)

UK Towns Face More Floods as Costs Seen at $1.6 Billion (Businessweek)

Flood-Battered Britain on Course for Wettest Winter in 250 Years (NBC News)

British Politicians Blame One Another for Regional Flooding (New York Times)

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