Friday, January 15, 2021

MixedTimes - Victoria Friedman

UK Police Hand Out Almost 45,000 Covid Fines

UK Police Hand Out Almost 45,000 Covid Fines

The home secretary and a senior police officer have revealed that forces across the UK have handed out 45,000 fines for alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown laws.

Farage: There Won’t Be a European Union in Ten Years' Time

Farage: There Won’t Be a European Union in Ten Years' Time

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has said that the UK has "set the standard" for nations gaining independence from the European Union, predicting that with the current divides on the continent between east and west and north and south, the bloc will not even exist in ten years.

'The People's Revolution Has Won,' Says Farage

'The People's Revolution Has Won,' Says Farage

Brexit leader Nigel Farage celebrated the UK finally leaving the EU's institutions, saying that the historic moment only happened because the people rebelled against the establishment and that now, leavers "own the status quo".

Farage Says Brexit Wars Are over, But There Are Still Battles Left to Fight

Farage Says Brexit Wars Are over, But There Are Still Battles Left to Fight

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has hailed the passing of the EU trade deal in parliament as"significant moment in our island story", but says that while the Brexit Wars are over, there are still some battles left to fight, including stopping illegal aliens arriving via the English Channel and getting European supertrawlers out of British waters.

'This Is What a Police State Looks Like': 2020 Britain's COVID Cops

'This Is What a Police State Looks Like': 2020 Britain's COVID Cops

Stalking dog walkers, fines for unauthorised car journeys, telling Britons to snitch on their neighbours, and arresting protesters at Britain's sacred space for free speech are just some examples of British policing during 2020, the year of the Chinese virus.

Farage: Deal Might Not Be Perfect, But We've Made the Break, the Brexit Wars Are Over

Farage: Deal Might Not Be Perfect, But We've Made the Break, the Brexit Wars Are Over

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has advised exercising caution after the announcement that Boris Johnson and the EU had made an 11th-hour post-Brexit trade deal, until the details of the agreement are revealed, butsaid that today was nevertheless significant, and a "tribute to the ordinary men and women who stood up against the Westminster establishment — and won".

NHS Gets Political, Chiefs Call for Brexit Delay Because of Coronavirus

NHS Gets Political, Chiefs Call for Brexit Delay Because of Coronavirus

Leaders of the British universal healthcare provider the National Health Service have told Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend the transition period -- delaying the UK's exit from EU institutions -- because leaving in the New Year would push the allegedly coronavirus-hit NHS "over the edge".

Brexiteers Threaten to Veto Any Brexit-in-Name-Only Deal

Brexiteers Threaten to Veto Any Brexit-in-Name-Only Deal

Around 30 Brexiteer Conservative MPs could vote against or abstain over Boris Johnson's trade deal with the European Union, if the prime minister agrees to a soft Brexit, or 'Brexit In Name Only'.

UK Police Will Fine Britons Leaving Tier 4 Without Excuse

UK Police Will Fine Britons Leaving Tier 4 Without Excuse

TheNational Police Chiefs’ Council has said that it will instruct forces to fine people trying to leave Tier 4 areas of England; however, the Police Federation has said officers have no power to stop travellers to check if they are making "unlawful" Christmas visits.

WHO Tells Europeans to Wear Masks at Family Christmas Parties

WHO Tells Europeans to Wear Masks at Family Christmas Parties

The World Health Organization (WHO) has told Europeans they should wear masks when meeting friends and family over the Christmas period, after previously recommending having a picnic in the park on December 25th to stop the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.

Could Take Until 2022 to Vaccinate UK, Cost 11.7bn, Say Govt Auditors

Could Take Until 2022 to Vaccinate UK, Cost 11.7bn, Say Govt Auditors

Estimations of how long it could take to vaccinate the entire United Kingdom against the Chinese coronavirus keep getting longer, after the National Audit Office said that even by the end of 2021, only half of the population would be covered.

Farage Brands Welsh Leader a ‘Maniac’ for Blaming Public for Coronavirus

Farage Brands Welsh Leader a ‘Maniac’ for Blaming Public for Coronavirus

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has called Wales's left-wing first minister a "maniac" for blaming his own countrymen for the rise in coronavirus numbers, despite the Celtic country having some of the strictest lockdown laws of all of the United Kingdom's home nations.

UK Minister: You Might Be Banned from Venues Without Vaccine Passport

UK Minister: You Might Be Banned from Venues Without Vaccine Passport

The UK's new vaccine minister Nadim Zahawi has said that while coronavirus vaccinations will not be mandatory, Britons may be barred from going to the cinema or getting on an aeroplane without it if service providers demand proof of inoculation.

Wales Bans Booze in Pubs Under Another Extreme Lockdown

Wales Bans Booze in Pubs Under Another Extreme Lockdown

Wales's First Minister Mark Drakeford has banned pubs and other hospitality venues from selling alcohol and subjected them to a 6 pm curfew. The Labour politician is also considering travel restrictions in and out of the country.

Get Woke, Go Broke: BBC Starting to Lose Core Older Audience

Get Woke, Go Broke: BBC Starting to Lose Core Older Audience

The UK's media watchdog Ofcom has warned the BBC that it is losing its core audience of older viewers, the report coming after the broadcaster has actively sought to attract younger viewers and prioritise diversity.

UK Covid Cops Bust Women's Dinner Party

UK Covid Cops Bust Women's Dinner Party

British police busted a woman and five of her friends for having an illegal coronavirus dinner party at her house.

Labour Demands Corbyn Apologise for Antisemitism Report Comments

Labour Demands Corbyn Apologise for Antisemitism Report Comments

Labour's chief whip has told Jeremy Corbyn he must"unequivocally, unambiguously and without reservation" apologise for his response to the EHRC's report on Labour antisemitism where he claims that the"scale of the problem" had been "dramatically overstated for political reasons".

Govt to Let Britons Have Christmas Freedom for a 'Small Number of Days'

Govt to Let Britons Have Christmas Freedom for a 'Small Number of Days'

After months of the British government sending signals that it may maintain lockdown or strict social distancing rules over December, effectively cancelling family Christmases, the Cabinet Office has said that Britons may have their festivities"for a small number of days".

Farage: Labour and Conservatives Competing to Lock Down UK Hardest

Farage: Labour and Conservatives Competing to Lock Down UK Hardest

Nigel Farage has criticised Labour and the Conservatives for competing with each other to lock down the country during the pandemic, with there being effectively no opposition in power to counter draconian social distancing measures.

Number of People Feeling Suicidal Tripled During Lockdown: Report

Number of People Feeling Suicidal Tripled During Lockdown: Report

The number of people having suicidal thoughts has tripled under lockdown, as Reform UK party leader Nigel Farage warned that lockdowns meant to stop the spread of coronavirus were proving to be detrimental to other aspects of Britons' health.