Death toll in Russian missile strike in Ukraine rises to 40 | Reuters


The death toll from a Russian missile strike in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro rose to 40 on Monday with dozens more missing, making it the deadliest civilian incident of Moscow’s three-month campaign of hurling missiles at cities far from the front.

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Russia is its own worst enemy or should it be the Russian President Vladimir Putin is Russia’s own worst enemy.

He started the war with Ukraine on the pretext of Russian Training exercises and then just diverted his forces into Ukraine without any justification, fully believing success would be in a few weeks. Now it has been going for around a year with no sign of an ending, causing very heavy losses on both sides.

He complains of the West arming Ukraine, but believes the likes of Iran and others arming Russian forces is OK. He is using mercenaries from Chechnya, a supposed state of Russia again taken by force some years ago, but objects to any individual mercenaries within the Ukrainian forces.

His further justification was the threat of invasion of Russia by NATO forces and his assumption of Nazi influences within Ukraine. But NATO is a defence organisation and only threatens committing forces if a country which is part of NATO is invaded which Ukraine is not currently but wished to be. While the Nazi influence appears to be within the Russian forces and the mercenary forces already helping Russia.

He was objecting to Finland and other states bordering Russia wishing to join NATO, which his invasion of Ukraine is now making that more likely.

Russian forces are causing many actions that could be seen as War Crimes, which Putin is disputing, but the apparent evidence is there to be seen.

Some years ago Putin fooled the West that he was wishing to be at peace with the West, but it is now clear that was never his intention and Russia will now never be trusted again.

Putin has so many double standards, being OK for him to use but not for the opposing forces.

The West needs to do all it can to support Ukraine otherwise it will fall to Putin and then he will see this as his ‘greenlight’ to invade the next country in his agenda. No country will then be safe from Russian seen aggression, which is the case with Russian, some What, unseen aggression, be it cyber-attacks, poisonings and others.

The Russian population needs to see that Putin is the enemy, but with Putin’s total control of all media, killing Russians who oppose him, or at least arresting them, to what unseen fate they are given, the Russian population are being screened from the truth or they are falling for Putin’s propaganda.

Source: Death toll in Russian missile strike in Ukraine rises to 40 | Reuters

Breaking: Labour ‘faces multi-million£ bill’ as ICO kicks out Starmer attempt to pursue ex-Corbyn staff – SKWAWKBOX


Regime’s pursuit of former Corbyn staffers over ‘Labour leak’ report – instead of going after perpetrators of racism and abuse the report revealed – undermines next ge…

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No wonder that politics and many politicans are not trusted no matter which party they are supposed to support,

It is debateable whether MPs should support any party, for the purpose of a MP is to support everyone of their constituents, no matter which party they voted for, if they did vote at all.

Whips in any form in politics should not be allowed for that is pushing party politics, when all MPs should be to the best of their knowledge acting on the beliefs and needs of their constituents.

For we should never follow the American model where money rules in every aspect of American life, let alone the Political structure.

Source: Breaking: Labour ‘faces multi-million£ bill’ as ICO kicks out Starmer attempt to pursue ex-Corbyn staff – SKWAWKBOX

Met Police chief says its “crazy” he can’t sack “toxic” officers


Sir Mark Rowley was responding to figures that show 150 officers are currently under investigation over allegations of sexual assault and racism.

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This is and needs to be extremely worrying and drastic actions need to be taken to change this not only for the safety of everyone but for the reputation of not only the Met police, but for every police force throughout the UK.

We were all for years brought up to trust and believe in the Police and for many of the UK population our Police could not do any wrong.

I was on Jury Service many years ago and I heard someone say why should the Police lie, well now we know that they do, hopefully only in a minority of occasions, but how are we to know.

Over the years it has been shown to be that it is not only the Police who endeavour to do cover ups, but in many other professions even in Parliament and the Government, but then who believes any politican.

But there has to be safeguards in any profession and they have to be seen to be effective, for to not leads to anarchy and very soon to the complete breakdown of Law and Order, with no trust anywhere.

We are supposed to be a democracy with the belief all are equal, but money and assumed power, talks and leads to forms of supremacy which are not good at all.

All aspects of the UK need to be accountable and it be easy to enact accountability to all.

Trust needs to be earned and so does respect, for in many instances what is seen as respect is, in reality, fear.

Human Rights also need to be respected.

 

Source: Met Police chief says its “crazy” he can’t sack “toxic” officers

Poland and Lithuania to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine | Euronews


During a visit to Lviv in Ukraine, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda met with his Ukrainian and Lithuanian counterparts, where he announced the dispatch of 14 coveted German-made Leopard tanks.

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Yes, Ukraine needs all the help it can for Ukraine is not just trying to defend itself from the unnecessary and so illegal invasion of their territory by Russian forces and those others who are mistakenly supporting Putin, but to also stop Putin from invading any other countries he feels he should do.

If, Putin had not been ignored in all his previous actions, then he would not have believed he would be successful in invading Ukraine as he appeared to be. It is always a grave mistake to ignore the likes of Putin and others like him for they believe non-action is a weakness and boosts their belief in being invincible.

So give to Ukraine all it needs and even more, otherwise expect Putin to be in your ‘backyard’ sooner or later.

 

Source: Poland and Lithuania to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine | Euronews

Boris Johnson’s Partygate quip is ‘final nail in his comeback coffin’, say Tory MPs | The Independent


Tory MPs said the former prime minister’s alleged remarks make it more likely that he will be found to have misled parliament at the Partygate inquiry

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Perhaps a ‘Bent’ nail, but so sufficient to close it firmly shut.

 

Source: Boris Johnson’s Partygate quip is ‘final nail in his comeback coffin’, say Tory MPs | The Independent

Beware the ‘spare’: let’s drop the need for a second-in-line, and let Harry be the last | Kate Williams | The Guardian


Heirs’ early deaths are a lot less common these days, so Britain should copy European royalty and let No 2s work unimpeded, says history professor Kate Williams

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I did try the email link, but it appears to be not working.

So, not to worry and surprisingly I agree with Kate Williams, perhaps because she doesn’t pass herself as a Royal Correspondent, but has other gainful employment and is so forward thinking and not as many others are following the pandering to Royal porticals.

So, yes why not allow the so called, Spare to be gainfully employed away from the Royal Family and I would take it further, why not even the Heir as this would, hopefully allow then to see how the ‘Subjects’ of the Crown live to some extent.

For they are brought to live in ‘Privilege’ way above everyother person in the UK. Their whole life is under the microscope of the Media whether they wish it or not.

In fact, other European Royal Family don’t have the extent of trappings that the UK Royal Family has, so perhaps many of these trappings could also be relinquished.

However, I would still wish to retain the Monarchy for I would never wish for a President to be placed on us. What a President Boris or Blair, or even Sunak or Starmer, No Never as a Prime Minister is bad enough.

 

Source: Beware the ‘spare’: let’s drop the need for a second-in-line, and let Harry be the last | Kate Williams | The Guardian

Government suspends NUS funding over antisemitism claims and replaces with alternative student representation


Jewish students need to have confidence this is a body that represents them, says Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi

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Unfortunately racism is still around, but I had hoped not to the extent that it had been.

It is said that the young are not as racist as some of their elders, as no one is born a racist, it is of their own chosing, but racism is wrong from whatever quarter it comes from and any surfacing of any forms of racism have to be countered.

So, it is very disappointing that racism is still, apparently abound in the NUS and in a place of learning, for it seems that appropriate learning is not being practiced.

I so hope that the NUS and any other organisations wherever they are have a zero tolerence of racism as we are all supposed to be equal and colour, ethnity, age, gender, disability  and others should be be a target for anyone to cause abuse to.

Lets all of us, please, learn to live with each other for that is the right thing to do and is respecting all of our Human Rights.

 

Source: Government suspends NUS funding over antisemitism claims and replaces with alternative student representation

Breaking: not ONE refugee accepted via Afghan Resettlement Scheme in past twelve months | SKWAWKBOX 


Stark contrast to treatment of Ukrainian refugees

News has emerged today that the UK government has not accepted a single refugee under the Afghan Resettlement Scheme in the past twelve months.

The scheme is meant to help Afghans and their familes who assisted western forces during the Afghan conflict, yet the complete absence of successful applications stands in stark contrast to the eagerness of the UK government to make room for and fund Ukrainian refugees. Critics have accused the government of treating refugees differently depending on their skin tone and religion.

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This is, unfortunately, so expected because the UK Immigration Policy is so unfit for purpose and many other policies and so discriminatory.

But the UK Establishment have from time immemorial have taken what they want and then cast aside what is left, it is how the wealth of the Establishment was built up, which many in the UK fail to realise or don’t really care.

There are parts of the Establishment that are admired and virtually worshipped mainly down to their PR and secrecy and the lack of disbelief in many areas of the UK population that they can do no wrong, even when some forms of proof are before them. In some respects the UK population has been ‘groomed.

But the respect and popularity of the establishment is gradually diminishing, so some of the UK population are seeing the ‘light’, but very slowly.

Source: Breaking: not ONE refugee accepted via Afghan Resettlement Scheme in past twelve months | SKWAWKBOX

The Post Most: How Bolsonaro’s rhetoric — then his silence — stoked Brazil’s insurrection


How Bolsonaro’s rhetoric — then his silence — stoked Brazil’s insurrection

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Bolsonaro Brazil’s Trump but perhaps more intelligent, but then much much to beat.

Source: The Post Most: How Bolsonaro’s rhetoric — then his silence — stoked Brazil’s insurrection

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Harry’s allegations are not just about a royal fist fight – but the very real dangers of hereditary power | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian


The personal is political when resentment is baked into a monarchy whose instinct is to protect the heir at all costs, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

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Siblingly rivally will n ot be good in any family, b ut even more so when everything is within the stoplight.

In years gone by this would generally have not been noticed by the public at large for it would have been behind many doors and many when it did surface would have been confined to imprisonment, mainly in the Tower of London or even worse the death of one who was not as powerful as the other. But these days we have the media in many ways and it is so accessible. So, when one wishes to speak out there are many ways to do it and the establishment tends to go into a ‘veil of secrecy’, or it is so assumed, but then there are the leaks from, apparently, unknown sources, but are they?

Now, while the popularity of the UK Monarchy is diminishing, now much more so than previously, there is still a very loyal section of the UK community for whom the Royal Family can do no wrong and anyone who casts otherwise is severely put down.

Now I don’t know if Harry and Meghan are saying as it is or as they believe it is for in many instances we are only hearing one side, except for the, supposed leaks, from supposed royal sources.

Now, while what they say may not be truly true, there is much that could be be, b ut many just dismiss what Harry and Meghan say without any reaL proof what is true and what is not.

Over the years, when archived information is released either intentionaly or not some of what is being said by Harry and Meghan has occurred many times before in one way and another.

In recent years we have had the spares Prince Andrew and before Princess Margaret, both who were not allowed to be with their so believed first loved, could this have led to behaviours that one would not have expected from Royal persons, but we do tend to forget that even with all the wealth and privileges they are when it comes down only human, with the usual human feelings, no matter how they have been brought up to not do.

Love, after all is love and being denied to love can have serious consequences on anyone.

Harry was brought up in a much freer age and Diana was also not that endearing to Royal life and we all kn ow, to a large extent what happened to her and much is still well unknown, for what occurred happening in the area of wealth, power and much secrecy and very much unanswered.

These two young boys have had to contend with, within the trappings of Royal traditions, secrecy, power, privilege and much more so is it not surprising that some problems could have well occurred.

Harry is coming forward with his version, but The Establishment is keeping quiet, which they have the right to do, but is it because what is being said is true, partly true or not true to some degrees. None of us will really know, but some are acting as they really do out of their feelings for the Monarchy, they maybe right and maybe not.

But, like it or not we do have, to much concent, the Right of Free Speech which Harry and Meghan are exercising.  We have no knowledge of their health and certainly thier mental state, but from what I do see, I know that, I for one, would not have wished to be there and feel I am so lucky that I will never be.

 

Source: Harry’s allegations are not just about a royal fist fight – but the very real dangers of hereditary power | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian