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    LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Conservative government has suffered a setback in Parliament in its attempt to give authorities stronger powers to curb peaceful but disruptive protests. Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, late Monday rejected some of the most contentious provisions in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The defeated measures would give police officers the right to stop and search people at demonstrations without suspicion, allow courts to bar named individuals from attending protests and empower police to curb protests that are judged to be too noisy. Home Office Minister Susan Williams said the bill – targeted at environmentalists who have blocked roads and glued themselves to commuter trains to protest climate change – protected the “law-abiding majority” from “the highly disruptive tactics employed by a small number of people.” "Officers were struck, spat on, kicked and punched some whilst defenceless on the ground. It was fortunate some were not more seriously hurt. This lasted from the evening to the very early hours." https://t.co/3fqGJoRbfz — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 1, 2021 But civil liberties groups say the...
    An Afghan illegal migrant managed to escape Austria to Britain by posing as a refugee following gang rape and child murder accusations. Raculi Zubaidullah, 23, has been accused — along with three other suspects — of gang-raping and killing 13-year-old Austrian girl Leonie Walner on the 26th of June 2021, a British extradition court heard on Thursday 6th of January 2022. Zubaidullah faces extradition back to Austria — after fleeing to Britain posing as a refugee and hiding in a migrant hotel in London — for the charges of rape and severe sexual abuse of a person under the age of 14. Jonathan Swain, prosecuting Zubaidullah at the extradition court, accused him of being the one who killed Leonie: “He [Zubaidullah] grabbed and choked her until she was no longer able to breathe and was suffocated and therefore ultimately died as a result”. Judge Michael Snow will make a judgement on whether Zubaidullah will be deported back to Austria on the 12th of January 2022 at 12:30 p.m. An Afghan arrested in London after allegedly raping and murdering a child in Austria...
    British Members of Parliament (MPs) are due a £2,000 pay rise on the same day they may be hiking taxes for working Britons. British MPs are set to be given an additional £2,000 ($2,717.94) by the British taxpayer on top of their current £81,932 ($11,1343.13) salary from the 1st of April 2022. Working Britons, however, be left without on April Fool’s Day, with higher gas bills, higher council tax, and a National Insurance increase looking likely for 1.2 million Brits earning over £50,070, who will be driven into the 40 per cent higher rate tax band under Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s latest plans, The Telegraph reports. If the tax-free personal allowance of £12,570 does not rise in line with forecast inflation, an additional 1.5 million workers on low incomes will find themselves pushed into the 20 per cent basic tax rate as well, so both the working and middle class will be hammered. Meanwhile, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) which regulates MPs’ wages does appear to be planning to increase their salaries in line with public sector wage increases — although new...
    Around 40,000 people took the streets of Vienna on Saturday to protest COVID-19 restrictions in Austria, as a system of “Corona Apartheid” continues to operate in the EU country. The German-speaking nation — which is still threatening to implement mandatory vaccination for the entirety of its population — is currently restricting the movements and activities of its unvaccinated population in a way previously described as a system of “Corona Apartheid“. While being described as mostly peaceful by Kronen Zeitung, a number of demonstrators were arrested on suspicion of resisting police, according to the paper. There were also reports of firecrackers being thrown into the crowd of protesters, with the mood at the rally reportedly being quite tense. Interior Minister Gerhard Karner commended the police for having “once again proven their professionalism” and that their “consistent intervention against violent criminals” showed “what great challenges the police have to overcome in the context of such demonstrations.” “Above all, the different field of participants — families with children, but also soccer hooligans and identities marching next to each other — demands top performance from...
    Over 100,000 took to the streets on Saturday to protest France’s impending vaccine pass regime days after President Macron said he wanted to “piss off” the unjabbed. Macron seems to have succeeded in his desire to “piss off” a segment of the French population, with over 100,000 turning up to demonstrations across France in protest of the President’s incoming regime of vaccine passes. The new measures, which were approved by the French National Assembly earlier in the week, will see the unvaccinated and those without recently acquired natural immunity barred from pubs and restaurants, as well as a host of other venues. According to a report by Le Monde, French police counted around 18,000 demonstrators in Paris alone, with large turnouts in places such as Montpellier and Toulouse. Florian Philippot, head of the eurosceptic Les Patriotes party, spoke to those gathered, saying that he was waiting for “the government to give up, to withdraw this crazy law”, as well as for Macron to apologise for the “filthy and divisive remarks he made”. Also at the rally was the head of the French...
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) – The NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo said Saturday that a participating soldier from North Macedonia has died. The Kosovo Force mission said the male service member died in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, on Friday in circumstances unrelated to combat. A KFOR statement did not give the cause of death or any personal details. “NATO mourns the loss of a soldier and we are here to support his friends. His fellow soldiers, sailors and airmen continue their U.N.-mandated brave mission,” the statement said. Seven Hurt as Kosovo Police Clash with Ethnic Serbs https://t.co/ROhpLn4LbE — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 13, 2021 North Macedonia joined NATO in 2020. The KFOR mission includes some 4,000 troops from 28 countries. NATO troops have been present in Kosovo since 1999 after a bloody war between Serbia forces and ethnic Albanian separatists that ended with a 78-day NATO air campaign. Kosovo was a Serbian province until it declared independence in 2008. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo´s independence, and their relations remain tense. Follow Breitbart London on Facebook: Breitbart London
    Brexit champion Nigel Farage has backed tennis ace Novak Djokovic against “big, bullying, nasty government” in Australia, where the Serbian athlete is currently being detained in a hotel. The world tennis number one, dubbed “Novax Djokovic” after appearing to express scepticism about coronavirus vaccines, travelled to the former British colony at the invitation of Tennis Australia to participate in the Australian Open with, he has argued, an exemption. On arrival, however, he was detained by the Australian Border Force, and he will remain detained until at least Monday — already missing Orthodox Christmas on Friday, with the authorities refusing to allow a Serbian Orthodox priest to visit and bless him — when he will have an appeal hearing. Farage, commenting on the situation on his personal YouTube page, insisted that the sportsman did have an exemption under the relevant regional rules and alleged that “big government, big, bullying nasty government [had] intervene[d], the federal government [went] over the top of Victoria state and Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister, [said] there must be no exemptions for anyone.” “The most astonishing thing with...
    A number of Jewish groups in the United Kingdom have backed Harry Potter author JK Rowling against allegations that the avaricious goblin bankers in her novels are anti-Semitic caricatures. Rowling, once a darling of the left noted for making large donations to the left-wing Labour Party and a comparison of Donald Trump to her fictitious villain Lord Voldemort — and branding of Brexit campaigners as “a bunch of mini-Trumps” — has now fallen foul of the woke movement for her insistence on the reality of biological sex and reluctance to regard “penised individuals” convicted of rape as women. This has led to her being raked over the coals for a series of other historic offences against political correctness — for example, naming an East Asian character in the Harry Potter novels “Cho Chang” and an Irish character “Seamus Finnigan”, both now regarded as “problematic”. Most recently, American comic Jon Stewart appeared to claim that the goblins who run the underground Gringotts Wizarding Bank in her novels are anti-Semitic — suggesting that Rowling had seen Jewish caricatures in The Protocols of the Elders of...
    BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s leaders agreed Friday to toughen requirements for entry to restaurants and bars, and decided to shorten quarantine and self-isolation periods as the omicron variant spreads fast through the country. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the 16 state governors built on restrictions introduced in Germany just after Christmas that limited private gatherings to 10 people and effectively shut nightclubs. People have already been required for some time to show proof of full vaccination or recovery to enter restaurants and bars – as well as many nonessential shops, theatres and cinemas. Friday’s decision calls for the requirements to be ratcheted up for restaurants and bars. Customers will have to show either that they have received a booster shot or provide a negative test result on top of proof that they have been vaccinated or recovered. “Half the population will be boosted … in a few days” and will be able to go to restaurants without a test, Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey told reporters. “This is an extra incentive to get boosters.” Still, the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt said it...
    An illegal migrant who sexually assaulted two women in separate attacks on a packed British beach has been jailed. Kuku Machhal, 31, who sexually assaulted two women swimming at Bournemouth beach 0n the 23rd of July 2021, has been sentenced to 18 months at Portsmouth Crown Court — although criminals in Britain do not usually serve their full terms behind bars before being released on licence. Machhal, an illegal migrant from India, admitted to groping both women while they were swimming at a packed beach. The court was told that Machhal, who had been staying in Southall, west London, pounced on the women — who were trying to enjoy a day at the beach — while his friends cheered him on. Both women reported the sexually motivated attacks to authorities and the beach’s security staff located and held the illegal immigrant until the police arrested him. Macchal, who arrived illegally in Britain in 2015, initially attempted to deny the attacks in court, claiming that a strong current inadvertently made him brush against the first woman, and outright denied assaulting the...
    PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron maintained on Friday his rude remarks about the country’s minority of vaccine refusers, saying he cannot accept them infringing on others’ freedom. The 44-year-old outspoken president, who is expected to seek re-election later this year, made headlines earlier this week by using the word “emmerder” — rooted in the French word for “crap” and meaning to rile or to bug. He was talking about his strategy for pressuring vaccine refusers to get coronavirus jabs. His vulgar language dominated news broadcasts and provoked angry reactions from his political rivals. Speaking in a news conference in Paris, Macron acknowledged the term may have upset some, but said he takes full responsibility for it. “When some make from their freedom … a motto, not only do they put others’ lives at risk, but they are also curtailing others’ freedom. That I cannot accept,” he said in reference to unvaccinated people. “When you are a citizen you must agree to do your civic duty.” President Macron Says He Wants to ‘Piss Off’ Unjabbed by Banning Them From...
    A million people have now taken the time to add their name to a signature calling for a senior knighthood conferred to former UK Prime Minister, anti-Brexit campaigner, and warmonger Tony Blair to be cancelled. The petition, started on New Year’s Day, crossed the million-signature threshold Friday afternoon just before 1630 UK time. Blair’s admission to the Order of the Garter — the oldest and most senior royal order of chivalry on earth — was announced by Buckingham Palace as part of the New Year’s Eve. Breitbart London understands that while Blair is entitled to call himself a member of the Garter with its attendant title — Sir Anthony ‘Tony’ Charles Lynton Blair KG — the actual investiture ceremony takes place on ‘Garter Day’ at Windsor Castle in June, in the presence of the other Garter Knights. The creator of the petition to revoke the Knighthood from Blair before he is even officially sworn in, Angus Scott, doesn’t mince his words in supporting the campaign. He wrote of Blair: Tony Blair caused irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United...
    A viral petition to strip former Labour prime minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair of his knighthood is closing in on one million signatures, and shows no signs of slowing down. The 68-year-old’s decision to plunge the country into war in search of what turned out to be highly elusive “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in 2003 famously brought a million citizens onto the streets to oppose him in what was believed to be Britain’s biggest-ever political demonstration — although ‘people power’ proved to be no obstacle to him getting his way then and may prove equally fruitless now, given the establishment’s silence on the petition. Blair, a youthful admirer of communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky — a key player in the Vladimir Lenin regime which assassinated his own country’s monarch, his wife, and young children — was made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the New Year Honours Lists, after a wait of almost 15 years following his departure from office. Insiders had long suggested that the Queen, who unlike with most honours has a...
    NEW YORK (AP) – A previously sealed $500,000 lawsuit settlement in 2009 between Jeffrey Epstein and an American woman that Prince Andrew claims protects him from an ongoing lawsuit was made public Monday. The deal between Epstein and Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, contained a paragraph that said it protects anyone “who could have been included as a potential defendant” from lawsuits filed by Giuffre. In August, Giuffre sued the prince, saying he had sexually assaulted her multiple times when she was 17. The prince maintains assaults never happened and his lawyers have challenged the lawsuit on multiple grounds, including by saying she has lived most of the past two decades in Australia and can’t accurately claim to be a resident of Colorado, where her mother lives. Oral arguments were scheduled to occur Tuesday over the challenge. In late 2019, Prince Andrew told BBC Newsnight that he never had sex with Giuffre, saying, “It didn´t happen.” He said he has “no recollection” of ever meeting her. The interview was widely panned by critics who said Andrew seemed insensitive...
    Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received a reelection endorsement Monday from former President Donald Trump. “Viktor Orbán of Hungary truly loves his Country and wants safety for his people,” Trump said in a statement from his Save America PAC, before laying out the reasons for his support in detail. “He has done a powerful and wonderful job in protecting Hungary, stopping illegal immigration, creating jobs, trade, and should be allowed to continue to do so in the upcoming Election.” “He is a strong leader and respected by all. He has my Complete support and Endorsement for reelection as Prime Minister,” Trump said about Orbán, who is running for reelection. Trump: ‘Twin Brother’ Orban Has ‘Done the Right Thing on Immigration’, Kept Hungary Safe https://t.co/TY0QTzuiMR — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 16, 2019 Orbán was first prime minister from 1998 till 2002 when his party — Fidesz — was forced into the opposition for eight years before he came been back in power in 2010 and won reelection in 2014 and 2018. While he is Hungary’s longest-serving prime minister, he will go up against a largely...
    United Airlines is allegedly allowing potentially unvaccinated London-based flight attendants to work alongside vaccinated American staff as it grapples with staffing shortages, cofounder of Airline Employees 4 Health Freedom Captain Sherry Walker exclusively told Breitbart News on Thursday. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has placed roughly 2,000 unvaccinated U.S.-based employees who obtained religious and medical accommodations on unpaid leave in the name of “safety.” That number includes approximately 900 flight attendants, according to Walker, who said her organization is currently undergoing an audit to confirm the exact numbers of United employees placed on unpaid leave and their positions. Unlike other large airlines, Kirby’s vaccine mandate is devoid of a testing option. It stripped employees on unpaid leave of their benefits and has them reportedly struggling to find work due to a non-compete clause. The mandate is the subject of an ongoing class-action lawsuit brought by six United Airlines employees, alleging that it violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).  Breitbart News was able to obtain several schedule logs showing London-based flight attendants...
    Despite the galloping developments in trauma medicine which have otherwise helped murder rates fall while stabbings rise across the country, London has still defied overall trends, and even lockdowns keeping many people at home to witness a record year of youth murders. Two murders on the same day last week pushed the sad toll of murders of teenagers in London to 30 in 2021, a new record. The next-nearest was 29 underaged teens killed in 2009, and the LondonWorld local-focus site claims 2021’s killings are the highest since the Second World War. The two latest murders which pushed the city’s teen murders to record heights took place on Thursday, with a 16-year-old boy stabbed in West London just hours after a separate incident saw a 15-year-old boy stabbed in South London. As The Times reports, gang crime and street violence are blamed for the record slayings of young people. Homicides in Sadiq Khan’s London Hit Ten-Year High https://t.co/O1NKDMeXnn — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 13, 2018 Community-funded crime tracking project Murdermap claims, meanwhile, there were 127 murder and manslaughter cases of all...
    AMSTERDAM (AP) – Thousands of people in the capital of the Netherlands defied a ban and gathered Sunday for a demonstration against the Dutch government’s coronavirus lockdown measures before police pushed the crowd off an Amsterdam square. The local government had outlawed the protest, saying police had indications some demonstrators might be planning to attend “prepared for violence.” The municipality later issued an emergency order for people to leave Museum Square, and riot police marched across the grass to clear the area, sending the demonstrators into nearby streets. Before officers moved in, some participants unfurled a banner that read, “Less repression, more care” near the Van Gogh Museum. A group of people in white overalls and white masks held up signs, including one that said: “It’s not about a virus, it’s about control” on one side and “Freedom” on the other. There was a heavy police presence on the square and in nearby streets. The municipality designated the area as a security risk region, giving police the authority to frisk people preventatively. The demonstration came on the same day Dutch...
    A petition to revoke the knighthood of former Labour prime minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair has gone viral, smashing 220,000 and still rising rapidly as of the time of publication. The deep unpopularity of “Sir Tony”, as the former premier — full name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair — has asked to be called, appears to be as firm in 2022 as it was when he left office in 2007, with the decision to make him a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the New Year Honours Lists provoking a massive public backlash. A Change.org petition to rescind the honour has amassed hundreds of thousands of signatures in barely two days, and has been backed not just by politics junkies but also by innocuous pop culture figures such as Right Said Fred, the London-based band best known for ’90s hit ‘I’m Too Sexy’. “Tony Blair caused irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United Kingdom and to the very fabric of the nation’s society,” the petition author alleges, further accusing him of “war crimes”. “Tony Blair...
    A German Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has suggested that the founders of BioNTech, which developed the Pfizer vaccine, should be put on euro currency banknotes. According to a suggestion by one German MEP, the two founders of vaccine company BioNTech (Biopharmaceutical New Technologies) should be put on upcoming redesigned Euro currency banknotes. The suggestion comes after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that the bills would be getting a rework by 2024 in the hopes of making the notes “more relatable”. According to a report by Die Welt, German MEP Moritz Körner has suggested that the founders of BioNTech, Turkish-Germans Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, should be put on the bills. “Important European personalities such as the BioNTech founding couple Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci should be printed on the new euro bills,” the publication reports Körner as saying. “[Their] work has saved the lives of millions of Europeans. [Their] journey through life is an impressive story of integration, advancement, entrepreneurship, scientific excellence and the potential of an open immigration society.” The publication notes that the two founders have made...
    Police in Rotherham, where the authorities failed to tackle South Asian heritage “grooming” gangs due to political correctness for years, failed to record most abusers’ ethnicity in the year to December 2019. Despite national and regional inquiries all concluding that victims had been failed and claiming lessons had been learned after the grooming gangs scandal was finally exposed at scale, an investigation by The Times has found that every police district in South Yorkshire, a major centre of abuse, still “routinely failed to log the ethnicity of those suspected of sexually abusing minors”. Rotherham, which along with Rochdale was arguably ground zero for the scandal breaking nationwide, was the district most reluctant to log predators’ ethnic background, failing to record the ethnicity of an astonishing 67 per cent of suspects. Independent investigations strongly suggest that a highly disproportionate number of grooming gang abusers are men of South Asian, mostly Pakistani Muslim heritage, and their victims largely white working-class girls and young women, but members of the media are still generally unable to describe suspects as anything other than “Asian” — to...
    The Blackley Estate in Manchester, England has been dubbed a “warzone” less “safe” than Afghanistan by a local veteran. The Manchester suburb has turned into a crime-ridden “warzone” due to gang violence, with police being accused by Manchester residents of having more of a focus on “pronouns and diversity” than tackling crime. The gangs, which are largely comprised of teenagers, freely roam the streets at night brandishing weapons such as machetes and sometimes firearms, and the area is rife with muggings of both adults and children, burglaries, car theft, dog theft, and antisocial behaviour. In one incident, a 14-year-old boy was hospitalised after being ‘pistol-whipped’ by a gang of youths, Manchester Evening News reports. A former soldier speaking to Manchester Evening News, who asked to remain anonymous due to fear of reprisals, branded Blackley a “warzone” and said he “felt safer” when he was fighting in Afghanistan than walking the streets of Blackley. The veteran said he was “too scared to even walk to the shop around the corner from my house” at night due to gangs of teens armed...
    The number of “child” migrants found to be lying about their age in Britian has more than tripled in just a year, official figures have revealed. In the year to September 2021, some 1,118 migrants were found to have lied about being children — likely due to the fact that being a child, and especially a so-called unaccompanied minor, speeds up asylum applications and makes removal from the country harder — according to Home Office figures reported by The Telegraph. The true figure is likely higher, as it has been policy not to even challenge migrants claiming to be children — that is, 17 or younger — unless they appear to be “at least 25 years old”. Indeed, a previous scheme to import supposed migrant children directly from Calais, France was quietly wrapped up after photographs of what were supposed to be stringently-vetted arrivals showed the great majority had the appearance of being men who in some cases were not even particularly young.   More fears over real age of child migrants arriving from Calais https://t.co/PmjsmTkmeb pic.twitter.com/wpx7tAQALu — Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) October...
    Hotel revenues in Italy have plunged as much as 65 per cent as the sector describes suffering “one cancellation per minute” over the Chinese coronavirus and restrictions on the unvaccinated. Hotels around Italy are under intense pressure as the sector reportedly suffers a 65 per cent drop in revenue in cities. This is partially a result of hotels suffering “one cancellation per minute” due to the effects of the Chinese coronavirus, as well as lockdown measures, in the country. According to a report by Il Giornale, hotels in Italy have suffered an average revenue drop of 55 per cent, rising to an average of 65 per cent in cities. Federturismo Confindustria — an employer’s federation for the Italian tourism industry — has said that the sector is currently experiencing “a cancellation per minute,” and that “the number [of cancellations] increases exponentially”. Il Giornale calculates that the industry overall may have suffered as many as eight million cancellations over the past three weeks. The paper puts the staggering figure down to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Italy, along with the implementation of...
    PARIS (AP) – France’s government is forging ahead with efforts to increase pressure on unvaccinated people to get coronavirus jabs, as the omicron variant fuels a record surge in infections. At a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday afternoon, the health minister will defend a government plan to allow only the fully vaccinated to enjoy continued access to places such as restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums, and sports arenas. The speeded-up introduction of the so-called “vaccine pass” forms part of a government strategy to use vaccinations, rather than new lockdowns, to try to soften the impact of the fast-spreading omicron variant on already overburdened hospitals. France reported nearly 180,000 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, a record, and is bracing for that number to keep increasing, with forecasts warning of more than 250,000 daily infections likely by January. Pandemic Authoritarianism: Greece to Ban Unvaxed From Indoor Spaces https://t.co/JywllQOueE — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) November 20, 2021 France has vaccinated more than 75 per cent of its population and is rushing out booster shots, again to combat omicron. But more than 4 million adults...
    BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged two Afghan brothers with murder over the July killing of their sister, whom they allegedly wanted to punish for her Western way of life. The men, aged 26 and 22 and identified only as Sayed H. and Seyed H. in line with German privacy rules, are accused of luring their 34-year-old sister to a meeting in Berlin on July 13, then choking and strangling her and cutting her throat. Prosecutors in the capital charged that they took a taxi to a station later that day with her body in a suitcase, then travelled to Bavaria by train and drove to a site near the elder brother’s home, where they buried her. German Minister Promises to Take in 70,000 Afghans https://t.co/GEba1Y8R9P — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 31, 2021 The indictment states that the men wanted to punish their sister “for her Western-oriented way of life, which did not correspond to their archaic ideas of honour and morals and their image of women,” prosecutors said in a statement. In particular, prosecutors added,...
    The French government has announced the new coronavirus regulations for the coming weeks including New Year’s Eve, with work from home orders, restrictions on eating in public, and, most remarkably, compulsory mask-wearing on city streets. Speaking to the nation after a meeting of the government’s Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Jean Castex, of President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! (LREM) party, announced that masks will be enforced outdoors. Remarking that the measure would be enforced by prefects and mayors, Castex told France: “The mask obligation, already applicable everywhere indoors, will be extended and respected, especially in all city centres”. In another extreme move, France will ban “the consumption of drinks and food” on public transport, including long-distance trains, Castex said in comments reported by Le Figaro. This is not the first time France has mandated masks in the streets. Outdoor masking was compulsory in France last winter and the restriction lasted until early summer, amid domestic criticism and claims from the more liberty-minded of the nation’s media that there was little evidence that outdoor masking actually stopped the spread of the China...
    EDIRNE, Turkey (AP) – Bulgarian shoppers are crossing Turkey’s western border in packed cars and buses, taking advantage of a declining Turkish lira to fuel their own shopping sprees. Their first stop is the currency exchange and then it’s off to the markets and grocery stores in the north-western Turkish city of Edirne. On Christmas Eve, the city’s Turkish marketplace was packed with shoppers from Bulgaria. Hatice Ahmedova said she left at 3 a.m. to get on a bus that would take her over the border to Edirne, exchanged 200 Bulgarian Levs to get 1,150 Turkish liras and began shopping. Gulfiye Osinova, 60, was also there to find gifts for her children and grandchildren, saying that Bulgaria was much more expensive. Turkey is in the throes of an economic crisis with official inflation figures above 21 per cent, affecting the prices of food, fuel and household items. But for the Bulgarian shoppers, the grocery stores are a bargain and they leave the country with their trunks packed. The lira has experienced its most volatile month in December, declining almost every...
    A video has emerged of a masked man waving a crossbow and vowing to “assassinate the Queen” as revenge for killings at a protest in British India over 100 years ago, allegedly published just minutes before a 19-year-old was arrested in the grounds of the castle where Elizabeth II was celebrating Christmas. The one-minute video, allegedly sent on WhatsApp to a group of contacts of Jaswant Singh Chail — named by several media outlets as the individual arrested Christmas Day after someone broke into the grounds of Windsor Castle while the Queen was in residence — has been published by British tabloid newspaper The Sun. Nobody has been officially named in relation to the investigation as of the time of publication, however. State broadcaster the BBC stated on Monday morning that British police were aware of the video and investigating its contents but declined to formally link it to the arrested 19-year-old man. The apparently pre-recorded video is alleged to have been uploaded to WhatsApp 24 minutes before a man was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle. It shows a masked man holding...
    New post-Christmas restrictions aiming to curb the spread of COVID-19 came into force in three out of four of Britain’s Home Nations on Boxing Day. New restrictions were imposed across swathes of the United Kingdom one day after Christmas in an effort to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales have all tightened restrictions in the hopes of reducing case numbers, though England has yet to follow suit. According to a report by Sky News, all three nations implementing further restrictions have announced the closure of nightclubs, with Wales and Northern Ireland imposing the restriction on Boxing Day while Scotland allowed one day of reprieve, only forcing closures from the December 27th. All three nations will also limit the number of people allowed to meet in certain hospitality venues, with Scotland limiting it to three households max in venues that serve alcohol, while Northern Ireland and Wales will limit meetings in hospitality settings to a maximum of six people. Northern Ireland will allow up to 10 to meet in such a setting, so long as all...
    The man who broke into the grounds of Windsor Castle as the Queen and her family celebrated Christmas was armed with a crossbow, newspaper sources claim. “Security controllers monitoring the CCTV couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted the man carrying what appeared to be a crossbow and scrambled armed police to the scene immediately as a top-level emergency,” said a security source quoted by the left-leaning Sunday Mirror. “A full-scale protection plan was executed to ensure the safety of the Queen, who was in her personal quarters,” the source continued, saying that it was “a really professional response from everyone” but “hugely alarming to witness the intruder on the scene.” “There were real concerns the situation could have massively escalated having such a dangerous weapon to deal with,” they said, adding that “everyone breathed a huge sight of relief” when it emerged that he had been detained apparently without violence. The right-leaning Sun on Sunday also quoted a security source as saying they had been “told the man had a crossbow” — although the official police from Thames Valley Police,...
    Spain’s Catalonia region is to impose a “very restrictive” curfew in an attempt to reduce coronavirus cases, despite protests from the public prosecutor. A curfew is to be imposed in Catalonia, which has a strong independence movement and a broad degree of autonomy from Spain’s central government in Madrid, from Thursday evening, with the aim of curbing the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. This is despite protests from the Catalan public prosecutor that not enough evidence has been given to justify the draconian restrictions. The news comes after a Spanish government announcement that mask-wearing would become compulsory outdoors across the entire country, despite many medical experts believing the measure to be largely ineffective. Initially announced on Monday, the curfew was approved on Thursday by Catalonia’s High Court, according to a report by CatalanNews. This is despite the region’s public prosecutor protesting that the measures limit fundamental freedoms in a way that was not justified. A report from the prosecutor said that the measures passed by the High Court are “severe, extensive, very restrictive, intense and generalized that have not been...
    London’s Metropolitan Police have referred themselves to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after complaints about their refusal to alleged lockdown-busting Christmas parties at the Prime Minister’s residence. The police declined to investigate an alleged party that took place at Downing Street on the 18th of December 2020, at a time when work Christmas parties were banned by the government and London was in Tier 3 lockdown, which banned residents from different households mixing indoors. The alleged party came to light nearly a year later on November 30th when the press reported that a party of between 40-50 people took place in Downing Street. This was shortly followed by a clip being leaked to the media which showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former press secretary, Allegra Stratton, joking about the alleged gathering. The leaked recording showed a rehearsal press briefing from December 22nd, 2020, four days after the event took place and revealed around a dozen Number 10 staff joking about “cheese and wine” and the fact that the event “definitely was not socially distanced”. This exposé prompted Ms Stratton’s resignation....
    An Irish grandmother who violated the nation’s mask mandate is to spend Christmas behind bars after being sentenced to a year in prison. Margaret Buttimer, a 66-year-old grandmother, will spend this Christmas behind bars after being sentenced to one year in prison for violating Ireland’s mask mandate, with six months of the sentence being suspended. The grandmother was initially imprisoned last week after breaching her bail terms by going Christmas shopping, having been ordered to stay away from stores. According to a report by the Irish Examiner, Buttimer was sentenced after being found guilty of not wearing a mask in a restaurant. The judge presiding over the case made reference to what he called the grandmother’s “absurd selfishness” and “willful disregard of others”. He also refused to hand down community service to the woman, claiming that it would be contradictory to do so as she was engaging in “persistent community disservice”. The 66-year-old now has multiple convictions for breaching public health guidelines, having been jailed twice for her actions. Buttimer had no previous convictions prior to the pandemic, according to the Irish Independent....
    LONDON (AP) – Nations across Europe are moving to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, triggering calls for protests from Paris to Barcelona. As case numbers escalated, alarmed ministers in France, and Austria tightened travel restrictions. Paris cancelled its New Year’s Eve fireworks. Denmark closed theatres, concert halls, amusement parks, and museums. Ireland imposed an 8 p.m. curfew on pubs and bars and limited attendance at indoor and outdoor events. Irish prime minister Micheál Martin captured the sense of the continent in an address to the nation, saying the new restrictions were needed to protect lives and livelihoods from the resurgent virus. “None of this is easy,” Martin said Friday night. “We are all exhausted with COVID and the restrictions it requires. The twists and turns, the disappointments and the frustrations take a heavy toll on everyone. But it is the reality that we are dealing with.” Other nations may go further still. Dutch government ministers are meeting Saturday to discuss advice from a panel of experts who...
    The Danish government is hammering out a deal to transfer hundreds of foreign criminals to a prison rented and run by the Danish authorities in Kosovo. The Muslim-majority Balkan territory, whose bloody declaration of independence from Serbia a few years after a NATO bombing campaign against what was then Yugoslavia remains unrecognised by many countries including EU member-states Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia, Spain, and Romania, is in advanced talks to take around 300 of 368 foreign prisoners in Denmark who have been scheduled for deportation. The scheme would see foreigners transferred to the overseas prison, which would have “physical conditions that basically correspond to those in Danish prisons”, from 2023, according to a Danish government paper cited by The Times, which suggests the facility would be Danish-run and subject to Danish law. Eris Hana, a member of the Kosovar negotiating team who serves as a senior legal adviser to the Ministry of Justice in the country, has said the Danes will sweeten the deal with donations of “more than 60 million euros [$68 million] for 10 years,” which the Associated Press suggests will be...
    ROME (AP) – Pope Francis doubled down Saturday on his efforts to quash the old Latin Mass, forbidding the celebration of some sacraments according to the ancient rite in his latest salvo against conservatives and traditionalists. The Vatican’s liturgy office issued a document that clarified some questions that arose after Francis in July took the extraordinary step of reimposing restrictions on celebrating the so-called Tridentine Rite. Francis’ July move outraged conservatives and traditionalists, given it amounted to a direct reversal of one of the singular policies of Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict in 2007 had relaxed the restrictions on celebrating the Latin Mass in a bid to reconcile with a breakaway group of traditionalists who were opposed to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Francis said in July he had to reverse course because Benedict’s 2007 decision had divided the church and been exploited by conservatives on ideological grounds. Pope Francis cracked down on conservative Catholics on Friday, repealing inclusive measures by his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI and imposing new restrictions on the traditional...
    The Polish government says migrants are attacking their border patrol with “full aggression” on the Belarusian frontier, arming themselves with a variety of makeshift weapons. “Although the numbers [attempting to cross] change, the methods remain the same – migrants, always in groups, encouraged and directly aided by Belarusian services – storm the Polish border with full aggression,” said Stanisław Żaryn, Director of the National Security Department, in an update on the border crisis received by Breitbart London. “Stones and rubble delivered by Belarusians, logs, metal poles from destroyed border fencing are used as weapons against the Polish border patrols,” Żaryn said, sharing several tweets from Polish government accounts from recent days showing the damage done to border fortifications by would-be illegal immigrants and footage of Polish forces being attacked and verbally abused. Żaryn noted that the “hybrid operation by the regime of A[lexander] Lukashenko, with a silent support of the Kremlin” — as Poland and its EU and NATO allies see the crisis — is persisting “regardless of the fact that it has become less spectacular” than it was in November; indeed...
    MOSCOW (AP) – A homemade bomb detonated in a school attached to an Orthodox convent has wounded 12 people, including a 15-year-old, Russian authorities were reported as saying said Monday. They said the suspected bomber was an 18-year-old former student of the school. The man survived and is currently in intensive care. The explosion occurred in the Vladychny convent in Serpukhov, 105 kilometres outside of Moscow, Russian state news agency TASS reported. Media reports suggest that the teenager may have been motivated by hatred of the teachers and nuns. Staff and students have been evacuated from the scene. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened an investigation. Follow Breitbart London on Facebook: Breitbart London  
    Former U.S. President Barack Obama has been coaching Britain’s leftist Labour Party on how best to take power during the next election. Britain’s left-wing Labour party — which like Obama campaigned heavily against Brexit in the past — has received coaching from the former American president on how best to regain political power. Mr Obama hosted two senior Labour MPs, party leader Sir Keir Starmer and controversial Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, in Washington, going over how Labour can best achieve power as a “progressive” party. While the exact contents of the meeting, which lasted two hours, remains unknown, Lammy reports that the issues of media and campaign funding were both prominently discussed. “It really is about how progressive parties win and how Labour can fight back in an environment where our opponents have 10-to-one more funds than us,” the MP told The Observer. “Obviously, in the United States there is Fox News, but we have similar challenges in the UK,” he claimed. “Getting our message across and learning collectively is really important.” Lammy also said that Labour was encouraged...
    VIENNA (AP) – Children from 5 to 11 years old will be eligible to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine doses this week in Berlin, health officials said Sunday, joining other German states in opening up appointments to younger children. The children in that age group will be able to get a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot in Berlin’s mass vaccination centres in schools, doctors’ offices and even at the city’s Natural History Museum. The news comes days after Germany´s independent vaccination advisory panel said Thursday it was recommending vaccination for children age 5 to 11 with preexisting conditions or who are in close contact with vulnerable people. Children in this age group should receive two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine three to six weeks apart, the panel said. The panel, known by its German acronym STIKO, added that young children without preexisting conditions can be vaccinated if there is an “individual desire” to do so – a step short of advising that all children in that age group get the shots. It Begins: Germany Fast Tracks Vax Mandate for Hospital...
    Abdul Elahi, a serial blackmailer who targeted 2,000 victims online, forcing them to self-harm and engage in paedophilic activity, was jailed after admitting 158 charges committed against 72 victims. Abdul Elahi, 26, forced his victims, around 550 of whom were British, to send degrading images of themselves or others to him. The National Crime Agency (NCA), roughly equivalent to America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said that Elahi would target vulnerable people, such the underage and people in debt, by posing as a wealthy individual on ‘sugar daddy’ websites and promising large sums of cash for indecent photos. After he obtained the photos, Elahi would use them as blackmail to extort more extreme photos and horrific videos from his victims, demanding that they film themselves self-harming and/or physically abusing young children and younger siblings, for example. If victims refused to send Elahi what he demanded he would become aggressive and threaten to send their explicit photos and videos to their families and friends. When his victims begged for mercy or said they were suicidal, Elahi would laugh at and ridicule them. Paedophile Abdul...
    PARIS (AP) – France has opened 400 investigations into networks providing fake COVID-19 health passes, the interior minister said Sunday, as virus-related hospitalizations rise sharply across the country. The case of a woman with the virus who died in a Paris regional hospital after showing a false vaccine certificate has drawn attention in French media in recent days. The hospital’s intensive care chief said they would have given the woman immediate antibody treatment had they known that she wasn´t vaccinated. Authorities have identified several thousand fake COVID-19 health passes in use around France, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Sunday on RTL radio. He said some 400 investigations have been opened into peddling fake passes, including some “connected to health professionals.” He didn’t say how many people have been arrested so far, or provide details. Teen Arrested for Using President Macron’s Personal Vaccine Pass QR Code https://t.co/Jk5TnGjUZX — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 12, 2021 The government is tightening the rules on the passes, required to enter all restaurants and a growing number of events and venues. To get one, people must...
    Serb politicians have taken the first steps towards seceding from Muslim-majority Bosnia and Herzegovina in a move that could see the return of ethnic violence in the Balkans. The National Assembly of the Republika Srpska — a Serbian-majority autonomous region within Bosnia and Herzegovina — voted on Friday to begin the process of opting out of the Bosnian army, security services, judiciary, and tax system. The move is a substantial step towards complete secession, which runs the risks of reigniting the extreme ethnic violence last seen during the Bosnian War. Over 100,000 people died during the nearly four-year conflict, which saw the capital city of Sarajevo undergo a siege over three times longer than the siege of Stalingrad during the Second World War. The United States has recently stepped up attempts to bring the region under control, with The Guardian reporting that the U.S. is exploring the possibility of implementing more sanctions against the Serbs. PICS: Bosnian Authorities Demolish Orthodox Church on Muslim Womans Land https://t.co/LpC0UC3aey — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 5, 2021 Serb leader Milorad Dodik, who has already had his...
    The mask mandate in England has been massively expanded today as part of a range of new restrictions announced on Wednesday. The newly expanded mandate, which was announced by an embattled Boris Johnson on Wednesday, is part of new ‘Plan B’ restrictions put in place in England to combat the rise in Covid cases. Rules regarding face coverings in retail settings and on public transport had already been implemented last month, with the new rules set to massively expand on those requirements. According to the BBC, masks will now also be mandatory in cinemas, theatres, indoor stadiums, museums, and places of worship. Exemptions are in place for eating and singing, however, with masks remaining optional in restaurants, pubs, and bars. Additional ‘Plan B’ measures that are to be implemented include work from home guidance as well as the implementation of domestic Covid passports for certain events in England. Covid passes have already been imposed by devolved governments in the United Kingdom’s other Home Nations. Conservatives Rebel Over BoJo’s Vax Mandate ‘Political Suicide’ https://t.co/2OW0OfcjhO — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 9, 2021...
    Anti-mass migration activist and former spokeswoman for the group Generation Identitaire Thaïs d’Escufon has reported that a North African man broke into her home and sexually assaulted her. Ms d’Escufon stated that a North African man claiming to be Tunisian followed her home, taking advantage of the fact she was wearing earphones at the time to tack her unnoticed. “The man surely stayed behind my back and rushed into the apartment as soon as I turned the key,” she told the newspaper, Le Figaro. According to d’Escufon, the man told her, after assaulting her, that “I know that in France, you think that all Arabs are evil, I am not like that, I swear before God.” He then picked up all his cigarette butts in order not to leave any traces of himself at her apartment. France Sees Surge of Rape, Murder, and Violence in 2019 https://t.co/q2bgDv2SkY — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 19, 2020 Ms d’Escufon said she felt terrified but managed to call the police, saying she “was extremely lucky.” Despite the French government dissolving Generation Identitaire earlier this year over hate...
    A proposed ban on conversion therapy in the United Kingdom has been delayed after widespread criticism from religious and medical professionals. The government has extended the consultation period regarding the proposed ban on conversion therapy by eight weeks, after widespread criticism that the bill could impede the teaching of religious faith and the work of medical professionals. According to a post on an official government website, the reason for the extension is “to ensure anyone who has not yet responded” to the request for consultation “has the opportunity to do so”. However, according to The Telegraph, officials simply had not anticipated how “sensitive and complex” issues surrounding the ban are, being “shocked” by some of the responses. It is feared that any potential ban on conversion therapy, which is aimed at preventing attempts to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity through speech or action, will criminalise the teaching of certain religious beliefs in the United Kingdom. “It shouldn’t be illegal for Christians to teach their faith, or for people to pray for their friends,” argues the Christian Institute. “But that’s clearly...
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s press chief, Jack Doyle, allegedly spoke at the 18th of December “party” that No 10 claimed didn’t happen, according to multiple reports. Several news outlets including ITV have reported that Prime Minister Johnson’s press secretary Jack Doyle spoke to a crowd of 20-30 people at the alleged party, claimed to have taken place on December 18th last year. It is also alleged that Doyle gave out “thank you awards” to Number 10 staffers at this event, which took place just two days after London went into a lockdown where social events and the mixing of different households was prohibited. Doyle’s handing out of “thank you awards”, if confirmed, would add to the growing evidence that the government’s claims that a gathering constituting a “party” did not take place — or that such any such gathering that did occur would have followed the coronavirus legislation. Alongside Doyle’s alleged awards, an anonymous BBC source has claimed that there was food, drink, and party games at the event. Further complicating matters for Prime Minister Johnson, a video has leaked showing senior Downing Street staff...
    The Polish government has released more footage of illegal migrants trying to cross the frontier from Belarus, hurling objects and insults at border guards. Thousands of mostly Middle Eastern and South Asian migrants have been pressing upon the borders of Poland and the neighbouring Baltic States of Lithuania and Latvia — all members of the European Union and NATO — for months, having been allowed into Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarus as tourists with the express purpose of having them head west as migrants to destabilise the EU. Low-level clashes have continued along the frontier since the last major attempt to force the border was made in mid-November, when hundreds of migrants attacked Polish border guards, police officers, and soldiers including territorial reservists with missiles and even stun grenades and were beaten back with tear gas and water cannon. Footage of one of the more recent smaller clashes was released by Poland’s Ministry of National Defence on December 9th, and shows migrants who have become aggressive after being caught approaching Polish border fortifications from the Belarusian side under the cover of darkness. “Fuck...
    Sammy Mahdi, Belgium’s Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, has stated that up to 70 per cent of “child” migrants submitted for age testing by the government turn out to be adults. Mahdi commented this week on the situation regarding so-called unaccompanied minors after it was revealed that a migrant arrival centre run by the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (Fedasil) in Brussels had become so overwhelmed that it was not able to accept some migrants, with around 15 being turned away for the first time since 2015. “I have specifically asked Fedasil to accommodate all minors. This situation is unacceptable and I will personally ensure that their reception is respected. Better to take an adult’s bed, than not to have a bed at all,” Mahdi said, according to a Sudinfo report. “In the meantime, the Guardianship Service must urgently do what is expected of it: carry out age tests. In case of doubt, 70 per cent of them turn out to be adults. But if we have to wait months for an answer, these adult asylum...