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London police spend £9.4mn on lethal weapons to fight terrorism

Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 12:37 London’s Metropolitan Police has massively increased spending on weapons as terrorists vow to launch attacks on Britain’s streets. Read more Spending on the Met arsenal rose six-fold last year from about £1.6 million to £9.4 million (US$2 million to US$12 million) as calls from ...

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Britain fights for right to field ‘killer robots’ in direct defiance of UN

The UK will oppose a preemptive ban on ‘killer robots’, despite widespread calls in the UN to prohibit the use of ‘murder machines’. Britain fights for right to field ‘killer robots’ in direct defiance of UN Read more The UK will oppose a preemptive ban on ‘killer robots’, despite widespread ...

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Unexplained sex party death: Man found dead, woman unconscious in Kent woodland

A man was found dead and a woman unconscious in woodland near the site of a sex festival which took place near the Kent town of Tunbridge Wells over the weekend. Police say they found the unresponsive man, believed to be in his fifties, after they arrived at the scene ...

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Michael Fallon welcomes US promise to keep more troops in Afghanistan

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has praised Donald Trump’s promise to keep US troops in Afghanistan after fears he was planning to pull them out. The president, going against what he had said during the election campaign, announced on Monday that the US would not withdraw personnel as doing so ...

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Pro-Palestine activists who shut down UK-based Israeli drone factory face jail

Five activists are potentially facing jail after blockading an Israeli arms factory in the English West Midlands earlier this year, forcing it to close for two days. The UK activists are accused of breaching the Trade Union and Labor Relations Act. Read more They face at least six months in ...

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Britain splurges on warships, subs & drones… but may cut troops to plug £30bn black hole

The British military could see its troop numbers slashed again to fund spending on state-of-the-art warships, submarines and unmanned drones, it has been revealed. While Britain has focused on keeping up with global competitors, to boast of its military might, the funding gap in the defense budget has grown into ...

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Is British democracy broken? Election monitors issue damning verdict on 2017 vote

British democracy needs a dramatic overhaul following this year’s “hold your nose” general election that saw 6.5 million people voting tactically rather than for what they truly believe in, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has said. Its new research – The 2017 General Election Report – offers a damning analysis ...

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'Wannabe PM' Jacob Rees-Mogg has raked in £4mn since becoming MP

Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has been tipped as a possible successor to Theresa May, has raked in a staggering £4 million since becoming an MP seven years ago. Read more The North-East Somerset MP became co-founder of Somerset Capital Management (SCM) back in 2007, and is one of the ...

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EU enabling ‘free movement of terrorists’ – Farage

Free movement around the European Union (EU) allows terrorists to easily cross international borders and commit mass murder, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said. Security forces across the bloc are currently hunting for a terrorist linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) after he rammed a van into tourists ...

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Will Britain’s crackdown on internet trolls undermine freedom of speech?

Published time: 21 Aug, 2017 12:35 New measures designed to crack down on hate crime could have a “chilling effect” on freedom of speech, warn civil liberties campaigners. Fresh guidelines issued on Monday by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) would see online abuse treated with the same “robust and proactive” ...

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