Category Archives: United Kingdom

UK | Julian Assange has been arrested for US extradition; the time to act is now

by Caitlin Johnstone

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and taken into custody by the London’s Metropolitan police, just as WikiLeaks warned days ago was about to happen. Assange’s lawyer Jen Robinson reports that his arrest is related to an extradition request from the United States, which the British government has until now refused to admit exists.

Iraq: How We were Lied into War

by Eric Margolis

Sixteen years ago, the US and Britain committed a crime of historic proportion, the invasion and destruction of Iraq. It was as egregious an aggression as Nazi Germany’s 1939 invasion of Poland.

Large numbers of Iraqi civilians died from 2003-2007. Iraq’s water and sewage systems were bombed, causing widespread cholera. The UN estimated 500,000 Iraqi children alone died as a result. Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State, said it was ‘a price worth paying.’

UK | Pure: Ten Points I Just Can’t Believe About the Official Skripal Narrative

by Craig Murray

I still do not know what happened in the Skripal saga, which perhaps might more respectfully be termed the Sturgess saga. I cannot believe the Russian account of Boshirov and Petrov, because if those were their real identities, those identities would have been firmly established and displayed by now. But that does not mean they attempted to kill the Skripals, and there are many key elements to the official British account which are also simply incredible.

UK | Brexit: EU leaders decide UK’s fate behind closed doors as Theresa May secures Article 50 extension

by Jon Stone

Theresa May was left waiting while European leaders decided the future of Brexit behind closed doors.

The prime minister had hoped to be handed an extension of the Article 50 period until 30 June before making a statement from Brussels in the early evening.

UK | Theresa May writes to EU seeking Brexit extension until June 30th

Theresa May has asked the European Union for an extension to article 50 delaying Brexit by three months, after a revolt among pro-leave ministers and MPs that threatened her premiership.