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A year on.

Still no plan for Leaving.

What an achievement.

I was watching something with my mum about how there is going to be a shortage of fruit & veg pockets after Brexit, and her response was: "Well, they shouldn't grow so much stuff then. They're just trying to be greedy and make loads of money". She is a classic Leave voter who is going around with her fingers in her ears going lalala can't hear you, Brexit is one of the worst things to happen to Britain, but also one of the best to have happened to British politics. UKIP died overnight, the Tories have been exposed as the cunts they are, and Labour showed itself to be a strong - and now even stronger - opposition, bringing back socialist politics. Britain is fucked, but now right-wing populism has gone down the drain in UK, at least for now.

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Angela Merkel and Donald Tusk were not impressed by Theresa's "offer"   ...

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40378913

 

 

 

European leaders have criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit - with one senior figure claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was "below expectations" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been "no breakthrough". Theresa May conceded there were differences between the two sides.

But the prime minister said those who had "made their lives and homes" in the UK would have their rights guaranteed. She also suggested that while rights would be enforced by British courts, they could also be enshrined in international law if the agreement was included in the final treaty of withdrawal. Both the UK and the rest of the EU say they want to come to an arrangement to secure the status of the 3.2 million EU citizens in the UK and the estimated 1.2 million Britons living in EU countries.

Under plans announced on Thursday by Mrs May, the UK envisages giving all EU citizens the right to stay after the UK's exit - due on 30 March 2019 - and granting those resident for at the least five years the same rights to welfare, pensions and education as UK citizens. However, no cut-off date for the package has been specified by Downing Street and further details of the plans will not be released until Monday.

The offer has received a mixed response from EU leaders with some describing it as a "good start" but calling for more detail. Speaking at a joint press conference with French president Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was a "long way to go". "That was a good beginning but - and I'm trying to word this very carefully - it was not a breakthrough," she said.

"We don't want a wedge to be driven between us. We do want to make our interests very clear and if there is no guarantee for the full freedoms, then this exercise will have to lead to a situation where there are certain effects on the future relationship between the UK and the 27 member states."

Mr Tusk, who represents the other EU 27 nations, said the EU would "analyse line by line" the UK's proposals when they were published in full but his "first impression is that the UK's offer is below our expectations and that it risks worsening the situation of citizens". And Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta - who currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU - warned of people being "treated differently" depending on when they arrived in the UK.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-hard-theresa-may-tory-labour-lib-dems-eu-mps-remain-alliance-defeat-a7805581.html

Hard Brexit under threat as MPs from all parties plan alliance to defeat Theresa May's plans

'Certainly, the threat of losing a vote will weigh very heavily on the Government’s mind,’ says Tory MP Anna Soubry

 

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MPs from all parties are already planning an alliance to defeat Theresa May’s plans for a hard Brexit, just days into the new Parliament. Strategies to amend future legislation – including a key immigration bill – to force ministers to listen to business groups and to show the EU that Parliament wants a “softer” exit are being drawn up, The Independent has learned.

One Conservative MP said the aim was to give confidence to “bullied” ministers who are reluctant to “speak out”, despite sharing the view that the Prime Minister’s plans put Britain on the road to disaster. Another MP outlined the importance of convincing Brussels that Parliament can “coordinate” to present a different, more EU-friendly policy to that of the Government.

“It would really show how power has shifted if Parliament can coordinate itself – and that’s not impossible,” the MP said. Pro-EU Tory Anna Soubry told The Independent: “We are talking to each other and will continue to talk to each other – this is something that transcends normal party political considerations. “It doesn’t have to be about forcing votes, but it may come to that. Certainly, the threat of losing a vote will weigh very heavily on the Government’s mind.”

The threat emerged as Ms May suffered a bruising encounter in Brussels, where the EU torpedoed her “generous offer” on the fate of EU citizens, warning it would make their situation worse. Some of the MPs want to keep Britain in the EU single market and customs union, although others involved may not be not willing to go that far.

One target will be the Immigration Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, because the extent of new controls could be crucial in determining how close Britain can stay to the single market. The Independent, along with Open Britain, has campaigned for Ms May to drop the target of reducing annual net migration to tens of thousands.

Another MP spoke of giving voice to changing public opinion, amid the first evidence that some people who voted Leave a year ago are changing their minds. Ms Soubry added: “I am up for working with everybody. Hopefully something concrete will come out of it, because this is the most important thing that’s been done in decades.”

She said she was in contact with some of the 34 Labour MPs who, this week, challenged Jeremy Corbyn to change course by fighting to stay in the single market. Chris Leslie, a former Labour minister, said: “There are discussions informally and my door is always open to MPs from any party, because we have got to put the country first.”

Fellow Labour MP Chuka Umunna MP said: “I know there are many Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and others who reject the Prime Minister’s plan for a chaotic, ideological Brexit, and agree with me that working people will be better off by the UK staying in the single market and customs union.”

Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat leadership contender, has also spoken of how “tribal differences between the parties have broken down”, as Brexit looms. "Informally all kinds of networks are being established and I have been sounded out by several of them,” Sir Vince said.

“There are a lot of Conservative MPs who may not have put up a flag called Remain but are very, very worried about the more extreme options on the table and would like to keep either the customs union, or the single market, or both.” MPs from all parties recognise the greater opportunities for Parliament to wield influence, after the Conservatives lost their majority at the general election.

With no fewer than eight Brexit bills planned, crunch votes loom on future customs arrangements, agriculture and other issues, as well as on immigration controls. The discussions are tentative until Ms May has passed her Queen’s Speech next week – with the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party, she still expects to do so.

Two former Tory cabinet ministers have also made clear their determination to put together a “sensible cross-party majority” to head off the economic damage from refusing to compromise in the exit talks. Ken Clarke told the Commons it could “easily command” the future agenda, if MPs put aside party rivalries and worked together. “Let us show that we can rise above things. I am glad to know that channels are already open to the Liberals and the Labour party – as well as the Scottish National Party, I am sure,” the veteran MP said.

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve backed him, saying: “If we do not get this right, we will be in very serious trouble. The question is how Parliament goes about ensuring that we come to the right outcome.” The cross-party challenge presents a further headache for Ms May, after Britain caved in to the EU on its attempt to force an immediate start to talks on future trade.

Those negotiations will only take place if and when the EU judges “enough progress” has been made on the rights of EU citizens, the size of Britain’s “divorce bill” and the Irish border, Brexit Secretary David Davis conceded.

 

 

 

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I watched the movie Paddington yesterday.  I had a lazy afternoon and outside was so hot I decided to watch some light films.  Was so surprised how the message of Paddington is in fact a cry about the state of UK (and other countries,  let's face it)  regarding immigrants and refugees.  A film for kids but with a very serious message. In the end the Peruvian refugee discovered how hard it was to find open people in a country that was famous for its open mind. 

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Parliament hit by cyber attack as hackers attempt to access MPs' email accounts

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Hackers launch 'sustained and determined attack' on all parliamentary user accounts 

Hackers have targeted Parliament’s email system in an attempt to access the accounts of hundreds of MPs, Lords, aides and staff.

Security services to shut down access for anyone not in Westminster as part of efforts to secure the network.

“The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary spokesperson told The Independent.

“We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). 

“We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the necessary steps to protect our systems.”

MPs were told of the cyber attack on Friday night and said they were unable to access their emails the following morning.

An email sent to everyone using a parliamentary address said “unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyber attack” had been discovered.

“Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in attempt to identify weak passwords,” said a message seen by the Huffington Post.

“These attempts specifically were trying to gain access to users’ emails.”

It said changes had been made to the system to prevent the attackers gaining access, shutting down remove access to emails and unspecified services via mobile one, but access to systems on the Westminster state itself was unaffected. 

It came days after reports that Russian hackers had put passwords belonging to senior ministers, ambassadors and senior police officers up for sale online.

Two lists of stolen data included the log-in details of 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and more than 1,000 Foreign Office officials, The Times reported.

The information was believed to have been stolen from LinkedIn, MySpace and other smaller sites, with many passwords “easy to guess” incorporating memorable numbers and relatives’ names.

Official guidance from the NCSCs states that hackers use software that automatically predicts minor variations to passwords including the substitution of letters for numbers, warning not worsen vulnerability by using the same password for accounts at work and home.

Members of the Commons and Lords were giving out alternative contact details on Saturday as the security services continued their work.

Fears of a cyber attack on Parliament increased following the successful hacks targeting emails related to Hillary Clinton and Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaigns.

The UK was also rocked by the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit computers running outdated versions of Microsoft Windows around the world last month.

Infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, it had a devastating effect on the NHS as computers were left displaying only a page demanding bitcoin payments to de-crypt files.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/parliament-cyber-attack-mp-email-accounts-houses-commons-politicians-security-police-a7806456.html

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Considering the amount of government body's that can get unwarranted access to my emails I struggle to be sympathetic, I'd be more interested to see their internet history.

According to reports they got passwords from things like myspace?

Bunch of out of touch fucking idiots as expected.

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Did this thread go on holiday along with me? :bad: :wow:

Filthy racist TORY MP suspended (not expelled of course) from party for using the N-WORD...

Tory MP Anne Marie Morris Recorded Saying Brexit No Deal Is A ‘N***** In A Woodpile’

No reaction from other Tory MPs on the panel.

A Tory Brexiteer has described the UK leaving the EU without a deal as a “real n*****r in the woodpile” at a meeting of eurosceptics in Central London.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot since 2010, made the astonishing remark while discussing what financial services deal the UK could strike with Brussels after 2019.

Despite using the racist term, none of her fellow panelists, including Tory MPs Bill Cash and John Redwood, reacted. 

After saying just 7% of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit, Morris said: “Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.

“Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?”

After HuffPost UK published her remarks, Morris said: “The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”

Asked about the MP’s comments, Theresa May told the Commons: “I think it is beholden on us all to ensure we use appropriate language at all times.” 

The comments came at the launch of a report into the future for the UK’s lucrative financial sector after Brexit on Monday lunchtime.

The launch was held at the exclusive East India Club in St James Square, a few hundred yards from the Mall, and organised by the Politeia group - which describes itself as “A forum for social and economic thinking”.

Audience member Colton Richards was appalled by Morris’s comments.

He told HuffPost UK: “It was disgusting to hear those comments by somebody in public life.

“It was almost as though she felt like she was talking to her friends in a private audience.”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “This disgusting comment belongs in the era of the Jim Crow laws and has no place in our parliament.

“The Conservative Party should withdraw the whip from Anne Marie Morris and they should do it today. 

“Every hour they leave her in place, is a stain on them and the so called ‘compassionate conservatism’ they supposedly espouse.

“I am utterly shocked that this person represents the good people of Newton Abbot.

“Even if she misspoke this is the nastiest thing I’ve heard an MP utter since Lord Dixon Smith uttered the same awful phrase a few years ago.”

 

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^  Dreadful that none of her party members even reacted to her disgusting racism.  :wacko:  

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An American bank with 16,000 UK staff has warned that up to three-quarters of its workforce could be transferred to EU countries after Brexit, in a fresh blow for the City.

JP Morgan could see thousands of its bankers moved across the Channel once Britain cuts ties with Brussels, the lender's chief executive said.

Jamie Dimon said current plans allowed for "several hundred" of the bank's UK jobs to move to the EU after Britain's divorce from the bloc.

But he warned that that number could balloon.

"If the EU determines over time that they want to start to move a lot more jobs out of London and into the EU, they can simply dictate that," he said during a panel discussion at the Paris Europlace International Financial Forum on Tuesday.

The banking boss explained the majority of the bank's UK operations are actually aimed at serving clients across the EU27, putting the majority of those positions at risk of being moved out of the country.

"We have 16,000 people in the UK but ... 75 per cent of that is servicing EU companies, and if regulators say one day, you know, 'we're not comfortable with your risk people, your lawyers, your compliance being in the UK' they can make us move it.

"So we will simply be subject to what they do down the road."

JP Morgan revealed earlier this year it would be anchoring its EU operations in three cities, including Dublin, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.

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On 23/06/2017 at 3:24 PM, BrendanT1993 said:

A year on.

Still no plan for Leaving.

What an achievement.

I was watching something with my mum about how there is going to be a shortage of fruit & veg pockets after Brexit, and her response was: "Well, they shouldn't grow so much stuff then. They're just trying to be greedy and make loads of money". She is a classic Leave voter who is going around with her fingers in her ears going lalala can't hear you, Brexit is one of the worst things to happen to Britain, but also one of the best to have happened to British politics. UKIP died overnight, the Tories have been exposed as the cunts they are, and Labour showed itself to be a strong - and now even stronger - opposition, bringing back socialist politics. Britain is fucked, but now right-wing populism has gone down the drain in UK, at least for now.

Labour aren't as strong as they probably think they are. If nothing else over the last couple of years, the UK electorate have shown themselves to be very fickle in how they vote. 

We're no longer in the days of straightforward left / right voters with more and more people willing to switch their vote. May saw a massive majority disappear very quickly thanks to a few bad calls including get surprise social care bill. 

Corbyn is presiding over a split party and got a lot of protest votes but still didn't win. His recent success will disappear quickly if he goes too far left.

But yes, thanks to brexit things are a complete mess made worse by May's stupid election.

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13 hours ago, jonski43 said:

Labour aren't as strong as they probably think they are. If nothing else over the last couple of years, the UK electorate have shown themselves to be very fickle in how they vote. 

We're no longer in the days of straightforward left / right voters with more and more people willing to switch their vote. May saw a massive majority disappear very quickly thanks to a few bad calls including get surprise social care bill. 

Corbyn is presiding over a split party and got a lot of protest votes but still didn't win. His recent success will disappear quickly if he goes too far left.

But yes, thanks to brexit things are a complete mess made worse by May's stupid election.

 

Agreed

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On 11/07/2017 at 2:28 PM, Kim said:

Did this thread go on holiday along with me? :bad: :wow:

Filthy racist TORY MP suspended (not expelled of course) from party for using the N-WORD...

Tory MP Anne Marie Morris Recorded Saying Brexit No Deal Is A ‘N***** In A Woodpile’

No reaction from other Tory MPs on the panel.

A Tory Brexiteer has described the UK leaving the EU without a deal as a “real n*****r in the woodpile” at a meeting of eurosceptics in Central London.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot since 2010, made the astonishing remark while discussing what financial services deal the UK could strike with Brussels after 2019.

Despite using the racist term, none of her fellow panelists, including Tory MPs Bill Cash and John Redwood, reacted. 

After saying just 7% of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit, Morris said: “Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.

“Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?”

After HuffPost UK published her remarks, Morris said: “The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”

Asked about the MP’s comments, Theresa May told the Commons: “I think it is beholden on us all to ensure we use appropriate language at all times.” 

The comments came at the launch of a report into the future for the UK’s lucrative financial sector after Brexit on Monday lunchtime.

The launch was held at the exclusive East India Club in St James Square, a few hundred yards from the Mall, and organised by the Politeia group - which describes itself as “A forum for social and economic thinking”.

Audience member Colton Richards was appalled by Morris’s comments.

He told HuffPost UK: “It was disgusting to hear those comments by somebody in public life.

“It was almost as though she felt like she was talking to her friends in a private audience.”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “This disgusting comment belongs in the era of the Jim Crow laws and has no place in our parliament.

“The Conservative Party should withdraw the whip from Anne Marie Morris and they should do it today. 

“Every hour they leave her in place, is a stain on them and the so called ‘compassionate conservatism’ they supposedly espouse.

“I am utterly shocked that this person represents the good people of Newton Abbot.

“Even if she misspoke this is the nastiest thing I’ve heard an MP utter since Lord Dixon Smith uttered the same awful phrase a few years ago.”

 

 

 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/theresa-may-health-cuts-nhs-local-budgets-analysis-public-sexual-stis-syphilis-kings-fund-85-million-a7836086.html

Theresa May to oversee £85m in cuts to public health budgets this year, analysis reveals

Doctors warn cuts will have a ‘damaging impact on people’s health and wellbeing’ and cost the NHS more in the long-run

 

Theresa May has been accused of taking her “eye off the ball” over public health as it was revealed budgets for a range of services including sexual health and help to stop smoking face new cuts of £85m. Local authorities in England are being forced to spend more than 5 per cent less this year on public health initiatives than in 2013-14, according to a new analysis from the King’s Fund.

David Buck, the health think tank’s senior fellow in policy, used data from local governments and the Department of Communities to calculate that planned spending on sexual health services has fallen by £64m, or 10 per cent, over the past four years.

He said cutting spending on sexual health services is "the falsest of false economies and is storing up problems for the future” – especially given recent news that syphilis cases in England have reached their highest level since 1949. The scale of the cuts revealed by the research would be “devastating for the health of the nation”, according to the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), which said it had “grave concerns” about the findings.

Doctors from the British Medical Association also warned the cuts would have a “damaging impact on people’s health and wellbeing” at a time when a third of British people were projected to be obese by 2030 and smoking accounts for about 100,000 deaths a year in the UK.

Mr Buck told The Independent local authorities are not to blame for the new cuts, as “it’s a sign of central government taking their eye off the ball on public health”. Budgets and new responsibilities transferred to councils under the coalition government appeared to be a “real commitment” to public health, but “as austerity bit, the local government budgets were a much easier target, whatever they happened to be, than NHS budgets,” he added.

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On 2017-7-13 at 2:22 AM, XXL said:

I wonder if England & Wales will ever wake up and see how the Tories are dismantling and selling off their health service in front of their very eyes.... before it's too late. 35 BILLION a year on trident nuclear weapons while vital services go to shit.

 

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So have you guys Brexited already? What's going on?

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14 hours ago, Kim said:

I wonder if England & Wales will ever wake up and see how the Tories are dismantling and selling off their health service in front of their very eyes.... before it's too late. 35 BILLION a year on trident nuclear weapons while vital services go to shit

 

It's disgusting when you think how much money gets wasted with these fucking wars in the name of oil and regional resources control under the false flag of democracy exportation or on "humanitarian grounds", which in turn fuels more violence and extremism.

Price tag for those 59 Tomahawk missiles launched on Syria back in April? Next to a couple hundred millions burnt in an hour! How many people can you feed and educate with that?!

They don't push gay men off buildings in Assad's Syria (never mind he was not a dictator up until five min prior, just like Gaddafi, a tragic mess of a Western intervention which we are paying for very dearly in the Mediterranean every single day) or threaten women and God knows what else but they do in Saudi Arabia and the other GCC countries and our leaders are all bowing to that sick Saudi Royal family

They should invest all this money into good education for all and accessible public health and social services for all. No way. They just go ahead with their privatisation plans and are ever more subservient to banks and the likes. Unfortunately it is a cross party thing nowadays. The Left and the Right are not exactly distinguishable anymore. Certainly in Italy

That's why I find someone like Corbyn and his ideas fascinating and refreshing. He made some very good points and called into question Britain's military strategy and allegiances more than any other British politician from the Left in recent memory. And not just on foreign policy issues of course. Central banking is too entangled with private interests these days, same with our elected representatives

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1 hour ago, ULIZOS said:

So have you guys Brexited already? What's going on?

 

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The true implications of Brexit will become even clearer as negotiations with the EU go on. Anyone with any sense knows that it won't end well but once these issues are fully spelled out, I think the public have a right to another referendum before Brexit actually happens to confirm whether we want to go down this route or not.

When the referendum happened, the public were totally ill-informed and even those who were relatively informed still had no idea of the full repercussions of leaving the EU.

It seems only fair to ask the question again once the terms of the agreement are spelled out.

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8 hours ago, BrendanT1993 said:

The true implications of Brexit will become even clearer as negotiations with the EU go on. Anyone with any sense knows that it won't end well but once these issues are fully spelled out, I think the public have a right to another referendum before Brexit actually happens to confirm whether we want to go down this route or not.

When the referendum happened, the public were totally ill-informed and even those who were relatively informed still had no idea of the full repercussions of leaving the EU.

It seems only fair to ask the question again once the terms of the agreement are spelled out.

That is such a good idea but will the EU countries actually give us the choice? We can't just pick and choose and then turn round and say, OK, we'll stay?

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18 hours ago, ULIZOS said:

So have you guys Brexited already? What's going on?

It's taken a year to trigger the mechanism to commence talks about an amicable 'break-up', those talks will take two years or so, then the act itself, then the economic effects will kick in over the next decade or two. Ironic that the ones who voted so voraciously for Brexit (old cunts) are the ones who won't be around to see what they did. All very backwards, all very 'British'.

 

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Strong and stable Britain, with street acupuncture (knifing) and random vile acid attacks by random teenage fucks on the rampage - welcome to a disgracefully fucked up island:

London acid attacks: teenager charged with 15 offences

16-year-old boy to face court over five linked attacks on Thursday night

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged by police investigating five linked acid attacks in London.

The teenager is charged with 15 offences including grievous bodily harm and possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance, the Metropolitan police said. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Stratford youth court on Monday.

Five acid attacks took place in north and east London in less than 90 minutes on Thursday night.

Police said the teenager has been charged with one count of GBH with intent, one count of possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance, three counts of robbery, one count of handling stolen goods, four counts of attempted robbery and five counts of attempted GBH with intent.

Earlier on Saturday, a 15-year-old boy who was arrested at an address in Stoke Newington, north London, on Friday morning on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery was released on bail until a date in early August.

Scotland Yard said the investigation into the attacks is continuing.

Five men – all on mopeds – were allegedly targeted by two moped-riding attackers.

Food delivery rider Jabed Hussain, 32, who works for UberEats, had his moped stolen and his face sprayed with liquid. He was the victim of the night’s first attack at about 10.25pm at traffic lights on Hackney Road, east London, on his way home from work.

Hussain told the Guardian that the area had been the scene of many knife and other violent attacks on delivery drivers in recent months. “First of all, I didn’t realise it was acid; then it started to burn. I saw they wanted to do it again, so I jumped off my bike and tried to hide from them behind cars,” Hussain said.

After his moped was stolen, Hussain ran up to cars stopped at the traffic lights, knocked on windows and begged for help. “I was screaming for help and for water. No one was opening their door or window.”

A female passerby stopped to help Hussain, who was taken to an east London hospital. His injuries are not being treated as life-changing.

“I’m too scared to go back to work,” he told the Press Association. “I’m really scared. I don’t know what to do. My wife, she’s scared. My family’s scared. They were asking me to leave that job, but I love that job.”

Little more than 20 minutes after the first attack, at 10.49pm, a 44-year-old moped driver was sprayed with a searing liquid at the Upper Street junction with Highbury Corner in Islington, north London.

The victim was taken to a hospital in north London. His vehicle was not stolen.
Then at about 11.05pm, police were called after attackers targeted a man in Shoreditch High Street, east London, tossing a substance in his face.

His injuries were not life-threatening and his moped was not stolen, police said.
Within 15 minutes, a corrosive substance was hurled at a man on Upper Clapton Road, causing “life-changing” facial injuries.

Police were called to the scene at 11.18pm. The final assault was reported to police at 11.37pm, when another man was confronted as he sat on his moped in traffic in Chatsworth Road. Liquid was sprayed in his face and his moped was stolen by the attackers, who then fled.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/15/london-acid-attacks-teenager-charged

 

Apparently there is no money tree to avoid making cuts on the police force, on the NHS, on all basic public all important services... but a million for a bunch of retrograde homophobic bigots was readily available.

May-bot ruled Britain is a sinking ship. Who can save its passengers from drowning?

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It's really appalling how IGNORANT politicians in the UK are.  The fact that Brussels had to explain to them that Euratom is part of the EU is shocking.  They support Brexit and don't even know that the Union is the sum of three communities and the Atomic and Nuclear is one of them???????? 

I can imagine the faces of the people in Brussels. No wonder Juncker was appalled after that meeting with May. 

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