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UK gov slips in bill allowing revocation of citizenship without notice, claims it's 'conducive to public good'

Priti Patel
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The home secretary, Priti Patel, can revoke British citizenship when it would be 'conducive to the public good'.
People will no longer need to be notified that they are being stripped of their citizenship, thanks to a clause smuggled into the nationality and borders bill last week. This is an unfair and draconian measure that MPs ought to be ashamed to pass into law. How can a person challenge a decision that they do not know about? It is hard to imagine that the home secretary, Priti Patel, who has agitated for the death penalty, would lose any sleep over enacting such an unjust, authoritarian measure. But she should think again.

The principle of rule of law is that an individual has a right to know of a decision before their rights can be adversely affected. Currently, the Home Office has to make some effort to contact someone before depriving them of citizenship. Ministers think this legal requirement should be dropped in favour of executive discretion because of the threat, and crucially the fear, of terrorism.

The new power is exceptionally broad: notice will not be needed if it would not be "reasonably practicable" to give it; or in the interests of "national security" or diplomatic relations; or for other "public interest" reasons.


Comment: Terrorism and 'national security' are often used to justify totalitarian measures such as these, when it's almost certain that there are already laws on the books to deal with the very few, serious cases that this new bill aims to target.


Comment: The UK is sliding into a dystopian nightmare all under guise of the 'public good':

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Mr. Potato

Jan. 6 riot "an attack" on NATO according to Jens Stoltenberg

Biden and Stoltenberg
Watch below as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls January 6 "an attack... on the core values of NATO."

With dramatic and overly self-serious gusto, Stoltenberg told Axios' Jonathan Swan: "I regard that as an attack on the core democratic institutions of the United States and therefore also on core values of NATO."


Wolf

'Embarrassing': UK PM Boris Johnson criticised for (exceptionally) rambling speech, compares himself to Moses, praises cartoon pig

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson praises Peppa Pig in bizarre CBI speech
Boris Johnson has been criticised by senior business leaders and Conservative MPs for a "rambling" speech to top industry figures that saw him extensively praise Peppa Pig World, compare himself to Moses and imitate the noise of an accelerating car.

The prime minister's sprawling address to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) was accused of lacking seriousness and professionalism. Johnson lost his place during the speech and spent 20 seconds repeating "forgive me" as he shuffled the printed pages on his podium.

Some hoped the speech would be a chance for Johnson to announce proper policy in the pursuit of his "levelling up" agenda. However, the speech at the Port of Tyne near South Shields only contained an announcement about changing building regulations to ensure all new homes and buildings in England have electric vehicle charging points installed from next year.


Comment: This is the government insidiously rolling out the Build Back Better green agenda whilst aspiring home owners struggle with house prices higher than they were before the crash of 2008.


Comment: It's said that the people get the leaders that they deserve: Something is wrong with the President

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Better Earth

Pepe Escobar: String of pearls: Yemen could be the Arab hub of the Maritime Silk Road

Yemen
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If Ansarallah and the Yemeni army win this war, Yemen could emerge as the region's main Arab maritime hub
The usual suspects tried everything against Yemen.

First, coercing it into 'structural reform.' When that didn't work, they instrumentalized takfiri mercenaries. They infiltrated and manipulated the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), ISIS. They used US drones and occasional marines.

And then, in 2015, they went Total Warfare: a UN-backed rogue coalition started bombing and starving Yemenis into submission - with barely a peep from the denizens of the 'rules-based international order.'

The coalition - House of Saud, Qatar, UAE, US, UK - for all practical purposes, embarked on a final solution for Yemen.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




Recycle

US achieved 'energy independence' under Trump, Biden stopped that and is now asking OPEC to produce more oil

oil america
With energy prices spiking, President Biden went to OPEC and asked them to produce more oil. American energy companies tell Biden he can get the oil cheaper and faster by removing restrictions and asking American companies to produce more oil.

In 2020 the last year of the Trump presidency, the American economy reached a long-desired goal, energy independence. However, during Biden's first days in the White House, he signed executive orders stopping drilling on federal land, including the much-desired drilling at ANWR in Alaska. He canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and recently announced is considering shutting down the L5 pipeline running from Michigan to Canada. . These executive orders sent energy companies a message that he intended to keep his promise to kill the fossil fuel industry.

Worried their businesses were facing attacks from team Biden, energy companies became reluctant to commit more money into new oil and gas production. Also, institutional investors who have traditionally invested in fossil fuel companies have become energy woke. They have cut them out of investment portfolios entirely,

Comment: A similar situation is unfolding over in Europe whereby, despite being desperate for a reliable and affordable energy supply, Germany is refusing to certify Nord Stream II, likely due to US pressure.

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Card - VISA

Your guide to the new (slave) economy

New Economy
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Congratulations! You've spent the last 14 years or so since the Global Financial Crisis getting up to speed on all the financial lingo and now you can finally wrap your mind around the reality inversion bubble and explain the intricacies of the ratings game and bore people at cocktail parties with a detailed account of how HFTs are ruining the markets.

Good work!

. . . But guess what? That's all outdated!

As I pointed out last week, we are entering into a Brave New Neofeudal Net Zero Economy and all the verities of the old economic order are being thrown out the window. Make no mistake: they don't call it a "New World Order" for nothing and they aren't kidding around when they call for a "Great Reset."

Yes, the world is changing fast in this decade of transformation and now there's a bewildering new array of acronyms and asset classes to learn about. So buckle in and get ready for a crash course in the new (slave) economy.

Attention

Unprecedented abuse of power: What the media still isn't telling you about the Cuomo debacle

Cuomo and James
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Andrew Cuomo and Letitia James in 2018
If irony were a psychoactive compound, the amount produced by Andrew Cuomo's departure from office last August would've been enough to cause a rash of fatal overdoses. In the span of just a few months, Cuomo went from being one of the country's most formidable and even fearsome elected officials, to having the prefix "disgraced" obligatorily attached to his "former governor" job title. This after being exposed, purportedly, as a serial sexual predator. Sure — there have been dramatic falls from grace before. But this one was on some other level.

Cuomo of course already commanded a large national profile before 2020, but thanks to a wave of corporate media adulation during the height of COVID, he was transformed into a newfound "national hero" and noble foil to Donald Trump — with murmurs that he'd even launch a late bid for president. "Andrew Cuomo may be the single most popular politician in America right now," one representative CNN headline blared.

Then, in a brutal Shakespearean twist of fate, a slew of curiously choreographed "accusations" emerged — and in the blink of an eye, many of those same media operators turned on him like it was nothing.

Syringe

Punishments set for US troops who refuse vaccination

Prep to vaccinate
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US Army soldier preps to administer COVID-19 vaccine
The US Army has threatened repercussions for soldiers who decline to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, saying that insubordinate troops will be barred from promotions, reenlistment, and a number of special military services.

Army personnel who refuse the jab, including reservists and Army National Guard troops, will now have their service records "flagged," preventing them from receiving "favorable personnel actions" such as reenlistment bonuses, promotions to higher ranks, decorations and other awards, attending military academies, as well as tuition assistance with higher education, according to an official memo obtained by DefenseOne on Thursday.

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth wrote in the document, dated November 16:
"I authorize commanders to impose bars to continued service... for all soldiers who refuse the mandatory vaccine order without an approved exemption or pending exemption request. The soldier will remain flagged until they are fully vaccinated, receive an approved medical or administrative exemption, or are separated from the army."

Yoda

Archbishop Viganò calls for Anti-Globalist Alliance to stop the enslavement of humanity

Vigano
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò • The Great Reset
Previously 21WIRE reported on an incredible interview which took place between Inside the Vatican editor Robert Moynihan and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about a global takeover currently underway, waged by powerful financial and ideological actors, and with grave consequences for the future humanity should this new elite international combine succeed in its designs.

This week, Archbishop Viganò returned with a follow-up address to the world, this time calling for the creation of a new "Anti-Globalist Alliance" to counter what he describes as a 'global coup d'etat' targeting governments and institutions under the guise of an alleged global pandemic, and marketed under the World Economic Forum's "Build Back Better" agenda currently being pushed by leading world powers like the United States, EU, UK, Canada, Australia and numerous others.

In his video address, the 80 year-old Archbishop from Rome called on members of the Christian faith to join together "under the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only King and Savior," in order to fight back against the establishment of an insidious 'New World Order.'

Watch the full address by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò here:


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Sherlock

How Ukraine's plan to trap Russian mercenary soldiers backfired

SBU  special units
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FILE PHOTO. Training of special units of the SBU on the proving ground near Kiev, Ukraine.
More than a year ago, Belarusian security forces detained 33 Russian mercenary fighters, almost all captured as part of a spectacular raid on a spa hotel outside the capital of Minsk, broadcast on the country's primetime news.

Initially, the authoritarian leader Aleksander Lukashenko, then facing a serious challenge from the opposition in presidential elections, accused Russia of sending the soldiers of fortune to, in essence, topple him. The Kremlin rejected the accusation, and subsequently Moscow and Minsk quickly settled the issue: Lukashenko dropped his bizarre claim, and the mercenaries were returned to Russia.

For once, even the Western media displayed some caution. Often the first to point the finger at purported Russian meddling, even the New York Times and Washington Post - hardened veterans of America's "Russiagate" disinformation campaign - noted that independent observers were not convinced by the Belarusian leader's accusations.