"In 1960, the USSR accused the U.S. of running an aerial spying program over its territory. Our government denied it to the American people, only admitting it when confronted with the captured U-2 pilot Gary Powers. Americans were genuinely shocked that their government would lie to them. Today the lying has become so routine that people are no longer shocked. There can be no true democracy when government manipulates the people with spin, hype, propaganda, phony 'leaks,' and outright lies." -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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A British farmer has said that the government has offered a scheme to pay farmers not to supply food for three years. This scheme is part of a larger trend where farmers are being financially incentivised by the state to reduce food production.  Why would they do that?

The United Kingdom, Italy and Japan jointly presented a concept model of a next-generation fighter jet, which is planned to be put into service in 2035, Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo said.

"The three nations of the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) – UK, Italy, and Japan – have unveiled a new concept model of their next generation combat aircraft at Farnborough International Airshow," the company said in a statement on Monday.

British farmers are being paid to leave crops rotting in the ground or to plant food for the birds malterwitty
A British farmer has said that the government has offered a scheme to pay farmers not to supply food for three years. This scheme is part of a larger trend where farmers are being financially incentivised by the state to reduce food production. Why would they do that?
Half a million households cancelled their licence fee last year as the BBC struggled to connect with younger audiences drifting away to Netflix and YouTube. The stark extent of the BBC’s challenges are set out in the corporation’s annual report, which shows the total number of British households paying the £169.50 licence fee fell to 23.9 million, suggesting a growing number of people feel able to go without BBC services.
TV presenter Melanie Sykes hits out at BBC in sweary rant malterwitty
The TV presenter let her feelings be known about the public-funded broadcaster in a nearly 30-minute video, in which she claimed that people within the corporation call viewers ‘the great unwashed’. In the upload, which was shared to state her intention to step away from the platform to focus on ‘loves, life, desires and missions’, Melanie revealed her claimed experiences. ‘I’ve heard people in power at the BBC talk about the audience as the great unwashed,’ she alleged. ‘That’s how much they respect you, literally zero, just so you know, turn out is s**t for people they don’t give a f**k a
Israel lobbyist in House of Lords claims thousands of pounds in public money MikeRivero

A leading lobbyist who described being made a member of House of Lords as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to advocate for Israel is claiming thousands of pounds in public funds for his parliamentary work.

Stuart Polak, who led the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) for 25 years, has claimed almost a quarter of a million pounds since he was made a peer by then-prime minister David Cameron in 2015, according to analysis of his expenses by Middle East Eye and Declassified UK.

Fake meat is being introduced into the UK as pet food; they hope to expand the market to humans malterwitty
The UK has become the first European country to approve the sale of artificial meat for pet food. The regulatory clearance was granted to Meatly, a company developing cultivated meat from animal cells. The initial product will be chicken-based and intended for use in dog food. However, they hope to expand the market and sell their artificial meat to humans.
UK Covid Inquiry misses the point malterwitty
On Thursday, the UK Covid Inquiry published its first report and recommendations following its investigation into the UK’s resilience and preparedness, which was Module 1 of the Inquiry. Corporate media has highlighted the key flaw as set out in the report as “the UK prepared for the wrong pandemic.” There is no point in reading beyond that statement. Anyone who even has an inkling about what really went wrong in 2020 knows that Baroness Heather Hallett has missed a vital fact – there was no pandemic in 2020.
UK government proposes legislation to further commercialise our personal data and widen the use of digital ID verification malterwitty
Sir Keir Starmer’s first King’s Speech as Prime Minister outlined Labour’s legislative agenda for the new Parliament. He signalled the return of big government, with sweeping promises to nationalise the railways, energy and water, greater police powers, widen digital verification and more surveillance.