- If someone had told me a decade ago that the British government would deliberately starve my fellow countrymen in an attempt to bully them into slave labor jobs that wouldn’t even pay the bills, I would have laughed in their face.
- Sanctions against Russia could be bad for the weak economies in the periphery of the eurozone. Many EU states also have strong connections with Russia, while Russia needs EU money to stabilize its budget, German MP Philipp Missfelder told RT.
- The chief executive of Shell oil company has admitted that he would rather Scotland not gain independence from the United Kingdom because of the risk and uncertainty it would present to the energy industry.
- EU leaders have threatened Russia with sanctions, which could include visa bans, asset freezes and various economic restrictions unless it engages in direct talks with the coup-appointed Ukrainian government.
- Plans to drastically scale down the UK’s military may leave the country unable to handle threats, a group of MPs has said. The military maintains plans to reduce troop numbers are aimed at the creation of a “flexible and agile force.”
- A British army commander has penned a letter to his troops and officers, in which he vents his displeasure at slovenly manners, a lack of respect and a general want of behavior worthy of a gentleman.
- This is strange how the EU has overwhelmingly encouraged events to topple an elected government in the Ukraine in spite of the fact that it will clearly antagonize Russia, Scottish MP Eric Joyce told RT.
- The UK Deputy PM has commissioned an independent committee to review Britain’s internet surveillance program after failing to convince PM David Cameron of need for new regulations.
- The US has suspended forthcoming trade and investment talks with Russia over situation in Ukraine, according to a US official. In addition, the Pentagon announced that the US has also suspended all joint “military engagements” with Russia.
- Boris Johnson, the controversial mayor of London, has said that Muslim children in the UK at risk of being “taught crazy stuff” at home by their parents should be taken into care to avoid this form of “child abuse.”
- Britain’s tax authority is to stop charging value-added tax (VAT) on Bitcoin transactions. It's just a couple of days after one of the world’s biggest exchanges Mt. Gox collapsed, which has added to growing worldwide skepticism about the currency.
- The political firestorm over the British government’s letters granting de facto immunity from prosecution to suspected participants of Irish violence is only the latest symptom of the malaise that grips a process of ending the three-decade conflict.