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Civil Servants Are Deliberately Destroying Documents From The UK’s National Archive

In yet another galling example of historical revisionism put into practice, the Guardian reported Tuesday that thousands of documents from the National Archives have gone missing in recent years – and some may have been deliberately destroyed by civil servants hoping to purge unflattering details about the UK's abuses of power from the historical record. […]

From Snowden To Russia-Gate – The CIA And The Media

Via Moon Of Alabama blog, The promotion of the alleged Russian election hacking in certain media may have grown from the successful attempts of U.S. intelligence services to limit the publication of the NSA files obtained by Edward Snowden. In May 2013 Edward Snowden fled to Hong Kong and handed internal documents from the National […]

Desperate Britain Forced To Import Russian Gas From Sanction-Targeted Project

We said two days ago that it’s been a tough week for anybody who needs to heat their home or put gasoline in their cars in Britain. The litany of negative events and mishaps includes extremely low temperatures, the shutdown of the Forties pipeline due to a hairline crack and an explosion at one of […]

Frontrunning: December 14

Disney Agrees to Buy Fox Assets in $52.4 Billion Deal (WSJ) The Fed Isn’t the Tax Cut’s Enemy (WSJ) The Republicans’ Problem Is Bigger Than Alabama (BBG) ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged and Sees QE to September or Beyond (BBG) A Christmastime Tax Cut for Some, a Lump of Coal for Others (WSJ) Putin says U.S. […]

Frontrunning: December 13

Democrat wins Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump (Reuters) Capital Journal: With Alabama Loss, Trump and GOP Face Political Reckoning (WSJ) Democratic Victory Stirs GOP Anxiety Over Midterm Elections (WSJ) Fed Expected to Raise Rates (WSJ) With rate hike in the bag, Fed may hint at Trump effect on economy (Reuters) Fed 2018 […]

US Futures Hit New All Time High Following Asian Shares Higher; European Stocks, Dollar Mixed

U.S. equity index futures pointed to early gains and fresh record highs, following Asian markets higher, as European shares were mixed and oil was little changed, although it is unclear if anyone noticed with bitcoin stealing the spotlight, after futures of the cryptocurrency began trading on Cboe Global Markets. In early trading, European stocks struggled […]

Frontrunning: December 7

Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising (Reuters) Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital (Reuters) Trump Jr. Refuses to Discuss Father-Son Talk With Investigators (WSJ) L.A. Fires Halt Filming, Menace Crops, Send Edison Plunging  (BBG) North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm (Reuters) Goldman, BlackRock, and Blackstone: […]

Doomsday Scenarios: UK’s Hair-Raising Admissions About Prospects Of Nuclear War (Or Accident)

Authored by T J Coles via Counterpunch.org, The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published several reports over the last few years. They discuss geopolitics and related themes, one of which is the likelihood of nuclear war or accident, including what it means for long-term survival. Experts say that even a so-called limited exchange or […]

Keep Calm & Carry On

Authored by 720Global's Michael Liebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption.” – Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor In 1939, the British Government, through the Ministry of Information, produced a […]

Frontrunning: November 15

GOP Seeks to Derail Moore, Salvage Senate Seat (WSJ) Army takes control in Zimbabwe (Reuters) Senate Tax Plan Guts Obamacare, Sunsets Many Middle-Class Cuts (BBG) Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of key Obamacare mandate (Reuters) Trump’s Campaign Foreign Policy Team Under Mueller’s Microscope (BBG) Ryan Says Future Congresses Will Preserve Tax Bill’s Temporary […]

Cable Dumps’n’Pumps As EU Official Says No Brexit Talks Breakthrough

Brexit talks yielded no breakthrough on the financial settlement, and discussions focused on the issue of citizens’ rights, where the two sides are hoping for progress, an EU official told reporters. Bloomberg notes that the anonymous official added that no breakthrough was expected on the bill, as that would require high-level political input, and as […]

Frontrunning: November 9

In China, Trump Cajoles Xi With Tough Talk, Flattery (WSJ) Trump’s Flashy $250 Billion China Haul Has Little Substance (BBG) Blame Game Over Rising Health-Insurance Premiums Begins (WSJ) How to End Our Long National Tax Nightmare (BBG) Trump Says Democrats Will Like Senate Tax Plan Over House Version (WSJ) Venezuela’s PDVSA misses debt payments to […]

Censorship In The Digital Age

Authord by Jason Hirthler via CounterPunch.org, The grand experiment with western democracy, badly listing thanks to broadsides from profiteering oligarchs, may finally run ashore on the rocks of thought crime. In the uneven Steven Spielberg project Minority Report, starring excitable scientologist Tom Cruise, Cruise plays a futuristic policeman who investigates pre-crimes and stops them before […]

UK PMs Push Back As Regulators “Bend The Rules” To Accommodate Saudi Aramco IPO

All IPO’d up and no place to go? UK portfolio managers with $6.9 trillion resist rule bending by regulator to achieve Aramco London listing Another potential problem for the world’s biggest ever (potential) IPO… A lobby group representing UK portfolio managers with $6.9 trillion AUM has warned the UK financial regulator that bending the rules […]

Monarch Airlines Files For Insolvency: Britain’s Biggest-Ever Airline Collapse

U.K. leisure carrier Monarch Airlines filed for insolvency on Monday, the biggest ever failure of a British airline, stranding tens of thousands of travellers overseas and prompting the country’s biggest-ever peacetime repatriation effort, as the government has to find a way to to arrange the return of 110,000 tourists, and marking the third failure of […]