Archive for Oliver JJ Lane

Police Operation Underway After Vehicle Strikes Police Van on Champs-Élysées, Paris


French police have confirmed an incident on the Champs-Élysées, Paris Monday afternoon after reports of a police van having been hit by a car.

Paddington Station: Man Arrested After Attacking Officer

Paddington
Police arrested a shirtless man on a side road running parallel with Paddington station in central London Monday afternoon after he reportedly attacked a police officer and shouted “Allahu Akbar”. Witnesses on the scene said the unidentified individual attacked an officer and shouted “foreign words” as well as the phrase “Allahu Akbar”. British Transport Police said in a statement that they were not treating it as a terror incident. They said: Officers were called to Paddington rail station following reports of a man acting suspiciously. The call came into police at 12.33pm today (Monday). Officers attended the scene and one man has been arrested on suspicion of public order and for possession an offensive weapon. The man has been taken to a place of safety. The incident is not being treated as terror related. Witnesses took to social media to upload their eyewitness accounts of the aftermath of the event: Just witnessed a Man trying to attack an officer at Paddington Station whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar" and other foreign words #LondonAttack pic.twitter.com/8aiDyac3lD — Gary Miller (@ElementMiller) June 19, 2017 More follows

Tory-DUP Government Deal Expected Wednesday After ‘Very Good Discussions’

DUP
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has hailed the "very good discussions" representatives of her Northern Ireland (Ulster) based party have been having with Theresa May's Conservatives, with political observers now expecting an official pact between the parties as early as Wednesday.

Driver Arrested After Truck Crashes Through Street in Stockholm, Police: ‘Attempted Murder’

police
Swedish police launched a murder investigation Tuesday morning after a stolen truck collided with several cars, before crashing in Stockholm. The driver went on the run, and was later captured by police. A 42 year old male was arrested this morning after ramming a stolen truck into a taxi in Södermalm on Tuesday morning in an apparently deliberate attack, before coliding with a number of other vehicles and speeding off — only to crach the lorry into a road barrier two streets away and flee on foot. Fearing a wider attack police put the area including local schools on lockdown and launched a manhunt for the perpetrator, arresting him hours later. Police sources told Swedish newspaper Expressen that no terror or political motivation was suspected, and that the suspect was known to police for drug-related issues. He has 55 entries on the police crime record and has been sentenced to prison four times, according to the report for crimes including assault, making threats, theft, and drug offences. One person is injured but I have no details of damage” said police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson. The bomb squad was deployed to investigate the contents of the truck but later declared it safe. More follows

Munich Train Station Attack: Several Injured, Police Officer ‘Shot in the Head’

Munich
A young police officer was “seriously injured” at a Munich subway station Tuesday morning after an individual was able to steal a police officer’s pistol and go on a shooting rampage, according to reports. Officers were called to Munich Unterföhring S-Bahn station this morning to intervene in a fight on the station platform, in which at least one party was wielding a knife, reports Welt. Officers got involved in the scuffle and an attacker attempted to push one member of the police from the platform onto the railway tracks. While wrestling on the ground, a 37-year-old male — reported to be a German passport holder, and resident of Munich, and not previously known to police — took the sidearm of a 26-year-old police officer and shot her in the head. The individual is reported to have been able to shoot two others at the station before being shot himself. There have been no reported fatalities, but the injured police officer is in a “life-threatening” condition. While the suspect was shot by another officer at the scene, he was able to briefly escape before being arrested by police shortly afterwards. German police have said there is no evidence of terrorism, but Germany’s elite counter-terror SEK police

‘The Next Revolution? Fluffy Liberal Steve Hilton Is the Original RINO’: Conservative Think Tank Boss

RINO
The chairman of Britain's oldest conservative think tank has slammed political strategist turned media pundit Steve Hilton for portraying himself as a Tea Party style anti-establishment figure, accusing him of being a liberal "moderniser" and RINO (Republican in name only).

‘The Next Revolution? Fluffy Liberal Steve Hilton Is the Original RINO’: Conservative Think Tank Boss

RINO
The chairman of Britain's oldest conservative think tank has slammed political strategist turned media pundit Steve Hilton for portraying himself as a Tea Party style anti-establishment figure, accusing him of being a liberal "moderniser" and RINO (Republican in name only).

‘English Multiculturalism Has Lost Its Head’: Charlie Hebdo Satirises Britain’s Response to Terror

Charlie Hebdo
French political magazine Charlie Hebdo has published a front-page cartoon of British Prime Minister Theresa May holding her own severed head and a number of other drawings satirising Britain's response to terror in its latest edition.

Polls Open in Britain’s Snap Election After a Campaign Marked By Terror Attacks

Election
Polls opened 0700 BST Thursday for Britain’s second general election in two years, unexpectedly called by Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May in April while her party was riding high in the polls. Electing 650 members of parliament to form the United Kingdom’s lower chamber, British and Commonwealth electors registered to vote in the United Kingdom have until 2200 BST tonight to cast their ballot. Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap election in hopes of increasing the Conservative Party’s slim majority in Parliament, and strengthening her hand in European Union exit talks. The campaign did not go to plan. May was criticised for lacklustre campaigning and two deadly attacks turned the election into a debate about national security. May says the Conservatives will build a “stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain,” while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would govern “for the many, not the few.” The campaign to become Britain’s next governing party has defied the expectations of political commentators, and has been interrupted twice by mass-casualty terror attacks on British soil. Political campaigning was suspended by the main parties after the Manchester Arena bombing, which saw 22 killed and over 100 wounded, and after the London Bridge attack

Election 2017: Armed Police to Guard Polling Stations After London Attack


Armed police are to be deployed to patrol polling stations Thursday, and exclusion zones to prevent voter intimidation are to be established in some areas when Britain votes to select their next government.

Notre-Dame, Paris: Police Shoot Suspected Hammer Attacker


French police shot a man who reportedly attacked them outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. One officer is reported to have been injured in the incident.

Police Name Third London Bridge Killer as Moroccan-Italian Migrant, All 12 Suspects Released Without Charge

London Bridge
London's Metropolitan Police have named Youssef Zaghba as the third attacker, just hours after they announced the release all 12 suspects arrested in connection to Saturday's terror attack at London Bridge.

State Handouts, Student Loan Paid For Manchester Bomber’s Terror Plot


A combination of government benefits and low-interest loans meant to pay for further education were used to fund the terror plot of Manchester killer Salman Abedi, police believe. Police are investigating the finances of university dropout turned Islamist killer Salman Abedi, and was in receipt of thousands of pounds of government money before the attack, reports the Daily Telegraph. Police sources told the paper the killer even got government handouts while he was abroad in Libya, where it is believed he was being trained in bomb making. The report claims Abedi collected £7,000 from the UK government owned and run Student Loans Company in 2015 when commencing a course at Salford, which he dropped out of shortly after. Despite not continuing with studies, the Libyan heritage British passport holder received another £7,000 instalment of his student loan the following year. The loans are given out to undergraduate students in the United Kingdom and repaid once graduates reach a certain level of income. It is estimated some two-thirds of UK students will never earn enough in their lifetimes to repay the cost of their enhanced education. This is not the first time abuse of the easy access to credit through student loans has

Police Helicopter Deployed, Karaoke Machine Confiscated After Song Mocking Bin Laden Played at Party


A British police officer was moved to activate her panic button after taking offence at a parody song making fun of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden being played at a garden party, bringing in serious re-enforcements to a small English village. The officer pressed the panic button on her body-mounted camera after being dispatched to a garden party in a picturesque Cambridgeshire village at around 10pm on Thursday and overhearing a song being played that mocked Osama Bin Laden. Responding to the call for help, the local force dispatched another ten officers and a police helicopter, Cambridge News reports. It is alleged that in addition to the parody song making fun of the dead terrorist, party-goers were also shouting “anti-Islamic abuse”, a suggestion the partygoers deny. Mark Donovan, who attended the party in the Cambridge village — which dates back to the time of the Domesday Book — spoke to the paper after the incident, and said: “We was having a summer’s evening in my neighbour’s garden as we don’t have one. We had our karaoke machine on playing music through our phones from YouTube which are all approved songs. “It was about 10pm and the music may have been a

Britain Reduces Terror Level One Notch to ‘Severe’ After Terror Cell Arrests

Terror
The government terror threat level of ‘critical’, which was set after the Manchester terror attack on Monday was reduced to severe Saturday lunchtime, as British police announced another series of terror arrests. ‘Critical’, which means the government and security services believes an attack is imminent, was put in place this week and saw the deployment of 1,000 troops of the British army to assist police in their duties, with an option to expand the deployment to 5,000. After a number of arrests across the country including locations in Manchester and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the terror threat has fallen to the second highest level, where it was before the Manchester attack. Returned to critical, the government now assess the likelihood of a terror attack to be “highly likely”, as opposed to imminent. The reduction is likely to have stemmed from the flurry of arrests in recent days, with 11 individuals now in police custody. British counter-terror boss Mark Rowley said a “large part” of the terror network that had been connected to bomber Salman Abedi had been dismantled by the arrests, But he said there were still “gaps in our understanding” of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi’s potential links to jihadis in Britain,

‘Furious’ British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing with United States Following Manchester Bombing Leaks


The world's closest intelligence sharing arrangement is in jeopardy after key details and photographs from the Manchester bombing were apparently leaked by United States's law enforcement sources to domestic journalists.

IKEA To Move More Production To United Kingdom After Brexit

IKEA
Anticipating post-Brexit changes in market conditions, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has revealed it is considering producing more of the products sold in Britain in Britain. Presently only a small fraction of IKEA products sold in the UK are made in Britain — the vast majority are made abroad, with 60 per cent in Europe. With the fall in the pound since the Brexit vote it has become more cost-effective for the United Kingdom to export, rather than import goods — and seeking to make the most of this situation the Swedish company is considering increasing manufacturing in Britain. The store already produces a small number of items including sofas and mattresses in the United Kingdom. The Guardian reports the remarks of IKEA UK boss Gillian Drakeford, who told the paper: “We have a number of sofa suppliers in the UK we work with today and we are looking at what more products could we source in the UK… We believe we can double market share here. We’ve been here for 30 years and will be here for the future”. IKEA announced earlier this month that it was to create 1,300 new jobs in the United Kingdom as it expanded in the country, with

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange at Embassy Balcony: ‘I Will Not Forgive And Forget’; Criticises CIA and European Union

Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appeared on the Ecuadorian embassy balcony Friday afternoon after Sweden announced they were dropping the investigation into alleged rapes. Calling today’s development an “important victory”, Mr Assange, 45, who has been claiming political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to escape extradition to the United States where he faces accusations of espionage, slammed the “terrible injustice” that led to his incarceration, and the European Union for creating the situation that allowed it to develop. Speaking to journalists from the balcony, Mr Assange said: “Seven years without charge, while my children grew up without me. That is not something I can forgive, it is not something I can forget. “The inevitable enquiry into what has occurred in this moment of terrible injustice is something that I hope will be just about me and this situation. Because the reality is, detention and extradition without charge has become a feature of the European Union. A feature that has been exploited, yes, in my case, for political reasons, but in other cases has subjected many people to terrible injustice”. Criticising the developing practice of detention without trial and the pan-European arrest warrant, to which the United Kingdom is no

Sweden Drops Investigation of Wikileaks’ Assange, But UK Police Will Still Arrest If He Leaves Embassy

Assange
Swedish Police officially dropped their seven-year long investigation into rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but a British arrest warrant still hangs over his head.

Sweden Drops Investigation of Wikileaks’ Assange, But UK Police Will Still Arrest If He Leaves Embassy

Assange
Swedish Police officially dropped their seven-year long investigation into rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but a British arrest warrant still hangs over his head.

1 in 5 Child Deaths in London Borough Caused by Parents Being ‘Close Relatives’


A new report from the London Borough of Redbridge has revealed almost one in five of all child deaths in the area since 2008 were down to their parents being close relatives.

Poll: After Brexit, Majority of Britons Would Vote To Leave the Eurovision Song Contest Too


A series of opinion polls have found the majority of Brits if given the chance to vote on the matter, would choose to leave the Eurovision song contest. A new YouGov poll showed that 56 percent would be in favour of leaving and 44 percent in favour of staying, excluding those who did not know or would not vote. At 56 per cent, even more Brits would leave Eurovision than voted to leave the European Union in 2016. The poll follows another reported by Pink News in early May, which found 53.6 per cent of Brits wanted to leave Eurovision. Those answering that poll also gave their reasons for wanting out, with 63 per cent saying the competition was a “big waste of money”, while 26 per cent said it was embarrassing. The annual talent contest fought between nations across Europe, Asia, and Oceania has been broadcast by the European Broadcast Union since 1956. While the result of the poll over the future of Britain’s involvement in Eurovision may seem surprising given it gets reasonable viewing figures, the high numbers of those wishing to leave may represent disappointment among some that a Eurovision exit didn’t automatically accompany Brexit. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, when

Two Explosions in Rome: No Injuries, Police Investigation Underway


Italian police are investigating a possible attack in Rome Friday morning after two small explosions were apparently detonated outside a post office.

Britain Has Second Most Controlling Government in European ‘Nanny State Index’

Nanny
People living in the United Kingdom are the second least free in Europe in terms of access and freedom to enjoy tobacco, alcohol, and sugary food and drink, according to a new study which records increasing regulation on such items across the continent.

Man Arrested After Threatening Jews with ‘Meat Cleaver’ in North London


A knife-wielding 61-year-old man has been arrested in North London, after apparently threatening Jewish individuals in the Stamford Hill area.

VE Day: 72 Years Since 1945 Allied Victory over Germany in Europe Celebrations


The 72nd anniversary of the end of the European War — well known as 'VE Day' in Britain and the United States - passed mostly unnoticed today, but saw solemn commemorations in France where President-Elect Macron joined outgoing premier Hollande in a wreath laying ceremony.

Pics: French Voters in London Turn Out to Cast Election Day Ballots


French citizens are queuing to cast their ballot at the French embassy, London, as the rest of the French nation goes to the polls Sunday. French voters living in London is an important demographic in French elections, with an estimated 300,000 citizens living in Britain’s capital. It is often reported and has even been claimed by London’s former mayor Boris Johnson that the sheer number of French living in London makes it France’s sixth largest city. London’s Evening Standard reports of the French citizens in London, 100,000 are registered to vote. The tens of thousands expected to vote at the French embassy in Kensington today have been met by a high presence of armed British police officers, with the Metropolitan Police command perhaps wary of the high concentration people outside the embassy following the recent Westminster terror attack. All pictures by Rachel Megawhat / Breitbart London

Pics: French Voters in London Turn Out to Cast Election Day Ballots


French citizens are queuing to cast their ballot at the French embassy, London, as the rest of the French nation goes to the polls Sunday. French voters living in London is an important demographic in French elections, with an estimated 300,000 citizens living in Britain’s capital. It is often reported and has even been claimed by London’s former mayor Boris Johnson that the sheer number of French living in London makes it France’s sixth largest city. London’s Evening Standard reports of the French citizens in London, 100,000 are registered to vote. The tens of thousands expected to vote at the French embassy in Kensington today have been met by a high presence of armed British police officers, with the Metropolitan Police command perhaps wary of the high concentration people outside the embassy following the recent Westminster terror attack. All pictures by Rachel Megawhat / Breitbart London

Obama Backs French Presidential Candidate Globalist Macron Just Hours Before Campaigning Finishes

Obama
Former United States President Barack Obama has made a surprise last minute intervention in the French presidential elections, featuring in a video stating his clear support for the centrist, globalist candidate Emmanuel Macron. The video, which comes just hours after the fiery final televised debate of the electoral season in France was recorded in English and subtitled to French, and shared from Mr Macron’s own Twitter account, who thanked former President Obama for his interjection, remarking “hope is on the march”. L'espoir est en marche. Merci @BarackObama. pic.twitter.com/0azZHLZLse — Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 4, 2017 Former president Obama said: “I’ve always been grateful for the friendship of the French people, and for the work we did together when I was president of the United States. “I’m not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don’t have to run for office but the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about because the success of France matters to the whole world. “I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run. He has stood up for liberal values, he put forward a vision for the important role that France

Duke of Edinburgh Stepping Down From Public Life, Aged 95


The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Consort to Her Majesty the Queen, is to step back from his public roles over the course of this year. The Duke is to complete presently scheduled engagements, which will take him through the summer to August, but will now accept no new invitations for involvement, Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the Royal Family, said in an announcement released Thursday morning. Prince Philip is just a month away from his 96th birthday. A veteran of the Second World War, in which he saw active service with the Royal Navy in the Pacific and Mediterranean, the Prince married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, who became Queen upon the death of her father in 1952. Entering an uncertain position as Prince Consort, the Duke created a role for himself, becoming the patron of many charities and establishing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for young people. At the time of this announcement, the Duke is the patron of some 780 organisations and charities. The announcement follows a night of frenzied speculation in the media, including that the Duke had died during the night, after Buckingham Palace called an “emergency meeting” Thursday morning. The Palace emphasised the meeting

Duke of Edinburgh Stepping Down From Public Life, Aged 95


The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Consort to Her Majesty the Queen, is to step back from his public roles over the course of this year. The Duke is to complete presently scheduled engagements, which will take him through the summer to August, but will now accept no new invitations for involvement, Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the Royal Family, said in an announcement released Thursday morning. Prince Philip is just a month away from his 96th birthday. A veteran of the Second World War, in which he saw active service with the Royal Navy in the Pacific and Mediterranean, the Prince married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, who became Queen upon the death of her father in 1952. Entering an uncertain position as Prince Consort, the Duke created a role for himself, becoming the patron of many charities and establishing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for young people. At the time of this announcement, the Duke is the patron of some 780 organisations and charities. The announcement follows a night of frenzied speculation in the media, including that the Duke had died during the night, after Buckingham Palace called an “emergency meeting” Thursday morning. The Palace emphasised the meeting

France Identifies 39-Year-Old Suspected Islamist Who Had Shot Officers Before as Paris Attacker

Islamist
French media have identified a French citizen as the dead suspect after his attack on a police patrol on the Champs Élysées which saw one police officer killed and two others injured.

Speaker Ryan Uses London Speech To Revive Dead TTIP Deal


Despite months of clear bilateral focus from the White House and the apparently death of the controversial Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan used a political speech in London to claim the deal was progressing. Speaking at an event hosted by establishment think tank Policy Exchange on Wednesday evening attended by several members of the UK Parliament, Ryan talked up future trade deals with Britain — but also brought up the secretly negotiated TTIP trade arrangement with the European Union that many considered dead with the arrival of President Trump, and had been the subject of major protests across Europe. He said: Now that Article 50 has been invoked, the UK and EU will determine the best path forward over the course of negotiations. We want the parties to come together and strike a lasting agreement. A strong UK-EU relationship is in all of our best interests. In that same vein, the United States will continue to work closely with our EU friends, and chart a path forward on T-TIP negotiations. At the same time, we are committed to work with President Trump and your government to achieve a bilateral trade agreement between the

Planned Attack on Russian Embassy Foiled ‘at Last Minute’ After Security Forces Storm Migrant Camp

Russian
The Moroccan migrant suspect at the centre of a foiled plot to launch an attack outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany, was arrested "at the last minute", just hours before the terror attack was due to take place.

Pictures: Crucifixion of Jesus Recreated In Annual Central London ‘Passion Play’ Tradition


A British Christian theatre group has staged their annual Passion Play in Trafalgar square, London, part of a tradition of Easter pageants in the United Kingdom depicting the final days of Christ going back hundreds of years. Once a common feature of Holy Week celebrations in the United Kingdom, the Medieval tradition of Passion Plays has largely abided except in some villages and cities, and London, where the Wintershall players stage the Passion of Jesus before 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. Sharing of bread and wine Roman soldiers, in authentic uniforms, make their entrance Pontus Pilate has made his decision Carrying the cross Crucifixion in central London Truly, He is Risen All pictures by Rachel Megawhat / Breitbart London

Huffington Post: ‘Could It Be Time to Deny White Men the Franchise?’


The South African edition of left wing media site The Huffington Post has published an opinion piece accusing white men of being a retrograde force in politics and calling for the vote to be withdrawn from the racial gender group as a means to advance the "progressive cause".

British Student Killed by Palestinian in Jerusalem in Good Friday Stabbing

Jerusalem
A young British woman was stabbed to death on Jerusalem's tram network on Good Friday, with her killer identified by local police as a Palestinian male "terrorist".

Anti Mass-Migration Party Leader: ‘Massive Scandal’ That Stockholm Killer Wasn’t Deported


Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of Sweden's anti-mass migration populist Sweden Democrats (SD) party, has spoken out after Friday's terror attack in Stockholm, calling the fact the killer was in the country at all a "scandal" that "must have political consequences".

Stockholm Attacker Was ‘Rejected Asylum Seeker’: British Citizen Among Dead


Swedish police revealed Sunday the Uzbekistan citizen suspected of driving a stolen lorry into crowds killing four on Friday was a rejected asylum seeker who was wanted for deportation. The 39-year-old man was due to be expelled from Sweden, reports the country’s best-selling newspaper AftonBladet. Police commander Jonas Hysing told the paper “we do not know where they are, so we can not enforce expulsion”, speaking of the many migrants who should be deported from the country but the government keeps no records of their whereabouts. The officer also confirmed police were aware that the suspect had expressed an interest and sympathy for the Islamic State online. According to the report, the man applied for a residence permit in 2014, and that it took until 2016 for it to be rejected, with the Asylum board ruling he should be deported. Officers called at his registered address in February 2017 but found he didn’t live there. Two months later it is believed the suspect stole a delivery lorry and drove through crowds and then into a department store in Stockholm, killing four and injuring 15. One of those identified as having died in the attack was a British citizen. Another was Belgian, and

Britain’s State Broadcaster BBC Blames ‘Damaging’ Trump Presidency for Syria Chemical Attack


Analysis by the BBC's State Department correspondent Barbara Plett Usher places responsibility for Tuesday's reported chemical attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun, north-west Syria, on President Donald Trump for not having engaged in a campaign of regime change in the country.
%d bloggers like this: