The "Visa" payment card network is down for users in the European Union and United Kingdom (archived).
Outrage over the arrest of English leader Tony Robinson continues after a British court sentenced the Englishman to 13 months in prison for "contempt of court" and further issued an order banning media from reporting on the arrest and sentencing (archived). In the wake of the court order articles covering Robinson's initial arrest began disappearing from publications ranging from British newspaper the Mirror to US based Breitbart media.
The court imposed restrictions on reporting the case were eventually lifted. In its reporting that the court lifted its blackout, Breitbart has failed to apologize or explain why they aided and comforted the terrorist regime in the United Kingdom (archived).
There are reports of protests in the British capital following the arrest of English leader Tony Robinson (archived). The English leader was arrested late last week by British police for raising awareness of child sex grooming outside of a courthouse.
British immigration authorities are demanding businessman Roman Abramovich "prove" the legitimacy of his wealth (archived). Abramovich has numerous business ties to the United Kingdom developed over the years including his personal ownership of the Chelsea football club. For years Abramovich has held a "Tier 1" investors visa, but is latest renewal application is being held up pending a new and invasive AML/KYC demonstration of the money's "legitimacy", in the eyes of the government ruling for the crown.
Frontline rural police in Britain are likely to be routinely armed in the near future after an effort to recruit "specialist counter terrorist firearms officers" has failed (archived). When rural British police call for armed support, the current British SOP calls for "Armed response vehicles" with 13 "specialist firearms officers" to make their way to the scene.
Today in the South London district of Brixton a woman was sprayed with corrosive liquid on a crowded bus and later doused nude, with water, by firefighters in the street (archived). Meanwhile on Sunday three men were injured in a single East London acid attack (archived). Unknown in England before the 21st century, corrosive liquid assaults are swiftly becoming one of the most dominant kinds of assault on the Airstrip.
Thirty attendees were injured in London during a bonfire celebrating the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer. One of the tribal elders reportedly threw smartphones containing lithium ion batteries into the fire as a warning against their "evils" shortly before an explosion erupted from the fire causing 10 injuries with a further 20 injuries coming in the stampede that followed. The tribal elder apparently neglected to heed warnings about the evil within phone batteries triggered by immersion in fire.
Overnight the US, Airstrip One, and France launched missile strikes against Syria which were condemned by both the Russians and Chinese. Out of 103 missiles launched, 71 were reportedly intercepted leaving 32 to strike targets. This move comes 373 days after Trump last directed US cruise missiles towards a Syrian airbase's pussy. Syria and Russia are reporting that this attack was "absorbed" with personel having been withdrawn from the target sites days in advance while the US insists no warning of the attack was offered.
Stabbings in London have taken Airstrip One's capital past New York and on towards Detroit as murder rises the city (archived). The British response to the surge in violence has been to consider banning businesses from delivering knives to residencial addresses and charging a man who defended himself during a break in with murder because his assailant happened to have died after being repelled in a successful defense of the residence (archived). The murder charges are likely an effort to boost the murder conviction rate because that man defending his home was one of the few the police could identify as having stabbed another person.
Between increasing domestic challenges and pending fallout from inciting international aggression beyond their station, Britain continues to become more like Somalia than any historical Britain since the advent of sail.
Today Airstrip One's Porton Down defense laboratory admits it has no evidence to support loud Pantsuit allegations that the nerve agent used to poison a British double-agent came from Russia (archived). This news comes despite the government of the not so United Kingdom using the incident to blow up relations with Russia while fishing for solidarity with the continental Europeans whose Union the Brits will be leaving.
Despite the usual pantsuit media organs insisting Russia must have done it, the ready baked pantsuit public relations campaign accompanying the incident lacks an innocent look on its surface.