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Monday, October 17

"RT bank accounts blocked in U.K. Breaking News" UPDATED 7:55 AM EDT

UPDATE

All of RT's Accounts in the UK Blocked, Says Editor-in-Chief Simonyan
13:38 17.10.2016 (updated 14:47 17.10.2016)
Sputnik 


MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The RT broadcaster's accounts have been blocked in the United Kingdom, Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said Monday, suggesting that the move stifles free speech. "Our accounts in the UK have been closed. All Accounts.

"The decision is not subject to revision. Long live freedom of speech!" Simonyan said in a Twitter post.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commenting on the RT blocked accounts said that it seems like London has abandoned all of its freedom of speech obligations.

"It seems that leaving the EU, London has left all its freedom of speech obligations in Europe. As they say, a new life without bad habits," Zakharova said in a Facebook post. RT UK added that National Westminster Bank said its parent organization Royal Bank of Scotland Group would refuse to service the broadcaster without "any discussion."


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RT, which broke the news, will probably have a report up at their site very shortly.

END UPDATE  

"Details to follow"  (RT report)

Here we go, folks. Wait'll Steve Cohen learns about this.  

I'm taking off the rest of the week. I've reached my gag limit with my government's machinations, NATO machinations, Gulfie machinations. The entire lot of scoundrels. 

Well, listen to John Batchelor's conversation with Steve on Tuesday night, 10 or 11 o'clock hour, if you want the latest episode of Dr Strangelove, The Sequel. That is, if John's show is still on the radio by tomorrow and Steve hasn't mysteriously disappeared.  

No, I'm not going to listen; I can always hear the podcast on the weekend or whenever I calm down.


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