As the general population of the Disunited Kingdom struggle to make ends meet, those in control don’t appear to be able to ‘read the room’. As the Royal Family, global leaders and the ‘chosen few’ gear up for the Corona-nation—oops, I mean Coronation—of King Charles, the media are wasting no time in revving their mighty engines up, in order to home deliver a gargantuan portion of pomp and circumstance. No doubt many of us will have to be prepared to be overdosed on robes, rituals and a one-world ‘religious’ ceremony. Will you be taking an oath of allegiance to the King as requested? I will only ever take one oath of allegiance and that is to God.
It may surprise some of our overseas audience to know that not all the British will be glued to their televisions or outside in bunting-festooned streets, eating the dish of the day, Coronation Quiche (how very 80’s), sharing the King’s oath and celebrating with neighbours. Many of us will be doing all we can to dodge the drama. However, I sense it may be easier to stay dry in a monsoon.
Have we been forced to accept and normalise fear? Is it bad to be frightened?
Fear is hardwired in our brains. If you believe in neuroscience, there are plenty of studies to show how parts of the brain light up when the fear networks are chemically stimulated. If we are not able to experience fear, we may not be aware of dangers around us. Removing fear completely is often not possible. However fearless an individual may think they are, minimising fear and learning how to deal with it is all you need to know to reduce the damage. Feeling fear is not abnormal, nor a sign of weakness; it’s a normal brain function. Many scientists say a lack of fear may indicate serious brain damage. There is a fine balance to be struck.
There are many different experiences of fear: some we may describe as mild, whilst others may be described as ‘paralysing’. Acute or sudden stress is different from chronic stress. One unexpected major event can be as disabling as what may be perceived as a low-intensity event that inveigles its way into our lives and can drag on over months, or even years. Fear can seriously harm both mental and physical health over time.
Some fears are learned, whilst others are instinctual. You don’t need to be in danger to be scared—but humans appear to be regarded as the most fearful creatures on earth. Have we become frightened of our own shadows? It seems many have.
Death was once embraced and accepted as a natural inevitability; however, now we appear to associate death with fear. A fear of what? The unknown? Failure? Judgement? Those we leave behind? Death is a natural process, yet many scientists appear to deem death as a failure in their ability to keep people alive. What if one day we couldn’t die?
The last three years of fear-inducing news, restrictions, regulations, orders and mandates has taken its toll on many of the earth’s population. When you are already in a state of fear, anything unexpected or sudden may startle you and increase your fear level. How many of us have been watching a scary or tense film and have jumped out of our skins, when out of the blue someone knocks at the door? I confess I have. Fear dictates the actions you take. Do you freeze, fight, flight or fright? We all react differently to different threats.
What can we do?
Some of my readers have suggested we need more solutions and less doom and gloom, so I will do my best to throw out a few of my ideas that I have found helpful. Everyone is different and one size does not fit all. I welcome all suggestions—so, members, please feel free to throw them into the forums at UK Column. I will do my best to include as many as I can in future blogs. Question everything, challenge everything and believe nothing in the mainstream press. We appear to be living in an upside-down world, where the truth appears to be the lie and vice versa.
- Are you still meeting for Stand In The Park? No? I didn’t think so; many of the weekend meet-ups appear to have petered out. Think about starting them up again. Your local community will be vital to navigating a brave new future.
- Reduce your screen time. However hard that appears to accomplish, it is imperative that we all lose our new-found dependency on technology. Switch the wireless network off at certain times of the day (and night). Lock phones in a box during family and meal times. Leave your phone at home. Limit your session time and gradually bring down your screen time each week.
- Protect your money. Keep some cash on hand and ensure you don’t have more in an account than the depositors’ guarantee covers. Remember, one guarantee covers one banking group (not bank). Ring the changes; perhaps consider investing in gold, silver or precious metals.
- Use cash wherever you can. If cash is not allowed, boycott those establishments.
- Delete the wellness, fitness and health apps on your devices. Digital apps and digital identities in the guise of QR codes are designed to track and trace you. Do you consent to being watched?
- Stop feeding the beast! Support your local shops, retail outlets and farms. Avoid the online giants at all costs. Our big supermarkets are destroying all our small corner shops; don’t give them your trade or your data. Loyalty cards are another way of stealing your data and your privacy. Fancy a break from cooking? Walk to your local takeaway; say no to online ordering from pizza or burger giants.
- Say no. Are you being asked to grab a jab? To take a test (any test will do; take your pick) when you feel fine? To wear a mask? To walk one way around a hospital? Has anyone tried to point a temperature gun at your head? Say no! Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated, manipulated, shamed or coerced. Stand your ground, stay true to yourself and refuse.
- What are your children and grandchildren being taught at school? Are they being taught content you find offensive? Who is teaching them? Find out. Ask the school; demand to see the curriculum. Speak to the head teacher or take it to the school board. Ask the questions, politely and calmly.
- Silent protests are often very effective. Do you have a business? Examples of good counter-tyranny signs that I have seen displayed at local establishments include: ‘No masks required’, ‘Everyone welcome’, and ‘We don’t comply with the Covid agenda’. It’s a powerful message.
- Write to your Member of Parliament, councillor and town council. Many think writing to their representatives is a waste of time; however, they forget that these people need our votes to keep them in a job, particularly the local government leaders. If everyone wrote repeatedly, things would change. One letter is not good enough: keep writing, don’t give up.
- How many of you have watched any of the MHRA board meetings, or indeed the NHS board meetings? Granted, I watch them so you don’t have to, but it takes mere seconds to click on the relevant YouTube to register your view. You don’t have to sit there watching it; just a couple of minutes will do the trick. It costs nothing, yet it is a surefire way of letting them know we are watching them. I am very disappointed that the March MHRA board meeting has a meagre 400 views at the time of writing. Don’t you want them to know you are watching them?
- Smart products, smart meters and smart devices are for stupid people, in my humble opinion. Do you know who is watching your meter? Is anyone remotely controlling it, as happened last year in the USA? I am reliably informed that there are companies which will remove smart meters to replace them with traditional (dumb) ones. It is not only smart meters we need to be wary of. Some smart devices are so smart, they think they can make recommendations on other products that they know you have shown an interest in. Interactive smart toys for your children contain recorders. Recording what exactly? Who is watching our children? Do you know?
- Familiarise yourself with a bit of good old-fashioned prepping. Do you know where your local farm shop is? Could you cook a meal if the power grid fails? Have you even got any food with which to cook? Perhaps pick up an extra bag of rice or pasta, or bottle of water, on your next trip out. Many preppers recommend the purchase of a good water distiller: even though it can be a big investment, it is worth every penny. If you rely on prescription medicines, try to make sure you have enough in case there are shortages moving forward. Keep your fuel tank topped up. If there are any power outages, fuel pumps and digital payments will pack up too.
- Passing a second-hand book shop? Pop in and see what treasures you can find which may help you through tough times ahead. Should we lose the internet or suffer power outages, books will be invaluable, as all online information will be gone. I have recently picked up a foraging book with helpful pictures and a basic first aid manual. There are some really good prepping books out there too.
- Never stop learning. If there are opportunities to take a course in first aid, common law, foraging, natural medicine, gardening, agriculture, planting, growing food, etc., jump at the chance.
- Leaflets are always a great way of sharing information. You don’t have to stand in the street handing them out; they can be popped through letterboxes or slipped discreetly into newspapers left in public places—on trains, for example.
- Ask difficult questions in a gentle, unassuming manner. My number one go-to is, Why would anyone wish to experiment on healthy pregnant mums and their unborn babies? As yet, I have not received one valid or evidence-based answer.
- Attend peaceful protests when you can, if you can’t, perhaps ask someone like-minded to represent you, or at least show your support in some small way. Organising protests and speakers is a thankless task; please support the causes you believe in. Free speech is a precious commodity in 2023.
- Petitions—please sign them. You may want to skip past, thinking they aren’t effective; however, many policy U-turns have been taken because of petitions.
- Wherever possible, take responsibility for your own health and that of your children. Seek alternative health practitioners before you engage with the NHS or the equivalent healthcare system in your country. As a caveat, we also have to recommend and advise that you seek qualified medical advice, should you require it.
- Try to do as much possible without having to give our any of your data. Refuse to give your contact details to retailers like Screwfix, who want to know who you are, where you live and your contact details even if you’ve just bought a pack of batteries with cash. Your data is private; keep it that way.
- Don’t wait to be told to do something. If you feel you can do something to help the cause, do it. You don’t need permission to speak the truth. You don’t need permission to make an informed choice. You don’t need permission to care.
- Speak up. There are many ways to share information. No-one has to be identified if they don’t feel comfortable; however, if you have information that you think would be helpful for others, please don’t keep it to yourself—share it wherever you can.
- Keep positive and keep smiling. Those who are trying to frighten and confuse us, and who are disrupting our lives, don’t want us to be happy. There will be a new pandemic of mental health illness in times ahead. Don’t let it include you in its toll.
- Many of us who have to visit the NHS for one reason or another are worried that they won’t be given a choice when it comes to treatment offered or given. An advance refusal to accept treatment is an option available. More on this can be found here. For those who wish to make a living will, it is worth researching it thoroughly.
Expert contacts and friends of UK Column
What a busy week it has been for many of our trusted expert contacts and friends of UK Column. We would like to thank all of them for standing up and speaking out, many bravely sacrificing their reputations and careers to protect us, the public, from tyranny. The postman who delivers to Downing Street must be busy!
As we witness the light-footedness (pardon the pun) of Stephen Lightfoot, Chair of the MHRA Board, who has announced his resignation or ‘escape’ from the sinking ship HMS Regulator, I wonder who will be next. Dame June Raine or Dr Alison Cave? Bets are on. Clearly, the continued pressure appears to be getting to them.
Dr Christian Buckland
I am absolutely delighted to see a great friend of UK Column stamping his mark. Dr Christian Buckland is Chairman of the Board of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, one of Britain’s foremost psychological governing bodies. Having spoken out about his concerns since the beginning of Covid–19, Dr Buckland has now, in his individual capacity, written an open letter to the Prime Minister, condemning the use of unethical psychological techniques/behavioural science on the unknowing and non-consenting British public. Please click here to view the letter in full. Dr Buckland has a website which can be found here. He can also be found on Twitter here.
Dr Buckland writes:
I unreservedly condemn the UK Government’s use of unethical psychological techniques intended to elicit feelings of fear, shame and guilt, under the guise of behavioural science / insights which were designed to change the public’s behaviour without their knowledge and conscious participation.
The Perseus Group is a multidisciplinary team of experts from various fields, including medicine, pharmaceutical regulation and safety management. The group—which includes another UK Column friend and regular contributor, Hedley Rees, world expert in pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, as well as the CEO of Pharmaflow, Dr Ros Jones, retired Consultant Paediatrician and one of the original founders of the Hart Group—went in person to Downing Street to deliver their latest report, Safe and Effective, which can be downloaded here.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)'s primary responsibility is to keep the public safe. The Perseus Group has sent a hard copy of the report to each Member of Parliament in the UK. Their objective is to bring to their attention the major failings of the MHRA to keep the public safe during the Covid–19 pandemic.
Please send a copy to your MP and circulate far and wide. Thank you.
Professor Norman Fenton
We are always very pleased to welcome newly-retired Professor Norman Fenton, mathematician, computer scientist and Emeritus Professor of Risk Information Management at Queen Mary University. He is a member of the HART Group and a regular contributor to UK Column. His YouTube analysis of Dame June Raine’s latest lecture was damning. That excellent video is gaining a lot of traction on social media, as is his latest appearance on UK Column News.
His final message in that appearance? The MHRA is not fit for purpose. How much clearer does he have to be? A second interview with Professor Fenton, David Scott and myself is now also available on UK Column. Please support Professor Fenton: he can be found on Twitter here and he writes regularly on Substack.
Many reading will be familiar with Cheryl Grainger, a self-employed training consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and a regular contributor to UK Column. Much to her surprise, her question was accepted by the March 2023 MHRA Board meeting and she found herself face to face with Dame June Raine, Stephen Lightfoot and Dr Alison Cave. We are pleased to be able exclusively to publish her accounts of her experience: Taking On The MHRA—Part 1 and Taking On The MHRA—Part 2. Please share.
News in Brief
The Advanced Research Invention Agency (ARIA)
In last week’s UK Column News (at 52 minutes), I mentioned a new government agency—ARIA. When I reported the news, many were unaware of the existence of such an agency. Imagine my surprise when I watched Laura Kuenssberg’s Sunday programme, where she introduced Matt Clifford, Head of ARIA.
What is the role of ARIA? Should we be scared of Artificial Intelligence? I don’t believe in coincidences; has the BBC been keeping an eye on us? You decide: is it a coincidence or are the BBC watching UK Column News?
NHS nurses’ strikes
The tensions between the Royal College of Nursing and the British Government are palpable. After losing a High Court case, nurses have been forced to cut short their planned strikes. Unite the Union has also voted to reject the Government’s latest nurses’ pay offer. As unions fire another warning shot across the Government’s bow, it seems nurses’ strikes are here to stay. Meanwhile, the public are being urged to use NHS facilities wisely, whatever ‘wisely’ means.
Oral sex reportedly fuelling an epidemic of throat cancer
How much more fear will be created in order to encourage people to grab a jab? A recent report in the Daily Mail reports that both the USA and UK are suffering a throat cancer epidemic. Oral sex is being said to be the cause. According to Dr Hisham Mehanna of Birmingham University, 70% of cases of throat cancer can be linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). Do you feel an HPV jab drive on the horizon?
Sudan: massive biological risk
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described the scene in Sudan as extremely dangerous: a public health laboratory holding samples of diseases including polio and measles has been occupied by fighters. The laboratory is reported to be under their full control and being used as a military base. Representatives of the WHO are quoted as saying, “There is a huge biological risk associated with the occupation of the central public health lab”.
Lyme disease in the UK
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has reminded Brits to be careful when out walking this spring and summer. Lyme disease is becoming more common in the UK, and a recently confirmed case of tick-borne encephalitis has alerted experts. Could there be a vaccine in the pipeline, I wonder? Surprise—there is.
Chinese secret police stations in the UK
Yes, you read that correctly. Many mainstream media platforms have been carrying the story; however, few people appear aware of it. A statement was given on the matter in the House of Lords on 20 April by Home Office Minister Lord Sharpe of Epson. For more, the Daily Mail carries a detailed account.
Bill Gates funds millions to NGOs claiming children are born sexual
Bill Gates is at it again. This time, he is keen for ten-year-olds to learn about ‘commercial sex work’. In my opinion, ten-year-olds should be busy playing with friends, and a million miles away from this narrative. It beggars belief.
Plans approved for Britain’s first women-only tower block
A fifteen-storey tower in West London will offer places to live for women who are facing abuse an inequality. Who proves who is a woman? In 2023, it seems men can be women—and they will be eligible if they are intending to undergo gender reassignment, although cross-dressers and those with a history of violence will be excluded. Should we be grateful for small mercies?
None of us is capable of making a difference alone; we can’t save the world. However, we co-exist and remember we are co-dependent on one another for human contact, communication, interaction and kindness. Together, we are a tour de force. Faith is the antidote to fear. So have faith in whatever or whoever it is that you trust and that gives you comfort and strength.
Until next week,
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice (for the LORD thy God is a merciful God); he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.. Deuteronomy 4:30,31