Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with today's news update from the UK Column.
Artwork by Ned.
START – Treason May speaks at the CBI
Brexit (no exit): Britain to remain quietly attached to the EU
MPs demand House of Lords URGENTLY axe 200 peers
Teflon Tony at the head of the demands…
House of Commons increasingly out of control and needs oversight
House of Commons: continued oversight by the House of Lords is essential
Operation ‘No Deal’ - army plans for troops on the street
Military control subtly being normalised to the British public…?
Operation Temperer: codename for putting the military into Policing roles…
What if the unified EU military force is the military to be used…?
Britain’s Police being militarised to get in line with other EU states…?
12:15 – European Foreign Affairs Council meeting taking place
EU wants to strengthen PESCO and EU-NATO cooperation…
EU-NATO cooperation: politicians misleading the public on the implications
EU will have the relationship with NATO…not individual nations
British public will no longer have control via Parliament over foreign military action
US President Trump makes fun of EU military
Mogherini and Stoltenberg have been meeting for years on EU-NATO relationship
20:51 – New York Times: Trump vs CIA – Khashoggi death causing friction
President Trump takes (Twitter) aim at Adam Schiff and defends AG Matt Whitaker
Russian Collusion in 2016 US Presidential election: still not a shred of evidence
25:22 – Russia and Turkey officially complete construction of joint gas pipeline
28:23 – Israel: Netanyahu increases his portfolio – takes on defense post
Israel has not had a full-term government since 1988…
Netanyahu has been in power longer than Syria’s Assad...not a problem for the West
31:11 – Jeremy Hunt in Iran: talks on the future of the Iranian nuclear deal
North Korea: allegations continue surrounding ongoing concerns on nuclear program
Sanctions in place on ‘refined petroleum’…
33:55 – Alternative View 9.1 conference: Democracy in Chains – 2 December, London
34:26 – Poverty as a political choice: child poverty ‘a social calamity...’
For many, wages haven’t increased for 20 years but the cost of living has rocketed