UK Column News - 24th July 2018

Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson with today's news update from the UK Column.

START – Syria: white helmets exodus – Vanessa Beeley under attack again
Daily Mail: while Tommy Robinson is jailed, 90% of returning jihadis walk free
Security services know who these people are…they are being used to stir hatred
Public angst is being deliberately fomented by the British government
05:48 – John Lewis joins Bright Future programme to tackle modern slavery
Human trafficking profit: £130 billion…Government prevention: £150 million
Honest criticism of government policy would be far more effective…
08:55 – Wars help trafficking and slavery...UK is particularly good at war
No money for the British but more freebies for Oman
800 British Army tanks in 1990 – now we have just 156…
Ministry of Defence blows £10.5 billion on military jets it doesn’t need
Manufacturer AirTanker makes millions by renting them to holiday firms
Tank shortage…? Sorry I’m busy being a celebrity right now…
Nick Boles MP statement: ‘creative destruction in public services’ now in full view
16:10 – National Security and Investment powers: who are ‘hostile actors’…?
17:55 – Investigatory Powers: 5 terrorist attacks in the UK since previous report
Government to decide what is ‘proportionate and necessary’…
UK spies broke law for 15 years but what can I do…? shrugs judge
Common Purpose: UK Conservative government is now operating beyond authority
The fuel for UK politics is the abuse of children for blackmail
MPs vote for anonymity if accused of sexual harassment and expenses fraud
Minutes after the vote, list of politicians under investigation vanishes from website
Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: out with the old, in with the new…
Government website edited to hide information from the public
Keith Vaz case: investigation hidden...where did he get all his money from…?
Lawyers argue over format of Prince Charles’ evidence to abuse inquiry
Charles’ letter may be ‘less than entirely frank about his relationship with Peter Ball’
Prince Charles refuses to give a witness statement to the inquiry…
33:28 – Melanie Shaw: her MP Chris Leslie worries about the state of prisons but
Leslie (her past employer) doesn’t want to help Melanie Shaw in any way
Beechwood children’s home was quickly demolished – no forensic examination
Melanie Shaw desperate to give evidence – Prince Charles desperate to avoid it…
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA): a rapid whitewash
‘Independent’ IICSA assessment team all linked to NSPCC