Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson, Vanessa Beeley and David Scott with today's news update from the UK Column.
START – French yellow vests: Police getting more violent with the public
Unarmed civilians being shot: now a regularity…
Media blackout: no outrage from the western press about these injustices
France is now a totalitarian state – French public has no recourse to government
French press now wearing helmets, masks and carrying shields for protection
This is not control, this is provocation: state-sponsored violence
European Police training has changed over the last ten or fifteen years
Police are increasingly being desensitised and militarised
EU’s Federica Mogherini: we need to merge military and policing functions…
Police training is also being done in conjunction with Israel
22:06 – Scotland: Alex Salmond charged in a secret court
Salmond faces fourteen charges: for political reasons…?
Press restrictions on reporting the case are already in place
Breach of the Peace one of the charges: often used for nefarious purposes
29:03 – 1994 Chinook crash: almost all UK’s senior N.Ireland intelligence experts dies
The truth about Mull of Kintyre Chinook may be lost if files are destroyed this year…
Brian Dixon’s petition for file release on government website ‘under consideration’
What is the government trying to hide about the Chinook crash…?
35:07 – Integrity Initiative: who is Alex John Finnen…?
UK Column Freedom of Information request: response changes with each reply
42:20 – Johnny Mercer MP tweets: someone has hit a nerve…
45:11 – SNP’s Defence Spokesman: Russian infiltration not taken seriously by some
Integrity Initiative’s words used almost verbatim
48:19 – Melanie Shaw: still not released, her whereabouts are currently unknown