UK Column News - 25th September 2015

Figures indicate the number of minutes into the broadcast when the item in question begins.

2’]    Today is the formal launch of the 2013 Global Goals for “sustainable development”. Mike Robinson and Brian Gerrish deplore the silly efforts of HM Government’s Department for International Development to provide weedy solar-powered chargers and enslaving loans to third-world recipients. There is also a corporate tie-in with DfID and the Clinton Foundation.


6’]    David Scott describes how “foreign aid … takes money from poor people in rich countries and gives it to rich people in poor countries” and excludes poor countries from competition with the West, flooding them instead with Western surpluses. Examples are given of how this well-intentioned aid is counter-productive and how corporations benefit from the aggression and monopoly of state protection in “development” issues.


9’]    The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee statement highlights the Chinese slowdown and problems caused by the burgeoning buy-to-let market, which is becoming a bubble. However, Robinson notes, there is not much new in their analysis.

Scott adds that Andy Haldane (see Monday 21 September 2015 show) of the BoE has been floating the notion of negative interest (i.e. paying fees to bank), which evidently will necessitate coercion to work.

It appears that Bitcoin is going to be taken over by the monetary system to avoid posing competition to it.


12’]    The Northern Exposure logo for David Scott’s correspondence for the UK Column from Scotland is shown and explained.


13’]    A Spectator Life feature, “The SNP run riot at Westminster”, suggests that Scottish National Party MPs are being changed by London life and adapting to the old Establishment ways as much as vice versa. Scott notes that the source for this article was apparently disgruntled SNP insiders.


15’]    The Scotsman reports that Police Scotland is in trouble yet again for failing to follow up on reports of a missing person. The lady in question was found deceased days later.


17’]    Police Scotland are now taking bodily fluid samples from anyone they don’t like the look of.


18’]    Scott describes how the major milestones along the way to the Scottish police state were going over to a unitary organisation (which brought the policing methods of Glasgow to the Highlands) and the appointment of Sir Stephen House as Chief Constable first of Strathclyde and then of the whole country. The police has over a long period moved from defending the law (serving the public) to defending legislation (garnering cash) and this has eroded public confidence.


19’]    Scottish Government hypocrisy on human rights legislation. Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty (formerly the National Council on Civil Liberties) hugged and kissed First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon for her recent speech insisting that Scotland would not give up the “Human Rights Act”. However, Britain has a tradition of inalienable, God-given rights, and statute law reduces rather than adds to our rights, using a “smoke and mirrors process”. We are left with “political rights” that can be taken away by the State on a whim.


23’]    Sturgeon failed to mention several of the 20 or so rights enumerated in the “Human Rights Act” when championing that statute. She omitted those which are “under active and severe attack” in Scotland from the Scottish Government and Police Scotland:


- no punishment without due process of law

- the right to respect for private and family life (Article 8, shown on screen and read out)

- freedom of thought, conscience and religion

- freedom of expression

- freedom of assembly and association

- protection of property


Gerrish notes that the text of Article 8 does not sit well with Scotland’s Named Person initiative for state guardians of children.


26’]    Scott describes how the people attending a Yes Scotland rally, held (actually illegally) on George Square in Glasgow on the anniversary of the independence referendum, were actually very amenable to the NO2NP campaigners raising awareness of the Named Person scheme at the same time nearby on Buchanan Street. Scott concludes that the SNP’s most committed supporters of all are by no means in favour of Named Person.


29’]    Gerrish delves into Chakrabarti’s hypocrisy on the above issue, since although she has spoken (YouTube video clip ‘Children’s Databases 3 of 3’ at ) against data collection on children when the last Labour government attempted to bring in database-backed national ID cards, her organisation used to argue that childhood sexual experiences were not demonstrably harmful.


Scott has discovered that Chakrabarti is involved in the British American Project (the formal name of an organisation called “Tainted hands across the water” by the New Statesman in 2007) together with several big-name New Labour neocons.


“What we’re seeing is the Fabian agenda” of deception, Scott observes. Chakrabarti opposed the London government’s database plans as above, but “we’re now seeing her hugging Nicola Sturgeon, who’s bringing in exactly the same agenda [or] even worse”. Scott notes that the Scottish Government is hugely attacking property rights, too.


Why the lack of interest in liberty by an organisation calling itself Liberty? “When you look at Ms Chakrabarti’s ties with the entire New Labour project — which is Fabian to the core — you start to say, ‘Well, actually, what is this person? Is this … the ultimate in controlled opposition?’”


Gerrish recalls that he has seen video footage of Chakrabarti telling an audience that dictatorship is inevitable.


33’]    Former Procurator Fiscal of Scotland Dame Elish Angiolini’s hypocrisy in her statement about the courage of rape victims, given how she has failed Hollie Greig.


35’]    The BBC has confirmed that its flagship Panorama “investigative” programme will in a 6 October broadcast undermine the credibility of victims of sexual abuse by political figures. BBC producer Ceri Thomas appears to have a personal agenda in this regard, being (as Gerrish has concluded, and he invites the BBC to correct him if wrong) the boss at Radio 4 who ordered researcher Nicola Stanbridge in 2012 to stop collaborating with Gerrish on the Oxford and Cherwell Valley College case of sexual abuse of young people. Evidence:


39’]    Yet more documents relating to VIP child sexual abuse cases have gone missing: this time, “a mountain of files” from internal police archives, so not the Geoffrey Dickens dossiers whose “loss” has already been publicised.


40’]    Scott notes that “the BBC is treading a fine line”, because it relies on public prosecutions to ensure that its licence fee is paid (so cannot easily challenge the Establishment to the core) yet if the public comes to see it as an organisation covering up child abuse, people will stop watching and funding it.


41’]    Discussion of ad blocking tools. Robinson urges viewers and listeners to frustrate their purpose by clicking on them randomly with no link to their actual personal interests. This will also financially assist the websites (carrying those adverts) that one actually wishes to support.


44’]    Oliver Colvile, one of the MPs for the city of Plymouth where the UK Column is based, is mocked for prioritising hedgehogs above people.