Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson with today's news update from the UK Column.
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START – Buying off Scotland: Boris pays a visit
Boris: UK union most successful in history – no general election before leaving EU
Boris throws some money around: the campaign trail to start soon…?
Johnny Mercer MP: new Minister for Defence People and Veterans
Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan arrives in the Strait of Hormuz
HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to be out of action for some time…?
09:51 – Peter Hitchens: we’re destroying the Armed Forces – the last great institution
Hitchens: Police forces of this country under a leadership who’s ideas might be from Trotsky
South Hams District Council: it’s not what you do as a civil servant, it’s how you do it…
Behavioural control: it’s not the winning that counts, it’s the taking part
15:37 – Alternative View 10.1 conference: 27 October – Kensington, London
15:52 – UN: Tomorrow is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Priti Patel’s first task: Five Country Ministerial (the Five Eyes)
Discussions to include: cyber security, encryption, online harms…
US to legislate for back doors into all encryption products
A joint approach to respond to foreign terrorist fighters – stop funding them…?
Removal of terrorist content from big online platforms…? Maybe not…
Priti Patel: more newspeak from the new Home Secretary
Control of information: expanding the membership of UK Council for Internet Safety
The Cairncross Review: all about the press…? A free and independent press…?
UK Column article – ATVOD: a major risk to freedom of speech on the internet
OFCOM paper: the future of public service media
OFCOM getting worried about independent, online news providers…?
Collaborative effort: NGOs, charities, think tanks always consulted but never the public…
ATVOD board are all ex-MainStream Media people
28:03 – Control of the media: Carl Beech sentenced to 18 years
Beech convicted of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud
Metropolitan Police £2 million Operation Midland ended without a single arrest…
Child abuse survivors should be ‘laughed out of the room’…?
Former MI5 chief ‘involved in child sex abuse cover up’
MI6 officer found with child abuse images had charges dropped…
Daily Star 2013: Royal cover up – Royalty and the Establishment are above the law
Not so good at catching child abusers…what are the security services priorities…?
41:59 – IICSA report due out 31 July on Beechwood children’s home, Nottingham
42:57 – Finances: the black hole engulfing the world’s bond market
Risk is very high for the average investor: bank corruption continues to run amok