UK Column News - 10th May 2024

Brian Gerrish, Debi Evans and Ben Rubin with today's UK Column News.


BBC Disinformation For Manipulation

00:52 BBC: Kyiv can use British weapons inside Russia—Cameron


Jab Conspiracy Theories Were Correct

01:48 BBC (2021): Birthday Honours 2021: Covid vaccine heroes recognised by Queen

Somerville College, Oxford (2022): Spring Meeting—Somerville College Oxford

Somerville College, Oxford (YouTube): Spring Meeting 2022: Dame Kate Bingham—"Lessons learnt from the Vaccine Task Force"

GOV.UK (2022): Kate Bingham appointed chair of UK Vaccine Taskforce

Kate is uniquely qualified for the role, having worked in the biotech sector in the UK and internationally for 26 years—most recently as Managing Partner at SV Health Investor. Her work has led to the launch of six drugs for the treatment of patients with inflammatory and autoimmune disease and cancer.

SV Health Investors: Investing in tomorrow’s healthcare breakthroughs

Dementia Discovery Fund: Team

Dementia Discovery Fund: Our Fund Investors

The Francis Crick Institute: Kate Bingham

Prior to joining SVHI, Kate worked in business development for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA and at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm

BBC: Jesse Norman: MP resigns from government to focus on local issues

Wikipedia: Jesse Norman

Personal life: In 1992, Norman married Kate Bingham

Die Welt (2021): Former UK vaccines chief says yes to Russian jab if data is good


Corporate State Capture: What Is The Government For?

14:46 LinkedIn: Josie Cluer: Leads EY's people consulting work in government and infrastructure

Rohan Malik (LinkedIn): At EY, we believe that good leadership is a shared journey, enriched by the unique qualities each member brings to the table

LinkedIn: Craig Watkins: Chief Executive Officer, Verian UK

Gillian Keegan (LinkedIn): 

Anyone who has worked in business from the 80s through to the present day will know just how much the internet has changed the workplace.

The Council for Inclusive Capitalism: Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Goals House: The Goals House Advisory Board

Carmine Di Sibio (LinkedIn): 

I am honored to announce that EY has been awarded the 2023 Terra Carta Seal

UK Column interview: Ben Rubin dissects the Common Purpose agenda

Bloomberg (2023): EY Cuts UK Partner Payouts by £40,000 as Big Four Face Slowdown


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UK Column interview: J. Michael Waller discusses his book Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains

UK Column interview: The Indoctrinated Brain: Michael Nehls MD PhD

Event: Western Empire and The Great Reset: Saturday 11th May 10:30 am—The Steyning Centre, Fletcher's Croft, Steyning, Sussex

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Glastonbury Event: The Lawful Remedy Roadshow: Self-Preservation for a Sovereign Life—Sunday 26th May 2024


ULEZ, C40 Cities and Transformational Changes—Who Is Pulling Sadiq Khan’s Strings?

28:02 CNN: Sadiq Khan wins third term as London mayor, capping strong showing for Labour in English local elections 

UK Column search: Keyword: Global Cities

UK Column search: Keyword: Sadiq Khan

C40 Cities: Meet the co-chairs

In their roles as elected co-chairs, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr and Mayor Khan bring a diversity of perspectives to inform C40’s direction as a network of global mayors. This is crucial to effectively address the distinctive challenges that cities encounter due to their diverse social, political, and economic contexts, as well as the unique climate risks they confront.

Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF): CIFF is an independent philanthropic organisation

Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF): Meet The Teams: Kate Hampton—Chief Executive Officer

The Telegraph (2023): Masroor Siddiqui: The close confidante of Rishi Sunak who shuns the limelight


Build Back Better: Milken Institute

38:56 UK Parliament: MPs and Lords: Contact information for Lord Bethell

Medium: A Covenant For Health—Improving The Nation's Health

Milken Institute: James Bethell

Milken Institute: 2024 Global Conference: Sesame Workshop and Save the Children Announce New Partnership to Foster Young Children’s Climate Resilience 

Evening Standard (2021): Anne McElvoy: The unvaccinated have become a lethal liability we can ill afford


We Need To Care About Social Care: Using Handcuffs To Transport Children?

47:11 GOV.UK: Main findings: children's social care in England 2023

UK Parliament (2023): Children’s social care: Education Committee to investigate if Government’s reforms are going far and fast enough 

UK Parliament: Oral evidence: Children's social care—30 April 2024

BBC (2022): Culture of abuse found at three Doncaster special schools

Ofsted: The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2020/21 (PDF)

GOV.UK: Ofsted: In care during Covid–19—what children told us about lockdown

House of Commons: Education Committee Oral evidence: Children’s social care, HC 372 (PDF)

GOV.UK: Ofsted: Largest national providers of private and voluntary social care (March 2022) 

In 2020–21, £11 billion was spent on children’s services. Of this, £5.7 billion, or almost half, was spent on children in care. Almost two thirds (£3.7 billion) of spend on children in care went on residential and fostering care. Of the £1.8 billion spent on all foster care, £0.9 billion was in the private sector. Of the £1.8 billion spent on all residential children’s care, £1.3 billion was in the private sector.

CareTech: About Us

CareTech Foundation: Farouq Sheikh OBE

Cosaraf: Home

The Independent: ‘Horrendous’ practice of handcuffing children in care must be banned, MPs warn

Community Care: Councils can arrange Covid vaccines for children in care despite parent opposition, High Court rules


Let’s Hear What Jeremy Farrar Has To Say About Bird Flu in Cows

56:23 Stat: WHO’s top scientist learned a hard lesson about H5N1 two decades ago: Stopping it takes more than biology


Some Sources From UK Column News Extra

The Economist: Dengue fever is surging in Latin America

NPR: With a million cases of dengue so far this year, Brazil is in a state of emergency

GOV.UK blogs: How we protect the UK from vector-borne diseases

National Institutes of Health (NIH 2022): Engineering Modified mRNA-Based Vaccine against Dengue Virus Using Computational and Reverse Vaccinology Approaches 

Contagion Live: A Member of Newer Family of ‘FLiRT’ Covid–19 Variants is Dominant Strain In United States

iNews: Why the new FLiRT group of variants is expected to bring a new wave of Covid 

WebMD: New 'FLiRT' Variants Spark Summer COVID Surge Warning