UK Column News - 12th February 2024

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson and Mark Anderson with today's UK Column News.


Royal Navy: Orchestrated Breakdown

00:24 Business Insider: The high-profile failure of a $3.7B aircraft carrier shows how Britain is struggling to keep up with first-rate militaries

The Independent: Aircraft carrier’s departure for major Nato exercise postponed at last moment

The Guardian: ‘That’s our guy’: how UK military chief became key Nato liaison in Ukraine

The Telegraph: Royal Marines' new vessel to 'deliver a lethal punch'

Danielle Sheridan (LinkedIn): Danielle Sheridan—The Telegraph

Mariner's Mirror Podcast (YouTube 2021): Dr Sam Willis meets The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (YouTube): Ben Wallace on Britain's Defence and the Future of NATO

Defence Secretary, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (on X): 

Today’s £405 million investment will upgrade their warhead and software to make Sea Viper even more lethal against new and growing threats from hostile drones and missiles.


£25 Billion On Defence Spending

11:15 GOV.UK: UK defence industry spending tops £25 billion for first time

9/11 Memorial: The day after 9/11, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invoked Article 5


Boris Johnson’s Role In Prolonging War 

16:17 The Independent: Boris Johnson attacks Tucker Carlson over Putin interview

Chatham House: Measuring the power of the Global South

Chatham House: Stop taking the Global South for granted


Are We Seeing Calculated Treason?

19:47 UK Parliament: Ready for War?—Defence Committee

GOV.UK: The UK announces 20,000 British Forces to boost NATO in speech 

WDTNTV (YouTube): Butler Co. [Ohio] sheriff addresses what he learned at conference

UK Column Content: Genocide and Empire: Identifying Structural Deep Events and State Crimes Against Democracy in Real Time


UN’s Migration Agenda

27:17 International Organization for Migration (2018): Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners

United Nations (2020): Replacement Migration (PDF)

US Department of Homeland Security (2021): Alejandro Mayorkas Sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security


Upcoming Events And Announcements 

35:27 Please Join Us: Access the UKC News Extra—UK Column Community

UK Column Shop:

Forthcoming Symposium: The Organisation for Propaganda Studies, in collaboration with UK Column and Propaganda in Focus, presents Silencing the Academics—Sunday 18 February, 6–9 pm

Event: Sounds Beautiful Festival 2024—27–30 June

Event: Stand In The Light Music Festival—24–27 May

Event: Alternative View 14—26 May 2024

Forthcoming UK Column interview: Matt Campbell & Ted Walter—Tuesday 13th February


CDC Comic Book Propaganda With Hypnotic Back Cover

37:50 Michigan State University: CDC Comic: The Junior Disease Detectives Operation Outbreak 


The War Against Motorists—The People Fight Back

46:32 Event: Stop The War On Motorists Protest: Action against ULEZ and the war on the motorist Facebook

Action Against ULEZ (on X): The official Twitter/X account of Action Against ULEZ and the War on the Motorist

SayNoToULEZ: The Fight Continues

Next ULEZ Event: Biggin Hill anti ULEZ Protest—Saturday 17 February, 12–3 pm


Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) 

48:28 GOV.UK: UK and Egypt sign sustainable cities and infrastructure pact

Wikipedia: EarthCARE

EarthCARE is an acronym standing for Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer, and the aims of the mission are to improve understanding of the cloud, radiative and aerosol processes that affect the Earth's climate

European Space Agency: ESA—EarthCARE 

The mission

Equipped with four instruments, the Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) satellite mission has been designed to make a range of different measurements that together will shed new light on the role that clouds and aerosols play in regulating Earth’s climate.

GOV.UK: UK first major economy to halve emissions

International Energy Agency: Global Energy Review: CO2 Emissions in 2021


Last-Ditch Defence Of Avdiivka

53:23 Weeb Union (YouTube): Avdiivka ENDGAME | RUAF Launch Flanking Assault To Encircle Ukrainian Forward Positions

Defense Politics Asia (YouTube): Battle of Avdiivka—Russian forces breaks southern lines as Ukraine reinforcement routes blocked

Ministry of Defence (on X): 

They are probably some of the leading trauma surgeons in the world with their experience.

The Telegraph: Soldiers told to avoid Christian ‘elements’ in Acts of Remembrance