Mike Robinson, Alex Thomson and Debi Evans with today’s UK Column News. Guest segment with Gevorg Virats.
Gevorg Virats Explains Why Turkey Is No Longer Blocking NATO Expansion
00:27 Gevorg Virats' Russian-language Telegram channel: https://t.me/gevorgvirats_org
Al Jazeera: Why Turkey changed its stance on Sweden’s NATO membership
Reuters Special Report: US, Swedish prosecutors study graft complaint naming son of Turkey's Erdoğan
Ukraine: Cluster Munitions Given Green Light; East Asians View NATO’s Stoltenberg As World’s “Supreme Fool”
13:15The Independent: Nato refuses to offer Ukraine timeframe on joining
NATO: Relations with partners in the Indo-Pacific region
Pearls and Irritations: NATO's provocative lurch eastward
Global Times: Asia needs NATO like it needs a hole in the head
RUSI: Giving Ukraine Cluster Munitions is Necessary, Legal and Morally Justified
What Is ‘Long Vax’?
20:10 The Guardian: ‘It’s naive to think this is in the best interests of the NHS.’ How Big Pharma’s millions are influencing healthcare
GOV.UK: MHRA conferences and events
GOV.UK: Corporate report: MHRA Corporate Plan 2023 to 2026
The Guardian: Patient dies and three hospitalised in Sciensus chemotherapy incident
Daily Mail: Harvard and Yale scientists investigate new condition dubbed 'Long Vax'
Daily Mail: Scientists test vaccine designed to protect people with Down's syndrome from developing Alzheimer's
BBC: NHS to offer sight-saving drug to premature babies
Next livestream: An inquest denied—Matt Campbell demands 9/11 answers—Thursday 13:00
Debi Evans Blog: 11 July 2023
Crowd Justice: Covid Vaccines Injured & Bereaved Legal Fund
Asylum Seekers’ Unlimited Family Reunification: The Issue That Finally Brought The Dutch Coalition Down
28:26 NRC: Rutte wanted measures against family reunification, ChristenUnie [coalition partner] did not want to go along with that
Christen Unie: Delaying family reunification is off the agenda
Europe Reloaded: Dutch government declares a state of emergency to stop farmer protest (later acknowledged the translation error)
Brownstone Institute: The Future of Traditional Farming and Healthcare in the Netherlands
Land Grabs On British Soil
34:11 Farmers’ Weekly: Cows fed daffodil extract may cut methane emissions by third
Poison Control: Daffodils—Beautiful but Potentially Toxic
The bottom line: All parts of the daffodil are toxic
Best Mag: Imerys acquires 80% stake in UK start-up British Lithium to make UK’s first integrated lithium refinery
Engineering And Technology: Lithium and the dream of Cornwall’s mining revival
Sky News: Concerns about safety of lithium batteries after the death of a family
Best Mag: UK parliamentarian questions safety of lithium-ion batteries in BESS
“Anti-Institutional Extremism”—Dutch Spooks' New Buzzphrase For Scepticism
37:40 AIVD: Anti-Institutional Extremism
AIVD: Anti-institutional extremism in the Netherlands: a serious threat to the democratic legal order?
Economy Looks Gloomy, But Everything Is Really Strong And Stable
41:17 Bank of England: Financial Stability Report—July 2023
Although the proportion of income that UK households overall spend on mortgage payments is expected to rise, it should remain below the peaks experienced in the Global Financial Crisis and in the early 1990s.
Sky News: Almost one million households face £500 a month mortgage hike, Bank of England warns
French Parliament Waves Through Law To Requisition Anyone And Anything French For Anticipated War Effort
43:18 Ministry of The Armed Forces (France): The Military Planning Act 2024–2030: Senators adopt draft LPM 2024–2030
Presidency of the National Assembly (France): Bill No. 1033 on military programming for the years 2024 to 2030 and various defence provisions
The Influence Wargaming Handbook And A Card Game For Grown-Up Soldiers Named PoP!
47:28 GOV.UK: Wargaming conference highlights the value of influence
The delegates also got to take home a card-driven game, Powers of Persuasion (PoP!), which they can use to create influence effects to achieve a given goal.
GOV.UK: Influence Wargaming Handbook
Floating Prisons—Councils Offered £3,500 Per Bed
35:32 GOV.UK: RAF Scampton asylum accommodation
Daily Mail: Protesters march against plan for barge for more than 500 migrant men off the Dorset coast as demo forces cruise ship to cancel scheduled stop
LocalGov: Councils offered £3,500 to house refugees on barges
Dorset Council: Latest statement on asylum seeker barge
The funding that has been agreed—£3,500 per occupied bed space—will allow us to fulfil our duties. In addition, a one-off payment of £377,000 will help provide asylum seekers with activities…