Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson and Mark Anderson with today's UK Column News.
The PPE Scandal In 2023—Focusing On The Tip Of The Iceberg By Having A Mone About One Supplier?
00:28 PPE Medpro: About PPE Medpro
BBC: Michelle Mone admits she stands to benefit from £60m PPE profit
UK Parliament: Committee of Public Accounts: Management of PPE contracts
The Telegraph: Cabinet Office ‘approved hospital gowns’ made by firm linked to Baroness Mone
Lady Michelle Mone (on X):
My husband and I have been used as a scapegoat by the government for their own failings on PPE procurement.
UK Parliament (2022): £4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”
ONS Data: Migration Adds 672,000 (One Per Cent Per Annum) To UK Population
06:49 BBC: UK net migration in 2022 revised up to record 745,000
BBC Bitesize: Migrants to Britain c. 1250 to the present overview—OCR B
The Telegraph: Hostile states will ‘drive’ migrants to UK and destabilise the West, warns Sunak
GOV.UK: Why do people come to the UK? To work
United Nations Digital Library System: Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
NBC News: Border policies under consideration could overwhelm system, DHS officials warn
Yahoo News: Why is it so hard for Palestinians to enter the U.S. as refugees?
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Operation Prosperity Guardian Formed To Protect Red Sea Shipping
27:33 Vessel Finder: The current position of STRINDA is at South East Asia
Al Jazeera: Shipping companies pause Red Sea journeys after Houthi attacks
CMACGM Group.com: The CMA CGM Group is deeply concerned about the recent attacks on commercial vessels unfolding in the Red Sea Region
Zlatti71 (on X):
Berlin Mulls Red Sea Frigate Deployment—BILD. The Bundeswehr may send the F221 "Hessen" frigate to the Red Sea for joint operations with Western allies to protect shipping from Yemen's Ansar Allah, the outlet reports. The German MoD, however, refused to comment on the possibility.
Ministry of Defence (on X):
HMS Diamond, one of the Navy's most advanced warships, swiftly intercepted and neutralised a potential threat to merchant vessels in the Red Sea using a Sea Viper missile.
The Drive: Newly Formed Operation Prosperity Guardian To Protect Red Sea Shipping
To Ukraine: $1.34 billion. From … The World Bank
30:01 The Times: David Cameron: Why the UK and Germany back a sustainable ceasefire
The Telegraph: Why Ukraine must not turn its back on Zelensky
Kyiv Post: The World Bank Allocates Over a Billion Dollars to Ukraine, Primarily From Japan
World Bank: World Bank Group Financing Support Mobilization to Ukraine
Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai Trial Raises Questions
36:24 Amnesty International: Jimmy Lai's 'sham trial' a further attack on press freedom
The world is being told that Jimmy Lai is a noble pro-democracy fighter. But his paper OPPOSED universal suffrage for Hong Kong, and the long-term links between Apple Daily and the US are extraordinary—check out the Pentagon link, for example.
Council of the European Union: Donald Tusk, former president of the European Council, 2014–2019
Brussels Signal: ‘Christmas present’ for Tusk: EC unlocks €111 billion in frozen Polish funds
COP28 Conclusion: End Fossil Fuels
40:24 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: COP28 Agreement Signals “Beginning of the End” of the Fossil Fuel Era
Gospel or Gaia?
46:45 UK Column article: Welby's Church of England 2021: £Trillions for Gaia Greed but Peanuts for the Parish Paupers
In Depth: 2030 Roadmap For UK-Israel Strategic Bilateral Relations
49:14 James Cleverly (on X):
Israel and the UK share a close and historic friendship. Today, Eli Cohen and I signed an agreement to deepen that relationship. On trade, tech and security, our two countries are taking full advantage of these opportunities
GOV.UK: 2030 roadmap for UK-Israel bilateral relations
Relevant detail near the end of this interview: UK Column on Millenniyule 2023
Construction Enquirer: Sunak promises Bill to build £100m Holocaust Memorial
The Jewish Chronicle: Setback for National Holocaust Memorial as Royal Parks oppose plans
The House of Commons Library: Holocaust Memorial Bill
Euractiv: At G20, US, India, Saudi, EU unveil alternative to Belt-and-Road
National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ): Huawei advice: what you need to know
Wikipedia: Unit 8200
British Council: BIRAX: The UK-Israel Research and Academic Exchange
Tribune Columnist: Mike Royko 1932–1997
Luton Town FC (on X):
While our captain Tom Lockyer remains in hospital following the cardiac arrest he suffered on the pitch at Bournemouth yesterday, we understand that supporters are concerned for him and that there is widespread media interest in his condition.
Holland Sentinel: Is Livingston County following the roadmap Ottawa Impact created?