UK Column News - 19th October 2022

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson, David Scott and Debi Evans with today’s UK Column News.



00:23 Inflation at 10.1%


04:14 Liz Truss hits the ground running: U-turns

Financial Times: Embarrassing 45p U-turn

Sky News: "Mistakes happen"

Daily Telegraph: Truss may abandon pensions triple lock


09:00 Liz Truss grilled in BBC interview

Clips from interview


16:16 Who is in control? 

Jeremy Hunt's initiative: Government to establish expert Economic Advisory Council


20:03 UK Column looks in detail at Hunt's Economic Advisory Council 


23:05 BlackRock advertises itself

"Actually, it's never been about us"


Fusion of health and security

26:01 UK Health Security Agency — Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

Daily Mail: So much for the crackdown on wokery!


26:56 Health Protection Report

Dr Jenny Harries' UK Government biography

Call to viewers: Who attended the UKHSA event in Leeds?


29:37 All-cause mortality: ONS statistics

Breakdown of statistics by Office for Health Improvement and Disparities


31:34 What has caused 330,000 excess deaths — was it austerity? 

Guardian asks the question

Devi Sridhar gives her account of causes in the Guardian

New Scientist: Thousands of excess deaths and we don't know why



33:51 National Security Bill

38:00 Report on UK use of covert powers

Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office (IPCO) report


Card-only Tesco

Follow-up on Alex Thomson's segment at 10:00 in Monday's news.

40:50 Dr Henrietta Hughes in conversation with Rachel Power

Event on 30 November



41:36 NHS data-driven war rooms

24/7 control centres


44:05 Covid-19 swarm, 'twindemic', triple threat

The Sun makes us afraid


46:44 HART Group

Website of group pressing a legal requirement on MHRA to disclose AstraZeneca data


49:08 All-Party Parliamentary Group considering vaccine injuries on 20 September



51:50 War update

BBC piece on "deportation" from Kherson


56:34 Western media believing its own propaganda

The Week: Ukraine will win


59:44 UK Embassy Bucharest and Irish Government — Support LGBTQ+ in Romania

Report on tender by Embassy


Life in the West

1:02:50 Thames Water making smart meters compulsory


1:04:24 LNG tankers queuing up in Europe report


1:06:53 Cost-of-living protests in Berlin

Euronews report


1:08:38 And Finally: Memes