UK Column News - 20th January 2023

Mike Robinson, Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley with today’s UK Column News.

New Zealand—The horse put out to pasture

00:22 New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern Resigns

Jacinda Ardern resignation meme 

Jacinda Ardern: political figures believe abuse and threats contributed to PM’s resignation

Tucker: One of our most appalling world leaders just quit—Totalitarianism video record

This Government promised to be open and transparent, but it is an artfully-crafted mirage

Poor Jacinda Ardern, defeated by her own vanity

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—Reprise

Cranmer substack: Covid and our Kiwi Kids—Part 1

Cranmer substack: Covid and our Kiwi Kids—Part 2

New Zealand aggressively police break up Wellington Covid-19 restrictions protest

WEF—Some Davos Highlights—Yes, Tony Blair is in there

14:44 Radio Davos 2023, Day 4: Beware of the ‘Great Fracture’ with UN Secretary-General António Guterres

How to stop Climate Change-Special Message from Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine (or just “The First Lady” according to Davosites)

Increasingly pantomic Al Gore on climate change at Davos 2023

New Age Davos: John Kerry Calls on Our ‘Better Aliens’ in Fight Against Climate Change

Tony Blair calls for “National Digital Infrastructure” which will be needed for mRNA vaccines

99 and a flake—Henry Kissinger: Why I changed my mind about Ukraine


NATO Needs More Weapons in Ukraine For Peace

28:17 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during the WEF panel discussion:

If we want a negotiated peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine we need to provide military support to Ukraine. That's the only way, weapons: they are the way.

Ukraine needs more weapons today—tweet

Eighth meeting of Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin remarks in Ramstein format at Ukraine Contact Group Meeting in Germany

Bundestag fails to vote for supply of Leopard tanks to Ukraine

US won't grant key Ukrainian weapon demand—Politico

Defence Secretary announces combat power package for Ukraine

Visualizing the World’s Top 25 Fleets of Combat Tanks: Where’s Britain?

Sergey Lavrov statement on EU-NATO coalition:

Just as Napoleon mobilized practically all of Europe against the Russian Empire, just as Hitler mobilized and captured… the majority of European countries and sent them against the Soviet Union, now the United States has organized a coalition

Macron issues warning on Europe's future

France strikes: One million protest against Macron's rise in retirement age


When The Hague Won’t Do: West’s Special Tribunal should be constituted against Russia


Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the participants of the public debate "War and Law" in Paris

Forbes: Experts Call For The Creation Of A Special Tribunal


UK joins core group dedicated to achieving accountability for Russia’s aggression

Sir Howard Morrison KC brought on board

The International Criminal Court (ICC)—to which “the crime of aggression” was added much later than the three original war crimes that founded it with the Rome Statute


Vanessa Beeley Reporting from Iran

56:18 Video of graffiti on the British Embassy in Iran

“Cut ties with the imperialists”

“Get out of my country”

“Your history is dripping with blood” 

Vanessa’s YouTube channel

Vanessa Twitter account


Online Safety Bill—Criminal Convictions Contain Contradictions

1:06:22 Online Safety Bill—Government Bill

Documents, publications and announcements relating to the Government's Online Safety Bill

Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan writes to parents, setting out how the Online Safety Bill will keep children safe

Michelle Donelan: The Online Safety Bill. “Legal But Harmful” had to go

Social media giants have no right to tell adults what legal content they can or cannot see, and neither does the Government.

For adults, my new ‘triple shield’ mechanism delivers choice. Where content is illegal, clearly it should be removed. If a platform says in its terms and conditions that it does not allow certain content, they must keep that promise and remove it.

Online Safety Update Statement made on 17 January 2023

Greta Thunberg: German police deny protest detainment was staged

Sir Christopher Chope’s Covid–19 Vaccine Damage Bill Private Member's Bill (Presentation Bill)

Covid19 Vaccine Diagnosis and Treatment Bill Private Member's Bill (Presentation Bill)