UK Column News - 24th May 2024

Mike Robinson, Debi Evans and Ben Rubin with today's UK Column News.


Different Parties, Same Agenda: #IndependentsDay 

00:19 UK Parliament: Parliamentary Bills

The House of Commons Library: What is the proposed WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty?

Matt Hancock (on X): 

I'm proud to leave Parliament as a Conservative MP after two decades serving my country in opposition and in government. I wish Rishi and all my colleagues all the best in the campaign to come.

UK Column News: 1st February 2023

(52:55) Super-rich Globalists: “Davos or Westminster?” Keir Starmer: "Davos"

The Trilateral Commission: Sir Keir Starmer

Declassified UK: Keir Starmer joined secretive CIA-linked group while serving in Corbyn’s shadow cabinet

The Movement for Reform Judaism: 'Historic' Passover service unites Progressive communities


UKREiiF: Build Back Better

07:22 GOV.UK (2021) : Build Back Better—our plan for growth (PDF)

UKREiiF (on X): The UK's Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum. Helping to Build Back Better and drive fresh investment and economic growth across the UK.

LinkedIn: UKREiiF

MintPress News: Coup foiled in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Forbes: Dan Gertler


40 Years On From The Infected Blood Scandal, Are We Repeating History With mRNA blood?

16:30 GOV.UK: Infected Blood Compensation Authority

NHS Blood Donation: Who can give blood

i News: NHS blood services among world’s safest – but infection risk will never be zero (archived)

UK Column News: 22nd May 2024: Sunak Apologises For The Repeated Failure Of The State (00:21)

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Circulating Spike Protein Detected in Post-Covid–19 mRNA Vaccine Myocarditis 

National Institutes of Health (2021): Refusing blood transfusions from Covid–19‐vaccinated donors: are we repeating history?

National Institutes of Health (2022): Vaccine mRNA Can Be Detected in Blood at 15 Days Post-Vaccination 

GOV.UK: MHRA announces consultation on improved safety for high risk in vitro diagnostic devices 

GOV.UK: Open consultation: Common specification requirements for in vitro diagnostic devices 


Update And Announcements

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UK Column interview: Conservation of Education—Micah Siegel

Event: Tickets Scotland: Bring The Noise Podcast

UK Column article: Debi Evans Blog: 23rd May 2024


Earlier Diagnostic Tests = Earlier Lifelong Pharmaceuticals

30:16 UK Column article: NHS Long Term Plan and Mental Health Implementation Plan: Phoenix or dinosaur?

The Guardian: Patient safety at risk in crumbling hospital Boris Johnson promised to replace

GOV.UK: Five major hospitals to be rebuilt as part of over £20 billion new hospital infrastructure investment

GOV.UK: New Hospital Programme – media fact sheet

The Independent: Government programme to build 40 new hospitals beset by ‘delay and indecision’

GOV.UK (2021): 40 community diagnostic centres launching across England

GOV.UK (2024): Diagnostic checks rolled out to 160 sites under CDC programme

NHS England: NHS delivering record number of tests and checks with more one-stop shops in local communities

NHS England Workforce, Training and Education (YouTube): NHS England Community Diagnostic Centre International Recruitment Webinar

Cambridge Cancer: Planning permission granted for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital


The National ‘Great Grid’ Public-Private Partnership

37:05 New Civil Engineer: National Grid to double investment in UK network to £30bn over next five years

National Grid Group: Grid for Growth

National Grid will be investing around £60 billion in networks, cementing our position as a leader in the energy transition on both sides of the Atlantic.

This is Money: National Grid Share Price

National Grid Group: Huge boost to UK supply chain as National Grid launches the Great Grid Partnership with seven new industry partners, all united in the drive to deliver The Great Grid Upgrade

City of London Corporation (LinkedIn): City of London Corporation's Post

We're thrilled to be featured in Building Design & Construction—BDC's latest magazine. 

In an extensive interview, the City Corporation's Climate Policy Lead discusses the hashtag #ClimateActionStrategy and a selection of ongoing hashtag#retrofit projects, as part of the Square Mile's journey to hashtag #netzero.

GB News: Major car brand pauses development of electric vehicles amid slump in demand from drivers 

World Bank Live: Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System


Who Is Sacha Lord?

44:19 The Manchester Mill (Substack): Exclusive: Did Sacha Lord cheat his way to £400,000 of public money during the pandemic?

LinkedIn: Sacha Lord - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

GOV.UK: Companies House: Sacha John Edward LORD-MARCHIONNE

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA): Executive Board

Joshi Herrmann (on X): 

Sacha Lord has just withdrawn his threat to sue us. He says he will "fully cooperate" with the Arts Council and GMCA investigations, and still denies the claims.

Sacha Lord (on X): 

If you are one of the morons who attended one of the illegal raves in Partington and Daisy Nook last night, you are a disgrace. You’ve now put yourselves, your friends, your families and loved ones at risk. I’ve seen some of the footage. You aren’t clubbers. Just selfish idiots.

GOV.UK: Culture Recovery Fund

Arts Council England: Covid–19 support

The Guardian: Manchester Mill newsletter eyes expansion after £1.75m valuation


Ofcom Leads The Way As A Global Censorship Regulator (For Online Safety)

54:50 Ofcom: Global online safety regulators map out vision to improve international coordination

Ofcom: Global Online Safety Regulators Network

YouTube: Humane Trailer (2024)