UK Column News - 26th February 2024

Brian Gerrish, Alex Thomson and Mark Anderson with today's UK Column News. Guests, discussing their questions for local councils: Chaka Artwell (East Oxford) and Rachel Mathews (Colchester).


Polish Farmers' One-Month Strike Seeks To Overturn EU Common Agricultural Policy

Solidarność RI (Polish): Map of farmers' protests as of 9 February 2024

Wikipedia: Rural Solidarity (Polish independent farmers' union)

Remix News: Prime Minister Tusk moves to crush Polish farmers' protests at Ukrainian border


Rachel Mathews (in Colchester) Shows How She Got A Councillor To Admit He Hadn't Heard The Arguments On "Climate Emergency"

Colchester Council Watch (YouTube): Scrutinising NET ZERO, Food Security, 5G Fraud & Assault (Round 10!)

UK Column-filmed presentation used by Rachel Mathews in her presentation: The Great Net Zero Debate—Ralph Ellis: Energy and Climate Science Errors


Chaka Artwell (in East Oxford) Battles Imposition Of Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods

Oxford Mail: Oxford critic Chaka Artwell has been 'disenfranchised'

Local democracy reporter Noor J Qurashi on X

15-minute cities promoter Carlos Moreno on X

UN-Habitat (United Nations): Annual Report 2022

UN-Habitat: UN-Habitat’s Funding Status as of 31 December 2023 (PDF)

BBC: Local Democracy Reporting Service

Press Gazette: Newsquest urged to pass on more of BBC funding to £24k per year Local Democracy Reporters

Oxford Mail: Oxford Independent Alliance candidates share pledges

Oxford Mail: Florence Pugh's father loses bar and blames LTNs for 'stress'

Oxford Mail: Oxford councillor on traffic filters conspiracy theory

Eventbrite: Lord Tony Sewell—The End of ‘Race’: Agency & Self-Affirmation

i newspaper: UK offers Russian officials British citizenship to defect and pass secrets to MI6


WHO Pandemic Treaty: Mark Anderson Traces Roots And Shoots Of Big Pharma

World Health Organization: International Pathogen Surveillance Network launches catalytic grant fund for pathogen genomics

WHO-hosted network: International Pathogen Surveillance Network

Wellcome Trust: History of Wellcome

WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence: A new understanding of pandemic and epidemic risks

UN Foundation: Our Board


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UK Column symposium: The Midazolam Murders: Exposing State-sanctioned Involuntary Euthanasia

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (Canada): Hearing Notifications—Dr Charles Douglas Hoffe Lytton (participant in a past UK Column symposium)

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Stand In The Light: Four days of music and good vibes (Workington, Cumbria)

Sounds Beautiful: Festival 2024—promo code: UKCOLUMN


You And Whose Navy? Britain Has Another Nuclear Missile Test Flop—But Hawkish Hamish Urges Rapid Defeat Of "Russian Hordes" All The Same

Declassified UK: Trident missile failure exposes folly of nuclear weapons

Hamish De Bretton-Gordon in The Telegraph: Britain is increasingly defenceless—and Putin knows it

Hamish De Bretton-Gordon in The Telegraph: (2022): Britain should prepare for a nuclear war

ZeroHedge: CIA Built "12 Secret Spy Bases" In Ukraine & Waged Shadow War For Last Decade, Bombshell New York Times Report Confirms

U.S. Naval Institute News: Navy Will Ask for 1 Virginia-Class Sub in FY 25 Shipbuilding Budget, Increase Amphib Production


Senator Rand Paul Decries America's "Ukraine First" Bipartisan Élite Party

48:39 Sen. Paul: ICYMI—Dr. Rand Paul Speaks on Senate Floor in Opposition to Foreign Aid Spending Bill

CSIS: Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland: The Two-Year Anniversary of Russia's Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine


German Interior Minister, Flanked By Police And Spook Chiefs, Vows Dissent Will Be Crushed By Her 13-Point Plan

55:11 Deutschland Wählt (on X): AfD polling over 20%

Remix News: Commentary—German Government's witch hunt against AfD paves road to dictatorship (syndicated from Magyar Hírlap of Hungary)

Remix News: Germany's Interior Minister: No-one who donates to a right-wing extremist party should remain undetected

Eugyppius (Substack): Germany announces wide-ranging plans to restrict the speech, travel and economic activity of political dissidents, in order to better control the "thought and speech patterns" of its own people

Focus (German): Boss of E.On [electricity generator] sounds the alarm: "The power grid is maxed out"

Swissinfo (German): Federal Council wants power to block certain websites in the event of power shortages

House of Commons of Canada: Bill C–367

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to eliminate as a defence against wilful promotion of hatred or antisemitism the fact that a person, in good faith, expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text.


Future Of News Inquiry: Thanks To Expert Witnesses, Their Lordships Now Speak Pleb

1:03:36 Mail Online: The BBC has become too woke for working class viewers who are tuning out from the broadcaster, poll finds

UK Parliament: The future of news inquiry launched

House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee: The future of news: impartiality, trust and technology

Public First: James Frayne


And Finally: Dopamine Generation

1:06:25 Honest Broker (Substack): The State of the Culture 2024