UK Column News - 26th June 2023

Mike Robinson, Vanessa Beeley and Mark Anderson with today’s UK Column News.


Failed Ukrainian Counter-Offensive; Failed Russian Coup d’État

​​00:44 The Sun: Wagner Boss says invasion of Ukraine is based on lies as he condemns Military leaders (Yevgeny Prigozhin statement video)

​​CNN: Furious Wagner chief accuses Russia of killing his forces and vows revenge

​​Putin’s statement on Prigozhin and Wagner (Full text & video)

​​Independent: Wagner chief will ‘leave Russia and move to Belarus’ as part of deal to withdraw troops from Russia

​​Pravada: Images of helicopter allegedly downed by Wagner Group shared on Russian social media

​​Kyiv Independent: Ukraine’s Air Force: Wagner mercenaries down 6 Russian army helicopters, 1 plane on June 24

​​ILRUSSO: The United States expected an attempted armed insurrection in Russia to be "more brutal and bloody," CNN reported, quoting a senior official

​​Criminal case against Prigozhin to be dropped — Kremlin

​​TASS: Criminal case against Prigozhin to be dropped

​​Dmitry Peskov told reporters: 

​​You will ask me what will happen to Prigozhin himself. A criminal case against him will be dropped, while he will go to Belarus…

​​A Son of the New American Revolution: Russia’s Academy Award Winning Performance For Best Coup, Prigozhin Scores Best Actor

​​Vanessa Beeley on Telegram: A little selection of Five Eyes media hyperbole amplified by Ukonazi media

​​Wikipedia: Wagner Group and Yevgeny Prigozhin

​​The Atlantic: Russia Slides Into Civil War

​​Spoof comparison

​​Inessa S: While the "civil war" was failing, the Scarlet Sails open air event took place in St Petersburg

​​Syria: The Russian air force has conducted several airstrikes against Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) positions in Bzabor

​​In its continuous response to the terrorist escalation in the north, Russian warplanes and Syrian Arab Army artillery targeted terrorist positions in Al-Ghab Plain

​​Press TV: Top US general calls off planned trip to Israel, Jordan in wake of Russia's Wagner affair

​​Tobias Ellwood’s take on current events:

​​Now more than ever, Putin's weaknesses stand exposed. His once mighty fortress appears on the brink of collapse.


​​Chatham House: Build Back Better

​​28:44 GOV.UK: Ukraine Recovery Conference 2023: Ukraine and UK co-chairs’ statement 

​​German Marshall Fund of the US: Ukraine Needs a “Green Marshall Plan” That Empowers Cities and Civil Society

​​Chatham House (2022): War in Ukraine: Rebuilding Ukraine 

​​Chatham House (2018): Rebuilding Ukraine: An Assessment of EU Assistance

​​Chatham House (2023): Shaping the new Ukraine: Delivering resilient recovery

​​Danae Dholakia: SRO/Special Envoy Ukraine Recovery Conference 

​​Danae Dholakia:

​​The conference delivered: $60 bn+ intl commitments, 500/$5Tn+ companies Ukraine Business Compact

​​Chatham House YouTube Playlist: Shaping the new Ukraine: Delivering resilient recovery


​​Congratulations, Mr & Mrs McAdie—Spectacular UK Column Wedding in Edinburgh

​​36:40 UK Column Community Website

​​No2Nato No2War: YouTube

​​NO2NATO Petition: Invoke Article 13 of the North Atlantic Treaty to withdraw the UK from NATO

​​Thank you to Sue for your comments

​​Upcoming UKC Interview: Simon Elmer—The Road to Fascism (Part 2): Close to the Abyss—Tuesday 27 June at 1 pm

​​Yellow Boards: Matt Hancock is scheduled to be at the Covid inquiry

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​​UK Has 4 Counter-Terrorism Legislations, But No Established Definition of Terrorism

​​39:13 Vanessa Beeley on Substack: We are all potential 'terrorists' according to British anti-terrorism legislation

​​Europe's Descent into Totalitarianism by John Laughland (tyrannically detained at the UK border like Vanessa)

​​ Counter-terrorism and human rights

​​European Commission: European Media Freedom Act: Commission proposes rules to protect media pluralism and independence in the EU

​​Investigate Europe: EU governments plan 'blank cheque' to spy on journalists

​​Guardian: Draft EU plans to allow spying on journalists are dangerous, warn critics

​​Economic Times: EU warns Twitter to beef up content moderation as new rules loom

EU Commissioner ​​Thierry Breton: 

​​I am the regulator… I'm not here to tell the company what they have to do. I am the regulator and have to tell them what is the law


​​Foreign Office Hosts URC 2023—Chatham House Corporates Run Ukraine “Recovery” Policy

​​48:41 All sessions of the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2023)


​​Inflation And The Old Switcheroo 

​​56:02 CNN: The world’s fight against inflation is about to get more serious—and painful