UK Column News - 29th May 2023

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson, David Scott and Mark Anderson with today’s UK Column News. Guest segment with Di McMillan.


​​BBC Vilify

​​00:32 BBC: General Kyrylo Budanov promises revenge after latest Kyiv attack

​​Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to Laura Kuenssberg on BBC, 28 May, 2023 (full version)

​​FT: Militias used US armoured vehicles in attack over Russian border

​​Daily Express: Kuenssberg has Putin puppet rattled in 'surreal' BBC clash

​​What the BBC’s caveat should say: 

​​The BBC is an 'Independent Broadcaster' that was funded by the UK Government to set up and train Suspilne, a key Ukrainian Government approved media outlet. The BBC also works closely with the Ukrainian Government and Ministry of Defence on war reports, stories, misinformation, disinformation and propaganda.

​​TCW Defending Freedom has received the following press release from the BBC announcing the launch of BBC Vilify (satire)

​​Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine—29 May 2023

​​Euractiv: NATO to upgrade Ukraine’s partner status without offering swift membership

​​Russian press release on demarche to US Embassy in connection with provocative statements by US officials


​​Bilderbergers–All In The Family

​​22:20 The Economist: Axel Springer is going all in on America

​​FT: Politico deal gives Axel Springer profits and a US platform

​​Politico is a German-owned political newspaper company based in Virginia, US

​​The Axel Springer Award laureates since 2016 include Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk; 2022’s winner was Volodymyr Zelenskyy

​​Bloomberg: Palantir Signs on For Reconstruction Work in War-Torn Ukraine

​​Join UK Column as a member

​​UK Column interview: Stephen Sizer—The Price of Honest Discussion about Israel and Palestine


​​Fornethy Survivors, You Are Not Alone

​​35:25 Scottish Parliament debate to recognise what it considers as the inspirational women who have bravely come forward to highlight the plight of the reported hundreds of survivors of physical, mental and sexual abuse at Fornethy House Residential School—many MSPs walked out on the Fornethy ladies in the gallery

​​Glasgow Live: Stories of Glasgow women abused at Fornethy House bring MSPs to tears

​​The Scotsman: Survivors of Scottish residential home Fornethy House abuse say they are not being listened to by those at top


​​British Counterterrorism: A Political Tool To Cover Embarrassment?

​​48:45 Daily Express: High court case linked to Darroch allegations threatens to put strain on UK-US relations

​​Telegraph: Ministers ‘try to cover up’ claims ambassador leaked intelligence to ‘secret lover’ 


​​Are Tory MPs Realising They Are Irrelevant To The Agenda?

​​56:12 Video clip: Brian Gerrish reports on two groups of Conservative politicians meeting out of concern that the country is being run without them and without Conservatism


Low Emissions, Odd Data, ​​Harmful Penalties, Exemptions for Council, None for Homeless Relief—Guest from Glasgow: Di McMillan

​​57:26 Glasgow's Low Emission Zone (LEZ) 

​​Glasgow Times: Protest march against Glasgow's LEZ takes place in city