Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson, Alex Thomson and Mark Anderson with today’s UK Column News. Guest appearance by psychotherapist Dr Christian Buckland.
Oakeshott overshot? The dubitable leak of the Project Fear WhatsApp messages
0:30 Sunday Telegraph: Hancock’s plan to ‘frighten the pants off’ the public
Mail (March 2021): Grandmother, 66, who was terrified of infecting her family with Covid killed herself by stepping in front of a train when she felt ‘a little under the weather’ with a cold, inquest hears
Telegraph commentary by Julia Hartley-Brewer: The journalists condeming Isabel Oakeshott for doing her job didn’t do theirs properly
Video: Hartley-Brewer being jarringly jocular with David Davis about lockdown policy
UK Column was on to SPI–B in March 2021—what took the mainstream two years?
Sunday Telegraph editorial: The chilling costs of Project Fear
Chris Whitty told a parliamentary committee in March 2020—
I think it is easy to get a perception that if you are older and you get this virus then you are a goner—absolutely not, the great majority of people will recover from this virus even if they are in their eighties. Was this ethical? What about the longer-term consequences?
SPI–B minutes of 22 March 2020 speak of coercion, ostracism and hints of incitement to community violence
Dr Christian Buckland: There can be no informed consent to injections under such coercion
Dr Buckland: Why such “revelations” now? Is there another agenda at play between government and mainstream media?
UK Column: Lockdown: British Government’s psychological attack on the public (2022 interview with Dr Buckland)
And yet—Unethical nudging goes local
21:09 Wirral Council is using the same psychological coercion (“nudging”)
Local Government Association tweet: Nudges for Social Good podcast with Nicola Jones and Rory McGill of Wirral Council
UK Column viewer responds:
Have I misunderstood or is local government now tweaking citizens’ behaviour by deploying nudges? If so, is this behaviour acceptable by those who are only elected to provide public services?
Podcast transcript: Nudges for Social Good—Wirral Council: working with community champions during the COVID–19 pandemic—self-confessed detail on a municipal council’s use of religious bodies and charities to make people confess whether they complied with Covidian messaging
Ukraine: The kettling of Bakhmut—over 10,000 Ukrainian troops may be trapped
25:14 Map by WeebUnion shows encroaching encirclement of Bakhmut city centre
Still image of fleeing Ukrainians: Only mud tracks left to escape on
UK Ministry of Defence is delighted with its raw-recruit Ukrainian proxies:
They are so motivated. They have a fantastic will to learn, and they just want to practice, practice and practice more.
Fighter jets for Ukraine—now, next year or never?
29:04 NBC: Two Ukrainian pilots are in the U.S. for training assessment on attack aircraft, including F–16s—but they’re actually on simulators
Royal Air Force tweet (2020):
This week, Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby are flying alongside their German counterparts at an airbase in Estonia to strengthen ties …
So why is Defence Secretary Ben Wallace making much ado of RAF-Luftwaffe collaboration over Estonian airspace right now?
Alex Chalk, Defence Procurement Minister, announces European joint flight venture at Milan
Video: George Galloway lays into Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood at the ninetieth-anniversary rematch of the Oxford Union debate This House would not fight for King and country
Skripal Case, Five Years On—Covid Parallels
41:26 Russian Embassy London statement—Salisbury: Five years of unanswered questions
Maria Zakharova statement on behalf of Russian Foreign Ministry
2018 UK Column article—Skripal: A Russian web or a RUSI web?
2022 UK Column article by Tim Norman—The Day of the Skripal
UK Column search: Skripal
Reminder of the absurd: Dame Sally Davies, then Chief Medical Officer, advised baby wipes against neurotoxin
Irish Times (2018): Unlikely that Vladimir Putin behind Skripal poisoning
Netherlands Reformatorisch Dagblad (2018): Very much open to question whether Russia wanted to poison Skripal
Where are the Skripals?
Announcement—Alternative View 13: One-day real-life event in Buckinghamshire on 22 October 2023. Accommodation not included in ticket.
No Food—Except by Grace and Favour of Agribusiness
48:48 Farmers Weekly: Supermarkets blame poor foreign harvests for fruit and veg rationing
Sustain: Imagine the death of UK farms
Farmers Weekly: OFC debate finds decline of family farm far from exaggerated
US Department of Agriculture—America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2022 Edition
Oakland Institute—War and Theft: The Takeover of Ukraine’s Agricultural Land
The Attack on Food Symposium: CHD.tv
What oath will Charles swear?
Petition by Neville Martin on Change.org—Amend His Majesty the King’s Coronation Oath
WHO Regulations and Pandemic Treaty: Is concern about loss of sovereignty really misplaced?
57:20 Wrong-headed blog by Susan Guest (Substack): Dial back the panic! The WHO cannot ‘steal our sovereignty’ OR ‘subsume our constitution’! Here’s why.
Peggy Hall, TheHealthyAmerican.org: Four things you need to know about the WHO—likewise misapprehended
WHO: Report of the Review Committee regarding amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)—see Digital information and data protection section and Countering misinformation and disinformation section
Wikipedia: International Health Regulations
From footnote 4 to that Wikipedia entry: a 2010 scholarly book specifically on the International Health Regulations repeatedly describes them as “a treaty” (see especially Chapter 6)
CDC, which would be the American implementing body of the IHR, describes the WHO’s International Health Regulations as “a legally binding agreement”
Reminder—Thirty years ago: NAFTA (1993, later killed) was likewisecalled “an agreement” when it was actually a treaty requiring US Senate two-thirds approval
Subsequent to the adoption of the amendments during the 75th World Health Assembly, no signature by any Presidents or Prime Ministers and no approval by the Senate. Congress or any Parliament was needed in order to “ratify” …
Senator Ron Johnson (Wisconsin): Sen. Johnson leads colleagues in effort to protect American sovereignty against World Health Organization
Josh Smalley (Dead Man Talking on Substack): Republicans propose to make it a crime to administer the COVID jab in Idaho
Katherine Watt (Bailiwick News on Substack): Rep. Bud Hulsey in Tennessee understands the scale of the Constitutional crisis, and what states can and should do to respond
The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates (state nullification) is espoused in Section 8 of Hulsey’s Bill
The New American: Alberta passes law rejecting federal sovereignty
Alberta Sovereignty Within A United Canada Act has received King Charles’ Royal Assent (15 December 2022)
CommonLawConstitution.org—Urgent: When writing to your MP …