UK Column News - 8th February 2023

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson, David Scott and Debi Evans with today’s UK Column News.


Zelensky in London; Inexorable March of CBDCs

00:31 Zelensky currently giving a speech in Westminster Hall as the news went on air

Is That A Gun In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me?

Policy paper: Making Government Deliver for the British People

Updating the machinery of government for the world of today and of tomorrow

Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP’s appointment as Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

Put your Online Safety Bill questions to Secretary of State Michelle Donelan

HM Treasury and Bank of England consider plans for a digital pound

Open consultation—The digital pound: A new form of money for households and businesses?

Speech by Benoît Cœuré: “The financial system is shifting under our feet”

15th November announcement: NY Fed launches 12-week CBDC pilot program with major banks

G20 TechSprint 2022, a joint initiative with the BISIH, debate on the most practical and feasible solutions to implement CBDCs

Vaccine passports (see Page 8)

Central bank digital currencies: a solution in search of a problem? Report published

The Bank and HM Treasury invite views on the questions posed in the Consultation Paper


Tax (USA): The net is spread wider

12:31 The Fair Tax Act Aims to Abolish the IRS and Set a National Sales Tax

Congress to Vote on Whether to Abolish the IRS and Introduce One National Tax Rate

Now the tax-raising blob is coming for your pension

Drop in older workers could lead to taxation on pensions

UK Column interview mention—We Need Science, Not Soup: Dr James Tour on Origin-of-Life Research


Uber Ambulance, Dr ChatBOT: How Convenient

17:37 E-mail from UK Column to Department of Health & Social Care

Patient Safety Commissioner: 18 months on, still not achieving safety

Pulse checker: Government launches Uber Ambulance

Daily Mail—EXCLUSIVE: Revealed, just SEVENTY-FIVE Brits have been killed by Covid vaccines (!)

British Medical Council: The role of social circle COVID-19 illness and vaccination experiences in COVID-19 vaccination decisions

Munchausen by Internet Is Rife on Social Media and Peaked During COVID-19 Pandemic, Psychiatrist Says

Independent‘Thanks Pfizer’: The weird world of shakes, health anxiety and illness online

Lauren Calladine suggests: “Racing heart, sweating, shakes and tremors, breathing difficulties, tight chest, are all signs of increased anxiety” 

Debi Evans Blog: 7 February 2023

Scared of the National Health Service by Debi Evans

Vaccine Supply Operation Lead replaced with a few minor edits


Mark Steyn Refuses Poisoned GB News/Ofcom Contract

36:01 If Bill Gates and the WHO are allowed to take control of international pandemic policy, we’re in deep trouble, says Dan Wootton

GB News funding

Dominique Samuels: “Any debate about what is going on is now deliberately being painted as antisemitic

Eva Vlaardingerbroek: The truth on why my friend Mark Steyn isn’t back on GB News

Full Steyn announcement: Has Ofcom Popped Steyn's Balloon? (go to 19:30)

Guardian: Jewish group and MPs urge GB News to stop indulging conspiracy theories

Board of Deputies of British Jews said: “If the channel will not act, we expect that Ofcom will”

Nicola Richards: “No doubt Ofcom will be keeping a close eye on developments at GB News”


Is Anybody Trying for Peace in Ukraine? 

50:03 BBC: Biden—US stood the test of Putin's invasion

West 'blocked' Russia-Ukraine peace process, says former Israeli PM

Martin Schirdewan, chairman of the Left Party: “I am not a pacifist”

David Scott asks MoD about the state of our Armed Forces—“We’ll get back to you”


ADRT: Your Legal Right To Refuse Covid–19 Therapies?

58:47 Debi Evans e-mail to Royal College of General Practitioners: “That information is not available”

British Medical Association: Consent and refusal by adults with decision-making capacity

Providing treatment without valid consent, and in the face of a competent refusal, would leave the doctor open to legal and professional sanctions.

Can patients refuse treatment in advance?—Yes, an ADRT will be legally binding

NHS RightCare: Frailty Toolkit

Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP)

An Advance Directive is a written statement, drawn up and signed by you, which sets out how you would prefer to be treated (or not treated) in the last stages of your life.

UK Column viewer, Kelly, finds a DNR order slapped on her grandmother

NHS: Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions