UK Column News - 8th January 2024

Mike Robinson, Alex Thomson and Mark Anderson with today's UK Column News.


Post Office Scandal: Does anyone high up care?

00:20 The Independent: Post Office scandal: Senior Tory calls for mass exonerations

Andrew Bridgen (on X): 

Despite being one of the first MPs to raise concerns about the Post Office Horizon scandal and one of only two of that 5 who remain in elected office I still have not been called to give my evidence to the #horizonscandal Public Inquiry. I am repeatedly told I will be called “before Christmas”—which Christmas? See my article in @TheConWom tomorrow for more.

Andrew Bridgen MP in TCW: My 14-year fight for the cruelly mistreated sub-postmasters

38 Degrees: Post Office Scandal: Strip Paula Vennells of her CBE

Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Inquiry to hear from Burges Salmon partner on Post Office disclosure

Post Office Scandal: Reporting the Post Office Horizon IT Scandal

GOV.UK: Government introduces new Post Office Compensation Bill

Book and website: Post Office Scandal by Nick Wallis

Germany Has Had Enough

05:35 Die Fackel 2.0 (Substack): As the German People Go on 'General Strike'

WHO About To Miss Amendments Deadline—Likely To Fudge The Matter

12:24 James Roguski (Substack): The WHO deadline is less than three weeks away

The deadline to submit amendments for consideration at the 77th World Health Assembly is January 27, 2024.

Colin McIff (on X): Deputy Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Meryl’s COVID Newsletter (Substack): The European Union officials are negotiating the Treaty and Amendments with the WHO for member states. But is this actually legal?

Announcements And Events

18:45 The Last American Vagabond: Pathologist Arne Burkhardt Final Interview—Revealing the Grave Dangers of mRNA Vaccines

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Sunday Symposium: Genocide and Empire: Examining 7 October and the Geopolitics of the War on Palestine

TV Licensing: The Trick Is Rumbled, Hounding The Weakest Continues

26:24 London Evening Standard: Woman with Down's Syndrome and learning difficulties faced TV Licensing prosecution

ChilliJonCarne (YouTube): TV Licensing Actually Did This

Future of Communications (Substack): Letter to the minister for Culture, Media and Sport

Future of Communications (Substack): Court filing on BBC "TV Licensing" identity fraud

Trump “Banned From Ballot In Two States”? That Would Be Legacy Media And British Panic

32:55 iNews: UK preparing secret dossier on Trump 2.0 amid security fears

NBC News: Colorado Supreme Court kicks Trump off the state's 2024 primary ballot for violating the U.S. Constitution

PBS News: Trump is blocked from the GOP primary ballot in 2 states. Can he still run for president?

Paul Craig Roberts: Democrats Facing Election Wipeout Resort to Desperate Actions

The Democrats who falsely accused Trump of election interference are now interfering themselves.

China Sanctions US Defence Industry Over Taiwan Arms

40:34 State Council Information Office (China): China decides to sanction five US defense industry companies

Time: China Claims It Caught A Foreign Consultant Spying For The UK's MI6

Estonia Mulls Expelling Russian Passport Applicants; EU Goes For Twitter/X

44:32 Postimees: Kallas confirmed: the government is looking for ways to deport those who decide to obtain Russian citizenship

Reclaim The Net: EU Bureaucrats Formally Investigate X Over Lack of “Disinformation” Censorship

Start Of A Mark Anderson Series: The "New" Legacy Media—Meet Tax-Exempt Civic News Co.

49:20 Chalkbeat: Introducing Civic News Company

KERA News: (By Natalia Contreras/Votebeat) What brought down one Texas county’s entire elections department? It was something in the water

Arizona Mirror (By: Jen Fifield/Votebeat): Drop box watchers in Arizona connected to national effort from ‘2000 Mules’ creators

ProPublica: Nonprofit Explorer: Civic News Company

Tax-exempt since March 2016

Democracy360: Karsh Institute of Democracy

More Perfect Campaign: For the Sake of American Democracy, Candidates Urged to Commit to Free & Fair Elections and the Peaceful Transfer of Power

USA Today (2021): How Americans can find truth in the age of misinformation

Prince Andrew Unsackable As King’s Representative?

1:00:44 Counsellors of State

In the event that The King cannot undertake his official duties as Sovereign on a temporary basis due to illness or absence abroad, two or more Counsellors of State are appointed by Letters Patent to act in His Majesty's place.

The Conversation (2022): Why Prince Andrew and Prince Harry can fill in for the King, and how the law might change