UK Column News - 9th February 2024

Mike Robinson, Debi Evans and Ben Rubin with today's UK Column News.


BBC Publishes Misinformation On Richard D Hall

00:18 RichPlanet: Legal action against Richard D. Hall

Judiciary.UK: Martin Hibbert and another v. Richard D Hall

BBC Select: Watch Disaster Deniers: Hunting the Trolls on BBC Select

BBC: Disaster Trolls, 7. I helped bring down Alex Jones

Could this sort of legal action provide a way for those targeted by similar conspiracy theories in Britain to seek accountability from their tormentors?

UK Column News (YouTube, 2017): Pressure Builds On BBC Over Fake Syria Story: From The UK Column News


The Big King C

10:51 Stand Up To Cancer UK: (YouTube): Stand Up To Cancer UK

The House of Commons Library: Support for cancer in England 

The House of Commons Library: Cancer statistics for England

World Cancer Day: Close the Care Gap

World Cancer Day (YouTube): World Cancer Day 2024—Campaign video

The Royal Family: A statement from Buckingham Palace

During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.

The Royal Family: The Royal Family's support of cancer charities

Macmillan Cancer Support: Macmillan's annual report and accounts, 2022

The Royal Family: The Queen opened Maggie’s new cancer support centre at the Royal Free Hospital

Maggie’s: Our President

Her Majesty The Queen became President of Maggie’s in November 2008.

Daily Clout (2023): New Report: Young People Dying of Cancer at ‘Explosive’ Rates, UK Government Data Show

BBC: UK plan for national mRNA cancer vaccine advance

London Evening Standard: NHS sees massive surge in melanoma searches after Duchess of York diagnosed

Evening Standard: Surge in men checking cancer risk after King’s prostate diagnosis, says charity


Common Purpose ‘Charitable Trust’ And Arup

24:45 Arup: The history of Arup (2020): Active Travel

Cardiff University: Welsh Budget Outlook 2021 (PDF)

The Climate Change portfolio makes up by far the largest share (over half) of capital spending, with over £1.5 billion allocated in 2021–22.

It is likely that several spending areas in the Climate Change budget will need to be ramped up over coming years.

BBC: Wales social services face cuts over £646m budget gap

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Reports

The Guardian: Port Talbot steelworks to shut blast furnaces and shed up to 2,800 jobs

Common Purpose: Tata Steel—Business Case Studies

3ci: Homepage


Updates And Announcements

33:51 Please Join Us: Access the UKC News Extra—UK Column Community

UK Column Shop:

UK Column interview: Farmer Angus—Thursday 8 February at 1 pm

Event: Sounds Beautiful Festival 2024—27–30 June

Event: Stand In The Light Music Festival—24–27 May

Event: Alternative View 14—26 May 2024

UK Column content: Debi Evans Blog: 6 February 2024

Forthcoming UK Column symposium: Silencing the Academics—Sunday 18 February, 6–9pm


Global Farmers’ Protests 

35:53 SwissMedic: Reports of suspected adverse reactions to Covid–19 vaccines in Switzerland—update 29

Corona-Complaint (Switzerland):  Corona Anzeige

There is a suspicion that the approval of the novel mRNA vaccines violates the Therapeutic Products Act. The presumption of innocence shall apply to all persons charged

The Grocer: No Farmers, No Food campaign group wins support as UK producers mull protest action

Andrew Bridgen (on X): So true. Farmers really are the backbone of our society


PPP: Transforming The Food System

39:51 The Times: Henry Dimbleby sets up fund to transform global food system

National Food Strategy: Building a better food system for a healthier nation

The Bramble Group: Bramble

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: Fixing our Food Environment

Reuters: South Africa bans consultancy Bain from state contracts for 10 years

UK Column Forum: UK Column News Extra—26th January 2024

Freuds Group (LinkedIn): Davos 2024

TRANSFORM (LinkedIn): Powering social enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through collaboration between business and government


Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Since 2018

52:43 Research Gate (2017): The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: A viable procurement option for developing states?

World Health Organization (WHO): Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework

World Health Organization (2019): Pandemic Influenza Deployment Workshop And Exercise: Ensuring Timely Access, Distribution, And Delivery Of Pandemic Supplies, meeting Report

Wikipedia: Jonathan Van-Tam

Vietnamese Intellectual Society in the UK and Ireland: Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam becomes the Honorary Chair of the Vietnamese Intellectual Society in the UK and Ireland

The Guardian (2023): Former Covid medical officer Van-Tam takes role at vaccine maker Moderna


Tucker Carlson’s Putin Interview

58:38 Tucker Carlson (on X): Ep. 73: The Vladimir Putin Interview