Another US-UK backed Saudi bombing of a wedding in Yemen, and the Guardian running Chatham House anti-Syria and anti-Russian propaganda, and as the Neocon hawks circle the White House there’s a potential for geopolitical chicanery as Trump heads to North Korea. Also Boris ‘Novichok’ Johnson clowning at the G7 Summit, UK government cracking down on “extremism” online, the truth behind the UK’s government’s ‘Novichok’ conspiracy story and more.
UK Column News anchor Mike Robinson and 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen with today’s news round-up.
START – Yemen: another wedding bombed by Saudi Arabia & UAE The Guardian’s Lina Khatib on Syria: it was right to strike… No discussion about why the Syrian people keep voting for Assad
08:06 – The shift to the East: Russia China Summit
09:52 – North Korea and South Korea: historic meeting
12:55 – G7: united against Russia’s ‘malign activities’…
14:38 – Sunday Times: Police & MI5 to get greater powers to fight terror
17:52 – TruePublica: Evidence – Novichok delivery system patented in US Tim Hayward: Update to briefing note ‘Doubts about Novichoks’
22:37 – Pulitzer Prize joins the Nobel Prize as a farce… New York Times and Washington Post given prize for fake news
24:13 – BBC: The vetting files – how the BBC kept out ‘subversives’
27:02 – Telegraph fake news: victim has words twisted to suit narrative New emergency procedure to prevent fake news ingestion
29:55 – Media on Trial event: 27 May, Leeds
30:13 – Daily Express: 96% of readers want House of Lords abolished House of Lords may not be perfect but it holds the government to account In 1997 Blair began the process of House of Lords demonisation Brexit issue being used to drive this agenda through again…
37:44 – Capita reports pre-tax loss of £515 million for 2017 Accounting shenanigans at work…?
40:16 – 900,000 Brits on zero-hours contracts…200K to 900K since 2011
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