UK Column News - 10th April 2024

Mike Robinson, Charles Malet and Vanessa Beeley with today's UK Column News.


Lord Cameron Takes His Sick Mind To Washington

00:20 U.S. Department of State: Secretary Antony J. Blinken and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Cameron at a Joint Press Availability 

TASS: Ukrainian drone shot down over ZNPP, debris falls on roof of Unit 6 

This is a major escalation of the nuclear safety and security dangers facing the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant. Such reckless attacks significantly increase the risk of a major nuclear accident and must cease immediately.

Royal Air Force: RAF Fighter Squadron arrives in Romania to co-lead NATO Air Policing mission

Financial Times: US, UK and Australia say Japan could join part of Aukus pact

GOV.UK: AUKUS partnership to consult with other nations including Japan on military capability collaboration 

CCTV English: Chinese embassy urges U.S., UK and Australia to stop forming exclusionary blocs

National Security Archive: The Short-lived NATO-Russia Honeymoon

National Security Archive: Memorandum of Conversation between U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry and Speaker of the Russian Duma Ivan Rybkin

OpenDemocracy (2006): Democratisation, NGOs and "colour revolutions"


British Army’s Mission To Prepare Gen Z For War

13:05 GOV.UK: The Future Role of the Alliance, NATO at 75 conference: Foreign Secretary's speech 

The British Army: Soldier Magazine: April 2024 (PDF)

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: The Mission To Prep Gen Z Officers For War

The British Army (2021): Future Soldier Guide (PDF)

GOV.UK (2021): Future Soldier: Transforming the British Army

GOV.UK: 30,000 Ukrainian recruits trained in largest UK military training effort since Second World War 

GOV.UK: Quarterly service personnel statistics 1 January 2024

UK Parliament: Ready for War?—Defence Committee—Parliament publications


Israeli Aggression On Iranian Consulate

21:08 Sana: Mikdad and Abdollahian: Israeli aggression on Iranian Consulate is violation of international laws


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Forthcoming UK Column interview: Professor David Barnhizer—Thursday 11th April at 1 pm

UK Column interview: Winging it: Why is the UK training Ukrainian pilots? With Tim Davies

UK Column interview: No Smoke Without Fire: The Green King (Part 4)

Film showing on UK Column: Playing God: An Investigation Into Medical Democide In The UK—Première: 2 pm, Monday 22 April 2024

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Attacks On Youth: Gender Confusion

29:33 Cass Review: Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people

NHS England: Service for Children and Young People with Gender Incongruence: Referral Pathway consultation guide

NHS England: Implementing advice from the Cass Review

There is no simple explanation for the increase in the numbers of predominantly young people and young adults who have a trans or gender diverse identity […]

World Health Organization (WHO 2023): WHO announces the development of a guideline on the health of trans and gender diverse people

Mermaids: Supporting trans, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people and their families since 1995

GOV.UK: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of LGBT+ People Programme summary 2022 to 2023


Strasbourg Soup: Climate Change Merges With Human Rights

37:50 ECHR: Grand Chamber rulings in the climate change cases

Climate Change Litigation Databases: KlimaSeniorinnen v. Switzerland (ECtHR)

GOV.UK (2022): The UK’s international human rights obligations

ClientEarth: UK Government in High Court over ‘inadequate’ climate action plan—again


AI: Lavender Scanning Populations And Marking Targets

43:10 927 Magazine: ‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza

The Guardian: Top Israeli spy chief exposes his true identity in online security lapse


New Pre-Crime Laws To Fight Protests

48:49 GOV.UK: New laws to clamp down on disruptive protesters come into force 

Home Office (on X): 

New powers will prevent serious disruptions at protests before it occurs 

Legislation: Public Order Act 2023: Chapter 15

Legislation: Serious disruption prevention orders

Just Stop Oil: Our Supporters

Climate Emergency Fund (2022): Adam McKay Pledges $4 Million Donation to Climate Emergency Fund, Joins Board of Directors to Support Climate Activists

Compassionate Revolution Ltd: Financial Transparency

Extinction Rebellion UK (XRUK) has been raising money from crowdfunding, major donors, NGOs, trusts and foundations, with the majority coming from online crowdfunding.

TCI Fund Management: The Children’s Investment Fund Management

We invest in high quality companies with predictable free cash flow.


The Inevitable Witch Hunt On Galloway Gets Underway

54:40 Daily Mail: Outrage as newly-elected MP George Galloway interviews extremist urging people to join up with terrorists fighting Israel on Iranian propaganda channel

Marwa Osman—MidEaStream (Telegram):

My comment on the Daily Mail UK racist and Islamophobic smearing campaign against me after taking part in the new show of MP George Galloway. 

Daily Star: World “dangerously close” to next pandemic with deadly virus “100 times worse than Covid”