Mike Robinson, Vanessa Beeley and Charles Malet with today's UK Column News.
The ICJ (Hague) Genocide Case Against Israel
00:22 Jerusalem Post: Bolivia to support South Africa's ICJ genocide case against Israel
Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter (on X):
I want Belgium to take action at the International Court of Justice, following the lead of South Africa.”
Common Dreams: 800+ Global Groups Back South Africa's Genocide Case as ICJ Prepares for Hearing
Clayson Monyela (on X):
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has endorsed South Africa’s application at the ICJ against Israel. The OIC has 57 member states.
Jerusalem Post: Israeli far-left lawmaker joins Gaza genocide lawsuit at ICJ
Common Dreams: Demands for Israeli Ambassador to UK's Expulsion After 'Clear Call for Genocide'
Afzal Khan MP (on X):
I've written to the Foreign Secretary, calling on him to condemn this and to take the strongest possible action against the Ambassador
German Protests Begin A Week Of Action; Significantly, Spreading To Poland
08:57 DW: Germany's far-right exploits farmers' protests
Peter Sweden (on X):
THIS IS HUGE. Polish truckers have now joined in solidarity with the German farmers protest.
EuroNews: Polish farmers suspend their blockade at the Ukrainian border following a deal with government
Farming In The UK: Food Production Statistics
11:09 GOV.UK: Environment Secretary speech at 2024 Oxford Farming Conference
GOV.UK: Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024
GOV.UK: Biggest upgrade to UK farming schemes introduced by the Government since leaving the EU
GOV.UK: Food statistics in your pocket
Office for National Statistics: Consumer price inflation, UK: November 2023
GOV.UK: 25 Year Environment Plan
Anti-Democratic UK100: Common Purpose Is Never Far Away
17:08 Together (on X):
Has your local council signed up with UK100? If yours is on this list, it has anti-democratically pledged to put the Net Zero agenda before voters’ wishes & the public’s interest
The Telegraph: Councils make 'undemocratic' pledges on net zero goals
UK100: What is UK100? UK100 is a cross-party membership organisation that supports the most ambitious councils to go further and faster on their Net Zero and Clean Air targets.
Sunderland City Council: Sunderland Low Carbon Framework
My Sunderland: What are we doing?
Non-profit information Common Purpose, who work in over 200 cities globally, delivered the Sunderland 60 Legacy programme in June 2022.
UK Column Interview: Debating the Climate with Ben Pile
Renewable Energy Storage And Fire Risks: Blithely Ignored In Li-Ion/Li-Iron Storage Planning Applications
21:19 National Grid Group: What is battery storage?
UK Column interview: The Race to Zero with Steve Goreham
Harmony Energy: Battery Energy Storage Systems
Harmony Energy: Battery energy storage proposal adjacent to Wakefield B substation
Wakefield Express: ‘A bomb waiting to go off’: Campaign launched over plan to build energy storage farm on historic Wakefield land amid safety fears
GOV.UK: UK battery strategy
Fire Industry Association: Safety Alert: Overheating lithium batteries may cause a Christmas fire hazard for e-bikes and e-scooters
London Fire Brigade: The dangers of electric scooter and electric bicycle batteries
Fires involving lithium batteries are the fastest growing fire risk in London.
UK Parliament: Lithium-ion Battery Storage (Fire Safety and Environmental Permits) Bill
Forthcoming UK Column Interview: Expelled for Thinking Prevented from Learning - Thursday 11th January at 1pm
Stella Assange: Day X is here—Tuesday 20 February 2024, 8:30 am—Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
New UK Column Series (Revived After A Decade): The Health Revolution With Clive de Carle
29:25 UK Column Forum: Clive de Carle—new series of The Health Revolution
Systematic Torture Of Prisoners From Gaza
35:47 972 Mag: Inside Israel’s torture camp for Gaza detainees
PressTV: WHO: 600 patients missing from Gaza’s Al-Aqsa Hospital after Israeli hostilities
EuroMed Monitor: International committee must investigate Israel’s holding of dead bodies in Gaza
Mondoweiss: Israel even criminalizes dead Palestinian bodies
Immigration To The UK: Tricks With Application-Handling
42:51 Corporate Watch: Air Partner: the Home Office’s little-known deportation fixer
The House of Commons Library: Asylum statistics
UK Statistics Authority: Ed Humpherson to Rob England: Withdrawn Asylum Applications
GOV.UK: Illegal Migration Bill: overarching factsheet
GOV.UK: Statistics on International Development: Final UK Aid Spend 2022
The House of Commons Library: Detailed timeline of UK military assistance to Ukraine (February 2022 to present)
Illegal Expansion Of Settlements In Israel
50:07 Peace Now: Unmatched Surge in Settlement Activity in the West Bank Since the Onset of the Gaza War
New Western-Leaning Polish Government Shows Its Colours
53:54 The Telegraph: Polish police arrest MPs hiding in presidential palace
Notes From Poland: Former ruling party holds sit-in at state TV as new government takes control of public media
La Stampa: [Former European Parliament President] Tajani: “It is a mistake to nominate leaders for the EU. Brussels only needs one president"
UK Column timeline: EU Military Unification
BBC Dilettantism Meets With Dark Yemeni Humour
58:26 Vanessa Beeley (on X):
Idiot BBC reporter asks Yemen official why they support Palestine because its far away from Yemen. Response: Do Biden and Netanyahu live in the same apartment?
Post Office Fallout: Paula Vennells Hands Back Her CBE
1:00:44 38 Degrees: Post Office Scandal: Strip Paula Vennells of her CBE
Financial Times: Former Post Office chief Paula Vennells hands back CBE
Net Zero Watch (on X):
Former Lib Dem energy minister Sir Ed Davey was today accused of “keeping quiet” about a paid job with a lobbying firm representing the French energy giant that he awarded an £18 billion deal.