UK Column News - 13th October 2023

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson and Ben Rubin with today’s UK Column News.


Gaza Crisis Worsens

00:26 10 Downing Street (on X):

The Prime Minister has directed the deployment of UK military forces to the Eastern Mediterranean, primed to deliver practical support to Israel.

Forces Network: PM says 'terrorism must not prevail' as he meets allies in Sweden on HMS Diamond

Marine Corps Times: Marine unit leaves Kuwait exercise early because of ‘emerging events’

The White House:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby

Hürriyet Daily News: Erdoğan steps up diplomatic efforts amid Israeli-Hamas conflict

Center for Strategic and International Studies: Press Briefing: Latest Insights on Israel-Hamas War

The New York Times: Gaza Crisis Worsens as Israel Prepares a Possible Invasion

The Times of Israel: Netanyahu, Gantz agree to form emergency unity government

Israel Defense Forces (on X): IDF announcement sent to civilians of Gaza City

UNOCHA: Gaza Strip access and movement—September 2023

Human Rights Watch (on X):

Human Rights Watch has determined, based on verified video and witness accounts, that Israeli forces used white phosphorus in military operations.


Who created Hamas?

08:29 Jerusalem Post: Israelis blame government for Hamas massacre, say Netanyahu must resign

The Times of Israel: Security chiefs got wind of something amiss in Gaza, thought it was a drill

The Times of Israel: Egypt intelligence official says Israel ignored repeated warnings of ‘something big’

New York Post:  George Soros once slammed US, Israel for not working with Hamas

Financial Times carried Soros’ pro-Hamas piece in 2007

E-mail to UK Column: Who created Hamas?

Financial Times: Israel must think before it acts on Hamas atrocities


Hidden Hands

14:18 United Nations in India: UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Local and Regional Governments

Local and regional engagement, action and multi-level cooperation are vital to rescue the SDGs and contribute to topics under the Summit of the Future.

C40 Cities: C40 is a global network of mayors of the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis


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E-mail to UK Column: Cover-up of Rotherham child sexual exploitation


More Weapons For Ukraine

26:57 BBC: Ukraine war: Russia attacks Avdiivka stronghold in eastern Ukraine

YouTube: Military Summary

YouTube: Defense Politics Asia

NATO: Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels

Washington Post: Zelensky visits NATO headquarters for allied meeting to support Ukraine

GOV.UK:  Major new package of support for Ukraine's counter-offensive announced by Defence Secretary Grant Shapps 


Keir, You Can Have Your Davos And Leave Us Out Of It

31:35 World Economic Forum: On the Agenda / United Kingdom

Daily Express: One single word proves Tony Blair is really manipulating Keir Starmer—and it's worrying

World Economic Forum (YouTube): Tony Blair Thinks Brexit Is Reversible

Yahoo News UK: Tony Blair calls for digital libraries of vaccine records

UK Column Interview: Master of Puppets: The Future of Britain—Ben Rubin

Tech UK: New joint report from Tony Blair and William Hague focuses on digital identity

Tony Blair Institute: The Great Enabler: Transforming the Future of Britain’s Public Services Through Digital Identity


UK Column Has Warned For Over A Decade Of The Dangers Of State Control Of The Press and Media

40:25 Politico: France orders ban on all pro-Palestinian protests

GOV.UK:  Letter to Chief Constables in England and Wales following the Israel-Hamas conflict

RT International (2012): Deadly mistake: IDF wipes out Palestinian family due to technical error

Conservative Friends of Israel: Special Briefing Day 6: Death toll rises to over 1,300 in deadly Hamas attack

Labour Friends of Israel: Working towards a two-state solution

BDS Movement: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Daily Mail (2012): William Hague: I'm a strong champion of free press


Energy Consumers Could Face Even Higher Costs And Poorer Standards

49:31 Ofgem: We are the energy regulator for Great Britain

Ofgem: Ofgem explores options amid rising consumer debt

Ofgem: Additional debt-related costs allowance policy consultation


Luciditi Digital Identity Verification Services: Introducing Ian Moody

52:42 World Economic Forum: Strategic Intelligence

Marketplace: Signal will leave the UK if the current version of the Online Safety Bill becomes law, says the company’s president

Luciditi: UK’s first PASS approved Digital Proof of Age Card set to reduce fraud and retailer prosecution

GOV.UK: Luciditi Identity Verification Services—Digital Marketplace

Lloyds Banking Group: Lloyds Bank releases new Digital ID app with Yoti