UK Column News - 15th May 2024

Mike Robinson, Alex Thomson and Vanessa Beeley with today's UK Column News.


Foreign Interference: Why Would Any State Possibly Be Worried About British Intrigue?

00:34 GCHQ: GCHQ and NCSC heads warn of increasing cyber risk from China

GOV.UK: UK summons Chinese Ambassador following allegations of foreign interference in the UK

Metropolitan Police: Three people charged with offences under the National Security Act

Radiotelevisione (Italian): The Enemies of Moro and Falcone

BBC: Timewatch—Operation Gladio (1992)

The Guardian (2008): UK discussed Italian coup to halt Communists

UK Column resource: FCO Spending


Georgia: British War Secretary Urges Opposition To “Resist” Majority In Parliament

09:05 United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Risch, Shaheen, Colleagues Condemn Passage of Russian-Style Foreign Agents Bill in Georgia

National Post: Federal government [of Canada] tables bill to create foreign agent registry

Telegram: Eastern Approaches—Alex Thomson

Front News: Georgia will become EU member by 2030 as “independent, sovereign state” 

Civil Georgia: PM: We don't Want the U.S. Reputation to be Damaged

Civil Georgia: PM: Ivanishvili “Refused to Meet” with Assistant Secretary O’Brien, Cites Blackmail and Threats 

OC Media: Georgian Dream to create database of 'undesirables'

Channel 1 of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (YouTube): Protest action held near Parliament

Strategic Culture: Don’t confuse them with facts

Euractiv: EU scrambles to adopt common position as Georgian parliament passes ‘foreign agent’ law

Copenhagen Democracy Summit: Democracy Tech Fellows


Rafah Update and Plans for Gaza 

22:50 United Nations: 450,000 Gazans now uprooted from Rafah as Israeli bombardment continues 

The Cradle: US building Gaza port to facilitate mass 'voluntary' migration: Anadolu Agency

Videos from Vanessa Beeley’s Telegram channel:


Whistleblower David McBride Jailed

29:50 Support Independent Journalism from the UK Column with only £5 a month

Access UKC News Extra—UK Column Community

UK Column interview: J. Michael Waller discusses his book Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains

UK Column interview: Iurie Roșca, the Christian Optimist—Part 1

Forthcoming UK Column interview: Iurie Roșca, the Christian Optimist—Part 2 Thursday 16th May, 1 pm

Alternative View: Book your tickets for AV 14, Riding The Wave

Forthcoming UK Column Symposium (In Honour of the Late Graeme MacQueen): From 'National Security' to Biosecurity: Global Power Dynamics and the Erosion of Freedom in the 21st Century–Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

Jen Robinson (on X): 

David McBride is a whistleblower. Today he was jailed for 5 years 8 months, with no parole for 2 years 3 months. He is the first person jailed in relation to war crimes in Australia—but for revealing them, not committing them.

This is wrong—and a shame on Australia. #FreeMcBride


Danish Ex-NATO Head Engineers Pro-EU Armenian PM And Georgian Change Agents

32:50 ArmenPress: The war in our region was a preface to further developments—Nikol Pashinyan

Telegram: Moneycircus

Substack: Moneycircus

Alliance Of Democracies (YouTube): Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024—Day Two

Politico: The ICC should consider the new Armenian genocide petition

Lemkin Institute: Statement Condemning Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's Cryptic Engagement with Genocide Denial


Chatham House Foresees British Troops In Ukraine

39:28 Chatham House: The UK should not rule out sending troops to Ukraine—despite Putin’s nuclear threats

UK Column series: Integrity Initiative


Netanyahu’s Dystopian Vision For Gaza and West Bank: Will Palestinians Be Let Out? 

41:53 New York Times: Israeli Officials Weigh Sharing Power With Arab States in Postwar Gaza (archived)

Vanessa Beeley (Substack): Gaza 2035—Netanyahu's dystopian vision for Gaza's future 

Foreign Policy: Arab Countries Have Israel’s Back—for Their Own Sake


Online Safety: Age Verification Will Have To Be For All

54:02 Internet Democracy Initiative: Internet and Society: The Trans-Atlantic Research Future

Northeastern Global News: More researchers needed to rid the internet of harmful material, UK communications boss says at Northeastern conference

GOV.UK: The King's Speech 2023

UK Parliament: Bills: UK—Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2 Bill)

Oracle Films (on X): 

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