UK Column News - 17th November 2023

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


The Immigration Issue—James Cleverly To Override The Supreme Court

00:23 The Law Society: Supreme Court ruling end of the line for Rwanda policy

The Guardian: Cleverly ‘determined’ to get removal flight to Rwanda before general election

Forbes (2020): Cracking The $150 Billion Business Of Human Trafficking

Evening Standard: Rwanda says it can only bring in 200 migrants from UK

Dave Sumner Smith (on X): 

Seriously? Our new Home Secretary James Cleverly’s greatest academic achievement is a Degree in Hospitality from Ealing College of Higher Education?

James Cleverly (on X): 

My vocational degree taught me: finance & accounting, marketing & comms, HR & team leadership, logistics & process management, employment law, contract law, tort law, etc. All very useful in running a government dept.

UK Column interview: Trafficked: Child Stealing by the State—Part 1


How Democracy Is Being Dismantled In 2023: A Look At NESTA

07:10 Obama Foundation: The 2023 Democracy Forum

DemocracyNext: Homepage

LinkedIn: Claudia Chwalisz

Wikipedia: Nesta (charity)

Nesta: Democracy: doing it for ourselves

Nesta (YouTube): The UK's Innovation Agency

Relevant UK Column search: Nudge Unit

LinkedIn: Rory Gallagher

The Institute for Government: David Halpern

The Behavioural Insights Team: Applying deliberative democracy: Insights from our partnership with Meta

The Institute for Government: Labour’s proposals for a reformed House of Lords need more work  

UK 2040 Options: Who we are

Public Health Wales: Public Health Wales joins a new behavioural research hub


UK’s PREVENT Strategy With GCHQ, 77 Brigade, Israeli Unit 8200

21:08 UK Column series: No Smoke Without Fire

UK Column Article: Britain: A Stasi State

Amnesty International: Lessons from the Stasi—A cautionary tale on mass surveillance

GOV.UK: FACTSHEET: Prevent and Channel - 2021

The Telegraph (YouTube): Former official claims police used Mogg selfie as evidence of “far right extremism”

UK Column News (13th October 2016): David Cameron's Localism A Fascist Corporatocracy 

Civil society (2014): Nesta: ‘We were not forced to fund Big Society Network’ 

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Save Our Sovereignty: 4 December, UK Parliament: Lobby your MP. Letter templates to lobby your MP's to attend the UK Parliament meeting on the 4th December at which doctors and analysts will give expert testimony on the pandemic and its consequences.

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Denial Of Healthcare Services In The UK?

36:59 Plymouth Live: Torpoint woman died after seven hour ambulance wait

Nurses: Should Access To NHS Services Be Contingent On A Person’s Vaccination Status?

Independent (2017): NHS under fire after announcing obese patients will not get non-urgent surgery until they lose weight

The Guardian (2012): Doctors back denial of treatment for smokers and the obese

NBC News (2012): In UK survey, doctors support denying treatment to smokers, the obese

Building Better Healthcare (2022): Struggling ambulance services ignoring the potential of AI to relieve pressures

Healthcare Digital: How tech-enhanced call handling can help ambulance services

Forbes (2020): How NHS 111 London Is Using AI To Ensure Patients Get The Care They Need Urgently

GOV.UK: Jenny Harries welcome address at the UKHSA conference

GOV.UK: JCVI recommends chickenpox vaccine in childhood immunisation programme

GOV.UK: New NIHR Research Delivery Network created


Legal Action Against Covid Jab Manufacturer: Floodgates Open

41:19 BBC: AstraZeneca faces legal challenge over Covid vaccine

Steve Kirsch (on X): 

“I just got off the phone with attorney Warner Mendenhall. He confirmed I wrote below is true, and the litigation floodgates are now open. “

UK Freedom Project: Covid–19 Vaccines Yellow Card Analysis

CrowdJustice: Vaccine Injured and Bereaved vs. AstraZeneca

The Independent: Get vaccinated to stay fighting fit this winter

The Guardian: Getting Covid and flu vaccines together is better, study suggests


David Cameron Very Excited To Head To Ukraine

46:26 Financial Times: David Cameron to send UK military trainers to Ukraine

The Guardian: Ukraine: David Cameron meets Zelenskiy and pledges continued UK military support—video

The British Army: UK Armed Forces on track to train 37,000 Ukrainian recruits

BBC: Swimming rivers and faking illness to escape Ukraine's draft

BBC: BBC goes inside Al-Shifa hospital with the Israeli army

Al Jazeera: Israel-Gaza war: What are the limits to the principle of self-defence?


Eke It Out Of Its Shell: Who Is Behind Tortoise Media And Who Are Its Partners?

54:19 Tortoise Media: What Is Tortoise?

Wikipedia: My Life My Say

Rise UK (Ben Rubin’s Substack blog): Babylon the Great is Fallen

LinkedIn: James Harding—Editor and Co-Founder—Tortoise Media

Tortoise Media: A Tortoise Digital ThinkIn with Hannah Rothschild: Who gives?


UK Parliament Votes NO To A Ceasefire To Save Lives

1:00:50 UK Parliament: King’s Speech Motion for an Address: Amendment (h)

Parallel Parliament: Christians in Parliament APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group)

Poland Posts English: Donald Tusk caught in the Sejm. The whole of Poland knew the code to his cell phone