UK Column News - 21st July 2023

Mike Robinson, Patrick Henningsen and Alex Thomson with today’s UK Column News.


Orwellian British Surveillance: Incorporating telcos into the spooknet

00:25 BBC: Apple slams UK surveillance-bill proposals

GOV.UK: International statement: End-to-end encryption and public safety (accessible version)

Open consultation: Revised Investigatory Powers Act notices regimes consultation 

UK Parliament: Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay's amendment, After Clause 111

Open Rights Group: Legal opinion finds Online Safety Bill may breach international law

UK Column interview: Where there’s no will, there’s no way: Why artificial intelligence will never rule the world—Transcribed


‘Smart’ Contracts and the Internet Of Things: Central banks’ oathless ‘sovereign immunity’ to program money

08:50 Finextra Research: US instant payment network FedNow goes live

World Bank: Data: Fast Payment System

Bank for International Settlements: III: Blueprint for the future monetary system

21st Century Wire: The 7 Pillars of a Global CBDC System

Waterstones:  Tower of Basel by Adam LeBor - Banking

The Guardian (2013): How Bank of England 'helped Nazis sell gold stolen from Czechs'

Atlantic Council: Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker

Gold And Silver UK: Bank for International Settlements general manager Agustín Carstens says Central Bank Digital Currency will give Central Banks “absolute control” over money

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Stop the RESTRICT Act and Pass Real Privacy Legislation


PEPs or PUPs? Farage Says Treasury Forced NatWest Group To Feign Apology For Unbanking Him

22:40 Independent: Pressure builds on Coutts CEO over claims he kept his NatWest boss in the dark over Farage fiasco

GB News: NatWest boss Alison Rose offers an apology to Nigel Farage

Financial Times: Rishi Sunak pledges crackdown on practice by UK banks

Rishi Sunak: Free speech is the cornerstone of our democracy.”

UK Parliament: Politically Exposed Persons Regime 


Kerch Bridge Attack: A British Hand, A Starvation Narrative Outcome?

30:50 BBC: Ben Wallace: Ukraine has 'tragically become a battle lab' for war technology

The Grayzone (2022): EXPOSED: Before Ukraine blew up Kerch Bridge, British spies plotted it

The GrayzoneLeaked files suggest hidden British hand in latest Kerch Bridge strike

Prevail Partners: Prevail Partners Ltd is a British Risk Management company

Thomas in Winslow: About TIW

PBS: Russia launches strike on Odesa in retaliation for attack on Crimea bridge

RT News: Kiev threatens to sink civilian ships bound for Russia 

RT News: Five EU nations push to extend ban on Ukrainian grain

Hungary Today: Toxic Contamination Found in Grain from Ukraine

News In France: For the first time, Marine Le Pen calls the delivery of arms to Ukraine “irresponsible”


MI6 Chief Urges Russians To Spy For UK; Makes The Wrongest Possible Claim About Capabilities Of AI

42:30 GOV.UK: Speech by Sir Richard Moore, head of SIS, 19 July 2023, visiting Prague “in a spirit of humility”

I invite them to do what others have already done this past 18 months and join hands with us. Our door is always open.

UK Column interview: Where there’s no will, there’s no way: Why artificial intelligence will never rule the world—Transcribed

UK Column interview: David Cartland—The honest doctor who refuses to be silenced

HOPE Sussex: Freedom Music Festival - 21st, 22nd & 23rd of July 2023

AV: Alternative View Events—AV13, October 2023

Kent Online: We meet the Rebels on Roundabouts spreading conspiracy theories in Kent (photograph of yellow board mentioning UK Column)

BBC: Supporting public service reporting

UK Column Article: Let’s Talk About France: A story of mitigation


Child Sexualisation: Plainly Internationally Coordinated

48:30 Gript (Ireland): Tusla RSE guide urges staff to learn about “crossdressers” & “drag”

Die Tagespost (Austria): Sex education: resistance is forming

CNE News: Child is not a sexual being, Austrian parents say in petition

Vårt Land (Norway): Survey—seven out of ten children and teenagers do not want the minimum age of sexual consent to be lowered

CNE News: Norwegians criticise proposal about sexual consent of children

Reduxx: “Queer” Academic Suggests Pedophilia Be Taught in Schools as an Innate Sexuality

The Christian Institute: Finnish Christian MP cleared of ‘hate crime’ charges over Bible tweet faces new trial


BBC Vilify Is Confused: Tobias ‘Afghan’ Ellwood Is Right And Wrong Simultaneously

53:10 Independent: Tory MP Tobias Ellwood deletes video ‘lauding’ Taliban in Afghanistan

The Guardian: Tory MPs try to oust Tobias Ellwood from defence role for praising Taliban

Daily Mail: Tobias Ellwood 'faces being OUSTED as Commons Defence Committee chair' and is branded an 'idiot' for 'propaganda video' praising the Taliban... as the Afghan rulers water-cannon women rights protesters

Ellwood's tweeted mea culpa

BBC: Taliban: MP claims Afghanistan a 'country transformed'

BBC: Inside the Taliban's war on drugs—opium poppy crops slashed


Moves To Ban Dutch And German Opposition Parties

57:50 Forum voor Democratie: Banning Forum for Democracy? Bosma and Baudet challenge Interior Minister

De Telegraaf: Forum for Democracy seizes opportunity of conversation about democracy to oppose party ban

T-Online (Germany): What the suitability review of the AfD district administrator is all about

Red Pill Germany: AfD Gains Executive Power for the First Time in a German District

Remix News: ‘Open the borders!’—To defeat the AfD party, Germany must bring in more migrants and give them immediate voting rights, claims founder of migrant rescue boat NGO


Hunter Problems—Biden Bribery

1:00:03 Daily Mail: Bombshell FBI document detailing alleged $10M Biden bribery scheme: Burisma CEO said Hunter was 'stupid' but necessary to keep on board because 'his dad' could 'protect' them from 'problems'

Council On Foreign Relations (2018): Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden

So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.)

21st Century Wire: Hunting for Hunter: Evidence Reveals Biden, Burisma Ukraine Bond Scandal, Tied to U.S. Firm