UK Column News - 29th November 2023

Mike Robinson, Vanessa Beeley and Charles Malet with today's UK Column News.


Palestine News Round-Up For November 2023 With Vanessa Beeley

00:30 United Nations: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

UN Geneva will host the commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Opens in new window on Wednesday, 29 November at the Palais des Nations, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 32/40B of 2 December 1977.

Euro-Med Monitor (on X): Statistics on the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip (07 October–27 November 2023)

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: International committee must investigate Israel’s holding of dead bodies in Gaza 

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: Horrific scenes unfolding in UN-run shelters for displaced people in Gaza 

Haaretz: Israel’s Repulsive Embrace of Elon Musk Is a Cynical Betrayal of Jews, Dead and Alive

Reuters: Hamas senior official invites Elon Musk to visit Gaza

Reuters: Elon Musk visits Israel after criticism for endorsing antisemitic post

Elon Musk (on X): 

As I said earlier this week, “decolonization”, “from the river to the sea” and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide. Clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension.

The Nation: It’s Time to Confront Israel’s Version of “From the River to the Sea”

United Nations (YouTube): Israel—Prime Minister Addresses United Nations General Debate, 78th Session


Charles Malet Looks Into Charities’ Financial Reports

08:28 Disasters Emergency Committee: Gaza Crisis Appeal 2014

British Red Cross: Donate to the Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory Appeal

GOV.UK: UK announces £10 million humanitarian aid for civilians in Occupied Palestinian Territories 

Disasters Emergency Committee: Ukraine: How Your Donations Are Helping

Included are figures for how the first tranche of the appeal funds—£85 million—were spent by 13 DEC member charities in the initial six months. Almost 60% was spent in Ukraine, the rest in Romania (17%), Poland, (16%) Moldova (4%), Hungary (2%) and on regional initiatives (2%). Almost half of aid expenditure (47%) was on direct cash payments to aid recipients, followed by food and health support.

Disasters Emergency Committee: Annual Report & Accounts 2021–2022 (PDF)

Daily Mail: Oxfam in 'hypocrisy' row after charity pays at least one worker £340,000 in a year—while struggling staff use food banks, prompting first-ever strike


Censorship Industrial Complex Analysed By Mike Robinson

14:44 UK Column website section: Censored

TheyWorkForYou: Counter Disinformation Unit: 14 November 2023

Digital Watch: UK government renames Counter-Disinformation Unit amid free speech concerns

GOV.UK: Fact Sheet on the CDU and RRU

GOV.UK (2022): A guide to the Online Safety Bill Online Safety Act 2023

UK Column Timeline: Censored

30th January 2023: Ben Wallace says 77th Brigade domestic spying will be investigated

UK Parliament: Contact information for Saqib Bhatti

Public (Substack): CTIL Files #1: US And UK Military Contractors Created Sweeping Plan For Global Censorship In 2018, New Documents Show

Stimson Center: Sara-Jayne Terp

AI for Good: Sara-Jayne Terp

Piers Robinson (on X): More evidence of the role Bellingcat plays within the Censorship Industrial Complex

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UK Column interview: Andrew Bridgen interview: Conspiracy of silence over excess deaths?

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.


Farming In The UK And The Grocery Supply Code of Practice

26:33 Farmers Weekly: Grocery petition hits 100000 and triggers parliament debate

Petition: Reform the Grocery Supply Code of Practice to better protect farmers 

House of Commons: Time to bring on the referee? The Government’s proposed Adjudicator for the Groceries Code (PDF)

Wicked Leeks: Riverford Organic: Get fair about farming


Sweden Joins NATO JEF activity In Baltic Sea

33:55 NATO: Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs—Brussels, 28–29 November 2023

NATO News (YouTube): NATO Secretary General, Press Conference at Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, 29 November 2023 

GOV.UK (2014): PM speech at the UN General Assembly 2014

Ministry of Defence, Sweden: Sweden to take part in JEF activity to protect critical infrastructure in Baltic Sea

UK Column article: NATO chief confirms Russia’s account of Ukraine intervention amid an escalation of surrendering Ukrainian soldiers


Babcock Engineering, Leaky Docks And £3m Naval Contracts

38:28 Royal Navy: Dreadnought Class

GOV.UK (2021): Submarine Dismantling Project

Navy Lookout: Project to dismantle ex-Royal Navy nuclear submarines inches forward

Naval News: Babcock increases support on UK's Dreadnought programme

BBC: 'Minor' leak at nuclear submarine dock—Devonport

GOV.UK: The UK calls for Security Council expansion: UK statement at the UN General Assembly 


Stopping BRICS?

40:38 Logistics Insider: With strong global backing and transit nations in action, IMEEC gains momentum

AP News: Biden gives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed a hearty handshake a year after an awkward fist bump moment

The Week: 'A passage for India': THE WEEK reports from Israel's Haifa Port

Al-Monitor (2022): Egypt persuades Israel to extract Gaza's natural gas

Haaretz: U.S. to Push Israel on Allowing Gaza Offshore Gas Reserves to Revitalize Palestinian Economy

The Indian Express: As Israel-Hamas conflict gets deadlier, what happens to the India-Europe economic corridor?


23 Bronze Fins In Westminster For Holocaust Memorial

53:24 GOV.UK: Oral statement to Parliament: The King's Speech 2023

My Government is committed to tackling antisemitism and ensuring that the Holocaust is never forgotten. A bill will progress the construction of a national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens.

UK Parliament: Holocaust Memorial Bill (PDF)

Museums Association:  High court quashes planning permission for Westminster Holocaust memorial

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum: Our history