UK Column News - 3rd November 2023

Mike Robinson, Ben Rubin and Vanessa Beeley with today's UK Column News.


We Shouldn’t Be Allowing Ourselves To Fall In This Divide-And-Fall Rhetoric

00:25 GB News:  Fury as 'ONE MILLION' pro-Palestine protesters set to march through London on Armistice Day

GB News (YouTube): Nigel Farage's shocking demand: STOP Pro-Palestine March at Cenotaph

Daily Express: British Army veteran says 'million march' protest on Remembrance Day 'risks kicking off'

Laurence Fox (on X):

It’s time to stand and be counted.

The Jewish Chronicle: Government urged to deploy military over 'million-man' Palestine march on Remembrance Day


White Phosphorus, Torture And Other War Crimes In Gaza

6:11 In Context (on X):

An Israeli air strike has hit Gaza's largest refugee camp in Jabalia. The death toll is unclear as many people are still under rubble.

Sam Ak Habeeb (on X):

Heartbreaking. A man lost his 4 children. He laments and cries as he attempts barehanded to dig in the rubble to rescue them, but in-vain.

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: Israel hit Gaza Strip with the equivalent of two nuclear bombs

NY Daily News (via YouTube): UN human rights official resigns over ‘textbook case of genocide’ in Gaza

The Guardian: Top UN official in New York steps down citing ‘genocide’ of Palestinian civilians

The Moscow Times: Israel Has No Right to Self-Defense as ‘Occupier,’ Russia Says

WION (YouTube):  Bolivia cuts ties with Israel citing 'crimes against humanity', becomes first nation to do so

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: Europe must stop its support of Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza 

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: As Israel expands its ground offensive, we warn of bloodbath in Gaza streets 

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: Egregious acts of torture, abuse committed by Israeli army against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank

Uncut Version International (on X): China Foreign Ministry Spokesman

The root cause of the recurring conflict between #Palestine and #Israel is that Palestinian territory has been illegally occupied for a long time […] This historical injustice should not continue.

Human Rights Watch: Israel: White Phosphorus Used in Gaza, Lebanon

Amnesty International: Lebanon: Evidence of Israel’s unlawful use of white phosphorus in southern Lebanon as cross-border hostilities escalate

The Messenger: Orthodox Jews Assaulted by Israeli Police Officers in Jerusalem

Toronto Jews Support 100k March For Gaza: Meet At 361 University Ave, Saturday 4 November 2023 at 1:30 pm


Frontier AI ‘May Pose Risks Like Pandemics And Nuclear War’, Says Sunak

17:47 GOV.UK: AI Safety Summit 2023

ITN: Sunak: AI may pose risks equal to nuclear war

GOV.UK: Prime Minister launches new AI Safety Institute

Eden Project: Anthropy 2023: inspiring a better Britain

Anthropy: What is Anthropy?

Alliance for Responsible Citizenship: About ARC

Guido Fawkes: Jordan Peterson’s “Antidote to the World Economic Forum” ARC Conference 

Rise UK (on Substack): Anthropy by Ben Rubin

Anthropy (on X): 

#Anthropists, we have gained political recognition as being relevant and impactful for the U.K.

The White House: Fact Sheet: President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

The White House (YouTube): President Biden and Vice President Harris Deliver Remarks on Artificial Intelligence (full video)

PR Newswire: Infosys Expands Its Footprint in Europe with a New Proximity Center in Sofia, Bulgaria to Help Accelerate AI and Cloud-led Digital Journeys for Clients in the Region

Infosys (on X): 

Infosys announced a new proximity center in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of its continued growth in Europe.

Rishi Sunak (on X): 

The threat of AI does not respect borders. No country can do this alone.

Priya Lakhani OBE (on X): 

Tonight was amazing. Fascinating conversation between Rishi Sunak and Elon Musk on #AI existential threats, the genie in the bottle, future of work and more.

The Guardian: Tech firms to allow vetting of AI tools, as Musk warns all human jobs threatened

GOV.UK: Priya Lakhani OBE

GOV.UK: MHRA to launch the AI-Airlock, a new regulatory sandbox for AI developers 

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FTX/SBF: The Second-Biggest Donor After Soros Guilty On Seven Counts Of Wire Fraud And Conspiracy To Launder

36:21The Guardian: Sam Bankman-Fried found guilty of defrauding FTX customers out of billions

Crypto Briefing: Blair and Clinton Speak on Crypto? Hang Your Heads FTX

CNBC: Davos crypto crowd distance themselves from FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried: “It’s fraud”

The Guardian: Sam Bankman-Fried used stolen customer funds to make more than $100m in campaign contributions ahead of the 2022 US midterm elections


Ex-Israeli Soldier Says 'This Government Can't Defeat Hamas’ 

37:52 Sky News (YouTube): Israel-Hamas war: Ex-Israeli soldier says 'this government can't defeat Hamas’

India Today (YouTube): How Hamas Built Hundreds Of Underground Tunnels In Gaza & Why Tunnels Are A Challenge For Israel

The Guardian: ‘A spider’s web of tunnels’: inside Gaza’s underground network being targeted by Israel


Introducing NSTIx: Behavioural And Social Science Sponsored And Operated By Different Government Departments

41:26 GOV.UK: National Security Technology and Innovation Exchange

GOV.UK: National security: NSTIx Co-creation Network

The network adapts according to national security needs, and currently comprises the following themes: Behavioural and social science


Growing Talk Of Ethnic Cleansing And Genocide

43:18 Mondoweiss: Israeli think tank lays out a blueprint for the complete ethnic cleansing of Gaza

C-SPAN: House Session—November 1, 2023

The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules in response to the Hamas attacks on Israel, including to sanction all financial supporters of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or their affiliates as well as to condemn antisemitism on college campuses.

The Daily Politik (Facebook): Israeli Minister of Heritage Amichai Eliyahu:

North Gaza is more beautiful than ever. Blowing up and flattening everything is amazing. Once we are finished, we will hand over the lands of Gaza to the fighting soldiers and settlers who lived in Gush Katif.

The Independent: Suella Braverman attacks pro-Palestine protests as ‘hate marches’

The Dennis Kucinich Report (Substack): Thou Shalt NOT Kill—The Dennis Kucinich Report

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


After Ukraine Falls From The Headlines, Private Investors Move In For Rebuilding Profiteering

51:53 Ukraine Recovery Conference: The UK, jointly with Ukraine, hosted the international Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2023) in London on 21–22 June 2023

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: International move to unlock war insurance for Ukraine investments


Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ Rakes In The Money For ‘Clean Air’

53:11 C40 Cities (on X):

C40 is a global network of nearly 100 world-leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis & create a future where everyone can thrive.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (on X):

Proportion of vehicles driving in London that meet the ULEZ standards: 2017: 39% 2023: 95%

Greater London Authority: London-wide Ultra Low Emission Zone First Month Report

University of Bath: Low Emission Zones improve air quality, health, and people's well-being - new IPR Policy Brief

Evening Standard: ULEZ expansion rakes in £26million in first month as more than 57,000 vehicles a day hit with charges

World Health Organization: New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

GOV.UK (2015): Improving air quality in cities

Forbes: Air Pollution Might Make People 16% More Likely To Die From Heart Disease


Remember This Piece Of Legislation That Permits Agents Of The State To Break The Law?

55:31 UK Parliament: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021

A Bill to make provision for, and in connection with, the authorisation of criminal conduct in the course of, or otherwise conduct in connection with, the conduct of human intelligence sources.