UK Column News - 5th January 2024

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


Unseal The Nothingburger? Epstein Trending On The Socials, Again

00:21 BBC: Prince Andrew: BBC's Newsnight interview to be turned into a film

Miami Herald: Perversion of Justice: Jeffrey Epstein

BBC: Prince Andrew faces allegations from unsealed US court documents about Jeffrey Epstein

The Independent: The Epstein List: Full list of names revealed in unsealed court records so far

Project Veritas (YouTube): VIDEO: Leaked ABC News Insider Recording EXPOSES #EpsteinCoverup 

“We had Clinton, We had Everything"

AXIOS: Anchor caught on tape claiming ABC News suppressed Epstein story

UK Column article (2011): Accusations of Student Abuse and Child Pornography Cover-up at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College


Israel Chooses British Legal Expert to Represent It At International Court of Justice

07:38 Reuters: ICJ slates hearings in Gaza genocide case for January 11–12

John’s Substack: Genocide in Gaza by John J. Mearsheimer

The Times of Israel: ‘Blood libel’: Israel slams South Africa for filing ICJ genocide motion over Gaza war

The Cradle: Washington sees 'no sign of genocide' in Gaza

The Independent (YouTube): Kirby calls South Africa’s genocide accusations against Israel ‘meritless’

Haaretz: Israel Chooses British Legal Expert to Represent It in International Court of Justice Genocide Case

Quds News: Palestine’s top diplomat to UK warns against Britain’s complicity in Israeli ethnic cleansing


Loophole Allows Flagrant Ethical Breach: Eyes On Newmarket and NHS Strategic Partnerships

14:07 GOV.UK: Lord O'Shaughnessy

GOV.UK: Commercial clinical trials in the UK: the Lord O’Shaughnessy review—final report 

GOV.UK: Life Sciences Vision (PDF)

NHS England: The Health Innovation Network

Newmarket Strategy: Strategic partnerships

Neil Grubert (LinkedIn): How does NHS England (NHSE) expect its relationship with pharma to evolve in the next five years? A recent board meeting offered some insights

Tony Blair Institute: Ten Policy Priorities for Global Leaders in 2024

BBC: Junior doctors' strike: Give us a credible offer and we'll end strikes, says BMA

UK Column article: Understanding Power Dynamics and Moving Beyond Divisions: Covid–19 through to Ukraine and Israel/Palestine

UK Column interview: Debating the Climate with Ben Pile

UK Column Symposium: Genocide and Empire: Examining 7 October and the Geopolitics of the War on Palestine—Sunday 7 January 2024, starting at 6:00 pm


Ukraine Is Granted An Emergency Meeting Of The NATO-Ukraine Council

25:02 TASS: NATO backs Kiev’s request for Ukraine-NATO Council emergency meeting 

NATO: NATO Military Chiefs of Defence meeting 17 and 18 January 2024

NATO: NATO to buy 1,000 Patriot missiles to enhance Allies’ air defences

ADS Advance: NSPA awards Patriot missiles contract to COMLOG


2024 Regional War Escalations 

30:38 The Cradle: US sinks Yemeni boats enforcing Red Sea blockade against Israel

Prime Minister Of Australia: Joint statement from the governments of the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom

AP News: The USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is returning home after extended deployment defending Israel

Palestine Chronicle: Israel Assassinates Iranian Commander in Syria – Who is Gen. Mousavi

BBC: Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri killed in Beirut blast

Al Mayadeen English (on X): Before Sheikh Saleh Al-Arouri's assassination, Israeli media and officials launched a campaign focusing on the Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri

The Guardian: Mossad chief says Israel is committed to finding and killing all Hamas leaders

Al Mayadeen English: Dozens killed in Kerman explosion on Soleimani 4th anniversary

The Guardian: Islamic State claims responsibility for Iran bombings that killed at least 84

Al Mayadeen English: Iraqi PMF senior official assassinated in airstrike

Al Mayadeen English: US claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi official in Baghdad


Who Briefs The Citizen Panels? Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm

41:06 DemocracyNext: Top financial contributors

Democracy Next was founded by Claudia Chwalisz, who is an Obama Leader for Europe at the Obama Foundation.

FSIStanford (YouTube): Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm

The Times: If you want to save democracy, get involved

Somewhere, in this gathering darkness of hatred, lies and opposing cultural identities, there are open-minded and constructive citizens willing to turn on a light.

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: William Hague and Tony Blair: "Science Is the Single Issue All Our Dreams Depend On"

Nature Journal: To build a better world, stop chasing economic growth

Nesta: The public want their say on climate action. Is anyone listening?

New Statesman: Why South Yorkshire needed a citizens’ assembly for net zero

Cornwall Council: 15,000 households to get invite to apply for Cornwall Residents’ Energy Panel 

MIT Center for Constructive Communication: A tech-enhanced Citizens' Assembly pop-up lab

MIT Media Lab: My apology regarding Jeffrey Epstein


Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

50:17 ITV: Mr Bates vs The Post Office—Series 1, Episode 1

Sky News: Mr Bates vs The Post Office: The true story behind drama on Horizon IT scandal

Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Homepage


The Youth Movement: Victorian And Khmer Rouge Precedents For Dehumanised Shock Troops

55:25 Wikipedia: Young England—Benjamin Disraeli: 

The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.

Wikipedia: My Life My Say

My Life My Say: The Squad

Oliver Wyman Foundation: Huw van Steenis is a Vice-Chair and Partner at Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman Foundation: What business needs to know about the generation changing everything (PDF)

Kamal Ahmed (LinkedIn): The News Movement