UK Column News - 6th March 2024

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


Hunt Gives With One Hand To Take With The Other

00:22 GOV.UK: Spring Budget 2024

The House of Commons Library: What happens if a council goes bankrupt?

Jeremy Hunt (on X): Watch live as I deliver the Spring Budget to the House of Commons


Samuel Melia Faces Jail Time For Stickers—PREVENT In Action

03:07 Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales (CPS): UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Far-right organiser found guilty of intent to stir up racial hatred through distribution of stickers

Counter Terrorism Policing: Prison Sentence For Leeds Man Intent On Stirring Up Racial Hatred

Patriotic Alternative: Sam Melia Jailed for Telling the Truth

GOV.UK (2020): Lord Walney announced as independent adviser on political violence and disruption

GOV.UK (2021): Independent review: Political violence and disruption 

The coronavirus (Covid–19) pandemic has coincided with an increase in activity and prominence amongst far-right, far-left and other political groups.

GOV.UK: Tackling extremism (PDF)

Since the 2011 revised ‘Prevent' strategy, the government has defined extremism as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces

UK Column interview: Prevented Education: Controlling the Narrative in Colleges and Universities

LinkedIn: Lord (John Woodcock) Walney 

UK Parliament: Contact information for Lord Walney—MPs and Lords

UK Parliament: Register of Interests for Lord Walney

Director, The Jewish Community Media Trust


Israel And Its Use Of Technology

14:12 The Cradle: Israel’s e-warfare: using smartphones to kill the Lebanese resistance

To counteract Israeli surveillance, the Lebanese resistance has been active in dismantling radar and spy systems deployed by the Israeli military along the Lebanese–Palestinian border

Visualizing Palestine: Israel’s Use of Artificial Intelligence

In 2021, after killing 230 Palestinians in 11 days in Gaza, the Israeli military bragged about deploying new AI technology to operate a faster and deadlier assault. In 2023-2024, this technology is automated genocide, producing an “unprecedented and unparalleled” rate of destruction and civilian death in Gaza.

The Washington Post: Israel escalates surveillance of Palestinians with facial recognition program in West Bank (Archived)

Daily Sabah: From ‘blue wolf’ to ‘red wolf’: An automated Israeli occupation

Al Mayadeen: Blue Wolf: New Israeli Espionage Technology against Palestinians

The Guardian: ‘The Gospel’: how Israel uses AI to select bombing targets in Gaza

AP News (2022): Israel deploys remote-controlled robotic guns in West Bank

Foreign Policy: How the Occupation Fuels Tel Aviv’s Booming AI Sector

Euro-Med Monitor: Israel’s push towards a “frictionless” occupation: A blessing or a dystopian nightmare? 

Army Technology: British Army to get counter-drone SMASH smart weapon sights

Amnesty: Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group’s spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally

Defense Mirror: The Truth About Israel’s “Gospel”

GOV.UK: 2030 roadmap for UK-Israel bilateral relations

Stop The Wall: Free Palestine 101 for tech workers 


5G Millimetre Wave Is Not Rolled Out, But Will Be Soon

26:32 GOV.UK: Space Capability Management Plan

UK Space Command will embed dual use at the heart of our capability management processes, considering how we can share Defence space capabilities and outputs with other Government and commercial users.


Ofcom: Paving the way for improved 5G and innovative new wireless services

Huawei: 6G: The Next Horizon


Updates And Announcements

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UK Column Shop:—the MHRA T-shirts are being discontinued because Dame June Raine has announced her departure

Brian Gerrish (YouTube): Youtube Premiere: Walking the Dog Episode 2—11 am, Sunday 10 March

UK Column: Climate Science Masterclass Ticket

People's Food & Farming Alliance webinar: Your Farmers Need You!—7 pm on Wednesday 6 March

Solidarity Rally: No Farmers, No Food—Truro, 12:30 pm on Saturday 16 March

Glastonbury event: An Evening With Richard Vobes, Sandi Adams and Clive de Carle—7–10 pm, Saturday 30 March—tickets (£15/£10) via or from Fairyland Aromatics, 48 High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DX

Petition to UK Parliament: Repeal the Climate Change Act 2008 and Net Zero targets


Is The West’s Rhetoric Insanity? 

33:35 Newsweek: NATO Will Be Drawn Into War With Russia if Ukraine Loses

TASS: If Austin talks about risk of NATO-Russia conflict, it means US has a plan for it—Lavrov 

EIR: Macron Doubles Down on His Proposal To Put Boots On the Ground in Ukraine

Reuters: NATO's nuclear deterrent must be real for Finland, says new president

The Telegraph: West’s dithering over Ukraine could spark nuclear arms race, Poland warns 

Atlantic Council: Bowing to Putin’s nuclear blackmail will make nuclear war more likely

The Times: Nato commander worries about Ireland’s defence due to Russian threat

Reuters: Ireland to consult public on military neutrality in wake of Ukraine war


The Flour Massacre

39:21 Press TV: Gaza ‘flour massacre’ textbook case of Israel’s war crimes and cover-ups 

Euro-Med Monitor: In press conference, Euro-Med confirms Israel's full involvement in Gaza flour massacre 


Six Years After The Day of the Skripal—Where Are The Skripals?

48:02 GOV.UK: UK National Statement—OPCW 105th Executive Council

UK Column article (2018): Skripal: A Russian web or a RUSI web?

UK Column article (2022): The Day of the Skripal

UK Column article (2023): Five Years On: The OPCW-Douma Deception Continues


More Food From Less Land For An Increasing Population?

50:57 Concerned Citizen (on X): 

Thousands of protesters turn out in force in support of their Farmers in the Welsh Capital.

All over Europe people are waking up to the Globalist Power Grab, what it means exactly & are rejecting it.

Support the Farmers they feed us all.

NFU Cymru: Welsh Government’s Sustainable Farming Scheme consultation

GOV.Wales: Written Statement: Farming in Wales (27 February 2024)

Business Wales: Written Statement: Farming in Wales

GOV.UK: Land use statistics: England 2021

GOV.Wales: National Forest for Wales: woodland sites

UK Parliament (2021): Tree Planting in the UK (PDF)

Forestry England: Five reasons why it's good to cut down trees

The Telegraph: Trees that survived Plymouth ‘midnight massacre’ could be removed for cycle lane 

The Times (2018): Sunday Times investigation: 110,000 trees lost to council axemen

Camden Cyclists: London councils remove almost 50,000 trees in five years

World Bank Open Data: Population, total—United Kingdom

UK Parliament: Restoring 30 per cent of our land and sea by 2030

Sustainable Markets Initiative: TERRA CARTA—For Nature, People & Planet (PDF)