UK Column News - 6th October 2023

Mike Robinson, Brian Gerrish and guest Ben Rubin with today's UK Column News.


Ukraine's European Fundraising Tour

00:31 The Telegraph: Sunak meets Zelensky at European summit in Spain as West urged to stick with Ukraine 

GOV.UK: PM call with President Zelensky of Ukraine: 5 August 2019

GOV.UK: PM meeting with the President of Ukraine: 05 October 2023 

GOV.UK: Homes for Ukraine scheme to begin processing applications from unaccompanied children 

The Telegraph: Ukrainian children will be allowed to come to Britain unaccompanied

Reuters: Ukraine's Zelenskiy arrives in Spain to meet European leaders

Civil Network OPORA: The Civil Network “OPORA

German Marshall Fund of the United States: Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation

GMFUS: Engaging Central Europe

Omidyar Network: Pam Omidyar


NHS: The Private Businesses' Data Centre

11:02 Daily Mail: Chris Whitty warns thousands of middle-aged people are dying of heart conditions that went untreated during the Covid pandemic as patients missed out on statins and blood pressure pills

The Telegraph: Patients at increased risk if they opt out of NHS data sharing, Sir Chris Whitty warns

Bloomberg News: Atos names Accenture's Bernaert as CEO ahead of planned split

Digital Health: Privacy groups focus on national data opt-out as FDP tender concludes

GOV.UK: Life Sciences Vision

Yahoo Finance: Palantir secures contract with UK's National Health Service

Daily Mail: Controversial US tech giant Palantir 'set to win £480million NHS contract to manage your patient data'

NHS Transformation Directorate: NHSx moves on


The UK Believes Media Freedom Is Essential To Democracy

21:56 News Guard: How the UK Government Used NewsGuard’s Pulsar Integration To Detect Misinformation Narratives

News Guard: X’s Unchecked Propaganda: Engagement Soared by 70% for Russian, Chinese, and Iranian Disinformation Sources Following a Change by Elon Musk

U.S Securities And Exchange Commission: Litigation Releases—Elon R. Musk

UKPOL: The UK believes media freedom is essential to democracy, and democracy to media freedom (October 2023)


New UK Column T-shirt: MHRA Not Fit For Purpose T-shirt

Please Ask Your Member Of Parliament To Attend The Debate On Excess Deaths: At Parliament On 20 October 2023

Petition The King: Say NO to the WHO power grab

Peoples Dispatch: “Tories Out!”: Thousands protest Conservative Party conference in Manchester

Real Left: Open letter to The Communication Workers Union


It Goes From “It’s A Conspiracy” To “It’s A Good Thing” In One Sentence

34:38 The Guardian: From 15-minute cities to bananas: why do Tories seem to be bending the truth?

Open Democracy: Government debunked a 15-minute city conspiracy theory... then endorsed it

C40 Knowledge Hub: Why every city can benefit from a '15-minute city' vision

NL Times: Amsterdam preparing to lower speed limit to 30 kilometers per hour 

GOV.UK: The UK is focusing on Finance, Climate, Technology and Gender to accelerate the SDGs: UK statement at UN Second Committee

Global Research: Is Trudeau Selling Out Canada to the World Economic Forum?

Reuters: Putin calls Canadian parliament's applause for Nazi veteran 'disgusting'


Drones Target Graduation Ceremony Of The Military College Officers In Homs

45:35 Vanessa Beeley (Telegram): Distressing images: Scenes of jubilant young officers and families just before the drone strike and the shocking aftermath (video—viewer discretion advised)

Syrian Arab News Agency: Health Ministry: number of martyrs from the terrorist attack on Military Academy in Homs rises to 89

Vanessa Beeley (Telegram):

The drones that were used by terrorist groups today to attack the military graduates and families in Homs were launched by the terrorist groups in Southern Idlib, northern Hama, but the hands of NATO member states including Turkey, US, UK facilitated this attack by proxy. They are the murderers of Syrian people since 2011.


No Money: What’s Next For Democracy?

47:18 The Guardian: Councils in England in crisis as Birmingham ‘declares itself bankrupt’

GOV.UK: Government launches intervention at Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Mail: The man set to run Birmingham City Council and what his powers will be

Democracy Next: What we do


More Calls Needed To Stop Facial Recognition

51:50 GOV.UK: Chris Philp MP

Tech Monitor: Police using passport images for facial recognition would be a ‘setback’ for trust in AI

UK Authority: Concerns grow over national facial recognition database

Big Brother Watch: Stop Facial Recognition


Revolving Gates—Trump: See You In Court, Buddy

53:41 Zero edge: Trump Sues Christopher Steele Over Hoax Dossier