UK Column News - 8th December 2023

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


Immigration And Human Trafficking—Pick A Statistic 

00:23 The Justice Gap: Home Office admits they have ‘no clue’ about the location of 17,000 asylum seekers

GOV.UK: Letter from the Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft to Dame Diana Johnson, Chair of the HASC and Dame Meg Hillier, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee (accessible) 

UK Prime Minister (on X): 

Small boat arrivals are down by a third.

Evening Standard: Rwanda says it can only bring in 200 migrants from UK under controversial deportation scheme

Daily Mail:  Why are Tory MPs prioritising illegal migrants over the British people? asks Richard Littlejohn

BBC: Asylum seekers: Home Office says more than 17,000 are missing

GB News: Rotherham abuse survivor set to sell rapist’s home in £450,000 court win 

Criminal Justice Inspectorates: An inspection of the effectiveness of the police and law enforcement bodies’ response to group-based child sexual exploitation in England and Wales

UK Column Series: The Common Purpose Effect


Israel/Gaza—UK’s Involvement

10:03 The Times: Britain preparing West Bank leaders to govern Gaza

The Guardian: UK surveillance aircraft to search for Hamas hostage sites in Gaza


Ben Rubin Reports On Andrew Bridgen’s 4 December Parliamentary Event 

13:37 Save Our Sovereignty: Watch MP Andrew Bridgen's Ten Minute Rule

HART Group: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Remote Control

Ned Substack: Is Mike Yeadon Being Censored?

Steve Kirsch's Newsletter (Substack): Health New Zealand: Where is your analysis of your data? Why aren't you publishing it?

The Conservative Woman: Thanks to Aseem Malhotra, MPs finally give vaccine dangers a hearing

HART Group: Problems with the ONS data?

The Conservative Woman (2022): Thanks to Aseem Malhotra, MPs finally give vaccine dangers a hearing

The Telegraph: MPs will be helped to spot conspiracy theories

EURACTIV: ‘Pfizergate’ affair lead EU lawmaker Michèle Rivasi dies aged 70


Foreign Office Stopped Publishing Data After Our Spending Search Tool: Ask Your MP Why

23:00 Please Join Us: UK Column Community

UK Column Shop:

UK Column interview: The Numbers Don’t Lie: Excess Deaths—Ed Dowd

UK Column’s Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office Spending Search Tool

They Work For You: Mike Robinson’s FoI: Expenditure June 2022


Heiko Khoo’s Gordian Knot: Britain, Israel, America

25:34 Chatham House: Does American power have staying power?

Tyrant Finder U.K (YouTube): Heiko Khoo Speaking at the Pro-Palestine protest


John Kirby Says IDF’s Strategy Is Not To “Kill Innocent People” In Gaza

33:44 Newsweek (YouTube): John Kirby Says IDF's Strategy Is Not To 'Kill Innocent People' In Gaza

RT News:  I lived through two Israel-Gaza wars. This one is the worst 

In Gaza And Beyond: I documented two Israeli wars on Gaza. This current one is the worst—by Eva K. Bartlett

Middle East Eye: How Israel uses AI genocide programme to obliterate Gaza

The Times of Israel: IDF chief: Flooding Gaza tunnels with seawater 'a good idea'


UK Foreign Office Has Sanctioned Russian Intelligence Officer

38:59 GOV.UK: Foreign Secretary travels to US to reaffirm support for Ukraine

Cyber Security Hub: Russian FSB accused of spear-phishing campaign

UK Column article (2018): Integrity Initiative: A Look Into the Deep State?

The Aspen Institute (YouTube): Fireside Chat with David Cameron

GOV.UK: Aspen Security Forum 2023 DC Edition: Foreign Secretary’s speech


Who Kills? A Look At Mainstream Media Headline Wording

43:07 BBC: Israel-Gaza: Londoner loses 42 family members

CNN:  Video shows Israeli soldier shooting mentally disabled Palestinian in West Bank 

BBC: Hamas raped and mutilated women on 7 October, BBC hears

The Grayzone: Scandal-stained Israeli ‘rescue’ group fuels October 7 fabrications

Max Blumenthal (on X): 

BBC's key voice here is May Golan, a Kahanist thug who led anti-Black race riots in Tel Aviv before she was appointed Israel's Minister of Women's Empowerment


Digital ID “Not Obligatory”? We’re Gradually Losing Human-Operated Helplines

51:05 UK Parliament: Data Protection and Digital Information Bill—Parliamentary Bills

Daily Mail: HMRC axes its self assessment tax helpline


Bill Gates Pushes Digital ID for Newborns in Kenya

52:58 UK Column interview: Energy and Ambition in Kenya, with Jusper Machogu

Africa Climate Summit: Africa Climate Summit 2023

TRT World Now (YouTube): Julian Assange on Afghan war in a 2011 video

Children's Health Defense: Bill Gates Pushes Digital ID for Newborns in Kenya as Critics Warn of Surveillance Risk

The Guardian: King Charles stops short of apology for ‘abhorrent’ colonial violence in Kenya

Island Innovation: A Call for Justice: African Union and CARICOM Forge Alliance on Reparations


Sir Keir Starmer In Glasgow: More MPs Should Be Made This Uncomfortable—Without Touching Or Yelling

59:58 The Mirror: Keir Starmer confronted on train to Glasgow by pro-Palestine protester

BBC: Gaza protesters arrested at Keir Starmer Labour gala in Glasgow