UK Column News - 8th November 2023

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson and Debi Evans with today's UK Column News.


King’s Speech Or WEF’s Dreams?

00:25 The Royal Family Channel (YouTube): King Charles' Historic Speech in Full—State Opening of Parliament 

UK Parliament: Criminal Justice Bill

UK Parliament: Investigatory Powers Bill

UK Parliament: Renters (Reform) Bill

Fleet News: Government announces self-driving legislation in King’s Speech

UK Parliament: Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

The House of Commons Library: Media Bill

… enable Ofcom to introduce a video-on-demand code to protect UK audiences from harmful material.

GOV.UK: Revised Investigatory Powers Act notices regimes consultation

GOV.UK: Enabling the use of digital identities in the UK

International Association of Privacy Professionals: Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules—Guidance and Resources


Conflicts of Nationality Laws—Does Your MP Have Dual Nationality?

09:05 Wikipedia: Convention on Certain Questions Relating to the Conflict of Nationality Laws

BBC: British no more: Why some UK citizens face Brexit dilemma

The London Economic: Fact checked: Have hundreds of British MPs and Lords really applied for an Irish passport since Brexit?

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: MP's who hold dual nationalities

WhatDoTheyKnow?: How many serving MPs have dual nationality?

The House of Commons Library: Social background of Members of Parliament 1979-2019


As Ukrainian Losses Mount, Peace Talks Suggested

14:28 Business Insider: US officials are concerned that Ukraine is running out of troops and have hinted at peace talks with Russia, report says

The Guardian: Battlefield deaths in Ukraine have risen sharply this year, say US officials

Reuters: Western officials broach with Kyiv issue of possible peace talks with Moscow, NBC 

The Kyiv Independent (on X):  Media: Trump declines Zelensky's invite to Ukraine

U.S. Central Command (on X): 

On November 5, 2023, an Ohio-class submarine arrived in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Al-Monitor: US sends in submarine as Iran-backed attacks continue in Syria, Iraq

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Plans $320 Million Weapons Transfer to Israel as Gaza Toll Mounts

ABC News: Netanyahu to ABC's Muir: 'No cease-fire' without release of hostages

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GOV.UK: MHRA Board Meetings in 2023—Next meeting Tuesday 21 November 2023

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Israel And UK Health With Debi Evans

28:23 BBC (2014): Prime minister's belief in Israel 'unbreakable'

GOV.UK (2014): Prime Minister welcomes £70 million Israeli investment in UK following visit 

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries: Teva Hosts UK and Israeli Prime Ministers at UK-Israel Innovation Event—Announce Collaboration on New National Clinical Drug Development Initiative and Dementia Research

The Jewish Chronicle (2017): Interview: David Dangoor

Digital Health London: The UK Israel Dangoor Health Initiative

Sciana Network: Israel and UK health care—What can we learn from each other?

GOV.UK (2018): Health technology expert panel meets for the first time

Newspaste (2019): Nicole Junkermann: The IDF-linked Bond Girl Infiltrating the UK NHS

The Jewish Chronicle: Ex-ambassador to Israel named new NHS tech chief

The Jewish Chronicle: The Jew who runs the zoo: Former UK ambassador to Israel on what it's like running London Zoo

Digital Health: Matthew Gould joins £480m FDP contract hopefuls Quantexa

Jerusalem Post (2020): Prince Charles: Israeli genius is maintaining the NHS

The Telegraph (2021): Seven things the NHS can learn from Israel

Jewish News: Report: ‘Critical weaknesses’ in NHS could be remedied by Israeli health tech

GOV.UK (2021): Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the UK-Israel Strategic Partnership 

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

Northern Health Science Alliance: The NHSA—Representing world-class health and life sciences across the North of England

Northern Health Science Alliance: NHSA and Israel sign MoU marking next phase of partnership

Jewish News: NHS-Israel collaboration to deliver cutting-edge tech to improve mental health

Northern Health Science Alliance: Government pledge support for NHSA partnership to tackle global healthcare challenges

GOV.UK: Landmark agreement with Israel takes UK global science mission to new heights 

Parallel Parliament: Israel APPG


What The Duck?—Digital QWACs?

41:49 European Commission: Q&A: A trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans

Electronic Frontier Foundation (2022): What the Duck? Why an EU Proposal to Require "QWACs" Will Hurt Internet Security


Look Who The Clooney Foundations Partners Are

46:21 The Kyiv Independent: Clooney Foundation for Justice brings alleged Russian crimes to German prosecutors

Clooney Foundation for Justice: Ukraine

GOV.UK: Amal Clooney

GOV.UK: Lord Neuberger and Amal Clooney announce Media Freedom Legal Panel members 

GOV.UK: Global Conference for Media Freedom 2022: joint communiqué


Path To Net Zero—For Better Or Worse?

54:40 GOV.UK: New UK and Germany partnership to boost renewable energy and bolster energy security 

The Telegraph: US offshore wind is holed and sinking

Prysmian Group (on X): 

On this occasion, we will display our most important range of products and technologies for the offshore wind farm industry, including submarine power transmission cables

The Japan Times: Japan, Denmark to collaborate on floating offshore wind technology


And Finally: From Net Zero To Netflix

58:26 Netflix (YouTube): Leave The World Behind—Official Trailer

FirstPost: Julia Roberts’ Leave the World Behind: Netflix’s apocalyptic thriller produced by Barack and Michelle Obama