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Fresh update on "boris" discussed on The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast
"Available already to force we. Just don't have the will. It will only change with people pressure. Increasing the biomass of mature trees and count farms in the sees the absorb carbon alongside better transport in an infrastructure etc is doable reducing food. Waste as you've spoken about on. The podcast can have a big impact less methane from lam phu foods. It's just been thrown away if we do all this we. We need to consume less in cheering. We produce less plastic. We have the intelligence to do this but do our leaders not sure how to start. That one's lot lot to unpack. I rented pretend democracy and a disguise dictatorship. How yeah. I think we're in a we're in. A subtle dictatorship depends on what you mean by dictator shit right dictatorship for me would be something is when somebody's taking taking taking power legally democratic we democratic country as a lot democratic countries where you can actually vote in the new who leads you correct. That's air democracy here. We can protest. But i think the i think we have a government is obviously a lot more right wing the lot walk controlling on of protests. Unless i really have a point to make to be frank with you. I'm pissed off the wall here to be frank with you. I think that i recognize the country's being a dictatorship disguised or otherwise. What do you think you do well. You seem to be on that along. That line of thought thinking why wrong. Yeah if the police alarm going as you were talking. The thought police coming in my thoughts right now. I do believe we are in a in a a very well. Disguised dictatorship to to talk about the people in men ma that they're under much worse conditions but can see i can see the situation wherein progressing to that if we're not careful and went open to the potential of that happening if not being observant potential could happen and we're happy exactly what happened in the us with the storming of the capitol building right. As far as i understand the situation was add the military taking over control of the country. Which definitely a dictatorship whereas here i i think potentially with democracy with this. This is a democratic country. But maybe there's not people having started having say point says people in myanmar being treated worse so have we have wrote to complain. Yes i mean because you. I mean we might not be being treated in the same way And it might not in some ways fee beers bad but you should still not be treated in the way people are being treated in this country largely. And i reiterate i can see. We're heading towards that. Boris johnson is invested in some water cannons and various things very short step in thinking to suddenly get in the army on the streets and and and then very short step for the army getting beyond themselves and turning into a military coup. I i it's very different what's happening in the uk. To what's happening to me on ma. But i don't think because it's not as bad as me and my we should shut up and go home in any stretch of the imagination calling goes on to say..
U.K., Australia Seal Trade Deal
"Case. Prime minister boris johnson has agreed trade deal with his australian counterpart scott morrison. The new pact means dog british products such as scotch. Whisky and welsh lamb would be cheaper to sell to australia. But farmers are concerned about the
Fresh update on "boris" discussed on Buck Sexton
"Hard with the president of South Africa. Who Johnson just introduced Johnson is like I did, but I did I submitted by the like arguing with him. No, you didn't. He said Yes, I did twice so I'll go. Everybody get unlimited, but it was like out. It's hard to understand. First of all, Boris Johnson speaks very fast. But, um Biden insisted he introduced him again, and, uh, Johnson already introduced him. The bites. He didn't and he said, Yes, I did. And just looking at it is just a shallow, shallow a guy. This is even about his politics. Yet this is just Joe Biden is not all there. And this is the guy representing you and your family and my family and me, and that's not okay with me. That he's just speaking. And world leaders of the G seven are looking at him. And, um Just let you hear it for yourself. And the way I've said before, and I apologize, shooting.
The G7's Fuzzy Climate Pledges
"Weekend. Summit of the g seven has concluded on the matter of the pandemic. The blocks pledge was clear. Cut it will deliver a billion vaccine doses to poor countries over the next year but another priority was climate change naturalist sir david and broke had pressed for cooperation on climate in a video message to the gathering the decisions. We make this decade in particular. The decisions made by the most economically. Advanced nations are the most important in human history. Britain's prime minister. Boris johnson suggested the leaders at the summit would meet the moment. We were clear this weekend. Action has to start with us in the end commitments on climate seemed straightforward solid emissions targets. A move away from coal a renewal of an annual hundred billion dollar budget to the developing world to deal with climate change but campaigners found the outcome disappointing oxfam called the summit a colossal failure before in the history of the g. Seven has been such a big filing in contrast to what needs to be the g. Seven summit serves as a template for the world can expect from the enormous cop twenty six climate meeting later this year and on that score the blocks pledges leave a little too much to the imagination. It's encouraging that climate change was at the heart. As the communique that came out to the g seven yesterday catrine break is the economist environment editor. And certainly there was some very lofty words in their relation to climate targets. But what's disappointing is that. They were incredibly vague on detail.
Fresh update on "boris" discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
"About it when you have a team which is five years the pm. Your six ten parliament's being five years with a change the east before we became five years and they might become flooring as that For the benefit the country on people you need you need long term strategy which long than five years for example being grena reducing carbon emissions as one example when you have lengthy to only four or five years whatever. It is wherever it's going to be. It doesn't lend itself towards the party that's in power whoever's in power and acting on things that are good for launcher. It lends itself to the party in power acted on quick quick gains goals which may not necessarily be the right way forward. That's was that was my thinking. So say she's thinking when you compared to the american system for example the russian system five presidencies there are four or five year terms A government will always make strategic decisions over the long term But what's really important to ensure a cycle of in showing people have their say on on the feature direction. That's why when you go to an election you know. People are voting for a political parties. Manifesto what's gonna be delivered and we've seen it might be a rarity to to say this but we've just seen with the covid pandemic that. Actually you know shit happens. Things do change and things do change within that cyclical cyclical way. but like. i said i think we. We have one of the best forms of democracy in the world because every four five years people are given the opportunity to speak. And you know we've seen renewal within a political party in power from With with with with this election and election. Boris johnson example And and that's the way it should be should be able to have renewal in a very orderly fashion without any disruption. Which which is our political system gives. Okay okay with it..
Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK
"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make
Fresh update on "boris" discussed on The Moth
"Megan, the Duchess of Sussex, talks about her new Children's book, the Bench. It's a Love story. In this instance It was my observation of my husband and son, but I think it can be translated and transcend beyond that, plus Andy Slavitt on his book preventable on the failures in this pandemic. Sunday on weekend edition from NPR News. Sunday morning, beginning at eight o'clock on w B. E Z. This is the moth radio Hour from P r X. I'm Jay Allison. In this our stories about all kinds of fathers. As a parent, you wonder what stories? Will your Children tell about you? It's worth thinking about, so maybe you can give them a few good ones and hope they stick. Our next two stories are about a grandfather and a stepfather. First up Boris Timon Osofsky, whose dedication to the memory of his ancestors is subject to debate. He tells a good story about it. Here's Boris at a moth show in New York City. Thank you..
G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations
"British prime minister Boris Johnson has underlined or Ralph of agreements at this weekend's G. seven meeting Johnson has announced the G. seven wealthy nations have pledged over one billion coronavirus vaccine doses the poorer nations off of them coming from the U. S. cooling is another big step tools vaccinating the world he also praised the unity of G. seven nations at least weekends copy space summit this is being degree of harmony I mean between the leaders of the of our of our countries and and if you look at some of these things they come together to to agree you know billion modus is unbelievable vaccines Johnson also spoke of the need for combined action to help the will recover from the economic impact of the pandemic Charles through this month London
EU Threatens U.K. With Tariffs as Northern Ireland Spat Escalates
"Auction On the sidelines followed more of than the summit, a month British of Prime online Minister Boris bidding, Johnson and the winner met will with his be French identified and German counterparts, in a couple of weeks along just ahead with of EU the flight, bloc leaders more on than the 7500 issues. people NPR's from 159 Eleanor Beardsley has more. countries The two registered sides are locked to bid in an on escalating that ride. diplomatic feud This over is Northern NPR Ireland, news. the only This part is of the UK 90.9 that has a land w border bur with an e U member. in sports. The Republic Blue Jay of Ireland. six Red Sox The zero EU is threatening in the sixth legal at action Fenway of Now, Britain continues our forecast to delay partly implementing cloudy new tonight checks alone on goods in the upper coming fifties. into Northern Mostly Ireland sunny from tomorrow the rest low of the eighties. UK Chance They're of required showers under on the terms Monday. of the breakup, Mostly cloudy but London mid seventies says the checks, impose sunshine a burden Tuesday on businesses Chance and of threaten showers, the hard Low eighties won peace. and President sunny and dry Biden Wednesday doesn't and want Thursday to get pulled Upper into seventies Brexit but is concerned It is about 68, its potential now threat in Boston to Northern at 66 Ireland's peace were accord. funded by you, our European listeners Commission and by the had Corporation Ursula Thunder for Public Line Broadcasting, tweeted after a meeting private Johnson corporation that Northern funded by Ireland the American peace people is paramount and and that both Ural sides and must Pamela implement Moment, what thanking was agreed upon. the people who Eleanor make public Beardsley. radio NPR great NEWS
UK-EU Brexit Spat Over N. Ireland Clouds G7 Leaders Summit
"The post brexit turbulence between the UK and the European Union is providing an unwanted distraction and the group of seven summit taking place in southwest England British prime minister Boris Johnson told reporters at the summit that the E. U. one not paying full when it comes to post brexit talks on northern Ireland's let's see I think a lot of unnecessary interference a lot of unnecessary difficulties I think we can sort it out with good will see you is angry that the UK government has not yet put in place new checks on some goods coming into Northern Ireland from the U. K. meanwhile Britain says the techs are imposing a big burden on businesses and destabilizing northern Ireland's hard won peace Johnson the man to the blokes on pragmatic approach to post brexit talks he threatened to use an emergency clause to suspend agreed upon rules at the block did not compromise Karen Thomas London
G7 Expected to Donate 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Poorer Countries
"The group of seven leaders meeting in southwest England are pledging to share one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines with the world's poorer nations at the G. seven summit British prime minister Boris Johnson has announced the seven wealthiest countries in the world will share a billion doses of vaccines with places like Africa Asia south and Central America and others trying to speed up the global pandemic recovery it follows president Joe Biden's announcement that the US would donate five hundred million doses of the Fizer vaccine over the next year we're gonna help lead the world out of this pandemic working along side our global partners Britain has pledged one hundred million doses previously Germany had promised thirty million the British prime minister says these pledges meaning that they can vaccinate the world by the end of next year and then build back better from corona virus I'm Jackie Quinn
Two Artists Want G-7 Leaders to End E-Waste
"As president biden and the other g seven leaders from some of the world's wealthiest economies prepare to meet for a weekend summit in the english. County of cornwall. One of the biggest attractions is a two story. Sculpture that has emerged from the hills nearby. it's a reproduction of the faces of all seven leaders in the style of mount rushmore but instead of stone the sculptors material is discarded electronics. And he has named his work mount recycle more. Npr lennon correspondent. Frank langfitt cornwall and joins us now. Hey frank ohio hi so are you like literally next to the sculpture right now. What does it look like. It's fascinating and it's also become this big tourist attraction there will be sixty seven people here staring at it and what the artist has done is. He's basically like if you think example. If you look at boris johnson. His face is made of old samsung phone backings. And he's got all these old phones that is supposed to be his hair including all these wires and then right in front of me is joe. Biden joe biden. Skin basically is all these green circuit boards from inside computers. And not you'll just across. The bay is where the g. seven is meeting starting tomorrow morning. I'm just amazed that these faces are recognizable. very recognizable. everybody can tell exactly who these people are. And what do you take is the sculptors political point here. Well i think it's very it's an environmental point and i was just talking to him on the phone before you and i started talking his name's joel rush and this is how he put the messages. We have to find a way of dating with this electrical. Waste that we're producing because it we haven't got ways of Taken a pause again. We haven't got waste repairing it. We haven't got ways of getting rid of it. It's not just one nation to to give all that waste or another nation. It's a world problem. And how about all the people taking this visual in right. Now how are they reacting. It's really interesting. i think people are fascinated by obviously. It's artistically it's very very interesting but in terms of the environmental message. That joe was just mentioning. I mean i think it really resonates with people. I was talking to him named jonni let she teaches politics and i asked her what struck the most for me. It's the it's joe biden's circuit boards because they are things that we don't even see is invisible and we don't give any thought when we using this stuff
Biden, Johnson Sign New Charter on Trade and Defense
"And British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are meeting in England and preparing to renew a historic document. That recognizes the two Nations special relationship NPR's Franco or Donna's reports, They'll sign a new Atlantic charter that will guide them for the next century. The two leaders met in carbs Bay, where they reviewed a copy of the original Atlantic Charter before sitting down for a bilateral meeting. Great Great pleasure, Mr President. Welcome you to call Great president be here. Happy to see you. The charter was signed in 1941 by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a senior administration official said. The original charter outline what the post World War order could and should look like. The new charter will make clear what the coming decades of the 21st century can and should look like.
Jill Biden's "LOVE" Jacket a Positive Message
"First lady Jill Biden has sent a message with her outfit during her husband's first overseas trip as president as the bidens met with British prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Mrs Biden was wearing a dark jacket with love embroidered on the back I think that we're bringing love from American president Biden has said his first trip is aimed at assuring allies America is back after his predecessors go it alone approach the first ladies jacket immediately reminded White House watchers of the message on her predecessors code three years ago on a visit to a Texas border town housing migrant kids melania trump's jacket said I really don't care do you Sager mag ani Washington
Biden in U.K.: 'The United States Is Back'
"President biden is now in the united kingdom on his first foreign trip. Since taking office he spoke to american troops after his arrival last night ahead of the g seven summit scheduled to begin friday. The united states is back and democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future there were committed to leading strength defending our values and delivering for our people today. The president is set to meet with prime minister. Boris johnson in person for the first time the two leaders are expected to announce a wide ranging atlantic charter aimed at solidifying relations between the us and uk as well as the formation of task force with the goal of reopening travel between the two nations as soon as possible.
Artists Create E-Waste 'Mount Recyclemore' for G7
"Prepared to meet in Cornwall in southwest England, a huge sculpture of their heads in the style of Mount Rushmore in the U. S has been built close to where they're staying. Named. Mount Recycle more. It hopes to highlight the environmental damage caused by throwing away electronic devices. Our reporter. Steffi Apprentice has more. It's one of America's most iconic monuments. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the heads of four U. S presidents carved into the rock face in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now ahead of the G seven meeting and looming more than two stories high. The faces of Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden and Angela Merkel stare out across the Cornish landscape constructed entirely of bits of metal circuit boards, TV screens and smartphones. They're joined by you should Asuka Mario Draghi and Justin Trudeau to make the mountain structure close to the hotel where world leaders will be staying in the English countryside. These people who live near the G seven summit venue, watch the faces being built seen it develop over the last few days, and it's what they've done is schism. Amazing. I think it's a good way of Sort of highlighting just how much the waste there is in the oceans, and hopefully we'll send a good message over to G seven leaders just about we really need to clean the planet up artists Joe Russian Alex Wreckage say they created the sculpture to highlight the huge amount of tech and gadgets that go UN recycled globally each year, with Joe explaining the logic behind depicting the world leaders united They like more to talk to each other and work out a plan that isn't just shifting the problem from one country to another, but actually is a plan. We will work on together, which is how to deal with this waste and how to stop producing so much waste and how to recycle things in these. All these issues have got to be dealt with globally. They can't be dealt with nationally because that's where the problem is. According to the UN at the 53 Million tons of electronic waste generated globally each year, will more than double by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world. The artists are hoping their mount recycling more will galvanize the world leaders to tackle the problem. The
What's on the Agenda for Biden's First Foreign Trip in Office
"The president's first international trip since taking office, hoping to show the world the U. S is different with him in charge. President Biden's schedule includes meetings with allies from the G Seven Nations visit with Queen Elizabeth and have face to face meeting with Russian President Putin, CBS News correspondent We, Zhejiang has more from the White House. His press secretary says that President Biden has been preparing for 50 years for this trip, and in many ways he has first is the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president, But Now it is his turn to set the agenda. The president will kick off his trip by meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday before attending the G seven summit in Cornwall, England. It will be the first time the leaders of the world's largest economies will meet face to face since the pandemic began. Mr Biden has stressed he wants to renew America's commitment to allies after his predecessor sparred openly with them. His goal to rally the world's democracies on issues like the pandemic climate change and countering China. He and the first lady will then visit Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday before heading to Brussels for the NATO summit. The agenda there is expected to include defense spending, cybersecurity and Russian aggression. Mr Biden will cap off the trip Wednesday with his first in person meeting with Putin since becoming president. His advisors say that is not about delivering deals, but Rather setting boundaries with Russia on everything from those cyber attacks we've been seeing to its nuclear program. We did
U.K. Urges Commitment to Vaccinate the World by End of 2022
"British prime minister Boris Johnson will use a group of seven wealthy democracies summit next week to urge world leaders to commit to vaccinating the global population by the end of twenty twenty two Johnson is expected to stress the importance of a global vaccination drive when he meets with fellow world leaders on Friday in Cornwall on the coast of southwestern England for the first face to face G. summit that since a pandemic hits president Joe Biden and leaders of Canada France Italy and Japan will arrive in Cornwall from Friday for three days of talks focusing on the global recovery from the pandemic Britain's government pledged in February to give most of the country's surplus vaccine supply to Kobach's the United Nations about program aiming to supply poor countries with jobs Sarah Shockley on them
Lockdown to Ease Across Most of Scotland but Some Areas Retain Tougher Measures
"Of all adults. Despite the calls from business for the government to commit to the June 21st date for easing restrictions. There's also been further pressure on Boris Johnson to delay the lifting off England's lockdown measures. And Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has put easing on hold for millions of Scott's. Because of her concerns around growing case numbers. Many public health experts are warning that the Yuki could and ice tray scoot. No beat the start of a third. We've of the violence, and obviously it would be wrong to completely ignore that warning. Well. Much of Scotland's central belt
UK PM Boris Johnson Married in Secret Ceremony
"British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was married in secret wedding Saturday. British newspapers say the 56 year old prime minister, very Kerry Simon's at Westminster Cathedral in front of close friends and family. 33 year old. Simon's was part of Johnson's campaign team when he was mayor of London. Last year's Simon's gave birth to the couple's first child. Johnson has four Children from a previous
UK PM Boris Johnson Marries Fiancee in Private Ceremony
"K Newspapers are reporting. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Simmons, married today in a small private ceremony in London. The Mail on Sunday and the son said the couple wed at the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a small group of friends and family. Johnson's office declined to comment.
Boris Johnson Defends Virus Record After Ex-Aide's Attack
"Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson has rejected claims by his former T. fate that he puts Britain's coronavirus response and is unfit for office denying the allegation his government over school tens of thousands of needless deaths in a testimony to lawmakers Dominic Cummings claimed that thousands had died as a result of the UK government's incompetence at the beginning of the outbreak the former top adviser to the prime minister said the government's response was slow and chaotic and Johnson fail to learn from his mistakes Johnson brushed aside the criticism some of the the common drive her doesn't bear any relation to reality prime minister went on to say that the government and himself what puts in a very pressurized situation at the outbreak of the pandemic leases being renewed credibly difficult series of decisions none of which we've taken lightly I'm trying to amass
"boris" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"How shots the spectators. Daily politics focused on guscott. And i'm joined by fraser nelson and katie balls now after a torrid week of backstabbing and retribution. in downing street today was meant to be a reset. This week was meant to be. When boris johnson would redefine his premiership with the vote. Leave band of brothers. Leaving number ten katie. A spanish been thrown in the. Can you tell us a little bit about that. Yes so much. Were reset this debate. As to how deep this reset goes but we denote. Boris yeltsin wants to see a series of nine some related to climate change and the environment of is related to reiterating the fact that he's still very much casbah. Read will vote is but all of these things are going to have to be done remotely. This is because boris johnson has been told to isolate he got the test and trace at ping as he put it to. In a subgroup tori. Mp's and saying being in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus that passed as a tory m p anderson. He's empty for ashfield. And as a result he has to self isolate up to two weeks. Now there's some debate because dining street saying two weeks. But i think technically it's two weeks from when the person tested positive. He could be slightly under. But this means obviously everything is going to have to be done made. Now the has been who recently about the fact that those mp's hugh clinically vulnerable and unable to parliament cannot enter into debates on legislation with the current rules and therefore it seemed as birsh. It's not be able to take part in parliament either. However a rule changes coming those in the government side insistence was in the works she before. Boris johnson diagnosis. What it means ensure is probably going to see a wider rule. Change means those unable to come to the house has comments will be able to contribute your day. And boris johnson may well d- prime minister's questions via zoom. Which would be an inch interesting to see about. I think generally speaking this isn't a big deal is clearly an undesirable additional huddle to what's going to be difficult. Boris johnson. The sunday papers were a bit of a horror shave for the government. No matter which side you're on it was just. I don't think anyone came up. Particularly well is bit like a soap drama. I saw him on channel full. You know they tied to west. End is them. Hasn't music up. And i think what bush wants needs to do is trying set suggestion. Oh no amy's it business as usual. I've got the sense of purpose. You know. I don't rely on my aids as much as she told i can do. This and he may still be able to do it but i do. Think it is a drag for him that he's going to have to do it via the computer from downing street which we know is pretty ripi connection. Hopefully you of course reflection. What's an absurd system. This is where he for. We all know that he's had a virus. We also knew that in the world of something like eight hundred.
"boris" Discussed on Talking Politics
"So he had raised the state incredibly high over Iran in the months preceding lot Wednesday and then fell flat on his face about it but it also destroyed the consumer reputation for competence thoroughly because the White Parliamentary Conservative Party reacted to blot Wednesday turn against the Maastricht Treaty in Maastricht treaty has been ratified at that point on so that meant. That the conservative government under major have to spend basically a year you know in parliamentary siege fan against about benches and get the treaty ratified which exposed within with Conservative Party about European Union. So it wasn't just black Wednesday machines. It was his knock-on consequences for. Maastricht. Going to ask a question about something that's nothing to do with the pandemic vaccine. That may become a big political issue going forward. It's about something happening today. So the Internal Market Bill today is Wednesday. We haven't got to it yet today, but the internal knock it bill is being published and it is going to renege its themes on some aspects of the withdrawal bill. And there was a sort of confession in parliament yesterday by the government that it would be doing something that in a narrow and technical sense was illegal under the terms of international law. Now again, I don't think the language of utahns is much good in describing this, but what is that? And died also may possibly possibly be question of competence, but it's possibly something else to do. You have a sense any of you of The significance might be tinkering with the withdrawal bill. I guess I. Think There's lots of things to say about most happening today but I think just. To backtrack slightly at striking that the discussion around competent has become. So central the moment. We shouldn't forget that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson was. Generally thought off before becoming prime minister looking at his political career in general a kind of Charlatan of clownish figure this sort of reckless populist as far away from what you might think of as a serious and competent politician. And I think some of that is what really informs the discussion today around the competence of the government as a kind of. Smog I told you so attitude about Boris Johnson that he's getting his come up in standard as being faced with a really serious crisis. And the problem with competences that the questions were what are you judging against this? There's always counterfactual of Woodson. So have done better. Had he been had she been leading during the crisis that's very difficult to establish so I. Think the backdrop to to the discussion is inevitably partisan and there's a kind of striping instead of trying to get Johnson and attacking his lack of seriousness on the part of his critics. I think what's going on with the brexit legislation is rather different I think has to do with the dynamics of no deal is to do with taking a hard look at what existing legislation presents the UK government with in terms of freedom of maneuver in the event of no deal, and it doesn't seem to me a coincidence that the government's acting. Now when no deal seems to be more likely than ever has been seems to me that that's what's driving it. Rather than what we're describing is Utah will go questions. Of Competence, this is where can a substantive question of getting policies roydon place in the event of something happening which should be Fifty fifty until now I think it's probably more likely now, but is the original agreement, the withdrawal bill itself which this government. Negotiated, and then essentially went to the country on in an election. Is. The decision now to start. Essentially reneging on aspects of it. Not Potentially as a about what people want from brexit while they fair and so but just on that fundamental question when governments get damaged by the perception that they have rolled back on something that they committed to either out of principle or they simply took it to the voters and said, this is what we want to be elected on. Is then potential for damage the. Day I'd like to build to sort of see will kathleen closely was what they're trying to achieve, but my impression is that. There's a willingness to take the hit in terms of giving the impression of reneging on prior commitments that the concern is in the event of a no deal. The UK government doesn't Find Hans as family tied as it would be under the existing agreements particularly around issues of customs in state aid, and it just wants to tweak legislation that it's that so that it's a little bit freer in that respect. Now, that's I. Think the purpose whether that's Seen as a fundamental breach of international relations that will ripple throughout the UK's foreign. Relations I think that's that's less clear. I think that the difficulty for the government is to vote on the one hand if it goes ahead with this internal market bill in the case of not being a trade agreement with the European Union when the transition period comes to an end than it obviously opens a a huge flank of criticism about the gun thinking that it's above international law and I think that would be a big risk for any any government to take including his foreign policy when he's trying to get the country's not least. While Hong Kong concern to uphold international agreements. You situated back in that context of Brexit. It's really the consequence of how boxed in the government was the Johnson was when it first came into power because I. Couldn't get through the House of Commons the ban actin showed that it wasn't possible for the government to Bashir new option then so it was left with trying to get some concessions on ritual agreement that it didn't like and get that through the House of Commons, and then hold a general election to try to put them the brexit issue to rest but. is now in the position where it's possible, quite possible that would say inevitable that there isn't GonNa be a trade agreement on its back with the problem of the midst point of view the drought was never very satisfactory pretend that it was more satisfactory than it was on. I think in some sense precisely because the won't go down this road. Side, it means that there is still some prospects of a of a trade agreement in reach certainly, not anything light. Likely highly likely I mean by by that but it but it's still possible because a no deal road involves risks for the government both on the international side on on on the UK union side. Realize, I've lapsed backup sort of backing twenty nineteen I'm calling withdrawal bill and when it. Is Actually Law. Now, that's one of the issues isn't it is low changing the law. This is one of those things though where I can't really see it getting much traction with the general public with public opinion and so on and I think we saw yesterday in guest almost response to the episode yesterday it was around the. Nation of Jonathan Jones they had the government's legal department, the SOCAL Treasury Solicitor, and there was a great deal of how I'm feeling from legal commentators about the significance of the s and people wondering whether low key. The Scottish happened at general would resign and shouldn't celebrate them and consider her petition to the rule of law and so on. That's clearly whistling. In, the dark. But obviously, this is the kind of issue where kissed Alma with his roots in law would have strong views of his own. But when he was invited to put them yesterday in an interview, he didn't as pot me because he doesn't want to walk into the government's Trappist wants to set for him of being able to paint him as. Wishy. Washy human rights lawyer Romania, etc etc.. But also, because there must be a political calculation. Public opinion is never going to get his specially exercised about some not technical legislation about the details of withdrawal agreement from last year, it feeds into the story about the duplicity of government and its inability to function especially national stage and reasons why people should trust it and so on..
"boris" Discussed on On with Mario Interviews
"Give away free masks. The first responders like EMT's nurses nurses assistants bus drivers any any people holding essential A. In the essential essential service failed. Because these guys are true, heroes, man there on the front lines bailing virus in absolutely even say so. We've sent out over a hundred thousand so far to first responders. We're welcoming more at to just log on in request mass because we give them away and begun to so I'll look at that. It has a cool look into and I. Remember the last time you were here Boris. who were talking about your your fitness at two? So that seems like a like a perfect situation when we're at home and trying to be creative and figure out ways to stay in shape, right? Yeah especially this this quarantine thing has had a really crazy impact, not just physically, but also mentally. So some of the things we're doing mindfulness yoga in. Meditation routines, and of course workouts without any equipment just need a little space at home five minutes ten minutes a day in a changes your day. You know it starts you off on the right foot like you know and it. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment even if it's just five minutes. Absolutely completely compliments I think the the rest of your life. Of A of being isolated, Yes no awesome. Talk About Station Nineteen Matt congrats getting renewed for season, or that's awesome and you fill in La correct. We asked I'll see that. Oh beautiful year we actually wrapped. We wrap season three a week before the lockdown happened, so we got lucky. We got but The fans are amazing I. Mean they've supported this show? The ratings have been incredible. We've had a lot of crossovers with. A grazing anatomy band. Together. And No in Shonda RHIMES KRISTA enough in everybody in charge of running the show. They've just been incredible a chain. The way we watch TV you know diversity and in Real Life A..
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"Is On with Mario. Lopez wwl Mario Lopez you to be on soon for the ABC Series Station Nineteen Man Boras Kodjo welcome back bores I doing here. How's the? The families good. Thank you so much for asking. You're looking great as always having skipped a beat during this quarantine you manage to. Find time to still be creative with exercise, and what have you? If I'd known that that I could wear a tank top like you was shown. Take I. By the way, what he side story I had to do something which I thought was just audio on. CNN or something? Everyone I was on a panel thing everyone was..
"boris" Discussed on The Daily
"Today as Europe begins to reopen and countries like Germany sent children back to school. Why the country that was. The most skeptical of the virus may be the slowest to reopen mark lamp on the situation in Britain. It's Tuesday may twelve more. How would you describe Boris Johnson's original approach to the coronavirus? Will I'd say. Initially he was really kind of out to lunch on it. You know remember. The earliest days of the virus in late. January early February coincided with Britain formally leaving the European Union right. This is the moment when dawn breaks curtain goes up on a new act in our great national drama in those early days. Johnson was really very preoccupied distracted by the milestone of Brexit said. I know that we can turn this opportunity into a stunning success. And whatever the bumps in the road ahead. I know that we will succeed. So there were several very key early meetings of his cabinet that he didn't attend were the subject of the came up and then even when you began to see the first cases in Britain and it became clear that Britain also faced a major risk. He affected an air of nonchalance. Wash your hands with soap and hot water for the of time it takes to sing happy birthday twice. He even sort of made light of some of the caution of the scientists. There was a very early press conference on March third where he made a point of saying he visited Corona virus patients at a hospital and he went around and shook all their hands on the other night where I think the roof credit bars patients and I shook hands with everybody You'll be pleased to know and I continue to shake hands and I think it's very important that we you know people obviously can make up their minds and then as if seeking validation. He turned to the government's chief scientific adviser who was standing next to him. I think the scientific evidence is well to the experts and the scientific advisor was shaking his head with pursed lips. Judgment is wash washing your hands. Crucial this is a guy who has his own way of living and very much live and let live philosophy and I think he brought an element of that to the early days.
"boris" Discussed on The Bugle
"Means for the disease. I think nation is in decline raw. Although I do think you'd be accurate to say that that cove in one thousand nine has passed its peak like when you're a pandemic. How much better can you do then? Infecting Boris Johnson. You peaked right there. We'll yes had this new baby. Everyone loves a new baby and people are celebrating his little fruit of last. It has to be hard for the uncounted legions of other. Boris babies he may or may not have had to. I need to say not. Not The he definitely had the mouth of babies he so far refuses to take credit for It's funny though. That refuses take credit for the babies because he took credit for the borough spikes and they weren't his idea. Maybe all babies are Boris babies. He should put them on public racks for people to take in return for babies pretty good little heavy of another babies. But that's technology. I think I think you've just outlined the future of parenting post virus promise maximum transparency from the government or stones which is rather like hearing the Pope Promising. Arrive WITH FREE BOOZE. Hot Chicks hot hunks and heroin. The really believe him and really wanted to happen anyway. I don't want maximum transparency. Now looking into a deep void of despair about what life will be live for the foreseeable future. This is the time I want him to lie to us. Not before own goods productive lies now. Mister Johnson said that Keeping the reproduction rate down is going to be absolutely vital to our recovery and he means the virus but I think it also serves as a word of warning to his peanuts.
"boris" Discussed on Today in Focus
"And it was such a Shock Jonathan when we got the initial announcement about the prime minister. I mean I like. I'm sure you're just got lots of WHATSAPP messages saying Boris Johnson Exclamation Mark. And as you say then all these other senior figures all isolating. How did they run the country? Well the temptation and I admit that I succumb to we. In the case of Boris Johnson is was to think about him as a guy who often bends the rule to stick to the absolute letter of the law and said my assumption was that he sort of gone into isolation. That's what I assumed that he would be. You know breaking it every now and again and of course in order to run the country. Either the Cabinet Secretary. Poke his head round the door and they would talk to each other instead. The reporting is that actually he did stick to it in. The food was put outside his door and he was truly on his own. He wasn't with these partner. Carry Science in debt. Even the red box was put outside the door and he would have to go and get it but remember at this stage what we also knew about the virus and partly just from our own friends and family was some people really go very mildly. And that you were in isolation because you had to be but you basically felt okay and in that period. He put a video of himself. I folks I want to update you on the latest steps. The government is taking looking behind. Normal hair tousled in his usual way. Shirt tied suits on and he thought okay. This is this will be over in a few days stay at home protect our NHS and save lives. You didn't put out another video message in which he looked a little rougher it has to be said evening. I want to bring you up to date on some of the things. The government is doing something that was new at tie on and Paler and less robust and then the image which really struck me was that one of him of the front door of number ten taking part in that class on Thursday night for NHS workers way he just had the expression. It was the expression that anything of someone who looked very pain. He looked like somebody needs to be resting in bed. But instead of being dragged out I think a lot of people felt great sympathy at that point but will some worry that maybe he was more ill than previously been metal. Interestingly on Thursday when we watch the prime minister clap for the NHS Guardian colleague had a source suggesting that he was very ill and when they put that to advisors they denied it. Although there's also suggestion that by then they were already preparing. A bad isn't Thomas's hospital. Perhaps it was those rumors that lead Boris Johnson to put out a twitter video on Friday to try to prove he was still in charged. We're working the whole time on our program to defeat the virus. You've seen the big announcement yesterday about one hundred thousand tests per we now on Saturday. He spoke to newly elected. Labour leader kissed armor. Then what happened on Sunday? Well someday now. He didn't talk to other colleagues. Because Dominic Robb is now acting in these places said. The last time he spoke to him was on Saturday and that does suggest that if he wasn't able to speak to his nominated. Deputy on Someday things take a turn for the worse again. The official message was still that he's fine and easing good spirits. Just these high temperature but you know everything's wall okay. He's still leading the government and that was the message on the Sunday morning. Talk shows just how ill is the prime minister. He's okay I've been talking to him everyday often several times. A day throughout this Throughout the time that both of us off. And so he's very much got his Hand on the Tiller and most of the focus on the day was on the message to be given a very rare television message. Brokaw's message from the Queen. I'm speaking to you at what I know is an challenging time. It was a very powerful intervention by her which he very pointedly tapped into cooled on really invoked the memory of the war and nineteen forty. We as children's spoke from here at Windsor two children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety today. Once again many will feel a painful sense separation from their loved ones. I mean this very moving final line. Brilliant pieces speechwriting. She said at the end we will meet again. I think there was a sense of reassurance that came from that and yet within the hour that mood if they will also mood of reassurance was broken. Our after the Queen's address it emerged that the prime minister has been admitted to hospital on the advice of his doctors after having continuous symptoms of the corona virus. And so that Ben Ben. People closed out the weekend back in that state of nervous anxiety their nodes jangled By this news. And I think that led to some of that exile that we've been talking about and then coupled with a sense of mistrust is perhaps at its strongest but a worry that the officials Downing Street on not being as candidates they could impact should be about. The Prime Minister's health and that sense did stretch into the next day when Downing Street brief journalists that Boris Johnson was still in charge that he even had his red box in hospitals. He's other comfortable. Nine instant Thomas's he's in good spirits and he's being regularly updated and he still remains in charge of the government leaving many of us wondering why he was still being allowed to work and if they were being totally straight with us a former aide to the prime minister has suggested Downing Street staff were saying what they knew and they would feel as shocked as stunned by what happened next tonight attend the prime minister. Boris Johnson has been taken to intensive care unless he suffers the effects of corona virus. It's ten days since the prime minister tested positive. He was admitted to hospital last night..
"boris" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"I'm Cindy you and I'm joined by Katie Booze and phrase. Elson this evening. The Prime Minister has had to hospital as his career in a virus. Symptoms still have not gone after ten days. Katie would we know about this three? The Prime Minister has gone to hospital. He is staying the overnight but at the moment this is not an emergency visit he is he has gone to hospital and she seek medical advice because he has persistent symptoms so ideas after ten days the gone by now and we understand the classic symptoms of Corona Virus High Fever. The various things like a cough they have not gone. And that's why he's gone and the suggestion so far what we're hearing is this is about a symptons continuing Escalation of those symptoms so for now. The prime minister is allegedly stood control. He is leading and number ten a very clear that that he is not stepping aside jet and letting a de facto deputy step in however it is worth noting that because he is in hospital it will be Dominic Robb leading the morning meeting tomorrow in the place of the prime minister and Dominic Robb as First Secretary of state is the so-called designated survivor so whether Dominic Robb has to officially Stephan this week I think depends a lot on what comes back from this tests but fanatic. Boris Johnson is still the working M. Prime Minister Fraser. How bad is the timing for him to be going to hospital even just for tests the Sunday Times today for example reports of rifts within government between the Treasury and the Department of Health? Do you think it should make too much difference to be honest? I mean we're told he's going in for tests. Nothing more adult doubt. Those tests should delay him more than a day. It's not like he's going to be laid out in hospital for days on end. If what Downing Street tell us is true that he basically just gotTa temperature a temperature which ought to have cleared up by. Now who's going for more tests than this won't make any operational impacts to the way the government's running and they also tell you this. It doesn't really matter if he's hospitalized number ten. You're still going to get these tensions. You still going to get the treasury. Really worried about the escalating cost of look. You're going to get the Department of Health which is worried about what you're actually going to peak in ten days time or not. All of these tensions are going to be there. No matter whether an pours Johnson is in hostile getting tests. Were back behind his desk at number ten now Fraser Utah. Because if Boris Johnson is going to be bouncing back to work after his test in hospital overnight but katy amy. How realistic is that? We need from doctors. Suffice that you should at least be taking out a few days just to recovery from your from illness so right now it seems to me the biggest problem and the biggest obstacle burs. Johnson is not the idea of working remaining. We know that the bulk of government is now working reminds me? There's very few people actually in the dining street building and everyone has AIDS or ministers. We can see the cabinet. Conference coups the recovery so even if it is a case that his symptoms. Don't you know they do not get worse? But they are persistent he potentially just needs a few days to actually not perhaps relaxed but just to try and recover. And I think if you're prime minister and you dealing with quite severe illness in terms of the day-to-day effect is having the I mean. Understand that for example does twitter videos. You've been putting out. It's very much the best of him on a day in between he is. He's not looking good so I think what is very difficult here is. It's very clear. He's incredibly reluctant to step aside. Platt someone else lead even briefly because he wants to show that he is the prime minister of fool this crisis but it might be sensible sanctioning given that the symptoms are so persistent and they are not going away to actually have some sorta time I and take that time to recuperate so I think that is going to be one of the things that his team around him are going to have to think about. But it's quite clear from the prime minister's own personality that they are not going to want to do that I think. Even on doctor's orders they were potentially resist it bit. I think it could be wary. Having given the symptoms just don't seem to be going away also number ten does feel right now but lots of parts of government aren't really quite delivering so that will make him particularly reluctant to hand over the reins because he'll think the various government departments and the bureaucracy needs to be ridden. Pretty hard to get things done Casey. This evening the Queen has given has statement to the country. This is what she had to say. We should take comfort that while we may have more still to enduro better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again but for now I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to all. What did you make the message? I think it's had overwhelmingly positive reaction so far. I think the very fact this is the point at which the Queen has made her address to the nation. We know that she does these things by rally. And I think there's a sense that you should only in a way play this cod at the time and it will be the most effective so I think knowing the in terms of what she was saying about the difficulties that the country has in the weeks to come but also the timing shows. You just how bad I think. The next fortnight is expected to be intense at the death toll in terms of the number of cases. She did try to enter the more uplifting. They're saying we will meet again. And that was a reference to very then. I think it was interesting if you look for her whole speech have we've often had Bruce Johnson talking about how corona viruses requires a wartime effort in terms of the government and the country. I think that was the message to Queen. Who Service Petit across and clearly. Because she's lived free. The second I think had a lot of agency to everyone watching at home for lasting a pretty incredible day of breaking news as well the Scottish chief medical officer Catherine Codeword has stepped down after she was found to be flouting her own social distancing rules for thing he tell us what happened here and you know why she had to step down in the end. Sure Kevin Calderwood's as Scotland's chief medical officer. She has found herself in the political limelight. And one of the things that we've seen in the last two or three weeks what happens to these basic government advisers the medical advisor scientific advisers. Who END UP THE PUBLIC FACE? Who ended up basically thrust into a political now they can use language sometimes like herd immunity which sends a warning message to people that we have to row back on and in her case. She didn't learn the lesson that you have to do what you're telling others to do. So it's pretty difficult for her to say. Stay at home. You have to do this. It saves lives and then to go twice off to her her holiday home in five. It's about an hour north of Edinburgh. Now I have to say that I do feel sorry for her. I mean politicians can of nervous system to work count. Am I going to be folded if I go home? Going are the photographers. It wouldn't adventure to head that this would have been immediate storm. If it had done she wouldn't have done so her expertise is medical from what I can. She's pretty good at the job she now no longer holds so I think it's rather sad way to enter career but then again perhaps it was never Doba if you look at the the form of words they put out. She was saying the first minister and I have a further conversation with evening and we agreed that the justifiable focus on my behavior. Risks Becoming a distraction. That's code I think. The fact Nichola Sturgeon asked her to go though as we were saying earlier on is nice weather right now. The next week's going to be a scorcher is going to be very very difficult for the government. To tell people to stay inside. It will be even harder for the Scottish government to do that if the Scottish medical officer herself was flouting those rules so I think that's why she had to go. It's understandable but I do think it's it's a shame and I do think this through the up some of the problems which we get when in order for the public to trust what the government says you you you put. These medical experts into the limelight and the medical experts do get caught out by traps normally set for politicians. Nick assessments clearly very reluctant to do this. We know that from the fact that after the story imagine the Sun at she stayed in place and then a period of Raleigh strange press conference today. Where quite clearly? The fact the chief medical officer was there following the story. Matt did become the story but you could see efforts around to try and keep a code in place. I think that one of the difficulties is clearly. It was quite hypocritical to suggests that people shouldn't leave their homes and then go to your secondhand several times particularly when I think take the heat at some of the highlands communities the HEBRIDES. There's a real concern impulsive Scotland. The people are going to self isolate and second homes or holiday homes so its very itchy but also bought Nicholas Sturgeon needs and really any leader needs. Is the best possible medical advice. Eight for the coming weeks so I think that this is a loss to government intensive the input in terms of expertise. They bring to the row. But it did become untenable in a in a public facing rope. I still don't think it's a clear win. Having gone the other difficult thing about it was the fact that she had a second home in the first place. Now one of the things about this lockdown is that it's actually not that bad if you're lucky enough to have a big house with a garden is not that bad if you're able to do your jaw from home a lot of people aren't if you if you just lost your job if you live in a small council flat as many people are doing right now in London. It is very difficult to stay inside especially when it's very warm outside and I think there is beginning to be an increasing sense of awareness that this lockdown is affecting and rich and the poor in very very different ways so those are the second home and can go there and it's not entirely rational but it would want to go there. They're going to be locked down. There are not gonNA have it too bad and I think this will become greater area of sensitivity for the government's just the way which this log dentist having such an unequal effect even though as being applied to the whole country and perhaps Nicholas surgeon saw problems about people with second homes coming down the line and wanted to move to draw a line under this tonight phasing Katie. Thanks very much and do join us for our next episode where we'll be catching up on the rest of the news from the weekend including labels new shadow cabinet. Thanks for listening..
"boris" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"A little bit does relate back to the sacred war which firmly crumble during the election. The Labor Hartland have ten blue. How'd you actually just make? That would change color completely by the time the next election. I think that one of the things when Boris Johnson speak to us about the spending spending rose. Was this idea that the treasury to focused short-term game so the fact that if you invest in areas in the work better because you could see the economic case and it's moving away from that James One of the areas where we are expecting to see this renewed focus on keeping these Labor voters who in the Tories mind many number ten subdued. The votes is going to see every need attempt to reform Whitehall. And I think several strands and we're going to touch on a blog post stat. Some listeners may already read shortly but one of the things. We are expecting a big reshuffle. which is going to be correspond with a shake of Whitehall departments just before the Christmas break resource factor? She makes people stayed in place in the cabinet. But what are we expecting to happen in February. We're expecting a UPI Grecia. Now remember that when Boris Johnson. I became prime minister. He dispensed with foam more ministers cabinet ministers from the May government than happy and expected. It was it took everyone by surprise. By how sweeping it was I think the feary the thinking is that this February shuffle looks like being Pretty Sweeping Ping again. Remember Boris Johnson. At the moment he's not beholden to any one faction in the cabinet which gives him a or in the parliamentary party which gives them the loss of license about what he does in terms of. Ministerial appointments I always say think that they have had an the wheel enough. How little was done in the post? uh-huh selection reshuffle of Nikki. Mugabe NASA stay on as Culture Secretary for a few more weeks suggests that the reshuffle coming is bigger because was essentially said is. We're going to leaving so many pieces around the board come February we really that one day once GonNa make any of our moves now. It was striking during the election campaign. How much the Boris Johnson show? It was on the Tories. I mean there were only a handful. All the cabinet ministers who whoever really made public appearances I would expect the returned anymore which I think will be a sawing varies a way back on the Boris Johnson that he is prepared to bring people back who clashed with in the past? I I think that Brandon Lewis the security minister who is quite prominent in the election campaign can expect a bigger role but I think also I think it would be slightly willingly nervous about as one of his cabinet ministers who is seen as having underperformed over the past few months. Can you name names James. I think Theresa Videos Videos Environment Secretaries is probably an on on a slightly sticky wicket in the year. She's not exactly made waves in that department. I who saving having that one of the things to watch out for his. I think Boris Yeltsin is very keen. Cabinet ministers go on for as long as they have previously and so I think people who speak it often cabinet all probably saw vulnerable to. Yeah I think if he just even look at the figures number ten very keen to onto our during that election and I didn't I was elected the people I trust the most Rashidi necklaces rally off the television. In comparison to Bruce Johnson and jenrette uncouth disseminate. Think at least hold a light on the airwaves. Dominic Robb is some and they've trusted for some time. These could move but there was a sense that and I think finding Michael gave is very clearly someone that number ten relying quite heavily which is way. Look a hairdresser in cabinet. James I if he gets the The value of contribution I think if he's there was a famous can cabinet conference caller brexit strategy. When it was quite clear to you most people at Brussels just wanted to get off the phone and a succession of cabinet ministers could have lined up to say to the province of Winstons? Know How much he had their support as he undertook undertook this difficult tricky negotiation. It was quite clear on Sunday. And it's quite clear. He just wants to get back to do whatever he was doing. So no is is an element. I think he's also telling what media people would chose were off to do and I think that they if all the run INS I also Michael. Oh go ahead in the polls I think that relationship I. It's never going to go back to where it was preaching two thousand sixteen but I think he's he's. He's as close to to be repaired as it is possible to be now. Another element. NECE is we expect to have a slimmed-down cabinet was some new faces and many faces leaving but there's also a plan to try and reform the civil service and the public sector free that we have been treated to a blog. Post over the Christmas season from. I'm Dominic Cummings Boris Johnson senior aide. That's available to read on the Coffee House website as well as his personal blog depending on your preference and in it he said the number ten a hiring and several categories for data driven rose to being simply being cummings assistant moving onto communications patients along with the various things. You'd eat lead for each row. Now there's been some amusement from the Java on social media and elsewhere part heart I think due to the various reference to characters novels when it comes to whether it'd be good and also the warning and some of these jobs will ruin your love life so you better not how it was the story. Fraser what did he take from that block paced. It's what like lots of people. I was nodding along when fervent agreement with lots of some of that I did think was a bit much Shamin. Let's see what is fundamentally Ryan saying there are. Some jobs are so important that you ought not really to expect of a work life balance. If you're giving your life to the country of really important government rule like that you should for the length of time you're doing it should be and the most important thing that you do. You shouldn't be expecting to have much of a social life in the evenings remains to be seen gene in West Wing actually when Liam Gary's wife was complaining job-seeking is told her marriage and you. Sing job isn't more important than your marriage and Leah replied to her actually is. I'm chief of staff of the President for the duration of time. Doing this job is more important than my marriage and I think that that deserves to be said. Sometimes there are some jobs that do require a everything and I think rather than Poopie will off it with intriguing. Lots of people that stuff such unappealing job description saying if you didn't fit in our been used in two weeks as one of the things he says and he was going to leave a well-paid job outside government. I for something like that but then again it sounds crazy. Razia think he's going to be inundated with applications. I also think these rights and saying there is there far too. Many people like me in other words people with arts degrees who don't really have any sort of scientific method mathematical training who put in charge of government policy where the skill which you've really got to Blang on pretending ending you know but something when in fact you don't. This is the quintessential sort of arts graduate stroup. PP Skill Dominic Cummings had enough of it. Even though he's an arts graduate graduate from oxbridge himself. He wants people with them in a more sign more scientific background. I think he's wrong to say that we should be looking at people straight straight from university or a very unique. We do our spectator recruitments. We set a very difficult anais together. A few people did get in touch to say that they read dominant Cummings blog post. They had a slight feeding of nope have stage. Iv but it boosts some resemblance to spectator in in ten applications. He says something that we say. which is that of your character and your obscene temperament will trump experience or seniority? The right if you love the job and you've got an ability for it shouldn't matter too much where you're from which also my opinion. It shouldn't matter what your degrees in there shouldn't matter. Ah Agr when we do our internships we get people one of the most successful interns cath enforced. It was a forty eight year old mother three and without any of them the scientific degrees behind her so if I were Dominic Cummings there'd be a bit more open-minded than where you might find exceptional talent. I also set napster test relief. Because he's GonNa get soon he will eat the house. You're going to sift them out. It will be the quality of her letter and I suspect that arts graduates will be best at writing the persuasive letter anyway but fundamentally it shows as importantly as you said in your blog about Katie it shows. He's thinking outside. The box intends to recruit outside just to government the meth the very fact that he's recruiting for number ten on this sort of personal blog in this very personal very don. Cummings way m shows that this government. We're going to do an act and speak very very differently to what we're used to and James just on that one of the things I was struck in that block was aligned where dominant comes to Saint Park. The reason season they can do various stages of change in plans that they have is because they ultra-mini as a government majority of eighty had the space and time to make some changes change that. Perhaps we'll be unpopular but this time to put them in place and improved from that. So I suppose for these people. Who've suggesting that now we had a majority government things things quite get could potentially get quite boring? Perhaps this podcast but have less to talk about it. If if his suggest the opposite one prediction of total and confidence about this year in politics is that it won't be dull. I mean I was speculation about dominic. Cummings leaving was Rav off-beam because this is is a guy he's been a long time thinking about how the pretty stage Ron how it should work you. He's not gonNA pass up a chance to to try and persuade. Boris was Johnson to to implement that vision. The thing life will really not up as but this is sensible in the has been in some quite big profound developments in the way that the in intellectual fort in the last decade or so and that is not really reflected acted in Whitehall. I suppose the nearest you get to. It is the kind of nudge unit in the Cabinet Office. On the success of of making the workplace pension. OPT OUT RAV THAN OPT in. So they're definitely definitely things that can be alert aunt there. I would add one those those someone else. He's very influential. Remember the boys Donaldson Team and they were saying. The Labour leadership contest will have a big impact on this government than people realize. Because there's no doubt the doubts about Jeremy Corbyn basically kept label. Vote down at the general election year. Corbin was one of the big drags on Labor support if Labor could find a new data who didn't act the drive on that support and labor went ahead in the polls but would be a very different atmosphere to operate in for this governor than than is currently there are lots of new pieces Paulin and one thing about new pieces but yet very jumpy about the opinion polls when you go for a period of being behind joined so I think the Labor leaders washy have quite an impact on how radical was government..
"boris" Discussed on The Daily
"It's Thursday December twelfth so mark. You've been traveling around the UK in the days leading up to this general election. What is the feeling there well? It's Kinda strange Michael because on the one hand. This is a monumentally tilly. Important election for the British people and it was called in a very dramatic way back in late October by Boris Johnson. Yet as the election election has unfolded over the last six weeks. It's felt oddly anti-climactic. I think some of this has to do with the time of the year. It gets dark really early in Britain at this time of the year. The weather's also cold and I think more importantly the British people are really in the mood for Christmas. Christmases is just a huge holiday in this country and so I think for that reason rather than generating the kind of excitement which sort of leads to a peak the way it would in an American Eric election you sort of have a kind of a surly electorate. That feels like they're being forced to think about these serious issues at a time when they ought to be decorating reading their tree and going to their kids. Christmas play right. Nothing says Christmas like a general election indeed and in fact even from a logistical point of view. It's is potentially problematic because some of the polling places that you would normally used in a general election are being reserved for Christmas parties heavily seventy exhibits plays concerts so even from a purely practical point of view is not the best time of the year to hold an election. But you said that this is in fact a monumental election so explain why that is. This is an election. Correct me if I'm wrong for prime minister. It is not a vote for brexit right. Well it isn't technically a vote for against Brexit but in a way it's a proxy for that vote and to understand. Stand that you need to go back to win. Boris Johnson. Call this election and why he called it Mr Speaker. I want to begin by echoing in what you just said. My gratitude to all members of the House for Assembly on a Saturday for the first time in thirty seven years back back in September and October. After Boris Johnson had been elected prime minister by his own party. Not by the general public. He came in and he tried very aggressively Sibley to push through a plan to get brexit done to get written out of the European Union. Deal the CAN heal this country and allow us all to express our legitimate desire for the deepest possible friendship and partnership with our neighbors and deal that also allows us to believe in and also once again as an open generous global outward-looking free trading United Kingdom is the prospect. The problem is is. He didn't have a working majority so every time he tried to do this. He was stymied both by the opposition and by breakaway members of his own. Conservative Party. Party is to the right. Three hundred eight the nose to the left three hundred and twenty two and so he decided sided at the end of October to force through a general election to throw this back to the British people on the calculation that if they gave him a solid majority he you would then have a free hand to deliver brexit. I don't want an anti election and no one wants to have an election in December. But we've got to the stage where we have no choice so while it is in fact an election for control of the parliament it is at some very fundamental level. A vote for or against Boris. Johnson's Brexit's I'm going to campaign across the whole country. Let's get brexit. Gets it done and unleash the potential of the whole United Kingdom some work. How is forced selling this election kind of desperate hail? Mary play of an election to the voters. What is he saying? How is he talking about it? Well he selling it with three words gaps brexit. Is it done It's an incredibly simple single-minded narrow message it says to the British voters you guys are sick can tired of hearing about this. We're sick and tired of debating. It I am the leader who will get brexit done. So Britain can move onto whatever its next next chapter is get done and we can restore confidence and certainty to business undefined. Get Brits an extremely a simple message. It's one that he's hammered away at every single day this election almost to the exclusion of any other topic get brexit done. We can focus hearts and our minds on the priorities of the British people..
"boris" Discussed on Post Reports
"The Center for American Progress Action Fund district productive and protect the investigation in season to the acid explains how trump is trying to use the government of Ukraine to help him win in twenty twenty. Download the APP today from the newsroom. The Washington imposed at the Washington. POST THIS CLEVELAND TO WATCH ELLEN NAKASHIMA with Washington this is post I reports Martine powers. It's Thursday December fifth today. Britain's Britain's upcoming election. The price of wrongful imprisonment into the house precedes with articles of impeachment. The Brits actually don't like having elections every every year but the frequency collections in the last couple of David Cameron left Theresa May came and Theresa May than stage election. They kicked Theresa may out. Boris comes in and Boris and parliament in parliament ends itself. Then they go to another election so it would be fair to say. They're tired of elections as they're tired of Brexit but they're tough people and they are. They're going to go for one more more. This is William. He is the Post Bureau chief in London where people are headed to the polls next Thursday to vote for their new government. There's a general election happening now a snap election because and the parliament a couldn't get anywhere with anything because Boris and lost his majority in parliament. So they had a hung. Parliament is stuck parliament and so the various sides fought but they decided to shut down parliament and go to early elections. So that's why we have a general election now so who is running in this election. Boris Johnson Johnson and the Conservative Party is running. His main opponent. Is Jeremy Corbyn and the Labor Party and they are in. I guess you'd call it second place. And then there's some other independence and the Liberal Democrats and some other folks but it's really it's become more and more each week a head to head a Boris Johnson v Jeremy Corbyn Conservatives versus Labor and. Is there a real possibility that Boris Johnson won't win well. Jeremy Corbyn thinks this and his Labor activists hope I think this it looked like more of a possibility before the election started right now. It's pretty much looking like Boris Johnson's race to lose though the big question here his whether he takes a big majority and he can really run the government or whether they stumble and they have a hung parliament or just a little. squeaky small razor thin majority in parliament which wouldn't be good for him. It makes governments unstable so clearly prime minister. Boris Johnson has been a very polarizing zing. Figure I think a lot of people really love him because they love his candor and the way that he's outspoken and can kind of be performer and also his hair but a lot of people don't like him because they think that he's maybe not a responsible prime minister or not a rigorous thinker. An actual person who can get things done so. I'm wondering for Jeremy Corbyn his biggest opponent. What is his kind of character on the political stage? Well well Jeremy Corbyn has been demonized for years by the sort of pro conservative though the right wing press the tabloids as kind of Comrade Corbin Wild Loonie far lefty Trotskyite And and Corbin is fed that furnace by by appearing on you know Iranian TV and supporting Moss and all these other things so so to kind of affair hit so he's seen as not a leftist but more of a communist by the people who don't like him and that's the rap on Corbin even though the ideas he promotes are very popular. And when you watch him speak he's very grandfatherly. It is nice seventy year old guy who rides his bicycle and prefers to eat vegetarian meals. He's he's a little bland nice fellow so the more Lor Corbin campaigns the more people usually tend to like him but he's but he's kind of demonized and the press series not well liked by the British media. So what are the key issues. That people are going to be voting on as they come into this election. Well Boris Boris. Johnson's big thing is his slogan is Brexit it done and unleash the potential of the whole United Kingdom. And if that sounds like a tooth extraction or an uncomfortable a a probe exactly right and that's how I think how voters see it here we can leave the EU one UK whole and entire and perfect as we promised on day one of the new parliament in December. We will start getting our deal through so we can get brexit done in January and unleashed this country's potential. I hope very much that you support us. He's very focused on a get this thing don on and once we get it done we will unleash the genius of the British people in the economy and will soar to to great heights. The Conservative Party here is often blamed Labor for saying well. They're spend too much money in their tax and spenders but Boris Johnson himself. It's now found the magic agile money tree last election. We were told by your predecessor. Mr Johnson there was no magic money tree. Have you found a magic money tree Mister Johnson and have you found impose northern one of them. Mr cogan breaking mummy forest it and is promising all sorts of things for infrastructure police and hospitals. But if Jeremy Corbyn were to win what is his his stance on Brexit like is he running on. Never mind we're just not going to have brexit anymore or what. What does he say that he has? He say that he'll navigate brexit if if he were to become prime minister. Okay so I'm going to dodge that question for one second just to explain what would corbin with Jeremy Corbyn and would like to do through his manifesto was the party would like to do is a pretty radical transformation of the British economy. No one can deny the thirst for a real change in Britain. I believe that was the driving force behind the referendum. Vote in two thousand and sixteen. He wants to re-nationalized nationalized mail. Rail Water Electricity Give Free Internet. Everybody and spend lots of money on on people and put the workers more in charge. Okay okay so that would be a big change. And that's what he's selling in an election offering a once in a generation chance for real change we we can end privatization rescue on National Health Service. We can get brexit sorted and bring our country together. Ah we can tackle the climate emergency that threatens us all and we can rewrite the rules of our economy to work for the many not the few okay now to the boring bit okay. So if Jeremy Corbyn and labor wins Brexit. What they've said is they will go quick as a bunny honey over to Brussels and they will renegotiate the withdrawal agreement? They re-negotiate the brexit deal with the wily Europeans. They will give the Europeans more or what they want. The would boris gave them and then they will come back to Britain with that deal within three months and they will have a second referendum where the poor British voters will have to decide. Whether they like Jeremy Corbyn Corbin's Brexit deal or they think now I don't know what this his fever dream was over the last four years. Let's just stay in Europe. That sounds great to me. which feasible anything's feasible? Here that could actually if if Labor won which I don't think they will. I mean that could happen. They would negotiate a very soft brexit. Come back they'd offered the two and it's possible that Brits would stand up and vote and say it's forget it we just want to stay so then is this basically just a brexit election or are there also other things that people are thinking about in voting on us. We're going into this excellent question because it's not really a brexit election saw Johnson would like it to be just a Brexit Alexa. Unlike let's get it done. Let's get the tooth extracted. But there's lots of discussion about what they WanNa do with their very beloved National Health Service and what they want to do with the public investment investment and ownership where the country should be going after. This boring bit is over so it is kind of about other things and the third parties are certainly stressing that they're saying that enough with brexit. Let's move onto all this other stuff like like climate in the overheating of the planet. In in how are kids are educated and all these other things and and there's pent up desire for heard talks about that they have this other thing in the way. The B word of maternal work themselves through that one bell. Thank you so much anytime I love doing blame booth. Is the London bureau.
"boris" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Hello and welcome to coffee. Shot spectators daily in these days. David unto two weeks weeks now until polling day and the Tories are still in the lead and people this week which got Westminster. Very excited suggested the Tories had there been an election this this week. We've won a majority in the region of sixty eight however as phrases hasn't as Telegraph column as we discuss on this podcast. There was still plenty of time for the Tories to blow it and there are some early signs as if you look at the days ahead that there are some obstacles they are going to have to and we will now go free. There's various ones but I think to begin with. That's just took fast about Bruce. Johnson and television appearances and scrutiny. Now openly on Thursday night we had a situation from abortions did not do the channel climate leaders debate instead. The Tories did organize a stunt of the rain. which went some way too distracting from this by sending Michael Grove data trying to get onto the stage not being allowed to do so and now there's another on about whether or not? Boris Johnson is going to face Andrew. Neil in the one to one lead interviews interviews every other mainly has agreed to this. And there's some talk that Berge can be bought from gay on the Angie safer until he agrees to this phrase raise. It has a slight with a twenty seventeen. Doesn't it in terms of Theresa. May's reluctance to go on. Various stages do set piece events. Boris Johnson's since allies would say we'll actually know how many things he's done already but if you take them in succession is not the best. Look no it's notes. I mean I do understand logic nick for a prime minister not doing these debates they tend to benefit the Challenger and the prime minister is ahead in the polls he would say look. What do I have to gain by stepping into this arena arena? I can also understand the logic saying look you journalist. You just want these debates for your own entertainment in your TV ratings. It's not to do with democracy. He is just all about you but the thing is we are. We are with these campaigns. The leadership debates have become a fairly big staple elections now over the course of his decades since David Cameron introduced them ten years ago. No so far. We've seen leaders debates. I haven't been that eliminating but we had the one to one interview and Renew Jeremy Corbyn Andrew Nicholas Sturgeon that were lot more illuminating allowed for follow up questions wherever leaders will through through the mincer. And it's always interesting to see how they fare. It looks a little bit cowardly. I'm afraid to save for Boris Johnson. To say okay let Corbin go through that Minster. Let Nicholas George. But I am not going to do. It's because I just didn't fancy it and the risk is that it can lead to the impression that you're taking the election victory for granted that you are adopting a safety first strategy and that you don't really think you've got to go out there to earn the votes of the people who are thinking thinking of you to support. IMA general election. The risk is that could backfire embarrassed that he looks lazy for looks complacent and he looks as if he's afraid of offer scrutiny. Rivals subjected themselves to James During the leadership contest. Boris Johnson did have a one on one interview. Angie Neal he still became came leader at Torrey Party and prime minister. So what's the difference in approach here. I think he was scheduled quite late in the process off. Most of the post-war it's out but I think he should do the interview for the simple reason this which is both Jeremy Corbyn and Nicholas Sturgeon had a tough time holding tweet but it was much less bound for Nicholas version than it was Jeremy Corbyn cushy made not perfect but much better fister defending her position and and then he wanted to be promised with United Kingdom. You'll be confident that you can get a half an hour interview defending you'll positions on a whole series issues. I mean these half an now in twos expose in a way. Were leaders debate. Don't because they allow forensic follow ups is weakness in position. You couldn't watch the android into into Nicholas Sturgeon and not. Come away from it thinking the S&P don't really have a proper answer to for currency question. You can watch animals into Jeremy Kuban. No come away the whole series the Ford about the fact that Germany doesn't seem to realize that government bonds government debt. But he seems deeply confused about what he would do a situation where you can take out what you could potentially take out the leader of terrorist groups such as Islamic state and that he he doesn't point you obviously doesn't really realize the scale and the gravity of the problem that we talked about Anti Semitism awesome. News is how the Rings not apologize but he denied that the problem has got worse since he became leader. I think Boris Johnson should be confident that he he is standing on a decent decent a pretty decent perspectives to become prime minister. And the only thing you can defend that perspectives in a half an hour or two and tonight we will not be seeing Boris Johnson on our television screens either but this is a preplanned non-attendance in the BBC's multi-party debate and you pay labour and the Tories sending on representatives who you need the Kuban Johnson's. Rebecca Long Baby Food Labor anniversary soon. ACT The conservatives James because leaders are not involved in this it does feel as though this is is perhaps less high stakes but you think there is still important in a debate like this for the Tories and is holding the line. There are so many parties in this he did in. The sense is going to be difficult for anyone to really is home to win a seven way debate similar similarly if we the other night the the Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn it was quite scrappy because of the format. I mean this is going to be even crappier because you're going to have seven people trying to speak up and make their case that points. I think the a big event is that is this time next week when we have the final. Boris Johnson. Jeremy Corbyn head to head debate on the BBC of the remaining TV debate as indefeasibly. Yeah that is the big the big moment say phrase of what else can go wrong. In the time we have left because he looked that Emma peephole this week yes yes. The Tories strategy in the mountains north seems to be paying off in winning some of these seats but the fractions at tiny as you look at some of these percentages one percent hair in that could really change a labor. She GonNa take these seats now. Professor Joan Curtis is that he thinks Arizona and is chance at being at Labor majority. But that's not talking about a Labor minority government propped up by SMP. Well it's funny. How often near zero percent? Chances Come true. I remember in twenty 2016 Princeton University. This model which is had predicted the two thousand twelve. US presidential election correctly and therefore there was a one percent chance of Donald Trump winning which he did Vernon Twenty fifteen. You had populous. Who came along with with what? They called the predictor. Not just an opinion pollster. They said it was lots of socio. Economic mkx data plugged into it. And they calculate your abilities to a fraction of a decimal point so you would have said zero point. Five percent chance of David Ever Cameron winning a majority a couple of weeks later. And that's exactly what he did so I think we ought to remember that opinion. Pollsters are still trying to adjust adjust to the new voting patterns were seeing on both sides of the Atlantic and until they get at least two elections right. I think we should all be rather cautious about their claims to have invented new technology. That can get the next election right and in fact during the seven days it took you. You got to do this. Pools the Tory lead went down by. I think sixteen seats. They had to knock off until they got to sixty eight. It doesn't take that much more of this trend continuing for the Tour de Majority to evaporate and slip through the prime minister's fingers quite quickly Jamison in response to this. What do you think the Conservative's strategy for the final part of the campaign is going to be doubling down or is it trying to actually change the pivot or pivoting different approach? Anything's everything's trying to make sure people too so I mean the first bit of us. Russia is desperate attempt to get Donald Trump. Not to say anything on his visit. Here today are very telling the boy shorts in this morning was basically saying to Donald Trump. Please stay out of our election. Remember how Barack Obama's intervention in two thousand sixteen referendum campaign backfire. I mean this was very public. Diplomacy please please. Don't say anything I I mean to feed them. We noticed that he was developing campaign cold. which could be the best defense given trump's Germanophobia against trump trying to get too close to the NATO summit offering the Tory message? The campaign is going to be we've gotTA GET Brexit. Don's country can move forward. That was a female surprising. Exactly the vows the theme of their press conference today and also it's going to be very like two thousand fifteen and this is where the you Goalpara. It provides them a problem which is going to be. It's I've Ashura hung parliament and if it's a hung parliament it's going to be the scholars nationalist calling the shots. Do you want that. I think we're GONNA see those. These two messages driven home relentlessly in the final week get brexit. Done is enough though. I mean sure that we never the BREXIT party voters. But what if they've really squeeze he's as much as they're going to add to that particular action and that right now as twenty seventeen people were thinking of domestic questions and finding which recent of much to say because I think they have have a decent argument but if next year is about another referendum. You won't get. I mean the twenty messages at its strongest when it's get brexit done so we can do X. Files Not oh hearing much of excellent point manifesto and say will would all you panting Steve because it has been but I've asked remarkable for its lack of ambition in many areas. Though I think the reason the manifest they seem so ambitious is exam done quite a lot in the first hundred days on an H.. Schools funding all. Those things. I think is interesting is wealth remembering how how the narrative changes which is a few weeks ago. Everyone was talking about. How can a fiscally reckless the Tories were? We've always big spending commitments now. Everyone's run saint by very ambitious in porn is because Labor's commitments all so bold so out there. Everything else pales in comparison Fraser. Razer is one potential issue. There isn't that because yes the narratives changed if the touristic more steak. Describe one of the things that leave every tapped into the referendum. Was this this idea of change and if the to restart look like perhaps not to us twenty seventeen the stable choice. That isn't necessarily going to get your high turn of non natives. People who don't know mediate t gallon. Vote for the Conservative Party. Your remember Lynton crosby saying in the two thousand fifteen campaign with the Tories triumphed..
"boris" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Unwelcomed coffee house shows spectator data staley politics podcast i'm cindy and i'm joined by katie booze and fell hartman say boris johnson today went to yorkshire to launch a new police recruitment the drive in a thinly-veiled launch of his election campaign as well. How did that speech wakefield go. I don't think it was particularly good speech. It wasn't helped by the fact that he chose to give it overseas kademi anti had mold a dozen offices standing up behind hind him which looks like he thought he was in the middle of a coup. It's the sort of thing you expect in a country where the general has just come out of the government the buildings to announce that he's in charge so so that was quite odd and then i noticed during the speech that a couple of the police officers behind it. We're starting outing took a bit queasy. They're standing in glaring sunlight and they've been waiting for waiting for half an hour before he came out to speak <hes> <hes> and say well out for more than an hour standing straight up and towards the end one of them had to sit down apparently taken ill which also you didn't help <hes> now. These things do happen us. Soldiers faint regulate trooping if the caller and so on is is just that that can just be one of those things about these ceremonial occasions ages but it was uncomfortable because it was a highly political speech in front of the police and it just didn't we took a lot in westminster by optics and very sadly we never have a main the ones behind the ball always mean how a speech looks to people at home watching on the television it just didn't look quite right and then it was made worse by the fact that i didn't structure the speech sort of rambled from talking about public spending priorities to whether needed to be an election to have thing was jeremy corbyn vote and in the middle break the speech up by trying to recite the script of the police coercion that they use when they're interviewing someone and he couldn't remember w._b._z.'s <unk> classic boris johnson active. He pretends to not know what he's doing doing. When actually he's planning this out ahead of time whatever it was whether it was hayme trying to show that he'll just did the place or him trying to be funny. It didn't work look just looked weird and shambolic from a man who is prime minister prime minister's do tend to grow in star two and they come into the job and he was she seeking to be reelected so he can finish off the incredibly difficult job of the brexit negotiations so today has been a bad dave him as we discussed earlier put costs because his brother has has quit but he hasn't made it any better himself either and i watch the six o'clock news this evening and the opening scenes on that were are not good and this is one of the news programs that team boys particularly focused on they don't care about the same program they do care about regional programs and the six six and the ten as they call them and the opening scenes were boris johnson being barracked in <hes>. I think it was molly at the time and then he went onto wakefield gave his speech. It was a mantra why you up here leads. You should be silting out brexit's. He was just took bumbling along. That's not what you want on your key news program <hes> <hes> k._t. But one newsline that might come out from this is that boris johnson said he'd rather die in a ditch and seek a brexit extension. Do you sort of stuff that would cut through the bubble. Who was it weren't actually make voters think actually this is pretty determined for him. I think it's quite clear that first johnson is doing everything can trying to pitch himself has strong brexit in many ways i think because he actually is is quite that that is his defining principle in government so far is and i think diana dish is in keeping with that i i think it phrase they've been a few interesting potential consequences on that so as we spoke about earlier today when you're looking about how you might bring about an addy election if burst onto is denied that charts on monday and now we know he will try and bring about an election a second time under the fixed parliament act if joe becker lies if tape play along with that he could find himself in a situation where he is stock omay stern number ten and try and fool into requests today what he said said today. I think when you're ready. I think it reinforces that point that this is a prime minister who onto nossa comes dances planning to ask for today and their food who what's he gonna do and again i keep hearing more and more people suggesting that if lease avenues don't look at the various ones on a one bill you know one line bill the fixed part of an act bring your confidence in your own government a all that doesn't work perhaps he would d- what you would expect permanence dear resign because that would mean that it would let me let me onto some of that journey kuban to do it. I would say on this speech. I mean as ever in the i pay <unk> as mentioned this is the media strategy is all about the evening bulletins and that's the big shift that they've done. A dating is great. We've had the new so safer up. I do think the optics if there are stills for example the limit he's fainted the optics of boris johnson sit in front of lots the police officers. I think something that number ten obviously planned. It's consistent with their messaging so i still think he might be able to get something from this. Even though many ways was was the slightly disastrous and shambolic speech because they want to see him as tough on crime as possible at number hanan the government election. You can't be too you on the right on. Crime is actually the one thing where the public would be with years and i think this is adding into the image that the conservatives the the part that's tough on north dakota and in other news today northern ireland minister nick hurd has announced that he will not be standing at the next election. I mean this is one more person. The one nation caucus that brush wanna blast. Yes and perhaps some people around boris johnson say well that was easier than some of the seconds. We've we've had to do earlier in the week and we can continue reshaping the party in the image that we want often having this decades-long split third year it but it is still did it does still coast breezing within the past even the one nation caucus on not where boris johnson is currently positioned that they are that he took quite some effort in pitching to and <hes> and and he's clearly he's clearly lost their support. You know they've they've been very robust stone the treatment of their colleagues who was he lost the whip this week one of the questions which is i think is going to be asked more more loudly over the next few days running into the sunday. Newspapers is how the one a nation cabinet ministers coping with all of this amber routes nicky morgan robert buckland a some of that could exceed them as valuable will people in government who are stopping borstal pulling things to fall to one slide at the party but so far they made much progress on on doing that and amber rods interview with katie earlier this week we oversee notable for the way that she stood up to to boris johnson. She appears to be being ignored. What points to those figures say i've had enough or are they going to keep trying lying to give the impression that they are doing something behind closed doors in cabinet meetings to stop it from being more in the eyes of their colleagues more extreme and katie having spoken to murad earlier this week i mean what do you think figures like nike morgan audience bruce johnson government now. Do you think that they're questioning their role. Oh might we see your resignations in the next week. I think in timing to plug the philpot costs tomorrow. I in my conversation of amber rudd. She was defending her decision to you seven abortions and government and she said that ultimately she gets criticism from both sides of the spectrum from brexit is don't think she's a proper brexit and from those who think that she sold out that she was careerist by sticking in the cabinet but she made the point that actually she she is summoned. Here's a party person. She's tried most avenues. She's exposed as many avenues you can to to brexit deal to resumes plan speaking to labor as she pits her trust and burst johnson as the passenger to do that. I think that there is still a willingness among some of these one nation conservatives to try and get boris johnson even in a place where he can try to renegotiate a deal and as to a minister today he i think fools into that same listen i i get the sense that people want to stay and fight and you have figures like david google can some the tory rebels a technically saying well the fighting and had the whip withdrawn but i think that there are some we went to actually stay in the party and have that fight rather than fights about whether or not they can stand at the next election. I think the one nation caucus i mean chad the one of the one nation caucus leadership hustings and he looked all this years ago long time ago when they're trying to find a leader he would represent their values. I'm not sure if it's exactly going as they had hoped but he if i look at the key players in that group a lot of those employees are either not stat seeking reelection will they have had the whip for me so i. I think that it's a from speaking to a politician today who is in that group and still consecutive m._p. They said is they think is more important than ever to have the one nation group in the conservative party because they need to fight for values louder so i don't use people walking away from jobs. It's been a very unpredictable week by do you think you will see people speaking up for their values louder and louder casey and as well thanks so much and you can subscribe to this podcast the or the usual routes and have you heard that katy talk to amber route earlier this week that is on our women with podcast. That's going to come out tomorrow. Say spectator needed care for slash boss. Find it on spectator radio. Thanks for listening and join us again tomorrow..
"boris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"What is this is objective excellent questions so on the first question of whether or not the government would last there is some grounds to eh to argue that in the sense that the one thing that conservatives are united in is their dislike of jeremy corbyn. The self proclaimed socialist leader of the the labor party. There was a poll a couple of weeks ago of conservative members who supported brexit asking them what they would be prepared to give up to deliver on brexit they would be prepared to lose northern within ireland to reunify with ireland would be prepared to see scotland go independent but the one thing that scared them was the prospect of a labour government so one question if you had a vote of no confidence comfidence is whether all of these conservative members whose party just got hammered local elections european parliament elections probably would not do well in general elections themselves it can swallow their fear about a no deal brexit and hang in there with with boris on the question of his goal boris has been saying repeatedly that do or die the u._k. Is going to leave the e._u. By october thirty first his government has authorized an additional two billion pounds in contingency contingency planning for a no deal brexit. He has a large war cabinet that is setup including officials that were advocates of the leave campaign with him. In two thousand sixteen that are very focused on preparing for a no deal brexit <hes> interestingly he has also said the odds of aid no deal brexit are are one in a million <hes> which raises the question of why he is spending all this tax payer money and how he thinks he's going to get a deal given his red lines going into the negotiations <hes> so there is is one question <hes> which is essentially that we're playing a game of chicken right now between the u._k. And the e._u. and i think the u._k. Or at least boris johnson fears that the irish irish the e you are going to be so scared about the prospect of a no deal brexit that they're going to be prepared to cave on their red lines put pressure on ireland and do something to deal with the backstop the e._u. Line is that there's no incentive for them to make concessions right now. Get all this churn and politics. The irish are very committed into this idea of preserving the border although they will be in the unique situation of pushing hard for an insurance policy to guarantee something that might end up happening if the brits reject jacked the insurance policy now if you do have a no deal brexit the thing that's going to be very difficult for boris is you're going to need to negotiate some sort of future relationship relationship with the e._u. And the e._u. has said that their pre-conditions for negotiations on the future after a no deal brexit are that the brits deal with the situation in northern ireland they pay their outstanding bills and they deal with the rights of e._u. Citizens living in the u._k. So from the us perspective boris is going to have to deal with the set set of issues either now in advance of a no deal brexit or immediately after no deal brexit the e._u.'s perspective is that it's going to be so catastrophic in chaotic like for boris that he's going to have to cave on all of these issues and come back to them begging for resolution to these things to negotiate a future relationship so dumb question jenin but i wonder if part of what's driving boris johnson here is a delusional sense of who blinks in the game of chicken so i look at this situation and i say a new deal brexit is is a royal pain in the ass and very embarrassing for the e u but it is potentially catastrophic for the u._k. And and i don't understand why boris johnson would look at that situation and think that people in brussels are suddenly quaking at the at the prospect that he might you know pull a forty five out of his pocket and shoot himself in the head. Is there some sort of damocles. I use that is hanging over brussels that is not hanging over boris johnson himself were or is this or is this a situation situation in which he's standing under a giant sword and they're standing under the toothpick of damocles and he's like threatening them <hes>..
"boris" Discussed on Worldly
"This is ridiculous. It's never gonNA pass and he kind of assumed that a lot of his political allies would get onboard and Boris Johnson again as the then former mayor of London and a member of parliament element was seen as one of the most prominent conservative politicians at the time so him getting on board with remain would give it a huge boost and so there was this sort of dramatic will-he-won`t-he playing out in public view and eventually I believe in February twenty two thousand sixteen Boris Johnson came out and said guess what I believe the U._K.. Should leave the European Union and he kind of catapulted to be the head of <hes> sort of the the figurehead of the brexit movement now the understanding any of the time is not that Boris had decided on the merits of the policy that leaving the European would be a good idea for Britain. He thought it would be politically advantageous for him to do so he thinks that you know he's on the side that has very few supporters may be if it actually wins and he'll do pretty well in the aftermath or maybe even if it doesn't hill have been the voice for the unheard Britain or whatever right there. It was smart to be the leading big figure in U._K.. Politics who was defending Brexit from mainstream perspective and then of course brexit one it turns out the the U._K.. Voted to leave the European Union David Cameron resigned after his defeat in the referendum and it look like the prime ministership was Boris to have until one of his allies Michael Gov who is also a conservative who embraced the leave campaign basically stabbed in the back during the race to become the next Conservative leader and in doing so kind of took them both out and Theresa May who was a remainder on paper. She wasn't super enthusiastic about it but she ended up being the consensus candidate to leave the Conservative Party and ultimately became the prime minister may comes in and basically is saddled with the actual mechanics of making brexit happened right and she tries really hard to do so for like two years she essentially gave Boris Johnson like a consolation prize and made him foreign minister so he could be involved in brexit negotiations little bit although it's not totally just on him but or S- Johnson among others in the Conservative Party really do not think that may is doing a particularly good job at trying to make brexit happened and to the point that he dramatically along with several other people in her cabinet resigns from her governments in summer of two thousand eighteen okay like dramatically resigns over explicitly her failure her to deliver brexit and her handling of it so that was the really dramatic move. That was a huge break but once again it was politically well-timed. I don't know if you plan this or he didn't but it was before there was a conclusion to the negotiations with the E._U.. And what that meant is that Boris didn't have any role in Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal which was super unpopular among basically everybody. Nobody there was no faction that really loved it in the brexit debate and so it's continually failed failed in parliament so he didn't own any of that yeah he gets out unscathed right like ed perfect timing right and then Theresa may falls and Kirby sweeps the election right the but it's exactly an election yes so essentially the way that it works Fox's May resigns as Conservative leader and so they have to choose a new one so only the Conservative Party votes. That's the members of parliament and then the party members which is about one hundred sixty thousand people who pay their dues to the Conservative Party so I think it comes out to being point two you five percent of Brits get to select the next prime minister but Boris Johnson was the front runner the entire time and basically cruise to the finish line pretty much for once <hes> his victory was never in doubt then he became prime. I minister officially on Wednesday and now after the break we're GonNa talk about what that means for Brexit and the future of the U._k.. So how would you describe. Your personal. Style is relaxed sophisticated quirky. I mean in however you like to dress the experts style. Stitch fix are ready to help you.
"boris" Discussed on Worldly
"Cannot tell the difference twinsies perfect great all right have you have you jen and also Kirby. Let's start talking about Boris. What's this guy's deal in? Who is he? Yes so Boris Johnson full name Alexander Boris Defensible Johnson he actually his that is one Helluva name yes that is real name but he finally goes by Boris or Boris Johnson he was actually born on the upper east side of New York and he comes from a pretty <hes> prominent family his dad for example. <hes> worked in Brussels with the E._U.. He he went to eaten a prestigious school was educated Oxford but fast forwarding from his early years he kind of comes on the scene <hes> as a journalist particularly a correspondent in Brussels covering the European Union where he has a tendency to play a little bit loose with the facts and also cover the E._U.. Very skeptically which kind of feeds into the narrative that we would eventually see when we have the brexit referendum in two thousand sixteen one article that kind Camila straights the point the Kirby was just making. Is this one about e you condom regulations and I'm not making that up again. This guy is ridiculous as he sounds yeah so this piece in the Daily Telegraph ran with the headline Italy fails to measure up upon condoms in which Boris revealed that quote Brussels bureaucrats have shown their legendary attention to detail by rejecting new specifications for condom dimensions. Basically he informed readers that this Russell's E._U.. Bureaucratic credit decision has riled up Italy and left Italian ego smarting he quoted this official spokesperson who insisted this is really serious that was in nineteen ninety-one and three decades later that same official spokesperson that he supposedly quoted who is now retired told the Guardian from his hospital bed mind you that he was still exasperated by the load of bullshit written by Johnson so just to kind of reiterate reiterate wrote a crazy peace about the E._U.. Being really terrible and infringing on like the sovereignty and dignity of a European Union country and made a bunch of stuff up and those things things are pretty emblematic of Boris Johnson General Right one thing. That's that's actually important about this and I don't mean to fully make light of it. It's that <hes> the the regulations that he was covering. We're actually about doctors and aid safety right. It wasn't like it was just some silly unimportant. Things was in the nineties when there's a really serious AIDS problem <hes> in the world and Boris Johnson is making fun of an anti AIDS initiative by trying to make it a story of E._U.. Of rich thereby making light a really important issue and using it to make the you look bad this is again paradigmatic of his overall approach to politics which also contains. Let's say some unfortunate ways of talking about people who are not white native-born Britain's so for instance he he described Muslim women who wear the Niqab the face-veil who basically cover themselves from head to toe and you can only see like a slit of there is <hes> he basically described him as looking like letterboxes so mailboxes. He's used some racial slurs. Here's to describe people in Africa that I'd rather not repeats <hes> not super great so Kirby. This guy gets into politics right in two thousand one yeah in two thousand one. He dabbles a little bit before but in two thousand one he asked successfully becomes a member of parliament and then his big coming out on the political scene is when he wins becomes the mayor of London in two thousand eight. He's a conservative and London is a Labor stronghold so this is a really big deal and it's a huge upset win so he's mayor of London for a while and does some well I we should probably talk about why he won because you know we've just described him as kind of goon so far he's actually very terming charismatic and a lot of people's is it helps him be a very effective effective. Politician is in this mayor of London race..
"boris" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"A major I will all democracy and nuclear armed superpower is to be led by a shambling tousled blond with a complicated relationship with his ex wives and the truth who made his name principally as a professional media buffoon and has demonstrated a persistent willingness to pander to the worst instincts of his party and his country if he thinks it will serve his animating purpose on E. himself. What could possibly go wrong? We have a really good man is going to be the Prime Minister of the U._K.. Now for a Saxon is tough his spine <hes> <hes> this a Briton trump they call in Britain trump and people are saying. That's a good thing that they liked me over there. That's what they wanted. What they what they need? He'll get it done. Boris is good is going to do a good job comparisons. Between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are as irresistible as cheap shots usually are and do not finish a complete picture one.