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Sebastian Talks Breaking News With Devin Nunes, CEO of Truth Social
"Himself in battle against the deep state as chairman of the intelligence committee of the House, and now he runs truth, social congressman, chairman, president, CEO, Devin Nunes, welcome in studio. C that's it is a pleasure, honestly, to be here. You've invited me for so many years and it's great to see your Millennium Falcon, all your Star Wars paraphernalia around here. You got your red phone. I mean, it's great. I think we have a similar vintage, so I think you can appreciate all the stuff that my wife will like me to get out of the house and stuff my studio full of. But my wife would like for me to get all this stuff out of the house. You have to get a show insane and then we have to build your studio and then we can fill it. All right, I'm glad we've got a sense of humor because in Reagan's tradition we have to be happy warriors. I can't butt start with the news to shocking items that we have we have Steve Bannon mentioned this last week after he has to go to New York he was on the show with us after he walked out of that indictment in New York that dozens of people associated with president Trump being ambushed being subpoenaed by the DoJ. We have the confirmation today, 44 zero, including our regular friend here, Boris Epstein, who is a lawyer to president Trump had his phone, his phone taken away from him by the federal authorities. And then as you're walking into the studio with your colleague, we find out that danchenko, the notorious danchenko sauce with the Steele dossier, thanks to Durham filing. We now know he's an FBI informant. Did you know all of this? Did you know the subpoenas were coming danchenko was a plant? I have to have your response. Well, I think that let's take the danchenko stuff first and we can come back to the other subpoenas that Steve Bannon mentioned. But this is really breaking news right now. It's only a few hours old, Durham went to unseal some findings and in that, just to remind the audience, danchenko was the super secret Russian source that when we were investigating this, everybody said, oh, these people are going to die. These are sources that are close to Putin, Putin could off of a minute minute and it ends up sea bass that he was like within a few blocks of here. Yeah, it was a
Ali Velshi: America Dodged a Bullet but the Gun Is Still Loaded
"If you want the news, where do you go, Chris? Where'd he go, Travis? America's news, man. Ali belty. That's right. And here he is again. Good morning, Ali velshi. Good morning to you, my friend. It is great to see you again on this Friday morning. It's a Friday's always a great long day for me. And this is my, you know, this is getting my blood flowing in the morning stretches. Yeah, yeah. Right. This is your stretch for your weekend. And I have my your pillow. Yes. If my pillow, not anything relevant about my pillow, I just thought I'd bring my pillow. You know, I was going to read this tweet to you because this is where we find ourselves. You having to be a news reporter in this day and age. Patrick tweets, a pillow magnate, just had his phone seized by the FBI at a hardee's in connection to a fired reality TV host trying to steal The White House and I'm begging the writers of America season 246 to please stop drinking for even one day. Do you not feel like that when you're just like, who else was it? Oh, somebody, oh, Don said, it seems almost written that Trump will be picked up at a McDonald's. Who was the other guy in a clown wig at dairy? And dairy Queen. The guy that said Trump is going to be reinstated. But that's real. That's real. Ally. Where do we find ourselves at this juncture? The problem is, and as I've traveled around the world, it's all like this, right? It's all stuff that you could discount as not sufficient to make a movie plot. The type of lawyers Trump surrounded him with the four seasons landscaping thing after the election. It's all the Christina bob as his lawyer. It's all like that except two problems are occurring. One is they actually did real damage and continue to do real damage. They actually ruined real people's lives. So aside from people who were killed on January 6th, a lot of people were duped who are now going to jail. And Donald Trump continues to phone in to their rallies and things like that and encouraged. Not a bit of remorse. If I ever did anything that caused another human to spend a night in detention, I would be racked with remorse forever. But number three, which is the most important is that everybody looks at that stupid clown car and says, you know, they weren't going to succeed at this, which is not entirely true, right? But for Mike Pence making a decision at the last minute, our democracy could have been fully imperiled. There are a whole lot of smarter people out there who aren't part of the clown car. Who aren't Rudy Giuliani who want to buy who aren't, you know, all these lawyers that he's got who are looking at this thinking, um, I can figure out a way to get this right so that isn't a pillow guy and a McDonald's and all of this kind of stuff. That's actually what I worry about. The too many people look at this ridiculousness and write it off as, wow, that was stupid and ridiculous. But we didn't really Dodge a bullet. We actually really did Dodge a bullet and we better be careful because the guns got more in them. Yeah, this has caused one of America's premier newsman Ali velshi to bring an actual prop on a morning radio show. You actually brought a pillow because if I want to be really good, I'd have a pillow and a phone because the pillow magnet had his phone set. That's right. Now, you're going to cover that this weekend about by the way, it is not easy to see someone's phone, right? I mean, there have been a number of phones. Tell us about how you're covering that this weekend. Well, so I want to try to make sense of it, right? Because of the January 6th committee, there's the Department of Justice investigation in which Merrick Garland seems to have woken up to the idea that despite the possible damage and martyrdom of Donald Trump, if he's indicted for anything, the Department of Justice has to take this seriously and in a timely manner. So the DoJ has seized a bunch of phones. They put out a bunch of subpoenas. Now keep in mind, we got, we got Boris Epstein. He had his phone taken. And Mike Roman, who was a campaign strategist for Trump had a phone taken. The pillow man had his Jeffrey Clark had his phone taken back in June, Dan scavino, the social media director, had his and Bernie kerik. Former commissioner of the New York police, who was working with Rudy Giuliani in overturning the election, had his phone taken. It is very hard to take somebody's phone, by the way. The Department of Justice can't do it as a fishing expedition like Donald Trump likes to say. You can't take a phone for purely investigative investigatory purposes. You have to have probable cause of a crime and convince someone that you do. There's a high bar to getting someone's phone. Now, my confusion is that when it comes to pillow guy and guys like that, I feel like they've said all the quiet parts out loud on either fox or whatever crazy outlook will have them. So I'm curious as to what could possibly be on their phone, but they haven't already said they're being sued by dominion voting. They're being sued by all sorts of people. So I don't know, but I will say this that between the January 6th committee and the Department of Justice, they've all been very deliberative, more deliberative than many of your listeners are my viewers would like them to be. We took them to move faster in some cases. They've been very deliberative. So if they're getting the stuff, one of two things is happening. They know there's valuable information on those phones or it's information they already know and they are now calling these guys in or looking at their phones to say, we already know this. We just need further corroboration before we place charges or things like that. So those two things are happening and I don't know which. Right. So this special master ruling, we just talked to Glenn kirschner about it. I mean, it's just, it's getting harder and harder to sort of cover, first of all, I don't even know how you keep track of all of these stories of lawbreaking, and which crimes are being investigated by who. But you know, I mean, I guess Trump has succeeded once again in at least delaying. Yes, that's exactly what it is because the special master has to get through the documents now by November 30th. Which, you know, the Trump people had wanted three months. The Department of Justice and wanted less. November 30th, the one, the one thing about that, and I guess the Department of Justice doesn't care to get politics involved in this, but there's a sort of political thing happening between now and November 30th and it's November 8th, right? It's the actual midterm elections in which it does seem that some Republicans and conservatives are disgruntled by the degree of criminality that seems to surround the former Trump administration and Trump today. And so that's the frustration that why November 30. This is just a delay tactic. There may or may not be some documents that were seized that were inappropriate, but generally speaking, the FBI and what's called its filter team do a relatively good job of this. So this is just going to be a way to do what Donald Trump has always done. One day, perhaps Donald Trump will face the music. Yeah. He's very, very, very good at delay, and that's what the special master essentially. Yeah. Speaking of politics, our Republicans trying to lose the midterms. Let's talk about the Lindsey Graham's proposed. Right? That's exactly right. And now this stunt was desantis and Abbott, you know, illegally flying migrants in some cruel prank. So it's cruel. It's cruel and the cruelty seems to be the point. I'm not sure that moves the needle politically all that much other than gets Democrats who were thinking of not voting. To vote. But I think abortion may have done that anyway. So I think you're seeing a lot of energy amongst Democrats, which you wouldn't have seen in the midterm typically. But the Lindsey Graham thing just weird, right? The
Chris Kohls Comments on the 'Terrifying' Police State of the Left
"So let's just finish up on this topic, Chris of what's happened in the last few days, because I'm just curious where you're at, where you are with regards to your personal reaction, because you are a conservative content provider. You are bold, you're putting stuff out there about the darlings of the left, like AOC, you're speaking truthfully about them, you're destroying the lies and the myths that they perpetrate. When you see what's happening around whether it's Mike lindell, Steve Bannon, whether you see the 40 recent subpoenas, my former colleague, Boris Epstein, how do you feel as an American are you worried? Oh yeah, oh yeah, that stuff is terrifying. And I will say that for somebody like me personally, it's not that big of a deal. I obviously know several people personally who have been raided by the FBI for January 6th and this sort of thing. But at the point that the rating Mike lindell's office and taking his phone, he doesn't have anything to do with anything. Like he's just a guy who supports Trump. He's a business owner that supports Trump. There is absolutely no justification for that. There's not even the illusion of a justification. I don't even know how they're pretending that that's justified. At this point, we do live in a sort of like a banana republic. We live in this police state where it's like, well, if you disagree with big brother, then the Gestapo is going to come in and they're going to take your phones and they're going to intimidate you with nothing. If nothing else, it's intimidation. But it could be as bad as you will get arrested. It does look like they're setting the stage for the arrest of Donald Trump. And I am actually kind of scared in terms of what's going to happen because they pretend that conservatives are basically ready for civil rule or at any point, right? We're all these kind of crazy conspiracy theorists and that January 6th was as insurrection and all this kind of stuff. We know it wasn't, right? There was a guy in a wookiee costume, you know, with like doing cosplay or something, and that guy was supposed to actually be this threat to democracy or something. We know that's ridiculous. However, there is a point at which the American people will have to rise up with revolution, right?
DOJ Has Been on a 40 Subpoena Blitz
"As you mentioned, 40 subpoenaed DoJ has issued 40 subpoenas over the past week. Wow, that's a lot. So Boris Epstein, Mike Roman, had the phone seized. The actions represent a substantial escalation of the investigation. To which Jodie and I say yay, Dan scavino was one of the people getting a subpoena Bernard Carrick. There's that name again. Oh boy. So can we ask him about using the respite suite for the 9 11 first responders to bang his girlfriend just for fun? I'm sorry. Girlfriends. There were two mistresses that he was banging in the apartment. Once we get once we get them under oath, just to ask them that just for fun. Right, just because it was the anniversary of 9 11. Right. It was two mistresses behind his wife's back at the apartment 9 11 workers. And the other one was a porn star, right? Right. Yes. Okay, so my point is so that it's hard to keep track of all the crimes, right? The subpoena is for the plan to submit the fake electors, right? Some subpoenas also seek information into the activities of the save America political action committee, oh my God, how many separate investigations do is this now? Do you think what I don't understand is given everything we know about Bannon's help us build the wall grift and the save America thing, how is this guy raising a dime? Are there that many stupid people in America? Apparently. Yeah. Well, this guy Clark saying, you know, you lord, you'd think there's less fools in this world. You know, I mean, so why would anybody send them any money now? I know. So at least 20 of the subpoenas sought information about communications with lawyers who took part in the fake electors scheme, including Giuliani and John eastman, I mean, for those of us that have veruca salted about the Department of Justice, it does seem like they are on the move. Does it not? Well, they're driving, they drop paper on Stephen Miller, which is great, right. And they drop paper on Newt Gingrich. And I would sell tickets to watch Newt Gingrich in front of the January 6th
Truss, Johnson, May in tributes to queen
"As crowds assemble outside Buckingham Palace British prime ministers who served under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II share personal tributes to the late monarch There were 15 prime ministers during the queen's reign from Winston Churchill to Liz truss who was appointed just this week trust has told lawmakers the reaction to the queen's passing has been deep and profound We have witnessed the most heartfelt outpouring of grief at the loss of her late majesty Trust his predecessor Boris Johnson remembers his last meeting with the monarch She was as radiant and as knowledgeable and as fascinated by politics as ever I can remember Former prime minister Theresa May told lawmakers the queen was the most remarkable person I've ever met as well as the most impressive Charles De Ledesma London
Liz Truss becomes Britain's new prime minister
"Liz trusts is the new British prime minister after being appointed by the Queen at Balmoral Castle in Scotland Trust has become Britain's new p.m. replacing Boris Johnson in the post The former foreign secretary immediately needs to confront a major task ahead curbing soaring prices She'll also need to ease labor unrest and fix a healthcare system burdened by long waiting lists and staff shortages another top of the box item is the energy crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine to conflict threatens to push energy bills to unaffordable levels shut a businesses and leave the nation's poorest people shivering in icy homes this winter Charles De Ledesma London
Photo Released of Documents Laid out by DOJ on Trump's Floor
"They banned the sitting president from social media, impeached him two times, jailed his supporters, and now they raided his home, then they go on TV and they call you a fascist. That was from the post millennial on Twitter. We could add to that list now. The Justice Department and the FBI broke into his office in Florida, removed documents from his desk, strew the strip through them all about the floor. Is that the right way to say it through strewn them? What is it is true? They splayed them all over the floor on the carpet, took a picture of it, and then released that to the country before midnight last night. Look at the picture. Look at the picture that says top secret. Warning Boris and Natasha may not see. Everything but a skull and crossbones on a piece of paper on the beautiful carpeting at Mar-a-Lago. You know they're never going to stop, right?
As Boris Johnson departs, UK takes stock of his messy legacy
"The moving vans have already started arriving at Downing Street as Britain's Conservative Party prepared to evict prime minister Boris Johnson the debate over what Mark he left on his party his country and the world were linger long after he departs in September if indeed he really is gone for good Johnson led Britain out of the European Union and won a landslide election victory before his government collapsed in a heap of ethics scandals During his final appearance in parliament as prime minister in July he summed up his three years in office as mission largely accomplished Johnson cultivated a buffoonish public image but he has had a serious impact on his country He bears much of the credit or blame for Britain's departure from the EU London
Robert Wilkie Reflects on the Anniversary of the Afghanistan Takeover
"Wilkie, we were talking in the break. If you're on ram, but you can hear our discussion. Different styles of leadership. I'd like you to expand upon that. But first, your reminiscences of this anniversary. Well, sadly, it brought back memories of the 1970s. I was old enough to take in what was happening. But it was a very different level of disappointment. My father was a senior officer in the 82nd airborne division back at fort Bragg. When Saigon fell. And the countenance of the senior leaders in our neighborhood. After all, of the blood and treasure spent in South Vietnam. Sadness, the evacuation is showed that the United States was not an omnipotent, although we had basically pulled out. It was very different from what was happening in Afghanistan. We just had a few people at the embassy. Yeah, it wasn't thousands of people. No. We didn't leave. We didn't leave soldiers behind. Oh, there's some would say that we left POWs behind. But very different dynamic then. This showed the world that at the very best, the national security leadership of the United States was incompetent. There's a reason why the Taliban did not kill American soldiers on Donald Trump's watch. Because they feared what the retaliation might be. This president not only abandoned American equipment. He abandoned American allies, did not have the common decency to tell Boris Johnson or Macron or Merkel. That we were pulling out. That we were leaving.
Supreme Court Political Hackery Revealed in Sam Alito's Rome Speech
"This political hacked Ness goes all the way up to the Supreme Court. I guess there's a new low, but Sam Alito is she wrote about Sam Alito went to Rome to correct some jokes after overturning roe. He said apparently Sam Alito went to Rome and let his free flag by guaranteeing he is now known internationally as a head. Yeah, this is him. Here we go. I had the honor, this term of writing, I think, the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string One of these was former prime minister Boris Johnson. But he paid the price, what really wounded me was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare the decision whose name may not be spoken with the Russian attack on Ukraine. Wow. The crisis test has Boris Johnson and Trudeau. I mean, now he's admitting it. I mean, it's out in the open now. You've got a Supreme Court, the majority of whom are conservative hacks. Right. And we'll deliver for all the people who and Sheldon White House is right about this and he's been right about this for three years now. He's delivering for their donors the same way a congressman would.
UK, Irish leaders join funeral for peacemaker David Trimble
"The leaders of Britain and Ireland have joined for the funeral of politician David trumbull who shared the noble peace price for helping to end decades of violence in Northern Ireland Trumbull who led the Ulster unionist party for ten years became a key architect of the 1998 good Friday peace agreement after he reversed his long held opposition to negotiating with the IRA linked party Sinn Fein then he shed the noble Peace Prize with moderate Irish nationalist leader John Hume for ending the sectarian conflict Britain's outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson and Irish premier mihiel Martin joined trumbull's widow and for children for the service at harmony hill presidential church near Belfast trimble died on July 25 at the age of 77 I'm Charles De Ledesma
New Founding's Matt Peterson on Justice Alito, Christian Nationalism
"With us right now is a great American patriot cofounder and general partner of new founding and also the president of American firebrand super PAC and friend of the show. Matt Peterson Matt, welcome back to the program. Hey, it's great to be here, Charlie. So Matt, I want to get through a couple news items here. But first, I want to play a piece of tape here from justice Alito's speech. I think he gave it in Rome, which is super scary 'cause that's where the Catholic Church is headquartered and not allowed to do that. And I want to play cut 94 here. And the way the media has responded is a new line of attack that you can see in kind of the smart coordinated circles, the people that are considered to be smarter than not. However, they are all kind of coordinating their attacks around Christian nationalism, play cut 94. Over the last few weeks, since I had the honor, this term of writing, I think, the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a cold string of foreign leaders. Who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law. One of these was former prime minister Boris Johnson. But he paid the price, Matt kind of mocking Boris Johnson there, Sam Alito, who I think is the best thing George W. Bush ever gave us, probably my favorite member of the court. They're attacking him as being a Christian nationalist. What do they mean by that, Matt? Well, in their minds, of course, they think Christian nationalism is a smear. They think both of those words are bad. And if you put them together, it's too bad things. And that's one big bad thing, and it's a scary monster, which I think in their minds means something like handmaid's tale and enforced Christian religion. They think it's racist too, somehow they seem to only regard whites as Christians, interesting. But white people who are Christian controlling the country and shoving their views down everyone else's throat is what they mean by it. And the hilarious thing here is that neither of those words are bad and when you put them together, you actually get what I think millions of people throughout the country think is normal.
Justice Alito Cracks Dobbs Jokes Abroad
"Want to play for you justice Alito abroad, talking about European reaction to the Dobbs decision. Can we play cut number one of justice Alito yesterday? A few weeks since I had the honor, this term of writing, I think, the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders. Who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law. One of these was former prime minister Boris Johnson. But he paid the price. Post hoc ergo propter hoc, right? All right, so that's a joke. And don't take it as anything other than a joke, because of course, former prime minister Barack Johnson is still the prime minister, but justice Alito is gracefully telling non Americans that they don't get the make Supreme Court law. The United States Constitution dictates what Supreme Court law is. And even if they made a mistake, 49 years ago with roe and doubled down on that mistake, 30 years ago in Casey, now the court has it right. It is up to the states.
U.S. Offers Deal to Russia for Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan
"I'll at least Britney griner is going to come home. The WNBA basketball star is going to be traded along with this American businessman for the merchant of death. We're going to give up a guy who was spending years behind bars for arms dealing with terrorists, the merchant of death is going to be given to Russia so we can get Brittany griner home. Because goodness knows, that's a fair swap. Does that sound fair to you? One merchant of death for one America hating WNBA star. Have you noticed how Britney greiner's activism has been completely ignored throughout this whole ordeal that she has been going through? She's trying to smuggle hashish oil through a Russian airport. And they caught her. It got her dead to rights. You can't have hash oil in a vape vaping cartridge in a Russian airport. Sorry, Boris and Natasha aren't exactly going to read you your Miranda rights over their dope. You're caught. And you know, now Biden is trying the Biden administration and blink Antony Blinken and all of them are trying to get you home after you've spit on the flag. Metaphorically. After you disrespected the national anthem, protested against the United States, that same country that you have such disdain for miss griner is now putting its butt on the line for you.
"boris" Discussed on Today, Explained
"To be the person putting up taxes. Read my lips. So you've got all of these pressures on the Conservative Party to balance the books to pay people more and really, they're just something has to give and Rishi sunak is the one that's getting hit with this. So he's got a bit of an uphill struggle to claw that back and win back support of the Conservative Party members. But don't write him off because he's a very slick professional smart operator who does also have a message, which is if you unleash tax cuts too early, you will only stoke inflation and once inflation starts to build interest rates will go up and they will hit homeowners and who are the fundamental Tory base in Britain. It's homeowners. Middle class, middle aged homeowners who do not want to see their interest rates on their mortgage go up. So that is an interesting challenge between the two. But right now, trust is the favorite. And either way, it's a continuation essentially of Boris Johnson's administration. What is Boris Johnson end up in the history of UK politics? A success or a failure. It sounds like there's no way anyone's taking back Brexit and at the end of the day he did pull that off, right? Yes, this is the challenge of trying to weigh up Boris Johnson. He, in some ways, leaves a legacy that is more consequential on British politics than almost any previous prime minister. Even Thatcher included because you can always cut taxes or raise taxes once the previous guise of bead in, right? That's how it works. You know, if that's your manages to shrink the size of the state, Tony black and come along and grow the size of the state. And so that's something that is a problem for all prime ministers when they come to when you come to way up their legacy. For Boris Johnson, it's quite simple. He took Britain out of the European Union and it's very, very difficult to go back. And if Britain never goes back in, it's going back in on completely different terms to what it had before. It will have to renegotiate everything. And that is a stark lasting legacy for his supporters. It's obviously a great thing for his opponents. It makes him the worst prime minister that we've had since the war. So that is the constant challenge. But what I think both sides will agree on to some extent is that however consequential he is he threw it away for such absurd reasons, so so pathetic were the scandals, so of his own fault, nothing about policy, nothing about anything major, you know, he was lauded for his support of Ukraine. He came through the pandemic having nearly died himself in the pandemic with his popularity high because Britain had a good vaccine rollout, but he got some credit for. He had all of these things and he threw it away for party gate for, you know, wallpaper gate for all of these absurd things that just revealed a kind of lazy character at the center of it. So you have to weigh up both of these things and that's why he's such a confusing figure to try and cover his unlike all of the other prime ministers really in that regard. Tom, staff writer at the Atlantic based in London, England, our episode today was produced by today explains own Philadelphia bureau chief miles Brian. He had help from Tory Dominguez and even more help from Matthew collette, Laura bullard, and Paul mounsey. I'm Sean ramus from. You can find today explained on Twitter at today
"boris" Discussed on Today, Explained
"As prime minister. Hasta la vista, baby. Which is obviously this nod to I'll be back. Essentially, I'll see you around. I'll see you another time. So he's saying that. He is clearly setting himself up. He is defending his position in his resignation speech. He sets out that, you know, my job was half done. I did what I said I was going to do. I had a mandate from the people that had a mandate from the Conservative Party members, and I've been removed because of, in his words, the herd mentality of members of parliament who just kind of moved like sheep at one moment and took him out. But as we've seen at Westminster, the herd instinct is powerful and when the herd moves, it moves. So it clearly he's setting himself up for, you know, at least keeping that option open in case the Conservative Party loses the next election under the new leader. And you can see it, right? You can see it right now. The Conservative Party loses and he stands there and says, you would not have lost if you'd have kept me, you lost the faith. That was your mistake. We all look to the U.S. and what's happening in the U.S.. Donald Trump lost, but he still looks like he's got a very good chance of coming back. Boris Johnson hasn't even lost, so maybe that's going to happen. What, or rather, who comes next ahead
"boris" Discussed on Today, Explained
"These allegations. It was something that was only raised with me very cursory. But I wish that we had in particular had acted on it. That was it really. That's the final thing where members of parliament just felt we're just being told lies by this guy. You know, we've gone through all of these previous scandals. We've gone on to the TV and onto the radio defending him. Being told one thing, repeating that thing and then finding out, you know, weeks or even hours later, that it's not true and they just got sick of it. So he just about survived party gate. And then over this, again, a pathetic, stupid lie, he gets caught, and that's the end of him. And they just move then en masse the conservative MPs to declare that they didn't have confidence in him. And just became too much, the tide swept him out of number ten. It was rather dramatic. I mean, all of his ministers were resigning in this sort of waterfall. Two unexpected high profile cabinet resignations first from the health secretary saggy javid and then from the Chancellor Rishi sunak, the man who lives next door, both of them attacked Boris Johnson's leadership as they quit. All day, it felt at times like every ten minutes or so, conservative MPs were sending letters saying the prime minister should go. Going, going surely nearly gone. And that's the beauty of the British system in that it's this unwritten constitution, so it's not like the American constitution where things are set and you can get rid of a president in this way and his replacement will be this person and that person. And it's all kind of ordered and neat. In Britain, it's very messy, but it can be brutally efficient. So the prime minister is only prime minister if they can command a majority in the House of Commons. If they can't command a majority in the House of Commons, they're done, they're not the prime minister anymore.
UK Conservatives picking final 2 in race to replace Johnson
"Britain's Conservative Party has chosen Rishi sunak and Liz trus as the two finalists in an election to replace prime minister Boris Johnson The numbers of votes cast for each candidate is as follows mordent one zero 5 soon act one three 7 trust one one three In an announcement to lawmakers senior conservative Graham Brady declares that trusts and sunac will face a runoff to become Britain's next leader the race pits sunak a former Cheshire chief who steered Britain's economy through the pandemic against trust who's led Britain's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine as foreign secretary The two contenders will spend the next few weeks campaigning for the votes of about 180,000 Conservative Party members around the country who will vote by postal or online ballot Charles De Ledesma London
Why Inflation Won't Stop at 9.1
"Yesterday I sat on the show that 9.1% inflation was probably going to be the peak because the fed was going to raise interest rates and other three quarters of a point. I was wrong. After the show that producer price gains from June, were published, producer level inflation. That's the wholesale level. Went up 11.3% on an annual rate. In the month of June. That staggering that money is coming right at you that inflation is coming right at you as a consumer. So 9.1%, even though gases began to drop. That's only the most visible part of our inflationary spiral. I don't know that we're going to drop in when the July number is released in August. That's really bad news.
Sen. Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate & Tax Negotiations
"Manchin says he will not support new climate spending or tax hikes on wealthy or in The Washington Post. New York Times headline as well. Manchin pulls plug on climate and tax talks, shrinking domestic plant. Senator Joe Manchin, the third Democrat of West Virginia pulled the plug on Thursday on negotiations to salvage key pieces of President Biden's agenda. Informing his party's leader that he would not support funding for climate or energy programs or raising taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations. This is such good news because more spending and more and tax hikes would take a recession turning into maybe a depression. And what it fueled inflation, it's like the exact opposite of what to do. This is why you can not vote for any Democrat at any level. Not named Joe Manchin, he's not up this year because there aren't any. The other ones have gone woke and left. This has left the Democrats with only one option and it's a good option. Chuck Schumer announced he's going to move the chips Bill.
Who Will Be the Next UK Prime Minister
"I do cover the United Kingdom prime minister. As you know, Boris Johnson has been forced to resign and announce his resignation. He's a caretaker prime minister. The 300 and 30 odd members of parliament who are conservatives will pick the next prime minister for 5 rounds. They've got 6. They started with 8. They dropped two off yesterday. They had another round of voting today. Dropped off in the lowest vote better than the lowest vote getter. Then they're left with two and those two people go to the 200,000. Here are the 6 finalists, penny, more daunt, they say it was penny more done. Well, you wouldn't know. You don't follow British politics. Her odds are four to 6. Those are very good odds. She is the clear favorite. A woman is rankings in recent leadership poll far out strut our public profile. The trade minister has consistently pulled is one of the top choices among Tory party members. In recent weeks, despite her relative lack of top level experience. Corelli and her 8th ministerial job, she was international development secretary for two years, and was made the first female defense secretary by Theresa May before mister Johnson replaced
"boris" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Single day, can't get the big policy announcements out. It's not just these last few months or even these last few years, though, and I think this is what bewilders a lot of onlookers is that Boris Johnson has been a thoroughly known quantity in this country for the thick end of 30 years. Why did the party indulge him up to the point of electing him leader and allowing him to run the country? You got to remember that we had problems with getting out a message across and whilst yes, there were character flaws in his personality, there was also a magic about him. And there was an ability to campaign and reach parts of Britain that we had never touched on before, but now we're realizing that the difference between campaigning and governing. And when we saw him act in the city hall, he ran London, he was a London man for some time. He had a lot of very good people around him. And that was where I think when things went wrong with the prime minister this time is that there wasn't that team that was able to back up to provide the substance of the detail, the strategy that you need to make the country work. Are you concerned that there might yet be more to come in terms of revelation scandals related to Boris Johnson wandering in particular given your position on the defense select committee if you have a view on his very recent admission to having met Alexander lebedev, who is of course a former KGB officer without any officials present while he was foreign secretary. I think these are now more and more relevant, I think now. I think they're absolutely what's going to happen now is that we move forward. Whatever happens, it has happened. It makes their difference anymore. He is departing. We now look to a new leader. We're going to have a leadership contest, stalls will be set out in order to work out where we go to next. And so whatever happens, yes, it's very likely as you suggest that there will be more there. That's hasn't been uncovered to date. It doesn't matter anymore because it's the direction of the country that people will focus on less about the prime minister. Do you not think there is still a Johnson tendency in the Conservative Party, though do such characters as attached themselves to him like Jacob riis Morgan Nadine Dori still pull any weight whatsoever? You're absolutely right to point this out because what happened is that there was an erosion, if you like, dissolve them if you like of the standards. We became used to the fact that you could get away with stuff. The high standards that we have in Britain and British politics, the mother of all parliaments, it meant that because of the way the prime minister acted, it was okay to do these things because the prime minister, the Boston care too much about it. There was this culture of being able to sort of get away with it. And we absolutely need to revisit that because ultimately the nation look at this and they say, no, thank you. This isn't who we are. And just to step back from Britain as a whole. You know, we all see the next exemplars to how democracy is done in the world. And when we start to lose moral compass, our guidance of where we want to go is very easy for then Russia and China and say, hey, look at that. They've broken into national law. They don't care. Look what's happens in number ten. You complain about us. It's in the free world as well. You're just as bad. That's why, I think everybody just said, enough, we need to regroup and that's exactly what the party is doing now. Are you not even slightly tempted to have a bash at leading this regrouping yourself? Well, it's very kind of you to ask. There's a lot of people ahead of me measuring the curtains. I would certainly like to be prime minister one day I won't hide that. I'm not sure it's the market right now for somebody like myself a moderate member of the Conservative Party. It's still a Brexit market, if you like that's where you're going to get the vote because don't forget it isn't facing the country immediately. It's facing the party base. And much as though they're important to the party very much is the case that they are still attuned into Brexit into that Brexit feeling. And I personally believe we need to move on from that. But I do think it will be a brexiteer that will end up winning this particular race. But do you yourself have a preferred leader in mind if not necessarily a who then or what kind of qualities you would like them to have? Certainly the quality must be to reach the entire country to be able to have the vision to answer the big questions of the day to unite the party in a post Brexit post COVID environment and for us to play a role on the international stage. That's absolutely critical. There's an absence of leadership in Europe at the moment. Britain can actually fill it. So yes, there's some important things to do. We'll see what the stores are, see what the leadership actually says. So we'll see in the next couple of days what the various candidates have to offer. Tobias elwood MP, thank you very much for joining
"boris" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"His period as prime minister? Yes, there is. And I think perhaps principally it was the way in which he applied himself to the vaccine rollout and the need to get vaccines as many people's arms as quickly as possible once those vaccines were available in response to COVID. And don't forget that COVID very nearly killed him, literally, killed him. And the application that he put into that and the drive that he put behind it was extraordinary to behold and was successful. That's not to say that the government's overall handling of the COVID epidemic was successful. It wasn't. But what he did show was when he applies himself and puts all of his energies into a task, he can move mountains and he did move mountains along with his team. So there are things that he achieved and on a purely political level, although I fundamentally disagree with Brexit and believe it was a disaster as policy for the United Kingdom to embark upon. He said that he would get it done. And by his own lights, he did get it done in that. We have left the European Union. The terms of our withdrawal are starting to unravel and people are starting to see the weaknesses in the arguments that he put forward and indeed in the deal that he struck. But at least there was a deal. And just a final very quick question pertaining to Boris Johnson's curiously upbeat semi sort of resignation speech which we heard on Thursday. Do you think there's part of him that thinks that this is sort of a temporary setback that in some shape or form he's not done yet? Well, he's not done yet in terms of the Boris Johnson story. But I think the Boris Johnson story will now go off in a very different direction. He'll probably go back into the journalism stroke commentating stroke entertainment industry and probably make a great deal of money being entertaining and making speeches around the world. If he thinks that his political career can be restored after this, then he's even more naive than I think he is, although he has shown in the past to have a remarkably much higher opinion of himself than anybody else seems to have. Lance price, thank you, as always, that was the former director of communications at number 10 Downing Street Lance price, and you are listening to the foreign desk on monocle 24. This is a special live edition of the foreign desk I'm Andrew Muller. In one 48 hour period earlier this week, more MPs resigned from Boris Johnson's government than had previously resigned from any government of any length in British history. Not among them was Tobias elwood conservative MP4 Bournemouth east, though this was likely because he had no portfolio to relinquish, having long since made his disapproval of the prime minister abundantly clear. Tobias elwood joins me now on the phone. Tobias, first of all, was that your impression that the Chris pincher affair was some sort of actual last straw, or was the sudden flight from Boris Johnson more to do with those recent calamitous by election results. I think it's a combination of both. I think it was that last straw, but it has been a general I think erosion of trust with the British people. And we started way back in November with Owen Patterson, remember that event when we try to change the rules. And there was then a question of style of leadership because of party gates as well. What was going on in number ten? Absence of focus, absence of clarity, absent to discipline as well. And a huge promise to change to reforms actually regroup. But not about actually happened. And the consequence of that is that we ended up with more and more people over time, choosing to actually no longer support the prime minister. I came out earlier. This is back in February that I came out with, but more and more people chose to then join me. We then had a vote of no confidence across not enough people should have been enough ready for any prime minister normally to resign when they didn't feel they had it. It then took the Chris pincher event for people to say right, that's it. I can't defend this anymore. I can't defend the prime minister's behavior. And it's overshadowing as well. We are fighting firefighting every
"boris" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"But first. Boris Johnson is still Britain's prime minister. For now, at least. That the vote in favor of having confidence in Boris Johnson's Theodore was 211 votes, and a vote against was a 148 votes. And therefore, I can announce that the parliamentary party does have confidence. Conservative members of parliament bang tables and cheered last night in approval at the result of their secret ballot. And mister Johnson himself, as you would expect. Said he was pleased. The decisive result of what it means is that as a government, we can move on and focus on the stuff that I think really matters to people. And. But the outcome of that vote with just 59% of his own MPs supporting him, underlines the shaky ground he's on. Questions about leadership and integrity have damaged his standing among voters who helped him triumph in the last general election. And among party members eyeing up the next one. And while mister Johnson has a proven ability to ride out crises that would be the downfall of other politicians, many now say his days in the top job are numbered. Britain has broken this morning to a weakened prime minister, the scale of the insurrection in his party against him last night in a leadership contest..
"boris" Discussed on The Design Intent
"Fraction of a percent failure. But if you know that two sigma whatever is all you need. You can argue. That is that it'd be like okay. Fine let's figure out six. Yeah all right. We'll do six. I remember that being an argument with with a couple of engineers are scotteri. Six sigma can't we're going to have a lot of failures drive the price up can't do that can't afford it on this product. Going to be expensive engineer so some of them do my my imagination of that engineering probably whereas pleaded blue jeans and whereas tasseled loafers. I think i don't know not not some of the guys that i work with. They're they're they're not. They're not like that. they're pretty good shirts. T shirts in. Yeah yeah so. What advice would you have for anybody. Undecided in terms of what they wanna do life like similar went to call. The reason. Why i'm asking is i have two kids in college and some of them are undecided as to what they wanna do so advisory to give somebody you know if you look back at your Up to this point career path education and even upbringing from came from what things you learned that you would been at give advice to other people in life skills. Let's say as far as like how do you find your way in life and find your way into a career. What advice on robertson really. Because here's here's the thing. I think you may not know the direct or or and you know what you might guess would be the answer but for me is basically water. Some core attributes that somebody has right. So i think you could say you have a thirst for curiosity for knowledge right and maybe adventure perhaps and those things now surmounted question. Those those things will then sorta guide you no matter what situation. You're in live in in school or in a career path or anything else. That's kind of my but my advice would be right. Other they can do is just kind of sounds very philosophical. Look inside yourself and really think about what do you love doing. Do you love to spend our friends at the draw. The right like so figuring out what you really liked to do. Whatever that is and then look at careers potentially fit into that but also understand you know. Do you have the saurav patients to kind of go through that way from june into end right You know. I love graphic design. You get into it and then you realize us too much work i wanna learn love is i wanna do and then you stop so just figure out what you like very early on. I would say that's was sort of regret. Because i do think that to you know. University houston came in school earlier like during career. Nation seems to high for me now decided not to do. But i feel like i'm the type of person wear to as lot hours. I'll eventually do it. I just wish. I could probably started way. Industrial career literally had just. But you but you may not be. Adele might be somewhere else you might be designing. I don't know toilet partitions for color or something like that right and and maybe you'd be like literally doing the shit job comments from the toilet partition designer. Yeah i knew a guy. I worked for a guy. I won't name him but he says his first. Industrial design job was working for a A like a dirty movie company outlet and he had to design the boots that you would go in and watch dirty movies. And he's like he's like it even had a place for a tissue dispenser was first designed. Job you have been doing that. Boris but you know i do have as someone that maybe struggled To find their path into industrial design to someone. Nigger case are undecided. i would see Just trying of because. For example. I when i graduated high school i had always done art. That's all i can do like you. Starving ruined So i chose engineering just to try. It was like semester. And a half. I did not. I realized that Then i went back to our as. This is too easy. Like i've been doing this my whole life later. It's housing's same. Saying the same things that i had already been doing and then i found those who design and i just want to try it see if i liked it and that led me that process. Just let me to fit in with what i really like that. That's just young urged them to keep trying nuts in into alleged for it It's not a it. Yeah well they say it takes ten years to make an overnight success so just just so people know like boris has been adele for ten years in he's a he's a regarded senior industrial designer on the staff Working at alienware one of the most Premium brands in the tech industry. So the ship just doesn't happen like i've been stating before so for all you young kids that think that design is just something and you're going to just show up and you're gonna be handed a pencil and a piece of paper and you're gonna they're gonna tell you to go and design something fantastic. You're probably gonna start off doing some things that you wish that you didn't have to go and do but it's a part of the process and there's a bit of a there's there's there's a point of being miserable which which actually most people need to go through their some misery that we all need to kind of push ourselves through and if you're not making yourself miserable now than you're not been you're not doing life good enough. In my opinion everybody should.
"boris" Discussed on The Design Intent
"Something where i made that ask. Usually i kind of just needed to be done. And i think if i think if you turn good work and you show that you care you can really get places. Probably not quickly. And that was once ashley asked. I was like look i can do. Both at eater switch either stay in this other role or ago. Tidy of really preferred to stay at. So that's kind of when that happens. Yeah but you but it wouldn't have happened if you weren't doing right right. I mean 'cause you use yeah that's yeah yourself teaching that transition over right. Yeah i it's i guess my point is is that So for those of those that may be listening the the handful of people that decide to download and listen to us talk about industrial design and people and stuff The process is you have to put in the work. Designed doesn't just happen. Because i wish it in one hand and you've heard the phrase you know wish in one hand and shit and the other and see which ones fills fills up. I will we which one will fill up first so You know my intensity around every tommy. Yeah yeah yeah. So i you know. The the point is is that Boras put in the work. Boris did the work in. Or and i both know our executives very well the other managers and the manager bosses and flipping somebody from one role into in an id. Role is not a insignificant thing to have happen. Because that's an id position that we could go outside and higher and keep. Boris boris doing the graphic design stuff. He's doing fine. Why why flip them. Why go through the process of flipping them and so the point is that he did the work and you have to do the work. You know design. Just doesn't happen and dan aaron. No this and i know this is that you just don't sort of like walk around and expect good designed to happen or a lot of work to happen. You actually have to go and do it. Dan has a business that he has to run. He has to go and do the work and find the work and get the work done. Aaron has to be a valuable partner in that he supplies dan clients with the work that needs to be done. It's this is to me. This is like such a simple life lesson that i don't know if Our younger generation truly understands that in no matter what obstacles that could potentially be put in front of your face that it's it's very easy if you just keep plugging away and i watched boris plug away day. After day week after week month after month year after year and ten years later. Boris is one of the designers on alienware. And i guarantee you. There's at least a thousand people that are would love to be in the alienware designed position. No doubt yes. Boris now. I think it's awesome. I'm you know. I'm i'm i get fired up on stuff like this because i think that You know with kids in school and seeing other kids and just kind of like seeing the the amount of opportunity that is in front of people's faces that they don't really realize there that you just kinda have to take advantage of it and think. What are the things that you were kind of alluding this earlier is you have to take advantage of it and it's to your benefit to do it in such a way that you shouldn't expect you know the the glorious things all the time right. Oh work that comes your way. Do it with a positive attitude allen your face and it may not be fun or greater glory but you know you keep doing it and keep doing it adventure you gotta get the accent work because other people notice. Have you done glorious work. Boris glorious things about the glorious stuff you could say. The design books aren't necessarily the right most glorious type of work right but some work and you do it and you do it well right. I mean it's really important to not get discouraged. There's a lot of times we have is is that you know you might perceive as they suck so right so you have to have never go not give up right. That's why you have a whole washington's. Yeah so you've got some good mentors over there though. I mean you're working with josh. And jason and and i don't think you could be working for you know Anybody better kinda do doing the stuff that you're doing and you're working for nick now. His new new newly promoted manager So i think. I think you're in a good spot. You're you're you know and you've been working with those guys pretty much the whole time. Yeah especially yeah since the very beginning almost yeah. Now how would you say You've had to adjust your skill set from officer you've mentioned doing some drawing as a youngster and then you went to school to do. Graphic design may tie you. Certain skill said right. How do you feel you've had to adjust like use some of that in adjusted to map to industrial design. So so for example. Something can be like you know used to like computers playing games that may relate to doing cab work right. Think it's almost like a fifty fifty wasn't necessarily the amusing graphic designed to influence or industrials. Aren't the kind of showed extradition Graphic design is a little bit above. I always see like price getting simpler and simpler so almost like the graphic layout of the product is a good design. Like a very simple graphically out if you do like five years that that can make a really awesome. Product is just so simple but i think design is all about any reducing reducing reducing to make the most pure form or something has designed specifically for that task and so the graphic design aspect of it is just literally say The tutte aspects needed a very simple. This look good in. Tuti is probably fairly decent. Three or k is the case. Yeah y'all gonna say it's probably very helpful that you have experienced designed because labor saying it really. It really helps you to create a product when you're really trained when you're is really trained to in proportion go in right and i think it's also interesting that you were designing lido. You're drawn tanks or trucks thousand. You ended up designing where which is not necessarily the same. But it's very good acid. Yeah.
"boris" Discussed on The Design Intent
"To the design intent. We have a fabulous guest. Boris draca. I will let boris introduce himself. But i know. Boris at del. He's been working with me and our peers adele. Now you said a decade just about a decade now just about a decade in the reason why i feel. Boris is a fantastic candidate to bring in to interview is that. Boris started off as a graphic designer. And you went to saint ed's which is a local university here and you're gonna give us a little bit of details. But basically boris came in kind of has graphic design help for the product designers and he shoved his way into the industrial design team wanting to do industrial design. And so boris. you're now give us your title adele. I'm the senior industrial designer for the ailing were team. Okay designed notebooks currently did some desktops initially. And that's kind of it okay. Well there's more to you than that but let's introduce everybody here because you haven't met everyone. I'll let them introduce themselves. So i'm daniel phipps and I run access design. Here were a small design team. And i've been in the austin area since ninety nine and extra work adele for six years and then left in Have been doing consulting here. Since i've been working here with daniel or three years on four am also the senior. That's right the most senior on so yet. I did go to design or design at the university of houston So i'm interested in seeing. What have you to this. Yeah that's that's where we should start. So boris why. Don't you talk about you. I went into university. And you're studying graphic design why design. Why graphic design and then what was the thing that made you wanna switch. Oh man i if you go back really far because think designs really kind of it's about curiosity right like you want to solve problems and it's also kind of a little bit of art to right. You want to have some sort of self expression. So i can always go back like when i was a kid obviously you sliding that's where i grew up in. It was on the front lines and so we had a lot of like. Us soldiers coming in. Yeah explain you're talking like we all know what the frontlines mean and so. I don't know about aaron. But dan and i grew up pretty comfortably here in the us. So you please. And this is why. I think this euro critical interview for us As a young man working in design but understanding your background and where you came from how you got here and then the desire to want to go into industrial design and be an industrial designer. Sure okay yes. Little back to yugoslavia would frontlines. I guess when it was sort of splitting up there was lots of different necessities. Lots of different groups out there and then in nineteen ninety-two. The war broke out there. And so do you owe sent there to have some peacekeeping between like the serbian and the croat sort of lines and lived literally riot on that front line. But one of the things that i would do is i would give the soldiers like pictures. So i was rod. They would help to our personnel carriers. And i would draw those vehicles outdraw. Alec guys that will talk to.
"boris" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Boris johnson's trip in america continues james. Boris johnson's meeting you. Joe biden later today. What we expect to be on the agenda. Well i mean. Joe biden is in some ways and already we've had his speech your internal somebody. And he's announced the us doubling its contribution to climate finance. Which makes it much more likely. You'll be able to get two hundred billion dollars of climate finance from rich nations by caught twenty six. I mean this has been a big. Uk concern boris. Johnson spoke to my very publicly on monday but that they weren't going to get to that some money which would remain the chance of getting an agreement that even more difficult so that's going to take one then. Obviously there is. The continuing fallout from the uk australia. Us deal fingers back seen in both of welcoming that talking about biden and species now. The german semi is talking about how the us doesn't want a new cold war. The subtext of that might be that the having the us would be that it is having one forced upon it and it is taking steps and as you said yourself. Katie that obviously be the usual watching the dynamic between the turf at my one of the things that is often ignored is how an so's g. seven how keen morrison's two point not just to vacuum shannon tashaun but similarities in terms of domestic agendas the big infrastructure spending bill bat batta which johnson stolen from biden as a slogan all borrowed. Sure he said he was abortions new it i think someone's high coined it before j. biden and so on on this guy is not will be the dynamic of his meeting. I say for satisfaction proportions of getting to the white house yeah. Uk prime ministers have much. Say that they are not needy and decry. The term special relationship for that purpose always very keen again. Invitation to the white house and his vow when it comes to how bush pans from common ground with joe biden. We hit that. The environment is one area but also hearing about trains. Civil g thinks that number approaches..
"boris" Discussed on Aria Code
"And it's a real source of national pride now. Unfortunately this was the only opera that the composer modesto ski completed in his lifetime. He died pretty young but he had a gift for painting a picture with music and he captured something essential about russia and its people. The opera is about it. Sar- who ruled in the late fifteen hundreds sars. We're usually born to the throne. But boris godunov was elected after a succession crisis and his legitimacy was basically called into question during his entire reign. So it's not gonna go well for him endless opera now. There's a series of natural disasters an accusation that he killed the child to take thrown and then the russian people themselves turned completely against him. And what really makes this oppor- shine is that while it is about this real life sar. And his very real life unraveling. It goes way beyond one man the libretto which was based on the work of the great russian writer. Alexander pushkin gives you this. Look at the challenges. The russian people faced at that time. Floods famines threat of invasion entire cities being wiped off the map and rebuilt not a great time to be a sorta legitimate ruler. Boris godunov monologue castiglia. Be shaped lusty is about holding power but feeling powerless at the same time. I'm not exactly an expert on sixteenth century russian history. So let's bring in the big guns. First base for papa rene started singing the role of boris got enough more than a decade ago. There's everything in it in this music. Russian soul you know to suffering doesn't little bit of luck in a little bit of joy to whole spectrum as loot transformation. He has soon go through next. Simon morrison a professor of music history at princeton university. A lot of his work focuses on russian opera and he's currently writing a book about moscow. Little did i know it's gonna take me fifteen years. But it's about the history of the city from soup to nuts or in this case from birchbark to present-day digital files.
"boris" Discussed on Aria Code
"One of the greatest things about opera is how we get to experience different languages and cultures through the stories that we see on stage. And i'm really excited today. Because this is the first episode featuring a russian aria now. Russia joined the opera party a little later than places like italy and france. But they've given us some amazing pieces. One of the very best is boris. Godunov which people consider the greatest russian opera ever written. And it's a real source of national pride now. Unfortunately this was the only opera that the composer modesto ski completed in his lifetime. He died pretty young but he had a gift for painting a picture with music and he captured something essential about russia and its people. The opera is about it. Sar- who ruled in the late fifteen hundreds sars. We're usually born to the throne. But boris godunov was elected after a succession crisis and his legitimacy was basically called into question during his entire reign. So it's not gonna go well for him endless opera now. There's a series of natural disasters an accusation that he killed the child to take thrown and then the russian people themselves turned completely against him. And what really makes this oppor- shine is that while it is about this real life sar. And his very real life unraveling. It goes way beyond one man the libretto which was based on the work of the great russian writer. Alexander pushkin gives you this. Look at the challenges. The russian people faced at that time. Floods famines threat of invasion entire cities being wiped off the map and rebuilt not a great time to be a sorta legitimate ruler. Boris godunov monologue castiglia. Be shaped lusty is about holding power but feeling powerless at the same time.
"boris" Discussed on Aria Code
"Russia joined the opera party a little later than places like italy and france. But they've given us some amazing pieces. One of the very best is boris. Godunov which people consider the greatest russian opera ever written. And it's a real source of national pride now. Unfortunately this was the only opera that the composer modesto ski completed in his lifetime. He died pretty young but he had a gift for painting a picture with music and he captured something essential about russia and its people. The opera is about it. Sar- who ruled in the late fifteen hundreds sars. We're usually born to the throne. But boris godunov was elected after a succession crisis and his legitimacy was basically called into question during his entire reign. So it's not gonna go well for him endless opera now. There's a series of natural disasters an accusation that he killed the child to take thrown and then the russian people themselves turned completely against him. And what really makes this oppor- shine is that while it is about this real life sar. And his very real life unraveling. It goes way beyond one man the libretto which was based on the work of the great russian writer. Alexander pushkin gives you this. Look at the challenges. The russian people faced at that time. Floods famines threat of invasion entire cities being wiped off the map and rebuilt not a great time to be a sorta legitimate ruler. Boris godunov monologue castiglia. Be shaped lusty is about holding power but feeling powerless at the same
"boris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"They were in coalition with the conservatives number of years ago and prompted a number of reforms. That's what led for example to this fixture in parliament act was was a result of that coalition But certainly i would think if it was that. Or boris johnson who is going to go forward with the no deal brexit than that would be possible now again we've been talking about elections in in future machinations in all of this but it of course still does not answer the question of whether brexit and under what form of brexit so this general election. I think assuming it happens before. The uk crashed out would essentially then be seen as a a second referendum on brexit but it is difficult if you still have a labor leader. That is broadly supportive of it and then it would become a question of whether or not he would back a second referendum as part of his a party manifesto going into election. Yeah i mean it's a second referendum except in the sense that both sides support leaving to one degree or another right. It's it's the leaders certainly do so before we turn to Other matters. I wanna i wanna focus briefly on jeremy corbyn substantive views here. He wants you said he wants to negotiate a better deal himself. I don't have the impression for all my distaste for her. That theresa may left a whole lot of negotiating leverage on the table like that. She sort of gave away the store to the eu. What is the thing. He thinks he can get that. She didn't get in those deals that he criticized as not good enough. I mean interestingly much of what he wants. I think you could still end up. Getting underway. theresa may deal. It would just politically require him to support. A theresa may deal so we tend to talk in shorthand about the brexit negotiations or the brexit deal. There's actually two separate documents. The first document is that withdrawal agreement. That's essentially the divorce settlement. It deals with payment with northern ireland border with the question of you know what the rights of british citizens living in europe the rights of eu citizens living in the uk. All the technical details of what the divorce looks like. And it's it's rather difficult to see how you adjust much of that leaving aside the conversation. We had about the backstop for northern ireland. The second document is the political declaration. That's not legally binding and it deals with the broad framework for what the future relationship between the uk and the eu ends up looking like and this is also a place that we're starting to see a lot. More divergence from boris johnson. So i think for jeremy corbyn he would like to see the uk. Stay in a customs union with the rest of the european union. And so what he wants could have been addressed in the political declaration by setting that out as a political aspiration for these future negotiations..
"boris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"The question is is going to be the timing. So there's two things. Essentially that parliament could do one is. Mp's could try and seize control of the house of commons order paper and timetable to force through legislation requiring. Boris johnson to ask for an extension at the act. Tober thirty first meeting. The members of parliament were doing this. In march they did manage to pass legislation. Doing that but theresa may had already come to the decision herself to ask for the extension in april so so one question is whether they can use legislative mechanisms to try and prevent a deal. No deal brexit. The second option is this idea of no confidence vote. So parliament is on recess right now in august. It comes back on september third labour leader. Jeremy corbyn is already talking about calling a vote of no confidence in boris's government several years ago when there was a coalition government. Parliament passed this six term parliament. Act to try and prevent a number of snap elections so under this new legislation if you call a vote of no-confidence and the government loses that vote. There is a fourteen day period where members of parliament can try and cobbled together a government. So could boris cobble together. A different configuration of government. Could jeremy corbyn cobbled together. A government and one of the things people have been talking about is a letter writing government as they're calling it essentially a government of national unity. All this government would do is write a letter to brussels asking them to extend the deadline from october. Thirty first so that there would not be a crash out with no deal now. Some people are arguing that it's very difficult to see some conservative. Mp's backing jeremy corbyn in doing this But that is one of the parliamentary gambits. That people are looking at the other question. That people are asking is if force johnson loses a vote of no confidence in theory and as i understand it under the legislation. He gets to set the date of the election so he could say fine. We'll have an election on november first but we are leaving the eu on. October thirty first. So then you get into all sorts of debate about whether the queen would get involved and whether the queen could force him to have an earlier election. So people are very Deep in the weeds of british constitutional law. Now looking at these things. But i think the the the number of scenarios are either some sort of legislation to request an extension or a vote of no confidence. And whether or not you could prevent boris from setting a later date and whether it would be possible to cobble together a unity government to ask for an extension and do we have a sense of whether that one vote majority if if a vote of no confidence were put on the floor of parliament tomorrow. Not that we've been all that great anticipating what parliament will do. But do we have a sense of whether the conservative party and the democratic unionists hold together. And you actually prevail by one. Vote on that side or would there be as there were with. Theresa may a whole bunch of defectors from her own caucus that that absolutely is the the key question. I two things one that that one vote majority actually relies on ten votes from the democratic. Unionist party so he doesn't even have a majority based on his conservative party. He's already relying on this unionist party from northern ireland to give him ten additional votes Otherwise he would be down significantly and so that's why reverting to a backstop for northern ireland only would cost him likely ten seats Second it's really going to be a question for some of these conservative. Mp's you've had some of them be very vocal throughout the leadership campaign and even now that they don't support a no deal brexit. They think it's going to be disastrous and so for them. It's really gonna be this question of conscience as to whether or not they vote against their leader what that means for their own seats longer term and knowing the mood of the public in terms of these these last elections now. The conservative party has gone up in the polls in the last couple of weeks..
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"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 eu citizens living in the uk so from the us perspective. Boris is going to have to deal with the set of issues either now in advance of a no deal brexit or immediately after a no deal brexit the e. u.'s. Perspective is that it's going to be so catastrophic in chaotic 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. 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 a royal pain in the ass and very embarrassing for the eu but it is potentially catastrophic for the uk 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 pull a forty five out of his pocket and shoot himself in the head. Is there some sort of damocles hanging over. Brussels that is not hanging over. boris johnson. Himself were or is this or is this a situation in which he's standing under a giant sword and they're standing under like the toothpick of damocles and threatening them. i think those are very apt analogies. I think he expects the europeans to be much more freaked out about the prospect of a no deal brexit than they seem to be. It's certainly going to be economically damaging and problematic for them. It's not something they want but they have been preparing for it for the last year or to the french. The dutch others have been hiring additional border. Guards their attitude is. It's going to be painful but but we can bear this the only country that's really gonna suffer in. Interestingly it's the one that's the most dogmatic on this question of the backstop is ireland Because ireland of course is going to have to live with the consequences of a destabilized peace process in northern ireland. Which you're already seeing continued warnings of the political economic insecurity risk there The uk government is said. We're not gonna put customs infrastructure on the border with with ireland. We don't wanna do that. The irish government has also been saying that publicly but the problem for them is if they wanna maintain trade with the rest of the eu. They're going to have to comply with the regulations and certify that what is coming out of their country is in compliance and so ireland is is really the remaining eu country. That's going to get squeezed the most on this But i think most observers would agree with with your assessment of the situation. And i find it a little hard to understand why boris assumes that the eu is is going to blink which is very amped up rhetoric on no deal. Brexit seems to suggest that that's the path he's very rapidly heading down all right so option to is that his government does not last long enough for this. Now he's got a one vote majority or however many you said he had one right and there are plenty of of tores who did not support brexit and cannot be happy with the situation and so my question is why should we assume his government will last. You know five weeks let alone. Three more months i is. It's very difficult to see Not having an election at some point this fall..
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"Amazing and pretty much beyond our expectations On that level does stories more today here on the world. I'm Marco Werman. This is the world. Great Britain remains is in the hands of prime minister. Boris Johnson but with a stronger grip than before Johnson's Conservative Party notched a landslide victory with a simple message get brexit done and so it will get done probably next month but leaving the European Union actually leaving for real more than three years after voting to do it. It's GonNa take time and and there are still many many unknowns for the British people on the road ahead. The world's ORLA Berry has been covering this election for us and she joins us from London the day after ORLA. What is this election can result and the massive victory for bars Johnson's conservatives mean for brexit itself it feels a little like for a lot of us here the BREXIT referendum for random result of twenty? Sixteen that sense. The people got and how divided people were in terms of brexit terms of leave and remain and I guess it's a reminder kind from any in the US of how you felt in twenty sixteen when you woke up in that November morning unsold the results of the trump Clinton election. It's a thumping victory for Boris Johnson. Ada Devastating defeat for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labor Party is so what does it mean for Brexit. It means Brexit will happen unless the sky falls. Britain will believe in the European Union at the end of January. Boris Johnson has his majority now. The three Semaine never had he can get his deal through parliament. He did make an effort to sound a note of unity in his speech to the nation at ten Downing Street today and he appealed for both sides to try and put these three and a half years of real polarization real bitterness behind us everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin. Well we'll see if that's possible or a Briton. Leaves on January thirty first leaves the EU does that mean that Then we will stop talking about Brexit. If only Marco you should know better than that as someone said to me. It's like a TV series where it goes on for so long. You can't actually remember who the original characters were January. Thirty first is the end of phase one of BR exist and we move into phase two and this is figuring out future relationship between the UK and the EU. He has until the end of December twenty twenty to reach an agreement with the EU. On what that's supposed to look like he has said he won't ask for another extension. Then again you remember what he said the last time round. He said he would prefer to be dead in a ditch. Then ask for an extension so we will see the ask for an extension next year. We'll still be talking about brexit then Marco for a whole `nother year exactly at the very least European leaders have also been reacting to the news of Johnson's landslide victory. What have they been saying? Well I guess for many of them they never wanted to see. Brexit happened but I think today the soundings from many of them seemed to be just a widespread sigh of relief. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutter probably put it most succinctly he. He was asked at a news conference in Brussels whether he felt sadness or relief after British result and he said that during the hill so essentially neither just a factual observation. This can help to settle this. I think everyone will find that positive because we do need to move on otherwise this could carry Arjan for years. anglo-american was also out today. She was asked about the German chancellor and she said we now have a competitor on our doorstep so she's already moved down the road into the future to look at the relationship between both sides but there were some general positive soundings as well from the EU this this is ours lavender line. She's the European Commission president and probably the most upbeat voice from Europe. Today this is not the end of something. This is the beginning of excellent future relations between good neighbors. It is a new chapter in history or Donald Trump tweeted today congratulating. Boris Johnson and saying Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new trade deal after brexit. This deal has a potential to be far bigger and more lucrative live than any deal that could be made with the EU. Is that true ORLA. First of all not so fast because before Britain begins any trade deals with the US it first of all has to sort out its exit from the EU. So at the moment everything is speculation. Also it's important to point out that the issue of the Irish border hasn't hasn't been clarified. Yes and Nancy Pelosi in particular had said there is no chance the. US Congress will approve a trade pact with Britain if brexit closes the Irish border that's it the US ambassador to the UK. Woody Johnson he was out today. He's spinning more positive. Knows on all of this. And he's been in reassuring people in Britain that there's a very bryce and prosperous future ahead you've been in the U. and subject to all this for the last forty years and now oh you can be very creative and look forward to a new world and that he respects. That's one way of putting it and another positive note. By the way Marco the pound. Did they'd go up last night at the announcement of Boris Johnson's victory and the victory of the Conservative Party. So at least there is that the rules ORLA Berry in London Orla till the next time. Maybe we won't talk Brexit for a few weeks Well anyway do you promise no no. I don't thanks very much thanks marco. It's not the end but today could be the beginning of the end of the U. S. China trade war. It started in one thousand nine months ago. And it's been sending tremors through the global economy ever since but now. US and Chinese officials say they've worked out. What an initial deal? Jake parkers with the US. China Business Council in Washington. I asked him for the highlights. What we're hearing so far? Is that the phase one agreement will cover. Ip He protection technology transfer. We'll have some movement on the structural concerns companies facing agriculture imports to the China market covers financial services liberalisation in currency as well as expanding trade. which is some of the numbers that they've talked about today? In terms of new Chinese purchases also note very importantly doesn't include a dispute resolution mechanism that will also ensure that both sides are able to enforce the agreement. I mean there's a big categories kind of stuff. They've been talking about all along. If you had to do the ledger edger. Who would you say are the winners or losers here will look so? Nobody wins in trade worth so I think that both sides are going to win by De Escalating. The conflict in the last several years say that winner is businesses who've been doing trade with China. This should also liberalize some sectors for investment so moving forward lowered putting a base to the deterioration of the bilateral relationship is very positive and what about. US farmers who've been hit pretty hard. We'll have to wait and see what the final details are but it does sound like China is going to be removing some of the impediments to selling certain US products to the China market meat poultry. We're hopeful for ethanol will have greater market access in China and it should increase the sales of US farmers products to China going forward. What details do we still not have about the trade deal like what you most want answers to at this point? I think what we're looking forward to seeing as the text around intellectual property rights protection as well as technology transfer also. The devil is in the detail on many of these issues so we'd also like to see what's in the text of the agreement. We understand from the Chinese press conference today is that the text is agreed between the two parties. But it hasn't undergone legal review or translation. So that'll be key stage for understanding the full details. There's been so much back and forth on trade relations with China under the trump administration You said the devil's in the details. Are you concerned. The deal might not stick well. I think that's why. The enforcement mechanism is so critical. Look we've encouraged the administration to take this step understand. It will be a process where concerns raised bilaterally laterally and then each side they feel the other side is not implemented appropriately will have the opportunity to enforce and bring either tariffs or other penalties to bear. Sounds sounds like you're hopeful. I think that we would applaud the administration for de escalating the conflict and many of the issues that have been raised in phase one therefore than just window dressing. We're GONNA have to see the details in the text but I think we're cautiously optimistic that this is the right way forward. You know a lot of people say trump created this conflict. Inflict in the first place. Are we back to where we started. No I think we're beyond where we started attorney. The financial markets were not open. And indeed they were not planning to be open until twenty twenty two so we have seen acceleration of that for two years. If we're able to tackle many of these longstanding agricultural areas that will open China's market more fully us the US agricultural products. Something we haven't seen in the past any new commitments on currency hopefully dispel the concerns around China being a currency manipulator. The future so so we have to resolve all the issues.