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Fresh update on "conservative party" discussed on The Strategists
"So carter your thoughts on on on. How o'toole is graded on the outcome of shimon. Yes that's a seven minute question for you. Corey and i would grade on a curve corey and i would say this was a this is a good performance against a well performing liberal government and the fact that that it's been let's say fought to a stalemate or are masha done sort of speak. Yeah you did a great job to do that. But the the geniuses of the conservative party are going to put this guy in the ground they are going to run another leadership where they get You know excellent competition like andrew. Scheer versus max bernie or you'll tool verses Versus peter mackay. So you know this time. It's pollyannas already. Basically launched his leadership campaign trying to collect signature trying to collect people's data. If you are anywhere in canada and you sign up for peer polly of email or petition site. You're an idiot. don't do that. Please don't do that pierre paul. The of is launching his leadership. This is a terrible mistake. You looking at you know how jagmeet singh is done just getting a couple of elections under his belt getting better at this the conservatives need to give that opportunity to o'toole he needs at least two elections to show that he has the ability to win or to lose and if they don't they will continue to be in. There were will richest rebranding who we are strategy and no one will know until the election who the conservatives actually are gray jump in before we. We ran this out if he loses. They'll drop them in. That's insane because he performed very well where the failed was when they deviated from that strategy of looking like progressive conservative moderate conservatives when they forgot that was their strategy so when they didn't just abandon that gun rhetoric immediately when they stood by kenny longer than they needed to which was. they didn't need to at all. He was already burned commodity even amongst conservatives in alberta right and the people who put the pressure on to make those decisions. I suspect are going to be the same ones who now come from. But they're the reason you're parties failing conservatives. You'd be nuts not to keep erin o'toole around for another run after this performance carter. I'm gonna. I'm going go into some final commentary as we wrap up our strategist. Podcasts election. Awards special stephen carter. Some rapid fire questions. These are not called over under lightning round. These are called different things. Because it's these strategist podcasts. Election award special..
Fresh update on "conservative party" discussed on The Strategists
"Best strategy award be. Who would go to from your perspective. Well so. I don't know that half of that list of strategies i would say many of them are opportunistic tactics that they play into bigger stories. But they're not the strategies. The cbc platform is part of a bigger thing. And i'm going to get back there. Because that's this is where i end up here at the ppc providing political home for the antivirus. That's a strategy. Right that's a this is who we're going to be in our actions. Follow this but most of these other things. They were just in reaction and they were determined to fit into a broader strategic plan that already existed here. Strategy is got to be graded on where it took you to based on where you were and you have to give the nod to the conservative strategy writ large and zoom out further and say oh tool from taking over the conservative party through all the way people were very critical about it. We talked a lot about it. Carter was very critical. I was pretty plaza where they because I can see things that steven can't well. We we also are homeowners. You'll island that's right. But he made the calculation that he would sort of live with the right wing of his party as long as he had a two and he would tack hard towards the center when election and there were a lot of signs of that and there were a lot of skeptics. That this would work at this point regardless of what happens tomorrow. You have to say that worked right. This was supposed to be an election where the liberals were going to come in and they were supposed to get a majority government as their reward for all of this against eight. Totally feckless erin o'toole but they came out very hard that platform on day. One was a big part of that strategy. To say this is who we are. You can talk about the hidden conservative agenda. This is our very unhidden agenda. Some things you're gonna love some things you're going to say. Well what the hell is that. But it's all right out there already for you. And the way that they then presented themselves unfailingly as moderates up until of course the guns thing and then with the kenny staff was was really quite impressive and it continues to be their strategy and he continues to talk about himself as a progressive conservative and as a result. You're seeing that. This election is in play for him and erin o'toole right now. The consensus will probably lose tomorrow. Not definitely probably but he was supposed to get crushed and he made this thing incredibly competitive. And and that's why you gotta say this strategic victory here who i crown the best strategists of election twenty twenty one or the conservative party of canada strategist. They did a hell of a job. Carter does does o'toole get graded on a curve. You're saying you're saying that the grading scale for trudell was anything but a majority is an underperformance is o'toole coming in very close second being viable for a very long time in this campaign. Should he lose tomorrow. Big asterix right. Because we don't know should he lose tomorrow is he given that same is he. Giving a charitable approach that you weren't supposed to even come close so kudos buddy or is it fuck man. You're up for three weeks. In this campaign you couldn't seal deal which one of the two emerges as the narrative for o'toole heading into tomorrow and i also want to say isn't korea huge dick for just trying to tease out what strategy is and what it isn't we. Will you know more than us. Yeah carter jumping on. The o'toole question. Because i think that's interesting because it will be a defining moment of how is he handled with conservative kid gloves..
Fresh update on "conservative party" discussed on The Strategists
"Is are are attributed though to trudeau arguing with protesters both his comments on the first night where he said they've had a hard year to year. Yeah i remember that. We've talked about that line a lot. Yeah i also think a lot about him saying. Isn't there hospital. you should be protesting. Which know given that. His wife was just called a whore. Like i think we can forgive right and it was a flip. Line it i i. I wouldn't be in the mood for it. Either if i were him. And and all of the ones in between all of his commentary about how he will not back down to these people did he just gave us every night that he got into a fight with them. He gave us another quote and in my mind. They've aggregated into just the feud of the election which is aiming the protesters carter. Do you feel like do. Feel like those trudeau. Lines have actually galvanized something meaningful for him and his campaign. Do you feel like those moments have actually helped him or are they just of the distant past and it's just been the contrast against him no tool because part of that strategy. We'll talk about strategies. Coming up has been o'toole has been trudeau trying to run against anti vaxxers rather than o'toole directly. Do you feel like that. Portion of the campaign successfully worked for him. It has worked. But it's also i mean it's it's it's faint praise because those are the only elements that we actually get to evaluate him on because there haven't been any other stellar moments right. So he gets the rebel. He gets the anti backs moments. Those are the things that we're grading mom because it took it you know it's day thirty five of the campaign and we still don't know why we're in the damn election As per according to the liberals so you know he he. He's performed so poorly on the campaign trail so far that that these minor victories Against the vaccines are the anti vaccines are are what defines the campaign for us so far glass. Move it on to our next category guys. This one is a popular category. This comes up every single year. This category is alberta premier. Most likely to fuck up the campaign for the conservative party of canada. Stephen carter the nominees. Are jason kenney or right in carter. Are you going with jason kenney or going with right in this time you know. I was thinking about this a lot. I was thinking about law. He'd klein you know. There's been some epic battles. It's jason kenny. It's jason kenney by a mile the first of all jason don't come out of your whole was the first instruction and then when he did..
The Blonde Leading: Britains Two Years Under Boris Johnson
"At the stroke of midnight on what was dubbed freedom day in britain last week clubbers hit the dancefloor starting what is in effect a grand epidemiological experiment watched by the world restrictions on the size of gatherings social distancing and masks all lifted this weekend a major music festival called latitude happened in the county of suffolk with forty thousand. Attendees the unlocking is powered by a belief in the strength of britain's vaccination campaign although deaths remained low and cases have fallen from a peak last week. Nearly thirty thousand people at day are still catching. Covert and five thousand. People are hospitalized. The architect of this bold plan is prime minister. Boris johnson who has as of this weekend but office for two years. The dodgers the doomsters the gloomsters. They outgained to get it wrong again. The people are british politics columnists. Adrian wooldridge hardly knows what great to give for the prime minister's performance but appropriately. He puts it in the way. Mister johnson's alma mater oxford university does alpha versus gamma. And there's plenty of work to mark. This was quite frankly extraordinary. Hectic two years he's proved parliaments for which he was rebuked by the supreme court is expelled. Twenty one grandees from the conservative party. Costea ms majority and he's being reelected with a massive majority. If you look at his life personally he's had a child he's supposed to second wife. He's marriages stood. Wi fi almost died all curve. Nineteen so there's been no
"conservative party" Discussed on The Big Story
"You're listening to a frequency podcast network production at this point. Conventional wisdom is that we're talking about when not if we get a federal election this year and that means it's time for the polling firms to start getting to work in earnest. I will spare you all the numbers because most of them are the same and because our guest will explain them much better than i can. All you really need to know that the current polls are almost universally bad news for the conservative party and its leader erin. O'toole the ipsos poll shows. If an election were held today the liberals would receive thirty five percent of the decided popular. Vote up two percent. From last month the conservatives led by erin o'toole stand at twenty eight percent down two percent o'toole replaced andrew scheer after sheer failed to bring home a winnable election and he was supposed to bring a more moderate approach to a party that has recently struggled to attract neutral canadian voters and he has tried but the numbers show. It isn't working. Why how much of this can the conservatives blame simply on the pandemic. how much can they blame on. Oh tools job as leader and how much of it is just a bad situation. Are the conservatives stock between a rock and a hard place between an angry base that hates justin trudeau and the tone that they would have to adopt to attract voters who don't really hate trudeau but are open to an alternative. The election so far has not been called. The campaign has not yet begun..
UK's Johnson Faces Questions Over Flat Refurbishment Funding
"British prime minister Boris Johnson faced questions over the costly refurbishment of his apartment on London's Downing Street following the series of the century indications that made by his former top adviser in a wide ranging blogposts Dominic Cummings accused his former boss of attempting an unethical foolish possibly illegal plan to get Conservative Party donors to fund a lavish refurbishment of the apartment the charges the latest in a string of allegations that Johnson and other conservatives including former prime minister David Cameron blood or broke rules relating to contacts with the owners and businesses opposition parties have picked up on that occasions ahead of local elections next month there is shockingly London
Germany's Green Party Selects Candidate for Chancellor
"Here in Germany with the Green Party's staking its claim to lead Europe's biggest economy. For the first time ever, the greens have announced a chancellor candidate. Her name is Anna Lena Fair ball, and she aims to succeed Angela Merkel. If the Greens win September's elections, and the numbers are looking good opinion polls placed them second only by a small margin. The Angela Merkel's conservatives. With two party leaders, one needed to step aside and all but topic did so, making Anna Lena Bear book the first Green chancellor candidate ever. In her first speech, she promised a renewal in German politics. And a departure from the status quote. This is a matter of who I'm getting. We must make changes to create a fair country, a country where daycare centers and schools are truly the best places to be a country where care give us generally have the time and above all, the resource is too careful people, a country in which the state functions digitally and serves its citizens. Diverse and cosmopolitan, country values based and strong democracy. 40 year old became politically active within the Green Party in 2008, focusing on foreign and security issues. Only five years later, she entered the bonus Tak, the German parliament at the age of 32. They actually quickly and respect for her thoroughness and knowledge of detail. She has a degree in international law and spent several years abroad in the U. S. London and Brussels. She now lives in Potsdam, with her husband and their two young daughters. Best yet carefully correct Raft announcement came in sharp contrast to the bruising power struggles still going on within Germany's conservative Party. Both contenders. There were quick to react to bad books candidacy. Got a lever on Elena Congratulate Angelina Bear book, and I can promise her that this CTU in Germany is looking forward to a fair election campaign in
Macron Moves Right As Next French Presidential Election Looms
"Facing no threat from the left in next year's election, French President Emmanuel Macron is moving sharply to the right. His principal opponent is likely to be the far right populist million. The pen. When they faced off in 2017 voters rallied to Mac want to keep the pen out of office. But as NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports that may not happen in next year's vote. Parliamentarians from France's mainstream conservative party have been proposing a flurry of controversial amendments aimed at restricting the muslin veil quality control. A totalitarian Islamic for combat was John. We can't let Islamist totalitarianism impose its symbols on minors, said Senator Valeri Boy, Hey as she introduced a measure to ban girls under 18 from wearing the job. The amendments have no chance of becoming law. But they show how desperate the conservative party is to win back voters. It lost to the far right, says Rim, Sarah Ah, Juan, who studies religious freedom and civil liberties at the University of to lose capital. With the election coming off course it's who is going to Pender the most of the far right. I mean or political party are adopting the rhetoric of the far right. It's like a dream come true. They're running the campaign for them. Many look, it doesn't have anything to do with. To be honest. The amendments were to a larger bill to fight extremism proposed by Macron centrist government. It will give broad powers to shut down religious and other organizations. Sena's promoting ideas incompatible with French
Conservative Convention & Indigenous Interests
"Topic this week takes us in the right direction onto the virtual floor of twenty twenty one the recent policy convention of the conservative party of canada and You know i guess if there's an election looming i think it behooves us to think about while to think about the opposition party because you know the here's the thing right. The liberals are in power in a minority situation. But i had to look it up how much the liberals won by. And i'm talking here. The popular vote. Kansas because i know brock lows trivia. I'm going to put this all in you. What was the difference in the popular. Vote in the two thousand nineteen election expressed as a percentage on. That's a question. I remember there being stories about it. But i can't remember the exact percentage but it's closer than you think and i had to look it up so i'm not i'm not any better here. The difference between the two parties was a difference of one point two two percent ahead. Here's what blew me away though. According to a piece written by. Paul wells for maclean's last month. The conservative party actually had two hundred thousand more votes. They won the popular vote. Wow i forgot. How did you remember. Brooke i did. But i'm a political nerd or at least a recovering political nerd. So yes for once. I got your trivia. I don. I don't think i remembered the one point two two but i did remember that the concern for me. It was kind of personal. Because i i really didn't like andrew scheer. I used to be and his writing. Okay in regina. And i just i. It was always a complete mystery to me how he was appealing to
Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same
"When johnson talks about the uk's world-beating response to covid nineteen vaccine pogrom passes muster. It's been an unqualified success or one of the reasons. His conservative party are so far ahead in the polls over twenty five million brits have received their job so fall but the government unexpectedly announced show fall in the number of vaccines delivered in april juice. Supply issues and the debate has a geopolitical angle. To given the you struggling with its own vaccine rollout slovan the line. The european commission president on the block might even consider export controls. All options are on the table. We are in the crisis of the century. And i'm not ruling out any anything for now because we have to make sure that europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible so sarah. Let's begin with the overall state of the uk's vaccine pogrom based on what was set out in december. It's pretty much all going to plan fairly high levels of takeover ninety four percent i believe and the government is insisting that all over fifty will have had their first job by the middle of april. So what's the problem. Well a week ago we would have said. This was indeed the most Astonishingly amyloid success and a sign of vessel. Buoyant moved around it. Was that the with some very clear briefing to a couple of the saturday newspapers suggesting that we were actually going to move to the over forty's much sooner than expected so it was a bit of a jolt to find out on wednesday that in fact. Nhs people involved in the program had been told that they must hold booking any new appointments throughout april because the been a sudden very significant reduction in the supplies available so that really has put the first serious dent in the narrative which right from december the eight. I think it was the day. That william shakespeare became one of the first two vaccine as now suddenly. The government is in the unaccustomed position of having to explain what's happening and explain why some of the public expectations that they'd raised so hard may not be met to be fair to the government. They still absolutely insisting they're on track with the two big dates that they've set for this program that all over fifty should be vaccinated by the middle of april. And all adult britons. Who wants a job will have had it at the end of july. But there's no question that it's been a difficult political management problem for them this week and very much not the position that they'd hoped to be in the club. Let's have a look at why this might be happening and seven. I spent a lot of this week speaking to people. Whitehall trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the scenes with matt. Hancock gave us a of clarity in the house of commons and the government is pinning own production issues. The first one is this batch of one point seven million jobs that we sent back for testing and the second thing is the supply from the soham institute of india which again the governor's put down to supply issues but others are saying that actions being blocked by modi's government from shipping out to the uk. Exactly it is pretty opaque what's happening. There are two elements. Here that can hold up. Supplies one is the genuinely technical difficulties in producing a complex biological process. I mean it's not straightforward zanu vaccine and a lot of the manufacturing sites haven't made this sort of marin a vaccine before it scale factor. You could say none of them have because this is the first one. That's the fiso won. The astra zeneca at novartis vaccine is also level to a complicated process. So there are technical supply issues and then there at the political ones. You alluded to and i don't know whether the serum institute of india supply has been blocked for political reasons because india was having rather a good downturn in covert cases. But that's turning up again. Unfortunately and there are feelings. That indian government wanted to have it at home. This is so. I think if we look at the context of this a lot of it is actually not that much of a serious problem that we were crunching the numbers this week and april is a significant moment in the vaccine program for the uk. Because yes they were vaccinated all over fifty which according to people like christie chief medical officer of england which uses ninety nine percents of deaths on messages the pressure on the nhc s. But eneko you have to install the second jobs. Really the po- gum began to scale up towards the end of january and eleven week window. The nhl is set between the first and second doses. That really kicks in april and but hancock said this week that really still going to be delivering about fourteen million jobs throughout april which is low though. It's been in march but it's still a pretty high number so it's probably good to keep it in context with feels really what's gone wrong. Here is expectations that the rogue briefing about forty s really feels like delivers come off the bush tourism bush. Johnson's tried to restrain for much of twenty twenty. One yes and i think some. Nhs officials were less than delighted about that huge raising expectations last weekend. In a way. I think this was always going to be a difficult point for the program. It was absolutely predictable that at the point at which second doses to scale up there was going to be a deep in first doses. So it's perhaps unfortunate that there wasn't more subtle public preparation. You're absolutely right international standards even in april. We're still going to be doing more. Vaccinations than many of our counterparts. So it's particularly unfortunate wasn't better preparation. Because i think in the minds of a lot of britain's the will now be a sense of this program isn't doing well it's stumbled. It didn't have to be this way that it could have been very differently presented. And after all as i said the government is still on track to meet those two deadlines that it says now clive. We need to put this in the context of europe as well and we heard from s. the von d'alene at the top. That and you still really struggling with its vaccine vo loud but the most baffling things. She's seen this week. Is the story about the astra zeneca job and how effective or side effects. That may have in this concern. Over blood clots we heard from the ama from the nhra in the uk from the world health organization. All saying there are no concerns about blood. Clots and ashes annika vaccine yet at didn't stop lawson countries from halting giving out the doses. It's a very complicated picture on side effects. At least the spotlight turned away from efficacy. Before countries in continental europe were worrying that the astrazeneca vaccine wouldn't work well enough to older people. I think the efficacy questions have more or less be answered now. The spotlight is on whether they're adverse side effects and a few of those have been discovered there. These two different sorts of blood disorders do with abnormal clotting thrombosis that have been detected in people who just been vaccinated in norway in germany elsewhere on continental europe. The numbers are tiny. I would say fewer than twenty around the continent. Investigation is still continuing. There's no proven link with the vaccine. But a lot of vaccine knowledge ists the might be a link. But that is no reason to stop the vaccination program when it's saving tens of thousands of lives probably and people have said that just by halting for a few days the astrazeneca vaccination and continental europe. This week until the european medicines agency said it was okay that would have cost lives. It loves cost lives directly because people weren't getting vaccinated and it also probably unfortunately of cost lives indirectly because all the publicity about ad side effects will just undermined confidence in the vaccine
GOP divided over growing anti-democratic drift in party
"Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing censure. Democratic House members are said to introduce the proposal this week. Green has made remarks supporting the assassination of current and former Democratic elected officials, Senator Bernie Sanders on ABC this week says the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Ultimately, they will continue being a Conservative party that believes in democracy or an authoritarian party based on big lies, conspiracy theories and, in fact, a movement toward violence, and I hope the Republicans Make the right decision. The formal request contains a demand for Green's resignation from Congress and
A Weekend Of Chaos In Britain
"Been a weekend of chaos. in britain. the prime minister. Boris johnson gave a press conference on saturday which kick started a chain of events that is now being felt worldwide launch price former communications director at number ten downing street joins me now and monaco own editorial director tyler overlay is on the line from our studio launch. If we could begin with you can you talk us through. What's happened since saturday afternoon. Well basically christmas in britain has not quite been canceled. But it's come pretty close to it and it's enfold a pretty massive change of direction if not u-turn by the british government only on wednesday of last week. The prime minister was saying it would be inhuman draws people to cancel that christmas plans And then on saturday. He was forced to do a news conference in which he said that that is exactly what he was asking them to do. So that now people in in this country because of this new variant of covid nineteen essentially will be asked to just see a small number of people depending on where they live in the country on one day only on christmas day and then of course. We learned yesterday overnight. that's because of this New variant which is understandable because in great concern around the world. People struggled to see whether or not they have already with a. If they haven't they can they can contain the to prevent it coming. In from the united kingdom of borders closed all over the place huge queues to lorries trying to get to the at channel pulse dover in in particular where the crossing is to france and The french assigned that they won't take any huge queues at the an railway stations that get out of london and also chaos at the airports with likes being canceled to just about every destination you can of and it's hard to keep track of all the buddhas being closed at the moment. Tyler could bring you in here. What is the european view. We'll good afternoon georgia. European is one of not just canceling flights and cancelling connections. But also what we're seeing now. are now new quarantines going up so you know brits and also we also focused on maybe on a territory close to your heart or close to your heart also south africa as well because south africa is very much in the news as well it it. It is really in line with the uk as another country. is seeing outright bans on all travelers arriving whether the company from cape town or Or johannesburg into germany into switzerland and elsewhere as well so you have mean proper borders closes. It looked to for that moment. Yesterday we saw the dutch saying that. Okay airlinks We're going to be suspended but now we're looking at you. No one is allowed to arrive. in many countries the uk. And as you said almost minute by minute there are new measures going by countries across the continent here I mean lance one of your former colleagues listed campbell says it looks like the whole country is being put in brexit four by the rest of the world when incompetence meets venality and covert and brexit combined to expose the worst possible government at the worst possible. Time which you agree has this been woefully mishandled. Mile does have a way with words doesn't he. And he's absolutely right to in pretty much. Everything within the he says. Of course you have to separate this from from brexit brexit the final brexit deadline. Which is the thirty first of january. Hasn't yet hit us but as honestly suggests it's a taste of what we thought who's going to come anyway and he's also right to say that it raises a big question over the competence of the government other new variant of covid. Nineteen isn't boris johnson. Falls it's not anybody's walton in the in the british government but their reluctance to recognize. What so many other people around the world were recognizing and what their own scientific medical devices with telling them. Which was that the original plan for a five day. Christmas virtual virtually a free for all in the uk was just madness to only for that only to dawn on them on saturday. In the light of the new virus i think does call call call into question their their competence the end of the year when actually frankly dot competence has been called into question many times. I mean you think that johnson used the fact of the new variant to excuse his u-turn and was that then the perfect excuse for european borders to to fall like dominoes and shut us off physically from the block. Is there a little bit of perhaps schadenfreude going on here. We'll do spend a lot of speculation today georgina. You look at a number of different european news. Outlets are we also heading for some type of emergency extension Which could potentially happen. Which would again this would be of. Course be you know the perfect measure You have this new strain. You have borders. Of course being closed eros suspended cetera There there's no better excuse to if they wanted to kick this into the grass. I mean no one wants this But certainly you have to think here we have incredibly busy government Who have to deal with logistics issues. they have to deal with A media and public storm around this. I think we could be could be heading for certainly if you're listening to a lot of the correspondence at have brussels today. Maybe an extension talking about those logistical issues. Lonzo i mean. There are serious concerns about supply chains. How will the border closures affect availability of because then indeed traffic. Kent is already gridlocked in terms of traffic coming into the uk. Of course the roots are still open. If people wish to use those rates as a question ma about whether eu holiest would want to send their vehicles into the uk If they didn't get out again especially in the run-up to christmas and the other thing to remember is that a quite a lot quite a high percentage of trade across the english channel is unaccompanied freight. So it goes in containers dr flirt. It's picked up on the other side so there's no physical as a human being crossing with it and that can continue so the supermarkets and the many people in industry. I'll say don't panic yet. But we may be days away from them saying actually. Now's the time to panic I mean tyler is britain and by extension boris johnson. The sick man of europe. Is this an unprecedented crisis. Could we compare it to. I don't know one thousand nine hundred nine well if you look at some of the headlines in the papers certainly in the german press. We've been seeing the word pariah state being used at. This is not something that you throw around lightly georgina and of course. Adrian has lancer as well. You're there've been so many missteps on the part of this government of boris johnson's government over the last year You know just you fits and starts Throats and certainly near the stop start notion of of how to deal with this and then there's just the pure calms issue that you had the health secretary matt hancock. You're really using the words out of control. No one wants to be quoted and heard to be using the world words out of control. But that's of course what is what is popping up in the media all over the place so this is very much a situation Which is a on number ten. Watch and i really. I mean unfortunate viewing You know when we have just a little over week to run to the end of the year absolutely. I mean the whole thing about boris. Johnson is his popularity. He's been trying to do everything. Save christmas to just remain popular. He's he's a brinkman he makes. He puts off decisions until the last possible moment. He's had to do this thing he didn't want to do. What does this mean for his future. Well it certainly calls into question. I think quite a lot of wiser heads in the conservative party. A wondering about the man that elected as their leader elected him as the leader essentially because he was offering a clean break with the party's and and with the country's past as a member of the european union but there were a lot of alarm bells were ringing even before he was elected leader of the conservative party so prime minister about whether he had the kind of character to do the job. Not as those questions are even more relevant today but one aspect of his character is an shown this time and time and time again is that he thinks he can get away with almost anything so things he said in the past that might have ruined other people's political raise. He shrugged them off with a joke or or a struggle. Whatever it whatever it may be decision sees a potential scandals in his private and professional life. He thinks he can trump the more often. Just get on with it. And i think that Which is a kind of you know. Fly by the seat of your pants. Premiership simply isn't up to the task that now faces and and we're we're finding that out and a lot of people paying the price for it absolutely tolerate wonder. If i could just end with you. I don't know how much of an astronomer who are but saturn jupiter comes closest. They've been in almost four hundred years today. The the two giants of the solar system will be just not point one degrees part in the night sky that makes them appear to be one bright star just about the moon the great conjunction as it's being called also coincides with the winter solstice. Now we all know what happened. Two thousand and twenty years ago when there was a bright star. Do you think this is a potent from the heavens. Are we to expect the second coming or the end of days. I think we were corresponding last night. Georgina did use the word biblical then. So i didn't know if that's sort of foxfire. D'you into into that orbit certainly feels like that with this. It is really a convergence on on so so so many levels. I mean if you if you break this down thinking about the the the the ongoing political story that we've had around brexit Really pretty much a year that we've now been dealing with at least global level with this pandemic And then all of these other we call them niggly. Bits that are also I think surrounding the uk at the moment As well so this will be on. This will be revisiting. The story of sure later today and we'll be talking about it across the week for sure. Absolutely and i think just to tear each other up if we could schedule a zoom call later where we both sing. Tutsi-run emma sheet. Is christmas eve That would go some way to alleviating the absolutely. I think that's going to have to be heavily on the playlist this afternoon. We'll look forward to chatting later. Thank you very much to tyler and to launch price
Britain's PM faces revolt over fresh restrictions
"The British government is warning lawmakers who opposes strict coronavirus restrictions that the measures all the only way to avoid a surge that may overwhelm the health system a full week national not down in England is due to end next week and will be replaced by three T. at regional measures that restrict business activity travel and socializing the vast majority of the country is being put into the upper two tiers now prime minister Boris Johnson faces opposition from his own Conservative Party lawmakers who say the economic damage outweighs the public health benefits some say they will vote against the measures in parliament on Tuesday while Johnson I like Michael Grove says the measures on grimly necessary Charles the list as well London
Boris Johnson boots out top adviser Dominic Cummings
"For his johnson's first year as british. Prime minister has been a rocky one. There's the pandemic johnson's own battle with covid. Nineteen never ending. Brexit talks and political u turns on everything from free school meals to a lockdown through it all johnson has had his chief advisor dominant cummings by aside last friday that partnership ended abruptly leaving many wondering. What's next for the prime minister and for brexit from london. The world's orla berry has more dominic cummings achieved what few advisors to any uk. Prime minister have done. He's become a household name in britain. Coming did so as the chief architect behind the vote leave campaign persuading voters to say yes to brexit in twenty sixteen. We can say the decision taken in one thousand nine hundred seventy five by this country to join. The common market has been reversed by this referendum. The british people have spoken. And the answer is we're out. The news was a stunning political developments. That cummings largely orchestrated when the conservatives won a majority in last december's election he got credit for that too for the campaign slogan that secured boris johnson. This landslide victory. Everybody my friends we didn't. We pulled it off in weight and monday and this majority we will at last be able to do what. Tension johnson awarded commes with the top job as chief advisor and the move upset. A lot of people because cummings is notoriously abrasive figure with a knack for robbing people up. The wrong way for those who oppose brags cummings is despised but in johnson's own conservative party. Coming plenty of enemies to is stone was abrasive and combative and involved attacking institutions in a way. That was very own conservative. That's david goldberg. A former justice secretary with the party speaking to the bbc his colleague. Mp charles walker says cummings cut off access to the prime minister. We feel we've lost in for the last year. We want him back. he belongs to. She doesn't belong to the advisers. He belongs to the parliamentary party. That elected him but despite the descent from his party colleagues. Boris johnson remained fiercely loyal to his toes. Assayed most memorably when cummings flouted national lockdown rules by driving to his parents home in another part of england and then taking a day trip to local castle what suffering with covert symptoms. Cummings was forced to give a press conference to try and explain his actions. My wife was very worry. Particularly given my is cited c. Which seemed to have been affected by the disease. We agreed that we should go for short. Drive to see if i could drive safely. Who drove for roughly half an hour. An ended up on the outskirts of bond castletown. His explanation did not go down well with the british public or many conservative. mp's but despite all the outrage the prime minister refused to sack. Cummings matthew flinders professor of politics at sheffield university. Says it's not just loyalty. Boris as a kind to me somebody who needs to be loved and actually bought. You had reposting dominant. Cummings was the most strangest sort of good cop. Bad cop political partnership basically domain. Cummings was there to ruffle feathers to be disruptive often that had to happen to shake things up. But boris was never gonna do that which makes coming sudden departure from ten downing street on friday. All the more intriguing. Some are convinced. That johnson's trustee aid finally turned against him but apart from the intrigue many wonder what cummings departure will mean for. The brexit talks with this hard line. Brexit tear no long regicide. Boris johnson agreed to compromise and strike a deal with the eu. Not to flinders. Doesn't think so. Now there are so many big big areas where there is no agreement a tool. It's hard to see even with dominic cummings out of the way whether that could be any agreement and actually the person who is strongest and most of bitten into not negotiating is is boris. So no. I don't think there's going to be southern rapid shift in european policy but former prime minister gordon brown says a deal could be on the cards speaking on national television. He says it's less about dominic. Cummings and more about who's moving into the white house. I think the arrival of joe biden has made all the difference. Icy trade deal coming pretty soon. The government simply cannot afford to be at war with america on the one hand in europe and the other at the start of the new year
Political Demonization is Solvable (again)
"A few years ago identified what you felt to be very deep problem in your country. can you describe what it is and how did you I recognize it? So actually goes back to well by data I nearly. Ninety, two there was a vote on Switzerland joining or not joining European commercial area or economic European. Economic. The and the Swiss refused that, and that was actually the starting point of an. Incredible career of a party called the Swiss People's Party. Here which is which happened to turn from really Conservative Party into a rather writing populist parties well and Chris blowhole. He's the leader, the the well-known like personality of this party. There's a saying that he get has tailor made suits, but which actually don't really faith on the shoulder. So he would pretend to be one of you know the people but actually a billionaire, he's super-rich one of the richest people in Switzerland. He runs this party anti finances this party mostly, and so that was basically the start of this career of the party. So the problem you identified is the problem. Of Swiss, populism you identified a particular event and it was the referendum on mass migration. Can you explain would what's the significance of referendums in Switzerland and why this one in particular effective the NFL pay came up with a will be called an popular initiative, which is a therapy democratic proposal to the Swiss people that we voted on, and that means that you a needs to collect one hundred, thousand signatures at on a specific hem nego text, which thin if it is accepted is being introduced into our Constitution. So such as some law, you know it's changing. Our Constitution. So the writing populist as well as other parties misused the tool today as a marketing tool for issues they come up with this at just right before elections. So they can compaign on a specific issue, but originally disrupt was given to minorities which would never be represented in parliament and through this initiative, they could introduce law and come up with issues which matter to them, and so that particular event was in February two, thousand fourteen voted on the so-called mass immigration initiative already from the name, you can see that it comes up, it brings up a certain framing and yes, pay wanted to. Limit the number of people coming to Switzerland in the free movement of people agreements that we have with the European Union Switzerland is not member of the your opinion, but we have but a treatise and visit they're just too many people come to Switzerland every year and they one. Yeah. By really close marching of fifty point three percent it was only twenty thousand votes which made a difference, and so you said to yourself, how do we stop this and then you went through a process of trying to think how how do we push back against this kind of language get the thing was we didn't actually. Themselves, in the country that we grew up in because we we saw Switzerland as a you know cosmopolitan international country, a open and so on and we nobody expected this to happen. It was like our brexit moment. You know we said, okay, that's not the country that we want to live in. We want to change this. We won't have a brighter future and the brighter vision for what Switzerland's can be, but the populist argument had already infected all the other parties in other words everybody began saying in Switzerland well, actually maybe it's true. Maybe they're too many people here. Maybe we need stronger borders maybe we need greater sovereignty. So how do you? How do you push back against that kind of? This change of social mood. Basically, what will be so is that we want to promote. Switzerland regarding the future we said Switzerland is the land of Opportunity of the twenty first century. We're not the kind of open air museum where nothing should ever change and that's also the country wants to live in in two thousand fifty. We've actually looking forward to the two thousand fifteen so in so you began reframing. The conversation but actually use you said to me earlier you you thought I about creating a political party and then you decided that wasn't the way to go. Right. So for us I mean, of course, we're super disappointed about all the other party if it just overtook the narration of the hoppy of there are too many people in our trains too many people renting apartments here I thought okay, we have to. Make a new party because we don't cannot identify with any other. We don't have a political home. But then we realized that the Indus was political system. It doesn't make sense to create a new party, but instead, we decided to create an over partisan movement. Actually goes against this tendency of polarization, but we wanted to unite the progressive liberal minds in this country, and also we wanted to link US somehow back to the tradition of eighteen, forty eight, which is the foundation of the liberal state of Switzerland, and we we introduced ourselves with our manifesto as children of eighteen, forty eight. So trying to link these liberal ideas back to the past. So they're part of Swiss history and they don't seem like some kind of foreign import no absolutely and even more it was a vedic patriotic but emancipated. Patriotic Understanding of where we come from the founding fathers of our country for deliverables in eighteen, forty eight, and we totally identified with their mindset of what it means to be a modern Switzerland.
Has Scott Morrison spent too much?
"Me. If you've already heard me mention this but one of my favorite quotes during the covid crosses a pdf the guardian. This is the British lift wing newspaper. Now, this was the heart of the coronavirus crisis. It would have been light much quote just as there are no atheists on a sinking ship, there are no free marketeers during a pandemic. Now, the author of that apt quote Jonathan Freedland, he was referring to the audio logical revolution within the British conservative. Party. Now, according to Freedland Boris Johnson's his have defied four decades of thatcherism small-state free-market, thinking I to spend staggering amounts of money and then subsidizing the wages of workers. Could the same thing be said about Australia's Liberal Party they're the party of Howard and Costello now embraces big-spending high deficit government interventionism. And is a permanent state of affairs poor kilis editor at large of the Australian US pipe and Judas Brit is emeritus professor of politics at Latrobe University poll judy welcome back to the show. Hristo Paul, you've written to calms about this subject in the past week, summarize your faces. Will Martha is that all parties and all governments have to respond to the times in which they find themselves on display in Australia. Now we face an extraordinary economic crisis and the response reveals the nature of Scott Morrison, his prime minister and the Mars and government. So Morrison, not responding as Liberal Party progressive or is it Liberal Party conservative? He doesn't see himself in those terms his responses pragmatic selects able and practical. He's not inhibited by former policy and audio logical icons of the Liberal Party. Say What we say is the government has abandoned the long-term syllabus aspirations. It's A. Big Spending government it's a government government intervention focused on Keynesian demand management. It does however on the Liberal Party tradition of tax cuts will see next week. So it's prepared to regulate or deregulate according to the situation according to what's required. So to sum up say that Morrison wants to be defined by results and outcomes not philosophical principle. Okay. You mentioned the tax cuts leaving that aside traditional liberal governments are about balancing the books Paul, how much an as do you think aries in the Liberal Party about in the parliament and outside about these handouts to preserve jobs and livelihoods? Are. I. Don't think there's much on these at all OPTIMA and Tom. and. A couple of reasons for this if there is to be on, he's He's will come through the down the track, but essentially what's happening here is to govern is following the Orthodoxy or what you might call the new Orthodoxy in terms of meeting the financial and economic crisis. So roller response is sort of radical. It's also conventional. The official family is working together very closely. The Treasury the Reserve Bank, what the government is doing is essentially supported by private-sector economists. It's in law and with Patrick amended by the VCD and the IMF not the cabinet is very nodded, the Prime Minister and the treasurer are working very closely together so far the results look good. I think the Overwhelming sentiment on the back benches. Support, the government strategy in the hope that this gives individual employees, the chance of actually being reelected and my will give the government the chance of being reelected. So the reinvention of Australian liberalism is on full display with this budget judith break you agree with Paul Kelly about the the audio logical significance of these changes but actually think the government had much choice in that sense I do think we can see something audio logical preferences in a couple of the policies poor mentioned the tax cuts they've chosen tax cuts over for example, committing to a permanent increase in new act now co Job Seca. They've also, for example, if we look at the way, they wanted to stimulate the housing market. They've gone for giving money to individual owners rather than, for example, embarking on a social housing project. So I think in some of the means, we can still see some of the ideological preferences of the Patty. One of the things I've wondered when I've been watching the events unfold. If Labor had won the last election was in government with the Liberals have supported the same levels of spending or would they have if you like stayed in the sort of ideological bunker bean and attacked the blow out of the deficit? I mean, it's a hypothetical. In some ways I think we've been very lucky that it's been the liberals and the coalition in government because they can sense being able to Ghana much more support. I, think than I have been able to do for the same levels of spending but isn't cameras response to the COVID crosses more consistent with other Western governments during the pandemic Judy. Yes that's what I think. I had much option but the question is if the coalition of being opposition, would they have supported a Labor government going? You've written a lot about this have many many decades about when orthodoxies or overturned. It's usually bipartisan is that you'll since if the coalition cypher argument's sake wherein opposition I would have gone along with this big spending interventionism. Look are essentially agree with what Judy's said about this I think in a sense we're. Fortunate, if you liked that the coalition's in government because it's taken all the big spending decisions. and. Lay has been prepared to go along with back. In fact, it's argued that there should be even more spending. So in that sense, we've had a broad degree of thought-out ship within the economic framework. It is hot the typical of course to tron speculate about what would have happened if alive had been in office doing this but I do think that the coalition in opposition would have been tempted to make caught a lot of criticisms and to suggest that the spending had gone too far. There's a big difference for party thing in government managing across and being an opposition. Cape with this theme of a political realignment among center right parties around the Western world. If you think about Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen, he tapped into widespread anxieties. America's rust belt. What can class constituencies? Boris Johnson showed last December, he resonated with traditional British Library voters in the Midlands and northern England. Judy. Do you think that Morrison in a wise doing the same thing here in Australia? Now, I think they're very different sorts of crises. I mean the pandemic is an external. Crisis, it's not being caused by politics in any way it's not back nationalism versus globalism or any of those things, and so I don't agree with that. I agree with what Paul was saying earlier that Morrison's shown himself to be pragmatic and quick footed in this and I think we're lucky for that. But I I don't think that this lines up with bricks and with trump's appeal to the rest spilled poor Kelly. Well I think conservatism is changing if you look at. America Britain Australia and there's not a dopey getting very significant changes into servitude. Thought. Different changes argued very strongly that there are very substantial differences between Donald Trump and Scott Morrison. I think people who argue that. Morrison is a pilot version of DONALD TRUMP MAUREEN DOWD in the New York Times by the way, but go on. I think. I think turned him mentally misunderstand the situation I. Think the change in conservatism is very dramatic in the United States. If you'd like because we've got the transition from Ronald, Reagan who a generation ago was the great conservative champion, and now we have Donald Trump, who if you lock is a populist conservative? And that transformation is simply enormous install ending content I mean trump violates all the virtues of conservatism in terms of restraint prudence disciplined respect. Regard for the political system, he thrives on division. So he likes all the traditional conservative norms, and then when looks at his policies. Well he's sabotage the global trading system. He's an arch protectionist. He's engaged in this trade war with China he's appraised dictators and suspicious about. So I guess one of the Fundamental Christians here is the extent to which trump is an aberration. And the extent to which post trump American concert is we'll have to try and create a new position cognisant of the damage that trump has done to the traditional Republican Party
Boris Johnson faces Brexit revolt in parliament.
"I'm Anthony Davis. The European Union on Monday ramped up pressure on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step back from breaking the brexit divorce treaty. Delaying a key decision on London's euro clearing justice. He faces a rebellion in the British parliament. The European Union says Johnson's plan would wreck trade talks and propelled the United Kingdom toward a messy brexit while former British leaders have warned that breaking the law is a step too far that will tarnish the country's image. The House of Commons will vote on moving the internal market bill which the EU has demanded London scrap by the end of the month two, its next amendment stage after a debate that Johnson will introduce. As Johnson prepared to try to persuade lawmakers that he's planned to explicitly break international law was worth supporting a derivatives industry source said the European Commission had delayed a decision on euro clearing. Johnson who has a majority of eighty in the lower house of parliament faces a growing revolt. All of Britain's living former prime ministers have expressed concern about his plan as have many senior figures in his Conservative Party. The leader of the opposition Labor party kissed Obama who is self isolating due to the corona virus said, he would oppose a bill that broke international law. Johnson's plan to explicitly break INS National Law has plunged brexit back into crisis less than four months before Britain is finally due to
Brexit: Boris Johnson says powers will ensure UK cannot be broken up
"Johnson, has been defending proposed legislation that would breach the Brexit treaty that Britain signed with the you some MPs within the governing Conservative Party and five former British prime ministers. Voiced serious misgivings about it. But our political correspondent Rob Watson says Mr Johnson is showing no signs of giving in he completely double down on the sort of standoff with the European Union. And I pick out a couple of the words. He accused you of being willing to go to what he called extreme and unreasonable lengths to use. Northern Ireland, if you like, is a sort of a leverage tool, and it's discussions with the U. K about the future trade deals. Absolutely no effort whatsoever to reach out to the European Union. And I guess the other criticism that will be made as well. If you didn't think this agreement with the U the withdrawal agreement was a smart one. Why on earth did you sign it and get Parliament to pass it and go to the country on it? World News
Brexit: Government refuses to drop plans to override parts of Brexit deal
"The U. K. left the European Union in January. It was possible to detect a faint sigh of relief even among those British people who thought the endeavor various combinations of reckless vainglorious, foolhardy, petulant, and self destructive at least and at last it was imagined. We now knew what we'd be dealing with a transition period some sort of new deal and a reduction of turbulence. The UK government this. Week announced it had other ideas planning to override sections of the withdrawal agreement. It had itself negotiated signed and won election on the back of joining me to attempt to identify what fresh hell. This is Naomi O'Leary. Your corresponded at the Irish Times and lands price former director of communications at ten Downing Street Naomi with all g recognition that there may be a number of answers to this question of varying degrees of decorum. What is the UK's government doing? Well, my understanding is that it's introducing an internal markets bill that will unpick. A couple of aspects that were agreed with the EU in order to avoid a border join across the arden. So this would include. Customs arrangements on state aid agreements on I mean by the UK's own admission because they rolled agreement was passed in his comments on signed by those sides it's international law. So this would be breaking international by their own admission. Let's. The as ninety points out the UK government has admitted that would be breaching international law. They did specify that it was a very limited and specific way. So that's fine. Apparently It's one of the great questions attending, Boris? Johnson. Administration. Is there a strategy discernible or are they just winging this? Was this always the plan basically? I think has to assume there is some sort of strategy but quite deliberately, it is so opaque that those looking in from the outside, find it very hard to discern what it is. That we may come to the end of this year to the end of December and look back and say, well, actually, there wasn't the strategy and they would just blundering white. You giving a very good impression of simply plunder their way through, but they are not stupid. And we assume that there is method to their madness. Now, about methods may simply to be as disruptive as possible this stage in in. In order to Let's try to secure the deal again today still with the intention of trying to get the deal to give you a new one. That I've spoken to or listen to seems to be able to determine which it is still time. That's it. It's never wanted to deal that looks away play the of European Union. They deliver take disrupted to the prospects of deal because frankly. Happy to go. Without one. But? What has the response to this development being in I mean we'll talk about the rest of the EU shortly but in Ireland in particular because for obvious reasons island republic, there was always going to be more affected by the fact of Brexit than any other EU country. I think initially an many people struggle to believe that this was really what the UK was doing that they were going to go through with this because you know a lot of figures in the civil service in government in Dublin have very long relationships with people in the UK with which have been constructive. kind of goes against the their experience of Britain so far to a large extent up. So I, think there was initially hesitant to overreact to kind of see, but once the bill was made public all. The really have reacted with shock because this this way more than the sort of Saber rattling that everyone expected in terms of talking up no deal on shouting might sovereignty and everything that was kind of priced in this really fundamentally to the heart of the. Western order. People don't. Respect international law. It kind of puts in question a lot of the assumptions that the current global order is based on. I'm just to name a few for example, the fact Gibraltar is still in UK Homs let's based on an international treaty that even though Spain doesn't like it. has accepted. And that's just one small example, the UK itself relies on this concept that. International treaties can't unilaterally changed by one side lawfully, it relies on it all the time. Lunch just to elaborate on that point of Naomi's might even if this is just a slightly devil-may-care negotiating gambling might have effects in the real world. Niamey mentions there the treaty of you tracked onto which spying grudgingly ceded sovereignty of Gibraltar to the United. Kingdom. But also within the last twenty, four hours, one almost admires the bras neck. We've seen the UK's foreign secretary reminding Iran of its international obligations. vis-a-vis, its nuclear treaty might this actually have real world impacts whether it is Gibraltar. Iran Hong Kong. A number of other places. I've been I think it might very well, not necessarily any other states would see this as a green light for them to reach national all all treaties that they have signed with the United Kingdom and other countries but set you going forward when it comes to trying to foam which agreements or whether it's trade agreements or security related agreements or whatever else it might be that the kingdom will be seen as an unreliable untrustworthy partner those. If, we say in terms that we are willing to break traditional goal this time that why should get any time in the future so we will see threats from the United States and. about about this, being a very significant roadblock to a free trade agreement with those countries. Now, we have just signed one with. Japan. He's just been announced that the United States go to preacher is leaving with Japan. It probably doesn't amount to us not which is government with like this. Super believe. But the standings of the United to International. has already been severely damaged, and that's why there's some very very senior figures in the Conservative Party former prime ministers, and little house. but the house tested deposits as well. Who say this is a statue. Niamey talks trade talks ideas due to resume on Monday, but especially bearing in mind. What Lance was just saying about the UK, turning itself into an increasingly on reliable interlocutor, and that's on top of the last few years of just extraordinary nonsense the has had to deal with is there a possibility or indeed? May We already have arrived at that point of the European Union basically losing patients with this entire thing? Obviously, the EU as twenty seven nations is probably more equipped to deal with the chaos of no deal than the UK is one nation. Right now, it's a bit of a game of chicken because I think neither side wants to be the one to call ice because they don't want to take the blame i. But yet they eat. You has given UK basically an ultimatum of the end of the month to reverse this plan. or they say that they will take legal recourses available under the withdrawal agreement I'm which include fines and things like that to try and bring the UK back in line Basically, they've been saying all year the an agreement relies on the past agreements being enacted and that's the fundamental trust is essential for anything being agreed and the reason they've been saying that I think because there was always a bit of a suspicion that something like this could. Happen though nobody wanted to believe it because the likes of ours Johnson on his cabinet ministers would occasionally say things that didn't make sense. The didn't fish with what they had agreed thing that there wouldn't be taxes on when they would be in the Irish Sea So I think the EU is going to wait and the they're they're not pulling out of the the talk. Yes. But the chance of them succeeding I, think in everyone's view with extremely spam at this point.
As Brexit looms, the U.K.'s Conservative Party fights for survival
"Continue. Now today's newspapers on the globalist joining me is Phil Clarke professor of International Politics at Says University of London Hello Fil. A morning ever good to have you although I'm slightly baffled why you've chosen an article in the Daily Express Kickoff newspaper review. I. Know We live in Unusual Times And Fill. It might have come to that point where the the Daily Express is getting this morning at basically something that I think we've suspected in the UK for Awhile which is. The Conservative Party is going gangbusters to try to get a no deal brexit I think this has been building for a while at the UK has been playing a I really dangerous game of brinkmanship with the the European Union and today the Dow expresses reporting that. Bicycle UK saying that they will not toe the line on one of the issues. Absolute stipulations over the Brexit negotiations, which is that the British government cannot. Provide massive subsidies to be British companies. And I must sign up to an agreement with the EU on. Labor and environmental standards. These are the sorts of things that the EU is really worried about that. That basically that the government is going to tilt the tried situation. So heavily towards British companies that they're to have this completely free wheeling lack of regulation, which will allow British companies to violate anything that looks like a great international standards on Labour and environmental. Issues, and this is the kind of thing that really does push these brexit tokes right to the edge, and so it does look like we're getting closer to a what I think disastrous no deal Nigel brexit indeed I mean the the whole of the weekends newspapers was saying UK's ready to walk away from brexit trade talks. You case chop stocks trail in recovery as fears over Brexit 'cause invested jitters PM threatens deal Brexit and even over the Weekend we heard this is a European Union senior meeting in a couple of weeks time in Germany brexit will not even be on the agenda. I. Wonder whether this isn't just the the the brinkmanship that is absolutely necessary although being paid by two sides. One of which knows what it's doing and the other one is seeming that's an eleventh hour agreement can be made, but that's not how this thing works because it's too complicated isn't it? I think so and and the noises coming out of Brussels and this is part of the Daily Express Pace. This morning is that the European Union seems to be preparing for Nigel Brexit as well This is the first time that we've seen such a a stock statement by Michel Barnier the negotiated that this is what this might come. Up until now, the you have basically talked about the the no deal option as completely off the table as an absolute impossibility will that the EU tone on this say seems to be changing I think a real sense that perhaps when it boils down to it, this is what the Johnson government really wants that they want an ideal brexit have for all of the talk of doing deals. The last few years, what they want is this completely. Unregulated economic situation that Nigel Brexit a would deliver an and then that's the kind of thing that really fits with the ideology of of this British government at the moment. So it it does seem like the no deal possibility is is looming ever-larger. What's interesting though is, of course, a lot of people are talking better called. Brevard it popped up in the evening standard last week and it's floating around in Lamont at the moment which is. The moment when you have that perfect storm of Brexit and Covid, and there's a suggestion that because of covid the the brexit negotiations could actually be forced into agreement because you have a bigger fire to fight. So sort of clears your head when it comes to the other stuff. Yes I've also seen these reports of and this is much more favorable rating I guess on the current situation I think unfortunately, there's a more negative reading of this which is that. Covert may provide exactly the kind of covid the Tories want for the no deal brexit that. The undoubted economic disaster that would come from an ideal brexit can be covered by the narrative that look you know we were heading towards this. Economic Wonderland if only the BREXIT had allowed us at the kind of thing that we were looking for but but cove got in the way and completely undercuts at grand plans and and so I think the other narrative is that covert is giving the Tories. The kind of cow die wants to get to this completely unregulated brexit scenario that I think many many members of the Tory party wants at the moment CICADA making this worse. I. Think.
Immigrant pride in Britain
"Trevor Phillips talked about a sense of mission creep in diversity and heroin Hera Dane distinguished between power and influence, arguing that the trump and Johnson were in power. Many of our institutions were influencing against him. Scroll back after this episode to hear the first part of this twin podcast on Johnny Gould's Jewish state. Today Catherine, verbal on the unifying goal of Britishness for those of US lucky to live here and Nyah philomen Iman on how humanity and its possibilities should always be counted about identity. Listen for those who are willing to listen. This is Johnny. Gold's Jewish state of Richard Kim joked with me. The Jews actually more patriotic than the general population. I mean most Jews. I've met in this country. Patriotic, the most non rights hunter, yes, and if you you just you just take for example in a synagogue on Friday A. Press for the Queen and their press listeners now. Donna very much doubt you'll find those in the church. Of England and multi million selling record producer Trevor Horn quoted Leviticus Jewish faith, it says seek the Fortune on. Successive the city to which you have. No I think that's I think that's the way. That's what they do. Jews try and make things better that. The country and and they you know the gross like you separate religion. You need them to help with an. Amazing Resource. You know scroll back for these two amazing views earlier. You'll have expressed today which chimed from within Jewish family. Catherine Bob I'll saying came to prominence ten years ago. When at that is conservative? Party conference speaking support the Party's education policies. She slated a culture of excuses of low standards are see bureaucracy and the chaos of classrooms because it keeps poor children poor. After huge rows and barriers put up in front of her. As she confronted a prevailing culture, she sets up the Michaela Secondary, school in Wembley. Her pupils read five. Shakespeare plays in three years that told a culture of kindness which includes helping each other and their families and offering adults there seats on buses in the tube. She also has an incisive word about how black a nation kids are subtly told, then, not British. Do you feel you've had to prove yourself more than most because of your philosophies on education? Yes we take a slightly different way of doing things. God behavior got teaching methods got the ethos, and so it's been a bit of A. Bite to persuade people that this is an option that's worth trying may now with our outstanding off stead, and with our grizold Jesus last year. It seems pretty obvious that this is a a valid way of doing things. But when we started, it was far from being valid. People thought we were a bit crazy frankly to to be doing what we were doing. There is a prevailing wind in education. Still blows against you, Catherine sued. You still are people. They're trying to trip you up all the time. If there are any sort of dropping of standards, I know, that will be disciplined, standards are central to your ethos, but but there's a lot of people not on your side. Yeah, that's true although I have to say many of them have owned by the wayside over the years and not I do feel in a way. Many of them have just given up because we kept on going and it is hard to. To argue against the school that is giving city children chances that they wouldn't otherwise have had. That's teaching them so well. They're you know they really are just defying all the expectations, and also we get over six hundred businesses every year. Mainly Teachers Knoll is teachers. Say My goodness. They're so well behaved. They're so curious there so independently minded. They're so nice, you know. The children are just nice, so when when you got anecdotal evidence like that and you've also got kind of data that shows that we're doing very well. It is hard to argue against it so. People who do argue against it tends to just be. Personal attacks. You know they just don't like me or they don't like. Is They? Don't like school. Stands for an tend to say things like all. No, not at school again. They don't really have any off because there are no arguments, so they dislike as without. Prejudice basically
UK's Johnson struggles to shift attention from aide's trip
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"He's like it's perfectly okay to have your views on that but like let's not let the competition sort of frame us as all about that and she got really mad about that and and made sort of an ad saying he's telling us not to talk about this stuff which is really important to us. We've been accused of that in the past as conservatives having a hidden agenda I think the more pragmatic approach is to tell people exactly what you intend to do and That's not exactly what Peterman hey was doing. But that's how she put it forth to her supporters and certainly it seemed to resonate at the time with those who lean more socially conservative on the spectrum in the party Derek Sloan also a socially conservative candidate. He's one who came out. Probably the only person I could find who came out early in support of another Guy Richard Day curry who is sort of running for leadership. Who's extremely extremely you know. Set some really controversial things. Vote being gay and said it was a choice and Derek. Sloan was one of the guys who said okay. He's he's allowed to say something like that While so many other conservatives were saying this guy should not be allowed to run for the leadership lately Derek. Sloan probably more than anybody else has been garnering headlines for some stuff that he said about The chief public health officer in this country doctor treated him one of the issues with Justin Trudeau's handling of this situation has been his reliance on the advice of two recent Tam Tam Right and so tell me a little bit more about what happened there. So in this era of You know their leadership race being on and them trying to make money Derek slowing put out or fundraise Derek. Sloan put owed An email blast and then video that went alongside it in in that he jumped off of what has been a more general conservative. Critique of the federal government's actions during all of this and that is that the federal government vis-a-vis public health officials and federal public health officials has trusted too Too much the. Who the World Health Organization and in? Turn The W. H. O. Has Been Too trusting of the information and the data coming out of China and that is not just a critique being leveled in this country of course this is right around the world right now but he took it a step beyond the critique. We had been hearing so far from the Party and he called into question. Dr Tam's loyalty to Canada. He said WHO does she work for Canada or China. Right Dr Tam was born in Hong Kong? She's an immigrant to this country I it's a dual loyalty trope. That has often been used with racist connotations. In particular anti Semitic connotations lots of members of his caucus condemn those comments. Andrew Scheer took awhile currently leader. The party took a while but eventually condemn them as well right and and how did the two front runners respond to these comments? Sloan made Peter McKay and air tool by and large. They've been pretty silent on it They haven't really come out and said Derek should not have said this. Derek Sloan should not be using tropes that are widely identified as racist The only other background or I don't know how you say but but like behind the scenes drama is that in particular Sloan's Ontario Conservative colleagues caucus colleagues. They had this big conversation about forcing him to apologize right. They wanted him to apologize for this. They were considering kicking him out of caucus if there was a a means a mechanism to be able to do and apparently the only two people who weren't in favor of of process like that taking place or vote or anything were Derek. Sloan one of them and the other was Erin. O'toole what is Oh tool trying to accomplish there? I have no idea to be completely honest. I'm not sure I think you know. There's a a framework for what you can understand. As an as his competitor it would be almost a conflict of interest. Perhaps some could see it as if you vote to kick one of your competitors out of Caucus. I think there is a lot of pressure though on both tool and McKay to articulate a position on this. I mean it's died down a little bit but for a good week and a half. This was a big issue for the Conservatives in other other caucus colleagues like took no time to come out and say very clearly that that should not have been said. I should note. Also that Derek slow never did apologize specifically he did say I you know I could have rephrased. It could have said something different. He insists that he wasn't being racist. He says it was just a rhetorical question. I'm Keith Macarthur. Unlocking Bryson's brain is a podcast about my son. The rare disease that keeps him from walking talking. He bryson's perfect. His life is really hard and our families. Search for a cure. Oh My Gosh. Maybe science is ready for this. It's part memoir part medical mystery. Do just about anything modifying. Dna Heart in my route is controversial. Unlocking Bryson's brain subscribe. Wherever you get your podcasts. A few questions for you about Peter Mackay so I mean you mentioned before that lesson. Lewis slammed him for him saying that the Conservative Party was focusing too much on these social conservative issues and. I can't remember that last October. After the election McKay really called out. Andrea Sherr for letting the campaign debate. Focus on these socially conservative issues like abortion. Lgbtq rights people did not want to talk about women's reproductive rights. They didn't WanNa talk about revisiting. The issue of same sex marriage and yet that was thrust onto the agenda and hung around Andrew shares neck like a stinking Albatross quite frankly. He called them stinking Albatross around shares neck. No He's been relatively silent on this issue with Derek Sloan. And then very recently. He took aim at a tool over his support of a bill that support transgender rights. He called it a bathroom. Bill right yeah. And that's that's a very big way like that has been described in the past. I'm not saying Peter. Mckay is but but certainly the use of that was meant to be to denigrate transgender people when this bill was being debated when this issue is up for debate in the House of Commons years ago He eventually walked back calling it that. It was in another one of those e mail blasts but it immediately got the attention of a number of conservatives in themselves were saying. What's this you know? Why would this just be thrown out there Walked it back? He said that he didn't really realize I guess. And I'm paraphrasing again here but realize the the the the way the connotation of the term Again said that it was. You know staffers that that that did that but once he talked to Lgbt Q members of his staff. He realized that the use of the term was was not a good move type rate. And the idea being here. I know this bill was about you know making it. Essentially a hate crime to discriminate against transgender people. And then critics of this bill or basically making this about how you know people could sneak into. Unisex bathrooms and so people were saying this kind of like a dog whistle from Mackay to these more socially conservative elements in the party. If you look up from above at the race and you're trying to figure out where this thing is going where it's being. It is a big switch because if you think after the election the idea they were trying to get away from the idea that they were ultra social conservative right that they had to expand to an appeal to more voters outside of their central base. And you heard Peter Mackay talk about marching in pride parades. That was supposed to happen the day. After for example the original vote was going to take place in June and things have really moved and this is emblematic. I think of that and I know that he says you know it was a mistake. And and and he's walked it back. But this stuff. Like ticks away right and it creates an impression. I wonder if you can help me out with that Because I've been having a hard time wrapping my head around it. It feels like things have changed much with this. Pandemic people are losing their jobs and they're worried about their health. And are these candidates these guys talking about the things that people care about right now. Are they meeting people where they are? I think it's a great question and I think it's actually to give them a bit of sympathy. It's a difficult thing to do if you're any opposition party but also if you're running to be the leader of an Party. I think about the level of support right now. I have never witnessed in my lifetime for governments of all stripes but the government period whether provincial or federal and then you think about trying to navigate that trying to figure out how do I highlight my positions without being overly partisan because people don't have a big appetite for that but how do you not be overly partisan in a race to become the leader of the official opposition. It's not a race to become the prime minister at this point. A really important point here. We're talking about the conservative leadership race and and basically what seeing here is that you know. Maybe this is one of the reasons why they're getting stuck on some of these issues..
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"Has she? Hi Jamie thank you so much for joining me today. So the other week this calendar invite popped up on my computer. Reminding me the conservative leadership debate. And I know that you and I were supposed to be covering it at the Metro. Toronto Convention Center and of course. Of course that did not happen. That did not happen. But I'm really glad to have you here to catch up today and also. This is my last episode for a while like maternity leave on Monday so I'm also very happy that you are my guests for a bit. I am honored to be your final against Jaime it makes my entire week. I'm so happy to be with you and also I'm really GONNA MISS. You Miss Youtube but I will be tuning into our in politics okay. So let's get rolling. The field is a lot smaller than it was when we talk last time pre pinned on a number of candidates dropped out at the end of March. And now we're down to four so front runners Peter McKay and Erin. O'toole we've talked about them quite a bit on the show before why marital tool and I'm running to the night conservatives on the path to victim that's why I'm standing here today again to announce my candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. And then Leslie Ann Lewis and Derek Sloan. Derek Sloan Conservative Party came to leadership candidate. Hello my name is listen. Lewis and I'm reading or the leader of the Federal Conservative Party of Canada. Let's talk about Louis. Sloan because not everyone might be super familiar with them Can you tell me a little bit more about each of a? Yeah I sure can so let Lewis. runs her own law firm. She's got a PhD in law as well as a master's in environmental science both she and Derek Sloan are from the socially conservative wing of the Party. I had the chance to interview Miss Lewis once in. I would say so. You know she. She definitely tries to distinguish herself from O'Toole and from Peter Mackay and present herself as the as a social conservative compared to them. She's also more on. Like almost like libertarian. End of things in that. She's big on free speech. The thing she went after McKay for was when he In a speech once said you know let's not in a paraphrase. Let's not focus on All the stuff that gets us into trouble so talking about abortion that kind of thing how article one.
"conservative party" Discussed on The Big Story
"Climate change policies. are not important and social conservative. Policies are and they tend to be very vocal. Even if they're they're not a huge part of the base. How do you walk both those lines and and do you worry? Worry about alienating Any potential votes so you know no one wants alienate potential votes and you want a national government. So you've got to win seats in Quebec and in Alberta you know on the question of bilingualism You know I I if I can think of of of even French leaders whose whose take credit for example who was vilified in Quebec because they didn't like the way that he spoke the language region. Right you know. It wasn't quite up to their standards. I I would say that. Do Know Within Quebec You know it's it's the population appellation is let's call them a fair minded and generous I think if they see a candidate who was able to who speak to them in French? They can deliver speak speech in in in French You know they can answer some questions in French. Would Not Gotcha questions with if you know you know very complicated and convoluted French. But basically they can get their message across and and what their approach would be to To the issues even if they're or not fluently bilingual but they the people can see you respect the language you respect the culture you respect. The you know the that they've ah the nation The Quebecois Your policies are supportive of that. You're not antithetical to Quebec. I think they would. They would prefer that. For example then a francophone Prime Minister who diminishes Quebec Right. So you know. I don't think Pierre Trudeau has ever been forgiven. For the Patriots of the Constitution or the objections of the government of Quebec. They would have far preferred. You know a a either lingual or a somewhat bilingual Prime Minister who who. Who didn't do that so I think you know the respect Is Is is far more important. And and I think we would see in both Peter McKay and Erin O'Toole tool the efforts that they're making and their capacity and French will be strong enough to To to win support. But if you're GONNA make this a an absolute test that you have to be a francophone with complete and total fluency I think that's you know that in in a in effect is diminishing the pool of people who could become prime minister to to to to to a much narrower pool and and and and it's not in the national interest you know Berta and you know on the far right I mean we we. We've we've seen what happens when they are when they feel alienated And and it's called the Reform Party. When they felt that the government of my Rooney he was too close to echo back? and was you know giving favorable treatment on the opening of contracts to Quebec firm over a Western firm that that planted planted a seed and and and started a fire that led to the Reform Party in the split of the Conservative Movement and Conservatives in Alberta are going to have to ask the question who do you. I want his prime minister. Justin Trudeau Whose policies have clearly been rejected resounding really in You know in the West Or would you rather have a conservative leader who again Has To win. Votes in Quebec has to win votes in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. You're not gonna get everything that you want but you'll you'll have a leader that is more supportive of Alberta And and and and energy development than you would get otherwise and there's a number of things that a conservative leader could do which is to say for example. You know we're GONNA develop resources we are going to build pipelines but the world is transitioning away from carbon based fuels and and the the economy of western Canada overtime is going to need to diversify and we are as a nation going to help western Canada And with that process not just to You know leave you with a tattered economy with with no supports. But you know we'll be a partner along the way to support western Canada. That message might resonate better than than what they're getting today from Justin Trudeau and I guess we we have A few months yet to see how this all sorts of We we certainly do. And and The conversation might change quite dramatically over that great. Thanks for your insight today. My Pleasure Bob. Plamen writes about the Conservative Party. That was the big story. podcast if you'd like more you know by now you really should the big story podcast dot ca or on twitter at big story F. B. N.. We'll always have the links for you there three times a day. And we're in all your podcast feeds at least we should be because you should have by now subscribed and rated us with five stars and reviewed us to tell us what we should be covering. Thanks for listening. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. We'll talk tomorrow..
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"Best vehicle for trying to influence public opinion. You can go outside of political party and join campaign life or you know work through your church or try to influence public opinion that way. But you know you're not going to be successful. I believe leave within the institution of the Conservative Party of of Canada. That's not where your voice be heard but you may have particular views for example on on on on the virtues of family life and the Conservative Party might come forward with for example tax policies. That are quite family friendly that you would support. They give that give you more choice and flexibility in how you organize yourself for childcare where you know. A liberal government might believe in a more institutionalized finalized approach and the conservative government or Conservative Party may take him or a flexible approach that social conservatives would find would find attractive and this would also you know not offend more moderate or Red Tories To have a party that supports traditional family values and and it doesn't offend the sensibilities of mainstream Canada. So you know affect your picking and choosing from within the The perspectives of these various factions across the country to find that sweet spot. I'm not saying it's easy but it certainly possible. I know it's kind of early days as I mean. It's only been a a little more than six weeks. I guess since this Leadership race really started. But from what you've seen so far I guess first of all who were the front runners and that might be kind of obvious but also what are you seeing in terms of lessons learned from the past election as you? You mentioned shears approach so we had this conversation last week. I might assume they're five front runners and and and it was a pretty much of an open contest I you never know who might You between now and and and and the the approaching deadline to register. I just want a candidate who I who am. I also enter the race although it's You know the list of people who are rumored even to be entering is is is shrinking by the by the day it would seem that. There's only two candidates that I can identify that. Have a you know a prospect of building support across the country. And that's Peter McKay and Erin O'Toole And I think the are both I would try to distance themselves. Quite a decidedly from the approach and the style and the tactics that were used in the in the last election campaign notably by by Andrea Sherr and his discomfort with be able to answer very simple straightforward eight for questions on perspective on social issues. So we we saw This week Peter Mackay Go. I would have his his way to declare that he will march in the Gay Pride Parade in Toronto And showing nothing but respect for that community which aligns up in fact with You know he was one of the very few cabinet ministers in the Harper government Who voted to accept accepting and bracing endorse same sex marriage? He was one of only Six at the time. So this is a position that that I think he Has Long held and and was he can eat readily Embrace and be believable on the issue. Erin O'Toole You know came out also with A position that he would march in Gay Pride Parade but he put some qualifiers on it. You you know in terms of how the parade was organized and was able to March so I wonder if you know. He's making the nod to the issue but you know trying to trying to make a To be somewhat cute with social conservatives to say well you know I'm in it but not in an unfettered way or or or maybe not as enthusiastically as Peter Mackay but you can see that both of the leading candidates and I and I think you know we will not see others enter the race Are are are moving on that issue and there will be others Other issues where they're going to be questioned and I would say Climate change would be one of them so far. It seems that the discussion around this race has focused I mostly on the social issues that we just talked about. And Will they be different from Andrew. shears approach approach and then Also just about branding as we saw kind of the rollout videos and and talking about candidates strong because Canadians are strong in that kind of stuff. When do you expect? We'll see that change and the real policy to be discussed and I guess. What do you think the key issues are? That will decide how conservatives choose their leader. When you talk about branding? You're really not I take it not talking so much about the brand of the Conservative Party. You're talking about the brand of leader. Yeah yeah trying to represent their approach and I think that's just absolutely critical That we have leaders. And I'm talking about this this for all political parties who can connect with Canadians. Who can connect with them on an emotional level? You know who take The issues far more seriously than they take themselves. These are people. You'd want to sit down and have a coffee or a beer wealth. There's a sense that they know and understand the country. You WanNa get a sense so their motivations because you can put forward all the policies you want in the world and be very prescriptive about it But as you become prime minister you're going to be faced with hundreds of issues that are not part of your platform that you've never talked about before that events that emerge and you WanNa have an essence of who that person isn't and and what their instincts is are and how they will react. I think that's you know that's more important than you know saying that tax gonNA be at a certain rate or you're GonNa have you know in particular policy on this pipeline versus versus another. So I think to the extent that the the the campaign Reveals who these people are is is as as important or more is more important than the particular policies that come forward now with that. I think they'll want to know what the candidates instincts. Thanks are on on a on a few key policies And always at the top of the list is is You know now that we sort to set aside some hot button issues such as you know. What's your stand on on on gay rights and I don't think that's going to be an issue in this in this campaign But economic the economy is always always number one now. I've argued that candidates in an even leaders in the Conservative Party. Do themselves no favors when they talk about Ideology as What they wanNA bring to Canadians? My view is is you know Canadians want to hear about jobs. They WANNA hear about rising housing incomes. They WANNA hear about income security for the the elderly they wanna hear about. You know a government that has strong finances that can support social systems uh-huh in healthcare in the aged. They're looking for Kitchen table responses to kitchen table issues that the Canadians will feel that they're going to make decisions sounds that are in the best long-term interests of the of the country The environment you're going to be I think front and center you know how do you you deal with. Climate Change. What mechanisms you know? Do you propose as it. A is it. Investments in technology is regulation. Is the taxation You know who is going to pay And within that within the climate change issue is is also energy management so I think the candidates will be expected to talk about about the the oil sands development of the oil sands and pipelines and enabling Canadian Energy Products Attics to to get to two markets. How energy is distributed across Canada from the West to the east? And you know in here in the here. There's you know one of the conundrum zero or one of the perplexing issues is and I've written about this. How do you get people in Quebec? You know who don't want pipelines lanes are the ladder. Canadians are deeply concerned about the environment on the same page as the people who live in Fort mcmurray and and in British Columbia. How you get them all on the same page that that will be a test of leadership that the candidates will be expected? Answer I guess my my last question just in terms of two sides of speaking broadly to all Canadians and connecting with them. There's a couple of things that have come up The first is How does that includes Quebec if the presumptive nominee is not bilingual but also Out Albert aware maybe not even just an Albert but out on the far end spectrum of the right where you know.
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"Paul Wealth Hi. How are you good thank you how are you doing you know? Does he yes fat. I'm hoping that we can talk today about the conservative leadership race. That started this week. I I I know did this week though. It felt like it unofficially really began the night of the election and ramped up when Andrew Scheer quit as leader back in December and of course he said he because he wanted to spend more time with family in order to chart the course ahead this party this movement needs someone who can give one hundred percent but we also know. He was facing a ton of criticism about his performance performance. In the last election and questions about party money used to send his kids to private school and so what kind of shadow do you think. Andrew Scheer and his performance in the last election cast on this race. I think the Conservative Party finds itself in kind of an awkward place so full of hope after Justin Trudeau turned out to be defeatable opponent and so unsure about how to go about beating him. I heard from other conservatives. As soon as sheer became name the leader in two thousand seventeen that he was essentially a sacrificial lamb that Justin Trudeau was had way too much momentum. That's actually the way people were talking. I I mean two years before the election. He just lost right. People Thought Trudeau is like a two-term majority PM. Yeah and it's a little unfair unfair. In retrospect to say well why the Hell didn't Andrew Scheer win but but a couple of things happen. First of all Trudeau turned out to be an imperfect perfect champion of his own. re-election the deeply flawed leader and the black face incidents during the campaign was only the latest of several examples of that convicted Khalistan terrorists had been invited to the Canadian. High Commissioners Dinner for Justin Trudeau. Daddy this evening. Prime Minister asked me to help out to find a solution here for us. NC exactly how many times have you darkened. You're skiing with make. I share the moments that I recollect elected and so it looked like the conservatives Should be able to beat him. And then There were elements shears campaign that were identifiably poorly executed kid The attack on carbon taxes. I mean conservatives ended up essentially defensive on carbon taxes they were not expecting that And then all the values stuff and simply weird answers you would get whenever you would ask sure about his position on on showing up for pride. Parades there's just lots of different ways support to community and I show my support by I for example participating the historic apology for public servants who are persecuted because of their sexual orientation and so the Conservatives spent two years telling themselves we can't win and it won't be sure's fault if he doesn't win and now they're saying respect boy. We sure should have one and we had better win next time which is very Germane to this leadership race because now they're looking for the person who can win right and who could be the next prime minister. I I want to ask you. There's soon news that came out today. This post mortem that former Foreign Minister John Baird has been working on a apparently. It's done speaking to sources who have spoken with Mr Barrot about this report. We're talking about problems with the party's platform per problems with the party's communication problem with with the party's candidates screening notably John Barrett also also identified the fact that there were too few experienced staffers working on android campaign and too much control centralized in the hands of campaign manager. Hamish Marshall but we're hearing reports that the document is essentially being kept secret kept internal as an internal strategy document. What does that tell you? Well such things normally we are. So for instance. After the two thousand four federal election and very similarly with a reduced liberal mandate but with the Liberals reelected it under Paul Martin we as liberals have lost votes. We have lost good members of parliament Canadians expected and expect more from us both the liberal campaign and the conservative campaign went back to the drawing boards and did these sort of post mortem exercises not only results never released. The fact of that process was never released. The most part most parties don't parade around Discussing their strategy. I'm almost were surprised that the existence of this process was was was announced than than that. It's be then the the results are being held back. Oh interesting yeah. I think the reason that was announced was because that was Andrew Sherwood still trying to defend his job. Nobody is more disappointed in the results than me. Me and nobody is more eager to get it right the next time I talk to you a bit about the logistics here so I I know there's not very much time Conservatives will vote for their next leader at the end of June but they have to declare by February twenty seventh and and they need to raise enough money so three hundred thousand dollars to be able to run and then submit submit thousands of signatures from seven provinces to show they have the support. And so is this. This is a hard thing to pull off in like. What does it mean for? WHO's able to step up here? It's essentially insurmountable if you don't have a kind of institutional presence in the party already or if you're not John Kerry because does he does. He has very close to no presence in the party. But he's Cherie he's a special case the Conservatives believed they had way too many candidates in two thousand seventeen and they wanna feel that. It looks like four fourteen candidates. I I mean. Let's start with Sean. Cherie who who you just mentioned. This is the former Quebec premier federal government now has a counterpart WHO's leadership will contribute to improve the Canadian Federation. He hasn't confirmed his candidacy publicly but he's expected to announce later this month. He is of course a veteran of politics Former the leader of the Federal Progressive Conservative Party also And so is that an advantage for him here. Well it's huge He looks like the kind of person person who could win elections and formed governments. Because he's done that in the back which is not the federal level but it's it's one of the biggest of junior leagues first time. Almost a decade a federalist government will be in charge. There's going to be a lot of work for For the whole team you only sixty two. I'm getting to uh-huh Adrian get to say things like only six but he's got a wealth of experience including he's lost election so he knows what that feels like. He knows the mistakes you make these elections for you. potty was in ruins almost wiped out by John crayons liberals and that too. He spun as an opportunity. An opportunity for us to rebuild the great national political party from the ground up. And he's one and he's had to learn hard the lessons of government. He was not familiar with Quebec provincial. Politics when he Left the Federal Progressive Leadership to go to Quebec in one thousand nine hundred eight You know that being said he's got two big problems. First of all culturally. The modern modern Conservative Party is deeply influenced by Alberta reform politics of a kind that the progressive conservatives disdained when Jerry was was in the Federal Party regional factions are huge. Both in the in the in the federation right now and in the Conservative Party There's an awful lot of conservatives who will not consider a Quebecer for the leader of the Party and there's an awful lot of conservatives who will say it's retrograde thinking like that that has doomed us for now nearly a decade in an opposition and and could do forever if we let it secondly governing Quebec wasn't all bed of roses. There was an awful lot of political corruption. which has been established in the courts and which was the result of public commissions and special police investigations and trials and convictions? Testimony testimony suggests that all the major provincial parties received illegal contributions from engineering firms but the commission appears to be building a case that ministers in the former shutout government. We're especially vulnerable. Because of the pressure they were under to raise money for the Liberal Party. As recently as two thousand Sixteen Quebec's anti corruption squad you pack was was looking into whether Josh broke election financing rules and that will all be counted as part of Ashtrays legacy right the idea that he comes with political baggage. Here yeah so a lot of conservatives will say he's not there kind of conservative and a lot of conservatives they I don't care what kind of conservative he is. We don't want to spend an entire writ it period answering questions about the last government that he led. Okay all right. Let's move on to Peter Mackay former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party before the merger with the Canadian Alliance resulting in the President Conservative Party. This agreement ends vote splitting it. Means the two plus two can equal more than four. It means winning. McKay was a prominent prominent cabinet minister under Harper. And how different of a choice would he be. Two Cherie both were leaders of the Progressive Conservatives. That went oh here's where the race starts does seem like an episode of of the HBO Series Succession Because The Conservative leader who recruited Peter Mackay into federal politics in Nineteen 1897 was Josh Array. And today was Mackay's first leader in McKay was Sarah. Protege remaining shred of credibility the government and parliament might have in this country is on the chopping block. Sharon appointed him Tori House leader and like his father before him he became a justice critic. And there's every chance chance to they'll both go in and it's been a little bit speeding on the part of supporters of both candidates to the effect only one of them can run as the as the progressive conservative standard bearer. That's not necessarily early. Guaranteed and then you'd you would have open competition between them for support and McKay would be likely to rally people who think that Sharia has just simply not a really a cultural conservative anymore and Cherie would tend to or at least try to get the support of people who are just looking for a winner and Still looks like more of that than Peter. Mackay why why does she look like a winner. Because he's run a government you know. He's he's been Davos he's Been in in meetings with the. US state governors but but McKay's got better continuity in in the party as like. There's there's not a lot of federal conservatives who say McKay's not one of them because he served in Harper's government and hyper had nice things to say about him when he left and remarkably warm personal even funny tribute attribute. I met the young Peter Mackay sexiest male and pay. And then it didn't bother me anyway away with the so the dynamic between chalet and McKay of both ran would be tents and fascinating to watch because Cherie would would at some level Sia McCain McCain's candidacy is a bit of a betrayal amenity running against his mentor. Yeah like Luke running against Yoda if few erred. Your trading do a become.
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"Solo conservative candidates. Brad trost here. LA- mu their support went to Mr Sheer during the leadership Similarly Tenure Grant Alan and activist in Ontario help make Doug Ford leader so there are a powerful force and when I read what they write about these things things they believe that if only politicians said what they believed in advocated for these positions more effectively or more forcefully than the public. Look Mike Come around I believe that. There is sort of unrealistic quality to that analysis and it reminds me somewhat of the inevitable post election analysis from the Socialist Caucus of the MVP. Whatever the outcome you can count on the left wing? MVP or saying well. We would have done better if we propose nationalizing the banks similarly you have the these A militant social conservatives who after every election say well. We would've done done better if if we promised to take action on abortion so they have an increasing close in the party and I think that the Mister Scheer maybe tempted to move closer to them because they can Rally support for him for this leadership review. It's not clear that he we'll do this. But if he does in order to engage with them more fully start to communicate Stronger social conservative positions. I I think that could be a risk for the party in that it will be associated more firmly in the minds of middle of the Road Canadians with sort of minority. Already views on these questions. Well Shirley Trudeau and sing would love to run the next election against a conservative party that's embracing The kind of spectres that they tried tried to raise about them and this one right. I am sure that the liberals are sitting back and praying that Andrea Sherr hangs on as Conservative leader. Because as Peter Mackay said he did kind of miss an empty net in the last election and and they can just continue to paint him as a social conservative. Who Won't discuss Won't be honest with Canadians about how he feels about things I find it. It's there's a painful quality to watching it. I think Andrew Shares in is a nice man. He's a a pleasant sort of character. After I I I'm sure he works without any problems with people who are gay. It's not like he's not a big it I don't think but he can't bring himself to say Well yes I used to oppose same sex marriage and my church says that's wrong but I see that You know there are things that are way. She could deal with this that he he just doesn't want to. Well does a Catholic too right. He's dealt with it. Yes yes that's right right now. Also they're they're basis different so so trudeau Does not have to worry about alienating social conservative supporters and I know if you talk to conservative politicians off the record conservative organizers and say you know I have you have you been to a pride parade. Did your candidate go to a pride parade. They do get pushback. They will tell you that when they do that. Some of their supporters will say well you lost my support. I don't believe in that that's wrong. So I mean Mr Sheer has to deal deal with basis. Mr Trudeau doesn't have to deal with Mr. Mr Trudeau is a self-proclaimed feminist has curry favor with you know abortion rights activists and also with. Gt Do community. He moved the party away from you. Know it used to be that you you could be anti abortion and a member of the Liberal Party. And he's he's Move the party to polarize along these lines. I I kind of feel badly for the position that Andrea Sherr is in because he may have to move in a way to keep his job that might make him less likely to win the next election election and thus put his job at further risk. I don't is there a way out of this firm. Can you walk a line. I think it's very difficult in less things. Go terribly for the Liberals in the next six months we are all thinking the conventional wisdom. The moment is that the Minister Trudeau has a stable Minority he can uh sit back and take time and proceed organized manner to meet parliament and proceed with his agenda. And that's the likeliest thing But if if something terrible happens if the RCMP announced that they are investigating SNC. Laval and if you have a a few decides to dress up in black face again or or go to some foreign country in the foolishly again You know right track record is mixed right. Yeah so there are things that could happen. That would put the focus back on the Liberals and would make the Conservatives feel that. They can't afford to change their leader in a minority parliament. So in a way I suspect that sheer is doomed as leader although he can hang on and hope that events transpired the change the circumstances for them that basically pleaded liberals The Trudeau government messes up in some important way right. Well the kind of sword hanging over all this as the technically. I guess we could have having election anytime after the throne speech right yes The government conceivably could follow the throne speech and we could be back into an election immediately. Really that is never the way these things play out And you know. I don't think we're ready for another elections And voters would punish any party that You know would Be Seen to recklessly brought out another a unnecessary election. I don't think there's going to be an election before our October. Nineteen nineteen twenty twenty one. which is the date at which the class of Twenty fifteen which is a majority of? MP's and this Parliament have vested their pensions and so none of them are GonNa want to go for another election before they crossed that finish line. That's a very pragmatic way to determine when we have another election. Well politicians are just people and Like anyone they worry about how they're gonNA look after their retirement so I suspect that they will suddenly feel a lot braver on confidence after that happens and I guess we'll see in April if Mr Scherr surveys I think it's GonNa be very interesting to be in Toronto when they count the votes that I'm going to put that in my calendar. Thank Stephen Thank you. Stephen Maher contributing editor at Maclean's that was the big story. You want more there on the website at the big story podcast dot ca there also in your favorite podcast cast APP. WanNa talk to us where to find us at the big story F. P. N.. 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"It's never good when critics can sum up your performance as a politician with a famous sports. Blooper yeah they use a good Canadian analogy. It was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the run pass Spiel. And that's why despite yes. Increasing the Conservative Party seat count and yes despite forming a strong opposition and taking a liberal majority down to a minority Conservative Party leader. Andrew Scheer is still fighting for his job shear survived a caucus meeting last week. That ran for hours only to emerge and meet the press and walk right into a perfect example of exactly what like many in his party. Think cost them the election issues like same sex marriage. You are still not giving personal view so my question for you. Do you believe that being gazed. Then we made it very clear during the election in the last few months and years. Our Party is inclusive we believe in the quality the rights of all we are. My personal opinion is that I respect. The rights of every single was an answer that try to please both sides and ended up leasing no one and it was a perfect picture of the division within the Conservative Party right. Now we'll sheer your move further towards social conservative issues to save his job even if it costs him the next election is he willing to put his personal no beliefs in front of voters knowing that many of them will never trust him unless he does and can the Conservative Party as a whole unite around a direction. They could help them win. What should in theory be a very winnable next election and an election? That could come sooner than they think Jordan. He throwing this big story. Stephen Maher is a contributing leading editor at Maclean's Stephen Are you doing. I'm doing very well and for those of us which unfortunately doesn't include me. Who are able to kind of tune out for you bet after the election can you Explain what happened to Andrew share in the wake of the liberal minority win. A lot of people were very disappointed in the conservative. SORTA party that. The party didn't do better not long after the election. Peter Mackay at a forum in Washington said that Mr Scherr are had Missing empty next basically years ago hockey analogy a widespread feeling In in the Conservative Party. That you're was was not able to do as well as the party could have particularly when you when you look at some of the vulnerabilities of liberals I mean. This is a campaign that started with news it was about A AN RCMP inquiry into the essence Alaba fair and it was then followed with the Brown face and black face incidents so trudeau was gullible and the conservative campaign was not able to take advantage of those vulnerabilities tell me about last week's caucus meetings specifically what do we we know about what happened in there. Well we know that lasted seven and a half hours which is a long meeting The the first two and a half half hours were taken up with sort of procedural business involving of something called the Reform Act which was brought in by Michael Chong and the previous government as a way of empowering backbenchers and there was a key vote where the conservative caucus They had stand up. It wasn't a private ballot a private Secret ballot then just stand up and vote to give themselves the power to remove the leader so it wasn't a vote to to actually remove him but to maintain that theoretical power. I'm told that only eighteen people stood up. Certainly fewer than twenty so sheer sort of survived survived dot task. As I as everyone sort of expected he would write. MTV's even those who would like to get rid of share would be reluctant to do so in a caucus revolt because they would then be accused of having ignored the will of Party members who ooh selected sheer right. That makes sense. Yeah and it's true if say decapitated him in a caucus meeting then people could say well. I voted for him. You know. Why are you ignoring the membership and there is a mechanism in April and a lot of everything that's happening of the Conservative Party between now and the convention in an April is going to be geared around that whether she can get enough votes to survive he likely needs around seventy percent of the votes of delegates and and there are a lot of people in the party? I think more than thirty percent who thinks that the problems with share are not gonna get better before the next election elections. Can you try to sort of sum up the division about the problems with Andrew Scheer. Why do some people in the party? He missed the empty net. Essentially well if you look at polling it shows the Mister became less popular as Canadians. Got To know him better. which is not what I expected? What happened? I thought that Canadians would find him to be a A mild pleasant man but it turned out that as the campaign went on his disapproval numbers kept getting higher and higher. Now why is that. One thing that A lot of conservatives believe is that his is reluctant to discuss his position on same. Sex Marriage is causing a lot of problems for him the other policy. Let's see issue that caused problems at the doorsteps and particularly on Terron. Quebec is the environment the climate change policy that the Conservatives brought forward got very bad reviews the people gotta closely said that it would increase our emissions rather than reducing them in comparison to the liberal plan. And the other thing is there's I campaign mechanics at the end of the campaign. The conservative sent their troops to the wrong places. They seemed not to we know which ridings were competitive and which writings were knocked competitor that his unusual for a modern political campaign with all of the data. Ah with all the polling. It's Kinda surprising. It raises serious questions about the competence of Mr Shears team. For instance at the end of the campaign campaign. They were sending a resources to von Woodbridge. which were they were not in contention Nova Nova Scotia. where I'm from? I know that they suspend a lot of resources. Trying to get country singer. George Canyon elected in Central Nova where they did not have a realistic shot of wing. Meanwhile the the next riding riding Cumberland Colchester. They lost by five hundred votes and they didn't the troops there. So there's a there's evidence to suggest suggest that in sort of get out the vote and polling world where we're Mr Harper's parties Steven Harper's parties to be very good at this stuff that at some point the conservatives have lost the plot so you have these policy questions and then you have a sort of confidence question and then you have a kind of personality question about Mr Sheer. So so there's I think a very strong case to be made that They would likely do better with someone else. There is a counter argument that often often leaders do better on the second shot You know if you look at Jack Layton for example over multiple elections people got to know he got better rabbit and eventually you know voters decide to reward you. I don't think that's the case with share but there is a counter argument. Well I wanted to ask you specifically only about the way. The party is dealing with his personal beliefs. Because I thought you really Summed it up well Mcclain's and if you could maybe describe the dynamics wchs in the conservative party right now over What I guess has kind of been referred to as Andrew shares personal beliefs versus political right? So there's a there's there's a divide in that you have some conservatives including a lot of conservatives in Ontario and Quebec who on the subject of same sex marriage in particular you are saying. Why are we talking about this? Why can't you just tell us how you feel about it? And get past us. Because shears critics the Liberals or journalist keeps saying well. What's your personal view? And after his this very difficult caucus meeting A reporter do you think that homosexuality is a sin so while you won't go to a pride parade and he said he didn't answer the question he he won't say whether he thinks that being gay sinful. It appears that this is because does he would feel like a hypocrite. He is A serious Catholic and he does believe that this kind of behavior is sinful. And that's why like he can't go to a a pride parade. If that is correct he is out of step with Canadians. The polling shows that only about ten ten percent of Canadians now are opposed to same sex marriage. There's been an normal shifts in the last fifteen years. Since this sort of moved it became came a political prop potato When Palmer was prime minister once it was legalized? Everyone has basically got used to it. and we accepted Doug Ford went to a pride parade. All kinds of people accept this kind of community event as a way of showing support for people that is meaningful to that which is how I feel about it. Our neighbors our friends and neighbors who are L. B. Q. It's meaningful for them to have the community come out and say hey. We got your backs. Right sure won't do that so his some of his supporters are saying well. Why badgering him his personal views our personal views and it's got nothing to do with how he's run the country and that is a perspective but on the other hand if you want to become prime minister of the country can we really think? Ah Your most wrongly held. Beliefs won't influence your thinking so I'm sympathetic to the people who are suspicious of him on these questions. Can you explain like I understand the one side of the Conservative Party who must be saying like look just get modern And recognize that. This is an issue that Canadians are are settled on and let's move on but there's a force inside that party. That doesn't want him to do that. And I understand that they have their own personal beliefs. But I'm wondering what kind of political argument they can make That that sheer needs to stay and Align himself with the social conservatives so often these these these are people who are associated with the right to life movement so they're anti-abortion activists and they are increasingly powerful force in the Conservative Party of Canada and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party and they in fact made Mr Sheer leader during the there were a couple.
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"conservative party" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Dominant as is in eighteen fifty one then you going to get the return of the question of light, while actually is free. Try the appropriate position. That is particularly vacs within the conservative party. Peru. I'm really nervous. I'm going to get less. Is it fair to say that there's a strand there for of the conservative party? That is unreconciled to the optimism. That believes it's kind of sham that in the end, this is just storing up trouble for the future. The must always be imposed if, if there are two strands of pessimism, one strand of optimism and optimism wind. It's not the pessimists we're going to go. Oh, yeah. You were right. Autumn is correct. And this split this fundamental split in party, politics, presumably, there's a significant group of people who still think of themselves as the true conservative party who are unreconciled outlier guilty case, although it would seem to be well know whether will have to be the logical case, but then does run my own my view that in so many areas, and I could bring religion in here though, I won't that is a very various. Rapid shift of you around about age early fifties. This is the decisive shift in, in my view is decisive shift in the century. Remember the great exhibition, which was conceived in the mid forties, by peel, Albert another's in a very gloomy sense that bitchy industry might be temporary successful. But there was no designed skills all machine and show. They that's our net. Great exhibition. Get Indians over to show how to real cotton's. French soaks bomb is a time court, it actually takes place. It is presented as a great triumph of not only beige industry, but you society, because this is a society were working people from the north can come down on the trains. And that's how the best and mingle with the upper classes without any soldiers by standing by everyone else in Europe is in a police state more or less by this time. So you get Norma century dickens marks of the great British constitutional, how the people of the Queen and so forth. Raiders great achievement. Is to laugh or free trade on behalf of the conservative party while it is still in its very early blowing stages. I think he hung out and try to come round say in the sixties into late for, so the boy, what if in my view of essential, politics, eighty six was not a crisis..
"conservative party" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Now, in the way, one is for trees may to make an agreement with labor policy, and and the labour leader journey copen. So that would produce away out. Of course, the other way is tough another referendum. But but at the moment, knives them seem very likely. Two more about the referendum with this extensions. See the British public. I mean, turn against Brexit altogether. Maybe. Well, I think what they divide for public. Because clearly there are some significant number of people who were pace to leave the EU and the large number who still want to leave the I again, it doesn't resolve the issues. Nothing is resolved by this. I think if there is another referendum there is a Trump, but that will be majority to remain. But of course, that doesn't again it still doesn't resolve the problem that large proportions of relation they already to to leave. And there any signs that Prime Minister Theresa may has a new strategy to secure a renovation of her deal from the UK parliament. I think he does have a new strategy. No strategy now is to try and come up with an agreement with labor. I say believe that the other option she has to present the conservative party, actually, if he's done except my deal, then it's clear as we've seen already that we believe need new. So I think she's still believes. But if she carries on pushing this issue and say the only way out is like deal that won't bring the conservative policy behind there. And she can get very, but I'm not sure that is actually possible. Specifically, a what are the thorny issue that difficult issues in ratifying Mace brexit' deal? Well, the fundamental issues that she doesn't have a majority in the conserved hall director fire. There are still a significant number of 'em pays within the conservative party oppose the proposed stuff in Ireland are still a significant number thing may daily cheap close to remaining in the more much more child Brexit, you know, from the the fundamental problem and all of that is considered to policies split. And so the prime minister doesn't have a majority for day or not that's not going to. None of this changes. The problem. So you know, that means the other, and then is tough and election, and and and change the parliamentary problems so does the opposition labor party have any like clear alternatives. Well, I think that labor is clear in a sense, they won't is to maintain the customs union and if possible to maintain single market, so basically what Labor's position is now a very so Brexit, which would in many ways, maintain labor in the economic elements of the European Union's, but was in the political structures. There used to be a lot of talk about the future of Prime Minister, Theresa may, the political future of Prime Minister Theresa may. So what does is political future looked like I mean right now does he like to have some options for like early election?.
"conservative party" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"We had a high point in bilateral relations, when Queen Elizabeth visited in two thousand and eleven and came to to Ireland and travelled around the country, and there was a a really strong, but after a relationship and personal relationships as well between the various teaching and a series of prime ministers uncertainly those relationships have been strained in the last two years. And of course, offense is taken by some of the remarks from some cabinet members on some leading lights within within the conservative party. However, I would say I think we've gotten to the point in Ireland where we're actually there's a desensitized to some of the nonsense going from some of those people. So you know, when Boris Johnson's father intervenes and says, well, if Irish people want to shoot each other, that's fine. At this point. I don't anybody's taking that sort of nonsense seriously. And likewise when. Boris Johnson wasn't the only one to talk about a technical solutions to the border question. I mean that was very serious line of toss within within the conservative party within the government. Custom maximum facilitation. So these are are quite serious ideas have been floated, but one by one they've all been batted away expect described as a cluster fac. That's that's a whole nother topic. Yeah. So so yes, it's -fensive. And yes, it sets back our relations. I mean, you're right. I mean, and as a country is a much more firstly economically successful place that was in nineteen Seventy-three when we joined the European Communities. We have learned to stand on our own two feet. I mean being part of the European Union. And the European project has given us as a nation a self confidence that did not exist heretofore on that has actually been amplified over the last few years in particular. So you know, what I actually currently has the fastest growing economy. European Union on fortunately at the UK economy has actually done very very significantly. So we have a sense of confidence about our economy about our society at our politics and nothing. No, no, no degree of insults. That might be flung at us by by certain individuals in Britain. Parts will will impact on that. And if anything, you know, we definitely feel feel a stronger more assured member of European Union as well. I mean, the word many in London who doubted the solidarity between EU Member States, and he said, oh, well, Berlin. And Paris when it comes down to choose London over dozen because of the strengthened size of of of the UK, but in reality as we have seen European solidarity on view, thus those countries who wished to remain within the European Union, the single market and the customs union will stick together defend the values and principles that underpin that union and an Ireland has benefited from that. And that's why many are surprised to this day. Even though we've been having these same conversations for at least twelve months around the border around the peace process and around this issue of backstop. All of the predictions about fragmentation about divide and conquer within the improven wrong. And in fact, Dobbins insistence every stage thought that there would be solidarity has proven to be to be correct. And I have absolutely no doubt that that will continue right to the end of this process because I want to send it was very gracious dismissing the insults, but one of the most profoundly disturbing distressing depressing aspects of British public debate over the last months has been the extent to which it has revealed, very senior British politicians, profound ignorance of relationships with our neighbors in Ireland, a lack of affinity and understanding with the fragility of the peace that was hard won and secured by politics and can surely be undone by politics unless the right steps are taken. And if I'm honest, I think it's revealing the cow. Of the motor conservative party. This used to be the conservative and Unionist Party. What we're witnessing ice believe in the United Kingdom today is the rise of English nationalism -rupt in the union giant, and actually what it's revealing is that many members of the conservative and Unionist Party because they still travel under that name have a cavalier disregard for the interests of the integrity of the United Kingdom and their minds..
"conservative party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"I mean, Goldsmith in his London Meryl campaign also made contentious remarks about Islam. Do you think that it's something that's deeply entrenched within the party? I think Zac, Goldsmith comments that she were different order. I mean, they were alleging that sitcom now, mayor of London would have extremist an extremist background with sympathies extremism, which absolutely outrageous. And I think again, he was talking about different when he really was dog whistling and point. They. It's difficult for this part of the conservative party conservative party has no particular ideology. And if anything, it is an ideology of freedom and tolerances, it's sort of difficult Con-constantly pointless within the conservative party. You'd see it much more on the kind of far-right of it. And in you Kip an argument uses a different former races within the labour party. As you can see at the moment with the anti-semitism row going on. Well, I mean, that is a big point. The leadership of the later labor party. It would seem to me doing everything they can to distance themselves. Now, finally, from these anti semitic promotes well, the labor party house is one of an absence of intervention at key points as opposed to actually you coop in has historically been on platforms with radical groups. What he's been doing now, I'm what is a team around who have been doing now is failing utterly condemn the racism that is going on under the name of under the name of labor. I mean, you should, at this point be kicking out party members who in any way, say anything that can be deemed anti semitic, that action hasn't take hasn't been taken. So unlike Boris who's just written his written some words, which colorful. And I think probably ill-judged. What copen is allowed to do is allow that to grow as a the symbolism can grows kind of virus within the party. And is that former dangerous? I think does that explain the reaction to to Boris Johnson to resume demanding an apology and so on? I mean, it it seems to me that there isn't a lot else that can be done to to punish him. He's left the cabinet. I mean, you know what else remains? Well, I think you what you can't do allow the sort of language Boris has used Johnson is used in general public schools because what in reality, what happens is the you find racist thug, ripping somebody's veil of their face on the streets in London, which is, you know, it's not outrageous act and there should be no space in civil society for that to happen, but she can't condemn because you condemn Johnson for that article, you condemning somebody that she retained in defense of British values, and fact. What were the press a little bit more? There is a reason the price goes for Johnson every opportunity, but were they little more considered an ice because one of them you would look at Alterman say was fantastic. We should funding to go rather than attacking it, perhaps picking up on the line that he clearly smoked marijuana. Aching, which is being completely ignored. Took about breathing in the fresh air and free spirit or whatever it was. If it doesn't seem to have done his barstools popularity, any harm, the is a conservative home poll of Tory members..
"conservative party" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
"How'd you get in them and i just said the i applaud would you mean you applied i applaud it through the conservative party website an have faced is just changing expression from i'm gonna nail this little faulkner two i'm not sure walking now this little fuck away and he said what what name did use then mowing she wrote that the home hotes it was a little notebook when how to word with another officer am i never saw get and and i felt that moment i wasn't going to be in that much trouble shortly off that i did get arrested and they reach your rights and it is tempting to say along with them 'cause i know by now but no and that's when they put me in the cuffs and then put me in the van here and and the carried on from there the they think it might be spending the night in jail or might be yet yeah digits redick on the regulatory of course you like go over and we we let let go go before the night was over these yet they were that the put me in the van and again at seven is found to do once right twice off to the stack do but shut did make that joke to they bundled me in the van and they close the bannam in the back is a proper police van and handcuffed and yet and there's four of them in the front with the match and.