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"green party" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Wants the credit for the green new deal, even though we can. Kind of vocals in that you have before. But Anyway Well they there's a term called the green new deal. They used it. So did I. Write the same thing. They want the credit for the green new deal with. They're not willing to give behind the candidate. That we can even consider a being able to generate the rhetoric. That would be needed to to not only speak to the voting public that the congress. I mean think about the legislative. Chops of FDR. LBJ With these giant monumental legislative tasks on their hands, and the green new deal wants credit I'm sorry, the Green Party wants credit. For. Coming up with some good branding I'll I'll give them. The green new deal is excellent branding. I don't know how much you've stumbled upon that, or but then it also speaks to their weird relationship with FDR ISM right like in one breath. They like FDR and they liked new deal. Style politics in the other breath FDR was a capitalist and a centrist in a triangulated who needed a leftist Valence Force like Huey. Long and other Father Coughlin other people calling for different socialist style programs. To pull him to the left so. They're like well. We like the deal Democrats, but then we don't like them. or they all got old and they left and now these Clinton. Democrats, are there and they're bad? They can't seem to make up. Their mind on. The sales missed the big part of FDR. ISM which is you have to be a capable administrator so the thing they probably hate the most min- the kind of talk about this and we hate the deep state. They don't say deep state they. They talk about you know the rotating door of the corporations in the military industrial complex, and all that stuff but FDR basically introduced of the Burien like bureaucracy to use my fancy turns us just Max vapors concept of like the bureau that became really popular in the nineteen twenties, and became what the professional managerial class of one hundred years ago read and then when they assumed government. That's kind of what created our modern system of bureaus, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Like this sense of bureau is like FDR broad and really capable managers, and that's the other problem for the Green Party. They seem to have a culture that does not have the ability to. They want. Credit for creating legislation that they wouldn't be able to. To legislate themselves like we can't administer it. It was just the job of the executive branch the administrative branch. If you can't actually administer the law, it does no good to pass the law. I. I'm kind of added impasse here with. Like. A sort of hopeful when I know that there is a group within the Green Party. That at least has there is on the right prize like a does really give me. Goose bumps live when when I think of What if this way?.
"green party" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Are Your Dad Brian. You've got seven and a half minutes and you can begin in five seconds of seven and a half minutes. Okay I mean I would maybe address this cross pressuring thing that Sean bringing up lottery or helping out the people. Oh Man I it's dangling out there I being. I think that it needs to be addressed all right so I I know. I've brought sort of tangent here as the I think. The Green Party is experiencing the spoiler label Much more often than the the Libertarian. Party is ever experienced it. They've never had had to defend themselves on this turf. And so I guess I'm presenting sort of what's what you would call a a handicap argument of. The Green Party deserves a little bit of credit. Just for getting through this spoiler effect dynamic and the Libertarian Party deserves. You know. There's no quarter for them because They haven't had to explain themselves. I mean I I know that Sean and I can have a very long conversation. About how deserved the spoiler effect label is but it's a very short conversation with how it generates a negative connotation upon the voting public I think we both agree. That is very hard to overcome that The once the spoiler Labor labels upon you and so when you have the Ralph Nader Florida moment and then you have the Jill Stein. Twenty sixteen moment These are moments that you How you have to look at both of these parties and and how How deserve it? They are at still playing. Small Ball. The Green Party has some excuses. The Libertarian Party has no excuse at all I I can't I can't added up at all. the The fact that you can also have a figure of Oh hold on. Let me backtrack Also just playing off of Donald Trump. I'm going to go ahead and say that in past and just in past conversations with Sean Frieder he would affiliate himself with a rather of progressive minded agenda He's he's interested in things like health care and climate change at least being in the conversation So now you have the Libertarian Party. And you have the Libertarian. Party playing off trump It should be very easy to play off of trump. It should be so easy to play off trump that you can be the Democrats and nominate Joe Biden to play off trump right The the democratic establishment had anyone to pick and they figure Joe Biden's This is such an easy thing to do that. That that Joe Biden could do it. Okay so so now you have the Libertarians who can also play off. Donald trump in ways that the green party really can't do The Green Party has to play off of the corrupt Democratic Moderate Establishment It's a lot easier or it should be a lot easier to play off of Donald Trump Case in point The dimmer the DNC nominated. Joe Biden. Okay so And with that said the libertarian. Party has is still as as such a corner To to try and carve out the this group of voters And now you have Justin Amash falling into your laps And I just don't think that The the Libertarian Party has shown after succeeding to a minor degree with Ron Paul. And then it that that that power winnowing away and Having a a a group like the Libertarian Party who can't reflect upon that failure and now have just a mosh fall into your lap and capitalize upon that moment It it's just it really is a shame Let's see here. Well saying we're in the habit of just breaking into people's speech patterns and and and talking about our own. I. I'd like to quickly responded at like. I'd like to respond to this handicap argument. I agree let's let's give Libertarians Handicap. How much should they be given a handicap for something? That's a little bit harder than like. Maybe they should be expected to do twice as good. That seems a little outrageous even but let's hold them that standard they'd be able to do twice as good as the Green Party and twenty sixteen. Vote Gary Johnson. Three Point two eight percent of the vote Jill Stein. One point zero seven percent. They do not two times better. They do three times better and they do so. Without spoiling their own side. Yes the Greens get one third of the vote of the Libertarians. And still fucking managed to spoil their own side. So I say handicapped. Yes but beating the handicapped. No okay Thank you for. I believe we're on the same page now. I.
"green party" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Somehow Libertarians. Get a rand Paul To support Gary Johnson okay. So he's supporting supporting the Libertarian candidate. When it really doesn't matter and what's going on twenty twenty now rand Paul. They've they've lost the Libertarian Endorsement for Rand Paul. He's endorsing Kathleen Wall. Who's a trump republican? So that's type of dynamics. That the Libertarian. Party in invest their endorsement You know a key. Endorsement capital with Rand Paul. Only for it to fail upon itself. You have thirty more seconds to do with as you well okay so Yeah the Libertarian. Party is the bigger joke let's see I don't really blame Johnson for not being ready for an Aleppo moment. I really blame his staff or not preparing him to answer foreign policy questions. He's the governor of New Mexico and the Libertarian Party. Didn't provide in these things. This is why this is someone who should this is a party who should be in that summing higher. I and that is tight and that it's time Sir I'm GonNa really put my foot down you had had you had so many warnings. You had so many warnings really tested me. They're really testament. Sean Frieder Cross Examination. Round seven and a half minutes. It is yours. You may begin in fifteen seconds. Well Chris gave me fifteen seconds. I don't need it. Let's dive right in okay. So we start by talking a little bit about Gary Johnson and Gary Johnson had his embarrassing Aleppo moment while Jill. Stein would like to see your Aleppo moment with her. Get READY FOR. Aleppo moment moments. Which is that after. Gary Johnson had his Aleppo Moment Steiner released a video mocking Johnson for not knowing any world leaders. Well she'll Stein knows a few world leaders that she admires rattling off list of politicians not a single one of whom are actually the leaders of their respective countries so just as he was embarrassing himself for that she was embarrassing herself for something similarly and also double embarrassing herself for the fact that she also had the same weakness in foreign policy that Gary Johnson did so revealing herself to be if if if if he's clowns she's clown plus and that's that's a big problem for this argument that Johnson who is a former governor of New Mexico compared to a seat on the Lexington County Board is somehow it. Embarrassment to the Libertarian Party. Were she's not the bigger embarrassment now as I was saying in response to Brian during his questions. Libertarian party sure could they have done better with the momentum they have of course they could but as I say if captured a lot of the online zeitgeist used to be if you look back at where people were on this two by two grid these quadrants upper right. Meaning that you have a more authority. If they're thorough Teheran US high social conservatives in high economic conservatism bottom left the opposite the bottom right libertarians. The upper left sort of the authoritarian. Left if you will. Well the biggest growth quadrant over the past four years has been the shift from the upper right or the upper left hand quadrant to that lower. Right hand libertarian quadrants. That shows me. I don't think that they're squandering their time. In fact they seem to be reaching a lot of people and there seems to be a lot of opportunities for growth for the Libertarian Party. And in fact the. Greens have squandered what could be a great deal of momentum because where is the youth movement right now? The youth are surrounding candidates that are talking about the values of the grains have been talking about forever and they still can't attract him. Now you could say it's difficult to attract people that are stuck in the middle of the one position of one group. They're just pulling off Democrats. That are two left to feel like they're in the Democratic Party. Well yeah that's also a very stupid strategic decision making the Greens. A bigger joke. The Libertarians clever clever clever. They decided to go after the cross pressure. People that are right in the middle they don't fully lineup on their social and economic news green. Say you know what people really want something with even more to the left than the Democratic Party and they do poorly as a result. Now I have one question for Brian in terms of permeating the cultural zeitgeist simple question. Yes or no question you remember that. Moment in the Libertarian Debate. Where they all were arguing over whether or not we should have driver's licenses. I don't remember much since trump kinda like ruined my new cycle brain but Oh blended trump heart and it's a little destroyed the memories. I believe that this happened Chris you remember this moment. Oh Yeah of course yes. Yeah well this. This was in the news. This permeated the Cultural Zeitgeist. We all heard about that. Hey do you guys remember that one really crazy interesting moment from the Green Party debates? Oh that's right there are none. No one knows what happens in these things because no one gives a shit about the Green Party. No one pays attention. Yeah they're doing. They don't even get covered in joke news. So as I said my opening statements Libertarians might be clowns and that might be embarrassing for them but Greens they're lacking anything they're lacking even the entertainment value so the final point. I'd like to make your with my time. And this is the point that I couldn't squeeze into my first round because I was rudely deeply offended by my interruption by the moderator but the point that I would like to make and this is the most important point that I have to offer anyone here. Is that the Libertarians. Haven't spent the last twenty years shooting themselves in the damn foot while the green the green of successfully spoiled to elections in two thousand and Two Thousand Sixteen Glass Twenty Years. Twelve years of Republican rule is the responsibility of the Greens. Now you might say Ralph Nader's form candid not true he's reform and he was endorsed by the Green Party. Green Party in two thousand Sixteen Fifty Jill Stein notes you add them up and you add Bernie Sanders just in Pennsylvania. Donald trump no longer wins the election. If you give those votes over to Hillary Clinton so they have not only not advance their position but they have actually led to all of the policies that they dislike most dominating the last twenty years of our political life so to me. There's nothing more pathetic than a party. That not only cannot give itself power but ends up giving power to the party at least agrees with. You have Minute and forty five seconds. Chris. I'm so goddamn coughing my position. Take them back. What even Brian can have him. Wow Brian you have one minute and forty five seconds. Thank you I am glad that Sean. Got To the spoiler effect. Okay And that is a big hurdle that both of these parties have had differing relationships with the Green party through no fault of their own Based on electoral outcomes In in swing states that they weren't a manufacturing there have been too large moments in the last twenty years twenty ish years Chris up moderator. Feel free to correct me on Florida. George Bush a good grief. That was two thousand and thank you in the last twenty years. The Green Party has had two different huge moments where they have received Been The unfortunate benefactor of the most unfortunate third-party optics. You can imagine these spoiler effect having to explain why your vote in a certain swing state has has has ruined the of someone that you're supposed to be Marginally ated with Being you know for instance Florida with George Bush and the swing states in two thousand sixteen. the Libertarian. Party has not had to explain themselves in this way. There has been no swing state situation where the Republican has lost and so then the The GOP fee Folks who are who are considered move. Moving over to the Libertarian Party. They don't have to feel a frustrated with with these with these moments This should be much more organic brook. Okay Pal all right. Plenty plenty enough. It's around three moderator's questions in this round. I have ten minutes to do with as I will. Could I distribute the time evenly between the two competitors possibly mud? I go where the wind takes me. I'll go was as I please. I do as I please shut frieder. Let's begin with Chris. I I'm watching the clock right now because I don't trust you on ten minutes. It's one o'clock at one ten buddy. It's all a whole whole on a whole lot. You just interject ten seconds. I'm going to begin. I'm not going to be pushed around here. Yeah Yeah Okay All. Right Sean. Frieder you sean. You say you keep referencing this. Push PULL OF YOURS. This push pull. That has made its way around the Internet. But we all know that it's a push pull on Frieder and every time it leads you to think that you're a libertarian. You later Roo is once you get back out out of the influence of the push. Poll that you're not actually libertarian. Your maybe a Republican was some libertarian. Leadings or Democrat with some libertarian leanings. So this whole crush argument. I think it's crap. I got two responses that the first is. I'm glad you say that Chris Because I agree with the Libertarian. Full is not meant to actually reveal where you sit on these different parts of the spectrum. It's purposely meant to confuse you into thinking that you're libertarian. Well me just being a modest political observer thinking it's probably a good thing for political parties to find ways to get people into their party even if they don't belong there and to me when I see the genuine growth of that bottom right hand quadrant ideology which I'll get to in a second. I see a little small worlds political quiz. That might have had something to do with that now for a lot of people maybe as you say the effect wears off as soon as you finish taken the quiz but there's some people that think. Hey that libertarian. Party apparently identify with them. Maybe I should go check them out and I think some of them actually do now. My second point is that as far as do people actually occupy that bottom right hand quadrant. Well it turns out. They didn't but they do now and this is not coming from their dumb little or rather clever little quiz. This is coming from different set of questions. That are much more robust. Asked on regular pugh Gallup polls that puts you on the quadrant using better questions and when you do this you find out that people did not use to be in quadrant for down Bhattarai quadrant but they are now and so I will say again sir. That world's smallest political quiz might not work on everyone. Fool most people in the long run but it has peeled awesome people. And that's me. Sounds like a pretty clever political party to how to weaponize Internet quizzes. Okay all right all right well. Here's the next part of this. Then the Libertarians are essentially the poster children for all the bad decisions of course the Greens have the anti vaccine thing. They share that with Jill Stein and they've been preamble. Don't trust the vaccines and all that. But the Libertarians are the poster children the CO video hits whenever you see the cove idiots out there protesting for the right to get Cova. They're wearing the libertarian. Don't tread on me flag and they're talking about liberty some of the dumbest ideas in modern society right now are associated with this dumb libertarian impulse and I think it's a weight that makes them a huge joke. What say you now to that on a give you an analogy for those that? Watch the good place. there's the people that run hell. There's the people that run heaven now. The people that run hell are unambiguously pieces of shit. It's obvious that they are. They constantly do horrible things to one another. They are efficient about.
"green party" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"With bill? Well that's two former governors. Count them one. Two and in twenty twenty they're attracting a fiery man who is actually about a lot of support out there in the World Justin Mosh. He might end up. Being the libertarian. Party's nominee if that happens you have someone that actually has some respect down the political world so libertarians. Although they're not great they've done a lot. Better in the Serena now the second point is just a straight match up election performance over time you look at the House races across history. This is all true. The Greens have never cracked point. Four seven percents on a national ballot. Meaning you add up all the races you average together point. Four seven percent is their all time high score for that average now libertarians. They beat that point. Four seven percent eighty percent of the time so they always you better than the Greens year and they do better than the Greens have ever done. Eighty percent of those years. They also have a single affiliated. House member down in the Mosh. So that's something there on the board in the Senate. Greens have never cracked one percent. Not what's on the national ballot? Libertarians cracked that one percent all the time forty percent of the time to be exact and again every single year they do better by the Greens and almost won a Senate seat in Alaska in two thousand sixteen lost four percents Libertarians. Run close in some of these things. In state elections. The Greens have held zero seats in twenty twenty and the Libertarians. Hold five captains five seats on twenty twenty and a smattering throughout history now the Greens throughout history when we had five ever and of those five scree of them changed their party affiliation Democrat before the next election and won declined to use any affiliation at all so even office. They're too embarrassed to keep her name. While it office at the local level the Greens have one hundred thirty elected offices to the Libertarians. One hundred eighty two on every level. The Libertarians do better the libertarians. Even have a single electoral college vote in history. If you look at their membership the Greens are at two hundred and fifty thousand Libertarians. Or six hundred thousand strong fundraising Libertarians. Fundraise twelve million dollars in a cycle. Sean Fraser Sean Sean. Hey Hey hey buddy. Hey I.
"green party" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I think we should stop poking the bear first of all I don't see them as a real threat to our homeland security because they have a military budget. That's about a tenth of ours. An economy about a sixth of ours totally dependent on oil and gas exports. And if we do go at green deal. They're in trouble but they are a nuclear superpower in right now trump and Putin or not even talking about the new start treaty which expires February first. So I think we have to engage Russia diplomatically on a lot of serious issues including climate change the nuclear arms race these proxy wars and Ukraine and Syria anti-terrorism. And that's not an easy task but what we've been doing. Is You know some of the largest wargames we've ever done. Whereabout do one involving nuclear weapons in the war game against Russia. That is not the way to solve problems our but but wait a second. What if the Russian trolls start running facebook ads in twitter bots boosting your candidacy saying Hawkins Guy to listen to? He is proposing a detente with the with Russia Hill. Are you going to accept support from people who see those ads? Will you speak out? And denounce the Russians for running ads like that to boost your candidacy. Yeah if we can prove it. It's difficult to prove. But I know reporters like you on that case and I don't want help from Russians or boxer trolls. I think they should stay out of our elections in. We should just have a debate amongst ourselves. I've got one other political question. I think Mike was suggesting before that a lot of Bernie Sanders positions lineup. Fairly well with the Green party's positions on the green new deal on defense spending a bunch of other things. Where do you differ? What are some significant ways in which you differ from Bernie Sanders other than sanders willing to run as the Democratic nominee? And you're not well. I really believe in Democratic Socialism. And I think Bernie used to. I organized a showing of his Eugene dibbs slide show back in the seventies. Today he talks more about. Fdr Than Eugene debs. He talks about new deal style. Type reforms which are good reforms but in the end he depends on taxing the billionaire class to pay for those programs which leaves the billionaire class with concentrated economic power which translates in concentrated political power in they can resist and roll back those programs. I believe in two things. That Bernie dozen anymore. One is the working class. Should have its own party and speak for itself instead of trying to go into an permeate. A party committed to capitalism and democratic. Party YOUR MESSAGE GETS LOST. And secondly we need social ownership of major means of production so we can have an economic democracy where we the people not these private corporate tyrannies get to make the basic policy decisions about technology and how we're going to meet people's basic needs without destroying the environment. So I really do believe in a democratic socialism not just liberal reform capitalism. So you're you consider yourself a a pure socialist than than you think Bernie. Sanders is well the dictionary definition of socialism. I I don't want to say on pure. But is historically what industries and companies do you want to nationalize I think the whole power sector including the fuel companies? You know coke brothers. And Exxon or not gonNA reinvest their profits from fossil fuels in renewables as long going to happen. If they're part of public administration what I WANNA do is do we did during World War. Two when the federal government took over a quarter of US manufacturing capacity they built it or they took it over from companies like Ford and GM and through also were mobilization the building of what they call the arsenal of democracy which armed US armed UK armed the Russians defeat the fascist and. We need to do something very similar to defeat. Climate change so that would include the power sector it would include railroads. We got to rebuild our freight railroads densify them and electrify them. We've gotTA have bullet trains high speed trains between our cities in reduce air travel. And we need to rebuild. The trolley systems the light rails we had our cities between eighteen ninety s in the nineteen thirties. And that's not going to happen. I don't think without it being a public enterprise. How about social media companies would you nationalize facebook and Google? I would look at those platforms and see they should? They might should be public enterprises with some kind of independent board so they're not state media but Represent the people because those network platforms tend toward monopoly because once they've got the most people everybody wants to be on there because that's where the most people are that's where the most information is and how we govern them is a very serious questions so I think social ownership is one option antitrust activities with another have facebook divest some of these other companies that are social platforms. I think we gotta take a close look at that. But that scenario where public enterprise may be appropriate. Natural monopolies is a classic case. Where public enterprise makes better because the market doesn't work? Let me ask you this because some of the things you talked about echo a little bit this debate about the Defense Production Act. Which trump has invoked but has not really pulled the trigger on in a situation like the one. We're facing now where the mobilization of medical equipment is going to be so important to save saving lives. What would you do if you were President Right now? And the policies and political system that you advocate for where actually what we had in this country. Yeah I I would invoke and do the kind of World War Two. Also the war mobilization. We have it should have an office. Coordinating this whole thing so that the medical providers have an idea when these supplies for coming. What'S THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE? Was the distribution schedule. Who's doing it right now? They're kind of you know flat in the dark. Because trump in pence say well Ford is stepping up and GM stepping up. People really don't know when that's going to happen. I heard one projections going to be a couple of months before they even get their production lines going on ventilators so I think you know public planning and direction and transparency so people who are doing the local planning in their hospitals and communities have an idea a win reinforcements in terms of medical equipment are coming and I think that's an area where the federal government should have stepped up right now. We have you know fifty governors doing different things. Some states are lockdown. Some are still wide open in a virus can spread. I guess this is a situation. Instance in which a command economy has significant advantages a planned economy. The Pentagon really does that. And you know it's so big that it can't even keep track. I think the Department of Homeland Security has the same problems so much money flowing through there so you have to. Have you know good accountability? But if you just wait for private enterprise step up on their own time line in an uncoordinated way you know the people that need this equipment aren't even sure when it's coming. Hey how a you mentioned before you've known Bernie Sanders since the nineteen seventies. Can't tell us a little bit about your relationship with him. How you came to know him if you worked with him on matters. You mentioned a Eugene debs Video of some kind does a little bit more about Your days with Bernie Sanders. Yeah I was a freshman at Dartmouth College in one thousand nine hundred seventy one. Two in he ran for the. Us Senate in spring in a special election in for Vermont. Governor in the fall with a third party called the Liberty Union. And I used to write to a woman up there in northern Vermont and say send me an envelope full leaflets knocking them out so I was doing that until I think I bugged him so much. They said we can't afford to send you more leaflets. In I encountered Bernie. I watched him campaign. He was of all those third party candidates. He was a real campaigner. And so you know I attended some of his talks and I was just a Kid. I think you know he might have recognized me. Maybe not then later in the seventies when he stopped running with liberty unique put together a slide. Show on Eugene debs which I organized in and he got elected mayor of Burlington eighty-one one and so that was encouraging but sometimes we are on opposite sides. The Greens up there at a challenge him on the waterfront development and defeated him in a referendum. And that's how they got the People's waterfront there later on. There was a gatling gun. Puff the Magic Dragon. They caught in Vietnam. These helicopter gunships. It was the gun was manufactured but a bullet never square yard football field with one blast and so there was a moment of peace activists. Prominent people like Dave Dellinger in race Paley and hundreds of their friends and Bernie was on the other side of this on that so on the other hand I was on the same side of him when we were trying to get the state of Vermont to divest. So it's not like you guys were close. I mean he does. He know you if you I I think he'd remember me but I'm not sure we were not close. We are both part of the movement in Vermont. Well listen I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us. You know a lot of people may not agree with your platform and your prescriptions for America. But I think a lot of us will agree that your voice. The Green Party's voice. The Libertarian Party's voice should all be heard and be on the ballot in the November election. So we wish you luck on that. We'll thank you. Yeah absolutely. It's we're we're happy to have all different perspectives on skulduggery and certainly happened. Happy to have yours on the PODCAST. So so come back. I'll.
"green party" Discussed on Skullduggery
"That's been knocked out so you know I will maybe have better luck with some of these judges them with some of these. Democrats who are in charge. Of course they don't want us to compete. But you know you can go back to nature you can talk about twenty sixteen. We've been giving them a solution to that. They have lost because of the electoral college much. Bigger factor than the Green Party. It over represents conservative Rural White. America in underrepresented diverse cosmopolitan urban America. And they win the popular vote. But they lose because the electoral college you would think after two decades they will make that an issue abolish the electoral college and have a national popular vote with ranked choice voting ranked choice voting would enable people to vote for their favourite candidate without worrying about helping the candidate. They most fear. That solution is out there and if we are not in the race raising that issue. It's not going to be discussed. Well that does require a constitutional amendment. Right which is a laborious and very difficult process. You GotTa Get Two thirds Congress and then three fourths of the states to ratify so that does not seem like an immediate solution to the problem. You're although it is. It is the case that since the last election where Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by some three million votes. There's an uptick in support for abolishing the Electoral College. But I agree with Mike. It's a it's a heavy heavy lift and how I don't think he really address then he's question. Which is you know yes. It's great to talk about Electoral College. Abolition or reform down the road. But we're facing election this year and the argument was credibly made that your party's candidate. The last time around Jill Stein took enough votes away from Hillary Clinton to elect Donald Trump. President and Jill. Stein isn't running again but you are. You're the likely nominee of your party and you could end up doing the same thing if you get the kind of ballot access you want draining enough votes. From Joe Biden to re-elect Donald Trump will most of our come from people that wouldn't vote for the Democrats or the Republicans. You look at the exit polls in Michigan for example. And where People's preferences were they were more stay at home and vote for Clinton among the green voters. It wouldn't have made a difference in that case now. Could make a difference that I would say this is really in the Democrats hands if they run a good campaign I mean. This corona virus is trump's Katrina on top of all the other nonsense he's done and they have the megaphone. I mean we're on the margins in terms of getting access to the media in getting our word out so they run good campaign they should crush trump. We're going after the people who are alienated mostly working class. People youth people of Color who feel neither party knows them cares about them. It has any solutions for them. And that's it. We're going to have a third party on the left that would be our base so we're in this race to raise issues that are concerned those people you know. Bernie Sanders raise. Some of these issues Medicare for all green new deal. Tuition free higher education and those issues will not be debated in a general election unless the Green Party is in the race. So I think those are good reasons to have a real democracy and let people make choices. Do you think that the apparent defeat of Bernie Sanders for the nomination opens up new opportunities for the Green Party? This time around to go after those Bernie Sanders supporters. Who might be reluctant to pull the lever for Joe Biden? Oh absolutely I mean. They're already come into his. Donations ticked up. Volunteers picked up right after Super Tuesday. And so those folks come to us. So how are you said that you're putting together teams of lawyers? What is the legal ballot access strategy? And have you begun to try to lift gate any of these cases already? None of them got to that stage. We're waiting here response from the officials and see if they'll give us relief and I'll leave it to the lawyers legal arguments. I mean. I've heard some of them. You know we've been on the ballot in the past and You know that should be an argument for that. We would be on this time. If we were able to petition. It seems like it is going to be a tough battle and that you know no assurances of getting on many state ballots as you were the last time around or anywhere near that given where you are right now. What is Your Plan B? What are you going to do if say you end up on thirty? Some odd state ballots and that's it. What does that do to your movement in two thousand twenty well in most of the states about forty of the fifty one jurisdictions the results of the presidential election affect whether that state will have a Green Party on the ballot for the next election cycle? So we will definitely work in those states to reach those thresholds. And you know I've been told I should run a safe state strategy where I only compete in the states where it doesn't matter because we already know the result in stay away from the competitive so called battleground. Well Yeah I was GONNA ask that. Are you on the ballot? Currently in Wisconsin Michigan and Pennsylvania because those are the states that when people say the Jill Stein took the election away from Hillary Clinton whether you buy that argument or not. Are you in. Are you on the ballot in those states? We're on the ballot in Michigan Wisconsin's petitioning requirements pretty reasonable and easy. So I think we'll be able to get relief there or even physically. Go out if there's any kind of lifted a lockdown in time and Pennsylvania. We have a long history of being on a ballot in what was about to say is for the Green Party. Every state is about ground take Pennsylvania. They have massive fracking massive pipeline building. It's all leaning toward a petrochemical plastics complex in the Ohio Valley and the Democrats. Even those that support Bernie Sanders you know. The elected officials won't touch that issue and so two grains find themselves on opposite side about the Democrats and Republicans on that issue on affordable housing issues on police brutality shoes on so many issues so we need to get balanced lines so we can run our state and local candidates in the next election cycle and the idea is to build a Green party from the bottom up we should be electing thousands of people to local and then state office when we get a Cox in Congress. Then the media will have to pay attention to us when presidential ticket. We've we have about one hundred fifty green selected around the country. But that's a drop in the bucket. There are literally hundreds of thousands offices about half a million offices. They're up for election. We can build at that level and create a real base how we should tell our listeners. A little bit about yourself. You're a former teamster and longtime activist in progressive causes. Green new deal antiwar anti-nuclear. But what is your message for voters right now. A in the middle of this crisis and more broadly for general election campaign why people should pull the lever or vote by mail for the Green Party rather than Joe Biden when if you're a progressive or socialist and you vote for Joe Biden. They don't know whether you're a sanders socialist or a biden centrist. You get lost in the sauce and the left disappears. Nobody questions. What a vote for the Green Party is where for Medicare for all the green new deal in these other progressive reforms and I would say the people vote for what you want to make the politicians come to you in example is when I ran for governor in New York in two thousand fourteen. I got nearly five percent of the vote. Governor Cuomo was planning to run up to vote more than his father. Mareo ever got more than he got. Twenty ten and he got less and add to look at what we were talking about. That got US five percent. We're talking about a ban on frankie a fifteen dollars. Minimum wage in paid family leave in order to compete for the votes. We got Komo had to move our way on those issues so you don't have to win the office to have leverage in the political system so it's better to vote for what you want to make the politicians come to you a Lotta. This does sound very similar. To What Bernie? Sanders was campaigning. On and his message. You mentioned before you've gotten an uptick in donations since The Sanders Candidacy has faltered. Have you heard from or gotten support from any previous Bernie Sanders supporters any. Who are particularly prominent or out there. Who have said no. I'm not going to back Joe Biden. I'm going to go with the Green Party this time. I don't know of any people that are prominent that you know people listening to broadcasts with no so you know in two thousand. Sixteen Jill Stein said did I a private messages in a sort of open letter. Saying to Bernie if you WANNA break with the Democratic Party. That's talk and actually put that out on a podcast earlier this week. I don't think he's GonNa do it. I've known since the seventies his word is good and he said he's going to back. Whoever the Democratic Party is candidate is and I? I think we can count on it. But that doesn't mean supporters can't continue to campaign for Medicare for all in a green new deal and those other things in twenty twenty instead of letting it just disappear and I think you're right. Santa's didn't win the nomination in two thousand sixteen but he changed the debate in this primary. Everybody was talking about Bernie's issues which means just half. The battle is getting a discussion on the issues. And that's why it's important at all voices in the elections but how we I mean. Let's say you did end up. The Green Party did end up getting on the ballot. And a lot of these states you reversed the trend and at the end of the day shortly before the general election presidential election. The data suggested that you're GonNa be taking enough votes away from Biden to elect trump by that time. The Green Party would have influenced the conversation as you have in the past. Would you consider pulling out and backing Biden to keep trump from being elected? No my my supporters would would string me up for that help people that make that calculation and decide they got to settle for Biden even though they like me better they're going to make that calculation without me telling them they should you know. I'm just GONNA campaign on issues and let the voters make up their own minds. Hey Howie Joel Stein. The Green Party's candidate in two thousand sixteen. Took quite a bit of flack. Because in two thousand fifteen she flew to Moscow to participate in the tenth anniversary. Celebration of our TV the Russian TV propaganda station. Would you do that? I wouldn't go to the RT gala so. She was wrong to do that. They wouldn't invite me to hear what I have to say. They would invite me just to say I was there I have gone on. Rt programs where. I think they won't it what I say. But that's a situation. I wouldn't put myself in so Jill. Stein was wrong to fly to that event in Moscow. I think it was a mistake. I mean at one picture. In fact we had some discussion beforehand. Somebody said it could take a picture in that will overwhelm everything you say at the table with Vladimir Putin and Mike Flynn Budnick International. Put that right out and went. You know the distributed around here and that became story and and what she actually said I mean she's been caught a Russian asset but she was challenging Putin on issues like the Arctic Sea should be a oil and gas free zone but Russia's exploiting that she said actually a RT gala in New York before the one in Moscow and she told the Russians there. We should have arms embargo Assyria. That was two days before. Russia's started bombing. So you know she wasn't. She was supposed to Russian line as the Russian assets. She didn't get the memo has lost because of that picture. Yeah I WANNA make sure I heard you properly. Did you say that before? She went to Moscow. You had a conversation with her and warned her about the potential of a picture like that and the risk that that would represent. I didn't want her about the picture. Somebody else on the email thread did but you know I told her she better ask a lot of hard questions about what rt really wants. And I didn't think it was a good idea. But you are distinguishing yourself somewhat from Jill Stein. At least on this issue but more broadly on Policy towards Russia do you support continued sanctions on the Russians for both their intervention in Ukraine and their intervention in the US election in two thousand sixteen..
"green party" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Michael ISIKOFF chief. Investigative correspondent for Yahoo News. And I'm Dan Clyde Monitor and chief of Yahoo News so you know. We've talked quite a bit over the last week about the many ways that the corona virus epidemic is affecting our politics democracy and the twenty twenty election. But the guest. We're going to have today. Howie Hawkins of the Green Party is raising an issue. That I haven't seen anywhere else. Get attention but it does strike me as significant this question of whether third parties like the Green Party the Libertarian Party other parties that need to get signatures on petitions to get on. The ballot are going to be able to do that. Given the social distancing restrictions now in place throughout the country and that strikes me as pretty important on multiple levels I you know just basic democratic principles that allowing third fourth fifth parties to participate in the election and then also of course You know what impact does if the Green Party can't get in the ballot on a lot of states. What impact is that going to have on the trump biden? Brace in the fall pretty interesting. Questions a yeah. It goes to the heart of our democracy. The Green Party has been on presidential ballots. Not every cycle but they were in two thousand sixteen. They were in two thousand now. Of course they're going to be a lot of Democrats out there who I think would breathe a sigh of relief if the Sharon cheering hearing get on the ballot right because they remember that in both those cycles there was plenty of evidence to suggest that the Green Party kept the Democrat candidate from winning the election. But look you know corona virus. This public health emergency has had a huge impact on the whole country in many many ways and there are going to be consequences and things are going to not be the same as they have been in the past and it looks as if the fate of the Green Party in the two thousand election is going to be one of those consequences although our guest is as we'll get into it with him is fighting back hard as the rest of those members of the Party so we'll have to see what happens there all right and before we get to Howie Hawkins the Green Party. We have our public health contributor. Epidemiologist Dr Catherine Jacobson with us to give us a take on where we are on the virus right now Dr Jacobson. Thanks for rejoining US on skulduggery. Yeah glad to be talking with you again. But unfortunately we are nowhere near the end of the corona virus outbreak here in the US. Yeah I mean in some respects. The numbers seem to be getting grimmer and grimmer were now well over one thousand deaths from the virus and moving in on eighty thousand cases right. Now what do you make of? The current numbers and does eighty thousand cases are the diagnoses and we know that a lot of people who have the symptoms have not been tested yet and they probably are not part of that count. So we're under estimating the number of cases that we have now and we know that for every case that we have now that person average going to infect maybe to other people maybe more so we're still in the part of the outbreak in the US. Where the number of cases going to climb rather rapidly. How long that increase goes on is going to be a function of how aggressive? We are with control measures. Let me ask you about that. We have now all in this country I think kind of become obsessed with the numbers and part of it is that. We're all looking for glimmers of hope in the data and I wanted to ask you as an epidemiologist. How do you look at public health data? How do you assess when you think there is a positive trend or a negative trend in a couple of things? I have a couple of things in mind. A couple of days ago Governor. Cuomo in New York was talking about the rate of hospitalizations in New York. Look like it was going down. I think it was went. From last Sunday. It was Doubling and then by the following Tuesday. It was Doubling every two days and the following Tuesday was doubling every four point seven days. And then there's also Italy for example so it's just one more data point for a little while there. We saw the rate of deaths going down a little bit and it went up. Then you saw the actual number of cases going down and people kind of seized on that as a possible hopeful sign. When do you know that there is a positive trend? Well when we start seeing in New York that the doubling rate is slowing so it's taking longer to double the number of cases that means the number of cases are still going up so we aren't to the point now where we're seeing fewer cases every day than we did before. Were still in that ramping up period and we know that in a lot of the rest of the US. We haven't even really gotten to the part where the curve is going to start increasing rapidly but we know that there are cases in all fifty states we assume that there is local transmission in all fifty states as an epidemiologist. I tend to look at rates not accounts and so when we see the counts are highest in New York City. That's because New York City is by far our most populous city. So of course we've got the most cases there when we see that estate with the most cases California. That's because that's our most populous state unless we start looking at rates so the number of cases per population. We're going to have a skewed perception that this is an urban thing and that it's only affecting are more populous parts of the country which tend to be the coasts over the next week or two. I think we're gonNA start seeing that. There are hot spots in other parts of the country as well. We're starting to see that was some places like Louisiana and we're going to start seeing that in other parts of the country including possibly some rural areas or at least less urban areas so we don't really know where those hotspots are going to be yet. We haven't yet done enough testing all across the country to get to that point and so the perceptions over the coming weeks are going to shift a little bit so we are not yet to that part where I can say. Well these parts of the. Us seem to be in the clear until we have good data. That's from lots of places. Lots of municipalities not just state level data. We don't really have the true picture yet of where this is going. You've heard the president talk about hoping to get things back on track lifting the restrictions by Easter a Lotta doubt has been cast on whether that's feasible given the way the numbers are going. What's your sense of where we are right now? Is there a glimmer of hope out there? Somewhere? And what kind of timeframe are you looking at when you look at the rates? A lot of states haven't even put into effect some of these forests social distancing measures like stay at home orders yet so a lot of states haven't even really started their countdown to win. We expect to see transmission. Start to slow so it may be in places like New York or Northern California where those measures went into effect a week or two ago that we would start to see some turnaround on the trajectory and a couple of weeks in places where people are still going about their daily lives the same way. They always have chances. Are that the number of cases are going to continue to increase for more than a month so we aren't very far into control in the US when you asked about what is a success story. You may have seen this week. That in Wuhan China where the outbreak first occurred and they are starting to get back to normal life. So people are starting to go back to work. Transportation is starting to run again. And that's been about two months since they put the city on lockdown but those two months were really strict way stricter than what most municipalities and states in the. Us have put into place. China pretty much put. Wuhan unlocked up. People were barely allowed to leave their homes for eight weeks. But doing that meant that they really were able to stop transmission so unless the various places in the US are taking more extreme measures. We aren't going to be able to stop this in certainly not in the near future. What's the near future Months probably months it could be perhaps four months tell we would get back on track but that really depends on how widespread the control measures are how intensive they are how well people follow them. Of course there. There are two sides to this partly. It's the policy decision we're government. Authorities leaders are deciding. What kind of measures to put into place? The other half of that equation is what the public is willing to do. And so politicians are being responsive to what they hear from constituents and they're trying to understand how long their constituents are willing to have restrictive measures put in place that limit their freedoms to be out and about in some way. But I'd say that right. Now there are lots of Americans who would say. I don't care if they're restrictions in place for me personally going out to sporting events or large concerts or sit in a restaurant experiences. These are not things that for me right now. I feel safe doing so whether those political things are in place or not behaviors have changed. And we'll stay different for awhile doctor Jacobson to that point as we're recording this podcast on Thursday. There's some news that just broke. Which is that. President trump has sent letters to the governors basically saying that they're going to be issuing new guidelines on how different regions across the country. I think county by county will be able to make decisions using the data that we're that the government is collecting decisions about as to whether to relax or enhance the measures. That have been put in place so I guess the idea would be that if there is a lot more disease in a certain area than another one those two places would act accordingly. Does that make sense that you can kind of divide up the country in that way based on what you're seeing at a particular moment in time. What the trends are in particular places. Yes the response should be tailored to the local situation. And would you ask if there's some good news some good news? This week is that we have done more testing and places that have been able to do a lot of testing to either say there's a lot of transmission here or we're not seeing that many cases here. They have the evidence that they can use to make the decision. That's right for their communities. In the absence of data we have to be more strict about how we approach control as we get more data we should be able to relax in seven places some of those measures but also continued testing. So that if places that rate now are not infected start to have more cases. Those strict control measures would go into place right away. Explain to me how you relax those measures because if you do. Let's say in some Midwestern County. You say okay now. We don't have to follow the same social distancing guidelines now. It's fine for you to get on a bus or go to a sport sports arena. Isn't there a danger that you're just gonNA bring the disease right back to where you're from? Yeah there is saying risk that when we have crow virus spreading anywhere it could be brought anywhere else so we saw this week. That New Yorkers were advised to self quarantine if they traveled to other locations. And we don't really know where all hotspots are so. There are lots of people who could be feeling basically fine but accidentally go somewhere else and start an outbreak so when we talk right now about relaxing some control measures. That doesn't mean go back to business the way it was done a month ago. That means that there might not need to be stay at home order. But we certainly would still be recommending that people practice social distancing. You said before that there may be a need for even stricter controls in some places like what well right now. Most of the. Us has not had a stay at home order put on their jurisdiction so although the coasts and some other states have had these put into effect many of them just within the past few days. We haven't really done strict control measures in most of the country yet so in most of the country. We are not to the point where we would be relaxing anything because we haven't really tried to do more restrictive social distancing. Docs Jacobson. I've got a two questions. About what other countries are doing to contain the spread of the virus versus what we seem to be willing to do and not do one is. I've talked to friends in Europe in Spain in Italy. They say that the police are all over the streets and enforcing these Stay at home orders. Not that people can't ever go out but they have to have a legitimate reason to go out and people who were driving are sometimes stopped and asked why they're out driving and France. I think I read has issued something like one hundred thousand fines. Do we need to take those kinds of strict measures? Do you think. Do you think we might get to a point where we will need to do that? And then I have one follow up. I think that's entirely likely and that might not be a nationwide thing. But certainly in hot spots especially in the more urban areas that would be a way to try to start slowing the number of new cases per patient. The idea and a lot of Europe is that if you have only household members interacting with each other after a few weeks maybe the whole household has become infected but nobody else has been infected and those chains of transmission have been interrupted and then stopped so well. Healthcare workers might still be at risk of bringing the infection home for the most part in the general population. Transmission has ended at the. Us is a very large geographic entity as well as one that has fifty different states that operate according to their own public health negotiations..
"green party" Discussed on Skullduggery
"A Michael isikoff check correspondent for Yahoo News. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo News and a quick reminder that you can follow us at skulduggery pod and by the way. If you've got any questions thoughts ideas you wanNA share tweet right out us now. Let's get on with the show. American democracy has been pretty much a two party system since the earliest days of the Republic but third parties have also played a vital role allowing those outside the political mainstream whether they be social on the left or hard core Libertarians. On the right to have their voices heard and in many cases influence the country's political debate but it turns out. The Corona virus pandemic is making it a lot harder for third parties to even get on the ballot. This fall the reason in many states. Those parties need to get thousands of signatures on petitions tasks that could well be impossible. Given the social distancing restrictions caused by the virus we'll talk to a leading Green Party candidate for president about what impact those restrictions are having for his party and what that could mean for the twenty twenty election on this episode of skulduggery. Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's well I'm not a crook. I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostile my heart to my best intentions. Still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence. Tell me it is not. I did not have sexual relations with that. There will be no allies. We will honor the American people with the Truth and nothing else. I'm.
Berlin plan for €1 per day public transport ticket stirs up controversy
"To an issue that cities around the world has struggled Goldway for years to persuade more people to leave their cars at home and use public transport instead in Berlin. Some politicians are now backing a plan that would see the cost transport in the city fall to just one euro a day. This would effectively half the current cheapest annual cost of traveling and not. Everyone's a fan joining me in the studio is Andrew Talk. Who of course is the editor monocle? Also present monocle twenty four urban own pay per andrew. This sounds fantastic. One Euro a day to travel around a major European city but the first thing that occurs to you is that presumably cops by quite a law the amount of money that's going into your transport system the so many things things suddenly become complicated as you say I G- large thing. How incredible this would revolutionized how people around the city it would make everyone these cars ause at home and they would jump on public transport? There is the problem investment which is accu- and many of the city's have looked. This is not just Berlin. Where there are concerns in Helsinki? They did research about whether they should allow people to travel for free on their own. They're public transport and they decided against it. They decided even in against doing drastic cuts. What they found was when they look to other cities which brought in similar policies is that I will people people who drive still drive but what you do which is oddly? More dangerous in Amman widely more annoying is that many people who have taken can the decision for cost reasons to cycle every day or to walk. Think I'm like well. This is pointless I might as well get on the public transport so unless unless you have a a an incredible infrastructure that can cope with a large rise in numbers. You overwhelm the system of so. Many cities just found that that public transport was just a little less pleasurable to go on an. It just didn't work in the ways they anticipated is painted. I mean obviously it's anecdotal the friends of mine in London who dry rather than US probably transport very rarely talk about the cost. Even though transplant in London he's actually quite expensive. Compared Patrick cities they talk about reliability. They talk about they. They come for the risk of being late for work three times a week and it's incredibly uncomfortable and I can't get a seat and those of the reasons they drive and you can't improve those things without spending on infrastructure. No and and the other interesting thing is that to your point is that we imagine that you the car works. which is his affordable public transport but as the stick with unfortunate car drivers? You need to make it incredibly expensive to come come into the city. You need to remove places for people to park needs make their life difficult. You just slow down traffic. Those are the things that have nudged behavior savior in most cities for example. If you Paris moment that they're seeing year on year decline in the number of people who are done drive in in the city but have a aw in that possession. The reason for that is the on on Hidalgo. They have really kind of gone off to the car driver and anecdotes again. Some people telling me of an evening between Five o'clock and seven o'clock some thirty percent of people driving parents are looking for somewhere to park. That's that's what she's done to the city and that's the frustration that Ma- that makes me say Joa. I'm not going to be generation corona. I'm going to give up on this and you're seeing it in the strikes now the number of people who you can't get around by car because the city has seized up so the move to walking and cycling is great and again people can't jump on protons because it's not there so how'd you judge people between all of these behaviors. Free Public Transport isn't a solution on. Its own you have to look at all these behavioral consequences consequences that occur around just interesting there are two places Talon In Estonia and Luxembourg is coming up as well that making all public transport. Completely the free. So you won't have to pay a penny but they have smaller populations less stressed by people jumping on the on the bus. The difficult is the politics of it that politically typically. It's it's quite easy to say I'm GONNA public transport free politically. It's quite hard to say to people in your city. I'm going to make your life miserable. You give up the car. Although on on I guess is on the left. There's always been a belief that taxation works in that you. If you raise money you can have better services and and you are on the right. They believe as the coalition more around the the the green parties who thing I is. You just need to do everything to get people onto that public transport but as I said if you then have to. You don't see a decline in the number of people in that 'cause then isn't isn't an immediate success etretat thanks very
Germany set to agree higher CO2 price for transport, heating
"Chancellor Angela Merkel's government had set the price for carbon dioxide emissions from transport and heating fuels at ten euros per tonne or more than eleven US dollars Bucks the environmentalist Green Party demanded it be set higher GPA says the charge will begin to twenty five euros which is a price that economists say would be more effective in getting people to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy
Germany Is Next In Line For Political Upheaval
"Germany next in line for political upheaval. The future of the country's ruling coalition is in doubt after the newly elected leaders of the Social Democrats amounted fresh concessions from. I'm Angela Merkel's party. It raises the prospect that Koby Elections in Germany and twenty twenty can learn more now from Stephanie. Bolson correspondent for the German newspaper Duvets. I'm I'm Stephanie. Thank you for joining US little more about these new leaders of the SPD. What he's they want? Well what is very interesting about these new leaders that it Me personally will not be an exception saying that. I have hockey ever heard the names before. So it's not about a eskin ZENDA SASKIA ask Simply a cold and they They came out of the blue so there was a very long process in among the membership to see who would now follow analyst. She was the leader of the mind was very unpopular and actually unto Saturday evening. Everybody was thinking that it would be That the new leader would be We'll have shorts the incumbent Finance Minister and then these two came kind out of the blue and and then won the race. Why do you think that happened? If there was an expectation that it will be a relatively well known relatively mainstream within the Party auty candidate why. Why is this happened If you look at the polls in the membership of the SPD. The majority of membership wants Serb leadership. It's now for the first time dual so it's woman and a man who are more or less leaning the SPD. A membership is very very unhappy about the the costs that the party has gone for many many years they have been in a coalition with a CD you Since two thousand seventeen were inequality before so we have actually seen almost ten years of a coalition between the two big parties and memberships things that Angela Merkel has basically Louis Take away the whole profile of the PD. So all the left leaning politics like minimum wage Gay Marriage image all these things socially progressive but also economically progressive has been Well to the benefit of Mackerel and the junior partner now who the. SPD's has been such a long time has really lost profane and it was every election. Pilings have gone down. Isn't it always as the way though in coalitions that the junior partner doesn't get much of what they want. Yes it is very much a movie scene that in Britain for example with a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats between twenty and twenty fifteen a lot of the policies were implemented. Were actually ideas by Liberal Democrats but the Conservatives as the biggest party will always very successful to say. Hey that was our success and the same has been happening in Germany the problem for the SPD the is though they if they even now set. Okay we are going to leave the government coalition that will probably not be paid back At the next election because is the sense in Germany that you have been voted in. You have agreed to a coalition. You have to take the responsibility if you're now going going away just because of say kind of selfish party folk was reasons. This is a this is unacceptable and therefore they are between rocking hot place Whether they stay in the coalition which is bad or they leave the coalition which might be even worse. The Christian Democrats have been rebuffing these coals to renegotiate negotiate but in the end if they want to avoid elections next year they're going to have to give in on something they might give into something. I mean we really now in the in the early hours they say nothing room for maneuver and Knowing Angela Merkel she will try to find a way that they may be renegotiate associated some social policies some tax policies that The new as Padilla ship can can get out of this face saving. But as I said before I don't think it's a good option for the SP to cause breakdown of the coalition German business community has reacted already. This morning has set The Cook what isn't government should stop navel-gazing and look at the challenges of the future like digital modernism modernizing gem in digital he'll systems Looking for more progressively into climate change or climate protection and not being so self-focused. So I think both parties have an interest to solve their Their their frustrations and that they are the rows with each other because they will both suffer the pulse. Angela Merkel has already said that you weren't contest the next federal election though it sounds like at this rate had time office maybe ending little sooner than we may have thought it might be the case again if you I think it's something like seventy five percent of the German public says they do not want the coalition to To to end they wanted to continue until September. Twenty twenty one when there is the next regular election federal election and also the WHO does. It's not have any well not strong interest in a in early poll nutty election because they have problems with to decide who they actually really want to run as the successor of America. So they have unagreed come cannonball. WHO's the common defense secretary? And she's also the leader of the city but she's highly unpopular. Actually only two weeks ago. There was a party conference by the CD where she offered to resignation. Because the tensions are so high in the city you so the the city was not ready either to fight a election campaign and therefore I think at the end of the day none of the two big parties has any interest to to eleven addiction. The only party. That hasn't a party that has can have a reason to go funny action at the Greens because the Green Party has the best pulse for a very long time. We were discussing earlier in the program the change in leadership in the F. D. Party as well and you would have thought that those in the political mainstream wouldn't you wanted to create uncertainty in the risk of election at a time when the FDA is trying to build support. Well the I if t is certainly Louis very popular and especially in East Germany but the decision The new leadership now off the AFDC which is even more right-wing sinophobic Lebed leadership. The I mean that remains to be seen how many people continue voting for the AFDC having in mind that the leaders are well. Outspoken Anti antisemites. SINOPHOBIC I think it's because until now the AFC also got a lot of protests voters and. I think those people will think twice if they would want Want to vote for this kind of Party A. Stephanie Balsam. Thank you very much
Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament
"Voters in Switzerland today elected a new national parliament with recent polls suggesting that green parties could do well in a year when Vire metal concerns of swept across Europe most Jewish voters cast their ballots by mail Christopher
Swiss Voters Appear to Deliver ‘Green Wave,’ Rebuking Far Right
"Voters in Switzerland have elected a new national parliament and green parties did well in a year when environmental concerns have swept across Europe the election is for two hundred members of the National Council parliament's lower house and forty six members of the council of states the upper house unlike four years ago when voters were reacting to the European refugee crisis climate change was top of the agenda
Party of ex-Chancellor Kurz wins Austrian election
"Welcome to the briefing we begin by turning our attention to Austria where former Chancellor Sebastian Courts as won a general election and in convincing fashion snap election was called following the collapse of the previous government made up of the People's Party of Mister Courts and the far-right Freedom Party hardy video had revealed the Freedom Party's openness to Russian influence. Peddling courts will now have to choose between shifting left or going back to his former allies in the far right party to form a new government for more on this. I'm joined by tests should covets. UK Correspondent for Austria Profile magazine Tessa. Thank you for joining us and and welcome back to the show Were you surprised at all. I don't buy this results. I think everyone was surprised because the opinion polls before forty elections showed a better resort for prognosis for the far-right what happened I think in the last weeks before the elections was that the far-right Freedom Parthiv got involved. There were some revelations about expense scandals around the leadership and former former head of the party has gone and that further dampen their the the results so a combination of the bitter video scandal from May with these new revelations just kicked him off the chances to return to government as the logical partner that for Christian for Sebastian quote what's so we will see now in long probably difficult coalition negotiations if he indeed will to the Green Party as coalition nations partner. I want to come back to that expensive scandal you mentioned but you are right. The Green Party did surge which is quite curious here sort of square in the middle the People's Party the Conservative Party is the Social Democrats as well which is quite curious. The Conservative Party gained a lot of ground far right lost ground obviously because of of that scandal but with the performance of the Greens does that put into question where the former chancellor is going to look for a new partner in in his coalition while he's definitely the successful populist he managed to gain votes though his previous coalition was failed completely in renewing Australia sort of fear contract with the people in the future so they just had to resign after eighteen months and still he comes out as the one who is the staple prime minister that people trust again to form another government so that's the first thing so the second thing is that the Zeitgeist has changed a little bit in the last two years so the last elections refund on a tough immigration stands after the refugee crisis resulted in strong anxieties in the population this time we're sort of in the middle of Friday's for future a frenzy people thinking about the climate catastrophe more than about the the consequences of immigration could try to push the immigration a topic in all conversations or interviews during during the election campaign but in fact the resides in the success of the green pod shows that the younger voters want something else than the constant immigration debate so they turn to the Green Party and a lot of people in the middle of the society also thought that they wanted some kind of the more open minded and more progressive stance on questions like immigration European Union and end climate and those people voted either green or for this small Liberal Party which was also quite successful. Do we have any indication of which way ah the former chancellor is leaning here for his Coalition Party as he say sort of it is a popular thing now more people are thinking about the climate obviously climate change rather more people voted voted green so he's quite young guy as well not only in age but in his political experience so may he be more curious to to shift left in in building and continuing to grow on his popularity he might and this is a big test now for him as a politician because he was very quickly quickly turning to become one of these right wing populace strongmen tough on immigration and constantly talking about political Islam. I am in how to sort of restrictor these influences in Australian in his Austrian homeland and artists sixty. You know the rhetoric from other other right wing politicians in Europe to now. He has the chance to move back to the middle and do a coalition with the Green Party ideologically. Lee I think this will be quite difficult for him because he has always said that he felt comfortable in the coalition with defy red because they shared a lot of his reform plans and also this anti immigration stance now we will see what he will do and it will be a a very big test also for the Green party because they are much more progressive much more welcoming to immigration much more open minded and in then Sebastian could so for them to go into coalition is quite dangerous too but it's now the moment where Australia has decided and where the Green Party ends passive quits mainly mainly those two have to decide if they want to prevent the fire to come back from into government or not and we will probably see this by the end of the year beginning of next year only the results so the next week will be quite interesting Tessa. Thank you so much for this just fits their
Public opinion shifting in support of impeachment inquiry
"Steve the impeachment bandwagon seems to be a bandwagon seems to be rolling along it do you think the house will impeach this president. probably yes but I'm not sure that because let's be very clear what they've done they started an impeachment inquiry the the the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi is very aware. of the political risks here and very leery of the political risks which are considerable in my view there's a new CBS poll out this morning it's a fifty five percent of Americans favor starting an inquiry but only forty two percent at this point favor impeaching the president that tells me it would be extremely divisive. impeachment at its core as a concept is very radical you have to overturn the results of the previous election abscess why it's never happened in our entire history Richard Nixon probably would have been impeached if he stayed in office but apart from that one example yeah and and and it's much more legitimate much more plausible much more frequent to deny a president the second term at the ballot box you happen to George Bush happen to Jimmy Carter happened Gerald Ford so. I think the democratic leadership is very aware are they going to move slowly here and but one of the reasons why they started the impeachment inquiry yes the the the Ukrainian example seems to be easier to understand easier to explain to the public but I think the real reason as defense of extremely frustrated with good reason by the stonewalling tactics at that by this White House they won't produce documents they won't testify they won't answer questions Democrats strategy is if you put impeachment in front of this inquiry it strengthens your hand to give you a lot more of a serious purpose including with federal judges who in the end they're gonna make a lot of the decisions about whether the produce these documents and I think that's at least they're short to mid term strategy is to use the impeachment inquiry to a nurse evidence that they can then use politically against the president in the campaign next year but Steve if she brings us to the brink of impeachment and then pulls back I mean the the hardcore left in the party is going to be furious with her will they not. yeah I mean that's a real risk and let's remember that the one of the reason one of the many many races Hillary Clinton lost in two thousand and sixteen was the disillusionment of the of the Sanders wing of the party right twenty percent to Bernie Sanders voters did not vote for Hillary Clinton according to a very good academic study they voted for trump they didn't they voted for third parties like the Green Party why they didn't vote at all and if you follow that pattern and dissolution the hardcore left it's gonna make it a lot harder to be Donald Trump the ballot box so she has a lot of choices most of which are. filled with a lot of risk. Steve the democratic talking points here on this impeachment process is trump asks the head of Ukraine do me a favor investigate by that's the simple approach to they want to take how do you see the trump White House countering that I got a hint of it this morning I saw Bernie Kerik on fox he is now calling the whistle blower of Colbert operator who is trying to state part of a coup attempt on this presents a how do you see the trunk White House fighting back here. well I think that that's definitely part of the argument you know trump himself is said I need to confront my will the whistle blower he's he's raised that that that whistle blowers a spy yes said that with the you know he keeps throwing the word treason around so I think they're going to try as they did with Robert Muller to totally discredit the investigation to you know to try to discredit Mahler it's a closet Democrat and and and and a partisan and they're gonna try to do exactly the same thing this is a this is a very clear pattern of trumped trying to discredit of anybody who is an independent fact finder he's done that with the media he's done it with federal judges he's done it with weather forecasters he's right I mean this is a very very clear pattern of anybody who is an independent fact finder trying to deny their legitimacy plus I think by using words like cool and deep state and conspiracy this is all designed to stir up his base his strategy is very clear he's not reaching beyond space if you look at the at the CBS poll thirty six percent of Americans say under no circumstances should trump be impeached that is almost precisely what his bases I've studied it very carefully his face is about thirty seven percent. it doesn't take a mathematical genius to figure out the it's hard to win an election with thirty seven percent of the vote so he's got to get every single one of those votes he's got to maximize the intensity of the turn out that all this talk about conspiracies and deep stated it is so much I at the heart of trump's appeal which is see I told you they're all out to get me they're all out to get you they're all out to get us all right ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts good to have you back with the Steve
UK parliament to sit Wednesday, following ruling
"Ago the highest court in Great Britain ruled that Boris Johnson acted illegally when he Perot grad parliament sent them home the order in the council is been changed and they have said now that they must go forward and bring parliament back the prorogation was void and of no effect according to the court parliament has not been pro Rog this is the unanimous decision of all eleven judges it is parliament it is for parliament to decide what to do next they can take immediate steps to enable each house to meet as soon as possible the court is pleased that the council told the court. that he will take all steps to comply with the court's John Burke out the loud mouth Erinsborough Great Britain so the house must quote convene without delay he would be consulting party leaders as a matter of urgency in a statement John Burke house that I welcome the supreme court's judgment that the probation department was unlawful the judges the rejected the government's claim that closing down parliament for five weeks with me five weeks Israeli standard practice to allow for new queen's speech in reaching their conclusion they have indicated their right and duty of parliament to meet at this crucial time to scrutinize the objective and hold Mr to account as the embodiment of parliamentary democracy the house of Commons must convene without delay to this and I will now consult the party leaders a matter of urgency the consequence of the pound is spiking sharply. the currency leveled off after. some losses yesterday hi and there is reactions are coming in former Green Party leader says it's just a start. here Starmer labour's shadow brexit check today says strong judgment from the court approved Boris Johnson has no regard for the law. Dominic grieve says that the it was perfectly obvious that the reading and motivation for suspending parliament was bogus and untrue and the reasons given I'm delighted the Supreme Court to stop this unconstitutional act in its tracks he's a defecting. Tory Jo Swinson leader of the Liberal Democrats as Boris Johnson is unfit to be prime ministry misled the queen in the country unlawfully silence the people's representatives I'm on my way to resume might in the common stop Briggs it all together and so on it goes this sets up the greatest selection in generations and generations and Eric Boris Johnson verses Jeremy Corbyn the marks a chance once in the Daffy one. the bankers the influencers the courts the B. B. C. the times of London the elites can be Boris Johnson verses the elites. and they're still going to get out of Breguet at the end of the month one way or another they can't make the executive negotiate an extension they can tell mass for it but they can't make him take it. and so we're still. Melissa timbre the twenty fourth thirty six thirty seven days away for freedom for the United Kingdom and I don't know what they can do then call for an election a good job in election and Boris Johnson is going to continue to negotiate. and then he's going to have an election it's going to be one heck of an election I'll keep you posted on eventual Great Britain as the morning progresses from court their ruling the prorogation of the. woman by Boris Johnson was illegal eleven to nothing decision it is by the way an assault on the separation of powers for the court to do what it is never done before involve itself in a political matter like this but. that's what
Report reveals no-deal Brexit impact – here's what you need to know
"Have to remember about Putin that he feels and there's always felt that the western intelligence services were undermining inning his authority and interfering with his efforts to rebuild the Russian empire and so this is his revenge he he saw the weakness in the in the Western in systems and he went after them and the first and biggest target well not I but the biggest target was the United States he used on US techniques that leave us in the Baltic republics and other places and they were very successful the UK right now is a mess if it's not a mess it'll do till the mess gets. Let's hear will we look back on Brexit as the first probing of the Russians to see if they could not affect a democracy you and the Atlantic Alliance. I think they didn't have to do that much work in on Brexit. They did try to influence the brexit situation but I don't think that they had really prepared for it that much because nobody really had seen it coming. I mean when when David Cameron called for this referendum although he said he would do it. It was one of those things that people go do it. I'm sure it's going to do it then he does. It and he was sure that everybody would vote. Let's stay in Europe at least most people would but no the result it comes out and it's based on all kinds of things resentment of rural populations fears of migration this kind of thing thing and the Russians the Russians tried to feed that were they really went into went to work on the United States that that we see very very clearly from the Miller report this whole idea now that somehow the mullahs report was some fabrication irrelevant. It's very clear it's very very detailed. It's very unequivocal. The Russian set out to have a profound effect on the elections in two thousand sixteen team. I don't think they thought that trump would win but they thought they could undermine the authority and the credibility the legitimacy of of Hillary Clinton by the Guide to games that they played and then when they saw that trump could win of course they put as much effort as they could into into supporting it before we send you back to the Schanzer Leeza at the conclusion of your brief trip home. If I begged you to end on a hopeful note maybe an post markle Germany. You may be in Europe. Where would it be. Where do you find hope well. I think their frustrations in every every one of the countries I think think that Emmanuel macron although the president of France where I live. I think that he is trying to do the right things. I think he is a Democrat although he his authority is very powerful but I think that he understands the kinds of things that we're discussing miracle also although she's on her way out. She's is a lame duck. She's still a powerful influence for democracy we saw in. Spain people have been hanging onto democratic institutions country. Still Remembers Fascism for what it really was and I think there are signs of resistance many signs of resistance and people a lot of people thought that the European Parliamentary Elections a few months ago would be swept by these far right parties and that didn't happen in in fact the parties that are on the rise are the green parties in Europe because in Europe unlike in the United States the environment climate change those are huge and vital issues for voters at many levels but particularly for the young people of Europe and they just basically don't want to inherit a world. That's we'll. They'll be burned
Court rules Parliament suspension is illegal.
"Coming up on the news Scottish Tisch judges rule parliament suspension is unlawful Justin Trudeau Kohl's Canadian general election mm-hmm and California posses landmark GIG economy rights bill. It's Wednesday September eleven. I'm Anthony Davis Boris Johnson suspension of the UK parliament is unlawful. Scotland's highest civil court has ruled a panel of three judges at the court of session found in favor of a cross party group of politicians who challenging the prime minister's move the judges said the PM was attempting to prevent Parliament holding the government to account ahead of Brexit is it a UK government appeal against the ruling will be heard by the Supreme Court in London next week. The court session decision overturns an earlier ruling from the court court which said last week that Mr Johnson had not broken the law the current five weeks suspension of parliament a process known as proroguing started in the early hours of Tuesday fused as opposition parties have called for parliament to be immediately recalled in the wake of the court judgment but Downing Street said this would not happen ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling on the case a spokesman for number ten said it was disappointed by the decision and would appeal to the Supreme Court Scotland's First Minister Aniston Nicholas Sturgeon said the ruling was of enormous constitutional significance and the parliament should be recalled immediately to allow it to do the real and substantial stanton work of scrutiny she added the prime minister's behavior has been outrageous and reckless and has shown a complete disregard for constitutional rules and norms Labour's shadow brexit secretary Sakir stom- said parliament should be recalled as early as the softer noon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a federal election for the twenty first of October. Opinion Union polls are indicating. It will be a tough race. Mr Trudeau who is seeking a second term in office. The campaign is expected to focus on issues of affordability the economy economy and climate issues. The prime minister visited the Governor General Canada's acting head of state this morning to formally launch the campaign. Mr Trudeau touted his accomplishments in an announcement saying Canadians get to vote once again for the country they want to live in Canada has a federal fixed election in date and Canadians must head to the polls every four years. This campaign will be a relatively short forty days or just over five weeks over the summer. Summa the rival parties have been honing their message. Focusing on the economy and cost of living climate. Change is also an important issue to voters according to opinion polls holes. Mr Trudeau will have to defend his record including he's handling this year of an ethics crisis the proved politically costly the campaign is currently shaping up to be a battle between two parties the Liberals and the Conservatives national polls indicates they are in a dead heat with both on just over thirty percents support the polling nationally in third place on roughly thirteen to fourteen percent support with a slight lead over the Green Party California lawmakers passed a bill that paves the way for Gig economy workers to get holiday and sick pay assembly bill five as it's known will affect firms like Uba and lift which based in California and depend depend on those working in the GIG economy some estimates suggest costs for those firms would increase by thirty percent if they had to treat workers as employees but opponents to the bill said it will hurt those people who want to work flexible hours if it is signed into law the bill will change how employees treated in the GIG economy which has been a cornerstone of the model adopted by ride hailing firms and food delivery apps but and lift of both proposed a referendum on the decision in a statement after the bill was passed lift said we are fully prepared to take this issue to the voters of California to preserve the freedom and access drivers and riders want and need. It's not just tech foams that award about the proposed change in law typically. California has led the way in introducing legislation that is adopted elsewhere in the US and that has worried the Western states trucking association which represents truck drivers many of whom are temporary and freelance freelance workers in the UK Bouba lost its bid to convince the Court of Appeal that its workers want staff. It asked the courts to overturn an Employment Employment Tribunal decision that Uber Drivers be treated as workers rather than self employed. The tribunal rules that two drivers was staff and entitled entitled to holiday pay paid rest breaks and the minimum wage you you can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast. APP or ask Your Smart Speaker gets a play. The News with Anthony Davis podcast leave us a review on I. Teens and follow lowest on twitter at the news underscore podcast for daily updates. 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"green party" Discussed on Front Burner
"You talked before about how she also spent time heading up the Sierra Club of Canada and environmental organization and and then she stepped down from that to run the Green Party leadership and you know when she took over the party in two thousand and six what kind of state within well it was a fringe party. They didn't have a lot of money the had never elected an MP one of the things that the Green Party has done. Maybe a little differently than others is. They've tried very hard to be a national party. They don't just run twelve candidates. They tried to run many many candidates in a more recent years with her. They've tried to run a candidate in every writing so sometimes they were seen as sort of maybe trying to bite off more than they could chew because they don't have a lot of organization and money to pay people to work nice for them but that she took over a party that at least had gotten a lot more attention. It was maybe the leader of the fringe parties. If you want to call them that but it was also seen as a party that had one issue uh-huh environment uh-huh and in many ways it still is but she decided that she was going going to embrace this idea that it was a national party and sort of make it so that it wasn't just we're going run on this on the environment. We are going to have a platform on all issues. I am going to get myself into those leaders debate where the only party that in two thousand and eleven had our platform platform reviewed by the Parliamentary Budget Office to make sure that we could say this is fiscally sound so we believe in getting balanced budgets but we're not an austerity party the opposite I think we need to have adequate revenues to cover the needs of Canadians with these things. She's fought very hard for him. Do you think that she's succeeded in that or do you think that people largely see her still as a one issue candidate. I think probably most people still see them. As a one issue party very few people would be able to tell you what the Green Green status or platform was on taxes or honestly. I couldn't tell you what it was from for years ago but they had a platform and she has argued sometimes successfully sometimes not to get into the leaders debates and beyond the stage with them. You don't see the leader of the Rhinoceros Party or the marijuana party even fighting to get into those leaders debates because they know they won't or UH. I mean to be fair. The People's Party of Canada this year two certainly though the Green party due to be fares having a bit of a moment right now like they're up in the polls there are array of candidates that want to run for them particularly in the Atlantic provinces. They're up very close to the end ep right now. How much of this is because of Elizabeth is with me and and how much of it is because people just finally understand the imminent threat of climate change. It's a number of factors she. He is certainly part of the the mix but she's certainly not the only factor in fact it also has a little bit to do with the EP issues in a little bit of disarray beer. I'm hearing stories about their inability to organize and just they're just not resonating with with the public and so there's this group of voters on we'll say the left left of the spectrum who were wondering where do I go and environment groups in in voters for whom the environment is a big issue in particular they all planted their votes with the liberals four years ago uh-huh believed that the liberals were going to deal with climate change they were going to put in place protections and cut emissions all these things and then they bought a pipeline uh-huh so now all these environment voters groups are wondering well where do we go and so the Green party is a bit of a natural fit particularly at a time when the MVP doesn't Seema's as strong as as an option and pen and then is part of that due to her and she has in as this is all happening she has positioned into the party well to sort of step into that open space that was becoming available and so definitely she has been a factor in establishing the Green Party to be ready for this moment. I should say it hasn't been all smooth sailing for Elizabeth. May you mentioned before these claims of bullying clean by her staff members. There also been knees. I I didn't WANNA say gaffes for lack of a better word so in two thousand fifteen at the parliamentary press gallery read dinner. She gave the speech welcome back Kotter. It matters to say it. Welcome back Kotter your home. There's a lot unusual about your speech last summer Qadri. He's got more class. A whole cabinet. Thank you yes. It was not not her best moment. I remember sitting at a table and everybody to sort of staring at the stage willing like everybody wanted to crawl into a hole because he went on and on. It was one of those very awkward like please make it stop moments. Lisa Raitt cabinet at the time and went up on the stage basically tried to give her the hook and take her physically off the stage and she wouldn't stop Lisa. I wake up thinking about horse is a horse of course of course it was not great. She apologized the next day and said that that she had she regretted using the foul language and that she wasn't a moment she was proud of because it wasn't my intention ever do to suggest to Canadians that I was making a speech. I was trying and obviously failing badly delivering something a bit edgy. I feel like we've all been a couple of weddings. thaddeus needs to species to stop right now and fair to her. She's not the only politician who's had awkward moments at the Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner. In in had these speeches supposed to be a bit self deprecating and she didn't white live up to the spirit of that interestingly she's not done it since so maybe.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece's new prime minister
"Will Greece has a new prime minister who is promising to restore pride to the country Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in today after his center right New Democracy party won a resounding victory over the left wing syriza party in Sunday snap general election he succeeds Alexis C. press who led Greece in the years after the massive bail outs following the European debt crisis joining us now is the B. B. C.'s mark loan who is in Athens mark first tell us a little bit more about me to attack is who is he well he's a fifty one year old Harvard educated fluent English speaker Jeremy and he is a descendant of one of Greece's most powerful political dynasties and his father Constantine Mitsotakis was was prime minister his system was foreign minister here and his nephew is the new them elected mayor of Athens no other European country does family politics quite like the Greeks and in some ways he ate critics will see that him as representing the old guard because about the kind of nepotism fuels politics that led grease into the crisis but he has managed in spite of a lot to present himself as a new face reinvigorating his center right New Democracy party and saying that you know yes he is part of that all of the of the of the Greek family dentistry but he's going he's got fresh ideas I'm the kind of energy and they get to the police house of its bailout financial crisis years to it to a more hopeful future does he have a mandate after his party's wind yesterday or is this seen more as a rejection of Alexis C. press and his party syriza I think it's a bit of both I mean that he's gone out right majority he got a hundred and fifty eight cents center three hundred member of parliament and so he has got a big mandate that sense there was a feeling of kind of exhaustion without access to Pross who came to power in twenty fifteen promising to Tehran Greece's international bailout with its creditors to end austerity and yet was forced into a human eighteen you time and tear it to to go back on all of those promises off the pressure from the European Union that Greece would be ejected from the eurozone and its banks would sink and less we signed on to less measures added to that that was perceived mismanagement of of various affairs that that he was caught up in scandals and I think for that was just kind of feeling of tightness with with the process so they wanted to vote against him I need to talk as was the alternative and to be honest John Genta that the temperature Jeremy many of the people I've spoken to say that I actually that wasn't they they voted for me to talk is holding that knows that you know that there was no great huge enthusiasm for him among among some supporters but they just felt that he was the all time seven that's trying him mark I was in Greece recently just a few weeks ago and was asking people they are whether they felt that the country was still an economic crisis and they said no it's not an economic crisis anymore but you know if you look at the numbers if you've still got low GDP growth in Greece and unemployment still around eighteen percent what is me to talk is going to do to fix that well a grease is off life support but it's still in that recuperation rehabilitation room of the of the hospital if you like and and its attack is is aware of I think of the economic slog that that is ahead as you say unemployment is still close to twenty percent it's down from a crisis high of twenty eight percent and increases a guy in a day is still highest in the European Union of what he wants to do is he wants some tax cuts to give it a breathing space of the Greek economy he wants to create more long term security appointment and he wants to speak had privatization to try to raise money for the quickoffice but I think he's also when north of of not over promising of learning the lesson from from C. process failure wet wet to press came to power in twenty fifteen promising the US and then have to but she's a break all his promises so you know grease is has turned its corner it is it is and it's the bailouts but it is still under strict regulation and supervision bites credit says and they were still not whole struggle to give this country hope again do you see a bigger picture here when it comes to politics in Europe we've seen the rise of the right in some countries we've also seen the Green Party do very well in recent elections what what's going how does this fit into what's going on the rest of Europe yeah I think that's a that's a great question I mean Greece flirted with populism of the last four years and wrote this kind of leftist time aids and saying that they would you know go against the European Union and they have to row back when everything had to you know that the tight times this Biggie of old fast by Lexus to press and I think that the the warning will be a while others will see and that's a warning to countries like Britain for example with brexit also kind of populist experiment to some extent trying to stand up to the European Union perhaps the E. was just too strong to stand up to perhaps others supplies with populism Donald Trump of course what you all of the old man and hungry that they will see that you know after populist wave that the political pendulum can swing back to the establishment of the political mainstream you know have squeezes it is a sweet generous you know not not not typical way yeah I'm I'm not necessarily a kind of a possible be followed by the country's but of the house it is well off as well to see what what what other countries follow Greece's example that the B. 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European Union, European Parliament And Poland discussed on Lee Mathews
"News populist party. See increase support after the latest round of elections. For the European Union's parliament nationalist in far right parties, tilting votes in Italy Britain, France. And Poland they seen elections across the e u for the European parliament. Although the surge in anti-establishment supports was not as largest summit predicted, and pro European Ponte's remaining control. There was also a spike in support for environment focused green parties. Many traditional centre-right and centre-left outfits took a kicking, and they'd much debate about the future of the EU turnout to twenty
European Parliament, Chancellor Angela Merkel And Greens Navy discussed on BBC Newshour
"We're going to stay with the European parliament election results, the greens navy doubled their vote. Green wave was predicted. And as traditional supporters of the established policies across Europe, deserted them. Many went to the pro Europe and environment, focused greens, the green grouping in the European parliament is likely to have just over eleven percent of the vote, shat making them fourth in the hierarchy, and with potentially a big influence in Germany, the green party leapt into second place, behind Chancellor Angela Merkel, CD you policy with a third of its voters people under the age of thirty green party candidates watching the results come in
A brawl for the climate change vote
"A year ago when people wondered which fringe party could matter in the twenty nineteen election most analysts pointed to maxim burn, as newly created People's Party of Canada. Would that party grow? Could it eat into the conservative base, when it split the vote on the right a year later that seems a little silly? The People's Party is still at just a couple of points in the polls. But it turns out there is a little party that could decide the election, it was on the other side of the spectrum sitting right where it's been all along waiting for the rest of the country to reach these same conclusion about the key issue. They're most known for that they'd reached years ago, climate change is not now I repeat that not an environmental issue. It's a massive security threat, and it needs to be dealt with by government at all levels, a security threat that requires taking bold action, one of the clear things that we've seen from, from this, despite election. I want to congratulate all the candidates who who ran in. It is a Canadians are really preoccupied about climate change are Canadians really ready to meet the green party, where they've been living all these years sure every poll shows support for the party is rising, but luck rising is relative. When you were as low in the polls as the greens typically are in federal elections. So even if that general support is there will it translate to results. Will it translate to writings, one can it make a difference on election night? And if it does at whose expense, welcome to the fight for the climate vote. I'm Jordan heath Rollings. And this is the big story, Cormac mcsweeney is the parliament hill. Reporter for city news. And for the Rogers radio brands and also for us iconic. Hey, how's it going? It is going really well. I'm hoping that you can kind of parse this brewing fight on the left side of the political spectrum right now for us. It's a remarkable dynamic right now months to go before the election were seeing votes evaporate for both the liberals and the New Democrats, and they're all shifting green, you know, the old saying it ain't easy being green. Well, it's pretty easy right now, because things are looking up for Elizabeth may and her party. We've got the greens polling at probably the best that they've ever pulled that federally some polls have them up at around twelve percent, which is huge. Because back in two thousand fifteen the greens were, I think less than five percent of the vote. So they've more than doubled their voting base in the lead up to the. Twenty nine thousand nine fall election. So they're firing on all cylinders right now. And the liberals and New Democrats are wondering what the heck to do to make sure that they keep those voters on their sides. But also, not only that steel voters from the other progressive parties to try and make sure that they can secure some sort of victory, and try and stop the conservatives who are also firing on all cylinders right now. So it's a it's a heck of a fight on the left as the conservatives continue to gain momentum. And it's going to be interesting to see what happens is there. Anything concrete, you can point to we've talked a couple times on this podcast, most notably. When they had a chance in P of the sort of, general affection. The greens are seeing in the rise in the polls. But is there anything concrete, you can point to that might be driving people moving to consider the greens? Some of this is based on stats and polls. And others is based sort of anecdotally. But I think what we're seeing is a few. Different things here that is just creating this perfect scenario for the green party. One is the fact that climate change and the concerns around climate change on a broader national scale or finally, catching up with what the green party has been preaching for years and years. And that is, we need to take action to protect the environment and protect our earth, and Canadians are now really catching up to the point where this is becoming one of the biggest issues seen nationally among the voting public that action needs to be taken and serious action at that. That's one thing one aspect of it. Is that Canadians are catching up with the concerns for the greens? But the other aspect all of this is that we're seeing kind of a collapse and a failure, if you will from the liberals and NDP to take a look at the new democrat side of things. Jug, meet sing failing to gain traction is since taking over the party leadership. We've seen the end EP. Of fallen support. He's struggled to get the attention that he was hoping to get. There was a lot of excitement around. Jug. Meet sing in the hope that he would be this charismatic dynamic young leader that would really help vault the end EP back to the level that we saw with Jack Layton that has not happened at all. And he's, he's struggled in a number of interviews as well where he's been accused of being too vague on certain issues or possibly flip flopping on others. And so while they knew Democrats are struggling the liberals have had problems of their own Justin Trudeau back in two thousand fifteen was able to unite the progressives behind him. He stole from green supporters and end EP supporters, and some conservatives and, and really built up this, this perfect sort of momentum around him during that long campaign in two thousand fifteen that helped vault him from third him in the liberals from third party status to government, and it never happened before. But since taking office, a lot of the promises and a lot of the things that he was. Elected on have created problems for him, just looking at things like the promise to change the way, we elect, our MP's read. There was a lot of hope that, that, that would actually happen in never ended up happening. The liberals have had other scan whole such as SNC laflin and the, the more recent problems of the Mark Norman case, those are eating away at liberal support as well. And on top of all of that. I mean with environment with the environment being a big issue in the eyes of Canadians, some are pointing out, what people, some people see as a contradiction of the liberal position while they say, we need to take serious action on climate change. We'd need this carbon tax. Here's the government buying the trans mountain pipeline to make sure that the oil from our oil sands, is being sent off to other markets something a lot of people who are very passionate about the environment disagree with. And so you have a lot of troubles for the liberals and the MVP right now. And a lot of progressives who don't know where to turn because they're dissatisfied with what they see from what is traditionally been the two left or left of center parties. And now they're looking to the greens as a possible, viable option. And so you have this perfect scenario, as I said, where climate change is becoming more of an important issue in the eyes of Canadians, the traditional parties that Canadians have known for decades are not satisfying, a lot of these younger voters. And they're deciding you know what? Maybe whether it's a protest vote or legitimately giving the greens shot. They're definitely looking at the greens with a lot of serious consideration. When they look at them, especially for those people for whom climate is a major issue. What do they see exactly what gives the green party? The credibility on climate to. They have a specific plan. They do. And actually, it was just recently released. They entitled it mission possible. And I think the, the whole thing is that the greens for years have been branding themselves as. As the environmental party now that can work against them in certain ways, where they're sort of seen as only a one issue party. And it's, it's a it's an image that they've been trying to shake for some time now under Lisbeth may. But nonetheless, the greens are seen as a very credible party when it comes to the environment, you ask any Canadian like, who do you think is the party that would do the most to try and save the environment? I think the green party would likely be the number one answer. So they did release this ambitious plan for the environment. At a time when a lot of Canadians are paying attention to these issues. They are pitching to go well beyond what the liberal government has said, we'll be its targets in terms of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. I mean, well, beyond the fact, they want to double the reduction target. So the liberals say they want to try and hit thirty percent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from two thousand five levels by thirty percent by twenty thirty while the green party says we can do better than that. We'll do sixty percent of reduction from the two thousand and five levels of by twenty thirty. That's a dramatic shift and they're not just looking at, you know, pricing pollution as a way to deal with this. They're talking about some major projects such as retrofitting every building across the nation and eliminating our reliance on foreign oil making sure that from province to province. Renewable energy can be more easily shared something that even the conservatives are kind of pitching with their energy corridor option right now. So the, the greens have released released a very ambitious plan. And I guess now that it's out there. It hasn't had a lot of time to really set in for Canadians, whether they're paying attention to promises like this so far out from the election or not as another thing. But we'll see how they respond with these very ambitious targets that Elizabeth may and her green party have put forward two weeks ago. The greens actually one abaya election which. Which feels like something that doesn't happen. How did that come about? And what happened in auto afterwards? Because what I'm fascinated by, in this story is the number of people who have kind of seen a rise in the polls from the greens, but to your point written them off, as a one issue party, or while they can't climb that high can they and did this send a message are their people in auto Wah, talking about them? Now there are definitely people talking about the greens. And I think this by-election victory although I will say that by-election results are usually not reflective of where things go in general election ratified, it is a way and it's seen by some as a way to send a message to the government of the day. Prime minister Justin Trudeau said the day after the by election that he gets it. There's a message from Canadians they care about climate change, and they want to see action on climate change. And that's what his government is focused on through its carbon pricing system and. So I think there was a message sent to both the liberals and the end EP that they need to need to up their game. When it comes to environmental issues, the end EP as well as changed its tactics since that by-election result. And so, I think a lot of politicians while they were seeing some of this growth in this so-called green wave sweep across the nation and a lot of buzz and a lot of talk about the greens, it wasn't until we saw on federal scale of victory such as having the second elected, and p from the green party arrive at the house of Commons before they started to really, you know, publicly address this, because I'm sure that behind the scenes, both those parties were looking at the greens as, as a potential threat and trying to figure out what to do. But again, this is all come recently for the greens, where they've seen this rise over the last several months as we. Part of it to do with the focus on climate change part of it to do with distaste of the otherwise traditional parties that Canadians have been voting for for a while. But I think there was a message sent and, and people are adapting how do people see Elizabeth may who may be until recently, not many of them ever thought much about there's a bit of a joke around Ottawa that Elizabeth may is everyone's political aunt? You know, she's a likeable person, she has something to say about almost everything, but up until recently, I don't think a lot of people actually were considering her as, as potential prime ministerial material, and I think, more people are sort of giving her a bit of a shot. She's not distasteful in any way, you know, you haven't seen Elizabeth may be the subject of a lot of controversy. She has she's had her own problems within her own party. There has been pushed back, there have been allegations that she's been a bully as a leader. Things like that. But whether Canadians have been paying a lot of attention to that something else, she is seen as somebody who has integrity, who has a passion for what she does. And I would be hard pressed to find another MP in the house of Commons who spends as much time in the house of Commons, debating on almost every different subject, then Elizabeth may, so she's very committed to her work. There is broad support for Elizabeth may. But whether that translates into prime ministerial materials something else Nanos poll that just came out recently actually has her in terms of the preferred prime minister.
EU, Nina Dos Santos And European Parliament discussed on This Week
"For days of balloting in twenty eight countries has ended for the European parliament elections correspondent Nina dos Santos. Okay. Tony indications. Getting from around the EU that voter turnout is high four hundred million people. Votes. It seems as though a moving fifty percent of an exercise that right to do. So the anti-immigrant far-right and the pro environment greens party are both projected to gain ground in the EU
Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain
"People for days of balloting in twenty eight countries has ended for the European parliament elections correspondent Nina dos Santos. Okay. At least according to the indications guessing from around the EU, but voter turnout is high, some four hundred million people and votes. It seems as though moving fifty percent of exercise that right to do so the far right? And the pro environment greens party are both projected to gain ground in the EU
How will the European Parliament election play out in the United Kingdom?
"Gregory Copley the editor and publisher of defense and foreign affairs is an Australian observing the squabbles. In London over Brexit, more than that, the ability of democracy, parliamentary democracies such as Great Britain to transform itself in the face of obstacles, the story. So far says that the Prime Minister Theresa may is extremely unpopular because of our inability to convince a majority of her own party to endorse her Brexit plan leaving the EU in adequate time the final vote is now delayed until the end of October of this year. But that opens up lots of maneuvering in Great Britain futures since we've all agreed. According to the economists that Theresa May will not be the. Premier in two twenty twenty Gregory very good evening to you. I know that complicating all this for American voters because after all every two years or four years we've vote for this party or that party, very fixed. But there's another election coming up an election for the European Union that introduces a wildcard into the British parliamentary system, what is the Brexit party? Where did it come from? Why is it suddenly popular? Good evening to you. Good evening. John bell. It is interesting elections was forthwith kinds of probabilities and possibilities. But the European Union the European parliament elections coming up this month and actually Britain was not due to contest those elections again because it it should have withdrawn from from the European Union by the state the fact that the the British parliament agreed with the European Union to delay the British until October amid the that the UK head to once again contest, you opinion, European parliamentary elections. So the Brexit potty, which we knew was in the wings because because it was announced in January that that it would be formed in the event that that they record it, neca. And it was it was announced Lasi at the behest. All Nigel Farraj who had established and run the potty United Kingdom into independence potty. Now. He'd lift you Kip because it's not the become a haven for all of the extremists. If you like who opposed to to the present government, but so Nigel left that once it wants, the it became clear that Britain would have a referendum on on the withdrawal from the European Union Nigel tell me a couple of years ago that if Britain didn't exit on schedule made promise to. He would get back into politics. Pullman new poppy and go to the jugular if you like against the existing British potties. So the job of the Brexit potty is to contest the the may parliamentary European parliamentary elections right now. Brexit' body looks like it's going to take about thirty percent of the British fights for those British say to that that's way ahead of presentable Leiva, which which has been looks like it will take about twenty one percent of the votes conservative. The county ruling potty take about thirteen percent of the vote the Liberal Democrats ten to the green party nine percent. And and so on so basically you've got a wreck potty which from to to now has. Closed itself to to gather a huge following on much in mind of the beginning of may, actually, the the Brexit potty launch website and invited membership within two days. Some eighty five thousand people to join the party at twenty five pounds a head. So that raised about two point eight million dollars than an anonymous data put in another hundred thousand pounds, and then one of the conservative party biggest diners cannon city would not support the conservatives anymore and gave an immediate two hundred thousand pounds about you know, close to three hundred to two hundred eighty thousand so sixty two hundred sixty thousand US dollars. So now, we've got this party which is getting a lot of fund. It's got candidates across the board. It's registered as a British political party. So it can can contest elections across the United Kingdom. This is this is very significant because when the elections take place, and if as we expect the vixen potty will take the bulk of the of the British in the European parliament, then Farraj will tell us if it's too domestic creating Brexit. So therefore, the Brexit party is not an end in itself because natural Farraj does not believe in the European Union, nor does he believe that Britain. Will Britain's future is in your opinion. He's running for parliament, he well, he just he discourages a Britain to pay attention to in future, the European Union parliament, he's and and the way to interpret then this than is that he's setting up himself as a power in the British parliament. But he's not going to have a seat there. So how did he go from doing very well in the headline? Lines for the parliamentary vote in Brussels to doing very well in the the next election for Britain. Well, obviously win the next election takes place. The Brexit potty as registered Patty cannon will field candidates that already. They polling for a forthcoming election shipping, it takes place within the next year or so which is quite likely would would put the Brexit potty as one if the most significant hottie in Westminster, and it could pull McCullough's and govern paps with the Tories the rump of the Tory potty, but we have to wait and see that makes you could continue to gain momentum. I think that stayed will have to obviously lay out a comprehensive program of a policies. It may need actually also a change its name. So that it. Doesn't look like a one note when the song. And I think that's quite within the Cavs. But right now, not you'll prize wants to galvanize the potty around the immediate objective of saving Britain from being lost into the into the European Union forever, which is basically the alternative which MRs may. And Jeremy Cohen, the leader of the labour party, maybe taking now the vote is not gonna be enough Taybeh to determine what the Britain's gonna do. It's gonna be in June. This is going to be the fourth time. This is my his taken to parliament proposal to leave the European Union with the deal, which means luck. It's a into long-term trade deals with or a customs union of a sewed with European Union. Jeremy Cohen wanted to keep Britain in the European Union as a member of a customs union, which would preclude Britain from creating trade deals with the United States, Canada, India, Australia, and the like which which is. The logical step. So what what we want to see from from Nigel Farraj is if he tackles that he would want to see Britain withdrawal without a deal. So that it's free to create trade deals with all of its great trading partners. Greg the Brexit party. I understand it's in Susie Azam that's responding to a new way forward. But do we know who it's a -tracting is it attracting Tories is it attracting the liberals is that attack attracting the breakaway labor? It's attracting people from all of those parties all of the major parties the the old left, right? I is not playing as well as it. Once did the the the labor and Britain, nor the conservatives actually seemed to stand for what they used to stand for or the reality may be that those positions within the British political spectrum on a longer balance. So so essentially, we are seeing a break up traditional politics in Britain. The same way as we we've seen it in in in France. But of course, the French have a greater tendency to move politically to create new potties lousy because of the interruption of World War Two which left them in a position where they they rebuild from scratch getting rid of the rump of the labor party, the conservative party, and the Liberal Democrats is gonna be the difficult thing. But if Brexit body comes in as a sizable force, then I think we'll see even more defections going along down the line. And maybe even a Benchley merger of whatever the new Brexit. Potty calls it self and the conservatives I'm speaking with Greg Copley way are speculating about possible turns in the road for Great Britain because of the paralysis that's Gregory that Greg uses that word in the headlines first analysis paralysis of the British parlor. Lamentably system
PEIs election is next week. It could be historic.
"To what happens in Prince Edward Island. And I'm willing to bet that if pressed many of you would admit the same thing that needs to change there's an election next week and Canada's smallest province and some of the polls are well. They would make history if they turned out to be true liberal leader. Wade McLaughlin, set the vote for April twenty third, and according to the polls this election could produce Canada's first green party government to years ago. They had the support of nine percent of voters by last year. They'd risen to eighteen percent before bounding to thirty eight percent. This fall topping all other parties, including the governing liberals. A real possibility of the first green party government in Canada is reason enough to tune our ears to the island. But there is a lot more to today. That is probably a scape. The notice of Canadians beyond the east coast right now, most of us know PI from the beautiful way that it's sold to tourists, and that's lovely. And I wanna go there. But it does seem like we need to know a little bit more. Jordan, heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Trevor corkum is a writer at the walrus and the global mail. He splits his time between Toronto and Prince Edward Island. Trevor how much attention does candidate usually pay to elections in PE. I not very much. I mean, I think most people aren't even aware when there is an election. I wasn't until about two weeks ago. Yeah. Exactly. But this is a nail biter, and it's has a chance to make history. So this is when people wanna watch what's going on there right now. So it's been an interesting landscape the liberals have been in power for twelve years. So since two thousand and seven and traditionally PE, I like a lot of the maritime provinces. But especially in PE, I the elections have alternated between the conservatives and the liberals before twenty fifteen only one other member from one other party had ever been elected in the history of PI elections, and that was one end EP. Member back in the nineties. What's happened is the green party has risen in the pools. And they're now leading so they've come from not quite out of nowhere. But in the last few years, they've really ramped up their popularity and in the last four out of five pools they've been leading the liberals it's a bit of a three way race, but the the greens look like they may be pulling out of the bag. What's going on in PI in general that would lead to this kind of change election because this is unprecedented in Canadian provincial politics? Anyway, it is. Yeah. There been a lot of interesting indicator. So PI people have this idea of PI being a bucolic rural place a place that's a little bit stuck in time. You know, a lot of our the advertising campaigns on the island of really played this. It's kind of a place where you go down home. You go to the beach. You have some good food. Everyone's very friendly. And that's all still true to a certain case. But immigration is one thing that's changed in the last few years. So. The population of PI's always been pretty low. But it's lead the country immigration in the last couple of years, so very robust immigration, which has led to strengthening of the economy. So PI's lead the country in a number of economic indicators GDP growth housing starts. I saw something today in the paper that said housing prices have jumped twenty percent in one year on the island. So you're you're seeing that traditional island also dealing with a lot of big city issues like housing like the economy like this growing inequality between people who can afford, those changes and people who can't. So the green party's been able to capitalize a little bit on some of the unease with specifically the economic situation in the inequality also number of people have moved to buy from other parts of the country. So the province has become a little bit younger than the other provinces in Atlantic Canada. And it's really that youth vote in a way that's open to these new ways of doing things. So. So a large number of people under forty have kind of broken the tradition of voting for either the liberals or the conservatives which for a lot of families have gone back literally hundreds of years, where if you are a certain family, you voted conservative were another family you voted liberal, and that's all just splintering away. Give me an example, because I'm kind of fascinated by what you said about how we perceive PI, thanks to the tourism commercials. Because I know that that is my main source of of images of p give me an example of what you see on the island today that you'd have no idea of. Yeah. I mean, there are a number of things I think if you're in Charlottetown one of the things that strikes you first off is the diversity of the population. So there's people have been moving their from literally all over the world. So the school board, for example, we'll give out notices to parents in multiple languages because of the diversity of the classrooms, and at amazing selection of ethnic restaurants from the Middle East from Asia. South America, Afghanistan, Syria restaurants that you'd expect to finance Ron or Montreal. But not in a city of forty thousand people Charlottetown has two mosques, for example that both been built over the last ten years. So it's an it's actually a very cosmopolitan small city. So those are just a few things you see sort of on the surface. How did the green party come to be leading the polls? Yeah. You know? It's very interesting because the green parties, I think in Canada, especially provincially have this reputation of being a little bit of the fringe party, you know, the party of older hippies and and of peace love and grooving us on. And I think increasingly elsewhere, they straddle a very interesting part of the spectrum where the greens have NPR have been very pragmatic, so they've emphasized fiscal responsibility. So balancing budgets, in addition to growing, social and an environmental programs. So if you look at the population of pediatric. You know, there are a lot of older people. And as I said a lot of growing younger people. So those are kind of the two poles of the population that I think have driven part of this this interest and the green party, I think we're seeing around the country and N P I this splintering of the traditional left right parties. People are looking for new alternatives, and the greens have been able to capitalize on that on ease with the way things of always been done. If we drilled down a bit on as with other maritime provinces very much the case in PI. There's been this real sense of this kind of old boys network or backroom deals being done in things like, you know, who's getting loans that kind of thing there've been a number of big cases in the last ten to fifteen years on scandals with the liberal party that of really disillusioned people with the way things are done. So in general time, they would then just switch their vote to the conservative party. But they conservatives on P, I have really had a tough. Time they've had six liters and six years they really haven't been going anywhere quickly. So the greens have capitalized on that on ease. But have also really tailored their programs to both rural islanders, and then people in the cities as well. Tell me a little bit about the leadership dynamics and play who's the leader of the liberal party, who's the leader of the greens. So the leader of the liberals I mean, in a way, they're they're puller opposite. So the current premier Wade McLaughlin is the former president of UPI he comes from a very well established island family. They're very well known. They've been political family for many years, he inherited the party or didn't inherit the party, but became the leader in twenty fifty and after Robert gives resigned after a scandal in government, and he did win a majority government at that time, but he seen as a little bit aloof two islanders. So he's got that university president energy around him. So people. Say, you know, we really like Wade, but they don't really warm to him. He doesn't have a lot of natural charisma. So for the last three years, the leader of the green party, Peter Bevan Baker has been a foreign head. The preferred choice of of premier for islanders and the support of the green party has kind of incrementally grown based on his own personal leadership. So he was he's someone who I would call an anti politician. He's just suggest an average guy. He's he's an emigrant from Scotland he came into a couple of decades ago. He was a former dentist who bought an old church in rural PE, I converted into cafe had his dental practice on the side. He plays the trumpet. He's a storyteller and people just really warm to him. He's very authentic, and he's the kind of person who you know, you just to stop and chat to on the street. The kind of person who had a fundraising event will be the first one up dancing is. Unafraid to kind of poke fun at himself. So that's something that really appeals to people on the island. How difficult would it be to translate? Some of what the green party has seen NPA I to a national level. I mean, we've talked a lot on this podcast about the the upcoming federal election. And certainly the left is in kind of a state of disarray in general. So there is an opportunity there. How can they take what they've done there and build it? Yeah. It's tricky based on our current electoral system. But I think a couple of kind of lessons that they've learned from their other provincial successes. You know, we know the grants of won their first seat until and Guelleh's. They won three seats and the New Brunswick election. I think the New Brunswick cases interesting because they won in downtown Fredericton writing. So very urban writing they won in the riding around mount Allison university, so small university town, and then they want a very rural northern New Brunswick riding, so. So they were able to appeal both to kind of a very local grassroots kind of rural population. People in rural communities who are worried about jobs and the rural economy, and they were able to appeal to people at universities younger students and then urban people of the urban left. And I think that's a coalition that if I were Elizabeth may I I would wanna try to emulate, and I think we see in the B C election and the seats they won there in the seats that they're targeting at the federal level that it looks like that's that's the formula. They're looking to repeat so really targeting some of the urban writings, especially on the west coast where maybe the end EP is done. Well, traditionally the liberals, but they're flagging a bit. Some of the the more rural ridings that tend to be around left leaning cities or left leaning region. So the country and then pockets were there strong youth populations like around universities. So all that to say is I don't think this if. If the green stew, and it's going to translate in a green victory at the federal level. But you know, we know that in the case of PI New Brunswick winning the first seat, then leads to a couple of seats. And then you know, who knows where it goes. So based on the current splintering and fragmentation across Canada, you know, we don't really know what's going to happen. But we do know that people are open to new ideas. What kind of new ideas are in the platform N P? So as I said, it's a it's an interesting mix because there's a real mix of pragmatism with some very forward thinking idea. So on the forward thinking side they've made a commitment to making the province carbon neutral by twenty forty five so investing in small loans to homes and small businesses for things like solar panels electric vehicles. They've said that they will provide loans to rural small businesses and entrepreneurs to
"green party" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"I'm not anymore mad at green party candidates than I am at Republicans or put another way. I'm the same amount of mad as at these green party voters as I am at these Republican voters. And I think it would take just as much to convert them. I think it's pretty much you know, like if you l. I've already said it, but yeah. In this day and age, you think the parties are the same rethink these two candidates while the same effect, well, then you're, you're lost. In my opinion, we can try to reach those people, but it's still is true that the biggest wealth, the biggest reserve of potential democrat voters are liberal leaning people who stay home or don't voter forget or just maybe need that extra nudge from a phone call from a door. Knock whatever it is that still the those are the people we need to be trying to get because they are the the ones that we could actually make a difference with. You know, we could. We could spend x. hours of our lives on certain people. Think of it that way. You've got ten hours of volunteer time. Should you spend ten hours on Twitter, ranting numb? Should you spend ten hours trying to argue with a Republican or green party voter? I really don't think so. You should spend ten hours phone banking or door knocking or doing what. Ever it takes that will actually may be make a difference in the election, and that's that's what I believe. So you feel free to come at me if you if you don't, if you disagree, but that's how I look at it and we need to vote, November. Okay. Now that obligatory message aside anyone who is volunteering phone banking, doing all those things wing left, whatever the, there's some good organizations that I've checked out as well view are the best you are doing actual things. And also same goes for people who are showing up voting, you're the best you're doing actual things. If you're voting democrat, if you're voting green, you are not doing nothing, or if you're fighting Republican, your voting to harm the country. But other than that, that that's whereas and now I've got to get to my interview with Steve hill. Stephen is an interesting guy. He has a ton of various experience. He worked as a corrections officer kind of funny worked for c. cri later worked in the budgets for CDC are for. A few years, not at the same time. He predates me a little bit by those funny coincidence, Steve is an activist. He's atheist. He's a satanist which is kinda funny. I take it for granted that people listening for the most part, don't think of Satan is the same way ever since I did an interview with an actual Satan. So if you're not familiar, go back and check that out. But Satan is actually have pretty good values. You know, it's, it's not. It's not the the cartoon version that you would think they are. If you are a Republican mom or something, Steve's also comedian, and he's also going to be the m. c. for California free thought day as I mentioned. So lots of stuff to talk to him about, let's get over to it..
"green party" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"Like my version of nothing is. I can't believe people are not voting. It's very frustrating. Please vote like too many people are not voting. Even in this day and age. These elections are the share. The sheriff people are voting is so small, and it really shouldn't be. And yes, there are all kinds of ways that. Publican's keep people from the ballots of course. But there are also Autun of people who just don't vote or they forgot or they, you know, they're maybe they're not quite enthused enough about Danny O'Connor himself, which to in my mind makes absolutely no difference. So all for frustration, but that's nothing. And then there are people who argue back, no, your version of nothing is bad. What you ought to do is shame the candidates. That's what the argument they make. It's the, it's the party, the Democratic Party and the candidate. And what is so interesting to me is there so much knee-jerk reaction to this election where people like people are tired of the same old thing. They're tired of the establishment. It's like a, do you know anything about Danny O'Connor? Because I don't. I don't know anything about Danny O'Connor, and I don't think you do either to be honest with you, Mr. person, I'm arguing with on Twitter. I'm pretty sure we both don't know anything about Danny O'Connor because he's just a no-name democrat, and it occurred to me that, you know, I'm not speaking. Absolutes, but it might be that, yes, there is a democratic establishment. Sure that exists. But now I'm thinking there's also kind of an anti establishment establishment to the point where it doesn't really matter who the establishment is. There are people who were just against the establishment for for its own sake, you know, and it's that's also not good. But the bottom line is neither Danny O'Connor nor a significant number of Ohio non voters. In the twelfth district are on my Twitter account. There's just no statistical way. That's true. So it's two versions of nothing. And I, it's just kind of weird that we're getting. I get a lot of policing of which version of nothing I should be doing doing this version of nothing or your version of nothing. They're both nothing. The truth is we need to do things like sign up for swing, left, dot org or whatever, you know. And if that is if you support Democrats, and if you think it's a moral baseline that. Republicans oughta be voted out. That's what I think gonna mention that in the future here when my interview in a minute, but I think that's a moral baseline and we need if you disagree, then we'd need to have that argument. But if you agree, then there is no argument, whatever we can do to get people to vote for Democrats is a good thing and me saying on my Twitter that I'm that I'm upset that people didn't vote. That's not changing anything one way or the other. So stop it. And the thing is I, this might be unpopular, I don't know, but I for one actually don't really care about these green party voters. You know, like some people, some people are trying to make arguments both ways. So here's, here's some of the arguments. So one argument is, well, at least they're voting blame the non voters. And then the other argument is while some of the non voters might be disenfranchised. People people who you know were were erased from voter rolls or whatever might be. Whereas these green party voters there at the polls there, they. Did all the things except the part where they wrote in a name or check box the name that was going to make any difference. And so there's some frustration with green party people for that reason. And first step is I, the green party votes even if they all went to the democrat, I wouldn't have been. I mean, it would it would have made it close. Maybe these provisional ballots that are still outstanding. Maybe you know that could swing the the vote, but it's less than the difference between the two candidates. Right now, it's eleven hundred versus fifteen hundred, but also and this is probably going to be insulting and I, I mean it. It should be insulting more of the reasons I don't. I'm not wasting too much time with green party voters at least in the Ohio..
"green party" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"But I just all I wanna say is in a previous world, we would have thought that something like this would move someone from a fifty percent approval rating to a zero percent of, you know, or or a near zero rang. That's the world. We thought we were living in three years ago and we've come to find out we aren't living in that world. I think it'll move the needle very, very little. I also want to talk about Ohio, twelve. So I believe as of right now, we still don't have the final tally but best information I have right now is balder Sohn. The Republican is up by what we had fifteen hundred sixty four votes so close. So close guys, voting matters, voting matters. Every vote matters. Sure. You're one person, but could you affect dozens, hundreds of people? Could you affect? Could you fact a handful of people? Could you encourage a handful of people to vote if you lived in that district and then maybe those people would encourage a handful more? You know, it's it's unrealistic to think that we could make a difference. Each of us could make a difference when the margin is a small as fifteen hundred votes. It's tiny. But what I really wanted to talk about with this is there actually was quite a bit when when these elections. Came back. It was even trending on Twitter. People were lashing out against the green party because green party candidate, Joe Manchin got a eleven hundred votes. And it's interesting because on opening arguments, Andrew will make jokes about Jill Stein voters. And I think I've said a few things maybe early on after twenty sixteen I, I may have expressed some outrageous Joel certain Jill Stein voters. But that's mainly because I had a debate with somebody on the show who said there were supporting Jill Stein because they believe in women or some crap, but really hated Hillary and had all the same Trumpian conspiracy theories about her. And so it was kind of more geared toward that when when we get right down to it, there's a lot of argument going on. I want to try to filter through some of it. The first thing is I tend to when I express a certain level of dismay at elections in and the voters. The first thing I get back from an awful lot of. It's a very bizarre thing. Awful lot of people even in these aren't, you know, Trump voters. These are just eighth liberal Theus as well. Usually is, don't. We can't shame the voter, shaming voters doesn't work. It's weird. It's like a knee-jerk thing I get from a lot of people and I can't help, but think like, okay, I'm just expressing myself on social media and I do think non voters are the key, but I'm not under some illusion that this is getting to them do are we operating in a world where might tweets are getting to the non voters in Ohio's twelfth district? I mean, it might be different if I had Bagilia NHS of followers. But you know, I've got like five thousand dollars, maybe six on Twitter. It's not as how many of them could possibly live in Ohio district. You know, I'm just expressing a frustration with people who in this day and age in the edge we're living in aren't voting and. So it's kind of one of those things where people are like, oh, don't do the nothing that you're doing because there is no tweeting is nothing tweeting, doesn't do anything, and I and I don't think it does either. I'm that's why you know, tweet here and there when I'm frustrated, but that's more I'm expressing myself and people might get some, you know, some catharsis out of me expressing myself if they agree or maybe they'll disagree and we could. We could argue about it, but I'm not under any sort of illusion that that's a direct contribution to anything tweet. It doesn't do anything. What really does stuff is volunteering phone banking, knocking on doors, getting out the vote. That is what does stuff so arguing about like which version of nothing is the better version of nothing..
"green party" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210
"That she'd be the first native. American woman ever in. Congress it's true. Because, Senator Elizabeth Warren is the former native American, you, sit So she's not wrong that's the worst audio I've ever heard I put a. Little thing there are no I said I'm not blaming you. It's awful So she's using her vampiric skills to not be. Heard she's ripping someone's throat, open in the background that's why it's so hazy. All right and then we have the green party, cabinet out of Ohio, this guy is the. Greatest Joe Manchin not to be confused. With Joe mansion this guy's. The lesser Joe. Manchin Joe, Manchin credit remember his. Own website I want, to warn you, if, you're driving right now be careful because this may make you laugh, so hard that. You crash your car, so just be careful. Just know this we've been warned here he's the Ohio. Green party candidate who believes he's descended from. Alliens his parents came from. Another world. And he got twelve hundred votes in these special election yesterday. The green party okay which, is further to the left then pretty much any. Other party the green party this is their cabinet. Joe shake cut one To, donate to your. Campaign or volunteer do, you have a website Yeah I definitely on website and there's the donate. Page link for the donate page at. The top of the website you can just click on it late it'll take you over to where you can use a. Credit card or don't Earl Another card You call. Those cards Yeah that that's the word I was. Looking for debit card I can't remember what? It, was but can you tell us what that website.
"green party" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Okay we had a number of our races across the country last night we did not have one obviously, here next, Tuesday will, be big night with the primaries we'll talk more about that with, playing politics bottom of the hour so you have that twelfth district Adam in Ohio Where, the president defeated Hillary. Clinton by eleven points in two thousand and sixteen And then you had the. Race this is a special election it's a weird situation? Where, the, person's out so they're having a special election last night on what August seventh and then guess what they're going to raise a then they're gonna have the same race in November Seems like there should have? Been, a, better way to do this right I mean I get the Tina Smith seat is up for grabs November and then but it's two years later Three months later, you're going to have me you literally you you win You gotta run right again you start. Running instantly, and now it's all that's. Pretty much how it happens now but. Yeah, run up his. Two years I think you, nailed it. By months yeah it's it's silly so the margin is very very narrow and right now the Republican has the slight lead. Within a percentage point and we might get your point after everything's counted there could be a recount if there is you do have the. Rarity recounts like Franken. Coleman where it's reverse. With more of the. Nod it's it stays true, the numbers might change the winner stays true. So liberals were, all upset Because there was a green party candidate who ran and siphoned away a certain percentage. Of the votes and. Let's just be honest. If it was the. Green party candidate they weren't What was it ninety eight percent of those votes would have went to the democrat if if the person was going to. Vote and so you know. Billy Eichner is really involved in this, right now No-man's street Billy Eichner and he's please wait to make your symbolic votes at. The time when our, government isn't being overrun by white supremacists Elissa Milano You know, what socks because of our unwillingness to pass policy protects our election integrity I mainly thank green party votes tonight a Russian. Meddling Why else would anyone cast. A protest vote in Ohio so on. And so forth And I'm. Not I've I've never voted for the green party I don't think I'm going to But I find. It nauseating again went. Any person a Republican or democrat. Is lecturing someone on how they vote, it's a wasted vote, you propped up the other person I. Don't accept that premise at all Zero I find it detestable that we have two choices. The Republicans and the. Democrats and they both to various. Levels are moving further to the extremes We should have three choices we, should have four to us, we should have and the only way that's going to happen everybody Stop acting like. Sheep and automatically must vote. Democrat vote Republican so I am. Immensely bothered by that then I read about the green party, candidate At one point, Adam he. Gave a speech slurred interview this year. When he could not remember his own website Okay a little more on Joe Manchin On Facebook. Facebook, rates that he speaks. Nineteen language okay that's that's pretty good Spangler Nicaraguan. Sign language Trinidad in English and. Sheet. Music are among the nineteen languages That. He speaks you also adds Adam My. Distant. Relatives originally came to planet earth yes I said that from a planet orbiting a star in some star cluster located in the constellation. Of another of Taurus He also writes said he was voted class musician by his high school graduating class He ran for, congress once before and garnered thirteen thousand votes and the website conversation He said marijuana isn't addictive at all People go wacky on. Opioids opioids, and I've seen it personally He also, talked, about him which is fine But again during the, interview when, he's just asked for his, website he says Off the, top of my head I just don't, know it Okay again I want more than two options Carter I don't ever want to say you only. Have to vote for. It But isn't it then in combat Amman somebody to find out if this person is credible or not. When he's coming from a, different planet speaks made up languages doesn't? Know. His, own website as someone who wants more. Options don't you have to say is this person even credible at all In running or am I being a hypocrite and saying that I'm saying you should be allowed to vote for multiple. People then how can you, Curtis this guy this guy when he Ballot, do you then you have, every right, to vote for him And you just made that argument don't tell me how to vote does? He strike you as, credible in any way from the information host gave you know I still. Do want people to vote for someone who has some level of intellect right, and credibility And is it, making things up He's not from another planet I guess I. Guess I don't know anyone Oh that Fairness is website is magic for congress. Dot com so, I mean that is would be difficult to. Remember, that What are you gonna what he's doing at the time what did. He think his website was there if it was a magic lot going on speaks a lot of languages too so it is it possible. That he answered in another one in the languages and. The, people who, interviewed him did not understand that language yet Could be. Yeah and what a lost? Opportunity, that we don't. Have John I would love if. This guy was in congress. You know he's from another. Planet Lindsay is in. About time we have someone. In congress who's. From another planet. I don't know. How. That, works I would imagine there's probably a rule in the constitution somewhere gerrymandering where on his. Face. Space yeah it's pretty good if you're a, good afternoon laugh I'll give you? That website I actually can see it it's Facebook dot com slash Joe check for, congress there, you go lots of green lots of drink yeah well, there's there's lots of green? In his life, to because he's a. Big Epoca of marijuana, okay to me in a text on. This one what, do you, think on that what responsibility is there on you as? A voter to see if if this guy? If your if your candidate is acknowledging that he's from planet earth am I. Being a hypocrite because I'm saying I don't buy that it's a wasted vote Jeff Johnson on with the other day and he said when temple Was criticizing. Donald Trump he said listen he panicked you only. Have we, only have two choices. Two choices in two thousand. Sixteen it was other Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. I don't accept that I think. There are multiple options and I want us to get to the. Point we have more than? Just, the two parties. And unless you start voting that. Way nothing is gonna change. Let me know through a. Text where you stand. On third parties fourth parties. Will they ever. Emerge and then. If you're voting. For. Someone, like this who obviously has some stability issues what is this about the effort you're putting..
"green party" Discussed on Eyes on Conservation Podcast
"That said the decision remains right do we listen to bernie and vote for hillary or do we revert to a protest vote and cast a ballot for somebody like the green party candidate jill stein or maybe even right bernis name on the ballot well we had a fascinating conversation on this very topic with the former cochair of the national green party audrey clement now the message that audrey shared with us was not exactly what i was expecting although she told us that she would be voting for a third party candidate she also told us that none of the thirdparty candidates jill stein included were truly qualified for the job i've saying that i'm going to vote for a third party in a because i believe that the eu is is gathered by a twoparty system that amounts to cheer any ed that tyranny must be overthrown at all costs however i believe that there is some sort of dynamic involved here whereby the third parties are not ready to rule because they are playing to their extremes and that's not wear the voters are in the fallacy that they must plated air streets in order to be true there 'cause of their principles is wrong also because the voters turned the center for a reason in it's a good reason and until you appreciate that fact you're not ready to rule so what are we supposed to think when of green party representative tells us that her own party's candidate is unqualified.