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"harold wilson" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"That it would be very difficult to get the same amount to access whistle-stop toll of the dirty dozen subject. What caught at this well. Prime minister's you covered starting with howard mcmillan Of his extraordinary to to me. Remember in nineteen fifty nine. When i went up talks with the freshman's for it was the day after the nine fifty nine general election and there were all these young tories exulting in the fact that how mcmillan had won a majority of one hundred and there was the poor old labor party and they had their first meeting. That was happening that weekend which is called labor psychologically happier in opposition then a week later. Prime minister helmet mellon came up and told to the oxford union. And he did the. He's extrordinary thing where he talked about what it was like. Fighting the battle of the the first world war where off his whole class at baillio at the end of the war of twenty of them he was the only one who survived and the vote tears to my little. Did i know ten years time. I would be married to his granddaughter so i got two million quite well and talked to him about television and what it was like appearing on television. And he's he said for people of my. It's so difficult because you're used to going and making these big speeches and there's an audience and a crowd barracking dot com whereas when you're on television it's like playing tennis. No ever comes back to you. As how will wilson and he was someone who completely got the idea of spin imagery and people might think is new inventions. Our new labour. David cameron thing but his entire sort of folksy beach was basically a bit fake. Or is it a bit yeah. He smoked a pipe pond. Television goes away from the camera. I'm gerald kaufman. Who was his press secretary camera labor. Mp said that he had first met howard wilson in nineteen forty eight and he said our wasn't after that taught himself a sense of humor. He was the most boring speak. I had ever and wilson was very good with equips and the good good lines. How wilson sore himself. As britain's john cheryl kennedy jfk great loving for for president. Kennedy and wilson arranged for videos of kennedy's press conferences. Which were kennedy was a master of a political. Would at the press conference. I'm wilson studied these Press cops and was very good himself at behaving a bit. Like president kennedy. I have to say the most extraordinary story for me in the book is about our wilson if people think infighting number ten is bad these days the plots to get rid of marcy williams is one of the most extraordinary stories of all. They're not call the spin-doctors she. She knew more about image making than almost anyone. I never met and she understood exactly how to try. And get wilson at properly over on television when came back to power in nineteen seventy four two of his chief. Aides were rather jealous of marcy williams. Hold over harold wilson one day. Wilson's private doctor. Dr joe's stone said marcy is a very bad influence on wilson. He he's not as good as he should be because he's ruled by marcy williams. I get rid of her on her daughter. I could prescribe some pills. And then i can feel do the destitute so he was. It was wilson's private doctor trying to get wilson's two other top advisors to go along with it with a plot by the done in st joe haines. The press secretary was ridiculous the headlines the headlines well most extraordinaire reminded that bitter in-fighting number. Ted is not necessarily a new usa. What about. Jim callaghan places. Howard wilson in number ten dim. Kelly was was interesting characters as prime minister. I'd had a run in with him very early on in the early nineteen seventy s. Before he was prime minister. I wanted him to come on the program and he decided not to and he said that he would arrange his deputy to come on. He was up on secretary. And i said well. That's very kind of you to arrange that. But i need to be able to choose. Who just it's your right to to Declined to come on. And he sydney said this the cohort. I think you understand. I know some pretty important people in the bbc. And if you don't have my deputy then career. Pbc what go very far since kind of hand threatening and some years later. When i was making a film about callahan is asked him about his bullying and he said. But i never bully. Who's not my own equal. I sit hang on you. Prime minister was a political reporter producer. And he said yes but you went to university. didn't you. And he never forgot that he left school at sixteen and never went to university in always thought that there were people who had gone to university especially to oxford who look down on him and then i was the callahan gives white ted heath at reading art my senses of all the promises. He was the one who found trickiest to deal. Teddy world probably the most tricky prime minister. I had to do with this extraordinary way of trying to destabilise you before you even started the interview. I remember he once said to me. You got the usual list of boring questions afraid. So and at the end of it. I felt the interviewer gone rather better than than i expected. I said did you think it was boring as infinitely more irrelevant today. Yeah he just a very tricky tricky counter in contrast to barbara thatcher who my sentences. Your interactions with margaret thatcher. They bought it on flirting at times. Who mrs thatcher was an own mix often when you would go into number ten to do interview. Mr cockrel come to you and what. A lovely tie is quote intimidated to such as their since holding. You're already. She's a great deal less popular than.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Quizbeard weekly trivia quiz
"The century in one thousand nine hundred seventy one twenty four published in eighteen nineteen which british writer wrote the novel. Ivanhoe number twenty five in the tv quiz. Show the chase. What is the real name of the chase known as the beast Okay some answers to today's quiz round. One was disasters number one in which he of the twentieth century did the channel nuclear disaster. That was nine thousand nine hundred six number two. The great fire of london began in pudding. Lane number three. Which are the world's oceans. Did the two thousand four earthquake produced the nami that was in the indian ocean number four. The us state that the hindenburg caught fire in and crash landed was new jersey and number five the oil tanker that struck a reef off alaska and released thirty. Seven thousand tons of crude oil into the ocean was called the exxon valdez round. Two was who comes next number six. Warren buffett bernard arnault and bill gates. The next in line is jeff bezos. These are the world's four richest people twenty twenty in reverse order number seven. Harold wilson james callaghan and tony blair. The next one here. Is gordon brown. These the last four labor party prime ministers of the uk number eight francis benedict and john. Paul the next in this lineup would be john paul again. This will be jump all the first these. The names of the last four popes can reverse order number nine bean. Conrad an older in the next would be armstrong. These are the surnames of the i. Four men to will walk on the moon in reverse order and abut ten. Brian cox anthony hopkins and gaspard. Lille the next in line would be mads mikkelsen. These are the four actors have played hannibal lecter. Onscreen round three was the works of role. Dow number eleven in the sixties. He wrote two screenplays for films that are based on the works of ian fleming. The i was. You only live twice the james bond film and the other was chitty chitty bang bang number twelve. The nineteen sixty four novel. Challen the chocolate factory. Charlie surname is bucket number. Thirteen the british tv series adapted dull short stories and had surprising. Twist endings was called tales of the unexpected number fourteen. The letters b. f g stanford big friendly giant and fifteen the film that starred george the voices of george clooney and meryl streep. Thomas turned into a film by wes anderson. Was the book. Fantastic mr fox round. Four was new york new york number sixteen. The popular tourist destination named after a newspaper is times square number. Seventeen moving day was annually held on the first of may number eighteen. Jfk international and laguardia. Airports can be found in the borough of queens. The nineteen the cameo home alone to lost in new york is from donald trump and number twenty. The statue of liberty arrived in three hundred and fifty paces however the iconic piece that arrived early and was displayed in philadelphia was being the right hand. The one that's holding the torch route. Five was the general knowledge round number. Twenty one whoopi. Goldberg won the academy award for best supporting actress. In one thousand nine hundred ninety one for her performance in ghost number twenty two Led by pol pot the members of the communist party of temperature and the regime with which it ruled. Cambodia was called the camaro rouge number. Twenty three the boxer that gave mohammad-ali his first professional defeat was joe frazier number. Twenty four published in eighteen nineteen novel. Ivanhoe was written by so walter scott and finally number twenty five in the quiz. Show the chase. The real name of the jason known as the beast is mark limit. Well that's it again for another week. Thank you so much for taking paul and please remember to get in touch. If you'd like to suggest around topic and i'll try to include for next time. I'll be back soon with another the five rounds so until then take care and goodbye..
"harold wilson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Of the year because not only do we have Christmas we have an election in general election the United Kingdom which is just you know crack cocaine for the politically addicted and we have as our guide through the ups and downs of the campaign Matthew Elliot one of the brains behind the leave campaign now the editor at large of brags it central dot com in a consultant that many find smart people throughout the United Kingdom good morning Matthew happy December to you good morning to you and happy thanksgiving results you life you know I I years ago I took the fetching misses you and I said you know I Dickens Christmas sounds wonderful to me let's go to London in December and experience the Dickens Christmas it was the most miserable weather we've ever had on a vacation we were from head to toe this is this was all false advertising by Dickens the trouble is the snow you tend to come in late January February to December tends to be ready in a darkened miserable that is exactly what it was so how goes election in the rainy dark miserable December we seem quite on the campaign is when it comes to things like their door still kind of thing is quite tough for the bus what's really interesting is how Facebook advertising dial Big Apple in this campaign we start to see all of the policies now splurge hello somebody if the final ten days of the campaign on that Facebook out so we'll see how that change the rate of the moment things look pretty good footballer you still look into the eyes to looks like you'll get majority busting definitely off tightening now I I was looking this morning at the telegraph's pipeline of news and they put Boris up a couple of points labor up a couple of points but still a double digit lead for the Tories I've read either party other polls that say it's down to six what's your sense of the situation Matthew Elliot who is certainly a big spread the say the bottom and you have the six percent talk bad news once they say yes they saying thirteen percent of the now the big touring and calling in the U. K. S. professor John because he's adamant the lowest the lead the six central more than force will get a majority all the polls the pointing toward the majority the measurements but two factors will be keeping people and they can go to court the other night they are so simple the prevalence of tactical facing this indications of people either single attached to a base with certain see for example the former secretary told rob is facing an opposition from the Liberal Democrats Alastair Campbell who use will tell you that telling labor faces in each of his seat to Baghdad that touched version will be picked the other big question that the twenty three percent of voters who are undecided the moments ago installations you can call now how many of those dates back to the north and the fight it but actually perhaps shoddy labor back to Michael feet because cold in Jericho opened the labor leaders say the terrible the might be a shy Leibovitz factor that they could kick in on voting day because she see that number calling high the polling suggests that manually and I was watching with the version is here at last night the first installment in the third season of the crown when Harold Wilson becomes the prime minister and I was thinking to myself Harold Wilson it's sort of like an old Democrat near that'd states so different from Jeremy Corbyn the labor party isn't what it was when Winston Churchill was alive and worried about its trip to the left it's actually gone over the cliff you're absolutely right still not really is get a hard left moxie policy now and when we can safely say that it'll still valid singleness lie intellectually Jeremy Corbyn in his job search on the dole without she went out with a badge of pride they love that fact and just today in the headlines today because the now that they want to cuts rail that by the time they want to give free right health that school and a sixteen year old you again this wasn't in that manifesto no indication of how they came to pay for that so what we're gonna see the final ten days the campaign is a labor party say even more things will be free from the Cup bugs now I am not she quite cold in the pages would be fooled by their states such quite knowledge of the call last week the project in the in the I think seventeen percent of people still but the lady parties proposals were achievable and affordable I sending those to see through the problem is but because without worried about my mind you will be fooled by its will lay on its towards lead role calling today or will select a student to take the ball or a suggestion that I should say hi Matthew Elliott I'm I have to apologize I ought to have begun this segment by recognizing the terror attack on London Bridge the loss of true value it brings the wounding of others the bravery of the three men and stop the terrorist active said that but two days in the news cycle is an endless amount and unfortunately we're becoming used to this especially on the bridges in the downtown of London at what is its impact if any on a general election and what is it down to the mood of the country are your rights you things to be involved they quickly the islands in the U. K. decide to as well there was a slight whole swaths old politicians hate that respects the by Sunday is reaping the charge is a critical issue and verify to blame each other the labor party saying well you've been in power and yes it's your issue the concert by say what he was charged in the you'll send the regime is your issue to release the party politically she now how will play out is anybody's guess a buckle either went to purchase consider he was a raw the hopper home secretary look after national security with about half pretty Patel or died August I know the fast majority once gave full pretty Patel so I think it's anything in political terms will help the concern of the policy of sixty because Jamie called in even in his own words this weekend in his interviews on the Sunday talk shows he is weak on your thinking is happy to allow terrorists to be released from prison before they finish at full term in jail five he's pretty weak on the exciting shot she helped the conservatives April Matthew LA could you explain who pretty Patel is and and do so in the context of a of a Tory cabinet including Siggi job it and many others that is as diverse as any British cabinet I've ever seen very much sense so you pretty Patel has been a conservative member of parliament I think badly since two thousand and five family came to the U. K. in the I'm guessing the nineteen seventies they were from Uganda save possibly you kind of Asian communities to three of refugees on Kristin accepted strategies in the U. K. Sajid Javid a similar story I what they closely with him last year early this year although I can check into each election campaign and his family came to the U. K. a cat in the nineteen seventies from Pakistan near his grandfather was a dollar a day farmer in Pakistan and now he gave the U. K. is Boeing dot run a shop if they thought the country in a market stall he then went to university you became the youngest ever vice presidents of JP Morgan made yet did okay well professionally cool games politics and Richie soon doctors be representing the content policy many debates about he think deputy to such as in the treasury and he's the chief section structuring again he comes from that you might know your background I'm going to show is actually the Conservative Party doesn't need to have quotas to have the melody does Disney have questions to have I think my she had that sloppy with the very top the party from minority backgrounds we recognize merits we promote people on the basis of meritocracy and all three of these two Cup chopped in that department I'm sure we'll just we'll buy the even higher the US come that's the only I want to close my time at British media in the United States yes Manhattan beltway elite media is now viewed not as an objective observer but as a participant as an army generally almost overwhelmingly of the Democratic Party after watching the Andrew Marr attack on board Johnson yesterday I'm coming to the conclusion and I think that was fueled by a desire to please his peers that the that the British media has gone the same way generally there will be exceptions that real but am I right that the media itself may become an issue in the minds of the British electorate local newspaper the definitely party sad and listen to you does he wish baseball labor and a little bowl of pre constructed this time around but broadcasters you'll write the whole questions about impartiality this time around wanting the the one key difference in the U. K. and the US having today this question using a new cafe election anybody K. made in the two thousands had general election this is a new thing I think next time around the might need to be a good thanks commission to oversee the debate over the broadcast to be some questions about said this is it and some people sign yep certain debate the note wants to other sites I think the role we formalise the next election how to again make it more partial books again Dixie questions we asked not just by the BBC but also the chuckle channel four which again is the site by the taxpayer largely Hey they left wing and I think quite rightly be considered policy boycotting violence adult placing guests on the show you know I I do believe you're going to go in the direction we went in twenty sixteen where the parties themselves control and the broadcasters do not let me close by asking about the energy level of the prime minister because it matters so much that you have a closing kick as they say in track and field but the other closing kick I think he does what's your take toss ten days coming up not least because this week is the the NATO summit in the U. K. and president trump will be right writing head this evening I will be in London until weapons that he thinks are you seeing lots of different heads of government and had a save the next few days to say it celebrates yes seventy itself they say that will take a look at band with a call to the whole band with covering the aftermath of the TerraCycle Friday again the meeting to cope with that we take it lost its high heel possibly have an interview with Andrew Neil with the fastest presents on TV on PC cheating later on this week a medical the final stretch of the campaign the one thing I know you have the campaign with Boris during the referendum is he have a six and seven again and then it has a problem with and she found the whole fifty I know you would be fine in the final stretch the compact back to LA and always a pleasure follow on Twitter at Matthew underscore LA two L. two TV's and that.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Gallagher's murder trial for alleged war crimes the judge ruled prosecutors exceeded their thirty when they tried to plant computer code in emails in order to find the source of leaks about the case, the court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors to throw out the case entirely Gallagher's accused of shooting unarmed civilians, and most Silla rock and killing a wounded captive ISIS teenager, fighter by stabbing him with a knife than staging reenlistment ceremony over the dead, teenager's body. President Trump signaled, he's considering a presidential pardon for Gallagher and other military members convicted of war crimes. And Harold Wilson who spent seventeen years in prison, most of it on death row for a crime? He did not commit died may eighteenth from complications of a stroke. He was sixty one years old in one thousand nine hundred nine Harold Wilson was convicted of a triple murder, and sentenced to death by Pennsylvania. Jury a decade later Wilson's death sentence was overturned to ineffective counsel. However, murder convictions were not reversed and he remained on death row. For years finally Tober of two thousand five Wilson won a new trial and was acquitted of all charges after DNA evidence proved to scence speaking to democracy. Now just after his exoneration Wilson said he was released with sixty five cents and a bus token. Like. Eighteen years deal within just system. Physical mental abuse. Back in society with. Just just.
"harold wilson" Discussed on FT Politics
"You take David Cameron pushing through gay marriage people forget actually more of his own and peace faced against it in for it. And yet it it becomes. In the common history, a Tory policy has that branding Yavuz. Yeah. I think I just wanna say warm if the conservatives pushed through a deal, and then there's election all the bucket it. Then I think that it will be a no brainer for labor to play. A voter suppression strategy on the sixty one percent of leave voters who want to know deal. You will give him vassal state stages by Jacob REEs mode. Theresa May boys Johnson. They all voted for it. In the end. We didn't is quite an effective electoral strategy whenever it comes. But going back to Jim's point about the north millions essentially one of the things I'm really trying to do is to explain to people. This is these places are not monolithic. Well, there isn't is a political center in those places you'll find pubs the proverbial weatherspoon's in which it's you keep him on corner momentum another corner, and this culture war between working class people. It's not middle class working us. Those people have actually been going on for some time. What's missing is the guardian reader? No, actually, if you look at a politician like Mary Korea you stood in to the. The leadership in twenty. I think twenty sixteen or twenty fifty one of the Merri creek still still feel action twenty fifteen she's the Wakefield MP. Jeremy went to Wakefield to do the let's unite Britain a move on speech. Her constituency is sixty six percent leave and yet she is supporting remain the people's vote. And I think that tells you that somebody with a political ear to the ground in a place that is complicated as it says on Facebook, it's complicated. There are working class people on both sides. There are viscerally almost committed to that positions on remain. And and leave on the question in a place. Like Wakefield is can you maintain the roof forty-nine percent that somewhere sublime dot M P has despite the sixty six percent vote for leave next. And what we saw in twenty seventeen is that it was meant to be the brakes that election and every day on the radio is Brexit, Brexit Brexit. The public is really board of secondary angry about it. And if people start raising other issues like schools, and hospitals and investment and all the rest of it. You know it. It's conceivable that labor could in general election situation. Do pull off the same trick again. And with even more resentment about Brexit going badly. So the Tories then even have a very strong line about what at least, we're sorting Brexit because clearly they are starting to. So we've discussed the reasons why the conservative party is really not working up an appetite for general election right now. But whereas perhaps the labor party really is, you know, many decades ago Harold Wilson's cabinet spoke of a referendum as the life. Ralph the might actually allow the electric to take responsibility in the end for the decision on whether to go into Europe. And and stay in the seventies. Pull you a saying? I thought that was very interesting that you said that the general election doesn't provide the same sort of cover that a referendum could do and possibly for both parties. But do you do you really see Jeremy Corbyn at the forefront of a remained campaign will they wouldn't make the election about that? They'd say, look, we have plan on Brexit. You're sick of it all planned on Brexit is a very. Brexit. It could easily be sold as Norway minors. Now. I'm talking about a referendum if we have a referendum if we have a referendum campaign. No, I think the campaign will be looked current people's vote campaign and the other one best for Britain will have to both dissolve and they'll have to leave behind. I'm afraid Tony Blair and some of the people around from devils. Yeah. We'll look down the line from doubles is is is is warm person. But Tony Blair is another. I think most people know who wrote him run is. But the campaign for remain two zero. And I've been involved in this with the the left of the labour party. We're just basically saying you need a different kind of thing. Abraham was preparing for it. Now, it might have to say whoa message in the north of England. Another message in Scotland another in wells at another in Bristol. And we need a professional team to do that..
"harold wilson" Discussed on The Bugle
"Although as nineteen sixties and seventies professional prime minister, Harold Wilson. Famously said a week is a long time in politics. So eleven weeks is eleven long times. Of course, sadly Wilson was wrong. A week is in fact to short in politics. It just seems like a long time because all the interminable wit Seraing. Jeremy hunt's who is the least twenty foreign sexually Britain has had out of the two. It has had since July two thousand sixteen silver medal for Boris Johnson. Another one I collection said that Britain now faces Brexit paralysis which seems the ideal compromise to me just just absolutely nothing happening forever. Please everyone. He said there's now a risk of no Brexit, which he said would be a breach of trust with the voting public. Well, I mean. What are what ask Anna values where his Charles Darwin because if we have not evolved immunity to polish ins breaching our trust in this country. We have only ourselves to blame these things. John bounce off us like icebergs bouncing of ocean liners should have no impact whatsoever. There was a time in your country and have studied a little bit of history where people that did not agree with a certain policy will be headed. Yes. It was standard practice to behead your citizens. They had a disagreement with the national policy. Do you think that would help? I guess the question of getting do is will you guys keep heavy elections till you get a result you like well. A would say yes to that other than the fact the other. There was any result that we like so when that just be infinite series of elections, I mean, essentially what democracy is is just an infinite series of elections. And no one is ever particularly happy with it. In terms of the beheadings, a think may be just in terms of the visual of it. It's it's time to as a brand beheading. I think maybe that needs to be some kind of virtual must become convertible app in which someone can be virtually beheaded in the sense that they all then no longer out to appear or speak in public that. And that surely should have happened by now, I mean, like you said earlier there is a youtuber probably out there doing virtual be head of the world to a billion followers. Now, here's a little thing. Andy that we've learned from Indian elections in south India when they have reached actions, the we the chief minister gets elected is that she gives away free stuff. To the citizens like televisions microwaves sometimes vouchers for certain 's have you thought about that approach? Well, I think with Brexit now these being done and what we are being given as a nation is for free. No extra charge as the reduced ability to live and work overseas. A diminished economy. So not so much economy to worry about all these things just being given to us free just introductory office. As Brexit future stretches out, gloriously before the we're having a vote on Tuesday in parliament on Theresa May's, really shit Brexit deal, which may or may not still be the least unshipped option available to be fair to if. If it was postponed before Christmas because the prime minister was going to be absolutely thrashed in that vote now to pays it. She's going to be absolutely thrashed anyway, but with a couple of key differences, one win an odd numbered year now, so maybe that's lucky in some cultures and be there's now even less time to clean up laments than there was in December, which means that it's now becoming ever more likely that we won't get soft. Brexit hard Brexit. No deal. Brexit flaccid Brexit. Norwegian Brexit, friction est. Brexit friction full scraping things and all black world breaks any of the other Brexit's what we will almost certainly get. Instead, if we do get any breaks hit, which frankly hoping that we don't as the sweeping the shit under the kelp it, I'm pretending you've done the hoovering Brexit that is I think the best the anyone can now hopeful what I did that's not a bad policy. I mean, if you look back at world history you have done that couple of times. A few conflicts around the world. So. You could just add to that to India, Pakistan, the Middle East, it could just be one more thing. But Andy, I correct me if I'm wrong, but I think twenty nine th of March is the day when Britney supposed to leave the European Union freedom and twenty nine I was just gonna ask Andy a more personal question..
"harold wilson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Stay tuned coming up nine minutes it at ten o'clock. It's the Brian Lehrer show today, New York congresswoman Nita low, we will talk about her priorities. Now that the new House Democratic majorities been sworn in. Plus how to be smarter about personal finance in the new year? That's the Brian Lehrer show starting at ten o'clock this morning here on WNYC, increasing cloudiness today. Highs near thirty five degrees twenty-five degrees. Fair skies right now. This is eight ball with NewsHour live from the BBC in London. Well, by now, you must be settling into twenty nineteen just when you saw it was safe to think that there will be some roiling days ahead here in the UK parliament is back in session and the critical vote on the withdrawal agreement the divorce terms on which the UK will leave the EU will take place on January fifteenth a week, though is a long time in politics a phrase coined, of course, by former prime minister, Harold Wilson. A phrase that our political correspondent, rob Watson will be very familiar with is here to tell us what happened over the Christmas break, and what is on the horizon, rob. So definitely a vote in parliament next week. Definitely is what downing street's is saying, but guess what they said that before didn't they so I guess we'll have to wait and see that it really really really really really does happen. You're asking what a changed if anything over the Christmas new year break while honestly Razzie, we could probably have a having the same commerce weeks ago today. I'm what what I mean by that is that in the period since Theresa May dodge the votes on December the eleventh because she couldn't she knew she couldn't count on the number. And she said she she knew she was going to get defeated. She hasn't won as far as we know any major new reassurances or concessions from the European Union. Neither it seems to me as she managed to chip away at the overwhelming opposition to her tail in parliament. Meanwhile, there are preparations for no deal involving an artificial traffic jam wasp. Been going on. I mean, this obviously seems to be one of the most bizarre moments of Brexit. I in a lot of people looking out looking from the outside in on the UK. Brexit thing on earth is the matter with these breads, they've gone utterly bonkers, and this'll be one of those days, which will confirm that so on on on an average day ten thousand trucks, use the UK's channel ports. So what the government has done today is to get eighty six eighty six versus ten thousand to test. What it might look like if there was a there was a no deal Brexit, and there was more of a jam of trucks. So obviously, you got a lot of people looking at this. Lot of reporters having an awful lot of funds saying the government is going mad and spent fifty thousand dollars on this exercise for an awful. Lot of truck drivers to sit around laughing and drinking coffee. So yeah, not works out well for the government swim. Robots and you are going to have some busy weeks ahead of you about political correspondent joining us live here in studio. Now, British actors, Olivia Colman Christian bale. Ben Wishaw were among those who won Golden Globe awards last night in Hollywood. It was a night when many were watching closely for the lasting impact of the metoo movement and Hollywood's promises of greater diversity and equality from Los Angeles. Don Johnson reports welcome.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Before a British Prime minister, Harold Wilson. Famously said that a week is a long time in politics that was the nineteen sixties in today's politics a week. It can be a lifetime. Just ask Anthony Scaramucci ole Michael Flynn, the presidency of Barack Obama may have ended just two years ago, but consider this when Obama came to power in two thousand eight Facebook had only been around for most people for two years today. Many blame the platform for helping build the foundations of Donald Trump's takeover of the Republican party. But regardless of your political viewpoint. It's clear that big Dada and online platforms have radically altered the nature of politics. So help is an author and scholar in residence at Middlebury college in the state of Mont an article, she wrote full the near a public explores the role of big Dada in US politics. Sue, you write about a fascinating example of how the bomb? Campaign used Dada from cable TV set top boxes. Can you? Explain how that worked. So there was someone on the campaign who actually used to work for a cable company, and the campaign had this idea that if they could figure out who is watching what and when they would be able to know much more and in a kind of much more granular way how to reach those people. And so they were able to make an arrangement with a company that wasn't the cable company, but was kind of ancillary company to the cable company to send them anonymous data about people's viewing habits, which they were able to work into with their rooms into a way of reaching those people so as very very specific to those people. And to that data set, but it allowed them much more a greater understanding of of who they were trying to reach how to reach them. Why do you think that that sort of dot would be attractive to a political campaign because of course, on the face of it, it feels like fairly, frivolous inflammation? It feels like, you know, why would the presidential campaign Cav that I like watching wheel of fortune and that someone else likes watching cartoons in the morning wise that sort of stuff interesting to a campaign. So I think particularly in the United States campaigns are interested in knowing everything about everyone. They wanna know everything because the more they know the more easy. It is to figure out ways to appeal to those people. So if you're watching NCIS, let's just say the show that actually have to admit I've only seen. A few times. But you know, it's a show in which there's a high amount of trauma, but there's also kind of patriotic aspect to it. And you know, a sense about you know, the good guys always win. And it's always about law enforcement. And I think that just gives them a kind of read on someone's kind of psychological makeup, and you add that to lots and lots and lots of other data, and you figure out things about your electorate that you might not know or that you might have to guess about. So it just it makes the guessing game of how you're going to approach people. It's not necessarily who you're going to approach that's part of it. But it's how you approach them with what is called messaging. So the information that you're giving them about who you are. And what you're running for and all of the kind of data about you. The candidate is cherry picked. Very specifically for individuals who represent kind of person, and this wasn't happening in top secret bunker, somewhere this was Barack Obama's presidential campaign. It was public knowledge but suspicions around data want what they are today. So I mean, you say, they weren't an bunker. But in fact, when this was all going on it was top secret because campaigns in the course of an election season. Don't want to tell the other party the other candidates what they're doing. So to that extent. It was secret at the time, but it became less secret after the fact because people started to talk about and write about it. And yeah, you're right in the early part of the twenty first century the earliest part of it..
"harold wilson" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"This broke in New York, and you can cue the social media explosion on Twitter and everywhere else about this article. And it was interesting last night to watch the reaction to the story evolve and the first reaction depending upon where you looked was. Well, thank heavens. There are still grownups in the White House, protecting the nation from president who is increasingly depicted as completely unstuck. But then you sort of say, hang on, we'll go on. Yeah, no, it's just gonna say that what happens is you sort of scratch your head for second, you say, well, wait a while these people are taking executive decisions instead of the president and nobody has elected these individuals. But it happens so much in government. I think there is a degree to which people almost acceptors and it's not so much that they're making executive decisions as they're stealing away documents from his desk to stop him from making executive decisions. That's right. But they're steering the ship of state and that job broadly speaking is reserved for the elected executive. And so the next wave of reaction to this was a backlash and that is, is there some sort of creeping administrative coup inside the White House and our people preventing this elected official. Think about him, whatever you may but are other people preventing this elected official. From executing the duties of all. And the tone of this essay really is reflective not just of that Bob Woodward book, but also what Omarosa am new. Remember her surname new Goltz or summer. That's the woman Newman monocled Newman. And what she had to say, says, shenanigans in in in the White House. What's curious as well about the the reaction from both the White House and the president himself on his Twitter feet. Nobody's really saying fake news here. That's right. So the White House has reacted with fire and brimstone to this calling. The author of this piece a coward and somebody who should resign immediately from the Trump administration, but nobody is denying the authenticity of the memo. And frankly, nobody's really denying its contents to say that we've got a wrecker in our midst. You know the the next wave of reaction after that is that there's a group. The people inside the White House that are actually now enabling Trump, they think he's a disaster, but they're keeping him there. And these people are meant to to do the right thing and get him out of office. If I can just add one less thing since we're reviewing the newspapers, this is an amazing challenge to journalism itself. So what do New York Times reporters do now? This is one of the greatest who done it's of the year so far. One of the greatest presidential done it's we've come across since the anonymous author of primary colors describing the Clinton campaign. So is the New York Times now meant to chase down in identify the author of a column that the New York Times is protected. Some people in the New York Times know who it is. They've said that themselves, the opinion editors know who it is, but they have pointed that none of their political staff know who it is. So yes, will they be chasing. The house senior day on what does the future look like for them? Listen, there's a wealth of other news that we should also be covering and you've actually picked quite a an interesting, an amusing story from the London Times as well talking about the choosing of the winner of the Booker prize. That's right. The Booker prize foundation and the British library have opened up the archives of forty nine years of history of selecting the Booker prize winner. And of course, this is the most prestigious English language literature award, and we've got a peek inside the sausage factory, and it's not pretty in nineteen. Seventy. Six were told the winner was selected by the toss of coin as a result of protests and inability to reach a decision. And also as a result of the fact that Mary Wilson who was the wife of former prime minister Harold Wilson, she resigned from the Brooker price committee. Because she was absolutely outraged at the amount of sex that was sort of sneaking in two novels. You know, this is nine hundred seventy six. Imagine what's going on with that. Now, if she was outraged all those years ago and Rebecca west, who was an early judge on the Booker panel said that the books that she was looking at where halfwits with mediocre schoolgirl formulaic pros..
"harold wilson" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"I wonder if this isn't just a continuation of project fears. We were just discussing in our newspaper review, some of the racier red tops would have it. I mean, I don't think so. I think they're trying to be as realistic as possible. I mean the his statement that you know that these these notices were just for businesses reminded me actually have Harold Wilson in the nineteen seventies when he said the pound in your pocket has not devalued, which was kind of a a farcical statement. I think probably we pointed to that and the guardian yesterday the issue there is even a lot of the things that were outlined as like no deal scenario. Implications are things that will actually happen even if Britain is to get a reasonably preferential trade deal. So an increase in customs, accusations and increase in the way businesses have to do excise duties. They're actually all going to come into effect, even if Britain gets a deal. So then the the, no, the no deal. I mean, I don't think it actually even be begun to to characterize the actual extent of what's going to happen. So I wonder if by telling us. Of the awful fate that awaits us without a deal or indeed, as you say, even with with the deal is the government engaging in cautious. Cynical move to make whatever deal is finally struck in Brussels, look palatable by comparison. I mean. I, if you attribute some kind of cynical motivation to the British government, you're kind of attributing some degree of four taught and planning and intelligence. And I don't think there is anything like that here. I don't think we're looking at some mastermind strategy on behalf of Dominic Robb even though he has, I mean compared to Davis, David Davis spent what four hours in the stations, Michelle, Bonnie. I think David, rob has already overtaken that in the past month. I mean, just just a quick through some of these notices and the dia warnings they giving us. I mean, for instance, credit cards increase fees for both consumers and businesses that's already a disaster. I mean, yeah, that's a day to day affect that will hit hit everyone on. It's funny because the kinda rip-off fees of credit cards, which just abolished in January, and that was implemented in the UK, but I was actually an e you regulation to the being applied and brought into UK lawn. That's the window. It's insane. What are the implications for health care. I mean, so the the, the, the obvious one we've been hearing about this. The drug firms are being asked to stock up, you know, and have a six week supply of of drugs and that that's a that's being presented as kind of a normal thing when it's really not. And food security of course, is absolutely huge. I mean, we've been told that all of these stories about the army coming out to go and t- foods Kirti just the Llamas Nelson's, but actually, how is it gonna work. I mean, so so the only thing with the over the past few days was the scenario on the, you know, if you look at the ingredients this that that that are in in your day-today sandwich and Britain, and most of them are imported from the EU. So the dumbest rob, actually, because out of taken hold in the consciousness of everyone is very real life scenario. Feud security is going to to to food security is a kind of out there. But like when you see how it's actually going to affect your your lunch every day. How's it going to work? You know, we don't know. That's genuinely the ease been publishing, its own preparedness advice for months. Now, what do they say in the events of no deal? So I suppose it that they're actually quite similar to to what we saw yesterday the but the EU has been is far ahead. So I think they're about at sixty eight technical notices where we haven't even hit twenty-five yet in Britain. It's it's, it's the same thing. Yeah, a little bit more fulfull from the just find. Yeah, I wonder if you've played that one interactive game on the Bloomberg's fight. I have several times. There are lots of it's you get to choose lots of different Brexit's narrows an actually I found there is no way to get a happy ending. Is that the real life scenario it is because the the Brexit that people have voted for is not actually an achievable goal at all, and we're essentially waiting for everyone to to come to that realization when when..
"harold wilson" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Again, I don't know again with various sites who either remain or breaks continue this notion that the was somehow better prepare now, see they've got this more of them and they have more of a vested interest, I suppose, in being more aggressive with their position on these things is their preparedness for a hard break. I don't know they do you think there's a more sort of robust picture if you're sat in Brussels and if you're selling investments or is it just wishful thinking in a way they have quite a robust picture. They have. They've issued their notices on how their think they've issued about sixty eight notices now on how to deal with a no deal scenario. They there also a kind of resilience within the blog now will be certain things that what sunny Wayne function. So you particularly breaking access to the city will be a problem except, you know, Frankfurt and Paris that she kind of rubbing their hands with glee. And again, you have the disparity of the market size and the number twenty seven verses one. It's a market of five hundred. Million verses all fifty million embarrassed. Banks are already a beefing up their subsidiaries in the EU to make sure that they can continue to work within the and they will slowly start moving capital over there. And so I think that you know the EU has understood what it needs to take from the UK to make it work. There will be things that they haven't full scene, but just in a much better position than wheel. It puts me one of those early eighty s films released by the government about preparedness for nuclear nuclear winter should I retreat to my boss with with a mattress. The twenty-seven is not putting out these same notices them, and they just don't feel the same sense of fear about the whole thing. In these situations indication does normally there's often kind of some sort of last minute deal round back because both sides saying, well, we don't want it to get this situation. But we are still having, you know, we still have not sorted out Northern Ireland that's been on the table for eighteen months now, and you'll beginning to think, and we still have legislation going through. We've done the withdrawal, but future relationship. And that hasn't been decided. At the moment, the most likely solution to this, which will be possibly enter. Theresa May's career is an extension to article fifty in order that we do it properly Elvin hurry. Some solution that in fact is going to be to opt to the British detriment moon, the ease we could be half a month. Having this conversation, we will be, I'm afraid. That was all friend. You'll deco joining us on the briefing and hear some other stories making news today. Australia's prime minister. Malcolm Turnbull has rejected for the calls for his resignation follows a leadership crisis. That's paralyzed. His government tumble says, he will stand down if his senior colleagues have enough support to oust him as leader will have more on this in just a moment. Saudi Arabia has denied reports that it cancelled plans to sell shares in the state run oil, giant Aramco Reuters reported earlier that Aggripa financial advisers had abandoned the plan to sell five percent of the firm. The news agency said the decision was taken some time ago, but was not being announced. And finally, a fish and chips. Shop in the north of England has translated it's menu into Mandarin and Cantonese to cope with the huge influx of Chinese tourists Scott's fish and chips, which is near the historic city of York has seen a dramatic rise in the number of Chinese visitors who want to try the traditional dash. Those are some of the stories we're following this hour here on monocle twenty four. Twelve eighteen in London. Now, if a week is a long time in politics is how Harold Wilson famously appointed and the past few days must have felt like an eternity. The Australian Prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull. He's had to endure several challenges and has conceded that he will step down if his colleagues have the numbers to oust him, but who are the candidates to fill his shoes in that event Monaco's Ben Riley joins me now in the studio Ben, for sort of this is the third installment of our kind of global political meltdown. Enjoy his franchise. This would be the oldest teed off the cliff. Exactly. So we've been in the US that's mayhem, Brexit mayhem. And we've been charting Ozzy may for a few days. Where are we up to today?.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"It confines you too. You'll municipal area in this case Pretoria. And my dad is an architect was working in the city, and the government basically instructed all architecture practices that they couldn't employ him. So he went self employed because they still wanted to his his work. He was a hospital designer and then special Brown's discovered that, and then they ban that too. So we were deprived of a livelihood and forced into exile on one way exit permits. My parents came out to them and that meant that they will never go back. We didn't want to leave our school friends or relatives or the country of our birth. The country that mar parents, that they loved it at footfall. They felt they're abandoning their comrades in the struggle, but we had notices, and so we came to London in nineteen sixty six just about the time of the general election actually remember Harold Wilson pushed his in this this experience for a young South African boy of open space. And as you remember from Zimbabwe of the. African warmth and the sky and the the heat, and then you come to grade drizzly. London hit was dramatic contrast, but we got stuck in my mom and dad said, I suppose this is why ended up in the British cabinets and now in the house of lords. Having been a member of parliament for quarter of a century, they said, we're not gonna go back. We make our lives hair in Britain. We become part of the community and we will be different. This is no criticism simply statement of fact from other anti upon eight exiled in the they were living always to go back. My mom and dad said, look, the system is in place for a long time. We keep fighting against it, but don't expect to go back. I'd say choosing it. I've found that assimilation is the new way forward. You condemn yourself to a life of eternal unhappiness. If you're limber and the problem suffered by exiles anti-apartheid 'exiles we're very, very deep, close friend of mine, brilliant school, my age, brilliant. Crickets committed suicide a year after he come here. You first experience of speaking out in public, in fact happened a couple of years before you left because your parents had always been very, opposed to the use of violence, but some of their friends join the armed resistance unit. You ended up actually speaking at the funeral of somebody who's hung for his involvement in that John Harris, the only want amongst hundred hung the old fashioned full move 'execution that operated until for good doesn't anymore. Thankfully, it was abolished. When Nelson Mandela came to power, John Harris was hung for placing a bomb on one hundred railway station. The issued a fifteen minute warning. He phoned newspapers and the police and off them to clear the concourse. He didn't want to kill anybody, but they deliberately ignored it. The evidence suggests that it went right up to the ministry police John Foster and his head of security for birth to actually deliberately ignored. Because having a spectacular active quotes terrorism, because that's the only way you could describe it because he did kill an innocent grandmother and maim her granddaughter and injured. A lot of other people to have that deliberately allowed to happen played into the police states Hans as my dad feared those kind of activities would he was not opposed to resistance. For example, by Mundell in the the ANC, having been banned and deprived of any legal means of protest against the appropriate system with driven underground. An I liken them to the French resistance against the Nazis and elsewhere in Europe. During the second World War, if you're deprived of any legitimate normal legal conventional violent means of peaceful resistance than what else do you do? My father always. And he talked to me a lot as a as a teenager explained his. Support for Nelson Mandela's underground resistance in those terms. But he felt some of our close friends, including John Harris's actions in the African resistance movement. When I'm going to succeed and we're going to play into the hands of the opponent state as indeed they did, and they were an excuse for further crackdown..
"harold wilson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"New harold wilson why he was used to quote himself did he he apparently yeah like give me an example used to quote himself speaking at the brighton conference or that might be as i said at the what you mean is might would used to impress of him saying and as i saw your parents if you're not quite sure all this is about and this is me solo style was stories five deadpool two is at full for me still not a patch on the original deadpool and but it's a bunch of old films are still i know i mean it it is it is extraordinarily isn't it how well that is holding on in their hereditary is number three now i've had so many conversations with people about this and eighties absolute true that many people have said to me look i don't care what you'll problems were it scared me it worked for me i found it scary and i have to confess that generally though those have been younger people in by younger say you know i'm in my mid fifties so i consider young it's ending under thirty but a number of people are teenagers twenty you know that kind of generation have said i'm sorry it doesn't matter what you think for me it's the scariest film i've seen i st i have i stand and see it again pullman you think you should see it again no because i know because all the things that are wrong with i'll just going to still be wrong with it and the things that are right by times you reappraised things on it yes i do sometimes reappraising those structural things aren't going to go away and as i said before the problem is that i think the beginning is so great the first thirty minutes is so brilliant that what follows it follows then is a is a is a major problem altogether too much plot but that opening movement is brilliant and it seems that for many people that opening movement the power of it is sustained for the rest of the film even though the film defies logic there still creeped out by it that for me was what worked with the witch incidentally the i found that you know the power and the intensity of the atmosphere never went away well his name l from joshua well if he's going to stick with the french is joshua lear but it might be mellow depending where this is josh thanks for the male i like to think of myself as a fellow horror aficionado and recently completed my dissertation examining horace synergy with comedy and why it makes jewelry especially suitable for the live audience of theater okay as much as i love horror i am very rarely affected by it but i don't think i've ever had a viewing experience as deeply unsettling as watching hereditary go my stomach was tied in a knot in in so tight and not for nearly its entire duration as to make me feel physically ill and it contains images i found so viscerally disturbing that they still give me a pleasurable shiver of the back of my spine just to contemplate agree the film takes a more conventional turn after the introduction of this particular character but it did it did so without losing any of the craft old depth of failing of those earlier scenes i think it stands alongside the witch and raw as one of the best horror films recent years in joins a short list including blue velvet and spirit as one of the few to truly get under my skin and as and for me there are a few pleasures greater than of proudly admitting when a horror film has got under all my defenses and really made me shake well i mean though i mean the the witch enroll are extraordinarily comparisons as all invoking gento and all that sort of stuff so what can i say it's working for for for yes clearly darren herbert in rather i suspended playback of your podcast last week when mark stated his next review is going to be hereditary my wife and i had booked tickets to the film and didn't wish to spoil it right during the viewing the mostly well behaved audience gasped and screamed my wife break really breaking the code with a what the birdsong yes very there is definitely a what the birdsong moment and some young girls on the.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Apple is probably still more mobile than borbon is and more lake them provan is but whiteside just you'll he killed never get out on the floor the way borbon daily keys and yo you know what art fun i get blow by out trust my team is beyond me any is rare that he got blown by me one time he closed out on yokich ed forced to travel uh he got out a chandler reasonably well also jailers' having a nice game other did shoot the three bowl well a m i really religious suit was so impressed in that lineup that they had done the end it was lou williams ted dosage they what to austin rivers very late uh as more of a defensive substitution the tie walls in their way back to tobias harris who who struggled in this one but at least was illustrates the poor than they had harrell at the four bobin at the five anyway let's turn to the nuggets defense during that stretch uh i thought millsap in particular against harrell he got beaten down floor a couple times he has looked really tired in that second half stint for some reason which was in all in the first half originally active he couldn't up with harold pick rubbing their kinda trapping out in the pick and roll throwing it to harrell and then millsap just you'll was getting beaten off the dribble straight line by harold wilson chandler got beat not the ruins by hero for a key bucket is in the last couple of minutes when they're trying to get it down to one possession it it was really really ugly there were also some place that were just great shotmaking by lou williams he can do that and liu preside grants similar are diff just he's just pete's defense is sometimes but he.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Joe candidate and it's interesting that you that donald trump was reticent about his tax affairs eat did have a rather curious dr come forward to declare fit before he ran for office but i mean his honda actually the case i mean these are sensitive sensitive issues but he's not deputy case that the in of being president obama prime minister is physically and mentally demanding and therefore you can argue that the electorate the public have a right to not award sawtooth from state theresa may of course is diabetic now that's a serious condition which she appears to manage extremely well but no impact whatsoever on her ability to lead yes bochy has had to be open about that to talk about it which is actually incidentally a very good thing as far as other sufferers of diabetes concerned because you know she can be held up as an example of someone who is able to take a very demanding job with that condition but as i say it's it's it's sensitive especially when you get onto the question of mental faculties because it has all that speculation about serb ronald reagan who was diagnosed with alzheimers off davis brazil dumb in this to whether he had actually started to suffer from some kind of dementia while he was in office harold wilson is widely thought to have resigned unexpectedly at ninety five and when he was only sixty because he had sort of premonition his mental faculties were were waning but on the other hand it's it's wrong the difficult to call into question the the mental capacities of a practising politician.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"About why she thinks it is important to tax millionaires so she's a billionaire who wants to be taxed i watched doesn't agree with donald trump's planned a tax cuts and then to throw make sense of it all for the uk we got prem seacot who the americas professor of accounting at the university of ethics who thought and written a law about tax issues and how we tax the rich in in britain centrist and as it exists an argument you will always hair don't put income taxes up to high oh the there is a killer brain drain this is an illegal will leave the country but so much evidence for that so while you know e i mean famously a number of comedians and others threaten to leave the country before 1997 the late pulled daniels jim davidson said they were gonna leave the country and they didn't know and actually i think a very high rate of income tax can be good for like jim davidson to leave the country that that would be good but we would never have had the song taxman by the beatles if harold wilson's government were making the playoffs 90s of penicillin lounge that it does that so get some good songs out of it you can add as well as up coming goods pitch ideas which could be potential reasons to be cheerful which joined by comedian angela bombs through pleasence to be careful podcast about ideas without millon armed jeff flight so we're joined now by christabel yang who has written a new book called the myth of millionaire tax flight how place still matters for the rich cristobal thanks so much for joining us my pleasure thanks for having me tell us first of all before we get to the results of your research what is the myth that you are challenging all the all that you were taking his you'll starting point.
"harold wilson" Discussed on Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy
"An and all of them feel from thatcher and blair and cameroon edward heath than harold wilson and she seen it all and she was really open about the prime minister's because i am standing for parliament at the time and of for for labour me at an amazing choice extraordinary place what about the worst place even though that wants west suv too while been a buckingham palace i read mentioned there i've also allows today well let voters have been to a of chilean air she lives now says it will hours now lives dimension buyers not mansion these are now set that going gonna pass on house alijev when he go past his vows ring finally london and you in a black car would you're going down the mile you don't think without okay let me give you one run by a once went to a the one of the richest guys in britain has a home on kensington palace gardens where a lot of the embassy's all and i was the he had donated to charity that i'm involved with and going in the was absolutely incredible the whole meal a table tennis table in a seoul of now a shed but a very nice showed in his back garden and it's a bit not a shed un in the last hour long dieter latterday reorder willing to table tally serb would it it's the best has another fairly shared table tennis has had a here it had a room ahead of room beautiful room military unstable but yeah that was an extremely absolutely external god table tennis table and we got it have you ever yeah yeah as you you can't be a table tennis table in the house if you clam cancer care if you followed overtired is always wins under a case of just to rewind the first bit of this second topic what is going to be the replica the one and only the economic front.