26 Burst results for "John Major"
"john major" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"This is what Paul Scully, one of the ministers for the government said last night for me on news night, that this is something that's been like this for a long time, or does it change with each administration? Well, I mean, there's no other administration that's got itself into this kind of scandal. And number ten has been enlarged since the day when I worked at the time, which was under Thatcher and major. It's been large for a long time. But there's been no scandal like this. We need to do is look at who sets the culture and ultimately that comes from the top. I know for my own time at number ten, when I was working for Thatcher, there was a particular culture, incredibly hardworking, very kind of loyal environments. It's the person at the top who sets the culture. And I think in this case, we may well be looking at a situation where it's not just the prime minister, but it's also the prime minister's wife who's setting the culture. And I say that. Simply because one of these key parties was taking place in number ten. And there she was with the design, a little carrying the cake into the cabinet room. On one of the other events which are being investigated by the police. Although some would argue on that, it was a short gathering around a cake. They were all at work together. It was the prime minister's birthday. That's what has been said. I suppose. You know, we don't take your designer in normally in those situations. Somebody who's working in the physically and number 11, who would not normally be meeting any of those people at that particular moment. You know, COVID could have passed from her or vice versa. And that's what all the COVID regulations were about. When you, in terms of what you've just said there about the spouse and having an influence, though, you of course will have been, I'm sure seeing when you're working for Margaret Thatcher, seeing Dennis Thatcher, when you're working with John Major, Norma major. I mean, the influence you don't know what that influence is. What do you think the difference is here? Well, you know, the difference is that their spouses either had a full-time job, most of them had a full-time job, or they held back no Thatcher at the point when she was thinking about resigning when she came back from parachute. The first thing she did was go and talk to Dennis, obviously, because this is about a joint decision for them about her life course. But none of them were consulting their spouse about the day to today business of government. None of them were taking them into meetings about government affairs. Well, I mean, they could have been a lot worse said, of course, about Theresa May and Philip may, the Philip may, of course, having a strong political interest, part of the Conservative Party himself, that they would consult, but you're saying the difference is away from actually doing it in your home as you do with your spouse when you discuss your job. I'm not bringing them into what appears by the defense appears to be was a work meeting in the garden. She is closely involved and she's not accountable. She's not appointed. Yesterday, Boris Johnson said he was going to change the codes of conduct. The civil servants and special advisers, is he going to change the code of conduct for his wife?.
"john major" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"The horror in their reaction the pain they would feel the feelings of shock betrayal confusion thus adopting the emotional perspective of the victim is for most people enough to stop a violent impulse in its tracks when we imagine a violent act from the perspective of the victim. We're demonstrating type of empathy. We are imagining. The mind of another empathy is a critical human ability and when it comes to violence. It is powerfully inhibiting so crucial are these processes that they do not even require conscious effort. They run behind the scenes constantly. Inhibiting myriad counterproductive impulses. Violence is a consequence of an interplay between emotional forces driving the aggressive urges and the countervailing mental processes resisting aggressive action. Sad became consumed by an overwhelming hyper vigilant fear for survival reasons. Fear shifts the balance of our concern from both self and others towards just the former as a consequence. The influence of inhibitory predictions of the victims suffering is diminished. The improvement in seb's mental functioning meant. He was able to pass the test of fitness to plead. Despite the court accepting the central part played by disturb state of mind and his actions. He did not reach the very high bar set by the rules for defining legal insanity the insanity test rests on the defendant not knowing the nature and quality of the act he was doing the alternative and more recent defense of diminished responsibility. Only available for charges of murder was advanced on sabs behalf and was not challenged by the prosecution. This resulted in a conviction of manslaughter rather than murder which allowed the court to accept the recommendation for said to be sentenced to hospital rather than prison when interviewed in nineteen ninety-three about law and order. John major. Then prime minister said he felt strongly that society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less. This kind of condemnation provides an outlet for our emotional reaction to the offense and signal something to others about moral character the condemnation very evil monster narrative which often appears in popular commentaries about the subjects of my assessments also provides a type of.
Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest
"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.
Blair and Major hit out at Boris Johnson's plans to override Brexit deal
"British prime ministers he played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland have joined forces urging lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union. John Major and Tony Blair say doing so imperils peace in Northern Ireland in damages. The U. K's reputation in an article in the Sunday Times of former prime minister say the current British government is shaming and embarrassing. The UK with legislation that if it passes goes against the very deal it's signed to allow for the UK is smooth departure from the you earlier this year. The British government in the European Union remain at an impasse when it comes to negotiating a new trade deal. And there's worry those talks could end up collapsing soon. They have until the end of the year to reach a deal.
Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan
"British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have condemned plans by Boris Johnson's government to override elements of the Brexit withdrawal agreement relating to Northern Ireland. Mr Johnson said the legislation was necessary to protect the unity of the U. K. But in a newspaper article, the two former leaders said it would damage Britain's reputation threatened the peace agreement in Ireland and could prompt damaging retaliation from the U.
Boris Returns: British Prime Minister Returns to Work
"The British prime minister Boris Johnson is back at work on two two weeks convalescence following hospital treatment for coronavirus which included three days in intensive care his re emergence into public life comes at a time when there is pressure from within his own party I'm from business leaders to ease locked restrictions and reopen the economy but speaking outside his London residence number ten Downing Street Mr Johnson said he would resist that pressure the risk of a second outbreak was too great well I know it is tough I want to get this economy moving as fast as I can but I refuse to throw away all the efforts and the sacrifices of the British people and to risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life and the overwhelming of the NHS what is because the Markham Rifkind a former British Foreign Secretary of served in the cabinets of Margaret Thatcher and John Major how significant in his view was Boris Johnson's return to work a Downing Street today well the government's work to perfectly well but it would say it's a very good coincidence in the sense that he is physically able to be back in the harness just as the government has to reach a decision on the fundamental question of the future of the lock out and whether we can ease the country's traditions of that is the sort of decision that really requires the prime minister's involvement as well as the cabinet as a whole do you see him as being a changed man in terms of his attitude towards the lockdown I mean he is said to it to be instinctively a libertarian and may be reluctantly embraced the lockdown but ten seems to have changed his mind I'm not sure that he's changed his mind and I think you you know you did never declared somebody with his views the same would apply to almost anyone who was prime minister is very reluctant to introduce a lock down which means the curtailment of people's civil liberties for an indefinite period of time that's a huge decision so I'm not surprised that there was a reluctance to do it until it became necessary once you've got it obviously the details different but the difficulties are not that different having got the status quo have beginning to see the policy working it's getting old in the right direction so you you then have to take that crucial decision and it's not an easy one so I'm not surprised that in his remarks today from ten Downing Street Hey he was reminding people we have to go but it gorgeous day he did not rule out of any early easing the law card I still believe that's what's likely to happen but he wanted to make sure that people just didn't assume that everything that was going to go back to normal it over the next few days of the next week because but undoubtedly his own experience of the corona virus must have changed his approach is attitude I'm not sure it would change his view on policy I am as a person of course you can find see your death in the in the in the face baited realize how your life's a tottering by somebody's uncertain their expectations without that having an impact on you as a customer but they they it if you've never got coronavirus the kind of decision you'd be having to take the day and my guess is is attitude to how we deal with it would not be very different to what we're saying there is that it would appear quite a debate going on within the Conservative Party as to the speed at which the actor lockdown should be eased well this is the big day out in the country is not peculiar to the Conservative Party are good members of parliament applies to all of us to price for you and me and every citizen of this country and now we are sitting most of the western countries I have begun a lot yeah I know in that case most of the day but with the the damage done by the virus began earlier I said since since not surprising there are beginning to ease up slightly earlier but the government said commitment at the moment is that the current restrictions continue for another ten days that is actually quite useful because over these ten days not in it does the government have the experience of what is happening in those countries that have already used to log in it also provides more time to be certain that the downward trend of the virus which we have seen now since April the eighth is continuing I may be going more slowly than we would like but it's all in the right direction will be another week closer to this be certain of that is the case and that's likely to be what happens but it also it it gives the government the time it needs to work out how you implement to the easing that they're almost certainly consider it I mean for example that people are getting back to work A. each industry is different as to the ways in which you can ensure social distancing what is going to be the best no people in terms of contact omitted with their families with the close friends is not just the in principle is that going to be eased but how could it be done what about the particular circumstances people mostly very very elderly people who are also people with serious illnesses are serious underlying health problems these are all issues of the to impact on the economy in matters of that kind so I'm not surprised you will want to take advantage of the next week Sir you remember some modicum of lady Thatcher's cabinet when the van health secretary Joe mole spoke of a move to a health care system based on private insurance similar to the American model it's seven it's difficult to imagine such an idea getting any traction today isn't it well yes but it was equally difficult in the government the just believe that was gonna happen and the government of John Major in which I served or the governments of the David Cameron or Theresa may we do have a healthy private sector in the relation to health it is a significant part of the health system but it also works very closely with an NHS indeed at this very moment quite a number of private hospitals are being used with their agreements by the NHS in order to quarantine people who have problems other than growing the virus from going into hospitals where they might get infected from the virus as well the former British Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind speaking to be before taking his daily constitutional walk in central
"john major" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"John Major does nice job okay is the obviously renowned presidential historian I don't get how he's comparing the Cuban Missile Crisis to this now I was a little boy doing a Cuban missile crisis okay but it was over before it started I remember the error is doing and those days just to show you how ridiculous is ridiculous it was they would teach in Catholic school how to basically hide on the desk now if somebody dropped a nuclear weapon on us what good was it going to do to hide under a desk that didn't even have an closure to it it was basically open on three times the three sides it had a place we spoke the books in it was open and had some royal line in the middle and then you know yeah it was on legs going under that desk how was that gonna stomp a weapon now if you've seen thirteen days which I'm sure you've seen of the movie and it's a someone fabricated look at the Cuban Missile Crisis because it's through the eyes of some of one of JFK's aids who really wasn't part of the government he really was his J. if he didn't have a chief of staff so we had a doorkeeper he has someone who kind of handles he said no and set up a schedule and just he had two guys who were his buddies N. yeah if you like to do things where a lot of people do a lot of different things you like to be the center of this was he like to say he was kind of the center of the wheel but you like to hear from a whole bunch of different people well the Cuban Missile Crisis if you watch that movie with Kevin Costner playing the Kelly o'donnell he is basically along with powers the two guys from Boston who will part of the JFK team who go back with them from the days we start in politics as a as a as a congressman then a senator and then obviously running for president and winning the presidency that's that was his his role in world war hero run for Congress when not knowing anything about politics run for senator be the popular senator B. etcetera radius and then run for president when sixty but they made them have a very the way it was with because those projects and causes the stronger they made him a very big part of it a bigger part of it then he really was so that was the there was a look at it but that was a tense two weeks of which the country wasn't even aware of the first seven or eight days of it they kept it quiet they can until he met the nation N. as asylum blockade and met the nation and told them here's what we're doing and then we waited for the confrontation on the high seas no one knew what was going on so they kind of hit that as they kind of fall out behind the scenes because you gotta remember when JFK jumped in the into the presidency he guided they talked into but you were after that didn't go well known as the bay of pigs and he then didn't trust is advises after that as military advisers because they let him down the they told me already and they weren't ready they told us things were ready that weren't ready they even got the time wrong they actually had the time wrong the times owns wrong so the echo of a missed by an hour just give me an idea so I was a mess so he was a little leery of those guys after that so there was a tenseness there but my point is the country knew about that for a couple of days and then it was all the got exposed they met before the U. N. expose them Russia backed down away we go okay yes we were the brink of maybe I was in second grade so I didn't realize how scary it was I do remember my parents my mother and my father is gonna write about two a month my mother being worried and the TV's being on everyone watching what was unfolding I do remember that I don't remember being anywhere near as ominous as what came right after that which was when can you assess and that was a very weird four days for the country on all the way the whole Christmas you know people were put up Christmas lights and everyone was very sad about the whole thing and you know that was that I remember is that unfolded over a whole weekend from Friday afternoon right through that Monday and what went on everything that had had a far greater impact on the missile crisis that nine eleven was ten days and then we came back that Beyonce again was ten days was nine twenty one those ten days later and then we were unified we were incredibly unified right now we're not unified in any way we continue to fight like crazy we will continue to either be blindly behind the president or blindly attacking the president is knowing there's no middle ground very little middle ground N. obviously it's election year everyone knows that N. we don't have any game plan here with dealing with the invisible enemy no one has a game known as a book for this N. there's an incredible amount of anxiety and cradle accrue incredible amount of uncertainty and were asked to be an active were arrested just sit back and not acts were told not to act the step back and let this happen so it's a very different place right now and what what really makes it very tough is a month into this we don't have a lot of chances when you look every night France we don't have any they don't have any and they'll say here's the plan he is the date is we're going to do and then we'll be done with it wasn't work that way it might we might have this we might do this we might do that then the state tell if you watch the states that he was going to tell you something completely different they're not on the same page if you he see three doctors will give you three different three different interpretations of the same thing N. nobody has any answers they tell you we might have to wait a year for remedy we don't know if the virus will get worse we don't know if we'll come back we don't even know if you get it once if you can get it again we don't even know that yet so what we have are a ton of questions and no answers and that's what makes this so hard to deal with nine eleven we came back we we wish we were knocked for a loop we were hurt we went and we we was stolen then we rallied then we got behind each other and got behind the leaders and then we came together as a country and sports help rally us in a big way it's not there this time it can't be there this time there's no rallying point this time there's no gathering this time still waiting for somebody in a lab somewhere to wave a magic wand and come up with a way to make this whole thing disappear so we're looking for some guy in a long coat to come up with an answer some guy was spent his years in research and spent his years fighting these viruses and dealing with antibodies and dealing with all this different stuff will open with that person can come up with an answer for all of us because if he doesn't or she doesn't along with the answers come from China it's a completely different thing so when we look at it even what happened in World War two or one after the Cuban Missile Crisis or what happened on nine eleven also different than this this is about inaction this is about stepping back and this is about anxiety and uncertainty and no answers this is so much water and so much more frustrating and so much more so much more divisive just by its very nature that's why any little bit we can do the unified any part of this where to get behind any part of it is really really productive you got Susan John coming up they got Yankee women one thing about these games the old always smiling no losses these teams and these games they'll own the feeder they don't lose that's one thing you know about your going home happy you know that going in you're going home at.
"john major" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"We are back there was some political developments this week we had Bernie Sanders officially dropping out or suspending his campaign and John Major we have the chaos of the Wisconsin primary and I say K. also put up some clips here the the decision to hold that primary they had problems with their absentee ballot situation there were long waits middle of pandemic now the state is going to do contact tracing on new coronavirus cases to see just how much of it the buckle that might have been for our health well what is the more significant development of the week in this campaign Wisconsin showing how hard it is to hold an actual election during a pandemic or Sanders finally bowing out I think that the Wisconsin drama is the iceberg warning for for the election in November and we have to focus very strongly on this it's a fundamental voting rights question of vote by mail which the president has attacked it has been proven to be quite successful and secure and I think that all of us have to be vigilant Republican Democrat red blue liberal conservative the suffrage the right to vote people have died to secure that for us and we can't let it slip away in the midst of this both health crisis and the ensuing economic chaos Chris you're welcome where is the president got it in his head that vote by mail is a bad thing for the Republicans I mean I know we know reports in in Florida Florida Republicans are panicked by the president's trashing of vote by mail because it's an important part of their get out the vote strategy right and a lot of swing states have vote by mail truck it's also to some extent hypocritical because he is voted by mail in Florida and so he was at the podium though lashing out and trying to make the case that look if we consider this seriously for a general election that ultimately you would have cases of voter fraud but this is not unlike what we heard from him in the wake of twenty sixteen so he's almost Gertie his supporters and his base for what could become a key talking points if this is something that moves forward seriously Chuck yeah Michelle center on the issue of Sanders dropping out I want to put up a little chart we've noted of all the ways that Joe Biden has shifted to the left both in trying to appease Elizabeth Warren and trying to appease Bernie Sanders he's done so lowering the Medicare eligibility age to sixty he's now in favor that a Sanders proposal for giving some tuition related student at increasing bankruptcy protections image is this it for Biden's courtship of the progressive movement or should we expect him to continue moving left which is a bit unusual one she won a nomination usually on either party usually move to the center but trump four years ago went right and it looks like Biden is he gonna can keep going left it seems like Brian is not is that at least the pressure to keep going laughed because you have Bernie Sanders in the movement that he's made he's really had that impact on the Democratic Party so people expect barber we the people expect Joe Biden to carry some of that progress the flag so that he can attract supporters of Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders when he was dropping out this week was already calling out in a way that he did it in twenty sixteen to merely after he dropped out to tell his supporters look we need to get behind your back and we can get behind and fast so Joe Biden in order to do that is likely to have to maybe pick up some more policies from Bernie Sanders in quickly on data download I just think when it when we think about Bernie Sanders campaign were the main reasons why he lost this time is the same reason why locked in twenty sixteen and that was his inability to get support from African Americans we look at the disparities when it comes to the virus that's about systemic racism through desert and the conditions that African Americans have had to live in this country that is largely still segregated and something you wonder if the timing of Sanders somebody said that this pandemic happened a year ago Bernie Sanders might be the democratic nominee today Lonnie chan the president has offered mixed messages when it comes to Bernie Sanders on one hand he wants that Sanders supporters to vote form on the other hand other members of the rip of the concert of the Republican Party want to run against Biden as a standard us Sanders socialist wannabe is the president hurting the ability of the party to it too quick to go after Biden from the lab from the center I don't know that he is I mean look I think the president's always set this up as the sort of capitalism versus socialism kind of contest so he's gonna fit Joe Biden into that box regardless of what the policy is in this is why this this notion that you know bite is going to try and move even farther to the left I just don't see why he would want to do that because at the end of the day the key animating factor for Democrats whether they're progresses to the far left or in the center is the desire to beat Donald Trump so going even farther to the left to me doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense in terms of for the Republicans you know I I I think that the toughest thing is gonna be is fighting continues to hew to a relatively more centrist agenda it is going to be difficult to put him into the socialist fox obviously in the same way it would have been to put Bernie Sanders there so that the president is going to keep trying to run this frame I think as long as Joe Biden remains not too far to the left as long as you can go too far to the left I think that's going to be a little more challenging as we look toward the fall all right I'm gonna have to leave the panel there I hope all of you have a happy Easter those of you celebrating Passover as well have a happy Passover I know it's tough to do this from a distance but that's what we all are live into this challenge right now that's all.
"john major" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Eight hundred four yards and eight touchdowns he stands six four it was the big ten's tight end of the year back in twenty thirteen NFL GM's are requesting April's draft be put on hold with all season activities canceled and team facilities closed GM's are concerned there won't be enough time to gather critical information about potential draft targets in advance of April twenty third the NFL as of now plans to conduct the events as scheduled the NBA's highest turns a two weeks old today and to this point there remain more questions than answers in regards to win play might resume ESPN's Brian Windhorst on what direction the league could be having they may have to go take over college somewhere where they can take over a campus they can keep all the players and get referees everything's safe but I'll never leave them get them training let them practice to create a commune of NBA basketball put it on TV the salvage the season I think that's where we're headed finally John Major League Baseball is doing its best to celebrate opening date tomorrow MLB will air all thirty games or I should say thirty total games on its digital platforms that includes YouTube Twitter and Facebook and of course you can hear brewers opening day from twenty nineteen of WTMJ tomorrow evening beginning at six o'clock all right great good to have you there at three seventeen at W. T. M. J. what's kinda on your nerves do we think about what's going on if users some things today other things going on in your life that are just kind of making you go home it doesn't seem quite right if you have questions or thoughts what are you observing out there as we go to this stay at home measure that could emerge talking text line is eight five five six one six one six twenty what do you see and that's just kind of got you thinkin text or call eight five five six one six one six twenty start planning for.
"john major" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Yeah let me just do this and then thank you he John Major yeah thank you it's just like it's just it is a strange thing to see this but that's we're getting some of the folks still have you can just tell it's kind of a make shift studio what have you and some of the shows but other ones I mean it's just blatant threats no it was a Maurice Jones drew on the NFL network I was watching he's got a closet behind images pictures on the wall you know that's that's been very strange so just so you know what a kennel and I are still here work where they were doing this live this is not a best of show Sir we are here we have special badges badges I don't need no stinkin badges badges badges we have badges it's true we are a lady I don't have to show you any stinking badges right among the police yes I can I see your bad you get back in the building I don't have to show you any stinking badges rights with this badge Kendall says that we are critical operations employees so I take that very seriously I do want to talk about to about I was watching one of the press conferences with the president today this morning maybe you saw and he's given an update he has all of the leading specialists working on you know what the corona virus even though we're not going to delve into that tonight but search got only specialists up there and you can see that the reporters in the room are spaced spaced out more space to hear her case please help me in there the way they're sitting in the room they're giving each other space they're socially distancing they're giving themselves personal spacing that's what I'd like to call it that's a Bob Williams term personal spacing Bob Williams came up with that I like that and everyone was very civil if you've noticed in this for the most part there's been some civility we've seen it between parties and we never thought we'd see it the president the engie Gavin Newsom but now my point is the reporters are asking valid questions in the president I just in my opinion this is my opinion could have been nicer about it I saw him the other day yesterday or the day before the guys always give a news conference that was reporting other do it after every answer is in all the all the the reporters are shouting and screaming and trying to get his attention and they've been doing this over over at one point he's looking at one of the reporters these poignant who no no no no no your turn he is it's your turn is is you've had your hand up for a long time you've been very very polite about it it is your turn and I thought that was nice but today we're not the all the questions come in it's very simple valid questions until one point now what do you think about the president cutting the meteor above that I'm talking about the media and it just didn't even answer the question it was just soul at a place and are being disrespectful anyhow phone calls I have a lot to talk about tonight breaking news and whether news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. warning from the governor of one of the states hit hardest by the covert nineteen outbreak Washington state governor Jay Inslee lashing out at reports he heard of eighteen year olds hanging out together in public instead of staying at home to prevent the spread of covered nineteen one asked the other day what's the penalty for a young person going out to a restaurant or hanging in a social get together and it's true the penalty is you might kill your grandparents ABC news chief national correspondent Matt Gutman says health experts are hoping that the warning isn't falling on deaf ears Health Organization warning young people they're not invincible the CDC says nearly forty percent of the people hospitalized in the U. S. are between the ages of twenty and fifty four five states now either have stay at home orders for almost all of their residence in effect or will take effect in the coming days New York California Illinois and Pennsylvania and one is taking effect at midnight that's what the state intifada area open or ABC news and I heart radio station news ninety three point one KFBK I'm Jill Michaels news ninety three point one K. F. because the U. S. Geological Survey reports of four point five magnitude temblor struck southeast of Carson city Nevada just after six thirty this evening it's been felt as far away as Sacramento the quake was initially reported as a five point no but downgraded a short time later governor Gavin Newsom is cited deal with PG&E to provide up to twenty six billion dollars to address wildfire threats the Electric Company making a deal with the state of California that overhauls the utilities operations removing one of the last remaining obstacles to the company's efforts to exit bankruptcy the governor says PG&E will commit billions of dollars in additional spending to prevent wildfires meeting one of his critical demands governor Newsom calling it the end of business as usual for PG&E Sacramento's essential workers with children between the ages of five and twelve will soon have the option of free childcare.
Plan to Cut U.S. Troops in West Africa Draws Criticism From Europe
"Look look first at NATO the the actual military chiefs of rich Jew shortly to convene in Brussels the United States brost hat chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley has burned one interesting acting item on the agenda in advance prefiguring a potential drawdown of American forces in West Africa. This is extremely likely to prompt and unenthused response from France in particular which is extensively deployed a theater which it believes not without reason is a key frontline in the ongoing global campaign against Islamist extremism. Mary what's what's going on here. Won't use the United States Losing interest abruptly in West Africa. Well I think there are two reasons. one of them is because president trump is specially I think The top brass in American intelligence. They are very fixed on what they see As the future threat coming from China and that they are increasingly concentrating their resources looking in that direction the other thing and is that trump came to office and this is often forgotten Saying that he wanted to stop American engagement in in foreign wars. And this I think was one of the one of the reasons why he was elected. It was very popular policy For a lot of Americans and it remains so but right through his time as president trump has faced quite a lot of opposition from the top brass about cutting back on Americans abroad have been various attempts. He tried to pull Americans out of Afghanistan. The top brass objected. He tried to pull Americans out of Syria. Immediate media outcry from all the allies and saying he was betraying the Kurds. He tried to pull out of Iraq. Similar things West Africa could have basinas. Gene is a sort of slightly soft touch because the only people he's going to offend particularly by that again to be the French as we've seen well on the subject of the French being offended Jonathan they going to be aren't they and not without reason France already has four and a half thousand troops deployed in West Africa. There's two one hundred twenty more due to go shortly And it's not like they've been doing nothing night. They have found somebody to fight once they got there. Oh Yes yes. They've been very active. There and suffered suffered quite a few casualties as part of that. But also this fits for the Frans into a broader attempt by president. Emmanuel McCall to reset reset France's relationship with its former colonies in Africa lens going ahead on the economic front and on other fronts And and I think the question here is how much France wants to take responsibility for this region of the world how much it sees this. Moore's wars an international global Issue which the. US should continue to be involved with Mary. You made the accurate point. The trump's big pitch in two thousand sixteen was that he would bring troops home that America would not engage itself in pointless ridiculous interminable wars overseas etc.. He he probably does understand that the best pitchy can make this. November Is along the same lines. He he walked a very narrow path. Victory in two thousand sixteen but if he can go back the American people in two thousand twenty and say the economy's all right. I haven't started any stupid. That's probably his best shot. That being the case Do we wonder how nervous other NATO military chiefs are going to be the prospect of trump actually. Winning this thing is then possible that the arrest of NATO really has to stop thinking about the United States as the cornerstone of the alliance. Well I think that quite a lot of NATO but especially in the European Union That sense has really been strengthening. Ever since trump came to office there was quite a lot of diffidence Shall we say through the campaign. When trump seemed to cast aspersions on the future of NATO suggesting that it wasn't necessarily in US interest to Continue to be in NATO And you saw the Russians from that right across Europe but especially interestingly in Britain of course but also in eastern Central Europe where they see the United States and NATO in particular the protector. The A big protector of their security against Russia. Now it seems to me talk though Trump seemed to have been brought round a bit Um about the sort of survivability and relevance of NATO nonetheless that Trepidation in Europe remains and we've seen seen just in the last few days With a paper I think originating in the British military Where they say the new British government? When it does it's it's promised Security and defence review has got to look ahead to a time when the United States may and not be Engaged as it is in Europe and when the UK will have to look to being more autonomous in defense security terms and that is a complete rethink For All the British military your finds itself in classically horns Komo whatever cliche One canoes there on the one hand they want the United States to remain Invoke very very involved in NATO and if one is on his to be the main pair in NATO and supplier of troops And so on but at the same time particularly with trump in the White House. They don't want America to dominate dominate. When NATO is going so you get this whole debate about where is NATO? After the end of the Cold War Matt calls from about it being brain dead and having to rethink its future. Sure and so on. But you're has first of all to decide what role it sees for the United States and whether that allies with what trump things a couple. Let's move on now to the rare problem of what a retired. Pope should do with his time. Pope's usually leave the office of course only when recalled all to barracks by the omnipotent overlord but benedict the sixteenth bucked. This tradition in two thousand and thirteen when he handed in the big hat voluntarily since then benedict addict has mostly maintained inappropriate silence but he broke it a few weeks back to speak up in defense of priestly. Celibacy apparently concerned by reports that his successor Pope Francis Francis favored the church taking a more relaxed attitude. Will it now appears that Benedikt is walking it back. His name will be removed from future editions of the book in which he made his feelings known Mary. First of all It's obviously not possible to know the mind of a retired Pope Benedict the sixteenth sixteenth. But why would he be assuming that this point that anybody cares what he thinks. Well I think because he still has the rank this extraordinary sort of rank of Pope Emeritus America's extraordinary thing. I'm opposed America's you think he keeps on these credit card. Well that doesn't the hotel upgrade but by keeping the title even emeritus That puts tim effectively on a par with the current pope And I think that was always going to create difficulties and it's probably remarkable really that we haven't seen gene similar difficulties until now But I think that's also when you when you look at the two characters when you look at Pope Benedict as being What appeared a very reticent very theologically based very traditional minded German pope hope? And you look at Pope Francis who's latin-american And this in fact is where this whole troubles risen. Because he's talking about parts of the Amazon Wurzburg ver-very difficult priests. This argument is being going on for quite a long time as to whether if lifted the celibacy requirement. Then maybe it would be easier to find priests for those very remote remote areas But it does seem to me that in terms of character as well as in terms of everything else you're looking at two very different people and also a church which house has still a very strong conservative. Whatever the president pope says tries to do has a very very conservative lobby Maybe majority he I don't know and which you know finds it useful to appeal to the power of the Pope Emeritus. Jonathan an ice will confess to our listeners that I am not myself in especially accomplished a Catholic theologian. But you think I am. I'm hoping you know more about about this than I do. Just benedict the sixteenth quoted views on the issue in question itself. He says it doesn't seem possible to realize both vocations by which he meant the priesthood and marriage simultaneously. Now other married people in my experience have jobs boy. Is this one any different because When you become? I'm a priest as I understand it celibacy is part of your Decision to remove yourself from the material every every day human world and become somebody somewhat different Maria. I would like to expand this conundrum to the more general principle. Here which is which is what happens happens when people leave high office once you should that be the end of it once you are off the stage as it were should you therefore just shut up. Well I think One of the reasons may be the reason Currently for the continued existence of the House of Lords in the UK. is exactly I'm going to give a sort of position and role For people who have I think the current terminology is stepped back from public life But they can also make trouble even when they're in the Lord's even in what is regarded as subordinate position. vis-a-vis the comments I mean. We saw That Margaret Thatcher Entre gave her successor. John Major very hard time when he was in office And it's been I think it's quite difficult for people who've been to that extent engaged engaged on the front line Actually to say nothing when they see or seems to them that they're successor is behaving behaving such a foolish way when you suddenly become used to that and when you're still relatively young I mean that's the one has a number of quite young a young presidents prime ministers and so on retiring. Tony Blair Bill Clinton others who I think will find it very difficult just to say ongoing off to rotate long walks in the countryside. And say nothing I mean I. I'm sympathetic to that to an extent because it must be the heck of it adjustment from having the sort of the world hang. Hang on your every word to suddenly you know. Once you've sort of signed a piece of paper handed off nobody caring anymore but is there Jonathan away that you can do you. I guess constructive backseat driving. I mean I've just come back from Australia. Where our current Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been weathering? The bushfire crosses to a chorus of criticism. Some of it from one of his predecessors Kevin Rudd who broke with the protocol of differential respect and sank the Bhuttan with what unmistakably like relish the way that you can actually be helpful as a former officeholder. Yes I mean you can bring the wealth experience that you've had and good judgement judgement etcetera etcetera To to bear if your success was wanted of course they may not want they may not want somebody who was there and was perhaps more successful than them sitting on their shoulder the whole time so. It's very very difficult situation. I think you'd have a lot of ex-leader pitas find their way into leading a foundation for good works and so on but almost inevitably they get caught up in in what they used to do. I mean I think one of the one of the strongest conventions about not interfering not even commenting on your successor was in the United States. where past presidents were not not supposed supposed to say a word about their successor? But that's been broken barrack Obama who has been quite voluble On the subject of what he seizes uses the errors of Donald Trump's ways and on the one hand you know that's a lot of us who would say well you know good on him quite right for doing that on the other hand. I I think there's a very a very sensible place for this convention that says actually you should find something else to do or just imagine. Donald Trump defeated in November. I don't think he'll go silent silent.
Brexit: What does proroguing parliament mean?
"Now the history of proroguing parliament goes all the way back to the fifteenth century. Essentially it's the act of suspending the parliament allowing the monarch to introduce a new session but the ancient practice is freshly controversial after Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson convinced the queen to Baroque parliament just weeks before what could be a cataclysmic explicit with the European Union this week a Scottish court ruled the move unlawful suggesting Mr Johnson lied to the Queen to get her to approve the move he he denies that for British parliamentary historians there are new pages being written as a European correspondent Bridget Brennan found out the lights have gone off waist minster at a time in the United Kingdom's history law authorized by Her Majesty's Commission to Declare Her Royal Center Apiece Week Black Rod ended the House of Commons to Perot AG- parliament to the cries of no for main pays wanted disdain the states this is pain one of the most dramatic wayside covered at Westminster and in the middle of breaks. Is that saying something if it were to be the case that the government had misled is let the Queen about the reasons for suspending parliament and the motives for right that would be a very serious matter indeed my view then being the moment for Mister Johnson awesome to resign. We've been going on in this parliament nine for longer than any time. Since the civil war we need a queen speech. Look the whole thing's a mess now for every moment. Parliament argument remains prorogued. The British government are breaking the law. He's the pot where I'd meet. I had no idea what it meant to Perot Parliament before these last few weeks. I've have come to meet someone who does have an in depth understanding of the procedure and the wine which it's been used over the centuries and always interested in politics and less so in in parliament. I don't think people in the tend to pay necessarily huge amounts of attention to the kind of every details of what happens in parliament but I I stayed academia for a while I was historian and then I ended up leaving academia. I wanted to be in a think tank came here. Toy of gene ended up working on parliament just just about the time that parliament became the big story in British politics yeah parliament's Bain days story this week because nope for what what's happening but for what's not happening coming because it's essentially a shutdown explained for us. We'll happened in what's been the reaction so Monday of this week. Parliament was paroled and that's basically a fancy term mm for saying that it's been temporarily suspended between the end of one session of parliament and the beginning of a new session of parliament and that's due to happen on the fourteenth of October Ebba but this is obviously been hugely controversial here. Perturbation is entirely routine. It happens at the end of every session of parliament so in itself. It's not controversial measure but the fact that parliament is being prayed for so long for five weeks which is very unusual in terms of ext link on the fact that this is happening at a time where a brexit headline is leaving has been hugely. He key controversial. This is an exciting week for Dr Alice Lee. She's a senior near researcher from the Institute for Government A- parliamentary GEIC and historian so we've seen people out in the streets would normally be keeping an eye on parliament but it seems sort of sparked real fury papal to say maybe we don't watch him curious every week. We really want the parliament to be. I've been at such a crucial time. I mean was to be expected that people were going to be really affronted by this. I think it was to some extent be expected there were rumors earlier this summer that parliament might be perused correct actually over the thirty first of October said the date on which Britain's going to leave the EU deal or no deal on that certainly sparked a lot of public anger now. That's not quite what's happened. Parliament will still have time between when it comes back on the thirty first of October. MP's have already pasta law that will make it essentially impossible. I leave on the thirty first with no deal unless they've agreed to it but I think it really has sparked quite a significant level of anger and it's put a really big focus actually onto what parliament does so we've seen that the viewing figures for live parliaments during the last couple of weeks of being absolutely eighty three fist. It's like the new box. Full can't get enough of series. One and took brexit went so good and Alor into series three and there's lots of twists and turns so what is the Queen's role in all of this because there have been some comments on that this week after a pretty significant decision from the Scottish court that's right the Scottish court obsession ruled that the probation happened no Monday was unlawful and essentially they found that the advice that the government gave to the Queen when they all step to Peru parliament they did nothing not advice was essentially accurate they th the reason that the government was giving our Gatien which is they wanted to have a queen's speech and invalid big new legislative agenda. They did not think that was the real reason and they wanted to try to limit parliament's role discreet nice government so the Queen is the person who provokes parliament ultimately but it's really important to remember that she only does that on the advice of her government and big convention invention for the Queen's role in all of these things is that the queen is always supposed to be kept out of politics because obviously she does not want to be put in a situation where she as potentially making political judgments but the idea that the the advice that might have been offered to the queen was in some way misleading is obviously a bad looking at raises a lot of significant questions. My government's vegetated program. We'll continue to long-term in recent history has definitely definitely been a couple of decades governments of being accused of using their power to provoke parliament for slightly political controversial purposes so back in nineteen ninety seven John Major when he was Minnesota. Keep roaring parliament just before it was actually about to be dissolved before an election anyway and that it was alleged by many to be so that he could delay the publication of a fairly damning report into a big scandal and then back in nineteen forty eight Clement Atlee the Labor Prime Minister he worked parliament in order to essentially circumvent lords opposition to a piece of legislation that he was trying to pass but certainly the length of this probation is something that we've not seen since at least nineteen forty-five prorogation was first introduced in the fifteenth century when a monarch could dismiss parliament they wished and to look at the longest spell ordered by King or Queen. You have to go back to sixteen twenty nine so the very very longest example is actually if you go back several hundred years when we sort of had the big showdown between parliament and the monarchy under Charles I Charles I essentially suspended parliament for very very long time and ultimately it was that big showdown that the English civil war but certainly in modern history. It's something that's been far far less. Controversial used Prichard Brennan that historical update from
"john major" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
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Britain’s Unwritten Constitution Suddenly Looks Fragile
"The u._k. U._k. of wednesday's decision by her majesty the queen elizabeth the second herself to approve prime minister boris johnson's request to suspend parliament until the middle of october now a lot of people saw this as boris johnson's way to prevent his adversaries from blocking no deal brexit before the october thirty first deadline deadline and some people went a lot further than that shutting down parliament in order to force through an audio brexit which will do untold and lasting damage to the country is not democracy. It's dictatorship and if m._p.'s don't come together next week to stop boris johnson in his tracks then i i think today will go down in history. As the yuki democracy died scotland's first minister nicholas sturgeon there simon my british friend <hes> so often we we asked this of your countrymen when they come on this show what is going on. We always have the same refrain when it comes to brexit. What's the latest here. What is the significance against of what nicholas sturgeon calls the end of democracy on the island. I was thinking on the way he had told that we could spend the entire hour discussing british parliamentary procedure all the vagaries areas of operating with an unwritten constitution but it might just be easier to explain the rules of cricket to emirati. We'd get further and understand more. This is a huge huge move by boris johnson fueled by seventeen point two million voters who in that referendum three years ago now said they wanted to pull britain written out of the european union. He is essentially risking a constitutional crisis and i think even a societal crisis to try and get britain out of the european union but the problem is <hes> that he is a prime minister himself with no democratic mandate of his own replaced theresa may as a result of the votes of members visit of the british conservative party less than naught point. One percent of the british public essentially voted him in he has inherited exactly the same parliamentary array of forces parliamentary difficulties that tied to resume up in knots. We sit here and we see that shock of blond hair and we think oh. Everything's changed in the okay. Nothing's changed. The only thing that's changed is the occupant of number ten downing street and he's doing the one thing that five members of his own cabinet argued less than a month ago would be profoundly undemocratic and autocratic namely an enron an end run around parliament and he's gonna prorogue it which is a fancy name for saying suspended activities <hes> for several days i mean the number of days involved is open to debate but for five weeks parliament will not meet in what he hopes is a move that will allow him to pave the way if necessary to pull britain out out of the european union without an agreement with brussels something that he knows parliament would vote to block and there's a fundamental issue here which is sovereignty supporters of brexit have argued since the debate was first mooted that one of the reasons why britain needs to leave the european union is because we need to get our sovereignty back but britain sovereignty is enshrined in what we are all taught at grade. School is the mother of parliaments so the idea that in order to get british sovereignty back. You actually may have to suspend the activities of parliament. It's a real rhetorical problem for boris johnson and he's going to be facing. I think major protests over the next few days as a result. I cannot tell you what hugh hugh grant famous british actor tweeted about this because it would get us fined by the f._c._c. and get me thrown off the air but ron howard rank and file people reacting is this similar to what happens in the united states where there's sort of outrage on one side shrugs on another side and people sort of move onto the next outrage or is this really permeating british societies permeating me any british society because while <hes> obviously labor is is opposed to this but you also have dettori's conservatives who are posted as to you and you just saw that you know former british prime minister. John major has jumped in on on a on a lawsuit to try and stop this activity. It seems that johnson's johnson is betting that the e._u.
Scottish court rejects legal challenge aimed at blocking British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament
"The first legal challenge to prevent British prime minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament has failed in a Scottish court correspondent honest gold reports other legal challenges are coming to the suspension including one of the backing from former conservative prime minister John Major this just shows you how unprecedented situation is here right now how much up or there is over the suspension of parliament and what could happen next to other legal cases are still in progress one is in Northern Ireland the other is in
"john major" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Be straight up offensive laughter can also be used by the week to hold the powerful to account historians talk about the ruling of the court jester often the only one who could speak truth to power usually through a lot even in countries with authoritarian regimes laughter can be a slight way to undermine leaders and register discontent I also fee if laughter could be the weapon of the weak I can just destroyed food weapon so to be clear doesn't only have to be used by the week but it can work very well so laughter can be a very good way all from the screen angry about somebody sing out you know enormous shortcomings in that statement so that behavior in a way that makes people love this it is it is it because signaling kind of playful intends and they're also clearly marking them your ex the demon laughing at them sometimes there was a there was a U. K. E. a prime minister John Major who never really recovered from some journalists both thing when they were on the campaign trail with him but he talks into his underpants because I see it there is due to your very close to him and they just because I'm really well it was by no means his worst crimes let's go bust but it was like the thread that was easily pull that and everything kind of fell from that you know it was it was absolutely let me somehow that was wrong with laughter can also be used to hold other people at a distance in our current politics both liberals.
"john major" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Coming up after the news on the BBC world service it's hard to walk with me Stephen sacker within weeks the Conservative Party will have a new leader and Britain a new prime minister as with so much in UK politics the battle between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hahn boils down to brexit who Tories believe is better equipped to navigate the political and constitutional crisis that looms as the departure date of October thirty first draws near my guest is former prime minister Sir John Major how close is his Conservative Party to self destruction and what kind of country will emerge from the brick sickness we do need a prime minister who can bring the country together we need a prime minister who can negotiate with Europe we need a prime minister who's what we contrast and we need a serious man for Sears times that Sir John Major on hot talk after the news hello this is David Austin with the BBC news the prime minister elect of Greece carry across mid so Takase has called for unity of his center right New Democracy party decisively won the snap general election in his first address since his victory he said Greeks wanted and deserved more growth jobs and security the party will have more than half the seats in parliament beating the left wing syriza led by a Lexus see press mark Levin is in Athens the departure of Alex's to press one of the key leftist figures of European politics over the last four years swept out of power by New Democracy which is reinvigorated itself under its new leader can yeah cause me to dockets of boiling hot day here on a day in which that will be a handover of power now as Alexis de Presse will depart the prime minister's residence may got a Mike see more later on this afternoon and hand over power to kia because meets attack is he becoming the first center right prime minister here for four years and trying to leave Greece back out of financial crisis and to give this country once again a glimmer of hope judges of the international criminal court in the Hague get you to hand down a verdict in the case of the former Congolese militia commander Bosco into Gonda a former child soldiers sometimes called the terminator he's charged with thirteen counts of war crimes and five of crimes against humanity which he denies on the whole again is that the quote.
"john major" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Artistic director plus an in studio tap performance later author John Major will be by to chat about his new book one hundred eleven places in Brooklyn that you must not miss an insider's guide the lose everything from wine bars to museums to a church Abraham Lincoln once question this is all of it I'm Alison Stewart and I'll meet you on the other side of the news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi saying the Pentagon is trying to get all the military hardware including tanks fighter jets and helicopters in place for independence day under orders from president trump however the vision to show off America's military might during fourth of July celebrations it's not expected to come cheap to taxpayers the Air Force says it costs more than a hundred twenty two thousand dollars an hour for example fly a B. two stealth bomber however officials say the round trip flight from Missouri will be considered a training events of the cost is already budgeted defending what he calls the show of a lifetime president trump said on Twitter that the cost will be very little compared to what it is worth administration officials have not yet disclosed the full price tag for expanding the July fourth celebration on the national mall this year the justice department's top watchdog is investigating the trump administration's decision not to move the FBI headquarters in Paris Kerry Johnson reports Democrats in Congress have been asking for an independent probe representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland and three other Democrats in the house say they welcome the new investigation lawmakers say they're suspicious about what they call a sudden change of heart by the trump administration the administration walked away from a long running plan to find a new FBI building in the suburbs and instead decided to maintain the current FBI headquarters the F. B. I. buildings across the street from president trump's namesake hotel and members of Congress worry the president didn't want a new commercial property to compete with his building nearby inspector general Michael Horowitz says he'll look in the decision making by the FBI and the justice department Kerry Johnson NPR news Washington Lee Iacocca the legendary auto industry executive who gave America the Ford Mustang and was lauded for turning Chrysler around has died he passed away yesterday from public ins of Parkinson's disease at the age of ninety four NPR's Camilla domonoske reports I coca became the only executive in modern times to preside over two of the big three automakers Ford and Chrysler in the nineteen seventies and eighties a natural born salesman I cook a rose rapidly through the ranks at Ford where he helped the Mustang become an instant icon he became president of Ford until conflict with Henry for the second the company's chairman push them out he soon took over Chrysler which was struggling badly I a coca cut costs aggressively and secured government loans add some savvy salesmanship and he took Chrysler to record profits then he helped create a new American icon the mini van I took a became a celebrity CEO starring in ads and writing a blockbuster autobiography after reading both the Mustang and the mini van to American garages I took a retired in nineteen ninety two Camila domonoske NPR news from Washington this is NPR and you're listening to W. NYC I'm Jamie Floyd former NYPD detective Louis solver as who spent his final days lobbying Congress to extend the September eleventh victim compensation fund is being remembered today at a service at the Immaculate Conception church in Astoria in his eulogy police commissioner James o'neill said nobody was more starch an advocate than the fifty three year old Alvarez no person who responded to nine eleven who worked to the point of exhaustion during the nineteen rescue and recovery period that followed should ever need to bag our.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson And Prime Minister Gordon Brown discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Let me catch up on the British election understand that the special relationship matters to us a lot Great Britain has nuclear power. They have gone to war with us everywhere we've ever gone to war, South Korea. Vietnam. Afghanistan iraq. The Brits have been there, right with their nuclear power. They're rebuilding aircraft cares to jump jets. They're buying new thirty five. See, I believe they are important. We want them to leave the European Union. I do. I believe they could be. They could regain their past glory. As a trading company has it trading country opened a deal that everyone unburdened by the bureaucracy out of the European Union? And they put the question to the people three years ago. David Cameron won a majority government on the promise to have a referendum on whether or not to stay in the European Union and the people of Great Britain, voted, very healthy margin four or five percent four percent fifty to forty eight leave leave everyone in the country knew it was being talked about, like the vote for two thousand sixteen Hillary or Trump Trump won the constitutional majority. He didn't win the popular vote. I know that he won the constitutional majority of the way we've elected president since the framing of the constitution, and so Great Britain matters a lot to us. They've had great prime ministers, like Mattie Thatcher. They've had terrible. Prime Minister Gordon Brown. They've had good prime ministers. Tony blair. They've had week prime ministers. Theresa May have had funny prime ministers like the MAC. Mcmillan. They've had Wilson that all sorts of he was terrible. We need a good one right now. Theresa May has been terrible and feckless and they're not out of the peon union yet. So number of conservatives the way that it works over there as prime minister resigns as Theresa May has as the leader of her party. She remains the caretaker, prime minister and the party election, a leader who will in turn be elected that prime minister by the members of parliament. Well, how does a party with one hundred forty thousand card carrying members? I mean, these are the people really work the hustings these central committee people. These are the people who are delegates, you know, the equivalent to delegates at the Republican national convention, the democratic national convention. They are the party. How do those one hundred and forty thousand people pick a party leader interns, becomes the prime minister, will they vote? But there are a dozen. It's like the democratic primary, there it doesn't a fifteen different members of the Tory party who want to be prime minister, and they've all put out their hands. And they've said they wanted to be and they divide into two. Categories beginning, those who were leaving when Brexit was on the ballot and those who were for remaining when breakfast Brexit was on the ballot three years ago. Theresa May was a remainder. Never made a liquor sense to me that she should be the prime minister after David Cameron resigned and he resigned because he said, I was the remainder. I don't think I can leave a government that is committed to leaving and so pick a new prime minister and they did they pick threes. I mean, she she persuaded her colleagues that she ought to be it. She made Boris Johnson or foreign secretary Boris Johnson led the leave campaign with one principal deputy guiding Michael gov. Who doesn't look the part, but he's very smart also believed to be very slippery. So Boris Johnson police to be very Radic and a lot of fun. And former mayor of London, and a powerful personality says, I'm going to become the next prime minister, I'm going to stand, Michael g-o-v, who wants supported Boris Johnson for prime minister then stabbed him in the back fairly famous move and British parliament parliamentary politics and went over to Theresa May wants to be prime minister, one, other major lever wants to be prime minister Dominic Robb, so there are two lever three levers running Boris. G-o-v and Ron. Two of those three say come October thirty one we are leaving deal or no deal. Michael go says we can't leave without a deal. Michael go minute over the weekend based upon reports of a biography about the come out about him. He was something of a cocaine guy back in the day when he was a journalist. I don't know many journalists back in the day, who worked cocaine guys. But then again, I wasn't around London much. I'd have to ask Mark Stein about that. So Mike go by the way, we don't allow admitted cocaine users enter the United States. So it's gonna be tough to become the prime minister if you're we bought Brits before who, don't who had cocaine problems from coming in the United States. We don't want cocaine in the United States. And so he says he's reformed in a lot of time. We'll see how that plays out, but he's daddy that one's done. So from the leave side, there are Dominic Robb, and Boris Johnson. Over on the leave with a deal side, these are the remains who got religion. They stayed in the government. They didn't quit like David Cameron. They didn't fail like Theresa May. They say they can deliver deal to get us out. They want to lead the conservatives into the next election. They want to be the prime minister. There are a lot of the number one is a guy named Jeremy hunt. If you sent out the central casting, and you asked, please send us your very best central casting candidate for prime minister of Great Britain. They would send you back Jeremy hunt. I mean had in the pocket the whole prince of Wales handsome. He's smart. He's articulate president, like him and Boris Joe Boris. Johnson nickname is the rambling wreck from Georgia Tech goodness, the guy hasn't been to Barbara who's competent and a hundred years. And that's part of his charm. It's just kind of disheveled. Birdie Worcester character. And if you don't birdie Worcester is I can't tell you character from fiction. PG Wodehouse anyway. So Joe is going to what the way you get. The two is that all the members of parliament who are conservatives. And I think parliament's three hundred and thirty that got just under half. So what's that add up to one hundred? Seventy one hundred sixty different people hundred sixty members of parliament vote in a series of rounds. They call them crowns and the rounds are where. You've got to get at least fifteen percent of the hundred sixty which would be nine or ten for around one or you don't get to go around to, and then got ten people. They vote again, with one hundred sixty people and the one with the least votes drops off. And so you can give your buddy of I could be nominated for prime minister. So I would encourage if you're listening in Great Britain, I'd like to be on one of those ballots. Throw one my way, members of Parliament, I, I can't serve if nominated I cannot run if elected I cannot serve because I'm a proud American but, you know be fun at any of it. They get down to nine then, again, they get down to eight they get down to seven. They get down to six five four three two and then some people drop out, eventually, they get to, to get to a finalist and a semi-finalist to people, the person with the most votes parliament and the second most votes doesn't matter what order they in. That's the ballot that goes to the hundred and forty thousand. Electors. Hundred and forty thousand members of parliament. So if you get seventy thousand and one year the next prime minister Boris Johnson is heavily favored. I mean I should look up Ladbrokes. There's a. Betting house right in Ladbrokes online betting you can't use it till legal in the United States. But Ladbrokes always has a, a political thing broke prime minister. Let's see where the odds are this morning. I think for Johnson is the prohibitive favorite. But, but you never know until you actually find Ladbrokes in prime minister because they are constantly changing, and there's a big they call them big beasts. Big players. Michael Hesseltine, John Major people have been former prime minister and defence ministers and stuff like that. Right now. Boris Johnson is a five to four favorite. To become the next Tory leader. And that's prime minister Dominic Robb is a four to one favorite. Andrea lead sin is a ten to one favorite Andrea led. Some though, who's a lever remaining, excuse me. She's a remainder. Andrea, led some picks up no. No support this morning. Michael go visit tend to one. Jeremy hunt is at twelve to one and Peggy more. Dan, is it twenty to one saw Javi is at twenty two one. Those are really the only potentials when Jeremy hunt picked up, amber Rudd today, who was herself a sixty six to one player he'll go up. I think when they published the next odds, it'll be Johnson. Rob led some and hunt and it may be Johnson hunt, because the people don't really wanna leave. The people who are really remains at heart who think this is stupid, and I don't think it's stupid. I'm for them people vote. You got to do it people vote, they're all going to rally around someone. The idea is to the final round Dominic Robb just wants to get to the final round because he thinks. That the remains will prefer him to Boris and the contest is underway, and it's going to be wrapped up by July the contest is underway, and the vetting is the market is open, go back. And, you know if you're if it's legal, if you're in Great Britain, you can go bet. But I, I gotta tell you, I do not believe it makes sense to put a nother remainder in his and I'm very impressed with Jeremy hot. So is the president. I just don't think it makes a lick of sense to nominate someone for job when they were opposed to Brexit. I really really don't the timetable, by the way. For the election. I was looking at the guardian new rule one hundred sixty thousand conservative members and they will they will be casting their ballots, the week beginning July twenty second. So we are a good eight weeks away. And I'll bring you up dates on this. But you can get familiar with the names Boris Johnson Jeremy hunt. Dominic Robb Andrea led. Some, those are the ones you need to know. Michael go with the cocaine problem
"john major" Discussed on Talking Politics
"And many people have said, this Austrailia is Brexit, momento, strays, Trump moment, or whatever. But there's also been a lot of pushback on that. And this is in a way my question think it does connect a bit to Bridgeport six does it fit that patent as what happened in Australia fit a pattern. We're seeing around the world of these surprising results were a more populous strain come through. It's not being picked up by polls and pundits and prediction markets, or is it something much more familiar because, to me what was so remarkable that you're strain election is just uncannily reminded me of a British election, which was not the ad Milligan David Cameron one? It was the John Major Neil Kinnock one in nineteen Ninety-two the conservative party just ditched, their leader as the Australians had put in so many didn't seem to Charismatics into bit. Dull facing. Labor party. That was convinced. It's time at come was a bit hubristic as was the case with Bill. Short Australian leader in Australia. The polls were confounded in roughly the same way, and it was an old-fashioned tax and spend election, which the liberals the Australian conservatives ran this nine hundred ninety s playbook campaign about tax, spend responsible promises, jobs paybacks, and so on. And is really big question in contemporary politics. Is it new is this different resists familiar? I didn't know sends you go to the Austrian one. But which one did it remind you did it feel like a Brexit moment, or did it feel like that was, I can remember the election nineteen ninety two very, very vividly. The looks on the face of the labor people really reminded me of nine hundred ninety two. I think that's right. I think the panels with nineteen Ninety-two off very strong, the for the ones the as with John Smith Sharrow budget, one thousand nine hundred the Australian Labor party went in with a very detailed perspective of what it would do. And that perspective was dismantled by the liberals by by Scott Morrison by the press operation, and now, people are saying labor won't do that, again, just as there was a retreat from having anything detailed as the shadow budget, the elections after nineteen Ninety-two, it also creates awkward dynamic, because Scott Morrison, weak point was that he seemed to lack legitimacy because he emerged last man, standing emassy faction fights, inside the party. And what he lacked was a kind of legitimation of his own, and that's what he's gone. And so I think the power outs with Jamaica with ninety-nine. Ninety-two on strong. A but the reason I think I'd caution against mapping Australian results too much onto peripherals partly the Australia is a federal system. I mean, the ninety nine hundred outlets national is out and British elections, generally Norway's, but generally fairly straightforward decided by the politics of the so whole uniform national swing release, they used to be, you can't help story about Australia, but doesn't end up sang a lot of Queensland in Vitoria innocent, Wales lady didn't do great. But they didn't do so badly, either there was some seats where we even swings labor and so on. But labor is in great difficulties and came nowhere near forming majority government because they just did very very badly in Queensland and Queensland politics is strange, and there's nothing like that. I think that maps onto thinking about British election results, exact Scotland in certain circumstances. That would be, there's another come to second, but that would be a reason for thinking these closer to more recent results in United States or Britain or elsewhere in Europe, when you look at the map of Australia that does then look like this big divide between metropolitan university cosmopolitan bits of Australia, and the rest, and then Quinton fits more into the rest and other parts of Australia does. And again, you look at the map rating look the mob near states, you see those devices big devices door open up, and that does seem to be in that aspect to this. Australian election to people sore country was divided in ways, and quite appreciated to that point. So that's not like ninety was very much a uniform. Mm swing national swing election. I was gonna say, I think that is the, the significant difference. I mean, I think the parallels are that if you stop British politics, some put in the mid nineties, before it becomes she probably stop in September. Sixteenth nineteen Ninety-two on Wednesday morning. It looks like that if you have full franchise democratic politics in Britain, the dominant parties, the conservative party, and then.
"john major" Discussed on KTRH
"Right. That was also the year of the concord. That's why I'm trying to think of the United States invaded one Asian country in one thousand nine hundred seventy not named Vietnam. Cambodia cambodia. It is. Wow. Let's see since you're so smart that year, the USSR launched what spacecraft. Sputnik was in fifty nine smile, maybe maybe the first Soyuz. No, the venire seventy. What group was found guilty in nineteen seventy of intent to incite a riot in sixty eight Chicago. I remember it was in Chicago. I can't remember the name of the group was the black rampers Chicago Seven Chicago Seven. Okay. Very good. Very good. That's here. See if those what major leftist. Event was celebrated for the first time in nineteen seventy. Good. Guess that's a very good guest. The first Earth Day. Okay. All right. Got it. Let's see. Wow. This guy's summer trade him through trivia, your programmers, and Saiful and thought-provoking. So that's why I get a lot of this stuff up. Okay. Ramone wants to know what number. He's thinking of right now. Hurricane thirteen. Seven he said, but I think he changed it who was the British Prime minister in nineteen seventy elected. Elected in seventy John Major's. No majors didn't come 'til after Thatcher. Gosh, that's right. Never mind Edward Heath. Call. You're listening. Call that more often. You put him on the payroll..
"john major" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"The United States invaded one Asian country in one thousand nine hundred seventy not named Vietnam. Cambodia cambodia. It is. Wow. Let's see since you're so smart that year, the US are launched what spacecraft. Sputnik was in fifty nine. Maybe maybe the first Soyuz. No, the venire seven. What group was found guilty in nineteen seventy of intent to incite a riot in sixty eight Chicago. I remember it was in Chicago. I can't remember the name of the group was the black rampers Chicago Seven Chicago Seven. Okay. Very good. Very good. Let's see here. See if those what major leftist. Event was celebrated for the first time in nineteen seventy. Lading good. Guess that's a very good guests the first Earth Day. Okay. Right. Got it. Let's see. Wow. This guy's discuss trade him trivia, your in thought-provoking. So that's why I get a lot of this stuff up. Okay. Ramone wants to know what number. He's thinking of right now. Thirteen thirteen. Seven. He said it was said, but I think he changed it who was the British Prime minister in nineteen seventy elected. Elected in seventy John Major's. No majors didn't come 'til after Thatcher. Gosh, that's right. Never mind Edward Heath. One thousand nine hundred eighty x now than us. Our top story acting up a administrator Daniel L, well as testifying on Capitol Hill about.
"john major" Discussed on KTRH
"Done. You know, you're NASA. The Apollo thirteen mission launched as the third mission to the moon carrying astronauts, James level, John Swigert, and Fred Haise the mission launched at two thirteen on April eleventh of seventy about three hours after the launch the mission is set on its trajectory to the moon. And there would be an accident in other story on that. Absolutely. Yeah. My dad was used to work for the communications company that helped establish the first lunar phone call between Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the president of the at the time, president Nixon. That's interesting. What what airplane made its first commercial passenger trip to London that year? I would say the oh, gosh, what am I trying to think it's no longer in service that they disbanded and scrapped them all the sonic one. I can't think of the particular. Name of it the Boeing seven forty seven forty seven. Okay. All right. That was also the year of the concord. That's what that's what I'm trying to think of the United States invaded what Asian country in one thousand nine hundred seventy not named Vietnam. Cambodia cambodia. It is. Wow. Let's see since you're so smart that year, the USSR launched what spacecraft. Sputnik was in fifty nine. Maybe maybe the first Soyuz. No venero seventy what group was found. Guilty in nineteen seventy of intent to incite riots in sixty eight the Chicago. I remember it was in Chicago. I can't remember the name of the group was the black rampers Chicago Seven Chicago Seven. Okay, Mary good. Very good. Let's see here. See if those what major leftist. Event was celebrated for the first time in nineteen seventy. Lady good, guess, that's a very good guests the first Earth Day. Okay. Got it. Let's see. Wow. This guy's discuss something. Ramona trade him trivia, your programming disciple and thought-provoking. So that's why I get a lot of this stuff up. Okay. Ramone wants to know what number. He's thinking of right now. Eighteen thirteen. Seven he said, but I think he changed it who was the British Prime minister in nineteen seventy elected. Elected in seventy John Major's. No majors didn't come 'til after Thatcher. Gosh, that's right. Never mind Edward Heath. Good call. You're listening. Call that more often. Put him on the payroll..
"john major" Discussed on Talking Politics
"New Griffey's of whenever he could find them nice specified prostitutes around the place at any stations, chopping wood. But he said he says. In that sense. I think the thing about money is interesting politics. If you look at Joe major Joe major left government who went to work for a very large private equity company. I made very very substantial sums of money in doing say and yet no one blamed him for doing that. I mean, Tony Blair went to make money, I suppose, he did get I'm not defending this point. But he did get the blame for it. So what is it? The people object to who they're making the money from our show color will be top of my pops in terms of Esco as making money given their association with government. Do you think it might be the site of the Gladstone position of conviction making money because John Major was not that? I think that's probably what is 'cause no one's objecting to the way David Cameron's making money either. I think it's probably the high. John Major is most people don't know about Carlisle, and how much money John Major made out of it's been more discreet about. I don't think anything more to it than that. So I don't think it's about the amount of money is about the way that you do it and probably where you're coming from. As you say that is the is the high you are the four Jonathan Helen. Thank you very much. We do the audience QNA after the end of that. And we will tweet some clips from the bits we recorded wills tweet a link at T people on the school to Jonathan pals essay cover story in this week's new statesman next week, something almost completely different. We're talking to John Lanchester about his terrifying. You novel the wall, which imagines the worst that might happen because of climate change and Brexit is ongoing and the unfolds this week through votes, amendments and everything else if something really dramatic happens Helen, and I will pop up to discuss it. My name is David Runciman, and we've been talking politics.
"john major" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"My attic. Right under the eaves way. You have to kind of cruel on your stomach to get to. And I lifted up a sheet of insulation. I'm sitting very neatly underneath it was VHS type, and it was really dark that. So I couldn't see what was on it. But it looked like brand new been badly been touched. And so I called back out of the attic. And I climbed down the says, and I opened up this yet just type, and it was very clearly labeled as someone sex tape. And the best part about it is that it is labelled as number twenty which makes me wonder if I ever have another leak and have to tighten more insulation out. Will I find nineteen more VHS tapes? Who knows okay? So you enjoy that as much as I did because I had a good laugh about it. Okay. I love you guys. Very too. Yeah. Lou whose sex tape. Do you think it was Kate Blanchett? I was gonna say John Major could be some other British people who notoriously like to fuck Dame Judi Dench. Steady Dench fucks. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. I I this reminded me of a time that I was in like maybe like junior high. I was like feeding some cats for a for a neighbor, you know, some kind of early responsibility. And of course, being, you know, thirteen or fourteen or whatever went poking around in their house, and in a file cabinet found one Pokemon tried to fight Boko Bod cards. Why don't they put him over out yet? What would I ask the gathering, Heather cards? Dude. Can I tell you some shit, and I just found out. Sure, this friend at the flea market. I got a lot of different kind of friends at the flea market or go around to the flea market every month, you may be friends with people the all different kinds of people at the flea market. Definitely all different kind of weirdos. At the flea market like myself, and this dude real cool. Dude makes them don't pottery and his sells jewelry with his mom. This motherfucker had some couple of magic cards for sale and look, oh, the magic the gathering cards. I haven't really looked at those. But my friend Roman Mars podcast had an episode about him the other day, and he goes, yeah. I got half a million have a million magic car half a million magic cards. That's so many magic cards. They made too many. Yeah. Anyway, anyway, I imagine I. That story and I found the an unlabeled VHS tape and immediately put it in. And it was a space porn. Oh. Cering aliens and spaceman way alien. Yeah. People these were human actors holy share like really had you seen. Like penetrative pornography before my my dad had a playboy stash. So, you know, so a lot of like, I've I had seen nude women on ATV's. Yeah. Just the main thing that I assumed sex was a nude woman rides in ATV. And I had seen a kind of like sex positive for couples like, you know, how to please your lover type video. Said I was just in that was just in class set on earth. This is, but no this was the first time I had seen like like, very porn porn. And it was also in space because I remember, and I think it shaped me I didn't I don't remember seeing hardcore pornography intil until the internet was fast enough to deliver hardcore pornography. And I don't think I ever had that until. I might not even have seen it until I went away to college had seen naked people and pictures of things but videos of things, but I very vivid memories of finding my dad's like greatest playboy centerfold. Soft cover book. I guess sure. And that was great loved that..