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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

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09:25 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"A wicky discussion on what's happening in Westminster from the Financial Times. I'm sebastian pain in this episode. We'll be delving into this week's Colona virus developments ballers Johnson's return to Downing Street. The first indications of an exit strategy from the lockdown with a Matt. Hancock is going to hit his hundred thousand test of a KUNA virus a day and the UK soaring death-ray looking very by by international comparisons. I'm delighted to be joined remotely of course by political editor. George Parker Economics editor Chris Giles. I'm political correspond. Laura Hughes thank you for joining if you find yourself. Liking this episode of politics then do subscribe to all the usual channels to receive it every Saturday morning. And we haven't forgotten that we do like nice reviews to thank you for sticking with Jillian the CORONA VIRUS CRISIS. We hope for the quality is listenable. That was one big development in Westminster. This week. Boys Johnson came back to work three weeks after going into Thomas Hospital in London for Severe Colona five symptoms including several days in intensive cat. The prime minister was back and he was buoyed by the rival of his baby son. But Boris Johnson's first big task as ever is to get into this thorny question of the exit strategy how the UK is going to get out of the lock down. The peak of the vibes appears to have pass. George Parker gave us his first press conference on Thursday and the main thing from the plumbing is to as the government confirming that the worst of this pandemic seems to have passed by some experts say the peak of the house was a couple of weeks ago which means. Now there's even more pressure on this question of what the next phase the second phase of fighting KUNA viruses. Going to look like. Well that's right. It's his first appearance at a press conference for a number of weeks. The first came out from hospital after his own. Personal Corona virus into though anyone looking at the charts could've seen the viruses pizza couple of weeks. Goes you say it was the first time that goes officially pronounced. Where through the peak of where and Boris Johnson was coming out to the Alpine tunnel. And we see the sunlight head. What does that start to look like? Is the question that ministers have to grapple with next week as they come up with this menu of options the Post Johnson out the lifting the restrictions. I think is important to distinguish between two different questions facing one is. There are large sections of the economy. Which are closed at the moment? Thanks to the lockdown lockdown measures announced March the twenty third two schools non essential retail and osteology. But also there's a question how the government coaxes country which frankly is frightened out of their homes and back into the workplace and how you play buses to open their workplaces in a safe way and that's one of the big things I think we'll be hearing more about the coming days. It's one thing we've had a sense of from Downing St George's this idea that in some ways the lockdown was to effective that they didn't think the level of businesses would actually close inevitably. Did an is quite a lot of polling kick around shows. Britain's actually fairly scared about going back to work that does create this challenge because in the treasury and the other economic ministries that desperate to get the economy moving again but people. Don't leave the lockdown. They're not going to be able to. How are they going to get around this? You're I think that the government's could misjudge the public mood from the start on this and if you recall. The public had gone into lockdown. Even before the gums announced it you remember the sporting fixtures were being closed people weren't going to work and so one of the things. The government's doing now is trying to cover the framework which they're discussing with the unions and the employers on how you can make the workplace safe so standard measures like distancing wherever possible more hand sanitizing closing down canteens staggering shift patterns. And all the rest of it. But the whole idea of this it's been coordinated by Alex Chama. A business secretary is to reassure people that they're not doing something dangerous or irresponsible if they go to work now a lot of people listening to this podcast professionals will be told to carry on working from home wherever possible to avoid the public transport system for example the many other people putting manual work in other sectors. It's really important. I think the people starts returns the workplace and get businesses normal as soon as possible if their impulsivity economy which have no actually being closed. Down is one thing Laura Hughes on this that I found interesting. Is the question of face masks. So many other countries have already gone down this road of saying that if you're going to be out and about public transport then you do need a face mask and up until that press conference on Thursday with Boris Johnson. Uk misters signs is not that this is not something we actually need to consider. But then the prime minister came along and said psychologically if not medically it might be a good thing to give people the confidence to get out and about feels almost inevitable that we all can have some recommendations and now big decision moment next week about face masks and necklace surgeon Elliot. This Week said the Scottish government. We're going to start recommending the wearing a face masks in some situation so given we tend to follow exactly what. Scotland does has overall been a UK wide approach. That feels very likely. I think one of the reasons. Perhaps they've tried to hold back on issuing this new guidance is we know there's a shortage of essential P P mosques for NHS and social. Because at the moment and I think the government probably wanted to avoid mass panic buying that could potentially take away vital resources off the frontline. But we've seen other countries like America not just countries like South Korea and China. Who have started to and so it does feel like it's something people might want to start wearing because it makes them feel safer and it looks like there is potentially some scientific evidence. That's going to suggest we really shouldn't. It does make a small difference now. Chris shows like to talk about this question of the peak. Because this has been mentioned in several different ways there's questions about the number of people tested positive with cloves the number of people who have died from Kalona virus and also the put on the NHL so when boyzone's set that we have now passed the P. By what metric he mean. And what's your view on how that compares to other countries? I think there's no doubt we have pasta. Peak on pre owned the measures where it's still pretty high and flashes of the number of people who've tested positive but that's completely dominated by the number of tests carried out so that doesn't really tell us what's been happening to the underlying virus if you look at Public Health England figures on the number of people who have found one one one complaining of being short breath for example. That's come down a long way from three weeks ago. And the number of deaths peaked on roughly April the eighth in hospitals. We don't know exactly when they peaked in care homes because that was really later but we hope that they have peaked that too. But there's no doubt that in the community as a whole the viruses. Peaked is still not down at manageable levels. Way You could be willing to take many risks because it is very infectious and can rise again quite quickly. Now let's go into everybody's new favorite slogan which is the all right. This is something. The Bush talked a lot about in that press conference on Thursday. The government even produce a handy little video to explain what it is a wind important. Chris can you just take us through? What exactly is the Ave white important full? How and when we exit the lockdown. It's really quite a simple concepts it's the reproduction rate is looking at. How many people? One person who has the virus infects so if one person in fact two people and that two people in fact another two four eight sixteen thirty two the number of people in the country that has corona virus expands exponentially any number above one creates an exponential curve. So if you have it at one than the number of people in the country who have the virus stays exactly the same any number one it goes up any number below one. It comes down now the real problem with this as you caught. Measure it so you have to infer it from all the other data you've got and so is things like people ringing one. One one complaining of being short of breath which is key symptom of Corona virus which allows people to say. Well that's come down a lot so we must be below one at moat. But we don't know because you can't measure it. It's interesting George that Boris Johnson. Put this funding center of trying to explain this next state. The lockdown expecting to get a full of planned for May the seventh when the government does have to either review over new the lockdown and throughout this Downing Street. You've always said evident doings being guided by scientific advised and by putting this concept at the front of the next stage again. It seems that they're trying to make this look like very scientific thing. Even though in fact it is still quite political. What they're doing because with joined. The lockdown is about risks and we saw political. Yeah I think that's right. There was the video you mentioned to. The Dynasty press conference contented to provide a scientific basis for what they're doing is a political decision. A couple of weeks ago. There was quite a fiery debate inside the cabinets to the top table. Really about whether you could start to reopen the economy. The.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

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13:26 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"This week's episode will be diving into Vichy sued ex. I budget about Kalona vibes. But bloke with decades of conservative economics will be looking at those huge rises in public spending. Which pledges on tax and spend on whether the economy is really ready for the turbulence ahead. Plus we'll be looking at the latest on Corona virus in Britain. The move from the contained delay. Face how much does swept is likely to come in the future and how behavioral economics is driving. Boris Johnson's approach. I'm delighted to be joined by our political editor. George Parker Economics editor Chris Giles Global Pharmaceuticals editor seven Navajo correspondent Laura Hughes. Thank you all for joining and if you find yourself likeness episode of politics than do subscribe to all the usual channels to receive it. Every Saturday morning. Coon of his disrupting ove our lives. And the F. T. is sadly no exception but especially on Wednesday with Saudi Council. Jute the virus. We will do our best to continue living podcasts even if they have accorded remotely and we hope you can stick with us if the quality might not be up to our usual standards. The first budget of Boys Johnson's government was always going to be a big moment to trying to find what Johnson ISM is on whether the party could deliver on the promises made to all those new toy voters in the Northern Midlands of England. It was also going to be a big moment for vichy sooner. Who was only made chancellor a couple of weeks ago? I had not much time to put together. This budget defend cheated from his predecessors Sanjay Javid all while dealing with unknown effect of Kalona violence despite all those big challenges. The general consensus is that he pulled it off and delivered an impressive performance. Chris give us the overview of the budget. This was a funny unconservative fiscal event. Really it was all full of spending and pledges to increase the size of the state which is something toys have not really done well. Decades go back to the early seventy S we. We lost holiday concert government. That was a little bit like this. It was much like a new labor type of budget is not like late under corporatism. But it certainly was a case of barring a lot more barring and a lot more public spending backed-up o.`Neil little bit by taxation. So just to give you the rough flavor of this by the the last year in the forecast twenty four twenty five fifty billion pounds of extra public spending split a little bit more between capital and current spending and then seven billion pounds of additional taxation. The rest comes from additional borrowing. And so you're talking. Roughly forty billion pounds or so of additional bowling. This is huge and it means it is by far the most expensive budget we've had under the period of the coalition than the two three consulted governments. We've had since then since two thousand ten and it really is a change of course so where we had a steady. We've now got expanded. We've now got public spending for departments growing at two point. Eight percents a year in real terms when they call me is only going to grow one point four percent so we're saying public spending growing as a share of GDP National named come again as you said very unconservative highest spending heart attacks big change and the key decision made by vichy sooner. The new chancellor is the same one that we Sanjay. Javid had made that were in this era of low interest rates. They don't seem to be budging anytime soon. So now is the time to follow to invest. But it still quite remarkable when you soul the budget being delivered and all the conservative. Mp's cheating on his budget. Which when I did a quick survey of MPG. The left invite the Party and slightly. Puzzled bemused tones. They said to reflect your point about this being in new. Labor budget was very Gordon Brown budget as well as the fact that was a lot of fiscal expansion but a lot of hidden tax rises and lots of things in there that toys traditionally don't like but for now they seem to be going along with it so if you think about what the big socio economic political problem that Britain has not face. Stop to over the last fifty years. Is that what we really want in? Britain is European style public spending and public services and American style taxation and it was this the moment where the new government decide to bite the bullet and address that absolutely not do we got more spending so he came to get more European style public services and trying to stave off all the problems that we saw. We're not really going to get a lot more taxation. In fact all the options for big tax rises apart from not cutting corporation tax which was by far the biggest tax wise we had in the budget were just pushed away so we still have this problem and this is what the problem. I think. We'll dog this government through the next four. Years IS AT SOME POINT. You have to choose and at no point. Does the government want to choose and at the moment? They're still not choosing so George Parker. I what did you make of Vichy soon? Ax Budget eight really spoke to me. I think we'll have force on his that. When Boys Johnson came in his prime minister last some he was eager to say. I am a new prime minister. This is a new government who was a total clear from cabinet. When Theresa May left office last summer and even though the toys being in power for nine years. They've tried to draw a line under. This budget was famous drawing a line under the austerity. Here's the Osborne years and the as were all in this together. I think that's a good point. I think it's one of the greatest political tricks that first. Johnson's managed to pull off which is to suggest that after ten years of conservative government including the coalition. Of course this is a totally different looking regime and he did that election. I think Christmas just be setting out now with economic policy which is a total variance to the one. We were familiar with through the Osborne Cameron years. And you know it's easy to forget in the twenty ten in two thousand fifteen election because every party thought it was a vote winner to go into the election promising austerity tight control of public finances so it was a big change. I think you know sitting in the Chamber. Us almost gusts of sugar rush from all the spending commitments that are being reeled off by the chance at the end of it. All the journals cannot have the chain said exactly the same thing to each other. How on Earth is he gonNA pay for this? This crisis just outlined primary is going to pay for it through borrowing so I think the budget has this been widely read into two parts of the bill in the Corona Virus. The twelve billion pound package that was announced for that. I think it's generally seen as a good thing. That's on the side of spending too much on addressing this other than too little but on the other side of the equation. The long term borrowing to invest is a massive punts on the idea that if you spend more infrastructure propane roads and all the rest of it you can raise persons productive potential and I thought it was interesting. The stuff you would pick you up in the tea rooms. Taurean piece getting nervous about it. I'm the Chamber the House of Commons Theresa. May and such job both saying hang on. This looks at risk in of course ironic slightly because theresa may force own battles with the treasury. She wanted to spend more. I'm Phillip and stop and of the really interesting things so Richie soon act was saying how for I. I'm the Office of budget responsibility. The Independent fiscal watchdog had given the government credit for the capital. Spending saying it was going to increase national income by two point five percent if they kept all this spending in perpetuity when you look harder at books and if you go to an XP of their book into page two hundred and something actually. They have cut the long-term growth rate of the UK commie their assessment. Because they felt not because of anything in the budget but they felt it was too high and so this five percent is chickenfeed relative to what they really think is going on is that just general events mean that it's unlikely wherever. GonNa get back to two point five percent growth and now they think the long-term rate is one point five. It's very hard to be very generous. When you only get one and a half percent a year indeed I remember talking to a Treasury minister who said to go back to your point Chris about the kind of state Britain ones that given the ever increasing demands on public service the aging population unless Britain could get to a sustainable growth rate of about two percent then really delivering. The kind of services we've become used to is going to be very difficult to pick up on something George almost before. How are they going to spend all this money because we have been here before and a lot of the spending is you do get the risk of bridges to no way empty hospitals empty housing blocks because this was what was criticized. John McDonnell for doing for saying that he was promising. Lots of spending without really knowing how it was going to help. And of course over many decades people have tried to use public spending to boost productivity and boost growth and it doesn't necessarily work in the long term either so it's a big gamble as well as a change in philosophy. I mean one thing is. They're not going to spend all the money they've planned to spend on the. Ob are have estimated that they will only spend eighty percent of the money that they want particularly in infrastructure. So that's one and that's the books on. How effective is it? Well no one knows is the honest answer. We don't think it's massively effective so what the OBL's calculation is as over the five years of the parliament. The essentially roughly eighty two hundred billion extra capital spending. Which is about one percent of national income will buy you a permanent increase in the size of the economy of no point. Five percent is not a lot so you don't get a lot of bang for your buck but with interest rates of where they are if they're close to zero. Maybe that's a decent return on your money so you can look at it in both ways. It doesn't mean it's a bad thing to do but don't get too excited. Don't stop thinking that this is revolutionary. The economy will look terribly different. Leveling up will be so different in five years. None of that's going to happen doesn't mean it's a bad thing to do the spending they're saying you've got to be able to play both things. It might be exactly the right thing to do but we're still going to have quite an unequal society in five years time just as we have this crisis I mean. She tried to spend one hundred pounds. Incredibly difficult as previous chancellors have found on. This was one of the good things about getting infrastructure projects shovel. Ready face is particularly difficult which could mean of course that the money spent in a more productive way for example on posting science or further education and one of the most encouraging things for the party was the very large amount of extra money was being pumped into science including Dominic Cummings favorite project. The Advanced Research Projects Agency stall body that the Americans have so I think the blue skies thinking he saw that that was positive on the downside of this is that there was this discussion about revising the famous Treasury Green Book the rules by which they assess the value for money of individual projects other. Chris would agree. They're spending a lot people say that's a good thing because at the moment the spending rules suggest you put projects into areas of the country that are most productive which basie self-perpetuates the advantage of the London. The southeast have over the rest of the country on the other side of the ledger. You end up with some projects which looked like terrible value for money. Going ahead and won. The Treasury officials light to point out is the famous stonehenge toddler. Two billion pound projects under the Old Stone Age site which they say is represents terrible value for money. One officials said well. This custody of helps remove traffic jams on a Friday evening for people going down to the second homes. Well obviously for the very close to your Heart Georgia. Juuling of the one to mine finally going to happen another project that has never got past the Treasury's Green Book. But I want to call it the public finances Chris because it was a lot of talk about whether as well as having up the green book. Louis Vichy sooner would look at new full fiscal's for the economy and the fact is he's announced review but it's not fundamentally changed. Now you could say why view announced review if you're going to keep them exactly as they are but all of this new spending still within the Cohen guidelines it is all of the new spending is within keeping a current budget surplus only joust and keeping total borrowing below three percent of national income. So those are two of the rules actually a binding. The third will just isn't binding a toll so he can ignore that for the time. Being as you say Sabe. Why review the rules if you're gonNA stick to them? I think that's got to be there slightly cynical view any wants to take. They are not gonNA stick them. We just don't know how much they're going to break them by. And they gotta do small things around the edges say maybe not run current budget surplus but have a a little bit less capital spending. Use It on further education which arguably has just as much impact on future growth as a built in the hospital or school which can be has no impact on feature growth. But maybe socially worthwhile. Then I don't think anyone's going to argue too much with them but if they use it on the other hand to say the other end of the scale decide look interest rates are really low. We can have a huge amount more debt. Why do we say that we roughly eighty percent of debt? Why don't we have hundred twenty then? I think you'll find that. We more backlash particular conservative benches and with people economists as well who say well that's all very well. Saddam as you can guarantee that both interest rates and inflation are going to stay where they are now historically low levels if they don't will suddenly find we have a no A- large amounts of interest burden to pay on this debt. And that could be the subject of. What were we talking about for?.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

10:59 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Lisa Nandy I hear on the great funded. The Chin Be Union is considering backing Lisa. which would give her much womam laments and she currently has he's also been doing quite well? Apparently some of the private hustings that have taken place so far unless you just remind people that won't happen with Jeremy Corbyn is that in two two thousand fifteen. I can't remember the exact sequencing that he got. The backing of six mostly major unions which gave him a huge Philip but he also did the hustings and people coming going back from the hustings and saying to me he. He's the one who's exciting the crowds. He's the one people are listening to on their enthused by so it's not impossible for at least nine. The Digests Jessica Phillips to be on the podiums and capture people's imaginations is quite long contest. Because those are the two candidates Jess Phillips Lisa. Nandy who could often was interesting pitches here because Jess Phillips is based on her personality. And if Jim was saying earlier Beckham Bellamy Relax with her personality. Then just fill it as it in abundance and and you know she might. I think to some people like it don't like it but her pitches just very much taking a personality. Poached Boris Johnson and lease an anti. Who We've had on our podcast before has one of the most cogent an interesting analysis about where Labour's gone wrong over brexit connecting with its heartlands and as Jim was saying she impressed auto pay so they both could surprise? What do you make of both of them? I think they all together the four candidates if you could compensate the more. You'd have a fantastic contender. I think just Phillips problem problem is that she was too unrelentingly disloyal to Jeremy Corbyn and. I don't think the membership will tolerate that. Although she is immensely charismatic very likable Kabul. Saying a lot of very sensible things. My hunch is that that will do I. I also think she's a little bit unruliest on a policy statement. She got caught out saying maybe we should support rejoin the Europeans. I think that's a problem for her. Leeson anything is a very interesting candidate and as Jim says if she begins to get traction could surprise people a lot of people were talking about Lisa Nandy as a future leader up until when she broke with Jeremy Corbyn and I think she comes from exactly the right place in the party. She'll geographically interesting. cushy is from the north and she was on the leaf side. I think the combination of all these candidates is one reason why it's difficult for Rebecca Bailey. Because Jim was exactly right when he said the personality and performance will begin to matter enormously. In these cases one of the reasons why the strength of the carbonite movement and momentum and organizational up up will only get you so far in a leadership contest. Where everybody's looking everybody's taking opinion you know? Momentum can organize a slate for national executive committee in the candidates of people who nobody knows news but in leadership contest. Charisma's GonNa Count an end to the other candidate. You mentioned before Jim Clive Lewis. Who's running on again quite different platform and arguably in terms of changing changing the Labor Party the most radical platform? He's talking about democratizing. The party in some ways is more selective back along Bailey. And when he broke with Jeremy Corbyn win again over brexit that seemed to his chances a lot of damage would you rate his hopes. She said he still needs to get on the ballot. So I think the really interesting thing about clive is that he's he's probably quite in line with the membership. Offload of stuff's if you think about what. The Labor conference passed last September. The twenty thirty zero carbon target the basically succeed no immigration barriers and they came very close to endorsing full remain position. Always the things that Clive Lewis endorses. When he says let the members have more safe policies? Because he's pretty much lamb. Do I think he's going to get through the MP's no I mean he's got one back so far. But I noticed Brussel Louis Mo or. Have you pronounce. It has popped up stacey in the evening. He doesn't really back Clyde. He's going to lend his focus to kind of broaden the debate and we well in twenty-six up last time I think Clive Life Without Steve Fare. Very well if you had a runoff between Rebecca Bailey and Clive Lewis with membership not could produce very interesting fireworks. Didn't think that's going to happen. Just my last point I would make is that the thinking has always been even though the membership is largely carbonates now sixty percent companies tobacco Election Twenty sixteen. The party has out of power for nine years. And what I'm hearing from the initial. COP meetings one of my friends would green cop. Last night he was picking up. People are unhappy with haven't been out of Palo officer on that kind of prepared to try something new including some die hard copanies now to McKay and finally all but for the wildcard who may or may not learn by Gartner. Who is the shadow international trade sexually on Wednesday night? There was a Ho- sway the rumors that he was going through his hat in the race. What would be the logic behind that? There isn't one there isn't it's legit. He's not going to win. Barry Gardiner is has been a political shape shifter hilariously at about the time he was being discussed yesterday. Somebody suck like the video of him sitting behind Tony Blair during during the Iraq debate. Clapping Tony Blair. As opposed the motion for the war on Iraq ever since he's become very much a carbonate loyalist sent out a lot on television to articulate the Kobe tonight. Because I don't see a constitional him a be surprised if he made it onto the ballot count mention one other person however who definitely isn't standing. That's Angela Raina. Who did the deal with Rebecca Long Bailey? Her flatmate and close friend that she would instead go for the deputy leadership. Someone who has all the things that Rebecca long as we've been describing doesn't seem how she has the immediate human touch the immediate warmth the charisma the battery. And I think it's also very early for her but I think she somebody who should be watching long-term because I think that she will get the deputy leadership and will become quite an important and charismatic and trying to figure to a lot of voters and at one thought on that F. Kissed does win when he's the favourite at the moment without Mesa. Change if you had a kissed on my leadership and answering indepth leadership that almost certainly put in a position that will cannot win a feature general election Shen takeover after that. Yeah and I think the attractive thing for the people who won't Labor to do well. Is that a ticket that you could see. Just about uniting a lot Kopecky says with the Pale P who've been at war with each other for about four years and starting to look less like a party ward itself is one of the many ingredients you need to start collections. Of course the new political you wouldn't be complete without some brexit news. Slovan design the new president of the European Commission came to London to see Boris Johnson to have a friendly chat in Downing Street and yours delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics. Her message was on the first class. A positive ones saying that she wants a close relationship between the UK and the EU but there was also a slither of steel to it. She was saying that if they want to have dot deepen special trading relationship then they will need to be agreement on rules and regulations and funds are taking back control. Mr Jones would have to in lockstep with the block rules. This sets up the classes going on the dominating political themes of twenty twenty Jewish Parker Miss fondling came to London Trivia friendly and she talks about how her and Boris Johnson had gone to the same school and there was an obvious bond. Hami that sort of thing so on course life developed message was very clear the EU is going to toughen -fenive talk. It's not just going to roll over handy. Quick and dirty deals or the thing Mr Johnson would want but there are still going to be some very tough choices about the. UK's future relationship with with its nearest trading partner. Yes I was lions Speech London School of Economics which is on Alma Mater. She studied there and she to the eulogy about a time in London time she spent in Soho bars rather than in lecture halls and how much she loved Presidents Open Generous Spirit and all the rest of it but as you say there was st message behind the sort of love bombing of Britain. which which was as you say? If there's going to be a trade deal it's going to be frankly on the ease terms largely because I set himself very tight deadline for this to be done by the end end of twenty twenty and she said look time is very tight. We are going to have to prioritize if we're going to deal by that deadline and what she means when she says prioritize is prioritized. The things that you you really cares about. So we're talking about a trade deal which covers almost exclusively goods but e as a massive surplus in trade with the UK Rawdon services where the surplus goes the other way across across the channel and she also suggested that they need to be a review of the whole time. They were in the middle of the year with a possibility that a transitional deal expires at the trench twenty might be extended something. Gross Johnson says. It's definitely off the table. Of course Laura Hughes the whole dynamic has changed following that election result because before Boris Johnson was folks making compromises to get. MP's on board. And now he doesn't have to do the tool and nothing when he says we are not extending beyond the end of twenty twenty nine pretty true and genuine and the Downing Street. Everybody's Speech University says in private. That's IT'S GONNA be next year and if we have to have a no deal exit moving foam we also a full member of the Single Market and customs union on WTO trading terms. Then so be it now. Most people people would say that will include some economic damage and hamper trading relations. But they feel that they can do that. Now because they have the mandate from the British people and is going to see see how the new Tory party about this tough approach and you have various sectors and the manufacturing industry. The call industry is one specific body. That's Actually said to the government. Look we need close alignment or it's going to be economic suicide for us. because any reduction in alignment is going to cause friction an extra extra cost at the borders and that is really bad news for certain sectors but again the government because they want to be able to set their own rules and leave the block it. It means that they're going to put that take back. Control message ahead of some industry concern. I think that will be difficult for some conservative. MP's Hugh have big recall manufacturers in constituencies to go back and responding to but the fact that this discussion about extending transition is already come. Up is quite interesting because kids actually it could serve to the advantage for that to be a short period of time. Because that's George says they have the front foot here and they she served to do very well from this these severe and very constricting pressures. Now we know George. The Boston from Downing Street is essentially a vote. Leave government all of the key. Figures worked on that leave campaign in the twenty sixteen referendum and and they have a particular approach to things which is quite hard nosed and relies on the vase simple meshes get brexit done. Take back control that sort of thing. The voting people in Downing Street take the view view that now parliament is united that the EU cannot rely on people you know we had the dominate Greaves. And the David Goal. And what have you in the last parliament who would undermine undermine as they would put the government's approach. The gun would say when doing one thing the Z.. Polymer do another. There is no chance of that happening now. Do you think that will focus minds Tolan Brussels or not because they claim it well and the fact that you've got this majority of climate who's made these clear commitments. What he wants on alignment and leaving without the fact that US approach towards they not see it in that way? I think to a certain extent. The clarity that you've just described as welcomed in Brussels. I think they like the idea that they know what they're dealing with..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

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10:33 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Margaret Thatcher will be dissecting all the results how the Conservatives smashed Labor's Red Wall of seats in the North and Midlands what is government might do next. I'm I'm what it means for breaks it plus we looking at Labor the disappointing night for Jeremy Corbyn his impending departure as leader plus bad night for the Liberal Democrats but a good night for the Scottish National Party. I'm delighted to be joined by Pitt. Accredited George Park. Deputy add to Miranda Green calmest of extremely white auditor. James Blit chief chief political correspondent. Jim Picard. I'm Laura Hughes. Thank you for joining if you find yourself like in this episode of the FT election countdown and do subscribe till the chance to receive it every Saturday morning and yes please leave us a nice review so as you'll know the result of the general election was eight resounding victory for Boris Johnson when the exit poll landed at ten pm on Thursday night there was an intake of breath and conservative eight q Downing Street and yes the F. T. news you. As opposed on is an on course for a big majority much bigger than anybody thought. And it's proven that his strategy of targeting those Labor seats the north and Midlands has paid off and if the other parties. It's a huge disappointment. That British electoral landscape has been redrawn overnight with new voting collisions emerging and new problems for the party's that lost lost to Jewish park. Let's begin when not exit. Poland Voice Johnson had a bit of a tricky campaign going into polling everybody. I spoke to in conservative issue. Hugh in down history really was on the edge of the seats. They were talking that even victory of one is still a majority they will putting out but then suddenly is exit polls predicted a majority the of eighty six which is a little off the final result but still show that Bush Johns and made this big gamble and it really did pay off well. It's a massive personal victory for Boris Johnson. Awesome and also it has to be so massive personal victory for his chief advisor. Dominic Cummings is a viable strategy. All the way along. And you're right there were nerves up until the last minute and the last minute YouGov. Mr P. Post just the majority could be as low as twenty eight but in the end the result really matched. Will I think we also during the course of the campaign was the mood of the country. The fact is get brexit dumb. Wasn't just a political slogan. It was what people were telling people. On the doorstep time after time and time on set against the fact that post Johnson was facing the most hop listen hopeless opposition leader of all time so in the end we shouldn't have been surprised like s because of our Vo- for record of predicting election referendum results in recent times. We are all aiming off but in the end. He was vindicated and so probably on his accounts a well-deserved Victory Indeed Miranda Green. Because this is the biggest conservative majority since nineteen eighty-seven. This is really something the Tories wanted. They didn't get it on the John Major. They didn't get it under any of the leaders including David Cameron at all lot of it was thanks. Thanks to Joe Me Kuban. And as we've talked about this podcast you know I've been out and about in a lot and the overwhelming feeling you've got particular outside of London is that Mr Coburn injured unbelievably believably unpopular and essentially what happened was the UK decided. It didn't want Prime Minister and once that decision was made all these seats foul marginal seats but also seats some of which have never had conservative. MP's before and I think to look back on what we underestimated. It was the sheer popularity of the Labour leader. Well it's really a historic historic election for the reasons you've mentioned which is redrawing the political map of the UK so you've had the SMP doing very well in Scotland which is delivering living a problem for the prime minister but within England and also in quite lots of Wales it's now Tori territory and it's going to be really fascinating to see how this affects a lot of things things you know if they bring in boundary changes of course that will make it easier for them to hang onto a lot of seats but also if they can manage to adapt their policy program and and secure the sort of Brexit that helps those new areas or at least doesn't damage them then we could be looking at the toys even keeping these pulse of territory so it's really kind of a transformative wants formative result in that way and also as you said just an unbelievably disciplined campaign from number ten. Three words only allowed to be spoken for a matter after weeks. Get brexit done but I do think there was another slogan which helped them which was the cord nights telling everybody else well. F- often joined the Tories. Then if you had dead uttered tiny sliver of criticism of the Cuban regime I'm that's what people ultimately did do it seems now the result that symbolize the night was actually very early. One which was blythe valley in Northumberland excellent a former mining community. The sort of place that we thought the Tories might take so-called red wall of Labor seats which those places that economically and demographically Africa suit the mode of conservative seats but always vote Labour because they've hated the toys for many decades and not came through very early on. Nobody thought that seat would go. And it did. And that really symbolize the law of the patterns we saw throughout the night agency slight Workington Kluivert South Availa clued in north Wales Westbound East West Palm Vomits West. The list just goes on. Yeah I think off. The exit poll Boitano was the result of this show the exit polls roughly on the money and did absolutely symbolize. What's happened opened in this election? Forgive my crankiness. By which is that. The Conservative Party moved into this Turkey. Didn't by the way. Just move into the leaf seats. It picked up working class votes across the country and across the north and it has redrawing the political map of Britain and it may be the Brexit was the wedge or the lever. Even help them do this but there was something else going on here. which is I think that as Jochem rendered methylated a lot of the lay policies approach towards people? Who pull or less well-off has been you pull people don't you worry wei-gang to look after you take these free things we know? You can't cope without the government. Actually actually isn't a message that a lot of people want here they want to hear our government is GonNa help them get up and get forward and the conservative message was also aspirational is spoke to their concerns. Certain public services it's spoke to their demand be respected on Brexit. One of the I heard when I was out with people saying people have disrespected my vote on leave. They have respect what I did. Not only do they think we're rubbish. But they disrespecting my vote and Boris Johnson. All those points while Jeremy Kuban ignore them. It's something that was often Latin. The Labor Party George but the word aspiration does come to mind here. This was what Milligan was criticized for back in twenty-fifty for not providing manifesto that would give vote allotted to climb up towards a better life whereas Robert was saying labels offering lots of states spending but it seemed out there. The only thing that really connected with people was get brexit done and when we look at the electric the Conservatives succeeded in a big way of taking up many all of the vote and had been for the Brexit party that would have been even more gains. As well. LAUSD like Hartlepool Cooper seats in Yorkshire. They would have flipped as well but when it comes actually down to it. It was a bet. British electric is GONNA go down. Remain leave lines the conservatives who've made up the vote and the main vote was split between Labour and the Liberal Democrats and of course other parties in different parts of the UK wrote mention the Brexit was a wedge that got the Conservatives in there but it allowed them to speak directly to voters who previously weren't giving a hearing to the Conservative Party and it wasn't just the post. Johnson was speaking to the aspiration of the people believe ended up switching from Labour to conservative the personal space. But there's also talk about aspiration for the country. Boris Johnson was able to exude an optimism confidence about the future for the country in a way which Jeremy Corbyn signally failed to do in Jeremy Corbyn speaks about a country which is a country of billionaires and foodbanks. That's not a picture of the country that most people are. The recognizer wants to hear about their own country. Actually and so- Boris Johnson was speaking a language which sparked outrage those people. He captured the patriotism and he just kept us all. Oh can do spirit which I think people have been looking for a politician that ever since the brexit referendum frankly also he pulled off a couple of really clever psychological tricks which possibly. We're not the most honest way to describe the situation. The country finds itself in but nevertheless we're very very clever one of which was to pretend that he. The leader of the leave campaign had not foisted wasted brexit onto us. It was something that he just had to deal with for us and also he pulled off his trick of offering something fresh new even though the Conservatives have actually been in power for nearly a decade and he's been in a cabinet for considerable periods of that time so he reminded people constantly. I've only been prime minister for however many days and that way he was able able to promise some sort of fresh start and I'm a different one other factor which went the opposite way labor. I think expected which is the fact that everybody says Labor couldn't win outright and it was only about whether the Tories had a big majority. A lot of people thought that just like in two thousand seventeen that would play to their advantage. The people could indulge indulge themselves with a vote against the conservatives or vote for Labour who they didn't necessarily love to deny the consensus majority. I think this time around. It played the opposite way. which is that? Actually voters said. We're sick of the gridlock. We don't want another hung parliament. We actually want a majority government and there appears to be only one and I think actually the get brexit on slogan Logan to a lot of voters was actually just get politics out of my life because the stores I picked up on the dose of what people were just sick of hearing it on that dinner tables that breakfast tables does the six o'clock news. He just wanted to get on with their lives. And that slogan Dominic Cummings came up with six months ago people versus parliament it was people versus a broken parliament and the whole campaign. They had that slogan there. Now there's a lot of people who are trying to get credit for this campaign. Dominic Cummings as you mentioned George is one of them. Isaac Lavinia the Australian and who ran the campaign is another the two Kiwi chaps who ran the digital company the toys of us but as one person. I think who won't get credit. Who should and that is Theresa? Lisa may because the host strategy Johnson has run in. This campaign is exactly the same. Mrs May run in two thousand nine hundred seventy it was targeting Lee voting seats. Outside of of London it was getting a mandate for Brexit. It was more left wing economic agenda and trying to tackle those things like immigration system. Like so so catherine example sample what boys Johnson did was took the template of two thousand seventeen distilled it made it better and disciplined and got it through. Yep I think that's quite a good analysis of it you mentioned Isaac Isaac La Vida The Australian campaign manager one of the really important early strategic decisions. He was important in was framing this election as a choice between Tory economic competence the Labor profligacy an incredible spending commitments..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

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12:18 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Storage twenty four hours on the campaign trail whether the chest destablize his campaign and we'll be looking at the state of play for Labor. How the campaigns pains going in its famous red wool seats of the Midlands and the north? I'm why the Liberal Democrats looking so miserable. I'm joined today by Sebastian Pain. WHO's out on the campaign trowel with the prime minister? I'm political correspondent Laura Hughes. Thank you for joining if you find yourself liking this episode of F. T. election countdown to subscribe through the usual channels channels and we also appreciate positive reviews. So we'll start off with the picture of this four year old boy jack who is lying on a floor and elites hospital. Uh on a pile of coats. It became a huge events in the election. Possibly the first big unscripted moment the when wrong for Boris Johnson in this campaign. How did he handle onto? How much damage do you think it's going to cause him? I think Bosch Johnson hundred really badly actually 'cause he was confronted by the image in a visit to the northeast of England on Monday. In ITV's I TV reporter handed him the phone with the image and ask Mister Johnson how he felt looking at this image and as we often see with the prime minister. He's not so good. In those unscripted moments Romans were things occur that are not is control to his planning and eventually grabbed the phone off this report put in his pocket while the whole thing was being filmed in his instincts eventually kicked in and he realized this was a very bad idea and he handed the phone back inside. He was very sorry. But you're right George. It did feel like the first moment in the campaign weapons weapons Johnson was reading not doing well and he was floundering because he spent so on message. That's being very few jokes. Very few unscripted remarks. Everything has been to that Kohl Conservative Party message of get begs done etc.. Following that Hancock the health sector was then dispatched to the hospital in leads to try and calm the situation. Ration- down and there was something of a facto around the hospital but then also avow about fake news when brief that had been punched at the hospital and it turned out. That didn't happen happen. So you put that whole thing together and it was probably Mister Johnson's worst down the campaign coming at the beginning of election week when people finally tuning into this thing the timing dining was all full for him. Yes and combine the two things that have been dogging him throughout the campaign first of all the NHS on the second thing questions about his character. I guess not route dominated the new cycle for about twenty four hours and then the next day we had labor in the crowd says ready with Jonathan Ashworth. The Shadow Health Secretary a leaks conversation and he had with a friend or former friend. I suspect he is now a conservative activist in which John Ashworth basically said that Jeremy Corbyn performance was all full. He was costing the party loads. The votes in the northern heartlands imply that he was a security risk. Laura Hughes you're in a TV studio. B Politics Live with Jonathan Ashworth. How did he handle that? Well it was actually quite impressive. That he came on the show he could have pulled. The interview anticipate he came on. He confronted describing himself as a plonker. He didn't didn't shy away from it. I mean what an extraordinary thing to happen. It was a private conversation and it was hard for him to wiggle out what he said but he did try so initially he said it was just banter and then he tried to claim he'd been actually too clever for his own good because he was out there trying to sell out his opponents by assuring them that that message with working they could take the fish off the pedal because it was working sort of just fell apart because the truth is what he said is what a lot of labor candidates are admitting privately. What he said in that conversation doesn't really come as a surprise? We know that there are lots of Labor voters. He's out there who do perceive Jeremy Kuban and his party to have blocked brexit and it also parliament. We know that Jamie isn't particularly popular. Some people are very unsure. Sure about him this national security thing. This is a conversation that's been happening for a long time. It was really hard for him to go out if if he said something ridiculous. That really did it. Sound like a joke maybe the reason I say damaging is it's sort of what we already been caught in the act. This is being run on pretty tight. Lines is lactose or moments of drama and yet as we go into the final stages we this episode with the Leads Hospital and then Jonathan Ashworth. We should those two episodes. Do you think it is the more damaging to the respect party leaders. I think it's probably the joy of the Nash worth episodes simply because he is Labour's health. Spokesperson and Labour Labour has been planning the last days of the campaign focused entirely on the National Health Service. Mrs Private eye powder which counts all the times. Labor have said this twenty twenty four hours to save the NHS twelve hours seventy two hours. You name it. They do this in every campaign because it's a good vote. Motivated Labour voters can deeply about the national health. How service and if they can create the sense? If you don't vote Philippe it's going to be in trouble. Then that's great can help turn out the vote and try and win over some voters who might be toying with backing the tool race but now the main health spokesperson the guy who's been leading the campaign the messaging and the interviews and tweets on. This is now persona non grata. Altar boys don't detract get his campaign back on track with some of his colorful typical stunts. I'm coming at the JC factory in Stafford in the West Midlands. This is a talk The toys held but need to hard to hold onto and Mr Johnson just driven at. JCP through a Styrofoam Moore said gridlock. He's about to address the staff staff this factory. This is the kind of thing he's going to be doing between now and polling colorful picture images that will be on the news bulletins on newspaper Front Pages Hejaz that make him look like this sort of lovable vogue. That's the character that the Conservative Party wants to get through as opposed to the uncaring Tori that we saw on Monday because that really went against they want the public to think of Boris Johnson. So we can expect lots of warm cuddly things an effort to stay away from any difficult policy address Aris difficult questions about the HSE. Laura do you agree with that. Do you think the trump national thing was the more damaging I think divorce don't send incident is more oh damaging because you have a lot of undecided voters who will just be engaging with campaign and they will see a prime minister who appears to show a lack of empathy assay humanity. It's bizarre like I said I think Jonathan Ashworth comments are embarrassing. But he didn't say anything that hasn't already actually been reported in enormous briefing form. It's banned but I think in times of clips going viral this really cutting through to people undecided voters women and you haven't made up their minds that image of the prime minister refusing to look at the image of the young boy of taking the phone is sticking in his pocket. I think that will cut three more. Okay well we'll find out soon enough officials. Have you been touring the northern battlegrounds of this general election the so-called rebel seats. What's the mood up there? And how confidence are the Conservatives that they can break through the wool the mood say is decent these candidates trying not to get too excited or ahead of themselves because that aware that this is exactly. I see what happened in twenty seventeen when we were writing and reporting family similar pieces about how brexit was upending the traditional Labor vote and Germany Coburn was very unpopular when when it came to polling day south. None of those things proved particularly true. And a lot of those didn't turn conservative Labor slid back in often with some very slight majorities. The sense I'd highlights as the one thing I found a mark was talking to voters who I visited a couple of weeks. AGO is how little they've noticed of the election campaign that lots. Lots of voters couldn't name a single policy from either parties manifesto. They couldn't name a single campaign event. That happened the only thing that just about came through was Jeremy. Corbin's opens pledge on the waspy women and of course everybody was talking about getting brexit done oven ready so the one thing that does seem to have cut through is the choice brexit message and for that the reason the two candidates seem relatively upbeat outside still being quite cool shis about it whereas Labor is hoping that this final push on the NHA Public Services in area that is heavily dependent on convenient home but out of the four seats I went to at least two of them will go conservative tip and the other two. It's going to depend on national picture into Laura's point before if that bullish on does cuckoo's I could totally see that happening then that could be damaging and a lot of Labor voters will say you now. I can't hold my nose and vote Tory. I am Labor I do believe in its policies coast. We're talking about a very fine margin between the possibility of a conservative landslide victory and possibility of hung parliaments. And it's going to be one of the most interesting election nights I think we've covered but one thing that seems quite likely. At least Laura is Lib. Dem's aren't going to be very well when you see them around the place looking quite miserable. What's gone wrong for the Thames? The lipped M.'s aren't being clear on what voters will actually get from them if they do. You deprive the Tories or Labor. Majority they keep saying they'll vote for a second referendum in order for government to deliver a second referendum that takes six months and in that periods you would have to get a queen. Speech through that sets out the government's legislative agenda and also a finance bill and say how they would vote in in no circumstances. So how do you get government up and running and unable to deliver a second referendum. That's a bit confusing for voters and I think they would it quite like it if there was a different leader after this election. If Jeremy Corbyn does really badly that could really change things for them but again. They won't go quite as far as saying that they always do better. Don't they when there's a moderate Labour leader like Tony Blair for example which doesn't scare soft Tori versus exactly and we've discussed many times revoke article. Fifty Pledge Ledge has not caught through its alienated. People that were looking for Santa grounded actually see that position is being a bit extreme on democratic that I think it's fair to just cancel brexit without recourse to a second referendum. So we know that that hasn't got through and we will say that Jo Swinson hasn't gone down to well. The more people have seen her polling has shown the less she he is light. It's pretty extraordinary. Actually that Jo Swinson hasn't used all the defectors from the labour and Tory parties. Over the last few Humi- It's strange. He hasn't put them at the front and center of her. Come Trim Joe yet. It's all been about hires. Open presidential lip them say they always run campaigns like fat but actually I think they could have made more of Sarah Williston new seon budget chicken immune Assam Jima who started to appear at the end but really should have been that because they do represent a new politics and you weigh a new potential center ground look what Brexit has done shaking things up and people are falling away over the place and they will fall in in how policy so. Why hasn't she made that point? She's just going a little bit too extreme and at least debate. She's the one appearing and she's not putting anyone else from hypocrisy awesome into those TV debates. I might be a mistake because I think. Ucla go down really well to community particularly with young voters and people looking for someone a bit different so there. There are a myriad of reasons of why men causing through say. They're all so Tories who don't like Brexit. But almost Jeremy Corbyn and they are scared that if they vote Lib Dem they'll get Labor that's why they might end up facing Tori at the very end Laura. Do you think there is a case that some Labor voters might look these polls suggesting. Boris Johnson's walk in. Brexit is going to happen anyway and have second thoughts. It's about bring the excellent conservative box. This is the big fear for the Conservative Party that those Labor voters in traditional Labor members that have been flirting flirting with the idea of raising for Boris Johnson. Because they are sick all the impulse in parliament. And they won't Brexit done have said they're gonNA vote Boris Johnson but they will see the massive poll lead and when they actually get into the ballot box. They will fail the ghosts of their families. Going by who voted Labour. When it comes down to it they might really struggle to tick fought conservative bulks when it's actually there and it says conservative and it doesn't just say Boris Johnson and the fit for the Tories? As I said is major polling. Lead aid means that you can may be risk it. Stick to your principles yet feel guilty of having broken with your family tradition and your own personal values to vote Tory for.

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12:15 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Let's hear some more tales from the campaign trail this week. Jim Picard impeachable. Listen to some focus. Groups out undecided swing voters blue hues out with the Liberal Democrats in the London marginal seat of Kensington as well as with the DP EP on Xinfei in Northern Island Jim. Let's begin with pita. This is a seat. This classic bellwether to use the post is favourite term that that's gone between conservatives conservatives and labour for many different years and it was taken by Labor at a recent by election even when the Brexit party came very strong. Second almost took the seat and it's one on the Conservatives kind of need to win if they're going to form a majority. What was your conclusions from listening to this Focus Group of undecided voters about pizza and the election? Generally exactly as you say pizza bird older people notice the kind of the main stop on the way up to New York on the Newcastle in the East Coast Mainland for his tremendous cathedral which I did take take some time out to check out the flying buttresses. That kind of thing now. The good thing about doing a focus group which was with Britain things is that unlike. Vox POPs which I do love doing. And they're very much doc maligned than I'd love going up complete randoms in Christmas markets in Austin about politics but the thing about professional focus group is is a little bit more scientific and we had eight eight. People sat around a table for ninety minutes so it goes quite deep in the Holiday Inn. Just to the west of Peterborough and they've picked people who are not take a the tribal who had voted in different ways in the past and still not decided. I would say the takeaways from this. That really struck me. Very strongly were massive hostility towards politicians and the establishment. And they we hear it all the time but when you watch just how this lesion people on you listen to them it's quite something secondly not massively in burst Johnson particularly trust them sixty light conservatives but that message of get brexit dumb. They're echoing thing at one after another and even those who quite like labor. Don't think that Jeremy Corbyn Program of economic change and change to public services. Services is realistic or something that is possible and there was an incredible moment when this about the issue of trust they asked the question of which party you think would be best to the NHS. I thought someone would say labor. Because that's what you normally expect. They literally all just laughed because they are so disillusioned. They don't believe anyone. MM has really changed things for the better. That's quite troubling message for Labor that when you look at it because this election is being painted as a change election by both political parties here with Labor diplomacy huge amounts of investment more Boeing and higher taxes as well but also plumbing changes well the fact that voters simply saying they. They don't believe anyone's going to deliver that. Change is a pretty damning indictment of well we are in politics will. This is the interesting thing they do. In general seem to believe that burst Johnson can deliver brexit so of the two alternatives. G think that Labor would deliver the massive public services in premiums. They promise do you think the burst Johnson with liver brexit accent. They sort of seat breaks and this probably reflects the quite successful marketing or messaging from the Conservatives. They do think that is obstacle that can be cleared and that with a majority Tory government. That would be something that could be achieved whether they think there's a land of milk and honey beyond that point probably not but at least we get passed in their minds lines. I the paralysis frustration of three and a half years. And when you look at South what would be your sense. I don't like doing predictions. It's very difficult but looking at where it's act between Labor Conservatives and the BREXIT party trailing behind this works when I covered that by-election I was brexit. Party will go into yeah well but it was going to be a struggle for them and that was how it turned out but it looks if the Conservatives have really been focusing on this election yep so I had a pint with someone on the Labor team. Yes afternoon before. I went to fake scrape. And it's quite interesting. I think I'd quite prices that. The brexit twenty nine percent last time in this by-election which which people remember was caused by its legal difficulties of the former incumbent on the sun and the brakes twenty nine percent then and that kind of nowhere Iran now and I said reflecting the all across the country just disintegrated and bear in mind that the by elections at the same time the European elections when fraud was riding high. I'm I said to this guy. Live from Labor team would wedgie vote came from for the BREXIT party back in gene and he said it was appropriate to form Tory supporters. Unless you insist in severe trouble on you for breaks back the other way not needs a conservative victory now obviously people campaigning for Labor. Don't like to admit that that likely to be taste but I came away F- last night right wrong. A righty thinking. That labored doesn't really have a chance there anymore. It's certainly GonNa be one of the seats to watch on election night because it's a very sort of middle of the country a begs not but still quite middle of the vote on most things I should. They doubt points out. That Britain thinks brilliant. What they do when you have a group of eight people is? It's quite hard to get the kind of balance that you might get when you're doing and actually opinion poll where you have one thousand or two thousand and twenty thousand people so you have to be just a little bit careful about reading too much even into a very professional flex great now Laura Hughes you've been out and about with the Liberal Democrats who I think is generally have accepted struggle during this campaign aimed you to Jo Swinson that evoke article fifty policy but once they al enthusiastic why is Kensington. Always used to be die hard conservative. Take that in a massive shock in the twenty seventeen election. It was taken by Labor. That Kinda Code who is Corbin. Easter a lifelong socialist and anti Lewis took the seat and obviously Kensington. His way the Grenfell Tower tragedy happened. Now's the politics that are very complicated. They've got Sam game running there who was a former compay. What did you learn from going out and about with him? Well the lip damn activists that were out and about with Sam will really make the point that if the Liberal Democrats can't win and seats like Kensington. Where all of again to win but the reaction that we had going out doing nothing with him was very very mixed and I think gives us a real snapshot of Widely Democrats already struggling to cut through y being squeezed in the polls by the Conservatives Labour? It's very wealthy area and knocking on quite beautiful houses. Says that were local people who really interested in what the Democrats were saying. You're really wanted to hear Sam's point of view because they don't like Brexit soft soft toys on a date night brexit but the question kept coming up in a question he was repeatedly asked was. How do you guarantee that evokes votes the Lib? Dem's doesn't get Jeremy Corbyn into number ten because they all more nervous of a Labor government than they are of Brexit. And I have to say I haven't heard a single level. Democrats really actually answer that question effectively over the last few weeks. And it's the thing that's really going to get them in the end because the toys are doing quite well in the polls. There's a possibility but those flashing with Liberal Democrats might actually decide to take a bit of upon and go with Jo Swinson Posse at the last else minute but my gut instinct from speaking to lots of people is they would actually comes to the ballot box and are in that causing their vote. That going to be so worried. Talk about Labor government and what that means for them what it means for business. They might just go with the Tories really really reluctantly. It's not impossible. It's not impulsivity and it's striking that the beginning of this whole campaign. The Liberal Democrats were offering remains soft. Tories people really very much like sagging himself itself a glimmer of hope. That was a feeling that was a policy that might be able to bring politics back to the ground. But that hasn't really happened. And I think one of the reasons for that is that Jo Swinson has taken quite an extremist position when people were cooling out for Senate grounds they've talked about revoking article fifty without without recourse to a second referendum. His put people off. And yes that message has shifted and now they really are talking about the second referendum that saying look vote lip dam to provide the toys of majority and we will use influence in parliament to push for the second brexit vote. But the problem is they can't tell his ecstatically exactly what they do in a hung parliament. They just keep saying they'll push perspective brexit referendum and not really is the problem because if there's a hung hung parliament and a minority government. They might say they're not gonNA put either in power either. Jeremy Corbyn aboard Johnston but in order to get a second referendum a minority government. It has to pass a queen's speech a finance. Bill has six months before it can happen. So what Lipton's do in that time you need government to get a second referendum and uh-huh can't tell basis and they're not telling voters what they'll do. It's a very difficult situation for them. And this seaside Richmond Park in south London which is quite a prosperous US targets if the Lib Dem's that the polling we've seen from the Emma P. in a couple of constituency posts just the day all by far ahead of that but you could see voters that very much Saying well look actually. Ah Don't like brexit that much but I really don't want Jeremy Corbyn his radical economic agenda coming along and disrupting everything. Can I ask you about some Gema Gema though particularly on the campaign trail because he was a pretty prominent conservative minister he was universities minister he briefly ran for the Tory leadership. Lest we forget and was the party's few advocates of Sacramento and lots of toys. I speak to say that fundamentally he is a conservative but the issue of Brexit has driven giving him out of the party. How comfortable does he feel as a Lib Dem 'cause if he loses then it's quite a fall from high places for him? Yeah this is the thing. That's really fascinating. Actually Allston else ten this very question because looked of his like minded conservative colleagues who have stepped down half chains running this election as independents because they don't feel deal like Liberal Democrats and the reason that you now identify athletes them because of Brexit and he said yes he also made the point that he fails all ooh political parties have changed as a consequence of Brexit and the Lib Dem's have moved on and he says that they are now the party for business. They all responsible responsible that he only wants pushing forward moderate and sensible ideas for the economy. Something that he thinks that conservatives on during anymore not actually ISG come out look from Fulham conservatives who are now facing damn it's not just brexit. It's also the economy that worried about these very ambitious the tax and spending plans and so it is more than just brexit but I would say that Shlaim a lot of devices that we spoke to quiet my the fact that somebody who was there's a conservative minister on a very good salary high prospects his principles above anything else. That does come three when you talk to him. He really does believe believe what he's saying and what he's doing not makes him quite personally appealing to a lot of people but it can like I say it's one thing liking heaven. It's another thing to risk escott. Jeremy Corbyn to risk a hung parliament. He was really well received. Actually quite a Lotta people like Jim said that was some hugest on the Dole. Because they said they weren't GonNa vote for anyone on this so fed up but it's not going to be about some gamma and his personality and how popular he is in that constituency. It's going to be the Y.. Depit your head that people take into consideration when they actually get into that polling base. Indeed now Jim I want to talk to you about Mike Spence on the campaign trail that. I haven't covered much labor in this election but I went to a Joe Show Me Carbon Valley on Thursday night in Birmingham and obviously Mr Corbin's leadership was based on these rallies where you get hundreds of thousands of people turning out out enthusiastically clapping and promoting and he has the drummer from. Ub Forty all of you before but had the singer Dj Amelia and some spoken. Oh can words artists and Mr Corbin's key message was there's no socialism without music and going to this rally did remind me a lot of twenty seventeen..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Financial Times. I'm sebastian pain. As you've guessed our regular politics podcasts but come the election countdown for the next a few weeks to get you the highs and lows of the campaign this is one of our many midweek updates to give you the latest on. What's been happening in this episode will be having look at the first TV debates where boys Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn went head-to-head and nobody particularly emerged triumphant will be looking at some of the? Party's manifesto with the LIB. DEM launching their plan for government and labor set to announce its plans in the coming days. I'm delighted rejoin by shrimps. The our chief. UK political commentator chief political correspondent. Jim Picard political correspondent. Laura Hughes from our room in Westminster. Thank you all for joining so. Let's start with the TV debate. This was the first head to head rape between whoever will be the next prime minister on Tuesday evening on TV. Volvo seems the. US insulted further bait in the spin room before we go to the debate. Just explain what the Spin Room is and why you decided to spend two and a half hours on the train to go and experience it okay. Well that's important existential question that I found myself asking myself several several points during the evening the spin rem literally is a place where all the journalists gather to watch the debate and where a significant number politicians from all the relevant parties gathered to explain to us how well lead did and so from the view of that spin move. How do you think the debate went on? What with various parties? Not Saying says I said in my introduction. It didn't really feel as if anyone triumph. Nobody did meeting new well but no did particularly badly either so much this election so fire fears like nothing much has changed. I think it depends on what expectations and what concerns. Each party would have had before the debate. Boris Johnson went into this debate by clearly the front runner in the polls so actually the concern from a number of people around the conservative camp was actually he might lose ground and I don't think he did from Jeremy McColgan side. They saw big opportunities along way back in the polls he's had lots of negative press. People think I think reasonably that he's quite good at this format and so for him. This was a chance to claw back some territory on Boris Johnson and show the side of himself. That folks can find attractive. And I think as the phrase that we will use there was no game changing moment massively made a difference or did Boris Johnson. But I think there was one game changing aspects for Jeremy Corbyn which is simply that. This event went framed the choice for voters the said. It's Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn he put up a very solid performance. Jimmy Goldman that is particularly the second off. When we got off the the Brexit pot where he was week we go to the National Health Service economy and such like he was much better and I think voters are minded his way will have been a bit reassured by him and I think what we will see over the next week is getting quite a strong squeeze on the Liberal Democrats and the Labour remained that beginning to consolidate so I think although although it was scored as a draw and there was no knockout blow my suspicion is that Labor we slightly happier out of it than the Conservatives? Were low accused when you look at this debate. It was the first actual head to head debate we've had in UK electoral history. That when we go back to the previous debates is always been a third candidate or in some cases five of the candidates going head to head with the leader of labour and the Conservatives but this one Joe Swinton the Liberal Democrats much to her annoyance was squeezed out as Robert said it famous adds to this dynamic yes Liberal Democrats were doing quite well in the polls they will playing a big low but even though they talk Joe Swinson as Britain's next prime minister. That's not going to happen and vote is going to increasingly. You see this. As do you want published on or Jeremy Corbyn and nothing else particularly matters young and this is why the Liberal Democrats took a case to cool because they know how important hootenanny it is to have a Liberal Democrat leader on stage with Nick. Clegg went up. That was the moment he really managed to make some traction in the polls and the problem for Jo Swinson is a lot of people still don't know who she is and in fact some YouGov polling. That's just been put up. Shows the more exposure. She had the less popular. She is which which is really bad news for her and the party is already being squeezed. And we're saying that this is going to be a huge problem. The fact she wasn't on the stage there is going to reinforce the message for the Tories. If you vote lip them your risk of passing Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street and so that's why they didn't want her up and she really needed to be seen along side. The baked too in this election. Select just have a look at some of the key parts fat debate the first thing as you said it was dominated by Brexit. Let's just hear a quick clip of the exchanges on that. Mr Corbin is trying to conceal the void at the heart of his brexit policy and refusing to answer the question of which.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"The Tories, don't choose Boris Johnson. They've decided that don't want to win elections. I'm not saying, I'm a fan of Boris Johnson. I'm a fan of him as a campaigner. He is the only person who cannot Farraj for our, he's the only person in the Tory frontbench I think you're going to appoint immersive Advil, eight a miners welfare, and also go, your son. I have people cheering round is the first name politician Boris, who else's resigned. Michael people don't go. Michael gov does gold for you. If you're a first name politician, so Boras if they want to win, sometimes it looks as to the Tory party of law. The will to win as made them the most successful writer a party in the history of democracy in western Europe. Have they lost the will never ever bet that a party which always wants to win has lost the will to win? So just the fancy of somebody else than Boras. Is this two candidates are no native, by the parliamentary party? The politics have deposited goods, the country to stop Boris. You've got to put two different names on the ballot. The arm Boris is on one of those people has got to know they're only there to lose and you've got this field it's almost like a football team. Seventeen. Yeah, it was more than football team is it's a it's a it's a rugby team sport. And they're all out there running. Are they going to voluntarily with Liam Stein to, to know because they think is the Grand National under the favorites may topple a name may still be there? And if you don't run the Grand National, and only one horse guest, the end you wish you were in the race. So it's the delusion of ambition in the cabinet is going stop having a candidate. And the end is also never ever. Ever ever ever ever against the back bencher wanted to save their seat. Never stand between the bike venture under seat. They will do anything save the furniture. They think is their furniture, the saving, of course, wanting to save their seats, probably the things standing in the way of there, being general election later totally and the inability to find a candidate who has no boroughs is keeping to resume in place, the so many men in the one saying they could do her job, but being unwilling to take your job because they know if they open this they can't guarantee they'll get her job. So keep your place at least keeps it possible for them. So to resume and post your kind of like Matra ninety metre at the moment, the can't be to meet some place. I'm Randi green, and you've been listening to the FTC politics, podcast produced by Anna data. We were joined this week by George Parker. Laura Hughes, John burn Murdoch and John MC, turn or special guest.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Both parties lost control of some major councils. But it was undoubtedly good night for the Liberal Democrats who demonstrated them might as a successful local campaigning force. They picked up scores of seats and took control of several Tory councils independence, also did notably. Well, so how much of this was all about Brexit. Or was it all about local issues hit to discuss this us with me are George pocket FTE's, political editor and Laura Hughes, our colleague FT's, political correspondent, George come to you. I do you want to give us a brief overview of where things stand. What have we seen in these results while I think we should say festival that we're speaking. Before we have all of the results in. So we haven't done the final figures, but the pattern is clear to everyone C, which is that it's been as you say cloud night for the conservative party, but pretty much as bad as everyone was expecting hundreds of seats lost from very high water. Mark the seats contested in two thousand fifteen same time. It's David Cameron won that election victory. But I think the very significant thing apart from the resurgence of the Liberal Democrats, which we might talk about later is the fact that the labor party did really badly. Now losses weren't on the scale of the conservative losses. But if you think to the day before the local actions, John McDonald shuttle chance was predicting labor gains around four hundred seats that plainly hasn't materialized, and that is worrying for the labor party is obviously worrying for the conservative party. People are really into these results what you would expect them to read into them, depending on that perspective. Brexit, obviously being a very big factor and local issues as well. I mean, the conservatives haven't done as bad as some people might have expected given their disarray at Westminster partly because they do still rest on record of being quite. Fish into the local level of keeping council down fixing potholes and collecting the bins. That's got an offset while those well would have been much worse set of results. Nori yours hasn't pleased. I mean, Georgia's put them since there on how badly Labor's done. Also, the conservatives will bring out the lib Dem's who had a pretty bad few years in British politics have actually done very well here, they have I thought John catis the polling experts out really well when he said they should be cracking open at cheap champagne, maybe even a perspective because yes, they've done. Well, but if you compare it to how they used to do pre twenty ten it's not on the same level here. But it is worth noting. They've done. Well. And that shows you that there might be a lot of Tory and labour voters who are very concerned that Brexit is happening. A tool on the other side of things whilst you got the Brexit voters who are very angry at the main parties, there are still those that don't want Brexit to happen. And in these elections, the lib Dem's was the main party that really did have that very clear. Message. We want to stop Brexit. So that's why people did put their votes, and that's Vince cable lib DEM leader is feeling very happy today. And so he should do. Let's would both you trying to draw back a bit. I mean, these local elections of the first of two phases. We have in the UK in this period, these elections than we're going to have European elections on the twenty third which will then be another perhaps even bigger test of where things stand George to start off with the way in which labour and the conservatives have done as you say suggests that a lot of people think that they've mucked up Brexit that they're bad performance reflects the sense that the main parties just have not delivered on things of got in the way. And as a result, what is going to happen? How are they going to respond in this period up to the European elections and beyond very good point? Because I think the impact of on the Brexit debate of these elections will be very profound. You're right that the European elections will be probably even worse night for both the Tories and the labour party because in the European elections. You'll have Nigel Farraj party..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Welcome to politics. A weekday discussion on what's happening in Westminster from the financial times time Sebastian pain this week. We'll be discussing is being a pretty big week in British politics. We've seen the emergence of the independence group of MP's with defections from labor and the conservative party's be discussing. Do what happened? What it all means? What might had next particularly with for God's to Brexit. I'm delighted to be joined by James blitz are whiter editor. And political Laura Hughes. Thank you for joining. And if you liked this episode FT politics, the why not subscribe, all the usual China's to receive it every Sunday morning, all you can even leave us a nice review on I tunes. So after weeks months even years of speculation the ice finally this week on Monday morning, the gang of seven LeBron Pete's walked into a robber small loom on London. Southbound to announce they've acquitting the party and forming the independent group they were. Then soon followed by eighth colleague Joan vine and then on Wednesday three you consider join them to make the independent group, a truly cross party centers endeavor. So is this the beginning of a major political realignment in bitter or just a splinter that was always going to happen. Low Hughes, let's begin with Monday and that press conference. So I can't really think when the speculation began about labor MP's breaking away. I guess not long after jomie Corbyn won his second leadership contest. But no one really knew exactly when it was going to happen. And some people thought it might happen on Valentine's Day and might happen. Last Friday it might happen over the weekend and on Monday. It did finally happened. We've been talking about this film, est years. I would say we've known that there's been huge to sausage faction among number of labor impedes who have never come to tens with Jeremy Kuban as leader. We've also pile along with that seen lots of cases of antisemitism in the labor party criticism over Jeremy Kuban has handled it and then separate to that. We all. Also had seen a number of layer MP's uncomfortable with the party's position on Brexit. So what happened is all three of those things seem to have come together. At this one point interesting timing to do it off time week when a lot of of move senior political journalists were way of MP's were actually on holiday. It wasn't recess this week. But it was a one line website. What many MP's around interesting, timing and the way that they did it as well. It was very cool naked. There weren't really many leagues. There was an extraordinary moment on Monday when we will by Email saying there was going to be this press conference and room with swelling. But it did make huge impact when it did actually happen at nobody really knew who was going to go foam, the labor party. And I guess one of the interesting things was that it was seven MP's not more than that. Because there had been talk of almost thirty MP's cuisine, the labor party, which may still happen in the weeks and months ahead. But the group of foot was even formed the reports of it descending into arguments and bickering about. Who was going to who would be allowed him. What would it look like? But those seven who went down. I guess the key figures were AMT shuker mono- who is the MP for streto. A long-term was vote campaign, Chris Leslie MP from Nottingham east to again is being very anti Jeremy Corbyn, but crucially Luciana Birger the MP for Liverpool way between I think she was the person that made this more than just a in cry against Labour's Brexit policy because she opened the press conference. She gave a very powerful speech talking about how she being bullied and treated by the party, and how the leadership hand done anything about it. Yeah. I think she did add real wait to and you're right..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"And Muller's folks are continued focused on the biggest question here of collusion in that is an investigation heavily focused on Roger stone was Roger stone. Someone who was simply boasting in bragging about connections to WikiLeaks that he did not have or was he really talking to them. And was there really coordination and Muller's folks are spending a lot of time on this talking to a lot of different people using all the tools that they have. And as you take a step back from all the things that have gone on. We've looked at we still haven't seen an answer to that central question of collusion. And I we may it may take them anymore months to do that you have to remember Muller does not want to ever shut down close up shop without turning over every single stone. All right. Michael schmidt. Thank you so much. We really appreciate that. And make a there is speaking of the Muller investigation. A great law fair article out. Yesterday, talking about the Watergate map Roadman that really delves into a lot of really eerie similarities between the Nixon White House and the Trump White House on improper White House Justice department contacts that so must free. Check it out l'affaire dot com. Joining us now national political reporter for NBC news. Josh Letterman this morning. He an entry Mitchell have an exclusive interview with the mother of an American diplomat who fell ill after suspected health attacks in China just wanted you find we'll make this international mystery has alluded investigators for really two years now with the US still unable to say who's doing this. Why they're doing it? And what kind of weapon was used in these attacks. I in Cuba and later in China. But until now nobody has come forward who's been affected by this to describe this heroin experience, and for the diplomats that we're affected, that's frankly, because they could be fired and lose their careers. If they were to come forward and talk to the media without the government's permission. But now the mother of one of these diplomats is coming forward. Laura Hughes herself got sick and was actually diagnosed with traumatic. Injury after she flew to China to check up on her ailing daughter, Katherine and she tells NBC news that she's speaking out because others can't take a look. I do not believe that our military. Our diplomats around the world here at home are safe. Because this this weapon system is creating havoc around the world and here at home, and do you worry that this could happen to other diplomats in other countries? That's why I'm here. That is why I'm here. And Laura says that she's coming forward. She wants to raise awareness about this. She says she heard these sounds too when she was in her daughter's apartment high pitched ringing sound as well as a low pulsing sound, and that she and her daughter would hear and feel pulsing sensations in their head and then their symptoms just got worse makeup. Josh this happened in China. This happened obviously in Cuba. What's our government saying about it? Who who do they suspect is responsible? Well, initially when this was happening just in Havana, the suspicion fell on the Cuban government with the US saying there's nothing that happens on that small island without the Cuban government. Knowing about it or being involved, Cuba and China have both vehemently denied involvement now that this is taking place in multiple countries. It really has raised the question of who could be involved in this who would have the capability to do that. We know a lot of suspicion within the US government has fallen on the Russian government as NBC news has reported. But. As of now, no firm conclusion from the government about who's doing this or how they can stop it. Well, Josh, thank you very much for.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"I'm spiced in pain in this episode will be looking back at this week's summit in Brussels more. It means of the state of Brexit plus being into the Cox report on bullying, sexual harassment, and parliament whether speaker John berko needs to go. I'm delighted to be joined by our buses Bucci Alex Barker columnist, Robert shrimps the chief political correspondent. Jim, pick out and cost one Laura Hughes. Thank you for joining. And if you'd like this episode of politics, don't forget to subscribe the all the usual channels to save it every Saturday morning. So another summit and another disappointment for Theresa May. The prime minister went to hoping to unlock the stalled negotiations between the UK and the EU, but you failed to make a breakthrough instead, she was told that would be no special summit in November until more progresses made. And just as before it's the Irish backstop remains the thorniest issue and. The chief obstacle now to secure withdrawal agreement. All the prime minister offered was the prospect of a longer transition period which has management few eight. Both remain is an levers in the conservative party. Alex spark. Let's begin by looking at the expectations and what went wrong. If you could say that about this summit, it wasn't quite as disastrous as the Salzburg meeting last month where Theresa May k. more humiliated, but she's left this time with no real progress. And as we all Cutie aware time is running out, I'm not sure the people organizing this summit would have seen it as going wrong. I think one of the main objectives was to avoid what happened in Salzburg, and to basically convey the message that the negotiations weren't going fast enough while making sure that it wasn't done in a way that jeopardize them restarting and potentially trying to overcome the big obstacles that are left. And so you saw this mix of tone from the leaders. On the one hand, they would be saying we can't call it November summit with thinking about no deal tighening and so forth. And at the same time will bring nothing courage meant to give a sense of this. Negotiation can still come to a conclusion in the coming weeks and months the same time. One thing you've got to remember there were a lot of leaders in that room who with thinking, why are we hit discussing this? Because not much has moved on really from their perspective since Salzburg, they didn't have something on the table to look at. Told you need to come and bring new fresh proposals if you want to try to unlock these talk, but she doesn't really have anything new to offer accept this idea of somehow extending the transition period, former twenty or so months into maybe almost three years. What's your thoughts on that? I'm afraid this point. There's not much new in this Brexit negotiation, and they will often her to come with fresh ideas. But what we hearing at the moment in terms of the transition extension concepts about linking the backstop to kind of UK customs union in a future agreement, these old bits and pieces the negotiators were playing around with last week and they basically brought together something that looked like a package. I wasn't quite politically sellable for to resume and the moment we're seeing bits and pieces of that emerge, but not the whole outline and we don't know what to raise maybe saying in the bilateral. With other leaders, there may have been some more detail of there, but I think from the UK's perspective, they were pushing home this point about the backstop and how difficult anything that basically split the UK customs territory would be heard to sell them Westminster looking at to his position here, she went into summit hoping for some Ploeg SO maybe not quite desperate for it yet and didn't get it. Again. This is raised the voice of people in the conservative party saying she's failing. She needs to be replaced and the strategic not going anywhere, and you can see why they make that argument because Alec said nothing is changing at all, but at the same time as hard, see what can be done out, unlock this and get this deal over the line. Yeah, I don't think by the time she went to the summit. She was expecting very much. I think that the dog was caused the weekend on this under a number of one thing I think is pointed with making, which is that actually is a fundamental culture clash between the way the..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

07:31 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Grew up going to the fair, Dustin Durham didn't. But this new break couple made it a tradition since they started dating to go a little spending money in their pockets. They joined the crowds on Sunday that flocks did a fair to sample the new and the weird, but basic and Durham tend to enjoy the classics Turkey legs pronto pup, Steve, Fred, she's the state fair broken all time attendance record the day before with two hundred and seventy thousand people over two hundred seventy thousand people actually walking through its gates on Saturday. Sundays attendance figure wasn't immediately available. But by Monday, the fair can easily meet or even break its overall attendance record and the two million Mark this year. I think I think we'll we'll know later today. I imagine we'll get the final tally of of the attendance. But I I wouldn't be surprised if they broke their the record this year because you had the record breaking opening day. The first Saturday broke the record for that day. There was at least two other days. Berlingske records. And then Saturday was the was the all time weather was nice. There was a lot going on out there. There were some concerts. You know that that that drew people out there? It was a it was a beautiful weekend. I mean, rain thought it was going to rain and the rain kinda held off and the temperatures were were pretty tolerable. So yeah, it was a ton of people there. If an unintended consequence if you work or run along care service, you need to go into the neighborhood surrounding the fair and start pitching your work because of all the cars that are parked on all the law. Yeah. We were driving through when because Melinda drop me off for for a couple of the times. We went down there. It was like. Yeah. I was just like it a one car killing one lawn and the time. People must you just made Bank to thirty bucks for parking back in there. I had a a wait until the story. But it's pretty funny at the at the GOP booth. Got their super early yesterday and was doing some work on the computer kind of often the corner and listening in on conversations. And I had this really funny story of a of a fair proposal. You're beginning of the story of the couple reminded me of that. Right. Because is such a family occasion. But there was a very proud mom whose son had just gotten engaged in shows, cheap was telling the the proposal story to somebody else that was there didn't quite go the way that he had said he had planned. We all share the story goes share the story with you guys later on. Number two with those crowds games problems. The state fair police are facing some growing challenges with those record crowds. From channel five there's an element of crime at the state fair each year, but violent crime is not common and the state fair. Spokesman Laura Hughes told five eyewitness news at the challenge of keeping the fair safe is found in overtime pay for law enforcement officers. Save hair records show overtime pay more than doubled from two thousand sixteen to two thousand seventeen from a combination of record crowds recent protests, and the hiring of more officers. He said there are reasons for the overtime increase. Several officers were added to the year round designation that qualifies them for overtime. And we brought in more manpower for the protests state, fair police chief Paul Paulos told channel five a strong police presence on the fairgrounds coupled with old fashioned police work are keys to keeping the fair safe Paolo said they're communicating they're talking they're stopping people to get a feel for what's going on. We also have a strong intelligence base of what's out there. What could come? What could happen? Policy said each year with growing crowds the biggest and best challenge. He faces is trying to figure out how many officers he will need on-duty each year. He said the more officers we have the better off. We are. And we start playing the planning process the day after the fair ends. And then we start putting the word out to find more officers. If that's what we think we need. It is. Use the word surprising. But it does see I I I'm a little surprised. I can't think of a better word at the moment that there isn't more more like fights or are scuffles or things like that. When you got this many people a lot of areas quarters in very close quarters. You know, people get hot they get sweaty. They get cranky especially as the day goes on people get drunk. You know, there's a lot of beer wine being served. So just surprised me a little bit that there aren't more incidents like that. There was a video floating around. I think it was last night and might have been Sunday night. I think I might have seen the same video that you see. Outside of one of the pork chop on a stick stands. Yup. Yeah. There was a story out of FOX nine of Saint Paul police are calling it an anomaly after a man who was leaving the fair was brutally beaten by strangers just blocks away apparently is in critical condition, but they police say the victim of spend Friday evening at the fairly tonight, and a friend ran into trouble as they walked by a house party near near the intersection of Albert street to and bread avenue. But again at sounds like it was more of an anomaly off off by itself. I was doing some some moving to here just in just a moment ago. Not our names. I mean. I felt bad. I turned around on the here you need to scan is. Do we just hopped up on Martha's cookies, and we don't care? They start cramming people into the skyrocket. Just say up here for a while. Thanks cleared out down there. We'll be right back, and we will wrap up SAM's top five powered by early bird electric, right after this radio is the easy to use app for music and radio. Download the free iheartradio app today night closing argument. Join me Brad omland, and my guest co host max rhymer as we fill in for Walter at nine thirty. We interview attorney general candidate Doug wardlow and then max night discuss whether or not social media as a public utility, and is Medicare socialism that's tonight on closing argument. Nine to eleven witty.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Money Show

FT Money Show

04:06 min | 2 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Money Show

"The deal that she's come up with that could see no, no Brexit but could see Brexit. Not happening tool say, I actually think she'll win everyone over because suddenly, if parliament blocks Brexit and we have the prospective mental being on a to all the public would be an uproar. I think like dating any MP's would actually counts. What's going against the vote of the people will absolutely fascinating stuff. Thank you so much for that in-depth explanation. Laura Hughes, we're gonna turn now to Kate Billy a reporter on FC money. So you wrote last week's main feature in the money section about the likely consequences for investors, and you speak to a lot of wealth managers about their clients concerns. But many of them have more worried about political instability in the UK generally than the prospect of a neighbor exit in itself. Yet. Another people saying, in fact that clients almost more worried about the prospect of Kuban government in the UK than they are about Brexit. And in fact, a lot of people saying they're more worried Reuter Trump and trade wars than they are Brexit. So I guess it's kind of chaotic time politically across the world times journalist of cost, but not very happy time to be an investor. And if no deal was agreed broadly speaking, what did the financial commentators expect elephants. Firstly is expected the sterling which we can significantly. So as we've been saying of clear Mark Carney warns recently following them right rise, there was an uncomfortably high risk of this, not ill Brexit happening, and then we saw the gains that selling it made after the right rise really wiped out as he set up. So that is one thing that's kind of hone their gender. So that means that you k. companies deriving the book fair innings from the UK would quite likely be hurt, and particularly of consumer confidence fell any company that obviously is relying on exported goods. And the UK generally is reliance on importing goods. Source is to export. So any UK company with a really high reliance on importing goods would be hurt. If those goods rose in price and the UK generally has a very high reliance on imported goods. So there is at risk of inflationary surge in consumer prices, which would be negative house builders and retailers or failing a bit of a. Pinch and they could be affected. Also, companies selling things like cars, things like Sofer's big-ticket perch, exactly. Could big effect. If we'll start feeling a little panics and we'll start spending less on those things. On the flip side, though companies he drove the bulk of their earnings from overseas would see those earnings flattered when converted back in sterling. So we're thinking of the footsie one hundred here which did very well after the Brexit vote for that reason. Yes, because dividends coming in foreign currency when they're converted into studying with ROY benefit from that, if we hold it in the UK, but the wealth managers, you spoke to, obviously they're having a dialogue with their clients about how to hedge this risk, what kind of tactics they considering. Well, it's interesting because the investors, the customers themselves are saying where panicking about UK critise can we sell some of those? Let's turn some of my portfolio into cash spy gold and other perceived safe haven assets and buy things. The dollar, but that's definitely not what wealth manager wealth managers are actually doing or what Sara Lee best. And in fact, the best thing to do in general is have very diverse by portfolio, but also lean towards the Footsie-100 for example, which could perform better to, you know, the facts that their earnings will be flattered Incirlik. Those dividends will suddenly seem much better in a week UK currency. Someone should steering clear of UK bonds and that's particularly around the right rice as well. But saying that actually there are bits of the UK market that could be could be good value. So it's about being selective about very away from some of the more expensive socks, for example, in the US and saying that there are things to avoid..

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"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

03:40 min | 3 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"People is being asked to set it he had been consistently undermined in this process and marginalized so i didn't think you can blame him for doing it allied i think it was necessarily very wrong either to think about it for a day or so before he finally jumped embarrasses a completely different scenario yes tell us about boris and selflessly he went silent on monday he was meant to be appearing the western balkan summit in london he didn't show up he didn't show up to the cabinet meeting either about the situation sows and then not suffice it does then announced that he decided to quit in vote levy quite an extraordinary resignation letter yet boris going silent ought to be quite a clue actually with hindsight you could take a generous view and say he found it increasingly hall to swallow this this this proposal he chewed on it and chewed on it and in the end he just couldn't live with his deeply told deeply convicted you can take that view i don't personally i think that a more plausible snarled is that he couldn't see any benefit and resigning by himself so he was going to stick with it he'd said in cabinet you know we now what we've got a song to sing and we have to get behind the prime minister when david davis quit boris things this is a chance this is my moment and that's actually look the corio griffey of his resignation he doesn't resign with david davis he doesn't resign immediately after david davis goes he waits through the day he drops a resignation lesser full of self reverential rhetoric and references with certain phrases to the resignation of geoffrey how which tori mp's will pick up on he calls in a photographer half himself photographs signing the document as if it's the treaty of rome and the whole thing is critical for the great man acts i don't know the boys actually has a specific plan to get from the resignation to downing street i think he takes the general view that what you do if you want the apples you kick the tree and see if they drop into your hands and i think he thinks this is a moment of crisis this is an opportunity i better grab it and the other thing for borresen considering this is that he knows time's running out on his opportunities other people are emerging of the candidates are coming through if he ever had a chosen many people think he didn't because he'd been such an ineffectual foreign secretary but if you have a chance the clock with really taking on him and he needed to get motoring and this is the key thing laura hughes essentially david davis resigned because he just had enough of the policy had enough the situation and george said that's why understand that he's quick both johnson near the hands him to quick because it sort of seemed like the right thing to do at that particular moment the big question is what happens now because i think david davis was and she goes to the back benches he will no doubt become a vocal critic of the government's brexit policy i'm pushing for harder cleaner break museum in the opinion pages on television on wall taffy but what does boris johnson do now because his support amongst the conservative party is a lot weaker than it was even months or years ago so he's not executive to have mounted challenge against theresa may's robert said seem to be much plan to it my actual theory is to the reason why bores left was then given david davis hunt he would have looked like a bit of a of an idiot rating not too because you have your mate quitting thing i didn't agree with this we had briefing from check his and which boris don't send describe the plan as polished ted to then not resign he would have to face i think that's what he realized he was actually put into a bit of a corner and i think personally he would pops preferred for david davis to stand position because then he could just quietly remain in cabinet where actually he does have a better chance to learn some kind of leadership bid later when the time was right now he's ousted on the back benches i don't know how effective he's really going to be if i was.

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on FT Politics

"Welcome to politics financial times wiki discussion on what's happening in westminster i'm sebastian pay in this episode will be discussing boys johnson's latest brexit out birth customs union what needs to be done to a pair the country's intergenerational contract i'm delighted to be joined by our white oh editor james blitz economics editor chris giles political correspondent laura hughes and deputy opinion demo on the green thank you for joining and if enjoy this episode of ft politics don't forget subscribe to all the usual channels to receive it every saturday morning so another week and the brexit stalemate goes on trees as cabinet failed again to meet and decide it's preferred option for the uk's customs relationship with the eu after breaks it the plummets decide spit in a war come into more subcommittees older to try and find the compromise that can bring her government with her and boris johnson ever diplomatic help the situation by calling the plumbing as per i salute crazy james blitz so we haven't really moved on that much the story last week we've still got these two options on the table which is theresa may's new customs partnership and maximum facilitation which essentially doing as much as possible to juice border infrastructure the eu has said neither of these will fly so i still negotiating with ourselves but again another weakest ticked by and still no movement yes to stay the bleeding obvious time is running out and because we ten months toward the point of brexit day much twenty nineteen and this has been another really frustrating period for mrs may as you say what we saw at the start of this week was bars johnson and greg clark business secretary both absolutely at loggerheads really rare you'll know this from your own experience of politics really ready to cabinet ministers absolutely diametrically opposed on a centralist policy greg clark basic is publicly exact.

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"laura hughes" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

03:05 min | 3 years ago

"laura hughes" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"The list oh great story okay bye other questions who is on the list queen thanks for asking not you not you and not you but a bunch of people with weird names and we're jobs who make a lot of money and are more famous than you'll ever being now there are no names to be clear now i'm getting my information from the sun take it for what it's worth that is a british tabloid but they allegedly have gotten their hands on a layoff and we'll start with the people that actually have jobs in the wedding because you know weddings you got to give people a job like hang out and have fun i guess so especially when you're royalty you gotta have real jobs so they have should i start with the ushers the yep it's to be there no day they escort people to people that go brighter groom and give you your bulletin hold the hands like the old lady if you ask me like the usher job is basically like you weren't good enough to be rushers are listening or not trust me nickname and his last name is inscribed presumably that's the source his nickname harry have been paulson's leedle which is of course boating's who now was the prince wingmen and fellow party animal until he was the princess wingmen and fellow party animal until his own wedding that is skippy is wedding last year too no aristo the abbreviation dumb you're absolutely right laura hughes young that means she's rich and doesn't do anything okay he was now get this i also want to take the sun to task we're telling you who's on the guest list but in the reporting they make a horrible horrible gaffe info pause far as i'm concerned but i'll get to that so skippy was with the peanut butter air sorry give you some peanut butter air if you're not quiet he was one of the infamous labs on that trip to vegas in two thousand twelve when henry or harry played pool whilst nikki he was also there when harry jumped into a nightclub swimming pool in croatia remember that yes coming so i'm going to get back to some of the other people that are on this list but remember i told you that the.

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