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Kennedy Center Honors Slims Down in Response to Pandemic

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00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Kennedy Center Honors Slims Down in Response to Pandemic

"Center honors are being held today but on a smaller scale because of the pandemic, the iconic performing arts center in Washington, D. C. Postpone its event from December MPR's Elizabeth Blair reports. The honorees include musician Garth Brooks and director and choreographer Debbie Allen. The Kennedy Center honors air like Lifetime achievement Awards in the arts. The other honorees are violinist Midori, Joan Baez and defended Jiminy, Jiminy, Jiminy, Jim Jim Tariq a sweep it as lucky. As luck income BEEF Germany. The honorees were greeted by President Biden at the White House this week. The honors gala is typically the Kennedy Center's largest fund raiser, raising about $6.5 million. With everything scaled back this year, They raised half that. A telecast of the Kennedy Center honors will air on CBS on June. 6th.

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New York State Is Set to Raise Taxes on Those Earning Over $1 Million

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01:57 min | 1 year ago

New York State Is Set to Raise Taxes on Those Earning Over $1 Million

"It's time to check in with our correspondent in the big apple. That's henry reese sheridan. Today he delves like an over caffeinated accountant into the controversial plan to raise taxes on the rich in new york. Take it away henry. New york contains an enormous number of very rich people. The figures for twenty twenty onto yet but in two thousand and nine thousand nine hundred ten thousand four hundred thirty five ultra high net worth individuals. There's people with more than thirty million. Us dollars in that worth called the big apple home. That's more than any other city in the world. New relationship to its rich residents is fraught one on the one hand. Presence of very rich people brings prestige spending power and lots of tax dollars on the other hand. New york city's rich are extremely good as segregating themselves from the rest of society particularly in the fields of education healthcare and housing when not extracting a service from them the less wealthy of new york no the richer here and they're told by politicians from the right to the center of the political spectrum to feel thankful for that but it can be difficult to understand whether tax dollars of the wealthier going when the city's basic infrastructure is in such bad shape politicians a scared to tax the rich as individual careerists. They fear wealthy donors will abandon them if taxes are raised and all but the most leftist governments tend to be swayed by the belief that the wealthy will leave if they are taxed too heavily. Decimating the tax base. This is why historically new york governor andrew cuomo has been soft on taxing the rich in fact cuomo is so scared of the rich leaving new york city. He's willing to go to extreme measures to keep them here.

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"Vaccine Passports" Spark Debate and Division

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01:39 min | 1 year ago

"Vaccine Passports" Spark Debate and Division

"Over the merits of vaccine passports is gathering steam as countries around the world debate how to kick start travel and public. Gatherings denmark became the first european country to introduce a form of vaccine certificates today while in the uk. Prime minister boris. Johnson has said that proof of vaccines will be required for major public events. The opposition labor party has opposed the idea calling them discriminatory but the parties. One time standard-bearer. Tony blair disagrees. I spoke to the former labor prime minister for monocle. Magazine's april issue a little of what he had to say on. The subject seems to be obvious that countries it for example owed up tourist industry other the tourists walk out whilst the disease status or the vaccination status of the people of about sharon with about shero restaurant. Wait i think this is inevitable. My point is if it is inevitable. Put in place a proper system now let a patchwork of different systems. Different processes validation gras topsy. Turvy because you just find a lot of complexity in a lot of confusion and you would also probably facilitate role at so you need proper validated systems. The best cities for the developed countries of the well to agree such a system between themselves or for example. We're working on a programming africa to allow a common travel costs between african countries. These things have to happen so my point is get ahead of the curb eight sensitive.

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More countries pause the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, despite its support among global health authorities.

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04:01 min | 1 year ago

More countries pause the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, despite its support among global health authorities.

"I going to be looking at the upshot of this week's vaccine news and it's been rather bumpy one for the reputation of the astra zeneca jab italy norway denmark bulgaria thailand among other countries have suspended use of the british developed vaccine over suggestion that it's been linked to blood clots in recipients the world health organization on must add and on the other hand. There's no evidence to support this suspicion. Let's take a listen now to matina. Stevis gridneff apologies for put your name matina a contributor to monaco speaking on globalist this morning she reports on the eu from brussels and for the new york times well the eu was a few weeks behind the us and the uk in striking agreements with pharmaceuticals. That wasn't catastrophic in any way. But what's really devil. The rollout has been major supply shocks vaccines due to problems with production by the pharmaceutical companies in particular in the first quarter of this year. That's really set. Things back and europeans have watched. Americans israelis british people just race past them In terms of getting vaccinated just as an indication six and a half percent of european union nationals have received at least one dose of the battle of a vaccine contrast that about a third of brits at eighteen percent of americans matina stevis gridneff speaking here on monocle twenty four a little earlier today andrew. We're gonna start with you the astrazeneca vaccine we've spoken about it. A lot and rightly or wrongly. It's a bit of a pr nightmare from inception to now. Probably not the fault of the people that created it but is there anything that can be done to revive its reputation as something that people are clamor for rather than Against well it's interesting because just as you say in the last few days we've had this story about a tiny group they seem to have had a blood clot in hours or day oft often receiving the vaccine but as pointed out by kind of everybody's looked at these numbers and that's not surprising when you think about all the things that are likely to happen to a large group of people. The next day is wouldn't be surprising if somebody who had a heart attack. Run over by truck. Somebody was bitten by a dog. It doesn't mean anything to do with the vaccine. And i think most people are saying look just ignore that. Carry on and certainly here in In in the uk. We've been told just ignore. This is not an issue. Even the european medicines Authorities said actually is is better to press ahead giving people vaccine but in the meantime you got places like denmark and poland. Thailand saying we're gonna pause on. We're not gonna do this so the minute they do that. It puts in people's mind okay. This doesn't look good already. People have been cautious about astrazeneca. And as i said you know. I've had that vaccine and is no reaction whatsoever to it was it was. It was perfect for me. Now i would. I would say that they what we need is politicians to keep quiet and allow the medical people. Get so there's that issue then today and more you've voices saying that they should add extreme Reactions to the virus being registered on the side effects. Again that's going to cause problems when it comes down to the europeans need more of these things and not fewer and more people to to use them in an uptake. Because one final thing. I think the interesting thing here in the uk is we know there are certainly difficult is still within Black and asian communities for example. But here in the u. k. You get a tipping point. Where so many people have now. Had the the the reluctance to have the vaccine and two have astra zeneca dissipates. Goes away once you get these numbers. So i think everybody is speaking our says to have even people when i was speaking in go. I don't think i'll have everything i need. Not people like. yeah see. when can i have my vaccine. I won't have

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Former presidents and first ladies urge Americans to get vaccinated

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01:24 min | 1 year ago

Former presidents and first ladies urge Americans to get vaccinated

"All living former presidents and first ladies bar donald. Melania trump have come together for new television advert gene all americans to get vaccinated and we can hear that commercial which runs at a minute long now right now the covid nineteen vaccines are available to millions of americans and soon they will be available to everyone this maxine meaningful. You will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease. I want to go back work. And i wanna be able to move around visit with michelle's mom the hug her on her birthday. I'm really looking forward to is going opening day in texas rangers stadium with a full stadium. Walson if so which in order to get rid of this pandemic it's important for our fellow citizens to get back. I'm getting vaccinated recalled to end as soon as possible so we urge you get vaccinated when it's available to you. Roll up your sleeve and do your part. This is our shot. Now up to you. I said to you the voice of us president. Jimmy carter that at closing that commercial by all living former us presidents excluding donald trump and melania trump To get that

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Mario Draghi Is Asked to Form Government in Italy

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05:36 min | 1 year ago

Mario Draghi Is Asked to Form Government in Italy

"We begin. Today in italy where mario draghi. The former chief of the european central bank has been invited by at least president cemetery to form a unity government following the collapse of the coalition talks among italy's political parties late last night in rome. The political tumult in italy was sparked by the resignation of his prime minister. Giuseppe comtesse last week and a little earlier today. A europe editor at large at stalker gave us this. Rundown of how events unfolded in rome after those coalition talks broke down yesterday evening now after that happened the president mattino della addressed tv cameras and said basically. There were two options. One would be go to early elections. That would be two years early. Because i not scheduled till twenty twenty three or he could cool together at this technocrat government. Basically an institutional government made up of known politicians. Now the reason. He said he's going to do. This is because italy is really into difficult situation. There's a health crisis and economic crisis financial crisis he. He basically listed a host of reasons. Why it would be a bad decision to call early. Elections the fact that the government wouldn't be executing its food functions during campaigning. The fact that everyone would be out on the streets trying to win votes at stockholm articles. Europe editor at large speaking to us from milan a little earlier today at kiara as described italy's president has effectively removed the politics from italy's government by instituting the so-called technocratic government. How remarkable to give a bit of a longer view on this or a move. Is this in the recent history of italian politics. and what do you foresee the political implications. I suppose of this move might be in italy in the months to come well thomas. I think it's an interesting way to put it. That president material has removed the politics from this because yes he is proposing technocrat but i think his decision is very shrewd political. Move actually You know we've talked on a monocle minute about the importance of the role of montana. And all of this you know. We focused a lot about squabbles between different parties and former prime ministers and future prime ministers. And what's going to be but actually at centro vitale is president. La la la who has made a very very intelligent move in completely. You know upending. Everybody's expectations and bringing mario draghi to the table. This is a name that a lot of parties will find difficult to say no to but that certain parties will feel almost impossible to approve and in order to understand that you have to know a little bit about the background of the last ten years of italian. Politics really is a long game. The relevance of this moment actually goes back almost a decade and it goes back to. Mario monti's government in twenty eleven ha de italian history of technocratic governments and how relation feels about them. It goes back to the fact that it's virtually the rise of the technocratic government supported by establishment. Parties sent left center right to the essentially boyd. The extreme success of movements like moving five stars the moon five stars was born out of dissatisfaction with the establishment and establishment is the pd. The establishment is better screenings party and is the technocrats the people coming from europe who are immediately resonate with this idea of steady and finance and banks. Which doesn't actually go down very well done throat of italians that were really really badly scarred by the financial crisis i think when you look at the last decade of italian politics you look at a real series of governments to have an lasted very long and remote qabli. A lot of them governments that were directly elected by the people. You know we've had technocratic governments we've had really you know we've had coalition governments where you know the majority of was really really tight whack. Coalition talks went on for ages. We've had internal betrayals and you know people come to the fore. Even though they hadn't really been selected by a popular vote. So i think what this might do for the overall mood of of the population is bring back all those feelings off just simply not really having a political choice in all of this and may actually give more fire to all of these populist parties that made their fortune out of the situation like this in the past and if we do come to early elections which has not yet. A possibility is completely off the cards. It may actually paying favor in on those populist parties which we saw in coalition government a couple of years ago three years ago. Now but that never expressed a proper. I guess prime minister political prime minister. Let's remember that the content much as we think about it now as appropriate political figure he was also a lawyer by profession. He was chosen by the moving five stars as a relatively neutral name. That would put together a coalition between moving and lega. But we haven't really had a party leader as prime minister in quite a long

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Estonia's first female PM sworn in as new government takes power

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06:39 min | 1 year ago

Estonia's first female PM sworn in as new government takes power

"Let's then continue to estonia. That has become the only country in the world with women serving both fest prime minister and president. The country's new government was sworn in earlier today. Officially making connel's the country's first female prime minister the previous government had to resign due to a corruption scandal. God relief cassini policy fellow at the european council on foreign relations wasn't to surprise that estonia goes new female leader. Let's hear what she had to say. Stone years to wherever always has been gender equality. Women have always worked as hard as men things with worried. People have always been such things but the united states men and women rob divide. I mean when i grow up increase of soviet was the big thing and dealing with that men and women were same. So i didn't see. That's a such a big breakthrough but of course i mean normally it is because it hasn't had that sort of thing earlier but i think it happened naturally because many of resumed women on the top of reform party. They are close associates of of kaya colossus. So it wasn't like set thick just because they were. We mean the patriots. Your pirates places. Politics code released mr union herself there denny on what does it tell us about a country if it has a female leader. I take what Qadri leak said there in that clip to heart where she talked about the fact that it's for people in estonia. They met understand a little something about equality or might look at their society where we there is a bit more equality but i think the symbol of having the leader being a woman is very important for any country and for the rest of the world to see. It does mark a step forward. I think calvi say looking at good press from different countries around the world from from new zealand. And beyond what's happened in the united states last week with comma harris. It's an important step. And i think it's it's good especially in this time where i worry about a little bit of backsliding on on equality and things really good Newspaper reports in the global mail in canada over the weekend illustrating What sort of The not the political sphere. But what the business sphere has looked like and and what has changed throughout the pandemic. and the there's really been some backsliding on equality in boardrooms and the c. suite level for businesses across the country. Where it's even more male dominated. So i think in the political sphere is quite important as well to see this and i think it is a step forward. It's it's it's real simple to not only the eu partners but people around the world that especially Miskelly she's a young woman as well so i think that is important for For the country and for the projects that they'll want to work on in the u. It's knowing that estonian. I was to female leader still does change the way you see the country. Can i just say great pronunciation. I take outs from the proximity between estonia and finland. You're probably the only person on the show getting that right The language is very similar. Quick question for you. Marcus to turn on you they are. We can't quite understand each other. Words have different meanings because those two languages separated thousands of years ago. But you can get a clue what i'm reading estonian. Newspapers don't always need many translate sometimes make sense in phoenix too. I mean i mean talking about estonia. I think it's just interesting. Look it's tiny nation of about one point three million people of course paul of the soviet union in the post. I think it will. It will make people turn their heads a little bit and wanted to know About a year. And it's you know it's been a country that perhaps people didn't not about until fairly recently but it's been doing a very interesting things it's oversee really tried to give it up to be open to Entrepreneurship of recent kind of quoting itself. the digital nation and and pioneering. This this thing could e residency which is basically allowing people easy access online. Things like banking and payment processing and taxation. So it's been very forward looking in that regard also in terms of Mobility in public transport. And things like that. So i think this will cement ready the fact that you do now have both the prime minister president who women just really We'll be good for for the. Brian will be good for. So powell will go online but those things i mentioned as well thinking. This is a progressive interesting european nation a. And maybe make people onto no more done not agree with us to this can be a boost. I soft power. You work with our business program the entrepreneurs and it mentioned residency for example. How estonia's trying to attract new talent do think this this indeed. The that's people read news at lies about estonian having to female leaders and they kind of want to know more about that country one hundred percent i think people will be watching this closely and thinking about what it means for their next move or opportunity perhaps a thinking of talon perhaps as a as a new berlin of course you create a welcoming environments and wait to see if people will arrive. I think back actually to a good conversation. I had with the founder of a company called your baticle which is based out of estonia and we had this exact conversation about how sort of a small nation like that can make itself attractive on the world stage for people to come. Obviously you pointed out the e passport there and the potential to to have people on there is it would be very attractive for someone working remotely of course for for perhaps a bigger multinational company based somewhere else For its quality of life. Great capital Close to a lot of other places and it's looking like a very vibrant startup scene. So i think you know you show people that there is a welcoming environment in a social sense. And it can do wonders marcus. I really think until a really help. The country selling itself abroad

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European Union Warns AstraZeneca Over Reduction In Vaccine Shipments

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01:36 min | 1 year ago

European Union Warns AstraZeneca Over Reduction In Vaccine Shipments

"Let's start with an argument. That's being brewing between the european union and with nineteen vaccine suppliers after astrazeneca and pfizer biontech. Both set production problems mean they cannot supply the expect at numbers the eu has now wants the producers. they must deliver create vaccine supplies. There are fears that reductions scoot seriously. Slow down the vaccine. Rollout in the union gwendolyn peel. Who used to be the financial times correspondent in berlin gave us. He's view on this arguments. Sent the eu has got. I think a real political problem. They have clearly been slower in ordering in advance enough vaccines to get that population vaccinated in good time. They're way behind both the us and the uk who spent about seven times more up front than the e you did. And i think the truth is that the uk and the us showed they were prepared to cut corners and the eu has been terribly bureaucratic about the whole thing. So that's one of the problems they've got to deal with and it's ironic. Because of course. The very first vaccine was developed developed in germany and being exploited in the us. But we are talking about in manufacturing terms a huge operation to get the sheer quantity of stuff produced. And i think that's what we're seeing now. We're seeing that the actress producing these vaccines a really struggling to manage the

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Joan Baez, Garth Brooks to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

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00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Joan Baez, Garth Brooks to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

"Two actors and three musicians will be the recipients of Kennedy Center honors, which have been rescheduled for May after being delayed because of the Corona virus. Pandemic correspondent Margie's Ar Letta has more actors Debbie Allen and Dick Van Dyke Country singer Garth Brooks, folk musician Joan Baez and violinist Midori will be the next recipients of the Kennedy Center honors. Usually, there's a big gala with tributes in December. This year. The center is working on a different sort of event or maybe serious of events in May that will be filmed and shown June 6 and Marty's Szaroleta

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Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May

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00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May

"Two actors and three musicians will be recipients of Kennedy center honors which have been rescheduled for may after being delayed because of the corona virus pandemic I marches are a letter with the latest actors Debbie Allen and Dick Van **** country singer Garth Brooks folk musician Joan Baez and violinist Midori will be the next recipients of the Kennedy center honors usually there's a big gala with tributes in December this year the center is working on a different sort of event maybe series of events in may that will be filmed and shown June sixth on CBS Ellen says it will feel like a return to something not total normality but something brick says whatever it is it's going to be cool

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Kids have regressed due to COVID restrictions, with some going back to diapers

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02:02 min | 1 year ago

Kids have regressed due to COVID restrictions, with some going back to diapers

"Others have regressed back into diapers what this is for real. This is a real. Ab story is from the ap. News dot com. Wow evidently i imagine of the younger ones right maybe three or four years old that are regressing back into diapers and not like eight year old. Don't even understand how that can happen like normally when you're a kid. Midori regression from lack of stimulus. Perhaps yeah i mean. I hope they talked to some expert here at some point to explain how this can happen. Because normally at least my recollection now. I don't have a detailed memory of this but isn't it generally the case that it's like. Hey you're a big boy now. You didn't have to like. Have mommy help you or daddy help you with going to the bathroom the bathroom or whatever you got you got it all on your own son or daughter. Good job you know. Here's a gold star. We'll take you out to dinner or gig get some desert or whatever the some sort of reward. There's the reward of you did it yourself the pride in being able to do that yourself. How could you possibly regress back to that. And be like mom. I just wanna pee my diaper again. Can you get me a diaper again. What how does that even happen. Maybe it's another failure of the parents who as we suspect are so lazy. They're just feeding their kids. Finger foods slap in diapers on the kids. They're like we don't want to get off the couch. So here you go. I don't know how second because the parents are buying the diapers right. I presume they're not making them you. Yeah you would imagine the first time that you're fully toilet. trained child. Use the bathroom in their clothing. That you would stop buying diapers one and you would address that with them instead of just okay. what. I don't want to deal with this here. Put some vipers back on but that that was the choice that these parents clearly deliberately made. That's the only way that a shout cam regress back diapers. The child would have to accept what the parent was doing to it

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Children are losing basic skills under virus restrictions

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04:27 min | 1 year ago

Children are losing basic skills under virus restrictions

"A new report from the. Ap surprisingly children are losing basic skills while under the corona virus restrictions. The reason the surprises me is because you very rarely hear anything in the mainstream media about the horrific downsides of these lockdowns like suicide suicides the drug addictions the domestic abuse increases but here. Evidently children are losing some extremely basic skills. According to the ap some young children have forgotten how to eat with a knife and fork. Which to me is odd. Because that's i never used a knife at school. When i was eating and i just don't understand the connection between these two things. It seems like the most most of your eating with a knife and fork is going to take place at home because you're not eating steaks at the school cafeteria. Specify that it was at school it did not okay. It's restaurants maybe the only time children use forks and knives or at restaurants. I don't know. I don't know what kind of family you had in in mississippi or whatever but we had a knife and fork night when i ate at home like that was just standard table settings. You'd have a knife and fork and that there was going to be some sort of whom meet that required a knife. I mean we wouldn't have a spoon out if we weren't going to eat anything. That was a liquid sure. Yeah i mean. I see what you're saying but usually there was enough variety to where you would have. You would use a knife and fork and a spoon often enough to where you'd retain what i don't understand here is why you're still eating during the pandemic so-called pandemic eating pizza that the problem that would be my speculation based on personal experience on hamburgers or something like that finger food. That would be my guess. Yes they're not eating. The parents are so lazy. Then i don't. I don't cook my own food either okay. So but i'm not feeding this crap to a kid but that says eat good even though i don't cook it that said even though i go out and and we'll get to jamaican food or something like that. I'm almost always eating it with a knife and fork so it must be all finger food that these these kids parents are buying them otherwise. How could they possibly lose that skill. It's a daily thing that you do. That's an excellent point. It has to just be finger food sandwiches. No other crap. Yeah so others others have regressed back into diapers what this is for real. This is a real. Ab story is from the ap. News dot com. Wow evidently i imagine of the younger ones right maybe three or four years old that are regressing back into diapers and not like eight year old. Don't even understand how that can happen like normally when you're a kid. Midori regression from lack of stimulus. Perhaps yeah i mean. I hope they talked to some expert here at some point to explain how this can happen. Because normally at least my recollection now. I don't have a detailed memory of this but isn't it generally the case that it's like. Hey you're a big boy now. You didn't have to like. Have mommy help you or daddy help you with going to the bathroom the bathroom or whatever you got you got it all on your own son or daughter. Good job you know. Here's a gold star. We'll take you out to dinner or gig get some desert or whatever the some sort of reward. There's the reward of you did it yourself the pride in being able to do that yourself. How could you possibly regress back to that. And be like mom. I just wanna pee my diaper again. Can you get me a diaper again. What how does that even happen. Maybe it's another failure of the parents who as we suspect are so lazy. They're just feeding their kids. Finger foods slap in diapers on the kids. They're like we don't want to get off the couch. So here you go. I don't know how second because the parents are buying the diapers right. I presume they're not making them you. Yeah you would imagine the first time that you're fully toilet. trained child. Use the bathroom in their clothing. That you would stop buying diapers one and you would address that with them instead of just okay. what. I don't want to deal with this here. Put some vipers back on

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Coronavirus in France: Curfews to come into force in several cities

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02:09 min | 1 year ago

Coronavirus in France: Curfews to come into force in several cities

"Let's begin here in Europe as cases of Corona virus continue to rise across the continent governments have been doling out new restrictions from a citywide curfew in Paris in seven other French cities to right here in London, which will move into high alert level on the traffic light system. That's already looking like a speed bump to progress a few short days after it was implemented earlier this week we. Heard from Mongols Health and science correspondent nets. Dr To Chris Smith and he explained why lockdowns may cub infection rates but are really in some sense just delaying the inevitable. I am skeptical and the reason I'm skeptical I think is an information deficit. I haven't actually seen the case made for. If we do this, this happens if we do this, this happens and this is how certain we are behind these numbers. Remember it's only a while ago. That someone said we're going to shop pubs at ten o'clock at night, and this is going to reduce cases. This is going to reduce transmission. Yes. It will reduce transmission in the pub but what models and maths equations don't foresee is the predictable unpredictability of people, which is they then go out of the pub in the street mass transmission out there are back to someone else's place mentality with a whole bunch of of takeout and far more. Transmissions in that setting. So I think on the one hand if you just the question would lockdown translate into fewer cases on say, yes. If you then the questions about differently, what are the long term repercussions of this does this actually translate into a long term difference in the trajectory difference in outcome well, more people die later, just not today those are the sorts of questions we need to see set out so that we can all be. In the decision making because at the moment is coming across as a bit of some some people with big brains of said this, and this is what we're gonNA do based on some other input from some economists and I don't think he's transparent enough and I think is now is critical more than ever to take the public along for the journey to because that is missing at the moment morale is falling support is wavering, and if we're GonNa make these things, work evidence proves to us we have to have everyone on board onside an all acting together decisively otherwise, we would just fiddling while Rome Burns.

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Canada Finance Minister Quits Post Amid Charity Scandal

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03:42 min | 1 year ago

Canada Finance Minister Quits Post Amid Charity Scandal

"Look at a chapter of political tunnels. Now here in Canada where yesterday the country's finance. Minister Bill More No. Long one of the prime minister's closest political allies resigned it follows lingering ethics scandal that has surrounded Trudeau's government for some time by this stage well, today a little earlier prime to treat. That Christie Freeland Canada's deputy prime minister would replace bill more now at the finance ministry becoming the first woman to hold that post Donyell. The murmurings around bill more knows future had been simmering hearing the Canadian Press for several days. By the time, his resignation announcement came last night. What's your reaction to? What is yet another high profile resignation from Shudo's cabinets in the five years of says since he took office. Yeah, quite a quite another big controversy four Trudeau in the middle of summer I think you know off the bat whatever reason the liberals are given. Four giving for more knows exit here is a messy one that. It was said that he wouldn't be seeking election. Again, we'll be looking for other opportunities. We know that he'll be looking to helm the AC, which is a great post for him perhaps in a good career move. But at the end of the day, this comes down to. Another sticky situation for the prime minister that really threatens to derail the progress that they've made in. The coronavirus crisis namely their popularity with Canadians. But once again, another distraction for the prime, which raises questions about the ship he sailing and him as the captain let's say. This begs the question of whether Mr Trudeau is simply impossible to work with. Now this is just another controversy that comes only a week Tomasz after we spoke about the last controversy involving. The Governor General Julie Pie itch and the toxic workplace she's been accused of creating butts. The liberals the government to appoint a successor in Canada's first governor of the Bank of Canada and Christina Freelance who held the interesting post of Deputy Prime Minister and not a lot of Canadians were used to to that role before Justin Trudeau but she is his most senior cabinet minister and and now most trusted ally. But that group of People Tomasz as you know is is getting shorter as the months go on. It's seeming time and again, like Trudeau is is just a very tough guy to work with and when he doesn't get his way, well, you get run out of town we should also point out that. Bill, more know. Perhaps. Put. His foot in it and didn't help the situation on on the fact that he wasn't agreeing with the prime minister but we can set that aside they didn't handle that well but also a big controversy besides this is this we charity, of course where. He and his family and the Finance Minister and Bill Maher. Now both have personal and family ties to this charity and should have recused themselves. I don't think that. The, the picture, four Canadians by I think that picture. is becoming more and more for. Canadians. Like. An elite privilege class squabbling over not being able to work together and I think that really does not play well, obviously trudeau lost. His majority after the last election and who knows where it's it's going from here because it doesn't seem like he's going to be able to keep some of his top ministers around for very long?

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Belarus Election: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Flees Country Amid Protests

Monocle 24: Midori House

03:28 min | 1 year ago

Belarus Election: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Flees Country Amid Protests

"The leader of the opposition in Belarus, Atlantic sky has fled the country to neighboring Lithuania following. Sunday's presidential election in Belarus protests have continued in the country following the election results in which the country's longstanding President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory with some eighty percent of the vote. A result opposition claims was rigged Chris Show Max Fat Lana. Posted an emotional video to supporters explaining why she'd fled the country predominantly she said to ensure the safety in the well being of her children she ran for the presidency in place of her husband. Of course, Sergei T Shanansky who we know is in prisoner political charges in Belarus what's the latest reaction from other countries around batteries speed looking on at the fallout from the election on Sunday Chris well. The reaction has been one of, of course, criticism of the vote that took place and calling for calm in terms of how Belarus Belarus majorities should deal with protests. The European Union, which you know is argued be key of course, the EU and the US have criticized the vote but the E is is particularly key with Belarus being you know sort of between the European Union and Russia if you will. In terms of the spheres of influence, and there has been some talk of renewed sanctions from the EU. A lot of that sanctions talk interestingly is coming from Poland while the on another side neighbor Hungary's against sanctions. So it'll be interesting to see what kind of developments come from the EU in terms of what they can actually do to try and to try and influence anything that is happening in Belarus. The irony is that the EU actually lifted many of its sanctions back in two thousand sixteen ended asset freezes and travel bans against Lukashenko and about one hundred and seventy other people. The decision at that point looking back was actually unanimous among foreign ministers they cited improving relations. With Belarus although an arms embargo was still kept in place a certain amount of sanctions. So not everything was. Returned to normal. But there for the question now is could the e U reintroduced those kinds of sanctions that it had in the past on targeted individuals including Liquor Shaneco the question is whether this will really have any major effect was under Lukashenko has not been particularly interested in joining the e U along running sanctions already in place you know were put in place after the disappearance of opposition politicians way back at the turn of the Millennium gives you a sign of how long this has been. Has Been going on. so that you could try to react with further sanctions, but it has tended in some ways to see as in Russia's sphere of influence perhaps in terms of Russia. Putin was of course, quick to recognize the results. will be watching closely. You would imagine if anything near what amounts to a revolution starts to to come about in Belarus but the there has been also some talk from analysts saying, of course, they may favor a certain amount of instability if it helps to keep Belarus under wraps as it were an in Russia's sphere for the time being

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Back to business

Monocle 24: The Menu

03:30 min | 2 years ago

Back to business

"Pups, boss cafes restaurants have been allowed to open their doors here in England. But how difficult do the social distancing measures may get to have a profitable business, and what does the future of the hospitality sector look like well joining me in the studio? He's Adam Hollyman restaurant, consultant and phone. Gerow Code Hospitality Adam Welcome back to Midori, House Studio, one just Fyi you on the first studio cast. I'm having here for about four months. I hope you've been well. As I mentioned many places opened last week St. go to see many restaurants in many boss. Thanks for having me back Marcus and it's good to be back in Madari. House off decision on time. Yes, I, did pop around quite a few restaurants in central law. Saturday and Sunday about four restaurants to see what was going on in oversee support the industry that I work with and it was. It was Nice, because as I've mentioned to. If you people throughout this week, they were not too many alien to the restaurant, so yes, there were some tables spaced further apart than they normally would be in some restaurants, the waiters. Waiters were wearing mosques than in others. You had your temperature checked. And you also sanitize your hands, but otherwise it actually felt very normal pre cova times when you dined out and I think not such a great thing for the industry, and for the consumer that when you go and have dinner or lunch, and is meant to be a nice enjoy experience that it is because I think a lot of people were quite nervous as to how it would fail to a restaurant three months down. The line is the worst stove no. I mean obviously it's great that restaurants bars. Pubs have been able to open those familiar week now I think though the lockdown was probably in a way. Dare I say the easy bit for our industry. It's now the tough bit because you know. We've seen over the pulse week. That was an initial buzz especially in central London with some restaurants. You know they were busy, but sadly. Of, speaking to quite a few people this week is the businesses still very very slow and is going to be a real uphill battle for the rest of the year to get people into restaurants is the main issue getting people into restaurants all? The social distancing measures that you simply can't have very many people in these places. The social distancing measures they have impacted that, but I think the great thing from the government guidance that they issues. The hospital businesses was that it was just it was just guidance, and it's a very good thing that they've let restaurants choose how they should operate the environments and the dining rooms. That could have been far worse if they'd stipulated that you could only have X. number of. Of people per site with the tables had to be a certain distance in the fact is now one to plot as opposed to two meters, so yes, the social distancing it doesn't help because overseas had to take covers out, but for me I. Think the really big thing and a very good phrase. The other day Fogo fear of going out is that we've got to really try and. Persuade the nation that it is now safe to go out and have a drink. Have some lunch have some dinner? Because at the moment, a lot of people still don't want to go out twinned with the fact that you know especially in places like central London has no tourism will very very little tourism. A lot of the offices is still standing empty because people are working from home, so there's no events. There's no business lunches the being expensed so. So. The West End in the city is still very very quiet.

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Hexagon HxGN Content Program provides aerial imagery in response to COVID-19

A VerySpatial Podcast

01:40 min | 2 years ago

Hexagon HxGN Content Program provides aerial imagery in response to COVID-19

"I up the news. So this is Kinda cool. Ex-con geospatial has released the H. X. Jian content programme which has been around for a while. But they're providing free imagery to fight the Cova nineteen Crisis that we're all dealing with and as we all know. Data is the most important thing for addressing any of this stuff now. How much does imagery have to do with? How much does airline? Midori had to do with fighting a pandemic. Well you know I would argue that any amount of data that we can that help us understand the geography the under under lies? It is going to be useful. So the fact that they're putting this high quality of content available for people to use this pretty awesome. Now you do have to request it so To link in the show notes and find the link it's Info Dot content at hexagon dot com. But Yeah I mean we've seen a lot of information Last time we talked about how we were already seeing people doing research From January China and being able to see a drop in Issues in terms of pollution. Now that's been seen around the world as more and more countries are scaling back and basically asking people not go out So we continue to see that same type of thing and this is of the data that you could use to look at some of this some of the people's movements in relation to this so a lot of different things that we can take advantage of from any of these data

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Why do Muslim women wear burkas?

Monocle 24: The Briefing

05:38 min | 2 years ago

Why do Muslim women wear burkas?

"It is of course generally the case that women were is discussed an judged in a way that what men were is not that discussion and judgment is exponentially more intense. Certainly in the Western world where what? Muslim women were is concerned. To the extent that roughly nine hundred million women of wildly various nationalities cultures beliefs backgrounds at cetera often reduced to one garment. Which almost none of them. Actually wear a corrective now exists in the form of. It's not about the Burka. An Anthology of essays by Muslim women writers activists poets and more including two monocle twenty four contributors some Danny and Yasmin Abdelmajid. It's not about the Burka subtitled Muslim women. On faith feminism sexuality and race is edited by Mariam Con. I spoke to marry him at Midori. House earlier before we get into the contents of it's not about the Burka of let's start with the title of it because intern. Certainly if the way that the you know I don't need to tell you this but in terms of the way that the media discusses Muslim women in particular it has become about the Burka. Why do you think that is why the fascination with this one garment not really worn by that many Muslim women? I think it's many things I if I'm honest. But it's also so so many things being it's easy to use of lead or perpetuate or portray a group of people. If you say everyone is like this one thing everyone does one thing whereas one thing so it's that also we live in a patriarchal society so it's very much this obsession with women or women just in general and their bodies and having power over them and what they can win what they can't wear so very much From all sides within the Muslim community outside of it though I would argue that the Birkat narrative has been built on the outside of within the western sphere And so yeah that's where it comes from and to the reason that is not about the backer is it's not about the back is because back when me and my publisher looked into. It is the most politicized Tom. Or what around Masuma if you type in Muslim women burqas most likely unless it's changed in the last year year and a half and I very much doubt that with our current prime minister continuing tests? Fallas stereotypes I would. It's dillistone such Tom. Even though I can't I can't remember the stops for the UK Whitley but for France which banned the buck When they were in that legislation there was only about two thousand women wearing the buck in the whole sixty million population of the country. So I find that. Really curious that people feel the need to Control and portray missing minute specific way and it's just easier to control a bunch of people if you say everyone's this one traditionally submissive type of way so the idea is presumably then that it's not about. The Burke is a corrective to that. You get several female. Muslim writers to write about being female Muslims. If you want a show and say yes if you want the longer answer we live in a society that is capitalist on. You need to sell a market audience. Something they can recognize on the you know the Shannon's and the the you know Giles's and the Tom's need-we to recognize a narrative that has been built around Muslim women and it's not about the backyard the buck is what they recognize about. Masud women think. Oh this is great. It's going to be exactly what I know completely does the opposite so that very much. I didn't go into it. Thinking this book was not called. It's not about the bucket from inception. actually hated figuring out a title. It was the worst part of the entire process. I can guarantee you that And it was kind of a very bitter bitter part for me because I came to this realization that regardless of whether I wanted to or not I would have to undo a narrative that I played no part in creating So I did it by literally giving them the title and thought well the books not going to give you anything about. Boko the job. How did you go about assembling your roster of contributors very much so Research and People often think it was me and a bunch of Friends. Very much was not This is me literally so really trying to reach out to as many of women as I could from different spaces and spheres age-groups coaches religious practice within the Muslim community And saying Hey. I'm doing this thing. Would you like to be a part of and there wasn't any special person? It was literally just research googling and speaking different seen who they were influenced by as well and so so people like Yasmin Abdelmajid. Everything that happened with her in Australia was a huge thing and I had been following that and I really love the way that she carried herself but she was honest integrity. And then Salma Donnie. And Her TEDTALK mcquay regular voices. On nautical twenty four hours and. They are very powerful with that. Voice is an apologetic. And I knew I wanted that. But then I also didn't want this book to be a collection of known voices or without form. So then you know respectfully not to say the EPA didn't have platforms or even an audience but they weren't as well known Osama and Yasmin. Russell people like Jamila Heckman. Who writes about a struggle with mental health and You know the part that I wish you talked about was how she believed.

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"One here in London. I'm Daniel Bauge on today's program. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is back for a second term, but will his opponent claiming widespread cheating go lightly. And what does the result mean for the economy security, and future of the world's third largest democracy? My guests Samir shackle and Brian class, we'll be discussing reaction to the results and the day's other top stories including what do reports of money laundering against the Trump organization mean for the president and the overall conversation about corruption in major, western democracies, and we look at why the UN general assembly is likely to hand the CIA goes islands back to Marissa's and why so many nations have cited against the UK's claim all that. Plus, how does the new airport affect the already? Overcrowded Machu Pichu. That's all come here. Ahmadou house with me Danube h. Welcome to Midori house. My guest today are journalists, Amira shackle, who specializes in social affairs, politics, race and South Asia, and Brian Close, who's an assistant professor in global, politics at University College London, and a columnist for the Washington Post, welcome both to the program and back to Madari house. We start today's show in Indonesia, where Joko Widodo has just one another term as president of the world's third biggest democracy. He won by a fifty five percent. Fifty five point five percent margin over his opponents. The former general propo- sue Benneteau, who had alleged widespread cheating ahead of the final tally. Once this is expected, Samir. Yeah, I think it was, it was tights, and then the last race when these tools that came up against each other. But I think it was broadly expected, that would would win. But I guess we've seen around the world, lots of kind of upsets of. Votes. Particularly where there's a kind of nationalist, strongman type, which is definitely what pro was. He's the son-in-law of the former dictator Suharto. He's very, very much nationalist us really kind of playing to the conservative Islamist faction of the electorate and yeah, I think it's it's probably good..

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

04:25 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"You live from studio one here in London. I'm Juliette foster and on today's show an economic miracle is taking place in the United States. And the only thing that can stop it. Our fullish wars politics or ridiculous partisan investigations off to the after many and delays. Donald Trump finally delivers his state of the union address. Was it a roadmap for his government or a rallying call to the faithful in the run up to the twenty twenty election? The president says a summit with North Korea will go ahead later this month. Can he cut a meaningful deal with the reclusive nucleus state? Or is it all just smoke and mirrors, my guess? Call open euro, and Jeffrey, how'd we discussing this and the day's other top stories, including old enough to play politics? But too young to be taken seriously. Why is thirty seven year old Japanese MP? Demanding more Arias P E C T I under the anger of leading British radio. Show says he's retiring this year, we'll be asking whether the era of personality led journalism is coming to an end ought to come here on the Dory. House with me Juliette foster. Welcome to Midori house. My guess today. Our caller Banura who's senior teaching fellow in southeast Asian politics at so us and Jeffrey Howard's Jeffrey is the lecturer in political theory at University College, London jilts gentlemen, welcome both of you to the program. Well, it finally happened. Donald Trump delivered his state of the union address to congress and a prime time television audience, the US president was opposed of made the eighty two minute speech in January, but his standoff with the Democrats who refused to give him more than five billion dollars to build a border with Mexico put pay to that unsurprisingly. Mr. Trump used the occasion to reiterate, his promise to build that wall at the same time he called on politicians in both houses to put aside the divisions and to work together in a spirit of unity. This is a question I'm going to throw into to both of you. So who who owns it you can decided amongst yourselves? But what did you think of? About this speech run of the mill or did either of you go into it with with no expectations. Really, you know, we had the first more than one hundred years or so of the Republic with the state of the union being written by hand and delivered to congress. And then the members of congress would read it, and then everyone would go home and last night. Maybe think we might want to return to that arrangement. I mean, this this bizarre ritual. I mean has become pretty devoid of substance. So the president didn't really articulate very many concrete policy proposals. Last night. He made a bunch of remarks along the lines of we need greater unity that that couldn't have come off as less disingenuous. I mean, clearly the president nothing. He's done it suggested that he's remotely interested in actually acting on these sentiments, and so people who who watch Netflix last night instead of the state of the union didn't really miss much a waste of time. I think that thoroughly run of the mill perhaps is a sim sign that Trump is attempting to act presidential in so far as he didn't actually say anything that was remarkable. You know, what was missing from this were direct attacks against the Democrats on the wall. It's it appears that in the midst of all these true like the stream of truisms that came out of his mouth. And in some cases, exaggerations of fact that somebody must have told him this isn't the place to take on the Democrats, especially when it's not clear exactly how negotiations are going. And so I think that he my my what I'm fascinated by with Donald Trump in terms of public speaking is that many people on the right believe that he is the second great communicator, you know, that he has a he's reading. Rian reincarnation of Reagan. And I think that previously in terms of that televised speech. I was impressed with that speech. And so far as he was able to kind of weave this narrative about the wall in ways that he simply hadn't before. But this this demonstrate this this went back to two old school Trump in front of a television type where he's really incapable of delivering the kind of pithy lines that are put in front of him..

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"And after maroon five said, yes, they came under tremendous pressure publicly to turn it down. They didn't turn it down, and they delivered this completely forgettable performance that does seem to be engineered to just not caused attention to anything or anyone of note. I mean, some African American artists did, of course, perform. Notably. We've maroon five and Gladys Knight sang the national anthem beforehand to say nothing obese leave the many many African American players who actually took part in the game. Mary is there a is the basically a problem the NFL is avoiding addressing here. I mean as as Peter correctly points out there is Colin Kaepernick has been forced into retirement because of a political stance that he quite reasonably took. Nobody I have radio heard from thinks there is any good footballing reason why he's not currently a starting quarterback. Ha have we actually kind of forgotten how how how scandals and monstrous this is? Well, I certainly had forgotten or at least you because few months ago, this was all at the top of news everywhere. And now somehow it's not so only just sort of floated back with the Super Bowl, but it's sort of like to return something slightly more frivolous. Which is in some ways. It almost seems as though our positions are being reversed because the the UK sports in the UK national sports never used to have all this sort of show biz razzmatazz around them the most that you got was must band during the during the Cup final half time. Now, you have opera renditions of the mutiny of the national anthem all those things and that is straight borrowing from from the United States. Pleader, basically does bring us to the end of today show up marriage, isky? NPD goodman. Thank you for joining us at Midori house. The show was produced by Augustine match. Larry research by financial Augusta per Sheku, Android. Good. Rick STDM manager was Christie Evans this music, next nineteen hundreds and monocle culture show. This more on the day's main stories on the daily at twenty two hundred all be back with Madari house. Same time tomorrow eighteen hundred London time, I'm Andrew Mullah. Thank you for listening..

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"So, you know, this is not it's not a viable candidates vanity project and Trump is sort of goading him that tweet that you're referencing about the the rent. He says, you know, he doesn't have the guts to do it. Because Trump would be delighted to have Schultz in the race will say said that Trump is a small him. Yes. Which also all isn't too smart as Trump. I mean, but this this is the only real path if you were to hold the election right now against generic democrat, Donald Trump, Donald Trump would lose. There was a there was a poll that said will you definitely vote against Donald Trump. And he had fifty seven percent said, yes, I mean that that is an impossible statistic. If that were to hold up going to the election, the only possible way he could win the electoral college, therefore. Is to split the vote siphoned off votes from the democrat into the independent run and Schultz could actually do that. So it's why Democrats are extremely up in arms against this candidacy, but also as well, Stephen look Schultz who set on standard, independent got Michael Bloomberg another billionaire who may some the Democrats know all these other multi-billion rich simply using the ball to play at politics, and frankly on the public sick of this because these guys are elites because they got big fat wallets one would hope so really thinking back well sort of four years or so when there was a decent human being in the White House. In fact, decent human being with a very decent wife as well. You know, it that seems the Obamas bomb. The mall that that that time has has has he is president has gone. The just the better. They look I mean, they you know, I wish I wish that she'd run for president because I think she'd get in. But I think he's had enough opponents to, but I think that no I hope that, you know, the the experience of Trump will make enough Americans think actually, you know, we need someone who doesn't understand politics who doesn't understand what needs to be done because you know, what they've got at the moment is just disastrous. I mean, you know, this this clown who shoots his mouth off. Who's who never told the truth? I was reminded. I was talking to someone that weekend. And we was discussing in said, you know, one one death is a tragedy in a thousand is to tick. Well, it's the same. Trump's lies one would be tragic. But now the Justice ticks all not so pre notes that brings us to the end of today show seasons Yellen Brian class. Thank you both so much for joining us here at Midori house today show was produced by Augustine much Larry research by Nando Augusto Pacheco. And math LeBron and our studio manager what Kenya. Scarlet more music next to that one thousand nine hundred dollars. It's the Monaco culture show, and we'll have more of the day's main stories on the monocle daily at twenty two hundred Midori houses back at the same time tomorrow that's eighteen hundred London time and Juliette foster.

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"And so the question here is if he says I stand with the opposition. If you crackdown on the opposition, we will intervene, you know mastery. Protests can get out of hand so can mastery protests that are backed by splinter groups from within the military who are upset at the direction the country. So if things go very badly Trump's bluff could be called where there could be bloodshed towards the. Position. And that'd be a very dangerous situation both for Venezuela and for international security, but what about the the American public in this because look before not I'd like to throw this to both of you. I talked about the base and could could this fair of eighteen the base given that they feel that they've been let down so fall on the whole issue of the wall that cetera. Could that at perhaps, it's some sort of a break a restraint on Donald Trump because this man is very sensitive to the polls in how he Stanton's because he does say, he's a genius. I mean, look, I I think that there's the base has really interesting tendencies when you ask them questions in polls about ice that effectively are proxies for isolationism. They tend to support them the America. First message resonates on the other hand when they say America is going to go and send in troops and set the world to rights. They also support that it's a very strange dynamic where it's sort of like the patriotism running up against the idea that we should spend money back at home. And so, you know, I don't think a lot of the ideological foreign policy preferences of his base, are terribly fixed. And I think it's much more about Trump, quote unquote winning. And so he could sell them on Venezuela. You know, sort of pro freedom he might package it that way. And it could actually resonate in rural America his basis splintering, though because of other things, and that's why you know, maybe he wants to change the messages I said before so surely also because you know, it is the Americas. You know, this is not another Vietnam is not Afganistan. You know, you know, you're off you know, it's not quite on the doorstep. But it's it's close enough for the the base as you as we've been calling it to say, hey, you know, that's yeah. This is this is America. This is you know, we need to do something about this. Okay. So it's the only in the spin. You're listening to Midori house. Hey with meat you get foster Mike s Brian class and Stephen deal coming up next, the former boss at these Starbucks Coffee chain is thinking of standing as a candidate in the twenty twenty US presidential election, but is a billionaire businessman, the ideal leader superpower..

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"They will be bugs. So it will be followed wherever they go simply because they are they're journalist NASA journalist yourself before we came on this program. We just went. I love the fact that I'm invisible actually might not be. Yeah. I mean, I think we were saying you saying, oh, I'm worried about about the happening to me. And I said, no, of course. No, I'm I'm sure I'm much too relevant. But I think anyone that is that is working in the meteors, of course, under immense suspicion, but what it would say about China is if if you sort of worried about getting your phone tapped on pretty sure that doing that. Anyway, i'm. I'm. Phone. See your hands. But his anybody in Canada rushing to the show to get away phone anytime soon. Well, no just. Sort of twist in the tale. Here was controversial presence here and Justin Trudeau find lots of pressure coming from various quarters asking for him to halt can of any new sort of infrastructure investment by Wally. He was actually quite slow instead of making any kind of response to that, obviously. Because the sort of finances involved in those kind of deals a pretty significant to serenity nation's economy, really, but no there's definitely been a cooling off of interest for while way products. Or I think it's fair to say here in Canada for the past few months. There's this interesting thing the, but the the the suspicious of the tech world page, and we're now getting governments who feeling more emboldened to say don't invest in hallway, we're not going to while way, come to a five Jeep network this this difficult diplomatic row between the United States and China over tariffs trade was this the other the fact is I find it course, astonishing that all. Every other country doesn't say anything, and then one person goes, and then suddenly everybody salsa say, well, we don't have any hallway we know having hallway, and it's just that sort of global tipping point that everybody tries to reach isn't it? Yeah. It does seem like that. This this whole incident has been a bit of a domino effect situation. Ho who wall we have have been sort of arousing a few suspicions for awhile. And actually, it's not so much the smartphones is actually though sort of involvement in telecoms infrastructure, so providing five G for various networks, the company's been banned from bidding for government contracts in the US because the the intelligence services have raised questions about hawala ways links to China's ruling communist party BT have also had this ambition in the UK the beam removed from communications systems, even the Hawaii's invested about three billion in the UK on June. Federal prosecutors in Seattle also are investigating while we intellectual property theft, which is actually something China is often under sort of. Close is for that that sort of behaviour. But I think so suspicions sorta in the Rome of China and tech all becoming a little bit of a trend. I mean, I remember even discussing Google, and they're sort of furry into integrating censored Chinese search engine, and you do that caused massive uproar in in Google and Silicon Valley because you know, how can you sort of go there and because of their sort of suspected spine capacities? I mean, you you only have to look at the Zhang province, and the weeK' and all the information whistle slowly eking out from there to look at the mass surveillance state and their capacities to understand why people are thinking, oh, maybe, you know, maybe we'll pull back. Let's not worry here in the United Kingdom by the Chinese own Thames Water. In charge of building the high speed rail link, and apparently they might have something to do with on nuclear persons. Everybody said rest, easy, listening to miracle. Twenty four this is Midori has I'm Emma, Nelson and Milken chocolate patrons and Thomas Lewis a chewing over the weeks events in just a few minutes time. We'll be asking you. What are you putting no Brexit books? Stay with us. Very own monocle library is growing into a robust collection of well-turned out titles for an in depth.

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Monocle 24: Midori House

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"But essentially, I as a sort of less high-profile opposition leader, he was sort of able to work his way up I guess without causing too much fuss. And a lot of people saying that he's sort of been very heavily meant to it by another high profile position Nita Leopold Lopez on so I think he's sort of backing from from the right people. And because of his study less high-profile status has been able to we've himself up, and then clearly the US is sort of an almond then that s thing that that's an option as well for change. And you know, he declared himself president and three three minutes later. Mike Pence's is sort of saying that he recognizes it it's sort of a crazy situation then Canada Wade's until messiahs interested when he took about this this group called the Lima group because it's not something that I have took the better read extensively about which if says not necessarily that it was it wasn't. Isn't worth thing attention to but it didn't seem to really resonate among the Venezuelans much. No. And I think that's sort of perhaps being the trouble of the grouping. So far that's not to say that they have been sort of meeting fairly regularly and sort of sharing information fairly regularly to is with not the US isn't a part of that official grouping, but as page referred to, you know, Mike Pence coming actually thought of kind of makes it seem that the US is singing from the same songsheet as the group. I think you know, to give a bit of Canadian context, the true do Trudeau government since a came into office in two thousand fifteen has very much sought to sort of insert south pretty firmly within sort of international bodies or international frameworks and tried to take leadership roles within them rather than sort of taking a sort of more boisterous sort of unilateral stunts on things it wants to contribute. Pretty firmly bit wants to do. So in the framework of these. Sort of international bodies. Even if say some of them as you say don't have sort of a huge amount of traction in the sort of international consciousness as the Lima group, which was founded in two thousand seventeen has at the moment. Perhaps they'll be McGrew is about however, given that with that this pretty sort of new sort of crucial chapter it seems in Venezuela about sort of maybe sort of get its teeth. If you like in the international discussion at this crucial moments in Venezuela in one international body was called upon for help yesterday. It was a UN Security Council. US said we wanted an emergency meeting because of this and Russia said, no, it's an internal problem. They said not nothing to do with us. The the US has gained here is Russia's loss. Quite simply, the the relationship between Venezuela, and the US has been terrible absolutely terrible since nine hundred ninety nine and Russia's been able to profit, you know, it's it's a it's a Trump. Susan Maderas governments are left from. Socialist government. It's it's fall inclined to maintain relationships with Russia, which also has an interest in its well reserves and finding foothold in South America. So yes, of course, Russia's going to say, no, no, let's leave it up to them. But what it's really Russia's really hoping for is them Indira. We'll stay in power. And yet we have so many people who are taking to the streets. Not just supporting the duro, but those support. Guido's? It says people who find themselves perhaps with the voice that they haven't had for a very long time page. No, no, certainly I think sort of you don't have to be that rarely to understand the the people's relationship to to do. But he's going to have a lot of issues. I mean, he doesn't have an enable to get that support. He doesn't have the support the military that would be crucial in Venezuela. He doesn't have the support of this prem- court Theros is stocked with Maderas loyalists one of the largest state oil companies which accounts most of Venezuela's export earnings. They're still sort of siding with Madero. So he's going to have challenges ahead of him. Not just from the people, but from sort of the the structures within Venezuela, which is still loyal to mature. You're listening to Midori house with live on monocle twenty four the time here in London is just approaching eighteen ten and we had to Toronto..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

04:33 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"British company includes freeze dried fajitas is a life. Essential. We'll be discussing what we'd not be without? When the e u turns the tap off. That's also come Midori house with me, Milton. And the very warm. Welcome to studio one here at Midori house. It's Friday, so guests are very much in-house from one twenty four Milkin chug leeann page Reynolds and holding the foot in our Toronto bureau, our bureau chief that Thomas Lewis, welcome all a UN human rights official has warned that Venezuela could be a country on the brink of spy spinning out of control. Twenty people have died during protests this week and two men now claim to be president the incumbent nNcholas Maduro and the leader of the opposition one Gordo and the outside world is splitting into over who to support. Well, let's begin in Toronto Thomas from all all intents and purposes Venezuela is it the brink of something enormous, isn't it? It is and that Stephanie the view from the Canadian government as well. It's really I think try it in its own is at least to sort of lead the charge on sort of trying to bring some kind of reform to Venezuela from the outside at least it has sought to take leadership role in the Lima group, which was formed in two thousand seventeen with a group of Latin American nations looking at bringing democracy back to Venezuela. The latest developments are the positive twenty four hours again Canada has been pretty precipitous in sort of showing it support for the opposition leader. And this news sort of present didn't see if we can call it that at this stage. And I think, you know, this is absolutely sort of a moment of of I guess crisis in many ways. But also seems that Venezuela is now becoming a crucible for international pilots who want to have their stake in the kind of country. Venezuela should mean, I should be. Excuse me as well. We obviously have Russia and China on one side of the argument, the US, Canada and lots of Latin American nations on the other side to so it really does feel like a sort of. We're returning to sort of an era from times gone by radio where the great international pilots are sort of meeting in the crucible of a very sort of localized crisis. Be a national one invalid Suelas so still lots of questions on the table. I think at this moment of sort of the unknown in Venezuela. Mrs just very much laid out the international problem that we have a crucible a huge huge problem. The crisis in Venezuela that everybody is now beginning to Wade into and it's all started arguably because of Donald Trump. Yes. So just give its of background the US has how to strong foothold in Venezuela for much of the twentieth century. It's good strategic point. It's a very oil rich country in the US has had stakes that for a long time since Hugo Chavez is essential one ninety nine thousand nine the relationship has been though, she non-existent it's been it's been an inimical one and things have reached such Sunday in the country that that is enough populous port for someone to effectively take control. And and the and the US government is effectively it's quite clear trying to to create an opposition change. And as Thomas said this sort of goes back to that time to twentieth century in the US was installing puppet governments in in Guatemala and Chile, Nick. Paraguayan and so forth. And I think it's very sort of unapologetic and very obvious about the fact that it's it's it's involved in this this sort of mini coup. And as everybody else swells around on the outside deciding what to do with Venezuela in Venezuela itself page. We have nNcholas Maduro who has kept this terrible grip on his people his impoverished them, his divided them. He's caused millions to flee. And then I'll popes this man, one Guido whose name had been totally unknown to most of us in the outside world until yesterday. This thirty five year old fresh-faced guy. He says forget everyone else. I'm now. I'm in charge. Yeah. It's it's a very interesting and slightly worrying situation. You know Venezuela does need change. I mean, it's been an association of of of economic crisis since about two thousand thirteen food shortages Madison shortages, you know, hyperinflation. But yes, a lot of people are asking who is. Quite oh. I mean, he's a he's a thirty five year old trained engineer. He was only elected to the national assembly three years ago..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

04:32 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"The Tokyo metro says anyone who takes an earlier train for ten consecutive working days. We'll get a coupon for one free bowl of soba noodles one bowl for being early for work for ten days. Well, there's something good and being early for work all the time, but good deal. The need to give me ten BOS for one day. But this is probably me I'll fade into understand the the Japanese work mentality where getting really and staying late is a great badge of honor. And you sit there thinking yourself, I've got an even earlier and I'm eventually going to get a bone of noodles. It's all about perceptions. I don't think it would even be suggested in any other country in the world. But it's indicative of a real problem that well, I say real problem in the in in Europe, more businesses recognizing that because of online it's possible for people not to do five days a week nine to five flexible working coming at different hours, working from home. But the I'm desperately trying to remember the name of given to the Tokyo workers could minute men that could salaryman who am I I've spent time in Tokyo, it's actually quite amusing. But sad to what to be in a newsroom where I was. And after the bulletins over a nobody wanting to leave now, then a British news early p people leave very quickly they might yet. But watching seeing who is going to be the first leave there's a different mentality, and I'll pasta identity understand it. But I don't think it's a very good deal. Well, no matter what people are going to cram trains and buses and highways at certain times of the day because of sort of nine to five or thereabouts the world over isn't that right? We still have this. Even though I mentioned we can work online. We still have that all over the world. There is still this is working hours. Isn't that part of the problem? Yeah. I think flexible working would help. But I think they're more experiments now rounded, flexible working times. But I think you know, there's things you have to do around it as in has to be consistent people need to know when to get you. But I think, you know, why not it's the future and really being crammed into the one hundred ninety nine capacity. Subway, does not sound very pleasant at all. And there's a workplace I heard of which has a different way of getting people to avoid a rush hour is they have limited carpark spaces. So it's first-come-first-served. It's all people come in early to get. Sounds raise a word. They leave early too. I was I had position a few years ago. I lived in north London. And my the the unit the college I was working at was in south east London, and my journey through three trains and a bus took an hour and a cool toilet good day. And if on a bad day, I would come in to work on time, but feeling bruised and irritated and angry. And I used to warn my colleagues I was head of department at department. We said let me warn you had a bad journey. And I do think there's a serious aspect to. This is not the most efficient way of working when we're all crowding into city centres. I chew blinds. Subway lines train lines being extended here in London in China. I noticed today they've. Announced more subway stations. But there's a limit to how much we can physically. Cram people in an expected to work efficiently and work. Well, re really interesting. I think my colleagues will roll their eyes if they're listening. I'm quite evangelical about cycling, so I can just say that may solve some problems. But I would do almost anything to stay off the central line in London because I see how people arrive at the office after taking that. But anyhow, we shall we shall leave. It there that does bring us to the end of today's show I ever gave her an Linda you. Thank you so much for joining us here at Midori house today show research by Martha Lee studio manager, David Stevens. There is more music next. And then at nine thousand nine hundred hours it is Monaco on design with Mr. Josh venit. And we'll have more on the day's main new stories on the monocle daily at twenty two hundred with your host Emma Nelson. That's seventeen hundred in New York Midori house back tomorrow at the same time with me eighteen hundred London time, Daniel beach. Thank you so much for. Earning and goodbye..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"I'm Andrew Muller on today's show. If this deal a second, look, no it is not perfect. And yes, it is a compromise. But when the history books are written people will look at the decision. The United Kingdom braces itself for the imminent latest failure of its politicians to work out. What Brexit actually means? My guests Stephen deal, and pleaded Goodman, we'll be discussing this and the day's other top stories, including the degree to which we should be worried by Germany, not being quite as productive as usual. China's increasingly weird biting of Canada, and ROY one American college football team might be wishing they'd worked less hub this season. That's all coming up on the Dory. House on monocle twenty four right now. And welcome to Midori house. My guest today, Stephen de L D broadcaster and Russia analysts and PD Goodman, global economic correspondent with the New York Times. Welcome both and at the risk of driving listeners to run away to see we will start with Brexit here in London at some point in the next few hours, Prime Minister, Theresa may. We'll put the deal she has struck full leaving the European Union to the house of Commons. If pundits are to be believed and all unless she knows of a quick means of bugging around. Another few dozen knighthoods she will lose after which literally nobody knows what will happen. Least of all the people allegedly in charge of the process. A reminder that boy force of law as things stand. The UK will crash out of the EU without a deal in seventy three days. Stephen first of all let's deal, and or dispense with the probably most absurd unlikely up come here. Is there any chance at all? She somehow wins this thing if I were. Gambling man, which I'm not I would not put money on. I think it's there's been so many people she postpone this vote before Christmas because she realized that it was just going to be shot to bits and would never get through. What what she was looking for? Maybe he was hoping people would go Wayne being such a good mood as the new year came Christmas. They enjoy their families they'd gone away and then new year, and then maybe somehow she hoped that people think again, but all the noises that have come out apart from one or two people who said, oh, well, actually, I'm going to back to resume. But I think it was indicative that the house of lords voted last night. And okay, they don't have the by any means the final say and it somewhat symbolic, but their vote was three hundred and something to one hundred and fifty two it was more than twice the number voted against as voted for. So if that's anything of an indicator, then I don't think she's got a great deal of chunks and getting this through plead to this must be such good fun for an American to watch. Confirmation as if it were needed. The revolution was probably a good idea. Do you believe idea? What happens next suppose, she loses this thing and supposing she loses as most people predict quite handsomely. What actually does happen? And that's not a rhetorical question. No one really knows it with the caveat that no one really knows. All right. I including the participants themselves. There's a lot of win. I think it's you know, it's useful to remember that for the last two and a half years. Theresa May has been elaborately kicking a can down a very long road while perpetually looking for more road. And this is the moment were the road finally seems to run out..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"With the blunt quip and white dog turns ninety this month as all to come here on Midori house with me Juliette foster. Welcome to my Dory. House and my guess today after has Biedermann who the London bureau chief for press, and Tim Marshall editor of the what and the why dot com and the former diplomatic editor of Sky News, very warm. Welcome to both of you high. Now, let's start with the Turkish leader Richard type urge one because he has threatened to launch an all out offensive against Kurdish troops in Syria. If America delays pulling its troops out of the war-torn country in surprise announcement made last month US, President Donald Trump said that two thousand soldiers will be withdrawn from Syria. The news was welcomed by Turkey, which regards the Kurdish forces as terrorists. However, Tokyo officials have accused America of making a grave mistake in demanding assurances on the safety of the Kurds ahead of a troop withdrawal to say that this is a rather untidy situation. Tim is to put it mildly. Indeed. And let me get even more complicated. The Kurdish troops in question. Pretty. Much what the Turks regard as terrorists despite that the Americans have nominee and training them for some time. Now, so the Americans are imbedded with these goodish troops in northern Syria up to two thousand of them mostly special forces of that. And they are what is stopping Turkey making a third incursion into Syria to attack these Kurdish troops, and despite this rhetoric from Mr. Owen, I don't think they will do it. If the Americans are still in the way because America still has enough leverage. And what has happened over the past week is after Mr..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"I'm Daniel Bauge on today's show over the years. Thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost. If we don't act right now. President Donald Trump called for support for his border wall in a televised speech last night. But what responsibility do television networks have four broadcasting. His factually loose rhetoric. My guests Carlo Manera and Mary digest ski. We'll be discussing this and the day's other top stories, including the latest on the Saudi woman detained in Thailand and be ongoing spat between France and Italy, which is now getting cultural, and we'll ask what happens when a leader is undermined by their predecessor that's all to come on Midori house with me, Daniel beach. So welcome to Madari house. My guest today are married to Jesse a columnist for the independent end for the guardian and former foreign correspondent in Moscow Paris, and in Washington and Carlo venero senior teaching fellow in southeast Asian politics at so as welcome both back to the program we start as we often do on Madari house in Washington DC where last night President Donald Trump gave a much anticipated speech aimed at bolstering support for his even more antiquated border wall. It was his first national address from the White House, but he didn't declare an emergency as some had predicted which could have seen him undermining congress to get funding for his much-desired wall. Is there a case Mary for channels like CNN who've been repeatedly criticized by Trump to just not just not broadcast at all what I come from this from a bit of a different place because I was amazed. This was a question Thome because it seemed to me that, you know, the president is elected president of the United States. And if he wants to address the people of the United States than it seems to me he's got every right to do that in his terms and the idea that the broadcasters, which of course in the United States are largely privately funded. Unlike public service broadcasting say in the in in the UK and the BBC which is so dominant they apparently sort of taking a rather market-based battle. So rather moral attitude to this as to whether they should really carry it because you know, Trump is the sort of president, and they don't know whether he'll be factual and all the rest of it..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"I'm Daniel Bauge on today's show over the years. Thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost. If we don't act right now. President Donald Trump called for support for his border wall in a televised speech last night. But what responsibility do television networks have four broadcasting. His factually loose rhetoric. My guests Carlo Manera and Mary digest ski. We'll be discussing this and the day's other top stories, including the latest on the Saudi woman detained in Thailand and be ongoing spat between France and Italy, which is now getting cultural, and we'll ask what happens when a leader is undermined by their predecessor that's all to come on Midori house with me, Daniel beach. So welcome to Madari house. My guest today are married to Jesse a columnist for the independent end for the guardian and former foreign correspondent in Moscow Paris, and in Washington and Carlo venero senior teaching fellow in southeast Asian politics at so as welcome both back to the program we start as we often do on Madari house in Washington DC where last night President Donald Trump gave a much anticipated speech aimed at bolstering support for his even more antiquated border wall. It was his first national address from the White House, but he didn't declare an emergency as some had predicted which could have seen him undermining congress to get funding for his much-desired wall. Is there a case Mary for channels like CNN who've been repeatedly criticized by Trump to just not just not broadcast at all what I come from this from a bit of a different place because I was amazed. This was a question Thome because it seemed to me that, you know, the president is elected president of the United States. And if he wants to address the people of the United States than it seems to me he's got every right to do that in his terms and the idea that the broadcasters, which of course in the United States are largely privately funded. Unlike public service broadcasting say in the in in the UK and the BBC which is so dominant they apparently sort of taking a rather market-based battle. So rather moral attitude to this as to whether they should really carry it because you know, Trump is the sort of president, and they don't know whether he'll be factual and all the rest of it..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

03:38 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"You live from studio one here in London and Judy at foster on today's show. I made it Blair a national emergency dependent there. What's going to happen over the next few days? But I think we're going to have some very serious talks Monday Tuesday, Wednesday the US government shutdown entered its third week to resume still battling to get her. Brexit deal through parliament while FRANZ prepares for more protests by the yellow jacket movement. Why all western governments in crisis. And is there any way out of the turmoil? My guests Mary shackle and Quentin peel will be discussing these days are the top stories including a week after elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A winner has yet to be declared the government calls for patients. But is it trying to Rick the results and outcry in India after speakers at prestigious science conference claim that ancient Hindus had guided missiles and invented. Stem cell research. That's all to come on Madari house with me Judy at foster. Welcome to Midori house. My guest today are Samir shackle. And Quentin peels Samir is a freelance journalist writing for the new statesman. The guardian the German national broadcaster Deutsche Avella and others and Quentin is associate fellow of the Europe program at Chatham house. That is the not for profit foreign policy. Think-tank welcome both of you to the program. Now, the big question what is happening to western governments, Prime Minister Theresa May's, urging MP's tobacco plan to get Britain out of the European Union or risk leaving without a deal. Donald Trump says the partial shutdown of the US government will go on if he doesn't get the five billion dollars. He wants to build a wall to keep Mexican immigrants out of America. While the French president Emmanuel Macron has brought in tough new policies likely to ratchet up tension with demonstrators who've taken to the streets of Paris and other major cities in a series of violent protests three. Three different crises. But what do they have in common? Samarra? Are we right to draw comparisons between them I think, obviously as with any kind of disparate bliscoll events in in different countries as those huge differences. But I think there's certainly aspects that can be compared, and I think the kind of a sort of general popular discontent, certainly there's been a lot of comparisons. Between the protesters in France, and the kind of overriding, whatever the initial causes of the practice, the overriding uniting feeling of of of being abandoned by political elites, which many people have compared to the Brexit vote. And the kind of tenor of the debate that came up to it and sort of censor saying you notice us to a system where people have felt disenfranchised and ignored by. And I think you could certainly trace the same sort of feeling and trend as many analysts have to the election of Donald Trump, which is kind of indirectly led to that the collapse. Is there? I think another point of comparison is perhaps around political polarization, which you see in the US with the government shutdown in a very direct way. And and let's not forget, you know, this is that it is now superseded in length. I think the the twenty thirteen shut down the Republicans are pushed while Obama was in the presidency, but the kind of political polarization that you're also seeing around the west and very much tied perhaps to this sense of disenfranchisement, and the feeling that the political system that caters more to the elites than everyday people. I'd like to stay at the idea of polarization because. Yes, Quentin that that is pretty evident..

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Monocle 24: Midori House

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"But they the the other thing that caught my attention was there was a statement put out by something called the United Nations office of Alta Spicer phase. Okay. You Nusa who knew that this existed? But they statement was to fall they wanted to reinforce a statute that the UN's had signed in nineteen seventy nine which states that firstly. No one owns the moon. So that would just signed to China. Look, we just need to underscore that. I'm in the second thing was that the moon should only be used for peaceful purposes. So so the UN Wayang in big time on this. China's you Kathleen is this a major statement from Beijing. Do you think are they trying to compete with the US and Russia, of course, they are. I'm less optimistic about what's going on. I mean that China has made made it clear. Beforehand that she wants militarized space. She made she has made it clear that she sees the moon and the asteroids as the South China Sea. In other words ought to be under her control. There's a it's there are lot of of minerals and so forth, which would give a lot of wealth. There's also ability to capture helium three which doesn't ring most bells for most people, but not only hold on. Not only does it provide a lot of energy and China is energy deficient. But also you can use it to help make nuclear bombs. Oh, well, something. Interesting interesting there NASA is banned from working with China. I as I understand it. But Phil certainly they'll be watching this mission closely, and what they can what they can learn from China. No doubt. For all of the raises that Kathleen is mentioned, but but also out of an idea of national pride so much of America's identity, especially in the last thirty forty years is being bound up in an idea of its technological superiority in space is being applied ground where it's been able to exert this this kind of self perception if you like and this is being directly challenged by China in the last twenty four hours. But Nick, generated all of a sudden the Americans found that the Russians were ahead of them. And what does happen is that Kennedy says the new president in due course, in a couple of years time says Americans will get to the moon. I. Well said and that does bring us to the end of today's show, Kathleen Burke, and Phil Clarke, thank you for joining us here at Madari house today show produced by Tom hall research by Daphne Kearney says and Nick Moni our studio manager was Christie Evans. There is more music next than at nineteen hundred hours. It is the urban est with Andrew tuck and join us tomorrow at midday London time for the briefing with all the day's top stories Midori house back at the same time tomorrow eighteen hundred London time with me, Daniel beach. Thank you so much for listening and goodbye. Sure.

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Monocle 24: Midori House

04:25 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"You live from studio one here in London. I'm Daniel Bauge on today's show we have to wait and see what happens at the Muller report. We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoided peach mint for a political reason. We'll just have to see how it comes. Congress is back and the Democrats now rule the house with Nancy Pelosi once again taking up the role of speaker, and she's not hiding. The fact Donald Trump will be under fire on a number of fronts. Plus, we'll look ahead to the twenty twenty election, and who might be on the ticket for the Democrats. My guests, Kathleen Burke, and Phil Clarke, we'll be discussing this and the day's other top stories, including long awaited and delayed elections are taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We take a closer look at the end of the six decade rule of the Kabila dynasty all that. Plus China heads to the dark side of the moon and Salta come on Madari house here with me, Daniel beach. So welcome to Midori house. My guest today are Kathleen Burke, professor of modern and contemporary history at the University College London, and Phil Clarke reader in comparative and international politics at so as welcome both to the program, we begin today in Washington where roll-call is taking place at this hour for the one hundred and sixteenth. Congress with veteran democrat politician Nancy Pelosi sent to be sworn in as speaker of the US house of representatives the appointment represents a shift in the dynamic of US politics with the Democrats having regained control of the house after November's midterm elections. Of course, it's not the first time. These seventy eight year old Pelosi has taken up the position she held the same role, the first female to do so from two thousand seven to two thousand eleven and much different political climate than of course. So how her tenor affect the shape of things to come in Washington? Kathleen, perhaps we'll start with you here, even before miss flow. See was. Elected speaker. She gave an interview yesterday to NBC suggesting that he's sitting president could be indicted in relation to the Muller inquiry. Of course, is this an indication there will be no holding back in investigating Donald Trump going forward. Well, no. I mean, what she actually happened is is to say is not to say that they will. It's to say, it's it's not impossible that it might happen. Which is a bit different. It was I think though exaggerated a little bit in the press. But what else is new? She's quite right to say. In fact, she's quite right to assert. My hope she really means that this is not a political issue. There have been two impeachments in American history. One Andrew Johnson ABRAHAM LINCOLN successor. And then of course, Bill Clinton neither was actually convicted in the Senate. I feel I should point out. So in that sense. It was it ventilated an awful lot of partisan anger and even hatred, but at the end of the day, it didn't do anything. And of course, Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. So just because he might be impeached in the house, it will probably go no further because the Senate is controlled by Republicans. I want to come back to that in a in a moment. And specifically talked about the Bill Clinton example, perhaps. But if we look ahead to what's on Pelosi's plate right now looking at the front page of the New York Times here it says same gobble, but whole new challenge for Pelosi. This is Kathleen com- completely different. Political climate than the last time she held the job. Well, the last time she held the job was under Obama, of course. And then she lost the job because Obama well because the Democrats lost control of the house of representatives. So in that sense. It wasn't anything. She did. It was because she was in the the sweep per democratic destruction of the democratic house. What the thing about about Pelosi is that she doesn't talk a big talk. She is a consummate politician. She grew up in Baltimore for her father was was mayor, and she knows everything about about holding phone calls about talking to people about convincing him about trading favors about all the sorts of things that politicians who accomplish things actually have to do. So I think that she's powerful not just because she's got back. Did she get back because why because they know she is incredibly..

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"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

04:13 min | 3 years ago

"midori" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Live from London. This is Midori house. I'm Ben Ryland on today's show the US gets a new congress tomorrow, but that government shutdown. Well, it looks at to roll on for a lot longer. Also ahead blows my mind that it took the killing of a Washington Post journalist for everyone to go. I guess he's really not a reformer. Meanwhile, every Muslim person, you know, was like, yeah. No shit. He's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, the American comedian Hasan. Menage catches the eye of be Saudi government, but shoot net. Flicks have pulled his comedy series. Joining me full analysis of the former diplomat join Everard and the journalist Michael Goldfarb, plus China makes its plans for Taiwanese unification bluntly clear, and if you want New Year's resolution was to finally right that screenplay. Well, we'll tell you why twenty nine teen could be you'll year. That's. Oh, come on Midori house starting now. And welcome to the Dory. House. My guest today. John Everard, the former British diplomat who's held posts in Belarus, Uruguay and North Korea and Michael Goldfarb, an author and journalist based right here in London. Happy new year to you both and welcome to ALPHA's program for twenty nineteen as well on a day that also happens to Mark the conclusion of the one hundred and fifteenth US, congress the one hundred sixteenth congress will arrive tomorrow to a government in the midst of a shutdown as fiery debate continues of President Trump's plan for a border wall. I must say a plan. That's not looking too good at the moment. Michael. It's always a blame game isn't at one suspects. Trump thinks is all hurting the Democrats at the moment is Iran. Probably not I one of the things that happened in the last month of twenty eighteen is that a lot of key staff kind of just left. Left and they had basically checked out over the previous sixty days. So the last quarter. He's had no good advice. Not that he listens to much. Good advice. This was a fight. He didn't need to pick. The wall is this thing for his base. Everybody knows there's not going to be a wall. There might be new stretches of barrier and to shut the government down with a new democratic house of representatives coming in leg by woman now to Pelosi who actually knows how to use the legislative process to get what she wants. I think it's a fight. He didn't need. So what we're going to see over the next week? Or so is they'll be I mean haggling, and whether there's actually going to be some kind of funding. This is the critical thing that in a budget Bill continuing resolution to keep the government open. There will be money for funding the wall, my guess is there won't be as much as he wants. It'll be 'cause medic and they'll all get back. To work eventually. But for now, it's a useless waste of time. But then what's the Trump presidency in a word, a useless waste of time. Well, join ever I suspect the Donald Trump might say that there's no such thing as a bad fighter picking fights is really a hallmark of his leadership style. If you could call it that and at the moment, at least, he seems to be dictating the terms of the discussion, even if that discussion isn't necessarily a positive one is it baps still doing him some good to four Trump to be seen to be out there packing. Some punches. I don't think it's true that there's no such thing as about fighter bad fight is one in what you look stupid to your own base. And I think Trump runs a real risk of society that happening he has to deliver this wall. He's staked his political credibility on it. And every time he has these great Nuremburg style rallies. The base bay for the wa-. All they don't care. What it looks like whether it's a fact or anything it says, it's become iconic, which means the Nancy Pelosi, mice cut, right? I mean, Nancy pleasant knows all about how to use rules. She can hold into ransom..

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