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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.
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
Brexit: EU to ask UK to return Elgin Marbles to Greece in trade talks
"Greece has demanded the return of the elgin marbles as part of a free trade deal with the European Union. Now Greece insists that the fifth century. Bc models was stolen by Lord. Elgin a British diplomat from the Parthenon Temple in Athens over two hundred years ago. They say that was a blatant act of cereal theft. That was motivated by financial gain now. Jonathan Greece's being after the return of the marbles ever since they were removed so as being the has brexit. I wonder emboldened Greece to push. Harder is this symptom of of Britain's weakened international reputation. I think it has Imboden. Greece's seen an opportunity to bring up the OAKEN Mabul clay if you like again Just to Spain we'll probably do so with Gibraltar. I think we're going to get a whole series of these one issue. elements coming in from individual EU countries as the negotiations drag
Putin holds annual press conference in Moscow
"It has become a regular highlight of this time of year Korea. Russian President Vladimir Putin's epic press conference at which he swats at a series of gentle medium pace full tosses served up by the obliging boulders of Russia's media and. I hope you have enjoyed hearing this cricketing metaphor as much as I enjoyed writing it. This year's press conference was lent added freestone indeed outright peak haunts by the fact that it occurs just a few days before Putin celebrates he's twentieth anniversary of power in Russia among those tuning in most monocle. Twenty four resident Russell file page Reynolds. Who joins me now? This is exciting. I know for you paid. You've been able to turn your hobby into your job. Why does Vladimir Putin do it just kind of amuse him? I think it's a good question I think The press conference is very staged Ashley how could it be. I think it's a good forum for him to Address pretty much all the issues in one sort of I was it's GonNa condense but it's not brief Andre. It's about four hours long and I think enables him to be incredibly well pads You know they're all suggestions friends that some of the journalists in there who asked questions might have been told what questions to ask sitting down Yeah nothing new the but he does have this When you watch it he does? He's he's very good at that. He's very good at filling these kinds of questions even the difficult questions. He'll sort of chuck a couple of jokes and he's often quite a sort of like playful and flirtatious with the women journalists which is kind of awful to watch But yeah I mean he addresses all issues you you know from very local issues sort of Very like a local politics in sort of Siberia to two very big questions. Nuclear Deterrence You in a foreign policy moves and I think it just I think actually sort of bolsters his his public opinion. So I'm interested in this thing of of Putin's humor unlike you. I do not have the advantage of speaking Russian so it is possible. Some of his jokes may lose something in the translation. But what do we learn is Putin's only deal of a genuinely good gag because you can of course tell an awful lot about a person by what they find amusing. Indeed I mean I think I think he likes to play on this idea that he is seen as this kind of Omnipresent kind of like villain I the whole Dr Evil I think he does and this idea that his power sort of like You know not check. I mean there's sort of a clip from a few years ago when agendas asking him about you know oh is he going to what does he think about. You know the going into the next elections and he says well of which country it's an and I think he uses humor almost kind of seemingly seemingly sort of breakout. What's actually may be quite serious? Point someone's trying to make an it seems reasonably effective from what I've seen. I must say I have not watched every a four hour press conference for the for the past of five or six years but maybe Christmas homework. One of the questions did get raise this year that he's going to be one of the questions raised Over the next couple of years is the one of his future intentions. He has now being in charge in Russia. Give or take his occasional handoffs to Dmitry Medvedev for twenty years The question was raised at this point about may be having a bit of a fiddle with the Russian constitution to spare him the inconvenience over a symbolic step down to observe term limits in future. Do you get the sense that he does plan to just basically bang on forever. I mean it's quite an interesting question we've had sort of Russia analysts in head Stephen and a mock as well. They've they've kind of hinted that she may be maybe he doesn't quite want to. Have you know the the top role anymore but sort of act as this kind of puppeteer so in the kind of role that sounds like it's by name but actually he's kind of making all the moves no one quite a worrying worrying Thing that was brought was Belarus Russia's relationship with Belarus in in which has very much hinted closer ties and perhaps even sort of Initial discussions about a union state and a lot of people are saying saying. Well if this does actually come to fruition that would enable Putin to stay on because suddenly you have an all new country as a new union. That's that's being created so I think Belarus is going to be something. We're going to be watching for. I think in twenty twenty
Putin meets with Ukraine leader Zelensky for the first time
"In Paris where talks due to commands between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine. It'll be the first time polygamy as Lansky ski has come face to face with Vladimir Putin and it comes off to five and a half years of deadly fighting in the east of
Tensions Overshadow NATO Meeting Intended as Show of Unity
"Start start with the ongoing NATO summit here in the UK it is meant to mark the seventieth anniversary of the military alliance bought. Disagreements have threatened to who over shadow celebration Robert. The summit began yesterday with us. President Donald Trump's attack on French president Mo mccraw as micro had earlier called NATO brain debt. What did you make a fuss? Well trump absolutely played to His his his absolute he. He was big completely consistent in that he likes strong men who he thinks like him and and he hates rivals. That's the crudity of it but I'm macron has come in for something of a beating not only for trump but also from the German leadership suggesting somehow the could be a displacement or replacement or winding down in Europe European security of NATO building up the defense component payment of the European Union e. e. d. u. and the other things that are which which Germany is not prepared to accept. It's not prepared to accept by the way also the NATO. I told him that they go up. Two percent of GDP. They say ten twelve years off that by the way if they were to do it tomorrow. That'd be the third military power in the world but the engagement with Russia is really terribly. Terribly important McCall the Italians particularly to say we must engage h with Russia You know that despite everything. It's a pity that the the the the NATO arrangements have really gone into neglect. The and this has enraged. Of course the new eastern part but cotton us of of NATO. There is real substance to this route. But I don't want to take cap the conversation dominated but actually there is more to macron's argument than the he's been given credit for. Let's talk about Russia moments bus but Carol s Robert mentioned our there are big questions now weaving the NATO over the future of the alliance over money also over Turkey's behavior do you think the summit in the UK. We'll find any solutions. I think this summit will be an attempt to paper over the cracks. I think they want to try and put on a show of unity. We've had the British prime. I'm Minister Boris Johnson. Arriving saying that it is one for all all for Juan and Jens Stoltenberg secretary general saying it's the most successful swill alliance in history because we've changed. The world has changed but I think the problem is that it hasn't sufficiently adapted to the changing attitudes. It's a some of its key players. that comment from President mccraw about NATO being brain dead was because he's looking at NATO which is after all a political as well as a military alliance you have now got in the American president trump. Someone who has questioned America's engagement in the alliance in the past that he's now saying he's committed a to it you have had Turkey which didn't even consult key NATO allies before waded into Syria. And what you've got now. Is this alliance that was constructed to join the the end to try and confront the Soviet bloc during the Cold War which hasn't hasn't really worked out what it strategic purpose is now and although there's a lot of talk now about what the attitude to will be with China but it will be towards sabree threats and so on it hasn't really worked out a new overall strategic direction and I think that's what President Macron was referring to so robots looking looking at this strategy and what NATO's functioning at the moment is there any agreement between the states member states over who or what is the the biggest threat at the moment is it is terrorism or what. Now this is This is high theology which has been around. I was at the think-tank forum-goer I'm Greg Cote engagement NATO. Yes Day and it was very interesting by the way how was generation split that a lot of young people. They had a lot of the debates. Only open people speaking from the floor if they are under thirty five sons a bit mad bit work but it was terrific. It was terribly important and you saw really. What a fundamental difference was? This is an an enormous area of debate. And you're absolutely right in your question and I'm going to illustrate it. Only with one anecdote with three prime ministers in succession on the stage together together with Justin Trudeau and marketer of the Netherlands are absolutely accomplished uric euro performer Ruta. But before him it was the extraordinary absolutely straight out of Borgen Earner Solberg of Norway. NSO book was asked to consider the whole scenario Korea. Russia the works they know about what is your greatest strategic threat. The melting of the Ice Cap Justin Trudeau was hopeless. He was absolutely his mother. The Sun was Apple Pie and hugging trees. Where really were ready for piece? Actually in fact he did down what the Canadians have been doing in Syria left Galveston than Don don good fighters most intriguing was Huta. You thought he would be the most accomplished God talk about a snake oil salesman. He would not put what his hand up for anything. Not even a commitment for about the second or third richest country in the EU a NATO putting its hind in its pocket to go to two few percent of GDP. He said No. We're not going to do it so that tells you where we are. There is a fractured leadership on generation. Lines absolutely what. Carol Carol said it. It's going to hold together for the time being but to come back to macron Laura detail in all seriousness. He did awesome very important questions because the foundation is a union of Democracies and Turkey. Certainly doesn't look much like a democracy to most of the allies now. Let's look at the dynamics between the NATO elitist. There's a newly released video that seems to show Justin Trudeau. Boris Johnson. Emily mccraw Make Fun of Donald Trump. Are they ganging up on him. Will it was some wonderful footage. which any of our listeners could probably find fairly easily with a a quick search on the Internet of them the reception at Buckingham Palace and they do seem to be poking fun at trump for waiting in with his own little impromptu news conference yesterday? I think we shouldn't shouldn't make too much of that specific incident but I think that what he does is show this This real concern that there is is on the suspicion of where from really is on this We know that he doesn't really like these. Multilateral organizations we know that he's he's been hugely critical of in particular many of the European members of NATO not putting sufficient funds and sufficient resources into the NATO part. He's been very critical of that. He seems so far on this trip to have been on his best behavior. Trying going to say that trying to stay out of the UK election which is something that the conservatives who are battling away with polling day just a week or so away now he he pulled back from waiting too much into the election campaign he has kept his comments. Pretty supportive of NATO. But I think when you saw that little Vignette of the other world leaders apparently mocking trump underlying that is all these big doubts about whether trump's halt halt really still is in the NATO alliance you're a detachment didn't become with trump Obama hugely popular in Europe with far more eurosceptic. Almost the for P people around trump. I think it's terribly healthy. That McCall and Boris and Justin Trudeau chatting away. They all mate actually the the the interesting intelligent womb people. And that's a great thing. It's great for my country Britain. Whatever you say about Boris and I know him well he does engage? They like talking to him and he was having a sip of champagne even though he'd promised he wasn't going to touch a drop of drink until brexit assault. It just just finally before we move on. Obviously we have to talk about how trump's visit is reflected in the UK politics right before general elections. So so Carrie. What is interesting is that we haven't seen that many photos of trump and Johnson together this time for example? Have we know extraordinary. The lengths to which Downing Street has gone to to try to prevent photos of President trump and Boris Johnson. buddying up together and when you think about previous visits of. US The president's it is really quite extraordinary but the backdrop to this is that Boris Johnson's opponent Jeremy Corbyn one of the central themes of his attack on the Conservatives is that we're going to get a trump style US UK trade deal if the Conservatives win on that will push up drugs prices in the National Health Service and it's going to cost us all hundreds of millions of pounds every every week now the conservatives have flatly denied that they flatly denied the NHS will be affected in any future trade deal. But the problem is that in the the UK trump is not exactly a popular figure. And I think the conservatives who are ahead in the polls at the moment no that if Boris is seen to be using using up too much to his old friend Donald that is not gonNA play well with the British Electric. And that's why even though they did meet in Downing Street last night there were no pitches the two of them together.
Johnson and Macron: The Odd Couple Determined to Get Brexit Done
"This is a deterrent to others well some might say that this is an approach taken by France and it president the same has just happened again with the second deadline of pushing it back from the thirty at the center of the negotiations he wants to be seen as the leader of Brexit in a way and even now having to dos trust parisiens into onto having seen that some MP's were now willing to Consider deals Prime Minister British Prime Minister I wanted to do which is basically forced the MP's that he would be you know the time constraint would be useful in terms of solving and there are three words that have come up in excuse me what you've said in the useful in some other people suggesting that macaroni actually is deliberately being because the good cop was a bit absent you haven't heard really about Merkel's position and compared to last time so I it can't exactly work like that sometimes the the paper talk about but it's true that in a way and that Boris Johnson but at some points even my call sometimes is accused of acquatic basically it's not at all just saying parliament you have a limited amount of time to do something but
Canada elections: Trudeau wins narrow victory to form minority
"Judo has won a second term as Canada's Prime Minister his Liberal Party will claim the most seats in parliament but they are expected to fall short of an outright majority. Let's have a listen to of what Trudeau had to say in his victory speech in Montreal from coast to Coast to coast tonight Canadians rejected division negatively they rejected cuts and austerity and they voted in favor of progress serve agenda and strong action on climate change I heard you my friends you are sending our liberal team back to work back to Ottawa with a clear mandate we will make life more affordable we will continue to fight climate change we will get guns off our streets and we will keep investing well big words but minority government that was the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking a short time ago join here in the studio by Daniel Bank One of our Canadian contingent Heritz Midori House Danny what's your reactions that he he sounded pretty strung out but we were talking just before the thanks went live you know he's now looking to features the setting the agenda as he moves forwards was everyone been saying yeah he has to sort of shake off a very visit and bitter campaign quickly and get back to work that was more of a campaign style speech and it's really interesting that Trudeau that was close to do one o'clock in the morning and Montreal is quite late I was listening on the way and this morning he chose to speak at the exact same time as Andrews Cheer was speaking in the prairies Indus Jagmeet Singh was speaking out in British Columbia normally they don't do that normally they come together and say I'm going to speak at this time you'll speak at that time they all spoke at the same time they spoke over each other during the Bates during the debates they spoke over each other early this morning as they sort of rallied the troops again aw projecting this as a huge victory but liberals conservatives and the MVP all lost ground so they're all losers they're all winners innocence where we had that before electoral pollens just tell us a bit about minority government Canadians good at doing that I mean we have a long history of minority governments certainly the world the word coalition I mentioned this on the globalist as well not really used in Canada it was it was floated by Jagmeet Singh Very Progressive Left leaning leader of the D. new Democrats floated during the campaign he immediately had to walk that back and talk about supporting the government Interestingly the new Democrats are directly against the pipeline they they refuse to work for that pipeline the Liberals bought the pipeline in for the energy sector in the West obviously which the conservatives champion so the new Democrats have twenty four seats for the Liberals to get anything through parliament they would need either the new Democrats the block by block of Becua- pardon me the Nationalist Party from Quebec who actually won more seats on last night then the EP so they are the real balance of power here it won't be a coalition in official terms Justin Trudeau we've known him to become quite bullish and even quite pompous I don't see him putting An and EP member into his caucus into his government I don't see that happening so it won't be an official coalition absolutely he'll need their support so it will be a tenuous one the Conservative leader Andrew Scheer saying last night were ready and waiting to defeat the government and we're ready to take over they don't think it's GonNa last long so we shall see what about his deal-making prowess see this has been damaging Trudeau to a degree does he still have the facility to do any kind of deal with any of these other players are the formal or informal it is present me he's still a well he still capable Titian can you get that done I think you'll have to he he won't have choice he the clip we heard off the top there he was talking about making life more affordable tackling climate change and he would absolutely need the new Democrats for those things that's what they campaigned on on you know making healthcare more affordable making living more affordable and and talking about Pharma Cares taking the taking care of that he would absolutely need the MVP I think Jagmeet Singh is guy he can work with very charismatic young guy much like Trudeau champion himself fashioned himself in his first campaign Trudeau will need to maintain sort of his strong leadership approach and Project that behind closed doors heal absolutely need to be the tactful politician and get some help let's see how it gets on with that now we mentioned you're GonNa Browse through some newspapers can I start with my yeah it's it's true though with the witch's brooms and some bats and black cats playing up the Halloween theme that It is a story right leaning newspaper from from Alberta projecting welcome to the nightmare it's so funny actually hearing overnight the some of the coverage from the public broadcaster in Canada them reminding listeners about nineteen eighty when when Pierre Trudeau and Justin's father was completely shut out in the prairies much like Trudeau was last night because of the resentment in Alberta always actually really surprised to hear from even liberal western Canadians how much they've resent inch trudeau he is really disliked. This is a problem the other thing about forming a government is what his father did in nineteen eighty was he had to draft in senators to read percents those providence provinces in his government because he had no MP's the exact same situation now will true draw from the opposition parties to help misgovernment put them in cabinet posts or will he draft in people who weren't even elected or didn't even campaign his father did exactly that he wasn't liked out west the energy sector after the massive question of course international forces international markets have a lot to do with the price of oil and how the energy sector does but there you're huge huge implications for Trudeau and what he does on this pipeline Quebec and the block Becua- don't support it the MVP don't support it but western Canada says we have to get moving on the energy file let's just have a couple of others national post was one of the most beautifully and elegantly designed administered and Jagmeet Singh the leader of the EP declaring I won which is which is partially true at the end ep lost a lot of they did gain a lot of ground during the campaign a Jagmeet Singh did very well for himself and projecting himself as a capable young charismatic leader he will be an interesting one to watch in the House of Commons Holding Trudeau to account And this other comment piece I find quite funny on the front of the National Post PM Makes History with a new low he he moves on from a majority government to lose the popular vote across Canada Canada but and the other comment saying he's pulled off a bit of an election miracle which I think after the last two scandals he he did quite well to pull that in an election
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"There isn't a host. There has been some talk of bringing out the less. Abobo jury at breaks and a general aura of existential panic has been permitted to coalesce. Ben you you'll probably the most noted cineastes on Midori house today, which I think is probably a pretty low bar to clear, but nonetheless, that's still take it as a company. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely take it wouldn't you be watching it. And why I won't be watching it live because it's at a stupid time. If you leave here in the UK, so we'll be watching the replay the next morning, and that I think is probably a little bit of a preview of things to come shall we say for a lot of people who are tuning into the Oscars in this modern age, we do know that live TV viewing figures are going down down down and part of the problem. I think with the Oscars is that it's still presented as a long very very long helicopter long very very long. I've got some fake ac- last year's was three hours and fifty three minutes. That's very long. Isn't it the first one guess how long that went for Andrew twenty seven minutes? Fifteen minutes. Amazing. Wasn't it amazing? Now that that's the future. He's it is the future. Now the first TV version ran for ninety two minutes. But if you just look at who's watching the Oscars of the. Eighteen to forty nine demographic, which is one of the most important ones. TV viewing figures lost years was down twenty five percent from a year earlier. We if we look at that even further we've got eighteen to thirty four down twenty nine percent. So we are looking at the Oscars going down down down. And I do think that they have tried. They've tried to fix this us, or at least make a couple of small changes to make it a a little bit more digestible to modern viewers, and it hasn't really worked mostly because every idea they've put out there. Then backtracked on those the most popular film will best blockbuster is some people it they since canceled that idea they had the the host which was meant to be a comedian who would appeal to the youngins at turned out. He was a bit homophobic. So that canceled him to they then had this idea of handing out some of the awards during the commercial breaks. There are a lot of people who weren't happy with that. So they canceled that as well. It's business as usual. Nothing's really changed except that we weren't have a host for the first time in thirty years, which might actually turn out to be a good thing. But it they are going to have to make a lot of changes. And I'll just give you my tip before you stop playing the music over may speaking right now might tip would be number one band. The thank yous one of the most boring things about the Oscars is when they get up on stage and instead of giving us a delightful, little speech. Like francis. Mcdormand might do. They simply read off a whole bunch of thank yous to people that no one's ever heard of if you group that up for all of the people the the person that won for best sound mixing with all of his. Thank you like fine. I get you won an Oscar. That's great and not taking that away from you..
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"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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"You are listening to Midori house here with me Daniel, Bauge Isabel Hilton and Robert Funk's will turn our attention now to the diplomatic row between the US and China which most recently has involved Canada in a way Canada is certainly not interested in being evolved in earlier this month, Canadian authorities arrested Mang one Joe Walsh as chief financial officer. And a daughter of the company's founder she was arrested in Vancouver at the behest of American prosecutors and the extradition process has begun while the timing looks suspicious because of Donald Trump's tense relationship with China, many signs point to the fact the investigation was set in motion many years ago under the Obama administration cracking down on Chinese firms on security grounds and to continue getting you up to speed was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions allegedly conducting business in Iran through a sub Siri in contravention of US. Sanctions, of course. Isabel how concerned you think oughta wise over over the way they're being caught up in this. Of course, there are two Canadians being held in China. How pressing an issue is this do you think for the Canadian? I think that Canadians got quite rightly pretty fed up. You know, there's this famous expression when elephants fight the grass gets trampled at Canada's the grass in this instance. Whoa. Candidate was the perfectly reasonable thing of responding to a request from a New York district court for the arrest of Morongo on charges which would come up in an extradition hearing, which we haven't yet had we've had the bail hearing. And some of the charges were then it seems pretty clear as you say, this is a very solid case that has been going for two years and one and the reason they seems that the arrest was finally triggered was that HSBC the Bank which had been done for violating sanctions. On around them for and therefore had a supervisor in the Bank monitoring transactions and therefore they were pretty concerned about transactions. They couldn't explain they had reported this to the US authorities. Now mung was a director of the of the company concerned they pretended that it was a separate company. But you know, there are reports of of people visiting that company and finding people with Walli budges. Working allegedly for separate company. So, you know, the very least on on the on what we know so far there's there's a case to answer. But but close the the the the Chinese authorities who may not wish to go full-frontal with with the Americans at this point because they are in the middle of a trade negotiation, which the Chinese wished to see succeed simply lashing out at candidate to. Appease the outrage of the of, you know, the nationalist sentiment at home in China, while we is a big iconic brand in China people feel, you know, deeply proud of it, you might saying to a Californian, you know, what you think of apple you know, has that kind of standing, and it's one of China's few really global champion. So, you know, the reason motion and the sense that you know, Justice could touch one of China's elite is always a bit of a shock to China's eat. So they focus got hit. When they were actually following initial procedure rather correctly now, given her bail..
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"You're listening to you Midori house still with me are Carol Walker and Linda you in the u. k. the government's migration advisory committee has released a report, advising members, ministers if he's me on what the country's migration policy should be after Brexit, it recommends that free movement from the EU should end. Instead, it says the u k should embrace a candidate style system with no preferential access to the labour market for citizens of any other country. Linda is such a system desirable or even feasible. I think probably the biggest difference between where we sit today in the UK and Canada is that we have a legacy of supplied links labor supply links with the u. and obviously Canada's system actually by a lot of accounts works pretty well. They're very focused on high skilled migrants. They show no preference to different countries and but they don't have a legacy of of labor that the UK currently has. So I would say looking at what the this committee has advised as chaired by very well known labor economist, professor Halama knee and includes a number of people, economists and others who've looked at this issue a great deal. I think the elements that they like from the candidates system are that you have highly skilled amid skilled workers who are so long as they earn thirty thousand pounds a year. So it's run forty, five thousand dollars essentially there no quotas on a monthly basis as to how many of them come, I grace. So you do that based on need where? I think they're. Are probably going to where I think there's going to be some debate is around what happens to low skilled workers. So what they're proposing is for seasonal workers farmhands you would have a system where they could come in and do season award cuts pretty much in line with what the government is thinking anyways. But I think you already begin to see some pushback from businesses who are arguing that what they actually need. Our hotel workers are low and service staf and the this is the area where I think there's going to be a political tension over over this issue. And I would also say it's not just Britain. I was in parish recently and FRANZ is also president. Macron has also said he doesn't really want low wage workers coming in to take work from French people. And so I sort of think this whole free movement is being reconsidered. But the I should say, overall migration advisory committees assessment is that immigration is good for the economy and they're trying to do it in a way. That they think best matches with the UK economy needs will? Yeah. I mean much has been made of the report's findings in that regard as it found that migrants have no or little impact on the employment or on employment outcomes of the UK born workforce and also that there is little or no impact on employment, wages or training Carol, did we need this kind of analysis in the run-up to the referendum? Well, fascinating. Isn't it because it, as you say, a couple of the headlines that immigration does does not have a negative impact on on unemployment on pressure on many public services that it is overall a net benefit to the British economy. And yet we know that concerns about immigration and levels of immigration will one of the key factors in that Brexit referendum..
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"You're listening to Midori house first broadcast on the seventeenth of September. Two thousand eighteen on monocle twenty four. Hello and welcome to Midori house coming to you. Live from studio here in London. I'm Henry Sheridan on today show. Unfortunately, we're a position now where the government's embarking on negotiations that could lead to one or two things either I bad still, I'm not includes the possibility of leaving the EU without knowing the future relationship with the union or not all the mayor of London calls for a second referendum on Brexit. We ask if he's right, and if his party will follow his lead, my guests are married jet ski, and John Everard they'll be discussing this and the day's other top stories, including Donald Trump's, you Precourt nominee is accused of sexual assaults Australia's prime minister called for a Royal commission into the country's elderly care sector. And while time might not be money, we look at why it still has value. This is Donna title of value. If you're going to be in print at the moment, if you're going to be seen in a lift tons of lounge, if you're going to be seeing, you know, on. On on the campus at Brown University, reading time magazine you on any proud of it. That's what's come Madari house with me. Henry we shared. Welcome to Madari house. My guest today are the former British diplomat John Everard, and Mary Jesse columnist for the independent and the guardian. Welcome both of you to the program. Thanks very much for joining me. The mayor of London said econ has called for a second referendum on Brexit. In an opinion piece published in the observer yesterday, his voice joins a chorus of people from across the political spectrum calling for a second vote, but it puts him some more hours with his own labor party Mariel turnkey. I what exactly is con- saying in this piece, what he's saying is that for the good of the country and because maybe sentiment has perhaps shifted since the first referendum and because there is such difficulty over the negotiations that we may have no deal at all that for all those reasons, having a second referee. Would be as it were the best way out. And of course, Saudi Khan being where he is in the spectrum of the labor party thinks and hopes that a second referendum would produce another result. Now, you know, personally, I have huge qualms about having a second referendum because I think once you've had one then to say, well, you didn't get the result, right? The first time around, you've got to have another go until you get it right. I think there's all sorts of constitutional problems about that even in the country which doesn't have a written constitution, John, you agree with them of, yes, I agree with with Mary's analysis of Sadique article. I notice he also taught the June two laying into the Tory party indicating that what we're watching is a government more concerned with the political fortunes of Boris Johnson than the fortunes of the nation. I think if I read it correctly, he wasn't suggesting so much a secretary random as in a rerun of the first, but he feels that the British. People being forced into a position where the choice will be between new Brexit, a Brexit without a deal and Brexit with a with a.
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"You're listening to midori house first broadcast on the eighth of june two thousand eighteen on monocle twenty four hello and welcome to madari house coming to you live from studio while here in london i'm andrew muller on today show i don't like this rachel why are horror films having a rene saenz my guests augusta match larry milkin chug leeann and thomas lewis will be discussing this and the day's other top stories including donald trump's upcoming international out breach marathon from the g seven in quebec to kim jong hoon in singapore and madari houses rigorously thorough and brilliantly well informed willed cup preview that's all coming up on madari house on monocle twenty four right now and welcome to the show my guest today monaco's augusta in much larry and and chug leeann will also joined live from the g seven summit in canada by toronto bureau chief thomas lewis welcome all and us president donald trump has left washington dc be nas to finish that sentence they wouldn't it but full what promises to be an eventful few days of international summitry on tuesday he's due to meet north korean leader and sworn enemy of the united states kim jong un in singapore although as things stand that may come as a relief after meeting with america's theoretical allies at the g seven summit in quebec in recent weeks trump has irritated and or alienated all present by launching a series of baffling trade wars withdrawing from a hard one nuclear agreement with iran and kept it off as he embarked by suggesting that russia should be readmitted to what used to be called the g eight but at the rate he's going may end up being called the g six thomas.
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"You're listening to midori house first broadcast on the twenty fifth of may two thousand eighteen on monocle twenty four hello and welcome to madari house coming to you live from studio one here in london i'm andrew mullah on today show i believe that this is a tremendous setback for north korea and indeed a setback for the world oh is it as donald trump announces that the summit might go ahead after all my guests safiya ahmadi marcus hippie under guston much larry we'll discuss the always interesting question of whether trump has the least idea what he's doing plus we'll save the joy of having half an hour free of deleting gdp our emails will come to the accelerating banishment of private vehicles from european downtowns and that's just the trouble nobody knows what happened what to expect from a remake of one of the creepiest films ever made that's all coming up on the dory house on monocle twenty four right now so welcome to midori house my guest today are monocle safiya amardeep marcus hippy and augusta match larry welcome all to the program and we will start tonight foster king in the wreckage of the plan summits between us president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un canceled yesterday by trump in a bid to divine trump strategic thinking such as it may be several commentators have turned to trump's terrible business book the art of the deal in search of enlightenment some have suggested that trump has pulled a maneuver straight from the text as if returning to his roots as a real estate spivs seeking to unbalance a rival developer but is trump right to think of politics as he thought of businesses pecially since he was no good at that either augusta in first of all trump is now saying it could all still go ahead on june the twelfth those commemorative coins may not have been printed in vain after all what do you think is this going to happen i she never thought it was gonna go ahead on june the twelfth so very vindicates.
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"Usually there's a was the senior political appointee from the policy they cannot yet be and also i mean went the last time that there was a leader who body china in not wait was mile and china was shut off from the outside world in the party story was unchallenged except intently now you've got to china which is out in the world and i'm one of the things that you see increasingly is that the party's attempt to control the narrative about the party undecided china not only in china but in well did not reverse unease in in west in media in you know you have a huge push to make sure that the china story is the party is the party's version of the china's story and that no other story flourishes island this is a real problem i think for western academic freedom for western media and for western values orcre we're going to take a short break now you're listening to midori house with me andrew miller would lesser puddle on isabel hilton coming up next on addition or reignition as it turns out to be political world's lexicon of obscure portfolios from the rise of pet furniture to a roth tiffany museums and a fresh brief of political provocatus there are plenty of reasons to look forward to two thousand eighteen luckily we've packed lots of them into more than two hundred pages of the new decision of the monocle full cost it's a magazine for those who want to look beyond the horizon and split the new opportunities the new year will bring we'll look at the political conversations you'll be having the startups to invest in and the city's you want cool home the forecast is packed with opinion and wit that ideas and provocations a guaranteed to keep you talking all the way through two thousand eighteen.
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"Well he get a kind of the the phrase i'm looking for is i sort of proxy front for the palestinians well i'm not sure people break it down to that extent there is very much it it the way the is rightly see themselves is as the only place in the middle east where jews christians and muslims have all uh of all of all sack civil degrees of observance can rubber along together and they do rob along together with all the problems in terms of in terms of religion i mean that is a fact uh but the picture is much less rosy than they lights painted started hitting is actually open his still towards the idea of a christian presence in in the land of israel what that would actually mean in terms of where the equal rights for people uh is is something different is politicize the idea of for instance a christmas tree at prominently displayed in the israeli parliament uh not a very popular one amongst the jewish public occur we're going to take a short break no you're listening to midori house with me under milutinovic daniele pellett and michael binion coming up next brexit which we all still doing apparently soft power is the great game of two thousand eighteen and if the last year has taught us anything it takes only a few missteps to throw a country's delicate image into a spiral our annual soft pera ranking his had a mighty shakeup firm favorites take a tumble and ambitious newcomers clamor up than this in a year when emmanuel macron showed a french alone and justin trudeau rolled up his rainbow covered sucks what jr animated ranking that highlights both the successes and the falls of diplomatic heavyweights monocle soft power survey 2017 ain't team playing now in the film section at monocled dot com.
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"You're listening to midori house first broadcast on the 13th the february 2018 own monocle twenty four oh hello welcome to midori house coming to you live from studio one hit in london owing tom edwards on today's program the inc decides president jacob zuma must go and go now in his rebounded and decided as follows what one club is employing over tripled from look it up on his report twelve point to breathe club won control of the agency buses for should bought zaza this moment he still in all face my guests charles hackett and carroll wocka we'll be discussing this and the day's other top stories including a diplomatic row between britain and the united states over the fate of two i ask terrorists we also look at the power of advertisers to influence digital media analyst if private companies are now the most effective arbiters of ethical standards pulled up plus a critical look at the newly unveiled paintings of barack and michelle obama that's all to come on the dory house with me tom edwards yes warm welcome indie two midori house my guest today all charles had cassini opponent control risks and political analyst carol wocka carol welcome back gels welcome to the program wregget to have you uh both with us let's start the show in south africa where president jacob zuma is being asked urgently by his own party the anc to resign involved a number of corruption allegations emas defying the pressure to quit though could he be edging the country closer if we not already there charles to a full blown a political crisis he he seems determined to hang on at least in the short term aid crazy president for the forseeable future i think we pretty much already are in constitution more political crisis in south africa time is clearly up four jacob zuma and the only choice he's got left right now is whether he goes of his own volition by accepting the request that he resigned the anc still can't force him to resign but he's been asked bill and basically.
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"When you end up blocking the whole traffic and the time that it tie agree with the lord's i mean they should have been there with a stop porches and had some sort of scientific analysis but i would reckon in this is totally unacceptable that it now takes me at least thirty percent longer to get from central london to the midori house studio to cross parliament square i can take twenty minutes because all the traffic is converging and every lane the used to be too ladies in each direction converging on parliament's quiet now from two directions there's only one lane and the cyclist who have their own lane if the red light is against them they simply hope out of their own line and into the collagen a block the call a known jaws into zero there are a zone eurozone invited poverty muslim migration durco and so he does bicycle uh bauz the thing i don't like bout sightless in this and my fellow lewis is you they do swarm o'connor over everywhere they any jump my most lights many people still don't have a lie on a bicycle was i think this is what makes the the sense of friction with all the people who are in causa also amama say on buses and in taxes it feels that there is always a confrontation about a year like a a minute away there's a there's in gresham aggression in both lanes now i think a you see examples of pot cycling just as you see examples of bad driving you'll just because people right bicycles doesn't always mean that they're sponge maruti's is sadly i have to say i recognize what you're saying it seems to me anarchy citing around the snow foot who twenty years maybe more that it's become a lot less the cycling is settling down is becoming mainstream though not so long ago cycling in london was heavily influenced by the cycle korea culture these city korea's who carrying portal control of the possible.
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"Thirty one to one to name one of the proposed on the table is going to macedonia which means north macedonia so it's north of the greek region of macedonia but it has to be one hundred of hardly so corner macedonia and it can never be translated into north macedonia has to remain in the slavic language you you you start to see you are quite law of the rest of the world forms this somewhat yellow arcane is the tactful word i were there isn't a lamentable via humor in a different way we could we could maybe so look to the people of the the future of fyrom on the basis they could refer to themselves as far remind new york switched which sounds pretty cool but i mean seriously the is there just daphne speaking on behalf of the entire greek nation is there a full of words or a naim which you can imagine being entirely acceptable both to greece and macedonia now i i don't think that this issue it's any closer to being resolved not not very good for for nimitz whose as you said is the the poor guy that's been trying to does does he have to do this because who who else is going to take on the job i mean he's he he really he's he's getting on a bit at this point yet i honestly that now i don't think that a wave any place as it had to solution especially sense fareham does seem willing to cooperate in terms of the name but uh doesn't seem to be willing to cooperate in terms of the complete solution in terms of in a way rewriting the history books how we're going to take a short break now you're listening to midori house with me andrew malone with colo to rabelo not arlegui undof nikon nieces coming up next would you want to leave in a form of torture chamber.
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"At no i think the wonderful thing about democracy is that you should be able to shout throw eggs i am and complained bitterly i the it if it donald trump kaputin himself as the president should do in the office i think we might take it a little bit mysterious him of the w protests led id remember and they were significant but they were very targeted very specific reason for it and it was policy dispute i think this is a a personal dispute with president he's turned his presidency and to kind of personal battleground who twitter jeffrey other urban using in trump plan to that trump claims about court to be looking forward to speaking to these special counsel robert muller although not half as much our words robert is looking forward to speaking to trump do we think trump will actually do this especially if you use are not sure of the technicalities required speak under oath i don't know whether he will do it or not it's perfectly possible he's lying when he says he's looking forward to it i mean it's certainly not looking forward to it and it's possible he won't do it at all i mean it it it really depends but one thing we know that if if he does do this sum if he does do it with with uh robert muller we're going to be hearing a lot of him saying that he doesn't remember anything we know that when he's done depositions before there was one time when he's doing a deposition regarding a lawsuit with trump university remember that in 2015 he two thirty five times in the course of the deficit he said he didn't remember something so i could imagine him in interviewing with muller and then being a completely useless witness because their bases you say he doesn't know anything we're going to take a short break now you're listening to midori house with me under muller along with george will decode and jeffrey howard coming up next lessons learned from the ftc expose of the president's club the both for newspapers and one would prefer to hope the wolves entitled oaths.
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"You're listening to midori house fess broadcast on the twelve th of january two thousand an 18 on monocle 24 hello and welcome to midori house coming to you live from studio one hit in london i'm mlc i'm coming up on today's program the cdu and social democrats take the first step to forming a coalition in germany so they have a government right wrong will look at the long and winding road to political stability by guests andrew talk henry reese sheraton and mats allegata will be keeping it monocle today as a discuss this and the days of the top stories in creating the designed for milan's bosco vesey cali is exported around the world will ask if it's the ounce it to us city's housing and pollution woes who created to do list for the uk's new foreign office interior designers plus step behind the cutting please and breathing i think i could lose a little way i've always been a little bit this way you know i've sort of old donald trump has his annual health check we'll take a look at our own working habits and see if is tremendous as him that's all to come on midori house with me mnlf and the welcome to midori house this friday my guest in the studio andrew chuck talk less alibaba and henry reese sherrod and one of those gentleman is to keeping it dry this january the others lucy there's been a breakthrough let us begin with germany in the new agonizingly long process of forming a government angle amac oh cdu party and the social democrats led by martin schulz have agreed to move onto formal coalition talks we have realised the world isn't waiting for us said from echo at a news conference will matt let's begin with u m it is a good job that the world hasn't been waiting for germany to get its act together because they've taken an awfully long time they made a bit of a fist of it and was still a long way to go whom we absolutely i mean misses the longest time uh very worried for about 45 uses the longest this paralysis has happened a sort of working out a coalition on a has been a long time in the election was in september but so i guess you have to realize that you know it was kind of unprecedented election both the spd under and marco's party.
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"You're listening to midori house first broadcast only ninth of january 2018 on monocle 24 hello and welcome to midori house coming to live from studio one hit in london owing told me to it's coming up on today's program the united states administration announced yesterday that it's ending the protected status of salvadorans in the country giving them less than two years to leave ob deported my guest today at terry ciaston ian jeffrey how it will be discussing this and the day's other top stories including it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice is oprah winfrey what the democratic party would need any 2020 presidential election indeed could any celebrity cans it be the antidote to trump is it the right decision to let the rogue state of north korea participate in next month's winter olympics and what can we learn from evasive leaders rats all to come on midori house woodley told midwood's a remote community to midori house and a warm welcome to to my guests today terry's destiny and jeffrey how'd welcome both the program could have you with us uh let's start in the united states today whereabouts two hundred thousand salvadoran immigrants are now worried about the possibility that going to be forced to abandon their lives in the us and return to their homeland the trump administration announced yesterday it's not renewing the temporary protected status of salvadorans in the us giving them less than two years at to leave the country ought to be deported jeffrey brought you can tell us a bit about the realities these migrants are facing both in terms of this period of uncertainty and potentially what might await them should the us indeed follow through with this so these are people who have been in the us often for a long time some of them had been in the us for up to two decades um they came to the us escaping war escaping violence escaping natural disaster back in their home el salvador st response to an earthquake and their people who've been.
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"While you're listening to midori house with me undertook i'm still with me or less you pass lana and terry stance knee now back in august the world watched in horror as hundreds of thousands of ringgit muslims fled their homes in burner across the board as neighboring bangladesh and sincere chee the former political prisoner now defacto leader seemingly stood in silence refusing to condemn the acts being committed by the military and then the story kind of drifted away but today is back in the headlines thanks seemingly to one man bob geldof the singer activists and general busybody and dogooder has made a name for himself for speaking out against all sorts of subjects of the years and he's not alone but does anyone recap what celebrities think and as ever really make a difference in the political sphere terry in a way we talking about as it kind of does make a difference dozen ah nothing yes that's precisely one of the things that's going to say i mean what celebrities can bring in the first place they can bring attention they can bring money i mean let's not forget that we call them busybody bob geldof his someone he did actually help to change international policy on a pretty massive issue in the past i mean you look at the ethiopian famine and live aid and and raising money in it i think he he probably would have learned from that that you know yes you can get involved and you can change things and he has come campaign since on uh you know global development debts other issues like that i think you can you can bring the limelight the question is then how how you fully that three you know do you set up some kind of a a campaign and institutional whatever if he just make a remark make a grand gesture been ah in this case in a return your honor your owner that's not necessarily gonna do anything in the long term boughts sort of sustain campaigning which is sort of informed and intelligent i think i think can help things into singles a.
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"Welcome back to midori house still with me off franz beadman and robert fox the nation of malta was in shops day over the kabul murder yesterday of one of its most prominent journalists daphne caruana galizia had been an outspoken voice in the mediterranean island exposing its links to offshore tax havens as part of the panama papers writing a regular column in the mall to independent and publishing our own blog running commentary she'd recent reported the threats to her safety and her sons day denounced what he called the country being a mafia state frans what do you make of this murder do think it's a oneoff incident or do you think it does as her son says talk about the corruption of the state i mean obviously it has a link with letter these journeys was writing about if not even had been killed so yes corruption such a knee what is really shocking think he said the fact that the way she has been keyed which is a carbomb you know so it reminds you of fat of the gnashing c of cana for terrorist attacks in chechnya whatever it is this is a this is something really like shutting you you discover in your country research can happen and there exists any nuruddin medicine prime minister is one of the few i think the incoming minister was been mentioning the panama tapers so i think it says that she had reported that his family had been connected with taking money from azerbaijan through secret offshore funds so she had managed to offend people both within the country am beyond its borders when attacked why this happens do you have any sense of it being normally an individual taking some you know who's been slighted or do you imagine that she's just seen as a a two outspoken voice on the island.