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"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:02 min | 2 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Saw interest rates hiked for the first time since 2018 And beyond the devastating impact of Vladimir Putin's assault on a neighboring nation Russia's economy is tanking under the weight of international sanctions As well as the mass exodus of thousands of the country's brightest minds Russia's brain drain is the subject of our international cover story We'll get to that in just a bit along with how investors are looking at Europe and China's endgame in the midst of ongoing combat All that to come we begin though with a story from this week's technology section Nick Clegg is a former UK deputy prime minister Who's now president of global affairs at meta platforms And he's the one dealing with the latest crisis at the company The social networking giants Russia problem For more we turn to Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner to help us understand why he has so much on his plate We're talking about Nick Clegg with that geopolitical tensions flaring and kind of also has us wondering Tim where's more Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Basically the head of all policy at Facebook So anytime you think about misinformation you think about relationships with governments speech right Like what's allowed on Facebook and Instagram what's not These are policy decisions And now all of those roll up to Nick leg and he is kind of the final word on what Facebook and meta do in those instances and obviously that's a lot of different things especially as we get ramping up here on another U.S. election You can imagine that all of these decisions are pretty consequential And he's now the guy in charge of all that All right what's up with Cheryl and Zach Yeah Well they're still there for those wondering And this has always been a kind of two headed monster at Facebook right Mark Zuckerberg handling the product and Sheryl Sandberg handling the business but then after the 2016 election all of these policy issues I was just talking about really reared their head for kind of the first time And so they took off like Cheryl kind of started addressing a lot of this Mark obviously got much more involved We started hearing from him on all these different issues around politics and policy And over the last couple of years what they've realized is one and neither of them are necessarily something that they want to do This is not a job that's very fun And number two they've become so unpopular in a lot of ways that their message Facebook's message is often getting lost simply because of who's delivering it right So any time Mark Zuckerberg says something people have a strong opinion about him regardless of what he's saying And I think part of that is why Nick cleg is now the face of all this stuff So how did this come into sharp relief Look not just during the Trump administration because I think that was a name that Nick cleg was a name that people became familiar with then even if they weren't following British politics before But with Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February how is it all come to a head Yes So the timing is pretty incredible really Meta promoted Nick Clegg on I believe it was February 16th So just a month ago to the day And at that point Mark Zuckerberg said hey he's the last word on all of these big things If you have an issue take it to Nick About a week later Russia invades Ukraine And suddenly here's Nick one week into his new fancy job And he's back channeling with the Ukrainian president zelensky and his staff He's talking with Russian regulators trying to kind of navigate this whole thing in a first big challenge that happens immediately after he gets this promotion And so the story really kind of looks at how these first couple of weeks have gone for him We actually got a chance to sit down and interview him for this It was his first interview since getting that promotion And I just think it's kind of a timely look at who this guy is and why he suddenly has one of the most important jobs in tech So help me out here Kurt because in your story you write met his critics called the announcement when he was named little more than a public relations move Yet at the same time you say that he's the one who's been talking to Russian officials He's the one who has talked with president zelensky so I don't know How do you see it Well I don't think that it's just a PR thing I think he truly is making a lot of these decisions And it was actually a question that I got to ask him I brought up that criticism I said what would you say to people who argue you just got promoted to be someone to take all the heat off of your bosses And he said look if I wasn't actually wielding any power internally if I didn't actually have any control over the things that I had to go out and then defend then yeah this wouldn't be a very good job and it's not one that I would have accepted But he says you know he's willing to take that heat because he's the one making these decisions And as a former politician he's not unfamiliar with people being angry at him no matter what he does Yeah I mean look it's not a job for everyone obviously But it is if you think about it and that's why you see so many people who've worked in politics take on these policy type positions Help us think forward beyond Ukraine beyond Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the challenges that Clegg has in front of him when it comes to regulators in the United States and in Europe Yes of course Well I mean there's some data transfer regulations happening in Europe right now are discussions I should say around data transfer that's very important and that Facebook has been vocal about I think the election here in the U.S. of course midterms are coming up And they're going to be dealing with all of the same issues that they dealt with in 2020 right How do they want to handle fact checking the political posts How do they want to handle advertisements from candidates right These are all the issues that haven't gone away in the last couple of years That was Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner Up next our editors roundtable on why many Russian citizens are trying to outrun Vladimir Putin's war And then back here at home in the U.S. a big idea for closing America's wealth gap will dive into our special equality issue Plus later we'll check in.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:12 min | 2 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"To Bloomberg news technology report Kurt Wagner to help us understand why he has so much on his plate We're talking about Nick Clegg with that geopolitical tensions flaring and kind of also has us wondering Tim where's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Nick Clegg is basically the head of all policy at Facebook So anytime you think about misinformation you think about relationships with governments speech right Like what's allowed on Facebook and Instagram what's not These are policy decisions And now all of those roll up to Nick Clegg and he is kind of the final word on what Facebook and meta do in those instances And obviously that's a lot of different things especially as we get ramping up here on another U.S. election You can imagine that all of these decisions are pretty consequential And he's now the guy in charge of all that All right what's up with Cheryl and zuck Yeah well they're still there for those wondering And this has always been a kind of two headed monster at Facebook right Mark Zuckerberg handling the product and Sheryl Sandberg handling the business but then after the 2016 election all of these policy issues I was just talking about really reared their head for kind of the first time And so they took off like Cheryl kind of started addressing a lot of this mark obviously got much more involved We started hearing from him on all these different issues around politics and policy And over the last couple of years what they've realized is one neither of them are necessarily something that they want to do This is not a job It's very fun And number two they become so unpopular in a lot of ways that their message Facebook's message is often getting lost simply because of who's delivering it right So anytime Mark Zuckerberg says something people have a strong opinion about him regardless of what he's saying And I think part of that is why Nick cleg is now the face of all this stuff So how did this come into sharp relief Look not just during the Trump administration because I think that was a name that Nick Clegg was a name that people became familiar with man even if they weren't following British politics before But with Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February how is it all come to a head Yes So the timing is pretty incredible really Meta promoted Nick Clegg on I believe it was February 16th So just a month ago to the day And at that point Mark Zuckerberg said hey he's the last word on all of these big things If you have an issue take it to Nick About a week later Russia invades Ukraine And suddenly here's Nick one week into his new fancy job And he's back channeling with the Ukrainian president zelensky and his staff He's talking with Russian regulators trying to kind of navigate this whole thing in a first big challenge that happens immediately after he gets this promotion And so the story really kind of looks at how these first couple of weeks have gone for him We actually got a chance to sit down and interview him for this It was his first interview since getting that promotion And I just think it is kind of a timely look at who this guy is and why he suddenly has one of the most important jobs in tech So help me out here Kurt because in your story you write met his critics called the announcement when he was named a little more than a public relations move Yet at the same time you say that he's the one who's been has been talking to Russian officials He's the one who has talked with president zelensky so I don't know How do you see it Well I don't think that it's just a PR thing I think he truly is making a lot of these decisions And it was actually a question that I got to ask him I brought up that criticism I said what would you say to people who you know are you just got promoted to be someone to take all the heat off of your bosses you know And he said look if I wasn't actually wielding any power internally if I didn't actually have any control over the things that I had to go out and then defend then yeah this wouldn't be a very good job And it's not one that I would have accepted But he says you know he's willing to take that heat because he's the one making these decisions And as a former politician he's not unfamiliar with people being angry at him no matter what he does Yeah I mean look it's not a job for everyone obviously But it is if you think about it and that's why you see so many people who've worked in politics take on these policy type positions Help us think forward beyond Ukraine beyond Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the challenges that cleg has in front of him when it comes to regulators in the United States and in Europe Yeah of course Well I mean there's some data transfer regulations happening in Europe right now are discussions I should say around data transfer that's very important and that Facebook has been vocal about I think the election here in the U.S. of course midterms are coming up And they're going to be dealing with all of the same issues that they dealt with in 2020 right How do they want to handle fact checking the political post How do they want to handle advertisements from candidates right These are all the issues that haven't gone away in the last couple of years That was Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner Up next our editors roundtable on why many Russian citizens are trying to outrun Vladimir Putin's war And then back here at home in.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:02 min | 2 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Saw interest rates hiked for the first time since 2018 And beyond the devastating impact of Vladimir Putin's assault on a neighboring nation Russia's economy is tanking under the weight of international sanctions As well as the mass exodus of thousands of the country's brightest minds Russia's brain drain is the subject of our international cover story We'll get to that in just a bit along with how investors are looking at Europe and China's endgame in the midst of ongoing combat All that to come we begin though with a story from this week's technology section Nick Clegg is a former UK deputy prime minister who's now president of global affairs at meta platforms And he's the one dealing with the latest crisis at the company The social networking giants Russia problem For more we turn to Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner to help us understand why he has so much on his plate We're talking about Nick Clegg with that geopolitical tensions flaring and kind of also has us wondering Tim where's more Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Is basically the head of all policy at Facebook So anytime you think about misinformation you think about relationships with governments speech right Like what's allowed on Facebook and Instagram what's not These are policy decisions And now all of those roll up to Nick Clegg and he is kind of the final word on what Facebook and meta do in those instances and obviously that's a lot of different things especially as we get ramping up here on another U.S. election You can imagine that all of these decisions are pretty consequential And he's now the guy in charge of all that All right what's up with Cheryl and Zach Yeah well they're still there for those wondering And this has always been a kind of two headed monster at Facebook right Mark Zuckerberg handling the product and Sheryl Sandberg handling the business but then after the 2016 election all of these policy issues I was just talking about really reared their head for kind of the first time And so they took off like Sheryl kind of started addressing a lot of this mark obviously got much more involved We started hearing from him on all these different issues around politics and policy And over the last couple of years what they've realized is one neither of them are necessarily something that they want to do This is not a job It's very fun And number two they become so unpopular in a lot of ways that their message Facebook's message is often getting lost simply because of who's delivering it right So any time Mark Zuckerberg says something people have a strong opinion about him regardless of what he's saying And I think part of that is why Nick Clegg is now the face of all this stuff So how did this come into sharp relief Look not just during the Trump administration because I think that was a name that Nick cleg was a name that people became familiar with man even if they weren't following British politics before But with Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February how is it all come to a head So the timing is pretty incredible really Meta promoted Nick Clegg on I believe it was February 16th So just a month ago to the day And at that point Mark Zuckerberg said hey he's the last word on all of these big things If you have an issue take it to Nick About a week later Russia invades Ukraine And suddenly here's Nick one week into his new fancy job And he's back channeling with the Ukrainian president zelensky and his staff He's talking with Russian regulators trying to kind of navigate this whole thing in a first big challenge that happens immediately after he gets this promotion And so the story really kind of looks at how these first couple of weeks have gone for him We actually got a chance to sit down and interview him for this It was his first interview since getting that promotion And I just think it was kind of a timely look at who this guy is and why he's suddenly has one of the most important jobs in tech So help me out here Kurt because in your story you write met his critics called the announcement when he was named a little more than a public relations move Yet at the same time you say that he's the one who's been has been talking to Russian officials He's the one who has talked with president zelensky so I don't know How do you see it Well I don't think that it's just a PR thing I think he truly is making a lot of these decisions And it was actually a question that I got to ask him I brought up that criticism I said what would you say to people who you know are you just got promoted to be someone to take all the heat off of your bosses you know And he said look if I wasn't actually wielding any power internally if I didn't actually have any control over the things that I had to go out and then defend then yeah this wouldn't be a very good job And it's not one that I would have accepted But he says you know he's willing to take that heat because he's the one making these decisions And as a former politician he's not unfamiliar with people being angry at him no matter what he does Yeah I mean look it's not a job for everyone obviously But it is if you think about it and that's why you see so many people who've worked in politics take on these policy type positions Help us think forward beyond Ukraine beyond Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the challenges that Clegg has in front of him when it comes to regulators in the United States and in Europe Yeah of course Well I mean there's some data transfer regulations happening in Europe right now are discussions I should say around data transfer that's very important and that Facebook has been vocal about I think the election here in the U.S. of course midterms are coming up And they're going to be dealing with all of the same issues that they dealt with in 2020 right How do they want to handle fact checking the political post How do they want to handle advertisements from candidates right These are all the issues that haven't gone away in the last couple of years That was Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner Up next our editors roundtable on why many Russian citizens are trying to outrun Vladimir Putin's war and then back here at home in the U.S. the big idea for closing America's wealth gap will dive into our special equality issue Plus later we'll check in with a.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:01 min | 2 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Saw interest rates hiked for the first time since 2018 And beyond the devastating impact of Vladimir Putin's assault on a neighboring nation Russia's economy is tanking under the weight of international sanctions As well as the mass exodus of thousands of the country's brightest minds Russia's brain drain is the subject of our international cover story We'll get to that in just a bit along with how investors are looking at Europe and China's endgame in the midst of ongoing combat All that to come we begin though with a story from this week's technology section Nick Clegg is a former UK deputy prime minister who's now president of global affairs at meta platforms And he's the one dealing with the latest crisis at the company The social networking giants Russia problem For more we turn to Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner to help us understand why he has so much on his plate We're talking about Nick Clegg with that geopolitical tensions flaring and kind of also has us wondering Tim where's more Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Nick Clegg is basically the head of all policy at Facebook So anytime you think about misinformation you think about relationships with governments speech right Like what's allowed on Facebook and Instagram what's not These are policy decisions And now all of those roll up to Nick Clegg and he is kind of the final word on what Facebook and meta do in those instances And obviously that's a lot of different things especially as we get ramping up here on another U.S. election You can imagine that all of these decisions are pretty consequential And he's now the guy in charge of all that All right what's up with Cheryl and zuck Yeah well they're still there for those wondering And this has always been a kind of two headed monster at Facebook right Mark Zuckerberg handling the product and Sheryl Sandberg handling the business But then after the 2016 election all of these policy issues I was just talking about really reared their head for kind of the first time And so they took off like Sheryl kind of started addressing a lot of this mark obviously got much more involved We started hearing from him on all these different issues around politics and policy And over the last couple of years what they've realized is one neither of them are necessarily something that they want to do This is not a job that's very fun And number two they become so unpopular in a lot of ways that their message Facebook's message is often getting lost simply because of who's delivering it right So any time Mark Zuckerberg says something people have a strong opinion about him regardless of what he's saying And I think part of that is why Nick Clegg is now the face of all this stuff So how did this come into sharp relief Look not just during the Trump administration because I think that was the name that Nick cleg was a name that people became familiar with that even if they weren't following British politics before But with Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February how is it all come to a head So the timing is pretty incredible really Meta promoted Nick cleg on I believe it was February 16th So just a month ago to the day And at that point Mark Zuckerberg said hey he's the last word on all of these big things If you have an issue take it to Nick About a week later Russia invades Ukraine And suddenly here's Nick one week into his new fancy job And he's back channeling with the Ukrainian president zelensky and his staff He's talking with Russian regulators trying to kind of navigate this whole thing in a first big challenge that happens immediately after he gets this promotion And so the story really kind of looks at how these first couple of weeks have gone for him We actually got a chance to sit down and interview him for this It was his first interview since getting that promotion And I just think it is kind of a timely look at who this guy is and why he's suddenly has one of the most important jobs in tech So help me out here Kurt because in your story you write met his critics called the announcement when he was named little more than a public relations move Yet at the same time you say that he's the one who's been has been talking to Russian officials He's the one who has talked with president zelensky so I don't know How do you see it Well I don't think that it's just a PR thing I think he truly is making a lot of these decisions And it was actually a question that I got to ask him I brought up that criticism I said what would you say to people who argue you just got promoted to be someone to take all the heat off of your bosses you know And he said look if I wasn't actually wielding any power internally if I didn't actually have any control over the things that I had to go out and then defend then yeah this wouldn't be a very good job And it's not one that I would have accepted But he says you know he's willing to take that heat because he's the one making these decisions And as a former politician he's not unfamiliar with people being angry at him no matter what he does Yeah I mean look it's not a job for everyone obviously But it is if you think about it and that's why you see so many people who've worked in politics take on these policy type positions Help us think forward beyond Ukraine beyond Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the challenges that Clegg has in front of him when it comes to regulators in the United States and in Europe Yeah of course Well I mean there's some data transfer regulations happening in Europe right now are discussions I should say around data transfer that's very important and that Facebook has been vocal about I think the election here in the U.S. of course midterms are coming up And they're going to be dealing with all of the same issues that they dealt with in 2020 right How do they want to handle fact checking the political post How do they want to handle advertisements from candidates right These are all the issues that haven't gone away in the last couple of years That was Bloomberg news technology reporter Kurt Wagner Up next our editors roundtable on why many Russian citizens are trying to outrun Vladimir Putin's war and then back here at home in the U.S. a big idea for closing America's wealth gap will dive into our special equality issue Plus later we'll check in.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

02:34 min | 3 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on The Vergecast

"I put it on a bright pink sunny IOP. That's why I brought this up to the whole story. Anyway, Google had bought never wear. And now they're announcing this program where they're going to do installers for old PCs and Macs. I'm thinking about putting it on my old single USB-C port MacBook the MacBook 12 inch MacBook. Oh, that could be interesting. I'm guessing it's still going to be slow. That computer. I bet you the battery life will be about 20 minutes on that, too. Well, one of the problems with never wear was they had no GPU drivers or anything. They were just like too little of a company. So particularly embedded Intel CPUs. So I could get the drivers. So everything was very slow. I hope he will never live again. I gave it to max. She likes it. But there's a lot of PCs that are not going to make it to Windows 11. Mostly. Well, the big question here is right now it's like, I think you need to sign up for it and they're thinking it's for businesses and schools. So will they make this available to you to just screw around with on your single port MacBook or is this a we want to only serve schools that have fleets of old computers and we want to make sure that they switch to us instead of stay with windows? How do they monetize them? Unclear. Is it monetizing? They get you to not use Windows. Yeah. I mean, honestly, they already give criminal this away. It's Google. So the whole entire web is a front end monetization. Then they sell Google, they sell the Google workplace Google workplace. That's what Google workspace. Something. They sell the Google office apps to schools. So that's the part of it. But the real thing is you're not buying an iPad in your app on your Windows PC. So I think it's fascinating. I love the idea of things getting a Second Life. And it is true that there's a whole lot of PCs out there that are not going to make it to Windows 11 that are still fine. God. To see the two Facebook things at work. Facebook is on a tear of rebranding things. And I will say there was reporting out of all hands this week. They had an all hands right answers. They're like, what will all these name changes do? None of this is a different strategy. Well, they haven't hired the PR person yet. To fix it all. Well, the elevated Nick Clegg to president of Facebook to deal with policy because Mark just wants to live in the metaverse. Anyway, Facebook, we ran itself to meta. Meta is rebranding the news feed to just feed, because that'll fix it. And then Facebook employees are no longer Facebook urs. They are meta meets. No. Disclosure..

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

01:44 min | 4 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Model in the metaverse is commerce led, Nick Clegg met his head of global affairs told the Financial Times during a recent interview. Clearly ads play a part in that end quote. The patents do not mean that meta will definitely build the technology, but they offer the clearest indication yet of how the company aims to make its immersive world into a reality. Some of the patents relate to I and face tracking technology typically collected in a headset via tiny cameras or sensors, which may be used to enhance a user's virtual or augmented reality experience. For example, a person will be shown brighter graphics where their gaze falls or ensuring their avatar mirrors what they are doing in real life. One meta patent granted on January 4th lay's out a system for tracking a user's facial expressions through a headset that will then quote adapt media content based on those responses. There is a wearable magnetic sensor system to be placed around a torso for body pose tracking, the patent includes sketches of a user wearing the device, but appearing in virtual reality as a soldier complete with a sword and armor. Another patent proposes an avatar personalization engine that can create three dimensional avatars based on a user's photos, using tools, including a so called skin replicator. Meta aims to be able to simulate you down to every skin pour every strand of hair, every micro movement said Noelle Martin, a legal reformer who has spent more than a year researching meta's human monitoring ambitions with the university of Western Australia. Quote, the objective is to create 3D replicas of people places and things so hyper realistic and tactile that they're indistinguishable from what's real and then to intermediate any range of services in truth, they're undertaking a global human cloning program. As.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

05:34 min | 7 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on The Vergecast

"To me though that he's saying he's not running away from it when he very much admitted by saying, oh, people were horrified to log in to Facebook on their quest. Why Mark? What's the next step to that? That's why I keep you have admitted you're running away. Maybe not from the papers themselves the most recent scandal, but yeah, you're running away. Don't hide behind the portal and the quest. What's he gonna say though? Yeah. Alex is true. I'm running away. That's fine. I spent a lot of time interviewing executives and sometimes you just have to like psychologically evaluate what's happening to you when you're talking to them. They have to be on message. Fine. The thing that gets me is on the one hand, this might be great for Facebook and its set of problems because a new person will end up in charge of the blue app. Walmart is dancing in the metaverse. Fine. On the other hand, that new person could be horrible and do a bad job and be less accountable because Congress will still want Mark Zuckerberg to show up. And he will have even less interest in what is going on with Facebook. And say even less interesting. There's just a problem here where Casey wrote this in platformer the other night. He was like, the reaction to a lot of this is really boomer, which is very funny. He's like, so many people are just assuming that smartphones are the end of time. And there won't be a next thing. And no one's going to build it. And that no company should invest in building it. We should only solve the problems we've seen for us today. I'm somewhat of that opinion. There are a lot of problems we don't know how to solve them, right? I don't have a plan for social media moderation at scale. No one does. If you go and talk to the experts, they're like, no, this is an intractable impossible problem that we're just going to be saddled with until we shut him down or agree that the problem looks like this and just solve it every day. Zuckerberg not paying attention to that and then trying to build a virtual world where that problem is everything like you live in a digital world. Everything around you is content moderation. You just, it's the matrix of content moderation. What gets to be there? Who gets to decide if it's there? What blockchain system transfers ownership from the Roblox metaverse to Facebook? Do they have the same rules? All that is is a content moderation problem. The technology is very complicated and worth investing in, but the experience is someone we in charge of reality. And I just like, and he had Nick clag, right? They tried to gesture at it. But it's just weird, like, running away from the blue app moderation problem to the metaverse is like, what if I just upped the difficulty level on this? The matrix movies turned out to actually be really hopeful because the matrix might be controlled by a hyper intelligent AI that wants to destroy humanity, but at least it's consistent in their rules, and you know what's going to happen there unlike the metaverse. And if you've ever asked them, they put you into a room with a little man and he just puts you in sleep. Like this plan is evil. But I don't care to understand it. I'm sorry, I'm excited for the fourth movie. It's going to be great. I talked about that actually too with boz on decoder a bit. And he I think he has some interesting things to say that's coming out early next week. I do think it's going to be a little different. I'm not sure we're going to get the one to many kind of instantly broadcast anyone can see public comments type environment in what they're building. We have in 2D Facebook. It is more kind of people centered. And that's like what more kept coming back to is that he wants this to be centered around people and not apps like he wants to people to be the locus of control. And maybe blockchain somehow helps that, but I don't really know. But yeah, no, it's a huge open question. It's like do we trust this company that obviously can't moderate its current platform? And he told me he was like, we've just managed to piss off everyone with how we've run Facebook today. I'm just like kind of implied in that as we're doing the best we can if we piss off both sides. So they did have Nick Clegg who had a policy and it was very funny. So Mark is in his social world and he looks at what is now a meta portal. And he has this conversation with Nick Clegg. And Netflix is on the other side of talking to a portal on a TV. So like mark is safely at home in Nick is at the office. That's the way it was like you're at work, man. Come what's up? And he was like, Nick, how are we going to keep the metaverse safe? And Nick was like, we're going to think about it from the beginning. And that went on for a while. Did you buy it? What did you think of this little presentation? I asked like bars a question to and decoder. So if I'm using horizon, which is Facebook's metaverse software, Roblox meets Minecraft. Am I just going to be able to interact with my friends or friends of friends or is a stranger going to be able to just come up to me in VR, maybe aided by an algorithm and start doing who knows what to me? Because my very few interactions I've had in VR and I've done a couple actual horizon demos. And they have this venues thing, which is like concerts in VR. The interactions have not been great. One time a guy came up to me and was like, where are the chicks, man?.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:57 min | 8 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"We won't have that policy and you can't have that one quickly frankly. I think the people enjoyed it. I think what you found was the lead ship of both parties. If i can be on. East policies are often saddled in manifesto the policies. They don't particularly from dove. But i kind of have to have to keep members or certain empties happy. So i think the democrats both actually quite enjoyed sitting in a room. I you know if we can lose this. Do you wanna ditch that while doing year. That's we'll kill. Butch thanks to these by clearly came back to by live dams. I think finding politics. Senior level of ministers and senior so spokespeople usually quite quickly just get dumped the rationality and the basics of it. Even at the time we'll sorry nervousness within the liberal democrats about the potential long-term consequences for the party. I can't remember somebody writing at the time that you will. Then lead and nick clegg might discover that he had led his party to a catastrophic success. We always knew konishi. Lose a big chunk of otis. We always knew we'd lose even people who are more conservative or more lay. We knew we're taking it very early on fest week or so. We had this Be gets together. Whatever pays people from liberal policies across europe who are much more used to coalitions and they all say the same thing is basically the same old policy. You gets clobbered in a coalition dying mercury quote. We're very aware over the time. The smaller policy negotiation always get smashed. So we kind of knew it would be bad. And we roll braced for the fact. There will be an electoral impact to what we're doing. I think we weren't braced for quite. How significantly was i think. He's a politician. Don how huge impact wouldn't serve Dream it was reaction was much more extreme. I think in the uk nails where politics thoughts of how the party managed coalition. And i think partly frankly because of how kardashian's viewed people much more used to coach in europe. So then there's sort of the betrayal if you like of not delivering every piece of your manifesto was seen pretty much worst prison. I even remember. Negotiations negotiations took five days and people like the country won't coat they'll be riding on the streets. This'll be mad news. I'm reading my meanest. Want to help you to get dumped for christmas. You know it was. It was a strange time. So i think we knew we'd be under an extreme marks. Gopi new is going to be tough when we were told repeatedly by people who've done it this is going to have a big impact. I think we're still coach out. Or how significant impact on the policy walls inbetween arriving in government in two thousand and ten and that electoral reckoning arriving in two thousand fifteen how smoothly did the arrangement actually work in practice. Always incredibly smooth. I think it was smooth than many one party. Preach governments honest because disputes between the conservative democrats. Were kind of allowed out. Say we'll descru- this refreshing out. We have a meeting next week to discuss policy..

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

04:24 min | 11 months ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

"Row as a sort of something that at manage to move on from and even though some voters had forgotten about the railway south they just couldn't trust nick clegg anymore and so it just became something that you said a lot about his character. So i think that is one of the issues. Just the idea that that case starmer if you found yourself in the trenches with kissed armor would he be on your side. I think he's probably the the thing that is sort of suspicion. Now boris yeltsin's idea kind of consolidating his hold on these formulae barriers that turn tori as his leveling up agenda. He was rattling off in this speech. Yesterday we're going to levels of regional inequality in england which will make you wonder what he's going to say to the party but he finds the party that's been in power for the last ten years now but this speech i think it's i say i received a bit of a collective rasberry when people saying that you know yet. It's a novice meat from leveling but lacks policy detail. But patrick o'flynn is resent interesting piece. A coffeehouse people the commentary. I getting this wrong. People instinctively get leveling up. Which analysis do you think is right. I think both in a sense. I think people understand that leveling up is something that you know something that will benefit parts the uk that have been left behind. They understand that it will probably relates to education to to infrastructure to the the way in which town centres look and feel. But i think there's also an issue that boris johnson doesn't quite know in detail how he's going to achieve these things so i think on education for instance is still not clear what he's going to do in order to level up people's aspirations in left behind towns in the northeast for instance. He made a very good case yesterday. Didn't he four leveling up. She being something that would benefit overheated southern areas as well as those red wool constituencies that southern tori. Mp's field getting all the attention. But again i think it was more about persuading people in his party. Who don't like the idea of leveling up that level. That will be a good thing rather than a kind of policy rich detail. Heavy speech then again..

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"You will get no homework tonight. That's the beauty of us. So Facebook, um has about 274 billion would be 274 billion. Monthly users. That is a rather startling figure. I think Two million active users on a daily basis. And about 412 million Active accounts that are either fake or duplicate six and 10 adults six and 10 adults log onto Facebook on a daily method daily basis. Those are all metrics that were Cultivated and delivered in a study done by and I want to make sure I get this hoot Suite Hoot suite. Did this back in January of 2021. Twitter is a little bit different. Twitter, according to Pew. Has this to offer about 10%. Of the actual account users on Twitter about 10%. Account for 80% of Twitter content again. 10% of people that use or active on Twitter account for 80% of the content. You see very small number. Very small number about 36% of those who use Twitter identify as being Democrats about 21% identify as being Republican and the other 43%. Are in various other categories. That's where both of these Social media services are split. Along demographic lines. So this week Facebook again with 274 billion monthly users. Said it will suspend former former President Donald Trump's account for two years following its finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly January 6th insurrection. This is the quote from Facebook's vice president of global affairs. Quote at the end of this period. We will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded. We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence restriction on peaceful assembly. And other markers of civil unrest. This, according to somebody named Nick Clegg, who was Facebook's vice president of global affairs. So a president Still the leader of the second Most powerful political party in the country, second, at least at this point because the Democrats hold obviously the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The leader, the de facto leader of the second most Powerful political party in our country is silence for the next two years, which ironically takes us right through the 2022 midterm elections. So is this playing politics where politics should not be played or Good business sense for Facebook. Sometimes when things get that murky and a little bit, uh, convoluted. We like to bring in a guy who's never murky or convoluted. He is the chief marketing officer of agency partner Interactive. And animals. Eerie has been on my show many times, and every time he is on, it's a good day, and he's standing by right now. Adam, How are you on this glorious day? Can doing great. Great to start the day with you. It's great to start the day with you, Adam. Now listen. We know the clout that Mark Zuckerberg has. We know Jack, What's his name at Twitter? We know the clout they have You and I have talked before These guys do something sometimes stupid. Six weeks later there up on Capitol Hill say they're never going to do something stupid again. And then they go right back, and they do something stupid. And then six weeks later, they're back on Capitol Hill. So I'm just wondering what this this Facebook decision knowing full well that Facebook operates without rains. There's There is no government policy. That one rules this thing in rains it in without without that kind of discipline. It would seem to me that Facebook has opened the door to suspending anyone. It doesn't like if that someone does something It doesn't like maybe not as egregious as being part of an insurrection. But anything else they're going to experts to assess whether to the risk to public safety is receded. Experts. They don't say the experts are this thing is totally off the rails, is it not? Well, you're exactly right. It's like they're experts. It's actually more like the phone of friend thing from that the game show. I mean, they're calling people that they know that are in their network. As you know, can you kind of kick things off making reference to the VP over their Facebook? Who's making a lot of these decisions? Nick Clegg, This is the guy that I think we should talk about a little bit. Nick Clegg is someone who is a former member of the British Parliament. He's a guy with almost 20 years of experience As a politician, he was actually the deputy prime minister of the UK for five years. This guy is a very, very left leaning politicians. And now he's an operative in an executive at Facebook being paid very well and and being enabled to make political decisions that are are truly impacting the United States. Can you imagine now that a retired British politician is now more powerful than the at one point the sitting president of the United States in terms of being able to decide who he can and cannot communicate with? It's just mind boggling to me and you know what goes around comes around right now. It's it's the censorship of conservatives. But things change right And so it's It's really not just out of left field to say that this could also impact the left at some point as well. You're talking about a platform here that Is truly a megaphone. It's truly a connector that connects messages and people. And so when, when those in charge change a little bit, whether it's You know, through retirement attrition or take over. Um, you've got to really ask yourself. Okay. Well, now who's controlling the messaging and the intent behind those messages? I mean, this is this is a crazy situations. This is so we're 17 months away from the U. S midterms. This trump ban expired in 19 months. A little weird, right? Right. Right. It is, And I don't think that that math was any accident. But here you go. This is this is Facebook and you say the other side may be affected. The Democrats may be affected by it at some point, but yet if you're if you're putting a person like Nick Nick Clegg in charge of your global affairs, and he's dictating what Ken? It cannot be seen on a business that operates in America. That is the number one social platform in America. My guess is there are other like minds on that. That, uh That advisory board. Besides Nick Clegg, they're probably all of that political bent. This is frightening. This is a monopoly. They have this They control all the servers parlor never had a chance. And so the people that that are identified as Republicans may be as strong as 74 million that voted for President Trump in the last election. They're scattered. That's the first thing you do, don't you? What do you want to break up power or you want to gain power yourself as you divide and conquer, And that's what they've done. They've scattered and conquered, Haven't they? They really have. They've scattered and conquered and colluded and conquered, right? I mean on Twitter, Trump had almost 89 million followers. You know, there are only 69 million U. S monthly active users on Twitter. Trump had 89 Million followers on Twitter Facebook alone. You know, you're talking about 35 million Trump followers on Facebook. About 20% of all US Facebook users were Trump followers and and so to see how Twitter and Facebook and of course, also Amazon and Apple and Google have worked together to Target a group of people that they don't like the shut them down to silence their communications with and also to go after their ability to offer competing products on the market, really scary stuff and we have to reel it in. These are private companies that are acting with the power of a defacto government. And so I think that it's going to take a regulatory action to actually make things changed..

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Facebook pledges to invest $1 billion in news after Australia standoff ends

Techmeme Ride Home

01:10 min | 1 year ago

Facebook pledges to invest $1 billion in news after Australia standoff ends

"Facebook is defending its stance in australia saying that it has invested six hundred million dollars just since two thousand eighteen to support the news industry globally and it plans to spend at least a billion dollars or more over the next three years going forward quoting facebook's nick clegg the assertions repeated widely in recent days that facebook steals or takes original journalism for its own benefit always were and remain false. We neither take nor ask for the content for which we were being asked to pay a potentially exorbitant price. In fact newslink's are a small part of the experience. Most users have on facebook fewer than one post in every twenty-five five in your news feed will contain a link to a new story and many user say they would like to see even less news and political content. As tim burners lee the inventor of the world wide web warned. The australian law could make the internet as we know it unworkable. Arguing that it quote risks breaching a fundamental principle of the web by requiring payment for linking between certain content online and quote. Facebook is more than willing to partner with news. Publishers absolutely recognized quality. Journalism is at the heart of how open societies function informing and empowering citizens and holding the powerful to account.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"That he's sort of being forced to make policy decisions at Facebook that government should be making and he's making these decisions on their own. They're admitting they have too much power. And they're having to make these decisions and quote real time. So there's a growing trend intact where companies are making these decisions. They're basically more powerful than the government. They're admitting that they are. They're saying we always want to help Joe Biden. Now we're gonna help him with his executive orders so pretty extraordinary recording within Facebook and given to us by Someone at the executive level, and I'm sure that they're really paranoid as they should be, rather than rather than fixing their behavior, Shawn, they're just gonna try to avoid being caught. So now, as you usually do you after you get a syriza tapes undercover, you usually reach out to the different organizations where you went undercover and ask them for comment. How did that go? There was a man named Andy Stone, who's given comment to us in the past. Um he has not yet comment. They have not yet commented. I'm sure that's about to change because as I speak other reporters, Shauna reaching out On. We'll see if they if they respond here in the next few hours. If you look though, at the power that we're talking about here. Look, I I think that what a lot of people are missing. I mean, I I look, I live in the cable world and I live in the talk radio world. I mean, there's been attempts to silence Cancel sensor, You know all the way across the board my entire career. It's kind of not new to me. Although it is now taken on an urgency because it's expanding out to anybody that doesn't have the politically correct point of view, And they just want to silence speech and to see them and such full, powerful alignment against Either people or opinions or even competitors. I mean for Apple to go ahead with Facebook to go ahead with Twitter. I mean, against one little company that was a little upstart and put them out of business and shut them down and make it incapable for them. Tow create an alternative. I have my would imagine that we have monopoly concerns there. What do you think? I agree, Shawn, And this is Guy Rosen, the Facebook VP of integrity that they've developed systems to freeze commenting They've been sort of building up to this where they can detect hate speech. There. It's over the top. This is Roy Austin, who is one of the vice president say that they can use their virtual reality software. Oculus was a company's Facebook purchased from Palmer Luckey. And they talk about how they can, uh, dance their quota quote civil rights initiatives, But I think the most shocking thing about this tape is that they are actually partnering with Joe Biden administration to work with him on their executive orders, and they're saying that this is what they intend to do with that power. Um, and this this Nick Clegg, individuals. Admitting that their company is being put into a position where they have to make decisions that ordinarily, governments would make their force to make those decisions and they're admitting they have so much power. Um, I think you are going to see an army a legion of whistleblowers who are having this crisis of conscience who who are upset at these companies. It's happening at project or a cost. We get. Probably 2 to 3 insiders approaches a day across that even in big Tex. And if people want to get in contact with Project Veritas, how did they do it? It's a very tough tips. That's spelled D E E R I T A F tips at proton nail dot com And it's like I said, it's it's we're creating a movement here of these people who feel betrayed by their organizations, So I don't think that these companies fear the government anymore. Um, I think the only thing they actually fear is being caught is being exposed. They fear publicity more than they even fear legislators. All right. Well, we look forward. You're gonna have other Other releases later on this week. We look forward to you share them with us, As always, James O'Keefe has always thank you for being with us. Thanks, Sean. All right. 800 accountant. I want to tell you about this. Get ready. Buckle up. If you are in business, especially. Yep. You're going to be targeted with massive tax increases pay very close attention and a whole bunch of whole slew of new regulations. 1 800 accountant. Now they are the leading virtual accounting firm for small businesses and independent contractors. Now, look, I recommend these guys they're amazing.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Sasha Pfeiffer and I'm Audie Cornish. Facebook wants to be an authority on climate. Today, the social network launched a climate Science Information Center, a central hub for climate fax, not as straightforward as it may sound. It'll start getting cooler. I wishes you just watch that was President Trump yesterday in California, addressing how climate change affects wildfires. We asked Facebook, VP of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg about what happens when politicians don't accept the science. Facebook's role is not to tell whoever is elected president, United States what they can and can't A sad within within limits. No no. One, including President Trump. No, no politician could say things which threaten impending real world home and our policies will hate speech, A plight everybody, But when it comes to debate about climate science, what we're trying to do why we are hopeful is Climate Science Information Center will be very effective is it provides a simple, easy to find repository for authoritative information about what is happening to our climate and our experience. To the covert information hub is that there is a real appetite for people to find out more for themselves. We have seen misinformation in general spreading when it comes to this issue, And is there anything that Facebook, Khun Doom or proactively to prevent this misinformation from spreading? I say we do already more than any any other company in the industry. No other company partners with 70 plus fact checkers around the world. You know, Fact checking is not some is not some sort of light. Sanction the suggestion that the only remedy to misinformation incredible reverence information is when content is removed, I think overlooks how effective this program of fact checking can be, you know, Removing constant is the ultimate sanction on we confine that to contact think there was a clear and impending linked to Rhea World Home. So, for instance, this last weekend, we remove content, which circulated, which made claims that Far left groups were responsible for the fires in in Oregon. We did so because the police nor enforcement emergency services told us that these rumors were actually taking their resources away from helping people whose homes were AH blames. Earlier. You made this comment about the public and politicians. I do want to come back to it for one more thing, which is that just recently, the Department of Health and Human Services Public Affairs officials. Name's Michael Caputo used a Facebook live stream to make all kinds of claims against the federal government. Ones that do sound threatening or dangerous, you know, claiming that there were hit squads that we're preparing for armed insurrection. How do you refute this? Do you reach out to people who saw the video? Is there anything you can do? Or is this in the column of It came from a politician, so it's not our deal to make comment on it, so I haven't seen the videos. I simply can't Collins on Lee all the video itself. It was a live stream, so it's a good number of us missed it. But it came from Facebook. The country is going through a highly highly polarized time with people from all wings of opinion, saying things to each other and about each other lot leased in the run up to this highly consequence of consequential election on DH we have put in place Oh, range of guard rails to try. Make sure platform remains a a place for open debate. Sometimes we act swiftly. Immediately. Sometimes we don't act quickly enough. And then quite rightly. People criticized Facebook. But I didn't think it would be a fair to overlook Thie. Huge, huge undertaking, which now exists on Facebook. Whether it is the millions of fake accounts removed every day, the 35,000 people will be employed to help monitor what goes on on our platform much and I don't think I am. I mean, I guess what I want to say is Thies. Things aren't disconnected. Here. You have a science hub. And here you have someone using Facebook, someone in an official capacity who claims federal government scientists are engaging in sedition. This is going against the Let's college good or clean information you're trying to put out on the one hand and on the other hand, there's a steady stream of this other stuff. I think it would be unrealistic to imagine that the only thing is that we're going to see on Facebook is material you feel comfortable or happy about. That's not the nature of the world we live in, and it's certainly not make sure the highly polarized debate we have in the United States. That video broke our rules. We didn't act on it. I'm sure that is a legitimate source of criticism. But I I think the underlying point you're making is that yes, one of the reasons for this climate Assize Center is precisely because a good speech is often the most effective antidote to bad speech. We'll make leg. Thank you so much for your time. Much appreciated. Thank you. We should note. Facebook is a financial supporter of NPR. Support.

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Bloomberg, Trump and the Absurdity of Facebook's Political Ad Policies

Today in Focus

06:23 min | 2 years ago

Bloomberg, Trump and the Absurdity of Facebook's Political Ad Policies

"There has been a major development in the Democratic field Just in the recent months which is that a note late November Mike Bloomberg jumped into the race. The Battle of the billionaires is on Michael Bloomberg officially jumping into the twenty twenty race and he's a billionaire businessman built. A huge company went into politics and was elected mayor of New York and he is spending outrageous amounts of money a belief that he is now personally outspending the trump campaign on facebook. I'm what's his facebook campaign light? Compared to trump's he appears to be running a an almost TRUMPIAN facebook campaign although it's very much anti trump a white house beset by lies chaos and corruption and administration that has failed the American people. Also trump is launching thousands of different ads a day and they're very emotive and it means like Mike Bloomberg would get it done. The truck coming actually ran a small set of ads. That used images of what I would describe as cute and imperilled animals To try to get people to Click so these were ads. They showed a poorly cute puppy but it was so dark and he looked a little bit cold and he was maybe behind a chain link. Fence it said. Donald trump is fighting against cruelty to animals. The bluebird campaign is running practically the same ads. They also have adorable pictures of puppies and cats and they say Mike. Saves animals how does face but regulate political advertising on its platform. Facebook does not regulate clinical advertising on its platform in a nutshell There are certain rules that they apply to all advertisers But one of the very controversial things that facebook did last year was that they announced that one of the rules that they have for regular advertisers. Advertisers that are selling sneakers or sell advertising. A small business is that they're not allowed to be misleading. They're not allowed to lie last fall. Nick Clegg former deputy prime minister who now works for facebook gave a speech and revealed that they had decided to exempt politicians from that rule And they're basically saying we're not going to enforce that we're not going to prevent politicians from lying in their ads. Not only that but they also facebook does have a third party fact checking program. They said that they are exempting. All ADS FROM THAT PROCESS. We do not submit speech by politicians to our independent fact checkers and we generally generally allow it on the platform even when it would otherwise breach our normal content rules. What was their reason and justification for doing that? Their justification is that they think that the people should be able to see what politicians are. Say that if a politician wants to lie in an ad that's useful information for voters to have and so then it is up to the press to then publicize and inform the citizens that the politician is lying. And I think that a lot of people think that their actual reason is a that they don't WanNa get into a fight with the trump campaign and be it would be almost impossible the scale of the ads that are going to have fact checkers checking every single one before it goes up that would require thousands and thousands and thousands of more people working for facebook to do that work so face because made easier for political parties to wherever they won't upon the platform and they're still making it difficult for us to find out how that works is simply because it makes them a lot more money. I think probably the one of the reasons that facebook's not doing it is because It would be very difficult for them to To make the call between what is a political ad in what isn't and that would almost require as many staff as it would require to a fact. Check them the other thing is that I also think that. Facebook believes in its own propaganda. I think that Mark Zuckerberg thinks that his products are good and people no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard and and that has important consequences. And I think that that is probably a misconception on his part but that is a very core belief of his that facebook is good for the world. But I actually believe that the much bigger story is how much these platforms have. Decentralized power by putting it directly into people's hands it's part of this amazing expansion of voice that we've experienced through law and culture and now technology is well having spent a year watching facebook apart from the trump campaign. How do you think the this might play out in the election? He is going to start focusing more and more on his Democratic candidates. You know as that field narrows currently as we speak. He's in some kind of twitter war with Mike Bloomberg. He's GonNa start getting very very personal about the candidate says well between now and November twenty one we are going to keep on working. We are going to keep on fighting more of the same ready to definitely more of the same and I think that one of the things with the trump campaign in general is that you keep you know. I keep thinking that I've lost my ability to be shocked and then I get shocked again and we will make a great again. Thank you keep up the good work. Thank you for speaking to me. Thank you so

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UK set for Brexit election with Boris Johnson hoping to retain power

Monocle 24: The Globalist

10:03 min | 2 years ago

UK set for Brexit election with Boris Johnson hoping to retain power

"Now four days until the United Kingdom goes to vote in the second general election in two years. Can you hear the fatigue in my voice. The opinion polls which ought to be taken with very generous pinch of salt suggest. The Conservative Party led by. Boris Johnson stands to be elected. Well one of those sprinkling salt. Is Vince Samakuva his. UK's correspondent fear news following every twist and turn. And if I sound fatigued Vincent you must be exhausted. It's been a long campaign going around the country. I mean this campaign started in August. It's been quite strange for UK election which normally short five week one but this effectively began in August. And it's yeah are. There is definitely a sense of weariness around the country and we all three days before he goes to the elections on Thursday and just looking at the headlines this this morning and the and the headlines over the weekend it seems to be still such a messy scene. There's no one great winner. I mean many suggestion that the Conservatives services are ahead in the opinion polls but the unpredictability of this I think is perhaps what is confusing and exhausting so many people. Yeah it is and I think that's going to be some really interesting factors in play coming up so one thing which any partial tally. The big thing is the weather so looking ahead of the weather here in London Thursday. It's wet all all day but it isn't that cold. The cold is the thing that many parties were worried about because who are the most reliable bank voters anywhere in the world the elderly and the colder it is and the more difficult it is for them to vote the more the less likely arts turn out one caveat on that is that they normally they have their own vehicles so they can drive themselves to the polls young people as well often deterred by whether and if it's very wet and they've got to get public transport they might not bother and I think something that I'm noticing around the country is. I think we might have a slightly lower turnout and there is a sense of fatigue and inevitability creeping in about Boris Johnson. Getting a majority. Ah I mean you said it's going to be hold. I've taken the liberty of looking up the weather forecast while you were saying that I mean if you're in hull which is in the northeast of England. It's going to be raining and four all day. I mean that's that's it's an indoor play day for me. As far as I can gather could be worse. I mean thinking about recent winters you dave. We could be a lot worse but yeah it. It isn't it isn't going to be pleasant and I think that's going to have a really interesting impacts on the get out the vote campaign get out the vote but also who is likely to. which way is that lately says suspending voices if you're going to get The weather actually having an impact on on the way that people whether people go out and who they decide to vote for it it definitely is a test of how well the policies ground games are running running because when you work in these parties a big thing they do is when they going door to door they own just asking you how you're voting. They're often asking how you get into the polls and they will do community bus round so if they go down the street and they find that Ethel number sixty five and Tommy number sixty four want to go and vote. But they don't don't have their own vehicle transport they will sort out within the local association that the bus will go down that street to certain time pick up all those people take them to the polls and drop them back. So it's an interesting thing is a massive logistical operation to get people out. That's the logistical side. Let's turn onto the political side. What is the state of play with three days to go? So the Tories have they firm and solid ten point lead in the national polls which would give them a majority between forty to fifty seats if they are to be believed. That is the largest since is Margaret Thatcher in one thousand nine hundred seven one caveat to that is the first election referendum this election debate on a couple of weeks ago Borsch Johnson won by fifty fifty one percent to forty nine percent on Fridays. Pretty Dire Debate those down in maidstone. The Paula came out of that said the Washington won by fifty two percent and Jeremy Corbyn won by forty eight percent. This is a country which is split right down the middle as with the same figures for the brexit referendum. The problem is that U K calculation relation of seats is so difficult because of our first-past-the-post-system every seat has different dynamics working in it. Now the problem for the Tories is that they might worry that their vote is complacent and they might not turn out and deliver that majority that they're being predicted by intention because people think well it sorted and there is still the room for major gas. Now Boris Johnson is as we speak in grimsby at a fish market. He is doing tour of the so-called red wool so he is hitting labor. ABC's in the Midlands in Yorkshire in the Northeast in North Wales and the north west of the next three days in an absolute blitz. Because he thinks now because because the brexit party stepped down which I think is the defining moment of this general election in the three hundred and seventeen seats to theresa may one in two thousand seventeen. They are now taking most of those as banked and they're taking the fight out to labor even in Scotland where look like at the beginning of the election the SNP could take almost all the seats but one one they are now looking at holding on at about eight supports Johnson citing signs. Take the fights to the Labor Party and Jeremy Corbyn on the other side is going to be doing a campaign like the last one where he's trying to have big rallies all up and down the country but really. I mean Jeremy Corbyn has not broken through in this general election and the people. I'm speaking to the past couple of weeks. Weeks Germany Corbin's brand was was kind of very is kind of selective taste in twenty seventeen. It didn't win the sensor Eh but it pulled in people from around the left who previously haven't voted Labour because it wasn't left enough for them and then he got Jerry Evans brand in the past two years has been severely. I mean this issue of antisemitism has not gone away his handling of it. This election has been poor even last week. You know when he was on this morning With Julianne with Juliette. TV TV. He just he's not he's getting angry about it. And that's not helping and the public obsolete confused and baffled by his brexit position the accusations that emerged over the weekend that the the way that the media has actually handcuffed handled this campaign has not been ideal given the fact that before the election. Everybody said that party politics no longer really work in the way that they used to that. Everybody somebody who's now not Labour or conservative Liberal Democrat but they were remain or leave but the way that the election coverage has been played out has reverted to the type and you get the other party such as Liberal Democrats the Greens and Indeed Brexit party being marginalized although some might suggest that the Brexit potties and a very nice the amount of coverage this this season. What would you say to that? I mean. It's very tricky. I mean the media navel-gazing at itself Alpha's how is covering the election. The problem is that in twenty ten because we haven't ever had TV debates for in this country and they've been talked about for decades. The three remained broadcast this guy that we've seen ICN worked solidly together in Lockstep to secure the debates and it was. You can't sign up for one you have to sign up for all three and that is where Nick Clegg. The Liberal Democrat got his big break in in terms of publicity but didn't translate into any more seats in fact lost two seats because of the way our system system works now in every election since then the cool after that was that there should be some kind of independent authority like the electoral commission which determines the structure Russia and the setting and the dates of each of those debates. That hasn't worked. It's basically now being the parties have played the broadcasters off each other and I think they in this election action you know it's really descended chaos. Sky Didn't even get a debates and very quietly backed away from it is TV and the BBC's got their first ever to lead head to head debate. Who will be the prime minister? And then there's been a bit of a smorgasbord of other debates and it. has you know an and politicians say that it takes. It's the kind of the prep work for it. It can take the steam out of the campaigning and it's not a traditional campaign the alternative that is actually more people. Get to see what you're about. And if you're just popping about each constituency constituency but the real question is you know apart from the normal media which you know kind of will sort itself out and there'll be lots of picking out the thing that is still going under the radar is the social media side. We do not you do. There hasn't used in past elections in two thousand fifteen seventeen you'd get an op note. That said our our new Election Billboard will be unveiled. Come and see on a bus and you'd get a random member cabinet standing in front of it pulling a curtain them but that isn't happening anymore and so on on the dry hair. I saw the first few billboards on electronic billboards from the conservatives who gonNA spend basically big in this final week absolutely blitz. And every time I went on youtube the weekend the pre roll advert was one from the Conservatives. The danger in this election and this kind of new age is we. Don't get to see anymore anymore. What everyone else does you? And I are being targeted by different adverts to what the conservative done. And it's very much the vote leave playbook the campaign campaign two thousand sixteen that Dominic Cummings masterminded is they have in the in the in the long campaign tested out different adds to see what get the most reaction and then in the final few days whatever has done and best of the thousands that they were putting out of different variations of adverts mycotoxin whatever's done best then becomes the big national. One of the next three days are going to be the moment when we see how the campaigns are really pushed then yeah it will be. It will be the kind of headline messages from Boston so I think just WanNa pick out what he said yesterday. Today on on Sky News into this is this could be a line from two thousand sixteen and this is the vote leave playbook he was saying we want to bed down in migration particularly unskilled work is You've seen a large number of people coming from the whole of the EU. Five hundred eighty million population trying to dredge up scary figure of all these people could suddenly rock up at David Tomorrow and saying in this line I was really struck. Me As pretty Pretty appalling really is that too long. y-y-you migrants have treated the UK. As their own country Vincent mckinney. Thank you very much indeed for joining us on monocle. Twenty

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Making sense of the Brexit confusion

Monocle 24: The Globalist

09:55 min | 2 years ago

Making sense of the Brexit confusion

"Turn now to today's top story you'd be fooled into thinking that you k. was in full campaigning mode by this weekend papers depending spending which paper you picked up the Conservative Party was going to promise you the moon or destroy civilization labor either had the beginnings of a pasta victory or already dead and unburied and Nigel farage from the Brexit party isn't going to stand for parliament but he's not going to go away so Vince macaroni. UK correspondent for your news joins me in the studio here to make sense of a rather messy weekend welcome back to the Vincent the the thing that everybody's talking about this weekend is that despite the fact that it is brexit has brought brought us to this general election in the United Kingdom everybody is determined not to be an election about brexit overseas are trying to shift the focus back onto domestic guess used as the feeling in the country too much of the national broadband has been taken up the bandwidth being taken up five brexit for years and years is now and they want to hear the party's plans for other services they want to hear about education any chest police because there is a feeling that after ten years of parity these services are very much at the point of collapse and so I think my understanding is Labor will try very much to in the next two days to get the brexit part of the election done do do that big speech and then try to move on from that and talk about other issues the Denver through interesting of surprise that they actually put brexit in their in their main party slogan last week they are very much thinking that if they hone in on the Brexit message that that could be there rock wall like it was in the two thousands that got them under Charles Kennedy and Nick Clegg up two numbers kind of approaching sixty and if they have a very clear simple message and they will to other policies but if they are the anti brexit party that will give them a huge boost in numbers and along with the SNP it could be those two parties that decide the course of what happens at the end of this election indeed the political world at the moment is shifting to the point where we have how many people now who have left their respective parties to join the Liberal Democrats in order to buy into this this anti brexit ticket we've seen an awful lot of people who would say with Bush sort of Brexit moderates have moved over quite a few figures moved over this weekend as well didn't they yes we had more switches happening but also the big thing as well to watch as the number of resignations that's taking cases is pretty extraordinary you're seeing kind of root out of women in parliament something that Theresa may too low touched to help get in but you're saying on the conservative side of moderate women like Nicky Morgan who currently sits in cabinet it is going Margaret James was a successful businesswoman also algae bt woman she says that the abuse and talk nature parliament's got too much she is going You need likes Angora Justine greening you're seeing real kind of carve out long Ken Clarke as well of the kind of the the Severo file centrist camera night position in the party just suddenly being kind of removing themselves from it one of the key voices in that was dominic grieve is a former attorney general here in the United Kingdom them kicked out of the Conservative Party voting against Boris Johnson a now making a very strong point which suddenly places a British election or other international personal life is called for the publication of a report on Russian meddling in the democratic process in the UK to be published before the general election. Boris Johnson has said no it Trumpian echoes it it does embarrassed I mean the the problem is you know report tells you what went wrong it doesn't help you set up the procedures you need to change and protect for tech something for future so whilst it would be handy to know I mean I think all of the parties will be taking you know improve security measures to make sure that they're not oh getting hacked as we've seen other elections being where you know the DNC and the US was hacked but yeah there is a question mark about social media we know that twitter has decided it won't Muskrats I mean that wasn't a massive issue here I think in in the UK you know the numbers on twitter actually quite small when you step outside of Westminster bubble it's not it's not the whole population but yeah we all uh-huh very curious to see what it is that is happening on facebook because the problem is that you or I are not seeing the APPS that certain people James and Scunthorpe and Tom in Wales and and Julie Danas brightness saying because of this micro targeting that is going on in that still hasn't been cleared up it would be interesting to know especially with the kind of talk now the pressure being put on facebook iceberg and other countries in Europe having blocks facebook from running class I think Arlen and France with the two in recent elections that have blocked whether the UK should've said until this this problem is cleared up we do this but at the moment all the polls looking so tight and I think all the parties will be worried by the poll numbers at the weekend especially going towards possibly hung parliaments parliament's that they're all keeping mum on their social media activties thing that was raised this weekend was the the Joe Promise it Boris Johnson in had given been given the gave rather diner dej then stay in the European Union post the thirty first of all I'm currently unite currently sitting in London were still part of the European Union check my calendar country disappointed around the country expressing the defections Liberal Democrats there was he gave even into yesterday for the first guy and the interviewer asked him if he was if he would apologize for effectively breaking a fundamental promises miss that he had repeated and repeated and repeated and this is what he said this study I do I do and I'm deeply deeply deeply disappointed and I had to consider sorry yes absolutely right then do we consider that to be an apology or is this is someone who's sort of off off record half acknowledging the problem I think as far as half ignoring the problem and I think this might come into the four of this election Boris Johnson have a line for decades that his personal life private life is personal and he's not going to discuss it and he's not someone who stands on election and preaches family values I use but when it comes to this issue of trust and the scrutiny of someone's personal life that is fair game in a general election when you're trying to become the Alito country his election the Tories was only around one hundred forty thousand in the end his electric this time is millions and millions of people and they have a right to know the character the person that is leading country I think Boris Johnson is going to struggle struggled in that interview particularly the sort of talk to sort of he had to four times say he wasn't he was asked four times about ruling out to this Scottish referendum for independence and he wouldn't do that because he knows he might have packed with the SNP and then later on clarified obsessions Shinzo did rule out because the interview was very it was very boris trying to office gate trying to dither and trying to get away from things I think he's going to face in the coming weeks some pretty harsh questions about his almosty his relationship with truth the people that he has misled recently a court found her majesty the Queen and the way that he's conducted his personal life we're in different world though now and not many people actually care about such things it would in the old days have hats it's on quickly booted out of number ten you say that then of support for Johnson but I'm not I'm not saying that the conduct itself is what will turn people off I think it is putting a question mark above his head that he may not be someone to trust and the way he is treated family and friends uh-huh means that believing what he's saying is very hard and when he's giving interviews like that one yesterday to say for Ridge on sky in which he seems very evasive I don't think about will help is 'cause neither will Nigel farage who the leader of the brexit party and someone who keeps appearing on television screens an awful lot despite the fact that he isn't actually a member of parliament is and nor does he intend to be an an MP this timer I mean first of all a very curious decision he'd he'd obviously looked at the polling and brexit party had dipped down over the weekend in the polls he's someone who's previously run for parliament seven times and been rejected five elections to buy collections and being an MVP There is a lot less scrutiny than being an MP but an MBA in this country means that you have to declare your finances you you had to declare your interest you will say are accountable to constituents I mean I I for one cannot envision Nigel farage running Friday constituency surgeries and trying to help other people people have problems Nigel Farraj is probably a broadcaster these days first and foremost as well as a kind of media figure and I think it's very interesting how can you I'm I'm an send the latest say they're going to release their sort of six hundred fifty candidates they're gonNA run up and down the country they have given Boris Johnson is two weeks window to drop his deal and then they could form an alliance Donald Donald Trump is once again over the weekend probably frogs etchings toll bars you know do deal with this Guy Nigel but for Nigel how can you say that you're launching a national national domestic policy and not want to be the leader of it in the House of Commons how can you how can you be doing that how come the public you you seriously as a political force when you yourself are doing it and I think they did sweep the MVP elections earlier in the year I went to one of their events in the candidates some optic strong one referring to Africa as a country rather than the continent on stage not being corrected not correcting herself and I think the scrutiny that comes by being an MP is far more the running for an Emmy Pena's country and the caliber of the candidates might not be as strong they might not be as well vetted and I think think that some of them will be sort of par local hustings did some macaroni from urine you thank you very much indeed for journeys monocle twenty

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"nick clegg" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

06:45 min | 3 years ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"The station in Chicago. And I see we've got a full port of call who want to get at me as we're talking about Trump and his policy on trade, specifically, the tariffs, of course. But I'm gonna hide behind Mark Perry for just a few minutes longer. Mark Perry economics, professor at the university of Michigan and the author of the carpet diem blog, you could find at the American Enterprise Institute website, Mark, thanks for sticking around. Just picking up the conversation. We were having to about how we have artificial trade barriers to protect domestic industries. We have for a long time and President Trump is sort of continuing that policy not just with terrorists. But also with subsidies to help of farmers in particular. That are being most negatively impacted by the tariff season posing and the retaliatory tariffs. The Chinese are imposing as this trade war wages on. And so, you know, the idea that we should not look at American agriculture American farmers American manufacturing specific machine shops and CNC businesses until fourth. We should look at them as American we should look at them as businesses and the best environment for businesses is a low tax free trade environment. Even if that means that American companies will not always be successful against foreign competitors. That's sometimes difficult proposition to sell politically. Sure. Stake is looking at trade for the do point of the producer that you've noticed. Trump is almost never mentioned the word US consumers because he's looking at traits viewpoint of the producer. So American producers always want to be protected against competition. Both domestically and internationally. And so there's always it's always in the self interest of domestic producer to want to be protected from foreign competition protectionism, but if we look at trade for the point of the consumer as pointed out hundreds of years ago, then we see that what we want to look at it. What's best for the consumer? Not what's best for the producer producers always want to be protected in ideal world, they'd want to be a monopolist, then watch the highest places possible. So in a dynamic economy looking at it through the viewpoint of the consumer. We want the most amount of international trade possible. The most amount of competition in the least amount of protectionism speaking of monopolist or allege monopolist lot of interest from Elizabeth Warren and. Reparation age and the other Democrats socialist candidates for president with perhaps exception of T-Bone Booker. To break up Facebook that Facebook is should be subjected to antitrust prosecution effectively there was a up from Nick Clegg com's guy for Facebook pointing out just how much competition Facebook actually faces in its various business units. And just what percentage of the overall digital ad revenue. Facebook enjoys the main source of its revenue twenty percent of the overall market. How do you call that monopolised? I think he's got a point there. What do you say to the who's on the center, right? That say, yeah. The heck with Facebook the heck with Twitter the heck with a big tech companies. They should be broken up because you know, they don't play fair with with respect to people who don't agree with their left-wing orthodoxy. Sweat an article today that in two thousand seven about twelve years ago, the big bad social media monopoly was my space, and there was called twelve years ago to break up my space because they had this. You know, unstoppable social media monopoly. And then look what happens through parts of dynamic market competition, which is the best possible. Regulator because it's dynamic government regulation of static. So what we've seen happen? Of course that Facebook emerged and they became the dominant player, but they've got no ten. Or they. Yeah. So I mean, anybody can enter that space that industry, and so they have no government protection. That's what we really want to prevent is government some kind, of course monopoly where they have government protection. But as long as there's either existing competition for potential competition. Those firms are disciplined to act in a way where they have to be concerned and conscious about what creates value for consumers. So I would always advocate for dynamic market competition any day over static government regulation. And in this case, I think we should just let the market kind of evolve in ten years from now, maybe people wouldn't even talking about Facebook the way they're not talking about my space today, only, we could get some of those ios, including Berg to to preach what they practice to some extent. Although there rent-seekers to wanted to give you since you took the tough ones. I wanna give you an easy one. Bolshevik Bernie and his girl. Friday AFC have proposed capping interest rates on consumer loans Clinton credit. Cards course, fifteen percent cap, and they also want to get the postal service back into the banking business. What do you think? How do they know that fifteen percent of the right maximum interest rate? I mean, they they these people have never run one business for one day. And then they're gonna tell some business like choice we've been around for generations how they run their business. What kind of cat they should have. I think it's just another example of the anointed ones who somehow think that they can tell the businesses what prices to charge wages the charge for pay for unskilled labor, whatnot some surcharge. So again, just kind of part of this whole idea that these politicians somehow think they know how businesses should be run. And I have no pay than their ability to do that or help businesses how they should operate for people that really want a fun read on the so-called secret knowledge that politicians asserts possess. David, ma'am book. The secret knowledge is sort of coming to conservatism through big mug by the reality of these politicians is. Fun read. And it's always a fun read to read Mark Perry's. Marquette Perry's blog carpet, diem, the American Enterprise Institute. He's also an economics professor at the university of Michigan, Mark Perry. Thanks for joining us. Appreciate your time. Thanks much fan. Happy to be on damp. Rob sitting in for Dennis Prager. We'll take your calls after this. The Dennis Prager.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Facebook made too high profile hires this week the company named Jennifer Newstead as general counselling John Pinette as its new vice president of global communication. So what does it signal for Facebook strategy going forward as wades through backlash controversies and the threat of regulation still with us own Malik of true ventures? So Jennifer Newstead longtime corporate lawyer in Washington focused on regulation. She was for a short period of time in adviser to the State Department. John Pinette worked for Bill Gates also credited with writing parts of the patriot Patriot Act which expanded law enforcement's ability to conduct surveillance after nine eleven. We talked earlier about the possibility of snap revival. Your optimistic about that. Do you think Facebook can claw itself out of this mess of scandals and controversy? So one of the key things you have to think about Facebook is who are the people there? Hiring in laugh to three years. This company has been hiding people from the political spectrum whether it was the accidental hiring of the agreements, whatever their organization was are bringing in politicians to represent the companies PR, Nick Clegg and a few others. So you're looking at a company, which is increasing the understand that it's bad is going to be legislative. It's going to be with the Bill be fought in Washington. And I think it's preparing for that. I don't think this company improves in any particular manner. The people are hiring right now there. Their head defend its actions, not to improve its actions. This is not changing what about the battle? He's hugh. There's and Facebook have never been a lying at hall. It's been Facebook toward is all about Facebook and all the stories which which have come out in the last few weeks tell you again, and again, and again that Facebook has one incentive to look for Facebook users are just pawns to be pushed aside, you deleted your Facebook account long ago as we have discussed, but you still use Instagram once to twice along. Do you think Instagram for maybe what's up can be the hope for face, but the future? I see what's happening in sugarman. They're becoming more Facebook like so it's only a matter of time before I leave that account. All right. If you could predict where Facebook is next year. What do you predict to, you know, just get all outreaching about actions? They're still making money investors, super happy with them and politicians are making noises that we should do something about that. All right. I should correct myself earlier. It's Jennifer Newstead who is credited with writing parts of the Patriot Act not John Pinette. But it will be interesting to see how both of these new hires workout for Facebook. Obviously we've seen a lot of executive turnover. These are two new to new players on the chess board true venture's partner. Malik always good to have you with us. Thank you. Coming up lift has gained new.

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"By. Introducing their new game store on on the PC platform is attacks team where it hurts in the wallet. Steam has used the revenue share model that everyone uses which is thirty percent for themselves and seventy percent for the developer or the publisher. With the epic game store. The split is twelve Eighty-eight, which is an enormous difference. I mean, obviously, if someone would offer you arrays of, you know, getting home, I don't know eighteen percent even more given that proportion more money just by switching one, you know, flipping one switch I think a lot of people would say I'm gonna go to the place where there's more money, and this is what's happening here. We have seen a few other cases of this is a relatively high important one because the game had already been in pre-sale on steam, and now it's not available to buy anymore, preorder presale or regular order. So it led to low of questions about additional content and delivery, they will be a delivered as promised. But it still means that there is a community that is a little bit unhappy overall. Beyond all of the ramblings of the developer actually is a squabbling with the publisher because they are not control of this decision in their players are not happy. The bottom line is as always it's a lot more money on the EPA game store. Steam is unhappy some people are in the happy, but things are going to have to change for Steve because this is gonna keep happening and keep emanating if they don't do something about it. Well, in news of things, potentially change and Facebook, and Nick Clegg who is their new head of global affairs are accused by Brussels. That's Basil's Belgium of taking a quote, patchy opaque and self selecting approach to tackling disinformation. They spoke was one of several companies that this description applied to by the Commissioner, sir. Julian king, Tuesday, the commission published the first reports submitted by who will fire foxes Mozilla Facebook Twitter as well on their adherence. To the voluntary code of practice all son back in October, the code states that all are obliged to disrupt revenue for accountant websites. Misrepresenting information clamp down on fake accounts and bots give prominence to reliable sources of news and improve the transparency of funding of political advertising. Last one's a bit of a doozy. This this all we we knew that the EU Commissioner had this in mind, Patrick, you're certainly closer to Brussels than than I am at this point..

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

03:24 min | 3 years ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

"I mean, so so it's it's it's sort of perpetuates, the unfairness that you think if I think the unfairness. Is deeply damaging both because of the actual practical consequences of that unfairness on society on our politics in terms of democratic deficits on in terms. I use the resources democratic deficit to the the sense in which so many of our politicians have been privately educated. And so to what extent of really ensuring with life as it is for most people in our society. And I know we don't wanna go too much kind of Brexit mess and song, but element there to do entitlements. And so on. This has been a source of you know, it's been a problem caused on the playing fields of each and so on and we should have our national leaders in what not just politics, but more broadly, I in my view coming from a greater cross-sectional society. Why do people swallow it? If three if three people at the top level society that gun to the comprehensive school that I went tippy what is going on that it's the idea planted in people's heads that these schools on actually set as a privilege, but they centers of excellence in the very best people go there, why did the public's Melissa just thinking about the we were talking about the night the confusing fat that they call public when their private you've explained that distinction. But I think one of the interesting things about the private schools in the modern ears. They've renamed themselves as the independent schools, and that links to this idea that they're independent which actually when you look at state subsidies is not fair. But also it kind of suggests that this is about. Excellent rather than privilege. And so I think it helps hide from the public view just how unfair system is entirely agree with Melissa. I think we'll have to remind the schools themselves are often hidden from view. So actually, you don't just come across from normal life and seeks then of the facilities which are staggering. Sometimes. The concentrated in in in in certain parts of the country to London the southeast. So if was living in say, you know, as a Lancashire mill tire a Blackburn Burnley oppressed in Oldham chances are gonna rig into and catch them in your normal life on a different planet in many ways for many for many people. I think also that that given the palpable nature of the social and economic injustice of it'll. Historically, speaking of the last sixty or seventy years left hasn't covered itself in Gloria nation, but will pop which we definitely we definitely want to can I get the down the road. You're reluctant to go down and use you talked about how Brexit might be shaped by this attitude of entitlement. And so my user austerity was more shaped by that. I mean, I think if you have been to a school where you your parents have paid certainly more maybe one and a half times the average income of most citizens. I just don't think you can understand what universal credit means or what cutbacks in the welfare state, man. And I actually think that that period of the coalition which were when we were ruled by wasn't the prime Minister, David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne, all of them had gone to these top private schools in..

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"nick clegg" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

04:57 min | 3 years ago

"nick clegg" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

"Fifty qualified doctors two hundred fifty working in the housing division and real commitment in the world to sandy Wilson Fatou went who worked for the Arctic Armant he went onto design which library a real commitment to win the pace and build high-quality hasn't. And then this is where the story takes the worst. What James was it the seventy specifically you think of Thatcher in the eighties? But with with the seeds sown in the seventy s I think in a sense, the probably sewn in the sixties, I mean, I think that the mass public housing for the Sixers was very laudable and really rooted in an ambition to to rip the country at the slums skirt to the slums forever. So so that was sort of context of the ambition. But sometimes I am Bishop was slightly overweening. And some of that has came rather monotonous and overbearing, maybe this is urban myth. But you couldn't choose the color of your door. You couldn't you know, wind up paying windows didn't get fixed. Some of that stuff a sense. The fact that's the issue. I think that's probably not a member. But pretty true. In fact, I mean that that was one of the criticisms made of pretty paternalistic housing Zeina management that existed for a long time and catcher housing history. So so it wasn't perfect. And it was that sense of. Uniformity. I here kind of imposed. But. Also happens. Sixers the rise of working class occupation. So certainly up to the into the postal period council. Housing was absolutely aspirational housing a step up for all of its new residents. But as owner occupation increases, I think it full slightly as it were in the pecking order, psychologically, I think that's one shift occurs. And then the big shift is which seeds were sown. But Mrs Thatcher selling council houses, but also not moving away from building and towards essentially laying housing benefit take. So the market will provide basically. Yeah, that's the big shift during nine absolutely asserting point right to biopsy plays a huge role since we've lost some to put five million council homes. And as as you mentioned, we stopped building council social housing on on any kind of the scale that we that was required. Mrs Thatcher had an absolute. Horri- of council housing. She thought it created dependency. She thought it promoted labor voting. So there's Georgia's born on David Cameron was supposed to Nick Clegg as well. Actually, dick lake tells the story of Saint them what we build more council housing late and die that he says he can't remember. There was born Cameron ages crates labor voters Petrie dish labor vote. I think is quite absolutely. So they were very powerful political from a conservative quantified, very powerful political actions to to council housing such and also place. I mean from from that perspective a nine play and the efficacy of the free market. Let me ask you a question, which perhaps I should be beyond Seraing, not you. But which this why do you think it didn't change onto the labor government of ninety seven to two thousand and ten. I mean, I'm very proud of the investment we did in decent homes because the walls begin Vesper see that my constituency bringing millions of homes social homes up to a decent standard. But we just didn't build. Yeah. Well, I. Me on our love to hate your with that. Now, I think a lot of factors. I think not least across his prudence with. It was the commitment to low low public spending was also ideological. I think I think in a way sorry to interrupt you. But I think it was the the the shadow of MRs Thatcher's philosophy which was look it's not in the business of the state to keep building to build homes at the market can do that. Or maybe housing associations. And you know, the legacy of the bad things got the mistakes, we made in search lies in the combination of those two things sort of in a way, you know, because it was investment after all the way into health and education, and so on it didn't go in the same way to housing investment. But it was for more bringing up to standard. Yeah. Now, not agree with that. And I think that that's pretty honest. Is the case that new labour dead? I think inherit some ideas, not choose from previous conservative governments as expert civically. It was fairly hostile at a pretty hostile to labor local government, and and has labor housing departments or housing departments generally, which they saw as kind of bureaucratic and inefficient..

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Facebook, Nick Clegg and Executive discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:42 min | 3 years ago

Facebook, Nick Clegg and Executive discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"Facebook has hired one of Britain's best known politicians, Nick Clegg, who as deputy prime minister was Britain's number two leader from twenty ten to twenty fifteen. He will now serve as top policy and communications executive. Thus giving a Silicon Valley outsider, the task of mending the social networks image as it deals with constant political scrutiny in the US and abroad. Let's get the latest joining us. Now from our San Francisco bureau is the Wall Street Journal's depot sith Rahman Haiti, a ask on, it's I'm doing better than Facebook, I guess because it's been hostile times. It's a hostile regulatory environment for tech companies across the board not to mention Facebook, stealing with the very aggressive media. The person for this job has a lot on their plate to say the least. So it's an interesting choice. What made Clegg the right person? What made his resume right for this job? So there are a couple of different factors that kind of helped push things over the edge. For Nick Clegg. First of all, he's an outsider, and this is something that the company has said that they wanted they wanted somebody is into homegrown, hasn't been there decade. Elliot, Schrage and number of the top Facebook executives have been there for ten years or longer. So fourteen year old company and they are. They needed somebody who could jolt the system. And so they picked somebody who's outsider on a number of ways. One of which is, you know, he's not even he's on. American is another. Distinguishing characteristic from everybody on the executive team. Having said that, I mean, he's liberal left-leaning. He's a male, he's white. I mean, there's a lot of different other characteristics that make him look very similar to the profile of everybody at Facebook, but those fundamental things he hasn't been at Facebook for a very long time and he hasn't been, you know, sort of. So he hasn't been drinking the Kool aid there, and the fact that he's on American. Well, that actually brings that brings me to my next question because recently there's a lot of reporting on European regulation, especially by way of general data protection regulation GDP. Are that the latest cloud from Europe looming over Facebook, is there hope that this new hires experience abroad will help with all of those issues? Yeah, especially experiences in the EU. This is probably the toughest regulatory fight for Facebook and all the tech companies. There's. A real feeling that among European regulators that they that tech companies too much power. And so there is a lot of energy around regulation. GDP

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Democrat Party, Nick Clegg and Prime Minister discussed on Daily Tech Headlines

Daily Tech Headlines

00:14 sec | 3 years ago

Democrat Party, Nick Clegg and Prime Minister discussed on Daily Tech Headlines

"Facebook has hired former UK, deputy prime minister, sir. Nick Clegg to be head of global affairs and communications. A former leader of the liberal Democrat party will move to California next year. Liberal Democrat Lord Allan of Hallam has already

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