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Monocle 24: The Globalist
"parliament square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"When he said that the tumen is really close, but he understood that there needs to be a one united decision made by the allies, and so that's why he's going off to corroborate that support within the 27 members of the EU to get on board with that decision and really provide Ukraine with fighter jets and I do believe just looking from the point of view of communications if president made this historical visit to the UK. He spoke to the parliament to both houses and mention the king as the jet pilot, then surely there must be 90% assurance that Ukraine is getting those jets. I mean, John is a former diplomat. How useful are trips like these? We know that zelensky then went off to Paris to meet Macron and also hola Schultz. He's supposed to be in Brussels today for the EU. We don't actually have complete confirmation he's going to do that. But I wonder if this benefits the host more than the visiting head of state. What will zelensky be hoping to achieve over and above what he can do virtually? I think it benefits both in considerable measure. I'll be the benefits to the British government to clear just for once something goes right for Rishi sunak, a rare change. It was very well hosted and tremendous public support at parliament square was full. Everybody wanted to come out and see zelensky. But for zelensky, firstly, he presents himself as a key member of the west of deeply of a community of nations with deeply shared values, Democrats, voting favor of freedom. This is very important national positioning. Secondly, of course, it gives him the chance to make his pitch for more and better weapons, which is done to great effect. The EU summit kicks off today, aliens, we know. What's keeps ambition for the outcome of the meeting. So I believe first of all, zelensky is sincerely there to say thank you. As he was in the UK as he was in the U.S. back in December because all of the foreign leaders have paid their visits to Kyiv. In the time of war, really risking their lives and going to bomb shelters when needed. So zelensky did feel like he needs to return that favor and visit the country albeit very briefly. So the EU would be the natural third choice as the European Commission was so supportive of Ukraine. Both France and Germany have a difficult history in trying to resolve this problem and dealing with the war in Ukraine because they kept going back and forth, but I think it's important to keep the allies on our side and talk to them. And the signals were quite impressive last night actually during the joint press conference when trolls has reiterated that Ukraine belongs in Europe. That is something that you wouldn't expect to hear from an extremely pragmatic Germany. So that definitely gives us much hope. It belongs in Europe, but it's not necessarily going to be any new members, so John, we know that the EU's warned there's no fast track to accession that it's a complex process that takes years. I wonder if there's also a reluctance to bring in a large eastern country which would alter the balance of power in the block. I don't think that is so much the issue. It's more straightforward adherence to the accession criteria, which have been laid out to Ukraine in great detail. And which Ukraine can do over time, but it won't be immediate. It's more a concern, I think, that the playing field has kept level and that other accession countries don't feel that they have been simply elbowed aside just to let Ukraine through. Finally, Russian forces have been blasting areas of eastern Ukraine with more artillery bombardments. As you say, your brother is on his way to bakhmut. And I wonder as many, many hundreds more. And I wonder if this is part of a new push to mark that one year anniversary of the invasion. And what the best predictions of what will happen next militarily are. I think we're about to endure an extremely bloody and intense battle in the east of Ukraine. Sadly, the terrain encounters a very close quarter fighting. So I remember when president zelensky visited the U.S., he said that he's just come back from bahamut actually and he was saying that people are fist fighting. It's that kind of war. You can't really rely too much on long-range weapons to make the difference and artillery certainly does make the difference, but it's still entails many soldiers going into that closed battle and that's one of the things that my brother was sharing with me yesterday that he was training his unit for the last two or three weeks in that what's called CTV in close quarter battles tactics. So I think we are to expect a very intense fighting. And one of the reasons why we all rally for the world's support is to give us as much weapons as we can. So we can spare as much lives as possible. And John everard, thank you both very much for joining us. South African president Cyril
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"parliament square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"A look at what else is happening in the news, the UK foreign secretary says he's working with the UN's top humanitarian official to find ways of getting aid into northwestern Syria. North Korea has showcased its biggest display of long-range missiles during a nighttime parade, and the Australian government will remove Chinese made surveillance cameras from defense sites. Do stay tuned to Monaco 24 throughout the day for more on those stories. Now, yesterday, president Vladimir zelensky of Ukraine visited Britain for the first time since Russia's invasion of his country. He addressed the joint houses of parliament, met the king and visited Ukrainian troops who had been trained by British forces. Throughout his trip, the Ukrainian sank the UK for its robust military support and a comparison to Winston Churchill. Take a listen. With Kyiv since day one. From the first seconds and minutes of the full scale war. Great Britain, you extended your helping hand when the world had not yet come to understand how to react. Boris, you go to others united when it seemed absolutely absolutely impossible. Thank you. Well, listening to that is alyona cliff cove who's a political consultant and a former local Ukrainian MP and John everard former British ambassador to North Korea Belarus and Uruguay, and they both join me now in the studio many thanks for coming in. Eliana, you were in parliament square as your president made his way to address lawmakers. Can you describe the scene and what it meant for you personally? I think it was one of the most surreal moments of my life being in the UK in London, the country that has maybe 5 years ago even known very little of Ukraine, especially the people of the United Kingdom. And then being in the capital of it next to one of the most prominent historical buildings that started democracy that was fighting for democracy and having my president of Ukraine of Eastern European state that's fighting for its self identification and survival. Come into the parliament. And I saw the Cortez driving in and there was Ukrainian anthem blasting on Marx on the parliament square, and it just felt like London was about Ukraine yesterday. It was an extremely emotional moment for me. And you actually met him. I have. I have met him very briefly as some of the Friends at the embassy that I bumped into and a handshake with the president at the time of war. It's similarly, I didn't get a hug like the BBC journalist yesterday. But that handshake did mean a lot. I know that you were thinking about your brother at that point. I was indeed, because coincidentally, that's exactly 5 minutes before that. That he called me saying that he was actually being sent to Mahmoud yesterday that they were departing. And he was giving me all sorts of instructions and what to do in case and if I don't hear back or if I don't hear back within three days, how do I take care of his wife and his little daughter and I promise I'm not going to cry on air, but that is the moment that we all Ukrainians go through it out. Well, thank you very much for that. John, this obviously brings it home. I mean, this war is not something that's being fought miles away. It's right here. It's in the studio it's in the tears on our faces. What did zelensky say in Westminster hall? It was a barnstorming performance. What did he say he called for support for freedom? He praised the UK, thanked the UK for its staunch stand with Ukraine. From day one, as we just heard him say, and at the end, in a wonderful bit of political theater, he presented the Speaker of the House of Commons with the actual helmet of Ukrainian fighter ace, on which was written we have freedom, give us wings to protect it, and came out with a call for the supply of modern fighter jets. Thank you for the tea last time I came in 2019, he said, and thank you in advance for the powerful British aircraft. Everybody clapped. And it would seem that even though that hasn't been completely signed off, the photo op with Rishi sunak and zelensky both wearing fighter helmets. This gift of a fighter helmet. I mean, it's very difficult to row back from a photo like that and not give jets. Oh, it can be done. I mean, I thought that the announcement that the UK will provide fighter jet training to the Ukrainians was a master trope. That is its inexpensive, it's difficult for Ukrainians to get because they don't have the equipment, we in the UK do. The big question is which fighter jets you've got to train them on. What they really want are the old tornadoes, the last generation of Europe's interceptor fighter. The trouble is that the UK last flew a tornado in 2019. I don't know whether they got any in stock. They've probably actually sold them all off by now. And I think this would be a deep reluctance to give Ukraine the typhoon, which is the upgrade. Not because there's any great political problem with this, although there would be a subtle amount of tooth sucking. But because it's such a complex aircraft. And there's real risk that by the time you train somebody to fly it, I found the wars over. Whereas a tornado, you can actually train somebody up in a reasonable time scale and they could actually be brought into action. Now in that speech, we heard his shout out to Boris Johnson. And Eleanor I wonder, I know that there was some concern within the Ukrainian community that once Johnson had gone, that British support would disappear. How has it been under sinak? I think we definitely got our confirmation that the UK stands with Ukraine. Obviously no one expected that the UK would all of a sudden turn around, but every new leader is a new strategy, so you never really know where he's going to take his country. I think this visit definitely showcased that the UK is still right by Ukraine's side as it was from the very beginning, that it is one of the closest allies, because similarly to the jets, the UK was the first country to provide the battle tanks, and that triggered the rest of Europe and the U.S. eventually as well to send tanks to Ukraine. And I think we will see similar tendency with the jets. The Ukrainian pilots have been training in Poland to fly F-35s, I believe, if not ever 16s, because those are off the chart yet, but there was an interesting statement that zelensky made yesterday during the press conference with Rishi sunak.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"parliament square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"UBS all around the world. Now to state banquet in London last night, South Africa's president Cyril Matt ramaphosa was told by Britain's new King Charles that we must acknowledge wrongs to unlock the power of the future. President ramaphosa was sitting beside King Charles as he delivered what's been suggested is a reset of the Commonwealth under his new reign. While joining from Cape Town is Christopher Vander, his senior research fellow at the chatham House Africa program. Very good morning to Christopher. Good morning Emma, how are you? A very well thank you. And quite astonished by the level of pomp and circumstance afforded to this state visit yesterday, it was really it was huge, wasn't it? It was. And it's been quite nice actually to see some of that being replayed on social media this morning by South Africans themselves, particularly South Africans in the UK, demonstrating a level of pride in the way in which their president has been welcomed in London. So that's been quite nice to see. Because the disk explained to us the relationship between South Africa and the United Kingdom, it is not always been quite as delightful, has it. No it hasn't. And I think that it's been quite significant the speech that ramaphosa gave to the joint sitting of parliament yesterday acknowledged this. And he drawn quite a visual comparison of there's a statue of Queen Victoria near parliament in Cape Town and a statue of Mandela in parliament square in London. And he emphasized this on pointing out that this has been a relationship of colonialism and dispossession. But
"parliament square" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Chief of defense, admiral sir Tony Reddick and told the BBC a huge number of armed forces are taking part both from the UK and abroad. We've got our friends from the Commonwealth here and again it's very, very special that they're going to be part of this funeral. They're going to be part of the procession because that's what her majesty represented. Various armed forces formations and band players are gathering ahead of the funeral processions. Making their way smartly up to parliament square. And the pipe bands have also begun.
The Christian O’Connell Show
"parliament square" Discussed on The Christian O’Connell Show
"That Christian O'Connell show gold one O 4.3. Before we get into today's show, can I just say that that choice of song is this it? Probably not the best song to play after the queen's funeral. Hours after she's lowered into the ground, is this it? It does not reflect my mood today. It's not going to be like this for three hours at the English guy. Just mournful reflect for music between 6 and 9 today. Good morning, it's the Christian O'Connell show Patsy. Yes. What did you think of it yesterday? You know, I know that you would have been watching it. Oh, I thought it was absolutely extraordinary. I will never see anything like it ever again. I've never seen anything like it up to the point last night. I thought it was absolutely perfect. Every single detail exactly what you would expect from monarch of 70 years I thought it was absolutely beautiful. Yeah, sometimes it was so the spectacle and the ceremony and the pageantry and everything so meticulous and precise and there's so much chaos in the world. I don't even know how they did it. It actually at times you became slightly distanced from the emotional bit that you're actually watching a funeral and I don't know how must have been actually for Charles and a family because the whole world is literally kind of intruding at times on your grief and such a private thing grief. But in terms of an actual spectacle, it was, I thought the pallbearers, I couldn't relax until all their jobs were done. There was a lad at the back who was sweating heavily at the start of it and I thought that it looked so heavy. It was 300 kilos. Leadline solid oak and they were moving so slowly. I've been a pallbearer, right? What you need to get a little bit of a momentum going to lower it because they're heavy and that's just a normal coffin. 300 kilos on your shoulder and billions are watching and actually they've got one of the most important jobs just don't drop her. And everybody is meant to be stone face, the whole time, but you can tell that they wanted to just grit their teeth and go. You're not just that. They did a great job. The gun carriage and that makes it to the Abbey, then she's in there. All you're thinking, I'll pick her up again in a minute. I hope you get guys. We've got to get a left. What was it left? Is it my left to your right when we go out? And then we've got to go around the center, and then they place they carried us so slowly through around the parliament square into the center, the gun slope, and they walked through all that way. And then they just put in the back of the hearse. They could have saved half an hour. Bring it around. I'm sure parkings are right in a public holiday. Pay the fine. All that way for an hour to put her in the back of a car. And then the other bits, they were just like, everything was so worked out. The shots, the way it was done by the BBC and filmed and then beamed all over the world. And so her majesty was coming into Westminster Abbey. The cameras then she entered, they went they switched straight away to aerial shots. That building Westminster Abbey goes back to, I think, 1217. It is so old. They had these amazing aerial shots. Did you see the Patsy? Yeah, that would be beautiful. And I didn't realize I've been in Westminster Abbey a couple of times, but I didn't realize it's in the shape of a cross. Because I've never seen those aerial shots before. My kids were going, oh, they probably got drones up there when it can't have a funeral there. Lowering on Charles in front of his eyes, he's like swatting away. This is the story was about fountain pen last week. I didn't drone on his private queen. They got drone shots. You obviously were you having Iraq in couches, front rooms wherever you're watching all over the world. People would do it would have been doing their own alternative commentary. I had a tough crowd of two teenagers started watching it a couple of revolutionaries. And they were banished to their bedroom after 20 minutes ago. Why was it going? It's okay to have opinions, but not today. Every emotional for your dad and I so they scarp it off to TikTok after 20 minutes. What I was stung by, all the dignitaries sat in the Abbey like a good hour before the service. Then they had to service, then you got to wait before you then get into it. Did you see the coaches outside? So Biden was allowed to get in his limo and everyone else was doing like coaches and stuff like that. But then he got a toilet for like two or three hours. I keep thinking, what are they allowed to toilet break? You're not. Especially old sleepy Joe old people need a pee. Every slight 6 minutes in half asleep to the moment he arrived in the blessing Patsy. He did a bit. But gee, Jill's a good-looking woman, isn't she for her right? She's stunning. I like that Patsy wishes they would have done with the brown lower just last month. The other thing that I found, it was very, very emotional, but the most emotional moment for me, I don't listen to sound silly, but I set up quite late and I guess you did as well watching the procession down to where she was finally going to be later at Windsor Castle when she was sort of she was going home and the approach down to Windsor Castle. You saw thousands of people there as the hearse was making its way down the parade. I couldn't believe it. The most emotional bit for me. I don't know this because of our own dogs. They had a two favorite corgis there. And they had a favorite horse and it looked I don't know if I was a manager. It looked like there was just a lone favorite horse Emma with her head score, a headscarf around the saddle. It looked like its head was bowed. I don't know if it was my imagination. I found that oddly the most moving bit, did you think that's up Patsy? Yeah, I thought the piney was absolutely stunning. So opponents are favorite horse. Is it a pony? Wow, I didn't know. Did you think that was the most amazing thing? The idea. I absolutely did, but probably the very start of it for me. As the carriage, the gun courage started and the pipe band started in something, I don't know, is something rumbled in my gut, and I thought, oh, wow. And I had my hair was standing up on my arms. I thought this is just. It was very moving. Moving, aren't they? Yeah, there was the music at the moment, as they were leading her from Westminster hall to the Abbey, and then at the end, as she was leaving Westminster Abbey, there was a lone piper. She picked that, the last song, the queen of ten years ago, and I was Googling it going. This is really moving. What is this? Must be a significance as to why she picked this as her last song. It's called sleep dairy sleep. I was actually listening to its on Spotify if you want to know, by the way, sleep deery sleep, it was so moving. There were a couple of other things I noticed which would go through next. On a brighter note, you'll listening to the Christian O'Connell show podcast. Which channels coverage should you watch? I was trying to find an illegal feed so I could watch the BBC's coverage because they just do this kind of thing so well. They're kind of like synonymous with that kind of coverage. I thought, I don't really need to see the Australians fumbling around with this. As it was, they didn't even know who the new prime minister was. This is a this is amazing. From channel 9. Maybe minor royals, members of the, I can identify them at this point. Unfortunately. You can't support everyone. It's the new UK prime minister minor country. The country's burying the lady is going to be speaking half an hour later. And then obviously some flunky came running and going, it's the new p.m. is let's cross out how much money we paying you. I'm just told that was Liz trust the new prime minister in the control by the Internet with trendy. My 11 year old knew that. She was screaming at the table. It's least trust. She's 11. Boris Johnson looks so upset because he would just clang to power another two more weeks. It would have been him Patsy doing the one of the eulogies up there. Also Boris Johnson is one of those guys where he looked like a sort of messy page boy when he arrived, didn't he? His hair was all skew with. The collars were all untucked as well. And you know that he probably spent time getting ready, right? He knows where he's going and yet he just looks like a scruffy page boy at a wedding. The other thing I noticed as well is that on top of the coffin there was the wreath and I found out that the wreath on top of the queen's coffin contained Myrtle which I didn't know this is an ancient symbol of a happy marriage and it was cut, get this. It was cut from a plant that was growing from a sprig of Myrtle from the her majesty's wedding bouquet in 1947. They also had rosemary on the wreath as well, which I didn't realize is for morning. And then there was oak as well for the symbolizes strength as well. It was that every single detail,
Bloomberg Radio New York
"parliament square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. As the congregation stand, having just sung God save the king, arousing rendition after a very somber funeral service. If you're just joining us, this is Bloomberg radio's special coverage of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in London. We have heard from the dean of Westminster leading this service the archbishop of contraband Justin welby, giving this sermon during this state funeral marking the end of Queen Elizabeth's rate 70 year reign on the throne and part of her final journey from here from Westminster Abbey, the procession funeral procession will move to Hyde Park gaze in London and from there to Windsor Castle where had the queen's home had been in recent years and she will be buried there in so many that will take place later today. An absolutely moving service in word and in song and music, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin well-being, talking about people of loving service being rare, but leaders of loving service being even rarer. How much Queen Elizabeth II touched a multitude of lives giving thanks and praise. So the Archbishop of Canterbury delivering the sermon. This is now the final Oracle organ processional as the queen's coffin will be moved from Westminster Abbey for the next stage of this state funeral. We heard also from the dean of Westminster Abbey, David hoyle, about the queen's unswerving commitment to her high calling as he described it, her 70 years on the throne, and also paying tribute to her love for her family as well as her public service and her time as the British monarch. We are beginning to see now members of the congregation in Westminster Abbey beginning to process outwards, we know that following the service, the queen's coffin will be drawn in a walking procession from the Abbey to Wellington arch to London's Hyde Park corner, the streets have been lined, perhaps ten, 12, 15 people deep, along that route so that people can catch a last glimpse of the queen's coffin and will hear the bells the bell of Big Ben toll. This is the procession now that we are listening to of the bishops, the archbishop of York, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the receiver general, and other high members of the Church of England who are leading the procession out of the church. They will be followed by, of course, the members of the queen's family, the royal family, King Charles, queen consort, and also the queens, of course, three other children who are present there as well and her grandchildren who will lead the procession out of Westminster Abbey and I'll be that's filled with 2000 people foreign leaders, dignitaries, current and current government ministers, the current prime minister Liz trust, who we heard giving the second reading and also, of course, past prime ministers we saw them line up on the way in to the building, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, of course, most recently Theresa May, David Cameron, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, with their spouses among the last to arrive to Westminster Abbey in this enormous event of international significance that seen the emperor of Japan attend presidents from across Europe members of other European royal families come to London to pay their tributes to the life of Queen Elizabeth, the second, as we now wait for the coffin to be to be born out of Westminster Abbey and to begin the next stage of its procession again back by gun carriage to be drawn by 98 members of the Royal Navy as we saw the journey that it's already made. A short journey until now just across parliament square from Westminster hall where the queen's body had been lying in state into the Abbey and from here a further distance through London to Wellington arch to Hyde Park corner where it will then be transferred to a hearse for the longer journey to Windsor where the commit the committal ceremony will take place later this evening. I think it's worth reflecting
WNYC 93.9 FM
"parliament square" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Queen Elizabeth's funeral will attract leaders from around the world next week. And whatever people think of the old British Empire, the feelings are complicated. And the funeral is a moment to Mark generations of history, stretching back to the years just after World War II. Next, attention turns to her successor. Charles has far less power than his distant predecessors. He still has enormous prominence. So how is he going to use it? Let's ask NPR's London correspondent Frank Langford, Frank, welcome. Hey, good morning, Steve. What are royal watchers of which there are many saying about the role they expect King Charles to play? Well, there is some concern. You know, royals are supposed to stay above politics here. That's part of the deal. And people will say that the queen's genius was that nobody ever knew exactly what she thought about public, let alone political issues. Now, Charles has a different history. He's been very opinionated about a variety of things. Everything from urban architecture to back in the 2000s, he was sending private memos to government officials. For things like getting them to restore money for homeopathic medicine, which is a cause of his, I even requested funding for an Afghan charity that he has. So critics in the past have seen him as a meddler of sorts and they say that if they feel he crosses a line, he could get himself in hot water pretty fast. Well, let's talk about the people who would be his who are now his subjects, people who are lining up by the thousands to see Elizabeth's Elizabeth coffin, what do they make of the successor? Well, not what they made of his mom. The queen very, very popular. The last poll I saw 75% approval rating here. And she widely respected and a lot of affection for Charles just a 42% rating. And a lot of that has to do with his divorce from Princess Diana, so many, I mean, almost three decades ago, I guess it was maybe it was 96 that that finally happened. And I was talking to someone today, actually yesterday around parliament square, just about the view of the queen and Charles. He's a guy named Jonathan rabbit. He's a software engineer from Oxford, and this is what he had to say. I'm not enthusiastic about King Charles as I was about Queen Elizabeth, but that's possibly not hard to say. Elizabeth was an incredible queen. Her faith was an inspiration and her Christmas broadcaster always wonderful to see. And Charles has a lot to live up to. Well, let's talk about the queen, the departed. What are the lines like just to see her and what are people saying? Very long. I mean, right now I understand it's more than three miles down the south bank of the Thames, and at least 9 hours. And the lines I was down there yesterday, they were moving a lot faster than it weren't quite as many people. But the queen's coffin is in parliament's Westminster hall. This is a cavernous hall for big events inside the parliament building. And I was in there yesterday and the queen's coffin is on a platform. She's flanked by these bodyguards with swords and pikes. These are some of them are from the various regiments that you'd see in the bare skin hats outside of Buckingham Palace. Some of the mourners that I saw were very moved by it. One woman had raptor arms around a friend who was weeping another middle aged guy was dabbing his eyes and holding holding hands with his wife. What's the funeral going to be like? It's going to be a very big event. The coffin will move over to Westminster Abbey, which is just across the street. You'll have a lot of dignitaries, including President Biden, and then the coffin will make it sway past Buckingham Palace and then up to Windsor Castle outside of London for her final burial. NPR's Frank Langford always a pleasure to talk with you, thanks. Good to talk, Steve
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"parliament square" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Well, almost preempted me there. As I told our listeners yesterday, I spent the weekend in New York with the firefighters of New York. Spent two days with one of the specific firehouses that lost a whole engine lost 6, 6 firefighters, and then on September 11th, we had the honor of spending a very large chunk of time at mayor Giuliani's home where we did an oral history of that day with him. And before we sat down to interview the mayor, he took us into his inner sanctum, this beautiful office where he has a shirt signed by Babe Ruth on one side. And on the other side, he had this very simplistic, beautiful piece of art on some off white card. An individual from the back, an older person clearly sitting at an easel, and he said, this is my prized possession. And this is Churchill's daughter's drawing of her father. Signed by Churchill's daughter. And with what you've just said, the phrase comes to mind. Of the history he wrote of the English speaking peoples, this unique entity that combines America with the UK with Australia with others. Can we just draw back to that level of geopolitical analysis? And would you give us a state of not the union, but the state of the English speaking peoples relationship? Where is that entity today? What is the health of that entity that Churchill so well described? Let's look at it from the American side. It is in danger because we have a political class and a media class. That preaches the ability of the United States. And by extension, the British Empire. An empire that on its deathbed saved western civilization. All things are denigrated. Churchill's statue was covered in graffiti. Parliament square Abraham Lincoln is ripped down in on the Boston common. The secretary of veterans affairs this week is putting the final touches on. Removing Abraham Lincoln's words from veterans hospitals. And buildings, the words of the second inaugural address that we shall care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and with what justification. It's not inclusive. It's misogynist, it's anti homosexual. Those are the words of the soon to depart congressman. Who has the veterans administration ever not treated minorities homosexuals? Absolutely. But this is part of a larger effort to de legitimize American history. And delegitimize our place on the planet. We are the freest people. Our institutions are a bulwark against tyranny. We've sacrificed more for others. I mean, if you look at the United States and Britain in the lifetime of my parents, the only two nations in the history of the world to have offered a helping hand to all the peoples of the world, including their enemies. We've given the world the rule of law. We've given the world its sense a sense of what it means to be free people. We're the most prosperous societies in history. If you look at the great nations of the Commonwealth as it exists today. Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Bulwarks, Canada has some rough times, but the others are bulwarks against communism. Sacrificed incredible. Incredibly, to stop the Japanese. And in the case of the New Zealanders and the Australians, both the North Vietnamese and the North Koreans. Yes. They punch above their weight. But they are questioning America's resolve. They're questioning America's commitment to the English speaking world. And I think we're in a period of danger. We have in The White House staggeringly ignorant group of people. And they're the products of an education system that denigrates everything that has made this Anglo American period in world history. Great. And in the case of the British, you look at nations in Africa, like Uganda, Nigeria, places like that. It's all British law. The British handed over their civil service. In ways, this is not the French empire or the Belgian empire. Or the German Empire, or even the mistakingly labeled Italian empire. This was a nation that did its best given the circumstances of the time and left rule of Law & Order that still exists in many parts of the world. As Tucker Carlson said in his 5 Desmond and logo on the death of the queen, this was an empire that added, didn't just take away, but added to those countries..
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Robert Wilkie Describes the State of the U.K.-U.S. Relationship
"Give us a state of not the union, but the state of the English speaking peoples relationship? Where is that entity today? What is the health of that entity that Churchill so well described? Let's look at it from the American side. It is in danger because we have a political class and a media class. That preaches the ability of the United States. And by extension, the British Empire. An empire that on its deathbed saved western civilization. All things are denigrated. Churchill's statue was covered in graffiti. Parliament square Abraham Lincoln is ripped down in on the Boston common. The secretary of veterans affairs this week is putting the final touches on. Removing Abraham Lincoln's words from veterans hospitals. And buildings, the words of the second inaugural address that we shall care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and with what justification. It's not inclusive. It's misogynist, it's anti homosexual. Those are the words of the soon to depart congressman. Who has the veterans administration ever not treated minorities homosexuals? Absolutely. But this is part of a larger effort to de legitimize American history. And delegitimize our place on the planet. We are the freest people. Our institutions are a bulwark against tyranny. We've sacrificed more for others. I mean, if you look at the United States and Britain in the lifetime of my parents, the only two nations in the history of the world to have offered a helping hand to all the peoples of the world, including their enemies.
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"Mobilizations of twenty twenty the largest in british history sparked by the murder of george floyd in the. Us took gilroy aback. He remembers watching the toppling of the stature of the slave trade. Edward colston on a livestream for many years. He had felt unsure about whether such statue should fall. He preferred to see them transformed as in. Hugh locks two thousand and six artwork restoration which imagine the statute of colston smothered and layers of guilty gold or the may day protesters who once gave churchill statue in parliament square at grasp. Mohican and a lick red paint. Gilroy is an instinctive iconoclast as a child. He told me he cute with his parents outside. Westminster hall to see churchill's body lying in state. He believes that politeness and civility are undervalued virtues but his doubts were swept away by bristol's colorful crowd. I couldn't believe it. He told me when we spoke in december. He still seemed euphoric at the memory. Saying colston sink into the water had felt like a beautiful symbolic eruption at glimpse of what england could be as the months. Went by some of the optimism waned. We witnessed something special incredible last summer. He told me on hampstead heath and sprink- but i'm not seeing a lot of continued momentum. Maybe i'm not looking in the right places. Gilroy is gloomiest. When thinking about the effect that timeline media like twitter. facebook is having on young activists drawing them into circular parochial arguments online and see. Racism has changed since kilroy's youth. It's edge blunted for much of the twentieth century being against racism being radically different political and economic settlement such as socialism or communism. Today it can mean little more than doing what gilroy mockingly calls mckinsey multi-culturalism keeping unjust societies. As they are except with a few black and brown bodies in the corporate boardrooms. I'm not very interested in decolonizing. The one percent he told me what is left is a more individualistic. Anti-racist culture which is keen on checking privilege and affirming the validity of.
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"Me the issue starts with the very purpose of starchy. They are among the most fundamentally conservative with a small c- expressions of public art possible. They are erected with eternity. Mind a fixed point on the landscape never to be moved removed adopted or engaged with beyond popular reverence whatever values they represent of the preserve of the establishment to puts up statue. You must own the land on which it stands and half the authority means to do so as such they represent the value system of the establishment at any given time but she's then projected into the forever that is unsustainable it is also arrogant societies evolve norms. Change attitudes progress. Take the mining magna imperialist an unabashed white supremacists cecil rhodes. He donated significant amounts of money with the expressed desire that he be remembered for four thousand years. We're only one hundred twenty years in but his wish may well be grunted. The trouble is the his intention was that he would be remembered fondly. And you can't buy that kind of love no matter how much bronze your lover in so in both south africa and britain we have been saddled with these monuments to wrote. The trouble is that they are not his only legacy the systems of racial subjugation southern africa of which he was a principal architect are still with us. The income and wealth disparities in that part of the world did not come about by bad luck or hard work. They were created by design roads design. This is the man who said the native is to be treated. As a child denied franchise we must adopt a system of despotism such as works in india in our relations with the barbarism of south africa. So we should not be surprised if the the descendants of those so called natives the majority in their own land. Do not remember him fondly. Similar story can be told in. Seven states of the us in his book standing soldier nailing slaves the american historian kirk savage rights of the thirty year period. After the civil war public monuments were meant to yield resolution and consensus not to prolong conflict. Even now to commemorate is to seek historical closure to draw together the various strands of meaning in an historical event or personage and condense it significance clearly. These statues of confederate soldiers in the science or of roads in south africa and oxford do not represent a consensus. Now if they did they would not be challenged as they are. Nobody is seriously challenging. The statue of the suffragette. Millicent force in parliament square because nobody seriously challenges the notion of women's suffrage nor is anyone seeking historical closure by the removal of a statue. The questions that some of these monuments rays of racial inequality white supremacy imperialism colonialism and slavery are still very much with us. There is a reason why these particular statues and not say that rub rakes who founded sunday schools which stands in victoria embankment gardens in london with targeted during the black lives matter protests but these statues never represented a consensus even when they were erected. Take the statues of confederate figures in richmond. Virginia that were the focus of protests last summer given that the statues represented men on the losing side of the civil war. they certainly didn't represent a consensus in the country. As a whole the northern states wouldn't have appreciated them but closer to home they didn't even represent general will of richmond at the time the substantial african american population of.
UK Column Podcasts
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"Uk call them dot org website as well but we're also brand new rumble of bitchy on odyssey. And patrick just wanted me to also remind everybody that His old normal t shirt is absolutely still available. Not very many leftovers so to get a quick So please do so if you would like one. Yeah excellent t shirt or deliberate Just put up adverts that we've been doing some interviews over the last few days with qualified scientific experts and the first of these interviews. No smoke without fire. We're talking to dr harvey soliven. Whose principally talking about vaccines children in the statistics from israel but also other countries across the world and don't around marie yelm who's giving her concerns about vaccine and its effects From her experience in labs so we hope that that will be published later today. That's paul one Pulse to is the one that really focus is on the statistics. Bugs of the muffin call with watch- watching as a package so see if you can devote told him to doing that and An email that came in from a lady called jillian which was interesting. She said thank you and your team up. So you and your team brilliant. Thank you for what you do and exposing the lies however one of your programs you showed to survey him home office surveys which can't be accessed not sure what that is. The moment will have looked into that. But she says she's written to a recipe throughout to no avail. Boris posted a let it or is yesterday been unable to get to london. Friday protests wonder. What else i can do white people up and stop this soulful tyranny first thing that came into my moines get onto the local party chairman of your p. to demont explanation as to why there was no answer from the a but also suggest you make contact as a first step. See if you can find one two three of the people in your local area that you're able to meet sit down and have a chat with them about what you can do because it's out of these very small meetings. The very interesting things happen. It may be some targeted email campaign or it could be some appropriate sticker With an appropriate sticker. So i'd say the first thing is to see whether you can team up with one or two other people because there's a away strength in numbers and That's going to be more and more important because we'll be talking about pakistan's the minute And so that should be clear. Not just to remind everybody that There is another demonstration this weekend. A big demonstrations weekend if you'd like to attend it and landed on saturday. The twenty fourth of july one pm worldwide rally freedom and also world ivermectin day. Of course we know that. The british government has begun. It's trial of becton. And will we went to see whether the do the same hatchet job on for maktum that they did on hydroxy chloroquine And well and being everybody should be out that event multiple. Yeah we just needed to multiply. We need more people and not only of course in london at night of course on mondays. program we were talking about the demonstration. That was taking place outside parliament square That was happening as we were on air so we weren't able to get all the footage a i want to thank drew. Let me look on tv once again. because there was a bit of trouble with the police at this particular demonstration. I'm just fascinated about The types of things were kicking off first of all. We should say that the on the weekend demonstrations the policing one that i saw was thing that i've seen. The policing is quite low k. Epa this with this one. The police were with their helmets and batons and so on. I'm so what. I want you to have a look Just watch carefully. What happens in the crowd here Which is taking small expert will start this video and we can see that. A group of of people push the crowd forward into the police line and well that looked like a deliberate action at the Weekend defense on the twenty six june. The wasn't event or there was an incident took place outside. Dining straight wear bottles were thrown in dining straight and that resulted in a police charge and looked to me like Those bottles that's incident was staged in the sense solve. Was people there that were not part of the the the cried otherwise it took some action that the rest of the crowd weren't Weren't actually interested in taking and that seems to be the case here as well. I'm particularly interested in In because this person as soon as they want the people that has kicked the whole thing off and on the back of his t shirt that says hashtag you said hashtag life so have forgotten life. Something powerful yes. So you can freeze the screen and you can have a look at thoughts. I'm just interested to see what that hashtag to resist. That's life part assisted. Anybody know what that hashtag maids and Just be interested to know but anyway obviously that result. That incident was earlier on in the in the events that then later on Got a bit were aggressive particularly for one individual in that was well from Resistance to me. So i'm just going to. I'm just going to show a little bit of video here. On the key thing is what led up to this Because as you can see well as filming here but he's very peaceful and quiet. This policeman however is speaking to this lady and putting on some gloves and they're padded gloves so that is very interesting. These very common cooley. Normal conversation it's as if nothing Strangest going on but as soon as well lifts his camera as you'll see in one second the police jump on them at that point. So it's about the left is common. I really taken his eye off the taking the camera off the police line and the next thing That's him grabbed and things get a bit hectic after that i've added that this somewhat so you'll see what happens next is on the grind and he's being punched by the police of certainly not all the punches are are are heading home with the full fest but nonetheless. He has experienced injuries. As a result is certainly has experienced a lot of bruising most of the punching was only shoulder but he had people obviously kneeling on him and other people were hitting his body. They kept him. Down for a protracted length of time which he doesn't understand because he was he was never threat to them. So that's just before you go on brian. That's a very interesting point. Because they have had them up and they could have had a podcast and in the van very quickly. I asked you about this because obviously he's been on. Various demonstrations for many many years and has plenty of experience of the police under these circumstances and he agreed with me that there's a number of possible explanations One is that the police in fact did this in order to create asked within the crowd and other is that the police did this in order to create media headlines but he also suggested the possibility that they would not move him until they had somewhere to move them to and a clear path to move to and one of the things that were said to a s- morning. in fact it cried here was It sorta in a line so the police couldn't get it. They formed a human wall to try and stop the police getting into the van but the police did achieve that and ultimately was taken to a police station health the twenty hours but i think what was going on at this point where they had him on the floor is they were searching his property. They were searching bags and pockets and one of the things. He's been accused of eze pocket knife and so he's camera stake in the pocket. Knife means that the police are apparently investigating the fact that he could have been a direct threat to them but wills opinion is that he was deliberately targeted. He thinks he was targeted because he's been posting the video clips showing exposing unlawful behavior by the police and as he says..
UK Column Podcasts
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"Twenty one. Just one o'clock cullum news your host today might robinson so brian. Garish delighted to be joined by david. Sculpturing us northern exposure from north of the border well. The hope is paid off mike. I've been hoping for so long that saw the government would do the right thing and we've been given our freedom back yes absolutely. This is freedom day but not in scotland as you live in a second but let's have a and see how the wellness look at the daily mail just for the hell of it. This is locked on day for it. Three as they have on their top of their front page. It's not freedom day it's day. Businesses ridge itself is living boroughs as grit unlocking is marred by millions. Still at the mercy of peg on demand testing system instead. Well so is that what. It's about this and say well i was going to say. Let's not forget that toll peddling locked day. Four hundred eighty three yes. Four hundred eighty three days of complete nonsense inflicted on the population and we only now starting to see people beginning to say no not having a having any more of this and so they're calling it freedom day they're saying the lockdowns lifted but at the same time they Ramped up the number of so-called pangs by the test and trace up which means of course in fact it's still locked on for many many people so nothing has changed at all And david businesses very upset about this and this is the f. t. headlines f. t. headlines a bit misleading delta variant sparks worker shortage across uk businesses. I'm not clear what the delta variant has to do with it because the delta very hasn't set the policy not the policy on the administration of the policy is what's happening here is ruled by the experience wonderful software systems i who have served us so well so delta of virus they write is wreaking havoc in industry with more than seven hundred walkers. Uk's largest cough autry self isolating and business groups warning that some companies have missing twenty percent of the staff now. These are people who are healthy. These are not people who are all. These people are home because the government is told him to be a home legal shortages effet factory shops and warehouses with workers pained by any couvert up until to self isolate for ten days. If come into contact with an infected person under colson faithful passengers also new. Tem it means someone who has a positive tasks that doesn't mean someone who has any symptoms of course it wouldn't be it wouldn't qualify as a case and date and so over the weekend. We had the complete nonsense of self isolated or not self. I said he said first of all he wasn't going to self isolate and he was going to islip. Because of course corsage javid apparently tested positive. So the number is now one point seven million on fridays news. We said it was one point. Six million. I think it's gone up over the weekend. at point. seven billion people that are nice selfies living And of course the cove op is front and center of thought issue will come onto that in one second but in the meantime today being freedom day There has been There there was a protest announced four today. No more locked on in parliament square So have a little bit of video here now. This is taken Earlier on today about eleven o'clock so not everybody by any means Was there yet because judah start at midday still a reasonable turnout nonetheless. Brian and the usual wide range of flags and other banners appeared as the us people started to gather and we'll see a second that there is a bit of a police presence but most importantly it looks like the traffic has been severely disrupted disrupted in. London's yeah that was clearly. The case traffic had been stopped to one side of the square. So i can imagine was causing some reaction. I'm so yes. I'm just going to just say looking the people on the weather's good so the ruling t shirts but you just got an impression. These very comb. I'm going to use a a naval expression. Well turned out people so they all ready to say well. They feel his role obviously very friendly and relaxed. And this is the important thing. Isn't it In date well It's just all there clearly. Some of the roads closed around parliament at the moment at least in some directions. But you're not allowed to see apparently that this is the kiss Because if you go looking for the The Traffic cameras in london around parliament square. At the moment. Well in fact if you hit the play button all you get. Is this grace quick screen for a second while you can see that. The length of the video clip their zero point zero one ours. I guess but nonetheless you're not led to see what's happening with trophic around. No we might see lots of people on there. We find emails saying that this was the case of the other. Large protests. That'll traffic cameras. Were no publicly available. So no we don't will the truth coming out No but look don't worry Because the flu narrative is coming back just to put this in a bit of context. Let's remind everybody what the situation is with flu. This is scientific american From april this year Fluids disappeared worldwide during the kovic pandemic. The public health measures that slow. The spread of the novel corona virus work really well on influence said unscientific american And well it was a nice. Here's nice cross from office for national statistics showing the number of weekly deaths And this is deaths were disease was a contributing factor this including pneumonia. Of course. i'm so this isn't really including influenza on the couch she'll see the but anyway The dotted line if anybody wants to know his death involving influence on anew ammonia five your average Let's look at gavin. What's gavin saying. Will the next damage. They ask each five and one seven and nine influenza They were saying if you remember. Influenza taipei is constantly circulating globally. The viruses particularly prevalent during winter during judah the decreased humidity and closer contact between hosts allying easier transmission. But this is a bit confusing Certainly We don't have an influence equivalent of caroni. But if we did they would be equally confused now because of course. This is a typical graf from public health england showing the prevalence of influenza in the uk Since week forty two thousand twenty running up to week. Twenty of twenty twenty one. And as you can see. There's nothing for quite a number of weeks nine this props what you might expect in the summer but certainly the number of kisses during the winter was extremely no up it's not just in the uk. It's globally here's the world health organization Their influence celebratory surveillance. Information showing as near zero was mixed new difference The number of specimens positive for influenza by subtype from week..
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"Foundation. Sitex cove in one thousand. Nine vaccination project is made possible by a grant from the robert wood johnson foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation. So that should make you feel comfortable. Because they're independent but nonetheless receiving money from johnston johnson's foundation and of course johnson johnson has an interest in this and therefore the this must be a conflict of interest. So they're doing vaccine fact checks but they're getting money from the vaccine industry because it doesn't add there because as i said they are owned by this organization the annenberg foundation who have received money from the bill and melinda gates foundation as well. Well okay so. The bill gates foundation that is effectively big farm because the bill and melinda gates foundation subsidized. All of the rnd for all of the co vaccines. All the main ones right now. Again in terms of gates foundation grants. It wasn't a huge amount of money. I think in total two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a quarter of a quarter of a million. But you know still. It's money from that industry. So how'd you maintain your independence. Go the answer is they. Don't so this whole thing is at total daisy chain. Make a total of the whole fact. Checking thing is a complete scam what it is. It's the establishment under the guise of the fake news crisis. A couple of years ago launched all these fact checking organizations and they're there for one reason and one reason only take gaslight readers into gaslight the population into heard people away from any questions legitimate inquiries or skepticism or challenges to anything that the establishment is putting out so the fact checkers are like wikipedia basically but there are sort of out and about doing stuff and they're partnering with all of the silicon valley companies. Who are in touch with government. Mike and we'll we'll talk more about how the silicon valley firms are working directly with government to censor things that they find harmful against the pandemic narrative in a minute just Okay if you like what. The uk color dawson. You would like to support a simply head over to uk. Colin dot org slash community. Please do join us there if you possibly can because we do need your support And that would be very much appreciated but also share the material on the various platforms. That we're on brand new tube as well. we're live streaming ron. You choose well also in rumble. Bit shoot on odyssey and so. Please do join us on patrick t shirts. Yes well you know going to extend this offer just a little bit longer mike here. This is particularly popular. T. shirt loving the old normal and the on the back it says were essential. We've just got some stock left on the uk column store if you go to uk com community and you go to the shop. We're going to extend this for for a couple more weeks. This is the last round of stock that we've got so We we don't plan to continue so if you want to get your hands on. This shirt is the ultimate shirt in terms of protests because it will absolutely trigger the new normal loving the old normal and everyone's essential on the back so It's a great way you can help us but also get out there and make a real statement. It's an awesome icebreaker As well you sort of out and about a great conversation starter. So unless they are partial to the world economic forum than they might they might view with hostility. possibly possibly. Hey you know you can't be friends with everyone date But you will be friends with everyone if you had to parliament square on monday monday. The nineteenth july Lots of Momentum building behind this lots of organizations getting involved so Twelve pm start at parliament square while this particular verse man saying conditions of entry. No boss no social do tracking trump's new testing and so on so But that's looking like it's going to build into something quite important. It does a lot of chatter online about this monday at parliament square. Mike so it looks like it's going to be a pretty big just based on what we've seen on facebook and twitter and the major social media platforms. It's on monday to so that doesn't like a weekend out march This is like on monday. So seems like You know monday supposed to be freedom day. Monday is a freedom day. Or so we're told Is it going to be freedom day or is this a bayton switch only if we demand that it well. We'll talk about that. But if you want to know what the bayton switch might look like Let's go look at what's being said and happening in france at the moment here and this is emmanuel macron This week the day before best deal day talk about the cheek of it. macron takes to the media here and announces His mandatory vaccinations for care workers. But a a kind of pretty massive vaccine passport push And really almost threatening people that they won't be able to go to cafes they won't be able to go to bars and things like this unless they get the new vaccine passport so they get out and get your vaccine. was the call by macron. He's going for one hundred percent one hundred percent vaccination rate in france so Obviously there was a little bit of a pushback against this and it didn't take long The people in france didn't ask for permission To demonstrate did they know the restricted so reuters reporting protests in france against cove nineteen vacc- health poss- rules on. We got a little bit of video here so You know that was quite not quite the same Atmosphere as london but nonetheless people making their point where we saw leon in marseilles in paris in into lose and a number of other cities around france mike you saw thousands hundreds of thousands in some cases so collectively this could be in the millions nationally. The people that came out and so it looks like there's also merging a little bit with the yellow vest yes movement and. There's something that we noticed is well so clearly. They're very clear on the issue that people in france this is a very broad spectrum crowd as well much broader in fact than the yellow vest movement. And that's what. A lot of people commented on from france so we spoke to the police behavior looking. Just like the elvis with tear gossip and aggressiveness yet. They're not gonna to endear a a lot of compliance a by doing that so if this is the way it's going to be you could see something kicking off. In france mike that might sort of be similar to what we saw with yellow vest movement. So that's something that Certainly is going to rock the the french political system if if that continues yes So what's joe biden. Been up to. Joe biden is just busy prosecuting. His war on normality. This no other way to describe it so the white house is getting very very aggressive on this issue of vaccinations. So as you know..
Men In Blazers
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"And they decided we go here by shutting our opponents as our first and second prerogative we are going to do that now for forty five minutes eight gold luth since you were going to say we believe you cannot hurt us for forty five minutes and how approach came back to haul them ks. What were you going to say. I just think it's i think it's interesting to hear what gareth southgate says post gain about the halftime adjustment because easily certainly adjusted to get on the bull much more showed a lot more patients on the bull movable a little bit quicker england i think just looked hurried harried on the bull again and again and again and there were moments where they could have controlled. The tempo will and they didn't gareth southgate said before the game that in any final you know teams Teams have to keep the same level that same levels. You know gareth. Southgate understands the tactical levels of the same. They look at it. And so there's a process completed the amount of running the amount of they press all those kind of things and england's level dropped in the second half and i would say that was some of the worst football they played in this entitling him in that great. I'm keisha started to just create panic. All everybody's for i will say what to say. What a what. A fine save bridge. We lost in this in rehavia the game and immense ain't getting download just immense. I was a bouncer. Tweet the queen's the smelter statue of picky to stunned in parliament square. When italy struck off a corner flicked on by iraqi. They wife and chaos. I mean it was chaos. I don't exactly know what happened. I haven't watched enough replace But i know. England missed the first header. And i think i missed the second johnstone's was in a you. Know m match with the whoever he was mocking. Think maybe banacci and henderson. I mean Pickford got to the bull. Put it against the post it off. The inside of the post rights have ghanouchi. I mean not my favorite italian player for a multitude of reasons mainly to do with your friend noisy chicane and any back in the net picky skew. The bull of the show but straight back up the to g ram their home whipped hilariousness standing on the holdings in front of the italian fan base. Who seora mazzy hero. That he was as did the. I am the resurrection pose a massive goal for a man who had smothered cane all game long and the hard thing with football especially the international level when you see momentum. It's hard to turn it back on again. And southgate sorta stem the toilet flinging soccer fa chipia but the italians. it tastes the blood. They kept coming. Just do a ten way would may rich where delight football dig but only quickly. It only wanted to do. It's laundry and then he left again showed us. It was going to get a pint of milk and never return david. I thought he made a brilliant point a couple of minutes ago. When you said that it's lead behaved like a club side you know. They are so through the age groups through the levels. They are so attuned to playing with each other and they sing then team unless up. Take anything away from the state down amazing this tournament but they still don't quite know how to play with each other they still don't quite know you know what every single phase of the game how to you know find the best of each other and understand each other's movement an italy would just superior to them in doing that. An england. just. They descend on syncopated for the first time since scotland game in this tournament. Oh may say initially lose key. Kelly who phillips a lot dr kind of injury that only go would hail but it was worse than any lintel without him his direct incisive threat. Italy which is lesser and the game became really like a knife. I in the mud just a law of both sides diving. Flopping wen-kin around england were really. Hold it up towards the end outplayed massively to such an extent. I think some of the english sons g put their shirts back. Have thinking that you're talking about the second awful injury or definitely came only next to tell him the said they were towards the end of that second. Half i think bay's we're actually drunk. Drunken instead of prepared to be flung in the air and and the game really felt star rows forays for easter nowhere. Exbury football very little football was played. After you know seventy seventy minute mark in the game there was very little football bridal action extra time huge states for england huge state if they if they weren't that their fans would destroy the country and if they lost their fans would destroy the country and the only thing we need for sure is a national hero would rise in whatever was left of this. Gay minute come up the hour degree leash high impact. I would say felt a little bit but the truth is the team around. There was so unbelievably naked by the time game on it just it just felt like a mental physical and three england the battle against history and the ghost of the corner this national team for decades chains. They didn't understand. he felt. Southgate had sancho and russia there to to make history with a gamble filling the on against things tire to tell me and legs but gareth not gambler. He doesn't know. Went to hold and went to fold and i mean he was never gonna put them on muslim. Well england. I think school too early and then substituted too late. The really substitution happened too late. definitely rashly and sancho came on way too late so almost at first action in the game is the penalty shootout although. I'm not sure that england would win if they did ten pounds shootouts against the italians in donna room. I don't think that win win. One of them. I think that was the best result they could possibly get in a penalty shootout against. It's leak but it was a yet. He was very cautious and he's been cautious all tournament. Now that's england britain to get to the final but ultimately in the final so often happens in. It's so thomas holiday roach so much the roots of this tragedy. I think that's what did them in in the end. Penalties narrative. Wom- england nil. I you he. I kind of you know first of all before we get into the mosey. Can you describe to an american audience. Psychologically as an englishman because you the only one of us is war penalties to the english national psyche. Well before we get to that. Let's say as. I tweeted before that happened penalties in no way to end the football game italy with the better team i think honestly out of all the does had a team of judges say who was the better team italy with the better team. That's awarded to them on points. I would have had no problem with it. I think penalties all just agony. And they end up creating scapegoats and certainly in terms of the scapegoats that are going to be created from this on an england side. I just loathe it. That none of these three young boys deserve to be scapegoats in any way whatsoever and i think we can say all know. They won't be but you know what they probably will be. That will hang on them. It'll hang around the necks and they will probably hold it themselves for the rest of that. Chris and i think it's just i think it's just terrible. This is a team game. Islam an individual sport. We've said about all the way this partic- particularly to england particularly to england. There is a depict penalty. Unkind a deeply unkind history. It's like it's like. Ben simmons and free throws at the national level. It's two americans..
Book Club with Julia and Victoria
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"Time anyways. Invisible woman. What was your experience ratings book so i had a blast reading this book. I this was one of the rare times. When i read a book after victoria. And it's a book that she had written notes in. And so i had the rare experience of feeling what it's like to read a book after i do. It was really fun to get to high love books that people have written in. And maybe that's really sacrilege Come after you pitchforks. But i find it so fun because it feels like you're reading a book with someone and you get to see like exactly how they reacted in real time while you're reading it and you can be like yeah. That part was really significant or like that is really messed up or if someone circles you're like man i don't get that why like i don't get what you thought. That was so interesting i like. It was just a lot of fun and it was mostly just victoriously. Rage comments also delightful because she doesn't get angry that often but when she does all caps anger anger. Anger was so fun. I loved the tone of the book. It's so rare to find such a well researched thoughtful book that also is just so salty is she's just she has so many like personal acids where you can see her anger just like bubbling up to the surface or snide comments about how ridiculous certain assumptions are so that was a lot of fun. And you all know the last episode i- shamefully did not finish the book. I didn't finish pachinko before. We got there. But this one i was like. It's like a list of facts about one of my special interests and i'd banks. I love that shit. So i was just gobbling. It up yacht was less. I think i would have enjoyed more of a story arc but there hasn't been a lot of change historically you know so. There isn't much of an arc to tell yet. But i think there were times when it got a little repetitive because she liquid literally use referenced. The same piece of information in different chapters in i was like growing yard You know so. There's no sense of like time or that. Yeah a lot of how about you. This was a book that was recommended to me by a friend right. I think when it was initially released store when people start talking about it She sent me was like it's about women and data. I think you like it. Basically that's us and so he was on my like to be list for over a year but as many relatives might know julian. I are a kind of cheap. And we don't like shelling hard buys. So i waited for the paper back to come out which i'm actually kind of glad about. Because then this addition the us paperback printing came out after the cova pandemic started whereas the hard back him up before so she's got an epilogue in here addressing this whole question of the gender gap and representation of women civilian woman as it pertains to the pandemic that will be through. So i am find site is twenty twenty got the better one at the one with the added information updates. I did appreciate that. No i will say. I felt ancient reading it from because she had written it in like september twenty twenty. I think was like her time stamp. And i was like that was ten years ago. Like the things that we have learned since she was referencing. 'cause she made it sound like we'd better dependab- for so long and we had. It had been months. But i was like. Oh honey you have no idea how long this september twenty twenty like. That's a lifetime ago. That's almost a year ago. I was likely election omega the us twelve years ago. I learned pretty quickly. This is not a book. I could read right before bed. Yes it gets me you know emotionally elevated my heart is pounding and i have come downstairs truly intends to go to bed later than i do and i would just rant her even though she's completely on my side stands in many cases already quite aware of the lack of data we have around women and the implications it has on our lives but i was like just so that you know there is so much unpaid labor in our economy. It's ten thirty on a tuesday. What do you do is so yes does become a morning read a gummy fired up and ready to go for the day very smart instead of a morning. Jog to morning patriarchy. I never knew victoria was gonna come downstairs shoes sort of hover in the corner and like all the lights would be out playing. My shows would be on. She'd be standing there. And i believe you okay. She'd be like i'm so angry and then she would explain. I'd be like i'm really sucks. A little background on credit perez. She is best lang Winning writer broadcaster and award winning campaigner. She is british though. She was born in brazil later when she started. School was educated in the uk so she's sparked on a handful of notable national campaigns in the uk. The i was the women's rowing project. Which i believe she started when she was in graduate school. She has multiple degrees including from the london school of economics. And it was. The project is aimed at increasing the presence of female experts in the media. There were two consecutive nights watching t on the bbc where they did Like indepth reporting one is about teenage pregnancy was about breast cancer and neither of them had a single female expert brought on or interviewed. Unsold that was her impetus to create this resource and push for journalists to diversify the gender of the people experts interviewed for their Reporting other campaigns use spearhead she oppose the removal of the only woman from british other than the queen of course and was able to push the bank of england to add jane austen to the ten pound note. The only woman that any british man could stomach having on rare besides the queen like the queen. Jane austen are like the only venerated women. In england i she. She's quoted saying like not my first choice but like okay. It's something like we need. You know representations of historical figures. Yeah and then Shot of the reasons that twitter in recent report abuse by of tweets and she campaign through the first statue of a woman in parliament square. Her first book do it like a woman was published in twenty fifteen and then the book discussing today. Invisible woman was.
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"parliament square" Discussed on UK Column Podcasts
"Are things going on. It's a global reset the nefarious agenda seats strip away. Our freedom even though the uk's opening up a recent protest against caved restrictions attractive thousands frustrated at the slow pace of the return to normality blackouts talked about opposition to lockdowns on their impact on the economy and mental health as well as to so could vaccine passports and criticism of government ministers all of these legitimate areas for discussion have become muddled in with extreme conspiracy theories promoted at the protest on shadow messaging ups like telegram where the march was organized. We spoke to to protesters ahead of the march. Graham and kate lived miles apart. They have different jobs. I work with property. Studying psychology degree they share is a belief that the pandemic is part of a more sinister plot to limit our freedoms like many. They are critical of the government and lockdowns but these views have proven a gateway into more extreme beliefs about the pandemic shed repeatedly on social media channels. That they've joined experts studying. These on my movements are concerned about the legacy that they might leave a lot of people. It's very difficult to get onto these kinds of worldviews and ideologies. Once show in them. That's not just because you're surrounded by that disinformation day in and day out but also because it becomes your social network on your community. We certainly need to be aware. Not just the disinformation angle hair but also the extremism angle and the fact that might have both on the targets of extremist group so minority communities or those who are vulnerable to attack But also more broadly to the radicalization to violence that we might see alongside that as the u k moves towards the next phase of the pandemic several issues of debate but graham. Kate money in these crowds. This has become about more than covered. Nineteen so there you go. David the Auntie locked on Community is a gateway drug effectively So we they are. The marijuana were heading towards the You know crack crack cocaine and so on But you know. What are your thoughts on this. I mean after say. I didn't come across a single person and during the demonstration in london The other weekend who was in any way expressing violent extremist thoughts or or Failings so i'm not clear how the audi locked i'm movement is heading towards violent extremism bill. That was stunning piece to bbc. I i liked what he said. Thousands right so there was the was hundreds of thousands of people so at the very least she's taken the true total of the people who i tun that for the protest. Don't by a boat in one thousand nine percent so that starts quite interesting. There was one passenger. Were the blur. I think he was pierce carbon. I don't know why they did that. But it looked like pitas carbon but they had they had. They had police face behind the obscure part on the video. Yes and then we get this bizarre thing we talked about this gateway but of course the two people interviewed didn't give any indication of extreme views. So this this this gateway idea has come completely from the. Bbc doesn't have any foundation in truth. We were about march. It was extremely good natures. It was extremely warm and friendly. And even when you're coming up to people who might be viewed as authority figures like the police. it was it everything. I saw all the interactions. I saw were framed there as well. Sometimes maybe a little bit mocking sometimes some humor. But but but but nothing extreme. I so this just appears to be ally radicalization towards violence. I honestly don't know what she's talking about. Well look i'm not seen it right. Final hold on got one thing we want before you can be final. Thought i was one thing. I wanna run by right. Because the expert they had on there who's never scheduling at the moment said that once you get into these thoughts us having these thoughts of these ideological positions. It's very difficult to get it again of these mindsets. And that's particularly the case when when you're in a community and the communities effectively reflecting the sib thoughts mindsets back to you and what occurred to me dividends that signs about like the bbc. Well yes it is. It is accusing you to put in so that which you are guilty. Yes that that is definitely create. And and also i thought that the point about once people in this is difficult for them to leave. Shoes may be a concern there but authorities that once people are no longer buying their propaganda. They'll never buy it again. You'll one once. They realized we ask questions. And the answer incoherent. I don't believe these people. I don't trust these people anymore. Once people find out for themselves the the very unlikely to go back to trust in the state and trusting the bbc trusting the government because the the state the bbc and the government of proven themselves to be not while the trust so once trust is lost. It's probably lost on a paemen basis unless there's a big change in the government the bbc in the authorities. And there's no sign of that. The final thing. I'd want to make point i wanted to make is the cullman about extremism was then made as they cut to a shot of two people. Cutting union flags. This is again demonization of patriotism of anyone who loves the country that we saw the time during the brexit campaign on the brexit. Debase that if you if you think that britain is is is worth working after if you think that britain is is something special something that you love then then you're a horrible nasty. Right wing extremist. I with violent tendencies that seems to be the. Bbc's view is obviously not based in reality. But i thought that little bit of editing was quite tailing. Well an email came into uk. Call him saying that free. Demo- lost weekend look great. We're wondering when the next one next one is as would like to attend to which we say. We don't organize the march is so we rely on our audience to tell us when these events all going to take place But we are very happy to say that they are of great importance and probably if the numbers could be double that will be very beneficial. But the one place to go would be the up ex Website indeed yes okay. So we'll wait to him back from audience we just wanted to do a little reminder about the bbc. Because back on the thirtieth of june we were talking about this reporter frankie mccamley who was basically misleading the audience over the big launch of the big protest in in In london This was the start of it. It didn't matter your calls. All groups mixed and charted alongside each other. Well actually they didn't There was one big and distinct demonstration. But she said thousands kind regent street bringing placards flags and familiar chance So we don't talk about hundreds of thousands possibly a million people you just mix it into a blob When told So we didn't report anything on lockdown vaccine adverse reaction that paul to the protests. But what she did report big was extinction rebellion. And that's obviously a smear And of extinction rebellion led to talk about raids police confiscation of bamboo structures a members arrested so the peaceful lockdown protesters and those protesting about vaccine adverse reactions They were ignored. Meanwhile extinction rebellion was puffed up. So we did a summary so saying there was no credible reporting of the concerns of five hundred thousand maybe it was a million families warning the loss of liberty and lockdown dangers of vaccine adverse reactions. Bbc didn't report that Failure to show any images of the vaccine adverse reaction banners and leaflets. Interesting that's just popped up. Mike and what you've just shown us could the bbc getty be getting a little bit windy. Only think they all then basically. Those peaceful families will smith or the bbc with violence extremism of extinction rebellion. Now we receive a lot of interesting emails of had to do a lot of editing Of of this one in order to protect the person but they're describing a small protests that started at the bbc was comprised of extinction rebellion the communist party free palestine and a few of the groups. They were about two thousand three thousand. Protestors that much and the bbc to parliament square. They were very separate from the freedom. Anti lockdown down protests. The peaches appeared on. The bbc would take an at this protest. You can see the bbc in the background and the proto would.
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"parliament square" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Next feminist public art. Is that a contradiction in terms once perhaps public art has long been the preserve of men commissioned by men made by men, often in memory of men. Groundbreaking abstract works such as French artist Louise Bourgeois giant spider sculptures or Japanese artists. You York, Osama's polka dots and mirror installations have challenged that monopoly. It's in London's Parliament Square, for instance, the first statue of a woman by your woman only arrived in 2018 in the shape of the suffered just Millicent four set Into New York, the first touch of a real woman rather than a fictional character only appeared in Central Park last year. But how about in the cities of the Philippines and Egypt? Get a feminist take on art outside the gallery from Manila and Cairo. I spoke to two award winning artists the Here she had, whose work exploring women's rights and Arab identity has been seen on gallery walls and street corners alike from Vancouver to Tokyo. And Nikki Luna, who's represented the Philippines at the Cairo and Singapore. BNLs with her installations. Addressing violence against women is the artwork isn't all about the world we live in. I mean, what's the point off union having it? So I really, really wanted to go and actually do community work with gender based on sexual violence among women and girls. Can you give me an example, Nikki? I made these beauty queen crowns. And if you go under the current coming from small speaker, she would hear voices Miss Universe crowns that you popularly see in developing countries where everything stops when it's Beauty pageants. But what does it do to marginalize people? I was working with the community. They were informal settlers. Their houses were tear gas, you know, so they were running with toddlers and babies topless. I went there. I took care of them. But at the same time I ask permission if I could interview them now, I asked the eight winning fast questions of Miss Universe and one of them wasps. So if you could do something outrageous for one day, what would it be? And why, Right? What was the answer? The first thing she would say worth Oh, just wash the laundry or I'll just clean. Because she couldn't grass like Like what? Outrageous, So I had to be patient and wait. It's only for one day. It's something you've been wanting to do that you're dying to do something outrageous. Something different. And then finally, Ah, like an epiphany. I know I'm going to study. Well, that's very sobering. So that is the kind of art that I always tried to make. I'm just a tool, a vehicle for their voices. What about you? But here? Can you tell us more about what inspires you and give us an example of your work? I like to highlight work from different communities. But I think the most charged time for me when that shift in my practice happened was during the Egyptian uprising 10 years ago when I started a spring stances on the street. It's very raw. It's very accessible. And to me, the street is more interesting to work with than AH Gallery or a museum where events are curated. It's organized. You have the option off chance on the street. So somebody passing by can comment on your work. Erase it. Take a picture uploaded Get you a sandwich because they love your work. One of your pieces of it. I think it's the stenciling of blue bras. On the walls of Cairo. There was a video off three men stripping a woman naked. She was a veiled woman wearing our beta. And they revealed her blue bra. On the next day, they were must demonstrations by women rights activists all over Egypt. Because of that video, there were literally hundreds of artists who went down to the street who created paintings and murals. What I did with the blue bra is merely turn it into a Nikon so that you easily recognize it. Can you give me an example? Nikki off When your work has been at its most public, I made a huge mirror. And it said, Ah, song is there many beautiful women There will always be rape. That's a quote from president a tattoo right? Definitely, and it was quoted in so many news outfits. It seemed as if he was forcing it on us that this is something that we should accept normalizing it. Yes, trivializing it as well. So I made this mirror and I put it in a public space in a parking lot in in the Philippines. There's nothing to say that this was an artwork, so it's just leaning on a wall and then off course, it's a mirror so people are so attracted. Mirrors. I wanted to make them face themselves and asked, like, Where do you stand on? It went viral, didn't it? People were taking pictures of themselves and sharing them on social media. Yes, actually, the title of that work is look at her. Because, like placing the blame on women, you know, I guess that gives you an idea of how social media can be used to make public heart. Even more public. Yes. What about you? But here in 2010, I created a work of art that was installed at the House. Dickinson Munich, The artwork was entitled 1000 times. No. On to me. It was a statement against everything I wanted to say no to. It's an abstract. No. I looked for 1000 different shapes of the letter No in Arabic. But then 10 years later, and 2020. Because of my sexual harassment of women raped during the pandemic and the lockdown, lots of young women started sharing messages and creating awareness about these And suddenly I find that my original 1000 times. No goes viral. What more could we be seeing in feminist public hearts in regard to imagery and issues and I'll start with you. But here I think we have so many issues that have not been addressed our right to breastfeed in public the right of women to pass on. Their nationality to their Children. And my part of the world. Some countries. What about you, Nicky? We'd love to see women statues, fine Women heroes, she rose. But is that enough? We need to open mind. So it's better when you have not just female statues, but you raise female issues about here. Do you have anything to add to that? I think we need the statues naked. I will disagree here. We need role models. We we need to put more scientists more creative minds. Yes, Sorry. I did not make that clear. We need women statues, but other things we need both way won't just settle for women. Such is No, Don't settle now, Nikki. We wanted on Because we deserve it all. Nikki Luna and the hair she had Nikki Luna's work crafted new imaginings is due to be on display at New York's a gallery until March, pending the coronavirus restrictions that is And Baia Sheehab spoke. You can crush the flowers. A.
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Winston Churchill statue sealed in steel ahead of protests
"Let's go to London now Frank where we've seen statues of some prominent figures from British history at the heart of the protest there yeah this is actually familiar I think to many Americans a slave trader who made me a lot of money in that business his statue was torn down in Bristol last weekend and then that's a city on the coast and then Churchill statue in parliament square was defaced where someone spray painted he was a racist what happened yesterday is a bunch of for white nationalists football hooligans and even some people who just generally offended by this these attacks on historical figures they surged into parliament square right you know in front of big band police have boxed up Churchill to sort of protect him and by the time with the mayor said and and even black lives matter's organizations you're said don't go to London for this this is going to end up with a lot of battles between white and black people but some anti racism protesters came anyway and so you had this protest and counter protest how did it play out yeah it was fascinating to watch the police penned in the far right of folks around the statues and they started throwing bottles and started punching police some of them clearly came here for a fight there were clashes between a white far right demonstrators and black anti racism protesters in Trafalgar Square I also ran across some black men who had face coverings and they were doing some hit run attacks on white protesters about the timing of the Waterloo station the train station there was some violence there and police actually had to seal it off in the end at least six people went to the hospital they were over a hundred arrests and see the other thing is this is all a bit surreal because we still supposed to be doing social distancing so you would have people wearing face masks punching each other so the whole thing was was restored yeah quite a scene up Frank did everyone come to London yesterday just looking for a fight no I mean a lot of people were peaceful and that one of the striking images was a black anti racist protester actually carrying one of the white protesters who'd been beaten and it was a sizeable center when I was talking to people who said you know if we're going to remove statues there needs to be a democratic discussion about this they can't just be torn down and a medical at Westminster bridge is names Andy Boyle he works in construction and he had come to monitor the protest he's white and this is what he said little available site dot this Congress and it's over by the strong rate on I will admit it still as racism today albeit it's getting better but it still isn't there yet I believe it should get there owner or French officials taking any action in response to what's going on the streets there yes they are well yesterday it ended rather chaotically because the police wouldn't let the protesters marched through the city that kept them pinned into the plaster at the break so we did see scenes of you know tear gas being fired but otherwise it was peaceful the government appears to be listening this week the interior minister Christophe Castaner he banned chokehold but the police have also come out they're angry they're say they're being stigmatized by a few bad apples and they have accused the interior minister of betraying them
Far-right activists gather in London despite police warning
"Hundreds of far right activists gathered to demonstrate in central London's parliament square today despite strict police restrictions and warnings to stay home to contain the coronavirus some bottles and cans at officers one white police horses push the crowd back different groups of right wing activists and circumstance came to the UK capital saying they wanted to guard historical monuments targeted in the last week but anti racism protesters many of the right wing supporters gathered around the statue of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill and the scent of top war memorial which both were boarded up Friday to protect
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UK protests: Far-right demonstrators clash with London police
"Unrest in London of right now members of far right groups of filling the streets as a city enforce strict restrictions on protest groups gathering today meanwhile the counter protesters assemble before people pro testing in the name of the black lives matter movement London's mayor fear statues in the capitol in particular a statue of Winston Churchill in parliament square could become flashpoints for
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Far-right activists protest in London despite warnings
"Hundreds of far right activists have gathered to demonstrate in central London's parliament square despite district police restrictions and warnings to stay home to contain the corona virus some two bottles and cans at officers one white police horses push the crowd back different groups of right wing activists and soccer fans came to the UK capital saying if they wanted to guard historical monuments that are targeted in the last week but anti racism protesters many of the right wing supporters gathered around the statue of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill and this is in a tough war memorial which both were boarded up Friday to protect them from vandalism is there a shockingly mountain
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Black Lives Matter protest turns violent in London
"Clashes erupted in central London on Sunday after a largely peaceful black lives matter protest tension escalated as police tried to clear a junction in parliament square blocks by protest is just a short distance from prime minister Boris Johnson's ten Downing Street a number of people were seen being arrested and put into police vans the police saying later Tuesday the twenty had been taken into custody the demonstrators we're running against the death of George Floyd on may twenty five in Minneapolis which is sparked demonstrations across the U. S. since Charles Woodson of this month London
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Portraits of Brexit Day: U.K. Celebrates and Mourns Leaving E.U.
"Night NPR's Frank flying for it is in London he reports on the mixed emotions surrounding brexit day there it's been a while brexit day here in London thousands are still out on the street to parliament square some people walking around with a union Jack flags around their shoulders and mostly very celebratory but there are a lot of cops you just to make sure in early in the day there were clashes between brexit supporters and people who wanted to stay in the U. serve the resume there's a candlelight vigil that a number of Brecht's borders came by and began singing good by you to the tune of Auld Lang Syne so it just goes to show even as rex's
BBC World Service
UK formally leaves the European Union three years after Brexit referendum
"Britain has entered into a new era after leaving the European Union more than three years okay voted to do so in a referendum the historic moments which happen on Friday nights was knowledge find both celebrations and anti brexit protests candlelight vigils were held a news conference which voted to stay in the U. while brexit Tay's parted in London's parliament square hello breaks it is now happens most of the terms of Britain's E. U. membership will stay in place for a transition period lasting to the end of the year intense negotiations will now take place to agree to the terms of the future
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UK formally leaves the European Union three years after Brexit referendum
"I expect that dates the ladies shop the most incredible that a a is I got to try the people getting ready to celebrate a goal I lose with a country we across route the people we frequently establishment it's amazing that you've done this walk our audience through your your throughout the nation right here today nine from the most people know you and know your what you've done but walking through how many years have you worked on this project I first became concerned about what the European project man I didn't even know what globalism walls in those days but I first became concerned about it about the bureaucracy was winning a battle of a democracy about a one of the tires to a single currency dollar lady by Germany oppose worried about it back in ninety nine state of Illinois is buddy today I feel like cattle I just cannot stand aside and do nothing so I've now been campaigning on this for twenty seven years I'm also the father that pretty much full time pretty much seven days a week now do we went back the other day on the show and played your maiden speech from the European Parliament way you sounded and looked exactly the same as you do today shore just tell just tell our audience a little bit because I've I've heard in the press about some of the interviews you've given in the recent days about you being in the parliament how long you been there whether you're going to miss it all in all and of course you know that that's it for you in terms of the European Parliament but it's already to yell at about that and a little bit about what you see happening over the next year given that this this transition period for brexit well I walked into the European Parliament in nineteen ninety nine the three of us from you can collect it and we walked up the steps we've never been to the building before that we live in a Brussels before we did but what was the galley what we were doing if we walk through the door and that official that I'll I will let me pay easily so badly so we just got a political asylum with the beginning and then I woke up those same steps in June last year a little twenty nine of us I'm I'm not shows how the center of gravity in British politics I shifted what was considered to be we at all mad mad house become the mainstream so people can develop this country I guess that's the victory that I've been a Paul Solman unsettled and supported me although but if anyone one of the night I live in PM London time I'm gonna be in parliament square with a huge huge part of the old eyes which I call white full what was the night is the point of no return we are leaving this political union we are leaving the globalists supranational structure we never coming back about twenty what I was battle Wednesday on my last day in the debate before they threw me out of the chain but because I laid the union Jack them but never your bloody flags and leave I think she said rather the thought is that right now with the company what we did is we went straight to the buff okay okay yeah yeah I know we we try to get you on the show but but let me the better is a lot more level head said maybe the maybe another day yeah I think I was slightly over trained on that particular day but what was interesting was just listen to the speeches of a creek without power because they're all now saying who next alphabets of gum next alight journey will be sent rex it marks the beginning of the end not jealous of the European Union but if the whole global is project you know where big business big politics big banks that want to control our lives through big bureaucracy I we want nation states free markets free that would let let's say and I think we're winning how do you what happens in the next year how do you actually make a good because today is the beginning of it but I guess December thirty first is when the heart out is correct yeah I mean look I think in terms of history today's the big moment the rest is the tiles that the tide of course is very very important Boris Johnson I suppose because he's scared of me is has laid the right promises is now saying all the right things to be sticks to his promises that great I mean backing six they also the referendum I think people so I packed up my tends to go away what I'm saying to that everybody is all I am going to be that through this next process through this transition period through the next phase of the guys the engines are I will praise the prime minister the rooftops and he gets it right but I will sound the alarm if he gets it wrong so I'm gonna be on that case let's talk about praising alarm I want to mention you know about this globalist project and why this is such a important day in and Nigel I'd I needn't remind you that about the opposition party in the established order on the same day the night before I actually in accomplishes breaks it it's also going to be the acquittal of Donald J. trump by the established forces over here it's it's so amazing that would happen on the same day but I want talk about why way for second in this pandemic in coming out of Wuhan China but you know tied to the one belt one road in tight to the globalist projects and I think we've had two cases now in the United Kingdom why why his and a shock folks in the United States and also this pandemic it coming out of how we have a whole show no dedicated just that what what are your thoughts about that tight to globalism okay well let's start off with wildlife what is astonishing is if you look at the people who is all the advisory board to walk away in the United Kingdom what do you find you find the former bosses old L. cools little old friend of Tony Blair as friends of David Cameron's people around big businesses there on the gold you find people who were all confederation of British industry one of those globalists I have a group that all of our country they've been serving on the board you even find that this is astonishing former senior bosses of all civil service to be all the while lays bold I'm most stunningly able you find David Cameron our prime minister it was made to resign because look like that but it is now official interlocutor putting the Chinese and British governments Alice happened is Chinese money has corrupted completely corrupted the system and Boris Johnson of gone with the fly will miss one we've gone with what everybody around it is telling and I think it is into the judgment but one of the last judgment so I've ever seen in my life in this country I'm hoping we can buy the mechanisms are less it will just America that's not happy with this think about Australia right there in the call to make but he's very deeply intertwined with China even value in twenty twelve band while away from that digital fiber
Brexit emotions on display in EU parliament as U.K. formally pulls out
"Supporters of breaks it are ready to party calling this independence day as the UK's exit from the E. U. takes effect later today more than three years after voters approved it so the question is what changes well not much to be honest with you there's now going to be an eleven month period during which time the U. K. were trying get a future relationship going with the new year and I know that's going to be a painful process because everything else up to now has suggested that but the rest of the party thousands of brexit is coming into parliament square right here fox business network's Ashley Webster in London prime minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to speak around five eastern time that's an hour before the official
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UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer
"The British government has announced plans to special events on the night of January thirty first when the country officially leaves the European Union the government plans to mock brexit by projecting a count down on to the prime minister's official residence at ten Downing Street in London until eleven PM when the break takes place the government neighborhood of why I told this to be eliminated as part of a light show with union flags flown from all the polls in parliament square a commemorative coin will also into circulation that day prime minister Boris Johnson plans to make a speech to the nation after holding a red cabinet session in the north of England to emphasize his government's plan to spread opportunity to that economically troubled region it comes as Britain's treasury chief such a debit admitted that some UK business sectors will suffer as a result of brexit in an interview with the Financial Times Serra basses London
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Tory leadership battle hots up, and all change at Change UK Politics Weekly podcast
"This is politics weekly. I'm Heather Stewart Naza time for us to believe in ourselves. What we can. And that's why I am standing to be leader of the conservative party Boris Johnson began his leadership campaign in earnest this week, telling him peas he was best placed to beat labor and put Nigel Farage back in his books. Meanwhile, leadership rivals queued up for an audience with Donald Trump as the US president blew into town for his photo opportunity with the Queen the contest kicks probably next week. So is it still for assist to lose this week? It's all change at change. You pay the six of eleven piece, depart, the flushing party. We talked to one of those sticking with it, Chris, Leslie. That's all in this week's politics weekly. And then there were eleven early casualties of the Tory leadership race this week were Kibble house, and James cleverly who withdrew as the party agreed new rules to weed out candidates with little chance of winning the six front runners with enough declared supporters are burst Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy hunt. Michael g-o-v such each of it. And Matt Hancock Johnson is current favorite to be anointed. His prime minister in the week of the twenty second of July, but a month is a long time in politics. Could we be looking at prime minister movement or dope, McVeigh by the summer while I'm joined to discuss all this by Katie balls from the spectator, and Ellie Mae o'hagan and Rafael bear from the guardian Katie was going to say you had a ringside seat at the hustings on Tuesday night, but you, you were the ringmaster hustings on Tuesday night, and we journalists most of journalists were outside in the corridor. Sad to say what, what was the mood like in there in the room managed to get a seat? So I was chairing the discussion and it was one one by one interviews. I think demeanor was fatty polite atmosphere. I think ahead of it, there was some talk that both could be heckled. And it was this is because it was the one nation caucus. So this is the group of conservative MP's headed up by Ambrosia NICKY, Morgan, now, I think there are lots of conservative MP's would describe themselves as one nation conservative term. Isn't it exactly? Specifically this group, they have the declaration of values which relate to things like having a United Kingdom the environment at free enterprise. I think what the best known for is don't like no deal, and they are opposed to nodule Brexit. So both Johnson describes himself as one conservative useless to saying that he went take canoe deal Brexit off the table. So there was some of you that this could be a real confrontation. But I think everyone listened to ever and had to say and before you an hour after gone splash on the front, free newspapers his comments, so love invasion did gap from the then of. Associates. Boris Johnson's pitch is was that he wasn't going to soften his new deal Brexit nine, but he did try and play up of the things that he would have in common with the MP's and the room. I think what's really benefiting Boris Johnson right now is someone called Dominic Robb because compared to Dominic Robb Bros. Johnson, seems less right? Win some of the MP's in the center of the Tory party on various issues, and that's making them think that if they have to have Brexit Hugh, is willing to countenance a deal Brexit. Bruce Johnson is a less bad option than someone like Dominic grump. I'm Michael go wrath last night. At the second round of these hostage not shared by Katie. We should say put himself in different position again. Didn't he said on what the idea of October thirty first? So he's the sort of even slightly more sensible Exeter's. Yeah. This has been Michael goes position for some time, which is essentially sort of the most as it was author, dogs, true believe of breaks. It's here up. To the point of accepting no deals. Because now for a number of reasons that he can't quite go that far and say, you know what? No deal is something we should do partly probably just because he is just a slightly more rigorous serious thinker than some of the people who prepared to go along with no deal. Chatting, I think he genuinely understands the hazard for the state for the economy. That would be involved in that I think, particularly the department that he was in, when he was environment. Secretary just introduced him to a lot of the practical problems that go along with doing no deal. And also, he has to recognize he's very tight cool politician, he recognizes that, you know, between. I think he's absolutely right. What she said about Dominic Robb based carving out this space football to be sort of as it were one row into simultaneous when you've got someone who's out in the oil, being completely bonkers and that's actually quite good position for Boris to be in. And so Michael really has to then pitch himself as insofar as a center of the conservative party unity. Can't that, that would be him. And I think broadly speaking, that is at least logically true. If you did a kind of a growth with a sort of X Y axis that sort of leave one end remain on the other tra- Thatcherite with slash and burn pros therapy on one, acts and one end sort of old skirts, though, wet invest spend money on stuff at the other end, and it sort of scatter plot on that axis of where all the parliamentary Tories are you'd probably find they've pretty much in the middle of that the problem is that being that Younes you can also means you alienate people on various fringes, but he, I think he's probably put himself in fairly tactically, g position and any took him out. Dominic mopping out out in the aisle. There last night's contribution from him was that he'd be willing to provoke parliament to suspend parliament, if necessary to get no Brexit, no deal Brexit food. That's pretty extraordinary, isn't it? Yes. Absolutely extraordinary. And I mean, this is a very cliche thing to save it. I, I wonder what the. Action would have been in if, if a labour MP had said that, I mean, I feel that people would have been saying it Stalinism is going to be tanks on the lawn of parliament square. You know, of course, perogie parliament is a crazy idea. And yeah, I think we should really reflect on what's going on in the conservative party. I think something really extrordinary is happening in that party. That is the case. Katie's ideas that would have seen credibly fringe now in mainstream discussion in the Tory polcy I would save on the parade and parliament comment. Dominic robb. He is that minority view of all the candidates, and actually, like a lot of people have reacted very badly to the idea. You're going to provide parliament, so I mean, it is something that you can't say they would do it in that room. It landed very badly and is interesting that in the hustings chat, every single Brexit he was saying, they would Constance emoji Brexit. So sad Javid. Andrea leads him and Boris Johnson explicit. Early route parading parliament. So I didn't think it is a majority view in the conservative party Andrew, let's inset that she consulted Klux at some point, and had wet this wasn't really viable option such Javid said that he's what parliament had to have a say. So, I think what you seeing is when it comes to Dominic Robb, what of the votes, he is going to try and make the final t now the European research group, that is a great gift, the eurosceptics of the policy that feel most strongly on having clean Brexit. Now, I think by having this dividing line between himself and Boris Johnson. I think it helps Boris jokes in many respects, I think Dominic Robb is trying to pick up this European research group votes to try and get further and free the rans, and he now has something to say, I am more serious about delivering no deal than my rivals less sanguine about the tool, even if it's only a tiny amount even if it's just only grow Francois talking about perogie Parman because Elliott this really is happening here is. Constant ratcheting of the parameters of was a normal discussion about what you should do in this country, further and further away from things that are practical. And so when you hit talk about a sort of global trade breaks or clean Brexit, or no deal Brexit. There's really no discussion of actually involves what practically that means. The reason Dominic Robb way, anyone would entertain parochial parliament is because there is this question of, could you actually persuade parliament, is that some potential parliamentary obstacle to delivering no do? And even the quite moderate will self stop motoric candidates in this race when they sable I wouldn't do not. We Michael go says, will we pretty have to get another extension their explanation is because parliament won't permit no do now? That's a pretty cowardly way of framing it. Because actually the reason not to do is because it's a terrible terrible idea. There's no such thing as a clean. Brexit, immediately often odeal your whole legal system, your economy in chaos your force back into in the Goshi action with the EU but for a much weaker position is properly bonkers. No one was seriously. Counseling in two thousand sixteen or twenty seventeen is only Lanzoni gender now and as the sort of the framing of the debate moves it just becomes a entirely normal thing to this Gus. And when half of the field of Tory candidates are prepared to discuss that quite normally that suggests a as was just said that the conservative parties in, that's a very peculiar place, ROY now when I'm part of that is because the backdrop of the discussion is what's going on impeachable this week where there's a by-election and Nigel. Farage is Brexit party looks as if it might do quite well, right. That's, that's what's in people's eyes were having this discussion. I think there is a sense that the Brexit party if you're going to the various frets to the Tory vote, the Brexit party frat is tina's at greater threat right now than the liberal Democrat vote now it's interesting. Lots of Tory candidates went to say, hey, we can actually win both voters back. I think never skepticism as how you unite voters who have said many times they want to know deal Brexit. They were only take that as being a Brexit that they would accept as fitting. Description, and how you those remained conservative OTC feel very isolated by the party and looking at the nipple Democrats. And I think he looked at the European election. Results teapot, is very well very clear Brexit positions. But completely opposing and that's a riddle I think every main party when it comes to working at had to get a big coalition of voters. I think on the Brexit polity point, there is a general sense, and I think you saw this in the hustings this week that such Javid stage loss of support. Actually, when he said the way to beat the Brexit party is by not being the Brexit party, and I think there are lots of Tory MP's you feel that you need to deliver Brexit. But you shouldn't be doing straight the noise Farraj playbook to do that anyway. Let's talk about Johnson was a briefing with a Tory poster Lord Haywood this week, who was saying he comes out with the most popular candidate. So he's the conduct people most not recognized like he also comes out the most unpopular candidate. He's an incredibly divisive, and polarizing figure isn't he would lay relish, the chance of taking on Boris Johnson to think gem, an election. I don't think that labor would relish taking on Boris Johnson though. I, I also think that we shouldn't underestimate Michael g-o-v is particularly fees. I mean I is total speculation on my part, but, particularly if he's still in contact with his old colleague, Dominic Cummings, then labor probably will be in trouble who, of course, helped run the vote leave campaigns by significant figure in the vote leave campaign. Yes. On this very talented, political tactician. Boris johnson. I think Boras he, he represents the kind of era that we're living in.
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Climate Protests in London Occupy Major Landmarks
"Day four of climate Justice actions by the group extinction rebellion in the UK police say they've arrested four hundred and sixty protesters since day one of civil disobedience blockading bridges and major intersections in London. The group is demanding governments tell the truth about climate change and declare climate emergency leading zero carbon emissions by the year. Twenty twenty-five video on social media shows police arresting protesters lying on the ground at parliament square to chanting
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The view of Brexit from outside Parliament
"It's been a day of swings and roundabouts for British Prime Minister, Theresa may as she tries to steer Great Britain out of the European Union. The party that's been propping up her government said they would no longer support her deal. Meanwhile, the leaders of her opposition say they may have no choice, but to accept it. Marketplace host KAI Ryssdal is in London this week talking to different people about these uncertain times. And what all this means for the British economy. Kyw good to have you on heard, Kimberly Horia? I'm all right. Where do we catch up with you? I am standing actually in parliament square right outside the houses parliament, Westminster Abbey is around the corner came down. I I guess number one to make point and number two to give you a little bit of a scene. There are some protests going on here. But the point to be made is that these people are just tired and the protesters are looking a little lackluster. They're standing there waving their EU flags or their Brexit. No deal right now flags people here are well, they're tired of this whole story. I got to tell you that. And I have to imagine the folks in parliament are tired of it to action last night, supposedly more votes coming tomorrow. What's happening there? Oh, yeah. Way more votes coming tomorrow. So first of all, let's be clear. This is a political story, but we're going to cover the economics of it. Because no matter when Brexit happens, and frankly, that's in some doubt. Now, the economics of it, the economic impact the business impact of it has already started and is already happening. Just to the politics of it. For a second though, trees me is is in some political jeopardy here. There are votes happening tomorrow that parliament is going to decide maybe what it wants to do and then probably on the twelfth of April. But maybe on the twenty second of may who knows the UK is scheduled now to leave the European Union. If you know nothing changes in the next forty eight to seventy two hours, which is a gamble, right? Things seem to always change with Brexit. But speaking of those changes we expected that deadline to be this Friday, which is why you're there right now. So why? Are you still there right now? Well, we're here because as I said, the economic story has already started, you know, we've been out talking to people for what three or four days now here just to snapshots. We went out yesterday and talked to a guy. He's an Italian gentlemen working here for fifteen years runs, a fashion company. He imports fabrics and designs and materials from all over the European Union. And he says he spends twenty five percent of his time dealing with Brexit and the ramifications for his business talk to another guy at a pub last night, who's in the food importing exporting business. Right. He says eighty eight zero percent of his time for the past year has been spent dealing with Brexit. And so when you think about not only the government concentrating on Brexit so much, but businesses concentrating on Brexit. That's real impact. When these folks are having to do this at the same time as they're trying to run their business, right? It must be exhausting. But at the same time like what what other vibe are you getting out there? I mean, if there are protesters, I'm guessing there's some anger. To there is some anger. I think more than anger really there's frustration. Right. There's great political frustration. There's great as I said economic frustration. And then you look at the people who voted to leave, right? And who knows when or if it's going to happen? One of the things we did Saturday when we got here is we took a train up to Boston England. We went to Boston because that is the most pro Brexit city in the UK seventy five percent of the people voted to leave for them. It's a migration story more than anything else. Right. The folks in Boston have seen an influx of mostly eastern. European emigrants lots of folks from Poland and Lithuania. And the catch for them is this they are a labor force. Those folks are and they have revitalized parts of Boston which has fallen on some economic hard times. But also the locals the the folks who have been there for a while. They're seeing crowding in hospitals. They're seeing crowding in their schools. And so while they want that economic gain that they get the labor force that they get from these eastern Europeans. They don't want the crowning that happens with extra people in their community. Right. And so we are now looking out for those votes tomorrow. Yes votes tomorrow in
Students Skip School Across Europe to Demand Climate Action
"Students in the UK are demanding that their government declare a climate emergency. Secondary school students marching in Manchester England today, they're part of a growing movement students from around the world walking out of school to demand much stronger action on climate change, thousands of young people also gathered in parliament square in London and in Liverpool. Eighteen year old Abby super Manian organiz his school student walkout. Honestly, the turnout was even greater than we expected. We only really started organizing liberal about three days ago, and obviously it's very difficult to go to essentially schools and say walk lessons. Disobey literally everything you patterns in teachers are saying because this is what is like when Houghton and we've had a absolutely fantastic reception here in the UK. Thousands of kids out across the country. And what did you do this? Why did you organize? So this whole movement started with a fifteen year old girl in Sweden. Tonsberg who basically went on strike from school and sat outside the speech parliament, and since then she's gone on to speak at the United Nations, and she's gone on to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos where she addresses the assembled leaders in industry leaders adults. Keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don't want your health. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I wanted to feel the fair I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I wanted to act as if the house was on fire. Because it is. So that's really what brought me into this. I've been talking to loads of children around my city. I honestly big really energized and enthused by the glazing commitment, the amazing enthusiasm that so many children is under fire showing for that matter. And this issue was your school supportive your school in Liverpool. What I think we find the receptionist is that teachers pilot me really supportive of us, obviously, there's a bit of classroom management. But generally speaking, the feeling from teachers on the ground some students has been really positive. I think in fact next month on fifteen March they should be school scheduled. The United States to Abbas out. So yeah, I was gonna ask you. Are you connected to young climate change activists in the United States? So being lateral organisation has connections with international we've coordinating between international organizations. We're all colonizing separately. But under the same banner, and coordinating our strikes to be on same day much momentum lead us now. I don't know if you saw this, but Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street officers said it's really important for young people to engage on serious issues like climate change. But don't disrupt the class schedule as a result. What's your reaction to that statement? And that is that it's not like climate change issues recognize we don't know that they exist. Gather every couple of years to talk at climate change conference, right. The problem is the conference in the United Kingdom in the United States across the Westworld on taking concrete enough snaps in order to take action on these problems us having to start from school. We don't want to strike from. So we want to go to school. We want we want our educations. But as like mentioned what what's the point getting an education if we won't have a future. Thank you. The reason I know thank you. You really aren't doing enough. What difference will these protests today really make? I mean, do you see this as a rising wave that can change the world? Yes. I mean, I personally think that this is it is absolutely amazing to see hundreds of thousands of children across the world in succession educating themselves on the issues and going on to Mark measures. I think as we strike mounted it puts more pressure on world governments to take action to make concrete proposals. Because I think they're starting to realize that young people will be silence and won't be both off with any half-measures or goody two deals that they don't really enforce you mad at adults for not leading more firmly on this. Honestly, I am my generation is going to be the fascination in human history and then tie history of mankind. That will be poorer less vegetated and have a lowest standard of like every other banal parents which. Has never happened before in the entire history. The generation sliding before us has to the world. Such an extent that it's it's up to us to say that we will have live on in the
Nebraska to carry out its first execution in two decades
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman police, in London are investigating a driver who apparently crashed, his car into. Barriers surround the UK parliament building NPR's Frank Langfitt reports a small car struck cyclist next to parliament square and then crashed police quickly arrived on the scene pulled the driver from the. Car and, arrested him, police have, not, identified the driver nor given a specific motive. To cyclists were taken to the hospital and do not appear, to have serious injuries London his suffered three. Vehicle terror attacks in just under a year and a half if confirmed this would be the fourth in March. Two thousand seventeen on his Llamas radical drove across Westminster bridge hitting pedestrians before crashing outside of parliament people responded to today's crash with more of a sense of
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Audi recalls thousands of vehicles; coolant pumps can overheat
"Of every purchase german automaker audis recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles worldwide ap's rita foley reports the recall covers many different models what he says the problem with the almost four hundred thousand vehicles it's recalling the electric coolant pump aitken overheat and may cause a fire the recall covers late model q five suv's and a fives and fours from twenty thirteen through twenty sixteen a six models from twenty twelve three twenty fifteen are also being recalled there have been no reports of fires but audi says the pump can become blocked or moisture inside it can cause an electrical short dealers will replace the pumps at no cost to owners i'm rita foley the first woman to be commemorated outside of britain's parliament with a bronze statue was unveiled on tuesday with a lightness of women's rights campaign will listen force it joining those of nelson mandela abraham lincoln winston churchill force it was president of the national union of women's suffrage societies and the key campaign in the movement that secured british women over thirty the right to vote in one thousand nine hundred eighteen the statue was erected in parliament square after petition was started by feminist activist caroline creative perez who previously led a successful campaign for jane austen to be depicted on a british banknote this statue by artist gillian wearing shoes forcet holding about not proclaiming courage cools to carry jeffrey where a phrase from one of his speeches the new leader of one of germany's governing parties says she plans to join the protest against working conditions at amazon during a visit by company's ceo jeff bezos does to berlin andrea knowle's the chairwoman of the center left social democrats said she would take part in a demonstration outside publisher axel springer berlin offices bezos is being presented with an award for his visionary entrepreneurship now let's says that amazon's tax practices and working conditions aren't worthy of a prize she is seeking to boost hippocrates profile after disastrous election result last year and its decision to enter the new jim and government as.
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"Bbc news with debbie russ president ruhani of iran has given the us a stark warning not to withdraw from the international nuclear deal just hours before president trump is to discuss the issue in washington with francis leader emmanuel macron mr mahoney said there would be severe consequences if mr trump carried through with his threat to scrap the agreement police in canada are investigating why a man drove a van into pedestrians on a busy street in toronto killing ten people they believe it was a deliberate act the vehicle zigzag zigzag down the pavement and speed for nearly a kilometre one eyewitness described seeing people including a baby carriage fly over the bumper of the van police in the indian state of maharashtra say they have shot dead six maoist insurgents in the latest clashes taking the number kilson sunday to thirty three officials describe it as the worst loss suffered by the leftist rebels in decades a chinese man is thought to have blocked the only way advocate lounge before starting a fire that killed eighteen people police say the thirty two year old got into a drunken fight with the group of strangers before putting a motorbike across the entrance he started the fire and then fled the self governing danish territory of greenland is going to the polls today with the long cherished dream of independence on hold red tape poor infrastructure and the fall in commodity prices have put off foreign investors as that you will be unveiled opposite the british parliament day of millicent force it one of the key figures in the battle for women's votes it's the first statue of a woman to be rectified in parliament square in london and the thing at madonna has lost a lengthy legal battle to stop an auction of her personal belongings including a letter from her former lover the rap artists to pakhtakor in the letter the rapper explained why he was breaking up with her bbc news hello welcome.