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DeGrom's ERA Rises Above 1.00 as Mets Split With Brewers
"The Milwaukee Brewers salvaged a split of their day night doubleheader by beating the Mets five nothing in game two home runs by Manny Pina William Thomas Lewis who really escape Brett Anderson and three relievers all the support they needed as New York was held to just three hits in the nightcap Indian summer in the second game of Robert stock and put the walking up to nothing after a tough loss in game one the first game store windows basic bare the second game today that's why we are playing very good ten our focus we know what we can do I don this is alma mater three nothing the six arenas capped it with a two run shot in the seventh the Mets won the first game forty three inch of big deals walk off two run single time Merriam New York
A Look At The Last Presidential Debate
"Last night in Nashville us, President Donald, trump, and the man who hopes to replace him former vice. President Joe Biden debated for the second and final time. In this presidential campaign, it did meet the unexacting challenging challenge Rav of being a less rigidly undignified spectacle than the previous encounter between the candidates portions of it indeed could almost have been mistaken for some sort of discussion of. Policy but did we learn anything from it and is really imaginable that it changed any minds or moved any needles on joined for a thorough examination of last night shenanigans by Monaco's news editor Chris Chumash and US election correspondent, Thomas Lewis, and Chris. First of all to you in the studio of what if anything stuck out for you this time last time it was all about the bickering and name calling what was this one about so to start. With it was simply the news is that there was no not as much and name calling as last time. Frankly I wish we could have three debates like last night's it was actually a substantive debate with quite strong policy differences exposed between the two that were interesting and it also what I what struck me was it signalled how the parties, how both parties have really shifted stances in a couple of different ways. So there was some. Interesting exchanges, for example, even on on foreign policy, which we hadn't heard before on North Korea where trump for example lauded the fact that he had met with North Korea's leader Biden was the one to say you know he would only meet with the North Korean leader if they were preconditions attached, this is a complete reversal compared to Obama and the way that Republicans tend to be the tough one saying they wouldn't meet with leaders in the past. Racism was an interesting discussion on race as well. We're both sort of showed how much the country has shifted by both sort of highlighting the fact that they actually want to be. Put to put it in one way a bit softer on on crime to to be a bit softer particularly on drug crimes things like that that you know in the nineties the US took a very tough stance on and put a lot of black Americans behind bars both sort of highlighted their software. Abilities here in order in order to to cater to that to confront racism in the country. So there are some interesting policy shifts that I found in. Thomas what do you ascribe that difference in tone of this debate to worthy to candidates president trump in particular I guess. Taking a deliberately different approach or had they been backed into it by the changes in format? I think was the certain certainly Andrew. An element of being deliberate by Donald trump particularly because I think it's played so badly for him last time around during this railroading performance that we saw in Cleveland Ohio the start Tobe. So I think it was intentional. On his part and on Joe Biden's parts to I think the intention was to really just hammer home that the failings in the United States that moment essentially trump's fault and trying to tack every little element of it back onto the president as being unable to be an effective leader I thought Donald. Trump, was the one. Who really started coming back to his own talking points and I thought there were two or three kind of quite clear lines there I thought it was clear that Donald Trump was trying to portray himself as this kind of insurgent outsider. Once again, like we saw in twenty sixteen, which struck me as quite. Weird because he has been president for four years of course but it seemed to work for him last time and I think that's something he's not grasping for to try and cement his support within his base. We also saw him try to bring in Joe Biden's son. Hunter. Bite. and have been some fatty sort of suspicious revelations as an emails that actually many people now believe Iraqi the work of disinformation players but he brought that up several times and I, thought the. Moderator Kristen Welker ABC News She did actually pretty well to allow people to respond to the more outrageous things either candidate was saying, but she didn't let that dominates and I thought that really let the debate itself thing really. Well, let's troy rewarding the behavior. He wished to see more of our ye sensible discussion of actual policy. We have a couple of clips from the candidates they talked about immigration. This was what president trump had to say her children are brought here. By coyotes and lots a bad people cartels and they're brought here and they used to use them to get into our country. We now have a stronger borders we've ever had. We're over four hundred miles of brand new wall uc see the numbers and we let people in, but they have to come in legally and they come in through. WAS President Trump for Chris returning to basically the talking point with which he launched his campaign for president in the first place, which was the the specter of mass illegal immigration teaming over the Rio Grande is it still working for him? Well, I think that was what made this interesting because as as he say, immigration has sort of fallen down the list of priorities of concerns of Americans over particularly the last year of course for. Obvious. Reasons the economy taking taking center stage. This sort of exchange between Biden and trump was very interesting for that because it brought it back into the four reminded people perhaps of other things that have happened in Donald Trump's presidency. This clip particularly was about the fact that there are still some five hundred children that have not been able to find their parents. After having been separated at the border. So this was a very frank conversation, a challenge to Donald Trump to talk about his policy, but it was also something that he seemed unapologetic about quite happy to have this discussion because I think as you say, immigration is a topic that launched his campaign. It's been an important topic. He argues that he got the border. Under, control he did also make an interesting common that people could still come legally which I found somewhat interesting as well because it shows that perhaps even he is recognizing you know in many ways this debate, he was a little bit softer and less inflammatory in his rhetoric. Then he has been in the past he did though have also a bizarre. Remark a bit talking just about the children of the border saying, well, they're in very good conditions. They're they're in clean rooms So there's some strange. They're definitely some strange remarks within this but yes, I encourage people to listen to the immigration exchange. Well, this is what Joe Biden had to say on the same subject he's five hundred plus kids came with parents. They separated them at the border to make a disincentive to come to begin with. Bay Real. Tough. We're really strong and guess what they cannot not coyotes didn't bring them over their parents were with them they got separated from their parents. And it makes us a laughing stock in violates every notion of who we are as a nation. Tony swear eleven days out from polling date. Now, obviously, as we know, tens of millions of Americans have voted already, which makes the but the third, slightly less climactic than it may have been in previous years but they're all too contrasting visions. The candidates were trying to pitch here I mean Joe Biden to appropriate the talking point of Value Republican president is is clearly pitching the kinder gentler nation isn't he? He is absolutely and I think. They're actually was as Chris mentioned part of a section where Joe Biden really was really very well, he was interrupted a few times by Dominic shrimp, but he really kept his own and he really came across incredibly forcibly about sort of how opponent idea in principle separating telling children away from patterns at the border really is I that does plays and you say into his this idea that's. Donald. Trump is this sort of aloof man who lives in his own bubble whereas Joe Biden someone and he kept making this point over and over again he kept saying that I don't care if you vote for me if you don't vote for me blue states red state. That's not how I see the United States and I think that was quite effective. Donald trump didn't really seem to. Be He did soften lots of elements of his answers on some topics Chris alluded to but he wasn't really I'd be surprised if legions of new voters now come into Donald Trump's because of his performance last might think we've with Joe. Biden. He did paint nuanced detailed picture of of kind of this person of empathy and in the sort of different nuances in ways that that unfolds through him. And through his agenda for president so I think as you say, the fact that so many people this record number of people have voted or ready that probably does take the steam out a little bit of just how consequentialist debate was last night when we talk because he did at the start about needles moving and and big sort of campaign bombshells happening this late stage I'm not sure. It would have had affect last night, Thomas Lowest Chris show Mac. Thank you both very much for joining us.
A Look At The First Presidential Debate Of 2020
"Let's start today's program in the United States then which last night witnessed a chaotic and bitter presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden here's a selection of an use the term loosely highlights. I am urging my people I. Hope it's going to be a fair election of it's a fair election and what I am a hundred percent on board. But of I see tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated, I can't go along with that and I'll. Come accommodation does that mean? People to take. A fraudulent election is people aren't equipped to handle it number one, number two, they cheat. They cheat hey, they found ballots wastepaper basket three days ago they all had the name trump on them if we would have listened to you, the country would have been left wide open millions of people would have died not two, hundred, thousand and one person is too much. It's China's fault. It should have never happened. They stopped it from going in, but it was China's for. But if you look at what we've? Done. I. Closed It, and you said he's xenophobic racist and xenophobic Dr out she said President trump saved thousands of lives. Many of you are Democrat governor said, president trump did a phenomenal job. We worked with the governor a really go take a look. There's a deal. The fact is everything he said so far is simply a lie I'm not here to call out his lies everybody knows he's a liar but you I WanNa make sure what it lasts. It lasts. Hi I. You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan how both? The. Aesthetic you have. Have you do this month? Your administration directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory. I ended it because it's racist. It was a radical, a revolution that was taking place in our military in our schools all over the place and you know it and so does everybody else. Racial sensitivity training to view a certain person, you had no status in life. It was sort of a reversal and really they were teaching people to hate our country and I'm not GonNa do that I'm not going to allow that to happen but. Just, as the rallies to left, would you? Listen, who is on your list Joe Just. The flavor of last night's heated presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Well, let's get more on this now with motorcycles US election correspondent. Thomas Lewis, and our news editor Chris show WHO's here in London Thomas. Let Me Cross to you first of all. Some up if you can what did you make that it was not exactly a particularly edifying spectacle I think it's safe to say, no, it wasn't Tom and it didn't really feel like a debate at all. There is in the sort of you know history of these debates as a sort of sacred toned the stages these candidates president take that when after debated finished, you're watching the US knees anchors who are trying to pick up the coverage afterwards, and they all seemed absolutely stunned and lost for words and kind of shocked by the kind of visceral experience. The the debate is offered them I think Joe Biden obviously seem much more prepared but Donald. Trump's goal. In the whole thing, I think was to fluster him to put him on the back foot to try and reignite this narrative that he's campaigners tried on largely failed to stick to Joe Biden that he's too old. He's doddery. He isn't really fit to lead the nation particularly in a time of crisis Joe Biden for sure had the set pieces if you like of the debate but a lot of the marine lost in the fog of the war of the shouting match and I think for the moderator Chris Wallace for someone who really is considered as one of the best in the business to also have been kind of sat there in silence. For. Large parts of it not quite knowing what to do really did speak in lots of ways to just how extraordinary presidential debate this really was Christiana. You were watching on this side of the you watch the whole thing I. Don't think you probably went into it with a great deal of expectation, but it's safe to say you would. Have to be disappointed by the standard of what you saw. Tom I've watched many debates over the years in the US and you know to Thomas Point there I've I've never quite seen anything like that in the US. The the irony in some ways is that US debates. Political debates kind of jumping off with Thomas said tend to be rather stilted affairs What's interesting for me in part before we talk about the actual substance is that typically that's because of the rules you know often it's very stilted in saying you know this candidate, you have two minutes thirty second rebuttal to the next one one minute rebuttal to you. Now we move. Onto the next topic, this one was an open debate there was always after each question there two minutes for each candidate's is start with that didn't work very well already to begin with because there was a lot of interruptions. But then after that, it was sort of this free for all that very quickly descended into a shouting match essentially between the two candidates the other Issue for me or I think. The. That's that's worth. Pointing out is. I do think that one could say donald trump will feel like he pulled off a rather good performance. This is the persona that he has cultivated over the last three and a half years when it comes to his style as well as the ideas that he has put forward, this is who he is and I think he will feel that he had energized even those supporters that he has to come out I don't think he's won any new supporters with what he's done, but he's energized his own base and by as Thomas said, really sort of. Failing to let by Biden in really to make any strong points because of the constant interruptions. Biden didn't make a very strong mark. I would argue and so that that works in some ways if you want to speak purely political calculations that works to trumps favorite because people are going to be left frankly just depressed with the political process as a result of that the big. Well, we'll come to you rather autistic said was the substance. I didn't detect creative air in a moment but I just wonder on that point about trump he seemed to be I don't know this sort of a twitter feed made flesh. It was just a series of spiky pronouncements angry it was delivered in the style we've come to associate with him on that platform Were there any actual substantive communications that will have registered or was it just about him preview once again he can shout louder. Know the worst some substantive points that that were made and a couple of them played in in those clips that I thought were were quite interesting and highlighted the two different ideologies. One was on the pandemic and the Corona virus you heard Donald Trump talked there as he often does putting all the blame on putting all the blame on China for the coronavirus coming in he also there were a number of exchanges where it was very clear that for Donald Trump it's time for. People to open up again, it's time for the country to open up. He bragged about the fact that he had many people at his rallies. For example, at his political rallies. He felt that was a good thing and he sort of Josh Joe. Biden for you know not being able to get people to his rallies and there was this very poignant moment in that way where the quote was along the lines of trump saying people want to open up and Biden responded. quickly, people want to be safe and so that was a very clear moment in terms of the ideology of the two. I think that will strike people and the second one was on race, which you also heard there there are some very strong moments that again highlighted the sharp differences between the two when it comes to race and protests and the violence that is happening in the US right. Now, there was the bizarre moment you heard there about racial sensitivity training. WHERE DONALD TRUMP DONALD TRUMP rather very depressingly. I would say really double down on this idea that racial sensitivity training is somehow leading to a radical revolution in the United States in education he also refused to openly condemn white supremacist groups. There was this moment where he was asked to condemn the proud boys a white supremacist group and he did not So there were there were moments there that we're really quite depressing. He focused his attention than on Joe Biden saying. You, refuse to speak about law and order I. Think Joe Biden tried to answer that maybe Thomas can speak to this as well. It was interesting how he tried to answer the law and order question I wonder if that is something that you know might lose him some supporters on the left because he was trying to be quite defensive of the polices result of that. So Donald Trump really use his own strategy, what he wanted to do to effect in his world. Let me bring you in. Then on I guess looking from Joe Biden's pointed viewed along with Christie's rated the. was rather difficult for him to. Seize control of the narrative given trump's behavior sort of in the room. What did you make of his performance and would there be any areas that he may find he landed any blows I think Donald Trump's goal was purely to fluster Joe Biden and to throw him off his. Uncertain moments it worked. There were other moments when Joe Biden was alive to speak that you know if they do want to characterize him someone who is a little bit of don't reason quite fully grasp of himself for the facts then Joe Biden did show that he is an accomplished speaker. He had some ideas that were quite forward-looking Donald trump had none of those things and he. was questioned at at certain points asking well, what are your plans and there were really no answers. All Donald Trump wanted to do was as you put earlier Tom to shout the loudest because Donald Trump. Now, to win this election, he readings debate either bring big swathes of voters to his cause which I think last night's performance by him is unlikely to do he also therefore if he Can't that might try and do he didn't twenty sixteen and not is to keep people home to stop people effectively to make the atmosphere. So angry and Sophie Brier the people feel so disenchanted with the electoral process that they just don't vote at tall that was successful for him to a certain degree in two thousand sixteen, I think if the polls are correct and the polling arguably. Is more accurate is more detailed is more specific this time around than it was last time. Then I think that it would take a huge number of people to stay home for Donald Trump to sneak victory in the Electoral College. There were some reports after the debate last night that Joe Biden's team that some sources close to his campaign suggesting that maybe Joe Biden wouldn't take part. In the next two debates, if those debates are going to be like we saw last night because really heat does arguably have the most to lose here given his lead is so large at the moment I'm for Donald Trump. This isn't about sort of setting out to vision for America. This is about just sort of keeping and clinging onto power in the angriest way he possibly can, and I think as Chris mentioned I think that was if that's what the goal was that was pretty successful for him. Last night I think that Joe? Biden? Obviously prepared well, obviously prepared in detail but just a lot of those. A lot of those ideas set pieces that he had brought to the debate stage just weren't really allowed to shine through given just had extrordinary. The climate was on stage last night. It's always great to me. Thanks for being with us, tell us in Chris both the Monaco's. Team looking ahead to November Thomas and here in London Chris China here
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"At what we've? Done. I. Closed It, and you said he's xenophobic racist and xenophobic Dr out she said President trump saved thousands of lives. Many of you are Democrat governor said, president trump did a phenomenal job. We worked with the governor a really go take a look. There's a deal. The fact is everything he said so far is simply a lie I'm not here to call out his lies everybody knows he's a liar but you I WanNa make sure what it lasts. It lasts. Hi I. You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan how both? The. Aesthetic you have. Have you do this month? Your administration directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory. I ended it because it's racist. It was a radical, a revolution that was taking place in our military in our schools all over the place and you know it and so does everybody else. Racial sensitivity training to view a certain person, you had no status in life. It was sort of a reversal and really they were teaching people to hate our country and I'm not GonNa do that I'm not going to allow that to happen but. Just, as the rallies to left, would you? Listen, who is on your list Joe Just. The flavor of last night's heated presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Well, let's get more on this now with motorcycles US election correspondent. Thomas Lewis, and our news.
The Democratic National Convention Was Virtual
"And we're crossing to the United States. Now for date on the Democratic Party's National Convention this year's event was a virtual affair. Monaco's US election correspondent. Tomas. Lewis stayed up late so you didn't have to. My honor to represent Milwaukee in Congress into kickoff. The Twenty Twenty Democratic convention. Well this first ever totally virtual convention, an opening night of major party's convention. There is certainly a a slightly surreal add proceedings. The reality of watching a speaker on stage in front of a roaring crowd is really quite different to watching a series of speakers speaking directly to you through the camera lens to those viewers sitting at home, and there were some moments of real poignancy. Perhaps the most notable among them were the brothers of George Floyd who spoke about the need to end police brutality and racial injustice in the US. Is the hidden legacy for our brother. Josh should be allowed today Brianna Taylor should be alive today a mart arbor should lose the torture of a man who had voted for Donald Trump but had succumbed to the corona. Virus. The coronavirus has made it clear that there are two Americas. America that Donald Trump lives in and the America that my father died in the human stories as well. Videos posted from voters around the country which I think really effective in fulfilling the slogan of the Democratic Convention, which is we the people and I think that is what Joe Biden's campaign in the Democrats trying to get across in this convention is that this is a party for everyone and this election really is an election of consequence for everyone to no matter who you vote for. The most notable speeches of the evening came first from Bernie Sanders John Hayden's former rival for the presidency. Our campaign ended several months ago. But our movement continues at is getting stronger every day. Many of the ideas we fought for that just a few years ago were considered radical on now mainstream denise sanders have been criticized at the start of the campaign for not really doing much to quell the movie trio lakeside of his support, a pretty unflinching in their criticism. Those who are running against Bernie Sanders. He did quite a lot quite explicitly to try and bridge the gap between the Progressive Side of the Party and the more moderate more centrist side. He said that he was willing to work with anybody with Republicans conservatives, moderate Democrats and progressives to saying that to vote Joe Biden in would be the most crucial part of furthering the progressive. Agenda and he listed some of the policy pints in quite some detail that he said spoke to a progressive agenda but were Joe Biden's policy pilots together we must build a nation that is more equitable, more compassionate and more inclusive. Now, it'd be interesting to see how much sway that will cut with a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters whether the anger they felt in two thousand. Sixteen when he lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton this kind of sense of betrayal they fell to the Democratic Party at having allegedly skewed vote towards Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie. Sanders. We'll see how potent ideas this time around but the final speech of the night came from the former first lady Michelle. Obama really was an extraordinary speech is whenever we look to this White House. For some leadership or consolation or any semblance of steadiness what we get instead is chaos division was sitting presumably in a corner of her home in her living room and the speech really covered a huge range of topics. She she offered a riff on a very famous phrase she gave at the Convention for years ago. A lot of people have asked me when others are going Solo. Does going high still really work. My ass you went on to be explicit about what she meant in that she said that by going hi, it's not just about saying good things were thinking good things that actually have to act. You have to explain you have to debate. You have to be proactive and being engaged with your neighbors and those in your communities and it's really rose to a crescendo being incredibly personal. You know that I tell you exactly what I'm feeling no, I hate politics. But you also know that I care about this nation. I really very effective. It was one of those speeches again, sort of made slightly surreal by the fact that this is a very prominent, very popular person speaking directly to you into your home via the television screen but that actually she managed to pull off this idea that she was I think talking directly to you and that is not something very easy to pull off I. Think it is. A speech that will be cited going forward through the weeks of the campaign by Democratic voters and I. Think it really was the kind of finale if you like of the first night of the democratic. Convention the Democrats were hoping for this is an unprecedented election campaign and a Democratic National Convention like which has never been staged before whether it has the potency when all is said and done. The usual in person conventions whereas the power and the noise of groups voters all gathered together before speakers on the stage remains to be seen but I think there will be much to be taken. The will be positive about the first night of the convention this evening. Tell us. Thank you. That was US election correspondent Thomas Lewis Virtual Convention I imagined Thomas. We'll be tank while virtual work. In. The days and weeks ahead.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"And a very warm welcome to you. The Late Edition Hero monocle twenty four. On this Monday, the first of June nine Thomas Lewis here in Toronto and help us cast an eye across of the day's key news stories from around the world I'm joined by Monaco's editor Andrew Tuck and by Monocle, twenty four culture correspondent Fernando Augosto paycheck. Oh Fernando Andrew. Thank you very much for being with us today. android, don't know about you, but I sort of have to pinch myself gently. When I saw the date in the calendar today quite believe another month has slipped by time as being a weirdly malleable thing has over the past few weeks. How things there in London? Has Been just lighten the most insane early summer. That had it everyday is beautiful isn't another stunning day you're right, we. We slipped into lockdown when it was well winter now with edge didn't to well into summer and things are changing goes around the world that you here on this diarrhea when allowed meeting group six people officially, and if you run a car showroom around to open today if you got an outdoor market, even setting bench out to. Stay as well. As things changing but a coast There are many people who feel that that's happened too quickly. Especially, the reopening of schools is an interesting died here in the UK. I'm phenomena. The last time we spoke to you on the program. You'd Hudson. Visitors to your booth boxes SAIGA window. Have you gotten? Any updates whereas not front, unfortunately not, but the only update I have. I was very happy over the weekend. My favorite ice cream shop reopened so i. of course had A. You know a scoop of Pistachio? Lima, my favorites and you know those little things. They make me so happy because I couldn't go there for you know. As Andrew was saying for quite a long time, we started this winter so i. see a little optimism, and that's that's always a good thing to hear as well. Do, you have the scooper to extra on me and under the next time you venture out. Thank you both very much for being here today. Well, let's begin today's program in the United States where signs like this, which began in Minneapolis last week have filled streets in some seventy five cities across the country. Osu, Couch during the weekend in Minneapolis.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You're listening to molecules house view. I'm andrew the toronto. International film festival. All is in the process of kick off and among the attendees is monica. Lls toronto bureau chief. Thomas lewis and thomas joins me now thomas what what have you been seeing or are planning going to see what it's only just begun so i haven't got my sort of popcorn out just yet andrew but i will be doing so over the coming days. It's really kind of a magical time of year here. In toronto the toronto international film festival. I think what the festival itself but also torontonians more broadly woodley think about tiff is thought it really is a sort of festival for the city itself isn't just about the private screenings is just about the red carpet. It's all of those things are great right fun of course but it is about getting bums on seats and going to see films and buying tickets to go and be among the first in the world <hes> quite often to see to see these films. There's a real festive mood in the air and hoping to soak up some of that in the course of the festival over the coming days so most anticipated then would would be what well there are lots of big sort of blockbusters waiting to happen if i can. They shut us this year. I'd say the one that's piqued. My interest. Most is joker. It's getting its north american premiere here. If on monday that of course is the origin tale of one of cinema's compelling villain the joker of batman fame of course andrew that's starring joaquin phoenix and he is getting a lot of sort of oscar talk around this role. It was very well received received in venice and the excitement for that <hes> will be pretty big here in toronto to when it premieres on monday night. I think we can hear a little taste of joker. That's directed by todd fin- now andrew.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"You're listening to the daily on monocle twenty four. Now, the list of countries which have managed to conduct diplomatic rows with Canada is a short one Canada does not generally start fights, nor respond to gratifyingly to provocation when someone else tries it on revenge, not that anyone really does. Because why would you the Philippines has found the reason however recalling its ambassador and other consoles in a row over recycling candidate sends large amounts of rubbish to the Philippines for disposal. But it turns out the wrong kind of rubbish and has been tardy in retrieving, it, the Philippines, combustible president Rodrigo Detaille has threatened to sail personally to Canada and dump it all himself, and on form should probably be taken seriously. I'm joined now by monocle Toronto bureau chief, Thomas Lewis Thomas, as far as it's possible to tell here is Canada, definitely in the wrong has candidates slighted the Philippines in some way. Well, I think it has if you look at an as equivalent example, back at the start of the year, South Korea shipped numbers of containers, also purporting to be full of recycling material to the Philippines. They also found Moore accused of having sent trash effectively that wasn't recyclable and South Korea. Promptly took the ships back apologized and sort of everything went on as it was. I think what's interesting about this story is, and it's interesting to note in your intro, Andrew that, you know candidates is a friendly face largely on the international stage, but it has found itself over the past two or three years in an increasing number of diplomatic spats with lots of different governments around the world from Saudi Arabia to China at now to the Philippines, as well. I think what's interesting is that just intrigued does government in terms of the messaging haven't handled this in the best possible way. And as you say the Philippine President has really gone on the offensive. On several occasions to make this as public an issue on as sort of inflammatory issue. If you like as he possibly can. And I think the withdrawal of the consoles and the embassador from the Philippines to Canada. I think is really a sort of quite a dramatic twist in the tale that the Canadian government wouldn't have been expecting..
Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over trash row
"The list of countries which have managed to conduct diplomatic rows with Canada is a short one Canada does not generally start fights, nor respond to gratifyingly to provocation when someone else tries it on revenge, not that anyone really does. Because why would you the Philippines has found the reason however recalling its ambassador and other consoles in a row over recycling candidate sends large amounts of rubbish to the Philippines for disposal. But it turns out the wrong kind of rubbish and has been tardy in retrieving, it, the Philippines, combustible president Rodrigo Detaille has threatened to sail personally to Canada and dump it all himself, and on form should probably be taken seriously. I'm joined now by monocle Toronto bureau chief, Thomas Lewis Thomas, as far as it's possible to tell here is Canada, definitely in the wrong has candidates slighted the Philippines in some way. Well, I think it has if you look at an as equivalent example, back at the start of the year, South Korea shipped numbers of containers, also purporting to be full of recycling material to the Philippines. They also found Moore accused of having sent trash effectively that wasn't recyclable and South Korea. Promptly took the ships back apologized and sort of everything went on as it was. I think what's interesting about this story is, and it's interesting to note in your intro, Andrew that, you know candidates is a friendly face largely on the international stage, but it has found itself over the past two or three years in an increasing number of diplomatic spats with lots of different governments around the world from Saudi Arabia to China at now to the Philippines, as well. I think what's interesting is that just intrigued does government in terms of the messaging haven't handled this in the best possible way. And as you say the Philippine President has really gone on the offensive. On several occasions to make this as public an issue on as sort of inflammatory issue. If you like as he possibly can. And I think the withdrawal of the consoles and the embassador from the Philippines to Canada. I think is really a sort of quite a dramatic twist in the tale that the Canadian government wouldn't have been expecting.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Justin, Trudeau delivered his final budget before Canada's next election on the cloud. His currently embroiled in a scandal over whether a Canadian firm avoided prosecution for food because of pressure from his office. It's been the first really dangerous challenge to prime minister, his reputation is one of cutting child poverty and deftly handling Donald Trump in the NAFTA negotiations well to tell us more joined on the line by Toronto bureau chief Thomas Lewis, very WalMart. Markham back Thomas at tells a little bit about what the main takeaways from the budget all. Well, this is always going to be a budget of consequence in many ways. Emma, Bill more. No, the finance minister. That was a lot of pressure on him leading up today's announcements. And I think what really was required from the government. He today was as you say a big ticket headline grabbing initiative really in the budget for the five years to come. That would really try and shake some of the shadows. If you like of this scandal that really has become the only talking point in town for Justin Trudeau government over the past two months, or so I suppose the things that come close to those big ticket announcements really target key voting areas. So predominantly those who are younger people who voting in the election in October. Those who are seniors also skilled workers to those Aridi the three key areas that Bill more no seem to be targeting today. The initiative this seems to be getting most. Action here at the moment. At least given this is all being on a licensed digested still on the Canadian news networks is this initiative to boost first time home by ship in Canada, the price of living in many of its major cities has really become a millstone on a political hot potato for governments across the country. And what the government of announce they will do today is that they will contribute around ten percent of the value of a mortgage to someone who earns either one hundred twenty thousand Canadian dollars or less that's around one hundred thousand that's ninety thousand dollars excuse me. If my conversion on the spot is correct, but they will promise to give financial support to people who are looking for their first ever mortgage. And I think that will be a very enticing prospect, lots of younger voters who voted for Trudeau's liberal government in droves last time around. So that's really I think where the government. Is trying to stake. It's political chips. If you like in this very consequential election year in so many ways, it's a dream budget is going to give money to millennials the elderly people who are skilled people who are unskilled indigenous members of the Canadian population, and then people who want to buy a house, what a wonderful wonderful budget. That was be. How's he going to afford it? Well, it's you tap into rather potent sort of thread that is just in Judea excuse me, opponents of traits pin on him ever since he was running for election back before the twenty fifteen vote he staked his party's claim at that time at a time. When the economy was doing well, but the world economy was still really sort of feeling the effects of the global financial downturn of two thousand eight two thousand nine onwards, and they were ridiculed by their opponents during the campaign in twenty fifty four pledging to spend in order to grow..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Talk Nerdy
"And Gemini, and that another in for the rest of the world because in Europe, they approach to vitamins and taking vitamins is different in some key ways. And they wanted us to go into more about why different that's harshly appropriate to the rest of the world. So we have to version, but for the most on really on really attempt to make Persians that globally relevant to everyone. Because really every film making is fundamentally about an epic story. Our time I only tight on stories of polarization. They're the ones that interest me. You know, I'm interested in the big stories where people disagree. So we have climate change. We have back seines. We have your Raynham to the dry style. We have vitamins. Now with doing Mayes and engineering. We have another one about facts. So, you know, I'm very interested in sending my time in the time of my company on investigating investing Thomas Lewis's into trying to figure out how can we contribute to the conversations? They're from our point of view, this up -solutely not making a film with us to the class. You'd say hang on this. Somebody comes. Vitamins, certainly are. But what I went looking for was there also films pro vitamins, and there are lots of films that anti-violence and the more sign sin formed was on. It's literally were the more likely you were to say, although, you know, getting expensive your and the other extreme Cosa people who think I can SoHo SoHo enough into it. But I find any films that went in the middle in just exploded. Once the history of Icenhower. We discover them what these kills how they work. What's the chemistry behind them was the thinking behind them, which ones do we do we need them? What happens when you trying to the bills? How do you turn them into pills where those? Visibility most pills. I wanted to ask a whole set of questions. I couldn't find the answers to easily out there. And I also wanted to bring a sign to accessibility to it. So that we only go with the evidence takes us. But at the same time, we explore some of the nonsense cold sense nonsense. But I'm deeply interested in issues about polarizing science, whereas conflict disagreement because that's where I think perhaps film can have some use. Absolutely. I mean, that's why I'm so interested in your films. I mean, I think that oftentimes, you know, I'll be spending time with my friends, and we'll talk about new science programming, and they'll say Energywatch this new series. Or did you see this documentary? And the response quite often is like, yeah, it's not really for me. And I think that this is a struggle that people who are really. I don't know if I don't wanna use the word entrenched because I don't think that's appropriate. But but people who spend a lot of their time reading science articles and sharing science stories, and you know, who work as as communicators like myself like you sometimes when we watched science programming kind of lost on us like we're not the right audience for it. But I do love good documentary that explores the human relationship with science and culture, and how those things intersect as well as sort of the controversy that exists and I love documentary that fairly gets into the minds of the individuals who are struggling with that controversy and doesn't just denigrate them or put them down. Sometimes I think that's the easy kind of cheap way out and in the scientific skeptical community, which I am proud part of. I think we've far too often lean on the those people are stupid or those people just don't understand their ignorant. We just need to give them more information. But the truth is there are so many reasons that people. Take vitamins, and sometimes good reasons are so many reasons that people don't vaccinate their children, you know. And most of those aren't good reasons. But sometimes they are exploring that I think is important. Yeah. I do think one of the key things may is cross the divide actually committed communicating science. Our job is to cross the divide this to the people who don't agree with us. We cannot throw up our hands and just walk away discuss person onto that it's a waste of taxpayer money that goes into my films and time and energy..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"But at the moment, we're not saying that we'll have to see why are, you know, come January when oversee the house and the Senate reset whether that does come to the fore. But at the moment, we have Chuck Schumer men Nancy Pelosi United fronts trying to take on Donald Trump. Let's not forget all the buzz that was behind better a role as well. We've only got a couple of seconds left. But are either of you willing to predict whether we'll see you in the presidential run from Iraq? Oh, gosh. Ed, you open more qualified from this. I just don't I don't know. I think it's sort of to politics is to mercury in the United States at the moment sort of make any sort of standing predictions. I think I think you have to look at the way the Democrats are gonna approach kind of, you know, whoever they put up, you know, Hillary Clinton, for example, she began the twenty six. Campaign as the most popular political figure in the US. She is still now for many the most revile political figure in the US. So I think whoever the Democrats put up they are going to faith that same challenge whoever. They are. Yeah. I'd say the in US politics hours, a long time at the moment. So God knows what will happen. I would say one thing that there is definitely no leading candidate at the moment. So anything could happen. But I think he is charismatic. He's called the sort of Texan Barrack Obama, which is kind of annoying. But. I think that you know, he did lose a Senate race in Texas. He lost. So I don't know if that's going to work in his favor. But I also think that anything could happen. And you know, the Democrats need a charismatic front runner. It could be him by the fact that he lost his problematic or I'll throw my hat in the ring. I think he'll give it a shot, but will have to leave it there ED's. Doug Thomas Lewis. Thanks both for joining us..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"It's a quarter past the hour here on the briefing. Now, if you thought Brexit was chaotic well, spare a thought for those at work in the Oval Office. President Trump held a meeting yesterday with senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer unsurprisingly sparks flew. Well, I'm joined now by monocle Thomas Lewis and Ed Stoker, Ed. Well, maybe bring us up to date. I where are we at today because it does seem that a couple of hours is a long time in politics nowadays. Yeah. I mean oversee it's still pretty early in the US at the moment as you mentioned yesterday's meeting in this new sort of cozy era of bipartisanship or not as the case seems to be, you know, Donald Trump of how many reaching out to the leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, and of course, the leader in what will be a democratic majority come January in the house of representatives, the leader Nancy Pelosi, you know, seemed to be a chance for them to sort of try and what? Together. But one could argue that the Trump's personality got the better of him. And he ended up sort of speaking out and saying that he wouldn't be afraid to shut down the government in order to try and push through funding. All if basically the Democrats wouldn't give into his demands for a lot of money for his his funding of the war. He would shut down the government in price test, which you know, arguably is him really shooting himself in the foot because instead of looking for a full person for the shutdown. He he basically heaped as well the blame on himself. So we'll have to see what the repercussions all that later today. Donald Trump speaking off the top of his head that seems very unlikely about Thomas d think perhaps he misspoke there, do you think perhaps he just wasn't understanding the gravity of what he was actually saying. Well, it's kind of the only tactic the president has radio. I think when he's in a coma. When he has to sort of think about an issue, and sort of give us sort of response that can fool fully deals with each of the points in those issues. I think quite frequently. We see him sort of lashing out to a sort of finding a full guy somewhere not seems to be the kind of strategy. He took yesterday. And I think what is interesting about this is that after the midterm elections in November eight appeared that it was Donald Trump himself who is reaching out to say Nancy Pelosi. He was speaking about her in very favorable terms, saying, what is sort of stop lashed, and you know, sort of solely kind of political figures she'd be in so many ways for so many years. And so I guess, you know, this meeting yesterday with another sort of, you know, coming to fruition of that kind of sentiment. I'm I suppose we were also defaulting breath slightly because, you know, something about sort of bipartisanship has really saluted the Republicans generally and Donald Trump himself again because I think that requires kind of thought that requires kind of an understanding of the issues something that the president. That seems not to release of have cats that much about really in favor of kind of the more inflammatory things that that kind of whip up kind of the the people who vote for him. So I think this is kind of just slightly the same oh patent that we've seen from the president. So far I wanted to pick up on one kind of interesting point about Nancy Pelosi. And you know, you were saying that told him he sort of praised as leader before. I mean one suggestion. I don't know if it's true or not is that he's doing that on purpose. This may a lot too much pre thinking to Donald Trump. But there's this Jessen that he finds a useful in the sense that often she is tied to sort of Californian liberal coastal late. And and so having her as you know, in the house is an easy bogey person ahead of the twenty twenty election. And so in a way, I don't know if he's trying to keep his enemies close in a certain sense. You know, having Nancy Pelosi around sort of place to the base place to this idea of liberal coastal elites disconnected from the reality of the country. So maybe it's actually good for him..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"That we have now and that actually having a world international stage to showcase the kind of nation. Canada has become of course, it hosted the Winter Olympics back in twenty ten in Vancouver. Again, another national event that is still thought of in pretty favorable terms nationally that actually this kind of event is really quite unique one in terms of getting the nation around a rallying point and to showcase really sort of the best of a city like Calgary that really has changed very dramatically since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight when it last hosted the games. So I think things are tightening for sure I think a lot of the concerns coming from the no campaign to our about the IOC itself. Of course, there have been many sort of major scandals about how certain games were awarded. But I think what they aren't alluding to in Calgary is that there have according to the in a lot of reforms taking place since those scandals that. Are meant to open up the sort of bidding process. So that cities aren't just funneling millions of dollars into the part. When actually there's no guarantee that they will win. I would say that is still conversation happening within the we saw, of course, that this summer Olympics in twenty twenty four and twenty twenty eight which have gone to Paris and L A, respectively that was a direct counter, I think is fair to say to this kind of growing unease about the financial burden that many potential candidates cities have found themselves in ultimately been floated by public opinion, you'll have concerns about those things in the past. So, you know, this bid for the twenty twenty six games is taking place at a time of sort of, you know, reforms within the sort of figuring out how sustainable the bidding processes has been you know, how sustainable that process is. And I think having a referendum in Calgary might be seen by those who looking at those reforms as kind, of course, a positive component actually in kind of how a city response. Bids for a huge international event. Like this in Dade will keep our eyes on the results. And how it all turns out Thomas Lewis in Toronto. Thank you for joining us. You're listening to the briefing..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Welcome to today's monocle daily. So the talks came down to the wire, but the US, Canada and Mexico have finally agreed replacement for NAFTA. In theory, this hands a big win to Donald Trump, who've made revising the trade agreement, a key election pledge, but getting that agreement is only the first aid you getting a new deal in place, the talks longer and tougher. The many people had expected in just a moment. We'll hear from a former Canadian far minister who's distinctly unimpressed with his country's performance. But first this for Monaco's Toronto bureau, chief Thomas Lewis. Last night, Canada reached an agreement in principle with the United States and Mexico on a modern. For midnight, deadline, negotiators have signed onto a rewritten, North American Free trade agreements, candidate honored to announce that we have successfully completed negotiations on a brand new deal to terminate and replace NAFTA. When the news broke late on Sunday evening, fats Canada, and the United States had at last reached an agreement on revising the North American Free trade agreement which has been going on for about a year now and has been far more of a headache. I think it's fair to say than Donald Trump US president anticipated. It would be we're very unhappy with the negotiations and the negotiating style of Canada. We don't like their Representative very much, not a headache has largely come from the Canadian side of the negotiating table which has been headed up by Canada's foreign minister, Christie a- Freeland. Freelance and her team have really sort of dug in their heels and have been very entrenched throughout this process on many of the areas that the US wanted some leeway because self respect is the key to respect for others. I think that was a cause of some greater attention from the United States side of things who are kind of taken by surprise. I think that Canada would stunned so firmly on so many issues, I think, given that sense, and I think given the sense for many Canadians that the Canadian side really has been fighting pretty hard during this process and hasn't really rolled over on much a tall, even in the face of some pretty extensive pressure from the US negotiating side. We show determination and also flexibility and we would remain United and ultimately we demerge stronger. I think that is now this kind of sense of questioning. Therefore, kind of what exactly has candidate conceded, I'm whereas the United States potentially one. Well, we can see one area clearly is the Canadian dairy industry, which is one of the most protected sectors in the country. The has been some flexibility now sort of built into that, whereas the US will now get access which wanted all along given that it dumps a huge amount of dairy products of its own every year. So he wanted access to the Canadian market to to sell its dairy products. There we have seen agreement in the carmaking sectors and also in another area where Canada really wasn't giving any leeway at all. That's in dispute resolution. Today's agreement fully upholds the impartial dispute resolution of chapter nineteen of the original NAFTA. That means that if one party in this agreement doesn't follow the rules in the eyes of what of the other party. Tease than an international body can affectively be brought in to mediate the US did not want that to happen. The Canadians, we're very firm in maintaining that from the old enough to agreement, and they seem to have one on that score. There are some concerns being raised in some corners of the country here in Canada, at least about what the details and in reality what a lot of these changes might mean. But actually was quite extraordinary about this at the moment, at least is that that does genuinely seem to be fairly up, beat assessment of what Canada has achieved here in what looked like a fairly grueling and sort of hopeless time situation. In terms of finding common ground between the US and Canada. It's an agreement that when enacted will be good for Canadian workers, good for Canadian business and good for Canadian families. Even though it is a bit of a landmark moment for the relation. Ship between the three countries really is far from over. That's Monaco's Toronto bureau. Chief. Thomas Lewis on the NAFTA agreement was signed up to just a few hours before that deadline who Peter McKay is a former Canadian foreign minister and is on the line..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Even if say, if you're submarines very static place when the rescue, what was your thinking behind that? What was the kind of we trying to play explicitly with ideas at the expensive see, but it was the claustrophobia situation politically in real real time. Well, we're changing the format and we are playing with the expense of the sea in the claustrophobic sense of submarine. But what I also was playing with time the stories essentially about running out of time, and there's a way where you can feel that in every moment if you extend time this particularly one scene where all heroes a swimming and have to go to swim through campa. To get oxygen cartridges and get it back to survive in where where I felt the time was so important that we have to stay with them and never do any thoughts. And with the constantly throughout the film, we were aware of the clock ticking and how long one second can feel and how short one hour can feel this. And I think that seem Tiki with wisdom. Bearable to watch in the sense of tie view was just it was crippling really couldn't believe this is filming in that creating what were the challenges of doing it in one with house it of how cats. Well magician, I'm not going to reveal my little tricks, but it was very difficult and time consuming, and it took a lot of training from the actress and the dock, haired guy. He's a trained free diver and can hold his breath for for more than three minutes into water. But obviously we needed a bit of help from the digital world as well. In terms of portraying a very pivotal chapter of Russia's recent history in English, this challenges that we think did you this very international cows that you have to sort of help instead of conveying this in English language in Russia? Well, this was the main challenge of this movie. We have to make a movie about Russian people and they have to speak English side to be rushing. It has, it needs a distribution and by the way they're going to double his Russian anyway in Russia. So we decided to go for sort of a central European accent. But first and foremost, and most importantly, I felt it was I took a challenge. I said, okay, if we take the step, we have to make even more truthful. And the way they interact in the way they reveal themselves as carriages and human beings. It really has to breath to overcome this giants. That that this, you talked about the politics. This story in it's a political story that you won't be the film to be a political world. I'm mainly trying to make movie about humanity. I find that more interesting and more universal than about the political landscaping year two thousand Thomas Lewis talking that Thomas of Interbike the Toronto international film festival in just a moment. Take a look at some of the top stories across Australia..
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"It has become meaningful you asked whether the fact that you'll buildings are all in india that you hadn't built elsewhere whether that was important to you and you're on a very clear yes explain that a little bit of yours there is so much to do either own country is not a small place it's a continent lies bach relation and a billion people so billion people with billion aspirations so if when wants to do work you don't need to go out the market is full of people and their aspirations and each region as different characters take so if i want to work in india i have innumerable choices if i go to south i see a very different world if i go to north northeast best another word so you have that kind of choice not traveling much and second thing is because we are not technologically highly technical the regional carrot sticks can be expressed through local things and that gives me as satisfaction that i have done something which will appear rooted to the place and i think that routine is very important for me that he doesn't look like an outside it should give a sense of timelessness and that is what i am interested in that if you go to a place in india and will you go to the desert and you see mud houses and beautifully down if i have to building there it should much with it and that is quite different from metro police so choices i have many abortion it is our many so i don't need to go out that was bell krishna doshi the winner of this year's pritzker architecture prize speaking to monaco's thomas lewis it can catch the entire interview on our wiki design show monocle undesired which premiered today at nineteen hundred london tied.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You're listening to midori house first broadcast on the eighth of june two thousand eighteen on monocle twenty four hello and welcome to madari house coming to you live from studio while here in london i'm andrew muller on today show i don't like this rachel why are horror films having a rene saenz my guests augusta match larry milkin chug leeann and thomas lewis will be discussing this and the day's other top stories including donald trump's upcoming international out breach marathon from the g seven in quebec to kim jong hoon in singapore and madari houses rigorously thorough and brilliantly well informed willed cup preview that's all coming up on madari house on monocle twenty four right now and welcome to the show my guest today monaco's augusta in much larry and and chug leeann will also joined live from the g seven summit in canada by toronto bureau chief thomas lewis welcome all and us president donald trump has left washington dc be nas to finish that sentence they wouldn't it but full what promises to be an eventful few days of international summitry on tuesday he's due to meet north korean leader and sworn enemy of the united states kim jong un in singapore although as things stand that may come as a relief after meeting with america's theoretical allies at the g seven summit in quebec in recent weeks trump has irritated and or alienated all present by launching a series of baffling trade wars withdrawing from a hard one nuclear agreement with iran and kept it off as he embarked by suggesting that russia should be readmitted to what used to be called the g eight but at the rate he's going may end up being called the g six thomas.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Has also affected dance to the tune of a foreign government israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is facing acute political pressures domestically can take much of the credit for trump's decision along with trump's knee roster of advisors including the hawkish john bolton the israeli pm has secured a major rhetorical victory here the most troubling aspect of all of this is that president trump does not appear to have learned from his own track record in office so far where his reaction re policy pronouncements have caused so much timeouts in so many areas at the end of president trump's statement at the white house journalist asked him as he signed the presidential decoration bringing his intentions on iran into force how does this make america safer the tightening of the president's facial expression in response revealed i think that he really doesn't know the answer thank you very much this will make the reality is that despite his assertion to the contrary it has made the country he governs and the region he claimed to be trying to strengthen far more precarious than it was a week ago there has been enough suffering death and destruction let it end now thank you god bless you thank you for monaco i'm thomas lewis listening to that was season lynch the washington correspondent for the irish times a very warm welcome to monocle twenty four season at that last point where he's asked how is this going to make america safer renders the president dumbfounded what does that say about the amount of thought that's being given to this decision.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"And then back into a station and the idea here is maybe in the old days you'd hear like a whistle the idea is that if you understand what i'm imagining hopefully you can imagine that too it's all very familiar things to you is the sound of delays and over price tickets on southern route i know that feeling well i live in brighton poppy ackroyd there before that marina baranova celebrating piano day you're listening to the daily with me andrew molo monocle twentyfour stay tuned now this week's edition of the menu takes us to toronto and for anyone who works in the city's downtown core dining options can be somewhat meagre the options usually span high end white tablecloth eateries or the utilize canteens of the food hole in downtown toronto one of the city's newest dining rooms is trying to up end that template in the form of the assembly shifts whole monica bureau chief in toronto thomas lewis reports it's a weekday afternoon in time time to run and one of the city's newest dining rooms is humming with the post lunch rush assembly chefs hall tucked into the ground floor of one of the myriad talla blocks in toronto's financial district is a departure from the other dining options in this part of the city.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You are back with me dory house with me and molester would be arkia ramallah danube h and thomas lewis and let's look at the uk specifically at seoul's brie worry story that started out pretty we it has somehow succeeded in getting even stranger while former russian intelligence officer sergei screed paul and his daughter yulia recover from powered attempted poisoning twenty one of the people were also injured more than one hundred eighty british troops have been deployed to seoul's mostly specialists in decontamination and chemical warfare digging also appears to be occurring at the salisbury cemetry where colonel scruples wife and son have been buried in the last couple of years daniel festival how clear an understanding do we actually have of what on earth has occurred here i think there is a good understanding of what happened to these people will the british government establishment police let us know i'm not so certain um they came out and said this was a this is a nerve agent in clearly what that implies is it's it's not exactly easy to get your hands on this type of things and forward to have on on british soil is quite extreme an odd as you say but will we will we get a better understanding other than i mean the the general go to these days seems to be just like oh we can we can blame russia because russia must bennett must have been involved in hacking or during this or poisoning people seems a reasonable beijing fans.
"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"In the past the way the new jersey in virginia elections have gone haven't been sort of a perfect predictor of the way the house of representatives elections go the next year of that said democrats are feeling extremely bullish this morning uh one thing that really makes them feel even more bullish is their performance in a lot of down ballot races so these are races for uh state legislature races for county offices in places like pennsylvania and new jersey he's are often very small actions but in a lot of them democrats really came out big and so they think they have just have a lot of political energy that's going to help them win in a lot of these places the other reason they feel strong is that north i'm really ran up the score in the suburbs of virginia and that's where a lot of the house races that they're targeting our there in suburbs around big cities throughout america uh that have traditionally been republican traditionally suburbs are the backbone of the republican party but those places of slowly becoming democratic and with trump's election have become democratic even more rapidly so they think that's a really good place for them to pick off uh some more how seats this is giving vienna and monaco's ed stuck in thank you for joining us on the medical daily bones it's time now for toll stories a weekly feature by the team behind the urban is this week we had to california's most famous hilly city to explore vajpayee particular weather phenomenon it comes out of nowhere descends rapidly chills and isolates it's the fog in san francisco but too many it's is more inspiring than inconvenient some of you it is a beloved part of the city's fabric as earn thomas lewis found out.