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What Happened in Afghanistan?

Sky News Daily

01:43 min | 3 months ago

What Happened in Afghanistan?

"Across sky news on television mobile and our social channels. We've been reporting on the developments in afghanistan with was the fifteenth. Today that seemed to take some by surprise it led to questions about what the past twenty years has all been four following britain america and its allies presence in the country as the situation continues to develop. We wanted to examine the shifts in the geopolitical landscape since the shocking fall of kabul. I'm deborah hanes foreign affairs editor at sky knees. I'm never last some the ship producer. India reporter based in delhi almost exactly twenty years ago. Nine eleven the upshot from that. Just give us a a kind of really potted history of that evolution of the mission to afghanistan like you said. The invasion of afghanistan was to oust al qaeda and the taliban regime that had harboured the group on their soil and that was achieved in terms of the collapse of the training camps and the collapse of the taliban regime very quickly. And then you had a american british other. Nato troops on the ground and the mission started to evolve into one where they tried to set up and stabilize a government and bring democracy to the country. But that's a huge effort and well. They should have been completely focused on that effort. The war in iraq began was launched. The choice was made by the us to go into iraq on the futile hunt for weapons of mass destruction and that was a mission that the u k under tony blair as prime minister supported

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"tony blair" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:31 min | 3 months ago

"tony blair" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm nora raum former british prime minister. Tony blair is blasting the us lead withdrawal from afghanistan as imbecilic. He was an office when the uk deployed troops to afghanistan after nine eleven and says the move jeopardizes everything achieved since then teri schultz reports former prime minister blair supported the british deployment in afghanistan in two thousand one. But he says leaving. The country now is tragic. Dangerous and unnecessary. He said on sky news that allowing the taliban to take back. Control is neither in afghanistan's interest nor the world's they will give protection and sucker to al qaida. You've got isis already. In the country trying to operate at the same time and the only people really cheering this decision of the people. Hostile to western interests. Lair says the trump administration's decision to withdraw completely was driven by politics and not strategy and he criticizes president biden for following it. He says britain must stay in afghanistan until everyone who needs evacuating is out for npr news. I'm teri schultz. in brussels. president biden says the evacuation at kabul airport accelerated this weekend and the us is committed to removing all us citizens and at risk afghans in an address from the white house. Saturday he said any american wants to get home will get home. Four days after testing positive for the corona virus. Texas governor greg. Abbott says he's now tested negative. Texas public radio's jerry. Clayton has more. Abbott made the announcement saturday evening on his twitter account..

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Tony Blair, Who Led U.K. Into Afghanistan, Criticizes the Pullout

First Day

00:21 sec | 3 months ago

Tony Blair, Who Led U.K. Into Afghanistan, Criticizes the Pullout

"Leaders. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who sent troops to Afghanistan after the 9 11 attacks, says the U. S decision to withdraw from the country has every jihadist group around the world cheering. Rough waves are crashing along the coastline in the northeast. As tropical storm on re unleashes wind and rain National Hurricane

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"tony blair" Discussed on X96

X96

06:23 min | 7 months ago

"tony blair" Discussed on X96

"We have boner candidate number one. Tony Blair, No 20 Player discharge Prime Minister of England. Hey! He said, apparently, hey, wasn't gonna lock the country down again, no matter what, Let the bodies pile high, he said. Boner candidate number two. Excuse me, Tony. It's Dr Rosario, A a woman testifying at a council meeting in North Carolina, South Carolina, one of the Carolinas. And in the end, the council man was so disrespectful to her. She kept saying. Excuse me, But I'm a doctor. Would you call me Dr Rosario? Well, okay, Mrs Rosario. He just kept going on like that. He did get his just desserts, however, and was fired. Good. And Boehner, candidate number 31 Grand slam was just not enough intruders breaking into the same Denny's twice in one night. Make themselves I'm assuming a grand slam to Grand Slam breakfasts each Mary, one of owner T shirt. And the winner by just five votes was Boner. Candidate number two. Excuse me, Tony. It's Dr Rosario. Okay, That's your winner of round two. Now goes forward to Boehner Fight Might be boner of the day depends on how well it does against the winner of around one you'll find out and you'll vote. 9 20 this morning. That's when Boehner fight happens. Go ahead and get that case. Following is a sponsored feature. What I meant to do was there we go. Hi, Mark. Stuart, are you there? I'm here. Yeah. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Mark. You sound like you're driving or you distracted driving. I hope not. Good heavens. Mark. Mark, Are you driving me? Yes. Are you driving? Maybe, but the core. I'm hands free. Okay, Well, this is where this is Marcus with the advocates. And I just think it's ironic that we were going to talk about distracted driving today and awareness of cyclists and pedestrians and all of that kind of stuff because it is a serious problem. You feel confident? Big problem? You feel confident, though you feel very confident. Okay? I'm okay. Yeah, Like I said, if you're the rule that we always tell people that you're going to talk on your phone, make sure that it's Cordless. I mean, why not Cordless, but it's Bluetooth when you're driving. Yeah, and and generally for Ah, brief conversation as as this one will be your You're okay the while you're driving. How many calls do you think the advocates get a month from accidents that have involved Distracted driving. Oh, I would say the majority of the accidents today are Somehow by distraction, and I would say 80% of those air cell phone related, But most of the time, it's not necessarily talking. It's usually people looking down, texting. Is talking, even if they have it in their hand. They're usually looking forward so they can kind of see what's going on in there a little bit more cognizant of the dangers around them, but the biggest issue we see his people texting and driving. You know, another way of I just I can't understand how people eat in the car. You know, While they're driving, driving around eating to me, that's really a distraction. Right or shaving. I feel lot of people when I'm driving to work. Really? Oh, my God, like electric one like one of those electric shaver. Yeah. No, Gina lathered up that Zach got a bowl of water. You know, Although I all kinds of crazy, crazy stuff happens of people doing things in the car. They shouldn't be doing right Mark. That's right. Well, if you so if you get hurt in an accident involving A distracted driver. I think the very first thing you should do after the police leave the scene is called the advocates. What's that mark? I'm parked. OK, good. Good. Oh, good. Feel better now, Um, a mark. I saw just this is just off the wall. But I saw the advocates TV commercial. Yesterday, I think and it's this was this. It was this attorney for the advocates out hiking. And then he gets a call. He gets a call, and and it's a client and the advocates. You guys will take you guys take calls, no matter what, right. Yeah, we take calls 24 7. So a lot of people joke around his friends of mine or something will be with me and I'll get a phone call on my cell phone and I take it and step away. And they say, Hey, it's exactly like your guys is commercial s. Oh, wait. You We do take calls, even on vacation. The attorneys have taken calls all over the state, Some people even outside of the country. Um yeah, We're always available so that advocate in that commercial was really good looking, and I thought I thought I'll bet that's about that's Mark Stuart and his name, but he was really good. I know I'm the attorney that they have do all the radio the advocates is. Look if you've been hurt in an accident, distracted driving It doesn't matter whether the attorneys for the advocate throughout hiking or on you know, in other parts of the state, they'll still take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Mark anything you want to add to this before we say goodbye. Yeah, I would just say we're getting into the summer season, which is known as the 100 deadliest days of summer and Utah on.

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"tony blair" Discussed on Pop Culture Gamers

Pop Culture Gamers

04:15 min | 8 months ago

"tony blair" Discussed on Pop Culture Gamers

"You're also not connected to where you on to really in in the real world outside if you'll feel world and that's authentic that's Situation i competing at moment. If i'm in my house on my which doesn't happen huge amount than it's possible. Some soccer say but that doesn't really happen much. I think where the might work in the future as like a very old next generation episode of star trek the game where the put the seagull. Your prize got taken over at wesley app to say that they're dribble that one. Yeah i think when you get something that you can put on. The slight of your face doesn't offer go over your eyes. Spain's the information strip aid have you don't have to move it. Saw thought controlled that saw via when we get to that point in the future i think might be a innovation that people will take yet possibly but i think gets it is the disconnection for me. That is ruining on some of them. Have now you can flick it to your external camera on you. Hopefully screen smell. I'm which is a good idea but it. Yeah especially if you're wearing if in seoul headphones as well you just lately shops offering need to maybe go to a designated places on they were talking about setting them up in shopping malls and stuff. Wade will my suck up. Version of games. Arcade via would would thrive more than. It is a moment with the kovocs situation which headset objects. Somebody's sweat at difficult. Yeah okay let's Got jason question. Ed he's With the end of lockdown on the horizon what gate related things were excited about do divorced. I doubt i'll be able to go. Comey club this year. We might be able to if the whales while because it said no amber editor year. Maybe ever made up there. But i'm really cared to get back to the cinema. And the retro gaming shops have avoided so about yourself. I will definitely think ajax on if that's if that's on this year that's usually in september so if if that's home than i will walmart certainly try and get tickets to that would say at least one day anyway What else yeah shops. Just twit it just not haven't been to shop seora going out for something to eat. Cinema are the items that she say when you were talking about three day that my main experience three d. movies a voice being in soon amok sore title in three d. in similar pretty To sell but yeah just taught Elements of normal normal life athlete for me a a excuse me. I have a baby for over a year. It's the longest life. Since the first time i ever went to this over the age of fall the i have not been to the cinema because i well when i was twenty eight. You know that was a friday night. Least midnight showed a senator at half the eighth. Each state paid may be the only ask for a private screening. We were ready to offline somebody else would walk in subtypes and i want somebody. Bay is abuse. That was eight. We would really hats off so we sat behind him. Cada i remember When the the first two pit bulls in the movie. James bond movie goldeneye when that on released a over released weekend. I went to see a my mind. Who's at university of manchester time and we went to remember that which similar is but it was in..

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"Vaccine Passports" Spark Debate and Division

Monocle 24: Midori House

01:39 min | 8 months ago

"Vaccine Passports" Spark Debate and Division

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

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Tony Blair Wades Into Vaccine Passports Debate

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:43 min | 10 months ago

Tony Blair Wades Into Vaccine Passports Debate

"You've mentioned or the. The institute is also talked about favoring a vaccine passports and you know this is one thing that of course international travel will not continue for quite some time. It's something that it feels like. Has divided actually not just the uk but also europe for that matter with the idea of quarantines quarantine hotels. Why do you think vaccine passports are a good idea. And do you expect them to be taken up. I whether eucalyptus certificates pasta oughta validation. What would it be call it. It just seems to be inevitable. The countries will will want to know your disease status before you enter. And they're already demanding today. Dr respect to testing so many countries you can't get into outta We know the vaccination reduces transmission and reduces the likelihood of people getting the disease severity considerably. It seems to be obvious that countries hit for executive at Tourist industry of the tourists will wall today. Oh what's the disease status while the vaccination status of the people about sharon town with sharon restaurant way. So i think this is. This is my point to civilization. it will put in place of proper system. Now don't let a patchwork of different systems different processes validation topsy-turvy because you just find a lot of complexity in a lot of confusion

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What Biden's America could look like

The Economist: Editor's Picks

11:22 min | 1 year ago

What Biden's America could look like

"In much of the world and nowhere more. So than among america's allies joe biden's victory has come as a great relief under his presidency. There will be no more bullying and threats to leave. Nato america will stop treating the european union as a photo on trade or its own forces stationed in south korea as a protection racket in place of donald. Trump's wrecking bowl. Mr biden will offer an outstretched hand working over simply on global crises. From kuroda to climate change under mr trump america's favorability ratings in many allied countries sank to new lows. Mr biden promises to make america a beacon again a champion of lofty values and the defender of human rights leading as he puts it in his acceptance speech not only by the example of our pa but by the power of our example allies are central to mr biden's vision he rightly sees them as a multiplier of american influence tuning a country with a quarter of global. Gdp into a force with more than double that he is also a multilateral by instinct on his first day in office he will rejoin the paris agreement on climate change which america formerly left on november the fourth unlike mr trump. He believes it is better to lead the world health organization than to leave it. He will reinvigorate arms control a priority being to ensure order new. Start the last remaining. Nuclear pact with russia is extended beyond february the fifth he would like to rejoin the nuclear deal with iran that mr trump dumped if he can persuade the iranians to go back into compliance inevitably. America's friends have a long list of things they hope it will do as it reimburses global leadership the demand stretch from places and organizations. Mr trump has abused such as the un and allies like germany. Two parts of the world. He has ignored such as much of africa. And it will not be smooth traveling not all countries in our style jake for a return to obama era politics when america lead from behind and blood. It's red lines. Several countries on nato's front line with russia like the way defenses. Have been beefed up under mr trump and asian allies like how mr trump has confronted. China talked a free and open indo pacific and worked on the cloud with australia india and japan. Mr biden needs to prove that he will not turn soft. His priorities will be to quell virus and improve the economy on both counts. He can count on little support and much pushback. If the senate is under republican control as is likely such troubles at home have probably also exacerbated. The country's reluctance to take on more foreign burdens. Who can be sure that world-weary jacksonians will come galloping. Back in twenty twenty four. Perhaps even with mr trump in the saddle so rather than pile demand upon needed demand. America's allies should go out of their way to show that they have learned to pull their weight. Nato partners for example should not relax defense spending just because mr trump is no longer bullying them. Germany should pay heed to french. Average to build european defense capacity. there is scope to do so without undermining nato europeans could lend a big hand to france in these suheil in asia. The quad could keep deepening naval and other cooperation. Japan and south korea should restrain their feuding taiwan or to make a more serious contribution to its own defense. I should also work with america to repair the international order. They can support efforts to resist chinese or russian rule. Bending many countries will want to join mr biden's efforts at concerted carbon cutting mr biden will face a world full of problems but he will also start with strengths. Thanks to mr trump. He has sanctions on adversaries including iran and venezuela that he can use as chips and among friends he can seek to convert relief at renewed american engagement into stronger. Burden-sharing is allies would be wise to answer that call with enthusiasm. Finally how princess diana shaped british politics netflix's flagship series. The crown has done a fine job of telling the story of postwar britain through the prism of the monarchy. The previous series nephew is in the mid nineteen seventies mired in the miners strike and the three day week new one which began streaming on november fifteenth. Introduces us to two women. Who were destined to change the country in profound ways margaret thatcher and lady diana spencer lady thatcher made it clear from the first but she was in the business of changing the nation. They design a spencer was a bird of a very different feather. Shy girl who had failed all her o levels twice and had no interest in politics she was brought onto the national stage for the soaker of producing mail as to the throne yet. The country is still living with her political legacy as surely as it is with lady. Thatcher's princess diana's genius was to mix two of the most profound forces of modern politics emotion and anti elitism into a powerful populist cocktail. She was one of the modern masters of the politics of emotion. Feeling the people's pain just as they felt hers. She repeatedly outmaneuvered prince. Charles during long war of the wales's because she was willing to bare her soul in public interview with martin bashir of the bbc in november. Nineteen ninety-five is now the focus of controversy as her brother earl. Spencer claims that it was obtained under false pretenses using forged documents. Whatever the reason for it. The interview was a masterclass in emotional manipulation at one pivotal moment. Princess diana acknowledged that she would never be queen but hope that she would be queen of people's hearts. The princess used her mastery of the politics of feeling to turn himself into a champion of the people against the powerful. The people's princess in tony blair's raise she patronized charities that helped marginalized folks such as hiv patients and kept company with pop stars and celebrities rather than with the usual royal wax. Books the most memorable music at her funeral was not an historic him. But a song by elton john adapted for herbert originally written about another icon. Turn victim marilyn monroe. Anti elitism was directed. Not at the monarchy's wells. She happily lived in kensington palace and received a seventeen million pound. That's twenty three million dollar divorce. Settlement plus four hundred thousand pounds a year but added stunted emotional state the traditional deal to which royal side allow them to behave as they liked in crowded kings have almost always had mistresses because they marry her reasons of dynasty not compatibility so long as they behaved with decorum in public princess. Diana regarded this humbug. She succeeded in reconciling the most. Jarring of opposites despite being a top tier aristocrat. Her family the spencers. Look down on the windsors this german carpetbaggers. She was universally known as die. Her death in a car crash won her a spectacular posthumous victory against the royal court. It produced the greatest burst public lack remission. Britain has ever seen and led to widespread demands that the royal should display more emotion. As if the damn cheek could replace the stiff upper lip as the definition of britishness. What would really do the monarchy. Good show that they had grasped the lesson of diana's popularity and editorial in the independent thundered would be for the queen and the prince of wales to breakdown cry and hug one another on the steps of the abbey this saturday. Cincinnati death emotional. Populism has threaded through politics. Tony blair presented himself as the people's prime minister. He championed cool. Britannia surrounded himself with popstars and urged his staff to call me. Tony the next conservative prime minister call me. Dave cameron a distant relation of princess. Diana's adopted this combination of compassion signaling. Hugging hoodies is instead of cracking down on juvenile delinquents and studied informality relaxing and kitchen suppers replacing previous. Tory premier stiffness. Both men were responsible to that emotional. Populism interfere with the affairs of state domestic and foreign policy choices continued to be conducted according to the dictates of reason evidence brexit tears. By contrast follow the diana's script they appeal to the heart rather than the had to win their arguments. They used feelings of patriotism and resentment rather than facts about trade flows. They denounced the elites for trying to straight the wisdom of the people in much the same way as diana files denounce the palace for ignoring the people's emotions lay turned on the nation's core institutions. Parliament the civil service the supreme court when they suspected attempts to frustrate their wishes they succeeded in defeating the establishment in much the same way as princess diana had by claiming to stand for emotion rather than reason and the people rather than the elite alexander. Boris federal johnson has reconciled the opposites. He embodies justice. She did a card carrying member of the metropolitan elite. He has managed to sell himself as a man of the people as she was die. So he is. Boris the first series of the crown shows a young queen. Elizabeth studying water badgett's english constitution under the guidance of henry. Martin the vice provost of eton who kept a pet raven in a cage and address the on crisis gentlemen budgets. Great work distinguishes between the dignified branch of the constitution. The monarchy and the efficient branch elected politicians implicit in that distinction is badges perception. That emotions pose a dangerous threat to the proper conduct of politics. The monarchy provides a controlled lead for them thus enabling responsible people to get on with the difficult task of running the country by using people's feelings as the fuel for her astonishing career princess. Diana broke that safety valve britain will be living with the consequences of the emotional populism that she helped to release for years to come.

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Blair and Major hit out at Boris Johnson's plans to override Brexit deal

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Blair and Major hit out at Boris Johnson's plans to override Brexit deal

"British prime ministers he played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland have joined forces urging lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union. John Major and Tony Blair say doing so imperils peace in Northern Ireland in damages. The U. K's reputation in an article in the Sunday Times of former prime minister say the current British government is shaming and embarrassing. The UK with legislation that if it passes goes against the very deal it's signed to allow for the UK is smooth departure from the you earlier this year. The British government in the European Union remain at an impasse when it comes to negotiating a new trade deal. And there's worry those talks could end up collapsing soon. They have until the end of the year to reach a deal.

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Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

BBC World Service

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

"British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have condemned plans by Boris Johnson's government to override elements of the Brexit withdrawal agreement relating to Northern Ireland. Mr Johnson said the legislation was necessary to protect the unity of the U. K. But in a newspaper article, the two former leaders said it would damage Britain's reputation threatened the peace agreement in Ireland and could prompt damaging retaliation from the U.

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Boris Johnson returns to work

Monocle 24: The Globalist

12:32 min | 1 year ago

Boris Johnson returns to work

"Now we begin the show here. In Britain. Boris Johnson has returned to work after recovering from cove nineteen. The British. Prime Minister's illness was severe enough to send him to intensive care for several days. A personal experience that he likes to being physically assaulted by an unexpected. An invisible mugger. Joining me now is Carol. Walker is a political analyst and former BBC political correspondent Carol. What else was Johnson keen to emphasize in his first speech since his return to work? Well I think the big point that he was making was that he was back in control fully recovered and I think he was trying very hard to convey the sense of figure and vm optimism which has always been such a big part of his character and his leadership but he also I think trod very difficult line because I think whilst he was trying to convey a sense of optimism a sense that this huge effort that everyone has put in in order to stick to those very tight restrictions at staying at home to try to prevent the spread of the corona virus. He also I think wanted to try to lower expectations about when and by how much those restrictions might be lifted so he made the point very strongly that the British people should be praised and thanked for their efforts but he was insisting that if the restrictions were lifted too soon than that would reach a second peak and that would cause further damage to people's lives but also to the economy which of course is suffering enormous damage through the lockdown. Well also joining us on the line is Lance Price. He's the former director of communications at number ten Downing Street. When Tony Blair was Prime Minister Lance? Obviously there'll be a huge amount of meetings. We know that that Cobra's already taken place with Johnson. What do you believe the government will be discussing know? What will the approach very much now looking to what Boris Johnson yesterday described the second phase of the crisis and and in many ways. That's the most difficult for ministers to deal with. We know that Boris Johnson was reluctant at the outset to impose a tough lockdown restrictions. But he saw the lights. If you like and and eventually did that. But it's it's much harder to stop to lift those restrictions and it is imposed them in the first place. Because you have to decide when and where you could modify the restrictions and that's going to be the central parts of discussion between ministers in the coming days and we're told an announcement some sort expected before the end of the week. So do you look at certain sectors of the economy that businesses? That were allowed to reopen. Or do you look at certain sectors of the population and say that's an age perhaps though geographically people can Stop to Mingle goal go out more and have more social interactions of one sort or another. I do you do that then. You have the really difficult job of selling that to the to the population at laws. Because if we're all following the same rules that's one thing if there's some rules for some people and different bills for others. It's much much harder self administered Carol. There's been a lot of criticism that the government really isn't sharing any of this information not enough information with the Public Johnson to talk about transparency. Do you think that we will begin to see more of the workings in the science that these decisions will be based on what I think? They will certainly try to make an effort to show that that is what they are doing. I think what we've seen over the last almost four weeks since Boris Johnson has been ill and recovering is the slight sense of vacuum and a government that was reluctant to show even the sorts of changes that it was thinking about for fear that the public would get carried away launch latch onto that and that the number of deaths in the number of infections would not then start to come round. It was interesting that Boris Johnson yesterday made the point that he was going to bring in the new labor leaders. A Kiss Donna and other political leaders I think that is important for the government because it wants to try to bind in potential opposition to the changes because as long says this is going to be very very difficult were already seeing a some signs of real resentment for example amongst the over seventy been told that they're going to have to be shielded that they brought to stay at home. There are of course some over seventy year olds who are incredibly. Fit Run marathons and so on and feel this all patry decision to say to older people. You are at risk you must stay at home is simply not fair and many of them we know are also missing contact with close members of their family that may be one of the areas where the government will try tentatively to try to ease the restrictions somewhat. But I think that point that Lance was making about the public is a very important one. I think the government really wants to try to take the public with it. The danger is if you start trying to say certain. Sections of the population can Now have greater freedom to do some of the things that they enjoy doing to make contact with other family members to go back to work and so on whereas other members of the population were you. Divide that by age or by geographical location cannot have those restrictions lifted lifted. I think that is very very difficult to sell. And that is why it looks to me. More likely that they will look at areas of the economy businesses. And so on and look which of those can be allowed to reopen. Whilst retaining the social distancing measures in order to try to at least contain any increase in those figures on infections sadly death lance is the opposition Labor Party under the new leadership of Sakir Stammer on the same page as the government. Well they all in the sense of backing the government's restrictions and instructions to the public but they have been putting pressure kissed on the right from day one of his leadership. Say there's been saying to the Prime Minister and two other ministers that you've got to be much more open with the public about your thinking. So he called on his first day for an exit strategy and he won't he's had the public deserve to be treated like grownups on that we should be told what the possible routes out of. This might be so that we can have a grown up discussion about that. I and I think the Labour leader has made it clear that he's going to give constructive oppositions he's not going to oppose parole position's sake but he does know that at the end of all. They are going to be very very difficult. Questions for the government to onset of ministers to answer whether it's on the provisional protective equipment so testing and all the rest of this and and he's not abdicate the role of opposition in order to get finished as a a a free ride in even in the depths of crisis A meanwhile the the daily corona virus briefings continue but with a slightly different formats. Carola government's not taking questions from the public will make a difference. Well I think this is part of that effort to try to show that they are transparent this effort to try to show that they really want to take the public along with them as this virus continues and as the restrictions look likely to continue in some form or another for many months to yesterday. We had the first of questions which are submitted by the public of course. Thousands were submitted and there was an independent polling order organization brought in to choose which question would be selected. We heard from one a citizen in skipped in Yorkshire. Who was asking when she'd be able to see her grandchildren again. And I think that although this was an important gesture towards allowing the public some sense that they're having a say in all this it has to be said that none of those present were able to give her any kind of clear ideas to win. That would happen. The scientists world saying well it slightly depends on the fingers. It's slightly depends on a when those infection rate start. Continue to come down. The government was saying well. We are looking at this in the round. We don't want to take risks with the population hancock. The Health Secretary was insisting that he didn't want to take risks with people's lives and yes I think it's important for the government to be seen to be listening to what the people are saying but the crunch point is going to come when it comes out with those decisions to what if anything is going to change and we see the response to that I mean because he made a handcart made a great point yesterday of saying that they don't see questions before they're actually asked them during the the briefing live. It would seem to me. That might make more sense for them to have an idea of what the questions were so they would have the answers. Yeah perhaps they might have been able to give linen skipped in a bit clearer answer to her question but I think they're trying to make the point that they already unprepared to take on an address any of the questions that people have now. There is a sense that this is a gesture. One question Once a day two a government minister the particularly government minister who is holding that news conference Easily of course a very limited say in what is happening. But I think this is part of them trying to show that they're open trying to demonstrate the transparency which Boris Johnson was very keen to talk about. And what you've seen is as launch was mentioning this pressure on the government to show the sorts of things it's talking about people have drawn comparisons with Nichola Sturgeon Scotland's first minister who put out a document about the government's approach. When you look through it to be perfectly honest didn't say a great deal more than the sort of information that we've got in the five tests which the government has in the covering the whole of the UK has set out which are getting guide it when it decides water win restrictions can be lifted but she had made the point of bringing out a lengthy document talking about various options. And I'm sure that that is the sort of thing that we certainly will see As we go through this we we know. Boris Johnson is chairing unimportant cabinet meeting on Thursday. We know Thursday is also very important date when the government has said that it hopes to hit one hundred thousand tests a day for frontline workers. Those are all being targeted front line workers. At the moment even yesterday was still many tens of thousands of that but I think what we get towards the end of the week the government will want to at least signal where it intends to go next in as we continue to where it tends to go next in terms of exactly which restrictions are going to be lifted. Who's going to be allowed to have those greater freedoms but I think that they will stress out all of this that if those infection rates start to climb up again then there is always the risk that the restrictions will simply have to be reimposed and overriding all of this. That is something that the government does not want to do lance just finally very quickly from you. How much other businesses being done? Brexit Brexit is still carrying on. Of course there's the real question about whether or not at the end of the period should be extended because can you deal with two major disruptions to the economy at one time but the government sticking to their line that they are going into. We'll transition has come to an end at the end of this year. Of course there is a whole boss range of other business which is still very home and sometimes the news but I wonder what would have been that bulletin. If you haven't been to the virus there's no still happening. Thanks very much. Indeed that was launched price and Carol

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'Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations': A Close-Up on Hatred

People of the Pod

13:03 min | 1 year ago

'Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations': A Close-Up on Hatred

"In an unhealthy society? That has problems. They say who did this to us? And the Jews are always candidate. That's columnist George will who's featured in a new documentary on anti-semitism out in theaters across the country on Friday with us in the studio to discuss that film is its creator. Andrew Goldberg in two thousand nine. Andrew focused his lens on the resurgence of Anti Jewish hatred around the world and in mainstream media but after the two thousand sixteen election and the CHARLOTTESVILLE rally where protesters proclaimed the Jews will not replace us. Goldberg felt compelled to return to the topic for an even deeper exploration in viral for mutations of anti-semitism Goldberg travels through four countries. The United States Great Britain France and Hungary to speak firsthand with victims witnesses anti-semites an high profile figures including bill. Clinton Tony Blair Deborah Lipstadt and AJC Europe director. Simone Rodin Benkin in Pittsburgh. He examined the far right ideas that led to the attack on the tree of life synagogue in Hungary he looks at the Anti Immigration. Anti George Soros anti-jewish propaganda promoted by the government and in the UK. He explores the pain caused by the Anti Zionist messages from the UK's Labor Party the film also explores the repeated violence against Jews in France carried out by Islamists Andrew. Welcome glad to be here. Thank you so thank you for making this documentary and I'm curious. Can you kind of take our audience back to the original conception of it and how it evolved over time since I believe some events actually transpired in the making of the documentary will shortly after the election? We noticed there was sort of an uptick in anti Semitic incidents around the country. There were series a bomb threats which we know turned out to be bogus but those caught. Everyone's attention and suddenly everyone was noticing things and shortly after that a lot of tombstones were desecrated several different cemeteries and then the sort of global eyeballs started to notice these things talk about them more in the press and online and we immediately thought we should make a film about antisemitism and we didn't know what it would look like or what it would be. I think our initial thoughts were that would be about the United States but as we did more and more research and we knew this was a global issue. We knew it was happening in other countries. But as you unpack these things you realize that. There's an urgency to a lot of these stories and so we decided to really expanded and to look at four different situations. Those would be the far right in the United States. The far left in England in Hungary where the prime minister has launched a massive PR campaign against a Jewish philanthropist and in France where Islamist have been killing Jews in various terror attacks and other violent attacks against Jews to the tune of what unofficial numbers seemed to be more than three thousand a year. Now you've been making documentaries and doing journalism for twenty years As have I and I was a religion reporter for fifteen years in Chicago and I will tell you when I came here. I was stunned by just how much people hate. Jews. And I'm curious you I. I mentioned this to a former colleague at the Tribune recently and his response. He's in his eighties. He said we'll of course you grew up at a different time You know it's no surprise to me but yeah of course you didn't realize I'm just curious if this was a real shock to your system as you were doing the reporting the idea that Jews are hated was never foreign to me. I mean keep in mind. I'm fifty one and so I grew up where the Holocaust was not that far off. I mean I was raised in the seventies so I guess it was still thirty years old but it was not as it is now sixty plus years old where the next generation of people don't even know it was there Growing UP IN CHICAGO BEING JEWISH WAS It was not something to be celebrated at least among my friends and among my peers. I was made fun of for it a few times. It wasn't I didn't grow up in the midst of it but the Holocaust was connected to us in a way that it was very very real and so for that reason I understood that Jews were absolutely despised and I started making films in my first film that had anything to do with Jewish subjects was around two thousand and two or so and you know it was about Eastern European Jewish life before the war. So we're talking about you. Know all black and white footage of shuttles of Warsaw of what we might call the Yiddish world and that whole world is utterly destroyed in Eastern Europe and in Europe and in Russia and that made it pretty easy to see and in doing that film I started to learn about it. I automate fillmore at antisemitism in the media in the Middle East at one point and you realize that it is it is widespread. There's Anti Semitism where there are Jews. There's antisemitism where there are not Jews. There's Anti Semitism among people who are friends with Jews so my awareness of this has grown so in other words you entered into this project knowing there was a history of this but you had never seen it kind of in the current context as well. I had not seen it the way I see it now. I when I made a film in two thousand seven on antisemitism in the in the in the arab-islamic world per particularly North Africa and the Middle East I didn't focus that much on Europe and the US at the time antisemitism in the US was a very minor issue compared to what it is now. I don't want to say it was minor because there were plenty of people experiencing antisemitism but we didn't have it to the magnitude and we didn't have the Internet the way we do now but I knew that it was alive and well in the Middle East and that was surprising to see just how deep it is just how woven into the fabric of conversation and media it is. I was interviewing some kids in Egypt on the street and I said to them what are Jews they said User Satan Jews are evil. Juice should die. I said what if a Jewish kid was walking right here across the street and got hit by a car. They said we would call an ambulance. These two ideas existed right next to each other. And that's what's so interesting. One is in the abstract one is in the day to day Would you say that abstract versus day day is what's also infecting Western Europe United States? This wave of anti-semitism that we're seeing or is it. Is it very different? I think they crossover so for example. In Hungary there's virtually no violence against Jews In Hungary a survey showed that forty percent. Forty two percent of Hungarians held at least one or more anti Semitic views. Does that mean that? The people by larger anti-semites probably not but it means that the numbers are higher. Those numbers were higher than they were anywhere else in Europe or give or take a country. How many countries are there in Europe? A lot right so but there's no violence against Jews physical violence. That's what I mean physical violence against Jews but those lines do tend to cross over at points and so the fear is that it can translate these nationalist movement so in Hungary just to give some context the government has launched a huge campaign against George. Soros it's on Mute right now. It's not running right now but it ran not too long ago during the European Union elections. It came back up again. I asked one of the spokespeople of Hungary will come back and he told me that it would come back in a very consistent way so the whole idea that the Hungarian government has put forth. Is that this Jewish billionaire. George Soros is out to flood the nation with Muslim immigrants and since Muslim immigrants in the eyes of the Hungarian government are bad. You the Hungarian citizen the White Christian Hungarian citizen are in danger. And you're in danger because of a Jew. So here's these people are all worked up about a Jew who actually isn't doing anything like this but yet at the same time they're not vandalizing. All the Jewish shops are not beating Jews. And what have you? Although there's I've heard some rumblings that a little of that has happened so we'll have to see but I'm no expert on the data right. Well I think that's the argument. I mean argument. Deborah Lipstadt makes in the film. For example it starts with words it starts with comments and then does eventually escalate. That's the danger of not addressing it nipping in the bud. When you see. I think that's here right so I think that in America we've seen rage on the Internet translate into violence than I think you know the hatred in Hungary is really a government media campaign which took place on TV on the radio on the Internet. But also on billboards outside it was like an all encompassing life. You would drive down the street and you'd be bombarded with it here This antisemitism isn't billboards. I mean there's we'd see them occasionally but it's all on the Internet and people get the Internet sort of like you and your computer. You Lock yourself in this little space and then you start to get worked up and you start to hate and so we see that. Not all but many of these. Violent attacks in the United States are people who sort of incubated these ideas on the Internet. You raise a good point billboards in Hungary that was the been the vehicle of communication there for that. Soros campaign but I'm curious what about social media. What about the comments in violence on social media is it just as rampant in places like Hungary as it is here we'll so the makeup and the nature of the of the campaign in Hungary? We didn't break down so I don't know what percentage of it certainly on social media and not only was it on social media is a place where people can share about it right so in addition to whatever the government put on social media because the government had all these different forms they had radio they had. Tv They billboards aid magazines. It's social media mailings mailing mailing which is in the film How much of their media mix was the Internet? I don't know but if you're a person with anti Semitic views you can't do anything with billboard but some people did right hateful messages on billboards with magic markers in pain. They actually vandalize them. But by and large the billboards are you don't interact with them in the billboard. Don't post against back and forth a TV commercial. You don't respond to that. The Internet is where everybody took their hatred in their dislike of George Soros and they brought it to the Internet. And I think that's a place where you would see a lot more of this. Anti Jewish rhetoric the Internet is where it becomes the People's action not the government right. You have obsession in the film that talks about the brief history of blaming Jews. And you talk about the films that you've done in the past and the history of this but one critique of the film that I've read is that doesn't include enough historical context now I hear this critique all the time as a journalist you only have so much space or time right to address the whole of a situation but I'm curious what your thoughts are on whether to include more history or trajectory. The history of antisemitism is extremely complex. It grows out of misinterpretations if that's a word of people misinterpreted biblical scripture. It's changed and it's more throughout the centuries throughout Europe. If you WANNA talk about how it's been a part of the story of Christianity knew very thorny and complicated history which takes a long time to get in and out of now take that for a minute and think about. We have limited shelf space in our movie. I always say to people in movies not a casserole but take that from it in a notice that in the film we have that history. We have extensive history of the civil rights movement in the United States with history of the entire Orban's campaign and where that came from in Hungary in Oregon was we talk all about a migration and the history of colonialism in France as to give the backbone of that in England we talk about the Labor Party going all the way back to two thousand and eight. What we don't do is this deep analysis of Christian history but my response is also this. If I make a film about racism in about how African Americans are being shot in the street by police. Do I need to tell you? The history of why blacks are disliked by racists in this country. If I talk about misogyny do I need to tell you? The history of why people are misogynists to me and the same goes for LGBTQ. Americans no one's asking why. Why do I need to get into the fact of why Trans People are being murdered? Right now are being beaten up. I don't need to analyze that. Well that too comes from the Bible. Right hatred of homophobia grows right out of scripture. But I don't need to give that analysis so it's a it. We talk about double standards and antisemitism and I don't want to say this is anti Semitism but it's almost a reflex that people feel like anything has to do with Jews. With antisemitism with Israel has to be held to some type of second order of scrutiny and I found that a little bit frustrating. There've been some debates on college campuses about whether or not Jewish students who are pro. Israel can join feminist marches. Lgbtq right marches. You other causes. They feel excluded from those causes because of their Zionist positions and so. That's where intersection. -ality has come up a lot in conversations here is how do you address that exclusion? Even though it's very different causes communities have gotten together and there has not been room for the Jewish issue of antisemitism has four complicated reasons not been welcome into that crew. Because many in this left is idea. Do not like how they don't like what's going on with the Arab Israeli conflict let's not even parse the Israeli conflict. Unfortunate part of this. Is that a Jewish students who have nothing to do with Israel who are oblivious to Israel are still being singled out now. It's very dangerous to to assume. Length phrases like colleges are a battleground. We visited colleges as we spoke to a lot of students. It's a very complicated and mixed bag. But there's no doubt that on some college campuses and we don't have hard data on how or where or what we have a lot of anecdotes. We have a lot of very upset parents. We have a lot of very upset students. But what that actually translates into numbers. We don't know what we do know. Is that Jewish? Students are being asked to somehow be called to task for what Israel is said to be

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UK formally leaves the European Union three years after Brexit referendum

Doctor Health Radio Show

07:10 min | 1 year ago

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

Plan to Cut U.S. Troops in West Africa Draws Criticism From Europe

Monocle 24: The Briefing

13:02 min | 2 years ago

Plan to Cut U.S. Troops in West Africa Draws Criticism From Europe

"Look look first at NATO the the actual military chiefs of rich Jew shortly to convene in Brussels the United States brost hat chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley has burned one interesting acting item on the agenda in advance prefiguring a potential drawdown of American forces in West Africa. This is extremely likely to prompt and unenthused response from France in particular which is extensively deployed a theater which it believes not without reason is a key frontline in the ongoing global campaign against Islamist extremism. Mary what's what's going on here. Won't use the United States Losing interest abruptly in West Africa. Well I think there are two reasons. one of them is because president trump is specially I think The top brass in American intelligence. They are very fixed on what they see As the future threat coming from China and that they are increasingly concentrating their resources looking in that direction the other thing and is that trump came to office and this is often forgotten Saying that he wanted to stop American engagement in in foreign wars. And this I think was one of the one of the reasons why he was elected. It was very popular policy For a lot of Americans and it remains so but right through his time as president trump has faced quite a lot of opposition from the top brass about cutting back on Americans abroad have been various attempts. He tried to pull Americans out of Afghanistan. The top brass objected. He tried to pull Americans out of Syria. Immediate media outcry from all the allies and saying he was betraying the Kurds. He tried to pull out of Iraq. Similar things West Africa could have basinas. Gene is a sort of slightly soft touch because the only people he's going to offend particularly by that again to be the French as we've seen well on the subject of the French being offended Jonathan they going to be aren't they and not without reason France already has four and a half thousand troops deployed in West Africa. There's two one hundred twenty more due to go shortly And it's not like they've been doing nothing night. They have found somebody to fight once they got there. Oh Yes yes. They've been very active. There and suffered suffered quite a few casualties as part of that. But also this fits for the Frans into a broader attempt by president. Emmanuel McCall to reset reset France's relationship with its former colonies in Africa lens going ahead on the economic front and on other fronts And and I think the question here is how much France wants to take responsibility for this region of the world how much it sees this. Moore's wars an international global Issue which the. US should continue to be involved with Mary. You made the accurate point. The trump's big pitch in two thousand sixteen was that he would bring troops home that America would not engage itself in pointless ridiculous interminable wars overseas etc.. He he probably does understand that the best pitchy can make this. November Is along the same lines. He he walked a very narrow path. Victory in two thousand sixteen but if he can go back the American people in two thousand twenty and say the economy's all right. I haven't started any stupid. That's probably his best shot. That being the case Do we wonder how nervous other NATO military chiefs are going to be the prospect of trump actually. Winning this thing is then possible that the arrest of NATO really has to stop thinking about the United States as the cornerstone of the alliance. Well I think that quite a lot of NATO but especially in the European Union That sense has really been strengthening. Ever since trump came to office there was quite a lot of diffidence Shall we say through the campaign. When trump seemed to cast aspersions on the future of NATO suggesting that it wasn't necessarily in US interest to Continue to be in NATO And you saw the Russians from that right across Europe but especially interestingly in Britain of course but also in eastern Central Europe where they see the United States and NATO in particular the protector. The A big protector of their security against Russia. Now it seems to me talk though Trump seemed to have been brought round a bit Um about the sort of survivability and relevance of NATO nonetheless that Trepidation in Europe remains and we've seen seen just in the last few days With a paper I think originating in the British military Where they say the new British government? When it does it's it's promised Security and defence review has got to look ahead to a time when the United States may and not be Engaged as it is in Europe and when the UK will have to look to being more autonomous in defense security terms and that is a complete rethink For All the British military your finds itself in classically horns Komo whatever cliche One canoes there on the one hand they want the United States to remain Invoke very very involved in NATO and if one is on his to be the main pair in NATO and supplier of troops And so on but at the same time particularly with trump in the White House. They don't want America to dominate dominate. When NATO is going so you get this whole debate about where is NATO? After the end of the Cold War Matt calls from about it being brain dead and having to rethink its future. Sure and so on. But you're has first of all to decide what role it sees for the United States and whether that allies with what trump things a couple. Let's move on now to the rare problem of what a retired. Pope should do with his time. Pope's usually leave the office of course only when recalled all to barracks by the omnipotent overlord but benedict the sixteenth bucked. This tradition in two thousand and thirteen when he handed in the big hat voluntarily since then benedict addict has mostly maintained inappropriate silence but he broke it a few weeks back to speak up in defense of priestly. Celibacy apparently concerned by reports that his successor Pope Francis Francis favored the church taking a more relaxed attitude. Will it now appears that Benedikt is walking it back. His name will be removed from future editions of the book in which he made his feelings known Mary. First of all It's obviously not possible to know the mind of a retired Pope Benedict the sixteenth sixteenth. But why would he be assuming that this point that anybody cares what he thinks. Well I think because he still has the rank this extraordinary sort of rank of Pope Emeritus America's extraordinary thing. I'm opposed America's you think he keeps on these credit card. Well that doesn't the hotel upgrade but by keeping the title even emeritus That puts tim effectively on a par with the current pope And I think that was always going to create difficulties and it's probably remarkable really that we haven't seen gene similar difficulties until now But I think that's also when you when you look at the two characters when you look at Pope Benedict as being What appeared a very reticent very theologically based very traditional minded German pope hope? And you look at Pope Francis who's latin-american And this in fact is where this whole troubles risen. Because he's talking about parts of the Amazon Wurzburg ver-very difficult priests. This argument is being going on for quite a long time as to whether if lifted the celibacy requirement. Then maybe it would be easier to find priests for those very remote remote areas But it does seem to me that in terms of character as well as in terms of everything else you're looking at two very different people and also a church which house has still a very strong conservative. Whatever the president pope says tries to do has a very very conservative lobby Maybe majority he I don't know and which you know finds it useful to appeal to the power of the Pope Emeritus. Jonathan an ice will confess to our listeners that I am not myself in especially accomplished a Catholic theologian. But you think I am. I'm hoping you know more about about this than I do. Just benedict the sixteenth quoted views on the issue in question itself. He says it doesn't seem possible to realize both vocations by which he meant the priesthood and marriage simultaneously. Now other married people in my experience have jobs boy. Is this one any different because When you become? I'm a priest as I understand it celibacy is part of your Decision to remove yourself from the material every every day human world and become somebody somewhat different Maria. I would like to expand this conundrum to the more general principle. Here which is which is what happens happens when people leave high office once you should that be the end of it once you are off the stage as it were should you therefore just shut up. Well I think One of the reasons may be the reason Currently for the continued existence of the House of Lords in the UK. is exactly I'm going to give a sort of position and role For people who have I think the current terminology is stepped back from public life But they can also make trouble even when they're in the Lord's even in what is regarded as subordinate position. vis-a-vis the comments I mean. We saw That Margaret Thatcher Entre gave her successor. John Major very hard time when he was in office And it's been I think it's quite difficult for people who've been to that extent engaged engaged on the front line Actually to say nothing when they see or seems to them that they're successor is behaving behaving such a foolish way when you suddenly become used to that and when you're still relatively young I mean that's the one has a number of quite young a young presidents prime ministers and so on retiring. Tony Blair Bill Clinton others who I think will find it very difficult just to say ongoing off to rotate long walks in the countryside. And say nothing I mean I. I'm sympathetic to that to an extent because it must be the heck of it adjustment from having the sort of the world hang. Hang on your every word to suddenly you know. Once you've sort of signed a piece of paper handed off nobody caring anymore but is there Jonathan away that you can do you. I guess constructive backseat driving. I mean I've just come back from Australia. Where our current Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been weathering? The bushfire crosses to a chorus of criticism. Some of it from one of his predecessors Kevin Rudd who broke with the protocol of differential respect and sank the Bhuttan with what unmistakably like relish the way that you can actually be helpful as a former officeholder. Yes I mean you can bring the wealth experience that you've had and good judgement judgement etcetera etcetera To to bear if your success was wanted of course they may not want they may not want somebody who was there and was perhaps more successful than them sitting on their shoulder the whole time so. It's very very difficult situation. I think you'd have a lot of ex-leader pitas find their way into leading a foundation for good works and so on but almost inevitably they get caught up in in what they used to do. I mean I think one of the one of the strongest conventions about not interfering not even commenting on your successor was in the United States. where past presidents were not not supposed supposed to say a word about their successor? But that's been broken barrack Obama who has been quite voluble On the subject of what he seizes uses the errors of Donald Trump's ways and on the one hand you know that's a lot of us who would say well you know good on him quite right for doing that on the other hand. I I think there's a very a very sensible place for this convention that says actually you should find something else to do or just imagine. Donald Trump defeated in November. I don't think he'll go silent silent.

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Antisemitic incidents in Britain up 10% on last year

The Friends of Israel Today

09:00 min | 2 years ago

Antisemitic incidents in Britain up 10% on last year

"I like to welcome our dear friend from the other side of the pond. Trevor Stewart's sweet Trevor is our friends of Israel representative in the United Kingdom and Really Trevor Connects with churches and believers all around the UK sharing with them the truth about what the Scripture say about the Messiah Jesus and Israel and so it's such an important work that what he's doing and I can think of no one better to talk about this issue of what's going on in the United Kingdom the rise of anti-semitism that's going on over there than Trevor Trevor. Great to have you on the Friends of Israel today. Great to be with you Chris. Trevor the United Kingdom's community security. Trust the tea which is a British nonprofit that has been and logging antisemitic incidents in Britain since nineteen eighty-four reported just at the end of the summer that acts of hatred toward the Jewish people. Anti Semitism awesome is up in the UK. A ten percent from last year. They also cited. This is the third year in a row that the UK has seen a the rise in antisemitism. Trevor what is going on in the United Kingdom. Well I guess if reading all the reports a lot of this is to do with the The general general rise in Anti Semitism. I guess pretty much around the world but in the UK it's probably Exacerbated by the current situation in in in with brexit and the politicians Leticia political situation But I think there's been a general trend woods for quite a couple of years now and the report certainly gives us some interesting mm figures. Now you're talking about the fact that the elections are taking place and I believe those elections will happen in December and this seems to have a major player. I was just listening to some reporters on the news. Saying this really comes down between a election of Boris Johnson who wants to its brexit issue with Boris Johnson. And on the other side. You have someone like Jeremy Corbyn who says that terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah are his friends How did the UK come to this? Point where core been actually stands a chance to potentially become the polls aren't going in that direction but they even has a chance to be potential UK prime minister. He's been leader of the Labour Party for quite a few years. Now and I guess what's happening now is that politics over the last Six to twelve months search or maybe a little longer has become more polarized over the brexit. Issue Jeremy Corbyn is become a very strong player. He's a he's a very able speaker on. He's he's he's probably telling the people what they want to hear in terms of his latest manifesto So I guess he's he's reaching out not to to those suffering in terms of finances etc and he's he's wanting to nationalize a lot of things be all not. It's it's it's it's hard to tell quite how he's got to where he is accepted Maybe the way that he's put himself there is is to ensure that the people that are in his party or those that are on his side and I just recently heard that Corbin said if he becomes prime minister he is going to essentially a accept a Palestinian Tinian state which will be one of his almost as I access if he becomes Prime Minister of the UK is is that news true. That's something I I I think is true. I can't honestly say that. I heard him say that myself. But I think it's generally accepted that that would be the case. Now let me ask you this. When it comes to issues of Israel you know here in the United States dates of course there is polling? That shows that the United States is general generally pro Israeli pro Israel administration Many Americans across the political spectrum support the state of Israel. There's a there's a low percentage of people that you know it's not that they don't support four Palestinians but they they wanna make sure that Israel is supported and they believe that Israel has a right to the land the Zionists in some capacity is that the same for the United Kingdom right now in the state that it's especially the political state that it's in I think generally the the consensus Is that the the the country itself is is is more pro. Israel high now. A local member of parliament is and the Conservative Party. Generally is there are Supporters Quarters of Israel and all the political parties each political party is go to friends of Israel section to it We probably aren't quite as pro-israeli straddling the United States on reflection But certainly when we're not against the United States Boris Johnson's being behind it and in fact even previous Labor MP. Tony Blair was very very supportive. Who Israel I'm still remained supportive Israel? I WANNA come back to this issue of the rise of Anti Semitism the hatred towards Jewish people in the UK. We talked for a moment about the fact that there are the current political issues going on with with the election Johnson and Corbin Corbin being someone who's definitely anti-zionist someone. I don't know if I would label him as an anti Semite. But I definitely doesn't have a positive outlook of the Jewish people that Boris Johnson has has and the outlook on Israel. But is it just politics. Trevor or is there something else going on in the UK as well that we see that rise of antisemitism. That's been happening over the past three years steadily. I think politics probably has a part to play but You know if I look at the figures and the figures have been rising Crutchley for the last four or five years I think it's like everything else. Antisemitism is is something that looks beneath just beneath the surface In in every society. unsubtly it doesn't take a great deal to bring it to the four. Th there are people that are definitely anti Semitic and and now he's honest On their those that are definitely pro Israel and Pro Zion You get points in between I think over here the in the the general consensus is that the country is whole would be supportive of Israel. That's not always reflected in our politics and media. I want to ask you this because this is why. You're your ministry is so important to US trevor. Here in the United States as you serve with the Friends of Israel is that you are standing up and you're supporting Israel and the Jewish people you show solidarity with them. Can you share with US quickly about some of the work that you're doing In England to that show that solidarity with the Jewish people that Evangelical Djelic Christians loved them based on what the Bible says That that that we have a love and compassion for them and we stand in solidarity with them. I think one of the biggest things that we're doing is trying I to to make sure the church is aware of of Especially Replacement Theology. That sounds big and a lot of places and it's a tool which I give you frequently to help people understand Why the church it support Israel and basically it's because of who God is because he says in his word in that he chose his people in Toronto Trauma Chapter Seven Verses Six through ten And he commands us in Romans. Eleven to make them jealous and on. How can we make the Jewish people jealous if we don't love them? How can the Church love or hate those that God loves? There's so much that the church needs to understand and I think one of the do things that we do is to try and help the church understand so that they can actually Explain to others when when need be in terms of supporting the Jewish people we we attend a lot of meetings that are organized by the Jewish community and We are often If not the only gentiles in the room one of Our Future and tells in the room and therefore we can we can and actually share with the Jewish people often say synagogue. What should you go to where I would say? We're not we're not Jewish. But we're we're Bible believing Christians who who love and support Israel and the Jewish. These people conversation amazing. And you know what I'm GonNa tell you. Something Evangelical Ism in the United Kingdom has an amazing history when it comes to the even the establishment of of the state of Israel for our listeners. It's so important to remember the Balfour Declaration which was promised to give the Jewish people the land of Israel after World War One comes out of England. There are a lot of the emphasis of of the creation of the state of Israel. Something that comes out of the United Kingdom and we've been talking with Trevor Stuart Sweet who is representative in the UK and Trevor. I want to close with this. We've only got a few moments left. What can Bible believing Christians do when it comes to the United Kingdom thinking about the rise of antisemitism thinking about the political movements that are happening over there right now? What can Bible Believing Christians in America and Canada? Do for you bottom line top line. Pray this this country needs for years ago we were the ones that sent missionaries I. Today I feel it's the country that needs the missionaries to come in So you'll prayers are very much coveted on It's the one thing that we can do is pray Obviously support the friends of Israel. Gospel Ministry all ways because the word that the ministers doing worldwide as well.

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Peter Morgan Presents "Successor" To "The Crown" As Series Enters 1960s, '70s

Fresh Air

05:48 min | 2 years ago

Peter Morgan Presents "Successor" To "The Crown" As Series Enters 1960s, '70s

"Let's get back to fresh air contributor Dave Davies and his twenty eighteen interview with Peter Morgan creator and writer of the crown and writer of the queen the last king of Scotland and frost Nixon the third season of the crown starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth the second begin Sunday on Netflix you know therefore is just terrific in this role and I've been I assume you were involved in the casting what were you looking for and what did you see in her arms thirty one year old on the cost of care for which is now sort of with almost impossible to imagine we'll see you know she was overlooked so this doesn't reflect well on me but I will tell the story and live in shame so what time is we'd be so I would be sent the list of people coming to the costing some are looked on the list and Wednesdays as it were costing session would involve the following five young actresses I looked on the list like a one is that when that when that one of the other ones are interesting I'll come in at eleven to see that one I'll come in at twelve because I'm busy and important to lime faltered and who whoever the sky for business I'm I'm not into that I overlooked and snapped on no fewer than five occasions until there was one time where like simply couldn't avoid it because interest in the one before the one off the hook and so I then states to see her none of what what what no one should what's the matter with and if you want to talk to this when they said pizza she's been on for five occasions and each time you have studiously avoided and I suppose she's fantastic he what did you see what what did you see captivate what but it's not an easy part I mean you have to be both forgive me well I said but we have to be both playing in stunning you know the she has to have both and and then a number of the actors that came in was simply too beautiful you know to conventional beautiful too the faces did not have the full range because Elizabeth winter is a beautiful walls it is arguably still a beautiful woman but not all the time not from every angle and her face lights up you know with a smile and can look quite grumpy quite like a wet weekend when not smiling and be overlooking pulling quite plain and you need to believe she has intelligence and understand her intelligence because the queen country to what people think I think she has an intelligence and a very sharp memory and intolerance of fools but at the same time she's not that intellectually curious and so she three both quick and alert and yet at the same time capable of repose and being quite does fall so it's not easy and she has to be emotionally stable and I don't think and act to connect I'm across the chasm but it's so helps if they all thought and clamp brought a lot of thought into the pond and then active a lot of the stuff they shouldn't have to perfection eyesore in a in an instant but she could do it want to talk about we've talked a bit about the queen which is this the feature film that you did before you did the series the crowns was directed by Stephen Frears and we'll we'll hear seen here this is about the moment in nineteen ninety seven when princess Diana has been killed in a car accident and because she is divorced from the royal family the queen sees her death as a private matter with no need for a public appearance reason statement from her the queen in fact she takes her family and Diana's two boys who are her grandchildren to the royal St in Scotland come to to just get away while London is morning and be in this scene we're gonna hear she gets a call for the prime minister Tony Blair played by Michael sheen who is concerned because the public and the press are seeing the royal family as heartless because it's expressed no grief at Diana's passing so we hear the queen pick up the phone to speak to the prime minister prime minister good morning match day sorry to disturb but I was just wondering whether you'd seen any of today's papers we managed to look at one or two in which case five question would be whether you felt some kind of response might be necessary I believe a few over either editors are doing their best to sell newspapers that would be a mistake to dance to their tune under normal circumstances I would agree box well my advice is I've been taking the temperature among the people on the streets and all the information I'm getting is that the mood what would you suggest prime minister some kind of a statement ma'am I believe the moment the statements has passed I would suggest flying the flag at half mast about pounds and coming down to London the earliest opportunity it would be a great comfort to all people and would help them with that grief grief if it's come down to London before I attend to my grandchildren who just lost her mother

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UK Supreme Court to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of the prime minister's suspension of Parliament

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:51 min | 2 years ago

UK Supreme Court to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of the prime minister's suspension of Parliament

"The UK's highest court will rule this week whether the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and acted unlawfully when he decided to suspend parliament. Let's get more on this with our regular Westminster. Chronic lowlands price lots works as Tony Blair start of communications when he was UK the Prime Minister Welcome back loans just recap as to where we are today given the conclusion of events in court on Friday yes so for several days last week. The two sides in the collpase presented their arguments to the eleven justices of the Supreme Cream Colt and and not entirely clear whether they come back with judgment today or tomorrow and so much time need to weigh up the arguments but obviously the people have been trying to read the runes over the weekend and there seems to be a feeling growing that the decision may go against the government but on the lawyer and and I think we have to wait in the city wants to just come up with well what the losses oppresses suggesting that the supreme court is minded. It's ruled against the government because of a couple of reasons a degree of scrutiny by the leader of the Supreme Court Lady Hale and the fact that everybody was talking about the remedies which she's what can be done when the government a- found in fold at fault. Is that a suggestion perhaps that the government is in a lot of trouble trouble whether to find against to the the plans to suspend parliament or is this not actually the death blow that many campaign unpainted might be hoping for notice deathblow tour. I'm going to be a huge huge Paris because it's completely unprecedented in participants tickle and judicial history reach so be a major milestone but I think in Boris Johnson's mind and in the minds of leaders of the opposition parties as well is how does this play with the public when the public eventually come to express their view either in the general election ord another referendum. How will they respond to something like this? Will they think this just shows the stories are an incompetent they what they're doing. They're all over the place or will it just be further evidence for some voters sure it will be that kind of the whole establishments and now they could include the Supreme Court in that out to frustrate the the people's will so necessarily when the crucial we'll decisions of aid are made by the public be the death blow that Sir. I think people like you know who's the case and all the politicians who've been supporting the various cases against the government that got to be finally settled either today or tomorrow and nonetheless suggestion this weekend that the prime minister could suspend parliament once again if he so chose well what do yet Paul would come back. We'd have to come but possibly for a day or a Dan Hassle two who days perhaps and then be proved again that second prorogation would be completely illegal. They wouldn't be subject to further court challenge because there is always before the queen's speech but a short one and so in practical terms. It's hard to see what difference going to make it less. If parliament does come back Boris Johnson opponents in parliament use that very very very narrow window to ambush in some people and let's move on to a couple of other things that are bubbling along quite menacingly firstly. Let's talk about the brexit talks all suggestions that in actual fact instead of working towards towards an agreement to leave the European Union with a deal on the thirty first of October. The United Kingdom is engaged in brexit talks going backwards and I'm not sure that would be entirely fair. I was talking to journalists on the plane on his way to New York is sponsored your for a couple of days as for the United Nations General Assembly meeting where he's going to be a having private discussions with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel macron Donald Tusk and some of the other prime minister's and he was sticking to his line that he's cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal and and he some the detail of what he was saying on what he was speaking into journalists was around the ways in which the respect stock could be removed and replaced with other arrangements for trade across the border between North and south so I I think he's still I think genuinely does want to reach a deal if he can and some of the intractable problems which was most able to deal within three years is prime minister. He's trying to resolve it a much shorter period of time but I I I would caution against assuming that actually leads all just for show and doesn't really want to deal. I think he does and tell us as well about the domestic issues of the Labor Party at the main opposition party in the United Kingdom. It is having its annual party conference this week as do all the big parties in this conference season here in the United Kingdom in them. We were supposed to be given a sort of radical agenda of social mobility and paternity for all instead. We've had a weekend where the Labor Party seems to utterly split itself into and we now face vote to votes which conflicts each other at the conference there but what they're positional positional Brexit is yes in Party conferences supposed to be the sort of showcase moment where you present all your policies and save all the fantastic you're gonna do for the country and as as we're all expecting a general election pretty quickly a pre-election conference like this is really essential threatening yet all the headlines have been about the splits and divisions they have been putting forward awesome radical policies and some quite expensive policies as well to be frank about its had on social care for the elderly on abolishing prescription charges so quite radical. I'll stop on education as well and in in other areas but as you say it's all overshadowed by the row over brexit normally there's a thing called the conference arrangements committee they try Ryan sort of fudge. Thin says that there isn't a bus stop on the floor. They failed region agreements last night over the BREXIT. votes to the wilder vote today on the conference floor about Brexit the vast majority of the membership once Labor to become a pro remain party aw that's because the trade unions hold fifty percent of the votes in live conferences and most of the Loyalty Jeremy Corbyn. It's not clear that the membership number should get their way so he's going to be a shoes up at a very very significant and tell us how that leaves the Labor Party in its identity having been a man who worked when Labor when the Labor Party had the clearest idea can ever imagine if what they stood for yes and not unsuccessful in elections as well but put in not not to to to one side I mean there is a battle has been a battle going on for the soul of the Labor Party ever since Jeremy Corbyn became lead of the Party and a lot of people on MRI light my win the absol- Blairite if you want to call it that way of the Party of never really reconciled themselves the Jeremy Corbin's leadership and things have reached a crunch point now all and I think one reason for that is the people already looking to Jeremy Corbin's disappearances leader of the Labour party whether he resigns over there. There's the general election a fails once once again to become prime minister then he would go so a lot of the stuff that we've seen trying to either remove to Watson the deputy leader of the Labour Party or sidelined him. It's all about the succession Jeremy Corbyn and as you say quite rightly the battle for the soul of the Party of what part it really is and the battle lines. It's being thrown who's going to win. That is still clear price. Thank you as ever own monocle twenty four.

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Prime Minister, Boris Johnson And Prime Minister Gordon Brown discussed on Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt

10:56 min | 2 years ago

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson And Prime Minister Gordon Brown discussed on Hugh Hewitt

"Let me catch up on the British election understand that the special relationship matters to us a lot Great Britain has nuclear power. They have gone to war with us everywhere we've ever gone to war, South Korea. Vietnam. Afghanistan iraq. The Brits have been there, right with their nuclear power. They're rebuilding aircraft cares to jump jets. They're buying new thirty five. See, I believe they are important. We want them to leave the European Union. I do. I believe they could be. They could regain their past glory. As a trading company has it trading country opened a deal that everyone unburdened by the bureaucracy out of the European Union? And they put the question to the people three years ago. David Cameron won a majority government on the promise to have a referendum on whether or not to stay in the European Union and the people of Great Britain, voted, very healthy margin four or five percent four percent fifty to forty eight leave leave everyone in the country knew it was being talked about, like the vote for two thousand sixteen Hillary or Trump Trump won the constitutional majority. He didn't win the popular vote. I know that he won the constitutional majority of the way we've elected president since the framing of the constitution, and so Great Britain matters a lot to us. They've had great prime ministers, like Mattie Thatcher. They've had terrible. Prime Minister Gordon Brown. They've had good prime ministers. Tony blair. They've had week prime ministers. Theresa May have had funny prime ministers like the MAC. Mcmillan. They've had Wilson that all sorts of he was terrible. We need a good one right now. Theresa May has been terrible and feckless and they're not out of the peon union yet. So number of conservatives the way that it works over there as prime minister resigns as Theresa May has as the leader of her party. She remains the caretaker, prime minister and the party election, a leader who will in turn be elected that prime minister by the members of parliament. Well, how does a party with one hundred forty thousand card carrying members? I mean, these are the people really work the hustings these central committee people. These are the people who are delegates, you know, the equivalent to delegates at the Republican national convention, the democratic national convention. They are the party. How do those one hundred and forty thousand people pick a party leader interns, becomes the prime minister, will they vote? But there are a dozen. It's like the democratic primary, there it doesn't a fifteen different members of the Tory party who want to be prime minister, and they've all put out their hands. And they've said they wanted to be and they divide into two. Categories beginning, those who were leaving when Brexit was on the ballot and those who were for remaining when breakfast Brexit was on the ballot three years ago. Theresa May was a remainder. Never made a liquor sense to me that she should be the prime minister after David Cameron resigned and he resigned because he said, I was the remainder. I don't think I can leave a government that is committed to leaving and so pick a new prime minister and they did they pick threes. I mean, she she persuaded her colleagues that she ought to be it. She made Boris Johnson or foreign secretary Boris Johnson led the leave campaign with one principal deputy guiding Michael gov. Who doesn't look the part, but he's very smart also believed to be very slippery. So Boris Johnson police to be very Radic and a lot of fun. And former mayor of London, and a powerful personality says, I'm going to become the next prime minister, I'm going to stand, Michael g-o-v, who wants supported Boris Johnson for prime minister then stabbed him in the back fairly famous move and British parliament parliamentary politics and went over to Theresa May wants to be prime minister, one, other major lever wants to be prime minister Dominic Robb, so there are two lever three levers running Boris. G-o-v and Ron. Two of those three say come October thirty one we are leaving deal or no deal. Michael go says we can't leave without a deal. Michael go minute over the weekend based upon reports of a biography about the come out about him. He was something of a cocaine guy back in the day when he was a journalist. I don't know many journalists back in the day, who worked cocaine guys. But then again, I wasn't around London much. I'd have to ask Mark Stein about that. So Mike go by the way, we don't allow admitted cocaine users enter the United States. So it's gonna be tough to become the prime minister if you're we bought Brits before who, don't who had cocaine problems from coming in the United States. We don't want cocaine in the United States. And so he says he's reformed in a lot of time. We'll see how that plays out, but he's daddy that one's done. So from the leave side, there are Dominic Robb, and Boris Johnson. Over on the leave with a deal side, these are the remains who got religion. They stayed in the government. They didn't quit like David Cameron. They didn't fail like Theresa May. They say they can deliver deal to get us out. They want to lead the conservatives into the next election. They want to be the prime minister. There are a lot of the number one is a guy named Jeremy hunt. If you sent out the central casting, and you asked, please send us your very best central casting candidate for prime minister of Great Britain. They would send you back Jeremy hunt. I mean had in the pocket the whole prince of Wales handsome. He's smart. He's articulate president, like him and Boris Joe Boris. Johnson nickname is the rambling wreck from Georgia Tech goodness, the guy hasn't been to Barbara who's competent and a hundred years. And that's part of his charm. It's just kind of disheveled. Birdie Worcester character. And if you don't birdie Worcester is I can't tell you character from fiction. PG Wodehouse anyway. So Joe is going to what the way you get. The two is that all the members of parliament who are conservatives. And I think parliament's three hundred and thirty that got just under half. So what's that add up to one hundred? Seventy one hundred sixty different people hundred sixty members of parliament vote in a series of rounds. They call them crowns and the rounds are where. You've got to get at least fifteen percent of the hundred sixty which would be nine or ten for around one or you don't get to go around to, and then got ten people. They vote again, with one hundred sixty people and the one with the least votes drops off. And so you can give your buddy of I could be nominated for prime minister. So I would encourage if you're listening in Great Britain, I'd like to be on one of those ballots. Throw one my way, members of Parliament, I, I can't serve if nominated I cannot run if elected I cannot serve because I'm a proud American but, you know be fun at any of it. They get down to nine then, again, they get down to eight they get down to seven. They get down to six five four three two and then some people drop out, eventually, they get to, to get to a finalist and a semi-finalist to people, the person with the most votes parliament and the second most votes doesn't matter what order they in. That's the ballot that goes to the hundred and forty thousand. Electors. Hundred and forty thousand members of parliament. So if you get seventy thousand and one year the next prime minister Boris Johnson is heavily favored. I mean I should look up Ladbrokes. There's a. Betting house right in Ladbrokes online betting you can't use it till legal in the United States. But Ladbrokes always has a, a political thing broke prime minister. Let's see where the odds are this morning. I think for Johnson is the prohibitive favorite. But, but you never know until you actually find Ladbrokes in prime minister because they are constantly changing, and there's a big they call them big beasts. Big players. Michael Hesseltine, John Major people have been former prime minister and defence ministers and stuff like that. Right now. Boris Johnson is a five to four favorite. To become the next Tory leader. And that's prime minister Dominic Robb is a four to one favorite. Andrea lead sin is a ten to one favorite Andrea led. Some though, who's a lever remaining, excuse me. She's a remainder. Andrea, led some picks up no. No support this morning. Michael go visit tend to one. Jeremy hunt is at twelve to one and Peggy more. Dan, is it twenty to one saw Javi is at twenty two one. Those are really the only potentials when Jeremy hunt picked up, amber Rudd today, who was herself a sixty six to one player he'll go up. I think when they published the next odds, it'll be Johnson. Rob led some and hunt and it may be Johnson hunt, because the people don't really wanna leave. The people who are really remains at heart who think this is stupid, and I don't think it's stupid. I'm for them people vote. You got to do it people vote, they're all going to rally around someone. The idea is to the final round Dominic Robb just wants to get to the final round because he thinks. That the remains will prefer him to Boris and the contest is underway, and it's going to be wrapped up by July the contest is underway, and the vetting is the market is open, go back. And, you know if you're if it's legal, if you're in Great Britain, you can go bet. But I, I gotta tell you, I do not believe it makes sense to put a nother remainder in his and I'm very impressed with Jeremy hot. So is the president. I just don't think it makes a lick of sense to nominate someone for job when they were opposed to Brexit. I really really don't the timetable, by the way. For the election. I was looking at the guardian new rule one hundred sixty thousand conservative members and they will they will be casting their ballots, the week beginning July twenty second. So we are a good eight weeks away. And I'll bring you up dates on this. But you can get familiar with the names Boris Johnson Jeremy hunt. Dominic Robb Andrea led. Some, those are the ones you need to know. 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Friend or foe? Unpacking Trump's UK visit

The Heat

05:07 min | 2 years ago

Friend or foe? Unpacking Trump's UK visit

"Joining me now to talk about the ship. And Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom is Simon marks he is chief correspondent featured store, new seven great to have you with us lovely to be here. Now we've often heard about the special relationship and to be fed there is much in this relationship that strong, these two countries have a common language. Of course, historic links. They have a strategic relationship, which goes back a long way. But looking at it today. Do you still see as a special relationship? I think there is no question that it is a special relationship. It is not necessarily any longer. The only special relationship, and there is no question that it has been somewhat bruised and battered since Donald Trump became president of the United States. This is a president who has never hesitated to pull the rug out from beneath to recent may at every possible opportunity. During the course of the last couple of years now, the relationship, obviously is only ever as strong as the prime minister of Britain, and the president of the United States, personal relationship. I one of the earliest stories I covered as a journalist was the visit to London by Ronald Reagan in nineteen Eighty-eight speech that he made the guilt all and Margaret Thatcher was there. And, you know, the two of them were absolutely philosophically ideological soulmates. They got. Along like a house on fire. The special relationship in, when, in many ways, was never more special than it was at that point, take a look at another relationship. Tony blair. And George W Bush. They didn't come from a shared political background, Tony Blair labour party. Prime minister George W Bush conservative Republican and yet they forged a relationship so special that ultimately it consigned Tony Blair in the minds of many Brits to the as sheep of history because of his decision to join in the invasion of Iraq. So this is a relationship that has weathered a number of different outlooks and dynamics, but at the end of the day, those shed language the shared language, the sense of shared history, commemorating, the seventy fifth anniversary of d day, President Trump described while he was in London as perhaps the greatest liberation in history. I mean that underpins relationship. That I think, at least for the feast Siebel future will always be a very important bilateral relationship. But as you say, President Trump has pulled the rug from under to resume several times, he hasn't just don't resumes down to other allies. Well is the United States in Britain still trusted as now while sixty seven percent of the British public say that they don't have a favorable view of President, Donald Trump, and that partly fueled the protests that could be seen on the streets of London during the course of the last few days, but look, I, I mean, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher's relationship was such Margaret Thatcher was often accused of turning Britain into America's floating aircraft carrier in Europe. Tony Blair was accused of being George W Bush's poodle by his opponents. So the relationship is, always a lopsided relationship the size of the American economy dwarfs the size of the British economy. The size of America's military. He might dwarfs, what is now Britain's somewhat tawny armed forces, and yet the relationship endures, and it is, actually a Matic if you're British Prime minister, or an American president the, you still talk in hallowed and revered terms about that special relationship. One of the reasons you do that is from an American perspective. Nothing Americans light more than wallowing in a bit of pump and pageantry that only Britain can can really do the way it, does it. And if your British Prime minister, you know, that Americans equally love going on holiday to the United States, and they love listening to American music and watching American TV shows so there's the cultural aspects to this that also underpin it as you point out lots of ceremony on the Monday of Trump's visit to the United Kingdom and on Tuesday, they did get done some business. The president met with resumes. Cabinet had a meeting with her as well. And I'm wondering how much substance can? We attach to this visit because to raise a may is on her way out. Yeah. I mean she's a here today. Gone tomorrow, prime minister, I mean, yes, there was pumping pageantry on day one. There's only one issue that's at the heart of all of this really and its trade if Britain leaves the European Union, and Donald Trump gave voice to his view once again that he believes the United Kingdom should leave the European Union. The UK will have to strike a trade deal bilaterally with the United States and US trade negotiators. No Britain will be desperate for a trade deal, and that potentially they will have Britain over a barrel in those negotiations. And at the end of the day from an American perspective all the other stuff is background music to trying to advance that trade conversation because the American see a massive opportunity that

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"tony blair" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"And by association. Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows? That's when I first started making the associated, I still don't know if it happens, I the last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it, and I don't I'm still asking the question. But it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how. A whole bunch of Washington, establishment types, Democrats, in media, haven, Bush and thought he was a cowboy and then, even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy Bush's Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror into Iraq. The people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that had happened, the one thing I can George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was if that if that is what was happening at the Intel community had turned on Bush amber running a scam. He'll even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof, he would never acknowledge it. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be back.

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"tony blair" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on WTVN

"By sociation Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows? That's when I first started making the association, I still don't know if it happens, I the last caller talked about this, though. I have a conclusive opinion on it, and I don't I'm still asking the question. But it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how a whole bunch of Washington establishment types Democrats, in media haven Bush and thought he was a cowboy and then even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy bushes Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror into Iraq. The people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that had happened the one thing, I George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was have if that if that is what was happening if the Intel community turned on Bush amber running a scam. He'll even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof. You never acknowledge it. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be back after this..

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"tony blair" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on 710 WOR

"By sociation Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows? That's when I first started making the associates and I still don't know if it happens the last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it. I don't I'm still asking the question, but it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how a whole bunch of Washington establishment types Democrats, in media haven Bush and thought he was a cowboy and then even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy bushes Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror indoor rock people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that had happened, the one thing I can George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was have if that if that is what was happening at the Intel community turned on Bush ama- running a scam. He'll even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof. You never acknowledge it. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be back after this..

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"tony blair" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on KTRH

"And by association. Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows? That's when I first started making the associated, I still don't know if it happens, I the last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it, and I don't I'm still asking the question. But it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how. Whole bunch of Washington, establishment types, Democrats, in media haven, Bush and thought he was a cowboy in an even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy bushes Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror indoor rock that people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that happened the one thing I can George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was have if that if that is what was happening if the Intel community turned on Bush amber running a scam. He'll even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof, he would never acknowledge it. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be.

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"tony blair" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"And by association. Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows? That's when I first started making the associated, I still don't know if it happens, I the last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it. I don't I'm still asking the question, but it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how a whole bunch of Washington establishment types Democrats, in media haven Bush and thought he was a cowboy and then even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy Bush's Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror indoor rock that people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that had happened, the one thing I can George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was have if that if that is what was happening if the Intel community turned on Bush amber running a scam. He'll even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof would never acknowledge. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be back after America's.

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"tony blair" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on KTOK

"And by association. Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows don't. That's when I first started making the association, I still don't know if it happens. I the last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it, and I don't I'm still asking the question. But it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how a whole bunch of Washington establishment types Democrats, in media haven Bush and thought he was a cowboy and then even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy Bush's Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror into Iraq. The people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that had happened, the one thing I can George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was have if that if that is what was happening if the Intel community turned on Bush amber running a scam. He'll even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof you would never acknowledge it. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be back after America's.

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"tony blair" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"And by sociation Tony Blair in the UK, and any number of our other allies, that joined the coalition to drive Saddam out of Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction. Well, who knows? That's when I first started making this. Oh, say I still don't know if it happens the last caller talked about this as though I have a conclusive opinion on it, and I don't I'm still asking the question. But it never occurred to me until I saw what they're capable of with, with Trump. And then. I know how a whole bunch of Washington establishment types Democrats, in media haven Bush and thought he was a cowboy and then even after nine eleven they still tried to destroy Bush's Iraq war effort. After getting rid of Saddam the effort to continue the war on terror into Iraq people trying to undermine that. And that's when I began to wonder if we're seeing the same kind of thing play out here with with Trump. Now, if that had happened the one thing, I George W Bush will never acknowledge, if that were what was that, if that is what was happening at the Intel community turned on Bush have a running a scam healed, even if it were shown to him as with conclusive proof, he would never acknowledge it. But you have to wonder that's all I'm saying. And I am we'll be back after this..

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 Fears rise over US conflict with Iran

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:22 min | 2 years ago

Fears rise over US conflict with Iran

"As American warships and warplanes make their way to the Gulf much of the rest of the world is in a spin over the increasing tensions between the US and Iran on Monday. The French foreign ministers on flute Riyan called for Europeans to remain United on their support for the Iranian nuclear deal. The Russian Foreign Minister Sega lever of said something similar not long after. And then the Saudis way didn't think to oil tankers with the targets of acts of sabotage off the coast of the U A and pointed the finger directly at the Iranians will tell us more about how everybody else is behaving joined by robot folks from London's Evening Standard newspaper, a very warm. Welcome fight. This tier Robert let's set the parameters. I it's been said the chances of the US and Iran going to to to war are pretty low despite all the sabre-rattling by Washington except for one thing and we've been here before tonight. It's John Bolton both has throughout much of his recent diplomatic. Life. That's par. Ten years. These being obsessed with Iran, go back to nine eleven and where Rumsfeld when he Defense Secretary switched very quickly from Afghanistan. Remember to Iraq was really the problem after all invaded Iraq disastrously in two thousand and three even at that point. So I'm getting more than ten years. John Bolton was calling from the side saying, no, no, no, the real problem with Iran. We've got to deal with Iran that was a very revealing interview type profile will profile type had view in the New Yorker last month in which they got out reams of quotes from Bolton abide Iran, and it is a gained his a game of bluff don't blind man's bluff that's sending a carrier on rotation less sending a command and control ship that can land six hundred US marines. Why do they? You need them. They've got a big base at Doha and saying behave Iran and you'll breaking this apnea, and the Iranians as usual are playing it by the book one name, we have to bring in new should very odd. And I think is real joker in the Pank is Jeremy hunt, the not very powerful foreign secretary, foreign minister of the not very powerful UK. But the fact that the U K is being cautious about backing the US. At this stage is a break with president think of Tony Blair think of Jack Straw, and two thousand two and two thousand three and I think that this is why it is looking very difficult. But the other person who will be whispering in Botende air, or at least Kushner's the son-in-law of the prime minister of the preposition is bound be Benjamin Netanyahu. So you brought in. Three nations of the United States one of the main place. Jeremy hunt from the u k Benjamin Netanyahu from Israel. I've spoken about France and Russia and the Saudis nothing is happening military insofar as there is no hot conflict, but everybody else is jumping to it. Yes. There's a lot of war talk. Sorry, excuse me. And we mentioned it is Boten. And it does seem that Mike Pompeo the secretary of state seems to be playing some sort of game. But he went to Brussels rather unexpectedly ran into the foreign minister's all of a of of the either virtually or or actually including MRs Bungaree me, the Adam the spikes personal that responsible collectively for for for the EU and put it in sort of coming pollens that he moral less gaunt as far as you can read it through polite. Upmarket newsp- copy, he cut the bum's rush. He the people one buying, you know, we've got its wall. We've got to be really careful about Iran because typical in to the patent it, and they're repeat offenders in this. It's the diplomat. Build up building the case against Iran from the Trump party really hasn't worked.

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"tony blair" Discussed on CONFLICTED

CONFLICTED

13:02 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on CONFLICTED

"Double zero nine double six and doubles zero nine seventy which all the international codes for Saudi Arabia behind respectively, and why those two countries, why did they allow Al Qaeda operatives inside Iran to contact people inside Bahrain and Saudi Arabia because they, these countries were the target because behind is the home of the US, Fifth Fleet in thousands of u s personnel out of station there. And of course, Saudi Arabia is the home of the Saudi monarchy. The greatest obstacle against Iran's, total hegemony of the Middle East. Yes. I mean, that's very interesting because not enough people realize that two months after the invasion of Iraq, the uprising inside Saudi Arabia of Al Qaeda cells that had been planted there in the preceding years occurred, Osama bin Laden thought following the invasion of Iraq, that anti-american sentiment would be so. So strong inside Saudi Arabia that ordinary Saudi civilians would answer his call to rise up and overthrow the government there. So he pressed go on a series of day, shis, bombings shootings kidnappings beheadings that ravaged the kingdom for three years, all the while America is in Iraq and the jihadists, there are causing havoc as well. You must have been aware that this was all going on. You were intimately involved in countering. The Al Qaeda campaign inside Saudi Arabia ended that campaign actually also had considerable links with the group in Iraq. That's begun to emerge, and had strong links anti-stalking by that because many Saudis, went also toppling to Iraq defied that against America was, that's the irony that, in fact, the radicalized Saudis, in general did not respond to al-qaeda's call to attack their own government. What they did is they went to Iraq and attack the Americans more than three thousand Saudis. At least went to fight an Iraq. Many of them died that so had you still been in the organization properly, not as a double agent. But as a true believer, you think you would have rallied to are always 'cause or do you think you would have been one of those scratching their heads thinking, this is not the right way to go. Well, if I was still possessing the same mentality when I gave my allegiance to Osama bin Laden, the ultimate ninety seven I would say, yes, I would have gone to fight an hour off because it was pure case of an aggressive war, that has no just caused whatsoever towards pure invasion in. So I would have gotten in unfold against the American. But of course, basically, I mean by that time, you know, my allegiance was completely different. The was the atmosphere with an al-qaeda during the, the high water Mark of our. He's reign of terror, particularly tents. Were they on the lookout for double agents like yourself? Did you feel ever that you were being scrutinized, especially strongly at this time? The, the irony was that, while I was less paranoid. Of course they were extremely paranoid organization, but they managed even to be less paranoid before nine eleven because they were comfortable. They had their own comes. They have their own structure of ghanistan on, and they were less INA paranoid. But that atmosphere was far more difficult to work in, because you are in when you are there, you are seen by multitude of people seeing you in New York, praying next to them, you are in eighteen next to them. So you are scrutinized by a large number of people who are together within the same tent. Let's put it this way after nine eleven I'll car themselves became so paranoid, so paranoid that would always worried about infiltration. But in a what helped me there, even though the paranoia was higher, but it was easier environment to work in because I was always dealing only with. Very few people because it was sells sells, he sells their cell here. I sell there, so they were separated. So I'm not scrutinized by large number of people at the same time, but scrutinized by few people I didn't given time, which means that I can't deploy my own charm offensive to win them over. Did you ever come close to being discovered? No, it was before other than after nine eleven dot in people. Basically, were more suspicious even though they were less paranoid. So it shows basically that is not necessarily that the general paranoia could actually be a positive or negative for you. It's all about the structure of the organization. You are infiltrating, if it is sold struck showed with a center that is vibrant it's more difficult to infiltrated than if you infiltrate just individual cells, not dimension. Of course, the fact as we mentioned before that many of our car as talented bombmakers wear either captured or killed. The lack of talent after nine eleven open the door wide for me to be welcomed into, you know, several cells on that enabled me, basically to throughout several plots happening. So the issue here was that, if the Americans really wanted to end the phenomenon of apply that unto finish it. They should have stayed in Ghana STAN and finish the job there. And then a guard a was really throwing the last two or three breasts, but somehow, somehow, the Americans just wear fixated without council dumb Hussein who pose no threat to what so ever to American British European or even regional interests. No WMD's the famous WMD's weapons of mass destruction. I what, of course, as Scott Ritter, another u n WMD inspectors always. Defy that know it's almost impossible to think that Iraq has retained any credible capability in terms of production or storage. So what are they know what are the chemical weapons to? It's been what almost in the fifteen years since the invasion, you would have thought that someone would have found them by now. So really with the invasion of Iraq and everything that followed. You have a clash of two totalitarian ideologies, or totaling ideologies, and actually underneath them. There is something like a similar religiosity. Obviously, the religiosity of Al Qaeda is well known. This is the end of times the prophecies are coming. True caliphate will be reborn at cetera et cetera. But even on the Neo con site and its allies, like Tony Blair in the UK, there was this undercurrent of fervent Christian piety, Tony, Blair and George, W Bush, praying together, the evening before the launch of the war, the sense that George W Bush, certainly had. And I think that if you look into his eyes Tony Blair clearly has of being elected by some. Kind of destiny to bring about peace harmony democracy, liberalism prosperity to the whole world. There's something mad there. Yeah. The end of a battle for gun. I mean, that doesn't look. In combatant to for them has say in America seemed like a pizza delivery. Boy clueless. Didn't know basically what they were getting into, and how will they basically manage the place and that basically opened the door for Iran to come in and ino, sectarian is in? No. That Akushey out who were mostly secular throughout Saddam Hussein's rule. So suddenly basically, there is a new radical generation, and then the Sunnis who were secular, during dumb Hussein's rule where radicalized by card so far, the came, and I think allies us on these Iran came other Kalis Ashir on suddenly that in miraculous sectarian hominy that existed for almost thousand years and completely disintegrated now Iran is really playing a double game. Iran knows what it's doing is going to radicalize the Iraqi people released a minority of the Iraqi people to make it impossible. For America to achieve any of its objectives in Iraq. One, of course, I remember on the eve of the invasion, when it happened a I used to joke in, too many friends, used to say, well, yeah, they invaded Iran country. I mean, if you want to establish democracy, while, do you actually go after a secular Arab nationalist country. I mean what did you go after a radical fanatics theocratic country, just next door. Iran will I mean, God help us, if America decides to invade Iran ends don't take things like that lying down deeds and you know, in my opinion, there shouldn't be any invasion of anyone whatsoever. No unless someone directly an infamy. I'm one of those people who, again controversially in supported the war in Afghanistan, and I believe, basically, it was a just Cho's to remove the Taliban because they have at someone who attacked America on a big scale. And of course, I can you can't be in a pathetic. Pacifist, basically saying, oh no, no, no invasion. We're not like. The problem. Now, of course, eight invasion would have solved. The problem again, if they stayed the cost just another year with immense firepower and with good planning using special forces, there would have finish up, though. What's happened? Is that a car, they relocated to, and that's where called a destiny fate? Whatever luck that one of the most psychopathic Jihadist happened to take over the reins of leadership of the jihad calls, and I must did you ever meet him? And, you know, him you met most of are calling my goodness, bring the bomb experts back in. So of them. I would say basically that my first encounter with him was an late nineteen ninety nine when he arrived to gunnison specifically to hubbub camp. Hubbub, of course, is the most famous must've, but maker allied ever, HUD. So what, what kind of man was he? What was what was your? I mean I we mostly Kobe during his reign at the top of Al Qaeda in Iraq. He unleashed an unbelievable. Tidal wave of Jihadist terror across the country when you met him. What was your impression of him? Give him when I said in the fast podcast, that my first impression of Loudon is very different from everyone's impression because I saw him when he was just refugee London for plane coming from Sadun looking, disheveled exactly wearing these needs, you know, crease-free, robes and turbans, Cohee that a call. We know he's not the same guy who the world met through these needs videos, who looked menacing in o- on in your look as, if basically he was about to, you know, have you for breakfast, have your brother for dinner and a half your grandfather for lunch. I mean he looked different when I met him festival. He just came out of prison. Hey, left Jordan after he came out of prison and Kim to have ghanistan on. He just looked at someone basically who is embarking on a big plan, but doesn't know yet how or what shape this plan will take. He just was on. A revenge mission against the Husham. I Royal family of Jordan, and he believed that they were because of stickle to Jehad against the Israelis. So for him there were two very defined targets Jordan, and Israel. So I remember when he came to the camp, he stated his intention, he said to us that he's heated with the become up to train on then to pass that knowledge on to build a separate camp for young Jordanians, and Palestinians, who want to come learn to make bums, and then use that knowledge to destabilize Jordan, and to possibly even cross the border on attack these rallies, that was his plan, nor are nothing. So how, how did they end up in Iraq thin? Well, you see what's happened is that in after two weeks he spent with us? He tried to talk Jordan, as he was always saying he kept through to his word. That he wanted to Jordan, and there was a plot that's failed, but nonetheless, he managed to establish a camp in the north east of gun STAN on the Iranian border on their border and hot and that's come was for Palestinians. Jordanians only then the Americans invaded Afghanistan often than Evan and he escaped on the only route of a scape was two zero on. He went into Iran and there with the help of Kurdish Jihadist from Iraq, and this muggle them into the mountains, just north of sending money in could've done there..

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"tony blair" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Very, but on the other hand, if I was Chinese I'd say, why shouldn't we be great technology. We can be one of the most powerful countries in the world and. Our economy is going to be one of the largest the largest we're going to be a big political power. So why should we be big tech bar? And I would say, okay. I completely understand that. But I think the competition coming out to China because it is a different political system to us means it's all the more important that we as policymakers respond to this tech revolution in the right way. Not the wrong way is the rise of the Chinese tech industry in your view, an existential threat to western liberal democracies? That's a very big statement to make. I think it poses challenges for that'd be put it in that way for the moment, and certainly part of the policy debate that we've got to have this. How do we manage to gain a technological age? So you're in Silicon Valley, you're meeting with companies who are you interested in working with? And what do you want to accomplish interesting with with companies large and small and what we're doing is creating with minds tutor center, the tech in public policy, and the idea is to put change makers and policy makers together in circumstance sweat. We can bring a mutual understanding and out of that should come would I call realizable and sensible policy. My exclusive interview there with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair coming.

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Centrism: the new populism?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

12:32 min | 3 years ago

Centrism: the new populism?

"During these last four years or so of ruction upheaval in the usually stable arena of British politics. It has been commonly supposed that something sometime has to give this week. It did MP's from both of Britain's major parties resigned. Their memberships and gathered together under the banner of the independent group. These MP's are broadly speaking either from the right wing of the left-wing labour party or the left wing of the right wing conservative party accordingly. A not unreasonably the independent group have found themselves characterized if not caricatured as centrists in certain agitated circles, these last few years centrist has become an insult a suggestion that those to whom it is applied are complacent careerists and all snug elitists, but what with one thing and another might centrism nevertheless, be Jew. A revival with a here in the UK or in other countries roiled by populism. What right now too. Centrism really mean, this is the foreign desk. There are certain things that I think people are yearning for to come back into the political debate long term issues that need desperate action climate change ageing society productivity in the economy, what on earth, we're going to do with technological revolution. All of those things have completely been put on the backburner that sense that you give any ground the stop being ideologically. Pure has lost any powers law slaughter sway over people. And that's where I think these of centrism is an insult partly comes from. 'cause it's come to mean being the wishy washy not really standing up believing as opposed to what I think people soup proponents that kind of at UB about what is about rational policy-making when we talk about centrism or the death of centralism what we are also talking about is the rise of ideologues. So by that token, I'm going to say centrism is basically the style of technocratic expert lead consensus. Politics making which seems to be on the way. Hello and welcome to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew moolah. And my first guest today walls, one of the first wave of seven defectors to the new independent group in the UK's house of Commons. Chris Liz Levi member of parliament for Nottingham east left the labor party earlier this week after thirty two years of membership saying labor had been hijacked by the machine politics of the far lift I spoke to Chris Leslie at colors house in Westminster. I started by asking him if he saw the independent group as a centrist movement. I think it is a center ground formation, basically trying to build a consensus around what we have characterized as the main stream values of the country. We worked together on a couple of sides of four of our statement of values the values not so the policy prescription. So we haven't sort of gone into particular details relate. Getting to one particular month of one particular, but we've talked very much about those things that we think cut across that center ground so notions of fair play focusing on opportunity and merit in terms of advancing through society, but also recognizing the importance of responsibility, both individuals having to take some responsibility. But also, the political responsibility international responsibilities. We all have I think the public. Yes. Want compassion in their politics and hate the fact that particularly from the conservative side. Has felt as though is left the vulnerable isolated, but they also care about tax payers money being spent properly with adequate scrutiny those are pretty basic things and sometimes taken for granted. But I think now is a period where we've had to reassert some of those values because the public have have haven't heard that from the main parties for a long time. What's your feeling about? Why centrism though has become it has literally become a term of abuse or centrist has become a turn of abuse, especially within the labor party in this country, which well within living memory prided itself on upholding exactly that you'll have heard this criticism already the idea that the independent group is basically a Tony Blair tribute act. Well, Tony Blair didn't have focused clue what was going on this week. And nobody he's I think he said himself. So we've decided to do our own thing and plow our own for oh, you can't look back to the last century for the answers of for the challenges that are going ahead. There are certain things that I think people are yearning for to come back into the political debate long term issues that need desperate action climate change ageing society in productivity in the economy, what on earth, we're going to do with technological revolution. All of those things have completely been put on the back burner because partly because Brexit has arrived and the main political parties have chosen to sit on the fence or take go down particularly euro-phobic route. So I'm aware that there is this attack that somehow the center ground is a grey scale mash up of those more clear of. Tipple's on either either end of the spectrum. I don't accept that characterization of the center ground. I think the values I hold are just as valid and strong, for example. I do not believe in lese, fair market solutions in all circumstances. I similarly do not believe in status ownership and control so answers in all circumstances. I believe in well-regulated Mark social market economy, which allows enterprise to thrive and helps us generate decent economy. So that the revenues we have pay for our public services and allows government to intervene on things like health and social care and education the basics that we all need to protect those most in need that isn't something that is has been talked about for a long time. And I think people have lost sight of that. But of course, it's it's a complicated thing sometimes to talk about that in a social media age wherein to itunes and sixty characters. Everybody wants to have. A black and white answer to every possible solution. You know, you've either got to be four something or against something and almost debate or nuance has been squeezed out of the body politic. And that is partly I think what hoping there will be a bit of a response to how do you respond to the criticism, which I know you've you've doubtless already heard and certainly going to here again, this is essentially a reanimation on attempt to reanimate the very very thing that the populist revolts from both sides of politics that we've seen were actually a response to. Yes and populism. I think is has is having its moment. I mean, you can see whether it's Trump in the states all happening in in Europe. And of course, it's fueled very much by this sugar, Russian the social media side. You can definitely whip up a lot of anger if you are a populist. But I think we now we've now coming to a point where that needs to be an antidote to populism insofar as I actually think if you build a populist appeal essentially on false promises that the solution to everybody's problem is something to do with stopping immigration, for instance, if you're coming from the right wing or that if everything is owned and controlled by an individual pulling levers in the treasury, then then everything will be fine that that those false promises will be found out. You know, one of the things I've worried about in the labor party has been the constant sort of tendency to go into making impossible promises, particularly on the on spending, which couldn't really be fulfilled and most people know in their hearts, they couldn't really be fulfilled without jeopardizing the economy, you know, everybody wants everything for free. But actually when you start asking, well d- mind, I ask how are you going to pay for it or where's the money coming from those difficult decisions have have been airbrushed out of the populist. Script and they don't want to have to confront some of those things. But as Trump is finding out in the states when it comes to fulfilling those promises that got him elected. He's now struggling with with when reality bites and similarly the populist movements are going to have to face that. And unless we have the confidence to call out. Snake oil salesman that actually they are peddling things that are not that are not realistic or achievable, then then the populace will continue to win if as seems likely for the next while anyway, the independent group is going to be thought of as what constitutes centrism in British politics. And I say that with all due respect to the Liberal Democrats how quickly and how practically I guess do you do you figure out how to stop? I think it's fair to say that right now, you'll see as being defined in terms of what you're not which is to say, you're not the hard left labor party. And you're not the cranky eurosceptic head bangers of the conservative party. How soon are you able do you think to start to finding yourselves in terms of what you are? Well, I hope from day one we've tried to have a positive and constructive set of values set out in on our website and on the put that we have from. Day one because it isn't just about what is wrong with the the main parties, it is very much about the values. We want to take forward now that isn't a full policy program or manifesto. We haven't even got the structures yet, we've got to have our inaugural meetings, and so forth and talk about you know, what roles people are going to do all of that is still to be to be discussed. But. You know, those positive values in the centre ground that echo as a microcosm of mainstream society. I believe we've had a good go at articulating those hope over the next few weeks and months people will look at that. And start to say, yeah, I understand where that's coming from. It is not about an ideological approach to understanding society or funding solutions it's about an evidence based approach to moving through public policy. Trying to take a longer term attitude to the way. Different challenges are addressed. But from a set of values that I think are certainly ones that I've always felt quite strongly about but people have to read them make their own judgment. And it's up to them. It's up to the public part of this is about also not. You know to to really push back at this notion that the party's own voters. Oh, this is a labor seat or this is a conservative area parties shouldn't own voters. They should earn votes from people. And I think we need a little bit more challenge to say stop being complacent. We want to try and earn votes by engaging with people and their interests and their attitudes. And hopefully, we'll try we'll try and do that. But it won't be a straight won't be a straight line. There will be ups and downs. If people are looking for disagreements between those of us who've come together, I'm sure they will be able to find them the nature of being an independent group is that we are going to take different stances between us, but I think we'll be able to tolerate those because in normal life people can tolerate different opinions. But somehow along the road, certainly within the labour party tolerance became forbidden. And you had to literally sign oaths of loyalty this past weekend to the great leader, and in a very intolerant environment, and that cultural changes of really really strong part of what we want to try and achieve that was Chris Leslie MP of the independent group.

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"tony blair" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

14:07 min | 3 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on Amanpour

"Pretty confused right now, by the way, just to make this point. And I should say this in defense of my country in Britain remains a serious in great nation. We'll get through this one way or another. And even if we end up doing Brexit, which I passionately hope we don't get an we'll move forward. So don't anyone who writes off will be making a mistake. And but I agree. Our politics is pretty confusing right now even to those of us involvement. What I've been saying to the European leaders is is not you should support a second referendum. That's not their business. It's up to us to decide the way forward. What I've been saying to them is the underlying causes of Brexit. The immigration issue anxiety about cultural and national identity. These are underlying issues everywhere in Europe today. I mean, the last thirty months hasn't just turn British politics on its head. You look around Europe. And you'll know this Christie, I'm very well for the analysis. You do the interviews with people in Europe. I mean, the truth is the whole of European politics is convulsed at the moment. And that's why the sensible thing in my view is for Britain to think again, but Europe to think again to realize that that it's going to have to come to a different type of settlement around issues to do with my Gration and identity and this going to have to recognize that in the future. Those countries that part of the euro-zone are going to integrate in the different way. And in a big away, those countries outside it, and so what I've really been discussing with the European leaders is it's all business to build a support for going back to the people. But should we do? So you guys should think carefully. Also about what you can say that helps a process of Europe staying together and staying together some potent for Europe as well Britain coming out of Europe. It's not just bad for Britain is very bad for your if as well, again, I'm assuming you're putting that case to the European leaders you meet there right now. But let me ask you finally, our final question about the point of Davos, all these years later, you know, very, well, the Davos is considered these sort of hobnobbing of the elite the very people who through so many millions of people around the world into the calamity that they find themselves in now and led to the rise of populism. Let me just play you this little soundbite from. A guy who's kind of going viral right now on gear dust, who's just written this book winner takes all the charade of the global elites look what he just told me I dove should end. I think it should be canceled this year and should should end going forward. It is a family reunion for the people who in my view broke the modern world. I mean, you can't argue with that, right? Gotten look. The easiest line in the world to by the way. I tell you what I do when I come to doubles. So later today, I'll be meeting three of my presidents from Africa. They broke the economic system. I'll be meeting a whole lot of people from multilateral institutions who work in the developing world, I'm here because my institute was not for profit works in in some of the poorest parts of the world trying to help them and to be fair the people who come here the discussing series issues. So the easiest play in the world. They, oh, you know, all these people are coming along here the global elite and so on. And by the way. These arguments about cultural identity nationalism in my experience, you elites on either side of the argument, so devils it is what it is. It's it's an opportunity for people to come a network on issues of importance and some people may come here who billionaires from different parts of the world. But other people come because some of the issues discussing hair important on that note. Tony Blair, former prime minister, thank you for joining me. Thanks, very much Christiane will the best. Now, President Trump would also have been in Davos, but he canceled because its shutdown which is now hitting the one month. Mark he seems as far away from a deal with Democrats. The British Prime minister does on a deal for Brexit. And it's important to remember that this is not just a political, but it is a humanitarian crisis government workers and contractors keep missing out on their paychecks. Which for many means trouble paying rent utilities and even buying food. Jay, David, Cox, senior is president of the American federation of government employees. His union sued the administration earlier this month for making some of his members work without pay. And he's joining me now from Washington mister cogs, welcome to the program. Thank you very much for having me on today. Just tell me the, you know, the way you'll suit lies do have any hope of winning this. Have you tried this before we? We have tried it before and we got a favorable ruling and the past and winning the suit, however with a partial government shutdown our Justice system now shut down an America. So therefore the case can't move forward. Eight hundred thousand people are being required. Either go to work without pay or sent home from their jobs through no fault of their own with this government shutdown that President Trump and majority leader Mitch McConnell have imposed on the American people. I mean cuff guys go one hand, you're saying you suing the government, but the the ministry in charge. So to speak is is also out. So it can't process. It just tell me what are the grounds of your lawsuit on what basis are you suing? We're sewing for the fact that the laws require employees to be paid at least the minimum wage and employees have not been paid the minimum wage because they've received zero. In their paycheck. So therefore, they weren't paid properly. Also, the law requires employers to be paid Tom and a half for overtime. And again, they were not paid for anything. So the lawsuit deals with that. We believe we will prevail in the end. But currently eight hundred thousand federal employees are literally in soup kitchen lines asked him for free meals trying to barter as a President Trump said for the rent for the mortgage payments car payments. They are suffering tremendously going to work every day, but not being paid on pay day. I think one of the things that really sort of illustrates this kind of desperation is always when people need to survive by using food stamps, and even that is at risk of grinding to a halt, tell me what the status of the food stamp issue is right now, and how many of your work is that would affect. The food stamp program is ministered by the department of agriculture, which President Trump and majority leader Mitch McConnell have chosen to shutdown will not open at the current time. So therefore, the food stamp program snap as called is getting in jeopardy. There are many people that are working for the federal government. Now who are receiving no income would be eligible for it. But again, those resources are starting to dry up also because of this partial government shutdown. We're back to all Senator McConnell needs to do is call for a vote in the United States Senate to open up the government, the president's on the low and continue to operate our government, Mr. cokes. I don't know whether it's just me, but I feel that the advice of government agencies right now for workers like the ones you represent to hold Yod sales will try. Getting a side job as a dog Walker or a babysitter. I mean is awfully callous that. What is it doing to the morale of your people? The morale is a rock bottom TSA or transportation security officers who have done a superb job in this country protecting this country ever since the nine eleven and a great job. They're not being paid. They are the some of the lowest paid federal employees in this country. They are struggling they make about forty thousand dollars a year. They're living paycheck to paycheck, many of them. Do not have the resources to get to work to buy groceries to provide for their families. But yet the required to go to work every day or either they faced disciplinary adverse action could lose their jobs, and they're very dedicated civil servants very dedicate, we've have heard a lot about some of the most crucial because you just mentioned I mean, all of them are obviously, but to work in such a high stress high security area as the or even the eh traffic controllers and other people, you know, it must add considerably to the stress. And this forget you once worked for a government agency. How does it sit with you to hear other government workers being told just either don't come to work all all don't expect to paycheck come to work? Well, it does not set. Well, I went through a government shutdown lockout and nineteen ninety five ninety six my wife, and I both worked for the government. The department of veterans affairs. Neither one of us was paid on payday. We had young children we had to buy groceries. So it was a very difficult situation. That's what we're having to occur now with TSA, and we don't talk much about the fact because correctional officers and all of our federal penitentiaries bureau prisons, they're being required to work without pay and very dangerous jobs guarding us from some of the most heinous criminals in this country who are being fed every day, but they don't have enough money to buy food for their own children. So you mentioned that you once a government official fat you won't for the Veterans Administration. And right now, the head of the Veterans Administration is really angry and demanding an apology from your union because some local leaders. Suggested that the pressures of this shutdown could particularly effect vulnerable veterans where the and and potentially lead to suicides. And he's very angry is demanded an apology. Tell me where you stand on that. What why would you local leaders said that is that evidenced in that regard? Yes. That local leader is a service connected. Disabled veteran in this country. He works and the bureau prisons. He's a local president. He has hundreds of correctional officers coming to him continuously saying look, my children need food. My mortgage is due by car payment is due. I'm pay my bills. Wow. Are you going to get the government to pay me my paycheck on payday and yet Mr. Trump is not paying on pay day? And for the secretary of the VA to say that about a service connected. Disabled veteran is unconscionable. I cannot believe that the secretary of the depar-. Of veterans affairs would say that I worked in psychiatry, I'm registered nurse. I understand about disabled veterans, and we need to show compassion for our veterans in this country and a third of the men and women locked out of their jobs, not being paid in this country right now, our veterans, and I say shame on the secretary of the department of veterans affairs for even say such a thing about a man or woman that served their country. I mean, it really does bring it home very, very Stockley. So I think I hear you saying and many others have said that all these workers being used essentially as bogging chips full political process of political game of chicken in Washington. Do you see any way out of this impasse? As you stand. Right now is this hits since one month? Mark. Yes. It's a very simple way out of the past. So turn McConnell always got to do is allow vote in the Senate on the legislation that the house has passed that legislation will pass overwhelmingly with a veto proof. Majority of Democrats and Republicans send it to the president and allow the president to sign the legislation. There's a simple way out except Senator McConnell does not seem to want to do that. He doesn't want to upset the president. We have our system of checks and balances and our government. That's what congress opposed to do federal employees need to be paid. They're required to work all workers want to be paid on payday. They shouldn't be asking for a handout, they should just be getting their fair wages on pay very very briefly because I'm running out of time shouldn't the work because then be out in the streets protesting. How do you put you on the Republican majority? Leader to do something, but often things don't happen unless there is pressure on these haven't seen people out on the streets in this shutdown workers who are being witted. We have been having protest every day. We've had them all over the country. There's continuous protests. There will be a protest Tamara on Capitol Hill. There's been protests in front of the White House workers have been constantly protesting. Many in the religious faith community are beginning to protest because in the book of Loretta says that you know, that you not shown out rob from anyone that you shall pay your hired hand before the day comes to an end. It's unconscionable that the United States government would not pay its employees ease who are going to work every day providing services to the American people and all those visit our great country. Jay, David, Cox, president of one of the biggest unions affecting so many government workers. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. Thank you so much for having today.

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"tony blair" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

09:05 min | 3 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on Amanpour

"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of affordable eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five visits any today at Zanny dot com slash CNN. Hello, everyone and welcome to on four. Here's what's coming up. The elite gathering Davos, but the big guns staying away from wall. Trump is absent is federal shutdown squeezing, maybe a million government workers. I'll talk to a union leader. Britain's Theresa May is absent I'll talk to the former Prime Minister Tony Blair about the Brexit mess and China's G is absent while his Konami is slowing and a tit for tat with Canada is escalating I'll speak with a former ambassador to Beijing, plus discourse or discord are at least Menendez speaks to the highly controversial website editor who's questioning everything from race issues to feminism. Welcome to the program, everyone, I'm Christiane Amanpour in London. You could very easily be excused for not quite getting Brexit or frankly, not even beginning to understand the whole process in a turbulent world. It's a slow moving story about bureaucracy backroom dealing and how to honor a referendum that was held back in two thousand sixteen offering no facts about the future right now, the UK remains in the European Union. But in less than seventy days, it leaves the problem is Britain has no exit agreement yet experts say that if it leaves the EU like that on March twenty ninth hurling itself off a cliff. The economic impact will be disastrous. Meantime, the British parliament has roundly rejected prime minister May's deal and the plan b she brought forward on Monday looks an awful lot like plan the drama in parliament, some say the soap opera. Has made this story oddly compelling around the world, even in the United States where this government dysfunction is looking a lot like that government dysfunction. So what's to be done? I've been speaking to Tony Blair, the former British Prime minister who tells me that it's time now to take the choice back to the British people with another referendum. Tony Blair, welcome to the program. Thank you. Well, so you you very well known to Americans and not just Americans, but people around the world scratching their head now after two and a half years of this and trying to figure out which way is up about Brexit. So I wonder if you could explain what's going on. Let me just read you a little from the Wall Street Journal, they have an essay entitled the great Brexit breakdown. And it says from the spectacle of the UK undergoing the national political equivalent of a nervous breakdown has been a source of head scratching the country wants defined by stiff upper lip has been indulging in a kind of orgy of public history. Awnings more commonly associated with Latin American telenovelas, what do you say to that? As a former prime minister. Well, it's it's a pretty difficult time for us. So loop situation is is the country voted to leave the European Union June twenty sixteen since then we've had thirty months negotiation. And what the negotiations really revealed is that in the end Britain faces a choice of two different futures. It can either stay close to the trading system of the European Union because we've been four and a half decades in Europe. So you've got a host of commercial relationships investment relationships. Trading relationships for four and a half decades, our economy has been trading within the European system. And roughly sixty percent of our trade is governed by European arrangements. So you can either stay close to that trading system. But in which case Europe's going to say, okay, if you want access to our markets like you have the access now you've got to keep to our rules. Right. You can't you can't join the club or be part of the club and have your own rules. So that's one Brexit. But the problem with that is it immediately leads you to the question. Well, what's the point of Briggs it if the purpose of breaks, it is to break free of all those rules. If you stay part of the. European system. People say, well, we've left, but we've not left. Okay. So that's one alternative the other alternative is that you do what the the hard. Brexit is the true breaks. It is in a way really want. You get out of the single market of Europe. It's unique trading system. You get out of the customs union, you break free of all those rules. But then since business is going to be severely disrupted by that. Because you've been trading within this system for a long time. Then it's going to be painful. And so what's the point? This is what's the price? And the trouble is painful pointless is not a good choice. So really what these thirty months of done. The prime minister is trying to reach agreement. She eventually has come out with the deal. That's frankly, neither one nor the other and parliament split parliament's Griddle. Right. So parliament here we are. I mean, you've just I think just going to new slogan was the point versus what's the price? That's pretty interesting. Now, we all know where. You stand as former prime ministers. Former leader of the labour party. You obviously were remain. You remain remain. And you want a second referendum is that wishful thinking at this point. Or do you believe seriously, politically that momentum is seriously moving towards a second referendum? Yes. I think it is moving that way. Look a year ago when I said this I think eighteen months ago when I first said that people dismissed it as as fantasy indefinitely as wishful thinking. But no, I think is carry on. And you see the mess of this negotiation. Look parliament, Konta -gree. You've got the prime minister subject to a no confidence vote from her own party. And then from the parliament, okay, she survived both. But you got one part of the cabinet saying one thing another part of the cabinet. This is the cabinet saying another thing, I don't think it's unreasonable. No circumstances to say, we gotta take this back to the British people to resolve exit. First of all said they wanted to leave now when we're. Grid-locked? They've got to resolve the gridlock. So would just for you know, an exercise in this. What would you put as the questions for second referendum? It cannot be the same question. Yes. Or no in all out as the last one in two thousand sixteen I think the thing is you can do the question one of two ways. I mean, some people are saying in parliament that you can have a question that is it were has staying or close to Europe or breaking free from Europe. So you can have an options. I mean. I mean, I think they're. Some difficulties with that. But you could do that alternatively. You just take the two things that really have public support. I mean in every single published opinion poll, there are two propositions that have support one is staying the other is what I will call true Brexit. In other words, you break free of that trading system. You're prepared to go through the pain because you think it's so important to be free of the European Union, and you could have a referendum with that simple choice. So I didn't do the questions that difficult. The real issue is people say look we made our decision June twenty sixteen if you go back and ask the people again, that's that's dishonoring the mandate of June twenty sixteen to which my answer is. Yep. But we can't we don't know precisely what that mandate is now because you got different versions of Brexit, even thirty months of negotiation. Our knowledge of what has happened is infinitely greater is not really a democratic outrage to go back and ask the. People again. Okay. Well, the current prime minister, that's your view is the former prime minister, the Cairo Prime Minister Theresa may has said exactly the opposite. She's implied that it's anti-democratic that it's akin to a coup. I mean, those on her words, but others have used it, and even some Tories and some members of your own party have used the specter of social unrest should the country. Go to what they call it a very divisive another referendum. Here's what the prime minister said just yesterday in parliament. I've said many times my deep concerns about returning to the British people for a second referendum argue is to implement the decision of the first one, I fear a second referendum would set difficult precedent that could have significant implications. The how we handle referendums in this country. Not least not least strengthening the hand of those campaigning to break up. Our United Kingdom.

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"tony blair" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

06:44 min | 3 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

"By going to ZipRecruiter dot com slash GPS. I'm back now with Tony Blair who joins us from the offices of the Tony Blair institute for global change in London. You've said Tony that you think that the Europeans should almost help Britain, not Brexit. They should speak out. What do you think about the the Americans? It has been historically. American policy to support a unified Europe. Because there was a feeling. This was the other great centre of, you know, the rule of law and values like human rights and open trade and open politics, but the Trump administration seventy Donald Trump has openly cheered Brexit is the debate often have with people in the United States is that if you think the big challenges wig phase. You know, how we deal with the fact that by the middle of the century, you'll get into live in a multipolar world where the power of China is very significant and lodge alongside the power of America. You could have India as well, you can have three super pas by the middle of the century. In those circumstances, the west should stay United and Europe should stand alongside America. Because in the end, whatever differences there are interest. We have in common and most important our values. We have them Kalman countries, the believe in democracy and freedom and the rule of law. These are important values in a world where one of the other centers of power China is going in the sentence to be challenging not just for power. But also offering a different system of government in those circumstances to pull Britain the distribution Lee being the country that if you like bridges the Atlantic most easily to pull Britain out of Europe's damaging America's not just damaging European. I would say damage. For Britain to so all of these issues to do with independent nations wanting to assert their identity. We've we've got to resolve those without breaking up that essential structure of the European Union that allows Europe to be United and to be a key ally of the United States have a very good. This is my this is my way of looking at the world because otherwise we're going to find as this century progresses in my children, and grandchildren workout where they stand in the world, the west is going to be weaker, and that's bad for them. But for all of us when you look at what is going on in France. Does it how much does it dishearten? You hear was Macron who was seen as the one centrist reformist figure who was able to in this age of populism. Get elected thrive institute reforms passionately pro European and now his presidency seems crippled what what happened. Well, I wouldn't you know where right off president macaroni yet. Look he's making reforms that are difficult and anyone who's ever been in? Offers and tried to make reform those. It's the hardest thing to do because what you find is that everyone's in favor of reform in general, but when it comes to particular forms, you get a lot of opposition. So he's got opposition now. But I personally think what he's trying to do for FRANZ is is right. And you know, all over the western world today. People are struggling with the fact the world's changing fast. We're going to have a digital and technology revolution there, my views. The single biggest challenge the policy makers are going to face over the next ten fifteen years, and we're going to struggle with some political leaders are going to struggle. But the author political leadership is debatable to go through the opposition come out the other side with your reform and tax. And I hope he does that. But wherever you look in the western world today, you see, tension and difficulty, and what about anger America? Do you think in retrospect, her biggest mistake was to let in those large number of refugees into? Fifteen that without that. She would still be secure stable popular. Look, I think she's being Johnson for a long period of time. I think the refugee issue wasn't real problem and probably impacted politics and Dido politics, but she did it for extremely good motives in from good intentions. We've got to get a deeper problem, which is that as the world changes, and as you get these big migratory flows. So people worry about their communities changing, they worry about whether they can retain their own sense of traditional identity, and you've got to be sensitive to those questions. So you need to manage that. And the thing about immigration the islands in office is that immigration produces energy vitality. It's actually a good thing for a country like Britain. But people need to know the rules around there are controls. And if you don't have rules you end up with prejudices. So this is why it's important when you you'll fashion fashioning your immigration policy. People have got to know that at the same time as you're accessing the benefits of immigration. You're also putting some structure around it. That means they can keep control of it. And particularly, frankly, when you're getting logic of refugees or migrants from majority Muslim countries, people them, worry, do these people come in and share our values. You gotta be sensitive to it. Now, that's not to say you become empty immigrant. But if you don't deal with these pressures. That's what then fuels the sentiment on the far. Right. Always a pleasure to have you on. Tony blair. Thank you so much for joining us on this important occasion. Thank you next on GPS. If you haven't heard the five G will soup, it is the new cellular technology that promises lightning-fast activity for your cell phone. But depending on what company. Dominant in it might a hostile foreign government have the potential to see and hear everything you do. We'll tell you when we come back. 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"tony blair" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

07:32 min | 3 years ago

"tony blair" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

"Let's now focus in on Brexit and its investigations we have a special guest. Tony Blair, Mr. Bledsoe for more than ten years as prime minister of the United Kingdom. He has been an outspoken critic of the idea of a British exit. He joins me now from London Dodie pleasure to have you on thanks to read from the start. You've been opposed to Brexit, and you have been once it happened in favor of a second referendum. So let me ask you just at the fundamental level. Your case for it. Because it does seem to subvert the democratic process. Does need. It's your the electric had a chance to vote on Brexit. And there wasn't meant to be a do over. Now. That's absolutely, correct. But I think what's happened is we've at thirty months of negotiation. The deal. The government is presented as being voted down heavily parliament is gridlocked. It's not clear that any version of Brexit. That's going to come on the majority. There are many different versions of Brexit. I'm practically all knowledge of what breaks it really means has been vastly enlarged and the lost thirty months. So I don't think it's unreasonable. Those circumstances to take this back for final resolution to the British people. I mean, we're not. Would not ask anyone else. View is we're asking the British people. And I think given everything that's happened. Given the circumstances. We're in that, it's not unreasonable. So that's the case if you like for a second referendum and right now, probably the reason the support there in parliament for that either on the other hand does no support for proper Brexit proposition. And there's no support for exiting without the deal. So I think as this goes on it's more likely. Finally that people come around to the fact that in the end of this gridlock in parliament, you've got to put it back to the people. And the you've argued that the really isn't a kind of a soft Brexit or you can't fudge the issue that either you are in Europe or you are out. Yes. His central problem in one sense. This negotiation has never been a negotiation of the conventional sentence is really a choice and the choices between. Brexit that keeps you tied to Europe's trading system because we spent four and a half decades in Europe, we've been part of the single market Bob of the customs union a whole series of commercial investment. Trading relationships have grown up on the basis with part of that unique European system. You either stay close to that in which case you're going to keep to Europe's rules in which case people say, well, why are you then doing this Brexit? That's what I call the pointless, Brexit or alternatively you say, no, we're going to make our own rules with to break free from Europe altogether. But if which case it's going to cause us at least short-term and probably medium and possibly long-term economic damage, and that's the painful breaks it. So the problem that you have is an negotiation by the ways over these last thirty months has been the attempt by the prime minister in the government to find a way of having our cake and eating it of being part of the European trading system without keeping to its rules. That was never going to be possible. That's finally become a parent. And so you've got this situation where you either choose brakes that's pointless or one that's painful, and that's the problem because Paula doesn't find either of those two alternates palatable. What do you say to people who feel like they have they are in meshed in a system over which they don't have much control in the European Union and particularly involving migration, which it seems to me has been the core issue for the populism fuelling Brexit, and in the western world in general and the way they look at it. You know, you know, the numbers things two or three million people from poorer countries in Europe moved into places like Britain and Germany this was before twenty fifteen when you then had a million Middle Eastern refugees coming and they look at all this. And they say look this is too much. It's too. Uncontrolled. And if that's what it means to be part of this European Union, we need to reassert sovereignty. Yes. You're absolutely right. I mean, the thing is driving Brexit and d- driving political convulsions all over Europe. Is this issue to do with migration identity? These big issues everywhere in the world today. So my ideal situation is a situation where Britain things again. But Europe also thinks again over these last thirty months, we in Britain have seen you know, what the difficulties complexities of Brexit are. But frankly, the rest of Europe has seen it. So in politics turned upside down all over Europe in the Italian elections. What's happened in Hungary? What's happening and FRANZ in Germany all over Europe the same issue. So the sensible thing is for Europe to take the strong measures necessary on to control the migration problem properly, including within Europe, we have a freedom of movement principle, which very sensible principal and the principal, by the way. Most people welcome because you could move around Europe very easily. You can go work in different countries. People get that. At the problem is when you get lodge flows of migration or you get the undercutting of wages by people importing cheaper labor in from other parts of Europe. But these are problems you can deal with within the freedom of movement principle. So my ideal situation is he is Britain remains in Europe. But Europe also reforms I don't know whether that's possible. But I certainly think it should be one of the options on the table. And in the end, they're all problems, of course, with Europe, I say to people that are going to be enormous problems. Whenever you try and get a whole group of independent nations working together in a formal political structure, but none of these problems reasons, but breaking up Europe. What influences me when I look at the world today is I see every month further evidence that power can shift east. You've got the the rise of China. China is going to become an even more powerful country in time to come its population is double the size of the entire European Union put together when you look at it. Three times and size. When you look at it in the world, that's developing. Medium-size nations like Britain, light, Germany, like France are going to have to band together in order to keep that influence and their interests alive in the world and their values, by the way. So the big geopolitical reasons, not just economic rhesus keeping Europe together. But you're it would be sensible. If it also takes measures of reform. So this is where I think the politics can can go I hope it can go in that direction. Don't go away more with Tony Blair when we come back. We'll also ask him to look across the channel at what is going on in Europe to the protests in France, the weakness Wrangler Merckel signal real trouble there as well. We'll come back in a moment. You know, what's not smart job boards? It overwhelmed. You at tons of the wrong resumes. Luckily, there's a smarter way to hire at ZipRecruiter. Ziprecruiter's powerful matching technology finds the right people for you. And actively invites them to apply. 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"tony blair" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

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"tony blair" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Come on. No, no. I think that is. No, listen. I think that's ridiculous. There is nothing secret about it. President Trump told reporters today that he has never worked for Russia because you know, what they say, it ain't work. If you love what you do. The New York Times reported that at one point the FBI was so concerned about the actions of President Trump. They open an investigation into whether he was working on behalf of Russia now, even if Trump wasn't it's not a good sign that the FBI decided to investigate here. If a bunch of wrong stressing goes missing and the police alike, better check over a place. I know I need to make life changes. All right. The grading was somewhat difficult this time Colbert with the C. Plus, it wasn't a very good joke. Myers with a just because the punchline was a little bit surprising. I liked it corden with a b although he loses a half grade. Dana for pronouncing ranch, Ron. And in a related topic. He gets downgraded a full grade for being a foreigner taken American comedy jobs way from Americans ear loser. James corden, he's banned from comedy for life. Although he can keep doing that. Carpool thing if he wants carpool karaoke is pretty good. Yes. It's all right. Where's he from? It's harmless. He's a Brit. Oh, speaking Brits, the Brexit. You wanna talk about that? We'll have experts guests. We'll have a debate will take your calls. Where is that? What stage was that parliament's going to vote on it? And it's expected vote on Theresa May's stuff that they're going to vote on Theresa May's a negotiated settlement with the EU. And it is quite likely. It's expected that parliament will reject that agreement which around. What are all listen, I'm in knits expected. Then that then there will be a real problem because nobody's quite sure. Where to go from there? The only thing I want to talk about Brexit wise, because I think it will all come out in the wash, and we all have bigger problems than that. Is the dangers of direct democracy? Because you know, Tony Blair. It was not Tony Blair with Brexit or a bullet train. Well, any well. Yes, good point. So a moment in time a former British PM thought. All right. Let's get rid of this whole Brexit thing. Once and for all will have a vote vote it down, and.

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