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Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on The Dregs

The Dregs

00:44 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on The Dregs

"Let's go. Let's go sweden Let's do finland for four kept on new zealand for five and australia for six. Okay so i'm going to give one point. And that is to chris even though he got it in the wrong spot because none of those other countries that you've guessed the whole i'm very curious to hear which one five or six so number four is germany. Number five is the united kingdom number. Six is japan. Wow i just threw out there. Because i can make sense said uk. Because i feel like people in the uk like there's a decent craft beer culture over there probably searching for crappier content kind of missed the boat on that one. But i am surprised. Japan was up there. We yeah we were limited to cornell now guys are worldwide baby worldwide. All right seven eight nine seven thousand nine. So i'm just going to do once here and let's let's just see if we get this. So mike is number seven seven Ukraine number eight luke. France number nine. Chris stole my. Here's a this could work. Maybe mix belgium okay. Well nobody's right so killed it. All rights Brazil eight is norway and nine poland. Anybody in any of these countries listening to us. It's just so bizarre to imagine somebody like standing in in warsaw waiting for a train listening to us rambling about nothing. Well and and i've drilled down to the city level. It is warsaw that the listener luke. It's okay so we have a tiebreaker. Now i don't know we don't wait. See aaron what we should maybe clarify. Our listeners is that you're the only one who actually has access to these statistics. We're not just pulling my leg or not like we're not on the analytics dashboard here. Just like oh maybe japan so the number ten country is russia. So wow okay go. So that's that's our top ten countries. We've been downloaded and listened to funny. Because i wouldn't think they were rushing to listen to our pod.

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The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:28 min | 3 d ago

The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back

"To northern ireland now where violent protests have grit the region for almost two weeks. That's the sound of rioting which has involved children as young as twelve throwing bricks fireworks and petrol bombs at lines of police officers and vehicles in the last week. Ninety officers have been injured. This unrest relates back to brexit and today a court in belfast will decide whether to hear a legal challenge to the northern ireland protocol. That was part of the. Uk's brexit deal that imposed trade barriers between the region and the rest of britain to allow trade to continue seamlessly on the island of ireland. The bbc's john campbell has more on that story from belfast. Basically you have unionists. One of the men political groupings in northern ireland at the core of their politics is the desire to remain part of the united kingdom and to resist any attempt to reunite with the other part of ireland the republic of ireland. They want a judge to rule. Brexit deal for northern ireland would be unconstitutional. And they hope that would force the uk government to go and renegotiated. And what they are. Trying to argue is that the brexit dale breaches the good friday agreement. Peace accord because it changes northern ireland's constitutional position without the consent of a vote on the also says it breaches a much older law known as the act of union which says there shouldn't be any customs borders within the uk

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Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:31 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

"Now the headlines were following from the camo 24 7 News Center. President Biden defends the new sanctions on Russia imposed today. The sanctions on Moscow Our because of Cyber hacks and attempted election interference. Speaking at the White House, Biden said the U. S cannot let foreign power interfere in America's democratic process and noted that the US is expelling 10. Russian diplomats. And Dante writes. Family says the manslaughter charge against former police officer Kim Potter is a sign of progress. The family's attorney is Ben Crump, and says that Minneapolis is ground zero for changes. Protests continue for right and George Floyd. Meanwhile, the defense in ex cop Derrick Show van's trial for the murder of Floyd wrapping up in their closing arguments, and the jury is going to get the case. Next week. Weekly jobless claims, the lowest they've been in more than a year, bankrate dot com Senior economic analyst Mark Hamrick takes a closer look with Cuomo's Tom Cutler. To my untrained eye. This week's report looks very encouraging. Am I wrong? I think your eyes pretty well trained. The headlines are big drop in unemployment claims were basically breach to the downside to 100,000 marks where we get here. Down to 576,000. We were struggling Previously, Tonto get down below 700,000. And these numbers, as you know, bounce around a little bit weak, the weak in the state of Washington quite sure what's going on there? We didn't see a little increase there. Of nearly 5000 new claims 17,000. But sometimes that can be just catching up with the reporting of the numbers but broadly across the country, big decline in the state of California that's longer the trouble spot here. On Book yesterday and now we're experiencing believing about some growing pains with the re opening of the economy, where employers are actually having some difficulty getting well qualified workers for some positions. That's not most surprisingly, this is happening more often with lower paid or entry level workers so that they're actually having some trouble getting people in leisure and hospitality. Which had still been operating at a deficit of about three million jobs compared to before the condemning. Obviously, this is specific that some businesses in localities, it's not a global condition. And also difficulty finding well qualified workers for skilled trades such as plumbers that would be used in home construction. And that's also constraining the ability homebuilders to build the home that they want to build. All right, And then let's talk a little bit about the fact that we still have a lot of work to do. Even though this is very encouraging. Where do we stand Visa VI last year at this time, and what have we got to try to make up here? Well, for example, you know, there's about 17 Million people are still getting some form of unemployment assistance right now. And so that tells you You know, uh, the extent of that, and you know, we're in the neighborhood of something that's comparable of respect to the total number of unemployed, underemployed and those who've left the labor force. So you know, we celebrate these winds as a word, and it's a stark contrast to the You know the body blows were suffering the Europe. It's time we lost 22 million jobs in March and April, But I do think we're in a better place. We're getting to an even better place on bond. That's all kinds of things going on between the vaccines, the re openings in the federal stimulus or recovery, a relief money that's flowing into people's bank Bank accounts. That's bankrate dot com. Senior economic analyst Mark Hamrick, speaking with Cuomo's Tom Cutler. Someone whose time to 19 top U. S. Health officials testify before the House Select subcommittee on the Corona virus crisis. ABC is Elizabeth Scholesy with more from Washington. In testimony in front of the House subcommittee, Dr Anthony Fauci said the U. S is currently in a race between vaccinations and the resurgence of the virus, he says Getting Americans vaccinated is even more critical as those highly contagious variants continue to spread the good news. Is that one of the variance that's becoming dominant in this country that be 117, which was originally recognized in the United Kingdom is very well covered. By the vaccines that we are using. Elizabeth ALS. ABC NEWS Washington Come on, Whose time to 20. It's time for an.

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Andrew: Philip's Death Has Left 'Huge Void' in Queen's Life

NEWS 88.7 Programming

01:32 min | 4 d ago

Andrew: Philip's Death Has Left 'Huge Void' in Queen's Life

"Written. Prince Andrew Queen Elizabeth Middle Son has said that his mother feels a huge void in her life following the death of her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday. He was speaking after a family service in the chapel Royal Lodge, Windsor and his younger brother, Prince Edward, said the family we're trying to come to terms with the Duke's death. However much one tries to prepare oneself Listen like this. It's it's still It's in a dreadful shock, and we're still trying to come to terms of that. But I have to say that extraordinary tributes and the memories that everybody has had been willing to share has been so fantastic on Just goes to show you You might have seen our father grandfather, father in law, but he meant so much to so many other people, and Jim Wright was Canada's high commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2011. He met Prince Philip and the Queen on many occasions, and he's bean sharing his memories of the Duke of Edinburgh. He's a character hey, can be hey could be a bit cheeky. At times. He has a fun sense of humor and extremely hard worker for Her Majesty for the monarchy. For Britain for the Commonwealth. You stayed at Windsor Castle yourself. Didn't you? Tell us about that? We did. Everything was you know, one of those. Remarkable occasions that you remember forever. TOC Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hosted a wonderful dinner and we had breakfast with him next to the next day. On. It was so special.

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Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

00:36 min | 17 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"What we should do so that they can you know that they can modify what they're doing with it so far and then also anybody in this small number of cases of who are getting blood clots. They need to make sure they know how to treat them. Because what if there's a knock on effect of having both the vaccine in your system and the traditional blood clotting medication and there's some problems so it seems on the one hand like sciences at work. What what i was thinking through also is where a year plus to this and we still haven't figured out how to and we desperately need to the question of risk assessment because all of the decision making here from the beginning. There's always been a thing. Where basically the experts have to make a decision based on a tiny little amount of information and in this case the information is self reported. So it's fuzzy. They don't even know if these blood clots are actually coming from the vaccine. But of course if you wait too long till you have certainty you can have a huge disaster. And there was in fact a us disaster in nineteen seventy-six with vaccines Meant to combat swine flu which which gives evidence to both sides of this case on the one hand they thought that it was leading to heart attacks. They were wrong about that but then there were neurological nerve damage. That was a result of the vaccine that was given and the swine flu never showed up and i guess one other thing i'd throw in the mix is you can't be silent right if you know that. The blood clots are perhaps related. Federal officials can't just pretend it's not happening because that would obviously reduce trust even more. So how do we talk about a situation where we're perceiving risk. It may only be a temporary pause and have the public be able to sort of accept that as the natural and healthy course of things. I mean i. I think we're in this. We're in this just extremely difficult place because the there's a couple of different things going on one. There is a media alarmism around vaccine complications especially at the beginning of the vaccine. Rollout when there were a couple of of complications as there always are couple of reactions like allergic reaction. There were front page stories even even in places. Like i think you're times about this and that is was just dangerous. It was over weighting of something and that could diminish trust in the vaccines. There is an intentional effort by people. Like tucker carlson. They're cronies and i think they're guilty of a true moral crime about hyping up questions about safety lowering intentionally lowering the confidence in it which without it being based on anything real and that is like the doing that for disingenuous politically opportunistic reasons. And it's it's immoral and and terrible and then there's this situation where we just have a loss of trust. There used to be an agreed upon public trust in certain kinds of authorities and the loss of legitimacy in those authorities and the intentional sabotage of legitimacy of those authorities by primarily by republicans discrediting federal government leads to death. And that's a tragedy. And there's it's not easy none of these things it's easy to restore like you can't restore public trust such. That people will feel confident and stuff except by just demonstrating the you're acting responsibly. And that's kind of the bind. Federal officials are in right now. Is that the way to act. Responsibly is to do something that cost lives in the long term. But it's the only way to make people feel that these institutions are actually acting for the public interest. And it's it's tragic. Can i add one thing onto that. Is i wonder. So you have the traditional immunization of trust in institutions which we've been been suffering through and then i think we are in a special case which we've all talked about a lot here which is risk perception which humans do horribly anyway and then public and then all the things you identify. David are so you have risk. Perception is really tricky anyway. So you need kind of laboratory conditions to sit with to walk everyone through and then what you just described is anything but laboratory conditions right in the public health conversation. If you've got like chickens flying into the room and a marching band coming through and you know and the water mains breaking so but but even so even are all that there. Is this thing that we're all going to have to learn public health because we're gonna have to learn it because we're there another pandemic is coming is that there's a version of what happened in john. Jay that the public health officials at the beginning of this crisis were wrestling. Which is they saw the the net and the nascent signs of a huge pandemic and they were ringing the alarm bells and they didn't have enough data. They had the same kind of fuzziness data that we have right now with j. and j. and they were saying yes. Data's a little fuzzy. But if you wait and you're wrong catastrophe and so now it's interesting to public. Health officials are on the other side of the argument respected j. Because they're saying if you pause this too long you're gonna lose lives you're gonna lose more lives than you would save. But but both face the same situation which is how to get risk-averse politicians to do anything ahead of one hundred percent information which you will never have because once you one hundred percent formation. Everybody's dead and that's something that is i think distinct from the traditional distrust of institutions. Obviously it's harder when you distrust sushi's more buddy is a is a kind of public thinking we still haven't figured out and that's in a special class and we got to figure it out because more of these are coming. I mean isn't there one further layer of complication. Which is that. There have been many points since the pandemic began in which there's been a really hard choice to make and advice to be given and sometimes our american public health authorities have chosen something that in the longer run looks correct and in other cases they have not and so you know i think the notion that we are supposed to blindly. Follow them at least for me at this. Point is totally unsatisfying. And i think i brought this up a couple of weeks ago but watching this in the face of i think mostly dr fao choose resistance to one dose delay the second dose which would increase the number of people with complete but substantial vaccine protection in which the united kingdom has done with a lot of success. I mean when you look at their like hugely decrease death rates and greater than our decrease in case rates. You think like that looks pretty good. And if we're going to have a problem with the john jay vaccine could we use the other vaccines more smartly than we are right now and especially when you think about the spike in cases in michigan i mean i'm also sympathetic to the people who want more vaccine.

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Sons Says Philip's Death Has Left 'Huge Void' in Queen's Life

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 4 d ago

Sons Says Philip's Death Has Left 'Huge Void' in Queen's Life

"The sons of prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and the queen have said that the father's passing has been a tremendous change for the family and misty so for the queen as the nation continues to mourn the loss of one of its most senior Royals prince sentry told reporters that wins the of the great impacted you accept his heart and his mother described as is this having left a huge void in her life and she went on to express effects he felt Phillips death had on the United Kingdom think of the way I would put it is we've lost almost the grandfather of the nation Prince Edward the youngest of the queen and prince Philip's full children expressed his gratitude for all the kind messages they have received since her father's passing extraordinary tributes and the memories that everybody's hadn't been willing to shed has been signed fantastic Karen Thomas London

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Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey

00:50 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united kingdom" discussed on Dave Ramsey

"And that Floyd died of a cardiac event not from a lack of oxygen due to the restraint by police. Marco Malard ABC News The block from the show been trialing Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer will make her first court appearance. Kim Potter charged with second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 20 year old Don t right. Uncovered. In testimony in front of the House subcommittee, Dr Anthony Fauci said. The U. S is currently in a race between vaccinations and the resurgence of the virus, he says Getting Americans vaccinated is even more critical as those highly contagious variants continue to spread. The good news is that one of the variance that's becoming dominant in this country that be 117 Which was originally recognized in the United Kingdom is very well covered by the vaccines that we are using all his visuals. ABC News Washington is a pause in administering Johnson and Johnson's covert vaccine after six women developed rare but serious blood clots. Despite that, White House press secretary Jen Psaki says rates of vaccinations are still steady. Today. We reported over 3.5 million covert shots by sorry today. It was reported from yesterday, of course, but we had 3.5 million covert shots yesterday. This is a new Thursday. Record new sanctions in response to several issues with Russia are to be announced. So the senior Biden administration official to The Associated Press Signing a big Russian hacking campaign against federal agencies and election interference. You're listening to ABC News. Arizona's.

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UK's Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salutes after death

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 5 d ago

UK's Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salutes after death

"Commemorations and condolences have flooded in from around the world to mark the passing of the United kingdom's prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh the Australian defence force began its elites outside Parliament House in Canberra has it find the traditional forty one so it's in tribute to the prince as a member of the Commonwealth group of fifty four countries headed by the monarch Australia was invited to honor prince Philip the prime minister Scott Morrison reached out to the queen what he called a very sad day let us be there now for use your majesty's even prime minister said to send Dunn said he would be fondly remembered for the encouragement he gave to many young New Zealand as well over fifty years thing your computer bar out awards have can mix is home to thousands of new Zealand's young people tributes will say came in from the leaders of China Malaysia and the Philippines Karen Thomas London

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Prince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the UK

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:22 sec | 5 d ago

Prince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the UK

"Britain's Prince Philip is being honored by gun salutes across the United Kingdom. Today, Tributes are pouring in from all over the world following the princes death on Friday. Flags have been lowered to half staff at Westminster Abbey, and people continue to lay flowers outside of Buckingham Palace. Prince Philip was married to Queen

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Prince Philip and the queen's royal love story

Nightline

01:54 min | 6 d ago

Prince Philip and the queen's royal love story

"Celebrating prince queen elizabeth husbanded closest confidante dead at ninety nine now the life and legacy of prince philip from childhood marked by heartache to a promising naval career sacrificed for service to his queen. He has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years how. The of edinburgh revolutionized the monarchy and guided a grieving nation and just the crown battles a new series of crises. What the future now holds for the royal family marching forward without their prints. Good evening and thank you for joining us. I'm trevor all tonight. A wave of sadness washing over buckingham palace. Queen elizabeth and the entire united kingdom mourning the loss of prince philip. Now inside the duke's lifetime of allegiance as a husband a grandfather a pillar of strength behind the british monarchy ninety nine tolls at london's westminster abbey fritz phillips. Ninety nine years of life mourning the loss of queen. Elizabeth beloved husband of seventy three years. This is absolutely devastating for the queen. This is the love of her life. The man who was by has tied for decades fell in love with the queen and chose to take on a lawyer. No suddenly being her husband but also serving crown prince charles visited his mother this afternoon as the royal family plans for funeral. Eight days from now. Prince harry and meghan markle paying tribute from afar on their foundation's website. Prince william and his wife catherine also honoring the duke on instagram

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UK Variant Has Become Most Dominant COVID-19 Strain in US

America's First News

00:39 sec | Last week

UK Variant Has Become Most Dominant COVID-19 Strain in US

"Where the more contagious variant of the coronavirus that originated in the United Kingdom is now the dominant strain in the US that, according to CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky. Be 117 variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States. Experts believe that it's more contagious and likely more deadly, which Could explain why it's increasing prevalence here at home coincided with the rise in cases despite the speed of vaccinations. All three vaccines authorized in the U. S visor, Madonna and Johnson and Johnson have proven to work effectively against the B 117 variant.

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Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest

Monocle 24: The Briefing

10:11 min | Last week

Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest

"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.

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U.K. Coronavirus Variant Is Now the Dominant Strain in the U.S.

All Things Considered

00:33 sec | Last week

U.K. Coronavirus Variant Is Now the Dominant Strain in the U.S.

"That's twice is contagious is theory. Jinnah Liz, now the dominant strain in the United States, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky delivered the disturbing update on the variant first detected in the United Kingdom. Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B 117 variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States. Wolinsky, another leading medical experts have been warning states not to lift all covert safety restrictions too soon. While the U. S races to vaccinate more Americans at last check

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Covid variant from UK is now the most common strain circulating in the U.S.

Morning Edition

00:47 sec | Last week

Covid variant from UK is now the most common strain circulating in the U.S.

"A more dangerous Corona virus. Variant, first spotted in the United Kingdom is now the dominant strain spreading in the United States. That's according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more from NPR's Rob Stein. CDC Director Rochelle Wolinsky says the variant known as B 117, is now the most common strain of the virus spreading around the United States. This is worrying because the variant is form were contagious in the original virus and appears to be more likely to make people sicker. Variants dominance comes as the number of new infections continues to rise nationally, fueling fears that the nation may be facing yet another deadly surge well as he is urging people not to let down their guard and to get fascinated as soon as possible.

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EU agency: Rare clots possibly linked to AstraZeneca shot

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last week

EU agency: Rare clots possibly linked to AstraZeneca shot

"There's word about AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine the European union's health authority says it has found a possible link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but it says the benefits of the shot still outweigh the risks and it recommends that the vaccine continue to be given to adults the European medicines agency describes the clots as very rare side effects it says most of the cases reported have occurred in women under sixty the United kingdom's drug regulator says the AstraZeneca vaccine has huge benefits the people under thirty will be offered another product due to the rare blood clot risk I'm ready to fall late

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Uyghur American Association Discusses Sanctions Against China

On the Media

01:43 min | Last week

Uyghur American Association Discusses Sanctions Against China

"United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union have all leveled sanctions on China. To their treatment of leaguers, which includes detention camps forced labor sterilizations. And abortions, which 2020 State Department report has called genocide. China denies the allegations despite personal testimonies, extensive reporting And indeed satellite footage of weaker detention camps in China. Who's at all today is president of the Wigger American Association. And many of his family members in China. Of experience in the prison camps. He joins us now from Northern Virginia. Mr Alta, Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you so much for having me. And what's your reaction to the sanctions? I remember it was in 2019. I started speaking up for my father and my family members. Had a panel in European Parliament. And I mentioned the word genocide. Concentration camp. After the panel. Couple people came to me and they said You're exaggerating, and you're de legitimizing your own caused by using the word genocide and concentration camp. At that time, I did not know my family members were alive. It was extremely heartbreaking that people do not want to listen. So, you know, three years after United States, Canada, Netherland, Many other countries start speaking up recognizing as a genocide. It is giving me hope. And I believe this is giving hope for we work

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Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus?

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:54 min | 2 weeks ago

Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus?

"You or do you not carry Cove it after you're fully vaccinated, the CDC is walking back a statement by its own director about that very question. Dr Rochelle Wolinsky has said publicly this week that the virus is not carried by those who are fully vaccinated for The New York Times reached out to the CDC reporting tonight that Dr Wolinsky spoke broadly about This and that it's possible that some people who are fully vaccinated could get Cove it. CBS News Medical contributor. Dr David Akers joins us earlier to clarify the situation confusing. So if you were fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot or the first shot of J and J, then at that point, you're exposed to somebody with covert. What we know is about 70% of people will have no virus at all. 30% may have low levels of virus and a small number may be symptomatic. It's dramatically lower virus than if they weren't vaccinated. And the big question is, is it enough virus to spread to somebody else? We think potentially, it is enough to spread to somebody who's immune suppressed, but we don't know if it could spread. You know, a normal individual in those studies are ongoing study in college students, But we're not gonna know those results for several months. The data out of the UK and Israel show that is very unlikely, but it's not. This is clearly impossible. Is it possible to CDC is worried about saying you're completely covert free once you're fully vaccinated because it could lead to others who are around vaccinated people to perhaps let their guard down and lose the mask, not social distance and that the CDC couldn't affect cause a surge with its own guidance. Yeah, I think it, you know, and it's too soon, right? We don't have immunity passport, So you know, we can't say anybody who's that We've actually not where I'm at, because we don't have a way that document that you've been vaccinated presently, and at the same time we just don't have enough. 80. Yet we're collecting data as we go in areas that have been very heavily vaccinated, like the United Kingdom in Israel were doing trials here turn learn more, but there's no wheel test. Are you infectious?

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EU leaders faced with surge of infections, vaccine issues

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 weeks ago

EU leaders faced with surge of infections, vaccine issues

"European leaders are meeting to look for ways of wrapping up K. with nineteen vaccinations as a spike in new cases groups the consonants the twenty seven nation region is looking for a solution to a shortage of doses amid a surge of new infections a feud with the United Kingdom and internal quarrels less than five percent of the east four hundred and fifty million residents have been fully vaccinated against Kevin nineteen speaking ahead of the video talks German chancellor Angela Merkel said problems with the delivery of coronavirus vaccines have underscored the need for the E. U. to redouble its efforts to produce doses within the block meanwhile Danish officials decided to continue the suspension of the AstraZeneca cabin nineteen vaccine for three more weeks while they continue evaluating the vaccine's potential link with blood clots Karen Thomas London

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Vaccinated mothers pass covid antibodies to babies in utero and through breastmilk, early studies show

WBZ Morning News

00:23 sec | 3 weeks ago

Vaccinated mothers pass covid antibodies to babies in utero and through breastmilk, early studies show

"Scientists in the United Kingdom are working on a new rapid corona virus test. That will have the ability to sniff out dangerous variants in half the time it takes for those tests to do so. Today, research from two new studies finds that moms to be and new mothers who've been vaccinated pass on covert antibodies to babies in utero and newborns. Through breast

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Biden urges UK and EU to preserve Northern Irish peace amid Brexit row

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:38 min | 3 weeks ago

Biden urges UK and EU to preserve Northern Irish peace amid Brexit row

"Good. Friday agreement of nineteen ninety-eight ended thirty years of conflicts between mostly catholic nationalists fighting for a united ireland and mostly protestant loyalists who want northern ireland to stay part of the united kingdom. But now the accord is in jeopardy. According to david campbell chairman of the loyalist community's council. He's calling for dialogue with the eu and island to change the northern irish protocol. That he believes has breached fundamental principles of the original deal. This follows an announcement from loyalist paramilitary groups that they were temporarily withdrawing support for the peace agreement due to concerns over the brexit deal but it has further repercussions beyond europe to has been mcevoy news a political reporter and monocle twenty four regular and has been covering. The story is here to tell us. Good morning to you. Vinian thanks for joining us at. This is clearly a big problem. Here in britain and for the eu. Why is it resonating across the atlantic. Good morning yet has huge resignation across the atlantic you have a massive irish diaspora in america. One in ten americans consider themselves to be from irish descent. You go to the half american presidents having lineage and the man in the white house now is probably the most closely itunes irish issues. That has been since john f. kennedy and so we've now got the brexit arrangement in place in old nada and there was a reason why the northern irish people voted most strongly than any nation in the united kingdom to remain in the eu. Because it is a self-described post conflict society. Those wounds were still hearing and brexit has opened them up and caused issues and as well as the united kingdom and the eu the us will say played a big role in achieving peace in northern ireland. And it is worried that the westminster government has been to a reckless in its handling of northern ireland and things could start to come upon say loyalists particularly angry. We have to remember over the course of brexit with theresa may. She didn't have a majority off to the two thousand seventeen election. so she's struck this alliance with dp which is the main loyalist party. She gave them all kinds of funding for that backing To get her brexit deal through it contains something cold the irish back stock which they became unhappy with that it would have prevented having border arrangements of they were the ones who encouraged conservative backbenchers to keep looking at so now the situation is that. Despite bar johnson's promises he is betrayed. Loyalist parties in northern ireland in that he has allowed the creation of an irish seaboard between nineteen noland and the rest of the united kingdom. And so it is that that has enraged loyalists because they think that it is a barrier between them and the rest of the u. k. That isolates them and that it leads to more synchronization with the republican violence because north non has stayed in single markets and not go on with the rest of the united kingdom. So of course. We know that the have been major power players struggling currently with the brexit rules and their supporters. What does this mean for northern. Ireland's devolved government. Yeah we have to remember. The nolansville government was actually suspended for three years until january loss. If it had been an independent country it would have been the longest in europe to not have to working governments But what it means now is that we've had them up running for a year and all kinds of problems are coming up. So you know the prime minister. Boris johnson traveled. Auden's elliott this This month he actually didn't meet with chimp Sane the other main partners in that power sharing agreement that has said waves. That says you know. The the westminster copy relied on his effect on governors of. What's going on there. It's only dealing with one of the parties but the loyalists themselves having problems in their ranks. Because of this seaboard you had a administer effectively northern ireland a playing a sort of unilaterally moves late on friday nights a few weeks ago where he sort of blocks the construction of the border checks at poets and the hiring of staff unilaterally and that really set things off because they're just trying to frustrate the creation of this border which brussels assigned up to the uk has signed up to in law and for the first time last week the biden white house made clear that it supports the northern ireland tricycle. And that everyone else. Apart from the loyalist consider this now a settled issue to move on

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U.S. Distillers Bitter Over 25% Tariffs Set to Double in June

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00:32 sec | 3 weeks ago

U.S. Distillers Bitter Over 25% Tariffs Set to Double in June

"Hangover from Trump era tear of disputes could become more painful for American whiskey distillers unless they're entanglement in the transatlantic fighters. Results soon Bourbon Tennessee whiskey and Rye whiskey were left out of a recent breakthroughs here to greet you rebuild US trade relations with the European Union and the United Kingdom. But the use and you cage 25% tariffs on American whiskey remain, and the use rate is set to double in June of spirits advocate is imploring the top U. S. Trade envoy to not leave whiskey producers

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Europe Says Britain Is Violating International Law Over Northern Ireland

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:22 sec | Last month

Europe Says Britain Is Violating International Law Over Northern Ireland

"The eu has begun legal action against the united kingdom over its alleged breach of the northern ireland protocol part of the brexit. Deal the uk change the way it's implemented without the eu agreeing to that change is delayed. The introduction of new sea border checks on food parcels and and moved unilaterally to ease the trade in horticultural products across from great britain to northern

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:46 min | 4 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"That could happen unst since that point. We've definitely seen particularly amongst nationalist. The expectation of united has increased. I think the sense of unease around when the island finds itself at the moment both vis-a-vis the british irish relationship. And of course very much a football in the uk and the eu has led people to begin to think about northern ireland's future the body of people in northern ireland. Who would most need to be persuaded of this. Are of course. Northern ireland's largely protestant unionists. Do you get the sense that the feeling has changed within that community in the last few years they no longer regard the idea of amalgamation with the republika. Violent as quite the intolerable prospect they might have thought of it as in the seventies eighties and nineties. So the simple answer to question is knows a unionism remains unionists and i think it would be definitely misleading to give the impression that there's been much change in that regard so if we look at public opinion in northern ireland over the last few years the brexit vote. We have seen a change. So we've seen a slight increase in those who expect to see united ireland and a slight increase in those who want to see united ireland. But this is very much amongst those who would consider themselves nationalist anyway. The interesting group is those nine unionist. No nationalist so the majority of those would be pro remained. Many of them would come from a union background. And the honest answer is. We don't really know what they would do. This is sort of worth bearing in mind. That the prospect of united ireland and that has to be decided and processed before we ever get near referendum. That would be an interesting point at which we see. How those who are neither unions law nationalist. Woods way up those really difficult matters from where we are now though the mechanics of what is called a border poll be who would need to ask for it and who they need to ask so. This is a very good question. And i lived in a western group that running from the constitution. You need to university college london. We've just published an interim report on referendums rushing vacation. It was very much focused on the mechanics of all of this the practical the legal issues and we know one thing very clearly. It would be up to the secretary of state for northern into the minister in the uk government who's responsible for northern and to make the decision to call referendum..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:40 min | 4 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"No that that would like to explore slightly more aggressive and ultimate routes to finding ways for scotland to test public opinion and unto declared independence. So that's there to be fought over in the event that bodice holds the lane however it proceeds from here then does it. Nevertheless strike you that we have yet reached the point at which this has the aura of inevitability abalta dis ease the momentum stoppable the snp would like to like is also think that the momentum is no unstoppable and and you know it's a clever tricks of played in a way psychological tricks the sense that scotland is heading towards independence. And there's no matter of when not if the bus was far from won by either site at the moment i think the unions eight probably hasn't really got soon order. They sort of stopped after twenty fourteen. The better together campaign which one fifty five to forty five wrapped itself up but there are big questions that still remain and the majority of them i think are comic. The financial festival figures show that scotland would begin life as an independent nation with substantial deficit on substantial amount of debt. And i think when people are confronted in the heat of second referendum campaign with some of the realities for pocket feel like then that could cause a few to think again. The problem is though that much of the same argument was made in two thousand and sixteen in the brexit referendum. People said you can't vote for brexit because it will be economically difficult and then of course england voted majority for brexit on the basis that wanted control and identity and and that more than economics and perhaps look at that and think well you can want all you like but actually we'd quite like to control own destiny now on that thought of controlling destiny then is there a clear articulation from pro independence. Voices of what sort of country independent scotland would be. It would not be a big place. It's five and a half million also. Do they anticipate it would be a member once again of the european union would it remain the subject to the british crown. All of these things are up for consideration. It's the.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:53 min | 4 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Said. First minister in his government get approval. Ratings thought is people who think he's done well very well of in the high fifties. Boris johnson the uk government down in the thirties so big gap there in terms of understanding and awareness of interventions by each government. You kind of answered this question already but there has always baid as you know it. Extraordinarily strong sense of a welsh national identity in a national culture which is separate to england in the rest of the united kingdom. The country has its own language. Its own music. it's very passionately followed. Sports teams is there an increased sense that while a welsh nation is a given to thing that everybody understands exists. The welsh state is actually a practical option. Do people think that it is something that could be done. Yes a really good question. And you're you're right in the kind of premise behind it. But i think things have moved on bit since that was the case in that we do have lots of the infrastructure of estate. Now all of it by any means. Because we've had a weird devolution model from the beginning in wales with only partial evolution. And then you know not having clear. Reservations about what policies are reserved to westminster mature in place in wales until recently but we do have control over most important public policy. Levers what we don't have is controlled really fundamental things like justice and welfare. And that's probably where the next stage in the delusion journey will go. If i was guessing what will happen next. I don't think it will be a move from where we are now to independence. I think it will be a moved to what we might call. Devo max max so a delusion of justice delusion of welfare devolution of more fiscal powers and so on of course so much of this will depend on what happens in scotland because we might have that debate taken away from us by it. Cnn independent scotland. And therefore we're left with potentially a kind of catch and shutting linda wales and actually i think in that scenario support for independence will grow quite rapidly. Because i think the options are pretty limited. Laura mcallister in cardiff. Thank you for joining us. Scotland voted to stay in the uk in a referendum as recently as two thousand fourteen however scotland's pro independence government is increasingly confident of different result. If the question is asked again on joined from sterling by christiaan director of the think tank reform scotland and scotland editor for the new statesman. Let's go back to that referendum. Six years ago kris it was fifty five forty five to stay part of the united kingdom. That number has shifted since then. How solid does that shift look to. You will over the last maybe three or four months. We've seen a definite change in support for independence. It knows sets as it gets been something like fourteen. Polls and a road of showing support for independence somewhere around the mid fifties so and effects flipped from mid fifties in favor of the union to mid fifties in favor of independence. The reasons for that a brexit few people voted no in two thousand fourteen. Two independents voted remain in the brexit. Referendum have flipped on the question of independence. I think there is an issue. Was boris johnson and the nature of his government which hasn't popular in scotland..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:00 min | 4 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Wales at cardiff university and former captain of wales national women's football team. I guess a good place to start. Laura is where the welsh public is on this. Most recent polling on independence has pro independence at may be about twenty five percent and they fairly solid mid fifty against de perceive. Any sign at all of that shifting. I think we're in a really interesting terrain the moment to if you're talking about independence alone because of costa rica is quite similar to the figure that independence rated in scotland in the period leading up to the independence. Referendum twenty fourteen. So we're only talking about a period of less than a decade ago but more. Interestingly in the case of wales is a big growth in those who turn themselves to be indy curious. And you know when we talk about the indicators. We're talking about people who are not traditional independent supporters. That is not people who voted for plight country or being areas of wales where. There's been a strong historic commitment to greater power for the nation that people who are predominantly younger not similar trend in scotland. By the way in terms of demographics for independence don't forget we have votes sixteen in wales coming into force in may next year the youngest age groups between sixteen and twenty five we see percentages of its highest sixty percent in favor of independence albeit in certain pose. You know not longitudinal yet. But the other interesting group and this might surprise him. Listeners is amongst labor supporters and that's relevant in wales because we've consistently been a labour voter nation all of the governments that have been formed since steve lucien have hard labor in them sometimes in coalition sometimes in minority government but those two groups of significant for fairly obvious reasons political support for labor and secondly the future angle of young people's support for independent. Then there was the covid. Nineteen pandemic and i was wondering if that brought about a different attitude to the idea of independence because obviously the welsh government took some decisions which were different from those decisions taken by other governments in the united kingdom and for the first time in i wouldn't even begin to know where guessing how long the border between wales and england. The became very much a border. Well i'd i'd say the first time in modern history in all honesty. Because you know we've got a very long porous border with england much different to scotland's border with england and of course we've got much more travel and movement in every sentence across stop bullet you know. A quarter of the population of wales was born in england. This is a very different kind of demographic picture in wales and of course you're right in say in cove it because so much of the public policy relating to the pandemic unto interventions around the pandemic or devolved areas like transport like the hospitality industry public health and so on like education and shut. You know schools are devolved areas than for the first time in modern history. The border has had a real traction and mean meaning. The other thing have to say. Is that the worst. Government is subtly been propelled into the public consciousness. Because one thing you can say about wash politics it's been largely invisible. Not just invisible people over the border but invisible within wales. We've got a very very immature media in wales that it only touches a fraction of the population and so most people have gained their news from uk media sources which naturally focus on england predominantly. So what you've seen during the covid pandemic is really shop. Rai is in people's awareness of what the government under the parliament actually does and interestingly what does translated into higher levels of approval for welsh government interventions for uk government interventions so. Just coaching some of our recent polling that we've done in cardiff university..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:07 min | 4 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"There's also quite strong republican movement. I think that people have found queen. Elizabeth a very popular figure as queen prince. Charles is a much more controversial figure in a much more divisive figure said i think a whole debate would begin about whether the monarchy would survive in england and wales that alone in scotland. How do you imagine in circumstances like this. That england's idea of itself might change. There is a plausible argument that what brexit actually was was. An english nationalist insurrection. Would england start to feel like do you think a very different country than it currently does now as part of the united kingdom. Yes i think he know ready. Does i think that what we've seen post that. Brexit referendum has been a country with a divided sense of identity where brexit is seen as an english. Move an english nationalist. Move so i think that the english would in fact be very much on the defensive. They would be angry with scotland. Scotland voted for independence. They would think. Oh the scots ungrateful. And i think that you would see a divided country between those who actually would like to have very good relations in the future. Which dot the northern ireland vials. And those who would say you know we need. These people weakened we could organize live very much on our own where the richest people. I actually think it's a very unpredictable situation and appreciate nightmarish while we were talking earlier about what this might mean for. Whoever was prime minister at the moment of such as sundering and as of right now the person in charge of putting this toothpaste back in the tube is boris johnson who is and has always portrayed himself as a particular kind of comic book caricature of an englishman as opposed to a britain to conservative party under his leadership has taken an increasingly english nationalist tone allied obesity too its support for brexit does the fact of the prime minister boris johnson of all people make the scenario where discussing that much more likely. Yes i think it does. I mean one of the reasons that you might see a scottish independence. Vote is precisely because boris johnson is seen as so unpopular in scotland he is regarded as a caricature of an englishman even though he isn't a turkish great grandfather and american antecedents on his mother's side. He's actually glorious mixture but he portrays himself as a parody of an englishman. And i think that he would be out of office in no time and there would be an extraordinarily scrambling to try and close ranks behind some much. More unifying figure. What then is the likeliest scenario under which the united kingdom does not fracture and is able to carry on calling itself the united kingdom. I think we need to have a serious federal constitution. We need to sit down and have some source of constituent assembly wet all the nations of the united kingdom agree on how they divide power. And we don't carry on simply trying to muddle through. I think that the whole relationship with europe and the brexit vote brought this to a head. So it's the mall. And i think a constitutional convention is becoming more and more unavoidable clinton pale. Thank you very much. Wiles is probably the constituent of the united kingdom least likely to leave it support for welsh. Independence is low and wales also voted for brexit. But is it necessarily impossible on. Join now by laura mcallister professor of public policy and the governance of.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:52 min | 4 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Mostly does means that you're broadcasting from three countries england. Great britain the island which also includes wales scotland and the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland. It would presently be an act of considerable optimism to bet heavily on settlement holding indefinitely in the last few years. The union has received several foundation rattling jolts brexit covid nineteen and the election of a british government with an unmistakable english nationalist edge the united kingdom has always been an unusual setup longer on fudging and muddling through than on clear coherent rules but might the uk have run out of room for further self. Preserving maneuver is something fundamental about to give. Is there still some way that the cracks which have appeared might be repaired. we'll go to all four corners of the kingdom to find out. This is the foreign desk what you've seen during the covid. Pandemic is really sharp. He's in people's awareness of what the government and the parliament actually does interesting. What does translated into is higher levels of approval for welsh government interventions for uk government intervention. She's on our televisions doing press conferences. She's making big decisions about.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

04:09 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"It's more of an ornamental thing You can go to any number of institutions and they'll just have swans hanging out. They fell out of favor as food a partially the. Positive feedback loop part of the reason they fell out of favor as food is because if you are manufacturing swans for consumption, you have to compete with the. Jek, onomic scale of other mainstream, meet manufacturers and other. Well, we would call them exotic meet manufacturers, squad, quail, pigeon, etc, and I'm having a little bit of a hard time finding if this is entirely true because there are some folks saying that it's sort of a myth but there is this notion that swans mate for life and that's another reason that I think folks are differentiating. Them from other creatures because there's this notion, there's even a quote in that article that we were talking about the image of a lonely swan searching fruitlessly for its butchered partner would surely make the most obnoxious bacon is my personality meet bro Think twice. So we can say that presentation Asai it's probably not gonNA. Change Your Life to eat a swan you don't you don't have to. To enjoy them, you can just see these lovely creatures lovely from far away. The same way that maybe a bonfire looks lovely far away you can enjoy it from a distance, but we don't recommend hanging out with them in person if you are. The caretaker of some swans we'd love to hear from you have you ever eaten Swan have you have? You tried it? How'd you cook it? I found a great recipe a couple of great recipes but I, myself have not made Swan. You can find us on the Internet in places we've got instagram and. FACEBOOK and all that ridiculous history Our recommendation as you know is typically join the facebook group ridicules historians where you can share memes about swans and they're horrible hell scape of a mouth and tongue situation. There's definitely some of those out there if you want to trigger me with other bird pictures and stories or perhaps Ben with pictures of metal you can do that there too and we do. We do kind of creep through the group for dot agree to this well I. Do. This is what I say. And let the chips fall where they may. You can find that on facebook. You can also find us as individual human people I'm pretty much only on instagram and I am at how now Brown there. You can see me encountered very strange foods actually on my instagram at Ben Bulletin. You can also find me on twitter where I'm at Ben, bowl and H W. Thanks again to our fantastic guests. Super Producer Andrew How Aka Cool Guy Deluxe Howard Aka, Swan Master. Aka Mr Magic Hour..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

03:29 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"It's predecessor of the operations that conservationist take around the world you know tagging and monitoring populations of wild animals. Technically now, all unmarked swans on open water belong to the Queen but the Queen only exercises this ownership right on this one stretch of the Tim's and when killing swans was outlawed in the nineteen eighties, the population of England was shrinking and a lot of people nowadays believe that the Queen is the only person allowed to eat mute swans. Here's a bit a weird British plot twist avery for you. That's not exactly correct but it is maybe correct in practice because remember the queen of England is considered immune from prosecution. So she woke up one day and said, I just want to eat swans forever legally no one could really stop her. It's a it's good to be at the top I guess and Hey, you might be asking yourself i. don't live in the UK I really want to eat a swan. How do I do I? Do I go about this? It is a thing. It's sort of like a exotic meats like pigeon or e new or like. And you see these here and there certain types of restaurants that specialize in kind of more game type meets. But yes, still aren't GonNa see swan on the menu and there's a reason for that. It is technically in the United States legal to hunt and kill swans. If you have the appropriate permit, I don't know how that would go where are their wild swans in the US I'm not sure but nobody really does it and nobody well, if they do, they might do it for trophy. Right before but even that already, can you sense where I'm going with this kind of weird people out it was sort of be the equivalent of light hunting puppies you know and I don't know why considering what we've said about the nightmare fuel that is swan I feel like they should all be hunted down and eliminated personally. That's a heartache heartache. Only half serious. three-quarter serious but. It's because of something called the the paradox. And, there's actually a really cool article on the outline that talks about Why don't we eat swans knowing that we eat things like Turkey and goose and even a rabbit we talked about this actually with Casey on a previous episode about where do we draw the line and this is a thing it's called the meat paradox. This is the minds way of kind of coping with this fluency over like you know what animals are okay to eat what animals do associate more sense than intelligence with, and it's also kind of doesn't always work out because as we talked about, with Casey, pigs are very intelligent. But yet we have probably even they're also kind of cute even though they roll around in their own filth, people would people would eat anything though I mean that's why starvation cannibalism exist. Exactly. But for some reason, swans fit squarely within that no, no zone of the meat paradox go figure Yep. This is interesting. Goo can catch. You can catch us one data. You can buy swans in the US many people do, but.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

02:57 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"As a native species, mute swans are still under legal protection though it's not just the Queen's Gimme all them impulse anymore though now swans are protected as wild birds under the wildlife and countryside act of Nineteen eighty-one, which means that even now in twenty twenty, it is illegal to kill or keep swans you can still. Technically be guilty of Swan Edge. Oh how far we've come Oh and this is the weirdest part. No maybe you could help me with this who still owns all the swats I think the queen still owns every. unmarked. Mute. Swan. And that's exactly right and here's the thing though there is a tradition in this is something that like you know the Brits are all about tradition I think it was off Mike we were talking about like things like funny hats that happened for very specific purposes or to to indicate different levels of education progression through you know a military unit or whatever then just. Kind of stick around you know and They stopped being a functional thing and they more become like about pageantry or more as like revering the legacy of a thing that maybe meant something specific a long time ago. But now has no real place in modern society but you stick around and you keep wearing those funny hats or whatever. there is a thing. Going on today called Swan upping. That involves a funny hats which I enjoy. They're sort of like almost like a paper sailboat, you might drop in the Thames, but but in hat for him So this is something that's been happening for about nine hundred. Years We maybe alluded to it a little bit earlier about the idea of the Swan Masters who would check the marks and you know kind of do account and make sure that you know they claimed all of the unmarked swans that is called Swan upping. and. So they row out now as part of this, like carrying on the tradition, they've been doing this for nine hundred years. These men row up and down the Thames looking to mark check and count the swans, and actually you can see a great video of it on Youtube you've type in swan upping they way them they actually lift them out by hand of the water and way them on a scale and and you know keep a ledger of all of the swans in the Thames and in some you know sad yet unsurprising news this year's Swan upping ceremony will not be taking place Dates back to the twelfth century and I believe this may be the first swan upping ceremony that's been canceled because of the pandemic. Yet because of the pandemic I'm not aware whether or not it was canceled at some point during World War Two or other times of great turmoil nowadays is still exist because that tradition is very useful a conservation tool..

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Ridiculous History

03:07 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Beans, check it out. I do think you'll like it friends about the our best fiends. Eventually, Swan kind of transition to this traditional food right? It was it swan it's not just for feast anymore, but it became part of Christmas celebrations. You know goose or Swat. It did and I really like this notion of a status meet I just have to say I guess maybe what today would be a status meet like Philemon Young. Like an expensive cut of like rack of lamb or something like that. It would be a status meat or to law tiger tongues very well endangered species I. Don't think we should eat them but shark fin soup Gra. Look the cruelest status meet of them all. A how on the K-? How? Yeah. Okay Thorugh Kobe beef you know something that's very bleak raised in a very specific way very rarefied conditions fed with a certain type of grain or what have you that would be maybe today's equivalent of status me veal caviar totally. And they're all quite pricey. And you know Swan was sort of like insane. It's Day in the Sun as as a a status meet of the time. It was still a delicacy and used as part of Christmas celebrations of until the Eighteenth Century but it was still only legal to kill and eat one if you had that swan mark and so did kind of remain a luxury good into the Victorian period when SORTA became a little less cool You know how fashions are very fleeting. At times a name this one, this one stuck around for a pretty, pretty, pretty good amount of time considering how most trends are. But. By the twentieth century, it really wasn't eaten and the whole idea of Swan marks still stuck around but more as like A. Almost like a tradition and then stop sort of started being red flagged by a lot of like organizations that look at animal cruelty and said that it was cool to scratch letters into the the beak of the swans because you know I think those are sort of bony. But I bet it wasn't a pleasant experience or am no I. Don't think the swans themselves would have voted for it had they had the swan vote. But you're right the decline of this practice was also pretty slow in. This might surprise some people to know the animal rights activists in the late eighteen hundreds were the driving force behind the end of the Swan Markings. They said it constituted unnecessary suffering, and so eventually Queen Alexandra was married to King Edward the seventh stopped the royal birds at least from being mart but it was not intil nineteen ninety eight that the law was changed such that it was no longer an act of treason to eat a swan in the UK unless you know you had your paperwork, you're swat mark and so on..

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Ridiculous History

03:54 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Later in fourteen, eighty, two, the crown made this like solid law only landowners of a certain income can keep these birds and. This is funny to me because one thing I've always found fascinating about London is the sheer amount of taxation for various things like there's a win, there was a window tax I. Think there was a television tax and this was the the swan tax. So really all you got for paying this fee was the right to make this carving brand on your Swan beaks. And if you didn't do this, there would be consequences. It's funny because it wasn't always the say Mark Right? It was a specific kind per like Swan Mark, agreement Beth right there were actually hundreds of different types of Swan marks and you can even find entire books dedicated to keeping track of all of the various ones, and they would be different symbols almost like a family crest or you think of or like Tartan or whatever like in Scotland. Things like swords or crossbows or kind of you know elaborate Kelly graphic kind of markings like herald symbols and and then eventually it got a little more simple and they just made them letters but yeah. Every year something called a Swan Master of which there were many but they were designated as like the keepers of the swans would ro on a boat out through the open waters to determine the ownership of every single mark on on these swans beaks and make sure that they knew who owned them and any of the unmarked birds belong to the crown. So this is a totally answered my question Ben it. It definitely was. A super elaborate dare I say overly so process. But only those who owned that right? That again was a very convoluted set of criteria that went into your ability to own that, right. Could. Swap ones and they were very very expensive. It's almost like think of it as like buying like a like a taxi medallion or something you know you're investing in a long term because you know if you had a swan could breed this one or i. don't know like was limited to just that one swan, the life of that. Swan Shirley you could do with the Swan what what you want it and use it to create more swans. Debris and bad be sure to Markham back when they were young swans are cygnets because otherwise they automatically belong to the monarchy. It's weird be sold much legal work went into this like local councils would have swan collectors that would round up wild swans. Adams of flocks already talked about law and order. Swan Court Dum dum. Dum Hock. There, there's a really fascinating thing in fifteen seventy called the order of swans. It's a legal document that sort of articulates the rules relating to these birds, specific league, and it shows us just how high the fines were for people who were. who were flouting the law they said, if Eddie person do raise out counterfeit or older, the mark of any swollen, they shut us off on years in prison months, and this is where I don't know about you guys. This is where I learned about a crime I never heard of, if you commit swan edge has killing swatted if you kill an adult swan or if you even steal the eggs, then you will also be punished with a very harsh sentence likely imprisonment because we have to remember you know many people over history at this point might be killing adult birds because they had to feed their family or stealing eggs for the same reason as exactly right..

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02:23 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

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05:25 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Like the inside of a nightmare very love crafty in it. Got My finger swans suffer from a stereotype because in the West, we've always heard the story of the Ugly Duckling that groups become a swan so. We all for some reason assumed that they are as nice personality wise as they look and that could be further from the truth. They're real pills idea of like swans representing elegance and dainty nece and and What's the word grace you know like Swan Lake in the whole Baletic, the whole move I think it must be originated from Swan Lake the Dying Swan, which is sort of cliche ballet move where you sort of hub. Crouch down slowly as as though you're dying Swan. Fascinating stuff the way he's associate these absolutely demonic creatures with all these positive traits you're right Ben, the inside their mouth like they're ringed with we're rows of like Catholic t there's something like it's it's really unsettling but no, we're burying the lead here we said it and then got distracted by the nightmare that is swan. But yeah, the Queen of the United, Kingdom known as the head of the Commonwealth also known as the defender of the faith also the commander in chief of the British armed forces sovereign of the most noble order of the Garter God sovereign of the most ancient and most noble order of the fissile. These are all titles bestowed upon A. Fifth the second, the Queen of England also, another one perhaps lesser known is the same your of the swans. It's true. This is something that maybe unfamiliar to a lot of our non-british listeners We like how Arthur McGregor explains it in nineteen ninety-five issue of anthropoids LOGICA. It turned out that swans in this part of the world swans were the subject of a big controversy debate who owns them who breeds them, who gets to eat the. British courts and town councils had been arguing about this since the Middle Ages by thirteen sixty one, the crown had appointed a Royal Swan heard and by fourteen sixty three, there was a fulltime Swan Moat and commissioners were appointed there to hear entirely swan related disputes it in my head, the Dick Wolf. If you're still listening to the show, this is law and Order Swan,.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

03:25 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Andrew Dot Com, you. That's my favorite rem. You guys I think is Swan Swan Hummingbird off of lifes rich pageant don't really know what it's about, but it's it's it's very nonsensical. Classic Michael. Stipe lyric. But yeah, it's the lyric. Swan Swan Hummingbird Hurrah. We're all free. Now what noisy cats are we you know but it's not really about cats or swans or hummingbirds There's a character named Johnny read at some point today's episode is about one of those things mainly the swans? Yeah. Yeah you know I r.. Some of their work in this beautiful rarefied musical era where lyrics could sound deep and profound and they didn't have to make sense shout out to use smashing pumpkins. The fact Gosh okay before quote Pumpkins. Oh, I forgot to say I'm Ben a longtime listeners you know most of us from this show and you probably heard of swans because you are right in today's episode is all about swans but it's not about all swans and it's also not about the seminal noise rock band swans. And it concerns a queen not Freddie Mercury's Queen. But the queen of England and a river not all rivers but the river Tim's now I have a brief anecdote here once in London I had the fortune to go to this restaurant that I always dreamed of visiting and place called Saint John It's famous for serving things that would usually be thrown away and it's called traditional. British, cooking. But we're talking about stuff like you know sweetbreads, tongue brain stuff like that, and that is where for the first time I ate a grouse and I realized that you can indeed eat many many birds here in the US. mainly eat chicken right or duck once a year bound by tradition we Turkey. But back in the day, Swan was not just a foul dish get it. The everybody was familiar with but eating it was a mark of status for a very weird reason. Yes this is correct. It was a particularly weird reasons sort of a weird historical flex that only the most fortunate amongst the citizens of London town. were able to eat swans and that's because they actually had to pay a big to the monarchy. In order to consume these illustrious birds, which also by the way, really cantankerous birds, we have a friend and former colleagues got Benjamin who has a very terrifying story about being dragged by a swan into like a moat situation because it wanted his ice cream cone as a kid and that to me is just like the stuff of nightmares, swans or terrible. With your. Now, we're sitting geese worse than guests which sang a lot I was attacked by a swan once in Dollywood. And it got my finger and always terrified because I had not seen one up close before and I did not understand that when their when they're honcker their bills, their terrify mouth parts are open the inside.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

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02:18 min | 8 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Are. You one of those people who thinks it's okay to drive stone I mean, what's the worst that can happen you end up driving below the speed limit? It's no big deal right? We're wrong the truth it's your reaction times low way down when you're hot, you're not only put yourself in danger but everyone around talk about it was stop kidding. It's not okay to drive hot. If you've been using marijuana in any for do not get behind the wheel. If.

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:42 min | 11 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I everybody WHO's listening watching welcome back to another one in the arm your normal sessions. It's been a bit of a break for me, so it might be a little rusty on this basically a sort of the sessions to give people an idea of the experiences of other folks around the world, and hopes that maybe it will be able to make some connections in the similarities and also learn about some of the differences thankfully I've had a Lotta, my friends. Willing to join me. In today I have a friend from the UK who I guess I'm going to say. Could you introduce yourself to get things going? To. Climb Onions Jenny I'm hearing Manchester in the UK on? We've been on lockdown since around mid March. And it's it's it's like. Wow, it's late me. I was GONNA say mid May. Is Getting on now. I actually went into lockdown slightly earlier than everybody else as well I'm kind of on a one of a slightly more among kind of medium risk less. So I was actually sent home from work a little bit. I've Kinda stopped counting now, but it's definitely been molin shipments. Yeah I m. y notice you know you're kind of looking at the side, so you can go to. You've got a little days ongoing. Just checking mother. Had some friends that are like posting on their facebook just like this Tuesday. And I are I one of my friends was in Portland on the West Coast? The states and it was like this is Monday such such date, and it was Tuesday for me like fifteen hours ahead, so wrote her, and I was like fake news. Image Day? So when you say locked down for you in Manchester and against maybe the UK in general 'cause. I mean there is like there's a countrywide sort of mandate right, and maybe there's some different. In between things for cities in what is it there is it provinces or counties? Well Tapioca. have been Many differences I. think that the different the different countries within the United Kingdom I think have. been making their own decisions and have been announcing their decision so you know. So having his daily briefing. Adam, that happens around tea time, but this and This minister Scotland is kind of during one earlier in the day and Wales kind of doing that thing, but nobody really pays attention to aisles. And So. We're all basically doing pretty much the same thing. We've recently been downgraded died. How Much WanNa go it, but we'd kind of been downgraded to a slightly lower alert level at if he likes it..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:42 min | 11 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I everybody WHO's listening watching welcome back to another one in the arm your normal sessions. It's been a bit of a break for me, so it might be a little rusty on this basically a sort of the sessions to give people an idea of the experiences of other folks around the world, and hopes that maybe it will be able to make some connections in the similarities and also learn about some of the differences thankfully I've had a Lotta, my friends. Willing to join me. In today I have a friend from the UK who I guess I'm going to say. Could you introduce yourself to get things going? To. Climb Onions Jenny I'm hearing Manchester in the UK on? We've been on lockdown since around mid March. And it's it's it's like. Wow, it's late me. I was GONNA say mid May. Is Getting on now. I actually went into lockdown slightly earlier than everybody else as well I'm kind of on a one of a slightly more among kind of medium risk less. So I was actually sent home from work a little bit. I've Kinda stopped counting now, but it's definitely been molin shipments. Yeah I m. y notice you know you're kind of looking at the side, so you can go to. You've got a little days ongoing. Just checking mother. Had some friends that are like posting on their facebook just like this Tuesday. And I are I one of my friends was in Portland on the West Coast? The states and it was like this is Monday such such date, and it was Tuesday for me like fifteen hours ahead, so wrote her, and I was like fake news. Image Day? So when you say locked down for you in Manchester and against maybe the UK in general 'cause. I mean there is like there's a countrywide sort of mandate right, and maybe there's some different. In between things for cities in what is it there is it provinces or counties? Well Tapioca. have been Many differences I. think that the different the different countries within the United Kingdom I think have. been making their own decisions and have been announcing their decision so you know. So having his daily briefing. Adam, that happens around tea time, but this and This minister Scotland is kind of during one earlier in the day and Wales kind of doing that thing, but nobody really pays attention to aisles. And So. We're all basically doing pretty much the same thing. We've recently been downgraded died. How Much WanNa go it, but we'd kind of been downgraded to a slightly lower alert level at if he likes it..

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