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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:33 min | 8 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"There's a gap and then it moves in a slightly different manner when you're taking corners. They say that is a recipe for disaster. That will make the roads less safe and that it really shouldn't be done now. We're seeing impact obviously on on on the on the fuel situation but it must also be impacting other sectors. Where running up to christmas demand is just going to increase the deliveries What do you see happening. I think the events of this weekend are going to trigger off a wave across the economy really of panic buying. I think you're going to have businesses that are going to start to increase the amount that they have in terms of the supplies that they need. So i think this cut of the model that we've got in the uk. Is this just in time model. Is that say a car. Garish so i was needed to put my car in last week. they were trouble getting for the repes- an said that something that should have come down in about forty eight hours would then take now about twelve days so i think you might start to see some businesses start to up the amounts of supplies and resources that they have a and then on the consumer side. What you're going to see is people now. After this fuel panic we're going to see them starting to think ahead to christmas. I think we're going to start to see them sort of start. Stop tying stockpile food again. We had already seen some shells to empty out and supermarkets saying that they were going to reduce their range. We're not seeing as well. I think a bit of a rush on toys maybe electrical goods as well people trying to get things in before. Christmas said they don't miss out. Then we know this is also going to impact across the nhs which is already struggling the national health system with all sorts of transport logistics being a problem there. We know there's an energy crisis where huge price rises are on the cars. There's a financial fallout jeeter. Covert britain pours the poorest britain's offset to get poorer and i wonder if the british people think that a change in government at the next election might solve these problems now the the opposition labor party conferences going on at the moment up but it seems that it's mired in infighting. Is there any hope that the change in administration will will alleviate any of these problems. Yeah we'll you know y- head role as and many people said in noga's out it's You know afghanistan the withdrawal. This is really going to damage the government but when it comes to foreign as they happen in a very different way and impact people differently and whilst many people shocked and had a lot of sympathy were angry. Nothing hits voters like hit to their wallets. It is an old times the closest thing to them end affects equally. Everyone across this is not to the same degree but everyone notices it. Everyone is no thing. Prices arising the products aren't in shops. That for the first time in many people's lifetimes in the uk that choices out being limited an impacted and they are really starting to see. Huge spikes Even myself by energy company. It seems on the verge of collapse. Several have already collapsed now. People are automatically. Whatever tariffs negotiated being swaps to another company on a much higher tariffs and that starting to feel this energy price hit so. They've got the gas prices at the petrol stations. That got energy prices going up. They've got a sec. Nation in wages despite house prices continuing to rise. You've got really now a full circle impact on people's lives chances. You've also got a tax in christ's increase coming. Normally the thing that you can rely on with a conservative government is that your taxes won't go up but said they all gain scale up here to pay four the social care of the elderly. So that is going to go up. And yesterday they slipped out the government at announcement that the amounts of money that you make to start having to pay back your student loan. We'll full from twenty seven thousand pounds about twenty three thousand pounds so you all now really starting to pile the bed and onto younger generations. So yes there. I think is going to be a building sense of anger through the winter. That will now that we got through this crisis. The government perhaps is struggling to address the needs of the people that it hasn't got on top. We'll see where this reshuffle. This was a team that was meant to deliver whether they take action. There is a budget coming in a few weeks time. But we'll see how proactive this government gets so many people at this time will naturally think. Well what is the alternative and the main opposition party. Here is the labor party that having the conference down in price in but so far it had over the weekend being embroiled with arguments about its in town rules now. The labor leader surprisingly managed to get through what he wanted. He thinks he's basically stopped. A jeremy corbyn from coming by changing the rules on who gets the vote for the leader. They wanted yesterday to her. Show them with their agenda to sell to the public and they were hit by resignation. By frontbencher andy mcdonald. He resigned over the labor party opposing proposal from supporters to campaign for minimum wage of fifteen pound. Now now kissed tinted simply too much. The current minimum wage is just over eight townsend. Our policy position is to go about ten pounds but this just shows more infighting in the party. Absolutely vincent thank you very much indeed. That's vincent mcilvanney there. And this is the globalist on monocle..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:52 min | 8 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Craig's lost bond film as the day went on. We're getting closer and closer to that final take Watching the crew members around just breaking into tears especially those around daniel so it's going to change and that's all ahead here on the globalist life from london i look at. What else is happening in. The news germany's green party and the free democrat said. They'll hold talks before meeting with the social democrats and the christian democratic union the two parties competing for their support to form coalition governments north korea's rubber-stamp legislature. The supreme people's assembly would convene for one of its rare parliamentary sessions today and hospitals in new yorker expecting to lay off thousands of workers as a result of a new requirement that healthcare employs must vaccinated against curve at nineteen. Do stay tuned to monocle. Twenty throughout the day for more on those stories but i ninety percent of petrol stations in the uk have run dry d to chronic delivery problems causing an enormous knock-on effect across all factors. The healthcare system appears to be crumbling. A combination of price rises tax increases and benefit cuts will leave the poorest british families. A thousand pounds out of pocket and there seems to be no viable opposition. As the labor party descends into kaethe the. Uk is a mess. Does boris johnson's government have plan. When i'm joined by vincent mcilvanney monocle. Twenty fools political correspondent to investigate that vinnie. Let's start with fuel you've been in yorkshire talking to a haulage company. The root of this problem is the shortage of drivers. Tell us mole. Yeah that's right. Spent yesterday morning with a haulage company. Just outside of said they do haulage right around the uk they have forty two big eighteen wheelers and they deliver all kinds of things and i spoke to a couple of drivers guys who've done this for decades and they said you just cannot get young people into this profession that they don't want that lifestyle anymore. When you climb into one of these trucks that i was in yesterday it has a fridge stocked with food for the week so they can at least try and eat healthily. It has a microwave has a bed and they will drive up and down the country. They will sleep in that cab but the problem is as well on top of that They don't have access to proper facilities because there are currently around fifteen thousand spaces short for them to park at service stations in the uk. Hey so they end up often sleeping slipways on the sides of roads and then they're only facilities for them so it is a very strange lifestyle that some of these guys live and something that younger men More used to being home more used to having a work life balance wanting to see wives in kids. They don't want to do that anymore. So there are real problems. I think from talking to these guys. They think that no matter what money that is kind of thrown at the industry for the drivers. If you don't improving those services you're not really going to attract anyone else in. The boss of the company was south of women and she's tried everything get women in and she says that until those service stations become secure and safe because they have been attacked by criminal gangs trying to steal from these lorries and until the facilities on. Nice enough you're not gonna get more people into this profession. So what measures that the government puts in place to alleviate this well that is the problem. The government is kind of trying to put in some short term solutions at the moment to deal with this. So they've invited. Some five thousand european drives to come back to the uk but only four three months. They'll have to leave by christmas eve. And yesterday i said to the boss of this company will have you had any european drivers coal and she said no. Of course we're not going to because many of them comeback. They've now taken up jobs in their home. Countries or elsewhere in the eu. Why would they give that up to come here whether they stay for just three months and then they would go back on christmas eve. When last year they were many of them stuck at an nfl down in dover without any kind of support services Unable to cross again because of the chaos at the port so that is one way we know that a an all me. section is being put on standby in order to drive fuel to the pumps just in case. But that hasn't been activated yet. And we've seen the fuel price as a result spiking to its highest level. In eight years. I was at four different service stations yesterday. Which had run outs. And there was genuine the wilderness and anger from people at what was happening. Why the government hadn't foreseen. This crisis was coming when about twenty thousand e you drivers have left because of brexit with l. la which is the roads agency in the uk unable to process tests and new licenses during the whole pandemic period. There was real concern as to why the government hadn't seen this coming and also concerned that with loosening of various rules like The it being easy to guess. Hgtv licensed to for drivers being allowed to drive the longer with shorter breaks. I mean that's real safety concerns on completely and this is something that the company that i was with yesterday and another company in london. Friday said is that these reforms on not corrects they will make the roads. less safe. drivers already drive long hours and they have to have to you know. I think many people get this that many of them have to load the vehicles themselves which can be demanding physical work than getting in the cab driver five also hours to a site whether then have to wait until then have to unload it themselves than they might have to go into another site unload again and then drive back to base or if they hours run out just pull into a lay by and and get some sleep so this is really physical work extending the hours is not they say going to help this problem. It's about investing in the services to get young people. And when i said so many of them you know i was in one of these vans yesterday driving around and it is a huge vehicle. You really have Get to know the physics of how the articulated movement works. What the government's idea is it going to change it. So that if you can drive called the category two vehicles which are kind of fans which all delivery vans which are fixed so if you imagine the cabin at then no kind of gap between the the box of the back which holds all the good so it moves in one kind of simple way that talking about changing it so you can go straight from mccaw. Normally you have to do a bit of time in that vehicle i the going straight from cau- into an articulated where you've got a cabin that separate you have to learn how to docket on..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:53 min | 8 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Ninety percent of petrol stations in the uk have run dry d to chronic delivery problems causing an enormous knock-on effect across all factors. The healthcare system appears to be crumbling. A combination of price rises tax increases and benefit cuts will leave the poorest british families. A thousand pounds out of pocket and there seems to be no viable opposition. As the labor party descends into kaethe the. Uk is a mess. Does boris johnson's government have plan. When i'm joined by vincent mcilvanney monocle. Twenty fools political correspondent to investigate that vinnie. Let's start with fuel you've been in yorkshire talking to a haulage company. The root of this problem is the shortage of drivers. Tell us mole. Yeah that's right. Spent yesterday morning with a haulage company. Just outside of said they do haulage right around the uk they have forty two big eighteen wheelers and they deliver all kinds of things and i spoke to a couple of drivers guys who've done this for decades and they said you just cannot get young people into this profession that they don't want that lifestyle anymore. When you climb into one of these trucks that i was in yesterday it has a fridge stocked with food for the week so they can at least try and eat healthily. It has a microwave has a bed and they will drive up and down the country. They will sleep in that cab but the problem is as well on top of that They don't have access to proper facilities because there are currently around fifteen thousand spaces short for them to park at service stations in the uk. Hey so they end up often sleeping slipways on the sides of roads and then they're only facilities for them so it is a very strange lifestyle that some of these guys live and something that younger men More used to being home more used to having a work life balance wanting to see wives in kids. They don't want to do that

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Fuel pumps run dry in British cities, sowing supply chain chaos

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:53 min | 8 months ago

Fuel pumps run dry in British cities, sowing supply chain chaos

"Ninety percent of petrol stations in the uk have run dry d to chronic delivery problems causing an enormous knock-on effect across all factors. The healthcare system appears to be crumbling. A combination of price rises tax increases and benefit cuts will leave the poorest british families. A thousand pounds out of pocket and there seems to be no viable opposition. As the labor party descends into kaethe the. Uk is a mess. Does boris johnson's government have plan. When i'm joined by vincent mcilvanney monocle. Twenty fools political correspondent to investigate that vinnie. Let's start with fuel you've been in yorkshire talking to a haulage company. The root of this problem is the shortage of drivers. Tell us mole. Yeah that's right. Spent yesterday morning with a haulage company. Just outside of said they do haulage right around the uk they have forty two big eighteen wheelers and they deliver all kinds of things and i spoke to a couple of drivers guys who've done this for decades and they said you just cannot get young people into this profession that they don't want that lifestyle anymore. When you climb into one of these trucks that i was in yesterday it has a fridge stocked with food for the week so they can at least try and eat healthily. It has a microwave has a bed and they will drive up and down the country. They will sleep in that cab but the problem is as well on top of that They don't have access to proper facilities because there are currently around fifteen thousand spaces short for them to park at service stations in the uk. Hey so they end up often sleeping slipways on the sides of roads and then they're only facilities for them so it is a very strange lifestyle that some of these guys live and something that younger men More used to being home more used to having a work life balance wanting to see wives in kids. They don't want to do that

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

06:39 min | 8 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Hello and welcome to the monocle. Daily coming to you from our studios here at midori house in london and ramallah my guests latina book and vincent mcilvanney will discuss all the day's big stories and we'll have a special preview of the new a new look addition of monocle magazine. Stay tuned over that and more coming up right here on the monocle. Daily in association with aliens on twenty four. This is the monocle daily. I'm andrew miller. And i am joined today by vincent macaroni. Journalists and monocle twenty four regular politics commentator and by latifah burke journalist with the sydney morning herald and the age holiday. Both let's take first of all because we we will be getting to this and other implications. Were you impressed by president. Joe biden styling out clearly forgetting the name of l. prime minister that fell out that philip from down under. It's not just the fellow all defense you know. It's that filler. From down under a did think it was quite the flourish. From by catch the circumstances. I thought it was good. I liked the order q. Who was doing his cumulative. Save that day. Because by the end of the address someone had loaded scott morrison's name and he was able to say it. Vincent if you ever completely forgotten the name of somebody who is supposed to be speaking to you for public broadcast absolutely ahead. Yeah absolutely. I'm pleased to say that because i i was. I was interested by the almost total lack of condemnation of the president by professional. All of whom were thinking who look on the and your funds. Disasters thing isn't the view. And i'm not saying probably things will come has happened when stuff is going wild behind the camera and you are clocking. What is going on labour cabinet member and there was just this naked protests there behind the camera and we were both trying to not look. We were worried he was going to run in and it was like. That's when i. When i lose it so that the audience seven as what's going on behind the camera well with the tone nicely lower the we show go first of all to the un general assembly in the wake of which us president joe has been conducting bilateral meetings with the heads of the other two governments involved in the recently consecrated orcas alliance scott morrison prime minister of australia. And boris johnson. Prime minister of the united kingdom the further enmeshing of the three established allies is no great upset to the global order. How ever much. China and indeed france may presently be begging to differ. I am joined first of all by tyler pager. White house reporter for the washington post tyler. First of all do we know what was top of the agenda. When the president spoke to johnson and morrison was all about orcas or have they already moved onto other things. Yeah thanks for having me and obviously okkas was a big topic of conversation. But i think there are a whole host of issues that that were discussed from cova to afghanistan to climate and just kind of broader goals dot. The three countries share on democracy and human rights You know moving forward and making progress on on on a range of issues. Is it correct to assume that there's been an amount of bemusement in american. Meteors y franson particular has got so upset about this because the the tripartite alliance between those three countries is about a solid effective geo-strategic. Life is there is. They can't have been that surprised. Yeah i think there Was some was surprised about the theatrical response from friends. Obviously pulling its Some friends officials comparing biden to former president. Donald trump which i'm sure Folks in the white house and the administration did not look connie. But you know biding out a call today. with French president mccrone. They agreed to meet a next month in person on the ambassadors returning to washington. So i think those tensions are are largely subsiding. But but you know. I do think that the the broader point is that biden is really doing this. Give it to china. He and his administration are quite concerned about china. And it's growing Power not just geopolitically but particularly in the region in terms of naval operations and so this submarine deal was really an escalation of the efforts by americans to ensure that not only the us navy but australian navy and other allied partners are prepared to deal with the growing threat of china in the region will own that thought. This was president biden's first general assembly as president of the united states. Do we get a general sense of where he sees. America's place in the world is is it just as a counterbalance to china or does he appear to be more ambitious than that. I think that is obviously a priority. But but i do think it's more ambitious than that. I think he sees america. Playing a crucial role in convening countries bringing them together to fight common challenges. You know the to that. He spent quite a bit of time talking about where the work the climate crisis in krono virus. And i think as we saw today he convened a global summit on vaccines. He earlier convened this summit on climate change. I think he really sees. The united states is playing a critical role in leading the world to tackle challenges that can only be handled with collective action. I think that is a dramatic difference from obviously the trump administration where donald trump had a policy of america. I almost america alone. I think biden really truly believe in multilateralism in these alliances whether it's it's nato or the eu or the new partnership aucas. He really wants to invest in those relationships in those alliances to bring the world together against global challenges whether that's climate change in the krona virus or regional challenges with china tyler pager with the washington post. Thank you for joining us. Let's get more on this penalty. Book and vincent mcilvanney latifah first of all. Let's look at our own home nation. He what do you think. Scott morrison got out of this other van certain amount of reassurance that joe biden does in fact know who he is i think it was a victory lap. Scott morrison of the last eighteen months has been extracting everything he wanted and could have designed and dreamed for.

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

07:20 min | 9 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Hello and welcome to the monocle daily coming to you from l. studios here. Midori house in london. I'm andrew mullah my guests florence peterman and vincent mcilvanney will be here to discuss all the day's big stories and latin america correspondent reports on the day that uruguayans remember days cost. Stay tuned all that and more coming up right here on the moment. Daily in association with elliott's on monocle. Twenty four this is the monocle daily. I'm andrew and i am joined today by the journalist and monocle twenty four regular politics commentate vincent macaroni and by. Afp's london bureau chief florence beat and Hello to you both and florence. You would just saying it's also good goodbye to you. Yeah it's my last week in the uk after six theory reach years with many surprises. Like said diction jeremy corbyn ahead of the labor to welcome me and then the brexit vote which nobody and none of my colleagues really expected roy in the uk. Expecting a nice quiet time and look what happens. Hopefully we will still be speaking to you about matters. French perhaps in future a vincent. Not leaving us as well. You know stuck ten years in london tomorrow china. Well we will have more from you both very very shortly but first of all within the last few hours. Uk prime minister. Boris johnson has chaired a virtual conclave of leaders of the g. Seven at issue of course is the situation in afghanistan. The good news is that amount of order seems to have been brought to bear on hamid karzai international airport in kabul nearly sixty thousand afghans most of whom had worked in some capacity with foreign forces have been evacuated including twenty thousand in the last twenty four hours. The bad news may be assessed as pretty much everything else on joined festival from washington. Dc by ryan heath at politico ryan festival to that g seven summit. What have we learned about what was said. And perhaps more importantly what was agreed. It's been a bit of a washout. I'm afraid andrew There is no agreement on an umbrella policy on how many refugees to resettle where to resettle them. There was no agreement on extending the evacuation deadline. The august thirty first deadline the taliban set for getting out of kabul before they really step up their reprisals and there is not really any plan for how they are going to make sure that for example local stuff working for the united nations won't be subject to those reprisals just in the next seven days antonio gutierrez the un secretary secretary general admitted this morning. Those reprisals have begun. Roy anything reading this right though though the august thirty first deadline is tight enough. I mean that's that's a week. It is in reality a lot. Tighter than that isn't it. Because if august thirty first is when they're going they're going to have to start packing up well in advance of that. Yes that's right and it is absolutely true that it's a more efficient operation out of the airport. Now the numbers of people getting out every hour have been increasing but the total number of visas on offer to afghans for example who have been working for allied governments of the last twenty years. It's fueled than one in five will have access to a visa to get them out of the country and the locals have been told by the taliban that they can no longer access the airport. So if you are an afghan national your options for getting out of the country a rapidly diminishing but ryan is there any suggestion of division within the g seven anybody push biden to extend that hard and fast august thirty first deadline. Yes there were countries trying to push that Today including the european union there on record as saying that and binding push back on and one of the reasons is the. Us is not in control. it's the taliban. That's in control of most of the areas in kabul and certainly around the entire country and so for that reason biden could put in that request. But he doesn't feel that that is worth the risk and the us administration is really focusing messaging at the moment that they are doing the best they can to get americans out and everything else is of a secondary in nature to them. You perceiving any shifts in the way that. Us media is reporting this. There are some recent polling numbers suggesting that this is putting a dent in biden yes is absolutely the case that support for his withdrawal and the way he's handled the withdrawal has been dropping and they're very worried that this is a noose republicans can hang around biden's neck and the democrats neck and the twenty twenty two midterm elections that said A lot of people keenly aware that it was george w bush that sent the us into afghanistan. it was donald trump that by and large. Set the policy for withdrawing this year so it is really the worst problem by has faced on foreign policy so far but it's not a one hundred percent black and white condemnation of him ryan heath in washington. Dc thank you very much for joining us. Let's bring the panel in now. Vincent of the many things that struck me about that chat with ryan. The one phrase that he used there was that he said the united states is not in control. And that's why august thirty first has to be. The date isn't clear to you. Why the united states won't assert control. Why joe biden won't say we'll take as long as this is going to take and if we get any trouble from the taliban but wish they hadn't but i think it's the facts and no one has yet provided answer for this or any kind of expectation. Explanation is that they gave up by grandma base. They had aways who evacuate people from this country. They had heavily-fortified airfield that they gave up only six seven weeks ago when they left that they didn't even tell the afghan government that they were going. They just told them. After they'd went they left and all kinds of kit but really any evacuation plan should have sent it on that apple. It was well defended. They had ran it for twenty years. They could have got people there and had more control over. What is national airport. So i just can't understand why they have done that and effectively. Now yes the. Us does have more soldiers than they had in the country than before they had announced This withdrawal than they've had in and most of the past year for instance but they do not want to engage in a firefight with the taliban and that to be the exit with troops running for cover after twenty years of being in this country. Maybe florence is basically. What's going on here. That this is the united states pricing the optics above all else specifically is what we're seeing here. Joe biden absolutely determined above all else. There are no. Us service personnel left in afghanistan on the twentieth anniversary of september eleventh. Yeah and the. The result is catastrophe. I think for him. It's kind of a symbolic data. Thought that would be also the case for four like the whole world but the effect like military manyara exports trust that head on the trooping winter That would have been very different. They wouldn't have been this incredibly quick Taking powered by the taliban military have been possible..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

08:09 min | 10 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Hello. This is the globalist broadcasting to you. Live from midori house in london. I'm georgina godwin. Coming up has the taliban begins to interrogate. afghan civilians. Who collaborated with us. And british forces will ask what the hasty withdrawal could mean for leaders in both london and washington. Also we look ahead to russia's election and here from the welsh leader mark drink third about why he's king to maintain a presence in brussels where going to appoint a european envoy somebody who has direct experience of the political world of the european union. And who can help to keep doors open for wales plus the roundup of the day's front and business pages and andrew. Mueller will be on hand with his take. On the week's news we did learn from the confected outrage over sort trump pissed at the spectacle of the taliban putting their feet up on the desks of kabul's presidential palace that the gop seems to have had a rethink about the virtue of unruly rebels of Malcontents storming the bastions of elected power with a quick hit on fashion retail news. That's all ahead here on the globalist life in london. First a look at what else is happening. In the news new zealand's prime minister just into auden has extended a nationwide lockdown as the number of covert nineteen cases in the country rises china's top legislature have postponed a vote on extending anti-sanctions law. To hong kong and brazil's president j bolsonaro says his government is negotiating with argentina over the construction of a multi-billion dollar pipeline. Do stay tuned to twenty four throughout the day for more on those stories. But i joe biden's approval rating has dropped below fifty percent for the first time in his presidency here. In britain their calls for the foreign secretary to resign. Both men are paying the price for the fall of afghanistan. Following the pullout of western troops from the country on joined to discuss the impact of the withdrawal on the us and uk government's by jacob power kilos the author consultant and expert on us foreign policy and international security. And also by. Vincent mcilvanney here in the studio political reporter and regular monocle. Twenty four voice. A vincent. I want to start with. Nato thirty countries contributed to the campaign in afghanistan if the nation's now criticizing biden for the. Us pull out objected. Why didn't they say well. I mean there has been reports that the british government was trying behind the scenes to encourage other nations to stay but to build some kind of coalition but at the end of the day without the us kind of tactical air support. It really wasn't feasible. The countries could have stayed in. They didn't have the numbers and the kind of an kit necessary deployed still in country because they had been drawing down in order to stay without america was the kind of bedrock off the campaign. There so i mean. I wonder what that what the impact might be on. The future of nato mean post cold war has the global. Political landscape changed to the point where we no longer need a multilateral body. That is the question. That's gonna vex a lot of western states at the moment so what to do with nato and that was the key part of former prime minister theresa may's speech in the commons the other day which kind of overlooked because of emotive speeches from soldiers tom too but she said you know very clearly that nato is the core of european security the shakes its very foundations that one country the united states can act unilaterally. And do this and that it would not go unnoticed by russia by china that it would embolden them and so there needed to be an urgent review of nato and the procedures involved with all of this well just look at what happened in that explosive session in parliament because it really was very relevant. I think in quite a turning point in in british foreign policy. Yeah it was really interesting to base. It went on for a couple of thousands both the lords and commons and in the common side you had basically. Mp's of all parties including many conservative standing up and really going out the government. Criticizing them for the incompetence that they'd seen in that was if the last couple of days the fact that we couldn't convince america. I think real loss about the poor relationship between boris johnson and joe biden and they've barely spoken since joe biden was elected. Mrs johnson hasn't been invited to the white house. The two men seem to be in very different Kind of cams and the biden team alongside a pretty reluctant to engage johnson. They felt he got too close with trump. But what the little speeches showed is that a lot of mp's Across the house thought that what the government had done yes they did want the. Uk's come out at a point but what had happened. What had been allowed to happen by. America backing out like this was to just give up all of the work all of the progress all of the sacrifice that the country has given in the last twenty years and just walk away from all of it. So you know the pictures that have played out in the last couple of days. I know from speaking to mp's and last few days as well they are. The public is really caring about this. In a way that i think they didn't kind of think would resonate as much but i think it's because it's been such a long commitment is longer than vietnam. It is this generation's war that there is a lot of anger that this has been allowed to happen. Jake this biden's failure or the failure to decades of us foreign policy on afghanistan. I'm primarily. It's a failure of two decades of foreign policy on afghanistan. I don't think you would have seen government. Collapse and an army collapsed as quickly as the afghan national army and the afghan government did if there had been a consistent strategy over two decades if the enormous amount of money that was ploughed into afghanistan hadn't been wasted on self-dealing by american defense contractors by a corruption by failing to understand the terrain that they were operating in. I think the there are certainly fillers to criticize in biden's approach. I think the primarily the absence of a plan for evacuating not only the afghan allies translators. Their families contractors and so on but also people who are threatened by the taliban academics journalists civil rights workers. And the like. But i think the idea. That withdrawing from afghanistan somehow failure the failure is already baked in failure happened over twenty years with the withdrawal on. The withdrawal are a piece of that not not a new and unique failure vincent bush's defense secretary ben wallace said on thursday. The fate of afghanistan means the west resolve is now being perceived as weak by major adversities like adversaries like russia. So what does this mean for for the future relations. With with the kremlin. Yeah that's right and you know it was really interesting as well. The former ahead of five speaking in the lords debate said that this decision leaves the west more vulnerable. More likely to be attacked. Not just by not just by terrorist groups but obviously the then state pows will not to test its will. I mean you know. Relations between britain and the kremlin off pretty low because of the salisbury poisoning. That has been a real break Entrust you know. We kicked out diplomats and and lots of countries joined us in doing that. And so i mean we will see you know. The happiness crashes in recent weeks between the british navy and the russian navy off the coast of crimea. That was a bit of just flexing some muscle to show. That person was not a in a week that is trying to show with its new aircraft carriers and the like it does keep a level of preparedness in order to deal with threats like russia but does leave a huge gap if america can simply walk away from a commitment and. I think that we'll be saying you know..

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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

02:13 min | 10 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Feedback loop with the right wing media that pick up on that the amplify that and know that can a country in the uk of sixty five million people that can just be you know two hundred three hundred people on twitter saying that and it disproportionately than affects foreign policy. So that does have it. But i mean you only have to see though to give an example. The bvi in recent years was struck by hurricane. And i it was left really in the lurch with the british navy was not really in a position to do much to help and in the end it was the appeals of below british experts. Living there that actually then forced naval deployment to those islands but it wasn't fast and it was somewhat begrudge. The nose islands did question the commitment from britain to them and everything about where we know. Roughly british naval power for instance is deployed moment that focusing on thwarting russia off the coast of ukraine and the south china sea. The movement so. I don't think there's going to be anyone really sadly rushing to haiti at the moment. And there's not going to be that much of a public. I think given everything at the moment for them to go. Tell your final thoughts on this week. We heard from ryan at the top of the show talking about afghanistan and making the point that the american public by and large is not glued to its television screens. This week this week and everybody is out doing some holiday stuff. Have we become generally again. This may be a product of social media that there's always some new Disaster tragedy clamoring for your attention that our attention span is frankly no longer up to dealing with things of this magnitude definitely and now we're all tired of it. I mean the. Us week is actually back to school. Mostly this couple of weeks. They do run it slightly different schedule but still i only think that it will be immigrant communities in the united states. That will really pay attention to this. Natalia sub via per and vincent mcilvanney thank you both for the moment we will have more from our panel right after. This alliens is proud to partner. The monaco daily on monocle twenty four mental health is a major challenge facing society today as a result of the pandemic and the added stress in isolation that accompanied it. The number of people managing mental health concerns has.

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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

08:24 min | 10 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"The monocle daily is brought to you in association with allience. Us president joe biden prepares to explain to the american people. What they're watching happen in afghanistan haiti's hefty catalogue of misfortune adds another chapter. And is anyone still listening to. Uk government pandemic advice. I'm andrew remove the monocle daily in association with liens starts now. Hello and welcome to the monocle. Daily coming to you from our studios here at midori house in london. Boundary miller my guests. Natalia rivera pereira and vincent mcilvanney will be here to discuss old the day's big stories and we'll have the first installment of this week series looking forward to upcoming north american. Meryl races stay tuned. All that and more coming up right here on the monocle daily in association with liens on monocle twenty four. This is the monocle daily. I'm andrew miller. And i am joined today by natalia. Sobrevilla pereira professor of latin american history at the university of kent and by vincent mcilvanney the journalist and regular politics commentator he on monocle twenty four. We will have more from the panel very shortly but first of all to the united states where the long telegraphed effort to spin the withdrawal from afghanistan as a draw rather than a defeat has been made more challenging by the swiftness of the talibans recapture of the country and the shambles of america's exit. Us president joe biden is due to speak later today. Join now from washington. Dc by ryan heath senior editor at politico ryan. What do anticipate the president saying. He's flying back from camp david to the white house to do this. Do we know what he intends to say when he does know but we know that he has his elbows out and that he's digging into his position so don't expect any reversals. From biden he may play a nicer cop than his national security advisor. Jake sullivan was playing earlier today. With sullivan effectively said that if afghans confide or wouldn't at the end of the day fight so they country why should americans that does not explain what's going to happen to the women afghanistan or the other vulnerable people who've supported allies of the last twenty years but biden has thought for at least ten years at america needs to be out and he's certainly not going to change his mind today even though they're a lot of distressing scenes and it is a situation that has been out of control at least less forty-eight hours in kabul ryan. You're quite right. That those scenes distressing as vincent worlds just saying that that image of people clinging to the fuselage's piloting. Us air force. Hercules is one that will be with us for a while. I suspect but do you get the sense and as us media. Do you think absorbed the sense that joe biden has basically made the calculation that though this is not how anybody would have plan the final exit. What really matters is the exit that after twenty years basically what. The people of america really won't is just never to have to think about afghanistan. Ever again i think that is the reality. For large chunks of america who by the way are out grilling food suntanning the lodge pot today than not glued to their screens like it's the first gulf war watching bombs dropped on iraq. That's not what people are doing today. I'm not in washington. Not a around. The rest of the country and seventy percent support With rural from afghanistan and biden wants to be able to say that he is not the protagonist forever wars. And he'll be able to do that now. He's going to have some pointing images he has opened the way for republicans to attack him on competence. Questions he is raising questions with allies about america's commitment to freedoms front lines. And whether he's really in the fight against authoritarianism if he's willing to walk away like this but his domestic political calculation remain sound. Which is that. most. Americans will be okay with this. Even if they don't love it. Ron one final thought on this as you have already foreshadowed the this is going to turn into a frenetic. Partisan bun fight the same as everything else in america. Does these days is anybody on the president's side trying to remind everybody that what we're basically seeing here is president biden executing the deal struck by president trump will the binding tame a certainly saying that They act as if it was set in stone and they couldn't do anything about that trump deal they had been changing that trump deal already. And nothing's set in stone when you're the president you're you ultimately get to choose but that's certainly being spin from the biden team and of course. Republicans have been trying to rewrite history as well and and have it wiped from history that it was george w bush that sent everyone in the first place twenty years ago. So it's it's a case of wolf spayed rewriting of history from all angles today in washington. Dc ryan heath in washington dc. Thank you very much joining us. Natalia we'll bring you in at this point because they have been a lot of people reaching back into history trying to find a comparison for the extraordinary scenes we have witnessed out of kabul in the last forty eight to seventy two hours. The most obvious being. Of course. I think because of the confluence of chinook helicopters leaving embassy. Reuss the evacuation south vietnam rather longer d think this is that or is one of the things that president biden has been right about in the last few weeks that this is not that well. I think there's two things to think about one of the comparison with vietnam and the images of very compelling. We see the same thing happening again and again and now when people think about vietnam it says the forgotten war somehow i mean a longtime past and now there's the thought of what would have been achieved they've stayed and i think that violence calculation with his long life is somewhere around. Those lines denied the connections. Now the other thing about of ghana stan is. No one has ever left in glory. No one has ever succeeded. Never in history not in the nineteenth century none of the twentieth century and in a sense the taliban were just playing for time they knew the time was on their side they just stood there. They just wait it. They did what they always do. Just to follow that up. Natalia and i think. I'm right. If i've remembered the quote right in reinforcing the comparison with vietnam great summation of asymmetric warfare credit to gee men was that we win by not losing whereas you lose by winning. That's basically what's happened here isn't it and it's always what happens. I remember my son around fifteen years ago when he was quite young asked me. Why is it that. I've coniston thinks they can win the war with the united states of the united states the most powerful country in the world is it's him because it's their country and eventually the us will have to make the calculation. Do they wanna stay and pay the price forever or for however long and then twenty years ended up being as long as they were willing to stay. Vincent we were talking to ryan there about the calculation. President biden might have made basically gruesome depressing indeed horrifying images. We're seeing out of kabul now and and grim the future looks for many afghans especially if they're women that most americans are just paused carrying it. Is it your sense that the government here in the uk has made the same calculation about what britain things in britain of course has also fought this war for the end of twenty years. I think what was interesting is that president is only will lead. It has a personal connection. Release this war. Here's a son. Latest survey biden actually fortunate. So he knows i mean when you talk to soldiers who've been afghanistan. They are very frank and he would have had those frank conversations with his son. In president obama's memoir. He talks about the skepticism. Joe biden had about continuing troop deployments all the way back into a decade ago. So what is going on now is that you know president biden. We'll be able to say in his remarks. I've executed the plan that was left me. By donald trump there was no getting out of it the gop meanwhile is deleting that section of its website today on that glorious trump deal trump has called for biden to resign and the situation that the britain now finds itself in is that britain you know behind the scenes..

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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

07:34 min | 11 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"They must've already been so much to take into the corporate realm from the athlete community. And so much more still calm. I think the corporate world can learn a lot from the athletes. Basically i would say there are two areas one is the attitude and the other one is the team with regards to the attitude when you look at the attitude of these athletes and reflect on yourself. You realize that the many little excuses of everyday life don't really count. What matters is resilient hard work and that he -cation that is really something that we can take away in the corporate world and the other aspect is the team because behind every successful athlete. You have a great team and here. I again see a big parallel to the corporate world and twelve million specifically. We also have a great team and we also have a team who works together hand in hand. He's very united and that is core to our success. Bernarda wagner on his passion for securing people's lives and giving them courage for what's ahead. Numata watt alliens. Liens confidence in tomorrow. Welcome back to the monocle daily. I'm andrew mullet still with me are august. Marie lecomte and vincent mcilvanney now covering of the ongoing protests across cuba including on today's daily has remarked upon the rarity of such demonstrations of dissent and dissatisfaction. We are now. Being reminded of. Y protests have been so unusual in cuba dozens if not hundreds of people have been arrested including at least one spanish journalist and president. Miguel de as canal has has performed rather a four hour long televised harangue in which he described his fellow citizens as mercenaries and counterrevolutionaries which is not traditionally the language of the hinged unsurprisingly given the role of social media in broadcasting the protests internet blackouts are now being reported vincent. I concerned that occurs to me about. This is the possibility that because of the unusual -ness of such demonstrations in cuba. Neither side really understands the rules. They don't really know how this works. And what the limit saw the protesters don't understand where the government's limits are in the government's government doesn't understand where the protesters might be an in countries such as for example this one you know everyone does kind of understand what. The dynamics of popular demonstrations are is to worry in cuba that somebody among side of the other might completely overstep mark that they didn't even know where there was one not elegantly constructed sentence. Everything yeah i mean i. I saw pictures. I i had to wrap my brain. Was i think i've ever seen purchase pitches coming out of keep before today's about thirty years since the last kind of any kind of significant ones And it is. You know a pretty novel situation for the for the people that for the current power as well to to have this kind of active opposition on the streets. I think was really fascinating. It was in kibera about six seven years ago and it was just after the agreement with brock obama and had been a bit of an opening up and i kind of expected more of a closed society but what discovered and from talking with people was that we did a home. Stay with the family was that there was this thriving internal internet in cuba. They're all these cables between the buildings which the people themselves have put up and basically created in havana. Like a line. Wire kazaa those old file. Sharing things. And they had all western. Tv shows what happened is someone would go to miami whatever who could get a massive drive. Bring it back in. You could upload it and so there was this outside of the normal instinet. There was this cuban internet where everything was being shed and so i'm really fascinated. See you know. They've tried to shut down but to be able to see those pictures. I if they can get those spread on their own. Incidents in florida is talking of the outside world singer on the germans but if they're spreading around their own internet which was pretty substantial. When i was that six years ago couldn't guessing gordon besser through the years. It'll be pretty hard to stop the spread of this information and possibly something more from happening Murray president diaz canal amid his four hour. Long rant deed blame us sanctions for everything. Which is what. Cuban governments have traditionally done Since the revolution and to be honest not without reason as we were discussing on the daily yesterday. And this was a point barrack. Obama had tried to mike but this is possibly the single dumbest foreign policy initiative. The united states has ever pursued. It's very arguably in fact. What has kept the cuban dictatorship in business for more than half a century. Would this be a good moment for president. Joe biden just to call his bluff. And go your or we're calling it all off. I'm going to go with yes. This is a loaded question who will be blamed saying. Well you know he listened to you. And i absolutely and i think Obviously that's always a tough thing. What did you if biden. obviously i'm sure you know. I think he did send a message of. I can't remember that. That was quite a quite a week. Is the word but i you know very diplomatic sort of thing you say at moments like this historical context as well kind of it was. It was what you could get away with doing without looking at your intervening essentially yes. 'cause i think that's a tricky position to be. I think for the us president of well. What can you possibly say so now. Actually yes i'm going to send my grand so why not say actually a fine fine. Let's lift all the sanctions. And then let's see what happens. The timing for joe biden's well i mean he is going to start going into campaign mode later this year for the elections next year To keep control of the of congress he's got a big part of that is florida And especially in the next generation as well and we saw that in you know when you together latino communities. Generally the latino vote didn't turn out strongly for biden is that had previously done for hillary clinton particularly in florida when you break down the elements of the the key votes in and the power that has in florida which is a key state that they need to try to recapture you know if they get this wrong than they will be punished for the pulse domestically as well. I mean just a final thought on this from mary. That thing vincent mentioned of the the kind of improvised internet that existed doubtless exists in. Cuba isn't now only possible. Do you think to run a authoritarian. Police state like cuba. If basically you'd look the rest of the world out i mean. North korea still does a mazing actually manages to do it to a large extent. An i'm reminded myself just thinking back to the first time i visited iraq in about two thousand so very much during the administration of saddam hussein you would allow bring mobile phones into the country at all. You had to leave those at a truck. Stop on the jordanian border And then collect them again when you drove back out. News almost no internet access to any body in baghdad. Because i think that the regime understood if people start to get a sense of the rest of the world. We're not going to last here and absolutely anything. A risk of sounding quigley all..

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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

07:39 min | 11 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"The government that is waging a forever war against the bbc another big soft power initiative around the world to seems that go murray further to that if this is an election issue whenever the next election is is there a way that either labour or conservatives who were that way inclined could just make the absolute naked self-interest argument in favor of increased for night. Which i for one think. He's compelling you would hope they would phrase it more gracefully than this. You don't have to like or care about the foreigners in the least to think this is a good idea because it is good for britain it is it is the most. It's the most sort of rewarding in one of the most rewarding this country makes. I think there's a few points there. The first one is quite depressing. Is that the government kind of has the public on signed On custer foreign aid has been a consistent thing. I think british coding in. Which is why. I think that they can quit comfortably. Basically plough on with stuff like this. However i think if you talk to conservatives at the moment they will say nothing apart neither which is quite interesting. That came up in chesham. And i'm ashim oversee the seat won by the liberal democrats from the conservatives. You did have people saying she knew that chats about foreign aid this is no no this kind of no not what i want from the government so it may be the case they do have the country in general on their side but actually in terms of the crucial is trying to keep or. They're trying to win over. These are the people who care about. Saint and vincent mcilvanney. Thank you both very much for the moment. The united states has a long and inglorious tradition of bugging high profile ambassadorial roles to friends of and or donors to whoever happens to be president at the time leading to to cite. Just one example. The barrack obama administration appointing a soap opera producer ambassador to hungary and citing among her qualifications. A command of conversational spanish president. Joe biden has now named a new. Us ambassador to india. He is eric. Garcetti mayor of los angeles and perhaps an indication that this stuff is now being taken more. Seriously i'm joined with more on this by mongols kaleta rebelo al former los angeles bureau chief first of all. Are you surprised by this announcement. And i'm not necessarily surprised at eric. Garcetti end up having some sort of job. Within or by the biden administration. I wouldn't have placed my bad to on being ambassador to india now. eric garcetti. As we know he has been a supporter of joe biden maula since the very beginning even though he toyed with the idea of running at during the democratic primaries and then quickly abandoned that idea to you know put his bid ford and support Joe biden so we've already expected over the last year ever since the Took office that. Garcetti might be coming to washington at some point. There was a lot of chatter around being transportation secretary which we know. Of course pete buttigieg got job instead and not the time There was a lot of criticism about garcetti's potential departure from los angeles city hall the idea that he would be abandoning the cities. You know most populous city The country's most populous city At the time of the height of the pandemic when homelessness crisis was also an all time high Climate change is still a major issue of course in california with Fires earthquakes and everything you can think of happening every year so garcetti was under a lot of pressure. A few months ago about the prospect of leaving la now we thought or analysts have been predicting that he would have to wait more than a year to get a callback while clearly he didn't Joe biden has made up his mind. and garcetti is not as wild of As much of a wild card as we might think you know he did study udu. Hindi in college He is part of the c forty which a network of mayors for climate change and of course india's one of the country's at works a lot with that network in terms of Rea- dressing a lot of the climate commitments. So there's a lot he can bring to. The table is los angeles. Going to be grief-stricken to see the back of him. Well d- no. I think a lot of angelenos will be happy to see him go but at the same time. They won't be happy that he hasn't finished the job Particularly those issues that. I mentioned that you were an issue of a year ago still remained. You know the pandemic has not gone anywhere. Homelessness crisis still hasn't gone anywhere. Add most probably is even worse now after eighteen months of coronavirus and is very much as feeling that. Garcetti has a big drop to finish. He's meant to be in office until two thousand twenty two. Of course it's different to leave. You know now wish when as a year left then it what would be essentially a halfway through. Now we know. Garcetti is a big supporter of joe biden He has a true democrat And he will represent joe. Biden's the white house values very well. abroad he will be a good envoy united states It opens an interesting question in california though. Because we have the governor of california governor sam who's facing a recall vote and if eric garcetti goes there will be a question of who replaces city hall so we have to of california top democrats potentially leaving It's likely that governor gavin newsom will win his recall vote. It's interesting that for a moment. There's a question mark over both of them just as a final quick thought. Us ambassador to india is a high profile job it would be a prestigious on the ambassadorial circuit and it certainly not one of the comfortable cushy soft options like being ambassador to you know paris oh dublin new berlin something like that. This is actually quite a serious job and a relationship that the united states obviously wants to build a. How will this go over in india. Will they will. They receive this as a kind of like big ticket. Prestige insertion into new delhi an indication that the us is taking india seriously and not for example just sending him somebody who gave a lot of money to the president absolutely guy said he you know regardless where he pulls stand Regarding his politics you know. He oversees one of the busiest cities in the world. Being a mayor you need to get things done and appointing him to become the ambassador to india shows that biden and the administration are serious about the the post you know As also one of the busiest container ports in the western hemisphere india's a huge trading partner with the united states You know the largest minute party in the country. One of the busiest airports in the world is in the us. So moving someone that from that has experienced running such a busy and big and populous city and region in the united states to one of the most busy populous nations in the world just seems a fitting and of course now this has the whole process has to go through senate confirmation hearings but we can have confidence that he will duca chop carlotta rebelo. Thank you for joining us..

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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

08:15 min | 11 months ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"You in association with alliens the uk and france of to covid nineteen strategies. The uk's foreign aid budget to stay slashed and the treadmills in south korea's comes to turn more slowly. I'm andrew muller the monocle daily in association with alliance starts now. Hello and welcome to the daily coming from studios here at midori house in london. I'm andrew miller my guests. Murray lecomte vincent mcilvanney will be discussing all the day's big stories and will also be scrutinizing. The runes staggered by the just in nominations. For this year's emmy awards stay tuned all that and more coming up right here on the monocle. Daily in association with allience on monocle twenty four. This is the monica taylor. I'm me and i am joined today. By marine leconte political journalist and author including of the imminent honorable misfits and vincent mcilvanney a journalist and regular monocle. Twenty four politics commentator. Welcome both this is the part of the show where we do light introductory banter and this week so far at least i know it's only tuesday. I have been attempting to gauge. How guests are coping not coping with what transpired here in london. On sunday night this being the final of the european football championships. Mario will start with you because last time you were here as i recall you outlined your sort of funny tier plan for supporting teams through the euro. Which you you'd picked funny teams did you. Did you stick with it. Because i know at least one of your teams are in england. Did make the final. And i stuck with it for. I would say got streamline quite quickly. I think franz who sell my main team and obviously they crushed out quickly within a now i got completely sucked into england. It to to. I would say embarrassing extent even especially as a frenchwoman is deeply deeply embarrassing. How much i go into. It is time you took off the georgia's cross face paint. Frankly i was genuinely about two hours an hour ago. I was watching videos of jordan. Pickford playing golf. That is how i'm doing. Does he get really angry when he plays golf as well not really which. I was a bit disappointed bite. I really wanted him to be furious at the concept of gulf. You know the same way. His furious that concept of catching the ball. I would like to see him flinging his putter into hedges. Some something needs to get to work on the Vincent you angry. Upset elated disappointed in different. Pick any of the above. Yeah had an logical take. Let's be honest. i'm irish scottish. So never been a big england. Supporter had to work on sunday. Night for our t. The are sociable kosta fan park so it was very much just watching and saying how people reacted and it was really you know there was good atmosphere that i've got to say lots of singing the shift when the equalizer went in was quite dramatic And then there was a quite odd situation. Where the the section that i was in. They did that much jumping around in the early part of the penalties that they collectively miscounted then when england went out. I was recording to get the app. Moss and no one is reacting. And i just yelled. They've just gone out and everyone was like what and it was. You know it was like making a room full of people cry. It was quite interesting. You'll irish scottish ancestors gome. You literally broke the news the news well let us start. Today's program proper with a compare and contrast exercise because yesterday the people of the united kingdom and france were both addressed by the national leaders on the subject of covid nineteen. Uk prime minister boris johnson. Clearly looking forward to newspaper front pages bellowing freedom in mighty fonts stuck to his line on july nineteenth reopening though pumped the brakes on the promised abandonment or face masks indifference to an ongoing spike. In cases french president emmanuel macron meanwhile announced that unvaccinated citizens would shortly be experiencing drastically curtailed social opportunities know cafes theatres sports venues all cinemas showing those nine hour long black and white films about a boy and his bucket. Marie have have either of these. Two leaders got it right. Ones being super cautious and Done really emmanuel macron and the other is still. I think trying to pretend none of this is happening. I i would have a slightly different take. I think in the end england gangs we slightly different things. Because i think the reason. Why macron did that. I believe is not necessarily because the delta variant because he scared but because nothing fringe people were getting vaccinated and actually a new sword. I think the website on which have to go teach you register for your vaccine in. France crashed about ten minutes after the speech. I think that was very much about now. You have to get the judge to be a problem. I think. Boris johnson has had so far because people have been getting the job hair But that being said i i personally would be inclined to slightly agree with the cabinet in that if not now when because we do know kids will be out of school. The weather is good people accessorising outside at cetera. Why not you know not doing now is not. The only country has done a Obviously say see i. I would say they're just facing slightly different situations vincent. Boris johnson has attempted optimism where covid nineteen is concerned before. I mean optimism. His is his default setting for better and for worse about things. It has come back to bite him to an extent before is he running that risk again. I mean it was a very marked change in his tone. Yes there was no mention of freedom day there was no bombast. It was all suddenly like a return to work in a phase. It wasn't the big bang that he was promising all along and he has really oscillated throughout the pandemic and it has been interesting. Someone who got covid So early on and allegedly had a harrowing experience of it Which many people thought would kind of put him into this permanent kind of dowell not. He has kind of before christmas. Things kind of bounce back into the optimism but now he's back into seeming concerned. I think you know as marie said it is kind of now or never. But i think it's just the communications around this not just from him but his his ministers and sectors state as well have been really really muddled over. The last three weeks have tried to hide people up but also make them seem serious. Take it all seriously as well. And i think we saw. When you're talking about personal responsibility british people actually in their hearts just love rules and they want you to clearly tell them what to do and if you think about the poor shopworkers and the and the waitresses and the owners and stuff. They don't want to have any kind of grey areas in dealing with the public on this. They just want clear rules. And i think the government just letting those people down on this murray you suggested that president macron was attempting to spook people into getting vaccinated and he does seem to have had an amount of success on that. There's been nearly a million bookings For vaccinations since he spoke is he being generally credited with handling this quite well because did look up his current approval ratings which are hovering at around forty percent which is in recent history unusual for a french president at this point in term which they usually polling numbers more associated with. Tom burleson pitchforks. It's actually. I am generally surprise where they poll ratings is all because i do not believe french people thing. He's handled it well. Because i think it's worth remembering. As well. that britain british government handled. I think in the first half of the pandemic et cetera very poorly. While countries like france. She locked down on her earlier etc. But the this spring in france was horrific it was exactly what we'd live three of cases going up and up and up in hospitals being ever in my patients etc and the government's lead did he dining and not committing to anything..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

07:09 min | 1 year ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Welcome back to the monocle. Daily i'm andrew molester with me i guest isabel hilton and vincent mcilvanney. Among the notable non attendees at hungary's three nil lost germany. Later this evening. We'll be hungary's caloric prime minister. Viktor orban mr orban has cancelled his planned visit to munich for his country's final group stage match in a flight of extreme dodging after germany and many other eu states condemned a new hungarian law which will ban depictions of homosexuality which might be glimpsed by those under the age of eighteen possible consequences. Include the banishment of all television made since about nineteen eighty until after the watershed and the deprivation of hungarian children of the delights of harry potter. Isabel i never know where to start with this kind of thing. The idea that. I mean you. You were just talking about northern ireland Veneer we were just talking about northern ireland. I can't actually remember in paisley junior trying to get up some sort of human. Cry once about belfast buses being painted pink and how that might lead people to engage in in no end Of unearthly conduct but isabelle. Who takes this nonsense. Seriously i mean this is. This is just not how anything works. I can remember outer formative age for example seeing the village people movie can't stop the music and i got to say nothing i didn't it didn't walk your every every moment of your mom's understand that i must rush the news to to urban. It doesn't seem that his His electric gives very much for this Move either in fact that you know opinion in hungary seems to be moving rather in favor of of gay marriage and so on and i think that if they do start censoring favorite television programs he he might find that he's as the chinese say lifted a stone only to drop it on his own foot. Vinegar these encouragingly possible That obama has placed himself in a minority. Here i think the whole isabel is referring to is a recent source. One which says sixty percent of hungarian Unbothered by the prospect of same sex parents which hungary has also taken steps to effectively outlaw. Obama is presumably well aware of that. But is he just doing that. Populous thing of ramping up his angry base ahead of elections which if memory serves do next year i think so you know there are real similarities with section twenty eight which was imposed by the conservative government in the Late eight nine. Eight nine hundred eighty s early ninety s with You know trying to instill a bit of a pink panic that people can turn your children. Gay simply because rawson friends has a lesbian ex wife I mean the you know. It is just absolutely ridiculous. And it's always the people the people who think that watching something or reading something can make you a different sexuality are normally the ones who are having issues with their own sexuality now too scared to face it. It is not unheard of as the as a contradiction goes isabel. Is it also the case that the condemnation the quite correct condemnation of this by the eu is something else all bound had factory and he's done this before he will doubtless do it again. He says something which he knows the you will kick off about. He can then go back to his base and say look at me standing up for poor little hungary etc etc absolutely that he feeds on it He talked about the liberal steam road which was not an image that that readily comes to mind the liberal. Steamroller rolling down on hungary. And so you know he ate it. Is that angry base thing you. They can't push us around. They can't tell us what to do. and you know that's that's that's his that's his political profile these days sadly i mean i remember money when he first appeared on the scene when fetish was the kind of young radical. Interesting fun party As opposed to the departing soviet influenced crowd And he turned into a crusty old angry old man. But i think what he's doing. I mean we all know especially if you're a young person when something has banned it is intrinsic feeling to do it. And so do i find exactly think about generation in the uk that while section twenty eight was still in place you there was such a backlash when channel four wrote the accent russell. T davies drama queer as folk in one thousand nine hundred and ninety eight which had some very explicit themes and some very explicit scenes. And all that publicity did is make more young questioning people aware of the show and you know they snuck up to watch it Or they set the record and they watch the. And then you know this kind of thing actually has a ba- You know blowback whereby you know more people will watch it and they will accept it. Politics is down with down wind of the culture. And so it. Will i think probably when he's out of office lead to you know a greater acceptance of people capital exactly. Yeah well Budapest pride is coming up next month and expected to be very well attended but moving off the subject of unlikely future. Gheorghe on victor 'obon to tokyo and the latest efforts by the organizers of the imminent olympics to have them remembered by a name of a superspreader games among things that such crowds as fancy their chances will not be permitted to do are exchanged. High-fives talk loudly own. Drink alcohol while a ban on the first two of these behaviors at least would normally be welcome in pretty much all circumstances these further restrictions are casting an even greater pull over a games which most japanese would rather were not occurring at law. Isabel it is probably getting a bit late in the day for that but should japan at this point still. Just pull the plug entirely well. Unfortunately it's not really up to japan. It's the olympic committee that that can cancel the the games. I'm although i suppose if if the government said loudly you know we can't deal with this than it would put the olympic committee in an awkward spot but also you know spent an awful lot of money and olympic committee has spent or stands to gain an awful lot of money so so it's a very very awkward corner as you say the japanese people would rather this wasn't happening and you have to feel a bit sorry for japan. This was meant to be the games that you know promoted. The rejuvenated reborn reinvigorated japan. And it's been one long terrible sad story and the advice to athletes that. If you want to drink drink alone in your room guarantees. This is going to be the saddest memory. Any olympic like. We all haven't been doing enough of that this last year and a half. Oh so vinnie. Is this becoming the something of a new cultural. We were just talking about hungary. Which did seem to be making rather point of having a very full pushkar stadium in budapest for the european championship fixture hosted We've seen england versus italy..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Shifting to trade with the republic and the eu and breaking from trade with the uk us with great britain and no knowledge because of the rc border. Which they allowed to happen Final quick throw on. Northern ireland is a bill. That has been as i understand that. Some sort of truce declared today in the sausage war But that basically means that not for the first time or a suspect the loss the can has just been kicked down the road but can britain keep doing that forever and candy. You keep doing that forever because for all the reasons that that vinnie. Just adam brighter there. The you also has a certain interest in just doing whatever compromises necessary to keep northern ireland from blowing stack. Doesn't i suppose it it does. But i mean you've already if you look at the polling in northern ireland you've brexit has already managed to make shin fain the most popular party in northern ireland. So that i just you know the the proximate sausage wars Will come and go. But nevertheless i think is as vinnie says the fundament- fundamental politics have have really shifted. I think there's there's a potential intermediate step in the bigger picture To your question about britain rejoining If if scotland were to be independent you will then create a border with england. And you would have the same problem of you know the your nearest neighbor being your biggest trade partner etcetera etcetera. I find it not inconceivable that england with if we have a change of government or something might apply to rejoin the single market. But not the european union but but that's possible and when an incoming government discovers the trade deal liechtenstein doesn't magically guarantee prosperity. I think that will become more appealing. I think the attrition that we were talking about of being out is going to be hard that would also funnily enough make scottish independence and easier proposition. Isabel hilton and vincent mcilvanney..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"The monaco daily is brought to you in association with alliens the us republican party expresses ambivalence about people actually voting hong kong's pro democracy tabloid goes to the presses for the loss time hungary cranks up. Its homophobic dog whistling to erhan variety decibels i'm andrew. Mullah the monocle daily in association with allience starts now. Hello and welcome to the monocle daily coming to you from studio sierra. Midori house in london. Boundary mullah my guest isabel hilton and vincent mcilvanney will be discussing all the day's big stories and we'll have the latest installment of this week series looking at the european football championships today. It's italy as the zuri baffled viewers by not doing that traditional impression of drying paint. That's all coming up right here on the daily in association with allience monico twenty. Four right now. This is the monocle daily. And i'm andrew mullet my guests. Today are isabel hilton editor of china. Dialogue and vincent mcilvanney. Who's a journalist and irregular politics commentator. He on monocle twenty four Welcome both to the monocle. Daily is bill. You have been back since we started. I have in fact. I'm only just getting over the excitement of my first visit to the studio and it's loved be back again whereas vinnie. This is your first in person. Appearance on the new-look monocle daily I do understand that listeners. On our weekend programs have been hearing from you. But what have you been up to recently apart from that. Yeah that's right. Well i'm For it ending business presenting for reuters as well so it's Just starting to get back to normal with being able to go into studios like this. Well we will have more from you both shortly but first this in a maneuver which suggests that the us republican party is increasingly resigned to or perhaps outright. Enjoying the role of pantomime villain gop senators appear to have sunk president. Joe biden's much cherished ambition of implementing. Nationwide election rules. Broadly speaking the democratic proposals would have made voting easier at a time when many state republican parties are trying to make voting more difficult especially for people unlikely to vote for republicans. Suzanne lynch is the washington correspondent for the irish times. She joins me now. Suzanne first of all what is the republican. Party's rationale for sinking this. Well according to the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. He said this bill was Effort by democrats to as he puts it rigged the rules of american elections permanently in the democrats favor so he believes that democrats are introducing these new rules making it easier for people to host to benefit themselves when it comes to the battle because research has shown it's not conclusive these measures that people want to introduce like early voting greater access to drop boxes that january at this tends to benefit democrats that their voters are more likely to use some of of these measures so that is republican rationale. But they were very much united should on this folks behind senate minority leader. We didn't have one republican who broke ranks and they blocked this vote from even going to a procedure debate in the senate floor those mcconnell arguably have a case there is it possible that the democratic party is not necessarily preceding out of a pure heart or desire to expand the franchise necessarily the case. Because what happened. I mean i did say that. It benefits democrats but there are also examples where competit- republicans for example a lot of trump voters us early voting in the last election. So wash i think one of the issues in the background here. Is that a lot of new measures were brought in a state by state level because of the pandemic last year so there were more options for people to vote early to drop their ballots off in a safe box kind of thing. Republicans are arguing. That democrats are trying to make these measures permanent when there is no need to but there are so it measures thus republicans oppose that are obviously trying to suppress the vote in some cases. Black folks for example moves in texas to maybe a limit sunday voting. That scene is very much an attack on a practice known as sold to the polls here whereby a lot of churchgoing people in the black community and our go to the voting booth after church on a sunday for example so if you pick down through the various measures that are going on at state by state level here there are definitely some measures to actively suppress the vote it within certain communities vice president kamala harris who was of course in the senate to watch this idea be sunk has said that the fight is not over a use. The possible next step so the problem here is like a lot of Laws in america each a lot of power over how they run elections and this bill was an effort to bring in a federal nationwide standard. That has now failed so it now. Looks like the main option for democrats or for the biden administration if they want to try and stop what they see as suppression of ultra-right across the country and would be the justice department to maybe take a case against what texas doing. What george is doing. That's probably the most likely next step here. The other issue is that a lot of democrats are now calling for the filibuster to be abolished. Dot dot is the mechanism in the senate which essentially demands a sixty vote majority rather than a simple majority in the henderson to pass legislation. They are now saying that that is undone democratic quiet that you need sixty votes when when democrats have control of the senate the it's fifty fifty but with the casting. Vote of the vice president. Democrats essentially have a majority there and they are saying if democrats wants to advance something. They should be allowed to do that. Why do we have the sixty gold threshold. So we may see efforts to change that whole filibuster system in the coming months. I think it'll be greater pressure to do so now. Just a final quick thought. Susan does this in any way tie in with the the republican party's ongoing attempts Softly unsubtly to de legitimize last november's presidential election. I think it does. I think there is a connection here because the efforts that are going on in republican controlled states are directly response to the controversy over at last year's election and the unsubstantiated claims by president trump at sports that he actually wouldn't so if these states so it's in the very states where donald trump questioned the results that these efforts to suppress the will restrict voting access are underway..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Him sitting down and saying very frankly to Barshop hey whatever deal we get only gets through congress and the senate if it has that irish voting block there and that's been made very clear on all sides in the us that has to be continued pace inc nod for any deal to get through because the irish lobbying regime in washington is so strong and the uk just constantly underestimates. Let's just focus on the local level. Not so how will it change in union leadership in northern ireland effect. this process. Well this is going to be the new dynamic because all in foster who has been the leader the d. pay Several years has now left. The position is while left the party. The party has tax back hard rights into its kind of evangelical base and puts on place as the party leader of a member of the north seventy called edwin posts who is a very evangelical christian someone who's younger and he believes the about four thousand years old is very socially conservative as fix now he has a protege a medical poll given he was also member ultimately now assembly is someone who used to work in his office and he is now being made the party leader He is someone who is most known in new orleans for having sort of killed off a plan which had been agreed for a contentious issue. Which is an irish lessons for the republican. Green say that public funding is used for gaelic which has spoken in nonsense but no around islands but he was someone who famously killed off a twenty sixteen at a small amounts of funding for this an email that he signed off saying christmas and happy new year and he is someone who is our interviewed him before he is very much on the protestant said on the kind of old school protestant size someone who was not happy with the good friday agreement. Someone who's not happy with power sharing and is going to have to do quite the dawns with xinfei now with deputy leader machete. Neil because it is in danger once the northern semblance if he doesn't a go along with the kind of new decade at plans that on in foster had signed up with the whole family could collapse again and that could mean that the next assembly elections the dp Which is currently the largest policy could take a real dubbing at the dropping at the polls if that's beliefs as they stand right now which could then throw the hall all day into even more chaos if it's then the coalition of unions parties trying to do deals than with xinfang in republican parties as well so it does mean that said you know there was a bit of generation change now the people who did brexit deal and those who can come after it in and say why didn't agree that so we don't have to this protocol and safely any i mean. Obviously we've seen a great deal of violence there recently. I wonder how this is affecting the northern ireland community and what it means for the good friday agreement. Mostly i mean i was there a weeks ago When the violence had really stocks up again and it was violence in the unionist community unhappy with the brexit daily. If you go around the city there are lots of signs saying no seaboard Scrap the purchaser cold spray. Paint on that there. This general unhappiness This infrastructure's being visibly built at the ports. Because they see it as just any kind of between them and the united kingdom means that it's more likely that that could possibly be down the line a reunification between the republic and new orleans and so if that at stats at minority Is that positive society in in north nods that is failing under threat and particularly with looking like they've already kind being portrayed in some way by possibly during fiscal leaders in allowing the seaboard. Despite boris johnson. Having a short d it wouldn't be there in place that feeling very much under threat. And i think that's why we're saying that acting out violence. Vincent thank you very much. Indeed that is vincent mcilvanney and this is the globalist the fbi. Along with australian and european police forces have arrested hundreds of people seizing weapons drugs and at least one hundred and forty eight million dollars in cash..

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

08:44 min | 1 year ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"The uk government appears to be trying to use the news that a covid vaccination has been licensed for use in this country to create good pr around brexit but england's health minister matt hancock who claimed fast tracking the pfizer vaccine was only possible because the uk was able to act outside of european union. Regulations has been firmly contradicted by the chief executive of the h. r. a. the body that handled the process. Well joint for more. On this by vincent mcilvanney. He's a political reporter and one of monocle twenty four regular contributors. Welcome back to the globalist vinnie. Can you tell us how. The story unfolded i. We had the great news that the vaccine had been licensed then matt. Hancock really dived into controversy. That's i think there was a genuine needle relief and celebration yesterday that the government made this announcement and they'd obviously planned this. Kathleen they have. The scientists going through detail televised press conference yesterday morning just to the public in very layman's terms. How the vaccine had been approved what it would do how it would be rolled out and then we have prime minister's questions where boris johnson and stone had a pretty friendly <hes> about <hes>. They did simply questions about how the rollout would happen. it was. It was quite a public education session then in the afternoon the government seem to trip over itself <hes>. They started to say. There was a bit of pushback from the germans at the brit. Saying that this was you know a real day for british signs that this was great for. They don't this and then. My ankle comments on braxton. Also jacob re smog sang we could only approved vaccine so quickly because we've left the eu last month we change regulations vaccine didn't need eu approval which has slower and this ready then lead them into problems because that has been debunked has been fact checked by various organizations to say that. That's not the case. It was actually permitted under eu law <hes>. And that was the point. Made as you mentioned by the head of the ease at medicines regulator on wednesday that this states could act unilaterally and false tracking it. So it's very strange that they have tried to do something which shouldn't be political. Shouldn't be kind of you know doused in one camp or another particular when it comes to leave or remain when it comes to brexit which is still divisive issue here in the uk at a point where we still don't have a brexit deal and then negotiations are ongoing to try and sully it somewhat by putting it in minds of some of the public with brexit is not a good idea and as you say germany took exception to this. Yes they did. They perspective said quite rightly in this european achievements. And perhaps the british government's if they done this. I with the oxford astra zeneca vaccine something which we expect to happen in the next ten days or so then they could claim you know a real big moment for british science and claim that the own but to claim that this landlocked. Because you've fast track vaccine that was developed at the over. The you know in the comfort. And that's gonna be coming from. Belgium is a bit of a strange move by the government. This is the government absolutely desperate for some good news. We have the worst death figures in europe and yesterday was another six hundred forty will so debts in the previous twenty four hours we the west infection rates and so you know they are really desperate now to make sure that they can trump it some of these achievements as their own and i notice. Boris johnson appear to roll back a little bit when he was asked about it later and he talked about international efforts and really quite successfully dodged the question. Yes he did. i think he knows. And perhaps the scientists said got to them that you cannot tie this to to brexit something. That is incredibly divisive and that pass. It wasn't true you know. There's enough missing formation going on about of cave nineteen vaccines that. The government really shouldn't be contributing to it and this something that she came up pm cues and the prime minister sort of echoed that said labour had put out last month and m seems the government will be moving forward that there will be some kind of penalty and fines in put in place to stop the misinformation and the spreading of anti vaccine summation on social media and on the social media platforms themselves. Something that they will have to watch out for. We're waiting for details on that still but it's not a good idea that the government would be putting out false information itself on that same day. Of course this isn't the kind of stuff damaging stuff that we're seeing spreading conspiracies about what the vaccine will do to you. But it's still doesn't help you sell your message somewhat. Absolutely i mean this. I suppose was an attempt just to trumpet. britney's truly global. Yes to trumpet global britain. Something that trying to do. It's also you know the final few days really off. The brexit negotiations going on central london images lost night if boxes and boxes of pizza being delivered to the negotiators so they won't see talking late into the night prisoners facing a real problem and i think part of why the government probably wants pasta quickly. Is that if by the end of this week. We don't have a deal. One becomes very unlikely and so at the end of this month. The uk will leave the european union now. All countries have struggled with their economies. Jerry the pandemic but imagine the double whammy in twenty twenty one of britain also suffering the effects of that no deal brexit. We know that it would be hugely detrimental to the economy and so britain than any country around the world needs to get its workforce vaccinated. Needs to have them feeling confident. Needs the well to think that this is a place that you can come and trade and do business in because it's safe and they need people back out there as much as possible working and so the vaccine really is so critical to be rolled out here to make sure that life can get back to as much as normal as possible because the economy is facing this double threat unlike any others around the well. The yes are repercussions in europe full brexit but not to the extent of the areas here in the uk. I mean the prime minister has warned that there may be logistical problems. Getting the vaccine out particularly to care homes. Yeah that's right. And i think we have to look at the separate vaccine. Say of the fis at biotech. One has very specific needs so has to be stored at just under minus seventy degrees centigrade and has a lifespan of about a month as well and so they don't want basically it cannot be moved again so we're getting the first eight hundred thousand off the forty million order coming from belgium in the next few days. Now that number you have to divide it by two. Because you need to inoculation say britain's ordered forty at that means twenty million people can be vaccinated and the clock is ticking to make the most of that investment in this vaccine to get it to the most critical people <hes> but because of the coach storage requirements. It seems that they're going to need to put it into key. Sentences rather than sending out in small batches perhaps to you know local pharmacy. Or a cabaret miss. They thought they would. So what will happen is it will go to places like hospitals where they have that cold storage than going to put it into centers so the nightingale hospitals that have been built and also places like sports stayed the emc. Say think as well in those kind of facilities and instead of bat say you have in town eight also cathodes instead of the vaccine going in small batches of the cabins because of these requirements on the storage. Because it doesn't like they moved too much you will instead means academy ten dis on trips to those senses to the hospital in order for them to get inoculated. Have to do that twice at intervals of two weeks. And after the second vaccine injection seven days later they will then be a not some killer's this they will then not be able to for the effects that there's a slight effects of the vaccine it's being described as a bit like hanging over by some participants in the study. But you will then be guarded against covid nineteen but they used the is one for the most critical people. Nhs staff a care home staff the most elderly in society those most at risk and they need to use as much as possible as quickly as possible at because then what i think will happen is the much cheaper and easier to store and distribute ox sudanic vaccine which is the one that britain has invested. Most in will be the one that most of the population gets

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U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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08:44 min | 1 year ago

U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

"The uk government appears to be trying to use the news that a covid vaccination has been licensed for use in this country to create good pr around brexit but england's health minister matt hancock who claimed fast tracking the pfizer vaccine was only possible because the uk was able to act outside of european union. Regulations has been firmly contradicted by the chief executive of the h. r. a. the body that handled the process. Well joint for more. On this by vincent mcilvanney. He's a political reporter and one of monocle twenty four regular contributors. Welcome back to the globalist vinnie. Can you tell us how. The story unfolded i. We had the great news that the vaccine had been licensed then matt. Hancock really dived into controversy. That's i think there was a genuine needle relief and celebration yesterday that the government made this announcement and they'd obviously planned this. Kathleen they have. The scientists going through detail televised press conference yesterday morning just to the public in very layman's terms. How the vaccine had been approved what it would do how it would be rolled out and then we have prime minister's questions where boris johnson and stone had a pretty friendly about They did simply questions about how the rollout would happen. it was. It was quite a public education session then in the afternoon the government seem to trip over itself They started to say. There was a bit of pushback from the germans at the brit. Saying that this was you know a real day for british signs that this was great for. They don't this and then. My ankle comments on braxton. Also jacob re smog sang we could only approved vaccine so quickly because we've left the eu last month we change regulations vaccine didn't need eu approval which has slower and this ready then lead them into problems because that has been debunked has been fact checked by various organizations to say that. That's not the case. It was actually permitted under eu law And that was the point. Made as you mentioned by the head of the ease at medicines regulator on wednesday that this states could act unilaterally and false tracking it. So it's very strange that they have tried to do something which shouldn't be political. Shouldn't be kind of you know doused in one camp or another particular when it comes to leave or remain when it comes to brexit which is still divisive issue here in the uk at a point where we still don't have a brexit deal and then negotiations are ongoing to try and sully it somewhat by putting it in minds of some of the public with brexit is not a good idea and as you say germany took exception to this. Yes they did. They perspective said quite rightly in this european achievements. And perhaps the british government's if they done this. I with the oxford astra zeneca vaccine something which we expect to happen in the next ten days or so then they could claim you know a real big moment for british science and claim that the own but to claim that this landlocked. Because you've fast track vaccine that was developed at the over. The you know in the comfort. And that's gonna be coming from. Belgium is a bit of a strange move by the government. This is the government absolutely desperate for some good news. We have the worst death figures in europe and yesterday was another six hundred forty will so debts in the previous twenty four hours we the west infection rates and so you know they are really desperate now to make sure that they can trump it some of these achievements as their own and i notice. Boris johnson appear to roll back a little bit when he was asked about it later and he talked about international efforts and really quite successfully dodged the question. Yes he did. i think he knows. And perhaps the scientists said got to them that you cannot tie this to to brexit something. That is incredibly divisive and that pass. It wasn't true you know. There's enough missing formation going on about of cave nineteen vaccines that. The government really shouldn't be contributing to it and this something that she came up pm cues and the prime minister sort of echoed that said labour had put out last month and m seems the government will be moving forward that there will be some kind of penalty and fines in put in place to stop the misinformation and the spreading of anti vaccine summation on social media and on the social media platforms themselves. Something that they will have to watch out for. We're waiting for details on that still but it's not a good idea that the government would be putting out false information itself on that same day. Of course this isn't the kind of stuff damaging stuff that we're seeing spreading conspiracies about what the vaccine will do to you. But it's still doesn't help you sell your message somewhat. Absolutely i mean this. I suppose was an attempt just to trumpet. britney's truly global. Yes to trumpet global britain. Something that trying to do. It's also you know the final few days really off. The brexit negotiations going on central london images lost night if boxes and boxes of pizza being delivered to the negotiators so they won't see talking late into the night prisoners facing a real problem and i think part of why the government probably wants pasta quickly. Is that if by the end of this week. We don't have a deal. One becomes very unlikely and so at the end of this month. The uk will leave the european union now. All countries have struggled with their economies. Jerry the pandemic but imagine the double whammy in twenty twenty one of britain also suffering the effects of that no deal brexit. We know that it would be hugely detrimental to the economy and so britain than any country around the world needs to get its workforce vaccinated. Needs to have them feeling confident. Needs the well to think that this is a place that you can come and trade and do business in because it's safe and they need people back out there as much as possible working and so the vaccine really is so critical to be rolled out here to make sure that life can get back to as much as normal as possible because the economy is facing this double threat unlike any others around the well. The yes are repercussions in europe full brexit but not to the extent of the areas here in the uk. I mean the prime minister has warned that there may be logistical problems. Getting the vaccine out particularly to care homes. Yeah that's right. And i think we have to look at the separate vaccine. Say of the fis at biotech. One has very specific needs so has to be stored at just under minus seventy degrees centigrade and has a lifespan of about a month as well and so they don't want basically it cannot be moved again so we're getting the first eight hundred thousand off the forty million order coming from belgium in the next few days. Now that number you have to divide it by two. Because you need to inoculation say britain's ordered forty at that means twenty million people can be vaccinated and the clock is ticking to make the most of that investment in this vaccine to get it to the most critical people but because of the coach storage requirements. It seems that they're going to need to put it into key. Sentences rather than sending out in small batches perhaps to you know local pharmacy. Or a cabaret miss. They thought they would. So what will happen is it will go to places like hospitals where they have that cold storage than going to put it into centers so the nightingale hospitals that have been built and also places like sports stayed the emc. Say think as well in those kind of facilities and instead of bat say you have in town eight also cathodes instead of the vaccine going in small batches of the cabins because of these requirements on the storage. Because it doesn't like they moved too much you will instead means academy ten dis on trips to those senses to the hospital in order for them to get inoculated. Have to do that twice at intervals of two weeks. And after the second vaccine injection seven days later they will then be a not some killer's this they will then not be able to for the effects that there's a slight effects of the vaccine it's being described as a bit like hanging over by some participants in the study. But you will then be guarded against covid nineteen but they used the is one for the most critical people. Nhs staff a care home staff the most elderly in society those most at risk and they need to use as much as possible as quickly as possible at because then what i think will happen is the much cheaper and easier to store and distribute ox sudanic vaccine which is the one that britain has invested. Most in will be the one that most of the population gets

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Britain and the E.U. Enter Trade Talks, Acrimoniously

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04:13 min | 2 years ago

Britain and the E.U. Enter Trade Talks, Acrimoniously

"Start here in Britain which breathed a sigh of relief when the country finally left the European Union. Even those of us who continue to believe that it is a very bad idea but if you thought that that was the end of brexit dominating the conversation and the news cycle you'd be mistaken. It's far from over and we expect much more when negotiations between the UK and the EU. Begin on Monday. Boris Johnson has set out his blueprint threatening to walk away from deal. If concessions aren't made and that hasn't gone down very well in Brussels Vincent mcilvanney who is your news. Uk correspondent joins me on the line from Liverpool now Vinnie. What has Boris? Johnson said? Come on a well. Boris Johnson is saying that he wants a broad outline of a new deal by June. And if not then the UK will simply walk away now. There is this ten months scheduled until December thirty first. Get Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement but Boris Johnson. The works really under time pressure. It always does things rice at the last minute but particularly because that deadline is able to kind of Christmas and New Year period there is concern about getting it done and say what he wants he saying is the sort of Canada Plus Model. But he saying if they can't do that he's happy to walk away what he's now rebranding an Australia deal which is essentially WTI Thames but didn't parliamentaries only vote through. His plans wants no deal was taken off the table. Wasn't this the situation that we couldn't possibly be in but invite that was the last parliament. We have had an election since then. Boris Johnson now has a huge majority. What they're trying to do is actually reshape. The narrative there was a report yesterday in the Huffington Post. Uk They'd found documents which is being given to conservative MP's and they were telling them to speak about. Brexit is if it was a historical event the thirty festive January departure. Not what is happening now to downplay? Talk of any kinds of ambitious agree mental sunny uplands. It was very much trying to change expectations of what could happen over the next few months now the US trade representative will meet Britain's Trade Minister this week although Westminster is yet to publish formal negotiating objectives for talks with Washington The Treasury Secretary Steve. Mnuchin has said that a bilateral trade deal with Britain is the top. Us trade priority but can the special relationship be saved in light of the threats by Donald Trump to slough twenty-five percent tariffs on 'cause that would affect the Land Rover Jaguar Etcetera vessel? The I think we need to separate out the actual deal and the political priorities of two leaders now. Donald wants to get this deal done before his reelection campaign so by about September time so he can go around on the campaign trail yet. I'm making deals. If he hasn't done with China he can talk about a new on with the United Kingdom and now with the stock market taking such a hit In the last few days because of Corona virus of course the economy was the thing he kept being able to point at and saying well on managing this well. Even if you don't like the rest of it so he'll want to get that deal done for Boris Johnson. As well the consent is that if Donald Trump was to lose the election an incoming Democratic president would want very different things and the UK would fall down the priority list but when it comes to the deal itself really the key area is as well as tariffs agriculture farmers in the UK. And I've actually been on foams this week that a dealing with flooding impacts here are really worried about the UK market being flooded by sub-standard at produce stuff. That's been injected with hormones. The chlorine wash checking that we've heard about because they wouldn't be staying with those rules. They still say that that biggest markets would be going out into the attempts in terms of exports. So they'd have to stick with E. U. Rules but then in the supermarkets here they'd be being undercounted typically when it comes to Ireland if there is a dramatic change in agriculture. Because of course it's such a huge industry there between the Republican northern on and then that could speed up the talk of having some kind of voter poll the knee. Thank you very much

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"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"vincent mcilvanney" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Brexit is this the moment. The country's government finally comes apart for me, go default the beagle. Two fold in UK a D. You remains that the UK will leave he with Asher deal. Unless something else is greed, the onus is now on every one of us in this house to find out what ninety s we'll ask what happens next, and whether Theresa May should finally be thinking about stepping down. Or is she looking for third meaningful vote on her deal. Also, we look at the politics behind Boeing, and it's troubled seven three seven max eight as the company caves in and grounds in tire fleet. The fact that the name of seven thirty seven has been so tarnished I don't think it's the end of that airplane. It's certainly not the end of Boeing they'll come back from this. But it's it's a difficult situation. Be sure plus be here from one of the judges at this is man Booker international prize and did not Asian paper review. We'll find out why eating to portions of mushrooms each week who keep your brain perky. That's all ahead on the monocle daily live from London starting now. Has the British government effectively just fallen apart? That's the verdict of some on today's events here in London and the last few hours parliament has voted against the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. It's the second bloody and brutal defeat in as many days for Theresa. May the prime minister who has consistently said that there were only two ways Brexit could happen the her deal or no deal. Well, her deal was killed stone dead in a vote yesterday. No deal was shown the door today. And in the last few minutes. There are reports that the prime minister has said that she'll seek a third meaningful vote on the deal to laying Brexit until June. Well to find out more and to explain the events of today. Vincent mcilvanney is Europe. You row news NBC's Westminster correspondent on undelighted to say he joins me on the line at the end of a very very long day. Vincent, a very warm. Welcome back to local twenty four. We have had an astonishingly unusual some of described as mad night here in London. And some saying it's the moment that the government's falling apart. Good evening. Yes. It is totally mad. This is the evening where Theresa May as you heard from her voice there in that clip has lost pretty much all thority. She is a broken prime minister. Now, she cannot come on a deal in parliament. She has lost multiple times in the past couple of days, and she already had beaten the record think of it this way, she had lost more times in parliament than her five predecessors put together even before going into this week. She now has ministers in open rebellion one has resigned. Tonight's at DWP minister, Sarah Newton, and then you have senior members of the government cabinet secretaries. Like, amber roads, David Mundell, David gawk voting openly against the prime minister. She has even lost collective responsibility of government. She is really now a prime minister in something of a free full. Let's Let's look. look at what she was trying to do today. She had promised three three votes in three days yesterday. She tried to get a deal through it failed spectacularly not quite as badly as it failed a couple of months ago, but still pretty catastrophically. Nonetheless today was popped two three. It was the day when she said that no deal could be taken off the table. Although that did not mean that no deal might not happen as you say, those this enormous division right through the government. And, but this was a vote that was very complicated. Wasn't it? It was it was a vote to take no deal off the table without taking the deal off the table. And it was fourteen people to look in several directions. At once wasn't it. It was incredible complication I think that is going to be part of the criticism..

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