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Fresh update on "boris johnson" discussed on The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast
"Available already to force we. Just don't have the will. It will only change with people pressure. Increasing the biomass of mature trees and count farms in the sees the absorb carbon alongside better transport in an infrastructure etc is doable reducing food. Waste as you've spoken about on. The podcast can have a big impact less methane from lam phu foods. It's just been thrown away if we do all this we. We need to consume less in cheering. We produce less plastic. We have the intelligence to do this but do our leaders not sure how to start. That one's lot lot to unpack. I rented pretend democracy and a disguise dictatorship. How yeah. I think we're in a we're in. A subtle dictatorship depends on what you mean by dictator shit right dictatorship for me would be something is when somebody's taking taking taking power legally democratic we democratic country as a lot democratic countries where you can actually vote in the new who leads you correct. That's air democracy here. We can protest. But i think the i think we have a government is obviously a lot more right wing the lot walk controlling on of protests. Unless i really have a point to make to be frank with you. I'm pissed off the wall here to be frank with you. I think that i recognize the country's being a dictatorship disguised or otherwise. What do you think you do well. You seem to be on that along. That line of thought thinking why wrong. Yeah if the police alarm going as you were talking. The thought police coming in my thoughts right now. I do believe we are in a in a a very well. Disguised dictatorship to to talk about the people in men ma that they're under much worse conditions but can see i can see the situation wherein progressing to that if we're not careful and went open to the potential of that happening if not being observant potential could happen and we're happy exactly what happened in the us with the storming of the capitol building right. As far as i understand the situation was add the military taking over control of the country. Which definitely a dictatorship whereas here i i think potentially with democracy with this. This is a democratic country. But maybe there's not people having started having say point says people in myanmar being treated worse so have we have wrote to complain. Yes i mean because you. I mean we might not be being treated in the same way And it might not in some ways fee beers bad but you should still not be treated in the way people are being treated in this country largely. And i reiterate i can see. We're heading towards that. Boris johnson is invested in some water cannons and various things very short step in thinking to suddenly get in the army on the streets and and and then very short step for the army getting beyond themselves and turning into a military coup. I i it's very different what's happening in the uk. To what's happening to me on ma. But i don't think because it's not as bad as me and my we should shut up and go home in any stretch of the imagination calling goes on to say..
U.K., Australia Seal Trade Deal
"Case. Prime minister boris johnson has agreed trade deal with his australian counterpart scott morrison. The new pact means dog british products such as scotch. Whisky and welsh lamb would be cheaper to sell to australia. But farmers are concerned about the
Fresh update on "boris johnson" discussed on Buck Sexton
"Hard with the president of South Africa. Who Johnson just introduced Johnson is like I did, but I did I submitted by the like arguing with him. No, you didn't. He said Yes, I did twice so I'll go. Everybody get unlimited, but it was like out. It's hard to understand. First of all, Boris Johnson speaks very fast. But, um Biden insisted he introduced him again, and, uh, Johnson already introduced him. The bites. He didn't and he said, Yes, I did. And just looking at it is just a shallow, shallow a guy. This is even about his politics. Yet this is just Joe Biden is not all there. And this is the guy representing you and your family and my family and me, and that's not okay with me. That he's just speaking. And world leaders of the G seven are looking at him. And, um Just let you hear it for yourself. And the way I've said before, and I apologize, shooting.
The G7's Fuzzy Climate Pledges
"Weekend. Summit of the g seven has concluded on the matter of the pandemic. The blocks pledge was clear. Cut it will deliver a billion vaccine doses to poor countries over the next year but another priority was climate change naturalist sir david and broke had pressed for cooperation on climate in a video message to the gathering the decisions. We make this decade in particular. The decisions made by the most economically. Advanced nations are the most important in human history. Britain's prime minister. Boris johnson suggested the leaders at the summit would meet the moment. We were clear this weekend. Action has to start with us in the end commitments on climate seemed straightforward solid emissions targets. A move away from coal a renewal of an annual hundred billion dollar budget to the developing world to deal with climate change but campaigners found the outcome disappointing oxfam called the summit a colossal failure before in the history of the g. Seven has been such a big filing in contrast to what needs to be the g. Seven summit serves as a template for the world can expect from the enormous cop twenty six climate meeting later this year and on that score the blocks pledges leave a little too much to the imagination. It's encouraging that climate change was at the heart. As the communique that came out to the g seven yesterday catrine break is the economist environment editor. And certainly there was some very lofty words in their relation to climate targets. But what's disappointing is that. They were incredibly vague on detail.
Fresh update on "boris johnson" discussed on Buck Sexton
"Linda on the Sean Hannity Show had a great time premiering it on the program this week, and a lot of people reacted positively to it. But again, I didn't know the original song that well, I had to watch the video several times, just to sort of get the pace and the and the phrasing. Had a good time with it, though. Your thoughts on that at 1 805 01 70 81 805 01708 year old. You want to Give me a reaction on on social media. The Twitter account is that Joe talk show Facebook is that Joe talk show instagram at Joe Talk show on the others, any other one that you can think of whether it's gabber. Politic chatter or minds or telegram. It's all Joe PAGs J O e p A G s So yeah. This week. Joe Sippy Cup. I guess Joe Biden was at the G seven. And it started in Cornwall, England, where he met with Boris Johnson. And he really acted the fool there, But I've got sound bite after sound bite and piece of video piece video. If you're watching on the video stream, you'll see it. Um of of our President Joe Biden over there, just making a fool of his. Here's the first one. The press is asking him some questions. Now the president the United States has many times. Said. I'll be in trouble. If I answer that question. I'll be in trouble with my staff. If I answer that question, I don't want to get in trouble by answering that question. It was cute the first time bad. Come on, he is the president gonna get in trouble. Then he said it again. Then he said it again. Then he said it three and four times. He just keeps saying it and now I'm looking at a guy who is Beyond his cognitive abilities. He used to be pretty sharp. He's still an idiot, but he was pretty sharp back in the day. He's not anymore And now I legitimately think this guy is afraid. I mean, get in trouble with my prayer. My staff. Yeah, Go ahead, but I'll pretend that you didn't answer you. Thank you, sir. You have often said.
Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK
"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make
Fresh update on "boris johnson" discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
"About it when you have a team which is five years the pm. Your six ten parliament's being five years with a change the east before we became five years and they might become flooring as that For the benefit the country on people you need you need long term strategy which long than five years for example being grena reducing carbon emissions as one example when you have lengthy to only four or five years whatever. It is wherever it's going to be. It doesn't lend itself towards the party that's in power whoever's in power and acting on things that are good for launcher. It lends itself to the party in power acted on quick quick gains goals which may not necessarily be the right way forward. That's was that was my thinking. So say she's thinking when you compared to the american system for example the russian system five presidencies there are four or five year terms A government will always make strategic decisions over the long term But what's really important to ensure a cycle of in showing people have their say on on the feature direction. That's why when you go to an election you know. People are voting for a political parties. Manifesto what's gonna be delivered and we've seen it might be a rarity to to say this but we've just seen with the covid pandemic that. Actually you know shit happens. Things do change and things do change within that cyclical cyclical way. but like. i said i think we. We have one of the best forms of democracy in the world because every four five years people are given the opportunity to speak. And you know we've seen renewal within a political party in power from With with with with this election and election. Boris johnson example And and that's the way it should be should be able to have renewal in a very orderly fashion without any disruption. Which which is our political system gives. Okay okay with it..
G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations
"British prime minister Boris Johnson has underlined or Ralph of agreements at this weekend's G. seven meeting Johnson has announced the G. seven wealthy nations have pledged over one billion coronavirus vaccine doses the poorer nations off of them coming from the U. S. cooling is another big step tools vaccinating the world he also praised the unity of G. seven nations at least weekends copy space summit this is being degree of harmony I mean between the leaders of the of our of our countries and and if you look at some of these things they come together to to agree you know billion modus is unbelievable vaccines Johnson also spoke of the need for combined action to help the will recover from the economic impact of the pandemic Charles through this month London
Fresh update on "boris johnson" discussed on UK Column Podcasts
"Measure that emergency has now passed and yet freedoms are still withheld and the government will not allow us to assess for ourselves the risks. We are prepared to encounter in our ordinary everyday lives. The government does not trust the people that it governs. Now many members of sage out on sage. There's a misnomer if ever. There was one but members of sage now busily undermining public morale one of them even sharing her stupid envision that we all remain mosque and distanced in perpetuity. I sought so go to stop it there because it todd man stitches. Patrick is decrying the fact that senior members sages suggesting that we have to remain masked and socially distanced in perpetuity. Let's just i never believed. Let's just put that up unscreened and let's point a few things i'd as they're all sitting there masked they've got. They've still got their Their hi viz tape over the place safety tape safety tip everywhere because of got her amid socially distanced and they've got all their boxes and every various bits screened off with perspex. They've got the toys screened off all the trinkets screened off with perspex. And so while desmond swayne is is waxing lyrical about this doesn't set the same time he doesn't seem to see the irony of the fact that that there steve baker sitting right behind him with his moscow on along with the rest. And there's hi viz tape on the floor house comments to tell them where they can stand and you know like two feet is too close but three feats okay because covy as we've told you from the beginning can only jump A very short distance so so they. They can protest as much as they like. But they're still this the theater theater of the whole lot but look. Let's go back to the mail again on here. We are fist. Maas forever self-isolation travel quarantine stay more restrictions in the winter. Mark leaked step for whitehall document. Vail's how new normal could look even after july nineteenth freedom day as mp's voted through the delay. And what are they saying. Leak document give a glimpse of the uk's potential new normal today with fists mosques working from home Travel quarantine rules set to stave. Be july the nineteenth because they can't lift locked on we've set it before they said this would be the last lockdown as they listed they lifted. Then they're going to have to be called being liars once again so they're not gonna lift it fully because that means that we can increase it again in september a not have not have been perceived of light but anyway the white hole Paper suggested the government will stop short of urging workers to retard officers even after the new target for lifting restrictions. Finally arrives also suggestion that fist. Mosques will be needed to some settings long-term as well as keeping post travel isolation rules so this document was apparently seen by politico at emerges Boris johnson crunch builders. Delay the return of freedom pass through the house of commons winning. Four hundred. sixty one Votes sixty against a victory was guaranteed for the government as labour threats backing behind the extension of the restrictions so the opposition labor. The opposition never providing no opposition at all. I wanted boris johnson. Have to say about it. Well he said this. Nobody least of all me wants to see cova restrictions last forever and so. This is typical political language. He's not denying. That's a co cova will last forever. He's not saying covered. Restrictions are not going to last forever. He's not saying that he saying that. He doesn't want to see covert restrictions last forever that he's feigning feigning that he would be gutted if restrictions were to extent it's like the The you know the headmaster the parent swing it hurts me more than it hurts you. You know when pulled paddle out. Basically i mean this is just absolute gas lighting. It's unbelievable so enemy. The politico apparently has published the fact that it's aware of this document. There was a question that wristed parliament. So let let's just ask. The question was was asked of the government I'd then harper is tori. Impe intervened on that question. Let's listen to this. I'll be interested to know if the department has developed plans for restrictions is winter and if the secretary of state has been disconnect with whitehall colleagues or not grateful or just on that point. The shadow held sector. You mentioned about those decisions. And i know that those discussions are all going on. Because i've seen documents from within government with very detailed suggestions about what measures may continue. So i asked the sector. Say about this when he was in common earlier this week and he didn't rule out bringing restrictions this winter which is one of the reasons and so. That's that's pretty clear patrick. There is conversation there is discussion going on. They're very very likely to be further restrictions this winter at all to be based on the very narrative which i hope The first part of this program has given a better perspective. He said detailed plans didn't he. Yes detailed plan so so. I think it's pretty clear from that. Mike and what you showed right before that that The government is intending to relax down. Yeah as a routine In the fall in the winter and then they will also then ramp up whatever. The new vaccine schedule is We'll be waiting with baited. Breath won't way to find out how that's going to be now. The question is are all vaccines sam. Well this is the thing once you start getting into the enforcement of the experimental Pharmaceutical injections Apparently you know some injections are more equal than other than other. So we're getting into the pharmaceutical animal. Farm here and What what best to illustrate animal farm than the bread and circuses that is mainstream brow entertainment and fans who had astra zeneca. Vaccine's won't be allowed to see bruce springsteen and his coming new york concerts. We told you last week about the vaccine. Only concerts by the strokes The boss bruce springsteen and who else the foo fighters is well there. There's bruce springsteen. I can't imagine the amount of hate mail that he's gotten in the last couple of weeks since he's completely sold out to the pharmaceutical industry here but so here it is mike. The approved jobless will be limited to only two jobs approved by the us food and drug administration. Not licensed mind. You.
UK-EU Brexit Spat Over N. Ireland Clouds G7 Leaders Summit
"The post brexit turbulence between the UK and the European Union is providing an unwanted distraction and the group of seven summit taking place in southwest England British prime minister Boris Johnson told reporters at the summit that the E. U. one not paying full when it comes to post brexit talks on northern Ireland's let's see I think a lot of unnecessary interference a lot of unnecessary difficulties I think we can sort it out with good will see you is angry that the UK government has not yet put in place new checks on some goods coming into Northern Ireland from the U. K. meanwhile Britain says the techs are imposing a big burden on businesses and destabilizing northern Ireland's hard won peace Johnson the man to the blokes on pragmatic approach to post brexit talks he threatened to use an emergency clause to suspend agreed upon rules at the block did not compromise Karen Thomas London
G7 Expected to Donate 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Poorer Countries
"The group of seven leaders meeting in southwest England are pledging to share one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines with the world's poorer nations at the G. seven summit British prime minister Boris Johnson has announced the seven wealthiest countries in the world will share a billion doses of vaccines with places like Africa Asia south and Central America and others trying to speed up the global pandemic recovery it follows president Joe Biden's announcement that the US would donate five hundred million doses of the Fizer vaccine over the next year we're gonna help lead the world out of this pandemic working along side our global partners Britain has pledged one hundred million doses previously Germany had promised thirty million the British prime minister says these pledges meaning that they can vaccinate the world by the end of next year and then build back better from corona virus I'm Jackie Quinn
Two Artists Want G-7 Leaders to End E-Waste
"As president biden and the other g seven leaders from some of the world's wealthiest economies prepare to meet for a weekend summit in the english. County of cornwall. One of the biggest attractions is a two story. Sculpture that has emerged from the hills nearby. it's a reproduction of the faces of all seven leaders in the style of mount rushmore but instead of stone the sculptors material is discarded electronics. And he has named his work mount recycle more. Npr lennon correspondent. Frank langfitt cornwall and joins us now. Hey frank ohio hi so are you like literally next to the sculpture right now. What does it look like. It's fascinating and it's also become this big tourist attraction there will be sixty seven people here staring at it and what the artist has done is. He's basically like if you think example. If you look at boris johnson. His face is made of old samsung phone backings. And he's got all these old phones that is supposed to be his hair including all these wires and then right in front of me is joe. Biden joe biden. Skin basically is all these green circuit boards from inside computers. And not you'll just across. The bay is where the g. seven is meeting starting tomorrow morning. I'm just amazed that these faces are recognizable. very recognizable. everybody can tell exactly who these people are. And what do you take is the sculptors political point here. Well i think it's very it's an environmental point and i was just talking to him on the phone before you and i started talking his name's joel rush and this is how he put the messages. We have to find a way of dating with this electrical. Waste that we're producing because it we haven't got ways of Taken a pause again. We haven't got waste repairing it. We haven't got ways of getting rid of it. It's not just one nation to to give all that waste or another nation. It's a world problem. And how about all the people taking this visual in right. Now how are they reacting. It's really interesting. i think people are fascinated by obviously. It's artistically it's very very interesting but in terms of the environmental message. That joe was just mentioning. I mean i think it really resonates with people. I was talking to him named jonni let she teaches politics and i asked her what struck the most for me. It's the it's joe biden's circuit boards because they are things that we don't even see is invisible and we don't give any thought when we using this stuff
Biden, Johnson Sign New Charter on Trade and Defense
"And British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are meeting in England and preparing to renew a historic document. That recognizes the two Nations special relationship NPR's Franco or Donna's reports, They'll sign a new Atlantic charter that will guide them for the next century. The two leaders met in carbs Bay, where they reviewed a copy of the original Atlantic Charter before sitting down for a bilateral meeting. Great Great pleasure, Mr President. Welcome you to call Great president be here. Happy to see you. The charter was signed in 1941 by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a senior administration official said. The original charter outline what the post World War order could and should look like. The new charter will make clear what the coming decades of the 21st century can and should look like.
Jill Biden's "LOVE" Jacket a Positive Message
"First lady Jill Biden has sent a message with her outfit during her husband's first overseas trip as president as the bidens met with British prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Mrs Biden was wearing a dark jacket with love embroidered on the back I think that we're bringing love from American president Biden has said his first trip is aimed at assuring allies America is back after his predecessors go it alone approach the first ladies jacket immediately reminded White House watchers of the message on her predecessors code three years ago on a visit to a Texas border town housing migrant kids melania trump's jacket said I really don't care do you Sager mag ani Washington
Biden in U.K.: 'The United States Is Back'
"President biden is now in the united kingdom on his first foreign trip. Since taking office he spoke to american troops after his arrival last night ahead of the g seven summit scheduled to begin friday. The united states is back and democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future there were committed to leading strength defending our values and delivering for our people today. The president is set to meet with prime minister. Boris johnson in person for the first time the two leaders are expected to announce a wide ranging atlantic charter aimed at solidifying relations between the us and uk as well as the formation of task force with the goal of reopening travel between the two nations as soon as possible.
Artists Create E-Waste 'Mount Recyclemore' for G7
"Prepared to meet in Cornwall in southwest England, a huge sculpture of their heads in the style of Mount Rushmore in the U. S has been built close to where they're staying. Named. Mount Recycle more. It hopes to highlight the environmental damage caused by throwing away electronic devices. Our reporter. Steffi Apprentice has more. It's one of America's most iconic monuments. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the heads of four U. S presidents carved into the rock face in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now ahead of the G seven meeting and looming more than two stories high. The faces of Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden and Angela Merkel stare out across the Cornish landscape constructed entirely of bits of metal circuit boards, TV screens and smartphones. They're joined by you should Asuka Mario Draghi and Justin Trudeau to make the mountain structure close to the hotel where world leaders will be staying in the English countryside. These people who live near the G seven summit venue, watch the faces being built seen it develop over the last few days, and it's what they've done is schism. Amazing. I think it's a good way of Sort of highlighting just how much the waste there is in the oceans, and hopefully we'll send a good message over to G seven leaders just about we really need to clean the planet up artists Joe Russian Alex Wreckage say they created the sculpture to highlight the huge amount of tech and gadgets that go UN recycled globally each year, with Joe explaining the logic behind depicting the world leaders united They like more to talk to each other and work out a plan that isn't just shifting the problem from one country to another, but actually is a plan. We will work on together, which is how to deal with this waste and how to stop producing so much waste and how to recycle things in these. All these issues have got to be dealt with globally. They can't be dealt with nationally because that's where the problem is. According to the UN at the 53 Million tons of electronic waste generated globally each year, will more than double by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world. The artists are hoping their mount recycling more will galvanize the world leaders to tackle the problem. The
What's on the Agenda for Biden's First Foreign Trip in Office
"The president's first international trip since taking office, hoping to show the world the U. S is different with him in charge. President Biden's schedule includes meetings with allies from the G Seven Nations visit with Queen Elizabeth and have face to face meeting with Russian President Putin, CBS News correspondent We, Zhejiang has more from the White House. His press secretary says that President Biden has been preparing for 50 years for this trip, and in many ways he has first is the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president, But Now it is his turn to set the agenda. The president will kick off his trip by meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday before attending the G seven summit in Cornwall, England. It will be the first time the leaders of the world's largest economies will meet face to face since the pandemic began. Mr Biden has stressed he wants to renew America's commitment to allies after his predecessor sparred openly with them. His goal to rally the world's democracies on issues like the pandemic climate change and countering China. He and the first lady will then visit Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday before heading to Brussels for the NATO summit. The agenda there is expected to include defense spending, cybersecurity and Russian aggression. Mr Biden will cap off the trip Wednesday with his first in person meeting with Putin since becoming president. His advisors say that is not about delivering deals, but Rather setting boundaries with Russia on everything from those cyber attacks we've been seeing to its nuclear program. We did
U.K. Urges Commitment to Vaccinate the World by End of 2022
"British prime minister Boris Johnson will use a group of seven wealthy democracies summit next week to urge world leaders to commit to vaccinating the global population by the end of twenty twenty two Johnson is expected to stress the importance of a global vaccination drive when he meets with fellow world leaders on Friday in Cornwall on the coast of southwestern England for the first face to face G. summit that since a pandemic hits president Joe Biden and leaders of Canada France Italy and Japan will arrive in Cornwall from Friday for three days of talks focusing on the global recovery from the pandemic Britain's government pledged in February to give most of the country's surplus vaccine supply to Kobach's the United Nations about program aiming to supply poor countries with jobs Sarah Shockley on them
Lockdown to Ease Across Most of Scotland but Some Areas Retain Tougher Measures
"Of all adults. Despite the calls from business for the government to commit to the June 21st date for easing restrictions. There's also been further pressure on Boris Johnson to delay the lifting off England's lockdown measures. And Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has put easing on hold for millions of Scott's. Because of her concerns around growing case numbers. Many public health experts are warning that the Yuki could and ice tray scoot. No beat the start of a third. We've of the violence, and obviously it would be wrong to completely ignore that warning. Well. Much of Scotland's central belt
UK PM Boris Johnson Married in Secret Ceremony
"British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was married in secret wedding Saturday. British newspapers say the 56 year old prime minister, very Kerry Simon's at Westminster Cathedral in front of close friends and family. 33 year old. Simon's was part of Johnson's campaign team when he was mayor of London. Last year's Simon's gave birth to the couple's first child. Johnson has four Children from a previous
UK PM Boris Johnson Marries Fiancee in Private Ceremony
"K Newspapers are reporting. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Simmons, married today in a small private ceremony in London. The Mail on Sunday and the son said the couple wed at the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a small group of friends and family. Johnson's office declined to comment.
Boris Johnson Defends Virus Record After Ex-Aide's Attack
"Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson has rejected claims by his former T. fate that he puts Britain's coronavirus response and is unfit for office denying the allegation his government over school tens of thousands of needless deaths in a testimony to lawmakers Dominic Cummings claimed that thousands had died as a result of the UK government's incompetence at the beginning of the outbreak the former top adviser to the prime minister said the government's response was slow and chaotic and Johnson fail to learn from his mistakes Johnson brushed aside the criticism some of the the common drive her doesn't bear any relation to reality prime minister went on to say that the government and himself what puts in a very pressurized situation at the outbreak of the pandemic leases being renewed credibly difficult series of decisions none of which we've taken lightly I'm trying to amass
Sage Calls Emergency Meeting Over Rapid Spread of Indian Variant
"Who we begin today's program here in the united kingdom where leading scientists are holding an emergency meeting in a bid to tackle a surge of the highly transmissible indian covid nineteen variant comes as prime minister. Boris johnson warns that new strains of virus could cause even greater suffering next winter. Then the lost if they're allowed to take hold well. Let's get the latest on this with monica health and science correspondent dr chris smith. Chris is a consultant for logistic cambridge university. Good often not always great to have you on the program Just about this Indian variant and the specific threat that we are beginning to understand. It might post. Initially we thought there was just one variant and it got dubbed. Be one six one seven and it's been documented for a few months in fact since last year but then we realized that in fact there are multiple subtypes of this variant. So they're now get designated as a subtype one subtype two subtype three and the one. We're most concerned is the subtype to and in this country in the uk depending on who you talk to and how the data compiled more than a thousand cases or about five hundred cases now. That's because some analyses do include returning travellers that have been picked up and then isolated others are therefore including Everybody so depends on which of those metrics you use. The one to be most concerned about is what is happening in the community because what we are concerned about with any kind of variant of the corona virus including this one now dubbed by the who as a variant of concern meaning it has destructive or disruptive potential
"boris johnson" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Sort of following light coming fantasies and so on and as the opposition moves towards the next general election, it has to tailor its policy package and its messaging and his general rhetoric around how this is a response to what government is actually doing. Storm Account I agree that there was a kind of vacuum around stamina the moment. I think he doesn't need to see the government causing it. So impove before he's in a position to shape Labor's direction the particular getting events on the competent side of things it works against Boris, Johnson obviously. But of course, at any point because of can give it a boss Johnson and a place in with let's say she soon, AC against whom they competence charges wouldn't work to anything like the same extent not given his current public image and we shouldn't underestimate the capacity of the Conservative Party to do that. This parliamentary party has has great moving leaders of the last few years and you might think, oh, well, boss Johnson's got her majority of. He's not safer than elite like Theresa May of was, but then we shouldn't forget that the last time. The Conservatives had a big majority of nineteen, Eighty, seven election that was the parliament the did for Mrs Thatcher and did from his Joe via a Cabinet backbench rebellion against the authority of the election winning leader. So I think they're always since Dhamma pursuing the competent strategy, but partly, it is dictated by the circumstances. The what matters for storm is the general election in twenty, twenty four and things will be very different by the end and Labour has to have an political appeal. On a political strategy that will appeal to the electorate then. What happens now by contrast is much less important. I stammer is probably quite self conscious as well to go on his to not playing this particular card. It is such an important part of his political persona and has been an important part of his appeal up until now and currently. But the dangerous opposes that you play up the the competence mention so much that you end up being sent me a a manager Ray technocrats why civil servant you're good at sort of policy delivery, but you don't really have much to say about where you want. The country to to go a sense of political vision. So I think stop or I think settling the is to come can continue to convey the sense of competence but what will be decisive I think when it comes to an election whether you can win it to an artist whether he can actually produce some sort of vision not I think is much more challenging. That's decisive in on contemn. Helen do you think there is a difference between? This scene as Boris Johnson's government of relative incompetence and this scene is a broader conception government in a conservative cabinet me she cenex. Puckett, other Minton. giving. People cheap meals went down quite well but he's got some pretty tough decisions to take keys relatively untested. Can Get a little harder for him. Between now and whenever it He becomes prime minister. Is there a risk for the conservative? Party. That they think the incompetence is Johnson's and if they got rid of him that would deal with the problem. Yeah I mean I think that I? Think we have to recognize is that competent government even semi competent government is GonNa be on offer from really anywhere the moment because. The problems of FOTY. Across, a whole range of issues full, that's be much competence. So just take the economy it's going to be crisis management there full the foreseeable future. Now I think that in some sense that will stay calm during his quite stew with the competency she because on the one hand, he's trying to quite quickly was crazy kantor line. Between Librarian the Corbin on labor under him and Seidel. enough of you anyway didn't want to vote for in in two thousand and nineteen. Is it something else? Again, after will competence was a lot of bland wanted to do sort of democracy new labor from the past. The difficulties is that black became leader. At a time when the economic environment was very benign seventy compared to what the previous decade what has been over the last decade sound coming alongside incapable manage the economy more competently down the shambolic major government came to do quite an easy Puska move tonight but that leave isn't going to be open to on. So I think that what he's doing is simply biding his time. On it isn't clear yet what selections going to be fought around. Labor the his leadership gun to sit in our think can and see how things develop. That will also includes. Christie's said the question about whether they conservative party what she still be led by Boris Johnson by the time election horizons. Will, not question whether they would get rid of him. So I remember the podcast that we did. When it was clear he was going to become prime minister. But before he was I, think it was could who is burst Johnson where we try to work out on the basis of what he had done before what kind of prime minister he might be. So he was a pretty I think even he would admit he was a pretty incompetent foreign secretary I mean as this other thing, which is just putting your foot in your mouth and given being foreign secretaries. Some element of diplomacy involved. He wasn't particularly well suited to and he didn't get much done. He was more successful in some respects. Matter of London he said he wasn't destroyed by his incompetence as mayor of London. But he delegated a lot and he seemed possibly to be one of those politicians who is. At one removed from a team of much more competent people and it was the front man for a a most successful bacterium operation but is it possible? He can't do that under Alabama politics because. When people in the cabinet seemed to be more competent than the prime minister, the prime minister on the mayor of London, he's not going to be removed and replaced by one of his underlings. But British prime minister is constant every man while you read of any prime minister, even even at the most successful point of blessed career that constantly frightened that someone in that cabinet is going to outshine them and you'll vulnerable as a Prime Minister Andhra parliamentary system presidents aren't Mas- aunt but prime ministers aw. ICON DECIDE ON. This is Johnson genuinely vulnerable to REC- not for that reason. Yes I think he is all over I think the lot of Imponderables, and we don't know it's hard to gauge exactly what the enthusiasm around she soon AC amounts to but I think that is right and I think papa away you can see. Johnson's understanding that he's in radically different game is in this reflexive move he pulls all the time which is the. Headline in the Daily Telegraph saying Boris Johnson takes control of ax and is always as with everything in the telegraphy. March. It's it's a kind of Spain. It's kind of rhetoric. The the substantive policy never seems to change that much. It's talk about how Johnson gets grab. But The rhetoric is all in that director.
"boris johnson" Discussed on Talking Politics
"So he had raised the state incredibly high over Iran in the months preceding lot Wednesday and then fell flat on his face about it but it also destroyed the consumer reputation for competence thoroughly because the White Parliamentary Conservative Party reacted to blot Wednesday turn against the Maastricht Treaty in Maastricht treaty has been ratified at that point on so that meant. That the conservative government under major have to spend basically a year you know in parliamentary siege fan against about benches and get the treaty ratified which exposed within with Conservative Party about European Union. So it wasn't just black Wednesday machines. It was his knock-on consequences for. Maastricht. Going to ask a question about something that's nothing to do with the pandemic vaccine. That may become a big political issue going forward. It's about something happening today. So the Internal Market Bill today is Wednesday. We haven't got to it yet today, but the internal knock it bill is being published and it is going to renege its themes on some aspects of the withdrawal bill. And there was a sort of confession in parliament yesterday by the government that it would be doing something that in a narrow and technical sense was illegal under the terms of international law. Now again, I don't think the language of utahns is much good in describing this, but what is that? And died also may possibly possibly be question of competence, but it's possibly something else to do. You have a sense any of you of The significance might be tinkering with the withdrawal bill. I guess I. Think There's lots of things to say about most happening today but I think just. To backtrack slightly at striking that the discussion around competent has become. So central the moment. We shouldn't forget that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson was. Generally thought off before becoming prime minister looking at his political career in general a kind of Charlatan of clownish figure this sort of reckless populist as far away from what you might think of as a serious and competent politician. And I think some of that is what really informs the discussion today around the competence of the government as a kind of. Smog I told you so attitude about Boris Johnson that he's getting his come up in standard as being faced with a really serious crisis. And the problem with competences that the questions were what are you judging against this? There's always counterfactual of Woodson. So have done better. Had he been had she been leading during the crisis that's very difficult to establish so I. Think the backdrop to to the discussion is inevitably partisan and there's a kind of striping instead of trying to get Johnson and attacking his lack of seriousness on the part of his critics. I think what's going on with the brexit legislation is rather different I think has to do with the dynamics of no deal is to do with taking a hard look at what existing legislation presents the UK government with in terms of freedom of maneuver in the event of no deal, and it doesn't seem to me a coincidence that the government's acting. Now when no deal seems to be more likely than ever has been seems to me that that's what's driving it. Rather than what we're describing is Utah will go questions. Of Competence, this is where can a substantive question of getting policies roydon place in the event of something happening which should be Fifty fifty until now I think it's probably more likely now, but is the original agreement, the withdrawal bill itself which this government. Negotiated, and then essentially went to the country on in an election. Is. The decision now to start. Essentially reneging on aspects of it. Not Potentially as a about what people want from brexit while they fair and so but just on that fundamental question when governments get damaged by the perception that they have rolled back on something that they committed to either out of principle or they simply took it to the voters and said, this is what we want to be elected on. Is then potential for damage the. Day I'd like to build to sort of see will kathleen closely was what they're trying to achieve, but my impression is that. There's a willingness to take the hit in terms of giving the impression of reneging on prior commitments that the concern is in the event of a no deal. The UK government doesn't Find Hans as family tied as it would be under the existing agreements particularly around issues of customs in state aid, and it just wants to tweak legislation that it's that so that it's a little bit freer in that respect. Now, that's I. Think the purpose whether that's Seen as a fundamental breach of international relations that will ripple throughout the UK's foreign. Relations I think that's that's less clear. I think that the difficulty for the government is to vote on the one hand if it goes ahead with this internal market bill in the case of not being a trade agreement with the European Union when the transition period comes to an end than it obviously opens a a huge flank of criticism about the gun thinking that it's above international law and I think that would be a big risk for any any government to take including his foreign policy when he's trying to get the country's not least. While Hong Kong concern to uphold international agreements. You situated back in that context of Brexit. It's really the consequence of how boxed in the government was the Johnson was when it first came into power because I. Couldn't get through the House of Commons the ban actin showed that it wasn't possible for the government to Bashir new option then so it was left with trying to get some concessions on ritual agreement that it didn't like and get that through the House of Commons, and then hold a general election to try to put them the brexit issue to rest but. is now in the position where it's possible, quite possible that would say inevitable that there isn't GonNa be a trade agreement on its back with the problem of the midst point of view the drought was never very satisfactory pretend that it was more satisfactory than it was on. I think in some sense precisely because the won't go down this road. Side, it means that there is still some prospects of a of a trade agreement in reach certainly, not anything light. Likely highly likely I mean by by that but it but it's still possible because a no deal road involves risks for the government both on the international side on on on the UK union side. Realize, I've lapsed backup sort of backing twenty nineteen I'm calling withdrawal bill and when it. Is Actually Law. Now, that's one of the issues isn't it is low changing the law. This is one of those things though where I can't really see it getting much traction with the general public with public opinion and so on and I think we saw yesterday in guest almost response to the episode yesterday it was around the. Nation of Jonathan Jones they had the government's legal department, the SOCAL Treasury Solicitor, and there was a great deal of how I'm feeling from legal commentators about the significance of the s and people wondering whether low key. The Scottish happened at general would resign and shouldn't celebrate them and consider her petition to the rule of law and so on. That's clearly whistling. In, the dark. But obviously, this is the kind of issue where kissed Alma with his roots in law would have strong views of his own. But when he was invited to put them yesterday in an interview, he didn't as pot me because he doesn't want to walk into the government's Trappist wants to set for him of being able to paint him as. Wishy. Washy human rights lawyer Romania, etc etc.. But also, because there must be a political calculation. Public opinion is never going to get his specially exercised about some not technical legislation about the details of withdrawal agreement from last year, it feeds into the story about the duplicity of government and its inability to function especially national stage and reasons why people should trust it and so on..
"boris johnson" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"All this is firmly. They're preparing for Briggs blow up and they preparing for that in a matter of weeks. James Do you think we're heading to a NATO brexit or perhaps? I should rephrase Australia style arrangement so I think the differences between the UK and the EU often trade talks. The differences are quite technical. How do you define what it is for example but the differences between the U. K. e? You are much more. High level almost always philosophical details the UK view. Is WE JUST WANT JUSTICE? One A free trade deal. So why won't you give a deal? You've in Canada. South Korea Japan the EU point is the UK is too big too intertwined with the EU economy for that to happen so fast I fall more obligations placed on it to ensure a level playing field. Now I mean the size of these differences all white anniversary so uninterested in extension. Their view is more times. Been sitting around talking or even zooming isn't going to solve phys differences. They think actually that what might might force. An agreement is actually the pressure of a deadline. Because as I said in June you can eat into side whether they are going to proceed with negotiations or whether they're just going to accept that they can't deal and so they will be trading on on WTO. Tom's at the end of always and I think the Dallas reviews in. Look only if you are forced to confront choice. Can you get a deal now? I one of the things that is difficult is that last time round. Everything looked very grim. That was not going to be a deal and then Boris Johnson and earlier. Reicher the our T. Shock Mats. Are Art a form to manoeuvre? His wedding venue in Cheshire. They went for a walk around the grounds on their own justice. Serve them and they basically worked out the sketched out a deal that could be done between the two sides. The problem is that this time round. There are twenty eight countries with interests at stake in this negotiation. And so you got kind of one on one. Diplomacy to come up with a deal is much more difficult. Thank you James. Thank you Fraser. And thank you for listening. Try Four weeks of the spectator absolutely free and for this month. Only you'll receive a spectator wireless phone charger to. Www DOT spectator dot co dot UK food slash charger..
"boris johnson" Discussed on The Daily
"Mark. There are obvious ways. In which the story you're describing. Echoes what we saw here in the US and with President Trump's initial response to the coronavirus having covered both our White House and now Downing Street are there notable differences in the way the two countries and the two governments responded to their leaders dismissing the severity of the situation. Oh Yeah I think there are stark differences and I would group them a couple of categories. I in the United States. You obviously have independent minded governors who chose to respond to the crisis for their own states. Regardless of what President Trump's decision signals were on the federal level. You don't have that here in Britain here Downing Street. The prime minister really sets the policy for the whole country. So that's one obvious difference. I think somewhat more subtly is the role of the scientific community in the United States. You had the CDC Dr Anthony Fao Chee and others very quickly and urgently calling for a very rigorous response for lockdowns here on the other hand. You had a scientific community. That took a slightly maverick initial response. To this virus. There were very prominent scientists who advise the government who are arguing that maybe the best way to deal with the viruses to let it rip through the population. Let the population develop what they call her immunity and that that would build up a natural immunity that would make Britain more resilient to subsequent potential waves of infection so this was an idea that was circulating in the scientific community in those early weeks late February early March and it to some extent also informed where Boris Johnson was coming down on these issues unlike in the United States where Donald Trump has blown hot and cold on his scientific advisers. Boris Johnson has said from the very start. I will be guided by the science. The wrinkle is that in those early days. The science was also calling for a more casual reaction. And that's what you saw in the first two weeks of March that's fascinating so given that what ends up being the official approach to this in Britain well in the second week of March good Austrian. Everybody thank you very much coming. Boris Johnson has a daily news conference very similar to what you saw in the White House with President. Trump. We've done what can be done to contain this disease. And at that news conference he begins to urge a very mild form of social distancing. We are considering the question of banning major public events such as sporting fixtures and the scientific advice as we said the last couple of weeks is that this banning such events will have little effect on the spray. But he's stopping well. Short of asking people to quarantine themselves in their houses closing restaurants closing bars all of things by the way that are being done by France by parts of Germany by Spain by Italy. So at that point. Britain is a clear outrider. And you're really seeing the British. Go off in a very different direction. That is really very striking and beginning to draw notice all over Europe and then on March Sixteenth Imperial College which is one of the leading institutions in Britain that studies infectious diseases published a report. That changed everything. The headline of the report was basically that. If the British government allowed the virus to spread through the population unchecked. It risked anywhere from two hundred and fifty thousand to five hundred thousand fatalities. Wow It's worth noting that this report was written by an epidemiologist called Neil Ferguson. He's probably the leading figure on epidemics and infectious disease in this country. And his reports and his pronouncements have almost a sort of a holy writ quality to them really viewed as something of an Oracle in this area and the report essentially terrified everyone inside the British government. And you could almost see the change in the thinking. Take shape over the subsequent days. As Boris Johnson continued to appear on television each day looking a little more rattled a little more anxious And then finally on Monday march twenty third good evening. The Corona virus is the biggest threat. This country has faced for decades. Johnson addressed the nation at around seven o'clock in the evening. From this evening Imus give the British people a very simple instruction. You must stay at home. You should not be meeting friends if your friends ask you to meet. You should say no. If you don't follow the rules. The police will have the powers to enforce them. So you now. Finally had Britain and alignment with Italy with Spain with France. In a total lockdown. Stay-at-home protect our images and save lives. Thank you but it was at least a week to ten days later. Then those other countries had acted so in essence Britain lost some valuable days and sure enough events began to vindicate that Very Dark Picture. Some breaking news coming into us from NHS England and it is an update of some of the numbers of those who sadly died. The death toll begins mounting. The hospitals begin filling up and in fact and most dramatically. Perhaps the virus actually makes its way into the political establishment and government. Now proof that the virus can affect. Anyone came earlier on Wednesday when it was first dramatic. Moment comes when Prince Charles the heir to the throne the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth announces that he's tested positive. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual a few days later you begin hearing that senior officials in the government are testing positive. The Health Secretary. The man most directly responsible for leading the response to the crisis has to quarantine himself. He has symptoms. The chief officer is quarantining. Himself he has symptoms and then on March twenty seven hundred bucks. I want to bring you up to speed is something that's happening today. Which is I'm developed. Mild symptoms of the Carina virus. That's to say a temperature and a persistent cough. Boris Johnson announced to the British public. That he has tested positive for Corona Virus. And we'll be going into isolation Vienna Diet that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against Kuroda bars. So I want to thank everybody. So what you see in that first. Week is Boris Johnson recording videos in which he says. I'm still at the helm. I'm still directing policy. He runs several crisis meetings from his apartment adjacent to ten Downing Street so he's isolated but he's in command that's the very reassuring message that he's trying to send but then you arrive at an important weekend. The weekend of April fifth when Queen Elizabeth is going to address the nation on this national challenge of the pandemic and she's delivered a handful of such addresses in her sixty eight year reign. So this is a very big historic moment for the country. I'm speaking to what I knew is an increasingly challenging time. She addresses the nation early in the evening. We should take comfort that well. We may have more still to in deal. Better days will return. She finishes her address. But for now I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to all an about an hour. Later Downing Street puts out a press release saying Boris Johnson has entered the hospital.
"boris johnson" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Stay with US coming up. I'll speak to Jonathan Freedland about who is now running the country. But I I WANNA thank you for all your support. In Times of global crisis. Trusted news is more important than ever and the Guardian is committed to accurate reliable news. You can help us to provide the quality information. The world needs by supporting the Guardian. Just go to W. W. DOT The Guardian Dot Com forward slash. Podcast thank you very much. Jonathan Freedland Right. Now as we record. Barry still a huge amount of uncertainty. We've just head from our health editor. Sarah Bosley that people who come out of ICU can take a long time to recover. We are in the middle of an international crisis. What happens now who is running the country. Well there is a formal on so that people are giving to that. And they're saying that Dominic Robb is the designated First Secretary of State and therefore he deputises and if the prime minister is in intensive care for any length of time it is just not possible for him to remain in realistic charge. And I don't think it's really sustainable for long to see Dominic Robb as this sort of action. Prime Minister either. I mean we're talking about people feeling rattled by the news dominic Robb. I looked frankly terrified when he appeared on the ten o'clock news. He did a very short into Greensburg. People be about his health and about. Who's entirely business will continue Ah The prime minister is in safe. Hands with brilliant team at some Thomas's hospital and using the most sort of senior experienced figure around that cabinet table. Who naturally his colleagues would turn to. There will be some other kind of settlement will have to be reached by the cabinet together and somehow through that process. I think somebody who is even if they don't actually get the title somebody who is defacto making those decisions who has the cabinets backing to do so will emerge before we had this news about. Michael gave himself moving into self-isolation. That was a kind of logic the pointed to him. It is just not sustainable to keep on repeating this line that the prime minister remains in charge if he is not fully able to converse we leagues will make decisions which. I don't think anyone would pretend you could in intensive care and I also think as I said that the the formal chain of command even if it remains in place is not the one that counts. Apparently we have heard in reports that that was a caveat Structure where anyone minister could go down and he would be filled but the structure. They came up with. Didn't look at the possibility of the prime minister. Being the person who was struck by the disease. And as you say he can say Dominic Robb is in charge the problem as would others like Michael Gable Matt Hancock accept that and would they take instruction as easily also none of them? Have that big majority that Boris Johnson has just one when you have such a messy chain of command. What does that mean for serious national security questions and for those urgent questions linked to this particular crisis. Well I think all of the day to day decisions will be handled by that. As you rightly term it that covy proof structure they constructed so for example about resources at between these new nightingale hospitals. Say which would be taken a health secretary level and Matt. Hancock can still take those decisions. But what if there was a big decision to take about the titanic the lockdown? You know there was this talk about for example restricting people's right to excise now that feels up to be a prime ministerial decision Very difficult to take that just Without that person there and there is this additional factor which you referred to which I think is right which is more in terms of the longer term a few weeks. While the days which is about the mandate Boris Johnson won a very clear personal mandate. The campaign was about him so I think that's wonderful. Two Months Ahead Rothen an today tomorrow and the day after but there are some big strategic cools to make in fighting ours for the moment for the next twenty four forty eight seventy two hours. I think they can carry on just as they were telling everyone stare home but if any point there is a serious pressure to change the lockdown regime. That is going to be a hard decision for anybody. Who didn't themselves win? That big personal mandate new doesn't themselves legitimately occupied the charity. Prime Minister Jonathan. How does this all look from the outside? What's the international reaction? Well I thought every one of those statements that came very quickly from around the world could have been distilled into a single message. Rich was there but for the grace of God. Go on and then of course. You've got the eccentric outlaw example of of Donald Trump. I also want to send best wishes to a very good friend of mine and a friend to our nation. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But he you know he's suggesting these going to send the cavalry in with American doctors coming in with their own. You know therapy but when you're in intensive care it's a big deal so They're they're and they're ready. I think we have all around the world. People will be watching this case because in some ways he is Boris Johnson. Now the most high profile person to be ill with this virus. Finally governments obviously have to be ready for all sorts of things as he'd made very clear. This is unprecedented. Jonathan. You've been covering politics for thirty years and looking back on it for decades before that. How does this moment fail to you now? This not ready. You felt like the most traumatic experience for the country collectively since the Second World War. Two locked down the entire population to close the schools to have closed the football grounds at the pubs. Nothing has changed British life so dramatically ever before to add onto that. The prospect of the prime minister incapacitated by the very illness which imperils the rest of nation. I think this is the greatest peace time challenge to Britain and to its system of government. We've ever know Jonathan. Thank you very much. Thanks very much. That was Jonathan Freedland and Sarah. Bosley do go to the website to follow bear reporting and that of all our teams across the Guardian this unsettling time. That's it for today. My thanks to both of them and to you for listening this episode was produced by. Rachel Humphries mightily row. And Courtney usurped sound design was by Nicholas Cox. The executive producers are still may not and Jackson. We wish Boris Johnson. And anyone else suffering with this virus. Well we'll be back tomorrow..
"boris johnson" Discussed on Today in Focus
"And it was such a Shock Jonathan when we got the initial announcement about the prime minister. I mean I like. I'm sure you're just got lots of WHATSAPP messages saying Boris Johnson Exclamation Mark. And as you say then all these other senior figures all isolating. How did they run the country? Well the temptation and I admit that I succumb to we. In the case of Boris Johnson is was to think about him as a guy who often bends the rule to stick to the absolute letter of the law and said my assumption was that he sort of gone into isolation. That's what I assumed that he would be. You know breaking it every now and again and of course in order to run the country. Either the Cabinet Secretary. Poke his head round the door and they would talk to each other instead. The reporting is that actually he did stick to it in. The food was put outside his door and he was truly on his own. He wasn't with these partner. Carry Science in debt. Even the red box was put outside the door and he would have to go and get it but remember at this stage what we also knew about the virus and partly just from our own friends and family was some people really go very mildly. And that you were in isolation because you had to be but you basically felt okay and in that period. He put a video of himself. I folks I want to update you on the latest steps. The government is taking looking behind. Normal hair tousled in his usual way. Shirt tied suits on and he thought okay. This is this will be over in a few days stay at home protect our NHS and save lives. You didn't put out another video message in which he looked a little rougher it has to be said evening. I want to bring you up to date on some of the things. The government is doing something that was new at tie on and Paler and less robust and then the image which really struck me was that one of him of the front door of number ten taking part in that class on Thursday night for NHS workers way he just had the expression. It was the expression that anything of someone who looked very pain. He looked like somebody needs to be resting in bed. But instead of being dragged out I think a lot of people felt great sympathy at that point but will some worry that maybe he was more ill than previously been metal. Interestingly on Thursday when we watch the prime minister clap for the NHS Guardian colleague had a source suggesting that he was very ill and when they put that to advisors they denied it. Although there's also suggestion that by then they were already preparing. A bad isn't Thomas's hospital. Perhaps it was those rumors that lead Boris Johnson to put out a twitter video on Friday to try to prove he was still in charged. We're working the whole time on our program to defeat the virus. You've seen the big announcement yesterday about one hundred thousand tests per we now on Saturday. He spoke to newly elected. Labour leader kissed armor. Then what happened on Sunday? Well someday now. He didn't talk to other colleagues. Because Dominic Robb is now acting in these places said. The last time he spoke to him was on Saturday and that does suggest that if he wasn't able to speak to his nominated. Deputy on Someday things take a turn for the worse again. The official message was still that he's fine and easing good spirits. Just these high temperature but you know everything's wall okay. He's still leading the government and that was the message on the Sunday morning. Talk shows just how ill is the prime minister. He's okay I've been talking to him everyday often several times. A day throughout this Throughout the time that both of us off. And so he's very much got his Hand on the Tiller and most of the focus on the day was on the message to be given a very rare television message. Brokaw's message from the Queen. I'm speaking to you at what I know is an challenging time. It was a very powerful intervention by her which he very pointedly tapped into cooled on really invoked the memory of the war and nineteen forty. We as children's spoke from here at Windsor two children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety today. Once again many will feel a painful sense separation from their loved ones. I mean this very moving final line. Brilliant pieces speechwriting. She said at the end we will meet again. I think there was a sense of reassurance that came from that and yet within the hour that mood if they will also mood of reassurance was broken. Our after the Queen's address it emerged that the prime minister has been admitted to hospital on the advice of his doctors after having continuous symptoms of the corona virus. And so that Ben Ben. People closed out the weekend back in that state of nervous anxiety their nodes jangled By this news. And I think that led to some of that exile that we've been talking about and then coupled with a sense of mistrust is perhaps at its strongest but a worry that the officials Downing Street on not being as candidates they could impact should be about. The Prime Minister's health and that sense did stretch into the next day when Downing Street brief journalists that Boris Johnson was still in charge that he even had his red box in hospitals. He's other comfortable. Nine instant Thomas's he's in good spirits and he's being regularly updated and he still remains in charge of the government leaving many of us wondering why he was still being allowed to work and if they were being totally straight with us a former aide to the prime minister has suggested Downing Street staff were saying what they knew and they would feel as shocked as stunned by what happened next tonight attend the prime minister. Boris Johnson has been taken to intensive care unless he suffers the effects of corona virus. It's ten days since the prime minister tested positive. He was admitted to hospital last night..
"boris johnson" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"A little bit does relate back to the sacred war which firmly crumble during the election. The Labor Hartland have ten blue. How'd you actually just make? That would change color completely by the time the next election. I think that one of the things when Boris Johnson speak to us about the spending spending rose. Was this idea that the treasury to focused short-term game so the fact that if you invest in areas in the work better because you could see the economic case and it's moving away from that James One of the areas where we are expecting to see this renewed focus on keeping these Labor voters who in the Tories mind many number ten subdued. The votes is going to see every need attempt to reform Whitehall. And I think several strands and we're going to touch on a blog post stat. Some listeners may already read shortly but one of the things. We are expecting a big reshuffle. which is going to be correspond with a shake of Whitehall departments just before the Christmas break resource factor? She makes people stayed in place in the cabinet. But what are we expecting to happen in February. We're expecting a UPI Grecia. Now remember that when Boris Johnson. I became prime minister. He dispensed with foam more ministers cabinet ministers from the May government than happy and expected. It was it took everyone by surprise. By how sweeping it was I think the feary the thinking is that this February shuffle looks like being Pretty Sweeping Ping again. Remember Boris Johnson. At the moment he's not beholden to any one faction in the cabinet which gives him a or in the parliamentary party which gives them the loss of license about what he does in terms of. Ministerial appointments I always say think that they have had an the wheel enough. How little was done in the post? uh-huh selection reshuffle of Nikki. Mugabe NASA stay on as Culture Secretary for a few more weeks suggests that the reshuffle coming is bigger because was essentially said is. We're going to leaving so many pieces around the board come February we really that one day once GonNa make any of our moves now. It was striking during the election campaign. How much the Boris Johnson show? It was on the Tories. I mean there were only a handful. All the cabinet ministers who whoever really made public appearances I would expect the returned anymore which I think will be a sawing varies a way back on the Boris Johnson that he is prepared to bring people back who clashed with in the past? I I think that Brandon Lewis the security minister who is quite prominent in the election campaign can expect a bigger role but I think also I think it would be slightly willingly nervous about as one of his cabinet ministers who is seen as having underperformed over the past few months. Can you name names James. I think Theresa Videos Videos Environment Secretaries is probably an on on a slightly sticky wicket in the year. She's not exactly made waves in that department. I who saving having that one of the things to watch out for his. I think Boris Yeltsin is very keen. Cabinet ministers go on for as long as they have previously and so I think people who speak it often cabinet all probably saw vulnerable to. Yeah I think if he just even look at the figures number ten very keen to onto our during that election and I didn't I was elected the people I trust the most Rashidi necklaces rally off the television. In comparison to Bruce Johnson and jenrette uncouth disseminate. Think at least hold a light on the airwaves. Dominic Robb is some and they've trusted for some time. These could move but there was a sense that and I think finding Michael gave is very clearly someone that number ten relying quite heavily which is way. Look a hairdresser in cabinet. James I if he gets the The value of contribution I think if he's there was a famous can cabinet conference caller brexit strategy. When it was quite clear to you most people at Brussels just wanted to get off the phone and a succession of cabinet ministers could have lined up to say to the province of Winstons? Know How much he had their support as he undertook undertook this difficult tricky negotiation. It was quite clear on Sunday. And it's quite clear. He just wants to get back to do whatever he was doing. So no is is an element. I think he's also telling what media people would chose were off to do and I think that they if all the run INS I also Michael. Oh go ahead in the polls I think that relationship I. It's never going to go back to where it was preaching two thousand sixteen but I think he's he's. He's as close to to be repaired as it is possible to be now. Another element. NECE is we expect to have a slimmed-down cabinet was some new faces and many faces leaving but there's also a plan to try and reform the civil service and the public sector free that we have been treated to a blog. Post over the Christmas season from. I'm Dominic Cummings Boris Johnson senior aide. That's available to read on the Coffee House website as well as his personal blog depending on your preference and in it he said the number ten a hiring and several categories for data driven rose to being simply being cummings assistant moving onto communications patients along with the various things. You'd eat lead for each row. Now there's been some amusement from the Java on social media and elsewhere part heart I think due to the various reference to characters novels when it comes to whether it'd be good and also the warning and some of these jobs will ruin your love life so you better not how it was the story. Fraser what did he take from that block paced. It's what like lots of people. I was nodding along when fervent agreement with lots of some of that I did think was a bit much Shamin. Let's see what is fundamentally Ryan saying there are. Some jobs are so important that you ought not really to expect of a work life balance. If you're giving your life to the country of really important government rule like that you should for the length of time you're doing it should be and the most important thing that you do. You shouldn't be expecting to have much of a social life in the evenings remains to be seen gene in West Wing actually when Liam Gary's wife was complaining job-seeking is told her marriage and you. Sing job isn't more important than your marriage and Leah replied to her actually is. I'm chief of staff of the President for the duration of time. Doing this job is more important than my marriage and I think that that deserves to be said. Sometimes there are some jobs that do require a everything and I think rather than Poopie will off it with intriguing. Lots of people that stuff such unappealing job description saying if you didn't fit in our been used in two weeks as one of the things he says and he was going to leave a well-paid job outside government. I for something like that but then again it sounds crazy. Razia think he's going to be inundated with applications. I also think these rights and saying there is there far too. Many people like me in other words people with arts degrees who don't really have any sort of scientific method mathematical training who put in charge of government policy where the skill which you've really got to Blang on pretending ending you know but something when in fact you don't. This is the quintessential sort of arts graduate stroup. PP Skill Dominic Cummings had enough of it. Even though he's an arts graduate graduate from oxbridge himself. He wants people with them in a more sign more scientific background. I think he's wrong to say that we should be looking at people straight straight from university or a very unique. We do our spectator recruitments. We set a very difficult anais together. A few people did get in touch to say that they read dominant Cummings blog post. They had a slight feeding of nope have stage. Iv but it boosts some resemblance to spectator in in ten applications. He says something that we say. which is that of your character and your obscene temperament will trump experience or seniority? The right if you love the job and you've got an ability for it shouldn't matter too much where you're from which also my opinion. It shouldn't matter what your degrees in there shouldn't matter. Ah Agr when we do our internships we get people one of the most successful interns cath enforced. It was a forty eight year old mother three and without any of them the scientific degrees behind her so if I were Dominic Cummings there'd be a bit more open-minded than where you might find exceptional talent. I also set napster test relief. Because he's GonNa get soon he will eat the house. You're going to sift them out. It will be the quality of her letter and I suspect that arts graduates will be best at writing the persuasive letter anyway but fundamentally it shows as importantly as you said in your blog about Katie it shows. He's thinking outside. The box intends to recruit outside just to government the meth the very fact that he's recruiting for number ten on this sort of personal blog in this very personal very don. Cummings way m shows that this government. We're going to do an act and speak very very differently to what we're used to and James just on that one of the things I was struck in that block was aligned where dominant comes to Saint Park. The reason season they can do various stages of change in plans that they have is because they ultra-mini as a government majority of eighty had the space and time to make some changes change that. Perhaps we'll be unpopular but this time to put them in place and improved from that. So I suppose for these people. Who've suggesting that now we had a majority government things things quite get could potentially get quite boring? Perhaps this podcast but have less to talk about it. If if his suggest the opposite one prediction of total and confidence about this year in politics is that it won't be dull. I mean I was speculation about dominic. Cummings leaving was Rav off-beam because this is is a guy he's been a long time thinking about how the pretty stage Ron how it should work you. He's not gonNA pass up a chance to to try and persuade. Boris was Johnson to to implement that vision. The thing life will really not up as but this is sensible in the has been in some quite big profound developments in the way that the in intellectual fort in the last decade or so and that is not really reflected acted in Whitehall. I suppose the nearest you get to. It is the kind of nudge unit in the Cabinet Office. On the success of of making the workplace pension. OPT OUT RAV THAN OPT in. So they're definitely definitely things that can be alert aunt there. I would add one those those someone else. He's very influential. Remember the boys Donaldson Team and they were saying. The Labour leadership contest will have a big impact on this government than people realize. Because there's no doubt the doubts about Jeremy Corbyn basically kept label. Vote down at the general election year. Corbin was one of the big drags on Labor support if Labor could find a new data who didn't act the drive on that support and labor went ahead in the polls but would be a very different atmosphere to operate in for this governor than than is currently there are lots of new pieces Paulin and one thing about new pieces but yet very jumpy about the opinion polls when you go for a period of being behind joined so I think the Labor leaders washy have quite an impact on how radical was government..
"boris johnson" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Amazing and pretty much beyond our expectations On that level does stories more today here on the world. I'm Marco Werman. This is the world. Great Britain remains is in the hands of prime minister. Boris Johnson but with a stronger grip than before Johnson's Conservative Party notched a landslide victory with a simple message get brexit done and so it will get done probably next month but leaving the European Union actually leaving for real more than three years after voting to do it. It's GonNa take time and and there are still many many unknowns for the British people on the road ahead. The world's ORLA Berry has been covering this election for us and she joins us from London the day after ORLA. What is this election can result and the massive victory for bars Johnson's conservatives mean for brexit itself it feels a little like for a lot of us here the BREXIT referendum for random result of twenty? Sixteen that sense. The people got and how divided people were in terms of brexit terms of leave and remain and I guess it's a reminder kind from any in the US of how you felt in twenty sixteen when you woke up in that November morning unsold the results of the trump Clinton election. It's a thumping victory for Boris Johnson. Ada Devastating defeat for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labor Party is so what does it mean for Brexit. It means Brexit will happen unless the sky falls. Britain will believe in the European Union at the end of January. Boris Johnson has his majority now. The three Semaine never had he can get his deal through parliament. He did make an effort to sound a note of unity in his speech to the nation at ten Downing Street today and he appealed for both sides to try and put these three and a half years of real polarization real bitterness behind us everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin. Well we'll see if that's possible or a Briton. Leaves on January thirty first leaves the EU does that mean that Then we will stop talking about Brexit. If only Marco you should know better than that as someone said to me. It's like a TV series where it goes on for so long. You can't actually remember who the original characters were January. Thirty first is the end of phase one of BR exist and we move into phase two and this is figuring out future relationship between the UK and the EU. He has until the end of December twenty twenty to reach an agreement with the EU. On what that's supposed to look like he has said he won't ask for another extension. Then again you remember what he said the last time round. He said he would prefer to be dead in a ditch. Then ask for an extension so we will see the ask for an extension next year. We'll still be talking about brexit then Marco for a whole `nother year exactly at the very least European leaders have also been reacting to the news of Johnson's landslide victory. What have they been saying? Well I guess for many of them they never wanted to see. Brexit happened but I think today the soundings from many of them seemed to be just a widespread sigh of relief. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutter probably put it most succinctly he. He was asked at a news conference in Brussels whether he felt sadness or relief after British result and he said that during the hill so essentially neither just a factual observation. This can help to settle this. I think everyone will find that positive because we do need to move on otherwise this could carry Arjan for years. anglo-american was also out today. She was asked about the German chancellor and she said we now have a competitor on our doorstep so she's already moved down the road into the future to look at the relationship between both sides but there were some general positive soundings as well from the EU this this is ours lavender line. She's the European Commission president and probably the most upbeat voice from Europe. Today this is not the end of something. This is the beginning of excellent future relations between good neighbors. It is a new chapter in history or Donald Trump tweeted today congratulating. Boris Johnson and saying Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new trade deal after brexit. This deal has a potential to be far bigger and more lucrative live than any deal that could be made with the EU. Is that true ORLA. First of all not so fast because before Britain begins any trade deals with the US it first of all has to sort out its exit from the EU. So at the moment everything is speculation. Also it's important to point out that the issue of the Irish border hasn't hasn't been clarified. Yes and Nancy Pelosi in particular had said there is no chance the. US Congress will approve a trade pact with Britain if brexit closes the Irish border that's it the US ambassador to the UK. Woody Johnson he was out today. He's spinning more positive. Knows on all of this. And he's been in reassuring people in Britain that there's a very bryce and prosperous future ahead you've been in the U. and subject to all this for the last forty years and now oh you can be very creative and look forward to a new world and that he respects. That's one way of putting it and another positive note. By the way Marco the pound. Did they'd go up last night at the announcement of Boris Johnson's victory and the victory of the Conservative Party. So at least there is that the rules ORLA Berry in London Orla till the next time. Maybe we won't talk Brexit for a few weeks Well anyway do you promise no no. I don't thanks very much thanks marco. It's not the end but today could be the beginning of the end of the U. S. China trade war. It started in one thousand nine months ago. And it's been sending tremors through the global economy ever since but now. US and Chinese officials say they've worked out. What an initial deal? Jake parkers with the US. China Business Council in Washington. I asked him for the highlights. What we're hearing so far? Is that the phase one agreement will cover. Ip He protection technology transfer. We'll have some movement on the structural concerns companies facing agriculture imports to the China market covers financial services liberalisation in currency as well as expanding trade. which is some of the numbers that they've talked about today? In terms of new Chinese purchases also note very importantly doesn't include a dispute resolution mechanism that will also ensure that both sides are able to enforce the agreement. I mean there's a big categories kind of stuff. They've been talking about all along. If you had to do the ledger edger. Who would you say are the winners or losers here will look so? Nobody wins in trade worth so I think that both sides are going to win by De Escalating. The conflict in the last several years say that winner is businesses who've been doing trade with China. This should also liberalize some sectors for investment so moving forward lowered putting a base to the deterioration of the bilateral relationship is very positive and what about. US farmers who've been hit pretty hard. We'll have to wait and see what the final details are but it does sound like China is going to be removing some of the impediments to selling certain US products to the China market meat poultry. We're hopeful for ethanol will have greater market access in China and it should increase the sales of US farmers products to China going forward. What details do we still not have about the trade deal like what you most want answers to at this point? I think what we're looking forward to seeing as the text around intellectual property rights protection as well as technology transfer also. The devil is in the detail on many of these issues so we'd also like to see what's in the text of the agreement. We understand from the Chinese press conference today is that the text is agreed between the two parties. But it hasn't undergone legal review or translation. So that'll be key stage for understanding the full details. There's been so much back and forth on trade relations with China under the trump administration You said the devil's in the details. Are you concerned. The deal might not stick well. I think that's why. The enforcement mechanism is so critical. Look we've encouraged the administration to take this step understand. It will be a process where concerns raised bilaterally laterally and then each side they feel the other side is not implemented appropriately will have the opportunity to enforce and bring either tariffs or other penalties to bear. Sounds sounds like you're hopeful. I think that we would applaud the administration for de escalating the conflict and many of the issues that have been raised in phase one therefore than just window dressing. We're GONNA have to see the details in the text but I think we're cautiously optimistic that this is the right way forward. You know a lot of people say trump created this conflict. Inflict in the first place. Are we back to where we started. No I think we're beyond where we started attorney. The financial markets were not open. And indeed they were not planning to be open until twenty twenty two so we have seen acceleration of that for two years. If we're able to tackle many of these longstanding agricultural areas that will open China's market more fully us the US agricultural products. Something we haven't seen in the past any new commitments on currency hopefully dispel the concerns around China being a currency manipulator. The future so so we have to resolve all the issues.
"boris johnson" Discussed on Post Reports
"The Center for American Progress Action Fund district productive and protect the investigation in season to the acid explains how trump is trying to use the government of Ukraine to help him win in twenty twenty. Download the APP today from the newsroom. The Washington imposed at the Washington. POST THIS CLEVELAND TO WATCH ELLEN NAKASHIMA with Washington this is post I reports Martine powers. It's Thursday December fifth today. Britain's Britain's upcoming election. The price of wrongful imprisonment into the house precedes with articles of impeachment. The Brits actually don't like having elections every every year but the frequency collections in the last couple of David Cameron left Theresa May came and Theresa May than stage election. They kicked Theresa may out. Boris comes in and Boris and parliament in parliament ends itself. Then they go to another election so it would be fair to say. They're tired of elections as they're tired of Brexit but they're tough people and they are. They're going to go for one more more. This is William. He is the Post Bureau chief in London where people are headed to the polls next Thursday to vote for their new government. There's a general election happening now a snap election because and the parliament a couldn't get anywhere with anything because Boris and lost his majority in parliament. So they had a hung. Parliament is stuck parliament and so the various sides fought but they decided to shut down parliament and go to early elections. So that's why we have a general election now so who is running in this election. Boris Johnson Johnson and the Conservative Party is running. His main opponent. Is Jeremy Corbyn and the Labor Party and they are in. I guess you'd call it second place. And then there's some other independence and the Liberal Democrats and some other folks but it's really it's become more and more each week a head to head a Boris Johnson v Jeremy Corbyn Conservatives versus Labor and. Is there a real possibility that Boris Johnson won't win well. Jeremy Corbyn thinks this and his Labor activists hope I think this it looked like more of a possibility before the election started right now. It's pretty much looking like Boris Johnson's race to lose though the big question here his whether he takes a big majority and he can really run the government or whether they stumble and they have a hung parliament or just a little. squeaky small razor thin majority in parliament which wouldn't be good for him. It makes governments unstable so clearly prime minister. Boris Johnson has been a very polarizing zing. Figure I think a lot of people really love him because they love his candor and the way that he's outspoken and can kind of be performer and also his hair but a lot of people don't like him because they think that he's maybe not a responsible prime minister or not a rigorous thinker. An actual person who can get things done so. I'm wondering for Jeremy Corbyn his biggest opponent. What is his kind of character on the political stage? Well well Jeremy Corbyn has been demonized for years by the sort of pro conservative though the right wing press the tabloids as kind of Comrade Corbin Wild Loonie far lefty Trotskyite And and Corbin is fed that furnace by by appearing on you know Iranian TV and supporting Moss and all these other things so so to kind of affair hit so he's seen as not a leftist but more of a communist by the people who don't like him and that's the rap on Corbin even though the ideas he promotes are very popular. And when you watch him speak he's very grandfatherly. It is nice seventy year old guy who rides his bicycle and prefers to eat vegetarian meals. He's he's a little bland nice fellow so the more Lor Corbin campaigns the more people usually tend to like him but he's but he's kind of demonized and the press series not well liked by the British media. So what are the key issues. That people are going to be voting on as they come into this election. Well Boris Boris. Johnson's big thing is his slogan is Brexit it done and unleash the potential of the whole United Kingdom. And if that sounds like a tooth extraction or an uncomfortable a a probe exactly right and that's how I think how voters see it here we can leave the EU one UK whole and entire and perfect as we promised on day one of the new parliament in December. We will start getting our deal through so we can get brexit done in January and unleashed this country's potential. I hope very much that you support us. He's very focused on a get this thing don on and once we get it done we will unleash the genius of the British people in the economy and will soar to to great heights. The Conservative Party here is often blamed Labor for saying well. They're spend too much money in their tax and spenders but Boris Johnson himself. It's now found the magic agile money tree last election. We were told by your predecessor. Mr Johnson there was no magic money tree. Have you found a magic money tree Mister Johnson and have you found impose northern one of them. Mr cogan breaking mummy forest it and is promising all sorts of things for infrastructure police and hospitals. But if Jeremy Corbyn were to win what is his his stance on Brexit like is he running on. Never mind we're just not going to have brexit anymore or what. What does he say that he has? He say that he'll navigate brexit if if he were to become prime minister. Okay so I'm going to dodge that question for one second just to explain what would corbin with Jeremy Corbyn and would like to do through his manifesto was the party would like to do is a pretty radical transformation of the British economy. No one can deny the thirst for a real change in Britain. I believe that was the driving force behind the referendum. Vote in two thousand and sixteen. He wants to re-nationalized nationalized mail. Rail Water Electricity Give Free Internet. Everybody and spend lots of money on on people and put the workers more in charge. Okay okay so that would be a big change. And that's what he's selling in an election offering a once in a generation chance for real change we we can end privatization rescue on National Health Service. We can get brexit sorted and bring our country together. Ah we can tackle the climate emergency that threatens us all and we can rewrite the rules of our economy to work for the many not the few okay now to the boring bit okay. So if Jeremy Corbyn and labor wins Brexit. What they've said is they will go quick as a bunny honey over to Brussels and they will renegotiate the withdrawal agreement? They re-negotiate the brexit deal with the wily Europeans. They will give the Europeans more or what they want. The would boris gave them and then they will come back to Britain with that deal within three months and they will have a second referendum where the poor British voters will have to decide. Whether they like Jeremy Corbyn Corbin's Brexit deal or they think now I don't know what this his fever dream was over the last four years. Let's just stay in Europe. That sounds great to me. which feasible anything's feasible? Here that could actually if if Labor won which I don't think they will. I mean that could happen. They would negotiate a very soft brexit. Come back they'd offered the two and it's possible that Brits would stand up and vote and say it's forget it we just want to stay so then is this basically just a brexit election or are there also other things that people are thinking about in voting on us. We're going into this excellent question because it's not really a brexit election saw Johnson would like it to be just a Brexit Alexa. Unlike let's get it done. Let's get the tooth extracted. But there's lots of discussion about what they WanNa do with their very beloved National Health Service and what they want to do with the public investment investment and ownership where the country should be going after. This boring bit is over so it is kind of about other things and the third parties are certainly stressing that they're saying that enough with brexit. Let's move onto all this other stuff like like climate in the overheating of the planet. In in how are kids are educated and all these other things and and there's pent up desire for heard talks about that they have this other thing in the way. The B word of maternal work themselves through that one bell. Thank you so much anytime I love doing blame booth. Is the London bureau.
"boris johnson" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Blends and these are places where traditional sort of working people have not voted Tory possibly never vittori before and they didn't have a tradition of aging the Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is likely to run in quite a loss of northern seeds where they would hope to take seats from the Conservatives and conceivably even win one or two seeds haven't got it through parliament I'm going to deliver brexit on the city I suggest age of the whole process of leaving the European Union and it may not make ministry enough position to negotiate future trade relationship with the European Union and to handle all the master.
"boris johnson" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Coffeehouse shows spectators daily by next week's summit seem to be virtually nil I'm Fraser Nelson joined by James Forsyth and Katie balls to discuss so james talks through the negative sounds we've been hearing negative sounds all European Union saving still would still require checks on the armed violent and that is unacceptable to them on so it fails one of their tests they also object to the fact that they save the whole arrangement is dependent on Stormont because they say they want panel kind of regional assembly but has been in abeyance for the last few years so I think it is not looking hopeful for the deal I mean one of the reasons the two main reasons why it's not like deal one of them is the UK has undoubtedly going back on commitments it made in the joint report on the threes may agreement and the problem is because trees may gateway so much in those agreements that anything that isn't that seems to the EU Dublin to be reneging on unreasonable. I mean the idea that you should be able to leave European Union customs territory on intact is a fairly reasonable proposition but deals unreasonable. We always knew the Baxter was going that was the whole point of Boris Johnson beginning Prime Minister so surely if they're saying we're not going to accept anything Theresa May's backstop that means there's almost no point discussing anything certainly at the moment because of a ban act the 'cause the e you know it's not choosing between steel and not feel is choosing between this deal I and extension and if you consider that the e U is essentially following the Irish lead on this question because it's on interested in most affected by this element of the majority why not take the risk and see what a second election froze up on if it throws up something that leads to a second referendum leads to a softer brexit then old good I've eaten a dangerous something that this deal is still on offer offers second election inventories majority I mean there's a chance but the election could create such momentum behind the idea of not compromising leaving the day before yesterday that becomes very difficult to arrest I also think is worth noting and very interesting story we are times but Dennis don't on Saturday but the E. U. is prepared to accept in in theory of probably not now but in theory awesome services and the audit but does suggest that if Boris Johnson can win the majority that could be a deal right casey he can win a majority and it still doesn't look it was going to be a deal I guess the EU is playing for time now I guess people who actually quite like a deal wonder why Earth Ud extend this ridiculous game a day Mauger than you need to and Boris Johnson's trying to save them don't make a historic misjudgements about were Britain is but he doesn't look as if he's making headway now any story of the weekend ultimately on the domestic front using several governments including Bruce Johnson using various adds to hammer this point home and try and make this message to by opposition MP's he need to vote for a potential deal on Brussels who need to grant a potential deal saying if you don't go for this really could be heading to know deal I think many people believe not this happening on the thirty first job but I think there's a sense that even abortions and has to keep talking about the first of October the point being as James touchtone that when this comes back around if there is a conservative government with majority this might be hard to sell I think he looked at the various factors in terms of domestic pressures because you d have the Hilary Benn legislation which means an extension as quite likely I think Brussels theory that they are able to say we don't like these parts we don't feel that there's this much pressure I think island has to make her political collation tons let mastic pressure and taking care is a tool open to this idea of two customs territories to borders and I think that if you liquor where island is is very hard to see them moving in the time you have Emmanuel macron saying that they will indicate by the end of the week whether a brexit deal is possible so far as that is going to be a no because he look at Michelle Bonnie and comments he made on Friday there was did that reassuring again the fact that in a way the talks are a bit more about blame game everyone is trying to show that they've acting in good faith that trying to do what they can and Michelle Bonnie was saying that if we do end up no dealers Boris Johnson not us and then use had dominant cummings stunt on Friday night in his meeting to government advises saying that if the wasn't movement on the EU side they you the hatchery ready to go for no deal because they can't move that much more so I didn't think that when you have people like Bonnie Essay do you canines to come up with different proposals they want to get break free by the end of the week how much can number ten maeve I think on Satin issues perhaps how Stormont Lockwood work he knows leg time all these things there is on the idea of the having its own customs territory that is a nonstarter abortions and to me say I think the Gulf during the Teesside's is too wide to really see any all the chance of a deal by the end of the week now James Imagine Michel Barnier is listening to this podcast of course doubt but he does what's is that you think that you sight isn't getting we know what the EU thinks we had the great honor having Pele he podcast here on Saturday the political editor of The Times he was saying that Dublin things look less of a general election it can't get any worse what is the scenario choirboy new deal happens because in rejecting this deal the heads of train of events which it doesn't seem currently able to visage Dave in the EU on necessarily calculating at the moment but simply because that they all right about what the Benelux means I mean the thing that they'll probably underpricing at the moment is this says imagine that you have a general election campaign that's much in that Brussels Meuse to quite very off sounding position to try and secure the support of Moore Brexit Party voters he even wins majority and by the way that's sending position would be what I the it's my deal which must be taken in the exact statement there is or not by the way it my dealer taken within a very short period up to me he'd have to say deadline house to agree and the danger that would then happenings but that will create such momentum that even if the EU basically said yeah we can we can live with the best but we want this or that chain of Stormont lock it would become very haunted not because there will be such a momentum behind the idea of leaving the day before yesterday very hard I mean it's the thing that the EU underestimating so the Brexit Party voters then he would have to give a series of relatively hard to earn cast I'm promises not because he wants to simply because he would not be able to win as majority unless he were saying you give the example of I want to deal within seventy two hours otherwise it's new deal but it'd be something off that order and then let's say he gets the majority the majority in parliament for the first time they would be majority for new down in a way that there's now not yes and I one of the reasons why vice twenty one to reemphasize lost the whip was to try and ensure that if even if a Tories win a very small majority there is a majority of Nodia important one of the things that the people oh perhaps underestimating is Boris Johnson has managed to get Steve Baker Mark Francois always people will be happy with these complexes by saying this is the only way you can get out on the very first one side deadline has passed and there's a new poll people will begin say Oh we can do no deal now momentum and also yesterday it'll be disrupted five years to deal with the disruption before we have to face the electorate again vow I think is underestimated factor the kitty there was an opinion poll from opinion recently where it puts voters for three options taking over three parties right now the first was the Tory option brexit deal or no deal by October thirty first but then you got the second referendum new deal INSIGNIF- random asleep resumption when you've got the last cancel brags that's Lib Dem option office three options the new deal option was the most popular of forty percents next came no brexit twenty six percent then came Labor's option second referendum at eight eighteen percent so can you see a general election leading in a hardening of public opinion towards brexit. I imagine that the Irish might be gambling on the second referendum option prevailing of Jeremy Corbyn wins maybe some of them even think that brexit might be cancelled completely we know very Kerensky was telling us on Friday but the Brits actually wants to find a way out of brexit but they haven't been given the mechanism so do you think that we might end up being tipped into this gamble because so many in Europe just cannot believe the new deals going to get a public endorsement I think potential for I mean part of the reason I think Brussels tennis if you did have say a Labor minority government I think very feeding Apron Retu- majority they're very feasible dwelling twenty seventeen snap election and you had the second round renton on a brexit deal and on remain as sense that if German Caridi renegotiate it it'd probably be a permanent custom machine so it's much easier for Brussels I say I think that that's one of the things but if version some west to win a majority and you've had an election which would have a heavy focus on Brexit and trying to win over brexit party raters. I think people would continue impatient with Brussels I think that Brussels to pick just unreasonable I think you can see everything Boris Johnson is done since Rabin's the proposed deal last week try to start Mauleon tone trying to come across as reasonable it is clearly in a general election campaign that he would say I've done everything I possibly can look at this other side wants to have a single customs territory perhaps you've snappy away to say that on and they still rejected but do you still think that Web Boris Johnson to win a majority I think the he would be on such a high from that if he predominantly still wanted to brexit too is that he wants to date he would be able to bring probably the bulk of his MP's with him because I think that you have the fact that he had won that majority and it would be good for him but do you think it would be hard for him to sell team concessions and ultimately he will have talked himself into not free the cost of the campaign just because he has to he quan go into general election campaign idea but keep an option of deal on the table so personally think I don't want to get to deal but I think the space for him to get narrower James for those who we'd like a deal I would very much like deal I imagine you would to bit basically this seems to be a flop I mean Boras said Okay you can take northern Orland into the regulatory zone pretty big concession okay we can ever a UK Northern Ireland border something we thought for DP would never sign up to the assigned to it now something that we thought that the Batori spartans the urge would never sign up to they've signed up to the stars have aligned for this this deal looks like is going to die and his feet and if you believe as you and I do I think that the chances of reviving it in the same way afterwards a pretty slim then things are taking a bit of a turn for the worst this is a chance as elegant solution and it seems is going to be discarded because the EU into not believe it's anything other than a cynical tactic yeah he's things if you go back to straight off the referendum if the UK have proposed then what is proposing now but normal honorable essentially stay in the European economic area but stay in the UK as customs territory I suspect that could have been the basis for negotiation the problem is what has happened since the things that the UK government signed up to on the Theresa May which were undefeatable in the UK pre school system and the take their chances and see what happens off election and you you can see wonky because a brexit where the hell case they did the customs union would be preferable we you it would it would help the EU assert itself on the world stage when it comes to striking trade deals and all sorts of things but I think the question is what happens after Woah only the EU basically agreeing his deal in record time would work or will you have left himself enough time to harbor a genuine negotiation no no I mean that is the question I also think that the E..
"boris johnson" Discussed on Today in Focus
"I've been tasked one way or the other to get brexit done. Boris Johnson wants to talk about getting brexit done that message just plastered all over this week's Tory conference and he wants the public to hear his new spending promises on schools hospitals and buses says simple things like buses right. We go the boot about buses. His message tweets being fractured by two separate scandals. Have you got a woman that problem. I always been a big champion old. we mean at what would you would you use to count to raise relationship with Jennifer occur. I've said a great deal about that you will say that when a distinguished journalists said grabbed by what do you tell us about this. I obviously look I dated minimize the importance of such abrogation when he stands up to address the party faithful today he won't talk about his relationship with technology business owner Jennifer Curie when he was London man and he probably mentioned groping allegations by journalists Charlotte Atwood's for the questions of his character that they have raised will continue to loom over the finale of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester from the Guardian. I'm curious Donna today. In focus the allegations that Boris Johnson Kennel shape they might weaver Guardian reporter. Our story begins in London in two thousand twelve. The Boris Johnson won reelection London Maher. Lot seems to be going wrong for him now but it was once a time when he seemed to have the MIDAS touch which seems odd now that back in two thousand twelve he had a real appeal. This is merely divide all the things that you associate with shortage in this part of the city on the tell. Ya Not who's kind of personality that happened to be a Tory politician to thirteen years ago that a group of thrilling thrusting getting young British scientists and technicians created the role institution that drove the Industrial Revolution avait eight this city the heart of the greatest industrial commercial and part of the world has ever seen and it is in that tradition that we have today announcing in this fantastic vision for is on rabbi hop buzzy place tech city centered around silicon roundabout straight great attention and money had come from government into this burgeoning industry and he wanted to be seen to be at the heart of that goes can meet and ideas kind cross-pollinate entities could be dragged in London at the same time is a woman cold whole Jennifer Arcuri who shea so Jennifer Carey is a Californian student she comes to London to study for an MBA at the Holt international business school before coming to London. He was an immortal and a bit part actor she was in in two thousand and eleven Apollo would film code naughty at forty nine Hollywood and she also played a May West character in a TV series that SORTA spoofed like white films she joined Johnson's mayor election reelection campaign in two thousand twelve and there's a picture of her with Boris Johnson campaigning on top of a double decker bus and there's another one of her holding better off with Boris Placard so at about this time in two thousand and twelve fuel say launches and a firm called in we know tech which is a kind of an events company for bringing people together on the burgeoning London texting the reason this massive focus on the relationship between Johnson. Jason Anarchy is because it's now embroiled in allegations about conflicts of interest around speaking events grants sponsorship hip trade missions coming through them one by one starting at the same time even telling me about back in two thousand twelve in April it appears they then that there link was beyond her volunteering in his campaign yet curiously for a high profile man in two thousand and twelve Boris Johnson launches appears at the launch event of in Tech and speaks very warmly about both the the firm and Jennifer Carey at one point he says Vive inner tech and and Ford with all your deliberations and then turns Jennifer occurrences will that do Jennifer can I go now and Innotech then used a clip of him saying that on a lot of his promotional video since Bieber in a templates have unfolded full with that do go. Thank you very much These comments really point to the fact that they killing you each other pretty well in the anti spoke four times her events in another one he said in a Google hangout to hang out in tech come to London build. Your Business is here. The mayor of London supports you everyone at tech supports you. Thank you so so much. Thank you very much. Thank you for coming in an hanging out with us for you like hanging out with us. We've got to hang out in a tech and she he certainly made Johnson feel very welcome. At these events at one of them she had a cake made in the shape of City Hall with three Icing Figurines James Boris Johnson and one picture of her putting one of these figurines in your mouth. What was that big cake really elaborate it had it had a a sort of ice ing image of City Hall Nary. Sorry Wolf thing on a bicycle one of Johnson sort of speaking at an event in another grand screen. He'll have made doc h gonNA bake off sounds amazing and she used at the time she also posted to friends that she listed Johnson on her phone as Alex great using using his real name Alex Okay say very clearly. LA as Elliot's teeth thousand twelve or is Johnson knows Jennifer accurate. They clearly have a professional relationship. She supported him politically typically. He's really supported startup in attack. I'm has continued to do that. I guess that brings us to what has been the biggest focus of the story okay for the second question here around sponsorship for her company what what was given to her in two thousand thirteen so there at this this time the Mayor's promotional agency London partners gave a accurate company initially ten thousand pounds worth of sponsorship and it later gave another one and a half thousand pounds of sponsorship took a to an event now. We don't know how much Johnson was involved moved in these decisions but this was a an agency that was his responsibility and under the list of the the declarations of interest that he declared as mad as they're still available online. There's no mention of or companies. It's understandable but there's controversy over for this ten thousand pounds sponsorship from a group that's literally described as the Mayor of London's Promotional Agency. Now it's clear they had a professional relationship Asian ship but there have been reports that he visited her shortage flat at the time what are they based on the landlord of the flat as as confirmed that has do friends of curious at the time. We don't know quite how many times he visited but it said that he was having technology lessons flat okay so questions being about that money not clear whether he's had any personal role in that the next part of the story does seem to get closer to Johnson himself around a series of trade missions. Can you explain what happened so she applied for places on trade missions that were being run jointly by London partners this disproportional agency and the man's office they were trips to New York Tel Aviv and Singapore and she was initially denied access to these trips because she didn't fit the criteria but off intervention crucially from the mayor's office. She was granted a place on these trips. What does intervention by the Mayor's office main. There's an email trail that shows that she was initially turned down and after she appealed as it were Johnson's office had a word with partners and she was allowed on so that that meant she got to go to New York Tel Aviv Singapore with Johnson and the rest of the team. How valuable would that be to a company like us. Yes well again. It's a big thing for her. She can then hop nope not just in London but internationally it would have given her huge. Qudos in that world over liberal the money you've told me about safe close to the total that was suggested initially in the Sunday Times of one hundred twenty six thousand pounds worth a public money to occupy. That's because two of the ground swell from bodies not directly linked to Johnson. Can you tell me about them. She won a a highly sought after entrepreneur visa under the government's a serious program NASA program that's run by the Department of Trade and and she also got a fifteen thousand pound Graham for some of our vents under that program and then in the meantime she sets it's up an organization called Hacker House which was designed for kind of ethical hackers and earlier this year rolling owning for two thousand and nine thousand nine she was awarded one hundred thousand pound grown by the Department of Digital Culture Media and sport for scheme aimed at fostering digital skills sales in the UK and this has raised questions because although it was designed to foster talent in this country the the company's ties to the UK fairly tenuous she moved back to the states in two thousand eighteen and the company is registered as an address in the UK. It was registered in companies house at an address in Cheshire which was then changed last week to an address in Free Street. We went down there last week and the receptionist there freely admitted did this was a virtual office in there was there. They weren't actually based there. So how did you have out finding out whether based well. The government was asked about how this girl was awarded. The comments Northwest Department appears to have given House eight one hundred thousand pound ground in January.
"boris johnson" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"This court has already concluded that the Prime Minister's advice to her majesty was unlawful void and of no effect this means that the order in council to which it led was also unlawful void and of no effect and should be quashed. This means that when the role all commissioners walked into the House of Lords it was if they had walked in with a blank sheet of paper. The prorogation was also void and of no. I'm not affect parliament has not been prorogued. That was baroness. How with the Supreme Court's judgment this morning. I'm Cindy and I'm joined by Fraser Nelson and James. Site say Fraser your first reactions. We'll legally it's extraordinary vs our historic unprecedented times times. We've got a course deciding whether it was right. That's the prime minister. Peru's parliament never happened before also. It wasn't seemed to be legally possible for this to happen even before this is quite a new two in the various toolbox of trying to thwart government's mind you we're in this territory because the government wants is to have an election and the opposition would allow it so again for the first time in history. We have a prime minister who is a prisoner number. Ten is being dragged back. BIPARTI GEICO sign over huge resign. Yes you're right but he can't have an election. He wants to get out there. He wants to dissolve parliament but he's being forced back to parliament's by judges and then presumably as tomorrow you'll have a bunch of MP's passing laws telling him what and what we should and shouldn't do. He is absolutely in office. spurts not in power you have a mockery made of the British system of government things are turned on its head and you do wonder how long really parliaments can go talking. Go along with denying the general election that the government wants. This is a complete mess in democracies voters tend into resolve. Mrs and they can't really work out justification for delaying pushing this process to the voters to have their say phase. Let's talk about the fallout from this in a little bit James. This was utterly unexpected wasn't it. I've been the most unexpected thing was the intimacy of the verdict. I think people that was a little talk with the government might lose but let me people expected expected the entire eleven judges to come to the same conclusion in the short term limits the position of a court. We're not in a situation where we say we want. More judge reads and fewer judge hails is that you're not in that predicament but I do think that it is. He's a surprising verdict but it is that is unanimous because it's what remembering Hongkou decided on on English version of the mill case unanimously in in favor of the government on the grounds. It was not justifiable so I mean this is going to be development of this report of taken this step forward palm. Now come back tomorrow. Converted has obviously a massive question mark over consulted party conference and then there's a whole question own. What does parliament do when it comes back because if one one was being cynical this Pora Gatien was designed to prevent? MP's imparting something very like the Ben Act which they already have done which requires the government requested an extension. Peres no deal in place of the nineteenth so it is an entire poem will do in this time but I think what it will mean is that boyzone will lose control the political agenda moment. Here's the prime minister. Here's the prime ministerial bully pulpit. He's been using that in New York this week previously to advance his own agenda. Ah We're now going to be back to where we were that we will say when Paul was sitting when the political story of Asia is going to be the government's defeat after defeat in parliament because it has a majority the of minus forty two and he cannot govern effectively because the whole British system is basically based on the idea that the executive has a majority in parliament. He doesn't have that now so the question is how long parliament chooses to keep him that in this weakened ineffective State Fraser Jamie Corbin and other opposition leaders does have already been calling Boris Johnson to resign but do they really want him to. I mean at the moment. They have all the cards in their hands. They can control when that's going to be a general election by burs. Johnson really caused apply. He really resigns does not just trigger early general election before October thirty first. Will they want to humiliate misses. The agenda and by the way is quite rational. I mean Boris. I Johnson is saying the party villagers. Look I am a man of 'em seriousness Nintendo. I absolutely will get it done and nothing will stop me so what any news to weaken to be humiliated show that things can stop him but he can trigger himself with his spectacularly back foreign prorogation gambit that he actually we cannot deliver brexit so this will if your Labor Orla dangerous and p this will help strengthen the brakes party of expensive. They're conservatives but when when they say joins him to resign richly entitled to say well. Do you have confidence in me because if you don't you can have a motion of no confidence you can do it anytime and House of Commons and if it has a common rules has no confidence in the prime minister when there is a general election and the voters decide who they can have confidence in so I think there is limited amount of road for this after the Supreme Court's ruling. We had various twitter lawyers. Come out and declare that this is this is a oh great fantastic blow against him to renew for the Forces of democracy. Did that would have been relevant if we thought the prime minister was running from the voters there's if he was trying to delay the judgment voters when it's him who wants the vote him wants to solve parliament. When this was a general election it is harder to say say that he's running from democracy and also the big question is how will voters see this will they see this as an embarrassment of the prime minister. Yes but if you are a brexit support you also see this as an establishment stitch up on that note I mean doesn't unanimity of it. As James says prevent some level opelousas is Asian of it. It was just maybe five five to six or something like that. Then you can say some judges were politically motivated but if all eleven judges as for it has that probation was unlawful does not share the force of the legal case against allegations are not necessarily if you are of if you're a briggs butcher and you think you know what these these footsie one hundred companies these bankers these lawyers. They're all basically the same. Invest Your Outlook then to see eleven in judges. Give Nina animus out leg is a reasonable one songs reason I'm saying this is how a lot of people and right now we mistake. I think if we talk about this in the context of a Westminster bubble without recourse to how this is seen by a lot of people who don't follow politics who will simply see this as part of a great the establishment stitch-up they'll see all these judges two of whom went to the same school eaten by the way Dover Academy Mild One. They'll say this is. This is just an establishment. Am Stitch up here and I think reinforce those politics in that way because let's face it. The next general election will be along these lines. It will be the base not quite judges versus people. That's not how we do it in this country but it will be establishment versus the people now wouldn't you if you racking through today to see if you can find what possible good news of Boris Johnson it will make it easier for him to say that this lot are all running from the popular judgments they own ooh are conspiring to stop this being decided by the ballot box. Fifty percents devoted leave and look. It's Gina Miller and other people out there who tried to stop nope now. That's not how I see it the way I see it is there's a legal mess. I think the judges asked a question. They gave an answer they also by the way decided that the prohibition of parliament was something they could rule on now. Professor Richard Eakins Oxford's has done a cover story for the spectator. Where are you saying is absolutely is not something. The judges can rule on judges have never been able to rule on exa parliament but he sees a trend of judicial overreach and there will be lots of other lawyers who will say this the funny thing is. I suspect they will see this off. The record rather than on the record for example. I've just has an email from a lawyer asked him to give on on record. This really weren't but he was saying this whole. Debacle has long preceding consequence of the Blairite creation of a Supreme Court in two thousand and five in other words. There's some lawyers who see the creation of activist judges as being an American innovation brought to Britain and we're now going down that road they worry the judges will not be seen with reverence respect for general they are in this country and we'll start to be seen as political pawns now. I don't think it will get that way. I think the quality of law in this country is one of the very best things things about England and Scotland and I think what's happening here is parliament created a vacuum and sucking in England Supreme Court into that vacuum this is fundamentally the fault of MP's who wants to deprive the government of majority identify coach to an election so I don't I warned not blame judges James Opposition. MP's have understand ably jumped on the bandwagon criticizing Boris Johnson and the government but do you think that's going to be more of a Tory party fallout from this as well. We've seen amber roads this morning tweeting that she wasn't showing the for legal advice around prorogation. Obviously she's not part of the cabinet anymore but he think law conscious have at members like Robert Buckland Geoffrey Aycox might Miss Boris Johnson's ruined for Newt maneuver in dealing with the the benefit because once you've lost one case in the Supreme Court when he as your cabinet trust me I've got I've got the legal this we can do this. People are going to be more an all going to want to see it and there are actually some paragraphs as diverse away free free reading the whole judgment. There are some paragraphs in that seem like a kind of preemptive shot across the bow of anyone he was thinking of trying to get around the benefit forty one too so I mean I also obviously there will be a massive for it if he suggested in some way but he was playing defined judgment. I think because this feeling good themselves at ease even the power to because this is up to speaker out common speaker outside Lord's when peace returned now rather than him. The proper answer to impasse is an election because you're stuck in this position where essentially no one Boris Johnson doesn't on the most important issue of adapting. We can all agree that case with.
"boris johnson" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Is the political seen a weekly conversation with new yorker writers and guests about politics. It's friday september sixth. I'm dorothy wickham executive editor of the the new yorker this week. The prime minister and the house of commons engaged in one of the most vicious political battles in british history. The revolt nope began after boris johnson who has been in office for only six weeks received the queen's approval to suspend parliament between september eleventh at october fourteenth that gave m._p.'s virtually no time to pass legislation that could stop the united kingdom from leaving the european union without a deal deal on october thirty first twenty-one members of johnson's conservative party dubbed. The rebel alliance were prominently among those who fought back. They passed a bill that would block a no deal exit from the e._u. And denied johnson's call for a general election johnson banned the mall from the the party and threatened to call an election in october and that was only the star on thursday a press conference at a police training center in yorkshire. You're johnson answered questions about brexit. Can you make to miss a day to the british public. You will not get back to brussels and ask for another delay to tobacco yes and and which gave ditch to give it design fast prime minister than going. Also that glad i had stayed. I i really cost two billion filed them on it. Achieves absolute auto what on earth is the point of a further delay same night. A new yorker staff writer joins me from london to discuss johnson's rise to power and what this week's dramas signal about the future of brexit and and the potential damage to british democracy sam welcome back. Hello hello very nice to be back. He had quite a week yeah yeah very much so we spoke last in march. When theresa may was still prime minister and she was experiencing her own parliamentary humiliations over brexit. She stepped down in june. Boris johnson could not be more different. <hes> she was known for her very sober kind of grinding brexit strategy johnson who is convinced that the british public is sick of this seemingly endless departure process and i'm sure he's right about that but he prides himself on his opportunistic kind of come what may approach to politics tell us a little bit about his journey from journalism awesome to ten downing street you completely right johnson. Theresa may couldn't be more different as has political creatures. Johnson is more like a celebrity. You know johnson razor a famous person in the u._k. Since the late ninety s firstly as a as a journalist to the daily telegraph russell's yes. I think you know within sort of political circles. He's really license his mid twenties when he was a really responsible for if you like creating a new genre of british journalism which started to see the european in union as something almost hilarious this kind of overreaching bureaucratic monster that wanted to get rid of bendy bananas and create uniform foam condoms sizes and all sorts of things johnson who had the kind of a taste for the absurd and for humor sort of started extremely successful career in right of british political commentary and so his gift are for you know some of this will sound familiar saying unstable is payable things coming up with something on the spur of the moment grabbing all the attention successfully but also we shouldn't underestimate johnson. He has a feel feel-good factor. Most people around the world probably know the image of johnson sagging on a zip wire during the twenty twelve olympic games games in london. When he was the mayor of london which are the politician could turn that to their advantage and yet everyone sort of lofts and says that goes along with his gaffes and his his lies and the rest of it and you know i think i think things are changing fast at the moment but that certainly the finger that that arrived in downing street this summer a completely different character to resume but inheriting exactly the same article situation and political challenge so you wrote yesterday for the new yorker dot com about the good chap theory of british government which i i loved. I'd never heard of that before. What is that and is it now gone forever. The theory of government coined by distinguished british touring coupe <hes> pity hennessy and it describes the way the british constitution works and the british constitution is is it was a kind of tricky phrase. The truth is that britain has a constitution. That's written down in literally thousands of different places in terms of parliamentary tree procedure in terms of court cases. It's this kind of pilot zest of processes that have kind of gone into the way that britain has been sort of more-or-less last democratically governed for the last five or six hundred years on the good chap theory of government is that people observe tradition. They stay within precedent. I think probably the kind of the best single example of this is the idea of commanding the confidence of the house of commons. When you've lost the confidence the ability to function and exert authority you are supposed to resign and that really is down to people ah in moments of extreme crisis intention sort of knowing that the game is up did know when the game was up yeah. I mean isn't black and white. Nothing's kind of black and white in this process resume certainly took advantage of certain situations according to parliamentary procedure but nonetheless in her showdowns sounds with parliament she basically played straight back and that is not johnson's way at all so give a sense of the mad scene this week and parliament parliament you know over here were so accustomed to cravenly compliant republicans in the house and the senate so it was just stunning to see the the audacity of the rebel alliance in action yeah so i think i'll take a step back and sort of say you know what was johnson awesome trying to achieve this week and sort of how did it go so wrong. Yes okay so he's sort of goal is to try and get britain out of the e see you on october thirty first and the play that he comes up with is to suspend parliament shut down both houses entirely full this critical period when m._p.'s could be passing motions. Oh passing thing laws trying to sort of get in his way. I'm johnson misjudged several things here. He misjudged how furious the house komo he misjudged how organized they would be and he misjudged the as you describe it the audacity acidy of really long-serving mainstream in many cases fairly unremarkable absolutely loyal conservative m._p.'s to go against him including nicholas soames churchill's seventy one year old grandson churchill churchill. I gather as a great hero figure to johnson. I mean it's remarkable. Nicholas soames former defense secretary grandson of of of of winston churchill. He goes door to door in his constituency during elections on horseback. He's almost a character he sort of embodies this kind of one one nation moderate conservatism he rebelled against the government three times in thirty seven years and once was enough for the johnson administration to to throw him out of the party <hes> and and i think to sort of add to these miscalculations the chilton miscalculated the public sympathy that would be on the side of of some of these longstanding m._p.'s w._n._y._c. studios is supported supported by i._f._c. films presenting offical secrets from the director of eye in the sky based on the untold true story here nightly stars as katharine gun a british spy with evidence evidence. Her government is lying to take the country to war with iraq. When she goes public. The administration tries to sweep it under the rug and she must risk a death sentence and the deportation of her family you to ensure the people know the truth. 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"boris johnson" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Unwelcomed coffee house shows spectator data staley politics podcast i'm cindy and i'm joined by katie booze and fell hartman say boris johnson today went to yorkshire to launch a new police recruitment the drive in a thinly-veiled launch of his election campaign as well. How did that speech wakefield go. I don't think it was particularly good speech. It wasn't helped by the fact that he chose to give it overseas kademi anti had mold a dozen offices standing up behind hind him which looks like he thought he was in the middle of a coup. It's the sort of thing you expect in a country where the general has just come out of the government the buildings to announce that he's in charge so so that was quite odd and then i noticed during the speech that a couple of the police officers behind it. We're starting outing took a bit queasy. They're standing in glaring sunlight and they've been waiting for waiting for half an hour before he came out to speak <hes> <hes> and say well out for more than an hour standing straight up and towards the end one of them had to sit down apparently taken ill which also you didn't help <hes> now. These things do happen us. Soldiers faint regulate trooping if the caller and so on is is just that that can just be one of those things about these ceremonial occasions ages but it was uncomfortable because it was a highly political speech in front of the police and it just didn't we took a lot in westminster by optics and very sadly we never have a main the ones behind the ball always mean how a speech looks to people at home watching on the television it just didn't look quite right and then it was made worse by the fact that i didn't structure the speech sort of rambled from talking about public spending priorities to whether needed to be an election to have thing was jeremy corbyn vote and in the middle break the speech up by trying to recite the script of the police coercion that they use when they're interviewing someone and he couldn't remember w._b._z.'s <unk> classic boris johnson active. He pretends to not know what he's doing doing. When actually he's planning this out ahead of time whatever it was whether it was hayme trying to show that he'll just did the place or him trying to be funny. It didn't work look just looked weird and shambolic from a man who is prime minister prime minister's do tend to grow in star two and they come into the job and he was she seeking to be reelected so he can finish off the incredibly difficult job of the brexit negotiations so today has been a bad dave him as we discussed earlier put costs because his brother has has quit but he hasn't made it any better himself either and i watch the six o'clock news this evening and the opening scenes on that were are not good and this is one of the news programs that team boys particularly focused on they don't care about the same program they do care about regional programs and the six six and the ten as they call them and the opening scenes were boris johnson being barracked in <hes>. I think it was molly at the time and then he went onto wakefield gave his speech. It was a mantra why you up here leads. You should be silting out brexit's. He was just took bumbling along. That's not what you want on your key news program <hes> <hes> k._t. But one newsline that might come out from this is that boris johnson said he'd rather die in a ditch and seek a brexit extension. Do you sort of stuff that would cut through the bubble. Who was it weren't actually make voters think actually this is pretty determined for him. I think it's quite clear that first johnson is doing everything can trying to pitch himself has strong brexit in many ways i think because he actually is is quite that that is his defining principle in government so far is and i think diana dish is in keeping with that i i think it phrase they've been a few interesting potential consequences on that so as we spoke about earlier today when you're looking about how you might bring about an addy election if burst onto is denied that charts on monday and now we know he will try and bring about an election a second time under the fixed parliament act if joe becker lies if tape play along with that he could find himself in a situation where he is stock omay stern number ten and try and fool into requests today what he said said today. I think when you're ready. I think it reinforces that point that this is a prime minister who onto nossa comes dances planning to ask for today and their food who what's he gonna do and again i keep hearing more and more people suggesting that if lease avenues don't look at the various ones on a one bill you know one line bill the fixed part of an act bring your confidence in your own government a all that doesn't work perhaps he would d- what you would expect permanence dear resign because that would mean that it would let me let me onto some of that journey kuban to do it. I would say on this speech. I mean as ever in the i pay <unk> as mentioned this is the media strategy is all about the evening bulletins and that's the big shift that they've done. A dating is great. We've had the new so safer up. I do think the optics if there are stills for example the limit he's fainted the optics of boris johnson sit in front of lots the police officers. I think something that number ten obviously planned. It's consistent with their messaging so i still think he might be able to get something from this. Even though many ways was was the slightly disastrous and shambolic speech because they want to see him as tough on crime as possible at number hanan the government election. You can't be too you on the right on. Crime is actually the one thing where the public would be with years and i think this is adding into the image that the conservatives the the part that's tough on north dakota and in other news today northern ireland minister nick hurd has announced that he will not be standing at the next election. I mean this is one more person. The one nation caucus that brush wanna blast. Yes and perhaps some people around boris johnson say well that was easier than some of the seconds. We've we've had to do earlier in the week and we can continue reshaping the party in the image that we want often having this decades-long split third year it but it is still did it does still coast breezing within the past even the one nation caucus on not where boris johnson is currently positioned that they are that he took quite some effort in pitching to and <hes> and and he's clearly he's clearly lost their support. You know they've they've been very robust stone the treatment of their colleagues who was he lost the whip this week one of the questions which is i think is going to be asked more more loudly over the next few days running into the sunday. Newspapers is how the one a nation cabinet ministers coping with all of this amber routes nicky morgan robert buckland a some of that could exceed them as valuable will people in government who are stopping borstal pulling things to fall to one slide at the party but so far they made much progress on on doing that and amber rods interview with katie earlier this week we oversee notable for the way that she stood up to to boris johnson. She appears to be being ignored. What points to those figures say i've had enough or are they going to keep trying lying to give the impression that they are doing something behind closed doors in cabinet meetings to stop it from being more in the eyes of their colleagues more extreme and katie having spoken to murad earlier this week i mean what do you think figures like nike morgan audience bruce johnson government now. Do you think that they're questioning their role. Oh might we see your resignations in the next week. I think in timing to plug the philpot costs tomorrow. I in my conversation of amber rudd. She was defending her decision to you seven abortions and government and she said that ultimately she gets criticism from both sides of the spectrum from brexit is don't think she's a proper brexit and from those who think that she sold out that she was careerist by sticking in the cabinet but she made the point that actually she she is summoned. Here's a party person. She's tried most avenues. She's exposed as many avenues you can to to brexit deal to resumes plan speaking to labor as she pits her trust and burst johnson as the passenger to do that. I think that there is still a willingness among some of these one nation conservatives to try and get boris johnson even in a place where he can try to renegotiate a deal and as to a minister today he i think fools into that same listen i i get the sense that people want to stay and fight and you have figures like david google can some the tory rebels a technically saying well the fighting and had the whip withdrawn but i think that there are some we went to actually stay in the party and have that fight rather than fights about whether or not they can stand at the next election. I think the one nation caucus i mean chad the one of the one nation caucus leadership hustings and he looked all this years ago long time ago when they're trying to find a leader he would represent their values. I'm not sure if it's exactly going as they had hoped but he if i look at the key players in that group a lot of those employees are either not stat seeking reelection will they have had the whip for me so i. I think that it's a from speaking to a politician today who is in that group and still consecutive m._p. They said is they think is more important than ever to have the one nation group in the conservative party because they need to fight for values louder so i don't use people walking away from jobs. It's been a very unpredictable week by do you think you will see people speaking up for their values louder and louder casey and as well thanks so much and you can subscribe to this podcast the or the usual routes and have you heard that katy talk to amber route earlier this week that is on our women with podcast. That's going to come out tomorrow. Say spectator needed care for slash boss. Find it on spectator radio. Thanks for listening and join us again tomorrow..
"boris johnson" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Is it direction so if russia for some reason after the putin era would move back towards embracing democratic ideas and enhancing democratic institutions shinzo integrating into the west. That's the right time to have that conversation. Just bring them back in without them changing their behavior. I don't think that serves america's national interest interest while speaking of american national interests there have been all these attempts over the past well twenty years <hes> under putin at resetting diplomatic relations with russia a mostly. They a have seemed to fail including under obama when you were ambassador. Why will markazi that history a little more with a lot more variation. I don't think it's been consistent assistant failure and the first years of the reset between president obama and president medvedev right it wasn't president putin we accomplish concrete things we signed nine. The new start treaty getting rid of thirty percent of the nuclear weapons in the world. We got new sanctions multilateral sanctions on iran. We got new supply route staff ghanistan in all of those things. It's not about good relations bad relations. I think this is a big misunderstanding about diplomacy obama engagement yet to achieve deep concrete outcomes. The prisoner obama believed were in america's national interest and when we looked today to president trump's engagement with putin <music>. I'm hard pressed to think of one concrete outcome as a result of happy talk that the two of them have now <hes> that has been good for the united states so take the medvedev our relationship out of the mix. Do you think the answer to why several resets maybe not all of them. I have not succeeded is the answer putin. Yes i think i think a lot of it is about putin's mindset. <hes> you know in fundamentally. He believes that the united states is an enemy of russia. He believes that the united states is out to thwart russian power and violate russian sovereignty. I dealt with him upfront and personnel on this. You know if you have that mindset about us. It's very difficult to find of win. Win outcomes in dealing with putin right now. Michael mcfaul was u._s. ambassador to russia during the obama administration. He's now at stanford university. Thanks very much michael. Yeah thanks for having me one of the big topics. We'll be talking about it this year. G. seven is economic inclusion which has more than a hint of irony for britain's new prime minister boris johnson. That's because job number. One for johnson is to prepare for great britain's exit from the european union from london. Here's the world's orla barry for four weeks. Boris johnson has avoided meeting his e. You counterparts. That's because of brexit neither side has a quick answer for johnson's biggest challenges challenges prime minister exiting the e._u. Old this week johnson is charging through meetings with the host of foreign leaders. I there was angela merkel in berlin clean transparent gator. Thank you so much for that amazing. Welcome that i've just had didn't the guy in my in my life and for her part was equally pleasant. Dominant town is michigan. I'm delighted to the british. Prime minister boris johnson in here in berlin to him very warm. Welcome indeed wasn't long before warm. Turn to the issue that has dominated e._u. Talks for three years. Markle erkel gave johnson what some see as a sliver of hope that the might be a way out of the worst case..
"boris johnson" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"A major I will all democracy and nuclear armed superpower is to be led by a shambling tousled blond with a complicated relationship with his ex wives and the truth who made his name principally as a professional media buffoon and has demonstrated a persistent willingness to pander to the worst instincts of his party and his country if he thinks it will serve his animating purpose on E. himself. What could possibly go wrong? We have a really good man is going to be the Prime Minister of the U._K.. Now for a Saxon is tough his spine <hes> <hes> this a Briton trump they call in Britain trump and people are saying. That's a good thing that they liked me over there. That's what they wanted. What they what they need? He'll get it done. Boris is good is going to do a good job comparisons. Between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are as irresistible as cheap shots usually are and do not finish a complete picture one.