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Fresh update on "britain" discussed on Buck Sexton
"Health officials in Britain have identified six cases of the highly contagious Corona virus strain, first identified in the Brazilian city of men offs. Correspondent Charles Dillon, Desmond reports. Three of the cases off the variant are in Scotland and two in southwest England. The sixth individual has not yet being identified because they did not correctly fill in a form with their contact details. Public health. England is working to find the person meanwhile, conducting local mass testing to see whether the variant has spread in the community. Scientists say the variant is more transmissible and maybe more resistant to existing vaccines than the original virus. May be able to infect people who have previously had covert 19 Charles Dillon, asthma London zooms, astronomical growth is tapering off, along with the pandemic that's raising questions about whether the video conferencing services immense popularity will fade as more people returned to work. Wcbm Baltimore with your.
Prince Philip to a London hospital for infection treatment
"Britain's prince Philip is continuing to be treated in London hospitals for an infection Buckingham palace's Philip the queen's ninety nine year old husband has been transferred from king and wood seven hospital to St Bartholomew's the box hot center that is Europe's biggest specialized cardiovascular center in addition to treatment for an unspecified infection he will undergo testing and observation full of pre existing heart condition the palace says royal officials say Philip remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week Charles Taylor this month London
Fresh update on "britain" discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"For the other the other side of this on for at least one other side of this is right now. A state of illinois has legalize marijuana way that they did this was they said we're only going to give licenses to of bullshit. Yeah and then what they've done is they've created an oligarchy record. Whoever could figure out how to get that license now had a license to print money. And and so you're choosing winners and these are not small winners. These are interspersed. Want millions and millions of dollars. And so i don't i don't really want the government making choices like that and so the trade off that you have to have is how do you open it up without making it. So the government now gets you know the ability to crown princes and in the newspaper i saw would have been done corruptly. New dykes there'd be campaign funds trip so borough Got done here. And there probably thousands in relations at them that one of the Latest voices in the british government against the legalization of cannabis is a woman whose husband grows so for whatever reason adb. An enormous amount of cannabis is grown in britain. It's illegal in britain but you can grow it for to sail to the netherlands. Britain and her husband owns this business on. Legalization of in britain would basically Shut them down like the lightest voice to keep it illegal. So it's again. I'm you know that there's always always always going to be problems with the system with with Corruption with incompetence Thanks might my bag issues. While it. Sam when i come down it's if you hear about someone overdose of ecstasy in dublin. Or whatever i don't i don't care i don't care as much as i don't care began but someone having a heart attack were expert or whatever somebody people die maya she comes in where i am genuinely. Concerned is with the the black market that it creates with who The organizations that this is long them that it's you know it's not been regulated. It's not being taxed. It's just money in enormous tomorrow. Go into criminal. Bodies are in putting us into weapons in street gangs and things like ed mexico Could become a cartel. Stay in a at a. We're not and so that by itself is reason enough to go on. Can maybe we should legalize. Because we're not winning this this whole you think it okay so imagine scenario when you legalize it. How did they do drug Education for kids in ireland because here we had a thing called the dare program and all the dare program did was be like. Hey take this drug. You'll see pink elephants. And you don't wanna do that when that's really bad and this other one if you touch it even one time you will die you will immediately die and like people got a little bit older and like one. I'd be down machines and pink elephants like that's okay and then the other one is. Hey my cousin did that drug. They didn't die. that was all a lie. We're not gonna believe any of this. So the drug education program in the united states did i think virtually the exact opposite of what they plan for it to do. There's a there's a famous story breaks. Television show called baker growth and they were over for. Nancy reagan's just say no. Just say know that they were saying but this. There's a famous story that couple of Teenagers like they're on the of the white high smoking wade after so. Yeah no these things that work. I mean the guy. I might dare shirts In there somewhere you know as might my favorite story again mentioned the brick is a you may have heard by the the the garrett..
Govt. concerned over new Brazil coronavirus variant
"Health officials in Britain have identified six cases of the highly contagious coronavirus strain first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus three of the cases of the veteran are in Scotland and two in southwest England the six individual has not yet been identified because they did not correctly fill in a form with the contact details public health England is working to find the person meanwhile conducting local mass testing to see whether the parent has spread in the community scientists say the variant is more transmissible the maybe more resistant to existing vaccines than the original virus and may be able to infect people who've previously hard coded nineteen Charles Taylor this month London
UK finds Brazilian virus variants, hunts others
"Brazilian covid variants in britain sided with the hunts on health officials are searching for mystery covid patients there thought to be one of the first in the uk to have a brazilian variants of the virus. There were as it may spread more rapidly and vague vaccines six cases of so far being detected in britain about public health. England's admitted it's got no idea who one of the knees nor where they were tested. There's now a scramble to try to find them and track down hundreds of passengers on a series of connecting flights from brazil. Last month our science editor. Sarah napkins with nope everything we know about the strain
The Latest: Brazil's capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown
"As children go back to school in the U. K. on March the eighth the government has announced that their families will be provided with free coronavirus test kits twice weekly tests will be provided to children's households regardless of whether anyone has symptoms the tests will also be offered to adults working with schools including bus drivers the government believes the move will provide reassurance to family members anxious about sending their children back to school schools in England have been closed except to children of key workers since January Britain has Europe's west fire theft tone it nearly a hundred and twenty three thousand ads I'm Karen Thomas
'Captain Tom' Moore, Britain's Pandemic Hero, Gets Funeral Worthy
"To a national hero. Funeral services were held today for World War two veterans or Tom Moore, who died earlier this month. Captain Tom as he became known, captured global attention raising millions of dollars for the U. K's and National Health Service. During the Corona virus pandemic. The 100 year old veteran gained fame for walking 100 laps of his garden to help raise funds for the NHS. I'm at Madison
WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral
"Captain Tom Moore the one hundred year old veteran he single handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard has been laid to rest the world will to Europe plane flew over the funeral service was soldiers also performs ceremonial duties for the captain he died on the second of February in hospital after testing positive for cave in nineteen the private service was small attended by just eight members of the patrons immediate family but soldiers carried his coffin draped in the union flag from the highest requirements for him and for him to ceremonial guards moved to Tennessee tech Serra said how proud she was of him what you achieved your whole life and especially in the last year Karen Thomas London
Britain says goodbye to Captain Tom Moore, WWII vet and pandemic hero
"Have Captain Tom or the 100 Year Old World War two veteran who raised millions of dollars for British health workers held a small funeral service for him yesterday more set out to raise £1000 by walking laps in his backyard. But ultimately it went viral and he raised $46 million worldwide in notoriety during the pandemic. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in July for his efforts. World War. Two era military plane flew over the service. Yeah, actually was early this morning was attended by only a few members of Morris family. He died on February. The second
Jamie Spears's lawyer says 'people have it so wrong': He 'saved' Britney
"Thirteen years. Britney spears future has been tied up conservatorship control by her father now with thirty nine. Her fans are wondering why she not free. Here's my nightline co anchor juju. Chang you britney spears in a playful moment with family riding a bike with her niece thing her father jamie in the beard there. These video shared exclusively with abc news. Jamie's attorney vivian. Doreen showed the spears family together. During the pandemic. I understand that every story needs a villain. The people have it so wrong. Here this is a story about a fiercely loving dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation. The relationship between the princess of pop and her father coming under renewed scrutiny as the freebritney movement continues calling for an end to her conservatorship functioning woman. That's working nonstop it. Just it doesn't make any sense that grassroots movement and the inner workings of the conservatorship arrangement highlighted in recent new york times a documentary framing britney spears which reexamines the superstars rise and public fall through. Today's lens now. Her father jamie spears was placed in charge of her career her finances and her health decisions in two thousand eight when she was just twenty six responding through his lawyer. Vivian doreen in an exclusive interview with my colleague. Amy robot jamie saved britney's life and over the last thirteen years. He has worked tirelessly to protect her. He has collaborated with her to help her regain custody of her children. He has brought her finances back from disaster in his created a safe environment for her to live her life the way she wants away from the media that caused her so much pain. Britney spears was only sixteen years old when she catapulted to stardom in nineteen ninety eight with their multi. Platinum hit baby one more time. She came across his strong young high school in her first video. She's very pretty and sexy a late teenager and that was an image that she built on over the next several years and she became one of the biggest stars in the world. Releasing one mega hit after another. Oops i did it again. In two thousand and toxic in two thousand and three within years the girl next door from kentucky louisiana had become a household name but by two thousand seven life in the spotlight seeming to take toll the young mother of two appearing to publicly struggle amidst a divorce custody battle and continued media scrutiny. Britney spears is back in the headlines in a big way this morning video. britney spears with a shaved. Head circulates over the internet the lent 'less flash of cameras. She famously took a pair of flippers to her own hair at a los angeles alone the way that she was treated by the media the way that the tabloids talked about her the way. That the pop- rodzi would leave her alone people to lash out when there's that kind of pressure on them and she did then later that year and infamous performances the mtv video music awards what seemed to be a public unraveling coming to ahead in an altercation with paparazzi in la. Go to the car. Britney britney all i'm gonna do is. I'm just going to ask you a couple of questions and then i'm gonna leave you alone and alleys coming up to me. She's like guys. Please please please please. Thousand britney inches grabbed. the umbrella. Started coming after me starts beating the passenger side of my truck we call this. Framing britney spears. One of the reasons is because. There's these frames that everyone remembers when they talk about her when she shaved her head and when she the car with an umbrella she was going out. Visiting kevin feather line at his home. The kids meant the world to britney and she wanted us here. Kids and kevin said no part of the reason we wanted to do. The film was to to pull back from that frame and show you show you. What's outside of it. And one of the things we found is that she was going through a custody battle during this time. That following year after two hospitalizations brittany's father jamie assumed control over his daughter's estate along with an outside trust think people really know conservatorship as much as attention. It's gotten in recent months. I don't think people knew that it was weird for a young person to be under one. Let alone be under one for thirteen years. Thirteen years later the court mandated conservatorship. Still in effect denying the thirty nine year old control of her estate. Prompting the question. Why if britney through her lawyer though is asking that jamie. Her father not be a part of her conservatorship. Why does jamie then still insist on being her conservative. Jamie serves as britain's conservator. Because he loves her. He wants the best for britney. Jamie's attorneys say court documents. Show that when he stepped in as conservator in two thousand eight britney's assets were only worth two point. Eight million dollars. They say he has worked with his daughter to increase her net. Worth to nearly sixty million in two thousand nineteen britney's assets were clearly being mismanaged and was being taken advantage of financially by some of those around her two thousand eight britney has released four albums. Start on a prime time show. I felt like i had a connection with you. The moment you started seeing and even hosted her own las vegas residency but she has not performed professionally since two thousand eighteen abruptly canceling her. Las vegas residency. The following year saying her dad was sick and she needs to focus on family fans now turning to the performers instagram account for behind the scenes glimpses into her life and hints about her wellbeing including dance video and messages to fans. I pulled out all of my jackets in the next day. It was really hot. It was very confusing and last november. Her attorney telling a judge. My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father adding she will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career. Can you explain why britney's lawyer is saying. She doesn't want her dad in charge of her finances anymore. Throughout twenty twenty brittany and her father had many conversations and in fact early on in the pandemic they spent two weeks with other family members. Hunker down in louisiana and they spend a lot of time together and in that time brittany never expressed those words to her father. She's never asked him to step aside. Why she then wouldn't just go onto social media and say hey guys. I don't need to be freed. Any time britney wishes to enter conservatorship. She can have her attorney file a petition to terminate it. She's never exercised this right in the past thirteen years. But for the of the freebritney movement like dustin strand the question remains what really is happening in britney's life tomorrow. We have our free pretty rally for years. Strand has traveled from phoenix to los angeles. Bree support you. We've known for a long time as conservative has been just. The next conservatorship hearing is expected in march a fight about which britney herself remains publicly
Brittany Higgins Files Police Report on Parliament House Rape Claim
"Almost a not. Australia has been transfixed by the story of brittany hagans. The former political stuff who alleges she was raped in a minister's office inside parliament house more allegations against the same men have followed along with ongoing rounds of recriminations about how badly brittany higgins case was handled all giving rise to the clear impression that something is very wrong in parliament house on stephen smiling. And i'm angie lovelock and today on the signal the case that might just trigger some desperately needed reform women in australian politics. Okay so it's it's been a couple of weeks. Maybe you could take back to the moment when this story broke. Yes so it was the first monday of this sitting fortnight around eight o'clock the morning. This is clear armstrong. She's the national political reporter at the daily telegraph newspaper based in parliament. House in canberra. An article appeared on newstalk today written by a journalist code cement the maiden and she Published the allegations of brittany higgins question of where the parliament housing camera is a safe workplace for women is again in the headlines following allegations that a young government staff member was raped in minister's office in an interview with news dot com dot. Au higgins claimed. She felt forced to choose between reporting the assault to police or keeping her dream job. Britney alleges that she was raped by a maiocco lake in the office of now defense minister linda reynolds and The instant reaction i would say was one of complete and utter shock. This abject failure to provide a safe place of work here in parliament and in politics more. Broadly has got to come to an. I think there is. I called for problem inside this building. I've spoken about it many times. I think for far too long young. Women have copped the brunt of the culture in this place and it's time we cleaned it up often beak political scandal type stories us saved until the monday of a sitting week. Because of course you have all of the politicians in cambra unable to escape the issue which was pretty much exactly why that story was published when it was but then quite quickly became apparent that this was going to be a really huge issue. More than i think what people may be realized at that moment because of course she was also booked. This brittany was also booked to appear on the project that night and give a full kind of unfettered account of what she was alleging. And that's really how it kicked off really starting the week with the most possible drama. I think i've had since. I've been camera eighteen months. Welcome back to this special edition of the project tonight. Claims of ripe roadblocks to a police investigation and a young woman forced to choose between her career and the pursuit of justice. And it all happened right in the heart of our democracy as you said clear. It broke on the monday of the start of this session. But the details of britain higgins allegations relate to twenty nineteen. What does she say happened in. What happened back then when she first talked about it. Yeah absolutely so her. Her allegation dates back to sort of the friday. Saturday of of twenty dead of much in two thousand nineteen And brittany alleges that when she was out at a with colleagues drinking at one point The the man she alleges raped her. She says through the night he'd hurler drink. She realized she was quite drunk. Wanted to home. I notice that he was buying meal out of drinks. And i was just sort of job. Well done kind of broadly being rewarded in a weird way. So would you say you were drunk when you decided to go home obsolete. She says it was suggested that because they lived in the same direction. They should share cab when she was in that cab he said i've got to pick something up from parliament on the way i and she goes along with it ends up being signed dean to parliament. Neither of them have their passes. It's quite light after hours. They have to sign themselves. Will he. signs. Both of the men go into the office. She says she would feel well. She laid down and she alleges that she wake up with with demand on top of that i woke up mid ripe essentially. I don't know why i knew. He was almost finished. But i felt like it had been going on for a while or that. He was done. He was sweaty. I couldn't get him off of me at this point. I started crying fast. Forward to the the the start of the workweek she. She comes to work and immediately. The issue is initially traded as security breach because obviously Linda reynolds was defense industry minister at the time a lot of classified important information potentially in that office so she learns pretty quickly that the male stafa involved in these instant has already been had their employment terminated over these potential security breach and she's brought into a series of formal employment meetings to discuss. What is that time. Believed to be a security breach felt like a disciplinary meeting. It was we've been made aware of the events in that. You guys were here after hours. And you know that's not acceptable She of course then disclosed to her boss when reynolds what she alleged happened to her and that also then led her going to the afp.
Prince Philip has infection, will stay in hospital
"Britain's Prince Philip is said to be comfortable in the hospital, where he is being treated for an infection. The 99 year old husband of Queen Elizabeth was admitted last week when the palace reported he wasn't feeling
Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip has infection, will stay in hospital
"Britain's Prince Philip apparently is being treated for an infection. Buckingham Palace made the revelation today, saying the prince Will remain hospitalized for the next several days. He was admitted to the hospital last week of the time, the palace said. It was just a precautionary thing. Queen Elizabeth's husband of 74 years the prince is
Palace: Prince Philip has infection, will stay in hospital
"Britain's prince Philip Haas a type of infection I will stay in hospital for now Buckingham Palace says Philip the queen's ninety nine year old husband is comfortable and responding to treatment but he's not expected to leave hospital for several days he was admitted to the private King Edward seven a week ago often feeling ill while officials have called it a precautionary measure Philip's youngest son Prince Edward has told British broadcaster Sky News this is father is now a lot better Philip who retired from public duties in twenty seventeen rarely appears in public it's unclear what kind of infection the prince house Charles Taylor this month London
Facebook to lift Australia news ban, pay media companies for content
"Face from Facebook over its decision to ban Australia News sites from its platform. Canada, Britain and some European countries blasted Facebook last week for banning Australian news media from posting stories the shutdown in retaliation over a move to force the tech giant to compensate news outlets for content. But after five days of negotiations, Facebook has re friended Australian government official just fried Enberg, who says there's a new deal, which could set the standard for other countries when dealing with Facebook. Scott Eyman for
UK Govt: schools reopening, outdoor meetings set for March
"British prime minister Boris Johnson is laying out a roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions with millions of people in Britain long and full I had caught or a meal in a restaurant still face a long wait Johnson is set to announce a plan to ease restrictions Catholic unsteady starting by reopening schools in England on March eight people will be allowed to me to one friend or relative for chat or picnic outdoors from the same day three weeks later people will be able to meet outdoors in groups of up to six restaurants pubs gyms and headrest is unlikely to remain closed until at least April the government says progress will depend on vaccines proving effective infection rates remaining low on that note new virus variants emerging Charles Taylor this month London
Australian PM is vaccinated as rollout begins
"Today is the day that vaccination start to roll out across australia but we got a little preview of that yesterday with the with the prime minister and world war two survivor and a couple of other people getting the vaccine yesterday. Yes they go to i. Those of the pfizer vaccine which also followed a day on saturday of anti xers demonstrating and being talked to list in one city by pete evans. Some people criticizing the prime minister. Full so-called jumping the queue to get the vaccine before anyone else does but maybe leading by example. I just don't think you can criticize our leaders for having the it's not as if whole parliament skating it. It's really just showing their confidence in the vaccine. I think it's really important. Thing down the track. You'll see the health minister leader of the opposition getting the astra vaccine or the chief medical officer. Getting the astra vaccine to show that the our leaders are. You do have trust in this. And do you do believe in science. And i mean it's like laser immune to getting the virus either. Pay dutton got covid early. Jia by tribe and you you want your leadership cupboard and there's tens of thousands of accents that are gonna roll at in just the next couple of weeks. So i suppose people sort of is on the horizon going cool vaccine zahia. That's a really big comfort in a time of pandemic. When do we start to see things going back to normal. That's the critical question. And it depends what you call going back to normal because in most parts of australia. Things are pretty normal. We've got very little if any covid. Nineteen virus around in australia and new south wales is going weeks so has so have other jurisdictions so available around so we're back to normal internally back to normal means opening the borders having international travellers and tourists coming to australia us being able to go overseas listening. You'll becoming part of the world again. I think that's what we mean by becoming not becoming normal and covered that on tonight's Seven thirty program by talking to a mortar spoke to chris. Murray who heads the institute for health metrics and evaluation and he's of the he runs one of the world's leading modeling groups and covered on the health report back in november. He predicted the dr the global downturn in cases of covid nineteen that. We're seeing now he. He predicted almost to the week and his was. That was going to be nothing to do with. Thanks to nation and everything to do with season. -ality that really. It would have itself out in terms of the winter surge in covid nineteen. Because it's so seasonal. So i decided to go back to him. Seen other vaccinations going out. What what what's your modeling moving forward and it was quite sobering. He says he's not as bullish. Nah as he was back in november the variables that he's taking into consideration people's behavior. Now remember we're talking about the northern hemisphere not stralia new zealand but of almost no virus. And we've got close borders visit. If people's behavior goes back to normal before you get down to very low levels of virus transmission then you. He believes that you could. Well see a third wave evolving at the end of the northern summer. Pretty much like you saw in in twenty twenty and what could make that. Which is the second variable that he's worried about our vaccine resistant. Very variants of the virus escaped the vaccine and that they could really muddle the muddy the water considerably. How does that fit with other data that seeing coming out saying that the vaccines are reducing transmission in places like i and that's a place where the at least the uk variant is very prevalent on the uk very sensitive to the vaccine it's african variant and other variants than meyer is including the brazilian variant. We're not much is known. And you'll remember that. We spoke some days ago. About the brazilian city minnows. Seventy six percent of people had been infected with the virus. There were only five hundred admissions to hospital in the beginning of december beginning of january first nineteen days of january. Three thousand five hundred hospitalizations in so vaccine trials a very high percentage of people where had had covid nineteen when they were into the trial and in the placebo group they got reinfected with the south african variant so these vaccine escape variants are really worrying in terms of reinfection. Saw the vaccine does is turns covered one thousand nine hundred common core. Which is why. I'm gonna take the astra and we're five. We'll take whatever is given to me. Because i don't want to die of covid. Nineteen but if what we are looking for an opening of the borders and international normalization at least in australia. According to chris murray. We've made the wrong bet with the astro vaccine. He says you really do need to be immunizing with pfizer or madeira. Or perhaps even novak so that still to be proved in the real world. We're much higher. Degrees of efficacy and reduction in transmission and remember the other issue reduction in transmission is that these new variants emerge in countries. Where there's a lot of spread where the virus is multiplying and replicating all the time. And that's where these new variants are being thrown off. They won't be thrown off in austria. Where there's no virus around they'll be thrown off in low income countries like sight words middle income countries like south africa. They'll be thrown off in the united states in britain and other places if the virus keeps on circulating. So what we've got to do is get to very high levels of immunization very very quickly with highly effective vaccines and hope that that minimizes these of virus. Which is resistant to the vaccines. And then what we gotta do. And it's got to be done right now actually getting vaccines op through visor. Moderna novak's which are designed to cope with the resistant variants. That are around. Perhaps the brazilian one certainly the south african one and within a few months star boosting with them. This is really demoralizing. When with sort of on the cusp of vaccine. Roll out of here in australia woman. And if i'm just an average person sitting at home listening to corona 'cause what should i take away from these. Iud urging people from getting vaccine that they often no. Because i think it's really important that we all get covered so that shoots so first of all we're going to have a layer of protection. The international evidence is increasingly by the pfizer vaccine prevents transmission. So that means with hotel. Workers bar workers being immunized and hopefully their families to and that's a really important part of the story. We are creating a ring of confidence around the hotel borders. We've also got to institute with the pfizer vaccine. Not the astros vaccine ring vaccination around outbreaks so that we are controlling this any outbreaks there and everybody else immunized with the astra vaccine so that we are turns it into the common colds. We create a very safe situation. The problem is wayne. Do we open up to international travel and windy relax on hotel quarantine and with a country. That's largely covered with the extra astro vaccine. Which is not very effective somewhere doggy. Effective at all against the south african variant certainly in terms of transmission. Then it becomes a very nerve wracking decision to make. So that's why we've got to be planning in twenty twenty one for a booster. Does of vaccine resistant covid nineteen. That's actually a question that we had from john who's in australia who leaves in the us. And he's basically asking now. The australian vaccination program is rolling out. Do we expect. When do we expect the quarantine might be lifted. And what kind of factors go into that decision making so you could be quite cool about it if you think that we are all. We've turned effectively. Destroyed population susceptibility to covid nineteen into the common cold. And it does look as though the it's pretty effective at doing that with you're talking about african variant or indeed other variants. So we're pretty protected so you could say well maybe sooner rather than later but you know. It's just a very nerve wracking theme because we variants from all over the world and we are not donating vaccine to low-income countries. At the rate which will get van covered quickly enough and they will be throwing off variants and those variance will come to look at hiv hiv started around contrast saw in zaire and then you tens of millions of people have been infected with. Its an died. It doesn't matter where these variants arise from. They will spread to other parts of the world. So we've got to get the globe immunized as quickly as possible otherwise. It's very hard to relax just when you thought you had this thing pinned down at escapes again. Norman so so becomes really does become a bit like flu where the first vaccination does protect us to very significant extinct in terms of dying and serious disease. That's why i'm lining up. For whatever vaccine i get and i would urge other people to do the same. But it means that the government has got to not be complacent about this any shape or form and has to star ordering what's called multi vaillant vaccines are trying to ranging them now so that by spring summer of this year. We're getting boosting booster shots with multi valent vaccines that will covers against the current range of resistant. Variants around the world and that swing will open up borders.
Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2; Facebook Removes Military Page
"Shea. Thousands of people have again taken to the streets in Myanmar cities to protest against this month's coup despite the deaths of two demonstrators after the security forces opened fire in Mandalay on Saturday. United Nations, the United States, Britain and France have strongly condemned the use of force His Celia Hatton in bright red paint protesters and Mandalay have written We don't accept military coup the letters so large they stretch across a major street on social media. Some say the protests in Myanmar second city are larger than on Saturday when two demonstrators were killed to show the authorities The crowds won't be intimidated by violence. Across me and Mara. Thousands have been marching peacefully to demand a return to democracy. Facebook has deleted the main page of the Myanmar military. The company said it had removed the page in accordance with its policy on prohibiting the incitement of violence. The Burmese armed forces have used Facebook to advance claims in support of their overthrow of the civilian government.
Princess Eugenie and husband pick a name for their baby son
"The newest royal baby correspondent Lisa Matteo has that story. Britain's Princess You Jeannie and her husband, Jack Brooks Bank have picked a name for their first child. August. Phillip Hawk Brooks Bank is the ninth Great grandchild for Queen Elizabeth. The Infants Middle name appears to pay tribute to you Genies Grandfather, Prince. Philip you. Jeannie is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York. The baby boy, who was born on February. 9th at London's Portland Hospital is 11th in line to the British throne. 99 year
UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling
"The highest court in Britain has ruled uber drivers are entitled to benefits like paid holidays and minimum wage, the ruling that the driver should be classified as workers and not sell. Employed is a big defeat for our uber to British drivers took the company to court in 2016, arguing they should be considered employees. Cooper says it respects the court's decision and will work with you Kay drivers to understand the changes they
"britain" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly
"Twenty twenty marks one hundred years since the birth of surrealism which by all accounts is making a contemporary comeback with an increasing number of gallery. Museum shows dedicated to it over the past several years. The latest show to open dodge picture gallery titled British Surrealism Features Work By more than forty British artisan creatives that contributed to the twentieth century movement. Such as Leonora Carrington Paul Nash. Henry Moore William Blake and Lewis. Carroll are contemporary art correspondent. Louisa Buck visited the show and spoke with curator. Dr David Boyd. Haycock who traces the movement's roots all the way back to the sixteen hundreds when wanting surrealism. Well normally things a Paris in the twenty s Andre Bretagne bringing together a group of poets and artists and then expanding across Europe with with Salvador. Dali AMAC sensed rent. My Great Britain doesn't immediately spring to mind. But I'm here in picture gallery with David Boyd. Haycock who has put this extraordinary exhibition together and surrealism has had a huge impact on artists in Britain and also roots before surrealism happened. I mean David you've made a point of saying there's a surreal spirit in England that way predated the foundation of any official movement. Well that's right. Andrew Bretagne himself said that surrealism or something almost that he discovered that it existed at all times and places. So he's all people like decide as a key sort of pre surrealist what we've called ancestors of surrealism and there were many of those inputs culture as well so the most obvious with someone like Lewis Carroll and the adventures of Alice in Wonderland and through the looking glass had people like William Blake on feasibly Edward Lear Simultaneous Cartridge. So there are many people that wins really did belatedly arrive in Britain in the one thousand nine hundred thirties. The British artists some British critics. Who were very stimulating removed by surrealism saw many British pre surrealists? And you've been very surrealist in your organization this exhibition because you haven't done it in a chronological way. In fact we're in the first room. The interpretation of dreams which has doors opening a perception by Paul Nash. But also in the classroom. We have an amazing work by Henry. Who's on the precariousness? We're going to have a look at the one of the precursors surrealism but in the last room. Let's go have a look now. We're in front of a wonderful work by Henry. She's ellie circa seventeen eighty three macbeth. The weird sisters the three hooded figures pointing hands and fingers to lips to be silent. Now why did you pick this work and Shakespeare few early as being kind of important ingredient within the surrealist exhibition well the Threat Islam? Sorbo futilely end Shakespeare as key early influences people who had sort of insight into what surrealism would be when the word is health was coined. Not until nine hundred. Seventeen in fact so the idea that surrealism existed before surrealism's even coins was very key to the idea of the exhibition always fascinated me but also fascinated the surrealists at the time and someone like Shakespeare penetrating into the world of dreams. The prominence the importance of the significance of the imagination and seeing beyond an ordinary world into something that is spiritual supernatural on beyond the imagination. The idea of dreams the idea of magic that something can be seen within the world that maybe the average ordinary person doesn't say and you've got in here vitrine. We have works Edward Lear. The nonsense wonderful nonsense poetry of Lear and his his drawings we have of course Lewis Carroll Alice in wonderland so you very much put this also in the last of the show. Why have you been so UNCON- logical you've got is? The interpretation of dreams is the first room the irrational impossible. Is this last room. You have rooms devoted to the bringing together of disparate realities. It's very much thematically in a very anti logical artists Papa and different different kinds of interpretations of ideas flow throughout well. This is very very deliberate. The surrealist wanted to break down all ideas of of boundaries of chronology of walls and borders. And we wanted to.
"britain" Discussed on Today in Focus
"This outside from the government is going to mark one of the biggest shakeups for the UK's migration regime for at least half a century the government describes this as a points based system but it could also be reframed a no low skilled migration system or unknown non-english speaking system the way that the government is envisaging. The system working is that you have to get a minimum of seventy points in order to come into the country to work the our number of different ways that that can be achieved. These include the offer of a job from an approved sponsor a job at an appropriate skill level. Jobs can be from an area where there is a shortage of skilled workers. Speaking English at a required level salaries government has set a cap of at least twenty five thousand six hundred pounds or above and then also PhD qualifications will also get people quicker access to the workforce the type of impact. Does this policy could have differ in different sectors of the UK economy? There are concerns that this will have an effect on companies in retail construction manufacturing whether high proportions of unskilled workers from you at this moment in time the Migration Advisory Committee in analysis published earlier. This month also looked at the pressures on public services in the UK. Their assessment was that there would be a lessening of pressure on the NHS on schools and social housing from a reduction in the numbers of migrants. That are in the UK who also utilize those services as well as working in them but the one area where they fought the would be greater pressure on public services would be adult social care. There are not enough people that are working in that sector though they can seize of more than one hundred thousand on around seventeen percent of adult social care workers currently come from outside of the UK. So that is one area where there will be clear pressure for the future. One of the key ideas in this policy as home secretary. Pretty Patel's thought that around eight million people in the UK a currently economically inactive. That means they're not currently in work not currently looking for work however she believes that those people could enter the workforce with greater support from either the government or from private sector employers. Who she believes need to step up and pay higher wages or to train people to enter the workforce in order to replace those people that might not be an employment any longer. Who would have come from overseas? There are large proportion of economically inactive people but not all of these people are going to be able to enter the workforce or may not want to. There are plenty of people that have taken early retirement or they have long term health issues themselves or they need to care for their children or elderly relatives. So it's going to be a bit of a struggle that unemployment level in the UK is actually the lowest since the mid nineteen seventies? We only have around one million people actively looking for work at this moment in time. We've not really seen this type of thing from conservative governments. Before for several several decades they are usually favoring of movement in order to help businesses to access the skills that they require but this is an interventionist policy with one key aim and that is to boost the wages of the UK economy after a incredibly lackluster performance over the past decade. Only one pound better off in terms of our pay packets them. We were twelve years ago. The gamble of this policy will be whether Britain can become a high skilled high wage and highly productive economy as outlined by Boris Johnson or alternatively the could be a difficulty for companies in attracting the types of workers that they need in order to fulfill the roles that are currently occupied by migrant workers. We could also see prices rising or people finding it more difficult to come by the goods and services that we have come to depend on it affordable prices. The question is whether the economy will be able to adapt..
"britain" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Orange juice it's true. The back-and-forth enforce continued throughout the day. This bill is somewhat different from the one. Johnson tried and failed to get through parliament. Only a couple of months ago. There's no possibility the of extending negotiations with the EU beyond the end of next year. Some say this is a tactic by Johnson to show voters and European leaders. That he means business. Oh this fear. It has old negotiation cards over to Europe. Opposition politicians like Labour's Henry. Ben Worry it could all end up in a no deal. BREXIT scenario. The negotiations are anything but simple. They become extremely complicated. And that's why I said that I thought the government is taking a big gamble with the future the economy because if they don't achieve this deal by December next year then we're looking once again at no deal. The new bill also drops a promise to align worker's rights with the EU lows and there's abandon vow to protect child refugees seeking to unite with their families. In Britain Lord dubs another Labour politician who himself arrived in the UK. As a young boy fleeing from Nazi Germany says the change could be devastation for child migrants in Europe. These children who are sleeping in different dangerous conditions nations in Calais along the collins particular lesbos that children who are vulnerable the vulnerable to trafficking vulnerable to criminality to prostitution saw and they were finally here and they've set their sights on joining a member of the family who's in the UK. Surely what more sensible inhumane than that Scottish. MP APIECE OR UNHAPPY TO IN BLACKFORD is one of the leaders of the Scottish National Party. He says Johnson's Brexit -til will be harmful to Scotland.
"britain" Discussed on The Daily
"So if you think about it. The warehouse really didn't offer anything like what the mind used to offer for the town of the mind a job for life whereas the warehouse basically offers temporary work from which you could get fired at any point at very short notice and the mind provided pride to the community it provided the coal pow the nation whereas the warehouse just stores mostly Polyester tracksuits get sipped around the country. So it sounds like everything about this. Work is just shallower unless meaningful exactly and because of that. Local residents in shock and indeed from across Britain didn't fancy doing this kind of work because it was humiliating for Britain. Quite badly paid fun. There were plenty of people elsewhere in the European Union who because they were members of European Union were able to come and work in Britain and what they they believed was actually quite good money and conditions that they didn't feel were particularly humiliating as a result. So you had lots of people from Poland and Romania coming coming to places like Shire Brook and indeed across England and working. In warehouses like sports direct and as a result they changed the social fabric of of shamrock. And what does that change. Look like on the ground you can go run every absolutely not non-point KNOBS and people say to poetry with tech jobs and that big the create a little resentment residents start to believe that town is being quote unquote invaded by foreigners. These factors fats is supposed to be for the locals. But if you I mean to me if you live in the area that your local you've eastern Europeans around their ship people but when I actually spoke to people I said. Did you want to do these jobs. Have you ever done these jobs. They would actually say no. We wouldn't want to do something like that. And the English people know mm-hmm about post people taking the jobs plays not the easiest thing. Mish people are lazy. The David Jobs but now the job to take that want to buy it. So what you're hearing is. A group of people mourning their past the kind of work. That's no longer available in this town. Yes you're right. They are mourning the passing of a way of life and mourning the passing of us more secure form of employment and when suddenly no one had any secure secure work any longer and their instinctive reaction is. The town started coming APO- primarily because of the arrival of these European immigrants who are taking bronze sounds jobs. Three years ago I committed to the British people that I would renegotiate our position in the European Union and hold an in out referendum. And that's why in two thousand sixteen when a referendum arrives on the horizon on Monday I will go to parliament and proposed that the British people apple decide off future in Europe. The Joyce is in your hands that gives people in Britain the choice. Do you want to stay pot of Europe. Would you want to leverage the people in Schaumburg and into the surrounding constituency vote by one of the highest proportions in the country to leave the European Union. And what makes interesting is that you have a very strongly labor town. Voting in accordance with a measure that is supported voted by the majority of the Conservative Party. Right so for the first time. In the town's history the population of the town kind of drifting away. Okay from the political moorings that they had been tied to full older than twentieth century. And what are the people in our Brooke See. Brexit is suddenly giving them given the situation. They're in I think the people in Schaumburg first and foremost it's something that will stop all these immigration and by proxy it'd be something coming but my restore pride and G to a once. Bustling town has seen better days right. Because one of the things that brexit promises this is an end to this open borders system by which anyone in Europe can come into Britain and work in Britain in a place like sports direct in Sherbrooke exactly and of course brexit passes by a margin but it passes right and so for the first time in a generation people in Atomic Shaibah have experienced a win and we know that that win didn't last very long because three years go by and Brexit doesn't happen despite the fact that it's supposed to have happened and still hasn't happened exactions action and as a result in places like Shyam Brooke Mode. I was hearing when I went up. There was deep deep frustration for the last three and a half years. I've been watching in the the mess that is brexit. I'm just livid the this vote hasn't been delivered. which brings us to last this week? Good evening and welcome to another nights in which the future about country hangs in the balance. We've we had JIM reelection in Britain and that was basically equates second referendum but instead of voting on the question of whether to leave Europe you had to vote for a political party this is the most important. UK general election in a generation. Britain is heading to the polls to elect a government in the hope of finding a solution to that brexit crisis. Boris Johnson's Conservative Party. Have a simple message get brexit done in two thousand seventeen labor did unexpectedly well but they still ended up the minority party not that brexit policy is less clear cut than others and so that gave vote Shabbir this very difficult choice between voting for a party not that their parents had voted for their grandparents had voted for that was very closely tied to the history of town to whose candidate Dennis skinner. The beasts of Boll all sober is this local hero line is by basically every household as far as I could see and on the other side. The party that had in the local consciousness destroyed shabbir destroyed the mind destroyed. The unions destroyed the social fabric. But which which was resolutely pro brexit and people had to decide do they go with the party they always voted for or do they go the pot that supported Brexit In in a sense did they vote their heritage or do they vote their future. Exactly here we go. I Serra Sternberg. The deputy returning officer suit this election give you the following results. And once the votes were tallied we know that conservatives and by extension brexit won a huge each percentage of the vote. So what did the local results look like in Sherbrooke. For the first time ever the local constituency he returned a conservative lawmaker and I do hereby declare. Mark Peter Fletcher is elected to serve as member of parliament for the constituency. CONC- of Bolsover. Anthony Skinner. The Monday called the beast of Bolsover. The man who nobody could remember without that constituency. Dennis skinner. They're pushed into second. Place is out of parliament for the first time in forty nine years. So it's that kind of moment when you forgot all the rest of the detail from these sorts of nights it's the moments bolsover that you'll remember. It was an extraordinary change range. Huge swathes of the country for years for decades supported. Labor have suddenly voted conservative. And that's how the Conservatives won last week's election because essentially a brexit because it breaks it but also because of all the things that led to breaks it because of the destruction of the main center of employment in the town because of the loss of the pride in the pub is in the community that it came hand in hand with that place of employment and because of the warehouse that came to replace it and the people who came to work in that warehouse came to Patrick. I spoke with our colleague. Mark Lender ahead of the general election and he predicted that this political realignment would happen in towns like this that Labour strongholds would fall to the Conservative Party and he said the great danger for voters who completed pleaded this election with a vote on Brexit is brexit may not mean over time. Would they think it will. It might not bring the restoration of a life that many people are still mourning in Britain so with that in mind. What does this election outcome seem to mean for Sherbrooke and its economy? When you take an optimistic position on breaks that you believe that there will be a bit of turbulence? Britain comes Out of Europe but that will spark kind of national revival that regenerates British trade and British Industry and Britain alone on its own will be forced forced to come up with credit solutions. To many problems have just been allowed to fester during Britain's membership of the European Union But the pessimistic take on Brexit. Is that once. Britain leaves the European Union. It becomes less attractive Alexa proposition. For Foreign companies to base their factories in that business is and so in order to keep foreign investors coming into Britain at in order to attract new ones. The government is going to have to slash regulations. Make it even easier to hire and fire people and in the process make it easier to set up a warehouse like sports direct and so there is a scenario in which post Brexit Brittian looks a lot more like shower in two thousand nineteen rather than like it. which would not of course with the outcome that the people in Sherbrooke are looking for absolutely.
"britain" 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.
"britain" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Is that is not so stable There's a lot of infighting There's what happened with Prince Andrew and his relationship relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and interview that he gave to the BBC at Buckingham Palace in which he confused almost everybody buddy by how he thought what he was saying was a good idea. Or Okay to say your piece on that interview as worth reading for anybody who hasn't read it yet and pull it up. Helm Lewis and Prince Andrew. But where we are is the Queen is ninety three years old. She has been queen a very long. Time Ah I was thinking. The third season of the crown is is out and it's got her doing things it's three seasons in and it's still fifty years ago. Come and look. She may live for another ten years for Mother did right But It presents the Royal Family at a juncture point at a moment when Britain overall is and it seems like that inevitably will end up influencing what the future of the monarchy in the royal family. Looks like this story if if the crime is an interesting one because the kind of Meta story behind it is how do you take an institution that is essentially many evil. It's like magic blood allowed to pass his down from parent to child and that's why these people should be in charge. And how does that work. In an era of first televisions You know and then in an aggressive tabloid newspapers and then now social media and times when everybody's got a camera on them all the time you know it's something that relies on a sentiment of mystique nick to make it work and there isn't this is not a world in which mystique is in huge supply But you know it comes to. The young girls are quite popular but but again chafing. Hey I use restrictions that are placed on them I also write about Meghan Markle in her voguish. You hide you. Try and be both a social justice activist and adult chess. It doesn't really things that naturally champion the underdog and person who spends a lot of their time in castles. It's not to things that naturally fit together quite well so the Rosa definitely constantly trying to fit this very old template onto modern life. Would you guess them in twenty years and I do think it's fair to say in Twenty Twenty Years Queen. Elizabeth won't be alive and Queen Anymore. She'd have to be one hundred thirteen That the royal family will be a major major institution in British life. I think they will enjoy because a bit like you know they say. The Conservative Party is the most successful political force ever the British Conservative Party because it constantly renews itself and it is quite ruthless trimming it sales to fit the time and the same thing is true of the the royal family. It does change and adapt. I can't really see the mechanism season by which I mean the idea of having referendums or more. Things is fairly alienating to anybody in Britain at the moment so I don't I certainly don't think we're going to take the French option and send them to the Guillotine so I don't really see the mechanism by which that ends. I think it's more likely that we'll do the very British thing of complaining endlessly about changing them. So let's close with this Helen. In the states we talk constantly happened talking constantly since two thousand sixteen about what is trump's election election mean. What does it mean about our politics? And what the country actually is a but it is part of a connected a pattern a connected movement and politics all over the world That in some ways was sparked at first by Brexit And and when the Brexit vote happen trump promised that he was going to be Brexit plus plus and and certainly. That's what happened. He did end end up winning. Nobody thought the referendum would end with leave and nobody thought the twenty sixteen election would and with trump winning. When I say nobody almost nobody And sure enough. That's what happened. And we see that in other places around the world and apple Ma'am. Our new colleague was on the podcast couple of weeks ago and she had written ahead of the Brexit vote. Something that I called her out on what. She said that she felt like we were. Maybe two or three elections away from the collapse of of democracy and I said so then there was the Brexit vote and then there was translation or was that what you're talking about and she he said well it was the the French presidential election of marine. Le Pen had one. Then that would have that would have been what pushed over the edge. What do you think wh Whoa? Where do you think we are in this? Are we really on the brink or is this just an adjustment process maybe Ah figuring out something new about democracy or or Sort of rebooting it into its next stage that maybe maybe will include some of this populism and native ism in ways that we had not expected or maybe move beyond it. There's a book let's really influenced my thinking which is by a political historian. Heckled David Runciman at his Cambridge University which is called high democracy ends in which he says we might well end up with holiday democracy's things that look like entirely democracy but but aren't really functioning as an easier. He says within that he thinks Mark Zuckerberg is more dangerous than Donald Trump and. I think it's the point is worth taking a focus for me one of the big themes of modern politics and the scary thing is is not just the emergence of the far right although populism but it's polarization cassation. It's the fact that Obama was out there warning about the Democratic primary. Right to say that you know. The votes have thousands of thousands of for example relatively center left maybe even slightly conceptually conservative Black Democratic voters in the prime someone like South Carolina warring they. They can't less than one very high profile extremely. left-wing a twitter can help by you know White College graduate and I think that is a real worry. Loria see when I look at American politics that the candidates in the primary have to go so far out that can they tack to the Center and actually what happened. He was the Labour leadership collection. Is that you know the the the furthest left candidate one and then you know. Boris Johnson has no sensually crush. Niger Garages Brexit Party. Because there's no space to the right of him on on these kind of authoritarian approach to policing and things like that or on the Brexit Dina the harness the As you walk out and sever absolutely every relationship. There's there's no harder brexit deal available so that's my my worries that particularly driven by social media the politics that becomes popular is the one that is incredibly emotional. It's about about values it's about identity it's about tribalism and the fact that you need. Don't just think that people who disagree with you have another opinion. You think that they're wrong. Maybe the bad people so that is what really worries me because if you end up with very polarized parties you know they're very entrench then actually that licenses a lot more bad behavior from politicians and I think that's what you've seen with both Boris. I Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn actually is that they've kind of got away with scandals that might have tanked a leader. Who Will you know if they were gonNA worry about swing voters but their memberships are kinda clinging onto them because if you if you see an inch of ground to the other side then the bad people were not just people disagree with bad people? So that's what kind of worries this May as well as the the rise. You Know Liberalism in Eastern Europe. But there's not time to go into that because that's a whole I couldn't have to worry about covering in my own country without you. You've got these British elections until probably an exponential actions as you say could happen Several Times over by the time five years five years we could get a gap or we could get another. You know there have been years. Nineteen seventy four. There were. There were two elections in a single year. So you know we could get another two elections next year. Well I mean the good news By comparison maybe is that that no matter what happens in the twenty twenty election. I have a feeling that Ah The speculation about twenty. Two thousand. Four election will begin early in the morning after in November fourth would be the morning after the election. So we will Will will be to at least the punditry part of it. Okay that makes me feel alright. Helen Louis thank you for being here on on radio. It's been a pleasure That'll do it for this week. Radio alantic thanks to Kevin Townsend for producing and editing this episode and to Catherine Wells the executive producer for Atlantic podcasts. Our theme music is the Battle Hymn of the republic as interpreted by GIANBATTISTA. And if you want to support the show and all the work we do here at the Atlantic the best way is with a subscription just go to the Atlantic dot com slash radio subscribe. Thanks for listening.
"britain" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Okay. We're back with Louis. Staff writer the Atlantic so Helen. We've talked through Brexit. But that's not the only issue playing out in the election. You've got the you leaders. Jeremy Corbyn Labour and Boris Johnson. Course currently the Prime Minister of the Tories and one of the things that has become a major issue. You is whether Corbin is anti-semitic but also whether Johnson is an Islamic job and those are kind of running up against each other in this campaign. What does that look like as playing out? Yeah I've been writing about this for the Atlantic and it's been a very depressing thing to cover because as you say it's become a kind of partisan back and forth right where you raise one issue and the answer is yes but Dermot Corbin and on the other side. It's yes this but Boris Johnson and that means that neither of them really can be taken quite seriously as they could be. Because it's you know it's been sucked into the into the more of a kind of and parties and slanging match the thing about Boris. Johnson is that there are many people. Even on the right even in the conservatism. Now left the Conservative Party who have said said explicitly. He's unfit to be prime minister. His old boss Max Hastings said you know you wouldn't trust him with your checkbook or with your wife She's a classic conservative thing to say about someone You know he got sacked from the times for lying. He made up a quote that he attributed to his Godfather. He got sacked from the shadow cabinet by the Tour de Michael Howard not for having having an effect but for lying about having an affair by saying that it was an inverted pyramid of piffle. There's been a recurrent theme British and expressions. I think in America miracle here right. There's been a position question and during this election campaign because we don't know how many children he has. I mean who knows. He may not know how many children he has say his personal personal character You know has has been a subject of intense scrutiny and then you come to. His career is kind of newspaper columnists. He was editor of The Spectator magazine. and then a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and in that capacity he. He wrote lots of deliberately provocative articles and the one that comes up Aloisi rooted defense as he says it liberalism about people should be allowed to do stupid things and one of his citations for this. was you know I don't like women wearing Burqa but INNOVA letterboxes but nonetheless. They shouldn't be bound from doing it. in so he says it's always taken out of context that remark because actually I was defending their right to do it and the other side say we'll let you're still in your encouraging other rising this whole group of women who are at higher risk of being attacked for the way they dress. So that's that's right. Equally depressing learn in different ways is Jeremy Cubans history. Because he was on the benches for thirty years. He comes from the The hard left of the party for whom Palestinian rights are one of the great foreign policy causes. He's personally much more passionate about foreign policy than absolutely anything else. In his passionate anti-imperialist he's very hostile towards America. And unfortunately the way that tips over or is into repeated suggestions that Zionism is inherently illegitimate. That Israel doesn't really have a right to exist that there's something different by he said A couple of years ago that Zionists British scientists quotes don't understand English irony which touch a lot of Jewish people. I know because it. It products that idea of divided. Oh I did loyalties or you'll never really be assimilation. Never really be accepted. So this is consistent thread running through where anti-colonialist politics tips into anti not just Israeli any particular Israeli government kind of concept of Israel itself and then one of the worst incidents was there was a mural on a wall in east London that had hook nosed bankers on a table. It was on the back of black Africans and it was a kind of absolutely stone cold classic anti Semitic trope about you know roster bankers and Shadowy World Cup governments in cabals and he left a comment on it saying you know basically like why is this why you know. Why is this even being taken down a now says we'll I didn't look at it very carefully? Will the the problem is you. Don't have to look at it very carefully to very fleetingly to go. Gold is that and it. Unfortunately anti-racism plays into a lot of things are very topical right now particularly Bakili Conspiracy theories on things like social media about the one percent About the idea that the world's run by elites and they're perfectly innocent ways of phrasing that but there are also ways that do seem extremely dog. Wesley and that has not been a line. He's walked very successfully at all so as Britain at a breaking point. Here I feel like Britain's been a breaking point for three years so my colleague. tomek take a rope. He's saying you know. Britain's constitution is is being stretched to the limits and that's a good sign which is why I like carrying tomorrow because he's relentless optimist about these things you know but it it is the same thing as what's revealed by PAPP's the impeachment inquiry in America Right which is the people who built democracies and the way that they've grown up. Have there are checks and balances built into them. So the idea that you know. It's all seems to be slightly. Chaotic is kind of a function of trying to sort out. Something really really messy through a series of overlapping sets of mandates and prerogatives and rules. So I'm I'M GONNA go along with Tom's assessment that means that everything is ultimately okay because the alternative tiffin too horrible to contemplate. There was the attack on the on London Bridge last week. That caught a lot of attention people trying to sort out. What exactly was going on and whether the would be something that played into the British election? It's been a week now since it happened happened Obviously the attacker was subdued. Does that seem like it is shaping where things are put people just more on edge with everybody everybody pretty much as far out on just could be already. The funny thing was invited after initial kind of horror of it. Everybody got quite patriotic because as it turned out that this man had been a conference in London Bridge and started attacking people with a knife at which point lots and lots of people had started to fight him off off including one man with a fire extinguisher. Another with a novel Tusk that he'd He'd snatched off the wall but the interesting thing is that was a much higher death toll from a terror attack twenty seventeen in the same area and Jeremy Coubanou is still labor leader then running. It's Theresa may do something very unusual. which is everyone thought he was going to be really in trouble about it because of his His perceived dovish nurse on national security issues. But he said you know first of all. I think that Islamised terrorists are attacking Britain because foreign policy our invasion of Iraq Legacy interfering in the Middle East and Iraq war although a majority of Britain's support at the time has now become very unpopular particularly on on the left so that was reasonably well received and the second thing he said was an anti-us therapy message which was that the Conservatives in that the time in office have caught police numbers and it is unfair to expect our police to a defenders from such serious threats. This when there. Are you know that they're understaffed. And overstretched and so what looked on the surface like it was going to be a big problem for him actually was neutral if not positive in terms of his his reaction to it. I'm sorta think similar similar things happened here. It hasn't really played enormously one favor of one politician of the other. Boris Johnson already had quite draconian populist authoritarian harian approach to criminal justice issues. Very much of the kind of lock up school. And he's used the opportunity to reiterate that which has been in itself quite controversial because the conference that the knifeman started I was about prisoner education and rehabilitation in the two people that he killed both worked in prison rehabilitation and the father author of the man who died said. Well don't decide my son's death to say you know no one can ever change because that's not the experience that you know that my son Jack had so it hasn't it hasn't played to the kind of law and order thing in in the way that you might've straightforwardly expected that it would so through all of this. The the constant rock of stability in British politics British life is supposed to be the royal family and these days.
"britain" Discussed on The Daily
"Episode is supported by Capital Group home of American funds an investment firm that has helped change your clients can I into I can visit capital group DOT com today. Talk to your adviser or consultant Alton for Investment Risks and information so more Boris Johnson calls for a special election but it turns out. He needs a two-thirds vote from parliament to make that happen so what actually happens. Opposition leaders have roundly rejected his call for a general election next month. He doesn't get his two-thirds majority for an election. It's Johnson had never known an opposition in the history of democracy. That's refused to have an election so in effect he stuck he's boxed in on his big goal of pulling Britain out of the EU and he's not able to move ahead with the election. The thing he was hoping would break the logjam ugh jam would give him the mandate so basically this all backfires it all backfires he loses more votes than any incoming prime minister in recent in British history and he finds himself in far worse shape than he was before all this started and that leaves the brexit situation where where exactly well it leaves frankly everything in a state of paralysis and confusion by the end of the week and London one of the questions on people's minds were would Boris Johnson simply have to resign really well. If you take the prime minister at his word word. Can you make a promise today to the British public that you will not go back to Brussels and ask for another delay Brexit and so average. I'd rather be dead ditch but hate by Brexit he has said he would rather die in a ditch then have to go to Brussels and and ask for an extension of Britain's departure yet as things stand today. That's exactly what Boris Johnson will have to do. Who and if all of this were not enough this week of back to back defeats? Boris Johnson had to endure the indignity of his own brother Joe uh-huh Johnson who is also a member of parliament and a minister in the government <hes> announcing that he too was going to resign because as he put it he he was torn between family loyalty and the national interest when you planning to resign for comment to say it's been an honor to be roping minister under the three governments but it's time to move on sorry. This is a very tight knit family so the fact that Joe Johnson felt obliged to take this step really says something about the depth of his concern about a no deal brexit about the course that his brother Boris Johnson has the country going on right. If your own kin a member Conservative Party your brother quits then. What does that say? That's right so just to be clear. Those people opposed to Johnson right now in parliament they are insisting on going back to the European Union to negotiate some kind of an accent and so if Johnson is unwilling to do that he might might be out of office but I guess the question is is the EU willing to actually enter these kinds of negotiations. Aren't they pretty fed up with Britain. At this point. The is completely fed up with Britain at this point. They believe that they had months of good faith negotiations associations with Boris Johnson's predecessor Theresa May. They offered her an agreement. She brought that agreement back to parliament it was overwhelmingly defeated defeated not once but several times and there's absolutely no indication from European officials that Boris Johnson is going to get a better or different outcome than Theresa may did and whether or not he holds an election is being largely dismissed in Europe. Their view is we have have given Britain the best deal it's going to get and if Britain doesn't want that deal. It's time for them to simply leave. <hes> what do you make of this remarkable remarkable sequence of events your your first full week as London bureau chief well. There's a couple of ways to look at it. One is is that this is just a situation of overwhelming chaos confusion paralysis finger-pointing so on one level level. It looks like dysfunction you know on a on a grand scale but if you dig beyond that if you sort of look a little closer what you see is that this this was really a week in which the checks and balances in the British political system really worked you have the prime minister coming in with this this hard line even reckless approach to brexit embodied in his decision to suspend debate in parliament to sort of circumvent <hes> the normal functioning of parliament by sending the MP's home and then you've got this coalition of members of his own party and the opposition coming coming together to put a brake on the prime minister to head off some of these most extreme outcomes and that's kind of what makes British democracy so unique that there is this set of conventions of folk ways that impose a level of of moderation on these proceedings and we really did see a victory for that in parliament victory that was not at all clear when the House House of Commons convened at the beginning of the week so mark you're saying that even though this all looked especially chaotic that actually what we just saw was is democratic institutions holding functioning and succeeding but of course the other way of looking at this and the way Boris Johnson I assume looks at it is that the will of the people has just been subverted that they want brexit with or without a deal and that parliament what what you described as the kind of assertive functioning of democracy in Britain just stood in their way yeah that's right Boris. Johnson's argument will be I want to go to the people to to put this to the people and these. MP's Britain's politically elite is standing in the way of popular sentiment and and that will be the core of the message that he brings to the British public as he attempts to turn this situation around and how are the British system is holding up compared to the American system that you know so well if we put these two democracies side-by-side. How does it stack up well. One thing that is very striking to me in covering this rebellion in the Conservative Party is to compare it to the Republican Party in the United United States and they're of course UC barely a handful of Republicans who have stood up to president trump. This is a Republican publican party. That is one hundred percent under his control. He has engineered a total takeover of the Republican Party. I think Boris Johnson tried ride in the past two weeks to do the same thing over here. I think this rebellion shows that the party wasn't going to stand for it. I think it's also fair to say that Boris Johnson's having a tougher time in his populist crusade paid than Donald Trump is in the United States.
"britain" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Britain is getting a new prime minister I'm Dave Anthony fox news we are going to unite this amazing country Boris Johnson chosen to take over fox's Simon known as live in London Daystar is Johnson elected leader of Britain's ruling Conservative Party flamboyant former marriage London he's a prominent supporter of brexit and is pledging to take breaks and out of the E. U. by the end of October even if that means leaving without a divorce deal we are going to energize the country we're going to get it done okay with that he was gonna take advantage of all the opportunities that will bring Johnson is set to take over as prime minister tomorrow toted set already vowing to block or so cold no deal brexit Dave Simon president trump tweeted events Johnson will be great the president also wrote Democrats have trump derangement syndrome ahead of tomorrow's testimony for special counsel Robert Muller the president says a barely watch it again claiming no collusion no obstruction Muller will be questioned by two house committees in the justice department wrote him a letter should you testify the department understand the testimony regarding the work in the special counsel's office will be governed by the terms you outlined on may twenty nine specifically that the information you discuss during her testimony appears in and does not go beyond the public version of March twenty two twenty nineteen report fox's grip Jenkins the trump administration as a new policy to speed up the process of deporting immigrants here illegally this would cover those who have been in the U. S. less than two years anywhere in the country in a previous rule said it had to be within a hundred miles of the border and this could affect a significant number of people in fact in the first three months of this year thirty nine percent of illegal immigrants who came in contact with ice had been in the U. S. for less than two years as fox's trees Gallagher the ACLU's says it'll take legal action to block.
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"britain" Discussed on The Noise Pop Podcast
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