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Nigel Farage: Let's change politics for good this Thursday! Rally for Democracy, London, 21.05.2019

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• Brexit Party Rally, Kensington Olympia, London, 21.05.2019

• Speakers in order of appearance:
– Richard Tice, Brexit Party Chairman, MEP candidate (Eastern) @TiceRichard
– Ann Widdecombe, MEP candidate (South West) @WiddecombeAnn
– Václav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic (Watch related video ‘Václav Klaus stands up for Freedom’:
– Nigel Farage MEP (South East), Brexit Party Leader, President of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) in the European Parliament – @Nigel_Farage

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you are here today and the birth catalogue of a new role in British politics and welcome to the rectum politics we tell them we're going and if they don't understand it we can talk to Yunker in a language which he does understand and and we can say news are long monsieur news are long I joined the Conservative Party in 1984 this is not a decision I have made lightly to leave a party for which I have fought at every election since 1987 from Maggie Thatcher through to raise a mane I know which one I'd rather have representing us now a letter addressed to me owned it up and it was in very spidery and writing and the author of the letter said dear mr. Parrish during the war I served in Bomber Command on many missions over occupied Europe he said I can tell you you only start getting flak when you're getting near and the target please welcome to the stage all the brexit party candidates [Applause] [Applause] you [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] the idea that you should have a second referendum would be incredibly damaging most of all to the trust in democracy from people up and down this country the mood of the country of growing fury and anger and frustration I don't think people in Westminster and central London have got any idea what's out there and what may happen the people are confident in how great we are as a nation what we're talking about is the opportunity to be free again free to be a self-determination and that's what the people want leave leave means leave doesn't mean leave with a deal will leave with a bad deal we must not and we will not allow this complete and utter shambles in Westminster to continue we all know that the UK can do so much better than this please welcome to the stage richard theis it's just like another two's delight in West London isn't it it's fantastic to see so many people here this evening I think I've come to the right party do we believe in bricks it when do we want it I have to say you're a lot more friendly than the Electoral Commission that I spend some hours with earlier goodness me anyway it's fantastic to have everybody here and first of all I'd like to give a huge thank you to our incredible candidates who worked so hard during the recent weeks they have they have been absolutely incredible most of them have never stood for public office before but they were brave enough to put their head above the parapet and to say enough is enough and some of the abuse the vitriol the appalling signs that have been painted on walls and posters and things is utterly disgraceful now it's hard to believe we've been going for just over five weeks I hope you'll agree with me we have been quite busy and hopefully on the screen we can see the video that we announced our launch video at that press conference in a factory in the Midlands in Coventry just over five weeks ago we have been betrayed that is why I set up the brexit party it's why we're gonna fight the European elections on May the 23rd and that is just the beginning of what is needed in this country democracy is under threat and when politicians failed to deliver there must be consequences I was too young to vote in 2016 but now I support the brexit party because I believe in delivering on democracy it's time to recognize that actually we are an incredible nation standing on our right to be heard successful hard-working so much to be confident enthusiastic and optimistic about that's why I'm supporting the present party we are a single nation we wish to remain a nation they must adhere to the promises made for people let's be optimistic for the benefit of our children and grandchildren you want a home and you're a brexit here you join the brexit party now we can move so much better than currently we're guessing from our members of parliament we want to be an independent self-governing nation making its own laws controlling its own board and be proud of who we are as a people join us hopeless supporters do what you can for us we need change in this country and we need it now Britain's needs the brexit party and the Flexi party needs you [Applause] more from nigel later I have to tell you he's on fantastic form he really is he's been brilliant I've had him in training anyway the truth is ladies and gentlemen that we all know that our country can do so much better but instead we've been utterly completely and totally humiliated humiliated by incompetent leadership incapable negotiators and MPs who want to do dirty dodgy nasty useless backroom deals and we here today the ultimate ultimate betrayal from someone that I suppose we still have to call our prime minister for a while so how long has she known how long has she known that she was gonna offer a second referendum as part of a way to try and bribe and blackmail MPs into signing this appalling deal [Applause] it's an absolute disgrace but now the truth is out indeed the truth is out we now know what this Prime Minister really stands for she doesn't believe in anything except remaining in number 10 for that little bit longer but we are the brexit party we're full of hope we're full of optimism full of ambition because we know that things need to change we stand for capable common-sense competent politics we've got to take on the establishment we've got to take on the vested interests of the big multinationals the CBI and a civil service that have simply proven themselves not up to their job we we simply need much better people to come into politics and that's why it's been so amazing to work with these candidates the quality of these candidates I have no doubt is the highest quality candidates that have ever stood for public office in this country in a generation and ladies and gentlemen when we say when we say that we're gonna change politics for good we mean it we've opened our website for applications for parliamentary candidates so we hope the lots more fantastic capable able people will put themselves forward because we all know that brexit is a huge huge opportunity it's not a problem to be mitigated it's an opportunity to be embraced with enthusiasm with ambition with confidence and with belief but there's not a lot of that in the two main parties and what we've seen in this process is the two-party system in the United Kingdom is broken [Applause] it's time for change and unlike others we haven't been changing our name every other week so what we need to do though it's absolutely vital ladies and gentlemen we're doing ok but my word we've got to get the vote out on Thursday we have got to win and we need to win big that means that all of you please don't forget don't go on a holiday spread the word get the vote out and your family your friends your dog's your friend ur friends anybody that you can talk to we've got to get the vote out we've got to send that very clear message now I just need to do a quick straw poll hands up all of you who are registered supporters it's a pretty good start but I reckon there's a few of you who are still holding back no excuses ladies and gentlemen it's a minimum of 25 quid and don't believe any nonsense you hear from the media we need your support and we need it now and so whilst they call me the chairman the realities are no worst and I'm actually just the warm-up act we have three incredible speakers this evening the first of whom needs little introduction but it's fair to say that she's had a number of phases to her career like me she was a member of a certain other political party but we saw the light she was an MP for that political party for 23 years that was really just her warm up things then she realized that actually we all needed educating about dancing so she went on Strictly Come Dancing this was phase 2 now not being enough a bit of Celebrity Big Brother before the big important challenge in her life to be part of the brexit party we're so thrilled that she has joined our campaign our party and has been such a fantastic speaker campaigner and advocate before we welcome and to the stage let's just see her on the video former conservative minister and Widdecombe has announced that she will stand for Nigel Farage's brexit party and lifelong Conservative Ann Widdecombe has today announced that she is coming out of retirement the whole nation is fed up to the back teeth and just wants a resolution is unjust the seventeen point four million who have been betrayed it is also generations to come now if they have their way will not grow up in an independent self-governing country the National good comes first and that's what everybody out there is saying I'm not fluffy as in Parliament just aren't hearing if we get worn down if we can't get it to you all then just call the whole thing off no there is against democracy believes in its will is more important than the will of the people I shall focus on one thing delivering what the people voted for please welcome to the stage and Widdecombe [Applause] right ladies right ladies and gentlemen I'm just going to ask you a few questions the first one is if we stay in the EU will we stay in control of our own laws and the second is is it possible both to be in the EU and to control our own borders and is it possible to be in the EU and to control our own trade and finally is it possible to be in the EU and to be governed by our own democratically elected government well those four knows ladies and gentlemen are the answer to people who say that we did not know what we were voting for we knew exactly what we were voting for and we also know what the remains were voting for they want us to have no control over our own laws our own borders our own trade or to be governed by our own democratically elected government that was what they were voting for how could anybody with an ounce of pride in Britain vote for that and we were promised faithfully promised in 2016 that whatever was decided in that referendum would be upheld and they didn't stop there in 2017 both major parties stood on manifestos which said that we would have a brexit and what is more Teresa mais manifesto went further it's said in black and white that no deal was better than a bad deal and they have spent the last two years Renne aging on those manifestos and then people say to us why haven't we got a manifesto what is the point of having manifestos when you abandon them at the first inconvenience well you know I think this is the message we send to Westminster they have a choice either they let Britain leave the EU or we will make sure they leave Westminster [Applause] Thursday Thursday is not the end it is the beginning it is the beginning of getting true democracy back into this country it is the beginning of making sure that we are governed with competence with openness and with fairness and above all it is the beginning of making sure that it is the people's will that is implemented not the will of those who go against us [Applause] you know the problem is really very simple we have a nation which wants to leave the EU and we have a parliament which wants to remain in the EU well we have to show them who's the boss and it is both parties Jeremy Corbyn produced a manifesto jeremy corbyn produced a manifesto that said very clearly that the results of the referendum would be implemented and although it's quite true that the government has made a complete and utter mess of brexit they couldn't have done it without the full cooperation of the Labour Party I mean there we were immediately after the local elections we weren't even standing and yet people were writing us in on their ballot papers and the thing I enjoyed most was the expression on jeremy corbyn's face they'd been boasting that they were going to make 400 gains and they made 82 losses and that was the Prime Minister's opportunity she should have said Jeremy look we're both in big trouble we have to deliver brexit instead of which she said to him Oh Jeremy what would you like would you like a customs union Oh certainly would you like to stay aligned to the single market Oh certainly to be governed by EU law Oh Jeremy just told me how much of the EU law you want us to be governed by you know I said at the beginning of this campaign that we had the worst prime minister since Anthony Eden well I apologized to Anthony Eden how often have you heard that if we leave the EU everything is going to be chaos do you remember that we were told if we even dared to vote to leave the EU everything was going to be chaos in fact if we leave the EU we have a really bright future ahead of us we can be part of the globe instead of part of some terrible strong protectionist bloc which actually thwarts economic development economic enterprise and our trade with the rest of the world oh we're told we can't possibly trade if we're not part of the EU how many countries aren't part of the EU and have they all stopped trading the fact is we do not need the EU the EU is a burden nobody can tell me as they sometimes try but that really we are free to make our own laws because I spent seven years as a government minister and I know how impossible it was for us to pass any law that the EU did not want and how impossible it was for us to resist any law from them that we did not want that is the reality a gentleman called giver hofstadt thinks we are a colony well I would say this to him colonies have a rather disconcerting habit of revolting and when they have revolted and when they have regained their independence they can also have a habit about stripping their former masters just ask America so our aim on Thursday is twofold the first is we have to send a message which will terrify us monster a message which they can only interpret one way which is that their future actually depends on Britain's future being outside the EU that is the first message and the second message we have to send them is we are not going to go away this is not just about Thursday this is making sure that Britain leaves the EU and has a proud free independent future and we will stay around as long as it takes to deliver that now I spend 55 years in a certain other party and during that time I did all the campaigning or the canvassing all the street markets all the public meetings and I never in those whole 55 years saw energy and commitment as I have seen during this campaign from our supporters so let's build on that energy build on that commitment after Thursday comes Peterborough and after Peterborough comes the next general election so thank you ladies and gentlemen for your commitment to a free independent Britain and let's remember that is what it is about it is not about a party it is about a country and a cause [Applause] Wow [Applause] Wow that isn't gentlemen if that's not the definition of an inspiration I don't know what is truly inspiring Thank You Anne [Applause] and an quite rightly referred to the opportunities that we can take on the global stage and let anybody be a no doubt a vote for the brexit party is a vote for a WTO brexit because we know we know the opportunities that that will present we know that that gives us the maximum negotiating leverage we know that No Deal is always better than a bad deal but let people be under no illusion either a vote for the brexit party is a vote that some of our elected MVPs should play a significant role in the future negotiating team because we have the skills in this team we have the skills the expertise and the wisdom unlike and of course we have the belief and the passion unlike civil servants who were sent in to do a job they didn't believe in and surprise surprise they did a useless woeful appalling job in terms of being on the global stage and move on to our next speaker our guest speaker this evening who is the former prime minister and president of the Czech Republic a staunch euro skeptic a passionate defender of democracy and the nation-state the author doesn't believe in political correctness that sounds that sounds popular before we welcome president Klaus to the stage is fantastically having with us let's just see him an action on the video he was born during the Nazi occupation he lived during the communist regime he fought against the EU in order to defend his people and democracy some people who take freedom and democracy for granted are not able to understand I don't need the European unification would you be ready to to get rid of your government and to create a and different government there was one wonderful bright uplifting moment during the Czech presidency and I have of course referring to the visit of václav Klaus what a wonderful speech that was coming into this chamber and telling a few home truths and pointing out that European parliamentarians and leaders are not listening to the peoples of Europe at which 200 of you got up and walked out of the room I definitely tried to keep the Czech Republic as a sovereign country as a free country Europe needs a radical political process the brakes it needs a brexit party it is great that Nigel Farah please welcome to the stage that of Klaus [Applause] ladies and gentlemen dear dear brexit friends I am extremely honored extremely pleased to be asked to come here this evening and to address political gathering I must tell you that that I am not used to speak abroad I brought I speak quite often but not on such political campaign you realize and so it's not that easy for me [Applause] you know in a foreign language and especially after such an incredible speaker you know I am afraid I can't I can't compete I would like to start the saying something what you should know and you probably don't know that you have many friends in the Czech Republic many friends generally and many friends connected this brexit that's very that's very important I have to tell you that in the moment when we first heard the results of the of the brexit referendum many checks opened champagne bottles it was it was a great event not just for you for us as well you know we considered considerated not only your victory it was a victory of all European Democrats it was an important message [Applause] it was the brexit referendum was not only about Great Britain I must tell you it was it was about Europe as a whole and in this respect it was about the Czech Republic as well so many things for that we read each video Czechs have are in many respects the same or similar critics of the EU arrangements of the EU post democracy of the UNAM sensitivity and arrogance of the EU non-democratic substance we similarly we similarly as you want to make decisions about ourselves about our country in Prague the same as you want to make decisions about your country here in one room not in Brussels it is it is it is that it is that simple all other interpretations wrong and purposefully misleading your brexit decision was a historic event it changed it changed Europe it was also a fatal blow to the pride of all European mandarins to the pride of the whole European Union nomenklatura many people however from green supposed that brexit has been achieved just by the referendum they were wrong the political elites didn't want to accept didn't want to accept the proxy decisions and they didn't want to find a positive solution they wanted to punish to denigrate to humiliate Great Britain as much as possible [Applause] they also wanted to demonstrate to all of us in the rest of Europe in all other EU member states that there is no friendly exit from the EU and that especially that especially the small countries don't have a chance to leave the EU that was their ambition to demonstrate [Applause] the EU behavior ask for a resolute clear and decisive British stance it to our great regret and I am sure to your great regret didn't come such as your country goes and stays divided was instead hesitant your politicians were not able to react they probably didn't expect such a merciless and ruthless EU behavior [Applause] not not to expect it was however a great mistake as I look at it from from from crack at the distance the British main political parties totally failed and they totally failed and betrayed and abandoned the British citizens their voters it had however one positive side effect by doing it by behaving in this way they probably underling Lee created the brexit party they they created you and they helped you very much in this respect I know that you didn't plan you didn't extend to participate in these European elections but I am sorry to say you have to without you without my good friend Nigel Faraj without without the whole brexit part in the British I'm afraid the British indecisiveness would continue you have to win the elections and to get and to get a strong commitment date to influence the political stance political stances of your country Bonham last remark I have a relatively recent 27 years ago experience visa special exit some of you may remember 27 years ago Czechoslovakia was divided into two parts now Czech Republic and Slovakia it was a sort of exit it was a Slovak exit from the Czechoslovak Federation and I was the main organizer of that split of that order decision [Applause] always I always suggested that I could voluntarily come to London to help you with Swiss brexit but you didn't you didn't ask me however so you didn't ask me however but what we learn what we learn we learned one important thing we both the Czech part and the Slovaks wanted to find a solution that was totally different situations because in your case just Great Britain wanted to find a solution whereas the EU nomenklatura didn't want it so that was a big difference dear dear Roxy friends you should in the first coming elections you should give to all of us that you should give the whole rest of Europe a good example many Europeans need it and many are waiting for it don't disappoint them [Applause] to be here the zoo tonight thank you very much for your attention [Applause] [Applause] thank you thank you so much president Klaus for your support for your encouragement for your advice and for your wisdom and their ladies and gentlemen is proof of the international recognition of the brexit party proof of the opportunities that awaits us if we do a proper WTO brexit and so and so to our final speaker well well he needs looking introduction it's fair to say that he's had a fairly significant impact on British politics indeed he is without question the most influential politician but has had an influence on British history British politics since I believe the Second World War and I talked earlier about the courage of our candidates but the bravery and the courage of Nigel Farage over the last 25 years who has the original the original brexit area see the original brexit ear he has battled through abuse through vitriol through threats his own personal safety and that of his family and we saw that again just yesterday in wait hood absolutely Newcastle absolutely appalling behavior by sore losers so it's fantastic before we welcome him to the stage let's just watch Nigel in action on the screen Cameron said that leaflet through every home in the country which said whatever the results we will implement the decision I was elected back in 1999 20 years I've served over there 20 years that I've stood up in that chamber we woke up on that beautiful morning of the 24th of June 2016 and despite everything despite what we've been told we voted to leave and what we've seen ever since then is the most willful persistent deliberate betrayal of the greatest democratic exercise ever made in the history of this country it is a disgrace whether you promise fight both of those parties when it went into British law yes mrs. May I admit I made a mistake I did not believe that a vicar's daughter could be so willfully duplicitous with the British nation as you've been if we win these elections and win them big that something starts to matter again a word that we actually made huge sacrifices twice in the twentieth century to defend the very notion of democracy it is democracy itself will has been betrayed we must fight for it when the two mainstream parties tell us trust us we will deliver never again will we trust them what we've got to do is take off a two-party system but it's letting down this country we've got to take along because I'm part of change politics for good you with us please welcome to the stage Nigel Farage hello Wow you know we only launched this party five and a half weeks ago and in that space of time we've managed to assemble this fantastic team of candidates to put before the British electorate we've managed we've managed in five and a half weeks to go to the head of the opinion polls that's not bad is it we've managed in five and a half weeks not just to frighten the establishment oh no they're not frightened they're absolutely terrified [Applause] but perhaps most important of all what we've managed to do in those five and a half weeks since we launched in that factory in Coventry is we've managed to give millions and millions of people in this country who were frustrated upset angry on the point of saying they may never engage with the democratic process again so sick to death were they of the shenanigans in Westminster and you know what we've given them in the brexit party we've given them hope optimism and belief in this country and even ever-growing process but it's worth it's worth reminding ourselves of why we're here I mean I can scarcely believe that I'm here 20 years I've been in that European part of it 20 years of getting up one or two of you may have seen my speeches I don't know 20 years of getting up giving my always helpful constructive speeches over there oh now I think mr. Van Rompuy rather enjoyed it really 20 years of taking on him and mr. Jung Curran Donald Erskine Michel barley and/or I've got better than that giver hofstadt 20 years of doing my bit but 20 years of trying to do myself out of a job 20 years of being mature key that always wanted to vote for Christmas so I never imagined I'd be standing in these elections and come to think of it if I've given them a tough time over there what do they get when it comes you to do when she gets there they won't know what hit him they won't know what hit him but look the reason we're here is very simple we had that realm doing the best for eat soup we're doing this is because after that astonishing referendum when remember project fear was in full mode wasn't it we had that Chancellor George Osborne telling us that half a million jobs would go immediately there'd be an emergency budget taxes would go up house prices would crash foreign direct investment would cease to come into our nation trade would collapse plagues of black locusts would descend upon our land we had that then they even shipped in that they thought this was their big card I won't say trump card but he did come from America and he was called President Obama remember that our best ally in the world and their leader came and told us we'd go to the back of the queue if we voted for brexit we had of course we were lucky though lucky in the referendum that we have a state broadcaster in this country well I'm sure you're all delighted paying your 150 pounds a year to the BBC aren't you I'm surprised I mean personally I'm a particular fan of the Andrew Marr show I can tell you but despite media bias despite project fear despite it all we voted for brexit and we did so by a large and clear majority of 1.3 million and remember remember that David Cameron do you remember David Cameron David Cameron told us in that leaflet that went through every door in the land that our will would be implemented and then we had a general election in which both the conservative and Labour Party's promised us that if we voted for them they would honour the result of the referendum and 498 members of parliament voted for article 50 and it went into British law and it said we would leave the European Union on march on March thank you we would leave the EU on March the 29th with or Oh deal with or without a deal and that became part of British law and I have to tell you that I made without doubt the biggest political mistake of my life because I believed it was going to happen I believe they would deliver I'm sure most of you believed they would deliver because after all we are supposed to be a democratic country and yet as the months went by from mrs. May coming back with her checkers deal all the way through her constant rejections by the House of Commons oh and by the way have you seen what she's done this afterno I mean just when you think she can't sink any lower she comes back and surprises as I mean now she surrendered eventually everything surrendered to the customs union surrendered the single market rolls oh and the icing on the cake if you vote for her deal there's a chance of having a second referendum if there are any conservatives out there who are you're a skeptic who believe in the democratic process they were half thinking about voting for Mays Conservatives on Thursday in the European elections you've just been told you are not wanted but I know where they can go the brakes their party no I I watched I watched this slow-motion betrayal and I realized as March the 29th approached that we simply weren't going to leave and I thought of myself I've spent I was unbelievable really but I've spent 25 years of my life campaigning for us to be a free and independent country [Applause] I thought through much of it that I might become the patron saint of lost causes but I kept on going and having seen having seen what Parliament was going to do and by the way both parties here are as guilty as each other make no doubt about that so I had a decision to make would I would I allow myself to simply be rolled over by the political process or would I stand up and fight and I decided I would stand up and fight and that is why I founded the brexit party it's why we're here today [Applause] yeah [Applause] well I'm pleased that you're pleased but clearly not everybody is pleased I said to you earlier that the establishment were terrified and of course what they cannot believe what they cannot comprehend is that we have managed in the space of five and a half weeks to get over a hundred thousand people to pay 25 pounds online and to give money to the brexit party wasn't achievement that is in this country but not content with that not content with that they've decided to go on an all-out attack and yesterday we saw Gordon Brown attack attack the potential financial probity of the brexit party units right Gordon Brown let's work this out for a moment Joey Gordon Brown attacked our financial probity this is the man who say he did well down your what really you should be up here ready sir Gordon Brown the man who sold who told the world the dates on which he would do it and sold 400 metric tons of gold at two hundred and seventy dollars an ounce Thank You Gordon Brown for that but we're still Gordon Brown who along with Tony Blair how does their chief fundraiser how does their chief fundraiser Lord levy when and I'll try my best not to be sued for libel here when shall we say an astonishing number of labour donors went to the House of Lords and he has the effrontery to attack us for our funding it's outrageous please you behave like that and of course surprise surprise an hour after Gordon Brown a taxes guess what happens the Electoral Commission announced that they're going to mount a dawn raid on the offices of the brexit party whatever just tell you this for a fact all right we have a team of four professionally trained accountants looking after the money we're not stupid we know what to do and last week last week we met the Electoral Commission and they said our processes were correct they had no concerns indeed we said to them would you come into our offices and look at our systems they said no we haven't got time before the election we asked them to put in writing we asked them to put in writing the fact that our process of book were good but they didn't decide to take us up on it and blow me down in turn up this morning Elcom at 10 o'clock this morning now it was decided that I might not be the best person to greet them that was a good call so Richard got the job and can I tell you after seven hours today in the office the Electoral Commission have not found a single misdeed by the brexit party [Applause] so let's let's make it clear shall we let's make it clear to the conspiracy theorists to those who think somehow the Russians are funding us let's make it clear the media where our money comes from would you please put up your hand if you've paid your 25 pounds to be there we are that or I better do it as well of no really that is where our money is coming from it's coming from this growing mass movement of people who are excited energetic optimistic and realize we will get brexit but we just have to stand up and fight for it again [Applause] Turo there are other aspects there are other aspects of the campaign that have been slightly unpleasant but I'm not even going to dignify the behavior of that your bow yesterday by talking about it we will simply move on but why vote for the brexit party on Thursday well I think this is now about far more than leaving the European Union this is now about a bigger more fundamental question of democracy are we are we a democratic country do we trust our political class and how do you think the rest of the world now sees us mrs. may by her constant abject surrenders to these unelected bully boys in Brussels has humiliated our nation and I've had enough of it let's stand up and be proud of who we are vote vote for the brexit party this Thursday and if the brexit party can win this Thursday and if the brexit body can win well this Thursday we put back on the table for that new deadline of the 31st of October Halloween trick or treaty but we if we win this election well we put back on the table for that date our exit on WT o terms [Applause] if we win if we win we win big on Thursday we will kill off any prospect of Parliament forcing a second referendum upon us because they know they won't lose if we vote for the brexit party and we win on Thursday we demand given that democratic mandates that people out of this team people who've got competence people who've been in business people who do deals for a living unlike the career politicians on our front benches and we demand that we are part of that negotiating team to make sure that we do leave the European Union on the 31st of October we must be part of that process and if we win if we win well we win big on Thursday there are a couple of really nice little bonuses that will be attached the first is we will quickly get rid of the worst most duplicity and I still disagree with that Widdecombe she's not the worst Prime Minister since Anthony Eden she's the worst Prime Minister in the history of our nation she'll be God and you never know you never know given the way we are smashing the Labour vote in Wales and in the Midlands and in the north of England you never though a bit brexit win may get rid of Jeremy Corbyn as well how about that [Applause] what a deal full a deal buy one get one free how about that but I will never I will never make the same mistake that I made again I keep being asked well what will happen when the Conservative Party have a new leader what will happen if somebody like Boris becomes leader Boris Johnson said that mrs. Mays new treaty would lead us to vassalage it would lead us to be a slave state in fact I thought steady on a beneath using language even stronger than I am what's going on here and then what happened what happened on the third time mrs. Mae brought it back to the House of Commons despite all he'd said and all he done he voted for it what I've learnt what I've learned is you cannot trust the political class in this country we must not trust the political class in this country [Applause] and that actually actually the two-party system doesn't work anymore politics is broken somebody us the brexit party has the challenge and break that two-party system that is what we have to do and we need major reform major reform we got to get rid of a House of Lords that is full of 700 of Mr Blair Mr Blair and Mr Cameron's cronies oh and the electoral commission filled up with political policemen and women all of whom are remainders all of whom are part of that Westminster establishment I think they should all be replaced and more representative of this country we need we need we need wholesale political change we're the only party fighting this European election with a clear distinctive message we are saying we must leave we must leave on the 31st of October this year we must leave with or without any form of Trade Agreement because we demand nothing less than this country being a self-governing independent proud nation who governs herself chooses her own alliances and friendships around the world and look at the advantages we have 2.4 billion people living in the Commonwealth let's reach out to them let's reach out to a bigger world and anyone who thinks anybody thinks the what I'm asking is for you to go out and protest on Thurs maybe think I'm asking you to go out and stick up two fingers to the establishment on Thursday well there's good reason of course to stick up two fingers to the establishment but actually I've not asked you to do that I'm asking you to vote for us on Thursday as the first step to fundamentally changing politics for good in this country we are attempting we are attempting and it is by far the most ambitious thing I've ever done we are attempting a peaceful political revolution in this country it is needed it is needed it is needed with us thank you thank you [Applause] I did I think we can safely say ladies and gentlemen the training has paid off without question he's back and he wit plans to win now we've just got time for a few questions we could still have a bit of fun in politics it's a serious business but Marlene from the edgeware word she's put 40 quid on Nigel being the next prime minister and she wants to collect her winnings now I'll let Nigel get his breath back question for Anne Stephen from Epsom says what happens if the Prime Minister currently what happens if she gets some form of dodgy deal through with today's additional amendments and changes and any thoughts microphone gesture well it really is terribly simple a dodgy deal is not a brexit and if what they give us is a dodgy deal then we will make sure that we play dodgems too and we get them out [Applause] now this is a really good question that actually there hasn't been enough focus on and so our last Nigel about this John from Hampstead who says there's been no mention that remainders don't realize that staying in the EU means a more federal Europe and I think it is an important point to address oh it's not a federal Europe it's not a federal Europe it's actually a unitary centralized Europe run by people who the who you cannot vote for and you cannot remove it is fundamentally not just undemocratic it is we're not we're not and the black state party of all the political parties in Europe the brexit party is the clearest we are not anti European in any way at all we love Europe we love his people we love his countries we love his culture [Applause] we we love his cheese's we love it's whines what I do in particular but we want a Europe of independence sovereign Democratic States provided states are democratic they will never ever fight each other let us lead the way as the United Kingdom for a Europe of friends a Europe of neighbors but not a Europe of Yonkers and Barney as these people right so ladies gentlemen that's all we've got time for this evening let's have you all on your feet if you're not already what are the ones Rexy once Rexy Roxy will do thank you very much for coming have a very safe trip home [Applause] vote for the brexit RC on May the 23rd and let's change politics for good [Applause]

Afua Hirsch: Stop blaming immigrants

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A report published this week, and written by the Government’s integration tsar Dame Louise Casey, has shed light on how some immigrant communities in Britain have failed to integrate into society. But Afua Hirsch believes it’s not the fault of immigrants.

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another major report on immigration Louise Casey's predictable verdict is that Muslims especially the Bangladeshi and Pakistani community have failed to integrate failed to learn English promoted regressive values towards women married raised and educated their children separately we know segregation is a reality in the UK it's clear when you listen to these people in all them one of the most segregated towns in Britain you quite like this to stay as a mostly white area I'll just say that well Tanya missus yeah but yeah you know truthful honest yeah course what people are segregated aren't they by choice but the fact is that the problems of integration are the result of government failure since mass immigration started after the Second World War immigrants have been left alone to sink or swim instead of investing in communities experiencing high levels of immigration providing the housing school places English language classes and community facilities that everyone needs immigrant or not people have been left to languish integration requires thoughtful policy time and money no government's been willing to invest that and if this one isn't either then spare me any more reports the most compelling part I thought of the Casey report was that many people not all that a lot of within the Muslim community don't want to integrate you think she's wrong that's not what I took from her report that they deliberately stay that they don't choose to learn the language that they stay in their communities that they don't want to reach out that they educate their children within their own schools and they don't want you don't you don't buy that it's very interesting how two people can read the same report what I took from her report was that fundamentally most the people who live in this country believe in compassion believe in richland most by monolith there are structural reasons why people are living separately not just Muslim people white people are leaving communities when immigrants come in so people are self segregating and I agree with you that is happening and she sends out in her report very clear so you do agree this there is a small percentage who just don't want to integrate yes of every of every background interesting you also talk about English lessons are you suggesting we pay them for those well we used to we've cut the amount we spend each lessons by 14 million I would cut the whole lot okay you don't want immigrants to learn English learn if I don't live in France right I don't expect the government to pay me to learn how to let speak French I've got to go and do it myself likewise if I go and have anywhere else in the world what why the hell should the people here already paying taxes to the absent ill they squeak why should they send me any more money I'll tell you what else on understanding if the reason that immigrants have come to this country and would you compare them all to you just getting up-to-date hold on hold on the clue is in my last name you know it was my dad who came to this country who says it's not like you know a particular British name if you think about it my grandparents are in my grandpa's my grandparents then my dad had to learn nobody paid them they went out and my grandfather owned a restaurant and learned English and that's how it should be all the people who came at the great settlement of Jewish people when they came here nobody gave them bloody free houses and language lessons and Chryslers well they went and learnt the language themselves and I would go further before I get other people today I would go further I live in a London borough you can excuse me where when I get a leaflet about recycling it must be in about 15 different languages and there's a bloody phone number if they haven't got the language this is absurd we're in England we will speak English then if you become part of this country you speak on you will see what benefits there are to be had sitting there and speaking polish all day long or sitting there and speaking whatever it might be or do all day long is not gonna work you know there are several of us around the table who are the products in one way or another of immigration I would have thought you of all people would understand that immigration in this country has happened for different reasons you know it hasn't just been up starts moving you know a lot of masculine immigration was actually was was controlled by the government the government actually recruiting peoples come to the country to do low paid jobs letting them live in poor areas where there was already high density population a lot of poverty and those means who have stayed in those areas and as a result yes many of them are segregated but the point is it wasn't an accident you know it wasn't random it was completely predictable in some cases it was orchestrated by the government now instead of saying right this is how we make integration work this is what other countries have dollops will allow immigrant communities to integrate and support that and support the existing community as well as it orchestrated out of the Orchestra's you need me to explain do you treat me as a child after the second well yeah in communities I was proving in certain communities because it's hardly surprising van arriving here in I'm Asian I'm probably going to go to pack food or I might go to this or I might go where I've got family or when people from immigrants backgrounds when people from Asia and Caribbean and Africa came here they tried to live in places where they were not invited they were not welcome they ended up living wherever they could and you know where those areas were they were poor areas where they ended up paying higher rents because they were the only places they were able to live now did the government intervene did the government resettle to the government provide extra housing black people shipped to places they don't want to live I'm explaining to historically the reason why immigrant communities live where they do they went to industrial areas where there was demand for their labor they stayed there nobody did anything to facilitate them living anywhere else nobody provided them with my quality housing no one helps the people who are already living what we have at the places report and actually I'm not sure you disagree with most of it yes I I think the analysis was rather good I thought when it came to what do you do about this if you want to do anything I thought the solutions okay but they didn't actually change thing that which is the problem with so many policies but I thought I mean I as a kid I lived in Outer London on the borders of Hayes and South at the time when South all changed in five years from being a traditional white working class population to being an Asian population and I lived in my little streets where I'm at we moved away but but this is your mother see it's where actually people put together to try to stop a shion's buying those houses in the street and they didn't do that because of races or anything like that they did it because I was scared because what had happened to South or in a very short period of time no one tried to explain and what I thought Louise Casey captured was that in that period and in the period since sort of governments have done very little really they've done very little though they probably done more for the for the migrant community – coming in they've actually done for the for the indigenous community who needed some help and some supporters so this is what's happening but this is okay and they've done very little and what she really says is different governments over a period of time have actually had a failure of policy the trouble they were for said that was think it tells me what policies wouldn't do with souls skips over the really difficult issues like faith schools it's always the elephant in the room faith schools by their very nature promote segregation now voters like them Church of England schools are extremely popular but the reality is faith schools are a huge driver of social segregation she acknowledges it but she stopped short of saying we know she recommends an integration test it's not a test it's not an oath that we need it's a complete restructuring or engorgement that we have all of these establishments that actually keep people separate now I like you I think we agree on this I think integration is it's not even optional you know we can't have a sustainable future if we don't integrate but there are reasons why people are keeping separate it's not just because they're a bigoted regressive Muslims living in older if you don't want to talk to white people it's much more complicated than that and the problem is I think that her report because it stops short of really addressing the root causes can end up demonizing some of those communities and we've already had plenty of reports that do that you know so that's that's what I think that we need to look at but it's not just the government responsibility the source our integration and people coming together there are a huge number of people but to echo your point they don't want to and and there are so many places like if I think of where I'm from there are various areas that I'm from whole office they might mention that before there are various places that are completely unrecognizable the shopfronts are often not in English the people there are not speaking English and people are intimidated there are streets and I'm thinking of a particular street that you would I would always have been in when I was a kid and I was growing up my mates would have been there we would have just played out there no where would I go there now it's just it's completely changed as an area and for example I used to work in India I've done a lot of work in India when I go to India I don't wander around and say excuse me you know can you accommodate me please my way of living my language if I want to get on the British government to get out several hundred years and talk about to government me as an individual that chooses to go somewhere and wants to get the best from that culture in that place that I live and wants to be a part of that community so while I'm hearing from you is it's a government fault it's a government fault as a government fault to me one of the one of the first things you have to start doing is teaching British values for examples in all schools I don't care what religion it is British values should be taught to each and every child and English should be mandated in each and every school irrelevant of faith and just quickly because you mentioned India that is an example where British people went and maintained a very British Way of life and only mix with each other for several hundred years so I can't talk about no but just here today all right girls schools just look at this we've got a clip from some school children which makes the point about I think how important schools are we just highly see any white poop in it like a home but in school is a different religion is different they prefer speaking to friendly you know to me integration it's not rocket science we know how to achieve it other countries have achieved it one way is through schools if we integrate children then we won't have a future where there are streets and Holle that you feel are part of another country you know and that's all we need to do the government's failed to do basic things face was a big problem they don't fund communities where emigrate immigrants are coming in to support the existing community they're not collecting data basic things and instead of actually acknowledging this we're just talking more about how immigrants want to just keep to themselves and so great and it's not because I think it by political correctness we shouldn't say certain things because I know what you're thinking Nick you know it's not that at all it's just that I don't think they're ever gonna solve the problem unless we actually get to the root of it I mean in the case European would which has got an insight there are quotes Obie's blackburn Burnley Birmingham Bradford where there are Ward's with over 70% Muslim populations now if you don't think that's healthy which I don't in the society I think you've got only government can do something about that the market won't do anything about it this is what's happened what would you do what would I do now what I just told you what I doubt that I don't know but what I would ensure is that everybody learnt language learned the language that they sorted it out themselves and as I said before when you go to hospital and I find it truly extreme and there's signs and God knows how many language no they're not they're assigned to learn language but you don't think there should be any funding for another shouldn't I pay for themselves but my daughter has just gone to Sweden is it like as an academic right and Sweden pays for anybody who couldn't get up to – or Sweden wanted it and I think that's not big money it's not big money is money we need something we should do I think I don't think that overcomes the problem because I think you've still got parts of these populations you don't want other English and so that debate will Rumble on and on and you can flick through your printouts or are you lying


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Nigel Farage: Winning big will put WTO Brexit back on the table – Surrey, 19.05.2019

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The people's army will prevail over anti-democratic EU – Nigel Farage, UKIP Leader

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• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13 April 2016

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• Debate: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 March 2016 and outcome of the EU-Turkey summit
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I’m very surprised. We’re here in what I was told repeatedly is the home of European democracy, and so, surely, we could have taken the opportunity this morning to celebrate the Dutch referendum last week in which the people said No to EU enlargement, No to the deal with the Ukraine. And no doubt had it been Turkey an even bigger number of people would have said No to Turkish accession.

So it was a victory for democracy, but in paricular it was a victory for a little organisation called Geenpeil, a group of young bloggers who managed to get together 427,000 signatures.

So it was a victory as well for direct democracy – and this in the week when we remember that Gianroberto Casaleggio, the genius behind the 5-Star Movement in Italy, has died.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is new politics. And yet, we were told by Mr Juncker that if the Dutch voted No it would be a disaster. But he hasn’t mentioned it today at all. And indeed your predecessor Mr Van Rompuy, my old mate, says we should carry on lively.

So what we’re seeing is the big battalions of vested best interest doing their best to completely ignore the will of the Ducth people.

Well, I think that things are changing. I don’t believe these institutions can survive 21st Century technology. I think the will of the people is changing politics in a way that makes all of you in this room deeply fearful – and so you should be.

And as we in the united Kingdom enter the final countdown of our referendum, all eyes are on this Turkish deal. And I think what we see is, we see the bosses of the EU bowing and scraping before Mr Erdogan who gleefully walks all over you, tramples over human rights at every level – and for Mr Juncker to tell us this morning that we’re making progress!

Let’s just examine that.

1.8 million people have come to the EU in the last eighteen months and we’ve sent back 300. It doesn’t sound, sir, that it’s going very well to me.

The one group that will be pleased though are ISIS. They have now managed to put 5,000 of their operatives into the European continent, according to the boss of Europol – something that should send a shiver down our collective spines.

I have to say that in the end, I think it’s what the British referendum will turn on. I think we will vote for Brexit, and the reason is we’ll vote to put our own safety first.

It is going to be as it was in the Netherlands last week – a battle of people vs the politicians. You may have the big money and the big businesses and Goldman Sachs, but we’ve got our armies of bloggers, and in the end the people’s will is going to prevail. This place won’t survive.

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Newstalk – Ivan Yates talk to John McGuirk about immigration

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The leader of Ireland’s newest political party and former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said immigration into the country needs to be managed at a sustainable level.

Councillor for Dublin’s North inner city and Dublin candidate for European Parliament Gary Gannon and Political Commentator John McGuirk join Ivan to discuss why there is still fear around raising a discussion on “sustainable migration”.

the hard shoulder witnessin number one for petrol in ireland number one for electric Nissan innovation that excites this is new song all right I want you to take a listen to the exertion fainty d now leader of into the newest political party patter Tobin he was speaking on Newstalk breakfast this morning he called for an honest respectful and responsible debate on immigration first of all I want the government to have a plan in other words and also I believe that migration should be sustainable and that we should have managed migration in this country so in other words we do have managing migration in this country well to a certain extent and there would be like many people in our in the fear that that's not the case and we have really really poor investment in infrastructure such as housing and healthcare and education currently and in many areas across the country there are pinch points in those areas you have a way of managing this would be to actually not necessarily to reduce the number of migrants coming into the country but actually just increase the number Damaso investment into the country all right to debate this and it's a pleasure to welcome here to the studio councillor for Dublin North inner city and now Dublin candidate for the European Parliament Dublin constituency Gary Gannon for the sock Dems and political commentator and regular on the show John McGuirk um my take on this John I'll start with you is that yeah if we have staff shortages and we need IT graduates or we need medics or returning people I'm all for them but if we have people who are non EU citizens who are going to be a burden on the state and that is an issue in terms of finite resources well what's what's your view well I think what you've said places you smack bang in the centre of the political mainstream in terms of where the voters are and it would be close enough to my views with the proviso that I don't think if you look at the CFO figures that we have a Hugh issue with with non national immigration if you look at the figures about two and a half thousand more people from outside the EU and Ireland today than there were in 2012 now obviously some of them have become citizens and so on but there's been no massive increase so I don't think we believe me too alarmed but I think where you're where you're coming from is also where I come from that it is sensible in a democracy when you're building a society to have good planning good management and as parity being said a sustainable plan for immigration to know how many people are going to be coming how many people are going to be admitting and to make proper planning for that and there can potentially be a number on a debate on what those numbers should be both I you know and people might differ on that but the idea that we should have the debates which is all I believe Perito being called for and that we should engage in that kind of planning and I'd be amazed if that was controversial and what what is carried the legal position because at the moment my understanding is any EU citizen in any of the 28 member states has a right to move you know freedom of people goods and services and so if someone comes from another EU state Hungary or Romania or whatever they're entitled to come here is that the legal position or can we are there any EU rules we can apply to say that this certainly isn't there's no particular way of in terms of we look at the migration I came to Ireland in 2018 for example it was no details and 300 people came in at 56 thousand three hundred people come in with those people are working in their tech for him start working in their restaurants and their bars so making substantial contributions to the country that's an increase of 24 tells and in one of the least densely populated populated high-income countries in the world I don't see any particular problem here I don't think that's necessarily war as well here's here's a problem as I was as I as I come from Pier Street to here I see people begging on the streets and they they look to me to be non nationals what's the story there I don't necessarily I see people I see lots of people on the streets sitting on a whole population of them are clearly national and on our side we vote we've a deficit in their house and we've the deficit we've a lot of problems in our country but the people are begging on the street didn't create that no but up where are we doing them any favors if the only way they can survive from destitution is to beg absolutely nothing the money favors that doesn't mean that we close up where doors and say no time to go back to the place where you might be fleeing from hunger from war from famine that wouldn't do any favors either and in terms of population terms well as motivate this debate though it's part of Tobin's comments over the weekend and this idea of a respectful debate to a prayer there were parts of patter Tobin's comments that were particularly on disorder below it's a to use a modern reward for example the reference working-class communities don't quote this directly but we have also made the point as well that there are some people in society many people especially in working-class areas who feel that they're now in competition with migrants for scarce resources we represent the working-class area that includes Parnell XI that includes more Street that includes skills words now over half the population of people from different communities throughout the world there's no anxiety there okay can I can I put this to you John um insofar as that goes we were speaking to Brendan Kenny and I asked him because someone actually said to me that up to 40% of those in emergency accommodation were non nationals and and and and that in some of the allocations it was becoming controversial is this to some extent a blue collar issue insofar as these people aren't being rehoused in the most middle-class areas and this pressure the social pressures of almost dog-eat-dog in competition for limited housing allocations of social housing this is something that maybe is an issue in working-class areas well I have not answered like this and I don't think increased immigration is resulting and not not be making it personal but I don't think it's resulting in an increasing competition for radio presenter jobs it's certainly not resulting for an increase in competition in my sector in communication it is resulting in increased competition as you say for full unfortunately in a short supply of emergency housing and in the education sector in health and so on so forth and that's where people are feeling us to the extent of your feeling at all I think we let you in a second Jeff yeah I think Kerry is really reaching very hard for something to be offended and upset about if he said that it is offensive to suggest that some people in this country may be feeling anxiety as a result about immigration what he should be thanks and I think is that the action this is that there is not necessarily on the figures any particular reason to feel anxiety but that's but there is reason to your anxiety about the shortfall in the provision of services which is something I think he and I would agree on but I think when you have this issue which is live I mean I don't knock them as many doors as Gary does but I know one of people who do in all parties to know that this is an issue for voters on the ground to say that it's not or to say that we shouldn't have a debate on us which is basically what's been said over the last two days that we shouldn't even debate this for fear that we all turn out to be ready yeah Gary I want to put that to Gary that the point is in America in the US and in the UK this matter is openly debated often often with venom that I've gone back to Enoch Powell and all this no I was saying I know are you saying are you saying that debate per se is unacceptable absolutely not but that's context to the base so I think it's important so do represent the working-class news agency I am NOT gonna allow doors on knockout doors later on today this is an issue that doesn't come up from me in the north inner-city this is an issue that doesn't come over off me but it comes up when somebody like Pat our toe being or somebody when Peter Casey destroyed to make a scapegoat of people who earn more vulnerable positions they'll highlight travelers and make a statement about travelers and all of a sudden they're on every news it was out late the next day and the day is following that asking well it's just a conversation that we need to have it's only conversation when people in particular positions of influence the story that they want to punch their Casey Casey and Petrov in should be banned from the areas let that context is we talk about concentration you're entitled to disagree with the interview the absolutely arable part of the beam is not running the college debate in societies that in a political a certain political organization hoping to develop policy what are you zoom off if you look at the developer the paper enforcement edge its legislation in $2 and and the point was made about competition and where it's low income people who are at most in competition if you go down to what's being called silicon ducks down and down on the ofse in around there you'll see people from all over the world down there who are competing for the same jobs that doesn't manifest itself our North Sea accusation made that this will somehow accrue hostility but it's only wonderful a that working-class people that we say to working class people are more prone to being hostile to migrants that's not a reflection of the reality that we know walk down Moore Street see how much the indigenous community of Dublin have integrated so lovingly with the new communities of come in there and set up their food shops samarium Parnell Street and all over Dublin this is they this is a wolf whistle that's designed to play into the deep isn't the most debased nature of the bay because in the absence of anything more substantial to say as I said migration into this country has been a positive force we have more great at all over the world and it's but one of the potential ramifications of this is things like and what happened in ruski if you look at debate as possibly needs to happen look at look at CCC's ation of operation Sofia where we're no longer taking migrants out of the Mediterranean ocean when their boats have been floated when they're fleeing from Africa these are the types of conversations that absolutely need to be having rather than simply saying well we've a a crisis of housing so let's close our borders towards migrants seeking refuge are people looking to build a life John as you know the political system both in terms of funding and I suppose in terms of starting a new party it screws new entrance you know there isn't really much opportunity for them do you think that parrot opine is is almost trying to get attention by raising this issue no I absolutely don't for a very simple reason I even and that is that he didn't raise it he was responding if you listen to the tape which I think the journalists in question had tweeted he was actually responding to a direct question he didn't raise this issue by himself it wasn't if he stood up in front of Carter people and said let's talk about immigration he was responding to a direct question his answers which then became the story and what's amazing in all of this but he probably knew that it will get him you know get us talking about to get every internal version well I don't know how he could have known that I even because I'm the 12th of January there was another politician who said and I quote directly that many people in Ireland have anxieties about immigration and we need to have a managed immigration policy and open debate about this that politician was the leader of Senegal and the foundation of the country speaking to Harry McGee in the Irish times and for some reason that didn't garner anywhere near the level of attention that mr. Tobin okay finally Gary getting different strokes for different folks I'll just think we need the whole I get the teacher can make I almost an identical statement and everyone just nods and Tara Tobin says something similar and everyone's up in arms now I think those picked a teacher come on there's considerable for Africa as well proposals an expectation of parents tambien as somebody who presents themselves have been of the left and they're making these sort of clearly right-wing statements and more representative of thyroid ology I think we're holding them to account on the basis that he's assuming himself to be left and part himself in that matter okay my thanks to both my guest John McGuirk on the line and Gary cancer Gary Gannon who's standing in the Dublin constituency for the European Parliament well speaking of European politics thank you both as I have been on air and the joint press conference of Michel Barnier and Leo Brad Kerr has taken place after their meeting in Dublin today the EU s chief brexit negotiator says Europe will stand fully behind Ireland through breaks it take a listen and that in relation to Barney a the Thresh of course no deal come Friday the 12th and the border issue still unresolved but Barney is hopeful of some progress this week it is not a easy task but I am confident I am confident we will find operational solutions one thing is certain whatever happens you will stand fully behind high you will stand fully behind Island yeah I suppose the question is what type of extension Europe is going to insist on particularly if there is no agreement in London as to what they're looking for will they insist on a year or what's called this flex extension which is that it will be a maximum of year unless if they agree with all agreement will be going to Gary Gibbon in Westminster in in under an hour up next we're gonna have perhaps one of the world's leading referees Nigel Owens and one of the organizers of the Union Cup a special rugby competition the summer in Syria

L’histoire du Brexit, épisode 1/2 : « Le pari raté de David Cameron »

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Premier volet de notre histoire du Brexit en vidéo. Les images fortes et les grands moments, éclairés par des cartes et des entretiens inédits, pour mieux comprendre cette crise historique.

Tempête, désastre, chaos… les mots manquent pour décrire les conséquences du référendum de juin 2016 sur la sortie du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne. Bientôt trois ans après le vote, rares sont ceux qui s’y retrouvent, tant chaque camp paraît divisé, chaque citoyen partagé.

Pour y voir plus clair, l’équipe vidéo du Monde revient sur les grandes étapes de cette crise historique. Une histoire du Brexit en deux parties, avec les images fortes, des cartes pour comprendre et des entretiens inédits avec des acteurs de premier plan : Michel Barnier, négociateur européen, l’ancien président de la République, François Hollande, et Ivan Rogers, ancien représentant du Royaume-Uni à Bruxelles.

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se rallieront nouvel accord qu'il est sûr de négocier avec bruxelles [Musique] et au début ce plan marche réélu en 2015 celui qu'on surnomme encore lucky dave dave le chanceux s'assure une confortable majorité en promettant à référendum et en plus il fait coup double ce vote lui est très utile à bruxelles pense surtout qu'il croyait qu'il allait le gagner et qu'il espérait faire pression sur ses partenaires européens parce qu'il y avait un risque pour obtenir par une négociation préalable au référendum ce qu'il n'aurait jamais arraché sans cette hypothèse où cette virtualité donc il en faisait aussi un argument à l'intérieur du conseil européen donnez moi ce que je veux ou autrement vous allez créer un malheur va leballeur il est venu alimenter la peur d'un éclatement de lui et lui permet d'obtenir des concessions des 27 autres pays de l'union en février 2016 ils signent un accord qui lui permet entre autres de réguler temporairement certaines migration le royaume uni qui bénéficie 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Union Fatcat Gets Schooled on Daily Politics

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That man has the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low grade bank clerk. Remember the CBI said we should join the Euro currency in the early 2000s, thank god we didn’t. Unison and Unite unions also told us to vote remain. Remember these people.

now yesterday the EU withdraw a bill which would convert all current EU law into UK law after brexit was introduced for its second reading in the House of Commons we'll show you a bit of that debate later but although the attention this week has been focused on life after we leave the EU the battle to define how Brexton actually happens goes on inside the government and opposition so where exactly are the fault lines Tory's concerned about the consequences of with rural from the single market and customs union that's people like Nikki Morgan and Anna Sabri have criticised the with rural bill for giving ministers too much power over how to incorporate EU law but Theresa Mays facing pressure from another side to the much larger euro skeptic group of conservative MPs yesterday a letter emerged in which dozens aged the prime minister not to stay in the EU by stealth the letter was circulated among a social media group containing two junior members of the government brexit minister steve baker and treasury aide sue elephan and des labor has agreed a three-line whip on its MPs to oppose the EU withdrawal bill as it stands the party's brexit spokesman Kier star mrs. Labour wants to stay in the single market and customs union during a transition but it's divided on the nature of the final deal with the EU one group of Labour MPs including former shadow ministers Heidi Alexander and Alison McGovern is campaigning for permanent membership of the single market but Labour's 2017 manifesto so freedom of movement will end after brexit something John MacDonald has said is absolutely clear there's expected to be lots of pressure at the party's conference from the Labour campaign for free movement backed by people like Clive Lewis for a rethink back in that campaign is the former union leader billy hayes he is here with me now in the studio and also joining us is the businessman and founder of labour leave John Mills thank you both for being here Billy what exactly do you want to do at conference will you be setting a motion down on this issue well that's still being debated as to what's going to be discussed but very much we want to be in favor of the continuation of free movement of Labor the the decision and of k-star mana from bench is a good move in the right direction so the third part of that has got be a continuation of free move maybe but only till the end of the transitional deal well let's let's just deal with where we are at the moment we have to see the whole brexit the disaster that's breaks has played out yet so it's at this stage we're campaigning there needs to be the continuation of the free movement of labour and just to be clear you've signed up to a campaign with commitment defending and extending the free movement of people in the context of the debate around brexit so do you ultimately want to make it easier for people to come here well I think the big thing is the immigration and the free movement has been a good thing for this country and he's a good thing the world's most successful economy is built on by the USA it was being built on immigration and immigration as being good for this country and that's what the labor campaign for free movements is about is a continuation of freemum which has been good for the UK and is good for our economy just to be clear in 2016 people voted for brexit do you not accept that limiting free movement was part of that vote well at the polls of that obviously was a path the whole question of immigration but there's a recent YouGov poll it's said that people would accept free movement of labour if there was a deal on the single market that was a Yugo poll so yes obviously immigration was a factor but you know the fact of the matter is free movements of labour in this country has been a good thing and John you know they're basically saying that it's the best way to protect and advance the interests of all workers what do you say to that well I'm not at all sure that's right I think what's happened in this country is that we've had a large amount of immigration from people from Eastern Europe with low income expectations who have come in competed quite strongly at the lower end of the labour market and the Bank of England produced a report showing that in fact this was depressing wages wages vary slightly and it was only one report that is obviously quoted quite heavily and the Bank of England have actually made that smaller since then well I think there is controversy and doubt about exactly the extent to which this has happened but it's very hard to believe that having large numbers of people coming into a quiet to work for low wages and people who have got lots of aspirations and preventive work hard doesn't have some effect on the labour market and I think also because we've had such a big influx of people who were prepared to work for low wages this is discourage investment in the UK productivity has been stuck for in this country for nearly 10 years now so I think there are downsides to having complete free movement of labour I think that the what the Labour Party really needs to do in the country needs to do is to put some constraints on labour there but have as free a movement as we possibly can of people who are on high incomes and have the skills that the economy really needs and Billy how do you respond to that the idea that there has been an impact on lower paid workers well you yourself had just said that you know that's debatable about what's done to wages in this country but you know what's interesting is the reaction to the Tory proposals a friend of mine was trying to get through to the the office of the CBI yesterday and the switchboard was jammed with businesses saying the recent Tory proposals I think you're talking about the late proposals yet just a pretty big crackdown yeah and in the CBI the switchboard damn it jammed yesterday where people trying to get through to say what is this nonsense they're talking about in terms of restriction of low-skilled to just leak you talk about so I think well you say that businesses were talking about that we didn't hear very much from the Labour from bench even Diana that the shadow home secretary who we know is somebody who was talked about the virtues of free movement hardly had anything to say about that leaked document well I can't speak for labour front bench what I can say is that labour campaign for free movement is about support and those people in the party and wider society who think immigration has been good for this country and is you know was helped with in lots of is there was a woman on the other day on the TV talking about the impact on care homes of these restrictions go in as I say on the CBI is as we all know is against their the government proposals I know you can't speak for the labor front bench but presumably you know quite a lot of the figures who are on the front bench do you know if any of them are supporting your position well we've got some MP support i can't-can't lu the whole list but former front bench member eyre clive Lewis is one of the supporters of labour campaign without naming them other people in the freeway well I'm not going to say if I know people on the front Bren she was supporting they become paying for free late movements of labour but do you know I think this is it this campaign is going to take off because people say we're gonna be in a single market if we're going to be in the customs union then the logic of that need that needs to be three movements of labour as well but labour went into the election saying free movement will end John McDonnell has said it kiss Dharma has said it Jeremy Corbyn has said it yeah I'm not speaking for the labor for benches as I'm speaking those people in the past you think so you think that levy should go against its manifesto well there wouldn't be the first time any parties come against what it said in its manifesto but but what the point being is that we need to stiffen the sinews of those in the party who believe that the free movement of labour in this country in the Europe has been a good thing for Britain and John this is really challenging for labour because there are voters on both sides of this divide and they're very passionate I think they are but I think there's a large majority in the country who are in favor of a reasonable amount of immigration but aren't in favor of completely unrestricted immigration and you know if Billy's campaign is going to allow everybody in from EU why don't we let everybody in from all over the world I mean it seems to be some logic ality about all this and what did you think of the leaked proposals from the government about a post brexit system I thought they were far far too restrictive and kryptonian so what sort of system would you like to say well I think we need some constraints on on on free movement of labour from Easter from Eastern Europe but it's free a system as we can possibly devise for people who the economy needs for all sorts of purposes and some of them are highly skilled and some of them are other people like picking fruit okay and Jack where's all this going to go at labour conference it's gonna be a bun fight I mean you've seen there you know this this debate is happening right the way through the labour party at the moment and Kirsten and the shallow breaks actually has maneuvered the party into quite cleverly into a position without too much of a trouble but if you speak quietly and I'm sure you've done it yourself to certain Labour MPs particularly ones from northern constituencies where a lot of people vote it breaks it they're very nervous about Labour's current position on this they're very worried that their voters are going to turn around and say hang on you're trying to stop brexit happening all together that said you know it's about in the Election Jeremy Corbyn did say he done free movement but when asked if the numbers would come down he said maybe which suggests that they did pretty well in the election without going too hard on immigration well I mean I found billy's interview they're quite extraordinary really I mean you blithely talk about it being possible to renege on your manifesto the history recent history of parties that just blindly ignore their manifesto commitments isn't exactly a pretty one look what happened to the Liberal Democrats the toys have learnt a few things to their cost as well and I found it extraordinary that you weren't challenged on the claim that brexit is a disaster where is your evidence for that we haven't got brexit yet and furthermore you know you repeatedly claimed that people want free movement of people well the result of the brexit referendum was clearly indicating that people do want an end of free movement of people and I find it very strange that you continue to press for this and I think your campaign is going nowhere really well I wouldn't be the first time a journalist has told me the campaign I was involved in is going nowhere but what is definitely but it is a good point isn't it you know you make promises in an election and you can't just break them and then also how do you know the prex it's going to be a disaster well I think if you talk to the business community about the impact of the talks we haven't even left the EU yet and the impact of the talks if you talk to people in business in the CBI they can see what's what's looming large in terms of you know if we're going to be in a single market yeah just on the bots currently be mentioned and that and the customs union as this seems to be moving move be movements away from that's not the case we're not going to remain in the single market in the customs union that's the labor position but the fact of the matter is what's looking like that's what's going to happen and the u.s. if you're in a single market you must get support the free movement of labour of labor that's you know and I don't do you saying that labor should keep that as a permanent position then I don't speak for the labor policy I'm speaking for this campaigner at the moment we're campaigning to make sure but you were all running to be representative of the conference arrangements committee which is very influential committee and what's discussed a conference yeah in fact the ballot has just closed let's try a few minutes ago yeah so you do speak for the Labour Party to some extent haven't been elected yeah I don't know whether I'm gonna be elected to succour I can't take responsibility for a conference Arrangements committee I haven't been elected to look all the people who before brags it you know the mail and all the various genomes and all the rest to it the fact of the matter is the three movements of labour in this country in the European Union has been a good thing for this how damaging John could this be for the Labour Party these differences well I don't think it helps getting the labour party elected to the next general election to have all these differences I think that would be much better than the Labour Party could care less round policy and support the government and unite the country as much as possible on these negotiations I mean it is difficult but I think that's what lay but what to be doing rather than further and further dividing the country by some of those sorts of proposals we've heard ok we'll be keeping an eye on all of it now as we mentioned

UKIP: The First 100 Days | Monday, 9pm | Channel 4

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What do the British government, police and institutions do if they think someone is Radical? In a series of films Catrin Nye (@CatrinNye ) examines the options. In this film she looks at ‘Arrest’ and meets Benjamin Raymond, spokesperson for National Action – a small far right group who keep getting arrested. He is a proud racist and many viewers will find his views offensive. Directed, filmed and edited by Ben Lister


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Nigel Farage is asked if he wants to apologise for his "Breaking Point" poster.

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“How many of those people in the poster made it to Britain? None.”
Krishnan Guru-Murthy questions Nigel Farage about the “Breaking Point” poster – which has been criticized by some on both sides of the referendum debate.

I'm joined now by Nigel Faraj the u-clip leader from his final rally of the campaign at Gateshead Nigel Faraj your poster has been taken by many people as deeply offensive upsetting racist anti-muslim would you like to apologize to them tonight well you know I is either very similar poster to that two months before with very little debate the problem with the poster wasn't the image after all it appeared on all of our front page newspapers and the strap line the EU has failed us all you know what I'm saying is that what mrs. Merkel did last year has led to a huge crisis inside the European Union add that to the euro crisis and what on earth are we doing there as members of this failing Union okay so no apology was a pause do you see well let me let me fetch the point do you see that why people would regard this as then a phobic and racist I mean there you are in front of a poster full of brown faces on the move coming into Europe with a big banner headline saying breaking points the only white face has been obscured by text many people took that as deeply offensive and I ask you again do you want to take this opportunity to say sorry well the Schengen zone is at breaking point that's undeniable the picture was true it wasn't doctored but what I apologize for is the timing you know some people have have been given the impression that somehow we issued this poster after the appalling murder in the street that took place we know nobody says I don't want to bring the joke of that feeling really unfortunate and and we and after that we was drew it and we stopped campaigning now we're assuming a whole series of posters that was the first of six the second series were in the newspapers today there'll be more tomorrow the trouble is mr. Faraj that you know and I let's keep the whole question of Joe Cox out of this particular discussion because you know nobody I'm aware of is accused you getting of releasing after what happened you know you have said a series of provocative things to do with foreigners you've talked about you know you accuse piece of Mandelson of rubbing rubbing noses in diversity you've accused Baroness varsity effectively of lying today and it comes on the back of this this this poster that again I say it doesn't have any white faces it was about Syrian refugees I have nothing to do with European migration they were oh this or that's or anything like that but but that is the crisis that has affected Europe over the course of the last Britain because bit you don't seem to understand we are members of a political union despite the fact we opted out I'm pleased to say of some bits of it we're still a member of that Union and it's a union that's failing and I don't want us to stay part of this failure how many of those people in the poster made it to Britain none well that is not what the poster was about as I say the EU has failed this all is well what I can well the Schengen zone with barriers going up everywhere is I think not you're shaking at breaking point Schengen is is a big part of the European Union as is the euro zone and one of the one of the answers that the EU is trying to come up with is a common immigration policy now once again we'll be told by British politicians we're knocked out of it but every time the EU broadens deepens moves ahead we get dragged a little bit in its wake the EU is a failure it doesn't represent the modern 21st century there are Euroskeptic movements growing up on the north south east and west of the european union and i very much hope than what we do on thursday is to give hope to people who believe in democracy in the other countries my point is that in accusing politicians like the Prime Minister and Baroness Varsity of lying of running posters like this of accusing the Labour Party of rubbing our noses in diversity whatever that may mean you are part of what has dragged British politics into the gutter really so this is the prime minister who put poster trucks around London – two years ago saying if you're illegal everything he does and we were asking when we get a chance this much value to account for what you know don't attack him Akali all you've done I didn't mock up a poster truck I put a factual photograph as one of a series of six posters in the last week of a campaign that reflected the truth when you tell your image that poster run-on sorry when did you approve that image when at the week before because a week before such thing with the other images that you'll see tomorrow and going on look nobody nobody thinks that mrs. Merkel got this right last year I certainly don't and I don't think a growing number of the electors inside the EU think so I yeah the point is none of those people are coming to Britain Mr Farage that may well be a problem for Angela Merkel in Germany it's not a problem for British voters this Thursday what it is because we're part of a union that isn't working is dysfunctional is backward looking and it's holding our country back and there is there is a big debate about the 508 million people that have EU passports and believe you me the impacts of that on schools on hospitals on housing on wages these are the kind of things that voters in Newcastle are going to make their minds up on over the course of the next couple of days and I I would still say that this is the number one determinant in terms of how people will go out and vote on Thursday your colleague Erin banks is polling on the impact of the killing of Joe Cox did you did you approve that as well and what do you think of it he's not a colleague of mine he works with different organisation and I and I would expect as you I think you gov have an opinion poll coming out in one of the main national newspapers tomorrow where they will poll the effects of what's happened to British opinion post this awful tragedy do you think it's tacky if you I've been asking you go whether they should close down I have no idea I think there'll be lots of people polling to see what the effects of this is it may be deeply cynical but I mean that's the way the polling industry works so just just on immigration again as you seem to think it is the big issue for for Thursday I mean you know do you not see that you know all the experts so I know you like to disparage say that we need a much greater level of immigration than you're comfortable with to maintain Britain's growth in GDP well of course mr. Osborne and others will tell you mass immigration is good because it gives an increase in GDP what it doesn't give is an increase in GDP per capita and you know which is also around looks at different surveys GDP per capita has gone other ways and if we said for those earning good money yes not for those earning average money and that's the point what we've had is not how it works out mr. Faraj I put numbers here of unskilled and semi-skilled labor and GDP data has gone up just six years in a row there was a report there was a reporter to get your facts right but the effects that the effects of net migration were negative on the British economy others say it's positive at any what we'll do I'll meet you in the middle let's say it's about even but one thing for certain there are other issues than money it's called quality of life and the quality of life for people on average incomes in this country is diminishing with the population rising at half a million people a year and we have a chance on Thursday to take back control of our borders so that a British Parliament and government can set the right levels Nigel Faraj thank you very much indeed

How Brexit is Toppling the Tory House of Cards

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Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Tories post Brexit. Nigel Evans, former vice chairman of the Conservative party talks about what he expects from a post Brexit Britain. Plus who will be the next leader of the Conservatives?

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well the political reverberations from last week's European referendum continue to send seismic shock waves through the British political landscape there are earthquakes in the UK's two largest parties the Tories are tearing themselves apart and backstabbing Blairites are attempting a coup in the Labour Party the former vice chair of the ruling Conservative Party Nigel Evans said this week that the Westminster scene makes house of cards look like tele tubbies he joins me now thanks so much Nigel for coming back on the show we only deal with issues on going under your not personalities but just explain that comment you made about house of cards and Teletubbies well intrigue treachery you've got it all if Michael Dobson no wrote house of cards who sits in the House of Lords if he tried to have written what's gone on in the last week people would have said it's a bit far-fetched that Michael isn't it I mean we can barely believe it I've been a member of parliament for 24 years and I've never seen scenes like it at Westminster it's not only the leadership fest within my own party and at one stage we had more runners and riders than the Grand National but that's whittled down to five and of course the intrigue as to Boris I mean I just can't make sense of it it's moving so rapidly now of course as I said but sadly don't really matter it is the issues so whether it's Boris or it's Gove what what do you think of the outcome of the rector referendum as regards bricks it actually happening you please I absolutely delighted I was a shadow Secretary of State for Wales at a time when they had the referendum in Wales on devolution and it was forty nine point six percent against 50.3 in favor that was on a fifty two percent turn out what happened we gave devolution to Wales now this one is much much larger as you know fifty two percent in favor of Lee forty-eight percent against on a seventy two percent Turner 1.4 million more people voting to leave the European Union the deciding to stay and David Cameron at The Dispatch Box on Monday accepting the verdict of the British people President yanka accepting the verdict of the British people and indeed one of our leading tenders for the Tory leadership who was on the remain campaign just I'm talking about Theresa May she didn't fight a valiant campaign I mean she was a sub radar for most of it and I suspect it's because of the fact that many of us thought that she really was a break sit here but the fact is she is now accepted that we're going to leave the European Union it's now a matter of when not if well you mentioned Brussels Berlin corridors of Westminster is the delay in article 50 really more to do with Washington maybe even the Federal Reserve as regards the attack on the pound which has been rising when there was a lot of quantitative easing and put in and again is dropping yeah well we were through project favor we're told that everything would collapse and it would be Armageddon and there would be a recession and a plague of locusts I mean none of this is happening there was clearly jitters within the market and that's now corrected itself the shares all the way up but surely it corrected itself because quarter of a quarter of a trillion pounds that's double the NHS annual budget is being printed in money to do this this and can the Bank of England keeping this money not this confidence there is confidence out there I mean we we know that the market expected remain to win and that's how when the pound went up there on the night I mean I remember ten o'clock on thursday very well when I was told that the pound is up the shares are up you gave say seven percent lead for remain and Nigel Farage has conceded defeat and what happened you know the Newcastle result came in a couple of hours later and then everybody knew history was in the making now we knew the influence of the conservative press she was very important given the leak a letter from the leadership candidate Michael Gove how much pressure can Rupert Murdoch and maybe the Lord Dacre from the Daily Mail how much pressure can they put on this debate before article 50 as regards the type of negotiation we have I think that there will be a lot of scrutiny as to the processes that government follows post-september the night when we've got our new leader and I think just everybody will want to make absolutely certain that there is absolutely no backtracking we are going to leave the European Union in its entirety so there's none of this backtracking as to whether we are in the single market or outside the single market the fact is that if we try and do a deal with the European Union on free trade access to their markets and they say only if there is unrestrained numbers coming in here UK what we're here just ain't gonna happen immigration was an integral part a pivotal part of the campaign for the eight weeks people are very concerned about controlling immigration numbers from within the European Union to the United Kingdom and if we can't get a deal on that there's not an acceptance by the European Union that we are going to actually have proper border controls then as far as I'm concerned we will trade with the European Union but outside of the single market do you think the Home Secretary Theresa May who's the bookies favourite and we should say favorites for conservative leadership never win I think draya's well Boris was her favorite and look he pulled out so you're right it was forbidden may does she share those views as to the single market and vs. immigration wells in red lines that's one of the unknown questions that I people like myself will need to get answered before I decide now where my votes going to be was with Boris and now I will be looking at all the candidates that are there and I'll be seeking assurances from them that number one that we're going to leave the European Union and Teresa's you know ticks the box there and so do all the clearly the brexit ear candidates and number two about the controls on immigration that cannot be compromised as far as access to the single market and we can write off crab who on social media is known just for alleged homophobia and Liam Fox who's been on this show who is yeah Larry hawkish secretary-general oh I'm a gay man open a gay man and I've got no problems with Stephen Crabbie's really I've known him for many years I he's not homophobic and I've known liam fox fur for many years as well he's a great friend of mine and in fact if anything the the field of the candidates that we've got a very strong I like each of them in in in some ways and some have got weaknesses some have got different strengths and I think it's going to be up to the people like me to decide where we're going to go now with our Boris votes as to where it's going to finally end up there Joe levels thank you thank you

Britain's homeless children: 'We slept on the buses' | The new arrivals

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When families with small children fall through the social safety net, they can find themselves sleeping rough – in bin sheds, hospital receptions or night buses

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every night I was worried for their safety a family sitting at the bus stop by 2:00 a.m. if I was a child I would be scared the worst day was having to wonder posture that I wondering wondering until the morning comes all I knew was that we were homeless and I we had nowhere too steep in 21st century britain you don't expect to see children sleeping rough but across the country that's exactly what's happening we're seeing children sleeping with their parents on the night buses children and parents sleeping in the accident and emergency departments hospitals we've known families who slept in bin sheds Britain isn't supposed to be a place where we let children sleep on the streets and yet this is the day-to-day reality for significant numbers of migrant families in London and in other parts of the UK Tambora and bio were living and working in Britain when their first child James was born when he was just a few months old their plans to return to Nigeria to renew their visas were disrupted when James was diagnosed with a serious medical condition the doctor said that if we take our child back to Nigeria that he would lose his sight and his life expectancy would be got shot so it was it was he more like deciding to overstay knowing what we didn't even see that that it was more of trying to fight for my son my visa application was eventually refused they were unable to work and so had to be supported by friends late last year Tambora and bio had run out of options and so approached their local authority for help they were turned away and found themselves homeless with their three sons they were homeless on and off for seven months they spent a night in a police station nights in an A&E ward and a week in an empty house but many nights they rode buses for hours until they found a friend who could take them in we take a long bus ride at least to keep warm with the children some of them would have slept on the boss and having to carry and drag them with the suitcases and everything my older one was sort of trying to get grasp of what is happening and it would turn to me as a wise mommy crying oh what's happening at first I felt angry as a same time sad if you'd like I can pick you up from school stop trying so cool to make sure that we have a place to sleep and if it doesn't work by late most are wondering it's just anything we can't Phillip is asleep sleeping rough over the winter months the two youngest boys developed asthma some weeks they weren't able to attend school or was so tired they would fall asleep in class James dropped from the top of his class to the bottom their middle child developed behavioral issues I think in the last couple of years we've seen more families who have experienced street homelessness where the local authority have concluded that the children aren't in need because they don't think the parents are credible it's moved so far away from an assessment of whether the children are in need and more an interrogation of the parents social workers usually start from a position of mistrust so their first question when families present will be not what are your children's needs but bluntly speaking are you trying to scam us we've known of cases where a child has been asked by a social worker if your family is destitute how come your shoes look so shiny crying mothers have been told well the fact that you're crying must mean that you have something to hide often these families have faced some sort of crisis a relationship breakdown domestic violence a sudden job loss for the first time they look to the state for help only to find the state isn't there my answer brought me here when my mother passed away in jail since I've been here my father passed away is all mary has lived to remain in the UK with no access to public funds and so can't access benefits or normal homelessness support when she was three months pregnant her husband kicked her out and refused to have any contact with her I did try to you know go back to my husband's family site but none of them were responsive to any of my calls or texts also why the whole pregnancy stuff the relationship between my Aunty and I wasn't great so she didn't allow me back to her house I didn't have anywhere else to go with no support network no money and an infant son Mary turned to Camden Council for help they refused she has been living in the spare room of a stranger's house organised by a charity but this week she will have to leave and has no idea where she will go next she's one step away from sleeping on the streets I can't see myself sleeping in the other bus the war the bus station with my child who knows what literally happened to me and my child that night the option that we have is probably to go to the police station from there I don't know what's going to happen the council had told Mary that her son could live with her ex-partners family but she says the relationship has broken down to such an extent that if she gave them her son she would not be able to see him according to a report from the charity nelma in 20% of the cases they saw women were told to return to an estranged partner to solve a housing crisis even when there had been a history of violence and abuse at one point Mary said the local authority told her that to solve her problems they could take her baby into care that got me really mad because I'm not saying that I'm not capable looking after my child I can look after my child myself what we need from you is a is a shelter being homeless has an abiding psychological effect on children and we've met children the morning after they've spent the night in a police station because social services have turned them away we've heard them sobbing over the phone we've seen them mute and list us the next day there's no amount of explanation I'm gonna give to him as a three-year-old he's not gonna understand it boy it was in pain I'm I can't help him and I just held him and I was just crying and I was pleading with him if you don't worry that I will soon be all over there's gonna be better things that Tambora bio and the boys were eventually housed by the local authority after a judicial review of their case they now have a roof over their heads but the impact of that seven months of homelessness stays with them what they've done to my children is they've taken their innocence away the kids to have nightmares the middle one wets the bed they should not be Street homeless children in the UK this is not what you think about Britain no this is not what the world out there knows about breathing up how their people are suffering I think it's only a matter of time before there's some form of tragedy really wouldn't be surprised if someone dies at some point because of this we really really need help for the sake of my child I have no idea what's going to happen next

EU gender balance contradictions – UKIP MEP Louise Bours

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• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 8 October 2015

• Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group. – #LouiseBours

• Debate: Equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation
– Report: Anna Záborská (A8-0213/2015)
Report on the application of Directive 2006/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation
Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

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thank you mrs. Boris two minutes Thank You Joan well you all seem in a pretty confused state to me you don't really know what is you actually want you've now started to completely contradict yourselves which I know is absolutely nothing new for this place but but now it's so blatant in paragraph 34 you called for EU gender-neutral job classifications and evaluation systems yet in paragraph 13 you demand the introduction of binding gender quotas so what is it jobs based on the gender of a person or jobs irrespective of the gender do you want to fight discrimination or don't you in paragraph 37 you call for EU mandatory pay audits the listed companies in order to obtain gender data you call for the introduction of sanctions at EU level that would exclude companies from procurement of goods and services financed with public subsidies so are you saying you on the EU to block companies from using public goods services and money if there isn't an appropriate gender balance in paragraph 41 you call for a reversal in the burden of proof between employer and employee now are you aware this would require a complete alteration at the UK judicial system we'll just throw away shall we the concept of innocent until proven guilty and finally in paragraph 50 you want the EU to conduct a study on the situations of working mothers Mother's you choose to stay at home and women without children who have made the choice to work and why to find out how each affects the labour market it's almost as if you want to belittle those who don't conform to your view of what the role of the woman should blit be please do something useful let's talk about FGM let's talk about false marriage let's speak out about the abuses of women across the world but please just stop wasting all of our time what's the me

Royston Smith on Polish community numbers

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Councillor Royston Smith from Southampton City Council talking to Henley on BBC’s Sunday Politics South show about Polish community numbers in Southampton.

well when the last group of Eastern European countries joined the EU in 2004 many Polish people came to work in the south and many of them in Southampton at one point the estimate was that one in 10 of the city's population was polish joining me now a royston Smith who was the conservative leader of the city council for much of the time those people were moving here and dr. Paulina trevenna who's been working on a study of that communities experiences um royston there was a feeling that we just didn't expect what happened in South Hampton and there were specific pressures went there they were the numbers have been hugely exaggerated in reg duket during the HD by-election exaggerated and numbers but it was it was an impact and some will talk about one in ten of the population it was less than than I know it was less than that because what we were having to do was say that we have we think this many Eastern Europeans but the government are only funding us for about seven or eight thousand and as we were funded by head of population when you're under funded that puts pressure on your services so this isn't a racist or an immigration issue particularly it was a funding issue for Southampton I would come into inflation call didn't know exactly how many people had come here why they come in what they needed they were just turning up on the council's doorstep and saying lots housing we need housing here we need that they had jobs a lot of the time than they land and maybe they did that many of them did have jobs and they're only through agencies they were coming through agencies the only way we were counting them were National Insurance registrations that's the only way we could count how many numbers were coming in Southampton we didn't have that that that that we weren't sophisticated enough that we had to pretty much guess what it was but we knew from all sorts of services that people were applying for and because there was a Polish community in Southampton anyway yes so we knew that the numbers were significant down the road in Portsmouth there were almost none in comparison but Southampton had a big influx of Eastern Europeans virtually all at once and it it swamped us and

Ukip's heartland: immigration, the EU and clean toilets

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Will Brexit actually reduce migration to Britain? Maybe not – BBC Newsnight

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Dan Hannan MEP, leading voice of the Brexit campaign, explains to Evan Davis that the future of Britain’s relationship with the EU might not see immigrant numbers dramatically reduced, but could see freedom of Labour, ‘inside a common market but outside political integration’.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.



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la parola ala Presidente Concilio europeo dalla – Thank You mr. president the members of the European Parliament dear friends from this place I would like to say words of comfort and solidarity with the whole French nation in the faith of the Paris tragedy I say these words not only the President of the European Council but also as a citizen of Gdansk 90% destroyed and burned and later rebuilt you will also rebuilt your cathedral from Strasbourg the French capital of the European Union I Cologne all the 28 member states to take part in this task I know that France could do it alone but at stake here is something more than just material help the burning of the notre-dame Cathedral has again made of the word that we are bound by something more important and more profound than treaties today we understand better the essence of that which is come common we know how much we can lose and that we want to defend it together last week the European Council of 27 leaders in agreement with the government of the United Kingdom granted a flexible extension of the article 50 period unto the 31st of October this year this extension gives our British friends more time and political space to find their way out of the current situation I hope that they will use this time in the best possible way the European Council will be awaiting a clear message from the UK on a way forward if there is role agreement were to be defied the extension period to automatically end of the first day of the following month meaning that the UK would leave the Union on that day it is clear to everyone that there will be no reopening of the withdrawal agreement however to facilitate the ratification process the eu-27 is ready to reconsider the political declaration on the future relationship if the UK position were to evolve last week the European Council changed the logic of granting and much shorter extension than requested by the UK to giving an extension that is much longer I proposed such a change as in my view it has a few advantages first and foremost only a long extension and shows that all options remain on the table such a ratification of the current withdrawal agreement or extra time to rethink brexit if that were the wish of the British people second this extension allows the you to focus on other priorities that I at least as important like trade with the United States or the new EU leadership I know that farm have expressed fear that the UK might want to disrupt the EU s functioning during this time but the eu-27 didn't give in to such fear and scam or Goering in fact from the very beginning of the bracketed process the UK has been a constructive and responsible you member state and so we have no reason to believe that this should change first the flexible extension delays the possibility of a No Deal breaks it by over six months thanks to this millions of people and businesses have gained at least some certain in these unstable times one of the consequences of our decision is that the UK will hold European elections next month we should approach this seriously a few key members of the European Parliament will be there for several months maybe longer there will be full members of the Parliament with all the rights and obligations I am speaking about this today because I have strongly opposed to the idea that during this further extension the UK should be treated as a second category Member State no it cannot therefore I also ask you to reject similar ideas if they were to be voiced in this house I know that on both sides of the channel everyone including myself if exhausted with grexit which is completely understandable however this is not an excuse to say let's get it over with just because we are tired we must continue to deal with brexit with an open mind and in a civilized manner because whatever happens we are bound by common fate and we want to remain friends and close partners in the future during the European Council one of the leaders warned us not to be dreamers and that we shouldn't think that bracket could be reversed I didn't respond at the time but today in front of you I would like to say at this rather difficult moment in our history we need the dreamers and dreams we cannot give in to fatalism at least I will not stop dreaming about a better and united Europe dear friends this is our last meeting in your current term I hope to have the opportunity to meet most of you after the elections thank you thank you very much mr. president take a load El Presidente el grupo de Lancie democracy dreamer Alan really give a roasted mr. president to de Burgh to comically a president a square president un curve X prime a modular doc Robinson D ya swaha par I'm a much busier consumer of a chef Lynette not redundant pas he al satin more Vario nyaka Bluebell Kadampa si sit not redundant party Sinatra Dom de France said not Adam d-hop John's vision mr. president mr. tusk I know that this Parliament this Parliament has in fact no say in the decision that you have made on Wednesday but nevertheless I want to warn you for one thing and that is for the consequences of the decision of last week because until now we kept the unity in European Union the unity among the 27 member states but also the unity between the three institutions the council the Parliament and the Commission and a unity built around our negotiator I wanted to recall that here today Michel Barnier who I want to applaud here for all the work he has done dear colleagues and this disunity disunity in my opinion mr. tusk I have to tell you that very frankly is is at risk now instead of sending mrs. May back to London with no extension at all or maybe with an ultimately very short one a few days a week you give her six months but six months everybody knows that on the 31st of October it's in fact too near for a substantial rethink of brexit and at the same time too far away to prompt any action that's the problem with the decision that has been taken and I will not go so far as koban here we would call it rubbish because he calls everything rubbish in the Parliament but I fear that it will continue the uncertainty I fear that it will prolong the indecision and I fear most of all that it will import the brexit mass into the European Union and moreover that it will poison the upcoming European election moreover I my fear is that it will make from this Parliament that we say that in Dutch I don't know if you have that expression a pigeon house a dovecote with British members flying in British members flying out and at the same time waiting on the substitute benches a number of members of 14 other European countries Banksy colleagues has already done a work on this he painted to the house in Westminster as a house a fool of monkeys he could be inspired to maybe make a second work to paint this Emma cycle in Strasbourg full of pigeons and my fear mr. tusk my fear is that with this decision the pressure to come to a cross-party agreement as mr. cabal has talked about disappears as weak the last days and that both parties conservatives and labour well again what they did already four months run down the clock and the proof of this is was at the first decision the House of Commons has taken off your decision was to go in holidays so really I never thought I should say that in my life here in this in this Parliament but maybe the only thing that can save us is Nigel Farage now why as you will hear today he is already campaigning he is already rallying with a new party the brexit party catching up with the Conservatives in the polls and all parties labour and the conservative risk to wiped out during the European election so my advice to you mr. Corbett is that if they are not stupid bird part is they make a Sparty deal now immediately in the coming days to avoid this imminent disaster and finally mr. tusk in the aftermath of the decision you said something and you have repeated it a few moments ago you said we may avoid Britain leaving to you and I'm against in fact brexit leaving the EU but it's not all decision it was a decision of the British people so what my fear is is that instead of killing brexit the decision could risk killing Europe at least bucket down again for years putting our energy in negotiations with British leaders like mr. Corbyn or mr. Johnson who in fact in their heart despise Europe and this at the moment while we need all our energy to put all our energy in reform in the renewal of our European Union and that is what we and you also should solely focus on as president of the European Council and that spirit was in my opinion absent last week Wednesday thank you thank you mr. Faraj five minutes thank you good morning what I have tried for 20 years to do myself out of this job and I thought I'd succeeded little did I realize what the UK political class would do so the morning message is I'm coming back in fact lots and lots of us are coming back because mr. behalf stat is right yes I said that first time ever you're quite right the brexit party will sweep the board in these elections and there is only one way it can be stopped and that is if the governing party of mrs. may and the opposition of mr corbyn come together and agree to a permanent customs union and indeed effectively membership of the single market if that happens the brexit party won't win the European elections but it will win the general election because the betrayal will be so complete and utter so I don't believe it's going to happen and it's 15 years as a joint also president of a group I have been to dozens of European summits and again and again I've seen conflict between nation-states and the European institutions whether it was the Austrians or the Irish or the Hungarians or indeed the Greeks and there is one golden rule always and that is that Brussels wins the power and might of Brussels always wins but I've never been to the European summit quite like last week where for the second time in two weeks a British prime minister comes along and begs begs for an extension to article 50 it was humiliating not just to be in Brussels but humiliating for the standing of our country around the world you know the Commonwealth America many of these countries that actually like us still believe that we're a great nation and yet we have sunk to this a prime minister that promised as we'd leave on the 29th of March that then said we might leave on the 12th of April that we definitely leave on the 30th of June and now we're being told we'll leave on the 31st of October Halloween trick or treaty make your minds up and if it's your last day mr. Yonker well I hope that we leave together on that day but actually if it's left to this appalling Prime Minister if it's left to our politicians in Parliament I know that it's not going to happen in the past I know I've always criticized the power without accountability of senior bureaucrats in Brussels but for once I have to say that this mess is not your fault your position has been clear from the start the mess is the fault of British politics of two parties who both promised us in their manifestos they would deliver brexit who signed up to article 50 which expressly said we would leave with or without a deal that is where the betrayal is and I do share with members great sadness that appalling tragedy of the not renowned being burned down yes that he's something very beautiful has been lost but something very vital is being lost in the United Kingdom and I thought the deaths column of a Times newspaper yesterday summed it up rather well UK democracy on the 29th of March 2019 aged 312 it was with sad regret the democracy died quietly in her sleep at 11:00 p.m. on March the 29th 2019 the cause of death was foul play and the culprits have yet to be brought to justice democracy campaigned for the rule of law human rights and always always favoured the majority in her decisions she will be sorely missed God have mercy on our soul what is happening in British politics beginning on May the 23rd isn't now just about brexit isn't now just about us leaving the European Union it's about what kind of country we are we have the oldest longest-serving continuous Parliament in the world the mother of Parliament's we have fought and given much for that principle of nation-state democracy not just for us but for our friends in Europe too I sent some some in my country disillusionment but in others I sense a burning anger not one to put on yellow vests and protest but one that says we need a peaceful political revolution in our country we need to sweep away the two-party system that has led us down so badly and I think you're all going to be very very surprised by what happens on May the 23rd it will be a new future for British democracy and goodness me it's needed colleagues we I have received some blue card requests but in because the president has set the precedent we don't give look hard requests during the leaders speeches so we will now move to mr. baton three minutes but never be happening if the referendum decision of 2016 had been honored then Britain would have left long ago instead the Democrat this democratic decision of sixteen point four seventeen point four million people is being deliberately and cynically betrayed the European elections in May will inevitably be a rerun of the referendum question whatever the political parties say the voters choice will boil down to voting do we remain in the European Union or do we leave the European Union the remainders should vote for the Liberal Democrats they are the true party of remain levers should vote for the UK Independence Party you Kipp is the true party of leave voting conservative or labour is truly a wasted vote because nobody including them actually knows where they stand on this issue UKIP's policy is clear and straightforward it is one of unilateral and unconditional withdrawal but these elections will divide people into two distinct groups not just in the UK but across Europe one group will be those who consent to be governed by a foreign power the European Union the second group will be those who vote to rebel against further EU integration and in favor of returning democratic powers to the nation-state one group will be voting for freedom and independence the other group will be voting for subservience and Submission one thing that we can be sure of is that euro skeptic MEP s will return in big numbers and their voters will be voting for a return to democratic accountability an end to austerity measures and for their economies to be run in their interests and for their benefit they will be voting to end mass uncontrolled immigration they will be voting for parties that want to preserve their culture and their civilization there will be a great populist vote across Europe now in the United Kingdom we have the simplest choice vote to remain or vote to relieve leave it was the electoral threat of the UK Independence Party that brought about a referendum in the first place and you Kipp will continue to fight to make brexit happen you Kipp MEP s elected on the 23rd of May will continue the political struggle to set Britain free from the European Union and a vote for you Kip on the 23rd of May will send a clear message to Her Majesty's Government leave on WTO WTO terms immediately you kick doesn't just campaign for brexit we actually want to make it happen a vote for you Kipp is always a vote to leave the European Union and the British public should vote you Kip on the 23rd of May

Two ANGRY Brexiteers CLASH With James O'Brien – LBC

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Carolyn was with Carol what would you like to say oh yeah okay um first of all I'd like to start by saying I don't like any politicians of any color like their faith or trust or beliefs of them any more than that and your position I yeah well some experience as a number of years of what their of their broken promises their lives at that transaction because all political colors and that's been all country violence I don't believe in politicians they've always always let us now unfortunately that's not have a row about this but but we we've lived since the end of the Second World War this country has created the welfare state has created the National Health Service which had almost uninterrupted economic growth we've taken some wrong terms in my view in in the last sort of 30 years with regard to shifting from profiteering and privatization of free-market politics away from something that you could describe a slightly more caring but but politicians created the NHS Carol so you know some of them are all right okay that's a long thing to go into a that was the past and I wasn't living in those days I'm talking about my experience they campaign against FTM they get success on on you know issues of child poverty we've got interventions on all sorts of educational levels I just I recognize your position but it you know what it is Carol I'll tell you it just it upsets me that's all so let's move on I get it I get it like them because I don't trust them okay that's in my experience yes I'm coming back to and breakfast and you I feel that has been exploited by these billionaires that you mentioned yeah exploited and created and created okay here's the thing this is what I you know as I just a normal person a normal working person that listens to right-wing news to left-wing and middle you use basically all the news stories and people's voice it's not just on now because on another sessions as well I hear frustration I hear from the average man your average working but it's man I have frustration I hear anger things that don't exist usually it's usually at things that don't exist and no one's spoken to the more than I have on the set what are you angry about yeah it all falls apart okay you're impossible in my opinion it's not openly okay well mine's an opinion and it could be that yes there precedes its perceptions but cuz them very it's reality you can't reason somebody out of a position that they haven't been reasoned into can you so if they're angry about something that's not true how do you fix it you do interruptin because I'm so interested in what you're saying I'm asking supplementary question I won't interrupt you again and so they're experiences that I've heard on a number of occasions has not been addressed by it by the politicians of any color whether they're people labor for example conservatives that sector oh goodness sakes let's say the key thing which we hear over and over and over again which is man not immigration but mass immigration and that they you're joking now yeah this is all we just spent five minutes dancing around the idea and all we're going to do is just mention immigration again and you're going to complain about being interrupted quietly less immigration I mean you've got a voice immigrations all for me how can people hear me can you hear me out there radio land I don't think you can he's talking over me those who don't have a voice or a state in the disciplines but directly affects their lives through an excessive competition for jobs homes infrastructure etc of course Ilkka angry because they feel that they're losing out why do you think the remain focused why do you think remain votes were higher in the areas of highest immigration remain was highest in the highest in the areas of highest immigration yeah well because a lot of immigrants feel that the EU is protecting you know right so they voted for more competition for jobs and infrastructure and school places and health places did they Carol this is why I have to interrupt people this this is why I have to interrupt people because if I don't they just continue talking rubbish endlessly you told me people haven't been heard people have voted against it because of immigration immigration immigration why why why would people vote for more of the things you described in the areas where the things you described are most prevalent there is no answer to that Carol but I'm going to give you a couple of minutes to try to just provide everything I've just said about the politicians you're not listening not the problem here Carol is I did listen and I responded directly to what you said and I held up a mirror and now you feel silly that's even more worrying what I feel is I don't feel I know you're not hearing and not listening because you don't want to and that's okay if I'm not listening how can I repeat back to you perfectly what you've just said sorry I said if I'm not listening how can I repeat back to you perfectly what you've said you didn't repeat perfectly what I've said but you diatribe your own opinions on top of my not an opinion highest vote for remaining the areas of highest immigration that's not an opinion Carol because immigrants vote for more competition for school places and Hospital places so when you say who are you talking about though are we talking about the Portuguese ghettos and the Polish ghettos and the French ghettos and Little Venice so all immigrants want to want to I would want to increase the British community there I don't think there's anything wrong with that there's a conflict that the politicians have not listened to right so it said what they haven't done they haven't paid enough attention to all the racists I have with the greatest of love and respect Carol I have heard that argument before Howard Zinn Dover Howard what would you like to say quite offended actually about calling everybody who voted bricks as race didn't those this is where you have to get the gammon out of your ears I categorically said that every racist voted breaks it but not lots and lots of brexit errs didn't vote to say that you're offended and then you told a lie so I interrupt you to correct the lie Howard you lied you lied you lied you lied you lied all right no I didn't Howard I know I didn't record you've got to get the gammon out of your ears Darrin is in spittle so I'll get straight to the point here when you're talking to James forget all the bollocks about brexit know just ask him where he lives now I'll tell ya James lives in Chizik which is 85% white and specifically 70% white British now London is only 45% white British so where James lives has 60% more white people white natives than the average London borough also 87 percent of people speak English it's an english-speaking area and to add to this there's only five percent Muslim there but London as a whole has 12.4% Muslim so James has chosen to live in a place with less than half the number of Muslims that the average London borough has and actually there are some parts of London with over 50% Muslim so why is it that James does not want to live in a place where there are ten times as many Muslims why is that because James loves Muslims and he loves diversity this is really weird now I love when this woman says they want to increase their own societies James his mind instantly jumps to the idea of European People's the Portuguese the French the Polish ghettos Little Venice that's what he thinks diversity is and if you look at the languages spoken in Chizik this makes sense that's all James thinks of diversity white people speaking different languages sampling their delicious cuisine in reality diversity really means blacks and Muslims and where James lives there is a distinct lack of blacks and Muslims but he doesn't care because he hates blacks and Muslims he chose to not live near them we know this this is a fact and I'll also tell James that if he really wants to experience diversity how about you move to small heap in Birmingham where there's 70 80 90 percents Islamic monoculture that is fucking diversity so anyway once again when you are discussing this topic you have to find out where the person lives are they experiencing diversity do they have the Muslims on their doorstep many of them won't and it is your duty to expose them as hypocrites alike dislike subscribe on subscribe please comments aloose acid you

News Wrap: Trump 'strongly' considering sending migrants to sanctuary cities

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Arron Banks: don't ban the burka, ban Muslims instead

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order who are an incorrigible delinquents at time havior self an now you Cape have made their first significant policy announcement of the election campaign today with a call for a ban on wearing the burka and then a cab in public this is the policy that will meet with the approval of the man who bankrolled the party's Leicester an election campaign here in banks he joins me now welcome to the program G um maybe I can clarify a couple things I'm still a member of you kid I'm a patron of you kids I never stopped being a member of it so you are still mm I am apparently for life I like you still are you still helping to bankroll you KITT not at the moment now why is that the other way we've had internal problems with the UK which I think had been well sort of aired I think a lot of needs to happen to the party particular in terms of profession professionalizing that I think it's it'll prepared for this general action are you going to run and Clapton I certainly will be if selected for UK yes correct up have you ever been to Clacton I have not been to fact once with Nigel on the on the campaign so you're going to run other consistency you've only been in once yes why does that surprise you you know nothing about it well I've only just decided recently to become the candidate there well I should I mean do you know where it is cause I do your little piece the other night was completely wrong by the way really you could find a lesson that knew where it was but I didn't know much about maybe the people of Clacton I mean they will regard you as a carpetbagger you know why because you've never been there I think most politicians are carpetbaggers that their impulses for the wrong reasons and I certainly will be down there to make a difference I will start the reason why you wanted to fight Clapton was because of you just visceral hatred for rum mr. Carswell there certainly is that and he's over a run well he only lasted 24 hours I pronounced my candice candidacy so we'll see what happens I mean the main thing is I'm going under Clapton Monday to meet local UK councillors see what the issues are and see if they want me as a candidate and may not want me who do you think you'll be up against well I'm told that jars Watling is a lovely Blake so I think you think there is use the potential conservative candidates oh no I mean you keep a tent I don't suppose anyone nuke it all against me I win the thought really I would have thought maneet ask well why do you say that well you talking about having a pirate radio station when last inter collected sounds not covered by the election rules you've been talking about financing a sort of right-wing momentum movement I just wonder if all as politics now just becomes a rich man's hobby for you I think from my perspective the reason I'm interested is that if you look at what's happening out in the in the country it's clear the Conservatives are going to win a massive majority I think UKIP's policy should be put in country before party and only putting up candidates against brexit MP not against Blacks at MPs as you keep over I don't think so in fact I think the electoral mass is quite interesting because first past the post effectively could actually help you keep in this example the SNP 150 odd seats of one and a half million votes you keep got in a one MP with four million and what we've seen is a total collapse of Labor now that situation certain seats up north in Hartlepool and other things like that the total collapse the Labour Party could help you get to actually win a few seeds is you give or it well it looks that way yes they haven't made much of a dent in Labour's votes in the north they don't really have a defining issue anymore and all the polls that we've seen published Purex since the election was called show you clip voters going to conservative is you careful them go it always happens when the Conservative Party goes far to the right which is you know really hard brexit there is no space for BNP you keep on all of that but what the you have been seeing with you can poll and alright with movements to the writer for the Conservatives get eaten up when the Conservatives move as far right as three the mayor's gone but I think what your enterprise shows is how it's really time to reform funding of political parties it is disgraceful but very rich people can move in and buy bankroll the you get the the brexit campaign to the extent that they did we need proper social Union Marty thank really what not taking is either as a reform would include communities you cable when it's lost its talisman in nigel farage it was a one-man party I'm sorry to say people liked him also having voted for brexit it's reason to be as gone so it will still take votes off labour and conservatives but only from probably the don't knows I think there are seats in certain places where if enough Tories bat you kit they could win you mean it's not exactly exactly where toys will never win too so I think it means slightly the demise of you Kip has been forecasted many times before but I don't see a Tory candidate winning in a place like Hartlepool and so we could see and I think we will see a total collapse the Labour vote we shall see the leader of the party of which you tell me you're still patron pol nutter he said that he would ban the Birkin and then a cat in public what's your view I'm not personally in favor for that I think people have a right to their religious beliefs I think there are certain circumstances where if it's a security issue maybe the airports or public transport it's acceptable I'm not in favor of catonian people's in a way you've got a bit further than him having you because you tweeted the you under the ban Muslim yeah I mean my view is that the the problem we've had with lack of integration in certain communities has come about by mass open-door immigration so and then I know if you're a really good leader to let your loaded and what I said in the the tweet was I think there should be a ban on immigration particularly you said Muslim immigration like that's what I believe so we have it we have a move you're a world famous doctor coming to help one of our big teaching hospitals in this country because you're a Muslim you couldn't get in we've got to start somewhere there's huge problems in these areas where 20 percent the population don't speak the language they haven't integrated in we have to increase our immigration if I should read the rest of the tweeters control of immigration a 10-year ban on unskilled immigration and the first thing I said is to ban Muslim immigration it's in black and white I've said that I'm not upset I'm just questioning that way now you want to do answer is you can't possibly could tell someone's religious freedoms but what you can do is stop adding to the problem doesn't that sound a bit like the VMP select the enemy like Trump just you know we hate Muslims fine before landing you know blah blah well the final word is we've had a open door mass integration from the Conservative Party we've had it from the Labour Party and it's fine for you North London to say these things if you live in Oldham and in your communities been radically changed and you've got a whole population there that I'm not integrating in not speaking the language something's got to be done all right we better leave it there thanks for coming to do all the language lactam on Rita Clanton see how you did on there thank you now lived a leader Tim Farron was on TV over today and he is asked again about an issue that he's been asked about repeatedly his attitude to homosexuality do you said I'm a sexuality not a sin they say that you didn't answer when they asked you whether gay sex was a citron but and I've been asked this question loads of times of the first few days and I have been clear even in the House of Commons being gay is not a sin lucky but it's but is sex but I mean the problem honest with you don't possible that I'm not the only person who's getting tired of this I'll aquestion it probably but then he'll bite that feel then why don't you jump slows it down you know in a memory fight being ambiguous uh Toby Young why did you get into such a mess over this I mean he is leader of the Liberal Democrats its 2017 I guess the reason he keeps refusing to answer that question is because what the implication is that he does think that the homosexual acts are sinful and he cannot bring himself not to say that or to say what Peston and others want him to say because he is an evangelical Christian he'd converted at the age of twenty twenty-one and clearly he's really he really struggles with this issue and I think it's going to be very difficult for the Lib Dems to promote or even Lib Dem candidates like Vince Cable to promote this idea of a Progressive Alliance even though Tim's ruled it out if he's not prepared to say no I don't think homosexual acts are sinful what's your feeling well I think it's disastrous if that's what he really thinks that person pushing that hard I'm not sure he totally understood the difference between the question about gay sex and being gay I think he just thought he was going on saying no I'm not anti gay he needs to come out immediately and clarify it if you're right and he does actually think that it's a sin he's in real trouble there's a slight parallel with what Polly said before about Jeremy Corbyn how his unilateral nuclear policy would appeal to the hardcore of the left the problem for Tim Farron with what he's saying here while it's an evangelical Christian view this is not going to appeal to traditional liberal Democrats how an LGBT move the LGBT community cannot possibly vote for an MP who believes that the sexual act between homosexuals is sinful and he's not made that clear and of course he wants to stop brexit as well so he's now the liberal not democratic well we'll have seven weeks to make it clear because I'm sure he'll be after again we had the chairman of the Conservative Party on earlier poly-a an important figure for the Tory campaign what did you make of what he had to say I don't think having him on very often I think he didn't do brilliantly I think they'll bring back chemical Ali Fullum is the one who could say anything with a straight face he can take back muscle foam is a microphone every girl early why'd you call him that way or cause you can see what he can say he can advocate later active likeness totally and I think for instance if you look back at what he said you you were challenging before about the energy policy when Ed Miliband came out then already he said any kind of freeze will stop investment the lights will go out well you have him on he'll say the exact opposite he's a magic at that but I don't think I don't think your guy today was up to the job if Michael Fallon was chemical Ali or she was a chemical Valley early and Patrick was more like comical Ali and then it was only the war on Iraq war this is the fact he's only the warm-up comedian and you know there's another six weeks to go he's getting the thing started what did you make of it I didn't think it was too bad I mean I think it was difficult him to say it difficult for him to say that exactly what was in the 2015 manifesto is going to be replicated in the conservative manifesto during this general election he doesn't want to see to be rowing back on stuff but on the other hand I don't think can conceal the fact that there's going to be far fewer commitment in this conservative manifesto than in the last one is you and I know it was full of rash promises last time because they thought they'd have to create a lot of them away in negotiations with the Liberal Democrats to form a second coalition as they're now saddled with policies they don't particularly want to be hemmed in by so I think the next that the forthcoming conservative manifesto will be much lighter much shorter shorter fewer can different but I think it's some stuff junk from the 15 I think so but we'll also see I think a commitment to grammar schools so to become that hurdle in the next parliament and I also don't think Polly in spite of what you think that it'll be a hard tack to the right I think if anything the mood music of the conservative manifesto will be a centrist inclusive indeed the mood music will be because the specifics won't be there we know that she's very good at saying you know governing for everybody and then many not the few but when you look at the hard facts of what her and Hammonds budget looks like you look at her hard breakfast it's a very different story I felt the music has stopped for this reason all my life Oh

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Funeral poverty: one woman's battle to pay for her son's burial

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One suddenly bereaved mother, already in debt, has to find thousands of pounds to pay for her son’s funeral. The funeral business is an unregulated industry, with providers criticised for taking advantage of vulnerable, grieving families, who can then feel obliged to pay large sums of money for an appropriate goodbye. Across the UK the average funeral cost stands at £4,271, having risen 122% since 2004. The Guardian’s Richard Sprenger reports
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I feel in the pain right now I want my son I can't get him back he's dead and I'm sitting here worrying about finding the money I'm worrying about charity giving us the money I'm worrying about you know I have to bury my son I'm worried about my kids I still can't even grieve the way I want to grieve the UK the UK are you ready for Rjay my man's got moves criminal Raheem Johnson died unexpectedly in February at the age of 21 his mother Amanda now has to find several thousand pounds to pay for his funeral money she simply doesn't have I just had I had enough I had enough of the whole the whole thing where would you find nine thousand pound like where would you find that money this is just to bury you after being encouraged to shop around Amanda found an undertaker willing to do the funeral for 4,000 pounds we have to get this money by Tuesday that's Saudi Sunday Monday that's four days I mean four days that's no time Rahim's girlfriend Chelsea has been helping Amanda navigate the slow complicated and confusing process of applying for charitable grants and loans from governmental departments like the DWP run so many people up asking to do installment payments and they're saying no even if you no matter how much you're pouring hotter and they're explaining the situation yeah it seems like nobody wanted wanted to support us and this is how we are feeling like in some way that we're failing him because we can't get this feeling so weird you're just going through the same things every single day saying the same things every single day you're telling yourself the same things every day you're asking yourself the same questions every day I mean tomorrow we get up and this is the first thing that we're gonna be onto we get up crack ass a dawn to sort things out and it's a million things having to do with your emotions but also also professionals trying to get information on the coroner the funeral everything it's all too much the whole situation is all too much friends have raised over 800 pounds to help with the funeral costs but it won't be enough on its own in order to understand her options amanda has been put in touch with down to earth a charity who provide free support and advice for people struggling to pay for I don't like hearing the bit where you have someone buried on top Amanda visits the local cemetery with her daughter Lori and friend Cass to see the area set aside for public burials the 4,000 pounds will pay for a shared unmarked grave somewhere around here from here then these are the people give me that on what nothing and over there is the people I have like on the other side they got they've got the money they can pay for it they got their family or friends they can help them so this is the side you will go with the working week over Amanda faces and certain weekend waiting to hear if any of the loan she is applied for will be accepted in time for the funeral directors Tuesday deadline have there been any developments over the weekend for now home said he think it's best to put it off for next week so that will give us enough time so that we can come up with the money but there is I mean there's an amount of time that you have before you you can't really sort of see the body again it's it's just getting that information I suppose isn't it yeah it's all hard just want it like I just wish I could do like more with no family in the UK aside from her children Amanda's friend Enid arrives to offer support what do you mean by a community grave trying to get hold of the money is consuming much of their time but Amanda still doesn't know how her son died so is in regular contact with the police you guys have all the recordings of what happened the time and the date I don't want it I don't want to be right now I got a book with things that written down I want information on paper because it's my son and I'm going to bury that is what I want at the moment I'm really really annoyed to the fact where I haven't got no time to grieve I have no time to grieve for my son because I have to worry about a million things how do I feel I feel really broken now really really hot I want my son I can't get him during this phone call Amanda receives another call from the funeral director he's been working hard behind the scenes to find a solution hello hello okay so we got we got eight 810 yeah yeah we've got 1110 pound by tomorrow so that's just looking at payday loans he will get the payday loan me on demand so we both get out two separate loans but the pay day loans you don't have a lot of time to be back up to feed back when you get there's so many options I've gone through it so many times and there's up to so many months that you can pay it back you can go on a site where it will compare loads of different payday loans and it will give you the best one at the top you know for how much you pay back obviously with interest this is so crazy mad yeah DeGeneres will you be having an open coffin I don't know you know we we are here we get in the money and stuff like that but I just don't want that we only have like just one week or even like four days four days why is today today's money you can do everyday if you want to he's not dying not bad no not going there no you only have four days to it's not just going there you know he's like you're not gonna see them ever again and that is what gave me really upset because even even though he's dead now we can go and see him but that are we Kong you know you can't see you just go into the grave and that's it how did you deal with that sometimes you have to face reality because that is relating my daughter died a long time ago she was 11 she was back in gear and I was standing for Harlan and she died suddenly – I had a phone call she was dead it was a long time ago but I am I'm not quite for my daughter not trust me um as the years go by the pain get less and less basically what you're saying is that like to forget and face like yeah no no no no no no no no no no no you can never forget what I'm saying it's your emotion it's it's not it's not an open wound right now yeah all right yeah it's never close but it does get easier it does get easier I don't know how to operate this thing you know every time I've got this thing on that I've cut people off how do you supposed to answer this hi we got some good news for you I neither been news of some sort I'm glad it's good hi everyone hi tell me your news our news is that this morning I got a call from Marty and he said guess what the DWP has paid him four thousand pounds four thousand pound I couldn't even cry I was I'm so happy I said to him when I come up there I said I've got to give you a big hug you got to take your sunglasses off we're indoors now with the burial cost now covered in fact by the local council Amanda can finally turn her attention to planning the funeral itself the celebrant arrives to help write Rahim's eulogy so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna ask you it's very easy so we'll start off so do you remember what you were like when you were did you have any cravings oh yes just dry in a spoon yeah with you put learn will you put sugar so you mix me when did he meet Chelsea where did he meet her my house no I was actually I called him up um I went out on a night owl I called him up a half four in the morning drunk asked him to come to my house and he actually got on the train and come out so you met him on in a club no Facebook you met him you know how many come to my house oh one of those you know when you scroll through and you say do you know it's person we actually have no mutual friends no mutual friends actually we didn't know each other and then he just added me and you started talking on Facebook you booty-call damn yeah anyways they're like a dream I forgot you was coming so I went upstairs to bed and my mom away from the door to him is like yeah she's upstairs you know my mom really liked him they really liked him but one on chocolates fast I mean that smooth yeah so that's it really isn't it I mean you just that's you next thing you know you're getting the phone call like Amanda did the next few days aren't gonna be easy I can't even pretend to tell you what my day is gonna be like if you can in some way start to say goodbye to him if you can do it sooner rather than later Friday is gonna be really hard if you don't try and sacrifice in this day it's incredibly a burial is incredibly emotional let's say goodbye to him to me no all right okay it's I understand what you mean I understand ready go at this anger stage and there are different types of night you want to smash there probably a good idea to do maybe just go some wins I think he's up there commander is on her way to the funeral parlor for what might be her last opportunity to see Raheem Oh any day now yeah [Laughter] she needs to be breathing for a boy you know unfortunately she hasn't had the time to do it most people walk for this door and you know they have to get a loan or debt to go for the government to get funds it probably a long time before I end up and again in five years is probably a second one in this game we see it we've seen we've seen loads of things you know children young moms young fathers just passing away and unfortunately families have been left to try and find the money to bury their loved ones yeah there is a problem there is a problem in the funeral industry Martin takes Amanda to see the new plot here secured for rain he's an inner wall so he's gonna be down the bottom yeah Wow he's on his own that's the main thing yeah thank God for that all of that fighting we did it guys teamwork teamwork Hey so where did we come from Oh campaign – over there and then you go back there like over there was like somewhere like date like this it's the day of the funeral but after all she has been through Amanda is still not ready to say goodbye you know three weeks ago we were not like this no it feels so relief to be like this like a big relief okay that's I gotta be like really focus at the moment yeah yeah just take every minute as it comes Amanda it's the only thing you can do I think people should be able to go through grief in the way that they supposed to you we're not having to go through 12 or 20 people and all of them are telling you no no no you can't do this we can't do we need this we need that you feel sick you feel hurt you feel broken-down you feel like everyone out days against you I just wish that you know the government will have something straight forward so other people wouldn't go through what I've been through you

Border crossing from Northern Ireland UK into The Republic of Ireland

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Ryan Janek Wolowski, Theresa Irene Wolowski, crossing the border from Northern Ireland UK into The Republic of Ireland

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Beer and Brexit with Richard Tice, Co-chair, Leave means Leave

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I love that belt good evening ladies and gentlemen welcome to what I think is the fourth in this Brit beer and brexit series I'm absolutely delighted that we've got Richard theis here with us tonight Richard is a long-standing Euroskeptic I think you're a director of business were sailing back from the 90s 20 years ago he's also been successful in what as academics like to call the real world it says here that you are a property tycoon which sounds overstated that's very impressive to me anyway Richard co-founded levy you with Aaron banks and you were described by our own banks in his book on the bad boys as brexit as the acceptable face of levy you and the one they'd once speaking to the police if they were all in a car and got pulled over I think I think that's praise I'm not for the headstone is it and more to the point for our purposes tonight Richard is co-chair of leave means leave that was founded in his own words following the push back from the establishment and a refusal to accept the referendum result no one's clapped at introduction before this is you're miles ahead he also tells me that this is right that you spent some time in strange ways playing football yeah I mean how many people here have been to Strangeways prison I went twice actually I was a goalkeeper I played for soulfood University in surprise surprise we always always had to play away I pulled this guy down in the penalty area and a water came up to me and he said if you know what's good for you son you let it in brilliant right just to kick us off with some easy stuff well what made you a Euroskeptic when did it happen did you have a Damascene moment or yeah in the mid-90s and believed a lot I actually wrote to Gordon Brown a three-page letter saying we mustn't join the euro and shortly after business of Stirling was founded bluntly I hate fraud waste and corruption and in my view the EU is riddled with all three of those things just to clarify you were you were empty euro and to joining the euro yeah but were you empty being in the euro at that time it evolved pretty quickly afterwards I was very very skeptical of it all right cuz for a lot of a lot of skeptics date their objection to membership to macerate yeah I was still sort of I was still pretty young then that's a good answer I thought through evolving okay when all right so in the referendum itself is it was there a moment when you thought blimey would we're gonna win this yeah I knew about three or four weeks before when the Labour MPs started to come back to Westminster ashen-faced when they had heard from their constituents in the Labour harland's that actually they weren't gonna listen to their MPs they weren't could listen to project fear and they were gonna vote to leave and that was the moment where I thought it's definitely on but were you confident that all those people I mean for me was obvious if you went to the north during the referendum campaign that there was a groundswell of opinion and the only doubt that was in my mind was whether people who'd actually given up on the ballot box would bother to register and vote I mean the only doubt in my mind was whether when it came to actually standing in the booth would people panic and just say but they didn't and you know what I was pretty confident why do you choose to join leave Dottie you rather than campaigning with well essentially our and I we founded it I mean the the truth of it is I went to Matthew Elliot's in February 15 and I said Matthew but day of the general election in 2015 we need to come out with a strong statement saying we've raised extra in pounds we're headhunting for a chief executive and we're off and we're going to be ready and he said no no that's not the plan at all he said that we would have to wait until David Cameron came back from what would be a summit and then we would launch the the leave campaign and I said that's way too late way too late and if if that had happened then there's no question we would not have won so Aaron I we resolved to to set it up and get going so it was it was impatience with the absolutely it was a it was a businesslike approach to you know we've got a serious thing we need to raise a lot of money and we need to be ready and we need to give up the country because it could come soon but did you share our own banks's critique of vote leave as just being the sort of metropolitan early talking to each other and not vote leave vote leaved what didn't exist then and vote leave basically was bounced into setting up very very quickly because of what we were doing with leave door to you and suddenly parts of the Tory Party got very concerned that actually we would steal such a march we would get the designation okay but do you do you think that I mean we'll use it there was a policy divide of sorts wasn't there between the two leave camp is that you focused on different sorts of issues yeah there was absolutely I mean you know we felt that it was the immigration was a significant part of it not not only but it was a significant part of it and we were going to focus you know we were just going to focus on sort of the the simple issues and and you know being proud to be British being confident of our position leading the Commonwealth being confident of our position in the world and vote leave wanted to adopt a different approach was there anything about the tone or tenor of that campaign that made you uncomfortable when old it was boggling point the believe talk to you things move very quickly and you know when you get into a big campaign and this was the first big campaign I'd be in it so I mean you know and likewise Aaron I mean you know things move very quickly and yeah in the heat of the moment things get said and done that you think maybe you know maybe was a bit over-the-top okay what why do you what do you think was a major reason why people voted to leave what was the major reason I think I think truthfully the slogan was simple you know it was about controlling laws money and borders it was about you know we're the fifth biggest economy in the world we should be a we're big enough we're good enough we should be able to do this stuff and I think I think there's a real if you look back the previous 20 years we'll you know what every newspaper you read we've all read daft stories about some ridiculous law that's come out of the EU and you think oh that's bonkers you know even hardened people who like me you we have to admit that you know some strange daft stuff does come out but equally you have to admit that some of those stories just weren't true well we didn't really know I mean you know if it's in the Daily Mail it must be true isn't it I mean but would you accept that I mean as as the cabinet shows that actually one of the issues we're dealing with now is that people voted leave for a whole variety of often conflicting if not outright contradictory reasons I don't accept that actually I don't think contradictory since the short people voted for different reasons you know for some people sovereignty was more important than in there for example money or you know borders and vice versa I think yeah but the Slocum was pretty clear and simple though the slogan was very clear but it wasn't it wasn't precise and what I mean by this is you know you you would hear senior conservative politicians during the campaign saying look all I want is control over migration actually I'd be perfectly comfortable migration went up this is about control if you went to some of those northern heartlands that wasn't the message people were voting to cut immigration I mean there were there were there were parts of West London where Indians were voting because they thought they'd get more Indians in I mean I look I mean I'm different you know different things get said around the country for sure but I think the reality is if you look back to the 1990s for example on the issue of immigration you know we had average immigration of 62 and a half thousand people and guess what the economy was growing at a we wages were growing at a real growth rate of 2.8% per annum for decades give or take caller 30% in the last decade we've had immigration of over a quarter of a million a year and guess what real wages zero zero growth and for the least well-off in society they are 30% worse off than their peers 20 years previously and and so and and they work that out even though the politicians hadn't worked it out people people around the country knew something was wrong and they knew they were poor they couldn't understand why and then you know things like zero has contracts which I'm you know I'm not a fan of and my own son actually was was essentially subject of a really bad zero a contract that says those have developed as a result mainly of unlimited low-skilled immigration that has meant that you know employers of a certain type have been able to push down on on terms and conditions well I mean I think you've hinted a correlation there I'm not convinced about causation but the question was within the leaf campaign there were people who said you know let it mean we'll have more of them as long as we don't have freedom of movement there were others who wanted to cut it what I'm trying to get at is isn't one of the problems the vagueness of the leave campaign one of the problems that we're dealing with now that people had different expectations of it may give you one example is at the Tory Party conference and I went to a fringe aventure on agriculture and speaker after speaker stood up and said I'm a brexit I voted brexit but and the buts were but we want to keep subsidies but we want to keep tariffs but we want to keep access to seasonal workers but the joy of that the joy of all of that is that when you leave and that's a very simple word leave ya then got controlled to make those decisions to have that democratic debate internally as a nation and that's what democracy is all about okay that I buy but you don't then see you don't that you wouldn't then see it as somehow a contradiction of a key message of the campaign if we once we've left we make a decision to increase immigration that will be fine because actually it's that it's about having the sovereign decision rather exactly it's about it's about having the sovereign control and you know that's what democracy you know you have a debate you form a view and then if you don't like how it's panning out you can change it ok let's talk about No Deal yeah I mean you said I think the quote you came out with was that in business yeah No Deal is always better than a bad deal yeah surely that is a is a fundamentally misleading analogy because if you have no deal in business you remain where you are I used a with the status quo if you have no deal with the EU and by no deal let's be clear I mean no withdrawal agreement nothing so the talks break down now and we leave with nothing you don't revert to the status quo well let's be broken in business if you if you do No Deal forever you'll go bust yeah okay so you do keep doing deals but what you're not going to do is a bad day we've all done bad deals but we haven't deliberately done bad to us but when you got a deal when you go into negotiation you have to be prepared not to do that deal otherwise you are gonna get you're gonna get a bad deal you know a business you're just gonna get shafted right you have to signal to the other side that you're prepared to walk away granted but getting to the substance are you really convinced that a No Deal is something we should seriously be thinking of as an option of course absolutely you know I actually subscribe to the view that what should have happened we leave means leave we said 18 months ago we said that the deadline should be set March 18 if we haven't done a deal by then we should say to the EU we're going to WTO and we're gonna spend the last year getting ready for it and and because candidly because on the Andrew Marr show that day before David Davis started negotiating our own Chancellor went on TV and said a bad deal would be a very very bad hang outcome I mean that completely cut the legs off David Davis the following day when he started you know what sort of phases is that to go into a negotiation is just it's unbelievable is in business so I'm the managing director of a business and I walk in to start a negotiation and the CEO comes in five minutes beforehand and says we're gonna pay another 20 million for this deal it's just not how you do things I get I get the the signalling point absolutely which is you have to give the impression they don't preparing that you're prepared that actually in extremis you'll walk away because otherwise you don't you you've weakened your own position but just a No Deal isn't about WTO No Deal is about ah right so there's – yeah there's two types of no deal there's there's a you know that there's no deal where we don't do a some form of trade deal yeah okay but let's be very very clear about this there is a legal obligation on both sides under article 8 and under article 50 and under WTO rules to reach a deal on the administrative arrangements let's be very very clear about it and not enough people are saying this but that is the legal position by the administrative arrangements so things like organising the technicalities that people are getting very excited about about border checks about whether or not planes can fly about whether or not we're gonna have enough ham and cheese coming into our country to fill our sandwiches that sort of stuff well look there's no doubt that that both sides will want to make an arrangement on this at some point my issue is surely the problem with No Deal is not about our long-term trading future we'll come back to that it's about short-term chaos because in the period it takes the problem the problem with no deal and it's nothing to do with whether you like the EU or not whether you like the DTO or not it's just that a load of laws that govern our interaction that our nearest partner will cease to exist well and that's what I call the administrative arrangements but it will take weeks if not months to saw those out as I've said before and I hope as I said well thank you very much thinking I got the the the in business actually there's nothing like a short deadline to concentrate the minds and to focus the attention and you know yes the government has left it too late to be looking at you know they've really they they should have done what we said which was give ourselves a year so we've got less time but you've got to be you've got to be saying look that's what we're doing and the fact is philip hammond prevented the departments from having the money to spend on no dual planning so it's a bit late right we can still do it and there it lists not let's not forget this point there is a legal obligation to sort out these issues that well firstly yes i buy your point that actually if we invest in the ports and the infrastructure it would cushion the effect absolutely two things though if the french don't it's a waste of time because actually you end up with the same queues at the ports if then they're not the great thing about business people right you want to buy and sell stuff is if you've got a good product someone else will buy it and what will happen because business people are very good at finding ways to jump over hurdles and get round barriers that governments put in their way and what will actually happen very very quickly is people will start moving goods for example into rotterdam or into other ports around the EU we will use other ports we will you know do more through South Hampton or felixstowe and guess what we might buy a load of goods from elsewhere around the world and I love the Tim Martin story it's the Tim Martin who he's create an amazing business of a thousand pubs mm-hm Tim told his procure his buying team about six or nine months ago right guys and girls we're not going to buy any more booze from the European Union right now I didn't know for example that Australia produces fantastic brandy I didn't know for example that Lancashire produces a very good equivalent to Jagermeister but but actually that is whatever that is yeah okay it's a it's a it's a delicious generally cure I'm particularly late at night but um but what do you say boys there right let's let's let's make sure that we can keep our business and we'll buy other goods for elsewhere in the world and that's what businesses will do so that's why actually all of this scare mongering about are we gonna run out of this and that and t'other it's nonsense well two things one in the short term surely it is possible because even businesses with their great adaptability will have to adapt and that will take time and the second thing is just think about Ryanair okay I mean this is the where it gets tricky I agree with you on administrative arrangements what is the law that allows a carrier from one country to fly between two other countries which is a law that exists nowhere else in the world it's an EU law yeah and it's good point the two parts that um firstly well run businesses why are they booing Ryanair the thing about business a reason to be right now but yeah well run businesses should have been recognizing that the base case scenario was a WTO deal only thing you could guarantee okay so we're wrong businesses actually should be well on the way to getting ready for a World Trade Organization trading arrangement coming on to Ryanair my reading and I have read some pretty dull stuff every reason is I've even read the gdpr document that's even worse but I've read the Open Skies agreement okay now actually we are a contracting signatory to that agreement yes and the open skies thing that Ryanair get concerned about is because it might mean that it's hard for them to take off a Madrid and go direct to Frankfurt that's what they're worried about yeah okay okay we're still able to fly point-to-point from the UK to Paris or Frankfurt the what they're concerned about is it reduces their flexibility but guess what easyJet I've got it sorted they set up a base in I think it's Austria its classic example a business has identified the issue sorted it dealt with it next okay but I mean just as a slight and do we want to encourage businesses to go elsewhere well they've done some base case planning you know and I mean that's the reality businesses are responding to this situation and just just to find owned I get booked and we are a bit bogged down as well ask you one more question about this which is you know we combine Jagermeister from Australia fine we're not gonna create a complex supply chain and make cars with Australia are we no but guess what guys we could borrow load more jeeps from America by unilaterally catching the 10% tariff that we wrongly charge on them trumps right I mean it's not a fair deal on cars um so if there's a few more jeeps and a few less Mercedes around around the UK it's not the end of the world so would you would you agree with Patrick Minford then that the car industry might just be one of those things we have to secretary in the domestic car industry the reality is the reality about the car industry does anyone know here what all the car manufacturers call the UK they call it Treasure Island because they are making pots of cash because basically we're all being overcharged blankly so you know if we are confident about our own leverage our in negotiating position then the car manufacturers in Germany you know will make it very clear they need this sorted they've got a lot more to lose than we have why haven't they yet hmm what haven't yet um because frankly we've been negotiating this pretty badly I think even eat all of us already side can agree that I mean so so in a sense um they all think they're gonna get you know the best side of this deal that's all right that's why we need to stand back and we need to say we need to say that you know um we're going to WTO and you know that's that's the basis on which we're going to trade with you and but the way that means no money you can come back to that but BMW don't think this is going swimmingly well BMW no one but no one thinks it's going swimmingly well it's just and why aren't they why aren't they doing what we were told they would do aren't they rapping on Chancellor Merkel's door or saying this is outrageous sorted out for God's because because because the truth is at the moment they thing and not unreasonably that they're getting the better side of this deal so they're they're staying silent I mean this is gonna affect trade I mean yeah well they're all being told because they've been told by our own positions that you know we must do a deal almost at any cost so they think a deal will be done okay so you have a bus we have a bus of a bus OS buses are big these days automatics and it says stop the brexit betrayal yes yeah how has brexit been betrayed well we had great fun working out in team meetings what to write on the side of the bus I want to put yeah a big number on it I mean it was a big number on the previous bus I think you should have you should I want to put a safe fit and I'm billion on it but anyway so how's it being betrayed um because because the checkers proposal which is the government the government's current position in it it's it's not it's not leaving the European Union in the true sense of the word you know it's it's it's Brian oh it breaks it in name only so we're not in control of her in laws we wouldn't be able to deregulate we've got the common rule book why would we want 90% of our businesses in the UK that don't export to the European Union to suffer the burdens and the hindrances of EU regulations in order to look after the 10% that's daft so so that's the first part the second betrayal is they talk about you know the arrangements with the ECJ well and you know the likelihood is we'll end up under some form of jurisdiction by some part yes either we're on a joint tribunal or something with the ECJ but the real issue if you can't deregulate and look after your own rules and you become literally a complete sort of supplicant to someone else's rules you're significantly less attractive to countries like America and Australia in terms of doing a trade deal with us because they know that essentially are we haven't got the ability to adapt and respond as you know as the world moves on as business conditions move on and so on and then you come to immigration in jackers talks about a labor mobility framework well we can all guess what that is in civil service speak I'm sorry for any civil servants that are here but in civil service speak that is gonna mean basically more of the status quo I don't think that's true to be honest because I think basically the checkers deal talks about GATS provisions I mean the checkers deal is nothing to do with freedom of movement I mean that's just come on a semantic point which might be a little bit too dull you can say this isn't my vision of brexit mm-hmm but wise brexit being betrayed I mean surely these are all I mean always not to me you switch sons not in the EU these are all four because leaving the because we would we were told we're even told in the government nine million pound leaflets you know that we would be leaving the single market okay and it is quite clear you know if you can't if you're signing up to a common rule book I don't care how you dress it up in in legalese or words you're not leaving the single market but don't you need common rules to have a trade deal you need the Americans well heck no you need common rules if you're an exporter then yes you have to produce your products to the EU rules if you export to the domestic applicability of those you know ninety percent of our business of our businesses don't export to the European Union we need to be able to deregulate we need to be able to see ink with confidence we you know the post brexit vision is we want to be the Singapore of the West we want to go forth we want to have smart regulation not daft regulation we need to be we need to be Pro Enterprise Pro innovation way to encourage entrepreneurs and we actually need to work we positively need to say we're not going to prop up the vested interests that's the vision of the future that but in a sense BRICS it could be done properly I have to say I mean the Singapore economy functions on the back of a very large immigrant population that basically keeps it ticking over I mean if Singapore started in imposing strict limits on no one was suggesting we don't have immigration you know we had a very sensible immigration system right until we basically had the accession age as I said in the 1990s you know things work really well we had a sensible immigration policy we had 60 odd thousand coming year give or take and actually it worked really well and we had a thing called a seasonal agricultural worker scheme which meant that actually fruit was picked in the farms around the countryside so people came they worked and then they moved on to the next job how do you think your average leave voter in Stoke or Wigan or Doncaster many of whom as much as anything else were voting as a protest against years of austerity and the light will take to discovering that brexit was all about massive deregulation and a rolling back of the well first night rolling back of the welfare state I don't know where that's come so be by deregulation what do you mean health and safety regulations I mean getting rid of unnecessary laws for example in my industry in the construction world you have to go through a dreadful thing called the EU procurement process if in the public sector you want to you know you want to sort of let's say build a building and the nature that is it just adds massive time and cost to the the overall production cost of that building much of that is totally unnecessary so it's not about in a getting rid of health and safety legislation you know much of which is sensible but let's be honest let's be absolutely honest about is some health and safety legislation is daft right and we should have a confidence to do away with it much of it much of it is actually just about it part of my home I saw post breaks your vision is actually it'd be quite nice if we could goes back to you know just good old-fashioned common sense and and that be encouraged so I mean I was just struck by the language you used earlier about this is about deregulating becoming Singapore the image that conjures up to me is of a very market-based economy where workers rights aren't particularly well protected no you know that that's confusing two separate issues and actually let's be very very clear open borders has led to a reduction of workers rights for the reasons that I expressed earlier you know zero-hour contracts and zero real wage growth for a decade but that's what really hits people in the pocket and and nothing R is zero wage great thing to do with the financial grocers initially a bit but the reality is you know this has gone on so we've got the situation now where we've got about foreigner between four and four and a half percent unemployment which historically always meant you would have wage inflation between three and five percent compound right we've got we never the last few years we've had almost zero real wage inflation because right basically we've got lots of jobs and there's very little incentive to invest because basically businesses can bring in as much cheap labour as they want so they've had no incentive to invest he's normally see normally the labour market is restricted so therefore what happens if Labour gets too expensive businesses invest in capital equipment to replace the labor that's happened for last 150 years since the Industrial Revolution why did the migration Advisory Committee report show only a tiny if any correlation between low wages emotion I don't believe it I mean come on come on let's just just just look at the facts it started in 2004 right we've had it for 14 give or take 14 years since the accession countries and we've never ever had before zero real wage inflation and low unemployment it's not coincidence well no but actually there's a greater correlation between that the financial crisis surely because that state wage is really started a steak knife I don't accept that at all you know because because fundamentally we've got such low unemployment and yet we've had such a wage growth ER and historically that just nobody with me that there's a problem with the economy we're not but it has to be because you've got unlimited low skilled immigration well there are there are a whole range of factors where it could be I'm just saying that there has been a report recently which let's be clear about the financial crisis yeah that if that hit us for probably three or four years but the truth is actually the economy has been growing pretty successfully you know we're at the end potentially at the back end in normal economic cycles last somewhere between five and seven years with seven or eight years in here to a recovery post a recession so it's we're sort of do a recession or sunette now now if there is more of course it'll be brakes as well but you know are you preparing for another referendum yeah we're to be honest to be on we're preparing for it for everything because anything could use them absolutely anything could happen and well we just have to be honest anything could happen who knows what will what will go on in Parliament the games that will be played and the net results that I don't know but we have to be prepared we have to be ready and have you thought about the campaign you would run if there were another referendum well just find this interesting because even if I was lead if I was if I was leading the leave campaign I'm 2019 yeah I would make it a campaign about betrayal and nothing whatsoever to do with the European it would be frankly the main campaign would be about trust in democracy yeah and if there was a second referendum I'm absolutely convinced we would win it 6040 because I think I think a number of moderate remain voters have not been impressed the way the EU have bhaved in this negotiation process I think another element of of moderate remain voters would say we've had a vote and we need to respect democracy and the the real danger would be it would be the betrayal of millions of people who had never voted before and we hear wonderful stories of of people who got to the polling booth and you know this was the first time ever it was a massive moment and you know it's democracy is such a great thing to encourage those people to then turn around to them and say sorry folks you know you didn't do as you're told so we've got to rerun it you know I don't know where that would all end but we would look ridiculous and and then think about what just imagine a scenario so it's a button but just imagine a scenario where the Prime Minister comes back with a deal that looks like checkers okay it goes to Parliament Parliament can't pass it surely then you would be on the same side as many remain as in saying actually let's have a referendum and let's have three options remote um no I would say let's look quite brightly you frankly quite partly quite rightly Parliament should vote down Chequers because it's a really really bad deal and and then then B then the MPs I think should listen to the mood of the country which is let's just leave and by the way leaving means no money and and I think that is the mood of the country I don't think Westminster realizes that I don't think the media realized that but that in my view is the mood of the country just leave now you're right what what I think will happen is Parliament through some weird mechanism will say we've either got to we've got to extend article 50 and we protect and there might even be a motion to have a second referendum if there was to be a second referendum it's not three answers it's two answers do you accept checkers or do you accept the WTO deal and a WTO deal would win hands down I'm not gonna have an argument you about this but I feel I have to say the EU would say and I suspect that withdrawal agreement will say very very clearly that the 39 billion is a liability payment not a payments about the future who'll earth would sign to pay a million pounds or 39 billions of pounds without a sensible deal that is acceptable in return I mean you just you just couldn't sanction it you could not sanction it and let's remember the House of Lords no less you know our noble peers milord they said there is no legal liability to pay a beam right when you leave when you leave a golf club or gym you don't pay for the future pensions of all the staff in that club yeah well I was just saying there's good there will be an argument about this to be an argument but you know the money's in our pocket it's not in their pocket would you if we sign the withdrawal deal and let's say we sign and leave we do at that point use that 39 billion as a negotiating and just make renege on that sorry I mean there are some people say you know we'll use that as a bargaining chip once we've left and we signed an agreement we are foolish enough to sign up withdrawal agreement without some form of acceptable trade agreement you know being there simultaneously and we've signed that legally then of course legally we've got to pay how stupid would we be okay I mean you know we can't have a trade agreement simultaneously so why not because they won't negotiate with what we will not have a trade agreement before we leave the European Union but the EU have said to us they said the EU have said to us they've said to leave means leave when when John Longworth went over there a few months ago you can have a Canada Star deal any time you want after you left yeah but you agree that what happens is you agree the heads of terms yep okay it's like a it's like a lease in property you agree the heads of terms you say right the deals done and the minute after midnight on the 29th of March right we're gonna send you X billion pounds and the deal is in place the Canada Star deal can we just go back to the prime minister famine that's how it will work and and people say people talk about oh yeah but you've got all these problems with this sort of WTO schedules and things that we do you agree ahead of terms you deposit the schedules with the WTO and you've got 10 years basically as I understand with the WTO basically to then sort out dotting the is and crossing the t's all the boring stuff but it's not definite across identities it's dealing with I think at last count it was about 25 complaints as to what we've put in so far each of which will require a dispute resolution and and and and that that is standard normal practice under the way the WTO works mmm but guess what trade goes on in the interim mmm at what point did Teresa may lose your support if you have if she ever had it a minute after she finished the Florence speech okay we live we were the first people to criticize it when lots of Tory MPs were saying how wonderful it was we we smelt we smelt what it was and you know how it was a terrible speech she conceded lows and asked for nothing so you were you were on board with Lancaster House yes that was a great speech you know um and that's that that's breaks it hmm excellent and and if she if she if she wakes up tomorrow morning having seen this on live stream and say thanks goodness I must meet Richard for the first night you know he's right [Applause] actually let's do a Canada Star deal then you know away we go yeah I don't want to spend ages on this but I have to say do you accept the fact that that will cause enormous problems for Ireland look whole Irish thing has been inflated very cleverly by the other side with complicit help from our own officials and this is deeply shocking they have convicted this issue so let's be very clear we've said we don't want a hard border the Ireland has said we don't want a hard border the EU have said they don't want a hard border the –use own experts last council he wrote this great pamphlet smart borders to I think it's called it's really important to get into this because because there is all this stuff the technology is there right to deal with it away from the border so you don't need a hard border and we've just fallen almost deliberate almost deliberately for their negotiating tactic so I we now have in the last 10 days we have direct evidence how do you check a chicken with technology how do you check a chicken with technology yeah I mean the world the World Trade Organization will impose those checks on the boarder under WTO rules which we love so what happens to chickens that go through Rotterdam into the eu-27 to customers you know they work there if they've come from outside let me tell you what happens they checked 12 miles inland there also where there's will there's a way it well geography gets in the way in the case of Northern Ireland I mean if you if you go to Rotterdam there are lanes that things are streamed down which you can't do it once you've crossed the border in Ireland you've crossed and your loss so a practically lost practically that word matter secondly what happens to regulatory checks what happens what happens the checks about standards and things like that if they're not done on the border well the reality is um if you're exporting to a country you've got to produce those goods for that country but it's all done by firstly let's take all the liners I think there's only about 50 firms that really are large enough frankly to worry about a third of a third of what goes across that border as I understand is milk and livestock right and they're about 50 big firms most of them can have it they can either be authorized economic operators and or trusted trader status if the realities take Diageo that makes a delicious drink called Guinness and it sends loads of its Northern Ireland every year and it doesn't get checked on the border that it's taste right okay um Diageo send a cheque to HMRC for a quarter of a billion pounds a year but that's it and they don't get a single cheque from HMRC guess what HMRC trust them but this is where your vision of deregulation runs into it isn't it I mean let's just say we become this buccaneering free trading low tariffs economy right it's a good word it's a great one at that point surely surely at that point there is a massive incentive for people here to take advantage of our lower tariffs and go sell stuff through the border that doesn't exist inside the market I just don't buy it yeah but competition is a good thing and let's remember that and let's just think about so what'swhat's Ireland's corporation tax twelve and a half percent ours is currently 19 heading down to 17 what northern in my view Northern Ireland should be what we should have around some of our other ports around the country we should the whole of Northern Ireland should be basically a free port I just imagine you know the economy on steroids that'll be fantastic for Northern Ireland you know in the same way that Teesside that Felix Tate we should have free ports so that you create these tax-free zones so that Goods can come in you value-add and they go out no tariffs you know and that's fantastic and that creates manufacturing jobs in some of the poorest most vulnerable parts of our country that's part of what we should be able okay I mean I by that I mean I don't think it deals with Northern Ireland I don't attendance in a session on Northern Ireland so I'm gonna keep I'm gonna keep moving on sorry yeah I did get distracted it's so exciting um we we've heard it direct from EU officials that our own officials haven't put forward the sort of proposals that have been put forward by the European research group in terms of dealing with the Irish issue that's the basic starting point for a negotiation apparently you know unless we're being lied to by those officials apparently our side haven't even asked for that that's the directive if this technology exists why isn't it being used on the Norway Sweden border I mean why is why hasn't been deployed anywhere yet there is no border that does what the ERG it's absolutely true what the ERG says we should be doing the whole point of technology is progress I mean you know oh so if okay if you know if who's it if if Graham Bell hadn't invented the phone we wouldn't have the iPhone I mean come on you got to look forwards not say well because no one's ever done it doesn't mean it can't be done it's it's it's a unique opportunity that we should embrace to say to what actually this could set the gold standard for the whole world in terms of how you deal with this stuff and what the EU is saying is when you've invented it that's fine until then we need to have the backstop right no do need the backstop but haven't you just haven't you just said that actually this is technology we will need to develop well most of it exists right in my view a combination of cameras trust the trader status and authorised economical operators deals with it if the EU say you know what let's try that it's not perfect but it's okay let's try that for five years and then develop if it can get even better great let's let's embrace it and say let's develop the best system in the world let's also remember you know you talk about inflating an issue the truth is the quantity of money of trade that goes across the Irish border in the overall context of the EU it's literally a round of drinks what in your ideal world what would be the terms under which we left I mean if you could if you could design the brexit deal what would it be if it based on the Canada deal yeah with no pluses hmm one plus one a half plus is you don't your middle classes I mean it's it's like it needs a whole security stuff surely I mean we're not well in my view security is completely separate and yeah let's remember security security is covered you know the best bits of our security in our country is NATO and the five eyes relationship and the other four are is a lot part of the EU but there's nevertheless there's still quite a lot of rather effective internal security coordination and quite properly the Prime Minister offered that and she offered it unconditionally which you know you can have a debate about that but the Prime Minister's offered that let's also remember take Galileo for example you know the project and where we've invested nearly two billion pounds Galileo only works if they use three bits of sovereign British soil around the world right if they want to check us out of it fine we'll develop our own system let's make it better and faster but by the way guys you can't you three bits of turf around the world I reckon I know the answer to this what do you think would be the economic impact of that kind of brexit on Britain in the short medium and long term but if we make it very clear what the reason we've got uncertainty the moment is because no one knows how it's gonna look if we make it crystal clear the Prime Minister wakes up tomorrow morning accepts the Canada deal Tice was right let's go for it then actually the uncertainty is dealt with hmm let me tell you you know our stock market will go up people will start you know investing more and more money into the UK it's literally like a it's like a switch that's waiting to go off so the opportunity is there now if the government keeps progressing you know this this this deal that nobody likes except number 10 and a few people in the cabinet then that's the worst of all worlds economically politically why does the Japanese ambassador talk about brexit as a betrayal the views of Japanese investment then I don't know you'll have to explain himself I mean I can have my bets if I don't know I can explain what he says I'm not going to speak for him but basically what he says is our investments in this country are based on the fact of ease of access to the European market and a Canada style deal whatever its benefit yeah is going to create friction in our trade with your opinion which will make trade harder doesn't it doesn't need to create friction it will say people say great fiction and if it creates I mean you know at the end of the day tariffs is sort of 1 to 3% you know that's not that's not the difference between a good business and a good products and a bad business and a bad products um I don't think that betrays years investments or you know the Japanese have invested they've got some fantastic plants you know Nissan in Sunderland I think is is one of the top three or four car plants in the world I mean it's amazing it we should be incredibly proud of it I guess what we might bought buy more Nissan's hopefully electric ones you know produced in this country rather than buying Mercedes or BMW I don't know it's called it's called buying power but it's also but but also a modern economy depends fundamentally on trade yep economies depend more heavily on trade with their neighbors and they do on trade with other people I mean okay would you oh yeah which we have a word about geography yeah are you in the sort of Liam Fox school that geography is dead I wish it was dead when I was at school very bad the reality is we live in a global world and things move incredibly quickly all over the world and so I think the issue of physical proximity is much much less important than it was that's you know that that's the real truth there's even a geographic effect on eBay I mean trade patterns on eBay show a massive geographical balance for all sorts of reasons shipping speed language all sorts of reasons so even in this most modern of trading places let alone more old-fashioned manufacturing I mean in which case fine let's then everybody should accept let's do a quick Canada deal and move on it all points to a Canada deal which is why it's so inexplicable that this government refuses to embrace it but but coming back to my initial point to Canada deal will imply greater difficulty in trading with the universe but let's remember you know under the World Trade Organization some dreadful certainly they might sort of trade facilitations agreements or something um you know the whole point is that actually countries are being encouraged to reduce friction there's a legal obligation under WTO to reduce friction not increase it so again it's a great opportunity to say hey what guess what let's you know let's between us embrace that and let's make it you know frictionless on the basis of a kind of deal it's only the it's it's either people that don't want us to leave or is the EU because they're negotiating that say there's gonna be all sorts of friction put up well the EU will put up various we know that what they're saying they will and if we if we drop our terrace with European Union there's another WTO provision that says we have to do it with everyone are you seriously saying we scrap all our tariffs no I tell you what stuff that we don't produce there's no point having tariffs on coffee on oranges right and things like that that we don't produce of course we should scrap those immediately of course we should say to the United States we're going to reduce 10% on cars to zero and where are you on agriculture are you in favor of maintaining agricultural tariffs to protect for my sector here yeah I think I think on the farm sector yes you know farming has always been subsidy subsidized by the you know way before we join you most developed nations around the world subsidized their farmers you know food security is critically important so yes we should give that but what we do with it you know at the end of the day the great thing about having control is you can say well let's change the rules here there and let's try it for three or four years and you might make some mistakes guess what let's change them learn from them the big arable Barons they accept that they've had a pretty good deal compared to the small livestock farmers up in you know places like the Lake District so that's got a change that's about having our own control being able to make our own decisions and guess what try things and if we make a mistake adjust it you said of the No Deal notices that the government came out with I've got the quotes here that it was scare mongering made up by the same people who designed the referendums project fear this is Dominic Rob you're talking about no he read it out he didn't write the notes but he he he basically approved he read them out as I say they would have been produced they would be produced by officials in the departments for him as the winner yeah and you know but it's a but he's not a remain a scare monger is he um no he's not he's a break City but but but the reality is in my view in everything that has come out of of the government departments it has been a stream of negativity but let's just you know I've talked about some of the positives here this evening how much positivity have we heard come out of any single government department about break city I'm happy I might be wrong on some stuff but I'm not wrong on everything well I think you hear quite a lot of positivity out of Defra actually at the moment but but the fact the fact is isn't there just the hint of a possibility that some of these forecasts might be right based on the track record know what what track record apparently yeah I mean you know these are the same people that said we were going to lose half a million jobs the banks would flee the tech firms would leave property prices would crash and you know all of this stuff and actually exactly the opposite happened exactly the opposite and this let's let's remember you know two days ago the Chancellor had a windfall amount of cash to spend right because these officials in the Treasury got their forecasts a year ago badly wrong okay so and these so they've just got a track record of being too conservative to- getting it wrong and actually you know i live in a world where the glass is always half full it's never half I'm still the Treasury always is is understating how much money we're gonna have what do that wolf for the last for the last year you know consistently we it turned out that actually we've been we're gonna borrow less and less this year and next year so record is not good it's never been good okay I've done this very badly because the whole section of questions I'm not going to ask you because it's how I read it earlier but I want to talk to you about politics a little bit and the first thing is leave means leave simply a brexit lobbying organization or is it the infrastructure for a new political party it's the former definitely know and there are people within it who SIA is possibly the latter we're it we're a we're a group we're cross party no party we've had a range of speakers on our rallies which have been great fun for anybody's been to them and I don't know we are we are a lobbying organization getting the message out that you know we've got a chat checkers and what's amazing is you know the impact of social media to over a million people have watched on livestream our rallies I mean that's that's a huge number of people just like this event just like this event you know yeah but take for instance the hypothetical that we ended up signing up to a deal that is checkers that Parliament votes it through that becomes where we are there are those who say in those circumstances we need a new you kid and you're kind of creating the infrastructure I mean are you thinking on those terms all those lines I'm not currently because I'm just totally focused on persuading who needs persuading to chat checkers and then there won't be a scenario little no I've actually got a day job who who would you like to be the next leader of the Tory puzzle oh goodness a brexit ear that will help look there's well firstly how long do you think the current Prime Minister will survive do you think she'll be there until we left I don't think she'll be there in 12 months time okay and I think the next leader of the party will be a BRICS is here there would be three or four that I think would do an excellent job oh go on three or four names I mean we will know Boris wants to put his name forward you know there's other names like you know quite sure dominant would put his name forward you know who knows Jacob my penny any more denied my it's pretty right there's a whole load of you know great breaks the tears will all be you know ambitious about it do you think if the Conservative Party changed its leader now we would be able to do brexit better do you think that will be helpful if the Tory party was up suddenly unless the Prime Minister wakes up very soon and says you know I've misread this we need to go to a counter deal if she did that or if she woke up and said actually we're just going to WTO she would be the most popular Prime Minister for a very long time so she still has a huge opportunity and the question is whether she'll grasp it but otherwise then in order to get the sort of break so that I think leavers voted for then the sooner there's a change of prime minister the better what if a lot of things play out totally differently and the Prime Minister comes back with a deal that looks far more Yee a than WTO and Parliament passes that that's not is not breaks it you know I mean before I think before you know during the referendum lots of the year the remainders were saying you know any ei would be the worst of all worlds and now they're saying it's the but to be fair lots of leavers were saying we're not gonna believe in the single mark I mean things were said in the referendum by both sides that they'd like us to forget now I'm not sure I can't think of any you know people on our side that we're saying we're gonna stand the single market the government's own leaflet said we will you know our relationship with the single mother were on your side they weren't on our side um but know that the EI is not is not the solution there is a there is a there is a legitimate debate to be had about well if we're not able to get this sorted over the next few months because we haven't got the right people doing it then what's the holding pattern you can have a legitimate say well you could have EI with a sunset clause of let you know but it needs to be short I mean we've we've the camp you don't even need a transition period let alone extending it so you could live with an ETA you could look I think I think it's not a question living with it um it's a question of it wouldn't surprise me if as some form of leaving process if Parliament players all sorts of silly games we could end up there you know I think it would be a bad place to end up and the real danger is unless you put in a very strict sunset clause that it terminates that we end up staying there and that would be just a huge wasted opportunity but in the event through incompetence or EU stubbornness or whatever reason you might want to say is responsible for it we end up without a trade deal as we're coming towards exit day do you accept the need for something to tide us through in between leaving and signing up to that new deal just if nothing else just to prevent businesses remember to adapt twice yeah well then get it sorted now let's not you know we don't we get as I said just but just now we don't need a transition period you know we can just you know we can deal with stuff we can sit down and say right guys we've got to sort this by Christmas but in the event we don't you'd be you could say negative I'm an optimist you know I'd love to resume it further so Richard just come in and help us sort it out cuz you know this is a blessing and yeah there's civil servants who drive and for whatever reason they're just not succeeding who said she's only got 12 months left she's not going ringing you know III wrote in con home a year ago that you know we needed to replace the negotiating team you know they haven't and the situation's got worse just one final question about the great beyond I mean what beyond brexit do you think most needs to be fixed about this country I mean what is the public policy priority for this country wants we're out I think we need to as a conservative that believes in in free markets and enterprise innovation we need to the most important thing is actually we need to regain our mojo our confidence our belief in our country and say actually you know we're fantastic let's believe in ourselves and we could debate about the economic rights of that but in my view go for growth encourage entrepreneurs small businesses and all the economic policies should be driving that driving innovation it encourage disruptors and you know just but there's a really important thing to say actually because we're not far from the city here you know the biggest threat to the City of London is not brexit it's a hideous thing called method to right you know and this is really important stuff because no politicians are talking about this you know but that is what's happening people are leaving London not because it breaks is because under method two they can't talk to their own office and read their own research in New York this stops happening now that's why that's that's them that's about deregulating it's about smart regulation not daft regulation I've done I was wrong I said take care of the boring ways finished no no this this is an exciting way to finish because this is the highlight of the evening I'll give you a beer mug thank you very mu and brexit beer mug and say thank you Edison oh oh oh hang on I've got doing a quick fire round oh thank you Ben ready yep beer or burgundy burgundy Beatles or the stones Beatles cheddar or camembert cheddar this will matters to me Oasis or blur Oasis autumn beef bourguignon or steak and ale pie people Bergen you Deary me UK are changing Europe or any other thing tank you can think of so I have to think about that I want to tear that mug back Richard thank you ever so much it's been brilliant [Applause]

BNP on Question Time (Thu, 22 Oct 2009) Part-5/6

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The political debate comes from London, with a panel including Justice Secretary Jack Straw; the Conservative spokeswoman for community cohesion, Baroness Warsi; Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman; the leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin; and playwright and author, Bonnie Greer. David Dimbleby chairs.

can the success of the BNP be explained by the misguided immigration policy which the immigration policy that you call the greatest act of genocide against the British people in history according to your website the immigration invasion act of deliberate calculated genocide against our ancient race and nation so successive governments are committing genocide against their own people is that your theory I'm afraid that's the case yes I certainly has your theory from from from the ordinary grassroots position when all the political elite celebrates all the multicultural diversity and oh no I yes I do in it is master finish it's about destroying the United Nations definition it's about destroying a culture our pawning allowing children to learn their own culture for example calling mr. Griffin that you use that word don't agree imagine funny bear cookie funny girl look the term indigenous first of all there was an ice age here there were no people here in the Ice Age because they couldn't live in the ice it's so good to electro get you God no listen would be here all night this is about today I saw David this know they are nick griffin calls his party for indigenous ice age the mr on the people largely descended all right okay when the ice melted okay with melted seventeen thousand years ago but people came up from the south didn't they they couldn't come from the north where would they have come from the south all of us and you know this because you have a tooth to all of us are descended from Africa you wouldn't disagree with that with you okay now the only only people who were here on this continent and I got a lot of books in fact I brought a lot of stuff for you to read me because you need it the eat the only people who were here up and I call them people were in the end results those were the people who were on the european colony now if you don't believe that that you can come the British Museum we got lots and lots of information for you i really wish you come because the history you've got on your website is a joke it's wacky and anybody get upset by it is you in the middle of the white shirt there I know you spin already no no you haven't all right speak up them quite this is a question to indict Griff I beg your pardon Nick makers are all committed to and reversing and you're committed to stemming the flow and reversing the flow of immigration into the UK so that we've revert back to a white Britain where do you want me to go this is my country I love this country on part of this country gonna rock I was born here I was educated here you'd be surprised how many people have a whip-round could buy you a ticket and your supporters to go you go to the South Pole it's a colourless landscape it will suit you fine young man city yes thank you yeah our immigration policy is I think supported by eighty-four percent of the Rhenish people at present who according to a very recent opinion poll I said they were worried about immigration we roll Nik we must be like whatever thing you go buttons in the papers under the other day and this included to two-thirds of members have settled ethnic minorities in this country also saying immigration is out of control it's time to shut the door because I love what our policy is what he said was what what where do you want me to go is was his cause very happy for you to stay here what we what we said it goes that we believe but it's time to shut the door because this country is overcrowded that criminals bogus asylum seekers and people aren't lawns of this country should be deported and everyone else can stay there's no such thing as I'm sure there's no such thing as a bogus asylum seeker you are a science buddy all right you said fine see that's a legal term I'm amazed that you still pander to the left immigration is a major issue in this country is because of your policies and disregard the BMP you've risen you're not accept that the government has an issue about this and has to tackle it square on well what what I accept so sir it is this that their crisis is an issue which is exploited by people on the far right and given that the constituency that I've represented now for 30 years of course I'd understand that but what I'm not going to start going around us and say and I hope you're not either is to say that suddenly I'm come from I come from immigrant stock I've you may or may or may not but I certainly do I'm third generation Jewish émigrés on my mother's side well we could you have to have effect I'm very happy to have a fairly open debate about this but as zaida said and she was agreeing with me we don't want to pull up the drawbridge we are I accepted an entirely people's concerns about the pace of change and I've seen that in my own constituency what we try and do with that is to ensure there are the resources put in places i also understand the degree to which various myths about immigrants are perpetrated by people on the far right if you go around and talk to people but check the system because you one tackle it Jack short that Jack Straw let me just put you a quote from your own labor Frank Field a much respected speaker on this issue who in today's Ted Daily Telegraph said a fight back against the BNP will only begin when the party leaders give a full pledge that our population will not breach the 65 million barrier 70 million being convicted do you support that idea no I don't and frankly not i'll tell you why because Frank is a good friend of mine and he's an old friend of mine but i don't happen to believe that putting a cap on population is possible why isn't it possible because you then have to put a cap on for example the number of children that people have you also have to decide that you're going to be very very authoritarian and you can come into this country what we have done sir I'm we have responded to the concerns very significantly for example by tightening border controls introducing the kind of checks on people going out as well as people can do characters were playing and we've done that you but fan bucks what we've also done is to introduce the Australian points-based system for work work visa but Jack not of your systems our work that's right break very sort they these systems are working and what for example there do your respective work permits and I've seen that with my own constituents instead of getting a work permit is that much more difficult and we can adjust as Chris was saying the numbers each year by changing right so you start having the honest debate you have to start having an honester but you're in denial and that gentlemen is right all right all right Nick Nick Nick Griffin he says it is working you think it's working I don't think it's working you see with your own eyes what's going on in towns and cities all over Britain the place is changing at a huge rates and the ordinary public simply do not want it okay time the elite learned that the man of the with a blue tie on the pale blue tie there in the blue suit yes sir yes while be letting thousands of immigrants into our country when we have rising unemployment Why Why What because the appointment in this country yeah gone then speak up immigrants refugees Nick griffix should probably visit my workplace I had a student who was a qualified doctor in her country and she worked proudly as a cleaner in this country I have other students attempting to learn English that they can trip can contribute positively in this country and they're taking on jobs that some English people according to mr Griffiths definition of English are unwilling to take some foreigners unwilling to take okay I'm going to move on now because we believe it or not any got under 10 minutes left and I didn't want this whole program to be about the BNP shalina nila where I please should the Daily Mail have published the John Muir article and stephen gately should the Daily Mail have published the Jan moya article on stephen gately the boys own band member who died suddenly and the Daily Mail janwar published an article which caused a great number of people i think over 22,000 to complain about it Bonnie Graham one of the qualities of our democracy and is the most important maybe is that we have freedom of speech and freedom of expression if we don't have it we're doomed I didn't like that article I thought it was nasty I thought it was cruel I thought it was inaccurate I don't know where this woman was coming from when she wrote in I despised it but she had the right to write it and the newspaper had the right to print it that's called democracy it ain't pretty but it's the least evil we human beings can make sure soon you

Should Britain take in more refugees? Asylum Aid in Sky News debate 20 April 2015

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Zoe Gardner, Communications Officer at Asylum Aid debates Daily Mail journalist Harriet Sergeant on the UK’s responsibilities towards refugees risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean.

what to do what can be done joined by the journalist and author Harriet's sergeant as well as Zoe Gardner from the charity asylum aid very good morning to both of you Harry let's start with you if we can who are these migrants what do they want to do well these migrants are desperate to come to – to Europe and to the UK and watch this these awful tragic events have shown is that our whole Asylum policy and our refugee policy are all dictated by criminal gangs I mean it's it's them you you can't get here you unless you've paid for criminal gang to bring you and it's then that's deciding are purely financial reasons who they're going to bring in and they are often and when I looked into this they often people who were drug smugglers before but then discovered that they could make far more money smuggling people and with far less danger to themselves I mean if you're caught smuggling drugs you get a huge time in prison if you're caught smuggling people you get a kind of limp slap on the wrist so when the EU leaders are discussing this they must really get start getting tough with criminal gangs and start giving the same sentences to them as they do to drug smugglers oh I was thinking about this morning I remember going to to report from the island lamp producer that was 12 years ago I think the only one to guess it was 12 years ago and we spent a week on land producer the locals then were complaining bitterly about what they saw as this influx of people they saw the humanitarian crisis but they didn't see why it was a going to be such a problem for them my point to you is this is not a new problem it's been around then while I'm talking to Zoe Harriet so I'll come back to in just a second the point is sorry it's not a new problem but the numbers are much bigger than they were yes the numbers are rising and that is reflecting the fact that there is increased instability globally and there are more people displaced due to war and persecution at the moment than there has been at any time since the Second World War and the whole of Europe has seen an increase in asylum applications except for the UK we are not seeing growth in our number of people that seeking safety with us at the same rate as other European countries and it's time for us to step up and take a fair share of the responsibility for desperate people seeking safety Harry what do you say to that are we being flinty here in the UK do I need to be a bit more open hearted well I think we all want or when we see these terrible pictures that we've seen today I mean our immediate reaction is we want to be open-hearted we want to take everybody in but the truth of the matter is that at the moment you know almost five five hundred thousand people are coming to live a year to live in the UK I mean that's that's 300,000 when you look at net migration figures that's a lot of people and we are already seeing now I have to say that's the majority from the EU but that's an awful lot of people and we already seen how this is affecting our GP surgeries ie our schools hospitals and and the fact that figures show that we are having to build one house every 7 minutes in order to provide housing for the migrants we already have never mind for future migrants and the really sad thing is that we are a small overcrowded island with a finite amount of land you know but they're taking in more per capita than we are yes but they're not taking in the number of people that are coming into the UK is is is much more ok and we see I mean we see from the scenes that Calais that an awful lot of the migrants who managed to make the terrible journey across the Mediterranean arriving in Calais and then jumping on lorries and trying to get into the UK so a you were shaking your head explain to our viewers why I was shaking my head firstly because it's completely disingenuous to lump in asylum seekers with net immigration figures overall asylum-seekers make up roughly 4% of people coming to this country their tiny numbers matter numbers that we as one of the richest countries in the world can certainly deal with other countries in the European Union such as Germany taken far more than us have resettlement schemes Germany has pledged to resettle 200 thousand Syrian refugees whereas we have so far taken in 90 it is pathetic and it is absolutely only option is the only option here simply to welcome all of these people are there other alternatives I mean for instance we have been inundated today with people saying look copy the Australian model there is another way of dealing with this you don't just have to let more people in you can do what the Australians have done a couple of years ago they had three boats arriving every day they have not had any all year they've been tough they deployed but they stopped the boats from arriving that is in violation of UN Convention on Human Rights sorry the UN Convention on refugees in 1951 Convention which we are also signatories of we have obligations under international law to protect people from persecution from torture and from war and we should be doing more if we if we had a credible resettlement scheme to bring in a reasonable number of people for who are sheltering at the moment in dangerous conditions in camps in the desert in Jordan in Iraq in Lebanon in countries where their presence is a destabilizing factor open we would be contributing to more yeah we'll come back to some of the points you raised just there but Harriet god yes I I do think that there is something that we can do and it's it's not glamorous it's not sort of opening our hearts but it really does work and that is looking at where these cut people are coming from and actually trying to do something about those countries and there's one simple thing that the EU could do which is to have free trade agreements with for example Africa I mean free trade are actually raised 580 million Chinese from abject poverty since the 1980s what rate is boring but it works and that is what we should be really looking at I mean I just yeah I'm sorry we're ignoring something here aren't we which is this this whole question of Libya I mean you know to what extent we own this problem and the suggestion one suggestion is that actually there's a particular problem with Libya and that's because of our intervention there do you think that makes a special case for us that we have a particular responsibility Harriet because of our involvement in Libya yes I mean I I have to agree that I mean I think that we have our intervention in the Middle East has been catastrophic and that unfortunately we we do have a duty because we have have intervened and it has been catastrophic so I think that leaves us open to that argument but I think there's a lot of other things that we should be doing and we should remember that these criminal gangs are using Libya and the instability there as a means of getting people of getting people from all over the world I mean there was one man today who survived who is from Bangladesh so they are using that instability to get people from all over the world into the EU and the UK okay almost out of time so garden let's give the final word to you you say we need to welcome in more people you say a lot of these people are fleeing war-torn embattled past the world we're getting a lot of correspondence earful people say actually no that's not true a lot of these people are simply economic migrants but rather more importantly when you look at the polls your view does not tally with the majority view in the UK and that gives you a problem well actually the majority of you in the UK is in support of offering refuge to people at risk of torture and of persecution the majority of people may have concerns about immigration but as I stated before it's a separate issue and just going to this question of the long term solutions there are suggestions that perhaps trade agreements are the answer perhaps intervention is the answer perhaps none of them as the answer but one thing is for certain you will not have with all your trade agreements and all the best will in the world you will not have achieved a secure situation for these families to and tomorrow more of them will take to the sea and risk their lives and we need to do something about that urgently so what is the long-term solution to a situation where for instance in sub-saharan Africa you've got massive demographic pressures you've got a median male 8h which is very low young people you do what young people want to do they've got bags of energy they want to improve their life they're prepared to move to a better country a better way of life to secure that quality of living what's the long-term solution to that actually I'd like to bring it back to the refugees we're talking about Syrians Somalis that's that's your own figures that said that they're coming from Syria people coming from Syria not simply looking for a better life they're looking for life and I don't have a magic bullet solution to the long-term problems of world peace what I have is a human solution to the people who are dying on our doorstep we need to do something about that today sorry sergeant you're not a nerd – the images are you've already made that clear you look at as we all do these images and we hear the arresting stories and this is a really substantial death toll if you were you know part of that meeting today in Luxembourg of foreign ministers you can understand there is a political imperative to sort this out given that there's been a change in policy from the European Union we have married Nostrum we had a program which was designed to rescue people in the sea we've we've rowed back from that situation we're less interventionist than we were and that's causing genuine concern in certain quarters the I quite agree and then this is absolutely tragic but I mean just to return to the the UN Convention the problem is that under the UN Convention rules we would be liable to take huge numbers of people I mean for example if you have HIV you are allowed to claim asylum in the UK that's an awful lot of people and I think we really have to look at the at the UN Convention and think all right who are we going to help and really target that help to those people who need it and those people incidentally are the ones that are rotting in refugee camps they don't have the money to pay a people trafficker and get to the EU Harriet's Sergeant Zoe Gardner thanks both you tell my foot story I'm ever so sorry but leave it there but I'm sure you will return to soon thanks both very much indeed

Copyright Directive is about shutting down dissenting voices – UKIP Leader Gerad Batten

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very good morning to you and this freeze I mean so many leaks coming out of the cabinet it seems utterly divided and treacherous actually and Philip Hammond the Chancellor are working to frustrate brexit I wonder if that's something you'd agree with treating pro leave ministers like pirates you've taken him prisoner now firstly who do you think's leaky missed us and secondly do you think they're right well I don't think it matters who's leaking this stuff because actually you don't know they're leaking stuff stuff excreting but it's not just on brexit if you think about the 1% pay cap of public workers you've got the Chancellor saying this is our position you've got Boris contradicting you I can't think of a government in my lifetime who within weeks a four-legged administration all appear to hate each other now the problem with this is but how is Brussels going to take anything David Davis says today seriously because who knows what the government's position really is so it is a mess it's not you can ask you I mean you obviously you had one vision right for this country to extricate us from the European Union and it was successful if the brexit deal that we're going to end up with here anywhere near what you envisage it would be what brexit will happen of that I've got no doubt you know it would be what you understood brings it to be the way things and look what happened is has been redefined isn't it as hard and soft Breck slow and hard brexit as the press and Tony Blair and others call it is the brexit we voted for I mean it couldn't have been clearer we were voting to leave the European Court and voting to leave the single market and what we're now getting is kind of a replay of the arguments that took place in the referendum I'll tell you what my production government is committed to leaving the European single market and the customs union yes it is and so the Labour Party I mean if you look at it 85% of the votes of a general election were for parties that wanted to leave a single market and yet my suspicions are getting back to peers this question I suspect that by the middle of 2019 we will see a substantial watering down what the one thing that seems to me is just being sort of part to one side is the one issue that I felt at the time was the big issue of that referendum immigration yep and the reason it seems to me is that when people have got into the weeds no one's really got a solution however we break it for controlling immigration which is to me a bit perverse given that was why oh absolutely most people voting and look at the arguments look at the arguments now about housing primary school access GP access all of these problems you know our population is going up officially by over half a million people a year unofficially it's probably number three quarters of a million every year so yeah we may well finish up two years down the road where we've left the European Union but done it in name only and there can be a lot of very angry the fact that we've got this crippling loss now in the numbers of yeah of European nurses who want to come to this country how can that be good be the argument against tightening up immigration is it actually it we don't like start don't you don't keep out just about people you keep out a lot of very good people that we desperately need but ultimately if we need nurses or need engineers we will find them well why are we thinking just about Europe there is a very big world out there and although longer term one of the worst things is why are we're not training our own people there were too many people going to university leaving with 60,000 pounds worth of debt I'm not actually getting into job so we've had a real lack of vocational training a problem with trying to get people outside of a free movement system that you have quite a complicated system where you have to identify vacancies and then people are allowed to come in but only on a visa system where's the whole benefit of the free movement of people around the EU was that they would just come yeah be frictionless movement but coming out you're missing a market means with completely going to lose there are 200 countries in the world so virtually everybody where you have to get a work permit together work somewhere that's how the world works I agree with you in theory the free movement of workers was a wonderful idea until we let him the former communist countries and we did and it's an emotive word but we literally got swamped by vast numbers of people and our public circuits with the economy I know what most you know mostly men mostly because actually unless you're earning over 30,000 pounds a year you are not a net benefit to the UK economy so you can look at immigration and those that come in a known good money and pay real taxes are a benefit the rest frankly are not a benefit a benefit to employers benefits of employers but overall economic into the country now you

Question Time (6/10/16): UKIP, racism, are Tories for the workers and Syria

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order order who are an incorrigible delinquent at times babe yourself an and on our panel tonight the conservative Secretary of State for Wales Allen cans the Labour MP who ran briefly for the leadership of his party last year chuka emunah the leader applied come really on would you kids leader in Wales neil hamilton and the comedian who made his name on mock the week and now presents a podcast taking a sideways look at politics and apostles thank you very much and you don't have to let the people here make the running at home you can also get involved in the debate facebook twitter texting 839 81 will get you there let's have our first question Natalie Matthews please after the unsavory events today in Strasbourg and the resignation of down James after 18 days is there a future for UK is there a future for you keep after particularly the events of today and resignation of Diane James Stephen wolf and Mike Holcomb inner altercation which left Steven wolf of course in hospital Joker emunah well I'm glad that Steven wolf is okay there were reports earlier in the day that you may have leading to the brain and you know whatever differences political differences we may have and you know we're all human beings and I'm really glad that he's okay he's conscious and he's smiling is as he's put it in terms of you kick and its future what is its point going forward I mean Neil might have something to say about that but it has achieved the aim that it set out to achieve as a party now if it wants to go beyond that and create the kind of Britain it painted a picture of wanting to create at the last general election I think that would be highly undesirable flat-rate income taxes that give the top 1% a huge tax break whilst everyone else suffers I don't like that more private provision perhaps private insurance in the National Health Service I don't particularly like that and whilst of course I think we all would acknowledge that migration foes and population change pose challenges to any country I dislike a lot of the narrative that comes out of you clip which tends often to suggest that all of our problems as a country are down to immigrants when nothing could be further from the truth yeah we know you guys for their views but do you think they're collapsing well who knows what their future holds i think the bigger problem for them notwithstanding the leadership is what is the point of view kit and you know if the point of view clip is the picture of britain I've painted them offering at the general election well actually I don't think it's something that most of us have what Leon would I think this could go one of two ways now they could either disappear because they've achieved their political goal or they could become the anti-immigration party along the lines of the French front national that kind of right-wing party that we see break throughout Europe but this to me shows that really at base and this is a party full of eggs and fighting in politics is just not on it's not the way to to carry carry out your political disagreements and I would say you know it follows on from a referendum campaign where you Kip and put forward some pretty strong arguments and and I think encouraged some of the worst aspects of politics to come out in people and I'm referring there to two statements that could be referred to as being racist and we've seen a rise in hate crime since brexit and of course it fits in well with the infighting was gone in the National Assembly and also the hints of misogyny that we've seen there the leader referred to me and my colleague Kirsty Williams as political concubines that's prostitute for another word so this is the kind of language and the kind of federal referred little animal Hamilton said I am yes wouldn't speech in the National Assembly okay food two saxes lightweight when tale explained a moment when when you said the party was full of thugs somebody shouted out how dare you yes do it because I resent being called a thug by a party that actually by its very name is a racist party excuse me yes you are right come with the party of Wales well stir the wealth what about the restaurant if you if I did that in great in England said angling for the English I'd be in jail no excuse me and I just have to survive being called a thug well look people have pet thrown punches in strasburg today is that leg fetish behavior I resent you suggesting that I come from a racist party my party is not a racist party we are outward looking we are inclusive we're internationalist and in fact we are the only party in where's who is putting forward a proposal for brexit which is out to look in just all right the week before all right no no no I'm sorry you made your point now where I've got to be other people in we're talking about you kibum you made your counterpoint to him the woman there in purple yes I have to disagree with Leanne I find the plight camry empty English language totally I've seen it myself in my local village where they're getting rid of the english stream in our local school will be some be getting down a very different Road from the question well maybe maybe maybe we'll come back to this but I think it's only fair we hear from neil hamilton who Neil you no doubt heard today that your big the financier of you Kip says that unless you leave the party he's going to leave your clipping won't be supporting it because well I think I think you behave disgustingly spewing out biol today right well first of all I'd like to say that it's very dangerous when elected politicians particularly if they're leaders of other parties insult millions and millions of people who vote for their competitors you have got four million votes in the general election in the United Kingdom we elected seven members of the assembly here in Wales only in May we were the prime movers behind the brexit vote in which a majority of the British people voted to leave the European Union and indiana's own constituency of the Rhondda i think i'm right and saved from memory the fifty six percent of her own constituents voted against what she wanted which was to stay in the EU and a call members of you keep in their tens of thousands a party of thugs I think it's absolutely disgraceful what's that fighter ammon because of two people got into a fight which they should certainly never have done so they're not in contravention of you gives own rules and I've anticipated this question of course this evening and our own rules say all elected members are expected to act at all times in a manner which reflects positively on the party both in their personal and professional life elected members are expected to be aware that by virtue of their elected position their actions are subject to greater public scrutiny and that poor behavior can damage the part you'll bring it into disrepute all that's very obvious isn't it well no well it is obviously you hardly need a rule to tell people nothing it's a job and I presume I presume now that disciplinary action will be taken once an inquiry is carried out and due process is observed and if it proves that somebody was guilty of throwing a punch and causing some actual bodily harm then after that's more a matter for the police in a way than for a political party to decide one but ok that is undoubtedly an action when it could result in one or both of these interviews be expelled for the mystory not condone this now today okay and it is certainly not typical of our party yes I'm a heron I really I've been here 15 years and I've never seen a fight now this kind of what you just said is very interesting because you're talking about Steven wolf because you said earlier on the BBC I think Steven picked a fight right so you're talking about I even I iting picked a fight with it and came off worse is what you said yeah I heard in safe I was on I was on negatory I'm not charge of story contact I'm not trying to us score a point of view the point is you're clearly referring to Steven wolf yeah frontrunner to be leader and you're saying if that's true he can't stand was leader well and you know that the supporters Nigel Farage and Aaron banks want that side of you kill as a leader saying that doesn't have one other thing is that I've read that I've read the rule I've written out to this audience this evening and in normal circumstances what would happen is in a disciplinary case of that kind those who are involved in such a fight would be suspended from the party pending the outcome of an inquirer are you calling for a police investigation well I this occurred in France I don't know what the rules but do you think that aren't projects that i would have thought if it's a case of actual bodily harm that this is a matter for the police HQ get for you get association now but he probably won't be able to remember what he asked for tomorrow Mike and that's a trivial responsible back to a serious matter okay I got that back but the question was at you about what is there a future for you kid and yes one isolated event which is wholly to be deprecated and should not be tolerated is not representative of you keep as a party which is now major player particularly in Wales and the leaders standing down down James after what was it 18 days as leader of your party well I can't explain that I didn't vote for was a lot the car big splat I I thought she was not suited to the role and I was very surprised that she put herself forward but you know we're not the only party which sometimes elects an inadequate leader are we and a person's oh well obviously Nigel Farage is back isn't he the he's got a lot of things to to cope with at the moment he's obviously supposed to be advising Donald Trump how Donald is gonna cope without him art no idea and we're all quite surprised given that he is back as leader of you Kip he's not actually on this panel tonight and we were expecting a more on question time he's been on often up at the reason he was like King to step back in and say I am leader was he was very worried that neil hamilton might actually claimed that he was in fact the leader when Diane James had stepped down all right let's hit the woman at the back there and the very back in pink yes no there is no future for UK because children are our future and I don't think they are going to be voting you kept simple as no future okay um okay well I think we should all be grateful that Seton wolf appears to be okay and hopefully he'll be discharged from from hospital now I'm not necessarily best placed to answer how you keep members or you give activists feel but there is a serious job of work to do and we in and on jun the 23rd we voted in the referendum to leave the European Union and there are serious challenges and it's the government's job in order to focus and get the best deal for the whole of the United Kingdom in delivering on that instruction that came from the public and you Kip will have represented a significant number of voters in the assembly elections in the general election but those people will feel let down as a result of the sort of antics that we're seeing by the leadership and by the politicians and I think that is up to the government to act in a responsible way to continue that positive agenda acting on the instruction and I hope that other parties will play their part 2 ok I'm going to hear from one or two members of the audience the woman over there about you Kip and then we'll move on yes I just wanted to come back to the original question really if there's any need for you kept and I think that they will be need for you kapil unless people start you know the government start building more social housing and you know they're they're better paying jobs for people because people are actually dissatisfied in Wales with a lot of errors and weird and in England have suffered due to the the death of manufacturing we make fun to admit we may come on to a bit more of that in a moment you can you certain pick those problems are they you sir I think libas in action on immigration will always ensure that there is a you kept jeremy corbyn's doors wide open policy will backfire all right they'll just feel you kept the job is done the minister summed it up there is time to act for support time for action now we voted to leave the EU that meant working with people for you Kip so I think the government and you keep need to work together to you know take us out of it they're out of the the EU and because end the day that's a conservative over there well what on the left i right steady on Neil as I understand for what I just confirmed whether that was a long time ago but my point is we need to work together now because I'm a civil servant and I'm not sure you know where we're going with this now and it's for the government to take action now and and get us out of here alright we have a bit more about that but I was trying to get the verse on the very back there yes yeah you Kip has got a toward manifest or stop immigration so how hard is it to elect a new leader to put that forward a two-word towards and the manifesto stop immigration I do you approve of them no I city works I don't approve of you kept in any shape or form I think they're shocking shocking up okay nothing I love swimming areas habitable I never got another question I just like to remind the British audience that you keep was the party they use a Nazi type of propaganda in the EU referendum the refugees was shocking and if this is the future of not just of British politics but of British political discourse and debate we have a very bleak future thank you all right get it on switch back that's quarter of an hour on you keeping we've got other subjects to talk about some of which may raise you keep policy as well but just before we go on to the next question next week we're going to be in the raf museum at hendon rather glamorous site in north london and the week after that in hartlepool so if you want to come to question time be in the audience the details on the screen how to apply and i'll give them again at the end but Hendon North London next week hartlepool the week after and right now a question from Lucy lock please our amber roads proposals for companies to disclose how many foreign workers who employ encouraging xenophobia and racism in the UK there's been a lot of criticism of what amber Rudd said at the party conference and what she said since then Alan Cannes is it right to ask companies to disclose how many foreign workers they employ well let me say in the first instance that immigration has brought huge benefits to our nation they've benefited the economy they've benefited peptic services they diversified and benefited our our culture so immigration is a positive thing and I think where people get naturally worried and rightly so is when that immigration is uncontrolled and therefore the pressures that come about on public services the competition for labor in many areas where maybe those companies are not fulfilling the obligations they have in order to offer opportunities to working people here in the hall and across the rest of the United Kingdom so what amber Rudd has talked about is launching consultation later this year to see exactly what else can be done for non EU migrants to see or non EU immigration to see what else we can do so for example let me just like flushing that firm well who don't have more skilled labor force I've come forcing them to list how many foreign workers they employ that's which is along the today programs that would you want to see well that'll be part of the consultation use another one it that's that's exactly what today would be well if I can answer the point oh yeah I'll rescue the poet let me highlight that in the last Parliament we closed 875 bogus colleges who were offering courses to students and that didn't effectively exist people would come they would register and then they would never follow up the course thereafter now at that time we were called to be extreme because we took that strong action against those colleges now that is accepted as genuinely good practice because of the impact the positive impact that would have had on a curbing immigration and emigration from outside of the EU has come down by thirteen percent but we now need to look at what else we need to do and potentially publishing the sorts of things that you've talked about it already happens in the United States employers talk about the proportion of of employees that they have from outside of the US and from within the US and that will be part of the consultation that will happily engage with with employees and they will be able to respond but reading between the lines you you approve of the idea you say it happens in the United States you'd like to see it happen here well I'd say absolutely but I want the business I want businesses to engage to share well how they feel they can better meet the needs of ordinary working people who feel they're not getting a fair deal that they're not getting the benefits that the employers are offering they feel it's a privileged few that are only benefiting those who are on the yachts and those who are are earning millions of pounds from pension funds we need to change the policies that work for ordinary working people so they're getting a fair crack of the whip chuckling but rather the question was are the proposals Fanning the flames of xenophobia and racism and I would say certainly the headlines definitely do that I think this was a shocking suggestion not least because I actually asked amber Rudd and her department how many EU citizens how many you national do they have working not only in the Home Office but in its different agencies they don't even collect the figures so she's attacking these different companies and firms for the number of foreign workers that they employ and not knowing the number she doesn't even know the number of people from abroad who are working in her own Department agencies so look what we need in my view if we're going to talk about immigration is to have a proper balanced debate and the problem is you've got it played out on two poles on the one hand you've got those who say immigration is always fantastic it doesn't pose any challenges to any community I disagree with that you have on the other hand the kind of Nigel Farage view of the world which is that all of our problems are down to immigrants now of course migration population flows can pose challenges in the labour market but that's why you properly enforce the minimum wage a community cohesion we have to provide better support to people who are settling here to for example be able to speak English and we've got to make sure that local authority areas get the support that they need financially to deal with population change but let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater on these issues there 1.5 million Brits who are employed in EU citizen owned businesses in our country they're over a hundred thousand EU citizens who are helping to power up our public services and let's not forget all the Brits who are living abroad in other countries not just in the EU who benefit from the movement of people around the globe so let's have a mature and sensible debate about this let's not have these gimmicks and stupid initiatives and headlines which stoke the flames of division when r is EU referendum we've got to bring people back together when you approve the real kind of surveying employers to see how many foreign workers they have and if they have too many trying to do something about reporting into the job centre and looking for I think the real issue just quoting from EDD Miliband yeah the root who said this the root of the problem the root of the problem here is that in the end a lot of employers say and they when I was a shadow business sector ease to say this to me all the time they have chronic skill shortages so the way of dealing with that is not to attack foreign workers or people who help provide the skills to the businesses now is to make sure that we have a skill system that actually provides people with the skills that our employees me but i think but as biz went when you were shadow so you weren't busy so determine if you had been business secretary we have gone to would you have gaand vou and not like the moment are you know but would you would you put you where you click the shadow cabinet this is true so are you on offer again to jeremy corbyn para i have another cool yet there's a reshuffle ongoing as we speak but if it anyway it's about for you in terms of business is it is it sensible for government to do what ed miliband seem to be suggesting in 2012 is to look around an employer those employer there's an employer them but they've got over a quarter immigrants something wrong here we must do something about it is that the kind of direct action you'd like to see look I don't think direct action in that way is the way that we solve this problem we need to make sure I mean one of the things we need to do we have a ridiculous snobbery in this country that says if you do a technical vocational qualification is not as important as a degree when that is where the big school short it is so let's have more apprenticeships and let's end the snobbery in our country that says the glass ready to go back to Lucy locks question which is disclosing how many workers you employ her foreign encourages ennifer being reason do you agree with that um well I certainly don't think it's a good idea amber I'd said Vinci she said you know oh don't call me racist we can't talk about immigration we should be able to talk about immigration well she should certainly be able to talk about immigration she's the Home Secretary that's part of her brief if she can't talk about immigration then things have gone badly wrong but we had a debate about immigration for 10 years we haven't talked about much else in the last six months she then rubbish tinchy the idea that labored set up this fund the migration impact fungal thank you very much took it just in case I couldn't quite remember it but it didn't she said it was a terrible idea you know and then what did she do she said I'll we're doing our own fund the controlling yet migration fund it is not controlling migration is controlling migration impact fun it's in fact a migration impact fund but just in a slightly different form so this idea that we're naming and shaming companies it shouldn't be shameful if you've got a company that you employ foreign workers because there's a skill shortage in Britain the thing is at the moment we've got a skill shortage when it comes to negotiate this rubrics it they reckon we've got about 25 negotiators and we need about 500 seems a good chance that the Ministry of berks it will be employing quite a few people from abroad and may have to name and shame themselves is yo set the top there um it just gets me is it's now I'm proud to be British anymore or English well well well the cry goes out but whatever I mean the thing is I mean if you say something against foreigners or immigrants or whatever you're immediately known as a racist and all the rest of it and they used to be a thing called freedom of speech neil hamilton well what a segway that was i think this is a wholly deplorable idea and utterly irrelevant to immigration control and actually discredits the notion of the need for immigration control we're adding to the population of this country at the minute the United Kingdom that is a city the size of Cardiff every year from immigration alone the scale of the inflow is what's the cause of the problem when we joined the european union or common market has recorded in those days back in 1973 we were nine countries are broadly similar economic prosperity so we didn't have these vast movements across boundaries that we have today the problem within the european union was caused largely from 2004 when countries which were prob formerly behind the Iron Curtain became members the European Union and their income levels were a small fraction on average of what hours are in this country so of course people want to come and better their condition of life and they want to move to countries where they can earn more money and live a better life for their families a wholly admirable notion the problem is that if the scale of the migration is too fast then that creates social problems in the countries to which these people are coming so when I against immigrants as such they're not the cause the problem as individuals the problem is the scale of the flow and immigration has to be controlled otherwise all sorts of other problems of course and that is what actually creates racism and xenophobia and you don't see amber Rudd's proposals as trying to I don't think that'll make your lashes contribution to immigration traffic at all and I think it discredits the argument and therefore it's counterproductive you said in the middle there I just think it's the the tomb of the what amber had said is incredibly dangerous giving what happened and breaks it straight after with them polish families and various other you natural fibers this thing is we vitamin forcefully Gundam anyway because it's a very complicated procedure but the overall just thought this totally inappropriate given what's happened recently in brexit what was it about when amber Rudd said I mean that the idea that they were taking that if people coming in with taking British jobs is it that idea that you object to or what yeah that sort of thing because I Gandhi Parsons put out there's a skill shortage in you in the UK which a lot of foreign nationals do for example in Boston there's a lot of people do and work in the fields or what have you but a lot of British people won't do those types of jobs so a lot of you you national be willing to do those jobs in those hard manual jobs which people in Britain don't do anymore Leanne wood well and the last question was about whether or not you keep had a future and I think judging from the rhetoric on immigration that we heard from the Tory party last week we could say that mrs. may could be the next leader of UK and but I i think what what we saw in the Tory Party conference the vision that was given and by Theresa May is not something that I want to have anything to do with at all the vision that I've got four wheels is when where we can all live together regardless of where we came from originally we should respect each other's cultures and languages but we should be able to live together in harmony and this idea about separating foreign workers out from the indigenous population having some kind of list is a very dangerous road to go down I would suggest and I'm just glad that as politics shifts further to the right becomes more ugly more divisive more British nationalist in its in the way it expresses itself that we have an opportunity here in Wales to do something completely different and we could create politics who that is nothing like that whatsoever so you don't believe in only immigration controls that's not what I said at all and there is an argument to have a sensible immigration policy but locals we've got a doctor shortage here in Wales we are crying out in the Rhondda where I live there are GPS retiring an absolutely no plan to replace them thirty percent of our doctors in waves were trained oversees our immigration problem here in ways is that people are leaving the country the young people are going to university and not coming back the areas in the valleys that have become indie-pop elated schools are closing because of fallen roles if our areas were more successful economically people would want to come and live amongst us and we should be welcoming to them right there and somebody had that hung up here keep your hands up if you want to speak it was a woman there that's right I'll go to you first then I'll come to you yeah you said the students are not coming back to ears there's nothing to come back for that's the problem exactly that's the thing all right how would you go about that sometimes well last week my party and produced a plan for a national infrastructure commission for wheels for example which involves taking the opposite view to austerity and rather than closing down services investing in our infrastructure in our public services in our broadband infrastructure we've got a country that isn't connected north to south for example and we really do need to invest in those things that we missed out on when the times were good the borrowing money is short because of the the bank in bailon you in the third row you in the third row there yes I used to live and work in Spain and when I spoke to Spanish people they said that they felt that the UK wasn't welcoming to them they wasn't welcome to people in the EU so I wondered how the panel felt that people abroad see us as a country that they don't want to live and work in and contribute as part of Europe I think okay Liam allentown just we must move on but Alan cans briefly on the suggestion that Leon made that Theresa May could be leader of you keep and perhaps in that context you comment on what the young woman there said well can I say that the message that came out of that referendum was that immigration needed to be controlled in the first stage of controlling it is acknowledging it and simply ignoring it Leanne doesn't mean it goes away and jeremy corbyn last week completely failed to recognize the message that came from that referendum and it's interesting that Leon seems to be very open to immigration into the UK but if it goes into well speaking communities that she's got something very serious to say ok he said something you know and without anything to back it up what are you talking about can you quote me give me anything that can back up what you just said I can absolutely say that's when there's a migration into well speaking communities that the integration in those communities and I'm a passionate well speaker as supporting those communities isn't necessarily as it is and many of your members have taken direct action in the past many have broken the law to that effect and I would hope that you would condemn them to a bearing in mind the standpoint that you're changing now who are you talking about what are you talking about liant what are you talking about you you quite you absolutely know that we can go to he can go and the immunities right no absolutely not you and the audience will know as well that there are communities in Wales where there are nationalists activists that take direct action against people who come in it wasn't so long ago where it was so long ago that some of the cottages would being burnt down hang on that is nothing to do with played can rewrite the one of the winning big on Regis absolutely trade you a brief a brief comment from you I live in shangai knocking come out and share played camry a rear abdicating english stream primary education throughout the whole of coumadin share what do you say about that you say you're open to all immigration played camellia aunty english language at the moment especially in cometh ensure i don't accept that how can my party be aunt english language when the leader is an english language speaker that would be perverse would net well you don't solve anything i'm a learner I'm not affluent well spaghetti we have it is i was on the hair is a better well speak of the new yes play by a long talk about yes you're catching up well I mean I'm alone I'm and I'm not fluent so if what you were saying was correct that would be like a former South Harmon all right let's go on let's go on no we couldn't have that one outside later and I shouldn't have said that I didn't I didn't I didn't say I didn't have said I said give the discuss the discussion can go on later Brian Warlow please the the Prime Minister this week stated we are the party of workers if true where does this leave the labor party is over and over again the true Workers Party the party for ordinary working people Mrs May said in her conference speech and apostles what you make of that oh well she was em she was stood up wasn't seen you in front of her the slogan was a country that works for everyone and then announced that she was bringing back grammar schools something that conspicuously cousin he only said that she was going to be the champion for the people that had defied the establishment forgiving that she's being part of the establishment for decades and is arguably now the pinnacle of the establishment she then went on to say Britain should be a country it doesn't matter where you were born she obviously hadn't heard the speech from her own home secretary her own health secretary who was suggesting that we train up more junior doctors and then we could tell the foreign doctors who are helping us out at the moment that they should go away Jen heard from a Liam Fox who basically said that people who were here from the EU they he wasn't going to say that they could stay because they were a negotiating chip they weren't people as such they were negotiating chip well if I may continue I've got a little bit more to do if that's all right the point about what about labor yeah the thing about label is it we'd already had from Philip Hammond what's his now his economic policy is economic policy what was he going to do he wants to say that he's gonna get rid of the deficit but he's not going to actually tell us now when he's gonna get rid of it but he will get rid of it now that sounds to me very similar to the policy that Ed Balls had before the last election the challenge for labor was always could you actually get the people and the public to believe in what you had to say on the economy well it seems they've convinced the Conservatives that that wasn't the worst economic policy at all you've lost me there cuz I thought we were talking about whether the Tory party was the party of the workers yeah well it were you're saying it's adopted red balls policy does that make them what if you're saying the views st. they were taking Labour's basically taking labourers position yes and you were saying that I thought why not I promise I'm saying anything that was part of the question smart young and you think that is happening so I think they have what you tried to do that cuz they basically adopted Labour's economic policy from before the last in Iraq Hankins and I would say absolutely yes where the party workers in the first instance I would say I mean I think we can recognize that unemployment in Wales and this is something that we can celebrate because I won't talk Wales down that unemployment in waves the lowest across the whole of the UK it's at four point one percent where is for like nine percent across always think well that's that's that's precisely the point of why we've invited a Labour advisor former Labour adviser Matthew Taylor to conduct an employment review because we recognize working practices have changed there's much more flexible working there's not met so many more self-employed people but those people aren't miss if I can finish the point those people aren't necessarily feeling the benefit of the economic growth and as a result of that that's why we want this reveal to be taken place to in order in order to respond to the needs in the demand and offer the same source of protections to those sorts of people over workers rights and and issues that many people in larger organizations get so absolutely right we are the party of workers sure come una I can't remember still mrs. Eckman is it before I answer the question you've already commissioned an employment review which was done under Sarge ajar vid but when he was business secretary and you haven't published it so why are you can mention someone else to do another one when you haven't even published the first one you Commission well I think I I hope you've noticed as a change of prime minister in the interim and therefore it's up to her to set her agenda and she said on the steps of sandwich shop Lansbury she she said on the steps of Downing Street absolutely that there are many people out there who don't feel that the economy is working for you know all that the country is you're not you now you know a little requested a p- horn internet of your push for an emoji employee David who struggled to pay the mortgage yeah who the question get the same security you and I that's for energy level yep sugar question was about workers rights and I'm sorry this is a congressionally wasn't about workers rights is whether it's whether tourism about your work laws yes clearly they're not because they were the party that introduced employment tribunal fees which prevent workers from getting justice when they're treated unfairly at work they also have made it harder for people to claim for unfair dismissal they continually beat up on the organizations that represent working people are trade unions and now she wants to pose somehow as a great champion of workers and workers rights is utterly ludicrous based on the last five to six years so this whole thing Tori's work it I mean there's a reason the audience were laughing okay McCoy gives you have a gmail hip and the woman there you a man I just wondering no the Tories can actually turn around and say they the Pilate of work as after what they've done to not only the mine in industry but the steel industry etc but also the thing that they're currently trying to do with the self-employed who are trying to claim work in tax credit or universal creditors is going to be now they are making it so so difficult for the self-employed dogs were just starting out on businesses I have a friend of mine she's been trying hard for two years to set their own business and the stress of it trying to fill in all these tax credit problems etc all the time which you have just made far more difficult this exactly is why Matthew Taylor a former Labour advisor has been commissioned to look at these sorts of issues Theresa May absolutely stands by this and this is the sort of issues that people are complaining about the chequered has just highlighted the way she feels about workers rights oh really we introduced the appoinment tribunal fees but doing they did you vote for do you agree with Matthew Taylor conducting this review on behalf of the government I think matthew is a fantastic guy very very capable but you don't need him to tell you that what you've been doing has been fundamentally unfair denying people justice in employment tribunals and you're now trying to tell us you voltage but you're now trying to tell everybody here that you care about their rights a man in the center there yeah I'm thank you I I would just say that I do the Tories represent working people and FATA colino in my view any credible parties that calls the opposition party the nasty party i think is below contempt I worked all my life I'm I was proud up working I had a good career I don't consider my and i'm a member of the Labour Party I don't consider myself now Staind I don't consider the Labour Party nasty so certainly the Tories are not represent representing myself and I think a lot of other people too all right Leanne wood well I think they're pretending to reach out to working-class people to take advantage of the difficulties that the Labour Party the infighting that has been going on within the Labour Party I think there's a an opportunistic attempt to try and take advantage of that but what I would say to everybody particularly everybody in Wales is just don't believe them remember what they did to us in the 1980s remember the deliberate deindustrialization of our communities and we are still paying the price for that deliberate deindustrialization today this job as a politician I worked as a probation officer in the valleys and I can tell you that some of the social problems that a deep set second and third generation now that was started dude in the 1980s when those pits were deliberately Claus they should never be forgiven for that never so neil hamilton what do you make of the Prime Minister's claim that the Tories of the party of the workers well neither labor nor the Tories the party of working people cause and ask the Leanne now championing the coal industry Moscow closed down all the coal-fired power stations in the country and rely on windmills to generate electricity instead so if it was left to fight come reward so they never have had a coal in between wealth but I Alan's vegetarians that employment levels in Wales are higher than their with ever before and that's true when you look at the income levels of people who are in that in work they've never been lower in relative terms 15 years ago Wales was second from bottom in the league tables of income in the united kingdom english regions and the nations today wales is the bottom of the league and we've had a Labour government in Wales for the last 20 years as well and now a Tory government in the United Kingdom the last six years they both failed the people of Wales and the United Kingdom in this respect and it was the biggest losers from is uncontrolled immigration have been those at the bottom of the income scale people with the fewest skills and so for many people the minimum wage has now become a maximum wage and we in you keep the only part is actually put forward a credible proposal for immigration control which would help those most at the bottom of the income area that is I think the real party of working plaque is yukiya then number of hands up and I just like to ask you to be brief if you would as I go run taking two or three people you saw there you've been waving away yes I'm very very less I must admit I'm actually appalled by Islands comment that is the party for the working class I work in public services i'm proud to work in public services and your party are killing the NHS shame on you okay I works a supply teacher through an agency we used supply teachers used to work through the council and the government the Conservative government have created a system where we only work through agencies now and the we used to have small perks like travel expenses which have not been taken away for us because we're not officially self-employed and yet all the politicians claim all the expenses in conservative all all right and the man in pink shirt up there I can only speak from experience I was in a thriving cosmetic industry upon the valleys and when we needed the support the only ones are without like hungry labor was speaking on TV and the Tories you know what we seen and it's all about when we need to support that says it all all right that weren't there and you in the front here from reach that gonna make you forget to you yes how can how can the conservatives say that they are the party for the working people when they have accelerated the state pension age faster than they need to tour and they have denied women born in the 1950s their state pension until age 66 okay and you said with the with the with the Debian yeah with a beard to hug you David I just like to see brief if you would I would certainly be brief I do I yudhistira pro Grossman and produce peak Welsh can you tell me how many of your cabinet a working class I think the majority probably would have come from that sort of background from there but all each audience well I was well i'm not i mean i went to school just up the road and my father was a welder in the steel whip so i mean i know many of the people here a lot of the old attorneys have left him there cuz they change the Prime Minister you remember well at least they still you know too we I'm very surprised at a while I can see the other party wheels just going on to what some some of people said in here about public services we've seen a demise of all our public services and not just through the Welsh I know what I'm going to say early you know pass it on to somebody else but it started with Thatcher or whether you like it or not it's a decline of what happened in wheels well the on wood is right on that thank you very much we've had a good deal about Welsh matters here now because we're in neath not surprising why shouldn't we but I just want to go into a completely different topic I'm sorry sir but I want to go into completely different topic with a question from mark palmer please thanks lee parlor and I'd like to ask is it time for the West to accept it can only end the war in Syria by joining forces with Russia and accepting President Assad as a necessary evil joining with Russia and accepting Assad neil hamilton i think it's very dangerous to Western countries to blunder into other countries whose internal politics they don't understand and which ultimately they can't control we know the catastrophe of the Iraq war of the intervention Afghanistan Western intervention as only made things far far far worse not just for those countries themselves but also through the exported terrorism which is the inevitable consequence and so I think the answer to the question is yes actually that President Assad isn't a very nice person very obviously but you can't see these things in the moral vacuum you've got to ask yourselves what is the altar is it going to be better or worse and I don't think that there's any of the interventions from Libya across to Afghanistan that the West with their grandstanding politicians who like to strut on the world stage and to expose for public view what they think as their moral superiority have done an Ansel good actually for the people of those countries themselves when we look at the horror of Aleppo today can we really say that Western intervention in Syria has actually benefited the Syrian people there may not be a solution to these problems many problems in the world don't have an answer but what I do know is that what the West can do is not make things worse by blundering in and doing what they can't and making think making things worse because they have no idea actually what's going to fall in Iraq we had no follow-through plan in Afghanistan we we were unable to make any difference and so we've end up ended up just making things work right no sir in that case mr. Hamilton do you believe that we should continue bombing women and children Russians I don't believe we should be bombing women but you've just said that you agree that we should perhaps get into cahoots with the Russians no I what that was the question joining forces with Russia and accepting president I don't think we should be involved that's what you've just agreed to yeah that's it all right Alan cares well you voted in favor of bombing Assad didn't join welcome to the vote I vote in favor taking action in Syria yes in terms of supporting the people against diache and the horrors that diache would would bring about but I think for me at the moment and the immediate priority has got to be the humanitarian crisis and the action that we need to take in terms of supporting those in Aleppo only earlier this week the last hospital was bombed tragically in Aleppo we've seen terrible photographs of children who've lost their parents and families and children who've been offered as a result so I think the starting point has got to be the carry on to is has got to be carry on talking in order to get to that us-russian type ceasefire again so that we can get some humanitarian aid we've got a proud record in supporting some of the most challenged countries in terms of who are facing war and conflict and this is a good reason why absolutely stand by our overseas aid budget in order to support those communities and most people absolutely need it now yes sir I just go into somewhere the UN and really take joined together and put armed forces actually into Syria and clear it all up because all this bombing is causing lots of deaths by in individuals innocent individuals and youngsters and I think there should be a plan to win there on buy it buy arms to actually clear it and put the state back to where it was and you think that would be effective that they are more effective than actually the current constant bombing and killing of innocent people that the one here in front well I think it's tragic the way we see on television men of the hospitals and everything I mean years ago we went we helped Ethiopia and all those other places look at Northern Ireland we have to talk to finish the Northern Ireland conflict there have to be talks and I think there are going to be after me whoever talks on whatever I don't believe we should go into Syria because look at Iraq look at all the other pieces that we've been into and look at them now but I think we should definitely be talking no matter what our sod is and no matter what Putin is they seem to have the power together some people think that they're in cahoots well let's stop this terrible tragedy that's going on and when you see you see the pictures on television I'm sure everybody everybody's heart is breaking it's an old mark / mol ask the question do you agree with what she's saying what would you like to see happen officer might see the War end but I think unless we accept the reality that if we don't talk to Russia and who don't talk to Assad then our current policies they've been playing out for five and a half years we prepared to have another five and a half years i'm not talking and watching more hospitals blown up andy parsons well our policy towards Syria is being solved it's not been well thought through with it David Cameron wanted to get the bombing in 2013 he didn't succeed with that vote he then wanted to get the bombing in 2050 unique succeeded with that vote the only difference between those two votes was actually in those two years he actually wanted to bomb completely the different side from 2013 to the money wanted to bombing 2015 that doesn't seem like a particularly coherent foreign policy we've got obviously the global players supporting different sides and in terms of what we need to do yes we've got to talk and but what can we actually do with the at the moment well one thing we can do is there are a lot of Syrian refugee kids who are currently in Calais we links to British families and we're keeping them behind that wall now one thing we should definitely do is get them into this country and help them now can I just say I think we've missed the boat on discussions with Russia under sand we've had the opportunity over the last four or five years unfortunately if mr. Trump wins the American presidential elections he's not known for his foreign relations and his ability to talk nicely to other nations so I think we've missed the boat on that and if he gets into power it it's going to be quite a desperate situation for the whole world really would you like to have seen the West allied themselves with Russia and accept Assad would remain in power is that what you're saying well I'm not saying that nor we've had the opportunity to talk to people who could make a difference we've missed the boat mr. Trump is certainly going to make a difference but not in the manner that we'd all like it to be right the result is going to be a complete disaster for the globe I'm afraid Chuck homeowner let's just be absolutely clear we should not a lie with Russia and accept Assad as the dictator of his country we have seen to we seem to in this discussion have forgotten how what has happened in Syria came about it came about because a brutal nasty dictator in Assad refused to accept the desire for democracy amongst his people coming off the Arab Spring in 2011 that is how this started so the idea that we should align with Russia and somehow prop up this nasty dictator incenses me and let's not forget how just a moment let us not forget if you look at what the Russians and the Syrian forces have been doing in Syria they have killed more people more civilians than diache and the am nizar affront put together so they are the problem let us be absolutely clear about that now of course I mean the reason that UK forces are taking action with others both in Iraq and Syria and in the our government was faced in between is to degrade diache and to stop the terrorism that we see now that has been successful to some extent in Iraq and it's beginning to render results in Syria but no one is an under any illusions that somehow that is going to solve the problem in Syria what are you new years ago you voted against bombing aside I did and then i voted i voted for action in Syria more recently the reason I voted against it in 2013 was because there were we were we were not presented with any plan we were not presented with details on the legal basis as to what you know why we were being asked to intervene that was not the case more recently but clearly there are three things you need got to provide unfettered humanitarian access which hasn't been provided so far but ultimately you're going to need a negotiated settlement you need to create the environment in which the UN can help precipitate doing that deal but absolutely not the idea of propping up the guy who started it all off in the first place i think is apparent we're beginning to run out of time Leon would well um if you look at where most of the refugees within the European Union have come from it's Syria and it's an extremely complicated situation there nobody has the answers I certainly don't but I don't think that there's a military solution to this there has to be a political solution and there does have to be if there is going to be an end to violence at some point that is going to have to be talks but i think what Andy said is is spot-on there are limits to what we can do but there are some things that we can do and those Syrian children in Calais we should be offering those children a safe space and a home because the risks that they are facing in that Cal a jungler it just doesn't bear thinking about I'm sorry I would like I would like to hear what you and you and you have to say but we've got stuck because our times up Oh

The Roaring 20's: Crash Course US History #32

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In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America’s economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff going on in the 20s. But as usual with Crash Course, things were about to take a turn for the worse. John will teach you about the Charleston, the many Republican presidents of the 1920s, laissez-faire capitalism, jazz, consumer credit, the resurgent Klan, and all kinds of other stuff.

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hi I'm John Green this is crash-course US history and today we're going to learn about one of the best errors ever the 1920s the 20s gave us jazz movies radio making out in cars illegal liquor and the 20s also gave us prosperity although not for everybody and gangsters and a consumer culture based on credit and lots of prejudiced against immigrants and eventually the worst economic crisis the US has ever seen there's a green machine but what about Gatsby yeah me from the past it's true that Gatsby turned out alright in the end but what preyed on Gatsby what found us trailed in the wake of his dreams did temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men so there's a stereotypical view of the 1920s as the Roaring Twenties a decade of exciting change in new cultural touchstones as well as increased personal freedom and dancing and it really was a time of increased wealth for some people the part of the decade has to go to our famously taciturn president from Massachusetts Calvin Coolidge who said the chief business of the American people is business jay-z would later update this for the 21st century noting I'm not a businessman I'm a business man but anyway during the 1920s the government helped business grow like gangbusters largely by not regulating it much at all this is known as laissez-faire capitalism or less a fair capitalism if you're good at speaking French the Republican Party dominated politics in the 1920s with all the presidents elected in the decade being staunch conservative Republicans the federal government hewed to the policies favored by business lobbyists including lower taxes on personal income and business profits and efforts to weaken the power of unions President Harding Coolidge and Hoover stocked the boards of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Trade Commission with men who shared their pro-business news shifting the country away from the economic regulation that had been favored by progressives and that was very good for the American economy at least in the short run the 1920s were also marked by quite a bit of government corruption most of which can be pinned to the administration of warren g harding now Harding himself wasn't terribly corrupt but he picked terrible friends they included Attorney General Harry Daugherty who accepted money to not prosecute criminals and Interior Secretary Albert fall who took half a million dollars from private business in exchange for leases to government oil reserves at teapot dome Paul later became the first cabinet member ever to be convicted of a felony but on the other hand businessman productivity rose dramatically largely because older Industries adopted Henry Ford's assembly line techniques and newer industries like aviation chemicals and electronics grew up to provide Americans with new products and new jobs during the 1920s annual production of cars tripled to four point eight million in automobile companies were gradually consolidated into the big three that we know today Ford Chrysler and harley-davidson what General Motors by 1929 half of all American families owned a car and thus began the American love affair with the automobile which is also we're love-affairs were often consummated which is why in the 1920s cars came to be known as skoodilypooping chariots what's that they were called brothels on wheels and the economy also grew because American corporations were extending their reach overseas and American foreign investment was greater than that of any other country the dollar replaced the pound is the most important currency for trade and by the end of the decade America was producing 85% of the world's cars and 40% of its overall manufactured goods Stan can I get a liver Taj and companies turned out all kinds of labor-saving devices like vacuum cleaners toasters refrigerators and not having to spend all day washing your clothes or turning over your own toast like some kind of common or mint that Americans had more time for leisure and this was provided by radios and baseball games boxing matches vacations dance crazes I mean before Gangnam style there was the Lindy and the Charleston but probably the most significant leisure product was movies and I'm not just saying that because I'm staring into a camera the American film industry moved out to Hollywood before World War 1 because land was cheap and plentiful all that sunshine meant that you could shoot outside all year round and it was close to everything desert mountains ocean plastic surgeon and by 1925 the American film industry had eclipsed to all of its competitors and become the greatest in the world especially if you count by volume and not quality and more and more people had money to go see those movies thanks to consumer debt the widespread use of credit and layaway buying plans meant that it was acceptable to go into debt to maintain what came to be seen as the American standard of living and this was a huge change in attitude these days we don't even think of credit cards as debt really but they are and that was a relatively new idea as was another feature of American life in the 20s that is still with us celebrity opera singer Enrico Caruso has often been called the first modern celebrity but now he's a lot less famous than Charlie Chaplin or Rudolph Valentino or Babe Ruth but probably the biggest celebrity of the decade was Charles Lindbergh whose claim to fame was flying across the Atlantic Ocean by himself without stopping although he did use an airplane which makes it slightly less impressive that Lindbergh wasn't a truly contemporary celebrity in the sense of being famous for being famous but he won a business more than a businessman hi culture also flourished this was the age of the lost generation of American writers many of whom lived and worked in Europe but America had its own version of Paris in New York the decade of the 1920s saw continued migration of african-american people from the south to cities in the north and Harlem became the capital of black America and speaking of migration let us now migrate to the chair for the mystery document the rules here are simple I guess the author of the mystery document I'm either right or I get shocked with the shock pen all right let's see we got here if we must die would it not be like hogs hunted and penned in an inglorious spot while round us bark the mad and hungry dogs making their mock at our accursed lot like men will face the murderous cowardly pack pressed to the wall dying but fight back Stan thank you for the poetry I appreciate that it's not some obscure document from 18th century blah blah blah Claude McKay Harlem Renaissance poet the poem is called if we must die on it's the only thing in the world I'm actually good at I know this from the imagery alone especially the line about mad and hungry dogs that would figuratively and literally make up the mobs at the lynchings but the giveaway here is the ultimate sentiment that we will fight back this was part of the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance which rejected stereotypes and Prejudice and sought to celebrate african-american experience meanwhile thanks for changing for women as well as they found new ways to express autonomy flappers kept their hair and skirts short smoked and drank illegally in public and availed themselves of birth control and marketers encourage them to buy products like cigarettes christened torches of freedom by Edward Bernays liberation had its limits though most women were still expected to marry have children and find their freedom at home through the use of washing machines but the picture of prosperity is as usual more complicated than it at first appears the fact that so many Americans were going into debt in order to pursue the American dream meant that if the economy faltered and it did there was going to be lots of trouble let's go to the thought-bubble prosperity the 1920s wasn't equally distributed through the population real industrial wages rose by a quarter between 1922 and 1929 but corporate profits rose at twice that rate by 1929 1% of the nation's banks controlled 50% of the nation's financial resources and the wealthiest 5% of Americans share of national income exceeded that of the bottom 60% an estimated 40% of Americans lived in poverty now many Americans celebrated big business and Wall Street was often seen as heroic possibly because by 1920 about 1.5 million Americans owned some kind of stock but big business also meant that smaller businesses disappeared during the 1920s the number of manufacturing workers declined by 5 percent the first time this class of workers had seen its numbers drop but not the last now some of these jobs were made up for by new jobs in retail finance and education but as early as the 1920s New England was beginning to see unemployment in deindustrialization as textile companies moved their operations to the south where labor was cheaper and working-class people still made up the majority of Americans and they often couldn't afford these newfangled devices like in 1930 75 percent of American homes didn't have a washing machine and only 40% of them had a radio farmers were even worse off many had prospered during World War 1 when the government subsidized farm prices in order to keep farms producing for the war effort but when the subsidies ended production didn't subside largely due to mechanization and increased use of fertilizer farmers incomes dropped steadily and many saw banks foreclose upon their property for the first time in American history the number of farms declined during the 1920s for farmers the Great Depression began early thanks thought-bubble so in general the federal government did little to nothing to help farmers or workers the Supreme Court was the only segment of the government that kept any progressive ideas alive as they began to craft a system of ideas that we call the jurisprudence of civil liberties now the court still voted to uphold convictions of left-wing critics of the government but gradually began to embrace the idea that people had the right to express dissonant views in what Oliver Wendell Holmes called the marketplace of ideas in our versus Minnesota the Supreme Court struck down censorship of newspapers and by 1927 just as Brandeis was writing that freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think are indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth but despite increased free speech and torches of Liberty and flappers and the Harlem Renaissance the 1920s was in many ways a reactionary period in American history for instance the decade saw the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in a new and improved form and by improved I mean much more terrible spurred on by the hyper patriotism that was fostered during World War one the Klan denounced immigrants and Jews and Catholics as less than 100 percent American and by the mid 20s the Klan claimed more than 3 million members and it was the largest private organization right here in my home state of Indiana and with more immigrants coming from Southern and Eastern Europe who were often Catholic and Jewish white Protestants became more and more concerned about losing their dominant position in the social order spoiler alert it turns out ok for you white Protestants immersed immigration restriction bill was passed in 1921 limiting the number of immigrants from Europe to 357,000 in 1924 a new immigration law dropped that number to 150,000 and established quotas based on national origin the numbers of immigrants allowed from Southern and Eastern Europe were drastically reduced and Asians except for Filipinos were totally forbidden the quarter for Filipinos was set at 50 per year although they were still allowed to emigrate to Hawaii because their labor was needed there there were no restrictions however on immigration from the Western Hemisphere because California's large-scale farms were dependent upon seasonal laborers from Mexico these immigration restrictions were also influenced by fear of radical anarchists and pseudo-scientific ideas about race whites were seen as scientifically superior to people of color and as President Coolidge himself declared when he signed the 1924 immigration law America must be kept American tell me Calvin Coolidge about how American you are are you Cherokee or cream or Lakota the 1920s also saw increased tension between science education in the United States and religious beliefs the best-known example is of course the trial of John Scopes in Tennessee in 1925 Scopes was tried for breaking the law against teaching evolution which he had been encouraged to do by the ACLU as a test case for freedom of speech Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan whom you will remember as having recently resigned as Secretary of State and who had become a leader of the fundamentalist movement 10 scopes was defended by Clarence Darrow that famous defense attorney who contemporary defense attorneys always point to to argue that defense attorneys aren't all scum scopes and Darrow actually lost the trial but the case drew national attention and ultimately led to evolution being taught in more American schools the Scopes trial is often seen as a victory for free thinking and science and modernism and I suppose it was but for me it's more a symbol of the contradictions of the 1920s this is the decade that gave us mass consumer culture and celebrity worship which are important and very complicated legacies and it also saw the birth of modern conceptions of civil liberties it was a period when tolerance became an important value but at the same time it saw a rise in lynchings immigrants were necessary for the economic boom of the 1920s but at the same time their numbers were restricted as they were seen as a threat to traditional American value and that raises a question that we're still struggling with today what are those values I don't mean that rhetorically let me know in comments thanks for watching I'll see you next week crash course is produced and directed by Stan Muller our script supervisor is Meredith Danko the Associate Producer is Danica Johnson the show is written by my high school history teacher raoul meyer rosianna rojas and myself and our graphics team is thought cafe I nailed that every week there's a new caption for the libertage you can suggest your own in comments or ask questions about today's video that will be answered by our team of historians thank you for watching crash course if you enjoyed today's episode make sure you subscribed it as we say in my hometown don't forget to be awesome

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Britishness: In Search of a National Identity 1. Fragile Beginnings

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A series of films exploring ideas of British nationhood and belonging over the course of three centuries. The first film, Fragile Beginnings, explores the history of the idea of Britain and the emergence of a British state in the 18th century.

With the question of Scottish independence
very much on the political agenda, the very idea of a unified British state is in question
and with it the notion of shared British identity. But the rise of nationalism is one in a long
line of problems to beset modern Britain. The ongoing issue of industrial and economic
decline has troubled both statesman and political commentators, the winding up its empire so
quickly after the end of the second world war brought an end to Britain's claim to be
the dominant global power. Many anticipated that Britain would have to
take its place as a part of a Greater Europe, accepting the associated loss of sovereignty
as the price paid for securing the country's future prosperity. These external questions about Britain's place
in the wider world have been accompanied by fears about social fragmentation at home. Post-war immigration, bringing with it a diversity
of language, religion and custom, and the creation of Britain's multicultural society
was accompanied by a rise in political organizations with a distinctively anti-immigrant agenda. The radicalization of young British Muslims
and the emergence of homegrown terrorism at the turn of the century seemed to critics
to demonstrate the failure of so-called state-sponsored multi-culturalism. This so it was claimed was a terrible manifestation
of a wider failure to integrate immigrants and their descendants into the British Way
of life. Responses to this set of sometimes interlocking
problems have called for the strengthening of a collective sense of national identity. If the British could only discover or rediscover
who they are so the argument goes the new found confidence and unity that would follow
would help them overcome the problems of the present. It has been a recurring theme for those from
both the political left and right to talk about history teaching, or a particular kind
of history teaching, as a vital part of putting Britain back on the right track. Whether what is sought is a positive articulation
of common values or restoring your pride in one's country, school history has been seen
as the vehicle for the transmission of a longer British narrative, a continuous evolving and
often glorious national story. But does the study of the British past reveal
an easily understood national narrative one which when grasped would bring the people
of this island together? Does history provide us with answers to the
complex problems of British identity in the present? Was there an early a simpler time when Britons
collectively knew who they were what they stood for? This series of films explores the ways in
which the people who have inhabited these islands have tried to make sense of a British
identity and how these national ideas have been shaped by and adapted to fit a changing
world. But it also seeks to address a perhaps more
important question whether the teaching of history in schools can and should be used
to instill in young people a sense of national identity. Historically, the geographical and political
uses of the word Britain have not neatly overlapped. According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle,
writing in the 4th century BC, there were two large Britannic islands, Albion and Ierna,
in the ocean at the northwestern edge of Europe's trade routes. The Romans used the word Britannia to refer
to the part of the larger of the two islands that they ruled as a province of their wider
empire for nearly 400 years. At times Roman Britain included parts of modern
day Scotland up to the Firth, but it never extended over the whole island nor across
the waters to Ireland. With the retreat of Roman power and the subsequent
waves of invaders and migrants that followed, other national identifications came to the
fore and were to play a major role in state formation in the centuries that followed. For the Anglo-Saxon historian Bede writing
in the 8th century, Britannia was purely a geographical term referring to the island
itself. The British were a distinct people with their
own language whose ancestors pre-dated the Roman occupation, but they now inhabited only
the west of the island having been displaced by other groups. Perhaps because of the Roman legacy, perhaps
because its boundaries were so ambiguous, the word Britain seemed to attract imperial
ambitions. In Wales annalists of the tenth and eleventh
centuries looking for grandiose titles to give their rulers spoke of them as head and
glory of all the Britons. Anglo-Saxon kings, too, when they had any
political ambition were apt to designate themselves as kings of all the British even though their
writ did not run further than the limits of their own tribal kingdoms. Both Edward I and later Henry VIII drew on
mythic visions of a Britain united under a single ancient ruler to legitimate their claims
to overlordship of the whole island. And it was under Henry's rule that Wales was
formally brought into England's administrative orbit. But ideas of Britain were not simply expressions
of an unsatisfied English imperialism. Political unification could also be championed
by those north of the Anglo-Scottish border. Whilst some Scots in the 16th century saw
English invasion as a vehicle for religious Reformation in Scotland, others, on the defensive
against English claims, saw a genuine union of equals as an alternative to English domination
of the whole island. For the 16th century Scottish historian John
Mair a common British interest – the common good of those who inhabited the island of
Great Britain – transcended the particular, conflicting and tragically misunderstood interests
of the separate Scottish and English Kingdoms. The fortuitious Union of Crowns in 1603, an
accident of hereditary succession, seemed to confirm to many that Providence had pre-ordained
the union of the two, by now Protestant, kingdoms. The new monarch, James the 6th of Scotland
and 1st of England, self-consciously styled himself as king of great britain and the royal
and merchant ships were instructed to fly the new British flag. But James' vision of a perfect union of laws
and belief to accompany the new union of crowns foundered on the resistance of his English
subjects fearful of the king's real motives. For a brief period amidst the great and bloody
upheavals of the 17th century there was a single polity in the British Archipelago. England, Scotland and Ireland were ruled via
London as a single Cromwellian Commonwealth, an arrangement that was to end with the Restoration
of the monarch in 1660. And it wasn't until the beginning of the 18th
century that a lasting political union was to be achieved and with it the creation of
a new British state. I don't think any historical development or
circumstance is inevitable but you can say that the Treaty of Union of 1707, a lot had
anticipated it. So there had been that union of crowns through
the seventeenth century, there'd also been growing connections between England and Scotland
in trade in mobility and in forms of Protestantism. And in fact many Scots of the political elite
had been pressuring for a closer union still in the late seventeenth century and it had
been the Westminster parliament that had been resistant. But what really makes a treaty of union in
1707 inevitable in the short term is the pressure of war with France and the problem of the
succession, the feeling that unless the whole island of Great Britain is tied up in one
system you may get a Roman Catholic Stuart trying to come back when childless Queen Anne
finally dies. The two kingdoms each had autonomous successions. The fact that they shared the same monarch
was as yet merely dynastic happenstance. So when the dynasty died out Scotland could
technically choose an entirely different dynasty to succeed Queen Anne and the Protestant line
of Stuarts than England. The net result is that indeed deliberately
pass legislation through their parliament saying that unless they could reach accomodations
in their relationship with England, particularly in regard to trade, then Scotland's incoming
new dynasty after Queen Anne's death would have to be different than that taken on in
England. What concentrated minds after 1702 was that
England and Wales alongside Scotland were again at war with France. A breakdown in Anglo-Scottish relations, the
possible restoration of a pro-French monarch north of the border, might tip the scales
in France's favour, they might become, as many contemporaries feared, powerful enough
to dominate the entire European continent. From the English perspective, political union
was seen very much as a way to eliminate the potential threat posed by the action of an
independent Scots parliament, who could if they wished chose to destabilise relations
between the two countries. The achievement of a political union that
incorporated Scottish members within a Westminster parliament headed off this possibility and
would preserve English security. But if this objective was to be achieved it
first had to be approved by a majority in the Scots parliament. English politicians and Scots supporters of
the union hammered away at the threat of a Catholic restoration and the danger it would
pose to Scots Protestantism. The proposed terms of union guaranteed a separate
Scottish Church within the boundaries of the old Scotland, helping to placate much hardline
Presbyterian opinion. But there were also those who hoped that their
voting for union would bring material gain, some for wider patriotic reasons, others for
more selfish ones. Scotland was felt by many to be in a dire
economic situation which could only be remedied by free access the the English empire to which
the Scots had no formal right of access, I mean they busily traded illegally with it
with that English Empire but they had no formal legal right of access. There was this kind of hope that since England
had a burgeoning for the time relatively modern economy that Scotland would be kind of lifted
on an English tide economically. And the final reason it passes is manipulation. The Scots administration with considerable
financial help from England and by dint of some very good political footwork on their
part is able to twist arms, persuade, cajole, charm a lot of Scottish politicians into backing
their project of union. One should never detract from the genuine
sincerity of many Scots unionists, they genuinely believed in what they were doing – others
were out for the main chance. The treaty of union remains profoundly controversial
and people tend to stress different aspects of it according to their nationalist or political
perspectives. Its important to remember that it was controversial
at the time and people were divided about it at the time on both sides of the border. Its controversial in England in part because
it is a deal. By the Treaty of Union the Scots lose their
Edinburgh parliament and are given a quota of seats in the House of Commons and the House
of Lords in Westminster but they keep a lot, they keep their educational system, they keep
their ecclesiastical organisation, they keep their Scots law of course, but they are given
access to the commercial goodies. They can trade much more easily across the
border, and they get access to a burgeoning British empire on much more preferential terms. And some English politicians, and particularly
of course some English merchants, really don't like this. They feel that the Scots are getting too much
in the deal and England isn't getting enough. Now of course on the other side of the border
there is controversy too, some Scots don't like the loss of their ancient independence,
they have – to put it mildly – ambivalent feelings about England in some cases, and
there are elements of bribery involved in 1707, just as theres elements of bribery going
to be involved in the act of union with Ireland in 1800 1801, bribery I should say was fairly
common in eighteenth century politics generally so this is not really that unusual. The idea of equal partnership within a British
union was absolutely essential to the Scottish perception of what it represented. The arrangement of the new British state was
supposedly one of equality between the two former kingdoms – technically England ceased
to exist in 1707 as well. But the reality was an English ascendancy;
Scottish representation at Westminster was less than that of Cornwall. The net result was that when something was
seen as a national issue by English MPs they easily overbore a Scottish opposition. Scots found out the hard way in the first
10 years after the union, that they were very junior partners and would get what they hoped
for out of the union only when it did not inconvenience English interests. Historians and political scientists differ
in what they think a nation is. Some people view a sense of nationhood as
something organic, something waiting to be discovered, something very much bound up with
ethnic and cultural distinctiveness. Other scholars tend to put much more emphasis
on issues of fabrication, invention, active creation, so it isn't as if nations are always
there waiting to be discovered. People make political decisions or come together
due to particular pressures and help to forge a nation, and I use forge all sorts of senses
obviously. There were senses of, very strong sense of
Scottish identity, Welsh identity and perhaps most of all, English identity already by 1706
1707, but these sense of identity were complicated by other forms of loyalty, loyalty to region
for example, there are big divisions between attitudes in the Scottish lowlands and the
Scottish highlands. Cornwall still at the beginning of the eighteenth
century has people living in it who can only speak Cornish. The great bulk of the Welsh people speak only
Welsh, on the other hand, north and south Wales are still very much divided in terms
of communications. So the treaty of union of 1707 creates a unified
parliament, it creates in name a unified British state, but there is a lot of work, a lot of
time needed to mesh this into something more than a political arrangement. In the early years of the eighteenth century
the future of the new British state was far from secure. North of the border the union remained a live
issue. In 1713 a motion for its repeal in the House
of Lords failed by only four votes. In 1714, after the Hanoverian succession had
taken place, there were calls in Scotland for its dissolution now that its principal
objective had been achieved. And the group best placed to capitalise on
this discontent were the Jacobites, supporters of the exiled Stuarts, the dynasty ousted
from power in the late seventeenth century. It had been James Stuart's desire to promote,
however gradually, his own Roman Catholicism combined with the prospect of a Catholic succession
that had raised considerable alarm within England. An unofficial invitation was extended to William
of Orange, the Dutch, and more importantly Protestant, husband of James's daughter Mary,
to mount an invasion of England. When James fled London for France in the face
of the invading army he was offered the vacant throne. Although principles of hereditary succession
and divine right appeared to have been sorely compromised the so-called Glorious Revolution
was secured within England without recourse to civil war. In Scotland and Ireland, however, significant
forces remained loyal to James and although William assumed the thrones of both countries
the transition was not nearly so smooth. Jacobite armies were raised and had to be
defeated in both kingdoms and residual support for the Stuart cause persisted through into
the eighteenth century. Whilst they were technically united by their
wish to restore the exiled House of Stuart, the Jacobites were three different movements
within the three kingdoms, each of which saw a Stuart restoration as a stepping stone to
the acheivement of larger objectives. In England and Wales, a small minority of
the Anglican clergy had refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the incoming monarch in
1688 but their numbers and influence were minimal. More serious was the potential support of
the Tory party whose members intermittently flirted with Jacobitism. Traditionally Tories had aligned themselves
with loyalty to the Church of England and the monarchy. But in 1715 George I, the new German king,
although Protestant was a Lutheran and thus a dissenter and many feared, rightly or not,
that the change of monarch combined with a Whig political ascendancy would seriously
undermine the Church of England. Many English and Welsh Tories who had not
stood in the way of the revolution back in 1688, perhaps surprisingly, came to see the
restoration of the Catholic House of Stuart as a way to perhaps reassert both their own
political power and the primacy of the Anglican Church. Whilst the small Roman Catholic community
in England and Wales merely hoped for the return of a sympathetic monarch to protect
them from their over-zealous Protestant neighbours, Catholic Jacobites in Ireland, however, sought
the restoration of the Catholic church, the return of confiscated land and the breaking
of English control over the Irish parliament. Ireland should, in fact, have been a major
source of Stuart strength, yet the defeat of its Jacobite army at the end of the seventeenth
century – and the consequences that followed from it – were to effectively mark the end
rather than the beginning of organised Irish support. Although primarily Protestant, Scotland was
a nation often bitterly divided along religious lines. The Scottish version of the glorious revolution
had seen the re-establishment of the Presbyterian Church at the expense of the Episcopalian,
the reward for its support of William III. Despite their Protestantism, many Episcopalians
remained loyal to the exiled monarch and were to form the core support for the Stuart cause
in Scotland. This seemingly straightforward sectarian divide
was, however, further complicated by the political union with England. Almost as soon as it was passed the Jacobites
promised to repeal the union. This identification of the Stuarts with the
cause of independence won over a minority of Presbyterians who were more hostile to
the union than they were to their Episcopalian rivals and the Catholicism of the exiled dynasty. But Jacobitism was also able to mobilise wider
discontent with life under the Hanoverians. Those who opposed agricultural enclosoure,
for example, or objected to the new taxes being imposed by the state, looked to the
Stuarts as defenders of customary rights. Forms of criminality, like smuggling, an activity
often associated with Jacobite sympathisers could be justified as an act of resistance
to duties imposed by an illegitimate king. Its important to realise that if you were
unhappy with what Britain was becoming in the eighteenth century – one colleague described
it as a grubby, political machine, but it was a grubby, political machine that was creating,
generating, great mercantile and commercial wealth – and that divided the public, for
lack of a better term, which included quite a large proportion of the population who may
not be the greater percentage of the population, might not have been politically sophisticated
but they were increasingly becoming engaged in this issue of whether the development of
a British economic and political statewas good or bad. There were always those who were against it
and the Jacobite dynasty was the only alternative available to them, that was the only place
to go. The seconday aims of the different factions
within the movement were clearly not compatible. English and Welsh Tories had no desire to
relinquish control over Ireland or Scotland. Neither they nor the Scots wanted to see a
Catholic state in Ireland. In addition, the Tories were contemptuous
of the Scots, whom they regarded as importunate beggars, and the Scottish Jacobites were the
heirs to the fine old tradition of anglophobia. Yet despite these very evident tensions the
Jacobite movement was to pose a continuous threat to the Hanoverian state throughout
the first half of the century. Between 1688 and the 1750s the Jacobites were
constantly plotting to overthrow the post-revolution regime. As well as the two civil wars fought in Ireland
and Scotland there were at least two occassions in the 1690s when invasion of England was
attempted in alliance with the French. There was an attempt to invade Scotland in
1708, further rising in 1715 and 1719, and another in 1745. And between these events there was an ongoing
drumbeat of conspiracy and attempted alliance with European Great Powers. The rising of 1745 was the last serious attempt
to return a Stuart monarch to power in the British Isles. Jacobite forces had seized Edinburgh, and
then crossed the border into England, making it as far south as Derby. However, after the English support promised
by Charles Edward had failed to materialise, his Scottish officers fearing isolation in
a hostile country demanded a retreat. The Jacobite army was finally defeated by
government forces at Culloden in 1746. The Jacobites did take control of a very large
area, possibly most of Scotland, for a brief period in the autumn of 1745. It never even came close, however, to doing
so in England. And there you see the disparity in strength
between the proportion of the Scottish population that were willing to either acquiesce in or
support a Jacobite restoration in Scotland as compared with that proportion that were
willing to support a Jacobite restoration in England. The defeat of the Jacobites in 1746 is often
taken to be the point that marks the effective end of the movement as a serious political
alternative. The British government and its forces took
decisive steps to remove the threat once and for all. In the months that followed the defeat at
Culloden, the Scottish Highlands – a stronghold of Stuart support – were to witness the systematic
use of military terror in an attempt to intimidate and punish the local population. This was followed by a systematic attack on
indigeneous language and culture. Parliament passed the notorious laws banning
the wearing of Highland dress, the use of certain surnames and the playing of the pipes. This was reinforced by the intensified educational
offensive of the Scottish Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge. The aim was to transform the culture of the
Highlands, by undermining the traditional clan structure, by disseminating English language
and manners, and by instilling in the natives the values of industry, morality and the true
religion. This transformation was not to be acheived
by force alone. Basic industries like tanning, whaling and
paper-making were subsidised, albeit with money from confiscated Jacobite estates, and
schools were set up to teach the mechanics of linen production. In order to ensure their loyalty, it was believed
that Scottish Highlanders would need to see first hand the benefits and prosperity that
union would bring. I think there is a neglected element that
within Scotland Jacobitism is seen as a broken reed. Scotland suffers the repercussions of failure
in 1746. The Jacobite claimant to the throne is rescued
by the French, his leading Scottish adherents, many of them escaped to France and don't suffer
the repression and the reprisals, the loss of property, the loss of lives, that became
the fate of many of those who had become associated with the Jacobite rebellion at that time. So although there continue to be Jacobite
plots into the 1750s, theres still interest in the Jacobite cause up till at least the
1760s, many families that had formerly been Jacobite, and sometimes it could be in generational
terms, that the sons, the children of those who had been loyal to the idea of a Jacobite
cause having witnessed the very real cost of that loyalty changed their priorities as
their parents became older and passed away and they took over responsibility for family
fortunes. By the end of the Seven Years War in 1763,
even Scotland's most rebellious elements appeared to have been successfully integrated into
the British state. For the first time ever, the British army
had been able to recruit men on a massive scale from the Scottish Highlands. Those clans that had taken up arms against
the Union in 1715 and 1745 had been wooed to the British cause by way of favours and
promotions for their former cheiftains. For nearly seventy years Jacobitism had been
the mortal enemy of the prevailing political order in the British Isles. Yet the new British state survived its severest
internal threat, and emerged from this period strengthened and empowered. As much as Jacobitism gave the opponents of
the established order a common cause to rally around, it also gave the supporters of the
status quo a defining Other. The preservation of the Hanoverian state became
a genuinely British interest. English, Scots, Welsh and Irish all fought
to defend the established Whig order against the enemy within. Many came to see the status quo as the only
way to preserve their way of life and their property as well as their religious beliefs. But just as Jacobitism was a complicated phenomenon
with many strands, so too was an emerging British patriotism. In the early eighteenth century Britishness
still had strong Welsh associations. The ancient Britons were believed to have
been completely driven out of England by the Saxons during the dark ages, and the modern
Welsh were viewed as their descendents. Although the Tudors had appropriated Britishness
for the English court as an aspect of their legitimising programme, the identification
no longer persisted. In common parlance the word British was used
in Ireland, especially in the province of Ulster, as a shorthand meaning English and
Scots, but within Britain Welsh distinctiveness was often still expressed in British terms. The Celtic antiquary Edward Llyud claimed
to be not an Englishman, but an old Briton, and the Society of Ancient Britons was a London
Welsh organisation. The union itself that had brought about the
creation of the British state wasn't the political realisation of a deeper sense of nationhood
that united the peoples of the mainland. How then can we account for the growing acceptance
of a British identity, something that emerges particularly during the course of the eighteenth
century? It has been powerfully argued, and often repeated,
that what was important was not a consensus at home but a strong sense of dissimilarity
from those without that would provide the essential cement in the creation of a lasting
British identity. And it was Britain's often actively hostile
relationship to France that would bring Britons together and shape how they thought about
themselves and their country. Relations between Britain and France have
been far more mixed than is often thought, but it is the case that between 1689 and the
battle of Waterloo in 1815 there was a succession of wars that got bigger and bigger between
Britain and France. Wars over the succession, wars over trade,
increasingly wars over imperial domination and this succession of wars inevitably embittered,
or could embitter, relations on both sides. There was also the religious dynamic. Although there are many forms of Protestantism
in Great Britain, Protestantism is by far the majority position, whereas by the end
of the seventeenth century France has established itself as the foremost Catholic power. So, for some, this is the essence of the divide,
the fact that France is Catholic, Britain is predominantly a Protestant polity. Theres also rivalry, rivalry for trade, rivalry
for colonies. But theres also collaboration and a kind of
mutual obsession which can turn into admiration. Increasingly as the eighteenth century progresses
and Britain becomes more and more a successful state you get French intellectuals studying
the British constitutional system, in some cases admiring British fashions in manufacturing,
clothes, the freedom of print. Conversely you get on the British side of
course lots of traders have close commercial links with France and know a lot of French
people, a lot of French authored works are translated into English, and among the aristocracy
it is normal to, both male and female elite figures, learn French automatically, its very
unusual if they don't. So at one and the same time you get real sources
of hostility, but you also get close engagement and a degree of mutual obsession. They've got their hooks into each other so
closely its difficult for Britain and France to draw entirely apart. For much of the century the contrasts drawn
by caricaturists in England were between emaciated French peasants and sturdy English yeoman,
between absolutist, Catholic France and tolerant Protestant England. Although these stereotypes persisted, by the
time of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars it was the contrast between French and British
versions of political liberty that had become the dominant theme. And whilst the wars of the eighteenth century
were certainly important in creating a new matter of Britain, a shared military history
with its own pantheon of heroes, the image of Britons as a peculiarly free people was
sustained by more than just warfare; it drew on a longer tradition of political liberty,
but one that was distinctively English. At the heart of English national consciousness
was a pride in the nation's ancestors, the Anglo-Saxons, much admired for their libertarian
ways. But the story of English liberty also had
to incorporate the original British population plus the more problemmatic waves of Danes
and Normans who followed. Whigs and Tories, royalists and radicals,
could all make use of this English past; with continuity or disruption being stressed according
to political or ideological imperatives. The influential whig interpretation of English
history that emerged in the eighteenth century laid especial stress on the events of 1688
and the so-called Glorious Revolution as the culmination of a longer process of modernisation
that had led to the civil liberties enjoyed by contemporary Englishmen. Scotland had its own tradition of libertarian
writing that celebrated the preservation of its historic independence and the dynastic
integrity of its monarchy. However, this older history collapsed under
criticism from a new breed of Scottish historian, men like David Hume and William Robertson,
who, as part of a wider European Enlightenment, sought to explain the emergence of a distinctively
modern kind of political liberty. This was not simply about the preservation
of national borders or the keeping in check of tyrannical kings, but a liberty which allowed
all men to enjoy security of property and person under the rule of law. The new history in Scotland was based on the
insight that true liberty was a by-product of the forces of modernity and that Scottish
society had historically been more backward and benighted than England's. Not only had Scotland's union with England
transformed its economic fortunes, Scottish society had been rescued from its feudal past
through incorporation with its more civilised neighbour. This is not to say that the likes of Hume
saw the achievement of liberty within England as the inevitable by-product of progress or
the flowering of some genius inherent in its people. Rather it was the result of complex causes
and fortuitous circumstance. Liberty was a fragile thing, liable to obstruction
or even erosion, and it was the responsibility of enlightened Scots to remind their English
neighbours, so often prone to self-congratulation, of this fact. Despite the intellectual revolutions of mid-century,
some literati continued to believe that Celtic manners or Scoto-Gothic institutions were
parts of a special Scottish contribution to the British whig heritage. To them, liberty could be traced, albeit in
an unrefined form, in Celtic as well as Anglo-Saxon history. These, however, were lone voices against a
wider academic tide, one that was to have a profound influence on the Scottish political
nation. While educated Scots might retain an emotional
bond to the Scottish past, the history to which they had been admitted was more relevant
to an understanding of contemporary institutions, politics and society. Some, like David Hume, were even seemingly
happy to forget their own Scottishness. Hume retitled his History of Great Britain
as a History of England and felt comfortable referring to himself as an Englishman. The slippage between the use of the terms
England and Britain, so often construed as simple arrogance on the part of the English,
reflected a wider assumption within British political culture about the nature of the
new state. The de facto continuity of the historic English
parliament after 1707, albeit with additional Scottish members, seemed to confirm that Britain's
political heritage resided in the history of English institutions. This acceptance of an English past to the
British present even provided a convincing platform for Scottish radicals who, during
the 1790s, demanded the restoration of the ancient Saxon consitution of their forefathers
suppressed by the Norman Yoke of 1066. The growing acceptance of the union north
of the border, as both beneficial and transformative for Scotland, was not accompanied by a rethinking
of a new and distinctively British political identity. English politicians were comfortable with
the idea of Britain as little more than a benign extension of England, and this view
was not radically challenged by the new history in Scotland which saw a country, hitherto
backward and benighted, positively transformed by the experience of Anglicisation. For enlightened Scots, the British liberties
in which they now participated rested on a much longer English tradition. One of the cements in Britishness is a very
widespread view that Briton are peculiarly free that their mixed constitution is the
envy of the world, that they have more religious tolerance, they have a freer Press, they have
a more limited monarchy than other European powers. Now not all of this complacency was entirely
unjustified although it was sometimes excessive, but this cult of superior liberties can be
used in two ways. By conservatives it can be used to legitimize
the existing order, but of course radicals can plug into this to you by saying yes we
are free Britons and therefore we must become even more free and we must protect our freedom,
and we can only do this by carrying out further reforms. And increasingly from the 1750s 1760s you're
getting different strands of radical protest saying that patriotism really belongs to us
in a particular way because we are taking this icon of British freedom and we are pushing
it further. Despite being considered the freest in the
world British society during the 18th century remained divided by a hierarchy of orders. The ruling aristocratic elite dominated the
royal court, the cabinet, both houses of Parliament and the law courts, and expected the state
churches to teach the common people to obey those in positions of authority. They believed they had a right to govern their
social inferiors and viewed democracy as inherently unstable and destined to degenerate into anarchy. Although only a propertied minority had an
active role in government this didn't mean that they believed they could act in a tyrannical
or oppressive fashion. They were expected to maintain public order,
to deliver justice, and to uphold the lives liberty and property of all British subjects. But during the course of the 18th century
we can see the emergence of groups critical of this social arrangement and coming to demand
change and political reform. This development is often associated with
that rather vague and amorphous group, and irritant of the professional historian, the
ever-rising middling classes many of whom increasingly sought a great influence in both
local and national politics. All the recent historiography of the late
17th and early 18th century stresses the extent to which these sorts of people are already
incorporated and active and vocal in politics already. So whereas an older historiography made it
sound as if they were newly emerging and having their voices heard for the first time I don't
think but can still say that in the light of recent research. But in the first part of the century they
tend to be active and involved under elite leadership that's fairly acceptable to them
because the kind of issues which divides people religious issues, issues about which dynasty
should be ruling the country are not issues which divide opinion along straightforwardly
social lines. So you get kind of vertical political groupings
within which these middle classes very broadly defined can play a part, make a contribution. Later in the century partly what's happening
I think is that a reshuffling in the positions of the political elite is leading quite a
lot of these people who inherit a tradition of political activity to think we just can't
trust these elite leaders anymore they're all just out for themselves, none of them
are really going to serve the interests of people like us so we need to find a way of
developing independent voice in politics, so it's not the voice, it's the need to have
an independent voice that's the novelty. Reform ideas however were to come from a wide
spectrum. From within the political class itself their
were opposition MP's who simply wanted to reform the practices of parliament, and at
the other extreme dissenters and natural rights radicals advocates of universal suffrage who
wanted a root and branch reform of the system. Part of the reason radicalism is becoming
more explicit in the second half of the 18th century is the coming first of the American
Revolution and the French Revolution competing systems of liberation competing sets of political
ideals. And as a result you are getting some dissidents,
some radicals, some reformers throughout Great Britain and indeed in Ireland arguing that
well we were the freest people in Europe but perhaps we no longer are and we must go back
and make things even better. You get people who are adopting ideas from
the United States and France as for example the idea of a written constitution. So you get someone like Tom Paine who spends
his life moving between Britain, France and the United States saying well actually everybody
talks about the glories of the British constitution but you don't have a constitution because
it isn't written down so we need reform. And many of the supporters for Paine, these
corresponding clubs that really start mushrooming through Great Britain in the 1790s, call themselves
patriotic societies because they want to claim patriotism for themselves, as people who are
struggling to make things better. So there are people in a kind of Thomas Paine
mould who say what we want is a rational system, the British system is not rational and should
be reconstructed from the ground up, so we can all live better, the 18th century has
been a disaster, self-aggrandizing nations have gone around fighting wars that kill people
and waste a lot of money and we need to turn our back on all that kind of thing and create
a new sort of state and society. And then you get another view which is that
the past is not sacrosanct but it's only safe imprudent to try to change things gradually
and that's Edmund Burke's position, so Edmund Burke is actually very unusual in the 1790s
in that although he's very worried about the French Revolution he still says reform is
a good thing, that's not a common position to hold. There's a third view which I think people
sometimes adopt tactically because it sounds like something you're much more likely to
get away with than the Paineite kind of stuff, and sometimes adopt because they think it
will resonate with more people and maybe in some ways resonates with them too, and that's
an approach which says let's not think that anything we want is abstract let alone foreign
we quite understand why it doesn't appeal to people to think we can just discard the
whole of English history and start doing things in some new way, but actually in the English
past, perhaps in the quite distant English past, the Anglo-Saxon past we've got models
of how to do things which are the true Englishness, its way of presenting the case for radical
change that tries to suggest its grounded in something local and natural to the environment
rather than being something philosophers have dreamt up or some kind of foreign import. The outbreak of evolution in France in 1789
was to be a pivotal moment for the reform movements in Britain many welcomed what was
happening across the channel as France's own version of the Glorious Revolution and saw
these events as only furthering the cause of reform back home. But as the violence escalated and war with
the new France seemed imminent the very word reform became tainted by its association with
these bloody consequences. Now that's not to say that what you get is
straightforwardly a conservative reaction because a lot of these people who are worried
about what's happening in France are people who weren't previously quite interested in
reforming things in Britain and they haven't totally abandon that notion they've just become
very very cautious about whether this is the right time to be doing it and how one might
go about doing it. Of course the French Revolution taught people
that you can change your rulers, that you can abolish feudalism, you can execute your
king, you can do all these things, but it seemed to many people in Britain that the
immediate consequences of these actions anarchy in France, Civil War, European war were in
fact was so disastrous that we certainly musn't do them here and so in its early stages, and
indeed in its middle stages, the French Revolution and its consequences frightened British people
off. Now having said that of course, the theories
underpinning the French Revolution about the transformation of subjects into citizens the
need for reform, the need for the better treatmentment of the lower orders and so forth, these messages
in spite of what was happening in France, in spite of these unhappy consequences did
inspire intellectuals, reformers and so on, and these were the seeds that were to be harvested
the in the nineteenth century. And in Ireland, at least, they were to lead
almost directly to the revolution, the attempted revolution, of 1798. So we shouldn't eliminate the possibility
that the French Revolution had really quite significant consequence upon the British state. Including Ireland in any discussion of ideas
of Britishness is deeply contentious the result of the turbulent history of the union in the
19th and 20th centuries. English kings and statesman had for many centuries
seen Ireland as a legitimate sphere of influence as subordinate in fact to the interests of
the mainland this relationship was confirmed in the 16th century when Ireland's status
was changed from a separate Lordship to a puppet Kingdom a possession of the English
crown. But it was the religious Reformation in England
the attempt to export it to Ireland that was to cast a long shadow over the history both
islands. From the mid 16th to the mid 17th centuries
successive English administrations pursued a policy of settlement or plantation. English and Scottish settlers, through their
exemplary model of civility and the true Protestant religion, would have it was hoped a transformative
effect on the barbarous Catholic Irish it was the strengthening of this religious divide
between Catholics on the one hand, a group that included the so called Old English descendants
of an earlier wave of migration, and more recent Protestant settlers on the other that
was to become the key faultline in Irish political life during the eighteenth century. Ever since the Reformation a struggle for
power had been waged between the Catholic and Protestant elites of Irish society. Following the victory if we might forces in
1691 the Protestant community determined to crush the Catholic threat once and for all. Over the next three decades legislation was
passed that was designed to severely curtail the civil and religious rights of Ireland's
Catholic population. Many people not just Irish people believe
that the British government of Ireland in the eighteenth century was harsh, oppressive,
colonial and so forth, and in certain respects it was. The presence of a British army, of a British
settler class reinforced by the penal laws which in the early eighteenth-century excluded
Catholics from power almost entirely, in theory at least almost outlawed the practice of the
Catholic religion. The political relationship between the two
countries was one of subordination. Whilst the Declaratory Act of 1720 effectively
established the right at the Westminster Parliament to legislate directly for Ireland British
politicians also sought to manage Irish affairs through a network of elite patronage. It is possible of course to condemn the British
rule over Ireland in the eighteenth century which was certainly harsh but two things perhaps
need to be said if not entirely to be believed. One is that in spite of all this ferocious
legislation it was pretty patchily enforced and in effect in the last analysis the practice
of the Catholic religion continued. I'm not sure if nobody was executed for their
religion but if so it was a very rare occurrence. The other thing is this, certainly in the
first half of the eighteenth century nothing is more significant than the relative rural
peace of Ireland. Ireland isn't in flames with risings and rebellions
and so on, Ireland is no different from many European countries in having a reasonably
settled if difficult and in many ways poverty-stricken environment. Now in the second half of the eighteenth century
all this was to change. During the American War of Independence with
Britain overstretched abroad Protestant Patriots were able to negotiate significant concessions
and a greater degree of autonomy for their parliament, but it was to be the French Revolution
that was to catalyse radical opinion and provide the inspiration for the events of 1798. Those within the Protestant tradition had
for a long time seen their Catholic neighbours as people enslaved by their church, people
who couldn't be treated as common citizens. But the revolution in France, where the population
was overthrowing the shackles of monarchy and papacy, seemed to a small but significant
minority of Protestants to open up the possibility of the engagement of Catholics as citizens
in a secular Irish Republic. Against a background of a wider European Enlightenment
that promoted ideas of religious toleration and with an eye on Ireland's large reserve
of manpower, potential recruits to the British military cause, significant concessions had
already been granted to Irish Catholics in the 1780s and nineties. Although still excluded from Parliament and
the top civil and military posts, these relief acts removed restrictions on religious practice,
education and economic activity, and restored to Catholics the right to vote to sit on juries,
to practice law and to hold military commissions and offices under the crown. But by the mid 1790s alarmed by the strength
of the reaction to the concessions already granted the government set out to reassure
Protestant opinion and to damp down Catholic hopes of further gains. All the while popular disaffection continue
to grow. The demographic explosion of the second half
of the century had not been accompanied by either agriculture reform or sufficient levels
of economic growth. Existing tensions within Irish society have
been exacerbated and rural terrorism was on the increase as landlord sought to squeeze
profits from their Irish estates. From the summer of 1795 the Republican United
Irishmen, originally a movement for parliamentary reform, reorganized themselves as a clandestine
organization working for an armed insurrection with the backing of revolutionary France. They also formed an alliance with Catholic
defenders a proletarian body inspired by combination of Catholic sectarianism and crude but potent
aspirations to social and political revolution. As armed raids and assassinations multiplied
the authorities replied with increasingly ruthless repression. And the sense of imminent crisis also encouraged
an ever more open alliance between the forces of the state and those of militant Protestantism. The rebellion which finally broke out in the
summer of 1798 has been described as probably the most concentrated episode of violence
in Irish history. An estimated 30,000 people died in four separate
outbreaks, one of which was inspired by the belated arrival of a small French force. In the southeast in particular the insurrection
turned into a vicious sectarian war. I think it was clear that existing arrangements
namely the existence of an Irish parliament and a relatively independent Irish political
system in the age of the French Revolution, in the age of Napoleon, wasn't enough, Ireland
was running out of control. The existing system was no longer working
and while it might be possible after 1798 to quell the rebellion and to reassert English
power of course it could happen again. And therefore what the rebellion 1798 taught
British politicians was that for Ireland to be safe for England and that meant not being
used as a launching pad for a French invasion of England, Ireland could be secured by integration
with England, by Union, and that was the legitimation, the justification for the act of union of
1801. I think the political union with Ireland in
1801 was carried out at the instigation of Scots, not all Scots, but Scottish politicians
who argued that union had worked for Scotland and that it would work for Ireland. In retrospect we know that that's wrong but
at the time there was great confidence, that I think reflects the confidence of the Scottish
Enlightenment, that education, political stability, the rule of law, would mean that any people
would be able to achieve modern economic benefits and cultural progress. And I think I've heard it observed that Enlightenment
thinkers, and in Ireland Enlightenment thinkers were confident that the linguistic and religious
divisions that were so deeply entrenched in Irish society would inevitably pass away as
a consequence of Ireland through modernization increasing its wealth and the level of education
of its population. The British Prime Minister William Pitt had
hoped that the creation of the new United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland would
be accompanied by the full emancipation of its Catholic subjects. However George III having sworn to uphold
his coronation oath and the powers and prerogatives in the Anglican Church refused to sign any
such act if it was passed to him. In the face of this threatened veto Pitt resigned
and so was unable to deliver on his promise of emancipation. Even in the wake at the rebellion the act
of union had actually been supported by the great majority of propertied Catholics who
believed that it would be swiftly followed by full admission to civil liberties. The common assumption is that following the
disappointment of 1801 Catholics turned to demand the repeal of the union and for the
restoration of parliamentary independence, leaving Protestants to discover that the Union
many of them had initially opposed was in fact their best defense against an increasingly
well-organized and assertive Catholic majority. There can be no doubt the religion was a major
reason for the failure of the British state to turn political control into political integration
but it's easy with the perspective of hindsight to conclude that the union was necessarily
doomed to failure from the start. Following the achievement of full Catholic
Emancipation in 1829 the leader of the mass agitation and future republican icon Daniel
O'Connell between 1834 and 1840 abandoned his demand for the repeal of the Act of Union
in favour of alliance with the Whig Party, announcing that the people of Ireland were
prepared if treated with justice and equity to become a kind of west Briton. Even at this point allegiances where it seems
still negotiable and in effect Irish-Catholic politics were to balance uncertainly for another
half century between two alternative lines of development, on the one hand the pursuit
of self-determination on the other assimilation, along with Wales, Scotland, English nonconformity,
and a section of the English working class into the anti-establishment coalition that
was British Liberalism. In the late 17th century the Irish, Scottish
and English elites, while no doubt there were contacts between them on the political and
military level, they remained reasonably discreit. One of the great themes of the eighteenth
century is the emergence of a relatively anglicised, British, elite. There was much intermarriage in the eighteenth
century between members of the elite of different countries and certainly a tendency for English
heirs to estates to marry wealthy Scots and Irish heiresses and daughters and so forth. An increasing tendency for them to receive
a common education and to embark upon common careers especially in the military and so
forth. So rather than having three or four separate
elites you can see them coming together to fuse, to become a much more coherent ruling
order. I think theres also a growing sense of national
bombast, national conceit, which is British national bombast, and British national conceit
as far as some people are concerned, and you can see that in shifts in language, shifts
in cartography, shifts in the naming of societies, this emphasis on Britishness. And an early aspect of that is the creation
of the British Museum, and you get a growing number of these British organisations. I think these politicians are aware of themselves
as running a British empire, maintaining a British army, a British navy, ruling through
a British constitution, I think by the early nineteenth century we have reached that point
where the notion of Britishness has come to serve as a phrase which they use, of which
they're conscious. Now that doesn't mean to say that what one
may term the sub-national identities – Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England – have disappeared,
far from it, in fact you can argue quite potently that notions of Scottishness and Irishness
strengthen during the eighteenth century, but that almost all Scots and some members,
some of the Irish, come to believe that it is within a Britannic, a Britannic state,
a Britannic universe, that their Scottishness can be expressed and developed and strengthened,
and to some extent that is true of Ireland as well. Historians always talk about the problems
with Ireland, we have to remember that British government started to rearm the celtic countries
in the late eighteenth century, the British army was full of Irish, in fact many of the
people who put down the Irish rebellion in 1790 were Irish. So Britishness is establishing itself as a
viable political identity and practice, to maintain the British Isles, the British empire,
and so forth, at just the same moment as some of the sub-national identities are strengthening,
but coming to accept their existence within a Britannic framework. There were strong dynamics, particularly at
the patrician level of society, that encouraged integration and fostered a shared sense of
British identity. The monarch, whose figure had been so divisive
for much of the 18th century, had emerged during the Wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic
France as a unifying symbol of British loyalty. But Britain remained a complex polity; difference
persisted and continued to matter. At times a loose Protestantism, often pointed
to as one of the pillars of British identity, could act as a force for cohesion, but at
other times the divides between Protestant denominations seemed far worse. The Church most vigorously persecuted in Britain
was not the Catholic but the Episcopalian, Protestant Church in Scotland, effectively
broken by the persecution unleashed against it by the Whig regime in London. Especially further down the social scale a
distinct sense of national difference persisted. Scots were renowned in London for their tendency
to cluster together, to favour each other in business, essentially to look out for each
other, so too the Welsh. And a sense of being surrounded and to some
extent overwhelmed by the English was present in both Scots and Welsh culture. Well I think this idea of inventing and resisting
Britain has been explored by several historians, that there are those in Scotland – and there
are those in Wales – who see British union as offering a broader arena offering opportunities
either to safeguard Protestantism or provide greater economic opportunities for economic
development, those two reasons I think in particular, but there were always elements
in Scotland and I think in Wales as well that resisted the idea of Britain out of a belief
that intrinsically it would involve greater domination by English interests over what
could be seen as peripheral regions within a British island. I think that again is something that emerges
or develops over the course of the eighteenth century as financial power, political power,
social change gathers pace in the south east of the island of Britain and that accentuates
these changes. For a long time, historians have tended to
assume that the lower orders of society, lacking the sophistication and cosmopolitan inclincations
of their superiors, were more responsive to stereotype and crude prejudice – and easily
roused by nationalist tub-thumpers. Recent research, however, reveals that we
should be more wary about making such a generalisation. Even when their countries were at war English
and French fishermen could set aside questions of nationality in pursuit of a shared interest. Fishing communities in places like Harwich
and Dunkirk negotiated their own peace treaties to protect their boats from warships and privateers
and then lobbied their respective governments for their enactment. Whats perhaps even more interesting is that
whilst a commonality with their fellow fishermen might be stressed when negotiating these cross-channel
treaties, they might also then employ patriotic rhetoric when dealing with the agents of the
state, making much of their contribution to the wider, public good. Rather than being simply imprisoned by the
shackles of national hatred the people of the eighteenth century, even towards the bottom
of the social scale, were able to negotiate multiple identities in the pursuit of their
own interests. They inhabitited a complex world of belonging
in which a national identity was one among many. The metaphor I used when I wrote Britons,
and it was a metaphor that I borrowed from Eric Hobsbawm, and most of us do in fact although
we may not necessarily work it out or put that into words. In some cases I think a growing sense of Britishness
could crowd out other identities or put pressure on them, but if you look at people's writings
and their behaviour in different contexts you often find that they're drawing on different
identities at different times. It has been argued that the main unit of belonging
for most people in the eighteenth century, and in fact well into the nineteenth, was
not the nation but the parish. Despite increasing urbanisation, and developments
in communication and mobility, most of the population still lived – by today's standards
– in relatively isolated rural communities. The word foreigner itself was most frequently
used to describe someone not from another country but from outside the local area. Far from documenting the steady, growing awareness
of a collective class consciousness, records reveal a resistance to outsiders, the fierce
protection of local rights, and village rivalries at times escalating into open violence. Emerging ideas of Britishness, and of a wider
national identity, would have remained largely irrelevant in the everyday life of communities
divided not by national borders but by village boundaries. Perhaps during the
nineteenth century Britain's expanding empire would provide the wider context in which the
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leader and MEP Nigel Faraj in the piece they're talking there mr. baracs about the fact that you don't like some of the concessions spell out for viewers what is it about this process that you don't like 40 billion pounds is a very good start that seems way too much that's the first thing second thing continued jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice the whole point of brexit is to run our own country through our own elected representatives and our own courts are not very happy about that and the concession on fishing is ludicrous you know we should take back what is rightfully ours doesn't stop foreign boats fishing completely in our waters but at the minute we're giving away 60% of the fish in our waters to the foreign fleets so they're the concessions I also don't like the fact that it took nine months to trigger article 52 years for article 50 which was supposed to be the transition and now another 21 months of transition on top of that so many things I could complain about but here's the important thing one year from today 11 p.m. on the 29th of March 2019 we will leave the European treaties after a period of 46 years and we will be an independent free self-governing nation and that is a big day in this nation's history you acknowledge that those concessions as you've described them are an essential price to pay one cents to get to March 2019 in that state and what reason you simply have to expire I think what she's doing is she's making those concessions because she has to win that final vote in the House of Commons don't forget there was the big Supreme Court case Regina Miller that said Parliament has to have the final say or whatever the deal is and I feel she's making the concessions so that her own rebels am allayed the party said you know what we can't stand in the way of this so I yeah I don't like the thing she had no choice she was happy well well that's her view I think if she'd been bolder she'd have taken the country with her and he would take the country with you Parliament follows as well but either way one thing for certain I felt today for the first time I listened to people talking about wanting a second referendum they're beginning to look a bit ridiculous today because the polling now is quite clear 65 to 70 percent of people say so the government just get on with it we don't want another vote with the set of conditions that you just outlined does it mean that the UK is a vassal state certainly for the transition period some conservatives yeah and there now I think Jacob Riis rug is right about this I think you know we're in a position where we're a rule taker without any say whatsoever it's not a good deal but you know something once we're out we're gonna wake up on March the 30th next year saying you know what we're a free country ago we can do whatever we like so we could even change the terms of that deal in what sense in the sense that once you have a sovereign Parliament he can do what it wants you know for the last 45 years we've had a parliament constrained in so many ways by European law and by European courts I think politics proper begins again in this country on March 30th next year but a deal involves two parties possibly more parties how can you change the terms of a deal if the other parties don't tell you what they're funnier deals in life they get broken I mean that's just the way life is as long as we leave history's been made we're a free nation we can get back to walking amongst ourselves making our own decisions I don't like transition and I feel after we've left there will be political challenges to some of those concessions so the EU shouldn't take us at our word when we sought this deal out is what you're saying what it could take Teresa Myers Prime Minister at her word but you know once we've left the European Union she's kind of done the job that she was put in place as Prime Minister to do Parliament itself from the role it has we have Tony Blair today I know you're not his biggest fan but we have Tony Blair today saying as a former prime minister look it makes sense to see what this final deal is it may be very different to that which was you know foreseen a year ago 18 months ago even you're saying that you know the nature of the deal is not what you wanted yeah does not make more sense to get Parliament a meaningful vote on that final T Parliament is gonna get a meaningful vote on that final deal and if Parliament rejects that final deal we're then headed towards either a general election or a referendum and that is what Tony Blair is doing Tony Blair is speaking not just for the Labour Party but to the Ken Clarkson Anasuya is and sitting on the Tory back benches but here's the rub you know there are four and a half million people who voted brexit and then voted for Jeremy Corbyn at the last general election he knows they're pretty firm brexit ears those midlands south wales and northern seats and if if Corbin was to do anything that was seemed to extend article 50 or push for a second referendum Corbin knows it would cost him the next election so I am stand what's only bless trying to do I just kind of think the ship has sailed I think the prospects now of the Prime Minister being defeated and a second referendum look very limited indeed if the final deal is very difficult to get into place um is there a prospect of that transition this article 50 period the transition itself could be rather longer than people had predicted well that's the problem and that's one of the reasons I didn't want a transition deal you know we didn't vote for it in the referendum we accepted article 50 in a two-year period and the worry is as you say that we get towards the end of 21 months and then it rolls into perhaps the next general election and goodness knows how long it goes on for and what most of us want is that most of the event of any leave certainly want the government to grasp the nettle get on with it yeah sure there'll be one or two choppy waters one or two changes but let's get on with it and do it mr. Frye's good to talk to you thank you can you hear me now yes I can excellent second time lucky so my question to you was it looks like we're talking about 40 billion plus and pounds or euros it's going to be over a long period of of time it's going to meet some of our ongoing obligations even after we leave isn't that a sum worth paying to reach the end game you've always wanted was just to get out what the first thing to say is we voted to leave and we want a clean break not a relationship that could go on for possibly decades certainly in the case of pensions and secondly even if we'd been offered Terra free access to the single market in return which at this stage we haven't but even if we had been offered that it is not worth nearly 50 billion sterling no deal is better than a bad deal and this is a very bad deal indeed but how do you know that since most business is terrified of the idea of no deal of crashing out they would rather have a deal look there are lots of different voices of business and yes I understand the big corporates you know always defend the European Union structure but I'm reminded they were the same people that thought joining the euro was a good idea they're also the people who provide most of our exports and they're worried that if we crash out to use the terminology there it will harm their to export that's legitimate is it not look like this do you know something with No Deal and with tariffs being put on British manufactures the movement of sterling against the euro every month is bigger than the percentage we pay in tariffs and just look at the amount of business America does China does with the European Union on World Trade Organization rules the other big thing here is we keep obsessing about our trade relationship with Europe look eighty-five percent of the global economy is outside the euro zone and another reason for a quick a very clean quick break is to start opening ourselves up to other trade deals so 45% of our exports occur to the EU how much of America's exports go to the EU yeah these are smaller amounts but hey these are growing markets more 300 billion three three hundred billion dollars worth every single year the Americans sell into the European single market without having a trade deal of any kind what about one dollar in time whereas for us it's almost one in two is much more important isn't it to us well you well I tell you what you could look at this the other way around and say that 80% of the entire British economy is not involved in overseas trade of any kind at all and yet if we sign up to a transition deal we're still going to be bound by the rules for the single market there are lots of advantages to breaking out of this okay well just finally what's happened none of you Tory you're a skeptic friends are saying anything like this they seem by and large to be content to go along with it well why is that well they've got their big chance in a few minutes it's Prime Minister's Questions and I'm hoping somebody on the back benches stands up and says we did not vote to pay more money to the European Union we voted to stop paying money and that this number is unacceptable to the British public they've got their chance well we've already heard from some Euroskeptics like Ian Duncan Smith who seemed reasonably content but I'm not one to put people off watching p.m. cues so no doubt our viewers will follow your rallying cry Maji frosh thank you very much for joining us

Brexit fallout: EU27 say there's no conspiracy against deluded Britain

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order who are an incorrigible delinquents at time havior self an now it's a month after the triggering of article 50 in EU leaders with the exception of Britain met in Brussels this weekend to agree they're opening the go saving stance to get the divorce process underway our reporter Emma Vardy was there it's inside this psychedelic chamber where Britain's brexit future will be decided over the next two years but there's a vast gulf in rhetoric coming from the UK and the EU with parallel narratives emerging from both sides hi hi there is broad agreement that if an orderly withdrawal is in the interests of both sides but to read a mais position is that the terms of our future trade deal should be negotiated alongside the terms of our divorce meanwhile the EU says the terms of the UK's exit must be decided before any discussion of a future trade deal can begin but don't forget that 60 billion euro divorce settlement don't remind me here in Brussels some leaders think the Brits should pay even more while in the UK ministers say that divorce bill should be capped at just three billion after you thank you you're looking forward to it president tusk it's Matt Duvall fell a bit high is this about punishing Britain we are very United you seem also surprised but it's a fact so how can we get a deal I think we have to nail first to wait also for the elections in the UK there are elections now it was a decision of this mate it took an hour for all the EU leaders to make their red carpet entrances but once inside it took just a few minutes to agree the brexit negotiating guidelines they set out three main areas the first phase of talks on the divorce settlement will deal with the existing financial commitments to the EU the Northern Ireland border and the rights of EU citizens in the UK they said a UK trade agreement can be discussed when the first phase of talks reaches significant progress and that there must be unity in the negotiations that individual EU members won't negotiate separately with the UK like any good negotiator and they are quite good here in negotiating because they are used to it they set a maximum and then they will have to recede a little bit depending on obviously what the other side is to go to offer so I think it's Lily there is a little bit of room for manoeuvre in some issues but I don't think that some of the of the baselines kind of things are going to change that much for example I think that the European Union will not sit open 6re on the rights of citizens who are already in the UK they will it will be very difficult for them to accept that they will know there will not be any exit bill and the question of Northern Ireland I think is very important as well the hard border question so I think this has you know the baseline things I'm not going to move that much and then you will have a rueful maneuver in the trick on security and defence and the fight against terrorism the guidelines said the EU stands ready to work together and after lunch friendly signs from some EU leaders as they gave their individual press conferences Poland said the talks should open doors to new opportunities and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel who had earlier said some in Britain were deluded about brexit softened her tone saying there was no conspiracy against the UK unity was the buzzword this summit and for once everyone seemed to be sticking to the script that unity actually is not just among the 27 member states it's also amongst the institution's so many of the divisions that we all have seen in the past European level I do not exist and I think that's very very important and it's not a eulogy by the way that's directed somehow against the United Kingdom because I think we all want this to be an orderly process and part of it being an orderly process is that the EU side is unified so although there were no surprises here what took place in this room was a significant step towards the real brexit negotiations which will begin soon after the general election in June said to be the most complex the UK has faced in our lifetime and I've re reporting as well Stephen Thomas still with me is what doesn't the British media have to be a bit careful here we would never take it face value anything a British politician tells us we'd question it put it in context wonder if they were just bluffing but we seem to often to take at face value anything a European politician says about these magazi and you only have to look at the front page of The Sunday Times today to see that you know they've quoted at length Yonker and he was sort of rambling on about you know how he didn't like the food at the reception and this and that actually think today the mood among brexit supporting MPs is very optimistic the key thing is an EU trade trade commissioner has said we will get a free trade deal and a lot of people seem to be wilford willfully ignoring that incredibly big concession that is what is going to happen in their view I mean everything that's dead at the moment needs a slide will run over they're all in negotiating positions at the moment plus they have what we seem to completely unaware that they all have their own domestic constituencies as well mrs. Merkel has an important election coming up in September euro scepticism is quite different from Britain of course but there's a different kind of euro skepticism in Germany you've got to deal with that of course you have which is why your app see right nothing really should be taken too seriously out of the mouths of Darris a British politicians as well as that no no until I'd say October this year we've got to wait for the French presidential nation to happen then the German elections and actually if you look between the lines all's you can see your way forward the gray hang up at the moment is no trade deal talks until you pay up but that's not quite what's written what was actually is no trade or talks until we make significant progress on the money and you can define second progress in more different ways but come December fireworks over the summer we'll all get very excited about it in these very chairs I'm sure on December I think you think things will look a lot smoother well it may be December because the German elections at the end of September but I've seen reports from the German press depending how it goes it could take up to Christmas before a new coalition government is is put together and they've Brussels long-standing negotiating tactic of nothing's agreed until everything's agreed then I guess the British could say alright will agree a certain sum of money if that's what it takes but that depends on then what good trade do you we know give we don't get that there's some more money's off the table yeah and so in that sense the two are going in parallel even if technically they are inverted sequence however I wouldn't entirely dismiss what people are saying in their pre-election periods to their own electorates because what they say they had to some extent to deliver subsequently and people like Merkel of course she's campaigning and electioneering who wouldn't she's got a tough election to fight but she is measured and thoughtful and when she says things like some of the British are delusional that is unusually strong language of what I'm referring to there I don't know no I don't know it wasn't specific i how can he take anything what is the take would say the cake and eat it british leyland when they thought the British government was still going to effectively demand membership of the single MA but what me not going to happen now no sinner market access and customs free trade unless you sign up to the four pillars that is the cake and eating proposition which which they're right in saying resume has made but they will because if they keep on finding out everybody has access even with no deal you have access this not be very good access but I think you know that the other sort of side of it is I I think there will be a united position from from there but yeah and and and so and as somebody pointed out in that report they are experienced tough negotiators so it's I don't think it's going to be quite as easy as so I don't think the other thing is I specifically very briefly who was one of those who drew up article 50 who said to me they deliberately put this two-year timetable in to make it impossible for anyone to even think about leaving if you're right we have got German government doors ember there's a lot later than two years really tight this negotiation easy isn't yeah Oh

European Union Brexit poll results: are you in or out? | Owen Jones talks back

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hello blimey is all kicking off calm in the comments firstly we did a poll pre saying and quite an extraordinary result EU should we stay or should we go I'm astonished it's not that much of a difference though 64% say stay in the European Union 21% of you said gown 11% of year don't know wonder some of you don't care interesting that's good thank you for the 2207 people who took part and that is democracy in action there we go I mean basic we don't need the referendum anymore we just hunt we've had it here it's far more divided in the comments box so there's a some sort of silent stay in the European Union majority but it's the leavers versus the Romanians is that what we're calling people whatever it is it's interesting though actually arguably the debate in my comments box is more nuanced than the debate between our leading politicians it's all baloney that's not to say the debate is nuanced in the comments box just so you know it is all relative Albion Parrish as far as I'm concerned he's fear-mongering you've lost the argument if only you know I wish it wasn't effective it can be so you can say morally they've lost the argument and I am sympathetic to that but in terms of actually winning the debate and actually winning the vote it can be effective leaving Europe would threaten our economic and our national security if you go and stay on in what you have got is chaos and confusion and I would say this I saw only who is going to vote to stay in as the first step to changing the European Union and making it more democratic with people across the continent and that I don't want to tell you part in any campaign of fear and if David Cameron and and that a lot want to have a campaign based on fear it's gonna have nothing to do with me whatsoever Jay sdh 1978 hi I will be voting to stay in it as I don't just the current government to replace the environmental and civil liberties laws we will lose if we leave the EU I want to see changes to the EU though as I think they are far from perfect wow you've summed up my view arguably more eloquently than I'm capable of so embarrassing for me that good for you and yes what we'll do is we'll lose the progressive bits social chapter workers rights and we'll still end up with the same right-wing policies on you know wouldn't suddenly leave the open Union and then all of a sudden will have this socialist utopia quite the opposite they will use leaving from European Union to get rid of those good bits and basically give us more bad bits Johnny G hi so Johnny's point is it wants to vote for leave he was very Prairie you for many years but the breaking points for him came with the treatments of the southern European countries Greece in particular well I've been to Greece I've seen the devastation inflicted on that country by calamitous policies of austerity the Greek government syriza which was elected with a mandate to challenge these policies they punished it apparently as an example to other countries if you elect a governor like this this will happen to you as well but you've got a bear in mind that the Greek people overwhelmingly want to stay in the European Union so if you're doing it on the basis of stemming with the Greek people that's fine but that's not their view in terms of what should happen and they're the ones who've suffered these policies they're not saying that step out they're saying you know they want to change it I've gone to Greece they want the European Union to be transformed and changed if you're angry about what happened in Greece I couldn't empathize with you more but I always say to you is don't vote leave on the assumption that that is what the Greek people want to happen they don't they want us to stay and I think we should stay with them to try and help them change the European Union broadband oh one vote leave ignore this pillock pillock love it that is not used enough actually like it's a bit of a flashback because I think when I was the kids mark my mum used to go out yeah pillock Oh political o'clock I'm gonna use that from now on though I appreciate a woman fund oh one ignore me if you want that's quite okay but thank you for regretting me with I think a grossly underrated term of ease monix Durkin hi Mike I have no idea how I will vote it would be nice to be told the truth about the pros and cons of both staying and leaving in the EU well Mike it's good job for having such a nuanced sophisticated fact-based debate which is an basically both sized fear-mongering that's sarcasm Hey tasty schnitzel hello stay so it can be reformed the EU is undemocratic and has broken institutions we must democratize it and redeploy it for good see very fracas his stuff on the subject those of us were most critical of Europe have a moral duty to stain Europe fight for it and democratize it you know we are actually seeing movements we should growing across Europe in the moment whether it be syriza in Greece yeah they've got a kicking butt you know they represent 2% that country of eurozone economy so the EU could afford to treat it in the way it did but you've seen the rise of podemos in Spain and I've got a video on it if you want to check that out in Portugal as well they a leftist NT governments come to power so you're seeing movements which are there of course you look that want to change the European Union and that's why Yanis varoufakis the former Greek finance ministers movement is so important so we need to link these movements up together to change the European Union get rid of all the bits which were all about representing the interests of big corporations make it democratic and accountable so yeah yeah basically so V Smith politics is one endless project fear it's the best tool they have to get people to do what they want yeah there's a bit in that isn't there there's quite a lot in that comment and politics could be different and that's also that's up to us they have a bit more hope and optimism you know the idea that we can build a better country together you know lots more practice than what it's a really couldn't even just this as I've said before and that you know if we organize together from below and that's the history of this country change doesn't happen because the powerful thing feeling generous and I'll give people some rights today people have fought for them throughout our history so yeah people always try and scare those of us who challenge the status quo but I'm quite optimistic I mean I might as well just sit rocking fetal position in the corner if I wasn't to climb this but yeah let's have a bit of Project Hope Toad's if you don't mind calling youtube's bit familiar thanks for comments great as ever and yeah we'll do a poll again sometime I think that Paul was I enjoyed the poll and leave your comments subscribe I'll see you at home

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The Truth About Brexit | UK's EU Referendum

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On June 23rd, 2016, the United Kingdom determines if it will leave the European Union to re-embrace national sovereignty.

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hi everybody this is stefan molyneux from freedomain radio I hope you're doing well June 23rd 2016 the United Kingdom which is England Scotland Northern Ireland and Wales will vote to determine if it stays within the European Union or leaves to re-embrace national sovereignty now there's a lot of talk about the financial costs and renegotiation of trade contracts or treaties and the movement of goods and services that is completely irrelevant and immaterial this is not about pounds and pennies this is not about dollars and cents this is about culture history a way of life and the continuation of a multi century civilization it is fundamentally about one thing and one thing only and that is immigration oh no he said the word immigration well let's deal with the bear in the room right up front when I talk about immigration people gonna say racism oh he doesn't want brown people coming to the United Kingdom What nonsense there's nothing to do with race culture and race are not the same thing let me give you an example Japan has Japanese people in it and China has Chinese people in it are they the same race yeah pretty much however if all the Japanese people go to China and all the Chinese people go to Japan Japan is now Chinese and China is now Japanese it's not about race it's about culture and history and a way of life look England is one of the great places in the world to live the United Kingdom as a whole one of the great places in the world to live however England in particular is about the most overpopulated major country in the European Union it is crowd it will get to just how crowded in a minute or two and there's a particular way of life that is evolved that people like and they want to come to they want to come to the United Kingdom because it is the United Kingdom however if twelve billion people from some other culture come to the United Kingdom it won't be the United Kingdom anymore so that which draws them in will be destroyed and this is why immigration is wonderful immigration needs a pause for people to acclimate to the new environment a couple of generations you know bring a bunch of people in and then let things settle a little bit so that they can acclimatize to the British Way of life that's how civilized and sustainable immigration works wave after wave after wave crashing and crashing and creating welfare moated ghettos this is not how immigration works this is how immigration swamps destroys fragments the culture of a country and then there is no country and what people came to enjoy no longer exists it's like everybody you can have a thousand people on a boat you just can't have thousand people on one side of the boat because then it tips over you gotta spread things out so that's really really important we're gonna talk about what's happened with immigration in the United Kingdom over the past 10 or 15 years what costs are involved and what is about to come so thank you let's dive straight into the data shall we now here we'll put the sources roll this below we're indebted to migration watch UK dot org let's look at the official figures is what the government admits to this is total immigration to the United Kingdom per year this is not cumulative this is every single year from 1996 so you can see 1990 616 thousand hundred and seven thousand not going to read all these out a peak of three hundred and seventy five thousand people in 2004 there aren't roads enough there are houses enough there's not sewage enough there's not schools enough there's not healthcare enough for this giant wave of people there's not language facilities and language education and language resources enough for this wave of people and a little bit of a dip down 2012 239,000 then by 2015 three hundred and sixty three thousand people this is the– and you will estimate it emigration do they know well this is estimated the UK has a population about sixty 4.1 million people and immigration since 1996 makes up about a 2.5% of the current population now with numbers like that it does not take long for existing cultural values and ways of life to be diluted pushed out and supplanted it is astonishing how many people who are native to London have left London over the past few years because immigrants tend to concentrate in the cities so this said we're going to have a look at European Union immigration versus non EU immigration estimated this is in the yellow estimated european union to UK migration c starts off fairly low massive bulge a bit of a dip and now it's rocketing back up again non-european Union to UK migration is even higher and tris remained higher then EU migration since 1996 so about half of immigration in the UK currently comes from you EU countries and that is of course aided by free movement provisions among the European Member States now the important thing to remember is that when immigrants come into a country they require a lot of resources and those resources are paid for by taxes what that means is taxes on the native population generally go up which means the native population can have fewer children because they're paying all this money in taxes to support the immigrants so it's not like the UK plus immigration it's the UK plus immigration minus a bunch of UK children who otherwise would have been born to native people so this is really important it is a displacement of population immigration is not in addition now in the nineteenth century in America when there was no welfare state this was a different matter in about a third of those people who emigrated to the United States went back home because they didn't like it but if what you can get on welfare is vastly superior to an earned wage in your native country you're coming you're staying you're having lots of kids taxes go up which means native populations can have fewer children it is a displacement of a population it is not in addition to so this is estimated European Union immigration so pretty small right 1996 28k ninety nine eight thousand two thousand six thousand two thousand months seven thousand relatively small bomb 2003-2004 we go through the roof 2014 174 thousand people coming in estimated from the European Union and this is a snowball effect look if you have one drink kind of fun if you have five drinks kinda dizzy if you have ten drinks can to pass down if you have twenty drinks kind of dead now your body can process alcohol just not a huge amount all at the same time and the country is like that with regards to immigration now the reason why we have forced to care about immigration is because of the welfare state and because of public schools and because of old-age pensions and socialized health care and all the things that matter when other people move into the country I'd love to live in a world where I could care less who lives where but the reality is when people move to your country they are adding to your tax burden in general the degree to which they're doing it we will talk about in just a few minutes European Union migrants living in the United Kingdom in millions as of 2004 to 2014 well I'm not gonna do the horrifying xylophone scale up to hell but from 1.5 million to 3 million in 10 years 1.5 million additional European Union migrants living in United Kingdom in just 10 years now everyone is for some limit on immigration so let's not pretend that everyone would just love to open the doors to everyone on the planet because how many people if they have the choice would like to live in say London on welfare rather than say in Somalia or Ghana or wherever it's going to be everybody has to recognize some limitation on immigration so the question is where are you gonna put your limitation not whether there should be or not and again it's not racist to imagine such it has nothing to do with race fundamentally polish people are white but if everyone in Poland moved to the United Kingdom the United Kingdom would pretty much become Poland or a significant portion of it would be so it's got nothing to do with race it's all about culture if you have a child brought up in the British culture in the United Kingdom culture they will grow up with all those it's very difficult to transplant those values to other people who come in from others overseas there's no magic soil and people pass through the portal of the channel and bomb they have the magna carta and they have the Glorious Revolution and they have the Enlightenment and they have the Renaissance and they have you name it doesn't happen it has to slowly be worked into a human soul United Kingdom migration to the European Union because of course a lot of people come to the United Kingdom some people leave European Union to UK 3.3 million people UK to European Union only 1.2 million people now this data is from the United Nations now this contradicts the United Kingdom government preference for claiming only 2 million UK citizens live and work in the EU the 2 million figure was an over estimate from a single 2010 report where the researchers multiplied the actual figures by four to obtain their results why well they were provided with anecdotal claims regarded regarding a singular consular official so this is the greater facts this is 800 thousand or more estimated greater UK to European Union but these are the actual UN figures net outflow countries where are people moving to with regards to from the United Kingdom to the European Union well of course Majorca a lot of people are going to Spain and of course a lot of those people would be retiring and wishing to escape the clammy death grip of English All Seasons where summer comes I believe if memory serves on a Wednesday Spain hundred eighty thousand Cyprus ten thousand France nine thousand Luxembourg six thousand Finland has equal immigration and outflow net inflow countries this is from the European Union this is aggregate not per year so Slovenia 500 Denmark five thousand Belgium five thousand Croatia 5,500 Malta 8000 and we go up and up Estonia 17,000 Netherlands twenty-nine Czech Republic 37 Greece 54 ah we have only began the escalation Slovakia fifty-eight thousand Bulgaria 72,000 Hungary eighty thousand Latvia ninety-five thousand Portugal 114 thousand Italy 139,000 Lithuania 144 thousand Ireland 156 thousand Germany 194,000 Romania two hundred twenty six thousand hey remember I mentioned Poland and Poland eight hundred and forty eight thousand people coming in and yeah not a lot of British people want to go to Poland it's as true now as it was in 1939 so just think of this a lot of these people coming in raising the tax bills for the local population driving up the price of housing driving up the price of goods and services because there's a much greater demand and they don't speak a lot of them wouldn't speak this the language certainly not as well don't have the history don't have the same cultural background as people in England or in the United Kingdom so tax rates go up a lot of these people coming in means that fewer native UK people are born and the culture gets displaced the culture gets fragmented you can't make decisions you can't figure anything out you can't work with your neighbors multiculturalism destroys social trust in neighborhoods people stay home they watch TV they don't do things with their neighbours because it's too damn complicated don't know the culture on the history done religion don't know the language ah forget it I'll just stay home neighbourhoods decay they destroyed all of these stuff that I grew up with in London going out all day all night playing with all the kids in the neighborhood a lot of that is being fragmented destroyed disrupted boom it's gone and why and why if to think to yourself I understand why people want to come to the United Kingdom but you have to look in the mirror and say how does it benefit me how did aside from their Pied Piper dance of multiculturalism is our strength diversity is a strength I mean this is just statements nobody's ever proven that in fact a diversity has considerably and repeatedly been shown to be a considerable weakness and destruction of civic society and social society to look yourself in the mirror and say how does it benefit me how does it benefit me as someone who lives in the United Kingdom as somebody who whose history is in the United Kingdom how does it benefit me to have this giant laundry list of people coming in but and cultures different languages different religions different histories why how does it benefit me rather than having an equivalent number of people born who just raised here I get it benefits of politicians who the politicians well what if they done well they have underfunded the a welfare state they have underfunded pensions for old people so they want to bring in a bunch of taxpayers is that gonna work well we'll find out so I need to introduce you to something called national insurance numbers or Nino's and these are issued to of course to people who are living and working in the United Kingdom I also need to introduce you to EU 14 eu8 in EU – we'll keep it brief but it's important you 14 Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Spain and Sweden yes that was all on one breath euh sometimes call to the a8 country's added in 2014 Czech Republic Estonia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Poland Slovakia and Slovenia does not include Cyprus and Malta he you too added in 2007 Romania and Bulgaria so to work legally in the UK a National Insurance number is required between 2004 and 2015 4.75 million National Insurance numbers were issued to EU Nationals in 2015 a record 630,000 Nino's were issued including two hundred nine thousand two Romanians and Bulgarians so there is a giant disparity between the number of Nino's issued and official estimates of emigration a part of this reason is because Nino's were issued to those who come to the UK for less than a year before returning home people coming for less than a year are not classified as long term migrants are included in official estimates of net migration however this does not explain all of the discrepancy in estimates between for both long term and short term immigrants between 1 and 12 months it's still total less than the number of Nino's recorded as being issued so Nino data is an actual record of the number issued while migration figures are an estimate based on survey data so this has led to let's say concerns that the official EU net migration figures could be an underestimate and that the actual figure may be even higher so here we can see this is a graph here National Insurance numbers issued and EU 8 EU 14 you – it's a I don't know sort of a Matisse sculpture in in profile but the numbers are all clustering up through the roof and are far higher than official estimates of emigration so this is important the government can't even tell you with any degree of accuracy how many people are coming into your country so this is some United Kingdom immigration versus National Insurance numbers or Nino's issued 2005 to 2015 this is EU 8 immigration to the United Kingdom EU 8 National Insurance numbers issued so the bottom line this yellow line that's the estimated immigration based on a bunch of surveys the top line is the actual number of National Insurance numbers issued and that's important because in 2050 in the government numbers claims 65,000 immigrants over a year stay not tall short term from EU 8 countries were in the United Kingdom it's only 65,000 immigrants but it issued two hundred and sixteen thousand Nino's for people from the EU eight countries so that's a lot that is a lot that is more than triple and heading in for quadruple so just when the government says well the immigration is this don't believe them immigration verses National Insurance numbers issued 2005 to 2013 so this is EU aid short and long term migration to the I Kingdom EU 8 National Insurance numbers issued so even after adding the short term migration under a year number as a gap of about 70,000 has existed each year each year between 2009 to 2013 short term migration data past 2013 is not yet available so even when we try to close the gap it doesn't work the estimates are off the number of immigrants this is important because they can't even tell you the truth they can't even estimate and of course the government could use this Nino data why don't they use this data why are they relying on surveys which is subjective and easily manipulated rather than relying on this data because it will shock you to know how many people are coming to live in England while it won't shock you if you're trying to buy a rent a house because that's what's driving up the demand at least one of the main things so this is immigration versus National Insurance numbers issued from EU two countries a Romania and Bulgaria so here you can see a u2 immigration to the United Kingdom is on the bottom here in the yellow and then there's Loch Ness monster a leap up that's going up in 2013 these are the official national insurance numbers issued it's truly shocking and truly astonishing now there are some caveats we'll put them in the notes below but this should be alarming to anybody who is concerned about the continuation of a culture that took many many centuries and the blood of countless millions to develop the freedoms the separation of church and state the free market you name it EU 14 short and long term migration to the United States vs EU 14 National Insurance numbers issued now if this doesn't underwhelm you with confidence in the government data I don't know what will this story is the reverse for the EU 14 countries until 2011 the number of Nino's issued was less than the estimated influx of long-term and short-term migrants for immigrants in other words who's in your country who knows doesn't matter just pay your damn taxes because politicians need to buy them some votes alright so now we're gonna switch to non-european Union immigration now this is of course people not coming from EU countries the birth rates for this group are high to put it mildly 1996 888 thousand and again this is all the government estimates so in 2004 265,000 and against not cumulative spur year 2015 191,000 non european union immigration what's wrong with having babies united kingdom have babies look they're gonna grow up speaking english they gonna grow up at the same culture with the same history the same values so much easier oh I know why because human beings are pretty slow to turn from babies into taxpayers right so if a lot of British people has not having babies well then the government isn't gonna have a lot of taxpayers for another 20 to 25 years but immigration gives the illusion of massive tax influx is in the here and now because you can just deficit finance all the spending on migrants and that's another reason why it's a challenge to have babies no I don't want to grow up in debt so non European Union migration to the United Kingdom population estimates so this is useless the United Nations data estimated does not subtract UK born individuals living in these countries from the population currently living in the United Kingdom so this is the population estimate from Turkey hundred thousand got a hundred and two thousand Somali 110,000 Hongkong almost hundred twenty thousand syn Bob way almost hundred thirty three thousand Australia hundred and thirty six thousand sri lanka hundred and thirty nine thousand philippines almost a hundred and forty thousand kenya hundred and fifty-one thousand all right so let's keep going shall we Jamaica hundred seventy two thousand China hundred and eighty two thousand USA two hundred and twelve thousand Nigeria 216,000 South Africa 218,000 Bangladesh 230 thousand Pakistan five hundred and forty thousand four hundred ninety-five and ding-ding-ding grab your vindaloo coming in at the top India seven hundred and seventy six thousand six hundred and three yeah that's right three-quarters of a million people that's a that's a lot and of course the people from Pakistan and India want to come to England because it's English because it's British because it's not Pakistan in India if they wanted Pakistan in India it's a whole lot easier to stay home they come to England they come to Great Britain they come to the United Kingdom because they want what's here if too many come it's gonna turn into Pakistan in India and then that whole trip has been to get the same crappy system as in Pakistan and India but with way worse weather don't let that happen people now whither goeth the United Kingdom well population projections by migration level so this white line at the bottom is no more migration hey how about you just make the beast with two backs and make some new people locally it seems like a pretty easy thing to do if it's capped at 105 thousand annually way below what seems to be happening at the moment then you get the yellow line so I'm you know this takes you from you know sixty five million right so you give them sixty five million to twenty thirty nine you're still under sixty eight million with 105 thousand annually you go from sixty-five million to almost 70 million at 185 thousand annually you're over 74 million and a two hundred and sixty-five thousand annually you're at almost 77 million people that's a lot more 12 million more you ever walk around London and say to yourself boy you know what this place could use more pigeons and just a few more people that would be great so it is madness now overall net migration including births to foreign-born parents has accounted for an estimated eighty five percent of the population growth in the United Kingdom since 2000 I just really want you to understand that net migration including births the foreign-born parents has accounted for eighty five percent of the population growth in the UK since 2000 that is a displacement of people now under the government's high migration estimate the population is projected to rise by about five hundred thousand people a year the equivalent to a new city the size of Liverpool every single year or eight million over the next 15 years over 90% of international migrants to the UK go to England England has a population density of over 410 people per square kilometer some stacks vertically England's population density is slightly lower than that of India and almost twice that of Germany and three and a half times that of France so it's already looking like frappe people stuffing themselves into a phone booth I don't know that's an old analogy I guess you can look it up so England is a ridiculously crowded and the vast majority of new people in England are either migrants or born to foreign-born parents so how about England gets a little me time how about the United Kingdom gets a little me time takes a little time races to trellis lets people acclimatize and keeps England and keeps the United Kingdom the way that it is evolved and allows it to evolve with all of the richness of new cultures but without the swampy of the original culture under the new cultures it's just the thought you get to vote I don't because I've been gone from England for more than 15 years I just looked it up tragic so what's it costing you what's all of this oh I really don't want to be called a racist what's it costing you pounds and pennies what's it costing you well from April 2014 to March 2015 migration watch UK calculated that immigrants in the United Kingdom from other European Economic Area countries cost 1.2 billion pounds annually or over 3 million pounds a day I don't know what's behind your couch cushions I can't quite seem to find that now European Economic Area immigrants they're costly this is net negative it's not well they cost but but there's all these benefits this is after the benefits in the cost of calculated they are draining your Treasury it's like attaching five lampreys to your jugular and going on a marathon jog jog hump ah but if you will look if I can divert your gaze to the right-hand side of the screen here we have non European Economic Area immigrants ah you see that number seems to be just a little bit higher so immigrants from outside the European Economic Area cost fifteen point six billion pounds annually or almost 43 million pounds every single day so overall immigration is costing native to UK residents nearly 17 billion dollars annually see here's the thing people are they coming for the money or because they love British values you don't know because you're paying them so much it's like paying someone to be your date does she love me you don't know because you're paying her to be your date don't prostitute yourself Great Britain you've worth more than that you're better than that please stop bribing people to come to your country there's enough of value there that the people who love you will find you at so immigrants contributed eighty nine point seven billion pounds in taxes but received 106 point seven billion dollars in public spending during 2014 to 2015 because the taxpayers included 20 billion paid in working-aged benefits ah but there's more you see these are just some of the hard costs is a lot more cost we haven't cost of housing cost of cars cost of congestion cost of traffic jams lowered quality of education for all the children because you got to take into account six billion different languages religions and cultures no values can be taught in school because whatever you teach someone's going to offend someone else it wasn't the case when I went to school when I went to school to boarding school in England we work and taught perhaps a little strictly one set of values we were able to actually have cultural values because we weren't heavily deluded with incompatible opposing hysterical highly offend highly offended cultures there are people who've paid into the system that people they pay taxes their whole lives they want health care they want retirement benefits and they are not gonna get some of them because the money's all being devoted to immigrants and this is just now future costs I go through the roof annual cost of immigration so total government revenue fiscal year 2015 to 2016 was projected to be 673 billion pounds total expenditures 742 billion pounds total deficit 69 billion pounds he already can't afford the society that you have can't afford the immigrants that you have do you want more come on people it's not that complicated you don't even need to take your shoes off to do this math you can't afford it you can't afford it can't afford it chairmen of migration watch you K Lord green of Darrington quote this report shows an EU migration taken as a whole is not making the positive fiscal contribution that is so often been claimed furthermore it is adding to the rapidly increasing pressures on housing public services it also contributes to our population increase of half a million every year roughly a city the size of Liverpool without the Beatles you keep immigration spokesman Steven Wolfe quote ultimately the British taxpayer will be forced to pick up the bill for a reckless migration policy as a member of the EU this research shows that we have a ticking time-bomb of costs that our nation will not be able to cope with as our population grows X cabinet minister Ian Duncan Smith quote we know that uncontrolled migration is placing a huge strain on the NHS national health system schools and other public services that's a challenge for councils to cater to as well as a cost to families who struggle to gain fair access to the services that their taxes paid for not only that uncontrolled migration also hits people's pockets because it puts downward pressure on wages as well as increasing competition for jobs now this report lays bare the wider financial cost to taxpayers which runs into the billions every year including 1.2 billion from European immigration alone it's time to take back control of our borders and implement a fairer immigration policy one that works for the UK what's in it for you it is okay to ask that question in fact it is morally required to ask that question because all the benefits living in the United Kingdom they're not yours to give away you didn't earn them you inherited them from your forefathers they're not yours to give away you have no right to give them away just to be avoid calling being called slightly mean words who cares now the migrant crisis is a thing and it's not an inconsequential thing I've spoken a lot about it I would just touch on it briefly here so far a little over 1,100 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the UK current commissioned commitments to resettle over 20,000 the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has released a study projecting the cost of resettling these 20,000 refugees to be 589 million pounds or almost 30 thousand pounds per refugee over five years he they're probably gonna live a little longer than five years Prime Minister David Cameron quote the first 12 months of each refugees resettlement costs under the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement scheme will be funded using official development assistance at the spending review the government committed 129 million pounds to assist with local authority costs over the years two to five of the scheme the total estimated cost of the scheme in each of the next five years is 99 million pounds in 2016 to 2017 129 million in 2017 to 2018 149 million 2018 to 2019 and 83 million in 2020 to 2021 now of course these are future government estimates of costs if you're over the age of say 12 well I think I don't know who need to tell you much about how much seriousness to give future estimates of government costs you can't you keep migration spokesman Steven wolf MEP quote I'm speechless seriously this number can't be right the government is projecting over 100 million pounds a year of a4 years of this Parliament a minimum 25 thousand pounds net per refugee on present arrivals it's insane as the Home Office refuses to provide regular updates on the numbers being resettled or where they are being placed there is an unacceptable lack of transparency in the use of these significant funds the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that as of November 3rd 2015 there were four point two nine million registered Syrian refugees most Syrian refugees were currently located in Jordan Lebanon and Turkey which are neighboring countries of course of Syria do you care about the Syrian refugees I do do you really want to help them rather than just morally posture and pretend to be nice well the United states-based Center for Immigration Studies released a report showing that for what it costs to resettle of one middle-eastern refugee in the United States about 12 refugees can be helped in the Middle East so don't think of the one you are helping think of the 12 you're not helping because why because you want refugees to come where the climate is different by the religion is different where the culture is different where the language is different or the hat is different go on ad infinitum come on so using the same calculation the cost of helping one Syrian refugee come to the United Kingdom well you could assist 3.6 Syrian refugees in the Middle East for the 589 million pounds pledged to resettle 20,000 refugees in the UK you could resettle not 20,000 but instead 360 1793 in the Middle East for the calendar year it's not about helping the refugees it's about photo ops it's I mean forget it if you want to help the refugees help them in the Middle East bringing them to the West is culturally disastrous potentially it is hugely problematic almost for certain and it doesn't actually help any of the refugees who are left behind and you could have far more by helping them resettle in the Middle East then bringing them into the West anybody who tells you otherwise is a moral poser who should be immediately ejected from any sane conversation now what's coming it's not about what's past what's fastest faster what is coming well as it approached creditor deadlines in the past Greece remember Greece little problem with its finances great Olympics though Greece has made threats on what would happen if the European Union and the International Monetary Fund refused to bail out their financially destitute country again Greece is on the border of Turkey which is currently hosting approximately three million refugees Greek Defense Minister panos kammenos quote if they deal a blow to Greece then they should know that the migrants will get papers to go to Berlin if Europe leaves us in the crisis we will flood it with migrants and it will be even worse for Berlin if in that wave of millions of economic migrants there will be some jihadists of the Islamic state – if they strike us we will strike them we will give to migrants from everywhere the documents they need to travel in the Schengen area so that the human wave who could go straight to Berlin now I know expert but I'm not sure that these people are a huge net addition to a country if they're being threatened as a form of bio weapon against Europe see that's not really where you want to go Europe can pick its refugees you can have a point system like like Australia or Canada you could get the best of the best he's basically using them as bio weapons against Europe to extract money from the European Central Bank it's miss the club you want to be part of this makes the Mafia look like Boy Scouts Greek Foreign Minister Niko's Clausius if Greece was forced out of the euro quote there will be tens of millions of immigrants and thousands of jihadists now the next Greek creditor deadline May 24 2016 while Greece threatens the European Union with massive amounts of turkeys refugees negotiations are quickly leading to allow turkey into the European Union are you kidding me turkey massive majority Muslim country Islam and Europe has had a challenging history I've got a presentation called the truth about the Crusades if you'd like to know a little bit about what's been going on but they're a bunch of requirements for Turkey to get into the EU and Turkey is saying well we'll get to what Turkey saying in the moment but let's just go to this the study has been done which said that twelve point six million Turks say they will come to the United Kingdom once the EU deal is signed let me back that one up run that past you again because you're gonna be voting soon once the EU deal is signed twelve point six million Turks say they'll come to the UK a lot of them unemployed a lot of them students I don't know that they'll paying a huge amount of taxes now if the United Kingdom does not leave the European Union there's pretty much absolutely nothing that can be done to stop twelve point six million Turks mostly Muslims coming into the United Kingdom for example you know just by the by the crime rate in Turkey way higher than that of the United Kingdom the murder rate in Turkey four times that of Britain so do you like staying home do you miss bars on the window I mean do you like staying home a lot do you like jumping every time a cat walks down the alley of course some people believe if you allow Turkey into the European Union is strong ally and the fight against terrorism in the region blahdy blahdy blah however of course people pouring in of questionable allegiance to various groups know how is this even a question now European Commission first vice-president seats the first one because you need lots of layers of bureaucracy in order to have a free society first price president France Timmerman said quote Turkey has made impressive progress particular in recent weeks on meeting the benchmarks of its visa liberalisation roadmap this is why we are putting a proposal on the table which opens the way for the European Parliament and the member states to decide to lift visa requirements once the benchmarks have been met the European Union and the Turkish government reached a deal March 18th 2016 where all migrants who attempt to enter Europe via via the Aegean Sea including Syrians fleeing war will be sent back to Turkey and accepted so turkey is holding for the moment the refugees the migrants I mean they're not all leave fleeing war and they're being paid very handsomely for this and it is given the menorahs leverage under the agreement turkey received six billion euros because remember pretty much every country in the EU running a massive surplus so they can afford all this stuff right right right turkey received six billion euros assurances of a fast-track to joining the EU and a conditional promise of visa-free travel for its citizens to Europe by the end of June 2016 June June yeah that's the same month you get to vote on the brexit huh makes you think doesn't it EU commissioner for migration Home Affairs and citizenship dimitra's Ephraim appleís quote the Turkish authorities have made remarkable progress since the 18th March GU Turkey summit and we trust Turkey is committing to delivering on all fronts as soon as possible the Commission has decided to put forward a proposal to transfer turkey to the list of fees of free countries of course the Commission will continue to monitor the continuous fulfilling of these criteria yeah of course it will you keep leader Nigel Farage quote this is a huge error of judgment by the European Commission turkey moves a step closer to EU membership and the British electorate move a large step closer to brexit the chaos from the beaches of Greece has evidently moved to the corridors of Brussels the EU has rolled over to the blackmail from Turkey president Erdogan turkey is a country with a terrible human rights record a accused of helping Isis and mistreating minorities it is too big too poor and too different from us and I certainly do not want the UK to be in a political union with Turkey in Turkey ninety seven point eight percent of the population identifies as Muslim and two percent has non-religious a recent Pew poll found that in Turkey thirteen percent believe that government law should strictly follow the teachings of the Quran 37% said laws should follow the values and principles of Islam but not strictly follow and only 36 percent supported the separation of church and state so in Europe I don't know 50 million a hundred million people died during the Protestant fragmentation wars post the breakup of Christendom after Martin Luther nailed his 99 theses to the church door in Wittenberg 50 hundred million people maybe more died to separate the church and state I don't believe in an afterlife but if I did I think they'd come back from the dead and choke you all in your sleep if you hand that victory away you keep migration spokesman Steve Steven wolf MEP on Europe all recently searching for terrorists increase migrant camps quote this action itself is an acknowledgment that Europe is vulnerable to potential terrorists using the migrant trail to enter Europe if it wasn't for the –use free movement of people across Europe this deployment would not have been necessary the Schengen policy which is a foundation of the EU political project has made Europe less secure and left the continent exposed to terrorism security is a central part to the UK brexit debate proper border controls are essential to any security policy only by leaving the EU can we ensure our protection from a borderless Europe you Kipp defence spokesman Mike hokum quote we have heard from both Europe Holland Frontex as well as the National Crime Agency here in the UK that it is open borders and the migrant crisis which has increased the terror risk to the whole of the EU including the UK you kept leader Nigel Farage quote we have an open door to 500 million people across 27 other countries of the European Union and we see net migration now regularly running at over 300,000 every year far higher than the government's target of migration in the tens of thousands with turkey pushing and in fact being encouraged by this government to become a member of the EU the current levels of immigration could go even higher if we vote to remain on June 23rd we can never control our borders but voted to leave will give us back that control this is the most crucial issue of the referendum and it is vital that the leave campaign makes this argument we will have all the economic debates and they are very important but what will win or lose this referendum will be the immigration argument of that I'm absolutely convinced oh and by the way Turkey is threatening to loose the migrants on Europe if Europe doesn't give it visa-free travel all across Europe wherever they want to go including your house so that's just something who you're thinking of getting in bed Oh give us fees if we travel nice little continent you got there Bureau shame is something happened to it oh oh do you hear that I think some of the migrants are getting loose Oh be a real shame if they all got loose and we gave them all boats to come across to Europe good luck with all of that it's a dangerous world people there's a reason you have a wall around your house all right pick up May Day yeah pretty good case but with regards to immigration the government is no idea who's coming into the country they haven't clue a clue when you have a large population from a particular group in your society say Pakistanis when you have a large population of Pakistanis it means more Pakistanis want to come to the United Kingdom because they're already lots of Pakistanis there they go contacts they don't want to go to Poland we're looking at how many Pakistani throw in Poland probably not a lot so of course this is a snowball effect the more you get the more you're gonna get the more you get the more you're gonna get there's a lot wrong with the European Union it's this big giant layer of socialism that like all other government programs produces the exact opposite of what it claims all we're gonna be all about security and it's gonna be free-trade nonsense it has made Europe far less secure it has made Europe baby by taking away local currency it has given it's taken away from countries the ability to devalue their currency if they have overspent and this is one of the reasons why it is crippled you know Greece got to borrow at the rates of Germany and spent like crazy and things kind of went haywire from there so it's a giant massive mess of a problem who's gonna care about you more some local politician who looks you in the eye who grew up around you or some guy in Brussels who doesn't even speak English come on people this is not that hard to figure out it's a layer of communism socialism / fascism that is a complete mess and disaster and is dissolving the historical sustainability of the entire European civilization it is corrupt there are a massive amounts of regulations that even if you don't trade with Europe you still have to obey it's insane you have to retain as a country the ability to decide for yourself the courage that the United Kingdom might have with regards to the brexit with regards to voting to get out of this which is like getting onto a lifeboat early on in the movie Titanic or the actual Titanic you know only with a guy spinning down and dinging is for it off the propeller at the end for God's sakes do it now if England leaves this might be someone getting out it might inspire other countries to reevaluate their addiction to this incredibly bureaucratic socialistic nightmare of the EU it might cause a chain reaction of escape and cause the actual potential survival of European civilization I kind of like European civilization I was born in Southern Ireland I grew up in London England I have visited most play a lot of places in the continent I love Europe I'd love to come back but you all got to get it through your heads that the EU is like the Soviet Union it's not going to work it is a massive so this disaster it needs to be stopped before it is too late there is no magic soil there's no magic pixie dust in the air in England that turns everyone into people who are like the native British it's not there it's not there it takes time to integrate it takes time for people to come to your country and integrate it's not that hard to figure out imagine if you moved to Beijing China how long would it take for you to feel exactly like the people who grew up in Beijing China you probably never would your kids a little bit more their kids a little bit more after a couple of generations maybe everything's hunky-dory but you need to figure that out you can't just keep piling more and more people in and just cross your fingers and hope it's gonna work it's going to do the opposite of working just as all government programs do government immigration right now is a government program it is a disaster it's not a disaster like it's inconvenient it's not a disaster like well there's an odd smells of cooking in the hallway it's a disaster like the entire Western experiment might go down the tubes the entire history civilization and culture of the earth all the way back to ancient Greece ancient Rome multi millennia of development of freedom liberty independence rights for women separation of church and state supreme archit a dedication to science philosophy reason objectivity all might crumble and fall in a dissolute mess of warring perspectives it is time to stop this mad experiment raise the drawbridge and let the people who came to Britain because it is Britain enjoy what they traveled and work so hard to arrive at to live in and to achieve you cannot hand away the fruits heart one heart fought bled and died for by your ancestors the fruits of Liberty you cannot hand them away because you're afraid of being called bad words save yourselves and through that you may save Western civilization itself you you

Freedom of Movement – a Reciprocal Right – Molly Scott Cato MEP

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Molly is interviewed about freedom of movement on BBC Sunday Politics West. She talks about protecting the rights of EU citizens and the economic damage of ‘playing hardball’ on freedom of movement. She also highlights the importance of young people being able to continue to travel, study and work abroad while also acknowledging the skills drain that occurs when young people move from countries in Eastern Europe in search of work.
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well Molly why won't the rest of the EU guarantee that our citizens can stay when we leave do you I think this is a real opportunity that's been missed here because if we'd gone in at the beginning and said well okay we've decided to leave but we're going to protect all EU citizens and who already here and all their rights then the European countries will probably have responded in kind and although we've made it pretty all the statements would have said we're just waiting on the reciprocal arrangement I know what that means em playing hardball because we've made the change we've said we're going to change the condition so we should have made a firm offer at the beginning to protect all EU citizens here and then the same offer would have come back that was very clear and it was – it was clear was it yeah so you had those assurances that they were it was clear from that side I think to reason a statement that those people going to be bargaining chips caused a lot of disappointment let's chat about hardball and you know tough negotiation and upping the ante it's really unhelpful it's actually economically damaging as well now I mean I I've heard today from bournemouth that there's a big drop-off in terms of people applying to language school we're seeing the same with foreign students coming to our universities there's a sense of people not being welcomed and that's really economically damaging because some of our most important service exports are in fact in the field of education on the other hand Mali and people voted to leave and immigration was undoubtedly a big issue in that decision a lot of people feel there are too many immigrants here ok so the question of immigration is very confused and very complicated we're not actually talking about immigration as such here we're talking about freedom of movements it's a reciprocal right so European people can come here and we can go to those cut their countries so it benefited both of us and I think that's what we need to protect that British people especially British young people can still travel and study and work abroad this is the government white paper which I've been been studying so take for example Poland according to the government there are 900,000 about a million poles here but when you look over the page to see her number many Brits there are in Poland it's probably a couple of hundred thousand or so that's why would you want to guarantee their rights because it's not a direct transfer like that say British people often retire to Spain in France they're not necessarily going to Poland whereas Polish bricklayers may want to come here but I think the important point is that these discussions already happening at the European level because actually there's problems cause in Poland if all their young skilled people come here and in the case of Lithuania out of 4 million people 1 million are actually living abroad now and it's all the use for young people so actually the greens and peasant party won the election in Lithuanian tea on this point about trying to bring young people home but free yes free movement is going to be restricted isn't it when we leave there's no doubt about that yes well if we were outside the single market it will but I still think it will be very economically damaging to leave a single market and the question is are people prepared to trade off the loss of their jobs the loss of their income higher prices against restricting immigration and the surveys show they're not prepared to lose anything financially in order to restrict just race

Harjap Singh Bhangal on Sky News talking about Donald Trump Immigration Ban

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UK Immigration Solicitor Harjap Singh Bhangal of Woodland, Rothbury, Jessel Solicitors talks on Sky News about the Donald Trump executive order banning nationals from 7 Muslim countries.

well sir take a look at Weston's executive order in a little bit more detail the seven countries involved a Syria Iraq Iran Sudan Libya Somalia and Yemen US border officials now required for three months to turn away anyone arriving from these countries Syria is slightly different there's an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees mr. Trump mr. site if he believes sufficient changes have been made to justify a reversal anyone with Jill nationality with one of the seven countries such as British Iraqi is bar to a quarter of a million people who were born in Iraq Iran and Somalia have dual British nationality the executive order directly references the 9/11 attacks but none of the 19 plane hijackers came from the countries mr. Trump has banned the ban is only temporary plus the president's executive orders can be overturned if the US Congress passes a bill to oppose it well here it means immigration by Jefferson Bongo in terms of immigration where do we stand now and walk in those people who were concerned that they are in that situation they may have chill nationality try to get over to United States see family members there where did they start um technically they won't be allowed in but they should consult with their embassy before flying from the US Embassy whether they will be allowed in or not and so what this order effectively affects it affects people who have green cards as well and people with spouse visas or marriage visas people with visitor visas so it's like a blanket ban effectively and there's been a rumors this morning that it won't affect your Canadian Nationals now we're not sure as to how true those rumors are or not however the order that was passed it affects jool nationals it affects people who are on visitor visas about visas as long as of people with green cards you might have resided there for ten years and you might just gone for a holiday back to Yemen and you try to get back in and reports that people weren't allowed to board in a place there has been a victory this morning in the course in the federal courts where a judge has said you know what the people in detention and the people you're not letting entry into about 400 people they were that they have to be released and they should be allowed in however that's temporary and a couple of judges have followed it up with judgment saying yes actually you can't detain and not hold people there that's against them also new judicial reviews have worked in that respect however they are temporary and they are pending for next hearings in February it's part of the the fundamental issue here the the real confusion is she said some people have been allowed in the country with green cards some people haven't depends what country you're traveling from and you try to get your connecting flight say if you're traveling battery lights and Kingdom from that an American you have to stop in New York you might not be allowed access into the United States for that reason it's all very very confusing it's very discretionary so it all depends on what immigration officer you get a victory at boarding or you turn up at the airport or an immigration officer wants to let you in or hold your question you need to tell you for further questioning you know if you might decide to send you back in which case you have to have legal advice available there that's why there's a large number of employers who count themselves at the airports and offering free advice helped me to get these people out and putting the judicial reviews and petitions in so we'll hold on this is illegal and you can't just do this you want to say right someone you've let someone order plane or you know mid flight you say something actually but you're not going to let you in but you've let them board a plane so it's very discretionary and we're hoping that immigration officers are going to you that discretion but it's something that's literally just written down on a piece of paper and a pen on its past there's been no real thinking on our consultation behind this so one of the reasons why the federal judge I think Donnelly she said well actually I'm gonna stay this order is because the immigration lawyers who turned up from the government who turned up there say actually we haven't had time to think about illegal repercussions of this because we've been just told here's an order you have to impose it so that's why the judge says well that's the reason why I'm staying this on that you need to go back and rethink this whole thing this is not how it's going to work on how it should work you shouldn't have people detained at airports there's rumors of a fiancee today in handcuffs at 21 your fiance was given a visa to come to the US and she literally in handcuffs and you know her fiance's in tears saying well why she's not a criminal so to treat you think you're not coming in on the base of the nationality that is technically and fundamentally wrong and the rule of law has kicked in you're an immigration lawyer you've been covering immigration firfer for a number of years this is a developing story that's why we're covering is but have you come across anything like this in the time that you've been in aggression not really I mean it wouldn't really happen here and this is a warning shot for people who think here needs to be thought out you can't just change immigration policy overnight and expect it to be implemented that's but you need a structure and a system in place and this is exactly what's happening at otherwise you've only had legal challenges you're going to get protests mass protests at the airport you're not going to be very popular and um I think that's where a lot of the criticism has come from but I keep bands or something which are unheard of hopefully based on countries or nationalities yes this is temporary but however you have to they have to be a transitional period even in this country when immigration laws or always a transitional period be at 28 days and you know you're given enough notice you just can't say right on Friday 7 o'clock as of weather I don't care what your mid flight or whether you have a visa you know or whether you've reached an airport you're not allowed in you have to have you should have said right what the truck should have said they should have said right there's 28 days this is what we're going to impose it starts from this date whoever wants to sort it out or oppose it or legally challenge it there's the timescales but this hasn't happened hence the emergency measures have been taken placement okay Carter thank you fascinating kids we're sharing your thoughts and insights into this


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command center timothy's it will come back to murder imminently Timothy's in York Timothy why do you think they didn't tell the local MPs and council what they were doing oh well I really think that's not a big a big issue at all this whole m26 car park thing and it any divorce it's always going to be messy it was never going to be straightforward really really oh it was going to be really really easy you remember but all the backseat campaigners said it would be really really easy I mean don't make me read you all the quotes again okay but that's not why I voted leave and it's not why any of this free trade agreement we will have to do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history that's um Liam Fox John redwood getting out the EU could be quick and easy the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation that's John redwood his Farage to me Breck's it's easy his Gerald batts and trade relations with the EU could be sorted out in an afternoon over a cup of coffee here's David Davis we can do deals with our trading partners and we can do them quickly I would expect the new Prime Minister on the 9th of September that's 2060 to immediately trigger Johnson everybody is suddenly wrangling about the terrors of the world outside actually there are plenty of people who now think the cost of getting out would be virtually nil in the cost of staying in would be very high Michael Gove we have for years more or less between now and the date of the next election we can easily conclude a new settlement with the EU in that period douglas Carswell I think we could very easily get a better trade deal than we have to negotiate a trade deal and of course it's in the European Union's interest just as it is I'm just pointing out that when you said nobody said it would be easy you were mistaken no I'm not about politicians you know career liars like yourself I mean you're pushing an agenda right ok so you don't think that any of those people you don't think any of those influenced vote you're not a man of the people James you live in a nice area which hasn't had any of the negative effects of globalism of immigration ok so mate we're talking about we're talking about a 20 kilometer bait this it's not my fault is it I've done well and you've done badly why are you taking it out on me talk to me okay let's let's pretend that I'm the most important person in the room and you tell me now how bricks is going to improve your life okay it's a long-term strategy how I see it I want people on lower skilled jobs that is that you prove your life because you've insisted on talking about mine so now I'm interested in how it's going to improve your life Timothy I don't count let's count let me count the ways it's more to do with how I see the world and how I see myself and how I see countries and you how's it going to improve your life then I won't have to deal with all the people huge so you think you think somehow breaks it will involve me retiring and you don't have to deal with me Timothy if you what model radio do you have I don't have a radio I use I use my phone okay on the top the top left of your keypad on your phone if you just turn it off then you don't have to do you why you're globally and why what does your list mean what does globalist mean it means all different people within you know all different countries it means no trade barriers it means no borders it means things right shall we go back so we go back because this is a bit tricky for you obviously so let's go back to how your life is going to improve Timothy my life will improve by not having bloody rude neighbours yes you're incredibly my town changed completely yes what town is that your York so after brexit what are your neighbors going to do well personally I would like to see a lot of the Europeans here that are doing jobs such as labouring warehouse work I'd like to see them go home it's been it's been promised that like it's been told me so they won't it's been promised that they won't so how is your life going to improve it's more than more points on it like the morale point you just made is that we should discriminate against people based upon their origins rather than their conduct all right okay so how would that improve your life what is it that you have been prevented from doing because you're a native I haven't been perfect you know it you're not seeing the point on purpose tell me what the point is the point is that our country has changed a lot since 2004 3 yes and you think for the worse and I know that staff understood that bits the rest your life going to improve my life will improve if our country starts going back to how it was this brexit isn't gonna stop refugees fleeing Syria but how old are you know it isn't because you said you want to go back to how things were when you were young so I'm wondering how old you are now so what year are you thinking was the halcyon days the sort of rose-tinted memories that you have 1983 you're talking about the past I've already talked about the future I asked you how your life was going to improve and you couldn't tell me and you said your life you said your life was going to improve by going back to what it was like when you were a child so we're talking about the past because that's what you want the future to be you can't change horses now so what year are you thinking of when you say I want to go back to that I'd like to go back to the nineties idealities personally which which bit of the nineties all of the 90 so you wanna go back all of the 90s if we remain I'll tell you what the future is on camera that you won't collapse yes that crisis in the South met all of those countries are being terrorized economically by Germany I was there about three months ago why do you think all these countries well hang when were you last in Greece Timothy okay which bit Timothy I was on the island of Corfu you were on a holiday in Greece yes okay and this is your evidence of a country that's collapsing all that's not I'm saying have you not seen the state of all of those countries they they're just not good at all are they they're not on the same standard as ours and they're being held back by Germany why has support for the European Union in all of these countries gone up since the brexit vote do you think according to okay let's try another one then in what ways do you think your life will improve apart from your optimistic belief that there might be fewer foreigners in York entirely that that's why someone else I just don't want to be involved in Europe I don't see myself as just but you just went to it you just went to Corfu for your holiday you can't get much more involved than that you know you voted to stop English people having freedom of movement across 27 X colonies for you Canada but you hated I don't hate it here you just you just you have spent most of this call describing the country and the most negative and pejorative of terms you don't sound like a person who's very happy to because of all the foreigners and what two part apart from the foreigners when when you walk down the street Timothy we need to calm it okay let's just let I'm gonna try again to examine some words that have come out of your mouth when you walk down the street it's terrible it's just terrible but you're not talking about the foreigners what are you talking about for example for example the state of the roads funnily enough so you think the brexit is going to fix potholes with you my guy don't don't have a cup of tea thank you very much for calling I'm sorry you're so cross about everything and I'm sorry you see me as personally representative of all the problems that have rendered your life so unhappy and so unsatisfactory but please trust me when I tell you it's going to get worse it's 1270 the main lesson to be learned after listening to this delightful conversation is that you must have the facts stats information and knowledge on James and immigration memorized you cannot go on to LBC and do this this performance was really bad this here is a case study in how not to interact with the likes of James Sheila iandale this is not how you do it this was embarrassing this is absolutely pathetic I'll be honest I felt so for this guy this is a situation where you need to hang up this guy had to hang up around four or five minutes in even earlier if you want to find out how to actually deal with these LBC idiots please refer to my playlist of my encounters with them you see what I do or what I did is bombard them with facts and stats i intimidate them with my knowledge on the subject what Timothy has done sadly is use feelings over facts and that's a really bad idea so anyway please let me know your thoughts on Timothy was he the worst ever caller to James's show like this like subscribe on subscribe please comments illu sassoon peace

Labour's disarray, Jeremy Corbyn's beard and Owen Smith's glasses | Owen Jones talks back…

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comments like a medieval battle where I'm charged that with people wielding swords who slowly hacked me to death Nicholas Barrett will go in Jones interview Aaron Smith for 45 minutes no Nicholas ah trying to tease new bodies thing yeah actually didn't see Owen Smith and ain't even him for 55 minutes not to help it's because we just didn't keep time it's my fault it should've should've tie myself actually then I got accused of bias for giving Owen Smith 10 more minutes so all I would say is hashtag I cannot win Mary Brody he's much more convincing without the auto' key or scripted pink user is of course talking about Jenny called in the leader of the Labour Party yeah I think when he speaks more naturally he's just chatting conversationally about what he is his values his principles his beliefs then he's a lot more convincing than reading an autocue I think one of the reasons Jenny could win win last year it was there was a backlash amongst a large chunk of the people they voted for Jenny called me at what they saw is slick professionalized politicians who spoke favorably he's known me for years you know and a left-wing right and so on so I wasn't I wasn't exactly Jeremy Paxman II him was I I did not overrule him I did not overrule Derry did you threaten to overrule I took advice on what I could or could not do you threatened I overruled him sir but what the Conservatives do very effectively is they've got message discipline so they repeat key messages over and over again and you will all know that probably off by are the broken society aspiration nation do you trust labour who wrecked our economy clearing up a terrible mess that we inherited let me repeat that to you crippled by Labour's Great Recession and you've got to do the same thing so all I'd say is yeah you know the authenticity is speaking from the heart you know what all the rest is a good thing and equally the Labour leadership does have to have key messages that repeated over and over again because if you don't define yourself you're defined by your enemies same old dead car oh seven Corbin's beard couldn't be any more on point it is a great bit I'd give that solid and a half out of ten by the way this is irrelevant but Jenny Corbin right I mean ever no never you know Eleanor Rigby that song the Beals Eleanor Rigby but if you replace Eleanor Rigby with Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn it will be in your head for hours I promise you mighty democracy hello what a nice honest man who will never be p.m. I presume you don't mean me any labor leader will struggle to become Prime Minister under the current circumstances that's because firstly labor under the last leadership law Scotland 40 out of 41 seats bit careless and Scotland's the heartland of the of the Labour Party in so many ways as well as losing to the SNP votes labour hemorrhage votes to you Kip to the Greens to the Conservatives and when you've got support hemorrhaging lots of different directions that's kind of hard to keep it together Jenny cool beans leadership ratings are very very bad in terms of the polling they became a lot worse after the coup when a chunk of the parliamentary Labour Party thought on moment of national crisis now's the time to launch a coup it's a deflect attention from the Conservatives so the the ratings went blue then but they started from a low level and he's always had the negative personal ratings never had a positive personal rating obviously he inspires a twink of people who come out and are very enthusiastic to rallies people million people watch this is this video-channel people go out the polls are wrong well normally when the polls are on at general elections it's worse the Labour 99 to 2015 both times – Poland is notoriously inaccurate 35% for labour a whole eight percent behind the Conservatives who think the final polls the campaign were pointed labour ahead by 1% it just needs to be instead of sticking our fingers in the Rays go is all fine and they just need to be a strategy to improve those ratings otherwise and always we're finished and the Conservatives proven country for years and we'll just you know I'll keep doing my little videos whinging about things coming up with ideas waste of time just words isn't it just words they means flush I could never elect a man in thick rimmed glasses you talking about Orion Smith though what my Elvis could start like baby keep be a good Prime Minister he's got favoring classes I think actually fancy a pair easy ease hello all about winning power at any cost with this guy principals don't even come into it well actually I don't think that's fair about rinse me and I think actually what it does is sell sure what the Jamie common phenomenon has achieved Owen Smith is talking about policies which normally if a Labour leadership can the neck stood up we'd all be like wow this is amazing look at all these laughing how it is and what that means is we have a settlement now a political settlement within the Labour Party whereby because of the big grassroots movement last year that made Jeremy Corbyn leader Owen Smith now is committing to policies and ideas which were just not on the agenda at all for many many years so that's a success that's a victory shows how things have moved now we can talk about what they in terms of practice you know I mean I mean Smith's talking about another EU referendum I think that will go down like a bucket of sick to be honest with you in large parts of the country Simon Petrovsky hello Simon I will say he seems more policy focused in Corbin his ideas seem more concrete which is a good thing I think actually the one good thing that's really come out of this leadership contest is all sighs now have been forced to develop actual policies I think I think there's been a lack of that in the last few months I think a lack of clear vision a lack of policy setting out in detail what labour would do often it just seems kind of general what she wants you stuff I mean look at this part you know the media will be blamed for that a lot of apology labour pyre you haven't exactly been very supportive so that's not make things easy I either it's just the good thing now there are actual concrete tangible policies utopia opera this interview needs to be with Hodge integrity economist is what should be on the 10 o'clock news but it won't be because the very people who don't want this to happen own the news outlets now you know I was chatting to him because I wanted to make a video which kind of gave an alternative to the way society is run in terms of economics so I gave him questions some of which are here's what the rights say so here's your opportunity to knock it down without me challenging it it's more me doing a video with him so I wouldn't expect that to be in the 10 o'clock news your point about buying stands of course I think yes news is by so exam Paul the missile study by Cardiff University that showed with the BBC six o'clock news was 19 times more widely twin to be a business leader compared to a trade union leader Bank is a very good point they still need to be challenged to scrutinize mostly when I interview people on this it's just have a nice little chat and we've had in Chiang I wasn't there to you know interrogate him Ben Lockley hello this video just made me so sad because things could be done so differently it does also give me some hope there are people out there they want to build a society that works for everyone maybe some Ben cheer up have a grin on your face everything will be fine in the end it's a coin a famous philosopher there were people like pageant rank very clever men and women by the way Joseph Stiglitz Nobel Prize winning colonists professor Mary L knew him as a carto so I got an iPhone and what Mariano Mauser Caltech points out in the entrepreneurial state is if you look it you know what's on the iPhone Siri you know I'm gonna chat with it GPS touchscreen technology and the Internet these are all public sector innovations so you know there were great economist out that we just need to get them together more in order to come up with a coherent alternative and then we need a movement that can present a alternative that resonates with people and that seems credible and coherent easy I'm gonna sort out oh you know we're taking the scenic route in the moment that is for sure but we will get there in the end thanks any comments as ever I think they are you know sort of and compelling activity them know they're rigid so you just keep them coming and look to hear what you think sometimes and subscribe obviously no time

K1 Fiance Visa Eligibility, Costs and Timeline 2018 (THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE APPLYING)

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In this video ill talk about the K1 Fiance Visa eligibility, costs and timeline.

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hi everyone welcome to fiancee visa in this video I'm going to talk about the three most important things I consider that everyone should know when applying for the k1 fiancee visa you should really consider these three things before even applying for the fiancee visa I'm going to talk about the eligibility the costs and the timeline how long it takes for the whole process to be done so let's get straight to it eligibility u.s. citizens who will be getting married to a foreign national in the United States may petition for a k1 visa only the United States citizen can petition for this k1 visa what this means is that American citizen will be the one firing the first form in order for the foreign citizen to come to the United States and for him or her to be able to marry the American citizen both you and your fiancee must be free to marry this means that both of you are unmarried or than any previous marriages have ended through divorce annulment or death pretty straightforward but just remember that you can't apply for the k1 visa if you're still married you must have met your fiancee in person within the last two years prior beginning the k1 visa petition process this goes to all the couples that may be met online – through a website and have never had the opportunity to see each other in person if you haven't done that in the past two years then this k1 visa petition will be denied so you for sure have to like have met your fiancee at least once so the three things are the American files for the petition both of you have to be unmarried and both of you have to like have met each other in the past two years in person in order for the k1 visa petition to be approved now were the cost of filing for the k1 fiancee visa so the cost of filing the the first form the American citizen is going to file is called the i-129f these forms are provided by the USCIS on their website and they're completely free however there is a cost of filing filing costs involve its what it costs for the people to process your petition but the form itself is free but the cost as of today February 2nd 2018 is up five hundred and thirty five US dollars keep in mind that these forms change every now and then depending on the current law so I'll leave a link to the USCIS website so you can check what the latest price filing the form is then after filing and if the petition does get approved then the foreign citizen has to get a medical exam this medical exam has to be done by specialized hospitals approved by the United States consulate in the foreign national country this medical exam Israel is expensive it costs around 300 US dollars and it can cost more depending on the amount of vaccinations the the foreign citizen does not have so the USA government requires all foreign people to be vaccinated before entering and living in the United States so depending on your country these costs vary but they're around three hundred dollars another cost that you should consider are the costs of flying to the consulate in your country I'm talking about the foreign national well why am I talking about this because many of the consulates are not in the main cities of the foreign countries so in my case I was from Mexico City and the consulate were they approved the or were they processed the k1 visa was in a different state not in the city so what I had to do is buy a flight to that state it was a near the border of the United States so I had to buy a flight there 150 dollars and then I fly back an hour $150 so $300 for just the fight in order to attend my interview after my k1 visa petition was was filled and then finally once you file the petition once you get your medical exam and once you fly to the consulate get your interview and have your visa approved then you have to pay for your flight to the US depending on what part of the world you are it's gonna be maybe more maybe less but I rounded it up to $400 so the total cost of the process from start to finish is around 1600 to 1800 u.s. dollars keep that in mind because those costs are only to file and to get the k1 visa obviously once you're in the United States you still have to get married you still have to apply for the green card and those are other costs that add up to the whole situation so just keep that in mind and finally the timeline people always wonder how long it takes from start to finish in order to from filing the petition to get into the u.s. and marrying the fiance so from the time the US citizen filed the petition that means when the US citizen thousand I want when I have it takes around 3 to 4 months for this step of the process to end this takes such a long time because what the US government does is it receives the petition of the US citizen but then that government offices have has to send it to National Visa Center and the National Visa Center had to like send it back to the foreign citizens so all those all those times that it takes to send a petition and the documents to different government offices in the United States take like a long time so three to four months and then once this fourth month ends the US government agency sends the forms the petition and the documents to the consulate and the foreign citizens country and then with a foreign citizen does is it receives the petition not the petition it receives a notification telling him or her to gather the documents that they asked for he needs to get the medical exam and finally needs to schedule the interview at the consulate and all this process takes around two months because the consulates are so busy working on all the visas that there's not that much space or like spots available so it usually takes around like one month to just schedule your interview so what I consider it is from the time the US census documents to the foreign country and then from the foreign country for them to send the forms to the foreign citizen it takes around two months so the total time from filing to get into the US with a k1 fiancee visa approved is around five to seven months I hope this information helps you and if you have any comments please make sure to leave a comment down the video or don't hesitate to send me any more I hope this information helps you and if the k1 visa process is for you then I suggest you start right away thanks for watching and please subscribe

"EU – The Hidden Local Issue"

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This video aims to highlight a sample of just 8 local issues upon which the EU Parliament has usurped the control of central and local government in the UK – often to disastrous effect. Some appear scandalous, others farcical, but all illustrate that the EU is the hidden local issue.

This film was produced by the Europe of Freedom & Democracy Group in the European Parliament. It incorporates EU-critics, eurosceptics and eurorealists. The main goals of the Group are to reject the Treaty establishing a constitution for Europe and to oppose all forms of centralisation.

this is a seat of local government our elected councillors governing at a local level addressing local issues affecting change for the benefit of their constituents yet their power is in reality severely restricted and their hands tied by legislation and directives created far from this council chamber often the outcome of local democracy is influenced more by politicians from 27 European states voting here in the European Parliament people just don't realize the extent to which virtually everybody that works for our local councils spends their lives in acting EU legislation that gets voted through the European Parliament and which of course only countries like us bother to actually put into law this video aims to highlight a sample of just eight local issues upon which the EU parliament has reserves the control of central and local governments in the UK often to disastrous effect some appear scandalous others farcical but all illustrate that the EU is the hidden percolation we start with EU procurement forms that require public bodies that tender for supplies and services to publish those tenders europe-wide not just in the UK this means councils will have to ensure other suppliers from European countries are considered when they intend to purchase anything from new desks to plant and equipment or awarding contracts such as highways maintenance a recent survey by the Local Government Association the membership organisation for council offices revealed the real impact of these EU rules when asked the majority of council officers felt procurement to become more costly and burdensome as a result 50% thought that the directive has not led to more efficient and effective procurement practice 66% stated that the procurement costs and administrative burdens had worsened as a result 69% identified dealing with challenges from unsuccessful bidders as an issue which presents a difficulty to the council's procurement activities it was commonly mentioned that the EU regulations appear to push the balance of power to suppliers and hampers the ability of councils to achieve best value from contracts such fear inevitably leads to cautious risk-averse procurement procedures that stifle innovation and the chance to deliver savings the impact is being felt widely the National Housing Federation estimates that complying with the rules costs housing associations 30 million pounds annually procurement rules are highly bureaucratic extremely expensive reduce our capacity to build new homes and no obvious benefit similarly the chief executive of partnership for schools was damming the e use overly complex bureaucratic processes were so demanding that the project was always likely to hemorrhage money and those at the helm strained to satisfy the exacting procurement standards buses on longer distance routes are now having to stop halfway in order to sidestep EU legislation on driver's hours of work routes more than 31 miles required tachograph to be fitted and their route numbers changed to avoid the law a knock-on effect is that drivers cannot work more than five days a week nor on their rest days due to the cost of fitting the tachograph s– some bus companies have decided to scrap certain rural bus routes for example this has meant the end of weekly bus services to some villages in the yorkshire dales and in Cumbria larger 60-ton lorries will be common on our roads under controversial new plans the 50% heavier and 30% longer super lorries could be introduced to harmonize lorry weights across Europe the proposed one rule for all countries would mean the maximum weights in the UK rising from 44 tonnes to 60 tonnes raising concerns of pollution congestion and of safety locally it will be County and local authorities that will have to pick up the bill for the additional damage to the road networks from lorries that are just too big for the UK the Department for Transport and the government line is that they don't want them and wish to keep the current 44 ton limit but they will have no choice if the draft EU directive is made law post offices play a vital role in keeping communities in live without the post office counter services many rural shops would close the UK government acknowledged this providing subsidies to try to ensure post offices can stay open but our partners in Brussels intervened with a directive that insists that the size of the postal market reserved for national monopolies must be reduced and that the UK government must seek permission before any state aid is granted EU postal service directives forced the British government to open up Britain's postal industry to European businesses such as Deutsche Post to undercut the Royal Mail in the profitable parts of the industry such as business post the results was that the Royal Mail was left with less profitable sectors and now lies stricken in a critical financial state without further support from the UK government closure of local post offices was inevitable to suit two EU directives intended to benefit foreign delivery companies in the next 10 years 3 million new homes need to be built in the Southeast of England alone built to accommodate the unprecedented growth in UK population the largest single factor contributing to the number of new households being formed is net emigration that's a new home for immigrants every six minutes within 20 years that equates to seven additional cities the size of Birmingham but growing pressure to accommodate new households is being felt across the country yet central governments and local councils have little power to influence the consequential level of demand on local services well open-door immigration is having a massive effect on local councils on planning and on house building we have to build hundreds of new homes every single day just to accommodate the increasing population and the pressure on services is massive our schools our hospitals our social services should be for the people of this country not for the whole of Eastern Europe May 2011 saw the introduction of new EU rules to guarantee UK benefits such as unemployment and housing benefits to new EU passport holders some 100,000 people are expected to take advantage of this at a cost of 19 point 7 million pounds a week the government's working at height regulations were introduced in 2005 following another EU directive the practical repercussions are wide reaching for example the use of ladders some councils have banned them across their estate properties for fear of litigation the regulations have been interpreted by some councils and contractors to mean that scaffolding must be used instead one City Council has allegedly banned ladders from being used for even the most menial jobs and the additional contractor charges have soared by 300% to around 1.4 million EU directives dictate that by 2020 around half of UK household waste must be diverted from landfills to encourage us the EU Parliament has imposed an onerous UK landfill tax on local councils for every ton of waste that they sent to landfill councils are desperate to avoid these millions of pounds of landfill penalties and whilst recycling is increasing there are economic benefits in considering waste incinerators an option that is incentivized by the Treasury setting aside 2 billion pounds for grants for waste treatment projects the impact of this EU intervention is being felt by householders council taxes have gone up and refuse collections around many parts of the country have been reduced to once a fortnight but there is worse to come our last subject is the draft energy efficiency directive plan to take effect in 2013 this EU legislation would compel councils to refit council run properties to the highest energy efficiency standards the prospect of trying to upgrade a Victorian Town Hall or sixties Civic venues will make a large proportion of council buildings economically obsolete yet the legislation also applies to new properties the Local Government Association estimates that complying with the legislation will cost councils 50 billion pounds these pounds will only put councils under even more financial pressure at a time that they really don't need it if you add NHS and mo D buildings to the calculation the cost of the taxpayer will be unsustainable and I have great sympathy for councils up and down this country mostly full of people elected with a genuine desire to serve their local communities who find themselves now impotent in local government because all the big decisions and how taken somewhere else these are just a few examples of the blind intervention of the EU Parliament's that have direct consequences at a local level across the UK the impact on councillors is widespread the impact on taxpayers is almost incalculable the hidden cost been felt in nearly every aspect of local government a scandalous failure to get best value for the British taxpayer well don't anybody ever tell you again that Europe is some obscurus you it affects virtually every aspect of our lives both nationally and locally whether it's our Bing collections our local post offices the lorries the drive on our roads everything is affected by EU law you you