tv Dateline London BBC News September 30, 2018 11:30am-12:02pm BST
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to dateline london. i'm jane hill. it is party conference season here in britain. to the conservatives'. the nominee for the supreme court in the us. with me today, stephanie baker, senior writer at bloomberg news. and many years at le monde as well. the british commentator alex deane is with us and eunice goes. a warm welcome to all of you.
in the green economy. delegates also voted to keep options open when it comes to brexit. i think that what was decided anyway. compared to the year before. about to meet in birmingham? in againjust before curtain up. lets take time to discuss labour as well first of all. the conference that has been and gone. mark, we might have renationalised railways in the uk. some of us are old enough to remember. it didn't work, british rail were as bad as the one today. more power to the unions and so forth and so on. investment. the problem is, how do you finance that? for the future of this country but how do you finance it? if you stop austerity, you have to
increase tax. by taxing them. labour will say those plans are there, in the manifesto. yes but british public opinion wants a cost. spend, like in 1983. to a resounding defeat. so i think the plan is good but the financing is not there. the postal service. to compel companies to give 10% of their value to their workers.
companies over a certain size, i think. let's think about international investment. in the uk or country a, b and c? of course it makes investment in our country less likely. even the threat of it makes it less likely, let alone doing it. it would cripple british business. would it, stephanie? i would say i would agree. it's been thought up in a vacuum, almost. react in the same way. they wouldn't, for instance, cut dividends. it is really a back door tax on companies and why not do it? for instance, there are
other ways to doing that. in the uk and perhaps thinking of delisting and going elsewhere. start from the point of what businesses want? of what businesses want? let's talk about real people who are seeing wages stagnate. for many years. the rails are being run. the way that people are being ripped off by utilities.
from electricity, gas and water and so on. it is also an idea that the british voter no longer buys. made about how the top do not pay sufficient tax. they do not invest sufficiently in their companies. science, innovation and so on. is a bit of a payback. to fund welfare reform. they were extremely popular, those ideas, and effective. shares and give them to their workers. your response was to
defend denationalisation. i put them in perspective. talking about letter a and you addressed b. more likely to make businesses leave the uk? possibly. i don't know. i think the proposals are not sufficiently detailed. there is four years ahead to the next election. this is a conversation. is that the best way to spend money? way to spend the money? would it be better to spend on infrastructure? we already invest in infrastructure. that is owned by the private sector, the infrastructure.
time to call bluff. let's park that for now. programme discussing that. are about to meet in birmingham. marc, how do you view the week ahead? deliberately timed. how do you view the prospects? and to have an agreement with the soviet union. laughter. i mean european union! freudian slip. you were closer than you thought! sorry about that! to deliver that and she has this argument, it is me orjeremy corbyn.
there is no parliamentary majority for either. bill, £39 billion. uncertain future and there is a true question... there is no other choice for britain. britain wants to leave. arrogance of the devolution of grandeur. britain is not prepared, britain is divided and europe is united. do you think macron would have signed up? he said he does not want blind brexit. will he relent on that? the only way could be stopped by macron. macron and europeans have a deal in hand. what will theresa may say? only one of us has got a book out about britain's success.
—— about how brexit is a success. well, you can't go half, you are a brexiteer now. no, i am not. that brexit is going to happen. there has been a kind of change. a set piece and the action was on the fringes. at the centre was a stage upon which things were played out. were real policy arguments. for the speech to go right. really is crunch time. especially given how last year went. control of the hall. there was all of this energy and basically momentum won. the sea of palestinian flags and the conference hall was
united. we want to know what theresa may has to do in her conference speech now. is her option, as stephanie outlined, what will she say? poulter theresa may in the tory party. —— of good will. she needs a very low bar. around her, she needs not to be handed a p45. she will still have to say something about brexit. she will say something about the chequers agreement. god bless her, she has really stuck to her guns. i think people will look back and see her resilience. of the brexit debate. taken that position, one side or the other. but any other person would have had one of those wings over balancing. she has pulled it off. pulled what off? what are we getting towards?
we have an eu summit in october. and in november. to the chequers agreement. of another referendum. that is the biggest danger. this agreement or the norway agreement. the process still gets stymied. we have less than six months to go... what is wrong with a second vote? i want eunice to come in. eunice, your thoughts... she is quite isolated. she has shown incredible resilience and stood her ground. she has the party behind her, the members and voters are behind her. even though she is in a weak position.
than the one she will negotiate. will let us through march. what kind of relationship it wants with the european union. discussing britain since 2010. this has dominated so many european summits. it has to stop. britain has to choose what kind of relationship... yourfinal point, marc. the europeans have other problems than brexit. migration reform, eastern europe. to be frank the brexit agreement will be easy to
do. the europeans don't want to have that as another problem. stock in one week's time. let's turn our attention to the us. questioned president trump's nominee to the supreme court. of three women who have accused brett kavanaugh of sexual assault. in his questioning that followed. to the testimonies was stark. stephanie, as we go to air, it looks like we have a one—week delay. there will be some sort of fbi investigation. days on capitol hill were really unedifying. for everybody who watched that.
dramatically, i think they have dropped about 18%. resonance with them ? will that be the ultimate decision? they're worried about how this will play out in the midterms. because they are so disgusted with what happened. it all rang too true. it sounded right. with a story like this. she has no motivation. it has come at a tremendous personal cost. she is dead certain it was him. that was an unbecoming demeanour for a supreme court justice.
—— saying that that was. particularly one question to a female senator. he said, "do you have a drinking problem? than a supreme courtjustice. are keen to remind us. somebody is innocent until proven guilty, whatever the charge? i do. because don't you believe in the presumption of innocence? well, i don't think you can get to the bottom of this in a week. eight times he was offered, why not get the fbi to investigate? if there is nothing to this, why doesn't he want to clear his name? that is proper due process, to have a proper investigation.
why is he worried about it? that is remarkable, to say this is proper due process. would have made more sense, given the allegations. she did not want her letter released... i completely understand her position. she had control over it. she had no problem with the way they are... you think she released it? the suggestion is the democrats leaked it. denied her office was involved in the leak... crosstalk. wait, wait. marc, briefly. with a rape accusation hovering over him. you know, the wife of caesar has to be above suspicion. this is the supreme court.
he had to withdraw. it's an appointment for life. were launched against dr ford were very undignified. the optics of that vote were absolutely terrible. this was gilead. this was an image out of gilead, and we are in 2018. scary. the presumption of innocence. why is dr ford not also given that? she is not being accused of something. she is. she is being accused of lying. she is being accused of having an ulterior motive.
through a proper investigation, and we can come to... crosstalk. process would be to have a very, very long stay. there is no harm done. you don't need to have this newjustice in place immediately. then it totally clears the air and it's a proper process. through before january. there's no need to rush this. marc, that is... of being a rapist on the supreme court.
and he has been a finejustice. he was terrible. that is questionable. he was a conservative bigot. so many people have been watching and why this is so significant. the point is, obviously, it is a presidential nominee. that's how the system works. brett kavanaugh or somebody else. between conservative and liberal, through a number of decisions. majority for decades to come.
until they get somebody more to the left? neil gorsuch was confirmed and there was none of this. but now, on your basis, we are going to see this work. of some democratic conspiracy. on thursday he ripped into the democratic party... untrue things about you? he was saying it was a hitjob. questions his ability to rule impartially. what went on on capitol hill, what went through your mind? and liberal, but i agree completely with stephanie. with such importance in the social domain, you know?
like abortion. yes, that is a distinction. it is a big distinction. i can put it, if he did it or not, a suspicion of rape above his head. but at least one who is clean. once this allegation is made? —— which we apparently must believe. it must be believed, than the person is finished? have the fbi, he should say, i want the fbi to look at this. will prove my innocence. christine blasey ford has said she wants an fbi investigation. why is he so resistant?
matters so much. well, because of the reasons stephanie already mentioned. it is an extremely important position. it is a position for a very long time. in the united states. it is a very long period of time. is about to represent, it doesn't look good. so you must be serene about these things. would you be? i'm not sure any of us would be. of the united states. this is the point. on dateline london this week. plenty more to discuss at the same time next week. join us if you can. have a good week. goodbye.
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