tv [untitled] May 31, 2012 10:30am-11:00am EDT
don't don't come. from moscow this is artsy i'm ruler sushi here your headlines now i washington says it's ready to sideline the un and go straight into syria while moscow to block any moves for military intervention at the security council that's as the regime and rebels both blame each other for the escalating violence. the father of poisoned the egg security agent alexander litvinenko believed that exiled russian tycoon boris berezovsky was behind the murder in london a tape with the information has now been sent to predation intelligence. and the island votes on whether to hand over the country's money matters to brussels if the majority decides to say yes to the so-called e.u.
fiscal pact but many fear double and sovereignty will be surrendered as well. and as island decides whether to vote on this treaty up next we sit down with richard boyd barrett an irish politician and anti treaty campaign at this is art say. today i'm talking to richard boyd barrett he's a member of the irish parliament and a leading light in the new campaign on the referendum on the fiscal pact which thanks for talking to us tell us what the fiscal pact is the pact is a european agreement which countries are being asked to sign up to which will compel goldman's to reduce debt and deficit figures by a certain amount per year over a long period of time and what we're concerned about is that in effect big because
of all of the gambling debts of banks and speculators have been put onto the books of the state that this would mean permanent austerity billions worth of colt's every year for at least a decade or more in order to meet the treaty targets and that we believe will do untold damage to the economy which is already very traumatized and impose even more so for working people on the less well off and vulnerable our society who have already been devastated by four years of austerity and talk to me more about that what's to say see economic backdrop against which this referendum is being how well and now we have four hundred fifty thousand people employed we've had two hundred thousand people leave the country because there's no work we've got approximately three quarters of a million people living in poverty about a quarter of a million children living in poverty literally going to bed hungry at night we have public services that have been devastated by austerity cuts imposed by the e.u. i.m.f. over the last four years so really people cannot take much more pain and equally if
this has not done anything to help the economy recover the economy has tipped back into recession and i think if you look at the rest of europe it's clear the austerity policies have also driven the wider your ozone into into recession so we think we have to call a halt to. this policy which is simply not working and which is doing extreme damage if you like to the social and economic fabric of your eye what's the atmosphere like hey we hear from the greeks that this constant pushing for more and more austerity from the government is creating this kind of atmosphere of fear in the country it's the same here yes i think the government's main weapon in trying to get people to vote yes has been fear traits that money won't come out of the a.t.m. is that the be no money to pay pensions and social welfare so there's no positive reasons being given it's just we've got to take this austerity all the wise there will be disaster and in fact we think the disaster is happening already it's clear greece have been if you like the major victims of austerity and now they're
proposing to generalize that austerity model right across europe and it didn't work in greece what makes them think it's going to work in the rest of europe and what's at stake what's accepting and declining the pact actually mean for the irish people well i think if we accept were essentially giving the government a mandate to impose austerity for the next ten or fifteen years if we vote no i think we will be aligning ourselves with a growing movement in europe that we've seen with the french elections with the greek elections recently with the big protest movements developing in spain and portugal and even in germany itself where the opposition are refusing to ratify this treaty and i think we will be aligning ourselves with those forces who are saying austerity hasn't work hasn't worked and that we need to focus on jobs investment financial stimulus and economic growth rather than the failed and describe the policy of austerity how financially integrated is. bank bailouts that kind of thing oh were very deeply intertwined euro for our you know
our biggest trading partners so there's no doubt our phase is linked to the wider european economy but i think there is a battle going on in europe as to whether we follow the merkel is our cozy model of austerity and bailing out banks. or whether we go in a different direction more re prioritize employment protection of public services and economic growth and we're certainly for the latter you seem so sure that the. funding to even if the vote does go against messes proposed by brussels what makes you say well i think there's an implication to europe bales countries in fact what they're doing is bailing out the european financial system that's the reason they're providing assistance and if they perceive a trace to european banks to german french and british banks they will provide funding because otherwise the entire eurozone will collapse so we think it's
a bogus trash to suggest if we vote no they're going to cut off funding because they would be calling off their nose to spite their face almost every major political party is in the yes camp can so many political and economic minds be role governments have signed up have agreed to the treaty but in fact many of those governments are now finding themselves on able to actually get the treason through their parliaments so the dutch government have been unable to get it through their parliament francois hollande is delaying the ratification precisely because he believes on its own it will do more damage to the french economy and now angela merkel cannot even get the fiscal treaty which she wrote effectively through the german parliament because the german opposition are saying it will mean more cults and do damage to the german economy so i think there's a real question mark over whether this treaty can be pushed through and we want to add our ways to the forces in europe that are saying more austerity won't work and that we need
a different approach the yes camp says if the fiscal pact isn't ratified irish people will be subject to haul. for longer it will be more expensive to borrow money on the international markets and there would be no more bailouts surely all of the situations that you would want to avoid no. i don't believe first of all it will be difficult for the austerity to be any worse than how it is being over the last four years we've had twenty four billion euro sucked out of the economy with devastating consequences and the fiscal treaty would require us to take more or less the same amount over the next number of years which can only have the effect of more unemployment more you can all mixed up nation more so for for people so we believe there is an alternative to that and that is to focus instead on investment jobs and growth rather than the continuous policy of bailing out the bondholders of the banks the calls the crisis in the first place was about this idea of it seems that some of what is at stake a is this kind of emotional feeling of nationhood can i lend to forwards to have
that kind of pride at the moment it's well i'd like to put it more in terms of democracy not just for our jim but for europe as a whole than what the fiscal it will do will centralize more power over economic policy into the hands of the only elected european union commission and the european central bank and the european court of justice when really it should be democratically elected representatives both on a national level european level who should dictate policy as the people decide so we don't think we should tie ourselves into a treaty that will essentially enforce a particular economic policy or dogma on people in perpetuity how thought at the moment from the greek situation i think if we continue down the road of austerity we're about a year behind greece in terms of the devastation that is likely to be calls to the economy in our society is so we think it is very very urgent that we call a halt to that and demand both our government and european leaders in the policy of
bailing out banks and paying for it with brutal austerity being imposed on the people when that is doing such obvious and serious damage to the economy and its prospects for recovery on an still dependent financing and. what's an inspections to decide on each new tranche of money that's released that still the referendum results what can be done so. well i mean certainly i don't believe the y m f program is working and i don't believe it's a bailout for the irish people as i said i think it really is a bailout for the french brazier sure of. the people who engage in the reckless speculation that has destroyed the european economy and on extreme damage to our economy so i think we have to strike a different path where we instead put the resources directly into infrastructural projects into enterprise into employment measures that can get people back to work
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the headlines on odyssey washington says it's ready to sideline the un and go straight into syria. to block any moves for military intervention at the security council as the regime and rebels blame each other for escalating violence. in votes on whether to hand over the country's money matters to brussels if the majority decides to say yes to the so-called e.u. fiscal pact but many fear of sovereignty will also be surrounded. by the father of poison to execute he agent alexander litvinenko believes the exiled russian tycoon of boris he was behind his murder in london the tape with the information has not been sent to british investigators. time now for the sporting action with kate.
hello and thank you for joining me the latest court of the fifth there the job and these are the top stories seeds flying six time champion rafael adult follows injury traveled andy murray into the last thirty two on a good day for the top ranked men at the french open. while strength to strength patrick critters are brushing aside their advantage as the wimbledon champion powers into round three in paris maria sharapova is in action later. and third time lucky the russian women's basketball team eighteen to improve on two successive olympic bronze medals by staking a claim for gold at this summer's games in london. but first to the tennis in paris where defending champion rafael nadal has maintained his quest for a record seven french open title as the second seed steamrollered the system in
front was that his down the spaniard saved both break points he failed to drop just four games to a comprehensive victory leaving less than two hours on court while russia's top man because of usually how to work harder but he still progressed after beating dutchman robin haas are also in straight sets and next up for usenet is spain's davidge faire proved too strong for venue out there of france on the muti tolson of takes on another frenchman who now been. well before a lot four seed andy murray overcame a back injury to back to back instead to four two down to the women's locker room and one six six four six one six two. but there was also some joy for the parties and home crowd after local favorite joe wilfried tsonga finished off his rain delayed match against cedric models of germany six two four six six two six one because the way this one ended. was over in the women's draw wimbledon champion patrick river had to the better of poland actually right about six why.
six three the check on the next base rushes and you know. i don't check. and then have an expectation. last season that was great for me and be ready to have a similar result as that last year so i just i noticed this season with the pressure and i think. you know i just would like to improve what i mean main game and be focused on every practice every match. that also is true is fellow former world number one caroline wozniacki the danger coasting past her grave getting bought not so back six one six. while anastasio about to change about last the first set but came back to beat hungary and melinda chink and on next play the czech republic scholars like of all of us who knocked out another russian maria kirilenko while reigning champion no ali of china is up against stephanie what it's got from france and second seed risher after that he says japan's you need lorita. moving on to
football and russia training in switzerland ahead of friday's friendly with italy in zurich the final warm up game for euro two thousand and twelve will head coach dick advocaat is still facing tough choices for the number one position and the attacking line alters guys eagle back in five years and yet just love another day of both proves their match fitness in the previous two friendlies against your guy and if you are near wall alexander going to go off. for a month off the django are all vying for the center forwards last friday's match against jews out of brazil is man comes exactly one week before russia's euro twenty twelve opener against the czech republic in the polish city of about twelve . one elsewhere russia's possible quarterfinal opponents the netherlands beat slovakia to no in russia to get their preparations back on track after saturday's two one zero defeat to bulgaria this time the i knew you were in front of just seven minutes or not the latter was guilty of an own goal as the last off defender failed to clear across by returning barcelona you behave awfully well soon after
the restart rough that came on to replace the struggling playmaker was neither and inspired the hosts for men on the boat first hit the ball from a free kick and swiftly school with the medal in second with fifteen minutes to go the dutch will open their european campaign against denmark on june the ninth after going out to puerto banus because of russia four years ago but by being turned to as one of the favorites by that and therefore most of us. you have a group well the good one grinding the top of. the ranking you can arrange the world very good snow you know that because over the. you know they have the right players. i don't think being even thinking about. two years ago or feeling they just did just ready. well defending champion spain were also victorious in that pronouncement frenchman's between the davis case and russia
south korea for one is switzerland just the strike of an under tories opened with a header off to twelve minutes to chalk up his first international goal in almost a year but don't shun him unleashed a fund of all streetwise to be a sad day for the right however it was all spain off to be interval having less of a combative penalty. santi cazorla netted a no free kick after the war jumped over the ball and substitute a lot i'm going to go completed the four one scoreline from across my father replace him together to solve all the spain face italy in their group see a dance on june tenth. while in another high profile friendly want to football supporters prospects neymar lead a useful brazil side to a comfortable four one win over the usa the twenty year old son does striker open from the penalty spot twelve minutes in before firing in a corner set up to go silva through the first time. hokies gomes nor did it to cool one bank for the usa just before the interval. but then never spectacularly
provided for brazil's third as marcello made it three one in the second. before turning provider himself some seduce alexanderplatz latching on to the end marcello's cross in the dying minutes so a straightforward win for brazil at the base of the most a class for the usa. if it were a euro teams or whatever notice you're certainly going to have teams over areas are going to push the store limits and you know we through our word seem that we can play against the big boys know and compete not only just be out there on the field so this gives a good force you know is a big big environment. and we need these games going forward. now into basketball and miami have taken a tuna lead in the best of seven eastern conference finals after beating boston one hundred fifteen points two hundred eleven in overtime the match was tied at ninety nine points apiece in regular time and the celtics rage on the wrong day went on to
play the entire game scoring all twelve of boston's overtime points to going to it with a career high forty four of his own last ten assists and eight rebounds however it wasn't enough to beat the heat as le bron james scored thirty four were two and wade adding twenty three as miami that a two no lead to boston. it was grueling. you know exhausting you know you know we put a lot of effort into come back. again you know us a lot of credit for doing it but we should never dig so deep of a hoe but give them credit you know they play very were early on it was on the tag rondo was really on attack he played on believable game so we deal we had to do to get away. finally staying with basketball and with just on the team wants to go before their opening game at the london olympics the russian women's team are aiming to go at least one better than two previous bronze medal finishes and these games come in a year with special historical significance i told her they answer of course. since russia started to participate in their lympics as an independent state it has never
tasted victory in either the manse for women's competitions but twenty twelfth represents two poignant anniversaries for two major victories in soviet basketball in nineteen seventy two the men's team claimed their first ever olympic gold in munich in a dramatic final against the americans while two decades later in one thousand nine hundred ninety two they women's unified team celebrated one of their big triumphs in barcelona by defeating china in the decider and so ahead of the upcoming london games one of russia's leading players hold our attention admits even today it's hard to underestimate dos achievements that's the something to be honest when you stand on such great plays and feel that passion about this game it truly makes you understand how important such a victory could be for the country and it's also great to hear them wishing the best for us in an atmosphere like that however besides follow in the countries victorious footsteps of the rain in european champions aiming high in their own
right at the olympics their performance at the athens and beijing games and russia two consecutive bronze medals and this year very sokolowski steam will definitely be looking for medals of higher value oh man goal is a victory a victory of the chiefs. for limpy games for our team. it must be. for second place to achieve these goals the coaching staff would have to pick twelve players out of the twenty two that were called up for the nash. cool that the absence of some of the team's long till leaders likes with. all merriest upon a through injury may seen you tell and step in on the trickle is one such player willing to become one of the lucky dozen cooler present russia in london in just under two months time and the twenty seven year old beliefs everyone has
a chance to make the team you know i believe that this year. less people are guaranteed a place out believe that the years before there has been seven or eight place almost guaranteed you know unless they get into something they don't go but they always good to see ya believe it's going to be a hard decision for the poles inspired by the glorious results of previous generations and hungry for success so their role in the russian team now heads into seven weeks of training and if their physical strength and texaco skills could be joined by a little bit of luck the country's basketball history may acquire another distinguished chapter. artsy moscow. that's all this wolf and i'll be back another update i'm just on the terrace things don't work and.