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i didn't know if he did but she was. sure you know. donald trump and bank shares are wrong at syria and north korea in his speech at the u.n. general assembly but its overall tone and sounds remarkably similar as the speech itself is pretty fit. in america we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone i do not think that america can or should impose our system of government on the other corrupt. spanish government declared the defacto state of emergency in council lonia as it tries to stifle dissent and have an illegal independence referendum in the region. mother.
i'm asking you do you want the senate to change section two thirds of the u.s. senate holds a hearing on a bill to root online sex trafficking but some technology companies are opposed to arguing they shouldn't be liable for user's concerns. that it is also a international broadcasting to you live from the russian capital i mean karen thank you for joining us this. well donald trump asked to live in his first address to the u.n. general assembly however much of his rhetoric seems with mo company reminiscent of what his predecessors used to say a new correspondent caleb maupin look at this some of the new president's remarks troppo opened up his debut in the green marble hall of the united nations with some of his signature rhetoric which many people argue got him elected as president of
the united states i will always put america first but from putting national interests first this speech quickly moved to a globalist agenda with a list of condemnations of other governments rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity trump lashed out at the syrian government reiterating claims that damascus has used chemical weapons the actions of the criminal regime of bashar al assad including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens even innocent children shock the conscience of every decent person trying to threaten to destroy north korea right prompting a walkout from the country's ambassador the united states has great strength and
patients but if it is forced to defend itself for itself we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea and then trump lashed out at iran branding the country a rogue state it is time for the entire world to join us in demanding the veterans government and its pursuit of death and destruction donald trump speech ended up being a sort of call for countries around the world to confront those who quote threaten us with chaos turmoil and terror namely three countries iran syria and north korea two of which were named as the axis of evil by previous us president george w. bush but we know their true nature. north korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction. while starving its citizens. iran aggressively pursue these weapons and exports terror while an unelected few repressed the iranian people's hope for freedom so much for trust
election promises offering a new approach to world politics focusing on america's national interests and not being the policeman of the world cable mop and r t new york. and george w. bush is not the only president whose rhetoric was similar to trump at times the me president even sounded like his party opponent and pray to barack obama in america we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone i do not think that america can or should impose our system of government on other couples. in remote corners of the world citizens are demanding respect for the dignity of all people a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful earth. we will fight together we must work together to sacrifice together i believe we must do better to gather and stand together for peace all of us can be
coworkers with god the almighty god who made us all. well as our correspondent mentioned earlier trump lashed out at north korea syria and iran in his address to wrong as foreign minister has already reacted branding trump's remarks shameless and ignorance despite iran's compliance with the nuclear nonproliferation deal signed in two thousand and fifteen washington has been escalating tensions with the country but trump administration views the deal as unfair and in july announced new sanctions against iran just a week later congress passed a bill to impose fresh sanctions against the country washington's ally president macron of france's nonetheless defended the deal from the same podium where trump lashed out at iran. i would like to defend the nuclear agreement with iran are a gauge went on nonproliferation allowed us to work out on the fourteenth of july
two thousand and fifteen a solid robust and verifiable agreement that enables us to ensure that iran does not obtain nuclear weapons renouncing it would be a great era this could apply to north korea to immediately dialogue control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons this is the only way forward however u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson said washington needs its europe a we were paying allies to make the case to iran that the deal has to be quote revisited this is how rainier's have reacted to trump's latest harsh remarks about the country well you know the un says iran is complying with the green light all european countries and russia see this saying the only country that claims otherwise is the us. people need to stand together giving in to america would achieve nothing it would make matters worse than they are now. we're not afraid and we have never been since the beginning. we have been under sanctions for four
decades and the people of iran are certainly not afraid now in fact sanctions have made iran more independent in many fields we discussed the potential consequences of washington's pressure on iran with former cia officer jack rice as well as to iran based political analyst liable list of the cost. unfortunately we have to realize it's the p five plus one everybody agreed not just the brits and the french the russians the chinese the americans if we pull out of this it's the entire world will be looking at the united states i agree that there are limitations and problems in fact you could expand upon this and it needs to be but to walk away from this deal in itself would be a huge error at this point. has many components of power including its nuclear industry missile power and regional prisons and military clout and influence in the region what they mean in washington is to wear off these
components of power once they do so iran would be a very easy target like iraq at the time of saddam hussein. would mean. fundamental violation of the nuclear deal and iranian officials including the supreme leader they have all warned that iran would give them a very tough response. catalonia as leader has a special thirtieth for imposing what he called a defacto state of emergency to prevent an independence referendum in the region which is set for october the first the catalonian government has been subjected to coordinated aggression from the police force of the spanish interior ministry the move comes after spanish police arrested twelve officials in total including catalonia as junior economy minister after a search for documents related to the referendum it happened as hundreds of locals gathered to stage a protest in front of the economy department. raids were also carried out in
fifteen locations around the town of to rona the move comes after a probe was opened against catalonia is president for backing the vote. as possible and strive to block the referendum thirty seven catalan as he would voiced support for the. coming votes have been issued court summons and a criminal probe on top of that more than seven hundred of them as with the russians with the rest of last week we spoke to the met at the council on me is the policy who says people have been surprised by the actions of the authorities today and the thousand and seven do you. see police forces going off the ballot boxes and you know the ballot papers yeah it's something. very very strange and something out of step though i think many people out of a maze reaction of spanish started to use. surprise.
the follies the judge is putting so much pressure this is not a movement only led by some politicians but someone that this is a movement by their self. free citizens that's what makes isis romney's strong support by the see. not want to stand out or at least they don't want to see this by the see these this reality. the spanish government slams the referendum as illegal. thank you. thank you. thank you.
thank. you in . two more people have been arrested in connection with friday's attack on the london underground stations of possible station of parsons green five a now in custody in relation to the assault for the searches are still being conducted by police but it comes after a shock for ports on cheese day claimed jihad just propaganda online gets more clicks in the u.k. than anywhere else in europe only four countries turkey the us saudi arabia and iraq have more let's discuss this further now this for us live to our guest political commentator john why is it good to have you on the program mr white now as you can as we said the u.k. is right at the very top of this list do you think the results of this survey a surprise to people. no i don't think that results of this over
will be any surprise to people living in the u.k. . the most worrying an obvious conclusion to be drawn from the revelations published in the report is that there is a bigger market in the u.k. for this type of material than anywhere else due to a growing radicalization of a section of the muslim community in the u.k. and this conclusion tends to be supported by the fact that we've had four jihadi inspired terrorist attacks in the u.k. and twenty seven thousand know us one off which was only a few days ago so not be says no i don't think anybody will be surprised with these revelations that we will of course be very very concerned and i want to say about the all thorazine that face to tackle the problem of online extremism. well we obviously don't know the details of what the authorities are doing to confront this aspect of the struggle against this minister threatens everybody in
the world certainly in europe and in the west but what we do know is that this is going to be a more and more important front in the struggle as the physical presence of isis to dash in the middle east draws to a cause with regards to the conflict this ongoing and so this will be increasingly an important front in the struggle and the authorities clearly will have to up their game because whatever they're doing to combat this level it's clearly not reaping the kind of results that people would like to see and expect to see what if this does that lead to more regulation online there's always going to be those people who are opposed it's inaugurate that this is a clamp down on free speech. well there's always that difference between free speech and the speech and this kind of material clearly conforms to the latter rather than the former and i don't think the naysayers when it comes to policing the internet at this level. much traction given the number of jihadi style
attacks that we've suffered in the u.k. and given the importance of clamping down on us because all of us are under threat from these attacks that can happen anywhere the equal opportunities menace regardless of who for the you're a muslim or non muslim religious or whatever these attacks are taking place with alarming frequency in the u.k. and measures must be taken of course that are dangers involved in policing the internet we know that but i think at this stage the balance must be on the side of security at the expense of liberty and as political commentator john white thank you mr white so it's good to get your take on the story. the top british food cost has been flagged for a hugely embarrassing mistake in its illustration of this rather sensitive story and to see a check and explains the russian embassy here in the u.k. had some questions for the b.b.c. following an article that seemed to long together online jihad is propaganda and
what appeared to be the russian flag specifically in an article they published on their website the b.b.c. had used an image depicting the same colors as the russian flag which is white blue and red and to this the russian embassy in the u.k. had tweeted saying hey b.b.c. what does the russian flag have to do with online jihad is propaganda in u.k. change your graphic designer or your photo bag now the official twitter account of the b.b.c. did not react to this tweet however they did change the picture on in the article which now depicts isis militants and isis flags but it has to be said that this is far from the first time when the russian embassy twitter account sort of chases the british press specifically one example comes to mind when they had commented on a times article that talked about quote cyrillic language which probably meant cyrillic alphabet and another example we've seen a case where the mirror had used images from a tree. russian pancake festival in what they presented to be an exclusive
investigation into russian football hooligans and so certainly this is not to the first time and it probably won't be the last but we've reached out to the b.b.c. for a comment on this that the organization told as it used to stalk image of computer coding which was later changed to and see all bets reflection off the story while still to come technology companies speak out against the new builds a combat sex trafficking find out why why after this short break. what politicians do you suppose to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express an injury. or some want to be rich. to do right to be this is what. three of the people. interested
bill designed to tackle online sex trafficking if approved it would allow legal action against platforms and services that host illicit content or tech firms want it's a step towards undermining free speech online but critics point out the corporations seem to have no such concerns when it comes to delete in fake news or hate speech artists amerikana explains silicon valley and congress are now clashing over the issue of online human trafficking u.s. lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they fail to combat the problem internet giants such as google facebook and twitter have opposed the bill saying it would undermine free speech the bill also jeopardizes bedrock principles of a free nope an internet with serious economy can speech implications well beyond its intended school the mother of a deceased victim of human trafficking sees this issue quite differently my name is yvonne ambrose. the mother of two plates.
i'm asking you but you want to change section to thirty and support the bipartisan legislation to stop enabling sex traffickers act not only for my baby but for the protection of yours and others yvonne ambrose says her sixteen year old daughter was killed after she was advertised for sex on back page an online classified ad service ambrose wants to hold the website responsible but back page denies this saying they did not advertise her child for years however the company has been accused of allowing its users to post classified ads of prostitutes some even under age according to the national center for missing and exploited children the majority of its child sex trafficking cases involve on back page so why not just close the site well under u.s. law internet providers are not liable for user content no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speak of any
information provided by another information content provider now tech giants don't want to change the law and don't want to take responsibility either but when it comes to limiting speech however they are more than ready to take responsibility our system relies on people in the community being able to reach out and tell us what they think is offensive and then we stuff teams of people hundreds of people around the world to be able to go look into those claims and follow the guidelines to take down the content. that we still as hate speech airport into those also use last year facebook twitter microsoft and you tube announced a code of conduct pledging to remove online hate speech within twenty four hours google and facebook launch a fact checking algorithm that labels news as fake if it fails to pass an independent audit and in august you tube a candy monetizing videos that they deem extremist it seems as if these i.t. giants have no problem restricting user content themselves but quickly draw
a line when the government tries to do so now is this a picket. choose approach or are tech giants correct in trying to prevent government censorship even if they're guilty of censoring content themselves samir khan r. t. washington d.c. tech giants claimed the broad language of the bill would make it counterproductive and lead to the suppression of free speech but political satirist on the horowitz believes their fears are purely motivated through fear is about profits. there's a group think among all these high tech companies and there are certain political ideologies mainstream ideologies which which are forbidden almost sometimes on their website they're trying to make sure that their political perspective is the one that's dominant on their platforms and that other ideologies other ideas other thoughts are really trying to be shunted to the side and it's quite scary what that means to our democracy this is all about liability this is all about being protected from lawsuits these big i.t.
companies don't want some old creepy guy name ronnie you know going about his dirty business and then being sued because of it because the apps to post something on facebook or you tube would have you but this whole argument is all about money and avoid being sued so that's really what is the heart of this issue here. two hundred and seventeen people are confirmed dead after a massive earthquake hit central mexico they have percentage of the seven point one quake was in the state of pueblo eighteen miles southeast of mexico city traumas all leading to trying to be some distance away from the epicenter twenty children died in the capital when a primary school collapsed survivors and emergency workers they're joining forces to try and save people trapped under rubble.
meanwhile just have a week of the hurricane devastated the caribbean and southern parts of the u.s. hurricane move is sweeping a similar destructive path consecrate five winds of blasting through puerto rico with florida bracing for another haze merino point nine has the details. according to the national hurricane center's five pm advisory maria remains a category five packing sustained winds of one hundred sixty. five miles per hour president trump declared a state of emergency for puerto rico which authorizes the department of homeland security and fema to coordinate all disaster relief efforts now three people died when irma when hurricane earl mother passed a law that puerto rico two weeks ago this hurricane. is expected to pass directly through the u.s. territory so obviously a lot of people you know hoping for the best bracing for the worst what if it gets tell us what you think about today's stories by following us on facebook and
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time lindsay francis is the boss broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight the united nations general assembly is underway we take you there with reactions to the ceiling words from president donald trump aimed right at north korea and french president emanuel macron is in hot water as he pushes forward massive reform to france's labor laws to the protests also my guest former u.s. trade commissioner bart chilton breaks down what we might expect from the federal
reserve's open market committee meeting and what it's pronouncements mean for you and from the stand by starts right now. the united states is running the highest trade deficit in more than eight years according to the commerce department it's eight point five percent jumping to one hundred twenty three point one billion dollars that's up from a first quarter results of one hundred thirteen and a half billion it was the biggest deficit since the fourth quarter of two thousand and eight this is the broadest measure of u.s. trade and reflects in parts a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies included in this metric is
goods and services investment flows and other payments between the united states and the world though exports are getting a lift from a pick up in global growth and a drop in the value of the u.s. dollar against other currencies weaker dollar makes american products more competitive on foreign markets. and over to new york now where. didn't trump made the debut on the united stations world stage during his speech he blasted the north korea government and called out other countries by name artists trinity chavez breaks down some of the biggest moments of the speech. today was a very big moment at the u.n. general assembly especially for president donald trump he took his turn on the world stage for the very first time he spoke a little over forty minutes and while the theme of the speech was patriotism and national sovereignty he used this opportunity to send a very powerful message to north korea and its leader kim jong own who he calls rocket man the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to
defend itself words. we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korean rocket. is on a suicide mission for him so and for his regime the united states is ready willing and able but hopefully this will not be notices that's what the united nations is all about. that's what the united nations is for let's see how they do trump who has previously warned of quote fire and fury if young and does not back down claim that quote no one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well being of their own people and the depression for team in north korea he said it is time for north korea to realize that the denuclearization is the only acceptable future he also saying china and russia for
joining the bow to impose new sanctions on north korea another big moment was when trump said the iranian government is that quote economically depleted rogue state whose chief export is violence the arena government masks and corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy it has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are vile bloodshed and chaos the longest suffering victims of iran's leaders are in fact its own people trump said the world can't allow the quote murderous regime to continue its destabilizing activities and that its government must quote stop supporting terrorists begin serving its own people and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors at one point he also knocked the twenty fifteen nuclear deal with iran by calling it an embarrassment
meanwhile trump also used this time to call out other countries including venezuela the venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing their democratic institutions are being destroyed this situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch as a responsible neighbor and friend we. have a go. that goal is to help them regain their freedom recover their country. or their democracy the president added that the u.s. is prepared to take further action at the dentist walen government first this reporting in new york trinity chavez r.t. . trinity chavez joins us now live from new york trying to be on top of these threats trump has also talked about adding muscle to the military tell us more about that. that's right lindsey the u.s.
senate passed its version of a seven hundred billion dollar defense policy bill on monday backing the president's call for a bigger stronger military and said today at the u.n. that soon our military will be the strongest it's ever been the twelve hundred page bill also includes a wide range of provisions that include a two percent military pay raise and an eight point five billion dollars to strengthen the missile defense as north korea conducts nuclear ballistic missile tests. thank you very much trying to charge us for us at their new york thank you. well the federal reserve's open markets committee is meeting today and tomorrow so what do we expect when they make policy pronouncements morrow let's bring in former u.s. treasury questioner part shelton barr to help us break it down for us look at the future what do we think what do we think of these analysts they suggest there will not be any interest rate hike increase tomorrow but might they take some sort of
action we can expect. i think what they're probably going to do is announce some sort of getting rid of their big portfolio of four point five trillion dollars in u.s. securities these are securities that they bought in the wake of two thousand and eight after they had reduced interest rates in order to provide liquidity and some stimulus trying to fuel inject the economy which it did the recession could have even been worse but now they've got to get rid of those so they have to be careful in how they do it but we could probably expect them to at least lay out how they're going to go about that and hopefully it will take place without any big impact the market moves all right let's talk about those market moves given things like the record stock in recent days and other positive metrics we've seen which key data points well they these members actually be looking at. now and in the future to
make their policy determinations. well you're right they will be looking at markets and as you've covered me we keep seeing record highs today we saw the dow jones industrial average hit the forty first record high of the year and markets are up twelve plus percentage point on the year we also saw a high close the s. and p. five hundred today a high close for nasdaq so markets are looking pretty powerful but i think they'll also look at g.d.p. growth you know it was slacking in the first quarter at one point two percent the second quarter up positive at three percent but whether or not that will continue as the president and his economic advisers say will remains to be seen particularly in light of the hurricanes some smaller things that i think they'll look at lindsay have a look at housing and new housing numbers just came out today second month in
a row where housing starts are down but optimistically housing permits are up particularly for multifamily housing up nineteen point six percent also look at autos which have taken a beating in the last eight months those are down we saw that that comes off of a high by the way up to the last eight months is high before that so it's not all that bad although the automakers by and large are taking a hit particularly feel chrysler who was down nine percent in august and then they just had an announcement today a recall of a bunch of ram trucks because they might catch on fire good thing to get those vehicles back in and i think those are the sort of key things they'll be looking at and but by and large the economy as you report all the time lindsay pretty positive and things are going well i don't see any major melt. downs occurring and i don't
think the monetary policy the fed embarks upon whatever they announce tomorrow should impact the economy ok let's turn to geopolitics now in a seemingly more and more uncertain world we've seen president trump at the u.n. this week amid increased tensions with north korea increased military budget and he is using to back up those threats how are those things considered by the f.l.n. say. well they do look at them but you know like a lot of these things lindsey that. tweet to the president tree tweets it's tough to get a handle on really where he is i mean is he you know teleprompter trump or is he unbridled off the cuff the guy with is a thumb's on the tweeting buttons so it remains to be seen how they'll look at it but by and large i think they take what he's been clued in the comments that you're just covering about rocket man on a suicide mission and totally destroyed north korea i think they look at those
things or take those things with not just a grain but perhaps a shovel full of salt all right let's talk about domestic policy is now trump has joined the democrats i know you called for this by the way to have our government shutdown pass an extension of the debt ceiling provide the hurricane disaster assistance everyone was waiting for now there's another potential jail time across i'm doc of the children who have arrived in the u.s. with their parents is this also possibly increased cooperation on capitol hill part of the f.o. emcees calculus. i think so lindsey they will look at that and particularly with regard to whether or not the debt ceiling needs political attention which it will sometime at the beginning of the year you know they passed an essentially an open ended checkbook on the debt ceiling and whatever the debt ceiling is whatever that level is nineteen point whatever trillion it will be on december eighth which is when the bill runs out they'll have that. but then the treasury will have
a couple of months to figure out how they're going to pay for it before they come to congress on the other hand the continuing resolution that's the funding the government that remains to be seen whether or not there is going to be some shenanigans at the end of the road when whether or not the government will actually shut down again after december eight right waiting for december eighth so with all of this what should we expect tomorrow and going forward. so on the on the fed i think we're going to go ahead and see no rate increases maybe in december unless they shut the december shut the government down in december eighth the meeting is on the i think twelfth and thirteenth the fed meeting and i do think there will be some tapering getting rid of this portfolio all these trillions of dollars in government bonds etc. and former u.s. trading commission are thank you so much for joining us on this. thanks lindsay.
time now for a quick break stick around though because when we get back the opioid crisis is causing financial panic in small town america the race is on to get it in front of the addiction epidemic and save lives on tight budgets also economist steve keen gives us a look at what french president emanuel mccombs faces as he pushes for labor law changes as we go to break feel the numbers because. well you know they were kind of adopted because we were called pirates long. been there in the small boats next you don't harp on ships and it's still.
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apparently better than the blue. sea people you've never heard of low down to the next president of the world bank so very. seriously send us an e-mail. it's a clampdown by state and federal authorities after credit monitoring giant equifax suffered a cyber attack compromising about one hundred forty three million americans and around four hundred thousand u.k. residents it has since traced the security breach toy software flaw that could have been facts well before the burglary occurred and letters to executives at fellow credit monitoring companies experian and trans union new york attorney general eric schneiderman expressed both his disdain and asked. the companies to explain what cybersecurity they have been placed and whether fees will be waived on possible
consumer credit freeze this because of this breach equifax has announced that it is bulking up call centers and waiving fees for credit freezes its chief information officer and chief security officer are out of the company equifax faces lawsuits filed by state attorneys general and a multitude of class action suits which are sure to pile up in short order. just last month president trump called america's opioid crisis and national emergency however he has yet to officially declare it as one technically which would give states more funding to deal with it based on the latest figures a former a formal emergency declaration might eventually be necessary though for more on this we're joined now by. one how much has the opioid crisis actually cost this
country well at the national level it's expected to be about eighty billion dollars but when you break it down region by region it gets a little more complicated than that the tolls of overdose and death resulting from the opioid crisis have soared over the past two decades on top of that being one of the worst health crises of our time it's also turning into a massive financial burden that many american communities are grappling with an analysis by reuters takes a look at ross county ohio which saw steady increase in opiate addiction since two thousand and nine on top of the costs associated with that rate hike the county's budget is being pressured by other resulting circumstances nearly seventy five percent of the two hundred kids that were placed into state care or had parents suffering from addiction that means specialist counseling longer stays in state care and therapy as a result the county's child services budget jumped from one point three million to two point. four million dollars for a region that has
a total budget of twenty three million dollars that kind of increase leads lawmakers to wonder what they can cut to make it work and that's just one example there are plenty of other small towns across the us that are struggling with the exact same problem between having enough medical personnel on call to prosecuting opioid related crimes it's become nearly impossible to cover in mercer county west virginia an area with a twelve million dollars budget opioid related jail expenses jumped by one hundred thousand dollars since two thousand and fifteen indiana county pennsylvania autopsy and toxicology costs jumped one hundred sixty five thousand dollars in two thousand and sixteen nearly double the rate in two thousand and ten and in montgomery county ohio the coroner's office had to look to funeral homes to rent space for bodies so it's not a problem unique to one region of the u.s. but if the rate of addiction continues to rise it will be the small towns with small budgets that have the hardest time affording to fight it. i'm without that
emergency declaration how do they get that federal funding a lot of blame has a place on doctors and on pharmaceutical companies but insurance companies are in the spotlight to what can you tell us about that right so when the opiate crisis really started increasing wildly and taking off it was a local and state governments that started filing lawsuits against pharma companies for their perceived role in the crisis we also saw blame on doctors for overprescribing first insurance companies are really only getting flak for not providing enough coverage for rehab or maybe the outpatient rehab that you might want to participate in after you're inpatient or something like that but in new york the attorney general is investigating why some insurance companies are covering opioids but they're not covering safer alternatives that are less addictive and that's because they're more expensive so since the new york attorney general is now looking into this we could see other state attorney generals or even just regular state lawmakers also launch their own investigations similar to the
one in new york like we saw with the lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies at the state and local level they all kind of happened one after the other and encourage them to all start investigating ok quickly before we go the impact of the crisis on the u.s. economy as a whole so about eighty billion dollars seventy eight point five to be exact but it's a pretty conservative estimate because of the way it disregards a lot of. things that contribute to the spence is exactly it doesn't really look at how it affects family finances which then has a very direct impact on the u.s. economy so it's expected to be eighty billion dollars but it's most likely way more than that especially you talk about grandparents the bills their footing just to raise things their grandchildren it's been talked about a lot thank you so much for. the words heard across france and around the world spoken by. french president
emmanuel micron i am fully determined and i won't seed any ground not to slackers nor cynics nor hard liners in early september the french government announced changes to its labor code it essentially switches bargaining protections and payout power workers to employers and kicked off protests and more are expected joining us now for more please welcome from london professor steve keen economist and author of can we avoid another financial crisis look unemployment is high growth is low you called me a classic neo liberal politician charismatic campaigner a pedestrian and often as you say economic plan is to basically turn france into an economics textbook one o one but it's not the real world of governance explain this. no this is this is what's so frustrating seeing people like mcallen who was so convinced that they correct because the model of the economy that they have in
their heads which they learnt at university. kills them the unemployment the causes wages is too high and the reason that for and for employment on france is because the rigidity of the life of a system so if your liver was an inverted commas you end up with a low wages and therefore high employment and everything is it is total nonsense it's applying a marker economic perspectives to a macro economic you share and if you cut wages for everybody there expenditure folds and if the expenditure pulls g.d.p. fals piper saucily is much. so it's it's a recipe for disaster and it's identifying the wrong factor as the cause of the process in france and you have talked about the france personal debt crisis and the usa in two thousand and seven a jump in both countries you can address this effectively one percent up to nearly
ten percent we're saying in that country. yeah no we come because here is the europe the only way you that this can be addressed is by national government the saudis to use the central central banks capability to create money to put that money into people's personal and what have you managed to do with corporate bank accounts and use that you reduce profit dead the basically an accounting operation . converting what is currently credit bias money in to see it bag by its money but of course concede that france does not have a central bank but be dumb so he's on a hiding to nothing to make the french economy worse. and then to weigh the consequences ok will be you and the euro. feeding feeding into france and france feeding into that it's the third largest economy there are people in the e.u. who seem happy about a possible invigoration by these words how strong is the sway there.
because he i mean he is the shining hope of the european union unity ticket and of course if you look at what's being done by follows charismatic characters like junk i pod mispronounces and i'm probably. the somebody who. wants to bring about a you know a united states of europe with a central treasury in brussels right about the european union bureaucrats and you know he said no matter what that's what he wants to achieve similar surely surely he wants to discipline all the other members as if that literally he's on wood and you'll find in yanis varoufakis is in the room just the other countries in the same way that germany is disciplined by the school rigidity. that's nobody is happy about that and that mcallen comes along as a charismatic young man saw it's a whole new political party wins in a landslide and he's now the guys actually got power to do something about that the
need to join can all. have and they hope that he can lead they can lead them to the promised land of the not a slice of europe it's not going to happen well let's talk about the youth which has plenty of charisma what do you think about john luke mellish on head of the left wing france the party as of late april running for president he was showing ninety percent of the vote in the french presidential election campaign he's calling for a september twenty third march because micron's changes social coup d'etat parties members number in over half a million mostly young kid he effectively mobilized this and possibly cause a change. i mean i don't know enough about him but comparisons i could draw comparisons to grill are in italy and rely on has managed to. build a popular movement but also get three of the four opposition parties they do agree
with the concept of bringing in a parallel currency if they become the government now i don't know how much of this is gone was about the economics and were the result of those sorts of andi's. certainly he was going to be the main beneficiary of the anger that people are feeling towards mccrone which is only going to ross. well let's talk about the employers the unions they're pushing for this they pushed for this for quite some time for years in fact. maybe some surprise on their part and the strongest unions are pushing hard for this how strong is their voice in france right now. the employers always push for this sort of thing this is what's being done in the west. meaning by the west the anglo-saxon countries they've basically crushed the unions there is no union consulted no no no union power to the man for why is ross is all the workers rights in any of the major you and countries and in that situation the work that you have the employers have won so to speak but what
they've done is they've managed to reduce the power the amount of money and power they give to the workers and it's being match more than matched by an increase in the power of the bankers over them and of course now they're trying to cause inflation in those countries and the inflation because of this workers are getting wage rises that exceed by reproductivity and now they despairing. draws employment in america so i climb. frenzel end up in the same trap and it's ending up in the same trap without its own currency which is even worse professor steve keen economist and author of can we avoid another financial crisis thank you for your time. usually when we say flush with cash we mean someone has a lot of extra money while in geneva it's taken on a whole new meaning it started a few months ago when the european central bank announced plans to stop printing five hundred euro notes shortly thereafter a massive amounts of five hundred euro
notes were found stuffed in toilets days later more a five hundred euro bank notes were found softer more toilets ironically costing thousands of swiss francs to fix so what prompted this sudden desire to literally pour money down the drain well no one really knows for sure however it's important to note that the e.c.b. has reason to quit printing five hundred was a combat crime thanks for watching. prescribe medication is widespread on the u.s. market and a frequent cause of death at that point in my life i just felt like everything was ashes my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit suicide watch all who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what
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thirds of the u.s. senate to hold the hearings on a bill to root out the online sex trafficking but some technology companies are opposed to arguing they shouldn't be liable for users content. allowed there is four pm here in moscow and you're watching all of the international with me thank you aaron good to have you with us. donald trump past eleven his first address to the u.n. general assembly however much of his rhetoric seems remarkably reminiscence of what his predecessors used to say on new york correspondent caleb moore play looks at some of the new presidents while the old remarks. opened up his debut in the green marble hall of the united nations with some of his signature rhetoric which many people argue got him elected as president of the united states i will own was put
america first but from putting national interests first this speech quickly moved to a globalist agenda with a list of condemnations of other governments rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity trump last out of the syrian government reiterating claims that damascus has used chemical weapons the actions of the criminal regime of bashar. including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens even innocent children shock the conscience of every decent person trying to threaten to destroy north korea prompting a walkout from the country's ambassador the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice
but to totally destroy north korea and then trump lashed out at iran branding the country a rogue state it is time for the entire world to join us in demanding a veterans government and its pursuit of death and destruction donald trump speech ended up being a sort of call for countries around the world to confront those who quote threaten us with chaos turmoil and terror namely three countries iran syria and north korea two of which were named as the axis of evil by previous us president george w. bush but we know their true nature. north korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction. while starving its citizens. iran aggressively pursue these weapons and exports terror while an unelected few repressed the iranian people's hope for freedom so much for trust
election promises offering a new approach to world politics focusing on america's national interests and not being the policeman of the world cable mop and artsy new york and george w. bush is not the only president whose rhetoric was similar to the times the new president even founded like his policy opponents and criticize barack obama in america we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone i do not think that america can or should impose our system of government on other couples. in remote corners of the world citizens are demanding respect for the dignity of all people a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful earth. we will fight together we must work together sacrifice together i believe we must do better to get up and stand together for peace all of us can be
coworkers with god the almighty god who made us all. and as our correspondent mentioned earlier trump lashed out at north korea syria and iran in his address to rowland's foreign minister has already reacted branding trance remarks shameless and ignorant but despite iran's compliance with the nuclear nonproliferation deal which was signed back in twenty fifteen washington has been escalating tensions with the country the trump administration views the deal as unfair and in july announced new sanctions against iran just a week later congress passed a bill to impose fresh sanctions against the country washington's ally a president macron of france's nonetheless defended the deal from the same podium where trump lashed out wrong. look at all i would like to defend the nuclear agreement with iran are you gauge went on nonproliferation allowed us to work out on the fourteenth of july two thousand and fifteen a solid robust and verifiable agreement that enables us to ensure that iran does
not obtain nuclear weapons renouncing it would be a great era this could apply to north korea to immediately dialogue control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons this is the only way forward. however u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson said washington needs its european allies to make the case to iran that the deal has to be quote revisited this is how rainy and have reacted to trans latest harsh remarks about their country well you know the un says iran is complying with the green light all european countries and russia see this saying the only country that claims otherwise is the us. people need to stand together giving in to america would achieve nothing it would make matters worse than they are now. we're not afraid and we have never been since the beginning and
we have been under sanctions for four decades and the people of iran are certainly not afraid now in fact sanctions have made iran more independent in many fields we discussed the potential consequences of washington's pressure on iran with former cia officer jack rice as well as to wrong based political analyst flyover last a fair question. unfortunately we have to realize it's the p five plus one everybody agreed not just the brits and the french the russians the chinese the americans if we pull out of this it's the entire world will be looking at the united states i agree that there are limitations and problems in fact you could expand upon this and it needs to be but to walk away from this deal in itself would be a huge error at this point iran has many components of power including its nuclear industry missile power and regional prisons and military clout and influence in the region what they mean in washington is to wear off these
components of power once they do so iran would be a very easy target like iraq at the time of saddam hussein and would mean. fundamental violation of the nuclear deal and iranian officials including the supremely there are they have all warned that iran would give them a very tough response. thousands of protesters have gathered in barcelona to condemn police searches and arrests ahead of kalak catalonia independence referendum madrid proclaims the vote in legal and sent the civil guard to see the promotional materials instead of rope cattle and ministries twelve officials were arrested including catalonia as junior economy minister and the news media has slammed the spanish authorities for imposing what he calls a defacto state of emergency and accused madrid of violating the autonomous regions of dependence. the catalonian government has been subjected to coordinated
aggression from the police force of the spanish interior ministry rates were also carried out in the towns of jerome and sabah del amid scenes of protests in several places that clashes broke out. was i was. i. as possible to his drive to block the referendum of thirty seven catalan mass who had voiced support for the upcoming vote have been issued a court summons and a criminal probe on top of that more than seven hundred other matters were threatened with arrest last week we spoke to the matter of a council on municipality who says people are surprised by the actions of the authorities today and the thousand and seven do you see police forces going off the ballot box is that nobody on the ballot papers yeah something. very very
strange is something out of step though i think many people are amazed about the reaction of the spanish thought if you use the surprise that. the follies the judges are putting so much pressure this is not a movement only led by some politicians but someone that is a movement by itself. a free citizens that's what makes us a strong run so far but seems. like the standout or at least they don't want to see this to see these this reality. saloni is road to independence has been obstructed by madrid for years.
you. have any. two more people have been arrested in connection with friday's attack on the london underground station of parsons green five are now in custody in relation to the incident with further search is being conducted comes after a port on choose day claimed online jihad is propaganda gets more clicks in the u.k. than anywhere else in the europe only four countries turkey the us saudi arabia and iraq have more political commentator john white says brits expect the or thirty's to do more. the most what do you know obvious conclusion to be drawn from the
revelations published in the report is that it has become a bigger market for this type of material than anywhere else due to a growing radicalization of a section of the muslim community in the u.k. and this conclusion tends to be supported by the fact that we've had four jihadi inspired terrorist attacks in the u.k. and twenty seventeen this is going to be a more and more important front in the struggle and so this will be increasingly an important front in the struggle and the authorities clearly will have to up their game because whatever they're doing to combat this level it's clearly not reaping the kind of results that people would like to see and expect to see a top british broadcasters being flogged for huge a hugely embarrassing mistake in its illustration as a route this story and i still see a check and explain. russian embassy here in the u.k. had some questions for the b.b.c. following an article that seemed to lump together online jihad as propaganda and
what appeared to be the russian flag specifically in an article they published on their website the b.b.c. had used an image depicting the same colors as the russian flag which is white blue and red and to this the russian embassy in the u.k. had tweeted saying hey b.b.c. what does the russian flag have to do with online jihad is propaganda in u.k. change your graphic designer or your photo bank now the official twitter account of the b.b.c. did not react to this tweet however dish ange the picture on in the article which now depicts isis militants and isis flags but it has to be said that this is far from the first time when the russian embassy twitter account sort of chases the british press specifically one example comes to mind when they had commented on a times article that talked about quote cyrillic language which probably meant cyrillic alphabet and another example we've seen a case where the mirror had used images from a traditional russian pancake festival will be presented to be an exclusive
investigation into russian football hooligans and so certainly this is not to the first time and it probably won't be the last just four days to go to germany goes to the polls we look at some of the smaller parties pulling out all the stops to make an impact in the vote that's coming up after the break stay with us.
just don't call. yet to shape our. culture. and in detroit it was betrayed. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. hello welcome back now internet companies around providers are criticizing a u.s. bill designed to tackle online sex trafficking if approved it would allow legal action against platforms and services that host to illicit content or tech firms warn is a step towards undermining free speech online but critics point out the corporations
seem to have no such concerns when it comes to deleting fake news and hate speech artists amerikana explains. silicon valley and congress are now clashing over the issue of online human trafficking u.s. lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they fail to combat the problem internet giants such as google facebook and twitter have opposed the bill saying it would undermine free speech the jeopardizes bedrock principles of a free nope an internet with serious economy can speech implications well beyond its intended scope the mother of a deceased victim of human trafficking sees this issue quite differently my name is yvonne ambrose. mother of the late there is a. asking you but you want to change section two thirty and support the bipartisan legislation to stop enabling sex traffickers act not
only for my baby but for the protection of yours and others yvonne ambrose says her sixteen year old daughter was killed after she was advertised for sex on back page an online classified ad service ambrose wants to hold the website responsible but back page denies this saying they did not advertise her child for years however the company has been accused of allowing its users to post classified ads of prostitutes some even under age according to the national center for missing and exploited children the majority of its child sex trafficking cases involve on back page so why not just close the site well under u.s. law internet providers are not liable for user content no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speak of any information provided by another information content provider now tech giants still want to change the law and don't want to take responsibility either but when it comes to limiting speech however they are more than ready to take responsibility
our system relies on people in the community being able to reach out and tell us what they think is offensive and we stuffed teams of people hundreds of people around the world to be able to go look into those claims and follow the guidelines to take down the content. that we saw as hate speech or according to those policies last year facebook twitter microsoft and you tube announced a code of conduct pledging to remove online hate speech within twenty four hours google and facebook launch a fact checking algorithm that labels news as fake if it fails to pass an independent audit and in august you to be can be monetizing videos that they deem extremist it seems as if these i.t. giants have no problem restricting user content themselves. but quickly draw a line when the government tries to do so now is this a pick and choose approach or are tech giants correct in trying to prevent government censorship even if they're guilty of censoring content themselves samir khan r. t. washington d.c.
. tech giants claims the broad language of the bill would make it counterproductive and lead to the suppression of free speech but political satirist dummy horowitz believes their faces are purely motivated their phase of about profit there's a group think among all these high tech companies and there are certain political ideologies mainstream ideologies which which are for a bit and almost sometimes on their website they're trying to make sure that their political perspective is the one that's dominant on their platforms and that other ideologies other ideas other thoughts are really trying to be shunted to the side and it's quite scary what that means to our democracy this is all about liability this is all about being protected from lawsuits these big i.t. companies don't want some old creepy guy name ronnie you know going about his dirty business and them being sued because of it because they happen to post something on facebook or you tube would have you but this whole argument all about money and
avoid being sued so that's really what is the heart of this issue here. which is four days left to germany goes to the polls in this general election the big parties are doing all they can to win over any last minute support but all the main rivals grab all the headlines as a whole raft of small parties passing by almost unnoticed and among them in policy the alliance for basic income and the open hip hop policy petone of a hospital. it's fair to say that the race chancellor's job hasn't had the excitement that say the u.s. or french elections of hard over the last twelve months but here in germany one party has been committed to giving us a bit of a giggle. simply meaning the party of the german satire party and they've become known for their blissfully absurd manifesto proposals depart times supports the implementation of all encompassing universal total justice at least twice as much
as the s.p.d. any complaints about suppose that injustices will be suppressed with the utmost force then there's their posts to campaigns when the anti immigration alternative to germany put these up saying they prefer the king over burkas. they said they preferred what i think we can see what they preferred. there are also some new rules now hate speech towards islam must now be delivered
facing mecca there will also be a minimum refugee quota of eighteen percent for this and other groups criticism of gender madness must always be gender neutral if authorized to no chance of making it into the police that this time around but then it's on the board is a member of the ripping apart of it things will get back in twenty four thing to parties leadership told us what they stand on the major issues facing the world today. we would advise that people should have a license to tweet for that if they have to pass a test similar to getting a driving license they will have to prove that they have enough sense should you not meet their standards you would be denied access to any social media forever when you put it like that they don't sound too bad to me you've got to hand it to the cure the joke is for adding a little for volatile to the federal election these are all over party. well as have
a look now at the latest polls in looks like the current ruling party will be staying put angler merkel's christian democrats maintain a commanding lead the social democrats looks set to be the next across the line but it's a close so it runs the running for third place in the run up to the vote r.t. has been speaking to people across the political spectrum and here's the vice president of the free democrats that will be key. that's not it is to be avoided you know we got our intake and we're calling for a continuous constructive dialogue instead of saber wrestling we want to sit down in the negotiating table and listen to the different parties positions listen to russia's position and in turn explain our doubts fears should be minimized not fanned his hands a detroit game show once why he said as long as people are talking they aren't shooting each other this should be all go a dialogue and teamwork europe and germany need russia and vice versa we should conduct dialogue rather than fuel fear.
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we move in something. that. gives a. result as long. as i don't have a case of the legality of a chattel. chinese hafiz whom. i was going to get crime there's a girl group who killed innocent let me show. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate it's full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to lunch you know what it is that really packs a punch at least yampa is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than blue the things that i see people you've never heard of love
redacted tonight and i'm president of the world bank so are you going to let me seriously send us an e-mail. i'm after a chance here we're going underground is tourism a speaks in the u.n. twenty four hours after u.s. president ronald trump threatened north korea iran russia and china there is another hurricane warmed by climate change threatens the western hemisphere coming up on the show how can you counter terrorism if no one listens we speak a lot harris the man commissioned to assess london's preparedness for a tenner attack about why his warnings last year weren't heeded by the u.k. government and twenty four hours after the met police service was briefed on the criminal investigation into ground phone tower we asked the chair of the u.k.'s all
party parliamentary group safety if government negligence led to the deaths of over eighty people the grenfell tower in england's capital city bus from the headlines mass migration from the mine and lie down lies on boris johnson in britain dollars and more coming up in days going underground but first just before donald trump came to the podium to deliver his address to the un general assembly in the past twenty four hours he had to cope with a c.n.n. exclusive that the chair of his election campaign and defacto himself was being wiretapped by the u.s. government before his election that's a wiretap from u.s. authorities proven by documents known to a senior iranian revolutionary guard corps commander to be collaborators with islamists in syria. in the future we may be able to get permission from authorities to release documents that will further disgrace the americans as the papers reveal what they did in iraq and syria but unlike tereza may end his own un ambassador
nikki haley it appears that donald trump could well have been shocked by the obama record of supporting isis now qaeda linked groups in syria somewhere that mavin be documents proving u.k. collusion with forces implicated in last week's attempted underground train bombing in west london trump has reported the call for bomber of funding for cia backed is them isn't. syria and sure enough as nato countries have done the same maybe six hundred thousand have returned to their homes in syria no longer in fear of the white helmets and others people are going back to areas largely in the country such as the left holmes damascus where there is broadly speaking it less within the context that syria is broadly been a deescalation in violence so what was it all for and why does mainstream media in nato countries not care to cover syria now that their sponsors no longer arguably back empire imperialism and terrorism that still trump has
a long way to go before he gives a speech like this f.m. or what express hope from the outset that countries will be added to the group of nonaligned countries that struggle against imperialism colonialism and neo colonialism in some cases it is blindness provoked by the hatred of all revolution against our revolution but other world classes of blacks in american countries and others and he's a son of a more deplorable it is the product of the doesn't glitz of mammon che guevara at the un they're using the word deplorable but in a different context to those who called donald trump would never get to give a speech at the united nations incidentally we hope to be speaking next week to the brother of che guevara fifty years since his cia assassination as for decades of alleged u.s. terrorism against cuba it's washington suggesting that there's been an attack on its personnel in havana before britain terrorism is something else not so much the
eighty killed in iraq which the u.k. invaded in twenty or three more the attempted bomb attack on the london underground on friday which thankfully killed no one joining me now is a member of the u.k. joint committee on national security strategy who was commissioned by the mayor of london dura porter and counter-terror preparedness in the british capital lord toby harris thanks so much for coming on the show so you were commissioned by the mayor of london city car and. just remind us of some of the hundred twenty seven recommendations your report made very clear i propose for example more barriers physical barriers on roads and bridges where there were likely to be large numbers of people i recommended more c.c.t.v. on trains and in stations and the better integration of that c.c.t.v. coverage into police control rooms he said no barriers in this studio is very close to the westminster attacks the bridge attacks of course occurred after your report was published the barriers went up within days of the attacks your report was an
october twenty sixth. the the terror attack was always in june this year unfortunately it needed some appalling incident like the westminster bridge attack and then the london bridge attack for people to block those bureaucratic barriers that's one of the reasons why this is something where you can't just sit back you've got to keep on the case so you were so clear about this i mean you and the people that helped you write this report was a bit outraged that the government could see clearly that your recommendation was correct when it came to preventing say the kind of attack we saw on westminster bridge and in london bridge because it was frustrating i mean one of things i'm hoping is the fact that those recommendations have been proved to be so to be a legal case for the relatives relieved to say well then the other things are recommended they should get on with and move on i do know a lot of work is going on on the recommendations i get frustrated. because i'm no longer right at the center as well as to how long some of these things take but
they always take just a couple of days because that's all only too well i suspect that they were closer to agreements than we might have realized because what it actually being done and your point is quite right because it was then done ok we are very clear in the reports that after going through so many different technological. ideas of how we can keep london a safe you say seeming to say. some need jerk a term to try to increase the number of bobbies with guns is not going to be the answer but theresa may. immediately after the attempted attack in west london on the underground said we've got our soldiers on the on the streets of london what's across soldiers right there on the streets what they're doing is they're back filling the role of existing armed officers so the people guarding the palace of westminster or roll palaces or some of the diplomatic protection roles of the police carry on those jobs some of those jobs are being replaced by soldiers which
means that exists is whether we have the police to do that well obviously it's a question of using the resources in the most efficient way i'm certainly not saying that the current level of policing resources can be reduced any further what i am saying is that you don't make people. much safer by simply having more police on the street or town ok but then when you are writing this report if we think about to the context of a report written in october of last year called acts of twenty thousand police officers being cut that's across the country the number of police officers that have been cut in the worse much less but of course some cuts are in the pipeline those cuts will go ahead and the metro police will be able to maintain their existing presence on the street there's no correlation between cuts in london police and the need for the army to be on the streets of london well the reason they are merely well the reason the army are there is because the threat state had
moved from. severe up to critical when it's critical that means additional measures are taken over and above what they are in what i suppose we've got to consider as normal times that means extra police patrolling at that time we had the better the police federation here saying the cuts were dangerous and in fact we had him on here saying that there's a danger that the police would not be able to react effectively to. i think that i think it is several levels of this the first is that preventing terrorism in the. broadest sense means having a proper understanding proper connection with all of your communities one of the things that's happened in the last few years and this is a real cost has been the reduction in the number of neighborhood police officers those are the officers who are in direct touch with local communities now that's a retrograde step it hasn't happened as much in london as it has happened outside but of course terrorists are mobile they can come in from luton they can come in from the north of england or of course they can carry out terrorist attacks in manchester is illegal rewarded our prime minister base in london needs more
resources was running the brain minister probably want to hear another i'm sure the problem is that didn't want to hear that but what it reflects is that there are cuts in policing and cuts in the police budget in the pipeline and my concern would be and it's clearly the concern of the american under that if those cuts were to go through that really would cause serious weaknesses in our ability to deal not only with terrorist incidents but also with dated a crime and other problems in the capital british media and wall to wall coverage by this attempt to in west london to resume the sit down interview on american television and immediately started to talk about the terror measures in the context of. the internet. is that one of the major counter-terror measures we can do to talk to facebook well i think it's important to talk to facebook to fit to talk to social media to recognize the way in which terrorist ideology but also terrorist methodology is spread on the internet but the prime thing is to make sure you're keeping tabs on the individuals who make might be tempted down the route of
armed extremism to intervene at a much earlier stage and that does require resources and resource recourses sources in policing resources in intelligence and it may also require resources within communities to support those who are perhaps a strapping explosives onto yourself or attacking people with knives is not an option and is certainly not something which is part of the teaching of it's about racism a name check facebook obviously others are available she also was a city girl and was visiting criticizing her she was implicitly only directly criticizing the president of states because donald trump of course immediately said or seemed to say that the suspect involved in west london was known to scotland yard why is it every time actual the suspects in all these attacks are known to the authorities because they are using that kind of intelligence but often what you find is that yes they come to the attention of the authorities at some time and we've all come to the attention the authorities in one way or another. about your
product but i mean people come to the attention authorities they may be on the second third fourth outer ring or somebody whom they're interested in now after the event people are wonderful at looking back at why didn't you do this the reality is that simply not possible it's simply not possible to keep track to monitor the movements of seven hundred people or seven thousand people whatever number you able to criticize this because it's massive aliens and all they've done is increase the size of the haystack to make it harder to find the needle well that's the risk that if you spread it out too thin you can't find anything i mean i suppose what you said earlier about community policing and the idea of law enforcement as part of a community people have been saying this. everything for years what if i mean if they couldn't even put up a temporary barriers to report when is this type of much more profound level of counter-terror measure when. well what i hope is that the response to my report mez office that they want to publish a progress report i think about a year after the report was initially published without being my space next month
but it's important that and i'm sure a lot of assembly will do this if nobody else keeps track on what is actually being dubbed the progress which has been made i think the going to. be talks to if they wish if they wish to talk to me you said in the report as regards threats rice's ational kiter in london this adds significant levels of complexity to the intelligence picture and. britain has been overtly supporting groups allied to al-qaeda and isis in syria that's the job was very quick to cancel the funding for the cia program that was allied to those islamists. what you think of the charges that this is blowback for britain's foreign policy well i think these attacks would be happening whether there was the blowback from foreign policy or not there's no question even if this turns out to be syrian well the individually others have been libyans maybe of syria and we don't know whether they are the people we're under direction or simply inspired by what they read there's an
interesting correlation certainly which has been observed elsewhere in the world between people's mental health states and those that get lured into this particular type of activity i think we need a lot more understanding of what an individual into being a member of society perhaps a disaffected member society but somebody was then so disaffected five attacks in the first few months well i'm sure that's been horrible of you have to recognise that. as the area of dying has crumbled that more people have returned some of those have returned to this country and perhaps some of those have slipped through the net and not be monitored probably. thank you. after the break. does the bell toll for tourism a ahead of the u.k. prime ministers break that blueprint speech in italy this week we are going to have the brics india david a miss of the silencing of british big bend is emblematic of a lack of spending on u.k. infrastructure i'm from headline news joins us to find out about starving millions
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sent us an email. welcome back if there's one thing that arguably separates u.k. prime minister to resume and president donald trump it's trump school of a keynesian infrastructure investment maybe they'll be chatting today about it when they meet in new york because you think rational sterett he have led to tragic symbols of under-investment in britain from our in the poorest part of one of the richest areas on earth to the big ben clock tower that under theresa may be said to be silent for years we caught up with conservative m.p. and chair of the all party parliamentary group on fire safety david amos in the shadow of big ben to ask him about clocks wrecks it and what could have saved the lives of eighty people in london this summer david thanks for coming in. before we go into more serious matters arguably what's wrong with the clock. as far
as i'm concerned it's a most iconic clock in the world on the member of the administration committee where we were seeing the restoration of paula and it's one i wouldn't for two years as it seems as if they show the general election when we were away from this building the. make a move on big ben and the announcer during the recess yeah i mean we did not agree to big bang be in silence when it was. four years is it four years it's going to be here. before we can start allowing people to climb to the top of the graded words here actually being call into the right words of a british infrastructural spending program readers will say is emblematic. in this way and i would say to them get a lot so many of these flags just behind us any danger i mean that brick city has
people who voted for european union any dangers they should fear for secret rollback to remaining drazen may of course was. i think it's been. in a totally inaccurate way and i actually think that the go it's going well. and all the main. participants in the negotiations. david davis liam fox wanted to out the ministers have given categoric a shore says we are leaving the european union and we're not going to have one leg in. it now i know you're on the record for saying i think you said on this program after that in the immediate aftermath of the grenfell catastrophe in the west london you said politicize it what faith do you have in this inquiry that. a. committee that i had the privilege to chair we we've now had a very good meeting with the ken noite who's leading up the advisory committee and
he gave us some analysis of how they dealing with the issue of clarity but as far as i'm concerned we do feel strong on it we're not going to stop until. spring is off it's suspect to play in tower blocks and the onus must go back to the local forces and housing associations and it's crazy that any new school is built without having because it. clears saved lives. cannot gave us an added explanation he was talking about spray element he doesn't talk about sprint per se all sorts of which building to the overall effort to keep people safe in their houses with a look at that very closely was fast but that's. not going to change our
views we do think they should be fitted retrospective lee and we do think that they should be in every single new school staying with this as it were deep politicized procedural context what do they think of you in there when you go up to the ground filled out is often said that a review kind of review you were recommending before the dreadful tragedy or if you could have prevented the seven if you. got a very good relationship with the prime minister on this issue a very good relationship with sajid job it and a very good relationship with alec sharma. i don't think chief advisor there was the one who is supposed to do the review well you're talking about the former member of parliament for one of the court. and. it's not his fault it definitely was his fault and it was going to happen i mean in to be he didn't know
he was going to lose just say. well there you are as we conducting the review ages ago i mean he was telling him but he hadn't been minister for that long but i should point out that even if you had happened it wouldn't stop. because it would have happened while you're on the record could well have done of course but you know if if if the whole thing had been carried out earlier of course it would have stopped but i'm talking about this particular minister had been decided with the review would have gone ahead at the time and within about to stop graeme i would only think of. this judge that's been named your full confidence in me said all it's supposed to be is restricted to the immediate causes of the and the means by which it spreads that said. i have the other wider context involved in the remit so i've never met the charge but i have. chatted with people who do know him
very well in the legal profession and they say he's first class but this is not something you know he's come under criticism moving out a single lives from westminster to milton keynes hundreds of miles away. but i really think it's for the local community in kensington and chelsea who've been affected by them really to give their views on the issue and it's their forces to be not the member of the south and west or any other member of parliament and i'm sure the judge is aware of that and i understand he very much aware of. cynicism as to the approach but i'm optimistic that he will lead inquiry well and that we'll get a very quick result i hope that the recommendations to go on that that that's the biggest challenge for them till we get recommended well last time we go recommendations they would act i don't know if we can all the corner was this i
would be a whole if this time they're not listened to and i as a member of parliament pledge that i'm going to ensure that the recommendations are listened to and action is taken but as of now buildings could go up in flames because we don't have those recommendations well listen to ten i think very quickly he's sharing with everyone all these tell blocks all the information as the tests are done so it would be absolutely irresponsible if the local forty's in the housing associations didn't act on the evidence. he's continually shared but that we must on the side to err on the side of course they rename the helicopter's they might agree the way thank you very much my pleasure. the chair of the u.k.'s all party parliamentary group on fire safety and a member of the administration committee to david amos there but now from big ben
to big lembit or at least for the liberal democrat m.p. mr them bitter what an amazing speech that was in about twenty four hours by one of the most powerful politicians in the world what do you make of it i'm surprised you said that yes he's getting on in years but i thought he was statesman a powerful thought about the poor and also put britain right in the center of his agenda put britain in the underwater agenda that britain yeah. i mean it is more about saudi iran russia and china that wasn't talking about i'm talking about vince cable is he giving you a pose in the shadow cabinet in the new period as have been agreed that the states could be a byelection by the action going on don't hold your breath or your let's hear from some dole trump now a true leader arguably rocket man is not a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the united states is ready willing and able but hopefully this will not be noticed donald trump there speaking
at the general assembly rocket man suicide mission and certainly very redolent of f.d.r. and churchill and stalin like all talking about rocket man on the suicide mission for himself his whole regime that could be him or kim jung on the loose the you on anyway of course. about breaks it a lot seems to work i don't know what he wants a break to take us to this story that from a tweet from the canary laura perk says he can't understand why we're all still talking about that three hundred fifty million pounds but twitter quickly provide. the answer is the b.b.c.'s political editor at the right b.b.c. that's right and this is what she says world cup we're still talking about three hundred fifty million pounds twenty seventeen everyone obviously referring to the referendum where the city is said to be roughly a third of a billion pounds a week to spend on things in the u.k. national health service yes but she's
a nurse and health care and that love us the n.h.s. was where the money was going to go the argument was it might be something i car for that with the rebate she's saying why are we talking about it the story laura is not about the money it's about the fact boris has resuscitate using the foreign secretary boris johnson to resign or. amber rudd do said boris johnson as a taxi driver should resign of the load of the more johns the former chancellor said she should resign over the deport ation it's all a bit ironic isn't it and that's call for laura's resignation to iraq that resolution is sure they all resign all of them could resign the british government has an act and now you're being silly and we just go do something silly and we go to something more important from the un itself this is obviously true this is more important new sentence as noble hunger rising again driven by conflict and climate change that's what the un report says this matters because this is the first time that hunger and starvation are up in a decade according to their estimates millions of people now not having enough to live on malnutrition and death obviously affecting people of all ages including
children and the quotation here is that this is from their heads of five year in agencies this has set off alarm bells we cannot afford to ignore we will not end hunger in all forms of malnutrition by twenty thirty unless we address all the factors that are on big multinational companies rely on wars this review and reporting to say that one of the major drivers to this disaster is violent conflict which is immensely profitable and climate change climate change is caused by big multinational energy companies a what are you saying here well one of us would make any money and all of that is true all of that is true you can argue about the climate change point but there's no doubt. oh of course irregularity well in iraq not that of a lot of other what do you get a hurricane a rear then it's fair game if. you can't distract me from this story it's not just about climate change it's also as you said yourself about war if you make billions in the arms industry the question is does that also mean you have a moral responsibility to expect some of the consequences of that including
starvation now if you add all that together the u.n. should say yes that gets awkward point the finger at some of the biggest arms sellers including the u.s. and the u.k. well that's an uncomfortable truth ok that's not resolved in this discussion or i but this from the south china morning post a slightly different take to the one we're getting in mainstream media about the dreadful reinjure refugee crisis it is a very interesting take the south china morning post as new diplomatic missions signal china's support for. the crisis now this is a complex story because it involves a nobel peace prize winner who is the acting leader of my own mar she doesn't look to some nights he's taken enough of an initiative to try and deal with the issue now china established its first diplomatic liaison office last week in the country there which is still struggling to attract foreign diplomatic missions even the placed yangon where most new one is and this is a new one says the first diplomatic mission but isn't the point here that when the
burma is a military government was abusing the human rights were violated western interests chevron they were all there nothing was being done. to power our and the chinese and indian oil pipelines and now we get wall to wall coverage of the. proportion of human rights abuses going on there now that china is getting involved much less comfortable especially with india there we're actually seeing the development of another big hot spot between superpowers and that's one of the reasons these refugees are at the hands of superpowers rather than the local situation as well. well that's under the thousands of refugees was the refugees obviously starving in a bank that. thank you will be back on saturday. and they'll be. drag queens. one hundred ninety nine years to the day of the publication of.
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