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could find themselves going to jail for opposing fracking in britain plus any serious camden finger gestures are being deployed each trying to do better in terms of eccentricity possibly of prowess what would happen did this week's u.k.b.a. . told us more going on but today's going underground but first apart from this week's british economic growth figures which contradicted pre-breakfast referendum city london predictions there were also figures out from weapons company boeing that's boeing recently slammed by u.k. pm theresa may on its sales. calls we have a long term partnership with boeing various aspects of government and this is not the sort of behavior we expect from a long term partner in this undermines partnership the pm talking the next goldman sachs remain a mock colony of the bank of england but of course what she was referring to was boeing trying to destroy the canadian company. just like u.s. companies allegedly helped thwart this project overseen by the mentor of president u.k. labor leader jeremy corbin i'm here to join with the people who built the concorde
in this flight knowing now that the sixty eight are going to be built and will introduce their vision. come to a supersonic u.k. french concorde would be more bold thanks to companies such as lockheed allegedly lobbying the us government to prevent it flying to los angeles so that the plane could never fully make its money back there were other reasons but either way new york has never have since been three and a half hours away from london this time around body and all its jobs in northern ireland appeared to have been rescued by air bus a company that boeing as a lot to say about on its website the big dispute between the united states and europe has been about the european practice called launching so what exactly is smart she is taxpayer money the governments of france germany the united kingdom and spain to airbus every time it wants to develop a new airplane model because boeing doesn't get any money for its weapons programs from the u.s. taxpayer right in fact. this week's boeing results are arguably
a testament to state subsidy which makes for a circular argument many more era space workers are employed by boeing in the u.k. the body able to raise a may need to bone body aging maintain relations with her coalition partners the former paramilitary link buddy claims that makes up ten percent of northern irish exports someone pretty knowledgeable about for what causes britain uses its weapons whether british or american is britain's foreign secretary john snow he's telling u.k. politicians not to come on this show despite his own father appearing and he continues to call out the government in syria for the alleged use of w m d well joining me now to help us is award winning journalist ought to gareth porter who is by the white house in washington d.c. garrett welcome back to going underground so foreign secretary boris johnson here in britain has been in between telling politicians not to appear on this network r.t. has said yet again definitely syria used chemical weapons what have you been discovering about this is a legit chemical weapon used by the us government well i decided to commit several
weeks a number of weeks to doing my best to piece together a coherent sense of what happened there and what i did really conclude very firmly is that the official view point that there was a sarin attack by this air force in country corn simply could not have been the case because primarily they couldn't come up with the parts of a weapon that should have been there right at the alleged site of this attack which was a crater or a hole in the middle of the road and they admit they have nothing they they can't come up with any explanation for that and until they come up with an explanation one has to try to come up with a different understanding of what happened there and i did provide an alternative understanding based on a pretty serious investigate. and of all the facts that have come to light we don't
have really time to go into the details of that but basically there is a lot of evidence that the syrian air force did bomb the. a house in country corn which was not that far from the site of the of the alleged point of impact of a sarin bomb but but several hundred yards a few hundred yards away and that that released an agricultural chemical which then caused phosphate in to be released into the air but that is consistent with basically the symptoms and signs that were exhibited by victims in the city so so that that's the substance of my story on on the country current affair so when the british foreign secretary boris johnson speaks carol when officials are on that lawn behind you speak with such certainty about syrian chemical weapon use it might as well be bush and blair talking about. well exactly i mean look we know that the
united states and its allies are committed to this point of view for reasons that are complicated you know there's no point in even going into the reasons but but they do have an interest in that narrative and they're going to stick to it regardless of what the facts really turn out to be of course one narrative we never hear about in britain is that britain was involved in killing twenty percent of the population of north korea what do you make of the fact that boris johnson said this week that we must be able to envisage attacking we must have that on the tape just like donald trump that of maybe annihilating the country right i mean this of course is the official position of the trump administration and of course the u.k. government is going to necessarily go along with that and support it and i must say i find this the most worrisome thing about u.s. foreign policy today that the trumpet ministration is pushing. this threat of
a essentially a not a preemptive but a preventive strike against north korea unless they cease their testing of nuclear weapons and their their longer range missiles and this is a form of traditional u.s. coercive diplomacy it's very clear that's what they're after i don't believe that they intend to do any such thing but the real worry here the serious problem is that we know the north koreans are very sensitive to any sign that the u.s. might very seriously be ready to strike against north korea we know that in the one nine hundred ninety s. for example the clinton administration was preparing to carry out. a set of severe sanctions against north korea through the u.n. and the u.s. military was extremely upset about that they were very worried about it because they knew that the north koreans might well consider that to be a prelude to a u.s.
attack on north korea that the north koreans would regard any particular particularly any move by the united states to evacuate civilians from seoul which was being contemplated in conjunction with those sanctions to be a proud to an attack on north korea so it's a very very sensitive matter it's very tricky to draw the line precisely the right place and i'm worried that this administration will go too far in this regard russia and china have been expressing concern ironic you mentioned clinton because they again the british foreign secretary this week said he loved it the old days when russia was complying with a with a clinton administration symptomatic of some ideas in washington that they like it when roger is a kleptocracy run by the i.m.f. well i think what there are longing for is are the days when they had a yeltsin in power who was let's face it he was. more or less a u.s.
lapdog during the time that he was he was in power in russia and you know that was a very comfortable time for the united states they were they were feeling like they could do whatever they wanted with regard to russia so we're now facing the consequences i think of that unfortunate period when the u.s. really set out to. push the nato frontier right up to the russian front here and thought they could get away with it unfortunately did not consider the possibility that a more nationalist administration would inevitably come to power later on and that's what we've seen in more recent years of course in russia now i know both of us know iran a fair bit what's your reaction to trump policy on iran because i mean i don't know whether to get the tragic humorous way is trump not doing everything iran once by canceling cia funding for is the mists in syria backing the iranian backed iraqi government and now reneging on the deal and bringing to have run so much closer to
easy to capitals let alone most go in beijing well first of all of course the objective situation in the middle east is such that u.s. real interests trying to stabilize situations which were completely destabilized by past u.s. policy is really coincident to a great extent with the policies and interests of iran that's that's absolutely true and in fact my colleague bob perry consortia news just published a story in which he says that source that that is well informed in side the u.s. government told him that trump actually signed off on a policy that was in fact continuing that that policy trend of trying to stabilize things which which was in fact coinciding with the policies of iran across the middle east and that would imply and did in fact imply supporting the continuation . the j.c. p.o.
a nuclear deal and then according to this source perry quotes the source the policy suddenly changed after trump met with netanyahu. when when you netanyahu came to the united nations in september there was a sudden shift in policy now you know no one knows exactly why that happened but my guess is that trump you know is somebody who basically does not have his own principles does not have a firm grasp of the objective situation and basically responds to various people who he talks to and change his mind based on netanyahu is. presentation of the situation but i must say that there are very stark similarities between the trump policy as he finally presented it publicly toward iran and the policy of the george w. bush administration support for the eretz israel greater israel a very aggressive israeli military policy in conjunction with an aggressive u.s.
military policy in the region so so that's why you know i think there is a very strong parallel between the trump administration policy and the bush administration policy but just finally and very briefly what are your sources saying about the fact that at least trump curbed obama's support for isis and al-qaeda linked so-called rebels in syria which ghibli were allied to israeli policy yes i think that that really represents a position that is shared within the u.s. military leadership at the pentagon who were concerned about the situation in syria and you know really we're not eager for the united states to be allied with the al-qaeda folks in in syria and you know one to a policy that would be more consonant with the. ologies of the situation there and
so that is again consistent with the view that. that the military the pentagon wanted to have a policy that would support the j.c. p.o. a. and to try to continue the stabilization rather than rather than the reverse that and. and support a policy that would be not in keeping with with u.s. interests in the region thought of thank you in a previous segment we made reference to boeing we contacted them and they said this is a commercial dispute with somebody a which has sold a c. series airplane in the united states as it said the low price is made possible by major injection of public funds in violation of u.s. and global trade laws own body chose to violate u.s. trade law and your thoughts as have taken a preliminary decisions in force tariffs boeing is following the long established process for setting trade disputes and we'll see where the facts lead boeing
welcomes competition but we should all follow the rules. after the break fashion icon vivienne westwood on why she shouldn't have to go to jail for protesting fracking in britain is no sign of communism from u.k. pm theresa may despite her wearing a bracelet made up of pictures of legendary mexican communist frida kahlo at this week's pm all the small coming of a but to have going on the ground. there . is basically at this. time to be demagogued screaming this is what food that. you and i always say and it is. becoming more and more fundamental challenge. no exclusion and they feel. they come to get enough and they got you if you want your world.
welcome back there's nothing that concerns british antipoverty campaign is more right now then something called universal credit being rolled out by minority government to raise may according to labor leader cool been paul images voted against it the house voted by two hundred ninety nine zero. to close the road of universal credit will the prime minister respect the will of the house the prime minister replied like the question can send cat food four out of five nine and ten and full of fine people are satisfied very. satisfied with the
service. will have more on universal credit on monday's show but corbin was obviously not impressed by the answer just as he's not impressed by dresner made plans to celebrate the both a declaration which catalyzed illegal occupation of palestinian land in the middle east that's not the way zionist labor and tory m.p.'s celebrate with troy our small national contribution to the creation of a democracy in the middle east sharif for those who suffered from anti-semitism and fear its rise again and in the state of israel a true friend of the united kingdom mase reply ritually came within an hour that israel announced illegal jewish settlements in the heart of a palestinian neighborhood of east jerusalem we are proud of the role that we played in the creation of the state of israel and we will certainly mark the centenary with pride of course it is the creation of israel which fostered islamism
in the middle east israel after all funded the belfer declaration would also help to cause havoc going to a region rich in fossil fuels but a different kind of fossil fuel havoc was addressed by the s. and p. at this week's pm cuse the scottish parliament voted by ninety one votes to twenty eight to fracking in scotland. the prime minister why she wouldn't consider following school and introducing an interesting a moratorium in the rest of united kingdom in order that could be a feat of valuation of the health and environmental consequences of this culture virtual technology and in order that the public can be consulted drazen may made clear her unstinting support for the technology which causes climate change this is an issue on which he and i simply going to disagree well someone who doesn't agree with the woman who lives in this house behind me and three activists a nine year old boy named all of the fashion icon vivienne westwood and son the designer joe cora i'm going to go and see them at the gates to downing street. it
was by. in january that nine year old all of a greenwood wrote to u.k. prime minister tourism a about his fears of anglo swiss petrochemical giant seeking an injunction to prevent any protests from the village. to resume herself did not respond next weekend he also will seek an all encompassing injunction over one point two million square acres preventing and pretend imprisoning anyone objecting to its plans to frack in the u.k. . vivienne westwood and designer joe corey heard about all of his letter and told us that they arranged to hand in another letter to number ten downing street but the police at the gates stopped them we spoke to vivienne westwood. side all over to get some number ten downing street why haven't they let you in to talk about fracking with the prime minister or even to deliver a letter well i don't know but i've just been reading all of those later it's so
good to me work it all himself in exchange between still really needs. and that the country will turn into a gas like sack and its mother's been upset in any way sell well written it's fantastic if you've been to the communities affected by all of those families and friends knowing and literally unanimously the believed turned down any of their mounts because this joint petrochemical company has been terrorizing with the most strict company an injunction that i think it's a bit being granted in history of being the high court next week to defend their. situation we find ourselves in at the moment. this country is now literally surrounded by from scotland the republic of ireland of fracking we have moratoriums in northern ireland and even. england is now surrounded by
countries that have bad. and the conservatives are now isolated as the only major political party still pro fracking in the us deny that they're terrorizing anyone and it's for the safety of the protestors they should be banned from demonstrating against fracking. and their p.r. companies on that for you are involved in organized professional lying and that will be exposed i hope in the next what is the mood in that community you are in in the past twenty four hours and they frightened even a grandmother making tea could be said to jail but generally this injunction stretches beyond even that it stretches to people making comments on social media that they don't like. to people talking or interfering with their supply chain who are no even. on the injunction. it creates an imprisonable a faint something that is
a minor structure and actually parts of our human rights and civil rights to put to peacefully protest they're trying to turn people into criminals they had to do it at a secret court hearing to paint these ordinary people of would say it's and i can tell you i met them last night if you want to talk about spirit any also a bit off more than they can chew this isn't it they're not going to be frightened by this but they've been trying to terrorize people that have been serving in the police force for thirty years as a bronze commander public. protest can understand this injunction and think it makes their job more difficult not more. but on the other hand stated in phase three i mean vivian the law have been frightened of you in the past do you think it's a multinational paying off the law in this country. fracking kills that's what i want to say and this you can't say that where all of our lives. yeah. go to
jail if you protest well i don't know no i believe i will say anyway and find out but. i wanted to present this report. for teresa to read because it absolutely proves that fracking is much worse than calling for the environment and they have been lying and pretending that fracking something that's kind of ok apart from the fact that it's just such an old idea and green energy is is so much change and it'll just then financially it's a disaster for this country if we act on. the health issues just you know people are getting killed i don't know the health issues everything is just ridiculous you see dick in this it's ridiculous ok well you mentioned the
police there have been allegations of the police using excessive force against protesters in wood. hill. new road in particular we've had problems with the police the police had stood by and let private security come out on to the public and bash. all kinds of aggressive. behavior in tactics actually. and in march. there is no fracking so i guess. all there is is an empty field and that field has now been posted with injunction all the way round cameras everywhere and the injunction. even contest or try to find out what this injunction is about you will be liable for costs and if you read the wording on it it's true.
when only discovered the truth about this injunction that this is what was. i asked to see a copy of i had to provide my id my name and address to a new york city's lawyer they sent me a seventeen hundred page document full of legally. and at the same time they put me down as the name defendant on the injunction just for asking to see the injunction now we have a right in this country to make sure that we put ourselves on the right side of the law in this case you need to understand what that injunction mean if you will a newspaper eventually persuaded in the australis one doorkeeper that said there's an imminent and real risk for the protesters that's why they shouldn't be able to protest fracking. i'm afraid from a p.r. company. to protect themselves from these giants with. this petrochemical company and in the end let's face it what does this company want to do with us and all this misery that it wants to bring on the british people it
wants to turn into plastics. there's only learns the size of texas. and. how brave this is all over i think is stunned by the fact that despite you pre. free allowing yourselves into downing street jail out of the letter to go food you know unless they're frightened of all over of his sleep. well i think it's wonderful that she still responds to pull such a young age for what everybody should be responsible for because. it's a killer but. i want to say i'm so proud just my son joel he's my son and both activists and speciality and without a head i just think you know the protesters have been the most important of course thank god we've got all these people protesting eighty percent of the country don't
want to hear what you have police who machine guns are not allowing you. three and to deliver a letter what would you say to activists who want to protest. given there's an injunction and they make themselves liable for prison i mean the injunction hearing three day hearing is happening next week in the high cool we are seeking to remove it and to have it thrown out by the judge we think it's fundamentally wrong in little. country beings and human rights to protest. and so problematic issues with issues to persons unknown they might as well have addressed it to the bogeyman you know. that. comes with this we will fight this for the people who would say it's will fight this right and we're not going to have this this monstrous industry unleashed on to the british people this scene here from would say this community coming together this is going to be repeated believes the village they're not going to be scared of white family. any
else are going to lose this but. we don't want this right we don't need it we want renewable energy we want a future for our children. not armageddon with fossil fuel no i mean if anything it was right to tell the great over reveal just tell you that all of the thanks so much are going to read a bit of your letter talking about it i'm not letting it is safe and this is the second last oliver sent to chile. and he says i wrote on the eighteenth of january two thousand and seventeen and you did not write back actually i feel disappointed because a lecture i got from felt like a lecture you would give to any person asking a question about fracking you did not say i could come and see you fracking will bring that value of houses down number one and then you close on the plan it will
turn into saturn like that she said gas plan that is in case she didn't know to reduce it. and it's made me think that. tracking calls. will tap more than repopulate. the population of england. about the allegations made in this interview and they replied. he supports people's right to peacefully protest and it's important to make our injunctions do not prevent this however when. we have to do all we can to ensure the safety of everyone on underground all sites including the protestors themselves blocking
traffic including emergency vehicles is dangerous place resources. is dangerous in these circumstances and responsible to see these injunctions and we are pleased that the courts a great. announces on this program a new parliamentary group to tackle one of. two hundred years to the day. venezuela the country now with a lot of oil in the world.
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