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now that they can get on c.n.n. and other news networks now all of a sudden they're feigning outrage where were these senators thirty six months ago where was lindsey graham where was bob menendez not one time did they bring this up did they question it now they do because they have cover and you know what that cover is. all right you bring up another number of things we can get into there you said earlier that this was. a feckless position by. senators there are many people who saying that president trump and his secretary of state are the ones who are being affected us on this by not taking a stronger position. on the show because the evidence to to those who have it's has been presented to say is overwhelming that it's not it's not that hasn't been a smoking gun but the preponderance of evidence is that. man had to have
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known about this but probably president trump and others are sticking to their position that they don't believe that i mean how credible does that look well does of these are two separate issues and what president trump has said is he's going to preserve the bigger picture the k.-s. a united states strategic relationship because he believes right now that's in the best interest of the american people but president trump has never attempted to exonerate mohammed bin solomon in fact what he said is maybe he did maybe he didn't we'll never know which basically taking a position of physicians is he doesn't know that he didn't tell them the truth when you're dealing with somebody and you can't be sure that they didn't get on the phone to you and tell a direct lie you can't go forward with it now the. as and also said look i'm not in
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the business of regime change saudi government is going to have to figure this out whether or not they go forward with it so he's not defending mohammad been summoned but he is defending his decision to stick with the longer term strategic relationships between the united states and k.s. say not mohammed bin sultan but the head of the cia eight gina has spoken as well as other prominent u.s. senators who have seen the intelligence on this day they say they are convinced that had been someone is behind it's you know hassles job to know this sort of stuff and they all wrong and president trump is right they're all looking at the same evidence no president trump has never said that he was not culpable he simply said look i don't have direct evidence anybody that follows this as senator marco
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senator marco rubio just said on your clip is that if you follow saudi arabia there is no way this happened without mohammed bin solomon's direct involvement coupled with the fact that he has a history of irrational behavior disastrous decisions impulsive this impetuous this and he's incompetent this is a toxic. way of traits i don't know any way the trip administration can go forward with any. deals or commitments that he makes because someone has just proven to be totally unreliable in every possible way but with the president said it is i'm going to separate that out from the bigger picture but he's not exonerating him or defending him all right we're going to have to leave it there john fredericks thanks so much abuse thank you hasn't. now it's been a series of violent incidents between palestinians and israelis in the last twenty
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four hours two palestinians were killed in israeli military raids two israeli soldiers died in later attacks and there's been more casualties in other violent incidents herefore said as the details from west to reach them. well still another violent incidents to join the ranks of what has been an extremely violent twenty four hours in the occupied west bank this time what the israeli military referred to as a suspected car running attack on soldiers just outside the west bank city of ramallah and the driver of that vehicle a palestinian man shot and killed according to palestinian health ministry the israeli army saying he had been neutralized some reports from palestinian media saying that it might not have been a deliberate running attack that he might of lost control of the vehicle certainly there have been a number of israeli settler stoning attacks on palestinian vehicles along the route runs north and south through this part of the occupied west bank route sixty that
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is where earlier on thursday there was an attack by a palestinian gunman or gunmen on a bus stop where there were israeli soldiers and civilians according to the military. gathered and there were two soldiers killed in that attack one seriously injured according to the israeli army now as a result of vats the israeli military have taken the step of the clearing the whole of ramallah of the city which is of course the seat of the palestinian authority a closed military zone gridlock on the v. on the roads around ramallah at the checkpoints in and out of that city and all of this following an extremely violent night in which there were two israeli raids on suspects of recent attacks one killed just outside ramallah another killed inside a building in a refugee camp just outside nablus and then in the early hours of the morning a stabbing attack an attempted stabbing attack on israeli security forces one
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person one of the security forces lightly injured one moderate moderately injured and the attacker himself shot dead so this is a real concertina in of violent events taking place in the occupied west bank over the last day. all right still ahead on i just you know when we come back a court ruling in sri lanka that's a big setback for the country's president. how the snow has fallen and settled in turkey the clans and i moved on with us into the caucasus and even the sweeping gray that came through lebanon to was no an egypt is now the past feature so it should be a fine looking day for friday twelve in leopard about fifteen jerusalem so the sons
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bit of work is a bit more snow to come for the eastern side of turkey otherwise it's a draw pictures drive through iran as well to fourteen turan was to twenty two in kuwait city the change to saturday very little slightly warmer otherwise it's ok and that's true further south that there's still a potential for various reasons of occasional showers in northern saudi and even one or two possibly in the high ground of this eastern part of monday's you see more clearly on saturday otherwise it's a dry looking picture but a breeze going up through saudi arabia thirty three in mecca but i suspect a dusty thirty three and a notable mostly returns to for example qatar twenty five next year is not very high at this time yet it's the rainy season now through well subtropical africa if you like for tanzania catching northern mozambique and the cloud shows it very well it's also there in the forecast it also means that for the time being at least we would drive picture filled south.
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as britain prepares to exit the e.u. people in power investigates disturbing allegations about the tactics used by the we namely campaign we know that the law was broken and we know that campaigns and we know that russia tried to build a relationship with one of the campaigns. paid bricks it people in power are now just zero. and again you're watching out is it a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.n.
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secretary general says warring sides have reached several agreements in talks to end the conflict in yemen they include a ceasefire in the port city of data and finalizing details of a prisoner swap deal they agreed earlier. the u.s. senate is voting on whether to end american military support for the saudi and iraqi coalition in yemen it's also looking at a separate resolution condemning the killing of journalist. israeli army's looking for a palestinian who shot dead two soldiers at a posh stop in the occupied west bank the attack came after the army carried out several raids killing two palestinians. the british prime minister is meeting european union leaders in brussels for more talks to try and improve on her brags that deal theresa may arrive there less than twenty four hours after surviving a vote of confidence brought by m.p.'s unhappy with the braggs
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a plan she's appealing for help from her european leaders as she looks for can. sessions over britain's departure from the e.u. i'm going to be addressing the european council later and i will be showing the with legal and political assurances that i believe we need to assuage the concerns that members of parliament have on this issue and i know the e.u. twenty seven will also be discussing the deal planning and indeed the government of the u.k. is discussing their geo planning but i think it's i've always said to the best arrangement trevor body will face the u.k. and the us to a great deal and get this deal out of the line. jonah how is life for us now in brussels so jonah realistically can the british prime minister expect anything tangible from those discussions in brussels. on this occasion has of it it has to be said it's very hard to see what sort of tangible result she's expecting to get and indeed she's has said herself she's not
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expecting any major breakthroughs it seems that trees of may is treating this as sort of the beginning of a discussion leading towards the moment when she chooses to bring her brings it deal to a vote in the british parliament now with what we know is not going to be included in those discussions is any talk at all of renegotiating the deal they've already got leader after leader arriving here sticking to the script they've stuck to for weeks now insisting there is absolutely no way of reopening that deal and renegotiate its terms including of course the dreaded backstop which is included in the withdrawal agreement to resume i think knows that which is why what she's talking about are legal assurances and political assurances something to be appended to that document something separate to it but which is legally binding and which assures her doubting m.p.'s and others in opposition in parliament that britain can't be locked indefinitely into this customs union backstop taking the
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rules of the e.u. without being able to have any say in making them at the moment it has to be said she's addressing them now they'll have done it without her we'll hear more from them later at the moment there's nothing on the table that she will take away which is tangible there is a draft conclusion which we've seen which she'll have seen it has very glaring which the backstop will only be in place for a short period only and to until so for as long as strictly necessary that sort of language no time limit no unilateral exit mechanism and crucially nothing legally binding so further down the timeline then as we get closer to that march twenty ninth date when. when britain is supposed to withdraw from the european union is there a chance that she may get their future concessions. while i don't think we have to go as far as march the twenty ninth i think the hope that the reason may will take away from her now is that the e.u. is willing to help they've said as much of that they are supportive of her efforts
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to get this deal across the line they see her now of course is the only person who can get any sort of a deal across the line she's now politically safe in theory at least to be able to do that the problem they've got is to find out what sort of help they can give her to be able to do that the hope she will take away is that over the next few weeks and as she mulls a date for that vote we know it's got to be before the judge in general the twenty first they may come up with a legal manner of helping her they will offer it to her at the very last minute before that date and guess what's just been announced not officially but it's being talked about widely is another emergency summit here on the thirteenth of january next year just in time for the e.u. to offer some crucial concessions. journal life in brussels. lanka's top court has declared the president's decision to dissolve parliament unconstitutional seven supremes court judges handed down the unanimous ruling they say the president met in part
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a serious ina cannot dissolve parliament before its four and a half year term is up now fernandez has the latest from the capital colombo. the decision that many out here the supreme court. has historic basically found that president. was in violation of the constitution. when he dissolved parliament now the bases which had been questioned was the fact that the president according to the constitution could not dissolve parliament before parliament completed whole and a half years of its term at the point that president seriously in the dissolved parliament it was at least a year and two months short of that time period and the seven judge bench where hearing made a unanimous decision all of them agreed that the president had violated the constitution so what this means is stands basically reinstated the disillusion has been knocked down by the court in sri lanka now there are still issues yes the
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entire disillusion of the changing of prime minister sparked a constitutional crisis but there are for the issues which will be coming up in for the day is there is the sacking of prime minister brown become a singer who claims he's still the legitimate prime minister and his successor the former president rajapaksa basically has his authority has been questioned in the court of appeal and there is a restraining order stopping him from functioning as prime minister now he has appealed that restraining order but as you can see many things still remaining to be resolved. russia has deployed two nuclear capable bombers to venezuela to take part in military exercises exercises in is a move likely to further antagonize relations with the u.s. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has consistently accused the u.s. of plotting to overthrow him daniel reports. the pair of
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russian to you one sixty bombers arrived in venezuela monday to take part in a ten hour joint training mission over the caribbean they are capable of carrying convention or nucular to missiles with a range of more than five thousand five hundred kilometers the u.s. secretary of state might bomb pale issued a tweet condemning what he called to corrupt government squandering public funds and squelching liberty and freedom all the people suffer. the u.s. criticism inappropriate from a country it said could feed the whole of africa with half its defense projects a white house statement said they had been assured by russia that the planes would depart by friday president vladimir putin earlier this month in moscow expressed his support for the venezuelan leader nicolas maduro when you might use knives we know and understand that the situation in venezuela remains dire we support your
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efforts of reaching understanding in society as well as all efforts aimed at improving relations with the opposition the venezuelan president who has long accused the united states of meddling in his country's affairs welcomes russian support he without providing evidence accused the us specifically national security advisor john bolton of plotting to overthrow him or even going to. i mean for today i come out once again to denounce the plot set forth by the white house to destroy venezuela's democracy to assassinate me and to impose a dictatorship in venezuela mr john bolton has been assigned once again as the chief of a plot to fill venezuela with violence and to seek a foreign military intervention a coup president the daughter also accuses neighboring colombia of working with the americans to undermine him a claim the colombian government in a statement condemned this disobliging disrespectful and the missions of an imaginary war. meanwhile the strains continue to protest often tashan with
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police or to leave the country in the thousands to escape rampant inflation food and medicine shortages and what the demonstrators called police and government corruption and repression. al-jazeera eritreans president. has arrived in the somali capital mogadishu for an official visit. to nations restore diplomatic ties recently after a nearly fifteen year break some alia has accused eritrea of supporting the armed group somalia has also said eritrea support somali opposition groups to sign their agreement to restart relations in july. this is al jazeera to round up of the top stories the un secretary general says warring sides of reach several agreements and talks to end the conflict in yemen
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they include a ceasefire in the port city of data and finalize details of a prisoner swap deal they agreed earlier. you have reached an agreement on the day the port city which will see will really point of forces from the port and the since the and the establishment of a girl no to it the governor it wide ceasefires. if you were leaving raleigh in the ports and this will facilitate humanitarian access of the floorboards to the civilian population and it's really improve the living conditions for millions of yemen is the u.s. senate is debating ahead of a vote on whether to end american military support for the saudi emma rotty coalition in yemen it's also looking at a separate resolution condemning the killing of journalist. israeli army is looking for a palestinian who shot dead two soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied west bank the attack came after the army carried out
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several raids killing two palestinians the british prime minister is meeting the leaders in brussels for more talks to try and improve on her breaks it deal to recently arrived in brussels less than twenty four hours after surviving a vote of confidence brought by her own m.p.'s unhappy with the briggs's plan she's appealing for help from european leaders as she looks for concessions over britain's departure from the e.u. sri lanka's top court has declared the president's decision to dissolve parliament unconstitutional seven supreme court judges handed down the unanimous ruling they say president must be policy to siena cannot dissolve parliament before its four and a half year term is up eritrea's president i c s f word he is in the somali capital mogadishu for an official visit. to nations restore diplomatic ties recently after
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a nearly fifteen year break somalia accused eritrea of supporting the armed group al-shabaab to sign their agreement to restart relations in july those are the headlines inside story is next. a confident reason may emerge is from ten downing street to surviving a critical low confidence vote now the u.k. prime minister is back in brussels can victory give a leverage with e.u. leaders this isn't a story. hello
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and welcome to the program or i'm wrong britain's embattled prime minister has survived a no confidence vote by members of our own party it was a narrow victory but it allows tourism a to continue negotiating with e.u. leaders for concessions on her briggs deal but e.u. leaders have insisted the agreement is non-negotiable we'll get to our guests in a moment but first here's what the prime minister said as he arrived in brussels my focus now is on ensuring that i can get those assurances that we need to get this deal and if that i because i genuinely believe it's in the best interests of both sides you can actually use to get the deal of the nine to agree a deal time recognise the strengths of concern in the house of commons and that's what i will be pushing to do that. i don't expect an immediate breakthrough but what i do hope is that we can start to work this quickly as possible on the shore
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and says this is necessary. but series a may she must hope that the words of president john claude younker of the european commission but with intelligent use of clarification and interpretation there may be a way ahead but central to this is how can the same form of words be acceptable in brussels and unexceptable in london and vice versa that is the question that dominates the proceedings here the question is is of such importance that it's hard to see what sort of resolution that can be given what the governments concerned certainly the german government but also the ins e.u. institutions have said that there will be no renegotiation. let's introduce the panel joining us on skype from london julian who is a french national living in the u.k. also a policy analyst for vocal europe an online news service in the english city of daraa
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thom brooks dean and professor of law and government at darren law school and also in london jonathan lis deputy director at british influence welcome to you all to reason may has survived just about survived a vote of no confidence in her by her own party however has her breaks it deal survived let's start with you in london jonathan this do you think the brig's it deal is in any better position than it was twenty four hours ago you know it's even worse so that was possible first of all the the e.u. has already said on numerous occasions that they can't alter this northern ireland backstop and they can fundamentally reopen the broad agreement legally anyway and so all they can do is take or some language but that's not good enough for m.p.'s who want to see the whole thing renegotiated so that reason may is going to be asking people to renegotiate it but she simply won't get what she wants and on the other to add to that she has now seen arrow thorazine vastly diminished in the vote
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yesterday so if she was able to do something before she's even less able to do it now because the e.u. won't take it seriously and there are one hundred seventeen tory m.p.'s it will probably very scared to deal no matter what she brings back because they can't support her as leader let me bring in julian hose here from london also you wrote an article that said keep calm and carry on negotiating is that still the case right now. i don't think we consider still the case any longer because of the fact that the e.u. has itself said that it is no longer negotiating you have even though you have sebastian could saying that they're going to work together to prevent an earlier brags it's all that means is they're going to the ear is going to try to help through his main get this deal through. they are has already said that he's not going so france is not interesting negotiating this is not into negotiating this d. most study you'll be able to offer to reason that this point is
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a few clarification's a few notes and maybe even as was said yesterday in the possibility of trip continuing the trade negotiations even if the backstop comes into effect tom brooks and everybody seems to be agreed that the are going to renegotiate however the reason may is looking for some sort of clarity on backstop what that might mean is does she get some sort of deal that says yes it's temporary and this is the date we'll come to an end why can't she renegotiate what's the legal precedent behind all of this. well the legal precedent behind this is that the negotiations have come to an end and there was a final deal that she then took to her cabinet clearly there was something short of complete unity on that and in particular worry about parliament not agreeing to this prime minister then went to the country and has been losing popular support for her particular exit plan so she's kind of in this model of kind
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of signing up to something that if she's not able to sell it would seem perhaps probably not to a cabinet but certainly not to parliament or the country with with the negotiations over and it was noted to be started this separate seedings that really they're supposed to be concluded about six months before march no one thought that it was going to go on a bit longer than that and it and it has but she's effectively run out of road which is why that the legal part has come to an end and she's really in a real pickle with this with the scenario. because in order to try to get that confidence vote from her own party she was making promises about getting changes to the legal agreement that she simply not going to be able to deliver and i think will frustrates members of her own party even more. and make up like tick people in the opposition parties jonathan less in london is true is
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a may simply rearranging deck chairs on a sinking titanic that is all she's doing right now. she's playing for time lurch she delayed the vote or not on tuesday because she wants to save her instead in which enraged party which is why they moved this very safe no confidence against her and so now she's going to the e.u. and asking for something which she knows she must know cannot be delivered and the reason she must know that is because they've been telling her for months and months so it seems extraordinary that she's setting herself up for failure the problem is that there is never going to be any way of squaring this impossible circle like so much else and brags that it is simply undeliverable the reason for the us is that the k. parliaments are the reason that some conservatives are against the backstop is that it cannot be unilaterally terminated by the u.k. and there is no set end point but that is what makes it acceptable to the e.u. unprotect or the irish government so if you were to change that and make it
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acceptable then to the u.k. parliament it would necessarily become unacceptable the irish government and the e.u. and if objects which won't happen anyway because they're not relating the negotiation but if he were to fudge it that it would satisfy no one because he would lose trust so really there is no middle ground you are satisfied he had parliament or you satisfy the e.u. and for that reason you simply won't get it still three tom brooks in durham you heard joe english just had to say there's really nothing that can be done we've not been in this situation in the u.k. before so is there any kind of legal precedent is there any kind of room for maneuver that the prime minister might have or is it simply this is the deal and she has to sell it or not if a she doesn't sell it it's a hard drugs it. i think this point about the prime minister playing for time she's certainly been doing an awful lot of that remember that for most of the two years that she or her team have been negotiating this breaks that deal they've been
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keeping the details secret even from her own cabinet he didn't find out about the details until a checkers meeting at the prime minister's residence in september and that's when we started seeing several i profile resignations including your presence the secretary and foreign secretary and then many others of course to follow and she's been trying to play this as it's either her back sits which is the only back sets or some kind of new deal scenario which the government is not planned for and would really genuinely cause cause some serious problems now the game changer in all this kind of what the legal way out potentially might be for her or or the legal way out for others in parliament is that on monday the european court of justice ruled that parliament can unilaterally without getting any new agreement from the you could could pause bracks it's a good pause it's leaving it could decide to not leave and revoke its its trigger
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that option is potentially attractive to those of course who would want to remain anyway that's not surprising but it could also be potentially of interest to those who want to leave those who recognize that the that the deal has been a lot more complex and more arduous than a lot of people probably thought at the beginning on both sides and would be able be an opportunity to kind of get the right kind of bridge for those who want bracks it get the right kind of exits in in place this is still on the table of course other option is parliament could choose to hold to the referendum i'm somewhat surprised the prime minister has not gone for that in failing to get parliament on her side one way of getting them on her side in the next few weeks would be to call a referee. in amman her deal or to remain make it set between her trying to follow through on the referendum of her having the only option versus staying in the european union risky of course for her to do that but if she were to win that would
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give a i think a significant push to get her plan through parliament even against very reluctant m.p.'s she's chosen not to do that general election she could also call have a snap election called but that would be very difficult because while she would be well it well the power is there this could be used the difficulty is it would take a few weeks to kick off it would be at least six week process and we would really get dangerously close to that march state that any new government that came into place where they be led by her with be led by germany corven in labor or someone else they wouldn't have much room at all to get this deal agreed back they might miss the deadline to have that legal thing signed off to have the march. or if they wanted to do something else so general election is a very particularly difficult thing to see happening right now but a referendum is possible and and i'm still surprised he hasn't done that judy ho is
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is it time for the british government to hit the polls busson on briggs and call for a second reverend but a problem about question is that you firstly need to figure out that there's actually a majority in parliament for a second front as it is it may be the case when i hear very much but we have to admit that the number of people speaking out publicly for secret from them in parliament is relatively low we'll see how to be assured that jeremy quo binns labor party is also at the top for the time being not supporting one of earthly what have been lots of things behind the scenes but it's. like many things through brains it's going to affect me come out of or like many things is going to come out of nowhere and jeremy corbin may be waiting for the last moments to call one to see if he can sort of play a game of chicken of the reason may maybe he's hoping to hold while to call for one after there's a vote of no confidence and if he can force a general election some to fit in the pause button i think that the british
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government is trying to avoid that at all costs simply because the fact it would be seen as a sort of weakness it would possibly embolden the far right in a party such within the l.g. to move against in some way or embolden them to push for their version of regs it's or a hard to break that will check is plus what have you because while it may seem like the conservative rebels are the feet of last night and this bodes there was still a third of the conservative party that voted against a reason may and the uniform meaning behind the scenes have been but there was an attack against reason his deal so regardless of what happens it's not necessarily sure that this is going to solve any of the issues that happens and on the off chance that there is a referendum and even within that child there's a chance the referendum could just validates what happened in twenty sixteen and we still in the back and square one we're going to have a severe issue of the two referendums both to leave nobody can decide on the deal
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the ease patients run out a lot about what happens now and again regardless of what government comes in that issue is going to remain jonathan julian makes a very interesting point about jeremy colvin there saying that he's might be waiting for the very last chance is a game of chicken but surely we're at that stage now. well the jerico reign in the labor party have a very clear policy on bricks it which is in some ways they have a very table a sea of rights it which is first of all they will try to get a general election and get elected so they can try and renegotiate brax it themselves which of course the ear is very light is deep let's go with it and if they can't get a general election which would involve no confidence in the government then they would keep all options on the table which most people would understand spe a second referendum now obviously i agree that coogan is trying to delay the moment
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where he gets that but coburn does not want to resume a to be in power so if the if the labor party thought that there was a chance of removing the government then they would take it and the important thing is now a hundred seventeen tory m.p.'s have signalled that their willingness to remove threes in may is it possible but there are a handful of them which would be enough to actually vote with the opposition and force the government out of office so that's the key but one one point that the other panelists have mentioned which i'm not sure is correct actually which is the idea of causing it the lure is that he can extend the article fifty process with the unanimous agreement of the e.u. or you can revoke it all together but the idea of pausing it's like cutting the top and then the restarting at a later date is not really in keeping with the judgment as far as i understand it of the european court of justice if you're of a cape you'll have to be done by not politics by certainly the will of parliament
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and that would have to be settled well it wouldn't be a kind of delaying tactic it would be we are going to remain in the e.u. so there might not be a panacea it might not be an option for just do we have more time to think about this work you're shaking your head in disagreement with jonathan less just tell me why. yeah actually you had because parliament can revoke treating article fifty and stuff that makes it breaks a process but it can then choose to trigger it again in future there's nothing preventing problem for doing that legally so we have a legal mechanism immediately but we have a legal mechanism there but earthing you're clearly disagreeing with this you don't think it's a great option for the country before questions when it will be cheap a page where you point to so be it would be bad faith us oh well let me come to julian then and. please make a comment make a comment i was going to comment on the fact that i think it was made clear within
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the judgement that if the u.k. chose to revoke article fifty one counsel to break the person's all together and that would need to be done in good faith and under the understanding that this was going to be used to stop as jonathan said to stop the negotiations give them time to breathe and in effect in terms of how the e.u. would see this if the u.k. chose to revoke article fifty then it would be doing so under the guise of staying within the e.u. not just to have a quote reenact what happened in last year one last period of time since the fifty's and acted it would need to be sort of a definitive action jonathan people increasingly getting frustrated with the power games that are going on there's a lot of talk now that nobody in the u.k. is showing any kind of statesmanship that everybody is in it for themselves to try and either grab power or stay in power is that accurate you think. i think there's a lot of treat in that we are seeing kind of
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a breakdown of britain's reputation the political office has been revealed not to be out in the national interests which has been a great international shock for a country which brought its polls is renowned for its pragmatism its good sense its reliability britain is sort of defying world opinion right now on the problem a's that the fundamental problem is that bracks it in the form in which it was promised could never be delivered until reason may in our cowardice and dishonesty and afraid to say never made that clear quite the reverse she went along with the pretense for two years that all of the promises and the guarantees could be delivered with none of the resulting pain so she could have all of her redlines but with no economic harm with no let's go damage with no threats to the canonical political integrity of the united kingdom that wasn't possible so obviously the people that she made those promises to and now incredibly disappointed so there is
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no majority as other pundits have said for any particular deal so it seems the like yours option that they'll either be a general election if enough people fed up or there will be a referendum and the referendum would most likely be. as tom said with between may's deal and remain and sorry if may still date when then parliament will presumably be compelled to enact that deal and then we would leave an orderly way tom let's just talk about the question that was asked in the first referendum it was a very simple question would you like to be part of the e.u. or not to do you think that people were informed and off about what that actually meant and do you think there is a legal challenge to be made to simply say that there wasn't enough information available at the time to make an informed decision. i think people did know enough and i don't think there's a basis for challenge that as it were i took part in public and so. taishan advised he looked royal commission on that question advising the change to remain or leave
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versus a yes or no format that was initially put forward by the then david cameron government the basis of it was a more can a neutral question that wasn't biased for one side or the other so that's why i think one thing that's different that that's clearly come out of this is to compare this referendum with another one the one for scotland's independence were these guys national party lost in that referendum the s. and p. put forward a white paper a long document about what exactly would mean on the british pound the place of the queen their immigration policy domestic policy borders security and so on people had a sense about what exactly they were going to gets and so if they won or indeed if they lost people who knew how to get a clear sense with their going forward now i think when it came to leaving the european union that meant lots of different things different people i think when
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trees that may something up as bricks it means practice it that was actually probably pretty accurate because they had some people in the official leave campaign talking about the point space immigration system that was then promptly ruled out curiously exists right now in law for non e.u. citizens we had others saying that there was going to be big reductions of all types of immigration we had. it seem to matter who when you went different camps had different stories as to what exactly it meant and of course you could leave the european union but still be in the customs union and so still have the freedom of movement that it seemed many people wanted to stop so there's a lot of confusion that frankly was probably deliberate that in the boat leave side trying to find any set of straws to kind of make sure that people could grasp to take that side and take them and when it was all about winning and not so much about tell to. as i spoke to one national leader of the of the official i can't
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been asked why didn't they have a blueprint like scotland's independence referendum did and i was told because they learned from that that would scotland win digimon details about exactly what this meant they found they got into a lot of trouble because people had a lot of things they could on pig but they only kept it around a few kind of central themes about taking back control and it more money in people's pockets or in the n.h.s. that might be a better way of winning and that they would sort of the details later and i think we're all paying the cost of that now judy let me just ask you as a frenchman living in london speaking to a lot of people across the european spectrum what's the view what would what does europe think is going on in britain right now. so i mean it's not competitive it's actually quite sad when we think about you know britain who has always been on force level of the poena see if it's governance for us bureaucracy which compared to the french market and so years. hasn't held above those organization there's
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also the sense of confusion about why they're doing this i mean for example i was at a wedding this summer with my family in our shell and what people asked me was i mean you you know politics i mean we fought things are bad here in france like one offs going on in england the last in lines and even with colleagues i've spoken to across europe as far as hungary in brussels when i've been travelling around the fronts and even in the u.k. with the citizens that means for tennis working here people simply don't understand how does being such a breakdown and you know police could disappear and diplomatic disappear in just the functionalities that's a required for this process to be effective i mean even myself i was quite taken aback when i mean i knew the media had fights an unhealthy affect. on the political landscape when you hear seeing titles like enemy of the people all these people all
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traits of all these kind of really sort of war like this criminal tory language use against people who simply don't agree of you for me personally it was horrifying to see for people abroad it's actually quite scary enough had friends of mine who said oh i don't want to go to a kenyan mall i know i've have former colleagues who have left the u.k. because they just didn't want to live in this country anymore and as a member of the free million i feel it's important for me to say as well that when it comes to citizens' rights you says it can do here also quite worried because we don't know what's going to happen out of all rights are being enshrined in law in a way that they can be modified later on down the line and so you know five three body i mean something different about for everybody is quite scary and worrying thank you very much to all of guests certainly a very difficult period coming out of britain the prime minister and the opposition
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have agreed here will mean a lot for the future of yemen it will mean a lot for the evony people who will see concrete results in their daily lives yemen's warring sides reach a deal in sweden after the u.n. agrees to play a lead role in the port city of data. in washington the u.s. senate debates ending support for the saudi u.a.e. coalition in yemen. a sudden rise in violence in the occupied west bank after israeli raids and palestinian attacks plus. the best arrangement tragedy for both the u.k. and see us to agree a deal and get this deal over the line to recently holds large stitch talks with the e.u. leaders to rescue her troubled briggs a plan. a we begin this news hour with what could be a breakthrough in ending the four year long war in yemen u.n.
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back talks in sweden between representatives from the two sides have agreed on some of the most pressing issues tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions more are on the brink of famine the u.n. secretary general antonio good ted h. says there is now a clear route to ending the conflict you have reached an agreement on the day the port city which will see a move will really prime months of forces from the port and the system. and the establishment of a girl in order that the governorate wide cease fires. the u.n. will play a leading role in the ports and this will facilitate humanitarian access and the flow of goods to the civilian population and it will improve the living conditions for millions of yemenis so this deal centers on two cities that have seen some of the worst violence and a cease fire has been announced in the crucial port city of her data the u.n.
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says it will eventually take some level of control there there's also been a mutual what they're calling a mutual understanding on deescalation in the southern city of ties that follows a prisoner exchange deal and an agreement to meet again at the end of january we also heard from the un special envoy to yemen martin griffiths i don't think it would be right to give you a specific outline of the kind of things we would like to see on the court but it's clear that it's public knowledge that the starting point on the airport is opening it up to commercial flights maybe domestic first and that the u.n. wants to see that airport open to soon as possible. as agreed by the parties and i would like to think that over the next week maybe less we might find an agreement on a diplomatic end to james bays joins us now from the united nations in new york so
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james they agreed on a number of things there but it was a bit thin on details and there were other aspects that one addressed. like paul that was there referred to by the special envoy martin griffiths hoping for a deal not going forward but not one that he could get in this document this is the final deal it's short i think on some of the detail that they'd like and some of the points in this agreement are somewhat vague but this is at the higher end of expectations of diplomats ahead of these talks and you just have to look at the handshake between the who think chief negotiator and the yemeni foreign minister i can tell you before these talks started diplomats were predicting to me the two sides probably wouldn't even sit in the same room when you got those smiles and that handshake having said that when they then spoke to reporters there's clearly
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still a lack of trust between the two sides because both said that they would comply with this deal only if the other one did let's have a listen. oh good can look into to agreement signed upon and shared u.s. effort that has been taken thirty slee release in the prisoners and those who have been forcibly abducted and the other agreement is that what they are that this virtual agreement however we are a human that the other party will with their oh i know will release the president as. a lot of we are ready to implement the peace agreement and give the u.n. a logistic role in running sunnah airport and what data port but we need more guarantees because the other side keeps sabotaging everything we didn't get anything major in sweden but there were some good developments there is no military solution in yemen and still we can reach an agreement if the other side agrees to
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a political solution. attention now turns from stockholm and sweden to here at the united nations sweden's ambassador to the u.n. scoop told me he does believe this is a breakthrough but there need to be things that are dumb to endorse the deal and move on then to the much more difficult task of getting a lasting peace deal for yemen with some sort of power sharing agreement what they're going to do is building on the fact they have the secretary general of the united nations there for the talks in sweden along with the swedish foreign minister and the u.k. foreign secretary is trying to get the u.n. security council together they will be meeting on friday here in new york to listen to the details of the deal and i can tell you behind the scenes there is already work on on trying to get a resolution of the security council possibly as early as next week to indorse all of this to lock in what's been achieved and then the idea is that the parties to go
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back to sweden at the end of january and try and work on the next bit but the next bit of course is the hard bit they were dealing with the flashpoints right now like data they've now got to look at how to find a way for these two sides the yemeni government who thiis to live together in one country and of course remember it's not just those two sides there are other players most significantly saudi arabia and the u.s. a who to some extent pulling the strings of the emily government james may's live for us at the u.n. in new york thanks james. beal haughty as a former u.s. deputy chief of mission in yemen he says he's optimistic the joint resolution will be effective. beyond the atmospherics having come to an agreement on even partial will draws the redeployments mainly and what they the
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is a very good breakthrough obviously it's not the whole thing but instead of the un observers from across the red sea in djibouti they can be right there on the ground instead of one side or the other controlling the port that's excellent and that is the best confidence building measure i think so there will be difficult steps ahead to be sure the whole proxy thing has been exaggerated and has been a game from the beginning. in the end there any outside intervention has not been helpful because for four years it just lead to destruction and death i think right now the un having brought the two parties most directly involved together some kind of a joint resolution on their part to say to all outside powers thank you very much please make sure there is
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a general cease fire and we'll take it from here that would be excellent the un security council if they can produce a resolution demanding a total ceasefire and if the u.s. government can lean on the saudis to stop the aerial bombardment completely i think that would be a terrific second step to this breakthrough in sweden and we can we can look hopefully towards the future. yemen's war is also the focus of the u.s. senate as it prepares to vote on whether to end american military support for the saudi and iraqi coalition on wednesday senators voted sixty to thirty nine to consider the measure which they're discussing now while a number of republican support the resolution many still oppose it. and the saudi military by any objective measure is guilty of war crimes is long
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past time for us to say enough earn their storage of this issue is good during steadily as the numbers of the carriage to the new norm when the world's poorest countries sworn into the found as a result of saudi arabia is integral to an ongoing aerial bombardment we've all seen the photographs of the dead and dying. children are really walking skeletons the november skin and bones are taking a closer look at the united states' involvement in the war in yemen the u.s. has been providing support to the saudi and erotic coalition air since twenty fifteen until recently much of it was in the form of refueling for saudi jets they stopped that last month by mutual agreement the u.s. still cooperates with the coalition on intelligence and is the top supplier to saudi arabia and the u.a.e.
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it says its officers advise on potential targets to minimize civilian casualties that saudi strikes have killed thousands of civilians including dozens of children on a school bus in sabah province in organists the head of the senate foreign relations committee also introduced a separate resolution on saudi arabia calls for the crown prince mohammed bin sandman to be held accountable for the murder of journalist roslyn jordan is live for us in washington. rosalynn jordan is live for us in washington i believe she's just talk us through just talk us through this wasn't the senate is going to close debate on the yemen resolution in the next thirty minutes or so then it will start voting on each of eight amendments that have been offered to clarify or make more specific the terms of this resolution then once
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that those votes have been taken then there will be a vote on the resolution itself that could happen or between twenty and twenty two g.m.t. between three and five pm eastern time that all depends on how many senators stay in the chamber that certainly speeds up the process if they have to wait for senators to come back from meetings or from constituent visits or what have you then that prolongs the process but the idea is that there will be a vote on this resolution perhaps late afternoon early evening on thursday and what is i mean it's not clear whether they have the votes for this to to make any difference so weak begs the question wasn't whether what what what they're trying to achieve here well it's not so much a question now of whether or not this resolution would pass it's a centrally a symbolic vote at this point.


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