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hello, i'm ros atkins and this is outside source. we're live in berlin. we are moving around the eu all week long ahead of the parliamentary elections. yesterday we were in the old town of warsaw. this evening, the centre are brother in front of germany second house of parliament. we will look at german policy how it fits into european parliaments gci’oss fits into european parliaments across the hour. also talking about brexit muh today theresa may confirmed there will be a further vote on her brexit withdrawal deal in earlyjune. the government will therefore include in that withdrawal agreement bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum.
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and tributes to a formula one legend who came to define courage — racing car driver nicki lauda has died at the age of 70. think about it this way, three reasons we should focus on the euro league european parliament elections, they will tell us a lot about the politics inside each of us eu 28 member states, also finding out about what kind of europeans who wa nt to out about what kind of europeans who want to come to the with the further integration being promoted by emmanuel macron or 28 nation states to co—operate together on certain issues. such as matina selby is making the case. —— matteo sal vini. the turnout will give us a clue into which europeans
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connect with and engage with the eu and its institutions and its processes . and its institutions and its processes. all three in their different ways matter in an awful lot. to understand these european parliamentary elections, you cannot stay in one place because the campaign is totally different from country to country. on saturday, i was in milan at a rally in support of the populist leader, matteo salvini. yesterday i was in warsaw, in poland — tomorrow we'll be in paris before ending up in brussels for a special election results programme on saturday. all the way to sunday night once the voting is finished, and election special and take you through what we have learned. but today, we're at the mall of berlin. germany is one of the founding member states of the eu and shares its border with nine other countries — eight of which are member states so european cohesion is a priority for germany. in a newspaper interview last week, mrs merkel said "there is no doubt that europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world... the old certainties of the post—war order no longer apply".
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she says europe needs to put up a better united front to challenge global rivals like china, russia and the us. live talking about another challenge he faces. —— here is the chancellor talking about. translation: being proud of what is homeland, and building europe at the same time is not a contradiction. nationalism is the enemy of the european project. and this, my dear friends, is what we have to make clear before the elections. we will turn it back to the european elections in germany across this addition. but we must straightaway turned to brexit. one of the big stores of the day. theresa may has announed a new brexit deal for mps to vote on in earlyjune, except it looks a lot like the old one, which has been rejected by parliament three times. but some things are new. if mps back her deal, they'll get a vote on whether to hold a second referendum.
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there are new guarantees on workers' rights and enviromental protections. the irish border has been a huge obstacle to getting her deal through. mrs may says she's got a solution to what should happen if the eu and uk can't agree on how to avoid a hard border between northern irealand and the republic of ireland. here's the prime minister on why this is the compromise that could get her deal over the line. i have listend to concerns from across the political spectrum, i have done all i can to address them. and today, i am making a serious offer to mps across parliament. a new brexit deal. as part of that deal, i will continue to make the case for the conservative party to be united behind a policy that can deliver brexit. nine out of ten conservative mps have already given the withdrawal agreement their backing. and i want to reach out to every
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single one of my colleagues to make the very best offer i can make to them. the problem is these concessions to other parties seem to be turning conservative mps who used to support her deal against it. here's a tweet from robert halfon. she performed a major change attacked a few months aback when she decided to not try and persuade the most hardened brexiteers in a party, but to negotiate the opposition. in the last few days, the talks finish without any particular outcome. here is the opposition leaderjerry mccord in assessing her latest move. ——jeremy mccord in assessing her latest move. —— jeremy corbyn. no, we cannot support this bill because it is basically a rehash of what was discussed before, and it doesn't make any fundamental moves on market alignment or the customs union or indeed protection of rights in relation to consumer rights and the quality of the food we will eat in the future. also of course the question
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of the deliverability of it, the prime minister already indicating she will leave office, many of her own mps already said they cannot support the bill. i cannot see how it will get through parliament anyway. no, we will not be supporting it. the signs are not good. here's rob watson on whether the bill has a chance of passing in parliament. there is a temptation to say it looks like theresa may's plan is doa as they say in the united states, dead on arrival, because if she had been hoping to somehow attract support from her own conservative party and from opposition parties in particular, the opposition labour party, it is not going well at all. and in terms of this calculation that by wooing others, she can in some ways make up the fact that she will lose votes within her own party, does the arithmetic even come close to adding up? no, it does not.
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and looks to me what the prime minister has done, i guess there was always the danger of this, she has not moved enough to encourage people from the opposition labour party to maybe think about voting for her deal. but it has done too much if you like for the pro brexit wing of her governing conservative party, but i think to widen it out a bit more than that, i don't think really much new in what the prime minister is saying. essentially, her argument, you might find a very compelling one, it is essentially the same and it can be boiled down to this, which is look, it is either my idea or think about the consequences possibly of no—deal brexit with all the economic risk there. maybe of no brexit at all. or another general election in which she described as the continuation of the corrosive and polarising debate on brexit but it feels as though it is all a bit little too late and that british politics is already
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so divided by brexit that the idea that mps are going to come together after the bruising european parliamentary elections that you are building up to there and say do you know what, let's go for a sort of a compromise, it feels like a bit of a stretch. isn't there one other route which some conservatives are interested in which is theresa may goes, replaced by a brexiteer like borisjohnson or dominic raab, they head back to brussels and somehow get a different type of brexit which is more acceptable to them 7 interesting that you raised that because obviously, that is what they have in mind. you can foresee a sequence of events that goes like this. theresa may is as you say replaced by someone who believes in brexit or believes in it more strongly, an attempt is made at every renegotiation with brussels, but at the moment, it seems like that would fail, the eu will say they are not interested in that. then what would happen and you would have probably a conservative party leader prime minister saying let's go for no deal. and then it seems to me that the really big question
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in british politics, and this will probably come sometime at the end of the summer, beginning of autumn would be would mps in parliament try and stop a no—deal brexit if they were successful, it seems to me it would be inevitable you will have a general election with all of the turmoil that would bring in many ways, i guess theresa may's argument is correct, it is either her deal or no deal, another referendum, no brexit or a general election. it's been interesting going to malan in warsaw and now in berlin, whenever you say we are from the bbc oi’ whenever you say we are from the bbc or uk, people actually two questions. we'll brexit happened and what on earth is going on? i always reply, how long have you got. if you wa nt reply, how long have you got. if you want more, plenty background on the bbc news app but we turn to german politics in the european parliament elections. voting starts on tuesday. when we were thinking about where to visit, we have to come to germany.
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it is the most obvious place to come in some ways. germany is one—half of europe's power couple — the other half being france of course. carousel - but it's fair to say, germany is the dominant force. it's the largest economy in the eu. latest figures from 2017 show the country makes up more than 20% of the eu's total gdp. it's also the biggest contributor to the eu's budget — paying more than 12 billion euros in 2017. so what germany thinks, really matters and for any policy to be made in the eu, joined by ana carbajosa, berlin correspondent, el pais and andrea rommele, professor of communication at the hertie school of governance. good evening to you both. thank you for coming out and joining us. how do you see germany's roll evolving. it has changed the last two years. it has changed the last two years. it has changed the last two years. it has to change. if you talk about germany's role, you have to talk
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about angela merkel. she has been the leader, perceived as an still perceived as the leader of europe now with a mega microphone and we have this change of leadership now with the cdu. —— now with emmanuel macron. it will be interesting to see how she establishes herself within the european union and it was to become as powerful of a leader as we have seen with angela merkel? that will be interesting. do you think germans relish that role of leadership? not really, but it is true that since the election in 2017, there has been a lot political domestic, i wouldn't say instability, but action here in germany. which, of course it has repercussions oi'i germany. which, of course it has repercussions on the franco german relationship, emmanuel macron, very strongly on this franco german
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relationship, they would say we have done our homework, berlin, you drag your feet. what happened next, we'll have to do with the succession here in berlin, and how fast the succession is, everybody here in berlin talking about. these macro issues for the eu, does integrate further or pull back as some critics would like, do you think the earth at the centre of this campaign are dominated by domestic issues? normally, we always said that european elections are so second—order elections that you actually vote with a national perspective on the nation state. honestly, i would say this time, the picture of the boaters is a i would say gerber is a bit more on the map andi say gerber is a bit more on the map and i think that politicians and parties in european leaders have to
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develop. —— i think germans are a bit more on the map. thank you to you both. we will be talking to you throughout the hour. on one level it is all about domestic politics and they become intertwined with each countries ambition for what the eu should be. fairto ambition for what the eu should be. fair to say countries and parties within them do not agree. we will come back to the issue. stay with us on outside source — still to come... the world of motor sport remembers a three—time formula one world champion. niki lauda has died at the age of 70. we will hear attributes to him. —— attributes to him. we look back on an illustrious career. this morning, an indian air force plane caring mr gandhi's body landed in delhi. the president of india walked to the plane to solemnly witness mr gandhi's final return from the political battlefield. ireland has voted overwhelmingly
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in favour of gay marriage. in doing so, it's become the first country in the world to approve the change in the national referendum. it was a remarkable climax of what was surely the most extraordinary funeral ever given to a pop singer. it's been a peaceful demonstration. so far. then police started using tear gas on the crowd. we do not know why. the prelaunch ritual is well—established here. helen was said to be in good spirits, butjust a little apprehensive. in the last hour, east timor has become the newest nation, it was a bloodied war for a poor country and the challenges ahead are daunting. but for now at least, it is time to celebrate. this is outside source. welcome back. all meek we are moving
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around europe looking at the european parliamentary election campaign. the voting starts on thursday. we will turn back to a number of issues across the hour. other main story today... —— all week. britain's prime minister theresa may has offered mps a vote on whether to hold a second referendum if they approve her brexit withdrawal bill. tributes have been paid to the former racing driver niki lauda, who's died aged 70. a three—time formula one world champion, lauda famously recovered from an horrific crash in which he was feared to have been killed. he later became a successful businessman, and a major figure in motor—racing, asjoe wilson reports. niki lauda excelled and somehow survived in a desperately dangerous era. he defied his wealthy family's
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orders to be a racing driver. with ferrari, lauda dominated formula i. already world champion in 1975, more glory seemed certain. this was his car at the 1976 german grand prix. other drivers had rescued him from the wreckage. this was lauda six weeks later, wounds barely healed, but ready to race again. he'd heard the doctors predict he'd die from lung damage. he'd implored himself to fight. when that feeling came you get a big fright, you know, you're really worried and frightened that you're going to die. and then that means you start everything possible to keep you going and you can't start your body, because the body doesn't react. you only can start the brain. you hear voices, you ask, for example, names, why is he here and why is he not here? the thing is to keep the brain working. if the brain works the body starts to work sooner or later. in 1977, he was world champion again.
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the championship was lauda's. fourth place at watkins glen in the autumn was enough to regain the world title. a staggering feat, acknowledged when the bbc reviewed the sporting year. regaining the drivers‘ world championship only 1a months after his crash in germany, niki lauda wins the bbc trophy for the outstanding overseas personality of the year. applause. lauda was champion driver again in 1984, a victory for mclaren to go with the two titles that he'd won for ferrari. later, he held managerial roles in formula 1, notably at mercedes. niki lauda lived to inspire new generations in the sport which so nearly claimed his life decades before.
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joe wilson looking back at the life of niki lauda. if you are watching yesterday, we talked about google's decision to cut ties with huawei. huawei's chairman has hit out at the us saying it underestimates the strength of the tech giant. ren zhengfei downplayed the impact of a recent us ban — which prevents american firms from trading with huawei without a licence. another attempt to curb the chinese company. samira hussain is in new york. what is the root of why way past confidence here? what they are saying is a really the united states is underestimating how much potential they have. —— huawei plasma confidence. in some ways, we re plasma confidence. in some ways, were talking about the five d technology, he is not exactly wrong, there are no real solid american competitors that can catch up to where huawei is. —— five g technology. but if you take a step back and look at this within the
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context of this growing dispute between china and the united states, there is a lot a posturing that is happening from both sides. both the united states and china whether we talk about specifically in the insta nce talk about specifically in the instance of telecoms or talking within the wider space of the trade dispute, both sides are really making noises to make it seem as if they have the upper hand and ultimately, it is really up to individuals to decide who indeed does have that bigger hand. thank you very much for the update. she is in new york, i'm in berlin. germany's second house of problem at just behind me. we are focused on the european elections. one of the big things or problems as political fragmentation. —— second house of parliament. go back to 2017. the christian democratic union and social democratic party both took a hit in the 2017 elections.
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it was the worst result since the war. for angela merkel, these are pivotal moments. she has been the leader of germany since 2005. do to continue until 2021. already, handing over the leadership to the cdu to. a lot of expectation that she would be quite keen for mrs merkel to leave her post a bit earlier. let's hear a little from her. translation: we are fighting for every vote. there are rumours about mrs merkel‘s coalition after the european election. but we remain committed to serving our country. here's the head ofjusos, which is the young socalists — part of the spd. i think many young people, they care a lot about climate change and policy for social justice. and for the spd code, right now many people do not believe
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and for the spd right now, many people do not believe that they really are doing what they are promising to do, so for us, it is a matter of getting back trust or getting the young people to trust us. and to actually do something against the climate change and for social justice. we are campaigning really hardly for that, we are trying it and i hope that it works out and young people are going to be convinced that we can do it. why don't you think some people trust you? because you are in government with the cdu? yes, that is a big problem actually. it's the third big coalition in the last 15 years, together with the conservatives, so it is kind of hard to show what the sdu party actually wants, if we always have to make deals with the conservatives also on european level. and on the other hand, the social democratic party in germany has a problem that many social democratic party had in europe the last 15 years.
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we followed a new liberal agenda in 2000 and hnow it is difficult to gain back trust that we are actually going to invest in structures on the community level, and that we want to support workers and not businesses. but we are really trying hard to do convince people and to change our agenda. social democratic parties across europe say they are very for workers' rights and supporting people, however, their lives are going. but a lot of young germans are saying a lot of the welfare in this country helps older people and does not help younger people. do you think that is fair? i think actually it is not so much a question about young and old, it is about rich and poor. actually in germany, we do have a problem with distributing wealth. we have many people who are really rich, and having big businesses making a lot of money here, but the younger people, especially the poor people are not getting much of that. our social welfare system, for example, needs to be reformed,
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pensions too. so we have a lot to do there. and we are struggling to get the conservatives to do it with us. joined again by ana carbajosa, berlin correspondent, el pais and andrea rommele, professor of communication at the hertie school of governance. when you look at the performance of the main parties here and we see this dynamic and a lot of other places, the uk, france, italy, how do we explain why these historic parties are struggling in a way they did not use to? i think there are multiple answers to your question. the two probably most prominent ones are that first of all, voters are losing their party identifications, they do not have the feeling of belonging to political parties any more. that is the first one. the second point is that the traditional large parties that catch all parties as we called them and political
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science, they do not have all a nswe rs science, they do not have all a nswers to science, they do not have all answers to the most pressing issues any more. especially the social democrats. they do not have answers to the growing inequality, they do not have answers to the pressing economic issues, people have come a people have rights for the whole life and do not even have a pension a nswer life and do not even have a pension answer and those are our questions... the social democrats, they would also say the problem is being ina they would also say the problem is being in a big coalition as it is called here. being a coalition with the conservatives, voters cannot distinguish any more what is us and them. that is true. we need to profile ourselves and that is why it is turned to the left of the summer crowds and that is why the centre right is trying to not make keep in mind, the social democrats, you are right. we had a long time of grant coalition. but we also had a time where the social democrats were not in the governing coalition number 2009 two 2013. they didn't do well
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there either. another point. is also easierfor smaller there either. another point. is also easier for smaller parties which are associated with a one issue, afe associated with a one issue, afe associated with a one issue, afe associated with immigration, green party associated with climate change, perhaps that make communication easier? it is not so much i would say the quantity of issues, the greens are about many other things, but it is more about how vocal and clear they are about things. they are not that known. you can see it is more polarised political environment. can see it is more polarised political environmentlj can see it is more polarised political environment. i would also add especially with the greens, we have a new leadership, new faces, i think in our media age, faces like connecting people to issues that matter, and with this cdn and spd, we have been having those politicians for the last 20 years and that that's something. we will carry on this conversation in the centre of berlin. the elections
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coming up two days' time. we will turn back to that in a few moments. hello. middle first of all, into africa, we find a few showers and two let's first have a look at the west atla ntic two let's first have a look at the west atlantic where something interesting is happening. a cluster of showers and thunderstorms becoming more organised and show circulation and as of tuesday morning, the hurricane centre named this system sub tropical storm andrea which is the first named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. it begins on the 1st ofjune. andrea has developed pretty early. it will dissipate the next few days. back to the united states, the next round of tornadoes have caught some damage and disruption to not heading very populated areas, that has been at one saving grace, but they have been
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some pretty intense tornadoes come after 20 in the last 2a hours. the storms also spotting baseball size hail. this is the area of low pressure which brought the tornadoes. this next area of low pressure bringing read the recent rounds in large hail into parts of texas, oklahoma, and kansas, the whole system moving a little bit further northeastward into parts of illinois and arkansas on tuesday. very heavy rain mixed into there, noticed further west all the snow, and cold pool of air here, meanwhile across the south them it is very hot and humid. especially across the southeast and it is the temperature contrast which is what is causing these severe to her that he met tornadoes and thunderstorms. jet strea m tornadoes and thunderstorms. jet stream diving south pushing these weather systems to california, very wet weather there and driving them into the great plains where they have been developing further. it stays cold across much of the west, further snow over the rockies, 7 degrees endeavour, hot and humid
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across the southeast and temperatures reaching the high 30 celsius by the end of the week. well above the season average. into guard, this area of low pressure causing a few issues. heavy flooding rain across germany and poland and austria and switzerland parts of looks like i will the focus of the heavy storms will push a bit further eastwards where the air is still quite warm here and you can see from the red colours, but talking of heat, we have a short live heatwave developing across parts of egypt, cyprus and into the levant, temperatures climbing day by day, maybe 46 degrees in cairo on wednesday, around a0 celsius maybe a6 degrees in cairo on wednesday, around a0 celsius into israel and syria and close to that and cyprus come also sahara dust mixed into that. closer to our shores, looking quiet thanks to high pressure and we will see it winds, good smells of sunshine, and variable cloud but it does turn u nsettled variable cloud but it does turn unsettled across western areas by the time we reached the end of the week. that it's the time we reached the end of the week. that its is how it is looking for the next few days, you can see
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your full for the next few days, you can see yourfull uk for the next few days, you can see your full uk weather forecast right here in about half an hour. goodbye for now.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. he want to understand the therapy and parliamentary elections in its domestic elections which feed into the structure of power at brussels as well. tonight we are live from berlin. yesterday we are in poland and we will be in paris tomorrow, looking at those in a moment. britain's prime minister theresa may tells mps they will get a vote on whether to hold a second referendum if they approve her brexit withdrawal bill. the government will therefore include in the withdrawal agreement bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum.
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it's definitely true that in order to understand the elections you have to understand the elections you have to look at all 28 member states we can also talk about themes that run through those countries, one is that voters tend to look at their own government and pass judgement on them and neither is people are concerned about immigration, it's become a potent political issue within the european union. particularly because i what happened in 2015 and 2016. the international organisation for migration estimates that since 2015, which was the height of the crisis in europe more than 1.7 million migrants entered the eu — although remember that definitive figures are hard to get.
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those two years for a humanitarian moment of great significant and political as well. what i show you is the breakdown of the bundestag that emerged from the 2017 national election, you can't understand it without understanding the issue of immigration. anglo merkel angered some voters by allowing millions of people to come into gemini, this picture from munich station were very well known at the time, hundreds of people arrived. you may remember other photos with pictures and people cheering the refugees as they arrived at by not everyone was cheering. anglo merkel struggled and those bundestag elections and on top of that, the afd, which is very much associated with being anti—immigration, did particularly well.
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i've been speaing to thomas heilmann from the cdu — he says germand have put the issue behind them eu migration. it is still the subject, but it's by far not as dominant as it used to be and it's not the number one issue any more. do you think that where we stand in 2019 justifies what angela merkel did? in general, yes. there are many details where they had been failures in 2015 and 16 and even merkel says we should not copy what we had done in 2015. next however of pa rt. refugio is a shared accomodation, cafe and event space in the heart of berlin. the idea is to offer a supportive space for refugees to meet people, learn the language and feel part of the local community. with migration a key theme of this yea r‘s european elections, we've been speaking to people who live at refugio to hear their stories — and how welcome they feel in their new country. four years after the war was when i decided to leave like it's not my thing at all to fight against anyone or to kill someone or to be killed.
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i feel like they have a lot of different things. they have events happening here. they have a time where people can come and ijust sit at tables and talk either in german or english. when i was living back home for example, i felt like i was unwelcome and someone beat me with an umbrella and they never understood why someone beat mejust because i had a different colour hair, but here it's totally different. i think everyone who comes there is an open minded and interested in the people they are talking to you i feel like they are very genuine and there's lots of living
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going on here. here i start to feel like i am in the same atmosphere of my country that i cannot copy in the morning and there are people i can —— i can have coffee in the morning. talk and we organise dinners every friday. it's more lovely it's a big family. the influx of immigration into germany has the increase of the gemini party and it has a very strong anti—immigration platform. we think it might double the number of seats in the european parliament. their campaign material has included this billboard, a 19c painting byjean—leon gerome called the slave market,
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showing a dark skinned man probing the teeth of a light skinned woman who is for sale. the billboard reads ‘so that europe doesn't become eurabia. i've been speaking to her ra representative. it's very important social welfare and the pension system. especially. we know that it's been stretched to a breaking point, we have a demographic problem, not enough people are still in work to support the growing number of pensioners. we must look at that and make sure that social security is to care for the future generations and that means having discussions on tax reform and pension reform on the welfare system. i want to understand that a bit more because unemployment is very low in germany by global standards and european standards is performing well by most standards, so where do you get money for these reforms you describe?
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first of all, don't be fooled, don't think performance is so good because unemployment is low, many people find full—time work but can't support their own family, they can make a living back take a second job very often these people are on time contracts and don't have full employment and other this is hidden in the figures because they look at employment, looking at what the support and the figures are low, but we in fact know that many people are working more than one job to make ends meet. on saturday i was in milan for the big rally and click put together lots of praise including ours, and when i was watching the speeches, they were attacks on the eu superstate, calls to stop islam, the support extreme positions like that? well, please don't forget, these are election speeches made during election campaigns. they are always sharpened, they are always exaggerated to have
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some kind of appeal. when you look at the facts, the... you and i know the dangers of political rhetoric, you can't just say something during campaign because it's in a campaign, it still the real world. no, if you give a speech during acute assembly of course you get carried away and say lots of things on both and that the political spectrum. do you want to stop islam? stop islam ? i'm just trying to understand because... well i'm trying to understand because your party was on the stage on saturday with politicians who they want to go into coalition with calling to them once a stop to islam and they were a big cheer is in the cloud so i'm interested to know why the afd is comfortable with a statement like that. first of all, we are not against islam, that's wrong. you have to... let's say we are critical of islam, you have to make a distinction between muslims and the islam, muslims in this country who abide by the law, and the children to school, try to speak german and co—operate
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and quits at sharia. second to our allies, it's most welcome like any other country. but on saturday, your party was still on the stage with one party which would like to ban islam and had builders from the freedom fighters and netherlands who would like to close down the mosque so assuming if you stand on the stage with someone, you condone what they say. no, of course not. there is a large group of people from six or seven parties all had their own programmes and approaches, these are problems in the netherlands. but these are not problems for us. so you should ask them what they want. we are talking to these people because... is there anyone you won't to stand on the stage with? give a name. well let's talk about your mep who had pictures of her taking with a bottle with adolf hitler on it, understand she was suspended but kicked out of party. the process is still ongoing, and... what do you have to do to get kicked out of the asd?
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the laws for someone to get out of any party a very strict and difficult and hard in germany and also very easy. they can say you are out and they are out. in germany you have to fulfil certain criteria, so that judges are still out, it's not the final verdict. until the final verdict is spoken, we don't know, you have the same thing, very critical of emigration was a member of the social democrats, but they can kick them out and they want to of christ but they can't, so i'm like in other countries, our laws are very strict. once you are a number of a party, it's easier to get a divorce then dictate out of a political party. ana carbajosa, berlin correspondent, el pais and andrea rommele, professor of communication at the hertie school of governance. well, they did well in picking boats in 2017 let's talk privately about
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how its influence the discussion around immigration in this election campaign can we still feel its influence? definitely, iwould say that the asd has an impact on what we discussed and how discussed and the of our debate has changed quite a bit, we are especially if you watch debates in parliament, we are more confrontational, which is not necessarily bad, but i would say the style has become more aggressive, and it's interesting to see what role immigration now plays in the political discourse, it has been the number one issue in the 2017 elections, but now if you look at last is a bavarian election, and the election in the state that has side, it has not... we expected to talk about immigration but there are other issues as well, what do you
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feel about how it's affected the issue? it impacted the public disgrace, you only have to look at the speeches of the minister of interior for example, in brandon, what's curious is that despite the numberof what's curious is that despite the number of arrivals of funding to to those in 2015 and 2015 and 16 and 17, soi those in 2015 and 2015 and 16 and 17, so i guess it's here to stay and we expected to come back more strongly in the autumn with a regional election. 11 number of people who have gone down, but many of those who came back in 201516 are still here as a prism of the people wa nt to still here as a prism of the people want to know what's happening with them? integration i don't know if he agreed, but it's working well, if you look at the number of refugees employed in the german labour market, which by the way it ties re cord market, which by the way it ties record low unemployment and a huge
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need of workers, it is working relatively well. i agree, the number of refugees that they had been integrated into the labour market is quite high, already, i would integrated into the labour market is quite high, already, iwould not integrated into the labour market is quite high, already, i would not say the question is not any more whether 01’ the question is not any more whether or not they will stay, it's a question of how we can further integrate them into the system. quickly if it's notjust about immigration what are the issues you would say i now dominating? climate change definitely, i think that will change definitely, i think that will change at the european election because we will have you to participating in the election to a bigger degree. what other issue would you pick out? number one issue... will get there and then it's because he go to poland where there is a culture war playing out in the history and the election
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campaign intoa in the history and the election campaign into a national side and immigration in france they want to talk about yellow that's to be here in germany climate change is about close to the single biggest electoral issue which will explain the next few minutes. pretty still employs more than 3000 people in scu nthorpe pretty still employs more than 3000 people in scunthorpe 8000 in teesside at moment and another 20,000 people at risk in the supply chain. more on the story. the town has been built on steel, i was blowing him more or less on the steelworks and that little place and i can't tell you how sad i am for the people there it just kills tell you how sad i am for the people there itjust kills this town if it
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goes. it's really sad my set my husband is at the steelworks, yeah, in february at the minute and it's really sad, a lot of people rely on that industry in this place. the whole time will go to pop in scunthorpe, it used to be a really good town, busy little town and you can takea good town, busy little town and you can take a walk around, all the shops are shacked and the steel industry is what's left. and it echoes, what is left that that town and not much. we rely on a lot of local business to support our business and etc, so it'll have a huge impact on businesses all around the area. i believe in your letter that i quit my previousjob to work here so it won't be good if i leave five weeks after being here. it's not good we all have mortgages to paying kids to feed, you know, we are having ourfingers paying kids to feed, you know, we are having our fingers crossed and hope it stays up many families
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depend on this so we hate might have to leave it they shut it down, at that place because there's no more jobs here many people will be looking forjobs and there are no jobs he has said they will have to move out of town and i look keep going until they do shacked that is not much i can do. the knock on effect will be absolutely devastating not just scu nthorpe effect will be absolutely devastating not just scunthorpe at that's the surrounding area and hold region benefits from a prosperous steel plant. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... talk about climate change and how it fits in european politics. britain's prime minister theresa may has offered mps a vote on whether to hold a second referendum if they approve her brexit withdrawal bill.
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climate change is an important issue in these elections. eu leaders have committed to making europe more energy—efficient over the past 11 years, the eu has been working towards what it calls are it's 20—20—20 targets. 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels increasing the share of renewable energy to 20% making a 20% improvement in energy efficiency. and that's all by next year — 2020. and the greens party here in germany is enjoying renewed popularity — it had a record intake of 10,000 new members last year. they are missing the targets and that's causing frustration for voters. it german mep for the greens: "historic! in a groundbreaking result the greens become the strongest party in the pre—election for under—18—years—olds in germany." the point being made is that younger
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people have it where the greens are doing better they say stop focusing on the afd rehab story to dull as well and here's one candidate talking about the right wing party. the right wing afd party gets a lot of attention — one problem is that conservative parties in particular are moving further to the right with the intention of winning back far right voters. but it will not help them, we have seen many elections now where they lost with those tactics and instead strengthen the far right. conservatives need to urgently rethink their strategy. angela merkel has been leading the country while it misses the targets, that will happen and it looks like it mess that 2030 target as well. i'll let thomas heilman, from the governing cdu explain why the might be losing supporters. we are too slow. we have done some big progress in the first years of merkel being chancellor and then we stopped making process for a number of reasons, and became
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late in the action. we are still in the phase of creating a concept of what we are going to do. but people outside don't understand it and it comes also from the outside into germany, but germany receptive of it all. help me understand because the coalition partners of anglo merkel ibs pb and they would like to see much more ambitious targets advantage your party will agree to, so why won't you go along with them? it's not a question of target, we would like to stay with the targets at the paris agreement, which we don't need at present, so it's not time to lift harder, it's time to execute well. we do not believe that a new tax would help because you can go on the amount of carbon or you can cut over the price.
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but germany missed the targets in 2020 and it's on target to miss the target in 2030, its reasonable for voters to think well perhaps this party is not sure about how to execute it to use your words. unfortunately, we did miss our girls in 2020. unfortunately, we did miss our goals in 2020. we have plans not finalised yet, but we do have plans on how to meet them in 2030, but we are very late and communicating it and i'm one of the biggest advocates and my own party saying we should hurry up and find a plan. perspective from the cdu party. here's what the right—wing afd party say about climate change. its position on climate change is equally tea that's equally out of step. i believe climate change is happening. i believe it's a serious problem we should tackle.
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and i believe that humans had a certain amount of answering to do when it comes to climate change with 7.5 billion people on this planet, of course they leave a trace but the question is what can we deal in a global level to prevent this from happening. and this is where opinions differ. they don't really differ, like the scientific community, do they? because they had a scientific consensus that we are causing climate change. that's debatable. the more important issue is how do we get state like china and india russia and america to one table to talk about this. what can we do together? one single country alone, whether it's britain or germany or any of the country will not achieve much. i'm trying to understand why your party use phrases like co2 and cult, do you think that's a constructive way of talking about a problem that's frightening how we all live? that is been presented to us, if you look at greta, she's been praised as a messiah,
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she's even suggested for another nobel peace prize. this is a teenager. absolutely, but for some people they had taken it as a substitute for religion, we live in an atheist society and then this is suddenly something you believe, you have more reasoning so people grasp it and really getting excited about this. and it's very impossible to discuss with i believe are simply facts. ana carbajosa, berlin correspondent, el pais and andrea rommele, professor of communication at the hertie school of governance. i'm afraid it started raining, i apologise. let's talk about anger merkel and climate change because she made promises getting better are frustrated she has not delivered more? yeah, they are according to polls because the greens had taken a second position in this election, and climate change has become the biggest concern for the voters. for the future here in the city of berlin, and many other german cities
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it's berlin, and many other german cities its huge. at this movement the students, every friday to go to streets and they ask the adults and politicians and people responsible for action, they think government is not moving fast enough and decisively enough. what did greens offer that she doesn't? they offer to actually debate and discuss with students, they offer political dialogue with students and young people. in terms of my policy and cup and that's what different best differentiate the green policy from social democrats offer? they actually want to get into action 110w. actually want to get into action now. whereas merkel and also the spd, they hold back saying we moved the climate issue back to 2030 perhaps even 2035 whereas a greens and say we don't have more time to lose. quickly in the last minute, so much attention on angular merkel, do you think there is a possibility of
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these results were particularly disappointing she may consider leaving earlier than 2021 and you shaking your head. it is absolutely no, even if she wanted to, how would that be possible and keep in mind. germany will have a lead in the european council and she will not give that away. i entirely added three. —— i agree. give that away. i entirely added three. -- i agree. thank you very much i'll let you go because it's raining and thank you for being with us, outside source on milan saturday and here on tuesday we are heading to paris tomorrow when we look at the impact of the yellow that's to protest on the political dynamic in paris and across france, and of course we want to see whether a manual macron vision of a more integrated europe is resonating with french voters i will see you then. thank you for watching goodbye.
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hello there, if you're enjoying the weather you have at the chances are you'll hang onto it for the next few days, at the least. and from 93 to state that night this guy, lanky spouse and warm sunshine, but not for everyone. there has been my cloud across northern parts of scotla nd cloud across northern parts of scotland but at times we've seen outbreaks of rain, a high—pressure sandwich we have low pressure system sitting i decided that but a fairly wea k sitting i decided that but a fairly weak ridge of high pressure, allowing weather fronts to make inroads, do wednesdays the it'll continue to see outbreaks of rain for the northern isles which will be quite persistent in the rain sinks further south, we have also got a seven o'clock stretching from northwest to link insured that could produce drizzle, but for many places wednesday will be fine and tried
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they with lengthy spells of warm sunshine, and enough sunshine temperatures reach 21 south is towards the far south and east. it is thursday and a bit of a pincer movement with the weather fronts, but they will not amount to much at all, still bringing outbreaks patchy ran across the northern half of scotla nd ran across the northern half of scotland and generally my cloud here, i think i selected the day northern ireland was the cloud increase and perhaps other half of the uk to come the air allowing for assigning spouse. and once again feeling warm and i sunshine down to the far south and east at a lead. it is friday, and it looks as though this by the front to bring a bit more in the land cried and perhaps some outbreaks of rain to come after what will be a fine dry start, like the sunshine around first thing, practically out to the east and south of the uk, cloud increasing from the last chance at showering a breakfor the from the last chance at showering a break for the midlands later on from the last chance at showering a breakfor the midlands later on in the day, but will he hang onto the
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sunshine once again if he is pleasant, needed teens to late 20s with the highest temperatures. into bank holiday weekend, looks as though the pressure systems will have a greater influence in the weather more in federal quit rate at times by trice finding intervals and breezy air particularly sunday. so saturday shaping up with a dry start, best of the brightness to the east, increase crop from the left through the day, outbreaks patchy rain moving into northern ireland and western phases of scotland where we get to see down towards the far south and eastern england, highest at the temperatures. into sunday, this weather system likes more active bringing spells of rain in from the last. i think many areas starting a day on a dry note and gradually this pushing and happy person possible before gradually clearing east, behind that while some feel sorry outbreaks of society into both quite breezy this sunday, but in the sunshine once again
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temperature is doing quite well, i down to the south and east, 21 celsius is the maximum. further on in the following week, the jet strea m in the following week, the jet stream will be coming straight at us, it all remained fairly u nsettled, us, it all remained fairly unsettled, as he had through the following week. gradually we say goodbye to waimea we had had with us recently, getting way something slightly cooler as he had into next week. so just to summarise, at the moment, this is like the following week looks like, if he is a text quoted day by day i think we see temperatures come down, breezy at times, and while there is sunny intervals, they will be rain forecast but places may remain dry.
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tonight at ten — despite theresa may offering what she calls a "new deal" over brexit, labour and some conservative mps, labour and some conservative mps say they won't back her proposals for leaving the eu. she says parliament has one last chance to deliver brexit and offered concessions including a vote on another referendum. to every mp of every party — i have compromised. now, i ask you to compromise, too. we can't support this bill because it's basically a rehash of what was discussed before. mps are due to vote on mrs may's brexit plans, early next month. also tonight... the government is asked to step in again to bail out british steel


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