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actions euro skeptic parties are expected to make significant gains and in the u.k. that is music to nigel for raja's ears where his e.u. and anti establishment new brags that party is running away with the polls i'm sorry kelly in berlin this is the day. we need to see bricks through. this promised all of those senators games to a lobbying stop. and explain. to the drug lords pledged more i'm going to charge all the lawyers. and i don't nothing but corruption for all who shouldn't be treasonable the people. we have to still to for. this country if he's taking the country out the golden calf and they see the cliff. and i think the
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budget referendum actually drove about the sort of the genie coming out of both and it's not going back to arab. that. we risk creating her to push us as a time when we need to be acting together in the national interest. and also coming up on the day one of germany's top industrialists is stepping down do you know sacha is giving up the reins at automakers. pretty good only if it's a shame they're a long time a lot like i'm an old. shoe and i'm expecting a fresh winds from the beard off so there's a strategy that's been announced here to all be implemented effectively out of the share price will go up again because. but 1st europe is at a historic political crossroads will it grow more united or war divided as voting begins in the. parliament elections on thursday opinion polls suggest that there
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could be significant advances for the a re of populist nationalists and far right parties that are determined to claw back power from the e.u. for their own national governments for example in the u.k. polls say that nigel for raja's new n.t.e.u. brink's of party could glean as much as 37 percent of the vote there the election has become as much about europe as it has about theresa may and her multiple failed attempts to leave britain out of the bloc. that wherever the knives are from raj is he's welcome back. here and wales for example is meant to recently has betrayed the country but he's unconditionally accepted rule of brussels demands during the withdrawal negotiations with the brics referendum better i don't know. do you. it's a document drop to 5 miss your boat in the air. with as you leave out no looking
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over his shoulder the rush suggests britain doesn't need to deal with brussels the main thing is to leave the queue he doesn't mention that would probably cost jobs. here i'm afraid that there is no chance of being delivered with our current 2 party system in our current government we're going to fight for it again but i believe we can do so i think the budget referendum actually rather like the sort of the genie coming out of a bottle it's not going back. in the city of peterborough over a 1000 people come to check out the new party many of them used to vote for the conservatives the government just more going to chime on lawyers shaving arse and i are nothing but crooks are far from certainly treasonable people people are very angry and feel very hurt and upset that their vote is being ignored and democracy is being trampled all over the internet is that the party claims to have gained more than 100000 new members in just
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a. few neighborhoods they don't need the rest of the wall of change u.k. can only dream of such numbers greater johnson is in the spotlight and path in southwest england the political newcomer who has one main goal we have to stop or for arch takeover of this country with all the lack of values and all the lies that stamps campaigner represents he says it's a one man show who had severe cold to get him into downing street he's taking the got the country up the garden path and over the cliff the new remain party change u.k. has a clear enemy nigel farage is braggs at party but the n.t. bred to vote is splintered and that might be one reason why the pro europeans have not been able to trick nearly the same crowds as a breadth of party who had been bought. 4 rows of chairs are enough to accommodate the crowd many of those who have come other supporting to by the establishment
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parties think this is an opportunity to see what a remaining polity a new voice a fresh voice has to say to me and i was very impressed actually the passion with which they spoke on the question your opinion on a belief change your head of one of the only parties to really really support the people's right to support him and the big parties are being punished in the e.u. elections and that looks like the populists will be the biggest witness right. oh and this election comes at a critical time for the european union as division is deepening and nationalism rising now a new report by the online campaign group of us has found that far right and groups have launched a full fledged offensive bombarding potential voters with dissin from a ship it identified over 500 facebook pages and groups that were intentionally spreading false information the accounts had nearly 32000000 followers and many
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more interactions now of the more than 500 accounts reported by abbas facebook has for moved just 77 and here's what of us had to say about their findings. but what we're seeing is systematic this information that's not one fake is popping up here another one there it is building that works of millions of followers of millions of people and then reaching out further and further and further and slowly but surely kind of deceiving people into believing the same lies and that's the danger of like this information is not one week one big fake news it's done it is over a very long term playing the long game and slowly but surely and messing more and more people who then build like their own bubble of reality and all of a sucker is on the story for us take a closer look so i mean what did this study tell us that we didn't already know i think one of the most shocking aspects of this study the sheer numbers the vost reach of these networks now you mentioned 32000000 people following these pages in
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fact more than half a 1000000000 people have actually seen the content over the last 3 months now that's 6000000 people a day and that's can certainly be destructive in the lead up to an election like we having now and just to emphasize the scale even more facebook you said took down 77 of these 500 pages but those 77 pages they have more followers than all of the populists many populist parties in these 6 european countries have together now it was also interesting is who is actually spreading this this information we're talking about local grassroots groups now we're no longer talking about you know large caches of documents being dumped online we're not talking about russian troll troll factories like we saw for example in the in the 2016 u.s. election so what are some of the examples that highlight it so most of the material that they're looking at is basically a narrative warfare for the far right now we have an example from germany with
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multiple pages seemingly belonging to one. from the a f d that's the populist alternative for germany party. most. accounts with variations of her name all spreading anti islamic content content supporting anti feminists for example now we also have an example from italy where pages supporting the populist league policy there have been spreading a video sharing a video purporting to show african migrants attacking a police car would have a look at that. but if you have a look closely you can see there is a microphone there and there are lighting guys holding a giant white reflector so this is clearly a from a film it's in fact from a film called mediterranea. which premiered at the cannes film festival a few years back so just a few you know different ways of how this president misinformation how big of an
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impact in the south and. it's obviously you can't attribute the rise of the far right to the spread of disinformation of course and we'll have to wait and see the result of this election how much of an impact it could have had now interestingly the threat of this information dip seems to depend on the platform you're using. another study just out from the oxford internet institute analyzing half a 1000000 of election tweets and they only found the 4 percent of them were dissin from asian. and then there is this information that we can see i'm talking about close to networks like what's out for example that has fast become a one of the most popular ways in many countries to spread political dissent from asian so the problem. is that it's getting increasingly difficult to actually see
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the monitor the scope of the threat of this information. on the story thank you. now british prime minister theresa may is pushing back against growing calls for her removal from office as her attempts to lead britain out of the european union head for a debt and both the opposition as well as many within her own party have rejected the revised withdrawal deal as despite may opening the door to a 2nd that referendum and a temporary customs union with the e.u. she urged lawmakers to grasp what she's called a last chance. there is an issue about customs there is a difference of opinion in this house on the future customs arrangement with the european union that's why it's important that this house actually comes to a decision not to issue this 2nd referendum the 2nd reading of the withdrawal agreement bill will enable this house to come to a decision on that issue it would also enable the house to come to a decision on
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a 2nd referendum which only continue to believe would not be the right route for this country to go down we should deliver on the 1st referendum suggesting anything about a 2nd let's get some more analysis on this now a bit of a difference and we have invited christiane shoulder and also into our studio he is a german standup comedian who has performed many times in britain you actually live between the 2 countries as we understand now for now because the situation is really no laughing matter though is that it still is though it's because it's all so crazy that you have to laugh about it but it's not funny because it's people's futures right what is my future too so we just saw boris johnson system for example right she's now kind of like promoting to remain in the european union it's just funny he's so extreme she's so extreme one of them has to be adopted i think you know they can be brother and sister so it's all insane in the end he would be the prime minister and that's going to be the final punchline of the whole joke so
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where do you get your inspiration when you're coming up with you know things that you find funny. i don't know they write the jokes for us down there so the politicians and people in general but obviously if put it to are too funny it's hard for a comedian to kind of like outdo them and be even funnier so now people are expecting comedians to say smart things and politicians to be funny. you know it's all going wrong is no insult topsy-turvy so it's a bit of a field day for comedians right now kind of yeah but it's also difficult because for somebody trump whenever he says something it's so extreme and so over the top that it's hard to make it even funnier as a comedian you can just you know you just have to sit sit there and lean back and. enjoy all the funny stuff he says you know you're sitting back now you're leaning back i mean we have all this speculation that to resubmit his days in office are numbered we've heard that before many times. who would you like to succeed her in office and why 1st i think she's still clinging on you know for
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a while so it looks every every week people say this is her final week now progressing this or find a night but we'll see she's to tries to you know to to prolong the whole thing trying to go through parliament again with her deal. it's like einstein one set like the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and over but expect a different outcome she's like that at the moment so for now i would write her off and whatever is going to happen off that we don't know nobody knows nobody knows i'm a new one thing is really certain though is that the u.k. is really divided i mean we don't see that in the polling we see that in the way the politics is playing out is that something that you also see in your audience is when you're performing what the u.k. has always been a divided country you know the class system has divided it's of the upper class the middle class and the working class much more than in germany other countries. it's best to defend the division between in the way it's scotland and ireland obviously on northern island the north and the south of in this so there's always been
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a lot of divisions and now the just the brics it think it's just another division. is the only one that people could vote for vote on and they did and now obviously we can see how divided the country is so it's not really adding to a peaceful and united kingdom are there certain jokes that just don't play well as a certain audience is i mean do you so yeah gauge the room or figure out you know which area you're living in or you know performing in rather it's very it's very important where you are just like you said so in london obviously everything is a way more liberal than europe friendly and then you go to certain parts of essex well a lot of people voted to give the european union and you know especially as a german going to is not always easy but i kind of enjoy it because i'm in the position of the outsider there so that's that's always a good position to be in there obviously quite a few of them we've had that. thing that germany runs the european union which is kind of true let's be honest and them so that is obviously a position they don't really like to see and i well i play with that obviously
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controversial point by the way i might have to ask you for some facts to back one up i want to read fake news are you happy that you're back in germany now i mean because you used to be living primarily in the u.k. but now you're kind of going back and forth is that because. it is not because of bricks that i just i used to be in britain only and then i got an offer to work in germany and do stand up in my own language and then i started to do it and it worked out ok and now i kind of commute between berlin and london like a fashion brand really. so it's a little joining us here in the city thank you thank you. indonesia's president we don't know has warns that strong action will be taken against rioters in the capital jakarta he was speaking after demonstrators protested the results of last month's presidential election at least 6 people were killed in clashes with security forces violence broke out after authorities confirmed the president's re-election supporters of the main opposition candidate
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claimed that lho was raked. on the streets of jakarta i know the night of violence after protests continued throughout the day demonstrators fought running battles with police throwing stones and lighting fires as they continue to defy police orders to leave the downtown area. the demonstration started peacefully on tuesday evening but they quickly turned violent after election results showed incumbent president had won reelection opposition supporters tried to force their way into the offices of the election supervisor agency they helped molotov cocktails and burning project police responded with tear gas rubber bullets and water cannon. moved on to other areas of the city. and the police. police blame the violence on what they call provocateurs and that doesn't have been arrested. protesters came from outside
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jakarta they came from west java and central java we also found evidence including an ambulance that was filled with stones and tools for attack the election commission said president had won 55 percent of the vote spending defeated opponent . by widespread fraud so far has no evidence to back up the claim the president vowed to crackdown on the protests. there is no choice no choice the military and police will take firm action in accordance with the law. but the defeated candidate is refusing to accept the election results. people's power the government has deployed some 50000 police and soldiers across to. the president's rhetoric.
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it is the end of an era german automaker firm. were c.b.s. cars its longtime c.e.o. david satcher is stepping down today to make room for his successor. led dialer for more than a decade and became one of the most recognizable faces of german business but now it is time to hand over the reins. a grateful goodbye from shareholders after 13 years at the helm. we cannot and will not remain satisfied with the current levels of profitability if i can assure you the time to team is drawing even more motivation to work with full energy towards our annual targets of the. message would be welcome following years in which share prices have been rocky profits slumped in 2018 after several good years teachers actually spend more than 4 decades at time as head of the chrysler division he became affectionately known in the us as dr z.
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even appeared in. his 5 languages the spanish there is only one example that smalling for better performance and handling he was then credited with helping diamond to recover when the chrysler takeover fell apart in 2007. has achieved record sales in recent years after increasing the appeal of its cars to a younger market many shareholders say they're sad to see that should go pretty good ali it's a shame there are lots of a lot like him a lot. of expecting a fresh wind from the near past so there's a strategy that's been announced here will be implemented effectively now that the share price will go up again because. that future strategy will be led by time his 1st known german c.e.o. . us. and we're joined now from the business desk by arthur sullivan to tell us a little bit more about doctors ease departure mean that's what he's affectionately called by many a business leader of this stature why is it meeting now well for starters he's
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going to work on time or for. 3 years and 13 of those c.e.o. so 43 years ahead of a long time to work anywhere 13 years as the c.e.o. of an organization as big as diameter is extremely demanding job so it's natural that you would leave after that stage however the other factors at play here there is approaching a massive transformation as all major car makers are at the moment for several reasons the switch to electro ability autonomous driving etc it's also going through a major restructuring process so it makes sense that you would change leader at this point get a new person in new ideas and to lead this period of transformation also restructuring and also one of the point it's important to us he is leaving as c.e.o. but he's not only leave in diameter so when this was announced last year the announcement was framed in the context that he was leaving in may 2019 because the plan would be that in 2 years 2021 he would return as chairman of the supervisory board so in 2 years time he will actually be back in time or in a different capacity but he's not fully leaving so that's important remember just
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walk us through though the highs and lows of his career as we look back well i suppose the most obvious high is the fact that for 13 years a c.e.o. has consistently been a profitable highly profitable company so that's made him quite popular chair holders the big thing that you find that he generally gets credit for is that when he took over in 2006 dimmers going through a very difficult merger the merge from hell as it was known with chrysler he managed to extricate them from that and then lead them through that period into a successful operation in their own right as diner and then after the financial crisis he also led the mercedes brand and he made that one of the leading brands in the luxury market to get ahead of b.m.w. and so they're his big achievements ready to take it out of the chrysler period in the return to consistent profitability in terms of the lows i suppose the you can't escape the fact that of the 28 it was quite a bad year for diameter their their figures were down their sales were down the revenues are down there was an old timer's fault but things have certainly could and also the 1st quarter 29000 was the same also what volkswagen took most of the
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brunt of this from the diesel emissions scandal it's. remember the time we were not glamorous there either so there's been a few negatives during his time in charge so his successor i mean he inherits as you've highlighted there are some challenging conditions look we expect from him for the 2 big things that's interesting about the success or 2 of the major prerequisites historically for german business leaders of particularly in the car industry has been one that you're german and 2 that you're an engineer he's neither he's swedish and he's prempro already a financial guy he has no real doctorate in engineering he for the last 2 and a half years he's been leading their research and development division that's primarily involved looking into these big transformations that i'm talking about so autonomous driving internet of things technology and of course the big one the switch to electro ability so that's really what his major challenge will be can be restructured dimer and can he lead us into those new technologies testily because in many cases there this is not just a question of returning huge profits it's a question of survival because the car industry is changing that much so with time to be still a major car company in 20 years that's the big challenge we'll certainly have
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a lot of his plate and some very big shoes to fill arthur sullivan from business thank you. kenya now and hippopotamuses are facing a new threat not only are hunters targeting them they are also having to compete with other animals for food as a result their numbers are dwindling now a new study has revealed that any reduction in their numbers could spell disaster for the vital health of rivers in the region. the hungry hippos grazes on the shores of kenya's lake ny fashion one of a the 1500 hippos that make this lake its home but the grass here is increasingly in short supply. locals often bring that cattle down to the grasslands fringing the lake to feed the competition for food between wildlife and domestic animals is driven to the extreme by drought and climate change. it means that people are
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bringing the livestock into protected areas these national parks and reserves and they're competing with the animals like hippos and these poor animals don't have any other source of food they literally will. if they hippos die the rivers and lakes could die with them hippos chum through huge amounts of grass every night and this grass contains a precious element called silica floating in the water joining the day that digestion kicks in they then excrete vast quantities of dung into the water the silica in the hippo dung is absolutely vital for the health of africa's waterways a new study has found it helps curb algae blooms that killed marine life. so to have healthy waterways we need healthy hippos but hippos don't gotta much sympathy with the locals just last year several people have died from hippo attacks
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have been and many many cases of people killed by hippos and this means people don't like to tolerate people they will often. it's been in the press in kenya quite a lot in many many instances of local people calling the service to come and kill him because they feel like their lives are endangered. with farmers that cattle and the hippos all competing for dwindling grasslands the biggest loser of this fight might be our environment. let's all now for the day don't forget as always the conversation continues on. and if find us on twitter either add to that new music and follow me at sarah kelly t.v. and you can use the hash tag that say thank you so much for watching and hope to see them sit.
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