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skeptic britain referendum by the end of twenty seventeen other bloc members appeared to lose trust in the united europe as well. syrian troops fought for control of a rebel stronghold near the lebanese border to be a key supply route opposition forces at least fifty eight people have died in the battle for the city. and atomic allegations iran gives the go ahead for u.n. inspectors to visit one of its nuclear facilities and only if they sign a protocol laying out their suspicions about the country's nuclear program speak to the head of the international nuclear watchdog.
well news twenty four hours a day you're watching r t i'm kerry johnston. to stay or to go that's the question center stage of british politics the pros and cons of either membership or thrashed out a draft bill in the in out referendum recently issued by the ruling conservative party says it must be held before the end of twenty seventeen has been hailed as paving a clear route towards change in opinion polls suggest an exit from the e.u. is the most likely route let's take a look at a survey by the polling center well back in two thousand and seven they found almost half the u.k. population didn't trust the european bloc and with anti sentiment growing in recent years a similar thing twenty twelve revealed almost seventy percent of those who took part where you're a skeptic well arty's piece all of it and then finding out what others in europe think about britain starts. should it stay or should it go britain's future in
the e.u. is getting serious air time at home that we're better off out now whether britain should remain in the gate for britain to leave the european union to those that britain would leave behind think about an e.u. with no u.k. britain it's important but the truth is of course you are could survive without britain it still would be european union it would be still a very large market it is possible it is thinkable we can have a european union without britain among germany's euro skeptics there's a grudging respect for their british counterparts challenging brussels bureaucracy however they fear they could be in for more of that bureaucracy should the u.k. leave it will probably have a backlash for the european thinking and then they may think well now we have these oddballs and we can go even further with the way of centralizing everything and even overregulating more than we have already and how do the german people feel
about britain looking into divorce. if they want to go than they should if they don't it's not really. i couldn't care less but if that's what they want then we'll just continue without them. we can't leave you it never became possible because of their mentality and colonial past. when you know they are not in the euro zone and if they want to leave i say go for it i'm not sure what they'll get out of. those germans that say that they are concerned whether the u.k. remains in the european union or not they find their infer something of a shock should the united kingdom opt for independence because if the u.k. were to leave the single market would shrink by fifteen percent and three hundred billion euro worth of annual trade would face extra costs and this would affect of course everyone the. those in german chancellor angela merkel's own party have
wondered if the u.k. as a truly became a member of the e.u. great britain and then to a group part of europe for more than one thousand years has always been uneasy with being a member of the european union so now it comes to before we have to deal with her from home having promised britain a referendum on a u. membership it's going to be it's almost impossible for this government of the next to take the issue off the agenda if that split does come about it should to bring about changes but perhaps not too many tears from the heart of europe. peter all of her party. of financial doldrums and toughing austerity have been fueling dissatisfaction with the ease policies across the continent and searches reveal many people in the block or losing faith in european project starting to think maybe better off on their own artists as are syria has been gauging the mood among eventers. oh if you're talking about the gloomy situation here in europe it's
no longer just the naysayers or the so-called euro skeptics who are voicing their pessimism ordinary citizens across europe have now been starting to change their minds really on this entire european project if you look at a couple of recent surveys one is the pew study it shows that right now less than half of the european citizens support this entire a european project that they're even optimistic about it it's at forty five percent right now down from sixty percent the last year and this of course has largely to do with the entire economic situation we've seen dismal numbers come out this week putting nine out of seventeen euro zone countries in a recession and if you look at one of those countries which is france it is also one of the two poor countries at the very foundation of the creation of this union seventy seven percent of the french feel of that economic integration has been bad for their economy that more business within the e.u.
has undermined their own economy and if you look at the biggest concern of a citizens here it is the lack of jobs at seventy eight percent and that is not surprising considering that the e.u. has reached record unemployment rates and still continuing to rise also we look at the youth unemployment here we've seen that going up above fifty percent in countries like greece and spain and the optimism really has gone down into the most pessimistic countries really france and italy not seeing any future for the young people we've seen a rise in suicide rates again in countries like greece spain and italy we've seen on employment skyrocketing poverty among young people children here in belgium has just gone up as well as a result of a lot of parents losing their jobs so these numbers are just confirming the kind of pessimism that is across europe it's not again just an opinion of the euro skeptics or naysayers these are figures of citizens themselves creating this european union and looking at what the future. for the really are not very optimistic at all.
the e.u. doesn't need britain french president francois alone caver it's pressure to reform the bill. and should everyone in the. exits and not just economy germany should be. not wired dot com. more news today. these are the images and seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. almost always had few including family spirit by the court of protection in the u k
. jailed for trying to take cat elderly we bring you the story of one woman who with secretly thrown into prison for trying to take on the state that's coming up in just a few minutes. syrian government forces are regaining control of the city a strategic area long held by the rebels at least fifty eight people have been killed in the battle for what's considered a key weapons smuggling route for position forces in these border syrian troops have reportedly entered the center of the city retaking the town's main square one useable building had been dropped throughout last weekend urging citizens to evacuate the area before the offensive involved the shelling of a rebel stronghold the battle for the city in a contested homs province is viewed by both sides it's a turning point which could prove crucial in deciding the conflict journalist. has more now. on the north an area of the city that is the full control over the east
in western. side of the city that was liberated the center of the center city is related and in a surprise visit the syrian army managed to make a full circle around the city fighting the opposition position fight is the main achievement is to stop that line of supply chain between lebanon and syria most of the fighters from different areas and syria in order to get them in course so of course they had become the capital of pollution this operation moved very slowly but it was for these studies traditionally. they managed to make first they started from the west from western side of the of this of the city and veteran areas they control this this is known with some fighters from lebanon some extremist group were preparing to go into syria to fight with that it builds. we're going to make
it we're going to make it kind of a big affront in order to fight and expand. the fighting line between government and opposition by this now we have limited the five into one fifty or one into one part of the city international and you know and international food has started to change with the russian american agreement that it's less acceptable it's no longer acceptable for countries that got to go against american will by providing more weapons that if aleutian. in syria by this it's a kind of a green line for the syrian government forces to go into that it will be told let's say which is of course said no now by this no more smuggling will go on no more. weapons coming from cut off from other countries of courteney u.k. as being the stoking controversy exercising sweeping powers to decide the fate of
families and individuals charged on foot to make their own decisions children have been separated from their parents and some people even jailed secretive body called the court of protection what is pretty boy care about one family at the center of one of its most notorious cases when john maddox was diagnosed with dementia his children ivan and one day intended to give him the best care they could but they clashed with social workers in their local council which took the family to the secret court of protection it will the eight year old lack the mental capacity to make his own decisions and needed to live in a special care he didn't want to be in a home basically told he didn't want to be and. he wants to go with one to the final home with me when i'm swear to god to look after him. the court makes rulings on behalf of citizens deemed to one well to be responsible for their own affairs it has power to take control of assets and separate family
members all in secret wonder and i even want to loud to take their father out of the state run facility or even discuss his living arrangements with him but he kept on asking me want to go. but i didn't like to tell him that it didn't mean i was any more they got it because of the court protection the sickos will do whatever they want with finances in its house what are going to be locked up in these rooms we can't write. i don't feel free in order to mount a legal challenge to the secret court ruling wonder took her father to see a solicitor one day tried to draw attention to the case but was sentenced to prison for contempt of the secret court so instead of caring for her father like she wanted to she had to spend two months in here in the company of criminals i cried the fierce two days i was in the prison i cried because nobody you treated like an
ardent criminals and if you go in there you really cannot challenge the question as to whether somebody has mental capacity or not without talking to them and she was in prison firstly for taking her father to see a solicitor in birmingham. which makes it sound quite u.k.e. well in a sense it's worse than drip drip because draco would not have gone that far when i was in the chair i was frightened because the less minty a phone calls so i was afraid to speak to dad. because i'm the commission's report on is and also you know in case i got in more trouble meanwhile her brother and i even watched their father's health deteriorate and at the strain of her absence in the end when he moved into that far alone that was the end of him and he wanted it wanted still loved him anything i said you've got to know this she divorce. she's put herself in prison port observers say the difficulty with justice behind closed doors is that no one knows if the lawyer is being followed the evidence is heard in
private defendants often lack legal representation and aren't allowed to publicize their case when their sons it is giving the state too much power to intervene in people's lives preventing people complaining about what's being done to them is never right the governments faced a barrage of criticism over the practice of secret justice justice secretary chris grayling has said i have written to the president of the court to ask him to look at what steps can be taken to increase transparency while continuing to protect the interests of vulnerable adults but john maddox never got to go to his home or to his family he died in january of this year he swore to me what what they're doing that taken away from a spark and the wording of what's going on to us when we get older you know we've got to be really careful. not say like. stoke on trent but i still to come this hour we take
a look at the latest twist in iran's nuclear deadlock that seemed just a couple minutes here in alt. dangerous experiments on prisoners they want to make money and they have to use healthy guinea pigs in the regular society they're not able to use prisoners i mean more they wish they could. drug tests on human guinea pigs. paid to paul deadly pills he didn't pass away he was killed. he didn't pass away they let him down. is pharmacy really about helping people.
more news today violence is once again flared up the phone and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are old today. welcome back to r.t. now at some other news making headlines around the world a sum of five hundred members of a tourist libyan is a missed group battled police in the streets of tunis is about last sunday and one person dead a government ban on a hardline islamist conference on a street party and claim responsibility for clooney u.s. ambassador in the libyan city of benghazi last september to this has been struggling to contain its extremist religious elements and arab spring in twenty
minutes. ten people have been killed in an attack on a police station sunday evening the gunmen then led an assault on a military position before setting it on night one on saturday another ten police officers were kidnapped in the western anbar province parlance in the region has been mounting over the last five months between the sunni majority in the she had ministration. the u.s. has been in the grip of extreme storm weather for the last twenty four hours leaving at least one person dead as many as twenty six tornadoes ripped through the country center there is forcing oklahoma's governor to declare a state of emergency there is hit along with massive children from the storms local weather service of the said warned of possible destruction. now iran is ready to allow atomic inspectors into one of its facilities if they start a critical detail in this is over the country's nuclear ambitions that was the
message from iran's ambassador to russia to the un's nuclear watchdog you want to take a look at the parchin facility there to run suspecting it's a nuclear test site a political analyst side mohammad marandi told us earlier that western nations on willing to compromise on the issue. for each give there must be a take in other words if iran takes a step forward that i must also give something in return and vice versa what the iranians are saying is that part of chain which is a military complex is it's fine with iran for the i.a.e.a. to inspect at site but the iranians wanted to be done within a comprehensive framework otherwise if the iranians allow inspectors inside there's no reason to prevent the americans from giving when they find nothing then the americans will say no well it wasn't that building it was another building in the parching site that you need to see and this story will go on forever and ever so
the iranians are saying let's sign a comprehensive agreement and then we will allow you into the side and return you have to give something to us if it is proven that there is nothing there that is dangerous or suspicious then the i.a.e.a. must give us a sign of approval so it's very easy from the perspective of the iranians to resolve but i say chief is basically someone who is controlled by the united states he was installed by the united states and he is one willing to resolve the situation would you say this is why didn't it did the world power as they run in talks in kazakstan last month and who would you say is the more stubborn of the two sides the other side because of the situation that western countries have brought about as unable to make a decision and to move forward to constant threats made by israel. are themselves a sign that it is an irrational regime and hostile regime and that some countries
supported every time it makes a threat against the iranians again shows that the iranians that western countries do not behave rationally when it comes to iran israelis who would lose militarily as well as politically because the international community aside from the west they would recognize it. israel is the aggressor state and it would cause further instability in the region which does not serve the interests of the united states or israel so the iranians really at this stage don't take any threat of military attack as serious but it does see it as a sign of israeli human behavior. iran and u.n. officials are to kick off another round of nuclear talks in vienna on tuesday the tenth meeting since early last year. he wants to resume inspections of tehran's facilities should thinks are carrying out atomic bombs search he spoke to the organizations director general to get his take on this latest meeting is a preview. on
may twenty first in vienna six party talks on iran's nuclear issue will be held these talks were inspired by the international atomic energy agency and to discuss the upcoming negotiations in vienna and many other issues were joined by the director general of the organization mr yukiya amano many thanks for finding time for this interview with us thank you for inviting me now let's jump straight into the fray on iran about the talks in vienna. i've heard many opinions that these talks would hardly bring any resolution to the matter of the ongoing stalemate which has been going on for many years now what is your opinion do you think that the west is actually interested in facilitating any. peaceful solution i believe that all the countries are very much interested in resolving the outstanding issue related to iran by diplomatic means of course the i.a.e.a.
is determined to do its best to resolve for the else standing issues diplomatic talks and that is why we have came round of negotiations with iran to find a way to resolve the issues but the fact is that until today we have not yet reached agreement but will continue if we just had a meeting with iran on the fifteenth of may. it was a intensive meeting but we have differences and we could not reach agreement with one of the latest reports by the international atomic energy agency says that iran does not provide the necessary cooperation with the agency does that give any grounds to suspect that iran is actually having a nuclear weapons program in the come. three we are not saying that iran has
nuclear weapons or iran. decided to develop nuclear weapons but we have pieces of information that indicate that iran was involved with these. two development of nuclear explosive devices was it absolutely certain that iran had a nuclear weapons program or a nuclear explosive devices program back in the days and is there any indication that things happening right now basically it's a yes or no question do you believe that iran is still involved in nuclear weapons program. that iran has a case too. we don't have yet the answer mr i have one quote from you here we have credible information that iran continued its activities beyond two thousand and three where is this information coming from various sources of this information from open source we have. information. from.
formation coming from some ten countries we have various information and we do not depend on one piece of information i had this question asked several times on twitter when i said that i will be insuring you today. do you think that such a passage in the language between the west and iran happening at the moment can create an opportunity for something like in iraq the scenario in iran i think it is exactly the opposite in november two thousand and eleven i shared the information that indicate possible military activities. through nuclear we did not draw a conclusion but we have asked iran to clarify the issue if iran clarifies the issue. the international community can have confidence in runyon activities
and we are ready to help them to clear. these. concerns so what i am doing is to resolve the issue through diplomatic means. this is exactly what happened in the second gulf war i will let the people and the stand in the the. difference. is a technical organization i mean we do not involved in the politics we are fully aware. in a very political environment anything related to nuclear is political. that is why we should be neutral and technical thank you so much mr mana for your time and for your answers thank you thank you very much.
and you can catch the full interview with the i.a.e.a. chief by tuning in to r.t. the eighteen a forty five g. and we're coming right up a look at the human guinea pigs and pharmaceutical drugs trials in the u.s. as they were this. although i was born after the vietnam era i remember t.v. discussions about that buddhist monk who burnt himself to death as a form of protest the commentators on the news that people there just have a different mindset that westerners could never understand you know which is probably true but they were implying that people in the west are just different and would never use this absolutely extreme form of protest which is also probably true until just recently with the cost of electricity exceeding the income of the
average bulgarian and a new government coming to power that looks exactly like the old government that collapsed at least six paul geary and have used self-immolation as a very desperate and extreme form of protest but why kristen ghodsee a professor at bowdoin college who has extensively talked about getting protesters claims that those who self-immolating are just incredibly desperate and cannot feed their own children and their people are actually becoming a stealth check for communism because at least that system at the people's basic needs the current democratic system from the populace is perspective according to her just cycles through a few new crooks every few years although it does get media attention and you may be feeling desperate suicide is never an answer the more living bulgarians the better bogey areas chances believe me but that's just my opinion.
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