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twin blasts hit the capital of russia's dagestan republic three people are confirmed dead. it walk six terror in violence ratchets up as resigned car bombs ripped through shia neighborhoods killing up to thirty people in the going to scores more the situation is spiraling out of control with sectarian violence fueling fears of the country is on the brink of a civil war. syrian government troops and lebanon's hezbollah are around on a key border town been said to be a vile smuggling route for the rebels and. calls in the u.k. to quit the e.u. grow louder with a referendum in the political pipeline while other members also question whether it's time to go alone themselves.
six pm in the russian capital he watching r t i'm marina josh welcome to the program while there have been two deadly blasts in the capital of russia's dagestan republic details are still merging about the attacks are dissenters farmer joins me now live. so andrew what do we know the south so far we do know that three people have been killed and at least twenty seven people were injured seven of which have been seriously hurt after this double car bomb blast it happened. at around three thirty local time there was an initial explosion and then a few minutes later after services had arrived at the scene there was a second more powerful explosion this comes just two weeks after a bomb went off in the center of the city that killed two teenagers and also almost a year ago there was a very similar double car bomb blast. in the city center which took the lives of
twelve people now we don't know who was responsible for this latest attack no one has come forward but it is worth just looking at a bit of background here because stan is a muslim republic in recent years that has been the target for islamic extremists many of which have had links to international terrorist groups including al qaida and the russian government has repeatedly said that that demonstrates the global nature of terrorism but with reference to this latest blast we do know that three people have been killed in that least twenty seven injured seven of which have been seriously hurt. or enter thanks very much for this update and of course we'll be getting more information to our viewers as we get it but for now thanks for this update and reform there. now let's turn to some other stories that we're following for you here today on our team a fresh eruption of sectarian violence in iraq with deadly blasts targeting public areas including markets and bus stops has claimed up to forty lives attacks strug
baghdad in the southern town of basra which have also left more than one hundred wounded details from our middle east correspondent. according to iraqi officials some car bombs have exploded in shiite neighborhoods in the capital city of baghdad now we're hearing that they took place at outdoor market places at bus stops and on the streets of shiite areas on monday morning also on monday morning before these attacks they were to diggy car bombs that targeted a bus station and a restaurant in the southern city of basra which is close to the arabian border in that attack at least ten people were killed and some twenty seven people wounded not no one has immediately came to sponsibility for these blasts but they do have all the signs and the hallmarks of al qaida attacks in the main the shia muslim bus route which was previously relatively peaceful have increased recently back in march a car bomb in that city killed ten and wounded many others these situations that he
does seem to be spiraling out of control tensions have been intensifying since the country's minority sunni population says that its list treatment at the hands of the shiite led government has been increasing including random detentions and also neglect not protests which began back in december were launched the peaceful but in april the number of attacks rose because of the didn't security crackdown on the sunni protest camp in the country's war and what we've seen is a spike of bombings recently targeting either sunni or shiite civilian targets especially in the last week according to the united nation of april was the most violent month in iraq since two thousand and eight and this is fueling fears of a return to the civil war for two thousand and six two thousand and seven when widespread sectarian violence left tens of thousands of people did as well militants have joined forces with pro asad troops in the fierce fight for control of the rebel stronghold on syria's border with lebanon but now say or is considered
a key entry point for smuggling arms into syria the battle for the city in the contested homes province is viewed by. both sides as a turning point which could prove crucial in deciding the conflict middle east expert tariq ali believes the recent escalation of sectarian violence in the region is being used by the west to target and watch. what this war is knowing creasing be becoming is a war that is still getting near our home and crying to room or iran's only hour of live from the reckoning it's become very clear in the way in weeks sectarianism has been used affectively now both in iraq and in syria in iraq you have a situation where the sunnis constituted a minority in bagram the previous regime the united states intervened in affectively handed over to the religious parties of one sort of over
another day then carried out a large ethnic cleansing so we now see the in response to that in syria you have the opposite you had a lot of sunni majority which was governed by the other white bird regime very closely linked to iran and the arab uprisings that took place destabilize the region further in my opinion you have minorities supporting the syrian government minorities the ordering the islamist rebels so no large proportion of the population waiting for the war to end and hoping that something will happen to bring a conclusion to this war british families torn apart and the some relatives even put behind bars for trying to care for their own families the court of protection has been exercising its sweeping powers to decide the fate of families and individuals judged unfit to make their own decision to one of the most notorious
cases. when john maddox was diagnosed with dementia his children ivan and wanda intended to give him the best care they could but they clashed with social workers and their local council which took the family to the secret court of protection it was that the eight year old lack the mental capacity to make his own decisions and needed to live in a special care home he didn't want to be in a home basically told he didn't want to be in a home. he wanted to either want to go with one to the final home when he went i'm swear to god to look after him out. the court makes rulings on behalf of citizens deemed too unwell 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 and the sickos will do whatever they want with finances in its house what works are going to be locked up in these rooms week long grocery where. 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 first two days i was in the prison i cried because nobody you treated like canard criminals in michigan and 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 draconian well in a sense it's worse than dr drew conan because draco would not have gone that far when i was in the chair i was frightened because the less minty of 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 terms of the strain of her absence in the end when he moved into that final loom 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 i want to allow to publicize their case but nelson's it is giving the state too much power to intervene in people's
lives preventing people complaining about what's been done to them is never right the government's 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 interest of vulnerable adults but john maddox never got to go to his home or to his family he died in january of this year it's worried me what we've done it taken away from a supply and i keep wondering what's going on to us when we get older you know you've got to be really careful and not say like. stoke on trent. now all the things which might be bothering brits right now it's the debate on legalizing gay marriage that's taking center stage at westminster and it's by no means a done deal as we explained suit. choose
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you knew you don't have time for the big picture. welcome back you're watching r t growing british distrust of the e.u. has got members of the leading conservative psystar the push for referendum on whether to quit a bill is in the pipeline for a twenty seven deadline for the public to decide if they want to stay in the debt ridden or not recent years have seen opinion move and one direction and here's what the eurobarometer polling center found out six years ago it discovered that almost half the population didn't trust the e.u. whereas a poll taken last year shows that two thirds of those who took part back then were your skeptic and that's as
a number of britain's business leaders voiced concerns that a so-called drags it will result in tens of billions of pounds in losses but one to other e.u. member states think about you case possible departure artist berlin correspondent pierre oliver has been finding out. 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 europe could survive without britain its 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 use the euro it's not really. i couldn't care less but if that's what they want then we'll just continue without them. they can't leave europe never became part of it because of their island mentality and colonial past. when you know they are not in the euro zone if they want to leave i say go for it i'm not sure what they'll get out of it. 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 string by fifteen percent and three hundred billion euro worth of annual trade would face extra costs and this would affect of course everyone those in german chancellor angela merkel's own party have wondered if the u.k. is a truly became a member of the e.u. great britain the intricate part of your for more than one thousand years has always been uneasy with being a member of the european union so now it comes to the fore we have to deal with the summer i think promised britain a referendum on e.u. membership it's going to be 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 a party. now with a lot of hard feelings swirling around the e.u.
one thing manny seem agreed on is anger arab brussels nine european countries are now in recession with no end to staring in sight your membership appears to be more trouble than it's worth for some as are so you know reports. oh if we're talking about the gloomy situation here in europe it's no longer just the naysayers of a 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 european project that they're even optimistic about it it's at forty five percent right now down from sixty percent a 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 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 on employment 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 are 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 looking at what the future holds for that and we really are not very optimistic at all. now britain's governing parties are squabbling on the issue that's at the very heart of our next guest pledge nigel frog she leaves the u.k. to paris party which is winning voters there on the stop it and we are now joined by him alive mr ferrars thank you very much for joining us here on r t will support for your cause seems to be growing and. as our berlin correspondent earlier mentioned the u.k. c.e.o. cousins won't mind britain leaving so who does need the u.k. to stay then. well i think germany wants the u.k. to stay because germany fits that if the u.k.
leaves the whole thing without a rival rivals including the euro zone. will have some very big realize losses and also you know the germans are the ones that have benefited out of the euro zone most of their growth over the last four five six years has been to other eurozone countries so the germans very very keen to keep. well you know at this point a lot of investors are being put off by the end certainty regarding this issue and in a purely economic basis it would be probably very damaging for the u.k. to leave i mean does the u.k. fully understand the possible ramifications of exit from the e.u. . well what would have been really damaging to the u.k. called is if we'd been stupid enough to join the euro zone but thank goodness we said no otherwise we'd be in a very similar state to many of the mediterranean countries today so that was the first big good decision that we made now i do understand the argument about
uncertainty even though i very much take the view the trade would go on between britain and the rest of europe completely out of affected by us leaving political union after all european countries sell far more goods to us that we do to them but i do understand that anything where you're told it could be headed for a half perhaps even five year debate on the subject could lead to uncertainty all of which really reinforces my view what cameron has done here is to attempt to kick this is you off into the long grass and really we've got to have a referendum to sort this issue out before the next general election well given what you just said i mean why aren't a year m.p.'s like yourself take more advantage perhaps of trying to change things from within brussels then. oh goodness me if we try to reform this thing for with i'd need to live to three hundred to have much to listen in fact the interesting
thing is that in response to the eurozone crisis really almost everybody inside the european union rather than saying let's reform things let's change things let's accept this model isn't really working they've done the opposite they're saying oh goodness me we must have more europe more integration more democracy away from member states nobody but nobody inside these institutions is talking about reform in the same that the u.k. debate mr cameron are they are two completely different things well it seems like at this point there are political and economic reasons sort of intertwined or well britain's membership is estimated to be worth between thirty one and ninety two billion pounds per year in income gains according to some of the business figure so what would that be replaced with hypothetically speaking well you know there are some business figures neil of whom have already got knighthoods all peerage is worth noting that and people who are heads of giant multinational companies i'm
a go business is in europe but they've also got big businesses in europe and i can see the argument that if you're a motion national the e.u. way of making laws is to your benefit because it puts out of business all of your small and medium sized competitors so i understand that but the idea that because we're members of a political union because we surrendered our democracy means that other countries in europe will do business with us is nonsense we do business all over the world without being it up. and far from it big and that benefit of the british are going to be that of many other people right through from the institute of directors through sit through some recent analysis from professor tim condon one of the government's football wise men saying that actually this is costing us some say more than a hundred billion pounds a year to begin with membership fees and regulation that the british government would never ever choose. not to brush british opie and cane
a penalty already leader thanks very much for your views here on our teeth. the british prime minister could get a slap in the face from his own m.p.'s this week he planted a rail moves to legalize gay marriage and a coup caused a rift within the already strained governing coalition wasn't discussed this was ben harris queeny chairman of the group a right wing policy center in britain thanks very much for joining us here a certain pressure is mounting on david cameron's authority over things like e.u. membership and he's eight allegedly calling party members swivel eyed loons so why would he risk more trouble by bringing up gay marriage. well i have no idea why david cameron bought gay marriage forward in this way because there really wasn't a great demand for it in the country and with facing as you've just touched upon with. the real crisis with the growth of britain's position in the world and their
economy the reason it's happening this week is because once it started it's very difficult to stop these things i would guess that david cameron wishes he never began on this adventure this misadventure to legalize gay marriage but he has done and it's tearing the conservative party apart both in parliament plain re more significantly in the membership of the conservative party who are leaving in droves to the chat we just heard nigel for raj. well at this point conservatives are barely clinging to power in parliament so it seems yet backbenchers are determined to put up a rebellion over gay marriage even though the public don't seem too bothered about it so why is that. well like i say it's a bizarre decision it's something that i think is perhaps the product of a disconnect between the leadership of the conservative party and the membership of
the conservative party but also perhaps between a small group in central london and what we would describe as the westminster bubble going into their heads that this was a good idea that spent a lot of time with lobby groups like stonewall that really spent a lot of money and effort making it clear that this was a good idea. and this is how we've got to a point where we've got poor legislation that isn't actually going to make this country a better a more equal or less divided place. and a situation where it's done incredible damage to the prime minister possibly irreparable damage now what do you make of suggestions that politicians are using the gay marriage debate to avoid confronting our what's really concerning the british public at the moment such as jobs schools and hospitals. well i have a lot of sympathy for that view and frankly i think it's incredible i think we have to keep reminding people just how severe the economic problems are and the debt
that this country faces and indeed other european countries as well but we've got a really serious problem that it's going to take possibly fifteen years to clear that we're still not in a position of stable economic recovery off the. you know again a long time since since the crisis first broke in two thousand and seven. so to look at a situation like that which is a great challenge to an entire generation and say we want to distract from that both as a party and as a government and spend time on bills like this but it's quite incredible. all right then harry screening thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. and for sharing your views with us here. up next is the party support don't go away.
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