tv The Alex Salmond Show RT January 3, 2019 1:30pm-1:59pm EST
then lincoln to bob dylan there are more statues to robert burdensome to any non religious figure with the sole exception is a queen victoria and christopher columbus this one here in victoria embankment goblins in london is absolutely splendid but if you're watching down under this one in victoria still year or the new york this one in central park meanwhile back home and the resists impressive monument and that's we have thomas shanta barely survived his encounter with the devil's legions. but the celebration of scottishness is not just confined to. robert byrd's the indigenous and i knew appreciate your you had the pleasure of attending just lection but let's take a look the day parade which takes place. in the sixth of april is one of the highlights of scott will be since its inception twenty years ago celebrate the events and spread the united states and canada have a new york still colorful displays place
a premium on. the parade of to model the scottish kilts is a cool choice of where not just some of the bad foremost among them is to himself perform a grand marshal for the parade this. coming in vin diesel and how. he makes kilts for the twenty first century. radical evolution of. tell us what. i'm trying to. really was every day before. i was killed back to work really was every day. as be medically proven.
are less likely to get. because they were killed because they get more airflow. caddis not quick character in fact in terms of your target for they made by having for today show. this is clearly how we pay. for some time what about the care you want in that famous hug when actually. but everything i know we have otherwise how he's had an influence on isaac recreate that billy billy nice guy in there did you enjoy the parade oh i thought perfect trips for task in the days running up to the parade you'd be in times square on trying to form a segment about something entirely different as this band of it lead to scots would come up. short to something else entirely it was great fun it certainly is a celebration of all things scottish which of course takes us on to carnegie hall
which also i think you maybe sang a song or two alex perhaps when you got there a celebrated one of the editors. and that's the first of a programmes on the contribution of scots to modern america we stopped here in the whole built by under committee it was a great claim to be the most influential of all scots on modern america he became the world's richest man for honest and devan ruthless son bishan and then he proceeded to almost invent the concept of one for peace and gave his fortune away because in the precepts of undercover niggas fear if he dies rich dies shamed what absolutely stunning they need to figure ever get the chance to play a pretty good haul at the alex salmond on the shore perhaps africa in general fun to score the tell you the american who should or should do the curator of the the rules museum is as cold as collected hundreds of thousands of come the exhibits
over the over the last twenty years or so but the jewel to the grid story if not been known for some whole he actually had a part time job as a student in the one nine hundred seventy s. and the very first steve's and we're in the gods the very first the ellis fitzgerald was singing so after the show no more mobile phones in these days almost after the show he phoned his dad instantly and a bit of my job they can dig a hole i've been paid i have been paid to listen to ella fitzgerald said well. it's a job for you chief of the still there. a re committee service well lovely story what a great job to have in fact i went to a carnegie would have thought. was the richest man in the world proportionately much richer than all the comb billions of these days he was by far the richest man in the planet and then when he retired he proceeded to give away his entire fortune to fight so big was his fortune he had trouble finding things to to give it so i
think. if approved of the make sure with good food this is not spent to commercialise scotland's great reputation of the answer as you do for scott when the brand two cities in particular in scotland have risen very quickly first glasgow with their tourism branding slogan of people make glasgow which was developed by surveying hundreds and hundreds of thousands of glaswegians to come up with words that resonate with the local population so it's truly authentic as people make glasgow make glasgow that's right and then in the city of edinburgh the slogan is this is edinburgh which allows every citizen to contribute their own voice as edinburgh is doing now with the edinburgh twenty fifty project to develop the future of this this great city so from what you say scotland has achieved a very strong brand identity and has
a very high percentage of visitors to the local population but is there anything else scotland should be doing from from your assessment this is something else that could be cutting through on yes indeed we should continue to evaluate and analyze brand perceptions of brand scotland but in addition we should not only listen with our head but also our heart it reminds me of when the scottish parliament building that beautiful iconic building opened in edinburgh many years ago and edwin morgan wrote that wonderful poem open the. yours was the mark of the national port of seattle who wrecked mr morgan's point resonated with the entire country so that today our tourism slogan is scotland is now and now it's all about opening the doors to everyone to say this is a welcoming caring sharing country we invite you to join us the wonderful professor joke or black protocol scotland is talking of course we are proud to have them and
we've covered a number of human interest stories one in particular that certainly caught my attention i think many of our viewers too was the story of the former presiding officer the scottish parliament to show market how she faced so much adversity. you're very seriously ill when you're presenting officer. continued impost with hope people will think be aware of just as soon as you can this was you were one of the first we're privileged to be told by you but not nearly so close but how you confronted that illness and term and that you could still continue in post and be effective as preservatives so you know it was important that i didn't tell anybody i was because it comes to the fight the it can't show weakness in a chair and people have known i was in the chair they would have done two things they would of help. from being as rough boys this is the should be or
second little bit take advantage of up and i just really really important to keep love pointed and know maybe i could do that was not telling anybody this also of course the fear that i was not going to get better. very remarkable in a very courageous lydia are i was one of the very few people who actually knew how ill trisha was and yet she continued her drusus as presiding officer a truly remarkable performance and all credit to her for that she was very clear in your questions the first female presiding officer of the scottish parliament a wonderful achievement for her in that interview one of the things that struck me the most was what she said about being the first person from a state educated background that meant so much more to her but of course she's not retired at all actually she's in catalonia doing all sorts of things that is issues about the right for people to texas sized democracy which she feels as a presiding officer is the right thing to do but i think some model for what you should do us the office of presiding officer your ex first minister to do all sorts
of things television shows all that sort of stuff express a thing or make speaker do but i'm good to the house of lords he provides a fantastic example she's doing skull impression of course women in politics something again calls to her heart and of course this year marks one hundred years since women had the first right to but there's been so many marches for women going on across the country i was delighted to interview helen pankhurst how much of an influence has been related to the leaders of the british suffragette movement had on your life how could you not be influenced by two thirds amazing people and you know carrying the surname it had to be part of what i did with my life and you know they were so amazing because of what they did in the past but the fact is that that still relevant today the issue of women's rights resonates through the ages so that name is not just part of history it's part of the present those quotes of interview want of you know what do you do when you've got i mean my prime cost and you're also an activist and a campaigner for for women's progress across a range of things but carving that family name must be quite sort of orange for
helen pad krista's use the pad christine as best as she possibly can to resist weight i said in a variety of issues moving from votes for women to getting women into parliament but it's been. quite a lot of antics over the past few months a public woman off getting into politics even lightly controversy is clay much the house of commons in the dying embers of five of the year and not least that in the run up to christmas i think everybody was glad to pack up their bags and go home but the be back next week for the new year we'll see what that brings and also we'll see what's coming up after the break thanks well coming up after the break we'll move from that key issue into some of the other big issues we tackle issues like islamophobia and to submit to some of the book thomas and i will both be selecting our very very very few if the clips from two thousand and eighteen join us then.
welcome back we've covered up right here very interesting subjects including that of. those who were the chief rabbi had anti semitism is not only a jewish problem and semitism is a threat to our entire society so the fact that the british nation are investing in this initiative is of enormous significance and most of all to holocaust survivors because they are really cheaply worried what's going to happen beyond their own life time we need to let them know that we're going to carry the torch for them we will guarantee that we will remember the holocaust and more importantly will remember the lessons of the holocaust isn't a tragic alec's that so many years after the second world war the world hasn't yet learnt to those lessons so we do need to educate splendid the chief rabbi as i do have the privilege just sad thing with them and the holocaust memorial commission
one of the sponsible for planning the new memorial which is being built beside the the house of lords with its emphasis on education and that is it's not just bricks and mortar it's going to be about the education of. next generation on the hollow of the holocaust well of course the chief rabbi was really keen to talk about religious tolerance because we've had so much intolerance over the past year islam a phobia of course being a subject which we covered and of course at ramadan too we visited of course a central mosque in london after a month of fasting as ramadan twenty thousand approaches ascends and more than one hundred fifty thousand muslims well appreciated over this month i need celebrations are being planned we look at what it means and its importance to muslims around the world. because i've been many many programs a couple of anti semitism in the labor party this last year but not so many of covered islam a phobia on the conservative part of course by the sight of r.c. has raised this issue on a number of occasions and that monta was also taken up by her fellow lord chick who
wrote to the prime minister about this very issue of the conservative party is going to do to tackle in fact she spoke to her cheek on the green luxury welcome to the ballot simon show you are but the first conservative muslim member of the house of lords recently you've written to the prime minister expressing your concern about as lama for bia within the party what provoked you to do that unfortunately i believe that islamophobia does exist now within the conservative party of troy to deal with the matter quite clearly by writing to the present prime minister to the previous prime minister as well as have spoken to the c.c. h.q. . but unfortunately we have not received the right group live and no positive action has been taken i believe that the party should accept that there
is a problem let's come off his high horse of the denial. of course of the answer to the semitism in islamophobia is education and building bridges but it wasn't just bridges you were building was. i wasn't just building bridges alex i was building ships and talk about the future of ship building and i see part cities on it of all the great names of british shipbuilding perhaps harland and wolff is the most famous of all it's not the largest ship builder in the world it's certainly boat the world larger ships with the olympic class including the titanic proudly launched in the belfast jetty before the great war the decline of the company much thought to british ship building as a whole with effectively the entire industry not confined to military orders with little presence in any commercial shipping markets a world market now worth some two hundred fifty billion dollars. you know those a bit more to that clip the writers may know as you were extolling the future the shipbuilding to the camera i was done stopping the people from the family who'd
just landed coming through your door so this queue of people getting off from suspecting a ferry in the thames and i would let them off and tell you for the street model well they're all a bit of a corporative thanks them all but at the same time that bridge is actually moving backwards and forwards and those who are more distant will have moved from trying to take the law by doing that that delivery there but only we also met with the wonderful people of focus and shipyards to include that you've got you've got to do a piece of the thames and i got to go back to school. if you look here very no with unfair costs and we have our own three hundred people but as the knock on effect about highs in the local community we bring in security back to these ploys well the good jobs that will create here which then gives the forward truth about people buying houses and will clear with the schools the local community well sticking to transport we've moved of course from ship building to trains and the future of real
across united kingdom and especially of course h.s.t. what we've got to speak to some of the campaign has been at the end of the day i think people are just looking to get on their journey as quickly as possible for it to be on time but as it is interesting to see is a space where i actually change my mind with a three part series in the future so there was a summer campaign as my eyes to change my mind on the chest to. london commuters on the plush bottles of the size you still think would be uniting in solidarity with one of the most militant trade unions of the country they have had enough of highfields nightmare of germany's a trade so overplayed that even the little to her majesty's opposition can't get a seat for love their money what brings you of course all together you know residents of the bar of camden perhaps john can tell us what that means for you all intensity can steam as well as you say all residents of country more we live in the area which is around euston station and just to the north of the station and as you know the the due high speed line is on its way into used them from the from the
door so where are they in the firing line as it were they could very very easily move this departure point for the station and this bigger argument to say about employment and the huge travel. mess at hub which is a great thing isn't actually essentially think about it we've already got connections into london we don't need this thing ramrodding it's way right you know you are saying that we should have started fast rail in scotland in the north of england where the whole absolute i think connectivity into london it is perfectly good in fact we need to get congestion at the london we don't increase congestion that's for sure which is much greater opportunities the nation to do develop the north more than another but the connection in the midlands and these precious little bits of our ecology for example in the urban environment is what i wanted to interested in this land grab and it is really an acceptable and for the greater good of our nation is environmentally disastrous for europe moving on from sort of
the environmental to the environmental aspect you're concerned about affect an ecosystem plant animal life and indeed take your de forest up and down the country and you know close the ecosystem they say we're going to build new eco system but it takes four hundred years you know to build an ecosystem so that's rubbish they close the very closed one and a half you know. eastern parks down the pollution is going to go sky high and really worried about the air pollution and klein earth is taking the government to court three times in the fourth time to the new parliament i've gone to our house which is part of the un environmental division and you know but they're not compliant they don't want to get so when they got the dreaded news you know that this was that it was getting close down i take it you didn't leave any of the stop buying no the last weekend we had a party where we drank it dry and anything left in this place would want more and more students the story of the pub being named after his daughter the fact that the
way that aspect of the week communities have been treated growing euston station by the chance to development is very moving stuff and just out of the persuaded me the arguments of the campaigners that perhaps fast kill the time it was built will be technology of the past that's what really told me it was certainly a very moving interview that i wish all of his family well i'm sure we all too at the show but there have been or there must've been some high points of two thousand and eight what was your what's your favorite clip the favorite place of being to interview that i think because i thought i'd been to the clip a bit to see how much the suffering from some struck during this clip so the substrate was was to be able to finish the clip was a triumph over the song the rock of gibraltar the strive for the world as approach as i was to the point of the europe part of the iberian peninsula to start to hear i'm only twelve miles from the top of africa each of these factors had a substantial influence in making up the divest communities of this fascinating
territory one thing for general period identity has been for the problems of a vast city that's going to stand up in good stead and interesting times ahead. well that was tape twenty five and. i was sure that dates of his playing that i haven't liked them so much it was a trial trust me. what's your favorite subject of favorite clip i thought it might be really really difficult to choose a clip proceeds of clips of the most to me over the past year but i think the c.d.'s we did on the main cast you had a profound impact to me it because i didn't know enough about it and i learnt so much but b because of the people that we met along the way let's just take a look at some of the back into the. great naval and british history with the loss of life was great the tonic the lusitania come by. really remember. what it is feel just a few miles off the port side and see them. on the seventeenth of june one thousand
four hundred one castro was sung with a minimum loss of four so. don't get a moment so interesting program for remembrance day with chop the history of the cost we speak to the last few remaining survivors who speak to the relatives of those who perished and those who survived to speak to the campaign those about the long struggle for remember i would try to answer the question of why the greatest naval disaster in british history has been confined to the vaults of history. you know the sea the sea is cruel but perhaps not quite as cruel as those of the night remember to so many seventy eight you. talk about your medal so because you serve right through the what i can see the
medal you say none of that. there was a long couch or missouri well to me. it would delight to have a medal that signifies a letter. obviously promotion is not shawn hardly told me their order version in scotland not just. though everybody was given one as you want to apply well it just so happens that one with me and with great pleasure so you. must be asleep very narrow engineers my privilege to present as you are that is really. are are certainly are pretty high. for your service and not on very pleased i'm here to talk to a paper about talking so well or love. to provide.
the lovely i missed b.c. they're receiving meds or probably and it was just the most wonderful moment for him and for miss family hundred one years old one of the lancaster survivor is an amazing experience one i'll never forget and treasure forever well ever speciously one hundred one years young as you rightly say it was a dozen not just of the most moving moments of the you also told the joke of the year because believe me does every single faculty. come to town. in fresno nine did not know me well last year. they want here. well normally would climax a new year's show with thoughts of more song song in the plaza all blind sign something tells me that was another bob the song i'm of the buttons in mind well
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