this is a humanitarian crisis a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. for his border wall in his first televised address from the oval office democrats say he is holding the nation to ransom by continuing the government shutdown. british lawmakers are personally targeted over. members of the public and from them outside parliament. somebody should. write what you are offended by i think this is. member of the. germany party who.
was running down my face. this is our team certainly glad to have you with us. stormed out of a meeting with democrat leaders in the white house after they refused to back his plans for a border wall between he described wednesday's as a total waste of time trump said that when the house speaker nancy pelosi refused to approve his border wall he told her. the night before the president used his first televised address from the oval office to call for funds for the wall prompting democrats to accuse him of holding the country to ransom. democrats and
more anxious have refused to acknowledge the crisis president trump mustapha holding murtha people hostage might stop manufacturing a crisis stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration and must reopen the government the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only because democrats will not fund border security no president should pound the table and demand he gets his way or else the government shuts down senator chuck schumer has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other democrats they change their mind only after i was elected president. well meanwhile the u.s. government shutdown is now in its nineteenth day artie's killam up and takes a closer look now donald trump demands for a wall have left the republicans and democrats at an impasse we've heard the highly
anticipated prime time address from the president of the united states donald trump now in the speech trump tried to make his case for the five point seven billion dollars he needs to build his border wall now he emphasized the flow of drugs into the united states furthermore he made reference to the m.s. thirteen criminal gang and also highlighted crimes committed by people who had entered the country illegally from did stop short of calling for the national emergency as many people had anticipated that he might do but he did call on people in the united states and american citizens and viewers to call their congressional representatives and ask them to fund his wall in order to end what he called a cycle of suffering why do wealthy politicians build walls fences and gates around their homes they don't build walls because they hate that people on the but because they love the people on the inside the wall has been
a very big part of donald trump's political identity it was mentioned all throughout his presidential campaign and sense he's taken office building the wall we're building the world folks with building a big beautiful powerful wall a great great wall and it's going to be a real war it's going to be i was going to be beautiful it's going to be one would build the greatest one you have ever seen there was also a rebuttal from democratic party leaders nancy pelosi and chuck schumer they did respond to the president's remarks they accuse the president of engaging in quote government by temper tantrum and of holding the nation hostage at the moment there seems to be a pretty big political gap in the united states with many people enthusiastically supporting the president's call for a wall and many people enthusiastically opposing it and the two not really. seeing eye to eye on anything and not really being willing to compromise when it comes to the funding issue. with less than three months to go until the u.k.
is due to leave the european union prime minister theresa may has been dealt yet another setback by parliament or dishonest as he took the house latest twenty nineteen the year when bragg's it is finally supposed to kick in after over two years of torture and negotiations and where we are now is less than three months away from that march twenty ninth deadline and it's quite clear that which she writes it is going to be taking continues to be anyone's guess with uncertainty and chaos really still reigning over westminster now we saw at the first prime minister's questions at the house of commons today two recent may was traditionally grilled by those opposing her deal but she continues to insist that it's still the best deal possible despite being met with quite a lot of resistance the prime minister has been wrecked to see wasting time holding the country to ransom with the threat of no deal in a desperate attempt to blackmail m.p.'s to vote for hopelessly unpopular deal he
opposes any deal that the government is negotiating with the european union the prime minister says that it's the only deal available if that is the case why wasn't it put to a vote on december the eleventh. why is that it july five weeks on this deal is dead is the deadest. president anymore dignities can this prime minister in june before she realizes that she is the biggest part of this problem and for. just. well the last month of course if you remember theresa may had already had to postpone a meaningful vote on her deal to avoid facing the humiliation of a defeat because it was clear that her deal would not pass in the house. commons now that vote again is supposed to take place next week on tuesday january fifteenth and now this wednesday was the first day of five days of
a quite heated debate taking place again at the house of commons on greg smith with accusations flying around including directed at this speaker of the house who is meant to be impartial on this whole issue we've all noticed in recent months a sticker in your car making derogatory comments about. this is a serious point about cos you're on the scene how do you drive a car with the stickers that sticker on the subject of bricks it happens to be affixed to or in the windscreen of my wife's car yes and i'm sure the owner who gentleman wouldn't suggest for one moment. there's a wife is somehow the property or chattel. meanwhile a new poll by the u.k. in a changing europe think tank has found that as many as seventy percent of m.p.'s think
theresa may did a bad job in terms of negotiating back that which of course is not a good sign for her ahead of this vote and we have to also keep in mind that just to d. m.p.'s had voted on an amendment which forces the government to bring forward a plan b. within three days in case two recent days deal is rejected and it seems that many here in westminster believe that a plan b. if she does not have with the pressure mounting british politicians and journalists are running a gauntlet of public disapproval on their way to work activists are frustrated at the handling of the u.k.'s exit from the e.u. have been turning up increasingly outside parliament to confront m.p.'s including a high profile incident this week. meet an a super e cheese a conservative politician and a vocal opponent of bragg's it but this week some of her opponents came to westminster and got more vocal than her. right one of
a color you know if you were offended by wireless i just think this is astonishing this is this is what has happened to our country something has happened the debate over how britain's departure from the e.u. should look or whether it should take place until now has turned rather ugly this is the palace of westminster is where british politicians work and the area around it is a public street as you can see anybody can walk down here there can be demonstrators as well and it's not unusual on any given day to see a politician maybe a member of parliament or even a senior minister simply walk out of here and towards abingdon green here where they might be taking part in a t.v. debate or an interview but that practice is increasingly under threat as the atmosphere here turns increasing in times over the impending gregg's that day and the fact that there is no agreed plan of action in place this was an
a subaru trying to leave after the interview. that you just want to lose it when it comes to the politicians aren't the only ones getting abuse from agitated members of the public sky news anchor kay burley was heckled by pro brags that protestors while live on air. love her work was a little harder for her motherhood and owen jones a leftwing journalist and author was taunted by a group of right wing protesters but it isn't everything to go with whatever comes right surely this situation outside parliament has now become an issue for parliament to deal with i must tell you to the house that it is. frankly in total if members of parliament and journalists. go about their business in fear. this situation cannot stand over sixty
politicians have written a letter to london's chief of police warning of the deteriorating security situation around parliament and demanding better protection some of the systems have said that a certain degree of abuse or heckling simply comes at the territory of being a elected politician or just a public figure in a functioning democracy but the police here now have the right moment difficult task of balancing the freedom to protest of some with protecting the safety of others including mine. u.k. historian adel darwish told us that what happened whatever happens in the process from all sides need to be heard we have always been divided as a society politics is divided. our courts are divided if you look at our parliament
it's actually two rows confronting each other but what's new is now you have a generation of a very thin skinned snowflakes the whole are professionally insulted then you get also trying to exploit this division to put your point of view delay briggs's and so on so so we are good journalists are to blame for playing this round rather than actually see the winding you'll see there women we can always have fun we can always sort of throw to ridicule each other's ideas but we've been civilised with a now it's a school aged beyond actually any mission and that's a lesson for everybody that you should not law when you ordinance the verb really at the very be abused we should all stand up and say yes we have freedom of expression but also freedom to express our views without being insulted.
a member of the alternative for germany party who was beaten up on monday evening has regained consciousness he described for us the attack that sent shock waves through the country's political sphere. i was it a near function organized by the way as a korean newspaper i left the party shortly before six and went to the car park to my car i took a short cut through an area i don't really like and that was a mistake so i went through the square next to the city theater there are normally no people them the only people that were the two laborous were loading their car i went bust them the around thirty meters away as still came the point at which i was knocked unconscious when i came round i realised i was lying in the street and someone was shaking mom and asking for my wallet and mobile phone were still in me that person done prop me against the wall block was running down my face someone called the police an ambulance. that was frank magnates from speaking earlier to
our team police had initially called the attack politically motivated with party colleagues of mr bagnet describing it as a dark day for democracy however the investigation hasn't yielded anything conclusive to establish whether politics played any role or just policy or has been following developments for us. well the investigation is still ongoing the incident itself happened on monday evening in the northern german city of women and as you heard there mr frank magnet sixty six year old politician from the far right alternative for germany party a if he had just accepted a local theater where he had attended a new year's celebration he was making his way home when he was attacked by three unknown assailants now those three men are still at large mr magnet is still in hospital where he has been recovering from a serious head wound now this is not the first time that members of the have been threatened with violence but certainly this brutal assault marks a new low in that level of violence. are sustained to deep laceration to
more injuries to my left. one of the wave three individuals have been walking behind some time they were conspicuous because they were. covering their faces i didn't see them now despite mr magnets version of events the police have published the first results of their investigation they've been talking to eyewitnesses and they've been looking at surveillance material which they say contradicts the claims that there was some kind of wooden being or the instrument or object that was used instead they say what happened is that he was followed by two men from behind there was a third man behind them they then attacked him and as he fell to the ground they fled the scene now the incident has been denounced by politicians across the german political spectrum there's also been a statement that has been issued by the f.t. parliamentary caucus and they have called this and assessed imation attempt saying that part of the plane must be borne by mainstream politicians and the media
already former cia chief has described president putin as a gift to nato for a lot more of the brics he was. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to be rich. that you'd like to be close as like them before three of them or can't be good get . interested in the waters in the. city may.
seem wrong. just all. that you get to say proud just being educated and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. or welcome back in this dark international night former cia chief has suggested nato would have no reason to exist if it were not for russia david petraeus who was speaking on wednesday at a conference in india. the latter putin is the greatest gift to nato since the end
of the cold war and it has provided a new reason for living if you will for nato are despite long standing questions over the overall purpose of nato the alliance boosted its military budget this year by more than seven percent to one point four billion euros and its civilian budget has also been increased as well. let's cross live now to sara flounders from the anti-war international action center thanks for being with us as always. so russia has long been saying nato has lost its purpose since the cold war. does it sound as if the trace is at least partially agreeing with that view. now materia says expressing his determination to continue as i read it the aggressive expansion and aggressive posture of nato which began before president putin came on the scene we should remember that it began in the mid ninety's with the war in
yugoslavia reached an aggressive new stage with one thousand nine hundred ninety nine bombing of yugoslavia the expansion into every east european country into the baltics. nato has expanded from its original twelve members now to twenty nine and it nato x. is really a us dominated command their military alliance which is trying to enforce u.s. corporate domination on a global scale using military threats sanctions sabotage hundreds of us bases around the world. and all of it in a really. enormous enormous waste of resources materially a great threat to a whole number of countries it has involved invasions occupations and it's a global threat and nato forces from afghanistan into our rock
syria and so on and and of course the threats are expanding against both russia and china play very existence or anything that there do so for decades nato has denied that the alliance is directed against russia. which kind of defies the entire reason why the allies was created in the first place but that's a whole different conversation and now we hear patrol yes who commanded nato forces in afghanistan saying the opposite what do you think current nato officials will make of this i mean is there a discrepancy between past thought and current thought. well regardless of what they say by every standard and both political parties democrats and republicans are determined and this is true whether it's trump obama or bush or clinton are determined in the expansion of nato and so aggressive war policy it's
true both houses of congress in fact in the military budget. to know in every way use nato as a military force far beyond nato's original north atlantic europe canada the us during the cold war it's expanded in a really aggressive way and as a global military force. so as we mentioned this year there was another increase in nato as budget so as the alleged russian threat contributed to that i mean is this is this a fear mongering for a from the west adding to the fuel for that fire if you will. well fuel mongering is an essential part of every military budget of course they have to say that there's a threat from russia there's a threat from china if they're going to get the military budget that they want and force the countries in europe the nato members to also ante up which is big
pressure on them to do so. so. i've said in public and what the reality is that's those are the two different things and it's not that anything russia has done has not expanded beyond its borders and snape or anything that china has done it's not expanded beyond its borders but nato has an aggressive military alliance now and twenty nine countries and horses stationed around the world is very much a danger to the planet right interesting her thoughts are flooders from the anti-war international action center thanks for being with us here on arch international and. it's what years of the european union has expressed anger over a diplomatic downgrade for its officials in washington. this is no way to treat darkness especially as neither the u. high representative nor the u.s.
was formally notified of this change as would be expected on the customer a diplomatic practice. use washington ambassador became aware of it at the funeral of george w. bush when the usual pecking order of those being seated was altered traditionally the u.s. state department calls up the longest serving officials first with the news david o'sullivan expected to be among one of the earliest because he wasn't. picks up the story of a seemingly growing divide in u. u.s. relations and this comes as you say it's difficult juncture in the relations between the e.u. and the usa president trump has made no bones of his criticism of the e.u. suggesting at times that the body is just too bureaucratic and even more criticism was heaped on the e.u. when the secretary of state might pompei you recently visited brussels even our european friends sometimes say we're not acting in the world's interest is the e.u.
ensuring that interests of countries and their citizens are placed before those bureaucrats here in brussels these are valid questions the u.s. is also even threatens a trade war with the european union suggesting it wants to slack on tariffs to products that it imports from the european union so all of this is quite difficult for those relations now in terms of what the european union has said not very much the u.s. of course is an important trading partner for the book but we did have some strong words from general to ask last year. but frankly speaking. europe should be grateful by president. if you knew that. you will find the end of your. well that statement was back in may of two thousand and eighteen off to the us decided that it was
going to withdraw from the rainy and new clear accord and since then the e.u. has been pretty timid in the way that it is just scribe the administration of donald trump two thousand and eighteen a very difficult a rocky relationship between the two it seems that those transatlantic relationships are going to remain sour in two thousand and nineteen as well. charlotta just said the e.u. has so far downplayed the latest spand a spokesperson for the block has stressed that despite policy disagreements transatlantic ties remain strong drink and style use claw glue told us though that he is concerned by the u.s. president's unpredictable. even enemies i mean when there have been deplore normal diplomatic relations. informed with each other this was done in a very brutal way and this reflects the the cards are and the taxes of the administration i'm afraid president that are not at this than anything about to
multicultural sadie's he only see the things black and white and then he only cares about the money he can understand that the e.u. sure for european union that the countries they were fighting each other with ten million dead you know casualties now there are states there are discussing the over a table i don't think you cuz very very clear idea what carbon into europe during the first of the second world war or the real problem. is that we are covering a lot of things one after the other of the troubles me straight sure things aggressive against. against anybody he thinks i have to a certain moment he does not want you know now he he does not want a european union because because if he sees you appear you said that with trade and they're going to east all right that is it for me i'll be back with more news of the hour watching international events.
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