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say they've routed hundreds of al qaeda linked syrian militants the nusra front yes us mainstream media covering as well as victory against the al qaeda linked al nusra front which the u.k. state mandated b.b.c. expose is linked to british funding yet what happened this week to reward has been a defacto fighting with britain against terrorism now britain's government is moving to ban all wends of the lebanese group has a level being what it describes a terrorist organization to the news surprise qatar funded al-jazeera qatar after all sponsors meetings with hezbollah as a strategic partner for stability in the middle east many in the region wonder how juries make a designate democratically elected lebanese members of parliament as terrorists this after hezbollah did well that elections and the political honors made significant gains. for just over half of all the parliamentary seats according to some u.k. politicians as buller is anti semitic but it's a valid aim is to create a one state palestine israel solution that embraces jews christians and muslims at
least that's according to his will the leader when interviewed by wiki leaks is julian a son john the u.k. object tension in london as determined by the un the only solution is the establishment of one of the one state on the land of palestine and was commanded muslims and jews and the christians. in a democratic state senator skeptical even asked whether hezbollah the name meaning party of god except to those who did not believe in one god as a freedom fighter also you seek to liberate people from the totalitarian concept of on earth. god. with as willingly did more than smile five to impose and really just getting from him to him abraham the prophet abraham who were monk was always in favor of he was anyone dialogue and showing africans and we're all we're all on. except that well the e.u.
does not agree with resumes decision to call democratically elected politicians terrorists nor does it appear to agree with her on an irish border meanwhile the u.k. media seem to have suddenly discovered policies agreed by britain's labor party on brics it what does it all mean for the corbett project joining me now is the man who won the largest individual mandate in europe former mayor of london ken livingstone again thanks for coming back on before we get to these weighty issues the president mayor of london issued a warning about not jogging and walking fast in london the british capital because of the degree of air pollution this week because of the warm weather which is catastrophic i've worked in central london for fifty years all my life my lungs record for someone five years older and so we've got to tackle this problem we've got to get rid of d.s. so we've got a massively improve our air quality got sacked let's get on to this business about the mainstream media suddenly discovering a compazine from last year's labor conference why do you think there's been such
a hollow ballou about repeating the that there could be a second referendum if different stages of this process were reach it was there in the tea party labor's preference is they want a general elections they want get rid of trees and maybe if he can get a general election it was absolutely clear conference we want to second people. so i don't see why run from me so surprised it's been covered as a great betrayal and particularly saying how can a second vote be all knowing the referendum which labor prevails if you look back at the referendum what both sides were saying to remain as and believe as it's all turned out not to be true i.e. what we've now got is much more detailed analysis of what's going happen and the defining issue has been diffused at the business community overwhelmingly every business thinks there will be major problems if we leave and that as that's come across in the media i think that's why. there's been
a shift now and you can't deny people are not a vote if they change their mind i like we've never been alexa here on the left side of the of the sort of tony benn's side of brick set you know just where they were actually in the first referendum back in one nine hundred seventy five i voted to leave you were because of them was about two to one in favor of remaining and so . should we have a second referendum this will be the third one ok but i mean under the derivatives market has already been so ill the city of london visa v. europe even in a no deals iteration they seem to always get all the deals but it is quicker than medicine and food supply it's easier for the financial sector to work its way round the damage will be done much more difficult for manufacturing and so on if you've been part of the biggest trading block in the world for forty five years your economy is that due to that and to suddenly will be i sit here in london and does it so so easily arguably but they that they spend you know all their lives doing
money laundering and tax dodging they know their way to get round things just on the electoral issue the london school of economics. shows the based on corbin's a very successful twenty sixteen electoral success a majority of gains needed to put jeremy corbyn in number ten downing street leave voting constituencies surely the feeling of betrayal perceived bridge rail as a word means that that means corby's lost the election and in the run up to the two thousand and seventeen election jeremy's poll ratings were abysmal but the moment the election started and we were discussing bringing the trains back into public ownership the energy companies and so on actually massively expanding and manufacturing base all of that once you get to the general election all of our radio and television media a couple by the door has to be equal coverage and it will be i know i don't think perhaps it will dominate that people's mind concern is who can create a better britain which i my kids. good job and bad again. it's interesting you say
that the legislation makes such an impact on voting perceptual because in the media every in this week in the past twenty four hours the murdoch times poll is claiming eighteen percent will vote for this independent grouping which isn't even a political party in parliament the blairite sort of labor when the nation we had a split like this back in ninety one when i read that in about twenty five diagram create b.s.t. pay within a year they had a poll rating a fifty percent a year later virtual written off their seats and once you hit an election people would be saying well how can you have labor people in a new party with these tories who destroyed so much of our way of life i was quite pleased to see. he's leaving the party because i never thought of them as labor i'd be quiet you see a few more got as well say that the the tories would deny that the cuts were
bad in fact they were proud of the cuts that were made and after all it was a majority that abstained famously when harriet harman was acting. leader of the parliamentary party and welfare cuts and austerity was on and that was what triggered the surge of support for jeremy because jeremy came out he voted against whereas mostly i'm actually just went along with unwanted so i've always thought that harriet harman decision to do more to elect jeremy as leader. than anything else he was seen as standing up for a decent welfare state if you listen view or. any other consumption of british media those are not the issue is the issue is as being the anti semitism in the labor party was surprised that the tory hope not hate reporters will be more widely distributed as a mayoral montez next year sure maybe the tory candidate seems as. insult to
single mothers working clothes mothers black families hindus young women have been reported and was slim's why is it only slimmer feelings make a good candidate tory party rank and file voted for him i think because he is deeply reactionary but this isn't new if you go back to the last man or an action i made the tory campaign against city com was a i mean basically claiming he was linked to muslim terrorists which a bit ridiculous as a young kid growing up in tooting motion might to be embedded in some islamic state since city come though his indorsing unlike the european union to resume his desire to brand lebanese members of parliament terrorists what do you make of her injuries i'm a saying his will or must be his will or politicians to belittle opens just because it's terrorists the simple fact is you have to deal with who is in power and yet me
and jeremy corbyn got a lot of flak back in the early eighty's for your saying britain has to negotiate with the eye right we need to end this conflict and we would denounce is pro terrorist and so on then about the best thing tony blair did when he came prime minister will sit down negotiate the i write and do a deal and you can't ignore hezbollah are they represent a substantial minority of opinion across the middle east and you couldn't negotiate with me so you have to like i'm an actor agree with them but they are there and they're not going to go away some people and certainly the daily mail newspaper saying that the labor of communicating these things properly in the mail saying that this is the fault of seamus milne the executive director of communications for the british labor party and reports in british media saying that the former head of m i six richard dearlove claims that someone like milne would not even be able to give and be given security clearance according to government which would in danger the national security this country would you make by recent knowledge since i mean
seamus has just been a a brilliant reporter and writer i. or he's lying on me i don't think anyone seriously they consider he's an agent of i am proud to be a putin or something like that will trump. just finally identify could get security clearance and i bet obvious maffra is overseeing the the near dealing with terrorism well just finally on venezuela because one of the reasons given for mike gapes who left the labor bottom of your body and the labor body was saying that coburn his role in syria russia and venezuela. i mean same as mills dad used to run the b.b.c. you'll be watching b.b.c. coverage why do you think suddenly media has its is just that my durham must go the british government must continue economic warfare against the government in this way look well this is. one of donald trump's objectives to get rid of the venezuelan government but what we've had is america undermining the venezuelan
economy by attempting to overthrow the previous president chavez in that the coup in two thousand and two and if you look at the the data now it's interesting that the levels of poverty i mean that the question of science of the economy had a population venezuela was the head cold brazil and colombia and yet everything in our media depicts it as a basket case one of the reasons maturity still in power is a whole generation grew up under chavez and saw their life's trend form for the better i truly i. did with where do i get myself and because he was the one who when chaffetz came and said look we will help you cut the fares for the unemployed in london in london he cavers i think about forty may not come in the exact figure in order to the majority just struck me as a really good guy to negotiate with i america shouldn't be intervening in other
countries and trying to overthrow their governments it when we had the intervention . in iraq and afghanistan in syria in libya what's been the legacy vast numbers of dead coyotes and civil war still continuing we should still intervening in other people's countries and there was a thank you thanks to the break clus member of the government social mobility commission explains the feeling of never getting anywhere no matter how hard you work on from the news the railway dutchy walked on the pole literally as u.s. soldiers dig up a bloody british. on the ground. we came here where did you work before you came here when you live. in many u.s. states capital punishment is still practiced convicted prisoners can spend years
waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty there are some people because of what they did have given up their rights is live among us somebody even proven innocent is on death row and how many more races is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to go right to be precise this is what the local three of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. city.
after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered why. i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sort of go from fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and the fresh perspective i'm used to surprising and i saw one on t.v. . i'm going to talk about football not for you or else you can think i was going to do. by the way what is a punchline here. welcome back joining me now to give you some of the week's top stories is former liberal
democrat shot and secretary of state and then bit opaque lembit donald trump trying his best to sort out a nuclear war in asia that will stop at korea to continue to try to stop is meeting him under sorry sorry sorry yes look at this just what he's trying to do that then there is this i know is a problem the economic times says china urges india pakistan to exercise restraint after asked striking might all be donald trump a poll that presses the button turns out that india has performed a nasty in two pakistani taliban targets french warplanes on the legit lead to try and break up some terrorist groups but this border let's remember goes right back to the early seventy's when india and pakistan were not war so this is blatant nuclear provocation and they know it such are the stakes people saying fifty percent of the ozone there would be destroyed yes but we've got tactical nuclear weapons and the problem with that is that less destructive still kill hundreds of thousands of people but it makes a war more likely some say not something the stakes to well let's now go on to
aside from the chinese russia and india talks china and russia obviously have been a good. this war in afghanistan for years still going on because of this this goes right back on hundred forty years almost the times reports my wand the afghan side of a british massacre looted by u.s. troops now the history here is that almost a thousand british and indian troops fighting together were killed at this location the remains were buried there more recently like very recently u.s. soldiers came across the site started digging it up found all kinds of trinkets binoculars to find this well of is there it is alleged and. as we condemn the improper removal of objects from historic sites so it seems pretty likely that it's happened and it said lot of this was shipped off to united states and sold to a collector why the coverage of this when more bombs were dropped last year than ever six thousand bombs three thousand eight hundred civilians nine hundred
children killed by u.s. bombing according to the united nations to find the scientists and afghan security personnel killed since twenty fourteen this war hasn't gone cool it's just gone off the radar in the western media well let's go to the new british and american and e.u. war against another country and richard branson pink floyd's roger waters slams richard branson for fronting u.s. trojan horse aid to venezuela short version here is richard branson has put together a massive musical concert to raise millions of pounds apparently to in defiance of the red cross and u.n. aid but in support of the u.s. attempts to bring aid into venezuela he's stumbled into a quagmire of politics here and doesn't seem to understand the nuances which you've already in fired in your introduction to this piece is you don't get this you know because the for i should say the foreign minister who did this week mr area has been on this show says the three million refugees fleeing venezuela he denied that
figure he also denied inflation is one million percent in venezuela and says. continuing with the trumpet ministration well known reporting on the world that's how biased the reporting is nobody really knows exactly where to draw the line in terms of what the americans are saying and what madeira saying waters in rather colorful language is saying that branson is doing this to promote himself rather than just a joy he would deny that any jury is a maze as we have to go to economic war with venezuela because of the poor and your next story is about the poor in london oh and in a very dark story the mirror southern rail worker pulls dirty water on the homeless man in front of horrified passengers now this took place in a rather wealthy part of london called sutton and presumably not thinking andy what was watching him he was filmed pouring water not once but a number of times from a bucket which he had used to clean the ground on this one he even took the trouble
a part of prodding the man to wake him up the socialist gentleman and then soaked him with this water but what kind of country do we have now when this kind of thing is happening in the nation's capital just the fact that nobody he thought nobody was watching is hardly any justification and when a neuroscientist on the other week telling us about attitudes to the poor we what next guess is going to talk about meritocracy this feeling that is being engender the monks people who have enough to eat that maybe they just made the wrong life choices is the only way of consciously coping with this albeit that the air pollution this week was bad enough if that doesn't get you but there's some other psychology here as well ash and this is a hierarchy of disempowerment we've got people kicking each other from the top to the bottom not much kicking going on at the top of course and this perhaps suggests that the social condition of this country is far far more fragile than the government would have you believe number because i think you. well reports of
tens of thousands allegedly killed by tourism is welfare poll. that alone are slamming the un for its report on british extreme poverty don't make the news much here in britain today meanwhile season ngo telling parliament that bank bailout will start he looks at to create record child poverty but is inequality not just about the twenty eight crash but something more profound in british society and is the political goal of america graphic society part of the problem joining me now is a l.s.e. academic and member of the government social mobility commission dr sam freedman co-author of the class ceiling why pays to be privileged so i'm welcome to going underground search widely accepted that media t.v. journalism is all. or has a degree of power you begin you choose to begin the book the glass ceiling with some character called mark using this character to talk about class privilege whose mark was
a story so mark was. a sort of senior commissioner at the broadcaster that we were looking at and he really represented i think a really interesting example of somebody whose career had sort of preceded that incredible sort of pace and what was really interesting was sort of digging into his career and seeing how really in his words he sort of started the race with a number of advanced parents successful professionals he'd been educated at one of the top private schools he went on to oxford more broadly there was this sense of of mark acknowledging throughout his description of his career how he'd been able to sort of fit in with what he called the tele tripe all of these forces together had been sort of pivotal in what he said was a sort of following wind heard frank his entire career trajectory he did well it is very he was if it was this guy i would have to say i'm not work. to say that. but
i'm always your i mean we're going to broaden this out in a second break but. you allege that that shows that there's a huge bias towards elite class privilege in this country to which of course the immediate thing we're going to cover grows is people saying oh but what about those individuals that come from working class backgrounds or do really well they prove that there is no class ceiling anyone if they work hard enough and i know they're going to get divert their make it yeah i mean i think i mean it's important to say from the off that of course many people do from working class backgrounds get to the very top but i suppose that's why in a way what we want to start by doing this we find a robust evidence base actually so investigate this question so we started looking at great britain's biggest employment the labor force and isolating those working in the occupations and then examining their class backgrounds and then looking at
their earnings within those occupations to see well is it really the case that those from working class backgrounds get on and do as well and actually what we found is that on average they earn about sixteen percent less than their privileged colleagues and particularly in important sectors you show that media law medicine in the u.k. are a closed shop to you those who are for the u.k. elites that also was repeated by the social mobility commission appointed by the government here you're on it how damaging is a closed shop for media law and meds given above all they are. to society i mean i think it's just if we tell ourselves this story of a sort of meritocratic ideal and you know we found it throughout the interviews we did through this book that people very much sign up to this is something that most people in britain sign up to and i think you know to answer your first question. there are certain sectors that have a sort of outsized importance on our culture i mean if you think about media and
the culture of creative industries these are the people who. you know tell the stories that most of us in britain use to understand the world we live around us it's incredibly important to those people when the people making decisions particularly those in the most powerful roles are representative of the entire country that we live in the way of this idea of meritocracy being a good thing come from anywhere for most of the twentieth century it was seen as a pretty idiotic kind of way of organizing society when you talk about this very brewer and now politicians are saying you know legitimate fortune is part of people's upbringing how did that suddenly change because people probably don't remember when we were talking she was an insult i think there is this sense that people want to feel that they have a right to the positions that they've gained and i think that you know that has been sort of ramped up in in the last few years but i think it's a it's
a fairly old idea to some extent what you see this sort of systematic issues here it's not about any one individual and i think it's important to and don't necessarily single people out in that way but we understand these things are working on a more systematic level to sort of create barriers for sin which are basically here we're saying systematic level that it's a lie in the main the if you work as hard as you can. that you can make it make your way in society or the loamy some people may already be saying this and they already would say ok the bullingdon club private schools cameron blair and so on you say there's no evidence that those who do well work harder. all have better training or more experience when you look at this systematic difference in earnings in early occupations a new subject that to the sort of statistical analysis that allows you to cool
control or adjust for these potentially meritocratic difference is in educational attainment in experience in the hours you work you find that it makes fairly little impact on that class pay gap and i think what that sort of showing is that there must be other factors at play even though those are the drivers that we tend to think of as explaining income inequality the bank of mum and people being able to just. when you're going through any. you also look at the club and social codes you sort of. have a gate keepers warders dress taste educated. so this is i mean what we found is that you know you will do it with a t twenty zero. but it was interesting that you mention the one nine hundred twenty s. what you find is that most of these occupations the notion of what is appropriate
in the workplace in terms of you know conduct behavior culture is actually a sort of remnant of historically who has done that sort of work in the past and how they've been to him able to sort of embed even institutionalized their version of of what's the right way to be in the workplace and i suppose the key thing there is to actually strip it back and say. to what extent can we reliably say that those sorts of behavioral codes are actually tied to intelligence or in tied to or even performance i think that relationship is fairly flimsy and in fact what they tend to be are elements that are very much linked to the sort of baggage of a privileged class background that are misread often in workplaces as a sign of talent as a sign of ability as a sign of potential going to give it to the private school boys in may and you talk about how the disenfranchised are then toward to blame themselves for the fact they
don't get or somehow. through all this there's a there's a way of making the people who feel they have to blame i think that's the thing i mean that's i think for me that's one of the really damaging things about an uncritical meritocratic sort of narrative is what it does say implicitly if you don't make it then there must be something deficient in your character or in your ability to work rather than sort of understanding that actually the game is fairly rigged from the start and that people have the stratified starting point dr friedman thank you and that's it for the show will be back on saturday following us taliban peace talks in doha to investigate allegations of cia backed death squads with afghan ball edition malalai joya. social media.
join me every first day on the alex i'm i'm sure i'll be speaking to the world of politics or. i'm sure i'll see of. the trumping ministrations attempts to impose rich. team change in venezuela appear to be faltering. interim president. hasn't gain much traction this me explain the administration's escalating rhetoric after all we're told a military option is still on the table. with. the.
breaking news this one pm moscow time pakistan says it shot down two indian air force jets over disputed kashmir today capturing two pilots dramatic escalation they will bring you up to speed. else around the world amid rising tensions at the venezuela colombia port is another hot spot the crisis reaches the u.n. security council. a brutal and his cronies and some in this body claim that delivering humanitarian assistance is a political show let's call a spade a spade washington so aids is not resolving the problems of venezuela to look for regime change.