well this parliamentary election seems to have caught the public's attention i've just seen it flush open the official e.u. parliamentary feat they're saying the official turnout as it stands at the moment is 50.5 percent if it stays that way or goes up at all it will be the largest turnout since 1904 so the big this certainly grabbed the attention of people this time around what we have seen is wins for anti establishment parties in or from the anti establishment parties on the right we've seen them we in hungary where viktor orban body is doing very well it's really where. these parties seem to have picked up quite a few votes as well in poland in greece as well in greece actually gone bad for electricity prices so it's a party this is actually called election snap elections in greece following what's
been a pretty much a drubbing for him and his party in the european elections in spain box will enter the european parliament for the 1st time 3 seats as well one of those. right wing figures though who didn't have such a good night get builders in the netherlands it seems his party had 4 seats they will have no seats in the upcoming parliament while in france there's also be. marine le pen speaking to the media she says the fact that her party national rally effect to be the biggest winners in france means that the money will mark on the french president should dissolve parliament hold elections for that and she's also said that the good showing by her party shows that she set up to mount a big challenge for the french presidency in 2022 he led the 1st or so. the president has no other choice but to dissolve the national assembly and allow for
a more democratic voting system in order to better represent this country's majority political opinion the feeding of traditional parties and the polarization between the national rally party and the renaissance party confirms that the political scene is now split between nationalists and globalists and that's what dominates our political life well in austria it's been a rough 2 weeks for the scandal ridden government there and the corruption scandal has cost cost them a vice chancellor and all of the junior coalition partners in the cabinet quit as well however sebastien caught the chancellor he's done really well in these elections his party's done really well in fact it certainly seems to cause him off guard a little bit he moves currency early release and we have 3 i'm usually not at a loss for words but i'm almost speechless we expected a lot we were optimistic but this is a fantastic result this is never happened before we achieve the best results of all
time with the biggest distance from 2nd place of all time it is simply unbelievable the cheery sebastien could there bear in mind at lunchtime on monday he will be facing a vote of no confidence in the in the austrian parliament in vienna elsewhere here in germany it was a night of it seems to be a night of big losses for anglo merkel c.d.u. c.s.u. union they going to still be the largest take the largest share of the vote here in germany but they lost a lot of seats we have seen both big wins for the green party now they campaigned very hard on the green party environmental issues but also. saying they wanted to see reform in the e.u. they've been really one of the big protest votes also it's worth bearing in mind the stuff that came out from these things 48 percent of germans who were polled said that the end. vironment was a major factor for them voting in these elections seems
a lot of people have gone to the greens the conservative opposition alternative to germany they've well they've done better than they did all their own cause to do better than they did in 2014 expected take around 10 percent of the vote however that is less than they took in the general election back in 2017 earlier i spoke to some of the members and they told me that they hope to be able to try and shake things up in the upcoming european parliament the good thing out of this evening is that we will have a new and very strong group and they will say send now this signal or the the wind of change is coming through the year for you to be a very happy that we got this resolved this evening and i think it's a good signal for europe because another conservative party is gaining additional votes and what we're going to do is we are trying to reform the european union together with the other conservative parties we have our roots and
a rule that ordinary people and the mass media. pick. because permissions that's simply the frontline but it's not to the nasty nationalists and the. liberal as they are globalists but we are the commonsense party so to get a picture of how it looks across europe and how they the next european parliament will shape up it's very likely almost certain that the european people's party the center right group will take the most seats but it's been a good night for greens across europe a good night for liberals across europe as well and a good night for some of the anti establishment parties across europe as people have well certainly it seems shifted away from voting for one of the 2 big parliamentary groups in the european parliament and it seems we may see well a few new faces in the european parliament after this this election. in britain nigel farage is
a upstart bragg's it party is on course for victory in the european parliament elections this is according to the 1st official u.k. results the budget party is in the lead up to 1.6 percent with nearly all the ballots counted they have left the greens and labor in the dust only half as much support the liberal democrats meanwhile house showing good results and 20.3 percent prime minister those conservatives are among those left on the sidelines earlier reacted to the returns. well. looks like we thank you. john please or thank you it's not really surprising when we look at the bigger picture there is a chance trend that people's parties don't represent and more difference heated society this is a channel trend germany was kind of an exception in the process and now we see similar to develop and to happen in the past you have consensus on the general
narrative that european integration as such is good because it brings peace stability prosperity and we only disagree on certain ideological differences is it green enough is it fair enough is it parole business and now we have a large number of members of the bottom and who believe that the e.u. is not the solution but it is the problem. coming along with the brags of party success theresa may and who has failed to see brags it through will step down as you came prime minister in an emotional speech outside number 10 may expressed regret for failing to deliver despite her best efforts she will resign as party leader on june 7th throwing open the race for a successor. is now clear to me that is it it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort i do so with no ill will but with
enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love. i wanted. to be chosen by searching our city to become. a strong new positive vision for the future of our country let's it means brics it will be no 2nd referendum no tension that will that we can risk no brics it is all we can. i. or we can choose to unite and support the best deal that can be negotiated it is now clear to me that is it it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort well trees i'm a made a briggs it
a cornerstone of her premiership but delivering on the results of the referendum proved an impossible task her deal was roundly rejected in huge defeat 3 times with m.p.'s on both sides of the house becoming increasingly irate mark on monday director of britain's crisis research institute oxford believes the county faces of the country rather faces uncertainty and chaos. it's going to be a difficult task because the house of commons is still strongly against leaving the e.u. except on terms which involve remaining in a customs union almost certainly so that there's going to be a disconnect between the tory party members and supporters and presumably the people who defected to the briggs's party who are mainly conservatives who want a serious break with your ip and the members of parliament and so unless you change the arithmetic in the house of commons whoever succeeds mrs may if they want to leave the e.u. was going to face huge problems in the same sort can they force a new general election what will be the result of that we don't know but there's
going to be a great deal of uncertainty and as i say there's this looming deadline of the 31st of all which is the end of the extension of britain's membership and the british politicians seem to forgotten that in the modern world divorce can be initiated from both sides the remaining members of the european union may decide we find you too much trouble we want you to leave now and so that could be a chaotic disorderly briggs it. all right where briggs it goes next it's hard to tell what becomes of the official conservative stance depends on who succeed the main labor the main opposition party accept the referendum result but it wants a deal not mase ukip and of the braggs that party are both advocating a so-called hard drugs that where britain also quits the e.u. single market now the liberal democrats the green party and change u.k. all want to reverse bragg's it and a 2nd referendum. italian interior minister matteo salvini party has maintained its lead position in the e.u. vote salvini says he intends to create a euro skeptic anti-establishment coalition within the bloc. any is said to make
his northern league party italy's biggest political force after the polls closed he thanked all those who supported his party adding that a new europe is coming political experts believe salvini will find many allies in the new party. well. today's vote shows that the rules of europe are changing it's not just due to the choice of the italians but also of the french the germans the british the hun carians the poles the finns the swedes the danes a new europe is born structure of the european union is a failure many countries now realize that you is not a solution is actually a problem so every country have their own interests and i'm not surprised that if marine le pen will work with the leader a lot of people you know him think about not just threw out for the us for the grace of movement if it works and if it's in to the interest of countries then they
will definitely work together and so he's very close to or in the current as well so i don't see anything that will go against that. the former president of the government of catalonia carlist would you want to is currently living in exile in belgium has won a seat in the european parliament however it is doubtful pushing ones will be able to take up his new role without returning to madrid if he does return to spain to carry out formalities to take his seat he could be arrested over his role in total on his $3017.00 independence bid which that government considers illegal the same year he fled from spain to avoid prosecution. switching gears now wiki leaks co-founder joined us on traces of up to 175 years in prison for publishing classified files u.s. prosecutors this week slap 17 new charges against him all of which. all under the espionage act they come on top of a charge of conspiring to hack a u.s. government computer which forms the basis of an extradition request for assad who is currently serving time in the u.k.
he's done a quarter comments now on what it all means for the wiki leaks chief. the stakes are now much higher for imprisoned wiki leaks founder julian assange on 17 new charges by a notoriously anti whistleblower court and potentially up to 175 years in prison this new batch of accusations falls under the espionage act used to convict spies and detractors during the 1st world war the indictments legal ease of have taining and disclosure of sensitive government information which often just means exposing government wrongdoings is lighting a fire under stablish when american journalists sense after all they're doing it to this is to put it bluntly wrong unconstitutional and downright tyrannical this is a pretty aggressive new move by the justice department the big deal here for a 1st amendment advocates the government is now trying to assert this brand new right to criminally prosecute people for publishing secret stuff and newspapers and
magazines and investigative journalists and all sorts of different entities publish secret stuff all the time that is the bread and butter of what we do with the new indictment of a sauna the government is advancing a legal argument that places such an important work in jeopardy the administration has gone from denigrating journalists as enemies of the people to now criminalizing common practices in journalism notice anything not a lot about a songes work or fate but quite a bit about there's this is the hypocrisy of the mainstream media here in the united states just a couple of weeks ago the washington post editorial board ran an editorial saying that julian was not a journalist well guess what the washington post one pulitzer prizes you'll using information that julian and we keep leaks published so you would think that in a normal world the washington post the new york times the wall street journal the guardian and every other major news outlet we'd be lining up 100 julian to support him they're not the thing is though some might argue the war on freedom of speech
began long ago back in 2012. songe fled to the ecuadorian embassy in london for political asylum over fears of extradition to the u.s. after exposing potentially incriminating acts by the u.s. military for 7 years he was interned there and conditions the u.n. said amounted to arbitrary detention at times he was denied access to the internet stifling his journalistic work and all the while an allegation of rape in sweden has hung over his head his lawyers claim the alleged victim said it was actually the police who sought charges not her the establishment media has had plenty of things to say back then and not much had to do with the 1st amendment the free press is not responsible for the origins of any material that gets to us. unless of course we are responsible for it because we had something to do with how it was a leak illegally obtained if someone's life was potentially
a risk responsible media you would know a publisher yes these are conversations hard conversations that are had in newsrooms around the country and the world at the end of the day what would you say to those people who claim that look he's his activities to follow mold john made the good you're not allowed to help instruct you're not allowed to try to help somebody defeat security system they prefer to accuse the sonnes of working with the russians and of course to claim at the end he neglected his personal hygiene and like playing with his fecal matter for years they've been ignoring restrictions on the songes freedom of speech and smearing him for the sake of the narrative but the monster they created has now turned against them when the mainstream media is absolutely hypocritical you know they spent these last several years criticizing critiquing damning. stones for constantly continuously all of
a sudden now they've woken up and pretended to be so upset about the 17 charges of espionage they do feel threat. now it has nothing to do with freedom of press freedom of speech they feel threatened because they do the same thing that astonishes done every day of the week it's called national security reporting and so now all of a sudden it's getting closer to home and they're pretending to be more concerned about it well to remind you here are some of the biggest revelations made by a songe over the years back in 2010 thousands of documents and classified video related to the wars in iraq and afghanistan were made public that leaked details among other things the indiscriminate shooting of civilians in iraq a year later the so-called get mo files revealed routine torture and the guantanamo bay camp and the death of inmates through harsh treatment and in 2016 wakey leaks revealed a pro clinton media bias during the 2016 presidential campaign and a plot to push bernie sanders out of the race. moving to the
u.s. president now donald trump says he has no fears over the latest military test by north korea that is despite his top foreign policy officials condemning people gangs actions. north korea fired off some small weapons which disturbs some of my people and others but not me i have confidence that chairman kim will keep his promise to me u.n. security council resolutions prohibit north korea from firing any bill istic missiles in terms of violating security council resolutions there is no doubt about that. trump's tweet comes during his 4 day visit to japan which has become increasingly concerned about pyongyang's military activity tokyo has been highly critical of the tests with the recent missile launches landing in the sea of japan country also insists north korea's actions violate un resolutions. north korea launched several short range missiles earlier this month trump himself had
initially condemned pyongyang's tests which broke a $500.00 day moratorium disarmament talks between the u.s. and north korea collapsed earlier this year after washington rejected a partial lifting of sanctions without full denuclearization former u.s. diplomat jim believes trump's advisers are undermining his efforts. well you know as far as mr trump's public disagree with mr bolton there are number of questions raised the most obvious one to anybody who supported since the election is why is bolton there in the 1st place mr bolton's been quite clear that he wants regime change in north korea by military means of necessary whereas i believe president roh is quite committed to his relationship with god chairman kim and to bring about a peaceful resolution on the korean peninsula and i think this is something that the his his underlings have been trying to sabotage for quite some time they've managed to tank the hanoi summit and i think what we see with some of the recent tests from north korea are showing a very impatience of that and that's one reason mr trump is saying i don't care so
much about that because he still committed to the agreement most of the news coverage coverage about trumpeters because japan has been about korea i think there are other rankly bigger issues on the table because we know sometimes this trump says one thing and that says another thing he wants to look at the way that he can he can keep some pressure on the north koreans but also keep the door open who would agree with kim realizing he can't trust the people he has around. while donald trump is coming under pressure from his top diplomats over north korea and syria it's the u.s. arms industry that is applying force and demanding he keep thousands of soldiers in the country artie's came up and comments. so who sets us foreign policy well when it comes to the projection of military force of the constitution and common sense says that's the president your sound george w. bush put it but i'm the decider and i decide what is best but recent statements from donald trump throw that into question here is what he said if you do have
a military industrial complex they do like war you know in syria with the caliphate so i wipe out 100 percent of the caliphate i shall want to bring the troops back home to place one crazy they want to keep it there you have people here in wa she want it they never want to leave some day people will explain what this is and if you will do have you do have a group and they call it the military industrial complex so according to trump he wanted to bring troops back from syria but he was compelled to leave several 100 of them there why well according to him the usa has quite a powerful military industrial complex and if our president is fighting against it it seems that he is hiding this fight rather well recently donald trump appointed patrick shanahan as his new secretary of defense shanahan spent 30 years at boeing which is one of the largest defense contractors in the united states and one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers and like many other companies contracted by the
pentagon boeing is having a great year. folks in this industry have actually pointed to what they've called the trump effect have you seen that in terms of our allies and our spending not only have i seen we think it's the best time we've ever seen in a long time for the defense industry but it's not just the truck presidency that has been a boon to the military industrial complex many different political leaders in the united states have campaigned on a platform of peace and then expanded wars once they've taken office. nations making progress toward freedom will find america is their friend. we're promoter of values. peace. we've lost thousands of american lives spent nearly a trillion dollars alienated allies the globe to the merchant all in the cause of
fighting a war for well over 5 years in a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the 911 attacks. i will never send our finest into battle unless necessary and i mean absolutely miss and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital. it's as if we've learned nothing from history the 34th us president dwight eisenhower warned the public about unwarranted influences when he left office over 60 years ago in the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought morons on by the military industrial complex.
the potential for the dissenters rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. we must never let the weight of this combination in danger are limiting our democratic process. we should take nothing for granted. that doesn't for me i'll be back tomorrow but kevin owen is here in about 30 minutes time with a fresh look at your news and to keep you up to date on what's happening in the european parliament elections stay with us this is.
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