marty this. big conservative party secures a majority in the british parliament as labor suffers in the polls and a highly disappointing night for them our live coverage from westminster returns in less than a minute. in other news later this hour at least 71 soldiers were killed in a militant attack on a military base in exposing a deep crisis for french foreign policy and its former colony and. protests sweep across india after it passes a controversial religion based citizenship that excludes muslims at least 2 people have been killed.
over marty international in moscow. midday here in the russian capital friday the 13th of december it is 9 am in the u.k. which is waking up to the morning after the night before boris johnson's conservative party has won a resoundingly after a strong showing in britain's historic general election the prime minister says that it gives him a powerful mandate to bring home which as things stand looks just almost inevitable as for the westminster based opposition parties a night for them they're both looking for new leaders labor suffered a series of humiliating defeat and leader jeremy corbyn says he will not lead labor into the next election as for the liberal democrats their leader even lost her seat she lost to the scottish nationalist party north of the border let's go live to r.t. you k. now in westminster for our special election coverage. good morning it appears that
boris johnson's election gamble has paid off as he secures a massive majority in parliament when he since made a victory speech and to break it all down for us we're joined by a brown you know andre walker and hops the car i'm a staff i thank you very much indeed for joining us. well now what's your reaction to this election we been talking about it for the last 4 hours we've been here since 5 in the morning. what's your impression and while you expect this to hold the 1st of most stompin saying about this election was i'm from the lead constituency the under them cabinet minister held with an 18000 majority for labor and not went to the conservatives with a 2000 majority that's not the red wall that's the red bunker there's just been boasted which i think is a phenomenal fades and here is i think the fundamental point and something that i've always felt strongly about minds our political life the labor policy statements that ordinary patriotic working class supporters if they don't want them
hey you know we as right wing goes definitely do we've seen that marriage come together today and for me i just think it's the perfect segue fundamentally the remain the oxygen the people who stay in the vote disagree with old ri working class people have shooed away that breaks that referendum they tend to go get swell of the ordinary working class patriotic people in this country i don't think they did they spot in the faces of through about rightly so so he's sitting on the fence there i think it's a bit i guess sad so do you think well i think i mean it is it is a crushing defeat and my face probably says it all but i think it's unfair to accuse the labor party of having disdain for the us on the contrary i mean they came up with a manifesto that was very much aimed at the working classes unfortunately of course it came the against a very right wing media that managed to sell it as some sort of stalinist and i
suppose. graham and of course there were many issues and i don't think that we should also sort of exempt corbin or the labor party from any criticism this is a victory for the bush johnson he had a very catchy slogan i think get back sit down people are sick and tired of bricks it i think the way they did cost the labor party the election and this is the result called the mother was all about putting people on the head and say hey you stupid little all those who don't understand what you're doing let's was proud of you with a few little treats about equality and so some of those out of the n.h.l. let's see what it's all about shut he is santa clause what he does is he thinks he can put a beard a room around the country dishing out free choice to people and he thinks people are stupid enough to do that we were met by the allright we remember hamas we remember hezbollah we remember the fight this guy hates this country we remember the fact that this guy wants to top the united kingdom instead the peace is to brussels that's why i got no votes i think the caricature kind of tabloidy talk
might not get us anywhere because you might remember the ira and i didn't i didn't know you like under the ira we remember the arab it also remember that it was thanks to a labor government that we brought peace to this country and the good fight is very and i hope and i'm going to fight here the good fight it knocks the memo in all the right left and all the people who died and it was much better to look at who was going to be tough but i don't even half as don't really mind that actually if anything the good fight a agreement which is a fundamental piece of red state i think that's going to come under threat with the flux around the city i have to offer to you in the possible international relations all we cannot isolate ourselves with this brics policy that boris johnson is now pursuing well 1st of all we need to know what exactly is the bracks of course that we know what he wants to get it done and that's i think a lot of people including remain as a sick and tired of said well yes fair enough let's get it done but we don't actually know where he's getting what direction he's taking and what he's offering
. exactly andrea he says is this dumb nonsense or there's so much more to do are just doing your bit about what if you are a big government socialist or what you believe in life is you need big government socialist solutions joe i believe in i believe in small government what we do is we leave the european union now hey where we're free an independent country we can go straight trade deals with china and america and the european but all of this you know when the how long it's going to take with we're talking about do a trade deal within the year with europe but people say yes. if they say no. we do the vast majority the single largest country we do trade with is united states of america we don't have a trade deal with that these trade deals are overrated you know the reason people obsessed with try deals it's because there's a bunch of people who know nothing about international trade whatsoever who are running around saying oh my goodness i need to find something to do all that and so the talk about international trade the european union member is probably the most the developed country or the developed states all the earth that is least capable
of doing international trade deals how we managed to be a member of the european union for 40 years and not to the trade deal with american cather that it's almost inexplicable perhaps we do need more than one trade partner debt way i think we do and i think that this sort of discourse about say oh we've got america as if somehow it's in our pocket and they can do whatever we like and give us a deal that would actually benefit us when we know at the moment and we don't know who's going to be present even after the 2nd. assuming he wins a 2nd term we don't know if it's going to be an american president hit that is all about being open to the well or being of america 1st which is the case that this president and america for us president is brilliant for america probably is not going to be the best option for president he's going to go for the juggler when it comes to the negotiating table in particular where the prime minister the hides in a fit when he's trying to say in 65 it does not buy and sell it is actually a reason that it is yes they are able to this is not only what i think we have here
is. the prime example of the economic illiteracy that has endangered this country so severely because just by the american way american flight attendants on within a year he gave them to america with a plan that they do that said we got to get a deal done with yes but yet you're throwing away bite by adding a tiny limits on she's throwing away your boxing chip because all the other people know that you've got to get it done in that time and they can get whatever whatever and whatever he you know chino think about if they're going to michael jackson has not done so much you're big government the go shots with some of the big government at the same time old many businesses are exporting to countries all around the well if you look at the european union in terms of trade deals we all never going to get as many trade deals as south korea when we remember the european union so all those guys who are exporting to america not will continue to export while these guys are arguing for the next 10 years or out what will be our game for the next 2 hours and it's things so he's so pools that take out. the wonderful stay where you are and we'll come back to you both a little later let's now cross to outside parliament where also ukase out is
standing by forest so east. is east of there or is it should be a they were going to go. i think it is a certain date. so what did boris talks have to say after his victory was a couple of hours ago he made an address to the media. well not so surprising leave or a sense of the prime minister crowing got off to that quite comprehensive victory yesterday he or really securing that majority that he says will help him not just secure what he would be had to messick agenda for him but also give him the mandate for him to as his slogan throughout this entire campaign has been get it done. with this mandate and this majority we will at last be able to do what. i mean pay attention because it's this election means that getting brits done is
not the irrefutable irresistible and arguable decision. of the british people. with this election i think we put an end to all those middle miserable threats of a 2nd referendum. and i say. i say 1st thing. i say respectfully to him to all stay in torreon friend in the blue dog. that's it. time to put a sock in the megaphone. that. you. are. a star you that. is. all we lost you for
a 2nd story waiting for you to us a little bit more that let me also question and so what about the leaders of the losing posses how are they fairing what are you hearing about them. well of course before this election we have been hearing lots from joe swinson she took a very strong program a position and was even confident that she could paps be the prime minister following this election well she's not apartment in fact she's not even a member of parliament anymore because she lost her seat last night and since then she has stood down pops on surprisingly as leader of the labor party. let me say no. for millions of people in our country. these results will bring dread and dismay and people are looking for hope. i still believe that we as a country can be warm and generous inclusive and open and that by
working together with our nearest neighbors we can achieve so much more. it was also a very difficult evening for the labor party in terms of seats it was one of their worst performances in fact the worst since the 1930 s. and they just about called over the 200 seats can turns a vote count they managed to get the vote a better result in 2010 but due to the way the 1st 4 supposed system works and the split of the votes was very important in this election campaign the brig's a party for example stood down for many seats giving the conservatives a clear run the remain side of the argument didn't do that and so that resulted in many heavy defeats again not just for the lib dems but labor as well some of those defeats actually very close and all of that leading to jeremy corbyn saying that he won't be leading the labor party into any future election. has so
polarized and decided to fight 'd this in this country it is over written so much of the normal political debate and i recognise that has contributed to the results he has received this evening all across this country ought to also make it clear that i will not lead the boxing in any future general election campaign i will discuss with up. to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and on the policies of the possible take going forward and i will lead the party cheering that period to ensure that discussion takes place and we move on into the. so now the prime minister boris johnson's attentions will turn to trying to get that deal ratified that he's negotiated with the un to take the u.k.
out of the european union by january 31st. thank you very much indeed for that case he's ready than i thought tonight where we all go to leave. tazer election same in westminster for now as britain's political map get significantly redrawn you can continue watching the live ongoing coverage of course it's online r.t. dot com click live and then r.t. u.k. we'll catch up with them again next hour more guest analysis and updates right here throughout the day. next to the security situation in in west africa is deteriorating for militants there have killed at least $71.00 soldiers and one of the deadliest attacks on the country's military in years and i feel terror group says it was behind the attack that also left and 12 others injured it took place ahead of a now postponed meeting between french president emanuel mccrum and 5 west african leaders over security in the region france insists its nato ally should take the situation seriously and provide more support don't call for delves into the
challenges paris faces in its former colony. africa has become a hot bed of terrorist activity as deadly attacks claiming hundreds of lives have spread like a wildfire. europe will have 2 swords of damocles over its head terrorism and kidnappings but also illegal immigrants since many are traveling through this region following one of the deadliest attacks in niger where 70 people were killed by islamists the big players have even postponed a big summit to reconsider their efforts the presidents of france sunny's year
agreed to postpone the summit on operation bachao nya on the joint chiefs on health force until early 2020 the 2 presidents expressed their determination to remain united against terrorist group. oops and to redefine together in the coming weeks the political and operational framework for ensuring the security of the sa held countries france spends millions of euros and sends thousands of soldiers to control the situation there but with the region's poor infrastructure damage control is difficult to say the least france needs help. in this context and in light of the decisions that fronts will take a big engagement by its allies is something that would be quite positive in the france is involved in acting on behalf of everyone there are other budgetary questions the means but at least as important in our eyes is a contribution of the europeans to operations to the management of prices it would not be right to spend the 2 percent without haven't actually done anything with the
armed forces just at the moment when prices require a response and it's not the 1st time across has been vocal over the issue the french president also criticized nato for bickering over defense spending instead of doing more to help the war on terror in sawhill why does france care so much about sawhill as is almost always the case it's about africa's natural resources the border of mali and niger is lined with your rainy and minds are vitally important for french power stations of course it's also dangerous if islamic fundamentalists grow an influence there they would only need to travel through libya for a direct line to the european continent and with sahil being half the size of europe it's not easy to isolate terrorist cells as for paris well it shifts the blame to the african states which can't cope with these challenges alone it almost seems like afghanistan all over again deteriorating government control and growing influence from islamic radicals. france's difficulties fighting
terrorism oh and american difficulties fighting terrorism. but of police or very few. and he just from the vantage of milton's in both cases you have external powers trying to essentially stabilize our ears remotely are in the real questions of citizens over of those countries whether it's worth it to continue invest in companies in foreign in rio its power charles from foursomes from rod get involved in contrary not only due to our true as i want to come but the charter of us but for their own national interests i think out in the bottom out of the of intervention in mali in 2013 are there may have been a false sense in france that it had a handle on this kind of terms i don't know i think that france will increasingly
try to get other western countries especially the united states in the u.k. are trying to ramp up their counterterrorism involvement. there without double trouble signed off an executive order to cut the anti semitism on college campuses but he faces a backlash from the probe palestinian groups it's about our story still ahead after the break. you know world's big partners. a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for
the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development the only. exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. while way down. china is the apollo 11. in this decade. it's defining the technological landscape for a whole country is going to happen for a long. time
to get more of a headline news this friday and a new naturalization bill has sparked protests across india where at least 2 people have been killed in the on the arrest the act seeks to grant citizenship to immigrants who fled afghanistan bangladesh and pakistan before 2015 but controversially it includes all major religious groups except muslims. india's government argues that minorities in those countries are under threat of their populations of shrinking specifically claims that pakistan's not muslim minorities have dwindled since the $950.00 s. it has to say that the bill is not only discriminatory but also unconstitutional and the opposition's threaten to take the case to the supreme court hundreds of joined a hunger strike in the country's northeast where troops have been deployed and the
internet shut down. that has some good aspects of the law. the indication of the law is actually is quite good. it basically wanted you to my knowledge these. 33 neighboring countries namely. bungler danish and afghanistan to be to be allowed to citizenship in india. but the problem with the problem is that posited minorities are not muslims they are hindus christians sikhs buddhists and other communities all not islamic non muslims so as i said the intention is only good because a large section of these persecuted by not minorities are distributed in different parts of india let me also point out that the cut off there is design but the 1st
2014 saw that you did minorities who came before that did before design but the 12014 so i think the intentions are very good i think this law is unconstitutional . i think it is illegal for a challenge of this law in the arab world and i am confident it will be struck. it is not a trick only was the stance for the government to step in this is because the government wants to. this issue today would not affect everybody if the government refuses to listen if you go to supreme court like the streets of delhi in the streets of india we will bow piece of the law every bit we will start. oh my god my god he had started. 'd this you know i think people need to be educated the people protesting don't necessarily understand what they're even
fighting i mean how is that different from religious fanaticism elsewhere in the world india is an independent democratic nation and i don't see why the us should have any say in that you cannot just attack india and say that it is discriminating against muslims it is a matter of numbers the sisters sticks there are so many more muslims that we cannot allow them all and there has to be and it's not about them being muslim it's that they are such a large minority quote unquote that in india alone we have $200000000.00 muslims muslims who are feeling persecuted within their own country perhaps need to go to a muslim country because if we as india whether it's democracy where it's successful economy allow this in pakistan and bangladesh we will be flooded with immigrants it were collapsing our economy. donald trump has signed an executive
order with the goal of combating anti semitism on college campuses the order threatens to withhold federal funds to colleges and universities if they fail to take action against the problem so we will not permit jewish bigotry on our college campuses if they want to do that it's going to be extremely costly it'll be amazing how quickly they stop. the move expands the $964.00 civil rights act to specifically prohibit discrimination against jews and already outlaws racial discrimination in programs that receive federal funds this targets the b.d.s. movement which boycotts goods from territories occupied by israel executive orders sparked outrage from pro palestinian supporters who believe that imus to silence them movement american antiwar activist ariel gold sees it as an attack on free speech this is a dangerous attack on our 1st amendment right to free speech and it's an attack on students it will serve to silence dialogue 8 is real and it
will serve you well even let it move it means that it's going to be much harder floor advocates for palestinian rights to organize on campuses what happens is that a school could now be designated as not protected it's one of the reasons it's not it's doing this. congress right wing in congress has been unable to ask her to write us legislation was that. i only meant it especially on all it's. executive order really has nothing to do with it it's about. shutting down in the mood for a list you need right it's not there. right. just before we go some news from germany at least 25 people have been injured in a powerful blast that rocked a 5 story apartment block in the city of blank book which is about 250 kilometers
to the west of burley in the authorities say that the number is likely to rise search operation among the rebels underway and rescue helicopters are taking the injured to hospital and evacuation in that area is also ongoing there's no word yet on what caused that explosion and we'll bring you more details next hour. right that's it for now argue k. elections even westminster pick up the baton in just over a half an hour with more reaction to what proving to be an historic poll in britain itself the cross-talk looks of all the conservative played up means for britain boris. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics small business i'm showbusiness i'll see if that. is your media a reflection of reality. in
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle the u.k. general election with a predicted large majority this would be the biggest majority for the tories since the days of margaret thatcher and labour's were showing in about 80 years it would seem getting breaks it done did the trick this is a big win for bojo but is it for the u.k. . talking the u.k. general election i'm joined by my guest john white and he's a political commentator and writer in london we have much fire saying he is a candidate for the u.k. parliament fund manager and author also in london we cross who he is a professor emeritus of international history at the london school of economics are across the uk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate mitch let me go to you 1st in london what happened to the polls told us something very differently.