tv Inside Story 2018 Ep 193 Al Jazeera July 12, 2018 8:32pm-9:01pm +03
his deal what why did the cabinet back it will the cabinet back to it because the they need to try and come up with a position that the tory party would accept and at the time when the checkers deal was finalized it seemed like to reason they had been able to ambush her here cabinet members with the hope that their backing of the deal which quell some of the bricks at rebellion on her back benches but as we've seen with the resignation of david davis and forced johnson that has not happened the breaks tears are now in full revolt jacob reese morgan other prominent hears have put down amendments to monday's trade bill to try and dampen down elements of the checkers deal the whole thing is now falling apart but originally the reason behind it was so they had something they could bring to the e.u. that was unified whether that you were going to reject it or not they had to have something unified and now they no longer have that what about boris johnson's political career is a lot of media criticism over the former foreign secretary following his
resignation say that he had been the worst foreign secretary in british history. is it over boris johnson no it certainly appears to be i mean boris johnson being elevated to the foreign office many people saw was just the rise and rise of his career but in many ways this stint in the foreign office has killed off his chances again boris has boris as everyone says he could buy him spock but it seems very unlikely that he would get the backing of enough of his own m.p.'s in a leadership race to make it into the final ballot to members if he did however there is still the possibility that the tory membership would back him and he could end up the prime minister you say at the moment he wouldn't get the backing i mean he's very popular still with the grassroots supporters of the conservative party what happens if there is a grassroots rebellion if if members of parliament are going back to their constituencies and getting criticism from from party members locally.
as i said boris johnson very popular with the local party members still i mean what happens if there is a grassroots rebellion within the conservative party not just in the parliamentary one well certainly that's what some breakfast here m.p.'s are saying that they're hearing from their activists they're refusing to go out and campaign because they are so upset with this what they perceive as betrayal of the bracks votes but ultimately it comes down to m.p.'s have got to be the ones who trigger the vote of no confidence in the prime minister and for them the great risk in doing that is that any new leader would be under immense pressure to call a general election and in doing that they risk jeremy corbin winning it's very feasible that he could win with the tory party in such chaos and obviously notorious he wants to be the one responsible for bringing jeremy corbin into number ten but jonathan lists what about the much touted briggs it dividend the financial windfall that the country would receive as a result of the longer having to pay into the e.u. there are those that argue that simply wouldn't be one whatever the form of briggs
at the u.k. eventually settles for but let's just suppose for a moment that the brics it is a right that there would have been some kind of a dividend this checkers deal would surely watered down any form of dividend if there was to be one wouldn't it. absolutely i mean certainly the financial dividend is a total fallacy but the one thing the braces really wanted of course was these third country trade deals i mentioned and what the government has just committed itself to is to align itself an agricultural standards now that kills the u.s. trade deal of birth because the u.s. has been absolutely clear that they will only accept a trade deal with the u.k. only push for one if we adopt our agricultural standards to allow treated beef korean chicken etc that means we can't do that and also australia might well ask who are interested beef as well we simply won't do that the government is now admits that the government has basically said that we're going to be a lot b.s. on the single market so instead of we were removing ourselves from the room and
going outside it's trying to influence what happens inside it boris johnson rule that he's wrong about was absolutely right in his resignation letter when he pointed out that the government has for years been arguing with with bits of regulations it disagrees with and now it's accepted it has to accept them all wholesale without any ability to influence them who vote for them and so that means that the brakes that is being presented here by the government is not acceptable to leavers all remain as is a price it's the worst of all worlds it's a it's dead on arrival jonathan i just want to bring in a third voice into our discussion also in london leadership is the director of data and polling at restless and global welcome to inside story that we were talking before you arrived about to resume getting a cabinet together to flesh out a a briggs it proposal that her cabinet could unite around the details for you to be published in thursday's white paper what chance is there that the european union will accept those proposals. well i think that that is going to be the basis for the conversation of to start
a conversation let's not forget that two years after britain voted to leave the e.u. it's taken the cabinet this long to even put to forward a proposal as to what it once read the future relationship even though we've seen the cabinet implode over this proposal put forward by trees that may i think that realistically you have to accept that there will have to be further concessions from the u.k. when it comes to the e.u. but the e.u. is obviously very well aware of trees of mace tenuous position at home therefore you know trees are made before she even put a proposal for chief been sending her deputies around the e.u. to make sure that they didn't shoot it down a soon as it was put on the table but the u.k. will have to make for the concessions to the e.u. the e.u. will see it as a starting point to start the conversation need now it's amazing to resume a bill in a head of the nato summit germany's chancellor angela merkel said that it's a good thing that we have proposals on the table now that remark was jumped upon by briggs it is as an encouraging sign a even a modest indorsement to what extent is germany key in allowing to resume
a to secure this smooth and orderly briggs's that she's promised look it's very interesting that treason may have a supposedly discussed her proposals with angela merkel before she even presented them to the cabinet of course germany will be key as will all the other european countries in order to keep the conversation going i think it's really important to distinguish that germany can't unilaterally make the decisions in the e.u. there is twenty seven member states who the u.k.'s negotiating with and the people who are going to be doing the negotiating for the e.u. is of course michelle by me and the commission team so i know america will i wouldn't go so far as say that you know she saw this as an endorsement as her comments were an endorsement obviously germany's position is going to stay the same germany has been adamant throughout the backs of negotiations that there can be no cherrypicking so that means that the u.k. can't carve off bits of the single market that it. once while not having to pay for any of its obligations germany has been one of the hardest countries in the negotiations germany and i'm glad merkel supposedly even asked why the u.k.
should have a transition period after direct that because that is indeed what the u.k. needs in order to keep the continuity for businesses so i wouldn't go so far as saying angela merkel is endorsing the u.k.'s position and they already mention the u.k. will have to make for the concessions that i let merkel is very much aware of the difficult domestic politics the trees the man she's keen to keep the negotiations going on johnston for anyone who doesn't follow the money you show of british politics with the governing conservative party in such disarray where is the political opposition to surely with this mess they should be riding high in the opinion polls and would the opposition labor party be any better at delivering brigs it than the governing conservatives will certainly we've seen that labor party have not been able to fully capitalize in the polls in terms of taking over the conservatives. they have a problem also with brett their breaks that position is quite ambiguous for them i
think at the moment as the opposition that works well they're able to allow the conservative party to tear itself apart and they only really have to face up to coming up with a plan for bracks it if the government falls over say they want to do that and if that happens i think the labor party are also going to find themselves in trouble when it comes to coming up with a coherent position on. guns and less is briggs it inevitable can anything no prevent it a second referendum perhaps. in the events the last few days have made no situation much like we have now three months ago the food the final summits not taber this is all meant to be wrapped up and signed off now the moment the government's in disarray the reason may have still not accept is that we're going to be in excess of customs e. and the single market or else the k.'s going to be split so there are over lot more concessions to the u.k. size and when she makes those concessions she may well be defenestrated by either
one of her wings so she advocates spacing out the u.k. she might be brought on by the democratic unionist party in northern ireland and a lot of other m.p.'s were sites and she goes the full signal mark in customs option a custom see an option then she might be brought down by the bricks to is so she may well not be long for this prime ministerial world as the chaos rudd ramps up the freefall will take place and inside that void there could be a real romance and from both sides to change course and that's the point at which that could be a renewed call for people's votes to ask british people is really what we want need to shake what do you make of what you heard there what damage has this infighting within the governing party over briggs it done to britain standing in the world. obviously isn't a tremendous amount of damage to britain's standing in the world again let's not forget that it's been two years since britain voted to leave the european union the kind of domestic political turmoil you've since seen since then i don't think has
even climax i think there's a lot more on the way the reason for that as many european political analysts let such as myself we've been looking at the complicated relationship between the u.k. and the e.u. for the past x. amount of years is that of course this was going to be difficult and a lot of politicians made promises especially on the back side which are impossible to deliver so as to raise the mates government has been slowly mugged by reality there's been a lot of casualty shall we say in the political scene one of them being boris johnson you know as foreign secretary i mean we just know him as somebody who is prone to gaffes all the time he certainly didn't do very well for britain as its chief diplomat on the world and i think that a lot of people are just looking at britain baffled and wondering what's going on and as i already mentioned i think there's a little bit more of that still to come john john so if you had to put money on it briggs itself brigs it no briggs's i think of the moment the prospects of
a new deal scenario is looming we have a deal that will probably not be accepted by europe and the red lines it's a reason they would have to cross in order to get that deal through will not be accepted in the u.k. parliament so at the moment i think that the new deal scenario is starting to look a lot more likely and what happens then britain crashes out i can see just a list disagree green with that jonathan. yeah i think you know deal is has always been impossible. no do we have to have to look at what in the media that she means it grounds planes between the u.k. and the e.u. it stops radioisotopes potentially from traveling to the good the bad sides of radiotherapy patients is a total catastrophe it means a breakdown of the u.k. economy overnight and in ireland which could resume sort of instability in an even war in that province and so it's a total disaster no government could ever advocate that position and we know
government has been running from it because they have made every concession necessary to the e.u. over the last year because they're so such so scared of a no deal story and it needed to do you want to chip in there very brief answer i need for me please. i agree with jonathan that the no deal sonar is the nuclear option and it's nobody wants to have that neither the u.k. noir the e.u. nonetheless very strange things have been happening in global politics in the past two years and i wouldn't put it beyond this government to see that there could be a no deal option simply because that's a negotiations get completely log jammed because of domestic politics here at home politics on the european stage and global events with you know what donald trump is doing for example at the nato summit this week so i don't think it's impossible i don't think it's my base case scenario but the most disastrous outcome is still very much an option on the table jonathan this one last question to you the
independents that the now online newspaper wondered on wednesday if with one hundred days to go the divisions within the u.k. societies within u.k. society rather over brigs it can ever be healed. it will be a very very long process funny isn't it when when a breaks to say a new referendum or people's votes would be that it would be credibly divisive breaks it is always going to be divisive whatever happens from now on is going to divide us and if it turns out that we deeper exit and the economy disintegrates people lose their jobs when they're promised prosperity and sovereignty and control and all of those things go down and that is going to be the most divisive event of our generation ok there we're going to have to leave it many thanks indeed to all of you jonathan listening to schick and john johnston all of whom are in london and thank you too for watching don't forget you can see the program at any time just by
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four percent of national income at the moment they say the raises spending to half that. nato is much stronger now than it was two days ago i think that nato was not doing what they were supposed to be doing a lot of the countries and we were doing much more than we should have been doing frankly we were carrying too much of a burden that's why we call it burden sharing i was using that term a lot today burden sharing we had a fantastic meeting at the end twenty nine countries and they are putting up a lot. to discuss. this is why the discussion just now was important because there was a clear commitment by old nato members that they accept this new security environment and react by strengthening and modernizing their troops germany does that as well but i also made it clear that we at the second largest provider of troops with a night out and we haven't gauged in afghanistan fiji's this mission is a mission according to ask all five of nato which the united states was forced to
ask because they experienced something terrible at the beginning of the century and this statement straits the strength of the silence we help each other and we stronger to give the syrian government both his and their russian allies of raise the national flag of a durable city which is known as the cradle of the rebellion it's a hugely symbolic moment in the moment seven year wall major protests against president assad first erupted in dura in twenty twelve paving the way for the conflict there the holder is monitoring events from neighboring lebanon. the syrian flag hoisted in the old city of a very symbolic move the old city was under the control of the rebels since two thousand and twelve the provincial capital has been divided for years the rebel factions in that asked city surrendering overnight to agreeing to hand over their weapons to the syrian government and the russian military clearly this is
a strategic win for the syrian government this is also a symbolic win like we mentioned the city really is where it all began where the protest movement against the rule of president bashar assad began in march two thousand and twelve when people took to the streets demanding for freedom and demanding for reforms only to be met by. security forces who who opened fire on those protesters and a lot has happened since then now there is a full blown war and the syrian government is now in control of sixty percent of the country but there is little reconciliation and peace in syria so city the latest the rebel enclave to surrender into our province approximately more than eighty percent of that off province is now under the control of the syrian government that is definitely a strategic when the government reclaiming control of its border with jordan and in control of the main border crossing which will allow it to resume international
trade but there is a pocket of territory in that are controlled by i still and the government has started to target this area but a full blown offensive to recapture this i still pockets in what is known as the yarmouk basin that has still not begun. rights group amnesty international has criticized the armed forces of the united arab emirates and yemen for what they say is a system of enforced disappearances arbitrary arrests and torture in southern yemen the office say there are cruel and unlawful practices in u.a.e. run detention centers and the sequels on the government to stop immediately the torture and to really see cheney's divers who helped bring twelve boys in their football cage to safety from a flooded thai cave of call their rescue a miracle the boys are now under observation in hospital where they're expected to say for a week the thai navy says they were sedated as they were brought out in order to
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