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he would take the u.k. out of the european union on october the 31st with or without a deal of course that really puts a lot of people the 48 percent who voted against bracks it in 2016 very fearful angry even at that sprint predicament that possible predicament and with me to discuss that further is alistair campbell he's a prominent campaigner for the 2nd breaks the vote as well as tony blair's former director of human communications now really doesn't know deal look more likely now in this event what i think is parliament over there is rejected and the parliamentary everything is not going to change and it's true that he could if he decides do that then he's got to hang around his neck for a long time. added to which i think the likelihood is that the general election before that now he might think he can win a general election i don't know that we don't know is going to be boris johnson i think one of the worst things about this is
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a lot of bad things about this but one of the worst things is these people who are refusing even to countenance the idea of another vote on the issues that is destroying our politics and he's dragging our country making is a global laughingstock. in consistency with the fact that of a few 100100000 fairly elderly unrepresentative people are going to decide who the next prime minister is because the tory party is just forced the existing prime minister out the one before that having been forced out because of braces as well so i do think that we are as a country i think we're in a mess i think it would be a disaster for the country of. happening i think the disaster of the country britons who became prime minister but is it true also that opinions on both sides have also hardened there's certainly deafening intrenchments course that is well of no deal as well i mean that really puts the pressure on the next leader. what it does but there's no monday from the boris johnson nozzle for all of the people who really campaigned in the referendum to leave u.p.a.
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knew they were they were clear that we were going to get a deal if you get a deal in treason a shown it's very very hard to get a deal that doesn't damage as a country and damage our economy and our public services and our standing in the world so yes knowledge of fraud is probably going to do very well on a very low turnout in these european elections but it's not a mandate for a new deal no matter how many times he says it is the referendum and give a mandate for no deal to resume a general election and give a mandate for an ideal and a true leadership election doesn't give a mandate for no deal where does this put the people's vote campaign i mean it's certainly facing a stiff challenge right now would be facing a stiff challenge from the word go because so many m.p.'s are utterly resistant to the idea that this should go back to the people and boris johnson the knowledge of raj these guys they are resistant in my view because i think they think they would lose and i believe they would lose as well so they don't want it to go back to the people but if you think about just these 3 things alone the fact that the campaign was was won not entirely on lies but largely on lies that there were crimes they
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committed that are now being investigated by the authorities and most importantly that people now actually know what breaks it would mean in practice and the public and i think attorney against her now i think we're going to see in the european elections is that the tory party is going to get absolutely hammered because of the failure to deliver braces and because of the uselessness of government and labor are going to get punished because of the strategy as well so the brics the party will do well but it doesn't mean in my view the country is clamoring for a hard break. it's an interesting set of scenarios that we could be facing thanks very much alastair campbell in the meanwhile the. irish prime minister lee ever at that island face a potentially dangerous situation given that the next it could run the risk of ripping up the withdrawal agreed. that's been made by and it would said it would try to defeat this by strengthening its ties across the e.u. and the e.u. make no mistake they have said that whoever the successor is there certainly will
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be no renegotiation of the current withdrawal agreement to go but up there from london thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera a court decision in kenya deals a blow to gay rights supporters eritrea celebrates its 1st independence day since signing a peace deal with neighboring ethiopia but there is still discontent. logan a welcome back well as we go into spring and as those temperatures begin to rise we do have the threat of wildfires that are on the increase i want to take you over here towards israel shirts and video that has come out across the region they are now dealing with while far as across parts of the country tempers of come up it has been fairly dry in some locations so the firefighters are out as well as the planes are putting down that fire retardant to try to get those fires under control across
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much of the area unfortunately no rain is coming into play over the next few days saturday is going to be a dry day as well as sunday across this area the only thing is on the coast temperatures are in the mid twenty's as you go inland there more into the high twenty's there from baghdad we do expect to see a high few of 43 degrees where across the gulf things are looking quite nice little bit drier than what we had seen earlier tempter here dog 38 degrees while we are picking up the rain though is still down here across parts of yemen where we have seen flooding over recent days the rain is going to continue we do think over the next few days maybe across parts of sauna but up towards the we do expect to see a high temp if you of about 37 degrees there and as we make our way down here across parts of southern africa things are going to be quite dry across much of the area down here towards cape town we do expect to see attempt of $23.00 and durban at about $24.00 degrees for you.
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in 2012 al-jazeera traveled to iraq people here are definitely scared to speak on camera they're saying that if they talk to us they think they'll be arrested down the line to take the pulse of a country ravaged under us occupation some of these graves are completely destroyed it's one of the most holy and sacred sites in all of iraq turned into a battleground between the mahdi army and the americans rewind returns to iraq after the americans on al-jazeera. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. president has announced he's sending an extra $1500.00 troops to the middle east as
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tensions with the wrong continue to mount. they will have a mostly protective role. police in the front city for you on the phone for the person responsible for an explosion which injured at least 8 people a terrorism investigation is now underway as you can see after the suspect put a bomb outside a bakery in the city center. the british prime minister to resign may has announced her resignation she will stay on as caretaker prime minister until a successor is chosen may have been under growing pressure to resign with the bronx are processed in disarray. saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin sandman has reinforced his support for sudan's transitional military council in a meeting with the deputy heads general how much also pledged further support for saudi arabia with the deployment of troops in yemen sudanese doctors engineers and artists have rallied on the streets of hard to meanwhile demanding a transition to
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a civilian government protesters have voiced concern that regional powers are trying to influence the future of done iran has more from part 2. ever since this it's. just become. a loose really. allston. position for the next few days is but a general strike so let's just in the. first occurred. so you don't see these professionals association with license to bring the represents most of the students professionals is also a strike if it happens at the earliest it's destroyed it will look just a couple of the over the country now what we're hearing is that the at this is the sort of hope that this strike will put them in the driver's seat when it comes to
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negotiations with. the opposition this is that it was no growth in public a little light from the obvious insisting that they do. at least 9 people have been killed in an airstrike by the. coalition. in yemen east of ty's province the raid reportedly targeted a petrol station and some of the victims were children it comes a week after the halt these attacks in oil pipeline near saudi's capital riyadh it's kenya's high court has upheld a colonial era law that criminalizes gay sex the court said the ban on same sex relationships did not violate the constitution it comes after 3 years of campaigning by activists to expand gay rights in kenya and anyone in a same sex relationship faces 14 years in prison we are the government to take immediate. steps to protect and uphold their rights of the educate you
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personally by repealing sections 162 in feed and on 65. of kenya and introducing legislation that prohibits discrimination on all grounds including sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. eritrea has been marking its 1st independence day since a peace deal was reached with neighboring ethiopia last year the government has moved to block social media platforms ahead of the celebrations and what's believed to be an attempt to avoid protests andrew symonds reports. it's the biggest day in eritrea's calendar of celebrations with even more significance now there's a peace deal with its neighbor want time enemy ethiopia. now u.n. sanctions are lifted but human rights organizations say repression is still part of daily life president is lucky keeps
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a firm grip in this one party state. i reports of a ban on social media may be surprising to some when you consider how few people are actually online. has a population of $5000000.00 but it's estimated fewer than 2 percent use the internet mobile phones don't have internet access and there's no private media dissent isn't tolerated the country is now in a position to open up to the rest of the world. the. surprising are very little seems to have changed actually within eritrea. despite all of these. the system of government. autocratic stream the repressive. eritrea's peace deal with ethiopia last year part of it signed in jeddah appears to have had some involvement from saudi arabia and the united arab emirates partly brokered the
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deal with a clear objective to have more influence in the horn of africa the u.a.e. had already built a military base in the eritrean port of back in 2015 and as these satellite images show it's a large complex the runways are used by warplanes from the saudi u.s. coalition in its fight against the truth is in yemen. with a base in asvab positioned at the mouth of the red sea it couldn't be more strategic the suez canal to the north but even more important to the u.a.e. its enemies in yemen are a short distance away. eritrea's war for independence from ethiopia lasted 30 years coming to an end back in 1990 warm the conflict may be over but unemployment is high compulsory national service in the military is indefinite tens of thousands of people have fled the country one of the hazardous routes out
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through libya where many have ended up in detention centers. peace may have been established but any hope of it bringing better fortune for the people of eritrea is still thin on the ground. andrew symonds. presidential candidate probably is expected to file a legal challenge to last month's election results so carter has experienced days of violent protests over the things 7 people killed and 200 others injured in riots in the past week the testers are angry that president joker window it was declared the winner of last month's elections they say there was widespread cheating but the election commission says the poll was free and fair and you thomas has more from jakarta. it's here the constitutional court in the heart of jakarta that the opposition has said they will before the end of friday lodge a formal legal appeal over the election results it's quite possible that many
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hundreds of their supporters maybe thousands will come down to watch them do it and that's why there's such a big place presence here the roads are closed they've got riot gear they're resting at the moment but they're prepared for what might come because earlier in the week protests turned violent turned into riots and people were killed santiago who was the vice presidential candidate supporting the presidential candidate for both of the anti has called for their supporters not to protest violently although he has said they can come down here it's a tough ask for them to persuade the constitutional court that the vote was systematically raikes because the my. by which we don't know won the election 11 percent according to the electoral commission well you need to have a lot of evidence of voter fraud to overcome that pride of margin and on friday afternoon at a press conference the opposition didn't really go beyond saying they wanted the court to test whether the election was free and fair that it is that much evidence
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that it had been rigged nevertheless the full legal process will begin on friday and it's company by violent protests the place that prepared. thailand's parliament is holding its 1st session since disputed elections 8 weeks ago a government is yet to be formed as rival coalitions battle for more seats and that goes on in parliament and as that goes on in parliament one of thailand's main opposition figures is on trial scott rigell reports from bangkok. addressing the new members as he opens thailand's parliament it follows a contentious election in march the 1st since a coup 5 years ago this week led by the current prime minister. did it is important for everyone to be truthful and work together with full abilities. party. is position to take control of the government allowing him to keep his job thanks mainly to
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a recently written constitution allowing the military government to appoint the 250 member upper house but they'll still have to form a coalition to reach the 376 seats needed for control of both houses and there are strong indications that they have the numbers there's a physical transition with this new parliament as well the old parliamentary building has been closed and is said to be torn down the new building was supposed to open 4 years ago but remains unfinished the king had to meet with the new members here in the ministry of foreign affairs on the eve of this opening session the constitutional court decided to move forward with a case against tun a torn june kids his new future forward party ran on an anti who to platform and did very well in the election the party is in the democratic alliance coalition with main opposition party it garnered the most votes there are multiple beagle cases against the court he says there trumped up charges by the military government and politically motivated earlier he told al-jazeera he's concerned about people
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losing faith in the system and look at the big picture i think it's clear the attempt to continue to be in power of the military government is that. they be willing to tax thailand to the bottom if need be for them to stay. some feel that this new government will be short lived mainly because of how pretty it has run the country over the last 5 years he had not been talented so in order to answer to the parliament he has to be more polite this is not his way at all and also in terms of. process he faced a lot of challenges he could not run the country by i don't feel. parliament will also face those challenges as they try to govern now operating outside the political vacuum they enjoyed for the last 5 years many feel it will be
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a short term government a year or 2 and the political tension could possibly lead to public unrest it's got harder al-jazeera bangkok space-x. is hoping to set a new world record by launching as many as 60 satellites the falcon 9 spacecraft successfully blasted off from cape canaveral in florida the mission is part of a plan to increase the reach of the company's wireless service capabilities satellite weighs about 230 kilograms. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera this hour the u.s. president is sending an extra $1500.00 troops to the middle east as tensions with iran continue to mount. they will have a mostly protective role kelly halkett has more from the white house. we do have some more detail now in a statement just released from the pentagon from the acting defense secretary about
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the troop numbers and the 1500 what that will look like we're told that this will be a patriot battalion to essentially defend against missile threats it also will have an additional sort of intelligence component essentially surveillance reconnaissance aircraft and then we also know that there will be fighter aircraft as well comprised in this military personnel made up of 1500 apparently a squadron for deterrence. french police have launched a terrorism investigation after a blast in the city of new yom at least 8 people were injured in the attack and police are looking for the suspect who put a bomb outside a bakery in the city center. british prime minister to resume a has announced her resignation chil stay on as caretaker prime minister until a successor is chosen may have been under growing pressure to resign with rex it in disarray. saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin said man has reinforced his support for sudan's transitional military council in
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a meeting with the deputy heads meanwhile in sudan doctors engineers and artists have rallied on the streets of cartoon demanding a transition to a civilian governments eritrea is marking its 1st independence day since a peace deal was reached with ethiopia last year the government moved to block access to social media ahead of the celebrations in what's believed to be a bid to prevent protests the final votes have been counted in india's election confirming prime minister narendra modi's party has secured an absolute majority in parliament the result gives modi a powerful mandate to implement his nationalist vision with promises of strong economy and a more influential role in international affairs kenya's high court has upheld the colonial era law that criminalizes gay sex the court said the ban on same sex relationships not violate the constitution those are the headlines on inside story this coming up next stay with us.
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rhetoric has been an independent state since 1901 but it's only just emerging from decades of sanctions and diplomatic isolation as a come to 28th birthday we ask why hundreds of thousands of tree ends become refugees this is inside story. hello welcome to the program on. a rest area is marking its independence day after
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a year of profound changes a peace deal last year and a decades old border dispute with its laws a neighbor if the opiah the united nations lifted sanctions and an embargo president. who has been in power for nearly 30 years is accused of ruling with an iron fist political opponents are jailed there's been that's rheumatiz service and a rest area is now one of the biggest sources of african refugees in europe the government has blocked social media had of independent celebrations this week we'll bring in our guests in a moment but 1st under simmons has this report. it's the biggest day in eritrea's calendar of celebrations with even more significance now there's a peace deal with its neighbor and want time enemy ethiopia. now u.n. sanctions are lifted but human rights organizations say repression is still part of
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daily life president is as off work he keeps a firm grip in this one party state. and reports of a ban on social media may be surprising to some when you consider how few people are actually online eritrea has a population of 5000000 but it's estimated fewer than 2 percent use the internet mobile phones don't have internet access and there's no private media dissent isn't tolerated and the country is now in a position to open up to the rest of the world. the. surprising are very little seems to have changed actually. despite all of the very. system of government. autocratic. eritrea's peace deal with ethiopia last year part of it signed in jeddah appears to have had
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some involvement from saudi arabia and the united arab emirates partly brokered the deal with a clear objective to have more influence in the horn of africa the u.a.e. had already built a military base in the eritrean port of back in 2015 and as these satellite images show it's a large complex the runways are used by warplanes from the saudi u.a.e. coalition in its fight against the truth is in yemen. with a base in asked opposition to the mouth of the red sea it couldn't be more strategic the suez canal to the north but even more important to the u.a.e. its enemies in yemen. are a short distance away. eritrea's war for independence from ethiopia lasted 30 years coming to an end back in 1990 warm the conflict may be over but unemployment is high compulsory national service in the military is indefinite tens
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of thousands of people have fled the country one of the hazardous routes out through libya where many have ended up in detention centers. peace may have been established but any hope of it bringing better fortune for the people of eritrea is still thin on the ground. andrew simmons. let's bring in our guests joining us on skype from athens in ohio their executive director pen a rest area in exile a freedom of expression organization in london martin plots senior research fellow of the institute of commonwealth studies and the author of understanding a rest area inside africa's most repressive state also on sky from salt lake city john markham and buckle and nonresident senior research fellow of the brookings institute situations africa growth initiative program thank you all for joining us
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. by asking you this question about with see many countries in the african continent turn that chapter of attack rossi and repressive rule and reinvent themselves except for a rest area why is that still fickle too or just sit in fewer strikes this commission of different patterns that's been. that has been like everything that has suspended for the last 20 years and like right now you're just realizing that this has been met excuse by the you are. because that sanctions have been lifted the conflict as it has been solved but things are getting worse from day to day and this probably because of the regime are martin is it exclusively because of the regional dana mix in the horn of africa or soley because someone like.
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assayas of working is seen as lars of the life and definitely staying in power for as long as it takes well you're right about him appearing larger than life that certainly true. when i've met him i mean he that's the way came our cross i mean pretty haughty share we say but you know the problem is really that he runs the country with a tiny group of people there is no parliament there are no elections there's never been an election in eritrea's history and the situation is controlled by them and really they just rule everything there are no free press there's nothing whatsoever so it's an extremely repressive situation and burkle if you don't have a functioning parliament you don't have an opposition recognized by the government if you don't have freedom of expression how is it possible for the people of iraq fear in the near future to call for political reforms or at least start
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a new political establishment. i think that this is a very difficult question to answer because. what is happening me in the region know is something that i snuck in a lot of other countries especially countries that come from the revolution in about ground in which some group of people fight for independence and then they do not live to sing and i love civilians to rule the country there simply believed that they have they're the only people capable of ruling the country i think this is the problem that you have in eritrea but i believe that peace agreement signed between a journey theo pia opens up a very important door for if your p.r. spatially and all the countries in the region to convenes the existing government in your trip to to open up and hold. credible and fair
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elections to have a new government because i think that on that is to go many you have a retreat and now you're not going to be able to have any sort of economic development we're in a sort of a human development primarily because this particular government is either incapable or is and willing to move the country head in terms of economic development. is every leaders of the o.p.'s took the world by surprise last year by signing the peace agreement are you hopeful that this could be conducive to genuine political reforms in your country. not amateur full and almost little past 10 months of form that there's no real english trying to remain to an editing damson and signs of improvement like in terms of military terms of the economy in terms of i don't find them the issues are certainly issues and things that did it getting from bad to war so i don't i'm not talking about what is.
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planned for many years of work it has been saying that his biggest concern is to undermine the basic tenets of a country facing an existential threat from neighboring its european this expose what has been clamping down on dissent now with the overtures to worse the it's your peers your relations with the somalis with which ability do you think that the jew political dynamics could be now in favor of political reform in the country well i wish that was the case and for a while it looked as if things were really going to open up on the border between ethiopia and eritrea was open there were about 3 different crossing places where people could come and go and people particularly from ethiopia flowed into eritrea there was the airline began to make daily trips and that was very very positive but the problem is that since then without any explanation the border has been closed again now the eritreans are reaching out to the sudanese they've sent
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a mission there although the border with sudan was closed about a year ago and troops were put on the border so it's everything's done by the whim of president is cyrus now why he does these things well your guess is as good as mine what it could be is that in relation to sudan is that he's acting on behalf of his allies in the war in yemen which is saudi arabia and the u.a.e. and that he's actually carrying a message from them but with this is pure speculation because there is no accountability there's no way of knowing what is actually going on with some burqas because of an accountability why has the international community and the african union failed to enforce. radical reforms in a place like eritrea because they do have some sort of leverage i think part of the problem has to do to found that when you look at the horn or did east africa region you see that international community is involved in
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a lot of issues that make it very difficult for them to concentrate on what is happening to retract some of the groups that are in a position to do something significant every trip more interested in finding. the problem in somalia and actually looking wiz to help. get out of debt quite mad that their country could only is in one thing that i need to mission here is that. since the peace agreement between if you reach i was certain there was a feeling among some scholars that. is maybe actually trying to open up just a little bit in order to get to sanctions lifted so that he can access is international resource a day needs to continue his or her prison rules rule and that he's not really
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interested in moving forward in such a way that the country would have new political parties there would be new political competition there would be new konami competition in order to provide an opportunity for your returns in the diaspora to come back home and develop the country so i think that there must be international community and especially i got and countries in the hone have to look for a different way to force change in the new try because i don't believe that. depresses a new regime in their trash is really interested in gently change. i'm listening to you seem to be a pretty must pursue mystic about any positive outcome that would put an end to the reclusive authoritarian rule in their rhetoric but if you go back just to your neighbor in if the o.p.'s mass protest movement suddenly asked a minority of the. is there any chance as we might see a must protest movement similar to that in iraq we are. this difficult to have that
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kind of put us in nationally because every move has been controlled by the regime let alone big just like every move. to become it goes in with 5 or 7 will have examples and out of it is. it is very tight in every aspect of the life like that being implanted everywhere so it's difficult to organize that kind of protest in extra so i'm talking about. martin when the united nations secretary council security council lifted the arms embargo and when the united nations general assembly elected to the whites council what message were they standing. well they were sending 2 messages i think one was that they were hoping that there would be some kind of reform inside eritrea if they lifted the the sanctions that had been imposed on eritrea i think the 2nd one
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was basically saying and this is a very sad thing to say that really they didn't care what eritrea did about its own political prisoners i mean hundreds of of political prisoners languish in jail they've never been put before courts they are held there at the whim of the president and but you know that the opening up has actually paid some dividends i mean for example the international monetary fund for the 1st time in 10 years paid a visit to eritrea recently and 2 days ago it put out a statement saying yes eritrea is in economic difficulty did does need help you know but there they think that it's possible to engage with it well i wish them luck you know i mean do you know that there isn't even a budget published in eritrea now how do you analyze what the economy of a countries when you don't have a budget published john i think one of the biggest expectations of the people of rhetoric after the peace agreements was to see is size of quirky.
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and to the. rickles christian that didn't happen at all. no he didn't and i believe that part of the reason has to do with the fact that the. president does not in my opinion does not plan to live office. and he needs that. situation in order to continue to hold onto. power and i really believe that. the president is either incapable of understanding or understand but doesn't kid that decision that has happened in the future. since independence is that the war would it be acute a lot of young people and he's repressive rule has literally sent force a lot of young people to leave the country so know that in terms of transformation
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you don't really have that many people left in the in the region who are capable of forcing the transformation that is necessary as it happened in ethiopia from early because most of the young people who are able to have lived a country and then there was that realized that the only way to survive is to submit to the repressive regime in the country and i think this is a sad situation and it is sad that primarily because the african union is either incapable or unwilling to do anything to remedy this situation ever home for many is the size of what he was saying basically that the need to have this mandatory military service in place because every tria is some sort of david faced with a neighboring goliath it's a tiny nation facing a nation of more than 80000000 and therefore there needs to be more people in the
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military. is this something the people of eritrea understand or they just see it as a justification by the government to continue its grip on power most most people see that kind of distribution because they also see the government also is trying to create conflict so that to sustain this kind of in the national service so it's become tourist know that the government is getting conflict to continue national service and now it's a justified letter saying you know we have discovered that mr then we have to put in our or not out of it or our standing army but people understand that the cause their region or the government itself so it's just you know it's just progress excuse martin the inaction of the international community is baffling in a way or another because when you look at the migration crisis towards europe 16 percent of those migrating come from tiny place like i wish begs the question why
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the a use not doing enough to send some messages that the would like to see we will change in in the country for the people to go back home. well one of the real problems for the european union or the united nations is that eritrea really doesn't respond to any kind of shall we say carrots i mean the european union has for years been trying to give aid to eritrea eritrea just said we're not interested we really don't care whether you give aid or not in fact it's always the europeans that are trying to say to her please please take our aid now in those circumstance you can then hardly say well if you don't take the aid we'll take it away you know we'll if you don't reform we'll take this away i mean the european union has rather been doing a different series of things they have been putting up buffers in the mediterranean to pit stop people crossing they've been making it much more difficult for fuel to get into libya and once they in libya the they are then imprisoned they are sent
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back to there's all sorts of restrictions are in place put in by the european union and then by other countries along the way who are encouraged to do this the whole cartoon process which is supposed to oversee this is actually not chaired by eritrea so you know the european union and the air tran's are actually uniting on this issue but it's not succeeding john this seems to be some divide between the scholars about the nature of the migration from industry or towards europe some say it's purely economic others say it's because of political repression what do you what do you think. well it. is both. you cannot have an effect if economy if you have a political repression primarily because as. we now know from china. the thing is that as the economy expands and people become more. financially independent did to start demanding more political freedom so one of the things that
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you seen in a chair is that many young people have come to the conclusion that it to continue to stay in eritrea they will never be able to have in your community for service station there's no opportunity for religious cation and training so that they can participate productively in the economy and even if they get to training as we see from it returns will go up brought there's no reason to return to the country because if you do you not be able to participate gainfully in the economy so deliberation destroys the economy and they destroy the economy forces people to leave the country so if you want to stop make rationing from richard to europe you must have to change the dynamics in the retreat respect to education respect to the economy respect to the political repression though you had accomplished brings me to this question. against the backdrop of the current situation do you think that
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groups like the. red liberation democratic movement has any chance in the near future with all the impressive spinners network put into place by the government to rally popular support among those disenfranchised with a seance. you know that the getting up especially pos the pistol is to power now coming together 2 and no doubt much over that the only problem is the set up organiser region so people are coming together to oppose their religion in different ways and more than in a time before it just becomes much easier to galvanize people around same i don't want those now so i'm hopeful that it will be difficult to organize from inside the country at least from encounters or most much of the population of them at times as annoying as a lucky dip they are so than uganda and other countries so it just becomes easier
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to write that it back to the country and then kind of restarted again if things simple. just amplified about it. john you have the military which bites into a huge chunk of the state's budget compounded with the severe drought that the country faces for quite some time isn't this a situation that could be conducive to a retreat or to implode from within rather than face an existential threat from outside. i think this. is a very good question because it ties in to some of this pickle issues that people are regarding why are all of a sudden. the president is reaching out to if you're. the it when you have such a huge military budget. and the government a glitch or order in the years of busy economic activity in order to fund and what
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is going to happen is that somebody down the line the government is going to run out of it because there is nothing being produced locally that can be taxed and there's a resort this either see an improvement all you government reaching out for example due to united arab emirates in search of really news in order to continue to prop up the government and so without this report of this external source i think that the government is getting to the point where the it is it is likely to. martin i have less than a minute if you don't mind for many years the u.s. in particular has been looking up the horn of africa through the prism of the fight against groups affiliated with al-qaeda and i said but we have this new momentum which is building up in neighboring countries about the need to build vibrant democracy is in the region don't just see it as the opportune moment for the west in particular to say to
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a size of well it's about time to change well i wish they would take that stand unfortunately quite frankly eritrea is pretty low down on the list of priorities if they have any priorities in the horn of africa and you know i don't think someone like donald trump really cares very much about it but if they do then it's always with ethiopia and the air tran's have rightly complained that they are their concerns are not really taken seriously enough so i thought i list they can work with the saudis to raise their game i think it's unlikely that the west will take a great deal of dhea of interest in it which means it's up to air tran's in in eritrea to really deal with the situation themselves. thanks to all our guests very bottom plot and john will come back oh and and thank you too for watching you can see the program again anytime by visiting our website c.n.n. dot com for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is a.j.
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you're just back from yemen what was the glimpse of the country that goes we listen to that children are deeply affected because of war we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter just 0. and a very warm welcome to the news hour i'm maryam namazie in london with the top story from europe to attach the opportunity to the country.
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where the u.k. is now looking for a new prime minister after a tearful to reason may finally announce she's going to resign. i'm very now we're going to end doha with the other global headlines and president donald trump confirms more u.s. troops will be deployed to the middle east amid soaring tensions with iran. and the winter modi's that to be reelected as india's prime minister after his governing party's landslide win in the general election. also peace with their neighbor gives every trains more to celebrate on independence day as the government shuts off social media. and on people with all your school says the big names gear up in paris former champions get ready for the serious business of 2nd grand slam the french open. well she's calling on the months despite losing 3 parliamentary votes on her breaks
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it plan and suffering constant attacks from her own party but now in an emotional speech to resume a has announced that she will resign as leader of the u.k.'s ruling conservative policy on friday the 7th of june at present donald trump. state visit to the u.k. a leadership contest will then begin the following week with mate staying on as prime minister until a replacement is chosen in late july the leader of the official brics it campaign boris johnson is the favorite to win in what's expected to be a field dominated by bricks that supporters whoever replaces how it will then have until the 31st of october to deliver breaks it that is the deadline for britain to leave the european union al-jazeera as paul brennan begins our coverage. it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort to recent days resignation announcement
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speech began a little hesitantly and ended reluctantly but with her close staff and her husband philip standing by for support the prime minister conceded defeat. it is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that i have not been able to deliver brix it she will officially step down as party leader on june the 7th but remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen in the end though the emotional strain of recent months overcame her i will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold. the 2nd female prime minister but certainly not the last. i do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love the prime minister's resignation became inevitable after a hostile reaction to her final breaths at compromise offer even senior figures
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within her own party were demanding that she quit now that she has many of those same critics have now praised her dignity and determination. actually i think that me the promise has put a heart and soul is trying to do the best for this country at a difficult time facing a challenging climate and column and many of those currently paying tribute are keen to succeed her in the top job more than a dozen conservative m.p.'s could contest the leadership with the new prime minister emerging by the end of july but parliament then takes a 6 week recess and some observers see the whole process as self-indulgent with the october 31st deadline approaching we are wasting the time that's been allotted to us we're all wasting good will on the next prime minister will have different arithmetic from theresa may the same problems in parliament getting the deal through by the same promise in parliament if they try to get no deal the opposition labor party is demanding a general election has a new conservative leader isn't going to solve the problem. there has to be another
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opportunity for the people of this country to decide who that want government how they want the government to be run what the long term strategy is of that government i think we did a general election in brussels reaction to the resignation was diplomatic presence younker followed prime minister mays and now instruments this morning without personal injury the president very much liked and appreciated working with prime minister may and as he has said before terri's i'm a woman of courage for whom she has great respect choosing to resubmit a successor is a 2 stage process with conservative m.p.'s 1st with lean down the candidates to a final 2 and then a postal ballot of the party's wider membership choosing the winner the early frontrunner is boris johnson who has massive support among the 125000 grassroots conservative members but he enjoys less support among parliamentary colleagues the party's internal divisions were once again generate international repercussions it
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was breakfast which marked the beginning and end of teresa mayes premiership it will certainly mark out her successor paul brennan al-jazeera. well sunny gago is outside parliament in westminster where she's been following the day's events and joins us now sonia trees amaze time at downing street has drawn to a close but she leaves behind a party fractured a parliament in disarray and the country more polarized than ever what does all this mean for brics it. well that's a question that many here are asking as well as across the european union it certainly puts into doubt that. any likeness of her deal could certainly get passed through given the amount of challenges that are facing the choosing of a new leader. the wranglings of last summer recess as i mentioned earlier on as well but there are many challenges that the new leader of
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the country would face and so far you have up to 21 people who potentially. throw their names into the hat there's the 4 of them who are definite and among them the 2 most prominent ones the current foreign secretary jeremy hunt who started off as a remainer but really came to back the trees a maze deal quite vociferously and sticking to the line that bracks it must stick with that deal and of course the other person who's the high profile face in this race is boris johnson he was the official face of he was the face of the official leave campaign he has been speaking a lot about how britain a should just leave without a deal as opposed to leaving with mrs may's deal fact he resigned his position over it his against it so with that in mind the question is now what
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happens next well the. 2 options that are on the table now is that it just really seems. 2 of them which are looking like more. more study options which is no deal or no bricks it certainly misses may deal stands very little chance of getting through it all and with that it's made the european union quite anxious in the sense that what kind of leader is going to emerge from this and what will they have to do to make sure that the u.k. exits in an orderly fashion what they are trying to avoid doing is for no deal breakers which of course would cause immense chaos across the continent not just for the u.k. as well of course the european union have stuck to their guns and even though they've been very diplomatic about this they've said that the withdrawal agreement
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for the u.k. to exit the european union is not up for negotiation and that has been voiced by several members already is certainly the position isn't it thank you very much sun again go there for us in westminster. decision could further complicate the brics a process the withdrawal agreements on he was mentioning there and so far stalled in the british parliament has been deadlocked and leaders are growing frustrated with this they've been urging the u.k. to give some sort of clarification so what happens now natasha butler has more on this from paris. well the big question for european union leaders is what does to reserve may's resignation mean footboards it we've heard from the french president calling for rapid clarification spain's prime minister says for him it looks as if the heartbreaks it is the most likely outcome why lynn's prime minister very concerned about what it would mean for ireland talking about entering into now a very dangerous period indeed britain was supposed to be leaving the european
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union this year it was supposed to flecked in march that was delayed they had a summit in april e.u. leaders and to reason they agreed on a new deadline or october 31st but of course european leaders do not know who they will now be dealing with who will replace to resume a will it be a hard line breaks it is so to speak the only thing that is certain is that the european commission spokesperson says that there will be no new renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement but there is no doubt that sense of frustration that has been there within e.u. circles for many months now and years over the break that process is only getting worse. for german chancellor angela merkel has expressed respect for trees in may and says berlin will continue to work closely with the u.k. to secure an orderly breaks it. we respect this i've always had a good working relationship with prime minister to resign me the departure of the
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u.k. from the european union is a major transition and regardless of what happens in british politics german governments will do everything to achieve a good partnership an orderly exits and good cooperation. of terrorism a will be remembered for presiding over one of the most chaotic periods in the country's modern political history. looks back at her almost 3 years as prime minister of the united kingdom and it's safe to say it's not been an easy ride. so will the new prime minister from the. chaos that followed the bricks and referendum set out her agenda which suggested a bold change of direction for the governing conservative party we will make britain a country that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us. that will be the mission of the government i lead and together we will build a better britain. she been the home secretary in charge of the police immigration
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and security for several years with a reputation for hard work competence respected but not loved by colleagues but as prime minister less than a year into the job it was her decision to call and a necessary election and that was the beginning of the end the campaign was an inspiring stories amaze message repeated so often and who do you trust to have this strong and stable leadership strong and stable leadership that strong and stable government the results well her face said the nights she and the conservatives clung to power but their majority was gone and so was her. she was not a personality politician the same way jimmy called even david cameron was used to believe in personality politics and that becomes harder and harder than the age of social media and old timidly the country never fell in love with theresa may it told.

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