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he's a hard core briggs if here now boris johnson will be the you case prime minister after winning the conservative party leadership so how will he deliver on greg zip and the many other challenges ahead this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm divvy ago pollen boris johnson had campaigned on a do or die pledge to deliver brags that the man has provoked much controversy one the leadership of the conservatives as was expected and will become britain's next
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prime minister when johnson walks into number 10 downing street this week he will be tough with person waiting the european union to revive talks on withdrawal deal if that fails he says he is ready to lead britain out of the block without a deal on the 31st of october but gregg's it is not johnson's only challenge the prime minister has to deal with an escalating standoff with iran over its seizure for u.k. tanker in the strait of hormuz. this critics will be watching very closely how he handles the so-called special relationship with the us donald trump is back johnson to become the u.k.'s prime minister. that boris johnson won the leadership contest against foreign secretary jeremy hunt taking 66 percent of the vote among the $160000.00 a legible party members the number of eights given to each candidate was as fully
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jeremey hunt 46 that was and 656 or. 92153. and therefore i give notice that 1st johnson is elected as the leader of the. me. and his victory speech johnson promised to deliver bags it unite britain and defeat labour's jeremy corbyn i say to all the doubters. we are going to energize the country we're going to get bricks dug on october 31st we'll take advantage of all the opportunities that it will bring in a new spirit of can do and we are once again going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve unlike some slumbering giant we're going to rise and pin off the guy ropes so tight the negativity with the education better infrastructure more police fantastic food for the broadband sprouting in every household we are going to unite
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this amazing country and we're going to take it forward i thank you very much for the incredible honor that you've just done me i will work flat out from now on with my team that i will build i hate the next few days to repay your confidence but in the meantime the campaign is over and the work begins well who is britain's new prime minister boris johnson's wealthy british parents were in new york when he was born in 1964 he gave up his u.s. citizenship he began his career as a trainee journalist for the times newspaper but was soon sacked for falsifying a quotation then he was a daily telegraph brussels correspondent where he often wrote stories critical of the european union he became a conservative party member of parliament in 2001 and served as the mayor of london for 2 terms until 2016 which is this when he successfully led the leave campaign of the brakes at referendum he was britain's foreign secretary until he resigned
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a year ago over terrorism a spreads a deal. now we can bring in our guests we have catherine mcbride is in london for us she's a senior economist at the institute for economic affairs in hamburg via skype marcus becker he's the europe correspondent for the german news magazine der spiegel and also in london jones he's a political commentator and columnist at the british newspaper the guardian and welcome to all of you thank you for very much for coming on this program i'm going to start with catherine mcbride and i ask you. what you think boris johnson's biggest challenges when it comes to the tory party now we're going to talk about brags it in a little bit to the good because that's the defining legacy for boris johnson but let's talk about the tory party right now what's just happened. with the many
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members threatening to leave if he goes through with what he's promised. i'm not sure that this threatening to leave the policy but they are certainly several ministers have already resigned though said there will be resigning they only have a majority of 4 at the moment and there is a by election on the 1st of all just which they're likely to lose to the liberal democrats who used to hold the seat so it's it is liberal liberal democrat sort of territory. that reduces the majority down to 3 and embarrass has a very big job of picking a new cabinet he's got to pick a cabinet of people who are really can do is people who believe in his agenda that's very important i think to resume a suffered from having a lot of people in the cabinet who are actively working against her agenda. and
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that you know she doesn't want to try and break to resist record for the most ministers resigning. so i think that that will be he's his 1st key thing is to position his cabinet properly and then he's got to inspire people to follow him and believe that life can be fine outside of the european union and that's what they have to do that's the most important thing he has to do is is brick's it obviously if he doesn't then they have the bricks at passy breathing down their necks as well so that it's. yeah let me bring in owen jones here we're not going to talk about greg suggested we just want to talk about what the u.k. needs right now in a leader he's a strong personality he's almost the anti antithesis to series of may is this the kind of person that the u.k. can trust to lead them in troubling time said. no the
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clown show begins that boris johnson has been sacked twice for dishonesty once as you noted by his own newspaper another time by the leader of the conservative party he once was recorded discussing conspiring to beat up a journalist with these criminal friend is somebody who submitted. votes on the same day one column supporting remain and the other column supporting leave which is one of course but was was pro it was actually published he's made a string of deeply offensive and bigoted remarks comparing black people to pick an unease with watermelon smiles gay people to tank top bomb boys compared equal marriage to 3 men marrying a dog joked about clearing the bodies from libya to turn it into a tourism resort i mean you know the only consistency in this man's career is as he can self would put it admittedly in his own slightly contrived colorful language is
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stunning not for certainly interest so just a few weeks ago he boasted of being one of the only politicians in the aftermath of the financial crash to stand up for the bankers now after a near lost decade will oversight over the last decade since the financial crash and bear in mind the city of london of course bankrolled the conservative party to a very large degree that sector is extremely unpopular and there's huge amounts of anger towards it so i suppose the picture based on his past record and again as foreign secretary have nothing nothing whatsoever to put to his name or the other than a string to embarrass mintz in the european union where he was described by one diplomat as it was the 1st time in his career he's been ashamed embarrassed to represent his own country where senior conservative aides said in meetings he had no attention to detail no concentration whatsoever monies windier all his life this is a man who is based on his past record is deeply interest. worthy deeply in
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principle completely inconsistent and only stands up for people of a certain class his own i mean do you don't have to say if he wasn't a privileged man from a very privileged backgrounds his career would have been ended a very very very long time ago and not says a lot about clustered in britain ok having heard that catherine you're a supporter of boris johnson if you'd like to tell us why you think he is the man for this job. well actually i think that what we really need is a bit of optimism at the moment and i think forest can inspire optimism i i also think that he is not quite the class that owen thinks he is he did go to but he went on a scholarship as far as i'm aware so i think that he's certainly not from the lowest classes but he's not quite from the landed gentry either and i think that that's quite good because it shows he has the and aspirational ability that is what
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our country really needs but i i think that obviously he has offended a lot of people in his newspaper column but he writes to be amusing i don't think he writes that as a politician as much as he writes it as a journalist and so i think that a lot of what has been said in his column we have to take with a pinch of salt in the reason it was written and it wasn't written to be as serious as a serious politician which he now is so obviously out expect him to. to stop writing the column or at least write it in a completely different manner. i think that he's he's very different in that way from to reason may he was very timid and didn't want to offend anyone. and i think boris is bombastic i do accept the fact that he said a lot of things that upset a lot of people but i don't think he was intending to upset them i think it is. you
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know. it was the way if you read the whole article a lot of times things are taken out of context and the. there was a and a tory assad tical about him talking about women wearing burkas but he actually in the article said that they had the right to wear whatever they liked but everyone missed that out and just talked about his opinion on burkas so that i think sometimes you you can just take the soundbite you've got to actually read the article with what is written but i think his the important thing about boris is that he will inspire us to to go forward and take a chance i think we've got to stop the sort of increasing nanny state that is making everyone terrified of trying something new right my question that would be to marcus becker. boris johnson has built a career on criticizing the your european union do you think he would be
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able to work out a deal for bragg that that would be good for the united kingdom. i'm pretty skeptical about that because the problems he faces are still the same problems faced by some 8. plus boris johnson has not the most fortunate of history so that the you here remember that you started his career as a journalist of the cheney to daily telegraph in brussels where he well basically. did a little face journalism with the ludicrous things about the e.u. and not how in the last couple of weeks he hardened his line towards the e.u. even more saying things that are basically incompatible with reality like for example he said in interviews that he wants to break up the withdrawal agreement
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and take only the best bits in it then he said that he wanted to withhold the exit bill then he said that he wanted to kill the north an island that's not all together which would basically kill any deal at the same time he says he wants to have a free trade agreement and until this free trade agreement is done he wants to have a standstill so basically that's the transition period where everything stays the same but this transition period is part of the withdrawal agreement so if there is no withdrawal agreement there is no transition period so everything johnson says doesn't quite match so i think this is a fundamental problem and i think this will be a major interests for him to be able to conclude a deal with the u.s. that aside jones if not better to have a pullback that here and the bars johnson has been a staunch supporter of brag that to be negotiating a deal then a people who are on the fence. well i mean he wrote
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a column supporting for may need to submit to the column supporting leave i think his support for bracks it was entirely opportunistic and even those who support him at the moment tory m.p.'s he probably don't think he capable of being prime minister will tell you that but the issue is that when he talks about optimism you know evo again in in is ludicrous consistently because star if we can put a man on the moon then then we can secure the bracks it that he wishes well firstly of course print did not pour money on the moon but that minor detail aside you know it's a bit like me saying all i can jump out of the window and fly like superman and anyone to suggest otherwise is is just being pessimistic anyone can abuse that's an optimism to describe attempting to achieve an impossible end in the impossible and that he's trying to achieve is trying to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement which has been rejected of course repeatedly by parliament but which the european union
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has said there will be no regular renegotiation of whatsoever and the problem is now effectively any form of bret's it deal any deal with your pain union for the form of any withdrawal agreement is seen as a not a genuine threat he himself said that the withdrawal agreement which he actually ended up voting for would leave britain in a state of vassalage at the same time you have the brics party which was founded by the former you could lead a nigel farage which so far has taken a huge amount of the conservative support without them that's always been a panicked and installed policy johnson is the lead of their party in the 1st place and if he comes up with a deal of any sort they will say that's not really bret's it is bracks in name only and they will do to that deal what boys johnson and others did to trees amazed and so the only genuine breck's it now amongst most live supporters is a no deal bret's it was no majority for our in parliament so we either at the most likely option as he calls
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a general elect. for tomba now if that was the case you know you're going to have to say he's going for no deal or he has to say he's going to renegotiate a deal in which case the bread supporters say we don't trust this guy. they will do that risks eating in to resupport all right catherine so in that sense is he heading to another election boris johnson particularly feel tries to push through his no deal of gender and because he's got what they're calling a way for a thin margin within the conservative party is that inevitable. i think most people expect it is oddly enough i don't get to say this that often so i am just going to say i agree with most of what jones has just said. i think that they withdrawal agreement is did. the idea of picking out the good bits is pretty difficult because there aren't many. respects stop that is not necessary anymore there are definitely ways around that there's
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a mess of tone was published by prosperity u.k. last week showing how we can deal with the irish border and keep it seamless and we can follow the ways that have been used even brazil has introduced a trust a trade a scheme which is working very well and much better than the you use one so there are definitely things to do and i do believe that we will end up with a no deal bricks it because that's probably the only thing that the parliament will not stop and that is the problem we have a lot of m.p.'s who will go out of their way to stop the u.k. leaving even though the u.k. democratically voted to leave and the only way you can change the concern is const to. the than members of parliament is of course to have an election so i do think we'll probably have an election quite soon. i don't see another way around that. i expect various tories have been particularly. active in
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stopping bricks it will probably lose their seats. and there's a chance will depends on where labor comes down whether they support remaining and or whether they support leaving there's a bit of a division in the labor party at the moment but whichever way they go they have to choose carefully they are the london and back remaining or and that's loses them the north or the placate the north and back leaving and that loses them london to the liberal democrats so. it's going to be an interesting election definitely interesting times ahead so marcus what do you make of the fact that president trump is a huge supporter boris boris johnson he said he's tweeted his approval of boris johnson winning the prime ministership is that going to be a concern to the european union when they negotiate with boris johnson the fact that the u.k.
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. is showing all indications of moving towards the us. i don't think so because basically nobody really a surprise to about donald trump being to lie to their will become prime minister because they basically are made of the same stuff no one is when it comes to populism when it comes to their relationship to truth. and i think the u. is still and even after a possible u.k. snap election is still pursuing its major most important goals and the the of the most important one above all else is to protect the single market and so even if there was some sort of magical technical solution to keep the trades around the irish border frictionless the e.u. still wouldn't really go for that solution why not because you
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just cannot have a former member having exits the union and then basically have the same kind of friction as trade or the e.u. members of the members of market enjoy because that would have devastating consequences potentially for the single market and this is a complete no go not for the u. commission but also for example for germany and especially for the german industry which the british yours always said would you know come to teresa mayes a's and. push american government to a softer stands and the except opposite was the case so the the. the e.u. is completely united around one position position which is that a former e.u. member can have the same benefits in the same form of friction a straight a current member can have ok so and that's it let's move this forward to foreign policy particularly with what's happening with the tankers in the straits of hormuz
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as the friction with iran given the boris johnson's outspokenness and perhaps lack of tact are you concerned about where this could had particularly now that the u.k. are going forward the u.k. will not have the full might of the e.u. behind it. well you just quickly are given a false or just settle national television they do have to be challenged what catherine said about arrangements existing in an alternative to the backstop is simply not true no technology exists in order to keep a completely open border which is a precondition of the northern ireland peace process which ended a conflict which killed over 3 and a half 1000 people it just can't be said on my own on television like this one challenge is not true and it must be reported on the issue of course of iran well we already know given there is a there's a you know the case in iran at the moment of a of a of a of
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a british iranian woman who is in custody and boris johnson's own intervention when he suggested that she was there doing so-called journalism and then this was used an iranian call to back up the idea she was a spy so we already know boris johnson's foreign secretary you know one of the worst acts of trees made was appointing him is britain's chief diplomat britain's face to the world all he did in his dealings with the e.u. is cause consternation and irritation and embarrassment so what the danger is because the johnson administration and seek a free trade agreement at any cost with the united states that they will go along and we've already heard jeremy hunt the other leadership come today talking in a very hawkish way that if the united states ends up with some sort of conflict by the likes of john bolton cheering them on then britain will do what it did in iraq and by the ok help i'm going to not intervene in it for you all right i'm going to
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add to leave it there i'm afraid in this program's gone so quickly thank you very much i'd like to thank all of our guests katherine mcbride marcus becker noan jones the one thing that's clear is they're going to be very very interesting few months ahead for the united kingdom plenty of more discussions to combat thank you for watching you can always see this program any time again by visiting our website you'll find that at our desire dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page you'll find that at facebook dot com forward slash a j inside story. and remember you can always join the conversation on twitter our handle is a.j. inside story but for me and the team here it's good buy.
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. where every. a lot has of the top stories on it is it or boris johnson has won the race to lead the u.k.'s governing conservative party and will become prime minister on wednesday johnson says he will take the u.k. out of the e.u. by the end of october. we're going to get bricks it done on october 31st going to take advantage of all the opportunities that it will bring in a new spirit of can do and we are once again going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve unlike some slumbering giant we're going to rise and ping off the guy ropes self-doubt and negativity with better education better infrastructure
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more police fantastic food fiber broadband sprouting in every household we are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take it forward i thank you .

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