tv Inside Story 2019 Ep 214 Al Jazeera August 2, 2019 8:32pm-9:00pm +03
boris johnson was elected on a mandate by conservative members and when conservative members were polled by a yugo polling company they said they would accept the break up of the union and even the breakup of the conservative party to ensure that breaks it happens his mandate is to ensure whatever whatever costs the breaks it happens that said if he is the last prime minister of the union he will be fully aware that he'll get on the history as the leader of the of the u.k. that led to its lead to its disbanding and that was the way very heavily and that's why you see him go to scotland wales and northern ireland this week it's very likely that we'll have another poll on on on on independence in scotland saying the conservative party have 13 m.p.'s in scotland and essentially with the election of course johnson they ran off those 13 seats. and it's also possible actually and this was something that they wouldn't realise before the referendum that the breaking point that the thread that i'm on which all unravels could actually be
ireland and the possibility of a board a poll in ireland even potentially before we have another 2nd referendum in scotland isn't it actually also really important we get a government in ireland northern ireland i should say as well. yeah and that's and that's become increasingly difficult now we have of course for jokes of president premiership he's gone to belfast this week before he met the cross community leaders in belfast he met with the d.d.p. he relies on for their support in the house of commons so he is not seen as an honest broker in that negotiation to restart power sharing in northern ireland so it's really difficult to say that happening before potentially ardbeg and the bringing back direct rule to northern ireland will be essential if we have a no deal breaks it and that brings with it all sorts of political problems for that for that part of the u.k. so here's the overarching problem that i think i see gentlemen from listening to
what you've all said there on these various topics and it is the word disconnect now people all over the world in democracies often feel a disconnect from the politicians they think they don't really know what's going on in an everyday person's life i think in the u.k. at the moment it is you know this is amplified it is a complete disconnect between the countries between the people in westminster as you want and i start with you alan seeing as you are in london what do you think this u.k. government let's not just say boris johnson let's talk about the government what can they do to promote some actual unity or is the mandate in the direction of the conservative party always going to be going against unity. i think because boris johnson was elected to unify the bricks and unify the right of british politics he wasn't elected as a unifying candidate for the whole country he is the core and the core purpose the rationale behind electing burris johnson for conservative party m.p.'s and members
was all of it is the base of the brics the party and for nigel for the airplane lections would return to boris johnson that means that his aim and everything he does should be viewed through the prism of the electoral politics of that not through any sort of grand plans unify the union or unify politics or get through bracks it in any sort of gay civil or way that could actually unite the country jonathan what do you think about unity how would this government go about it how does it say to scotland yes we do care about you and your your your independence or at least your desire to be more independent yes northern and we worry about you in the border yes whales we worry about your agriculture all of these sorts of things it is in any iraq actually probably a tough job it is the problem is that they have no desire the boris johnson show no desire to even attempt that because if he cared about the views of northern ireland . new did not answer the d.p.
but the majority of people northern ardent he said he didn't want bracks said and he was very very concerned about the feature of ireland northern ireland relations . hardbacks or no deal breaks it then he wouldn't be saying we should get rid of the backstop he'd be saying let's have the backstop because peace in northern ireland the prosperity and stability in northern ireland is were important than anything he's not saying that he's saying the brics that is the most important thing but why would he know it was. in wales why would he not want that unity i don't to get into too much psychoanalysis of boris johnson the the man but you know the united kingdom the clues in the title. the reason is i'm afraid that it's not about unifying it's about exactly exactly as they as the other panelists said it's about unifying the bricks that boris johnson is not the prime minister for 100 percent of the british people no to see who is the other purporting to be really
he's a prime minister not even 50 percent of the british population or the rich british or that british voters are very set for breaks that he is a prime minister for 33 percent of voters who want a no deal breaks it that is the that is the kind of proportion of the population that he's trying to unify in fear of knowledge of herat and the brics the party on his right flank he doesn't really care about any of those other issues if he cared about the farmers in wales he would be talking about a no deal bracks which would destroy them if he cared about scottish independence he'd be saying that scotland would have more of a say in the negotiations but in that he's actually continuing the kind of that the line that theresa may quinn she was prime minister which was the breaks it was the most important objective the union came 2nd and that is why i went to reason they had the opportunity said stay in the single market and customs union which would have kept northern ireland and ireland completely aligned she decided not to do that because she thought the brics it and specifically leaving the single market
was more important alastair indiana and i'm looking for some good news here because everyone says the unfortunate impression i'm getting is that 3 months from now the u.k. is going to be basically driven off a cliff is it that bad in your opinion. for the u.k. as a whole i mean you can i mean it it's so impossible to tell what is going to happen from one minute and that's one hour to the next not just in scotland but in britain and across the world and things have happened that occurrence that we never thought would happen you know donald trump was president boris johnson as prime minister. you know the prospect of scottish independence which was you know i mean i split not that long ago ready was seen as a during the you know it wasn't seen as something that was not deadly serious and but over the last 12 years since the scottish national party took control of the scottish parliament to those in 7. 100 linguists control this is again you know
something that has been on the agenda. you know will we be on the 31st of october with a new deal yet there's a pretty good chance we'll something happen in between to start that yes again has a very good chance and i think and you know with respect to scotland though and if it's. scotland did not vote for a new deal that would be very very bad for the use and if it can somehow muster something that gets some kind of deal that could that could stave off things for a period of take i mean perception and we you know we shouldn't war states the prospects of scottish independence there are. ways of you know getting a sport in scotland across the borders of scotland for instance the border between scotland and england in edinburgh for instance so you know i don't you know that. you know conservative supports but it's the s.n.p. since 2007 and in both the scottish parliament and you know elections and west
minutes there are elections managed to increase their horse share increase their seats you know consolidate their seats and their whole share even though it's going up and going to be that but we're talking 12 years ago and you know scottish independence. if something has to be honest i wouldn't be shuttle short did it happen gentlemen crystal ball time. there's 2 other scenarios i want to explore aside from the idea of breaks it or no deal briggs it and that is a general election. or a 2nd referendum on briggs because both have been touted by various players let's start with alan the idea of a general election at some point as all 3 of you have made the point boris johnson has not been elected by the people he's been appointed by the conservative party and he got 2 thirds of the vote in that ballot is there a prospect of a general election here and how do you think the electorate the people will respond
it looks more and more likely there'll be a general election for the basic reason that boris johnson will hit the buffers either intentionally or otherwise of the parliamentary arithmetic which is against his bracks it strategy and that will force him into elections they need to do that beforehand before he's forced or he will think that she is quite good to be forced into it so he can say it's the parliament versus the people i'm going to mandate for going to get a mandate and no deal for the for the bricks of the you voted for 3 years ago and the parliament is stopping me and that he hopes that's the sort of strategy that will win him that 33 percent of the vote that jonathan was talking about i mean the signs are so far these had this sort of brief bounce in in support and he has managed to successfully align the brits supporters to the point where a poll just an hour ago put the brakes of party down on 9 percent when they were polling double that couple of weeks ago so it's entirely possible we get to an
election where with the remain party fracture between the liberal democrats the labor party and the conservative party managing to align with a 3rd of the vote in our electoral system winning. winning a majority of seats not commons that's that's that's not impossible from there i think alan actually a general election could be really interesting because all the talk is about how boris well boris johnson wasn't elected by the people but there is a he does have he is a popular he was a popular mayor of london there's always been talk about him becoming the leader of the party or the prime minister and if it actually goes out to the people and he doesn't get a lot of support well then that scientists of the more he can say right i was right all along you didn't want me yet he can go and seek that that mandate is his negotiating strategy he could be probably quite quite. he won't need to necessarily say i'm pushing a no deal he can even say give the give a message to the european union that that we don't want the current deal we want
something different and if not we'll go for a no deal so you can blow it out a bit as well it's entirely possible that his strategy could pay off there's a whole lot of risks he could lose all of seats to the remain parties and more in a part of the country that the conservative party all the seats in scotland are going to go it's a risky strategy but it could be the only only route for him from for a man jonathan lists is there the prospect of a 2nd break that referendum possibly. i would say that a general election is a 100 percent certainty and a 2nd referendum is very likely because there is there is no way out of this and no deal is made now now a deal is basically become impossible we're looking at either no deal which would be calamitous by the government's own admission really or no bricks to school and in those circumstances that be extraordinary pressure to have that 2nd referendum because the fundamental point is that there is no mandate for no deal and the
bracks is have to admit that themselves there's a certain amount of revisionism going on at the moment where there's a saying you know we dates talk of the possibility of no deal before but that simply doesn't bear up to any scrutiny the whole point of the bracks referendum was that it was going to give us a better deal increased prosperity the deal was going to be very easy and very quick now we're talking about spending billions of pounds just to ensure that people don't die of insulin schuster's which is not exactly what was promised in the referendum it certainly was written on the side of the bus so when when when people confronted with that eventuality they'll be immense pressure to have that referendum and some people are speculating that boris johnson might actually want that it's because if you as a have if they were to be taken out of his hands if the people would say actually day one this new deal we won't see remain it could be that that's the only way that
jones and can salvage his premiership because then he could actually be the prime minister he wants to g.'s on thing was stopped and then go on and lead into other things jonathan lists alastair seriously and alan wager i've really enjoyed talking to you about this and that's saying something because we've been talking about breaks at an awful lot for the last few years so thank you so much for joining us and of course thank you for watching this program and indeed all our previous editions or online at al-jazeera dot com if you want have a look inside story in the show's section we're also at facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story were on. at age a inside story and i'm out come all a.j. if you want to message me directly from the whole inside story team thanks for joining us.
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coalition jets they called it a mistake and claimed their target was the who the rebels the armed group that overthrew a democratically elected yemeni government the group has controlled northwest yemen and the capital city of sanaa says 2014 is saudi and u.a.e. led coalition is trying to crush the who these and keep their next door neighbor in check it has pounded yemen relentlessly more than 19000 airstrikes since the coalition entered the war in 20151 3rd of these attacks have struck nonmilitary targets. it is believed that the fighting from both sides has caused an estimated $50000.00 civilian deaths. saudi arabia buys its weapons from the united states in the u.k. as well as a number of european arms manufacturers led by french and german companies. officially the use of these european weapons is compliance with international law
but the truth is far more complex this is a u.k. manufactured weapon produced in a 2015. minutes all school ended and shipped girl one duck duck go together muffled about the look of light this is all a. quest for answers europe's leaders are keeping their lips sealed. because if he doesn't do it we don't need it is it a momentous year. for the phones to be focused on your precious. evidence has been gathered accusation. has to be mechanical the bomb maker of them off go back go join
a computer think that let's say that it the u.k. and france themselves those states are risking complicity in future unlawful coalition attacks. the saudi and u.a.e. that coalition has been accused of violating international humanitarian law and the rules of war supplying the weapons used in these alleged war crimes would make the u.k. france and germany complicit. a majority of the victims of this war are civilians every day families fleeing the
fighting poor into the region's biggest hospital in also the ca. most of the hospitals in rebel held areas have been destroyed so wounded civilians like these 3 women and their babies flock here they're from her data a city near the frontline. that. the city of say. $550000.00 so most of them. how is the 6 month old baby's mother she and her husband have been shuttled from camp to camp to escape the bombing with no need to feed their 6 children and for the past 3 years. they can't even to see it any money time and again and our lives and then find it like this it is just out of our minds and that i think. they learned that. way and they thought that i live in addition for.
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even newborns are suffering and before the war this new need 2 units usually cared for around 10 babies now there aren't enough into peters to house the ailing infants. i may lack it ole miss and they may all go to mr heaven mang let him up that i'm going to have a fight had. this mother brought in her baby last night her 5 month old girl is fighting for life and is it that. survives a bad now all that awful. awful.