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itself because 21 members have been disciplined they're now being coached back most of them are said to be supportive of boris johnson's deal furthermore the writs 28 diehard pro bricks hard liners most of them apparently of supporting both his johnson and then there are the independent m.p.'s they're looking to try and bring forward as well but really as far as the d.p. is concerned no deals there and so it's the labor party the labor party rebels who are pro bracks it very much on side with having a deal how many of them will support the government well that's the key thing because it could be a few votes short of. ads all of this more uncertainty now about the whole process with all of the lip when a conservative m.p. want to guarantee that there is no deal brix it by accident so he wants to speed up the whole process he wants to flip it round with legislation for this new new deal
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going through 1st and then he's getting together in the commons and rubber stamping it now that could take more than 2 weeks and that could derail any hope of the whole thing happening before october 31st and therefore an extension to january next year add to all of this the sense of history of this saturday's being destroyed by a super saturday and there will be hundreds of thousands of demonstrators here wanting a 2nd referendum this a major gathering in london it could be as many as will the half 1000000 predicted in the city this afternoon. time for a short break here not just iraq when we come back we take a look at the plight of thousands of syrians who fled to iraq to escape the turkish offensive. and a failed mission mexican politicians admit mistakes in a police operation aimed at capturing the son of a tourist dropbox more of that stimulus.
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i was very much a case of east is best for sunshine across europe at the moment lost a clear skies him some warm sunshine at that stretches its way right down into the med it's right away you might just catch one or 2 rope showers but the main weather action remains further west but we have these areas of low pressure piling in from the atlantic says a very wet weather some very windy weather as we go on through the next couple of days saturday the cloud and right streams across the united kingdom into scandinavia the low countries much of france doll and damp by of biscay northern areas of spain and portugal also looking very disturbed and that wet weather will continue to drive its way further east which is because through sunday further east the warm sunshine will continue unabated a lot of sunshine to across northern parts of africa but a chance of some showers there into libya and he'll push a little further north which in these woods as we go through sunday want to see
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showers a possibility to into the far west of algeria and i would say some very heavy showers recently into west africa as of course so we should do this is the ivory coast where we have seen some flooding over the past few days some really heavy downpours coming through here lead to some widespread flooding those heavy showers there set to continue through the gulf of guinea all the way across west africa right there into liberia and sierra leone. although worked as state with the most unstable where was the rest internment and mass indoctrination children are now in the process of reeducation or chinese assimilation forced labor and the use of high tech surveillance we're being complicit in the human rights abuses that are occurring an australian investigation into china systematic repression of the weakest tell the world on al-jazeera.
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welcome back a quick amount of our top stories here this hour at least 2 people have been killed during mass protests across lebanon tens of thousands of people but out on the streets demanding political change the prime minister saad hariri has given rival groups and his government 72 hours to find a solution. an extraordinary session of the british parliament is going to begin shortly to decide the fate of prime minister barak johnston's new brigs at the old thousands of people are also expected to march in london to demand a new referendum. now the truce in northern syria is largely
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holding despite accusations from both kurdish forces and turkey of violations turkey's president russia has warned the offensive in northeast syria will resume within minutes if kurdish rebels don't abide by the terms of the 5 day cease fire u.s. secretary of state might bump aoe says he's optimistic it will hold despite signs of shelling on friday. we're hopeful in that hours ahead that both both the turks who were part of the agreement alongside of us as well as the white b.g. fighters in the region will take seriously the commitments that they made and that we will actually achieve within the next now 96 hours the commitments that were laid out in paragraphs one through 13 of the agreement well a cease fire in syria hasn't stopped people from paying smugglers to get them to safety more than 700 have crossed the border into iraq overnight and the united nations says more than 3000 of arrived dead this week as there was not going to name reports now from the kurdish region of northern iraq. after more than 8 years
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of on and off cease fires and being forced from their homes many times these refugees seemed unfazed by turkey's announcement of a 5 day pause in fighting the war in syria has shown them time after time peace is never assured and. they slide is not called life and it's called destruction if anyone saves on my life what he should really say is i am that in the last 5 days the un's international organization of migration has screened more than 2300 syrian refugees smuggled into iraq refugees say they have no other option because kurdish fighters in syria are preventing them from crossing the border in the city and get out and witness sooty we are syrian but we hate our country we don't want to go back. nedra and her sister each paid a smuggler $600.00 she says she and her 2 young children walked for 5 days.
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of his job a lot of them i was alone in the desert. do i love you love i hope everybody left it was just me and my children i was suffering. this latest wave joins the more than 1000000 refugees and internally displaced people already here in the kurdish region of northern iraq the government says the international funding it relies on has been cut in half its affecting its ability to provide basic services such as food water education and health care the influx is only adding to the financial pressure. that the french foreign minister met the president of the kurdistan regional government on thursday and pledged about $11000000.00 to alleviate the humanitarian emergency it's very soft i said if this is too much we hope the warring parties will get together and talk about peace
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again and accept sides so next to. the restaurant again. none of the refugees we spoke to are thinking about returning they've lost all hope that syria will ever be the home they remembered before the war they tossed a good name al-jazeera to hook province in the kurdish region of northern iraq. protests in algeria show no sign of stopping as thousands took to the streets on friday in what's now the 35th week of demonstrations in the company algiers down in other cities across the country demonstrators called for the government to rid itself of any remnants of the regime of former president of the disease but a frica who resigned after a mass protests in april people are also voicing their support for the more than $100.00 journalists and activists who've been detained by security forces for the suspect in both in the protest movement. explosions inside a mosque in eastern afghanistan during friday prayers are killed at least $62.00
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people no one's yet graham responsibility for the attack in but the taliban says it wasn't involved and is condemning the violence alexia brought reports that. they went to the mosque the peaceful contemplation but minutes later dozens were injured the house of prayer destroyed. it was time for friday prayers and everyone had gathered in the mosque when suddenly a bomb exploded and many people got hurt that. was the 1st one victim says about 300 people were packed into the building in rural hoskin main and manga had province when the blast happened and the roof collapsed on to those prying below. the no wonder the enemies of religion and their homeland blew up a mosque during friday prayers the afghan security forces arrived in the affected area immediately and helped to transport the wounded and remove the dead from the rubble. there aren't enough ambulances in afghanistan so the wounded were lifted
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into any car available and rushed to hospital. but. outside chaos as a stately stream of vehicles books in the injured. both the taliban and i select groups are active in the east so the message that has come from the government is that it's the taliban and its taliban seen this partners who are responsible for the attack on the other side we have heard a statement coming from the taliban condemning the attack. a taliban spokesman describing it as a crime against humanity. the armed groups being engaged in peace talks with the u.s. in an effort to end the increasingly brutal 18 year war but last month president donald trump declared the talks did blaming a surge of violence by the taliban. the attack comes. today after a un report said afghan civilians were dying in record numbers amnesty
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international says the blast demands the world's attention. but where many now have life changing injuries and mass graves are being dug many feel the international community still govern them brian al jazeera. the president of honduras has been linked to his brother's going to vision for drug trafficking in the united states one and done here at the numbers was found guilty of smuggling 20 tons of cocaine prosecutors say he relied on his brother for protection court documents labeled president one or land of them there's a coconspirator he denies the accusations but protesters of calls for him to step down. mexico's president is defending an order by security forces to release the son of notorious cottony that joaquin el chapo guzman his brief capture lead to a deadly battle in the mexican state of sinaloa between police and heavily armed cartel members the violence left at least 7 people dead 16 injured and also led to
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a prison break dozens of inmates remain on the loose money and there are reports now from mexico city. in the capital city of is in a state of shock. violence on thursday sent city residents into a panic as alleged members of the scene there launched a coordinated assault against police. on friday mexico's security cabinet took responsibility for what they call the failed operation aimed at detaining. son of notorious cartel leader. better known as el chapo mexico's national defense secretary added that authorities were caught off guard. we underestimated the criminal organizations response capabilities in preventing the capture of a video guzman lopez the security cabinet ordered our forces to withdraw in order to prevent a higher incidence of violence and what occurred during his daily morning press
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conference the mexican president defended the decision made by his captive members . i backed the decision because i consider protection of the people the most important thing the most important thing is to protect against loss of life the most important thing is peace. while gun fights in fires from burning vehicles raged on the streets a prison break was taking place in coordination with the attack by the cartel. over a dozen fugitives can be seen on this cell phone video carjacking passing motorists the violence in seen a lower marks the 3rd large scale violent incident to take place in mexico in less than a week. on monday 14 police officers were killed in an ambush by cartel members in the state of michoacan days later another gunfight left at least 15 dead in the state of get laid off ongoing violence nationwide is putting pressure on mexican president on this one way over the border who on monday said
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advances are being made to address mexico's problem with worsening insecurity madrid up in mexico city. the u.n. human rights office has called for the release of a prominent blogger his lawyer and a journalists being held in an egyptian jail the blogger. was released in march after setting a 5 year sentence for protesting but was rearrested last month his lawyer was also arrested meanwhile the journalists as i was detained by security officers in cairo last weekend and allegedly for refusing to unlock a mobile phone. the world's 1st a bone a vaccine has been approved by european drug regulators the vaccine is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to protect people against the spread of a deadly ebola outbreak in democratic republic of congo it's the 2nd largest outbreak in history and has killed more than 2100 people. as you have heard the emergency committee has any commanded the current ebola outbreak continues to pose
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a problem because emergency of international concern i have accepted that advise saw the republicans emergence of of international concern the status will be maintained for additional stream and this emergency committee will be reconvened within 3 months is to reassess again. these remains. this outbreak remains a complex and dangerous outbreak now hundreds of people have drowned in the last few years in one of pakistan's most popular rivers in the swat valley locals say the main cause is a lack of awareness among tourists and nonexistent emergency service but one man has taken it upon himself to provide the only rescue and recovery service for about half the length of the river. reports. it's one of the most popular tourist spots in pakistan. thousands visit the swat river every year but visitors often misjudge
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the depth of the rapidly moving water and children swim in the current oblivious of the dangers. hundreds of people have drowned over the years because there are no lifeguards and only one river rescue service. is the man to call when someone falls in or gets swept away but 1st he has to weave through traffic. the glacial melt during summer months is so strong it even sweeps away big holes illegal sand mining has left deep ditches in the riverbed and acts like quicksand if someone gets stuck. uses bamboo sticks and rubber to use as a d.i.y. rescue raft. in the rapids for about 100 kilometers this is the only rescue service most of the time had all 45 wadi. he took over from his father and has been a volunteer for the last 30 years that have run. afoul more than 300 people who drowned in this river my numbers on social media and with the police in case
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there's a drowning i take my raft and start searching sometimes i'm lucky and find the person with an hours but sometimes it takes me days. but she is grateful to him for finding the body of his brother who drowned but is angry at the government. minister there was no help from the government rescue services they were incapable of didn't have any specialized gear to operate in the river our family is indebted to have helped us without any compensation and recovered my brother if he wasn't helping people no one would find their missing loved ones. some people in swat accused the government of corruption and failing to provide a rescue service. they haven't provided any kind of facilitation or safety measures in case someone drowns the people who have been hired in the rescue service can even swim so how can they rescue someone. the local government admits that it needs to take action rescue establishment that a bit of thought of it ness program and stop or just illegal mining stored there
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deeper into the farm in this way would these out of the $45.00 prong step disease on which we are working will get these incidents less and less. and i was afraid he might not be able to persuade his son to carry on the voluntary rescue work when he retires. and wants the government to raise awareness and hire professionals to save lives some of a job it out of their swat river northern pakistan now a new exhibit opens at the paris on saturday but it's not an animal or a plant going on display it's technically a slime mold called the blob it can move without legs all wings and can heal itself in 2 minutes it's cut in half it doesn't have a stomach or a brain but it can find and digest its own food it's the 1st time this kind of biological oddity has ever been displayed in captivity.
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in the headlines here in al-jazeera at least 2 people have been killed during mass protests across 11 on tens of thousands of people have been out on the streets demanding political change minister saad hariri has given rival groups in his government 72 hours to find a solution center has more now from beirut. protesters remain defiant they say they will return to the streets it's still early in the morning we're expecting expecting them to start the. coming hours but as you can see behind me they're volunteers cleaning the streets because yesterday they are ready forces they forcibly opened the road they really use heavy handed tactics with the demonstrators tear gas was used to push them away from the government. the crowd there was dispersed but like we mentioned people are here but this happened before
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in lebanon. and whenever security forces come down hard on the people in one way or another it does courage the momentum riot police in the spanish city of basra fod rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters who surrounded the police headquarters and set fires in the streets and a half a 1000000 people have marched through tottenham capital barcelona and on the 5th day of protests they're angry at the jailing of 9 separatist leaders for their role in the fandom dependence but 2 years ago. extraordinary session of the british parliament is due to begin shortly to decide the fate of prime minister bars johnson's new brigs that deal thousands of people are also expected to march to london to demand a new referendum the truce in northern syria is largely holding despite accusations from both kurdish forces and turkey of violations turkish president russia has warned defense of the northeast syria will resume within minutes of kurdish rebels don't abide by the terms of the cease fire. explosions inside
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a mosque in eastern afghanistan during friday prayers of the 16 people no one's trying responsibility for the attack and go all right so those are the headlines and the news continues here on al-jazeera of the inside story of watching. told holders there are. they don't believe in the 2 state solution do you still believe in the 2 state solution we listen what i said was that pakistan would never start i'm anti war we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on the edges iraq. has britain's prime minister sealed the deal on bricks it boris johnson is urging m.p.'s to support his new agreement to leave the european union at the end of the month but will a divided parliament give its backing this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm so hell robin it's crunch time on brics that again with less than 2 weeks to go until the u.k. is due to leave the european union prime minister boris johnson is giving m.p.'s a stark choice it's my deal or no deal he unveiled a new withdrawal agreement with e.u. leaders on thursday now his predecessor trees a maze exit plan was defeated 3 times by unprecedented margins in parliament johnston says he's confident his deal won't suffer the same fate this is a great deal for our country for the u.k. i also believe it's a very good deal for our friends in the and what it means is that we in the u.k. can come out of the e.u. as one united kingdom england scotland wales northern ireland together.
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we have to do to do. and so there is. not an argument for the doing it should be just not the new agreement replaces the controversial backstop in former prime minister trees a maze deal but much of the rest remains the same the whole of the united kingdom would leave the e.u. is customs union which means it can make trade deals with other countries but northern ireland will still need to follow e.u. rules the customs border will be in the irish sea checks would be made at airports and seaports in northern ireland rather than to land border while the island would still have to stick to the e.u. single market rules but as a get around the irish republic and northern ireland would both be part of what's called an all ireland regulatory zone northern ireland assembly will get a vote on the changes but that won't happen for another 5 years after the
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transition period is over well known as democratic unionist party a crucial ally in boris johnson's minority government says it won't support the deal we believe it is not in the interests of northern ireland either economic plan i've explained all of that around a border essentially for not just regulations but for goods we have different that rolls and we have no effect of consent over any of those really so all of that taken around means that we cannot support the state boris johnson faces a tough job persuading enough m.p.'s to back his deal chalons has more from london . so saturday is an absolutely titanic day of parliamentary business does boris johnson have the numbers to get his new deal with the e.u. over the line get bricks it done as he puts it and avoid having to rights to the e.u. for that brics that extension well if he is going to do this now that he can't rely on the votes of the d
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u p the northern irish political party he's going to have to count on the support of the so-called spartans these hardline bricks it is to have voted against deals in the past he's going to have to rely on the support of former tory m.p.'s former conservative m.p.'s who were thrown out of the parliamentary party for defying downing street in recent months and he is going to have to rely on a number of rebel opposition m.p.'s from the labor party defying their party and coming on to the side of the deal tranche of their numbers it looks as if he is still perhaps about 5 to 15 votes short of that 320 vote majority that he needs to get this done but don't underestimate the level of bricks it fits he in this country that might be weighing on m.p.'s minds just get this thing finished with a move on and also don't underestimate the power of the possibility that several
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m.p.'s might change their minds of the last moment possibly even the d p we'll have to wait and see what happens rory chalons for inside story. well as well palau on this edition of inside story in london most say a public affairs specialist and former chief press officer to the u.k. prime minister david cameron in brussels. a policy analyst at the european policy center and also in london alan wager an associate at the research organization u.k. in a changing europe to all of my guess welcome to this edition of inside story. i'd like to just start with the generic questions that our viewers understand where your coming from i mean to be or not to be part of the e.u. depending on who you ask it's now once again an important question and one that will be voted on by british m.p.'s in the coming hours how important is it to be a remain a bricks a tear or a european men who say let's have your initial thoughts i think initially now that
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it's about being european i think we had a referendum the country has decided i campaigned for remained by was on the losing side but i don't think leaving the means you are any less of a european and you can't cooperate on the big issues that face us or in brussels obviously a very different perspective from where you are. yeah i agree that i think the most important thing is to be a european because even though our sons and sons too. seems to go for a hot object said i think it's really important to keep in mind that their trade relationship will continue in some form that security and defense relationship or hopefully are to continue in some form because status also in the interest of the e.u. so i think we should also look to their long that tom and to continue to good relations indeed we will look to the long term during this conversation rather wager your thoughts about being a european and a remainder well these issues have come to define british politics for the last 3
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is and regardless of what happens in the next few days they're going to continue to divide in british politics for decades to come the issue of whether the u.k. and the you have a close relationship will have a much more distant relationship will not be decided by the brits it deal voted on in the next few days and then she says going to be an existential question is going to continue to divide british politics indeed so in 2 thirds certain extent we have to talk in hypotheticals about what might happen or what might not happen so. let's begin with what the m.p.'s have to consider in terms of cutting their ties with the e.u. or are they still tied to the e.u. in terms of what the future relationship might or might not be i mean that will be debated in parliament in the hours leading up to this vote on saturday what happens if the deal is rejected know who say to me what are the initial complications or ramifications of a vote that goes against the prime minister. well i mean from the government's
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perspective from the prime minister's big that would be quite a big complication because he repeatedly said that he would not ask for an extension which is now in law in the ben act that the u.k. parliament has passed so then i think we are in slightly uncharted waters i mean if the prime minister does not ask for an extension then i think you're looking very quickly at a even a legal challenge in the courts a resort a few weeks ago or you are looking at an election being called as a way of kind of ending this deadlock and i think for the other parties they will consider the next steps as well about whether they push a referendum for example and where that changes any of the thinking or the numbers environment but this kind of slightly general approach from the government saying we will debate the law and yet we will not ask for an extension has still not been really clarified and i think that will all come to a head tomorrow or indeed in terms of whether the vote does get its approval on
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saturday and wager it's a done deal and if it gets approved the conservative party of the government continue to be in charge of the british government. if the deal is approved on saturday as much as it will be a massive win for the u.k. government going forward it's still possible and indeed likely there by are to be a little bit of a further extension of article 50 to get the deal over the line into dot the i's and cross the t's get there with your agreement bill passed the trees you passed but it will be certainly a big deal for the for the u.k. government will be a massive vote of confidence in boris johnson and for boris johnson's approach to bricks and it will mean as as as we go into a general election which is likely whether the deal is passed or not the boris johnson will get a significant electoral and political base as a result and that's part of the reason why in these political calculations that.
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because that has come of a king it's a complicated decision for these m.p.'s it is not suppose from a european perspective. european heads of government bureaucrats will either be exasperated if the vote is yet again rejected by the british parliamentarians all breathe a huge sigh of relief that they've managed to finally find a way forward with the united kingdom and yes absolutely i mean for the e.u. the number one priority is to ensure an orderly withdrawal and avoid an odious now or so it would definitely be a massive would be if the vote actually on went through and if there was a trial agreement was passed if it doesn't then i think the next bequest in is going to be an extension i think that was merit or desire in the e.u. to track out this process even far but at the same time that you doesn't want to be the one with sponsor before triggering nobody is so. even though i personally think
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it might be quiet headphones for the u.k. too in a way for the e.u. to in a way put a gun to the u.k. parliament's head and pull out any extension to make a difference between this year and no idea i don't think about what the e.u. is going to do when and when push when it comes to stuff and that the big question the way the how long an extension would last so well that would be a lot of thought extension of maybe 3 or 4 weeks just enough to organize a general election or that would be a long one maybe until next summer and what are what sort of conditions would come attached indeed it's all ifs and buts at the moment until the vote happens. because then you're not doing it agree with but can i also add to i think your agreement is that has there been enough time to actually look at this deal that's been so hastily pushed through while many people have compared it and said it's very close to to reason may's deal it is on the house obviously several changes which we've
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mentioned at the top of this program is it enough time for m.p.'s to digest the small print you know it is very similar to the deal that has already been presented to parliament so i think and then you kind of scale even further by the referendum was 3 and a half years ago and m.p.'s have been debating this for that amount of time so i don't think any of the ideas in there are particularly new or will be that challenging for m.p.'s to understand and i think this this kind of ties into the frustration that people do of course in the u.k. do feel with members of parliament in terms of them largely being able to agree a way forward but actually being very good at what showing what they don't agree with and what they want to oppose i think this is part of the thing to look out for and part of the problem for the votes on saturday you know there's lots of opposition m.p.'s invitees saying they're going to vote it down but actually that's
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only half the story you what is the kind of. parliamentary sweet spot almost well where were the numbers actually agree in coalesced to show people including our e.u. partners what will get through parliament and when louis was talking about an extension and i think probably you know some kind of technical extension i can see happening will be quite sensible but i think even from the e.u. side giving an extension is not a blank check the e.u. have been marched twice up this hill now of agreeing a deal with the u.k. government for it to be voted down and let's see what happens tomorrow so i've just not sure we can keep on going back to the drawing board without you getting a sense from parliament as to what will actually work and what will get through not just what we don't want to do we'll talk about extensions well into a little bit later in the program just because i want to sort of bring in you talk about all the hurdles that have to be jumped in i think the research also is aware of these hurdles but if i go back to alan wager in london i mean there are other
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elements at work at the moment you have the s.n.p. in scotland table in yet another motion with the within the high courts about an immediate extension to the october 31st deadline and you've got an empty brick city and bricks of campaign joyland more also in the scottish courts saying that the division in this deal of the great britain part of the deal and the separation of northern ireland cannot constitutionally be allowed so you've got these in the act was the act of 2018 the cross border trade act these are still mind feels for boris johnson because he has to keep an eye over his shoulder as to what's happening in scotland at a certainly he knows how the politicians in northern ireland feel about this deal. so it's true to say that there's divisions across the country on on the deal but i think as we get towards. what is essentially a political decision the role of the courts and the role of legal decision making
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is going to have to subside this is going to be. ultimately a decision about politics in the house of commons and as most said people need to make making some decisions about what they want going forward so that's why i am pais hope to give boris johnson a clean vote on his deal tomorrow can he get through parliament or not and then that's where the other campaigners say that it has been failed and tried and failed to get a deal through the house of commons 33 and a half 4 times really then other options such as a referendum can be put forward but this is potentially boris johnson's 11 time shot at getting a deal through the 3000 commons so the deal scenario we've set in stone here inside story. give us a sense really of the political thought in brussels that maybe with the european colleagues that your speaking to about you know how exasperated or how happy or how confused they are with the way this whole breaks that process has started may be
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may end this weekend because as far as yoko was concerned of the 1st day it was it's really is the end of the road for him because there is a new transition of cd a european politicians coming to take over from the likes of john claude younger and his team. well it may be the end of the line for drunk low dmca but it's certainly not the end of the line for the entire except close as i think i'm quite the opposite we're really only getting started because let's not forget that the withdrawal agreement was supposed to be the easy bit the much more difficult bit the negotiations about a trade agreement the futile relationship that's total follow and i think that's going to keep everyone very very busy over the next few years but to give you a sense i think that is a lot of this may exhaust full ration i think god's will in the e.u. 27 i think there was
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a lot of dismay about the u.k.'s decision to leave because it has a very important partner fund many for all of the other human must say it's. very it brings a lot to the table especially in our security and defense so i think it has a real loss for the e.u. at the same time i mean of course this close us has dropped out quite a bit it's i think a lot of people thought that it might go a bit more smoothly and that there would be less on also from the u.k. side so i think the house been a sudden exasperated about the way that the u.k. government has handled the snowiest ca sions and also i think and now the u.k. is in a way. undecisive mess. so i think it's it's a little bit of both dismay and exaggeration makes. it in terms of the research that you do with the way the british people feel about the 2060 referendum the 3
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year process that we sort of lady coming to. the way they feel about bricks it right now what is the thought process because various. polls give barriers opinions about where people stand the way they did vote the way they might vote the way they could vote so if you also more it will in the street do you want bricks it be done than to be a more than. to say absolutely want to get breaks it down and move on to other things but when you dig a little bit deeper and ask do you want your preferred outcome do you want your 2nd my friend and do you want your. brakes it or whatever people do you still have really really strong preferences and ideas about what they want and people are still really really divided on these bricks and options so we say a small majority in favor of remaining in every single poll has been conducted in the last couple of years but again huge divisions in the country about what breaks it should mean so. although although people are exasperated by bricks it although
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people who are so they are a bit since he is by the whole breaks in process it is really defining people's politics and defining politics in britain indeed well let's give our international viewers a little bit more background to that because of course a majority of britons voted to leave the e.u. as we've been discussing in that referendum 3 years ago 52 percent of voters back to leave 48 percent to remain polling surveys over the past month suggest that voters haven't really changed their minds 86 percent would repeat their choice to leave while the 88 percent to back to remain say they do so again so therefore most who say that leads me perhaps neatly to a potential hypothetical general election and of course during the referendum itself issues of immigration were high on the agenda as were health. those issues i would say are have disappeared but have moved to one side because we we've had more debate on the irish border the backstop trade investment
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even finance are we going to go back to those very hot issues that raise temperatures in and around the united kingdom if we head to another election would brek see it as the main one and only topic of discussion for an election. i think we were and i think to extent that's already happening you know the u.k. government for the last few months under boris johnson has been talking a lot about domestic priorities like the national health service like education funding like more police on the streets because the people around him who are campaigners know that this is the kind of bread and butter these are the bread and butter issues that people will vote for and people care about so yes breaks it you know will still define there are other things as well and there's a sense of bandwidth being taken up by breaks and you know when i was in government in the home of is a lot of our time was focusing on breaks in relation to related issues to the
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detriment of other things that we could have been getting on with as well and that's the case for colleagues and former colleagues in all other government departments so breaks it has been taking a lot of time and that's where you keep on hearing this kind of get briggs it done mantra so then people can focus on the other things that they want to see improved and unit things that affect their day to day lives so i think this is very much the election for ting and i also think actually in terms of getting the deal through on saturday the optics are just as important as the substance here so yes the u.k. government and the e.u. have you know let it be known they worked very hard to get this deal through and i think the government definitely wants this to pass but if it doesn't pass it actually gives the u.k. government another reason to try to highlight parliament's inability to actually agree or decide a way forward and actually then push for an election again which people in the government are not against so it could be kind of
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a win win situation in terms of that word used that was very interesting bandwidth used within the talking in government corridors certainly breaks it has taken that much of the band with within the e.u. because it has other things to worry about other things. wants to complete and it has been distracted for 3 years with bricks if we talk about accession to the e.u. there are 2 countries north macedonia ukraine who want to join also this talk about the european army hasn't really been discussed in debt because breck's it has taken so much more time leaders in europe really do want to try and find an end game to this journey so they can get on with business. oh absolutely i mean. of course all there was the things you just mentioned that has been less progress than the might have been without breaks it to our top talent as for that you really would dissolve more attention than they're currently getting like migration. the slowing economy
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and several countries including johnny and also that use relations with actors like the us. tacky at the moment so the way they are a lot of issues i think are completely overshadowed by beck said but at the same time. i think rex it is also given the news some new impetus so for example on the fence corp it is quite i mean i'm not entirely sure that the e.u. would have gone asked 5 in starting. a new program a new sort of initiative to cooperate yes for the promise for fed cooperation if it hadn't been for the u.k. so vote to leave so it's a bit. yeah it's quite it's not a very clear picture in this regard but definitely effects of is overshadowing a lot of other topics indeed very briefly at the end of the program because the people you're speaking to the people that you do your research with in terms of the
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dare i say boredom factor tired factor just hard enough factor you know the brits at heart you know really great people who are going to vote they don't like elections whether it's local national even european where do you think the british people will stand when it comes to this election and this particular topic as a top electoral issue to get his deal $3000.00 commons then that completely changes the political picture if he fails and he's attempting a deal that hasn't got it through that is hugely exposed to knowledge of for raj the brakes of policy on germany called and so this vote tomorrow will come to define the electoral choice that the that. that people make in the next in the next few months is going to be really really important folks it it provides the context about whether we have finished in some sense whether it's still a lie this year not election and that will complete your final weapons indeed we will see what happens in the house of parliament think globalize will be on there
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hello i'm don jordan this is officer a lawyer from doha also coming up. calls for them. in lebanon massive protests forced the prime minister to announce a deadline for economic reform. violent clashes on the streets of boston loan and on a 5th day rallies against the jailing of catalan leaders. as a fragile cease fire holds in northern syria we report from northern iraq on the plight of thousands of syrians who fled the fighting. welcome to the program an extraordinary session of the u.k.'s parliament is due to the gain shortly to decide the fate of prime minister barak's johnson's new brags that deal but he's facing an uphill battle resit party leader nigel farage is calling on him pays to reject the deal saying it's a sellout well the northern irish democratic unionist party has already refused to
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back johnson's plan the agreements expect to be put to a vote in the 1st sitting of parliament on a saturday in 37 years thousands of people are also expected to march to london to demand a new referendum let's go live now to paul brown in london for the latest poll so they're calling today's super saturday looks like it's going to be an incredibly tight vote at westminster later are the numbers likely to go boris johnson's way today has its charm offensive worked. well it's certainly a day of reckoning for the prime minister we've it's been a long and hard road to get here remember that prime minister the previous prime minister theresa may had have proposed deals that she thought had been agreed with the european union in fact it was a great but couldn't get it passed parliament 3 times it was voted down now boris johnson as of last thursday has a new deal which he's presenting to m.p.'s today as you say an extraordinary sitting of the house of commons 1st time in 37 years that it sat on a saturday and it really is all about the numbers what he needs in order to get his
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deal voted through by parliament is 320 votes the numbers are pretty tight their own facts. painfully tight you might say he's got about 266 loyal conservative m.p.'s from his own party who will vote for him there are around 14 independents who are have expressed their willingness to vote in favor of this deal there are around 9 labor m.p.'s opposition party m.p.'s who are going to rebel against their own leadership and vote with the government on this they're mainly m.p.'s who sits in seats where the electorate voted in favor of brecht's it despite the fact that the labor party is broadly against rex's and then there is a liberal democrat as well but even that total doesn't come to the $320.00 that he needs so it's very very tight and it's impossible to predict frankly how it's going
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to go people are changing their minds people are waking up this morning m.p.'s are waking up this morning having slept on it and maybe leaving their decisions at the very last minute it's too close to call but it is a momentous day because many people believe that if this doesn't pass the prospects of a no deal on the 31st of october is very real despite efforts for example the ban act seeking to prevent a no deal and an intriguing amendment from so all of the left when it seeks to perspire own breakfast even if there is a deal passed through today and paul let's just talk about the deal for a 2nd because we'll m.p.'s really know the implications of this e.u. deal and then it was all cobbled together in a huge rush and m.p.'s will only have a feel hours today to debate what is as you say a momentous decision for the u k. that is one of the complaints i mean they have had some time they've had a couple of days to read the document it is
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a complicated document there's a lot in it they have obviously taking advice from various parties as well i mean certainly trade bodies have come out and given their initial reaction and if m.p.'s are not minded to actually go through than the small print of the deal itself they can take a stiff from those trade bodies such as the c.b.i. who are less than impressed with it shall we say that said as you allude to it's the amount of time that been given over to debate on this that some m.p.'s optically concerned about the fact that it's been done in great secrecy by the government by number 10 rushed through as you say hasn't been full scrutiny of the of the deal and so some m.p.'s are concerned that the kind of the full examination of it the implications of ace. not being properly examined because of the haste to get it through but we are up against a deadline and that's what the prime minister was saying on friday afternoon when he said look the electorate's
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a fed up of this and it's up to the judy of m.p.'s he said so actually pass this bill through now so that it can actually happen just a final thought before you go just talk us through what we can expect to happen then in parliament and the timetable today in terms of the procedures the motions tabled and then of course the big moment the final vote. oh rattle through it down 1st of all that starts at 0830 g.m.t. when the prime minister will take to his feet at the dispatch box he will give his opening address he will then take questions from m.p.'s and after that has passed there will be a debate which will last through to around 2000 sorry 1330 g.m.t. but during the course of that the speaker may choose this john bercow the famous international john burke and he may choose to take amendments and there are 73 amendments that have been tabled already and will be debated one is to revoke article 50 altogether and the most important an interesting one is all of the left
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wins which would seek to perspire own breck's it demands an extension even if the deal is passed by an piece today the reason why is because many m.p.'s are suspicious that even if the deal is passed today that britain might still end up with a no deal breck's it because the government actually pulls some legal and political chicanery between now and october 31st the vote is expected somewhere around $1330.00 g. but i suspect it might go over so it's ok mid-afternoon all right a long day ahead of us pull pull back in there in london the pope will no doubt come back to you a little bit later when those debate starts in the house paul thank you for the time being. now protests began gathering on the streets of lebanon's capital beirut as a call for political change grows on friday tens of thousands rallied pushing for what they're calling a revolution prime minister saad hariri has given rival groups in his government blocking his reforms 72 hours to find
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a solution at least 2 people have died during the demonstrations. are reports now in the lebanese capital beirut. for a 2nd day and night thousands filled the streets of beirut calling for the government to go. in for the 1st time on such a large scale it's not about where your allegiance is law in this deeply divided sectarian country it's not about cos all walks of life are united against the political leadership here that's what our rights that. number that we are fed up with. for the future. there's no future for jobs and this is not acceptable anymore and we have stood up for a long time and now it's time to talk protestors blocked all major roads bringing large parts of the capital to a standstill they remained on the streets well into the night the army used tear
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gas and water cannon to try to disperse the crowds the army has said that it will from now on come down harder on the protesters that it doesn't want to see these kinds of scenes of destruction on the streets but everyone we've been speaking to say that they will continue to come out to protest that they are fed up of years of empty promises by the politicians and they want change gears of a crippling economic crisis has left many lebanese struggling to make ends meet it's been made worse by political upheaval and the arrival of one and a half 1000000 syrian refugees who fled the war lebanon is the 3rd largest debt in the world the government is trying to secure $11000000000.00 in aid banks ration. foreign currency last month in the state of economic emergency was declared the latest protest was triggered on thursday when the government announced plans to charge people for using the whatsapp messaging service that was the tipping point for population for straighted by a growing cost of living what many call
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a dysfunctional state the mass turnout forced the government to drop the tax plan but it hit a nerve resulting in nationwide protests. prime minister saad though had to be canceled friday's cabinet meeting and says his efforts to bring in much needed reforms have been repeatedly blocked by others in government no one is taking responsibility here but job or i'm giving our partners in the government a very short deadline 72 hours to give us a solution that can convince us and the people in the streets and our international partners but there is little trust left in the political elite who has run this country for decades people hungry people are struggling people are tired everyone says these protests are on precedented and they are just term and to continue stephanie decker al jazeera beirut. let's get the latest now from in beirut zana we saw security forces taking
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a hard line against the protesters last night that how is this likely then to affect the momentum of the demonstrations going forward. when you talk to people here as well as the organizers civil society movements they say they will not be deterred that there are protests will continue harsher government crackdown is not going to stop them behind me you see a few dozen people gathering outside the government palace chanting revolution revolution and still in the early hours of the morning we are expecting more people to arrive here as the day moves on but at the end of the day the government did you was heavy handed tactics yesterday they disperse the crowd here late last night using tear gas. they forced to leave open the roads because protesters were blocking roads and highways burning tires they they forcibly opened those roads especially the one leading to and and from the airport now the response from the politicians is that we're clinging on to power prime minister how do you think he
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did not resign what he did was he gave a 72 hour deadline to his political partners he didn't name them but his political partners as has been. alliance he told them you have been obstructing my efforts to carry out reforms now we have 72 hours to do just that what we understand is that there are behind the scenes negotiations to iron out some sort of a deal may be reforms in the electricity sector that's way the government doesn't have to post taxes and on the poor or remove benefits that public sector employees gain in order to raise revenues but if you talk to people here they say that's just not enough we have lost faith and trust in the politicians so we have to wait to see the reaction from the street but clearly the government crackdown yesterday was a message that they're going to keep doing this and we've seen this happen in the past they do crackdown on protests when they tend to gain momentum zone in terms of the bigger picture here i mean how much change can these protests really achieve if
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anything. it will be very very difficult in a country like lebanon on the.


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