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theresa may she got what she wanted a collective cabinet nod to her breaks a draft agreement reached with the european union tomorrow she will try to do the same in parliament if her government can last that long tonight theresa may as british prime minister will break sit soon mean her exit and what about that agreement is it a done deal or a dead deal i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day. the happy fairy tale that there will be a meaningful very serious house. breaches the prime minister's own redlines these things just a part of his prior times he could possibly be we have also been clear that the promotion on the deal will be amendable. anyway even though they haven't prepared seriously for no deal and what you call it is more than the u.k.
remaining within the customs union forever and a day so does the prime minister still intends to put a false choice department between a bunch deal or no deal now with making progress introduce to a deal he's going to need to i mean is that both sides of the house for he sees must be heard but i think if you went out and off any member of the public when the government brings a deal back from europe what do you expect come amongst of them saw and i think they would expect all about to focus on a good deal. also coming up tonight and in a country where there is no democracy young people are finding their own voice by wrapping. up and it's sort of the voice between ages the young adults who can think that contact. we can only talk amongst ourselves that we have no rights to speak out freely if you do speak your mind it'll only be bad. the a south. and you
can change anything anyway anyone. can and i. or we begin the day with britain's prime minister to resign may getting her way today her cabinet said yes to her draft deal that maps out the country's divorce from the european union but this collective not it sounds that like it involved some hefty arm twisting that's according to sources close to the government went to marjory's m a goes to parliament hoping to get approval there as well that's what she wants what she needs is solid government support and then it may take more than just some arm twisting well talk about that in a moment here's what the prime minister said earlier tonight just after her cabinet and given her the green light on bricks. the cabinet has just had a long detailed and impassioned debate on the draft withdrawal agreement and the
outline political declaration on our future relationship with the european union these documents were the result of thousands of hours of hard negotiation by u.k. officials a many many meetings which i and all the ministers held with our e.u. counterparts i firmly believe that the draft withdrawal agreement was the best that could be negotiated and it was for the cabinet to decide whether to move on in the talks the choices before us were difficult particularly in relation to the northern ireland back story but the collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outlined political declaration this is a decisive step which enables us to move on and finalize the deal in the days ahead . these decisions were not taken lightly but i believe it is a decision that is firmly in the national interest when you strip away the detail
the choice before us is clear this deal which delivers on the phocians the referendum which brings about control of our money and borders ends free movement protects jobs security and our union all leave with no deal all the all no bricks it at all. i know that there will be difficult days ahead this is a decision which will come under intense scrutiny and that is entirely as it should be and entirely understandable but the choice was this steel which enables us to take back control and to build a brighter future for our country all going back to square one with more division and more uncertainty and a failure to deliver on the referendum it's my job as prime minister to explain the decisions that the government has taken and i stand ready to do that. beginning tomorrow with the statement in parliament. if i may and by just saying this.
i believe that what i owe to this country is to take decisions that are in the national interest and i firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is a decision which is in the best interests of our entire united kingdom. with her head and her hearts well the response from brussels came immediately the e.u. use chief negotiator michel barnier welcomed the draft breaks that agreement here's part of what he had to say. now this agreement. is the decisive crucial step in concluding these negotiations this negotiation has never been in my mouth and it never will be one against the.
never i have always said that we negotiated with the united kingdom not against the united kingdom and in the respect of this offer and choice the choice they made to leave the european union and tonight i said it's a crucial step a crucial step art let's talk about this crucial step and to do that my first guest tonight is an authority on brics he's written several books about the u.k.'s exit from the e.u. including what has the e.u. ever done for us he spent several years as berlin correspondent for the times a british newspaper he is now the times washington editor and that is where he is this evening david charter david it's good to see welcome back to the day let me get your response first of all to what has happened on ten downing street in just the last hour or so. thank you very much brant and i have to say it was always going to come to this it was always going to be between the two
extremes of hard bricks at a no deal or actually somehow staying within the european union there was always going to be some kind of messy compromise in the middle which to reason my hopes will satisfy enough people to get through parliament from what we've seen of the deal and of course it is still emerging as we speak she has ploughed a pharo takes britain out of the european union as expected on march the twenty ninth it keeps britain in the customs union well beyond the leaving dates while the country sorts out its final end stage relationship with the european union and it is the details of that which will be pored over most closely just to see whether that is on the words of the brics it is a betrayal of brics it ties britain too closely or isn't facts the best compromise
possible in what is what is your is just medieval media does leave britain in the customs union so technically with breaks it means. it really does it it does. well it leaves a person in the customs union for the full seeable future the program we've talked about this as as time has gone by there were three major questions to resolve the question of the money between what's britain will you as it leaves the question of the ability of precious citizens and that their lives normally in the e.u. and e.u. citizens to live and work in the interests of those two seems to have been resolved satisfactorily it was the third big sticking point question of the irish will it be new infrastructure to monitor customs and goods on the irish border that is continues to be the big problem and necessitates britain for now staying in the
customs union to an old smooth departure while the final details of that arrangement are worked out nobody's worked it out yet and whether we'll not we brits and states closely in the customs union depends on getting a good solution to that question if we can resolve it by leaving the customs union that then the government will but will the price it is except. they sound like they were. there have been members of the. northern ireland party that is helping to support the government of to resume a members going on record calling the deal of palling saying that it's british voters could read it they would reject it is well when you consider then what does that mean about the possibility of government not lasting what about the possibility of early elections. well the do you pay me does profit to reason is governments. give. way for
a thin majority in parliament so the question of whether she's is able to survive if she loses the suppose does now come into play if they are absolutely adamant that this deal does not satisfy them then the howard government is in crisis it could end up being a minority governments she could decide to try and govern without the support of the day you pay in a minority government that would come to a crisis point for example if she needed to pass legislation that's not bricks related like the bunch it's in the d.p. refused the question is would they prepare be prepared to bring down the government in that case when they might get a labor government labor has said that it's commits it's a bricks it but it wants a different type of bricks it's the conservatives it's not one hundred percent clear how they would resolve the northern ireland this issue i don't know whether they would be prepared to risk a general election. use chief negotiator mr bond was asked this evening what would
be the use response if the u.k. parliament rejects this deal. he didn't want to answer the question tonight i mean you were the authority on briggs more the anyone that i can think of what do you think would happen if parliament says no. they were there are really two scenarios friends of parliament says no one is that britain has a catastrophic departure from the from the european union which it hasn't really prepared for and it has to fall back on existing agreements like the world trade organization rules which bring in quite high tariffs on many goods. between between the britain and outside and the european union on one side and would cause economic chaos the markets would go crazy. the other the other alternative is that the e.u. that has some kind of emergency extension of arrangements with britain which allows
it to stay in while it forms a new governments to try and sort out the situation of to reason is government falling and perhaps having to call. a general election and that would very much depend upon the powers in brussels and the european union powers to help britain avoid a hard break. so you were still remains to be seen if if that will indeed be avoided we will have to see david shorter joining us tonight from washington david thank you very much good to have your insights as always thank. you. what china is pushing back against claims that it could one day pose a security threat to the european union the foreign ministry spokeswoman in beijing today said that china quote has never posed any threat to europe or european leaders they might disagree with that especially french president macro and his comments last week about the need for
a true european armies supported yesterday by the german chancellor have drawn criticism not only from china u.s. president donald trump launched a series of tweet attacks accusing macron of insulting the u.s. and it escalated yesterday when trump imply that macro suggested the european army to divert attention from domestic problems truck tweeted the problem is that the man well suffers from a very low approval rating in france twenty six percent and an unemployment rate of almost ten percent he has just tried to get on to another subject well a quick fact check here we reported yesterday that was misquoted now he said a european army is needed so that europe can defend itself without relying on the u.s. trump was reportedly made aware of the misquote last week in paris so what explains trump's tirade against macron this week in his two years as president so far trump
has used his voice to criticize europe nato and the european union the alliance is considered to be america's closest and most important my next guest tonight says that trump is changing transatlantic ties in ways that will last long after his presidency julien smith was she should know during the obama administration she served as deputy national security adviser to vice president joseph biden she was also director of european and they took policy at the pentagon for the u.s. secretary of defense. there she is and tonight she is right here with me at the big table she is a fellow with the robert boschi have here in berlin and she was good to have you on the show there's a lot to talk about and one of the. i mean where do we start where do we stop where do we start and what do you say you are now on this side of the pond what do you say when europeans ask you why is trump seemingly always complaining about europe
well it seems that trump essentially always has two questions in his mind one he wants to ask our friends in europe what they're spending on defense are you adding european allies meeting the target to spend two percent of g.d.p. on your defense that's a nato target that's first on his mind the second thing that's on his mind is what is our trade relationship look like and are there any imbalances there and essentially a lot of the europeans that have to answer those two questions don't answer them to his satisfaction so i think trump's right to get our european allies to try and spend more on defense and certainly we can talk about our trade relationship but what's different about donald trump is he is fundamentally calling into question the utility and value of the transatlantic relationship he is questioning its fundamental value to the national interests the united states we've never had a u.s.
president do that and now that you're on this side of the pawn looking at things held the transatlantic ties appear to you i think they're in a pretty dire state i think there's frustration on both sides and i have a hard time right now identifying the positive transatlantic agenda so we know we're not going to work together on climate because of this administration's views about climate change we know we're not going to be able to work together on the iran nuclear deal because the president has decided to remove the united states from the j c p o a we know that we're going to have disagreements over russia. and what to do about russian aggression and election interference of the united states and elsewhere and we're going to continue to have these trade disagreements where the u.s. has decided to move forward with the steel and aluminum tariffs so my question is what exactly does this administration want to work with europe on and what do europeans want to work with the united states on right now one thing we could be
working on is china we could be having a dialogue about how we're going to cope with china's rise and increasing activities and that's not taking place is that it's not taking place you know it's one thing you see that donald trump calls into question the utility of the transatlantic alliance and it's also how he calls it into question right the after way he tells europeans to you know to pay up or shut up right and europe never had to deal with that before yeah you know this is obviously twitter has added a new twist secondly the president's twitter feed is especially unique but there have been a lot of personal insults there's also been misinformation at one point he said crime is up in germany which is actually not killer is right but he's also called the european union a photo which is very unusual most of the fact all u.s. presidents before donald trump supported the european project and then there's been some very personal attacks on folks like on the americal so it's
a very different relationship it is it's an odd relationship. you've spent some time inside the white house and so maybe you can help us understand what's going on inside the white house particularly with the first lady the u.s. first lady milady truck she has called for the deputy national security adviser mirror ricardo to be fired the recorder in the first lady we understand had several spats during the first lady's tour of africa recently and we want to just show you know the statement that was issued by stephanie grisham the first lady's speech. woman if we can pull that up on the screen they released a statement saying that it is the position of the office of the first lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this white house i mean that language rightly or the honor of serving what use happening inside the white house first lady is usually don't say anything about personnel decisions deep yeah so the
first lady's office is in the east wing and of course i worked on foreign policy with the obama administration over in the west wing and those two wings often have very little to do with each other we leave each other to our own lanes and we don't try to get into one another's business or activities or mission in this case it's very very unusual i cannot think of an instance where we've had a first lady weigh in on a policy advisor and what's interesting about this is in my mind there's no position in the national security apparatus more important than the deputy national security adviser that person sets the agenda for the president much of the work goes on at that deputies level the number two at all of the agencies at the pentagon at the state department at the national security council so that's a critical position in this administration but unfortunately there seems to be a considerable amount of chaos inside the white house that you you served under the
vice president joe biden you know the biden's very well there has been a lot of chatter about body and possibly running for president in two thousand and twenty as he taught you about that so he's going to run i have no idea that will be a decision that he will certainly have to take in the months ahead but i feel very grateful that i had the chance to work for him and we'll see what happens if he if he were to run when would would you answer a call to come back to the white house well we shall see i don't know if and when that will come to pass i'd be happy to always work again for my old boss julian smith we certainly appreciate you taking the time to talk with us tonight good to see you thank you great to be here. think now we go to thailand where a rap song has touched a nerve with its fiery lyrics accusing the military government of being a dictatorship not-i authorities are not amused and police initially threatened
legal action but they've since backed down the song was written by a collective calling themselves rap against dictatorship and their you tube video has now surged past thirty four million views. in heart called up with a group in bangkok to talk about youth democracy and thailand's one to rule. on the cell phones. in the streets in the carts. the beats of a rap song reverberating throughout thailand. but. me or in english what my country has criticized this thailand's military government and the lack of freedom. i think i'll go back to. the middle of. the day. in the country under a military dictatorship that has struck
a chord especially among young thais the song got more than twenty million clicks on you tube in just a week and. it's sort of a voice between ages the young adults you can think that contact. we can only talk amongst ourselves but we have no liberty or rights to speak out freely if you do speak your mind it will only be bad for yourself. and you can't change anything anyway. not daring to speak out something the group rappers against dictatorship wanted to change that's why they wrote that it will be. we think that anyone can use the phrase what my country's got the title of the song to speak out about whatever's on their mind what they think is the matter with our country and we hope that people will start being more critical when it comes to politics and.
speaking out against the powerful has never been without risk in thailand but since the latest military coup four years ago it's become even more dangerous. also for rappers against dictatorship the police had first declared they were investigating the group for a possible violation of the so-called computer crime act we could get them five years in prison but what the announcement got the song was five million clicks into things the authorities have since backed down. the lyrics don't contain anything that insults anyone personally that's why i never thought the song would draw attention from the authorities but when the police started talking about it that's really when it became so popular all of a sudden. on the outside thailand looks like a peaceful country. but there are deep divisions. time and again the
country has been on the brink of civil war and. for now the military government is keeping a lid on things but below the surface. it's starting to heat up again. there haven't been elections in more than four years is scheduled for february but what will they be worth it society doesn't change. people should develop a critical mindset in their everyday lives. i think if that were the case they would actually be less conflict within society conflict happens when people don't accept that others have a different opinion. if we could get that. sort of fighting with those who don't share our opinion. that would be an important step towards a better future. make.
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