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organizations prove inefficient with people being the ones to feel the pinch. and america's controversial practice of death by lethal injection hits the stumbling block the e.u. has imposed tougher restrictions on the sale of drugs used for deadly shots coming in already struggling supply line to us. as a eurozone faces an uncertain future with struggling to reach an accord on how to solve the economic problems we discussed the efforts with an m.e.p. from the united kingdom that interview is coming right up. well today we're joined by conservative any please mr daniel hannan thank you very much for joining us first question that everyone is asking is where do you see the eurozone headed well we can now see very clearly that the euro is a recessionary instrument i mean it's making people poorer it's causing deflation
and emigration in the southern states is causing tax rises in the northern states if we were looking at this completely logically we would immediately move towards an orderly unbundling of the single currency but of course the european union is not looking at it logically they come at this with so much political capital and actual capital invested that they can't bring themselves to admit that it was a mistake and so i'm afraid we risk the very thing they purport to fear which is a disorderly breakup of the euro caused by having tried to keep it together for too long an orderly break up is that really the cheaper and least painful option here i mean there are those that would argue that a breakup would be the more expensive option but do you think there are no good options from here there are no easy outcomes when you are looking at states with the level of debt that some of the e.u. member states have so we're dealing with lesser evils but there is no question that allowing each country to return to its own currency to start pricing its way back into the market exporting its way back to growth is less bad for all the maybe some
. short term uncontainable transitional costs is less bad than carrying on with the current crisis on december ninety e.u. leaders agreed most of them at least agreed to move on into forming a fiscal compact and the u.k. used its veto to prevent any treaty changes so that when it comes to those who are saying that the u.k. probably will have less influence now in making decisions in the e.u. would have been better if the u.k. had just got on board with the rest with this was the argument of course. that we were given when the euro was launched in the first place you have to be part of it or you'll lose all the influence you know the city of london will decline and look who was right you know i mean look there is nothing less attractive in politics and saying i told you so but there is no there's one thing less attractive and that is listening to the sage discredited arguments from the same shameless politicians who got it wrong who got us badly wrong ten years ago and who are now trotting out
exactly the same logic what else has to happen before they accept that their logic was flawed all wish logic is flawed do you think the economic or political logic mainly the impossibility of jamming widely divergent economies into a single exchange rate and a single interest rate there is also a democratic cost it's not only a political cost last month we saw crews in two e.u. member states initially as in greece elected prime ministers were toppled in favor of bureaucrats is trying to leave home years in remission and a former vice president of the european central bank says they had what are called national governments but the governments have been put together for the sole purpose of pushing through an agenda that would be rejected at a general election so that we see the if you like the anti democratic tendencies that were always there implicitly in the eurozone we now see them explicitly apparatchiks in brussels deal directly with apparatchiks in athens and in rome the
people and their representatives have been cut out all together all the e.u. is still continuing to look for help from outside of the european union outside of the euro zone for money to beef up their. those mechanisms to help the bailouts of the euro zone countries as well as the i.m.f. what do you think of this measure of trying to look for help from the outside will it actually help solve the problem i mean this is this is treating a debt crisis with more debt and you don't help an indebted friend by pushing more loans on him. when a country can't meet its existing liabilities it's crazy to extend those liabilities we should move towards a. a partial orderly default in countries which simply can't meet their debts and an agreed separation of the of the eurozone so you're saying that
a euro collapse is the only solution here the collapse of the euro will be. the beginning of a solution or you see the end of the euro as it currently stands will be the beginning of a solution but the real solution will come when there is a proper devolution of power so that decisions are taken more closely to the people that they affect and if you if you look at one of the really successful prosperous countries in the world the little ones the hong kong's the swiss saloons lichtenstein's the channel islands of monaco's the brunei's you know now you can say oh well they're all tax havens that's making the question they became tax havens because they had low tax why do they have low taxes because they have the small state advantage without the duplication without the big government and if you want a simple explanation for why the european union is falling behind further and further in the world economy that's it and the european union would argue that because of these projects they are in fact helping the growth expansion and progress of member states of the european union do you think the good does outweigh the bad in this
case if he you funds were the way to growth greece would now be the richest country in the union and germany would now be the poorest. and crowds would be marching furiously in kiel in hamburg and duesseldorf protesting about the greek loans right . just as with individuals so with entire states if you become dependent on subsidies from somewhere else that some sort enterprise you start perfectly rationally early ranging your affairs around qualifying for the grounds instead of creating wealth and this is the tragedy of the recipient countries the best and brightest people in those countries the entrepreneurs the people who could have done so much making things inventing things selling things creating businesses in their home states because nothing can compete with the advantages of being on the e.u. payroll because they all start gravitating towards either directly the brussels bureaucracy or in directly becoming contractors or consultants dependent on loans we in the
contributor countries grumble about it but the real pain is felt in the recipient countries and one of the recently approved budget. it's for the acquisition of new buildings for the european parliament for example do you think the spending is justified and necessary i mean you know how crazy at a time like this when everybody i mean you know in every member state people are looking at how to trim budget to know do they do they really need two cars can they find a cheaper mobile phone operator all of my constituents are making these decisions we're all seeing a real decline in living standards and the european union is why you believe fire rose these of millions and hundreds of millions of euros and visitors centers and museums and you know more entertainment allowances for commissioners and you know extraordinary my favorite story of the last commission was that. manual barroso flew to the same summit in russia in separate private jets
leaving brussels within four hours of each other and austerity is for the street sweeper and sluggo for the classroom assistant in corfu it's not for the you're a problem you've been an m.e.p. for about twelve years now what do you know now that you didn't know before when we joined the european union we thought it would be a common market that was the phrase that people used and if pushed what we meant by common market was mutual product recognition right if i can sell a bottle of mineral water in person i should be absolute in france or germany and vice versa what we found instead is that it's a highly regulated market. so you find that in order to sell a bottle of mineral water the bottle has to contain the following minerals but not any of these you know the volume has to be not greater than x. and not less than why the water has to comprise the following elements you can then find that even a bottle of mineral water that was never intended for export that is only consumed within a very small radius of where it can fall foul of the e.u. regulations and be declared illegal and so instead of getting
a common market we have the opposite we have a restricted market where instead of being extended consumer choice is diminished so following your train of thought here are you saying that a european union can exist in current form for example if only decentralizes power instead of consolidating it wouldn't exist in anything like its present form i mean in one hundred seventy three which was the year that the united kingdom joined western europe was thirty six percent of world g.d.p. today it's twenty five percent and twenty twenty will be fifteen percent why is that the main constraint. a big inefficient government is international competition. you can raise your taxes up to a certain point and then the money starts going abroad to friendly jurisdictions and you have to cross it and you can bestow incredibly generous entitlements on your workforce maternity leave and paternity leave in a forty eight hour maximum we can go up to
a certain point then the jobs start relocating but the european union gets you out of that problem it obviates the challenge of external competition it allows you to export your costs. to your rivals. and you could just about see the rationale for that fifty years ago when the main competition was coming from greece it is of course ridiculous when the main competition is coming from india china and so on and that's why the european union through this policy of centralization of harmonize ation of uniformity has consigned itself to economic and significance of the. skeptic what are the advantages that you see european part of it the one thing the one thing that the european union has done is it has made it impossible. the secret diplomacy on any given day in brussels will be a meeting of agriculture ministers or transport minister is it doesn't even make a press release and i would such a normal thing for that to be happening so that is a good thing that we should be talking together that we should be collaborating on
matters that we can't achieve singly and we should be arbitrating i'll just mute the sleaze no one is going to disagree with that but to have that big you really don't need all the rest you don't need the bureaucracy you don't need the common agricultural policy you don't need the common fisheries policy you don't need the euro all of the rest is not only irrelevant to that goal but is actively harmful to it because as we now see the extent of integration far from spreading peace and goodwill in europe has had the effect it's actually increased national antagonisms to a greater level than they've been up since the second world war so many of the leaders right now want to forge. it's current form especially german chancellor angela merkel she has equated the survival of the euro and to the survival of peace what's your take on that the e.u. is a consequence rather than a cause of peace and you are the idea now that peace in europe depends on these massive bureaucracies in brussels is crazy. by trade by friendship and above
all by the fact that we are now liberal democracies rather than tearing countries thank you carol. this was the plant that was responsible for causing the world's worst industrial disaster and now it had been abandoned in a condition where it had become a source of pollution or the most recent study that was done shows that this water pollution and spreading. will continue to be in the more than hundred thousand people in. groups welcome the fact that children see the children to be
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. russia's in anticipation of the state of the union presidential address where it's believed to be trying to get it will announce changes to the country's political system its reform has been the most pressing issue since the outcome of december parliamentary election led to rallies against alleged vote rigging. arab league observers are set to arrive in serious part of a deal with the country's government aided tackling bloodshed there that says sanctions imposed on damascus by the organization prove inefficient was people be the ones to feel the pinch. and america's controversial practice of death by lethal injection hits a stumbling block the e.u.
has imposed tougher restrictions on the sale of drugs used for deadly shots guarding it already struggling supply lines to the u.s. . those who have lines here that you'll be back at the top of the hour lets you know what's happening the world of sports anderson here. nice to have you company and this is what is coming out. captain john terry values to clear his name after police charged him with racially abusing another player. liverpool's luis suarez will appeal against his a match ban by the yes. and they need to go and the year early greg is a season in style with ten wins from ten after a victory over. the first chelsea in england captain john terry has to fight tooth
and nail to prove his innocence after being charged with racially abusing another player he'll appear in court in february claims he made offensive remarks to q.p.r. defender anton ferdinand when the sides met in october police press charges after receiving a complaint from a member of the public if found guilty terry could face a fine of up to four thousand dollars kelsie manager. says the club will continue to support him and terry will play tonight at tottenham. he has my my full support he has the club's full support. represents this club to a maximum level and. we have very grateful to have a player of his quality. you know what he represents the history and achievements you know within the club. we know exactly he's human values and his personality. so well for supporting whatever the outcome. meanwhile luis suarez will appeal
against his eight match ban after the english f.a. found him guilty of racially abusing manchester united's patrice evra in a recent game suarez played liverpool's nil draw at wigan last night while his team mates wore t. shirts with his face on it to show their support. now is the city though he will leave the table this christmas day stay two points ahead of manchester united after three nil when united keeping up the pressure with a five north ration of follow an arsenal move into fear after a two one win over aston villa persie on target for them from the spot to the gunners that his thirty fourth goal vs here newcastle lost three two to visit west brom sunderland beat queens park rangers by the same scoreline while everton are up to eleven after a narrow one in their win over swanzy but as mentioned earlier tottenham host fourth place chelsea tonight spurs could go within seven points of man city with a win over the blues but despite a great run this season spurs boss harry redknapp denies his side
a favorites. going you know between two good teams and. here we have come a long way for sure you know a few years ago we would be sitting here talking about. you know an even game if you do it between us and looks at the moment to evenly matched. meanwhile russia will play europe why in their final friendly match before the start of the european championships next summer together because man will face the south americans in moscow on may the twenty fifth and will then head to a week long training camp in switzerland before the tournament starts in ukraine and poland on june the eighth russia will play no one in one other friendly before the tournament and away match against them market share your february twenty ninth in the meantime spain event of the year on top of the fee for world rankings the world and european champions are reigning supremes before the running with the netherlands and germany completing the top three while russia
a twelfth just behind denmark wales with the biggest gainers of the year collecting more points than any other countries to break back into the top fifty one at the other end of the table american samoa finally moved off the bottom after recording their victory last month after thirty straight defeats. in other news russian premier league side on the brink of going bankrupt amid debts of four and a half dollars and allegations of embarrassment. stepped down as their president saying there's no hope of saving the fifty four year old club the bottom of the league has also lost points is after a police investigation was launched into allegations of embezzling by officials. but news now boxer floyd mayweather has been sentenced to ninety days in jail for assaulting an ex-girlfriend the five division world champion admitting admitted hitting his former partner j.c. harish during an argument at a home last year mayweather was also ordered to pay two and a half thousand dollars fine and complete one hundred hours of community service
the thirty four year old agreed to a plea deal meaning or not have to answer felony charges of beating ms harris and threatening two of their children. to ice hockey now and the k.h. l where you have posted their six consecutive victory after beating spartak moscow in the russian capital the siberian thing only during the elite league last year but there are already calling quite a stir from as the story. ice hockey club you grow up from siberian city of compliments east was founded in two thousand and six and spent the next four years clawing its way into russia's elite and its ricky cage show year that see which was certainly lacking in star power still managed to end the regular season in central place and put it fine for the playoffs on first exams though you grow was not down from conference for finals in twenty days and hunger for postseason action is evidently as strong as ever. but we have
a funny toast not squalled which is vital for a team without any so-called star players and it was proved last year when the rockies and made it into the k.h. out playoffs which despite a slow start this season for various reasons were back on track and will be fighting for the postseason qualification again in their latest match gras managed to come from behind and defeat sports must go to record their six successive victory said berens now sits in the middle of the cage while standings the league by four in better shape than their wednesday opponents the posted their fourth loss in a row obviously i'm really happy with the score we stuck to our game plan and we worked hard and we were able to come back there the end of the game so it's a victory point for us zanny group is you grosse canadian import was signed with siberians less than a couple of months ago though his november debut was more by an injury the defender got back into action in almost no design in order to continue helping his team get
to the coveted playoffs its organ progress we've been playing well lately i think we haven't lost in five and also i mean more are definitely headed the right way and hopefully we can go in and get ready for the playoffs you grass' roster is by no means star studded however even this regular season match against spartak moscow showed that the siberian side is capable of reaching new heights on pure passion and character. cossar of our city. well enough basketball to escape moscow have become only the third side ever to complete the euro league regular season unbeaten there ninety one points to eighty three when. giving them ten wins from telling great big scar scored within seconds of the tip off a match at the time for this game which they dominated the last few days each chipping in with. visitors the army men were already guaranteed a place in the last sixteen but they were determined to keep their beating run going to the side to be going into the next grand elsewhere for the russian side we
also finished off their regular season in starless sixty three seventy six road win for them over union elim pia seeing them qualify from third spot in group date tara like they had another good game for them this side. the slovenians ending up with the worst win loss ratio in the euro league this season with just one victory and nine defeats. and let's finish with a football go which should have been in the running for goal of the year really but for one small matter this cracka from the back of the net in the hong kong top flight over the weekend and amazingly athletic overhead kick that would have made the likes of manchester united's wayne rooney a big green with envy but the trouble is it was an own goal with his nigerian defender first base attempted to clear the ball and failed magnetar magnificently fought his side citizen to win three. point to tell the grandchildren that
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