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welcome back you're watching r t here's a look at the top stories russia's president has called for sweeping political reforms during his state of the union speech retreatment v.f. wants to make it easier to run for office and suggested a return to the wrecked elections for regional governors. in other news arab league observers are set to arrive in syria as part of a deal and to tackling bloodshed there while sanctions imposed on damascus by you are it is a proven efficient was the people being the ones to feel the pinch plus. america's
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controversial practice of death by lethal injection hits a stumbling block as a drug supply lines caused by the e.u. . now the us will have lines as the eurozone faces an uncertain future with its leaders struggling to reach an accord and how to save it we discuss the efforts with a member of the european parliament 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 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
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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 valid than
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carrying on with the current crisis while 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 now 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. wouldn't it 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 so well 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 as you know there's one thing less attractive and that is listening to the same discredited arguments from the same shameless politicians who got it wrong who got this 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
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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 euro structures trying to leave home europe in remission and a former vice president of the european central bank 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 ask and look for help from outside of the european union
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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. partial orderly default in countries which simply can't meet that 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
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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 taking 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 plan grass 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 in here and crowds would be
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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 saps your 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 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. as for the acquisition of new buildings for the european parliament for example do you think the spending is
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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 budgets you 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 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. herman van rompuy . 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 in sluggo for the classroom assistant in corfu it's not for the
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euro project 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 that if i can sell a bottle of mineral water in britain i should be absolution 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's bottled 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
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so following your train of thought here are you saying that a european union can exist in current form for example if only it decentralizes power instead of consolidating it 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 on 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 friendlier jurisdictions and you have to cut 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
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export your costs. to your rivals and you could just about see the russian all for about 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. wind itself to economic and significance. skeptic what are the advantages that you see. and part of it the one thing the one thing that the european union has done is it's. impossible. the secret diplomacy on any given day in brussels will be a meeting of agriculture ministers will transport minister as 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 we should be talking together we should be collaborating on matters that we can't achieve singly and we should be arbitrating i'll just new species no one is going to disagree with that but i have that big you really don't need all
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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 europe 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 since the second world war now many of the leaders right now want to forge. its 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
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morning news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are all today.
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russia's president has called for sweeping political reforms during his state of the union speech from vienna wants to make it easier to run for office and suggest that he return to the wrecked elections for regional governors. arab league observers are set to arrive in serious part of a deal and tattling bloodshed there while sanctions imposed on damascus by the organization proven fish and the people be the ones to feel the pinch plus. america's conover szell practice of death by lethal injection hits a stumbling block has a drug supply alliance caused by the e.u. . so we have one here in our town sports news is next with andrew and he's got the
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latest on the racism rao sweeping english football. hello there thanks for joining me and here's a taste of what is coming up over the next few minutes chelsea captain john terry stickley his name after police charged him with racially abusing q.p.r. player anton ferdinand. while liverpool's luis suarez will appeal against his eight match ban for racist remarks made to manchester united. and moscow in the early grades style with ten range from ten after victory over. the first chelsea in england captain john terry has vowed to fight tooth and nail to prove his innocence after being charged with racially abusing another player he'll appear in court in february he made offensive remarks to key p.r.
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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 although his chelsea manager andre vs boa says the club will continue to support him and terry will play tonight at tottenham . my full support he has the club's full support. represents this close to a maximum level and. very grateful to have a player of his quality. you know what he represents of those of history and achievements who are going to club. we know exactly. when he's posted over to the media they are never in doubt so while for supporting whatever the outcome. meanwhile liverpool striker luis suarez will appeal against his eight match ban the english f.a. founding guilty of racially abusing manchester united's patrice evra in a recent game suarez did play in the side wigan last night and his team mates wore
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t. shirts with his face on them. to show their support. it's manchester city though who will lead the table this christmas day stay two points ahead of manchester united after a three nil win over stoke united keeping up the pressure with the five north rushing a full on are still moving to fair after two one win over aston villa last night robin van persie on target from the spot for the gun is his thirty fourth goal this year you can ask the last three to visiting west brom sunderland beat queens park rangers by the same scoreline leavitt's and there are up twenty seventh after a narrow one nil win over swans even if the city were top of the train. before i was. back on. time setting that is important. and for these.
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it's difficult because we never. thought that but it's better to stay on the top of the. well 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 of form this season spurs boss harry redknapp reckons it will be a tight encounter. for a very choice 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 the two evenly matched teams. russia will play your acquire in their final friendly match before the start of the european championships next summer pick up because man will face the south americans in moscow on may the twenty fifth and more then head to a week long training camp in switzerland before the tournament starts in ukraine
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and poland on june the eight russia will play one more friendly before the tone and away match against their market share july fifth february the twenty ninth. in the meantime spade event of the year on top of the fee for world rankings the world and european champions reigning supremes for a fourth year running there with the netherlands and germany completing the top three while russia twelve just behind denmark wales with the biggest gainers of the year collecting more points than any other country they brought break back into the top fifty while at the other end of the table american samoa finally moved off the bottom africa recording their first victory last month after thirty straight defeats. so the new to russia premier league side tom are on the brink of going bankrupt to me for the half million dollars and allegations of embezzlement so unique has stepped down as their president saying there's no hope of saving the fifty four year old club who are bottom of the league they've also lost ponces
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after a police investigation was moved into allegations of embezzlement by officials club . now the new spokes of floyd mayweather has been sentenced to ninety days in jail for assaulting an ex-girlfriend the five division world champion admitting he hit former partner jesse harish during an argument at a home last year mayweather was ordered to pay two and a half thousand dollars as a fine and complete one hundred hours of community service the thirty four year old agreed to a plea deal meaning he will not have to answer felony charges of beating miss harris and threatening two of their children. in basketball become only the third side ever to complete the year really great get a season unbeaten their ninety one points to eighty three win over. giving them ten wins from attending group b. to scar scored within seconds of the tip off that set the tone of the gang which they dominated the last year to six chipping in with eighteen points for the visit is the army one more already guaranteed a place in the last sixteen but they were determined to keep their unbeaten run
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going and will be this side to be going into the next round. elsewhere but a russian side we need is than also finished off their regular season in style terror ally day helping them to a sixty three seventy six road when a limpia units qualifying from third story group day are you really well finished for the table the unions ending up with the worst win loss ratio in the euro league this season with just one victory and nine defeats. twice hockey and where you grew or have posted their sixth consecutive victory after beating spartak moscow in the russian capital the siberian side only joined the elite league last year but the ready causing quite a stir with more on the story is roman castro. ice hockey club you grow up from siberian city of conti months 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
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year that scene 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 attempt though you grow was knocked out from conference where finals in twenty ten hunger for postseason action is evidently as strong as ever. we have a very toast and it's called which is vital for a team without any so-called star players and it was proved last year when a rockies and made it into the k.h. out playoffs despite a slow start this season for various reasons we're back on track and will be fighting for postseason qualification again in their latest match you graham 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 shell standings by four in better shape than their wednesday opponents who posted their fourth loss in a row obviously i'm really happy with the score we stuck to our game plan and we worked
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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 who signed with siberians less than a couple of months ago though his november debut was more brain injury the defender got back into action in almost no time in order to continue helping his team get to the coveted playoffs it's a work in progress we've been playing well lately i think we haven't lost in five game now so i mean we 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. ramon cossar of our city. moscow. finally should have been at least in the running for the gold of the year award but for one small matter this cracker found the back of the net in the hong kong top flight over the weekend an amazingly athletic
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overhead kick that would've made the likes of months united wayne rooney go would bring with them the but the trouble was it was an own goal as nigerian defender festus bay's attempt to clear the ball did fail in spectacular fashion fortunately though his side citizen did get one to win the rate. that is the sport for the moment i'm back with more in just an hour's time.
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days. to get around. today.
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lifeline. drives people to. unsettle. them up to survive in the freezing cold. russia's nals discover the arctic circle on r.t. . 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. more than
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a hundred thousand people. walking in affected children say the children to be ten times more likely to be born with birth defects in children in the rest of the country. in the sea as little as five hundred dollars for lifelong. unpunished.


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