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the u.s. death row inmates. coming up as the eurozone faces an uncertain future with the e.u. leaders struggling to reach an accord on how to solve the economic problems we discuss the efforts with an m.e.p. from the u.k. the interview next. well today we're joined by conservative m.p. 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 sheep are at least painful option here and 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 so 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 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 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 off altogether all the e.u. is still continuing to look for help from outside 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. partial orderly default in countries which simply can't meet that debt 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 and 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's some sort of prize you start perfectly rationally arranging 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 indirectly 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 now 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 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. flew to the same summit in russia in separate private jets leaving brussels within four hours of each other in 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 britain i should be lopsided in france or germany and vice a versa so 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 so following your train of thought here are you saying that a european union can exist. current form for example if only 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 in 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 cut it and you can bestow incredibly generous entitlements on your workforce maternity leave in 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 significant. skeptic what are the advantages that. european being 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 agricultural ministers of 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 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 use these things no one is going to disagree with that but i have that that 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 since the second world war. hero in its current form especially german chancellor angela merkel. 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 in europe 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.
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hello welcome to the thursday night sports roundup and here are the headlines crunch battle tottenham host chelsea in a key london darby as both sides empty respect title winning credentials from victory in english premier league. while fighting talk of chelsea captain john terry will lead out the blues at white hart lane to pass to clear his name while luis suarez will appeal after both players are charged with racism. and on the ropes boxing world champion floyd mayweather faces three months in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. but first there's a mouthwatering london dobby this thursday night as chelsea aim to leapfrog in form top them into third spot in a pivotal day but white hart lane the blues are just two points behind spurs in the table harry redknapp said men could go back to within seven points of leaders manchester city and still have a game in hand if they win but despite their second best ever rugby season the
tottenham manager reckons it will be a close game. go into the ferry which is a very choice you know between two 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 draw between us and show she looks at the moment to be evenly matched. well meanwhile chelsea manager and david ashworth is set to name his under-fire skipper john terry inserted a starting line up the thirty one year old center half is facing a court hearing on february the first and has vowed to fight to say no to prove his innocence after being charged with racially abusing q.p.r. defender anton ferdinand please press charges after receiving a complaint from a member of the public it's alleged terry virtually abused ferdinand during the blues one nil defeat at loftus road on october the twenty third well if found guilty terry could have. it's a fine of up to four thousand dollars. says the couple continue to support him he
will meet chelsea out as usual at tottenham. as my my full support he has the club's full support. represents this close to a maximum level and. we're very grateful to have a player of his quality. you know what he represents in terms of 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 well meanwhile liverpool striker luis suarez will appeal against his eight match ban and sixty two thousand dollars fine the english f.a. found a new requirement guilty of racially abusing manchester united's patrice evra in the one one draw at anfield on october the fifteenth suarez did play in the reds goalless draw at wigan on wednesday night and his team mates wore t. shirts with his face on them to show their support well meanwhile it's match the city who leave the table this christmas for the first time since one thousand nine
hundred twenty nine right on cheney side won three no time to stay to stay two points clear of manchester united who kept up the pressure on the top and clawed back some of the goal difference gap with a five nil triumph that followed elsewhere robin van persie netted his thirty fourth goal of the year as arsenal want to want to pass the villa west brom home goal for a three two victory at stuttering you cancel martin o'neill made it two wins from three a sunderland also defeated q.p.r. three to everton at swan as he won no and charlie adam had a penalty save as we're going to hell that that goal stuart come to liverpool but it's city who holds the psychological and points later. i met because. i met before i was supporters that. is most. but you know what they say to you. i think that is important. and for these are it's difficult because we never. thought
that but it's better to stay on the top of that cycle. well in the meantime not five mill driving a fallen cane with a heavy price for manchester united defender phil jones is due to have an x. ray after suffering a blow to the face of craven goal so it won't follow summer signing actually young was another casualty the wing is likely to miss all of the christmas fixtures after hurting his knee in the challenge well sir alex ferguson already had a six man injury list getting pneumonia village anderson darren fletcher tom cleverley fabia and michael owen of center half rio ferdinand also missed the window for them because they got injury design for the boxing day clash a time to wigan united have four matches within thirteen days of a busy festive period as well as the latics they then host but burned one of my trips to newcastle and an f.a. cup third round out title rivals manchester city their strike away rooney his face became the youngest player to reach three hundred premier league games at the age
of twenty six years and fifty eight days in wednesday's victory at craven cottage. hollerin spain is their saving barcelona are aiming to reach the last sixteen of the copa del rey with victory at home to third division side with let that go the other side holds a one will lead for the first leg from a neighboring minnows but he'll rest to several key players after sunday's club world cup triumph over something else boss i have now won thirteen out of a possible sixteen try face and even though well madrid coach joe is a marine you suggested there rivals last achievement was mine or what your list says it will benefit the club. to buy the. hundred said it yesterday as a compliment with thank you and that's all each worked on for all my reach coach this is highlighted by. media way too much we were like you too late and lucky too lenient we're happy and i think that the fact that a spanish team can win this cop is a positive thing and that result. well meanwhile just like manchester city in
england the french league's big spenders parry sandra matt will enjoy life at the top of the table this christmas the capital club twenty three points clear of mon petit eight following a one no victory at some thirty m. record signing of the eight best story make a poor job with a decent chance but. swiftly made up for the argentinians blip just after half an hour the home side went all out in search of an equaliser in the second half p.s.t. held firm to their narrow advantage winning one nil to take right in the league after one barely lost forty but they via earlier in the day. while back here in russia the national football team will play two time world cup winners here and why in their final friendly match before the start of the european championships next summer we got the guys medal will face the south american side in moscow on the twenty fifth and will then head to eight week long training camp in switzerland before the tournament starts in poland and ukraine and three nights
russia will play in one other friendly before the tournament which is away to denmark on feb twenty ninth. now in other news world champion boxer floyd mayweather jr has been sentenced to ninety days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend the five division champion admitted hitting his former partner josie harris during an argument at her home last year may well that was also ordered to pay a two and a half thousand dollar fine to be 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 this harris and threatening to their children. now reigning world and european champion has fought back from a slow start to grab the preliminary lead at the halfway point of the russian all round speed skating championships here in moscow the twenty eight year old had to settle for second best in the ring for my hundred meter event then went one better
in the five thousand meters inch closer to retaining his crown the national tournament is a chance for the skaters to qualify for next year's european championships however will discover their plans to sit out of the continental event as he wants to focus on the defense of his world title due in moscow next february while the women inside the katherina also lived up to her status of praetorian favorite the olympic bronze medalist prevailed in the five hundred and three thousand metres lead the standings with two more events to go. and finally choice and new boys you get are have posted their sixth great victory in the k h l after coming from behind to win two one at spotlight moscow the siberian team reached the playoffs in their first season last year and they hope to go one better this campaign run kozyrev reports. ice hockey club you grow up from siberian city of continents east was founded in two thousand and six and spent the next four years glowing its way into
russia's elite and its ricky cage show year did see which was certainly lacking in star power still managed to end the regular season in center 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 esk wrong as ever. we have a funny toast need squalled which is vital for a team without any so-called star parents and it was proved last year when a rockies and made it into the can't south playoffs which despite a slow start this season for various reasons went back on track to be fighting for the whole season it was occasioned again in their latest match you draw managed to come from behind and defeat sportstalk moscow 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 here the end of the game so it's a victory point for us zanny groupies you cross canadian import was something to say variance 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 it's a work in progress we've been playing well lately i think we haven't lost in five games also i mean were definitely headed the right way and hopefully we can go in and get ready for the playoffs you grass' rosser 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 r.t. moscow. and. i think.
russia's president orders sweeping reforms making it easier to run for political office and proposes a return to direct elections of regional governors in his annual address to the palmer. arab league observers arrive in syria as the conflict there reaches all bloody peak and international sanctions causing living conditions to deteriorate. and tightening the noose on america's controversial death penalty the new plugs of the flow of drugs used to kill us and death row inmates.