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for the john says ministration. we interview talk, political commentator, peter, all right, i live in changing tier bought an ass clear false. i'm ask them what exactly is going on on more importantly, what will happen? but 1st she retreats most and messes. in response i show last week one ranging up to 26 summit. ingram micro mcgregor says the plan is going back from formation. as it did billions of years ago. i drops and says, the realistic carbon cut to cost is ridiculous. and the commercial joke at best, robert died says didn't. but the leaders we have definitely didn't. and frankly, are not later note, william nicole says, i'm certain that all music and my said a piece of arts have kept me seen these last years. some might say different what an interesting program once again, focusing on some of the good. thank you all, alex simon. sure. no journalist has been
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a bigger thorn and the prime minister site than the formidable peter over. and earlier this year he published the assault on to detailing the full extent of what is johnson's repeated departure from actually team. i were there for a pointing journeys, and for johnson, alex speaks to peter point bitter. nobody. welcome back to the alex simon. joe is a huge treasure to be back with you, alex, i do apologize. not being with you in the past. while we're got you on the screen, peter, that's a very good 2nd best. so you've been looking at the total party for many, many years. you have a season come loyal like this at the top, but the total poppy of this is just another cycle of totally at the capital until may seem warfare. this is different because it's a crisis i think wanting forces to remove this issue from johnson himself.
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disgraceful and, and heartless and wretched though he is. it's important to realize this is a crisis of the conservative party which has collapsed as a responsible civic organization and has been cut become the productive of donors and interest groups. and what he's really at stake here is no. reggie johnson who's finished by the way, he will go don't, don't have any doubts about that. but what happens next? but carpeted here, that little thing is happening now is, i mean, if we're talking about selling all those and pillage is i mean, stanley baldwin was up to his neck. when monday gregory was convicted all these years ago. the only person to be convicted of preventing honors imperialism, and that was way back in the 19 twenties and thirties. so it was new about the
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accusation of selling people a lot talking specifically about selling peerage is a little and is an issue hanging over the. 2 posse, but now there are 3 masses which are up in the air and over which johnson has no control which again he confronts this week. one is the cabinet secretary assignment case and he is looked into the parties and the parties are really difficult because it appears that the prime minister in, i think he's denied that took place by the way that he broke the rules. now, if mr. case is over promoted, but he has his future reputation to consider concludes that mr. johnson and his the, the kind of rather unsavory associates to surround him,
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broke the rules. then i feel the consequences of that will be serious. then we have another matter which is even more serious than that, and that is the lord guide judgment about whether or not he was lied to or miss led to use primary language and by mr. johnson, over the matter of the funding of the wall paper and internal decorations, in johnson's mister johnson's flat. now, i don't know how close you followed it, but it's potentially deadly serious. so when a submerged that a tory donor has held out, johnson is putting his hands in his pocket to sort out. johnson johnson said to lord guides when he commission, when he carried out his investigation that the 1st note about it was in february this year following media reports. when the electoral commission did 8 report,
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it found an evidence that mister johnson had what facts of this donor to ask for cash. now is, does this mainly he was lying or what does it or is there some innocent explanation? there's been radio, silence from the old guy now, little guys, a serious figure. he's a former army officer, former diplomat over a private sector, the queen. and of course, a band with western miles connections not to be trifled with. a trifle with clans, you know, has now the power magic emission of standards must examine the failure by the prime minister, mister johnson, to declare in a proper way a donation to receive any m p must. now, if she finds him guilty of failing to do so, it's a serious offense and what is the remedy she has expelling or suspending or
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ordering out for a certain set of time of the n p from parliament. now, mr. johnson, the prime minister, is banned from parliament. he won't be able to perform his duties as answering questions, coming to class, making statements, et cetera. so these 3 very way, see masses, i know was a prime minister moment when i confidence in him as to last. in about a tory and peace and follow me and he's ministerial colleagues. now i, i conclude i have reached a conclusion for some time that he is finished. he is afraid, he is now a posthumous prime minister is the living dead. and at some point, probably not before christmas, but certainly in the new year, he will be obliged to reside. that is the fact that he is the,
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the matter as it nar, stats, that you've been the prime ministers in journalistic terms. his bet, no art, you've been his nemesis. you've been just a book, a detailing all his in his say evasions of the actually tate, let's call them that. i call the lies in limbo. having taken legal advice repeatedly, lies made to the british people about crack seal about to run a virus and almost everything else you got to mention that missed that they are in my book. assault in truth, he hasn't suit me. nobody's challenge a single dot low coma of that book. and now i'm running a website that itemizing the current lies which are pouring out because it's not, it's not the foster prime minister who has been demonstrated to been the economical with the truth. i mean, and brought us johnson defense has lies seem over relatively, as you call them, over relatively trivial matters with us, mr. blair,
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it could be accused of for misleading people about the reasons for going to a war. so, and the balance of things isn't balls. johnson somewhat less guilty than his labor predecessor you are speaking probably the leading experts, not just in britain, but the world's on british political life. i wrote a book about mister black called the rise of political lying. and i way an terrible untruth switch. mister grad, a told about the existence weapons of mass destruction, which, which paid the way in public gather terms for in and actually in legal sounds, i think for an illegal war. so that was deadly serious. the iraq war is still ace the consequences for millions of people and death destruction. and of course, the dispossession is still being felt the blair ally, i have a weapons of mass destruction. i shall say that mister black and sissy. he made her
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statement in good faith and therefore they have a very false not lies. it's an important distinction to make the, those live that were we were actually relating to the iraq war, whereas i'm afraid, johnson, you know, your name it corona virus, breck sick. personal circumstances is every day. tell me about the tory party. i mean, isn't the case. if you are cynical, the tory party, tony, and wallace johnson because he sent us an election winter. but as i say, the moment he ceases to be seen as an election went on, becomes a liability. the, the famous a man in greece lineup to tell the prime minister the games are bogey unlike the labor party, the tory party is a completely ruthless electro machine. the moment you look like being
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a football manager, actually the moment you cease to deliver results. i, you got it. now, this is the so mr. johnson was seen and was popular very he left for some reason with the british people for a long time. you won them that election. i put him in for that. now, over the last few weeks, he started to crash in the polls as a result. and i were a name, a paper clara political editor of the daily mirror was here justification of vindication of political journalism. i'm proud to be a fellow citizen of per clara who broke the revelations about those parties. and ever since that the johnson po, writing has collapsed and he's now in negative territory. and the tory rating is collapse in that carries on for much longer is over. and so if it is overnight games up from the prime minister, who would the likely successes be under any dark courses as well as the the obvious
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favorites? yes, i think i was with you, little divine, within the cabinet and outside the cabinet. and conventional westminster opinion will tell you that liz trash has got a better version of say, quite a bit of mrs. thatcher. she's the foreign secretary now, and she's both place to run, but we will do likewise. a bit less flashy, but he's quite credible as chance to the exchequer to hell, and that only our sight, i give you 2 names are going to do. johnny hart. the former foreign secretary from the house actually is it is, is really quite a formidable figure. he ran 2nd, the games. johnson price went in the leadership election 2 years ago. and he represents a sort of standing review to the should be call it corruption, the men tacit. see the sleaze, the cronyism,
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witches mar johnson's disgraceful term as prime minister. not a problem for soon and least trust and anybody in the cabinet, they go along with this. they haven't protested or, and they are smeared by association with one of the most and the work somebody who is becoming one of those not sure politicians of mom ties outside is hunt another person. i'll give a little mention to david davis, who he ran 2nd to to david cameron 10 years ago. and he has got is a figure of considerable integrity and a standing rebuke to the school moral squalor of the ghastly crew which now so hands or is johnson no very finally pittsville. but as the parliamentary, conservative party under acolyte celebrate the new year. i'm going to be really
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depressed about the coming, sucking stance is all the go say, well, lik a, you know, we've got majority of 80 in parliament most more than 2 years to the next election . so lessons of good time to sort things out. so i'm going to see the, the glass of molt whiskey, half full of half empty the fountain mental feeling and our chest to be among, tore him ease is that johnson is finished. and the tory party cannot you know, he's not behind in the co reiki. exactly. get worse with as i explained, a series of fresh candles coming swiftly around the corner with the speed of an express express train said they will get rid of johnson in the new year. they don't strike for peter oberon, student of the conservative party juggler. stick straw to there. thank you so much for joining me in the alex simon. show. a great pleasure are joining us after the
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break. well, alex asked by to net clear fox to gaze into political christabel and tell us what 2022 will bring with even her scientific knowledge has never been so readily available to everyone across the globe, but overwhelmed by information. can we distinguish? the real signs from the one being imposed upon us, we're living in a world where there are many people who have a vested interest in fighting information, fighting scientific evidence, and discrediting even the notion that science could provide the truth about the natural world in the pursuit of business goals and large corporations, a challenge strongly by scientific evidence. if you're emotionally invested in free
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markets, then climate change is a serious emotional threat because dealing with it means we have to change our approach to business industries or on the war bar, attempting to debunk legitimate science by producing new evidence in science, fighting science. that's how ignorant says manufacture their attention only seeking to the rail science rolling to using fire against itself long when else so seemed wrong when all 3 just don't hold any world yet to see how does the because the advocate and engagement equals the trail when so many find themselves world support. we choose to look for common ground.
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welcome back. well, it's been a toward a few weeks for the prime minister, but will 2022 sir discovery and his fortunes. only a pocketful 20 men in gray suits comma calling on dating street. alex is in conversation with the live list of the new members of the house of lords ennobled by johnson. not because of our donations for the conservative party, but because of our campaigning for bricks it the she think the man who got breaks it done can hang on to power. alex speaks to botanist. clear for the last clear, false. welcome back to the alex simon. chill, good to be. what would you say is the extent of the prime ministers political trouble? how much trouble is bought as johnson know him? he, there are a lot of trouble, but maybe not the way people think. i suspect that in the last few days there's been some kick back. people are worried that trees are may and it is are out for
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revenge. that concern because quite a lot of people, he was a hard core remain. crowd have been enjoying his troubles a bit much and so that makes people who voted for him a little nervous because they might once a whole bar, as johnson would count, but for the right thing. and they don't want him to kind of end up with somebody they don't consider, it will be in the spirit why they rated johnson in the 1st place. having federal law, he's lost a huge amount of support. i would suggest from the voters that he won't even from the red wall vices because they now really didn't feel as though any kind of liberal or liberty embracing. instincts have been betrayed. i'm. i think cop 26th of damage because a lot of people follow this was a kind of january of international, you know, had to stay. and also when talking about issues that will be done to them. and they
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didn't really feel as though net 0 is something that had been politically democratically decided on. and now the recent caving regulations coming in when people just don't feel as though they justified, i'm the party to she. so one might know that there's a real sense of we might stick with them, but it's a real free grated teeth. and that's very damaging. the launch of the primacy troubles a self inflicted. this is to be a, almost that one that the carelessness about things and comp $26.00. it doesn't seem to seize the moment for global complicity like the president united states or did the 1st minister scott, well, i think you'll that word that you've used is very important. which is carelessness, i think that his career ma can not compensate for the fact that he actually is quite college and politically. that has a big impact. some people because if you're constantly trying to implement policies to cover up for the last math that you made,
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then people start to lose confidence in your ability to hold the line or, or have any sincerity. i mean, the people i know at the moment, for example, all doing all going along with the restrictions in the wearing masks at doing everything that told what last year they were frightened. they say they're not frightened that complying it's very different atmosphere and a lot based on in bad faith because i doing it because i'll get in trouble if they don't do it. it's not quite the same. and if you think that they then think that johnson just seems cavalier about these announcements, you know, he can casually just say on the television that the whole of the jesse is going to be re purpose the d based the jobs and not what dr. owners have been told that, right, i mean this is like, you can say i support the jazz, but if you treat people like that, you can bring in legislation. things like the police and crime bill that they say that doing for one reason. but when you actually look at the small print, really well criminalize all sorts of activities that most ordinary people wouldn't
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support. and he doesn't seem to know that detail. you know, that just something one of his ministers is doing when he needs to know the details . he's in charge, so i think he's brought a lot of it on himself. but i just want to underestimate his popular payable if you want. what i think it's happened is he still got popular pale, but he used to have a populous instinct just spontaneously, just something. it was good that you had a populace instinct. and now he has lost that populace in things he doesn't actually have that same sense of what ordinary people think. it does kind of a luck. i mean the, if you take last week with a seem to be rolling in a sea of sleeves allegations. and then along comes a new data to this variant which allows them to make a prime ministerial broadcast. the proclaim booster booster booster and white the christmas parties of god. so at least for now off the headlight for now, but you see that the thing is why people are cynical is because i don't think it's
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very dangerous. they think variances come along. that has been conveniently and opportunistically used to wipe away the the problems. now, i'm not saying it isn't dangerous, don't get me wrong. what i'm saying is, is a cynicism, a kind of almost a naturalistic cynicism, the people aren't quite convinced by this one. because actually, if you look at the evidence, it doesn't look as though it's that dangerous and he's behaving is that way back to stage walk or wait on down the road, you know, and it's obviously not like that. and so, but yeah, i mean he's, he has said that you can't, you can't rule by look, you know, that only last for so long leave. when forget this interesting conversation about the, the faith of the prime minister. we haven't yet mentioned the labor for this other, suggesting the all of us jobs and potential difficulties coming from either within the tory party or from the press. but when the labor party stands and all of us, i thought one of the key indicators the labor party really all irrelevant,
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was when k salma did a state of the nation broadcast evening after forest. johnson did a state the nation and the nation didn't really noted. i think the last time i was on the show, i said in the low, why if i did, i think the boy had it is just say things don't just die overnight, right? but he doesn't mean that i think they've got the potential for a sustainable future is the part of labor. i just don't think i have only work in people no longer naturally looked the labor and labor to nothing in which they might convince them that they should look to them. so what are your, what do you got to tell you? but as far as the man and grace suits going to tell me a calling on dentistry aud isn't going to be a prime minister revival in the new year. i think that the many great states are already circling, and they certainly are asking for the grown ups to enter into number 10 and there is no doubt about it. the chorus has always had a slightly seizure with getting careless,
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uncovered rescue organizational masses. but when he was in 50 whole, he did have a, a reasonably strong team around him. and it does seem to me that one of the problems is that lack of theme. so they will try and change personnel and hope that works. but i think that more and more people realize that he has limited value. it's just not there. isn't anyone obvious you just dominate rob michael guy? well, i'm only at the most shallow level. i mean, nobody really believes that she lives just. he's playing a blind, right. but if you kind of examine it for more than 2 minutes, i don't know whether she got the national reach that birth johnson has. that will be people who have got their i on the big job. i just don't think his days are numbered in quite that way. and does the prime minister in your estimation still have the the will to be prime minister. i mean, many prime ministers come to the end of the title. they just get fed up with it. i think that he wants all the glory and not the hard work. so you know,
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the difficulty ages that whether he's actually got the genuine stamina, the stamina that is required to really lead because it's fine, you know, making great speeches. i wanna say great, which, i mean rhetorically clever people laughing, being in the limelight. but actually, as he has obviously noticed, it's quite hard run in the country. it's quite hard bring on the international stage and you can make mess ups. and he does the old, some people are less forgiving in the, you know, we, whatever one thinks about this is a serious crisis. he keeps telling us, not a time for the serious grownups. and yet he doesn't really want to be as serious grew up in this. and his statement like standing is to say the least slightly in disarray. reese, literally i'm precious men. what can you do with them? right that i give that easily. he's not going to go quietly, either to fool, but to me, rush lies ho, christmas party. last year. can more political impact? the question of the willow house legislature is being bought for money because the
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christmas party is a shame, indicated that the people who are making the roles were not frightened of this virus. they told us that we had to be so frightened of that ordinary people were destroyed, their hopes and aspirations. i mean, if you remember this time, last year, everyone i knew was so excited, seeing the family for the vests. i'm going to, the wrenching, i did that you would take them for a mug. the brace, people don't like that. they've gotten the pub, they chad to each other and they've discovered that society was almost destroyed. join that time. and they know that that is a big price to pay a maybe someone think it was worth it because we had a public health emergency to then discover that that wasn't being taken seriously by the people who actually closed society down. i think it's really got to people where false. i want you to look into that crystal ball, which i know you have tell us what was going to be in your opinion,
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the political highlights of the coming year 2022. i'm hoping that the political highlight will be that the public will re emerge into society again and become agents their own destiny and be like active players in the story. because one of the problems about floods in society down is it's too much focus on what happens involvement and parliament, all kind of talking in a bubble to each other and what i'm looking forward. so is people regaining that confidence, reasserting the fact that they're the ones in control and in charge. and i think that may be the, i'm hoping that the cynicism that is a britain, the hellish take about politicians will become a productive dynamic force. and that will say a shakeup with new political parties emerging of all sorts and stripes. and so that the ruling a late just can stopping as complaisant as they have been over the last year. so far. thank you so much and you'll come back onto the show to tell us about that festival of politics. i will be at the farthest. johnson went into november
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as a prime minister. hayden opposed bad by a comfortable commons. majority was an improving situation on all the corporate plans, and it was stabilized, if not under full control. the economy was out of work, citing and performing better than forecasts on britain was preparing to state a major international summit in grad school. but it weeks is a long time in politics, all has been rapidly dying. who the prime minister is ill judged, pertains to save his friend or patterson from the side of this committee, failed and then rebounded badly. it opened up a range of questions about dynasty activities during lunch time, which seemed to suggest that the regulations were only meant for ordinary people and not for the johnson inner circle. above all, the failure to shake off slaves allegations entered upon lack of attention to the detail of governance has begun to connect with his ability to command support for
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necessary action to team that assertion by this. now when the prime minister becomes an electro liability and is incapable of governing on the major issue of the day, these are exactly the circumstances and the tory party instinct for survival kicks incumbent. so then expected to do the decent thing. having said that, there is no evidence that bought us johnson so it's a split school career has operated within the normal parameters of what is expected of him. thus, it may be too early to write his political obituary, regardless of the number of people, no volunteering to be the lead author, but for no, from alex myself, either. oh at there. sure, it's good by tick here. i'm hope to see you all again for our christmas special with a jew of many voices, talented, kit robbins and nurse mccloud. next week until then take care. ah
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ah ah, ah, working room or should she popped in? she said well i'm getting ready to go. shopping for christmas. i wish there was a good buying another shooting another safe part of american life shattered by violence. the gunman was armed with an a ar 15, semi automatic rifle. when the issue comes home, it's time to act. when we're silent on this issue, the other side winds by default lady that lived over there. i was walking one of
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the jobs, which is why do you where again, where are you still with me? nothing. i take it off it, i think the people need to take responsibility into their own hands and be prepared if those kind of weapons who are less available. we wouldn't have a lot of the shootings that we certainly wouldn't have the number address with the head of nate. so valo is to keep expanding the western military ally and subbing yet more countries near russia. in spite of protest from moscow to a head on the program, news network, cnn fire is a producer after he's charged with sexually abusing children questions or not being else as to why he was on the loose 18 months after a criminal complaint was 1st filed a new study finds that the visions and
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