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on this. zon this. ladies 1 on this. ladies and a realist on this. ladies and gentlemen, the first lady president of the united states. could this really happen? we hear why america is abuzz with talk that oprah winfrey might run for president. hello. a lot of government reshuffles to go smoothly. today's was no exception. on its own, that would not make for a vintage episode. theresa may had built this up episode. theresa may had built this up as episode. theresa may had built this upasa episode. theresa may had built this up as a major refresh and an assertion of renewed authority. it did not live up to expectation. partly because she could not make will be changes that she wanted. let us will be changes that she wanted. let us have a quick look at some of the comings and goings and the big star of the reshuffle is david livingstone. he is the new damian green. you won't be called the first
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secretary of state would debbie prime minister. he does have the big and central role as the prime minister's right—hand man. some other notable reshuffle names would be two men who did not move, jeremy hunt, he stays in health, but it is a bigger departmental name, and greg clark who will stay at the business department, despite there being a loss of chatter about being kicked out. the prime minister tried but could not reshuffle or swap those to a round. nor could she get the education secretary, justin green, where she wanted. she has gone from cabinets —— justine greening. where she wanted. she has gone from cabinets ——justine greening. the dwp, as it is called, goes to the one—time tv presenter who has worked asa one—time tv presenter who has worked as a junior minister in that department. our political editor nick watt is with me. it seems like a lot of people are resisting the plans theresa may had for them, and unusual number of those affected by
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that? it has happened in the past that? it has happened in the past that ministers say i do not want to move and there we prime minister case and a strong prime minister says no. she said yes tojeremy hunt, but no to just think many who wa nted hunt, but no to just think many who wanted to remain in education and said no to the department of work and pensions. tory mps are being critical this evening of theresa may. they say she started out as, michael howard said this morning, strong and able to do what she wa nted strong and able to do what she wanted and by this evening showed that she could not fully assert authority. mon two of the reshuffle tomorrow, thejunior authority. mon two of the reshuffle tomorrow, the junior and the authority. mon two of the reshuffle tomorrow, thejunior and the middle ranks, we are told we will see many more women, many younger people, and tory mps more women, many younger people, and tory mp5 from black and minority ethnic background. and the number of women attending cabinet goes up from eight to ten. david livingstone, big eurozone, a known remainer. he has
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the debutjob. mine is the title and minor social care. what is thatjob? his chairing a series of cabinet committees on brexit and domestic policy in the areas where the onus is not so focused. so she can absolutely focused on the brexit negotiations and on the domestic policy of national security and the economy. he hasn't got the first secretary of state title. ministers who have gone with great fanfare, if they don't have something to tell whitehall they are a big beast, they normally run into trouble. david lidington has two think that tell whitehall he is a big beast, david livingstone, he is well—known and well respected. so i have been looking this very long day that didn't quite go to plan. it has been a torrid six months for theresa may. today was the moment for the prime minister to finally assert her authority over her government and party after the disastrous general election setback.
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it all started so well when the prime minister stood on the steps of downing street to show off the new group of mps she hopes will rejuvenate the conservative party. but as the day wore on, the reshuffle is started, and this evening the prime minister was shaken by the surprise resignation ofjustine greening. who spurned the offer of a move to the department for work and pensions during a two—hour visit to number ten. i understand theresa may and justine greening have had a troubled relationship. one person who knows the prime minister's mind told me that she never really believed that the outgoing education secretary had signed up to many of the tory school reforms. for her part, justine greening is furious with what she regarded as negative press reports about her in recent weeks. over the weekend, she told friends that she
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was blaming boris johnson for leading the charge against her, after she raised questions about the handling of brexit in cabinet meetings. conservative mps are complaining to me that theresa may has emerged diminished from this reshuffle after the resignation of justin greening, and because other ministers successfully resisted some of the prime minister's original plans. jeremy hunt spent more than an hour in downing street, pleading with the prime minister to keep his job as health secretary, as he resisted a proposed move to the business department. the prime minister eventually relented, and finally granted him his wish, to be given the additional responsibility of social care. others said theresa may has emerged from today unscathed. i have described her as zebedee, because she is someone who just pops up and has incredible resilience,
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against all the odds. if you look at all the difficulties following the election, everything that has happened since, she seems to still be there, and i think she made the right decision by having a cabinet reshuffle at the beginning of the year. stamp her authority to set an agenda from day one. the prime minister learned today that shuffling the pack is always a fraught business. where a bold theresa may sacked a series of ministers on her first day in downing street, 18 months later a more timid prime minister trod gingerly around this most delicate process. we were due to be joined now by the tory mp grant shapps, but he's been held up in parliament at a vote. we'll move on, and we'll try to get to him later, if the wheels of democracy start moving more quickly. grant shapps is a tory mp and was party chairman under david cameron. in case you thought the bbc
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gender pay controversy, which erupted last summer, had gone away, it hasn't! it re—emerged last night with the resignation of carrie gracie as the bbc‘s china editor. it was one of those "only at the bbc" days — she resigned from that post on sunday, then presented the today programme on radio 4 this morning. but the real effect of carrie gracie‘s move is to highlightjust how hard the bbc is finding it to solve the problem that became evident last year. # money makes the world go round, the world go round... it is ironic that easyjet published its own paygap last week, far bigger than the bbc‘s — but it has a clearer excuse. yes, women employees earn 45% less than men — but that is mainly accounted for by the fact that few women are pilots, and many of them are flight attendants. flight attendants get paid less than pilots. nothing illegal about that, as long women pilots and women flight attendants get the same as their male counterparts. when i started the china job, i said i would only do thisjob if i am paid equally.
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and injuly 2017, i discovered the enormous gap that the two men who were international editors were earning 50% more, at least, than the two women who were international editors. but carrie gracie‘s scathing critique of the bbc is that she — and many other women — are getting less for the same job as men. can the bbc defend that? we asked to speak to the bbc today, but nobody was available. in a statement they said that they must —— fairness and pate was vital and the bbc performed better than other organisations. they have done in order to be pay of most of the stuff and are doing a separate review of on air staff. i'm joined now by lawyer jennifer millins, who is representing several of the women taking cases against the bbc.
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also here is sian kevill — she's a tv executive who used to be the editor of newsnight, before going on to be the director of bbc world news. a very good evening to you both. jennifer, look, the review, is there an argument here, the bbc is reviewing on—air talent, they are just waiting until that is out of the way until the do anything. is that a fair defence? it is certainly going to feed into a number of the complaint and may give some answers to some of those complaints. it may just fuel the fire, though. we have seen with the equal pay audits that came out in october that very studiously set—aside on—air talent is being a little bit difficult to deal with, that actually those reports can themselves lead to further questions about pay disparity. certainly there was a lot made this morning by the bbc of the fact there is no systematic discrimination at the bbc, as sir justice alaia said, patrick alaia said in his report last october, when he was looking at the abc equal pay audits, but he also said that did not rule out individual cases of discrimination. so systematic bias was ruled out. and that excluded on—air
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talent completely. sian, when you were a manager, how difficult was it to set pay in a way that was deemed to be fair, and comparative? it is a very tricky position on pay. as a manager, when you are giving somebody a job, the first thing you have to do is they come in with a pay level, and that could have been determined by all sorts of factors way beyond your control. they may have been tried to have been poached at one point, they may have gone into war zones, which required a higher salary, they may have worked in an area where it was highly competitive. so you come in with somebody with a salary, and then you have to decide, you're very unlikely to it. if somebody comes in with a very low salary, you may give them a huge increase but it is still not comparable. and you have a duty to try to defend the licence fee and not just handed out. you want to keep as much
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as you can to put on screen as opposed to giving it to people. is a us editor the same job as the china editor, because i know in a way that is carrie gracie‘s argument, these are two international editors, one is a man, one is a woman? i was quite shocked when i heard about the disparity. listening to the coverage today. and i think it is difficult when you have a job title which is the same. when you have a same job title, it does seem to denote that you have roughly the same sort of salary, and even carrie wasn't asking for absolute equivalents. there could have been some disparity, the scale of the disparity. so are the differences between the two jobs? well, there are, but it is very difficult, it is incredibly difficult to try and work out whether covering the manic stuff going on in the trump white house is the same as dealing with the oppression of a chinese regime.
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jennifer, you would agree that if some reason the bbc created a kazakhstan editor of not be the same job as a us edit or a china editor, and with that excepted legally when you sit down and give legal advice? there is a whole melting pot of factors as to whether there is legal equivalents for men and women in theirjobs and in pay. that is why these claims are very difficult to bring but they are also pretty difficult to defend, as well. there is a fact —based analysis that explicit that really values the worth of the individual, as compared to the e—mail they are comparing themselves against. what is your advice to the bbc as to how to deal with this, because they don't want to spend money, they have an obligation to the licence payer, difficult to go to the men and say, put your salaries down, or maybe they should do that, and difficult to find all the money that the women are claiming.
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what is your advice? there is an issue of the bbc not wanting to spend money and not wanting to spend more licence fee payers' money but this is an issue about money, carrie was clear she didn't want to be paid more, she wanted equality but it boils down to the issue of pay and how much people are paid, and the legal redress for these claims is to address that through pay, applying a pay equality clause. that take some time as well. backpay of up to six years. that could be expensive. it could well be and if i were advising the bbc i would say they need to deal with individual complaints properly which they have struggled to do so far in genuine fashion, but also they need to look at their own data and not just quote them gender pay statistics, which is a different issue and a different analysis, but to look at their statistics. they have all the data, the individuals don't have that data.
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i'm afraid we need to leave it there, thank you both indeed. he was tory party chairman and david cameron and was outed last year as being the ringleader of a failed plot to remove theresa may as prime minister. he's finished voting and joins me from westminster. good evening. what was your impression of the reshuffle, how was it handled? i'm not sure having a group of colleagues that wanted to talk to the prime minister qualifies as a plot. but, look, i thought clearly, let's be blunt, it wasn't a brilliantly executed performance with the reshuffle today. they are very difficult things to get right as i recall from time spent when i was chairman inside downing street looking out. but actually buried in the reshuffle i thought there were a couple of really good ideas, which i suspect won't quite get the coverage tomorrow. but i hope will matter in the long run. one of which was creating a ministry of housing, communities and local government.
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i used to be housing minister and always thought it was ridiculous that housing didn't have its own seat around the table as secretary of state in cabinet and that was really good. the other move which i thought was quite smart but will take some working out is taking health, jeremy hunt is there still, but bringing in social care, which although not everyone will know the complexities of this, actually comes from local councils at the moment, and that means it's actually under what was communities and local government. the problem is you get bed blocking of the problems you hear about and bringing those together makes sense. i was confused on both of those because i thought housing was in the dclg, so it'sjust a rebranding, and i thought a lot of social care was in the department of health, so that was a rebranding. on the first one you are absolutely right, housing was in dclg, communities and local government, but i can say this as a fact, when sitting around the cabinet table people respond to the thing they think is most on your agenda, and by calling it the ministry of housing, i noticed that they said they will call it a ministry rather than a department, by calling it a ministry, which is an historic name for that department,
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will give a lot more focus to what the government says is one of its big priorities, building more homes. i thought there was some sense in that. and on social care budget, no, the money actually comes through the local council, the local authority side of things, and that makes it complicated. let me move on because i want to ask you, do you still think where we are now, that she should step down, or do you think it's time for her to pause? do you think there is enough young talent to which the party and the country being exposed, so that when there a leadership election they can skip a generation if they want to? i'm probably more or less unique in saying what i actually think about it, my view hasn't changed, nor do i think there is any point in banging on about it, i want theresa may does exceed because i want the party to succeed because i don't want to see jeremy corbyn's marxist government come in and destroy lives and jobs in this country.
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my view hasn't changed but i also recognise there is a lot of great talent. the other good thing today was seeing some of the talent, through, albeit perhaps slightly odd to focus on the party changes, which is where a lot of that talent was seen. whereas, it must a couple of good changes in part, which i think will take some months and probably years to work through the system but could actually help deliver better health and social care together and better housing in this country. there was good stuff strangely buried in a reshuffle which didn't quite go to plan. grant shapps, thank you very much indeed. could it really happen? oprah winfrey as a us president? the talk show queen is of course one female tv presenter who literally no—one thinks is badly remunerated — and after a well—received speech at the golden globes last night, all the talk today is that she might run for the white house in 2020. a new day is on the horizon! cheering. and when that new day finally dawns,
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it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight! cheering. thank you! well, for liberals, disheartened by trump, oprah is a sense of hope of a new popular champion for their cause emerging. this talk of president winfrey actually goes back some months, but the bookies' odds have shortened massively today. even though she has no political experience, and has never run for, or held, office, cnn says some of her friends say she's now considering a run. if she did, and assuming donald trump fancied a second term, the 2020 us election would be quite a battle — apart from both being billionaire tv stars, in every other respect the two are almost comical opposites. let's discuss this. joining me from atlanta is anoa changa — she's an activist and journalist who backed bernie sanders in the last democrat primary. good evening to you. first of all, will she ran? well, i think that's up to oprah,
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oprah is definitely a woman who has charted her own path over the last several decades in her career from good morning chicago, to her own show, to movies and this whole empire she has built, so whether or not she runs, we will all wait to see what oprah ultimately does. whether or not she should run, i guess that will be up to her and her confidence in her team whether or not that is something she should do.. delegate it to her, would you like her to run? would you be excited? me personally? yes. i wouldn't be super excited, i wouldn't be upset but i really think american voters need to get away from our obsession with celebrity. the focus on celebrity in the 2016 presidential general election here really overshadowed the need to focus on actual everyday americans and the issues that are affecting people and doing real groundwork. one of the flaws i saw with hillary clinton, secretary clinton's campaign, was relying heavily on celebrity
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friends and supporters, instead of actually getting out there with the people. when you look at battle ground states like ohio, florida, pennsylvania, wisconsin where she never campaigned people were clamouring for the leadership to talk to them, not necessarily the charisma of the leadership at the top. if oprah were to run and she was the person, hopefully she would have policies and initiatives on the table that would really speak to the american public, particularly those across the board who are struggling, who are thinking aboutjobs, education, climate change, internationally, i'm sure, you would all like to see a leader that is taking so many things, global security, into consideration. am i going to be super excited? no. you say you have the policies would be to the american people,
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but she is someone who has a powerful ability to speak to the american people. she would surely engage a lot of voters, wouldn't she? i wonder whether she would win because essentially there would be a lot of voters who may be sometimes don't vote who would come out and vote for her. i don't know that a lot of voters who didn't usually vote would come out and vote for her. again, we saw so many celebrities come out on the trail, we had katy perry, majorfirebrands, jay—z and beyonce throwing concerts in cleveland in 2016 and still didn't see the voter turnout. for oprah or whoever amongst the celebrity double crowd who would step up to the challenge of running for president, we would really need to see them digging in on the issues. oprah gave a rousing speech yesterday but we need more than speeches, we have heard wonderful eloquent people talk but we need policies right now. we have millions uninsured in america. ijust spent 1a hours in an er yesterday with my younger sister who does not have health insurance. aintree is great but i need to know what's going to be done to address young students like my sister
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who have conditions that need treatment and they have to sit in an emergency room for care. anoa changa, your scepticism has come across well. thank you so much indeed. thanks. back in october, an investigative journalist was assassinated in malta. the death of daphne caruana galizia put the island in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, bringing international attention to accusations of corruption and organised crime. caruana galizia had many enemies, including the maltese prime minister, he condemned the killing as barbaric, and called on foreign security services to help with the investigation into it — we'll hear from him shortly. john sweeney reported on the story for us in the immediate aftermath, and has been back to malta. fortress malta has for centuries
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been virtually impregnable. foreign invaders repelled by its defences, an island standing alone in the mediterranean. but now malta is in danger of falling to dirty money. and the one journalist who dared the most to tell their story has been assassinated. daphne ca ruana galizia spent her life asking questions of those in power. questions about the sale of passports, questions about government corruption, questions about a breakdown in the rule of law. her assassination may have silenced her, but the questions she was asking, they haven't gone away. what on earth is going on on malta? daphne ca ruana galizia was malta's most fearless investigative journalist. she was blown up in october driving away from her house. the fifth person to die in a car bomb in seven years.
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we're on our way to the scene of the crime. three men have been charged. they deny the murder. newspapers in italy and malta have reported investigators triangulated their whereabouts by tracking mobile phone use at the moment the bomb went off. the police believe there was a spotter on land on a hill overlooking the road down which daphne caruana galizia was driving. once the spotter had identified daphne he then phoned his accomplice. he's the trigger man and he's on a boat offshore. the triggerman presses a button and a remote—control device explodes underneath daphne's car. and the journalist is dead. the waters that daphne was fishing in were much darker than even she imagined. the three accused worked
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in a warehouse and had been suspected of underworld activity. they'd never crossed daphne's radar. many suspect they were hired hands. daphne has never ever mentioned these three persons in none of her 20,000 articles plus. so, it's obvious, and it's an open secret, that these are not the persons who commissioned the murder and we will not rest until we know who commissioned the murder and what was the motive. jason azzopardi believes the question is not who carried out the killing but who ordered the hit. over the years daphne worked on many stories and made a lot of enemies on the island and beyond. at the time of her death daphne was working on four major investigations. first, the sale of maltese passports, a trade worth 310 million euro to people from outside the european union. malta is the only state in the eu
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that sells passports so aggressively in this fashion. some worry that many buying those passports are dodgy and so is their money, that malta is being used as a back door by rich russian gangsters and others to enter the eu. the passport scheme. the source of corruption. who's buying these passports? the majority, it seems to be russians and middle easterns, but principally russians. and are they honest law—abiding ha rd—working russian citizens? what i can say is that the due diligence leaves much to be desired, in the sense that the european commission demanded a 12—month residency requirement, whereas these people are barely spending one—hour in malta. the passport trade brings so many millions of euros into government coffers that the prime minister travels the world flogging maltese citizenship. but daphne's murder has opened a can of worms,
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and many of those worms are at the heart of government. manuel delia is a blogger and investigative journalist. he hopes to carry on daphne's work. he's installed extra security in his home. the prime minister is the front man for the promotion and let's be clear, they are selling european passports. it's true it has an maltese coat of arms on the front. but this gives them freedom of movement, of themselves and of their capital throughout europe. it's republic day on malta. ties with britain, the old colonial power, still linger. prime minister and passport seller in chiefjoseph muscat reviews the troops. daphne's second target was a group of senior government figures, including the prime minister's wife michelle muscat, alleged to be making use of secretive shell companies in panama. the panama papers scandal revealed
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that the prime minister's chief of staff, keith schembri, and senior minister konrad mizzi own shell companies in panama. all concerned deny any wrongdoing. one senior investigator in the island's anti—money—laundering unit was looking into the scandal when he was called in to his boss's office. this summer you were investigating two of the prime minister's closest associates and a company widely believed to have been owned by his wife. what happened to you then? they fired me and they fired my colleague. was that a proper thing for the government of malta to do? it is highly unethical and we believe there was political interference. were you got at by the prime minister's office? i don't know by whom but for sure the mastermind of this all wants to keep things secret. the suspicion is that the secretive shell companies that emerged
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in the panama papers could be used to receive bribes. jonathan ferris believes there is something rotten in the state of malta. he's got some police protection but he's all too aware of what could happen. following 16th october, what happened to daphne caruana galizia, i sat down, i divided my notes and my workings and my information into six different envelopes with specific notes. they are distributed to six members of family, friends and close friends, and should something happen to me abruptly, let's say i'm killed, all that information will go public at once. her third major investigation was into pilatus bank,
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run by an iranian. clients of the bank are believed to include children of ilham aliyev president of the fabulously corrupt regime of azerbaijan. in her blog, daphne argued that malta was fast becoming world money—laundering central and she leaked a report by malta's anti—money—laundering agency into the bank. the report accused the bank of turning a blind eye to proper compliance and highlighted systemic issues of grave concern. after daphne leaked that report, the findings of a second report into pilatus bank by the anti—money—laundering agency emerged. that said that its shortcomings no longer subsist. the bank, which is housed in this building in the letter, such the second report and other evidence to say the allegations against it are false and baseless, and it complies
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with all its anti—money—laundering obligations. daphne also alleged that a whistle—blower told her that a company owned by the azerbaijan president's daughter paid $1 million to a panama company owned by the prime minister's wife, michelle muscat. all concerned deny any wrongdoing. but the fear is that malta is making it too easy for dirty money to get into the eu. if you have nothing to hide, you don't go set up secret accounts in panama. you go to your local barclays. on malta the rule of law does not seem to bite on the prime minister and his clique. a group of euro mps who visited malta after daphne's murder found there was a perception of impunity on the island. roberta metsola is a maltese mep. what we mean by rule of law is that the institutions work,
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that the government is at the service of the judiciary and not the other way round. that when a crime is committed you have to have faith in law enforcement so that that crime is investigated and solved. that if you break any rule of our criminal or civil code then you are prosecuted and you are made to pay for what you've done. roberta metsola says daphne was aware she was getting into treacherous waters. she has realised that what she was doing was dangerous and i think that came to a fateful and unfortunately, and she was right. this country will forever be grateful for her work and her sense of ignoring her personal security in order to get the truth. daphne's fourth investigation raised questions about the integrity of the economics minister chris cardona. she alleged that mr cardona went to a brothel whilst at a conference in germany. he sued, saying he was in his hotel room. daphne got a court order
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to obtain his mobile phone records to pinpoint his whereabouts. they've yet to be released, but the case continues. if cardona loses, he is finished as a politician and a lawyer. mr cardona denied any wrongdoing, and declined our request for an interview, citing ongoing legal proceedings, including his libel action against daphne caruana galizia's estate. there's a gang that has taken over the government of this country and that gang is concerned with its self—preservation and has eroded the power and the authority of institutions that should be independent of government. daphne caruana galizia shone a light on malta's dark underworld.
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her murder, was it proof that she was onto something, proof that someone powerful wanted that light switched off? was it proof of malta's shame? john sweeney there. government minister konrad mizzi told the bbc that the panamanian company he owned had never traded or had a bank account. he said he had properly declared his ownership of the company in a ministerial declaration of interests in 2015. the prime minister's chief of staff keith schembri said that the panamanian company owned by him was never used. but, he said, "with hindsight, i realise that it was probably not the right call, purely based on the fact that perceptions matter as well". malta's anti—money laundering agency, the fiau said that jonathan ferris's dismissal was based on an objective assessment of his performance and did not involve any political interference. well, malta's prime ministerjoseph
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muscat has given newsnight an interview about all of this. john met up with him in valetta. what's been the effect of her assassination on your own standing, sir? well, bad, definitely, because that's not something that any prime minister would want. she was a very vociferous critic of many people. i might have been the top of that list. and this doesn't look good on me. i'm very realistic on this. besides herfamily, i think if there is one person that has suffered from this assassination it's us, just because this long shadow has been cast on us. one week after daphne's assassination where were you and what were you doing? one week? one week. the week after. i wouldn't know, honestly. you were in dubai, signing passports. oh, right.
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for 650,000 euros. i wasn't. .. we don't sell. we have, as other european jurisdictions, other european countries, systems by which, and programmes, and ours is the most transparent and open programme, people can invest in our country, can have residence and even citizenship. who's buying these passports? well, various people, wealthy people. wealth doesn't buy you the right to citizenship. i had some... it helps if you've got 650,000 euros, though. it helps but it doesn't mean that you would get access to our programme. the law, though, says that the minister responsible, and i believe that's you, the prime minister, can override a problem. for example, if somebody‘s got a criminal record or is under criminal investigation... no, the system has never been overridden. tell me about your family's relationship with the first family of azerbaijan. well, i met president aliyev,
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i believe, twice in baku, a number of times when we were at the eu eastern partnership summits. mrs aliyev came here once, she met with my wife. that's it. that's the relationship. nothing more? nothing more. daphne said there was a lot more. $1 million. well, you know, i don't think you can hide $1 million. i don't think you can hide $100. definitely not in a bank. definitely not anywhere else, you know? does malta have a problem with money—laundering? i don't feel comfortable in saying no, we don't have any problems, or yes, we have problems. i'd say we have as many problems as any otherjurisdiction, be it the city of london, be it luxembourg, the netherlands, when it comes to making sure
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that we comply with the rules. and anyway i don't want to be seen, i know i'm in a quite uncomfortable situation having to criticise someone who has been killed brutally, but i hope we are not in a situation where in any democracy, situations are such where if someone writes something on social media, that is stated as fact. although you are doing exactly that, aren't you? she was killed brutally and you're saying that at least some of the time she was writing gossip. yes. she had evidence. you don't agree with it. you don't think it's right. but she did have evidence. she's got a whistle—blower... no, i totally disagree because i read exactly what she said. so, first of all there isn't a shred, not only of proof but of truth in what she said, all of this. she based herself on a person calling herself a whistle—blower and the account of this whistle—blower was dubious, to say the least.
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what i am saying is that not only if there is evidence, if there is even the whiff of any evidence i would resign on the spot. and yes, i'm sorry, the issue with mrs caruana galizia is that she has said things that were facts, she wrote stories that were cutting edge but then these were coupled with things that were false. now, i don't know that whether she knew what she was saying against me or about me was false, whether she was part of this invention, or whether she was fed the story by this whistle—blower, or someone else, and maybe it looked too true, too good not to be true, let's put it that way, because it fitted the narrative that some people wanted to put in. the charge in a nutshell is that you're the artful dodger of europe. well, if that is the charge i'm definitely not guilty of that. i think it's, you know,
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preposterous. i do believe that our success story as a country might not go down well with others. but it is a success story that will continue for a long time. after daphne caruana galizia's assassination, her son matthew wrote, if institutions were already working, there would be no assassinations to investigate and my brothers and i, we'd still have a mother. what do you say to that? well, i have made it very clear that i would never take issue with... people who have lost their mother in such a brutal assassination. i've said myself that if my mother was killed in such instances i would say much worse things than that. prime minister, thank you.
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thank you very much. thank you. john sweetie talking to the prime minister of malta. it will be me back here tomorrow, in the meantime, good night. hello. we saw a lot of sunshine at the weekend, it was bracingly cold, especially across the south of that wind. today, disappointingly cloudy for many of us. cloudy across the south, lots of sunshine and frosty start in the north. the cloud continued to creak northwards to all but the far north of england, scotland, western fringes of wales. the cloud is continuing to journey northwards to cover most places by the end of the night, except for the north—west of scotland. because it is low cloud it will not get past
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the highlands and the grampians. very cold bare. the chilly spot north—west wales where we have the skies. above freezing for most. there will be a lot of cloud, helpful, murky on tuesday morning. drizzle mixed into that, certainly over the hills. through the afternoon, not much change, many places holding onto that cloud. this wind direction, from the south—east, there will be some sheltered spots. the north—west corner of scotland will see some sunshine, maybe cumbria and the north—west of wales. elsewhere it will stay cloudy and quite cool. the exception to the rule will be the south—west of england and wales, with the weather front encroaching in here, we will see outbreaks of rain, strengthening winds, and something milder, 10— 11 degrees. mid single figures elsewhere. it will be a dry end to the day of cross north and east. this band of rain will continue to journey northwards and eastwards. by
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the end of the night, lying across northern and eastern areas, showers across the south—west. the skies we re across the south—west. the skies were clear, we could see frost and maybe ice once the rain clears through. a messy picture for wednesday. showers across the south west. outbreaks of rain for the north and east. a frosty, icy start, potentially in the west, to watch out for. it looks like an improvement. wednesday afternoon could be the brightest afternoon this week. the range of clear away from the east. good to sunny spells around. still on the cool side further north. this area of low pressure m oves further north. this area of low pressure moves away and further north. this area of low pressure moves away and sexy tells from south—west england and the channel islands, then we are under a slack area of high pressure. what that means for thursday and friday isa that means for thursday and friday is a return to overnight frost and fog. this could be chilly. some frost, a little fault. if it clears and this we should see some turnaround. central west imports of the uk. it will be on the cool side. a picture for friday. that is the latest weather. good night. coming up next, newsday looks at the
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latest international news. join business loan for global business news. followed by breaking news from nine this is newsday. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: heading for rare talks — a high—level south korean delegation travels to the north after months of tension on the peninsular. fears of an environmental disaster in the east china sea — china says a tanker leaking oil after a collision is in danger of exploding. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: after the protests against sexual harassment at the golden globes, we hear from women taking a stand on the other side of the planet, in bollywood. cheering and tying the knot — some of the first gay marriages take place in australia, a month
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