tv Review of British Parliament CSPAN April 3, 2018 7:10pm-7:42pm EDT
history tv is live with an event looking at the legacy of doctor king and the direction of the civil rights movement today. >> with the british house of commons in recess, bbc parliament took a look back at events over the now to in last few months including negotiations underway for the uk departure from the european union. ♪ ♪. hello and welcome to westminster in review. i look back at all the events in parliament since christmas. coming up as the uk inches ever closer to the european union, there are still some big sticking points.
>> i completely understand how fishing communities feel at the moment. i share their disappointment. [inaudible] there were job losses across the uk. >> we hear how sad and disappointed you are but what action do you take? it's just words, isn't it. >> after the poisoning of espy and his daughter within nerve agent, the prime minister expels 23 russian diplomats. >> the government has concluded it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the acts against sergei and his daughter. >> the uk is set to leave the eu in less than a year.
there will be a transitional. from our leaving until the end of 2020. during that time they will be able to negotiate its own trade deals. it is a big issue on the agreement on the border between the northern island in the irish republic. it will remain in the controversial common fishery provision until 2020. this was a wrestler unusual protest. >> pushing communities is one of palpable anger. this is not what they were promised. if they can do this over the deals. [inaudible] it will not do it again when it comes to the final deal. >> i will happily acknowledge
there is disappointment in fishing communities. i know as someone whose father was a fish merchant, i completely understand how fishing communities feel at the moment. i share their disappointment. there's no way i can sell this deal as anything like the success for the uk. [inaudible] they are treating this industry. [inaudible] they talk about revival but industry can't revive based on the status quo they have delivered. do they understand why my constituents think we will see this as a total sellout. >> what do we get in return?
>> it allows us to compare, as a country, for all the benefits brexit will bring. >> they are in hot water over the fishing deal. the eu withdrawal bill puts all eu law into uk law to stop a black opening up before christmas. parliaments revised second chamber and appeared to begin their detailed scrutiny of the plan. at the end of january they held the debate on the principles of the bill. we need to scrutinize, amend, and if need be, reject unacceptable parts of this bill. >> the more we argue, the weaker we make the negotiating position for the government.
should we not be implementing the people's vote, pulling together and presenting a united front and by all means improve the bill before us but let us not frustrated. >> the government connects our efforts to make this bill against all odds work in the interest of the british people. as we leave europe, an act of extraordinary political self pardon that our grandchildren and their children will not forgive us for. this sovereign parliament, when the reality becomes clear is entitled to choose. we could have made a success of the united kingdom in the european union and we can make a success with some cost and
upheaval of being outside the european union, but we cannot possibly make a success of being in a national state of the ultimate about when we will have another referendum and which we are going and. >> the former conservative leader at the start of the eu withdrawal bill. so far they haven't voted on the detail of the bill that all that is set to change after easter when they move on to their final stage of highly detailed scrutiny. if exit were tricky enough, just before easter they had a parliamentary debate that the campaign had exceeding spending units in the referendum. they had strongly denied accusations that used a different process to get strict spending control.
the time being tresa mae will be room relieved she has a deal on transitional periods and trade. on the last monday before the easter break, she updated on her latest meeting with eu leaders. such an implementation. has been widely welcomed because it is necessary if we are to minimize on. [inaudible] >> we are pleased that some progress seems to have been made given the identical of what labor was calling for. the only real question is why it took the government so long to realize a transition on the same
term is vital to protect jobs and our economy. [inaudible] it could have a disastrous economic effect for brexit. >> theresa may on that brexit deal. i'm delighted to say i'm joined now by chris mason. chris, what can we glean from this deal that it might tell us about the final bill. >> it tells us in the short term there's going to be a difference between the legal moment of it happening at the end of march next year end the point at which there is fundamental change. the government will fulfill its
organization at the end of march of next year end the nature of the deal means that pretty much for a little actually changes. it allows business more time to adjust to the longer term deal in the hope that they can live with the status quo because it allows them to secure their prize. >> one of the things that doesn't change is the policy and that has caused quite a lot of anger. the government must've seen that happening. >> is symbolically hugely in porton while economically relatively unimportant of the overall economy.
they could see it decimated and it's hugely critical of the fishery policy. perhaps in nine months or a year they now it will be nearly two years and they are deeply deeply angry and they're certainly using this point to flex their political muscle to try to ensure that in the long term, after the transition or implementation, they get in an arrangement around fishing rights that is a notable improvement. >> let's talk about the transition deal means here in the uk and more about in the eu. is the eu united? can we gain that from this bill. >> they have been united, i think there's a prospect that
might change when we get to the nitty-gritty of a trade deal, but at the moment it's very proud that up to now they've managed to keep themselves together. >> thank you. we will hear more from you little bit later in the program. now, let's take a look at some other news. just 62 out of 204 households have found permanent homes. seventy-one people died when it went through the west london fire. some of those made homeless were still living in hotels. >> this is totally unacceptable. they are suffering and it's unimaginable. living for this long in hotels can only make the process of grieving and recovery even harder. they've been absolutely lucky.
>> a memorial service was held on march the 22nd marking one year since the westminster terror attack that left five dead and dozens injured. the extremists drove into pedestrians on the bridge before going to the parliament. another onguard was stabbed and killed. a few days later they said lessons must be learned. a homemade device was decimated at an eye on the condé concert. they revealed it took nearly two hours for firefighters to be deployed, there were two medication problems between the emergency services and a complete failure. they praise the emergency services and urged the government to learn what
happened. just before easter they overturned a decision known as the black cap braces. they upheld. [inaudible] >> these positions involve difficult judgments and they are not always necessarily going to get it right, but is not the role of politicians to interfere. >> we can't have a system whereby we rely upon victims of a serial offender to keep us safe. the primary role of government is to keep the people safe. >> will they take the opportunity to apologize for the victims for many failures. >> i share the anger that the victims had to go through this process. i'm sorry that happened.
>> it was a big parliamentary moment with the edge it shifted back, the statement on the economy was the key affair. the chancellor declared about the economic future and he reported economic forecasts on that. labor accused him of complacency. there was a budget set that did have an impact. the power-sharing assembly in northern ireland collapsed in 2017. with talks failing to bridge the gap, so much remains. they approved a bill to give the legal power to carry out day-to-day spending. there were revelations about an area and you'll charity fundraising dinner where they were people who were allegedly sexually harassed. they announced they would close following claims that women were groped at the men only event.
>> organizers chose to make this to a men only event. they made them wear black skimpy outfits and address them by the color of their underwear. women have the right to feel safe wherever they work and allegations of this type of behavior are completely unacceptable. they mark 100 years of women getting the right to vote. it was a historic step forward. the house of lords held a special debate to mark the anniversary. >> i love to hear, more than once, about how she would help carry one of those big wicker laundry baskets into a meeting and the police would say what is in that basket and they would carry it as if it contained what they said it contained.
[inaudible] >> there was a prolonged standing ovation when the labor former cabinet minister called the global. [inaudible] to help beat cancer. she was discussing a brain tumor ofrom last year. >> i hope this debate will give hope to honor cancer victims like me so that we can live well together with cancer, not just dying of it. all of us, for longer. [applause] [applause] >> parliament will need to move out of the parliament of
westminster for repairs. they're not packing their bags just yet. the repair won't start until 2025. [inaudible] they were involved in building programs at schools, hospitals and prisons. an array of senior executives based their side of the story but the joint committees were unimpressed thing "after words" the directors were delusional characters. >> were you asleep at the wheel? you were surprised? >> i don't believe i was asleep at the wheel. the key focus of my role is to bring the net debt down. >> words can't describe the debt
of my despair. i am doesn't engine devastated by the impact that the collapse has had on customers, suppliers and staff. >> sitting here, multimillion pounds of payment and you say how sad and disappointed you are. what actions do you take to shoulder? those are just words. i'm sad, i'm disappointed, i wish i could've done things differently. >> large numbers of people won't get paid for their contracts. many have lost their jobs, and you are still all right. all of you, aren't you. do any of you want to say anything before i thank you enclose the meeting. you look away.
thank you very much for coming today. >> executives were lost for words. they were found slumped on a bench in the cathedral city. it was later revealed they had been poisoned using a military grade nerve agent and the uk believed russia was to blame. coming shortly after the attack, theresa may set out the eviden evidence. >> based on the evidence of this chemical agent by world leading experts, our knowledge that russia had previously produced this agent and would still be capable of doing so, russia's record of conducting state-sponsored assassination and our assessment that russia views some defectors as legitimate targets for assassination, the government
has concluded that it's highly likely that russia was responsible for the acts against sergei and his daughter. >> they again by condemning the attack and asked for continuing dialogue. his later comments brought criticism from his own side. : : : >> from russian oligarchs and their associates. there are certain circumstances where we take our political differences of opinion.
but when our country is potentially under attack that is not appropriate. >> with the prime minister not agree that the most effective way of punishing russia for these activities will be to seize the private property assets of the members of the putin regime and their associates? >> she came back 48 hours later after the they failed the midnight deadline to say how it came to be used. should be expelling 23 russian diplomats. a final update before the easter break. >> 18 countries have announced their intention to expel more than 100 russian intelligence officers. this includes 15 e.u. member states as well as the united states, canada, and ukraine. so largest expulsion of officers in history.
>> is clear evidence that the have a case to answer and they failed to do so. we can draw no other conclusion other than russia has a direct or indirect responsibility. >> russia has a state-sponsored terrorism. we should be gratified to see that our friends and allies across the world recognize the seriousness and importance of the event. >> are political correspondences still with me to talk about all things russia. do you think the government sees this as a short-term or longer-term? >> i think they get it's a longer-term problem. the challenge is more likely to go away, how do they go about facing the country that appears to be acting so brazenly on foreign soil? i think it's a diplomatic
victory from the explosions of diplomats from western allies of the u.k. in the last few days. the challenge remains which is what can be done ultimately to be noticed in the kremlin. >> you said other countries are expelling russian diplomats. what does that tell us about the use reaction in the uk's relationship with the e.u.? >> there's frustration that the u.k. went out of its way not to congratulate princeton put on his reelection. we had some publishing that he had sent to the kremlin say congratulations president putin. he defended that. and yet at the same time bilateral conversations going on
one-on-one between u.k. and members of the you the british government managed to secure the arrangement with other countries that they would see the expulsion of russian diplomats. so they can point to how that can work after brexit regardless with their membership of the e.u. >> we can talk about russia without the response to it. the labour party seem to be marching together in one step in moving forward. in his response seem to reopen all divisions of the party. >> missing like prying open the paint can of disagreement within the parliamentary party. then we were reporting before the general election who seemed to be losing and doing much
better than expected his reaction and repeated reaction to the government's response to the attack irritated to a huge degree a lot of people. they felt it condones the a message of who sat are you on and allowing people to conclude he wasn't on the u.k. side. mr. corbin's response was simpler. some feel well but domestic platform he sends out my be ambitious as share some side of being popular. perhaps his world affairs and strengths are less so. >> thanks for coming on the program. now thousands of donors -- paid women for sex in haiti in 2011. these accusations and a host of other charities.
people on the international executive committee grilled the people. >> everybody knew that all these people who were abusing women and girls regularly in all countries that not one organization was doing a thing about it. that shocking. it's clear that were not doing what we should be. it's heartbreaking that were in the situation. they want to assure you that we will do nothing. we have reached a point where the world has worked up and we find ourselves not to have done enough.
we have been improving everywhere but were not where we want to be. >> finally there's been controversy over the role of social media in our lives. the secretary of state the digital culture, and media and brace additional part of his brief by launching his very own smart phone app. it features pictures and videos of him and allows users to sign up as friends and chat. there's concerns about whether it complies with the state protection at. >> the general public needs protecting in the privacy has been invaded then personal information being shared by matt hancock. what are you going to do to make sure he complies fully and explain why he thinks other people should abide by the legal
obligation if he doesn't? >> he does comply more importantly a think we should use digital communication to communicate with their constituents and all the modern forms. on delighted by the response and i look forward to communicating with my constituents over matt hancock for many years. >> who is taking his job to heart. that's it for now. the reappear in march 291 year before the u.k. leaves see you. join us when they return from the easter break on april 16. will be with you every weeknight at 11:00 o'clock with a full roundup of the day in
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