tv Review of British Parliament CSPAN April 8, 2018 9:02pm-9:34pm EDT
parliament is in recess so prime minister's questions will not be seen this week. back atiament looks major events that have happened over the last few months, including the brexit negotiations and the nerve agent attack against a former russian spy. this is 30 minutes. ♪ >> welcome to westminster in review. we look back at all the big events in parliament since christmas. inches closer to leaving the european union, the agreements between the two sides on the next phase of brexit. there are still sticking points. >> the choice of treating this industry.
how completely understand communities feel about the situation at the moment and share their disappointment. >> top questions of collapse construction after it went under after leaving job losses across the u.k. and the pensions blackhole. actually do you take to show that? after the poisoning of a spy and his daughter with a rare nerve agent, the prime minister expels 23 russian diplomats. concludedernment has that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against sergie. >> the u.k. is set to leave the eu in less than a year. has a deal, meaning there would be a transitional leaving untilr
the end of 2020. u.k. will be able to negotiate with trade deals or eu citizens moving to the u.k. will enjoy the same rights as those arrive before brexit. agreement is still no on to how there will be a hard border between northern ireland and the irish. it will remain in the eu's policies until the end of 2020. a concession which led to the leader of the u.k. independence party facing a rather unusual -- into throwing dead the pond. >> the fishing is one of possible anger. this is not what we were promised. know they will not do it again when it comes to the final deal? >> there is disappointment and
communities. i know as someone whose father was a fish merchant and grandparents went to see to fish. i understand how fishing communities feel about the situation and share their disappointment. way i can say it is like the fishing communities in scotland or the u.k. they will never be trusted again. what a fisherman can expect from his government? >> they are treating the industry as expendable. the secretary of state talked about revival. the industry cannot revive based on the status quo that the government has delivered. constituents in great britain will see this is a total sellout. >> what did we get in return? prize allows us as a
country to prepare for the benefits that brexit will bring. >> michael in hot water over the incident fishing deal. eu with draw fill puts all eu law into u.k. law to stop a legislative blackhole from opening up. parliaments revising second chamber prepares to begin their plan. at the end of january they held a two-day debate on the principles of the bill. >> the duty of your house is very clear. should mention, is to the ship -- assert our rights, scrutinize, to amend, and if need be, to reject unacceptable pats of this bill. the more we argue here the
more we weaken the position. should we not be implemented the falling together and presenting a united front. let us not frustrate it. no let up in our efforts to make this bill somehow against all of work in the interest of the british people as we leave europe. as we leave europe, an act of extraordinary political self harm that our grandchildren, and their children will not forgive us for. parliament,reign and the reality at pate of it is unclear is entitled to change if it wants to. to seek the opinion from the british people as to whether this is what they want. >> we could've made a success of the united kingdom in the european union. we can make a success of cost
and evil of being outside the european union. we cannot possibly make a success of being in a national state of the world about when we will have another referendum in which direction we are going in. >> the former conservative leader at the eu with draw bill. they have not voted on the detail of the bill, but all that is set to change after easter when they move on to their finals age of highly detailed scrutiny. expect plenty of late-night high votes in potential governorate defeats. -- brexit are pretty enough, just before easter, debates to air allegations that the lead campaign had exceeded spending limits in the 2016 referendum. they had strong denied accusations that it used a different probe wrecks it group to get control. unhappiness with the referendum campaign --
theresa may will be relieved that she has a deal on a transitional period. as we heard earlier, that controversial section on fishing. on the last monday before the easter break sheet updated them on her lace -- latest summit meeting. everyone will not recognize trading terms for another 21 months. such an implementation has been welcomed by the british business. are to minimize uncertainty and deliver smooth and successful brexit. we are that some progress has been made, especially given the agreement that is identical to what labor was calling for last summer. the only real question is why it took the government so long to realize that a transition on the same term is vital to protect jr
economy. >> can i say to the honorable later that the dutch lady that the picture she paints is not one i recognize. -- i am joined now by the bbc correspondent chris mason. what will it tell us about the final deal we will get? >> in the short term that will be a difference between illegal moments of brexit happening at the end of march next year, and the points at which there is fundamental change, which will come at the end of 2020.
the nature of the transition deal means that pretty much, very little actually changes. the government's argument allows business more time to adjust and give them more negotiating time in securing the longest field. their hope is that those who attated for brexit can look the status quo for the best spots of two years because it allows them to secure their prize in the end. that doesthe things not change is the fishery policy. that has caused a lot of anger. the government must have seen that coming. >> there is a curiosity around fishing. important,lically whilst economically, relatively unemployment. a small slither of the overall u.k. economy. the fishing communities have decimated industry
over a generation. many of them hugely critical's as the policy. mightad hoped that there be some transition, but they would only have to stay within the confines of eu fishing regulation for perhaps nine months or a year after the point of brexit. they now know it will be nearly two years and they are deeply, deeply angry. they are using this point to flex their political muscle, to try and ensure that in the long term, after the transition,/implementation is notablee improvement on what happens now. was talk about the transition deal and what about in the eu. are we getting that from this bill? the eu has been united. the prospect of that might change as we get into the
nitty-gritty of how a trade to a security arrangement white work -- might work, but at the moment there are ups and downs, as they managed to keep themselves together. we've -- >> we will hear from you later in the program. us take a look at other news. 62 out of 204 households have been found permanent homes. 71 people died from the fire up or through the west london tower in june. the housing secretary said some of those were still living in hotels. this is totally unacceptable. the suffering that these families have injured is unimaginable. living for this long in hotels and only making it harder. what has been lacking is the plan that that compassion should have delivered both in states office and local authority. memorial service was held
on march the 22nd, marking -- one years since the terror attack that left five dead and others injured. an extremist open to pedestrians before heading to the parliament. was on guardcer outside and was stabbed and killed before the attacker was shot there. if you days later, the they said lessons must be learned following a report of the suicide bombing at manchester arena two months after the westminster attack. homemade device at an ariana grande concert killing 22 people. it took nearly two hours for firefighters to be deployed that there were communication problems between the emergency services and a complete failure of a helpline for relatives. emergencye the services in the city's residents
that urged the government to learn from what had happened. just before easter the high tort overturned its decision free the serial sex offender john, known as the black cat rapist. -- black cab races -- rapist. the head of the board resign. these decisions involve difficult judgments. always going to get it right, but it is not the role of politicians to interfere. >> we cannot have a system where of aly upon vick dumbs syrup -- serial predatory sex offender to keep us safe. the primary role of government is to keep the people safe. will the minister take this opportunity to apologize for the many failures? >> i share it with the anger of the victims that had to go through this process. i'm sorry that that happened.
>> these to be a big parliamentary moment when they shifted back to the statement on the economy. the chancellor declared that he was feeling light about the economic future as he reported more economic forecasts. they accused him of astounding complacency. there was a budget that did have an impact. power-sharing assembly and northern ireland collapsed at the start of 2017. with them failing to bridge the gap, it remains mothballed. it falls to the westminster government to set the budget. to giverove the bill civil service the legal power to carry out day-to-day spending. following revelations about an annual charity fund-raising dinner where they were sexually harassed. the club announced it was following claims that women were
groped at the men's only event. >> they chose to make the same and only event. wherehose to make them outfits and specify the color of their underwear. >> women have the right to feel safe forever they were. allegations of this type of behavior are completely unacceptable. acrossas celebrated parliament to mark 100 years of women getting the right to vote. the house of lords held a special debate to mark the anniversary. conversations with a former suffragette. >> i love to hear more than once about how she was carrying laundry baskets into meetings. door wouldon the say, what is in that basket. this actually contained her.
>> was a long standing ovation when she had the greater global cooperation. she was speaking following her diagnosis of a severe claims humor in may last year. willhope that this debate give hope to other cancer patients like me so that we can live well together with cancer, not just dying of it. all of us, for longer. thank you. [applause] >> they are finally back to have the parliament move out while
billions of pounds are carried out. they are not packing their bags just yet. they are not starting until 2025 at the earliest. executive from the collapse construction company when they appeared in front of mp. it was involved in programs, schools, hospitals and prisons. it went into liquidation sleeving supplies unpaid and a hold in the pension. their executives gave side of the story. joint committees were unimpressed saying, the directors were delusional characters. wheel,are asleep at the you don't know anything different? >> i don't believe i was asleep at the wheel. the key focus was to bring the debt down. >> words cannot describe the
debt of my despair. i am devastated by the impact that the collapse has had. on the pensions of customers, on suppliers, on staff. you're sitting there with multimillion pounds in the company over the years. you say how sad and disappointed you are, but what action do you take to show that? ? i amjust words, isn't it saddened and disappointed, i wish i could've done things differently. large amounts, a of people will not get paid for their contracts. a lot of people have lost their jobs. does anybody want to say anything before i close the meeting?
thank you for coming today. executive -- executives at the company loss for words. they hit a new low after the poisoning of a former rusher -- russia agent. he was found slumped on a bench in the cathedral in the city of salisbury. it was revealed that they had been poisoned using a military grade nerve agent and the u.k. believes russia was to blame. theresa may set out the evidence. on the positive identification of this chemical agent, by world leading experts of defense science am a bollettieri, our knowledge that russia has produced this agent, and would still be capable of doing so, russia's records of conduct thing state sponsors, and our assessment that russia has reviewed some defectors as legitimate targets, the government has concluded that it
is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against the two. >> they began by condemning the attack. his later, some party funding had heckling and criticism from his own site. >> we are all familiar with the fortunes after it acquired in the most dubious circumstances in russia. sometimes connected with criminal elephants, sheltering in london, and shining to buy political influence in british party politics. there have been over 800,000 pounds worth of donations to the conservative party, to the conservative party from russian oligarchs and their associates. >> there are certain things are we take part of different political opinions. but what our country is
intentionally under attack, that is not appropriate. >> does the prime minister not agree that one of the most effective ways of punishing russia would be to seize their private property assets of member -- members of the putin regime and their associates. hours later the russian government failed to respond to a midnight deadline to explain how a narrow aging came to be used in the poisonous act. she said she would be expelling 23 russian diplomats. there was a final update just before the easter break. >> 18 countries have announced their intentions to expel more than 100 russian intelligence officers from their country. this includes 15 eu member states, as well is that united states, canada and the ukraine. this is the largest collective expulsion of russian officers in history. the russian state has a case
toanswer and that they fail do so and can draw no other conclusion other than russia has the director indirect responsibility for this. sponsoredhas a state act of terrorism across the line. the response of our friends and allies across the world that recognize the seriousness and the importance of the events that took place two weekends ago. >> i am delighted to say that our political correspondent is still with me to talk about all things russia. you think the government sees this as a short-term battle or something long-term? >> definitely a long-term problem. especially with the reelection of president putin, the challenge is not likely to go away. they would see it as act so brazenly on foreign soil. it is a diplomatic victory from
the expulsion of diplomats that we have seen in the allies of the u.k. and alas couple of days. the challenge remains and there has been a lot of discussion about this privately and publicly, which is, what can be ine, and what can be done the kremlin? >> you touched on the fact that other countries have expelled their russian diplomats. what does that tell us about the eu's actions and they u.k.'s reaction with the eu. wayhe u.k. went out of its not to congratulate him on his election win. the commission published on twitter saying, congratulations president putin and he defended that saying angela merkel on germany did the same thing. time, bilateral conversations going one-on-one between the u.k. and members of
the eu and others, the british government has managed to kill the arrangement with other countries that they would see the expulsion of russian diplomats as well as those that the u.k. has expelled from london. they point to how that can work after brexit regardless of our punishment of the eu. we talked about russia. following from the general election, the labour party seems to be marching together and moving forward. this, his response to the russian crisis completely reopens all of the divisions? a paint can of labor disagreements within the parliamentary party. discomfortorting the before the german election. that was by the german election because he was seen to be so many people doing so much better
than people expected. there were allowed to get on with the job. his reaction and repeated reaction to the government's response was an attack. it irritated to a huge degree a loss of major mps. messaget it conveyed a with a listener of lucite are you on and allowing people to conclude that he was not on the u.k. side. it was much more subtle than that, but it really ended it labor mps. some of them feel that while it might be ambitious and my have questions, there is some side of being popular, perhaps his foreign affair instincts are less than. they lost thousands of regular data since it a merchant -- paid in staff a 2011. the revelations about other tagging's. mps on the international develop
meant committee -- development committee grilled them. that it had knew all of these people who were abusing them regularly and all countries that nobody, not one organization was actually doing a thing about it. that is shocking. be peoplepposed to china help the world but you're not as good as -- trying to be people who should help the road, but you are not as good as you should be. that wet to assure you are working on it, but we have reached the point world the world has opened up to their abusive women. we found ourselves to have done enough. been improving every
obligations with protections if he does not. more importantly, i think we should use digital communication to communicate with our constituents and all modern forms. ,'m delighted by the response it is far better than i could have possibly imagined. i look forward to communicating with my constituents over matt hancock for years. -- 10 -- mattt hancock taking his joke the heart. march 29, when you're before the u.k. leaves the eu. parliament as they return from their easter break on april the 16th. we will be with you every weeknight at 11:00 with a full round up of the day in westminster. for now, goodbye. ♪
>> the british parliament is currently in recess, prime minister's questions return on april 18. you can go to c-span.org and find videos of past prime minister question and other british public affairs programs. an alliance holds a briefing on concerns they have about the nomination of pay up to be secretary of state -- mike peo to be secretary of state. >> monday on landmark cases.
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landmarkion, and the cases podcast at c-span.org/landmark cases. >> now, former secretary of candidatepresidential hillary clinton talks about her experience in the 2016 election, the ongoing russia influence in our election, and america's role in the world as well as the future of politics. this is one hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> hello scarlet knights. thank you for the chancellor and everyone for hosting the event. we have been overwhelmed by the response to secretary visits -- secretary clinton's visit today. you have given new meaning to the term march madness. [laughter] >>