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>> hello and welcome to france 24. as a result of a no-confidence vote due to be announced any minute now. boris johnson's future up in the air. as a ukrainian president says his troops were outnumbered as moscow intensifies the push for the donbass. a rocky start after mexico's president starting to skip the event after cuba, venezuela, and nicaragua was excluded. ♪
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the reddish prime minister is fighting to keep his job -- british prime minister is fighting to keep his job. we have results from a no-confidence vote that are due to be announced. let us take a listen. >> i came to announce. [applause]
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[indiscernible] >> the votes have come in in favor of the british prime minister. 211 in favor of the british prime minister, just made the announcement published -- public. the mps were happy that the prime minister is secure in his job. who would like to bring in our national affairs -- we would like to bring in our national affairs coordinator. >> not really looking good. people said he will pull it off tonight, he is the consummate escape artist.
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he has emerged from these scrapes, things that may have failed a lesser politician by force of personality, charisma, whatever you want to call it. he has done it again but the numbers can be deceiving. as his own anticorruption tsar saying he can no longer support this prime minister, it feels like regardless of the outcome it feels like it is over, at beginning of the end. it is now damaged goods as the leader. we have seen other prime minister's survive these types of confidence votes. namely theresa may but she survived it having bargained away her political future. she assured mps that you saved me in this vote and i will step down. we saw something similar with margaret thatcher.
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under different rules, she survived a vote but then resigned shortly thereafter. her political career coming to an end. even john major survived a no-confidence vote. he came in the general election. in these circumstances, 211 votes leaves very sizable number -- 148 against, a sizable number within his own party. this is not a full house of commons vote. this is merely within a conservative ranks. with so many people in your party hostile to you, unwilling to give you the benefit of the doubt, saying that you are too damaged for us to invest trust in you, to continue governing this country, can they survive under those circumstances and
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how long? a lot of questions is -- a question a lot of people have been asking is it is not a question of if, but when when there will be a leadership contest. the last five conservative prime minister's have faced challenges. they emerged from it damaged in some shape or form. . >> good evening and thank you for joining us. do you agree with doug's assessment? >> i do agree that boris johnson has famously a houdini career behind him, escaping through his ingenuity and character. with those figures we just heard, o does get an impression that he is
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victorious, but wounded. theresa may got 60 percent -- 63%. eval lasted a mere -- that lasted a view mere months after that. 63% of 359 mp'ss is 226. he is well below the figure that even theresa may managed to get. and yet she was fatally wounded. i saw quite a considerable number of mps and the other thing to add is those who voted against him have no confidence in their prime minister. it is quite some high-profile
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names coming out against him. people like jesse norman, very influential, quite close to prime minister up until he was a minister on till last year who wrote a very tough letter today, listing a series of reasons and party gate was there amongst them, but not just a bit. i hold to the of allegations. what we find now is those voices. the attitude of the public. we saw some booing over the weekend. >> i would like to go across to our guest standing by in london. 148 against, how will the prime minister viewed these numbers? >> we have to see.
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all we have had is the head of the 1922 backbench committee making this announcement. boris johnson is down, but not out. he has survived a vote of confidence. he has headed off the most serious threat to his leadership so far. what this means for the u.k. prime minister is that he is officially immune from another leadership challenge for 12 months. that is under the current conservative party rules. i think we will have a continuing drip effect. this is an extremely serious rebellion. it is interesting, i had the exact wording of his appeal to the mps he met behind closed doors. he was saying vote for me, this
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is a distraction. i can tell you as somebody who is on the ground and speaking to all kinds of people, whether from the government parties or the opposition, normal people standing by, opposite parliament where people have written their names and loved ones and they have lost throughout the pandemic. a woman told me that she does not like liars. this is going to be a death by 1000 cuts. this is very serious and i think it is a question of not if, but when? there are two crucial elections in the next two weeks and since we have had not had this confidence vote earlier in the year after the beginning of the party gate revelations that mps would way to trigger this after the elections. if that is correct, the
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conservative party stands to lose those two elections. what we have been told is that the letters, 15 percent, 54 percent, the prime minister said he wanted this done as soon as possible. he believes this is media led. it is not. many people are angry. many people support him. we will see how this divided country and party watch out for a cabinet resignations, a parliamentary and private sector secretariat resigning. -- i secretary has resigned. he survives once again. >> survives once again tonight. we have some reactions directly in. we have the education secretary
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who says the prime minister one mesh won -- won handsomely. sky news is that if the prime minister wins by one vote, he is safe. is he living in a parallel universe? >> you could accuse him of doing so. when theresa may was faced with a confidence vote, he thought that was not sufficient. he has changed his mind allowing -- one is allowed to change his mind. he was good for entertainment. what is clear is that he is very it would be interesting to know. who in the cabinet voted against them? he is officially a public
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support of his boss. he is one of the names amongst others who are tipped to possibly replace when there is a vacancy and it is not officially tonight. margaret thatcher won a confidence vote and a few days later quit because she asked within the party, she discovered the vote it had to be set in pas and she came back to london and spoke to trusted senior people in the party and knew that the riding was on the role. -- writing on the wall. there is a parliamentary committee who will start an inquiry shortly into the privileges committee and it will look at whether it believes that boris johnson misled parliament, allied to parliament.
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-- lied to parliament. when you get a fixed penalty, when you are dressed by downing street, you get 126 finds, many people think there is a party boozing culture. how much trust does that inspire? boris johnson believes he can win a general election. he has not majority, a narrow one that believes that they trust him and they want him to leave the party. how will this rebellion continue? we will see. >> i would like to bring duncan in once again. we heard from our correspondent that boris johnson's days could be numbered. he has apologized to the british public for breaking a lockdown rule repeatedly.
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it seems the british public has not the best accepted the apology. -- that the british public has not accepted the apology. >> i imagine from the general public, i think that message is now reaching mps. i think although boris johnson will try to tough it out, he has done that in the past, there still is an ongoing procedure in relation to the party scandal with the privileges committee. if self could be an another part -- itself could be another part of it. it has not drawn a line under the affair because of the numbers.
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the numbers are relatively weak. i think if the privilege committee does find that he misled parliament, that will be another factor. >> even beyond the party gate, that is the biggest sword hanging over him and his viability going forward. there is a whole number of other big issues right now confronting prison. we have a collapsing economy, a possible recession across britain, it is not as if people are happy about the way that their lives are going. even people who voted exit as boris johnson staked his whole campaign on, even those people feel shortchanged. this is not what we thought it was going to be. there are some people who no matter what the impact is will convince themselves that brexit
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has done good by them. there is a sizable minority of people who were probe exit -- pro brexit. this was not what was sold to us post brexit. this anticorruption tsar who shut down, this issue of having broke a ministerial code of conduct. it is based on the sins of moral integrity which serves as a framework for prime minister's -- since of moral integrity which serves as a framework for prime ministers. there has been a notion that he has a straight from that. he did not own up to his responsibility and his apologies were not filled in the fullest sense. it was not a heartfelt apology. it was about saving his own political height and try to plow on as he has done in the -- his
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own political place and tried to plow on as he has done in the past. >> she said death by 1000 cuts, i would like to leave it there. ukraine's president says his forces are outnumbered by russian troops. the announcement comes as moscow continues in its push for the donbass. the neighboring city was considered dead. >> this village on the front line in the donbass is hit by russian shelling. the target was a bridge used for transporting troops to the area. the ukrainian farming -- army has been battling here it is seen as an important offensive
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for eaern ukrain >> the russians ctrolled a 70% the city but they were pushed back or the last few days the city is divided in half. >> which side has the on -- has the upper half is unclear. the ukrainian president admitted that russian troops have a numerical advantage. ukrainian soldiers have every chance of fighting back. he visited the neighboring town over the weekend which is also bearing the part of russian shelling. it will become a crucial defensive position if the other city falls, that looks all but inevitable a few days ago but troops are calling back territy as they repel attacks. the two areas make up the donbass region where the russian
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armies have refocused their efforts. >> a visit will not be taking place, it the move comes after serbia's neighbors all refused to allow sergey lavrov's plane to land. he is blaming the nato countries from -- four blocking russia's right to foreign policy. >> [speaking russian] >> mexico's president is threatening to boycott the meeting of the americas, it comes after cuba, venezuela, and nicaragua were not invited. washington hopes to repair its
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relations with latin america but did not invite the countries due to concerns over human rights. >> this looks a bit of a failure of the biden administration foreign policy on the america ifou have a mexico, the neighbor, is second-biggest -- you have mexico, the neighbor, you may have others choosing not to come. ca you really call it a summit of the americas? the argument made is this it should be about the politics like in the you and you have china and saudi arabia, because of their internal policies you do not boycott them from the conferences. there are legitimate arguments that there is a lack of democracy in cuba right now and
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that they have been repressive towards protests and putting people in prison. the left-wing leader was actually quite closed to donald trump and is snubbing biden and refusing to recognize his election right away. even snubbing the summit, and the united states will not punish him that much. there has been a personal meeting in washington later in the year between the mexican president and joe biden. >> 20 us on site, charles, a big story tonight. boris johnson of no-confidence notion. >> that is what some economists are predicting is going to happen. a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth and that is based on the fact that the country is experiencing inflation in the likes it has
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not seen in 40 years. some expect it to reach 10% by the year end. it stands around a 9% for the month of april. -- around 19% for the month of april. this is because of the war in ukraine. rising prices and operational expenses mean lower margins and less appetite for investment and spending which is what fuels growth in the private sector. all of this was high as they considered -- all of this was high of mind as they considered boris johnson. >> what happened with the steps to combat inflation and avoid the recession! >> tax of first conservatives do not take kindly to the measures brought on by the war in ukraine. a cost-of-living package unveiled last week which included a 400 pound energy
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rebate for every british household and a payment to the 8 million people who received social benefits. the idea is to fund the packet with the help of a windfall profits tax on oil and gas companies. you what understand why that would upset a pro-business party. the size of the british state and the concerns of the country will be able to avoid the recession if it does not lower taxes. as a nod to these concerns, some sources said that johnson actually promised he will cut taxes if he remains in office. watch this space for johnson's fiscal and economic policy. inflation is a major concern in the u.s., reaching 8.5% this year. joe biden has been considering lifting import tariffs on chinese goods imposed during the pump administration's trade war
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-- trump administration's trade war with china. fighting inflation is more complicated than it can be addressed with a singular focus on those china tariffs. joking has the details. -- joe king has the details. >> has a against inflation has begun. from 2018 donald trump increased tariffs on chinese goods like aircraft parts, clothes, businesses and american consumers. this was a worthwhile price to make america great again, and rebalance to the trade deficit with china. these policies allowed for the production of some industries in a time where economic context was different.
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in march 20 18th, inflation was only 2.4% compared to 8.5% five years later. president biden is considering lowering and even lifting some tariffs on a number of chinese products. the objective is to slow down the rise in prices. it would only be on strategic chinese prices such as bicycles or closthes -- clothes. lowering import duties good decrease inflation without being a miracle solution. catherine is in a mitigating inflation is a more complicated issue -- catherine said mitigating inflation is a more complicated issue than tariffs. >> and a slightly higher on wall street as investors try to rebound from a losing week.
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-- slightly higher on wall street as investors try to rebound from a losing week. s&p 500 finishing the session up by .3%. nasdaq up by 0.40%. let us look at the markets, closing in the green. mining stocks lead the gains. see paris ending the session almost up by a percent. that is your marcus? it ground up. >> that is your market roundup. >> stay with us, this is france 24. ♪ >> special event. >> they will choose the577 members -- 577 members of
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