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live from moscow this is our top stories a deadly exotic disease hits russians nearly two hundred people have been infected and millions are risk of catching the west nile virus the mosquito borne disease is spreading across the region in the wake of this summer's record breaking heat wave . pursuing its own agenda we keep leaks is accused of trying to divert attention from a sex scandal involving its founder by publishing its latest revelations the secret cia report about the perception of the u.s. as an exporter of terrorism failed to live up to the hype the previous publication . was the phrase of the recent so called spy scandal and of chapman finds herself in the spotlight again this time she's being sued by a glossy magazine for reportedly breaking our contract by posting photo shoot pictures on her facebook page. the european union is a disaster and the u.k.
should quit that's the view of gerrard boughton a european parliament member more emmet spoke to him in london. today i'm talking to gerald batson who's a member of the european parliament the london he's with the u.k. independence party which is a euro skeptic party and he's recently announced his intention to stand for leadership of ukip thanks very much for talking to us you're welcome just what you won't write one small point in your introduction you describe this as a euro skeptic party that's not true skepticism implies some doubt we have absolutely no doubt one hundred percent membership of the european union is bad for britain so we're not skeptical about that and no disbelief in the fact that the european union actually exists we believe it exists i mean we're skeptical about lot of that this but as far as the european union exists and it's bad and there is no doubt in any members mind that that's the case and tell me about the platform.
on which your standing for leadership my platform is that i want you kit to go forward as a radical alternative to the kind of cross party consensus that we've got in this country from labor conservatively and very much now with a coalition government that they're quite happy to see this country become nothing more than a colony of the european union and one of the cane tenets of your opposition to your opinion well first of all it's it's an economic and democratic disaster first of all there is no reason for the european union i mean the white soul was sold to people forty years ago and has been ever since is that we must have it to try and jobs we don't need it for trade jobs even the even the european union is back now from what we need is trade with europe and the rest of the world friendship and cooperation we don't need to be members of this vast bureaucratic organization in order to achieve that the other thing is the loss of democracy which although membership leave costs billions of pounds every year which is why state money was actually worse than that is now a loss of democracy the germans calculated in two thousand and six that about
eighty three percent of new laws now come from the european union not from their. parliament and in this report i question whether germany would be really cool functional democracy and more because of its fact it's equally true for the u.k. a similar tone of qatar the country eighty percent of our laws now come from the institutions of the which is not democratic so how can we be a democracy and that's as you know i've been involved in things like the integration of the legal systems and european arrest warrants we're losing our most basic protections under the law or against unjust imprisonment and arrest all kinds of things are happening now which are totally insupportable in my view and the european union has to seem to become a super state to rival united states and i think it's in a very wrong road for us to go down and britain should leave as soon as possible and we are living in a globalised world there is it possible for the u.k. to just step out at the but what does that mean. what are the global laws world
means in the early nineteenth century we actually exported more goods around the world than we do to die there was international trade then that's nothing new that's always been going on it's much easier to get on an airplane now and go anywhere you like very quickly which is one of the reasons we have such a problem with uncontrolled immigration that kind of globalization it's a reality that doesn't mean to side that you have to sacrifice your independence and self-government governance in the modern world in fact quite the opposite i think the problem with the modern world is that people are losing their control over their elected representatives and their governments and we're becoming less democratic i think necessarily bad things you have said in the past that the e.u. is an illegal state can you explain what you meant by that yes because under the lisbon treaty it basically became the constitution of the european union now another change the name it was called the constitution but it's ninety nine point nine percent the same as the old constitution we have a constitution in this country written down in different places like for example
the sixty nine hundred bill of rights which says that they solve is the is the form of all power in the sovereign cannot acknowledge a higher power now whether you're a monarchist or republican it doesn't matter that's our constitution what we did with the with the with the lisbon treaty is we acknowledged the officially a higher authority the union for example now has a legal personality has only come by treaties on its own so that in fact means that in britain we are living under any legally constituted government and as far as the rest of europe is concerned it's illegal in my view because they didn't ask the people of europe whether they want to or not because when they had referenda on the all constitution lost them in france and holland the only country that voted for the ones that you know so much of the e.u. budget they didn't want to risk leaving so in my view we're living in a completely illegally constituted state in britain the const the constitution of europe on the lisbon treaty is illegal and this is a very day. injuries road to go. talk to me about their legal integration taking
place in e.u. particularly about the european arrest warrants european arrest warrant is the first part of the process whereby we are integrating our legal systems with those of the european union and of course what you got to remember is that the anglo-saxon common law model adopted by the united states and canada and us and countries around the world is completely different from the continental napoleonic system now under our system you have to be charged with a specific offense but police have to gather the evidence before you're arrested goes to a trial we have high abuse corpus all these things that we take for granted on the continent you're arrested as a suspect you can spend a year or eighteen months in prison while i investigate the case before i even bring it to court against you now under the european arrest warrant we got rid of all the safeguards now if you are required for extradition under european arrest warrant the court deciding on that little power to refuse it they're not allowed to
look at the profile of evidence they have to take all legal systems around the equally valid and non-corrupt and just the rest of it so if you stand in that cost of something which might be totally absurd there is nothing that a british court can do to stop you being extradited i have very very limited powers now what's also in the party line is things lightly european investigation order so we've got that coming along with the trials in of sent here which means that anybody can be tried in a in a european country not even particularly aware that this trial is going on they are supposed to let you know that so they can contact you can suddenly find the british police turn up on your doorstep ever arrested you and i will deport exploit you to my many belgariad any country in the european union and you will go straight into the prison system and the legal system will not be able to protect you and of course all this is going to be presided over by european public prosecutor europe all the the. the nice and european police force which very
insert interestingly in its charter has complete immunity for anything all its offices are completely munity for anything that they do or anything that in the course of their duties now even the n.k.v.d. in stalin's terror didn't have that protection against against recourse if they did something wrong technically anyway but this is what we're lining up for ourselves and we are destroying our own legal system at the same time the u.k. in certain courses is accused of fanning the flames of nationalism i'm thinking particularly of your invitation to dutch politician gutfeld it's to come to london which caused quite a lot of trouble in the streets during his visit what do you say today's claims we're nation is that we believe in the nation we believe in the democratic sovereign state is the best way to govern affairs in a country in a country that wants to be a country you know united kingdom is is not three different countries in a northern ireland actually want to be part of
a union and while people want it works and other countries have a different basis of what constitutes a nation as for good will that he didn't cause any trouble the tall will this is a democratic politician democratically elected who is not an extremist if you actually bothered to look he's actually defending liberal democracy against extremist people because in the trouble outside the house of commons i went outside after because i had lunch with mr will there's another woman with the extreme left who were verbal ie attacking the english defense league who had nothing to do with work with resigned or who on the other side of the street so as usual it was the extreme left who was stirring up the trouble and trying to cause violence and confrontation and you know some unscrupulous commentators and then accuse the winners of betraying which is totally untrue mr was on a number of occasions i wouldn't have anything to do with him if i thought he was an extremist but i think he's actually a heroic person but at the risk of his own life he lives under twenty four hour police protection i went. for the for dinner with him in and we had four armed
police officers sitting that's the next table and why is that it's because he's trying to defend the democratic liberal values of western society against islamic fundamentalist extremists who want to overthrow that and introduce sharia law and islamic fundamentalism in western countries you know you kipps party spokesman on immigration what's your view on a cap on immigration it's nikkei immigration into our country has been out of control for a very long time now purely on on the numbers by says we are one of the most about the most densely populated country in europe i think slightly behind holland and you can take more drugs it's a special case we are one of the most densely populated countries in the world if you actually look on a league table and yet our population is set to grow from sixty two million currently up to seventy million within the next twenty odd years and thereafter up to eighty eighty five million exponentially it is absolutely absurd to have
effectively unlimited uncontrolled immigration into this country what we have anyway from within the european union where we can't stop people companied wanted to and we don't really control it from outside either so yes you have to have very strict controls the time has come to site this we need an end to mass immigration we need controlled immigration on a very limited level and only where it benefits britain its people and its economy a recent report has shown that with a cap on immigration british companies might find themselves sort of workers particularly as some immigrant workers are more highly skilled than that but his counterparts what do you say to that oh yes i mean i know quite a lot of people especially me come to work with a highly qualified the got a great work ethic they're lovely people but if you look at the number of jobs created in the economy ninety eight percent of the jobs created since labor came to power in ninety seven up until last year went to migrant labor now how does it benefit your economy. to create jobs ninety percent of them go to people you know
who are moderates you increase the overall gross domestic product of a country but you're actually driving down the white sheets of the indigenous workers because people are coming in and working for lower wages so you drive the. whites down for indigenous people you poor housing prices up so everybody is actually worse off in the long and of course big business loves. immigration because they get cheap labor that's what they want so i don't have anything against people who want to come here and better their lives a fully understand why they want to do that but it doesn't that benefit the british economy or the british people to have this fall kind of immigration what we would introduce would be. very very limited immigration for permanent settlement and i suggested a figure of no more than fifty thousand a year and even that could be revised downward but people could still still come to work on a job permit basis for one to three years if we can't fill that post with an indigenous work and at the end of that process if the person wanted to become
a british citizen by would have a right to apply for citizenship on the way on the you know the annual limit would allowing for that. thank you very much. disarming saddam hussein. majority of iraqi citizens. disappeared brings further assurance that the torture chambers and the secret police are gone for ever. again. watch occupied afghanistan. now occupied want. good measure.
it is appropriate to the. accordance. with the geneva. the slab stomach slap if you should so that it shrinks especially for you to slam but you don't actually break it you. could deter addition to that we just want to call the police but to shoot your leadership or gather. you seem to. believe the chance for. a deadly exotic disease hits russia's south nearly two hundred people have been infected and millions are at risk of catching the west nile virus the mosquito borne disease is spreading across the region in the wake of the sun most record
breaking heat wave. pursuing its own agenda wiki leaks is accused of trying to divert attention from a sex scandal involving its founder by publishing its latest revelations the secret cia report about the perception on the us says an exporter of terrorism failed to live up to the hype of previous publications. plus the face of the recent so-called spy scandal on the chapman finds herself in the spotlight again this time she is being sued by a glossy magazine for reportedly breaking the contract by posting photo shoot pictures on her facebook page it's. more details on all those stories at the top of the hour now it's time for a look at the latest in the world of sport with you know.
good to have you with us for this edition of sports today i'm you know normally let's take a look at other headlines one in two to go fresh from c.s.k. moscow's europa league qualification earlier in the week fellow russian sides lucky . take to the pitch on thursday aiming to follow suit. and let me bring up the winners of every grand slam this season rafael nadal and roger federer prepare for next week's final major of the year the u.s. open. the global game russia's basketball squad enter the world championships run with proto rico their first challenge on saturdays. but it's football where we begin there will be just the two russian sides in the champions league next season after the nice were knocked out in qualifying by a. day this in petersburg side beaten to nil away from home no outs a big disappointment. one nil first leg lead into the
clash the current premier league table toppers finishing the game with nine men on the wrong end of the two want to get scoreline. google wasn't enough for a dynamic to secure their berth either going through three two overall spurs or in seventh heaven today having nailed on a champions league spot for the first time in history rushing switzerland's young boys for no. can won the battle of scandinavia against rosenberg but the need of the shootout to manage it. overcame the odds to jump to prague make the lucrative group stages plenty going on in europe second great club competition as well luck motif one team in action later in the europa league the aiming to see off swiss on their dogs home. one want to meaning it's all very much to play for in the russian capital despite enjoying the status of mainstays division found themselves rattled early in their.
second division. in the. second half taking some pressure of the team ahead of their home game. should also help matters but manager. normally scores a pretty decent result in european competitions. plenty of criticism. eighth place in the premier league standings the embattled sides and europe could also provide the needed spark. to campaign defenses.
and will likely come out firing as they look to get into europe for the first time in nine years. before he has some financial troubles in recent years. to team captain early and often. opponents in attack. much is at stake for both sides seek to prove themselves all over again and continue to march through europe. setting the premier league confidence would be low for sabir in europe but it's anything but. no in their first leg qualifier last week their siberian side will also be boosted after claiming their first win since may at the weekend one little victory for.
anything but a loss tonight at nine one with have them dancing in the streets of novosibirsk but it's a massive ask p.s.v. have not had twelve goals in the opening three or division fixtures and said top domestically a far cry from superiors points after eighteen matches. one point from their opening to english premier league games liverpool will be seeking to put their recent woes behind them on the continent i decidedly tricky trip to turkey however stands between the raids and the europa league proper the five time european champions hold a slender one against. but they will be with i think hugely influential jew torres and steven gerrard on. another team aiming to rediscover all glories on the continent or you ventus to cheer inside will believe their rightful place belongs in the champions league. defeat a worse to grass and they won't even make the europa league two one win in the
first leg in austria last week at the all nicely for progression identify this group stage draw in monaco. the last grand slam of the tennis season gets its start next week the u.s. open has been a happy hunting ground in recent years for roger federer with the swiss winning on five consecutive occasions from two thousand and four but with no major in the bag since january the pressure is on the twenty nine year old to reestablish himself. obviously coming back to new york is always extra special for me i've been in the last six years open finals and i do feel like we you know i have a great chance to win again i had. all my life and i am right here without physical problems like i did the ninety years so that's going to be a very important thing for me you know i am playing in one of the first tournament of the world then men's basketball world championships typesof on saturday with two
thoughts now on seven european champions russia considered clear on her dogs this time around. went along to the country's latest training session that i david is happy russia's paper ations for the ball changing shapes on quite going to plan. was it last you know playing the games sometimes it lasts and embrace it but it sure things will improve you and it's or. we've identified our strengths and i think we're well aware of what are we to sit on a little. contribute any more information to the teams out there than they already have but we will. try to maximize what we do will minimize what we're listening to the american has a few headaches ahead of dave and russia still place and take it easy again just hold on of these drones for personal reasons while not
a key man in the camp but the start of the struggle is injuries and final decision your body's ability to play turkey is still beat me until the last game i was well on one i was in the minor leagues around and right now i'm working in the real soon next couple days with the likes of the usa and spain favorites russia hasn't said a.v. goals they will take it one game it's time. will be their first look always solder they know it's the one you're talking to we've already. to learn how they play and i think our coaches have seen some of the games and when we get to turkey they'll tell us what we need to do in the first game. in consistency in friendly matches but then sold deforming says at the major events it's been a story of david bought spell at the russian national team and they know they have a reputation for beating the odds and to get into the final in turkey they'll have to do it again but he missed r t. d mere mention
just a moment ago the united states are considered very much among the top dogs in turkey and will enter the tournament on a winning note the americans cruising past greece eighty seven to fifty nine in their last warm up match before istanbul greece looking nothing like the side which knocked us out of the semifinals of the two thousand and six world finals the n.b.a.'s up and comer john b. list stars putting on a show derrick rose with the americans up twenty five seventeen in the second chicago polls guard finishing with thirteen points and just nineteen minutes of auction defending silver medalist greece only able to regain momentum with the u.s. sealing the rights a strong twenty eight twelve run in the third quarter. and that is all the sport i'll see you soon the world weather summing up and just a taxi.