in the headlines this morning from moscow then crunch time for whistle blowers in the united states democratic senators failed to pass moves to protect their identities as republicans push to reveal the anonymous figure behind the trump impeachment scandal. tackling hate in hospitals or health trust in england plans to root out racism by withholding treatment from people who abuse. a message there's 0 tolerance towards a. level of self control and to treat people it should treat people. without question and france have moved to restrict immigration with its 1st of a quotas as the prime minister says the country needs to take back control.
good morning low forty's world news h.q. moscow's just turned 10 am this thursday 7th of november miners kevin i hope you can stick around for maybe the next 30 minutes or so to take you through our headlines in more detail starting with this u.s. democrats have failed to push through a bill to keep the identity of whistleblowers secret republican senator rand paul block the proposal accusing the democrats of spreading selective outrage the amendment was designed to bolster the senate's position that was supposed to be protected from retaliation and they contribute their contribution acknowledged it comes in the heat of the trump impeachment inquiry that was sparked by anonymous testimony from an insider covering all this morning saskia taylor reporting on the fate of those who dared to speak out in america recently. for the democrats impeachment must now seem tantalizingly close all they need is the final piece of
damning evidence to seal the deal and to senate minority leader chuck schumer he has come out arguing for the protection of whistleblowers only rather of one intelligence officer whose insider info could make or break the impeachment dream the calls to make public the whistleblowers identity are despicable whistleblowers should be protected period period that's quite the radical departure from his previous comments on those exposing government abuses and each day that snowden is allowed to roam free is another twist to the merits snowden is a one of the few picked up by the media he chose the path of raising his voice and go in cologne bowl unlike the hundreds of office who chose the path of least resistance you see they quietly launched official complaints hoping for the system
to reform but they were out of luck because as a damning report from an intelligence watchdog shows the cia and n.s.a. wouldn't 189 out of 190 cases of whistleblower complaints by had to send you the link but the report was shot down i wonder if mr schumer praised or even remembers all those whistleblowers who ruled against what the name for example rich barlow bring about now living in a trailer in remote montana with his hunting dogs back in the late eighty's bhalo worked for the cia now he found himself in a patriotic dye llama when he uncovered what he said amounted to the u.s. helping pakistan become a nuclear power including by selling band technology and though he followed protocol he became the victim of a smear come. pain disgraced and discredited barely able to scrape together a living i was disgustingly patriotic and i thought the government is allowing
pakistan to develop and spread nuclear weapons and i got destroyed for trying to stop it what about former u.s. marine upfront gayo he thought he'd found a way of reducing the number of u.s. troops dying in iraq as a result of improvised explosive devices all that was needed was a simple swap of patrol vehicles and given that were responsible for over 60 percent of all american losses in the country between 20032008 surely the pentagon would have been interested the response was more of. an automated response he's not obeying our instructions he's he's gone off the reservation as we often say. and we've got to stop him from doing that and just as it took gail 7 years to restore his reputation it took just
a few months to discredit peter van buren raising 24 years of loyal diplomatic service from beer and found himself on the wrong side of the table when he shouted light on state department mismanagement i'm waste in iraq what happens when you're thrown out of the government and blacklisted is that you lose your security clearance and it's very difficult to find a grown up job in washington you have to step down a few levels to find a place where they don't care enough about your background to even look into why you washed up there the list of nameless faceless and unrecognized whistleblowers goes on and who to blame them for choosing to do to free fall their complaints because if you follow and manning all snowden's footsteps sure you might end up with your name on a plaque card and become the face of the fight for transparency but you might also find yourself. baas and while you're sitting in prison think about how your brothers in arms only have
a how to one and 190 chance of success whistleblowing protection should actually exist in all countries because it helps the country to have people tell the truth about corrupt officials united states pretends to have allies that protect whistleblowers but they are saying you either don't work or they are deliberately sordid and certainly the government officials do not want anyone ever telling about things they do illegally the governments are basically wanting to control saying and control public opinion they put john kiriakou in prison for telling for instance is that the cia was torturing so they normally absolutely do not want to protect whistleblowers and they actually hate anyone who tells the truth about their illegal activities schumer about him alongside the washington elite needs to clarify his position on whistleblowers if you are
a whistleblower you need to accept that harassment prison self-imposed exile we've just been consigned to the forgotten pages of history are all on the cards unless of course you happen to be that rab breed of whistleblower who finds himself in the right place at the right time with just the right exposé. patients who abuse hospital staff at all spittle in western england could find themselves without medical help the north bristol health trust launched the red card to racism come pain which could see treatment refused when it's safe to do so but the hard to avoid is the question we are seeing in the moment we really do need to use it to safeguard our stuff and work with colleagues if the 60 votes are not going to be able to show the same. the campaign aims to cut out a wide range of abuse that hospital staff could face aside from racism the national
health service will apply as 0 tolerance policy to sexism in offensive language and also inappropriate behavior malicious allegations and intentional damage to property patients found to be abusive will face a sports like disciplinary system or warning or yellow card would be given to the 1st incident then a 2nd time it happens the patient will be given a red card meaning treatment will be withdrawn once a patient's condition is safe stable is some of the reaction we got to the plan then from what we were bennett stand up to racism and the national secretary for the english democrats party stephen morris. my mother was a nurse for for most of her life for the n.h.s. and nothing was done about the abuse that she see faced and there's no reason why she should have put up with the abuse after nursing people in very serious conditions i think that a message of tolerance towards it would lead to a level of self control and h.s. is there to treat people it should treat people. without question the issues of
sexism racism it opens a massive can of worms because obviously the hospitals could be in breach of the only quality because obviously a female there who wants to be treated by a female will not be allowed to because it will be deemed as sexist or if you have certain religious views you won't be allowed because it be deemed racist or sexist in some form but if you're racist you will have a problem with this because you think it's a normal discourse of normal wear behavior some framed in some ridiculous notion that you've got freedom to insult and abuse people on to lock them up is serious actually most of these people will find that one state behavior is deemed sceptical people realize they can no longer behave like that is not true that just clogging up the court system we say people should be prosecuted but you don't want to prosecute it because your actual words was it would only clog up the court system somebody who may have a feel a philosophical or religious belief or. been treated by women are being treated by a certain person then their philosophical and religious beliefs have to be also
respected and if the n.h.s. are not going to respect their views then they're going to fall foul of the courts the n.h.s. was built on immigrant a migrant labor from all over the world she was going many people yes and my god oh here we go you have no idea of the buildings that on the trees don't use the well because it wasn't built just on that this is ridiculous if somebody says i don't want to be treated by some of these black or asian there's no reason to respect that at all in a race isn't a philosophical view it's just plain wrong only those people who believe it should be tolerated actually resist any kind of basic principles. prosecuted you're talking about people under normal circumstances these are not normal circumstances where people go into a in a. way in pain they wanted us so an absolute wide range of circumstances just to say can you calm down a bit the can ask you like the situation you want to use
a little coward to tell people off i say let's get him prosecuted you didn't want to do that because you said it blocked out the court systems are not against prosecute them i think it's easier it's easier for health professionals to give people a warning about their behavior and challenge it without necessarily bringing in the police and the courts i think that people are a racist need to be challenge to and has to be done in such a way as they can simply understand that their behavior is unacceptable what you need to do is make sure you get them treated get them out reports and then get prosecuted if need be afterwards very simple if you issue in your card records in the hospitals that's going that's going to a people more. francis said to toughen up on immigration numbers the prime minister says the country needs to take control as the 1st ever plans for quotas have been announced shall or do when he takes a closer look. my corner was catapulted into the french presidency on
a ticket of not being from the right nor the left it was a poor enabling him to attract votes from across the political spectrum and it was a successful tactic half way through his mandate and it seems to still not shy about pinching an idea here or there from his political enemies in order to pepper the french government policies for some there's a feeling that mcallen may be dipping too much into the pool of ideas from the right with a crackdown on immigration high on his agenda takes this kind of host to everyone if it wants to host people well that seems a bit familiar it right now were demanding a moratorium on immigration because the french ship is sinking and what about showing gain venga sharing an area in the ruins of dublin regulation does not work anymore if you have to suspension going immediately the french public have been given more and more teases of policies to come policies that many feel wouldn't
look out of place have they been announced by marine le pen's national rally the country's prime minister has outlined 20 measures for tighter controls these include making it more difficult for migrants to claim benefits and health care under these new rules let me see claim asylum would have to wait 3 months after launching a claim before being able to access proxies universal health care fronts is also looking to introduce for the very 1st time economic quotas setting quotas for is a u. turn from corn during his presidential campaign he had ruled out so this is a clear attempt to appeal to right wing fotis for whom migration without limit is a huge issue that comes as recent figures showed from. had received nearly 123000 asylum requests last year not only
a record high but an increase of 22 percent compared to the year before mcallen himself has admitted his party just can't ignore the problem of immigration the bush was you have no problem with migrants because they don't see them but the working classes do and they have been seduced by marine le pen's and to immigration far right machinable rai may have thrown down the gauntlet in his attempts to pry voters away from the national rally but lappin isn't backing down either she's warned may want to act tough his party is somewhat softer than its leader proposals to prevent abuse of the asylum system were all shot down by his own party members although much cause attempts to reach out to right wing voters comes ahead of municipal elections it's clear this is about something bigger much bigger in fact 2 and a half years before the next presidential election in france polls are showing that
kwame's only competition will likely come in the form of le pen the indication is that the race could be a tight one and corn in a bid to stay ahead is having to pull out all the punches even if that means possibly alienating many of those who put him in power in the 1st place. r.t. . it's quarter past the hour here in moscow i hope if there is going good so far whatever time it is with you and what have you doing on the way here if you can stick around the u.n. and e.u. round all israel over move to deport american who writes chief retells r.t. it sets a dangerous precedent so next story of a back. it
again israel's top courts upheld a government decision to deport the regional head of human rights watch over a shy kid who is a u.s. citizen can now be removed under a law which prohibits public calls for a boycott of israel but the organization warns it will set a dangerous precedent we spoke with the man 1st off at the center of the story. neither human rights watch nor i as its representatives have called for boycotts we do not call for a consumer boycott we do not call for a boycott of israel proper what we do do as we do throughout the world is call on businesses to respect rights and in the context of the west bank years of research has led us to determine that any company that operates illegal settlements inherently contributes to rights abuses so we've called on companies to uphold the
rights and stop those activities but we've never called for a boycott of those companies much less israel proper so similar reaction to the european union spoken out in support of human rights watch calling on israel not to deport kid the u.n. to is said that israel must allow rights defenders to carry out their work with threats or intimidation and the israeli court based its decision on a law introduced by can 2017 which can deny entry to any individual or company if they call for a boycott of the country over its actions or settlements in the west bank i wish it here again says the decision exposes the systematic oppression of rights activists . this decision is coming in the context of many other measures that have been taken against human rights defenders just the last couple of months last week we saw palestinian staff member of amnesty international issued a travel ban for unspecified security reasons clearly a punitive measure given amnesty is work we've seen a campaign of incitement against groups like like
a hawk but it's really groups like that said we saw a raid on the offices of a palestinian prisoner rights group of the media that just in september what's happening here is a systematic pattern but now that the court has rubber stamped and said this has the been near of legality under israeli law it really sends a chilling message and threatens to embolden the government to take further steps today it might be deportation denials tomorrow is that criminalizing the same kind of speech today it's boycotts tomorrow is that calling settlements illegal or the west bank occupied it's an incredibly dangerous precedent. american cash to boost roads rail and other infrastructure appears to be getting lost all route the u.s. instead is playing to play transport funds into asia as it competes with china even though americans back home still contending with crumbling roads creaking roadways now day to day airports despite donald trump's election promise to sort it out to
open reports. china's one belt one road project of building infrastructure around the world is facing a challenger and the united states is not hiding its intent we have no intention of vacating our military or geopolitical position we are here permanently and we will be continuing to invest more here and we will be continuing to have more bilateral trade and i'm spending much more time in the region but wait a mere year ago donald trump promised to channel money into rebuilding america's decaying infrastructure i've asked republicans and democrats in congress to come together and deliver the biggest and boldest infrastructure playin in the last half century a plan generates an unprecedented $1.00 trillion dollar investment in american infrastructure well it sounds great but those plans have been show now the american society of engineers has graded america's infrastructure and they are pretty
unimpressed when it comes to bridges c. plus with more than 200000 around the country that are over half a century old dams d. more than $15500.00 of them are listed as high hazard drinking water d. with 2 trillion gallons of treated water lost every year essentially wasted and energy lines are also pretty weak take a look around new york city the richest city in the country the brooklyn queens expressway is falling apart city planners say that by 2026 big trucks will no longer be able to use it for gifted children sign about london bridge falling down it's the brooklyn bridge that's visibly breaking apart a few years ago 5 people were injured after pieces of granite fell on to the underpass of the iconic brooklyn bridge in fact that bridge is said to be structurally deficient $683.00 bridges in new york city are in disrepair and then
there's the subways. system constant delays the escalators keep breaking down in fact only $31.00 out of $472.00 subway stations are listed as having all structural components in good repair we should be paying attention to what's going on in this country 1st and foremost before we start spending out to look around new york and tell me if that's what we don't need to do absolutely look at the subway system so 100 something years old and it's still like something from the turn of the century we need to invest in our cities our country and make our country a better place to live it was worse when i was a kid. lot of people say u.s. infrastructure is just a mass i mean do you buy that yes i would because i drive a lot of drive it depends on where you move to new york for instance the bridges in bad shape. i guess you should take the initiative to really fix. yes public opinion seems to feel pretty strongly that we ought to focus on fixing
things up here before we go around the world and try to beat china at its own game . r.t. new york gauge in public opinion next to get away from the u.k. story in from there a little off of side one small a story in south was they didn't apparently found itself on the battle. against racism the front line of it a local councilor there put forward a motion to change a centuries old name because he says it sounds like a racial slur but as i know several of the town seems to agree. if this word is not removed the town council could be classed as a racist white supremacist therefore the issues should be rectified immediately.
to have travelled through the delicious scenery of north devon must needs know the little white town a bit if. i can imagine why it would get any. shock. shock every body is now over the top. and everybody's. i think it's stupid. little white town is it what sounds like a lot of properties if i did want nothing to there was rice it's unbelievable political correctness. where we start in the u.k. for our next show to alex salmond see it after the break if you want to check out.
why not take a look at r.t. dot com or any of us social media but with more just about 30 minutes here in moscow it's kevin how insane things for watching have a great rest of the. imagined . 635 that you have or what career and unclear involves using your i phone in your. computer and things like that in an office and perhaps she sort of things and it's circular to have to stop doing all this in this kind of you lose the minutes must be from my world became smaller and smaller and smaller until i ended up learning it in a box. or out at a very strong magnetic field on my head in my head. thinking it's like a real hard pressure my skin burned and that wireless access point there just
continues on saying with our students in the schools. we are just continually bathing our citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electro small and it's getting worse. is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe. isolation community. are you going the right way or are you being led to. direct. what is true what is faith.
in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. or a maybe in the shallows. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time . time to sit down and tom.
welcome to the alex i'm unsure where with the starting gun fight in the u.k. general election we look at how the political process has dealt with some issues beyond breaks it over the last 3 years with the entire political bank with absorbed by breaks that some one piece at westminster have still managed to pursue issues close to the hearts of the people today we look at animal rights and in particular the seasonal which is regulated the sale of poppies t.v. event might abraham explains have a campaign developed across the parties to make a legislative change and why that change makes a difference we used every tool available and more to finally get this new season or over the line which which we achieved last year and genuinely can't think every parliamentarian to their party member of the public and now for making that happen the 1st 3 your views on our political pundits take on the upcoming general election campaign this is how our famous bonnell refused to stop the god of the election i
predict it was over dorothy for the conservatives and the size of that majority is dependent on one binary question does he do a deal with the backs of party nights or 4 hours or not if he does the deal big majority if he doesn't feel scrapes or let's consider the conservatives are going to lose their seats in scotland they're going to lose quite a lot of seats in the south to the lib dems and possibly include the oxbridge constituency occupied by the prime minister seriously fork. i think the prime minister himself is in danger here absolutely i think he is i think he's going to do they're going to lose seats in london are going to lose seats in the southwest again to lose seats in scotland the question then the whether the mythical working class vote the brics votes in consider up in the northeast and in the midlands they're going to come over abandon labor and go on to the conservatives let's see
it's a massive gamble i think at the end we'll get to a positive result from the point of view there simply will get a big increase in seats and we'll get a mandate for a new independence referendum and no for your responses to the program terry says peter obama's excellent never really saw much of him before i must admit his ballance and satan mama refreshing perhaps a show of his own is coming perhaps as telling and then donal gillis says hello i like looking forward to your insight in the political shambles that is breaks it and james grieve of something of the same theme says great show again we're on the titanic and we need a lifeboat listen hard battle said scotland's christmas for failing to the christmas election the best present ever read o.-s. webster and finally from roofie dixon no fan of the prime minister she says back doored bought us dollars just the scale.