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ah, just holden's prime minister lashes out at brussels, accusing it of blackmail as the european commission chief threatens action against war, sol, for rejecting european logs. we cannot end. we will not allow our common values to be put at risk and the commission will act. and the options are all known british families to the government over the death of their elderly relatives. in the last year's kobe wave, we hear from a nursing home physician who says the authorities broke their promises to goldman. that being completely honest at the time, instead of people in nursing homes and town homes, being almost a cigar loss, which we still are, this is about what the goldman promised was happening when it really wasn't. former
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british spy, christopher steel blows his cover 5 years after his bomb shell, dosier on a legit trump, russia collusion. he now admits it was not 100 percent accurate ah, broadcasting live from our world headquarters in moscow. this is our team international. i am your host donald quarter. welcome to the program. and there's been a fiery exchange in the european parliament today. the polish prime minister launched a church, a tirade against e u institutions, and a confrontational speech, accusing them of overstepping their powers and even blackmailing the country ortiz, charlotte rabinski has the story. fiery doesn't go half the way of describing some of the accusations that have been thrown there was mud slinging throughout this session. the european pollen by the polish prime minister,
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also by amy peas right back at him. this was meant to be built, but unity for the polish by moves does. he comes to you of being part of to try and he'll be able to rise these divisions between his country and the european union. his speech seemed to have done the exact opposite with emmy peas accusing him of leading towards a government of totalitarianism and undermining b. u. its foundations itself now might avail, excuse talked about some of the issues that you was facing. he refused to accept and said it was not right for emmy, please, to essentially blackmail other countries within the european union bite, threatening to withdraw or to hold back their funds. and he said that the constitutional law in poland would remain supreme to that of e. you law and he said that the idea of changing that would move the you towards
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a fully fledged governor bull state, which is not what members signed up for. now during his speech, she was clearly overstaying his welcome when he was interrupted and told to wrap up version of that says yeah, yep, of in the bridge for them of amateurs for i'm in the mail and i me the for 30 bravo . you have to conduct one of our no show us. so the chairman, i was told by the office of david sausalito that i was a located at 3035 minutes. so i would use my time. i cannot confirmed success. with the autopay have to go nothing completely i'm. i'm coming to my earth or don't disturb their me please had plenty to say they said that the polish mp was slightly leading his country to leave the european union. one said they thought it was nigel for ross. who was talking at that session while other emmy peas took the
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opportunity to congratulate the anti government protests that had been taking place in poland and suggesting perhaps it, they should continue. you are not being honest with the polish people prime minister, a you know it, we are all listen to your denials. but the truth is your actions are asli way to lead poland out of the union, unilateral ego actions cannot be accepted and will have consequences. the sinister game that your playing is very clear. the sinister game is that you're putting upon the size, the constitutional court inside the polar, and better politicized dose. additional court is criticized by who, by the european court of justice. so the way to element h. d, this is, is of the european court of justice. i is to take with the both the size, constitutional court of borland, a decision that the e, c, j has no longer
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a right of decision in poland. that is what you have done. diana gets he throwing on, thus is one of the people who is most happy about. this is vladimir putin limb in the russian president wants to dismantle the rule of law once a week, european union and. and that's why we have to ask a polish friends. is that really your intention? i'm? it's a commission president ursula vaughan. delane weight was demanded that she, in the commission act immediately. emmy piece called on her to reject the recovery funds for poland. they called on her and the commission to trigger the rule of law conditionality, mechanism v d l herself vaughan, de leon said that the commission would do everything to ensure that it protect european citizens from threats. we cannot, and we will not allow our common values to be put at risk. a commission will act and the options are all known. first, option on fingerprints,
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where we legally challenged the judgement of the polish constitutional court. another option is the conditionality, mechanism, and other financial tools. the polish government has to explain to us how it intends to protect your appeal money given this ruling of their constitutional court. this was supposed to be an opportunity to make amends. the eula rift to bring poland back into the fold, the bosom of the e. u. what transpired was any thing but that with the emmy peas basically realizing and saying out loud that they don't accept the pass that poland is on. judging by the session on tuesday, it seems that those divisions between poland and the rest of the e. u. i even deeper and wider. british families who lost lost their loved ones to cove it in last year's care home crisis
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are taking legal action against the government ortiz. shoddy edwards dash t breaks down the case. 2 daughters, he lost their fathers in cave, at head cow homes. at the start of the pandemic, are now suing the government. it's a landmark action, not just in terms of a failure to protect the vulnerable responsibility for aggravating the risk while victory won't undo their loss. they hope it may help to protect others. i do not want anyone else to go through what we have been through as a family. i feel terrible guilt. i feel as though she was locked in to die. met hancock's protective freeing statement was a lie. the defendant have provided no evidence of measures to put a protective for him around care homes in just 3 months from march to june. last year, some samples he'd for living in care homes, died from the virus in england and wales, with some official reports blaming. so. 2 inconsistent, reckless and appalling government policies for the huge data,
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all this weeks case against the department for health and social care, once it held to account this case will give thousands of families a sense that justice has been done. if we're, when, what happened to the residence of care homes in the pandemic was a national scandal, the government's approach to protect and vulnerable care home residents during the 1st wave of the pandemic is one of the most devastating failures in the morton era . rather than their home been a safe place, it became a breeding ground for a deadly disease. if the government had been completely honest at the time, instead of people in nursing homes and town homes been almost a forgotten lot, which we still are. but it's not about that. this is about people's lives. this is about what the government promised was happening when it really wasn't. everybody was involved. it was tracing this virus which is right. you say is on known virus.
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i'm an unknown entity. who knows what we had to do or what we could have done differently, and these are things we need to learn from them. the goldman should have learned allies ain't going to get you anything. the failures surrounding her homes are one of the thickest scandals of the pandemic for mass discharge of elderly patients from hospitals to cow homes without testing or isolation. and who can forget when the government says that hands wouldn't be affected at the beginning of behind them . and of course, we now know that they were the worst affected earlier this year. and into 12 of march, the government's own official advice worse. and i'm quoting from it remains very unlikely that people receiving care in a care home will become infected. it wasn't true that the advice said that or government guidance published on the 25th of february of 2020 said twice. it was very unlikely people receiving care in care homes will be infected. this advice was withdrawn on the 13th of march. a few months later, boris johnson tried to shift the blame,
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saying it was cat homes that didn't follow the rules. many didn't really follow the procedures in the way that they could have so well, this week's cases, ultimately about 2 families search for justice. it runs far deeper, alleging a string of government blunders, but it may also end up serving as some small solace for all those who lost loved ones as a result of those very mistakes, i was the 10 people that we have done it. i could say that i was 99.9 percent. sure . sure. 3rd, and all of them died as a result of cove it. but i think we only had 3 positive tests because that's all it was available at that time. and 2 of those were testing hospital in one was the one that i fall off. we didn't notice in care homes. my hancock stood on television and quite often at 5 o'clock when he was doing the briefing with the prime minister. we as a nursing home were standing watch this briefing with interest obviously to see what
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the changes were, what was happening on a daily basis to be to see. i stood in front of the cameras, said all holmes and now i'm being tested. we were to tall. absolutely not. politicians and academics from around the world are now gathering for day 2 of the vol dye forum in southern russia. this year's event is in sochi, and is focusing heavily on the pandemic, but also on global conflicts, climate change, and technology challenges. the vol. dye forum has been held every year since 2004, and usually features a speech from russian president vladimir putin. i we go live now to independent commentator, married to jeff ski, a long standing vall die club contributor, thanks a lot for joining us, mary. of 1st we want to ask you about basically our top story, this rift between poland and the e. u. and that aggressive speech by prime minister more more of etzky. where do you
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see this dispute heading? i think it's going to be very difficult for the european union because poland is not the only country that joined the european union with i think a different idea of why it was joining from the idea that united the original members of the european union. their idea was world peace, the sure. what is your opinion piece that should never be a war in europe again. and when poland and some of the other countries joined after the end of the cold war, the idea was to protect the security, the independence, and the that the national character, the national identity to have the protected under the shelter of the european union . and of course, the original idea was about sacrificing a degree of sovereignty to the european union. and that's almost the opposite of
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the idea that countries like poland joined with. but whether you're probably asking me as a british this isn't whether that could lead to the polish equivalent of rex it. i think almost for the very same reason, it won't lead to punish polish products it or what it, whatever it might be. because membership of the european union is for to import as a protection for poland. and i don't think it'll want to leave an organization which sees itself as part of that. i'm sorry, less for poland than for the european union. yeah, it was just gonna ask you about that about the possibility of another, like polish, leaving the european union. thanks a lot for that. but now let's take it to russia, relations between russia and the west. they're not going to smoothly either. what do you think are the chief obstacles to better ties?
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i think there are 2 men obstacles and that one of them is just still the shadow of the end of the cold war. i think a lot of people who are dealing with relations with russia today, not just on the western side, but particularly on the western side. the whole experience of dealing with russia began in the years of the cold war. and you know, i was correspondent in moscow at, as the soviet union collapsed. and i reported on that. and for me, the russia of to day post soviet russia is something completely different from the soviet union. but i'm not sure that that experience and more to my view of that is shared by a lot of people who deal with russia. and i think until that, that way of looking at russia has gone. it's going to be very difficult to, to, to get a completely new start. and the other that the other aspect that i would say is
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that there are that there are points on which the genuine differences between russia and, and the west. and one of those has been the expansion of your, of nato and the european union. if i look at that from the western perspective than i say, you know this, this is a very good thing. these countries wanted to join. they have a better life than they ever had in the warsaw pact or in the old soviet union. on the other hand, i look at it from the perspective of moscow, and i would see that as they see, the borders of nato have got closer and closer to russia. and from russia's perspective, that looks like a threat to russia's national interest and russia security. those are genuine conflicts of interest, and i think in unless those are talked about, honestly, it's very difficult to get to get
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a new understanding. while that's so interesting that you bring up nato into this. because i also wanted to ask you about the relations between russia and nato. i mean, it's recently taken a turn for the worse with russian diplomats having been expelled from moscow and moscow's diplomatic mission to the alliance suspended. so how strong do you think the ripple effect of the latest escalation would be? well, i think that, i mean, it's a rift, that goes back a very long way. i mean, you could argue that the, the whole establishment of the nato, russia council, at the end of the cold war as a mechanism for talking between, between nato and russia, that, that never really worked very well. i mean, russia has always complained about not being treated as an equal partner at the table. and i would say that although the, the formal rift that we've seen in recent days with the withdrawal of the, of, of the russian ambassador to nato and the,
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the expulsion of nato representatives from, from moscow. that, that's in a way, it's more an indication of how bad relations had been for a very long time. i'm not convinced that it actually makes that much. well, we also have to touch upon, of course, the most pressing issue right now between russia and europe. that's the energy crisis. i mean, natural gas prices are near record levels and there's the issue of the north stream to pipeline as well. so could this encourage both sides to overcome their differences and work together? do you think well, you know, i often say the time, an optimist about these things. and i can only say, i hope so because this obviously a mutual interest here in the european side. many of the countries in the u. k. included, but also germany. but especially the u. k. a has not had sufficient storage
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facilities for gas. it's been signing short term contracts, not long term contracts as russia wanted and said, would have provided a much more predictable supply. and you can see that with not stream to coming, hopefully on stream in the next few months. there is a that there is absolutely complimentary interests between russia and many of the countries that need more energy and that seem to be running short before winter. that it would make perfect sense to have a much better, more predictable agreements between a bit between the countries of the european union that need russian gas plus that u. k. that is, why can't they get together around the table and do what would be a trade deal in both sites interests? well, just one more question for you here, mary. on both sides. i mean, also regularly accuse each other,
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spreading this information and propaganda. what's your stance as a journalist? are we seeing the decay of impartial and independent journalism? would you say? oh, again, i would say i was an optimist. and i would say, i hope not. i have a particular view about the information was and the, all the accusations of disinformation from either side and manipulation of information. i think this is not a new story. this is a very, very old story and it's not just between russia and western countries. and i think in many ways it's something that we used to call propaganda and it flourished with no different sides of the story being told during the cold war. and somehow this is arisen all over again. my and my understanding is that the, it's often hugely exaggerated what the effect of supposedly disinformation
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campaigns, whether on russia side or on the western side. that the effect of those campaigns. simply, people who listen to the news, watch the news, and who are on social media. i'm not convinced that they are quite as influenced by what we might call this information from our side. and you might very welcome this information from your site. i'm not convinced that people are quite as an uncritical, as people think they are. i'm not sure that they sit there so susceptible to dis information. and i think maybe it's time to stand back a little and relax a little and rely on people's common sense. and one more thing on this subject, i mean, we can go back to our t being the target of sanctions and threats most recently. specifically the removal of our t german's channel from youtube. how much of
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a role do you think that politics plays in decisions like those well, and politics always plays a role in practically every decision a. but what's interesting to me is that in a way, the removal of the german r t channel from, from youtube, that was quite a small thing to do. there are a lot, the bigger measures that can be taken. there was a time maybe 23 years ago when r t was under pressure in, in the u. k. and there were members of parliament and there was quite a movement to say that r t should be banned from broadcasting in the u. k. in the event, what happened? i think that r t was fined for some breach of the broadcasting regulations in the u. k. but it carried on broadcasting. there was no that there was no attempt to shut our tea down. and i think that's very important. it's as important in the u. k,
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as it is in germany. you want as many voices as possible out there, including to be criticized. so people can watch it and say, well, you know, they agree with it or they don't agree with it. but banning silencing an extra voice in the media, i think is a very it is a very negative thing to do and is in the end it's counterproductive. independent commentator, writer and broadcast are married to jesse, thanks a lot for joining us on the program and share sharing your input with us. thank you . the author of a bombshell dossier on the legit trump. russia collusion his standing by his claims while also admitting they may not be 100 percent true. former british by christopher steele has spoken out to the public for the 1st time. the document was compiled in 2016 and contained detailed allegations of a conspiracy between trump's associates and the kremlin. there were also some saucy details about donald trump,
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supposedly escapades in moscow hotel room. none of the allegations have been proven and the f. b, i later published heavily redacted pages showing the agency had paid steel for his work, but cut him off as a source. after he disclosed his u. s. intelligence links to a 3rd party. years later, there are still many unanswered questions regarding the steel report and how it came into being as r. t 's, maria, gassy, of reports. the steel dossier has been one of the most mocked derided but, but also talked about reports in modern political history. the spot being mostly dismissed as, as a work of fiction. it has just refused to die. and christopher steel is back again . hyping and defending. he's much maligned dossier. christopher still isn't. it isn't hero is he traitor. crisper steals a guy who picked to fight with 2 presidents, donald trump and vladimir, and he's lived to tell the tale,
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mind the spoilers. there aren't any new revelations or perverted details, as with the 1st doughty vis. todd chris tries to defend the doughty, the multiple falsehoods and inaccurate season. make believe miley tries, unprepared to accept that not everything in the dosier is 100 percent accurate. i have yet to be convinced that that is one of them. yes, he says there are some things that my daughter that are literally made up, but he sticks. it seems by the p tape. his allegation that the russians film donald trump with urinating prostitutes. and he has a stella argument to back it up, prove me wrong. he says, you tell him that no one's ever seen the staple heard of it and that he's the only source ad. well, that doesn't convince chris, it hasn't needed to be released because i think the russians felt they'd got pretty
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good value out of donald trump when he was president of the us. the most remarkable thing in my opinion, is what steal dossier supporters. a saying they can't defend the dos here itself. it's at so full of holes and lies. so they've come up with a different method. it was the russians who painted the dossier by purposefully feeding christopher steele disinformation. it's very likely that the russians planted dis, information in and demand other information that may have been truthful because that's exactly again the way that they operate. the victims of christopher steals reporting have also reacted michael cohen, who the dossier accused of secret meetings with a russians in europe. he had the f. b, i get involved. of course, they found no evidence of any such meetings ever taking place, but regardless mister co indeed react. he said that he was pleased that christopher
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steele had cruel that of the pop just long enough to make up a few more stories. i'm not too sure that everyone is as please abs crease. the once was quite enough. there is nothing groundbreaking in of course. he's being, he's being interviewed by a very sympathetic, a quote unquote journalist. 3rd stephanopoulos has been an operative for bill clinton in the democratic party. for a long time, although looking at the mainstream coverage, this sort of rehabilitation of christopher steel seems to be seems to be coming around. you have to scratch our heads even the f b. i stopped using him as a confidential human in form of because i found that he was too unreliable. i think one very important aspect is the collusion of the u. s. mainstream media in this they absolutely fell down their jobs were expected. someone like steal to be a liar. we expected the people that hired him to be pretty dodgy people. of course, that's the case. but we did, we, at least once, would expect. i would have expected the u. s. mainstream media,
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u. s. media have looked into some of these stories before reporting them as if they were fact. the editor of germany's best selling tabloid build has been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. the papers owners explained the move right after a story on julian wright celt appeared in the new york times. as the executive board has learned, julian reich held still fails to maintain a clear boundary between private and professional matters and has also been untruthful to the executive board in this regard. the executive board therefore considers the termination of his office to be unavoidable yearly and as i helped woke up on monday morning is probably the most powerful newspaper in all of europe . by tuesday morning he had been dismissed from his role as the editor in chief of germany's most read tabloid newspaper build. now it came about following claims that he had exploited his position of power in order to conduct sexual
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relationships with junior employees. this all came to light in an investigation and a publication by the new york times. perhaps one of the reasons why this happened in the united states is that the spring, a group, a parent company for bills that runs build as well as all the media outlets across germany in europe. well, they branching out into the united states and just the summer spend $1000000000.00 buying politico, so they put themselves more on the, the radar of us publications. it's interesting bit, despite some of the allegations that have come out claims that there was a hostile environment for women in the build news room. one of the quotes that's used is from a woman who said that she had a sexual relationship with mr. i held and says that that's how it goes. it, bill, both that sleep with the boss, get the better jobs of despite all about coming out. the 1st reaction from spring a group, the media joined that runs build is to say,
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we're going to find out who leak done. and we're going to see them. the company as taking legal action against 3rd parties who attempted to influence and instrumental eyes, the spring compliance investigation by unlawful means, evidently with the aim of removing julian wright helped from office, as well as damaging bills and axel spring up. now, there had been an internal investigation into the conduct of mister i held earlier this year, and it's from that internal investigation. and a lot of these documents have been leaked to the press. the allegations made against mr. i helped with that he carried out sexual relationships, the abused his power in order to conduct those sexual relationships. and that he'd use drugs on company property. they decided following not internal investigation, not to dismiss. they still held from his job. obviously they've changed their mind now in terms of response from the former editor of bill t has issued a short statement in which he said, what i blame myself for is that i have heard people. i was in charge of,
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however hops. what is the most interesting thing to come out of this and it doesn't paint the german media in a particularly good light is that the soul could come to light a long time ago. in fact, there were 2 previous investigations that were crushed. now what is being revealed by the new york times is that these investigations had gotten to the stage whereby both mister light has and the access spring, a group had been confronted with what had been found out. and then the inferences that at that point, pressure being placed on the, the publishes that were in charge of those carrying out the investigation and got the journalist to kill the story. the fact that it took a foreign publication to make this, all public hasn't gone down particularly well here in germany. but the genie is out of the bustle now as it were when it comes to the practices in the.

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