Living a lie
2 sep. 2022
The following December, Boris Johnson won the biggest Conservative victory since Margaret Thatcher swept to power in 1987. Newsnight reflects on the recent meteoric rise, and spectacular fall of the man.
Was he entirely the architect of his own misfortune, or is that wide of the mark? The chronicler of Prime Ministers, Michael Cockerell, famously charted Boris Johnson’s journey to the top in a landmark documentary almost a decade ago.
As we enter the final days of the Johnson era Newsnight asked him to update the story and assess the prime minister’s fall and legacy.
Produced by Louis Harris-White
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The British prime minister held on for as long as he could.
But a series of scandals, followed by a mutiny, and then a domino of resignations has left him with no other choice than to step down from what he calls, ‘the best job in the world’.
Who will replace him?
And what kind of leadership does the UK need at this time?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Jo-Anne Nadler, political commentator and former media adviser for the Conservative Party
Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London
Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics at the University of Kent
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When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar faces.
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This session will look at – and seek to explain – the British obsession with cover-ups and whitewashes, as evidenced in recent years by farcical and less-than-honest inquiries into matters such as phone-hacking, Hillsborough, and Jimmy Savile and a prevailing attitude of ‘protect the establishment at all costs’.
It will also look at the hypocrisy of British politicians who claim to advocate transparency and integrity, particularly for offshore financial centres, while practicing secrecy and deceit.
Presented by: NICK KOCHAN, Journalist & Author (London)
Recorded on November 24, 2015 during The OffshoreAlert Conference in London at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel.
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. With over 17,000 islands, 700 languages, and 249 million people, Indonesia is truly an improbable nation. In this talk, Elizabeth explores what holds this country together and the unique role of corruption and patronage.
Elizabeth Pisani eats dog for dinner. She also argues with local politicians about corruption and idleness. The result of a “just say yes” rule she adopted for 2012, when she travelled 23,000 kilometers by boat, bus and motorbike through Indonesia. It’s a country that has fascinated and maddened her since she first lived there over two decades ago. Her book Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, is a clear-eyed, though not unsympathetic, portrait of a complex and contradictory land.
In her day job Elizabeth studies risky behavior (when not engaging in it herself). She has a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and other degrees in Classical Chinese and Medical Demography. In a previous life, she was a political correspondent for Reuters and The Economist, covering stock markets, revolutions, and the messy end to the occupation of Tiananmen Square.
She has lived in a dozen countries and can flirt at a bar in several languages, including Indonesian.
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18 aug. 2015
Over 2,700 people gathered in central London for the Marxism 2015 festival last weekend. They included striking
workers, students, campaigners and socialists from across the globe.
Up to 900 people attended the opening rally. Amy Leather from the central committee of the Socialist Workers
Party (SWP) said, “The theme of Marxism is ideas for revolution—we need to make those ideas a reality.”
Events in Greece dominated the event (see below).
Several meetings discussed struggle and austerity in Britain.
At a meeting on class Joseph Choonara argued that people feel more precarious than they are and that the working
class can transform society.
A debate on why there are so few strikes in Britain looked at whether there has been a structural change in the
working class. Some argued that focusing only on structural changes could miss underlying shifts in workers’ mood
Bfawu union president Ian Hodson spoke in one session, along with striking Glasgow homelessness caseworkers and
two sacked porters from Sotheby’s.
There was a live link-up with a US McDonald’s worker. Members of Glasgow socialist choir—Unite, Fight, Sing—
finished the meeting with a song from the US fast food strikers’ picket lines.
The Glasgow strikers raised around £1,000 for their strike fund over the weekend.
Fighting racism was a big theme.
Hassan Mahamdallie spoke on the frightening rise in state Islamophobia.
Veteran anti-racist Darcus Howe launched his memoirs at the event. Diane Abbott MP discussed how to take on
racism with Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism.
It was standing room only in a meeting on how socialists should vote in the European Union referendum.
Some argued for a Yes vote because racists and Ukip are likely to dominate the No campaign.
Others said socialists shouldn’t abandon the No side to the racists—and said some on the Yes side would also use
A meeting on why Labour lost saw a discussion on how socialists should respond to Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy for
Other meetings debated the nature of Zionism, women’s oppression and the Green Party. Many service users
discussed their experiences at a meeting on Marxism and mental health.
Several meetings debated how Marxist theory applies today. Others linked theory with struggles—such as how the
school system fails children.
Socialists and activists spoke from Turkey, Bahrain, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Egypt, Syria and Ukraine.
A meeting on revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt grappled with the crushing of the hopes of 2011. People
called for protests when Egyptian dictator El-Sisi visits Britain.
There were a number of meetings on Palestine, including one on the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
Some 70 students met for a picnic on Friday afternoon.
Many were at Marxism for the first time, including Iona from Brighton University.
She told Socialist Worker, “I came because I want to get more politically active. There’s no other event like
this—I love it.”
Greece—the big debate
Socialists from Greece spoke about the struggle there and debated the best way to take it forward.
Stathis Kouvelakis from the central committee of Syriza, the left party in government in Greece, debated Alex
Callinicos on Saturday.
This followed Syriza passing an austerity deal through the Greek parliament.
Stathis argued that there had been a “failure of political strategy” in Greece.
Alex stressed that this was not the end of the battle and said the mass mobilisation of workers pointed to the
Panos Garganas, editor of the Workers’ Solidarity newspaper in Greece, spoke from the floor.
He said, “The game is not over. But we have discovered the referee is against us.”
He said Syriza had made the mistake of thinking it could make the bosses see reason.
“We’ve used the ballot box,” he said.
“Now we have to use workers’ power in the workplace.”
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How much would you pay for diplomatic immunity? The trade in Caribbean diplomatic passports has become a magnet for wealthy foreigners, corrupt businessmen and criminals from around the world. Al Jazeera exposes two prime ministers who are complicit in the deals. The investigation reveals details of how an oil smuggler, turned ambassador, turned international fugitive bought his way into the diplomatic class. Investigators go undercover to reveal the inner-workings of a secret system: to find out how much it costs and what it takes to purchase what’s become the ultimate luxury item; a diplomatic passport.
40:18 – [Correction] Syrian businessman Moudar Al Assad is the cousin of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and not his nephew.
17:59 Photo of Francesco Corallo courtesy of Curacao Chronicle
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Old woman steals businessman’s car and runs off leaving her new accomplices in some trouble. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!
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