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clear, wants to set in stone, yes, rest of the european union is moving and britain shouldn't be prejudice by retaining the pounds. really, to summarize that is where we stand, you will protect it, britain will protect its place. >> how do you address the issue of smaller countries like spain and greece and others becoming step children and useful tools for germans? >> i think i guess we have to protect our interests, being blunt about it.
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>> you would a admit germany benefits from the euro? >> if we are to think of this, one of the great advantages, you said at the start, what is the difference between united states, europe, britain? i think the things bear in mind what made the dollar a success in the united states built on true political union. people in the united states have realized there is a fundamental agreement all americans have taken. >> the economies aren't the same across all 50 states. >> there is no confusion on identity of who we are, what we represent. currency can phase your problem. >> that is why a lot of people believe european union cannot just say this is just an nice economic tool. it has to be strengthened by greater political union.
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in the united states, richer states subsidize the poor states, accept they are subsidizing because this is about the united states. it is about a single country indevisible. richer countries will have to accept. there are poorer members, weaker members. >> hold on, we'll be back, we are in europe, baby.
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>> armstrong: sarah grant from the joint counsel of welfare immigrant. continuing with dr. lindsey, you can tell that is the topic, richard burnett. before we get to asara, how is it that you guys, seems like the british economy was tanking, super inflation, banking out of control, credit ratings, how did you turn it around? >> i guess by putting controls in place, measures in place, you know, desperately needed. as we have talked about, banking
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system out of control. >> you were able to get your spending out of control? >> exactly. >> armstrong: you were able to cut social program? that is unprecedented. >> yes. let's not forget it has come at a price. there are a lot of programs that have been cut desperately needed by people. i know treading on serious territory here, a lot of people in the united states feel very, very unhappy or very suspicious of what you call socialized health care. for example here in britain, this is truly regarding a true national treasure. we have seen cuts there. we have seen this effect we have seen many people disadvantaged. government is saying look, we have to cut back on benefits, introducing measures in order to
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judge this. rates of suicide amongst those, it is a real problem, social element, too. i think we can understand, look, we do need to make sure we keep it in track. tax payors, make sure the money is going where it is most needed. we have to recognize a lot of austerity comes at a high social price. this is effecting a lot of programs which is important. i am lucky where i live. i have a disabled son. we get fantastic advantages in this country. united states is the place to be with research. to see, also, how parents who are facing the same problem in the united states, this is bankrupting them. we don't have that fear. it is about bearing in mind, certain elements in all this austerity, many are paying a
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high price for. >> armstrong: sarah, how are these measures impacting immigration challenges in this country? >> significantly. austerity means times are tough for everybody, who do you blame? you blame the immigrants, it is an easy thing to do. it has made a huge difference in terms of how as a nation, how we talk about immigration, how our politics evolve. it is interesting to hear what we are talking about our wonderful nhs system, others and are working are migrants, they fuel our economy. migration is vital to this country. we have come out of austerity because of it. social services depend u upon i. yet we do scapegoat them. >> armstrong: isn't it a fact
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anyone at the bottom rung of the ladder and those that arrive last bear the brunt more than anyone else? it is nothe measures, that is the impact it has when the measures are put in place. in many regards, these cuts are necessary. >> we have had to make difficult choices, they are necessary. that is a separate thing, how we deal with our economic situation is completely diffent. >> armstrong: how do you balance out the immigration crisis with the cuts necessary and uplift them in the process? >> main thing is insure we don't coflat the two issues and keep them separate. people who are an asset to this country need to be treated as such, respected and have full
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respects. >> armstrong: seems as though you are alleging something else. >> w just had immigration act passed to create a hostile environment for those illegally in the united kingdom. >> armstrong: make them think twice about coming? >> absolutely. >> we are now going through an immigration bill going through parliament to increase that hostile environment. >> armstrong: you think their goal is to create a hostile environment? >> absolutely. our home secretary on record saying it for illegal migrants. however as we have shown organization has done a lot of work on measuring the legislation, impact isn't all migrant, even those legitimately here, black ethnic minority
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background, you are impacted negativity. >> armstrong: you are saying it is sinister? >> wasn't well thought out. >> i am hearing it, there are two sides to every story. from my perfective, i believe there is a place for migration and demonstrated that where the economy does need to help support where we haven't gotten labor in the uk. there is a real mix going back to what we talked about about before, migrant side, highly educated, engineers, doctors solicitors, this isn't the stereo typical migrant everybody would think about that can give value. illegal migrants and more from my perspective, it is about the measures iran protecting the people i represent that are in the front line of migrants that
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are aggressive that want to use violence to enter the uk illegally. that is not right. for me, we need to make sure we have the appropriate measures to support making sure that doesn't happen. >> armstrong: we are going to take a -- fascinating conversation, things are not what they always are perceed as being. sometimes they are, we'll be back.
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>> armstrong: it is elelectrifyg in the stutudio, we have sarah gran dr. james lisey, speciaialist of eupean studies at the london school of economomics, lt and not ast, richchard burnett director of t holice asassociation. you wantedo a before the break. >> we have to be cle about migration, i you look at the wayy it t is developed in this untry, you have a group who just don't like having non-white faces in this country. if we are going to be really honest, they realized they couldn't open up the debabate.
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let's say it isbout polls and slow backs. it has bee hacked in the immediate yoo. we -- vast majority integrate very,ery well indeed. is incredible t see. we have all these migrant communities and i think this is the danger, we are losing all of this and with the eu referendum cocoming, immigrationront and center of that debate.. this is going to become very,
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very nasty element othe wideder discussion with the europeaean union. >> armstrong: hocan you say ththe uk has bias against people whare brown skin whehen y look at the people of the uk the sacrifices theyy ke, welcomi exnding their home community, to make sure people have a better way of life. >> i donon't say that about british people at all. am onef those. have a culture of welcoming people, fair play of lerance. what we are talking about are several complicated issues all converging together. we have a political agendada th is trying to cut migration. we have seen it over the last five yeaears we are puttingng i place policies to reduce numbers. that doesn't work.
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net migration has increased. that doesn't rk. that is demand and supply and free movement. we are an inteonnected global world. as a r result we have policies place that have been impacting several cities and british citizens that doesn't earn 18,600 pounds cannot bring n eueu husbandr wife to live e in the uk. > armstrong: is that unreasonable? >> no. >> you wouldn'tant to be a burden of the state. oldules absolutely underlined that. this is not about not being a burden to the state. this is about earning threshold almost half our country do not earn, 18,600
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pounds in the uk is not a salary 47% of thisountry cannot afford to bring foreign spouse into the country. would you want to choose exile or living with your spouse? we have to be carefeful how we package what we are doing, rhetoric, our policies and what is the impact on the british values we advocate? we believe in welcoming people. we have humanitian cris. >> armrmstrong: we are here to leararn, hopefully when we come baback we'll have more tie. we'll see, we'll be back.
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>> armstrong: we have a deep connection, richard, this is an education. final thoughts? >> i think it has been an education for me listening to the statistics we talked aboutu about today. highly complicated problem. this is not a problem that is going to go away. it is not a problem fixed eitherly. ether. >> i think the united states needs to look at europe, this is about building a political project of unity, of peace, working together. i think we have a lot to learn from the united states on this, also u.s. take a look and look at us as the jurniors. >> we have a humanitarian crises
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unfolding. every country, uk, u.s. and rest of europe have a part to play. we cannot simply turn our back on it. syrian refugees are on europe's doorstep. u.s. is in the same step as the uk. we cannot forget humanity. >> armstrong: progress has been made? >> absolutely. we should be setting the tone for the uk and u.s. we are not doing that right now. >> armstrong: i would like to thank all of our guests for their extraordinary contribution to the education of not only america, people all around the world where this show airs, sky news and my executive producer and care that made it possible and scott news, thanknk you on behalf o of armstrorong williia,
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." it's all over for the blizzard of 2016. there's no more snow in the forecast for now. but there's plenty of clean-up ahead. in particular in washington and baltimore. federal offices in d.c. closed today. >> officially, washington got a little more than half as much snow as baltimore because the national weather service snow measuring device at the airport stopped working. it was buried by all the snow, full coverage straight ahead. and american airlines flight from miami to milan, italy forced to make an emergency landing in canada overnight after severe turk lens. an airline spokesperson says the injuries are not life-threatening. and it will be denver versus
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carolina at super bowl 50. the panthers rolled over the arizona cardinals, 49-15 for the nfc title. the broncos held off the new england patriots 20-18. those are some of our top stories on this monday, january 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> feel as cold inside as it does outside. >> that's because it's a reflection of your heart. >> i have a cold heart? >> yes. >> oh. >> sorry. >> that is -- started the show on a negative note. >> well, but it is kind of cold in here. i mean, karen is like bundled up back there. >> if you notice in the back, most of the producers have ski jackets. >> exactly. and gloves. >> there you go. we're going to talk about the blizzard of 2016. it really brought the eastern seaboard to a standstill. residents from virginia to massachusetts cleaning up this morning. the hardest cities appear to be washington and baltimore.
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>> private vehicle travel is restricted and limited mass transit service. new york and philadelphia doing much better by the way. to recap, all federal offices in washington, d.c. are closed today. schools in the d.c., baltimore and philadelphia areas and many surrounding communities also have a snow day. amtrak is running today but on a modified schedule. and if you're hoping to fly somewhere, call your airline check the flight status. >> it's too early to assess the full economic impact of the storm but estimates put it at $500 million to $850 million in lost productivity. leisure businesses like hotels and restaurants, even tourist attractions completely lost the weekend. retailers did, too. but may have made up some of the difference as people prepared for the storm. state and local governments are spending almost millions of dollars just on the clean-up alone. so there were a number of building collapses caused by the heavy snow and high winds including this, the washington redskins practice facility in northern virginia. it deflated.
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the team says it will reinflate the facility when conditions improve. we're going to get more now on the blizzard of 2016 from you abc's ray raimundi. >> millions of americans digging out from all that snow. a bird' eye view from this drone flying high above baltimore, providing a snapshot of the monstrosity of snowy literally crippled the mid-atlantic and major northeast cities. western pennsylvania feeling the effects of the winter wallop as authorities scrambled to reopen a section of the pennsylvania turnpike near pittsburgh where hundreds of vehicles were left stranded. new jersey also getting slammed. the major issue? flooding. chunks of ice and feet of water lined the streets as many homes where is submerged underwater. tragedy also striking after a mom and young son are killed by carbon monoxide. >> and i try, i try, my nephew try, try. and the paramedic try, try.
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so. >> in maryland, a celebration after a couple was forced to make a special delivery of this healthy 7-pound baby named hanna inside of their home after they were buried inside. >> happy birthday. >> yeah. >> reporter: and in new york, a ghost town at one of the city's busiest transportation hubs. penn station almost empty. cancellations all over the boards. >> i do not remember it ever looking this empty. i just took a picture of it myself because i want to remember how empty it is. >> reporter: so the good news, forecasters are expecting temperatures to rise here throughout the northeast. but the bad news is, that means all the snow will be melting which can cause flooding and which can cause black rice on the roadways when the temperature drops at night. we do know schools here in new york city are expected to be open on monday morning but many other schools across the northeast will remain closed. reena, kendis, back to you. >> our thanks to ray there. we'll turn our focus to another story we're following this morning, a developing one from
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southern california. a manhunt under way after three dangerous inmates escaped from jail. the orange county sheriff's department says the three men managed to get tools and cut through steel bars. they then got to the roof and repelled down. the mother of the youngest inmate, jonathan thieu appealed to her son to turn himself in. jonathan, i miss you, honey. i want you to -- i want my son back, jonathan, please. >> the sheriff's office says all three men are considered dangerous. the reward for their capture has grown to $50,000. >> a shoot-out at a mississippi gunshop left the owner and his son dead. the sheriff in pearl river county says the pair got into an argument over $25 service charge with two customers who also happened to be father and son. afterwards where are exchanged, shooting broke out. no charges have been filed. >> a planned community meeting over the ta

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