Bratislava Christmas Market


Hi guys! I’m in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can see my breath. I am wearing two coats. The conditions are perfect for the Christmas Market
where I am right now. This is my first time in Slovakia and I’ve already been very charmed
by Bratislava, I have to say. Now it’s nighttime. All of the twinkle lights are on
and the thing to do here is to eat, so that’s what I’m going to do. Yoohoo! Hello! Hello! These are my new friends. The nicest people
just served me this Slovakian dessert. I’m going to butcher this but it’s tredlník. Something like that. Tredlník. Tredlník. Tredlník. Ok. Is that sort of right? Yes, sort of right. It’s still steaming. Like they really just took it off the fire
and it’s warming my hands to hold it and it’s sweet dough in a roll and he said
that it has a mix of things on the outside, so sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and walnut flavours. It smells incredibly good and it’s still warm
and I just want to eat it right now. Oh, that’s so good. I got sugar all over my lips. It’s like a sugar scrub. Oh, maybe you’re supposed to eat it like this. Oh! That looks less messy. It’s spring-loaded dessert. This is called a lokse, I think. I think I’m saying that right
and they look like crepes. It’s like a rolled crepe
and they’re both sweet and savoury. There were a whole bunch of sweet ones
but I actually decided to go for a cheese one. I asked her which kind was traditional
‘cause usually I would try that, but when she said it was chicken liver
I decided to go for something else. So they had all these different kinds of cheese. Sheep cheese? Or smoked cheese? Or blue cheese? I’m just going to go for it. Oh it’s good. It tastes really similar to a crepe
but a bit more, like, potato-y. It’s like the same taste
as a potato-cheese pierogi except in a roll. And I love pierogis. I have no idea how to say the name of this. But I asked him to put something together
that would taste good and was kind of traditional. So this is a bun filled with smoked sheep’s cheese
which they then burned with their hot grill there, along with grilled onions and cranberry sauce. He said the most traditional is to get, like,
pork or chicken on a bun with onions and mustard but I wanted to go for something a little bit different. I have no idea what it’s going to taste like
but I like all of these ingredients, so I guess we’ll find out. Aw I only got cranberry. Oh! That – unlike the lokse earlier that looked like a crepe – that was smoked cheese too
but it didn’t really taste smoky. This tastes smoked for sure and I love cheese. The saltiness of cheese
with the sweetness of the cranberry and the crunch of the bread
I can barely taste the onion yet but this is good. I decided to go for another sweet dessert. This is called Bratislavarósky –
I’m working on my Slovak – and it’s not just a Christmastime kind of thing. They eat it all year ‘round but he said
it’s delicious and very, very traditional. So they have them with poppy seeds and with nuts
and he recommended that I try the one with nuts. So I am going to – oh, it’s actually really dense. I thought ti was going to be soft
but it feels really dense. Look at the shape. C for Christmas. Aw that does not taste at all
like I thought it was going to. It has a shortbread consistency. I was expecting…
it kind of looks like a pretzel, so I kind of thought it was going to taste like a pretzel. Not at all. It’s really flaky and it has a shortbread taste. It absolutely tastes nothing
like I expected it to, which is good. That’s why we try food, right? K occupational hazard –
I have crumbs all up in my scarf. Sorry. I keep seeing people carrying these glasses around,
which is the thing you have to have in your hand at any Christmas Market anywhere in the world
so I need to go find something. There’s punch, there’s wine, there’s red currant stuff. So I need to find something hot and good. Also, the people in Slovakia are so nice. I’ve been talking with so many people at this market,
asking so many questions – are they sweet or savoury? – and everyone is so friendly and nice. It feels so Christmassy. Everybody seems to be drinking punch
so I got one that’s called a Snow Punch. It’s white wine with rum. It’s all steaming and very cozy looking. I’m going to end the vlog here so I hope that you guys enjoyed seeing
the Christmas Market here in Bratislava, Slovakia. Share the video. If you liked it, give it a thumbs up. Leave me a comment down below
and I’ll see you in the next one. Bye!

Germany #7 – Work permit (NAPISY PL)


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Haarlem, Netherlands weekly outdoor food market


It’s Saturday morning in the Dutch city of
Haarlem and the open market is in full bloom. It’s one of the larger and more lively market
squares in all of the Netherlands. Market day in a European city is generally
a lot of fun. You get a chance to mingle around with the
locals then have a look at the produce, and the cheese and the fruits and different clothing
items for sale, participating like a resident – and maybe you’ll find something good to
eat. It’s no surprise this big event is at the
central market square right in the middle of town next to the big church. On the map you’ll see the network of streets
in the old town, that was shown you in another movie and today we will focus on the market
square, right in the center. When traveling it’s not always easy to strike
up conversations with the locals but on market day everybody is ready to talk, so by all
means have some chats with the vendors. So what’s going on here? This is the market, every Saturday from 9-to-5. We have a lot of stuff here. You can buy fresh flowers, fresh fish, fresh
meat, fresh chicken, fresh potatoes. You can have anything you like. We have nice vegetables, food, that you can
eat it right away – very much fun. And it’s a good place to work. To work. Yes it’s a good place, it’s fun. We have nice buildings around us, and there
are nice restaurants, lots of people, all over the world, it’s nice. Yeah. We have them from America, from Canada, from
Australia, from France, from Germany, so. So it’s a real social place too. Yes definitely, definitely. A lot of conversation, also yes, strangers
meeting, also, and the people are coming from everywhere. They know this. They come. And it’s right next to the big church. The big church, you can go inside, it’s very
nice. And what are you selling here? We’re selling wool. From Holland? Yes, Dutch wool. It’s cold in the winter? Well we have Dutch winters – they’re not
that cold anymore, but. And I have some customers over there so I
am going on, thank you very much. Thank you. Bye-bye. Bye-bye. You’ll find clothing for sale as well, and
some hardware and other kinds of miscellaneous gadgets including a nice variety of bicycle
seats. The Dutch love flowers and are major world
suppliers but nothing is more Dutch than cheese. Is this cheese from Holland? Yeah it’s almost everything is from Holland
except this one and this one. The rest is from Holland. Every cheese is different. Goat cheese, farmer cheese. And how many kinds of cheese, how many varieties? 30, 30 kinds of cheese I think. You want some? Maybe a taste. Yeah. We’ve got some cheese from the farm and those
are raw, from raw milk. Not pasteurized? Not pasteurized, yeah. Like that one. So, raw? It’s okay? Try it, yes, sure. Not dangerous? Ha ha. Creamy and spicy. So it’s not pasteurized? No, no, it’s raw milk, raw milk, yeah, handmade
by farmers. In America raw milk cheese is legal but not
so common. It is required to be aged for 60 days out
of some health concerns but many argue that raw milk cheeses are more delicious than pasteurized
cheese with a spunkier, more natural and exciting flavor. Located in the middle of Europe and also being
very open-minded, the Dutch like cheese from other countries as well. No Dutch cheese. From France, Italy, Spain, Portugal. Oh all over Europe, no Holland. No Holland cheese, no. Aha. Pecorino with truffles, yeah. That’s a very exclusive cheese. Of course the heart and soul of any open market
is the produce, the vegetables, especially fresh and locally grown – a lot better than
frozen food from a supermarket. What is this? All organic food. We have all vegetables, organic, so very healthy. Where is it from? All in Holland at the moment. Most of the things are from Holland. Aha. Still, yeah. Holland? Is it the Netherlands or do you just say Holland
when you talk about your country? Netherlands, Nederland, Nederland, yeah. OK how much is that? 4.50 please. A bag of nuts is one of my favorites. OK. Have a nice day. One of the most fascinating elements of Dutch
culture are the bicycles, they’re everywhere. It seems like everybody has a bicycle, or
if you’re a tiny toddler you are on the front seat or the back seat or maybe in a little
cart that’s attached to the bicycle. It’s endlessly entertaining to watch the variety
of bicycles go by. Sometimes it’s like little pickup truck with
capacity for cargo and a baby. This clever lady gives her dog a workout and
gets pulled along on a free ride – notice she’s not pedaling. Somehow each bicycle is unique, and these
carts and carriages seem unusual to visitors from America but this is perfectly normal
here. Actually it’s a great way to get around of
course. And here’s how you load two frisky little
kids into the cart. Notice there is a front seat for the little
girl and a backseat for big brother, and room for cargo with a handheld loaf of bread. Get their shoes on, secure them in place and
push them along, get ready for the journey. It’s a normal daily routine. I have a theory that one reason that Dutch
are generally smart and sociable and outgoing and alert is they grew up on the front seat
of a bicycle with their eyes open and seeing the world spin by them. A very stimulating and daily experience instead
of being trapped into the backseat of a car as we do in many other cultures. The typical Dutch bicycle is very efficient,
with just one-speed direct chain drive, with no loss of energy, unlike fancier bikes with
multiple gears and derailleurs adding some friction and resistance. Another favorite item of mine are the breads,
the incredible dark and rich and heavy breads, with lots of seeds, and varieties, and textures. And you find this kind of good wholesome bread
throughout northern Europe – in Germany certainly, and Scandinavia which bears many
similarities to the Netherlands. And here we have fresh bread. Some of that’s actually baked right on the
spot, the some of these counters have brought along their ovens and so they can waft that
wonderful odor of fresh-baked bread out to lure you in and buy a loaf or two. Pick up some cheese to go with it and you’ve
got yourself an instant meal, maybe a picnic lunch or even dinner. If you don’t find anything to eat at the market
there are a number of cafés all around the market. There’s a beautiful corner bar here – people
kicking back watching the parade of people going by, having a drink or having a meal. It’s a perfect spot for a break before plunging
back into the market. And there’s always some kind of opportunity
for free samples so don’t be shy, they want to give it away to entice you to buy, for
example these wonderful olives. Where are the olives from? From everywhere, from the Mediterranean. Oh really? So variation of I think maybe 10 countries. Wow. The buildings all around the market square
are beautiful and historic. Most of them date back to the 1600s. You’ve got the old meat market, you’ve got
the weighing house, the City Hall, and the big church, the Grote Kerk, there is an archaeology
museum and some former residences of the nobles. You’ve got the visitor information office
here so stop in for some free maps and advice. Haarlem has a long history as an important
market town as far back as the 14th century when it was in its heyday. It was collecting tolls on the canal. It was a larger city than Amsterdam, and then
later in the 17th century it reached its cultural peak with artists such as Franz Hals living
here and creating many great masterpieces. It’s long been the capital of tulip cultivation
with the famous flower fields nearby in Keukenhoff and, even today it’s a major producer of a
variety of flowers. Well you can see how much fun this market
is but you’ve got to be here on a Saturday to catch all of this action. So if you can possibly arrange your schedule,
if you’re staying in Amsterdam and you’re around on a weekend, by all means come on
over to Haarlem and have a walk around the market and then see the rest of town. We have more movies about Haarlem so be sure
to have a look at our YouTube channel and subscribe so you can be notified about all
of our recent uploads. We’ve also got a series of films about the
Netherlands covering many of the highlights of this beautiful country, stay tuned.

Christmas Market in Wrocław, Poland


We love Christmas in Poland! Hey guys! I’m here at the Christmas Market in Wrocław, Poland. This market is enormous. There are so many things to see, lights everywhere,
so I’m going to wander around and see what I can find. Hello! How are you? Welcome to Wrocław. The market here in Wrocław feels like a carnival
and there are actual rides that you can go on. This is Santa with his sleigh. You can get on a sleigh with reindeer
so that’s what Marc and I are going to get on right now. That was so much fun. That was so fun. I didn’t think it would be that much fun actually
‘cause it doesn’t look like that big a ride. But it was really sweet and you got a good view and there was a pedal where you
could control how high you were. That was my favourite part. I just put the pedal to the metal the whole time. Obviously I knew you’d like that. I loved that. I wanted to tell you about
my favourite Polish Christmas traditions that I found out about since arriving here in Poland and they all revolve around Christmas dinner, which here in Poland
happens on Christmas Eve, December 24th. And the first thing that I love about it
is actually to do with how and when they start the meal. So on Christmas Eve they don’t start eating
until the first star appears in the night sky. How lovely is that? It’s so poetic. They also eat twelve courses –
twelve different dishes – and that goes back to the twelve Apostles
or the twelve months of the year. Nobody seems to be quite sure but it’s one of those. They also set an extra place setting
at their table for Christmas dinner. No matter how many people you have invited, every household sets an extra place with an extra chair in case somebody comes in at the last minute, or knocks on the door looking for somewhere to eat,
you already have a place there waiting for them. And it’s meant to signify welcoming and inclusivity
and I think it’s just a really nice idea. Just came across something
I’ve never seen at a Christmas Market before. At first I didn’t know what it was
but there are these little huts or booths and you put coins in and the curtains open like a stage and there are these little puppets –
kind of animatronic-type puppets that move around and there’s this narrator telling you the story
of all these different fairy tales. So they have Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella,
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the most popular by far was Hansel and Gretel
and it’s very charming and I feel like it just really
complements this Christmas Market. Is this the small and the large? Yes. Small and… Ok. May I have one small please? Thank you. We found a stand selling mini Polish donuts
or paczki – hope I’m saying that right. These are the miniature version. They’re fried bread with a filling inside
and this is a small, if you can believe that. They had a size bigger than this and I asked what was a good flavour to get on top and so she said the berry syrup she put all over
was really good with, of course, powdered sugar. So I got two forks so that Marc and I can share
but, Marc, do you mind if I have a bite? Dig in. All right. That is definitely a treat. It’s definitely fried. There’s no filling inside so maybe the filling
is on the outside with this berry stuff. It has a nice crunch. The powdered sugar is kind of a nice look. Yeah, you like that? It kind of looks like snow. You know what – I probably have powdered sugar
all over me too and I don’t even know. I think I just inhaled powdered sugar. Say cheese! Cheese! Cheese! If you want to stay an extra night I found a great place. I’m in. How much is the rent? I don’t know but it’s very close to the Christmas Market. Great location. A bit cold but… Hello from the Polar Express! I absolutely love the Christmas Market in Poland. We’re going to keep riding this train. Hope you guys enjoyed this video. If you did, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up. Subscribe if you haven’t already
and we’ll see you in our next video! Bye!

Michael Gove: The UK is ready for no-deal Brexit, despite challenges


Of course no deal will bring challenges I have been open about that today as I have
been in the past It’s not my preferred outcome nor the governments,
we want a good deal. But whatever challenges no deal may create
in the short term, and they are significant, these can and will be overcome. Far worse than the disruption of no deal would
be the damage to democracy caused by dishonouring the referendum result. 17.4 million people voted to leave many of them turning up to vote for the first
time in their lives. They voted to ensure the laws by which we
are governed as set by the politicians in this place whom they elect. They voted for a fairer migration system which
attracts the brightest and the best. They voted to end vast financial contributions
to the EU budget and instead invest in the people’s priorities Such as the NHS and our brave police service. That is what the British people voted for
and that is what this government will deliver and I commend this statement to the house.

Michel Barnier says a Brexit deal is ‘difficult but possible’


Same procedure as
every week. I will debrief
the Brexit steering group and this afternoon
in the plenary I will be on the side
of President Juncker. In any case,
the EU will remain calm, vigilant, respectful
respectful and constructive.
The technical talks continue,
and I am invited for a working lunch
with Steve Barclay tomorrow. That’s all, thank you very much.
– Is a deal still possible? I think a deal is possible,
and very difficult but possible.

EU to put retaliatory tariffs on US


BRING IN UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ECONOMIST PETER MORICI. PETER WE TALK ABOUT THE SPECIFICS WHAT WOULD BE IMPACT FOR THE AMERICAN CONSUMER AND BUSINESS OWNER BUT THE LARGER PICTURE HERE, HOW DANGEROUS A TAKE, THE ROAD THAT WE’RE ON NOW BETWEEN CHINA AND CANADA AND MEXICO AND NOW THE EU, WITH THESE TRADE WARS, MULTIPLE TRADE WARS?>>YOU HAVE TO TAKE THEM ONE AT A TIME. WITH REGARD TO THE EU, THE SUBSIDIES TO AIRBUS BASICALLY PUT McDONNELL DOUGLAS OUT OF BUSINESS AND LOCKHEED MARTIN OUT COMMERCIAL WIDE BODY AVIATION BUSINESS. WE USED TO HAVE 2 1/2 MANUFACTURERS AND ONLY ONE WITH AIRBUS ON THE OTHER SIDE. THESE ARE LEGAL. THE WTO PROVIDE FOR THEM. WHEN WE PROVIDE SUBSIDIES THE EU HAS TAKEN US TO COURT AT WTO AND WON. EITHER WE HAD TO REMOVE THEM WHICH EU REFUSED TO DO OR WE WOULD BE HIT WITH THE TARIFFS. THEY’RE DESIGNED TO LEVEL UP THE PLAYING FIELD. SO THEY’RE PERFECTLY LEGAL. THIS ISN’T LIKE DONALD GETTING UP SAYING THIS IS NATIONAL SECURITY THING, THEY’RE NOT TREATING ME FAIRLY SO I’M PUTTING 30% ON CARS. CHERYL: THEY WILL PUT RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US. WHAT IS INTERESTING, ACTUALLY THE UK IS A MAJOR PORT OF ENTRY FOR AMERICAN PRODUCTS GOING TO EUROPE. I’M THINKING ABOUT CARMAKERS. BANKS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS. A LOT OF U.S. DRUG COMPANIES AFFECTED BY THIS EUROPE IS A PLACE WHERE AMERICAN COMPANIES EXPORT. THAT IS ANOTHER PIECE OF THIS, COULD BE DANGEROUS IF THE EUROPEANS RETALIATE AGAINST US?>>IF THEY RETALIATE THEY’RE BREAKING THE RULES. THE WTO SPECIFICALLY PROVIDES THIS AS A REMEDY TO THE UNITED STATES. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS ILLEGAL. WHAT THE EU IS DOING IS ILLEGAL. THEY KEEP CALLING TRUMP A RENEGADE AND WORSE. AND MUCH WORSE. IN THIS CASE HE IS FOLLOWING THE RULES AND THEY ARE NOT. THE SAME THING WITH THE DUMPING DUTIES ON CABINETS. CHERYL: I DO WANT — WHILE I HAVE YOU, YOU ARE AN ECONOMIST, REALLY QUICK. WE’VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF PRETTY WEAK MANUFACTURING DATA, SERVICE SECTOR DATA, THOUGHTS ON WEAK NUMBERS WE’RE SEEING IS THE U.S. ECONOMY IN YOUR OPINION IN DANGER, PETER?>>I THINK IT IS SLOWING, THE SLOW SPEED IT IS AT THERE IS RISK OF A RECESSION. THAT IS NOT SAYING IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BUT IT COULD NEED A BOOST. THIS IS TIME FOR EXAMPLE, WE NEED A INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN TO GET MONEY OUT THERE FAST. IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THINGS QUICKLY NOT IN OBAMA TIME. POSSIBLY TO GET THINGS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. CHUCK SCHUMER DEMAGOGUED ISSUE. HE SAYS I WON’T DEAL WITH INCREASE IN THE GAS TAX UNLESS WE REPEAL YOUR TAX CUTS THAT IS IT THEIR ANSWER TO EVERYTHING.

Huawei strikes deal to build Russia’s first 5G network


LOU: CHINESE TECH GIANT HUAWEI SIGNING A DEAL TO ASSIST RUSSIAN TELECOM COUNTRY. THAT DEAL COMING AS CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING IS MEETING WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN. THEY’VE MET 30 TIMES OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS. XI GOING SO FAR AS TO CALL PUTIN HIS VERY BEST FRIEND. I ADDED THE “VERY.” IT WAS JUST BEST FRIEND. THERE IT IS. PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATENED MORE TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS IN THE COMING WEEKS.>>WHEN AM I GOING TO PUT THE EXTRA $325 BILLION WORTH OF TARIFFS? I WILL MAKE THAT DECISION, I WOULD SAY, OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, PROBABLY RIGHT AFTER THE G-20. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER I’LL MAKE THAT DECISION AFTER THE G-20. I’LL BE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT XI AND WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. LOU: THAT G-20 SUM HIM LOU: THAT G-20 SUMMIIM LOU: THAT G-20 SUMMITM LOU: THAT G-20 SUMMIT TAKES PLACE JUNE 28 AND 29.>>>JOINING ME NOW, JAMES FREEMAN, ASSISTANT EDITORIAL AT “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL,” GREAT AMERICAN, GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US. XI AND PUTIN LINING UP TOGETHER. TWO COMMIES. SHOULD ANY OF US BE SURPRISED THEY LIKE ONE ANOTHER?>>I LONG WITH HUAWEI’S OTHER PROBLEMS, I THINK IT NEEDS WORK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS TOO. BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME, IF YOU’RE TRYING TO SAY WE’RE NOT A THREAT, WE’RE NOT DANGEROUS, YOUR NEXT MOVE IS NOT TO SAY LOOK AT OUR NEW BUSINESS PARTNER, VLADIMIR PUTIN. LOU: WE MIGHT HAVE HYPER SONIC MISSILES AND WE’RE TICKLED PINK TO TRY THEM OUT.>>JUST IN TERMS OF IF THIS WAS MEANT TO BE AN ECONOMIC SHOW OF FORCE, RUSSIA WE TAKE SERIOUSLY BECAUSE IT’S RUN BY A THUG AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS. ITS ECONOMY IS LESS THAN 10% THE SIZE OF OURS. THIS IS NOT A HUGE — LOU: BUT WE DON’T TAKE CHINA SERIOUSLY BECAUSE IT’S RUN BY A GUY IN A THREE-PIECE SUIT AND BUTTON DOWN COLLAR? COME ON. HE’S STEALING HALF A PILL ONDOLLARS FROM US A YEAR. PUTIN ISN’T DOING THAT.>>IF PEUT SEASON NOT IT’S BECAUSE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY. LOU: I DIDN’T SAY IT WASN’T A MATTER OF WHEREWITHAL. I WASN’T SUGGESTING IT WAS A HIGHER MORAL PLAIN ON WHICH VLADIMIR PUTIN LIVES. BUT THE FACT IS, ONE IS A THIEF OF IMMENSE PROPORTIONS AND THE OTHER CAN’T GET IT DONE.>>I WOULD SAY THERE’S MORE UPSIDE THAN DOWNSIDE WITH CHINA. WE OBVIOUSLY DRAW A LOT OF BENEFITS FROM TRADE WITH CHINA. BUT WE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM — LOU: WAIT A MINUTE. THINK ABOUT THAT PROPOSITION. WE DRAW A LOT OF BENEFITS FROM CHINA. THEY STEAL HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS FROM US EVERY YEAR, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY. THEY ALSO MAINTAIN A 350 BILLION-DOLLAR TRADE SURPLUS, OR TO US A DEFICIT OF WHICH WILL REDUCE AND HAS REDUCED BY $5 TRILLION OR ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. I’M STRUGGLING TO FIND THE BENEFIT IN BEING THE TRADING PARTNER OF SUCH A BUNCH OF THIEVES.>>THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT, YOU’RE 100% RIGHT. I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING THE RIGHT ISSUE THERE. LOU: ABSOLUTELY IS.>>TRADE DEFICITS DON’T MATTER MOST OF THE TIME. LOU: WHOA!>>WE’VE HAD GOOD YEARS WITH TRADE DEFICITS. LOU: ACADEMIC CONTRACTS LIKE SOME ECONOMIST.>>NO. IF A TRADE DEFICIT OR SURPLUS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE — LOU: GOVERNMENT. THAT IS OUR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IS IT NOT, PLUS OR MIE NEWS TRADE DEFICITS.>>WE CAN HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH A COUNTRY IF THEY’RE MAKING STUFF THAT WE WANT TO BUY. LOU: THIS ISN’T AN ACADEMIC OR HYPOTHETICAL, JAMES.>>NO. LOU: THIS IS A THIEVING BUNCH OF COMMUNISTS STEALING OW COMMUNISTS STEALING OUR FUTURE AND BY THE WAY, WE CAN’T BLAME THE CHINESE BECAUSE THEY’VE STOLEN FROM US. WE SHOULD BLAME OURSELVES FOR PERMITTING IT FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT’S MADNESS AND YOU SAY IT DOESN’T MAT CENTER.>>THE ARGUMENT TO DRIVE A HARD BARGAIN WITH CHINA IS — LOU: HOW ABOUT PRESERVATION.>>HARD TO BARGAIN WITH MEXICO. LOU: WHY?>>THESE ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS. LOU: YOU’VE GOT 20 TO 30 MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY’RE EXPORTING THE JOORLT OF METHAMPHETAMINES, MARIJUANA, COCAINE, HEROIN, FENTANYL INTO THE UNITED STATES AND KILLING TENSE OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. I’M SORRY. CAN I NOT CONSIDER THAT THE ACTS OF AN ENEMY STATE?>>WOULDN’T YOU AGREE THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS BEEN MUCH MORE REASONABLE THAN THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA IN TRADE NEGOTIATIONS. LOU: TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WE HAVE A TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CAN THAT AND WITH MEXICO.>>THEY JUST CUT A NEW AGREEMENT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE MEXICANS GAVE HIM A LOT OF WHAT HE WAS ASKING FOR. AND NOW AS WE SEE — LOU: WHAT ABOUT THE MATTERS I DID RAISE WITH YOU THAT IS THE BASIS OF THE CRISIS, THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY THIS NATION FACES. YOU KNOW, IT WAS DECLARED BY THE PRESIDENT.>>I WOULD SAY — LOU: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, DRUG SMUGGLING, SEX TRAFFICKING. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? KNEES ARE THE FACTS OF A FRIENDLY STATE?>>LOOK AT HOW THEY’RE REACTING, MUCH MORE REASONABLY THAN CHINA AND MUCH MORE REASONABLY THAN NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER. LOU: YOU’RE GIVING ME A REAL CHOICE HERE. I GET CHUCK SCHUMER, NANCY PELOSI OR LOPEZ OBRADOR OR SEE JINPING. WHAT THE HELL. DO YOU JUDGE THINGS ON WHETHER IT’S REASONABLE OR DO YOU JUDGE WHETHER OR NOT THIS NATION IS ABLE TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE SAFETY OF ITS CITIZENS AND PROTECT ITS BORDERS, SOCHTY AND SOVEREIGNTY.>>THE MEXICANS HAVE COME WITH SERIOUS OPTIONS. MORE TROOPS ON THEIR SIDE OF THE BORDER. MORE ASYLUM REQUESTS HANDLED IN LOU: LOPEZ OBSERVE RA

What Could Happen After a No-Deal Brexit | WSJ


– [Saabira] When I buy
groceries here in England, I usually like to pick
up things like apples, peppers, cheese, and wine, but that’s now, before Brexit. If Britain were to crash out
of the EU without a deal, these products might be hard to find in my local supermarket,
so some economists say my grocery basket may look more like this. For the last few years,
government agencies and companies across the country have been
studying what might happen in case of a no-deal Brexit. – It’s better for all of
us if we can leave the EU with a withdrawal agreement in place. The government needs to be
prepared for every eventuality, the departments all working on the basis of a reasonable worst-case scenario. – The government has been doing a lot to try and prepare for a no-deal Brexit, but there is a limit to what the UK government
can do on its own. – According to government documents, Bank of England reports,
and other studies, buying groceries would
only be one of my problems. Studies warn we could
see home prices plummet by as much as 30%, medicine shortages, and a jump in inflation. First, let’s explain what a
no-deal Brexit actually is. In 2016, Britain voted to
leave the European Union. Hence, Brexit. Now, Prime Minister Boris
Johnson says he’s working to achieve what his predecessor,
Theresa May, couldn’t. (crowd jeering) – Nothing– – [Saabira] Strike an
exit deal with the EU that Parliament can get behind, too. If he can’t, well, Johnson said he’s pulling
the UK out anyway. – We’re leaving on the 31st
of October, no ifs or buts. – [Saabira] If that happens, Britain would leave the
European Union overnight with no transition period to
ease out of its membership. That would be a no-deal Brexit, and according to a government document known as Operation Yellowhammer, the consequences could be pretty dire. – Food shortages, crisis at the border, even the risk of rioting across the UK. – Food supplies and the economy as a whole could be hit, while government
spending could dry sharply. So let’s go back to those groceries. This pile is what we produce in the UK, and this is what we import.
(tense electronic music) In a no-deal scenario, these
fresh fruits and vegetables from other EU countries could go bad before they even reach the UK. That’s because thousands of shipments would have to go through
new customs checks which could cause traffic
jams and huge delays. William Bain of the
British Retail Consortium explains that the UK’s
particularly vulnerable to food shortages. Could you talk about how the UK stacks up against other countries,
like, say, the U.S., in terms of our dependence
on food imports, particularly from the EU? – So we’ve been a net
importer of foods, really, for the last few decades. I think consumer tastes are
not going to change too much and we’re still going to
want to have our sandwiches with some tomato in it in December as much as
we do in June or July. – [Saabira] For British exporters, a no-deal could also
mean tariffs on products like cheese and beef,
which, retailers say, could see levies of nearly 50%. So how can Britain keep
buying and selling goods across its borders? One answer could be
negotiate new trade deals. As of September 2019, the UK government said it signed 14 new trade deals. 25 others are still in the works, but replacing the EU bloc, which is by far the UK’s
main trading partner, won’t be easy.
(dramatic mallet percussion) – One of the difficulties
for knowing exactly what the impact of coming out of a
deep free trade agreement is is that countries haven’t
really done this in the past. There have been lots of
examples of countries trying to integrate
their trade more closely. There’s essentially no examples of countries moving in
the other direction. Perhaps the only example in the past was the breakup of the USSR. That was a single economic bloc that then broke up, but
really apart from that, there’s no past precedent to look back to. – [Saabira] The Bank of
England’s latest estimates say, in a worst-case scenario,
GDP could fall by 5.5%, unemployment could almost double to 7%, and inflation could peak at 5.25% Other reports disagree on precisely how much the economy
will be hurt by Brexit, but the vast majority of economists agree it wouldn’t be good for
the UK’s economic growth. Adding a no-deal into
the equation, even worse. So what is the government doing about it? – They currently have
about 17,000 civil servants working on this specifically,
and that is everything from trying to make sure that
there are systems in place at the borders, at the
ports, to ease the flow of lorries going through to France. – [Saabira] If the UK does
leave the EU without a deal, the UK government may have to borrow around $37 billion every year from fiscal ’21 onwards,
according to one estimate. Those who support a no-deal
say the investment is worth it because it will lay the
groundwork for a new, stronger UK, but those who oppose no-deal say there will be too much damage. – Even with those best mitigations, it doesn’t take away from the harm that’s gonna be caused to the
consumer by a no-deal Brexit. – Brexit opened up a huge amount of debate about the UK’s trading relationships, not only with the EU, but
with the rest of the world. – [Saabira] We’ll see what
happens on the Brexit deadline, but like many Brits, I
may want to stockpile some of this stuff just in
case I can’t get it anymore. (quietly tense mallet percussion music)

How Brexit Plays Into China’s Hands | Bad Brexit Deal | China Uncensored


Brexit. Some people love it. Others hate it. Others voted for it, but now they regrexit. And China is happy to just let the chaos reign. Welcome back to China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. In 2016, British citizens voted whether to remain in the European Union, or to exit. British exit. Brexit. By less than 4 percentage points, Brits chose to Brexit. It came as a surprise— including to some people who voted for it. It seems like big surprises were a trend in politics that year. But the unexpected outcome forced the Prime Minister to resign. And the new Prime Minister has had a hard
time figuring out how to actually make Brexit happen, because her proposals keep getting rejected. But you know who loves all the chaos? “Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos.” I was going to say the Chinese Communist Party loves the chaos. But close enough. Anyway, my favorite Chinese state-run media the global times wants you to know that the real problem isn’t whether people voted for or against Brexit. No, the real problem is democracy. Good news, though: China’s Belt and Road Initiative can help Britain heal its Brexit wounds. And that surprisingly transparent Chinese state-run media article helps us see exactly what the Communist Party is trying to do in the wake of Brexit: be the rebound relationship. Ok, and also divide and conquer. The European Council on Foreign Relations seems to understand this. They say “China is ready to take advantage
of a divided Europe and weakened UK after Brexit.” In this special issue called “China and Brexit: What’s In It For Us?” the analysts at the Council on Foreign Relations say that “most of the losses from Brexit will hit the European Union or the United Kingdom, or both, while China will get most of the gains.” One of the ways the Chinese regime expects
to benefit is that with Britain outside the EU, China might be able negotiate new trade deals directly with the UK. “China is very keen to deal with EU nations
separately, rather than as a bloc” one researcher told
CNN. She says that China has the upper hand in dealing with individual countries, because of China’s much larger economy. Europe’s trade advantage comes from acting
together. See, the European Union, as a united bloc, has recently been pushing back against the Chinese regime’s unfair practices. These issues are spelled out in a rolling
document called the EU’s Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities. The European Union has gradually come to realize that the vast majority of the unfair competition
facing Europe comes from China. For example, China subsidizes steel production, and then exports that steel at such low prices that it shuts other competitors out of the
market. This is called dumping. So Europe put in anti-dumping measures. And “of all the 120 anti-dumping measures
in force at the end of 2018,” the report says, China was targeted with 85. The next closest was Russia with just 9. Which is to say, China was nearly 10 times more successful at dumping than Russia. Yeah! Can Putin do this? But with Britain leaving the EU, China hopes to negotiate a bilateral trade
agreement directly with the UK. That way, it can flood the UK with the cheap Chinese
goods— even when the rest of Europe rejects them. Weirdly, the British government does not see what’s coming. Just a year after the British people voted to leave the EU, the British government hailed a “New phase in Golden Era for UK-China
relations.” British officials promised to “to build
a truly global Britain” and that the “strong and growing” relationship
with China would “deliver benefits for both countries.” Promises were made. And awkward photos were taken. But… “The ‘Golden Era’ of UK-China relations has never materialized as it was envisioned, and it probably never will.” Why? Because “Ultimately, the U.K. does not really matter much to China.” Even worse, “As a trade partner, Britain ranks below Australia.” Britain ranks lower than Australia?! But Britain practically created Australia. That’s like saying Marmite ranks lower than Vegemite, when the truth is… they’re both terrible. Ok, my analogy fell apart at the end there. The point is, most of the Chinese regime’s vows to increase imports of British goods were just empty promises. Like when NYU promised I’d have a successful
career, if only I’d pay for a three-year Masters
Degree. And now I’m deeply in debt— because I chose to pursue my dream of hosting a YouTube show with an unprofitable perspective on China. What’s that, Shelley? Yes, as opposed to a lucrative career in classical music composition! Speaking of being in debt, Chinese leaders have been further trying to divide and conquer Europe by going after the most delicious country
in the region: Italy. China promised to totally buy more Italian
goods. And then they got Italy to be the first Western European nation to officially join the Belt and Road Initiative. It’s going to be a win-win. But only for China. “So I don’t think it’s going to bring
more to Italy. For China, it’s a huge win. Because one it shows that a G7 country is now a part of the Belt and Road Initiative, which is a major political win. Second it actually shows the weakening of
the US influence, very clearly. And third it shows a clear European fragmentation.” So Italy’s move to join the Belt and Road
Initiative is just another sign that the Chinese regime’s divide and conquer strategy is working. And later this month, Chinese leaders will be visiting Croatia for the annual 16+1 summit. 16+1 is a group of 16 Eastern European countries, plus China. And China wants to drive them away from the
European Union, too. I mean, what leader of a small nation that we can’t even place on a map wouldn’t want to be friends with China? So when it comes to the UK, there may be disagreement whether Brexit is good or bad for the country’s
future with respect to Europe. But it *is* clear that the Chinese regime is taking full advantage of the opportunity. The good news is, even as the Chinese regime tries to divide and conquer Europe, one of its unlikeliest leaders is refusing
to surrender. “We put ourselves in a situation where Chinese investments have taken over strategic infrastructure and network assets. “The time for European naivete is over.” Go get ’em, France! What’s that Shelley? France just signed a multibillion dollar deal
with China? So what do you think about China leveraging
Brexit to advance its strategy in Europe? Leave your comments below. And now it’s time for me to answer a question from one of you— a fan who support China Uncensored with a dollar or more per episode, by contributing through Patreon. TexDude asks, “Someone told me China made debt collection
illegal— is that true? What happens to a Chinese citizen who doesn’t pay their debts?” Good question, TexDude. It’s not illegal to collect debt in China. But sometimes it’s not that easy to collect, since China’s rule of law is…not robust. So Chinese people and companies use *creative* methods to collect what’s owed. From shaming people in front of their neighbors… To using violence… To even sending people infected with HIV to sit in people’s homes to scare them until
they pay up. And that’s not all. “Over a dozen middle-aged women in central China’s Henan province have been sentenced up to 11 years in jail for using violence and abuse to force people to pay back their debts.” And if you’re wondering why the loan sharks hired middle-aged Chinese
women instead of a few tough guys in tracksuits
named Joey, clearly you haven’t met any Chinese aunties. They’re the only thing I’m terrified of, other than flesh-eating pandas. So none of these thuggish debt collection
methods are good— either for the debtor or debtee. But there’s just not a very good civil court
system to resolve these issues. I guess that’s what happens in a country ruled by the biggest thug of all: The Chinese Communist Party. Thanks for your question, TexDude. And thank you for watching China Uncensored. Once again, I’m Chris Chappell. See you next time.