10/06/2011 Newsnight


10/06/2011

In-depth news analysis. Newsnight examines the Labour Party under Ed Miliband. How is he shaping up as a leader and what are his plans for the party? Presented by Emily Maitlis.


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Project Volvo was the name they gave Gordon Brown, David Cameron

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was supposed to be the sports car, how will Ed Miliband define his

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leadership, and where is he actually going?

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More and more people are asking, in what direction is Ed Miliband

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driving his party? Does anybody know? Does he even know?

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The old infighting of new resurface, with the finger pointing Ed Balls,

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what kind of team is this. We have a guru flown in to share

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what he learned with Obama, and find out if Miliband is the right

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man for the job. The outgoing senator reads NATO's

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obituary. Future leaders may not consider America's investment in

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NATO worth the cost. Thugs attacks demonstrator, we will

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have the latest on state repression inside Syria. In the postmodern

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scoop of the decade, Sarah Palin's entire e-mail records released to

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the press, all 24,000 pages. We are joined from Alaska by one of the

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poor hacks wading through T You don't have to have a car

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attached to your name but it seems to go with the territory. Gordon

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Brown was nicknamed Project Volvo, David Cameron was seen as the BMW.

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After another week with Ed Miliband struggling to find his voice for

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the leadership of Labour, maybe the car seems less relevant than the

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entire direction of travel. Tonight, as revelations laid bare the part

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Miliband's Shadow Chancellor played in the infighting of the Blair-

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Brown years, we ask where Labour is heading, does Ed have plan, could

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it involve something that sounds similar to the Tory's Big Brother

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society. It must have been a relief for Ed Miliband to return to his

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Doncaster constituency today. He's not had a good week.

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What's with the IMF backing the Government's economic policy. His

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own poor showing at Question Time, and today, the Telegraph reopening

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old Labour sores, by publishing papers once kept by Ed Balls, which

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show the effort that is the Brownites made to oust Tony Blair.

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I think what you are seeing is an overhyped version of ancient

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history, the era of Blair and Brown is over, we are a party looking

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outwards to the country, not looking inwards and talking to

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ourselves, that is the way it will be under my leadership. Today the

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cabinet secretary, Sir Gus O'Donnell, started an inquiry

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whether the papers were leaked from the education department, where Ed

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Balls thinks he last had them when he was schools secretary.

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The documents show how in July 2005, while London was reeling from

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terrorist bombs and attempted attack, Brown and his allies were

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planning, plotting maybe, how he could replace Mr Blair. But Ed

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Balls today denied any plot. The allegation that there was a

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plot, that there was nastiness, that brutality, it is not true, it

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is not justified either by a reading of the documents which I

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saw last night, or by what was happening at the time.

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Indeed many Labour supporters fear pick and mix, just about sums it up,

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that Mr Miliband's party lacks distinctiveness, coherence and

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impact. Where better to discuss whether Labour's got the right

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ticket, than the London Transport Museum. Increasingly people both

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within and outside the Labour Party are asking, in what direction is Ed

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Miliband taking his party? Has he ditched new Labour. Is he

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now Red Ed taking his party to the left, or has he embarked on some

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other journey all together. Both Tony Blair and David Cameron, in

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their first few months as leader of the opposition, made bold

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pronouncements, giving us some idea of their ultimate destinations. In

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Blair's case, the ditching of Clause IV, with David Cameron, it

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was those pictures with huskies and the famous "hug a hoodie" speech.

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Labour blogger, Dan Hodges, worries Ed Miliband has made no such

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symbolic gesture. He's just leaving people rather confused. The problem

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is there are several Ed Milibands floating around. The one standing

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around at the Labour Party Conference, and then the Ed

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Miliband saying Ken Clarke should resign on the film sensorsing, that

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is confusing for the public, he has to explain who he is. People see

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all the different Ed Milibands floating around, all they know,

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indeed all of them, have slightly strange voices and look slightly

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strange and indeed, stab their brother in the back, and he has to

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explain to the country who he is, before he can start to explain

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where he's going. Many of those who backed David

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Miliband fear the younger brother has been too ready to abandon Tony

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Blair, new Labour and all that. Though, this Blairite says that is

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not so. I don't think he has ditched new Labour, he talks

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constantly about the squeezed middle, those people who are

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feeling very, very under pressure because of the recession, but also

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because of things like the VAT rise, which the Tories introduced. He is

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the one who is trying to put himself on the side of those

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majority of people who have really lost out over the last few years,

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not the rich, who are gaining from big bonuss in the city, and not

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those who - bonuses in the city, and not those who are unemployed

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and on benefit, but those in work and struggling. Some of those

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advising Ed Miliband want him to follow Barack Obama's lead, and

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encourage organisation among small communities. Labour's biggest

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community champion, perhaps, is Morris Glassman, guru of so-called

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Blue Labour, and a not wholly hostile response to David Cameron's

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Big Brother society. When Barcelona beat Manchester United in the

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European Cup Final, what you saw was two different models of

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globalisation, Manchester United, very new Labour, very financed base,

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very corporate, where you have the glaze glaze family, who own it,

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where the family are entirely he is stranged from the company. All the

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love that Manchester United fans feel for their club, can only be

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expressed through money. What we say in Blue Labour, there is more

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than just the price, Barcelona is owned by the fans, they elect the

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President, they are actively involved in the governance of the

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club, they have an institute in the club that actually promotes virtue

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and excellence, with the training of the players. This is something

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that all Manchester United fans can relate to, there is great

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traditions in the club, and Barcelona did it, the incredible

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thing is they are more successful globally. The danger is, if

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Miliband doesn't come up with something more forceful,

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distinctive and appealing, he may not last. How long has he got to

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prove himself? I think he has until next year. We have got the

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elections in London, I think, people will be looking for success

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in those elections. If he's not cutting through there and seeing

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significant and steady opinion poll leads there, then I think he has a

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political problem. It depends on Ken Livingston, really? It does.

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Before that, Miliband's direction should become much clearer, we're

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assured, this autumn, once he gets results from the big reviews he has

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set up on Labour policy and organisation.

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Tomorrow's Guardian offers an insight as to what David Miliband

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might have said as leader in place of his brother. This time is

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excruciating from Ed Miliband, what are you drawing from it? It is the

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speech that David Miliband would have given at the Labour conference

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if he was elected leader. My question is has this been pumped

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out by an ally of David Miliband in order to take the deficit more

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seriously, or alternatively, the Guardian's attempt to have their

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own leak, to trump the Ed Balls leak, of his stuff, in the

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Telegraph, yesterday and some more of it tomorrow. The interesting

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thing about what David Miliband would have said is that he would

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have announced that Alistair Darling, he would be appointed to

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head a new Labour commission to draw up new rules on public

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spending, he would have told the conference that it should have been

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Labour that set up the office of bugetry responsibility, rather than

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the current coalition. He would have argued that the deficit is the

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biggest argument in politics, the biggest danger for us, George

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Osborne says we're in denial about the deficit because he wants us to

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be, so let's not be, it is a test. The party will only be trusted,

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David Miliband would have told the conference, when we show in word

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and deed that the alternative to mean Government is lean Government.

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Nordz Labour should have faced the deficit issue head - in other words,

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Labour should have faced the deficit issue head-on. A key ally

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of Ed Miliband, conducting an internal review of the party, Arnie

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Graf who worked with Obama in the past, and Elizabeth Truss, a

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political strategist. We want to look at the future of Labour, that

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is why we are here? I hope so. all this talk of a new generation,

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as we have seen, we are rather back in the past, we have loads of

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Labour supporters looking at what David Miliband might have said if

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he were Labour leader instead of his brother. We have some looking

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ahead to see what Ed Balls might do to Ed Miliband. It is not great

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place for the Labour Party to be? No, the Westminster village, of

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which you are part, is stuck in the past, looking at documents that

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have been leaked five, six years old, and more. That's all the past.

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What Ed Miliband is doing, and what I'm doing in the refounding Labour

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project, which he is leading s to look to the future, to make sure we

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have a Labour Party able to cope with the politics of today, which

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are very, very different from even five or six years ago, with the new

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social media, with people not joining parties any more, to the

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same extent, any political party, with people relating to politics in

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an entirely different way. The need to reach out of our party

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structures and organise in the community, and where we have done

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that, like in Edgbaston, in Oxford East and other constituencies, we

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resisted the national swing, which should have swept the seats aside,

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like more than 100 Labour MPs were swept away by the national swing.

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All that have is energy for future, and policies that are coming

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through, Ed Miliband is already commanding that agenda on the

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squeezed middle and a couple of other issues. He couldn't define

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the squeezed middle, it ended up being 90% of the population? I it

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can tell us what it is, it is not the rich at the top or the poor on

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benefit, it is great many hard working people hit by high tuition

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fee, VAT increase, rises in electricity bills, rises in

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unemployment, and those job security, insecurity is rife, and

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there are attack ones the health service with the back door

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privatisation and attacks on the schools system. We know that Ed

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Miliband had enormous difficulty defining what that was. We have had

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two dozen policy revue, including to quote "X factor for the many not

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the view", we have follows showing he has dipped consistently below

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his own party. Unable to capitalise on the Tory u-turns because he's

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accused of them himself. He's losing a message here. The latest

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polls show our lead over the Tories increasing. Ed Miliband is at the

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beginning of his leadership, he's relatively unknown, he's

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establishing himself, as he does so he will win more and more

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popularity. 5,000 new members have joined the Labour Party in the - 6

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5,000 new members have joined the Labour Party under his leadership.

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We are gaining members while most are losing them. By this reform

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programme, that is energiseing the grassroots of the party, there is a

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world of difference from the Westminster village and gossip

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around old memos and so forth. And to the Labour Party who is looking

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to fight this very right-wing Tory Government. You have been flown in

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by Ed Miliband and the team. If things are as good as Peter Hain

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says, why are they turning to you, why do they need you? I think what

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Ed said to me is that what he's trying to do is build a politics

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that's from the bottom up. That politics has been essentially

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practised by all parties, more from the top down. He was impressed that

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our organisation in Baltimore, I work for the Industrial Areas

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Foundation, the organisation is called Build, they had developed

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the living wage concept and got the first living wage law passed in

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Baltimore. That came not from a policy think-tank, but me and my

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colleagues, and leaders doing hundreds and hundreds of individual

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meetings with low-wage workers who are saying they can't live on a

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minimum wage, they need a wage that they can live on. We came up with

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the concept of living wage, which Ed supports. In terms of how that

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translates here today, I know you spent the day with Ed Miliband, you

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are in done caster, you know the UK pretty well know, with what has

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been your clearest, your most fundamental message for him as

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leader now? I travelled 14 cities in the UK and in 17 days. I met

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with over 510 people, both in the voluntary sector and connected to

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Labour. What I would say to Ed is there is ener gee in the party

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locally, that is - ener gee in the party locally that is ready to go

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out and get it. What I found most in this country is people are

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anxious, they are anxious about the next generation. They are anxious,

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will there children be able to go to school. They are anxious about

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their own employment, but they are very anxious about the future of

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their children. Let's just turn to Elizabeth Truss, this talk of

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harnessing the potential of the volume steer must sound very

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familiar to you. - volunteer, must sound very familiar to you, it is

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The Big Idea society by another name? There is some of the same

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elements, there is a rejection of the top-down state. The idea that

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the Government can do everything, that all you have to do is pour in

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more money, then you will be successful. What I think about the

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Labour project so far is it does seem to be an element of talking to

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themselves. What we saw in the AV referendum is a small group of

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people in the centre of London, in Oxford and Cambridge, voting yes to

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AV, the so-called progressive majority, somewhere like Doncaster

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voting 75% against. There is a sense in which Labour has got out-

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of-touch with its own supporters, and with the aspirations of

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ordinary people in Britain. Particularly on issues like

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education, which has just been talked about. There has been a

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failure to back policies like academies, and the English

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baccalaureate, that will raise performance in schools and bring

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people in the next generation forward. So essentially wasting

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your time on the wrong projectss that don't connect with people's

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real needs? What we are doing is making sure under Ed Miliband that

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Labour is really in touch with people. It is only a year since we

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got our second worst result. Since universal sufferage, it was a

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terrible result in the last general election. We have already bounced

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back, far more securely than in any comparable period, 1983 I think

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back to. We were flat on our backs in 1983. We have a growing

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confidence in the Labour Party, and a real determination to fight a

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Government that was never having a mandate, as the Archbishop said,

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the Archbishop of Canterbury said, for these kind of right-wing

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policies, which are deeply unpopular which are causing great

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insecurity and are damaging the economy as well, and causing

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unemployment to rise, and actually causing the deficit to rise as well.

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Let's naut to Arnie Graf, what do you think - let's put that to Arnie

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Graf what do you think a centre left party should be offering in

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2011. You worked with Obama as a young man in the past, do you see

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the same messages and the same elements applying here now?

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actually, I don't think Obama's running his presidency as a left of

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centre person. My interest in and the reason I responded to Ed

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Miliband, and I believe he is an authentic centre to left person,

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that's the reason I took an unpaid leave of absence to come here. I

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hear him talking about income and equality, where the 5% or the 2%

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make a huge amount of money, and the rest don't. I hear him talking

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about responsibility and reciprocity, I hear him talking

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about, today in Doncaster, and I believe him when he says he's

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looking for real citizenship. That is a citizen is not a person

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treated like a customer, as the market does, or as a client, that

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often time the state does. That is interesting. What is the vision

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here, is it this phrase we're now getting used to, Blue Labour, the

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idea of the actism, the community, is that where - activism, the

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community, is that where you are going now? What Ed Miliband is

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determined to do is not rush into policies in a situation that may be

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totally different from what it is in three-and-a-half years time in

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the run up to a general election. So, yes, the Blue Labour critique

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is something he's interested in and listening to, it is stressing the

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importance of community, the fact that people are feeling very

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insecure when their local post offices close, their pubs close,

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their way of life seems to be swept aside in a materialist free market

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frenzy that this Government is encouraging. It doesn't mean to say

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Blue Labour is our masthead, it is just part of a debate. You have Red

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Toryism, is Philip Blonde suggesting anything so different

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for you? If I could make a point about the way Labour are

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approaching t they are bringing in academics and people from outside.

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Ed Miliband himself is the son of an academic, there seems to be a

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very narrow group of people in the Labour Party than there was

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previously were they had broader representation from working people

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who had got into the Labour Party. Now it does seem to be very

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academically focused, it is focused on thinking about these ideas,

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rather than actually talking to people, the real people in Britain,

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who represent these aspirations. I think when the Conservative Party

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really started to get a grip and get out of opposition, it was when

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we went out and listened to what real people were saying, rather

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than having these senior common room discussions about political

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philosophy. I think you know, Ed Miliband is in danger of coming

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across like, that rather than coming across as someone who can

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talk human, which was always meant to be his advantage over his

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brother. Too much ideology, and less

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practical hands-on understanding? No, I don't agree. I mean I think

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that what I have seen out in the country, I visited, I counted it up,

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511 people, in 14 cities in 17 days, I immersed myself in the country.

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Whether it was Scotland or Wales or all over the country. I find in

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Labour a lot of activism, it is not the kind of activism and work that

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gets picked up by the national media, but I was on council estates,

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where there is a wonderful councillor, Labour councillor, gene

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Hutchins, who for four years, worked with the people in thes

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state, to clean up the gang activity, she did it, even though

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her life has been threatened numerous times, there is security

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cameras on her home. When I was on the estate she had two policemen

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working with her. These are the individual stories of courage, can

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they be knitted together under the personality and leadership of

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somebody like Ed Miliband? Absolutely, I don't think he would

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send me out in a blank slate, completely trusting that I would go

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out and talk with people, no particular agenda, to get a pulse,

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to get a feel, and you know, all I would say, back to the Conservative

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Party is if you cut the police the way you are requiring it to, and

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you call it The Big Idea society, if you eadvise rate the state, you

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are going to - eviseate about people without the police. To the

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Robert Gates said NATO declared the real possibility of a dim and

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dismal future. He said Americans would be less

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willing to support an organisation, whose partners, Europe, were

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unhappy to donate their resources to the organisation.

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Has it galvanised other countries in NATO to contribute to

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organisations. Which way will this go? This wasn't a take this job and

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shove it speech, it wasn't even a take this western alliance and

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shove it. It was him saying, frankly there are plenty of people

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in Washington who have concluded it's time to take the western

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alliance and shove it. The bugetry context is overwhelming, there are

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plans to cut $400 billion out of the US defence budget over the next

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few years. He was saying effectively to the rest of NATO,

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the free ride is over, this is a turning point in history, here's

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the flavour. The blunt reality is there will be dwindling appetite

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and patience in the United States Congress and in the American body

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politic writ large, to spend increasingly precious funds on

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behalf of naits that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary

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resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable

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partners in their own defence. So the message was, in a long line

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of American defence secretaries, who have warned NATO about this

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issue of burden sharing who does what, how much of the burden is

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carried, but in a completely different sort of context, a par

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dime shift, if you like, - pardigm shift, if you like, that these

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bugetry realities make it a different game. He singled out

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Libya, symptomatic of the failings? The point he was making about Libya

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and Afghanistan, this is not a devisive war, it is something the

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whole alliance has agreed is a good and proper thing to do, to support

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the opponents of Colonel Gaddafi, and yet look at who actually

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delivers what towards that end? So, for example, 28 countries in NATO,

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how many of them are actually involved in the operations to

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secure the no-fly zone and whittle down Colonel Gaddafi's forces. The

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number involved in the operation as a whole is only half the alliance,

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14, some of those like Greece, it is basically providing facilities

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who are actually flying the combat sort at thiss, bombing - sorties,

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bombing Colonel Gaddafi's forces, eight of those, even the capability

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of some of those is very small, like Norway, just a few aircraft.

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He's saying everything has been whittled down to such a point, this

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is the limit of what NATO can provide. Even those countries that

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have the political will and capability, like the UK, and the

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advanced weapons to use, in a precision way to take out targets

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like Colonel Gaddafi's force, if he look at, for example, a weapon like

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the Brimstone missile, which the RAF has been using, after a few

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weeks of that, we can see one of those knocking out a Libyan tank a

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few weeks ago. After a few weeks of that the UK was running out of the

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missiles. Even the countries on the American good guy list haven't

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invested enough historically. He was saying, there is a generational

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shift going on in politics in Washington, and this simply won't

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wash any more. Future US political leaders, those

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form whom the Cold War was not the formative experience it was for me.

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May not consider the return on American investment in NATO worth

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the cost. What I have sketched out is the real possibility for a dim,

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if not dismal future for the transatlantic alliance. Such a

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future is possible, but it is not inevitable. If this is the rattling

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of a tin, cough up for NATO will suffer. How many of the member

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states will listen and commit more? Just as you were talking about the

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:26:29.:26:29.

retreat of Big Brother society, and big Government in the UK. It is

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accepting that in situations like Syria, 25 people apparently killed

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by Mr Al-Assad's security forces there. Tanks moving into the town

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of Al-Shughour, reports unconfirmed of attack helicopters being used

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against crowds in one place. But things like this will become more

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and more common place, the political will isn't there, the UK-

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US UN resolution supposed to be voted on today has stalled, lack of

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will, the military capability isn't there, crucially the international

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community will be reduced to hand wringing and phrases from the side

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Journalists collected 75,000 pages of Sarah Palin's u mails. The boxes

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were released only after much resistance from officials. It shows

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her e-mail account at the time of the election, and when she was

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picked to be John McCain's running mate. The interest is huge, but

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does any of it shed new light on Palin. One of the poor hacks whose

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job it is to trail through the papers is with us now.

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Good of you to join us, has it been worth it so far? You have to say it

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is pretty early doors. We have six enormous boxes. I felt most of this

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morning like a furniture removal guy, carrying these boxes round,

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which is the new version of multitasking. They are 2 4,000

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pages of the documents, we have started to plough our way through

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them, we are at the very beginning, so far a lot of smoke and not yet

:28:11.:28:15.

the smoking gun. We are waiting to find that key bit of information

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that we didn't know yet about Sarah Palin. How do you do that, 24,000

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pages. Presumably there is the kind of round-Robin e-mail joke taking

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up half of it? There is a lot of pad anything there. Quite a lot of

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it is actually deeply dull. There have been some interesting things

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coming out so far. We are doing it scatter gun at the moment,

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hopefully we will enlist read Tories help us. It is very Alaskan

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this, they had digital e-mails, they had to print them out on paper

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and hand them on the paper, saying they didn't have the technology to

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give us discs. Now we have been busy scanning them back in again

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into digital form. By the end of today and early tomorrow, we should

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have them all up on the website, we are going to ask our readers to

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help us find the very best bits. What are your top favourites so far.

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Talk us through what you have found that caught your fancy? You have to

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say so far it has been quite Alaskan. My favourite document so

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far is this one, in which Sarah Palin is invited to join a public

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education campaign about bears in Alaska, teaching people about the

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safety around bears. So that's one thing. She also got very worried

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about tanning. She bought a tanning bed for the governor's mansion, she

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was very distressed when the local paper found out about it, she

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wanted to know how they got the information and what were the staff

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going to do about it. Quite Sarah Palinesque, some of it, she talks

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about asking God for guidance on how to push through the budget,

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which is slightly worrying, and she is very Palinesque language, she

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talks about "unflipping believable" and "bs", which I'm sure you know

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what that is. Let me just quickly run you through

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That's it for tonight. We leave you with a tribute to the wisdom of

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baseball legend and fill loss fear Yogey Bear, who said it ain't over

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# So many tears I've cried # So much pain inside

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# Baby it ain't # Over till

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Newsnight examines the Labour Party under Ed Miliband. How is he shaping up as a leader and what are his plans for the party? Leaked documents which detail efforts by Gordon Brown and his allies to speed up Tony Blair's exit from office after the 2005 election have emerged, reminding us of former divisions in the party. Can Ed Miliband unify his troops and outline a convincing vision for Labour? And how can Labour learn from community activism in the US?

Presented by Emily Maitis.


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