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Tonight on This Week's Deal Or No Deal...
Quentin Letts wonders, can Theresa May pull off a clean Brexit?
There, that should add some much-needed clarity.
President-elect Donald Trump likes a deal.
Distinguished statesman Radoslaw Sikorski thinks
the new world order may throw up a few unwelcome surprises.
If you want trade wars, Donald Trump, it's no deal.
And everyone used to respect the headmaster and top notch
I've lost all respect being on this programme.
Who will take the megabucks home tonight?
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Because if you don't, and I say this as a friend,
Maggie had Ronnie, Tony had George, Dave had Barack, Michael here has
One faces the daunting task of turning a vague,
populist fantasy into reality without the world crashing in.
The other is the new President of the United States.
Tomorrow night he will sit in the Oval Office,
changing the nuclear codes to match his Twitter password.
And what could possibly go wrong when he leans over to tweet
He's promised to do everything he can to create work for people
who for too long have been stuck at home with nothing to do,
starting with our very own Michael Gove who says
Speaking of friends, we're joined tonight by two
unemployables unlikely even to benefit from Mr Trump's
vow to be the greatest job-creating President ever.
I speak, of course, of the main reasons this country is rushing
Your moment of the week. You said that Theresa May has Donald Trump
but I would question that. My moment was when Donald Trump gave an
interview to Michael Gove. You will remember that Theresa May has not
met the President-elect, Nigel Farage has met him three times. He
has suggested Nigel Farage should be our ambassador. So now he selects
Michael Gove, who was in favour of Brexit, who fell out with Boris
Johnson. When Boris Johnson was in New York, he did not see Mr Trump.
So it looked like he chose a Brexiteer who had been rejected from
the government, who had had a big row with Boris Johnson. I think he
is trying to tell Theresa May something and if I were her, I would
get on with finding someone to be ambassador who has been recruited
from outside the Foreign Office and has said nothing unpleasant about
Donald Trump in the past. Maybe they will start looking. Your moment?
Mine is Donald Trump related. It is the list of the inauguration line-up
of acts. It is as if Theresa May had Chas and Dave playing at Number Ten.
It is hilarious and woeful. Except that I was in the states when
Hillary Clinton had Beyonce and Bon Jovi and Jay Z. All the greatest
stars in the right of states, and she lost. I recognise that, I just
find a list... And why attack Chas and Dave? They won our Christmas
special. We had to give them sandwiches. That is how difficult it
was to get them. You give them the moment of the week and they slack
you off. Now, the World Economic Forum
is hosting its 30th It's a low key affair with fun
for the whole family. When they get bored of rubbing
shoulders with the likes of Shakira and Matt Damon,
heads of state and assorted fat cats can enjoy a refugee simulator
in which they crawl on all fours Though I guess
President Assad will be Anyways, for the few
of you who don't have half a million pounds to throw
at a weekend in Switzerland, here's Poland's former foreign
minister Radislaw Sikorski Free trade has opened up
Europe and the world. But we now have a US President
who has promised his supporters to alleviate
the downside of globalisation. Mr Trump has said many
contradictory things during the US election campaign,
but on one thing he has been consistent, his
suspicion of free trade. But, at Davos this week,
the President of China has said that to cut off flows of people,
goods and capital between the economies,
is like diverting rivers into lakes. Meanwhile, Britain is leaving
the European Union partly on the hope of a quick,
free trade deal with But if you thought that the row over
bent bananas was ludicrous, wait for the row over
US chlorine-soaked chicken. Unless agriculture is excluded
from such a free trade deal, British farmers will have to compete
with Texan farmers and Prime Minister Theresa May made
a speech at Lancaster House this week which was positive in tone
but in substance it sketched out The reality is that Britain cannot
negotiate a free trade deal with the United States
while still remaining a member of the European Union
and Britain is not yet a member Protectionism usually
provokes a reaction. If President Trump acts on some
of his pronouncements, We have seen that movie
before in the 1930s. Michael, are we heading for a trade
war under Donald Trump? I don't know, but there was a tell-tale
phrase in your report which was that we cannot have a free-trade deal
while members of the European Union. Quite right, because the European
Union is a protectionist block. It it wrecked barriers against the
outside world. The only people who are clearly in favour of global free
trade are the British. I will let you come back and then I will go to
Jess. The external tariff of the European Union is approximately 3%.
President Trump is talking about a tariff of 35%, which would actually
be illegal under the existing treaties. The European external
tariff on dairy products, on 54 different dairy products is 75%.
Agriculture is protected everywhere which is wide that Doha round failed
and it will be difficult to negotiate the deal with the United
States. You cannot simultaneously argue on the one hand that the
external tariff of the European Union is very very low and also to
say that it would be a calamity if Britain finds itself facing this
external tariff. It is either very low, or it isn't. If it is very low,
it doesn't matter whether Britain faces this low tariff or not. I
think that Britain is embarking on an interesting experiment. That is
understatement. If it works, we will all be following you. Do you feel we
are heading for a trade war? It is difficult to say but I don't think
that Donald Trump... His whole platform that he stood on during the
election was a 0-sum game where all trade deals were bad for America at
the moment and the only thing he is going to look for his good things
for American trade. That is what a President would do, a British Prime
Minister would say the same. Every country wants a decent trade deal
for themselves. That is why you have negotiations. He was suggesting
every trade deal is currently bad for the US so he would renegotiate
everything. That is totally unrealistic. Did you tell me the
President of China has been in Davos arguing for free trade, the
President of China whose country has systematically manipulated its
currency to have an unfair advantage in trade? China daily today
described the President of China as the general secretary now of
globalisation and free trade. Do we need lectures from the Chinese on
this? Since they joined the WTO in 2001 they have consistently broken
its rules on protectionism. As I understand, they are now trying to
prop up the currency, and certainly hundreds of millions of people in
China have benefited from global trade, just as Mexico has, and
thereby the migration from Mexico to the United States has dropped. Lots
of blue-collar workers, and this partly explains Brexit and Mr Trump,
because of the huge ramping up of Chinese productive capacity and then
in many cases the dumping of the low cost of products, including steel,
has cost many blue-collar workers in Europe and America their jobs.
Economists arguing to what extent it is trade and to what extent
automation. There is one free-trade deal that Mr Trump things would be
good and that is with Britain. If America was to offer Britain a
free-trade deal, why would we not do it? Already, he said we were at the
front of the queue and then, isn't it Mexico and Canada have jumped the
queue now? He has free-trade deals with them already and does not like
them. Why wouldn't we do a free-trade deal with America?
Hitherto, for the last few decades, Britain was negotiating with the
negotiating strength of the largest economy on earth, the European
Union. Now you will be negotiating with two giants, the United States
and the European Union. I am not sure you're negotiating position
will be stronger. But if Australia can do a free-trade deal with
America to its advantage, why couldn't we? The mutual recognition
of standards, which is being proposed, is going to be
controversial. Do you really want GM ohs, do you really want... You think
our economic future should be determined by whether we can buy
chlorinated chicken? I think the dispute over Bent bananas will be a
small thing by comparison. One of the releases I'm looking forward to
is being released from this nonsense about genetically modified food
products. You are all for them? I certainly am. Is the EU is so weak
it is to give Britain a punishment beating to stop others rushing to
the door? We will wait and see. It is difficult to say at the moment.
Theresa May has played a strong hand this week and made it seem, only in
the UK, not in Europe, that we have real strength and we will give you,
if you give us a beating we will be really tough. But it is still just
all, clouds that mean nothing, that evaporate when you touch them. I
don't feel they are weak and we are strong.
Is the threat to walk away which Mrs May said in her speech on Tuesday,
that no deal is better than a bad deal? Yes. We have touched upon the
external tariff of the European Union. In the moments after the June
23rd vote, sterling fell against the euro by about 10%. We are talking
about external tariffs of 3 and 4% so we already have a bigger
advantage than the external tariff. She's played it cleverly because she
said we are leaving the single market, we'll probably not be in the
customs union either. A decision is required by the European Union at
that point, whether to impose tariffs on their goods coming to us
and ours going to them. I think it's going to be quite a difficult
political sell for Poland and certainly Germany and France. Why?
To tell people, we are going to destroy your jobs by making it more
difficult for you to export cars to the UK, more difficult to export...
No, they are just going to say, we are going to take, you know, the car
manufacturing that currently exists where I live and put it in Poland,
make Poland great again. So where are the car plants going to come
from? They'll... They are going to move Jaguar to Poland? Definitely
not. I'm not Len McCluskey. But why wouldn't they buy their car parts
and bits and pieces where they don't have to take their lorries through
borders, they don't have to have red tape? It's like the Conservatives
are arguing for red tape which is so weird. No, no, what I'm saying is
that the European Union has to take a deliberate policy of retribution
against... No, the European Union doesn't need to do anything. Britain
will put itself outside of the customs area. That means the
external tariff will apply without the EU doing anything. You are
resigning from the club and you will be treated as a member of the
public. But my favourite threat is, if the EU doesn't do what we say,
we'll lower corporation tax. Guess what, corporation tax in Ireland,
Cyprus, is 12.5%, in Hungary it's 9%. You can lower your corporation
tax without leaving the European Union. Indeed. Though the commission
hates it when you do it. OK. The Irish have been lent on to raise it.
There are increasing protectionist forces in Europe. We'll see that in
the elections in Holland, France and in Austria, perhaps also in Italy as
well. So why shouldn't the UK strike out to the rest of the world to do
deals if Europe is becoming more protectionist? It's illegal to
become protectionist inside the European Union. What you mean by
that is that there are stronger pressures to limit the free movement
of people. But... But also they can do trade deals. We have done one
with Canada but it takes a long time to do them. Ukraine is similar to
what Britain will eventually want, a sector by sector compromise. That
took seven years. It's a complicated thing to do. Two years to implement.
It's difficult. But there is one more area where I think people in
Britain need to be clear about, name under existing rules, EU citizens
can only reside in other member states like Britain for three
months. After three months, if they are a burden on the public
Exchequer, you can actually move people out. You and I both know
that's not going to happen. But you could have acted on it. Hold on, Mrs
May offered Mrs Merkel a deal to take EU citizens in this country a
UK... You are talking at crossed purposes. If he's saying if people
are already on the public purse you can move them out. May I make a
broad point on freedom of movement of people. It's alleged this is
fundamental of the creation of the single market. Of course it isn't.
You could have a single market without the free movement of people.
The reason there is the free movement of people in the European
Union is the same reason there is a Single Currency because these are
attributes of a single nation state because it's the aspiration of the
European Union to become a single nation state. That is our
fundamental problem with the whole thing. In the words of a British
Prime Minister, "not a super state but a super power". We are going to
leave it there. We have overran because it's an interesting
discussion. Thank you for being with us.
Now it's late, change the White House wifi password late,
as President Obama hides fake spiders and stink bombs
But we're on the edge of our seat for Trump's inaugural shindig.
Poor Donald has had a rough old time booking performers for the party,
disrespected by the jealous losers of Hollywood.
Dry your tears Mr President-elect because, waiting in the wings
to straighten up the bullies, is headmaster and historian
Anthony Seldon, putting respect in our spotlight.
There will be strictly no mobile phones allowed in class,
not to mention Facebanter, Twitteasing, Snapchithcat or we'll
Now, our friends at London's top museums have been in touch,
asking Labour MPs to please stop sending over their CVs for every job
John McDonnell's application for the Bank of England Museum
job has been rejected - I think we can work out why.
But we can't fathom why our very own Jess Phillips has been turned
down as curator of the Civil War Museum.
But the National Maritime Museum is keen to interview any Labour MP
looking for a new start in life since they all have plenty
Here with a career change of his own, Quentin Letts
with the political round up of the week.
Well, they said they wanted a clean Brexit.
# I'll polish the leaves, make them green again
# Shake out the trees, change the scene again
# Spring cleaning, getting ready for love.#
Still, they were very clear, they wanted a clean Brexit.
Both sides in the referendum campaign made it clear that a vote
to leave the EU would be a vote to leave the single market.
So we do not seek membership of the single market.
Instead, we seek the greatest possible access to it.
I can confirm today that the government will put
the final deal that is agreed between the UK and the EU to a vote
The business community welcomed the clarity from the PM.
And some bloke called Boris Johnson was tweeting videos about it.
I've just been listening to Theresa May's fantastic speech
about global Britain and about how we're going to take back control
of our borders and loads of money that we currently send to the EU.
But also, of course, come out of the EU's legal system,
the single market, but not leave Europe.
Also cheering was a vindicated Nigel Farage.
Best not to mention that it leaves his party
We are leaving the single market, even if Nick Clegg is crying
But not everyone was so gracious in hard Brexit.
Oh, there's Mr Clegg, off to drown his sorrows and stockpile
What she's done is taken the views of 51.9% of the people who voted
to leave the European Union last June and assume they all meant
the same as Nigel Farage, and assume they wanted an extreme
Brexit that was not on the ballot paper.
Jeremy Corbyn went on Brexit at PMQs, the Labour leader railing
against the idea of a bargain Brexit.
"She has said that leave the single market, but at the same time says
she wants to have access to the single market.
I'm not quite sure how that's going to go down in Europe.
I think we have to have a deal that ensures we have
Oh, well, someone had to make up the numbers, I suppose.
Oh, dear, it looks like they preloaded.
I hope they don't do anything embarrassing when they meet
# Cos you and I have a rendezvous under the sky
# Spring cleaning, getting ready for love.#
Michael Gove met Donald Trump in New York this week and the former
Justice Secretary just about maintained his composure,
and Mr Trump congratulated Mr Gove on Brexit.
Some of these books have got pages missing.
I thought the UK was so smart in getting out.
And you were there, and you guys wrote it,
If they hadn't been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many,
with all the problems that entails, I think that you wouldn't
The refugees issue has damaged Angela Merkel and threatens
Mutti Merkel was her normal, cheerful self.
TRANSLATION: There can be no cherrypicking during negotiations
Otherwise we might end up with some who might find it more attractive
For the SNP, hard Brexit is another chance to call for independence.
Do we want to be taken down a path that we didn't vote
for and is against all of our interests, or do we want to take
And that is a choice that I think Scotland has the right to make.
Could hard Brexit mean a hard border with the Republic?
Maybe see what this lot have been watching on telly.
There's a nice Andrew Neil programme later on in the evening
where he invites people on a very tight sofa, as I recall.
It was a good programme and Andrew Neil held the chair well.
Disconcerting that the chairman of the BBC speaks about us in the past
tense! Thanks to Samir and Belkis
at Juniper TV for allowing us to employ the services of a somewhat
second rate cleaner. SNP superstar John Nicholson,
welcome back to our programme. Thank you, Andrew. The consensus is that
Theresa May had a good week this week, is that right? Yes. In fact, I
think the speech was largely statements of the obvious and these
things could have been deduced some time ago. But she had been so silent
on the question and had given an impression of being indecisive. So
when she said these things categorically, and I must say
neatly, she said them well. There was a terrific reaction to it. Jess?
I think it was clear. I agree entirely with Michael, it was a
statement of the bleeding obvious. But for her to say that we wouldn't
be members of the single market, although you could deduce that from
other things that were said, for her to say it though to get it on the
record, it was quite a step forward? Not a step backwards, well depending
on your opinion. She did two bold things. Before Christmas we had the
vote on the principle of the triggering of article 50 which she
won with a tremendous majority. Now this bold speech has gone well. So I
hope she's encouraged to carry on being bold. What do you think? A
Labour MP told me she was in tears listening to the speech because she
thought to herself, this means the end of the union. Does it? Well, I
thought it was disrespectful for Theresa May to give the speech in
the way she did because she'd said very clearly that Scotland's voice
had to be heard. The Joint Committee was due to meet after the speech.
The Scottish Parliament put forward its proposals and Mrs May said
repeatedly, we'll listen to Scotland's point of view, it's an
equal partner, then she announces very dramatically the future of
Scotland in Europe without actually talking to the Scottish ministers at
all. I'm surpriseth rised she didn't go through the motions. --
surprised. Is it clear Labour doesn't have a Brexit strategy?
Clear in the same sentence, it's fair to say it's not all that clear.
But it's incredibly difficult is the honest answer. The honest truth is
that there are swathes of Labour seats that voted for Brexit, yet two
thirds of Labour voters apparently, however they deduce these things
from the polls, voted to remain. Then there are huge areas of Labour
vote where people are not just rep Remain, but vehemently Remain. So
there is, I get it both barrels from all angles regardless of people's
opinion so I could sit here all day and say it should have been clearer,
but it's incredibly difficult. Incredibly complex. One of my
abiding memories as an MP is being in the lobby and watching Labour MPs
berating Gisela Stuart in the aftermath of the referendum result
with a rage that I have never seen in Parliament since I came to
Parliament. They have changed their choosing. On
this so far, they say, we respect the decision of the British people.
And it is going to be a three line whip. Votes on austerity do not get
that, but this does. I read the headline, and then when I read it,
Jeremy Corbyn had just said, we will ask them. I had people getting in
touch saying, I am leaving the Labour Party. Assuming after the
Supreme Court ruling that we seem to think the judges will uphold the
High Court ruling, if that is the case, the SNP will vote against
triggering Article 50, right? We have not met to decide that but it
is my assumption that we would because Scotland voted to stay, so I
think we should reflect the wishes of our electorate. Given that,
particularly if there is a three line whip, it gets through
Parliament, doesn't it? Of course, under those circumstances. So I
would hope and ask that as many MPs as possible from the Labour Party
develop a backbone over this. You said you will represent your
electorate. 67% of my constituents voted to leave. So... Does Ukip have
a future? If Mrs May is seen to be the hard Brexit, what is the point
of Ukip? Ukip's best hope was that by the time of the next election
this would still be up in the air. The decision by the British people
which had not been delivered. It is still possible to imagine
circumstances in which that might happen, but clearly, Mrs May has
smelt the danger, sensed the danger, and made a move which makes life
very difficult for Ukip. At the moment, I would say the combination
of the new leader and the fact that wrecks it appears to be proceeding
apace makes the outlook for Ukip poor. -- Brexit. The Scottish First
Minister has ruled out a referendum for this year. Is it your view that
if there is to be a second referendum, does it have to come
before the UK believes the EU? Does it have to come in the window
between the beginning of 2018, and probably March 2019? If there is
going to be a second one, is that when it has to be? I don't get a
sense that people have an understanding of what Brexit means
for them. They have found so far that there laptop has gone up in
price. We have not got too much time, I just want to know if that is
the window. We need to see what the deal is on the table. When will the
third referendum be? Presumably you will hold them continuously until
you get the right answer. I always took the view that on balance the
first referendum would be lost. I think the second will be one. I
remember that the SNP ran on a manifesto last year that said if
there is a material change in circumstance, we reserve the right
to hold a second referendum. Clearly, being put out of the EU is
a material change. So when is the third one? We do not even know when
the second one is. Let me come onto the inauguration, the global story.
Let me point out something that could never have been said before.
There is now a Eurosceptic moving into the Oval Office. There is now
somebody who backs Brexit moving into the Oval Office, someone who
has no interest in EU integration, indeed, I think would not mind if it
unravelled. It totally changes state Department policy for the past 50
is. This is a watershed in Britain and Europe's relationship with the
United States. Yes, assuming he can carry that through the ranks of the
State Department, absolutely. I found it so frustrating as Defence
Secretary watching the efforts of the French to ease the Americans out
of Europe, to create a European defence identity to supplant Nato,
although extremely ineffectively. I was frustrated that the Americans
could not see the danger posed to our joint security by the
arrangements that were, that the European Union as spy at to make. I
am pleased now to have a more realistic President. It is quite a
watershed. That is the first time I have heard the words "Realistic" and
"Trump" in the same sentence. It is an enormous change. I mean for
Britain, to have a Eurosceptic, pro-Brexit, that would never have
happened under any other President. It is an enormous turnaround. We
have not had the opportunity to decide what is the difference
between his rhetoric and the reality. How will he perform as a
President? It was interesting when Michael Gove asked him whether
Britain was at the front of the queue and was desperate to get that
answer. His answer was, you are doing great. What does that mean?
Final thoughts. All over Europe, Theresa May is being pictured next
to Donald Trump in cartoons as if they are in it together and a lack
of global vision, tiny minded, small island... I thought Mrs May's speech
to Davos yesterday and on Tuesday morning was all about going into the
world, global vision. Just because she is saying, I like the world...
There are 12 countries Liam Fox is talking to about free trade. Why is
that not going into the world? Because it is meaningless while we
do not know what we will end up with with the European Union. Donald
Trump, I suppose, has come at a good time, while we are looking for
people who also do not like Europe to hang out with. We can hang out
with him. I think that Jess is labouring under the illusion that
the European Union is a free trade organisation. It is a protectionist
organisation. We have come full circle and I will move on. Thank
you. Now, I have to interrupt
proceedings to issue an apology With the greatest respect,
we no longer want full membership of your exclusive nightclub,
just the greatest possible access. Michael just doesn't
understand why you won't give And why can't Jess hear a British
accent when she's in the courtyard I hope you're sensible enough
to allow us free entry whenever we feel like it and without regard
to club rules. But if you're going to be
unreasonable, well, we'll respectfully have
to open our own club where we'll sell bootleg Blue Nun and bargain
basement Mini Cheddars Prime Minister Theresa May was full
of respect for her European friends when outlining her divorce
terms on Monday. I respect the position taken
by European leaders. We not only respect that
fact, but support it. Boris Johnson appeared to compare
Anglo-French relations to life Has he lost the esteem
of his parliamentary It is amazing, isn't it,
that this guy is in charge of the Foreign Office,
our great Foreign Office? He doesn't seem to be learning any
of the lessons of diplomacy. Should this man really be at the top
of our foreign relations? Any senior politician,
just don't mention the war. Meanwhile, Barack Obama
was keen to show his respect for the White House press pack,
a week after his successor I want to thank you all
for your extraordinary service to our democracy,
and with that, I will In Davos, Xi Jinping,
Communist China's authoritarian president, called on leaders
of liberal democracies TRANSLATION: We must remain
committed to developing free Public school don and historian
Anthony Seldon knows all about character,
so how important is respect And Anthony Seldon joins us now.
Thank you for being with us. Is our respect for each other in general,
is it in decline? It's very hard to say. We can say that it's a really
important commodity in society, it's what makes a good or just society.
If we don't have that sense of wanting to support each other,
understand each other, if we are just going to be blanking each other
out, denigrating each other, humiliating each other, then we
don't have the basis for what, throughout history, has made good
societies. And we should be teaching it in schools all the way through.
We don't do enough of that in schools? We have a crazy school
system. We focus just on exams, a single person, cramming their head
with information, spitting it out, passive knowledge, regurgitating it
in exams. This has nothing to do with preparing people for life, for
life in society, for building good building blocks for our communities,
has nothing to do with building families, nothing to do with even
jobs, you know. Nobody in a job, as it struck anybody in government,
sits on their own and answers essay questions. They work together,
thinking. We need to develop entrepreneurship, active learning
and decent values. Have we become a less respectful society? I'm not
sure that we have. You hear statistics about elderly people
being more lonely and people not to visiting their grandparents any more
and things like that. I can't say I notice on the street that young
people are disrespecting any more than... Obviously, I am a bit
younger than the other people here, so maybe it's not in my lifetime
that it's gone downhill. Obviously, you are only marginally older. I am
surprised Anthony launched that critique of education with all the
focus on exams. One of the things that characterises education is
respect for teachers. That is an enormous driver, one of the triptych
things that comes out of education. If teachers do not hold the respect
of their pupils, you have a problem. I assume that at the schools where
you were headmaster, respect was substantial. I am still in touch
with my headmaster. Imagine how old he is, given how old you think I am.
Good old Harrow County, which has helped to make you what you are. We
are affected by the family, the groups around us. Schools and exams
are important. The problem is we thought exams and Ofsted report 's
were all that matters in schools. Actually, it is about building... I
think the referendum showed that people still respect Parliament.
British people thought, here is something that we value, we think
should be put in the prime position. We understand it. The British people
are good at changing Parliament. We go from massive Labour majorities to
annihilating the Labour Party. We support the Liberal Democrats, then
we annihilate them. The British people have control of it, and
therefore they respect it. This is certainly true. Such a narrow
margin, 48-52. I was for Remainer, but we lost, and let's make the most
of it. That is what the vast majority have accepted. There is
great respect for parliamentarians. Is there? Is it healthy that we seem
to have lost respect for a lot of institutions? We should be critical.
A lot of great education in schools is about teaching scepticism, not
just to accept authority because it is authority. We are a democracy and
we should be critical and form our own judgments. And you can show too
much respect. In Davos this week, the Davos elite showed too much
respect to the President of China, not raising the issues they should
have done with him. We should always challenge people. People worthy of
respect deserve our respect. We should not respect people who do not
respect us, themselves or other people. I think respect is not an
absolute, it is a qualified and it should be there, but it is able then
block of society. What are the chances we will come to respect
Donald Trump. None. I will never respect anyone like that. You have
to respect the office, and the majority of Americans will continue
to respect the office. He is head of state and of government. He has a
chance, if he respect men and women, he will get there. I have two
respect the schedule. We have run out of time.
That's your lot for tonight folks, but not for us, we're off
to LouLou's for Joe Biden's end of the world survivalist jamboree.
Free nuclear bunkers and cyanide pills for everyone!
Joe has put together the line-up of a lifetime -
Beyonce, Adele, Elvis, Queen and even the Beatles
But perhaps not quite as much as what's happening
Nighty night, don't let the 45th President of the United States bite.
And I don't care, frankly, if it's going to be beautiful
I have a feeling it's going to be beautiful.
Because what we've done is so special.
All over the world they are talking about it.
And we are going to make America great again.
Thank you very much and enjoy the fireworks.
That I will faithfully execute the Office...
And will to the best of my ability...
The Constitution of the United States...
Why would James Delaney hate the India so?
Andrew Neil is joined by Michael Portillo, Jess Phillips and John Nicolson to review the political week, with a film from Quentin Letts. Their studio guests are Polish politician and journalist Radoslaw Sikorski, a foreign minister in Donald Tusk's government, who talks about US, UK and EU politics, while Anthony Seldon talks respect in the spotlight section.