Episode 19 Super League Show

Episode 19

Harry Gration presents the best of the action from round 19 of the Engage Super League. Including Warrington Wolves v St Helens and Wigan Warriors taking on Huddersfield Giants.

Similar Content

Browse content similar to Episode 19. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!



Shirts to do the same. So if de Thaksin Shinawatra's sister wins,


will you accept she has a legitimate mandate to govern?


would say that she gets the first shot at governing the country,


because she has already said she will not work with this or that


party, so the numbers will determine who will form the


government. If any party wins the most number of seats it gets the


first shot. Obviously if it wins an outright majority all these


questions are academic. Dear leader she wins a majority and forms a


government, do you believe that government will, in essence, be


controlled by her brother Thaksin Shinawatra? They are already


campaigning on that - that somehow he will be in control and the


priority will be to whitewash him. She says that she is considering a


general amnesty and that... I think that comes after there has been a


strong reaction against the proposal made earlier by a party


member assigned to do this work that there will be a push to bring


Thaksin Shinawatra back. But she is not saying that. Back I have spoken


to her myself, she says they will be no special treatment for toxins


in a white truck... Does that mean everyone on corruption charges will


be whitewashed? I am asking you to tell me how you would react if


Thaksin Shinawatra was able to come back. I am telling you that if


Perse -- her party came out and said they would whitewash and there


would be a strong reaction against it, so they are now going for a


general amnesty. Airlines are expected to resume


flights between Australia and New Zealand on Monday after a five-day


disruption caused by an ash cloud from Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano


out of Chile. Hundreds of flights were cancelled. Some normality was


restored a few days later but the cash came back again, causing many


cancellations on Wednesday. China and Vietnam have again


pledged to solve their dispute over the South China Sea through


negotiation. Diplomats from both sides met in Beijing on Saturday


but no details of the meeting were released. The countries have a


history of territorial disputes, but they have recently become much


more hostile. The President of Sudan, Omar al-


Bashir, who is wanted by the Criminal Court on crimes against


humanity, arrives in China in a few hours for a state visit. China is


the largest buyer of the country's oil, and they have called the visit


"reasonable". Omar al-Bashir it is standing against charges of war


crimes. The ethnic Chinese population in


Paris say they are being systematically attacked and robbed


of which is driving them to seek greater police protection.


Community leaders say that at least one robbery is being committed


every day, often with violence. This is corroborated by city


officials. This man runs a successful business,


a driving school. He has been viciously attacked twice and had


his nose broken. TRANSLATION: This kind of attack


happens all the time, especially to Asians. My wife had her mobile


phone stolen at least five times. Every day people are being attacked


and beaten. These photographs were taken after the muggings. He showed


me more than 80 police reports of attacks in less than a year. Many


victims don't go to the police because they are illegal immigrants.


The problem has become so bad that thousands of members of this


normally shy community have been out on the streets calling for


tougher policing. They are regularly attacked. Especially


Chinese people - not because of racist reasons, but because


criminals haiminals hartunity to earn money easily because Chinese


people often carry cash - a lot of cash. Many Chinese people run shops


or restaurants so they tend to be relatively prosperous. Officials


say their attackers are often of immigrant descent themselves, from


other communities. What is really shocking is that this is happening


not in the notoriously violent suburbs, but here in Paris itself.


In an area which, until a couple of years ago, was held up as a model


of multicultural harmony. Now the police say they have put more


officers on the streets but budgets are limited. Residents say they are


not here when their owners needed - at night when the streets are


deserted. -- when they are most needed. Victims say the muggings


are becoming more violent and people are fed up with living in


fear. You have news about the apparent


demise of a notorious group of computer hackers?


It is an unexpected development. This is a group of computer hackers


which targeted major websites around the world and has now


announced it is disbanding. It gained attention due to its high-


profile targets and the sarcastic videos on its site. They have not


given a reason for quitting, but they are being investigated by the


FBI and Scotland Yard, which just last week arrested a British


teenager as part of the inquiry. A senior security adviser of an


internet security firm believes they faltered because the pressure


was getting to them. I think it is fair to assume that with he turned


up after going after several major corporations -- heat.... There are


a lot of people looking for them. In the last few weeks, rival groups


on the internet have been annoyed by these guys and have been tried


to find out their identities and reveal them to the public and


potentially to law enforcement. It may be that they heat was getting a


little too hot and they decided to exit.


There have been violent clashes in the Argentine capital of Buenos


Aires following the relegation of the River Plate football club for


the first time in its 110 year history. Fans clashed with riot


police outside the stadium. An ugly end to River Plate's worst-ever


season. These violent scenes at the end of the match reveal a club in


turmoil, on and off the pitch. This was again which River Plate had to


win by two clear goals to avoid the drop in to division before the


first time in their long and illustrious history. -- division B.


The match was held with tight security, and River Plate fans soon


had something to celebrate. A powerful drive just six minutes


into the match suggested that one of Argentina's great first teams


may still pull off a great escape. In the second half the equaliser


came to seal River Plate's fate and plunge them into the second year of


Argentine football. A late penalty miss only compounded the misery --


second here. -- second level. Water cannons were fired into the stands


as River Plate's disillusioned supporters vented months of


frustration at what they see as serious mismanagement by the club's


hierarchy. The violence then spilled onto the streets around the


stadium. Tear-gas was used and riot police were deployed. Some shops in


the centre of the city were attacked and dozens of injuries


have been reported. River Plate must now rebuild - a relegated team


with a damaged reputation. You have been watching Newsday.


The headlines: The Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says that China


will help European countries experiencing financial difficulties.


During a visit to Britain he said that China has increased its


investment in government bonds from some EU countries, demonstrating


Beijing's continuing confidence in the eurozone.


That's all from us from London and Singapore. There is much more on


our website. It has been a day of contrasts


today. For many we have seen some sunshine and it has been the


warmest day of the year so far. 29.2 degrees is the top temperature


in London. Cool and cloudy with rain into Scotland and Northern


Ireland. Temperatures here down to 17 degrees. As we head into Monday


it looks as though the humidity will rise yet again and it will


turn thundery later today because of the heat. We sit with the blue


skies to start across England and Wales to start. Scotland and


Northern Ireland cloudy with some scattered showers abound. We will


start dry across Wales with sunshine and a mild start to the


day. A gentle breeze across Northern Ireland and dry to start.


Across Scotland also largely dry and fairly cloudy for Monday


morning. We have some remnants of the weak weather front across the


south-eastern areas of Scotland. To the south of that the warm air will


push northwards and the two will collide, triggering some heavy


showers through Monday. For most on Monday you can see across England


it is clear, blue skies. 24 degrees the temperature we start with in


London. It goes up from there. We will start the day with some


showers affecting the south-western part of England. These showers will


advance north-east, perhaps pushing into Wales through the day. Then


they showers will break out across south-east Scotland and towards the


north-east of England as well. We will see another spell of showers


pushing up from the near continent. They might have a bit of a


lightning display. High teens across Scotland and Ireland. In


England we could get up to 30 degrees - very hot indeed. The hot


weather for south-eastern England is likely to trigger some showers


as we head through Monday evening. Thunderstorms from the east and


some torrential downpours. They will push eastwards as we go


through the early hours of Tuesday. The yellow and green showing some


intense downpours, and this is where the humidity will be. You can


see 18-19 in the east and cooler for the west - 9-13 degrees. In


Tuesday we will lose the last of those showers in the east. Then we


are into a fresh air mass on Tuesday. Temperatures in the high


teens-mid-20s. Largely dry on Tuesday with spells of sunshine.


Apology for the loss of subtitles for 59 seconds


For the rest of the week it will be This is BBC News. The headlines:


The Chinese Prime Minister has said that China will lend a helping hand


to European countries experiencing financial difficulties. During a


visit to Britain he said that China had continuing confidence in the


eurozone and acknowledged that China's trade surplus was bad for


global stability. Rebels in western Libya say they


are consolidating their position near to Tripoli. Rebels in eastern


area say that they are ready to discuss a political settlement with


the government in Tripoli if Colonel Gaddafi and his circle


leave power. The trial of the four surviving


senior members of the Khmer Rouge has begun in the capital, Phnom


Penh. The defendants face charges of genocide, crimes against


humanity and war crimes over the best of 2 million people during Pol


Pot's regime in the 70s. -- the death of.


The Education Secretary has warned that teachers in England and Wales


taking strike next Thursday will harm the reputation of their


profession. Thousands of teachers are expected to walk out over


changes to their pensions. Michael Gove says the action would be a


mistake. They do not look like they are


angry and planning for the ultimate action. Some of the teachers at


this gathering in Surrey know they are on the brink of a mass walkout.


They are among 750,000 workers who believe the march against the cuts


was not enough. They are planning industrial action on Thursday,


which could shut down the school system. It is something the


Education Secretary believes parents will find it hard to


forgive. Let's not have the sort of militancy that will disturb family


life for hundreds of thousands of across the country and will mark a


retrograde step for the profession. It's the dispute is over pensions.


The Government believes that population changes make the current


arrangements arms that -- unsustainable and a new deal on


public sector pensions is crucial, especially if numbers are to adopt


on reducing the deficit. But the teaching unions claimed the


proposals mean paying more in and maybe getting less out when


retirement comes. One has accused the Government of stealing. If the


Government gets away with doing a Robert Maxwell on our pensions,


there will be no honourable teaching profession. Good teachers


will not want to enter the profession because it will not be


worth it. Union negotiators are due here tomorrow to meet with the


Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude. For the Association of


Teachers and Lecturers is the first time in over 100 years that its


members have gone on a national strike. But the Government has


little room to manoeuvre on this. Rewriting the pensions funds, it


says, it is a key part of its deficit reduction plan.


That's it from me but now it is time for HARDtalk.


Thailand's divisions are defined by colour. These range jetted


opponents of the current government are followers of former Prime


Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted five years ago in a military coup.


He has since been convicted of corruption and lives in Dubai. But


his shadows still hangs over it Thai politics. Not least because


his younger sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is now leading the main


opposition party into the elections. Though a political novice, she


could beat Thailand's next Prime Minister. She would not sit down


for a HARDtalk into view but I did manage to grab a few words. How


confident are you of winning this election? I am confident. But there


are still more -- two more weeks to go. We have to visit more people.


We have to make sure that our policy has been explained. What is


your basic message to the Thai people? We will help them to


improve the wealth of the country. That is the way to generate income.


Our policy is good for all people. Do you want your brother to come


back to Thailand? My first priority will be to help the country. My


brother would not get any benefits, special benefits. He will get the


same as anybody. I will not set the policy for my family. I was set the


policy for solving pylon's polis -- problems. Many of your supporters


and many of the Red Shirts want to see your brother come home. If you


are the leader, you could do that. I have to do the country benefit


first. Thank you very much. Wander around the streets of


central Bangkok and by day, amid all of the traffic and the high-


rise construction and the shopping malls, and you get a sense of a


fast-growing Asian economy. And yet just one year ago, these very


streets were the scene of a bitter confrontation between protesters


and the Thai army. Just over there you can see a building that is


still under repair, having been burnt out a year ago. More than 90


people were killed in that violence. The question is, could it happen


again? My guest today is the Prime Minister of Thailand, Abhisit


Vejajjiva. Could Thailand's development be derailed by


Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajjiva, welcome to HARDtalk. Pleasure.


Thailand's recent history has been disfigured by military coups, and


political violence. Do you accept that this coming election is a


massive test of Thailand's commitment to democracy? It is a


test for that. I am confident that the country will prove to the rest


of the world that our democracy is maturing and is resilient. You talk


about the history of Thailand, having troubled political ties. We


have also proven that the Thai economy has been remarkably


resilient. We have turned things around from the impact of the


global financial crisis very quickly. We have got very low


unemployment. All indicators are showing the strength and stability


of the economy. Sure. But the markets are also desperate to see


long-term stability. I would say that right now they are not


convinced. There is uncertainty. There is uncertainty every time


there is an election because there is competition. There is an


atmosphere of uncertainty in the markets. But after the elections


things will become clearer. Yes. An interesting comment. The truth is,


the opinion polls seem to have a clear message in the run-up to the


elections. That is, you enjoy Democrat Party are behind. Why is


that? We are slightly behind. I think we suffer like all government


suffer in times where people face higher prices. They look to the


government to help them. But we are taking our message out. We're


saying that there is a lot we are already doing to help them in terms


of subsidising cooking gas, making sure that diesel price does not get


out of control. At the same time we have got concrete policies to


increase people's income, the minimum wage... Let me stop you


there. You have just mentioned a series of policy which struck me as


reminiscent of the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


Appealing to the poor. The difference is that you do not


appear to succeed. That is not true. Everybody needs to work for the


people. The poor are the ones who need help first. When we address


the economic crisis a couple of years ago, it was clear that our


programme was designed to help the most vulnerable. Here is what one


very senior Thai politicians said to me about you. He said, the


problem is, Abhisit Vejajjiva never looked comfortable when he is in a


rice paddy. Well... You find it difficult to connect with the poor


rural Thai people. I find that odd. This is the eight election campaign


I have been involved in. I need a lot of people, rural people mostly.


You should have followed me out there. I thought you would come


with me. You will see how we can get. It is not easy when you are


very educated, have that sort of elite background. But I have spent


20 years with the people. As soon as I graduated, I spent a year


working at a university. When I was old enough the first thing I did


was to run for a seat in Parliament. Ever since, all of my work has been


connected with people. That is why it people understand that the


programmes that we have implemented are not the ones they want to lose.


But maybe they want a sense of radicalism that you are not able to


offer. There is, it seems, a feeling in this country that the


gap between rich and poor is simply too wide. You should look at the


numbers. For the first time when we have economic crisis, we have


engineered a recovery for the poor. It seems to me that what is at


stake in these were let -- election is a tide judgement on five


tumultuous years, going back to their 2006 Coupe, then the troubled


history of Thaksin Shinawatra and the red shirts and everything that


has come over those five years. I would like to ask you, do you


regret any of the things you have done as leader of your party and


Prime Minister with regard to the Red Shirts? Your decision to


confront them? If you look at the to use that I have been through, I


never started these confrontations. -- two years. I offered solutions.


I negotiated. I made solid proposals about early elections at


least three times. Every single time it was turned down because


there was nothing for Thaksin Shinawatra, particularly by the


amnesty, the red shirts, had elements of violence. You have


accused them of terrorism? That was after they engaged with armed


groups of people, firing and watching grenades at people and


officials. But my point is this. I made solid offers about early


elections, about how we might move the country for wit and address the


inequality issue. Every time it was rejected because there was nothing


for Thaksin Shinawatra. The bottom line is, that is what they want on


the top of their agenda. The Red Shirts have been manipulated. We


are trying to engage them into a dialogue. My point about the


violence is this. You talk about the violence of the Red Shirts. Let


us not forget there was also violence in 2008 sparked by the


yellow shirts. They took over two of Thailand's airports. They


besieged and attack the Prime Minister's office. There was a lot


of violence before you came to power. What many critics of your


government says, look at what Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajjiva has done


to the Red Shirts. He has locked many of them are. Look at what he


has done to the yellow shirts. He has not overseen the conviction and


locking up of any of them. This is all according to the due process of


law. I have not interviewed with any of these cases. All I have said


is that they should speed things up. I have instructed the police and


all of the agencies concerned that they should move these cases


forward as best they can. Why do you believe they have moved so much


quicker? The cases against the Red Shirts back in 2007 are probably


more slow or as low as the yellow shirts in 2008. The reasons why


recent cases in recent events have been faster is because most of the


arrests were made on the spot. Whereas with the events of 2007-


hour wait is over stop the investigations need to probe into


the witnesses and so on. Could it be that there are some people


inside the Democrat Party who joined the yellow shirts? Could


that be a factor? I do not think so. I have instructed the police that


they should move ahead. My Foreign Minister has been charged. There is


no discrimination. Let me ask you about a basic truth in Thai


politics. Thaksin Shinawatra was convicted of corruption. He went


into self-imposed exile. Is it not true that Thaksin Shinawatra is


still a spectre who hangs over this country and in particular over your


political future? He has been Prime Minister for 5-6 years. A very


dominating figure in politics. He almost silenced the opposition. He


continues to dominate. Of course there has been some good things he


has done. Those are programmes that I have no hesitation in continuing


his they benefit the people. But that does not take away from the


fact that on his record there are corruption charges and convictions,


accusations of human rights abuse. Accusations of terrorism by some


close to you. Do you believe that Thaksin Shinawatra is responsible


for Quote unquote terrorism? He is responsible for inciting the red


shirts to come. There are good reasons to believe that the


violence that took place was something that he was well aware of


and did not stop. Where does that leave Thailand today? The poll say


that the party Pheu Thai Party led by his sister its may win this


election. That is for the Thai people to decide. They will make


that decision and we will respect We will all respect that decision?


Are you confident that is true. So if Yingluck Shinawatra wins, you


will accept she has a legitimate Mandrake to govern this country?


will say that she has the first shocked -- mandate. She has already


said she will not work with this or that party, so the numbers will


dictate who forms the government. If any party wins the most number


of seats it gets there first shop. If it wins an outright majority


these questions are academic -- shot. Do you believe that if she


wins a majority that the government will, in essence, be controlled by


her brother Thaksin Shinawatra? Well, they are already campaigning


that somehow he will be in control and their priority is to whitewash


him. She says that she is considering a general amnesty and


that it will... I think that comes after there has been a strong


reaction over the proposal made earlier by her party that there


will be a law passed to bring Thaksin Shinawatra back. She is not


saying that... The first thing she assigned on this issue... I spoke


to her myself... She said that there will be no special treatment


bought Thaksin Shinawatra... Does that mean that everybody who is on


corruption charges will be whitewashed? I am asking you how


you would react about the general amnesty. The pure Thai party came


out and spoke clearly that they intended to whitewashed Thaksin


Shinawatra -- Pheu Thai Party. he is allowed to come back, do you


believe the army will accept it? hope that whoever wins the


elections would not put his interests before the people's and


the country's. I would strongly advise against such a move. It


would bring instability and more conflict. It is the last thing


people need. People on their issues addressed. Issues about high prices,


about drugs. We should work to make sure there is a government to


address those issues rather than stick with Thaksin Shinawatra's


politics. You are being diplomatic and entering in your own way, but I


think the people would like an answer - you think there is bound


to be political instability if an effort is made to bring Thaksin


Shinawatra back to this country. think, and I am saying this to the


people of Thailand and the rest of the world, we should not encourage


a government who puts one man's interest before the people's. We do


not want it to happen and we hope on 3rd July the Thai people will


show was it is not what they want. I spoke to the former Thai Prime


Minister on this issue and he said that he hoped that the army would


not intervene in the case of eight Pure type of position victory. --


Pheu Thai Party opposition victory. It was a different situation. I


came out against the group. I was probably the first leader in


Thailand to come out against the coup. So they should not for one


second consider intervention, if Yingluck Shinawatra and the pure


Thai party win this election? is right. Let strengthen our


democracy. -- pure Type party. had the cheek of the army going on


television a few nights ago and saying - this is a quote - I want


to tell the media, do not cause problems for this country. Do you


think that sort of relationship between the military, public life


and politics is acceptable? -- the chief of the military. You have to


put things in perspective. We have an independent commission who is


overseeing it. Why does the army need to run television... We passed


a law that will now set up a commission that will we allocate


these natural resources... This has got to change. You have said to the


army - you will not be a dominant figure any more in the media. Would


you like to take this opportunity to tell the army chief that he


should not be going on television making veiled threats? I think that


is very unfair on what he said. We have got stations and parts of the


media, some people here in Thailand call it a fake media, which are


inciting people to violence. That is the kind of activity he is


warning about. Is that why you close down 13 community radio


stations, which Human Rights Watch said was another egregious example


of censorship in this country? station has been closed for its


political views. Well, they all happened to be sympathetic to the


Red Shirts. So many media sensitive to the Red Shirts are not... It is


a remarkable coincidence - 13 radio stations and all of them were


sympathetic. They were inciting violence against the state. I think


many of them seemed to fall foul of the latest Majesty laws, didn't


they? Me at is part of the Criminal Code and security law. -- that his


our part. Just for those who were not familiar with the majesty laws,


let's remind ourselves - article 112 of the criminal code says that


whether the fames, insults or threatens the king, queen, era


apparent, will be subject to imprisonment up to 15 years. Do you


think that, when we are talking about reforming high society, that


law needs to be looked at and changed? It is certainly being


looked at in the form of making sure that enforcement of that law


is not being abused. I set up a special advisory council to look


into this because I think, in the past, the law had been either


abused or too liberally interpreted. You say you are considering reforms


and you have a committee looking at it, when reporters Without borders,


a campaign group looking at press freedom, they say this law has been


used to target all media that is close to or support the opposition.,


that is not true. You have to look at the context. They're not being


taken to court, they are not being prosecuted because of political


views. It is hard to take your position seriously when so many


independent observers from outside, and I quote ahead of human Rights


Watch Asia, they say that you have become the most fervent sense that


in recent high history. That is not true. When I was in the opposition


are hardly had in the media space during Thaksin Shinawatra's time.


These days you see opposition figures on newspapers, television,


radio all the time. We cannot tolerate comments that incite


violence or violate laws. Is it time, and this law is about doing


damage to the king and his family, is it time to have an open and


transparent debate about the future of the constitutional monarchy in


this country's which is why I set up this special committee. -- this


is why I set up the special committee. That is why. I am


talking about the former Prime Minister - he says that, frankly,


the mark and the people around him are revered and respected, but they


have to learn that respect and it is time to be more open about the


way the monarchy is run. And we are saying that these kind of


discussions are OK. You want a full and frank discussion... To the rest


of the world, first of all you have to make a distinction between


academic opinions and political opinions about the role of the


monarchy and comments that basic week are wild allegations that


caused damage -- that basically our wild allegations. The monarchy has


no self-protection mechanism. We don't want them to be party to


conflict with the people. That is why this law exists. We want to


make sure the law is not abused. The work towards that goal began


during my government. Before we end, let's look forward for a few days.


Neither of us can be sure how this election will turn out. It will


probably be very close. I talked at the beginning about the history of


political instability in this country. Do you fear there may be


more instability? More violence after the selection? I know there


are people who are willing to use violence and cause instability. I


will do all I can to make sure it doesn't happen and I am confident


that Thai democracy and Thai society and the people in Thailand


will Brussels to be resilient. you will do all you can even if you


lose? -- will prove to be. And if you win - you have talked about


reform and your intentions to reform - how profound will the


change be in the next 4-5 years Abhisit Vejjajiva is Prime


Minister? I been I will tackle all the structural issues. Including


the military? Well, the military - you mention that - it is funny.


They have been dominating in some security policies in the south


during Thaksin Shinawatra's years. We changed that and they co-


operated. The work has already begun. I will move the country


forward and tackle the more difficult issues, structural issues.


Once that I didn't have sufficient time in my first termtoo. Five


years, to face. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva - thank you for


Abhisit Vejjajiva - thank you for being on HARDtalk.


Many places have had heatwave conditions and they continue today.


Very humid today, it will trigger some heavy thunderstorms. Scotland


and Northern Ireland is cloudy with patchy rain. A hot it comes


northwards and it will trigger some heavy showers. England and Wales


start hot and sunny. Showers in the south-west. This hot weather


extends up the eastern coast to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The


highs are in the 30s. As we head through Monday evening they


humidity Klein's in the south-east and will draw up some showers. --


she admitted he climbs. Some hail and thunder may be likely from this.


The Super League Show features the best of the action from Round 19 of the Engage Super League competition this week, including Friday night's Warrington Wolves v St Helens clash, and Saturday afternoon's main event as the Wigan Warriors welcome the Huddersfield Giants to the DW Stadium. Presented by Harry Gration.

Download Subtitles