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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  November 16, 2018 5:45am-6:00am GMT

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so let's begin. with me is cornelia meyer — ceo of mrl corporation, a business consultancy. the last merger —— majority of them on brexit. it's been described as a civil war. tory civil war. how weak is theresa may's position as leader? it is weakened, that but the question is, is anybody strong enough? there is the 1922 committee. 1596, enough? there is the 1922 committee. 15%, which is 48 members need to bring in the letters of no confidence in you can trigger it. you then need to make sure that it really goes through because you can only do that once a year. we will see. she is basically staring down. 0k, see. she is basically staring down. ok, you want to unseat me? go ahead, bring it on. the leadership contest is one thing.
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if she leaves a stage that is one thing. but if she stays or goes to brussels on the 25th of november, and even if all the government is me, the 27 governments are you can go ahead, she then needs to get in through parliament. and i don't see whichever way i can have she can get the majority. she has lost her the ub people, the european research council. —— her dup people. she has lost a few of the pro— remain people who have said that they want another referendum. she will depend on the kindness of strangers, which would mean that labour, the lib dems, and scottish national party mps. i don't know how she can get nothing for
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their to put it through parliament. the real issue is who she stays, and if she stays, what will happen to be meaningful vote in parliament. if she stays, what will happen to be meaningful vote in parliamentm if she stays, what will happen to be meaningfulvote in parliament. it is extraordinaire. watching the press conference yesterday that she gave, that too is very late for, and we are all wondering why and what was going on, and why there were such a delay, but she came out and her initials -- initial delay, but she came out and her initials —— initial words, i was convinced was going to resign. but that she became more defiant. that was a parting shot, my deal, my way 01’ was a parting shot, my deal, my way or the highway. a high stakes game of political brick mansion. duty will work is that do enough to convince people on the margins? me because they now if it is working. we need to see what is happening the 1922 committee and they will not come out and say we have the 48 letters, because soon as they do, the speculation goes on. we will need to see how a place through the weekend. but she does best at what else can she do? what will happen if
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she resigns? we will go into total chaos, and, you know, the miracle was very clear last night —— angela merkel was very clear last night. she said there was no room for renegotiation. she was very clear, as was the austrian president, saying we have our political agenda. we have lecturers coming up in europe. we are countries with their own agendas. so what else is she to do? let's talk about what is going on in the times. a similar picture from the press conference that. a lonely may stab us on. those comments are from jacob rees—mogg, the leader of the tory brexiteer fashion, if you will. he has omitted a vote of no—confidence. do we know how close we are to the necessary number to trigger a vote? we don't. they could oppose their chest. and i would do the same thing. when you
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watcher of parliament, where she was basically pilloried, for about three hours, at some stage you could say, i have had it, goodbye. she didn't. but he was very — he's a very good orator. his authorial skills are fantastic in terms of saying that with the letter. but how on earth will he get the numbers in — in— in— in— in parliament? business needs to go on. is needs to go on and make plans. if we lose, which we will, the passporting rights will mean that the ability to clear your to nominated transactions. it will be pretty tough. it is fascinating at
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the moment and politics, isn't it? an extra ordinary period of time we realise what is going on. she referenced her quickening idle, then eschede offscreen. the viewers watching, it must look like a parody. absolutely. and geoffrey boycott is an interesting choice for many reasons. he was in the most inspiring cricketer. but that was not meant for the international viewers. that was meant for her tory backbenchers. what you do a nice sunday summer afternoon if you do watch cricket? trig pimms and watch cricket. —— drink. and it is careers. i wonder whether or not the
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way in which she conducted herself during a press conference, that staggering on and that some of humanity, whether or not that would have done the trick, whether that would have appealed to people. this was her course. she is going to carry on. regardless, it seems. was her course. she is going to carry on. regardless, it seemslj wonder carry on. regardless, it seems.” wonder if it is not a little too late because, you know, she had similar messages, remember the cheque is agreement where she basically said you resign and you ta ke basically said you resign and you take a basically said you resign and you takea cab basically said you resign and you take a cab home, your against your ministerial limo is gone. and then, you know, it all unravelled. every now and then, she comes out with some strong statements which then sort of unravel a little bit. but all the more powerful her. she had no choice. so she might as well do it fighting. let's talk about how this is being reviewed, certainly
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and international press. the new york times here. interesting, i was taught about this yesterday, a selection of a new pope is traditionally is traditionally nuts of white smoke. —— is traditionally amounts of white smoke. this is a different type of politics. —— this is traditionally an announced. one wonders whether other politicians will put country national interest, and she kept mentioning that, before personal party interests? that would be important. they would be very important. and — and i have in our era for the last 18 months. we have not got there yet. but i think that the other thing in the new york times is about this distribution centre in holland which actually distributes our third of all cut flowers in the world, and a billion of those cut flowers come to hear.
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come to the uk. and while they do? cut flowers, you can't have them sitting for ages somewhere in kent ona sitting for ages somewhere in kent on a motorway. so that is a real issue. and it is a real issue for other countries will stop ireland did not the deal. it is tough on them. in the former promise of italy came out yesterday and said, he said look, a bad brexit is going to be very bad for italy, because italy has its own demons, with its budget, the last thing it needs is yet another bad thing hitting the eu. and others to richard not get a huge amount of prominence is there because of the brexit chaos, but certainly picked up in the gulf news. this is the fight that are facing the death penalty for tamaki should you's motor. at an extraordinary measure, and the uae
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seems to welcome it. the uae seems to welcome it, it saudi seems to welcome it. whenever we live in this, and this is the tradie incident. i do know what happened, i am sure our security services not happen, but one thing we cannot forget is how important the stability of saudi arabia is to the west, because it is — gcc is an island of stability in a sea of unrest. nasri said. thank you for at. —— nicely said. stay with us. —— thank you for that. hello there. we started this week with some drenching downpours. we end the week on a much quieter note. albeit quite a murky one. some cloud, some mist and fog to start friday. i'm hopeful that things will brighten up a little bit later on.
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but sunshine amounts will vary, depending on where you are. most of us starting off grey and murky with some mist and some hill fog. but as we go on through the day, that cloud will tend to break up. northern scotland should see some sunshine even through the morning. and then, into the afternoon, a few other places willjoin in, mostly where you get a bit of shelter from high ground to the south, so parts of north cornwall, north devon, western and northern wales, here a decent chance of seeing a little bit of sunshine. elsewhere, the cloud should thin and break a little bit to reveal at lest some brightness. temperatures generally around 13 or 14 degrees. the north coast of northern ireland, perhaps cumbria, certainly the northern half of scotland, again, these areas likely to see some spells of sunshine with those temperatures again up to 13 or 14 degrees. but, as we go through friday night, most places will again turn quite cloudy, that cloud lowering down onto the hills. it will get quite murky, there will be some mist patches around. as a consequence, not a cold night, minimum temperatures between six to 12 degrees. so a mild start to saturday morning.
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quite a grey start as well. but there are some changes to come. high—pressure sitting out here across the near continent. but the winds around high pressure flow in a clockwise direction, and that is going to start to bring us more of a south—easterly flow. we'll start to tap into some drier air and so this cloud is going to retreat. we're going to peel it back from the map and we'll see increasing amounts of sunshine. so after that grey start, things should tend to brighten up. and by saturday afternoon, most of us should have blue skies overhead. those temperatures, ten, 11, 12 degrees, that won't feel too bad, although it will be quite breezy. and then, for sunday, quite a cold start, actually. could be a touch of frost around, but then a lot of sunshine to take us through the day. still quite breezy and still not especially warm. those temperatures up to between nine to 12 degrees. but those temperatures are only going to head in one direction as we get into the start of next week, and that is downwards.
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we're going to start to import some much colder air from the near continent, and so temperatures are going to take a tumble. at the same time, we're going to bring in more in the way of cloud. so, largely grey skies as we go into monday and tuesday. it'll still be quite breezy, and temperatures for many stuck in single digits. good morning, welcome to breakfast, with charlie stayt in westminster, where prime minsiter theresa may is fighting to remain in office. today she'll start selling her brexit deal to the public, after insisting a series of resignations won't change her mind. ami am i going to see this through? yes. but there are questons now over the environment secretary, michael gove, who's considering quitting after turning down the post of brexit secretary. so are there better ways to organise brexit? i'm at a brewery in edinburgh to see what businesses and workers are making of developments.
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and what the uncertainty could mean for them. join us little later in the programme.
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