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showers and outreach of still showers and outreach of rain into parts of eastern scotland and for most of us, temperatures are still in single figures of. this chilly because it is less windy. chance on sunday for outbreaks of rain in southern england, not showing up at there is uncertainty about the prospect of that. mainly dry elsewhere. single figure temperatures. there is a pool of cold air cumulating over us, what will shift that? area of low pressure will have a go deeper into next week. first half of the week, high—pressure, settled mainly, frosty at night. the low pressure tries to come in later in the week on the turning more unsettled once again and less cold with the air coming in from the south—west but it isa coming in from the south—west but it is a very slow process. towards the end of the week we are waiting for that to come in. noticed this mild and moving in. it will take its time, this battle between the mild airand the time, this battle between the mild air and the cold air and the high and low pressure. it looks like probably the mild, more unsettled will come in by the end of the week there is a chance it will not arrive
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and by then, there is a small chance it won't arrive at all and the cold error holds on. that is a battle in the weather we are going to follow for you. hello. this is bbc news, with ben brown. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines: president trump says the us wants to stand by saudi arabia, even if saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman knew about the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi. theresa may prepares to head to brussels for more brexit talks, as her ministers are forced to accept several amendments to the budget finance bill in the commons this evening. one in five local hospital services have failed to hit any of their waiting time targets for cancer, accident and emergency and routine operations. nhs hospitals blame the increasing complexity of their existing cases. they often have diabetes, they've got asthma, they're very elderly often, so they come with multiple needs so they take
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a lot longer to help. if they get admitted, they tend to stay in hospital a lot longer as well. # ground control to major tom...# celebrating 20 years of the international space station. this is one of the more memorable moments, with many more to come. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster, david davies, and political leader writer for the financial times, sebastian payne. good evening to you guys. thank you
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very much for being with us. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the daily telegraph leads on spain's claim that scotland will be free to rejoin the eu after brexit, in a stance seen by some as hypocritical after madrid's long—standing opposition to catalonia becoming an independent country. brexit also leads the daily express which looks ahead to theresa may's visit to brussels tomorrow as she tries to seal her brexit deal. "who do you think you are kidding?" that's the headline on the front of the metro which splashes on the so—far—unsuccessful attempt by tory rebels to unseat the prime minister. the guardian says one in four europeans now vote for populists after carrying out analysis of the surge of right wing parties across the continent. the times claims britain and america were leading an 11th—hour attempt last night to stop an alleged former kgb agent becoming the next head of the global police body, interpol. the i says new research suggests smokers are less likely
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to develop parkinson's. the daily mail warns of an "epidemic of child gamblers", citing figures from a new report which says over 50,000 young people under the age of 17 have a gambling problem. and the daily mirror leads on the case of 13—month—old boy 0scar dunkley, who desperately needs a heart transplant in order to live. there you are, those are the front pages. let's start with the times. david, extraordinary story about a kgb man may be becoming head of interpol, could that really happen? you use the word extraordinary and it's truly extraordinary, on the surface, this is something that threatens a really, really important organisation which i didn't know has 194 countries among its membership. now, some of them are saying
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already, the ukraine, lithuania, they're saying, look, this guy, a vetera n they're saying, look, this guy, a veteran we're told of the russian interior ministry, the allegation is a foreign intelligence agent who once served in the kgb. if he gets thejob, and the job, and we're told downing street is gloomy about prospects of him not getting the job tomorrow, then they will leave and we shall see. it comes, of course, against the backdrop of salisbury, the attack on the skripals, and alleged russian behaviour in which they are trying to target opponents of the putin regime. that's the real concern here from the uk and from america, were this fellow to become head of interpol, then it would be more likely to take forward warrants for political opponents. as david was saying, it's an important organisation, spans are so many countries. in some ways, it's been
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superseded by the european arrest warrant, but that's obviouslyjust in europe, then there's nato and other organisations but interpol is an overarching organisation that covers so many countries. an overarching organisation that covers so many countries. it is a secret ballot and it seems to be one country, one vote. even if the uk and the us and its allies are trying to promote a candidate from south korea instead, it seems unlikely that will happen. again it raises the question, the putin regime loves to undermine those rules—based order is, whether it's the world trading system, the banking system or the western security — — system, the banking system or the western security —— orders. you can see why they are justifiably concerned. you might ask the question, this is a last—ditch attempt by the uk, why haven't we heard about this story before? i might have been focusing on other news! speaking of which. .. on that segway! beautifully done, sebastien, thank you! the times have voters
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rallying behind theresa may with the rees—mogg coup attempt, but he said yesterday it definitely wasn't a coup attempt, it has stalled, they we re coup attempt, it has stalled, they were trying to get the 48 letters into the chairman of the 1922 committee. to get a no—confidence vote. they've clearly failed so far, but you never know what might happen. according to the opinion polls cited here it seems like there's been a boost for theresa may. absolutely, let's give theresa may. absolutely, let's give theresa may some good news, very rare at the moment but here we go. a week ago, 33% of voters backed theresa may staying in her post, now 46% say she should stay. the poll also shows mrs may's fortunes have most improved among tory voters. if you believe the polls... some of us have had a few doubts over the years, with reason, i think, few doubts over the years, with reason, ithink, but few doubts over the years, with
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reason, i think, but on the surface, this is good news for downing street. sebastien, do you see her position as having strengthened? it looked wobbly when her brexit secratary resign, esther mcvey resigned, a few junior secratary resign, esther mcvey resigned, a fewjunior ministers also resigned and people were wondering whether shikha pandey on. the crucial thing is michael gove didn't resigned —— she could hang oi'i. didn't resigned —— she could hang on. if michael gove went on tuesday theresa may would have been in trouble and it would have opened the gateway for brexiteers to leave the government. that was a close run thing, he was wavering. mr gove, having done in two prime ministers, he thought the third might be problematic for his reputation, so he decided to stay, promote and try to clean off the edges of mrs may's brexit deal. this polling is fascinating because my sense has always been that yes, brexiteers have concerns legitimate with mrs may's steel, yes it's not a perfect deal but it's the best deal on
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offer. the only one on offer at the moment! when you put this out to punters in the country and you get beyond the ideological purity of a hard, clean brexit, people want to get on with it and they want mrs may to do it. this polling backs that up. this doesn't make herjob easy, she's got a difficult week ahead and she's got a difficult week ahead and she has to get this through parliament, and even if she doesn't have the 48 letters, 25 mps won't vote for the deal and at this rate, she won't get it through. never underestimate the way the british have sympathy for people who are under intense pressure. when they take the view, goodness me, i wouldn't fancy that job, would you? and you can't find anybody. even jeremy corbyn expressed sympathy for her last week. that can be quite an attribute. maybe also admiring her determination when she said she was like geoffrey boycott, keep battling away and getting the runs. you're
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asking a lancashire county cricket clu b asking a lancashire county cricket club member that, so i'm not sure about it! let's stay on the brexit theme, sebastien. this is interesting, this is the spanish. we haven't heard an awful lot about... in recent weeks, in terms of brexit, on spain and gibraltar and so on but the telegraph front page splash is scotla nd the telegraph front page splash is scotland will be free to rejoin the eu according to spain. this is a very controversial story that will i'io very controversial story that will no doubt ruffle feathers in downing street, because until now the 27 member states have been united behind the commission and its approach to signing the withdrawal deal. we're heading into the final furlong at this point. the summit on sunday, where the deal is meant to be rubberstamped. we've begun to hear from some member states not quite happy with some elements. we've heard from france and the fishermen this week, and now spain. they've always said there's no way an independent scotland could join the eu as a fresh member. it would
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have to start from scratch, which is a long, arduous process. what they're saying now is you could. given the situation with catalan independence, this seems, as you said at the beginning, somewhat hypocritical from spain but it shows all the member states of the want to have their voices heard and are trying to make sure this deal is as good as possible for them and as bad as possible for britain. at this late stage, when the fundamentals have been agreed, i can't see michel barnier or donald tusk or jean—claude juncker wanting to reopen this because if you reopen it from the eu side, the brexiteers will want to open it on the irish backstop or the customs union or what have you. surprise, surprise, this has been seized on this evening by nicola sturgeon, who was in london today gathering the opposition parties. don't underestimate mrs sturgeon on all this because it will be interesting to see if the vote... if
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parliament, with its meaningful vote, does vote down mrs may's deal, it will be very interesting to see what emerges after that. that a p pa re ntly what emerges after that. that apparently is what they were talking about today. yes. now, on the metro, they have jacob rees—mogg, what they are calling his shambolic tory rebels being compared to dad's army. sebastian, he was comparing himself to captain mainwaring? ina mainwaring? in a slightly odd comment. there was this thing that mr rees—mogg said, it wasn't a coup. it looked an awful lot like a coup against mrs may. he put his letter of no confidence last week with a great flourish and he urged other tory mps to do so. unfortunately, it's somewhat backfired and they didn't get the numbers they hoped on friday, or even yesterday, and now we've passed a third day where they still don't have the numbers and during this press conference ,
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have the numbers and during this press conference, the head of the arj said this is not a bit dad's army? he said i've always admired captain mainwaring, which many people wouldn't have thought he was admired and a good leader of his command —— captain mainwaring —— erg. and anna soubry, the big tory remainer, she said it was more similarto remainer, she said it was more similar to private pike, remainer, she said it was more similarto private pike, stupid boys! he said it wasn't a coup because a coup is by definition unconstitutional, they're because a coup is by definition unconstitutional, they‘ re using because a coup is by definition unconstitutional, they're using the constitution of the tory party to get through to the 1922 committee with the 48 lawyers and using the tory constitution. where is he getting them? not technically a coup, i'm saying. on that, he is right. he might also be right on the view he takes, despite not getting the 48 letters, an overwhelming majority of conservative mps do not
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wa nt to majority of conservative mps do not want to be made to lead them into the next general election, whenever that may be. between where we are 110w that may be. between where we are now and that general election, goodness knows what is going to happen. i notice my friend, my namesake, without the e, has been left off. he was on the left—hand end of the picture. you were telling us end of the picture. you were telling us earlier, david davis, not to be confused with the former brexit secratary, david davies. when i was at the fa he would get calls about whether the england manager should be sacked or about sven goran eriksson‘s private life. now i get phone calls in the early hours of the morning to go on various radio programmes to talk about the northern ireland border issue and about the future of our trade in europe. this morning, i received a
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briefing text from someone who will remain nameless about this press conference, which was clearly meant for my namesake without the e. did you pass it onto him?|j for my namesake without the e. did you pass it onto him? i got it too late, he was in the middle of it when it came! a fascinating insight into your life, david! the guardian, this is interesting. saying one in four europeans voted for broadly populist politicians or populist parties in elections? shows how politics across the continent is being aligned. we had a vote for brexit and this was seen as people in europe as an aberration, emmanuel macron fans wanted to link together trumped an brexit as these dark forces running throughout the west. —— trump an brexit. —— trump and brexit. this is fascinating because we have
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a european parliamentary elections next may, at which point the uk would have left the eu and will not be electing meps any more. in those elections, the leaders in hungary and italy, populist leaders from the one right wing look set to be very well. the guardian said that it shows that as left—wing populist, in spain and greece, they did very well following the financial crisis. they have somewhat waned now as immigration, sovereignty and orders are the consistent issues across the whole continent. if you end up with a european parliament where one in four voters are voting for populist candidates, the effect will be huge and dramatic is so far the parliament remains pretty mainstream with its balance of left and right and some people on the fringes. yet the socialist and in ukip and what have you. if you look at the numbers, in1998,
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have you. if you look at the numbers, in 1998, according to the guardian, 12 one half million europeans live under populist governments, now it is bigger. before we came into the studio i asked sebastian what you think he understood the work populist. you said, people who follow public opinion, rather than leaving it. said, people who follow public opinion, ratherthan leaving it. i found that a fascinating description. whatever the description, there is an ilk in politics across the world which is quite extraordinary and the comparisons with only a decade ago is quite extraordinary.” comparisons with only a decade ago is quite extraordinary. i think traditionally you would have had parties that say this is the right thing, whether to leave your this issue. take the death penalty for example, a classic issue populism. if you were to go along with popular opinion we would have the death penalty but politicians on all sides that morally would not going to do that. the difference with this new
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breed of populist is, giving people what they want, as you might call it. it has the flipside that populist can be very popular. some people would say that is democracy, of course. giving people what they want. some people would say that is what they want, some would say it is a dark and dangerous road. let us turn to your paper, the financial times, the fifth home secretary sajid javid saying that boosting police numbers is a big part of the solution. this comes at a time when police numbers are being cut by several thousand. cut by, police numbers are being cut by severalthousand. cut by, cut police numbers are being cut by several thousand. cut by, cut by, who made these cuts in police numbers? she was the home secretary at the time... theresa may. that is something that shouldn't be forgotten. is this a turning point? there is little doubt that sajid javid, who i own up as my mp, is
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making a splash, if i can use that word, in the home office. and is certainly making himself distinctive from what has long before. the conservative narrative throughout the austerity years when they first came in was that they will cut police numbers but make policing more effective. in fact, it won't have an impact on the street in cutting levels of management, back office staff, that was boris johnson's message when he was the mayor. what we are having now is that we need to boost police numbers at. is a slight trepidation of what theresa may was doing during those years. that is because we have this rising violent crime. —— rise in. years. that is because we have this rising violent crime. -- rise in. of stabbings and murders. and the cou nty stabbings and murders. and the county drug gangs coming up in different parts of england and that activity is having effects on different parts of the country here.
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ata time different parts of the country here. at a time where austerity, we are being promised that it is over, maybe that is time for the government to look at cuts in police numbers. looking again, it is an admission that it certainly was not right, the extent of the cuts. whatever technology can do for you, surely this went too far. if you talked to just about any senior police officer, but alone the guys on the beat, they will tell you that. -- let alone. the last story on the front page of the telegraph, free tv licences for the over 75 is, dragging down the bbc. this links into the conservative government's austerity agenda that as part of getting the licence fee, the quit pro quota for the bbc was you have got to give free licenses to over 75's. a controversial move because
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that will cost £745 million per year ata time that will cost £745 million per year at a time where the bbc needs to compete on current affairs, drama and programming, to shoulder this costis and programming, to shoulder this cost is a really big ask and what lord hall is saying here is that it is unfairto the lord hall is saying here is that it is unfair to the young because it will have an effect on the programming and future licence fees. i think this was a really misguided policy and i can see why the government did it and it is a good thing. we do have a question, it is this universal? do we not need to look at means testing? no question about that, from my point of view. ina about that, from my point of view. in a civilised society. the good news is that lord hall is having a consultation to europe on this, what are the options? 0ne consultation to europe on this, what are the options? one of the options i heard are the options? one of the options iheard him are the options? one of the options i heard him talking about was introducing it for over 80s. my own view is that you have surely got a civilised society, surely they should be able to find a way to have afair should be able to find a way to have a fair system where you do not take
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away one of the few perks of being elderly, frankly, from elderly couples, let alone elderly single people who cannot afford it. couples, let alone elderly single people who cannot afford itm couples, let alone elderly single people who cannot afford it. it is a question whether that is someone that she paid for by the bbc or the government. is effectively a welfare issue. that i think is where the debate comes from because the government has said abc, you got find this money. the bbc's budget are stretched in every single direction and it is such a great national service and helps britain's soft power at the time we you have got netflix and new news sources which can compete in a more agile way, asking to be busy to meet this welfare thing is not where government policies should be. is one of those classic kings way you can find a compromise, if you look at... all right. unfortunately we are stretched getting you to in here tonight. nice to have you.
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that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you, seven days a week at and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you david davies and sebastian payne. goodbye. hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. james forrester scored a hat—trick for scotland, meaning they also earn promotion from the group. jolene give reports. of the nations league
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has breathed new life into the international break, for scotland it brings and the opportunity. topping the group stage opens the back route toa the group stage opens the back route to a majorfinals the group stage opens the back route to a major finals and a 20 year wait would come down to a play—off. to get there, scotland had to beat israel and the stadium's rarely seen it done easy. when hampden ‘s visitors opened the scoring, many sent the same old story. steam does have characters emerging right now and james forrester showing their clinical streak. this was the equaliser to break the tension. forest had already sought twice a scotla nd forest had already sought twice a scotland against albania and saturday in ourselves that man was cramming a perfect week. the second goal made hamdan believe, but even in the noise, forrest was composed enough for a third. patrick to define the night and restore the raw. there would be one israel goal back and an inevitable nervous finish, but this competition has not the new scottish bravery. and a route to a finals could be paid through a forest. the reading
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defender chris carter now holds the record number of caps for wales, surpassing the previous holder, double south will make his 93rd appearance for wales as they were beaten 1— by albania. the host only goal came from the penalty spot as harry wilson fouled. the chief executive of the professional football association has botched questions about his future this evening. gordon taylor is facing calls to step down amid calls claims that the union doesn't do enough to support former players and it is time for nu leader be elected. iestyn in charge of 37 years and there are also been questions about his 2.2 now and million pound salary. tonight when asked by our sports editor, he refused to address the controversy. mr taylor, hello, can we ask you whether or not you are considering your position in light of the players who want you to
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step down? any comment at all? no. amount of money you have received, anything at all you want to say about that about why that is the right amount to receive? any message at all for the players had expressed concern? the olympic sprinter nigel lavigne has been banned from all sport for four years after failing a drug test. the european indoor gold—medallist was provisionally suspended in february afterfailing a test for an asthma drug that can be used to enhance performance. yet tried to prove that the positive test was the result of taking contaminated supplements, but uk anti— doping say that he was unable to prove that he took it unintentionally and as a result, they have hit him with a maximum result of four years. wales's lauren price is guaranteed a lethal bronze medal at the women's world boxing championships in delhi. she beat
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poll —— her polish opponent on a split decision, she would face is a dutch european champion. dame laura davies will be vice captain for the european team at next year's solheim cup at gleneagles. 55—year—old holds the record for the appearances and points scored in the competition. she will support katrina mathew in september along suzanne peterson and catherine emery. united states have won the last two cups. and that is is also now. -- all —— all for now. hello, it has been told enough recently to bring sleet and snow to lower levels in the south—east of england. jean wednesday, the coldest air and wettest weather is moving northwards away from northern england into northern ireland and scotland, some more wintry weather over the hills. further south across england and
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wales we should see it writing up, spells of sunshine and one or two shells towards the west country. wind will not be a strong across england and wales, the shrubs when further north into scotland, gusty wind for the east coast and across the northern half of the uk it may feel a bit colder than it did today. not feeling quite as called for england and wales, cold enough but not quite as bad as it was on tuesday. frosty start for many western areas, probably on thursday morning. some early sunshine before the cloud comes in off the north sea, that will bring with it some drizzle here and there and perhaps damp editions coming into eastern scotland, seven degrees here. elsewhere, more typically around eight or nine celsius. could —— good buy. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: american interests first. president trump says he'll stand by saudi arabia, despite the killing of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. we also need a counterbalance and
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israel needs help also. if we abandon saudi arabia, it would be a terrible mistake. at a meeting of muslim clerics in afghanistan, a suicide bombing kills at least 50 people. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: smiles and deals — the leaders of china and the philippines pledge a new era of cooperation. and after a dead whale washes up on an indonesian beach, scientists discover six kilos of plastic waste in its stomach.
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