tv The Briefing BBC News July 1, 2019 5:45am-6:01am BST
and finally, it's an important week for tennis lovers as wimbledon kicks off today. the guardian, like many papers, has its guide to all the players vying to win this year's tournament. number one seed novak djokovic will be looking to defend his wimbledon title against other players such as rafael nadal and roger federer. henry will be there. i will be. you are probably going to centre court. iam very are probably going to centre court. i am very lucky. with me is henry bonsu, the broadcaster and commentator on international affairs. let's start with sudan, whether mass protests have unfortunately turned deadly. you have to marvel at the determination of these protesters subjugated by 30 years to make sure the revolution is not stolen as some
people say it was stolen north of the border in egypt, putting themselves at greater risk for causing great pressure for this military council. you have this general blaming these killings on snipers, you have the african union and egypt suing for peace. the big question is whether or not this plan or some kind of leadership council with seven civilians and 7 million personnel will be accepted. the numbers on the streets have taken everybody by surprise. the council and other commentators, the internet has been down for over a month, restricting the ability for these people to organise themselves and so the military out in such strength. it isa the military out in such strength. it is a real testament to the strength of feeling. it is notjust tapping in khartoum, it is happening all over the country, people in the middle classes, older people who are sick and tired of being suppressed and they are determined the revolution will not be stolen, it is an educated and determined population and they want freedom,
clearly. do you get the sense that changes on the horizon, the fact they are continuing these protests so they are continuing these protests so determinedly? yes, i think so. a good sign is that this transitional military council is sensitive about the opinion of the african union and the opinion of the african union and the outside world. 0nly last week we heard there was some kind of canadian public relations firm to improve their image and get the meetings with donald trump and they are meetings with donald trump and they a re clearly meetings with donald trump and they are clearly about what happens beyond their borders. let's look at this reaction to the historic meeting by president trump and chairman kim jong—un of meeting by president trump and chairman kimjong—un of north korea. not only the meeting, but the fact that president trump became the first sitting us president to cross into north korea, which shocked me, the fact that he made that move. he made those few steps. it is such a pr win for chairman kim. i don't know what trump gets out of it.”
think that chairman kim will be absolutely delighted, he hasn't had to give up any nuclear weapons, there might be an easing of sanctions with trump being so unpredictable he might think that was great, when will i go even further? in the end, he wants to be liked. that is the danger that commentators are saying president trump isn't getting anything back at the moment. but he has held steady on the fact that he does want denuclearisation. something that did not come up in that hour—long meeting on the demilitarised zone. you get the impression from watching trump with leaders that he does not push back. he wants a nice cosy meeting, he wants to say, we got on well, fell in love, we are great friends. when he talks about president putin, he wagged his finger, don't interfere on elections. he isjoking and smiling. you don't get the impression he has
really got a sense of what is at sta ke really got a sense of what is at stake in these meetings. he thinks about the photo opportunity, how it will play back in the us and the tough questions can come another day. it is interesting that much is made of the optics of this and how it will play with core voters, but you wonder whether they would care whether the situation in north korea is something that american voters are is something that american voters a re really is something that american voters are really concerned about when we know international affairs is not something that really is at the centre of voters concerns when they come to... to the election. this is true. what they want is for trump to look strong and dominant for them to say america is back on the world stage. people are not that bothered about north korea and the nuclear weapons, although they will be aware that america for a war in the 50s. you contrast trump osman attitude towards north korea does have nuclear weapons and have been with eve ryo ne nuclear weapons and have been with everyone who does not. there is no coherence to the foreign policy. jeremy hunter says he will make a
speech today about how he will turbocharge an ideal brexit with a £20 billion plan. ——jeremy hunt. a p pa re ntly £20 billion plan. ——jeremy hunt. apparently what they called fiscal headroom, philip hammond have created a war chest of £26 billion which will be spent if we exit the european union with no deal. jeremy hunt says he will launch a special node your budget if we do crash out oi’ node your budget if we do crash out or have a hard brexit. £6 billion to help farmers and fishermen will face ta riffs if help farmers and fishermen will face tariffs if they are trading into the european union and spent billions of dollars —— billions of pounds cutting corporation tax to 12.5% to help business. that is very similar to what they have done in the republic of ireland. is there a sense that he is making headway, jeremy hunt, against borisjohnson he has started this race with? there isa he has started this race with? there is a sense of it. the daily telegraph, which is a married ——
massive boris johnson supporter, telegraph, which is a married —— massive borisjohnson supporter, has what this story on its front page. i was surprised by that. he writes for the daily telegraph and they put the headline on the front page every day. they say the daily telegraph is a tory party prayer and the moment the conservative party elected 160,000 members do believe in boris johnson, some people describe it as a cult. jeremy hunt sees himself as a cult. jeremy hunt sees himself as a businessman, a negotiator who the european union in brussels will talk to as opposed boris who he said has offered everything on a wing and a prayer. you went to university with jeremy hunt. can you see him as prime minister? he did not strike me asa prime minister? he did not strike me as a guy with a hard—core alpha personality, but people do change over a period of 30 years. politics can do that to you. he has had very, very powerful friends. can do that to you. he has had very, very powerfulfriends. david cameron, all at university at the
same time. i didn't hang out with those people. but i was aware of jeremy hunt, he was a very nice, pleasa nt jeremy hunt, he was a very nice, pleasant guy. i didn't see this comingi pleasant guy. i didn't see this coming i have to say. he is saying he has wanted it for 30 years. let's have a look at the japan times. commercial whaling resumes. it is something they have said they would doa something they have said they would do a few months ago and they are going ahead and doing it. it is about the cultural and historical importance of whaling. about the cultural and historical importance of whalingli about the cultural and historical importance of whaling. i am a member of the natural world, i saw david attenborough. he is a history god for me. i am disappointed at this. i haven't understood the cultural reasons why japanese lay so much on whaling. the taste, it is something that used to be a significant part of the economy, but i would imagine that a lot of neutrals attach iconic status to the whale. it is a huge, beautiful animal. if the japanese go
ahead and do this in the teeth of international opposition, it will mark down the opinion of a lot of people around the world. mark down the opinion of a lot of people around the worldm mark down the opinion of a lot of people around the world. it is due to go ahead today. this is controversial for lots of reasons. let's move on to wimbledon. the guardian's take on it. novak djokovic in the mood for defence of the sacred wimbledon title. rafael nadal questioning the seeding system. the seeding determines who will play who, who is likely to have a serious opposition on their half of the draw. what i am really offering —— interested in other women, serena williams has one of seven times, she is still ——if she gets this time it will become 2a grand slam than she ties with margaret court,. there was a lot of controversy last yea r. margaret court,. there was a lot of controversy last year. she returned from motherhood. iam not
controversy last year. she returned from motherhood. i am not sure exactly where she is on that. she last one in 2016 but there are new, young, hungry, thrusting women. ashleigh barty from australia, a 15—year—old known as coco, 15. that is amazing and she will play venus in the first round. it will be very, very exciting. it is important, you talked about gender and equality at glastonbury that women get the same as men in prize money. which is a lot. a nice payday. hard work to get there, though. good to see you as ever. stay with us here on bbc news. so much more to come. you can reach me you can reach me on you can reach me on twitter. thank you for watching. hello there.
uk forecasts coming up in a moment, but first of all, we'll start off with a look at what has been an incredible week in europe. a week that's seen newjune temperature records set in all of these countries, most impressively in france where the new record of 46 beat the old record by 5 degrees celsius. that extreme heatwave is now beginning to come to an end because we have got cooler and fresher air day by day, working in across these areas of europe, moderating the temperatures significantly. it will come as a relief, i am sure, to many in europe. meanwhile, here in the uk, we have had skies like this over the course of the weekend, broken cloud and spells of sunshine and more of the same to come in the week ahead. often, the weather is going to dry with some sunshine and the sunshine is going to feel warm. but there will be rain at times across the north—west of the uk and, indeed, if you are heading outside over the next three hours, there is a risk of seeing some rain in scotland, a few showers for northern ireland, northern england and perhaps the north of wales as well. but otherwise, the further south
you go, the drier the weather is. it is certainly not going to be a cold start of the day. temperatures 11—14 degrees first thing. looking at the weather picture in more detail for monday. we have got this seclusion pushing southwards. that's going to take an area of thicker cloud with it, along with showers. so, scotland seeing plenty of showers through the day and a few will get across northern ireland, into northern england and north wales as the day goes by. south of this area, for southern wales, the midlands, east anglia and southern counties of england, the weather should stay dry with well broken cloud and some fairly lengthy spells of sunshine around. that is why we will see some of the highest temperatures towards the south and east, temperatures into the low 20s. a little on the cool side, though, for the far north of scotland. another sign of summer is the fact that wimbledon starts today and it's going to be a dry day with some sunshine. temperatures into the low 20s. similar weather, actually, lasting throughout the week although perhaps getting a little bit warmer towards the end of the week. for tuesday, weatherwise,
fewer showers and what showers that are around will be mainly across the north—west of the country. i think generally there should be more in the way of sunshine for most areas and temperatures generally high—teens to low 20s for many of us and still a little on the cool side for northern scotland. now, later on in the week, cloud will thicken across the north and west of scotland with outbreaks of rain for a time. but as you can see, for much of the time, the weather will be dry and bright for many areas. across england and wales, it looks like it will be a largely dry week with some sunshine. temperatures running into the low—mid 20s, feeling warm in that july sunny weather. that's your weather.
good morning welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: violent clashes between police and pro—democracy protesters in hong kong, as events take place to mark the anniversary of the uk's handover to china. the courts are ready, the queues are building. it's day one of wimbledon 2019 as the seven times champion here serena williams tells breakfast about her hopes for the future on and off the court. i want to leave a legacy. i want to be this positive person for my daughter. everything i do, iwant be this positive person for my daughter. everything i do, i want to do it for my daughter and i