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national security advisor. it says he seemed like an "odd fit" under the america—first presidency. and finally, the bbc‘s technology correspondent jane wakefield has a fascinating article on the future of technology. she says leading scientists at the uk's royal society have called for an investigation into the opportunities and risks of brain—to—computer devices. james hughes, chief market analyst with axi trader is here. so, let's begin. absolutely. there is a picture of borisjohnson on today's telegraph. he was answering a question, a history question, actually, in the classroom. but he is making history. and it talks about this all ireland deal as it were, that could get around the irish backstop, one of
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the key reasons why theresa may's withdrawal agreement was not suggestive in parliament. and the headline here is good johnson have the answer to solve the brexit deadlock? history tells us almost certainly not as the answer to that. but this does give almost a slide sort of hint that there could be some light at the end of the tunnel. —— slight. but this proposed discussion with the dup that the party that props up the uk government was about obviously, this all—ireland deal, which theoretically takes away the need for a hard border between northern ireland and ireland, but the issue is, and it revisits something that has been said before, it theoretically puts a border within theoretically puts a border within the irish sea, between northern ireland and scotland. so that is the issue that we are going to have on this point of view. he said — boris johnson said there are ways around that at the dup are happy with, a number of different checks and
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almost trusted trader types of ways to do business, but it is a big good at still a big issue that remains here that there could be a border within the city. we don't know how this works out. the devil is in the details and we don't know whether this is all goods and services crossing the border, or not. but the real issue is that this was mooted in the very beginning. this idea was suggested three years ago or 2.5 yea rs suggested three years ago or 2.5 years ago, whenever it was. it was thrown out because the idea of a border down the rsc where you got northern ireland and ireland having their own situation, the rest of the united kingdom breaking free from the eu as it were —— border in the temple now, scotland was saying hang ona temple now, scotland was saying hang on a second, that isn't fair. we wa nt to on a second, that isn't fair. we want to remain in the eu. we don't wa nt to want to remain in the eu. we don't want to brexit, so northern ireland's got a special deal, scotla nd ireland's got a special deal, scotland would have a special deal?
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but then the dup didn't like that idea anyway. so i guess they have made some kind of progress? we a lwa ys made some kind of progress? we always hear we've made some sort of progress and it really doesn't mean anything whatsoever. you are absolutely right. the issue is you would then treat northern ireland different to the rest of the uk, and scotla nd different to the rest of the uk, and scotland quite rightly have an issue with that because no constituency within scotland voted to leave the european union, so that is why there has been continuous fight back from the snp about anything that could treat scotland differently to any pa rt treat scotland differently to any part of the uk. this, 0k, it keeps the dup happy, but the situation with the dup is that the dup are losing their power by the day because every single day that goes past we get closer to an election which would make the dup within the du -- dup within which would make the dup within the du —— dup within the which would make the dup within the du -- dup within the uk which would make the dup within the du —— dup within the uk government are irrelevant. the dup meant they
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did have a very slim one, but now they haven't even got that. if we move they haven't even got that. if we m ove o nto they haven't even got that. if we move onto bbc online, which is looking at the new trade commissioner, which was announced yesterday, this was announced by ursula von der leyen, who is the new european commission president to be, all these changes take place on october 31. of course they do. ironically. it's a big day. hogan is an irishman, he's pretty close to leave arad car, the prime minister, and he is seen as someone who is pretty against brexit and will be a tough negotiator —— pretty close to leo varadka. he has already come out and said there is progress being made on both sides of this agreement, and this is the conflicting issue about brexit, isn't it? you get from one side you will say mps in the uk, say we all
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know there is no negotiations going on. then someone from within the eu saying there is progress being made ona number of saying there is progress being made on a number of different areas. and of course, this is — there are tough negotiations to go through, of course this is just the withdrawal agreement that we are still talking about. it has nothing to do with actual trade deals or any other agreement that happens after brexit. but of course, the conflicting reports, the he says, she says, the whole thing is exactly the same as it has always been. very strategic on the part of ursula von der leyen to appoint him because he is irish, but also one of the things he has donein but also one of the things he has done in the past, and he's got a very long and established history and politics, he reformed the common agricultural policy and the movement of food and livestock, one of the big issues across the border. one of the biggest issues, especially in a no—deal brexit situation across the whole of the uk. also on her team,
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ursula von der leyen, is the dennis politician —— dennis politician, very respected and followed is the european competition commissioner anyway. it that like everything is going to be expanded to refocus on digital. now, she's already paid ha rd ball digital. now, she's already paid hardball with the likes of amazon and others. i just hardball with the likes of amazon and others. ijust wonder, the big us tech firms in particular, what they make of this news. yeah, well i think she will be particularly scared. donald trump labelled her, ms vestager, she ordered apple to pay £13 billion in tax, trump labelled her the tax lady who hates the us. if you already has donald trump backup, the issue is here there is this huge focus from miss vestager to make sure these big tech companies who seem to have the run
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of everything, they dominate the stock markets, apple is $1 trillion company, making billions and billions of dollars. ms vestager has gone out of them hardball and the fa ct gone out of them hardball and the fact that this gives him more power to have more of a say within where they pay tax and their competition, it could only think it is a good thing for europe, you would imagine. it is really interesting to grill her on herjob and what it entails, we saw that in hardtalk. and here, the news thatjohn bolton perhaps resigned or was sucked ? the news thatjohn bolton perhaps resigned or was sucked? that in itself is really unknown. —— sacked. clearly they didn't get on. no. and that isn't a new thing. donald trump not getting along with one of his national security advisers. he is the third national security adviser
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to live in three years. so it's a job that doesn't necessarily hold much of a long—term career path in the us. but it's interesting of course, the timing of this and some of the things that have happened over the last few days, there's issues with the breakdown in talks in terms of north korea, there is the breakdown in peace talks with the breakdown in peace talks with the taliban in afghanistan, which happened in the last couple of days. and that is one of the key reasons why these two fell out, president trump's decision to engage with the taliban, especially around the anniversary of september 11. absolutely. and that has been a big point. john bolton very hawkish and aggressive in a lot of these thoughts, he is known to be. i it's not surprising, necessarily. can you read my thoughts, james? of course, always. does he know what i'm thinking right now? i don't what our view is maybe thinking, we had a
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sci—fi series where two twins could read each other‘s thoughts, but this could be a reality. it sends a shiver down my spine. absolutely. even our thoughts will no longer be oui’ even our thoughts will no longer be our own. we talk about the fact that we are worried about our information being out there on the internet. this talks about companies being able to read your thoughts. some of these things are incredible! the ability to beam a neural postcard to someone so ability to beam a neural postcard to someone so they can see what you are seeing even though they are not there. i mean, unbelievable technology, of course. it worries me. it is scary. but the fact that this could be in the hands of companies that could pose the fact that you might want to buy whatever it may be is also scary. i hate to think stop i am glad you can't read my thoughts. thank you for being on the programme, james. i hope you have a lovely day.
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good morning. we really are experiencing all flavours of autumn this week. it was rather cool and disappointing on monday, wasn't it? but tuesday made up for it. some lovely spells of sunshine for most of us — as you can see by this beautiful weather watcher picture sent in from leeds. however, today it's again a different story. we are seeing some wet and windy weather arriving, so some rain at times today and a noticeable blustery wind. and that's because of the remnants of ex—hurricane dorian. an area of low pressure that's been arriving over the last few hours bringing some wet and windy weather into scotland and northern ireland. and we've got these weather fronts straddled across the country first thing in the morning. not producing that much in the way of rain, but some patchy light rain across parts of east anglia and the south—east to start with. overcast skies and some rain into north wales and north—west england. but already, behind it, into scotland and northern ireland, you'll start off with some sunny spells and a few scattered showers.
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now, we can't rule out the odd rumble of thunder with those showers, but hopefully they should be few and far between. something that will be late noticeable will be the strength of the wind, a strong westerly gusting in excess of 40, maybe 45 mph on exposed west facing coasts. but there will be some sunny spells coming through later on in the day. and as a temperatures will improve. highs of 22 degrees, 72 fahrenheit. so that weather front will trail away then it's going to be replaced by another area of low pressure pushing in from the atlantic. this one has more in the way of tropical moisture tucked in behind it, which means a real difference in the weather to the north and the south. it will bring some rain into northern ireland, southern scotland, and north—west england for a time and some strong blustery winds here. but with that south—westerly flow and some sunny spells across much of england and wales temperatures will improve. and in the sunshine it will feel quite pleasant. we could see highs, maybe, of around 2a degrees, the mid—70s fahrenheit. a contrast to the north with 13—17 degrees the high. now, as we move out of thursday into friday, and the start of the weekend, an area of high pressure is going to build in across from the atlantic over england and wales. just allowing weather fronts to topple across the high and bringing occasional spells of wet and windy weather
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to the extreme north—west. but for many of us it does mean that friday and into the weekend conditions will dry up and warm up and we could see temperatures somewhere in the south—east of 25 degrees by sunday afternoon. take care.
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