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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  November 7, 2019 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT

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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. jeremy corbyn tries to get his election campaign back on track. if we are to give hope to communities that have had nothing for so long, then we have to invest in them, and that is the absolute priority that we will have going forward. but the pressure is on the labour leader as the issue of anti—semitism rears its head again. we'll look at the reasons why. as party leaders tour the country — the battle over spending takes centre stage. both labour and conservatives want to borrow billions. it means investment on a scale never seen before in this country. and certainly never seen before in the north and outside of london in the
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southeast. there will be new hospitals, schools, railways, better broadband, new connections, and opportunities for every part of our great nation. as the uk election campaigns kicks into gear — both parties set out their economic plans today — and we'll talk about that in a minute. but first —the opposition labour party has again faced allegations of anti—semitism — even a former labour cabinet minister calling for voters to back boris johnson. but labour leaderjeremy corbyn has sought to keep his campaign on track. he gave a speech in manchester a short time ago. because if we don't do that and get that investment, what kind of future and what kind of hope is there for people in areas that have been
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totally left behind ever since the ravages of margaret thatcher and the tories in the nineteen eighties? if we are to give hope to communities that have had nothing for so long, then we have to invest in them, and thatis then we have to invest in them, and that is the absolute priority that we will go forward. the labour party has been dogged by accusations by anti—semitism for several years — and the issue is centre stage again in the past hour this has come into the newsroom from our scotland political correspondent glenn campbell. labour candidate in aberdeenshire has quit following a row this is the former labour minister ian austin. he left the party in february saying thatjeremy corbyn had poisoned the party with anti—semitism.
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today he attacked again — and went further. it's a big choice. there's only two people who can be prime minister on december the 13th, jeremy corbyn or borisjohnson. and i thinkjeremy corbyn is completely unfit to lead our country, completely unfit to lead the labour party. and after 3a years, ijoined the labour party as a teenager, i worked for the labour party, and in my 30s, iwas a government adviser, in my 40s i was an mp and a minister. so it's really come to something, when i tell decent, traditional, patriotic labour voters, that they should be voting for borisjohnson at the selection. i can't believe it's come to this, but that's where we are. ian austin is the son of a jewish refugee — his aunt and his grandmother were murdered by the nazis. and he isn't alone in his condemnation of mr corbyn. another former labour mp john woodcockjoined his call to boycott corbyn. both men have come under fire from labour — accused of having flipped sides because they accepted work as special envoys
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for borisjohnson‘s conservative government. here's labour'sjohn mcdonnell. he is now employed by the tories. what else do you expect them to do in an election campaign where you are employed by the tories can you speak on behalf of the tories. that's what this was about this morning. on the work as a special envoy. here is laura conspired saying... the thing is, this issue of anti—semitism goes way beyond the criticism of two former labour mps. this was thejewish chronicle today — a front page leader urging people who aren'tjews not to vote forjeremy corbyn because — it says — most britishjews think he is an anti—semite. this is the paper's editor. this is a general election, and it's absolutely right that of course,
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the issues that people should vote on our issues like brexit, austerity, public services, that the meat and drink of an election, but, you know, he should surely also be a fundamentally... election, if one of the main party leaders is considered certainly by one large ethnic minority to be a racist, and we are simply saying to people, please bear that in mind when you cast your vote. there are other reasons why the accusation of anti—semitism keeps arising for labour. in 2016, labour mp naz shah was suspended from the party after a series of anti—semetic tweets — including one suggesting israel should be moved to the united states. former london mayor ken livingstone resigned from the party after saying adolf hitler had once supported zionism — which is the establishment of a jewish nation. the claims are not accurate. if you want more detail on why, this 2016 article is on the bbc website. also in 2016, labour set up an inquiry led by the barrister and human rights campaigner shami
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chakrabarti. her report found that labour was not "overrun by anti—semitism or other forms of racism" but said that there was an "occasionally toxic atmosphere". the report was billed as independent. it's worth noting that labour gave shami chakrabarti a peerage soon after it was published — and she then joined their opposition front bench. since then the party has been repeatedly accused of reacting too slowly to incidents involving party members saying or posting anti—semitic comments. here's stephen pollard again. jewish labour movement, the group with inside the labour party, they will tell you that not only have their recommendations for dealing with anti—semitism been ignored, they have been treated with utter contempt, you know, this is not a party that can claim to have been dealing properly with anti—semitism. more recently, the mp chris williamson, who had been one of mr corbyn‘s closest supporters,
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was forced to leave the party for saying labour was "too apologetic" on anti—semitism. corbyn himself has faced accusations of anti semitism — he was slammed for his initial refusal to sign up to the international holocaust remembrance alliance's official definition of anti—semitism. and last year footage emerged from a 2013 speech at the palestinian return centre in which he said some people living in britain who he called zionists "don't want to study history" and "don't understand english irony either". many people condemned this is anti—somatic. then—labour mp luciana berger was among those to condemn his comments. she has since left the party and joined the liberal democrats. here is a tee up the time. treat at the time. she has since left the party
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and joined the liberal democrats. jeremy corbyn‘s supporters say the anti—semitism accuations are amplified by his critics in order to do political damage. they question whether any action by labour on this issue would be enough. others point to the examples i've listed — and the numerous other example sof anti—semitic comments posted online by people who say they support labour — as evidence the left has a problem. for his part, mr corbyn has always maintained his intolerance of anti—semitism — and said so again today. anti—semitism is a poison and an evil in our society. any form of racism is a poison in an evil in our society. i have spent my whole life fighting against racism. i will die in anti—racist. —— i will die an anti—racist. i want every community to feel safe and supported in this country. jewish community, muslim community, hindu community, any other community from any faith or any other part of the world. and our party has confronted the issue, we have suspended
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or expelled members, we have an education programme, and all of that has been set up since i became the leader of this party. and we will carry on doing exactly that. helen catt is in westminster. helen, we got some detail from corbyn there on what labour is doing about it, but what moore has it put in place to take on this issue? you heard jeremy corbyn there talk about an education programme, also the party would probably point to things like suspensions, like the instant that you mention vary with a candidate for gordon who has stepped down that they would say they moved swiftly to act there to review her candidacy. the party also did eventually adopt the full international holocaust remembrance alliance definition of anti—semitism, however, idid alliance definition of anti—semitism, however, i did also add an extra statement to that definition that says that this will not in any way undermine freedom of expression on israel, or the rights
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of palestinians, which got a bit of a mixed response, and there are still those who would say that on some of these issues that the party just hasn't moved fast enough, as he sat, and of course, there is the equality and human rights commissioner who said earlier this year that they were investigating the party. so a mixed response to what labour has done. and just from a political point of view, however much labour is doing, it's clearly having a difficulty communicating the progress it believes it's making to some parts of the electorate. yes, and we will see at the election how far that has carried, because evenif how far that has carried, because even if you are not going into the details of the anti—semitism issue, having a party that looks like there are splits and divisions in it which are splits and divisions in it which are so are splits and divisions in it which are so deeply held is never a good thing going into an election. so i think it will be interesting to see what the response is on the doorsteps, and how much this row has actually translate into your average voter. helen, thank you very much indeed. helen live with us in westminster. much more on the uk
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election campaign online and in 5—10 minutes, we will come back and look at the spending pledges that the conservatives and labour have been making. first though, to washington, because donald trump has denied that he asked attorney—general, william barr to hold a news conference to clear him of wrong—doing in his dealings with ukraine. the washington post broke the story — and says he did. and that bill barr declined . the story's been confirmed by other us media, including the wall streetjournal, new york times and cbs news. once again — this all centres on a phone call between donald trump and the president of ukraine — in which mr trump asks ukraine to investigate joe biden. the call is the focus of the current impeachment inquiry. predictably the president has attacked. saying... and another tweet he named
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all three reporters on the story, calling them lowlifes, and went on to call the washington post a garbage newspaper. it's worth noting that while the bbc hasn't confirmed the story — the president has a long record of rubbishing stories that turn out to be correct. and the post has a long record of getting it right. well on wednesday night, donald trump held a rally in monroe, louisianna. he returned to some familiar themes. just got off coming off the plane, and they hand me, look at this character. ok, they just and they hand me, look at this character. ok, theyjust hand me the story. who has started, from a whistle—blower‘s attorney said in 2017, you know and that was? that was a long time ago. it's all a hoax! they say january 2017, a was a long time ago. it's all a hoax! they sayjanuary 2017, a coup has started, and the impeachment will follow, ultimately. it's alla hoax. it's a scam it, and you know who helps them, these people right back here, the media. next week, the hearings into the impeachment inquiry will be broadcast live for the first time. right now, they're still
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behind closed dors — and today president trump's former national security adviser john bolton, was a no show. he's says he'll sue if he's issued with a subpoena. in other testimony we got an idea of his feelings. here's acting us ambassador to ukraine bill taylor's testimony. in it, we are told... we also knowjohn bolton ended one meeting betewen ukrainian officials the us ambassador to the eu abruptly, saying "we don't do politics here". and he likened the goings on to a ‘drug deal.‘ here's anthony zurcher‘s take on it all. well, you know, if you remember back to 2017, there were reports that donald trump was pressuring the then fbi director, james comey, to publicly state that donald trump did nothing wrong in that russian collusion investigation. so, you know, this does kind of ring familiar.
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donald trump likes having people come up and say that he is exonerated in a public, sort of, fashion. of course, your member donald trump fired james comey shortly afterjames comey declined to do so, but the report in the washington post and elsewhere are that william barr and donald trump are still on good relations, but it will be something to watch. there have been episodes where thejustice department recently has tried to distance itself a little bit from the white house, because donald trump in that call tried to get the ukrainian officials to get into contact with thejustice department and co—operate with bill barr. so a lot of threads to keep track of your. survives bill barr, next to john bolton, so that's bill barr, next to john bolton, we know he left the trump administration at odds with the president over policy, but where does he fit in the equation with this impeachment inquiry? well, it would certainly be an interesting witness, because as national security adviser, he was directly communicating with the president, we know from other testimony,
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that he did have a severe disagreement over what was going on in the white house. he did not want to see military aid held up to ukraine, and if it was for political purposes, he had an objection to that. now, whether he would be a compelling witness once he got in front of congressional investigators, that's another question. and what democrats have said so far is that they are not willing to turn this into a protracted court battle that their timeline for the impeachment inquiry would not allow months to go by as they litigate this interview it, and subsequently appeal it again. they would much ratherjust say, ok, he does want to talk, this is more example of the white house obstructing our investigation, we are going to move on. stay with us on outside source — still to come in the uk there's a battle over spending as the economy takes centre stage in the election campaign. both labour and conservatives want to borrow billions more — both want to invest
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in public services. two men have been convicted of murdering the teenager, jodie chesney. the 17—year—old was stabbed as she sat in a park in east london. svenson ong—gak—wee, who's 19, and a 17—year—old boy, who can't be named, blamed one another. they'll be sentenced later this month. jon donnison, who was at the old bailey, said it was a shocking case. —— no apparent motive for the killing, thejury here —— no apparent motive for the killing, the jury here at the old bailey took less than six hours to reach their verdict, 19—year—old svendsen and his 17—year—old accomplice and we of his age guilty of murder. two others, 20—year—old man well and a 16—year—old youth are also names, they were both acquitted of both murder and manslaughter.
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this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the campaign continues in the uk with labour, the live dams, and also the tories as well, out making their case to the electorate. main stories from bbc world service. police in britain and vietnam have confirmed, that all 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry container in essex last month were vietnamese. ten people have been arrested in vietnam in connection with the case. france's president has said nato is undergoing "brain death", lamenting a lack of co—ordination between europe and the united states. in an interview with the economist, emmanuel macron said america was ‘turning its back‘ on europe. celebrations never stop in south africa. here is their rugby team as they go on an open bus tour that
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will go on for several days and end up will go on for several days and end up in cape town a little later after the weekend. day two of the uk general eleciton campaign and both main parties have launched part of their economic platform today — promising to borrow more — and spend big if they win the election. shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell says labour want to transfer power and money out of the south—east of england and invest heavily in infrastructure and dealing with what they call a ‘climate emergency‘. chancellor sajid javid called labour‘s plan a fantasy. but, after years of austerity measures — the conservatives now have a similar plan to labour , shift some power north and spend big on infrastructure. faisal islam reports. the north west of england, the cradle of the industrial revolution. and today on either end of the east lancs road, the chancellor sajid javid in manchester and the shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell in liverpool, launching a fiscal
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revolution, a fundamental change to policy on borrowing and investment, and not sounding too different. it means investment on a scale never seen before in this country. it means billions of pounds more to spend on the infrastructure revolution that this country needs. down the road from here,... john mcdonnell, in his hometown, announcing that a labour government will not try to bring the national debt down as a rule, and instead will increase borrowing to fund hundreds of billions in investments to solve what he calls the social and climate change emergencies. isn‘t it interesting? after all the years since i‘ve been shadow chancellor, four years, i have been arguing that we need to invest, and the tories have attacked me, abused me as though i were some revolutionary. now they‘re falling into line, but on a scale that doesn‘t meet the challenges we face. because they want to keep the debt down. it‘s clear labour do
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want to borrow and spend more than the conservatives. labour‘s plans would see the uk invest an extra 55 billion pounds a year on infrastructure like housing and schools as well as environmental projects. that‘s roughly double what the conservatives are offering an extra 20 to 25 billion pounds a year. let‘s here more from them we will borrow some more to invest. what we know all too well what happens if debt gets out of control. excessive debt would risk everything the british people have worked so ha rd to the british people have worked so hard to achieve over the past decade of recovery. i spoke with our business correspondent theo leggett about what the two main parties are promising sot about what the two main parties are promising. isa is a change of mentality, whereas in 2010 and onwards, there was a real focus on keeping the deficit down, that‘s the amount the government spends over and above what it learns and taxes, and trying to reduce the national debt, now they have
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emphasis on the investment for a future. so allowing a little bit more money in the system to paper infrastructure, and the understanding that paying for infrastructure brings rewards. it‘s not just a two infrastructure brings rewards. it‘s notjust a two day spending, and that can boost the economy and the longer term. how will they pay for all of this? well, it will be through borrowing, as happens at the moment, everything that is spent over and above was taken in in taxes has to be financed through borrowing. the question is how much you borrowing. the question is how much y°u pay borrowing. the question is how much you pay for that borrowing and whether people are willing to lend to you. when mix of the conservatives want to borrow and spend a lot, but labour wants to do even more. that's a shift in its approach. absolutely. interest rates are so low, because there is money washing around in the global system, why not ta ke around in the global system, why not take advantage of that now. invest in infrastructure and hospitals and ra i lwa ys in infrastructure and hospitals and railways and all that kind of thing, plus in the days of labour and environmentally friendly measures, because that should reap benefits in the long term. the list and all of this is if the government borrows
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too much, ultimately, it may lose the confidence of lenders, and interest rates can go up to me and you are faced with an unpayable bill, and you have to cut back on your spending, because otherwise the markets will force you to do it. but we are nowhere near that at the moment. so both parties are calculating that there is this environment at the moment in which they can afford to spend a little bit more, and of course, the political context, competing of her votes in the north of england, where there is a feeling that a lot more spending is urgently needed. china and the us have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other‘s goods — as part of the first phase in a trade deal. better news given the trade war that‘s been escalating. samira hussain in new york. given the scale of the tariffs these two out but each other‘s goods, how does this fit in, a big move or a small move? it is an important move. we have to be clear here though, they have not said they have agreed to any phase one of a trade agreement. all they have said is
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that if there is going to be some sort of phase one of a trade agreement, it would have to include rolling back some of these tariffs. if you look at the way us financial markets have taken the news, well, they were trading higher as soon as we heard the news from china, and subsequently when it was confirmed by the united states, that also gave markets a boost. it‘s clearly a sign that people are hungry for good news when it comes to this trade were between the united states and china, but also, it is in fact significant that you are seeing that there is an agreement, that some of these ta riffs agreement, that some of these tariffs need to come back a little bit, because this trade were and that the punitive tariffs have had an impact, not only on just the united states and china and their economies, but it has had ripple effects around the world. so they are tiptoeing in the direction most people would like them to go to. what about a bigger plan, where will they get to on a proper trade deal? are they still talking? they are indeed still talking. and there where of course original ideas about
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the two side signing some sort of famous trade agreement later this month in chile. that aipac conference has now been cancelled, and there are some unconfirmed reports that he kind of meeting between donald trump is not going to happen in the month of november, that could be delayed to december. so, very good question to ask where are we on the trade deal? and no real details. thanks sameer, good to talk to you as ever. here‘s a copy from afp news agency saying that... of course it goes on to say... now of course the money were in trouble the president, but the principle but he has been using a charity for political and business interests is the damaging part. here
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we have a tweet from the new york state attorney general... says the new york state attorney general. and this is all in the context of this foundation already being a headache for the president of the very least. this is a story from back in december of last year telling us that donald trump was my troubled charity foundation to shut down. so this is a punishment for something done via a charity that no longer exists, because its woes had already meant the president had to stop it. but just already meant the president had to stop it. butjust to reiterate, that is the new york attorney general saying, no one is above the president must pay $2 million. it‘s going to be very interesting to see how the president reacts to that, whether he willingly hands over the money, and whether he does admit
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that he used the charity to help his political ambitions. with that, i will say goodbye, and i will see you next good evening. it‘s time to take a look at what‘s making the weather headlines elsewhere around the world. a couple of storms to talk to about, but first, we will start in north america, where it‘s turned much colder this week. so following on from this band of cloud here, which is an active weather front working its way across southern and eastern states through thursday night and friday, what follows is much colder air. so lake effect snow, we got blizzards in newfoundland, we‘ve got more rain and hill snow coming into the pacific northwest. so, a lot of drier weather for the bulk of the usa and canada, come away from the northwest and south and east, but it is colder. temperatures dropping almost ten degrees in new york between today and tomorrow. and that chilly weather just about holds on. we‘ve got more rain to come in vancouver, a little bit of warmth returning for la, but again, it gets colder next week as it does in most places.
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now, we have had flash flooding in guatemala, because we‘ve got low pressure near panama. so again, central america at risk from further flooding, columbia as well, along with ecuador and peru. some heavy showers across southern brazil, paraguay, but some respite from the wind and rain across southern chilie, particularly, i think. into africa now, and it‘s been really wet in somalia recently, flash flooding and more showers are forecast here, further south in tanzania, and the show as you can see in casablanca are coming out of weather systems affecting southern europe. could have some lifted dust across north africa, even some flooding in algeria. now, we have the remnants of a storm coming in, so more rain here, but describes the attention. but this grabs the attention. this has now been named, and it‘s expected to become a severe cyclonic storm, headed its way northwards through the bay of bengal. so it‘s affecting the islands, myenmar, parts of thailand, but we think it mightjust creep close to the coastline of west bengal and bangladesh, and give about boo—a00 mm of rain, and that will certainly cause a lot
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of flash flooding and potential mudslides, we have another storm. this one is heading away from the philippines but towards vietnam, and again, it‘s expected to give a lot of rain as it intensifies further in the next day or so. high—pressure is keeping much of australia dry and fine, but really, unsettled weather, and cool weather for the time of year is maintained across tasmania and victoria for the coming few days, even sydney‘s dipping back to 20 degrees. and some of that rain is coming into new zealand, rain and wind as well. and we‘ve had flash flooding, of course, across the balkans. you may have heard that still amber warnings or orange warnings out for parts of greece, the balkans, italy, heavy snowfall to throo into that mix as well across the alps on friday. to throw into that mix as well across the alps on friday. tales through the western mediterranean, very unsettled for the islands, and more very strong winds powering through the bay into france and iberia, again more hill snow to come here. in contrast, temperatures are significantly, that‘s ten degrees below average
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for parts of scandinavia. and here the amber warnings still in force for the rain, but it does look drier for many tomorrow. ben has more on that later. now on bbc it‘s brexitcast. welcome, adam. joining us here in westminster. there is an election on, but we are still going to talk about lots of brexit stuff. on, but we are still going to talk about lots of brexit stufflj on, but we are still going to talk about lots of brexit stuff. i am missing you, adam. i know you do not wa nt missing you, adam. i know you do not want me to start singing only the lower, i would love to have brenda from bristol, but you cannot make it over here, so i have boris the bear from berlin. alliteration, bear from berlin, interesting. this week, it is laura. it is me in the car park
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and it is very cold. enjoyed this week‘s brexit cast. enjoy this week‘s brexit cast. hello, it is adamant brexit cast. hello, it is adamant brexit castm is me in the car park in lancashire andl is me in the car park in lancashire and i have some real temptation because we are and one of our advancement of this real temptation
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