a few wides and says he has released a few wides and says he is excited to be joining a club with great heritage and passionate support. i'm sure that he is. the point is this morning in this part of north london i spoke to supporters a lot and debating whether spurs really need bring out but i think at this stage of his career it is absolutely clear that he needs spurs. interesting. joe wilson there. time for a look at the weather. chris fawkes is here. well all the rain we have seen this autumn, it has not been the special one! we have this area of low pressure bringing crowd into the west of the uk. and below is going nowhere fast,
blocked in by this enormous area of high pressure covering a large swathes of russia. and because this is so big and fast it will not be butting any time soon. cloud and rain today across western areas, the heaviest rain across northern ireland but it will get into western fringes of scotland and wales and into cornwall as well. otherwise a largely dry afternoon. the best of the sunshine across eastern england and eastern areas of scotland. tonight the rain tends to move away from northern ireland and it becomes dry for many but staying pretty cloudy. but it does cloudy skies and temperatures falling to between two and 6 degrees but in any lengthy clear breaks there could be some frost around particularly in the north of scotland. tomorrow the rain band will at times be affecting the south of england but in northern ireland we get much cooler air. so
highs of around 7 degrees heading through tomorrow afternoon. still a lot of crowd around, perhaps some drizzle around north sea coasts. the best of any sunshine in the north of scotland. for friday a repeat performance in many respects, another fairly cloudy day. still that cool breeze around. towards the south—west we may see some heavy rain returning particularly late in the day and that could cause some issues. some rain also into the north of scotland but not so white here over recent weeks. in between some bright weather and temperatures eight, 10 degrees sojust some bright weather and temperatures eight, 10 degrees so just starting to turn a little bit less chilly in itself. for the weakened blood pressure working across the uk, bringing rain at times. of course thatis bringing rain at times. of course that is the last thing we need given the saturated ground conditions. we could have some localised flooding. most of us having rain at some stage during the afternoon but not all we can come up during the afternoon but not all we can come up with some brighter spots
to watch out for as well. but pretty u nsettled to watch out for as well. but pretty unsettled in the run—up to the all—important weekend. a reminder of our top story... the conservatives reject criticism of their decision to rebrand their twitter account a fact checking service, during last night's tv debate. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. jose mourinho is the new tottenham manager, taking over from mauricio pochettino who was sacked last night. there's been a mixed reaction to the news. let's get more from our sports correspondentjoe wilson, who's at the spurs ground this lunchtime. it does feel this has
all happened very quickly. yes, absolutely. we have been here this morning taking it all in. when a club gets rid of a manager we have a club gets rid of a manager we have a void of analysis and debate before the next one is appointed. clearly, spurs knew what they were doing and mourinho has had his eye on thisjob for quite some time. that is the inference we can draw. the thing about footballers, managers come and 90, about footballers, managers come and go, the fixtures are still there, players have to arrive at a training. ithink players have to arrive at a training. i think they would have been a sense of surprise among the players at the speed at which this has happened but they know the results have been poor. this was a spurs team that conceded seven goals to buy in munich in this music —— season's champions league. the easiest thing to do is to get rid of the manager rather than the players. jose mourinho is the boss of spurs.
this is of the mourinho of 2004, 2005 when he swept into english football with all the wit and energy and positivity. he has seen siler in recent yea rs. and positivity. he has seen siler in recent years. amongst the supporters of totte n ha m recent years. amongst the supporters of tottenham i've spoken to today, there's been a fair degree of wariness as well as some optimism. there's been a fair degree of wariness as well as some optimismlj think he is going to bring the champions league to tottenham because i think that is the main goal. to win the champions league? yes. i should be the main goal.|j think the reason spurs are in the position they are in is because of pochettino. i think to diminish that and completely disregard everything he has done in the last five and a half years quite the suspect. -- this respect. good choice. i don't think he will do a good job consider what he did in manchester united. he
is not the manager he was?” what he did in manchester united. he is not the manager he was? i think they should have given pochettino a bit more time. any manager will always be judged bit more time. any manager will always bejudged on results. it is west ham at the weekend for mourinho and then olympiakos in the champions league on tuesday. it will be his first home game. one supporter i spoke to said the most sought—after manager, the real young up and coming forth clu bs the real young up and coming forth clubs will want to management is in fa ct clubs will want to management is in fact the guy that spurs have just sacked. i went there were pochettino will go next. the other big news is that wales have reached next year's european championship, after beating hungary 2—0 in cardiff. both goals came from aaron ramsey, on his return from injury. manager ryan giggs said it was one of the greatest nights of his life and a bright new start for the wales side, after the disappointment of failing to make it to the last world cup.
a special, special night. you know, after what happened in the summer, to come back and to qualify, the lads have shown great determination, quality, a never give up attitude. they deserve all the plaudits they are going to get because even though we had games to make up, there was no real room for error so concentration and, like i say, the quality that the lads have shown, they deserve it. andy murray has got great britain off to a winning start against the nertherlands at the new look davis cup finals in madrid. it wasn't easy, though, he lost the first set of his match with world number 179 tallon griekspoor on the tie—treak. but the scot fought back to take the next set, and then won the match after another tie—break to give briatain victory. dan carter plays robin haas next in the second singles rubber.
that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. i'll have more for you later on afternoon live. we are going to go straight back to the election campaign trail. back to the election now, and borisjohnson is travelling around the north east today. we want to help people with a cost of living across the country, lifting up the living wage. all those things we want to get on and do. we are being held back by this blockage in parliament. we want to get breaks it down to take the country forward. at one point, we believe strongly in public services, we want to invest in this great country but we also support fantastic businesses. one of the
things about this extraordinary company is not only builds stuff for nuclear... i can't tell you. company is not only builds stuff for nuclear... ican't tell you. it's not that much of a secret. you also make incredible equipment that allows this country to generate almost 50% of its power now from renewable energy. it's an extraordinary thing and it has been done by the private sector. we need a government that champions the private sector, that understands the importance of having a dynamic market economy. that is what you will get with a conservative government. a government that backs enterprise but also understands that is the way to pay for fantastic public services. that is our programme for the country. we want
to bring this country together and ta ke to bring this country together and take it forward. i have no choice but to contrast our approach with that ofjeremy corbyn and the labour party. what they were to do is instead of getting brexit done, next year they would have another referendum on the eu. that is what he said, another referendum on the eu which would be a complete waste of peoples time, we delay the economic growth we want to see, would mean yet more political wrangling and then another referendum on scotland as well. there is anybody here want two more referendums next year? how enthusiastic are you for two referendums next year? it is a complete waste of public time and many, let's get brexit done, let's make 2020 a year of prosperity and growth and take this country forward. that is our plan for the country. thank you all very much for listening, it is an honour and pleasure to be here. i'll try to
answer as many questions as i can. i wa nt answer as many questions as i can. i want to give a shout out whilst i'm here for two who are here. he is a candidate for stockton south and the candidate for stockton south and the candidate for stockton north. they are superb local candidates in which “ case you are superb local candidates in which —— case you wish to ask them questions. if you want any questions to fire at me, here i am. my name is matthew, i'm a company ambassador for a logistics firm. moving goods is key to get this brexit deal done. in the analogy of gas mark four, it is going to take a while. point being, we've got deals with other countries that took a long time, how are you of getting deal that is good
in the short period of time? this uncertainty is causing a lack of investment. thank you very much. the whole point of the deal we have got is it is ready to go. every one of the 635 conservative candidates standing at the selection has signed up standing at the selection has signed up to that deal, it means we come out of the eu, we are able to do all the things that people were promised in the run—up to the referendum in 2016. we take back control of our many, immigration system. i was talking now about the overdue public procurement rules, will be able to do things differently so as to ensure that manufacturing of wind farms, wind technology took place here in this country, will be able to ensure great deals came to this pa rt of to ensure great deals came to this part of the world. to say nothing of free ports, we will be able to do free ports, we will be able to do free deals, cutting vat on tampons,
you name it. changing our rules on animal welfare which a lot of people in this country care about. to ban the shipment of live animals. we do all those sorts of things. that deal is ready to go. it needs no further negotiation. you get us back, as i say, put it in the event, whatever gas mark, but it is done byjanuary and pretty crispy byjanuary. any other questions? sir. what is your sta nce other questions? sir. what is your stance on social services? the elderly need looking after. they do. into social care since i've been prime minister, we put another £15 million into that to support local councils who are at the front line
of dealing with social services. we understand the pressure we have as an ageing population in dealing with that issue. what you need is to have a dynamic economy in order to do it. the way to have dynamic economies to have brexit done. yes, sir. did anybody hear the question? sorry, my fault. these new ships that are going to be built, they are going to be built
with the hundred percent british workers are we gonna have an influx of foreign workers? we will make sure that, if we can get brexit done asi sure that, if we can get brexit done as i wanted to do, one of the things you'll be able to do is immediately ta ke you'll be able to do is immediately take back control of your immigration system and that means you'll be able to have an style points based system so for every sector in the country, whether it is shipbuilding or agriculture or software or whatever, fruit picking, we'll be able to decide who comes in ona we'll be able to decide who comes in on a democratic basis. that doesn't mean we are going to necessarily become hostile to people coming from around the world. i do think this will be right for the country. we will be right for the country. we will be right for the country. we will be able to make sure we don't have large numbers of unskilled people coming here without a job to come to. we'll be able to ensure
that young people growing up in this country get the skills they need to ta ke country get the skills they need to take the opportunities this country is creating. that is why you're right when you say we've got it invest in further education and skills. we are putting £2 billion now, this government is putting £2 billion into further education colleges. university is great for some people but our young people need to be learning on the job. i saw at govan, the frigates being built there by bae systems, fantasticjobs for built there by bae systems, fantastic jobs for young people. they didn't go to university but they are fantastic young people and they are fantastic young people and they have jobs, highly skilled, high wage jobs that will last for decades. that is what we want to see, young people going to high skilled, high wage jobs. see, young people going to high skilled, high wagejobs. i see, young people going to high skilled, high wage jobs. i want a high wage, low tax economy. i want
the comedy type 31 is slotted to go but i am looking at what we can do for appledore, four yards around the country. my dream is to have a shipbuilding renaissance in this country. look at what we did, the type 20 frigate is an incredible vessel and it is generating jobs in the uk but the contract is worth £14 billionjust to the uk but the contract is worth £14 billion just to australia. we have sold nine frigates to australia, will sell more to canada, more to new zealand. if we can crack the american market that would be huge. i see american market that would be huge. iseea american market that would be huge. i see a big future for shipbuilding.
can you put your hand up and then will use the microphone. you said low tax, do you mean low tax for people like you or for people like us? for working people. if you look at what we are doing and what i said in the last few days, we are going to be cutting national insurance actor 12,000. we are going to make sure we cut business rates for small businesses, we are cutting tax for working people, by the way, i don't wa nt to working people, by the way, i don't want to be excessive, butjeremy corbyn and the labour party would whack up borrowing and waqar spending so high that whack spending so high they would be a tax burden on every family. if you look at what corbin has voted for when he has beenin corbin has voted for when he has been in parliament, he has voted against or in favour of tax rises
£7,800 on working families. labours policies inevitably lead, they a lwa ys policies inevitably lead, they always say they are just going to point theirfinger at always say they are just going to point their finger at billionaires, and in the end it is everybody who pays. the problem with socialism is, you always run out of other peoples money. we want to have a high skilled, high wage low tax economy so people can take their lives forward. in the debate last night of the television, jeremy corbyn was on about the nhs and said he had proof you are discussing with the americans to sell it off. can you guarantee that you have never will ever sell our national health. guarantee that you have never will ever sell our national healthlj can. i was amazed by what he had to
say. it is a complete invention. the reason. . . say. it is a complete invention. the reason... lemme say. it is a complete invention. the reason. . . lemme say say. it is a complete invention. the reason... lemme say it again so you hear is from my own lips, the nhs is one of the greatest contributions this country has made to the world. it is one of the most beautiful things about our lives and society, it isa things about our lives and society, it is a simple idea when what any of us get ill we pay. it is a fantastic thing. under no circumstances will the nhs be for sale beyond the table if any trade negotiation we do with anybody, under no circumstances. we will continue to fund the nhs. with £434 billion, records come into the nhs, we are upgrading 20 hospitals, massively increasing the number of gps and nurses we are hiring across the whole nhs. we will invest in the long term and we can because we
understand what it takes to have a strong economy. that is why we can make those long—term investments and we will. there is a clear reason why jeremy corbyn of the labour party produce this nonsense about free trade deals with the nhs, which is a myth and that is because they want to conceal the gap at the heart of their own policy on brexit. they will not level with the public about what they want to do with brexit next year. we've got a deal, we're ready to go, we can come out january. jeremy corbyn wants a second referendum but he hasn't told you what position he will take. i asked him nine times, i didn't get an answer. i don't see how you can leave this country if it cannot a nswer leave this country if it cannot answer a simple question, what side are you going to be on in a referendum on whether to leave or remain in the eu? that to me doesn't
sound like dynamic leadership. we need to get this thing done, we need to move on, we have a plan, a deal, let's have it done. let's leave that event there now. borisjohnson at let's leave that event there now. boris johnson at teesside. let's let's leave that event there now. borisjohnson at teesside. let's get the thoughts of our political correspondent who is there. some familiar themes we are hearing through this campaign. a bit ofa through this campaign. a bit of a highlights reel from last night, the ninth nhs is going to be on the table and the trade deal, accusing jeremy corbyn of not having com plete a nswer accusing jeremy corbyn of not having complete answer when it comes to what he wants to happen with brexit. it is interesting to see the prime minister confronted on whether he wa nts tax minister confronted on whether he wants tax cuts for people like him, as one of the question is put to him. that is one of the things boris johnson has been keen to avoid. he is standing up for the rich rather
than people across the country. something we have heard him hammer over the last few weeks. it is interesting to see someone asking that. there is also a row going on, continuing after last nights‘s debate about the conservative twitter stream. they changed the conservative hq press twitter to look like an independent fact checking service. that has been criticised by twitter itself, was potentially misleading, criticised by other fact checking services is misleading. the conservatives have been defending its income if you look closely enough you will see it is also. it'll be interesting to see if the prime minister agrees with that view because it is one of the things we have been talking a lot during this campaign, trust. mr johnson was laughed at by the audience when he thinks trust is important in this campaign come in that debate last night. we have seen other parties question is whether they can be trusted on some of the
claims they are making. i imagine for both the parties, in particular the fact there is doubt over whether political parties are doing or saying. thank you. a full list of all the candidates in teesside are on the bbc website. a fullest of candidates available for you there. let's just talk about one other important story here today over in the states. the impeachment inquiry into us president donald trump is due to hear in public shortly from one of its most controversial witnesses. us ambassador to the eu, gordon sondland has become a central figure in the events surrounding allegations that president trump put pressure on ukraine to investigate the president's domestic political rivals, in return for military aid. our washington correspondent gary o'donoghue has this report. as america's man in brussels,
gordon sondland had no formal responsibility for ukraine, which is not in the european union. but democrats say the president used him as a key conduit to lean on ukraine's new president to investigate donald trump's democratic opponent, joe biden, and his son in return for military aid and a white house visit. when he first testified to congress behind closed doors, mr sondland denied there'd been any so—called quid quo pro — that is any linkage between the aide and the president's wish to have the bidens investigated, but that account was contradicted, both in private and later in public. ambassador sondland also told me that he now recognised that he had made a mistake by earlier telling ukrainian officials that only a white house meeting with president zelensky was dependent on a public announcement of the investigations. in fast ambassador sondland said,
"everything was dependent on such an announcement, including security assistance. " the evidence provided by ambassador taylor has already fall gordon sondland to revise his statements made to the committee made under oath. he now recalls a conversation with a key aide to ukraine's president. however, ambassador taylor has also told the committee that gordon sondland and the president had a phone call injuly after which mr sondland told an aide at the president only cared about the investigations. i know nothing about that. first time i've heard it. the one thing i've seen that sondland said was that he did speak to me for a brief moment, and i said, "no quid pro quo under any circumstances," and that's true, but i've never heard of this. trump should be impeached!
it was here in oregon that gordon sondland made his millions from the hotel business, just like donald trump, but he flipped his allegiance to and from the president several times during the election campaign, eventually donating $1 million. the white house may be wondering whether he's about to flip again. gary o'donoghue, bbc news, washington. those hearings due to begin in a few minutes. much more coming in from 2pm. now it's time for a look at the weather. we have 18 flood warnings with the fa ns we have 18 flood warnings with the fans continuing to struggle and lower stretches of the river severn which isn't expected to peak until we get to this weekend. today, a lot of cloud around, brighter spells but we have some areas of rain particularly across the western side of the country where we are close to this very slow moving area of low pressure. the reason this area of
low pressure is so slow moving is because we have got this massive blocking area of high pressure curving a large swathe of russia. those areas of low pressure can't move through, they are being blocked and become slow—moving around the west of the uk. through the rest of the day, we will see rain at times across western areas, some could be heavy, the best of the sunshine across the east midlands, north—east england and eastern parts of scotla nd england and eastern parts of scotland seeing brighter spells. otherwise it is cloudy and overnight backline will stay with us as well. for many of us, a dry night but temperatures around about 2—5 celsius. if we get clear breaks temperatures will get down to a touch of frost, but is more likely across the north west of scotland. thursday, another cloudy day. the south—easterly winds will be strong south—easterly winds will be strong so it will feel cooler across the eastern areas. we may see drizzle in the east coast of scotland from time
to time. the cool air reaching northern ireland so temperatures 7 degrees. rain in the forecast for southern wales and south—west england. we end the week, friday, with low pressure close by. bringing chances of rain but this rain could become quite heavy across south—west england so that is an area of concern, perhaps spreading to southern parts of wales. otherwise, a lot of cloud around, more rain across northern parts of scotland and temperatures rising a few degrees. into the weekend, low pressure in charge of putting a band of rain northwards, some of the rain could be quite heavy at times so thatis could be quite heavy at times so that is cause for concern given the ground is saturated after our wet autumn. we have seen rain at times and that is not going to be welcome.
hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: setting out their election manifesto, the liberal democrats promise they'll be able to invest billions of pounds in public services by giving a clear choice over brexit. we wa nt we want to stop brexit and build a brighterfuture, we want to stop brexit and build a brighter future, and that people have the opportunity to choose that. there is many seats across the country where liberal democrats are now in contention. a spin too far — as the row grows over the conservatives‘ bogus fact—checking twitter account — the party is accused of abusing public trust. a letter written by buckingham palace in 2011 casts doubt on prince andrew's account of when he first met the sex offenderjeffrey epstein. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport with holly hamilton. he's the self—proclaimed special one, and he's back in the premier league.