tv The Briefing BBC News November 29, 2019 5:45am-6:01am GMT
in place of the absent prime minister, channel 4 placed a melting ice sculpture which represented the climate crisis. in the guardian business pages, 12 eu countries including ireland have blocked a proposed rule that would have forced multinationalcompanies to reveal how much profit they make and how little tax they pay in each of the 28 member states. and finally, it is black friday, and as bargain—hunters run to the stores and look for deals online, one city in yorkshire is fighting back against the pressure—selling shop—ocalypse. "buy nowt friday" is an event being held in the city of bradford, where residents are being encouraged to enjoy a day without spending any money, and save it rather than spend it on things they don't need. so let's begin. our first ourfirst story here our first story here in the washington post, trump makes a surprise visit to us troops in
afghanistan, at a special thanksgiving dinner he delivered or was taking part in, and he has said he has reopened peace talks. yes, that's right. he has said he has reopened peace talks with the taliban. this is just reopened peace talks with the taliban. this isjust three months after he had broken them off. i mean, president trump also said that success mean, president trump also said that success would not be achieved on the battlefield, and that a political solution determined by locals is what is needed. i mean, president trump has been quite vocal in his desire to draw down the number of troops in afghanistan. he said he is hoping to reduce them to 8000 from the current levels of 13,000. this is actually part of his pitch when he stood for president last time around. he said he wanted to withdraw all us troops from any foreign conflict, didn't he? yes, that's correct, and we need to keep in mind we are moving towards the election time again, so that is something that is going to be looked at as he starts his campaigning.
well, the article makes the point, doesn't it, that this is a photo opportunity hejust doesn't it, that this is a photo opportunity he just couldn't miss, the fact that despite all the impeachment furore, this gives him some much—needed positive publicity, as he meets with us troops and with the afghan president, who praised him, didn't he? and this is his first visit to afghanistan but only his second visit to a combat zone in his second visit to a combat zone in his entire time as president. so the timing does seem to be quite at. let's have a look at this story on the reuters website —— apt. this is a parting shot from european council president donald tusk. what did he have to say? this is interesting. he is looking at here, his opinions, or he gave his opinions on trump, and as you have said, he has suggested he poses one of the biggest challenges to europe, and trump, he is saying, is praying for the breakup of europe. again, vocally trump has been very, very forward in
saying his support for brexit and for borisjohnson saying his support for brexit and for boris johnson and saying his support for brexit and for borisjohnson and the breaking up. so tusk is basicallyjust saying trump is determined to weaken the eu, and breakup europe. it's quite an extreme vision. yes, charles michel, also, the man who is going to be taking over today, talking about the future for the next few yea rs, about the future for the next few years, in brexit and the difficulties that the eu may face over future trade talks. ella back that's right, the focus has been so much on sort of brexit, will he get it done, how will he get it done? but let's not forget that there is 110w but let's not forget that there is now 11 months, if brexit is achieved, if he gets that deal, there will be 11 months to sort out a trade deal with the eu. that is not very long. it is not very long. and a lot of countries will have a lot of internal and want to follow their own sort of path ‘s. that is going to create a lot of conflict within the eu. so far they have been
very united. they haven't shown any splits. even if they have been any, we haven't seen them externally. so true, so true. and again, i think there is a good chance that actually might change, because of the time pressure and because of what is really at stake. first of all, we have to leave, don't we? supposedly the end of january. have to leave, don't we? supposedly the end ofjanuary. let's have to leave, don't we? supposedly the end of january. let's see. have to leave, don't we? supposedly the end ofjanuary. let's see. the daily telegraph story about a channel 4 daily telegraph story about a channel a debate which happened last night about the environment, all the party leaders invited to attend. borisjohnson, prime party leaders invited to attend. boris johnson, prime minister, party leaders invited to attend. borisjohnson, prime minister, and nigel farage, the leader of the brexit party, both refusing or not appearing. tell us what happened there. so boris johnson didn't appear, and instead sent michael gove as a representative. bbc four then didn't allow him on stage to represent them, instead there were two ice blocks which weren't taken kindly by the parties, one in the place of boris johnson kindly by the parties, one in the place of borisjohnson in one in the place of borisjohnson in one in the place of borisjohnson in one in the place of nigel farage. as a metaphor for global warming as they melted throughout the proceedings. to draw
attention to the problem of global warming and the problems. since then, the conservatives have accused bbc four, channel 4, sorry, then, the conservatives have accused bbc four, channelli, sorry, of... then, the conservatives have accused bbc four, channel4, sorry, of... of bias. of bias towards jeremy corbyn. and breaking 0fcom rules. bias. of bias towards jeremy corbyn. and breaking ofcom rules. that's right, and threatening to break up channel 4. it is a really, really tense period right now. there are a lot of accusations flying not just towards the media, but between political parties, as well, and this whole situation has really highlighted that. and a lot of attention to which party leaders are putting themselves forward for interviews. some question as to whether boris johnson interviews. some question as to whether borisjohnson will interviews. some question as to whether boris johnson will appear interviews. some question as to whether borisjohnson will appear in an interview series with andrew neil here on the bbc. apparently hasn't committed yet and this is after jeremy corbyn did his interview earlier this week. let's have a look at this other story, about ireland amongst 12 countries to vote against greater eu tax transparency.
ireland, of course, being one of the countries of the world that offers very competitive corporation tax rates, and a lot of online companies are based there, aren't they? that's right, so to look at those rates we are talking about 625% in some cases. compare that to, for example, in the uk where we have 19.2%, you can see why the draw is therefore larger companies, such as google, apple, facebook. the interesting point here, as well, is there was a watchdog that actually said that... a watchdog report that said that the irish economy could potentially colla pse irish economy could potentially collapse if they won't receiving... that's how dependent they are on these businesses. exactly, so that really does sort of underline the problem, if you like, because there is no desire by ireland or other countries that they name as well, such as malta and luxembourg, to actually change this tax regime that they have. yes, because there has been a global outcry for years about
this, about how unfair it is, but if a country's economy is literally dependent on them, then you can see why there is no incentive. it is not going to change, is it? yes, exactly, exactly. let's talk more about black friday, the guardian's front page, or one of their stories. protest urges yorkshire shoppers to ignore black friday. this is bradford, a city in yorkshire, who are saying actually we are putting on an event so that we can encourage people to not take part. there seems to be a backlash, doesn't there, going on here. that's right, and they are putting on some cultural activities that don't involve spending money to sort of show that there is another side, and also to take the pressure off this sort of shop—ocalypse. also to take the pressure off this sort of shop-ocalypse. well done - shop—ocalypse. sort of shop-ocalypse. well done - shop-ocalypse. to sort of get the
pressure off. there are people or low income sectors of society who think there is a lot of pressure to be buying things and perhaps they wa nt to be buying things and perhaps they want to be doing something else. also, the advice is you are encouraged to save money, or if you do see something that you want, or that you want, plan for it and budget for it. do you think there is a backlash? do you think people are actually sick of this event and they are increasingly ignoring the deluge of e—mails that come into the inboxes offering great bargains? do you get the feeling that there is in the excitement that they used to be? definitely, and this year i feel that this is much bigger than it has beenin that this is much bigger than it has been in any other years. and just think, it has only been i think about six years that black friday has been a big event in the uk. yes, imean, has been a big event in the uk. yes, i mean, back in those days we saw people fighting over tv sets supermarkets, haven't we? so i have to ask, have you bought anything on black friday deals? go on, reveal
all. did you see it and snap it up? do you know, i had seen them, actually, a couple of months ago, andi actually, a couple of months ago, and ijust actually, a couple of months ago, and i just had actually, a couple of months ago, and ijust had my eye on them, waiting, waiting, waiting, and then i pounced. so you are one of those people who was actually waiting for a good deal rather thanjust an impulse buy. yes. i have to admit i did also, he asked me for it, for my son, it was a table tennis bat, and he said you have to get it for me. it is going to run out, black friday is running 0ut! it's thursday! thanks very much for being with us. keep your thoughts coming in. stay with us. there is plenty more coming backin with us. there is plenty more coming back injust a with us. there is plenty more coming back in just a few minutes' time, and also you can keep up—to—date, of course, online. goodbye for now.
hello there. yesterday we had much brighter weather push into northern areas of the uk, so through the afternoon in scotland, we had skies like these — a bit of sunshine coming through. that was one of our weather watch pictures from around about the fort william area in the highlands. the sunnier skies were associated with the colder air, and that colder air is pushing southwards. and so it is going to bring a change in our weather, a change to drier weather, with more sunshine to go around, but cold by day and by night, with some sharp overnight frosts just around the corner. indeed, for those of you getting up early on friday, we're looking at a cold start to the day. a risk of a few icy stretches as rain clears and temperatures drop away. showers continue to affect northern and eastern scotland, and some of our eastern coastal counties of england. but across inland areas, particularly for the northern half of the uk, it's a cold start to the day, with a touch of frost outside.
now, through friday morning, there will be plenty of sunshine for the vast majority of the country. but again, some patchy cloud coming and going across northern scotland, and running down these eastern coastal areas of scotland and england as well, bringing plenty of showers to these coastal areas. inland, though, plenty of sunshine. but through the afternoon, temperatures struggling — just 3—7 degrees celsius, something like that. and then, as we head through friday evening and overnight, we keep those clear skies. could be a few mist and fog patches forming, but it's going to be a cold night, with a widespread and sharp frost developing for most areas of the country. well, that takes us into the weekend, and high pressure's still with us for the most part, bringing a continuation of the dry, settled, sunny story. but this low pressure gets close enough to the south—west to threaten a bit of rain into south—west england. certainly there'll be more cloud across these south—western areas, and a cold wind will develop as well. elsewhere, a few mist and fog patches to start the day, slow to clear, but for most of us, more in the way of sunshine again. there will be a few showers coming and going for northern areas of scotland. now, through saturday evening, that rain could extend a little bit further eastwards, to threaten
dorset, perhaps into the isle of wight for a time, before pulling back southwards as the low pressure moves south into france. high pressure then takes over. could have this little weather front across northern scotland bringing some slightly thicker cloud here on sunday, and a greater number of showers moving in across the far north. a change in the wind direction brings showers into the thames estuary, so it'll likely be quite wet at times into the north—east of kent. but, away from these areas, plenty of sunshine again. after a cold and frosty start, temperatures 4—7 degrees celsius, and we keep the cold weather for the first part of the new week. it gets milder towards the end of next week. that's your weather.
good morning — welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. 0ur headlines today: frozen out. a row between the conservatives and channel 4 breaks out after a block of ice is used in place of borisjohnson during a tv debate on climate change. families of hillsborough victims react with outrage after the former south yorkshire police chief david duckenfield is cleared of manslaughter. we'll hear from them. the final countdown for first—time buyers. there are just a few more hours left to benefit from the lucrative help to buy isa saving scheme — i'll be finding out how successful it has been and what you can do to be part of it. 0n the brink.
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