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in prospect because cloud will topple into that colder across scotland, northern ireland, or cloud across wales, the best sunshine in lincolnshire, east anglia and the south—east, temperatures 8 or 9 degrees, further west. further in the week, things will turn unsettled by the latter part of the week, it will be chilly for all of us. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment with nigel nelson and jo phillips. first, the headlines — a warning that hospitals in england
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could become overwhelmed with coronavirus cases if mps don't back new restrictions. the prime minister appoints nadhim zahawi as minister for the deployment of coronavirus vaccines. the president of iran blames israel for the assassination of a top nuclear scientist, saying his country would not be deterred from its nuclear ambitions. and violent clashes in paris as thousands protest against a new law to restrict the sharing of images of police officers. this comes days after footage police officers. this comes days afterfootage emerged of police officers. this comes days after footage emerged of officers beating up a black man. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. ahead to what the papers with me are the political editor of the sunday mirror
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and people, nigel nelson, and the political commentatorjo phillips. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. "the pm's promise" — the express leads on borisjohnson‘s concessions to his party to see off a lockdown vote rebellion and get his tougher new tier system through the commons on tuesday. the sunday telegraph's front page also focuses on the rebellion in the commons, as the prime minsiter tries to reassure mps the new tiers system could end in nine weeks. the observer, too, writes of the growing tory munity, as conservative mps accuse the government of exaggerating problems in the nhs in an attempt to win support. meanwhile, an exclusive for the sunday mirror as their defence editor tracks down a british man who persuaded dozens of people to join isis in syria.
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so, let's begin. lovely to see you both. we are going to start with only the one subject at the moment. this is the upcoming vote on tuesday. everybody is reacting to the tier system across the country and the observer talks about angry tory mps turning on michael gove after overwhelmed nhs claims. what are they not happy about? they are not happy that the cabinet office minister michael goes has been trying to sort of get everybody into line by saying the nhs is going to be overwhelmed. meanwhile, nadine dorries, also a minister, says the nightingale hospitals will not be used because
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they are dark and dingy but she has denied those words subsequently. i speak to you as does nigel who incidentally from tier 3 or we will be from next week. so there is an absolute fury of lots of tory mps saying the lock down and the tier system system is unfair. what boris johnson is doing is trying to assuage those fears and criticisms, but obviously they are deploying ministers like michael gove to try to get mps on side. which is not working and which is why the prime minister has written to mps tonight in fact. but there is always the argument about whether the nightingale hospitals are being used and some apparently are for non—covid patients. but we all know that if you suddenly get a spike in coronavirus cases along with everything else, you will put pressure on the nhs. nigel. all of
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thatis pressure on the nhs. nigel. all of that is true. what the mps are most angry about is that they don't feel that they have got the evidence to make a judgement about whether the new stricter tier system is necessary. so they are angry with michael go for coming out and say if we don't do this then hospitals will be overwhelmed. this is based on them not being told why that would be. they want to see a proper analysis of the effect on the nhs. they want to know that the tier syste m they want to know that the tier system works. you were talking tonight about 100 mps who were threatening to vote against boris johnson on tuesday. not all of them will of course because a lot of this is for the benefit of their constituents. so they have to look angry about it. but there is still angry about it. but there is still an awful lot there who are planning to vote against the government, and even though boris johnson to vote against the government, and even though borisjohnson has got to vote against the government, and even though boris johnson has got a majority of 80, it only takes a few more than 40 tory mps and he has
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lost the majority. and what will happen on tuesday is he is relying oi'i happen on tuesday is he is relying on labour votes and keir starmer to get them through. is this a case of scientists versus the economics. what about the doctors? are they overwhelmed? we hear that from people and we hear from scientists and experts and have done is up until now the government has pretty much stumbled through. its approach to dealing with a pandemic. it is very difficult for a government that has lost its moral authority to persuade the public to behave in a way that even their own mps cannot see the evidence for. it is utterly ridiculous that from next wednesday, i will be able to do more things than i can now. if i was so minded,
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i would go have a tattoo next week but i can also go to the gym, also the hairdressers and two nonessential shots but yet we are supposed to be in the highest category. you've either got to say this spreads but of course in the middle of all this you have this nonsense of a break over christmas. so we are all going into various tiers which are either too high or too low or totally meaningless to bidding on what side of the fence you are on but then everything is going to stop for five days so people can crisscross the country and say in overheated and unventilated rooms, sharing crockery, cutlery, towels, lavatories and everything else. so it just seems that there are so lavatories and everything else. so itjust seems that there are so many mixed messages and unless you can give people and that includes mps who are then in turn giving the same evidence to their constituents, who are seeing their business is ruined and their livelihoods gone, you've got to be able to say to people this
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is why we are doing it. and i'm afraid the government has pretty bankrupt when it comes to the trust level. let's turn to the telegraph. i don't know if you've seen this letter that boris johnson i don't know if you've seen this letter that borisjohnson has written to be as mp5. you did mention it, i believe. decemberthe 16th, he is offering a review. is this a concession? sorry, i wasjust sort of imagining what sort of tattoo... so was i, yes. we all were. i can promise you ifi did get one which is highly unlikely he would not be something visible. the concession does not sound good enough. steve baker, who is the leader of the covid recovery group which is effectively the rebel contingent of tory mps, they are saying they are grateful the prime minister has been in touch but still
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they want the kind of analysis to say why we are going into these new stricter tears now. now what the telegraph is saying is that there is a promise of a sunset clause on the tier system on the 3rd of february which would give mps another vote at the end of january. which would give mps another vote at the end ofjanuary. well that is all very well but this is exactly the issue they are talking about now. they have a vote coming up on tuesday and what they want to see is some more detail about why they should tell their constituents that effectively local economies are going to go bust. 0k, well, the sunday express also goes with the same story. pm's promise to mps over virus. what do you make of this?|j think virus. what do you make of this?” think it's meaningless, like so many of the prime minister's announcements. it's a piece of empty rhetoric. they can have a vote on it
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because it is nigeljust set unless they have the evidence, they are not going to be in a better position to vote on something and that will be on tuesday. and he also says in this letter although there is a sunset clause in february that they would have to vote at the end of january in order to extend it. he is anticipating extending some form of lockdowns and tears until march. so you cannot vote on something that you cannot vote on something that you have not got the full facts in front of you. the sunday telegraph, let's turn back to that. and a warning, a seven day countdown. yes, we are now approaching the point where brexit really isjust around the corner. so if we don't have enough of covid to cope with, we have now got the chaos of rex's living on top of it. what they are saying now is government sources are saying now is government sources are saying that eight no deal is underpriced and that in other words
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we should not be frightened of no deal. there are indications we are closer to some kind of agreement now in some estimates i have heard in whitehall put us 95% there for some kind of deal. but fisheries is still a major sticking point. and boris johnson has got a telephone call with the eu commission president within the next 48 hours to try and sort it out. but it does sort of feel that we are heading for this no deal. and that will cause chaos. there will be a whole host of problems should that happen. because we will start getting checks at the border, customs checks to the border. and where we live down in kent, lloris all the way up the motorways to london. do you think this is wishful thinking because as nigel said the words coming out from
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one source, one way or another it will be resolved this week? yeah, because the real nub of this is that whatever trade deal is agreed if one is agreed has got to be passed into both uk and eu law. by december the sist. both uk and eu law. by december the 3ist. now there is an emergency meeting scheduled of the eu for the 28th of december. so you could argue that they are looking at it more hopefully that there might be a deal to be done. but we have had this. i cannot river have any times of three of us have talked about this and crunch talks and the deadlines and it is looming really. we are days away absolutely from eight no deal if they cannot get this sorted out over the next week or so. and the moment michel barnier has pretty much offered fishing rights. and
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some of us are old enough to remember the cod war from a long time ago but we are looking at that sort of thing so we have got a deal with the french today on stepping up patrols in the english channel. to combat the flow of migrants. and to try and stop them before they take off from the french beaches which is terribly dangerous as we all know and ends in tragedy. meanwhile we have michel barnier saying that the uk would have access to 15 and 18% of the fishing of our sovereign waters. and you can see that is a very big sticking point and although fishing is not a huge part of the national economy, it is extremely emblematic. we are an island nation. soi emblematic. we are an island nation. so i personally think we won't need lock down and we will be stuck in a lorry part by the end of january. nigel, do you think most brits
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realise what a valuable resource there waters are when it comes to fishing? i do actually, yes. one of the reasons why we've been trying to strike a really hard bargain on this is because of that. and the whole point about brexit if you were a break since it was to use dominic cummings slogan, take back control. and so what we are demanding is to be able to have control over our own waters. and i can understand that as a total cornerstone of brexit. so it is important that there have been the concessions offered by europe but they might give us some of our fish back. but that is not really taking back control. we like to have his control over our own fish. we have got about a minute left. really quickly, temper tantrums in the nhs. i'm sure this will be a great comfort to every parent who has ever had to deal with temper tantrums of
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small children. this is the duchess of cambridge, kate, who is doing an awful lot of work with her early yea rs project awful lot of work with her early years project and she was doing sort ofan years project and she was doing sort of an online conference talking about temper tantrums and apparently she said that she could do with some advice herself with dealing with it. so she has got a seven—year—old, a 5 euros and a two—year—old see you can imagine that even in a royal household i should imagine there is a few screens and tantrums. but she is doing an amazing job on this and pulling her heart into it. hopefully we will get your opinion in the next addition at 11:30pm but for now, thank you both very much indeed. and thatisit thank you both very much indeed. and that is it for now. coming up next, it's click.
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hey, welcome to click. hope you're doing 0k. now, we've met some pretty incredible female tech pioneers in our time, but this week's programme is going to be particularly inspiring. we're dedicating it to women in tech. and one female—led tech company, benevolentai, has had a spot of good news this week. yes, so this is the company that you visited earlier in the year, isn't it? they're using al to try and predict which medicines — which are already on the market — might be repurposed to treat coronavirus. is that right? yes, that's right! just nine months ago, they spotted the initial
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indications that a drug usually used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could have potential. and it turns out they were right! baricitinib has received fda emergency approval in the us for those who are hospitalised and on oxygen or need ventilation. in a trial of 1000 seriously ill patients, the medicine, combined with anti—viral remdesivir, was shown to help reduce coronavirus deaths by nearly 3%. there was also a 5% reduction in those needing ventilation, and on average, hospital stays were reduced by a day. the company behind this uses ai to crunch massive amounts of data, beyond what would be humanly possible, to understand the mechanisms of disease, as well as the properties of already approved drugs. now, a lot of people were looking at virals, anti—virals, and how they might potentially treat the disease. we looked at it from a completely different way. we said, "what are the other
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types of approved drugs that might inhibit the progression of that disease in the body?" so we surfaced a number of drugs, and then we did some experimentation based on that further research. and then we came up with this one drug that we think is best suited. it has both anti—inflammatory properties as well as the ability to stop what's called endocytosis, which is what enables the virus to enter the lungs, which is the most potentially dangerous outcome of the coronavirus. a brilliant use of ai there. and baroness joanna shields, ceo of benevolentai, is the first of many women in tech featuring on this week's show. every year, the bbc 100 women project celebrates women from all walks of life and highlights their stories. and as part of that, we invited more than 100 women who are just starting out in their careers in tech to meet three female leaders
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who have already made it big. kitty knolls from our team hosted everyone virtually from our bbc studio in london. hello, everyone, and welcome to this very special click virtual event. joining us from their corners of the world were serene ow from singapore, who's head of data science at grab, a multibillion—dollar ride—hailing giant dominating southeast asia. erica joy baker, who set her alarm clock very early to dial in from silicon valley. formerly a pioneer at microsoft, google and slack, she's now the director of engineering at github. and nicola mendelsohn, whojoined us online from here in london. she's facebook‘s vp of europe, middle east and asia. her work has been recognised by the queen. our audience beamed in from over 30 countries across the globe.
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each nation with its unique set of challenges, but united over the shared experience of being a woman in tech. i'm robyn mckenzie, i'm18 and i've just started studying product design in cardiff. hi, i'm sara. i'm 21 years old, and i'm from tehran, iran. i'm an undergraduate student in computer engineering. i'm bo, i'm 24 and i'vejust finished my degree in computer science in seoul, south korea. my name is susan, i'm 24 and ijust recently started working as an ict officer for the health department in kenya. i'm alice, i'm 26 years old and i'm currently living in birmingham. there's a kind of atmosphere of fraternity or "bro—grammer" culture, and i sometimes feel i'm not welcome. i'm just one of the few girls on my course. and throughout pretty much my entire education, i've been put in situations where the guys have behaved a bit like they're better
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than everyone else. it kind of makes the prospects of being one of the women in the tech industry not only scary, but kind of terrifying at times. should i present myself a little bit differently to fit in that male atmosphere? just be yourself. you are who you are, and you should be proud of that. so, you know, don't feel like you have to fit in a particular mould, or even worse, a male mould, just to get the job. and i think, you know, first and foremost, like i always say, i think capability should speak for itself, where i think personality is another thing altogether. so, you know, let your personality shine, i think that's important. you can choose to try to change yourself to fit in, but that is costly. over time, that's going to end up wearing on you pretty hard because you're going to be a completely different person at work. you deserve better than that. you deserve a company who can see you for you are, value you for who you are and support you in that. and so if you get to a company that has that "bro—grammer"
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culture who's demanding that of you, skip it. if you are having trouble finding a job with an ml background, let me know, i have many for you. when we get to university, it's kind of expected from us to fail. and when we don't, people automatically assume that we have probably had inappropriate relations with our superiors or professors or our tas. that needs to be called out. you need to find somebody in a leadership position that you can share the concerns with, and you need to rely on others. and i have had in earlier times in my career where i've had difficult situations, where sometimes i might not be able to approach the manager, in your case, you know, the professor or the lecturer. and so i've gone around and tried to find somebody else to be there. but i think it's very important that, post—university, post—studying, that you place yourself in a situation where you are able to thrive, where you are able to feel confident in the work
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that you're doing. lara: but getting the job is just the first hurdle. bias in the workplace comes in many forms, and both race and gender can introduce challenges. we are meeting a new client for the first time and he walks into the room and he just starts addressing the oldest—looking male in the room at the time. and what i've learned is that, eventually, if you actually focus, just cut out the noise, and just focus at really becoming good at what you do, eventually, i think, in the long run, that will prove itself and show itself. i would really like to know how it is to be a minority in tech where you are, or to be a mother in tech, and what challenges you have faced. while i'm not a mother in tech, i am a minority in tech, and i can touch on that some. i'll be really honest, it's a challenge sometimes, you know? there was a while where i was the only black
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woman in my building because i'm an engineer. and it can get isolating. it's super crucial to be able to find community outside of work. so, right now, i have a very strong network full of women from many races, and we connect quite frequently. you know, we'rejust sounding boards for one another. my dream is to work at a big tech company in the uk or in the us and also to have a big family too. you can absolutely do that. i'm working at facebook, and i'm a mum of four kids. and i'm very proud that i'm able to do both. and guess what? mums are using our products, and so we want to be hiring more mums as well. so, give us a call, susan. why not? lara: and there isn'tjust one route into the industry either. i'm halfway through a coding boot camp right now, which i'm really enjoying, and i feel like programming will be our language of our future. it's a field that i wish i'd
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gotten into earlier or had more access to at a younger age. so, how do you guys feel about hiring people from boot camps as opposed to traditional education? i am absolutely thrilled to hire people from boot camps. in the us, at least, we have some biases in our school system that select young girls out of mathematics and science and we need to do better at supporting them as an industry. so, apprenticeship programmes are really popular right now at tech companies, and those are great ways to get started once you've finished your boot camp, to get your foot in the door. countries around the world actively need more people, notjust women, but boys and girls to learn these languages. often, people think that if you're in engineering, then you have to just be in the engineering side of it, they don't understand that there's a design side, and that it might notjust be in a tech company, you could be in a fashion company, you could be in a retail company. there are going to be
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jobs all over the place. both gender equality and the diverse workforce are essential for better technology, too. quite frankly, if we're trying to build software for the entire world, the entire world has to be represented in the room. and so, if you're building software with only men in the room, you're going to end up with problems where the software fails for women, just flat out. applause. thank you, everyone. that is all we have time for. a huge thank you to our expert panellists and to our fabulous audience, those who've spoken and those who've looked in as well. it has been such a blast. take care, and we'll see you soon. that is it for the short cut this weekend and the full week —— a dirt
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most m ost pla ces most places are going to remain cloudy overnight. a lot of rain in northern england will move away. we will see some patchy cloud moving into scotland but a frost is developing here with clear skies for longer and it could be down to —5 by the morning in the northeast with the morning in the northeast with the cloud elsewhere milder with temperatures of 5—7. a great start to sunday in many places staying cloudy with a cloud lifting a little and brining up in west wales and northumberland and cloudy in northern ireland and more cloud for western scotland but sunny spells for the eastern side of the country. temperature 7—ii mbappe to make double figures in the west and probably a bit cooler for the eastern side of the uk. quick look at monday and we have got some patchy rain moving down from the northern most of it affecting scotla nd northern most of it affecting scotland was some for northern ireland in the morning in northern england but not much as it has it southwards in the afternoon. some sunshine following enormous colour where it is a bit cooler and
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otherwise temperatures around 9—ii.
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