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hello and welcome to 100 days... after the fall — president trump tries to move on after his failure to replace obamacare. the white house vows to enact major tax reform and shake up how the government is run and act against so—called "sanctuary cities" who protect illegal immigrants. but how much of donald trump's policy agenda is now in peril? the battle for mosul as iraqi forces renew their offensive there's alarm about civilian casualties caused by us air strikes. that is an inaccurate weapon it might be good for the tempo of the military operation, but it isn't necessarily good for preserving civilian lives. also, the london terror attack — police say they have found no link with so called islamic state or al qaida. but the attacker was "interested injihad." meanwhile, khalid masood's mother admits crying when she heard when she heard about what she says was her son's "atrocity."
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theresa may drops in on nicola sturgeon to discuss how scotland and brexit might work together, but did their face—to—face leave them futher apart? and, off the books — democrats demand to know who president trump has been meeting during his frequent golf club trips. hello and welcome to 100 days, with mejon sopel in washington and christian fraser in london. it was on the campaign trail that donald trump said "we're going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning". well, fatigue is definitely settling in and for the us president, it's not because he's winning. no, quite the opposite — the question we're all asking is what next for mr trump? the health care bill is in tatters, tax reform is up in the air, his son in law, and senior white house advisor,
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we find out today is to be questioned by the senate, in relation to those alleged links between russia the trump campaign team. much of the talk today here in washington christian is about mr trump resetting his agenda and just 67 days in. it has been a wild few days for the presidency — let's take a look. monday morning at the white house and the president, believed was the last week behind him as he meets female entrepreneurs. and this message. . . female entrepreneurs. and this message... you are really and inspiration to everybody, men and women. a lot of men out there are not doing what you are able to do. because last week he was meeting this lost, the right wing house leading culprits, or white, all middle age and all causing him to lose his health care bill. a former member of that group and now part of president... ‘s team attended to explain the defeat. i think there was plenty of blame to go around, as
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we sat over the last few days to try and figure out what happened, what happened is washington one. the one thing we learned this week is that washington was a lot more broken than president thom thought it was. pot of those was the thom highlighted, immediately after the vote was told. —— part of those was what president tom highlighted. we had no democrat support. they were not going to give was a single vote. now, rallying support from across the aisle might be crucial. now, rallying support from across the aisle might be crucialli now, rallying support from across the aisle might be crucial. i think it is time for our folks to come together, and i also think it is time to potentially get a few moderate democrats on board. how'd you win over the democrats without further alienating the right of the republican party? to that, there was no easy answer. with me now is the former adviser to president george deby bush terry
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——with me now is the former advisor to president george w. bush, and republican political strategist, ron christie. donald strategist, ron christie. trump said he would chan the donald trump said he would change the way people do business, but republicans have been fighting with each other. it is a very important reset, that donald trump is now going to have to recognise that he's going to have to recognise that he's going to have to recognise that he's going to have to get some democrats to come with him is he's going to have some legislative victories. isn't the implications of that is that he will lose the freedom caucus? i think those 42 members are essential for getting a lot of things through what nancy pelosi can deliver a lot of head democrats, i would look for a pair, something that could have bipartisan report and allow the president to get the victory. he needs a victory and needs to be up to say to the american people that this is why they elected him and this is what he's doing. ijust
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they elected him and this is what he's doing. i just wondered where this leaves the key relationship between the president and the house speaker, paul ryan, who he needs to get these things through. the relationship is very good, you had a lock on the president this weekend about how hard he said paul ryan was working, how much he thought he was his partner in these endeavours and so, when they look at the wreckage from what happened with the health had a buckle, i think the two of them will have a closer relationship in the days ahead for the more distant one. we have had with the tensions are within the republican party, if the president were to cut loose this freedom caucus, the right wing of the park bury party, and join hands with some of the democrats towards the centre, how likely is it that they would want to play ball with him ? likely is it that they would want to play ball with him? -- the right wing of the party. a fairly decent chance, and the other group is called the tuesday group you are a group of moderate members of the
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house of representatives, with a lot of the attention focused on the freedom caucus, i think the president has a lot of chance to pick out these moderates.” president has a lot of chance to pick out these moderates. i want to ask you one quick final question, steve bannon was reported to have said to the freedom caucus, those elected on the right of the party that this is not a negotiation you have to do is you are told. i'm going to guess that probably did not going to guess that probably did not go down too well from people who are elected hearing it from someone who wasn't. it is funny, some of the staff members i think they think they are more powerful than what they are more powerful than what they are more powerful than what they are and i do not imagine an elected representative will take too kindly to an unelected bureaucrat telling him what to do. great to have you with us. i am wondering if pa rt have you with us. i am wondering if part of the problem here with the timescale, looking at some of the figures. the length of time it took
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previous administration is to thought through complex bills like this one... they have 0bamacare it took 187 days. it took reagan something like 323 day to get tax reform through which they will take on next, is better deal on earth that could have put the freedom caucus and the moderates together in just 17 days? the benign interpretation of that is that no nobody could do that. it was far too quick, they were setting themselves on offer to timetable, they wanted to show massive momentum, i hate to talk as out of the reason why you are sitting in that studio in london and i'm sitting in the studio washington, but who cares whether things get done in a hundred days, it is what you do that leaves a lasting legacy. 0n the other hand, they have had seven years to think about what they want to do to replace 0bamacare, about what they want to do to replace 0bamaca re, the about what they want to do to replace 0bamacare, the publican party has committed itself to its
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appeal and replacement ever since. —— the republican party. you would think they could have worked some of these things out. and does it take these things out. and does it take the shine of the president because he was supposed to be and sold himself as the negotiator in chief has that showing gone?|j himself as the negotiator in chief has that showing gone? i tell you what, often journalists set the bar, set the height at which a politician has to get over, we did not set it donald trump set it, he said it will be easy to fix, i'm going to make it much cheaper, poor people will have insurance, it is going to be fantastic and we will do it quickly. so, you set the bar for himself. what has happened is that he has set the bar and gone stumbling over it and all impact on his face. have the shine,? yes. it will take awhile to show they have learned the lessons from this and will be out get their legislation passed. 0k, he needs a win. in the middle east, iraqi forces are pounding western mosul trying to disloge so called islamic state.
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it is not going to wealth. —— it is not going very well. they're deploying helicopter gun ships and crude rocket launchers to target is militants and the civilians are stuck in the middle. islamic state may be in retreat but they are putting up stiff resistance. 0ur middle east editorjeremy bowen has sent this report. this is the iraqi solution to an offensive that has stalled over the last week or so, attack again. it feels as if the air war over mosul is intensifying. the gunship pilots fly low, they seem confident they will not get shot down. every day a few thousand more people come walking out of the areas of mosul still held by thejihadists who call themselves islamic state.
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many said they have been used as human shields, but the response — more air strikes, horrified them. translation: they destroyed our homes, ourcars, everything, they destroyed us. entire families are gone, they are under the rubble. translation: a lot of people died, children, women and men. houses collapsed on them, i lost both my sons. some very sophisticated modern weapons in this fight and these locally made rockets are used over short range. a blunt instrument.
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that is an inaccurate weapon, it might be good for the tempo of the military operation, but it is not necessarily good for preserving civilian lives. but, they want to win this battle and they are using everything they have got. most of the people arriving in government—held territory are bussed out to camps, many said is forced themselves into their homes. this woman said she was not escaping the jihadists but air strikes that used tonnes of bombs on a single sniper will. translation: they destroy the houses where one or two or three so—called islamic state... they can houses into cemeteries.
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they can houses into cemeteries. they bring the dead alp burnt. —— alp burnt. my children, nine of my family killed. they call them smart bombs, but this is stupid. my grandchildren, two have gone. the people of mosul have been left with impossible choices, risk death in their own homes or risk death crossing a front line. iraq has been shattered by the years of wars and sectarian conflict that followed the us and british invasion, it might be too late to put this country back together. we're joined now by chris woods who runs airwars — an organisation that tracks the air strikes against the so—called islamic state and other groups in iraq, syria and libya. good to see you. we have had a good illustration from germany there as to why it is so difficult to keep
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track of hazzard is underground. —— frontjeremy corbyn. how do you monitor our —— a good illustration from jeremy corbyn. how do you measure who is killed? we look at mostly iraqi social media, the information is disbursed but a lot of information does come out from the perspective of the civilians, it can be videos, testimonies, obituaries or so on. we pulled the material together and make a provisional assessment about the quality of those claims and then we try and work with the military ‘s two festival drawback attention to these allegations and see whether they are valid or not. —— to first of all. we are talking in the context of some fairly murky reports from the west of mosul, where scores of people were killed reportedly by a coalition air strike. from your monitoring, what you think this
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change in the last few weeks? we have seen with the west mosul campaigna huge have seen with the west mosul campaign a huge increase in alleged civilian casualties from coalition actions. notjust the blood across the border in syria as well. nat derry —— not just the border in syria as well. nat derry —— notjust bought mosul. we are seeing the highest number of them have ever been recorded. the mosul around 70% of the allegations are what we grade as contested, they may have been claimed to be coalition actions but they may be by artillery, or by so—called islamic state themselves using took bombs or mortars or other means. so, we know a large number of civilians are dying in mosul as the report made clear, what we do not necessarily know is what is killing them. generally speaking, most of the fire going in the mosul right now is incoming fire from the coalition,
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from iraqi forces and unfortunately thatis from iraqi forces and unfortunately that is what is killing most of the civilians right now, we think. we have heard donald trump say that we have heard donald trump say that we have got to be less politically correct in the way we fight these battles, do you think there has been any change in the rules of engagement for us forces when they oppose keeping these aspects?‘ difficult question, the word we keep on getting from the pentagon is, no, the rules of think agent has not changed, but iraqi official keep on saying that they have. it is easier to getan saying that they have. it is easier to get an american air strike now thanit to get an american air strike now than it was a few months ago. that gets more complicated as we do not know if it is related to kurt cochran coming in all the response to the very fierce recent battle in east mosul —— to trump coming in. 0ne east mosul —— to trump coming in. one of the criticisms at the time was that they weigh not getting the table as support that they needed, so we may be seeing an increase that
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is to do with trump will changes or it could be a response to that early battle that came just as donald trump came in. there is a clear picture in syria, that we are seeing an enormous increase in reported civilians deaths and we're looking at bombings of towns and villages that are lightly populated compared to mosul, that indicates that the strikes are more frequent and that they are taking more risk with civilians. i think what we're seeing in syria is more of an indication of the rule change under donald trump, but if there is a change, the pentagon and the white house being very tight lipped about it. yes, it is subtle. thank you very much the moment. returning now to the trump administration's ‘to—do' list. we've already heard what happened to health care but what does that mean for the rest of his agenda? among the big—ticket items he promised during the campaign was fixing the country's crumbling infrastructure.
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it could even be an issue that wins bipartisanship support — but as james cook reports from america's tallest dam, at 0roville in northern california, it will be no easy task. the tallest dam in the richest nation on earth is no longer a source of pride. last month after heavy rain it overflow channels began to crumble. nearly 200,000 californians had to flee. now the water level has fallen, the damage is laid bare. what happened here at the 0roville dam is a wake—up call in a country where infrastructure spending has been out of fashion the decades. the lesson is simple — the longer you put off repairs or upgrades, the greater the risk and the higher the cost in the end. but, that is exactly what the us has been doing, more than 2000 american dams are rated as both deficient and high hazard, which means failure would lead to loss of life. i think we have been doing what we thought was enough, but clearly we have missed a few things.
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when i say we, it is a global it is the regulators, it is our third—party independent consultants, and that is, a catastrophic event but we are all learning from this. new york venue jersey dedicate the huge lincoln tunnel under the hudson river... in the past century the us saw two big building booms. the first came in the 1930s when roosevelt's new deal put millions of americans to work on projects like this one. the second was in the 50s and 60s with the construction of the interstate highway system and minutes after he was elected president, donald trump promised further. we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. which will become, by the way, second to none. mr trump is particularly scathing about america's airports. 0nce icons of progress, he now calls the third world. but los angeles international is already spending billions on more
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gates,new rail links and smarter terminals, funded not by the government but by passengers views and private capital. are we where we want to be? no. but, it is today's experience third world? no, it is absolutely not. we are an incredible and robust airport, we have fantastic facilities here already, but we are taking them to that next level which will be the gold standard airport. showcase projects are one thing but when it comes to more mundane the pair, roads and bridges, pipes and dams, is two trillion dollars short. life as we knew it in the 21st—century of the united states is going to increasingly look like what is normal in the part of the world, especially latin america, asia and africa. it is just not going to be a 21st—century western country.
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the challenge, it seems, is not to make america great again, but to stop it falling apart. the family of kurt cochran, the american tourist killed in last week's attack in westminster say they have been through a "humbling and difficult experience" , but have been helped by "the love of so many people". mr cochran and his wife melissa, from utah, were on a trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary, when they were hit by a car driven by khalid masood. daniela relph reports. the moment cally massoud began his attack, we now know he was driving attack, we now know he was driving at up to 76 miles an hour across westminster bridge, killing and injuring as he drove. this afternoon his mother issued a statement condemning the attack and emphasising that she does not condone her some's actions not support his beliefs. she said" i am so deeply shocked, saddened and
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numbed by the actions my son has taken that have killed and injured innocent people in westminster... ‘s and those victims included american couple kurt cochran and his wife. it'd been their first time in couple kurt cochran and his wife. it'd been theirfirst time in london and theirfirst it'd been theirfirst time in london and their first ever visit outside of the usa, they had been on a tour of the usa, they had been on a tour of europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. kurt cochran was killed after being thrown from the bridge to the pavement below. a single bunch of flowers marks where he's fouled. melissa suffered multiple injuries and is in hospital. —— where he fouled. today, 13 members of his family spoke publicly for the first time. from utah they are mormon family who have found strength in their faith. it is ha rd found strength in their faith. it is hard the most of us to imagine what it is like to lose in this way, can
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you give us some it is like to lose in this way, can you give us some sense it is like to lose in this way, can you give us some sense of the impact on yourfamily? you give us some sense of the impact on your family? it you give us some sense of the impact on yourfamily? it is brought you give us some sense of the impact on your family? it is brought close together. we love and support each other so much and i think it has made is even that much stronger. kurt cochran run a music studio back home, and infuse elastic supporter of local bands. —— and infuse the astec supporter of local bands. there have been two beat concept in his honour. what the families had shown today is what happens when you are suddenly affected by an event of this magnitude. it has brought with it trauma, grief and the them forgiveness. nonu 's harbour any ill will or harsh feelings towards this. haase none of us. we love our brother, we love what he brought to the world. —— non—others.
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brother, we love what he brought to the world. -- non-others. to date buyers would this was a chance but tobias ellwood to remember all of those killed. last week a chair of the house committee did something extraordinary, he went behind his fellow committee members and shared previously undisclosed intelligence directly with the white house, information he said have come from the zone source, we do not know who that source was, or we didn't. it undermines the committee's independence, but now we are learning a bit more about that source. yes. you see him there walking out of the white house, the building behind as the old executive building behind as the old executive building which is the white house overflow, if you like, well a lot of employees of the white house where
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the mother works. it seems he went there the day before in end uber car, to have a meeting, so maybe thatis car, to have a meeting, so maybe that is the source of the information, maybe it was summoned from the white house gave in the information that he went back to the white house... which signifies what? it is turning into a bizarre spy mystery. in the sense that, he got information from the white house that event back to the white to muddy the water, or what was the significance of that?” muddy the water, or what was the significance of that? i would love to be able to give you a definitive a nswer to to be able to give you a definitive answer to that, no idea. in two we hear from the man answer to that, no idea. in two we hearfrom the man himself answer to that, no idea. in two we hear from the man himself to explain what a nappy was doing and where the information came from, i have a bit ofa information came from, i have a bit of a problem trying to explain it is actually what it was. —— to explain what an art it was he was doing. certainly, the questions are piling up certainly, the questions are piling upfor him. certainly, the questions are piling up for him. it gets murkier by the
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day. trump's son—in—law is going to overhaul government to make it quicker, slicker and he's going to appear before the committee on russia, as well. he has a busy time as well as sorting out middle east peace. we surely the nepotism tweets alone, for the moment. you're watching 100 putter days. still to come for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — the british prime minister heads north for her first face—to—face meeting with the scottish leader since a new push for independence — does it look like they got anything solved? and governing from the golf course , why democrats want a record of everyone donald trump meets at his weekend resort that's still to come on 100 days, from bbc news. after a rather gloomy start we
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enjoyed some sunshine, but some others did not. this was the rather gloomy scene earlier this afternoon. boy, did that have an effect on the temperatures, some others did not get above seven or 8 degrees. that was the exception, most places enjoyed lots of fantastic sunshine no more shows than the highlands of scotland. —— no more so. this was the scene looking westwards on the coast of ayrshire. a dry evening. 0vernight some of the low cloud will become extensive. must of mist an mag around particularly in the east. some players will keep these clear skies and where it happens it will bea skies and where it happens it will be a cold night, as we've seen in some country spots, in the west of scotland,. some showers turning up across parts of wales... very
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scattered affairs and some heavy ones putting up to northern ireland and into parts of scotland. ahead of that, much cloudy day for most of scotla nd that, much cloudy day for most of scotland and it will be much cooler than has been the last few days. there is the name pushing into the south—west. the odd shower passing into parts of the midlands and eastern england. they will be very scattered, many places avoiding them but they could be quite scott. it will feel pleasantly warm. some brightness. wales and south—west england, but not as we head into the evening, some dampness turning up here. this is tomorrow evening. damp and dreary across western areas. quite gusty wind across northern areas. further south and east, not much rain, plenty of cloud but it will be a mild feeling day in most places. as we looked through the week, most northern and western areas are going to catch the rain,
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succession front come in and something could be quite heavy. this one front, briefly will introduce some really warm air from the neck continent. see how the map turned yellow and orange, here. somebody somewhere across the more south eastern part of england could be knocking on the door at 20 degrees, whether 70 and west it is cloudy and breezy and wetter. welcome back to one hundred days, with mejon sopel in washington and christian fraser in london. donald trump's spokesman has said the white house ‘learned a lot‘ despite having to withdraw the president's healthcare proposals, and is looking at ways it can improve ‘how we do everything'. also ahead — we'll look what the jailing of a russian opposition leader for taking part in an anti—corruption rally means for politics under putin. a crucial week for the uk,
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the prime minister will notify the european union on wednesday that britain intends to leave, beginning a two year negotiation. today theresa may has been in scotland where she has been meeting the scottish first minister nicola sturgeon. it's the first face—to—face meeting since the scottish national party demanded a new independence referendum. 0ur scotland editor, sarah smith reports. theresa may knows this could be awkward, she's here to talk about her article 50 letter. she is here to press had armed for a referendum on independence, so no handshakes, no press conferences, just a couple of souvenir photographs but neither woman looks like they are enjoying it. i start contrast, their first meeting eight months ago, then it was called a good working
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relationship. now nicola sturgeon says the pm has not listened to her in brexit, mrs may says she will reject any request for a vote on scottish independence. my position is not going to change, that now is not the time to be talking about a second independence referendum because it wouldn't be fair on the scottish people to ask them to make that decision when the facts aren't clear and also because now is the time when we need to pull together to make sure we get the best possible dealfor to make sure we get the best possible deal for the uk to make sure we get the best possible dealfor the uk including the people as scotland's. i'm told that the meeting was businesslike, cordial and probably the then kissed meeting yet. they were offering more powers for the scottish parliament, they hoped but they say they got moody and on that. and when nicola sturgeon told the prime minister how she plans to make the formal request race got it referendum, the prime minister said simply you know my position on that. the first ministers says, it should be clear on 18 to 2a
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months' time which is when the scottish government wants to hold that referendum. we both agree now is not the time to give people that choice. since we both appear to be in agreement as to when the terms of brexit will become clear, that would underline my view, that is the right time. in a speech, she said she wa nts to time. in a speech, she said she wants to build a more united nation. but it is scottish independence on the agenda, at the holyrood parliament tomorrow and they will almost certainly vote to call for a second referendum. well, the polls say support for scottish independence has grown since the last vote in 2014, but still the majority wish to remain with the uk. i've been speaking to scotland's first home—grown billionaire sirtom hunterand i asked him what he would make of another vote. my my feeling is that people in
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scotla nd my feeling is that people in scotland are kind of fed up. there has been too much politics, one of the great things about the 2014 referendum, was the whole country got engaged. everybody really got engaged in the politics and the debate and we had a referendum and we had a result. i think people are a bit fed up, and i'm not quite sure we're going into same level of engagement if another referendum comes quite so soon. 0ur engagement if another referendum comes quite so soon. our economy is lagging behind the rest of the uk, we are about one third behind the rest of the uk in terms of economic growth. 0ur education system, we have had the worst results ever. and we have had this government in place now for ten years. i think one of the problems and i think we are in difficult times for democracy, is
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that there is no effective political opposition in holyrood. and there is no effective political opposition in westminster either. so i think, these are dangerous times for democracy. are you suggesting from what you say that the snp and others have used this criticism, are concentrating too much on independence at the expense of some of the biggest issues for society?” think it has always been very convenient for most governments in scotland, to blame the bogeyman in westminster. 0r scotland, to blame the bogeyman in westminster. or perhaps, in theresa may's case, the bogey woman in westminster. and that takes the scrutiny, on what has actually been happening in scotland, we have had devolved powers now for some time, we have had an snp government for the past ten years, so i tend to listen less to what people say, and really watch what people do. and if you look at the track record here in
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scotland, it's not that great. were about to trigger article 50 and brexit, the brexit negotiation will be under way, how is that going to affect your business and how would that affect your business in scotla nd that affect your business in scotland were for a period outside its biggest market, the rest of the uk and also the rest of the european union? we are entering brexit. we are entering the unknown, no country has ever left the european union. so from a business point of view, that adds to uncertainty. i guess i am an optimist, so we are going to have to make the most of the situation we find ourselves in, but in terms of is this a reason that scotland should leave the rest of the uk, it may be but i wouldn't be asking that question right now. we need to wait and see what brexit actually means,
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and see what brexit actually means, and we must always remember in scotland, we do four times as much business with the rest of the uk, than we do with europe. so often and this was the case last night, the debate is framed by oil and the price of oil which we know is rock bottom at the moment, but surely scotla nd bottom at the moment, but surely scotland as an independent country could attract new business, it could bea could attract new business, it could be a more nimble economy? yes i mean the last time already news and the taxation flowing from that was central to it, since the last referendum, oil revenues have dropped 97%. it is quite incredible. but they may reverse, they are never going to get back to where they work, but there is news of another oilfind off the work, but there is news of another oil find off the west coast of scotla nd oil find off the west coast of scotland just this weekend. but i think, what we should be talking about is how we built scotland's
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economy into the robust economy which we need. if we look at what was talked about in the snp conference we should be, they hardly talked about the scottish economy and what measures we need to take to build a robust and sustainable healthy economy. sir tom i am very grateful for your time, healthy economy. sir tom i am very gratefulfor your time, thank healthy economy. sir tom i am very grateful for your time, thank you for coming on the programme. some interesting talks from sir tom hunter about education scotland, he thinks that the snp are putting world their desire for independence in front of things that would benefit scotland. we are going to put those things tomorrow to satanic salmond, the former snp leader, so that it will be interesting to get his thoughts. studio: if that would be very interesting. —— studio: that would be. the russian opposition leader, alexei navalny, has appeared in court in moscow,
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after his arrest on sunday at an anti—corruption rally. the court rejected the request and navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars. 0ur moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg, was outside the court. well i'm standing outside a moscow court has in the spring blizzard, a short while ago, the russian opposition activist, navalny was found guilty of organising a mass protests a nd found guilty of organising a mass protests and he was fined the equivalent of $350 and then he was found guilty of disobeying the police and poor that he was sentenced to 15 days in jail. this police van baha'i and me has arrived to whisk him off to jail. —— has arrived. some of his supporters held good luck signs, hoping he could see them. but then police officers came up them. but then police officers came up to them and took them away. earlier i managed to ask mr navalny how significant he thought yesterday's protests had been.
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translation: it was navalny who called the russians onto the streets, and people came across the country, in dozens people came across the country, in d oze ns of people came across the country, in dozens of towns and cities, in their thousands. the biggest protest was in moscow. that was on pushkin square, where there were thousands of people. that protest was broken by russian riot police. i think these protests have cemented navalny as the unofficial leader of the russian opposition. meanwhile the kremlin today said it respected people's rights to voice her opinion but it said that it believed that some of them had been unsanctioned and therefore illegal. a deadline forforming a new power—sharing government in northern ireland has passed without agreement. the two biggest parties
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in the devolved government, the democratic unionists and sinn fein, blamed each other for the failure of three weeks of negotiations. more time's been set aside to help reach an agreement — if not, it could lead to a return of direct rule from london. a 100—kilogram gold coin has been stolen from a museum in berlin. the coin, which is 53 centimetres wide and three centimetres thick, features a portrait of queen elizabeth ii. the coin, called the "big maple leaf" and made in canada in 2007, is said to have a face value of at least a million dollars. but by weight alone, it's worth more than four times that. i want to talk, just before we finish, only word is question is
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leading and it is not to a glamorous golf resort. i have been doing some sums today, i only know that it is him by his golf club and shoes. it says here that he has been on the golf course 21 out of 66 days in office and the democrats don't like it. the they don't like it at all, one is donald trump said when he became president he would be so busy being president that he wouldn't have time like that dissolute person barack 0bama have time like that dissolute person ba rack 0bama who have time like that dissolute person barack 0bama who spent a bit of time on the golf course, he would be working all the time. the second thing is, this idea, that when you are at the white house, everyone is clocked in and clocked out, there is a record of who he is met. not sue much this time. is that any different to having a private e—mail server, if you are away from the white house and off the books for a third of the time, how is that different? as a posy would say disk
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com pletely different? as a posy would say disk completely different because there is no secret communications going on that are outside of kind of things. but it is a valid point, it is a rhetorical question that i am not going to answer. that is 100 days, if you would like to get in touch, you can do so using twitter. that is it from us today, do join us at the same time tomorrow. hello there you're watching bbc news, i'm clive myrie, the top stories, it is coming at a quarter to eight. the mother of the westminster attacker khalid masood said she is shocked, saddened and numbed by her son ‘s actions. the prime minister has met scotland's first ministerfor talks prime minister has met scotland's first minister for talks in glasgow as she prepares to start the formal
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process of leaving the eu. the northern ireland secretary says is only a short window of opportunity to restore a power—sharing sedative after today's deadline passed without agreement. and an update for you on the markets. the ftse and the dax, a bit of a battering can both down in europe. a mixed bag in the united states. with one hour and 50 minutes before the closing bell. thousands of people are escaping the iraqi city of mosul, as government forces continue their offensive to drive out so—called islamic state fighters. my colleague yalda hakim is at the hammam al alil camp to the south of the city, where many of those who've fled the fighting are sheltering... the battle to retake west mosul continues to intensify and the humanitarian situation is also
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deteriorating. just a few days ago we we re deteriorating. just a few days ago we were told that the fighting has stopped and that is not the case, the operation continues and just behind me is where the front line is. it is also where people are escaping the fighting, they are then being brought, bus—loads of people to this camp, they are processed at the entrance, the men and the women are separated, the lot of the men are separated, the lot of the men are then screened to make sure that they are not isis fighters or sympathisers, and then, this is the place that they will call home for the foreseeable future, we don't know where this operation will end. as far as the eye can see, there are tents and many of the people here get 12 meals a day, it is much better, the situation that they were facing in the west but if you look at the current situation and where we are standing. we are standing in former isis headquarters which is now rubble, utter devastation and it is where the children spend most of the day. they have turned this place
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into a playground. the un says, that more than 200,000 people have now fled the fighting. 400,000 others are still trapped and they are expecting 300,000 more to the west mosul, as this operation enters its final stages.
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