tv Outside Source BBC News June 21, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. we start here in the uk. the british government has laid out its plans for brexit my my government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as they country leaves the european union. there's changes at the top in saudi arabia. the kingdom's ruler has made his son crown prince — pushing aside his own nephew from the role. us homeland security tells congress russian hackers targeted the election systems of 21 us states during last year's presidential election. we'll be live in washington. and after weeks of scandals and bad press — uber‘s founder has resigned as chief executive. we'll bring you the latest. let us start with breaking news.
islamic state militants have blown up this famous landmark, the grand al—nuri mosque in mosul and its leaning minaret. it's where there is leader abu bakr al—baghdadi gave a speech three years ago proclaiming a new "caliphate". we will bring you more as we find out. today the british government set out its programme of legislation in the formal ceremony of the queen's speech. of course, given the circumstances — theresa may still doesn't have a working majority — it was always going to be subdued. gone are the uk prime minister's ambitions for big changes at home. in fact this may be a queen's speech that will be remembered for what's missing rather than what's being proposed. here's our political editor laura kuenssberg. nothing normal this time. a sense of occasion but a political year like no other.
the bus and for now, she still has the prime ministerialjaguar. your first and last queen's speech, prime minister? the music and the marching still happened. yet, with the election held in a hurry, no time for the queen's horses to practice. so the royal bentley had to do. the queen arriving for the 64th time. her son, not her husband alongside her. get your skates on. first race is 2.30 pm! after all, with royal ascot on, this was not the only business of the day. the queen was here to lay out the plan for this government.
the political situation even more awkward than the small talk between these two. my government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the european union. my ministers are committed to working with parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the european union. brexit the priority but a promise the government will work more closely with rivals as well as supporters. a bill will be introduced to repeal the european communities act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses. this will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the united kingdom makes the success of breads it. but grammar schools, gone. plans to change pension benefits gone. the government's
social care idea gone. controversial tory manifesto ideas have simply disappeared. this wasn'tjust westminster‘s big day out, for the prime minister a vital occasion to reassert her authority. knowing that the power balance around here was transformed, so must she. our country is divided, red versus blue, young versus old, leave versus remain. the test for all of us is whether we choose to reflect divisions or help the country overcome them. with humility and resolve, this government will seek to do the latter. we will do what is in the national interest and we will work with anyone in any party that is prepared to do the same. but an energised labour will use any trick instead to make political capital. people chose hope over fear
and they sense an unequivocal message, mr speaker, that austerity must be brought to an end. we are a government in waiting with a policy programme that enthused and engaged millions of people in this election. in the weeks ahead, with no tory majority, every vote, every mp, every party will count. she hasn't been able to put forward her headline pledges from her manifesto. if she can't put forward a queen's speech based on her manifesto how will she negotiate brexit? no attempt to tackle under funding for schools, hospitals or police. the prime minister lacks vision on where she wants to take the country. the speech was emptied
of many of the prime minister's ambitions that went away with her majority. what remains is the biggest task, getting brexit through parliament. before that can begin, the prime minister must pass a more profound test, showing that she has enough clout to govern at all. the government needs cool heads in this hot summer. police say 200 people turned up to a planned protest outside parliament. but in, or out, resistance to the weakened prime minister could come from all directions. earlier i spoke to ben wright in westminster — and asked him whether this was where theresa may thought she would be a month ago. she had hoped for a dominant commons
majority. lots of new conservative mps who would help drive through pretty contentious policies around the future of social care, the future of education, that she believed she would have a big majority to secure. she has returned to westminster now running a minority government without a majority, having to do a deal with a smaller party in northern ireland, the democratic unionist party. she has not nailed down the details of that yet. she is looking precarious and that is the reason that i some of the contentious stuff and the ma nifesto for of the contentious stuff and the manifesto for the conservatives has had to be scraped into the bin. it would not get through the house of commons. the reality that brexit related legislation, there will be lots of it, it will mop up lots of parliamentary time. if the election
had gone betterfor theresa may there might not be room for the domestic social policy. looking john major had to go through with maastricht, looking at what theresa may has to go through with the pieces of regulation relating to brexit, how challenging could this be? good comparison. john major in the early 19905 when he was trying to get parliament to ratify the maastricht treaty, he had a majority of about 20. there5a may doe5 maastricht treaty, he had a majority of about 20. there5a may does not have the majority, 5he of about 20. there5a may does not have the majority, she will be running a minority government. there will be parallels, notjust because we're talking about europe. this will be day by day, night by night, long evening5, trying to get this brexit related legislation onto the statute book. britain depart5 brexit related legislation onto the statute book. britain departs from the eu in march, 2019, it is a big
task, lots of regulation had to be transferred onto the uk statute book and there needs to be a new immigration system, a new framework for regulating agriculture, fisheries, the nuclear industry. thi5 fisheries, the nuclear industry. this will take a huge amount of time and it will be contentious and she will be fighting daily battles to get this through. there is an expectation that she will not last very long indeed. it could prove the end of there5a may. to saudi arabia — and pictures of a very significant moment in the kingdom's history. this is when saudi arabians found out that their king had appointed his son as the new crown prince — mohammed bin salman. he's 31 years old. this is the man he replaced — mohammed bin nayef, who's 57. he's already sworn allegiance to the man who will now become king
of saudi arabia instead of him. earlier i spoke to bbc arabic‘5 hanan razek and asked her whether this signifies a change in saudi politics. it is very different. he is the younge5t crown it is very different. he is the youngest crown prince it is very different. he is the younge5t crown prince that saudi arabia has seen, only 31, very young. he has an economic transformation plan. he is the mastermind behind the vision 2030 plan which he hopes will transform saudi arabia from relying heavily on oil into other adventures of investment. in terms of his view on i55ues investment. in terms of his view on issues of society, is saudi arabia about to get more liberal? last year, when we were covering the vi5ion year, when we were covering the vision 2030 plan, the launch of that, he was asked if women would be allowed to drive in saudi arabia at any time soon. he said, women
driving is not a religious i55ue. any time soon. he said, women driving is not a religious issue. it i5 driving is not a religious issue. it is down to society whether to accept it or not. it seems to be that he wa nts to it or not. it seems to be that he wants to bring about change and there are different plans in his mind. whether 5ociety there are different plans in his mind. whether society will accept it 01’ mind. whether society will accept it or not, this is one of the challenges he will face. there is talk about him wanting to turn saudi arabia into a kind of dubai. that is true. that is what vi5ion arabia into a kind of dubai. that is true. that is what vision 2030 i5 about. he wants to get away from the oil industry into foreign investment and funds and partially privati5ing. .. it is and funds and partially privati5ing... it is down to how the saudi arabian people will accept this change and how fast they can actually go with it. at the moment, the entire region is facing lots of
challenges, politically, economically and socially. what would the religious authorities have to see if he is seen as being true progressive? last year, there was a decision by the government to decrease the power of the religious police. for example, religiou5 police. for example, religiou5 police can no longer stop people in the streets. in the beginning, there was a lot of criticism about this decision but afterward5, people 5ta rted to decision but afterward5, people started to think about it and welcome it. religious police do not have much power any more. this was a big step for saudi arabia. if you go to saudi arabia now, you can see it i5 to saudi arabia now, you can see it is changing. at the same time, some will say it is baby steps. stay with us on 0ut5ide source — still to come... we will look at why travis kalanick, the chief executive of the has resigned. emergency services are at the scene
of a crane collapse in crewe where three people have been trapped. cheshire fire and rescue service and the police remain at the scene of this collapse in crewe after being called out for 30 pm stating that people were trapped underneath the game. it was working at the new house development. 0nce game. it was working at the new house development. once the emergency services arrived, the driver of the team was airlifted to hospital and i5 driver of the team was airlifted to hospital and is receiving treatment for his injuries. north west ambulance service would only say that an adult and child were also taken to hospital for a that an adult and child were also taken to ho5pitalfor a checkup. we do not have confirmation if they we re do not have confirmation if they were pa rt of do not have confirmation if they were part of the three that were trapped under that claim. a building
inspector i5 trapped under that claim. a building inspector is also on site and i am told that investigations are underway. this is 0ut5ide source live from the bbc newsroom. the iraqi military said that islamic state militants have blown up the mosque in morsel of the eis leader, abu bakr al—baghdadi gave a speech proclaiming a new caliphate. —— isis leader. let us stay with that. the iraqi military a5 leader. let us stay with that. the iraqi military as we have just said to have been reporting that islamic militants have blown up the famous landmark. this is what has been blown up, the
grand al—nuri mo5que. thi5 this is what has been blown up, the grand al—nuri mo5que. this is where the leader of isis proclaimed a new caliphate will stop we are trying to make contact with our correspondence and hopefully we can bring you to him as soon as we get through. a senior homeland security official in the us says hacker5 linked to the russian government tried to interfere with election—related computer systems in as many as 21 us states. this is samuel liles, acting director of the office of intelligence and analysis cyber division. he told the senate intelligence committee vote tallying mechani5m5 were unaffected and that the hacks appeared to be looking at system vulnerabilities like "somebody walking down the street to see if you were home." he did however say a small number of networks were infiltrated. let this go over to washington. the
scale of this seems to be increasing all the time. that is the thing. la5t autumn we found out that there we re la5t autumn we found out that there were two states that hacker5 had penetrated, illinois and arizona, and that accessed voter databases. a li5t and that accessed voter databases. a list of registered voters in the state. the home addresses and how they voted in the past. now we find out that that number is now 21 and there has been bedevilled port5 out that that number is now 21 and there has been bedevilled ports in there has been bedevilled ports in the past few weeks that could be a higher number, over a0. —— there has been media reports. walking down the 5treet been media reports. walking down the street and testing the locks on doors to see if they were locked, they were sometimes able to test the door and get in. in some cases they might have been able to accessed voter rolls. that is not the same
thing as being able to change votes or influence the tabulation or adju5t or influence the tabulation or adjust the tabulation. it is still concerning that it is part of a grander russian strategy, it seems, to cast doubt on the election and to create chaos, compared with hacking of the democrat national committee and the hillary clinton's senior campaign aide. that helped to di5rupt campaign aide. that helped to disrupt the us presidential election in 2016. remind us where these enquiries and investigations are at now? we have got quite a view. the biggest one is the special counsel investigation, headed by the former director of the fbi. that is being donein director of the fbi. that is being done in the auspices of thejustice department. that was the fbi investigation that was removed from justice 5upervi5ion because of conflict of interest because they are investigating donald trump
campaign officials. that is the investigation that could lead to criminal charges looking at ties between the russians and the donald trump campaign. and also looking at any attempt by the president himself to strut justice. there any attempt by the president himself to 5trutju5tice. there are reports that the president is under investigation and the president has al5o investigation and the president has also suggested that but his lawyers deny that. we also have congre55 also suggested that but his lawyers deny that. we also have congress and multiple committees looking at this in the senate and the house, they have been calling witne55e5 in the senate and the house, they have been calling witnesses to testify a nd have been calling witnesses to testify and also have been subpoenaing document5. testify and also have been subpoenaing documents. thank you very much. the iraqi military are reporting that ies militants have blown up the famou5 landmark of the grand al—nuri mo5que famou5 landmark of the grand al—nuri mosque in morsel. let us go to our correspondence in morsel. it has been confirmed now that the mosque
was destroyed. i was there with a counterterrori5m force here in iraq. it is the force that advanced today to just 150 metres away from the mosque to just 150 metres away from the mo5que where to just 150 metres away from the mosque where i was to just 150 metres away from the mo5que where i was filming. i sent the pictures to the bbc. they were about to storm the mosque. two hours after we left, we held of the bad new5 after we left, we held of the bad news that ies destroyed at the mosque, news that ies destroyed at the mo5que, blew it up. ies have stated that it was the coalition that blew it up. some of the iraqi fighter5 we re it up. some of the iraqi fighter5 were just a few metres, i am talking
about 20—30 metres. it is impossible to destroy it from up in the era. put this into context foreigners. what does this say about the overall battle for mo5ul? what does this say about the overall battle for mosul? i think the forces from three directions are advancing towards the old city where the grand al—nuri mo5que is. they are advancing from the north, east and west. the counterterrori5m force advanced today and were very close to the mosque. the iraqi army had hoped to announce that all of the western pa rt of hoped to announce that all of the western part of mosul had been liberated. the battle for mo5ul 5ta rted liberated. the battle for mo5ul 5tarted nine months ago. they hoped that the old city would be finished before next week. it is memorable that back in 201a, the islamic state
group leader, gave a speech in5ide this very mo5que, why would they destroy it? it is the same reason. they know that the iraqi media, the iraqi government wants the mosque to destroy the idea of the caliphate that was announced from the mosque. that was important to them. they wa nted that was important to them. they wanted to finish this place the only time he appeared in front of the public. it mea n5 time he appeared in front of the public. it means that that the caliphate will be finished and the idea of the caliphate would be destroyed completely. they would lo5e mosul. and fini5hed destroyed completely. they would lo5e mosul. and finished the existence of isis. chinese e—commerce giant aliababa is in the us this week to court small businesses — and persuade them to sell
their products on its vast online retail platforms. ceo jack ma promises the platform will provide easy access to the huge chinese consumer market. samira hu55ainjoin5 us now from the conference in detroit. hello. it is pretty impressive. they have occupied the conference centre here in detroit. the mission of aliababa here in detroit. the mission of aliaba ba i5 here in detroit. the mission of aliaba ba is to here in detroit. the mission of aliababa is to try to introduce them5elve5 aliababa is to try to introduce themselves to the american consumer and more importantly to small busine55e5. aliaba ba and more importantly to small busine55e5. aliababa i5 and more importantly to small busine55e5. aliababa is a household name in asia but not so much in america. just to remind you that when president trump wa5 america. just to remind you that when president trump was still president elect, he met with the ceo
in new york and he promised to president trump that he will create 1 million president trump that he will create 1millionjob5. when he was president trump that he will create 1 millionjob5. when he was here president trump that he will create 1millionjob5. when he was here on the floor i had the chance to ask him about that pledge to resident, and what the status was of those jobs. the first question i discussed was worth president trump about creating jobs. we have been doing that in the past 18 years. we are already supporting lots of american 5mall already supporting lots of american small businesses. they are using our network. in california alone we have about 3000 companies, 5mall companies, already using our service5. companies, already using our services. this time, we will see we have officially 5tarted services. this time, we will see we have officially started 1 million onlinejob5 for small
have officially started 1 million online jobs for small businesses on the alibaba platform. they already hear the confidence from home. despite not getting at the 1 million job5 despite not getting at the 1 million jobsjust yet, he is confident despite not getting at the 1 million job5 just yet, he is confident it will happen and he believes it is american 5mall will happen and he believes it is american small businesses that will be the ticket for that. alibaba's platforms give american 5mall busine55e5 acce55 platforms give american 5mall busine55e5 access to the massive chinese online market. that is the big 5ell. what will be more challenging for alibaba i5 big 5ell. what will be more challenging for alibaba is what it once down the line. that is to turn alibaba's platforms once down the line. that is to turn aliba ba's platforms into once down the line. that is to turn alibaba's platforms into a global platform, allowing people to buy something from the netherlands and haveit something from the netherlands and have it shipped to thailand within 72 hours. in order to do that they will need to buy in from the american consumer and that will be harder. the iraqi military is reporting that
islamic state militants have blown up islamic state militants have blown up the famous landmark of the grand al—nuri mo5que up the famous landmark of the grand al—nuri mosque in mosul. thi5 up the famous landmark of the grand al—nuri mosque in mosul. this is 5ymbolic. it is where the eis leader gave a speech three years ago proclaiming a new caliphate. —— islamic state leader. it has a famou5 leaning minaret. islamic state are claiming that the us air force destroyed the mosque from the new5 force destroyed the mosque from the news outlets. we will bring you more developments in the next 30 minutes. they will be a detailed uk forecast
ju5t they will be a detailed uk forecast just before the top of the tower. let us look at some weather stories from around the world. starting off in the united states. tropical storm cindy has formed in the gulf of mexico and i5 cindy has formed in the gulf of mexico and is heading north. some of the gulf states can expect to see a storm surge of 1—3 feet that could produce some coastal flooding. there will be wind that had about 60 miles per over. rainfall, there will be a lot. around 200 millimetres of rain. where is it heading to? it is working inland from thursday. the wind will ease down. the rain is still wind will ease down. the rain is 5till heavily. it will merge with this other weather system coming out of canada. some of that cloud from that storm as it extends back, it will be wet here. we are expecting
to see quite a bit of rainfall. it will be 32 degrees in acapulco. in mexico city it should be dry. they will be some wet weather towards jamaica. it is the wind that is the problem in the middle east. that wind will be picking up du5t problem in the middle east. that wind will be picking up dust and 5and wind will be picking up dust and sand and blowing it around so there will be poor visibility. that will have an impact on aviation. it is al5o have an impact on aviation. it is also very hot in southern iran. hot al5o also very hot in southern iran. hot also in india but also wet. we have got monsoon rain5. very heavy in places up and down the western coa5t. some of the worst weather is in the bay of bengal. bangladesh has seen 5ome in the bay of bengal. bangladesh has seen some heavy rain. some landslides and flooding. plenty more to come. we have seen some wet weather worked
its way across to japan. thi5 we have seen some wet weather worked its way across to japan. this line of cloud is a 5emipermanent feature in this part of the world. it does bring heavy rain into 5outhern japan. it extends back into 5outhern and central china with hong kong on the edge of that. it has been quite wet here recently. some heavy showers acro55 south—east asia in the philippines, indonesia and out towards pa pa the philippines, indonesia and out towards papa new guinea. in europe, we have got high pressure in charge. that is bringing settled weather. the pressure is the dominant feature to was the northeast of europe. 17 degrees in moscow and windy. it is much hotter west you are. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is 0utside source. the iraqi military says so—called islamic state militants have blown up the grand al—nuri mosque in mosul.
it's the historic landmark was where is leader abubakr al—baghdadi proclaimed a "caliphate" in 201a. the british government has laid out its plans for brexit in the ceremonial queen's speech. my government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the european union. the new leader of hong kong has told the bbc she'll not be able to guarantee freedom of speech in the territory. we'll play you that interview. we'll be live in new zealand ahead of the british and irish lions first